I have my machine dual booted with Linux Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS and Windows 7 Ultimate both 64 bit. I want to shrink the E:/ i.e. /dev/sda5/ by around 10GB and expand the Ubuntu partition by those 10GB. The Ubuntu partition is /dev/sda7/. Both are in the same extended partition. I do want to do this without losing any data in any of partitions. I have a total of 7 partitions(4NTFS 1 EXT4 1SWAP) however there is no /dev/sda4 and the list extends to /dev/sda8. I can prefer repartitioning using either OS or even an external disk/USB. Thanks for help in advance.
- First of all unmount the required partitions.
- Next using choose the required NTFS and right click and choose Resize/Move.
- Shrink the partition as per your needs.
- Repeat the steps with the ext4 partition.