Questions tagged [gparted]

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

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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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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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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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Live boot GUI convert a primary partition to a logical partition?

Is Gparted Live unable to convert a primary partition to a logical partition? i.e. to make an extended partition and make that primary partition a logical partition within the newly created extended ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Gparted Shows HDD as unallocated

I've Windows 8.1 & I'm planning to install Kali Linux with it. However, at installation gparted shows the whole hard disk to be unallocated and a warning. The warning is as follows: /dev/sda ...
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Resizing NTFS partition on USB drive

I am trying to make an external backup and wanted to make a partition on my external USB drive for that. But using gparted, I cannot get this done. I connected the drive, unmounted it, but cannot ...
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Unable to format a CF card

I have a compact flash card formatted to FAT16. I am unable to format it to any other file system. I used GParted to format the card to ext2 for example, after I do that, the file system becomes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recover from interrupted partition move

So, I was trying to shift my (NTFS) data partition to the right to accommodate expanding my boot partition. I was using gparted on a Fedora 20 live USB; about 230/560 GB in I closed my laptop, ...
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Mouse and keyboard stop working during debian live installation

I know there have been similar question, but neither applies to my situation. I want to try/install debian. I downloaded a couple of live disc images (debian-live-7.8.0-amd64 with various desktop ...
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What is the best way to add unallocated space located before to Ubuntu 12.04 partition with GParted live?

I have my 1TB disk partitioned in three main parts: /dev/sda1 NTFS SYSTEM 100 Mb /dev/sda2 NTFS Win7 469.12 Gb (too large!!) /dev/sda3 extended 373.36 Gb /dev/sda5/ ext4 358.21 Gb /dev/sda6 swap 15....
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SafeCopy worked but I have a few problems

I had a 60G NTFS drive that had 28 physically bad blocks as reported by GParted. I used SafeCopy to recover to the root of an empty 500G drive using SafeCopy defaults. Everything worked as expected ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to perform any kind of operation on MircoSD card

I have a 8 GB SDcard that look like this in gparted: My goal is to have a single 8 GB partition on the SDcard. When I try to perform any operation (delete partition, create new partition, change ...
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why can't I partition a LUKS mounted partition?

A CentOS 7 server has to have LUKS encryption for everything but /boot and /boot/efi. And the large LUKS encrypted remainder partition (1.8 TB) will then need to be partitioned further. I was able ...
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GParted on USB: Backup GPT Table is Currupt

I have a new USB and have used it before however when plugging it in, it does not show up on my desktop in Linux Mint. When opening GParted, a message pops up that says Libparted Bug Found! The ...
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How to move space from 1 file system to another?

I am currently using Virtualbox to run this server where my current disk space is: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/ol-root 50G 44G ...
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Disk copying with two OS on it

I want to change HDD in my laptop to bigger one. I have installed WIN XP and Mageia Linux and GRUB version 1 as the bootloader. I want to use procedure, such as below, for copying and changing disk: ...
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Edit partition of disk part of a ZFS Raid

I've got a strange problem. Since a previous failure from one of my hard drive, I had to replace one of my 4 hdd running in RAIDZ. But since I changed this disk, the last partition of my disk ...
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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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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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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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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 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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/ 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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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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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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How to recover a partition recreated with gparted

Yesterday I've had the bad idea to try to follow this tutorial : http://fds-team.de/cms/articles/2013-12/use-a-real-windows-7-partition-in-virtualbox-kvm-vmware-player-u.html these are the commands ...
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GParted hangs while resizing partition

I decided to shrink a FAT partition on my memory card by 768 MB to make place for a new one. GParted hangs on the fsck step. The progress bar halts and any window above it leaves the part of the ...
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unable to format usb drive

I'm trying to read an usb drive that until a few day ago seemed to be perfectly working. Today windows started to be unable to access or modify its content. Trying to reformat it with linux (arch ...
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Decrease crypted LVM partition

On a Linux Mint install, I used the option to use whole disk and encrypt it. Now, I want to install Windows on another partition. How I can safely decrease size of this encrypted LVM? Of course, ...