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USB turn write protection off forced

I have a USB-flash device (SanDisk SDCZ33 BM12O423519D) that is in readonly mode: # hdparm /dev/sdf /dev/sdf: SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 05 00 00 00 00 14 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 0000 ...
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swap turne off after I reboot my Laptop,

I have a problem with my swap partition, I re-sized it with gparted, and I had to turn it off to do that. but after that I turned it on, but after I reboot I find that there is no swap on. so I have ...
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Cannot repair a corrupted usb flash drive

I have an 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive (no-name), on which I tried a few days ago to copy a film of about 6GB. The flash drive had NTFS file system so I thought there will be no problems. But at some point ...
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Repairing corrupt GPT backup table on USB drive

I have spent way too much time trying to do this, consulting quite a few threads, trying everything I can. At this point there isn't anything I haven't tried. I've been using both gdisk and Gparted ...
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Installation Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop's hard drive which was completely empty without partitions. When installing I could not define partitions or by selecting Options that ...
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Partition does not start on physical sector boundary?

I've one HD on my laptop, with two partitions (one ext3 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and one swap). fdisk is giving me a Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary warning. What is the ...
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replaced win8 with ubuntu, unable to read from my second hdd

so I've replaced windows 8 with ubuntu and GParted can't read the file system type of what are former windows8 ntfs partitions. It can't be mounted, only formatted. What can I do to retrieve my data? ...
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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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GRUB-Problem – Ubuntu on SSD, Windows on HDD

I googled alot but didn't find a solution for my certain problem. I installed windows and ubuntu on my SSD and used my HDD as a NTFS to be able to save data to it from both Windows and Linux. Now I ...
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Problem installing and problem remove partition

I have two problems, one is that Ubuntu not will boot unless it is from a USB drive. How do I make it boot up from my SSD? I realized I had a partition on my SSD which I probably need to remove. I ...
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Problem with Gparted live USB [closed]

I made the GParted live USB and edited the bios settings to boot through the USB.But whenever I select default or GUI mode in the beginning,some colored dots appear on the screen and the GUI is not ...
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External HDD Permissions [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB External HD from which I used to boot Ubuntu. I now have Ubuntu installed on my main HD in my computer, and decided to reformat the external drive for basic file storage. I used ...
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how to partiion with g parted

hello I have five 2tb hard drives and I would like to make the computer with Ubuntu read all 10 like right now it just shows the one 2tb that has Ubuntu installed on it all the others are their their ...
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Problem with partitioning

I have a problem trying to partition my hard drive. I recently installed Ubuntu, to find out if I have a problem with the internet connection on my PC, since the Windows I was using couldn't connect ...
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GParted Closing When Applying Operations

Recently I've been trying to get Lubuntu 14.04 running off of a SD Card (the computer I'm running this on only has 1 GB of hard disk space). I've created and used "Live SD"'s like this with ...
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How to extend EXT Partition of Ubuntu

I've Dual booted Ubuntu in PC by shrinking the C: drive actual size of c: drive ntfs is 100 GB and Ext partition is 15 Gb now I'm thinking to extend the size of EXT where Ubuntu is installed without ...
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Can I merge these partitions or will it break my chromebook?

Ok I am a linux beginner and I need some serious help. Product info: Acer c7 chromebook with chromeOS and xubuntu 12.04 (i think) dual booted using 'crouton'. My problem is that my main/root ...
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Increasing Windows Partition

I'm trying to increase my windows partition in gparted but I am unable to do so. I opened the exclamation on the windows partition and found that I needed to do chkdsk I booted into my Windows7 ...
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Formatting corrupted USB drive

a friend of mine handed me an usb-drive and asked whether i could format it since he didn't get it to work. After trying some possibilities im kind of frustrated since i haven't found a solution yet. ...
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Putting unallocated space on drive to use

I have a fine dual boot system (WinXP || Trusty14.04) with a /dev/sda already maxed out in terms of number of primary partitions (sda1, sda2, sda3, sda4). Partition Start End Size ...
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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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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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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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How can I quickly copy a GPT partition scheme from one hard drive to another?

On a non GPT partition table I can do sfdisk -d /dev/sda | sfdisk /dev/sdb. But sfdisk doesn't support GPT partition tables. What can I use instead? I'm looking for a one or two command solution, ...
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Recover zapped GPT

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 beside Windows 8, and was having some problems with the installer not detecting Windows 8. I followed the suggestions in this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/287862/118240 ...
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How to reinstall Mac OS X 10.9? [closed]

First, here's what happened: I had OS X Mavericks (10.9) installed on my MacBook Pro. Then I wiped the operating system to get Windows 7 instead. After that, I went to install Ubuntu 12.04, but while ...
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How to fix USB pendrive

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and my friend gave me a pendrive to repair. When I use GParted it doesn't work, so I went to the information section and then it said this: warning unable to detect file ...
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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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Cannot expand Ubuntu partition even though I have 22 GB of extra unallocated space

I have shrunk my Windows partition so that I can expand my Ubuntu partition. I have the following partitions: I have booted from USB and unmounted the swap partition as well. The unallocated space ...
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How to install Windows 7 from install disk? [duplicate]

I was wondering how to re-install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 12.04. The install disk wont load when I boot the computer, and I can't seem to resize partitions from either GParted (see below) or the ...
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Warning image in Gparted

Suddenly I have got a warning symbol (at /dev/sda2 partition) in my gparted display. What does it mean? What's wrong with my HDD? Help me correct it.
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Problem with partitions

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I open GParted, I get a libparted bug found error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda2 -- Device or resource busy. This means ...
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Resize earlier boot partition

I installed Win7 as a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 "Just in case" I ever needed a Windows program that just couldn't be emulated, but I haven't really run into the problem yet. Instead, I'd like to ...
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How to modify the starting boundary of an ext4 partition?

There are 4 partitions on the disk. parted /dev/sda --script -- print ... 1 1049KB 50.0GB ... ext4 2 50GB 82GB ... linux-swap 3 82GB 100GB ... ext4 4 100GB 1000GB ... ext4 My goal is to ...
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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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/dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should [duplicate]

When I open gparted I get the following warning: /dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should. ...
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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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Removed a partition with GParted. Ubuntu still tries to mount it

This is my problem. When I installed my Ubuntu 14.04 partition coming back from Windows 7, I decided to leave my Games partition alone and have it be there. I then realized having a root partition, a ...
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Windows can read USB stick partitioned by Gparted

I have a 8GB Adata S101 USB flash stick. i used Win 32 disk imager to install ubuntu 14.04 from my USB stick, after installing Ubuntu, windows 7 could not recognize the flash stick anymore so i ...
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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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Adding unallocates space to an extended partition

My existing hdd partition is as below: Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands. (parted) print Model: ATA ...
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Mounting a unmounted USB drive

I have unmounted my USB drive using Gparted. But then I remove the USB drive from computer and reconnect, it is not visible in my computer. How can i make it visible?? Here is the output from lsblk ...
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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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install Window 7 after Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

Can I install Window7 on an existing Ubuntu 14 laptop by shrinking the Ubuntu 14 partition, installing Windows 7 into the created freespace, and running Boot Repair to get the Grub boot menu with both ...
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Does “resize2fs” work like this?

I read how to use "resize2fs" but something is not very clear, would like to confirm if the following steps are correct. My goal is to do resizing without losing data. I can use rescue CD to boot ...
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Partition Resizing to Add Windows 7

when I got Ubuntu, I accidentally formatted Windows 8 and now I only have Ubuntu. I was able to obtain a windows 7 ISO, and I would like to put that in. I have installed the ISO into my flash drive, ...
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How safe is GParted when resizing Linux and Windows partitions?

I want to resize my partitions: I have 3 partitions: Ubuntu 10.04 Windows Seven Ubuntu 11.10 It's booting with the boot installed by the Ubuntu 11.10 version. I want to expand (only expand) all ...
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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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Error formatting SD card

I'm now trying to resize a 64 Gb SD card and format it to ext4 (i use a normal SD card reader, not a usb card reader) in order to use it on my android device. formating it to fat32 won't give me a ...
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Separate Partition or Device to store data in case of O/S reload

I'm new to Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to set up a separate partition for my media files, so that if I have to re-load the O/S, I don't lose the data files. Last time I reloaded I lost everything even ...