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GParted (GNOME Partition Editor) is a free partition editor for graphically managing disk partitions. It is included in some flavors of Ubuntu by default and is available in repositories.

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How to make use of possible unused partitions?

I don't understand the meaning of disk partition flags. I have installed a fresh Ubuntu OS (Ubuntu 22.04) on a secondary SSD on my system and was wondering what p2 & p3 partitions are and whether ...
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Ubuntu Installer Issue: Cannot Detect Windows Boot Manager

I'm facing an issue with my Ubuntu installer where it cannot detect the Windows Boot Manager. Despite having an NVMe disk detected and showing 476 GB of free space, I'm unable to proceed with the ...
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How to merge two unallocated partitions using Gparted Ubuntu 24.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 24.04. In my system there are two unallocated partitions. My Target is to merge two unallocated partitions and create a single partitions of these two unallocated partitions. ...
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testdisk "unset' all the partitions on my device

I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu, and I was trying to recover data from my Ubuntu Partition, which was lost. So, I followed a tutorial on the internet and used testdisk for the task. I selected only the ...
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How to resize the highlighted partition?

After reducing the size of 230.55 I am trying to add 151.45 to the highlighted partition (92.60GiB). In the image below, I'm logged into Ubuntu, and using Gparted. Can't find how to do this anywhere. ...
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Can’t resize Windows Partition

I am trying to resize Linux and windows partition to give my Linux more space. However, it keeps giving me an error. My Linux partition is separated from the windows by two other partitions, I think a ...
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USB disk converted to iso9660 and unreadable by Gparted

Recently I upgraded from 23.10 to 24.04. Somehow the upgrade converted my external USB 3TB drive to something that Gparted only recognises as "iso9660" and it shows the whole drive as ...
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How to move partitions using GParted in a live environment?

How to move partitions using GParted in a live environment of Ubuntu 23.10? I've been trying to setup a dual boot on a Dell XPS, and after a failed updgrade from 22.04 to 24.04, I'm trying to clean up ...
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Can I move my Boot Partition to the beginning of the drive?

I would like to move my boot partition to the beginning of my drive (The green one in the screenshot. That way I can join my allocated space and move that to the end of the drive? Any help is greatly ...
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Using Gparted on live Ubuntu to change the size of HoloISO partitions results in FEATURE_C12 errors

I'm currently trying to increase the size of the var partition of a HoloISO installation using a live version of Ubuntu by decreasing the size of the home partition. Tring to do so produces this error:...
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Can I decrypt an encrypted USB-HDD using a USB enclosure case, other than the one used for encrypting?

I encrypted an external USB-HDD and it works like a charm, I can decrypt using the password when manually mounting or even automatically decrypt with using the proper settings to do so with using the ...
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I want to expand my root (/) partition on Ubuntu 20.04

The directory is 100% full. Is there any way to do this without using a bootable USB drive? As you can see from the above image of GParted the drive does have some free unallocated space. or ...
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VB Ubuntu says disk full but not

I am running Ubuntu 22.04 via VirtualBox from win11. Recently I had to extend the space allocated for the machine. I did that using gparted util. It was fine for a while but now I am getting warnings ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Live did not find my RAID0

I configured RAID0 on my machine with Auros Z390 mainboard: and was able to use it on Windows 10: I am not sure if it is really possible, but at least I thought that I probably copy my old SATA SSD ...
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Removing Windows and redundant partitions and increasing Ubuntu partition size

I have a dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu system, however, I want to remove the Windows partition since I do not use it. I previously had dual boot and I unfortunately broke it and had to start again with ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 I cannot resize the system partition

I have a filesystem partition where the Ubuntu SO is installed and another one with 393Gb free space, how can I resize the filesystem partition and use the free space? What I did... I started Ubuntu ...
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Cannot resize my disk space in Ubuntu 23.10

I have recently moved to a new system and installed Ubuntu 23.10 as dual boot with Windows. I have copied all my files which were around 15GB and set up all the applications and software that were ...
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Gparted shows Linux filled less than it actually is. How to fix it?

I've had Ubuntu System with the size of 100 GiB. I've made some manipulations for repairing the system and, as a result, my Linux cannot boot, and GParted shows there are only 1 GiB filled on the ...
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SDcard not showing full size in gparted

So I was trying to put an embedded linux image inside an SDcard (32gb) and used the famous 'dd' command... Apparently it failed because now I cant format the disk anymore, in my Disks utility i get ...
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How to unmount read-only file system and resize it. Ubuntu 22.04

I need to resize /dev/nvme0n1p1 partition because it takes almost all memory from my SSD. And also I couldn't make dual boot for Windows as second OS, so I need help. I've tried this commands to ...
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Did i lose my ubuntu? I have no idea what actually happend to all its data

So, I decided to try out ubuntu on a dual boot with windows. The way I did everything was: I shrunk my OS drive in windows disk manager, then using live boot Ubuntu and gparted I made 3 partitions for ...
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Why do Files and Disks applications show different values for free space?

I encountered an issue with my Ubuntu partition's storage. Almost every disk checking app seem to show that its free space is around 29 GB, while Files and any other app shows that its free space is ...
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merge unallocated/free space sections

My system currently has Win11 + Ubuntu 22.04LTS installed, and they dual boot with no problem. They are both installed to the same SSD. I do have a 2nd SSD, but it is only for data storage. I am ...
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Shrinking logical volume on partition to copy VirtualBox VM to new .vdi file

I've created an Ubuntu 22.04 virtual box VM on a Windows 10 host machine. I've allocated 600GB virtual memory size for a dynamically expanding disk in virtual box. When I created this VM I had thought ...
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Merge Unallocated space with Ubuntu, which is before the root partition, and the root partition is an extended partition

i modified this PC to dual boot windows and Ubuntu but windows didn't boot anymore. so how can i merge the free space 776GB to the file system Partition 6 181 gb ext 4 where the Ubuntu OS is, without ...
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I want to extend my root partition using 2 unallocated partitions but one it to the left and other is to the right. How do i do it.?

I want to extend my root partition, using 2 unallocated partitions, but one if present to the left of the root, and another if present in the right. The sequence is : Unall | ROOT | Linux-Swap | Linux-...
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Merging unallocated space to existing partition

Recently was trying to remove Ubuntu from a dual-boot Mac I had, wound up deleting the Ubuntu partition but now the 500GB used for it are just unallocated space according to GParted. I'm running ...
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Best way to recover a partition from my HDD that I lost when my computer shut down while I was expanding the partition from 800GB to 1TB?

I had two partitions, and I deleted the first partition (NTFS) to expand the second and keep only one partition (EXT4). However, while performing this operation in GParted, my computer shut down, and ...
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extend/resize ubuntu partition in dual boot system without external usb/cd drive

I am using a dual boot system(ubuntu22.04+windows11). I wanted to extend the Ubuntu partition size.So first I created some unallocated memory from the ubuntu partition. Now I want to add this ...
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Recovering Ubuntu 22 boot partition with GParted or USB stick

Recently I have formatted a Windows 10 computer to Ubuntu 22, installing from a USB stick. This computer has two storaged disks (a 2 TB HDD and a 256 GB SSD) and I installed Ubuntu on the SSD, ...
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Partitions 3 on /dev/sda have been written, but we have been unable to inform the kernel of the change

So i recently tried to install pheonix os along side Windows 10 and it basically destroyed my partitions for good. So i tried to install Ubuntu and just wipe my drive completely using gparted. I then ...
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apt install gparted failed and it shows dpkg: error

i am about to install gparted and use the command: sudo apt-get install gparted but what i got is : root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install gparted Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to resize a ZFS partition in Ubuntu

How do I resize/shrink a ZFS partition in Ubuntu using gparted? As gparted doesn't support ZFS file system to shrink, so how do I do it?
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/dev/sda file is not showing in bootloader installation

In this image while installation of Ubuntu it's not showing the /dev/sda option which is my actual hard disk and where I have unallocated memory for Ubuntu. In this image I tried GParted in Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Software and apt shows that GParted is installed but I cannot find & run it

The image below shows that GParted is installed but I cannot run it either from terminal or find it in the "Show applications" menu. However I can run parted but I would like it with GUI. I ...
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How to make partition space usable

I have Ubuntu 23.04 on VMware working great. But lately it filled all my disk space. On investigation I found out it is not using my entire allocated space of 128GB. 50% of the space is under unused ...
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How to extend Ubuntu's home partition by taking unallocated space from HDD drive (Dual boot with 1 SSD and 1HDD)

I have Ubuntu 22.04 LTS already installed in my SSD. This SSD also has windows on it. I have around 46gb for the Ubuntu's root partition and 52gb for the home partition. I want to extend the home ...
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How to fix NTFS formatted hardware

I just recovered from an issue here: 22.04 not mounting NTFS flash drive (not "Fast Boot" issue) Many of the answers/comments on this website related to the issue I experienced, had to some ...
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extend root partition

I want to extend the /dev/sda5 by 10Gb. For that I followed some blogs but now I have unallocated space created which I am unable to use to extend the /dev/sda5. From the unallocated space I tried to ...
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Resize linux partition

I need to resize /dev/sda1 partition. When I add free space in proxmox, I cannot resize the partition. $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 475M 0 475M 0% /...
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Reinstalling GRUB after moving partitions on drive

I was resizing my Linux (Ubuntu) partition from LiveCD (USB) with gparted, and so I had moved EFI partition too. Now my EFI partition name is dev/sda2, and file system partition name is dev/sda3, they ...
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GParted unable to read contents of FAT32 file system on micro sd card

GParted unable to read contents of FAT32 file system on micro sd card. I have tried it with brand new 128 GB card as well as previously used 16GB card. I have installed mstools package; dosfstools ...
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Create image from unallocated hdd

I want to create file.img from unallocated hdd to another hdd ( backup the hdd ) to rescue my partitions and files in it . When I dd if=/dev/sda of=dev/sdb/file.img It shows dd: failed to open '/dev/...
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Why Does a Win10 Drive Cloned with DD or GParted Have GRUB?

I have a desktop computer with Windows 10 installed on its sole internal (NVMe) drive. I boot this machine with Ubuntu 22.04, installed on a USB drive. In Ubuntu, I use GParted to copy partitions from ...
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GParted shows hard drive as two drives of equal storage capacity

I'm trying to format my Xbox One S hard drive with GParted. It appears to show two 900GB disks as /dev/sdc and /dev/sdd instead of one 900GB disk, on top of that. /dev/sdc : /dev/sdd : The first ...
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No disk tool lists my old 4 TB spinning HDD. I can't get in contact with it

I've tried to connect it via an esata cable and via USB. It's not listed with fdisk -l. How can i mount it? dmesg | tail -n 100 Doesn't list anything about my large disk. I have just installed ...
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I get a low space warning on my chromebook install can i utilize or extend my root folder for more space? and how so? i have gparted installed

[] I did a full install with a live USB and mrchromebox firmware. I'm not that tech savvy and I know there are very similar questions here and I have read the answers and still need more specific ...
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dd is vastly slower than gparted to copy partitions. How is that possible?

I tried to copy partitions from a 500GB internal M.2 SSD to an external USB3.x enclosure around an M.2 2TB drive. My first attempt used an A to C cable, and the command: dd if=/dev/nvme01p3 of=/dev/...
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how to copy a partition to a new drive and make it bigger

I have a 500GB internal M.2 SSD , and bought a 2TB M.2 SSD with a case so I can load it exernally before replacing the internal drive. The current setup is split into windows and linux partitions. If ...
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New unallocated space goes back to the partition

I'm trying to free some space after an Ext4 partition. Gparted first resizes the partition and shows unallocated space after the partition but after few seconds,the newly unallocated space goes back ...
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