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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

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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Can anyone help me remove Ubuntu please

My son was using Windows 7 on his computer and decided he wanted to duel boot with Ubuntu, he attempted to shrink the partition but could not , so he downloaded another program to shrink but i think ...
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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? [on hold]

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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Ubuntu LiveUSB not loading on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 but I want to install Windows 8. For doing so, I need to have Windows 7 installed on my laptop (Windows 8 only upgrades Windows 7). While installing Windows 7, I found out that I ...
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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 ...
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How to resize Linux partiton to other end of partition?

This must be a common question but I don't know how to phrase it to find the answer. Background: I have recently got a new laptop, it came with win8, and immediately after removing a ton of ...
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Unity launcher shows blacklisted unmounted partitions forever

"unlock from launcher" is ineffective - they all come back with the next boot. There is a workaround posted for Ubuntu 12.10 (see below) but this does not work for 15.04. This started after using ...
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SD card turns slow after split partitions and format

It's a class 10 SD card, and the speed is normal (about 10MB/s write) before I use GParted to split it into 2 partitions and format them as EXT4. But then the speed is only about 1.5MB/s write after ...
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How can i make my Ubuntu Partition bigger from gparted?

I recently installed Ubuntu (2 days ago) and i want to make my Ubuntu partition bigger using gparted i put the linux-swap thing off and then i added more space to my extended partition and then tried ...
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Keep grub over windows

I resized a windows partition using gparted which moved the start of that partition and windows stopped working. I can repair it using windows disc but then it would put the windows boot loader on ...
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Creating a new partition in Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new user for ubuntu and my hard disk had been formatted I need to create a new partition to copy my backup on
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Gparted format help

I'm trying to format a USB using gparted according to this guide Here is gparted installed on my computer: In the above list, which one is the usb drive? Is it /dev/sda2 or /dev/sda5? The guide ...
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Deleted Swap, now boot takes forever

Running Ubuntu 15.04. I was receiving messages about my root / partition running out of space, and so I looked up how to allocate more space to it. I followed the answer to this question: How to ...
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Unable to resize lvm2 partition [duplicate]

I have been facing this issue even when I boot through Gparted LiveCD. My goal is to install Windows dual booting with Ubuntu (My wife is not comfortable with linux) Don't ask me about the ext2 and ...
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lvm reporting wrong size after gparted expansion - Ubuntu 14.01

After realizing I had under-allocated space on a hyper-v vm for this unbuntu install, I expanded the partition in hyper-v and then used gparted to expand the lmv and boot partitions. However, after ...
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How to delete a partition that is locked

I wish to delete a partition of Linux Mint. I am familiar with Gparted and using a live cd, but it is locked. It says extended /dev/sda2. Here is a screenshot of my partitions: Thank you all for ...
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Using GPARTED in ubuntu 12.04, to create another partition [closed]

I have bought a new laptop, which has Ubuntu 12.04 in it.. Now I want to put Windows 8.1 in it, without formatting(without removing Ubuntu). I googled for the same, and found using GPARTED utility ...
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Disk allocation

I installed ubuntu 15.04 and used entire space(640 GiB) for ext4 partition but now it is showing that used space = 30.91 GiB, free space = 24.96 GiB and 536.40 GiB unallocated space. I tried to extend ...
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Recover deleted full disk encryption partition

What I have: I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on 500 GB HDD. The HDD consists of: Some small partition that seems to be for some EFI stuff a partition that holds /boot some free space at the end of ...
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How to combine a paritition with Ubuntu's paritition? [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 a few days ago on dual boot with Windows 7 (not using Wubi) and now I see that I am almost running out of space. I used GParted on a live CD. Now, I have on my drive an ...