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I have set my PC to dual boot Linux and windows 10.

I have cut some space from my C:/ partition in windows using some program.

now i want to extent the root Linux partition with that unallocated space, I am using GParted on a live USB but I am not able to do so,

the right click on root and selecting resize not detecting the free space!

What should I do

Gparted now!

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    Possible duplicate of How to resize partitions? – Pilot6 Mar 10 '17 at 17:54
  • @Pilot6 I Guess I am not asking about how to resize ! I am asking about That I can't resize !!!! – Atef Hares Mar 10 '17 at 17:56
  • If you read "how to resize", you will understand why you can't resize. Unallocated space should be near the partition you want to resize. – Pilot6 Mar 10 '17 at 17:57
  • @Pilot6 I read it and i still don't know how to do that! please advise. currently I have made some changes to make the un allocated space be part of the extended partition but I haven't apply yet, should I proceed? – Atef Hares Mar 10 '17 at 18:08
  • This is correct. You can proceed, but be prepared to re-install grub if you move the stating point of the partition you boot from. – Pilot6 Mar 10 '17 at 18:09
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You can only resize with empty space that is to the right of the partition. You have to move partitions first until the empty space is in the right position.

  • Why to the right? It can be to the left as well ;-) – Pilot6 Mar 10 '17 at 18:05
  • Not always, and, for most filesystems, that will actually involve moving first and resizing after. I prefer doing those operations one at a time. – Barafu Albino Mar 10 '17 at 18:07
  • currently I have made some changes to make the unallocated space be part of the extended partition but I haven't apply yet, should I proceed? – Atef Hares Mar 10 '17 at 18:08
  • It seems yes. If you want to increase /dev/sda6 then the empty space should be inside the extended partition. – Barafu Albino Mar 10 '17 at 18:10
  • @BarafuAlbino, i will try now to do that, i have queued 4 operations to do so, i hope it works! – Atef Hares Mar 10 '17 at 18:12
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Short answer...

First backup your data. Data loss or data corruption is possible.

  • move sda3 all the way left
    • be prepared that Windows may not boot, if this is your C: drive
    • use Windows install/repair disk to repair, or use boot-repair
  • click the Apply icon
  • resize the left side of sda4 all the way left
  • move sda5 all the way left
  • click the Apply icon
  • move sda6 all the way left
  • resize the right side of sda6 all the way right
  • click the Apply icon

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