Questions tagged [gparted]

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

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Create encrypted partition on existing drive with one primary partition while keeping data

fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sda: 931,5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): ...
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Gparted Linux Mint 18.1 issue

After I've installed my Linux Mint 18.1 [dual booting with windows 8.1] i wanted to extend /home partition. So i installed gparted and tried to extend but couldn't, after doing some reading on the ...
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Windows doesn't like resized FAT filesystem

I resized a FAT filesystem. Then the filesystem stopped working as a Windows 10 Recovery Drive. ("This may be due to a recent change in your hardware or software..."). And a running Windows is ...
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Gparted Live: Can't resize ext4 partition

I'm running a VM with Centos 7 in a virtual environment (Proxmox). I'm out of space. So I've added some from Proxmox, booted from Gparted Live CD to allocate that space to /dev/sda2, but it won't let ...
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Recover the contents of a formatted disk?

I've been setting up a new system, and recovering backups from my formatted external hard drive. I was able to get most of what I needed from it, but the btrfs partition was somehow reformatted as ...
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How to Boot GParted on UEFI Hyper-V VM?

I need to expand the / partition on a Linux CentOS 7.3 Hyper-V Gen 2 virtual machine. (secure boot is disabled) From what I've read, the procedure is: 1) expand the vhdx using Hyper-V Manager, and 2)...
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SD Formatting problem

I have a 8Gig SD card that I've been trying to format but for some reason nothing seems to be able to do it. I've tried checking for overlapping start and end bits but clearly there is no overlap in ...
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Partitioning an external HDD using GPT and with a “Microsoft Reserved” partition?

I've just bought a 4TB external HDD, and need some advice before partitioning it. Usually I just delete everything and partition (and create filesystems) from scratch, but this time I really needed ...
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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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BIOS / GPT: do we need a 'boot' flag? [duplicate]

On a BIOS-GPT system (i.e. no UEFI): I partition my disk this way: 1) 2MiB with the bios_grub flag 2) 1GiB ext2 for /boot 3) 30Gib ext4 for / for Gentoo. 4) the rest divided for other distros ...
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Increase partition size with free space divided by another partition

The attached screenshot shows my situation. I extended the virtual drive of my VirtualBox machine with one extra GiB, and now I would like to extend the sda1 partition with that extra space. But I ...
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How to do partiton of local disk in Kali Linux 32-bit

I want to expand my local disk on which Kali is installed. For that I used GParted and the unallocated space is combined with the local disk, but I am unable to access that. How can I fix that?
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parted - Completely overwrite USB device

After using Kubuntu for a few months, I wanted to install a lower level OS, e.g. Debian. I used the Debian manual, by writing the ISO directly to the USB. Now GParted doesn't see the USB, fdisk says ...
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Gparted bug? Window closes but it is not exiting

Gparted is still running after the window is closed. This can broke shell script, because you can only close it by typing Ctrl+c. Note that the window closes ok when I click on (X close), and the ...
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Duplicate PVs error in GParted when attempting to delete RAID1 setup

Problem When attempting to delete the remnants of my RAID1 setup I'm getting the following error: WARNING: Not using lvmetad because duplicate PVs were found. WARNING: Use multipath or vgimportclone ...
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Available space not changing when resizing the partition

in my computer I have several partitions. I have one partition with Fedora that had just below 40 Gb of space, and which I wanted to make bigger. Therefore, using gparted, I moved 10 Gb from another ...
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Can't mount partition/partitions not recognized in Solaris 11.1

I'm playing around with Solaris 11.1, and have run into a bit of a problem... I've installed three OS on my computer - LinuxMint, FreeBSD and Solaris - and have partitioned my harddrive (/dev/sda on ...
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Reserved-blocks issue: partition size successfully changed but not recognized by the OS

I run a dual-boot system, and the Linux distro is Ubuntu 14.04. I have used GParted to enlarge a logical partition, named /dev/sda6, on which the /home directory is normally mounted. According to ...
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resize2fs fails on “Scanning inode table”

I consistently receive this exact error when attempting to shrink a partition on my system. This partition houses xubuntu, which has been giving me some strange errors about the disk on boot which I ...
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Rearranging order of partitions in GParted

I recently made a small mistake as I was installing Arch and ended up with my partitions looking like this: Basically, my Arch partition sda9 is stuck between my Windows partition and some sort of ...
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How to put an unallocated partition under extended partition?

I have dual-booted Windows 8.1 and Fedora 24. But, I want to triple book now, with another not very known Linux OS. My partitions looks like this: I know that I can only create 4 primary partitions, ...
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Merge partitions between logical and extended partition

I'm not sure how to merge that unallocated 5GB space with the ext4 partition (sda5). Is there is a way (without formatting the ext4 filesystem)?
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GParted cannot create new partitions

I just install Fedora 24 few days ago and when I tried to create a new partitions to be my stuffs place GParted show an error. I've about 800 GB of unused space and I really need it,I'm familiar with ...
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I can't figure out how to extend my Arch home partition into free space

I'm trying to resize my home partition, but I can't figure out how to do so. Move/Resize doesn't let me move the bar, and there's no space to extend it to. I can't unmount it because it says it's busy....
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extend ubuntu partition in VM

I have Ubuntu as virtual machine guest hosted in esxi server. The Ubuntu disk storage was 5 GB and I wanted to extend the disk up to 30 GB. I extended it via esxi client, and now I see this in Ubuntu ...
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Extend unallocated partition into linux partition

I am trying to somehow extend the unallocated partition (below sda1) into the sda2 partition to increase its total size. If it is relevant the sda1 is a Windows 10 parition and I'm dual-booting with ...
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Changing home directory path with usermod doesn't work

When I try to use this command (as root) # usermod -d /media/erez -m erez I get usermod: user erez is currently used by process <number> Lot of examples on this issue but none of them ...
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Can I Grow A Linux Partition After Making It & Not Lose Data?

I finished the Arch Linux install successfully and installed GNOME. But I think I made my partitions too small: Disk /dev/sda: 232.9 GiB, 250059350016 bytes, 488397168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * ...
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What is the difference between a name and a label in gparted?

When I create a new partition on my disk using GParted, I have the option to set both a name and a label. Some partitions I have already have both, some only a label. If I right-click on an existing ...
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How to grow filesystem to use unallocated space in partition?

I duplicated a hard disk to a new larger one using the method suggested in Full DD copy from hdd to hdd. After doing that df -h reports the original and smaller partition sizes from the original disk ...
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Using Gparted and installing Windows 10 after Linux

I recently built a computer and put LinuxMint 17.3 on it right away. I now have a free copy of Windows 10. I haven't really been able to find detailed instructions on how to install Windows while ...
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Expanding the Kali Root Partition

I have a live distribution of Kali running on a usb with persistence. However, after installing updates and a few new software packages, the root drive is pretty much out of space. How do I go about ...
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moving free space before other partition (to resize the root part.) [duplicate]

it is possible to move some partition(entire) before another? I need to resize my root partition, but the free space is too far away.(I want to move the free space near the root part.) Can this be ...
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repair ext4 after squashfs thrown error & gparted move failed

i was: merging (sda9) unused space with sda10 moving (sda10) to right to be able to move free space (from merged sda9 to sda14) on hdd with gparted gui on ubuntu started from usb and i encounter a ...
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Resize LVM at the beginning

I have a LVM primary partition at the end of my disk, Windows is at the beginning, there was an unused partition in between but I need some space for Linux so I removed it. Now I'm trying to figure ...
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gparted (live usb) says my partition is mounted, but where?

I'm attempting to grow /dev/sda5, which is an 'lvm2 pv' partition, but it's contained in /dev/sda2, which is an extended partition. There is plenty of "unallocated" space immediately after /dev/sda2, ...
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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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Is it safe to shrink beginning of partition?

I have got paritions that look like this: And I would like to shrink /sda2 (home) for 2gb to right to make space to resize sda1 into 12GB. Is it safe to do it with gparted from live cd? Will I not ...
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Move free space from end of the drive to first partition with gparted

I am in a frustrating situation - no matter how I try, gparted won't let me assign the empty space to the first partition: The middle partition is blocking me from expanding /dev/sda1. I need to move ...
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why can I not see the unallocated space in gparted

so I have triple booted windows, kali, and ubuntu. I am trying to resize ubuntu /home directory which sits on the HDD. So I created a new unallocated space in windows of 200gb size, and I want to add ...
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Gentoo failed to emerge GParted 0.25.0

My system is Gentoo 64 bit GCC version is gcc (Gentoo 5.3.0 p1.0, pie-0.6.5) 5.3.0. I got this error while emerging sys-block/gparted-0.25.0 /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/5.3.0/../../../../...
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Cancelled hung GParted operation; didn't 'Force Cancel'; How do I get out without losing data?

In GParted, I was moving a partition over 200mb to the left. However, when it got to 76.13gb of about 330gb done, it stopped (it was stuck at 76.13gb all night). So, I hit cancel (without properly ...
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Expanding a hard drive partition to fill the drive without wiping the partition?

I have a hard drive that came out of an old Windows PC, which I'm using as a second hard drive. Because it was already formatted as ntfs, I didn't want to reformat it and lose all the data on it, so I ...
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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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partitioning a usb stick with gparted

I need partitioning my USB stick into two parts. Specifically my aim is to install Windows-to-go on the second partition and use the first one as a multiboot device for my Linux distros; these ...
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Create a UEFI bootable USB stick from an ISO image with GParted

I am aware that the issue of creating a UEFI-bootable USBs has been covered far and wide. However, from the first round of research I ended up feeling that the information gained is either hyper-...
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Cannot reformat Micro SD Card

I need to reformat my micro SD card, however I am having some issues with it. When I go the card on my computer, it displays the following message: The folder contents could not be displayed Sorry,...
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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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Can't resize extended partition

I want to add 7GB (unallocated) to the extended partition SDA3, but when I go to "resize/move" I can't add any more space; those 7GB are only available to add to the NTFS parition (SDA2), which is ...
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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 ...