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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Newbie requests re-partitioning advice please.

Posted by: RandomElectron Jul 11 2012, 07:45 AM

Hello everybody. For the last month or so I have been exploring the wonderful world of Linux, and am now ready to give Mr Gates the boot once and for all.

I have been trying all the popular distro's, ie, Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, Mandrake, Suse etc, and now I know which one I get on with best. It is Mint 12, Lisa.

My issue is, I have it running just so sweetly on my machine, which also has Ubuntu on another partition. Now I want the partition space back which currently holds Ubuntu.

My question is, how can I remove Ubuntu, reclaim the partition and add it to the other partition which has Mint on it?

I have looked at the partitioning tool which comes with Mint, and consider that messing with that to be similar to shaking hands with a rattlesnake, ie, fraught with danger.

My problem is that I am not familiar enough with the terminology, and definitely not 100% certain I know what all the abbreviations mean.

Can some kind soul please give me a step by step walk through to achieve what I want to?

Thanks in advance.

Posted by: michaelk Jul 11 2012, 06:56 PM

The safest method is to boot a live CD running gparted. It is difficult what you need to do without know how the drive is partitioned.
Post the output of the command
fdisk -l ( you must be root )

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