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

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Unable to Start GParted

I've been doing some work with various USB drives and have been using Gparted to do so. However, for no apparent reason, gparted no longer starts. If I open the graphical application, I authenticate ...
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How can I expand my root partition on kali linux?

I need some space on my root partition that is getting full, so I used GParted to getting some space as unallocated. Now I want to expand the /dev/sdb1 but when I click to resize the buttons are not ...
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dd if=/dev/zero leaves drive contents in-tact? Bad USB stick?

I thought I could nuke all partitions of a drive by using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX. In the past this has always worked for me, but in this case it is not working as expected. #check the partitions ...
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How to change partition name (not label)

I am using GParted. It shows partition name and a label. I found their difference in What is the difference between a name and a label in gparted? I found how to change Partition label in How do I ...
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GParted live graphical mode not working

I want to run GParted live 1.0.0.3 on a laptop with both an integrated and discrete graphic card. I managed to start GParted using the "vga=normal" boot option, but X refuses to start either if select ...
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GParted Live on Hard Disk with Ubuntu

Edit Please note that I fixed the original problem of not booting, but I still can't get it to run X-windows after being prompted for language, input, and display resolution. Original question I read ...
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Kernel Panic after repartitioning disk with gparted

I have a Dell Inspiron 5523, which has two drives. One is an HDD (call it sda) and one an SSD (call it sdb). My system is dual boot UEFI with a large part of it being Windows 8 (around 332GB) and a ...
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Applications loading slightly more slowly after shrinking Debian 9 root partition

I have a 250 GB Samsung Pro SSD in my Lenovo desktop. Initially Debian 9 was using the whole disk. Recently I decided to shrink my Debian partition and create two more partitions, one a shared data ...
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Increase virtual HDD space on VMWare for Ubuntu

I am having an issue following instructions on how to increase from here. I cannot get the unallocated space to merge with the sda1, no matter what I try. I allocate the 30GB, then try it that way, ...
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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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USB flash disk not mounting/showing and gparted and commands didn't 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 mounting. So I opened the Disks; it shows: Then I tried opening Gparted; it never finishes loading. When I realised this ...
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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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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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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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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 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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gparted, df and resizing a hard drive partition

I block copied a 50 GB linux partition (almost full, 92% used), from a disk which had started to have some errors to a 666 GB partition of a 750 new hard drive using ddrescue -v -d -r 3 -f /dev/......
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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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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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Windows boot partition missing after Kali Linux installation

[Windows 10 User Installed Kali 2.0] This seems to be the issue of many beginner users of Kali Sana. Installing Kali and either formating their windows partitions not making windows bootable any more ...
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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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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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Expand partition in Gparted backwards vs. move backwards + expand

Which is quicker and safer?: To enlarge a Gparted partition backwards or: To move the original (smaller) partition backwards, and then enlarge it? Example demonstration Enlarge /dev/sda3 to fill ...
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Debian Wheezy live - gparted, dmsg, fdisk etc. do not detect local hard drive but it is shown during installation

Yesterday I finished backing up my data and it was time to wipe that HDD of mine for good and freshly install Debian Wheezy stable with Xfce as a WM. I've booted into a live session to see if things ...
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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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why are DATA partitions not consistently reported in CentOS 7?

Why am I getting inconsistent/conflicting pictures of the DATA partitions that were created in the CentOS 7 installation process when I use df -T -h, parted ... print, and fdisk -l? In case it ...
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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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Growing my extended partition to the left

I have the following one hdd Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors Disk identifier: 0xfa6bd800 Device Boot Start ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...