|16 Feb 2012||#1|
Disk Management- Merging unallocated space
I dual boot Windows 7 with Ubuntu. I have allocated 10GB as a partition to hold Ubuntu and any of the relatively small amounts of data I would store there, Ubuntu had the ability to look at and open the files on Windows anyway-- but Windows cannot read the Linux partition format.
When I originally partitioned the drive, I noticed that I hadn't really done it efficiently, because 109GB of data became "unallocated", after being part of the Windows C drive. I ignored this back then, because I couldn't fix it with Disk Management. Now I would like to get the partitions in order, but I have no idea what to do without risking making my computer unbootable (its happened before).
My partitions are split as follows:
12.7GB to pqservice, Acer's backup files are stored here, to allow factory resetting.
100MB to System Reserve.
157GB to C Drive
10GB to Ubuntu
And, because the maximum number of partitions is 4, 109GB unallocated.
Windows Disk Management, of course, won't let me extend C drive by 109GB because the unallocated space is not next to it. I cannot create a new partition, because the maximum is 4, and I cannot merge any of them either.
So how am I supposed to extend C Drive by 109GB through Disk Management, or any 3rd party program, for that matter?
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|16 Feb 2012||#5|
Okay, I've only used the factory reset once, and that was a year and a bit ago. I don't have the install disk because Windows came pre-installed, but I do have a Windows system repair disk that I burnt.
And I happen to have already used EASEUS disk partition, at least the free version. I'm not sure how it extend Drive C, though.
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|16 Feb 2012||#10|
Ah, it's tempting to do that... Unfortunately, "Other" is also known as "Ubuntu"... >_>
It has to do with the way it was installed, then- it left the unallocated space to the right, not the left, of Ubuntu. If I delete "Other", not only am I deleting Ubuntu, but also "GRUB" to bootloader that comes with Linux to switch between Windows and Linux. I did this once before, to get rid of a different type of Linux I had installed. It made the system unbootable "Grub failed to load".
So I luckily had my Windows repair disk, booted off that and used command prompt to fix the way Windows booted. I could do it again, but then I'd have to go through the hassle of backing up all my Ubuntu files, spending 30 or so minutes reinstalling it. As well as use the command prompt from the disk and enter in a few codes and hope that they work. Surely there's an easier way?
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