I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 in Wubi. Now I want to increase the size of the linux partition.
I thought I just needed to transfer it from Wubi to a real partition by following the steps from
this Ubuntu Forums post.
I am completely new to Ubuntu and having some doubts, so before proceeding I thought I would ask for some suggestions.
My main Windows 7 and Wubi drive is
C: which has 200GB occupied with 43GB free space left.
Other partitions are
My plan is as follows:
- Create a free space between C: and D:, of about 100GB using Windows disk management
- Log into Ubuntu and using GParted to allocate that free space to ext3 type
- Grab a little space of about 10GB for the swap partition and also make it ext3 type
- Use the wubi_move script and select the partition for Ubuntu and swap
After all that I reboot and everything will work like magic!
Now my questions:
Is there anything wrong with this approach?
What happens to the old Wubi partition?
Assuming current Wubi occupied space in C: is 20GB.
Will this 20GB be transferred or what will happen?
What is "GRUB"? Do I need to be concerned about it?
sudo fdisk -l
sriramana@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x0008d134 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 31145984 522350591 245602304 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 522353475 675450879 76548702+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA) Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary. /dev/sda3 826107904 976769023 75330560 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda5 522356736 675450879 76547072 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT