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I like to add the unallocated space to the NTFS /dev/sda2 partition. However I get following error when I move /dev/sda3 to the right, so that unallocated space can be added to /dev/sda2.

I am dual booting. I'm running XP on the NTFS partition dev/sda2, and an Ubuntu desktop on /dev/sda6.

Any idea what is the issue here?


GParted 0.12.1 --enable-libparted-dmraid

Libparted 2.3
Move /dev/sda3 to the right and shrink it from 78.82 GiB to 53.99 GiB  00:00:01    ( ERROR )

calibrate /dev/sda3  00:00:00    ( SUCCESS )

path: /dev/sda3
start: 59,410,430
end: 224,701,154
size: 165,290,725 (78.82 GiB)
shrink partition from 78.82 GiB to 53.99 GiB  00:00:00    ( ERROR )

old start: 59,410,430
old end: 224,701,154
old size: 165,290,725 (78.82 GiB)
requested start: 111,472,640
requested end: 224,700,415
requested size: 113,227,776 (53.99 GiB)
libparted messages    ( INFO )

Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition.

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I think you need to replace /dev/sda6 in your question by /dev/sda3. Am I right? If so, edit your question. – Flimm Nov 30 '12 at 13:00
Could you open a terminal and include the output of sudo fdisk -l in your question? – Flimm Nov 30 '12 at 13:01
upload gparted screenshot. – Avinash Raj Nov 30 '13 at 12:34

Boot into windows and then use EASEUS PARTITION MASTER to add unallocated space to your NTFS partition.

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Have you tried to do the two tasks separately ? I mean, first resize the partition. Verify if the operation was correct. Then close gparted, turn off your PC, turn on again, and try to move the partition.

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