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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 ...
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Resize ubuntu partition

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 10.04 and Vista laptop. My Ubuntu partions /dev/sda4 extended, which contains a /dev/sda5 ext4 and a /dev/sda6 ntfs partition. Vista is on /dev/sda2 ntfs. I would like to ...
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How can I copy a drive image to a new SSD and make it bootable?

I recently purchased a G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB SSD, and attempted to make an image of my current drive, and restore that image to the new SSD. The current drive is a 320GB HDD in an HP Envy 14 ...
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Disk is full after runing gparted?

I have around a 150GB hard drive that I had fully allocated to Ubuntu 10.10. I fired up the gparted live cd and reduced it by 47GB for a small ntfs partition for Windows. When it was completed, I ...
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How long does it usually take to format a 2TB external HD using ext4 and gparted?

How long does it usually take to format a 2TB external HD using ext4 and gparted?
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Gparted: during a partition resize my NTFS partition gone, how can i recover it?

i was using Gparted on Ubuntu 10.04 to resize /dev/sda5 and free up 1 GB of space. during the operation it gave a failure and now the partition is unknown, no type, no data. the disk was 20.0 GB and ...
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Recover a disk after failed gparted resize

I was trying to resize an external ntfs hard drive, so that I could make room at the front of the disk for a swap partition. At the end of the process gparted encountered an error. It couldn't see my ...
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How can I resize a partition managed by LVM?

I have a fresh CentOS install on my machine and I would like to make space on the drive available in order to install Arch Linux. Unfortunately, LVM is new to me and doesn't appear to work well ...
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GParted won't detect Raid-0 in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx

On Ubuntu 9.10 it detected my nvidia RAID-0 (I'm using a 780i motherboard from Nvidia). The problem is that when I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 gparted no longer detects the RAID EVEN with an Ubuntu ...
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how to stop a partition move early

I'm using gParted to try to add some free space to the beginning of a large drive. The partition was 415 GB and set gParted in motion to shrink it to 365gb and move it to the right, giving me 50gb of ...
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Can a partitioning gone wrong reduce HD size?

I've got a new 500 Gb hard drive. I want to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu in it, so I've booted it with Ubuntu and GParted shows me the 500 Gb. I set up a primary partition for Win7 and logical ...
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Removing Ubuntu from iMac, can I delete the “EFI” partition?

I booted from the Live CD and started GParted to delete the ubuntu partitions. I now have a bunch of free space and 2 Partitions: Macintosh HD, AND, a fat32 partition called EFI that takes up about ...
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Restore Win 7 MBR without Recovery/Install Disc

Here is what I'm trying to do. I'm trying to switch my Primary OS drive from a larger hard drive (1TB) to a smaller hard drive (64GB SSD). All my data only totals up to +/- 35GB, which should fit on ...
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Merge LVM Partition with unallocated Space

I have a linux hard drive with three areas: /dev/hda1 - ext3 boot partition (20 MB) /dev/hda2 - lvm2 main partition (6 GB) unpartitioned space - 12 GB I would like to merge the unpartitioned space ...
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Accidentally replaced the partition table using GParted in UBUNTU

This machine has UBUNTU & wINDOWS XP. I'm currently logged into UBUNTU. I was just checking the features of GParted and accidentally clicked Device > Create Partition Table. A default MS-DOS ...
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GParted tells me my partition has 1.30 GiB used space but I cannot access its contents

I've a ext4 partition (/dev/sda7) for my Linux. And, another (/dev/sda5) for keeping my data. When I installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, I set the mount point of /dev/sda5 to "/" and that of /dev/sda5 to ...
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Gparted: Copy Greyed Out

I booted my system to a gparted linux live CD and I have two partitions: /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 I want to move both of them to my new physical hard drive (called /dev/sdb). When I right click on ...
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Ways to increase my Ubuntu partition space

I am currently running Ubuntu and Windows 7 as dual-boot on a single HD. The problem is that when I installed Ubuntu, I didn't allocate as much space as I thought I would need and now I need ...