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Fix write-protected(read-only) filesystem

I made bootable usb drive , then USB drive was write protected. I used followng command hrirks@hrirks-MS-7592:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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How can I increase the size of a linux partition from an unloccated

I have windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I created a partition too small for linux at the begining. I wanted to increase it with 20Go from my Windows partition. I remove it from windows and it is now ...
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How to shrink my current Windows partition from ubuntu?

Was wondering how I could shrink my Windows partition on my dual boot setup, considering I no longer need much space for it. I've heard of gparted, not sure if that is fit for the job. Thanks!
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Ubuntu Installed Partition Changed

I had already windows installed. I brunt Ubuntu 14 in my USB Flash Drive and when i tried to make two new partitions to install ubuntu, Gparted said that from which drive I was trying to split spaces ...
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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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Add space to partition

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server vm with esxi. I added an additional 20 GB to my thick provisioned lazy zero disk, but I'm not able to resize my current partition. I am booting from a gparted ...
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Unable to resize partition [closed]

I'm trying to resize a partition but when I boot from the livecd and open gparted it says minimum size 113680 max size 113716. It is a primary partition, and at install I told the installer to use lvm ...
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Cannot format micro sd card

I apparently did something wrong while trying to format my micro sd card 8 GB. I have used it for one and a half year in my old phone without any problems and now I wanted to format it to use in my ...
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Can't resize partition

I'm trying to make my Windows partition bigger so I made my Ubuntu partition 150 GBs smaller. Now when I try to resize my Windows partition it won't go bigger -- it only gives me the option to make it ...
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dd will NOT recognise my sdcard ie “no such file or directory” it is seen by all other routes gparted,df,lsusb,blkid,,,so on

xubuntu 12.04-32 I am trying to build a bootable sdcard for my tablet and everything is ready but "dd" will NOT recognise any of my sdcard(s) 2Gb micro sd,8Gb or 32Gb
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How to access and modify files from my Windows installation?

I recently setup my system to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows (keeping Windows only to game...an addiction I just can't break.) Anyway, I noticed the /opt and /usr directories were taking up a lot of ...
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Resize Ubuntu partition to increase its size without reinstalling Ubuntu

I'm running out of space for my Ubuntu OS. Is it possible to allocate more space for Ubuntu without reinstalling it or adding a new physical hard drive? I am using GParted to view my partitions, but ...
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How to combine partition created by failed Ubuntu installation with that created by a subsequent installation

I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 (dual boot with windows 7), but the installation failed. I tried again and was successful, but then realised that I still had the partition from the previous attempt. I ...
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Can't use a new formatted partition after formatting with gparted. Permissions I guess

Xubuntu 14.04. I had a non used partition, and as my /home has become full I have had to format that unused partition. (My desire was to merge that partition with /home as it is listed next to ...
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Gparted resizing boot partition

So i have some unallocated space and the root partition which is pretty small. I want to add that space but it needs to move it and then grow it . I know it will take some time but i'm more concerned ...
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Poor SSD RAID0 write performance, alignment on raid?

We have Samsung840Pro 512gb x2 connected to the motherboard's c600 6gbps SATA3.0 ports. The RAID partitions use 100% of each disk: user@blockparty ~ $ sudo fdisk -lu /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 512.1 ...
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Moving root LVM within same drive

I recently upgraded my linux to the latest version, and also shrunk its size to give me more room to expand my Win7 install on the same disk. The problem is that the free room is at the end of the ...
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USB drive won't boot iso after customizing GRUB. boot flag is set

I recently customized GRUB and it works very nicely; the computer boots quickly to ubuntu or win7 --- whatever i choose. But, now when i go into bios, select boot from usb stick ---when it restarts it ...
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Trying to Create a Partition for Storage

I want to create a second partition on my HP M7 running Ubuntu with a 1TB hard drive. I want at the very least a 400 GB second partition for my family photos and what not. When I use GParted, this ...
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How to format my pendrive with f2fs filsystem using gparted?

I have a Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Drive 2GB pendrive which I would like to format using f2fs partition. I tried using gparted 0.18 to format it however, f2fs seems to be disabled. Is it possible to ...
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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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Have encrypted my disk and need swap space

I have just installed xubuntu 14.04 and elected to do the encryption (not the full disk, just the ubuntu part and my home dir). I realized however that I failed to create any swap space. When I run ...
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Swap not being detected on 14.04 LTS

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. When I opened my resource monitor, I noticed my swap was not detected. I installed Gparted, opened the program and started to look at my file tree. I noticed that my ...
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How to resize the root space from 8GB to 40GB [closed]

I have below structure of partitions of my hard disk of 250GB. My root space is 8GB, which is increasingly becoming very congested. Can you suggest a way to increase my root space?
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Gparted showing the whole disk [duplicate]

The title says it all, I do not see any partition but the whole disk. My version is 12.04 LTS. I literally have no idea.
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a F2FS partition

How can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on a F2FS partition? I created the partition with Gparted but during the installation the Ubuntu installer could not recognize the filesystem on the partition. I heard ...
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Allocating unallocated partition to /home

So as you can see the unallocated space is right next to my /home partition, my question is, can I just merge them by resizing sd3 (/home partition) with GParted right away? Or do I have to use a Live ...
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Pretty sure I broke something when I deleted the old partition and resized the current Linux partition

I was trying to get rid of the old Windows partition on my computer and just have the Ubuntu 12.04 one. I used Gparted to delete the old partition and resize the current Linux. The problem is when I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not detecting free space

I have a 500GB hard disk. And I currently have a C: drive containing 80GB, a D: containing 280GB, and a system reserved drive with 349MB. I have free space of 104gb approximately which I emptied for ...
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Deleting Windows Partition, Allocating space to Linux

I have a 500GB drive allocated in half for Linux and Windows. But, I've decided to get rid of Windows and stay with Linux. I have GParted and I can delete the Windows partition, but I can't seem to ...
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How can I resize an LVM partition? [duplicate]

I have problems with system update because my boot disk is too small, but I don't know how to increase this. I have tried gparted live from a USB drive, but I can not reduce the size of the other ...
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Weird Ubuntu 14.04 Post-Install Issues

Firstly, thank you for the help last night with the catastrophe that ruined my 12.04 to 14.04 LTS upgrade. I'm now comfortably running 14.04 with all my data back and all is well in the world. I'm ...
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Partitioning an external hard drive for Linux [closed]

I want to partition an external SSD hard drive (30GB) for Ubuntu. What is the proper size for main partition, Swap partition and for the rest? I want to use remaining disk space to store files, so ...
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Disk '/dev/sdb' doesn't contain a valid partition table

I have installed Ubuntu on the USB stick and afterwards tried to clean up the disc to install another version of Ubuntu. I was not able to do it (even when tried to delete files by using sudo -rm), ...
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GParted claims whole hard drive is unallocated and gives warning about GPT table

For months I have been happily using my 3TB hard drive, and I still do. Today I discovered that GParted shows the whole drive (/dev/sdb) as being unallocated. The drive works fine though. Clicking for ...
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When partitioning with Gparted how do I create a 1 gigabyte partition?

I'm using Lubuntu 13.10 amd64bit. I have Gparted installed, but how can I make a 1 gigabyte partition? It says MiB.
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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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Completly remove windows from my computer

I had dual boot on my pc (windows 8 and ubuntu 13.10). I recently removed windows partitions and ended with the following partitions: I seem unable to use my unllocated space (Gparted doesn't let ...
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Corrupt NTFS partition's MFT – Which tool is right? What tool to fix?

I used Avira Rescue Disk (Ubuntu 12.04) to access a broken NTFS boot partition. Windows 7 fails to mount it: it displays a bluescreen ("UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME") and restarts immediately. With the ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 13.10

I want to dual boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10, but when I choose installation type it says: There is no recognized operating systems on my computer. So basically my options are either erase disc ...
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Gparted - resizing boot partition

I want to install Windows 7 on a computer which has Ubuntu 13.10. When Ubuntu was installed on this computer, its boot partition received all available hard disk space(except for the part given to ...
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swap partition not working on ver 13.10

It's a 3 day old install of Ubuntu 13.10 I set my partitions up correctly beforehand with Gparted(you'll have to trust me on that) swap partition was formatted as linux-swap and given 6gb of space. ...
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Restart when trying to resize partition

I am brand new to Ubuntu (and installing operative systems/partitioning/etc...) and up to know everything has been going smoothly, but now I'm having a problem that I think I can fix, but just don't ...
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The partitions can't be merged because they don't see each other

I have the following where /dev/sda2 - Windows7 and "unallocated" is the partition I want to add to my current Linux installation at /dev/sda6. But I can't do this for some reason. Even when I ...
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Can't write to new ext4 partition

I installed ubuntu 12.04 in a small (40GB) partition created on the 1TB HDD of my Win 8.1 Dell Laptop, and now want to increase storage. I resized an existing Windows partition to free up 200 GB of ...
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Merge unallocated space to extended partition and create new logical drive

I am new to Ubuntu. I just formatted, and installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. While partitioning, I made a mistake it seems. 20 GB goes unallocated and I am unable to use it. I used Gparted to try to ...
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Need help partitioning a hard disk on a fresh install of ubuntu server [closed]

Coming from a windows background I am fining myself overwhelmed by the massive amount of totally different resources available when it comes to learning Linux... I have a fresh install of ubuntu ...
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Help with partitions [duplicate]

I recently dual booted Windows and Ubuntu, giving Ubuntu 150GB of my 500GB hard drive. I have uninstalled all of the programs that work on Linux from my Windows and then reinstalled them on my Ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu Installer doesn't recognize my partitions [duplicate]

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 along with Win8.1. The problem here is Ubuntu installer does not recognize any of my partitions and shows my whole hdd space as unallocated. That is the case with ...
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Partitioning: Shrink Ubuntu (extended), Expand Windows

I have backups up everything, but I'm still uneasy about the process and would like confirmation. I'd rather do this one time correctly. I want to shrink /dev/sda6/ by 200GB and reallocate it to ...