so I have triple booted windows, kali, and ubuntu. I am trying to resize ubuntu /home directory which sits on the HDD. So I created a new unallocated space in windows of 200gb size, and I want to add it to ubuntu

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however the problem is I do not see it in gparted as free space or as anything. I simply do not see it. As you can see in the picture, /dev/sdb5 is the one I want to grow, but I cannot see 200gb free space enter image description here

How can I solve this problem

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It appears that Disk 1 is Dynamic which is Proprietary to Microsoft. In order to properly share the disk with other non-MS operating systems the disk must be converted to Basic as can be seen with Disk 0.

  • Thank you for your help. Does conversion from dynamic to basic cause data losses. I do not know how it became dynamic in the first place Mar 18, 2016 at 21:26

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