So I merged an 80 GB unallocated disk space to my Ubuntu partition in Windows Partition software (I came from windows environment), the merge is completed successfully, but when I check my disk size in my Ubuntu using Disks, the disk size increased but the 80 GB that I just merge is somehow occupied. It says 54% full. And I only have 73 GB of free space which was my previous free space before I merge. Basically I still have the amount of free space before and after I merge my disks.

Is there any way I can fix this? My disk

  • How did you merge exactly? Did it resize the filesystem? Sounds like if the partition expanded in size, the filesystem didn't
    – Xen2050
    Mar 3, 2019 at 12:44
  • You cannot resize a mounted partition.
    – waltinator
    Mar 3, 2019 at 17:51
  • found the solution, thanks for answering my question Mar 3, 2019 at 17:52

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sudo resize2fs [partition] solves my problem

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