I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed inside of Windows using Wubi. I am running out of space on my Ubuntu disk (currently 405.1 MB free). I have a 180 GB hard drive and when I installed Ubuntu I only allocated 10 GB to it.

How can I resize my disk to give Ubuntu some more space?

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The official Wubi page lists 2 options:

  • Using LVPM (but the site states that it wouldn't work with 10.04, so I guess it won't work with 10.10)
  • Moving your /home to a new virtual disk using the wubi-add-virtual-disk script. You can install if from the Wubi page.

I would suggest using the second option. Note that it will move your /home to another virtual disk, if you were short on space in another folder you might have to move that folder instead of /home.

  • How will moving my /home directory to a virtual disk increase my space?
    – Kredns
    Oct 17, 2010 at 21:07
  • Well, when creating a new virtual disk, you are free to decide how much space you will allocate to it. This will thus increase your free space.
    – Emilien
    Oct 22, 2010 at 11:37
  • Did you try this? Or did you just reinstall Wubi with more space? Or better, make a proper dual boot? ;)
    – Emilien
    Nov 1, 2010 at 22:09

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