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Topic # 96255 23-Jan-2012 19:13
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sorry if this is in the wrong section, didn't know where else to post.

I have partitioned my hard drive for dual booting ubuntu 11.10 and windows 7. However, I made a stupid mistake. Seeing as windows already took up 3 primary partitions, I created an extension partition (which took up the last of the 4 primary partitions available). Instead of partitioning the rest of the hard drive, I partitioned all but 85ish GB, so now I have 85GB sitting on my hard drive that isnt accessible as I cannot move it to the extension partition or make it a new partition.

So what do I do with the free hard drive space now? I really can't be bothered doing a whole new installation of windows as I will have to restore windows after I delete the partition ubuntu sits on and recreate windows 7 from the disk image etc etc.

Help will be much appreciated,


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  Reply # 572514 23-Jan-2012 20:38
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Boot GParted and use the move and merge options.

It is widely used and generally regarded as very safe, but a backup is always recommended before doing this kind of thing.

Personally I perform only one operation at at time and check the result before moving on to the next operation. Have used it only a few times, but it is impressive.

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