Ubuntu Shrink Volume [How Much?]

I have just bought a new computer with Vista already installed. It has two large Hard Drives. c & D. 1T in total memory. When I use "Shrink Volume" in Vista System Maintenance it offers the following:Total size before shrink in MB 469930Size of available shrink space in MB 139400Enter ...

Ubuntu Dual Boot: Shrink Volume Questions

all, my name is Evan. I've been booting Ubuntu 9.04 up from a disc for a while now, and love it. I'm finally ready to end my laziness and create a dual boot. I'm using an acer laptop that has about 149 gigs. I was under the impression that I should be able to reduce my main partition by 50% or so, w ...

shrink volume or expand volume in ubuntu

I run vista and gutsy and i've just created some free space on my windows drive. if i shrink that volume to create some "free space" can any of u help me to merge it with my current Z:\ or Linux drive? I had only 10 gigs and i need to install a few games.. ...

Ubuntu shrink volume group?

I don't understand the logical volume manager, which by default is the way fc3 partitions. I wanted to put Ubuntu on, but all the disk space is dedicated to one of the volume groups (except a small bit for a boot partition). Anyone know how to shrink that volume group to open up some free space or s ...

RHEL WS 4 - shrink volume

I am running Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 and am having difficulty shrinking a volume. I am a Windows admin so I know little about getting around in Linux. I found some info and tried this-I booted the rescue CD and entered these commands:>vgscan>vgchange -a y VolGroup00>vgmknodes#e2fsck - ...

Cannot shrink volume in Vista for Ubuntu install on separate partition

First of all, I searched for a while on this. I am determined to install 7.10 on its own partition - on my lenovo thinkpad loaded with vista home premium + a recovery partition (I made the recovery disk already, and if I have to wipe the system, so be it. Thats the last resort).Anyway, I wanted to a ...

Oracle automatic undo shrink

Suppose undo tbs is 10gb.Oracle decided to take the rollbacksegments offline.Does oracle drop the rollbacksegments? or just take them offlineI mean, is there a chance to reduce my undo tablespace 10gb to 8gb automatically ...

Oracle automatic undo shrink space

Hello1-)Suppose undo tbs is 10gb.There is no activity in the database and hence Oracle decided to take the rollback segments offline.Does it also drop the rollbacksegments?I mean, is there a chance to reduce my undo tablespace 10gb to 8gb automatically? 2-)I know that round robin is used in manuel u ...

Ubuntu Windows can't shrink volume?

So I have a new Acer Laptop, and was going to run Ubuntu on a separate partition from Windows 7. My HDD is 591GB, but it only lets me shrink to 245GB. I ran a disk defragmenter, and I did a chkdsk and everything is okay. What could be causing the problem? :( ...

Ubuntu LVM / LUKS encrypted System - how to shrink volume ?

i have installed Xubuntu (11.10) on a Laptop with full System encryption and LVM.Badly i gave the /home partition all of the free space during installation, but now id need to get some GB free for a testing environment.So i have tried to shrink the /home partition with system-config-lvm but that pro ...

Dual-boot disharmony (W7 + Ubuntu 10.10)

I've tried following "How to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in perfect harmony" but have ended up unable to boot anything. On booting, I get the message "error: no such partition. grub rescue>-" Can someone help, please?This is after hours and hours of trying to follow the abo ...

Ubuntu Returning C-drive allocations to default setting in Vista SP1

Folks -- To prepare for a dual boot installation (Vista / Ubuntu 9.10) I had to first allocate space for it on my C-drive using Vista's 'Disk Management' and 'Shrink Volume' features. Unfortunately, I mistakenly allocated 40 MB instead of 40 GB. Went back into 'Shrink Volume' to correct the allocati ...

How To: Dual Boot Ubuntu and Vista from Ubuntu ISO

Below I will give instruction for installing Ubuntu from ISO using Windows Vista.First things first; get your self a copy of an Ubuntu 8.10 ISO and install daemon tools.Now that you have these, let's move on. In windows vista right click on computer under start menu and then click manage. When the m ...

Ubuntu About partition problem

Question1)Can anyone teach me how to shrink volume ?2)When installing ubuntu want to edit partition then just install ubuntu.But after i edit my HDD to two partition,then press install now, it fail. Saying no root system or system file.I forget what it wrote already.Teach me pls,I really a new guy f ...

problem creating drive

I am having problems in creating new drives in windows vista.....To create new drive i first go to "disk management" then i go to "shrink volume" option available in drive which is having space....When my disk is created i open "simple volume wizard" in which when i for ...

How to Use Windows 7 Disk Manager to Extend Windows 7 System Partition?

As magic Windows 7 disk manager, Windows 7 built in Disk Management has the ability to shrink and extend Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit system partition. You just need to right click in Disk Management and choose "Shrink Volume" or "Extend Volume". But there is a huge disadvantage t ...

Ubuntu Dual booting

I understand there has been many many................. threads on dual booting.The purpose of this thread is to confirm that this is the correct process. (Vista Business is pre-installed)1. Go to Disk management (right click computer > manage) and right click the largest partiton.2. Click 'shrink ...

sony vaio vpcea3s1e disturbing hdd noise

i have disturbing "zzzzzzzz" sound whenever i attempt to reach a file or folder, and it lasts for ten seconds after opening it. It is terribly disturbing and i haven't found any solution for it.i have also windows 7 installed on my laptop. But i do not have any noise issue when using it.i ...

Cant Install Ubuntu Whatsoever, Any Advice?

Ill sum up whats happened to me in a few bullet-points:Cant use "Shrink" volume in vista, i get teh "not enough memory" error, i have 1GB ram.The GPARTED program on the LiveCD, it says i need to run chkdsk /f ?? And it wont create parititions.I tried creating partitions in 2 3rdP ...

I want to install Ubuntu, but keep Vista. I am having problems..

I am new to all this, so please be patient!I have burned Ubuntu to a CD, and I am ready to install it.My HDD is setup currently with a C:\ with 27gb free and a D:\ with 28gb free. The C:\ is where Vista is installed and the D:\ I currently just use for odds and ends. I originally thought it would be ...

I'm about to install Ubuntu but...

...before that i tried to partition the c-drive to make up free space (with vista's in-built partitioner (CP >> disc management >> shrink) but I noticed that despite the fact that there is plenty of empty space the available size (more than 50% of it is free) the available shrink volume ...

Ubuntu Adding to NTFS

well guys i deleted my GRUB and i deleted my ubuntu partionso how do i add back to my NTFS partion because when i deleted ubuntu that partion just says 268 gigs of free space and if i write click my NTFS partion there is: open, explore, change drive letter and paths, shrink volume, properties, and h ...

Shrinking Vista - Making Ubuntu Home Bigger?

I installed Hardy Heron 8.0.4 on my Sony Vaio after first installing MS Vista. I used the shrink volume tool in Vista to reduce it to 135 GB and then installed Ubuntu after.I used GParted to make the partitions:2GB swap20GB root ext365 GB home ext3my question is: since I really dont need all this sp ...

Ubuntu Gparted Partition Problem

My dilemma: On my only hard drive, I have it partitioned for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11, Earlier today I performed "Shrink Volume" on the Windows partition, successful, opened 22.74GiB I would like to increase my 10GiB Ubuntu 11 Partition to 16GiB, then create a partition for trying out chrom ...

Ubuntu partitioning help

I am trying to partition my drive but it says that I only have 37mb shrink volume. No matter how much stuff I delete off the c drive the shrink volume stays at 37mb. whats going on?BTW iv a vista and im trying to partition it to run ubuntu along vista.help appriciated ...

Ubuntu Hard disk partitioning help please

Hi, I want to install Ubuntu Linux on my Vista computer, so I went to the disk management tool and chose shrink volume on my C: primary partition (the only partition on that disk) to make room for it, however it says I only have around 20GB of space available for shrinking when my hard drive actuall ...

how to properly uninstall openSUSE and install Ubuntu

Here is what I did so far:1) I have a computer with Vista on it as primary OS2) using Vista's shrink volume function, I created a 20GB partition3) i downloaded openSUSE iso, burned it on dvd, booted, installed it on that 20GB partition4) now when I turn the computer on, it loads GRUB, and I can choo ...

Ubuntu inpiron N4010 dual boot

i have inspiron N4010 i nstalled windows 7 in it. i made a partition using shrink volume. and installed ubuntu 10.04 ,but after the installation of ubuntu it shows this error [1312.684104] end_request:1/0 error,devsro/sector 465620now if i a restart the mechine , no grub loading and istead it shows ...

64/32-bit Ubuntu/Windows 7 dualboot

Well, okay, then. Might as well explain my situation.I have two computers at hand, my old, crumbling (but still pretty mighty) desktop and a sleek (but rather bland) laptop, both with Windows 7. I've been running various Linux distros in VirtualBox on both machines for... psh, a year now? Main distr ...

[HOWTO] Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 on HP dm3-1010ed

The following is a step-by-step guide on dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 on a HP dm3-1010ed notebook. I'm just sharing it because it might save others some trouble.Requirements: (aka, what I've used, yours could be similar)A desktop computer running Ubuntu 8.04A 4GB USB stickHP dm3-1010ed run ...

Ubuntu how to dual boot on separate partition?

ok if i don't use the shrink volume method, and i just wanted to put ubuntu on 2nd partition. After installation will i just see ubuntu and not vista? i think i have tried it before and that was my result but it was long time ago so anyone know how to dual boot under my condition? ...

Install Dual-boot Vista/Ubuntu (9.04 Jaunty) on Asus notebook/laptop

I managed to successfully install Ubuntu as a dual boot so I'm posting this so that others can learn from my mistakes.My laptop is Asus pro50 series, PRO50Z, AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core QL-62, 2Gb mem, 250Gb disk,Comes with Vista pre-installed. (it is an obscure new model nr, bought jul 2009, maybe simi ...

Ubuntu Reducing the size of a stubborn windows partition

I'm a relatively new ubuntu user.I am currently dual booting vista and hardy heron (8.04). I would like to do a fresh install of Jaunty Jackalope (not upgrade via Intrepid Ibex). I have 80GB out of 115GB free on my windows partition. So I defragmented windows and tried to reduce the size of my windo ...

Ubuntu Sony vgn-cr120e 9.04 partioner help

i have approx 41gb free space on my hard drive, so i choose to use this space for the ubuntu install but the partitioner has been stuck for at 0% for almost 30 minutes now. i tried making a second partition of free space in windows but it wont make it. it says 0mbytes free to shrink volume. the HDD ...

Ubuntu sony vaio vpcea3s1e disturbing hdd noise

i have disturbing "zzzzzzzz" sound whenever i attempt to reach a file or folder, and it lasts for ten seconds after opening it. It is terribly disturbing and i haven't found any solution for it.i have also windows 7 installed on my laptop. But i do not have any noise issue when using it.i ...

Ubuntu Medion S5610 - Dual Booting and Audio

I recently got a Medion S5610 which I'm very pleased with. However I wanted to be able to dual boot it with Vista for various reasons.Once I'd got it dual booting I had a couple of issues with the sound but I've fixed those so I thought I'd document the process here.Dual BootingI'd noticed on a prev ...

Ubuntu Norton Ghost Fear Heelp...

I am using vista ultimate.I want to use gusty gibbon 7.10.I turned off my paging file, system restore.hough I have 12 GB free space in C.I cannot shrink volume more than 3GB.NOW I have downloaded norton GHOST 12.0.with this can I make a backup for c in any other primary drive?Then I want to format C ...

Partition management before doing Ubuntu install...

So far I've boot with a Gutsy live CD on a HP laptop and it seemed to go well (yay!) I am going to do a full install of Gutsy or maybe Fawn.But before I do, I needed some guidance on partitioning. After doing the "Shrink Volume" in Vista my 160GB looks like this:-C drive (with Vista) = 96G ...

Ubuntu Getting Ready To Switch

Here's hoping someone can help me. I am pretty much ready to install ubuntu, but I'm new at this stuff. So I need some help.I had planned on following this walkthrough on how to set-up a dual boot system http://apcmag.com/5046/how_to_dual_boot_vista_with_linux_vista_installed_ first but when it came ...

Ubuntu Partition on re-install

First of all, I love all you posters out there who have helped me and are helping everybody out there with their problems. This is one of the reasons Ubuntu ROCKS!A week ago I installed Ubuntu on my laptop as a dual boot with Vista. I used Vista's Shrink Volume command (as many dual boot guides reco ...

Ubuntu Can't Run LiveCD + Can't Partition = Can't Try Linux

I've been itching to try out linux for a while now and think that Ubuntu will probably be the best place to start. There are only a few problems:I can't run ANY LiveCD on my laptop. I've tried a whole bunch of different distros including freespire, knoppix, ubuntu, etc. and all of them start the pro ...

Want to install Ubuntu, but cant!!!!!

Im using Windows Vista x86 on my Asus A8Js. I want to dual boot Vista and Ubuntu. My Laptop has a 120 GB hard disk with only one partition. 30GB is free in that partition. I wish to allot 20GB for Ubuntu.I tried the shrink volume thing in Vista's Disk Management but it was only able to shrink it by ...

Windows Vista+Ubuntu/Kubuntu? Dual Boot Guide

The Noob Guide To Vista+UbuntuHi Folks. This is my first guide. I learned this the hard way -_____-If your going to dual boot Vista+Ubuntu/Kubuntu?, you need to look at this guide!NOTE: I did this in Feisty Fawn, if your using another Version, you may need to manually add Vista to the boot loader. L ...

dual boot Ubuntu and Vista

I know this has been asked numerous times but hear me out.I tried to dual boot XP and Ubuntu and in the end the process decimated my hard drive. I knew there was a risk of this happening so I had backed up everything I had.I decided to upgrade to Vista. I noticed that Vista has a much better built i ...

Howto: Dual-boot Vista/Ubuntu (Vista Installed first)

Thought I'd share a link with you. I CAN MAKE NO CLAIMS THAT THIS WILL WORK FOR EVERYONE. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.A coworker ran across this and tried it. Said she had no problems and that it worked perfectly in her case with Vista Home Premium already installed. She resized her partition using the ...

Vista host ubuntu guest read only file system

vbox version 3.1.6I have Ubuntu 10 running as a guest on Vista. I wanted to switch to using Ubuntu as my host so I decided to dual boot Ubuntu and Vista so I could keep Vista with Ubuntu as a second option in case things went bad.Following dual boot advice I opened computer management and selected s ...

Can some one Guide me to install Ubuntu 11.04 with Windows 7

I am new to Ubuntu, i have tested this software 6 month back Ubuntu 10.10 version, dual boot with Windows 7. I liked this OS, however for a Windows user its looks difficult initially, i know after spending some time and learning with this OS, it will be easier day by day. I want to install its 11.4 ...

Ubuntu how to add unallocated space to linux partition

I am new to linux.....I am not able to add unallocated space created by shrink volume in windows into existing linux partition....Screenshots194610194611Please help......... ...

Grub Rescue error : Core.img not found- Help installing Ubuntu on External Hard Drive

I am a newbie to Ubuntu and wanted some help on getting the installation done on an external hard drive.I have a Live USB version (11.04 Ubuntu) from where I am performing the installation.I followed the steps mentioned in the following link http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2011/05/23/install-ubuntu-11-04- ...

Oracle How can I shrink/release the undo table space

How can I shrink/release the undo table space. ...