Need to resize ubntu vm

I am trying to re-size this vm and utilize the additional space but gparted isn't allowing me how can I do it without loosing any data?  Please advise..
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Delete the swap partition, then do the resize, leaving space for swap, then create the partition again. Make sure you change the settings of ubuntu's /etc/fstab file so the new swap partition can be used (the UUID of the partition changes when you create a new one, and fstab loads partitions via this ID).

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
or you could use VMware Converter, and create a V2V.

see my EE Article, as an example, but increase the size

HOW TO: Shrink or Reduce a VMware Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone v5.5.2
sj77Author Commented:
Could I just move the swap partition to the end of the drive and then do the resize?
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sj77Author Commented:
See the attached image..
I don't think swap partitions can be moved. Besides, they don't hold any data, so deleting and creating a new one would be faster.
sj77Author Commented:

I was able to do it with gparted, is that a problem?
No, if it worked then it is OK. I just never tried it as it is faster deleting it and creating a new one.
sj77Author Commented:
What about when you have a that is around the linux swap is it the same way like deleting?
You mean the swap partition is within an extended partition? You would have to delete both, the swap and the extended partition.
sj77Author Commented:
Just like the picture states... It seems that way correct?..
Yes, you'd have to delete them both, first the swap and then the extended partition.
sj77Author Commented:
Once I delete them I can just re-create them the exact same size do i need to do anything  after re-creating them in partition magic?
If you don't intend to use more than 4 partitions on your virtual disk, you only need to create a new Swap partition. Since this is a VM, it wouldn't make any sense to have more partitions on that disk anyway. You will just need to adjust the /etc/fstab file so the partition gets loaded when you start ubuntu, like I mentioned earlier. In the partition editor of PartedMagic, when you right click the swap partition you created, and select "information", you'll see it's UUID. That is what you'll have to use in the fstab file.
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