I tried to resize my partition with GParted. But I can't resize the ext4 partition.
I tried to look at other question on this site, but it doesn't seem like I can find the solution.

Capture GParted

The ext4 partition is on /dev/sda6. When I try to resize it, I can't change the size.

Capture GParted, can't change size

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Your partition is locked as indicated by the key symbol, because / is currently mounted. You can boot from a Linux Live USB and run GParted from there or boot a GParted Live CD/USB to resize your partition.

  • Ah, I see, the other user asked the same question as me but he was in a VM. Thank you I'll try that.
    – Hamza Ince
    Commented Oct 3, 2020 at 10:34
  • The Gparted solution was pretty easy to me. This video might be helpful: youtube.com/watch?v=Fteij2amMos
    – CVname
    Commented Aug 24, 2023 at 7:53

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