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I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 (dual-boot) on my laptop. For some reasons I want some more space in my Ubuntu partition.

I have installed gParted in Ubuntu. Now is it recommended to get this required extra space from Windows 7 drive (*where my Linux is installed *) directly using gParted? Will it cause damage to my boot loader or my data on the partition from where I wish to grab some space?

Here is the link for whole partition thing.

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Another consideration is to buy a cheap/small SSD which will work in conjunction with your Win7 OS. This will increase drive space, performance and extend the lifespan of your existing drive. I would go as far to research dropping a swap partition on the SSD so your Linux OS can gain similar benefits. –  Scott Sep 18 '12 at 2:38

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You should be fine. However, I recommend downloading the .ISO of gparted and booting from that. Its the same program, however you are free from any constraints that booting from the HDD might cause.

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