I have few partition like this:


And I want to take the unallocated partition and resize it to /dev/sda12. But when I try to do that:

Resize button isn't enabled

I can't increase the size.

I have do it in Live Mode, and I have tried to the others partition, but still can't do it.

How do I solve this problem?

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    What is your real goal. You end up having to move just about every other partition right to make unallocated next to sda12. You do have a lot of smaller partitions with not a lot of data. Do you need all those as then it makes it more difficult to manage unused space in each partition. What is sda12?
    – oldfred
    Nov 18, 2018 at 15:08
  • @oldfred i want to install a game in /home, but my partition is not enough space to do that, so i try to increase my /home partition which is on /dev/sda12.
    – Tri
    Nov 19, 2018 at 15:28
  • You can make another ext4 partition, and mount it at /home/$USER/games. Then you have your space in /home but actually in another partition. There just is a trade off with too many partitions and too few.
    – oldfred
    Nov 19, 2018 at 18:12

2 Answers 2


Partitions need to be exactly above or below the unallocated space to get resized. Here you can extend only sda15, sda5, sda8, sda9 & sda10 partitions. Moreover unlike Windows Ubuntu can't work on dynamic disks, so it is impossible to extend the partition using the partition which is very far.


You need to move the existing partitions so that the unallocated space that you wish to use is adjacent to the target partition. See: https://gparted.org/display-doc.php%3Fname%3Dhelp-manual#gparted-resize-partition

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