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I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 installed on same hard drive on different partitions. Windows has about 550GB and Ubuntu only 50GB.

I had installed Ubuntu just to test for first so I chose this quite limited partition size.

I tried on Windows shrinking the partition of Windows, no problems with that.

But, if I expand the Ubuntu partition for instance with GParted, will it cause data loss? Does it just smoothly increase the size of Ubuntu partition or corrupt all the files?

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Enlarging the partition with gparted will not cause data loss.

Of course, you do have a back-up, just in case, right?

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