I want to resize the boot partition to the unallocated space. I know that I have to run gparted in live usb mode. I can delete the fat32 partition. How can I increase the size of the boot partition without losing data? What's the right way?! The Screenshot link : here screenshot of 'sudo parted -l' : here
Make sure that you have a good backup of your important Ubuntu files, as this procedure can corrupt or loose data.
Keep these things in mind:
always start the entire procedure with issuing a
swapoffon any mounted swap partitions, and end the entire procedure with issuing a
swaponon that same swap partition
a move is done by pointing the mouse pointer at the center of a partition and dragging it left/right with the hand cursor
a resize is done by dragging the left/right side of a partition to the left/right with the directional arrow cursor
if any partition can't be moved/resized graphically, you may have to manually enter the specific required numeric data (don't do this unless I instruct you to)
you begin any move/resize by right-clicking on the partition in the lower pane of the main window, and selecting the desired action from the popup menu, then finishing that action in the new move/resize window
Do the following...
Note: if the procedure doesn't work exactly as I outline, STOP immediately and DO NOT continue.
- boot to a Ubuntu Live DVD/USB
- move /dev/sda6 left (or delete it if you wish)
- move /dev/sda7 left
- resize /dev/sda7 to the right
- click the Apply button