I have Ubuntu installed on a drive. The problem is it is running low on disk space. This is installed on vmware. I expanded the virtual drive and booted into ubuntu. But when I opened gparted(sudo gparted), the move/resize option is unavailable. This is the partition Ubuntu is installed on, but I need to resize it. Any ideas? I am comfortable using command line
You are almost there.
As a matter of fact, you CAN enlarge the root filesystem while Ubuntu is running (I learned this recently myself here) - this sounds incredible but it's true :)
Here's the list of steps for a simple scenario where you have two partitions,
That's it, we've just resized a partition on which Ubuntu is installed, without booting from an external drive.
I succeeded in enlarging my primary ext4 partiion using the methodology described here.
Some notes from my personal experience:
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