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Expanding space of a partition containing bootloader with gparted - how do I move the free space so that it safely can be done?

I've got a problem on my hands. My disk contains /dev/sda1 which is my Ubuntu partition, /dev/sda2 which is an NTFS partition, then comes the unallocated space which I want to use to expand the next ...
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Phantom Partition … how do I correct this?

I've done a clean install twice since this appeared (not to fix this, as everything seems to be working). Gparted doesn't show any such partition. I'm about to do another clean install, so this is the ...
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GParted - unable to create new partitions (grayed out)

I'm trying to create a new swap since the old one seems to be set up incorrectly. It takes over 90 seconds to boot in because it's running some process at the start. If I comment out swap in fstab, ...
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SATA SSD GTP table will not reformat

I wanted to reformat my drive as msdos table so i could use it in another system without uefi and put a new installation on it since the laptop it was in died. That said, i first tried gparted and ...
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Zombie partitions

This issue has evolved. IT'S ALIVEEEEEEEEEE!!! After giving the disk a brand-new partition table (or that's what gparted would have me think it's done), this is what gparted shows: How great! ...
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Gparted shows incorrect used space

I want to clone my system over to a 16GB SSD, but can't seem to shrink the partition in Gparted to fit. I've cleared the trash and everything, and Nautilus seems to show only 8GB used. However, when I ...
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Ubuntu Live doesn't detect my partitions

I install windows 7 in my pc and i try to install another linux distro. But when i go to ubuntu live and launch GParted, this error shown to me: /dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that ...
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Removing Swap Partition after Ubuntu has been installed

So my question is when removing my swap partition sense it is after my boot partition how do I combine it with my root partition? Do I have to run off a Gparted Live cd but how would I go about ...
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I get the following terminal display when I am trying to install gparted on my system (lines at bottom)

$ sudo apt-get install gparted Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package gparted $ sudo add-apt-repository "deb ...
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Format usb linux Western Digital external disks

How can I format an external USB drive? I have a Western Digital external usb which adds automatically a virtual read-only CD partition which prevented me to run the standard ways to format a disk. ...
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How to merge unallocated partition to linux partition

I have a windows partition which was 500gb, then i installed ubuntu with a 40gb partition, now i am short of space, so i booted my ubuntu14 live cd and shrunk my windows paritition and got 88gb free ...
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Ubuntu disk msdos partition fix reverse order

the disk info Hey.. I just made a mistake trying to convert a primary into a logical partition. and then it become a disaster to me.. my original disk partition: /dev/sda1 Windows Disk C, ntfs ...
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Dealing with ubuntu partitions for the first time [closed]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 by using a bootable usb flash drive. After installing the software gparted I see that I have the following partitions: For what I understood, the OS is ...
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Cleared and Unformatted partitions in GParted

I was formatting my drive and found a partition system named cleared and unformatted. What are those partitions and why they are in GParted app ?
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How to merge a partition which is far away from the one I want to merge it with?

I have my disk partitioned the following way: I want to get rid of sda5 by merging it either with sda1 or sda6. I can't do that right now, can I? Because it's not placed next to either sda1 or 6. ...
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Which partitions can be deleted? [closed]

I have ubuntu 15.10 and windows 10 installed on my laptop, but I have also other 9 partitions, and I don't know if I need them and which of those I can safely delete in order to increase size of other ...
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Unknown file system. Entering rescue mode. After Complete Format with Gparted

I installed Ubuntu 2 days ago. During installation I mistakenly selected to format my Disk.Later I realized that there was some very important data on the disk. So I thought it's better to go back to ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 or higher on PCIe G3x4 SSD with Windows pre-installed

I just recently bought this laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed in it on the SSD. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on this SSD (does not matter if I have to remove Windows for that) and use 1 TB HDD to ...
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Proper way to remove other operating systems after installing ubuntu?

My environment: Linux mint on /dev/sda2 Ubuntu on /dev/sda7 Windows 7 on /dev/sda4 & /dev/sda5 click for gparted screenshot I want to remove my first OS Linux mint. I don't want to waste ...
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Format a partition with ubuntu on it [closed]

I would like to format my partitions with Ubuntu on them. How can I find them in Gparted ?
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SD card reader detected but SD storage not shown

I have a a multi card reader. Today accidentally I ejected my reader while formatting a SD card by Gparted. When I inserted it again, it detected is lsusb but nothing was opening ie. as a storage ...
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How to enlarge root and home on dual boot?

I want to shrink my windows c: partition with 200 gb and use this to enlarge my linux partition. This is the situation at this moment: So this is my plan: sda2 (win c): -200gb sda5 (root): +25 gb ...
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Is GParted a good tool for resizing an NTFS partition?

I have a dual-boot setup with Ubuntu and Windows 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. ...
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Completely defragmenting a disk

So, my disk is a mess. First I need to mention that it is a NTFS filesystem. So what I want to do is to completely defragment the disk. I want it so that after defragmenting I have continuous empty ...
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Can't shrink this partition even though there is unused space

I'm trying to free some space from os and as you can see there is 97 unused Gib but I can only remove 2084 MB , how can i fix that? Image included
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ubuntu 15.10 - shrinking volumes and removing others

I have the above volumes. Basicly it's an ubuntu 15.10 dual boot with windows 10. I want to shrink all the volumes in order to make them fit inside a 250GB SSD(Now I have HDD). I can't manage to ...
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How to resize ubuntu partition

I have got 3 partitions. partition on /dev/sda1 is for files. partition on /dev/sda2 is for microsoft windows (in this partition i have got unallocated space). partition on /dev/sda3 is extended ...
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can't resize existing partition with gparted even using bootable cd [duplicate]

The problem is that i want to resize my existing partitions after installation. Exactly the same problem with this one: Need to create a Partition after installing Ubuntu . but, i tried to follow the ...
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apt problems: can't install GParted on Ubuntu 11.04

I'm trying to install GParted on my Ubuntu sudo apt-get install gparted but I'm getting the following output: root@adam-desktop:/home/adam# sudo apt-get install gparted Reading package lists... ...
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Can't seem to boot Ubuntu after resize the partition it was on using GParted

I just shrank my partition in which ubuntu was installed using GParted - with a live Ubuntu usb. The operation was successful. Now I can't seem to boot my ubuntu partition. The grub loader works. But ...
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940917 - BCD needs to be edited via ubuntu

it's a dual boot hdd including 3 partitions. first is win10 boot. seconds is ntfs which windows is installed on and third is ubuntu. i looked in partitions via ubuntu using gparted and found that a ...
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14.04.3 Live USB not booting only on desktop

Acer Aspire XC-610 desktop computer Sandisk Cruiser USB 3.0 16GB Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386.iso and created a live USB using Startup Disk. ...
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how can I increase my swap space in this sitution? [duplicate]

I have 16gb Ram,but I need 48gb....so I should increase my swap space to 32. Can I? I ve tried to use Gparted but it's sth such as lock (or mount)!!!! tnx please see this shot
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Unable to recognize and create partitions for Ubuntu Installation

When I run the setup for 14.04.3 LTS using the live USB and select "something else" for manually creating partitions on my hard disk, for some reason Ubuntu isn't able to detect other partitions and ...
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Cannot mount, partition, format brand new USB

I've recently bought a new TDK 4 GB USB stick, but when I try to mount it (I'm runnning Ubuntu 12.04, but neither in Windows 7/8.1 it works) in various ways Gparted, Disk Utility, simply pluggin it ...
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Splitting/Resizing a partition in GParted - got a key symbol next to the partition [duplicate]

I was trying to free up some space on my ubuntu ext4 partition using GParted to install Windows 7. However, when I right-click the partition, most options to edit it are greyed out. There is a symbol ...
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Hard drive not detected in BIOS

I had dual booted Ubuntu / Win 8 in my Dell Inspiron N5110, I am not sure what started all of this, I think I ran BitBleach as root and it got hung and had to force close it. But I am not sure if ...
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want to extend root partition with gparted

I want to extend my root partition with the unallocated one any help ? These are the screen shots of my GParted: 1=> 2=>
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Recover GPT partitions or partition table

I was partitioning a GPT hard disk using Gparted. I have deleted the Windows recovery partition successfully and merged that unallocated space to another unallocated space which was previously ...
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I have ubuntu on my laptop already and would like to duel boot Windows

I have recently installed a new SSD and put Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I would like to duel boot with Windows, but I cannot figure out how to partition the hard drive. I am pretty new to linux but have tried ...
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Freecom external USB disk shown as two different devices 2TiB and 746GiB

I just bought an external USB disk called "Freecom Hard Drive XS 3TB" (user manual). Immediately after unpacking, I plugged it into Ubuntu and it shows as two devices (/dev/sda is my laptop's drive): ...
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Problems while resizing bootable external drive :-(

Gparted hangs while trying to resize the existing ext4 bootable partion. How should I resize it to hold another partition for Windows ? In more details, I had made the 1TB external drive bootable ...
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Want to Extend root partiton Using Gparted on ubuntu14.04

Assalam o alaikum open my "GParted Editor" link here you can see the screenshot => GParted Editor I want extend my root partition(/dev/sda10 ext4) using unallocated space. i tried but nothing happens ...
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Adding free space to root fresh Ubuntu install

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 after resizing my SSD Windows partition. I created a home directory, boot, and swap using gparted. This is how my SSD looks now: The windows ...
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Capacity of pen drive shown is less than the actual

I have a 8 GB pendrive. I used to write raw data into the pendrive (without creating filesystem) using the dd command. Today, when I inserted the pen drive, the I am unable to write anything on to ...
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USB stick shows up as two drives!

I was given a free 1GB USB at an event a few months ago - however, when I plug it in to my Ubuntu laptop, the USB shows up as two drives (/dev/sdb and /dev/sdc). I have checked it isn't just ...
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How do I get rid of this delay after deleting my swap partition?

I deleted my swap partition recently with gparted. Now when I bootup, there is a 15-40 second hang after I choose "Ubuntu" from the grub menu. It just says this ACPI probe or something message that it ...
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Repartition drive without caring what's on it

I've got a microSDHC which appears to have a broken partition table. When I plugged it in there where a lot of folders and I was able to copy some files of it. But most files had a filesize 0 and most ...