Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Boot from the Linux Mint installation DVD / USB. Start GParted. Right-click each partition, and if the option to Unmount is in the context-menu, select to Unmount. After that it should be possible to remove sda5.
Vincent Vermeulen wrote:I not that between sda9 and sda6 you have 303 GiB free disk space, and after sda5 you have 164 GiB free disk space. So in total you have 467 GiB free disk space I wouldn't bother with removing sda2, as it is only 19 GiB. If you want, sure, go ahead and delete it. Afterwards you will have to increase the size of sda3, so it grows to absorb the old sda2 disk space. Then you'd have to, in order, move sda7, sda8, sda9, and sda6 down so the free disk space is moved to after sda6. I'd recommend you move down sda6 anyway, so the 303 GiB before it and the 164 GiB after it are merged. And you might want to reduce its size; swap of 4 GiB is more than enough--unless you have more RAM in your system and you want to be able to hibernate (suspend to disk), then you need to make sure swap is equal in size to your RAM.
sudo swapoff -a -v
Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Ah. I think you can solve that my disabling swap. You can do so after booting into Linux Mint installation DVD / USB. From the terminal, run the following command:
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sudo swapoff -a -v
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
UUID=c535e04d-bfaf-4308-8fa2-703d75246fa9 / ext4 rw,errors=remount-ro 0 1
UUID=123db9a1-0df1-47eb-86f4-7d64235d7e34 swap swap sw 0 0
Be aware that you can only restore a clone to a partition that is the same size or larger (never smaller).
Also you CAN restore to a different partition ( ie - sda4 to say sda 1, 2, whatever), but you have to go into the clone folder and rename wherever to the correct sda#)
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