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Old 12-11-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
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Gparted: Joining 2 partition ext3 within one partition (data saved)

I usually repartition a disk by backing up, deleting the partitions, formatting them and repartition.
I just did a 200 gig backup (so i am safe) and i want to join 2 (ext3) partition together, sdb1 (data4) and sdb5 (data5) into one big partition. Is there a way to do it without scraping the data in sdb5 (data5). It would save me from rewriting the data back to that new partition (200 gig is time consuming).

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Old 12-11-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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It would make sense to retain the bigger (more data) partition, and copy the smaller back. Gparted will expand in either direction. You may know all that, thought I'd better add it just in case.

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