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I am using Gparted (from Ubuntu Live CD) to enlarge my Win Vista and shrink my Ubuntu 9.04 partitions.
Reports of "check" process on each partition are here:

Vista partition:

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Ubuntu partition:

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Previous to these 2 steps I had made some other partition changes, so probably screwed something up. I have CDs (and backup personal files) to reinstall the Win Vista, and will use the Ubuntu Live CD to install a new Ubuntu 12.10.

What is the easiest way for me to fix this so I can complete my final 2 steps:

  1. Move and shrink the Ubuntu partition
  2. Grow the Vista partition
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I decided to reformat all partitions and reinstall the Windows Vista and the new Ubuntu 12.10.

I probably created this problem while trying to work with GParted.

Lessons Learned

  1. While I have been using Ubuntu for ~6 years, each time I have a problem upgrading or installing new, I am a newbie all over again.
  2. Ergo, always have a full system install/recovery disc.
  3. Always have current backups of personal files.

Once I decided that I would reformat & reinstall, I was able to experiment with GParted and ultimately learned a lot about how it works and got pretty confident with it. End results were perfect.

By the way, after doing the install, I had a problem with grub restore>.

The following procedure worked perfectly:
How to Repair, Restore, or Reinstall Grub 2 with a Ubuntu Live CD or USB

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