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[ubuntu] Broken screen; Need to resize partitions

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I dropped my laptop from a tall table today and it splintered my screen. I hooked up a Dell monitor to it, so I'm able to use it, but I was planning on repartitioning my drives tonight so I could use all of the available space after installing Ubuntu 9.10 for the fifth time. Here is what I'm working with: Sony VAIO VGN-NS230E with unusable, but colorful screen 250 gb HardDrive 80 gb partition- Ubuntu 9.10 stable, installed yesterday 170 gb partition- Empty, useless, wasted 250 gb external Hard Drive with a fresh backup of my system (lucky) 4 gb flash drivewith Ubuntu 9.10 on it What I want: To resize the 80 gb partition so that it's using all of my HD space. What I've tried: BIOS won't work because I can't use my native screen and am using a different monitor. GParted won't allow me to resize the partition I'm running it from. VirtualBox won't let me install ubuntu on a different drive, freezes when I select install. ----------------------- Any suggestions? Thanks in advance! (Hardware)