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GParted Copy Filesystem really slow

I recently got a new HDD and I am attempting to clone a Windows partition from my old one with GParted (running off live usb). What's bothering me is that GParted has been stuck on copying filesystem ...
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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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Cleared vs. Unformatted partition in GParted

I am running a database-like application that writes and reads data directly to and from a raw block device. I would like to create a new partition for this purpose, and I am using GParted. I've ...
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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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How to set up a Live CD or USB with GParted?

How do I set up a Live CD or a Live USB to run GParted? Alternatively, how can I install GParted on my already set up Linux distribution? This is a Q&A blog-like question to refer any ...
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How to add or remove partitions using the GParted partition manager?

How can I remove a partition using GParted? How can I create a new partition? This is a Q&A blog-like question to describe the steps of the above operations. Feel free to refer anyone to this ...
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How to modify the starting boundary of an ext4 partition?

There are 4 partitions on the disk. parted /dev/sda --script -- print ... 1 1049KB 50.0GB ... ext4 2 50GB 82GB ... linux-swap 3 82GB 100GB ... ext4 4 100GB 1000GB ... ext4 My goal is to ...
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Laptop won't boot anymore

I had Ubuntu only on my Laptop and wanted to try FreeBSD out. My operating system was on /dev/sdb. /dev/sda was spare and I made a 100GB partition on it with the help of gparted. Subsequently I just ...
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Using GParted to copy Windows partition. Boot flag on Recovery partition

I am trying to understand how booting works with a Recovery partition. In the past when I have restored a Windows partition using GParted with a copy that I made earlier, I needed to use a Windows ...
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Tools to convert GPT to MBR without access to an OS

I wiped my Windows 8 thinking I could install Win7 x86 but I can't because the disk is GPT. I need to convert to MBR. Is there a tool to do that? Maybe I wrong: but it seems like GParted can only do ...
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Fixing damaged partition table

This is continuation of Recover Extended Partition , but this time I have different problem related partition table it self. I managed to restore partition that I needed and backed up files that were ...
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Extending fourth extended partition to occupy more space

I've got four partitions on my 250GB hard drive: (primary /dev/sda1, NTFS) Windows 7 Recovery partition (17.05 GB) (primary /dev/sda2, NTFS) Windows 7 Boot Menu (100 MB) (primary /dev/sda3, NTFS) ...
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windows 8 stops working after gparted

My laptop (windows 8.1) has a big partition so i would like to spit it into two smaller partitions. I tried hirens boot and jumped into gparted (something i have never used before) I resized windows ...
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What are the different Partition Types listed in gparted?

I am reformatting an older 40meg drive using gparted from within a Linux distro. The drive had no partitions and no partition table, so I am creating a new Partition Table via the Advanced option. ...
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Unable to shink C: Partion [duplicate]

I have been trying to shrink my C: drive partion but currently to no avail. I am unsure about using 3rd party software to do it (such as gParted or EaseUS Partition Master Free). So I have a 1TB ...
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Move partition data with dd to the right

I need some help to get a dd command line that is moving my partition blockwise to the right. I stumbled upon an error when using tools to image some pcs and now I need to repartiition those machines ...
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Partitioning Windows 8.1 in order to have data partition first and system partitions at HDD end

How can I have recovery partition at the HDD end? My aim is to have data partition installed on fastest sectors of my hard drive, as I don't really care if restoring operations are slow... During ...
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NTDETECT failed while installing XP

The first installation on my laptop is Ubuntu. Now, I need to dual boot windows XP along with Ubuntu. I have an windows XP installation image on hard disk. I have created a bootable USB stick from the ...
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Cannot format a 64 GB Class 10 SanDisk card

I have this card and it has suddenly gone read only. Windows and my phone can only read and cannot add or delete files from it. I am currently trying gparted to correct this card, but it is of no use. ...
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Cannot shrink ntfs partition with GParted - couldn't update MFT error

I'm shrinking my data partition (>550 GB) to open up some space for installing Ubuntu (along side my existing Windows 7). However, I received this message: ERROR(30): Couldn't update MFT own ...
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Trying to create a new partition table

I have a 64gb sd card which i have used as storage. When i had it in my laptop and by accident i pulled it out when it was mounted. The card didn't mount when i put it back in, but gparteds recovert ...
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Cannot resize the home partition in Ubuntu 13.10

I have no option for resizing my home partition, and I also cannot unmount it. When I try to unmount it, it says that other partitions are mounted on it. How can I resize my home partition?
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resizing (and moving?) partitions in Linux

I'd like to use GParted (or fdisk) to go from the configuration in picture to one where I have the same ammount of space for swap and /, while /home eats all the remaining space. Is there a simple way ...
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GParted moving partition from beginning of disk to the end of a disk?

Straight forward, as the title says but, I've never moved a partition with GParted and I'm concerned that I will damage the drive. I have a screen shot. I'm trying to get the sda2 partition to use ...
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Gparted reduce C drive from unused space only

I have two questions (1). The C drive has 130 GB space, 64 GB used and 66 unused. So if I resize C drive to 100 GB, the 30 GB will be removed from 66 GB only right and not from 64 GB? (2). There are ...
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VirtualBox guest not acknowledging expanded drive; Win7 on Win7

I think I'm experiencing a wierd issue; I hope I'm not, and that I'm just somehow missing something consistently. Here's a quick breakdown: Running VirtualBox 4.3.10 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1) ...
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Resizing physical partition from Virtual Machine

I would like to use a GParted live CD to resize some partition on my laptop. Unfortunately I don't have an USB disk/CD to write the image on. Is there a way to boot gparted on a virtual machine and ...
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How do I boot VMWare guest with gParted in VMWare Infrastructure Client?

I've got ESXi on my server and have couple of Guests on it. I have increased HD size of one the guests but when I boot into that guest - Win Server 2003 - it is not reflected. I know why. I need to ...
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MicroSD Overlapped partitions

I have a SanDisk MicroSD HC card (16GB) and I'm facing some problems using it. It was installed on a Nolia E71 cellphone (wich can handle SD cards up to 8GB - I believe this is a clue to the answer to ...
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Lost data after incomplete resize operation on a partition

Prior to the resize operation I had three partitions on the drive. Let's call them A, B and C (in order). First I will put in the facts: Partition B was small in size and the data on it was no ...
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Gparted will not resize Windows XP system partition

My C: system boot partition needs to be bigger. Tried Acronis, EASUS, and PM within Windows but the partition could not be enlarged with either a merge with another partition or resizing with ...
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What is the best way to add unallocated space located before to Ubuntu 12.04 partition with GParted live?

I have my 1TB disk partitioned in three main parts: /dev/sda1 NTFS SYSTEM 100 Mb /dev/sda2 NTFS Win7 469.12 Gb (too large!!) /dev/sda3 extended 373.36 Gb /dev/sda5/ ext4 358.21 Gb /dev/sda6 swap ...
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Any way to make partitioning tools see kpartx-created devices?

I have a dd'ed disk image file with me. I can use a tool like kpartx to create a device-mapper device from this disk image file. But partitioning programs like gparted and fdisk don't list my ...
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Difference between partition and partition table

I'm familiar with the concept of a partition. For example, you could divide a hard drive up into multiple partitions, with different formats, such as ntfs for windows and ext4 for linux and then use ...
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Removing Failed Install Partition of Ubuntu

Alright so I attempted to install Xubuntu on my laptop twice. The first one I cancelled accidentally; the second one worked. The end result is the following disk structure: /dev/sda1 - System ...
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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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dd Copies Drive with no Errors, Gparted shows Partitions as Empty, No Flags

So with the assistance of Hennes I was able to use dd to copy my entire sda to sdb, but after dd finished I checked the partitions with gparted and found that all partitions were listed as empty, the ...
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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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Windows 7 system left in unusable state after moving system partition

I tried doing some PC maintenance on my home computer last night, and hosed it up. A couple years ago i installed a 120GB SSD in my PC. I partitioned it into two equal partitions, the first being my ...
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Mismatch between CxHxS and “total number of sectors”

Model: ATA ST320LT007-9ZV14 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 38913,80,62 Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B BIOS cylinder,head,sector geometry: 38913,255,63. Each cylinder is 8225kB. Partition Table: ...
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conversion of simple volume to primary volume

My Samsung laptop has 5 partition in it . And all are simple volume partition so that there is no primary partition in my disk hence i cannot install Ubuntu in my laptop .I have tried many software ...
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GParted reports bad blocks on a new drive?

I have a pretty old Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop that had a failing drive (boots started failing, S.M.A.R.T. parameters showed reallocated sectors), so I used Clonezilla to copy the data to a new drive ...
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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 “cut” sda5 to sda2? or how to boot GParted?

I'm using CentOS 6.4 via VMWare. At once, I created my PC just 20Gb But now, I need to expand my PC to 120Gb. So i've add 100Gb by using VMware. But it doesn't work when i check it via samba. I try ...
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MBR equals msdos for gparted?

I want to create a MBR partition table with GParted. In the confirmation window I can choose between various types of partition table. Default is msdos. Is it the same as MBR partition table? I'm ...
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Reallocate some free space to another partition

I'm at the moment in this situation: and I'd like to take likely 10GB from /dev/sda1 and add them to /dev/sda3 is it possible without damaging other partitions? It's like an hour I'm struggling ...
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fat32 usb turned RAW Gparted:input output error and now it isn't in mount devices at all no solutions worked

The device is not visible under the section Mount Devices in Parted Magic, nor in my mini-install of Windows XP. I've tried several things to fix the 16GB flash drive, which is a Kingston Data ...
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I'm out of ideas how to get my usb drive working again.No solutions on the internet worked

The device is not visible under the section Mount Devices in Parted Magic, nor in my mini-install of Windows XP. I've tried several things to fix the 16GB flash drive, which is a Kingston Data ...
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Data on unallocated space

Earlier, on a separate question, I was trying to recover data from a lost partition. Specifically, the partition was lost from a Windows 7 NTFS partition, and is now unallocated space. Through ...
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partition not available after resize using gparted. how to recover it?

I ran into a problem with my HDD. I tried to make some space for my linux partition using gparted and I resized one of my NTFS partitions. Unfortunately, the operation didn't succeed and my ...