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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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Problem Partitions Dual Boot

I was trying to install a dual boot in my PC (I have Windows 7 Installed Already), it does not recognize my partitions, I even left non allocated space and nothing, it saw it as a free disk. Then i ...
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How to Expand , Resize “extended partition”? [duplicate]

How can I expand/resize my extended partition (sda3) with unallocated free space to the left of it? I want this to be able to expand my / partition (sda5).
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Can't resize /dev/sda1 on gparted on Ubuntu 14.10 VirtualBox

I'm using GParted to expand the size of my /dev/sda1 partition and I know why GParted isn't letting me do that, since that is the root partition. GParted isn't on a live CD, it's on my virtual ...
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“group descriptors corrupted” after resize of partition was interrupted. How to fix it in a short time

I was running a resize of an ext4 partition, using gparted. Accidentally it was interrupted because the system restarted. Since that moment I cannot mount my partition anymore, dmesg|grep sda says ...
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Using gparted to resize ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I have unallocated space before the partition I'd like to extend? Gparted wont allow me to resize or move that partition (ext4) my drive looks like this: /dev/sdb1 (locked) fat32 unallocated ...
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How to shrink a Raspberry Pi SD card image?

I have a 64gb sd card that has 15.6gb of space used, I used gparted to shrink the partition, but have no idea how to convert the two partitions /sda1 and /sda2 into a ~16gb .img file. Everytime I ...
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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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partition resize problem gparted

I know that there are a ton of questions relating to that subject, but after reading a lot of them, I believe that I have another problem. First, let me tell you my story :) I have an ASUS laptop ...
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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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Problem mounting partition after Gparted [duplicate]

I had 3 partitions on my hard drive and I tried to merge sda5 with sda6 but for some reason gparted crashed. Now when I try to mount sda5, all I find in it is lost+found. I’m running Lubuntu 14.04. ...
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Repartition drive without caring what's on it

I've got a microSDHC which appears to have a broken partition table. When I plugged it in there where a lot of folders and I was able to copy some files of it. But most files had a filesize 0 and most ...
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Why is gparted not resizing a partition

I am trying to partition a HDD that has Lubuntu on it that I was using for another computer so that I can install Ubuntu on the new partition. But its telling me that it failed by showing this: ...
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Full internal harddrive converted to ext4 file system, how to install Windows back again? [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 installed on my laptop, with hard drive partitioned. I installed Ubuntu formatting the drive as it didn't detect I had Windows 7 too already. It installed correctly, but now when I'm ...
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Create correctly and mount custom drive image

What i'm trying to accomplish is to create a custom usb drive image from scratches and to mount its filesystem locally, using an old image taken from a usb drive i own as a model. What i did at first ...
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if I move my ubuntu partition will I have boot problems?

In order to cloning my old hd on the new smaller SSD I need to resize all the partition and move the unlocated space at the end of the hd On blog they suggest to use gparted live to copy all the ...
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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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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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how can i resize and partition thepart in hard disk where the system setup?

i erased my hard disk by wrong during setup ubuntu 14.04 and it put all my hard disk in dev/sda1 (463.88 GB)( and my system(ubuntu) also setup in dev/sda1) and the other space in swap i tried to use ...
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how to extend root (/) partition by freeing ext4 partition? [duplicate]

My root (/) partition is full and i want to extend my root file system by freeing extra memory present in other partition which is ext4. How to free some space with ext4 allocation and how to extend ...
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Dual boot of windows 8.1 and ubuntu

I run windows 8.1 and I feel like having a dual boot. Every time I start installing ubuntu, my system does not recognise windows. My partition table is GPT. What should i do to use ubuntu and windows ...
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Resize partition for Ubuntu/Windows dual-boot [duplicate]

I'm dual-booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. While installing, I gave Ubuntu 50GB of my disk space but now I'm finding that it is small for me. So is there any way I can decrease my Windows C: drive ...
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USB File System: Unknown. GParted

I have an 8GB Flash disk (I don't know the exact model). I deleted partitions in GParted, and now it doesn't work. When I want to format the device, it says that "dev/sdb close device failed ...
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After reboot swap turns off issue

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I have a problem with my swap partition. I resized swap with GParted. When partitioning, I had to turn swap partition off. After resizing it, I put it back to active (ON) ...
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Gparted can't resize Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu with Windows. Before installing, I shrunk the space for Ubuntu. Now I have 3.7GB free in my Ubuntu home.That's not enough for me. So I shrunk my NTFS partition, it's now ...
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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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Can't move partition in GParted

I'm running dual boot 14.0 and windows, I freed up some space from the windows partition using GParted. Now I can't seem to allocate it to the Ubuntu partition. Neither partition show the possibility ...
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How do I Merge Partitions to use Unused Available HD space in Ubuntu?

Is this even possible, or am I mixing terminologies? First, consider the results of sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sr0 1024M ...
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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 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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Decrypt encrypted disk to make second partition

I have a problem. When I install Ubuntu, I make only one partition and encrypt this partition. Now I want to make second partition with different file type. How I can "decrypt" partition or... take ...
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SD card reader detected but SD storage not shown

I have a a multi card reader. Today accidentally I ejected my reader while formatting a SD card by Gparted. When I inserted it again, it detected is lsusb but nothing was opening ie. as a storage ...
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What's wrong with my partition table?

My Ubuntu OS does not recognise any external drives or devices. This started after I installed Windows XP. When I run GParted, it shows "unallocated 465.76 GiB". I ran "sudo fdisk -l -u /dev/sda" and ...
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How to make new partition from previous partition [duplicate]

I need to create a new partition to install Windows 8.1, but I do not have enough unallocated space to create one. I also can't change the size of /dev/sda2. When I try to resize that partition, it ...
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Using Gparted to resize (shrink) the root partition

Due to some reasons I made a root partion (/) of 65GB. But now I don't have so much space any more so is it fine if I used Gparted live ISO to shrink /root partition to some size of 25 to 30 GB. Is it ...
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Expanding partition for more [duplicate]

I formatted the unallocated space to fat32 (don't know if that was right). Now I want to extend my dev/sda5 for more memory as I'm currently getting warnings about my low memory space. Above My ...
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not able to delete or format the partitions thought gparted

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 to install windows 8 on the ...
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How to safely expand root partition for Xubuntu running in VirtualBox with GParted?

I tried it once and it worked fine for a day or two. However, upon rebooting it failed. I can't even get to recovery menu. All I see is a hyphen. Fortunately, I had made a back up of the VDI file. ...
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Lost LUKS partition, failed partition restore

and thanks for your time. I'm a bit over my head, so I think it's time to ask for help. I had a Tails USB drive, with a LUKS encrypted partition. I accidentally deleted the partition tables in ...
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How to clean up partitions when partition that 'does not start on physical sector boundary' is not listed in gparted?

Currently my disk setup is as follows: sda1: boot sda2: An older Fedora installation sda3: I don't know.. willing to format this. Trying to mount this yields /dev/sda3 is not a valid block device ...
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Can't merge current partition to unallocated space while using Gparted [closed]

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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GParted stuck, details say resize was successful

I'm trying to resize the NTFS partition on an internal hard drive (not a drive that has an operating system installed, just extra storage). The Details say 'successfully resized NTFS on device ...
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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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Problem with re-sizing partition in ubuntu

I formatted whole disk of 320 GB and install ubuntu 14. Now I want to re-size partition to install windows 7. I am using GPART to re-size partition as this question. There is no data in my disk of 320 ...
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Computer recognizes Floppy drive when I don't have one

My computer is acting weird, why is it showing me that there is a Floppy drive even when there isn't one? I wanted to get Gparted Live where I read, it said that if the computer takes too long ...
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Screwed up partitioning, are my old files redtorable?

i recently started looking into ubuntu and wanted to install it on my laptop (lenovo T430s). When i was using the installer it asked me if i wanted to make a "swap partition" or something like that. I ...
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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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Lost ext4 partition table [duplicate]

I have a 2 TB disk which I use for data. Running Ubuntu 14.04 from another physical drive and Windows from a third physical drive. On the 2 TB drive I have (or, had...) one ext4 partition filling out ...
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Flash Drive Partitioning

I have been trying to use a Kingston 16gb flash drive that has worked great up until now It is unformatted but when I try to format it in Gparted, It says that I need to make a new partition table. ...
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Increased partition size of virtualbox installation succesfully; can't address extra space

and thanks in advance for reading. So I installed Ubuntu desktop (version 14.4) on my 64 bits Oracle VirtualBox (version 4.3.20). All fine. I gave it 10 GiB's of space. Also fine. Run it on an i7 and ...