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I'm currently using the disk management tool to shrink my windows partition to around 25 GB's so I can create two more partitions (one for ubuntu and the other for media). My problem is I can't shrink my windows partition past 125 GB's. I tried to defrag my disk but that didn't help at all. This isn't a huge deal because I'm going to be ordering a new HDD for my netbook once school starts again, I just want to know why its not letting me shrink my disk past this point.
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Nortons Partition magic?
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i do not know but i would assume its for the OS and a predetermined space has been allocated
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i do not know but i would assume its for the OS and a predetermined space has been allocated
Right so use partition magic to shrink it.
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Use gparted in an ubuntu live disk. It should be able to do it.
    
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i do not know but i would assume its for the OS and a predetermined space has been allocated
I hope not, that would be pretty annoying. I guess I'm going to have to get this new HDD sooner then I thought. I'm trying to get ubuntu all setup before I take my programming in linux course.
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I hope not, that would be pretty annoying. I guess I'm going to have to get this new HDD sooner then I thought. I'm trying to get ubuntu all setup before I take my programming in linux course.
Partition magic will make it as small as you want, well as small as the amount of data on the drive.
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The partition manager has never worked for me on Windows, it's never let me shrink more than about 15GB. I always use gParted never had any issues with it.
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Partition magic will make it as small as you want, well as small as the amount of data on the drive.
Alright cool, I'll give it a try. Thanks for the info. +Rep to all that have helped. I'll post back if I have any problems.
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