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#1 Shade the Wolf

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 02:16 PM

For some weird reason, I can't partition my C drive for Ubuntu. It gives me the option to, but it won't allow me to. It's weird because it allows me to partition my D (recovery) drive, but not my main drive.

Here's what I mean by it doesn't allow me to on the C Drive, but it allows me to on the D Drive.

C Drive (about 60 (58.2) GB free):
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D Drive (about 2 (1.83) GB free):
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The reason I want to do this is because right now as it is, I have Ubuntu running as a program in Windows Vista. This means I'm screwed royally if I'm unable to access my main drive for whatever reason. I also want a more "permanent" installation without the risk of overwriting my current OS.

Edited by Shade the Wolf, 02 September 2011 - 02:17 PM.


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#2 MadDawg

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 04:01 PM

It won't let you shrink C: because it is currently in use. You could use EaseUS Partition Master, which will allow you to shrink the partition (it will reboot the computer so it can do so).

You should also be able to shrink the partition from the Ubuntu install media during installation, as well by running GParted during the live session.

Obviously, you should back up your data if possible, as messing with the partitions can be dangerous.

Edited by MadDawg, 02 September 2011 - 04:02 PM.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 04:03 PM

Thanks. I'll see about getting an external first before partitioning, then. Thanks for the help MadDawg.




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