Partition issues

By Dognapper0
Sep 1, 2010
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  1. I had a Ubuntu Partition on my hardrive, but now I use a different disk for that.
    So, I thought I would create a continuous partition for my windows. I tried to delete the partition and it sort of wiped it, but doesn't turn it into free space like I thought it would. Whenever I try to format or delete the odd partition, I get an error message "There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this opperation."

    I don't know what to do next.
    Help.
  2. ruready2

    ruready2 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 219

    What software are you using? Probably what you will need to do is re-size the primary partition. When you deleted the "odd" partition it became unallocated space. If I am reading your post correctly you are wanting only one partition.
  3. Dognapper0

    Dognapper0 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I was using the Windows disk manager. (Notice the past tense.)
    I discovered a small recovery partition that Ubuntu normally creates. I was wary to remove this because it was lable recovery. (The fact that I had two recovery partitions tipped me off. I deleted this partition (3.34Gb). Then I had enough to actually remove the larger (76.25Gb) partition, letting me extend my Windows partition (200.41Gb) to it's orriginal size (280.00Gb).
    All is well. No thanks to you. :p Really, I just troubleshot myself in the foot at first.
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Ubuntu (or any Linux) doesn't create a "recovery" partition, that is usually something related to OEM manufacturers making a "recovery OS" partition to help users install Windows on their computer.
  5. lpmjames

    lpmjames Newcomer, in training Posts: 155

    EASUS ... all my partition needs are met with this.. no errors...... its lite and easy (like my ex...)
    try it next time..
  6. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

  7. lpmjames

    lpmjames Newcomer, in training Posts: 155

    EASEUS* ... sorry!!!
  8. ruready2

    ruready2 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 219

    As recommended by the others, Easeus is the way to go imho.

    @ ravisunny2 Thanks for posting the link for the Giveaway of the day. I had no idea Easeus done such things. This is great.

    While probably initiated by your sense of humor, I fail to see how such comments are either warranted or even necessary.


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