I have just installed Linux Mint 14 on a Toshiba Laptop which previously had Windows (well it still does). Right now I only have a 10GB partition for Linux Mint and a large partition with Windows still installed. But there are two other partitions which I am not sure about: TOSHIBA SYSTEM VOLUME (1.46GB) and HDDRECOVERY (9.71GB). I believe HDDRECOVERY is like what you use instead of using a Windows disk to recover your system, but I am not sure about TOSHIBA SYSTEM VOLUME.
My question is: Can I get rid of these two partitions to make some space for Linux Mint? They seem useless since I'm not using Windows anymore. I'm assuming I can delete them and resize my Linux partition using GParted.
The other thing is I have about 30GB free on my Windows partition (I'm not sure exactly how much), would it be better to shrink this partition and make the Linux one bigger?
The reason I don't want to delete my Windows partition now is because I still have some stuff that I haven't backed up, but I'm out of space on my Linux partition so I need to do something for now.
Sorry for my poorly structured post, any help will be appreciated.
P.S. this is my first post.