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Is swap area required? Can we install Ubuntu without a swap area?

I bought a new Lenovo B50-80 laptop preinstalled with Windows 7 Professional. I would like to install Ubuntu alongside the existing Windows 7. For that when I tried to create a new partition using the ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 causes “the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present” - Computer can't start: Live Disc Repair Option?

I am a relative newbie that used Ubuntu a few years back on an old Dell to install Bitcoin Armory for Cold Storage. When recently deciding to retrieve them, I also decided to plug in my WiFi card and ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.10: Cannot expand Ubuntu partition even though I have 14GB of unallocated space

I have 14GB of empty space on my drive, but when I try to expand my Ubuntu partition to occupy it, it doesn't seem to recognize the space. How can I rectify this issue and claim the free space?
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How to recover lost data after repartitioning

My computer had only one partition, C drive. I used GParted to squeeze up some space for a new partition, D drive. The total space for the single partition (C) was 200gb. I slid the scroll bar (on the ...
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Ubuntu Unused Space

I have an ubuntu server running. At first i only allocated 100Gb which wasnt enough. I added more space to the partition using gparted after reading how on several posts. However, even though it shows ...
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Moving the root and swap partition to another disk

I have this settings on my boot disk: GParted HDD disk settings I've got a SSD and want to make it my system (all but /home) and swap partitions. I wonder if: 1- Can I use GParted to copy my ...
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Extending partitions

I'm trying to extend my current Windows partition because it has too little space currently. I was triple-booting Windows Kali and Ubuntu but deleted Kali and now have 93GB left. I cannot assign it to ...
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NTFS disk is read-only and I can't change to read & write

I have used Windows 7 for a long time and thought to give Linux (Ubuntu) a try. I have two hard drives, one 120GB, other 1TB. First one is for OS and software, while the 1TB disk is for data and ...
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Formatting an external hard drive nearly impossible

I have been working for the last four hours to format my external hard drive. At first I tried right clicking on it in nautilus and selecting format. I selected NTFS and tried to format it. I got ...
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Gparted not installable in Ubuntu 15.10 due to unmet dependencies

Gparted worked fine in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 (I'm not sure about 15.04)) but I'm having trouble installing it in 15.10 from the software center. It gives the error: “Package dependencies cannot be ...
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Shrink linux space to install windows

I want to install windows while I have Ubuntu, but I can't figure out how to unmount ext4 (the drive that contains linux) in order to shrink its space. Any ideas? I've been looking all around the ...
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How to pause GParted Move Operation?

I have to suspend my laptop whenever there is electricity breakdown in my area. But there is no option to pause the operation. Anyone know a hack that can do it. Will suspending my laptop pauses the ...
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how to partition the mounted drives in ubuntu 14.04

i've installed ubuntu 14.04 in single boot. My hard disk have 1tb capacity. While i'm trying to install windows in place of the ubuntu it shows no drivers are found error. So i'm decided to ...
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Is there some sort of( asymptotic?) threshold limiting tthe number of partitions Ubuntu can handle on my GUID Smartdrives?

I have about 3 OS's, including 2 flavors of 'untu, on each of two laptops. So far Ubuntu has been great at handle my predilection for extra partitions. This has been the case with 14.04, 14.10 and ...
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How can I resize my filesystem partition?

So, when I installed Ubuntu a long time ago, I made five partitions. System Reserved 500 mb Windows 8 partition 250gb Ubuntu swap 5 gb Ubuntu "/" 10 gb Ubuntu "home" 40 gb I only got 1 gb free on ...
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Partitions. is it safe to move partition containing /boot?

I am running dualboot (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04) and I would like to make more space for my Ubuntu partition. I am doing it from a live cd through gparted. I was about to resize my windows ...
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Ubuntu Will Not Read External Hard Drive

I have a Seagate External Hard Drive. When I plug it into my laptop Noting happens. If I open Gparted to see if Ubuntu is even seeing the drive there is a little "!" icon with a notice that says:
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Can't resize /dev/sda1 partition

I want to resize my /dev/sda1 partition and I'm using GParted. This is my partition table: When I tried to reize the /dev/sda1 partition, I was unable to enlarge it to anything bigger than 7679 MB ...
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Gparted partition resize gone wrong - failed to read last sector

I have tried to resize (shrink) my NTFS partition so that I will be able to get more space for my ext4 Ubuntu's (12.04 64 bit) partition but after the partition has been resized I am unable to mount ...
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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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Please unmount any logical partitions having a number higher than 7

I saw many questions and answers for solving this issue but none solves mine. So, please read my question and reply. My partition sda8 is /(root) partition and i cannot unmount it so as to delete ...
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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 I Use x1000 in GParted Instead of x1024?

This is getting so annoying. Many applications are using GiB and MiB instead of GB and MB. When I installed Ubuntu, I based my partitions off x1000 (1 MB = 1000 KB, 1 MiB = 1024 KiB). Based on ...
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Is it safe to unset the msftdata flag on a ext4 partiton that was reformatted from ntfs?

As part of my shedding windows I've been changing the partitions on my legacy drives from ntfs to ext4 by doing the copy / format / copy back dance. This has gone well, but I noticed in gparted that ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 + Dell XPS 13 2015 + Enlarging \boot partition

I am attempting to increase the partition size of '/boot' (recent update put strain on the current ~250 MB partition) but running into problems as GParted (when run from a LiveCD) will not recognize ...
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How do I run gparted as root?

I installed gparted to use for partitioning my hard drive so ubuntu is my only os but when I tried to run gparted, it told me that i have to be root but i am root as far as i know how do i know for ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Installation fails

so after many times I installed ubuntu on my machines, I decided to install ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell. I created LiveCD using universal usb installer and ubuntu 15.10 iso from official website + checked ...
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close/minimize/maximize controls of windows absent , ctrl +alt +T not working, dash and launcher absent post resizing system partition

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS My Terminal & Unity are not working. When login i see my ctr+alt+T is not working, login screen bland, no dash, no launcher. However i am able to run GUI ...
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Flash drive not seeing in disk list

I have a weird problem with my USB drive. It is recognize in the ubuntu Disk utility as been a No Media drive and it name is SMI USB MEMORY BAR (1000) but I cannot see it in < sudo disk -l >. The ...
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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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How can I resize an LVM partition? (i.e: physical volume)

I want to shrink my second (LVM) partition, in order to create a new partition in the newly freed space. I am using the Live CD to do so, because I know I can't resize/move this partition while it is ...
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ubuntu 15.04 installer cannot find my hard disk

I'm trying to install ubuntu 15.04 beside windows 10, but installer can't find my hard drive, here is the gparted output: but I get this on installer: How can I fix it?
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GParted: set partition type /dev/sdb1 error

I am new to Ubuntu so i apologize for some idiotic thing i may say. I am using gparted to create a fat32 file system in my usb device. when i try the operation i get the error specified in the ...
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Extend Ubuntu Partition to a Windows Drive [duplicate]

I'm running out of space on my root(/sda10). I want to merge the drive Ubuntu(/sda8 - 10 GiB) in my root(/sda10). I don't have any unallocated space so. Should I format the Ubuntu(/sd8) in ext4 ...
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Installed ubuntu with win 7 on 60gb partion, I used about 10gb only but getting “Low Disk Space”

How can I make the entire 60gb available to Ubuntu? GParted partition editor shows 60 gb I think I need to increase this: Output from disk usage analyser Most of the related answers are focusing on ...
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Problem for creating partition for install ubuntu 14.04

Please help me to resolve this issue, I tried to install ubuntu using the first option that is erase entire disk and install ubuntu.After that installation failed,I think some issue in HD. Please help ...
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Gparted cannot unmount USB

I recently bought a new USB, anyway when first plug it in i get this error. Which is clearly wrong as this comp has never seen this USB before. And it does end up mounting anyway. It shows up in ...
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Cannot expand partition in gparted

I'm really stuck with trying to increase the size of the partition sda5 which is a lvm2. I'm quite new to linux and am really pulling my hair out here. From what I've read, LVM's are supposed to be ...
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How can I efficiently format my Ubuntu Live USB to a FAT32 partition?

Consider the following situation: $ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for user: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes ------------%<----------------------------- Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, ...
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What does “Gtk-ERROR **: GTK+ 2.x symbols detected.” mean?

When starting gparted, it crashes with the error: Gtk-ERROR **: GTK+ 2.x symbols detected. Using GTK+ 2.x and GTK+ 3 in the same process is not supported I already opened LP bug #1094354 for this. ...
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Creating a new linux partition to the left of linux partition

When I moved from windows to Linux I thought I may not use it much so I only used some 60gb for Linux. But nowadays I don't touch windows. I would like to move the free space from windows partition ...
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Merging two partitions (Gparted) - Error: Cannot delete partition

Apparently, during the installation of Ubuntu 14.04, it did not delete an existing partition. Now, I want to merge that one with a new one (How to merge partitions?). However, deletion of the old ...
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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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Ubuntu won't reboot after resizing my Windows partition

I bought myself a new Acer AXC-603 computer a few months ago and, as I had been using Ubuntu for about five years, I've decided to configure my new machine in Dual Boot, keeping the majority of space ...
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Need to expand the size of /boot

I want to upgrade to the newest version of Ubuntu, but I keep getting the error "Not enough free disk space". The upgrade needs a total of 90.6M of free space. My problem is that boot presently uses ...
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Unable to mount USB on Ubuntu 15.10

I was trying to create a bootable Windows 7 USB stick using the instructions in the blog post below: CREATE A BOOTABLE WINDOWS 7 USB DRIVE FROM LINUX (TESTED ON UBUNTU) But after trying to format ...
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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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Expanding space of a partition containing bootloader with gparted - how do I move the free space so that it safely can be done?

I've got a problem on my hands. My disk contains /dev/sda1 which is my Ubuntu partition, /dev/sda2 which is an NTFS partition, then comes the unallocated space which I want to use to expand the next ...
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Phantom Partition … how do I correct this?

I've done a clean install twice since this appeared (not to fix this, as everything seems to be working). Gparted doesn't show any such partition. I'm about to do another clean install, so this is the ...