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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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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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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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How do I repartition with GParted? [duplicate]

I wanted to create more space for Ubuntu on my hard disk in favor of my Windows partition. I booted the livecd and resized the NTFS partition to 100 GB. Then I wanted to resize my Ubuntu (ext4) ...
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How do I resize my current ubuntu partition? [duplicate]

I've got Ubuntu 10.10 installed to use my whole hard-disk, but would like to use the 130GB of free space I've got to create a new partition and do some development on Unity and Natty. Can I use ...
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Can't boot into Windows 7 EFI GPT after recovery operation

My question, or rather issue, is in the extent of this previous case in which I wanted to grow my Linux (ext4) partition. The partition /dev/sda6 was in the way of doing this and since it contained ...
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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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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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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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How to mount partition permanently?

I am using Ubuntu Minimal + LXDE. I am wondering how can I auto-mount a partition (internal) on boot automatically. Currently I do something like mount /dev/sda3 /works But I want it to be ...
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How to resize the root partition using GParted [closed]

I'm new to GParted. I have to resize a partition that contains root file system which is full. Previously I had Windows installed in my system. I use a 250GB hard drive and was divided into 3 drives ...
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How do I check whether I am using LVM?

I installed Ubuntu by choosing the option "Something else" at the step called "Allocate drive space" of the installer. Then I created my own partition table. Now that Ubuntu is installed, can I check ...
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GParted wont resize extended partitions

I have dual booted windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have decided that I need more space on my Ubuntu partition. I used gparted on a Live CD to shrink my Windows 7 partition (/dev/sda3) but when i ...
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How can I increase a partition's size?

On my laptop I have Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 in dual boot mode. I made a partition of 30 GB for Ubuntu but now it's too small and I want to increase this disk size from 32 GB to 100 GB. This is ...
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Need to move my swap partition to let my root partition grow. How?

I have a Virtual Box Ubuntu guest and i need to have more space on my disk (actually it's 8 gb). I have already increased the space allocated for the VDI to 16 gb. Now with GParted Live i'm trying ...
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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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ext4 partition size / free space discrepancies

While creating a 250GiB backup partition for my data, I have noticed lots of discrepancies between reported partition size and free space in Nautilus, gParted, df, tune2fs, etc. At first I thought it ...
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How can I resize NTFS partition in GParted?

My family PC has Windows Vista and lately it has became unusable, having strange errors and taking hours to do anything at all, so I'm installing Ubuntu 11.10 alongside it. I went into GParted to ...
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How can I expand a partition into non adjacent free space using GParted?

My dual-boot machine has partitions as follows: sda1 50 GB NTFS sda2 15 GB unallocated sda3 20 GB ext3 sda4 20 GB ext4 I would like to allocate the unused space on sda2 to my Ubuntu partition on ...
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How to shrink Ubuntu LVM logical and physical volumes?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 as the only OS on my system. I told Ubuntu to overwrite everything as I was in a hurry, hence I only have the two partitions Ubuntu creates, the Boot Partition of a ...
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Swap not being detected on 14.04 LTS

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. When I opened my resource monitor, I noticed my swap was not detected. I installed Gparted, opened the program and started to look at my file tree. I noticed that my ...
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How to format a 4k sector hard drive?

I bought a Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB hard drive. It was sold inside an enclosure. I formatted to ext4, copied some data to it and then I removed it from the enclosure and connected it directly to the ...
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Shrinking file system taking a lot of time,Normal?

I'm using GParted to shrink the partition on my 500 GB external hard drive to a 220 GB partition. It contains about 210 GB of data. I'm shrinking it to convert FAT32 to EXT2. It has been almost an ...
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How do I restore a swap partition I accidentally deleted?

I accidentally deleted my swap partition via gparted. (I'm still logged in the system so restoring should be easier) Can someone help me please? I'm not sure how to configure it because the Ubuntu ...
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how to modify size of swap with a lvm partition?

I'm trying to add/modify a swap partition on my LVM-formatted hard disk by using GParted from a LiveCD. I only see one big partition taking up the whole disk. Is there a hidden swap? Does an ...
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Is it safe to resize root partition?

My HDD is partitioned into two equal sized partitions. First is being used for Windows and Second for Ubuntu. Everything is working fine. But now I want to remove Windows and use the disk completely ...
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Is GParted a good tool for resizing an NTFS partition?

I have a dual-boot setup with Ubuntu and Windows Vista. I need to shrink the partition that Vista is installed on. (It's an NTFS partition.) I tried using Vista's own disk manager, but it didn't work. ...
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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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Gparted: creating a new logical partition

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7 on my computer. I would create a new logical partition, and when I run sudo fdisk -l I get: Dispositivo Boot Start End Blocks Id ...
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Increase the /home partition without losing the data

I have a 320 GB harddrive with three partitions / , /home and swap. What I want to do is change the size of swap which now is 8 GB to 5 GB and append that 3 GB to my /home partition. I have searched ...
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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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Unallocated space, how to resize /home partition?

I removed my Windows OS and now I want to resize my /home partition with that unallocated space. The main problem is that the free space is not under my sda4. How to move it there and then resize my ...
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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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Recovering Grub [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? Are there some resources that could help me recover from Grub2 problems? I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 on my hard disk. I had Grub2 as ...
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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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Why can't I create a partition table on my USB flash drive using GParted?

I have a blank USB flash drive I want to put a new filesystem on. If I try adding a new partition it complains "No partition table found on device /dev/sdc". Creating a msdos partition table seems to ...
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Increase Ubuntu partition size under virtual machine

I use MacBook with Mac OS X 10.9.1. I have installed VMWare Fusion 6.0.2, under which Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been installed as virtual machine. Now I need to increase the size of the disk of Ubuntu. ...
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What is the safest way to remove a swap partition?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a 64-bit HP laptop with a 16 GB flash drive. I do not have a working hard drive right now. When I installed Ubuntu, I created a 2 GB swap partition on sdb1. I have since ...
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ext4 jbd2 journaling active even on empty filesystem

I have been having several issues with my ext4 file-systems that seem to be due to jbd2 journaling. I made a related post here and am rephrasing it with the hope that someone may be able to help. For ...
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How to resize Ubuntu & Windows partitions? [duplicate]

I've set my grandson's laptop to be able to dual boot (Vista and Ubuntu). I'd like to give as much space as possible to Ubuntu as Windows isn't used much. I'm pretty noob to Linux and have no real ...
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GParted merge unallocated space to ext4 partition

Here I want to merge unallocated space to ext4 partition. But during running in Ubuntu it is not allowed. Am I right? It has key picture. I must do that Ubuntu DVD booting from it and selecting try ...
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Read-only filesystem

I've resized a partition (ext4) from a Live CD with GParted, and after reboot it says that the file system is read-only. I've rebooted again from the CD and checked it with GParted with no errors. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a F2FS partition

How can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on a F2FS partition? I created the partition with Gparted but during the installation the Ubuntu installer could not recognize the filesystem on the partition. I heard ...
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How can I get rid of 1mb of unallocated space at the end of this table? (Gparted - see screenshot)

I can't seem to find a way to extend or move this 1mb, but it's really bugging me.
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Copying root partition and /home to a new larger hard drive

I am getting a larger hard drive and would like to copy root directory to it. The partition for root is 20G. I would like to make it larger on the new drive. I also would like to copy /home to a ...
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How do I resize root partition?

I have a dual boot setup with Ubuntu and Windows 7. I need to shrink my root Ubuntu volume in order to get some free space to create a new partition. Are there any Windows based tools that will do ...
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Is it safe to resize home and root partition

I'd like to shrink my root partition as it is 20gb and I only use 5-6 gb. I was going to shrink it with gparted and use the free space for my home partition (root and home partitions are sda6 and sda7 ...
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How do I fix the Gparted message : Error while reading block at sector xxx?

When I tried to move one of my partitions, I got some error messages. Here are some extracts: Move /dev/sda7 to the left 00:05:09 ( ERROR ) (...) check file system on /dev/sda7 for errors and ...
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How to open Gparted terminal?

I read this doc of gparted to recover from booting issues when a partition is moved. To test the command grub on gparted terminal, I want to open the terminal but not finding a way from my Ubuntu ...
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How to get rid of a zero-size invisible partition left after deleting Windows boot partition

Computers sold with pre-installed Windows 7 have a small "System Reserved" boot partition at the beginning of the disk which is not really necessary as Windows can boot alone or alongside Ubuntu ...