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GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing disk partitions on Unix/Linux.

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Get a log of everything GParted does when re-sizing a btrfs filesystem

When I use GParted to do some complicated partition and file system manipulation it gives the option to see the details of what steps it took. But this does not give all the details of what underlying ...
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resize2fs: New size results in too many block group descriptors

I want to replace the NVMe drive in an embedded computer that runs Linux. The original drive is a 256 GB gen 3 with 5 partitions. After cloning to a larger drive, partition 5, the data partition, ...
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No Bootable Devices Found after deleting and recreating fat32 and linux-swap partitions to increase size of /home partition

I have a Dell G15 laptop with one factory OS already installed Windows 11 and I installed Pop OS more or less 1 hear and 6 months ago in dual boot with the default Windows. I was with only 10GB of ...
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Cannot restore a USB stick to its normal state (gpated shows less memory than it is)

In gparted, my 16 Gb USB stick is seen as a 512 bytes disk at /dev/sdh. How to revert it to the normal state? All suggestions I found refer to running fdisk on /dev/sdh and deleting the partition, ...
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How can I resize my Fedora Btrfs root partition to take up Windows space with my boot partition in the way?

I have a UEFI system on a laptop that's currently dual-booting Windows and Fedora 39 (KDE Plasma). I don't use Windows much, and need extra space on my Fedora partition. So, I need to shrink nvme0n1p3 ...
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GParted -- Is this a good approach to move Linux Boot partition?

I have a split drive. The drive is 1Tb split into a Windows 11 partition (approx 250Gb) and a Zorin OS partition (the rest; 650Gb) . I now find that the windows partition is short of space and the ...
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puppy linux boot error

First let me give you some context: I run into SMART disk error 301 after a factory reset of windows, resulting in an unbootable windows drive. Luckily I had a partition of Ubuntu 22.04 with 60GB ...
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How to correct mistake of having allocated not enough space to the root partition (not a trivial case)

When partitioning my hard drive (the only one I have) prior to installing Linux I made a mistake of not allocating enough space for the root partition. And now I have the following set of partitions (...
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Extended virtual harddisk in CentOS VM, not showng in df -h even after applying resize operation in GParted

I've extended the virtual drive of my CentOS VM (Windows Hyper-V manager) from 25GB to 40GB. Also used GParted to resize the existing /dev/sda2 to use the entire newly unallocated 15GB space (clicked ...
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Unable to move a partition

I have currently following partitioning scheme, the disk is formatted using gpt. I want to assign the unallocated space highlighted at the end to sdb2 (boot partition). From my understanding, I need ...
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I want to resize /dev/sda2 ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Hi every one i need help i can't shrink /dev/sda2 and make free space Regards.
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Copying a partition in GParted results in larger partition?

I copy a 300 GB partition using GParted, and paste it onto an existing 500 GB partition. After two hours of transfer it says it's attempting to resize the newly pasted partition, and immediately fails ...
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Formatting the same drive with gparted: original NTFS=232.28MB used | Ext4= 1.92 GB used Why?

I'm formatting an external hard drive with gparted. The original NTFS read 232.28 MB used. Now, with Ext4, it reads 1.92 GB used. Questions: Why? Is there a better file system I should use for ...
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GParted live hangs on Debian info screen

I'm attempting to increase the size of my Ubuntu root drive. It was suggested to create a live USB of GParted to merge the free space I've created into the root drive. I created said USB, but when I ...
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Upgrade HDD on PlayStation 4, clone with dd and enlarge the partition using GParted?

Will it work if I use the dd command to clone the almost full 1TB hard disk drive from my PlayStation 4 to a new 2TB drive, then resize the partition using GParted to utilize the full capacity of the ...
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Dual booting starting from Linux with LVM

I currently run Arch Linux, and am quite familiar with Linux, however I'm not that familiar with partitioning and stuff. When I set up my system, I decided to use LVM, though I'm not that familiar ...
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Moving Pop-OS installation to a smaller drive (using GParted?)

I need to move a Pop-OS installation from a 250GB HDD to a 128GB SSD. So far I have been trying to use GParted (which worked for moving my Ubuntu installation between drives of the same size). The ...
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Shrink part of disk to a new virtual disk

I have a Linux system (Debian 11) on a disk. Partition is 100GB, system only needs 10GB of data. If I get all the disk (dd) and use it for as a disk of a virutual system (qemu, kvm) all is fine. How ...
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Change the size of the partition using parted

What am I doing wrong? I have an image, I added it as a loop device: losetup -P /dev/loop13 ./my_image.img gparted screenshot: Then I try to change the FS size for the partition first: e2fsck -f /...
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GParted fs check wiped disk - possible to undo?

I connected a fat32-formatted USB drive to my system. dmesg showed: [ 4057.783200] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Optimal transfer size 33553920 bytes not a multiple of physical block size (4096 bytes) ... [ 4064....
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Gparted enable more logging

I cannot find a way for Gparted to produce more informative logs in the manual. What I am looking for is to find out why exactly did e cartain I/O operation fail (more details about the SCSI command ...
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Optimal partition sizes with Gparted and Gdisk

I am trying to chop a 4TB (4,000,225,165,312 bytes) drive up into even partitions of 1TB. I want these partitions to be further dividable to at least 1^3 Byte (~1GB) (1000000000) partitions. Okay, so ...
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I can't resize a partition with GParted

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. I recently had an issue with my computer that made it impossible to boot windows. Turns out windows had corrupted system files. I want to switch to Ubuntu without losing ...
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Change size of encrypted lvm parition

I would like to reduce the size of my encrypted lvm partition (Ubuntu 20.04) in order to install Windows 10 alongside Ubuntu. How would I do it? GParted does not seem to work, I also tried a live USB. ...
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unable to find or mount sd card

I have a SD card that is giving me some trouble. I followed some instructions from here https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=368230 and used the command sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1M ...
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USB not detected and can't perform actions on it

While installing ChromeOS Flex into a machine, the installation process froze and we had to stop the installation. Now, the USB is not recognized in any machine, no matter if Windows or Linux. When ...
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USB Bootable gparted supporting Secure Boot

I want to be able to move and resize partitions on my systems, so I wanted to make a live GParted USB, thing is, it doesn't support Secure Boot, Ubuntu is overkill and takes long to boot (and ...
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Installing Linux Mint on an external drive (bootloader location etc.)

So I'm a bit anxious how to proceed, I don't want to cause any system issues, it doesn't help that after creating bootable USB and pre-partitioning SSD I saw ''Configuration changed - Restart the ...
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fdisk reports partitions are misaligned even when they don't appear to be

I have a new 4 TB Western Digital SN850X NVMe SSD drive that I am trying to partition as a boot drive for Ubuntu 20.04. No matter what I do, fdisk reports that the partitions are misaligned, even ...
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How to install two GNU/Linux in dual boot with one under LUKS and the other not?

I've been a Linux user for about 15 years. Since the feature existed, I used LUKS to encrypt the partitions on which I was installing Ubuntu. I have the following issue: when someone else uses my ...
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gparted gpt table is corrupt after restart?

i had problems with gnome disk utility and switched to gparted for my external drives after the restart i get some error messages one of them is this one "the backup gpt table is corrupt.." ...
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How to expand the space of the partition /dev/sdf4 until the end of the sdcard ? Neither resize2fs nor gparted work correctly

I would like to resize the /dev/sdf4 partition located on the sd card mounted on my Ubuntu 22.04 distro. I tried to accomplish this task using two approaches : using the command resizefs,but it ...
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How to transfer files recovered using photorec on gparted usb

I had some files which were important to me on a laptop on which I was running Lubunutu. I then installed Xubuntu "over the top" of my Lunbuntu installation, choosing the option to erase the ...
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Extending Primary Linux Partition on Hetzner Cloud Volumes

I have Hetzner cloud server with 20GB /sda & additional volume of 30GB /sdb How can I extend /sda ?
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Why must gparted be run as root?

My user has access to USB-block devices (member of group plugdev). But even so gparted needs to be run as root: $ ls -l /dev/sdd brw-rw---- 1 root plugdev 8, 48 Jul 17 19:05 /dev/sdd $ gparted /dev/...
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Boot linux live iso from multi-partitioned SD card

I have a 32Gb SD card that I want to boot a linux ISO from. I can write the image using balena, dd etc. and it works fine. However this is a bit wasteful as the ISO is a fraction of this size. I'd ...
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Gparted: how can I extend the disk when the unallocated is on the upper side?

How can I extend my ext4 partition? The swap is off, and there is a lot of unallocated space in front of the ext4 partition. I am using Ubuntu.
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Cannot see Micro SD card in Gparted

Booting into System Rescue CD to make some space at the end of a Micro SD card with a Linux partition on it. I plug the Micro SD card into a Micro to SD card adaptor, then into the SD card slot in ...
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Extend partition created on laptop with Windows 11 and Pop OS

I was using Windows 11 on my laptop but I wanted to install a Linux distro on the side. Therefore, I've shrunk 30GB of the OS disk and I installed Pop_Os. During the installation process, I've created ...
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Cannot format a MicroSD card

I have a SanDisk Ultra Plus 64gb MicroSd XC Card that I used to run ubuntu server on a raspbery PI. Now I have to format this card but I can not succes. I've tried many things including: Formating ...
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Is it possible to create a MULTIBOOT USB with Kali + persistence?

I am using the Live version of Kali Linux and now I'm realizing that having persistence might be a good idea. There are some tutorials out there showing how it can be done on Windows and it looks easy ...
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Dual boot USB (or alternative) with clonezilla and gparted?

My objective: create imaging resource on bootable USB drive (256 GB) which will contain finalized laptop configuration. This is to say, I want to boot from the flash drive and use the same flash drive ...
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GParted Live on Hard Disk using GRUB - invalid sector size 65535

I'm following the official article on how to install GParted Live on Hard Disk using GRUB https://gparted.org/livehd.php but I am unable to get it to work. I've created a FAT partition on /dev/sdb3, ...
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SSD changes mount point during partitioning

I booted up my computer after a week without using it and I was greeted with a MS-DOS prompt saying that my disk had read errors instead of booting up Windows. Fed up with the latter OS, I decided to ...
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Can't increase Virtual Machine partition with GParted

I have a Ubuntu virtual machine on VirtualBox on a Windows host operating system. I want to increase the available disk space on the virtual machine. I tried following this guide but I can't make the ...
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Why can't I merge unallocated space to my linux partition?

Why can't I merge the unallocated space to sda4? (sda4 linux, sda2 windows partition) Thanks!
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resize mounted partition with gparted

I have the following partitions on my machine: I want to resize /dev/sda5 and stick it to sda4, but gparted doesn't allow me. How can I do it?
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How to use parted in script mode to create 3 partitions

Trying to create an installation script for a from-base linux distribution. The first partition I would like to create is a 1G /boot The second should be a variable sized swap partition (current RAM*...
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how to backup an SD card (containig OS) that is *not* properly seen by other computers, except it works fine to boot the OS(!)

I have this RaspberryPi booting from a 32 Gb sdcard. I took it off the RPi to make a back up but the card shows as a 32 Mb single partition everywhere I plug it. On my other Raspberry it is listed as ...
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EFI partition is showing all 260mb are used, even though it's only got 34mb used, even after restart?

This persists after a reboot, as well. I'm using Pop OS. I tried to move the partition, confident I could just follow their instructions to repair the boot. The instructions (slightly modified for my ...
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