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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 ...
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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 ...