Topic: Stuck at the four-partition limit?
I've been trying out Ubuntu for the past two months, having used Windows XP previously, and I'd like to switch to it permanently--however, my linux partition only has 4 gb of space, and I'd like more. Unfortunately, my partition layout is as follows:
noah@noah-laptop:~$ sudo fdisk -ul
Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders, total 78140160 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 63 64259 32098+ de Dell Utility
/dev/hda2 * 64260 66653684 33294712+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda3 68758200 77674274 4458037+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 77674275 78140159 232942+ 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 77674338 78140159 232911 82 Linux swap / Solaris
As you see, there's a gap, but I have no idea how to use that space. I've hit the four-partition limit, and I don't know how to get around it. I ran across a recommendation for LVM, but it looks more technical than I want to bother with right now. I realize this isn't a question that necessarily relates to GPartEd in particular, but I thought perhaps you'd be able to help or point me to the right place. I've been using gparted to work with the partitions, but I can't increase the size of /dev/hda3 because it needs to increase "left," not right, something which doesn't work. Any ideas?