How can I allocate more hard drive space to Ubuntu?

Immanuel Jacob August 25, 2012

Initially I allocated 10 GB sof pace for my Ubuntu 12.04 OS. Now I want to add an extra 30 GB to file system from another drive. How can I do that?

  1. dragonmouth
    September 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    That depends. You need to provide more details so someone can formulate a proper resolution.

    Did you install all of Ubuntu's files (OS and data) into the 10gb partition? Or do you create a separate /home partition?
    Is Ubuntu the only OS on the drive or are you multi-booting with another OS (Windows)?

    Generally, when installing Linux, it is recommended to create three distinct partitions: root (/), /home and swap. This makes maintenance, backups and recovery much easier.

  2. Abidhusain Momin
    September 18, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Partition magis is easy to use, you can extend space by Partition magic or Gparted. But You have to do by bootable disk.

  3. Naoman Saeed
    September 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Try GParted or Parted Magic

  4. Rajaa Chowdhury
    August 29, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Or you can go the other way round and install EASEUS Partition Master 9.1.1
    (Freeware) in your Windows from the download site and then increase your Ubuntu installation partition graphically. I presume it will be a simpler method. :)

    • dj junior k
      October 21, 2012 at 2:44 am

      Yeah that didn't work at all. Sorry

  5. Bahr?m
    August 25, 2012 at 7:53 am

    If you have installed Ubuntu via Wubi, this is your solution:

  6. Ben Mordecai
    August 25, 2012 at 2:12 am

    You need to modify your partition size. GParted is a free linux-based option. I believe you can download a bootable CD.

    • Jacob Twitchel
      September 15, 2012 at 2:21 am

      Yeah I agree, GParted would be a great tool to use to modify the partition size. They have a live CD that can be downloaded here...

  7. Bruce Epper
    August 25, 2012 at 1:35 am

    See the instructions at the Ubuntu Forums. This is written for those installing an additional drive in their system, but it also applies to existing drives as well. For new users, using gparted is easier. Using the command line is faster for experienced users. If your partition is already created on the drive, just skip down to the part about mounting the partition.

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