I want to partition /dev/sda5 and merge the unallocated space with /dev/sda6. How to do it? I've searched for many ways to do it but I couldn't understand much to proceed. Please help!!
Here is the snapshot of my GParted window.
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Boot from gparted live cd http://gparted.org/livecd.php
If you dont't want to have /dev/sda5 partition any more right click on it and remove - this 100MB of data will be lost. (You can't do this right now because it is mounted). Right click on /dev/sda6 and resize.
or down size /dev/sda5 and then resize dev/sda6
Be aware that there is always risk, so make backups
You must boot from a live-dvd/usb.
Once in the live-session run gparted with root attributes:
Open a terminal.
sudo -i gparted
From gparted, unmount partitions, delete /dev/sda5, increase /dev/sda6 merging the unallocated space with /dev/sda6.
Possibly Ubuntu becomes unusable.
blkid /dev/sda6 #The output will say like: xxxx.xxxx.xxxxx.xxxx mount /dev/sda6 /mnt mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev mount --bind /dev/pts /mnt/dev/pts mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys chroot /mnt nano /etc/fstab #Change in these lines the correct UUID --------------------- #/dev/sda6 was / UUID=xxx.xxxx.xxxxx.xxx / ext4 defaults 0 0 --------------------- #Control+O, save file. Contro+X, Close nano. update-grub umount /mnt reboot