Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I installed Gparted as I used to in 7.10 and was going to resize my partion when I saw that I can't resize my Ubuntu OS partion. I used to do it in 7.10 to dual-boot with Windows. But I'm locked out or something. I do not have the root acces to change the HDD. What do I have to do to make it possible?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 2 down vote accepted

You can't resize a partition when you are using it.

So you have to use an Ubuntu Live CD, boot on it, and then do your operations from the Live environment. Eventually, you have to "swap off", that is to say turn the swap partition off by using Gparted.

share|improve this answer
    
Thank=) It's been some changes sins I last used Ubuntu=) I'm gonna try it out now=) –  MattsuOrusan Jan 23 '12 at 18:56
    
If this was the correct answer, please upvote it and select it as the best answer (green check mark). –  Agmenor Jan 23 '12 at 18:57
    
It worked like a sharme:D Thx ! –  MattsuOrusan Jan 26 '12 at 15:17
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.