Resizing

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Mon Mar 12 16:45:02 UTC 2012


Stephen wrote:
> On 12/03/2012 6:50 AM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> > Stephen wrote:
> >> The first time I resized the partitions windows used chkdsk and
> >> resized the partition after I signed back into windows. Here is
> >> the new readout.
> >> 
> >>      Device Boot     Start       End    Blocks  Id System
> >> 
> >> /dev/sda1   *         63  838836223 419418080+  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
> >> /dev/sda2      892379134  976768064  42194465+  5 Extended
> >> /dev/sda5      973217763  976768064   1775151  82 Linux swap /
> >> Solaris /dev/sda6      892379136  969025535  38323200  83 Linux
> >> /dev/sda7      969027584  973215743   2094080  82 Linux swap /
> >> Solaris
> > 
> > That looks good now - there is a gap of ~27GiB between sda1 and
> > sda2. Now you should be able to expand the extended partition to
> > the left (from a LiveCD using gparted). You can then move the swap
> > partition sda5 to the left and expand the Linux partition sda6.
> 
> It still won't let me enlarge the partition  /dev/sda2/. I can't
> understand why gparted won't make the partition larger.

Did you disable the use of the two swap partitions like it was suggested 
by Jonesy? You could achieve it with the command

sudo swapoff /dev/sda5
sudo swapoff /dev/sda7

in a terminal.


Nils




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