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I'm running a dual-boot Windows XP/Ubuntu system, and I'd like to increase the size of the Ubuntu partition at the expense of the Windows partition.

I've already shrunk the Windows partition, creating a large unallocated space between the Windows and Ubuntu partitions. See screenshot below.

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I'd like to move my Ubuntu partition to the start of the unallocated space, and then increase its size to encompass all of the unallocated space.

Once I try and move it using the GParted liveCD, but it tells me to expect big GRUB issues since I'm moving my Ubuntu partition's start sector.

What is it that I should expect, and how do I handle it?

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It's OK, you can easily recover GRUB after the move operation by running boot-repair from a LiveCD/USB (but first you should prepare one if you haven't yet).

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Thanks for the help! GRUB wasn't even fazed by the move, and everything worked smoothly after the partition resize. :) – Anatoli Oct 1 '12 at 16:58

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