I have a dual-booting Windows and Linux installed and I am running out of space on nvme0n1p5
/ root partition. So I want to extend this partition with space either from nvme0n1p3 (78G unused) or swap partition nvme0n1p8 (10G total). But both of them are not neighbor partition of nvme0n1p5. There are small partitions in between them (p4 and p7), used for Windows recovery and
/boot partition I think.
So even though I shrink nvme0n1p3 and make available some unallocated space, I can't merge it into nvme0n1p5 by dragging the slider left to cover the unallocated space.
Is there any way to extend the root partition without requiring a full clean install?
/rootwhich is not the
/or root partition, but a directory used to hold root user files which is usually only KB in size.
/rootand the root directory
/are different things.
/the root partition. I was following the instructions from your linked answer, have tried gparted on a live CD, but I'm not sure how to do that with non-adjacent partitions.