Missing Hardrive space

  coubury 23:18 21 Feb 2010

Hi there,

I had ubuntu installed on my desktop pc, My hardrive is 150gb. I was having trouble today getting my internet working, so i thought id install xp again.

I installed xp fine. in the xp setep i could see the partioned drive for ubuntu it was 147gb with another 3gb not touched, So i installed xp on the 3gb space but now when i restart my pc i dont get the option (grub menu) to either start Ubuntu or Xp (which i had before when i had a dual boot)

So now when i boot, it boots into xp and i check my drive (i) all it is, is 2.84gb with only 40mb free.

So i will need to increase the size ASAP

How can i do this? and where has the space gone??

Any help would be great.

  northumbria61 23:29 21 Feb 2010
  northumbria61 23:34 21 Feb 2010

click here

FREE download and easy to use

  coubury 23:53 21 Feb 2010

I dont have enough space to download that northumbria61

  coubury 00:00 22 Feb 2010

click here

You can see in the image ext3 being the ubuntu installation

I tried upping the space on i but it wont let me Confused

  northumbria61 00:11 22 Feb 2010
  northumbria61 00:15 22 Feb 2010

Should have said try the above and from that screen select Disk Management:How to from list on left hand side - then slet Basic Volumes - then to Extend a Basic Volume

  coubury 00:36 22 Feb 2010

See the last part


At the DISKPART prompt, type:

extend [size=n]

Extends the selected volume by size=n megabytes (MB).

what do i type in?

I enter 'extend [size=1000]'

and get an error The argument you specified for this command are not valid.

  coubury 02:23 22 Feb 2010

still dont know what to type :S

  northumbria61 08:04 22 Feb 2010

To extend a basic volume using the Windows interface

In Disk Manager, right-click the basic volume you want to extend.

Click Extend Volume….

Follow the instructions on your screen.

To extend a basic volume using a command line

Open a command prompt and type diskpart.

At the DISKPART prompt, type list volume. Make note of the basic volume you want to extend.

At the DISKPART prompt, type select volume <volumenumber>. This selects the basic volume volumenumber that you want to extend into contiguous, empty space on the same disk.

At the DISKPART prompt, type extend [size=<size>]. This extends the selected volume by size megabytes (MB).

  northumbria61 08:09 22 Feb 2010

From your previous IMAGE - are you using ACRONIS?

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