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How to wipe/format entire disk using 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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How to format the unallocated USB drive and make it as Fat32?

I'm not able to format my USB as stated here and while following these steps : sudo su fdisk -l df umount /dev/sdb1 mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1 my bootable USB was changed to Unallocated format and it's ...
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Dual Boot formatting partition to ntfs

I just formatted my PC and decided to install a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS following this answer I set the partitions. But somehow in the last step I couldn't format the partition ...
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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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How to install Windows(8.1/10) when Ubuntu 14.04 is installed?

I want to install windows operating system on my laptop (originally came with windows, but deleted it because Ubuntu is better for me, but now I have to use Windows, because of my studies). Few days ...
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Resize partitions Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition

I've a Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition. Is it possible to resize partitions? I've already installed gparted, but i can't start gparted: $ sudo gparted Failed to get D-Bus connection: operation not permitted ...
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How to remove fedora after installing Ubuntu (from Ubuntu)?

I already have Windows 7 installed and then had installed fedora 18 alongside it. Recently, I installed Ubuntu alongside both. Now I wish to remove the space given for Fedora and merge it with Ubuntu. ...
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Bad/Damaged Drive No Longer Even Accessible via LiveCD

I have a bad/damaged hard drive that had Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS installed on it, and per suggestions in the Ubuntu Forums, I was going to try and use ddrescue on it to clone it to another drive and ...
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lvm2 pv format option is grayed out in gparted

I would like to format a partition to lvm2 pv with gparted, but the option is grayed out.
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Gparted - Can't resize win 10 partition?

I can't to be able to re-size windows 10 file system partition using Gparted. The partition is un-mounted and this is not about swap-partitioning Do help me?
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How do you delete old ubuntu partitions?

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 in order to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.10. After installing, Ubuntu 15.04 created a new partition. I wanted to merge the two partitions and if you can suggest ...
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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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Restore grub after windows 10 installation

I was dual booting ubuntu and Windows 8 happily until I upgraded to windows 10. Windows 10 boots fine but I can't boot Ubuntu. If I choose the ubuntu partition from the boot menu I'm given the grub ...
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how do you expand the boot partition of a standard 14.04 install

I have read several solutions to this problem but they did not address a non dual boot standard 14.04 install. Below is the structure of my disk. I tried to paste a picture of gparted but apparently ...
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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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How can I resize an external USB NTFS partition?

I have a new USB drive which came with a single NTFS partition. How can I shrink that so that I can create an ext4 partition? gparted does not seem to have the "Resize" option highlighted. Update: ...
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/boot wont take up the unallocated space!

I have dual boot on my PC, running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to increase the size of /boot so that I can update stuff but apparently boot wont take up the unallocated space directly behind ...
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GParted can't move extended partition to the right?

I have a hard disk, which was partitioned before (probably in Windows) like this: Partition 0 - primary, 20Gb Partition 1 - extended, 200Gb I have unallocated space after Partition #1, so I ...
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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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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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Extend root partition (and optionally move), after getting rid of windows

I know, the question was asked many times and it's all over unix forums but I already spent hours trying to implement methods from there, but they're either not working to me or too confusing. So I ...
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How to Increase Home Folder Size in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I want to expand home partition refers that folder will be full. I've been looking this problem on the internet, it was told to boot over "the gparted live cd/usb", but still can not expand its size. ...
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gparted Disk format problem

I have tried to format a usb manually in ubuntu but 3.60 gib usb ----> 2.1 mb usb 3.58 gb space left as unlocated when i try to format it in gparted it says The driver descriptor says the physical ...
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Why do 15.04 System Settings/Details and gparted disagree on disk size?

gparted says I have one installed drive (/dev/sda) and its size is 476.94 GB. This is correct -- my only drive is a 500 GB SSD. Under System Settings, the Details display is mostly correct, the ...
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Gparted unable to resize partition

I am trying to resize my 2.73 TiB partition but I am unable to do so. From what I've found, I will be unable to resize a partition that is in use so I have to boot from CD/USB. There is the main ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after editing Windows loader partition with GParted [closed]

I made the uninformed decision to add a label (and nothing else) to my windows loader partition with GParted. The GParted entry is: ( /dev/sda1 | fat32 | [no mount point] | [new label] | 900.00 MiB | ...
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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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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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Can't gparted recognize exfat drives?

My USB drive is formatted as exfat. GParted shows it as unallocated space. Is there a way to make Gparted understand exfat filesystem? For example, I want to rename my USB drive (exfat), but gparted ...
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Does someone have a guide to Gparted?

I've been getting messages from Ubuntu saying that the partition is almost full. Could someone please tell me how to expand it using Gparted? What I really need is an introduction to partitions- that ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive with data on it

So I've got 2 hard drives, a 128GB SSD, on which Windows 7 is installed, and a standard 1TB hard drive. Now I want to install Ubuntu. The SSD has only got about 4GB of space left, and I don't really ...
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GParted Resize/Move Options

What does "Free space preceding" and "Free space following" mean? I checked GParted manual but could not find an answer.
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Gparted Recognizes Usb but not Ubuntu 15.04 or the file manager

I plugged in my usb today and expected to be able to find it in the manager,to my surprise it did not show up so i plugged and re plugged in various areas, so i went to gparted and formatted correctly ...
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How to partition hard drive for ubuntu?

All the help/tutorials out there tell me that I should get an option to partition the hard drive for me. This didn't happen and so I'm using the 'try ubuntu without installing' option and using ...
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GParted showing incorrect used space

guys, I've been trying to search a solution for this all over Google, but my effects was of no avail. I wanted to resize my current partition to about 500 GB and create a new partition with all free ...
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Messy partitions: How do I fix my HDD and SSD partitions from a USB?

So after finding out I gave my external HDD 250 MB instead of 250 GB I tried to fix it by changing the partitions around with some popular software. Told me to restart my PC. Now every time I try to ...
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Can't unmount ext 4 in gparted

I wanted to add extra swap to my pc I followed lots of tutorials but i needed to make a unallocated partition and for that I needed to unmount ext4 I'm totally new in Ubuntu or linux Anybody a ...
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Switching to Ubuntu from Windows

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now. I still have windows installed and it's taking up the majority of my hard drive space. I want to fully switch to Ubuntu though. I've backed up everything I need ...
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GParted will not start, corrupt GPT table

I'm trying to start GParted and get the following series of errors in pop-up boxes before it eventually quits: Invalid argument during seek for read on /dev/sda Libparted Bug Found! The backup GPT ...
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Why did my Gparted operation fail during the file system check?

I was trying to move free space from my ubuntu partiton to my windows partiton, but i got an error message. I was trying to follow these instrucitons with a bit of variaton due to a different setup (I ...
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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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Format a partition from primary to logical [closed]

I have access to ubuntu trial version and i want to format a partition from primary to logical so i can install windows Or if anyone know how can i install windows on this partition with my issues ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after resizing

I'm a newbie Ubuntu user, and I was using a latest Ubuntu version on my laptop. I tried to install Windows7 alongside the Ubuntu I was using I did, I used Gparted from Ubuntu live CD to modify ...
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How to extend my ubuntu partition to an 'unnalocated partion' existing before the ubuntu partition?

I had these OS'es setup. WinXP 20Gb Ubuntu 50GB Though, with the app 'OS-Uninstaller', I deleted the 1st partition, where now rests 'unallocated space': 'unallocated space' 20Gb Ubuntu 50GB ...
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I cancelled gparted operation ,what to do next?

I cancelled gparted operation by mistake.Now one of the partition became corrupted,what to next? Should I format it? Data is important to me Edit1: I tried to recover partition using testdisk and ...
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Unable to install Windows after attempted dual-boot with Ubuntu

My son was using Windows 7 on his computer and decided he wanted to dual boot with Ubuntu. He attempted to shrink the partition but could not, so he downloaded another program to shrink but I think he ...
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GParted-Moving a partition may cause OS fail to boot?

I am trying to use GParted to re-size a NTFS partition and assign space to Ubuntu. I was trying to allocate 245 MB free space to /dev/sdb7 partition of type ext4 [1] which seems like the ubuntu drive ...
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Trouble creating fat32 partition larger than 1 TiB with gpt partition table using gparted

I have a 6 TiB hard drive that I would like to make a fat32-partition on covering the whole hard drive. When trying to do so using gparted (first creating a gpt partition table, and then trying to ...
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What GPARTED alternatives are available?

What is a good partitioning tool for Ubuntu 10.X as an alternative to GPARTED? I haven't been able to find one that is easy to use. A commercial product is OK if necessary for ease of use.
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Can't extend root partition even after booting from LiveUSB

After doing some research on how to extend Ubuntu root partition, I tried to extend it using the GParted from a liveUSB session of Ubuntu. But I couldn't extend it. When I right click on my root ...