I've been changing this hard drive around, and have stumbled into this problem. I'm trying to get my hard drive back to just its original 4 partitions, but I can't seem to get rid of the "shell" of an extended partition. Right now, it's structure like:
/dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda3 (EXTENDED) /dev/sda5 (logical) /dev/sda4
I would like to "pull out" /dev/sda5 and replace /dev/sda3 entirely with it. from the extended partition and get rid of it entirely.
/dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda3 (formerly /dev/sda5) /dev/sda4
Is this possible?