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where should I install windows?

here is a picture of "GParted". Where should I install windows (which partition?)? It's SDA1? I'm not sure because there are 20gb in use and I don't know why. It's possible that's the older ...
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Want to take several partitions and create one big one in GParted

Basically, I have this mess of partitions and unallocated space on my hard drive, I'd like to take every one except for /dev/sda1 (Windows 7) and create one big partition I can re-install Ubuntu on. ...
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How do I upgrade Ubuntu on a partition using an iso image?

I've searched through some answers here, and while one was marked as a duplicate, it specifically dealt with an apt upgrade, so I don't think it applies to my question. Currently I have 12.10 on my ...
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Does Ubuntu have gparted included?

As the title suggests, I need a live distro that has gparted included to work on some hard drive partitions.
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Screwed up partitions

I'm using an iMac Using ubuntu, I made a bootable gparted usb (via unetbootin) to partition my hard drive. I reduced the size of my ubuntu partition and added two hfs+ primary partitions. Now, even ...
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How to increase size of partition to take up unallocated space

I have a Ubuntu installation(sda3) with unallocated space that I want to use to use to increase the space of sda5 on the following picture: The only problem is I cant resize it, gparted says im ...
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resize non-adjacent partitions?

I have a dual boot with three main partitions, one each for Ubuntu, Windows, and my files. I want to make the one with Windows ("OS") a bit larger, which would have to be at the expense of the one ...
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How to migrate Ubuntu/Windows 7 dualboot from HDD to HDD+SSD without reinstall?

I have a working dual-boot setup (Ubuntu 12.10 and Win7) on my laptop. I got a 320GB HDD with partitions for /, /home, swap, winsys and a big windata partition. There's more than 250GB space occupied ...
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Updated PPA for Gparted

I am looking for a PPA that has an updated version of GPARTED. The one in the official repositories is very old (Version 0.12.1). Since then, there has been 10 new versions. The last one was the 0.16 ...
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Repartition HDD to give Ubuntu more space

My Laptop came installed with Windows 7 and 320 GB of hard drive space. A few weeks ago I decided to try Ubuntu for a change, and created a 30GB partition for it. Now, I want to give more space for ...
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What to do when GParted tells me: ERROR: NTFS is inconsistent?

I bought a Seagate Expansion 1TB Drive few month's ago. It was working smooth until 3 to 4 days ago, when this problem struck me. I plugged it to my laptop in Windows 7 (I have Dual Boot, Ubuntu ...
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Shrink extended partition containing lvm

I have been bashing my head against the wall, regretting ever having opted into using LVM. I need to shrink the 75GB /dev/sda2/ to make room for a new OS installation. To do this, I need to shrink ...
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Toshiba Satellite ubuntu wants to use entire disk

Trying to install Ubuntu on a new Toshiba Satellite Pro C850. When trying to install 12.04.2 but it wants to over write the entire disk . . . ditching Windows 8 completely. Is the only way to dual ...
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Ominous “8.5 GB Volume” on MomentusXT under 12.10

I'm looking for people who also have their Ubunutu/Linux running on a MomentusXT ST750LX003. A partitiion/volume is shown to me that I can't mount, nor really place where it comes from. It is ...
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How to unlock partition in Gparted? [duplicate]

Im new in using Ubuntu and I cant seem to make any partitions for a new dual boot OS and the swap file or for any other matter i would want to use the partition because the drive is locked. I have ...
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Recommended dual boot partitioning for Asus N56VM s4089V Windows 7 64bit

Being brand new to this, although I've done alot of research, I would like confirmation that what I want to do is achievable with the current disk partition I have on my laptop. Current set up via ...
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How can I speed up a partition resize using gparted?

Shrinking and expanding partition using gparted in old versions of ubuntu was very fast. Moving a partition was the only time-consuming task and the time depend on size of partition. In new versions ...
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Need to expand /boot partition but not sure if I can

So I've been having some trouble installing updates lately because my boot partition has run out of space. I did some research to try and find the best way to expand the partition, but after looking ...
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Testdisk or gpart for recovering lost partitions? [closed]

Well, my problem is that I was trying to make a Windows XP installer for a USB Flash Drive using WinToFlash. But when it was in the process of formatting the usb, a BSOD occurred and my PC can't boot ...
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Can't resize main partition in Xubuntu [closed]

I did a clean install of Xubuntu that takes up the entire HDD. Now I want to install BackTrack 5 on another partition. I have tried Gparted both in Xubuntu and running Gparted live booting from a ...
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How to merge an unallocated partition with an extended partition?

How can I merge an unallocated partition with an extended partition ? I'm having trouble moving this unallocated space to the Linux portion. Here is my partition space:
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Remove lvm to install Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu. However I have an lvm on the drive I want to install Ubuntu on. Gparted cannot remove the lvm which is /dev/sda6. How can I remove the lvm to instal lvm over it?
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How do I Install Lubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive (the full installation)?

I want to install Lubuntu on my 32GB flash drive, but I don't know how. I know a little bit about partitioning. When I go into GParted, my USB drive comes up as /dev/sdb. I already wiped it ...
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How to get rid of a zero-size invisible partition left after deleting Windows boot partition

Computers sold with pre-installed Windows 7 have a small "System Reserved" boot partition at the beginning of the disk which is not really necessary as Windows can boot alone or alongside Ubuntu ...
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Resize partitions | gparted | swapoff fail

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside winxp on my laptop. I'm trying to resize partitions (shrink winxp - enlarge ubuntu) running Gparted from LiveUSB. I read that I have to swapoff the linux-swap ...
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What are the consequences laptop running out power while GParted is running?

I was fixing my partition with GParted and it seemed to work well. But, my laptop suddenly ran out of power and I didn't realize it, then it turned off while GParted was still running which was at ...
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Unable to Extend Ubuntu Partition Size

I'm trying to increase the size of my Ubuntu partition. My partitions, overall, are sort of a mess. I don't know what the System Reserved /sda1 partition is, but I figure that's something to do with ...
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How to make main partition larger?

I'm running Linux through VirtualBox on Windows 7. When I created the virtual hard drive I only used the default size which is 8 GB. I was able to resize the virtual hard drive to 40 GB but in Linux ...
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“Installation Type” options

I am trying to install ubuntu onto my external drive via liveUSB.I created three parts called root,swap and home by using GParted.Now it time to install Ubuntu .I came to "Installation Type" window.I ...
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Is it important which comes first ,root or swap partition on my external drive?

I am trying to creat root , swap and home partition in order to install ubuntu onto my external hard drive.I use the program called Gparted. But some people say first section must be root ,other say ...
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How to resize Ubuntu partition with unallocated space w/GParted & LiveCD

I currently have one hard drive with 3 partitions and 2 partitions of unallocated space. I am dual booting Windows 7 (1 partition) and another partition for Ubuntu 12.04. I'm using Gparted and ...
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How to add a space from outside an extended partition to a logical partition contained in the extended partition?

First, my partitioning looks like so: I do not like how it looks, and am not sure how I came up with that extended partition sda3[**] which I do not need, but it did not bother me initially, ...
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Gparted found problems when “checking” both primary partitions. How to fix?

I am using Gparted (from Ubuntu Live CD) to enlarge my Win Vista and shrink my Ubuntu 9.04 partitions. Reports of "check" process on each partition are here: Vista partition: Ubuntu partition: ...
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How to extend Ubuntu partation size?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 64BIT under my laptop, Asus K53E-B. Its hard disk drive volume 640GB. I have 3 operation systems: Windows 7, Windows 8 (I just wanted try it), and Ubuntu 12.10. I don't know ...
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Problem with resized partition

I have Ubuntu 12.10. I resized my sda5 from about 71GB to 43GB using gparted, I didn't get any errors. After restarting my computer, sda5 is gone both from Ubuntu and Windows (it was D: partition) and ...
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How to copy /sda3 to /sda1? UUID's can't be similar

/dev/sda is a 400 gig drive. It's partitions WERE: /sda1 - Windows boot partition (100 meg); /sda2 Windows "C:\" (68 gig); /sda3 is Linux boot partition; /sda5 is /home partition; /sda6 is linux-swap. ...
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Partitioning on GPARTED

I have tried over and over to partition my hard disk in a way so that every time I have to reinstall ubuntu, I wouldnt have to copy my data to an external device. I have followed all the possible ...
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I deleted swap partition, what more I should do?

Well I deleted my swap partition using gparted just because I needed one more primary partition and the swap was the 4th, that is the maximum number of primary partitions. I think I don't need it ...
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How to shrink Ubuntu LVM logical and physical volumes?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 as the only OS on my system. I told Ubuntu to overwrite everything as I was in a hurry, hence I only have the two partitions Ubuntu creates, the Boot Partition of a ...
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Why can't I Resize/Move in GParted?

I have a 12.04 LTS system running on my PC with a 320 GB hard drive. Unfortunately, I need to use Windows 7 in my lab. I tried doing this using a virtual machine (VirtualBox and VMware) but it was ...
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Unable to Merge Win7 Partition with Unallocated Space Released from Xubuntu

Please see the current partitions in Gparted below [edit - I wasn't allowed to post an image, I just posted the output of fdisk -l], I have moved & resized my Xubuntu partition in order to ...
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How can I get rid of 1mb of unallocated space at the end of this table? (Gparted - see screenshot)

I can't seem to find a way to extend or move this 1mb, but it's really bugging me.
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Cannot increase Ubuntu partition with GParted. Maximum size

Before I started this, I went into Windows 8 and reduced it's size to allow roughly 10GB of unallocated data. I want to increase Ubuntu 12.10's partition to fill that void. I ran Ubuntu (Trial) from ...
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Does Gparted do a True Bit by Bit partition copy

I know this isn't ubuntu specific but since it's linux I was hoping somebody here could answer this question, since I used the 6 questions a day limit on superuser. Does gparted do a true partition ...
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Partitions unlocked from Unity launcher show up again after starting gparted

I'm on Ubuntu 12.10 and dual boot. I have put the Windows partitions to the launcher blacklist so that they won't show up there (via "unlock from launcher" option). These partitions will then appear ...
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PC is not detecting any boot drive. How to fix this?

I used gparted to shrink the swap space and add it to the drive that had Ubuntu installed in it from Live boot. After doing so, I restarted the computer and then found a black screen saying just this: ...
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Nautilus doesn't see free space but GParted does

I've recently moved my system partition in order to install some Windows and now Nautilus reports 0 free space at /home partition (and the total size seems to be incorrect as well) but there are 17 ...
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Will converting my first partition to EXT4 make me lose boot info?

I recently switched from Windows to Lubuntu as my sole OS. My filesystem now has a NTFS partition with all my data (which I now would like to convert to EXT4), a EXT4 partition with Lubuntu on it and ...
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How can I assign space from a logical partition to a primary one (to resize the primary)

I have the following situation: . I want to resize the ntfs partition. Specifically I want to add it 15 GB. What is the best sequence of steps to do? The output from sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda and ...
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Why am I unable to do anything with my extended partition?

I have an extended 52-gigs partition that I can't seem to see from Linux, I can't mount it, delete it nor format it. How can I reclaim that drive back, I want the space. I manually installed my ...