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How to Create a Filesystem on Dynamic-sized Virtual Drive - VirtualBox on Windows 7 Host, Ubuntu Guest

Moved here from StackOverflow I made my VirtualBox (4.3.0) Ubuntu VM (on Win 7 host) too small. I have the choice of enlarging the virtual disk (all I read makes that sound dangerous and complicated) ...
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GParted shows that a partition has used 70GB more than has actually been used

So I was about to re-partition my 500GB external HDD to be a bootable drive for Ubuntu 12.10. But when I started up GParted it showed that the only partition has used ~100GB. But in reality, I ...
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Small unallocated space left, when partitioning harddrive. What is is meant for and why can't I use it?

Every so often I encounter a small unallocated space in the partitioning scheme of a hard drive, when I want to create a maximal sized partition, even though I have set the "Free space following" to ...
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Any way to make partitioning tools see kpartx-created devices?

I have a dd'ed disk image file with me. I can use a tool like kpartx to create a device-mapper device from this disk image file. But partitioning programs like gparted and fdisk don't list my ...
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How to add 232.83GB of unallocated space to a mounted partition using GParted?

I have the following partition layout: I am wanting to move this 232.86GB of unallocated space to an already-mounted partition (/dev/sda1) using GParted. Is this possible?
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Syslinux “Missing OS” after expanding to the left the partition with /boot

I have a GPT partitioned drive. Its a bit of a mess so I was starting to sort everything out. /dev/sda2 is an ArchLinux install and the location of /boot with syslinux being used. /dev/sda1 is a ...
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While moving partitions, 2gb of unallocated space lost

While I was moving a partition to the right, I clicked on something and crashed GParted. When GParted started up again, the 2gb of unallocated space was gone, and it said that my harddrive was 2gb ...
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Tools to convert GPT to MBR without access to an OS

I wiped my Windows 8 thinking I could install Win7 x86 but I can't because the disk is GPT. I need to convert to MBR. Is there a tool to do that? Maybe I wrong: but it seems like GParted can only do ...
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Gparted wants me to use Chkdsk for corrupted partition?

Gparted cannot fix a NTFS partition. It says its corrupted and Windows Chkdsk needs to run. How can this be if Windows is seeing the partition as corrupted?
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How to recover data from a USB-connected hard disk that shows no partition?

Is there a possible way to recover data on my Western Digital 2TB drive? I have tried different ways like using gparted and fdisk etc.. but nothing helped. The error I get is that it cannot find a ...
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new to gparted, want to know which partition has win7 and which one has linux

How do I know Ubuntu and Windows7 are installed in different partitions? I want to remove windows7 and keep Ubuntu13.04
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Linux Live USB Drive Created with dd Corrupt Partition Table and Reliability Issues

I am trying to create a Linux Live USB drive from an isohybrid (.iso) image. To accomplish this task, I have taken these steps in the past: Securely wipe the flash drive using the command: sudo ...
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Bitlocker corrupted, missing volume, now 3TB drive is a 768GB drive

Even after Bitlocker had completed encrypting the drive, I restarted the next day, and the drive didn't mount or even show as a Bitlocker drive. Now it shows the capacity as 768GB (3TB drive). And ...
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Install GParted on a mac with Homebrew or Macports?

I'd like to install Gparted on my mac, and I thought I could use Homebrew or Macports to help with that, but I can't seem to figure it out. I tried using Homebrew because I haven't really heard good ...
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GParted LiveCD - Cannot resize partition

I'm using the latest GParted live CD and I am trying to re-size a partition on which the latest version of Ubuntu is installed. /dev/sda contains a linux swap partition and a partition that has the ...
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Which are the default partition flags for Packard Bell Easynote laptops?

How should the partition flags be set for the default partitions of Packard Bell laptops? PQSERVICE SYSTEM RESERVED WINDOWS (Seven) In my case, the model is an EasyNote LJ65. Which partition ...
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Merging partitions - Help for recovery

I have a 1TB external HDD. There were two partitions on this HDD. My first partition was a 60 GB partition and the second partition was a 871 GB partition. I did not need the data on the first ...
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corrupt patition table - testdisk cant find all partitions

I was resizing a partition when my PC freezed and I had no alternative that shut down manually. Unfortunatly that cause my partition table to became corrupt. My partition table was like this: ...
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Why does a cloned Windows 7 BCD contain incomplete data (and, therefore, prevent booting)?

I have had the misfortune to need to clone a dual-booting Windows XP/7 box to replace its hard drive with a smaller one. I had great trouble getting it to boot and would like to understand what's ...
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Fix Overlapping Partitions

Today I went to resize one of my drivers partitions as I am currently switching from Ubuntu to ArchLinux as my main OS. However when I go into Gparted I get the error "Cant have overlapping ...
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I'm getting a popping noise and read errors from the hard drive during a partitioning work with GParted

I'm trying to move a partition from a GParted live disk, but two things started happening: The disk is making a popping/cracking noise, almost like a Geiger counter. GParted says Read error on ...
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Allocating non-contiguous free space to an existing partition

I can't figure out how to add all the "/dev/sda3" space to my /dev/sda1/ .. I tried everything, but /dev/sda1/ can't go over 5.26GB.
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conversion of simple volume to primary volume

My Samsung laptop has 5 partition in it . And all are simple volume partition so that there is no primary partition in my disk hence i cannot install Ubuntu in my laptop .I have tried many software ...
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Create 5th partiotion with gparted [duplicate]

I have 4 partitions on my Hard disc: System reserved - 100 MB - (Windows 7 create it) C: - 145 GB- (My Windows 7 sp1 installed in it D: -210 GB- (I use It for my softwares) E: -210 GB- (I use it ...
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Gparted live CD UI crashed, gpartedbin still running. Anything I can do?

I'm running Gparted live CD v0.15.0-1 on a production file server (after having tested successfully on a similarly-partitioned test server). The actions I wanted to do are: delete /dev/sda5 ...
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Restoring files on ntfs [duplicate]

So I was using gparted to extend my NTFS partition, but the linux desktop went to sleep and caused gparted to close before it was done. I ran chkdsk /f /r on the drive and it seemed to repair it; ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS along Windows 7

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit via flash-drive on a machine that has Windows 7 64-bit already installed. Windows 7 has some system partitions created. Check this screen: However, ...
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Clonezilla Disk too Small when it isn't

I took a 320 gig hard drive, shrunk the partition for Windows to 40 gigabytes, and cloned the partition. I'm trying to restore onto a 250 gig drive. I keep getting either a failed partition table, or ...
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Unable to resize Ubuntu VM with VirtualBox

I've gone through some of the similar questions asked, but none seem to quite solve my problem. I have a VirtualBox 4.2 install on Ubuntu 12.04 (x64) as host, with Ubuntu 12.04 Server (x64) as guest. ...
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Can't access logically partitioned HDD

I am not able to access my whole HDD. I use only 31GB of 160GB. GParted shows me my disk and the partitions but I am not able to mount it. It shows me following: Please help me. How can I recover ...
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How to merge /usr and /var partitions into slash root?

Seem to have missed the bit about NOT creating a separate /usr partition while setting up Fedora 18 last month. Everything works fine (or at least appears to), but looking at my partitioning scheme ...
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populated hard disk partitioning/moving (a lot of operations) [closed]

I have a HHD which is actually a mess. I would like to organize it and exclude some partitions I don't want to use anymore. Positioning the HD partitions beautifully require moving entire partition to ...
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My hard drive is not showing up

I am having some difficulties. I just install a new ssd into my desktop and move my old sata drive to be 2nd. I boot my computer and install windows 7 home premium on my new ssd. Please note the ...
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What is keeping me on 'Preparing your desktop…' after my Windows 7 parition migration?

Here's the situation: I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 dual booting on one 120gb ssd. I recently purchased a 240gb ssd and wanted to migrate both of those partitions to this new one. I used Gparted ...
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Linux mint 14 (nadia) live cd gparted not showing partions

I am just trying to install linux mint 14 on my desktop and it's booting into live cd, but when I try to install its partitioning step it's not showing my partitions. If I use sudo fdisk -l it shows ...
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Can't delete free space partition or merge with other partition

Few days ago i installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside my Windows 7 64 Bit. I installed Ubuntu through live CD installation, but instead of giving it a partition of 200 GB i gave Ubuntu more than a ...
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Resize NTFS partition to include unused space - GParted - Ubuntu

I have cloned my 40GB HDD to my 320GB HDD via dd and now I am wondering how can I expand the 34GB NTFS partition to include the unused 260GB of free space? Thanks :)
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How did primary hard drive get erased?

I had a 480 GB SSD with Windows 7 on it. I had a 120 GB SSD with Linux Mint 14 and BackTrack 5 on it. I was using GRUB 2 to boot to the operating systems. It was a flawless install consisting of ...
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gparted ntfs support on opensuse 12.2 with gnome 3

When I open gparted it shows no ntfs support, informing ntfs-3g and ntfsprogs packages need to be installed in order to provide this support. The packages are already installed, though. Nobody else ...
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How to migrate SD Card with Linux?

My scenario is simple: my android phone has internal microSD card with size of 2Gb and I run out of space. Now I bought a new 16Gb microSD card where I want to migrate. Steps: 1. Insert old sd card, ...
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Unallocated space isn't seen by Windows XP setup

I'm trying to install Windows XP on a TravelMate 7530 laptop. I used WinSetupFromUSB to make an bootable USB installation disk. The problem occurs when the installation is started. The step where ...
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Why is Gparted showing space used when drive is empty running Ubuntu 12.1

I need help understanding why GParted is still showing space used on a hard drive. I am moving files from a hard drive that I normally have connected to NAS device. The hard drive is connected to ...
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dd Copies Drive with no Errors, Gparted shows Partitions as Empty, No Flags

So with the assistance of Hennes I was able to use dd to copy my entire sda to sdb, but after dd finished I checked the partitions with gparted and found that all partitions were listed as empty, the ...
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How to Expand partition with a new partition on the left or preceding sectors

I have a situation where I need to expand my Linux partition to a partition that is available above it. I would like to use unallocated 93.31 GiB to expand /dev/sda5. I'd appreciate any help. Here ...
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Copying a Partition-Empty Sectors and All

What's the best way to copy a entire partition empty sectors and all as to recover deleted files, a few have recommended "dd" but I'll be honest I've never used it and nobody seems to know of a simple ...
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Gparted-If it Were to Crash-copying partition [closed]

I was wondering, if you use gparted to copy a entire partition from one hard drive to another, if the system were to crash, obviously it would for lack of better term, mess up the drive you're copying ...
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If you do a full partition copy, does it copy the “deleted” files as well that can be restored

I was just wondering, if you did a full partition copy onto another hard drive, would it also copy the "deleted" data that can be sometimes recovered with recovery tools or would it just leave that ...
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Disaster recovery for RAID and mdadm

I´m having a software raid 5 with 5 2TB members. After some work with gparted my RAID doesn´t work any more... How can I check the integrity of each member? What would be my options, if the partition ...
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why can't I umount /home?

I'm trying to create a new partition on my Linux system, my intent is to take a small amount of my /home filesystem and change the type for experimentation. I'm using OpenSuse 12.1 in a virtual box. ...
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Parted: How to know What Start Number to Enter?

I'm trying to use parted in the most basic way: format an external USB hard drive as ext2 (ideally ext4 but didn't seem like an option). It is 3TB and unmounted at /dev/sdd sudo parted /dev/sdd ...