How to extend Ubuntu server root partition (Step by Step guide)

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In this video I am going to show you how you can use Gparted to perform an offline extend of your Ubuntu root partition. Please note that there are several methods (depending on your configuration) where you can extend your Ubuntu server partitions:

1. Using Logical Volume Manager (LVM) – dynamically create partition.

2. Using GParted – offline extend with GParted Live CD or Ubuntu Desktop Live CD

3. Online expand – remove the…


  1. Hi sir, I have followed this guide, it works but when i restart my srv no changes are made, if i boot up on life cd again the changes are made. I am so confused. 😀

  2. Your video helped me. I don't have a Linux server, Ubuntu, or the extended partition. I have Linux Mint dual booted, but I was looking into how to extend the root partition. I followed your video though and it still worked. Thanks!

  3. That is a great video.
    Can you help me on how i can boot from the ububtu desktop? Can you help me on how i can configure my virtual machine so i can boot directly from the ubuntu desktop. I am using the the VMware vSphere client. Can you help?

  4. I tried watching other videos on G-Parted and they confused me even more. Your video, however, was Excellent! Very Clear Step by Step instructions. Thank You so much!

  5. Nice how to video on expanding the /root but 5.8GBs? Flash drives are cheap. Buy a 128GB thumb drives plug it into a USB port then mount it, cp your data. OpenBSD (methods) duplicating your root partition:via /altroot then re-sizing. FreeNAS (BSD variation) the operating system is NOT on the hard drives. FreeNAS can put the operating system on an 8GB flash drive. This allows all of hard drives to be used exclusively for data storage on a ZFS file system.. If the flash drive fails make a new one. 🙂

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