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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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How to extend an NTFS partition

I have a Linux and a Windows partition and want to extend the windows one. I already decreased the size of the linux partition via gparted, the problem is that the unused space is on the end of the ...
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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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How to use badblocks to scan a certain /dev/sdX to deal with bad sectors

I need to do partitioning to an NTFS drive that gparted said it has bad sectors. (Here's my question: I need help with increasing the size of the file-system partition. Partitioning-o-phobia! ) ...
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Is a block size of 4 MiB on a partition of 99.06 GiB too big?

Its a new laptop I'm using, and currently installing Ubuntu 13.10 I am having to move 3 NTFS partitions to right, grow two of them to 99 GiB, and shrink one of them to 55.46 GiB. So to do this ...
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How do I mount another NTFS partition of an external hard drive running Ubuntu?

I have an external hard drive with the following partitions. I am running Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) on the same ext. hard drive and am unable to mount the NTFS partition on this drive. Could ...
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Unable to mount windows partition after resize [duplicate]

So what happened is I was creating a partition on my HDD (main one, no external ones) that could be accessed from both Windows and Ubuntu, one I could store files I would use on both in. I had empty ...
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Repair NTFS without Windows? [duplicate]

My machine only has Ubuntu installed (13.04) but one data drive is NTFS (because I didn't realize that the disk was NTFS formatted when I started using it). I now used Gparted to reduce the partition ...
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gparted freeze during NTFS partition resize

As mentioned in the title, Gparted froze whilst in the middle of shifting an NTFS partition to the left and increasing it in size to fill the disk space to its right. The last operation it was ...
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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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How would I format a USB drive to be accessible in Windows and OSX?

Something with my installation of Windows has gone seriously wrong, so I was looking to reinstall Windows 7. However, since I don't have an optical drive on my machine, I was attempting to make a ...
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What to do when GParted tells me: ERROR: NTFS is inconsistent?

I bought a Seagate Expansion 1TB Drive few month's ago. It was working smooth until 3 to 4 days ago, when this problem struck me. I plugged it to my laptop in Windows 7 (I have Dual Boot, Ubuntu ...
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How to use Gparted on empty external drive

I would like to install Ubuntu onto my external hard drive. It is now empty (I guess). I ran my laptop from LiveUSB and I ran GParted to create root, swap and home section on my disk but the problem ...
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1answer
247 views

Will converting my first partition to EXT4 make me lose boot info?

I recently switched from Windows to Lubuntu as my sole OS. My filesystem now has a NTFS partition with all my data (which I now would like to convert to EXT4), a EXT4 partition with Lubuntu on it and ...
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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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GParted 'NTFS signature missing' when creating new swap partition [closed]

I followed the instructions in this thread to create a new swap partition post-installation. My /var/tmp/fstab file currently has the following in it: /host/ubuntu/disks/swap.disk none swap ...
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full internal harddrive converted to ext4 file system..what to do install windows back again ?? plz help

hi i m a complete newbie at linux...i had a windows 7 installed in my laptop nd drive partitioned..i installed it formatting the drive as it didnt detect i had windows 7 too already...neverthlss it ...
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Problems with disk partitions?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Windows. Now I want to resize my Home Drive(i.e. /dev/sda7). When I try to move my NTFS partitions GParted(ver: 0.11.0) says that "Can't have overlapping partitions". ...
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1answer
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Gparted partition resize gone wrong - failed to read last sector

I have tried to resize (shrink) my NTFS partition so that I will be able to get more space for my ext4 Ubuntu's (12.04 64 bit) partition but after the partition has been resized I am unable to mount ...
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1answer
635 views

Why does gparted start ntfsresize without asking?

I just started gparted while one of my external hard drives is connected to my computer. Scanning for partitions as usual gparted starts hanging at /dev/sdg and I can hear that there is a lot of disk ...
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Can't shrink Windows Boot NTFS disk: ERROR(5): Could not map attribute 0x80 in inode, Input/output error

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, all updates current as of 7/3/2012 gksudo gparted Shrink /dev/sda2 from 367GB to 307GB GParted 0.11.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Shrink /dev/sda2 from 367.00 GiB to ...
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Resize/Create a New Partition in GParted

So I've been having some trouble recently with Ubuntu and decided it was time to switch to windows. But I have no ntfs partitions on my hard disk and GParted will not let me resize my one large ...
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NTFS file system has become read only after running Gparted

I installed Gparted and all my ntfs file systems have become read-only.I tried the solution given here How to change permissions to the other drives in a hard disk?, using pysdm, but I'm unable to ...
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Why can't I mount this partition? [closed]

I have two hard disks (80 Giga ide and 500 Giga sata) and i installed Ubuntu 11.10 in hard disk 80 giga and give for him 20 gigabyte after that he saw all partition in two hard drivers until one I see ...
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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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Windows XP can't access NTFS partitions created with gparted

First, I know this may be just an issue with Windows, but I guess people on the Ubuntu/Linux side may know this kind of issue better. I just did a full system reinstall with new partitioning. I first ...
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2answers
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Shrink NTFS Windows 7 Partition with GParted [duplicate]

I am running a dual-boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10. Initially I allocated about 20GB for my Ubuntu partition; however, I quickly ran out of that space and am now looking to expand my ...
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2answers
2k views

How do I access an NTFS storage partition?

I upgraded to 11.4 beta (absolutely fantastic) on Asus EEE pc 1005ha. I have a NTFS storage parition (/dev/sda4) visible by gparted. However, I cannot access it via Ubuntu. Any tips or ideas?
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Ubuntu and Windows together

I have Ubuntu and Windows installed together. I want to reinstall Ubuntu but I need to add some space from Windows D: disk. Is there any chance in losing data and if not please give me instructions. ...
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Purging unused Ubuntu partition

I installed Ubuntu, on my work PC, a couple a years ago(2007?) on a separate partition. Typical setup that comes with the installation CD. The primary partition has WinXP. Due to new policies (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: ...