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This is the problem I'm facing. Can any one suggest a solution

Error setting partition type after formatting: Error setting partition flags on /dev/sda2: Error spawning command-line `sgdisk --typecode 2:"ebd0a0a2-b9e5-4433-87c0-68b6b72699c7" "/dev/sda"': Failed to execute child process "sgdisk" (No such file or directory) (g-exec-error-quark, 8) (udisks-error-quark, 0)

How to fix this ?

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  • what did you try to format ubuntu? Dec 20 '13 at 7:37
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Try this:

sudo apt-get install gdisk

This works because, while the error message the OP cited says a number of things, the key part is:

Failed to execute child process "sgdisk" (No such file or directory)

So, assuming the issue is that sgdisk is not installed, it can be installed via the gdisk package. It worked for me.

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  • Can you explain the repository you are asking the OP to install? Mar 22 '14 at 21:25
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    The error message the OP cited says a number of things, but this is the key part: Failed to execute child process "sgdisk" (No such file or directory) So, assuming the issue is that sgdisk is not installed, it can be installed via the gdisk package. It worked for me.
    – Tom Lianza
    Mar 23 '14 at 0:16
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Try this command, it worked for me:

sudo apt-get install cryptsetup

By default cryptsetup is not installed during Ubuntu installation, and that package is required to open encrypted partitions.

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    Why did it worked? Can you state the reason why installing cryptsetup would work in this situation? Sep 17 '17 at 8:56
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If you are using Ubuntu on the hard disk, then it can cause many problems (because the disk is in use I suppose).

I would recommend using a Live CD/USB in this case. And the program that I often use is GParted.

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