Expand/extend disk space in Ubuntu 10.04

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http://askubuntu.com – I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 in an VMware ESX environment, and I need to add disk space to the primary / partition. I added the disk space in ESX, and and the Ubuntu VM sees it as unallocated space. When I the live gparted, it sees the new space as well. However, in gparted it only shows the ext4 partition and the swap, but no extended partition. It will not allow me to add the unallocated space to the primary ext4 (..and relocate the swap to the end). It there a way around this? Can the new drive be expanded in the primary ext4 partition? (HowTos)