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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
770 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
708 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
454 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
749 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
941 views

“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 ...
2
votes
1answer
579 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
12k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
878 views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

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. ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

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: ... ...
0
votes
1answer
506 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
247 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
890 views

Can't shrink Windows Boot NTFS disk: ERROR(5): Could not map attribute 0x80 in inode, Input/output error

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, all updates current as of 7/3/2012 gksudo gparted Shrink /dev/sda2 from 367GB to 307GB GParted 0.11.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Shrink /dev/sda2 from 367.00 GiB to ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Resize/Create a New Partition in GParted

So I've been having some trouble recently with Ubuntu and decided it was time to switch to windows. But I have no ntfs partitions on my hard disk and GParted will not let me resize my one large ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

NTFS file system has become read only after running Gparted

I installed Gparted and all my ntfs file systems have become read-only.I tried the solution given here How to change permissions to the other drives in a hard disk?, using pysdm, but I'm unable to ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Partition resize [duplicate]

I have a dual boot system with C: drive with windows 227 GB E: drive in windows 185 GB Ext4 Ubuntu - 38 GB Linux swap - 4 GB I want to decrease the space from E: drive from 185 GB to say about ...
16
votes
4answers
43k views

Partition does not start on physical sector boundary?

I've one HD on my laptop, with two partitions (one ext3 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and one swap). fdisk is giving me a Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary warning. What is the ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Update GRUB to reflect changed partition location

I currently have 3 partitions: Windows, Ubuntu, and swap. I want to move my windows partition by about 20GB. When I try to do this in GParted, it tells me that this will mess up GRUB, and that there ...
5
votes
6answers
10k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
888 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
7k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

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), ...
5
votes
1answer
16k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
16k views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
364 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
230 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
426 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
521 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
431 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
184 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
249 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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. ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

(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 ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
78 views

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, ...
1
vote
2answers
11k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
299 views

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 - ...
1
vote
0answers
3k views

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 ...