Alright so I attempted to install Xubuntu on my laptop twice. The first one I cancelled accidentally; the second one worked. The end result is the following disk structure:
/dev/sda1 - System /dev/sda2 - Windows 7 (1) /dev/sda3 - Windows 7 (2) /dev/sda4 - extended (for ubuntu) /dev/sda7 - working Xubuntu install /dev/sda5 - skeleton Xubuntu failed install /dev/sda6 - linux-swap
I inspected the failed Xubuntu installation partition and it is pretty much a skeleton of an installation; the root fs folders are all there but empty.
What I want to do is delete the sda5 failed partition and merge it with sda7 because I am running low on space in Ubuntu.
The problem is, when running GParted and attempting to delete sda5 I get the message "please unmount any logical partitions having a number larger than 5".
How do I bypass this? I do not want to destroy my current Xubuntu installation (sda7) only to merge the failed one so that I have more space. How do I do this? Does it involve putting a GParted image on a USB?