In an attempt to re-arrange/clean up the partitions on my dual boot laptop using gparted I seem to have run into a wall. Here is my current partition layout:
/dev/sda1 - 25G fat32 Windows Recovery partition
/dev/sda2 - 200G ntfs Windows 8 OS partition
/dev/sda4 - 100G ntfs empty partition
/dev/sda3 - 380G extended partition
--/dev/sda5 - 190G ntfs empty partition
--/dev/sda7 - 180G ext4 Ubuntu partition
--/dev/sda6 - 8G linux-swap
I want to merge sda4 and sda5 into one large partition that can be accessed from both OS's. I've been trying off the Ubuntu LiveCD GParted. When I try and delete or do anything with sda5 I get a 'Please unmount any logical partitions higher then 5' error.
sudo sfdisk -l -u S /dev/sda. The order of partitions in the partition table and on disk do not necessarily match.