Software :: Gparted: Joining 2 Partition Ext3 Within One Partition (data Saved)?

Dec 11, 2009

I usually repartition a disk by backing up, deleting the partitions, formatting them and repartition. I just did a 200 gig backup (so i am safe) and i want to join 2 (ext3) partition together, sdb1 (data4) and sdb5 (data5) into one big partition. Is there a way to do it without scraping the data in sdb5 (data5). It would save me from rewriting the data back to that new partition (200 gig is time consuming).

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Aug 3, 2010

how to create extended ext3 partition using GParted? Every time I select "New" for unallocated space I can only create primary partition. Other options (extended and logical) are always greyed out.

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May 26, 2010

because what i was looking for was complicated, i am going to edit post

I have laptop with ubuntu on it. I have one ext3 partition with ~220GB.

I want to delete ubuntu and create two ntfs partitions (50+170GB) so i can install windows 7 later.

how to do that using GParted Live CD?

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Dec 30, 2009

A HP Netserver LP2000r, with original SCSI controller and HP NetRaid-2M controller, 3x 36GB Ultra3 HDD in RAID5, Debian (sarge/etch), has crashed after 992 days without reboot. From all that I can see, a hardware failure, most likely with the memory. The HP Diagnostic tools cannot find any problem, but everytime I boot into Knoppix, I get between 2minutes and 2 hours of runtime, and then either a kernel oops or just a complete and sudden halt.

Well, the box has earned its money. However, there is some data on the drives that I need to recover (yes, I have beaten myself up properly about not backing up that data, don't even go there !). There are three partitions: sda1 is /, sda2 is swap and sda3 is a LVM volume with 3 logical volumes on it. As far as I can tell, the hardware defect must have been creeping in and has made a total mess of the inodes in all these partitions.

After booting into Knoppix, I can restore the volumes using pvscan, vgscan, lvscan, vgcfgrestore and vgchange. If I try and mount them: mayhem. So I try and check them, using fsck.ext3. All sorts of interesting nonsense, such as a completely empty inode 11 (the first inode) and then obviously from there on all else is pointless. I tried using debugfs, but the information on what to do with it is somewhat spurious.

P.S.: Tomorrow I will go and get myself a 16GB Flash Drive and then hopefully I will be able to dump the partitions one by one onto that drive and transfer the images onto a different computer for analysis and data recovery.

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Apr 25, 2009

I wanted to upgrade from Intrepid to Jaunty. I opted for a format/reinstall as I figured upgrading usually sucks. To save my important data, I resized my partition (partition A), formatted the empty space with ext3 (now partition B), and moved the necessary files from partition A to partition B. Then I went through the install process and installed Jaunty on partition A, telling the installer to NOT format partition B. It gave a warning about the installer deleting system folders (var, usr, etc) but I figured it didn't apply. I was wrong.

So now partition B is "empty." I know it didn't format it, but I need to get those files off of there. I have created an image of partition B using ddrescue, but I don't know where to go from there. I tried using foremost, but it won't recover things like my virtual machines and completely nukes the original file structure I had. And I've tried mounting it (using sudo mount -t ext3 -o loop /home/user/recovery.img /mnt), but that doesn't seem to work. The mount command completes successfully, but nothing shows up in the folder I mounted it to.

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Feb 21, 2011

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Aug 5, 2011

These following ext3 partitions contain identical data. As we can see, the larger the partition size, the more space is required for the same files:

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/loop11 3965777 561064 3199964 15% [...]
/dev/loop19 573029 543843 29186 95% [...]


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Oct 11, 2010

I am facing a serious problem.I installed UBUNTU 10.04 and encrypted it during installation. I accidentally erased some of the necessary files from root folder. now the the OS is NOT booting.luckily i still have the encryption key i have some important documents in that drive (desktop folder).

PS: I have tried to run Live Ubuntu it shows the Root, but it does not enter any of the folder.

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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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Hardware :: Invalid Partition Table For Swap Partition That Moved With Gparted?

Feb 8, 2010

I was reading another thread about someone with a bad partition table and I decided to join this forum. I'm not going to take any drastic actions with the partition (/dev/sda3) in question. I am going to wait for instructions on what to do first. I am not very good with Linux and need some hand holding. System: DELL 4550 Dual-Booted with XP and Ubuntu. Works OK, just no swap. Well, here's what I did: I deleted a partition for Windows XP Pro because it was a trial, and it ran out. I then decided to slide the swap partition for the Ubuntu Linux that I dual-boot into over. (If this was successful, I was going to try expanding the root partition to take up the unused space.) I used Gparted on a CD to do this, as I figured it was safe to do.

I now cannot mount the swap space at bootup (and have to go into a backup version of the OS), although I can use Gparted in Linux to execute the "swapon" command, and it appears that it worked because I now see "swapoff" as an option on the context menu. (I actually don't even need a swap partition, except to hibernate.) If I highlight the swap partition and click on "Drive" on Gparted's menu bar and select "Create Partition Table", it will erase all data on /dev/sda, so how do I fix the bad partition table non-destructively?

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Nov 25, 2010

I was having trouble with an old lvm partition so I pulled all the data off and now want to re-partition it as an ordinary ext3 partition.

But gparted offers only Logical Partition for that partition. How do I convert that partition to a Primary or Extended partition - and which do I want?

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Sep 18, 2009

I have 3 Ubuntu installations & a PCLINUXOS, plus Windows XP installed on one hard disk. I still can boot to each one of them and can mount each one using Ubuntu.

The problem "may" have occurred when I reduced the size of some linux partitions using gparted. I still have plenty of space in each of those partitions.

When I started gparted all of the HD was unallocated. I did that from each ubuntu installation and the PCLINUX installation, plus LIVECDs. All indicated the space was unallocated.

When I did an fdisk -l from a Puppy Linux LiveCD I got a normal start and ends of each partition.

When I tried it from Ubuntu installation or live cd, I received the following types of responses:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda5

Disk /dev/sda5: 28.5 GB, 28566397440 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3473 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -u /dev/sda5

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 3473.There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,and could in certain setups cause problems with:

1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK) Plus the Windows partition seems to go over its limits.

Since all of my OS installations are still working, I don't know how critical this is. From reading another post, I understand this might be able to be fixed by making some changes in fstab.

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Oct 30, 2010

I've been using Ubuntu 10.10 for just under a week. Recently, a partition called 'Data' has disappeared, and all my music and documents along with it. The folder is not to be seen in Places or on my desktop. My only way of finding it is to go to terminal. But when I try to open it there I get an error saying I don't have permission to read it. In Puppy Linux and SliTaz I can easily find the partition and read it. What should I do to bring it back in Ubuntu?

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Aug 18, 2011

KDE 4.6 - opensuse 11.4.

I have a separate ext4 partition which contains all my data (music, movies, etc). When I delete files from this partition it is very slow because it copies files from my data partition to the Trash folder in my home partition. How can I avoid this? Can't the trash be configured so that it uses a trash folder in each partition instead of copying files to another partition (which is slow).

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Apr 10, 2010

The following is a screenshot of GParted run on my system. There is a small unallocated space at the beginning of the list. This 1 MiB space is kind of annoying and I'd like to merge with any other partition except /dev/sda1, /dev/sda6 and /dev/sda4. When I right click on the unallocated partition, the only available operation is "New". And, if I click on "New", I get the following error message.

It is not possible to create more than 4 primary partitions

how to go about merging the small unallocated space with other partitions?

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Jun 20, 2010

i can't resize my partition sda1?

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Aug 30, 2010

sda2 and sda5 are the same partition. i set up sda5 because i wanted it to be ext4 just like sda1. i thought if i went ahead and formatted the second partition to ext4 it would just show up, automount and always be there. in my case it hasnt worked that way. is anything wrong with this, if so, how do i fix it?

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Sep 17, 2010

I have a laptop with a 320GB disk. Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 It has 8 partitions: [From Testdisk]


Long story short, after reinstalling windows 7 and messing around a little with its partition and the other ntfs one (resizing etc); Gparted won't open the disk. It shows all the disk as unallocated space, And throws a message to the terminal which says something like "Can't have a partition out of the disk." Funny thing is that *almost* everything is working fine. Everything works except that ubuntu can't use the swap. (Dmesg says: "Swap area shorter than signature indicates") Also, testdisk, if i run a deep search for partitions, finds the last partition twice, but the second time the partition goes from 37129 0 1 to 40240 254 63 , while the disk ends at 38913 255 63. The problem is that I can't use Gparted now and I want to resize a partition.Also I believe that going without swap is not good for ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: Gparted Make A Mac Partition?

Jan 19, 2011

What partition type does Mac OS X use, and can gparted create one?

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Ubuntu :: Can't Find Partition On Hd With Gparted

May 18, 2011

I have a laptop with dual boot and I think because it is a dual boot I can't find the linux partition, installed when I knew nothing about linux, so I most likely went with the default settings, I'm an absolute convert now and have run out of space for ubuntu.So got on the net and seen many screen shots of gparted with a clearly visible linux partition, swap etc, so I make myself a gparted live cd and mine is just not there.Really don't want to do another ubuntu re-install. This k52f has too many setting to correct with ubuntu and took me a really long time!!

Or is there is a different solution to to this other than expanding a possibly hidden linux partition? Is the alternative storing files on a shared partition both os can share?

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Jun 7, 2011

I've almost run out of space on the Ubuntu partition, so I figured I would re-size it using Gparted. However, Gparted is not showing that I have any partition in the main hard disk. What's going on?

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Ubuntu :: Resize Partition Using Gparted?

Jun 20, 2011

I want to resize my linux partition using gparted. The partition in my hdd right now looks like this:

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I dont want to screw this up, I know I have to use the gparted boot disk. But really, can anyone give me sort of step by step guide of how to resize my linux partition ( I was thinking in expanding it from the current 25gb to 30gb).

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Jun 26, 2011

I have 3 partitions on my hdd right now, a Windows 7 one, the associated System Reserved and my Linux Mint partition. I was trying to use GParted to make another partition by splitting my Linux Mint one in two smaller partitions. I can't, however, unmount it, and so can't partitions it. I have considered partitioning it from Windows 7, but I'm afraid it will screw some things up and stop booting up correctly. So, what could be making the partition unable to unmount?

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General :: Shrink Os Partition Using Gparted?

Feb 12, 2011

I would like to shrink my os partition without messing with it's data, to make room for a 2nd os. Will this happen if I command Gparted to Resize?

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Jun 27, 2010

I tried to repartition my hard (320GB) drive yesterday because I need (40 GB) more space in windows, below I mention the previous file system and later file system architecture. It is dual boot (windows 7 and Fedora 13). I am sorry that I did not take screenshot!

1. boot partition, 100 MB
2. windows-7, around 75 GB
3. extended, around 230 GB

inside extended 3 logical partitions:

3a. 125 GB for backupv(NTFS)
3b. 4 GB for linux swap
3c. 100 GB for linux

I used gparted. Since I had to create more space in between windows and logical partition for increasing windows, (I could not shrink Linux as it comes to the end) so I removed Linux (I reinstalled later) first, moved (hold in the middle and drag) backup partition to the right by 40 GB, created a primary partition out of the left portion of logical partition and merged with windows. Finally installed Fedora on the right most portion (60 GB now) in the logical partition. Now my file system looks like following;

1. boot partition, 100 MB
2. Windows-7, around 115 GB
3. extended, 190 GB


Now my problem is, I don't like that 7.84 MB unallocated space in the logical partition. I was told that it (smaller than the smallest chunk gparted can allocate to any partition) will always be there unless we allow some program to do the partitioning automatically rather than I manipulate/move it manually? It is true? If so is there (m)any software which can do this? Or simply how to get rid of this unallocated space.

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Jun 26, 2010

i know the basic way to resize a partition, just select it and choose resize but in my case i am trying to resize an ntfs partition but it won't let me and theres a yellow triangle with an exclamation point inside of it (i'm guessing it has something to do with why i can't resize the partiton i am planning on dual-booting between windows and a linux distro i tried to do it on 2 kinds of os, windows xp pro, and windows vista. it works top notch in windows 7 but most people use xp still and it won't let me resize the partition i need to know how do get it to resize.

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Feb 9, 2010

I have windows 7 and fedora 12 installed into my laptop.I just want to access linux ext3 partition in windows 7 as we can access windows ntfs as well as fat partition in linux

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Jan 20, 2010

I just made a new storage partition and formatted it as Ext3. Now, this particular partition is shown and can be read at the terminal "fdisk -l". However, unlike in my Mint 7 partition, it does not show in my Fedora 10.

Code: [jun@localhost ~]$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for jun:
Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc5e3f820


This partition can also shows be seen in gparted in Fedora. However, even in the "Places" tab, it does not show.

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Dec 27, 2009

I threw F12 KDE on my spare rig and wanted to throw Ubuntu on it as dual boot so I can play around with different things in each flavor. I installed F12 across the entire drive and later decided I wanted to try Ubuntu with it dual boot. I booted to Ubuntu's LiveCD and fired up GParted - but GParted can't resize the partition. It just gives me a 200mb EXT4 partition and "lvm2".

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