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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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Ubuntu/Gparted won't show all my hard drive capacity

My Asus Laptop's main, internal hard drive has a total 621.4 GB of space, however, Gparted is only showing a total of 332.06 GB of total data space among my partitions. Its pretty much telling me ...
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How to create two partitions with exactly the same size?

I created two partitions using the following commands. parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1 50001 parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1948001 1998001 Each partition should have 50001 ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 gparted in loop searching a HD

I just updated my Ubuntu to 13.10. When I start gparted it searches all partitions of /dev/sda, then begins to search /dev/sdb, but never finishes... The interface continues completelly disabled... ...
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GParted Won't Format FAT32 Partition

I get this error when attempting to create a FAT32 partition with GParted: mkdosfs: failed whilst writing FAT I've tried creating a new partition table first, wiping the drive (with 0's), and ...
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File system doesn't have expected sizes for Windows to like it

I'm trying to copy my partitions to another hard disk so that I can break the RAID 0 that my laptop came with. I'm using gparted. There's a 40mb partition in the beginning of the hard disk (raid ...
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Gparted Partition editor not working

I had Windows and installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows. I want to allocate suitable disk space to Ubuntu. I installed the Gparted Parition Editor from the Software Center. My problem is: It ...
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Can't have overlapping partitions

I have a machine running ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 on dual boot. I created a ntfs partition to do easy switching but as there were only 4 partition possible, I unknowingly deleted system reserved ...
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Google Chrome causing file system to mount as read only

So disclaimer, I am using Lubuntu 12.04 but I'm almost certain it shouldn't make any difference. Earlier this week I resized my lubuntu partition on my harddrive with GParted to be 25 GBs smaller, ...
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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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How can I rollback my GParted version?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 with GParted 0.18. However, it seems to be inferior to previous iterations of it because it crashes every single time I try to resize a FAT32 partition or when I create a new ...
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Does resizing / and /home keep the system as previous?

Referring from this question: increase-size-of-and-home, I want to know that if i follow the process in the solution will it affect my system? Currently my system looks like this, I want only to ...
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GParted after upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 12.04 LTS (WinXP on same HDD)

I have been rnning Ubuntu 12.04LTS and WinXP on one disk (grub booting), no probs. Today I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and since the the gparted doesn't start (via "sudo gparted"): the window opens ...
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Recover windows partition after trying guymager

I was trying to learn Ubuntu and the utilities it usually offers (unlike Windows), and I decided to give guymager a try to check on a usb kingston drive I have. When trying it, I decided to use the ...
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Gparted and installed don't see partitions after boot-repair

I'm trying to fix my friend's computer after it got borked by a power surge. It can boot fine from USB, but if you boot the disk, it makes it to grub and then fails no matter which you select. He had ...
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Ubuntu partition “unallocated” and Win7 BSODs

I've successfully used Boot Repair to get out of booting binds in the past, but this time I'm stuck and was directed by Boot Repair to share the following web address in a trusted forum such as this: ...
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How do I fix a resized to bigger space Gparted partition to show my data?

OK so I recently got a hard drive and have been using it alot lately. I was trying to re-size it (with data on it) to take up the free space I had just made by deleting some partitions with a bunch of ...
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Why can't I adjust partition size precisely with parted (KDE Partition Manager)?

Context: I want to clone my Kubuntu 12.04 (the Pustulated Priapulid) installation from one logical volume to another, prior to doing a dist-upgrade to 14.04 (the Teratogenic Tardigrade) on the ...
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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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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 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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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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Fix write-protected(read-only) filesystem

I made bootable usb drive , then USB drive was write protected. I used followng command hrirks@hrirks-MS-7592:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Cannot format micro sd card

I apparently did something wrong while trying to format my micro sd card 8 GB. I have used it for one and a half year in my old phone without any problems and now I wanted to format it to use in my ...
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Disk '/dev/sdb' doesn't contain a valid partition table

I have installed Ubuntu on the USB stick and afterwards tried to clean up the disc to install another version of Ubuntu. I was not able to do it (even when tried to delete files by using sudo -rm), ...
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Corrupt NTFS partition's MFT – Which tool is right? What tool to fix?

I used Avira Rescue Disk (Ubuntu 12.04) to access a broken NTFS boot partition. Windows 7 fails to mount it: it displays a bluescreen ("UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME") and restarts immediately. With the ...
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External USB Drive read-only cannot change to read & write

Recently I bought a FOXCONN AT-5250 barebones computer that I loaded with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the purpose of using it as a Plex Media Server computer. After I got Plex up and running it worked great ...
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How to resize an encrypted LLVM volume and configure it to install another Linux distribution alongside Ubuntu?

I chose to install Ubuntu with a fully encrypted disk, using LLVM. How can I resize my partition so that I can install a new Linux version alongside Ubuntu? Here's my current gparted status, this is ...
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Will I lose my data is I “write MBR partition table to disk and exit” in Gparted?

I've never used Ubuntu before and I'm trying to install it. Apparently Ubuntu thinks I don't have Windows 7 installed, so I don't have the option to install it alongside Windows. I found a tutorial ...
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Move bios_grub Partition to Assign Unallocated Space

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside OSX and now I want to assign more space to the Ubuntu partition. I booted from a live CD and used gparted but I encountered the following problem : Between ...
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How to resize Lubuntu partition

I did read about resizing partition with gparted but it doesn't work for me... I have Windowns 7 on a primary partition and lubuntu on extended, I mean on extended I have 'root' partion and 'swap'. ...
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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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Data Recovery from a MicroSD in Ubuntu

I have a microSD card that was in a camera that got hit by a rally car... I'd like to recover the videos that are on the card, but I'm not having much luck. I've tried mount it using an external ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Win7 64-bit: /dev/sda contains GPT signature

I have 2 options in BIOS Legacy Support (enable/disable). Its a recently purchased laptop and has the UEFI option. I enabled Legacy Support and installed Win7 64-bit successfully. Then I booted ...
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Recommended dual boot partitioning for Asus N56VM s4089V Windows 7 64bit

Being brand new to this, although I've done alot of research, I would like confirmation that what I want to do is achievable with the current disk partition I have on my laptop. Current set up via ...
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GParted doesn't work in 12.04 Live cd

Here is the output from fdisk runing from 12.04 Live: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 ...
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Problem with resized partition

I have Ubuntu 12.10. I resized my sda5 from about 71GB to 43GB using gparted, I didn't get any errors. After restarting my computer, sda5 is gone both from Ubuntu and Windows (it was D: partition) and ...
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Formatting HDD and USB-stick results in broken “unknown” file system

I am trying to format a new hard disk (and a USB-stick) using GParted. After successfully formatting the drive (to ext2, ext4, ntfs, fat16, whatever), GParted tries to reload the partition data and ...
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Filesystem locks up (read-only) after HDD -> SSD clone, no sudo access, no applications

I recently cloned my old HDD to a new smaller SSD and something must have gone wrong. Windows 7 works absolutely fine, but Ubuntu 12.04 has issues - at first, it works normally, but after only a ...
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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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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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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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How to edit a boot Partition

I am trying to install Fedora alongside Ubuntu and it won't let be edit the partition that Ubuntu is on, so I can't put Fedora on it, is there a way to get around that?
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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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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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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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How to recover a GPT after wrong zpool creation?

I run zpool create /dev/sda instead of zpool create /dev/sdaX. The command failed after ~2 seconds with an error I can't reconstruct or remember. I guess if I had sent SIGINT to zpool it would have ...
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Error while partitioning hard disk due to problem in writing out superblocks

While installing Ubuntu, I got an error as follows : The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 Then I tried partitioning the hard disk with gparted by removing all the partitions and ...
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Can not create new partition

This is my problem: I can't use GParted Partition Editor to create a new partition or resize/move. I cant do anything with that drive. I want to create a new partition to install windows 8.1. I ...
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trouble accessing USB boot up screen

Recently i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and enjoying it. I decided to remove windows 8 because i no longer needed it and absolutely disgusted by it. I want to install another OS back on to my PC so i ...