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problem shrinking volume: only 9gb available?!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Maru1, Nov 18, 2009.

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  1. Maru1

    Maru1 Thread Starter

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    Hello!

    I'm using Windows 7 RTM build 7600. I'd like to make a partition and make a dual boot with Ubuntu 9.10 but I have a problem shrinking my system (c:) volume. It says that I only can shrink it 9xxxMB and I have 250gb free (out of 296gb) !

    I have tried defragmenting with the Windows defragmenter, but no luck, also tried to defragment with Perfectdisk 10 and I have been able to free up some space - the previously mentioned 9gb (since before It Disk managment showed that I can shrink only 126mb!)

    Do you have any suggestions that I could try to move Windows 7 to the beggining of the disk?

    also I have second question:
    I have 1.4gb of Toshiba System Volume that is left over from Vista and I'd like to format it but i don't know how (the reuglar way is not allowed)

    I'm also attaching screenshots of Disk managment and Perfectdisk so that it is clear what I'm talking about

    Thanks for help :eek:
     

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  2. hulkinator

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    Windows is pretty flaky with changing partition sizes. I haven't used PerfectDisk so I can't speak for that at all.

    Ubuntu setup includes GParted to create/move/format partitions- have you tried that? I also believe you can use GParted when booting with the Ubuntu CD as a live disc.
     
  3. Maru1

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    No, I didn't try that yet. Actually I was planning to load ubuntu through usb using unetbootin. So that's why I wanted to shrink the partition and then setup ubuntu in the unallocated space...
    I could try the gparted option though
     
  4. hulkinator

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    Having never used unetbootin I'm not sure, but I'd think setup runs just the same from the USB flash drive as it would directly off of the Live CD, so you should be able to use GParted.

    If you are going through the GParted process and aren't sure about something, don't hesitate to post a question or look for documentation- there is a lot of it available for GParted.
     
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