I wonder could you advise me on the best way of expanding my Zorin partition? I'm running low on zorin space and I want to snag a bit of the windows partition, which is unnecessarily huge as I hardly ever use it and certainly don't keep any files there. I would get rid of it completely except for needing it to work on autocad files occasionally.
Anyway the present set-up doesn't seem to correspond to what I see in other threads. It was set up for me by a neighbour who helps me with IT stuff but is not really up to speed with linux. You'll notice it doesn't have a separate root or swap partition.
I'm not actually sure I need the swap as the system seems to have been working ok and I don't use hibernate mode.
Here's a couple of screenshots for your entertainment:
Strangely the gnome disk utility looked different a week ago with the two partitions on the right being one on top of the other and both showing as 140GiB. Then I downloaded GParted from the software centre and the layout of the gnome disk utility suddenly changed! Hasn't had any detrimental effect though as far as I can tell.
I have Zorin on a flash drive so I can re-install, but I'd rather not have to go through all that pallaver and was wondering if it would be possible to change the size of the partition without having to start again from scratch?
Is it going to be impossible because the windows partition is on the left hand side?
The other option I've been mulling over is to do something a bit more radical; at some point I will have to upgrade to Z16 and I've got the impression from somewhere that if the root and home partitions are separate this will be much easier, so I'm wondering whether it might be worth doing a bit of housekeeping and getting things set up like that.
I'm dithering really, between a quick and easy solution to the immediate space problem and a more complex but ultimately desirable rearrangement of the furniture.
What do you think?
I would welcome your comments on this before I dive in and make a mess of it.
Finally let me just quickly remind you that I'm a computer dummy and that although I've copied and pasted stuff into the terminal before now, I had no idea what I was doing really. It's pitch black in there and I tend to get lost!
(Zorin OS 15.2 on Asus P5K-vm)