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Resizing a partition (Resolved)

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:13 am
by GELvdH
I have a machine which has 2 HDDs, a 250 meg and a 2TB. When I installed Linux Mint 19.1 I didn't pay enough attention and it installed linux on the 2 TB drive using the whole drive. Now I wish to install a smaller SSD for linux to speed things up and immage the large drive to the SSD, but when I go to GParted to try to shrink the partition I get the following numbers, 0 free space preceding, 190772 New size. When I try to change the New size it does not allow me to change the values with resize. Any sugestions?
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Re: Resizing a partition

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:22 pm
by deepakdeshp
Mounted partitions can't be resized. Hence back up your data, boot from live USB and try resizing.

Re: Resizing a partition

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:05 pm
by GELvdH
Thanks.