I have Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 7 home premium installed by default in it.There was only 1 drive in it,(i.e) the C: drive.It could contain 300 GB of memory.I split the C: drive into another E: drive.That made the laptop have 2 drives with 150 GB storage in each.I decided to put the Ubuntu installation into E: drive.(I mainly did this thing because one of my relatives told that if we keep 2 Operating Softwares in the same drive,it would turn out to be a bit problematic.)Now,I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in the E: drive using wubi.So,it took up only 30 GB of it.Now,I have decided to transfer the wubi partition completely to the E: drive and make it occupy the whole of E: drive without causing any damage to the Windows partition and the C: drive.How can I do this?Any help is greatly appreciated. This is what sudo parted -l shows: Model: ATA Hitachi HTS54503 (scsi)

Disk /dev/sda: 320GB

Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B

Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags

1 1049kB 10.9GB 10.9GB primary ntfs diag

2 10.9GB 11.0GB 105MB primary ntfs boot

3 11.0GB 166GB 155GB primary ntfs

4 166GB 320GB 154GB extended

5 166GB 316GB 150GB logical ntfs

6 316GB 320GB 3940MB logical

  • How many partitions have you uses. Ubuntu does not install to NTFS partitions and must have Linux formatted partitions. Post this sudo parted -l Backup both Windows and all your data in wubi that you want to save. help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi It looks like script may not support 14.04 wubi.
    – oldfred
    May 6, 2014 at 15:13

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Use gparted to create a new root partition and swap partition and then boot wubi and run wuvi-movi.sh /dev/x /dev/y where x and y are your new partitions. See MigrateWubi for more details.

  • When I do that,it shows me this: partition /dev/sda5 must be type 83
    – saisanjeev
    May 13, 2014 at 10:34
  • The Linux partition should have type 83. You can change it in gparted.
    – bain
    May 13, 2014 at 11:52

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