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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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File operations not permitted on ntfs file system on Thoshiba 1TB external hard disk in Ubuntu 11.10

Recently I buy a Thoshiba external hard disk. And I make a NTFS partition. Now it is read only mode in Ubuntu 11.10. Now I can't able to copy from my system / create folder in HDD. But copying from ...
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Boot hangs after I have moved home partition

I have a Dell Inspiron with pre-installed Ubuntu 11.10. It has a huge root partition without swap, home etc. I have decided to repartition the system. Since I did not want to delete dellutility and os ...
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Can't find my Ubuntu partition after laptop crashed

My laptop crashed last week and as a first step, I reinstalled the hatefulness that is Windows 7. Now I can't see my Ubuntu partition but when I try to install the new version of Ubuntu, I get a ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 running in windows 7 (wubi) AND on a separate partition

I am in a very strange situation and need some help: I installed Ubuntu 11.10 through Wubi a while back so that I can use it alongside Windows 7. I was running out of space on my disk when trying to ...
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How to enlarge ubuntu partition

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 recently by making a 5.6GB partition from the Ubiquity installer. I wanted to upgrade to 12.04, so I opened the Update Manager and clicked on 'Update Packages' (I was ...
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Ubuntu partition won't display on screen

I installed ggobi on my MacBook Pro, and it wasn't working right. I looked up some information, and found this site: Gtk Warning: Cannot open display I followed the vague instructions, but I think I ...
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Fewest steps to partition a post-install added harddisk?

I have added 1 TB harddisk my system already has Ubuntu 11.10 on another drive, and I need a quick partitioning of the 1Tb HDD from linux: an 150 Gb partition the rest just free. How can I do that ...
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How do I expand the /boot partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make space in /boot/? I want to extend my /boot partition. df -h (output): Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 581G ...
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How do I know which partitions belong to Linux, and which belongs to windows?

Okay, so I want to re-install Ubuntu, but in order to do so I'm being told to delete my previous Linux partitions. However, I can't tell which one's to delete. The only one I know for sure is the ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 don't see partition

How can I see my other partition. Everything was fine and suddenlny my other partition dissapired. I booted windows and windows can see it but Ubuntu can't. I started Gparted and Gparted could't see ...
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How to repartition an EC2 micro instance under ubuntu 10.10? [closed]

I want to create an instance to run a webserver under EC2 using ubuntu 10.10. That's actually quite easy, but what I'd want to change how that virtual disk partitioning is made. Using the wizard they ...
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How to switch out a backtrack distro? (Multiple Ideas)

Got myself in a little over my head in partitions. Currently I have an ubuntu 11.10 distro and a backtrack distro on my hard drive. I can't run Diablo 3 on a virtual box successfully, so I made a ...
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Windows disk's partition(s) are misaligned: Can't mount

I have installed windows on a 500GiB Seagate SATA Disk, (on a new EFI computer) and once windows was all setup, I plugged my Ubuntu (11.10 x64) HDD in and booted it. All works fine, apart from when I ...
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(11.10) Install Windows on Logical/Extended Partition — Dual-Boot

I have 3 Primary/Basic partitions: sda1. Ubuntu 11.10 root drive (40G) sda2. FreeBSD root (20G) sda3. Windows XP root drive(4G) I have a Logical/Extended Partition sda4 of 234GB, divided into 5 disks ...
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How to reset all NTFS partitions back to default(Read/Write) state?

I can't copy any file or folder to my NTFS partitions, but i can copy from them to my home. I think that all of them has been changed to read only state after i make changes in some partitions using ...
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Can I use dd to verify unpartitioned disk surface?

The thing is, I bought a laptop and after 6 days of HDD uptime, the SMART reports "449 reallocated sectors" already. With number slowly, but constantly climbing. My HD is 320GB in size, with only ...
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I would like to change the size of my partitions (increase Windows 7 by approx 50gb)

So I have installed 11.10 alongside windows7, and I didn't realise that I needed more than I allocated for Windows 7 to back up my iPod. Is there a simple way to do this? I tried to reinstall, but it ...
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Steps to take before resizing partition to prevent damaging data

I use Ubuntu 11.10 and have three partitions, one ext4 for the root directory, one ext4 for the /home and one for swap. I need to release disk space so I can increase swap space, and create a new ...
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How to migrate Wubi install to a new partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? Sorry if this has being asked before. I have 2 partitions one is my Windows install the other is blank. I installed ...
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Remove windows XP after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to uninstall Windows? OK, I am kind of illiterate when it comes to computers. I have a Gateway 6018GZ laptop which I loaded Ubuntu 11.10 on....It has 2 partitions; ...
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Where did my data partition go? [closed]

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 and making an additional partition for my documents I find that space reserved for said documents is gone. Does not appear anywhere and after several tries all I got in ...
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Ubuntu installation issues, I've seemingly lost 65GB of hard disk space

Sorry for the long read but I tried to be detailed: Just tonight I went through the steps outlined at the Ubuntu download page, meaning I downloaded the Ubuntu 11.10 ISO and used pendrivelinux in ...
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Can you make a bootable recovery partition for Ubuntu?

Okay, there's tons of questions about recovery partitions, but most, if not all pertain to Windows. My question is, "Can you make a bootable recovery partition FOR Ubuntu?" I'm soon going to put ...
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how do i shrink and divide the ubuntu partition after installing it alongside windows XP?

i wanted to shrink the partition of my ubuntu to 20gb after i used the "install alongside windows" option and divided my HD into 2 partitions: (WINOS-60gb, ubuntu-100gb) my goal is to split HD into 3 ...
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How do you get install alonside Ubuntu option during the installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No option to install alongside Windows 7 During the graphical installation I get only two options in the allocate disk space page, i) erase disk and install Ubuntu ii) ...
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How do I install Windows 7 alongside a pre-existing Ubuntu installation?

I purchased a PC six months ago for work related tasks. I do 95% of my work on Ubuntu (web development). Now, I want to install Windows on another partition to play a few games on my relax time. Which ...
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battery backup issues on acer timeline 3830tg

I recently bought Acer timeline 3830tg for my studies and installed ubuntu 11.10 and currently using gnome-shell. I also have changed by graphics mode from hybrid to integrated mode to increase ...
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Is it possible to use an Ubuntu Live CD and run GParted to partition a my HDD (including the partition that is usually mounted on a given system)?

I'm encountering a problem with my HDD's partitions and can't resize it. I've described my problem and my system here: GParted 0.3 encounters problem with file system and won't resize partition. ...
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Remove partition from devices

I want to remove my windows and recovery partition from under the devices so that no one accidentally edits them. I'm using ubuntu 11.10.
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delete old swap partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to delete a second swap partition safely? I had this old swap partition then I deleted my old Ubuntu partition and then installed Ubuntu 11.10 but it made another ...
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How to solve my partition table?

I have an issue, not necessarily a problem. I have a disk, which had Ubuntu 11.04, a swap, a big NTFS and some free space. When 11.10 came out, I did a fresh install and recently I've deleted the ...
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Remove Ubuntu 11.04 partitions

I used to have Ubuntu 11.04. When 11.10 came out, I've made a fresh install, so I ended up with 2 Ubuntu's and one Win7 (on 2 disks); I haven't realized that I could have pointed my 11.10 to the same ...
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Windows 7 partition not detected during installation

I just downloaded Ubuntu 11.10. When trying to install it, surprisingly I saw that it didn't detect my Windows 7 HP SP1. I have this windows pre-installed on my net-book. can anyone help me with ...
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Migrating wubi to a real partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? I have three partitions, /dev/sda1 File System: NTFS Mount Point: /media/System Reserved Size: 100 MiB Free: 42.88 MiB ...
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Installer doesn't detect existing partition table/windows 7 partition

I am having this issue with 11.10 . Ubiquity doesn't detect the existing windows 7 partition and when I choose to manually partition the disk, I can't see any partition there. When I log into the live ...
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How to go between partitions in terminal

A very basic query which requires your kind guidance. If I am at command prompt in either DOS or Windows, I would use, (if I am in C: drive) d: to go to drive D. What is the equivalent in Ubuntu ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu after fresh installation

In my laptop (Lenovo Ideapad v570), which came with 750GB HDD with 4 NTFS primary partitions I installed ubuntu by following these steps The 4 partions were, 1.(650GB)Windows7 2. (30GB) ...
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Installer don't detect any partition on drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't use a particular partition for Ubuntu installation I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 x64 on my system (MSI P67A-C43 B.3) and a Western Digital 1,5TB SATA2 ...
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Agonizingly long install?

How long is the install supposed to take usually? I was stuck at partitioning the drive (1TB) for over 2 hours and now I'm stuck at creating the ext4 file system; it's been that way for over 30 ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu?

How do I format drive and unistall Ubuntu 11.10? I wanted a dual boot and was given an option to overwrite Windows XP partition and said yes. Format options don't work. I tried a few dos prompts ...
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Remove Windows Vista Partition So Ubuntu Fills Entire Hard Drive? [duplicate]

I created a partition for Ubuntu so I could dual-boot Windows Vista with it. However, Windows is no longer necessary and I want Ubuntu to take up the entire hard drive. I was wondering how to safely ...
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1answer
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Installation doesn't detect existing partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 in a dual boot with my existing Windows 7 but the installer does not detect any existing partitions. I have tried resetting my BCD using EasyBCD and doing fixmbr ...
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How do I mount the documents folder on a different partition?

I'm new to unity and trying to harmonize my dual boot between windows and ubuntu by setting the documents, pictures, videos, etc folders onto a storage partition, instead of in the home folder. I ...
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Why does the installer view my partitioned hard drive as one non-partitioned disk?

I try to install 11.10 on my Asus U30JC laptop. I have 3 partitions. 2 for windows and another Ext3 partition for Ubuntu. I try to install Ubuntu with my USB flash memory. The problem is when you ...
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Ext4 disk partitions are not visible

I'm a new user of the Linux environment. I have just have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my system and I'm unable to see the disk partition in which I have installed the OS. Size of the main disk is 100 ...
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Can not login after fresh install, how to debug?

Today, after a fresh install, I can't seem to login with my user account. The Guest account allows me to login, but not my usual account (the one set during install). My account name was used in the ...
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Partition Flash Drive?

I want to partition a USB flash drive so that two gigabytes is reserved for ubuntu and persistence, and the other two is for my files. I used gparted to create two fat32 partitions on the flash drive. ...
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Deciding Partitions and Sizes on Ubuntu 11.10 (dual-boot Windows 7)

I need some advice for a dual boot configuration Windows 7 - Linux Ubuntu 11.10 Specifications: 2.7 GHz AMD Athlon 7750, 3 GB RAM, 1000 GB HDD: 100 Gb allocated to Windows 7 (I use large number of ...
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How can I browse my Windows partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to transfer files from Windows 7 to Linux Ubuntu? I'd like to get some files from my Windows partition, but I can't find it. Do I need an application to do this, ...