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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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Increase cryptswap size

My cryptswap is now 4gb. I upgraded my RAM and I'd like to increase the swap accordingly to approx 8GB. So far, I've reduced the size of my main sda1 partition with GParted by 4gb and I'm left with ...
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Is it important which comes first ,root or swap partition on my external drive?

I am trying to creat root , swap and home partition in order to install ubuntu onto my external hard drive.I use the program called Gparted. But some people say first section must be root ,other say ...
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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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Why doesn't Gparted show my USB stick?

I have a new 16 GB kingston flash pen that I cannot format Gparted doesn't seem to see it It has some windows exe and files on it In do not have the format option as described here for ...
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Gparted will not let my edit and do changes to my partitions

I want to shrink my /dev/sda1 partition but gparted will not let me do any editing and alterations to anything. Note that everything is in gray, so that I cannot edit anything. How can I fix this? I'm ...
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Need help with partitioning

I bought a new laptop with no OS and decided to try to Linux (Ubuntu) for the first time in my life. It was a clean install, my laptop had no other OS present in it, not even DOS. While installing, ...
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Ubuntu and Windows together

I have Ubuntu and Windows installed together. I want to reinstall Ubuntu but I need to add some space from Windows D: disk. Is there any chance in losing data and if not please give me instructions. ...
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Why I can't partition my drive in Ubuntu using gparted?

My problem is that when attempting to resize the dev / sda2, both the minimum and the maximum size, are of the same value (which is the disk size: 708 862 MB). What should I do?
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SSD space used even if formatted

I wanted to reinstall Ubuntu and formatted all my disks but the installer got stuck when creating the primary partition on my ssd. I decided to create the partition manualy with gparted but whilst the ...
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How to shrink a Raspberry Pi SD card image?

I have a 64gb sd card that has 15.6gb of space used, I used gparted to shrink the partition, but have no idea how to convert the two partitions /sda1 and /sda2 into a ~16gb .img file. Everytime I ...
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create single EXT4 partition?

I am currently using ubuntu and windows 7. I don't want to use windows anymore , hence i deleted windows partition. after deleting my windows partition it created 2 unallocated partition (Please see ...
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The partitions can't be merged because they don't see each other

I have the following where /dev/sda2 - Windows7 and "unallocated" is the partition I want to add to my current Linux installation at /dev/sda6. But I can't do this for some reason. Even when I ...
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How to partition with GParted?

I have just copied my Ubuntu 64bit ISO into my USB Flash Drive and booted from there. It's my first time using a Linux distro, right now I'm using Windows 8 and writing this from the Try Ubuntu ...
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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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What to do when GParted tells me: ERROR: NTFS is inconsistent?

I bought a Seagate Expansion 1TB Drive few month's ago. It was working smooth until 3 to 4 days ago, when this problem struck me. I plugged it to my laptop in Windows 7 (I have Dual Boot, Ubuntu ...
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GParted - Increase ext4 partition using unallocated space [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resize my current ubuntu partition? Making A Partition with Gparted - Unmount? This is a screenshot of my partitions. I want to extend the /dev/sda5 partition ...
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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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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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Gparted resize of an extended partition fails with error “can't have overlapping partitions”.

I just decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 on my Dell laptop. However I didn't do this manually but instead used the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7" option during the ...
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Unable to mount NTFS Partition after resizing

I was having only 15 GB space allocated to LINUX. I wanted to have more space available to linux. So I just re sized one of my ntfs partition using GParted. But after resizing I am not able to open ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Low Disk Space

I started to receive "Low Disk Space" message on my Ubuntu Oneiric 11.04 few days ago. With GParted I see that my /dev/sda1 where is system is only 1,17 Gb! and this is obviously not enough. I have 3 ...
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Windows XP can't access NTFS partitions created with gparted

First, I know this may be just an issue with Windows, but I guess people on the Ubuntu/Linux side may know this kind of issue better. I just did a full system reinstall with new partitioning. I first ...
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Purging unused Ubuntu partition

I installed Ubuntu, on my work PC, a couple a years ago(2007?) on a separate partition. Typical setup that comes with the installation CD. The primary partition has WinXP. Due to new policies (and ...
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Which numbers does fdisk show?

I have run sudo fdisk -l and have got the following information: Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 ...
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How can I delete all the partitions and start afresh?

Owing to bad planning and lack of foresight, I messed up primary/logical partitions on my new 1TB HDD. I need a dual boot Ubuntu and Windows, and one 100gb unallocated space just sits there in the ...
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unallocated space within partition

150.00 GiB of unallocated space within the partition. To grow the file system to fill the partition, select the partition and choose the menu item: Partition --> Check. (I can't click on the check ...
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Capacity of pen drive shown is less than the actual

I have a 8 GB pendrive. I used to write raw data into the pendrive (without creating filesystem) using the dd command. Today, when I inserted the pen drive, the I am unable to write anything on to ...
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Why does my gparted look like this?

I'm having trouble understanding my current GParted report. I started out with two partitions so I could dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 8. Later, I tried to adjust the settings of my computer so I ...
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Gparted is not giving me the option to resize primary drive

I am new to ubuntu and I'm trying to get my drive to resize. I am running on HyperV 2012 and have booted with the Gpart iso. Here is what I am seeing: As you can see above, I do not have the ...
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What partitions are associated to each os?

I have 3 OS's on my computer, the primary one in ubuntu, the second one is windows and the third is kali linux. I want to delete kali, but I have a little problem with that - I don't know which ...
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GParted Unknown Partition [duplicate]

I recently opened up GParted to partition some space and I noticed an unknown partition being listen. I don't know whether this is why my computer has booting/waking from suspend really slowly but if ...
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How to format unallocated space in ubuntu?

I was installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 on my laptop. I installed Ubuntu and during installation by mistake formatted my D drive. I installed ubuntu but now I have the remaining free unallocated ...
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Installing ubuntu fails with “??? ???” message

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso), but always get error message same to one from this question (and same stage of installation): When installing Ubuntu, I get ...
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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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Unallocated space from windows 7 to Ubuntu

I shrank my /dev/sda1 using windows 7 partition program and I want to extend /dev/sda3 with that unallocated space. I know I have to use a live Ubuntu cd/usb and use gparted. But I can't seem to ...
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SSD from Windows drive to external drive under Ubuntu

My SSD Samsung 840 was used as OS drive for a Windows 7 based machine. I want to use it now as external SSD drive under Ubuntu. I formatted it with Gparted to remove recovery partitions of Windows ...
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sd4 is nested! for example sda5 is a child of sda4! Ubuntu does not allow me to create any other partition!

Below pictures (captured form gparted) show my problems! sda1 -> Windows system reserved (created automatically by windows os) -> PRIMARY sda2 -> Win 8.1 -> PRIMARY sda3 -> Ubuntu ...
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Extending my Root Paritition

I've Win8/Ubuntu Dual boot. I already have 4 partition so i cannot create a new partition and mount it elsewhere. So, this (How can I increase a partition's size?) question did not help. Here's a ...
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Root partition size remains same after partition resize with gparted

I had resized my root partition from 30gb to 70gb using gparted. But Ubuntu still shows that I have the same old disk size while gparted shows that I acually have 70gb and that the other 40gb is ...
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Gparted found problems when “checking” both primary partitions. How to fix?

I am using Gparted (from Ubuntu Live CD) to enlarge my Win Vista and shrink my Ubuntu 9.04 partitions. Reports of "check" process on each partition are here: Vista partition: Ubuntu partition: ...
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Cannot increase Ubuntu partition with GParted. Maximum size

Before I started this, I went into Windows 8 and reduced it's size to allow roughly 10GB of unallocated data. I want to increase Ubuntu 12.10's partition to fill that void. I ran Ubuntu (Trial) from ...
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PC is not detecting any boot drive. How to fix this?

I used gparted to shrink the swap space and add it to the drive that had Ubuntu installed in it from Live boot. After doing so, I restarted the computer and then found a black screen saying just this: ...
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Gparted funkiness - won't recognize 1TB, full-hdd /home partition, but recognizes ext4 and /home label

I have a 1TB SATA hard disk from my old desktop, and the entire thing is an ext4 /home partition (/, /boot, and swap were all on another hdd). It is now in a USB2 enclosure and I want to use it to ...
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Unable to Boot Live CD to resize disk partition

I have a working version of 11.10 installed on VMware but I need to increase my disk space. I tried to boot from iso (on windows drive), but neither F2, F12 or ESC seem to work. I wanted to boot from ...
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How long does an ext4 format take?

The USB cable on my Iomega Prestige 1TB hard drive conked out a while back, and I've finally managed to get a new one. I removed the old NTFS file system because I use Windows maybe once a month, and ...
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Maximizing HDD space on dual boot Fedora 16 and Ubuntu 12.04 system

My question is very specific. In the screenshot here of my GParted, you can see Fedora 16 installed on /dev/sda4 and Ubuntu (with the mount point "/") on /dev/sda6. Partition /dev/sda5 is taking up ...
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Join unallocated space with GParted

I need to join a 96.47GB partition with 155GB partition with "GParted", without modify /dev/sda1. How can I do it? D: See screenshot of GParted window here Sorry for my poor english, I'm japanese xD
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How to use gparted to resize hdd?

I installed Gparted as I used to in 7.10 and was going to resize my partion when I saw that I can't resize my Ubuntu OS partion. I used to do it in 7.10 to dual-boot with Windows. But I'm locked out ...
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Cannot resize External 500 Gb HDD

Im trying to rezize my external 500gb portable hdd but i cant... i get the follwing in gparted GParted 0.8.1 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Shrink /dev/sdb1 from 465.73 GiB to 444.31 GiB ...