There are other postings on this topic, but because of the importance of getting it right I am posting the exact details of my requirement.
My disk is:
/dev/sda /dev/sda/sda1 to be mounted as / has 10GB /dev/sda/sda6 to be mounted as /home has 150GB /dev/sda/sda5 to be mounted as /swap has 1GB
I have 1GB of RAM and think it would be advisable to increase the
/swap partition to 2GB (tell me if you disagree). There is no unallocated space on the disk although plenty of spare space in /home. Can I increase the
/swap either when installing Ubuntu 14.04 or with something like Gparted, without damaging the data in
/home? Obviously I would do a backup first.