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Questions tagged [gparted]

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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/home partition doesn't seem to be mounted in Ubuntu 18.04

After some difficulties dualbooting Ubuntu 18.04 with Windows 10, I've noticed that my /home partition isn't mounted. How would I go about mounting it. I though about using the built in Disks program, ...
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Fsck error after shrinking ext4 partition

Using Gparted on a live Ubuntu flash drive, I shrank the SSD partition on which my Ubuntu 18.10 installation sits. I did not move it to the right, just shrank it, leaving unused space to the right. It ...
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Partition remains as read only

I just switched from Windows over to Ubuntu 18.04 and I am trying to get my internal drives set up. I have one SSD that has the os on it and a second larger SSD that I am trying to format. To start ...
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Gparted very slow at moving ~100GB to the right on SSD [duplicate]

Could you, please, explain me why it takes so long for Gparted to move my ~107GB partition to the right? (Photo: 1) The drive is a Samsung 850 EVO SSD and I'm running this off a Ubuntu 18.10 LIVE USB. ...
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How do I increase the partition size of my ubuntu 18.04 via gparted [duplicate]

Here's the screenshot of my gparted window, I want to increase the size of my ubuntu partition (60.41 GB) using the unallocated size. How do I achieve this? I have dual boot with Windows 10. If ...
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Unable to create partition on a free space (The location xxxxxxxxx is outside of the device /dev/sdb)

I have an unusual stuff here. I have plugged in my USB which is 8G of storage. And the gnome-disks utility can see that there are free space as shown bellow: But when I try to create a FAT32/NTFS ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Safely remove/change a specific partition and allocate free space to root

I have a dual boot setup. On the original disk I have Windows installed (on a uefi setup) ... and on a second drive ubuntu. It all works fine. Yet, when I installed ubuntu on the second drive ... I ...
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Unable to resize the partition because the disk was locked in Ubuntu 18.X [duplicate]

I tried to resize the partition using GParted, and it didnt work because it's being used by system. Someone said that i need to do the GParted in a live CD, so i made a Ubuntu Installer into a USB ...
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Unit -.mount mount does not exist, proceeding anyway

I installed fresh Xubuntu using this link because I needed my disc encrypted. After installation, when I tried to run gparted, I had errors which I partly fixed by reinstalling some libraries. Now ...
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How to fix grub after unsuccessful gparted offset? Using boot-repair?

I have two Ubuntu, version 18.04, each installed on different hard drives. One of them is a spare. I noticed that my memory is running low on the main one and decided to expand the partition with ...
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Merge / and home partitions [duplicate]

I used Linux 10 years ago for a couple of years and decided to use it again as my main OS this year. Initially, I installed Linux resizing my main Windows 10 partition. After a couple of weeks I ...
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how to allocate space from windows to ubuntu? [duplicate]

I had 2 os on my computer Windows and Ubuntu, I wanted to remove windows and did this with OS uninstaller,but all the space from windows left there and I cant move that space to my ubuntu using ...
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How to use USB SATA/IDE ADapter

I use Ubuntu Studio 18.04.1 LTS. I want to see and read/write data into an internal HDD from another PC desktop (which also has the same Linux OS). So I bought an USB SATA/IDE Adapter to connect it ...
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Bootable Pendrive with multiples Operations Systems [duplicate]

I need a bootable pendrive with multiples differents operations systems, UBUNTU, WINDOWS, etc.. Example: When I plug in the pendrive, I want to be able to choose which operating system to install. ...
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Gparted -Ubuntu Is Using all of my disk and will not allow resizing. For Dual Boot [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu, I have it for Dual Boot. Windows is already installed on a different Drive. For install, I used the whole disk and wiped it thinking I would be able to resize the main ...
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GParted — expand to the left [duplicate]

I have empty space to the right of my Windows partition, but it is to the left of my GRUB and Ubuntu partitions. How can I add this space to my Ubuntu partition? It looks like in the screenshot: I ...
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How to increase swap size when there is already a partition existing [duplicate]

~$ sudo swapon --show gives me this NAME TYPE SIZE USED PRIO /dev/sda5 partition 976M 0B -2 I want to increase my swap size. Is there a way to increase this or do I have to create a ...
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How to manage partitions (not live/system) on a remote Linux server?

To provide more context, let's say we have a remote Linux server with 2 disks and 3 partitions on it. For example, a system partition (/dev/sda1) and one more disk with 2 partitions on it (/dev/sdb1 ...
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How to enlarge Ubuntu system partition to the left? [duplicate]

sda6 is ext4 file system and where my ubuntu is installed, 30GB. sda3 is "ntfs" file system and where my windows is installed, 400GB. sda7 is a 50 GB empty partition with "ext4" file system. How to ...
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Cannot resize partition with gparted [duplicate]

I have dual boot with Win10/Ubuntu. I am running gparted within Ubuntu. I have also tried running gparted using the live USB. The result is same. This is how it looks like: I would like to increase ...
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Can't see “home” partition in “other locations”

I am a new user in Ubuntu, with a windows background. I have a 500 GB HDD on my old laptop and I made a partition sized around 50 GB for the system use, and another one ~ 410 GB for my personal use. ...
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Recovering a corrupt LVM partition

I seem to have corrupted my primary LVM partition [1] which contains root and swap partitions. $ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 223.6 GiB, 240057409536 bytes, 468862128 sectors Units: sectors ...
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Lubuntu 18.10 gparted gui error

I can't open gparted. When I open it by terminal: sudo gparted; It gives me this: Unit tmp.mount does not exist, proceeding anyway. Segmentation fault (core dumped) I tried to follow this procedure: ...
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How to resize a VM partition over ssh

I'm trying to increase the size of my VM disk. I've only got access to the server and the vm that I want to resize over ssh without display, so I can't use gparted. All guides point me to using the ...
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Can't extend root partition using gparted [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. I've allocated 110 GB to my root partition and I have 315 GB unallocated space and I'm trying to extend my root partition to include the excess 315 GB. I have searched for other ...
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Clonezilla and GParted on one USB stick [duplicate]

I want to have Clonezilla and GParted on one USB stick. I remember that there was a joint project, but it is now closed. Is there an ISO with both that I can download? I don't want a multiboot USB. I ...
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18.04 file recovery question

I have moved to Ubuntu some time ago and was 'migrating' my NTFS filled with datato ext4. I was using GParted to move chunks of free space, and then move the data from NTFS part to it. All was ...
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Problem about Extending root space with gparted (and bootloader)

I have both windows and ubuntu installed in my computer, and I wants to extend my ubuntu root space, but I have some complicated problems, here is the image: as you can see, my boot is installed with ...
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GParted can't resize partition, but unallocated partition is available

I have few partition like this: And I want to take the unallocated partition and resize it to /dev/sda12. But when I try to do that: I can't increase the size. I have do it in Live Mode, and I have ...
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Ubutu 18.04 freezes coinstantly after drive extension

I have dual boot and needed some additional space for Ubuntu. So I decided to shrink GBs from drive in Windows. Then with live USB I added that space to the Ubuntu drive with Gparted. Since then it ...
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Can't mount back OS disk partition (no /dev/sda)

I was trying to expand my Azure VM's OS disk and I've unmounted /dev/sda1 which is OS partition in order to do the steps mentioned here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/...
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Orange mark in device list [closed]

When starting my computer some devices are marked with a green sign and some with an orange one: Device overview from Dolphin 17.04.3 on Ubuntu 17.10: Where the "Linux Main Partition" denotes the ...
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gparted, fdisk and gnome-disks stuck (in various ways)

I've been having trouble getting gparted to run. I'd like to format a usb stick. . . but when I attempt to load gparted it endlessly cycles through "scanning all devices". This is a fresh Ubuntu 18....
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Why did resizing the boot partition result in 'no bootable devices'?

I installed Ubuntu, changed the size of the boot partition, created a placeholder for windows, and reinstalled Ubuntu in an ext4 partition. Upon reboot, there is no bootable device found by the bios. ...
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How can I check which partition contains Ubuntu intstallation, using Gparted while in live USB of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my machine. Now I want to check from live USB using Gparted or the df command which partition contains my Ubuntu 16.04 installation. I am getting a / ...
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“Warning, had trouble writing out superblocks” when creating partition. Is my disk FUBAR?

I am using Gparted to create partitions in order to set up a RAID5 between 4x4TB drives. I managed to set up 3 of the drives using gparted with no problem, but I have had a lot of issues with this ...
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Using GParted to expand my root partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to expand my root (/) partition in Ubuntu, but GParted will not let me change this. I've read several things about using the swap partition to accomplish this, but maybe I'm not doing this ...
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Triple boot Ubuntu Bm2lts first , Windows 10 second and third Kubuntu 18.04?

i hope someone can help here. Partitions using gparted Seen many tutorials on partitioning and very confused. I have a non standard install of Ubuntu called bm2lts. This os behaves like Windows ...
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Problems understanding ubuntu partitions and volumes while increasing storage

Trying to increase the storage space on an encrypted partition from ~18GB to ~32GB. Followed all the instructions here successfully including the gparted storage extend: https://www.howtogeek.com/...
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Cannot shrink a NTFS partition on my external drive

I know how that should be done but it doesn't work. I want to save a (rsync) snapshot of my system with Timeshift on an external drive. I want to save thus a "perfect" exemplary of my system in order ...
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Cannot access parittion

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 18.10, I cannot access one of my partitions (see image). Gparted shows me that it is still there but I cannot see it in nautilus. Any idea how I can access the files on this ...
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Error resizing home partition from live system

I'm resizing the Ubuntu 18.04 partition booting from a live system(I installed dual-boot mode with Win10) Right now my file system is about 30GB for /home while over 100GB for /(a resizing mistake ...
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How to extend ubuntu partition

ubuntu gparted screenshot How to move unallocated space into my ubuntu partition which is /dev/sda6? I have important data on my ubuntu partition and don't won't loose anything, I just want to extend ...
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Can't figure out how to boot from Windows installation media on /dev/sdb2

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a separate partition alongside Ubuntu. Here are the steps I've taken: Download Unetbootin and GParted Use GParted to create 2 partitions, /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2 ...
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Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary - cli methods

I have followed the procedures in other AskUbuntu question, however, it did not solve my issue. I have a 6T hard drive with the following info: Disk /dev/sdb: 6001.2 GB, 6001175126016 bytes 255 heads,...
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Increasing Ubuntu /boot partition size in a dual boot

I have a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.04. Each time I want to install something in Ubuntu, or upgrade to 18.04. Ubuntu says I don't have enough space. Even after sudo apt autoremove. SO I ...
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Problems in partitoning the hard disk using Gparted

I was trying to increase the size of my Ubuntu(ext4) using Gparted, and while I managed to increase the size to 270GB I noticed that I have too much unallocated space. I am attaching the image below(...
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Is Ubuntu installed on the same partition as my data?

GPartedMy laptop is running terribly and I don't know whether I'm experience a HDD failure or an issue with 14.04 LTS. I'm a novice and am hoping to move my data to a backup drive, but it's moving so ...
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Ubuntu booting extremly slow after tweaking partitions using Gparted

I am currently using a Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS dual-boot configured with Windows 10. Recently, I wanted to free some space from my windows partition and add it to my Linux partition. I ...
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How can i expand disk space of ubuntu--vg-root? (LVM)

I was running out of space so i used gparted to expand my disk space from 40GB to 90GB. Then i booted my ubuntu and used parted to assign the space to sda1: sudo parted /dev/sda resizepart 1 sudo ...