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January 30th, 2015, 06:09 AM

My hard drive has WinXP (still needed for work on old projects) and Ubuntu. Ubuntu is on /dev/sda5 and is 19.06 GB (please see attached screenshots from GParted). There is unallocated space of 52.18 GB before the Ubuntu partition. I tried resizing the Ubuntu partition to take up the unallocated space but it doesn't work. How can I get Ubuntu to absorb the unallocated space into its partition?

The screenshots were taken from a LiveUSB distro with GParted.

Thanks very much!

January 30th, 2015, 07:07 AM
Solved: needed to enlarge sda2 (the extended partition) and then I could enlarge sda5.