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I have my 1TB disk partitioned in three main parts:

  • /dev/sda1 NTFS SYSTEM 100 Mb
  • /dev/sda2 NTFS Win7 469.12 Gb (too large!!)
  • /dev/sda3 extended 373.36 Gb
    • /dev/sda5/ ext4 358.21 Gb
    • /dev/sda6 swap 15.15 Gb

I want to resize my /dev/sda5 adding the unallocated space...but it is located left to sda5/. How can I organize it? I am working with GParted, but when I use Resize/Move option on sda5/ the unallocated space don’t appear on left. Thanks for getting back to me.

   Image from GParted

                         Details about sda5/

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You can't use the Resize/Move tool on /dev/sda5 because it is inside an extended partition. You have to resize/move the extended partition /dev/sda3 first. Also, the partitions /dev/sda{5,6} need to not be in-use for any operation underlying them, which warrants the use of a live boot USB/DVD

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Precise answer. Thanks – Cristian Velandia Mar 15 '14 at 1:07

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