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USB flash drive mysterious label

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used my USB drive to install Kali Linux to another computer. After that, every time I format that drive using gParted with no label, instead of showing something like ...
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Why can't I adjust partition size precisely with parted (KDE Partition Manager)?

Context: I want to clone my Kubuntu 12.04 (the Pustulated Priapulid) installation from one logical volume to another, prior to doing a dist-upgrade to 14.04 (the Teratogenic Tardigrade) on the ...
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ext4 data recovery from gparted error

There is a number of other questions on this topic, however majority concerns formatted partitions or drive failure. In my case: During resizing and moving 2.7TB partition in Gparted, I encountered ...
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Ubuntu partition table

I'm having a problem re-arranging my partition table. My partition table looks like the picture above, and I would like to extend my sda5 to use the space in the sda4. I already tried to format the ...
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Dual boot extend partition

I am really new to ubuntu, and I wanted to extend my dual boot Ubuntu partition, but there is no option to which I can extend it. I have run gparted, then I swapoff the linux-swap. I already have an ...
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How to create two partitions with exactly the same size?

I created two partitions using the following commands. parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1 50001 parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1948001 1998001 Each partition should have 50001 ...
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Move unallocated space so it can be assigned to an existing partition

I have an issue that I cannot seem to solve, please see the following screenshot: The circles represent the key symbols which aren't removed even during live session from a bootable USB of Xubuntu. ...
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Formatting for Windows 8 Dual Boot - Drive Not Found

I have a ubuntu PC that I'm trying to install Windows 8 on as a dual boot. I used gparted to shrink the existing partition and create a new one formatted as ntfs, but when I tried to install windows ...
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cryptswap1 Probably Eating RAM; Stuck in GParted; How to Fix?

To flow into the problems I had been dealing with, my copy of Lubuntu 13 became so unstable that I decided to do a fresh install of the alternative install of Lubuntu 14. Had quite a bit of trouble ...
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HDD 46G used per GParted and df - but only 10G per ncdu, du, baobab etc Ubuntu 12.04LTS

Good day. I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running a headless NAS box (HP Microserver) - used mainly for backup, but it also runs Plex Media Server. Plex stopped working and it turned out I was out of disk ...
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Resize Move Partitions on Dual Boot System

I would like to be able to adjust the partitions shown below. Specifically, I want to add an additional 10GB from the unallocated space to /dev/sda5 (Ubuntu install). I will then format the remaining ...
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How to triple boot Ubuntu, OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1?

I just bought a new MacBook Pro and have decided to triple boot my old HP G62 (~4 years old) with Mavericks, Ubuntu, and Windows 8. My HP was previously running Windows 7, but in the process of trying ...
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USB turn write protection off forced

I have a USB-flash device (SanDisk SDCZ33 BM120423519D) with no hardware switch, which is stuck in readonly mode: # hdparm /dev/sdf /dev/sdf: SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 05 00 00 00 ...
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Repairing corrupt GPT backup table on USB drive

I have spent way too much time trying to do this, consulting quite a few threads, trying everything I can. At this point there isn't anything I haven't tried. I've been using both gdisk and Gparted ...
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After reboot swap turns off issue

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I have a problem with my swap partition. I resized swap with GParted. When partitioning, I had to turn swap partition off. After resizing it, I put it back to active (ON) ...
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Installation Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop's hard drive which was completely empty without partitions. When installing I could not define partitions or by selecting Options that ...
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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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GRUB-Problem – Ubuntu on SSD, Windows on HDD

I googled alot but didn't find a solution for my certain problem. I installed windows and ubuntu on my SSD and used my HDD as a NTFS to be able to save data to it from both Windows and Linux. Now I ...
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Problem installing and problem remove partition

I have two problems, one is that Ubuntu not will boot unless it is from a USB drive. How do I make it boot up from my SSD? I realized I had a partition on my SSD which I probably need to remove. I ...
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how to partiion with g parted

hello I have five 2tb hard drives and I would like to make the computer with Ubuntu read all 10 like right now it just shows the one 2tb that has Ubuntu installed on it all the others are their their ...
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Problem with partitioning

I have a problem trying to partition my hard drive. I recently installed Ubuntu, to find out if I have a problem with the internet connection on my PC, since the Windows I was using couldn't connect ...
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How to extend EXT Partition of Ubuntu

I've Dual booted Ubuntu in PC by shrinking the C: drive actual size of c: drive ntfs is 100 GB and Ext partition is 15 Gb now I'm thinking to extend the size of EXT where Ubuntu is installed without ...
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Increasing Windows Partition

I'm trying to increase my windows partition in gparted but I am unable to do so. I opened the exclamation on the windows partition and found that I needed to do chkdsk I booted into my Windows7 ...
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Putting unallocated space on drive to use

I have a fine dual boot system (WinXP || Trusty14.04) with a /dev/sda already maxed out in terms of number of primary partitions (sda1, sda2, sda3, sda4). Partition Start End Size ...
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GParted Closing When Applying Operations

Recently I've been trying to get Lubuntu 14.04 running off of a SD Card (the computer I'm running this on only has 1 GB of hard disk space). I've created and used "Live SD"'s like this with ...
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How to reinstall Mac OS X 10.9? [closed]

First, here's what happened: I had OS X Mavericks (10.9) installed on my MacBook Pro. Then I wiped the operating system to get Windows 7 instead. After that, I went to install Ubuntu 12.04, but while ...
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How to fix USB pendrive

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and my friend gave me a pendrive to repair. When I use GParted it doesn't work, so I went to the information section and then it said this: warning unable to detect file ...
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How to extend my root (/) partition?

Till today I was using ubuntu 13.04 in my windows7/ubuntu dual boot. Just now I have upgraded to ubuntu 14.04. My software updater showed an updates available message. I proceeded with Install Now . ...
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Cannot expand Ubuntu partition even though I have 22 GB of extra unallocated space

I have shrunk my Windows partition so that I can expand my Ubuntu partition. I have the following partitions: I have booted from USB and unmounted the swap partition as well. The unallocated space ...
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Problem with partitions

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I open GParted, I get a libparted bug found error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda2 -- Device or resource busy. This means ...
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Resize earlier boot partition

I installed Win7 as a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 "Just in case" I ever needed a Windows program that just couldn't be emulated, but I haven't really run into the problem yet. Instead, I'd like 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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How to modify the starting boundary of an ext4 partition?

There are 4 partitions on the disk. parted /dev/sda --script -- print ... 1 1049KB 50.0GB ... ext4 2 50GB 82GB ... linux-swap 3 82GB 100GB ... ext4 4 100GB 1000GB ... ext4 My goal is to ...
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/dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should [duplicate]

When I open gparted I get the following warning: /dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should. ...
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Removed a partition with GParted. Ubuntu still tries to mount it

This is my problem. When I installed my Ubuntu 14.04 partition coming back from Windows 7, I decided to leave my Games partition alone and have it be there. I then realized having a root partition, a ...
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Adding unallocates space to an extended partition

My existing hdd partition is as below: Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands. (parted) print Model: ATA ...
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Mounting a unmounted USB drive

I have unmounted my USB drive using Gparted. But then I remove the USB drive from computer and reconnect, it is not visible in my computer. How can i make it visible?? Here is the output from lsblk ...
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install Window 7 after Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

Can I install Window7 on an existing Ubuntu 14 laptop by shrinking the Ubuntu 14 partition, installing Windows 7 into the created freespace, and running Boot Repair to get the Grub boot menu with both ...
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Does “resize2fs” work like this?

I read how to use "resize2fs" but something is not very clear, would like to confirm if the following steps are correct. My goal is to do resizing without losing data. I can use rescue CD to boot ...
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Partition Resizing to Add Windows 7

when I got Ubuntu, I accidentally formatted Windows 8 and now I only have Ubuntu. I was able to obtain a windows 7 ISO, and I would like to put that in. I have installed the ISO into my flash drive, ...
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Error formatting SD card

I'm now trying to resize a 64 Gb SD card and format it to ext4 (i use a normal SD card reader, not a usb card reader) in order to use it on my android device. formating it to fat32 won't give me a ...
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Separate Partition or Device to store data in case of O/S reload

I'm new to Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to set up a separate partition for my media files, so that if I have to re-load the O/S, I don't lose the data files. Last time I reloaded I lost everything even ...
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No operating system found even when grub2 was reinstalled

I know there have been many variations on this question and have certainly tried to do my research. I don't really know what I'm doing so I would rather not take risks. I am trying to dual boot ...
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Is my gparted partition editor looking okey?

So. I re-installed ubuntu and there were some things that shoud have been preinstalled but are not. One of them was Gparted. Here is a screenshot of my gparted. Is it okey, I'm in a bit of doubt.
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Reading Partition Start and End in TestDisk

I'm using TestDisk in an attempt to recover a partition gone terribly awry. Identifying the partition in question should simply be a matter of simply recognizing the location in the disk that it ...
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Resize hard drive partition to make more space for /var

I am running out of space in the /var partition. I have plenty of space in my /home partition. How do I shrink the /home partition to make more space for the /var partition? I have read some blogs ...
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Problem expanding Ubuntu partition

I have 50 GBs of unallocated space on my hard drive and I want to expand my Ubuntu partition to fill that space; however, when I run gparted in a live version of Ubuntu and turn the swap off, it only ...
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Run Gparted over SSH

I am using a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and I started building a Samba server at home I am using Ubuntu-Server 14.04 for this machine. I use Webmin and SSH (depending on the job) to configure my ...
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Gparted Partition Mount Points Alternate Between 2 Physical Disk Drives

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a system with 2 physical disk drives. I am frequently seeing mount errors on startup. When I check the drive partitions using GPARTED, I see that my two ...
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GParted made some of my HDD capacity dissapear! [duplicate]

My HDD size was 1TB (dynamic) and there were already 4 partitions in it. One with the Windows C drive (450GB), another recovery (20GB), another with some tools from the laptop manufacturer (about ...