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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 ...
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Instructions to mount an internal hard drive?

How do you mount an internal hard drive? I have a 500GB internal hard drive that has both linux and windows 7. Upon booting up I decide which one to use. My windows 7 OS has a user, which requires ...
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Recommended dual-boot partitioning for Eee PC 1015PX-MU17

My younger brother has a brand-new Asus Eee PC netbook that we'd like to dual-boot Windows 7 Starter (already installed) with Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS. I created a 32-bit LiveUSB and booted it up after some ...
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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 do I get rid of this allocated space?

Okay, so I like how my drives are looking: Well, almost. But I have two unallocated sections that I want to get rid of. How do I do this? I click sda1 with a view to expanding it into 1 MB of ...
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Weird NTFS partition display

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC next to Windows 8.1. I have a second HDD which I use to save my documents etc... I have partitioned the disk (SDB) in four NTFS partitions (I made them in ...
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Can't write to flash drive unless root

I formatted my flash drive with GParted and gave it a 32GB FAT32 filesystem. Now, I can only write to it as root! I have tried running the command sudo chown $USER:$USER -R /media/usb0/, but I get an ...
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Locating the GRUB partition

Prior to making some changes with GParted, I observe my disk in both GParted and the Ubuntu "Disks" utility. It appears I have only one partition marked with the boot flag in GParted (and having the ...
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Accidentally formatted ext4 partition

I have just formatted an ext4 partition to fat32 using gparted. In which directions should I tread in my attempt to recover?
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Increase Partition Size Ubuntu 14.04

I want to partition /dev/sda5 and merge the unallocated space with /dev/sda6. How to do it? I've searched for many ways to do it but I couldn't understand much to proceed. Please help!! Here is the ...
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cryptswap1 Probably Eating RAM; Stuck in GParted; How to Fix?

To flow into the problems I had been dealing with, my copy of Lubuntu 13 became so unstable that I decided to do a fresh install of the alternative install of Lubuntu 14. Had quite a bit of trouble ...
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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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Add space to partition

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server vm with esxi. I added an additional 20 GB to my thick provisioned lazy zero disk, but I'm not able to resize my current partition. I am booting from a gparted ...
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Why is xfs filesystem type greyed out in Gparted?

I have a large hd that only 1/2 of it is an ext4 for /home. I am trying to make another partition using the XFS filesystem but its greyed out in Gparted. From what I have read here ...
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Repartitioning alternatives?

Out of the 320gb of hard drive space my computer came with, only 33 GB were partitioned to Ubuntu, with the rest of the space (288 GB or so) going to windows NTFS. Of those 33 GB, 11 GB are allocated ...
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How to unlock the boot partition in GParted

First of I am a total noob in Ubuntu and have never used a Linux-based system before. Just to give you an image of how little knowledge I have: I am at the point where I am trying to understand the ...
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Can Ubuntu live CD help to recover if I move partitions?

I read this doc of gparted to recover from booting issues when a partition is moved. There it mentions under the heading Fixing GRUB boot problem, how to do. It says to run grub command from gparted ...
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How to open Gparted terminal?

I read this doc of gparted to recover from booting issues when a partition is moved. To test the command grub on gparted terminal, I want to open the terminal but not finding a way from my Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How do I mount another NTFS partition of an external hard drive running Ubuntu?

I have an external hard drive with the following partitions. I am running Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) on the same ext. hard drive and am unable to mount the NTFS partition on this drive. Could ...
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Safe to create a swap partition using GParted?

I went through this forum post, and found out that it is possible to install a swap partition after installation of the OS. I just wanted a guide as to how I should do it so as to have it done safely ...
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Can't remove GPT table from hard drive

I have tried everything, but nothing works... Background: Started out with Windows 7, formated and installed Ubuntu and later installed Arch linux with a GPT partition table. Running following ...
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How to access my partitions?

I just made a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I wasn't sure how to go about all partitioning, and mount points. The installer wanted each to be mounted in a different place, and so I did it. ...
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Disk Usage Analyzer and other programs reporting incorrect partition capacities

I recently resized/moved my home partition and then expanded my root partition into the free space remaining. I did this all off a bootable usb with gparted. When i started ubuntu back up and ran ...
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GParted problem - “Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition” [closed]

I have a dual-boot system and I wanted to shrink the Windows partition to give more space for Ubuntu. So using GParted, I was able to properly shrink the Windows partition, leaving some unallocated ...
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How to increase size of partition to take up unallocated space

I have a Ubuntu installation(sda3) with unallocated space that I want to use to use to increase the space of sda5 on the following picture: The only problem is I cant resize it, gparted says im ...
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Resize partitions | gparted | swapoff fail

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside winxp on my laptop. I'm trying to resize partitions (shrink winxp - enlarge ubuntu) running Gparted from LiveUSB. I read that I have to swapoff the linux-swap ...
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How to resize Ubuntu partition with unallocated space w/GParted & LiveCD

I currently have one hard drive with 3 partitions and 2 partitions of unallocated space. I am dual booting Windows 7 (1 partition) and another partition for Ubuntu 12.04. I'm using Gparted and ...
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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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Which filesystem should I use?

I recently formatted my drive and now it appears as unallocated space in gparted. I want to use the drive for all my files, steam and game installation, to keep my SSD as empty as possible. What ...
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GParted is stuck on “shrink file system” (hfs+)

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.10 on am mac book pro 8.2 as a dual boot. After disabling journaling on the mac hfs+ partition, I booted from the ubuntu mac cd and started gparted. There, I resized ...
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How to show Windows System Reserved partition using Ubuntu live dvd?

All questions in this site ask how to "hide"! I want to fix my boot (fix mrb wont work, I have GPT Disk) by changing some files at Windows System Reserved. GParted shows the following partitions (but ...
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How to fix file system's CHS geometry?

I'm trying to check FAT16 file system with GParted and the check fails with the following message: The file system's CHS geometry is (484, 16383, 63) is invalid. The partition table's CHS geometry ...
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how to convert free space to a ntfs partition

I have xp on my first hard drive and I installed ubuntu 12.04 onto a second hard drive drive. I left some unallocated space on that second drive that I would like to convert to a ntfs partition. Using ...
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Change MBR to GPT on external hard drive with data

Change MBR to GPT on external hard drive with data: I found a way for the internal one here. However the External drive is a Data drive only, I dont't need to care about any bootloaders etc. So is ...
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Does adding an partition in windows harm linux partitions?

I have a dualboot of windows 7 and ubuntu. Now I want to add an extra partition in windows with the internal partition manager. But does this hold any danger for the existing linux partitions? I mean, ...
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Increase Windows partition in a working dualboot

I have a dualboot with Precise and Windows 7, and the second partition has less space than the Ubuntu one. The Windows disk is almost full, so, is there a way to 'safely' resize them? Does GParted ...
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Messed up partition table, not recognizible

I managed to mess up the partition table of my main media HDD. gParted cannot recognize it anymore. There's everything I ever had since my first PC. I ran "attempt data recovery" in gParted (it ...
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Repartitioning dual booting Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro configured to dual boot OSX or Ubuntu. Originally, I split the drive evenly between the two, but as I've been using Ubuntu far more heavily, and I'm running out of space on its ...
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GParted black screen after waking up

I am running GParted with a live CD 11.04. Since it's a long job the screen goes into power save mode. When I move the mouse the screen comes back but the display is black and the cursor looks like ...
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Increasing ubuntu partition space

I have a laptop configured with dual boot (Ubuntu and win7). Partition in which Ubuntu in installed is running out of space(alloted only 15 GB space earlier).I want to use one of my empty partition ...
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What is the proper way to Windows 7/Ubuntu 10.10 Dual-Triple Boot Partitioning for Laptop OEM?

Hi Linux Community, I find my self struggling with the slowness of windows OS once again. It's Time to change with the Ubuntu 10.10 64bit for I like to use a faster Operating System. My Hard Disk ...