Was wondering how I could shrink my Windows partition on my dual boot setup, considering I no longer need much space for it. I've heard of gparted, not sure if that is fit for the job.
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First off, shrinking the windows partition from ubuntu can lead to corrupted data, loss of said data, and inability to boot from the shrunk partition. Back up any data you do not want to lose and continue.
My recommendation is to shrink the windows partition from the windows itself. Should that not be possible, for whatever reason,
Let me state this again: THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. IT IS VERY EASY TO DESTROY DATA AND CORRUPT THE PARTITION BEING SHRUNK! BACK UP YOUR FILES BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS!
But the correct tool to use on Ubuntu 13.10 and back is Gparted. On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Gparted is not installed by default, but can be found in the Software Center. Install Gparted (or make sure it is installed), and continue
Again, DOING THIS MAY CORRUPT DATA OR BREAK THE PARTITION! MAKE SURE YOU BACK UP YOUR FILES FIRST!
All you need to do is unmount the disk and resize the partition, then save the changes. Then, expand the Ubuntu partition to fill the new space. Make sure you leave extra space on the partition you are shrinking, or else things are going to get ugly.