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

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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 setup GParted video mode in Oracle Virtualbox?

I'm trying to boot GParted live 0.14.1-6 within Oracle Virtualbox 4.2.6 r82870 (Extension Pack installed). The host OS is Windows 7, the physical graphic card is an AMD Radeon HD 6900. The physical ...
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How to extend CentOS 5 partition on VMware?

I have a CentOS 5 virtual machine and I added 20GB more to disk size. How do I initialize and extend the available space? I tried loading GParted as well, but the drive is locked; how do I unlock it?...
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GParted LiveCD fails to start

I have a VM setup in VirtualBox (LinuxMint 17.1). But I'm trying to boot to GParted so I can resize a partition. I'm using gparted-live-0.22.0-2-amd64.iso and it boots correctly. I've tried every ...
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Do I only need one swap partition for multiple Linux distros? (and other questions)

I have Linux Mint 14 installed as my only OS. I have one extended partition containing /swap, / and /home, and I have some unallocated space on my drive. I'm guessing that Mint decided to put this ...
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Linux/GParted can see partition table but dd bs=512 count=1 can't

I have an MBR formatted sd card and when connect to a Linux machine (xubuntu 12.04) it can mount a partition and parse the file system (as can GParted). However, when I try to read the MBR from the ...
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How to re-size partitions in a complete hard drive image?

I have taken a complete image of a hard drive using: dd if=/dev/sda of=/home/user/harddriveimg bs=4M It would seem to me, that I should be able to re-size the partitions within it after suitably ...
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I've wiped my partition table using gparted, is there a way to recover my partition?

I've wiped my NTFS (windows) partition table using gparted by clicking on "Device->Create Partition Table... and then apply", is there a way to recover my NTFS partition? I tried using this command ...
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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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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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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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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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gparted without GUI / X

Is there a CLI gparted version without GUI / X? parted shows warnings like the following when resizing / moving partitions: WARNING: you are attempting to use parted to operate on (resize) a file ...
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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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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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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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“Can't have a partition outside the disk!” for vdi created from a truncated image

I have used dd to create a partial/truncated image of a disk which only includes allocated spaces, then converted it to a vdi file for VirtualBox. I have successfully used the vdi image to run the ...
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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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Is it safe to use GParted while booted?

I have Linux Mint installed on an external hard drive, and I have the 4 main partitions (/boot, swap, /, and /home). I also have 600GB of unallocated space. I know there's always the chance of data ...
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dd can't see partition but cfdisk and GParted can

I am working with an external HDD and trying to backup a logical partition within an extended partition using dd like this: sudo dd if=/dev/sdb6 of=partition6.dd it returns: dd: opening `/dev/sdb6':...
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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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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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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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Moving unallocated space from Extended partition to create a Primary partition

This is my partition structure : I want to create another primary partition from that unallocated space. If I shrink sda2 to a size less than what I needed for to create another primary partition, ...
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parted not recognizing my current partition on external disk. How to fix without losing data?

I have an external (USB) disk, which has been working OK for some time and shows no errors whatsoever in /var/log/$relevantfiles (no errors on reading/writing, for example). Here's the thing: if I ...
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gparted live CD can't resize a partition?

I recently ran out of space on a VirtualBox VM (CentOS guest) managed by Vagrant. It was using a .vmdk image, so I couldn't dynamically resize it. Following these instructions, I cloned the old image ...
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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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Hard Drive Crash / Gparted Error or Something Else

Well, I had my hard drive crashed some weeks ago. My Ubuntu (14.04) automagically froze and after the moment I pressed the restart button, and it prompted me with busybox prompt. I tried booting with ...
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Change Partition Table with GParted

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server that has 6x600GB SAS drives in a RAID 5 configuration (Perc 6/i). The partition scheme looks like this: Partition File System Mount Point Size /dev/sda1 ...
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sudo add-apt-repository - command not found (GParted Live CD)

I am trying to burn a DVD using GParted (not a DVD of GParted). I see that GParted uses a Debian distro (Wheezy). I am trying to install dvd+rw-tools: sudo apt-get install dvd+rw-tools Package ...
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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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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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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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Why is GParted listing an empty parition as using 43.90 GB? [duplicate]

I have a fresh install (well, with package updates) of Linux Mint 16 (Maté) on a 3TB hard drive. I installed with the following partition table: /dev/sda1: bios_grub 1MB /dev/sda2: / 8GB ...
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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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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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Cannot access disk, partition table broken

I was so dumb, to turn of the power on my Readynas Ultra 4 when it was installing the disk (3TB WD Green), I had no time to wait for it as I was going to return it (It was too damn noisy) The disk ...
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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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Why can I rest assured that GNU Parted has not corrupted a single bit after shrinking my partition?

I shrunk my root partition and it seems nice. But I am thinking about overwriting now at least the most important files from the backup copy (external drive, rsync, weekly backup) in order to be sure ...
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Why is my hard drive out of space if gparted says I have 500+GB

I recently installed Debian on my machine and made separate / and /home partitions. Yet my disk usage analyzer shows that my /home is inside /. But gparted shows that /home is indeed in it's own ...
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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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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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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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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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Cannot format a corrupted 32Gb SD card

I cannot format a corrupted Sandisk SDHC ULTRA 32Gb micro card. So I used gparted in an Ubuntu system. I deleted the partition (/dev/sdf1), recreated it and formatted it in fat32. It still keeps its ...
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Gparted showing complete drive unallocated

Current Environment Information: Dual Boot with Windows 7x64 and Linux Mint 16 I am currently trying to install Elementary OS instead of Linux Mint. Windows works fine but Mint boots fine but has ...
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Resize Arch root partition in gparted

my arch linux(antergos) partition is getting small and I wanted to resize it by using a USB stick with the live version of antergos. So I booted, installed gparted but I'm unable to resize it ...
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Can't access NTFS drives after Elementary OS install

I have just setup Elementary OS. I have two hard drives on my desktop and I can’t access either one of them via file manager. To be precise I have two partitions with data that I need to access; dev/...
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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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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 ...