how to take free space on partion and add it to main partion

Asked by Todd Emde

I am trying to add as much disk space to my main partion, which has a partition called free with 1.1gbs, and extended w1.1 gb in it, I think that the extended has to remain as is, but how does one take the 1.1gb in the free partition and add it to my main partition?

I also need to find out how to repair a few bad sectors if possible?

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Thomas Kr├╝ger (thkrueger) said :

Last thing first: If your HDD has bad sectors, you should replace it ASAP. Modern HDDs have a reserve space area to which they remap troubling sectors. If you see bad sectors it means that there is already extended damage to the disc. And it will not get less. Also there is no way to repair damage sectors, there is the option to mark them good again. But that is not making them work properly again. The only useful situation to unmark the sectors is if they have been marked falsely and you are 100%ly sure about that.

You can remove the empty partition and extend the other after that. To do that you have to boot from CD/USB stick. The Ubuntu installer CD contains gparted, a tool that can do that. Gnome-disk-utility is not able to do that.

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