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    Dynamically Resizing Linux Ubuntu

    I recently installed linux ubuntu on my powerbook and am totally new to linux. Is there a software that I could use to resize my main linux partition without losing what i have so i can dual boot ubuntu and Mac OS X? I tryed to leave unpartioned space for this but ubuntu always tryed to install onto part of it. If someone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
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    Never mind I fixed it : )
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    generally you would post the fix...that way this thread isnt absolutley uselss.
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    Okay Mr. XTC46. The main problem I had is my partitioning program came with the Ubuntu install. So when partitioning I had to leave a partition for Mac OS X but Ubuntu would always try to use the partition I set aside. I could not leave it as free space because the mac install does not read empty space on a HD, I tryed it. So I started the Ubuntu CD partitioned my 80GB hd into 50 GB and the rest as free space. After partitioning I canceled the install and installed OS X on the 50 GB partition I had just made. After doing this I went back to the Ubuntu install and let it auto-partition the free space I had left. After the install I am left with a dual booting mac with a wonderful boot screen that lets me choose the operating system I desire, or CD-ROM. W00T!!!
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    That, or you could have told Ubuntu, via expert mode, to separate the drive into 50 and 30 GB partitions.

    I mean, great, it worked. But cancelling the install just so you can use the disk editor is kinda clunky. But that's cool, it worked. Good job.
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    I actually did try to manually size the partition, but I am not familiar with linux at all so I did not know what partitions it needed. So every time I tryed to part on my own and tell the 50 GB not to be used(which you can do) Ubuntu could not install.
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