Dual-Boot [SOLVED]: Unable to Resize Root Partition with unallocated space(Weird Partition Arrangement)

Dual-Boot [SOLVED]: Unable to Resize Root Partition with unallocated space(Weird Partition Arrangement)

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    Anonymous

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    Have seen a few questions regarding this but didn’t help my case.

    I have installed Ubuntu 17.04 alongside Windows 8 using a dual boot setup(Have to boot into ubuntu using f9 key and selecting device to boot.Have an HP laptop so grub does not show up by default.)

    So i have some unallocated space and i would like to increase the size of my root partition by using the unallocated space plus it’s current size.

    Here is a picture of my results from Gparted using Ubuntu Live Disk Gparted Screen shot of System

    The unallocated space shown in the picture needs to be added to the partition name /dev/sda9

    I believe i cannot use the normal “move to left and resize approach” as shown here.
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    Do tell me if it might be possible to resize my system in the first place.I didn’t realize this that i would be facing such space shortage as i have just finished setting up the system.

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    Anonymous

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    Being an HP computer has nothing to do with grub not showing. The reason that you are having trouble with grub, is because you installed ubuntu in Legacy mode instead of EFI mode. If you reinstall in EFI mode then you won’t have to press F9, grub will boot and allow you to choose which OS to load.

    What I would do:

    It is best to use Windows to manipulate Windows’ partitions. Start Window and using the disk manager, move /sda6 to the right. Then delete the linux partitions.
    Next, reboot while pressing the F10 to get to the system settings menu. Turn off legacy boot to insure that ubuntu boots in EFI mode.
    After installing Ubuntu, Press F10 while booting and change the OS boot selection to Ubuntu. Now grub will boot and allow you to select Windows or Ubuntu.

    If you don’t want to reinstall:

    I assume /sda9 is the root partition and sda12 is a /home partition. If this is the case, then root is large enough. You probably want to add space to the home partition (sda12).
    Use windows to move /sda6 to the right. then use gparted to add the free space to /sda12.

    Source: https://askubuntu.com/questions/988979/unable-to-resize-root-partition-with-unallocated-spaceweird-partition-arrangeme
    Author: ravery
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