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How to increase space for installing programs

Noobie on 12.04. Sorry if this has been answered before but I have not been able to locate it. I had Ubuntu and Windows installed together and then got rid of Windows. However, when I install ...
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Swap partition not enabled after booting up

This is what my gparted looks like When i formatted my computer before installing Ubuntu, I set up the partitions properly (or so i thought) and had the last "unknown" area as a linux-swap and ...
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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 partitions ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and Fedora

I'm thinking about dual booting my current ubuntu 12.04 OS with fedora 18. My question is when I shrink the current ubuntu partition, which takes the whole disk (with Gparted) will I be able to share ...
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Toshiba Satellite ubuntu wants to use entire disk

Trying to install Ubuntu on a new Toshiba Satellite Pro C850. When trying to install 12.04.2 but it wants to over write the entire disk . . . ditching Windows 8 completely. Is the only way to dual ...
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Need to expand /boot partition but not sure if I can

So I've been having some trouble installing updates lately because my boot partition has run out of space. I did some research to try and find the best way to expand the partition, but after looking ...
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Unable to Merge Win7 Partition with Unallocated Space Released from Xubuntu

Please see the current partitions in Gparted below [edit - I wasn't allowed to post an image, I just posted the output of fdisk -l], I have moved & resized my Xubuntu partition in order to ...
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Is it possible to move free space from Ubuntu partition to Windows, when Windows is located before Ubuntu?

I have Windows partition sda2 and then, next to it, extended partition with Ubuntu sda6. Can I reallocate some of Ubuntu's free space to sda2? I know I can boot from liveCD GParted and cut some GB ...
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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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Unallocated disk space

I had a dual boot-able system with Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian. I wanted to remove debian so I opened GParted and deleted the partition with Debian. After doing so I thought I could simply resize the ...
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gparted can't see partitions on an Acer Extensa 5420 laptop

I tried to install Ubuntu on my Acer Extensa 5420 laptop. At the point where Gparted should allow me to select partitions I could not see my Windows partitions with Vista and XP installed on them. It ...
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How do I access an NTFS storage partition?

I upgraded to 11.4 beta (absolutely fantastic) on Asus EEE pc 1005ha. I have a NTFS storage parition (/dev/sda4) visible by gparted. However, I cannot access it via Ubuntu. Any tips or ideas?
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What is the recommended partition set up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's your recommendation on drive partitioning schemes for a desktop and home server? Hi all, I was surfing and I noticed a page talking about a separate /...
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Disk is full after runing gparted?

I have around a 150gb hard drive that I had fully allocated to Ubuntu 10.10. I fired up the gparted live cd and reduced it by 47gb for a small ntfs partition for Windows. When it was completed, I ...
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Gparted - cannot change size of SSD

I have a Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my Laptop on a SSD and a Windows 7 on a HDD. I'd like to install Kubuntu parallel to Ubuntu on the SSD. Now when trying to install Kubuntu it doesn't show me the ...
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resizing an ntfs-partition without any loss of data, while running ubuntu (studio) from a live usb

This is my very first question on askubuntu. I know there are quite a few similar threads hanging around here and there, but most of the answers given have either proven to be too technical, or haven'...
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F2FS is being displayed as an “Unknown” file system after formatting my pendrive. Does anyone know the reason behind this?

I have tried formatting my Kingston 4GB pen drive to F2FS using "gparted" on ubuntu 14.04. After the format is completed, the tab under File System displays "Unknown" instead of "F2FS". Also, gparted ...
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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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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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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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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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GParted does not show free space partitioned with Windows

This is my third failed attempt at dual booting windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (14.04 twice, and now 15.04). My computer is a Gigabyte Aorus X3 plus V3. When I tried to install Ubuntu using the 'something ...
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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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Can't extend root partition even after booting from LiveUSB

After doing some research on how to extend Ubuntu root partition, I tried to extend it using the GParted from a liveUSB session of Ubuntu. But I couldn't extend it. When I right click on my root ...
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Unable to resize lvm2 partition [duplicate]

I have been facing this issue even when I boot through Gparted LiveCD. My goal is to install Windows dual booting with Ubuntu (My wife is not comfortable with linux) Don't ask me about the ext2 and ...
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Recover deleted full disk encryption partition

What I have: I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on 500 GB HDD. The HDD consists of: Some small partition that seems to be for some EFI stuff a partition that holds /boot some free space at the end of ...
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Missing a lot of partitioned hard drive space. (Not worried about losing data) Please help! [closed]

I recently installed windows 8.1, which stopped working and became corrupt. I tried loading linux to clear my hard drive partitions, and it says I only have 24 gigabytes of total hard drive space ...
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Unable to resize deactivated partition in Gparted from LiveUSB

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 but would like to dual boot Windows. I am trying to resize my Ubuntu partition and create a new partition from Windows. I am doing this by booting from an Ubuntu 14....
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Ubuntu/Gparted won't show all my hard drive capacity

My Asus Laptop's main, internal hard drive has a total 621.4 GB of space, however, Gparted is only showing a total of 332.06 GB of total data space among my partitions. Its pretty much telling me ...
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Change ownership of external drive

I just bought a new SATA disk that I've now formated into ext4 using gparted. When I ran Gparted, I ran it as root. Now, I can't write files to the drive because I'm not the owner of the drive. ...
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How to create two partitions with exactly the same size?

I created two partitions using the following commands. parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1 50001 parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1948001 1998001 Each partition should have 50001 ...
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Resize Move Partitions on Dual Boot System

I would like to be able to adjust the partitions shown below. Specifically, I want to add an additional 10GB from the unallocated space to /dev/sda5 (Ubuntu install). I will then format the remaining ...
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Cannot format micro sd card

I apparently did something wrong while trying to format my micro sd card 8 GB. I have used it for one and a half year in my old phone without any problems and now I wanted to format it to use in my ...
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Disk '/dev/sdb' doesn't contain a valid partition table

I have installed Ubuntu on the USB stick and afterwards tried to clean up the disc to install another version of Ubuntu. I was not able to do it (even when tried to delete files by using sudo -rm), ...
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Gparted - resizing boot partition

I want to install Windows 7 on a computer which has Ubuntu 13.10. When Ubuntu was installed on this computer, its boot partition received all available hard disk space(except for the part given to ...
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USB stick shows up as two drives!

I was given a free 1GB USB at an event a few months ago - however, when I plug it in to my Ubuntu laptop, the USB shows up as two drives (/dev/sdb and /dev/sdc). I have checked it isn't just ...
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Is a block size of 4 MiB on a partition of 99.06 GiB too big?

Its a new laptop I'm using, and currently installing Ubuntu 13.10 I am having to move 3 NTFS partitions to right, grow two of them to 99 GiB, and shrink one of them to 55.46 GiB. So to do this ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 gparted in loop searching a HD [closed]

I just updated my Ubuntu to 13.10. When I start gparted it searches all partitions of /dev/sda, then begins to search /dev/sdb, but never finishes... The interface continues completelly disabled... ...
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GParted Won't Format FAT32 Partition

I get this error when attempting to create a FAT32 partition with GParted: mkdosfs: failed whilst writing FAT I've tried creating a new partition table first, wiping the drive (with 0's), and ...
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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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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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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 array)...
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Unable to extend ubuntu partiton

I'm trying to expand my Ubuntu partition, I booted up my LiveCD, opened GParted and freed some space. But when I'm trying to expand the partition, it doesn't show any free space. It does this only for ...
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Want to take several partitions and create one big one in GParted

Basically, I have this mess of partitions and unallocated space on my hard drive, I'd like to take every one except for /dev/sda1 (Windows 7) and create one big partition I can re-install Ubuntu on. ...
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Shrink extended partition containing lvm

I have been bashing my head against the wall, regretting ever having opted into using LVM. I need to shrink the 75GB /dev/sda2/ to make room for a new OS installation. To do this, I need to shrink ...
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Ominous “8.5 GB Volume” on MomentusXT under 12.10

I'm looking for people who also have their Ubunutu/Linux running on a MomentusXT ST750LX003. A partitiion/volume is shown to me that I can't mount, nor really place where it comes from. It is ...
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Remove lvm to install Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu. However I have an lvm on the drive I want to install Ubuntu on. Gparted cannot remove the lvm which is /dev/sda6. How can I remove the lvm to instal lvm over it?
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Gparted Partition editor not working

I had Windows and installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows. I want to allocate suitable disk space to Ubuntu. I installed the Gparted Parition Editor from the Software Center. My problem is: It ...
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GPT partition table problem: Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

I hope you guys will help me get through this situation I have gotten myself into. I bought a new samsung ultra book running windows 8. I knew going into the purchase that I wanted to ditch windows ...
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GParted 'NTFS signature missing' when creating new swap partition [closed]

I followed the instructions in this thread to create a new swap partition post-installation. My /var/tmp/fstab file currently has the following in it: /host/ubuntu/disks/swap.disk none swap ...