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Drives visibility in file explorer when GParted is open

Under linux Mint 21, the default file manager is Nemo. On Nemo side bar, you have a list of available drive, and they mount if you click on them. Now, if I open GParted, all the unmounted drives ...
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How do I rearrange a wrong order of EFI and boot partitions?

I am upgrading my Windows 10 boot disk. I went from a 128 GiB SSD to a 1 TiB SSD, with the old disk having the following layout: |--99 MiB unalloc.--|--119 GiB boot--|--527 MiB recovery--| [MBR] I ...
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Aborting repartitioning

Around 5 days ago I decided to change the partitions on my external HDD. The partitions were full, but there was some space not used by them, so I wanted to move the partitions to the left and expand ...
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Why does Windows 10 not reflect partition resize I did in gparted?

I am trying to give Windows 10 more space on my 256GB SSD by expanding into unused space which I previously use for linux. You can see the partition map as windows sees it in the screenshot. The weird ...
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ext4 cannot delete files after resizing partitions using gparted offline

Recently I tried to install a package and got a message saying I didn't have enough space. I guess 25 Gb isn't enough. I downloaded a GParted iso, tossed onto a thumb drive, etc, etc. Everything went ...
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Can I continue an interrupted partition move?

I forgot to plug a charger to my laptop before starting the parition moving process. The partition I tried to move was 97 GB. It was almost at 80% and then the laptop powered down. Testdisk didn't ...
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How to compact VirtualBox VDI file with free space at the end of the disk?

I've a Debian 8.5 guest in Ubuntu 22.04 Host, and a while ago i expanded space from host terminal stopping guest with VBoxManage modifyhd --resize option in a direct way, booting guest and expanding ...
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GParted doesn't recognize the unallocated partition

I'm trying to set up a dual boot on my machine with Windows 11 and Pop!_OS. In Windows, I've allocated a space for the Linux system, but during installation, the unallocated space doesn't appear in ...
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Can't restore partition table

I wanted to install Ubuntu on my Asus ROG laptop. I previously installed a second NVME SSD and used it under Windows to store stuff. I did, however, leave ~200GiB free for a Linux installation. When I ...
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Windows 10 0xc0000001 error after Using Gparted

I have a dual boot system (Fedora + Windows 10), I wanted to add some extra space to the windows side using Gparted but when i launch windows 10 i got into the automatic repair bootloop so i disabled ...
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Installing "bootable USB" programs (Gparted, Clonezilla, Memtest, etc.) to internal drive partitions - Bad idea?

Is there any reason why it might be a bad idea to take programs that are typically installed as bootable USB drives and instead create an appropriately sized partition for each of them on the internal ...
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How to boot GParted Live from USB-C drive on a Dell Precision 7540 Laptop?

I want to partition my system (to install dual boot option for Windows/Ubuntu) using GParted. I downloaded and installed the GParted ISO Image and installed it on an USB (C) Stick using UNetbootin. ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 22.04 UEFI boot GPT issues after simple dd clone to larger disk

I have a healthy Ubuntu 22.04 LTS installation on a 1TB SSD It's a simple disk-- not using LVM, just two partitions: the 512 MiB EFI System Partition and the rest is one big ext4 partition for the OS ...
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Partition/Data inaccessible after using GParted Live to Extend Partition

I had some unallocated Free Space of 260MB on my 1TB HDD. I used Gparted Live OS to extend my HDD's Size. Gparted moved all the data to left side of the HDD and had extended the partition size. Took a ...
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Formating SSD corrupted something

I was about to format my old NTFS SSD used as a shared storage for a Manjaro and Win10 dual boot system to ext4, but I ran into some problems and something broke. Currently, I am running Manjaro KDE ...
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Partition unused space larger when mounted vs unmounted in GParted

Trying to resize partition using GParted to make it as small as possible before creating read-only image. When mounted, unused space is 2.06GiB… when unmounted (right-clicking partition in GParted and ...
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2012 Mac Pro hard disks disabled after system spontaneously locked with a PIN code

(This was initially posted on reddit.com and shortly after on MacRumors) Equipment: Mac Pro (mid-2012) running macOS 10.14.6 Mojave all patches current Processor 2x3.46 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon Memory 48 ...
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How to format a USB stick with gparted under Linux so it shows up on a Mac?

I have a USB stick I want to use with a Mac. However, when plugging it in to a Mac it does not even show up in the Mac on "DiskUtility". So I cannot use the Mac to format the USB drive. How ...
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Ubuntu server Full Space used but not

I use Ubuntu Server, I have a problem, when I start my ubuntu server it shows me that I am using the entire partition allocated to ubuntu, which means that I can no longer install any package or any ...
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USBStick unreadble, gparted cannot (re)format, says: stick is readonly [duplicate]

I have a USB-stick (Intenso, 4GB), used to recording at TV. One day I transferred some music-directories to it (using windows 7), and played it at my panasonic music system. After that, I observed ...
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Moving a (suspected) grub partition safety when resizing partitions

I am trying to allocate more space to a windows partition by shrinking a linux partition on the same drive, but there is an EFI partition in between the linux and window partitions. This is a picture ...
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I see my 2nd GPT hdd partitions but not the 1st drive's

I have 2 hdds in my laptop. I had them all converted to UEFI. one day I notice one has reverted to MBR. I used EaseUS to initially convert them. I went back to EaseUS when I noted the reversal on ...
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Linux mint GParted partitioning during installation can't see mount point option

I am trying to install Linux Mint Debian Edition 5 on Acer's laptop. I made a bootable USB stick with the ISO downloaded from the official website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOHjqllzTy0&t=1s ...
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CLI tools commands used by GParted and KDE Partition Manager under the hood

GParted and KDE Partition Manager use libparted for some tasks, but they use other command-line tools under the hood. I want to reproduce a complex set of operations done with GParted or KDE Partition ...
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Extending Ubuntu system partition by space before it

Sorry, there was similar question before, but still can not find satisfactory answer. Is there any ways to extend Ubuntu partition with the free space before it without deleting and recreating ...
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Action plan for "merging" partitions on Linux only box without data loss

My Ubuntu LTS box is partitioned as shown in this GParted screenshot. There are separate ext4 partitions for root, usr, home, and a couple of ntfs data partitions (for Windows/Mac VM disk images). /, /...
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Partitioning linux mint: gparted does not allow creation of primary partition?

I am trying to resize an existing Linux Mint main partition by shrinking it down to 100 GiB so I can dual boot another OS. I tried booting into a live session of GPARTED from a usb and while I can ...
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How can I expand a partition to the left in Linux (or any other OS)?

I want to expand my 54 GB partition by 11 GB. How can I do it? I know copying the data might do the trick, but I want some other solution as there isn't enough space for me to copy the data.
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How can I interrupt a GParted move filesystem operation and recover the data?

I tried to use GParted to shrink a partition. Apparently, this was a huge mistake because it somehow decided shrink and then move. It took an hour to shrink and it estimates it will take 9 hours to ...
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Extend Windows partition using gparted

I use dual boot Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows 10. I want to resize the windows partition (/dev/sda4) by shrink space from Ubuntu partition (/dev/sda1) and add this space to Windows I boot gparted using USB ...
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How to properly expand /boot FAT partition (for Arch Linux)

This post is actually a continuation of this GParted answer. I was trying to update/upgrade my Arch dual-boot with Windows, but my /boot partition was too small (100MB). So I expanded it with 1GB via ...
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GParted Maximum /boot Partition Size?

I have an Arch dual boot system with Windows on my desktop PC (not a laptop). It's been while since I've last messed around with it and now I would like to "revive" it. One of the first ...
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Is it possible to hide partitions from windows installation?

Is it possible to hide partitions from windows installation? In the old days, the 1990s, there was partition magic that had an option to hide partitions. GParted has an option to hide a partition, but ...
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linux. extend partition space with unallocated space BEFORE it

I have a dual boot (win + ubuntu). How I can extend the disk space of /dev/nvme0n1p6 (Ubuntu, is a partition of the current OS) with preceding free space? I tried to do it with GParted but the right ...
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How do I format a Mac SSD drive in Linux Mint 20?

I have a 1 TB SSD drive that was taken from a Mac computer. I would like to use this drive in my Linux Mint 20 system or even in Windows 10. Based on information I found on this forum, I did "...
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Clonezilla cloning to smaller disk

I have an SSD disk with LVM volumes (used for Proxmox) that i want to move to smaller SSD. The original disk is 525 GB large, the new drive has 500 GB. I have shrinked the physical volume and the ...
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Merge two ext4 spaces

I want to merge /dev/nvme0n1p6, which is system linux disk and /dev/nvme0n1p9. I have also Windows system on /dev/nvme0n1p4, so i want to save it How can i merge /dev/nvme0n1p6 with /dev/nvme0n1p9 ...
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Two EFI partitions, one broken, one fixed; Can replace or salvage the old one with the new one?

I have a Windows system disk that looks like this: The first EFI partition broke when I tried to get this cloned version to boot. The second EFI partition was created in my attempt to salvage both ...
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Cloning a 2 TB disk with dos label to a 4 TB one with gpt label

Hello everybody out there using Linux, Cloning disk using dd usually works fine for me, but I ran into troubles when cloning a 2 TB disk to a 4 TB one: the dos label would need to be changed to a gpt ...
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Do partition management tools save you time when you want to merge two adjacent hard drive partitions?

On a mechanical hard drive, I have 4 partitions. I want to merge 2 physically adjacent partitions, each filled with over 200GB of data. Neither is a boot partition. From what I've researched, the ...
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10TB ex-RAID drives only showing 1.1TiB capacity

I build a new HGST Ultrastar He10 10TB drive into my machine. I have multible of these, and all show the same capacity (~1TB). They were previously used in RAID setting where they showed correct sizes ...
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How to increase unallocated space of SD card

I have a SD card used to have Raspbian on it. I am trying to write the lastest Raspbian image to it using Etcher. It is a San Disk Ultra 16GB disk. Etcher reports this card as having size 32.1MB. ...
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Merge unallocated partition into my mounted partition

As you can see, I am mounted on /dev/nvme0n1p5. Gparted does not allow me to merge the unallocated partition (51.94GB) into the extended partition (i.e. mounted partition) using Move/Resize action. I ...
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Will shrinking a partition destroy all data?

I was trying to shrink 60GB of my partition (463GB) to create another partition with GParted. i want to make sure that no data will be lost first. will i lose any data if i shrink the partition?
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Can't resize NTFS partition using GParted (ntfsresize)

I wanted to clone an old and slow 2tb HDD (230gb used, everything else is backed up) to a 240gb SSD with Clonezilla. It gave me errors, saying that the disk is to big to clone. I decided to boot ...
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Having some issues trying to unmount the home partition and resize/split it

So i'm new to linux and I set up my drive poorly....basically too small of a root partition and too large of a home partition and I want to have a Mysql and Nginx partition as well for that data. I've ...
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How to migrate Ubuntu to a new SSD

I'm trying to move my Ubuntu installation to a new SSD but all the guides that I found are either incomplete or the partition layout is different than mine. I would use Ubuntu live and clone the sdd5 ...
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Gnome-disk-utility make my partition gone, how to restore it?

My 12 y/o Acer v5-431 notebook have two Linux, Mint Xfce and a new installed Arch Linux last week, today i booted into my Arch and was trying to access my Linux Mint Home partition but i didnt see it ...
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Gparted crashed during resize. Can I recover data?

I was using Gparted on a live Disk to resize and it crashed midway. Now I'm booting to see this: BusyBox v1.38.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.30.1-6ubuntu2) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in ...
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LVM: Problems in adding disk to an existing Logical volume

I have a disk under a Logical Volume. $ lvdisplay --- Logical volume --- LV Path /dev/vg_prod/lv_prod LV Name lv_prod VG Name vg_prod LV UUID ...
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