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Partitioning an external hard drive for Linux

I want to partition an external SSD hard drive (30GB) for Ubuntu. What is the proper size for main partition, Swap partition and for the rest? I want to use remaining disk space to store files, so ...
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What is the best alternative: Remove and resize, or wipe out all and perform a fresh install?

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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Disk '/dev/sdb' doesn't contain a valid partition table

I have installed Ubuntu on the USB stick and afterwards tried to clean up the disc to install another version of Ubuntu. I was not able to do it (even when tried to delete files by using sudo -rm), ...
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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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GParted claims whole hard drive is unallocated and gives warning about GPT table

For months I have been happily using my 3TB hard drive, and I still do. Today I discovered that GParted shows the whole drive (/dev/sdb) as being unallocated. The drive works fine though. Clicking for ...
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When partitioning with Gparted how do I create a 1 gigabyte partition?

I'm using Lubuntu 13.10 amd64bit. I have Gparted installed, but how can I make a 1 gigabyte partition? It says MiB.
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Can I merge these partitions or will it break my chromebook?

Ok I am a linux beginner and I need some serious help. Product info: Acer c7 chromebook with chromeOS and xubuntu 12.04 (i think) dual booted using 'crouton'. My problem is that my main/root ...
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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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Cannot extend partition in Gparted [closed]

I'm a bit new to linux and especially partitions. I originally allocated ~16 Gb to Elementary Luna. I now have ~330 allocated and ~90 to windows along with a few other partitions I'm not exactly sure ...
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Corrupt NTFS partition's MFT – Which tool is right? What tool to fix?

I used Avira Rescue Disk (Ubuntu 12.04) to access a broken NTFS boot partition. Windows 7 fails to mount it: it displays a bluescreen ("UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME") and restarts immediately. With the ...
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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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Gparted - resizing boot partition

I want to install Windows 7 on a computer which has Ubuntu 13.10. When Ubuntu was installed on this computer, its boot partition received all available hard disk space(except for the part given to ...
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swap partition not working on ver 13.10

It's a 3 day old install of Ubuntu 13.10 I set my partitions up correctly beforehand with Gparted(you'll have to trust me on that) swap partition was formatted as linux-swap and given 6gb of space. ...
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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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The partitions can't be merged because they don't see each other

I have the following where /dev/sda2 - Windows7 and "unallocated" is the partition I want to add to my current Linux installation at /dev/sda6. But I can't do this for some reason. Even when I ...
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Can't write to new ext4 partition

I installed ubuntu 12.04 in a small (40GB) partition created on the 1TB HDD of my Win 8.1 Dell Laptop, and now want to increase storage. I resized an existing Windows partition to free up 200 GB of ...
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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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Need help partitioning a hard disk on a fresh install of ubuntu server [closed]

Coming from a windows background I am fining myself overwhelmed by the massive amount of totally different resources available when it comes to learning Linux... I have a fresh install of ubuntu ...
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Help with partitions [duplicate]

I recently dual booted Windows and Ubuntu, giving Ubuntu 150GB of my 500GB hard drive. I have uninstalled all of the programs that work on Linux from my Windows and then reinstalled them on my Ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu Installer doesn't recognize my partitions

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 along with Win8.1. The problem here is Ubuntu installer does not recognize any of my partitions and shows my whole hdd space as unallocated. That is the case with ...
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Partitioning: Shrink Ubuntu (extended), Expand Windows

I have backups up everything, but I'm still uneasy about the process and would like confirmation. I'd rather do this one time correctly. I want to shrink /dev/sda6/ by 200GB and reallocate it to ...
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Can't apply partition table on pen drive and create partition

I have pen drive that shows unloacted.I have tried many tools as gparted,fdisk,gpart,testdisk etc. but i can't make it usable. Here is my test results: Fdisk: $ sudo fdisk -l .... Disk /dev/sdc: ...
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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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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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Resizing Ubuntu 13.10 partitions

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 to this device ( picture below ) , and it has the following partitions on the picture below, i can't resize the extended partition, i want to create a NTFS partition on same ...
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How to resize the root partition using GParted [closed]

I'm new to GParted. I have to resize a partition that contains root file system which is full. Previously I had Windows installed in my system. I use a 250GB hard drive and was divided into 3 drives ...
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Ubuntu partitions after installation

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 to this device ( picture below ) , and it has the following partitions on the image below, i can't resize the extended partition, i want to create a NTFS partition on same ...
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Increase Ubuntu partition size under virtual machine

I use MacBook with Mac OS X 10.9.1. I have installed VMWare Fusion 6.0.2, under which Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been installed as virtual machine. Now I need to increase the size of the disk of Ubuntu. ...
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Red exclamation mark when attempting to resize HDD - gparted

I'm unable to shrink Windows partition using gparted live CD. The partition filesystem is NTFS. Windows 7 is on it and boots fine. Gparted information dialog gives the following: Status - ...
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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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Why do Disk utility and Gparted show different information for the same hdd(s)?

Gparted and Disks utility give me different sizes for my hard drive and its partitions. Is there a reason, for both programs, to list different information or is it an error? GParted & Terminal ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit Live CD interrupted during Gparted execution, what can I use to recover data? [closed]

Okay, so I started Gparted in a Live CD environment (an older 12.04.3 64-bit image from 2013, from when .3 just came out [which I needed to get working on my efi computer with secure boot enabled]). ...
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Hibernate option missing in ubuntu 12.04, after extending the Root partition

Till yesterday, the hibernate option was enabled and working perfectly fine. Today morning, I have extended the root partition by adding some extra free space to it. I used the gParted tool in the ...
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Unallocated space from windows 7 to Ubuntu

I shrank my /dev/sda1 using windows 7 partition program and I want to extend /dev/sda3 with that unallocated space. I know I have to use a live Ubuntu cd/usb and use gparted. But I can't seem to ...
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Can't format USB drive in xubuntu 13.10

I have a computer running xubuntu 13.10, and a flash usb drive Kingston. My friend gave it to me and I do not know why the computer did not regconize it. Here is the result after running sudo fdisk -l ...
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External USB Drive read-only cannot change to read & write

Recently I bought a FOXCONN AT-5250 barebones computer that I loaded with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the purpose of using it as a Plex Media Server computer. After I got Plex up and running it worked great ...
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How to extend ext4 with gparted?

I am having short in disk space in my ubuntu /dev/sda6 and i have 11.08 GB of free space unallocated in the sense.I have followed different article about the repartition but they are not working here ...
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USB Drive Not Functioning

Using Ubuntu 13.10 on an Asus 1015E-DS03. Using GParted, I formatted my USB drive to FAT32. Then images an ISO file to it using dd. Tried formatting again, and it just says unformatted with an error. ...
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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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Why partition is not showing, sudo fdisk - l

I'm really new to Ubuntu and pretty scared with things right now. There were two partitions in the system partition 1 and partition 2 with ext4 format. Since I couldn't access them (I mean I couldn't ...
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Disk Failure is Imminent after Partion with gParted

I was trying to partition my drive. I used gparted live iso using usb drive. It partitioned successfully but when I logged in Ubuntu again it is showing some problem in my hard drive. Error is Disk ...
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Why is xfs filesystem type greyed out in Gparted?

I have a large hd that only 1/2 of it is an ext4 for /home. I am trying to make another partition using the XFS filesystem but its greyed out in Gparted. From what I have read here ...
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Is my SD card broken?

The SD card from my camera was always hard to mount. I had to put it in and out several times before it would mount. At first I thought that this is a problem in my card reader. Then I could not ...
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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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USB shows up as two drives!

I was given a free 1GB USB at an event a few months ago - however, when I plug it in to my Ubuntu laptop, the USB shows up as two drives (/dev/sdb and /dev/sdc). I have checked it isn't just ...
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SSD from Windows drive to external drive under Ubuntu

My SSD Samsung 840 was used as OS drive for a Windows 7 based machine. I want to use it now as external SSD drive under Ubuntu. I formatted it with Gparted to remove recovery partitions of Windows ...
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sd4 is nested! for example sda5 is a child of sda4! Ubuntu does not allow me to create any other partition!

Below pictures (captured form gparted) show my problems! sda1 -> Windows system reserved (created automatically by windows os) -> PRIMARY sda2 -> Win 8.1 -> PRIMARY sda3 -> Ubuntu ...