• I brought Dell laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with a 1TB HDD.
    • I want to install windows 7 as well (dual boot). When I tried to partition my hard drive with Gparted, I am not able to drag the free space.

Please help me to create partition on Ubuntu 14.04 for dual-booting with Windows 7.

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You are trying to resize a mounted partition which is not possible. You will have to boot from an Ubuntu Live USB to resize that partition since you cant unmount it.

Follow the instructions here to make the Live USB. then boot up your laptop from this Live USB and use gparted to resize the partition.

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