I have arch-linux installed on dev/sda8. I have about 39 GB of unallocated space just above dev/sda8. I want to move the same below sda8 so I can extend my linux parttion. I tried Gparted from linux 16.04 live disk. but it fails saying

e2fsck is old, get a newer version of e2fsck

Is there any way to extend my linux boot partition by any tool other than Gparted, maybe from arch live iso? Please I need some help from here.

This is my partition


GParted also has a live CD/USB that you may download from the GParted website.

This might also be the safest way to run it.

  • does that work without problems like "e2fsck is old"? – Adil Saju Oct 3 '18 at 18:45
  • I haven't tried it, but it would be ridiculous if they can't make their own live CD work and didn't even test it. – harrymc Oct 3 '18 at 18:47

Actually I found a solution myself. Just use Linux 18.04 live ISO instead linux 16.04. The partitioning done smooth and fast. From my research, I found out that the Gparted and e2fsck versions on 16.04 ISO is older and doesn't support new filesystem partition formats.

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