So here's the situation:
After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Running
df -h gives me the following partitions:
/dev/loop0 , 29G, 9.3G, 19G, 33%, / udev, 1.9G, 4.0K, 1.9G, 1%, /dev tmpfs, 771M, 892K, 770M, 1%, /run none, 5.0M, 0, 5.0M, 0%, /run/lock none, 1.9G, 15M, 1.9G, 1%, /run/shm /dev/sda2, 466G, 54G, 412G, 12%, /host
Would it be possible to use GParted to resize my 466GB Windows 7 partition into a 300GB Windows 7 partition and a 166GB partition for media that Ubuntu can graft on as a sub-tree, leaving my Ubuntu system partition the same size and without having to reinstall Windows, i.e. grab 166GB worth of free space from the windows partition and add it to Ubuntu? (The issue is that I bought my laptop used, so I don't have the install CD.)
If so, does GParted automatically graft the partition on, or will I have to mount it? And what of the file system journalling? Will I have to manually configure that?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Of course, I'll back everything up beforehand just in case. Thanks. Apologies in advance if this question has been answered or is a duplicate; my knowledge of *NIX file systems is at an all time low...