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

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Resive LVM partition: Physical volume “/dev/sdxy” still in use

I want to install a Windows in dualboot with my Fedora. I had one physical partition using 100% of my disk space. I created an Ubuntu live USB and tried to resize it. I followed those steps (How ...
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Gparted shows SDA5 completely used 297GB, disk analyzer shows 6.9 used

First off - I'm not a computer geek, but am working hard to be an Ubuntu user. I've applied various upgrades over time and ran into the full boot partition problem. After days of reading posts and ...
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For those of you scratching your head about the 'lock' on a partition in gparted [duplicate]

This isnt really a question - it is an expression of joy at figuring something out. :-) I had Win7 on my Ubuntu machine and decided to blow it away. I wated to reclai the disk space that used to be ...
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writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information hanging

I am trying to format a disk with Gparted , but at the "writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information" the Gparted hangs . Also I recieve the following from 'dmesg'. The disk is RAID 5 , ...
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Can't resize existing partition with gparted

I'm trying to resize my ext4 partition where my ubuntu (elementary os) is installed on. I started a ubuntu live cd and opened gparted, see screenshot There is no way to allocate the free space for ...
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gparted problem, boot has minimal memory and extended has everything

I'm pretty lost here. Rightnow I have Ubuntu, and want to partition my main disk to have dual boot with windows 7. On the process I want fo format my Hard Drive as well (I have everything already ...
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Dual-booting a new build. --Which OS first?--

I'm building my first desktop and I have this idea that I'm sort of obsessed with, and I think I need someone to tell me to calm the heck down. I'm want to install Windows 8.1, update it, install ...
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Partition created by Gparted not effective when rebooting into Windows 7

I am trying to install a dual boot machine (HP Zbook15) with ubuntu 14.04 next to a windows 7. The laptop came preinstalled with the Windows partition taking up the whole HDD (750Gb) (apart from a 1Gb ...
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How to resize Ubuntu & Windows partitions? [duplicate]

I've set my grandson's laptop to be able to dual boot (Vista and Ubuntu). I'd like to give as much space as possible to Ubuntu as Windows isn't used much. I'm pretty noob to Linux and have no real ...
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How to edit a boot Partition

I am trying to install Fedora alongside Ubuntu and it won't let be edit the partition that Ubuntu is on, so I can't put Fedora on it, is there a way to get around that?
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How to deal with very frequent failure to inform the kernel about modifications to partition?

Moving multiple ext4 and vfat partitions in gparted 0.19.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 constantly causes Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda13 -- Invalid argument. This means ...
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how to use remaining free space using parted or fdisk [on hold]

i have 6TB of disk space and after i installed centos 6.1, it only accumulated 2TB of disk space. when i used parted, i have a free space of +3TB. how can i mount the remaining free space? this is ...
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dd confuses grub (and gparted)?

The initial problem was this: I wanted to test the installer I was creating for my app, but of course every time I run the installer it modifies the system, and I needed a way to reset the system to a ...
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Weird NTFS partition display

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC next to Windows 8.1. I have a second HDD which I use to save my documents etc... I have partitioned the disk (SDB) in four NTFS partitions (I made them in ...
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Setting up LVM and deleting partition volume

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in VMware. I recently ran out of space so I decided to add a 10GB volume. The problem is I didn't install ubuntu with lvm initially so now I am trying to do it ...
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Can't write to flash drive unless root

I formatted my flash drive with GParted and gave it a 32GB FAT32 filesystem. Now, I can only write to it as root! I have tried running the command sudo chown $USER:$USER -R /media/usb0/, but I get an ...
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Can't merge current partition to unallocated space while using Gparted

I want to merge /dev/sda8 and /dev/sda7 but when I try to resize them, it doesn't show up any free space to extend my partition. Click here for the screenshot
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Cant make my main partition smaller

I've installed lubuntu 14.04 LTS to my new notebook. Now an update needs more space in the boot partition than lubuntu created while installing. I've booted from usb and run gparted. In order to ...
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Problem In Recovering Unallocated Partition

I have Kubuntu 14.04 installed on my HP 15. I decided to dual-boot Win7 & Kubuntu. However, on installation process of Windows 7 after I deleted the empty partition it said "Unable to install on ...
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Allocate memory from Windows to Linux partition

I found out I can do that with gparted, but I am just wondering, in my case, how to act and what steps to take, because the partitions situation is messy: So, sda1 and sda2 are the system reserve ...
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3 TB external, with lots of data, file system not recognized and second partition missing when moved from Windows to Ubuntu

I have a 3 TB Seagate external drive that I removed and placed in my newly built tower. The 2 TB external I did with this works fine, but the 3 TB drive won't recognize, won't mount, and GParted shows ...
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Cant boot after cancelling MiniTool Partition Wizard

I wanted to resize the windows partition using gparted but it wont work, so i used Mini Tool Partition wizard. After first step was made it started to wipe an unallocated space (my wrong) so i ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda2 extended partition with gparted live cd

I recently got a message while updating some programs that my /boot is full. I've been on other posts and everyone says delete files in /boot but I thought making it bigger seems more logical and ...
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Even, in my boot-able Ubuntu disk, Gparted cannot re-size the Ubuntu partition [closed]

Peace be upon you, I booted my computer by Ubuntu disk and ran the Gparted on it. It shows me that I have almost only one dist (except a short 100 Mb boot disk) I want to break this partition and ...
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create single EXT4 partition?

I am currently using ubuntu and windows 7. I don't want to use windows anymore , hence i deleted windows partition. after deleting my windows partition it created 2 unallocated partition (Please see ...
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Swap Space Allocation Problem

I have a single 160 GB physical hard drive. I have Windows 8.1 installed on 100 GB (Local Disk C:). I left the remaining 60 GB as unallocated space for Ubuntu installation. Now, the problem is that ...
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Locating the GRUB partition

Prior to making some changes with GParted, I observe my disk in both GParted and the Ubuntu "Disks" utility. It appears I have only one partition marked with the boot flag in GParted (and having the ...
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Not enough space when trying to transfer files from one HDD to another

Recently my hard drive started failing so i got a new one. I was copying my files to the new disc, around 350GB and around the half of the procedure - 1.5 hrs in - it stopped without giving any ...
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Whoops! Low disk space!

I wasn't expecting to use Ubuntu for so long, and I heard that the partition thingy is fixed, you only get to pick how much space you want once You can't go back, that's what I heard Is there a way ...
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USB Drive Format Error

I am trying to format my 19GB usb drive. I am currently using gedit. sudo gparted It works, but with a nasty error. (gpartedbin:7382): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 7 was not found when attempting ...
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How to recover a GPT after wrong zpool creation?

I run zpool create /dev/sda instead of zpool create /dev/sdaX. The command failed after ~2 seconds with an error I can't reconstruct or remember. I guess if I had sent SIGINT to zpool it would have ...
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Error while partitioning hard disk due to problem in writing out superblocks

While installing Ubuntu, I got an error as follows : The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 Then I tried partitioning the hard disk with gparted by removing all the partitions and ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 UEFI

I'm on an ASUS F550L with Windows 8.1 I can see from windows : partition C: and D: of about similar size But from gparted Ubuntu 14:04 LTS I can see: /dev/sda unknown /dev/sda1 efi ...
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How can I rollback my GParted version?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 with GParted 0.18. However, it seems to be inferior to previous iterations of it because it crashes every single time I try to resize a FAT32 partition or when I create a new ...
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Can not see C drive ( windows installed ) in list of devices in Nautilus

Let me tell how the problem started. I needed more free space for D drive, so i extended free space for D drive from C drive by using the the function EXTEND of Mini Partition Tools Wizard. Then the ...
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GParted Unknown Partition [duplicate]

I recently opened up GParted to partition some space and I noticed an unknown partition being listen. I don't know whether this is why my computer has booting/waking from suspend really slowly but if ...
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Can not create new partition

This is my problem: I can't use GParted Partition Editor to create a new partition or resize/move. I cant do anything with that drive. I want to create a new partition to install windows 8.1. I ...
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trouble accessing USB boot up screen

Recently i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and enjoying it. I decided to remove windows 8 because i no longer needed it and absolutely disgusted by it. I want to install another OS back on to my PC so i ...
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Does resizing / and /home keep the system as previous?

Referring from this question: increase-size-of-and-home, I want to know that if i follow the process in the solution will it affect my system? Currently my system looks like this, I want only to ...
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Gparted not working correctly

So, I'm using gparted as an application installed with sudo apt-get install gparted on Xubuntu 14.0 with MATE. I'm trying to resize my Mac's hard drive partition down for free space. What happens ...
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Resizing extended partition with gparted

I'm trying to move down a chunk of unallocated data all through the end of a hdd containing an extended partition. I'm doing these operations on a live usb, the screenshot below is taken on the main ...
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GParted after upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 12.04 LTS (WinXP on same HDD)

I have been rnning Ubuntu 12.04LTS and WinXP on one disk (grub booting), no probs. Today I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and since the the gparted doesn't start (via "sudo gparted"): the window opens ...
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Deleting Windows Partition + Installing Ubuntu = Please Help!

I installed Linux Mint about 2 years ago because my Windows side failed to boot. With Linux I was able to access the files I needed on the Windows side immediately, and go about my day (I did this in ...
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can't mount nor read my former windows8 ntfs partition in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

so I've deleted win8.1 and after installing Ubuntu I'm unable to read any data from my other hard drive. Gparted states 'unknown' as the file system and considers this corrupt data. this is the ...
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Power Failure while Partitioning

I was running GParted in an Ubuntu Live instance to re-partition my hard drive. I had it set to shrink sda3, remove sda2, and enlarge sda6 which was in an extended partition. I accidentally forgot to ...
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gparted error when started

I've installed gparted . Simply I tried to open gparted from application menu, when gparted start still search for partition and doesn’t show any thing in the window Any thoughts on why this can ...
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Accidentally formatted ext4 partition

I have just formatted an ext4 partition to fat32 using gparted. In which directions should I tread in my attempt to recover?
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Recover windows partition after trying guymager

I was trying to learn Ubuntu and the utilities it usually offers (unlike Windows), and I decided to give guymager a try to check on a usb kingston drive I have. When trying it, I decided to use the ...
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Unallocated space partition to Ubuntu Partition

I have a dual boot machine (Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04). My situation is this one: sda1 and sda2 are of Windows sda6 is my ubuntu partition. I would like to extend this one. I searched on the ...
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Trying to enter screen were i can access my USB on start up so i can install GParted live CD and Windows 8.1

I have a small but annoying problem, recently i have been enjoying Ubuntu 14.04 and intend on keeping it but I am trying to resize my primary partition so I can have space when installing windows 8.1, ...