I am having trouble merging two unallocated partitions (free spaces) using GParted. I need to merge them into one single partition which I can then break into "root" and "home" for my pending Ubuntu installation. Please help!

Here is a snapshot of what my partition table looks like right now: (There are two unallocated partitions of 36.23 GB and 11.16GB respectively, which I need to merge)

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Move /dev/sda6 to the right -> apply changes

the free space will now all be adjacent, make a partition in the free space.

If you wish, you can then re-number your partitions, see Resize partitions in Gparted

  • You may have to resize and downsize it then, in 2 steps - make larger -> apply changes -> make smaller, free space at beginning of partition -> apply changes
    – Panther
    Dec 18, 2013 at 22:38
  • Gparted will do that for you for supported file systems because it (usually) speeds up the movement of the partition. Dec 19, 2013 at 0:32

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