I'm running a VM with Centos 7 in a virtual environment (Proxmox). I'm out of space. So I've added some from Proxmox, booted from Gparted Live CD to allocate that space to /dev/sda2, but it won't let me resize. Please advice what can be done.

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You have a swap partition between /dev/sda2 and the free space. Turn off swap, remove the swap partition from /etc/fstab, then use Gparted to delete the swap partition /dev/sda3 and the extended partition /dev/sda4; you will then be able to extend /dev/sda2 in the adjacent free space.

  • Thank you. How do I "turn off swap and remove it from /etc/fstab"?
    – ilushkin
    Dec 19, 2016 at 13:30
  • Turn off swap by running swapoff -a as root. To remove the swap from /etc/fstab use your favorite text editor -- comment out the line for the swap partition.
    – AlexP
    Dec 19, 2016 at 13:32
  • Thank you! This looks like a correct answer. I probably would be able to do it even when I'm booted from Gparted Liv CD, right?
    – ilushkin
    Dec 19, 2016 at 13:34

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