Posted 24 May 2008 - 05:41 PM
This is a limitation of GParted, it won't 'merge' partitions.
It will extend a partition if the free space is next to the formatted space.
The next best solution is to format the new space as ext3 and name it
Any name will do.
Reboot and Linux should see it and let you start using it. Then move
all the stuff you aren't using there.
You can also format it FAT32 so Linux and Windows can use it.
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