General :: Recovering Files From A Failed Ext4 Partition Resize?

May 6, 2011

I didn't know a resize operation on a 750 GB disk was going to take 40+ hours, and I was biting my nails the whole time, until the power went out when "only" 8 hours where left.I can still mount the partition, and many of the files are still there, but some files show as '? ? ? ? ? filename.ext' with ls -l.If I try to go inside such a directory: Input/output error.

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General :: Recovering A 'ntfs' Partition Which Got Ruined By Mkfs.ext4 Command?

Jan 28, 2010

I just ruined my /ntfs partition. I used the mkfs command and stopped it by ^C immidiately, but it was too late. mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1

Is there a way to recover NTFS partition now ? The partition </dev/sdb1> was 'ntfs' and mkfs.ext4 did not check if it was a ext4 or give any pre-check warning, just went ahead with making the ext4 fs on a ntfs partition.

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Ubuntu :: How To Resize Ext4 Partition

Jun 23, 2011

I created only two partitions, root and /home. I want to resize root to a bigger value. I tried to play a little with parted without result. How can I do it safely?

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SUSE :: How To Resize Ext4 Partition?

May 6, 2010

How do I resize an ext4 partition including moving the start address? Actually what I want to do is extend the partition in front of it but that means first making space between partitions 1 and 2.As best I can tell resize2fs will resize the partition but not let me move the start addres. And fdisk will run, on say /dev/sda3 (the one I want to resize), but its default display doesn't show a start and end address which leads me to believe that fdisk isn't going to do what I want either.

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 And 10.10 Live CDs Both Failed To Resize My Partition / Sort It?

Feb 6, 2011

I tried multiple times and they both failed! Why? What could I do to get past this issue?

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Ubuntu :: Recovering Files From NTFS Partition?

Apr 17, 2010

By mistake i have deleted few files from my NTFS partition,is it possible to recover all those files..?

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Ubuntu :: Recovering Files From Unbootable Partition?

May 2, 2010

After realizing 10.04 Final doesn't support Intel 855 graphics card the hard way (upgrading to 10.04 from 9.10), I did some very silly things and now cannot even choose past kernals or go into failsafe graphics mode (which had worked prior to this).Long story short I screwed up GRUB. Because I am an amateur end user.I still have the 10.04 live cd. Can I reinstall this to put GRUB back to the original state?

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Ubuntu Installation :: The Ext4 File System Creation In Partition Failed?

Feb 11, 2011

I have a Dell Mini 9 netbook. The SSD took a dump, so I ordered a Super Talent 16gb replacement. I put it in yesterday, tried to install 10.10 and constantly get errors. The first error, which I haven't had since, was [ERROR 30] Read-only File System. The install obviously failed. Wondering if perhaps the file got messed up in translation, I redownloaded 10.10, reformatted the flash drive (sandisk cruizer 4gb), put 10.10 back on via the program on the Ubuntu site. No luck, but no longer the [error 30]. Tried again using Unetbootin, no luck. Rinse repeat a few times, no errors just a working cursor spinning and spinning and spinning and spinning and.. you get it.

Tried to put WinXP on it just because I was that frustrated, no luck.

Now I'm back to Ubuntu (because let's face it, who wants to deal with Windows, christ they make it so complicated). I'm currently using 10.04 because I was hoping (praying) it might just be a 10.10 thing.

No such luck, now it goes to step 7/7, starts, and 5% of the way thry "creating ext4 file system" it says "the ext4 file system creation in partition #1 (0,0,0)(sda) failed." I have checked the SSD in the Disk Utility, SMART tests are clean. I have gone to terminal and run fdisk and had a smarter person than me look at the copypasta, no errors, I have deleted all existing partitions in gparted and started fresh. I have tried the auto partitioning, I have tried manual, I am going insane. Literally insane. My preschooler thinks I've leaped off the deep end.

Could it be my flash drive? Could the SSD be defective despite the tests coming back clean? What do I need to type into terminal? Is there a way to entirely entirely entirely wipe the SSD to make it fresh-out-the-box clean? I will happily provide whatever you need if it means I can get my husband off my back about this stupid netbook with its stupid tiny keyboard.

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Ubuntu Installation :: The Attempt To Mount A File System With Type Ext4 In SCSI2 (0,0,0), Partition #1 (sda) At / Failed

Oct 10, 2010

I grabbed the new lubuntu 10.10 from [URL] but it turns out I'm having a problem installing it on my netbook (Asus Eee PC 1015PED). While installing, this error pops up:


The attempt to mount a file system with type ext4 in SCSI2 (0,0,0), partition #1 (sda) at / failed.You may resume partitioning from the partitioning menu.I'm installing via USB and have selected the option to erase everything and use the full HDD.

Edit: I had Xubuntu installed before.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Error - The Attempt To Mount A File System With Type Ext4 In SCSI1 (0,0,0), Partition #1 (sda) At /failed

Oct 15, 2010

Unable to install Ubuntu 9.10 on a new internal harddrive. The hardrive contains no operating system. This hardrive is the only drive present in the system.

Whenever the installation trys to mount the ext4 partition the following error appears: The attempt to mount a file system with type ext4 in SCSI1 (0,0,0), partition #1 (sda) at /failed

Iv'e tried over and over to get past this error to no avail.

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Ubuntu :: Get An Error Message That Reads "the Ext4 File System Creation In Partition #1 Of SCSI3 (0,0,0) (sda) Failed?

May 15, 2011

When reinstalling ubuntu 10.04, I get an error message that reads "the ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI3 (0,0,0) (sda) failled.

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Ubuntu :: Type Ext4 Partition Won't Let Copy Files Larger Than 4.1 Gb

Jun 30, 2010

I erase XP and do a clean install of 10.04 netbook remix on my Acer AspireOne. Almost everything seems to be working ok (so far.....3hrs after installation and still testing!) except for:

1: My main partition is formatted as ext4, and when I try copy back any (video .iso !) file that is larger than 4.1 gb I get a memory error and so only copies the file incomplete up to 4.1 gb. I know this problem under windows FAT vs NTSF but I have read that ext4 was beyond this... So what did I do wrong? Is the solution to switch the ext4 to ext3 and can this be done without loss of installed programs or files.

2: Video and Sound with video is not good. Lots of disturbance/turbulence and for sure not optimal for both video and sound.

3: my internal micophone is not working in Skype but it does with Sound-Recorder...I connected external mic and this works, but with lots of disturbance. Also the voice sound from telephone calls sound is not as should be.

The "hardware drivers" utility tells me that all is good and no proprietary drivers are in use on the system.

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Ubuntu :: Share Files - Read & Write - In EXT4 Partition

May 2, 2011

Recently i formatted my HDD into 5 partition namely :-

1) Win Vista
2) Ubuntu /
3) Home
4) Swp
5) EXT4 (Purpose is to share files between ubuntu and vista)

I'm wondering if its possible to install Virtual Box on both OS but pointing only to 1 virtual machine.

Also if its possible to permanently mount the shared partition on both OS.

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OpenSUSE :: Input/output Error For Files In Encrypted Ext4 Partition?

Sep 12, 2010

I've got input/output error from files in encrypted ext4 partition (external hdd), and I cannot delete them. What can I do to fix this? I don't need to recover them, I just need to delete them

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General :: Converting A Vfat Extended Partition Into A Ext4 Partition?

Jan 29, 2011

I want to convert a vfat partition into an ext4 partition. This is on my wife's machine and she deleted the Windoze partition as she now prefers Linux. Here is the (edited) output from fdisk -l:-

/dev/sda2 514048 4708351 2097152 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 4708352 6805503 1048576 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda4 52693200 234436544 90871672+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 59006800 234227699 87610446 83 Linux

I want to change /dev/sda4 to 83 to free up space for Linux without losing the partitions in this 'extended' partition!

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Access Files From External Ext4 Hard Drive Partition?

May 2, 2010

Recently my laptop broke down and wont start up. I'm currently trying to recover my files to my mac with an IDE to USB cable. It recognized my windows partition fine and I was able to get all my files off of that, but the majority of my stuff is on the ext4 partition that I have on it. Does anyone know how to access the ubuntu partition of this hard drive from my mac?

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Ubuntu :: Resize Ext4 In 10.10?

Apr 7, 2011

I'm using ubuntu 10.10.While I installed it in my desktop, i choose double boot by selecting "install them side by side,choosing between them each start up". After installing I found that my ext4 with root size is 100GB and swap 4 GB. Isn't it too big!!?? Is there any way to reduce the size of ext4 with root without harming the OS? Should it be done?

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CentOS 5 :: 5.5 Ext4 Conversion - Ext4 Partition Is Recognized As Ext3?

May 19, 2010

I had 5.4 machine. Upgraded to 5.5 today via yum upgrade. All went fine. Rebooted. Wanted to convert root partition to ext4 (I have three partitions: /boot, / and swap). All of them on software RAID 1 (root is /dev/md2). I did the following for converting

yum install e4fsprogs
tune2fs -O extents,uninit_bg,dir_index /dev/md2
nano /etc/fstab # I indicated here that my /dev/md2 is of ext4


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Server :: How To Resize Two Ext4 Volumes

Jul 5, 2011

I have been asked to use space allocated to /dev/sdb2 to grow /dev/sdb1 both filesystems contain data. When I run lvdisplay or vgdisplay I get "no volume groups found". and pvdisplay returns nothing. Do I need to add the fs to a group?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Resize The NTFS And Add To Ext4?

Aug 19, 2010

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu Lucid and Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit on a 320 GB hard drive. During the last month, I've completely moved from Windows to Ubuntu but I have to keep Windows for a few softwares like ooVoo and Office, especially OneNote. But now 105 GB for windows and 50 GB for Ubuntu doesn't seems right, as I can't copy any more files on my Desktop in Ubuntu, because it's full. I was just wondering if it's possible to resize the NTFS partition and add like 50GB or so to the ext4 partition which is my Linux's root. The NTFS drive is on /dev/sda5 and the ext4 one is on /dev/sda7.

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General :: Recover A Disk After Failed Gparted Resize?

Aug 1, 2010

I was trying to resize an external ntfs hard drive, so that I could make room at the front of the disk for a swap partition. At the end of the process gparted encountered an error. It couldn't see my disk again until I rebooted the system. Now, when it looks at the hard drive, it sees it as one big unpartitioned hard drive.

I'm pretty sure all the data is still there, uncorrupted. I just can't access it. How can I fix this?

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General :: Recovering Data From A Severely Damaged Ext3 Partition?

Feb 21, 2011

following problem. A friend phoned me in despair. Her Ubuntu didn't start any more - ASUS-Laptop switched on stops at a ramfs-prompt.
I started Puppy-Linux from DVD-Drive. Worked fine. But puppy can't mount her /dev/sda1 partition either. At least you can see that the partition is still there. Fsck stops with an error. May be the initial problem is a sort of bad hardware by which bad bytes were written to the hard drive. Hard drive and/or memory could be replaced but not the data.

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General :: Recovering/Creating NewWorld Partition On Mac G4 (PPC) After Botched Debian Install?

Apr 25, 2010

I was trying to install Debian 5.04 on a Mac G4, and in typical geek tradition, I didn't RTFM. During installation, I nuked all existing partitions, creating new to my liking. But as I learned later during the installation process, yaboot needed a NewWorld partition, so I can't boot the installation. I don't have any OSX CDs with me (this is a used G4 I purchased of craigslist) with which to create a HFS partition.I've re-run the Debian installer, which lets me create a partition that is supposed to be of type 'NewWorld', but the installer does not seem to like it or recognizes it.

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General :: Resize Partition With Parted

Dec 14, 2010

I have a partition, which is 32GB and is mounted to / of the archlinux distribution.I want to create another partition, I need about 5GB and I want to take them from this partition.If I use parted to resize the partition will I lose any files?

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General :: Resize A NTFS Partition In A Disk?

Feb 1, 2010

I need to resize a NTFS partition in a disk for which I have an image (dumped with dd).

I mounted it through the loop device on linux:

# losetup -o 32256 /dev/loop0 disk.img # I got the offset from looking at fdisk's output
# mount /tmp/t /dev/loop0
# ls /tmp/t
[content of NTFS partition shows correctly]
# umount /tmp/t
# gparted /dev/loop0

gparted shows me the disk correctly; it just contains one large NTFS partition I want to shrink.

I have it had it running for one hour now.

Question: will this work? There is lots of disk access but the timestamp and size of the underlying file disk.img remain unchanged.

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General :: Unable To Resize (enlarge) Partition?

Jul 2, 2011

I want to increase the size of my Linux partition (yellow and highlighted in image), which is situated in an extended partition, along with my biggest partition.

When I try to select the options from any partitioning software (EASUS, Paragon, Gparted) the option to resize is not available (or can't enlarge).

For example in the Paragon Hard Disk Manager, I can't add free space before the partition, even if I first shrink the "G:" partition, then try to enlarge the one with Linux.

Do you know what's happening here? Why am I not allowed to resize the partition?

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General :: Resize Partition On External Drive

Mar 21, 2009

Computer hardware is not my bag. I accidentally installed ubuntu on external F drive, thinking it was C drive, unaware that ubuntu installs on drive with most available space. Installation involved partitioning the drive in about half. So, before I install it on C drive, I want to restore my F drive. I deleted partition using XP Disk Management tool and tried to use gParted on Parted Magic live boot cd to resize remaining partition that contains my data. But it doesn't seem able to expand the good partition to reclaim the 'unallocated' space. How do I accomplish this? Must I backup and reformat?

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General :: Disk Management - Resize The Partition

Mar 30, 2010


I want to resize the partition

for example..
/u01 is 50 gb.
/u02 is 30 gb.

i need to risize /u02 to 100gb( i have space left of around 60 gb and I need to take 10gb from /u01)

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General :: How To Resize A Partition From Command Line

Aug 21, 2010

I'm trying to resize a partition from a command line using the instructions on this page:


The line below is the one I can't get to work right.


Now, using fdisk, we must resize hda1 to 6000M, and create a new partition. Command: "fdisk /dev/had".In our case, the fdisk commands are "p d n p 1 1 +6000M t 7 a 1 n p 2 enter enter w", resulting in this "fdisk -l /dev/had" output :

I've made this work before but I cheated by using Acronis to create the partitions. I really want to get it to work from command line.

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General :: Recovering Data From Ext3 Partition With Hardware Errors - Recovery Required On Readonly Filesystem

Jan 10, 2010

I have an external 3.5" USB 250Gb HDD which is showing symptoms of hardware problems (repeated /var/log/messages errors of "reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd"). This was originally plugged in to my NSLU2 running Debian Etch. I have just installed Ubuntu Desktop 9.10 to a spare Pentium-3M laptop and was hoping to copy the contents of this HDD to a fresh drive. However, I cannot mount it even read-only; mount -o ro /dev/sde3 /mnt/disk fails, and the /var/log/messages error is "recovery required on readonly filesystem", "write access unavailable, cannot proceed". I cannot understand why mounting a disk read-only should require write access. Following advice I googled elsewhere, I tried running mke2fs -n /dev/sde3 to try to list the alternative superblocks - but once again I got the error that the device was read-only. How can I go about accessing the data on this disk?

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