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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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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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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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What is the safest way to remove a swap partition?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a 64-bit HP laptop with a 16 GB flash drive. I do not have a working hard drive right now. When I installed Ubuntu, I created a 2 GB swap partition on sdb1. I have since ...
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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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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 ...
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Could Not Deactivate Swap in Gparted Error

I'm trying to partition my Linux VM (VirtualBox on MacBook Air) using GParted after clicking Try Ubuntu(I didn't install Ubuntu yet). This is my GParted setup: After right clicking, I clicked the ...
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Can I cancel dd command and rebuild partition table?

I am attempting to fix the partition table on a 1 TB hard drive. GParted on my live disk sees the drive as being "2 TiB"... It is clearly labelled as 1 TB on the outside. I started a low level ...
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How to extend ext4 with gparted?

I am having short in disk space in my ubuntu /dev/sda6 and i have 11.08 GB of free space unallocated in the sense.I have followed different article about the repartition but they are not working here ...
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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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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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How can I change permissions on external drives right after formatting with GParted? [duplicate]

Using GParted, I have formatted an external HDD to ext4. As it turns out the default is that I have no write access. How can I change permissions on external drives?
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Ideal space for partition to install Ubuntu

I have a 60GB Toshiba satellite Laptop with XP Pro with one partition (27 GB are used by xp and 28GB are free). I am going to create a partition (with GParted from Ubuntu 12.04 boot CD) and after that ...
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How can I extend partition into free space that is not directly before or after the partition?

I want to add free space (323.69GB) to my Ubuntu file system (242.62GB). But as you can see I can't do this via GParted. How can I do this?
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Why is Disk Utility (Palimpsest) the default and not GParted?

GParted seems to be the more robust and feature-rich application of the two, is there a reason as to why GParted is not installed by default in Ubuntu?
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Recovering a lost file system off a hard drive?

I was repartioning my hard drive, and I was in the process of moving a partition left and resizing it, when I accidentally hit the "Cancel" button. While the partition itself was already resized, the ...
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18 billion GB extended partition showing in GParted - how was this done?

And what does it mean - exactly? And - although I strongly suspect it's not the drive's fault and also that there isn't one - anyone know how to return drives to their original geometric state ...
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Repartition drive without caring what's on it

I've got a microSDHC which appears to have a broken partition table. When I plugged it in there where a lot of folders and I was able to copy some files of it. But most files had a filesize 0 and most ...
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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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GParted merge unallocated space to ext4 partition

Here I want to merge unallocated space to ext4 partition. But during running in Ubuntu it is not allowed. Am I right? It has key picture. I must do that Ubuntu DVD booting from it and selecting try ...
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Problems Installing Ubuntu 13.10 Alongside Windows 7 - gpart shows unallocated space

I've searched for people with similar problems but none of the fixes seem to be working for me. I have a Windows 7 (200gb + 100mb reserved partitions) and the rest (~800gb) as unallocated. This is ...
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What partition table does the ubuntu 12.04 installer make?

What partition table does the Ubuntu 12.04 live CD installer make? Or can you choose that? Or should I use Gparted when I make the partitions for best compatibility?
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Updated PPA for Gparted

I am looking for a PPA that has an updated version of GPARTED. The one in the official repositories is very old (Version 0.12.1). Since then, there has been 10 new versions. The last one was the 0.16 ...
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Is there a command line tool to shrink partition size?

I have searched around and found this page. But is GUi tool. IS there a command line tool I can use to shrink one of my partition size Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Merge unallocated partitions

So my disk ended up being partitioned like this (in order): System reserved (100MB) Windows 7 (NTFS, 500GB) Ubuntu (ext4, 100GB) Swap (4GB) Unallocated Space (400GB) Unfortunately, the ...
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How to safely remove Ubuntu 12.04 from a dual-boot installation with Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have an Acer Netbook with Windows XP on it. I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 (actually upgraded from 10.?? to 11.04 to 11.10 ...
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“Partition Misaligned by 1024 bytes” on encrypted lvm

Disk Utility is giving me the error "The partition is misaligned by 1024 bytes. This may result in very poor performance. Repartitioning is suggested" on a partition which holds an encrypted LVM. I ...
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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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How to partition a Advanced Disk HDD properly using Gparted or similar

I have one of these fancy hard drives that use the "revolutionary" Advanced Disk format. I partitioned my HDD for Ubuntu 11.10 from scratch and checked with Ubuntu's disk utility for errors. However, ...
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GParted shows “unallocated” on my sda drive (parallel boot with Win XP)

This question is similar to others, but none of the answers was conclusive for my case. I have Windows XP installed on my laptop by default and later on I installed ubuntu 10.10. Grub2 is my ...
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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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partition resize problem gparted

I know that there are a ton of questions relating to that subject, but after reading a lot of them, I believe that I have another problem. First, let me tell you my story :) I have an ASUS laptop ...
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Power Failure while Partitioning

I was running GParted in an Ubuntu Live instance to re-partition my hard drive. I had it set to shrink sda3, remove sda2, and enlarge sda6 which was in an extended partition. I accidentally forgot to ...
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Partitioned memory stick only works on Ubuntu

Please note: I've been looking through the "Questions that may already have your answer" but none of help. I attempted to partition a memory stick to make a separate drive for PortableApps, but it ...
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How to increase space for installing programs

Noobie on 12.04. Sorry if this has been answered before but I have not been able to locate it. I had Ubuntu and Windows installed together and then got rid of Windows. However, when I install ...
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Swap partition not enabled after booting up

This is what my gparted looks like When i formatted my computer before installing Ubuntu, I set up the partitions properly (or so i thought) and had the last "unknown" area as a linux-swap and ...
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Increase/extend (resize) OS X partition with GParted

I have a Mac and am dual booting Ubuntu. I booted from a USB and used GParted to shrink the Ubuntu partition leaving me with about 100G of free space. I want to use this to increase the OS X ...
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How to grant permission for newly created partition?

I just created 2 brand new partitions (sda6, sda7) from unallocated space. I wish to perform normal operations such as saving files, creating directory, copying files to these 2 brand new ...
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Toshiba Satellite ubuntu wants to use entire disk

Trying to install Ubuntu on a new Toshiba Satellite Pro C850. When trying to install 12.04.2 but it wants to over write the entire disk . . . ditching Windows 8 completely. Is the only way to dual ...
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Need to expand /boot partition but not sure if I can

So I've been having some trouble installing updates lately because my boot partition has run out of space. I did some research to try and find the best way to expand the partition, but after looking ...
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Unable to Merge Win7 Partition with Unallocated Space Released from Xubuntu

Please see the current partitions in Gparted below [edit - I wasn't allowed to post an image, I just posted the output of fdisk -l], I have moved & resized my Xubuntu partition in order to ...
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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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Recover partition after GParted resizing interrupted by unexpected shutdown

As I was resizing my partitions using GParted, my laptop battery ran out, and the process was interrupted. Now, I am unable to mount the partition which I was trying to resize. I get the following ...
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Is it possible to move free space from Ubuntu partition to Windows, when Windows is located before Ubuntu?

I have Windows partition sda2 and then, next to it, extended partition with Ubuntu sda6. Can I reallocate some of Ubuntu's free space to sda2? I know I can boot from liveCD GParted and cut some GB ...
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Unallocated disk space

I had a dual boot-able system with Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian. I wanted to remove debian so I opened GParted and deleted the partition with Debian. After doing so I thought I could simply resize the ...