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Upgrades: Should I stay on the Ubuntu Treadmill? [closed]

OK, so I am a deadbeat. I just upgraded Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. (I suspect now to have LTS I cannot have installed any packages from outside the core supported in LTS). I did this only last week, the ...
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Problems with disk partitions?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Windows. Now I want to resize my Home Drive(i.e. /dev/sda7). When I try to move my NTFS partitions GParted(ver: 0.11.0) says that "Can't have overlapping partitions". ...
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creating extended partition

this is my current hard disk status(Running linux Mint LIVE CD) i have- Ubuntu 12.04 on 206 GB partition at dev/sda1. dev/sda2 system reserved. Windows 7 on 90GB partition at dev/sda3 ...
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How to make my newly created secondary partition accessible?

I have decided to reinstall my Lubuntu OS and to split on the occasion my partition so as to have a secondary one where long-time files would be stored. I guess what I wanted followed a logic that was ...
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How to show Windows System Reserved partition using Ubuntu live dvd?

All questions in this site ask how to "hide"! I want to fix my boot (fix mrb wont work, I have GPT Disk) by changing some files at Windows System Reserved. GParted shows the following partitions (but ...
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How do I check whether I am using LVM?

I installed Ubuntu by choosing the option "Something else" at the step called "Allocate drive space" of the installer. Then I created my own partition table. Now that Ubuntu is installed, can I check ...
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Gparted resize failed, can't restore superblock

I tried to resize my data partition with gparted, from a ubuntu 12.04 live usb. I then accidentally closed my laptop screen, which caused ubuntu to hibernate. After I tried to get it back up, the ...
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My Asus Netbook, Model 900HD XP Won't Let me Resize The HD

I can get "Gparted:" to open up, but nothing in the window responds as though the Netbook is protecting its' HD, as HAL did in 2001/2010, a Space Odyssey>>LOL. Any idea why
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How to fix file system's CHS geometry?

I'm trying to check FAT16 file system with GParted and the check fails with the following message: The file system's CHS geometry is (484, 16383, 63) is invalid. The partition table's CHS geometry ...
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gparted doesn't start when I click gparted icon

I am using ubuntu 12.04 and I have noticed that sometimes application doesn't start even after clicking the icon, what might be the problem. For example when I try to open Gparted through the unity ...
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Copying root partition and /home to a new larger hard drive

I am getting a larger hard drive and would like to copy root directory to it. The partition for root is 20G. I would like to make it larger on the new drive. I also would like to copy /home to a ...
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Merge unallocated partitions

So my disk ended up being partitioned like this (in order): System reserved (100MB) Windows 7 (NTFS, 500GB) Ubuntu (ext4, 100GB) Swap (4GB) Unallocated Space (400GB) Unfortunately, the ...
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Why doesn't Gparted show my USB stick?

I have a new 16 GB kingston flash pen that I cannot format Gparted doesn't seem to see it It has some windows exe and files on it In do not have the format option as described here for ...
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How can I resize an LVM partition? (i.e: physical volume)

I want to shrink my second (LVM) partition, in order to create a new partition in the newly freed space. I am using the Live CD to do so, because I know I can't resize/move this partition while it is ...
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Read-only filesystem

I've resized a partition (ext4) from a Live CD with GParted, and after reboot it says that the file system is read-only. I've rebooted again from the CD and checked it with GParted with no errors. ...
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Gparted: creating a new logical partition

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7 on my computer. I would create a new logical partition, and when I run sudo fdisk -l I get: Dispositivo Boot Start End Blocks Id ...
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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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Gparted funkiness - won't recognize 1TB, full-hdd /home partition, but recognizes ext4 and /home label

I have a 1TB SATA hard disk from my old desktop, and the entire thing is an ext4 /home partition (/, /boot, and swap were all on another hdd). It is now in a USB2 enclosure and I want to use it to ...
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Making A Partition with Gparted - Unmount?

I need to create some space to that I can dual-boot with Windows. Looking at Gparted, it seems that to do that, I need to unmount my /dev/sda1 which contains my Ubuntu system. While searching online, ...
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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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How can I create a partition without the usage of Live CD nor USB?

Translation Is it possible to create a partition when using the system? When I try to do it on GParted, it seems that the options are disabled because of the disk is mounted and it cannot be ...
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Having issues using fdisk and GParted with Lexar 64GB USB, but reading and writing is fine

I have recently bought a new 64GB Lexar USB with the long model name of LJDV10-64G-000-106, and I am having issues partitioning it. I am able to mount, read and write to the USB without any issues but ...
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how to convert free space to a ntfs partition

I have xp on my first hard drive and I installed ubuntu 12.04 onto a second hard drive drive. I left some unallocated space on that second drive that I would like to convert to a ntfs partition. Using ...
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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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Ideal space for partition to install Ubuntu

I have a 60GB Toshiba satellite Laptop with XP Pro with one partition (27 GB are used by xp and 28GB are free). I am going to create a partition (with GParted from Ubuntu 12.04 boot CD) and after that ...
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How do I restore a swap partition I accidentally deleted?

I accidentally deleted my swap partition via gparted. (I'm still logged in the system so restoring should be easier) Can someone help me please? I'm not sure how to configure it because the Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installer and gparted do not detect the existing windows partitions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix MBR partition prior to Ubuntu Installation? A partition overlaps GPT backup sectors I just bought a new laptop that comes with Windows 7 preinstalled and I ...
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Is it possible to move free space from Ubuntu partition to Windows, when Windows is located before Ubuntu?

I have Windows partition sda2 and then, next to it, extended partition with Ubuntu sda6. Can I reallocate some of Ubuntu's free space to sda2? I know I can boot from liveCD GParted and cut some GB ...
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Partition Table Error. I have the “fdisk -l” info

I have my computer with both W7 and Ubuntu for quite a while now. I had made the Partitions with Easeus Partition Manager and no problem there. I've grown fond of Ubuntu and wanted to allocate it ...
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Shrinking file system taking a lot of time,Normal?

I'm using GParted to shrink the partition on my 500 GB external hard drive to a 220 GB partition. It contains about 210 GB of data. I'm shrinking it to convert FAT32 to EXT2. It has been almost an ...
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Gparted partition resize gone wrong - failed to read last sector

I have tried to resize (shrink) my NTFS partition so that I will be able to get more space for my ext4 Ubuntu's (12.04 64 bit) partition but after the partition has been resized I am unable to mount ...
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Installation Help!

I have a HP Pavilion p6120t desktop, and I recently wiped its hard drive using my macbook's disk utility. I tried to install Ubuntu on it, but I can't because I apparently don't have 4.4 gigabytes of ...
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Reinstalling Windows 7 on a new HDD which has 12.04 Installed

My hard disk died and I had to get a new 250GB and in the process of recovering my files from old hard disk using Ubuntu, I fell in love with it. So in my new HDD, I just installed Ubuntu first since ...
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How to safely remove Ubuntu 12.04 from a dual-boot installation with Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have an Acer Netbook with Windows XP on it. I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 (actually upgraded from 10.?? to 11.04 to 11.10 ...
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Partition doesn't listed in /dev/

I got this message in GParted when seeing information about a partition that is marked with the yellow warning icon in the partition list: e2label: No such file or directory while trying to open ...
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Why does gparted start ntfsresize without asking?

I just started gparted while one of my external hard drives is connected to my computer. Scanning for partitions as usual gparted starts hanging at /dev/sdg and I can hear that there is a lot of disk ...
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Installing Windows 7 on pre-existing Ubuntu 12.04 for Dual-Boot FAQ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 7 after I've installed Ubuntu? I just wanted to ask a few questions before I completely destroy my system. My system currently has ...
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Unable to Boot Live CD to resize disk partition

I have a working version of 11.10 installed on VMware but I need to increase my disk space. I tried to boot from iso (on windows drive), but neither F2, F12 or ESC seem to work. I wanted to boot from ...
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How can I extend partition into free space that is not directly before or after the partition?

I want to add free space (323.69GB) to my Ubuntu file system (242.62GB). But as you can see I can't do this via GParted. How can I do this?
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Help! Unmounted my boot partition

I'm a newbie to GParted and Ubuntu in general. Basically, my main partition (boot) was mounted and I couldn't edit it in any way so I got very frustrated and, without really thinking, tried to ...
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“Partition Misaligned by 1024 bytes” on encrypted lvm

Disk Utility is giving me the error "The partition is misaligned by 1024 bytes. This may result in very poor performance. Repartitioning is suggested" on a partition which holds an encrypted LVM. I ...
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Trying to move/merge ext4 partitions with win7 partition intact

So I am using a bootable usb with 12.04 on it to run gparted. What I would like to do is keep the win7 partition and merge/redo the other partitions for ubuntu use. I am not quite sure what the best ...
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Change MBR to GPT on external hard drive with data

Change MBR to GPT on external hard drive with data: I found a way for the internal one here. However the External drive is a Data drive only, I dont't need to care about any bootloaders etc. So is ...
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Almost formatted my main disk with GParted. Is it safe to reboot?

While trying to format my USB key, I accidentally selected /dev/sda and proceeded to format the disk. Luckily, the formatting was interrupted when GParted noticed the drive was currently mounted. ...
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Gparted moved Linux partition — no longer boots

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OSX installed and Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to resize my Ubuntu partition, so I booted to a 10.04 liveCD and used GParted to "move/resize" my Ubuntu partition. ...
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Formatting SD card in xubuntu

I just bought a new 8Gb SDHC card, but I am not able to create partitions on it. Not when I am using GParted, nor when I am using mkfs. When I insert the SD card the following shows up in dmesg: ... ...
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How can I expand a partition into non adjacent unallocated space?

Here the deal: I have Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 both install in separate partitions in the following partition configuration: Windows Ubuntu Swap I decided that I wanted to move 50gbs from Linux ...
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How to add unused partition of the first disk to /home in the second disk

I have two ssd disks, Disk B is devoted to /home, and disk A is the filesystem and is 90% empty. So I made on disk A a partition /dev/sda3 with 80% of the free space. Now I am wondering what is the ...
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how can i create partitions on ubuntu 12.04 lts and GParted dont work

i have been trying to create NTSF partitions inside ubuntu to install my windows 7 ultimate edition back but GParted dont work or at least dont let me do anything on this version of ubuntu ( 12.04 LTS ...
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How can I make my primary partition larger?

Well I'm running 2 different distro's of Linux right now and I decided to make my Ubuntu partition my primary partition larger so I took 119.53 GB out of my other distro's partition and it became ...