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I deleted swap partition, what more I should do?

Well I deleted my swap partition using gparted just because I needed one more primary partition and the swap was the 4th, that is the maximum number of primary partitions. I think I don't need it ...
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How to shrink Ubuntu LVM logical and physical volumes?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 as the only OS on my system. I told Ubuntu to overwrite everything as I was in a hurry, hence I only have the two partitions Ubuntu creates, the Boot Partition of a ...
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Why can't I Resize/Move in GParted?

I have a 12.04 LTS system running on my PC with a 320 GB hard drive. Unfortunately, I need to use Windows 7 in my lab. I tried doing this using a virtual machine (VirtualBox and VMware) but it was ...
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Unable to Merge Win7 Partition with Unallocated Space Released from Xubuntu

Please see the current partitions in Gparted below [edit - I wasn't allowed to post an image, I just posted the output of fdisk -l], I have moved & resized my Xubuntu partition in order to ...
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How can I get rid of 1mb of unallocated space at the end of this table? (Gparted - see screenshot)

I can't seem to find a way to extend or move this 1mb, but it's really bugging me.
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Cannot increase Ubuntu partition with GParted. Maximum size

Before I started this, I went into Windows 8 and reduced it's size to allow roughly 10GB of unallocated data. I want to increase Ubuntu 12.10's partition to fill that void. I ran Ubuntu (Trial) from ...
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Does Gparted do a True Bit by Bit partition copy

I know this isn't ubuntu specific but since it's linux I was hoping somebody here could answer this question, since I used the 6 questions a day limit on superuser. Does gparted do a true partition ...
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Partitions unlocked from Unity launcher show up again after starting gparted

I'm on Ubuntu 12.10 and dual boot. I have put the Windows partitions to the launcher blacklist so that they won't show up there (via "unlock from launcher" option). These partitions will then appear ...
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PC is not detecting any boot drive. How to fix this?

I used gparted to shrink the swap space and add it to the drive that had Ubuntu installed in it from Live boot. After doing so, I restarted the computer and then found a black screen saying just this: ...
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Nautilus doesn't see free space but GParted does

I've recently moved my system partition in order to install some Windows and now Nautilus reports 0 free space at /home partition (and the total size seems to be incorrect as well) but there are 17 ...
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Will converting my first partition to EXT4 make me lose boot info?

I recently switched from Windows to Lubuntu as my sole OS. My filesystem now has a NTFS partition with all my data (which I now would like to convert to EXT4), a EXT4 partition with Lubuntu on it and ...
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How can I assign space from a logical partition to a primary one (to resize the primary)

I have the following situation: . I want to resize the ntfs partition. Specifically I want to add it 15 GB. What is the best sequence of steps to do? The output from sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda and ...
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Why am I unable to do anything with my extended partition?

I have an extended 52-gigs partition that I can't seem to see from Linux, I can't mount it, delete it nor format it. How can I reclaim that drive back, I want the space. I manually installed my ...
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Why cannot install Lubuntu 12.10 on an extended partition?

This is about an older computer (Toshiba Satellite M70 that a friend wants to keep afloat) on which (beside Win XP) was installed the Xubuntu 11.10 system that would not work for some reason: now the ...
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Can I change file systems inside of partitions within GParted?

I'm looking to share documents, pictures, etc. between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1. I have an extended primary partition (sda4) that is comprised of a swap partition (sda5) and a "/home" mount point ...
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GParted - Increase ext4 partition using unallocated space [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resize my current ubuntu partition? Making A Partition with Gparted - Unmount? This is a screenshot of my partitions. I want to extend the /dev/sda5 partition ...
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GParted taking forever

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.10 from DVD. Every time I try, I get an I/O error. I've tried replacing the RAM, with no change. I decided I'd try to create a clean HD by booting into liveCD and then ...
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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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Is there a command line tool to shrink partition size?

I have searched around and found this page. But is GUi tool. IS there a command line tool I can use to shrink one of my partition size Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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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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How do I run gparted as root?

I installed gparted to use for partitioning my hard drive so ubuntu is my only os but when I tried to run gparted, it told me that i have to be root but i am root as far as i know how do i know for ...
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How to recover flash drive lost after formatting with GParted?

I was just copying audio files into my 2GB USB mp3 player, then i had a problem saying that it could not copy files into the drive any more, i tried removing it and trying again, but it didn't work, ...
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What does “Gtk-ERROR **: GTK+ 2.x symbols detected.” mean?

When starting gparted, it crashes with the error: Gtk-ERROR **: GTK+ 2.x symbols detected. Using GTK+ 2.x and GTK+ 3 in the same process is not supported I already opened LP bug #1094354 for this. ...
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apt problems: can't install GParted on Ubuntu 11.04

I'm trying to install GParted on my Ubuntu sudo apt-get install gparted but I'm getting the following output: root@adam-desktop:/home/adam# sudo apt-get install gparted Reading package lists... ...
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Installing Ubuntu: Dual-boot repartition exisiting Windows 7

I have been using Ubuntu for 5 years now and had no problem with dual-booting with Windows XP. I got a new laptop with preinstalled Windows 7 partitions. The problem is that although there are plenty ...
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/dev/sda2 contains a filesystem with error after partitioning (updated)

I just wanted to create a separate home partition on my Ubuntu 12.10 system. I booted the liveDVD, resized the sda2 partition (28gb of data resized to 30gb based on MiB [originally on a 100gb ...
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How to modify partitions after install?

I wanted to have Ubuntu with full disk encryption on one big partition, and Windows on a small one. In 12.04, only the Server Edition installer has full disk encryption, so I used that and then ...
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What are the implications of two drives being extended in gparted?

The above is the configuration of my partitioning system in gparted. Windows is on sda1. Ubuntu is on sda6. I want to use unetbootin to install another Linux on sda5. My question is: Why are sda5 ...
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GPT partition table problem: Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

I hope you guys will help me get through this situation I have gotten myself into. I bought a new samsung ultra book running windows 8. I knew going into the purchase that I wanted to ditch windows ...
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can't resize lvm-p2 boot partition, even from live cd

I've got a MacBook Pro (late 2011). I just bought a 1TB HDD to replace the original 500GB. My plan was to partition the 1TB in half and let one side be Ubuntu and the other OS X (until I can ...
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Which filesystem should I use?

I recently formatted my drive and now it appears as unallocated space in gparted. I want to use the drive for all my files, steam and game installation, to keep my SSD as empty as possible. What ...
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how to modify size of swap with a lvm partition?

I'm trying to add/modify a swap partition on my LVM-formatted hard disk by using GParted from a LiveCD. I only see one big partition taking up the whole disk. Is there a hidden swap? Does an ...
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Unable to install software through Ubuntu Sotware Centre on Ubuntu 9.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I tried to install gparted through USC and an error showed up "installArchive()failed:". Trying to ...
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Error in Using Gparted to add Unallocated space

I'm trying to Add Unallocated space to my Ubuntu partition which is inside an extended partition. i get this error: GParted 0.12.1 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Move /dev/sda3 to the left ...
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Error on attempting to move and shrink an Ubuntu partition using GParted

I like to add the unallocated space to the NTFS /dev/sda2 partition. However I get following error when I move /dev/sda3 to the right, so that unallocated space can be added to /dev/sda2. I am dual ...
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GParted is stuck on “shrink file system” (hfs+)

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.10 on am mac book pro 8.2 as a dual boot. After disabling journaling on the mac hfs+ partition, I booted from the ubuntu mac cd and started gparted. There, I resized ...
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How can i use the unused space in my HDD and restore it back to original form ?? does Gparted tool help?

I installed a couple of Ubuntu versions previously only to be deleted or unused leaving the allocated space they used haunted.Using a tool like GParted how can I merge all those pieces into my ...
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Expand/extend disk space in Ubuntu 10.04 in VMware ESX

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 in an VMware ESX environment, and I need to add disk space to the primary partition. I added the disk space in ESX, and the Ubuntu VM sees it as unallocated space. When I ...
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Resizing my ubuntu ext4 partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resize partition with GParted I want to resize my ubuntu sda5 partition (basically merge it with the unallocated 87 GB space). but the Resize/move option for sda5 is not ...
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Recover partition after GParted resizing interrupted by unexpected shutdown

As I was resizing my partitions using GParted, my laptop battery ran out, and the process was interrupted. Now, I am unable to mount the partition which I was trying to resize. I get the following ...
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Can't format / delete locked partition from gparted?

I can't format my hard disk for Ubuntu installation. It has Fedora installed in it. I wonder how to unlock the locked partition to delete and format it, since I am stuck at installing Ubuntu. I am now ...
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GParted 'NTFS signature missing' when creating new swap partition [closed]

I followed the instructions in this thread to create a new swap partition post-installation. My /var/tmp/fstab file currently has the following in it: /host/ubuntu/disks/swap.disk none swap ...
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How to create a partition in Gparted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resize partition with GParted How to install Windows 7 after Ubuntu and dual boot? How should I create a partition in GParted so I can install Windows Vista/8 on it? ...
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Reason why Windows can't be installed on Ubuntu , Any Help though? [closed]

Well I got my Windows Vista .iso file , I put it on my USB Drive , Extracted , Then I restarted and went to "Boot Device Options" Clicked "Generic USB" (What I labeled when I formatted) Then it stood ...
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Trying to copy an ext4 partition that has errors on it, to a new disk

I have a linux installation in a 50GB partition, on an old 80GB sata disk that is starting to show some errors in it's SMART status, and also, it's an old slow disk. So I want to copy it to a newer ...
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How can I create a 4TB partition on my software RAID5 device?

I have set up a RAID5 device with three 2TB hard drives using mdadm. The device was successfully created, but I cannot seem to create a partition on the device. When I try to make an ext3 or ext4 ...
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Use the unallocated space to expand Windows (Ntfs Partition)

Here is a screenshot of what i see in Gparted.. What can i do to expand my ntfs with that 20gb unallocated space? I see no available options when i right click the unallocated space..
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Full internal harddrive converted to ext4 file system, how to install Windows back again? [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 installed on my laptop, with hard drive partitioned. I installed Ubuntu formatting the drive as it didn't detect I had Windows 7 too already. It installed correctly, but now when I'm ...
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Zero bytes on home partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t Ubuntu see any free space? I decided to replace the hard drive on my machine running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS . After using the new hard drive for a few days, I ...