Disclaimer: I've read through numerous related questions and none of them seemed to fit this case.
I had two 120 GB SSDs installed. One running Linux (Debian), the other Windows 10. Trying to upgrade the windows SSD, I installed a new 250 GB SSD and copied the whole Windows SSD to the new one using
dd. That worked and I can boot from it.
However the additional space of the new SSD is now unallocated space that I would like to merge with the primary
sdb1) partition. Looking at it in a number of disk/partition managing applications, the picture is always such that the OS partition is on the far left, the new unallocated space on the far right. In between, there are two to three additional elements, the System Recovery partition (461 MB), 2 MB of unallocated space (not sure why) and a Linux swap partition of 8 GB. Roughly like this:
[C (111 GB) ] [461 MB ] [2MB] [LS (8 GB) ] [Unallocated (113 GB) ]
Here is a screenshot from GParted for those who can load images:
Here is one more that shows how Windows sees things:
Now, I've tried several tools, from Windows 10 disk management, to EaseUS Partition Master, AOMEI Partition Assistant to GParted. None of them are able to merge these partitions. Also, none of them are able to move either of these partitions.
How can I merge the
sdb1) partition with the unallocated 113 GB?
I can use both, Windows and Linux tools.