When I originally installed Fedora 17 I hadn't expected to need more than 9gb for the root partition and set up my partition table as such; as it turns out I was wrong. So now, I'd like to resize it to perhaps 20gb. However I'm having issues figuring out how to do so.
For starters, here's my parted print output;
Model: ATA WDC WD2500BEVE-0 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 250GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 32.3kB 21.0GB 21.0GB primary ntfs boot
2 21.0GB 250GB 229GB extended lba
5 21.0GB 240GB 219GB logical ntfs
6 240GB 240GB 524MB logical ext4
7 240GB 250GB 9959MB logical lvm
As well as a screenshot from gparted;
Now as far as I can tell what I "should" need to do is,
2)Move sda7 into the newly freed space above/behind my 524MB swap partition
3)Resize sda7 to take up the rest of the newly freed space
I have the gparted live iso on a flash drive and can boot into that with no problem. However loading gparted from this still leaves sda7 "locked" and I can't do anything with it. Also, trying to do anything with sda6, being a boot partition, throws a warning that moving it will cause issues booting into my installation in the future.
So my question is, is there something I'm missing here, or do I actually need to go through and reinstall fedora to fix this?
tldr; based on my partition table configuration how do I expand sda7 into unallocated space taken from sda5?