Partition Question

R

Ron K.

I've never had to deal with Parttions before so forgive my ignorance....

I am using Vitsa Home Premium and decided to dual boot with Kubuntu which I
absolutely hated. I removed Kubuntu by deleting the partition then restoring
the boot manager for Vista.

The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to merge the
partition back into Vista. How do I do this?
 
H

Hobbes

Open up Computer Management...format it to NTFS.
It will still remain a separate drive without using a third party partition
tool.

"Ron K." <RonK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F0996A4F-B5DF-4AD6-924D-939AEAA036D5@microsoft.com...
> I've never had to deal with Parttions before so forgive my ignorance....
>
> I am using Vitsa Home Premium and decided to dual boot with Kubuntu which
> I
> absolutely hated. I removed Kubuntu by deleting the partition then
> restoring
> the boot manager for Vista.
>
> The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to merge
> the
> partition back into Vista. How do I do this?
>
>
 
H

Hobbes

"Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message news:g1c8os$ivo$1@aioe.org...
> Open up Computer Management...format it to NTFS.
> It will still remain a separate drive without using a third party
> partition tool.
>


Let me qualify that by saying I could not Extend the Vista partition Back
into that reclaimed space with Vista Home Premium.
Maybe other versions of Vista can.
I have done the exact same thing....I ended up re-installing to get my
partitions back to XP, Vista , and a Swap/Music partition.




> "Ron K." <RonK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F0996A4F-B5DF-4AD6-924D-939AEAA036D5@microsoft.com...
>> I've never had to deal with Parttions before so forgive my ignorance....
>>
>> I am using Vitsa Home Premium and decided to dual boot with Kubuntu which
>> I
>> absolutely hated. I removed Kubuntu by deleting the partition then
>> restoring
>> the boot manager for Vista.
>>
>> The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to merge
>> the
>> partition back into Vista. How do I do this?
>>
>>

>
 
H

Hobbes

"Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message news:g1c99p$l4e$1@aioe.org...
>
> "Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message
> news:g1c8os$ivo$1@aioe.org...
>> Open up Computer Management...format it to NTFS.
>> It will still remain a separate drive without using a third party
>> partition tool.
>>

>
> Let me qualify that by saying I could not Extend the Vista partition Back
> into that reclaimed space with Vista Home Premium.
> Maybe other versions of Vista can.
> I have done the exact same thing....I ended up re-installing to get my
> partitions back to XP, Vista , and a Swap/Music partition.
>
>
>
>
>> "Ron K." <RonK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F0996A4F-B5DF-4AD6-924D-939AEAA036D5@microsoft.com...
>>> I've never had to deal with Parttions before so forgive my ignorance....
>>>
>>> I am using Vitsa Home Premium and decided to dual boot with Kubuntu
>>> which I
>>> absolutely hated. I removed Kubuntu by deleting the partition then
>>> restoring
>>> the boot manager for Vista.
>>>
>>> The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to merge
>>> the
>>> partition back into Vista. How do I do this?
>>>
>>>

>>

>


I must include my multiple...hard won , titles
 
H

Hobbes

Come on Titles

--
Hobbes
Tiger Extraordinaire/ TDTK, QZ,MissAK
"Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message news:g1c9nm$mhr$1@aioe.org...
>
> "Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message
> news:g1c99p$l4e$1@aioe.org...
>>
>> "Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message
>> news:g1c8os$ivo$1@aioe.org...
>>> Open up Computer Management...format it to NTFS.
>>> It will still remain a separate drive without using a third party
>>> partition tool.
>>>

>>
>> Let me qualify that by saying I could not Extend the Vista partition Back
>> into that reclaimed space with Vista Home Premium.
>> Maybe other versions of Vista can.
>> I have done the exact same thing....I ended up re-installing to get my
>> partitions back to XP, Vista , and a Swap/Music partition.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> "Ron K." <RonK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:F0996A4F-B5DF-4AD6-924D-939AEAA036D5@microsoft.com...
>>>> I've never had to deal with Parttions before so forgive my
>>>> ignorance....
>>>>
>>>> I am using Vitsa Home Premium and decided to dual boot with Kubuntu
>>>> which I
>>>> absolutely hated. I removed Kubuntu by deleting the partition then
>>>> restoring
>>>> the boot manager for Vista.
>>>>
>>>> The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to
>>>> merge the
>>>> partition back into Vista. How do I do this?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>

>>

>
> I must include my multiple...hard won , titles
 
H

Hobbes

As you can see, the Tiger Extraordinaire is a hard fought title....difficult
to attain...even more difficult to get to show up in the sig.

--
Hobbes
Tiger Extraordinaire/ TDTK, QZ,MissAK
"Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message news:g1c9pn$n8n$1@aioe.org...
> Come on Titles
>
> --
> Hobbes
> Tiger Extraordinaire/ TDTK, QZ,MissAK
> "Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message
> news:g1c9nm$mhr$1@aioe.org...
>>
>> "Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message
>> news:g1c99p$l4e$1@aioe.org...
>>>
>>> "Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message
>>> news:g1c8os$ivo$1@aioe.org...
>>>> Open up Computer Management...format it to NTFS.
>>>> It will still remain a separate drive without using a third party
>>>> partition tool.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Let me qualify that by saying I could not Extend the Vista partition
>>> Back into that reclaimed space with Vista Home Premium.
>>> Maybe other versions of Vista can.
>>> I have done the exact same thing....I ended up re-installing to get my
>>> partitions back to XP, Vista , and a Swap/Music partition.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> "Ron K." <RonK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:F0996A4F-B5DF-4AD6-924D-939AEAA036D5@microsoft.com...
>>>>> I've never had to deal with Parttions before so forgive my
>>>>> ignorance....
>>>>>
>>>>> I am using Vitsa Home Premium and decided to dual boot with Kubuntu
>>>>> which I
>>>>> absolutely hated. I removed Kubuntu by deleting the partition then
>>>>> restoring
>>>>> the boot manager for Vista.
>>>>>
>>>>> The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to
>>>>> merge the
>>>>> partition back into Vista. How do I do this?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>

>>
>> I must include my multiple...hard won , titles

>
 
H

Hobbes

As you can see, the Tiger Extraordinaire is a hard fought title....difficult
to attain...even more difficult to get to show up in the sig.

--
Hobbes
Tiger Extraordinaire/ TDTK, QZ,MissAK
"Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message news:g1c9pn$n8n$1@aioe.org...
> Come on Titles
>
> --
> Hobbes
> Tiger Extraordinaire/ TDTK, QZ,MissAK
> "Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message
> news:g1c9nm$mhr$1@aioe.org...
>>
>> "Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message
>> news:g1c99p$l4e$1@aioe.org...
>>>
>>> "Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message
>>> news:g1c8os$ivo$1@aioe.org...
>>>> Open up Computer Management...format it to NTFS.
>>>> It will still remain a separate drive without using a third party
>>>> partition tool.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Let me qualify that by saying I could not Extend the Vista partition
>>> Back into that reclaimed space with Vista Home Premium.
>>> Maybe other versions of Vista can.
>>> I have done the exact same thing....I ended up re-installing to get my
>>> partitions back to XP, Vista , and a Swap/Music partition.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> "Ron K." <RonK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:F0996A4F-B5DF-4AD6-924D-939AEAA036D5@microsoft.com...
>>>>> I've never had to deal with Parttions before so forgive my
>>>>> ignorance....
>>>>>
>>>>> I am using Vitsa Home Premium and decided to dual boot with Kubuntu
>>>>> which I
>>>>> absolutely hated. I removed Kubuntu by deleting the partition then
>>>>> restoring
>>>>> the boot manager for Vista.
>>>>>
>>>>> The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to
>>>>> merge the
>>>>> partition back into Vista. How do I do this?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>

>>
>> I must include my multiple...hard won , titles

>
 
H

Hobbes

Any ideas for more letters to include in my sig.
I'm prone to Capitalized constanants...J, Q , and W's are my favorites.
MissAK was disputed, but as a tiger I ate the last contestant.... in my
book, that makes me the clear winner.

--
Hobbes
Tiger Extraordinaire/ TDTK, QZ,MissAK
"Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message news:g1ca0r$npd$2@aioe.org...
> As you can see, the Tiger Extraordinaire is a hard fought
> title....difficult
> to attain...even more difficult to get to show up in the sig.
>
> --
> Hobbes
> Tiger Extraordinaire/ TDTK, QZ,MissAK
> "Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message
> news:g1c9pn$n8n$1@aioe.org...
>> Come on Titles
>>
>> --
>> Hobbes
>> Tiger Extraordinaire/ TDTK, QZ,MissAK
>> "Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message
>> news:g1c9nm$mhr$1@aioe.org...
>>>
>>> "Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message
>>> news:g1c99p$l4e$1@aioe.org...
>>>>
>>>> "Hobbes" <Hobbes@Calvins.lol> wrote in message
>>>> news:g1c8os$ivo$1@aioe.org...
>>>>> Open up Computer Management...format it to NTFS.
>>>>> It will still remain a separate drive without using a third party
>>>>> partition tool.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Let me qualify that by saying I could not Extend the Vista partition
>>>> Back into that reclaimed space with Vista Home Premium.
>>>> Maybe other versions of Vista can.
>>>> I have done the exact same thing....I ended up re-installing to get my
>>>> partitions back to XP, Vista , and a Swap/Music partition.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> "Ron K." <RonK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:F0996A4F-B5DF-4AD6-924D-939AEAA036D5@microsoft.com...
>>>>>> I've never had to deal with Parttions before so forgive my
>>>>>> ignorance....
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I am using Vitsa Home Premium and decided to dual boot with Kubuntu
>>>>>> which I
>>>>>> absolutely hated. I removed Kubuntu by deleting the partition then
>>>>>> restoring
>>>>>> the boot manager for Vista.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to
>>>>>> merge the
>>>>>> partition back into Vista. How do I do this?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> I must include my multiple...hard won , titles

>>

>
>
 
J

Jawade

In article <F0996A4F-B5DF-4AD6-924D-939AEAA036D5@microsoft.com>, =?Utf-8?B?Um9uIEsu?=
<RonK@discussions.microsoft.com> says...
> I've never had to deal with Parttions before so forgive my ignorance....
>
> I am using Vitsa Home Premium and decided to dual boot with Kubuntu which I
> absolutely hated. I removed Kubuntu by deleting the partition then restoring
> the boot manager for Vista.
>
> The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to merge the
> partition back into Vista. How do I do this?


Go to the Drivemanagement, remove the Ubuntu-partition, click
right at the Windowspartition and expand the partition with the
free space.

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N

Nonny

On Sun, 25 May 2008 10:42:00 -0700, Ron K.
<RonK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I've never had to deal with Parttions before so forgive my ignorance....
>
>I am using Vitsa Home Premium and decided to dual boot with Kubuntu which I
>absolutely hated. I removed Kubuntu by deleting the partition then restoring
>the boot manager for Vista.
>
>The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to merge the
>partition back into Vista. How do I do this?


You will need a third-party disk/partition manager. You can't do it
with what Windows gives you to work with.
 
N

Nonny

On Sun, 25 May 2008 20:28:53 +0200, Jawade <Henk_Jawade@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>> The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to merge the
>> partition back into Vista. How do I do this?

>
>Go to the Drivemanagement, remove the Ubuntu-partition, click
>right at the Windowspartition and expand the partition with the
>free space.


No s***? Another reason to go with Vista over XP!

Apologies to the OP for giving a wrong answer.
 
As Nonny states - you cannot extend a system/boot partition - need
third-party utility.

"Nonny" <nonnymoose@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:h5cj34ddn6nedevm6lei283ja3urdql2rt@4ax.com...
> On Sun, 25 May 2008 10:42:00 -0700, Ron K.
> <RonK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>>I've never had to deal with Parttions before so forgive my ignorance....
>>
>>I am using Vitsa Home Premium and decided to dual boot with Kubuntu which
>>I
>>absolutely hated. I removed Kubuntu by deleting the partition then
>>restoring
>>the boot manager for Vista.
>>
>>The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to merge
>>the
>>partition back into Vista. How do I do this?

>
> You will need a third-party disk/partition manager. You can't do it
> with what Windows gives you to work with.
 
N

Nonny

On Sun, 25 May 2008 15:40:33 -0400, "AJR" <ajrjdr@comcast.net> wrote:

>As Nonny states - you cannot extend a system/boot partition - need
>third-party utility.


Now I'm confused.

Whatever... I don't use Windows disk management for anything other
than assigning drive letters anyway.
 
J

Jawade

In article <#oYy18pvIHA.5472@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>, AJR <ajrjdr@comcast.net> says...
> As Nonny states - you cannot extend a system/boot partition - need
> third-party utility.


No, you don't. Drivemanagement from Vista will do it for you.

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N

Nonny

On Sun, 25 May 2008 22:22:39 +0200, Jawade <Henk_Jawade@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>In article <#oYy18pvIHA.5472@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>, AJR <ajrjdr@comcast.net> says...
>> As Nonny states - you cannot extend a system/boot partition - need
>> third-party utility.

>
>No, you don't. Drivemanagement from Vista will do it for you.


To the SYSTEM/BOOT partition?

I can't find any support for that online (but I'm still looking).
 
On Sun, 25 May 2008 10:42:00 -0700, Ron K. wrote:

> I've never had to deal with Parttions before so forgive my ignorance....
>
> I am using Vitsa Home Premium and decided to dual boot with Kubuntu
> which I absolutely hated. I removed Kubuntu by deleting the partition
> then restoring the boot manager for Vista.
>
> The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to merge
> the partition back into Vista. How do I do this?


One simple solution would be to boot the Ubuntu Live CD and use gparted
from the system menu to delete the unused partition and expand your main
partition to reclaim the space. That's essentially the reverse of what was
done.
 
R

R. C. White

Hi, Ron.

As Jawade said, use Disk Management, a built-in part of every version of
Windows starting with Windows 2000. There are several ways to start it; my
favorite is to just press the Start button, type diskmgmt.msc and press
Enter. You'll need the Administrator password to get past this point.

In Disk Management, by default you should see the volume list in the top of
the window and the Graphical View at the bottom; just two ways to look at
the same information. From this window, we can manage our hard disk
partitions (and just about any other device that can be assigned a "drive"
letter, such as a CD/DVD drive, a USB flash drive, etc.). We can create and
format partitions, name them, assign and reassign letters, and do other
jobs, too. (While "partition" and "volume" are not truly synonymous, they
are often used to mean the same thing. In Disk Management, click Help |
Help Topics | Disk Management Welcome for lots of good information that most
computer users never get around to learning.)

In your case, if I understand what you've told us so far, you should see
your Drive C:, followed by the partition that held Kubuntu. That partition
may now be completely empty, but it is not yet "Free Space" because it is
still a part of that empty partition. If that's correct, then right-click
on the Kubuntu partition and click Delete Volume and confirm that you are
sure. You should then see that area as Free Space.

NOW you can right-click on Drive C: and choose Extend volume. That option
is greyed out unless the space immediately following the chosen volume is
free, but it should now be available.

If you don't see what I expect, please post back with details about what
volumes are on that hard drive.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@grandecom.net
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)

"Ron K." <RonK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F0996A4F-B5DF-4AD6-924D-939AEAA036D5@microsoft.com...
> I've never had to deal with Parttions before so forgive my ignorance....
>
> I am using Vitsa Home Premium and decided to dual boot with Kubuntu which
> I
> absolutely hated. I removed Kubuntu by deleting the partition then
> restoring
> the boot manager for Vista.
>
> The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to merge
> the
> partition back into Vista. How do I do this?
 
H

Hobbes

You cannot extend the boot partition.
If someone has done this...I 'd like to read it.
NEVER in Vista has the Extend partition been highlighted in computer
management.
Maybe someone from MS can state whether there are limitations to this.
I have deleted all partitions but C: ... I can create a new partition...I
can shrink C: ... but I can never Extend it.
You can read pages of this limitation by googling Vista expand partition

--
Hobbes
Tiger Extraordinaire/ TDTK, QZ,MissAK
"R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
news:%23DrCo5qvIHA.5096@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Hi, Ron.
>
> As Jawade said, use Disk Management, a built-in part of every version of
> Windows starting with Windows 2000. There are several ways to start it;
> my favorite is to just press the Start button, type diskmgmt.msc and press
> Enter. You'll need the Administrator password to get past this point.
>
> In Disk Management, by default you should see the volume list in the top
> of the window and the Graphical View at the bottom; just two ways to look
> at the same information. From this window, we can manage our hard disk
> partitions (and just about any other device that can be assigned a "drive"
> letter, such as a CD/DVD drive, a USB flash drive, etc.). We can create
> and format partitions, name them, assign and reassign letters, and do
> other jobs, too. (While "partition" and "volume" are not truly
> synonymous, they are often used to mean the same thing. In Disk
> Management, click Help | Help Topics | Disk Management Welcome for lots of
> good information that most computer users never get around to learning.)
>
> In your case, if I understand what you've told us so far, you should see
> your Drive C:, followed by the partition that held Kubuntu. That
> partition may now be completely empty, but it is not yet "Free Space"
> because it is still a part of that empty partition. If that's correct,
> then right-click on the Kubuntu partition and click Delete Volume and
> confirm that you are sure. You should then see that area as Free Space.
>
> NOW you can right-click on Drive C: and choose Extend volume. That option
> is greyed out unless the space immediately following the chosen volume is
> free, but it should now be available.
>
> If you don't see what I expect, please post back with details about what
> volumes are on that hard drive.
>
> RC
> --
> R. C. White, CPA
> San Marcos, TX
> rc@grandecom.net
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
>
> "Ron K." <RonK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F0996A4F-B5DF-4AD6-924D-939AEAA036D5@microsoft.com...
>> I've never had to deal with Parttions before so forgive my ignorance....
>>
>> I am using Vitsa Home Premium and decided to dual boot with Kubuntu which
>> I
>> absolutely hated. I removed Kubuntu by deleting the partition then
>> restoring
>> the boot manager for Vista.
>>
>> The partition that contained Kubuntu is now empty. I would like to merge
>> the
>> partition back into Vista. How do I do this?

>
>
 
J

Jawade

In article <bdjj34t3ibkvs4pkeaol7eriif2q54i033@4ax.com>, Nonny <nonnymoose@yahoo.com> says...
> On Sun, 25 May 2008 22:22:39 +0200, Jawade <Henk_Jawade@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >In article <#oYy18pvIHA.5472@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>, AJR <ajrjdr@comcast.net> says...
> >> As Nonny states - you cannot extend a system/boot partition - need
> >> third-party utility.

> >
> >No, you don't. Drivemanagement from Vista will do it for you.

>
> To the SYSTEM/BOOT partition?
>
> I can't find any support for that online (but I'm still looking).


Believe me, it's possible.

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Bootmanager (+Vista +Linux), ClrMBR, DiskEdit (+Linux), POP3lezer,
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T

the wharf rat

In article <MPG.22a3fe58bfcc334e989884@news.microsoft.com>,
Jawade <Henk_Jawade@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>Believe me, it's possible.
>


How? I'm under the distinct impression that you can't extend
the boot volume.
 
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