Probably not.monere wrote: ↑Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:35 amI'd like to ask something if you know... right now my computer is partitioned like this: the first 3 partitions are NTFS (so they can run Windows), and the next 3-4 partitions are put under an EXTENDED partition that runs Linux. If I use Gparted to format the Windows partition - therefore turning that NTFS partition to a Ext4 one - does this mess the partitions of my hard disk up and renders my current Linux installation unusable??
Probably. It's a bit of a risky operation for a newcomer, and I wouldn't bet the farm on it going right at this time; that said, this should in principle be possible.monere wrote: ↑Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:35 amIn other words, I'm thinking of formatting the Windows partition from NTFS to Ext4, and then move this newly formatted partition to the end of the HOME partition of Linux, but I'm not sure if this is possible since the Windows partition is sda2 while the Linux partition is sda7. So, there's 4 other partitions between these 2 partitions that I wanna merge, and I'm not sure if this is possible without messing up my entire system and not be able to even log into Linux anymore after I do this. Can you please tell me if this is possible?
- make very sure I have a backup of the entire home partition, since it would need to be moved
- do the whole operation from a live medium, not the installed version of Mint. You can't make changes to a partition that's being used.