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.

  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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