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How do I format or partition a read-only USB drive?

Whenever I try formatting my Sandisk Cruzer Glide 16GB, I get this error message on Gparted. GParted 0.11.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Create Primary Partition #1 (ntfs, 14.42 GiB) on ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 gparted in loop searching a HD

I just updated my Ubuntu to 13.10. When I start gparted it searches all partitions of /dev/sda, then begins to search /dev/sdb, but never finishes... The interface continues completelly disabled... ...
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GParted Won't Format FAT32 Partition

I get this error when attempting to create a FAT32 partition with GParted: mkdosfs: failed whilst writing FAT I've tried creating a new partition table first, wiping the drive (with 0's), and ...
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File system doesn't have expected sizes for Windows to like it

I'm trying to copy my partitions to another hard disk so that I can break the RAID 0 that my laptop came with. I'm using gparted. There's a 40mb partition in the beginning of the hard disk (raid ...
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Remove lvm to install Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu. However I have an lvm on the drive I want to install Ubuntu on. Gparted cannot remove the lvm which is /dev/sda6. How can I remove the lvm to instal lvm over it?
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Gparted Partition editor not working

I had Windows and installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows. I want to allocate suitable disk space to Ubuntu. I installed the Gparted Parition Editor from the Software Center. My problem is: It ...
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Can't have overlapping partitions

I have a machine running ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 on dual boot. I created a ntfs partition to do easy switching but as there were only 4 partition possible, I unknowingly deleted system reserved ...
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Google Chrome causing file system to mount as read only

So disclaimer, I am using Lubuntu 12.04 but I'm almost certain it shouldn't make any difference. Earlier this week I resized my lubuntu partition on my harddrive with GParted to be 25 GBs smaller, ...
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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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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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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 resize an encrypted LLVM volume and configure it to install another Linux distribution alongside Ubuntu?

I chose to install Ubuntu with a fully encrypted disk, using LLVM. How can I resize my partition so that I can install a new Linux version alongside Ubuntu? Here's my current gparted status, this is ...
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Will I lose my data is I “write MBR partition table to disk and exit” in Gparted?

I've never used Ubuntu before and I'm trying to install it. Apparently Ubuntu thinks I don't have Windows 7 installed, so I don't have the option to install it alongside Windows. I found a tutorial ...
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Move bios_grub Partition to Assign Unallocated Space

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside OSX and now I want to assign more space to the Ubuntu partition. I booted from a live CD and used gparted but I encountered the following problem : Between ...
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How to resize Lubuntu partition

I did read about resizing partition with gparted but it doesn't work for me... I have Windowns 7 on a primary partition and lubuntu on extended, I mean on extended I have 'root' partion and 'swap'. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer doesn't detect my Windows7 partition

I wiped out Windows8 from my Toshiba Satellite L840 and installed Windows7; While trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3, once I get to the installation type screen, I get just two options: Erase Disk and ...
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Data Recovery from a MicroSD in Ubuntu

I have a microSD card that was in a camera that got hit by a rally car... I'd like to recover the videos that are on the card, but I'm not having much luck. I've tried mount it using an external ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Win7 64-bit: /dev/sda contains GPT signature

I have 2 options in BIOS Legacy Support (enable/disable). Its a recently purchased laptop and has the UEFI option. I enabled Legacy Support and installed Win7 64-bit successfully. Then I booted ...
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Recommended dual boot partitioning for Asus N56VM s4089V Windows 7 64bit

Being brand new to this, although I've done alot of research, I would like confirmation that what I want to do is achievable with the current disk partition I have on my laptop. Current set up via ...
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GParted doesn't work in 12.04 Live cd

Here is the output from fdisk runing from 12.04 Live: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 ...
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Problem with resized partition

I have Ubuntu 12.10. I resized my sda5 from about 71GB to 43GB using gparted, I didn't get any errors. After restarting my computer, sda5 is gone both from Ubuntu and Windows (it was D: partition) and ...
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Formatting HDD and USB-stick results in broken “unknown” file system

I am trying to format a new hard disk (and a USB-stick) using GParted. After successfully formatting the drive (to ext2, ext4, ntfs, fat16, whatever), GParted tries to reload the partition data and ...
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Difficulty mounting Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) on new HDD

To the gentle membership of the Ubuntu Linux Forum: After my laptop passed away a few weeks ago, I made up my mind to build n open source system. So I put together a computer for this purpose. I have ...
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Filesystem locks up (read-only) after HDD -> SSD clone, no sudo access, no applications

I recently cloned my old HDD to a new smaller SSD and something must have gone wrong. Windows 7 works absolutely fine, but Ubuntu 12.04 has issues - at first, it works normally, but after only a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't copy/move anything to external drive

I bought a LaCie 3TB drive while it was on sale to replace a Seagate 2TB drive and formatted it to ext3. No mater what way I set up the partitions in gparted (3TB/1TB+2TB) I never am able to move ...
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How to Install ubuntu, problems with disk partitions

I couldn't install Ubuntu since the unallocated space is not shown in Ubuntu installer or Gparted, and the "Install along side Windows" option is not listed. Screen shot of Disk management window of ...
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I can't create extended partition on Gparted

I'm try to install ubuntu alongside with Window 7 Professional 64 bit SP1.I want to install ubuntu on extended partition.I use gparted on ubuntu live cd(I also try with gparted live cd) to create ...
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Cannot format or create partition table for flash drive

I got usb flash drive which I cannot format in Win XP or Win 8.1. That's what Gparted on Ubuntu says: When I try to create new partition with Gparted it says: No partition table found on device ...
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GParted Data Recovery After Closed Move-Left

Refreshing my kubuntu screen, I must have hit the return key too often and closed GParted while it was doing a Move-Left That is: FROM: | sda1 | unallocated | sda3 | | 60GB ntfs | ...
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Trying to increase Ubuntu's partition size and decrease OS X partition size?

My partitions look like this right now: I can re-size the OS X partition easily enough, but then I have trouble trying to move the Ubuntu partition over, since there's a partition in the way ...
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Increasing Ubuntu Partition

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Samsung laptop. After installing I realized that I would need more space, so I plugged in my usb to boot from and went into gparted to increase the size from 50 gigs ...
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Need help partitioning/fixing my hard drive to install ubuntu from live usb

I am currently running Ubuntu from a Live USB. My hdd /dev/sda shows 3 partitions in Gparted. Unknown filesystem, extended and linux-swap. I am trying to make the unknown filesystem to ext4 but the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Gparted Problem

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I tried to format my Usb-Flash-drive with Gparted There is a key symbol at the Usb-flash-device. So I tried to umount it. But after the umount Gparted exits ...
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systemd-udev errors on startup

Ubuntu 13.10, HP-compaq 8510w laptop. I keep seeing the following message on startup and in dmesg: systemd-udevd[304]: error opening ATTR{/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/ata5/host4 ...
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I have cloned my hard drive (Ubuntu server) to a bigger one

The free space still says the original hard drives amount even though I have cloned it to a 300GB Drive what is bigger, I have use gparted to make the drive use the free space but still no difference ...
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USB Flash Drive file system is shown as unknown after successful formatting in GParted

I have a Kingston 8 GB pen drive which was not accessible from Windows. Windows said that the pen drive needs to be formatted but windows wasn't able to format it. I deleted the partition or ...
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handling partitions

On my 160 GiB HD I do have 3 partitions. sda1 (ext4) = 83 GiB sda2 (extended = 77 Gib sda6 (ext4) = 75 Gib 12.04 is installed on the sda1 partition, but because of the fact that I am not so familiar ...
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GParted/fdisk gives wrong size for drive

I have an 8GB USB Memory stick that I want to format. When I call fdisk -l, I get the following: Disk /dev/sdc: 1004.6 GB, 1004611174400 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 122137 cylinders, total ...
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Why am I missing a partition?

When I installed Ubuntu 13.04 (Mainline No-Edits Version) I selected the option which seemed fair which was "Install Ubuntu 13.04... over windows 7, This I assumed meant just the drive which contained ...
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Gparted Ubuntu Live partition won 't resize

I've booted a Ubuntu LiveCD and this is what I get: I have tried to resize the existing partition from its current size to a larger one, on an esx virtual machine. But I get the red exclamation mark ...
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gparted increase size of — linux partition

I need to increase the size of the Linux /dev/sda8 ext4 partition. It only has 779 MB free. To do that, I thought of shrinking sda5 and then move sda6 and sda7. But after this when I tried to change ...