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GParted Closing When Applying Operations

Recently I've been trying to get Lubuntu 14.04 running off of a SD Card (the computer I'm running this on only has 1 GB of hard disk space). I've created and used "Live SD"'s like this with ...
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How to extend EXT Partition of Ubuntu

I've Dual booted Ubuntu in PC by shrinking the C: drive actual size of c: drive ntfs is 100 GB and Ext partition is 15 Gb now I'm thinking to extend the size of EXT where Ubuntu is installed without ...
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Can I merge these partitions or will it break my chromebook?

Ok I am a linux beginner and I need some serious help. Product info: Acer c7 chromebook with chromeOS and xubuntu 12.04 (i think) dual booted using 'crouton'. My problem is that my main/root ...
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Increasing Windows Partition

I'm trying to increase my windows partition in gparted but I am unable to do so. I opened the exclamation on the windows partition and found that I needed to do chkdsk I booted into my Windows7 ...
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Putting unallocated space on drive to use

I have a fine dual boot system (WinXP || Trusty14.04) with a /dev/sda already maxed out in terms of number of primary partitions (sda1, sda2, sda3, sda4). Partition Start End Size ...
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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 to extend my root (/) partition?

Till today I was using ubuntu 13.04 in my windows7/ubuntu dual boot. Just now I have upgraded to ubuntu 14.04. My software updater showed an updates available message. I proceeded with Install Now . ...
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How can I quickly copy a GPT partition scheme from one hard drive to another?

On a non GPT partition table I can do sfdisk -d /dev/sda | sfdisk /dev/sdb. But sfdisk doesn't support GPT partition tables. What can I use instead? I'm looking for a one or two command solution, ...
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Recover zapped GPT

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 beside Windows 8, and was having some problems with the installer not detecting Windows 8. I followed the suggestions in this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/287862/118240 ...
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How to reinstall Mac OS X 10.9? [closed]

First, here's what happened: I had OS X Mavericks (10.9) installed on my MacBook Pro. Then I wiped the operating system to get Windows 7 instead. After that, I went to install Ubuntu 12.04, but while ...
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How to fix USB pendrive

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and my friend gave me a pendrive to repair. When I use GParted it doesn't work, so I went to the information section and then it said this: warning unable to detect file ...
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Cannot expand Ubuntu partition even though I have 22 GB of extra unallocated space

I have shrunk my Windows partition so that I can expand my Ubuntu partition. I have the following partitions: I have booted from USB and unmounted the swap partition as well. The unallocated space ...
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Warning image in Gparted

Suddenly I have got a warning symbol (at /dev/sda2 partition) in my gparted display. What does it mean? What's wrong with my HDD? Help me correct it.
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Problem with partitions

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I open GParted, I get a libparted bug found error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda2 -- Device or resource busy. This means ...
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Resize earlier boot partition

I installed Win7 as a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 "Just in case" I ever needed a Windows program that just couldn't be emulated, but I haven't really run into the problem yet. Instead, I'd like to ...
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How to modify the starting boundary of an ext4 partition?

There are 4 partitions on the disk. parted /dev/sda --script -- print ... 1 1049KB 50.0GB ... ext4 2 50GB 82GB ... linux-swap 3 82GB 100GB ... ext4 4 100GB 1000GB ... ext4 My goal is to ...
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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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/dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should [duplicate]

When I open gparted I get the following warning: /dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should. ...
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Removed a partition with GParted. Ubuntu still tries to mount it

This is my problem. When I installed my Ubuntu 14.04 partition coming back from Windows 7, I decided to leave my Games partition alone and have it be there. I then realized having a root partition, a ...
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Partitions. is it safe to move partition containing /boot?

I am running dualboot (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04) and I would like to make more space for my Ubuntu partition. I am doing it from a live cd through gparted. I was about to resize my windows ...
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Adding unallocates space to an extended partition

My existing hdd partition is as below: Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands. (parted) print Model: ATA ...
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Mounting a unmounted USB drive

I have unmounted my USB drive using Gparted. But then I remove the USB drive from computer and reconnect, it is not visible in my computer. How can i make it visible?? Here is the output from lsblk ...
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install Window 7 after Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

Can I install Window7 on an existing Ubuntu 14 laptop by shrinking the Ubuntu 14 partition, installing Windows 7 into the created freespace, and running Boot Repair to get the Grub boot menu with both ...
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Does “resize2fs” work like this?

I read how to use "resize2fs" but something is not very clear, would like to confirm if the following steps are correct. My goal is to do resizing without losing data. I can use rescue CD to boot ...
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Partition Resizing to Add Windows 7

when I got Ubuntu, I accidentally formatted Windows 8 and now I only have Ubuntu. I was able to obtain a windows 7 ISO, and I would like to put that in. I have installed the ISO into my flash drive, ...
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How safe is GParted when resizing Linux and Windows partitions?

I want to resize my partitions: I have 3 partitions: Ubuntu 10.04 Windows Seven Ubuntu 11.10 It's booting with the boot installed by the Ubuntu 11.10 version. I want to expand (only expand) all ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer doesn't detect my Windows7 partition

I wiped out Windows8 from my Toshiba Satellite L840 and installed Windows7; While trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3, once I get to the installation type screen, I get just two options: Erase Disk and ...
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Error formatting SD card

I'm now trying to resize a 64 Gb SD card and format it to ext4 (i use a normal SD card reader, not a usb card reader) in order to use it on my android device. formating it to fat32 won't give me a ...
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Separate Partition or Device to store data in case of O/S reload

I'm new to Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to set up a separate partition for my media files, so that if I have to re-load the O/S, I don't lose the data files. Last time I reloaded I lost everything even ...
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Ubuntu Disk Management

So, I notice when I open up "Disks", that it is showing 3 partitions on my main drive. 1 is the system, 1 is the swap, but the other is simply labeled as "Extended Partition" So what I'm wondering ...
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No operating system found even when grub2 was reinstalled

I know there have been many variations on this question and have certainly tried to do my research. I don't really know what I'm doing so I would rather not take risks. I am trying to dual boot ...
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Is my gparted partition editor looking okey?

So. I re-installed ubuntu and there were some things that shoud have been preinstalled but are not. One of them was Gparted. Here is a screenshot of my gparted. Is it okey, I'm in a bit of doubt.
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Reading Partition Start and End in TestDisk

I'm using TestDisk in an attempt to recover a partition gone terribly awry. Identifying the partition in question should simply be a matter of simply recognizing the location in the disk that it ...
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Resize hard drive partition to make more space for /var

I am running out of space in the /var partition. I have plenty of space in my /home partition. How do I shrink the /home partition to make more space for the /var partition? I have read some blogs ...
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Problem expanding Ubuntu partition

I have 50 GBs of unallocated space on my hard drive and I want to expand my Ubuntu partition to fill that space; however, when I run gparted in a live version of Ubuntu and turn the swap off, it only ...
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How to use badblocks to scan a certain /dev/sdX to deal with bad sectors

I need to do partitioning to an NTFS drive that gparted said it has bad sectors. (I made a question here) Anyways I followed its advice of using chkdsk on windows and restarted it twice but gparted ...
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Run Gparted over SSH

I am using a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and I started building a Samba server at home I am using Ubuntu-Server 14.04 for this machine. I use Webmin and SSH (depending on the job) to configure my ...
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Gparted Partition Mount Points Alternate Between 2 Physical Disk Drives

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a system with 2 physical disk drives. I am frequently seeing mount errors on startup. When I check the drive partitions using GPARTED, I see that my two ...
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how to use gparted to partion 2 drives as 1

I have a lenovo t43 and a SATA extra HD drive instead of the CD drive; and I have in it a 250 GB hard drive and in my HD caddy I have a 40 GB hard drive. I would like to use gparted to partition ...
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GParted made some of my HDD capacity dissapear! [duplicate]

My HDD size was 1TB (dynamic) and there were already 4 partitions in it. One with the Windows C drive (450GB), another recovery (20GB), another with some tools from the laptop manufacturer (about ...
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How to fix Ubuntu partition?

I had Ubuntu installed, after installing Windows 7 and trying to fix Windows bootloader (using EasyBCD), my Ubuntu partition is damaged.This is screenshot of GParted: /dev/sda3 extended is recent ...
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How to check if my installation of Ubuntu is alright?

I recently changed the size of the partition that contained my Ubuntu installation using Gparted from a live CD. I also moved it from one place to another. It was my first time and I hit the cancel ...
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Make boot partition using Gparted in Boot-Repair [closed]

How do I create a bios boot partition with g parted? I am using boot repair.
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Gparted has a little key icon on my Ubuntu partition so I can not resize it

How can I make separate partition (to install windows 7) using ubuntu. I tried to use Gparted but there is a little key icon on my ubuntu partition therefore i cant make a new partition.
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Windows partition UNKNOWN after Ubuntu installation attempt at dual boot - How to fix?

The idea was to install Win 7 and Ubuntu with dual boot. However, after installation, Gparted shows a /dev/sda1 as an 'unknown' filesystem and its size is 278 GB. All my windows files, data are in ...
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gparted shows wrong used space?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 installation and need to change the file system of one of my drives. I need to copy all its data to another drive then copy it back after having changed the file system but I ...
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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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External Hard Drive erased and possibly corrupted after partition change on gparted

I have a WD Elements external hard drive and I used it on my Windows to install Ubuntu 14.04. I then used gparted to bring back Windows and run a dual-boot, so I changed the external hard drive's ...
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Ubuntu File System Partition gone Unallocated

I decided to install Windows 7 next to my Ubuntu setup and started to follow this instructions. Currently i'm on the third step. But when i try to mount the file system that i noted down, it says ...
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Transfer a Wubi installation into unallocated space

I have a Wubi based installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Now that I'm comfortable with using Ubuntu, I want to move it out of the Windows file system. Here's a picture of GParted running within my Wubi ...