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I have a quite old computer, which has the old 4 partitions limit. This is how gparted looks like right now:

What I want to do is remove the Ubuntu 14 partition and all the data it contains, then install Ubuntu 16 on a new, bigger partition. A bit afraid of messing up my computer tbh (I did save all my data on an external drive). Those are the steps I want to follow, from the Ubuntu 16 install disk.

1. Remove the Ubuntu partition. I would right-click on /dev/sda4 and choose "delete". Will the 75 GiB be usable in the future, as in free to use for a new partition?
2. Shrink the Windows partition to gain more space. I would right-click on /dev/sda3/ and choose "Resize/Move" then select a lower size, e.g. 200-250 GiB. Normally at this point I would have 200-250 GiB of "unallocated" space that I can use
3. Create a new "extended" partition using all this unallocated space. Would there be a problem where I have to "Move" partitions?
4. Create swap (~4-6 GiB), root (~50 GiB) and home in the new extended partition. I don't remember how to do this exactly, I imagine once I create the extended I'll have a bunch of unallocated space inside the extended, which I'll have to select then choose "New Partition" ? Can't find the guides I might have used 4 years ago

I'm posting this to try and summarise what I've been reading/googling around and make sure that I haven't missed important details, or that this will achieve what I want to do.

(Why Ubuntu 16 and not 18: old computer, low specs, and Ubuntu 16 will be supported for long enough for me).

Thank you for your help Smile
08-08-2018, 06:44 AM
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