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GParted bricked my USB Drive

I tried to use GParted to rename my USB Drive. Everything appeared to run smoothly, but when I removed the drive and reinserted it, it wouldn't mount. I can see the USB initialisation in dmesg, 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 safely extend Ubuntu partition?

I need more space at for my Ubuntu partition, so I will need to shrink the Data partition and extend the size of the ext4, right? This is the current state of the partitions: What is the proper way ...
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systemd-udev errors on startup

Ubuntu 13.10, HP-compaq 8510w laptop. I keep seeing the following message on startup and in dmesg: systemd-udevd[304]: error opening ATTR{/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/ata5/host4 ...
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How can I resize my partition inside extended partition giving its space from outside of extended partition?

I am having this set up at the moment : and I would like to give the unallocated space between /dev/sda3/ and /dev/sda4 to /dev/sda5`. How can I do that now ?
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Move bios_grub Partition to Assign Unallocated Space

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside OSX and now I want to assign more space to the Ubuntu partition. I booted from a live CD and used gparted but I encountered the following problem : Between ...
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problems while formating to fat32

I need to format my external hard drive to fat32 in order for it to work on a ps3, but when i try to do it in Gparted I get an error : if this helps, first I formated it to fat32 without any ...
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Why do I keep getting an error when I try to resize ext4 under extended?

I had already assigned unallocated space to my extended partition and now i want to enlarge my ext4 partition. The problem is, it starts and when its almost finished, it gives me an error and makes me ...
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Is there any problem if i copy ubuntu partition to any other partiotions?

is there any problem if i copy ubuntu partition and paste it to another patition and deleted the original ubuntu partition using gparted from live usb
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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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Making a partition bootable

I used testdisk to recover my partitions after a long list of poor decisions and mishaps. Now when I rebuilt my partitions, I was unable to select one of the partitions as bootable (*). I was forced ...
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Help with partitioning

I currently am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows with one hard drive running all of the Ubuntu partitions including grub, and the other running all of windows and the native boot loader for them ...
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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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Issue with increasing the root partition from the swap

I have an issue with increase the size of my root partition. I have ElementaryOS Luna, and while installing it asked me how much space I want to use. I choosed 15 GB for it, because I want to use this ...
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Save GParted information to file

I need to save some information about the current partitioning of my hard drive. I already did fdisk -l > file.txt GParted tells a bit more information (label, size, used). Is it possible to ...
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I have cloned my hard drive (Ubuntu server) to a bigger one

The free space still says the original hard drives amount even though I have cloned it to a 300GB Drive what is bigger, I have use gparted to make the drive use the free space but still no difference ...
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Is it possible to set Allocation Unit Size with GParted when formating an external hard drive?

I want to format and set a single partition in an external hard drive with GParted (Ubuntu 12.04) and would like to set the Allocation Unit Size. I don't see any options to do this with GParted. Is ...
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home directory running out of space [duplicate]

My hard disk size is 750 GB Out of which only 93 GB is only assigned to home directory and root directory has 600 GB . The home directory space 99% is in use. I've installed GParted but when I right ...
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USB Flash Drive file system is shown as unknown after successful formatting in GParted

I have a Kingston 8 GB pen drive which was not accessible from Windows. Windows said that the pen drive needs to be formatted but windows wasn't able to format it. I deleted the partition or ...
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Harddrive used up in gparted, after fresh install of 13.10 [duplicate]

Harddrive used up in gparted, after fresh install of 13.10 I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an old HP computer which ran on Xp. On installing Ubuntu first through memory pen and later ...
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GParted- how to increase size of partition near start of drive?

My drive looks something similar to this (from start to end of drive): /dev/sda1 100 MB ntfs System Reserved /dev/sda2 21.48 GiB: extended /dev/sda5 13.68 GiB ...
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Cannot Partition Using GParted

Here's a screenshot that might help. Basically, I'm trying to partition this hard drive which currently only has Ubuntu 13.04. However, GParted does not allow me to do anything. When I click on ...
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Help installing windows 8 partition

I have installed the most recent version of Ubuntu, I always loved Linux but this is the first time I have ever installed it on my PC. The fact is that I am a gamer and I wanted to install a ...
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File system doesn't have expected sizes for Windows to like it

I'm trying to copy my partitions to another hard disk so that I can break the RAID 0 that my laptop came with. I'm using gparted. There's a 40mb partition in the beginning of the hard disk (raid ...
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How to resize Lubuntu partition

I did read about resizing partition with gparted but it doesn't work for me... I have Windowns 7 on a primary partition and lubuntu on extended, I mean on extended I have 'root' partion and 'swap'. ...
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handling partitions

On my 160 GiB HD I do have 3 partitions. sda1 (ext4) = 83 GiB sda2 (extended = 77 Gib sda6 (ext4) = 75 Gib 12.04 is installed on the sda1 partition, but because of the fact that I am not so familiar ...
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How do I resize a partition to make more room in the root

I am upgrading to 13.10 and discovered my root partition was too small. I used partition editor to shrink my home partition by 2GB. Now I want to take the unallocated space and add it to sda1. I can't ...
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Resize file system partition

How Can I add more space to my FileSystem partition. I read some answers here but this answers not work with me and this is the problem : When I boot from CD live, Gparted give me the choose for ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer doesn't detect my Windows7 partition

I wiped out Windows8 from my Toshiba Satellite L840 and installed Windows7; While trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3, once I get to the installation type screen, I get just two options: Erase Disk and ...
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GParted/fdisk gives wrong size for drive

I have an 8GB USB Memory stick that I want to format. When I call fdisk -l, I get the following: Disk /dev/sdc: 1004.6 GB, 1004611174400 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 122137 cylinders, total ...
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Why am I missing a partition?

When I installed Ubuntu 13.04 (Mainline No-Edits Version) I selected the option which seemed fair which was "Install Ubuntu 13.04... over windows 7, This I assumed meant just the drive which contained ...
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Gparted Ubuntu Live partition won 't resize

I've booted a Ubuntu LiveCD and this is what I get: I have tried to resize the existing partition from its current size to a larger one, on an esx virtual machine. But I get the red exclamation mark ...
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Unable to mount Secondary Harddrive

My primary hard drive is a SSD and is boot essential drive. I have a 1.5 TB hard drive (HDD) in my computer which is partitioned: 440 GB for my Ubuntu as ext4. Today when I booted up I got an error. ...
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ubuntu partition is nowhere to be found in dual boot system

I have a dual boot system, win7 in sdb1 and ubuntu in sdb6, the latter resides on an extended partition. well up until today, update-grub2 would not find a windows partition and today I decide to try ...
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gparted increase size of — linux partition

I need to increase the size of the Linux /dev/sda8 ext4 partition. It only has 779 MB free. To do that, I thought of shrinking sda5 and then move sda6 and sda7. But after this when I tried to change ...
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Can I leave GParted on a system after installation?

Is it possible to leave Gparted on the system after installation, seeing as it is already on the LiveUSB? As a related question, why is it removed from the final system in the first place?
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How to get back lost capacity after using Gparted?

I have a laptop with a single Intel 80GB SSD. I originaly only had W7, but installed Ubuntu on a small partition of this disk. Recently I wanted to expand the partition containing Ubuntu and so booted ...
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Strange 2.02mib unallocated space left after deleting a parttion

I deleted volume (via Windows 7 disk management) of HddRecovery partition(manufacturer recovery) and then stretched the Main partition C: to use unallocated space. Everything looked great on Windows ...
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Merging unallocated partition in usb drive

I am totally new to linux. I have a 1 GB USB pen drive. Some windows virus created a 1.4MB partition in it and copied itself in it. I want to delete that partition or merge it with the rest of the ...
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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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making windows 8 partition larger

My diskimage is here: My problem is that I want to make my windows 8 partition larger. More specifically I want to use my Restore partition to enlarge my windows partition by 20GB.I think that ...
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pendrive shown correctly in gparted but not in df -h

my pendrive (cruzer/sandisk 4GB) is recognized correctly by gparted but it is not listed in df -h. It was working fine just few hours ago, I tried rebooting but it doesn't show anymore. on the other ...
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Do I have to move swap partition to the right side?

According to This Topic I just expand my sda4 to include unallocated space, my question is after create 2 new partitions sda7, sda8, do I need to move the swap partition to the most right of the ...
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How can I create one more partition?

sda1 -> Windows XP sda2 -> Windows 7 sda3 -> Data Partition I have created 4 primary partitions, I have 7xx GB left, how can I create one more partition?
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partitions aren't shown during installation of ubuntu 13.04

I've bought a new laptop (dell inspiron 15 3521) with windows 8. Since I mainly use linux I removed the 7 partitions windows 8 apparently needed and made 4 partitions using a pmagic live usb (windows ...
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GParted hanged for hours on shrinking

GParted is stuck on the shrinking step for the last 25 hours trying to shrink my 442GB Windows 8 oartition to 426GB. This partition is on my SATA HDD and I aḿ only modifying the end of the partition ...
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How to extend the Size of my Ubuntu Partition

I have Installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my pre-installed Windows8 sony laptop with HDD of 500Gb. There are a few partitions present by default like recovery ,etc. I have created a few other partitions of ...
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The backup GPT table is corrupt

I'm having an issue when trying to format a pen drive using Gparted. I am trying to create a bootable OS X installation, and for doing so I'm formating a usb drive with GPT and then creating 2 ...
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How do I resize my partition in Ubuntu?

I had Windows 8 installed on my system, which I screwed up, and now I run Ubuntu 12.04. While installing, Ubuntu used all the 461 GB of HDD space (one partition). Now I want to make a new partition ...
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Gparted - “Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition” [closed]

Ok, so I'm kind of new to linux, but I know computers very well so I can take commands. My problem is when I tried to expand my extended partition that houses my ubuntu partition I get an error ...