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[SOLVED] I can't resize my Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit drive...HELP PLEASE!

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I installed Ubuntu on one of my partitions & I've been having trouble with my Windows partitions.So I just got a dedicated hard drive for Ubuntu, & I'm trying to get my Windows drive how I like it; without any success. Soo I'm in Windows Disk Management & I'm trying to add 211.36 GB of unallocated space onto my Windows drive, but when I right-click to click on "Extend Volume" I'm unable to because the words are shaded out...So I'm completely stuck as what to do next ...I've formatted it than tried extending my Windows drive, but that didn't work so I deleted the drive so it would go back to unallocated. Any help would be appreciated
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The problem is that it's the drive your currently using and thus it is 'mounted.' You have to unmount a drive before you can modify it, and it obviously isn't possible to do this if its your current partition your booted into. Go into ubuntu and try to extend your windows partition from there. Likewise if you need to extend your ubuntu partition I would do it from windows.
    
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go into ubuntu, open up a terminal, enter the following command:

sudo apt-get install gparted

once it is installed, you will find it in:

system->administrator->gparted

there is a drop down menu in the right hand corner, find the drive in question:

it will more than likely /dev/sda (that is the one displayed by default.)

if not, just go thru the list till you find the one in question.

resize the partition from there. (unmount the drive if you have it auto-mount thru fstab.)
Edited by Transhour - 3/16/11 at 12:38am
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The problem is that it's the drive your currently using and thus it is 'mounted.' You have to unmount a drive before you can modify it, and it obviously isn't possible to do this if its your current partition your booted into. Go into ubuntu and try to extend your windows partition from there. Likewise if you need to extend your ubuntu partition I would do it from windows.
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go into ubuntu, open up a terminal, enter the following command:

sudo apt-get install gparted

once it is installed, you will find it in:

system->administrator->gparted

there is a drop down menu in the right hand corner, find the drive in question:

it will more than likely /dev/sda (that is the one displayed by default.)

if not, just go thru the list till you find the one in question.

resize the partition from there. (unmount the drive if you have it auto-mount thru fstab.)
Thank you both very much. I've been so frustrated trying to figure out what's wrong.
   
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you're welcome.

you could also use the livecd/liveusb, if for whatever reason your ubuntu install wont let you, or if you ever need to resize your linux partitions. gparted is installed by default in the livecd on ubuntu, but not in the actual install, which baffles me, i guess they want you to use the "disk utility" which i find a bit buggy...but it serves it purpose as a smart monitor and fixing size issues on flash drives if you use commands like dd on them
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you're welcome.

you could also use the livecd/liveusb, if for whatever reason your ubuntu install wont let you, or if you ever need to resize your linux partitions. gparted is installed by default in the livecd on ubuntu, but not in the actual install, which baffles me, i guess they want you to use the "disk utility" which i find a bit buggy...but it serves it purpose as a smart monitor and fixing size issues on flash drives if you use commands like dd on them
Sounds good, I'll just do it in Ubuntu. But that does sound handy when I don't have Ubuntu installed on a friends, family member, etc. computer. So thanks again, I'll get on dat right now.
   
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