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Gparted partition resize gone wrong - failed to read last sector

I have tried to resize (shrink) my NTFS partition so that I will be able to get more space for my ext4 Ubuntu's (12.04 64 bit) partition but after the partition has been resized I am unable to mount ...
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Gparted can't create ext3 or ext4 partitions

I have a 60Gb drive in a Dell Latitude D600. It all started with trying to install 10.10 as a dual boot. First installation failed at the partitioning stage, next I tried manual partition that also ...
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Creating a new partition in Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new user for ubuntu and my hard disk had been formatted I need to create a new partition to copy my backup on
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Leave unollocated space in case of increasing partition size in the future?

I plan to partition my disk into EFI partition, /, /home and swap I also want to prepare when I might need to increase / /home or swap in the future. So shall I scatter unallocated space between ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda1 on gparted on Ubuntu 14.10 VirtualBox

I'm using GParted to expand the size of my /dev/sda1 partition and I know why GParted isn't letting me do that, since that is the root partition. GParted isn't on a live CD, it's on my virtual ...
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Unallocated small chunks being created in GParted when resizing partitions

This might seem very trivial. Whenever I am resizing/deleting partitions in GParted Partition Editor there are always these 1.00 MiB unallocated chunks being created in between which is giving me ...
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Cannot repair a corrupted usb flash drive

I have an 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive (no-name), on which I tried a few days ago to copy a film of about 6GB. The flash drive had NTFS file system so I thought there will be no problems. But at some point ...
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I cancelled gparted operation ,what to do next?

I cancelled gparted operation by mistake.Now one of the partition became corrupted,what to next? Should I format it? Data is important to me Edit1: I tried to recover partition using testdisk and ...
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Formatting USB stick with 11.10 is unreadable with Windows 7

If I format a USB stick (any) on my Ubuntu 11.10 system, they are unreadable with my Windows 7 system. I have tried both NTFS & FAT but Windows refuses to see the drive as having been formatted ...
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Why doesn't Nautilus find other locations when gparted is running?

I had an active gparted window open, then opened nautilus. As a result, nautilus did not list the other partitions on the computer. Once I closed gparted and restarted nautilus, the other partitions ...
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How can I increase size of boot partition, if I have an encrypted home partition?

Installed Ubuntu as a first-time user about two months ago. Has been working great until two weeks ago, when updates would no longer install due to not enough room on the boot disk. I did the "sudo ...
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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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can't resize lvm-p2 boot partition, even from live cd

I've got a MacBook Pro (late 2011). I just bought a 1TB HDD to replace the original 500GB. My plan was to partition the 1TB in half and let one side be Ubuntu and the other OS X (until I can ...
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Partitions; Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Windows, you name it, how do I do it?

Alright here's what I'm looking for help with. I want to Partition my external Gofelx drive so that I can install 4 OS's on it. Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Windows Seven/8 and another linux distro I know I ...
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(11.10) Install Windows on Logical/Extended Partition — Dual-Boot

I have 3 Primary/Basic partitions: sda1. Ubuntu 11.10 root drive (40G) sda2. FreeBSD root (20G) sda3. Windows XP root drive(4G) I have a Logical/Extended Partition sda4 of 234GB, divided into 5 disks ...
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Gparted not working in live CD (usb)

Using ubuntu 10.10 live usb. When atempting to open gparted (sudo gparted in a terminal), its window gets stuck a few seconds and disappears (i noticed that it closes when it's searching for /dev/sda/ ...
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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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How can I rollback my GParted version?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 with GParted 0.18. However, it seems to be inferior to previous iterations of it because it crashes every single time I try to resize a FAT32 partition or when I create a new ...
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How to make partitions using gparted? [closed]

Resize move options are disabled, so how are you make partitions using gparted?
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Unable to install software through Ubuntu Sotware Centre on Ubuntu 9.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I tried to install gparted through USC and an error showed up "installArchive()failed:". Trying to ...
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Resizing my ubuntu ext4 partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resize partition with GParted I want to resize my ubuntu sda5 partition (basically merge it with the unallocated 87 GB space). but the Resize/move option for sda5 is not ...
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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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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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Unallocated space with important data

I used GParted to convert a primary partition to extended one after copying the data to another partition. After having the extended partition I moved the data back. To my utter shock after a restart ...
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How to change partitions on Ubuntu virtual machine?

Original Question: How to resize root partition without live CD? I have a virtual machine that I need to make bigger. I made the VM img larger and now I need to resize the partitions so I can use the ...
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not able to create boot partition in grub after resizing ubuntu partition

I booted from the live cd so that I could increase disk space and swap space of my ubuntu partition. Earlier I have windows partition as well but I deleted it and gave space to my ubuntu partition. ...
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GParted can't move extended partition to the right?

I have a hard disk, which was partitioned before (probably in Windows) like this: Partition 0 - primary, 20Gb Partition 1 - extended, 200Gb I have unallocated space after Partition #1, so I ...
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Gparted format help

I'm trying to format a USB using gparted according to this guide Here is gparted installed on my computer: In the above list, which one is the usb drive? Is it /dev/sda2 or /dev/sda5? The guide ...
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How to resize partition that is inside “Linux LVM” partition

How to resize partition that is inside "Linux LVM" partition in 13.10 Ubuntu? I transferred Ubuntu installation from 160GB to 500GB disk. I have successfully resized sda3 partition using Ubuntu LiveCd ...
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Can a partition table be edited from a LiveUSB of another architecture?

My purpose is to re-partition a dual-boot machine (running Ubuntu 13.04 / Windows 7), i.e. the current table is as follows: ----------------------------------------------------------- | | ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after editing Windows loader partition with GParted [closed]

I made the uninformed decision to add a label (and nothing else) to my windows loader partition with GParted. The GParted entry is: ( /dev/sda1 | fat32 | [no mount point] | [new label] | 900.00 MiB | ...
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GParted and Ubuntu installer does not recognize Windows partition, but Ubuntu does

So, I'm trying to set up a dual-boot of Windows 7 Ult 64-bit with Ubuntu on my computer. The computer has UEFI firmware and originally came with Win 8. It has a 16GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I intend for ...
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Update GRUB to reflect changed partition location

I currently have 3 partitions: Windows, Ubuntu, and swap. I want to move my windows partition by about 20GB. When I try to do this in GParted, it tells me that this will mess up GRUB, and that there ...
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How can I resize my partition?

There are a few other questions here with a similar title, I followed the steps in each one but I'm still unable to resize my Ubuntu 11.04 partition using Gparted. When I right click on sda1, and ...
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GParted does not show free space partitioned with Windows

This is my third failed attempt at dual booting windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (14.04 twice, and now 15.04). My computer is a Gigabyte Aorus X3 plus V3. When I tried to install Ubuntu using the 'something ...
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How to access my /home partition?

I am very new to Linux. I installed Ubuntu, tried to add a /home partition, messed up, formatted again, etc. Then finally I added /home by selecting "Something Else". Now I can see that I have a ...
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USB File System: Unknown. GParted

I have an 8GB Flash disk (I don't know the exact model). I deleted partitions in GParted, and now it doesn't work. When I want to format the device, it says that "dev/sdb close device failed ...
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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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Swap Space Allocation Problem

I have a single 160 GB physical hard drive. I have Windows 8.1 installed on 100 GB (Local Disk C:). I left the remaining 60 GB as unallocated space for Ubuntu installation. Now, the problem is that ...
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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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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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Red exclamation mark when attempting to resize HDD - gparted

I'm unable to shrink Windows partition using gparted live CD. The partition filesystem is NTFS. Windows 7 is on it and boots fine. Gparted information dialog gives the following: Status - ...
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Increase cryptswap size

My cryptswap is now 4gb. I upgraded my RAM and I'd like to increase the swap accordingly to approx 8GB. So far, I've reduced the size of my main sda1 partition with GParted by 4gb and I'm left with ...
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gparted freeze during NTFS partition resize

As mentioned in the title, Gparted froze whilst in the middle of shifting an NTFS partition to the left and increasing it in size to fill the disk space to its right. The last operation it was ...
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Is it important which comes first ,root or swap partition on my external drive?

I am trying to creat root , swap and home partition in order to install ubuntu onto my external hard drive.I use the program called Gparted. But some people say first section must be root ,other say ...
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Why doesn't Gparted show my USB stick?

I have a new 16 GB kingston flash pen that I cannot format Gparted doesn't seem to see it It has some windows exe and files on it In do not have the format option as described here for ...
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Almost formatted my main disk with GParted. Is it safe to reboot?

While trying to format my USB key, I accidentally selected /dev/sda and proceeded to format the disk. Luckily, the formatting was interrupted when GParted noticed the drive was currently mounted. ...
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Formatting SD card in xubuntu

I just bought a new 8Gb SDHC card, but I am not able to create partitions on it. Not when I am using GParted, nor when I am using mkfs. When I insert the SD card the following shows up in dmesg: ... ...
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Why is my storage partition xxGB, when Disk Utility, and Gparted say otherwise?

I created an ext4 partition to back-up my files to, and partitioned it for 102GB in Gparted using a live USB. After I booted into Ubuntu, I opened Disk Utility, and it said that the partition was ...
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Expanding your home directory size

I would like to copy or expand my /home directory ... All tutorials talks about moving the home directory from a partition to another but the problem that I only have one partition that was more than ...