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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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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 ...
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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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Managing partitions on Linux

I have two OS installed on my computer, Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 16.04. I want to resize my partitions to make room for another OS. I'm using gParted, the problem is i don't know which partition is used ...
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/ is full 100%. Looking to add 24 more GB to / without affecting Logical Volumes or re-formatting Ubuntu 14.04

Since I already have LV configured, how can I add more disk to root? I'd really like to keep everything within the disk without formatting df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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Move a LVM partition

I have a dual boot, and I never use Windows, but because I'm nice I wanted at the beginning to cut my hard drive in two equal parts, Windows on the left part, Linux on the right part. But then Linux ...
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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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When do logical partitions happen to need 1MB gap at each side in gparted?

I had a similar problem with this one: Why can't I create a logical partition with gparted?, where a logical partition cannot be created/formatted. Only in my case I was in a live session and it still ...
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Automatically shrink an ext4 IMG file

I have an ext4 img file containing an Android system partition files. I mount it by using sudo mount -t ext4 -o loop,rw system.img system When I'm done editing the files and umount the file, I ...
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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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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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Gparted see NTFS windows partition as fat32

I'm stuck in linux installation process. I've resized windows partition in order to be able to install linux (dualboot). Here is a screenshot of computer manager tool : Once, I've boot it on live ...
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How to conver each GB “manufacturer” RAM to the EXACT MB equivalent gparted uses?

I'm sorry for asking something as elementary, but the information is very confusing and, even when there are ISO recommendations, not everybody follows them. The manufacturer says my laptop has "8GB ...
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Cloned a smaller hard drive onto a larger one. Need to expand an encrypted partition

As mentioned I bought myself a bigger hard drive (1TB to 2TB, keeping my old one for backups). I dd the small one to the big one so I have all my data on my new drive. The only issue I have that 1TB ...
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Can only mount with gparted

I have the following /etc/fstab entry which fails to execute at system boot/startup: /dev/sdb1 /media/ssd256 ext4 rw,user,exec,umask=000 0 0 Doing sudo mount -a yields: mount: /media/...
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Recovering Boot Partition [closed]

Lately I started using Solus Budgie. I did something quite dumb: I wanted to format my external HDD to something other than fat32 with which it arrived. But I accidentally formatted my boot partition. ...
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Can not see partitions in gparted after imaging iso

I have imaged 64Gb usb stick with kali linux iso as explained in official documentation. Then I have created persistence partition with parted in accordance with official docs as well. But even ...
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External hard-drive's FAT32 partition not recognized by Windows after size increase with gparted

I had an external hard-drive with a fat32 partition (which I used for exchanging files between ubuntu and windows), some unallocated space, and a ext4 partition (which I used to backup my linux system)...
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VirtualBox - Dynamic virtual disk won't expand

I'm working on a 64-bit CentOS 7 VM on my Windows 10 host, and I have a dynamically-allocated VHD that is giving me problems. At first, the VHD's maximum size was set to 16GB, functionally about 14.4 ...
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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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Saving a modified GPT partition map to a file in GParted or similar tools

I can use sgdisk -b /dev/sdx to save the GPT partition map of a disk to a file. I want to generate such a file for a GPT with one partition of a certain size. The only way I can see to do this is to ...
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Removing the swap partition from a LUKS encrypted SSDD

I installed Linux Mint 18.2, as LVM with LUKS encryption, onto a 128GB SSDD. I would like to remove the swap drive b/c I have 16GB of RAM on my machine and I want to try to preserve the drive as long ...
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gparted failed during NTFS partition resize

I have a USB drive attached to my ubuntu laptop. I removed a couple of unused partitions (sdb1 and sdb2) and submitted the changes. Then I resized sdb3 (NTFS) to use the whole disk. Gparted told me ...
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Rearrange partitions in gparted to extend a partition

My gparted partitions are as shown below. What i'd like to do is to extend sda1 into the unallocated space (651GB) . But as you can see i cannot rearrange or resize sda1 since it is grayed out. I ...
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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 to resize the disk of an Ubuntu-VM correctly with GParted

I use VirtualBox on Windows 10 to run a VM using Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. I got the VM from my University with a disk size of 20GB which was way to optimistic ... so I want to resize it to 50GB so I ...
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Gparted can no create extended type or name partition

I have a 300gb hd with linux installed. It has a two partitions. The primary 30gb partition where the OS is installed. In addition, it has another primary partition that is 15gb. Then it has 236gb ...
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Can't resize /boot partition (fat32 / EFI system partition)

I'm searching for a way to expand my /boot partition. In general I have some free unallocated space. Using gparted the new size of /boot can't be bigger then the actual size according to the GUI. Is ...
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GParted, Linux, TrueOS (FreeBSD desktop), Windows - what partition scheme should I choose?

I have a laptop (Samsung, 8GB Ram, HDD 1TB) and I want to set it up as multi-boot with: Fedora Oracle Linux CentOS TrueOS Windows I want approx. 200GB on each of them - which is plenty for my ...
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What does this mkfs.ext4 operand mean?

I am using GParted (0.28.1, Fedora 25) to format a external drive and noticed that the command displayed is: mkfs.ext4 -F -O ^64bit -L "INSTALL" /dev/sdd1 When making disks in the past from command ...
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Impossible to format a SD Card [closed]

I have a Samsung SD Card 16Go, class 10, but I'm unable to format it/add/remove partitions. I tried to use gparted and fdisk, but nothing work. To be more precise, when I do the formating, I have no ...
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How to increase size of filesystem to match partition

Apologies for this question but I am very new to Linux. When I installed my Fedora distribution I only allocated 20GB of my hard drive space for its partition. I recently used GParted and tried to ...
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Disk shows wrong size on DF, correct size in gparted and vmware

I created a new backup system and initially tested everything with a 2.5TB disk. Once the idea worked out, I went to increase the disk to 7.5TB. I increase my volume on the SAN, then increased the ...
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Resize extended partition lvm

This is the disk schema I have which is coming from lsblk and lvs. What I want to do is resize sda5 which is of type Extended to the size of the block device /dev/sda which is 100GB NAME ...
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Cannot boot in windows anymore after switching from ubuntu to fedora

I had a dual boot setup in a single drive with ubuntu and windows 10. Ubuntu was installed from the install alongside windows option in the installer. I recently decided to remove ubuntu and install ...
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Resize Boot Partition Next to An Extended Partition

I'm a new user of Linux and I installed Linux Mint 18.2. I created 2 partitions: Boot / Root (Namely /). Home (/home). I underestimated the size needed for the Boot / Root and only set it 25GB. I ...
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How to extend partition in Ubuntu Guest on Vmware

On my Windows 7 host, I am using VMware Player to use Ubuntu. I had initially allocated 20GB and now getting Disk space full errrors. So I wanted to extend partition. By searching on forums I saw how ...
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Gparted gives problems with Fat32

It seems GParted is giving problems with FAT32 partitions. I am using the latest Gparted Live Disk from their site. But whenever I try to resize my EFI system Partition which is formatted using Fat32,...
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Invalid partition table!

I had a dual booted system (dell inspiron 5000 series). But then I wanted to Remove windows os so I booted from live flash drive and opened gparted and directly deleted windows partition. Now I ...
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How can I merge unallocated hard disk space to my linux partition?

I am currently dualbooted between Windows 8 and Linux Mint 18 Using GParted, I see this following: The selection partition is unallocated for a size of 25 GB, I would like to merge this with my dev/...
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Wheres all my disk space? I encrypted a partition [closed]

In my root folder, it shows i only have 15 GB of space available. When opening Gparted, it shows an 950 gb encrypted partition. How come i only have 15GB available in my root directory? Update: This ...
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How to install parted 3.2?

I need to resize one of my disks and a lot of information leads to the resize function from parted. But that's removed from parted in version 3.1. And 3.2 is just released. But when I do: yum parted ...
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ext4 won't be extended

I manualy installed Debian with encrypted LVM, now I'm trying to extend ext4 from gparted Live, but it won't extend it and I don't understand why for the moment, here are my partitions
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Can't extend root partition with unallocated space [duplicate]

I'm trying to extend my root partition with the unallocated space but it seems like the unallocated space didn't exist. When I reinstalled the system I had two different Free Spaces, one with 32GB and ...
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Trying to extend but swap partition is showing as Unknown in Gparted, shows proper from fdisk

I was trying to do a simple hard drive extend through GParted but was unable to because it shows my swap as unknown. Running this on a CentOS system, sda1 is ext3 and the swap is sda2. The unallocated ...
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Unsuccessfully resized NTFS partition using Gparted, now it has enlarged partition size but filesystem is not resized/grown

I tried to unmount the NTFS partition, it failed, so I umount -l /dev/sda5 and then tried resizing partition of ~200GB to 309.99GB. It resized in an instant, I was instructed to restart system by ...
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Will installing kali linux automatically add a grub bootloader even if I already have it?

I have a Windows 10 and Ubuntu dual boot on my laptop, I'd like to turn it into a triple boot with kali linux, the fact is I already have grub as the ubuntu installer added it. After a bit of ...
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GParted doesn't find partition in encrypted drive

I need to make my partition bigger, but when I launch GParted to do so it only detects two partitions. One holding the Grub, and one just being my main 1TB hard-drive. However, in my Dolphin file ...
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Why is formatting a USB as FAT32 quicker than formatting as EXT3?

I often use gparted to format my USBs. Whenever I format a USB as FAT32, it takes just a few seconds to complete. Whenever I format a USB as EXT3, it takes a few minutes to complete. Why is there such ...
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Using gparted to resize/move a Linux partition

I have a USB thumb-drive where I've installed a Live/Bootable linux system. It works fine! The partitions are: sdb1 (boot) (unknown) 3gb (unallocated 2gb) sdb2 (persistence ext4) 22gb (unallocated ...
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Trying to install ubuntu - no hdd found? [closed]

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 15z laptop, which I have done in the past and remember it was a pain. I booted into the "Try without installing" so that I could format the hdd for ...