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Questions tagged [unallocated]

Refers to space on the hard drive that does not yet have a partition in it.

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Internal SATA Data drive is suddenly Unallocated. Recovery or Partition?

It is hard to describe my problem when so many issues are involved, so let me start with the issue I need help with first. Links to pre-existing posts are MOST welcome. A SATA internal hard drive, ...
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Unable to move unallocated space to root partition using gparted

I have checked the other threads but it still doesnt solve my problem. currently, the partition looks like this: where the my main root is /dev/sd5 and the unallocated space is to the right of it . ...
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Can move unallocated space to my linux partition , urgent

That's the condition of my disks seen from live ubuntu cd. On /dev/sd8 my ubuntu os is Installed On /dev/sd1 windows 7 is Installed. And i want to merge the unallocated space on top of /dev/sd7 to ...
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Toshiba satellite click 10 compatible?

Having issues installing through usb 2gb. It says about allocated to rom, idk if its incompatible, the usb is low on memory, the tablet/laptop is low on memory. What could it be?
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Resize root partition to unallocated space before [duplicate]

I need more space on my root partition running Ubuntu 17 (using Xfce session). I do have a lot of unallocated space BEFORE. However, when I try to resize root partition - /dev/sdb2 , I can't add/...
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alloc magic is broken at 0x5aaefca o0:0

Recently, I run my laptop in dual mode, Ubuntu and Windows. When I switched on my laptop my Windows OS started Updating. Once for I restart the system. Now when I try to boot my Windows I get the ...
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Ubuntu doesnt recognise unallocated space when trying to install it

so my problem is the following: I'm running a windows 10 on a UEFI and wanted to dual boot with Ubuntu. I freed more than 300GB and made them unallocated, but once I choose install Ubuntu it tells me ...
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Linux partitions showing unallocated after recovering windows 7

This is little long but please bear with me. So I have 3 primary partitions and two logical partition under an extended partition. The first two primary partition sda1 & sda2 are root and home of ...
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Extending root partition into allocated space

I know there are several questions about this topic, but none of them appear to help me. When I first started using Ubuntu, I used Windows Disk Manager to shrink the NTFS partition that came with my ...
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Cannot create a new partition for unallocated space using gparted

I know this question is a duplicate(s), but the possible fix given for other question doesn't really help. Here is view of my drive: What I want is to partition the unallocated space, but am told ...
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Why can't I extend my partition with GParted?

Here is the situation with two pics in live usb. I have lubuntu and bunsenlab in the two ext. bunsen runned in live to extend partitions Error details GParted Details GParted 0.19.0 --enable-...
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Problem when i try to add an unallocated space to a existing partition /dev/sda8 /home [duplicate]

Before writing this post I have try two way to resolve this problem. I attack the screenshot of my gparted which I would add the unallocated space to the /dev/sda8 /home. First way: I used the ...
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I can't access free space on my Ubuntu live USB?

I have 32 GB USB stick and wrote a Ubuntu ISO into it and now i could not get the space remaining in the stick. On booting from USB i am only getting 2 GB. Please help access the free unallocated ...
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boot-repair unallocated a secondary internal drive

Ok I had some boot issues which I managed to solved by reinstalling ubuntu on my primary disk (sda) before reaching to that point I used a program called boot repair (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/...
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Merge two unallocated partition using gparted?

I am having a trouble in merging two unallocated partition. Can anyone help me with this? The problem that I found different is, the unallocated partition seems to be inside the /dev/sda3.
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4GB Pendrive only recognizes 8MB

I think I may have corrupted my pendrive while formatting. I can't create a New Partition via GParted or Disks. How can I restore it to 4GB?
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add this unallocated space to ubuntu partition

I have googled and checked the other solutions in this forum but none seem to work for me. Here is what it looks like now: screenshot and here is the result after running 'sudo parted -ls' : ...
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GParted not opening

I am a newbie in Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 16.04.1, dual booted with Windows 8. I have some unallocated space on my hard disk which I want to use in Ubuntu. I heard Gparted is the best tool for ...
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GParted cannot expand root partition [duplicate]

How can I expand root "/" partition by that 4.48GB unallocated partition? I have LiveCD with GParted, but I dont know how to shift that partition.
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How do I take over unallocated space on a flash drive with gparted?

If one have an unallocated space in a flash drive, like this: How does one get rid of it, using Gparted?
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Extend home without unallocated space. With swap or ntfs [duplicate]

I've just installed (some months ago) Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus laptop. I followed a specific guide on partitions and thought everything was ok. But, beeing pretty new at this I probably made some ...
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How can I merge partitions in Ubuntu 15.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and it's my first time I am using Ubuntu. I installed it using 50 GB space first because I had Windows 7 installed previously and thought that i will make it duel boot ...
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All hard disk as Unallocated

I had Win10 installed on my hard disk and I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside W10. During the partition creation I did a mistake and now I have all my disk as Unallocated. I can't even go ...
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How do I extend mint root partition using a previous un allocated size? [closed]

I want to extend sda5 using sda8 with out losing any data.
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how to change disk size? unallocated disk

disk details Hello, I wanted to install a D.O.T.A game using steam but I can only install it in /Dev/sda5. I want to either increase the size of the disk or make downloads and use the other disk. i ...
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/boot wont take up the unallocated space!

I have dual boot on my PC, running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to increase the size of /boot so that I can update stuff but apparently boot wont take up the unallocated space directly behind ...
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Can't unmount ext 4 in gparted

I wanted to add extra swap to my pc I followed lots of tutorials but i needed to make a unallocated partition and for that I needed to unmount ext4 I'm totally new in Ubuntu or linux Anybody a ...
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Can't extend root partition even after booting from LiveUSB

After doing some research on how to extend Ubuntu root partition, I tried to extend it using the GParted from a liveUSB session of Ubuntu. But I couldn't extend it. When I right click on my root ...
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Ubuntu terminal re-partitioning to increase the “root” partition size [duplicate]

My root partition size is not enough for me and should be increased in order to allow me adding some new application and services (e.g. mongodb). I got some more free space and I can see it when I ...
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liveCD Doesn't See Unallocated Space In My Hard Disk

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.10 on my computer. I have Windows 7 installed and shrunk my main partition to leave a roughly 250 Gb gap (Unallocated). Partitioned as such: Recovery (20 GB) ...
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I set Windows C: drive as active and now my Ubuntu partition has become free space (unallocated)

I was running Windows under dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04. I accidentally opened Windows native disk manager and set the C: drive as active. It turned my Ubuntu extended partition into free space (...
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Missing drivers after creating unallocated partition for ubuntu

after creating unallocated partition from c drive (first partitioning the drive then deleting it) to be used for ubuntu I encountered an error opening the cd drive in my hp pavillion dv6, repeated ...
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Unallocated space as unused space

I am using Windows 7 with a total of 500 GB hard drive space(distributed equally in the three drives ie. C drive, D drive and E drive and a 100MB system drive). I have nearly 150 GB unallocated space ...
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Can't resize existing partition with gparted

I'm trying to resize my ext4 partition where my ubuntu (elementary os) is installed on. I started a ubuntu live cd and opened gparted, see screenshot There is no way to allocate the free space for ...
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Xubuntu 14 backup and reinstall or make /home folder

I am dual-booting win8 and xubuntu 14, but I only gave xubuntu 30gb space and decided to make it my primary os now. I shrinked my windows volume and managed to free up around 300gb space.Now I would ...
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How to move and resize Ubuntu's ext4 and linux-swap logical partitions?

EDIT: Ended up fiddling around and found this out: I needed to delete the Swap partition, add the unallocated space to the extended partition, then add the unallocated space to my ext4 partition ...
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Move unallocated space so it can be assigned to an existing partition

I have an issue that I cannot seem to solve, please see the following screenshot: The circles represent the key symbols which aren't removed even during live session from a bootable USB of Xubuntu. ...
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Can't read Ubuntu partition on Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with a Live CD, and it seemed to work. However, when I boot into Windows 8, it shows up as Unallocated space. When I use Gparted, it shows up properly. I wanted to use a dual-...
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Lost disk after migrating from XP to Ubuntu [duplicate]

After migrating from windows XP (they still exist ;) I "lost" the disk with 3 partitions on it. One of these partitions was the windows system disk. This disk is now marked as "unallocated". How do I ...
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How can I increase the size of a linux partition from an unloccated

I have windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I created a partition too small for linux at the begining. I wanted to increase it with 20Go from my Windows partition. I remove it from windows and it is now ...
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GParted claims whole hard drive is unallocated and gives warning about GPT table

For months I have been happily using my 3TB hard drive, and I still do. Today I discovered that GParted shows the whole drive (/dev/sdb) as being unallocated. The drive works fine though. Clicking for ...
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Unallocated space from windows 7 to Ubuntu

I shrank my /dev/sda1 using windows 7 partition program and I want to extend /dev/sda3 with that unallocated space. I know I have to use a live Ubuntu cd/usb and use gparted. But I can't seem to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 with encryption installed manually won't load on SSD

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my new SSD drive in laptop. I have no other OS and want to use whole disk for Ubuntu installation. However, I've read that it's best to leave some unallocated space ...
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Problems Installing Ubuntu 13.10 Alongside Windows 7 - gpart shows unallocated space

I've searched for people with similar problems but none of the fixes seem to be working for me. I have a Windows 7 (200gb + 100mb reserved partitions) and the rest (~800gb) as unallocated. This is ...
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How can I recover an unallocated Ubuntu-Installation? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu as my main OS and Windows for gaming (dual boot). After I reinstalled Windows, it has, as expected, overwritten grub. I restored grub in similar situations countless times using a live-cd ...
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How to allocate unallocated space of hard disk in Ubuntu 12.4 after installation

How to allocate unallocated space of hard disk in Ubuntu 12.04 after installation. My system is running fine with Windows and Linux. I am using Windows rarely and for my official purpose I am using ...
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Add unallocated space to Ubuntu

I have a win7 installed. For Ubuntu, I shrink my hard disk and free 80G for Ubuntu installation. Then I installed Ubuntu alongside win7 using the free 60G space, and leave another 20G free ...
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Increasing partition size with unallocated space to the left

I have 100MB unallocated at the beginning of my hard drive. How can I merge them to another partition? Gparted only allows me to increase space if it is in the right. If I try to increase the ...
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Extending Ubuntu Partition size with the unallocated space (swap is between these two)

My Ubuntu 12.04 is set up on virtualbox, the host system is Windows 7. When setting up my system, I created 8GB VDI hard drive. In a short time I run out of free space, so I increased the size of ...
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Partitions. is it safe to move partition containing /boot?

I am running dualboot (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04) and I would like to make more space for my Ubuntu partition. I am doing it from a live cd through gparted. I was about to resize my windows ...