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What is the best alternative: Remove and resize, or wipe out all and perform a fresh install? [on hold]

Ok, I have a Compaq CQ2009F with dual boot, Lubuntu/Windows XP. I want to remove the Windows partition, but in view of all I have consulted on the web regarding the "remove/resize" subject ...
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SOLVED Problems on FAKERAID [on hold]

I am trying to create a fakeraid (raid level 1) with dual boot for windows and ubuntu. I create the raid on the BIOS and I want to activate it using dmraid. But dmraid shows me this error: dmraid ...
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Completly remove windows from my computer

I had dual boot on my pc (windows 8 and ubuntu 13.10). I recently removed windows partitions and ended with the following partitions: I seem unable to use my unllocated space (Gparted doesn't let ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 13.10

I want to dual boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10, but when I choose installation type it says: There is no recognized operating systems on my computer. So basically my options are either erase disc ...
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Restart when trying to resize partition

I am brand new to Ubuntu (and installing operative systems/partitioning/etc...) and up to know everything has been going smoothly, but now I'm having a problem that I think I can fix, but just don't ...
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Merge unallocated space to extended partition and create new logical drive

I am new to Ubuntu. I just formatted, and installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. While partitioning, I made a mistake it seems. 20 GB goes unallocated and I am unable to use it. I used Gparted to try to ...
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Gparted merge unallocated space to ext4 partition

Here I want to merge unallocated space to ext4 partition. But during running in Ubuntu it is not allowed. Am I right? It has key picture. I must do that Ubuntu DVD booting from it and selecting try ...
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Ubuntu can't see my Windows 7 ! and the Disk Drive is UNALLOCATED?

I have a Fujitsu laptop and I can't install Ubuntu because Ubuntu cannot find the Partitions of my Disk Drive! It said "UNALLOCATED" of my Disk Drive "500 GB", and no partition appears. But I actually ...
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72 views

using gparted to create more than 4 partitions?

I've created a bootable usb and I'm getting ready to install ubuntu 13.10 to dual-boot with Windows 7. The problem is I don't know how to deal with my partitions. I have 4 primary partitions on my ...
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extending win partition in win7 or shrinking ubuntu while in ubuntu?

I have dual boot win7 and ubuntu 12.04 Is shrinking linux partition with gparted somewhat less risky than extending windows partition in windows? http://postimg.org/image/5qdgafggt/ I would like to ...
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Ubuntu won't install on unallocated space alongside Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 (preinstalled) Dell desktop. I used the Windows Partition Manager to shrink the main partition by 400 GB. The tool froze before confirming completion, but when I re-executed it, ...
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Shrinking logical partition

Im trying to resize(shrink) my ubuntu partition. Ive done the following things: -checked GParted which returns 2 partitions: one which says extended under filesystem, which encases the second volume ...
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Cloning and partitioning

I am trying to turn some partitions into extended so that I can install windows as I am trying to learn asp.net (as I cannot exceed 4 primary partitions). I am thinking of: --> Cloning /home and / ...
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Repartitioning alternatives?

Out of the 320gb of hard drive space my computer came with, only 33 GB were partitioned to Ubuntu, with the rest of the space (288 GB or so) going to windows NTFS. Of those 33 GB, 11 GB are allocated ...
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How do I do a Grub resuce?

I've had a problem with hdd space, as detailed here: No hdd space left I've since tried to make more space using GParted. I've deleted partitions I thought were not being used, and expanded my Ubuntu ...
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142 views

How to extend partition with free space that is before it usgin gparted?

I have my Windows partition (C), 9GB of free space and then I have my Linux partition. How do I expand my Linux partition with that 9GB of free space using Gparted and without losing everything I ...
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23 views

Adding unallocated parition to an extened parition

I am trying to extend my Ubuntu Partition. This is what my partitions looks like, So I booted to live cd and used gparted to work with the partition. My problem now is that I deleted the swap ...
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36 views

What's wrong with my partition table?

My Ubuntu OS does not recognise any external drives or devices. This started after I installed Windows XP. When I run GParted, it shows "unallocated 465.76 GiB". I ran "sudo fdisk -l -u /dev/sda" and ...
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I am STILL having issues with GParted and partitioning this HDD

So a few people have already told me a few great answers that have sent me in the right directions but i am fairly new to Linux so it is a bit difficult to me ): . I have an Acer that ORIGINALLY had ...
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bios_grub partition in the way of resizing Ubuntu partition

I tried to grow the ext4 partition by shrinking sda4 and then adding the unallocated partition to the ext4 partition, where Ubuntu lives. The selected partition, sda6 (see image), contains the ...
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98 views

Extending my Root Paritition

I've Win8/Ubuntu Dual boot. I already have 4 partition so i cannot create a new partition and mount it elsewhere. So, this (How can I increase a partition's size?) question did not help. Here's a ...
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422 views

GParted and Ubuntu installer does not recognize Windows partition, but Ubuntu does

So, I'm trying to set up a dual-boot of Windows 7 Ult 64-bit with Ubuntu on my computer. The computer has UEFI firmware and originally came with Win 8. It has a 16GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I intend for ...
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How to Install ubuntu, problems with disk partitions

I couldn't install Ubuntu since the unallocated space is not shown in Ubuntu installer or Gparted, and the "Install along side Windows" option is not listed. Screen shot of Disk management window of ...
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1answer
66 views

resize Ubuntu Partition to install windows alongside [duplicate]

I wanted to install ubuntu alongside windows but it formatted the disk completely, now I want to install windows alongside ubuntu, above is the link to present status of harddisk (gparted) Please ...
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Resizing ubuntu partition in a dual boot system

I have to resize my ubuntu partition since its running out of space and i am getting warning messages while booting. I searched on internet and got to know that it can be gparted using live CD. I ...
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118 views

Cannot format or create partition table for flash drive

I got usb flash drive which I cannot format in Win XP or Win 8.1. That's what Gparted on Ubuntu says: When I try to create new partition with Gparted it says: No partition table found on device ...
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Trying to increase Ubuntu's partition size and decrease OS X partition size?

My partitions look like this right now: I can re-size the OS X partition easily enough, but then I have trouble trying to move the Ubuntu partition over, since there's a partition in the way ...
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832 views

Ubuntu gparted doesn't detect windows partition [duplicate]

Please don't mark it duplicate. I have been through the rest of the posts and suggestions! I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 with Ubuntu or Kali Linux but i am unable to do so. I have backed up all ...
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Increasing Ubuntu Partition

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Samsung laptop. After installing I realized that I would need more space, so I plugged in my usb to boot from and went into gparted to increase the size from 50 gigs ...
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1answer
892 views

Recover zapped GPT

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 beside Windows 8, and was having some problems with the installer not detecting Windows 8. I followed the suggestions in this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/287862/118240 ...
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Will I lose my data is I “write MBR partition table to disk and exit” in Gparted?

I've never used Ubuntu before and I'm trying to install it. Apparently Ubuntu thinks I don't have Windows 7 installed, so I don't have the option to install it alongside Windows. I found a tutorial ...
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1answer
1k views

Increase/extend (resize) OS X partition with GParted

I have a Mac and am dual booting Ubuntu. I booted from a USB and used GParted to shrink the Ubuntu partition leaving me with about 100G of free space. I want to use this to increase the OS X ...
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Move bios_grub Partition to Assign Unallocated Space

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside OSX and now I want to assign more space to the Ubuntu partition. I booted from a live CD and used gparted but I encountered the following problem : Between ...
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Why do I keep getting an error when I try to resize ext4 under extended?

I had already assigned unallocated space to my extended partition and now i want to enlarge my ext4 partition. The problem is, it starts and when its almost finished, it gives me an error and makes me ...
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Problems Installing Ubuntu 13.10 Alongside Windows 7 - gpart shows unallocated space

I've searched for people with similar problems but none of the fixes seem to be working for me. I have a Windows 7 (200gb + 100mb reserved partitions) and the rest (~800gb) as unallocated. This is ...
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49 views

Help with partitioning

I currently am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows with one hard drive running all of the Ubuntu partitions including grub, and the other running all of windows and the native boot loader for them ...
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447 views

GParted- how to increase size of partition near start of drive?

My drive looks something similar to this (from start to end of drive): /dev/sda1 100 MB ntfs System Reserved /dev/sda2 21.48 GiB: extended /dev/sda5 13.68 GiB ...
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339 views

Help installing windows 8 partition

I have installed the most recent version of Ubuntu, I always loved Linux but this is the first time I have ever installed it on my PC. The fact is that I am a gamer and I wanted to install a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer doesn't detect my Windows7 partition

I wiped out Windows8 from my Toshiba Satellite L840 and installed Windows7; While trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3, once I get to the installation type screen, I get just two options: Erase Disk and ...
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ubuntu partition is nowhere to be found in dual boot system

I have a dual boot system, win7 in sdb1 and ubuntu in sdb6, the latter resides on an extended partition. well up until today, update-grub2 would not find a windows partition and today I decide to try ...
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1k views

The backup GPT table is corrupt

I'm having an issue when trying to format a pen drive using Gparted. I am trying to create a bootable OS X installation, and for doing so I'm formating a usb drive with GPT and then creating 2 ...
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1answer
162 views

How do I resize my partition in Ubuntu?

I had Windows 8 installed on my system, which I screwed up, and now I run Ubuntu 12.04. While installing, Ubuntu used all the 461 GB of HDD space (one partition). Now I want to make a new partition ...
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1answer
359 views

Merging Extended partition with Unallocated Space: Error

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 which is on a dual boot with Windows 7. I initially had 30 GB for Ubuntu ,but I decided I need more , now I booted Ubuntu from its Live CD ,used GParted , shrunk Windows ...
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How to install ubuntu 12.04 along with windows XP [duplicate]

I want to Installing Ubuntu 12.04 along windows XP and I have 80 GB Hard Disk and I have already partitioned it to 20 GB As C, 20 GB As D: Drive, 20 GB As E Drive and Remaining As F: Drive. I have ...
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1answer
55 views

Reducing amount of primary partitions

Hello I'm trying to create room to install windows on a pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04 laptop. I'm using Gparted and currently my partitions look like this Obviously I'm over 4 primary partitions and ...
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1answer
109 views

Partitioning hdd

I want to dual boot my laptop with Ubuntu and Windows 8. I have already installed Ubuntu and am trying to partition my hdd for Windows but it wont allow me. I attached a picture of my current hdd ...
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309 views

Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04.2 on Windows 8 in legacy mode, no partitions detected in gparted?

I want to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Windows 8 is installed in legacy mode (not UEFI). When I use a Ubuntu 12.04.2 cd to install, it does not detect Windows 8. If I click on custom ...
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Create partition from free space - cannot create more than 4 partitions

I am dual-booting Ubuntu and Win 8. When I installed Ubuntu, I forgot to format a partition of 90GB. Now when I tried to create a partition (in gparted), I get this error It is not possible to ...
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680 views

Dual booting Ubuntu and Fedora

I'm thinking about dual booting my current ubuntu 12.04 OS with fedora 18. My question is when I shrink the current ubuntu partition, which takes the whole disk (with Gparted) will I be able to share ...
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1answer
161 views

How can I resize my filesystem partition?

So, when I installed Ubuntu a long time ago, I made five partitions. System Reserved 500 mb Windows 8 partition 250gb Ubuntu swap 5 gb Ubuntu "/" 10 gb Ubuntu "home" 40 gb I only got 1 gb free on ...