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Partitioning Windows 8.1 in order to have data partition first and system partitions at HDD end

How can I have recovery partition at the HDD end? My aim is to have data partition installed on fastest sectors of my hard drive, as I don't really care if restoring operations are slow... During ...
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NTDETECT failed while installing XP

The first installation on my laptop is Ubuntu. Now, I need to dual boot windows XP along with Ubuntu. I have an windows XP installation image on hard disk. I have created a bootable USB stick from the ...
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Cannot format a 64 GB Class 10 SanDisk card

I have this card and it has suddenly gone read only. Windows and my phone can only read and cannot add or delete files from it. I am currently trying gparted to correct this card, but it is of no use. ...
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Cannot shrink ntfs partition with GParted - couldn't update MFT error

I'm shrinking my data partition (>550 GB) to open up some space for installing Ubuntu (along side my existing Windows 7). However, I received this message: ERROR(30): Couldn't update MFT own ...
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resizing (and moving?) partitions in Linux

I'd like to use GParted (or fdisk) to go from the configuration in picture to one where I have the same ammount of space for swap and /, while /home eats all the remaining space. Is there a simple way ...
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VirtualBox guest not acknowledging expanded drive; Win7 on Win7

I think I'm experiencing a wierd issue; I hope I'm not, and that I'm just somehow missing something consistently. Here's a quick breakdown: Running VirtualBox 4.3.10 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1) ...
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Gparted reduce C drive from unused space only

I have two questions (1). The C drive has 130 GB space, 64 GB used and 66 unused. So if I resize C drive to 100 GB, the 30 GB will be removed from 66 GB only right and not from 64 GB? (2). There are ...
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Corrupt NTFS partition's MFT – Which tool is right? What tool to fix?

I used Avira Rescue Disk (Ubuntu 12.04) to access a broken NTFS boot partition. Windows 7 fails to mount it: it displays a bluescreen ("UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME") and restarts immediately. With the ...
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Resizing physical partition from Virtual Machine

I would like to use a GParted live CD to resize some partition on my laptop. Unfortunately I don't have an USB disk/CD to write the image on. Is there a way to boot gparted on a virtual machine and ...
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Move partition data with dd to the right

I need some help to get a dd command line that is moving my partition blockwise to the right. I stumbled upon an error when using tools to image some pcs and now I need to repartiition those machines ...
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Lost data after incomplete resize operation on a partition

Prior to the resize operation I had three partitions on the drive. Let's call them A, B and C (in order). First I will put in the facts: Partition B was small in size and the data on it was no ...
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MicroSD Overlapped partitions

I have a SanDisk MicroSD HC card (16GB) and I'm facing some problems using it. It was installed on a Nolia E71 cellphone (wich can handle SD cards up to 8GB - I believe this is a clue to the answer to ...
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What is the best way to add unallocated space located before to Ubuntu 12.04 partition with GParted live?

I have my 1TB disk partitioned in three main parts: /dev/sda1 NTFS SYSTEM 100 Mb /dev/sda2 NTFS Win7 469.12 Gb (too large!!) /dev/sda3 extended 373.36 Gb /dev/sda5/ ext4 358.21 Gb /dev/sda6 swap ...
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Difference between partition and partition table

I'm familiar with the concept of a partition. For example, you could divide a hard drive up into multiple partitions, with different formats, such as ntfs for windows and ext4 for linux and then use ...
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Removing Failed Install Partition of Ubuntu

Alright so I attempted to install Xubuntu on my laptop twice. The first one I cancelled accidentally; the second one worked. The end result is the following disk structure: /dev/sda1 - System ...
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Cleared vs. Unformatted partition in GParted

I am running a database-like application that writes and reads data directly to and from a raw block device. I would like to create a new partition for this purpose, and I am using GParted. I've ...
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Windows 7 system left in unusable state after moving system partition

I tried doing some PC maintenance on my home computer last night, and hosed it up. A couple years ago i installed a 120GB SSD in my PC. I partitioned it into two equal partitions, the first being my ...
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GParted reports bad blocks on a new drive?

I have a pretty old Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop that had a failing drive (boots started failing, S.M.A.R.T. parameters showed reallocated sectors), so I used Clonezilla to copy the data to a new drive ...
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How to “cut” sda5 to sda2? or how to boot GParted?

I'm using CentOS 6.4 via VMWare. At once, I created my PC just 20Gb But now, I need to expand my PC to 120Gb. So i've add 100Gb by using VMware. But it doesn't work when i check it via samba. I try ...
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MBR equals msdos for gparted?

I want to create a MBR partition table with GParted. In the confirmation window I can choose between various types of partition table. Default is msdos. Is it the same as MBR partition table? I'm ...
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Reallocate some free space to another partition

I'm at the moment in this situation: and I'd like to take likely 10GB from /dev/sda1 and add them to /dev/sda3 is it possible without damaging other partitions? It's like an hour I'm struggling ...
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I'm out of ideas how to get my usb drive working again.No solutions on the internet worked

The device is not visible under the section Mount Devices in Parted Magic, nor in my mini-install of Windows XP. I've tried several things to fix the 16GB flash drive, which is a Kingston Data ...
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fat32 usb turned RAW Gparted:input output error and now it isn't in mount devices at all no solutions worked

The device is not visible under the section Mount Devices in Parted Magic, nor in my mini-install of Windows XP. I've tried several things to fix the 16GB flash drive, which is a Kingston Data ...
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Data on unallocated space

Earlier, on a separate question, I was trying to recover data from a lost partition. Specifically, the partition was lost from a Windows 7 NTFS partition, and is now unallocated space. Through ...
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Kali/Ubuntu doesn't detect windows partition

I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 with Ubuntu or Kali Linux but i am unable to do so. I have backed up all my data to an external hard drive. So it is safe to work with partitioning. I have a 500 ...
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how to install gparted on live fedora usb?

i have recently removed ubuntu and installed debian on my entire hdd. currently /dev/sda1, the partition debian is on, takes up almost all of /dev/sda, minus 3gb which is a swap partion. i would ...
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restoring data from a unusable space in hard disk

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 in a windows xp desktop after installing, in windows i tried to allocate free space(left after installing ubuntu in the hard disk). while doing so it has made some other ...
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For LVM on LUKS when does the partition ID for a new install get set to 8e?

Trying to decipher my notes from the last time I installed LVM on Luks, I have a note to create three "primary" partitions for a Dual-Boot installation. The trouble is, after I install Windows, but ...
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Partition Not Showing up in /dev

I recently unmounted a 4TB hard drive from one computer in order to access the files directly from another computer. It seemed like there were no problems with the unmounting process. When ...
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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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Using GParted to convert GPT to MBR without access to an OS

I wiped my Windows 8 thinking I could install Windows 7 x86 but I can't because the disk is GPT. I need to convert to MBR. I'm trying to use GParted to convert to MBR but it seems GParted can only ...
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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.