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I have 4 OS's on my dual boot system: backtrack 5, Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Lubuntu. My win7 OS is kinda broken (I hate windows now :P), and I am now using my Ubuntu installation.

I only have 14GB of free space, and I would like more. So, I need to take some from my Windows installation, and give it to my Ubuntu OS. Bear in mind I need to keep my windows system intact, I need to take about 20GB if possible.

Can anyone tell me how to do this?

share|improve this question Try shrinking a partition and then expand ubuntu partition. That's all I know

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Thanks will give that a go ;) – Chris London Aug 1 '12 at 15:56
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Eliah Kagan Aug 2 '12 at 1:23

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