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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 ...
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Encrypting a non-linux partition with LUKS

I have a non-Linux partition I want to encrypt with LUKS. The goal is to be able to store it by itself on a device without Linux and access it from the device when needed with an Ubuntu Live CD. I ...
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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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Completly remove windows from my computer

I had dual boot on my pc (windows 8 and ubuntu 13.10). I recently removed windows partitions and ended with the following partitions: I seem unable to use my unllocated space (Gparted doesn't let ...
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Corrupt NTFS partition's MFT – Which tool is right? What tool to fix?

I used Avira Rescue Disk (Ubuntu 12.04) to access a broken NTFS boot partition. Windows 7 fails to mount it: it displays a bluescreen ("UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME") and restarts immediately. With the ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 13.10

I want to dual boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10, but when I choose installation type it says: There is no recognized operating systems on my computer. So basically my options are either erase disc ...
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extending win partition in win7 or shrinking ubuntu while in ubuntu?

I have dual boot win7 and ubuntu 12.04 Is shrinking linux partition with gparted somewhat less risky than extending windows partition in windows? http://postimg.org/image/5qdgafggt/ I would like to ...
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Why do Disk utility and Gparted show different information for the same hdd(s)?

Gparted and Disks utility give me different sizes for my hard drive and its partitions. Is there a reason, for both programs, to list different information or is it an error? GParted & Terminal ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit Live CD interrupted during Gparted execution, what can I use to recover data? [closed]

Okay, so I started Gparted in a Live CD environment (an older 12.04.3 64-bit image from 2013, from when .3 just came out [which I needed to get working on my efi computer with secure boot enabled]). ...
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External USB Drive read-only cannot change to read & write

Recently I bought a FOXCONN AT-5250 barebones computer that I loaded with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the purpose of using it as a Plex Media Server computer. After I got Plex up and running it worked great ...
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USB 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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Adding unallocated parition to an extened parition

I am trying to extend my Ubuntu Partition. This is what my partitions looks like, So I booted to live cd and used gparted to work with the partition. My problem now is that I deleted the swap ...
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How to resize an encrypted LLVM volume and configure it to install another Linux distribution alongside Ubuntu?

I chose to install Ubuntu with a fully encrypted disk, using LLVM. How can I resize my partition so that I can install a new Linux version alongside Ubuntu? Here's my current gparted status, this is ...
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Ubuntu gparted doesn't detect windows partition [duplicate]

Please don't mark it duplicate. I have been through the rest of the posts and suggestions! I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 with Ubuntu or Kali Linux but i am unable to do so. I have backed up all ...
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how to increase root partition in ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

how to extend root / partition by sinking swap (previously 6gb after sinking 4Gb , unallocated 2 Gb) and home (previously 11 Gb after sinking 8Gb, allocated 3Gb). How to extend those allocated ...
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Will I lose my data is I “write MBR partition table to disk and exit” in Gparted?

I've never used Ubuntu before and I'm trying to install it. Apparently Ubuntu thinks I don't have Windows 7 installed, so I don't have the option to install it alongside Windows. I found a tutorial ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make entire-disk filesystem with gparted?

With gnome-disk-utility alias palimpsest there is an option to format entire disk with partitioning scheme "none" or something similar. How do I do that in gparted? (? is it the "loop" option ?) Or ...
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When starting gparted “Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:”

This is exactly my problem. running ubuntu server 12.04. sorry I couldn't find a way to mark the thread "unanswered". Resize a 2TB partition on a 3TB disk created with fdisk I downloaded and ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't see my 2TB hard drive

I have a small problem. I switched today from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 13.04 on my home PC. I have installed 3 hard drives - 250GB, 500GB and a 2TB. On the 250GB I have installed the system - clean ...
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My Gparted does not work propperly

[Please be nice to me - I'm not an expert in Linux] You can see the errorlog provided by GParted here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/8o43b37c7fue1f9/gparted_details.htm Hi Askubuntu. I am ...
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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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Data Recovery from a MicroSD in Ubuntu

I have a microSD card that was in a camera that got hit by a rally car... I'd like to recover the videos that are on the card, but I'm not having much luck. I've tried mount it using an external ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Win7 64-bit: /dev/sda contains GPT signature

I have 2 options in BIOS Legacy Support (enable/disable). Its a recently purchased laptop and has the UEFI option. I enabled Legacy Support and installed Win7 64-bit successfully. Then I booted ...
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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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Recommended dual boot partitioning for Asus N56VM s4089V Windows 7 64bit

Being brand new to this, although I've done alot of research, I would like confirmation that what I want to do is achievable with the current disk partition I have on my laptop. Current set up via ...
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GParted doesn't work in 12.04 Live cd

Here is the output from fdisk runing from 12.04 Live: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 ...
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Problem with resized partition

I have Ubuntu 12.10. I resized my sda5 from about 71GB to 43GB using gparted, I didn't get any errors. After restarting my computer, sda5 is gone both from Ubuntu and Windows (it was D: partition) and ...
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Formatting HDD and USB-stick results in broken “unknown” file system

I am trying to format a new hard disk (and a USB-stick) using GParted. After successfully formatting the drive (to ext2, ext4, ntfs, fat16, whatever), GParted tries to reload the partition data and ...
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Difficulty mounting Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) on new HDD

To the gentle membership of the Ubuntu Linux Forum: After my laptop passed away a few weeks ago, I made up my mind to build n open source system. So I put together a computer for this purpose. I have ...
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Filesystem locks up (read-only) after HDD -> SSD clone, no sudo access, no applications

I recently cloned my old HDD to a new smaller SSD and something must have gone wrong. Windows 7 works absolutely fine, but Ubuntu 12.04 has issues - at first, it works normally, but after only a ...
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Gparted resize failed, can't restore superblock

I tried to resize my data partition with gparted, from a ubuntu 12.04 live usb. I then accidentally closed my laptop screen, which caused ubuntu to hibernate. After I tried to get it back up, the ...
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Installing Windows 7 on pre-existing Ubuntu 12.04 for Dual-Boot FAQ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 7 after I've installed Ubuntu? I just wanted to ask a few questions before I completely destroy my system. My system currently has ...
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How can I succesfully merge the two partitions shown using GParted?

This is my current partition map: I am currently running GParted in an Ubuntu 12.04 live environment. I am having trouble finding out how to merge my unallocated space with /dev/sda2. I have heard ...
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Gparted can't create partition table

Here's what the problem is. About a day or so ago I used Gparted live cd to create 3 NTFS primary partitions on my external 500 gig Goflex and one extended with 2 logical partitiones. I had planned ...
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GParted doesn't see any partition [closed]

What I am trying to do couldn't be more logical I think. I have a 40gb drive with two partitions, Xp and Ubuntu. I have dual boot, everything boots and works perfectly. I have about 9gb free in the ...
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Why can't I mount this partition? [closed]

I have two hard disks (80 Giga ide and 500 Giga sata) and i installed Ubuntu 11.10 in hard disk 80 giga and give for him 20 gigabyte after that he saw all partition in two hard drivers until one I see ...
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Hard-Drives are not detected by Ubuntu LiveCd or Installation

I'm reposting my question 'cause it seems the previous is alreadt forgotten. I can boot to windows 7 normally. However in Ubuntu - I cannot boot. When using a Ubuntu Live CD, I cannot see my drives ...
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How to add more space to my ubuntu 10.04 installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Ubuntu use the entire partition? I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my 64 bit machine using Wubi.Both windows and Ubuntu are installed on the C drive. I have the D ...
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GParted 0.3 encounters problem with file system and won't resize partition [closed]

I tried using a GParted 0.3 startup disk to resize my partition in order to create a swap partition (I had deleted it as I thought it an unneeded use of hd space, now I need it to use hibernation ...
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Screensaver / screen off During gparted [closed]

I have a dual-boot setup on my PC and I wanted to change the size of the partitions, to slowly migrate to use linux as my main OS with windows as secondary. Before starting GParted I ran chkdist /f ...