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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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External HDD Permissions

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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1answer
31 views

how to use gparted to partion 2 drives as 1

I have a lenovo t43 and a SATA extra HD drive instead of the CD drive; and I have in it a 250 GB hard drive and in my HD caddy I have a 40 GB hard drive. I would like to use gparted to partition ...
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1answer
422 views

Ubuntu 14.04 not detecting free space

I have a 500GB hard disk. And I currently have a C: drive containing 80GB, a D: containing 280GB, and a system reserved drive with 349MB. I have free space of 104gb approximately which I emptied for ...
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Merge unallocated space to extended partition and create new logical drive

I am new to Ubuntu. I just formatted, and installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. While partitioning, I made a mistake it seems. 20 GB goes unallocated and I am unable to use it. I used Gparted to try to ...
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1answer
96 views

Ubuntu Installer doesn't recognize my partitions

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 along with Win8.1. The problem here is Ubuntu installer does not recognize any of my partitions and shows my whole hdd space as unallocated. That is the case with ...
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108 views

Why do Disk utility and Gparted show different information for the same hdd(s)?

Gparted and Disks utility give me different sizes for my hard drive and its partitions. Is there a reason, for both programs, to list different information or is it an error? GParted & Terminal ...
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321 views

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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1answer
111 views

SSD from Windows drive to external drive under Ubuntu

My SSD Samsung 840 was used as OS drive for a Windows 7 based machine. I want to use it now as external SSD drive under Ubuntu. I formatted it with Gparted to remove recovery partitions of Windows ...
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84 views

Can't copy/move anything to external drive

I bought a LaCie 3TB drive while it was on sale to replace a Seagate 2TB drive and formatted it to ext3. No mater what way I set up the partitions in gparted (3TB/1TB+2TB) I never am able to move ...
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2answers
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Removing a bad sector from an NTFS partition. Badblocks gave me an output. now what?

I used badblocks to scan a partition on my hdd for bad sectors and it gave me the following output ...from what I understand it looks like "one scratch on the hdd" ... anyways I can't partition ...
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1answer
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SMART status - Disk failure is imminent [Reallocated Sector Count Failing]

As the title suggests, I'm in a bit of a pickle. Screenshot of SMART Data: I have installed GParted but I have no idea how to use it. Screenshot of my partitions in GParted: Could someone ...
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2answers
837 views

I just formatted my external hard drive, so why the is used space huge?

I used gparted to format my 1TB external HDD to ext4. I am new to linux and all but after formatting almost 15GiB of space is used. Is this normal? Is this how large the ext4 is? I am going to use ...
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1answer
496 views

Is it possible to set Allocation Unit Size with GParted when formating an external hard drive?

I want to format and set a single partition in an external hard drive with GParted (Ubuntu 12.04) and would like to set the Allocation Unit Size. I don't see any options to do this with GParted. Is ...
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1answer
64 views

Unable to mount Secondary Harddrive

My primary hard drive is a SSD and is boot essential drive. I have a 1.5 TB hard drive (HDD) in my computer which is partitioned: 440 GB for my Ubuntu as ext4. Today when I booted up I got an error. ...
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1answer
1k views

Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't see my 2TB hard drive

I have a small problem. I switched today from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 13.04 on my home PC. I have installed 3 hard drives - 250GB, 500GB and a 2TB. On the 250GB I have installed the system - clean ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
59 views

canceling gparted ( resize ) and a the data disappeared

i have a 1 TB HDD , it was 2 partitions .. the first one was empty and the second one contains 200 GB of data . i tried to resize and extend the second partition to be all the HDD . using the GPARTED ...
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338 views

How do I access Windows 8 Storage Spaces? [closed]

Windows 8 provides "Storage Spaces" in order to give a ZFS-style capability to Windows for redundant storage. By adding drives and issuing a simple command, the user can add more space to the Storage ...
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1answer
552 views

Error creating partition table on NTFS formatted hard drive

I'm having a problem with a friend's old external hard drive. The hard drive (1.5TB WD Caviar Green) isn't detected by any computer regardless of the OS installed. So I disassembled the hard drive ...
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3answers
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Can't Mount External Drive After Reformatting

I just bought a Toshiba Canvio 2TB external hard drive. I then installed GParted, and reformatted the drive to ext4 (following the instructions in part 1 & 2, at this blog). The instructions ...
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4answers
131 views

Want to take several partitions and create one big one in GParted

Basically, I have this mess of partitions and unallocated space on my hard drive, I'd like to take every one except for /dev/sda1 (Windows 7) and create one big partition I can re-install Ubuntu on. ...
0
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1answer
461 views

Repartition HDD to give Ubuntu more space

My Laptop came installed with Windows 7 and 320 GB of hard drive space. A few weeks ago I decided to try Ubuntu for a change, and created a 30GB partition for it. Now, I want to give more space for ...
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1answer
110 views

What are the consequences laptop running out power while GParted is running?

I was fixing my partition with GParted and it seemed to work well. But, my laptop suddenly ran out of power and I didn't realize it, then it turned off while GParted was still running which was at ...
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2answers
655 views

How can I assign space from a logical partition to a primary one (to resize the primary)

I have the following situation: . I want to resize the ntfs partition. Specifically I want to add it 15 GB. What is the best sequence of steps to do? The output from sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda and ...
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1answer
977 views

Why am I unable to do anything with my extended partition?

I have an extended 52-gigs partition that I can't seem to see from Linux, I can't mount it, delete it nor format it. How can I reclaim that drive back, I want the space. I manually installed my ...
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0answers
438 views

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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0answers
256 views

Difficulty mounting Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) on new HDD

To the gentle membership of the Ubuntu Linux Forum: After my laptop passed away a few weeks ago, I made up my mind to build n open source system. So I put together a computer for this purpose. I have ...
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2answers
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Which filesystem should I use?

I recently formatted my drive and now it appears as unallocated space in gparted. I want to use the drive for all my files, steam and game installation, to keep my SSD as empty as possible. What ...
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1answer
432 views

How can i use the unused space in my HDD and restore it back to original form ?? does Gparted tool help?

I installed a couple of Ubuntu versions previously only to be deleted or unused leaving the allocated space they used haunted.Using a tool like GParted how can I merge all those pieces into my ...
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1answer
255 views

Zero bytes on home partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t Ubuntu see any free space? I decided to replace the hard drive on my machine running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS . After using the new hard drive for a few days, I ...
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1answer
380 views

Gparted resize failed, can't restore superblock

I tried to resize my data partition with gparted, from a ubuntu 12.04 live usb. I then accidentally closed my laptop screen, which caused ubuntu to hibernate. After I tried to get it back up, the ...
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2answers
9k views

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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1answer
11k views

Change MBR to GPT on external hard drive with data

Change MBR to GPT on external hard drive with data: I found a way for the internal one here. However the External drive is a Data drive only, I dont't need to care about any bootloaders etc. So 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 ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Help me!! Extract partition table GPT

English is not my native language, so I apologize. I want to remove the partition table from my hard drive /dev/sdb and then put it on my disk /dev/sda, but when running the following command: sudo ...
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348 views

How do I fix up my partitions

I just bought a acer aspire laptop. I wanted to install Ubuntu and dual boot with Windows 7. When i tried to do this, I accidentally deleted my windows partition altogether. I got the recover disks ...
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2answers
5k views

How to partition a Advanced Disk HDD properly using Gparted or similar

I have one of these fancy hard drives that use the "revolutionary" Advanced Disk format. I partitioned my HDD for Ubuntu 11.10 from scratch and checked with Ubuntu's disk utility for errors. However, ...
28
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4answers
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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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2answers
5k views

External HDD shows up in /dev/, but inaccessible via [g]parted

I have an external 80G hard drive, connected with USB. I've used this for multiple things in the past, including running an Ubuntu OS off it (I know, bad idea). In any case, it came unplugged while I ...
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1answer
673 views

Increasing ubuntu partition space

I have a laptop configured with dual boot (Ubuntu and win7). Partition in which Ubuntu in installed is running out of space(alloted only 15 GB space earlier).I want to use one of my empty partition ...