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How extend linux partition with gparted cd live?

I have ubuntu and i want to enlarge the disk space of /dev/sda1 from 10GB to 90GB. gparted Ubuntu 9.04 live cd show: Partition File System Size /dev/sda1 ext4 10GB /dev/sda2 ...
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How do I boot VMWare guest with gParted in VMWare Infrastructure Client?

I've got ESXi on my server and have couple of Guests on it. I have increased HD size of one the guests but when I boot into that guest - Win Server 2003 - it is not reflected. I know why. I need to ...
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parted says: Error: Can't have overlapping partitions

I printed my partition table by parted: Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 0.03MB 64429MB 64429MB primary ntfs boot 64429MB ...
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How to extend a Linux ext3 partition?

I have the following partitions on my HDD: I want to extend my Linux partition /dev/sda6 with the unallocated space of ~1GB above it. But when I right click on this partition the option to ...
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partition not available after resize using gparted. how to recover it?

I ran into a problem with my HDD. I tried to make some space for my linux partition using gparted and I resized one of my NTFS partitions. Unfortunately, the operation didn't succeed and my ...
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How to fix partition table ordering?

I was going to install a completely fresh Linux distribution (Mageia) and I saw it as an opportunity to reorganize my partitions. I wanted all my non-Linux (Windows, restore, etc) partitions at the ...
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Gparted will not resize Windows XP system partition

My C: system boot partition needs to be bigger. Tried Acronis, EASUS, and PM within Windows but the partition could not be enlarged with either a merge with another partition or resizing with ...
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Repartitioning dual booting Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro configured to dual boot OSX or Ubuntu. Originally, I split the drive evenly between the two, but as I've been using Ubuntu far more heavily, and I'm running out of space on its ...
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Backtrack 5 on a Macbook Pro

Ok, so I have an Apple MacBook Pro MD313LL/A powered by OSX Lion. What I am trying to do is to get Backtrack to run natively on it. Since bootcamp only supports windows dualbooting, I found a ...
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Can it cause any kind of REAL problems to resize a partition after having an OS installed on it - or is it just an urban legend?

I just bought a laptop with some pre-setup partitions like recovery partition, OEM partition, a smaller Windows-partition and the Windows system partition. Their structure and size looks like this: ...
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Turning unallocated space into an NTFS partition

I want to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. Here's my GParted configuration: I want to set all the unallocated space to use the NTFS system so I can store my media files. dev/sda1 is MBR dev/sda2 is ...
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Parted Resize doesnt show up in mount

I used GParted to resize/move a partition on disk. The initial size was 50MB, but I shrunk my C:\ partition in windows, and then moved the start back 50GB This shows up in parted Model: ATA TOSHIBA ...
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Gparted recognizes four partitions as one single partition

I was trying to install Ubuntu 11.04. But Gparted did not recognize my machine partitions correctly. This is how Windows 7 Disk Manager showed partitions: Volume---------------------File ...
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GParted stuck applying operations after copying partition between two disks

I'm copying a partition I had on a virtual disk (VirtualBox) to a real disk. I ran GParted on the virtual machine and copied the main partition (12.98 GiB) over to the new disk, and during the copy I ...
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Windows XP freezes on welcome screen after resizing partitions

I am using Windows XP and Linux on a dual boot system and after resizing the partitions, Windows hangs just before login. I shrank the Linux partition and enlarged the Windows partition using GParted. ...
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How do I resize my ext4 partition and add the free size to an NTFS one?

I have a 500GB HDD with the following partitions. From Windows 7 I cannot resize the sda6 (ext4) partition. I want to make it about 100GB and the free size to add to the sda7 (NTFS) partition. Can ...
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Inconsistency with Debian filesystem, shows no free space even when I have 145 GB space free

I have a 200+GB HDD. I have set up Debian Squeeze 6 in following manner: I have been seeing an error message saying I have run out of disk space. I used disk usage analyzer and I found that out of ...
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Problem with formating an unformatted partition

I'd like to format my black unformatted partition into another NTFS-partition, but it seems like it's not possible format it as I'd like to. If I use diskmgmt.msc, it says: will be formatted into ...
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cannot add unallocated space to extended partition using gparted

Okay, I installed Ubuntu a while back and realized I needed more storage space so I shrunk the size of my Windows partition but I am unable to expand the Ubuntu partition. I've read several similar ...
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GParted stop after next operation

I was messing around with my drive trying some different arrangements of partition to get another one inside. overall the result doesn't differ much from the original but while messing with it I done ...
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GParted detects two partitions of 'unknown' file system

I'm copying the files from a windows machine for a friend. He had two HDDs, one was the primary HD that he booted windows from and the other had two partitions in it that are full of data. He is not ...
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How to mount a disk with data (a deleted partition table) from gpart and testdisk

I am trying to recover the ext4 partition table of a 2TB disk, where I have 900.000 files. I have cloned the original HD and now I am working on the cloned HD. And I am running Parted Magic Live CD. ...
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Installing Windows 7 from a USB Hard Drive

I have a Western Digital Passport External Hard Drive (320GB) that I want to partition to keep the data on, but use some of the free space to install Windows 7 onto my desktop computer. Microsoft has ...
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Resize a partition image with GParted?

I've resized partitions in GParted before. Now I'd like to move a large but mostly empty partition to a smaller drive. Instead of resizing it in place, I'd prefer to make a copy on a 3rd drive ...
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Playing with/editing partition table

While playing with GParted my partition table was damaged in the sense that an extended partition ended after the end of disk. To fix it I used TestDisk to backup the current partition table and ...
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Anyone have any problems with Gparted (open source partition editor) on Windows? I.e., Is it SAFE?

I need to repartition a HD in Windows 7 (delete a partition and then expand an adjacent partition). I'm happy to buy software but free is always nice. I see gParted comes recommended but just wanted ...
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GParted errors on MBR Disk, Claims it's GPT. (It's mistaken, but why?)

It's very tempting for me to go on a rant here about GParted and Linux, but I'll do my best to avoid it. :) Question: Why does GParted claim that my disk is corrupted and GPT, whereas the Disk ...
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Gparted can't see partitions on an Acer Extensa 5420 laptop

I tried to install Ubuntu on my Acer Extensa 5420 laptop. At the point where Gparted should allow me to select partitions I could not see my Windows partitions with Vista and XP installed on them. It ...
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Moving a LVM/LUKS encrypted partition to the end of a harddrive?

I need to move a LUKS encrypted partition to the end of a harddrive to expand another partition. Does anyone know how to do this? Is it possible to do this with other partition editing programs? ...
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Gparted error “can't have overlapping partitions”?

I ran an old version of the windows fdisk tool on a drive with 4 partitions (the 4th one was just unpartitioned space). I used it to format the last partition into FAT32 and then set that partition to ...
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How did I end up with a partition inside a partition?

I used to have Vista installed, but wanted to upgrade to 7. I partitioned my drive, installed 7 on the new partition then copied all my data over from the Vista partition. Then, I went to remove the ...
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Multiple partitions for an external USB hard drive used by Linux and Windows

I want to split a large external USB hard drive into at least 2 partitions. I've heard that multiple partitions on a USB drive involves problems not associated with partitioning a regular IDE/SATA ...
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Triple partitioning and using GParted to configure partitions before installing any OS

I think I'm going to give another go at the triple partition (XP/ 7/ Ubuntu 10.04). I was thinking, is the following method a good way to configure the partitions: -Boot with GParted -Use GParted ...
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Able to re-install Ubuntu 10.04 after recent install?

I just performed a triple partition involving Windows XP, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 10.04. I installed them in that order. However, I now realize that I would like to boot using Windows Boot Manager so I ...
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GParted failing to shrink hfs+ partition; Mac OSX disk utility reporting no space left

I'm trying to make a spot for Ubuntu on my external drive from which I boot my mac. Right now, the drive has only one partition, an hfs+ partition that stores Mac OS X. I'm using gparted to modify ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04, I've lost my Windows Vista boot option; GParted showing NO partitions

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, on which I had previously had a dual-boot Ubuntu 9.10 / Windows Vista set-up (plus some other nonsense that came factor-installed). There are some similar questions to ...
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usb has multiple partitions of unknown origin, did i do this through improper partitioning?

i popped a 1gb usb storage device into a desktop install of ubuntu 10.10 and tried to delete a few files but noticed it is read only. the permissions say that user 99 was the creator and when i open ...
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How long should it take for gparted to shrink a 44 GB partition down to 10 GB

I've had gparted running to shrink a Backtrack partition down to 10 GB from 44 GB. I was wondering how long that should take and wether or not it's jammed. It's been on "shrink file system" for well ...
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Shrinking partition with GParted

What I am trying to do is to shrink /dev/sda4 in order to move the unallocated 9.73 GiB up, and use them to expand /dev/sda1. However I cannot shrink it, I keep getting the error "Partitions cannot ...
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Partitioning in Ubuntu 10.04

No sound, so as suggested I upgraded to this version. Still no sound and thanks to NB seems sound is out of the question. Awhile back I downloaded gparted-live-0.7. but when i open it does not give me ...
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Unable to copy/paste partition with GParted

I have two identically sized partitions on my laptop's hard-drive (A and B we'll call them) so that when I'm ready to upgrade to a new major release of my OS on A, I can copy A to B for backup ...
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How do I recover my Grub 2 installation? The BIOS broke it

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 on my hard disk and I had one boot loader for both of them, which is Grub2. I had some problems with my bios and hard disk that Led to my issue with Grub. I ...
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Why might Gparted be failing to format partition on Dell D600 Latitude laptop?

I have installed a dozen dual boot XP / Ubuntu boxes, however this one has me stumped. After the installation failed in the partitioning phase I tried manually partitioning using a Gparted LiveCD. I ...
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Resize Win2003 system+boot partitions to bigger disks & different controller?

Have an old Win2003 server with 1 SCSI hard drive partitioned as follows: D: boot (includes D:\ntldr, boot.ini, etc.) C: system (includes C:\WINDOWS) Want to move the whole system to new hardware ...
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Cloning my Windows boot drive--Windows hangs on booting off new drive

I copied my Windows XP partition to a new drive using GParted live CD (using the GUI). I made sure to flag it as boot, and then used my XP disc to enter Recovery Console and ran fixboot and fixmbr on ...
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Why can't I install Ubuntu 10.04 on a system that already has Ubuntu 8.04?

Ubuntu 10.04 is beautiful. I love it. I am dying to install it on my PC, alongside the existing Ubuntu 8.04 (from which I write this message right now). But... it won't let me! When I reach the ...
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Any crucial information, about coping partition with installed win7 from hhd to ssd using GParted?

I have pretty old windows 7 installation on hdd, i can't install fresh windows on my new ssd, co i need to copy whole partition. I chose GParted to do it. Any crucial information about this? Will i ...
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How do I move this unallocated space to the beginning of the disk?

I need to move a 420GB unallocated space, buried in an extended partition, to the beginning of the disk. Is there a way to do this using GParted? Here is the current 'fdisk -l' snapshot: Disk ...
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partitioning netbook without DVD drive using gparted

HP Netbook Mini 210 F14 xfce I installed F14 xfce and using the entire disk. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 97G 4.0G 92G 5% / tmpfs ...
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Shrink mounted linux partition

I want to shrink a Linux partition to make room for a Windows 7 installation coming up, but GParted (running within Linux) will not allow me to shrink the mounted /dev/sda2 partition. Is there any ...