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I'm currently waiting for GParted to finish resizing a partition, but the progress bar is currently at 0, and it's been taking much longer than usual (perhaps an hour). Is it safe to cancel the resize operation? I don't want to wait days for the resize operation to complete, but I don't want to lose all of my files either. (Is there any way that I can simply pause the resize operation, attempt to recover files, and then resume the resize operation?) (An update: the operation has finally completed, and my files are still intact!)

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Gparted is displaying the message "0 of 1 operations completed", and the progress bar is at 0. I'm also running GParted from a live USB. –  Anderson Green Oct 29 '12 at 4:29
    
Is the drive active (noisy / light) any command line/ debug output? How big is the partition? –  Karthik T Oct 29 '12 at 4:29
    
@KarthikT I'm resizing the partition from 186.91 to 127.10 GiB. The flash drive's light is blinking. –  Anderson Green Oct 29 '12 at 4:30
    
gparted should let you go deeper in the message right? as in it should be expandable to see more detailed progress –  Karthik T Oct 29 '12 at 4:30
    
by drive active i meant the drive getting resized –  Karthik T Oct 29 '12 at 4:31

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