I am really new to ubuntu, and I wanted to extend my dual boot Ubuntu partition, but there is no option to which I can extend it.

I have run gparted, then I swapoff the linux-swap. I already have an unallocated space but the resize function is not extendable. What I wanted is to resize the ubuntu hdd which I think is dev/sda6.

Here is the image: enter image description here

When clicking resize: enter image description here

What am I doing wrong? Thanks for the help. Hope you could guide me, because I dont to ruin my boot. Thank you.


it's a long tricky process..you have to shift the sda3 partition to the end (it takes a while and DO NOT STOP the process if you're getting bored ^_^) after that you can resize your sda6 partition

  • How long will it take for all the unallocated? – Bazinga Aug 7 '14 at 12:29
  • there are 2 factors..occupied space to shift (in your case 291GB..which are a lot) and quality of the HDD. Making a guess..3 to 6 hours.. – AlexGreg Aug 7 '14 at 12:42
  • I got an error windows failed to start. help. – Bazinga Aug 7 '14 at 23:35
  • sometimes it occurs..no panic..use your Windows CD and follow this guide – AlexGreg Aug 8 '14 at 7:58
  • It was successful. But I cant seem to drag it. – Bazinga Aug 27 '14 at 14:51

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