Ubuntu: GParted cannot expand root partition [duplicate]



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How can I expand root "/" partition by that 4.48GB unallocated partition?

I have LiveCD with GParted, but I dont know how to shift that partition.


Solution:1

Warning: Make sure you have a backup in case anything goes wrong.

Quick step-by-step:

  1. Boot to live media. Do not mount any hard drives or partitions.
  2. Run gparted. Choose swapoff for swap partition by right-clicking swap.
  3. Expand/Resize Extended partition (sda2) to take up 4GB of remaining unallocated space.
  4. Move swap partition (sda7) to end of Extended partition.
  5. Move /home (sda6) next to swap partition.
  6. Expand/Resize / (sda5) to take up rest of space between sda5 and sda6.

Hope this helps!


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