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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 ...
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Gparted doesn't detect any partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my laptop. First I installed it inside Windows and when it boots for first time I got the error message "couldn't find root filesystem , try partition table ...
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How can I move my partition in GParted?

The following is a screenshot of GParted running on my system. There is a small unallocated space at the beginning of the list. This 1 MiB space is kind of annoying and I'd like to merge with any ...
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1 TB hdd and no space to create a partition for linux !

I have a brand new Acer aspire 5811 with core i5 processor and all that. There is windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed on it. I want to install arch and setup a dual boot system. EDIT: Looks like ...
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Windows XP installed on C: drive, nothing on D: - how can D: be a system partition?

I reinstalled Windows XP on a friend's computer. It was nuked with viruses and malware, so I booted with a Ubuntu live CD and used GParted to make a new partition (recovery), move all of their files ...
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Add unallocated space to lvm

I shrunk my windows partition and now have 10 GB of unallocated space that I now want to use to grow my / partition which is an ext4 in an lvm. I'm running Fedora 12. I ran system-config-lvm but the ...
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do ntfsresize and gparted work on a disk image mounted through the loop device?

I need to resize a NTFS partition in a disk for which I have an image (dumped with dd). I mounted it through the loop device on linux: # losetup -o 32256 /dev/loop0 disk.img # I got the offset from ...
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How to move a partition to the end in gparted?

I can't find a way to move the partition /dev/sdb2 to the end, where 12GB are free. I can resize (expand) the partition, but not create (insert) any free space in front of it. How to do the trick? ...
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“Reboot and select proper boot device”?

I didn't find the answer in Clonezilla's site/mailing list archives. Maybe someone has already seen this issue and knows how to recover from it: On a test host, using www.partedmagic.com, I created ...
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gparted installed on OpenSuse shows all file system types as greyed out except for hfs

I have had this problem before and fixed it, but I don't recall how I did it and I did not record it (sadness :( ) I have all the requisite commands installed on OpenSuse to support gparted's efforts ...
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Windows reports discrepancy in partition sizes after resizing with gparted

My drive was formatted to look like the following: Partition 1 - NTFS - 100Gb for Windows XP Partition 4 - Extended Partition Partition 5 - EXT3 - Linux boot partition - 200 Mb Partition 6 - XFS - ...
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Resizing a partition with gparted resulted in an error, how do I recover the old Linux ext3 partition?

Well, gparted crapped on me, and I was dumb enough to not keep the log file. Basically, I was trying to increase the size of my main (home) linux partition, and in the middle of the gparted operation ...
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How can I mark a logical partition as active?

I need to fix the bootsector on my Windows 7 partition by using this command from a rescue disk: bootrec /fixboot However my Windows 7 partition needs to be marked active by Windows to do this (or ...
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Adding unallocated partition to Ubuntu in VMware

I've installed Ubuntu 9.10 on a Windows XP using vmware. As most do, I initially setup the size of the virtual drive to 8GB and soon realized I need more. I used the VMware utility to expand the ...
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How to hide a partition?

I bought a small 32 GB SSD to store the operating system (Windows 7) and my applications. I'll copy the existing boot partition (30 GB) from my harddisk (WD Velociraptor) to the SSD using GParted ...
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“No space left on device” after resizing partition

I decided to resize the partition on my storage drive (with gparted), all seemed to go well but now when I try to create directories or copy files to the drive I get a "No space left on device" error. ...
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On Ubuntu / Linux, after running ntfsresize, must you run fdisk? Instead, can you run GParted to resize the partition?

GParted cannot shrink the partition since it says there are 5 bad sectors that are hardware related. (Scan disk on Windows XP can't fix them). So, after booting up the GParted disc, I used the ...
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After partition tool GParted take a screen snapshot, where is the file located?

After partition tool GParted is done with the partitioning, I looked at the details and the further details of each action by clicking on them. To save it as a record, I took 2 screen snapshots too ...
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Why does partition tool GParted read the 190GB of data twice when shrink a 250GB partition to 190GB?

When using GParted to shrink a 250GB partition to 190GB, I thought it will move the 60GB of data back into the 190GB region and call it done. But instead it reads the 190GB of data twice, the first ...
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Is there a reason the partition tool GParted doesn't show a percentage finish number initially?

I am using GParted more, and it seems to do a reliable work. I just wonder why if the tasks is to resize a 250GB partition to 190GB, and then create a new partition, the first 10, 15 minutes, there ...
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Is using Ubuntu 9.04 installation disc to re-partition almost just as good as GParted?

Is using Ubuntu 9.04 installation disc to re-partition almost just as good as GParted? Do you need to some how stop the installation after the re-partition? thanks. the reason of using this method ...
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How to start up Gparted? (to partition hard drive)

How can Gparted be used? I went to download Stable releases of GParted Live at http://sourceforge.net/projects/gparted/files/gparted-live-stable/ for the 0.4.6-1 version. After the .iso image ...
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Is GParted very reliable? Is it as good as Partition Magic?

In the old days, I used Partition Magic which can support up to 80GB hard drives. But now it seems needing to buy a copy that will support 1TB drive or 2TB drive and pay $60 or $70 for it... (the ...
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GParted Live is telling me I have 2 bad sectors on my system drive

I just wanted to use GParted on my laptop to resize my partitions. Unfortunately, GParted said the operation couldn't be done, then there are 2 bad sectors on the partition. It's the system ...
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Gparted warning: Unable to find mountpoint

I've got a working Ubuntu 8.04 system, but when I went to partition a new disk I saw a warning on my boot partition. It's the orange triangle with an exclamation point, and the error is: Unable to ...
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resizing partitions with gparted

When I installed linux, there was a program that ran during installation which allowed me to allocate space from my hard disk to create a new partition. I think this was the GNOME Partition Editor; ...