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I've Win8/Ubuntu Dual boot. I already have 4 partition so i cannot create a new partition and mount it elsewhere. So, this (How can I increase a partition's size?) question did not help.

Here's a screen shot of my Gparted (run on Ubuntu Live) enter image description here

How can I extend /dev/sda6 so that i can make use of unallocated space ? (w/o failing my current grub)

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You have to move the unallocated space just above to the /dev/sda2 so that you can get the unallocated space into the extended partition.

Follow the below steps to increase the size of /root partition and make sure that you had not mounted any partitions,

  • Boot Ubuntu live disk and open gparted partition editor.

  • Now right-click on the /dev/sda3 partition and select Resize/Move option.Now move the dragger to the extreme right so that the unallocated space will comes above the /dev/sda3 partition.

  • Follow the above step to move the unallocated space just above to the /dev/sda2.

  • Now right-click on the extended partition and select the Resize/Move option.Now you can be able to add the unallocated space to the extended partition.

  • After adding that,the space comes just below to the /dev/sda6.

  • Now right-click on the /dev/sda6 partition and select Resize/Move option to add the unallocated space to your /root partition.

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  • What is the expected time to complete that?
    – cipher
    Jan 12, 2014 at 14:57
  • within 15 mins. Jan 12, 2014 at 14:59

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