how to move ntfs partition?

Alexander Smirnov alexander.v.smirnov at
Tue Nov 20 11:50:28 UTC 2007

David McGlone wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 November 2007 4:10:20 am David McGlone wrote:
>> On Tuesday 20 November 2007 1:47:40 am Alexander Smirnov wrote:
>>> David McGlone wrote:
>>>> This isn't guaranteed, but here's how I'd go about it. I would take the
>>>> [free] partition and combine it with the [ntsf] partition by basically
>>>> resizing the ntsf partition to take up the free space, then I would
>>>> finally resize the ntsf partion leaving the free space at the end.
>>>> 1. [swap] [free] [ntsf]
>>>> 2. [swap] [    ntsf      ]
>>>> 3 [swap] [ntsf] [free]
>>> I would be totally satisfied with second step you've mentioned above :-)
>>> But resize operation in gparted can resize only to the right, not to the
>>> left :(
>>> As far as i understand resize-to-left requires _moving_ all the data to
>>> the left too.
>>> By the way, just after i installed gparted it was unable even resize
>>> ntfs partitions. This changed then i installed ntfsprogs package.
>> I'm pretty sure you could make the free space ntsf then merge them.
> don't mind my typo's :-) ntfs it is.
Thank you  for the trick.
But how do i merge 2 partitions into one? I didn't found such option in 
gparted :(

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