I just want to let you know that I have only been using computers for about 4- 6 months period, and ubuntu about 3-4 days.
So, I recently installed Ubuntu by shrinking my vista hdd from within vista(home premium), which is doing well. Ubuntu was doing well too, until I decided to create /home, I didn't completely understand the concept of /home, I was just following steps off a website. So, what I done is created a 15GB partition for /home and left... "/"root- 80 GB...., so I now have them backwards,
Is there anyway I can get that (empty) 15GB partition back? or even better,move "/" to it?
I have the Live CD with gparted of course, but dont have any idea how to use it to expand, or rejoin partitions or anything like that. I know I can create another partition for /home by cutting about 60 GB out of the 80 GB partition that "/" root resides in, but then, there will be no way for me to join or use the other 15GB partition that I originally cut for /home. I am going to see what else I can find. If anyone knows how to get this straightened out, Please, fill me in.
On a side note....
I'm a little skeered of doing a reinstall with manual partitioning, cause I don't want to mess up vista!, and I'm not sure if that would solve my problem anyway. I also thought about reinstalling it by letting it choose the largest "empty" space(which would be the 15GB space, right?), and then removing '/" from the 80GB space it is in now, but dont have a clue how to remove/uninstall it, or if its even possible to take that route, and worried about creating boot problems if I do it.
I can't be the first person who has made this mistake, So, If anyone has a solution to this problem please fill me in and give tips or sites where I can do more research please. and Thank you for reading my post!
PS. I am running off the live cd right now, and probably will be until I get this solved....