Shrink DIsk linux mint

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Wildstone
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Shrink DIsk linux mint

Post by Wildstone »

Hey i want to shrink hd so i got some space so that i can install windows 10

please tell me how can i shrink the disk to free space

thanks

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Re: Shrink DIsk linux mint

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First that screenshot is low res and not of much help.

That aside, you are - I think - talking about creating an additional partition for installing Windows 10.

If you don;t know how to do this, then if I were you I would read all the cautionary threads on here about dual-boot installs.

In short, completely avoid it.

How do I know? I was in very much the same boat recently.
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Re: Shrink DIsk linux mint

Post by Pierre »

maybe just plan a bit smarter :?:

ie: if there is little of value in the LinuxMint system - - then just erase it & start again.

1/ boot an LinuxMint live environment & delete all the existing partitions
2/ then create 1 - 2 partitions for win-10 & 2 - 3 partitions for LinuxMint.
3/ boot the win-10 install disk & install that system
4/ boot the win-10 and check that it works ok.
5/ boot the LinuxMint install disk & install that system
6/ boot the LinuxMint and check that it works ok.
7/ apply any updates to win-10 & check that both systems still work ok.
8/ apply any updates to LinuxMint & check that both systems still work ok.

and allow an entire day - - to do all of that lot.
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Re: Shrink DIsk linux mint

Post by Wildstone »

Thanks for your reply .. i want completely format the Linux and then reinstall the window that's my goal and after that i can install Linux mint

now i am using only Linux (No window at all)

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