I've got four partitions on my 250GB hard drive:
- (primary /dev/sda1, NTFS) Windows 7 Recovery partition (17.05 GB)
- (primary /dev/sda2, NTFS) Windows 7 Boot Menu (100 MB)
- (primary /dev/sda3, NTFS) Windows 7 OS
- (primary extendd /dev/sda4) (80 GB)
- (secondary /dev/sda5) Linux Swap (6GB)
- (secondary /dev/sda6) Linux / (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) (74GB)
- Sucker unallocated space (70GB)
Now, since I've already created 4 primary partitions, alas, I cannot create another primary partition at the end of the disk.
Is there a way to expand /dev/sda4 to suck up the remaining 70GB so that the whole secondary partition ends up being 150GB?
I've tried the Linux gparted tool, booted from a USB Linux Live disk, but no luck.
Seems like the only solution is to delete the extended partition and recreate a bigger one that uses the whole remaining disk space.
Could this problem be overcome with other tools, say partition magic or something so that /dev/sda4 is resized so I don't have to reinstall everything from scratch (luckyly didn't have much on my Linux partition).