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I just made 120 GB of unallocated space from my Windows 8 partition to put into my already existing Ubuntu home (sda7) partition.

The problem is when I try to create new partition from unallocated it says

It is not possible to create more than 4 primary partitions

All I want to do is put that free space into my Ubuntu (to sda7).

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sda2 - Windows 8 drive C
sda3 - Windows 8 drive D

Edit: So I run "Try Ubuntu", unmounted all partitions, and resized /dev/sda4 so unallocated space is not below sda4. But when I try to resize /dev/sda7 (which I want) it only allows me to resize for 7Gb or so, not all 120Gb I need.

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To put that 120 GB free space into Ubuntu ( /dev/sda7) partition,follow the below steps.

  • First you had to boot Ubuntu live disk.

  • Click on "try ubuntu" option on startup and then open gparted from Dash.Make sure that all your partitions are unmounted.

  • Right-click on the /dev/sda4 partition and then choose Resize/Move option to increase its size with the 120 GB unallocated space by dragging the left arrow to the extreme left.After resizing,apply the changes.

  • Now your 120 GB unallocated space will comes inside extended partition and just below to the /dev/sda7 partition.

  • Right-click on the /dev/sda7 partition and select Resize/Move option,now you can be able to add 120 GB unallocated space to your ext4 partition by dragging the right arrow to the extreme right.

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Thank you! By the way is it possible to do that if I just reboot into Windows 8? – user1880405 Jan 25 '14 at 9:03
Boot ubuntu live disk and then do all the above steps,it will works. – Avinash Raj Jan 25 '14 at 9:40
Windows 8 doesn't know Linux partition format, So it can't resize it. As @AvinashRaj, use Ubuntu live CD or USB key. – Sneetsher Jan 25 '14 at 11:33
Sneetsher, thanks. Anyways I unmounted all partitions in Live ubuntu usb and now unallocated space is below sda4, which is good, but I cannot resize sda7 for some reason. It allows me resize only around 7Gb, and not all 120Gb. Any ideas? – user1880405 Jan 25 '14 at 15:12
plz take a screenshot and then post it to and then provide the link as comment. – Avinash Raj Jan 25 '14 at 15:32

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