I want to increase my /home partition size and merge in the unallocated disk space. How can I do this please?

GParted screenshot

  • can you tell me the maximum number of primary partitions allowed on a disk and how many you have? :) – Rinzwind Nov 10 '16 at 15:57
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    Which of those is your /home partition? – Oli Nov 10 '16 at 16:09
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    He does not seem to have a specific /home partition. Maybe the recommendation should be to have the unallocated space made into the /home. However, the OP would need help to move the current user files from where they currently reside to the new location of / home. – Juan Antonio Nov 10 '16 at 17:19
  • Possible duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/126153/how-to-resize-partitions – David Foerster Nov 10 '16 at 17:22
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    Possible duplicate of How to resize partitions? – Melebius May 7 '18 at 5:42

You can't increase the space because they are mounted, in use. To increase that space you must boot into a live GParted session from a bootable USB or disk. I hope that helped.

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  • According to this: askubuntu.com/questions/24027/… it can be done without login out. I agree with @Arynn though that it best to do it booting from a live USB. Make sure you backup all your files before though. – Juan Antonio Nov 10 '16 at 17:16

Your home partition sda5 is part of the extended partition sda3. You can only increase your root partition sda5 by 3.86 GiB.

The only way I see is to move your sda5 out of the extended partition sda3.

I would recommend to back up your disk first before doing anything.

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