GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
17 views

Ubuntu 15.10: Cannot expand Ubuntu partition even though I have 14GB of unallocated space

I have 14GB of empty space on my drive, but when I try to expand my Ubuntu partition to occupy it, it doesn't seem to recognize the space. How can I rectify this issue and claim the free space?
-1
votes
0answers
22 views

How to recover lost data after repartitioning

My computer had only one partition, C drive. I used GParted to squeeze up some space for a new partition, D drive. The total space for the single partition (C) was 200gb. I slid the scroll bar (on the ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Ubuntu Unused Space

I have an ubuntu server running. At first i only allocated 100Gb which wasnt enough. I added more space to the partition using gparted after reading how on several posts. However, even though it shows ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Moving the root and swap partition to another disk

I have this settings on my boot disk: GParted HDD disk settings I've got a SSD and want to make it my system (all but /home) and swap partitions. I wonder if: 1- Can I use GParted to copy my ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Extending partitions

I'm trying to extend my current Windows partition because it has too little space currently. I was triple-booting Windows Kali and Ubuntu but deleted Kali and now have 93GB left. I cannot assign it to ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Gparted not installable in Ubuntu 15.10 due to unmet dependencies

Gparted worked fine in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 (I'm not sure about 15.04)) but I'm having trouble installing it in 15.10 from the software center. It gives the error: “Package dependencies cannot be ...
0
votes
2answers
35 views

Formatting an external hard drive nearly impossible

I have been working for the last four hours to format my external hard drive. At first I tried right clicking on it in nautilus and selecting format. I selected NTFS and tried to format it. I got ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

How to pause GParted Move Operation?

I have to suspend my laptop whenever there is electricity breakdown in my area. But there is no option to pause the operation. Anyone know a hack that can do it. Will suspending my laptop pauses the ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

how to partition the mounted drives in ubuntu 14.04

i've installed ubuntu 14.04 in single boot. My hard disk have 1tb capacity. While i'm trying to install windows in place of the ubuntu it shows no drivers are found error. So i'm decided to ...
1
vote
2answers
35 views

Is there some sort of( asymptotic?) threshold limiting tthe number of partitions Ubuntu can handle on my GUID Smartdrives?

I have about 3 OS's, including 2 flavors of 'untu, on each of two laptops. So far Ubuntu has been great at handle my predilection for extra partitions. This has been the case with 14.04, 14.10 and ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Ubuntu Will Not Read External Hard Drive

I have a Seagate External Hard Drive. When I plug it into my laptop Noting happens. If I open Gparted to see if Ubuntu is even seeing the drive there is a little "!" icon with a notice that says:
-1
votes
0answers
39 views

Please unmount any logical partitions having a number higher than 7

I saw many questions and answers for solving this issue but none solves mine. So, please read my question and reply. My partition sda8 is /(root) partition and i cannot unmount it so as to delete ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Can I Use x1000 in GParted Instead of x1024?

This is getting so annoying. Many applications are using GiB and MiB instead of GB and MB. When I installed Ubuntu, I based my partitions off x1000 (1 MB = 1000 KB, 1 MiB = 1024 KiB). Based on ...
3
votes
3answers
81 views

Shrink linux space to install windows

I want to install windows while I have Ubuntu, but I can't figure out how to unmount ext4 (the drive that contains linux) in order to shrink its space. Any ideas? I've been looking all around the ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

Is it safe to unset the msftdata flag on a ext4 partiton that was reformatted from ntfs?

As part of my shedding windows I've been changing the partitions on my legacy drives from ntfs to ext4 by doing the copy / format / copy back dance. This has gone well, but I noticed in gparted that ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

Ubuntu 15.10 + Dell XPS 13 2015 + Enlarging \boot partition

I am attempting to increase the partition size of '/boot' (recent update put strain on the current ~250 MB partition) but running into problems as GParted (when run from a LiveCD) will not recognize ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Ubuntu 15.10 Installation fails

so after many times I installed ubuntu on my machines, I decided to install ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell. I created LiveCD using universal usb installer and ubuntu 15.10 iso from official website + checked ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

close/minimize/maximize controls of windows absent , ctrl +alt +T not working, dash and launcher absent post resizing system partition

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS My Terminal & Unity are not working. When login i see my ctr+alt+T is not working, login screen bland, no dash, no launcher. However i am able to run GUI ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Flash drive not seeing in disk list

I have a weird problem with my USB drive. It is recognize in the ubuntu Disk utility as been a No Media drive and it name is SMI USB MEMORY BAR (1000) but I cannot see it in < sudo disk -l >. The ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

GParted: set partition type /dev/sdb1 error

I am new to Ubuntu so i apologize for some idiotic thing i may say. I am using gparted to create a fat32 file system in my usb device. when i try the operation i get the error specified in the ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

Extend Ubuntu Partition to a Windows Drive [duplicate]

I'm running out of space on my root(/sda10). I want to merge the drive Ubuntu(/sda8 - 10 GiB) in my root(/sda10). I don't have any unallocated space so. Should I format the Ubuntu(/sd8) in ext4 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Problem for creating partition for install ubuntu 14.04

Please help me to resolve this issue, I tried to install ubuntu using the first option that is erase entire disk and install ubuntu.After that installation failed,I think some issue in HD. Please help ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Gparted cannot unmount USB

I recently bought a new USB, anyway when first plug it in i get this error. Which is clearly wrong as this comp has never seen this USB before. And it does end up mounting anyway. It shows up in ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Cannot expand partition in gparted

I'm really stuck with trying to increase the size of the partition sda5 which is a lvm2. I'm quite new to linux and am really pulling my hair out here. From what I've read, LVM's are supposed to be ...
0
votes
2answers
34 views

How can I efficiently format my Ubuntu Live USB to a FAT32 partition?

Consider the following situation: $ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for user: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes ------------%<----------------------------- Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Creating a new linux partition to the left of linux partition

When I moved from windows to Linux I thought I may not use it much so I only used some 60gb for Linux. But nowadays I don't touch windows. I would like to move the free space from windows partition ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Merging two partitions (Gparted) - Error: Cannot delete partition

Apparently, during the installation of Ubuntu 14.04, it did not delete an existing partition. Now, I want to merge that one with a new one (How to merge partitions?). However, deletion of the old ...
1
vote
2answers
77 views

Unable to mount USB on Ubuntu 15.10

I was trying to create a bootable Windows 7 USB stick using the instructions in the blog post below: CREATE A BOOTABLE WINDOWS 7 USB DRIVE FROM LINUX (TESTED ON UBUNTU) But after trying to format ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Ubuntu won't reboot after resizing my Windows partition

I bought myself a new Acer AXC-603 computer a few months ago and, as I had been using Ubuntu for about five years, I've decided to configure my new machine in Dual Boot, keeping the majority of space ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

Zombie partitions

This issue has evolved. IT'S ALIVEEEEEEEEEE!!! After giving the disk a brand-new partition table (or that's what gparted would have me think it's done), this is what gparted shows: How great! ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

GParted - unable to create new partitions (grayed out)

I'm trying to create a new swap since the old one seems to be set up incorrectly. It takes over 90 seconds to boot in because it's running some process at the start. If I comment out swap in fstab, ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Gparted shows incorrect used space

I want to clone my system over to a 16GB SSD, but can't seem to shrink the partition in Gparted to fit. I've cleared the trash and everything, and Nautilus seems to show only 8GB used. However, when I ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Removing Swap Partition after Ubuntu has been installed

So my question is when removing my swap partition sense it is after my boot partition how do I combine it with my root partition? Do I have to run off a Gparted Live cd but how would I go about ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Ubuntu Live doesn't detect my partitions

I install windows 7 in my pc and i try to install another linux distro. But when i go to ubuntu live and launch GParted, this error shown to me: /dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

I get the following terminal display when I am trying to install gparted on my system (lines at bottom)

$ sudo apt-get install gparted Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package gparted $ sudo add-apt-repository "deb ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Expanding space of a partition containing bootloader with gparted - how do I move the free space so that it safely can be done?

I've got a problem on my hands. My disk contains /dev/sda1 which is my Ubuntu partition, /dev/sda2 which is an NTFS partition, then comes the unallocated space which I want to use to expand the next ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

Format usb linux Western Digital external disks

How can I format an external USB drive? I have a Western Digital external usb which adds automatically a virtual read-only CD partition which prevented me to run the standard ways to format a disk. ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Ubuntu disk msdos partition fix reverse order

the disk info Hey.. I just made a mistake trying to convert a primary into a logical partition. and then it become a disaster to me.. my original disk partition: /dev/sda1 Windows Disk C, ntfs ...
0
votes
2answers
78 views

Dealing with ubuntu partitions for the first time [closed]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 by using a bootable usb flash drive. After installing the software gparted I see that I have the following partitions: For what I understood, the OS is ...
2
votes
0answers
21 views

How to merge a partition which is far away from the one I want to merge it with?

I have my disk partitioned the following way: I want to get rid of sda5 by merging it either with sda1 or sda6. I can't do that right now, can I? Because it's not placed next to either sda1 or 6. ...
0
votes
2answers
41 views

Which partitions can be deleted? [closed]

I have ubuntu 15.10 and windows 10 installed on my laptop, but I have also other 9 partitions, and I don't know if I need them and which of those I can safely delete in order to increase size of other ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Unknown file system. Entering rescue mode. After Complete Format with Gparted

I installed Ubuntu 2 days ago. During installation I mistakenly selected to format my Disk.Later I realized that there was some very important data on the disk. So I thought it's better to go back to ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Format a partition with ubuntu on it [closed]

I would like to format my partitions with Ubuntu on them. How can I find them in Gparted ?
2
votes
1answer
178 views

Installing ubuntu 14.04 or higher on PCIe G3x4 SSD with Windows pre-installed

I just recently bought this laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed in it on the SSD. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on this SSD (does not matter if I have to remove Windows for that) and use 1 TB HDD to ...
0
votes
3answers
68 views

Proper way to remove other operating systems after installing ubuntu?

My environment: Linux mint on /dev/sda2 Ubuntu on /dev/sda7 Windows 7 on /dev/sda4 & /dev/sda5 click for gparted screenshot I want to remove my first OS Linux mint. I don't want to waste ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Installed ubuntu with win 7 on 60gb partion, I used about 10gb only but getting “Low Disk Space”

How can I make the entire 60gb available to Ubuntu? GParted partition editor shows 60 gb I think I need to increase this: Output from disk usage analyser Most of the related answers are focusing on ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

How to enlarge root and home on dual boot?

I want to shrink my windows c: partition with 200 gb and use this to enlarge my linux partition. This is the situation at this moment: So this is my plan: sda2 (win c): -200gb sda5 (root): +25 gb ...
2
votes
2answers
93 views

How to merge unallocated partition to linux partition

I have a windows partition which was 500gb, then i installed ubuntu with a 40gb partition, now i am short of space, so i booted my ubuntu14 live cd and shrunk my windows paritition and got 88gb free ...
4
votes
1answer
56 views

Need to expand the size of /boot

I want to upgrade to the newest version of Ubuntu, but I keep getting the error "Not enough free disk space". The upgrade needs a total of 90.6M of free space. My problem is that boot presently uses ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Completely defragmenting a disk

So, my disk is a mess. First I need to mention that it is a NTFS filesystem. So what I want to do is to completely defragment the disk. I want it so that after defragmenting I have continuous empty ...