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Unable to create partition table

I have an SD card, and it says the only partition on it is a RAW partition. When I try to format it, gparted says there is no partition table. When I try to add one, it is unable to. (Only tried a ...
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How to resize the partition in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have only one partition right now. I want to make two partitions. But I am unable to do so. I am using GParted for this. Here is the screenshot of gparted. When I click on resize. The minimum ...
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How to extend root partition using unallocated space?

I got a filesystem root has 0 disk space error while upgrading Ubuntu, so I've opened Windows 8 and shrinked C drive. Now, I have a 100 gb unallocated space but I see that I cannot merge it to ...
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Undo “Create partition Table” with Gparted on luks encrypted disk

I mistakenly picked the wrong disk volume with GParted and chose either the "Create partition table" or "Partition->new" (not sure). I realized the error before applying the change and exited ...
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which partition should I extend?

so I shrunk the main storgage partition in my windows 7, and now I want to give that space to ubuntu. There are 3 partitions I see reserved for ubuntu: extended, ext4 (the file system?), and ...
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Please help to increase my root partition size [duplicate]

I really need to increase my root file system size to atleast 20 gb. Right now I am running out of space. And I dont want to re install everything again. I have attached a screenshot of gparted. Any ...
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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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Cannot resize disk using GParted [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on my ASUS x550l. I have done everything with the OS setup, now I want to resize my disk but I can't do it by using GParted. How can I resize my disk?
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Hard-Disk Partitioning: Please Help Me! :(

Guys i am new to linux and all that stuff. I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 a few days ago and i am not happy with the hard disk partition so i installed gparted, i want to add the unallocated ...
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How to shrink Ubuntu LVM logical and physical volumes?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 as the only OS on my system. I told Ubuntu to overwrite everything as I was in a hurry, hence I only have the two partitions Ubuntu creates, the Boot Partition of a ...
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Resize root Partition that is lvm'ed

I know this question has been asked many times, but I'm having a hard time figuring this out. I have a partition that is lvm'ed and I'm trying to increase it's size. This is on a VM machine, I first ...
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How do I add unallocated space to my distro?

I deleted my old main distro, and now I have unallocated space i want to add to the new one but gparted doesn't let me resize it.
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how to resize my main partition/ complete delete old one?

I dual booted with Xubuntu and Elementary to try it out but didn't like it. Now I want to delete Elementary completely. i downloaded Gparted but I can't delete some partitions because they're locked.
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ubuntu cannot install gparted

I'm trying to run gparted on fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In unity search when I write gparted it responds with 'No results found'. In terminal I write sudo apt-get install gparted and it ...
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Why do 15.04 System Settings/Details and gparted disagree on disk size?

gparted says I have one installed drive (/dev/sda) and its size is 476.94 GB. This is correct -- my only drive is a 500 GB SSD. Under System Settings, the Details display is mostly correct, the ...
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Why do I get this error message when using gparted in the live cd?

So, I have just bought a new laptop. I used a live cd to check the default partitions and I get this error (see screenshot). Why is that? I am slightly worried because my last HD had so many bad ...
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Unknown space on my hard drive

I recently formatted a 250GB SSD and installed Ubuntu 14.04. I see 15GB not being used and marked as "unknown". I had not partitioned the drive initially. Can I use this space or should I just leave ...
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Gparted doesn't create partition table

I wrongly used to command dd to create a bootable usb specifying the partition of the USB, and not the disk (with of=/dev/sdb1 instead of of=/dev/sdb and now I'm trying to recover the USB. When I ...
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How to wipe/format entire disk using gparted?

With gnome-disk-utility alias palimpsest there is an option to format entire disk with partitioning scheme "none" or something similar. How do I do that in gparted? (? is it the "loop" option ?) Or ...
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How to format the unallocated USB drive and make it as Fat32?

I'm not able to format my USB as stated here and while following these steps : sudo su fdisk -l df umount /dev/sdb1 mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1 my bootable USB was changed to Unallocated format and it's ...
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Dual Boot formatting partition to ntfs

I just formatted my PC and decided to install a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS following this answer I set the partitions. But somehow in the last step I couldn't format the partition ...
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How to install Windows(8.1/10) when Ubuntu 14.04 is installed?

I want to install windows operating system on my laptop (originally came with windows, but deleted it because Ubuntu is better for me, but now I have to use Windows, because of my studies). Few days ...
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Resize partitions Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition

I've a Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition. Is it possible to resize partitions? I've already installed gparted, but i can't start gparted: $ sudo gparted Failed to get D-Bus connection: operation not permitted ...
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How to remove fedora after installing Ubuntu (from Ubuntu)?

I already have Windows 7 installed and then had installed fedora 18 alongside it. Recently, I installed Ubuntu alongside both. Now I wish to remove the space given for Fedora and merge it with Ubuntu. ...
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Bad/Damaged Drive No Longer Even Accessible via LiveCD

I have a bad/damaged hard drive that had Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS installed on it, and per suggestions in the Ubuntu Forums, I was going to try and use ddrescue on it to clone it to another drive and ...
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lvm2 pv format option is grayed out in gparted

I would like to format a partition to lvm2 pv with gparted, but the option is grayed out.
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Gparted - Can't resize win 10 partition? [duplicate]

I can't to be able to re-size windows 10 file system partition using Gparted. The partition is un-mounted and this is not about swap-partitioning Do help me?
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How do you delete old ubuntu partitions?

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 in order to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.10. After installing, Ubuntu 15.04 created a new partition. I wanted to merge the two partitions and if you can suggest ...
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Restore grub after windows 10 installation

I was dual booting ubuntu and Windows 8 happily until I upgraded to windows 10. Windows 10 boots fine but I can't boot Ubuntu. If I choose the ubuntu partition from the boot menu I'm given the grub ...
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how do you expand the boot partition of a standard 14.04 install

I have read several solutions to this problem but they did not address a non dual boot standard 14.04 install. Below is the structure of my disk. I tried to paste a picture of gparted but apparently ...
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How can I resize an external USB NTFS partition?

I have a new USB drive which came with a single NTFS partition. How can I shrink that so that I can create an ext4 partition? gparted does not seem to have the "Resize" option highlighted. Update: ...
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/boot wont take up the unallocated space!

I have dual boot on my PC, running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to increase the size of /boot so that I can update stuff but apparently boot wont take up the unallocated space directly behind ...
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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: cancel pending operation

I started three gparted operations about an hour ago. It consist of moving a partition, growing another and then moving another partition. I would like to cancel the third one / stop after the second. ...
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Extend root partition (and optionally move), after getting rid of windows

I know, the question was asked many times and it's all over unix forums but I already spent hours trying to implement methods from there, but they're either not working to me or too confusing. So I ...
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How to Increase Home Folder Size in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I want to expand home partition refers that folder will be full. I've been looking this problem on the internet, it was told to boot over "the gparted live cd/usb", but still can not expand its size. ...
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gparted Disk format problem

I have tried to format a usb manually in ubuntu but 3.60 gib usb ----> 2.1 mb usb 3.58 gb space left as unlocated when i try to format it in gparted it says The driver descriptor says the physical ...
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Gparted unable to resize partition

I am trying to resize my 2.73 TiB partition but I am unable to do so. From what I've found, I will be unable to resize a partition that is in use so I have to boot from CD/USB. There is the main ...
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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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Can't gparted recognize exfat drives?

My USB drive is formatted as exfat. GParted shows it as unallocated space. Is there a way to make Gparted understand exfat filesystem? For example, I want to rename my USB drive (exfat), but gparted ...
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Does someone have a guide to Gparted?

I've been getting messages from Ubuntu saying that the partition is almost full. Could someone please tell me how to expand it using Gparted? What I really need is an introduction to partitions- that ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive with data on it

So I've got 2 hard drives, a 128GB SSD, on which Windows 7 is installed, and a standard 1TB hard drive. Now I want to install Ubuntu. The SSD has only got about 4GB of space left, and I don't really ...
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GParted Resize/Move Options

What does "Free space preceding" and "Free space following" mean? I checked GParted manual but could not find an answer.
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Gparted Recognizes Usb but not Ubuntu 15.04 or the file manager

I plugged in my usb today and expected to be able to find it in the manager,to my surprise it did not show up so i plugged and re plugged in various areas, so i went to gparted and formatted correctly ...
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How to partition hard drive for ubuntu?

All the help/tutorials out there tell me that I should get an option to partition the hard drive for me. This didn't happen and so I'm using the 'try ubuntu without installing' option and using ...
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GParted showing incorrect used space

guys, I've been trying to search a solution for this all over Google, but my effects was of no avail. I wanted to resize my current partition to about 500 GB and create a new partition with all free ...
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Messy partitions: How do I fix my HDD and SSD partitions from a USB?

So after finding out I gave my external HDD 250 MB instead of 250 GB I tried to fix it by changing the partitions around with some popular software. Told me to restart my PC. Now every time I try to ...
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Can't unmount ext 4 in gparted

I wanted to add extra swap to my pc I followed lots of tutorials but i needed to make a unallocated partition and for that I needed to unmount ext4 I'm totally new in Ubuntu or linux Anybody a ...
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Switching to Ubuntu from Windows

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now. I still have windows installed and it's taking up the majority of my hard drive space. I want to fully switch to Ubuntu though. I've backed up everything I need ...
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GParted will not start, corrupt GPT table

I'm trying to start GParted and get the following series of errors in pop-up boxes before it eventually quits: Invalid argument during seek for read on /dev/sda Libparted Bug Found! The backup GPT ...