Questions tagged [gparted]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
1 answer
57 views

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, ...
user avatar
  • 361
0 votes
3 answers
33 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
10 views

I want to merge two partition without losing my data and see what files in those 2 partition

It looks like i have two partition for Ubuntu, nvme0n1p7 and nvme0n1p79. I want to merge them without losing my data or deleting one. Also, how and where can i look nvme0n1p7 location in FIles app? I ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
64 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
21 views

Extended storage with gparted not available

I've extended /dev/sda3 [encrypted] lvm2 pv (luks) after cloning to a doublesized disk. Yet I'm unable to use the additional size. df -h displays still the old size as well. What could I do?
user avatar
  • 249
0 votes
2 answers
138 views

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!
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
205 views

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?
user avatar
  • 10.2k
0 votes
1 answer
119 views

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*...
user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
82 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 237
0 votes
1 answer
104 views

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 ...
user avatar
14 votes
2 answers
3k views

Why does my dd Full Disk Copy Keep failing at 8 GB?

I am trying to clone a 500 GB SSD to a 1TB SSD. For some reason, it keeps failing when the data being copied reaches 8GB. This is the third 1TB SSD I've tried this on and they all get stuck at the ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
19 views

is there some way to speed up gparted devices/partitions scanning?

I need to work on a single device. But when I open gparted it wants to scan all the 70+ partitions everywhere (gpt)... If I try gparted -help or --help or help or --pleasehelp, it wont help... should ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
58 views

Can I faster move the partition to the left?

I mistakenly store data in the same partition with Ubuntu system files, I want to move them all to the new partition which created from root partition, and then shrink the root partition, move the ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
68 views

Can't resize partition using gparted from Live CD

When I go to resize my ext4 main partition of Linux to free up some space as unallocated, after clicking "Apply", gparted shows me an error. I am using latest version of gparted live and ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
337 views

Ubuntu frozen boot after moving root partition

[Go to the end to see the solution] I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 10. I have enlarged and moved (to the left) Ubuntu's "/" partition with GParted. When I boot my system, ...
user avatar
  • 1
2 votes
1 answer
101 views

xfs - Can't have a partition outside the disk

My hard drive crashed and a restoration company was able to copy everything to another new drive. I think they used dd or similar. It had two xfs partitions. But, now I can only mount the first one. ...
user avatar
  • 21
0 votes
0 answers
30 views

Corrupt sd card is seen by gnome-disks, but can't format

Somehow I can see the sd-card in gnome-disks as /dev/sda, but it won't show up in gparted. In gnome-disks it shows as a mass storage device with no media, or size, and it won't allow me to edit ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
125 views

How to extend partition size without losing data?

How do I extend the size of /dev/sda5 using the unallocated space on the top? I've tried using the resize/move option directly but can't do that because the partition is mounted and it can't be ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
31 views

Can't add unallocated space to my root partition using parted

I want to extend my pop os' root partition. I shrunk my windows partition (using a third party program, easeus partition master) and created an ubuntu bootable drive. In gparted the free space shows ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
96 views

Merge unallocated partition into my mounted partition (/dev/nvme0n1p5)

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 ...
user avatar
  • 1
3 votes
1 answer
501 views

How come I can't edit the partitions of this USB drive?

I'm trying to divide a USB thumb-drive into multiple partitions using gparted, but for some reason the Delete option is greyed out. How come? The drive is unmounted, but the only available option is ...
user avatar
  • 33
0 votes
1 answer
168 views

Shrink ufs partition in OpenBSD

I have just installed OpenBSD and I need to free some space for another system. Earlier I did it with gparted, but here is not an option. fdisk only can grow partitions filling the subsequent free ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
58 views

Can I move and merge two partitions wtih gparted

I have just installed Linux Mint 20.2 . While installing I gave auto partition option by erasing my previous OS assuming it would create necessary partitions using all available space. But my root ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
46 views

Instructions for combining some partitions using gparted, and some other questions

(first time StackExchange Linux user here), I have been using Linux Mint for quite a while now, and originally partitioned with only a little space for it (originally intended just to play around with ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
138 views

Extend partition size on the left

I have Linux Debian on the partition sda4 of my 1TB hard disk: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 931.5G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 260M 0 part /boot/efi ├─sda2 8:2 ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
374 views

Linux Mint Not Recognizing New External Hard Drive Properly

I recently bought an external hard drive by maxone to use with a Mac that I have. The instructions that I got with it was to connect it to a Windows PC and format it before I can use it with a Mac, ...
user avatar
  • 111
0 votes
0 answers
102 views

Is my sd card dead?

I am new to the formatting world. I was using a SD card in camera, it was working fine. I wanted to wipe the recordings, I tried formatting within the camera app. It failed stating some abnormal ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
212 views

Gparted refuses to move my Linux partition; why?

Recently, I installed a larger SSD in my laptop (dual boot Windows - Mint) and copied my existing data to it. After fixing boot issues (see How to restore grub after cloning hard disk for a dual ...
user avatar
  • 173
0 votes
0 answers
45 views

Can I make a bootable Hdd for installing Linux/Windows from gparted live?

So I have a new laptop with no important data. I installed windows and then I installed Linux mint in dual boot, but the laptop had no good drivers for linux mint and I tried removing Linux mint from ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
130 views

Shrink partition with gparted

I've seen a lot of posts about discrepancies between du, df, and gparted, but none really answer my question, so here it is. I've a bootable drive of 8gb that needs to be reduced in size to fit a 4gb ...
user avatar
  • 198
0 votes
1 answer
55 views

How to proceed to enlarge /boot

I know how to use gparted on a livecd to resize partitions, but here it's a bit more complex and I don't want to screw it up. I have a /boot which is ridiculously small (can hold only one kernel at a ...
user avatar
  • 585
0 votes
1 answer
37 views

I want to increase my home or switch partitions

As you can see I made a mistake partitioning my hard drive. Currently dual booting windows 10/ubuntu my current home is only 10gb. How can I resize this?
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
247 views

Usb DIsk Shows"unrecognised disk label" Unable to do dd, partition or reformat

A Complete Noob here! I am having trouble using my Pendrive in my arch system. It does not mount. When I opened GParted I noticed it is taking longer to load and Pendrive was named /dev/sdd in spite ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
188 views

expanding my linux mint partition to include unallocation partition

Good morning from Australia. Could someone please help me. I have researched this topic for days but nothing seems to exactly cover my particular question with the space that I have. I am running ...
user avatar
  • 3
0 votes
0 answers
95 views

How to extend Linux partititon dual booted with Windows? And how to rebuild Grub after extending the partition?

I have dual booted Linux(Kali Linux) and Windows, Due to of shortage storage in Linux ,I want to shrink the Windows partition and extend Linux partition I know there are many posts regarding this, I ...
user avatar
  • 3
0 votes
1 answer
617 views

Partitions not detected by ubuntu 18.04 live usb

I use a primarily windows system dual booted with my ubuntu 18.04 Since about 1 year, I was not able to boot up into ubuntu (initramfs prompt opens, and no solution I could find worked). This original ...
user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
1 answer
126 views

rEFInd manual stanza for GParted live

I downloaded GParted live archive and extracted it to /dev/sda4. The GParted guide explains installation with grub, but since I'm not using grub I wanted to give it a shot adding a manual entry to ...
user avatar
  • 13
-1 votes
1 answer
40 views

Extending Linux Partition

I have two hard discs. On the second one, I have the Linux Partition. I want to extend it, but I don't know how. I'm quite the beginner, so and extended guide or a link to one would be usefull. Linux ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
27 views

Moving the third partition might prevent the boot of os

I have a wokring image file for an ARM embedded Linux system. The rootfs partition is way too big and I want to shrink it. Initial scenario: Disk /dev/loop0: 7,22 GiB, 7744782336 bytes, 15126528 ...
user avatar
  • 557
5 votes
1 answer
273 views

How to increase LVM when using LUKS2 on Debian Buster

I'm running Debian Buster on a ThinkPad T420 which is equipped with a 250 GB SSD. Since I needed more disk space I used Clonezilla to clone my current Debian installation from the internal 250 GB SSD ...
user avatar
  • 217
2 votes
0 answers
35 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
37 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 3
0 votes
1 answer
58 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 135
1 vote
1 answer
76 views

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 /...
user avatar
  • 135
1 vote
2 answers
367 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
558 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 145
1 vote
1 answer
146 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 13
5 votes
1 answer
6k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 2,126
0 votes
2 answers
494 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
1k views

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 ...
user avatar

1
2 3 4 5
7