I have some questions on how to change the partitionnent of my hard drives. I have a Samsung 128GB SSD on which I installed Windows 8, and a Toshiba 320GB HDD on which I have a partition with Linux installed, and the rest is NTFS formatted to be accessible for Windows and Linux. I have attached two screen captures of GParted (sda is the Toshiba and sdb is the Samsung) :
I intend to replace the HDD in the coming months with one with more space so this is what I want to do, and I want to know if this correct and if there are better solutions :
- First extend the NTFS partion so that it occupies the unallocated 14 GB in front,
- Reduce the ext4 partition to 120 GB (I use less than half the available space)
- Move the NTFS partition so that it is at the end. Then when I buy the new HDD I will just clone this drive, and extend this partition so that it fills all the available space.
I would like to avoid any problem with booting on my Linux partition and losing data. Will I have to repair the GRUB?
I have a few more questions: My swap is about 6 GB, is it too much? I have 6 GB of RAM. Then on the SSD I see two unallocated partitions (I do not know why they are there). Can I extend the primary partition safely?