#StackBounty: #boot #partitioning #encryption #gparted GParted won't seem to let me shrink an encrypted partition

Bounty: 100

I have a 1TB (or thereabouts) SSD drive on my laptop, on which is installed Ubuntu 14.04.

I want to increase the size of the boot partition, so i’ve put in a Linux Mint live CD, and booted into that, and ran GParted.

I have two partitions – the main one, /dev/sda2, and the boot one, /dev/sda1. Within /dev/sda2 is an encrypted partition called /dev/sda5. It looks like this:

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I can right click on /dev/sda2, and choose “Resize/Move”, but on the following dialog it doesn’t let me make any changes.

Is this because I would need to shrink the encrypted partition within /dev/sda2 first, and you can’t resize encrypted partitions? That seems plausible but my knowledge runs out at this point.

Get this bounty!!!

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