Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Resize Partition In GParted (Yellow Warning)
Jun 22, 2010
I have a USB Multiboot created with pendrivelinux.com. I have tried to install Ubuntu 10.04 on a small laptop, but I get the problem that the installer wants to either:
1) Partition my USB key and install it there
2) Install it on my drive and destroy the Windows Partition
4) Install it on my key and destroy everything on it.
3) Manually setup the partitions
When manually setting up partitions, I cannot resize the windows partition. GParted can't resize that partition (there is a triangular ! yellow warning sign, similar to this thread's icon, but yellow). GParted on the USB (GParted Environment) has the same problem as GParted in Ubuntu. It seems to be locked, even though I am in root and I have every hard drive partition unmounted.
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".
I recently got new hard drives for more space and copied all my old drives onto this one (everything mirrored, no problems)The thing is, when I first setup my Ubuntu, I only allotted like 20GB because of space.Now that I have new hard drives, I wanted to give it more space, roughly double it to 50gb.The problem is, I am unable to resize it.I have booted into the Ubuntu Live CD, and started Gparted. I see all my stuff there, including the unallocated space next to my ubuntu partition (I left it so i could fill it when I expanded the partition)
The problem is, I am unable to make it larger. I right click, click on resize/move, but when I do, it just shows that I'm at my maximum size for that partition, I can only shrink it.so my question is, how in the world can I extend that partition into the unallocated space?I've tried formatting the unallocated space to ext3 to try and merge it, no success.I tried moving my ubuntu partition all the way to the right (end of the disk) so maybe I could extend it to the left, nothing
I recently downloaded/installed Gparted as I want to resize my ubuntu to more HDD space in partition and reduce NTFS partition size. Is there any faster way to do gparted in ubuntu? I remembered in previous versions of ubuntu that gparted had MBR but I can't find info to do this.
Want to repartition/resize existing 1/2 full 60MB sda2 currently containing NTFS. The "Allocate drive space" does not seem to have a resize option (the 10.04 docs claim there was a resize option here). When I run 10.10 gparted in live mode gparted crashes for unknown reason before it even finishes scanning the disk. Am I missing something here? (Never tried to resize an ntfs part. with Ubuntu.) The laptop I am installing this on currently has XP that crashes a lot for unknown reasons.
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.
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).
I've been trying to resize my root partition with gparted. I resize a ntfs partition to get more freespace available and I got 30GB of freespace and when I try to resize my root partition (unmounted) I can't do it, it's like I don't have any freespace.
I just installed ubuntu on my laptop and I was recommended to create separate partitions for root, home and swap. I was told that 15GB would be enough for a root partition but I am actually running out of that space very quickly after installing a few programs.
I wanted to resize it so I loaded up my live cd with Gparted and It won't let me resize it by more than 1MB. I also have at least 30GB of unallocated space on my hard drive so I don't know why I can't use it.
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.
Unable to resize fedora 12 lvm parition with gparted. Need to resize to make room for ubuntu linux on same drive. When the fedora lvm parition is selected gparted says "No lvm support at this time". I am using gparted through the pmagic (partedmagic) linux boot disk. I have almost the lastest pmagic (5.7) there is a pmagic 5.8 on source forge.
I'm on a work desktop and im just wondering what the chances are of data loss if i resize my paritions i have 2 NTFS 1 10GB and 1 64GB (Not sure why but thats how it is) I want to take 30GB from the 2nd partition and add onto the main 10GB. Is it only Gparted that has a chance of Data Loss or is that with all parition editors, its just that alot of NTFS windows progams indicate that there software is safe like this one for example url.
I have a netbook that has a dead windows partition. I've installed ubuntu and have never tried to recover the dead windows installation. However, I now need that space in the main partition. I ran the liveUSB of ubuntu and ran gparted. I have an error on that partition.
Accounting clusters... cluster accounting failed at 66892 (0x1054c): Missing cluster in $bitmap Cluster accounting failed at 489569 (0x77861): extra cluster in...
I think I may have attempted to resize this and I got this error. I cannot get into windows to fix anything, so I can't run scan disk or fix disk etc. I'm not sure if I can get a command prompt. I don't have a CD drive. Can I reinstall linux and use the entire hard drive? Will it do this, or will the cluster errors prevent this? Can I fix this so to resize the windows partition?
I have 3 Ubuntu installations & a PCLINUXOS, plus Windows XP installed on one hard disk. I still can boot to each one of them and can mount each one using Ubuntu.
The problem "may" have occurred when I reduced the size of some linux partitions using gparted. I still have plenty of space in each of those partitions.
When I started gparted all of the HD was unallocated. I did that from each ubuntu installation and the PCLINUX installation, plus LIVECDs. All indicated the space was unallocated.
When I did an fdisk -l from a Puppy Linux LiveCD I got a normal start and ends of each partition.
When I tried it from Ubuntu installation or live cd, I received the following types of responses:
Code: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ 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.
I wanted to shrink my windows partition and enlarge ubuntu's partition,I shrunk windows ok,but Gparted wont let me enlarge the Linux partition to the left side,toward the unallocated space....Gparted will allow me to expand my windows partition back,I even tried creating a new partition and formatted it to ext4,and then deleting the partition.no go,I read somewhere that Gparted may not allow you to move the front side of the Linux partition,.
I'm Dual Booting Ubuntu and Vista and i downloaded gparted today because i wanted to resize my operating systems so that Ubuntu had the majority of the hard drive. I was able to resize the vista part so that it was smaller, however i can't figure out how to resize the ubuntu half so that it takes up the unallocated part. I am currently in the process of changing over completely to ubuntu but i dont want to get rid of vista completely just yet.
I have read several tutorials on how to install it on my Laptop with pre-existing XP without destroying XP in order to get a dual-boot system. For example on those two pages...
...it reads that in the Ubuntu install menu I have to select "manually edit partition table", which I have found and selected, and then I should supposedly be able to edit the size of the desired partition. However, no option for changing the partition size appears. Instead I get a menu where I am asked to determine how I want to mount the partition (as ext4, ext3, etc.) and if I want to format it. However nowhere it mentions anything related to "change size" or similar.
I am dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop, and I'm trying to resize my ubuntu partition to make it larger. When I boot from the GParted Live disc , however, It only recognizes the existence of my 160 Gig windows NTFS partition which has ~15 Gigs of free space, which I want to reformat and expand ubuntu into (I freed that space by shrinking my windows partition from inside windows 7). I know my Ubuntu partitions are there (I'm in Ubuntu now, plus my HD is 200 Gigs not 160), but I can't see them.
I have a feeling this has something to do with my resizing of my windows partition from windows, but I'm not sure.
Code: sudo fdisk -lu Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 20673 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
I have a new 1.5tb internal drive I want to partition as NTFS (because Windoze machines need to see/use it) and in gparted, when I go to partition -> new, it says it could not add this operation to the list a partition cannot have a length of -1 sectors. I recall having this issue on my 2tb external drive and I ended up creating the NTFS parition on a Windoze machine and then bringing it to the Linux box but since this is an internal drive, that's not an option. I took all the defaults in the "Create new partition" screen.
I installed a dual boot windows 7 and xubuntu and now decided that I would like to allocate more hard disk space to xubuntu. I've resized the windows partition (sda2 in the screenshot) and it is now the grey unallocated. I'm having trouble moving this unallocated space to the linux portion (sda5). I did my homework and found that this is done by booting off a live cd and using gparted from there, because you can't modify a partition that you're using. I also read that you had to turn swap off. I did both of these tasks, but as you can see from the attached screenshot, I am unable to resize the linux partition to fill the unallocated space.
Here's my "sudo fdisk -l" for reference:
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Also, the sda4 is a shared partition that I can access from both windows and linux.
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?