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Questions tagged [gparted]

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

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Whole disk is a partition: can't shrink, can't create new one

When I set up arch linux, I created a partition with fdisk, and ran mkfs.ext4 on /dev/sda. Now, I want to partition /dev/sda to have 2 partitions, instead of just one. The problem is, that when I try ...
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Restore a malfunctioning USB Drive ? (Incl. log from GParted) [closed]

My USB drive is malfunctioning. 64GB 2.0 from Intenso i think.  I tried to convert it to a bootable Linux drive via LiveCDLinux on Win10.  Currently whenever I plug it in it shows up the folder and ...
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cant install any thirdparty software in kali linux [duplicate]

i can not install any thing like wine or gparted
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How should I configure my drive to be able to boot from multiple distros of Linux?

This question is very vague, so allow me to be more specific: I divided my USB drive (a temporary storage device until I get an SSD) into 6 partitions using GParted. I planned to use Rufus to install ...
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How can I load an operating system from a certain partition with GRUB?

My understanding is that the UEFI/BIOS will boot into a certain storage device, whether it be HDD, SSD, USB, DVD, etc. Then this will pass control to the boot-loader, which is GRUB in Linux operating ...
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How Do I Extend the Root Partition Backwards

I installed Debian about 5-6 days ago alongside Windows 7 and I've got it running almost perfectly besides a few bugs here and there. Yesterday I booted into Windows and shrunk the C: drive so I could ...
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Does gparted make good use of badblocks lists?

Suppose there's a hard drive /dev/sda, and both that: /dev/sda1 is a single ext4 partition taking up the whole disk, and it's mostly empty of data. dumpe2fs -b /dev/sda1 outputs the badblocks ...
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How to increase size on root.union partition

I am trying to update 3B image to run on 3B+ but it needs to install packages worth 480MBs. They are to be installed on /var/cache/apt but I only have about 360MBs free on that partition. You can have ...
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gparted: how to merge unallocated space with a partition

I want to merge unallocated space to an ext4 partition. But gparted seems to prevent this. I cannot extend the partition. see screenshot: merge unallocated with sda5.
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NVMe SSD not visible in disk utilities when install Ubuntu 18.10 on macbook 2018 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a MacBook 2018. I installed reFind. Ubuntu boots properly when I set nomodeset in the kernel options. Once the desktop loaded I do lspci -k but no driver loaded for ...
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ext4 partition is broken during resizing with gparted

I installed Fedora 28. But I resized the partition that contained Fedora (/dev/sda7) wrongly using GParted and now I can't boot my system. (Note the partition format is ext4)
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GParted incorrectly shows Linx Mint HDD completely used

In short, the title. I have a 1000gb drive, and GParted is showing the drive is using 1000gb, when in reality I have about 36gb of data. In long, my goal is to completely copy this drive to a ...
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How to safely extend my Ubuntu partition without losing any data?

I'm trying to figure out the way to extend my partition without losing any data. I've created a video to explain my problem. https://d.pr/v/Sc7lpX
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GParted, shrink lvm partition to give boot more space

I keep having issues due to my boot drive running out of space. It fills up as soon as I try to sort out packages with apt-get upgrade, or if for any other reason dependencies try to be resolved or ...
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Expanding a partition size using distant unallocated-space

I would like to install Windows as a dual-boot entry besides my current Linux setup. However, my current UEFI-partition is too small for windows, so I need to increase its size. My problem is ...
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Disk wiped but some space is still not freed?

I just erased my 1TB HDD with GParted but there is still 60GB in use. I tried to wipe the disk multiple times but it does nothing. From GParted: There is 15.70Gio in use after the wiped At the ...
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Is there an equivalent of DETAIL DISK in Parted or other Linux DISKPART type consoles?

Im trying to scrape information of drive type. EG USB, RAID Etc.. In windows I can use DISKPART and run the command DETAIL DISK : Example: DISKPART> select disk 1 Disk 1 is now the selected disk. ...
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SSD broken? GParted output

Note - before voting down, please suggest how to improve my question. Thanks. The goal is to try to make my SSD work again. I would have formatted it using GParted, but a message "Input/output error ...
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GParted PXE Boot Fails at Root FS mount - Kernel Panic

https://imgur.com/a/caCiVue I have GParted setup almost identically to as described in the website help: https://gparted.org/livepxe.php The only difference between that the root directory is not / ...
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How to ignore specific devices in gparted (or: only regard selected devices)

Sometimes, I just need GParted for one specific device such as /dev/mmcblk0. But because GParted scans through all devices, I have to fight through some errors. Additionally, all HDD's spin up and ...
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How many partitions can have a 'boot' flag? [duplicate]

I'm trying to correctly partition my hard-drive to facilitate a dual-boot setup Windows 10/Linux Mint 18.3 I'm using a brand new laptop and completed the out-of-box-experience so Windows 10 was ...
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Deleted a separate /home directory resulting various error [duplicate]

I have installed Kali Linux with the separate /home directory option. Problem is /home directory have larger space, and shortly after I wanted to merge it to my main kali partition. So since I can't ...
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How do I clone a VM drive using LVM to a smaller drive?

I have several VMs set up within Hyper-V using Ubuntu 17.10 and have found that they are not configured correctly - that is, they have been set up using the default block size for the VHDX files and ...
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How to resize2fs ext4 partition that I shrunk with parted without e2fsck -f complaining of superblock or partition table

Please note that if I resize my partition back to original size with parted, I can then mount my /dev/vda1 partition without problems. But how can I get it to mount it after I SHRUNK it to 8GB? (...
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How do I clone a SSD containing LVM LV's and /root to a larger one?

This is my root volume, it is 32GB and contains /boot, and on LVM LV's are / and swap. sdb 8:16 0 29.8G 0 disk ├─sdb1 8:17 0 200M 0 part /boot/...
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Can't wipe partition table after messing with dd

Context: Today I was trying to figure out how to install NixOS live usb with a writeable filesystem (dd-ing the iso results in read-only iso9660 fs). I split my usb into two partitions, one empty and ...
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GParted won`t resize physical volume

Booted from an USB Ubuntu 18.04 and I`m trying to shrink my current Ubuntu 16.04 partition. For the sake of completion, this is what lsblk returns in the momento I`m writing this: sda ...
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Allocate free space to root partition

I have created 86 GB unallocated space using GParted Live CD and I moved it into the extended partition but there is a 1GB boot partition between the unallocated space and my root partition. In the ...
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Managing partitions on Linux

I have two OS installed on my computer, Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 16.04. I want to resize my partitions to make room for another OS. I'm using gParted, the problem is i don't know which partition is used ...
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/ is full 100%. Looking to add 24 more GB to / without affecting Logical Volumes or re-formatting Ubuntu 14.04

Since I already have LV configured, how can I add more disk to root? I'd really like to keep everything within the disk without formatting df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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Move a LVM partition

I have a dual boot, and I never use Windows, but because I'm nice I wanted at the beginning to cut my hard drive in two equal parts, Windows on the left part, Linux on the right part. But then Linux ...
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How to unencrypt a micro SD card?

Few days ago I had to reformat my smartphone (Moto G5 with Android 7.0) but after, I received a very bad surprise when Android put me a message telling me the micro SD card was unreadable because ...
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When do logical partitions happen to need 1MB gap at each side in gparted?

I had a similar problem with this one: Why can't I create a logical partition with gparted?, where a logical partition cannot be created/formatted. Only in my case I was in a live session and it still ...
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Enlarging partition size in Dual Boot Linux ZorinOS 12.3/Windows 7

I'm completely new to Linux and I'm having trouble with my partitions. Everything works just fine, but my Linux partition that was created with the automatic option in the installer ("Install ...
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Automatically shrink an ext4 IMG file

I have an ext4 img file containing an Android system partition files. I mount it by using sudo mount -t ext4 -o loop,rw system.img system When I'm done editing the files and umount the file, I ...
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USB flash disk not mounting/showing and gparted and commands didnt output while connecting the usb drive - UBUNTU 16.04

I have a 8GB San Disk cruzer blade flash Disk. When i connected it it is not not mounting. So i opened the Disks it Shows: Then i tried opening Gparted it never finishes the loading. When i realised ...
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Why can I not open gparted from the command line?

I seem to be unable to start gparted from the command line. I am using Trisquel 8 (based on Ubuntu 16.04) with LXDE. If I try to open it, I get the following error and nothing happens: $ sudo gparted ...
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Gparted see NTFS windows partition as fat32

I'm stuck in linux installation process. I've resized windows partition in order to be able to install linux (dualboot). Here is a screenshot of computer manager tool : Once, I've boot it on live ...
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How to conver each GB “manufacturer” RAM to the EXACT MB equivalent gparted uses?

I'm sorry for asking something as elementary, but the information is very confusing and, even when there are ISO recommendations, not everybody follows them. The manufacturer says my laptop has "8GB ...
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Cloned a smaller hard drive onto a larger one. Need to expand an encrypted partition

As mentioned I bought myself a bigger hard drive (1TB to 2TB, keeping my old one for backups). I dd the small one to the big one so I have all my data on my new drive. The only issue I have that 1TB ...
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Can only mount with gparted

I have the following /etc/fstab entry which fails to execute at system boot/startup: /dev/sdb1 /media/ssd256 ext4 rw,user,exec,umask=000 0 0 Doing sudo mount -a yields: mount: /media/...
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Recovering Boot Partition [closed]

Lately I started using Solus Budgie. I did something quite dumb: I wanted to format my external HDD to something other than fat32 with which it arrived. But I accidentally formatted my boot partition. ...
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Can not see partitions in gparted after imaging iso

I have imaged 64Gb usb stick with kali linux iso as explained in official documentation. Then I have created persistence partition with parted in accordance with official docs as well. But even ...
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External hard-drive's FAT32 partition not recognized by Windows after size increase with gparted

I had an external hard-drive with a fat32 partition (which I used for exchanging files between ubuntu and windows), some unallocated space, and a ext4 partition (which I used to backup my linux system)...
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VirtualBox - Dynamic virtual disk won't expand

I'm working on a 64-bit CentOS 7 VM on my Windows 10 host, and I have a dynamically-allocated VHD that is giving me problems. At first, the VHD's maximum size was set to 16GB, functionally about 14.4 ...
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gparted not detecting USB drive partitions in Fedora 27 only

I've a 16 GB USB Flash drive with GPT partition table having 6 partition. fdisk and gdisk correctly detecting the partitions. Fedora 27, with mate desktop installed, can correctly mount all partitions ...
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Raspbian Lite + PIXEL GUI, can't start gparted in desktop

I've recently started fresh with my rpi. I used a Raspbian lite image, installed the pixel desktop (the most minimal configuration). After installing GParted with sudo apt-get install gparted I can't ...
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Saving a modified GPT partition map to a file in GParted or similar tools

I can use sgdisk -b /dev/sdx to save the GPT partition map of a disk to a file. I want to generate such a file for a GPT with one partition of a certain size. The only way I can see to do this is to ...
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Removing the swap partition from a LUKS encrypted SSDD

I installed Linux Mint 18.2, as LVM with LUKS encryption, onto a 128GB SSDD. I would like to remove the swap drive b/c I have 16GB of RAM on my machine and I want to try to preserve the drive as long ...
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gparted failed during NTFS partition resize

I have a USB drive attached to my ubuntu laptop. I removed a couple of unused partitions (sdb1 and sdb2) and submitted the changes. Then I resized sdb3 (NTFS) to use the whole disk. Gparted told me ...