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After reboot swap turns off issue

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I have a problem with my swap partition. I resized swap with GParted. When partitioning, I had to turn swap partition off. After resizing it, I put it back to active (ON) ...
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Installation Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop's hard drive which was completely empty without partitions. When installing I could not define partitions or by selecting Options that ...
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Cannot repair a corrupted usb flash drive

I have an 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive (no-name), on which I tried a few days ago to copy a film of about 6GB. The flash drive had NTFS file system so I thought there will be no problems. But at some point ...
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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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how to partiion with g parted

hello I have five 2tb hard drives and I would like to make the computer with Ubuntu read all 10 like right now it just shows the one 2tb that has Ubuntu installed on it all the others are their their ...
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Problem with partitioning

I have a problem trying to partition my hard drive. I recently installed Ubuntu, to find out if I have a problem with the internet connection on my PC, since the Windows I was using couldn't connect ...
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How to extend EXT Partition of Ubuntu

I've Dual booted Ubuntu in PC by shrinking the C: drive actual size of c: drive ntfs is 100 GB and Ext partition is 15 Gb now I'm thinking to extend the size of EXT where Ubuntu is installed without ...
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GParted Closing When Applying Operations

Recently I've been trying to get Lubuntu 14.04 running off of a SD Card (the computer I'm running this on only has 1 GB of hard disk space). I've created and used "Live SD"'s like this with ...
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How to reinstall Mac OS X 10.9? [closed]

First, here's what happened: I had OS X Mavericks (10.9) installed on my MacBook Pro. Then I wiped the operating system to get Windows 7 instead. After that, I went to install Ubuntu 12.04, but while ...
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How to fix USB pendrive

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and my friend gave me a pendrive to repair. When I use GParted it doesn't work, so I went to the information section and then it said this: warning unable to detect file ...
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How to extend my root (/) partition?

Till today I was using ubuntu 13.04 in my windows7/ubuntu dual boot. Just now I have upgraded to ubuntu 14.04. My software updater showed an updates available message. I proceeded with Install Now . ...
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Cannot expand Ubuntu partition even though I have 22 GB of extra unallocated space

I have shrunk my Windows partition so that I can expand my Ubuntu partition. I have the following partitions: I have booted from USB and unmounted the swap partition as well. The unallocated space ...
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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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Resize earlier boot partition

I installed Win7 as a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 "Just in case" I ever needed a Windows program that just couldn't be emulated, but I haven't really run into the problem yet. Instead, I'd like to ...
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Warning image in Gparted

Suddenly I have got a warning symbol (at /dev/sda2 partition) in my gparted display. What does it mean? What's wrong with my HDD? Help me correct it.
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/dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should [duplicate]

When I open gparted, I get the following warning: /dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should....
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Removed a partition with GParted. Ubuntu still tries to mount it

This is my problem. When I installed my Ubuntu 14.04 partition coming back from Windows 7, I decided to leave my Games partition alone and have it be there. I then realized having a root partition, a ...
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Mounting a unmounted USB drive

I have unmounted my USB drive using Gparted. But then I remove the USB drive from computer and reconnect, it is not visible in my computer. How can i make it visible?? Here is the output from lsblk ...
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install Window 7 after Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

Can I install Window7 on an existing Ubuntu 14 laptop by shrinking the Ubuntu 14 partition, installing Windows 7 into the created freespace, and running Boot Repair to get the Grub boot menu with both ...
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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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Error formatting SD card

I'm now trying to resize a 64 Gb SD card and format it to ext4 (i use a normal SD card reader, not a usb card reader) in order to use it on my android device. formating it to fat32 won't give me a ...
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Is my gparted partition editor looking okey?

So. I re-installed ubuntu and there were some things that shoud have been preinstalled but are not. One of them was Gparted. Here is a screenshot of my gparted. Is it okey, I'm in a bit of doubt.
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Resize hard drive partition to make more space for /var

I am running out of space in the /var partition. I have plenty of space in my /home partition. How do I shrink the /home partition to make more space for the /var partition? I have read some blogs ...
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Problem expanding Ubuntu partition

I have 50 GBs of unallocated space on my hard drive and I want to expand my Ubuntu partition to fill that space; however, when I run gparted in a live version of Ubuntu and turn the swap off, it only ...
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Run Gparted over SSH

I am using a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and I started building a Samba server at home I am using Ubuntu-Server 14.04 for this machine. I use Webmin and SSH (depending on the job) to configure my ...
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GParted made some of my HDD capacity dissapear! [duplicate]

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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how to use gparted to partion 2 drives as 1

I have a lenovo t43 and a SATA extra HD drive instead of the CD drive; and I have in it a 250 GB hard drive and in my HD caddy I have a 40 GB hard drive. I would like to use gparted to partition ...
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How to fix Ubuntu partition?

I had Ubuntu installed, after installing Windows 7 and trying to fix Windows bootloader (using EasyBCD), my Ubuntu partition is damaged.This is screenshot of GParted: /dev/sda3 extended is recent ...
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Make boot partition using GParted in Boot-Repair [closed]

How do I create a BIOS boot partition with GParted? I am using Boot-Repair.
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How to check if my installation of Ubuntu is alright?

I recently changed the size of the partition that contained my Ubuntu installation using Gparted from a live CD. I also moved it from one place to another. It was my first time and I hit the cancel ...
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Gparted has a little key icon on my Ubuntu partition so I can not resize it

How can I make separate partition (to install windows 7) using ubuntu. I tried to use Gparted but there is a little key icon on my ubuntu partition therefore i cant make a new partition.
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gparted shows wrong used space?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 installation and need to change the file system of one of my drives. I need to copy all its data to another drive then copy it back after having changed the file system but I ...
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Windows partition UNKNOWN after Ubuntu installation attempt at dual boot - How to fix?

The idea was to install Win 7 and Ubuntu with dual boot. However, after installation, Gparted shows a /dev/sda1 as an 'unknown' filesystem and its size is 278 GB. All my windows files, data are in ...
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External Hard Drive erased and possibly corrupted after partition change on gparted

I have a WD Elements external hard drive and I used it on my Windows to install Ubuntu 14.04. I then used gparted to bring back Windows and run a dual-boot, so I changed the external hard drive's ...
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Partitioned memory stick only works on Ubuntu

Please note: I've been looking through the "Questions that may already have your answer" but none of help. I attempted to partition a memory stick to make a separate drive for PortableApps, but it ...
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Re-sizing Partition to install Windows alongside Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu in my hard drive without making any separate partitions. Now I would also like to install Windows 8 but I'm unable to re-size using gParted. How can separate free space on my hard ...
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cant fix grub 2 and gparted shows unallocated disk

i have been dualbooting ubuntu 14.04 and windows xp, but some days ago, i saw on the grub 2 screen the partition windows rescue enviroment and i clicked it. after that, i saw the following: no such ...
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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 sectors/track,...
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How can I increase the size of a linux partition from an unloccated

I have windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I created a partition too small for linux at the begining. I wanted to increase it with 20Go from my Windows partition. I remove it from windows and it is now ...
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How to shrink my current Windows partition from ubuntu?

Was wondering how I could shrink my Windows partition on my dual boot setup, considering I no longer need much space for it. I've heard of gparted, not sure if that is fit for the job. Thanks!
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Ubuntu File System Partition gone Unallocated

I decided to install Windows 7 next to my Ubuntu setup and started to follow this instructions. Currently i'm on the third step. But when i try to mount the file system that i noted down, it says "...
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Add space to partition

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server vm with esxi. I added an additional 20 GB to my thick provisioned lazy zero disk, but I'm not able to resize my current partition. I am booting from a gparted ...
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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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Can't resize partition

I'm trying to make my Windows partition bigger so I made my Ubuntu partition 150 GBs smaller. Now when I try to resize my Windows partition it won't go bigger -- it only gives me the option to make it ...
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dd will NOT recognise my sdcard ie “no such file or directory” it is seen by all other routes gparted,df,lsusb,blkid,,,so on

xubuntu 12.04-32 I am trying to build a bootable sdcard for my tablet and everything is ready but "dd" will NOT recognise any of my sdcard(s) 2Gb micro sd,8Gb or 32Gb
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How to access and modify files from my Windows installation?

I recently setup my system to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows (keeping Windows only to game...an addiction I just can't break.) Anyway, I noticed the /opt and /usr directories were taking up a lot of ...
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Resize Ubuntu partition to increase its size without reinstalling Ubuntu

I'm running out of space for my Ubuntu OS. Is it possible to allocate more space for Ubuntu without reinstalling it or adding a new physical hard drive? I am using GParted to view my partitions, but ...
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How to combine partition created by failed Ubuntu installation with that created by a subsequent installation

I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 (dual boot with windows 7), but the installation failed. I tried again and was successful, but then realised that I still had the partition from the previous attempt. I ...
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Can't use a new formatted partition after formatting with gparted. Permissions I guess

Xubuntu 14.04. I had a non used partition, and as my /home has become full I have had to format that unused partition. (My desire was to merge that partition with /home as it is listed next to /...
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Gparted resizing boot partition

So i have some unallocated space and the root partition which is pretty small. I want to add that space but it needs to move it and then grow it . I know it will take some time but i'm more concerned ...