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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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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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Using GParted to convert GPT to MBR without access to an OS

I wiped my Windows 8 thinking I could install Windows 7 x86 but I can't because the disk is GPT. I need to convert to MBR. I'm trying to use GParted to convert to MBR but it seems GParted can only ...
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Why does a cloned Windows 7 BCD contain incomplete data (and, therefore, prevent booting)?

I have had the misfortune to need to clone a dual-booting Windows XP/7 box to replace its hard drive with a smaller one. I had great trouble getting it to boot and would like to understand what's ...
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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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Resize partition of Windows 7 running on VirtualBox with dynamically allocated storage

I run Windows 7 inside VirtualBox. I resized the disk of Windows 7 from 25 GB to 50 GB: VBoxManage modifyhd Windows\ 7\ Pro.vdi --resize 50000 0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%...70%...80%...90%...
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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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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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Installing Windows 7 from a USB Hard Drive

I have a Western Digital Passport External Hard Drive (320GB) that I want to partition to keep the data on, but use some of the free space to install Windows 7 onto my desktop computer. Microsoft has ...
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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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Turning unallocated space into an NTFS partition

I want to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. Here's my GParted configuration: I want to set all the unallocated space to use the NTFS system so I can store my media files. dev/sda1 is MBR dev/sda2 is ...
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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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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 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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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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Is it safe to resize Windows partition with GParted?

Is there any chance that my Widnows will fail to load after resizing its partition? I remember ~4 years ago i wanted to install Ubuntu as second system on my laptop and i used live-USB with GParted ...
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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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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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Partitioning laptop with 4 primary partitions

I have HP laptop with 4 primary partitions. The second one is windows partition and other 3 are recovery, system and blah blah(i.e. unusable) So, basically my explorer shows only one partition where i ...
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Allocating non-contiguous free space to an existing partition

I can't figure out how to add all the "/dev/sda3" space to my /dev/sda1/ .. I tried everything, but /dev/sda1/ can't go over 5.26GB.
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Windows 7: moved system partition, need to update boot partition

So, I have a decently standard Windows7/Ubuntu dual-boot setup, and (since Ubuntu is my usual operating system) I found I needed to grow my Ubuntu partition and shrink my W7 partition. Originally, my ...
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Cloned Linux does not recognize the new flash drive's space?

I installed CentOS 6 into my 4GB flash drive, and everything worked fine until I needed more space. I have another flash drive with 8GB of space (which is all I really need) and so I formatted it with ...
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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; ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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How can I find the gparted package in debian?

I recently upgraded my chromebook c710-2856's hard drive to a 250GB drive and flashed coreboot on it. I then proceeded to install debian wheezy with LXDE. I want to install gparted, and when I do: # ...
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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 ...
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Win7 cannot sleep because of GRUB [closed]

I have Win7 on an MBR HDD for 6 years now, that was my primary operation system, but I intend to use Linux instead. At least I am trying out several Linux distros on another HDD, which I set to GPT ...
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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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Resizing a partition in GParted (or, how can I traverse 5 other partitions prior to expanding /dev/sda6)?

So, the traditionally adopted means of resizing partitions with GParted is to: Unmount all partitions (so, use a LiveCD) Right-click -> Extend partition Engulf selected partition in a flurry of ...
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Windows XP freezes on welcome screen after resizing partitions

I am using Windows XP and Linux on a dual boot system and after resizing the partitions, Windows hangs just before login. I shrank the Linux partition and enlarged the Windows partition using GParted. ...