I have a partition table that looks like this in gparted:

gparted partition table

I want to delete the /dev/sda6 partition and allocate the space to my main sda1 partition, and also allocate the unallocated space to it as well. How do I do this, please? Warning: I am a noob with linux!


Right click on /dev/sda6, and select delete. Then right click on sda1 and select resize/move. increase the storage until there is no free space following it. click resize/move and then click on the tick in the top of gparted.

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    Please note in the image, that /sda6 is inside /sda2. At the very least /sda2 will need to be shrunk, and probably moved to make the empty space contiguous with /sda1 – Charles Green Feb 11 '19 at 16:41
  • I am unable to resize sda1, and don't know how to merge sda2 and sda1, how do I do that? – marienbad Feb 11 '19 at 18:04

Boot with live USB/DVD in gparted.

  1. Since except the swap on 'sda5' no space is being used as 'sda6' is to be deleted. I would suggest that swapoff -a and delete 'sda2'.

  2. resize 'sda1'.

  3. Create new swap partition.

Then mount the Ubuntu partition.

sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

Find the UUID of Ubuntu and swap partitions.

sudo blkid -o full -s UUID

Edit /etc/fstab file

sudo gedit /mnt/etc/fstab

Change the UUID entries of "/" (Ubuntu) and swap partitionsin /etc/fstab

Save and close.


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