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Gparted gives me the following error when I connect SD card - libparted error (read error / unrecognized disk label)

I am trying to format my SD card with Gparted and cannot get it done because I get the below message. The only way I can get rid of this message is removing the SD card /dev/sdc cannot be seen in ...
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Can't click on menu item in live-cd after using gparted

I'm trying out the new 16.04 desktop Xenial Xerus Live CD, and I've come upon a very peculiar thing: When I open the menu, I can select anything like normal, however when I open gparted and click on ...
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Extending Memory on VirtualBox runnning Ubuntu 10.04 [on hold]

I'm having trouble extending VirtualBox's memory. I have created Ubuntu 10.04 in the machine and I need more space for my project. I have found and tried some of the solutions on the internet such as ...
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USB not found in GParted

My Ubuntu 16.04 is unable to recognize and format a usb drive. Below are things I tried: When I try opening disks, it does show a "Generic USB Flash Disk" as /dev/sdb, but all options (including ...
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Recover NTFS partition after creating FAT partition

So I wanted to reformat my USB drive using Gparted to FAT32 but ended up formatting my second Harddrive instead. I first deleted the NTFS partition and then created the FAT partition (I know... Its ...
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How can I move my extended/swap partition?

I'm trying to use gparted (booted from a live CD). I can enlarge sda2, but I can't seem to be able to move its starting point (note how the arrows near the "Free space preceding" are grayed out. If I ...
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Booting ubuntu from USB drive using grub and then resizing parition

I currently have a dual partition - windows and ubuntu, setup on my computer. However, I would like to resize my ubuntu partition to create more space. I believe to do this from ubuntu I need to ...
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Hard drive won't mount

Running sudo fdisk -lu returns the hdd I want to mount as Disk /dev/sdb but when I try to mount it from KDE Partition Manager it doesn't show some directories when I try to set up a path (tried ...
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windows 7 shutdown unexpectedly with ubuntu dual boot

I have installed ubuntu 16 a while ago, and since then my windows shutdown every now and then, but never when I'm working on it. In addition I used gparted to resize my windows partitions, if it ...
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Shrink partition only from a partition file

I have a big system file, a backup of my hard drive disk containing many partitions. I copied the only interesting partition to another file. dd if=system.iso of=partition.iso skeep=.. count=... The ...
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Shrink too large VDI

So, I accidentally enlarged a 48GB .vhd disk to 120TB, instead of 120GB in Virtualbox. Realizing the error, I am now trying to bring it down to 120GB; however for obvious reason, modifyvm --resize is ...
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Deleted empty partition via Disks, which hid others. According to gParted those parts still exist. Help?

IMG1 | Disks - parts IMG2 | gParted - parts After I attempted to delete an unused partition I created with hopes of using it for SteamOS game-space. Disks now shows I only have 2 partitions, BUT ...
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Why do I only see a blank wallpaper screen after logging in from the login page?

So after logging in on the login screen, I only see the wallpaper without any icons or the bar at the top or anything. I have to re-start to be able to do anything else. I tried a guest session and it ...
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Interruped Gparted NTFS resize. Still have access to drive but GParted cannot read contents

I have an external 1TB HDD (USB) formatted to NTFS, and wanted to shrink the partition about 300GB and create an ext4 partition. So I opened up GParted and done that. During the resize partition (...
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GParted - what about partition (Windows 7 + Ubuntu, UEFI)

I'll format my HDD and I'll install Windows 7. Which partition must I delete? Do I delete all partitions and install Windows 7? What about sda1 and sda2? I'll install Ubuntu or another Linux ...
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Resize Raspberry Pi SD Card with Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data [closed]

I have a 16 GB micro SD card with an expanded file system (so the whole space is occupied). Inside this micro SD Card is the Raspbian OS of my Raspberry Pi and there's a lot of unused free space. I ...
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Can't resize partitions

I bought a Dell laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with a 1 TB HDD. I want to install Windows 7 as well (dual boot). When I tried to partition my hard drive with Gparted (Ext4) for Unallocated space, I am ...
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clonezilla “the volume group setting is not found”

My clone image creations (image file) kept failing with the msg "unable to write to device" and further up on the screen (as Clonezilla displays logs of what is happening) I noticed "The volume group ...
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Why Ubuntu 16.04 installer not recognizing unallocated space?

I want to install Ubuntu 16.04 on an un-allocated space which I can see in Windows disk manager as following (78GB) . I also checked GPart software in live Ubuntu which is showing following ...
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Ubuntu isn't detected, but it's freshly installed. No other os

Sorry for my bad english. My ubuntu installation isn't detected anymore by uefi bios after i booted the live cd, opened gparted and run a check. Why? Also, i tried reinstalling grub and it can see my ...
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Laptop boot stuck on MBR 1FA

I followed a guide to restore MBR. The reason for doing this was because I originally had a Sony vaio which has Windows on. I installed Linux on it then wanted to revert back to Windows and read that ...
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How to extend my Linux partition?

I'm currently having a problem with reallocating partitions. I want to take some of Windows' space and give it to the Ubuntu partition. This is my partition list at the moment My partition map: ...
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I want to resize my root partition but when I run gparted my root partition does not appear

Not a duplicate of How to extend my root (/) partition?. That example the reporter can see his root partition. I cannot. I want to resize my root partition to make it bigger but when I run gparted the ...
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Container Partition does not start on physical boundary

I know, question concerning the same problem has already been asked, but I address a different issue. Following is the output snippet of fdisk. akshayj@akshayj-ThinkPad-T450:~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda ...
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creating an elaborate partition table (13 partitions)

I'm trying to create a partition table for an Android system to use on the odroid-c2 board but the table I need to create is so complicated; it consists of 13 partitions as shown in this link I tried ...
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Windows 10 update destroyed grub and ubuntu partition

I've been running Windows 10 alongside Ubuntu and Windows did an update that removed the GRUB loader. After running BootRepair, the message displayed changed to "An operating system wasn't found ...". ...
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NTFS partition - can't resize

I've got a WD My Passport 1TB drive formatted as NTFS. It had 600GB free and so I wanted to create a 100GB ext4 partition and install Linux on the 100GB. So I opened GParted and tried to resize. It ...
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Unable to Expand Ubuntu Partition using Gparted Live USB

I have 1TB HDD in which 755 GB is Win 7 and 164 GB is ext4 partition out of which 60 GB has Ubuntu OS on it. A small history: I had dual booted a while ago with windows 7 on my laptop, such that I ...
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i lost all partition hard drive (1 tb). its completely formated..now its in ext4 file system. i cannot make partition from that 1 tb

I lost all partition hard drive (1 TB). its completely formatted. Now it's in ext4 file system. I cannot make partition from that 1 GB. I used terminal window and tried to make as a Linux logical ...
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clone/ move primary boot patition to a bigger partition on same disk

Got a 512 GB SSD. Had windows. Put ubuntu but on a 18GB patition. Struggled to get android studio to work (not even sure which steps finally let me connect my phone). Realized I have a 40 Gb ...
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formatting/partitioning: Ubuntu installer vs GParted vs gnome-disks utility

Ready to format/partition a 120GB SSD that has been securely erased by use of hdparm and install Ubuntu Studio 16.04 (currently running from a live USB). Should this be done via the Ubuntu installer ...
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Recover Partition Table for exFAT Partition

I unplugged my USB stick from ubuntu 16.04 without the save remove option, but exfat should be fine doing so. No read write was happening, the partition does not use journaling. What I end up with is ...
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Installing 3rd distro on my HDD

I use Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS and Linux Lite 3.0. How can I modify partitions to I can install 3rd distribution
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How to increase the size of /home? [duplicate]

I need to increase the size of my home partition. Since the /home is at the bottom of the list, I really don't have much idea on what l should about it. Any help is appreciated. Above link is a ...
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How can I mount a partition back I unmounted it to Re-Label it Using GParted?

I unmounted my /dev/sda1/ext4 partition to change the label, now the mount option in Gparted is grey and i cant use sudo mount /dev/sda1/ext4 i get an error: can't find /dev/sda1/ext4 in /etc/...
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Extending root partition Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I've run out of space on my root partition and I want to extend it. I've seen another posts of this topic but my lack of knowledge makes it difficult for me to achieve what i want. Here's a screenshot ...
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How to extend root partition volume using GParted on 14.04?

I recently received a notification after the latest updates (Ubuntu 14.04.4) that I am running out of space on my root folder. I performed sudo apt-get cleanbut the space freed doesn't seem to be ...
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How to resize partition on new installation to make room for additional OS?

I did a complete reinstall today of Ubuntu 16.04 (my SSD was encrypted, which prevented me from resizing the partition. This got old, and I didn't feel like going through the command line mess to get ...
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Gparted - cannot change size of SSD

I have a Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my Laptop on a SSD and a Windows 7 on a HDD. I'd like to install Kubuntu parallel to Ubuntu on the SSD. Now when trying to install Kubuntu it doesn't show me the ...
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Corrupt pendrive after making live Ubuntu installer

I have sandisk 8GB I had kali linux installed. I tried to create Bootable live Ubuntu pendrive. I went to the terminal and issued the following commands: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1k ...
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resizing an ntfs-partition without any loss of data, while running ubuntu (studio) from a live usb

This is my very first question on askubuntu. I know there are quite a few similar threads hanging around here and there, but most of the answers given have either proven to be too technical, or haven'...
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16.04 Swap partition wants password on startup after Gparted resize

Ubuntu new user here. Booted off the 16.04 USB stick last night and used GParted to resize the primary Ubuntu partition - made it larger using some unallocated space. Now I'm getting a prompt on ...
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“physical block size is 2048 bytes, but Linux says it is 512” when formatting a usb stick after using it as installation media

I was using: dd if=/path/to/my/ubuntuiso/ubuntu.iso of=/dev/sdb1 bs=4M && sync In order to create bootable Ubuntu USB drives on older Ubuntu versions. It was working perfectly. ...
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How to partition hard drive where already Ubuntu 16.04 is installed

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 in my whole laptop space. But right now , i have a requirement to install Windows in the same laptop. And since i am trying to install windows side by side with this ...
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Increase the partition of Ubuntu 16.04 dual boot via Gparted

I wish to increase the disk space of my Ubuntu OS (ext4) drive from 70 GB by around 200 GB. Now , I followed the steps on this link and successfully decreased the partition for my D drive from 292 GB ...
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Gparted cannot increase or decrease the size when resizing a partition [duplicate]

I am trying to resize my partition on Gparted, but I can't increase or decrease the size of partition, here is a screenshot Screenshot What is wrong with it ?
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Can't shrink Ubuntu partition Gparted ERROR (238277632K 00:00:05)

I am using 'Gparted live USB' and I receive the error log (below) when I try and shrink my Ubuntu partition. I don't know what the error means or what is causing it. I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16....
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Re-install Window

Continuing the rise of Window Hey guys, as I had asked you before about my situation that Ubuntu killed Window when automatically installed. After some instruction and searching, I finally ...
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Can't extend root partition

I realize this question has been asked several times, but it's never answered so I have to start a new thread as I'm not yet allowed to comment on other's posts. I have booted from a gparted.iso and ...
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Problems with a partition

I have a physical HDD partitioned in the following way: 1) Partition 1 = Ext4 - Linux (Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS) OS. 2) partition 2 = Swap Area. 3) Partition 3 = NTFS - My data (music, videos, ...