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Reclaim unallocated space for Windows partition - extend Windows partition on Mac

I'm trying to extend the Windows partition running on my MacBook Air (Bootcamp is used) without losing any data, of course. What I have done is that I have used GParted live to shrink the OS X Lion ...
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Can't run gParted Live

I prepared gParted Live on my pendrive using unetbootin. When I try to boot from that pendrive I got blikning line and nothing more. What could me wrong?
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Resize partition of Windows 7 running on VirtualBox with dynamically allocated storage

I run Windows 7 inside VirtualBox. I resized the disk of Windows 7 from 25 GB to 50 GB: VBoxManage modifyhd Windows\ 7\ Pro.vdi --resize 50000 ...
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cant allocate free space to partition ubuntu 12.04

I have 26GB of unlocatted space and I want to add that space to my existing partitions. The problem is that i cant seem to use use that space to resize the partitions. Here is my partitions list in ...
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Recover partition tables/bad hd

I had a some problems in my Hard-drive and now the hard drive seems to be corrupted. Its Seagate 500GB Hard-Drive The hard drive started doing problems when i copied files to it, and started to shut ...
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Bypass “Daemon is inhibited”

When GParted is open, I cannot use the GUI to mount, unmount, or do other operations to partitions. The GUI (includes GNOME, KDE, and Xfce) complains that the "daemon is inhibited". However, if I ...
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How can I remove an uncessessary extended partition with only one member in gparted?

I've been changing this hard drive around, and have stumbled into this problem. I'm trying to get my hard drive back to just its original 4 partitions, but I can't seem to get rid of the "shell" of an ...
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How to burn a DVD from within GParted Live CD?

I made the mistaking of using GParted to repartition my hard drive before making sure I have an OS reinstall disk ready. I have the iso somewhere in the hard drive. How can I burn a DVD from this ...
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How do I safely partition a hard-drive to accept a GNU/Linux distribution in the presence of OneKey Recovery?

I am currently using a Lenovo Essentials G550 Laptop. When the laptop was sold by Lenovo, a proprietary recovery solution created by the same company was bundled with the laptop, taking the name of ...
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Extending fourth extended partition to occupy more space

I've got four partitions on my 250GB hard drive: (primary /dev/sda1, NTFS) Windows 7 Recovery partition (17.05 GB) (primary /dev/sda2, NTFS) Windows 7 Boot Menu (100 MB) (primary /dev/sda3, NTFS) ...
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How can I resize an NTFS partition when there are bad sectors?

I want to extend a partition, but in between the partition and the un-allocated space, there is a large NTFS partition in which Windows is installed. When I use GParted to try and move the NTFS ...
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Windows no longer booting after copying partition using Gparted

I originally had 3 partitions on my hard disk: Vista Storage Seven I just used Gparted to delete the Vista partition and copy the Seven partition onto it. I was going to see if it would boot. If ...
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Can't recover hard drive

My drive got corrupt after a thunderstorm. It used to be 1 partition of 2.5tb but now it shows 2 partitions. It's weird because 300gig free space is about how much it had before corrupting, but it was ...
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Missing SSD storage capacity

I recently cloned my windows installation to a new SSD, the partition on my old hard drive was 111 GB whereas my new SSD is 120 GB. I used paragon Paragon Migrate OS to SSD and told it to use the ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Y480 can't reinstall windows?

Alright, so here's the deal... For a while, I wanted to mess with Linux. I don't know why, but I wanted to. So, what I did was use WUBI and install Ubuntu. Because of some unknown reason (Intel Rapid ...
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How can I recover a lost MBR/boot sector?

I had a VDI (VirtualBox Virtual Disk Image) with Ubuntu 11.10 (64bit, I think) installed on it. Earlier, while running a GParted live CD on my Virtual Machine to erase the partition table of another ...
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How to remove bad sectors information from cloned partition?

When some bad sectors ( literally 5 ) appeared on my previous HDD, I decided to replace it. I decided to clone whole drive using dd (run from GPartEd) in do-not-stop-on-read-error mode. That is: ...
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Increase partition size with GParted

I am using GParted to increase the size of a partition (C:). I have reduced the size of the D: partition and have plenty of unallocated space right after the C: partition, but it simply won't let me ...
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HP Recovery partition not accessable after repartitioning

I have HP Laptop that came with preinstalled Win 7. It actually had 4 primary partitions: 200 MB System partition that is not visible in Windows C: partition HP_Recovery partition of about 15 GB ...
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview doesn't boot off a DVD of GParted

I have a Windows 8 Consumer Preview installation on my desktop computer. It's been running pretty well, except for a few issues that are not related by a long shot. Until now. I wanted to install ...
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Partitioning laptop with 4 primary partitions

I have HP laptop with 4 primary partitions. The second one is windows partition and other 3 are recovery, system and blah blah(i.e. unusable) So, basically my explorer shows only one partition where i ...
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Non destructively enlarging HFS+ system partition

How can I enlarge my HFS+ system partition? I've tried GParted and other methods (the dragging scrubber is not available, even booting with installation DVD to ensure that the system partition is not ...
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Reboot fails with “Invalid partition”

My laptop can boot, but it can't reboot. Any time something restarts the laptop (e.g. to apply Windows updates, or Start Menu->Restart, etc), the computer sits at a black screen with the message ...
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Resize main partition with gparted

I'm trying to create a dual-boot machine, having Linux Mint 12 installed already. I have only one partition that occupies the whole hdd space. I want to cut some space from it and create a new ...
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Moving linux partition so to be next to free space

I had a triple boot windows 7, Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 11.10. I deleted the partition that the 11.10 was in and now I have free space on my ext4 partition. I want to use that space which is located ...
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Mismatch between CxHxS and “total number of sectors”

Model: ATA ST320LT007-9ZV14 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 38913,80,62 Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B BIOS cylinder,head,sector geometry: 38913,255,63. Each cylinder is 8225kB. Partition Table: ...
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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 ...