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Can't Make More Than 1.5GB Partition

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May 20, 2013 8:35:53 AM

Ok, so my long term goal is to get Ubuntu up and running on Windows 8 (and no, I'm not using Wubi). I'm installing the iso right now. I tried to create a partition for Ubuntu, but I can only shrink my C partition down 1.5 GB even though it's a TB hard drive (I have over 300GB left). I just want to make a 20 GB partition for Ubuntu. Any suggestions?

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a b * Windows 8
May 20, 2013 8:45:56 AM

try using a different partition tool, EaseUS makes a great free one that should let you shrink your Windows one and then make a new partition out of the extra space. Then you can install to there.
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May 20, 2013 9:02:16 AM

getochkn said:
try using a different partition tool, EaseUS makes a great free one that should let you shrink your Windows one and then make a new partition out of the extra space. Then you can install to there.
Already tried it. I used EaseUS and AOMEI Partition Manager. AOMEI made me panic when my computer had to do a startup repair, and EaseUS just didn't work. I'm worried that something may be wrong with my hard drive.

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a b * Windows 8
May 20, 2013 9:03:28 AM

Hi


make as much free space as you can on your Windows drives
disk cleanup, un-install unwanted programs or Windows features
remove system restore points
empty rcycle bin
run cc cleaner

run chkdsk

[You want to fix any file system errors before running defrag or re partition tools]
then defagment hard disk with option to defragment free space
(eg move all parts of all files to front of drive )

then use reliable program such as Parted Magic / gparted etc to shrink your Windows drive

regards

Mike Barnes
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May 20, 2013 9:12:04 AM

mbarnes86 said:
Hi


make as much free space as you can on your Windows drives
disk cleanup, un-install unwanted programs or Windows features
remove system restore points
empty rcycle bin
run cc cleaner

run chkdsk
then defagment hard disk with option to defragment free space
(eg move all parts of all files to front of drive )

then use reliable program such as Parted Magic / gparted etc to shrink your Windows drive

regards

Mike Barnes

chkdsk is just the windows derangementer tool, right? I just ran that like three days ago, but I'll try it again.
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a b * Windows 8
May 20, 2013 9:22:31 AM

chkdsk checks the file system of a target partition for errors and corrects them (if you use the proper command line switch). Has nothing to do with defragging the drive.
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May 20, 2013 9:26:03 AM

The_Prophecy said:
chkdsk checks the file system of a target partition for errors and corrects them (if you use the proper command line switch). Has nothing to do with defragging the drive.

So do I just run it in CMD?

Edit: Ok, I think it's running. Thanks for your help so far guys!
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a b * Windows 8
May 20, 2013 9:43:51 AM

chkdsk is not a partitioning tool either. It will not help you here. You either need a third party partitioning tool, or we need to figure out why Windows isn't letting you make the desired changes.
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May 23, 2013 9:53:22 PM

First of all clean some free space from C drive and then try to allocate.
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