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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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Can I Use x1000 in GParted Instead of x1024?

This is getting so annoying. Many applications are using GiB and MiB instead of GB and MB. When I installed Ubuntu, I based my partitions off x1000 (1 MB = 1000 KB, 1 MiB = 1024 KiB). Based on ...
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Is it safe to unset the msftdata flag on a ext4 partiton that was reformatted from ntfs?

As part of my shedding windows I've been changing the partitions on my legacy drives from ntfs to ext4 by doing the copy / format / copy back dance. This has gone well, but I noticed in gparted that ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 + Dell XPS 13 2015 + Enlarging \boot partition

I am attempting to increase the partition size of '/boot' (recent update put strain on the current ~250 MB partition) but running into problems as GParted (when run from a LiveCD) will not recognize ...
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How do I run gparted as root?

I installed gparted to use for partitioning my hard drive so ubuntu is my only os but when I tried to run gparted, it told me that i have to be root but i am root as far as i know how do i know for ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Installation fails

so after many times I installed ubuntu on my machines, I decided to install ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell. I created LiveCD using universal usb installer and ubuntu 15.10 iso from official website + checked ...
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close/minimize/maximize controls of windows absent , ctrl +alt +T not working, dash and launcher absent post resizing system partition

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS My Terminal & Unity are not working. When login i see my ctr+alt+T is not working, login screen bland, no dash, no launcher. However i am able to run GUI ...
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Flash drive not seeing in disk list

I have a weird problem with my USB drive. It is recognize in the ubuntu Disk utility as been a No Media drive and it name is SMI USB MEMORY BAR (1000) but I cannot see it in < sudo disk -l >. The ...
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ubuntu 15.04 installer cannot find my hard disk

I'm trying to install ubuntu 15.04 beside windows 10, but installer can't find my hard drive, here is the gparted output: but I get this on installer: How can I fix it?
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GParted: set partition type /dev/sdb1 error

I am new to Ubuntu so i apologize for some idiotic thing i may say. I am using gparted to create a fat32 file system in my usb device. when i try the operation i get the error specified in the ...
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Extend Ubuntu Partition to a Windows Drive [duplicate]

I'm running out of space on my root(/sda10). I want to merge the drive Ubuntu(/sda8 - 10 GiB) in my root(/sda10). I don't have any unallocated space so. Should I format the Ubuntu(/sd8) in ext4 ...
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Installed ubuntu with win 7 on 60gb partion, I used about 10gb only but getting “Low Disk Space”

How can I make the entire 60gb available to Ubuntu? GParted partition editor shows 60 gb I think I need to increase this: Output from disk usage analyser Most of the related answers are focusing on ...
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Problem for creating partition for install ubuntu 14.04

Please help me to resolve this issue, I tried to install ubuntu using the first option that is erase entire disk and install ubuntu.After that installation failed,I think some issue in HD. Please help ...
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Gparted cannot unmount USB

I recently bought a new USB, anyway when first plug it in i get this error. Which is clearly wrong as this comp has never seen this USB before. And it does end up mounting anyway. It shows up in ...
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Cannot expand partition in gparted

I'm really stuck with trying to increase the size of the partition sda5 which is a lvm2. I'm quite new to linux and am really pulling my hair out here. From what I've read, LVM's are supposed to be ...
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How can I efficiently format my Ubuntu Live USB to a FAT32 partition?

Consider the following situation: $ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for user: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes ------------%<----------------------------- Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, ...
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What does “Gtk-ERROR **: GTK+ 2.x symbols detected.” mean?

When starting gparted, it crashes with the error: Gtk-ERROR **: GTK+ 2.x symbols detected. Using GTK+ 2.x and GTK+ 3 in the same process is not supported I already opened LP bug #1094354 for this. ...
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Creating a new linux partition to the left of linux partition

When I moved from windows to Linux I thought I may not use it much so I only used some 60gb for Linux. But nowadays I don't touch windows. I would like to move the free space from windows partition ...
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Merging two partitions (Gparted) - Error: Cannot delete partition

Apparently, during the installation of Ubuntu 14.04, it did not delete an existing partition. Now, I want to merge that one with a new one (How to merge partitions?). However, deletion of the old ...
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GParted not working

I can't run gparted. I have purged and reinstalled and the error persists. Here's the output of running sudo gparted in the terminal sudo gparted /usr/sbin/gpartedbin: error while loading shared ...
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Ubuntu won't reboot after resizing my Windows partition

I bought myself a new Acer AXC-603 computer a few months ago and, as I had been using Ubuntu for about five years, I've decided to configure my new machine in Dual Boot, keeping the majority of space ...
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Need to expand the size of /boot

I want to upgrade to the newest version of Ubuntu, but I keep getting the error "Not enough free disk space". The upgrade needs a total of 90.6M of free space. My problem is that boot presently uses ...
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Unable to mount USB on Ubuntu 15.10

I was trying to create a bootable Windows 7 USB stick using the instructions in the blog post below: CREATE A BOOTABLE WINDOWS 7 USB DRIVE FROM LINUX (TESTED ON UBUNTU) But after trying to format ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and Fedora

I'm thinking about dual booting my current ubuntu 12.04 OS with fedora 18. My question is when I shrink the current ubuntu partition, which takes the whole disk (with Gparted) will I be able to share ...
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Expanding space of a partition containing bootloader with gparted - how do I move the free space so that it safely can be done?

I've got a problem on my hands. My disk contains /dev/sda1 which is my Ubuntu partition, /dev/sda2 which is an NTFS partition, then comes the unallocated space which I want to use to expand the next ...
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Phantom Partition … how do I correct this?

I've done a clean install twice since this appeared (not to fix this, as everything seems to be working). Gparted doesn't show any such partition. I'm about to do another clean install, so this is the ...
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GParted - unable to create new partitions (grayed out)

I'm trying to create a new swap since the old one seems to be set up incorrectly. It takes over 90 seconds to boot in because it's running some process at the start. If I comment out swap in fstab, ...
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SATA SSD GTP table will not reformat

I wanted to reformat my drive as msdos table so i could use it in another system without uefi and put a new installation on it since the laptop it was in died. That said, i first tried gparted and ...
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Zombie partitions

This issue has evolved. IT'S ALIVEEEEEEEEEE!!! After giving the disk a brand-new partition table (or that's what gparted would have me think it's done), this is what gparted shows: How great! ...
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Gparted shows incorrect used space

I want to clone my system over to a 16GB SSD, but can't seem to shrink the partition in Gparted to fit. I've cleared the trash and everything, and Nautilus seems to show only 8GB used. However, when I ...
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Ubuntu Live doesn't detect my partitions

I install windows 7 in my pc and i try to install another linux distro. But when i go to ubuntu live and launch GParted, this error shown to me: /dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that ...
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Removing Swap Partition after Ubuntu has been installed

So my question is when removing my swap partition sense it is after my boot partition how do I combine it with my root partition? Do I have to run off a Gparted Live cd but how would I go about ...
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I get the following terminal display when I am trying to install gparted on my system (lines at bottom)

$ sudo apt-get install gparted Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package gparted $ sudo add-apt-repository "deb ...
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Format usb linux Western Digital external disks

How can I format an external USB drive? I have a Western Digital external usb which adds automatically a virtual read-only CD partition which prevented me to run the standard ways to format a disk. ...
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How to merge unallocated partition to linux partition

I have a windows partition which was 500gb, then i installed ubuntu with a 40gb partition, now i am short of space, so i booted my ubuntu14 live cd and shrunk my windows paritition and got 88gb free ...
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Ubuntu disk msdos partition fix reverse order

the disk info Hey.. I just made a mistake trying to convert a primary into a logical partition. and then it become a disaster to me.. my original disk partition: /dev/sda1 Windows Disk C, ntfs ...
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Dealing with ubuntu partitions for the first time [closed]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 by using a bootable usb flash drive. After installing the software gparted I see that I have the following partitions: For what I understood, the OS is ...
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Cleared and Unformatted partitions in GParted

I was formatting my drive and found a partition system named cleared and unformatted. What are those partitions and why they are in GParted app ?
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Which partitions can be deleted? [closed]

I have ubuntu 15.10 and windows 10 installed on my laptop, but I have also other 9 partitions, and I don't know if I need them and which of those I can safely delete in order to increase size of other ...
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Unknown file system. Entering rescue mode. After Complete Format with Gparted

I installed Ubuntu 2 days ago. During installation I mistakenly selected to format my Disk.Later I realized that there was some very important data on the disk. So I thought it's better to go back to ...
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Proper way to remove other operating systems after installing ubuntu?

My environment: Linux mint on /dev/sda2 Ubuntu on /dev/sda7 Windows 7 on /dev/sda4 & /dev/sda5 click for gparted screenshot I want to remove my first OS Linux mint. I don't want to waste ...
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Format a partition with ubuntu on it [closed]

I would like to format my partitions with Ubuntu on them. How can I find them in Gparted ?
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SD card reader detected but SD storage not shown

I have a a multi card reader. Today accidentally I ejected my reader while formatting a SD card by Gparted. When I inserted it again, it detected is lsusb but nothing was opening ie. as a storage ...
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How to enlarge root and home on dual boot?

I want to shrink my windows c: partition with 200 gb and use this to enlarge my linux partition. This is the situation at this moment: So this is my plan: sda2 (win c): -200gb sda5 (root): +25 gb ...
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Is GParted a good tool for resizing an NTFS partition?

I have a dual-boot setup with Ubuntu and Windows Vista. I need to shrink the partition that Vista is installed on. (It's an NTFS partition.) I tried using Vista's own disk manager, but it didn't work. ...
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Completely defragmenting a disk

So, my disk is a mess. First I need to mention that it is a NTFS filesystem. So what I want to do is to completely defragment the disk. I want it so that after defragmenting I have continuous empty ...
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Can't shrink this partition even though there is unused space

I'm trying to free some space from os and as you can see there is 97 unused Gib but I can only remove 2084 MB , how can i fix that? Image included
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ubuntu 15.10 - shrinking volumes and removing others

I have the above volumes. Basicly it's an ubuntu 15.10 dual boot with windows 10. I want to shrink all the volumes in order to make them fit inside a 250GB SSD(Now I have HDD). I can't manage to ...
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How to resize ubuntu partition

I have got 3 partitions. partition on /dev/sda1 is for files. partition on /dev/sda2 is for microsoft windows (in this partition i have got unallocated space). partition on /dev/sda3 is extended ...