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Switching to Ubuntu from Windows

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now. I still have windows installed and it's taking up the majority of my hard drive space. I want to fully switch to Ubuntu though. I've backed up everything I need ...
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Gparted live problem - errors and loop [on hold]

I wanted to make some partitions for windows installation, so i thought about Gparted live cd. So this is what happends: I select gParted Live (default settings) -> ecounter errors like "USB 1-5 ...
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Why did my Gparted operation fail during the file system check?

I was trying to move free space from my ubuntu partiton to my windows partiton, but i got an error message. I was trying to follow these instrucitons with a bit of variaton due to a different setup (I ...
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Messy partitions: How do I fix my HDD and SSD partitions from a USB?

So after finding out I gave my external HDD 250 MB instead of 250 GB I tried to fix it by changing the partitions around with some popular software. Told me to restart my PC. Now every time I try to ...
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I'm stuck at one part of Gparted [on hold]

I'm trying to follow along with a tutorial online when I was stuck on this part of Gparted partitioning. this one is after the language selection screen. really suck I cant post pic yet. here is the ...
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GParted will not start, corrupt GPT table

I'm trying to start GParted and get the following series of errors in pop-up boxes before it eventually quits: Invalid argument during seek for read on /dev/sda Libparted Bug Found! The backup GPT ...
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Format a partition from primary to logical [closed]

I have access to ubuntu trial version and i want to format a partition from primary to logical so i can install windows Or if anyone know how can i install windows on this partition with my issues ...
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How to extend my ubuntu partition to an 'unnalocated partion' existing before the ubuntu partition?

I had these OS'es setup. WinXP 20Gb Ubuntu 50GB Though, with the app 'OS-Uninstaller', I deleted the 1st partition, where now rests 'unallocated space': 'unallocated space' 20Gb Ubuntu 50GB ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after resizing

I'm a newbie Ubuntu user, and I was using a latest Ubuntu version on my laptop. I tried to install Windows7 alongside the Ubuntu I was using I did, I used Gparted from Ubuntu live CD to modify ...
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GParted-Moving a partition may cause OS fail to boot?

I am trying to use GParted to re-size a NTFS partition and assign space to Ubuntu. I was trying to allocate 245 MB free space to /dev/sdb7 partition of type ext4 [1] which seems like the ubuntu drive ...
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Trouble creating fat32 partition larger than 1 TiB with gpt partition table using gparted

I have a 6 TiB hard drive that I would like to make a fat32-partition on covering the whole hard drive. When trying to do so using gparted (first creating a gpt partition table, and then trying to ...
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Can't extend root partition even after booting from LiveUSB

After doing some research on how to extend Ubuntu root partition, I tried to extend it using the GParted from a liveUSB session of Ubuntu. But I couldn't extend it. When I right click on my root ...
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how to obtain a FREE space partition

How I can obtain a new partition with free space on ubuntu or windows 8.1? I try to use the GParted Partition Editor in Ubuntu and Disk Manager in windows but in the bot case my new partition have ...
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dd if=/dev/sdX of=image conv=notrunc,noerror,synv copies only a fraction of disk

I tried imaging my bootable usb stick, to free it for other data. However running sudo dd if=/dev/sdc of=windows7 bs=512 conv=notrunc,noerror,sync copies only 1.1GB for a 8 GB (7.7GibiByte) stick. ...
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How to resize this ubuntu partition?

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. My Ubuntu partition (/sda7) is filling up and thus I want to increase the size of that partition. Can someone please explain how do I do this without ...
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Why I can't partition my drive in Ubuntu using gparted?

My problem is that when attempting to resize the dev / sda2, both the minimum and the maximum size, are of the same value (which is the disk size: 708 862 MB). What should I do?
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Boot problems after gparted-live and boot-repair

I removed Windows 8 using gparted Live CD and used the resulting unallocated space to enlarge my ubuntu partitions. After doing it, the dual boot grub I had was useless so I ran boot-repair from a ...
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Cannot format read-only USB; 'Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdb: Input/output error ' when I try to format the drive

I'm trying to format this USB, when I plug it in it mounts and I can read what's on it, but can't write to it or delete anything (read-only error). First I tried the normal 'Disk utility' - unmount - ...
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GParted won't let me edit a partition

I have this 72 GB hard disk that I installed Ubuntu 14.02 LTS 64 bit on. Now, I want to split it and leave 50 GBs for Ubuntu and install in the to-be-created partition the server version of the OS. ...
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moving ubuntu and windows partition

I wish to move my windows partition to the last drive and my Ubuntu partition to the first section of drive to make it fast. I have used windows for 6 years and i am done with it since I have found ...
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How to Create a seperate partition for home after accidentally installing ubuntu under single / partition

I have got a dual boot system here with a couple of partitions: Windows 7 OS partition Another partition for office data One partition for Ubuntu And ofcourse one 100Mb partition automade by ...
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Need help merging unallocated partition to primary partitions

I triple-booted and realized I did not want Mac OS X anymore. So I simply deleted it's partition. But now I am trying to move half of the unallocated to windows and half of it to Ubuntu. I am having a ...
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Unable to Wipe my SSD from linux

I have an SSD which I've installed Ubuntu on, it was completely clean. I installed it and encrypted it. I decided I wanted to wipe my hard drive for a new install without encryption. I'm unable to do ...
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Safely move (and extend) Ubuntu Partition

So I know this question has probably been asked before but I am having trouble finding an answer specific to my problem and I really dont want to ruin my machine and have to reinstall both operating ...
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Shrink Windows Partition, Extend Linux Partition [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu with 10GB of space, hoping it'd be sufficient. Needless to say, 3 months later I am out of room. I'd prefer just to extend my Ubuntu partition, but I'm already out of room on my ...
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SSD space used even if formatted

I wanted to reinstall Ubuntu and formatted all my disks but the installer got stuck when creating the primary partition on my ssd. I decided to create the partition manualy with gparted but whilst the ...
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How can I delete all the partitions and start afresh?

Owing to bad planning and lack of foresight, I messed up primary/logical partitions on my new 1TB HDD. I need a dual boot Ubuntu and Windows, and one 100gb unallocated space just sits there in the ...
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Cannot move unallocated space

I want to resize the /dev/sda6 to ~50GB. But I can't do this, because the unallocated space is on the wrong position. How can I move the unallocated space to the right and resize the sda6 partition? ...
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Boot Live CD from HDD and unlock HDD

I boot Live CD from HDD with following grub menu item menuentry "Ubuntu 14.04 ISO" { set isofile="/boot/iso/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso" loopback loop (hd0,5)$isofile linux ...
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Unable to install Windows after attempted dual-boot with Ubuntu

My son was using Windows 7 on his computer and decided he wanted to dual boot with Ubuntu. He attempted to shrink the partition but could not, so he downloaded another program to shrink but I think he ...
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Why when i try to create a partition to run windows alongside ubuntu does it always fail?

When I try to shrink the partition in gparted i get this error GParted 0.18.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize Libparted 2.3 Shrink /dev/sda1 from 692.69 GiB to 300.63 GiB 00:48:59 ...
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Help needed gparted

How to use G parted live usb on a Ubuntu installed PC who runs wireless if the grub does not recognizes the syslux on the usb flash drive? I have been trying several times to boot of the flash-drive ...
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Can't format my externall HD: I/O error

I'm trying to format an external USB drive with GParted but the application can't see it. It says: Input/output error while reading /dev/sdc A sudo fdisk -l don't show anything about this drive... ...
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how to add space to ubuntu from an empty partition

I want to add the space to Ubuntu from the unallocated partitions. could you please guide me in this process. thanks.
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Can't combine unallocated spaces

On my hard drive, I have ano extended partition where I have 2 versions of Linux and some unallocated space. My problem is that the unallocated space is split in 2, and I can't combine them to make ...
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Want to reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 after backing up Home folder to different partition. Is it too risky? [closed]

My machine is set to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10,but I barely ever use windows. The Ubuntu installation has been running for ages now, and I've kind of wrecked it by trying to tweak ...
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unallocated space within partition

150.00 GiB of unallocated space within the partition. To grow the file system to fill the partition, select the partition and choose the menu item: Partition --> Check. (I can't click on the check ...
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How to create primary partition after having an extended one?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and formatted the hard drive by creating swap, root and home partitions. Their total volume is 32 GB all together. So I logged on to the system, installed GParted and run ...
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GParted Boots to Grub Console

I've made a GParted live USB and it boots into grub console mode instead of the GUI boot menu of GParted. Doing anything wrong? Edit: Could it be possible that this isn't the boot menu from GParted ...
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Unable to shrink Ubuntu partition because it's full (when it actually isn't)

I currently have Ubuntu installed on my laptop. I've installed it a few weeks ago, and it's the only operating system in my computer. Now I would like to install Windows 8.1 in dual boot with Ubuntu, ...
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How to install Windows 8 next to Ubuntu?

I've installed Ubuntu and now I want to install Windows 8. I've already done restoring of grub from the terminal, but now I dont know what to do. What should I do to install Windows? Please tell me ...
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No Operating System after removing Windows

I tried to remove my windows partition and increase the ubuntu partition. I used Gparted: Removed windows partition Increased Ubuntu partition (ext4) I applied and it succeed. But when I reboot ...
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How to resize a crypt-luks partition that takes all hard drive?

I want to shrink the partition to be able to install a windows OS, but i installed ubuntu 15.04 with encryption of the logical volume, gparted doesn't support crypt-luks so what do i do?
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Expanding Windows partition easily

When I installed Ubuntu onto my hard drive, I already had Windows installed. I had to allocate space for Ubuntu, and I did so using a cute little slider. I made my Ubuntu partition a bit too big ...
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SATA SSD GTP table will not reformat

I wanted to reformat my drive as msdos table so i could use it in another system without uefi and put a new installation on it since the laptop it was in died. That said, i first tried gparted and ...
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Phantom Partition … how do I correct this?

I've done a clean install twice since this appeared (not to fix this, as everything seems to be working). Gparted doesn't show any such partition. I'm about to do another clean install, so this is the ...
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Why cant I drag and extend right arrow to increase the Partition size?

I want to extend the size of /dev/sda7 with unallocated space to the right. But I cant drag it to right. Here is Screenshot: http://s10.postimg.org/7ghzjk88p/Screenshot_from_2015_06_01_03_05_17.png
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How can I increase size of boot partition, if I have an encrypted home partition?

Installed Ubuntu as a first-time user about two months ago. Has been working great until two weeks ago, when updates would no longer install due to not enough room on the boot disk. I did the "sudo ...
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How do I move a unallocated space in one extended to another extended partition?

I had someone help me set up the partitions on my laptop a few years ago and now I've lost touch with them. I need to move the unallocated space from one extended partition to the other extended ...
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How do I resize root partition

I need to resize root as there is not enough space left in the partition. At present I am not able to install new package nor update ubuntu. I tried sudo apt-get clean and emptying trash but it does ...