Extending my linux installation

So i've had my laptop dual boot for awhile, vista and ubuntu and i finally think i'm comfortable enough to say goodbye to vista or at least extend my installation past the 20gb i had it set up with so i can move all my music over to the installation i'm going to be using more. So how would i extend my current installation of ubuntu or just simply reformat the rest of the disk to ubuntu without having to start from scratch with a clean install
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  1. Gparted sounds like what you're looking for, it can resize or move partitions while preserving data.

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
  2. One thing to note is that you will not be able to do this from within Linux, as you can't modify a mounted partition. Booting a live CD should allow you to do so.
  3. Another thing to note from my personal experience... is don't overload it with operations at once.... Modify a partition then apply. Then modify and apply. Don't do a whole bunch of modifications and then apply as it seems to overload it and crash the program... or at least it did for me.
  4. +1 Good advice.
  5. thanks everyone for the good advice, but i think i've changed my mind and am just going to do a clean install of everything, since my lappy is already feeling the age and fast any more performance i can get out of it is welcomed
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