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Cannot create partition table on SSD

I'm running into quite a dilemma, where I'm unable to create a new partition table on a particular SSD (Samsung 840 EVO). Attempting to create a msdos partition table via gparted doesn't work, and I'...
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Unable to Expand Ubuntu Partition using Gparted Live USB

I have 1TB HDD in which 755 GB is Win 7 and 164 GB is ext4 partition out of which 60 GB has Ubuntu OS on it. A small history: I had dual booted a while ago with windows 7 on my laptop, such that I ...
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i lost all partition hard drive (1 tb). its completely formated..now its in ext4 file system. i cannot make partition from that 1 tb

I lost all partition hard drive (1 TB). its completely formatted. Now it's in ext4 file system. I cannot make partition from that 1 GB. I used terminal window and tried to make as a Linux logical ...
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clone/ move primary boot patition to a bigger partition on same disk

Got a 512 GB SSD. Had windows. Put ubuntu but on a 18GB patition. Struggled to get android studio to work (not even sure which steps finally let me connect my phone). Realized I have a 40 Gb ...
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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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Recover Partition Table for exFAT Partition

I unplugged my USB stick from ubuntu 16.04 without the save remove option, but exfat should be fine doing so. No read write was happening, the partition does not use journaling. What I end up with is ...
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formatting/partitioning: Ubuntu installer vs GParted vs gnome-disks utility

Ready to format/partition a 120GB SSD that has been securely erased by use of hdparm and install Ubuntu Studio 16.04 (currently running from a live USB). Should this be done via the Ubuntu installer ...
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Installing 3rd distro on my HDD

I use Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS and Linux Lite 3.0. How can I modify partitions to I can install 3rd distribution
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How can I mount a partition back I unmounted it to Re-Label it Using GParted?

I unmounted my /dev/sda1/ext4 partition to change the label, now the mount option in Gparted is grey and i cant use sudo mount /dev/sda1/ext4 i get an error: can't find /dev/sda1/ext4 in /etc/...
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How to increase the size of /home? [duplicate]

I need to increase the size of my home partition. Since the /home is at the bottom of the list, I really don't have much idea on what l should about it. Any help is appreciated. Above link is a ...
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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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Extending root partition Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I've run out of space on my root partition and I want to extend it. I've seen another posts of this topic but my lack of knowledge makes it difficult for me to achieve what i want. Here's a screenshot ...
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How to extend my root (/) partition?

Till today I was using ubuntu 13.04 in my windows7/ubuntu dual boot. Just now I have upgraded to ubuntu 14.04. My software updater showed an updates available message. I proceeded with Install Now . ...
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GParted not working

I can't run gparted. I have purged and reinstalled and the error persists. Here's the output of running sudo gparted in the terminal sudo gparted /usr/sbin/gpartedbin: error while loading shared ...
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“physical block size is 2048 bytes, but Linux says it is 512” when formatting a usb stick after using it as installation media

I was using: dd if=/path/to/my/ubuntuiso/ubuntu.iso of=/dev/sdb1 bs=4M && sync In order to create bootable Ubuntu USB drives on older Ubuntu versions. It was working perfectly. ...
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How to extend root partition volume using GParted on 14.04?

I recently received a notification after the latest updates (Ubuntu 14.04.4) that I am running out of space on my root folder. I performed sudo apt-get cleanbut the space freed doesn't seem to be ...
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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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How to resize partition on new installation to make room for additional OS?

I did a complete reinstall today of Ubuntu 16.04 (my SSD was encrypted, which prevented me from resizing the partition. This got old, and I didn't feel like going through the command line mess to get ...
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How to migrate Ubuntu/Windows 7 dualboot from HDD to HDD+SSD without reinstall?

I have a working dual-boot setup (Ubuntu 12.10 and Win7) on my laptop. I got a 320GB HDD with partitions for /, /home, swap, winsys and a big windata partition. There's more than 250GB space occupied ...
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Corrupt pendrive after making live Ubuntu installer

I have sandisk 8GB I had kali linux installed. I tried to create Bootable live Ubuntu pendrive. I went to the terminal and issued the following commands: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1k ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not detecting free space

I have a 500GB hard disk. And I currently have a C: drive containing 80GB, a D: containing 280GB, and a system reserved drive with 349MB. I have free space of 104gb approximately which I emptied for ...
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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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16.04 Swap partition wants password on startup after Gparted resize

Ubuntu new user here. Booted off the 16.04 USB stick last night and used GParted to resize the primary Ubuntu partition - made it larger using some unallocated space. Now I'm getting a prompt on ...
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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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Expanding a partition on an SD card with GParted fails

I copied a Raspberry PI System from an 8GB SD onto a 16GB SD using ApplePi-Baker. Everything is working fine, except for the fact I'm missing 8GB in this setup. So I popped the card into a machine ...
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Can't shrink Ubuntu partition Gparted ERROR (238277632K 00:00:05)

I am using 'Gparted live USB' and I receive the error log (below) when I try and shrink my Ubuntu partition. I don't know what the error means or what is causing it. I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16....
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How to partition hard drive where already Ubuntu 16.04 is installed

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 in my whole laptop space. But right now , i have a requirement to install Windows in the same laptop. And since i am trying to install windows side by side with this ...
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Increase the partition of Ubuntu 16.04 dual boot via Gparted

I wish to increase the disk space of my Ubuntu OS (ext4) drive from 70 GB by around 200 GB. Now , I followed the steps on this link and successfully decreased the partition for my D drive from 292 GB ...
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Gparted cannot increase or decrease the size when resizing a partition [duplicate]

I am trying to resize my partition on Gparted, but I can't increase or decrease the size of partition, here is a screenshot Screenshot What is wrong with it ?
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Can't extend root partition

I realize this question has been asked several times, but it's never answered so I have to start a new thread as I'm not yet allowed to comment on other's posts. I have booted from a gparted.iso and ...
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Re-install Window

Continuing the rise of Window Hey guys, as I had asked you before about my situation that Ubuntu killed Window when automatically installed. After some instruction and searching, I finally ...
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Problems with a partition

I have a physical HDD partitioned in the following way: 1) Partition 1 = Ext4 - Linux (Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS) OS. 2) partition 2 = Swap Area. 3) Partition 3 = NTFS - My data (music, videos, ...
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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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Can't format / delete locked partition from gparted?

I can't format my hard disk for Ubuntu installation. It has Fedora installed in it. I wonder how to unlock the locked partition to delete and format it, since I am stuck at installing Ubuntu. I am now ...
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Broken boot after increasing disk size

My ubuntu server will not boot after I increased the disk size. I'm still very new to using/troubleshooting linux/ubuntu and im not entirely sure how I have managed to break the boot/grub so ...
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Increase Ubuntu 16.04 partition

I few weeks ago I gave a try to Ubuntu 16.04, I installed it alongside Windows with about 20GB of storage. However, now I'm running out of space, can't get rid of Windows and I'm very new in this. ...
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Shortage of free space on my hard disk

I was wrong in formatting my hard disk. I have around 1 GB of 14 GB, free on "filesystem" ('/' directory), but 471 GB free on "Home" (/home) I can do about it?
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Resize partition using Gparted

I want to resize my primary partition using Gparted, but due to the lock I am not able to do so: I would be grateful if someone tells me how to get rid of the lock so that I can resize this ...
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What is Gparted doing when scanning for partitions?

Gparted is extremely more slow when looking for partitions than any command line counterpart. Can anybody explain to me what is Gparted doing that the other tools do not do, in this time? Here are ...
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Why doesn't Nautilus find other locations when gparted is running?

I had an active gparted window open, then opened nautilus. As a result, nautilus did not list the other partitions on the computer. Once I closed gparted and restarted nautilus, the other partitions ...
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16.04 Live vs gparted

I have made a Live 16.04 pendrive using SDC, (no persistence option available), and also tried UNetbootin-windows 613, (persistent). The drive is 4GB. When I look at the drive in gparted on a 14.04 ...
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Gparted: cancel pending operation

I started three gparted operations about an hour ago. It consist of moving a partition, growing another and then moving another partition. I would like to cancel the third one / stop after the second. ...
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How to prepare a disk on an EFI based PC for Ubuntu?

My computer has UEFI based BIOS and I want to start over from scratch. The PC came with Windows installed - I later installed Ubuntu alongside. I want to completely re-build my whole disk and ...
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How do I format or partition a read-only USB drive?

Whenever I try formatting my Sandisk Cruzer Glide 16GB, I get this error message on Gparted. GParted 0.11.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Create Primary Partition #1 (ntfs, 14.42 GiB) on ...
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Should I use Gparted or again dual boot system?

I had dual booted Ubuntu alongwith windows 10 in my system. Now I need to increase the disk space because everytime Ubuntu shows running out of space error. I looked up on different ways suggesting me ...
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Increase Ubuntu partition size under virtual machine

I use MacBook with Mac OS X 10.9.1. I have installed VMWare Fusion 6.0.2, under which Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been installed as virtual machine. Now I need to increase the size of the disk of Ubuntu. ...
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Extend Partition To Entire Drive

I am currently dual booting Win 10 and Ubuntu, in order for me to try it out and ensure I could get the exact same functionality from my Ubuntu install that I could from Windows (I know they are not ...
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resizing partition fails with Gparted when resizing fat32 partition. Ubuntu 14.04

I've seem some posts about similar issues, but couldn't find one with a solution to my problem. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC and I wish to resize and add a partition on a USB stick which holds a ...
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Create Windows 7 bootable usb without unetbootin, winusb, or ms-sys?

How can I create a bootable windows 7 usb without Unetbootin, winusb, or ms-sys? It is the windows 7 ultimate sp1 disc. I have tried the following: using gparted, create ntfs partition manually ...