I have installed and working Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.
I discovered that I do not need all this space that I have assigned to my
D:\ drive in Windows and now would like to include it as a partition in Ubuntu.
A friend told me that if I have first installed Windows and then Ubuntu, then the order of the disks does not favor such a move and that I must just format it and auto-mount it in Ubuntu.
Here is my partition table:
/dev/sda /dev/sda1 ntfs 209715 MB (C:/ drive with Windows installation) /dev/sda2 ntfs 268928 MB (D:/ drive that I would like now to use in Ubuntu) /dev/sda5 ext4 100000 MB (Ubuntu root /) /dev/sda7 ext4 162467 MB (Ubuntu home /home) /dev/sda6 swap 9034 MB (swap partition)
Here is what I am planning to do but am so scared to break anything.
I booted with the 12.04 Live USB and chose "Something else" (3rd option after "Erase Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS and reinstall" and "Erase everything and reinstall").
Then I plan to select
/dev/sda2 then click on "Change".
In the dialog box, I plan to select
ext4, to tick the Format checkbox and to choose mount point to be the root
Am I creating a disaster?