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I'm pretty new to GParted so if I don't provide some information you need just comment and I'd be happy to provide.
The problem I am having is when I want to merge my unallocated space into my linux partition which is in an extended (I for get what it's called but you have to click the drop down on extended to see the linux partition) I have booted off of a live cd and when I right click extended, resize/move, move the slider to fit the size and click resize/move ->, it comes up with this error
GParted 0.12.1 --enable-libparted-dmraid
Move /dev/sda3 to the left and grow it from 36.26 GiB to 231.71 GiB 00:00:00 ( ERROR )
calibrate /dev/sda3 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
size: 76,044,290 (36.26 GiB)
move partition to the left and grow it from 36.26 GiB to 231.71 GiB 00:00:00 ( ERROR )
old start: 412,352,510
old end: 488,396,799
old size: 76,044,290 (36.26 GiB)
requested start: 2,459,648
requested end: 488,394,751
requested size: 485,935,104 (231.71 GiB)
libparted messages ( INFO )
Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition.
Can't have overlapping partitions.
You haven't indicated any reason why you want to do this. You have a 34GB Linux system partition which should be more than enough for most any installation. Why not just create a separate primary partition from that unallocated space and mount it with an entry in fstab. If you are going to be using it to store data and since you're having problems with the resizing this might be an option. You might check the link below which has some good information on re-sizing with GParted.
Before doing this, create a mount point for your data as in the example below. You don't have to use 'data', choose anything you want.
sudo mkdir /mnt/data
and then in GParted select /mnt/data as the mount point. If it doesn't show in your options, enter it manually.
The image you posted shows Mint 15 so just open GParted, when you see the screen click on the 195GB unallocated space to highlight it. Then click on the Partition tab at the top and click on New in the drop down menu. You should be given the option to create a new partition and select primary or logical so just do primary. You will need to select a filesystem type (default for Mint 15 is ext4) and a mount point. Use the mount point you created here. If it doesn't shown in the Mount box, enter it manually.
You can get a lot more details on using GParted at the site below. Creating a new partition is under the Intermediate Partition Actions.