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

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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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formating hp 16 gp pendrive

i had formatted my hp 16gb pen drive after installing os its shows 1.99gb i had tried all no use. i formatted ntfs, ext4, ext32 different types of formats it shows same thing. in terminal page it ...
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Is it safe to move this EFI partition?

My configuration: /dev/sdb2/ -> Windows 10 Partition /dev/sdb4/ -> Ubuntu 18.04 Partition I would like to decrease the Windows 10 partition and give that unallocated space to the Ubuntu 18 ...
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Recovering files from empty Linux partition

On my Linux setup, I had a separate partition for my /home directory. I had Linux Mint XFCE 19.2 and updated to 19.3 Cinnamon. However after the update my user was gone and after making a new one, ...
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free space inconsistency

why does df command and gparted show different free space? In my case, I have: $ df -hT Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on [...] /dev/sda4 ext4 184G ...
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Error mounting /dev/sda2

I have been running Pop!_OS for a while now, and decided to install Kubuntu. I booted into the Kubuntu USB drive to try it first, and decided to prepare the partition for installation with KDE ...
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Increase disk size by merging partitions

I'd like to have some more space on my Linux partition. My laptop is a Windows/Fedora dual boot. I have made a partition that I want to add to my Fedora partition. I can't figure out how to merge (or ...
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Unable to resize filesystem on a raid 5 array “Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition”

Until recently, I was using my raid 5 array with 4 disks but I added two more disks to the array and used the --grow option to actually grow my array. Now I have an array with a 2.7 TiB filesystem and ...
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optimal start and end sector for correct allignment of ~250GB SSD partition (CentOS 7)

I have a 2TB Samsung EVO SSD that I just installed to replace on older, smaller, model. This is a shared resource for several OS installations. I have 4 partitions on the drive as not all of the ...
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GParted taking +50h to resize a 900GB partition?

This is the situation: I have a 1TB hard drive with a 900GB HFS+ partition and 480GB of data. I've decided to shrink that partition to 500GB so I have space for another partition. However, GParted ...
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How to unlock root partition using LiveUSB Gparted

After hours of searching on the internet for answers, I still cannot unlock my root partition in GParted. I want to add 100gb unallocated space to my current /dev/nvme0n1p7 "fedora_localhost-live" ...
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How to make partition for general use after dd ing the iso to the usb

I created a live USB stick using dd command. It boots, and after creating a partition it also boots, but the general partition does not mount and is not recognized. I tried it with NTFS and linux ...
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gparted live: df missing drives in Ubuntu VM

I'm using GParted live iso to attempt to do zerofree. In the GParted GUI, I can see the same drives as when normally booted. But when I open the terminal - still in GParted Live - df doesn't show /...
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Using gparted before installing Windows 10

I will be installing Windows 10 and Linux (dual-boot) on a new computer in a couple of days. I would like to use GPT instead of MBR for the partition table. As I understand it (and have done in the ...
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Cannot create partition on hard drive

I'm on PopOS 19.10, and I try to create a partition on my new SSD (Crucial MX500, 1TB). Note that it worked on Windows, I could create a NTFS partition, so from this base I admit my SSD is healthy (...
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Proper way to install Grub after cloning a drive partition

I currently have a drive installed in a server that I need to clone to a second drive (to move the OS to a different machine). The original drive is a 270GB SAS drive, and the drive I want to move to ...
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How can I expand my ext4 filesystem after transfering via dd

I have transferred the whole 64 gb sd-card to a 128 gb sd card. the 64gb sd card is from a Raspberry Pi 4 and contained 5 partitions. I used this command: dd if=/dev/mmcblk0p of=/dev/sdb after the ...
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Resize Raw Image with GPT Partition Table

I'm attempting to resize a raw image (created with dd) containing a GPT partition table and several NTFS partitions. I mounted the image using losetup, ran partprobe to update the partitions the ...
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Cannot copy to NTFS USB drive via nemo in Mint 19.1

I have a USB stick previously used for LinuxMint 19.1 Cinnamon liveUSB. Having finished with the installation, I've removed all liveUSB partitions and a partition table and created a single NTFS ...
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CentOS 8: Gparted requires polkit, where may I find it?

In a previous question I asked for help finding polkit so I could install gparted. The one answer I received allowed gparted's install by adding another repository, but led to other problems. Now ...
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Gparted: too many primary partitions

I'm trying to create an external hard drive with NTFS part for info and hidden bootable fat32 part. Here is an error .
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Need help partitioning Linux Mint SSD

I would need advice on how to partition my ssd correctly to add non-allocated free space to sdb4 (please see the picture). My PC has 3 data drives, nvme0n1 carries Windows, sda data, and sdb is Linux ...
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How to merge two unallocated partitions which 1st is on left site and 2nd is on right side [duplicate]

This is how it looks. I wonder if it's possible to merge the 2 unallocated partitions without data loss
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GRUB2: unknown filesystem for all partitions

I have 5 partitions on my SSD. 1 - ? 2 - Windows 3 - ? 4 - EFI System 5 - Ubuntu I was out of space on 5th partition so i decided to boot from LiveCD and expand it. I took some space from 1st ...
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Can't use new disk space after vdi hd resize

I have a RHEL 7 vdi running on VirtualBox. Hard disk had a size of 8 Go and I wanted to resize it to 12 Go. On host machine I successfully used VirtualBox's modifyhd utility. Then I ran GParted and ...
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Fixing a broken btrfs partition?

I'm having a lot of trouble with an install of openSUSE Leap (14.2) on a btrfs partition. Today I booted the computer up and it would get stuck at the loading screen, without ever getting to the ...
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How to merge unallocated preceding partition using gparted or any other tool

I had windows 10 installed and I dual booted ubuntu 18.04 with it. Now I want to remove windows 10 and just keep ubuntu so i used gparted to remove windows 10 but now I can't resize /dev/sda3 or /dev/...
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Gparted: Cannot create extended partition

I am unable to create an extended partition on my disk in Gparted: the option is greyed out! I resized the primary partition on the disk to leave some unallocated space, and I wanted to make the ...
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Opened GParted while copying files

I was copying files using a file manager and accidentally opened GParted. Will that affect what I copied to my device after being unmounted? It was strangely uninturrupted and finished without any ...
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How to create a logical partition?

While installing Linux, I created three partition, primary for efi, logical for ext4 and swap. when I enter in gparted, I saw that my ex4 is primary, a lock beside the partition. how can it be fixed?
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GParted - expand main Debian partition into freespace

I'm trying to expand my main linux partition from a Debian install, /dev/sda1 into the 7gb unallocated free space. Normally I would just use the resize feature in GParted but because the free-space ...

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