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ashish1989

Guys I have windows 7 with linux installed, but the problem is it is occupying hdd space now and the linux drive is getting low on space day by day

How can I give additional storage to the linux drive without reinstalling the OS again

Looking for your valuable guidance nsaners

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Archanus
5 minutes ago, ashish1989 said:

Guys I have windows 7 with linux installed, but the problem is it is occupying hdd space now and the linux drive is getting low on space day by day

How can I give additional storage to the linux drive without reinstalling the OS again

Looking for your valuable guidance nsaners

 

Hey :) Have you seen this??

 

I hope it works for you

https://askubuntu.com/questions/871825/add-more-disk-space-for-linux-from-windows-in-a-dual-bootable-machine

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shwescorpion

Let says u have 2 partitions.

C for Windows

D for linux

 

First shrink C for your desire amount.

This can b done by windows's build in Disk Management tool.

But may b take time to complete because windows itself is running and need to move the files.

If can't, then use bootable disk management software like "partition wizard" to resize the C.

That will create Unallocated Space behind C.

 

Now your disk structure will b like this.

C, Unallocated Space, D

 

Now boot into live linux/ubuntu.

Run the Gparted and resize or expand your D.

 

Hope this helps.

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man.with.a.plan

Do you have free/unallocated space or any other partition at the "End" of your Ubuntu  partition? If yes then you might be able to 1) Use that free space(Best chance of success) Or

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2) Shrink some space from other partition.

Have you seen this : https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1810512

 

Please post your Disk Management screenies..

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teodz1984

a good partition manager run in windows can do all that above..  depending on the partition layout you may have to things around so the ext2 or ext3 partition is contiguous so a resize can be done...

if you reck the boot order.. get grubwin to fix that

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ashish1989

Ok now I understand. First I will create free space through some partition manager soft

then I will go to linux live mode to allocate the free space to linux drive through gparted

But it will hamper my grub. Can anybody tell me how to restore grub then.

Also kindly tell me if I am right or wrong for the above steps

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ashish1989

Will post screenshot in the evening, in office r8 now

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ashish1989

Sorry for this late reply, I was pretty busy in my job for few days.

I have made unallocated space through easeus partition master.

Then I go to live mode through linux bootable pd.

Now the problem is in linux live mode gparted cannot extend the drive and not able to merge the unallocated space.

What to do now???

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