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Best strategy for 'un-dual booting'

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(parted) print                                                            
Model: ATA ST9160827AS (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 160GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
 1      32.3kB  41.1MB  41.1MB  primary   fat16           diag
 2      41.9MB  15.8GB  15.7GB  primary   ntfs
 3      15.8GB  127GB   111GB   primary   ext4
 4      127GB   160GB   33.0GB  extended
 5      127GB   159GB   31.6GB  logical   ext4            boot
 6      159GB   160GB   1387MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)

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Partition 4 is what i'm using at the moment. The goal is to use all space on the disk (deleting partitions and formatting as ext4 where possible) while moving moving my working partition without borking it. What's the best strategy?

As a related sub-issue, i'd be most interested in hearing from anyone who has experience with ZFS while remaining in the Debian userland. How did you achieve that? How is it for you?
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Update: table now looks like this:
(parted) print
Model: ATA ST9160827AS (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 160GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
 1      1049kB  15.8GB  15.8GB  primary   ext4
 3      15.8GB  127GB   111GB   primary   ext4
 4      127GB   160GB   33.0GB  extended
 5      127GB   159GB   31.6GB  logical   ext4            boot
 6      159GB   160GB   1387MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)

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(parted) print                                                            
Model: ATA ST9160827AS (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 160GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End    Size    Type      File system     Flags
 1      1049kB  127GB  127GB   primary   ext4            boot
 4      127GB   160GB  33.0GB  extended
 5      127GB   159GB  31.6GB  logical   ext4
 6      159GB   160GB  1387MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)

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