Topic: Resize ext3 only in one direction
I am a new ubuntu user and have installed it on a 5 GB Partition. Now this partition is to small and I want to make it bigger.
My Current Partitions look like this:
________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | ____________________________ | | 3,9 GB FAT 32 backup | 44 GB FAT 32 WinXP | 39 GB FAT 32 Data | | 1 GB swap | 5 GB ext3root| | | | | | |___________|______________| | |______________________|____________________|___________________|______________________________|
I want know to make the '44 GB FAT 32 Data' smaller and the '5 GB root' bigger.
But I have 'detect' a problem: a ext3 partition can only be resized, but not moved. What this means?
The '5 GB root' can only grow 'from left to the right'. I mean: the partition can only grow to the right direction. But 'right' is the end of the HDD. So I can't make the partition bigger.
And now my question:
can a ext3-partition only grow to the 'right direction' or can it be so created that i can also grow to the left?