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# parted /dev/vda print free
Model: Virtio Block Device (virtblk)
Disk /dev/vda: 137GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
       32.3kB  1049kB  1016kB            Free Space
1      1049kB  256MB   255MB   primary   ext2         boot
       256MB   257MB   1048kB            Free Space
2      257MB   42.9GB  42.7GB  extended
5      257MB   42.9GB  42.7GB  logical                lvm
       42.9GB  137GB   94.5GB            Free Space

I'm looking to increase the the size of extended partition from the unallocated free space.

Current size of extended partition: 42.7GB Unallocated Free Space available: 94.5GB

How can I use the Unallocated Free Space available: 94.5GB to increase the size of extended partition?

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I assume that you are using Ubuntu flavor and you want to extend the logical partition that to be you are trying to resize or extend the vhd's/sdd on the physical or virtual machine box, if in case my assumption is correct please use the resizepart argument with parted.

Note: Do not forgot to take the data backup when performing it.

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And there is another tool called gparted, to resize the partition on linux.

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Using Gparted from a live CD could be the best solution. I for instance to resize an extended LBA partition I used Gparted as following:

  1. First Download a linux Live CD. "I used Ubuntu Mate live CD".
  2. Boot your Computer from the Live CD.
  3. From the menu->system menu-> Gparted.
  4. Look for partitions with a key icon left to the partition name and umount it right click. for the swap partition right click and no swap.
  5. Now I think you will be able to move and resize the extended partition. If any questions do not hesitate to ask

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