Ubuntu :: Making Original Partition Bigger?

May 21, 2010

So I installed Jaunty Jackallope and Im really liking it. The thing is when I installed I just let the system do the dual boot partition and I think it assigned Ubuntu a very small amount of hard drive space. Now I want to download some updates and it says it doesnt have enough free space (it only needs like 500 megs so I must have a real small partition). Is there anyway to fix this or do I have to reinstall?? If so, how do I uninstall and do it right?

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Applications :: Copy Of A Partition Using Dd Gets Bigger Than The Original Partition?

Aug 20, 2009

I'm a linux user for some time now and most stuff I can figure out myself. Though, this one drives me crazy and I did not find any information on the internet.I have a partition, say, Code: /dev/sda1 , which is 128MB big. When I copy it using Code: dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/home/me/backup_sda1.img , the resulting file is 134MB big. Now my problem is that I want to copy that partition as-is to a CF card, which does not work because the image is bigger than the partition on the CF card.Why does dd create bigger files? Shouldn't it be exactly same sized like the source?

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Software :: Custom ISO 4x Bigger Than The Original?

Sep 10, 2010

This is my first attempt at upgrading a live ISO file.

Things seem to have worked OK, but the resulting ISO is four times bigger than the original:

I followed the LiveCDCustomization HOWTO:
1. In home directory, mount ISO to explode squashfs in ~/edit, and the rest of the ISO into ~/extract-cd
2. chroot to ~/edit (ie. exploded squashfs), upgrade kernel + applications, and build new initr.gz
3. exit chroot, and rebuild ISO

Does someone know why the ISO ends up being so much bigger?

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Ubuntu :: Can Copy Laptop Partition To External HD Partition That Is Bigger?

Feb 27, 2010

I can take apart my computer and fix a problem and then re-install the partitions. Hopefully I won't have to re-install, but I want to make backups just in case

-HP laptop with a windows (NTFS) and an Ubuntu (ext3) partition ~ 500GB total
-Iomega 1TB external hard drive partitioned into a 500GB NTFS storage, 250GH BLANK ext3 Linux Backup, and 250GB BLANK NTFS Windows Backup.

I want to copy my windows and linux to their respective 250GB spaces on the External HD.

1.) Can you direct me to places on the net that describes this in detail?
2.) Can I copy a partition while running that partition?
3.) Will copying C:/ in windows over to the external HD copy entire partition?
4.) Can I copy a Laptop partition to a external HD partition that is bigger?
5.) Do I have to use partition manager software or can I do this from terminal/cmd prompt?

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General :: Partitioning - Copy GNU Installation From A Smaller Partition To A Bigger Partition?

May 4, 2011

I got a new hard disk for my laptop and I want to move my Gentoo installation from old HDD to new.

Most simple guides recommend use of dd to copy the whole partition byte by byte.

I'm moving to the new drive because I don't have enough space on the old drive, so I don't want to simply clone the partition. Instead I need the destination partition to be bigger. Would dd work well in that case?

Assuming that I use same partition types on the new drive, would I be able to use simple cp with appropriate settings?

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Software :: Clone Linux Partition To A Bigger Partition

Feb 16, 2010

Is there any software to clone Linux partition? No matter they are paid or free software, I'll need them. The problem is that if I clone a linux partition to a bigger or smaller partition size, it will crash.

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Ubuntu :: Ext4 Partition Recognized As Part Of Original NTFS Partition In Fdisk

Jul 18, 2011

I just installed ubuntu via the windows executable and I couldn't mount my NTFS partition. I found this a little odd and I checked fdisk and it seems to think I don't have an ext4 partition as my entire internal HD is displayed as NTFS.

Here's the fdisk output:

When i try to mount the NTFS partition /dev/sda2 i get the following output:

I can't make heads or tails out of this. Anyone know what's going on here?

Windows recognizes that 30GB were taken from the NTFS partition for my linux install. It reads the max partition size as 465GB. fstab reports the NTFS partition size as 488GB.

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Ubuntu :: How To Make A Bigger Partition

Jan 3, 2010

80 gb harddisk, using double boot XP/ubuntuUbuntu 'got' 14 gb free space but on the 'XP side' of the harddisk there's about 40 gb of free space left, how can I partion this to Ubuntu?

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Fedora :: Can't Make Bigger Partition

Dec 4, 2009

I have fedora 11 and window installed. I reduced the windows partition in order to enlarge the fedora. The fedora partition is widespread, and puts gparted lvm2. I can not enlarge nor palimpset or with gparted, I can only delete or format it.

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Ubuntu :: Downloaded Gparted - Make Partition Bigger

Feb 5, 2010

I downloaded gparted. i would really like to make my ubuntu partition bigger, i've got over 200 gigs of free space on my windows partition. i've played with it some and cannot seem to figure out what to do.

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Debian Installation :: Cloning Partition To A Bigger One

Dec 4, 2015

I have read several manuals and online html on how to clone a partition to a greater one, I am still not sure about what to do.

Code: Select all# df -k /srv /usr
Filesystem     1K-blocks    Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/md5        38445384  195236  36297128   1% /srv
/dev/md3         8648896 1088016   7121540  14% /usr

What is the recommended procedure to clone i.e. /dev/mdx (/usr) partition to a greater one, say /dev/mdy, to accommodate for growth, whilst preserving attributes including timestamps (and yes, that means also including ctime).All of # cp -ax SOURCE DEST, # rsync -ax SOURCE DEST and # cpio modify ctime.Some sites recommend dd, i.e.:

Code: Select all# dd if=/dev/mdx of=/dev/mdy bs=512 conv=noerror,notrunc,sync

URL....However, I am not sure what will dd copy do with end of partition, and will it see the remaining space on /srv (it's contents are dummy and will be overwritten).

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Fedora :: Cloning A Partition To A Bigger Drive?

Jul 28, 2011

When I first switched from windoze to Fedora I trimed a bit of space off the end of the HDD, formatted it to ext3 and installed Fedora 14 there. I have now completely rebuilt the machine and put a 2TB drive in. My intention was to upgrade to Fedora 15, but after a few weeks trying to get the new gnome to anything resembling useful, I gave up and decided to go back to the reliable 14.

I tried the old drive, and everything worked great, so I though no problem, clone that over to the new drive, and job done, no need to mess about for weeks getting all my settings back. I booted from the old drive with both connected and ran gparted, It sees both drives but won't let me copy the old partition. It complains about 'LMV is not yet supported' I tried booting from a gparted ISO with the same result.

How can I get this sorted? I've got work needing done, I don't have time to start from scratch (*AGAIN*),

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Ubuntu :: Not Posasible To Make Bigger FAT32-partition Than 32GB

Apr 26, 2010

I purchased a FREECOM 1,5TB external USB-HDD and find out that there was FAT32 as FS. I windos there are not posasible to make bigger FAT32-partition than 32GB. I wan't to have windos-FS to use my work and on my freinds computers.Do you think I could format to NTFS or keep the FAT32? I don't have any big files.

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Ubuntu :: Grub2 - Re-install Vista On Original Partition ?

Mar 31, 2010

I have drive C/ with Vista, D with as of now, nothing and a third logical partition with Ubuntu on.

I want to do a clean install of Vista on top of my current system, just on C.

Will this re-install the Windows MBR and prevent Grub2 from booting? If so, how to I re-set grub2 as the MBR?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Recover Free Space Back To Original C: Partition

Jan 24, 2011

I had installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a W7 OS, as a dual boot. I have removed Ubuntu, and now have that space as "free space". Between the original partition (c:) and the free space, there is a partition that contains the laptop mfg's factory image. I want to recover that free space back to the original c: partition. I was reading about GParted, but do not want to attempt anything until I have some expert advice.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Make Wubi Installation Partition Bigger?

Nov 6, 2010

I installed Ubuntu using wubi, But I didnt assign much space, probably like 17 gigs or something. My geting a pop up everytime my ubuntu starts up saying i got low disk space, very low disk space, Im runing ubuntu 10.10. How do I add more disk space? How do i make the partition bigger.

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Hardware :: Partition Size Detected By Testdisk Bigger Than Disk Size

Mar 17, 2011

a client brought in an 160GB external HDD and wanted to get the files off it, there appeared to be no partitions on the disk but i thought it may have been formatted to use the whole disk. I tried to mount it as the various FS types the client thought it may have been to no avail.

I ran testdisk on it which told me that it previously had a mac partition table and a 210GB partition on it (which is larger than the disk) could anyone enlighten me as to whether or not this is even possible, and if so how could i retrieve the data?

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Ubuntu :: Partition For Making Dual Boot?

Jun 16, 2010

I am already using ubuntu 9.10 for over six months but now i want make my system dual boot with windows as well. How do i do it. there are no partitions on my HDD all current space is dedicated to ubuntu only.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Making Switch - Keep Existing OSX On Partition?

Mar 31, 2010

I have been using Ubuntu 9.10 on my Macbook Pro for a couple of weeks now and I want to make the jump to Ubuntu on the iMac. However I have some issues and questions:

1) iPhone support: this is coming in 10 right?

2) Wireless keyboard, does this work?

3) Second monitors, does this work?

4) I presume it is best to keep the existing OSX on it and partition it and use Ubuntu as the default, keep OSX for firmware updates and the like.

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Ubuntu :: Making Win7 To Recognize EXT4 Partition?

May 16, 2010

How do you make Windows 7 see my Linux partition in it. I want to run some mp3s and avi's from Windows 7.

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Fedora :: Making A NTFS Partition?

Jul 23, 2009

When I installed Fedora I wasn't paying attention and used my whole hard drive for Linux. Now my Vista is gone, and I don't have an NTFS Partition to reinstall it. Obviously this one is not formatted right... But I want to know how I can add a new NTFS partition to be able to reinstall Vista. I don't care if I have to delete Fedora... I'll just reinstall later using more attention.

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General :: Swap - Making A New Partition

Mar 20, 2010

My drive is a 160GB and currently having 2 partitions:swap (taking about 2 GB)
linux (taking about 155GB)

Here's the fdisk -l

Quote:

I'd like to do the following:Increase the swap partition to 5GB Reduce the Linux system partition by 25GB and give this 25GB to a new partition, which I'd like to use for my Data - this should be accessible by both Linux & Windows

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Ubuntu :: Making FAT32 Windows Partition Read/write?

Mar 16, 2011

I'm having difficulty making my FAT32 drive capable of read/write. I followed the instructions here (http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Maverick#Windows_Compatibility) and added the following line to my /etc/fstab file:

Code:
/dev/sda4 /media/WinD vfat quiet,defaults,rw 0 0
However, when I rebooted the drive is still read-only

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Software :: Making *.img To Backup A Windows Partition?

Jul 20, 2009

What exactly allows me to create a custom tailored *.img file to backup the contents of a partition?

This is my problem: My wife wants me to backup some Windows NTFS partitions on her working computer so she can use them on a different computer.

This is my solution attempt:Boot the Gentoo based System Rescue CD. dd the contents of the data partitions into *.img files on an external usb drive. dd the contents of the *.img files onto the new computer.

So far that worked, but there's one annoying problem: one partition on the work computer is 50GB big, but contains only 8GB of data. It would be really nice if I could just dd out those 8GB of "real data" instead of having a 50GB *.img file that is mostly empty. Likewise, it would be cool if there's an easy way to match the contents of the *.img file to the size of the new partition. The new data partition is 100GB big so it would be cool if my backup were automatically scaled to that size so I don't have an 8GB partition and an additional 92GB partition.

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Fedora Installation :: 11 Installer Fails When Making A Partition?

Jun 12, 2009

When using the manual partitioner on the fedora 11 installer on the live cd, both for 64 bit and 32 bit, it will not allow me to create a new partition. I understand that I have four primary partitions and it cannot have more than that, so I tried deleting one of the partitions, then creating the new ext4 partition for F11. It still fails and gives me the same bugsee attachment)

how to read this, especially since there is so much there. I see at the top it says that there are 4 primary partitions, could it possibly still be seeing 4 primary partitions when trying to create the new one, even though I am deleting one of them? Other than this, I truly have no idea what else I can do.

EDIT: Attachment wont load up for some reason, here is some of the error file:
anaconda 11.5.0.59-1.fc11 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/parted/disk.py", line 183, in addPartition
constraint.getPedConstraint())

[Code]....

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OpenSUSE Install :: Making A Native Partition An Extension?

Sep 10, 2010

I didn't delete my old extension and recently mounted it so I could retrieve the data. I was wondering if there was any way I could make it the extension to my current native without deleting any of the data? Or if attaching it as an extension was at all possible at this point.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Making SRV Directory Separate Partition?

Oct 11, 2010

I am setting up a LAMP server for my home LAN. I want to move the data out of / into a new disk partition for ease of backup and especially away from any clean installation I might do. What

I have in mind:
Shut down MySQL and Apache
Make a new partition, format as ext4
Mount new partition on /mnt
Copy all of /srv to /mnt
Copy MySQL stuff from /var/lib/mysql to /mnt/mysql
Update /etc/my.conf to point to /srv/mysql
Unmount /mnt
Update /etc/fstab to mount new partition on /srv
mount /srv
Start mysql, apache

Will a fresh install or upgrade keep its fingers out of /srv, in the same way as /home? Or will those parts of apache installed in /srv/www be updated?

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General :: Making A Logical NTFS Partition In RHEL5?

Aug 11, 2010

I have a RHEL 5 machine.I want to make a logical partition of free space but want to format it with NTFS file system..And have only a single OS (rhel).

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May 4, 2011

I have never worked with Linux before but as part of my new job I need to format and install a program on a compact flash card. I have followed our procedure to the T but when i install the card I get a No bootable partition error. Here is what I'm doing. I go into Gnome terminal and change to my directory to "cd dcmsetupdir" (this may not be important but I want to give as much info as I can. Then I type "sudo ./format_cf". once this is complete (no errors detected), I type in "sudo ./install_cf" this seems to install correctly but when I boot up the unit with the card in I get the no bootable partition error.

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General :: Making A Data Partition And Installation Of Buntu 10.10

Nov 28, 2010

I wanted to migrate from ubuntu karmic to the latest ubuntu 10.10, but i already have a lots of data on my hard disk in home directory. i was thinking if it is possible to transfer all the data to one directory and make a separate partition of it , so tht when i install a fresh copy of ubuntu 10.10 on my system i need not format this new partition ,which contains al my data.is it possible tht this new partition will automatically get mounted on the new system without the need to execute commands from terminal every time i start my system. if there is any other alternative way for solving this problem i would follow tht too.the reason for my migration is that karmic is really troubling me a lot and so many applications including my sound device have failed to work and i am not able to rectify them..

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