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How to resize partition that is inside “Linux LVM” partition

How to resize partition that is inside "Linux LVM" partition in 13.10 Ubuntu? I transferred Ubuntu installation from 160GB to 500GB disk. I have successfully resized sda3 partition using Ubuntu LiveCd ...
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Ubuntu gparted doesn't detect windows partition [duplicate]

Please don't mark it duplicate. I have been through the rest of the posts and suggestions! I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 with Ubuntu or Kali Linux but i am unable to do so. I have backed up all ...
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how to resize ubuntu 13.10 partition without reinstaling ubuntu [duplicate]

how to merge that unallocated 11gb partition to sda5 "/" (which is extended partition under sda3) please help me i m out of space ! *i m unable to merge that unallocated partition with sda5 nor sda3 ...
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how to increase root partition in ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

how to extend root / partition by sinking swap (previously 6gb after sinking 4Gb , unallocated 2 Gb) and home (previously 11 Gb after sinking 8Gb, allocated 3Gb). How to extend those allocated ...
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How to merge two unallocated partitions using GParted?

I am having trouble merging two unallocated partitions (free spaces) using GParted. I need to merge them into one single partition which I can then break into "root" and "home" for my pending Ubuntu ...
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Resize partitions in Gparted

I'm running Linux and Windows XP on the same HDD and my Linux partition is very small. What I want to do is take about 10GB from any of the other partitions and add it to the Linux one. My hard ...
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Can't update: low space in /boot (LVM) - I already cleaned my Lubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak

I have low space on /boot partition and I can't update my Lubuntu. I have LVM. I deleted old kernels and used Ubuntu Tweak. I tried to loaded from LiveCD and with gparted grow up my /boot-size, but ...
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how to extend main partition with gparted live cd

I booted with gparted and it shows my main partition and an extended, wiht linux-swap inside(I do not know what this is) and I have about 17.00 GB of free space on a new partition but I cant seem to ...
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Using GParted to rescue data and format hard drive to NTFS

I'm having problems booting to Windows XP due to bad sectors on the hard drive. I've tried fixboot and fixmbr from the recovery console. That only made matters worse. Now I want to use GParted to ...
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What is the purpose of ubuntu-vg partiton?

So, I'm new to partitioning and recently I installed ubuntu 13.10. I followed several online tutorials on how to create disk partitions effectively and all of them said that after ubuntu is done ...
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Can Ubuntu live CD help to recover if I move partitions?

I read this doc of gparted to recover from booting issues when a partition is moved. There it mentions under the heading Fixing GRUB boot problem, how to do. It says to run grub command from gparted ...
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How to open Gparted terminal?

I read this doc of gparted to recover from booting issues when a partition is moved. To test the command grub on gparted terminal, I want to open the terminal but not finding a way from my Ubuntu ...
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Recover zapped GPT

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 beside Windows 8, and was having some problems with the installer not detecting Windows 8. I followed the suggestions in this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/287862/118240 ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 clean install not really clean?

I had Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop but it went unstable after some automatic updates. The Ethernet connection would not work anymore (it couldn't find any network devices anymore) and the only way to ...
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Can't install Unbuntu 13.10 due to insufficient available disk space

When trying to install Ubuntu, on the preparing to install page, the first bubble is left unchecked. The one where it says, "has at least 5.9 GB available drive space". Everything else is checked, "is ...
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Acer E1-470 new partition created can't be use

I can't use the new partition. I was using Gpar to shrink and make a new partition. Why I can't use the new partition. If I just open it will be just empty folder.
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 gparted in loop searching a HD [closed]

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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Moving a partion to disk “/” with gparted

Ok so I was trying to update my ubuntu 13.4 to ubuntu 13.10 but I kept getting I didn't have enough free space on disk "/" so I got gparted and I have 134 gb how could I move some space from there to ...
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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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GParted bricked my USB Drive

I tried to use GParted to rename my USB Drive. Everything appeared to run smoothly, but when I removed the drive and reinserted it, it wouldn't mount. I can see the USB initialisation in dmesg, and ...
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Increase/extend (resize) OS X partition with GParted

I have a Mac and am dual booting Ubuntu. I booted from a USB and used GParted to shrink the Ubuntu partition leaving me with about 100G of free space. I want to use this to increase the OS X ...
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How to safely extend Ubuntu partition?

I need more space at for my Ubuntu partition, so I will need to shrink the Data partition and extend the size of the ext4, right? This is the current state of the partitions: What is the proper way ...
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How can I resize my partition inside extended partition giving its space from outside of extended partition?

I am having this set up at the moment : and I would like to give the unallocated space between /dev/sda3/ and /dev/sda4 to /dev/sda5`. How can I do that now ?
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problems while formating to fat32

I need to format my external hard drive to fat32 in order for it to work on a ps3, but when i try to do it in Gparted I get an error : if this helps, first I formated it to fat32 without any ...
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Why do I keep getting an error when I try to resize ext4 under extended?

I had already assigned unallocated space to my extended partition and now i want to enlarge my ext4 partition. The problem is, it starts and when its almost finished, it gives me an error and makes me ...
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Is there any problem if i copy ubuntu partition to any other partiotions?

is there any problem if i copy ubuntu partition and paste it to another patition and deleted the original ubuntu partition using gparted from live usb
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Problems Installing Ubuntu 13.10 Alongside Windows 7 - gpart shows unallocated space

I've searched for people with similar problems but none of the fixes seem to be working for me. I have a Windows 7 (200gb + 100mb reserved partitions) and the rest (~800gb) as unallocated. This is ...
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Making a partition bootable

I used testdisk to recover my partitions after a long list of poor decisions and mishaps. Now when I rebuilt my partitions, I was unable to select one of the partitions as bootable (*). I was forced ...
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Help with partitioning

I currently am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows with one hard drive running all of the Ubuntu partitions including grub, and the other running all of windows and the native boot loader for them ...
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What is the safest way to remove a swap partition?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a 64-bit HP laptop with a 16 GB flash drive. I do not have a working hard drive right now. When I installed Ubuntu, I created a 2 GB swap partition on sdb1. I have since ...
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Issue with increasing the root partition from the swap

I have an issue with increase the size of my root partition. I have ElementaryOS Luna, and while installing it asked me how much space I want to use. I choosed 15 GB for it, because I want to use this ...
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Save GParted information to file

I need to save some information about the current partitioning of my hard drive. I already did fdisk -l > file.txt GParted tells a bit more information (label, size, used). Is it possible to ...
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Is it possible to set Allocation Unit Size with GParted when formating an external hard drive?

I want to format and set a single partition in an external hard drive with GParted (Ubuntu 12.04) and would like to set the Allocation Unit Size. I don't see any options to do this with GParted. Is ...
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home directory running out of space [duplicate]

My hard disk size is 750 GB Out of which only 93 GB is only assigned to home directory and root directory has 600 GB . The home directory space 99% is in use. I've installed GParted but when I right ...
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Harddrive used up in gparted, after fresh install of 13.10 [duplicate]

Harddrive used up in gparted, after fresh install of 13.10 I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an old HP computer which ran on Xp. On installing Ubuntu first through memory pen and later ...
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GParted- how to increase size of partition near start of drive?

My drive looks something similar to this (from start to end of drive): /dev/sda1 100 MB ntfs System Reserved /dev/sda2 21.48 GiB: extended /dev/sda5 13.68 GiB ...
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Cannot Partition Using GParted

Here's a screenshot that might help. Basically, I'm trying to partition this hard drive which currently only has Ubuntu 13.04. However, GParted does not allow me to do anything. When I click on ...
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Help installing windows 8 partition

I have installed the most recent version of Ubuntu, I always loved Linux but this is the first time I have ever installed it on my PC. The fact is that I am a gamer and I wanted to install a ...
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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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How do I resize a partition to make more room in the root

I am upgrading to 13.10 and discovered my root partition was too small. I used partition editor to shrink my home partition by 2GB. Now I want to take the unallocated space and add it to sda1. I can't ...
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Resize file system partition

How Can I add more space to my FileSystem partition. I read some answers here but this answers not work with me and this is the problem : When I boot from CD live, Gparted give me the choose for ...
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Unable to mount Secondary Harddrive

My primary hard drive is a SSD and is boot essential drive. I have a 1.5 TB hard drive (HDD) in my computer which is partitioned: 440 GB for my Ubuntu as ext4. Today when I booted up I got an error. ...
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ubuntu partition is nowhere to be found in dual boot system

I have a dual boot system, win7 in sdb1 and ubuntu in sdb6, the latter resides on an extended partition. well up until today, update-grub2 would not find a windows partition and today I decide to try ...
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Can I leave GParted on a system after installation?

Is it possible to leave Gparted on the system after installation, seeing as it is already on the LiveUSB? As a related question, why is it removed from the final system in the first place?
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How to get back lost capacity after using Gparted?

I have a laptop with a single Intel 80GB SSD. I originaly only had W7, but installed Ubuntu on a small partition of this disk. Recently I wanted to expand the partition containing Ubuntu and so booted ...
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Strange 2.02mib unallocated space left after deleting a parttion

I deleted volume (via Windows 7 disk management) of HddRecovery partition(manufacturer recovery) and then stretched the Main partition C: to use unallocated space. Everything looked great on Windows ...
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Merging unallocated partition in usb drive

I am totally new to linux. I have a 1 GB USB pen drive. Some windows virus created a 1.4MB partition in it and copied itself in it. I want to delete that partition or merge it with the rest of the ...
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How to grant permission for newly created partition?

I just created 2 brand new partitions (sda6, sda7) from unallocated space. I wish to perform normal operations such as saving files, creating directory, copying files to these 2 brand new ...
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making windows 8 partition larger

My diskimage is here: My problem is that I want to make my windows 8 partition larger. More specifically I want to use my Restore partition to enlarge my windows partition by 20GB.I think that ...