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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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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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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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How to merge a partition which is far away from the one I want to merge it with?

I have my disk partitioned the following way: I want to get rid of sda5 by merging it either with sda1 or sda6. I can't do that right now, can I? Because it's not placed next to either sda1 or 6. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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can't resize existing partition with gparted even using bootable cd [duplicate]

The problem is that i want to resize my existing partitions after installation. Exactly the same problem with this one: Need to create a Partition after installing Ubuntu . but, i tried to follow the ...
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Can't seem to boot Ubuntu after resize the partition it was on using GParted

I just shrank my partition in which ubuntu was installed using GParted - with a live Ubuntu usb. The operation was successful. Now I can't seem to boot my ubuntu partition. The grub loader works. But ...
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940917 - BCD needs to be edited via ubuntu

it's a dual boot hdd including 3 partitions. first is win10 boot. seconds is ntfs which windows is installed on and third is ubuntu. i looked in partitions via ubuntu using gparted and found that a ...
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14.04.3 Live USB not booting only on desktop

Acer Aspire XC-610 desktop computer Sandisk Cruiser USB 3.0 16GB Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386.iso and created a live USB using Startup Disk. ...
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how can I increase my swap space in this sitution? [duplicate]

I have 16gb Ram,but I need 48gb....so I should increase my swap space to 32. Can I? I ve tried to use Gparted but it's sth such as lock (or mount)!!!! tnx please see this shot
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Splitting/Resizing a partition in GParted - got a key symbol next to the partition [duplicate]

I was trying to free up some space on my ubuntu ext4 partition using GParted to install Windows 7. However, when I right-click the partition, most options to edit it are greyed out. There is a symbol ...
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Unable to recognize and create partitions for Ubuntu Installation

When I run the setup for 14.04.3 LTS using the live USB and select "something else" for manually creating partitions on my hard disk, for some reason Ubuntu isn't able to detect other partitions and ...
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Hard drive not detected in BIOS

I had dual booted Ubuntu / Win 8 in my Dell Inspiron N5110, I am not sure what started all of this, I think I ran BitBleach as root and it got hung and had to force close it. But I am not sure if ...
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How do I extend mint root partition using a previous un allocated size?

I want to extend sda5 using sda8 with out losing any data.
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Recover GPT partitions or partition table

I was partitioning a GPT hard disk using Gparted. I have deleted the Windows recovery partition successfully and merged that unallocated space to another unallocated space which was previously ...
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I have ubuntu on my laptop already and would like to duel boot Windows

I have recently installed a new SSD and put Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I would like to duel boot with Windows, but I cannot figure out how to partition the hard drive. I am pretty new to linux but have tried ...
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want to extend root partition with gparted

I want to extend my root partition with the unallocated one any help ? These are the screen shots of my GParted: 1=> 2=>
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Want to Extend root partiton Using Gparted on ubuntu14.04

Assalam o alaikum open my "GParted Editor" link here you can see the screenshot => GParted Editor I want extend my root partition(/dev/sda10 ext4) using unallocated space. i tried but nothing happens ...
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Freecom external USB disk shown as two different devices 2TiB and 746GiB

I just bought an external USB disk called "Freecom Hard Drive XS 3TB" (user manual). Immediately after unpacking, I plugged it into Ubuntu and it shows as two devices (/dev/sda is my laptop's drive): ...
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How do I get rid of this delay after deleting my swap partition?

I deleted my swap partition recently with gparted. Now when I bootup, there is a 15-40 second hang after I choose "Ubuntu" from the grub menu. It just says this ACPI probe or something message that it ...
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Problems while resizing bootable external drive :-(

Gparted hangs while trying to resize the existing ext4 bootable partion. How should I resize it to hold another partition for Windows ? In more details, I had made the 1TB external drive bootable ...
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Cannot create partition on ubuntu 14

I have some issues installing ubuntu 14 from cd along with win7. I left some free space on hard drive (~50GB) on windows and started booting ubuntu. Everything went well untill I realised ubuntu don't ...
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Can't create partition [duplicate]

Why it doesn't allow me to resize my partition? I want to create separate partition for windows (7) but no idea how. /:
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Doing Partition in only ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I was not asked to create the partitions in ubuntu 14.04LTS while i was installing it.After Installation i want to create a separate partition for my OS and my data.I have tried using Gparted but it ...
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Installed gparted on ubuntu but does not allow me to resize [duplicate]

I installed virtualbox from a Ubuntu image file. The vid is preset to 30gb. I tried to resize the vdi in windows to 50gb which I was successful at but Ubuntu still only see 30gb not the resized vdi. ...
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boot-repair NVMe drive after gparted copy

I'm trying to migrate to my new NVMe Samsung 950 pro. chroot /mnt/boot-sav/nvme0n1p3 update-grub grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sda1. Check your device.map. Process: ...
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About partitions basic knowledge

have been using Ubuntu for 2 years (14.04 now), have run into LOTS of trouble but have managed to solve most things, one way or another, after many hours of looking for online help, tuts, chats, ...
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How to move a partition up to the partition it's inside of?

First time Linux user here. I seem to have a bit of a problem with my partitions. I have Win7 on /dev/sda3, and my /dev/sda4 partition is split into two parts: a tiny /dev/sda5 containing what I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not recognize a partition resize made with Gparted… what next?

I was running out of space on my 172 Gb HDD, so I bought a 465 Gb replacement, and used the DD command in terminal to copy the old to the new. DD, of course, created a partition exactly 172 Gb in ...
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Thumbdrive fix? “unable to detect file system” 16GB causes 2GB partition

I have a Corsair Flash Voyager 16GB drive. It has worked fine for ages, though I barely use it. I wanted to wipe all the data on it/return it to zeros, so I used sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb1 ...
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Can't resize Windows 7 partition for dual boot

Finally the big step has come. I am going to use Linux as my primary OS. I am preparing for a dual boot system on my pre-installed Windows 7 laptop (Acer Aspire 7750G). Windows 7 will only be used for ...
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Trying to use extra space on a dynamically allocated VM

So I am currently working with a ubuntu VM on a windows host. And originally set up the VM to 50GB with a 20GB ram leaving 30GB for hard disk memory. I've since filled that up and have modified the ...
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how do I get my partition to mount in the file manager?

Below is the image of how my partition table looks like: link to the image as I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, can someone please tell me how do I get my 121Gb partition (dev/sdb2) to appear in the file ...
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How to shrink an Ubuntu 14.04 partition, without losing data? [duplicate]

I just purchased a new Dell Inspiron 5558 laptop with built-in installed Ubuntu 14.04, that has a single partition and I have only one problem: I want to shrink my 1TB drive partition; this Partition ...
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Where should I install Xubuntu to boot on grub?

Last time I lost my grub and Xubuntu after having update Win7 to win10. So, to be sure where should I install xubuntu to boot with grub menu and select xubuntu or win10. Or ,maybe , I have to change ...
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Windows doesn't see gparted partition done

i have a pc with has dual boot of win10 and 14.04 at different ssds, recently i have seen that i spend much more time on ubuntu and made it my primary os, windows had 250gb ssd while ubuntu had 60gb, ...