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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 ...
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Copy C Drive, will it start up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clone a Hard Disk Content to Another Hard Disk Bit-for-bit copy of hard drive in Windows? I was just wondering, if you simply using something like gparted to ...
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Any ideas…used GParted and now

GParted worked liked advertised but when I went to reboot, it didn't recognize the boot drive. I read to put the Windows 7 CD in and boot from there, and then repair the boot drive using the Windows 7 ...
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Resizing a partition in GParted (or, how can I traverse 5 other partitions prior to expanding /dev/sda6)?

So, the traditionally adopted means of resizing partitions with GParted is to: Unmount all partitions (so, use a LiveCD) Right-click -> Extend partition Engulf selected partition in a flurry of ...
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gparted hangs at the real resize step, what can I do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long should it take for gparted to shrink a 44 GB partition down to 10 GB I am using gparted to resize a 600 gb ntsf partition to 200 gb. Everything goes quickly ...
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How can I view the contents of each partition in GParted?

In GParted, I'm trying to remove a partition that I'm not using (to make space for another operating system). The partition to remove is either dev/dev6 or dev/dev7. How can I view the contents of ...
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partition table looks different between Linux and Windows

I'm having some odd issues after deleting and resizing an NTFS partition with Gparted. Windows doesn't seem to see the same partition table as Linux. At first, the deleted partition showed up as ...
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How can I resize an extended partition to the left without moving it?

Testdisk made an extended partition end outside of my hard disk, so I fixed it with fixparts. Problem is, I had originally had a bit of space in the beginning of the extended partition. Now it's ...
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Merging free space & unallocated space in Hard Drive

Here is a screenshot of my Hard Disk's present condition: Now I want to add the 30.00 GB Free space to 20.91 GB unallocated(It was previously a primary partition) so that I get 50 GB unallocated ...
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Removing extended partition without deleting logical in it

I'm running a Linux-based laptop, and in order to multi-boot several distros in it, I created an extended partition which contains a bunch of logical ones with GParted. Now, after quite a long time ...
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How can I join non-consecutive partitions on internal hard disk?

I recently installed a new, larger hard disk in my PC at work (the office wouldn't spring for an upgrade for my 75GB disk, so I brought my own 2TB disk in from home). I managed to clone the original ...
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Disk ID update after partition cloning from HDD to SSD

I am looking forward to adding SSD in a laptop and in a desktop both currently having single HDD each. Laptop has single partition (well apart from the Recovery and OEM) and desktop has two partitions ...
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Fix “bad” NTFS Partition

I have two hard drives. The goal is to move the data from drive B to drive A so I can re-purpose drive B. TL;DR section at bottom. Read all of it for the details. Drive A contains Windows 7. Windows ...
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Resize partitions after instalation

Is it safe to resize partitions (with gparted live) after successfull instalation dualboot w7-mint? I swapped partition size by mistake so I need to reduce win partition and enlarge mint part.
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After installing Windows 7, I can no longer get to Debian 6 (dual boot)

I had Debian 6 on my machine (Dell Vostro 260) and used GParted to shrink the partition. I then tried installing Windows 7 on that partition. After Windows 7 installed, I could not choose which OS to ...
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Resize hard disk partition to fill empty space

I'm trying to resize a partition (using GParted) so that the first partition (in yellow) will fill the empty space (in gray). Using GParted, is it possible to resize a partition in order to fill all ...
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Fixing damaged partition table

This is continuation of Recover Extended Partition , but this time I have different problem related partition table it self. I managed to restore partition that I needed and backed up files that were ...
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gparted unallocated entire hard drive

Here is my whole situation: I have a dual booted Windows/Ubuntu computer. In order to move from space from the Ubuntu partition onto the Windows partition, I booted into a live Ubuntu 10.10 CD and ...
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How to resize extended partition?

I have primary partition with Windows XP on it. Also I have extended partition divided into 3 logical partitions: - Drive D: for Windows - Ext4 Linux System - Swap Now, Linux is my main system, and ...
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Can I cancel a resize operation in GParted without causing data loss?

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 ...
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GParted moving partition from beginning of disk to the end of a disk?

Straight forward, as the title says but, I've never moved a partition with GParted and I'm concerned that I will damage the drive. I have a screen shot. I'm trying to get the sda2 partition to use ...
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How to add unused space to another partition in gparted?

In my hard drive windows takes up 100 gb, then backtrack takes up 100 gb. When I make backtrack's partition smaller i get 100 gb for windows, 50 gb for backtrack, and 50 gb of unused space (in that ...
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Getting rid of backtrack 5?

I recently installed backtrack 5 onto my hard drive using the installer program after booting from a usb. The installer program allocated 400 gb of space and now i'm out of room for windows. How do I ...