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How to fix Unknown Partition in GParted

This problem happened when I try to resize my /dev/sda2 size (from 35 to 20 GB) and move the free space to /dev/sda5 (data) using GParted. Unfortunately the GParted is force closed. When I tried to ...
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can't resize my root partition /dev/sda1 [duplicate]

I want to resize my /dev/sda1 but the resize/move is disabled.
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How to use GPARTED in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have an OwnCloud server running on Ubuntu 14.04, I downloaded OwnCloud's ISO to mount it into VMware Workstation but it only has 40gb dedicated to it so I expanded it to 100gb in the VM settings but ...
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Combine partitions in GParted after removing Windows from dual boot

Hello guys! I've just removed Windows 10 from my PC so now I am only with Ubuntu (Elementary OS). Everything is working just fine, but now I want to expand my Linux partition to take all the space ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 installation and GParted fails to recognize windows partitions. Need help determining cause of this [duplicate]

I have tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 using a live USB, but GParted and the Ubuntu installation screen does not list any partitions (only lists the drives as sda, sdb, and sdc) and shows my 2 SSDs ...
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only 96GB of ~750GB after mounting to /home/…?

I got a 800 GB partition out of a 3 TB HDD, fomated it with ext4 and mounted it to /home/elliot/BigData permanently via /etc/fstab. It works fine but after rebooting I got only 96GB free space out of ...
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SD Card mounts read-write, but can't edit partitions

I have an SD card that will mount, and I can read and write to it, but I can't edit the partitions. Using the Disks utility, when I try to delete one of the partitions, I get an error saying that the ...
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How can I encrypt my Ubuntu partition?

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I want to know how to encrypt the Ubuntu partition so no malware can jump from windows.
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Creating a extended partition

I have dual booted windows 10 and ubuntu 15.04. Now I want to reinstall both OS's. The problem is that I already have 4 partitions(Ubuntu, Ubuntu swap, Windows 10, System reserved). I shrank the ...
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How can I merge partitions in Ubuntu 15.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and it's my first time I am using Ubuntu. I installed it using 50 GB space first because I had Windows 7 installed previously and thought that i will make it duel boot ...
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Can't format sdcard

I'm unable to format my sdcard and get following error when formating with gparted GParted 0.25.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize Libparted 3.2 Create Primary Partition #1 (fat32, ...
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Move swap and extend home partition [duplicate]

I have dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Win8.1. For some reason (my mistake) I have my home partition (80GB) than swap (4GB) and then 200GB of unallocated space (in that order). I want to use this free ...
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trying to boot Gparted Live from usb stick [closed]

I'm testing a laptop. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. (64bit). I have now made an usb stick with the 64bit version of GParted live. The stick has fat32 format. When booting my laptop (HP Probook 440 G3), I ...
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create seperate primary partition to install linux

I tried GParted live to extend and create primary partition but it is taking a lot of time. When will the process get finished? Also, whenever I tried to dual boot Linux. windows partition is shown ...
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Moving Ubuntu partition to secondary HD

I installed another HD into my laptop and I want to move the Ubuntu partition over the secondary HD. Here my situation: SSD partitioning I want to copy the sda5 partition here: secondary HD. In the ...
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Win10 created more than 4 primary partitions, it seems?! gparted is not amused

first the story: I moved my Windows partition "to the left", then were unable to (dual) boot Windows, tried the repair option on the Win8 CD ... and now seem to have more than 4 primary partitions. ...
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Weird sda3 partition - did Ubuntu intentionally reserve space on SSD drive?

I see weird ~15 Gb of unused space on my 512 Gb SSD drive: I'm pretty sure that during installation I choose "use entire disk and don't bother me with stupid questions" option. I didn't create a ...
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Using a Partition located BEFORE my sda7 partition

I recently set up a dual boot on my laptop, with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. However, I did something remarkably stupid and made the Ubuntu partition only 30GB large. I like to use Ubuntu for my ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after resizing the home partition

I tried to boot ubuntu from a live-cd in order to shrink my home partition so I can install windows alongside ubuntu. After successfully resizing the partition using Gparted I was unable to boot into ...
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Primary partition takes a lot of space

I am facing a serious problem, unknown files are getting loaded into my primary partition drive and within minutes of logging in , the space extends from 15 GB with 71 GB free space to 40 GB with 46 ...
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Memory partition for ubuntu to be increased using unallocated partition

I have ubuntu 14.04 running on my laptop along side windows 10. I have been getting the error in ubuntu for insufficient memory space. So I am planning to merge one other partition that I created ...
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Cant format external drive, shoulds up with sudo lsblk

Trying to format a 1tb external, windows doesnt see it as a hard drive, and on ubuntu it shows properly if i use lsblk to view all drives (it shows size and everything), but if i try to open it i get ...
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Want to completely delete a partition(make it usable)

I recently installed cub linux (chromixium) alongside ubuntu in a dual boot. After a while, I got tired of chromixium and deleted its partition through gparted. I got some boot up errors taking me to ...
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Can't make bigger partition. Gparted

I have Linux Ubuntu intalled on partition, that have about 19 GB. I want to make it bigger, to about 40 GB. I have that space unallocated. In GParted (live cd) I have resize option, but i cant make it ...
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gparted is locked or something

I get the following error when trying to install gparted: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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Cannot mount storage volume

I have Ubuntu Server 14.04.3. I connected a storage unit (IBM Storwize v3700). I cannot getting it to be mounted to the server. I followed the following steps. install multipath sudo multipath -ll ...
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MBR shows only 0x44 and cannot write anything to disk (MSata)

I cannot load my Windows or Linux installation anymore (Operating System not found error) after some windows updates (without me noticing), rebooting in Linux, and powering off due to battery drain. I ...
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How to change EFI partition from ext4 to fat32

OK so it was 1 in the morning and I was trying to install the new Kali rolling, and the last time I installed Kali Linux I didn't remember exactly how I did the partitioning. So naturally I made a ...
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What is the best way to extend by Ubuntu partition while decreasing the space of the Windows partition?

Should I do it within Ubuntu, within Windows, or using a bootable stick? What software should I use? And does it go like this?: Shrink Windows partition Extend Ubuntu partition with free space ...
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How to make Ubuntu clone boot?

I am trying to clone my system to a separate HDD. My system specs: Ubuntu 14.4 From drive 250GB SSD To Drive 250GB HDD Below is what I have tried so far: In g-parted I copied the swap, / and ...
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How to put my extended partition in the primary one

I have this situation after removing W7, installing test Linux OS and, finally decided for a Ubuntu as only OS. How can I put my Ubuntu in main partition? Thank you! My GParted schema
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In a system that is formed of 3 disks, Install Ubuntu in one of these disks

I have a HP Z440 workstation with three disks: SSD 128 GB SSD 256 GB 2 TB 7200 RPM SATA I would like to install ubuntu in the SSD 256 GB disk. Booting from the ubuntu USB, and trying ubuntu ...
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gparted does not resize/move

I wanted to use gparted to resize a Ubuntu sda6 to dual boot with Kali but when i click on resize/move and try to resize nothing worked.
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Installing Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to create a ntfs partition to install windows 7 and I've followed this tutorial so far. But when I get to the part of resizing there's the slight problem that I can only resize the small ...
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Problem removing swap partition

I have a SanDisk SSD U100 124GB. When I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I partitioned as: - 250mb boot; - 4gb swap; - the rest ext4. Some times later, I removed the swap partition in order to merge it ...
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Expanding a partition on an SD card with GParted fails

I copied a Raspberry PI System from an 8GB SD onto a 16GB SD using ApplePi-Baker. Everything is working fine, except for the fact I'm missing 8GB in this setup. So I popped the card into a machine ...
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Windows partitions not appearing on GRUB and on ubuntu

for some reason my boot-loader stopped working and I had to use the recovery disc utility to restore grub. After reinstalling grub, the windows partitions doesn't appear anymore (on grub and on ...
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Newbie to Ubuntu - Need a little Setup help (15.10 won't shut down)

So I decided to turn my Laptop from Windwos 8.1 into a dualboot with Ubuntu and thus installed Ubuntu 15.10 through a memory stick. My goal was that I could choose between the OS I want everytime I ...
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VirtualBox with Ubuntu 14.04 - Gparted shows unallocated storage

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on virtualbox and recently allocated extra storage to the OS. /dev/sda now shows a total storage of 80 Gb. however, 72 gb lies in unallocated partition. I'm unable to ...
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Deleted partion space is still split

I have Ubuntu installed on an ssd, on this ssd I also have a primary partition for cache files from a game. I wanted to install Win7 alongside ubuntu so reduced the root partion down a little and ...
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Can't format / delete locked partition from gparted? lvm

I can not format my hard drive for the life of me! I installed ubunutu server, and the installation failed. After re downloading the iso and running the installation again I could not format my ssd. ...
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Extend Ubuntu partition dual booting with Windows 10

I have a Microsoft Surface Book with DGPU and I am new to Ubuntu. I'm dual booting Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 Pro. I need to make the partition for Ubuntu bigger, because I made it only 30 GB. There ...
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How to delete all partitions and make fresh partitions including Swap, root, home directories?

I am new to Ubuntu. I want to delete all partitions except /dev/sda2. Active Partitions on my Ubuntu: I find difficult to re-size. I need to make new partitions for: Root 100GB Swap 6GB Home ...
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All my OS corrupted

My computer won't boot. I ran boot-repair but this did not fix my problem. Here is the log.
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Gparted, fdisk with reference to Install

I believe this is a different problem from a set of fdisk, gparted questions already asked and answered. gparted reports the partition as /dev/sda as ntfs. I would have expected the partition to be ...
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Extending extended partition

I currently have 3 ext4 partitions in my hard drive and 2 unallocated partitions. I'm trying to merge the first unallocated partition into sda5, but GParted does not let me do it. What should I do?
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Gparted LiveCD ISO breaks Ubuntu 14.04.4 desktop resolution in Vmware Fusion 7.1.3

ISSUE: I'm operating Ubuntu Linux 14.04.4 in VM Fusion on my iMac and successfully used the latest Gparted LiveCD ISO to allocate more disk space to my main Linux partition. However upon subsequently ...
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Allocate space from NTFS to ext4 with GParted

I installed Ubuntu on a 20 GB space and now I want more space since my disk is almost full. I downloaded GParted to increase my Ubuntu disk size by decreasing Windows disk. I resized my NTFS disk from ...
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How do I merge two partitions?

I have Ubuntu installed on my computer and I am trying to install Windows 7. In order to do that, I freed up some space. The problem is that I have a legacy partition table which limits me to 4 ...
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How to extend root with swaping unallocated space (75.01GiB) ,using full or portion of free space?

http://i.stack.imgur.com/0nijO.png I cannot solve it! Any help? (Note: I've read similar posts and questions but still I couldn't find the right thing)