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Cloned partition not booting

I used gparted to clone a Windows XP boot partition from one hard disk to another (using the copy and paste function). However, the new drive does not boot. How can clone a bootable drive and verify ...
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How to Remount EFI Partiton of Already Installed debian OS?

I earlier installed ubuntu, kali, mx Linux. Then due to disk space requirement deleted ubuntu and kali from windows. Also deleted efi partition for these Debian OS'es. Now i reinstalled ubuntu. From ...
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Unable to format/wipe Window Disk without Error (Tried Ubuntu Gparted and Diskpart [duplicate]

I am trying to wipe/reinstall Windows, however, all have no success. In usb live boot to Window installation set up, install new Window to override it, unable to delete or format any of my exisiting ...
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moving Windows 10 from SSD (UEFI/GPT) to m.2 NVMe PCH PCIE (or PCH SATA)

I am trying to move Windows 10 from a SSD to a m.2 NVMe 980 PRO. I have tried countless different ways to get it to work, but can't get my cloned partition running. In this last attempt I even got ...
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ubuntu boot very slow after clonning from HDD to SSD using gparted partition clonning

I bought a new samsung evo 870 ssd and wanted to clone my existing ubuntu partition from HDD. After referring multiple articles I clonned it using gparted partition clonning and then the ubuntu boot ...
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How to partition a drive that has no partition table without formatting?

I have decreased the size of a partition (at least that is what I believed) using GParted. I now want to use the unallocated space that I got (480 GB) to create an NTFS partition there. However, this ...
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Broken partition table in cfdisk/parted/gparted while working with normal fdisk

I had a serious mishap with my partition table when trying to delete an extended partition from XP. It wiped out all extended partitions and the machine rebooted on the instance. I have sucessfully ...
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Use gparted to shrink entire disk image?

I have taken an image of a friend's windows disk. I do mean image of the disk, not just the partition that is the C: drive. Consequently the image has about five partitions in it, including at least ...
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Create Partition Image

I am used to using Gnome Disks for Linux, that allows me to take a partition, and create an image file of that, and later I can Restore the partition image from the file to the same disk, or to a ...
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add unallocated partition to root partition

I am a Debian 10 user, and I would like to expand the size of my root partition. I have a lot of unallocated space, that I took from the sda3 partition, but I don't know how to add it to my sda6 ...
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gpart result - could harddisk start failing

A while ago the Windows7 main partition on my notebook's 500 GB harddisk got corrupted. Already did data recovery with testdisk v7.2WIP - it reported no issues reading sda2. Now I tried gpart, and the ...
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How to format a drive that has Bitlocker and a password protected BIOS?

I have a Dell Latitude 5400 laptop. I haven't got the BitLocker password. When I dumped https://gparted.org/ onto a USB, it turns out that's locked and the default one from https://bios-pw.org/ doesn'...
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How to make my partition read/write on Manjaro?

I was on Windows 10 yesterday. I installed Manjaro OS but I have encountered a problem. My partitions are read-only! I can't write to them or make changes to the file in these partitions. I backed up ...
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SSD not detected during Windows installation (sanitized)

I sanitized my SSD (Intel 600p) with Parted Magic, everything was fine, then I initialized it, (gpt, ntfs) but when I want to install Windows, it does not detect the SSD, same thing in Diskpart. What ...
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Same OS (Windows 10) twice in Dell BIOS boot sequence

Just as the title says, in a way or another I have got two boot options in my boot sequence which both point to the same boot file but have different names. In the past there only was the "Windows 10" ...
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schedule “chkdsk” execution from linux [duplicate]

I try to find how to schedule a run of "chkdsk.exe" on a ntfs/windows partition from linux. I already know that "gparted" sucess to do that after resizing a windows partition. But ...
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Copying hard drive partition structure

I'm trying to copy the partition structure of a drive that died, all the info I have is that it has an MBR, uses an msdos partition table (not sure if this matters?) and has 9 partitions and looks ...
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Gparted: Need to move unallocated space out of /dev/sda2 partion to /dev/sda1 to increase root size but options are grayed out

Due to some reason my root (/dev/sda1) partition got entirely used up. Probably I installed some thing in it mistakenly, to the point that the OS won't boot. So I created a live Gparted USB from an ...
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Why can't I resize my Ubuntu boot partition?

I am trying to extend the boot partition of my Lubuntu 18.04 guest OS (on ESXi). I have increased the allocated disk space by 15GB, booted into Gparted, and can see the disk as shown below. I moved my ...
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How can I clone a drive using GParted?

I installed Ventoy onto a 16 GB USB stick (really like 14.something GB but it's called 16 GB). It put Ventoy on the second partition of 32 MB at the end (FAT16), and kept the whole rest of it as a ...
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How long does it take to format 3TB ext4 disk in gparted?

I have let the gparted to format my (entire) 3TB HDD ext4 disk connected over USB3.0. Can you please give me some estimation how long does it take to format the disk? There is no progress bar so I am ...
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How to move encrypted Windows partition?

I have a 1TB SSD disk with two partitions on it. The first one (and the much bigger one) is a regular Windows partition (drive letter D), the second one (and the smaller one) is a bitlocker encrypted ...
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UnMounted external HDD and lost everything [duplicate]

So I accidentally unmounted my external HDD in gparted and now it shows empty But in testdisk and getDataBack I can see the files and eventually copy them but they make around 900Go and even my two ...
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(Windows 10 + GParted) How do I rearrange disk partitions to I can merge free space to my main partition?

I had a 120 GB SSD with my OS, some software, and some files. I used Clonezilla to make a proportional clone on a 1 TB SSD. Now, the 1 TB SSD shows the following partitions: System Reserved: 500 MB ...
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Gparted: move unallocated space up to root partition

I'v been searching around and learned that I can't just move unallocated space between partitions. I have to make it so it gets close to the partition I need to increase space. How can add this 50GB ...
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Should I remove swap file before shrinking partition? (Ubuntu)

I have a laptop which dual boots Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04. I have realized that I gave the Windows partition too little space when I installed Ubuntu so I want to shrink the Ubuntu partition (p4) ...
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How can expand ext4 while it is inside an extended partition

I have my hard-drive divided as shown on the screenshot here I'd like to expand sda8 by taking some space from sda6. With GParted I was already able to shrink sda6 before expecting to merge it with ...
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How to merge two partitions in Linux

Quick question: I just looked at the other question again and the person who asked the question is using the liveboot gparted, I just have it regular... could this be my problem? Since the one I am ...
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partprobe error right after reboot

No partition operations have been performed between power-on and this error message. Any idea why partprobe would say this? Note it's an identical error message for both /dev/sda and /dev/sdb ...
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Partition in VirtualBox is 32 GB but GParted shows it's only 20 GB

Goal: increase the size of a partition from 20 GB to 32 GB I resized the disk using VBoxManage modifyhd ... --resize .... When I type VBoxManage list hdds, I can find the partition I resized and it's ...
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GParted: Reserved fields aren't zero

I'm fixing the damage boot sector and a NTFS logical partition of a 500 GB hard drive, editing it with DMDE 3.6.0 Free Edition, and following GParted 0.32.0's warnings as a guide. The information of ...
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/dev/sdc1 not showing under /dev/sdc for my pendrive

I am trying to connect 16 DB kingston data traveller to my Ubuntu machine. This pendrive is not being detected in other machines. Thats why I tried to check it. When I issue a lsblk command, I am ...
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Is it safe to move unallocated space over boot partition in dual boot

I am trying to move unused space from my windows installation (/dev/nvme0n1p3) to my manjaro root partition (/dev/nvme0n1p8) using GParted. GParted image of my system's partitions. To move the ...
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Unable to use linux unallocated space

I had a windows-Linux dual boot on my PC and decided to get rid of windows because most of my work has been down on the Linux partition. I've deleted windows but for some reason can't add the ...
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Gparted shows microSD card as unknown filesystem and cant format it [duplicate]

I have a microSD card that stopped working and am having issues getting it to work. The card is not old and wasnt used a lot. I am able to format it on Windows and Linux but always goes back to the ...
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Weird Windows 10 boot error that Ubuntu (kind of) fixes

I have Windows 10 installed on my SSD. When I try to boot the computer, the loading Windows spinner is (always) stopping after 2 seconds and it freezes my computer. I found that if I then boot Ubuntu ...
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Resize root filesystem in gparted

I'm trying to reisize my root filesystem in gparted, but when I try to drag the partition it won't do anything. if I change the number in the size field, it jumps back to where it was before. I need ...
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ubuntu/linux hardrive clone with dd issue with partitions and allocated side

I have a 500gb hardrive (sda) with 2 allocated partition (sda1 and sda2 which is the linux swap) (see image). I want to copy the data of 500gb hardrive to a 2tb hardrive named sdb. So I did dd if=/dev/...
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Gparted made an error on USB

I am Kali linux user and I want to install Windows 7. I tried to make bootable USB flash drive in Kali and it failed due unknown reasons. Then I tried to do it with help of Android. I bought an OTG ...
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RAIDXpert and Gparted

Bear with me I'm stuck on my phone Hey all I'm lost and can't find good answers on other places so I'm hoping I can get pointed on the path to getting my computer back! Goal: 2 nvme drives in raid 0 ...
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How can I make my windows partition functional again.l after shrinking volume with gparted

I tried to shrink my windows partition, although I had over 100GB of space, it only allowed me to shrink 20GB. So I tried using gparted from my Linux partition. Now my windows partition is very very ...
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Moving msftres partition with gparted

I've found various answers to this question online, ranging from "you definitely can't do this" to "this is doable with gparted," so I was hoping to get a straight answer here. I'...
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GParted Live USB not booting on ASRock board

I am attempting to use GParted Live and am having some difficulties getting it working on the target computer. I installed the ISO with dd on my laptop (KDE Neon, Lenovo ThinkPad) and had no issues. ...
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Can't merge an NTFS partition and two unallocated spaces before and after it (using GParted)

I have 1 NTFS partition among others and two unallocated spaces: one before and one after it. I would like to merge all them together but GParted doesn't allow me to do this ("Resize/Move" ...
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eMMC: Unrecognised disk label in Gparted

My Baytrail tablet stopped booting and I tried a clean install, but Gparted on every operation says Unrecognised disk label. I tried installing Windows, Linux, etc. but none of them are able to create ...
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gparted shows unknown system file on nvme ssd

I have 3 disks in my system --ACHI MODE-- 1.sata ssd 256mb(windows 10 installed on it). 2.hdd 1tb for storage 3.m.2 nvme ssd kingston A2000 500gb(has mostly games in it,steamlibrary) So i wanted ...
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How to move unallocated space from left to the right of an ext4 partition in gparted without extended partition

Hello, I just reduced my windows partition space on /dev/nvme0n1p3 to the unallocated 60.65Go space on its right. I'm trying to allocate this space to my kde plasma partition on /dev/nvmee0n1p4 in ...
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Subpartitions? FAT32 Hidden partition? I never created them

I try to make bootable a Linux partition on a USB, equipped with GRUB (GRUB2 I think). But I had the surprise to see subpartitions that I never tried to create. How did they come here? I just wanted ...
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My flash drive got pulled out during I/O Write process and now is very heavily corrupted, not able to be fixed. Is it fixable? [duplicate]

I have an SanDisk 64GB USB Drive, and sadly, it got heavily corrupted. I was copying something over, and it got pulled out in middle of an I/O Write process, resulting in it being completely unusable. ...
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Remove Windows 10 from dual boot with ubuntu 18.04

This is my hard disk snap in ubuntu Gparted application. I want to remove Windows 10. I had ubuntu installed after windows. My aim is to have my Linux files (sda6) and New volume(D drive) sda5 intact ...

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