I have a partition that I would like to make bigger with the unallocated space I have, I have this Ubuntu system installed alongside Windows 10 which is 172.30GiB from the attached picture.

I have booted from USB and started GParted and right clicked on the ubuntu partition which is ext4, but I am not sure how to make it bigger with the unallocated space as the pop-up window does not show any free space, any help is appreciated, thanks.enter image description here.


You need to resize first the extended partition

For an unknown reason, it does not take all the remaining space.

So click on sda3/extended and resize it to its maxium.

Then you will be able to resize the sda6 partition as you expect.

  • the sda3/extended has the resize option disabled – Teebo Aug 28 '18 at 14:31
  • any more ideas on this? – Teebo Aug 28 '18 at 14:34
  • the swap miht be used. TRy to unmount it via gparted or via the cli with swapoff /dev/sda5. If this doe snot work you will have to go harcore at the cli with fdisk command with which you can't fail if you want to avoid a disaster – solsTiCe Aug 28 '18 at 14:44
  • I can now resize the extended – Teebo Aug 28 '18 at 14:48
  • It worked, I have managed to resize /dev/sda5 and it did it successfully!, thanks so much, now I guess I can turn back on the swap right? – Teebo Aug 28 '18 at 14:53

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