Originally Posted by jv2112
I have 2 partitions on my computer and I want to shift some of the remaining space from sda1 to sda6.
I assume that means sda2 and sda3 don't exist and sda5 is your swap partition.
Using gparted in a liveCD you can shift free space from sda1 to sda6, but you'll probably need several steps.
You'll need to make sure the liveCD isn't using the swap partition. After booting the liveCD (before starting gparted) you can usually do that with the command
You need to shrink sda1. Then I think you need to expand sda4 (the extended partition containing sda5 and sda6).
Finally, I think it is easiest to delete the swap partition, then expand sda6, then recreate the swap partition.