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

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Misplaced partition recovered by TestDisk

Originally I have a non-empty 4TB HDD with | 1.5TB | 1.5TB | 1TB | partitions, and some things happened because of Windows Recovery Tools that now it is partitioned as | 32MB | 2TB |raw/unpartitioned|....
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Install Ubuntu from USB over Windows partition

My Windows install got really broken and I'd like to just overwrite the whole disk with Ubuntu (I've taken the data I needed off the disk). I have Ubuntu running on a live USB but it can only see the ...
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Is there anything wrong with my partitions? (with screenshot)

I installed windows over debian and i used boot-repair from a ubuntu live because i thought windows would break grub, when i turn on my computer a "grub2" shell (it's like a terminal but the ...
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can gparted (safely) extend partition size to space in front of root partition?

My root partition is getting to full, so I want to increase it's size. I know gparted can extend partition space with free space after a partition. However I only have available space in front of my ...
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reorganizing my filesystem

I want to reorganize my file system. I have swap allocated that I don't use. My / partition is overflowing all the time, and because of that I've kept moving big directories to a separate partition /...
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Attempt to shrink partition with gparted leaves all of the unallocated space still inside the partition

I am currently on Centos 7 and I am trying to free up some space on one of my disks so I can install Ubuntu along side of it (dual boot). I have a 2TB disk that is just under half full. This is not a ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 storage space warning mismatch with GParted

I had Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in dev/sda5 and thought I had deleted it and installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS in its place but gparted is showing that I'm actually on dev/sda6 which is also a part of an extended ...
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Error while resizing C: drive with Gparted

I have a system with Pop!_OS and Windows 10 dual booted When I was on Pop!_OS I wanted to shrink the C: drive (currently it is 400 GB) to make it about 250 GB and give the remaining to Linux. When I ...
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shrink partition after LVM resize on RedHat Linux

I have a physical Redhat RHEL 6.10 machine on physical hardware, which I tried to virtualize for vmware. We did backup with dd to virtualize. Problem is right now, that this VM is still taking full ...
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create non logical partition from free space on volume group (LVM)

I needed to have Windows beside Ubuntu on my Laptop. The setup on my ubuntu is 500 GB as Logical Volume. I could resize the volume group but can't do anything further, even with gparted on live boot. ...
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How to create a new encrypted LUKS-partition in GParted?

I want to create a new encrypted LUKS-partition in GParted. I've searched the UI and the help, but the only thing I can find is how to open and close an existing LUKS partition and how to to copy and ...
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How to increase root partition size by shrinking home partition using gparted live usb?

I have Windows and Arch Linux installed in my system. I plan to increase the size of my root partition by shrinking the home partition using GParted live USB. But there is a swap partition between my ...
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Trying to grow a partition fails, resize2fs keeps asking to run e2fsck first

I used Gparted first to place some free space directly to the right of my xubuntu installation on /dev/sda4, but it fails to grow the partition to include the free space. I then tried these below ...
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How to extend my main Linux partition?

I am using PopOS 20.10 and Windows 10 dual boot on laptop and I want to upgrade capacity of partition sda6. /dev/sda6 is a single Linux partition and /dev/sda8 partition (recently created), both are ...
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how to create boot partition on nonpartitioned disk?

how to create boot partition on new nonpartitioned disk? UEFI boot,for Linux, single OS on disk. Preferably using GParted.
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I am on Ubuntu. How do I expand last partition in GParted?

So my dilemma is that my Ubuntu installation is on the last partition. Here is a screenshot of GParted. Also on a hdd. Not sure if it makes a difference.
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How do I get my HDD in my in my freshly installed Ubuntu?

I have a SSD and a HDD on my system. I had wiped my SSD and installed ubuntu a few days before. My HDD had three partitions at the time. Their names were GApps, TMV, and study. But ubuntu only ...
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gparted/ext4 - Shrink partition to encrypted filesystem previous size after failed “move right” operation

After unsuccessfully try to "move right" large encrypted partition on my HDD, GParted show me this: If I click on Partition > Information I have this message : 176.57 GiB of unallocated ...
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How can I add a Windows partition to a Linux device?

There are any number of articles online describing how to turn your Windows box into a dual-boot Windows/Linux, but I can't find anything about how to go the other direction. My laptop is running ...
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Disk space used but no files available after failed partition resize with GParted

I have a 1To SATA HDD connected on my Ubuntu 20.04 machine. I started a partition resize with GParted to claim the last 100Go that were unused. Unfortunately my machine shut down during the process. ...
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increasing the size of root partition and reducing the size of home

I want to take 20G from my /home and put it in my /. I logged into live installation drive and launched gparted. The partitions look like this: sda4 is root, sda5 is boot and sda6 my home partition. ...
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df gparted space left [closed]

df -i report 96% left, df report 0% left (but 609M available), gparted report 18.55G left All for the same partition Is there any space left? df -i Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% ...
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I can't resize partition with GParted

I tried to resize my partition with GParted. But I can't resize the ext4 partition. I tried to look at other question on this site, but it doesn't seem like I can find the solution. The ext4 ...
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Installed vm debian gnu linux 10, trying to format/erase/fix a read only sd card in a linux way that windows or mac won't do?

I've installed Debian GNU Linux 10 in a VM. I'm trying to format/erase/fix a read only SD Card in a Linux way that Windows or Mac won't do. Unfortunately I don't know anything about linux/cli, but ...
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Hard drive is listed in lsblk but does not show in fdisk or gparted, drive showing no SMART errors

I am trying to wipe a HDD that was subject to a ransomware attack. I have plugged it in to a different machine using a SATA to USB adapter but it does not show up in gparted. If I run lsblk, the ...
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NEW-2020: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock

At my wits end over here... I have a USB drive which is failing to mount or respond to any commands really. I can't mount, can't erase, can't delete the existing partition, nothing seems to work. NOTE ...
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Unable to Resize Partition (GParted/Mint)

I am trying to resize a partition to install another flavour of Linux (Arch). But somehow I am unable to resize the main partition into two. I have attached an image of my drive setup now. Can you ...
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Libparted error “partitions 5. 7, 8…128 on /dev/sda have been written, but we have been unable to inform the kernel of the change”

When opening GParted on my Fedora 32 system, I receive the following message: I'm not sure what exactly is going wrong here. The system boots fine. I tried running fsck (via adding file /forcefsck ...
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cfdisk extend single root ext4 non LVM paritition will there be any data loss

I have single root EXT4 partition created and have extended the unallocated space of 150GB to root partition through CFDISK. I see that lsblk shows appropriate space, however concern that will there ...
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Fedora 32 boots to emergency mode after partition shrink

I recently shrank my main Fedora partition with gparted live to make room for a dual boot. Upon selecting to boot into Fedora 32 in GRUB, I boot into emergency mode. Reading from the log files, “...
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What is this FAT32 partition on GParted?

I want to increase the size of my Linux partition (/dev/sda5) using the 52.41GB of unallocated space on my SSD but from what I understand the /dev/sda3 partition is in the way of using the unallocated ...
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OS doesn’t see newly installed SSD (SATA)

I had broken HDD in my laptop for quite a while. Recently I’ve installed Fedora 32 on my second drive, I didn’t checkmark that broken drive during installation and everything was fine. Today I’ve ...
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Low size on home directory

Well I created a directory in the home directory in order to copy some books from my hard drive, and I found that there wasn't enough space on the home directory. As you can see below, I have got 377G ...
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Partition mounting/resizing failed to read last sector?

After a failed resizing operation, mount operation is failing with: Failed to read last sector (718198764): Invalid argument The partition is not accessible with Gparted and other GUI tools. How can ...
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howto increase (too small) EFI partition for dual boot

Just about to setup my notebook with Fedora 31 and ran into the issue the EFI partition (/boot/efi) being too small with just 100Mb. (the EFI partition was previously setup from windows when I ran &...
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Add OS/partition to encrypted disk using Logical Volume Manager, Debian 10 (Buster)

I installed Debian 10, using the boot disk to encrypt the entire disk, and create a logical volume manager. Now I would like to install a completely separate instance of Debian. However, when I ...
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Mkusb error leading to unusable flash drive (mangled partition table)

I struggled to title this so if you have a better title please edit or request a change. Trying to dual-boot windows and Ubuntu. I used mkusb to create a bootable Ubuntu disk, installed it, then went ...
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How do I boot from /dev/sdb1 rather than /dev/sda

I have a manjaro partition that I would like to install on my computer. I have it mounted on /dev/sdb1 with the boot and esp flags. However, my computer only recognizes the /dev/sda1 partition, which ...
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UEFI only recognizes /dev/sda, but not /dev/sda2, as bootable

I have two bootable partitions, /dev/sda and /dev/sda2. However, when I restart my PC the UEFI bootsystem only recognizes the /dev/sda partition. How do I fix this? I set the boot and esp flags to /...
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Merge Allocated Space with Unallocated space in Gparted

I have a dual booted machine (Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon and Windows 10) and am looking to allocate space from Windows to Linux. I have already removed space from my C:\ and D:\ Drive without any issues,...
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Increase “System Reserved” partition

The goal is to expand a Windows 7 SSD System Reserved Partition from 39MB and add 500MB to the partition. I was able to reduce the size of the C:\ partition by 500 GB using Window's native diskmgmt....
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fdisk dowsn't recognize SanDisk USB 3 Ultra Flair

I went through what I found about this subject in the most of the threads, unfortunately without success. I have the following situation. fdisk or parted doesn't recognize this sanDisk USB flash: ...
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Kubuntu takes more than 2 minutes to boot!

Okay... so I did something which I was probably not supposed to do. I have a 256 GB SSD. GParted from a live Kubuntu CD showed that I have 16gb of unallocated space. I wanted to add it to the root ...
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Corrupted USB drive with bad sectors

I got a USB drive which is probably corrupted by some virus in windows. So, I tried formatting it by plugging it into an linux system. I used fdisk and gparted to try and delete all partitions and ...
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Extending an extended partition with following unallocated disk space

There seem to be many scenarios, I read quite a few, but I caould not find a match for my problem. I have this gparted view on my system: I had sda6 swap sit right behind sda5; I moved that sawp ...
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How do I extend the storage space on a lvm filesystem in Linux?

I recently added CentOS 7 to my home PC alongside Windows 10 while WFH. The amount of storage space I allocated for this ended up not being enough, so I used Gparted to reduce my windows space and ...
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Remove Windows from dual boot and resize root partition (non-LVM)

I finally managed to run Windows in KVM/QUEMU in a VM and now i want to remove it from Dual Boot. My system details $ df -T Filesystem Type 1K-blocks Used Available Use% ...
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SD card not working, format not working

My sd card in mobile was showing corrupted. I thought to format it from my ubuntu machine. upon clicking format nothing was happening in the system, but data was accessible in system so I copied all ...
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How to edit/resize an LVM partition graphically (with a GUI)?

I want to resize an LVM partition (i.e. I actually want to increase the root / mount and decrease the /home), because I am running low on disk space on one virtual partition. Now People say LVM have ...
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Extend NTFS partition on dual boot

I have Linux Mint and Windows 10 on the laptop I work with, Windows 10 partition due to Microsoft continuous updating the system is now full and I'd like to extend it. I read I have to run linux live ...

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