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I am having this set up at the moment :

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and I would like to give the unallocated space between /dev/sda3/ and /dev/sda4 to /dev/sda5`. How can I do that now ?

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Do be sure to make a backup first since moving sda5 will take a very long time, and a crash or power failure will trash the partition. Also the red "!" indicates that there is already something wrong with that partition, so you should take a look at the details to see what. –  psusi Nov 18 '13 at 18:33
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There are some steps you must follow:

  1. You must fix your NTFS partition that is dirty. Boot up Windows, open the command line and type chkdsk /f X:, changing X for each of the letter of your volumes. Reboot twice.
  2. Now with a Live CD without any mounted partition, redimension the sda4 extended partition to fill the unallocated space. Now that space will be inside the extended partition.
  3. Now redimension/move the partitions as you like to fill the now "free space".

That's all

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You have to do this on a live CD, unmount all your partitions, including swap, and do it in steps. Right now sda5 and sda6 are mounted, so you can not work with them.

From a live CD, first unmount all your partitions (you can do this in the gparted menu).

Then, in steps, -> Increase the size of sda4 -> apply changes -> increase the size of sda5 -> apply changes.

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