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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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Unable to extend a partition in gparted

In my sdb drive I have 76 Gb of unallocated space. I would like to extend the partition sdb3. However gparted hangs if a try to extend this partition. Anyone knows why?
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Problem resizing Fedora partitions using GParted

Hello everyone, I wan to to resize the size of my current Linux partition. In the picture my fedora system is the sdb5 (it is on my SSD), the 105GB unallocated space was once the space of a windows ...
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Can i stop/cancel gparted resize in middle of move to the right?

I wanted to extend my / partition from 20GB to 100GB by taking 80GB from the /home partition. My / is on sda3 My /home is on sda5 So I used gparted and moved the front of sda5 right to subtract the ...
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Gparted USB not detected by grub

Im trying to resize the partition on my boot drive. I dual booted mint and windows 10 for years but today Im leaving windows forever. I deleted the windows partition and found that I couldn't resize ...
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How do I clone a 2 TB HDD onto a 120 GB HDD (shrink partition using gparted)

I have the following: Western Digital 2 TB HDD (65GB used space) Seagate 250 GB HDD (with nothing on it) The 2 TB HDD has Mac OS X 10.6.8 that I need to clone onto the smaller drive in order to use ...
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GParted stuck when formatting swap drive

I'm trying to format a USB disk which was used as a swap drive on another machine using gparted. It keeps getting stuck at the following screen iotop -o shows no IO activity. It freezes only when ...
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How to extend root partition by shrinking home

Recently I've found out that soon I will run out of space on my / (root) partition. I've done some research on extending root partition, however, it wasn't too informative (mostly everyone say it's ...
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Cannot Extend partition with GParted

I am trying to extend my ext4 partition using the GParted application. I've tried a number of times to get this to work, but it seems impossible. I've seen many threads about the issue being the ...
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How do I merge two ext4 partitions?

I have the following setup: sda7 is my /home (Linux Mint) that I want to merge with sda8 (which I cut out of Windows). I read here that I can't combine two partitions that are not adjacent and that ...
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Shrink existing Windows partition to extend Linux home one?

I have one drive with dual boot. I split it evenly between Windows and Linux Mint, but right now almost never use Windows. I want to keep Windows for gaming/Office, but move some of its disk space ...
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How to change partition type id without formatting?

How to change my partition type id from 83 to 8e without formatting and losing data?
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How can I resize my fedora lvm partition to be larger with the root partition in the way?

I have changed to Fedora Linux and shrunk my windows partition. I have unallocated space which I want Fedora to take up. I have looked other answers to questions like this and cannot find instructions ...
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Formated drive is not fully empty

I used Gparted to delete the partitions on a HDD as for some reason had used data on it however, after restarting my system it says my unallocated 4TB drive is only 3.64TB.
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Does `resize2fs` only move the end position of a filesystem?

man resize2fs says The size parameter specifies the requested new size of the filesystem. Does resize2fs only move the end position of a filesystem, not the beginning position of a filesystem (...
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What are the limitations on where we can move a partition in gparted? [duplicate]

Please leave the two posts open, until you can write a good answer to cover both. The layout of my current disk is: In gparted, when I select a partition, and click "Partition->resize/move", is it ...
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Will I be able to move my root partition without failing to boot?

The layout of my current disk is: I am following the advice from https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/501410/674 to rearrange the partitions on the disk. Are the following steps ok? shrink sda3 (/) to ...
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How to check if partition is Extended/Primary in Linux

Below is the info I get using (g)parted or fdisk command. Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 196265983 196263936 93.6G 83 Linux /dev/sda2 ...
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How can I split a monolithic partition into two, one for `/` and one for `/home`? [duplicate]

Right now, I have everything in a partition (except EFI system partition). How can I split the partition into two, one for / and one for /home? How would you use parted to do that step by step? How ...
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Can `parted` move a partition like `gparted`?

I saw in https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/501410/ that gparted can move a partition in a disk. Since gparted is said to be a frontend of parted, what is the corresponding command(s) using parted to ...
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Can parted show used and available sizes as gparted?

gparted is said to be the GUI frontend of parted. Why can't parted show used and available sizes for each partition, as gparted does? If parted can, how can I make it show that information? If ...
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Fedora 29 — 500gb Hard Drive only storing 52.6gb

I have two hard drives on my laptop. One has 1tb with windows 10 and the other is 500gb (which I took from an old laptop) with fedora 29. When I went into the disk usage analyzer (DUA) on Fedora 29 I ...
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How shall I improve the current partitioning of my hard drive for Linux filsystems? [closed]

I have had these questions for a long while, so I hope this post won't be closed. gparted shows the current partitions on my hard drive: When I partitioned my hard drive two years ago, I didn't ...
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Why do gparted and df -h report different size, used, and avail sizes of a partition? [closed]

$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 260G 16G 231G 7% / /dev/sda4 550G 323G 200G 62% /home gparted shows: Why are the size and used and avail sizes ...
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GParted ISO boot with Hyper-v (Ubuntu VM) getting PCI: Fatal: No config space access function found

I am using a GParted ISO boot iso image with Hyper-v & an Ubuntu Virtual Machine where I want to resize the volumes after adding more disk space. Error Message: [ 0.0085051] PCI: Fatal: No ...
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Protect linux partition from windows

I want to duel boot windows and Ubuntu, however i don't want anything on windows to be able to access my Linux partition. Is there anyway to do this without encryption? As i don't want to slowdown ...
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Convert primary partition to logical partition in linux

I have created new partition through Gparted in linux mint and now have used up all 4 primary partitions. Gparted directly created primary partition, the logical option was disabled. So I cannot ...
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Mount space on Ubuntu [closed]

I have a sda7, which is where the OS was installed. It has the file system of ext4 with 8GB free of 25GB (with a key also). Aside from that I also has a sda4 of type ntfs which was my old data ...
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How to shrink a lvm partition?

I'm trying to shrink an lvm partition, I have already shrunk the home volume, but I still can't shrink the partition in gparted. I am getting the following error: Archiving volume group fedora ...
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Scripteable partitions using parted

This are my original partition tables of my device Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 19 210MB 4370MB 4161MB ext4 SYSTEM 20 4370MB 4633MB 262MB ...
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Slow boot time after cloning disk and resizing partitions

I recently replaced an SSD with a larger SSD. I used Clonezilla to clone the old disk to the new one. After that I used GParted Live to resize the existing partition, pushing the swap partition to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...