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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 ...
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I have lost partition table for my USB Flash drive

I working on Ubuntu 11.10 I have used GParted for formatting my pendrive (2 GB) but unfortunately I have lost the partition table for it. I unable create it using GParted . How do I create a new ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Low Disk Space

I started to receive "Low Disk Space" message on my Ubuntu Oneiric 11.04 few days ago. With GParted I see that my /dev/sda1 where is system is only 1,17 Gb! and this is obviously not enough. I have 3 ...
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Why can't I copy files to a USB drive partitioned by GParted?

I just formatted a brand-new USB external hard drive with a single ext4 partition using GParted. I want to back up my files so I can do a fresh install of Oneric on my only machine. Natty mounted the ...
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Is it possible to use an Ubuntu Live CD and run GParted to partition a my HDD (including the partition that is usually mounted on a given system)?

I'm encountering a problem with my HDD's partitions and can't resize it. I've described my problem and my system here: GParted 0.3 encounters problem with file system and won't resize partition. ...
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GParted 0.3 encounters problem with file system and won't resize partition [closed]

I tried using a GParted 0.3 startup disk to resize my partition in order to create a swap partition (I had deleted it as I thought it an unneeded use of hd space, now I need it to use hibernation ...
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Screensaver / screen off During gparted [closed]

I have a dual-boot setup on my PC and I wanted to change the size of the partitions, to slowly migrate to use linux as my main OS with windows as secondary. Before starting GParted I ran chkdist /f ...
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Installer don't detect any partition on drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't use a particular partition for Ubuntu installation I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 x64 on my system (MSI P67A-C43 B.3) and a Western Digital 1,5TB SATA2 ...
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Cannot resize External 500 Gb HDD

Im trying to rezize my external 500gb portable hdd but i cant... i get the follwing in gparted GParted 0.8.1 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Shrink /dev/sdb1 from 465.73 GiB to 444.31 GiB ...
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Unable to format miniSD card

I have a 2GB mini-SD card that I am trying to format. The drive is currently formatted for use with a PandaBoard. It has 2 partitions - 1 x FAT32 - 1 x ext3 Usually, I unmount the partitions then ...
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Formatting USB stick with 11.10 is unreadable with Windows 7

If I format a USB stick (any) on my Ubuntu 11.10 system, they are unreadable with my Windows 7 system. I have tried both NTFS & FAT but Windows refuses to see the drive as having been formatted ...
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Did not align when using gparted - will I be fine?

I run a dual-boot (windows XP on ntfs + ubuntu 10.04 on ext3) on a crappy 6 year old laptop. Today I wanted to shread 8gb or so off the right end of my XP partition and give it to ubuntu. I ended up ...
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How to partition a Advanced Disk HDD properly using Gparted or similar

I have one of these fancy hard drives that use the "revolutionary" Advanced Disk format. I partitioned my HDD for Ubuntu 11.10 from scratch and checked with Ubuntu's disk utility for errors. However, ...
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Instructions to mount an internal hard drive?

How do you mount an internal hard drive? I have a 500GB internal hard drive that has both linux and windows 7. Upon booting up I decide which one to use. My windows 7 OS has a user, which requires ...
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How can I resize NTFS partition in GParted?

My family PC has Windows Vista and lately it has became unusable, having strange errors and taking hours to do anything at all, so I'm installing Ubuntu 11.10 alongside it. I went into GParted to ...
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Need to move my swap partition to let my root partition grow. How?

I have a Virtual Box Ubuntu guest and i need to have more space on my disk (actually it's 8 gb). I have already increased the space allocated for the VDI to 16 gb. Now with GParted Live i'm trying ...
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Is the “partition is misaligned error” legit? how should I handle? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “the partition is misaligned” error in Disk Utility - should I repartition? I just migrated to a new 750GB Seagate Momentus drive on my Thinkpad X201. I'd ...
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Recovering a lost file system off a hard drive?

I was repartioning my hard drive, and I was in the process of moving a partition left and resizing it, when I accidentally hit the "Cancel" button. While the partition itself was already resized, the ...
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Advice on Moving Partitions with Gparted After Cloning Drive to a larger one

I recently cloned my hard drive to a new one with an additional 250GB of space (232GiB per Gparted). This has left 232 GiB of unallocated space at the end of the drive that I would like to ...
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How do I resize root partition?

I have a dual boot setup with Ubuntu and Windows 7. I need to shrink my root Ubuntu volume in order to get some free space to create a new partition. Are there any Windows based tools that will do ...
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What GPARTED alternatives are available?

What is a good partitioning tool for Ubuntu 10.X as an alternative to GPARTED? I haven't been able to find one that is easy to use. A commercial product is OK if necessary for ease of use.
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GParted shows “unallocated” on my sda drive (parallel boot with Win XP)

This question is similar to others, but none of the answers was conclusive for my case. I have Windows XP installed on my laptop by default and later on I installed ubuntu 10.10. Grub2 is my ...
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18 billion GB extended partition showing in GParted - how was this done?

And what does it mean - exactly? And - although I strongly suspect it's not the drive's fault and also that there isn't one - anyone know how to return drives to their original geometric state ...
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How can I quickly copy a GPT partition scheme from one hard drive to another?

On a non GPT partition table I can do sfdisk -d /dev/sda | sfdisk /dev/sdb. But sfdisk doesn't support GPT partition tables. What can I use instead? I'm looking for a one or two command solution, ...
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Recommended dual-boot partitioning for Eee PC 1015PX-MU17

My younger brother has a brand-new Asus Eee PC netbook that we'd like to dual-boot Windows 7 Starter (already installed) with Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS. I created a 32-bit LiveUSB and booted it up after some ...
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GParted black screen after waking up

I am running GParted with a live CD 11.04. Since it's a long job the screen goes into power save mode. When I move the mouse the screen comes back but the display is black and the cursor looks like ...
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How do I repartition with GParted? [duplicate]

I wanted to create more space for Ubuntu on my hard disk in favor of my Windows partition. I booted the livecd and resized the NTFS partition to 100 GB. Then I wanted to resize my Ubuntu (ext4) ...
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External HDD shows up in /dev/, but inaccessible via [g]parted

I have an external 80G hard drive, connected with USB. I've used this for multiple things in the past, including running an Ubuntu OS off it (I know, bad idea). In any case, it came unplugged while I ...
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ext4 partition size / free space discrepancies

While creating a 250GiB backup partition for my data, I have noticed lots of discrepancies between reported partition size and free space in Nautilus, gParted, df, tune2fs, etc. At first I thought it ...
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How to mount partition permanently?

I am using Ubuntu Minimal + LXDE. I am wondering how can I auto-mount a partition (internal) on boot automatically. Currently I do something like mount /dev/sda3 /works But I want it to be ...
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How to remove an “Unallocated” partition

I had Windows partition on my hard drive, but I uninstalled Vista, so I no longer need it. I'm guessing I need to log in with a Live CD, but when running Drive Utility and GParted on the CD, it showed ...
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Wanting to understand LVM & the default setup

From what I understand LVM allows me to resized and moved around almost at will ~ from here Then I thought, with the usual partitions, I can also resize them? Perhaps with LVM I can have 1 ...
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gparted can't see partitions on an Acer Extensa 5420 laptop

I tried to install Ubuntu on my Acer Extensa 5420 laptop. At the point where Gparted should allow me to select partitions I could not see my Windows partitions with Vista and XP installed on them. It ...
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Windows XP can't access NTFS partitions created with gparted

First, I know this may be just an issue with Windows, but I guess people on the Ubuntu/Linux side may know this kind of issue better. I just did a full system reinstall with new partitioning. I first ...
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Shrink NTFS Windows 7 Partition with GParted [duplicate]

I am running a dual-boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10. Initially I allocated about 20GB for my Ubuntu partition; however, I quickly ran out of that space and am now looking to expand my ...
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Why is my storage partition xxGB, when Disk Utility, and Gparted say otherwise?

I created an ext4 partition to back-up my files to, and partitioned it for 102GB in Gparted using a live USB. After I booted into Ubuntu, I opened Disk Utility, and it said that the partition was ...
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How can I resize my partition?

There are a few other questions here with a similar title, I followed the steps in each one but I'm still unable to resize my Ubuntu 11.04 partition using Gparted. When I right click on sda1, and ...
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Problem mounting Drive

I asked this question earlier. I opted for mearging the Ubuntu partition with the free partition, since I was not sure with the size for /home. Thing went bad GRUB got corrupted, may be because ...
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Increasing ubuntu partition space

I have a laptop configured with dual boot (Ubuntu and win7). Partition in which Ubuntu in installed is running out of space(alloted only 15 GB space earlier).I want to use one of my empty partition ...
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How do I access an NTFS storage partition?

I upgraded to 11.4 beta (absolutely fantastic) on Asus EEE pc 1005ha. I have a NTFS storage parition (/dev/sda4) visible by gparted. However, I cannot access it via Ubuntu. Any tips or ideas?
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Ubuntu and Windows together

I have Ubuntu and Windows installed together. I want to reinstall Ubuntu but I need to add some space from Windows D: disk. Is there any chance in losing data and if not please give me instructions. ...
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Purging unused Ubuntu partition

I installed Ubuntu, on my work PC, a couple a years ago(2007?) on a separate partition. Typical setup that comes with the installation CD. The primary partition has WinXP. Due to new policies (and ...