There are a few other questions here with a similar title, I followed the steps in each one but I'm still unable to resize my Ubuntu 11.04 partition using Gparted. When I right click on sda1, and choose resize, I am unable to add space to the partition, only subtract.

My apologies should this be closed due to being so similar to the other like questions.enter image description here


If you are doing this with a live CD, the drives must be unmounted first.

The unallocated space must be beside the partition you wish to resize. To do this you must move the smaller partition (swap space) to the right.

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  • I like using the ultimate boot cd: ultimatebootcd.com It has a multitude of tools including gparted – Mike Axiak Apr 29 '11 at 23:35
  • See edit, move smaller partition. – Will Richardson Apr 29 '11 at 23:43
  • How do I move it to the right? – Alan Apr 29 '11 at 23:45
  • My mistake, I was simply moving the sliders, not the actual "block" itself. Thank you very much! : ) – Alan Apr 29 '11 at 23:51
  • @Alan: I have a new 11.04 install, and thus no GParted,but in previous versions there is a "resize/ move" button. I would Google for "move partition gparted" and look at some results. Hope this helps. Will. – Will Richardson Apr 29 '11 at 23:54

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