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I'm trying to resize a partition (using GParted) so that the first partition (in yellow) will fill the empty space (in gray). Using GParted, is it possible to resize a partition in order to fill all the unallocated space on the hard disk? I haven't found an option for this under "resize/move" in GParted.

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GParted won't let me expand the first partition (most likely because the linux-swap partition (in red) is in front of it.) – Anderson Green Nov 15 '12 at 2:05
    
I think I've found a comprehensive walkthrough for this problem: blog.mwpreston.net/2012/06/22/… – Anderson Green Nov 15 '12 at 2:26

As far as I know, the only option is to remove the linux-swap partition (I think - but I can't check it - that you could move it to the end), then resize the partition (and create the swap partition again if you removed it).

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A relevant question on Askubuntu: askubuntu.com/questions/143513/… – Anderson Green Nov 15 '12 at 2:09
    
Is it possible to move a partition (instead of resizing it) using the resize/move option? I'd like to move the swap partition instead of deleting it (if it's possible to do that.) – Anderson Green Nov 15 '12 at 2:13
    
I don't know (am not on my machine so I can't test much). – Renan Nov 15 '12 at 2:13
    
In the GParted manual, I found instructions for moving a partition: gparted.sourceforge.net/… However, this can cause the operating system to not boot correctly, in some cases. – Anderson Green Nov 15 '12 at 2:16
    
Also, how can you create a new swap partition using GParted? – Anderson Green Nov 15 '12 at 2:23

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