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How can I resize an external USB NTFS partition?

I have a new USB drive which came with a single NTFS partition. How can I shrink that so that I can create an ext4 partition? gparted does not seem to have the "Resize" option highlighted. Update: ...
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Increase the /home partition without losing the data

I have a 320 GB harddrive with three partitions / , /home and swap. What I want to do is change the size of swap which now is 8 GB to 5 GB and append that 3 GB to my /home partition. I have searched ...
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What is the recommended partition set up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's your recommendation on drive partitioning schemes for a desktop and home server? Hi all, I was surfing and I noticed a page talking about a separate ...
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The partition table is corrupt

I have a corrupt the partition table on the laptop that is running Ubuntu 10.4. Before the partition table was corrupt I had the following partitions: 2 primary partitions: 1st - NTFS 2nd - Extended ...
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Format of extended partition?

I would like to understand format of extended partition (EBR) meaning exact bit positions and locations of data blocks describing meta info about the following and (probably) the next partition. ...
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Which numbers does fdisk show?

I have run sudo fdisk -l and have got the following information: Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 ...
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Recovering Grub [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? Are there some resources that could help me recover from Grub2 problems? I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 on my hard disk. I had Grub2 as ...
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Unallocated space with important data

I used GParted to convert a primary partition to extended one after copying the data to another partition. After having the extended partition I moved the data back. To my utter shock after a restart ...
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Gparted can't create ext3 or ext4 partitions

I have a 60Gb drive in a Dell Latitude D600. It all started with trying to install 10.10 as a dual boot. First installation failed at the partitioning stage, next I tried manual partition that also ...
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Can I use gparted to resize a Truecrypt-encrypted partition?

I have an external drive with two partitions - one encrypted, the other not so. I'd like to move all the data to the encrypted partition, and then resize it to take up the whole drive. If I use ...
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Is it safe to resize root partition?

My HDD is partitioned into two equal sized partitions. First is being used for Windows and Second for Ubuntu. Everything is working fine. But now I want to remove Windows and use the disk completely ...
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How do I fix the Gparted message : Error while reading block at sector xxx?

When I tried to move one of my partitions, I got some error messages. Here are some extracts: Move /dev/sda7 to the left 00:05:09 ( ERROR ) (...) check file system on /dev/sda7 for errors and ...
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Gparted not working in live CD (usb)

Using ubuntu 10.10 live usb. When atempting to open gparted (sudo gparted in a terminal), its window gets stuck a few seconds and disappears (i noticed that it closes when it's searching for /dev/sda/ ...
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How can I expand a partition into non adjacent free space using GParted?

My dual-boot machine has partitions as follows: sda1 50 GB NTFS sda2 15 GB unallocated sda3 20 GB ext3 sda4 20 GB ext4 I would like to allocate the unused space on sda2 to my Ubuntu partition on ...
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What is the proper way to Windows 7/Ubuntu 10.10 Dual-Triple Boot Partitioning for Laptop OEM?

Hi Linux Community, I find my self struggling with the slowness of windows OS once again. It's Time to change with the Ubuntu 10.10 64bit for I like to use a faster Operating System. My Hard Disk ...
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How do I resize my current ubuntu partition? [duplicate]

I've got Ubuntu 10.10 installed to use my whole hard-disk, but would like to use the 130GB of free space I've got to create a new partition and do some development on Unity and Natty. Can I use ...
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Expanding your home directory size

I would like to copy or expand my /home directory ... All tutorials talks about moving the home directory from a partition to another but the problem that I only have one partition that was more than ...
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Encrypting a non-linux partition with LUKS

I have a non-Linux partition I want to encrypt with LUKS. The goal is to be able to store it by itself on a device without Linux and access it from the device when needed with an Ubuntu Live CD. I ...
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Add unallocated space to extended partitions

In a PC where I need to install Ubuntu, I have the following disk partitions from the left side of partition table as of now: NTFS - Primary windows vista Extended - 3 Nos. all NTFS - middle one ...
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Why can't I create a partition table on my USB flash drive using GParted?

I have a blank USB flash drive I want to put a new filesystem on. If I try adding a new partition it complains "No partition table found on device /dev/sdc". Creating a msdos partition table seems to ...
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How to format btrfs partition?

How to format spare disk space to btrfs filesystem? I can't see btrfs in format dialog neither in gparted, nor in Disk Utility. Only Fat,ext2,ext3,ext4 etc.
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Disk is full after runing gparted?

I have around a 150gb hard drive that I had fully allocated to Ubuntu 10.10. I fired up the gparted live cd and reduced it by 47gb for a small ntfs partition for Windows. When it was completed, I ...
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Is gparted a good tool for resizing an NTFS partition?

I have a dual-boot setup. (Ubuntu / Vista) I need to shrink the partition that Vista is installed on. (It's an NTFS partition.) I tried using Vista's own disk manager, but it didn't work. I heard ...