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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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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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GRUB-Problem – Ubuntu on SSD, Windows on HDD

I googled alot but didn't find a solution for my certain problem. I installed windows and ubuntu on my SSD and used my HDD as a NTFS to be able to save data to it from both Windows and Linux. Now I ...
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Problem with partitions

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I open GParted, I get a libparted bug found error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda2 -- Device or resource busy. This means ...
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Does “resize2fs” work like this?

I read how to use "resize2fs" but something is not very clear, would like to confirm if the following steps are correct. My goal is to do resizing without losing data. I can use rescue CD to boot ...
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Fix write-protected(read-only) filesystem

I made bootable usb drive , then USB drive was write protected. I used followng command hrirks@hrirks-MS-7592:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Cannot format micro sd card

I apparently did something wrong while trying to format my micro sd card 8 GB. I have used it for one and a half year in my old phone without any problems and now I wanted to format it to use in my ...
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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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replaced win8 with ubuntu, unable to read from my second hdd

so I've replaced windows 8 with ubuntu and GParted can't read the file system type of what are former windows8 ntfs partitions. It can't be mounted, only formatted. What can I do to retrieve my data? ...
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Problem installing and problem remove partition

I have two problems, one is that Ubuntu not will boot unless it is from a USB drive. How do I make it boot up from my SSD? I realized I had a partition on my SSD which I probably need to remove. I ...
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External HDD Permissions

I have a 1 TB External HD from which I used to boot Ubuntu. I now have Ubuntu installed on my main HD in my computer, and decided to reformat the external drive for basic file storage. I used ...
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Increasing Windows Partition

I'm trying to increase my windows partition in gparted but I am unable to do so. I opened the exclamation on the windows partition and found that I needed to do chkdsk I booted into my Windows7 ...
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Putting unallocated space on drive to use

I have a fine dual boot system (WinXP || Trusty14.04) with a /dev/sda already maxed out in terms of number of primary partitions (sda1, sda2, sda3, sda4). Partition Start End Size ...
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How to modify the starting boundary of an ext4 partition?

There are 4 partitions on the disk. parted /dev/sda --script -- print ... 1 1049KB 50.0GB ... ext4 2 50GB 82GB ... linux-swap 3 82GB 100GB ... ext4 4 100GB 1000GB ... ext4 My goal is to ...
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Adding unallocates space to an extended partition

My existing hdd partition is as below: Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands. (parted) print Model: ATA ...
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Partition Resizing to Add Windows 7

when I got Ubuntu, I accidentally formatted Windows 8 and now I only have Ubuntu. I was able to obtain a windows 7 ISO, and I would like to put that in. I have installed the ISO into my flash drive, ...
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Separate Partition or Device to store data in case of O/S reload

I'm new to Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to set up a separate partition for my media files, so that if I have to re-load the O/S, I don't lose the data files. Last time I reloaded I lost everything even ...
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No operating system found even when grub2 was reinstalled

I know there have been many variations on this question and have certainly tried to do my research. I don't really know what I'm doing so I would rather not take risks. I am trying to dual boot ...
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Reading Partition Start and End in TestDisk

I'm using TestDisk in an attempt to recover a partition gone terribly awry. Identifying the partition in question should simply be a matter of simply recognizing the location in the disk that it ...
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Gparted Partition Mount Points Alternate Between 2 Physical Disk Drives

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a system with 2 physical disk drives. I am frequently seeing mount errors on startup. When I check the drive partitions using GPARTED, I see that my two ...
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How to find my old Home directory and transfer it to my new Ubuntu?

I installed Windows 7 first in my system and then I got Ubuntu in dual-boot. After that, I used OS-Uninstaller to uninstall Windows 7.Because I didn't know how to use GParted, I used the Ubuntu CD to ...
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GParted made some of my HDD capacity dissapear!

My HDD size was 1TB (dynamic) and there were already 4 partitions in it. One with the Windows C drive (450GB), another recovery (20GB), another with some tools from the laptop manufacturer (about ...
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Transfer a Wubi installation into unallocated space

I have a Wubi based installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Now that I'm comfortable with using Ubuntu, I want to move it out of the Windows file system. Here's a picture of GParted running within my Wubi ...
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How to install all Gparted file systems?

When I open my Gparted and go to View -> File system support, I get this: How to remove all crosses and get all check marks instead, or in other words, how to install all missing file system ...
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Ubuntu Installed Partition Changed

I had already windows installed. I brunt Ubuntu 14 in my USB Flash Drive and when i tried to make two new partitions to install ubuntu, Gparted said that from which drive I was trying to split spaces ...
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USB drive won't boot iso after customizing GRUB. boot flag is set

I recently customized GRUB and it works very nicely; the computer boots quickly to ubuntu or win7 --- whatever i choose. But, now when i go into bios, select boot from usb stick ---when it restarts it ...
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Gparted showing the whole disk

The title says it all, I do not see any partition but the whole disk. My version is 12.04 LTS. I literally have no idea.
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Deleting Windows Partition, Allocating space to Linux

I have a 500GB drive allocated in half for Linux and Windows. But, I've decided to get rid of Windows and stay with Linux. I have GParted and I can delete the Windows partition, but I can't seem to ...
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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 ...