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I have the following partitions on my HDD:


I want to extend my Linux partition /dev/sda6 with the unallocated space of ~1GB above it.

But when I right click on this partition the option to „resize/move” is not available. What should I do in order to obtain what I want?

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Is the resize/move option available for /dev/sda5? – shufler Jan 26 '12 at 19:24
@shufler yes, that's how I got that unallocated space, i resized /dev/sda5 – misterjinx Jan 26 '12 at 19:28
Is /dev/sda6 currently mounted? – shufler Jan 26 '12 at 19:47
up vote 5 down vote accepted

GParted cannot move or resize a partition if it's mounted and in use. It looks like you may be attempting to move the root partition for the currently running system you will need to use a GParted Live CD.

See Acquiring GParted on Live CD. Once you've booted with the Live CD you should be able to move and resize this partition.

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Right now I have /dev/sda6 unmounted (I'm not in linux anymore) and I still cannot move/resize it. – misterjinx Jan 26 '12 at 20:08
Hmm... where are you running GParted from if not from Linux? – shufler Jan 26 '12 at 21:43
Considering the fact that I didn't have gparted on live cd (I don't have blank cds also), I booted in windows and tried to move the partition using another partitioning program (easeus). But, as I said, it doesn't let me do that. I don't know what's causing this. Thanks for the help. – misterjinx Jan 27 '12 at 8:36
I finally booted using GParted live CD and the option to move or resize /dev/sda6 was available. So I did this and the operation was successful. Thank you! – misterjinx Jan 29 '12 at 10:26

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