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Will GParted deactivate cause data loss?

I am using GParted Live CD to resize a Fedora external USB drive. I have a locked lvm2 pv disk on GParted. I have to deactivate it in order to shrink it, according to my online search. But that ...
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Windows see resized FAT32 as RAW

I used gparted 0.24.0 parted 3.2 (on Arch Linux) to resize & move a FAT32 partition. After rebooted to Windows 10, the partition was detected as RAW. chkdsk refuse to check the partition, ...
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why does it seem to be good practice to set partition limits to whole MB values?

recently I moved to a new hardware with all the joys and chores of learning how things changed and do work now. when I came across the re/partitioning task using gparted it automatically chose to set ...
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USB won't format, shows as RAW in the disk management

I have a 32GB Kingston USB. It worked fine for almost a year now and I have filled it many times with data. Last time I connected it to my LCD TV to watch a movie and forgot it there for 2 weeks. ...
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ext4 partition got damaged after I increased the size

The file system got damaged, so it´s unreadable. Tried with GParted, the terminal (fsck, e2fsck) but nothing. I had Windows next to Linux and deleted Windows and extended Linux but don´t know why, the ...
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Windows 10 will not boot with source of clone attached

I cloned a windows 10 installation from a 1T HDD to a 500G SSD using clonezilla. Everything is fine as long as I don't attached the HDD drive that I used as the source of the clone. Here is what I ...
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Remove TrueCrypt encrypted partition

I have a laptop that someone gave me to reinstall windows on. The problem is, it's encrypted with TrueCrypt and they do not know the password. So I figured I would just boot up gparted and remove all ...
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Can't boot into Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu on same SSD

I installed Ubuntu from a USB stick, using the Live version to run gpartedto partition my disk. The disk is a 500GB SSD, and I reduced the size of the Windows installation, and then moved the next ...
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Gparted error — now disk disappeared

I tried to resize my 3TB internal HDD with gparted and it would just hang about halfway through. So I instead tried to reformat the entire drive to ext4 using GParted. I deleted it, then allocated ...
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How do change the file system format of usb? or how do I get gparted to work

alright a little background: I'm currently trying to get a working usb for gparted so I can install arch linux. I'm currently using Lubuntu. I'm relatively new to linux, partitioning, and generally ...
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How can I merge these two partitions?

i'm kind of a noob so i figured i should ask first before i destory my laptop. Here is a picture of the partitions: made with a live ubuntu usb flash drive I want to merge the dev/sda6 partition ...
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Fix an external drive not ejected properly with OSX or Ubuntu

I have an external drive of 1tb from western digital. It is formatted with NTFS. I ejected not properly from a mac and now I am not able to see the disk in finder, nautilus, disk utility or gparted. ...
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Editing partitions on USB drive disabled

I recently bought a 128GB USB drive, on which I'd like to make 4 partitions, but when I use Disk Management (Windows) and try to edit the main partition, the items in the list when right-clicked are ...
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Does dual boot linux need two swap partitions?

My harddrive is partitioned as follows. I used GParted to gather this info. /dev/sda1 ---- ext4 ---- Ubuntu /dev/sda2 ---- extended ---> /dev/sda5 ---- ext4 ---- Kali ---> /dev/sda6 ---- ...
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Install Kali Linux without GRUB?

Is it possible, and is it actually best to just use my onboard UEFI to boot Kali Linux instead of using GRUB if Kali Linux is sharing the same drive as my Windows 10 OS? I installed GRUB on my first ...
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How to merge unallocated partition to linux partition

I have a windows partition which was 500gb, then i installed ubuntu with a 40gb partition, now i am short of space, so i booted my ubuntu14 live cd and shrunk my windows paritition and got 88gb free ...
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Replicating partitioning setup on a new SSD

I am trying to clone a failing SSD in my laptop to a new one. Because the current drive is failing, I was unable to use any of the standard Windows cloning software (Macrium, etc.) as they were ...
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How do I disable automount in Debian 8?

I've managed to override any automounting in Debian 7 by opening GParted before connecting any USB drive or hotplugging Sata drives. But now in Debian 8, this doesn't work anymore since Gparted went ...
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How to tell fdisk to erase the partition's content like GParted does?

I'm trying to write a script to do some proceedings with an USB pendrive, deleting any partitions it encounters and creating new ones (more in this link). When I do the proceedings using GParted, ...
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How to interpret this case of probable overlapping partitions (unallocated drive in Gparted)?

I may have played too much with different operating systems and now I'm in trouble. I'll promise not to do it again, but first please help me put my machine back on track! :)) I had three Linux ...
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How do I extend an existing partition using GParted?

I have a few unallocated spaces on my drive which I would want to extend onto an existing partition. The partition I want to extend is unmounted, but when I choose to resize it, I can only decrease ...
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Attempting to fresh install ubuntu dual boot rEFInd does not recognize live boot

Attempted to do a fresh install by following the procedure found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1587938 (I ASSuMEd that the fact that it was for vista instead of os x was ...
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Unable to perform any kind of operation on MircoSD card

I have a 8 GB SDcard that look like this in gparted: My goal is to have a single 8 GB partition on the SDcard. When I try to perform any operation (delete partition, create new partition, change ...
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How can I undo “mark partition as active” using GParted/Linux live CD?

In the process of trying to shrink my hard drive partition, I marked my C: drive (the only drive I have) as “active” in Windows’s “Disk Management” software. When I rebooted, it said something like ...
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How to resize a partition with gparted?

How do I perform a simple expansion of my main partition /dev/sda1 while keeping my swap partition /dev/sda2/dev/sda5 the same size? And why is the swap a separate device within the second partition? ...
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No valid fake msdos table

My PC contains a standard windows 8.1 installation. It recently crashed while I was in the middle of partitioning my drive with windows drive manager. As a result my computer now crashes with a BSOD: ...
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Windows 7 recognize working Partition (FAT) as raw after resize using GParted

I have 7 partitions in my single hardisk. One is NTFS where Windows 7 is installed, two are FAT partitions (bigger than all) for storing data files/movies/photos and rest all are ext4 which I use it ...
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How to add lvm so its available to use?

I'v got this 276GB disk that I can't figure out how to add to my volume group so that it is usable. Is there any way to make it usable?
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Gparted can not load filesystem when PXE booting

It looks like gparted does not support my Ethernet card... is there any way to make it so it does? I have tried this on my netbook and through virtual box on another machine, and it keeps giving me ...
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Format HD to remove traces of Windows 10 and reinstall Windows 8

I've gotten into a bit of a mess. Here's the situation: I have a Dell laptop that had Windows 8 pre-installed. I don't have a key or anything, due to the fact that it was preinstalled and Windows ...
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Fixing GUID collision from Clonezilla-ing a Windows drive?

I just bought a larger SSD (256gb up from 128) and used Clonezilla to clone the smaller drive to the newer, larger drive. I cloned the "drive," and not the windows "partition." Because of this, it ...
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Cannot move/resize ubuntu partition to unallocated space

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual booting from a partitioned SSD. I decided I need a little more room for Ubuntu. In GParted, the 12.50GB which I shrunk from Windows (in Windows) shows as ...
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Increase Kali Linux Home Partition

I have been searching around the internet to find out how to increase my Kali partition with some unallocated space, but I haven't found the answer. I am using GParted in a live Kali Linux 1.1.0 USB ...
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How to copy Microsoft Reserved Partition partition from hard disk drive to to SSD using GParted?

I’m using GParted to clone all data from HDD to SSD on each Workstation in our Company. I got two problems there: How do I copy the Microsoft Reserved Partition? GParted marks this as unknown ...
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Win7 cannot sleep because of GRUB [closed]

I have Win7 on an MBR HDD for 6 years now, that was my primary operation system, but I intend to use Linux instead. At least I am trying out several Linux distros on another HDD, which I set to GPT ...
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Shrinking partition is limited by an ordinary file

Summary On a Windows 7 64-bit machine, system partition has 29% free space, won't shrink, mentions an ordinary file as non-movable. Details Shrinking partition is limited not only by free space (of ...
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Invalid GPT and No Partitions found on External Hard Drive

Ok so I'll start from the beginning here, and I'll do my best to give you all of the info upfront. Hard Drive: Toshiba DWC120 2TB Original File System: NTFS I was having issues with this hard drive ...
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GParted created 30GB partition with 0.6-1.6GB usage

I have Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon. I intend to install 3 other Linux distros on my SSD, so I installed gparted 0.18 from the package manager. I realized that I cannot resize the root partition with ...
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USB read only with recursive filesystem

I have a USB flash drive 4GB Sandisk Edge After "DD"ing to make a live USB, the drive failed to boot and after checking it, the whole drive is broken. When using Gparted shows: | Partition | File ...
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Clone A Drive With GParted

I have a SSD Drive that has Ubuntu already on it (can wipe it clean, nothing important on the drive). I am trying to boot from a Ubuntu Live CD and use GParted to format the SSD drive (which is ...
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GParted shows 6 partitions, how did that happen while the maximum partitions allowed is 4? [duplicate]

While installing Linux Mint on my laptop (pre-installed with windows), I erased the main partition for windows and created a swap partition and root partition. Considering there was already an EFI, a ...
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Why does GParted make my flash disk bootable? If not malware then what?

I did sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda where /dev/sda is my flash disk. /dev/sda was all zeros after this. Then I created a partition table with GParted on the flash disk. I made no other changes. Now ...
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difference between gparted align to MiB and Cylinder in micro SD Card

I just dd'd a 2gb micro sd onto a 16 gb and gparted the partition. First time I resized the partition using gparted to the max. Align to was MiB. The system did not boot. Then I dd'd the same ...
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How to fix a missing bootmgr after cloning a HDD to SSD due to a weird system-reserved partition?

I have cloned my C: partition from an existing HDD to a new SSD using gparted from my Linux-SDD. This went well data-wise. I can see the files, yet the new Win7SSD is unable to boot. At first, the ...
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Is it possible to recover a NTFS partition after it was formatted to NTFS using Gparted Live CD? [duplicate]

I had a NTFS partition on my ASUS laptop that had Windows 7 on it. I formatted it using Gparted Live CD because I thought there are some problems in Windows but then found out it was a problem of ...
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Cannot format read-only USB; 'Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdb: Input/output error ' when I try to format the drive

I'm trying to format this USB, when I plug it in it mounts and I can read what's on it, but can't write to it or delete anything (read-only error). First I tried the normal 'Disk utility' - unmount - ...
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Shrinking NTFS partition: numerical result out of range error

I have a NTFS partition on my 2TB hard disk. Currently it is 1.7TB big, and there's some unallocated space to the right of it of about 100GB. There are no other partitions on the disk. I would like ...
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GParted - Testing for problems after shrinking too close to the data

I used gparted to shrink a 1TB volume with about 458GB of data to 470GB. I had Ubuntu installed. Apparently it went well at first. I restarted and Ubuntu had problems logging in Unity. It said there's ...
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GParted shows false partition information after resize2fs of ext4 partition

I expanded my mdadm RAID 5 from 5 to 6 4TB disks and grew the raid. That all worked well. After I tried to expand the ext4 filesystem in GParted, which failed because of the 16TB limit. Afther the ...
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Gparted cannot resize extended or LVM partition

I created a VM using VirtualBox and realized it was small. So, i managed (after some time) to create a new, bigger HD. Live GParted CD image (v.022): Now I need to integrate the unallocated ...