I'm trying to move down a chunk of unallocated data all through the end of a hdd containing an extended partition. I'm doing these operations on a live usb, the screenshot below is taken on the main system, that's why partitions are mounted
Here is the state where I'm at:
The unallocated chunk should go down to the sdb3 partition.
First steps were ok (delete initial partition, move the chunk of data from the beginning sectors to after sdb2), but I can't manage to resize the sdb4 partition (so as the chunk continues its journey).
I thought GParted wont resize extended partitions was my answer, but unfortunately the live cd does not use the swap partition - and no partitions are mounted. GParted fails with
GParted 0.12.1 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Move /dev/sdb4 to the left and grow it from 20.00 GiB to 79.96 GiB 00:00:00 ( ERROR ) calibrate /dev/sdb4 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS ) path: /dev/sdb4 start: 398,381,054 end: 440,322,047 size: 41,940,994 (20.00 GiB) move partition to the left and grow it from 20.00 GiB to 79.96 GiB 00:00:00 ( ERROR ) old start: 398,381,054 old end: 440,322,047 old size: 41,940,994 (20.00 GiB) requested start: 272,631,808 requested end: 440,319,999 requested size: 167,688,192 (79.96 GiB) libparted messages ( INFO ) Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition. ========================================