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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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How can I shrink my LogicalVolume and VolumeGroup using Gparted

I'm trying to use GParted-Live to shrink my LVM LogicalVolume from 900GB to 800GB and create a new LogicalVolume of 100GB on the VolumeGroup. But when I boot up on my Gparted-Live, I don't see ...
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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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Chromebook ChromeOS 99 (2022) how to resize STATE partition and setup dual BOOT ARM64 (Lenovo DUET Mediatel HP60T)?

e feedback for you) I got recently well build Lenovo DUET ARM64 Mediatek HP60T tablet device. I would like to have 2 OS, ChromeOs (hardware video acceleration and crostini for linux app) and ubuntu/...
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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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VirtualBox Oracle - VM unable to save state after resizing partition

So, I have a very specific issue in VirtualBox that no other question has helped me resolve. I wanted to expand my VM's disk space, but instead seem to have caused a corrupt partitioning or an ...
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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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GParted USB Allocation Boot Swap Configuration

*I only have access to a Command Line via GParted and some Debian Boot Option, and would really like help or advice to learn how to swap boot configs without loosing the data to initiate the Win 11 ...
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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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Can I safely move disk space on GParted jumping over another partition?

I have a dual boot Windows 10 / Fedora 34, and surprisingly, my Windows' partition needs more space. So, I booted a GParted live USB and I realized that I have a small NTFS partition (and 1MiB of ...
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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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Ubuntu in VirtualBox can’t start after gparted resize disk while i see there is enough space

My Ubuntu server refused to start that really puzzled me. I used it as a database server. This morning I wanted to run a test which needs a huge number of data, since the server only has 20G disk ...
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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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How to resize system partition in Win 10 on a physical machine when unallocated space is not next to the partition?

I asked a very similar question earlier Previous question: I've read some guides about resizing the system partition. But they all seem to require the unallocated space to come directly after the ...
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Best way to set up dual boot with fresh Windows and cloned Ubuntu?

My old system has a Windows 10 + Ubuntu 18.04 dual boot installation, but on separate drives. My plan is to install Windows fresh on the new system and clone Ubuntu onto the same drive (I use Ubuntu ...
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Gparted: the boot texts appear but GUI does not

I had an issue with booting Windows10 cause somehow I lost all my partitions on the SSD where my windows was installed. I am trying to recover that using Gparted live USB. The boot process starts with ...
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Fix and format USB stick "No media found"

My USB was corrupted when I tried to format it on windows to put a bootable Ubuntu on it. I tried to format it on Windows it failed. I tried on Ubuntu with disk utility but it failed, so I tried with ...
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Extending root partition with gparted

I am trying to extend my root partition, but i might have problem with my boot partition while trying to do so. Currently it looks like this: To extend my root partition (sda6) i have to move the ...
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Unable to enlarge linux partion size on gparted

I've been trying to enlarge the linux partition of my system. Following online sources, I got some unallocated memory from the windows side, and then, moving to the ubuntu side, I installed gparted. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(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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