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My current partition is around 7gb, but I have 200gb of unused space. I'd like to resize this partition to include some of that space. Since I have no other partitions with operating systems on them, how can I resize the partition I'm currently using?

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In order to resize a partition, the partition must be unmounted, that means that you cannot resize from your current installation. You will need to boot with a live CD/USB (such as the one you used to install ubuntu)

Boot into a live ubuntu and fire up gparted (it should already be installed in any live cd/USB) and resize the partition from there. gparted is a simple, graphical and intuitive program used to create/delete/resize partitions.

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I should've thought of this. Thanks! –  Whatever Nov 19 '12 at 1:07
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