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How can I add this unallocated space to my partition?

How can I add this unallocated space to my partition? I am using Gparted when booting from a Ubuntu 15.10 CD I have 74.99 GB unallocated storage. I want to add that storage to my ext4 partition (/...
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Partitioning scheme for Windows 10, Kali linux 2016.1 and Ubuntu 16.04 triple boot?

I want to triple boot Windows 10, Kali linux 2016.1 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop with 4 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD. What partition scheme should I use? Given the fact that I need one 500 GB NTFS partition ...
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Toshiba 32GB USB not working

After I tried to format it using gparted, I got the error. Unable to detect file system! Possible reasons are: - The file system is damaged - The file system is unknown to GParted - There is no file ...
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Help with increasing partition size

First off, I'm still new to linux so I apologize ahead of time for my ignorance. So as the title indicates I need help with resizing a partition. To be specific, I need to add more space to the sda2 ...
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How to boot windows 8.1 after installing ubuntu 16.04 LTS on msi gt70 20c laptop

I tried using Boot Repair and here are the results URL: http://paste2.org/ntz2PanF I was successful with installing ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 (I installed windows 8.1 previously using a CD) but ...
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How should I do to resize a partition taking free space from ntfs partition?

I've the following partition scheme (I know this may cause vomit, nausea, etc. but we can discuss this in another question) I must increase the size of the "/" partition (highlighted in the picture ...
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16.04 Live vs gparted

I have made a Live 16.04 pendrive using SDC, (no persistence option available), and also tried UNetbootin-windows 613, (persistent). The drive is 4GB. When I look at the drive in gparted on a 14.04 ...
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I have only 9.54 GB root , I don't have space anymore. So I freed 15 GB disk in order to extend my root partition with it. But now unable to extend

I want to allocate 15 gb free space to /dev/sda6. Can it be done without moving or any damage to system/data?
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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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Grub Failing to install - Installation crashes

I have tried multiple times to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Mac Book Pro 2011 with a TakeMS SSD and a Hitachi HDD. The problem is though that it copy's files and that fine but as soon as it gets to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (/var/lib/dpkg/),...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 modify/...
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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 ...