Topic: Move unused space across from extended to non-extended
Maybe it can do this in a complicated way, someone could tell me, but it would be nice to have this simple-to-implement feature (I would rather not do this with a hex editor)....
So starting with a load of partitions, I want to increase the size of the last main partition before the extended block.
So I delete the first partition in the extended block to make some space.
Now I want to move the start of the extended block up so the free space I just created will lie directly above the last non-extended partition, so I can then use that to make it bigger.
This is a simple thing to do - doesn't involve any data copying.
This is a more likely situation than you might expect because if you started with Windows installed and then added a load of stuff by stealing space off the Windows C: partition - but over egged it - so that 5 years later Windows has guzzled the space away and now will barely work - I want to give it some back.
I was disappointed that I couldn't see a way to get GParted to do it as it seemed like a rather good tool. But I may have missed something?
(Oops, maybe this in the wrong sector of the forum - sorry)