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Cannot unmount or resize partitions

I cannot unmount or resize the /dev/sda1 partition. The screenshot is attached. I just want to free up a couple hundred gigs to be able to install windows on so I have a dual boot. I was able to ...
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Help! Need To Recover Partitions

Ok, I will describe each & every step I performed. First the problem: A few days ago, my laptop refused to boot. It showed me automatic repair, but the repair was unable to solve the problem. So ...
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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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How to install ubuntu 12.04 along with windows XP [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along windows XP. I am having an 80 GB Hard Disk and I have already partitioned it to 20 GB as C: Drive, 20 GB as D: Drive, 20 GB as E: Drive and remaining as F: Drive. ...
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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 ...
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Saving corrupted hard drive

Okay, here is the situation. Knowing for a few months now there was an issue with my hard drive, I ignored it. Problem was from power outages, was getting the error on boot, over rode the setting in ...
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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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Creating a persistent live ubuntu usb with more than 4gb, Gparted crashing when changes are applied

I am trying to create a persistent ubuntu live usb with more than 4 gb of persistent storage (the casper rw). I am using GParted from ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is installed on my computer, and when I ...
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Why I can't create a new partition? [duplicate]

I installed my OS but did not create a swap space. I now realize it is a problem. I have a 4GB ram and I will running huge applications. The below is the snip of my gparted. I opened Gparted but could ...
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USB turn write protection off forced

I have a USB-flash device (SanDisk SDCZ33 BM120423519D) with no hardware switch, which is stuck in readonly mode: # hdparm /dev/sdf /dev/sdf: SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 05 00 00 00 ...
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Ubuntu partitionation and boot does not work

I wanna create a second partition with gparted for my Windows but it wont work, i have a 1TB HDD and Ubuntu says that 1TB oft it is used, but only 50GB is used. So i can create an partition of 44Mib ...
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after expanding 'Ubuntu installed' partition, I got error

I expanded the partition on which I have installed Ubuntu and then tried to reinstall grub using BootRepair and got following error: The boot files of [The OS now in use - Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS] are far ...
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How do you grow partition on 4 terabyte disk

I used Clonezilla to copy an ext4 1.5 terabyte disk to a 4 terabyte disk. But when I try to use Gparted to grow the partition to fill the 4 terabyte, it fails. Repeated trials show it only allows me ...
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GParted problems with swap and extended partition [duplicate]

After some partition table problems I finally ran up my Ubuntu and GParted to see my partitions. Then some window appeared. I clicked Cancel and then second one appeared. I clicked Cancel once ...
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Whole disk unallocated? Gparted error or partition overlapping?

Story: Yesterday I wanted to make my Ubuntu partition bigger so I ran Windows (Dual boot) and decreased size of my D drive size. It wanted me to reboot computer, when it was starting up it done ...
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Gparted: move extended partition on the left

I have some free disk space on the left of my ubuntu (sda5) What is best solution to extend sda5 ? I can copy sda3 or sda5 with dd to bigger disk. delete sda3,5,swap create sda3,5,swap dd ...
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Using GParted to rescue data and format hard drive to NTFS

I'm having problems booting to Windows XP due to bad sectors on the hard drive. I've tried fixboot and fixmbr from the recovery console. That only made matters worse. Now I want to use GParted to ...
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Unable to Format USB Drive

I have a 4.1 GB USB drive that has become unusable now. It previously had a Live version of Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I tried formatting it a couple of times through different techniques on GParted and the ...
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Create Extended partition in the midst of two primary partition

My system is a dual boot windows7 and xubuntu. Here's a screenshot of my partition table in Gparted. Now I want to add another linux OS. I wanted to resize the /dev/sda3 and take 40GB for my new ...
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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 white windows after 'Sleep mode'

I had troubles with one of my partitions, so I have booted Ubuntu Live USB, opened GParted and started 'Check and restore' for this partition. The problem is when I went out the room and came back, I ...
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Running out of partition space on existing Ubuntu 12.04.5 32-bit LTS installation

I have been running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit installation for 3 years and before the installation I had allocated separate partitions for /home and /, but as my hard drive space is limited I did not ...
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apt problems: can't install GParted on Ubuntu 11.04

I'm trying to install GParted on my Ubuntu sudo apt-get install gparted but I'm getting the following output: root@adam-desktop:/home/adam# sudo apt-get install gparted Reading package lists... ...
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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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Gparted shows SDA5 completely used 297GB, disk analyzer shows 6.9 used

First off - I'm not a computer geek, but am working hard to be an Ubuntu user. I've applied various upgrades over time and ran into the full boot partition problem. After days of reading posts and ...
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For those of you scratching your head about the 'lock' on a partition in gparted [duplicate]

This isnt really a question - it is an expression of joy at figuring something out. :-) I had Win7 on my Ubuntu machine and decided to blow it away. I wated to reclai the disk space that used to be ...
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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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writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information hanging

I am trying to format a disk with Gparted , but at the "writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information" the Gparted hangs . Also I recieve the following from 'dmesg'. The disk is RAID 5 , ...
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Can't resize existing partition with gparted

I'm trying to resize my ext4 partition where my ubuntu (elementary os) is installed on. I started a ubuntu live cd and opened gparted, see screenshot There is no way to allocate the free space for ...
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gparted problem, boot has minimal memory and extended has everything

I'm pretty lost here. Rightnow I have Ubuntu, and want to partition my main disk to have dual boot with windows 7. On the process I want fo format my Hard Drive as well (I have everything already ...
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Dual-booting a new build. --Which OS first?--

I'm building my first desktop and I have this idea that I'm sort of obsessed with, and I think I need someone to tell me to calm the heck down. I'm want to install Windows 8.1, update it, install ...
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How to resize Ubuntu & Windows partitions? [duplicate]

I've set my grandson's laptop to be able to dual boot (Vista and Ubuntu). I'd like to give as much space as possible to Ubuntu as Windows isn't used much. I'm pretty noob to Linux and have no real ...
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Partition created by Gparted not effective when rebooting into Windows 7

I am trying to install a dual boot machine (HP Zbook15) with ubuntu 14.04 next to a windows 7. The laptop came preinstalled with the Windows partition taking up the whole HDD (750Gb) (apart from a 1Gb ...
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How do I Install Lubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive (the full installation)?

I want to install Lubuntu on my 32GB flash drive, but I don't know how. I know a little bit about partitioning. When I go into GParted, my USB drive comes up as /dev/sdb. I already wiped it ...
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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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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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How to deal with very frequent failure to inform the kernel about modifications to partition?

Moving multiple ext4 and vfat partitions in gparted 0.19.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 constantly causes Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda13 -- Invalid argument. This means ...
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dd confuses grub (and gparted)?

The initial problem was this: I wanted to test the installer I was creating for my app, but of course every time I run the installer it modifies the system, and I needed a way to reset the system to a ...
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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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Setting up LVM and deleting partition volume

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in VMware. I recently ran out of space so I decided to add a 10GB volume. The problem is I didn't install ubuntu with lvm initially so now I am trying to do it ...
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Cant make my main partition smaller

I've installed lubuntu 14.04 LTS to my new notebook. Now an update needs more space in the boot partition than lubuntu created while installing. I've booted from usb and run gparted. In order to ...
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Can't merge current partition to unallocated space while using Gparted

I want to merge /dev/sda8 and /dev/sda7 but when I try to resize them, it doesn't show up any free space to extend my partition. Click here for the screenshot
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How to setup bcache?

I've tried to set up bcache in Ubuntu 14.04 with a fresh install and an empty /home partition (/dev/sdb2) as a backing device. I have a running system on my SSD and I'd like to use its /dev/sda2 ...
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How to extend partition with free space that is before it using gparted?

I have my Windows partition (C), 9GB of free space and then I have my Linux partition. How do I expand my Linux partition with that 9GB of free space using Gparted and without losing everything I ...
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Problem In Recovering Unallocated Partition

I have Kubuntu 14.04 installed on my HP 15. I decided to dual-boot Win7 & Kubuntu. However, on installation process of Windows 7 after I deleted the empty partition it said "Unable to install on ...
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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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Allocate memory from Windows to Linux partition

I found out I can do that with gparted, but I am just wondering, in my case, how to act and what steps to take, because the partitions situation is messy: So, sda1 and sda2 are the system reserve ...
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Updated PPA for Gparted

I am looking for a PPA that has an updated version of GPARTED. The one in the official repositories is very old (Version 0.12.1). Since then, there has been 10 new versions. The last one was the 0.16 ...
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3 TB external, with lots of data, file system not recognized and second partition missing when moved from Windows to Ubuntu

I have a 3 TB Seagate external drive that I removed and placed in my newly built tower. The 2 TB external I did with this works fine, but the 3 TB drive won't recognize, won't mount, and GParted shows ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda2 extended partition with gparted live cd

I recently got a message while updating some programs that my /boot is full. I've been on other posts and everyone says delete files in /boot but I thought making it bigger seems more logical and ...