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Is it possible to resize/move root and encrypted home partitions in Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data? [duplicate]

There seems to be quite a few pages on how to re-partition a hard-drive without lead to loss of data. There are also pages that state that it is not possible with encrypted drives, and other stating ...
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Hard disk partitioning

I am completely new to ubuntu. want to get rid of my previous win 7. I have just installed ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS replacing win 7. but it is not showing my previous partitions. only one partition. I ...
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Partition of windows causing problem after installing and not shown in grub

I recently installed windows 7 to my computer. After installation my ubuntu partition was converted into unallocated space. used testdisk to recover it. After that i ran boot-repair recommended ...
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clean up a memory stick

I'm trying to create a bootable copy of Kubuntu on a memory stick using the Startup Disk Creator. The trouble is that the memory stick seems to be incorrectly formatted. The KDE Partition Manager ...
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How do I join my partitions? [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu (150 gb) and zorin os (150 gb). In a hard drive of 320 gb, then using the Disks utilty of Zorin OS 9 which I'm running, tried to delete the Ubuntu one, because I will stay only with ...
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Can't shrink ubuntu 14.10 partition, GParted shows drive is full but only 6.6GB is used

Sorry for what is probably not the hardest question. I've been using ubuntu for a while but I've recently installed it on a new computer, and filled a blank hard drive with it. Now i wish to shrink ...
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How to switch boot partitions?

I have had terrible experiences with with doing this even though I have googled, so i'm just trying to make sure that I won't have a problem to deal with after restarting my computer. Most of the ...
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What partitions are associated to each os?

I have 3 OS's on my computer, the primary one in ubuntu, the second one is windows and the third is kali linux. I want to delete kali, but I have a little problem with that - I don't know which ...
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Partitioning a usb

So what I'm trying to do is using gparted to create two partitions on my 32 GB USB stick. I want to create an Ubuntu ISO on the first partition and on the second I want to put some media files and ...
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The disk drive is not ready or not present

I want to permanently mount a secondary internal hard disk. The problem is that sometimes it's sdg. Other times after reboot it's sdb. How does fstab know which? My current fstab entry points to ...
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Need to create NTFS partition on my hard drive but mount point “/” is stopping me

Okay, im not very good with computers. I got ubuntu a few weeks ago, after having windows which was becoming rubbish so i deleted it. Since then, ive found it hard to get around using some programmes ...
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How can I merge free space partition with primary ntfs partition using Gparted in Ubuntu 14.04?

I need help partitioning my hard drive properly. An image of my gparted is here: My goal is to merge a free space partition into my primary ntfs partition which has Windows 7 on it so i can ...
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Computer won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS to replace Windows 8.1

My problem is extremely similar to the one found here: Just installed ubuntu 14.04 but after restart it wont boot. However, the solution there did not work for me. I am using a Toshiba satellite ...
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Add partition to unallocated partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to extend my unallocated partition to my far right Ubuntu partition. I can't move /dev/sda5 to the left. I need to merge the two together somehow.
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GParted - Recursive partition on /dev/sda

I am kind of a noob at Ubuntu/Linux, so please forgive any of my mistakes. So I have an old Dell Dimension 2400 which dual boots Windows 7 and Xubuntu. It used to have a partition for Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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How to Partition my 1tb HDD into different partitions for use of dual boot plus one partition for the data?

Here is how my HDD looks like on Gparted, Partition | File System | Label | size | Flags /dev/sda1 | fat32 | DELLUTILITY | 350.00 MiB | diag /dev/sda2 | fat32 ...
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How to increase my /home partition? [duplicate]

My current system is laid out across two drives: 50 GB for / (dev/sda) 16 GB for /swap (dev/sda) 13.5 GB for /home (dev/sda) As my /home drive is running out of space, and I still have a 500 GB ...
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How can I reposition a partition?

For as long as I have remembered, I have been using Microsoft Windows as my primary os. I was using ubuntu with Virtualbox but never had it as my primary os. A couple of months ago, I decided to ...
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Lost+found folder still present even after reformatting partition - how to remove?

I'm trying to reorganize the partitions on the 2 HDDs that I have on my system. One of the partitions (ext4) is 883 GiB (according to gparted) and apparently has 14 GiBs used. However, if I mount ...
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Windows Invalidated after GParted partition?

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my computer on a tiny 20 GB Partition. I decided this was far too small, so I used GParted, resized the partition to an 80 GB partition, and Reinstalled the GRUB ...
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Shrink a primary partition

I've got a installation of Ubuntu running on a 3TB disk, during the installation I chose to use all of the available space (I don't remember if I checked LVM). What I want to do now is shrink the ...
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32GB sd card recognised as 2TB

I am running ubuntu 14.10 , i have a sd card of size 32GB [class 4].When i try to read it in Gparted ,it take immense amount of time and result in showing it as 2TB[2TerraByte].Same goes with sudo ...
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Partition moving resizing and separate home partition, is disk space from / also used?

Greetings I am a Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS 32-bit user and there are 3 mount partitions and hence 3 mount points on my system: one for root directory, one for /home and one for swap. My question is since ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Doesn't refelct actual parition size

As you can see in the picture, my recently changed partitions (to free up more space) do not change in Ubuntu. This is in Ubuntu 14.04. This is in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine
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Partition merging with Gparted

I need to merge tow partitions with Gparted. My main partition is: /dev/sda6 And i want to merge /dev/sda5 partition into the main partition. sda5 is empty and unused partition. Please see the ...
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Cannot unmount or resize partitions

I cannot unmount or resize the /dev/sda1 partition. The screenshot is attached. I just want to free up a couple hundred gigs to be able to install windows on so I have a dual boot. I was able to ...
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Help! Need To Recover Partitions

Ok, I will describe each & every step I performed. First the problem: A few days ago, my laptop refused to boot. It showed me automatic repair, but the repair was unable to solve the problem. So ...
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Saving corrupted hard drive

Okay, here is the situation. Knowing for a few months now there was an issue with my hard drive, I ignored it. Problem was from power outages, was getting the error on boot, over rode the setting in ...
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How do I get rid of this allocated space?

Okay, so I like how my drives are looking: Well, almost. But I have two unallocated sections that I want to get rid of. How do I do this? I click sda1 with a view to expanding it into 1 MB of ...
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Why I can't create a new partition? [duplicate]

I installed my OS but did not create a swap space. I now realize it is a problem. I have a 4GB ram and I will running huge applications. The below is the snip of my gparted. I opened Gparted but could ...
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Ubuntu partitionation and boot does not work

I wanna create a second partition with gparted for my Windows but it wont work, i have a 1TB HDD and Ubuntu says that 1TB oft it is used, but only 50GB is used. So i can create an partition of 44Mib ...
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Creating a persistent live ubuntu usb with more than 4gb, Gparted crashing when changes are applied

I am trying to create a persistent ubuntu live usb with more than 4 gb of persistent storage (the casper rw). I am using GParted from ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is installed on my computer, and when I ...
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Cannot create partition table on SSD

I'm running into quite a dilemma, where I'm unable to create a new partition table on a particular SSD (Samsung 840 EVO). Attempting to create a msdos partition table via gparted doesn't work, and ...
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resizing partition fails with Gparted when resizing fat32 partition. Ubuntu 14.04

I've seem some posts about similar issues, but couldn't find one with a solution to my problem. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC and I wish to resize and add a partition on a USB stick which holds a ...
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How do you grow partition on 4 terabyte disk

I used Clonezilla to copy an ext4 1.5 terabyte disk to a 4 terabyte disk. But when I try to use Gparted to grow the partition to fill the 4 terabyte, it fails. Repeated trials show it only allows me ...
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GParted problems with swap and extended partition [duplicate]

After some partition table problems I finally ran up my Ubuntu and GParted to see my partitions. Then some window appeared. I clicked Cancel and then second one appeared. I clicked Cancel once ...
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Gparted: move extended partition on the left

I have some free disk space on the left of my ubuntu (sda5) What is best solution to extend sda5 ? I can copy sda3 or sda5 with dd to bigger disk. delete sda3,5,swap create sda3,5,swap dd ...
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Whole disk unallocated? Gparted error or partition overlapping?

Story: Yesterday I wanted to make my Ubuntu partition bigger so I ran Windows (Dual boot) and decreased size of my D drive size. It wanted me to reboot computer, when it was starting up it done ...
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Create Extended partition in the midst of two primary partition

My system is a dual boot windows7 and xubuntu. Here's a screenshot of my partition table in Gparted. Now I want to add another linux OS. I wanted to resize the /dev/sda3 and take 40GB for my new ...
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Running out of partition space on existing Ubuntu 12.04.5 32-bit LTS installation

I have been running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit installation for 3 years and before the installation I had allocated separate partitions for /home and /, but as my hard drive space is limited I did not ...
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GParted white windows after 'Sleep mode'

I had troubles with one of my partitions, so I have booted Ubuntu Live USB, opened GParted and started 'Check and restore' for this partition. The problem is when I went out the room and came back, I ...
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Gparted shows SDA5 completely used 297GB, disk analyzer shows 6.9 used

First off - I'm not a computer geek, but am working hard to be an Ubuntu user. I've applied various upgrades over time and ran into the full boot partition problem. After days of reading posts and ...
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writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information hanging

I am trying to format a disk with Gparted , but at the "writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information" the Gparted hangs . Also I recieve the following from 'dmesg'. The disk is RAID 5 , ...
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Can't resize existing partition with gparted

I'm trying to resize my ext4 partition where my ubuntu (elementary os) is installed on. I started a ubuntu live cd and opened gparted, see screenshot There is no way to allocate the free space for ...
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gparted problem, boot has minimal memory and extended has everything

I'm pretty lost here. Rightnow I have Ubuntu, and want to partition my main disk to have dual boot with windows 7. On the process I want fo format my Hard Drive as well (I have everything already ...
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Dual-booting a new build. --Which OS first?--

I'm building my first desktop and I have this idea that I'm sort of obsessed with, and I think I need someone to tell me to calm the heck down. I'm want to install Windows 8.1, update it, install ...
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Partition created by Gparted not effective when rebooting into Windows 7

I am trying to install a dual boot machine (HP Zbook15) with ubuntu 14.04 next to a windows 7. The laptop came preinstalled with the Windows partition taking up the whole HDD (750Gb) (apart from a 1Gb ...
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How to resize Ubuntu & Windows partitions? [duplicate]

I've set my grandson's laptop to be able to dual boot (Vista and Ubuntu). I'd like to give as much space as possible to Ubuntu as Windows isn't used much. I'm pretty noob to Linux and have no real ...
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How to deal with very frequent failure to inform the kernel about modifications to partition?

Moving multiple ext4 and vfat partitions in gparted 0.19.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 constantly causes Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda13 -- Invalid argument. This means ...
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dd confuses grub (and gparted)?

The initial problem was this: I wanted to test the installer I was creating for my app, but of course every time I run the installer it modifies the system, and I needed a way to reset the system to a ...