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#1 Dawter

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 06:51 PM

How do I add the unallocated space to my C: disk?
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:14 AM

It's been a real long time since I used Partition Magic, but it seems like you can delete the partitions between C: and the unallocated space.
Make sure you do a backup before you try anything. Just in case... :thumbsup:
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:24 AM

Yes, unallocated space must be immediately adjacent to the partition you want to expand into it. So as Wildabeast says, you can delete the intervening partitions (losing their contents), enlarge the C: drive then re-create them. But I guess you would want to avoid this as it would be necessary to re-install Linux.

The alternative would be to move the Linux partitions along into the unallocated space to expose as much as you want to add to C:, but you'd want to be sure PM can do this without destroying your multi-boot functionality. Like Wildabeast, it's been so long since I use PM for anything, I've no idea whether Version 8 can accomplish it successfully - it was released in 2004 and I believe its support for EXT3 was limited.
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:04 PM

Thanks so much for your help and getting this question in the right place.
I'll try to figure out what I want to do. The thing I didn't know was that the 2 partitions have to be side by side before they can be joined.
I appreciate it!

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:05 PM

Yeah, what he said... :thumbsup:
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