llogg wrote:I installed Mint in a partition alongside a pre-existing Vista install. Because of Windows limitations I was left with 70% of my HDD space allocated to Windows. I now want to destroy the windows partition, expand Mint to the whole HD, and install Vista as a Virtual Box machine. Anybody know how to do that without simply reformatting the HD and installing Mint? I don't feel like going through all the configuration and installation of things I need for work if I can avoid it. Thanks in advance.
Sure -- you just need to run gparted
partition manager in a live session. Delete the windows partition, move your Mint partition to the left, and "grow" it to fill the empty space.
I use unetbootin
to install PartedMagic
to a bootable USB drive. It has a nice gparted tutorial