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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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How to resize boot partition on ubuntu 14.10 using gparted

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my pc of 500GB HDD. I created a seperate boot partition and now its running low on space while upgrading to 15.04. I even tried cleaning out spaces, still its not ...
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Cloned old SSD to new, larger SSD - can't align partitions

I went from a 120GB SSD to a 480GB SSD, but because I dual-boot between Windows and Linux, I can't seem to get the new, unallocated space beside either of the partitions for an extension to happen. I ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 installation error “Ubi-partman failed with exit code 141”

During the installation of Kubuntu 15.04, I get the error "Ubi-partman failed with exit code 141". I did some researcher on the topic and found that one popular reason for the problem is having ...
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Resizing Win 10 partition (only Win 8 installation CD)

I am about to resize my Win 10 partition to install Ubuntu. From what I read Windows partition tool will not be able to give you space you want, since it cannot move certain MFT-files. Using GParted ...
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Resize 5 Tb ext4 empty drive with Gparted takes 40 hs

I have an external 5 Tb drive connected via a USB3 port. I just formatted it to ext4, so it's completely empty. I told Gparted to resize it so as to leave some ~100 Gb of unallocated space at the ...
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cloning SSD onto bigger SSD and resize - alignment or other low level stuff?

I have a Dell M4700, one 128GB mSata SSD, one HDD, 16 GB RAM, some i7 CPU. Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, installed on SSD, HDD for storage and some big programs. The Windows works fine, all programs ...
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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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Progress state: VBOX_E_NOT_SUPPORTED

deathstar> VBoxManage showhdinfo XP.vdi UUID: fa2d24af-bd52-4928-89d3-c8c5feeb7b75 Parent UUID: base State: created Type: normal (base) Location: /root/...
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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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Corrupt NTFS partition's MFT – Which tool is right? What tool to fix?

I used Avira Rescue Disk (Ubuntu 12.04) to access a broken NTFS boot partition. Windows 7 fails to mount it: it displays a bluescreen ("UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME") and restarts immediately. With the ...
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ntfsresize says NTFS partition inconsistent but chkdsk doesn't find anything

I am trying to shrink a NTFS partition on which, currently, Win10 is installed. The hard disk is a SSD. Disk management utility is not allowing me to shrink even a bit. It shows the amount of shrink ...
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Gparted cannot resize extended or LVM partition

I created a VM using VirtualBox and realized it was small. So, i managed (after some time) to create a new, bigger HD. Live GParted CD image (v.022): Now I need to integrate the unallocated ...
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Can't create a partition table on micro SD card

I'm trying to reformat a micro SD card that was previously in a raspberry pi (and had stopped working). However, when I plug it into my main computer (arch) and try to partition it, I can't because ...
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How can I format a drive that is infected by crypto locker?

I am attempting to format an infected SD card on my Mac to no avail. When I use disk utility, and erase the disk, it says it erased but the disk still has the same content on it. I am considering ...
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GParted leaves 1MB unallocated space at end of external HDD, override/alternative?

I only say external HD, I don’t have this issue with internal HDs. I created a GPT table, then made one NTFS volume. It shows 1MB unallocated at end of disk. I know it is a backup of the GPT table, ...
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Why does GParted make my flash disk bootable? If not malware then what?

I did sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda where /dev/sda is my flash disk. /dev/sda was all zeros after this. Then I created a partition table with GParted on the flash disk. I made no other changes. Now ...
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Expanding 2 partitions with other partitions surrounding them

I am upgrading my Dell XPS 13 9333's SSD from 128gb to 512gb. I have been able to get all the stuff over to my new SSD (my old one is in a USB enclosure), but I cannot expand my Windows 10 (/dev/sda5) ...
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Increase Kali Linux Home Partition

I have been searching around the internet to find out how to increase my Kali partition with some unallocated space, but I haven't found the answer. I am using GParted in a live Kali Linux 1.1.0 USB ...
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Can't resize VirtualBox drive. Debian

I had Debian Virtual Machine with 8 Gb vdi disk. Later i need have been some extra space. I resize vdi disk with VBoxManage modifyhd Debian.vdi --resize 20Gb Next, i download GParted ISO and create ...
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Preserve Ubuntu/Win7 dual boot after moving/resizing current Ubuntu partition

I have Win 7 and Ubuntu 15.10 dual booting at the moment. Windows XP on sda1 is what I am trying to get rid of, so that I can then expand sda2 LEFT and resize sda6 (Ubuntu) LEFT to give me more room. ...
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How to copy Microsoft Reserved Partition partition from hard disk drive to SSD using GParted?

I’m using GParted to clone all data from HDD to SSD on each Workstation in our Company. I got two problems there: How do I copy the Microsoft Reserved Partition? GParted marks this as unknown (...
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How do I disable automount in Debian 8?

I've managed to override any automounting in Debian 7 by opening GParted before connecting any USB drive or hotplugging Sata drives. But now in Debian 8, this doesn't work anymore since Gparted went ...
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Seagate 3TB drive just failed, options?

I just had a Seagate 3TB Barracuda drive fail on me. Windows cannot see the drive at all and it seems the BIOS seems to hesitate a bit when doing a SMART check, then shows all my drives except for the ...
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MacBook Pro does not boot - prohibition screen - does not see hard drive - blinking folder - stop sign

I have a macbook pro (2009) which was dual booted to windows. Windows bluescreened, I restarted, and the mac woulnt boot (blinking folder question mark). I pulled the hard drive out, copied the data ...
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How to move unlocated space out of the extended partition

I got his partition scheme: I want to give the unlocated space to /dev/sda1 (my system partition) from /dev/sda2 my extended partition. To reach that, I think i must move out the unlocated space ...
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ntfsresize and gparted complain about bad sectors on cloned partition but there are none

I have a 2.5year old 1tb HDD (A WD Blue WD10EZEX) that is dying. The 740gb (only 340gb are occupied) Windows 7 partition on it started experiencing bad sector issues after a particularly nasty system ...
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Can't see the HDD unallocated space from windows on gparted

I currently have three booted up operating systems on my Desktop: Kali Linux Ubuntu Windows 10 The three of them are booted up from my SSD. both Ubuntu and Kali /home partitions are as shown in ...
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Multiple errors on installing Ubuntu after Windows 10

(Please even read the comments to understand better) So let me start from the beginning. I downloaded Ubuntu in my Windows 10 and burned it to the USB. When I restarted I saw boot options and ...
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clone HDD to bigger HDD - align to sectors?

I have a 320 gb HDD, which is too small for me. There is a Windows 7 OS on it. I would like to clone this HDD onto a 1TB HDD, using Parted Magic or gparted. The HDD on the 1TB has a 320 GB partition ...
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Make bootable partition from a Live CD

I have a dual-boot system with Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10, behind GRUB2. I'd like to add a separate bootable partition that I can use for partition editing and recovery tasks. I've downloaded 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 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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Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14 dual boot partition mystery

I clean installed windows 8.1 on a new 1TB HD. During which I created a 120G partition for windows to live on. (it also creates a small 350M system partition by default). Next, using a LIVE CD I ...
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Does resizing an ext4 partition formats it?

I currently have my hard-disk divided in 3 ext4 partitions as shown in the image below. Now, recently I've been needing more space and I would like extend the sda2 by shrinking the sda1 and adding ...
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Cloned Linux Mint Root parition to a new disk - won't boot

I used gparted and dd to clone a failing drive's root & swap partitions to a new drive. First I used gparted to copy and paste the root partition into a larger partition, gparted said it resized ...
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Error when tried to install 3 operation systems

I would like to have 3 Operation Systems on my Hard disk drive ,namely 2 Linux (e.g. Ubuntu and Debian) and 1 windows(e.g. Windows 7). How should I partition my HDD? (Which file systems and What ...
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External drive is extremely slow and freezing when saving files on it

I'm cloning repositories on my 5T external drive. It is extremely slow. It is not an SSD, but I feel that something is wrong somewhere. I created two partitions on it: 10k MB (~10 GB): ext4 the ...
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Will GParted deactivate cause data loss?

I am using GParted Live CD to resize a Fedora external USB drive. I have a locked lvm2 pv disk on GParted. I have to deactivate it in order to shrink it, according to my online search. But that ...
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Windows see resized FAT32 as RAW

I used gparted 0.24.0 parted 3.2 (on Arch Linux) to resize & move a FAT32 partition. After rebooted to Windows 10, the partition was detected as RAW. chkdsk refuse to check the partition, ...
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why does it seem to be good practice to set partition limits to whole MB values?

recently I moved to a new hardware with all the joys and chores of learning how things changed and do work now. when I came across the re/partitioning task using gparted it automatically chose to set ...
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USB won't format, shows as RAW in the disk management

I have a 32GB Kingston USB. It worked fine for almost a year now and I have filled it many times with data. Last time I connected it to my LCD TV to watch a movie and forgot it there for 2 weeks. ...
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ext4 partition got damaged after I increased the size

The file system got damaged, so it´s unreadable. Tried with GParted, the terminal (fsck, e2fsck) but nothing. I had Windows next to Linux and deleted Windows and extended Linux but don´t know why, the ...
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Windows 10 will not boot with source of clone attached

I cloned a windows 10 installation from a 1T HDD to a 500G SSD using clonezilla. Everything is fine as long as I don't attached the HDD drive that I used as the source of the clone. Here is what I ...
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Remove TrueCrypt encrypted partition

I have a laptop that someone gave me to reinstall windows on. The problem is, it's encrypted with TrueCrypt and they do not know the password. So I figured I would just boot up gparted and remove all ...
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Can't boot into Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu on same SSD

I installed Ubuntu from a USB stick, using the Live version to run gpartedto partition my disk. The disk is a 500GB SSD, and I reduced the size of the Windows installation, and then moved the next ...
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Gparted error — now disk disappeared

I tried to resize my 3TB internal HDD with gparted and it would just hang about halfway through. So I instead tried to reformat the entire drive to ext4 using GParted. I deleted it, then allocated ...
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How do change the file system format of usb? or how do I get gparted to work

alright a little background: I'm currently trying to get a working usb for gparted so I can install arch linux. I'm currently using Lubuntu. I'm relatively new to linux, partitioning, and generally ...
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How can I merge these two partitions?

i'm kind of a noob so i figured i should ask first before i destory my laptop. Here is a picture of the partitions: made with a live ubuntu usb flash drive I want to merge the dev/sda6 partition (...