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This is my problem, I downloaded the ubuntu 11.10 ISO file from the web. I burned it on a CD, inserted the CD, shutdown the computer, installed Ubuntu 11.10 and there was a moment I was asked how much space I wanted to dedicate to it, it was default 18GB and I left it that way. Unfortunately, I didn't really know what I was doing and now my homefolder is only 18GB big with only 2.4 GB free. I do not have a partition for my home folder, this is how it looks like

My partitions

Is there any way I can increase my home folder size WITHOUT uninstalling ubuntu again?

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Your image file indicates an 181GB partition for Ubuntu. I don't see a separate partition for a /home folder. It looks like you have plenty of room, 175GB if I'm not mistaken. I'm only fluent in English so I may have miss read the labels in your image. –  fragos Mar 4 '12 at 23:54
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@fragos: note that the partition you're referring to is not mounted, and the first ntfs partition is mounted at /host. I have a feeling this is a Wubi install –  Sergey Mar 5 '12 at 0:11
    
you see everything right, there is indeed 175GiB free, but my homefolder has only 2.2 GiB free... I also saw this post, but that couldn't really help me askubuntu.com/questions/18462/… –  user47998 Mar 5 '12 at 16:37
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You can resize a partition by booting from the Ubuntu Live CD. There's a chance you might have some data loss when resizing partitions with data on them, but if it's a fresh install what's to loose? I've used this method to successfully resize a partition with Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual booted HD. If you're Ubuntu install didn't come with gparted, just open software center from the live CD and install it. You can then un-mount the drive to be resized if it's mounted, then select it with gparted and choose resize.

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when i insert my cd i can only choose between try and install ubuntu –  user47998 Mar 5 '12 at 12:46
    
yes indeed people it was a wubi install and It looked like this upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Wubi_screenshot.png –  user47998 Mar 5 '12 at 17:30
    
Select try Ubuntu. You can use gParted from the live cd after selecting try Ubuntu. –  Jeremy Jared Mar 5 '12 at 17:34
    
I am now on try ubuntu but there is nothing that indicates my home folder –  user47998 Mar 5 '12 at 18:15
    
You'll see the home folder in /media/yourdrivehere (it will have a long name like this: fd306a7e-4074-45c2-b29c-f9b540077949. You don't need to access the home folder to resize the partition though. You only need to open gparted and locate the partition containing your new installation. –  Jeremy Jared Mar 6 '12 at 0:04
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