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Installing Ubuntu: Dual-boot repartition exisiting Windows 7

I have been using Ubuntu for 5 years now and had no problem with dual-booting with Windows XP. I got a new laptop with preinstalled Windows 7 partitions. The problem is that although there are plenty ...
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/dev/sda2 contains a filesystem with error after partitioning (updated)

I just wanted to create a separate home partition on my Ubuntu 12.10 system. I booted the liveDVD, resized the sda2 partition (28gb of data resized to 30gb based on MiB [originally on a 100gb ...
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How to modify partitions after install?

I wanted to have Ubuntu with full disk encryption on one big partition, and Windows on a small one. In 12.04, only the Server Edition installer has full disk encryption, so I used that and then ...
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What are the implications of two drives being extended in gparted?

The above is the configuration of my partitioning system in gparted. Windows is on sda1. Ubuntu is on sda6. I want to use unetbootin to install another Linux on sda5. My question is: Why are sda5 ...
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GPT partition table problem: Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

I hope you guys will help me get through this situation I have gotten myself into. I bought a new samsung ultra book running windows 8. I knew going into the purchase that I wanted to ditch windows ...
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can't resize lvm-p2 boot partition, even from live cd

I've got a MacBook Pro (late 2011). I just bought a 1TB HDD to replace the original 500GB. My plan was to partition the 1TB in half and let one side be Ubuntu and the other OS X (until I can ...
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Which filesystem should I use?

I recently formatted my drive and now it appears as unallocated space in gparted. I want to use the drive for all my files, steam and game installation, to keep my SSD as empty as possible. What ...
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how to modify size of swap with a lvm partition?

I'm trying to add/modify a swap partition on my LVM-formatted hard disk by using GParted from a LiveCD. I only see one big partition taking up the whole disk. Is there a hidden swap? Does an ...
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Unable to install software through Ubuntu Sotware Centre on Ubuntu 9.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I tried to install gparted through USC and an error showed up "installArchive()failed:". Trying to ...
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Error in Using Gparted to add Unallocated space

I'm trying to Add Unallocated space to my Ubuntu partition which is inside an extended partition. i get this error: GParted 0.12.1 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Move /dev/sda3 to the left ...
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Error on attempting to move and shrink an Ubuntu partition using GParted

I like to add the unallocated space to the NTFS /dev/sda2 partition. However I get following error when I move /dev/sda3 to the right, so that unallocated space can be added to /dev/sda2. I am dual ...
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GParted is stuck on “shrink file system” (hfs+)

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.10 on am mac book pro 8.2 as a dual boot. After disabling journaling on the mac hfs+ partition, I booted from the ubuntu mac cd and started gparted. There, I resized ...
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How can i use the unused space in my HDD and restore it back to original form ?? does Gparted tool help?

I installed a couple of Ubuntu versions previously only to be deleted or unused leaving the allocated space they used haunted.Using a tool like GParted how can I merge all those pieces into my ...
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Expand/extend disk space in Ubuntu 10.04 in VMware ESX

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 in an VMware ESX environment, and I need to add disk space to the primary partition. I added the disk space in ESX, and the Ubuntu VM sees it as unallocated space. When I ...
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Resizing my ubuntu ext4 partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resize partition with GParted I want to resize my ubuntu sda5 partition (basically merge it with the unallocated 87 GB space). but the Resize/move option for sda5 is not ...
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Recover partition after GParted resizing interrupted by unexpected shutdown

As I was resizing my partitions using GParted, my laptop battery ran out, and the process was interrupted. Now, I am unable to mount the partition which I was trying to resize. I get the following ...
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Can't format / delete locked partition from gparted?

I can't format my hard disk for Ubuntu installation. It has Fedora installed in it. I wonder how to unlock the locked partition to delete and format it, since I am stuck at installing Ubuntu. I am now ...
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GParted 'NTFS signature missing' when creating new swap partition [closed]

I followed the instructions in this thread to create a new swap partition post-installation. My /var/tmp/fstab file currently has the following in it: /host/ubuntu/disks/swap.disk none swap ...
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How to create a partition in Gparted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resize partition with GParted How to install Windows 7 after Ubuntu and dual boot? How should I create a partition in GParted so I can install Windows Vista/8 on it? ...
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Reason why Windows can't be installed on Ubuntu , Any Help though? [closed]

Well I got my Windows Vista .iso file , I put it on my USB Drive , Extracted , Then I restarted and went to "Boot Device Options" Clicked "Generic USB" (What I labeled when I formatted) Then it stood ...
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Trying to copy an ext4 partition that has errors on it, to a new disk

I have a linux installation in a 50GB partition, on an old 80GB sata disk that is starting to show some errors in it's SMART status, and also, it's an old slow disk. So I want to copy it to a newer ...
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How can I create a 4TB partition on my software RAID5 device?

I have set up a RAID5 device with three 2TB hard drives using mdadm. The device was successfully created, but I cannot seem to create a partition on the device. When I try to make an ext3 or ext4 ...
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Use the unallocated space to expand Windows (Ntfs Partition)

Here is a screenshot of what i see in Gparted.. What can i do to expand my ntfs with that 20gb unallocated space? I see no available options when i right click the unallocated space..
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Full internal harddrive converted to ext4 file system, how to install Windows back again? [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 installed on my laptop, with hard drive partitioned. I installed Ubuntu formatting the drive as it didn't detect I had Windows 7 too already. It installed correctly, but now when I'm ...
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Zero bytes on home partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t Ubuntu see any free space? I decided to replace the hard drive on my machine running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS . After using the new hard drive for a few days, I ...
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GParted wont resize extended partitions

I have dual booted windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have decided that I need more space on my Ubuntu partition. I used gparted on a Live CD to shrink my Windows 7 partition (/dev/sda3) but when i ...
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Upgrades: Should I stay on the Ubuntu Treadmill? [closed]

OK, so I am a deadbeat. I just upgraded Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. (I suspect now to have LTS I cannot have installed any packages from outside the core supported in LTS). I did this only last week, the ...
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Problems with disk partitions?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Windows. Now I want to resize my Home Drive(i.e. /dev/sda7). When I try to move my NTFS partitions GParted(ver: 0.11.0) says that "Can't have overlapping partitions". ...
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creating extended partition

this is my current hard disk status(Running linux Mint LIVE CD) i have- Ubuntu 12.04 on 206 GB partition at dev/sda1. dev/sda2 system reserved. Windows 7 on 90GB partition at dev/sda3 ...
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How to make my newly created secondary partition accessible?

I have decided to reinstall my Lubuntu OS and to split on the occasion my partition so as to have a secondary one where long-time files would be stored. I guess what I wanted followed a logic that was ...
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How to show Windows System Reserved partition using Ubuntu live dvd?

All questions in this site ask how to "hide"! I want to fix my boot (fix mrb wont work, I have GPT Disk) by changing some files at Windows System Reserved. GParted shows the following partitions (but ...
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How do I check whether I am using LVM?

I installed Ubuntu by choosing the option "Something else" at the step called "Allocate drive space" of the installer. Then I created my own partition table. Now that Ubuntu is installed, can I check ...
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Gparted resize failed, can't restore superblock

I tried to resize my data partition with gparted, from a ubuntu 12.04 live usb. I then accidentally closed my laptop screen, which caused ubuntu to hibernate. After I tried to get it back up, the ...
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My Asus Netbook, Model 900HD XP Won't Let me Resize The HD

I can get "Gparted:" to open up, but nothing in the window responds as though the Netbook is protecting its' HD, as HAL did in 2001/2010, a Space Odyssey>>LOL. Any idea why
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How to fix file system's CHS geometry?

I'm trying to check FAT16 file system with GParted and the check fails with the following message: The file system's CHS geometry is (484, 16383, 63) is invalid. The partition table's CHS geometry ...
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gparted doesn't start when I click gparted icon

I am using ubuntu 12.04 and I have noticed that sometimes application doesn't start even after clicking the icon, what might be the problem. For example when I try to open Gparted through the unity ...
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Copying root partition and /home to a new larger hard drive

I am getting a larger hard drive and would like to copy root directory to it. The partition for root is 20G. I would like to make it larger on the new drive. I also would like to copy /home to a ...
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Merge unallocated partitions

So my disk ended up being partitioned like this (in order): System reserved (100MB) Windows 7 (NTFS, 500GB) Ubuntu (ext4, 100GB) Swap (4GB) Unallocated Space (400GB) Unfortunately, the ...
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Why doesn't Gparted show my USB stick?

I have a new 16 GB kingston flash pen that I cannot format Gparted doesn't seem to see it It has some windows exe and files on it In do not have the format option as described here for ...
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How can I resize an LVM partition? (i.e: physical volume)

I want to shrink my second (LVM) partition, in order to create a new partition in the newly freed space. I am using the Live CD to do so, because I know I can't resize/move this partition while it is ...
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Read-only filesystem

I've resized a partition (ext4) from a Live CD with GParted, and after reboot it says that the file system is read-only. I've rebooted again from the CD and checked it with GParted with no errors. ...
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Gparted: creating a new logical partition

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7 on my computer. I would create a new logical partition, and when I run sudo fdisk -l I get: Dispositivo Boot Start End Blocks Id ...
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Can't have overlapping partitions

I have a machine running ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 on dual boot. I created a ntfs partition to do easy switching but as there were only 4 partition possible, I unknowingly deleted system reserved ...
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Gparted funkiness - won't recognize 1TB, full-hdd /home partition, but recognizes ext4 and /home label

I have a 1TB SATA hard disk from my old desktop, and the entire thing is an ext4 /home partition (/, /boot, and swap were all on another hdd). It is now in a USB2 enclosure and I want to use it to ...
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Making A Partition with Gparted - Unmount?

I need to create some space to that I can dual-boot with Windows. Looking at Gparted, it seems that to do that, I need to unmount my /dev/sda1 which contains my Ubuntu system. While searching online, ...
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Google Chrome causing file system to mount as read only

So disclaimer, I am using Lubuntu 12.04 but I'm almost certain it shouldn't make any difference. Earlier this week I resized my lubuntu partition on my harddrive with GParted to be 25 GBs smaller, ...
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How can I create a partition without the usage of Live CD nor USB?

Translation Is it possible to create a partition when using the system? When I try to do it on GParted, it seems that the options are disabled because of the disk is mounted and it cannot be ...
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Having issues using fdisk and GParted with Lexar 64GB USB, but reading and writing is fine

I have recently bought a new 64GB Lexar USB with the long model name of LJDV10-64G-000-106, and I am having issues partitioning it. I am able to mount, read and write to the USB without any issues but ...
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how to convert free space to a ntfs partition

I have xp on my first hard drive and I installed ubuntu 12.04 onto a second hard drive drive. I left some unallocated space on that second drive that I would like to convert to a ntfs partition. Using ...
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How do I format or partition a read-only USB drive?

Whenever I try formatting my Sandisk Cruzer Glide 16GB, I get this error message on Gparted. GParted 0.11.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Create Primary Partition #1 (ntfs, 14.42 GiB) on ...