GNOME's disk partition editor

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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; ...