I have installed 14.04 lts in a dual boot configuration with Windows 7. HD size is 500 GB. Before installing Ubuntu I used gparted to get approximately a 250 GB partition for the Ubuntu installation.
What I would like to do now is give the root partition 30GB, increase the size of the swap partition, and have the rest available for other things. Given my current configuration, can I just do the resizing without moving anything around? I'm confused by the 233GB extended partion at sda4.
This is how things are set up at present:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 34605055 17301504 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE /dev/sda2 * 34605056 34809855 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 34809856 488038323 226614234 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda4 488038398 976771071 244366337 5 Extended Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary. /dev/sda5 488038400 964521983 238241792 83 Linux /dev/sda6 964524032 976771071 6123520 82 Linux swap / Solaris