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GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions

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How safe is GParted when resizing Linux and Windows partitions?

I want to resize my partitions: I have 3 partitions: Ubuntu 10.04 Windows Seven Ubuntu 11.10 It's booting with the boot installed by the Ubuntu 11.10 version. I want to expand (only expand) all ...
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Why is Disk Utility (Palimpsest) the default and not GParted?

GParted seems to be the more robust and feature-rich application of the two, is there a reason as to why GParted is not installed by default in Ubuntu?
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How long does an ext4 format take?

The USB cable on my Iomega Prestige 1TB hard drive conked out a while back, and I've finally managed to get a new one. I removed the old NTFS file system because I use Windows maybe once a month, and ...
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I cancelled gparted operation ,what to do next?

I cancelled gparted operation by mistake .Now one of the partition became corrupted ,what to next? Should I format it? Data is important to me ;( Edit1: I tried to recover partition using testdisk ...
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Gparted resize of an extended partition fails with error “can't have overlapping partitions”.

I just decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 on my Dell laptop. However I didn't do this manually but instead used the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7" option during the ...
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Help me i can't format my usb? i have already tried with mkdosfs and gparted

I have a MicroSD card in a USB adapter (which plugs into a USB port on my machine, and acts like a USB flash drive). I was using Unetbootin to make this a bootable USB flash drive with Kubuntu. But I ...
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Can I resize my partitions?

The following is a screenshot of my current partitions, shown by gparted: Note that the partitions on the right of /dev/sda3, without labels on them in the figure, are /dev/sda6 (for /home), ...
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Unallocated space, how to resize /home partition?

I removed my Windows OS and now I want to resize my /home partition with that unallocated space. The main problem is that the free space is not under my sda4. How to move it there and then resize my ...
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How can I succesfully merge the two partitions shown using GParted?

This is my current partition map: I am currently running GParted in an Ubuntu 12.04 live environment. I am having trouble finding out how to merge my unallocated space with /dev/sda2. I have heard ...
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Cannot install Windows

I was previously using Ubuntu. Now I need to install Windows. But Windows does not install. What if I click the section, does not accept any. It says on the disc has more than one dynamic unit. A ...
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Gparted will not let my edit and do changes to my partitions

I want to shrink my /dev/sda1 partition but gparted will not let me do any editing and alterations to anything. Note that everything is in gray, so that I cannot edit anything. How can I fix this? I'm ...
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How to delete and/or merge dev/sda5 logical filesystem?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto my primary computer, replacing Ubuntu 11.10. I used the fresh install method, wiping all data off of the HDD and starting from scratch using a flash drive for ...
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swap is only being recognized when trying ubuntu from live CD

I recently increased space and swap space for ubuntu on my laptop. Even though the space got increased, my swap is not being recognized. It is showing as 0 bytes of space. However, interestingly, when ...
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Can I use GParted to repartition my drive in order that I can install Windows 7 on a portion of the drive and have a dual-boot system?

I have used Ubuntu 11.10 successfully for several months. Today, I am installing the 12.04 LTS upgrade. It's been a while since I set up an old Lenovo Thinkpad T60 with Ubuntu. Windows XP was ...
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Gparted can't create partition table

Here's what the problem is. About a day or so ago I used Gparted live cd to create 3 NTFS primary partitions on my external 500 gig Goflex and one extended with 2 logical partitiones. I had planned ...
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Maximizing HDD space on dual boot Fedora 16 and Ubuntu 12.04 system

My question is very specific. In the screenshot here of my GParted, you can see Fedora 16 installed on /dev/sda4 and Ubuntu (with the mount point "/") on /dev/sda6. Partition /dev/sda5 is taking up ...
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Partitions; Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Windows, you name it, how do I do it?

Alright here's what I'm looking for help with. I want to Partition my external Gofelx drive so that I can install 4 OS's on it. Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Windows Seven/8 and another linux distro I know I ...
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Partitioning Issues

So I decided to include my entire HD space of 320GB in the /dev/sda3 partition where I had installed Ubuntu. I was told that it is better to keep some HD space away from the installation partition. ...
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How to switch out a backtrack distro? (Multiple Ideas)

Got myself in a little over my head in partitions. Currently I have an ubuntu 11.10 distro and a backtrack distro on my hard drive. I can't run Diablo 3 on a virtual box successfully, so I made a ...
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not able to create boot partition in grub after resizing ubuntu partition

I booted from the live cd so that I could increase disk space and swap space of my ubuntu partition. Earlier I have windows partition as well but I deleted it and gave space to my ubuntu partition. ...
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Split a partition with GParted

These are my current disk partitions. /yedek is for some personal backup files. As you can see there is only Ubuntu on my PC. I will install Windows, too. Because of this I want to shrink /dev/sda3 ...
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(11.10) Install Windows on Logical/Extended Partition — Dual-Boot

I have 3 Primary/Basic partitions: sda1. Ubuntu 11.10 root drive (40G) sda2. FreeBSD root (20G) sda3. Windows XP root drive(4G) I have a Logical/Extended Partition sda4 of 234GB, divided into 5 disks ...
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GParted doesn't see any partition [closed]

What I am trying to do couldn't be more logical I think. I have a 40gb drive with two partitions, Xp and Ubuntu. I have dual boot, everything boots and works perfectly. I have about 9gb free in the ...
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Does adding an partition in windows harm linux partitions?

I have a dualboot of windows 7 and ubuntu. Now I want to add an extra partition in windows with the internal partition manager. But does this hold any danger for the existing linux partitions? I mean, ...
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How can I add space from unallocated to extended?

I have a 12 GB partition with Linux installed in it, but I started runnung out of space. I tried to use gparted on a CD, but for some reason, I could not add space to the extended partition. This is ...
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ext4 jbd2 journaling active even on empty filesystem

I have been having several issues with my ext4 file-systems that seem to be due to jbd2 journaling. I made a related post here and am rephrasing it with the hope that someone may be able to help. For ...
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error while trying to resize the partition

im running out of space and i tried to resize the partition using g-parted but i got an error: Checking for bad sectors ... Bad cluster: 0x2904636 - 0x2904636 (1) Bad cluster: 0x290526d - ...
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Why can't I mount this partition? [closed]

I have two hard disks (80 Giga ide and 500 Giga sata) and i installed Ubuntu 11.10 in hard disk 80 giga and give for him 20 gigabyte after that he saw all partition in two hard drivers until one I see ...
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Need help with partitioning

I bought a new laptop with no OS and decided to try to Linux (Ubuntu) for the first time in my life. It was a clean install, my laptop had no other OS present in it, not even DOS. While installing, ...
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Unallocated disk space

I had a dual boot-able system with Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian. I wanted to remove debian so I opened GParted and deleted the partition with Debian. After doing so I thought I could simply resize the ...
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why gparted don't open?

When I open Gparted , the icon of Gparted appear near cursor for 1 minute, but after that the icon disappears and gparted didn't open but when I run it on terminal with this instruction sudo ...
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Unable to mount NTFS Partition after resizing

I was having only 15 GB space allocated to LINUX. I wanted to have more space available to linux. So I just re sized one of my ntfs partition using GParted. But after resizing I am not able to open ...
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Increase Windows partition in a working dualboot

I have a dualboot with Precise and Windows 7, and the second partition has less space than the Ubuntu one. The Windows disk is almost full, so, is there a way to 'safely' resize them? Does GParted ...
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Help me!! Extract partition table GPT

English is not my native language, so I apologize. I want to remove the partition table from my hard drive /dev/sdb and then put it on my disk /dev/sda, but when running the following command: sudo ...
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Hard-Drives are not detected by Ubuntu LiveCd or Installation

I'm reposting my question 'cause it seems the previous is alreadt forgotten. I can boot to windows 7 normally. However in Ubuntu - I cannot boot. When using a Ubuntu Live CD, I cannot see my drives ...
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How can I see my files in 2nd partition of hdd?

I'm a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu on my computer yesterday. I choose my 2nd partition of hdd's mount point as /home and format type ext4. Now, I can't see my 2nd partition or can't change ...
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How do I fix up my partitions

I just bought a acer aspire laptop. I wanted to install Ubuntu and dual boot with Windows 7. When i tried to do this, I accidentally deleted my windows partition altogether. I got the recover disks ...
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backup lost but still taking space

I was reinstalling Ubuntu yesterday. While doing so I was looking through my backup copy and accidentally pressed "delete" on one of the folders in the archive.. The computer worked a few hours and ...
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Join unallocated space with GParted

I need to join a 96.47GB partition with 155GB partition with "GParted", without modify /dev/sda1. How can I do it? D: See screenshot of GParted window here Sorry for my poor english, I'm japanese xD
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How to reset all NTFS partitions back to default(Read/Write) state?

I can't copy any file or folder to my NTFS partitions, but i can copy from them to my home. I think that all of them has been changed to read only state after i make changes in some partitions using ...
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Messed up partition table, not recognizible

I managed to mess up the partition table of my main media HDD. gParted cannot recognize it anymore. There's everything I ever had since my first PC. I ran "attempt data recovery" in gParted (it ...
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Install - partitioning problem ('unusable space')

How can I create another partition (to e.g. parallel install a different ubuntu version) with this current partitioning table? After shrinking /dev/sda4 there is only this 'unusable' space?! My ...
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Add space to the previously assigned ubuntu

When I installed Ubuntu with Windows XP I put in a partition of 12 GB and if the installation asked me to assign a space not because I put half (6 GB) and now I want to raise it and have read by HAI ...
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Resize root partition from home partition space (swap in the middle)

I want to resize my root partition using Gparted but before doing it I want to make sure I'm doing it correctly. Here is a screenshot of my GParted: So, my question is: Assuming I launch Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu wrongly warns “Not enough space” which I do have

While I'm trying to install Ubuntu, I get the X about having less than 4.5GB space available. And when I'm trying to look on my hard drive-I cant, i tried normally' throw Gparted and throw disk ...
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How can I increase a partition's size?

On my laptop I have Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 in dual boot mode. I made a partition of 30 GB for Ubuntu but now it's too small and I want to increase this disk size from 32 GB to 100 GB. This is ...
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How to use gparted to resize hdd?

I installed Gparted as I used to in 7.10 and was going to resize my partion when I saw that I can't resize my Ubuntu OS partion. I used to do it in 7.10 to dual-boot with Windows. But I'm locked out ...
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Is it safe to resize home and root partition

I'd like to shrink my root partition as it is 20gb and I only use 5-6 gb. I was going to shrink it with gparted and use the free space for my home partition (root and home partitions are sda6 and sda7 ...
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Repartitioning dual booting Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro configured to dual boot OSX or Ubuntu. Originally, I split the drive evenly between the two, but as I've been using Ubuntu far more heavily, and I'm running out of space on its ...
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How to add more space to my ubuntu 10.04 installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Ubuntu use the entire partition? I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my 64 bit machine using Wubi.Both windows and Ubuntu are installed on the C drive. I have the D ...