I need to add unallocated space to my root ext4 partition where my Ubuntu 14.04 is installed.
I've read dozens of tutorials and couldn't find the one working for me.
Most of the tutorials include using the
extended partition and moving space left to right or right to left. I don't really understand any of these terms and I'm not able to create an extended partition from my unallocated space.
If I click "Create new Partition" on my unallocated space, I'm only allowed to create it as a 'Primary Partition'.
It is also not possible to boot from live cd as I'm using Grub 2 that somehow does not allow me to boot from iso file and just gives me errors when I try to do so. I've already posted a question about this here and it seems there's no answer.
So, anyway, I need to extend my root partition when it is mounted (I've read that runtime extending can be done without losing the data).
Could anyone please explain to me how I can add my unallocated space to the
/dev/sda8 partition (in the most simple words possible, step-by-step for an absolute dummy in all this)?
PS: maybe it will be safer to extend my partition from Windows?
➜ ~ sudo parted -l /dev/sda Model: ATA WDC WD7500BPKX-8 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 750GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: gpt Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 106MB 105MB fat32 EFI system partition boot 2 106MB 1050MB 944MB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag 3 1050MB 1184MB 134MB Microsoft reserved partition msftres 4 1184MB 285GB 284GB ntfs Basic data partition msftdata 10 285GB 301GB 16,1GB linux-swap(v1) 5 301GB 301GB 369MB ntfs hidden, diag 6 301GB 571GB 270GB ntfs Basic data partition msftdata 8 676GB 729GB 52,4GB ext4 7 729GB 750GB 21,5GB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag