Ubuntu :: Error While Creating A New Partition?

Dec 28, 2010

I'm trying to install XP Sp 3 on my comp which is running Ubuntu atm. But when I tried to create a partition after I clicked "Apply" I get this error :

GParted 0.6.2 Libparted 2.3 Create Primary Partition #1 (ntfs, 74.50 GiB) on /dev/sda 00:00:01( ERROR ) create empty partition 00:00:01( ERROR )libparted messages( INFO ) Partition(s) 1, 5 on /dev/sda have been written, but we have been unable to inform the kernel of the change, probably because it/they are in use. As a result, the old partition(s) will remain in use. You should reboot now before making further changes.

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Fedora Installation :: Error Creating Partition - Device Or Resource Busy

Jul 19, 2011

So I cant seem to be able to install fedora 15. I think it is the disk. I have windows 7 already installed (and would like to keep it) It was installed on the end of the hard drive leaving a 100 GB chunk in the center of the drive open and unformatted (this may be the problem). Anyway I used the live cd and tried to format the unformatted partition to exf but it gives me this error

Error creating partition: helper exited with exit code 1: In part_add_partition: device_file=/dev/sda, start=105906176, size=104752742400, type=EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7
Entering MS-DOS parser (offset=0, size=500107862016)
found partition type 0xee => protective MBR for GPT
Exiting MS-DOS parser
Entering EFI GPT parser
GPT magic found
Leaving EFI GPT parser
EFI GPT partition table detected
containing partition table scheme = 3
got it
got disk
new partition
added partition start=105905664 size=512
committed to disk
Error doing BLKPG ioctl with BLKPG_ADD_PARTITION for partition 2 of size 105905664 at offset 512 on /dev/sda: Device or resource busy

Do I have to reinstall windows for this to work or is there something I can try to do.

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Ubuntu :: Creating A Partition For Installation ?

Apr 29, 2010

To install ubuntu 10.04, I've tried to create partitions on my hard drive, and an external hard drive. Both have failed. I have apparently exceeded the max number of partitions on my hard drive (came with 4 on it. Recovery, OS, and 2 others I don't want to mess with.), and the external hard drive won't let me shrink the NTFS volume to create space for a new partition. Can I get steps to create a new partition, preferably on the external drive (it has more space). My computer is a dell inspiron 1525 with a 225 Gb hard drive, And my external drive is a windows system Seagate 1 Tb Hard drive (I've checked, external drive works with ubuntu).

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Oct 4, 2010

I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 for awhile now, and I wish to create a partition for Windows 7 so that I can dual-boot. I know you all are cursing me right now, but I have no choice. I run too much high-end software for business purposes that I need to.

I have dual-booted before, but that was when I had windows xp on a primary partition, and I seem to recall that was necessary. I dual-booted ubuntu afterwards as a trial basis, and then I completely switched to Ubuntu 100% for the last couple years. Unfortunately I need to go back. Is it possible to create a file partition for windows as a secondary partition without wiping all my data?

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Dec 9, 2010

How to create a partition in terminal, like using fdisk.

How to do it in command line,what are the commands to be executed and if there are best practices that I should observe when doing it.

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Jul 27, 2009

I have a brand new thinkpad X301 with 4GB of RAM and thinking of getting fedora 11 on it. The plan is to have it triple boot with vista/seven and hopefully OSx86. I am aware of the 4 primary partitions limit on an MBR disk. I was thinking of having a swap file instead of swap partition and not creating a boot partition as well. If I install the boot loader(GRUB?) on the root partition will I be able to boot it without any problems by using vista's boot loader?

Or Maybe I should install GRUB on the MBR and add all the other operating systems on it? Does anyone have any objections for not creating a swap partition or a boot partition? When comes to desktop environment I've been using KDE in the past, is there any major advantage of using Gnome over it? KDE seems to look really nice on fedora where Gnome is maybe more stable?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Creating Shared Partition For 9.10 And Win 7

Jan 18, 2010

i already reserved the space for the partition, from what i have read so far, it has to be FAT32 or NTFS. also my major question is how i would be able to point both OS to save my files to the 3rd partition i am creating for sharing. cos in my experience, windows likes to store files in its home partition without even giving u an option to see other partitions in ur system, ubuntu at leastb allows me see the other partitions on the drive.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Creating A Boot Partition ?

Apr 27, 2010

Ive decided to create a new thread because my old one had become rather complicated and now had a misleading title.

I have a laptop with Windows XP and because of a few programs I want to keep it on and dual boot with Ubuntu. I have created a boot partition at the beginning of the harddisk because I had broken the 137gb and cant keep Ubuntu at the end and still make it bootable.

The separate boot partition is at the beginning of the disk and mounted as /boot in the installation.

The system still cant boot into Ubuntu, but at least grub shows up with a decent menu and I can choose Windows. When I try to choose Ubuntu it says that it cant find the specific drive. The UUID is the same as the boot partition

So what should I do now ? Should I change fstab and move some files to the boot partition ? Id rather not move the entire Ubuntu partition to the front.

Here is my boot info script


Boot Info Summary:



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Ubuntu :: Creating A Partition From None To Dual Boot?

May 25, 2010

I'm running UbuntuStudio 9.10 on my Toshiba Satellite A40 Laptop... it's perfect and I love it... but, I installed it cleanly doing a reformat of the drive, and with no partition - so using as much of the newly replaced 80gb drive as possible.Now, if I want to create a partition to install WinXP as a dual boot, 1) can this be done? 2) what do I use to do it?

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Ubuntu :: Creating New /home Partition Using Psychocats?

Jun 27, 2010

Ran into a roadblock in trying to create a new /home partition on my hard drive. Used Gparted to create the new partition,when I mount the new partitions and checking to see if they are mounted I see that they are. I then cd /old/home and then I use the command (find . -print0 | cpio --null --sparse -pvd /new/). I get the following on all of my files:

cpio: cannot make directory `/new//./dan': Permission denied
cpio: /new//./dan/Music/Patsy Cline: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
cpio: cannot make directory `/new//./dan': Permission denied


How can I clear the permission denied and copy my files to /new?

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes


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Ubuntu :: Creating A Separate Partition For /home/?

Aug 14, 2010

I'm about to reinstall Ubuntu and one thing I'd like to do is create a separate partition for /home. also what are the exact benefits of that?upgarding ubuntu doesn't necessarily delete your files right?is it just as a security measure in case the kernel becomes corrupted?

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Oct 3, 2010

I am dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu 10.04 using grub. I am using a 1tb samsung hard drive. Ubuntu has 750gb and windows has 250gb. I want 500gb of my HD to be FAT32 so I can put all of my music, pictures, and videos on it. I don't have more than 100gb used on either partition.

I have done quite a bit of searching and browsing, but I can't find a good step by step guide to do this. I am guessing I need to figure out how to use fdisk?

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Jan 20, 2011

I have two 500gb hdd. One of them crashed (the one which i used windows on) and its now getting sent to the warranty people. On my other hdd i do not have any OS installed, it's just one 500gb NTFS partition, i have there just some personal important stuff. I want to install ubuntu 10.10 x64 on it. I understood that when i will do this, from the available free space it will be created a new partition.

I have tryed to get along with linux a few years ago and i failed... Can you tell me if i will be able to delete the partition ubuntu is creating and merge the unpartitioned space back to NTFS without formating the drive? Also how big are the risks of losing my data when i try to install ubuntu and when i will try to go back to one big NTFS?

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Ubuntu :: Creating Primary Partition With GParted?

Mar 5, 2011

I am running a dual boot of WIndows XP and Xubuntu 10.10 and I want to have an NTFS partition so I access files in both OSs. From what I understand, it has to be a Primary Partition, not a logical one, right? The thing is, GParted doesn't give me the option to create a Primary Partition, only a Logical one inside sda2 (Xubuntu).

P. s.: I am running GParted from inside the Live CD.

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Jul 24, 2011

I've been wanting to do this for awhile now, But just got around to having the time/energy to do it.Getting a separate /Home partition is my main goal,But Ive got a couple others as well.

I've never really done much work manually editing/extending/creating of partitions, Soo Im going to need really simple, noob-like instructions if possible. I'd love to get this on the first try without having to start all over.. So I come to you first, before I just jump in and start clicking things.


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General :: Creating A RAID1 Partition With Mdadm On Ubuntu?

Jan 28, 2010

I'm trying to set up a RAID1 partition on my Ubuntu 9.10 workstation.On this dual-boot system, Ubuntu is running from a separate drive (/dev/sdc - an SSD that is quite small, which is why I need more disk space). Besides that, there are two traditional 500 GB hard drives, which have Windows 7 installed (I want to keep the Windows installation intact), and about half of the space unallocated. This space is where I want to set up a single, large RAID1 partition for Linux.

(This, to my understanding, would be software RAID, whereas the Windows partitions are on hardware RAID - I hope this isn't a problem... Edit: See Peter's comment. I guess this shouldn't be a problem since I see both drives separately on Linux.)On both disks, /dev/sda and /dev/sdb, I created, using fdisk, identical new partitions of type "Linux raid autodetect" to fill up the unallocated space.

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 10 80293+ de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 * 11 106 768000 7 HPFS/NTFS


But so is "Device or resource busy" when trying to create the RAID array. Quite strange.

Update: Could the device mapper have something to do with this? How do /dev/mapper and dmraid relate to all this mdadm stuff anyway? Both provide software RAID, but.. differently? Sorry for my ignorance here. Under /dev/mapper/ there are some device files that, I think, somehow match the 3 Windows RAID partitions (sd{a,b}1 through sd{a,b}3). I don't know why there are four of these arrays though.

$ ls /dev/mapper/
control isw_dgjjcdcegc_ARRAY1 isw_dgjjcdcegc_ARRAY3
isw_dgjjcdcegc_ARRAY isw_dgjjcdcegc_ARRAY2

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Ubuntu Installation :: Creating Fat32 Partition During Install?

Jun 28, 2010

I purchased a new HD and my goal is to have a Windows partition, an Ubuntu partition, (a swap partition of course), and large fat32 partition for storing data to be used on both the Windows and the Ubuntu side.

I am installing from USB and do not yet have a copy of Windows to install. I keep getting an error saying that the attempt to mount vfat failed.

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Nov 11, 2010

I had problems with my old Ubuntu version,so I decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10. As I wanted to keep my old files I didn't choose the erase the hard disk and install option so the installation system created automatically another partition.

Now that I've installed it I want to delete my old Ubuntu version AND keep my old files, or at least the most important ones (videogames saved games, openoffice documents, music and video). BUT there's one big problem, I can't start the old partition, if I try to run it it runs OK except that I don't see anything in the screen (yes, I listen to the Ubuntu start sound and so, but can't see anything). It happend before, that's why I changed it.

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Mar 8, 2011

After some hours of googling, I've managed to increase the size of the default ramdisks (/dev/ram0-16) to 1 GiB each, I raided them together with mdadm to try it out, then created a filesyste, mounted it etc etc. No problems. The problem comes when I used gparted to move my windows partition over and in the unallocated space (1 GiB), I created an unformatted partition (/dev/sda2)Now when I try to create the raid array I get the following:

:~$ sudo mdadm --create /dev/md0 -l 1 -n 2 /dev/ram0 /dev/sda2
mdadm: Cannot open /dev/sda2: Device or resource busy


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Mar 10, 2011

I am using ubuntu 8.04 right now but I'd like to install ubuntu 10.10 or ubuntuStudio. Well I did it for trying as a dual boot just to see if it works. But I have files to back up. I tried to have them on dvds or usb but it takes time. I want to know if I can create a new partition where to stock my files and then erase the rest to install ubuntu 10.10.

When I am in gparted I see:
/dev/sda 111.79GB:
/dev/sda1 ext3 107GB
/dev/sda2 extended 4.58GB -> I cant use it
/dev/sda5 ext3 4.3GB
/dev/sdb fat32 15GB -> I think its my ubuntustudio
Is there any chance to create a new partition (40GB) to stock my files?

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Jul 3, 2011

Currently my system runs on two disks, sda 30GB and sdc 1GB. sdb is my data disk. I have set the partitions as sda1 /boot, sda2 /(root) and sdc1 /(swap).

Thinking that sdc was udma33 i used the disk for a swap area. Later i found out that it is pio4 and i want to relocate my swap area to sda.

Using GParted Live i am planning to create a swap partition to sda. Will fixing the entry in fstab be enough to correct this or do i need to do something more?

I could also use some advice on which live debian image i can install in sdc, to use for rescuing purposes. The capacity of the disk is 1080MB.

As a side note, the images i find for usd-hdd are direct download. Are there any torrent files for these?

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Mar 14, 2011

I'm trying to create an extended partition. In GParted, I shrunk the size of the existing partition and now want to create a new EXTENDED partition in the free, unallocated space. GParted only lets me create a PRIMARY partition. What am I doing wrong here?

Here's what I've got right now:

You can actually ignore the flag for the swap as "boot." That was me just messing around trying to get it to work. I've removed that flag. Not sure how the question of boot affects all of this...maybe it factors in somehow.

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Sep 30, 2010

I was doing an exam the other day and they wanted me to create a partition /dev/hdd5 so I saw there was a /dev/hdd so when I created the partition it obviously named it /dev/hdd1. How do I get it to be hdd5?

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Feb 12, 2011

I am a newbie to Linux. I am currently running Windows 7 and looking to have a dual boot system. I started by going through the Windows Control Panel to shrink the current partition. This left me with a 7.75 GB recovery partition, a 100 MB system partition, a 160 GB partition for Windows and 130 GB unallocated.

My question is (1) do I need to do anything with that 130 GB partition that is unallocated and (2) when I run the OpenSuse CD to install, how do I make sure it installs to that 130 GB partition?

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Mar 11, 2010

I am a newbie to Linux and I am using CentOs. I am trying to create a new partion on my CentOs VM. I create a new primary partition using fdisk (I use the command fdisk /dev/hda). After I create the partition and use partprobe to write the partition to disk, I try to give the new partition a label. So, I use the command e2label /dev/hda LABEL=test

However, when I enter the command e2label /dev/hda3 , it doesn't display the label for the newly created partition. Am I doing something wrong here? Is the syntax of the e2label command wrong when creating the label for the new partition? Did I miss a step after writing the new partition to disk.

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Apr 26, 2011

I am using NFS to mount large LUNs from my SAN.I have one already setup and configured. I am adding an additional partition from the same SAN but I am confused on the setup. I know the LUN is connecting to my NFS server correctly because I see it listed in my /proc/scsi/scsi as an additional LUN. What I don't see is the drive being displayed in fdisk -l. I did notice one thing though, when I disable the host mapping from the SAN, my disk information changes from /dev/sdb TO /dev/sdc (see changes below)

Without host mapping to SAN:

Disk /dev/sda: 13999.0 GB, 13999026470912 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1701951 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes


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I installed CentOS on a IBM server. The server has 4 HDD of 537 GB each. On one HDD, OS is installed and i am creating a partition of 500GB on other HDD. The partition is created but whenever i am going to format it by using: mke2fs -j /dev/sdd or mounting it by using:mount -a Then, it returns an error "/dev/sdd is already mounted or busy".

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Mar 29, 2010

I crated unallocated space on vista disk using EASEUS partitioning software and installed ubuntu on it. I chose "use the largest free space" for ubuntu installation. Installation goes fine but only vista loads on restart...where is the installed ubuntu?

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May 22, 2010

I am trying to install Ubuntu inside Windows 7 without the hassle of creating a partition. Here's what I have done: I downloaded the ubuntu-10.04-desktop-amd64.iso and then burned it onto CD. Ran Wubi from the CD. Selected "Install inside Windows". Waited for the Ubuntu installer to finish and then rebooted. Selected Ubuntu. Ubuntu starts to load and all. Then it ask me to pick which partition where to install Ubuntu. I don't want to create a partition to install Ubuntu. I want it inside Windows.

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