Ubuntu Installation :: Unable To Access/format The SSD Correctly (using Gparted)

Feb 27, 2011

So I currently have an issue with the 10.10 (64-bit) installer in that it does not recognized the Crucial SSD drive I have installed on my box correctly (long story and ultimately a separate topic but if anyone is interested). Initially I thought it was an issue with the hardware and RMA'd the drive however now realize that the likely culprit is the Ubuntu installer itself.

In order to test the rest of the hardware while waiting for the RMA'd drive I installed Ubuntu on a separate partition on the box and thus have a working secondary partition that I can boot from. From within Ubuntu it seems I am able to access/format the SSD correctly (using gparted); it seems that it is only the installer that cannot handle the drive...

Is there a way that I can install Ubuntu on a second partition from within Ubuntu itself?

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Ubuntu Installation :: GParted Under Xubuntu 9.10 Won't Format Any Usb Drive

Feb 18, 2010

i am running xubuntu 9.10 and can't format any usb drive (tried few of them). The same issue i had with fluxbox mint 8 (based on ubuntu 9.10) I thought that my usb drives are dead, but after formatting it in windows xp, i could run from them any linux distro. I installed then mint xfce 6 (ithink based on 8.10) and crunchbang based on 9.04, and had no such issues. But now i am back on Xubuntu 9.10 and want to make all live usb within it. At the end of formating process i have message something like: cannot mount usb drive: The enclosing drive for the volume is locked. Of course, no drive is locked. After that i can start making installation usb disk, but after some percentage it reports some error, and of course, it does not work.


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May 8, 2010

I was trying to resize a NTFS partition using GParted and trying to enlarge it using some unallocated space (about 400 or 500 MB unallocated space) but something went wrong and now I am unable to access the NTFS partition. The unallocated space is still there.The error details are reported at the bottom of this mail, plus the content of fstab and mtab.Do you have any idea on what caused the error and how to recover the partition?

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Mar 17, 2010

I tossed a 500GB hard drive into my machine (Ubuntu 64 8.10) so that I could back some files up. This drive when last used was part of a software RAID (no longer in use.) I deleted the partition that was on it, and tried to reformat using Gparted to ext3...but it won't work. The only error message I get is that it failed. Details do not provide any additional information. I went to the command line and attempted to mount it just to see what would happen, and I got this:

~$ sudo mount /dev/sde1 /media/backup1
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Apparently, it still thinks it's part of the RAID. What can I do to erase and reformat this drive?

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Feb 17, 2011

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

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May 11, 2011

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Jan 29, 2010

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Aug 7, 2010

I am pretty new to Ubuntu and am practicing on an old desktop as a file print and domain controller for a work from home business while I build and configure a Linux server. My question is as follows: I have a laptop running windows 7, my wife has a MacPro running Snow Leopard, the kids have desk top running Ubuntu 10.04, I have a 500GB additional disk in the spare desktop which I want to use as a netork drive that will:

1) Win 7 backup location from the Laptop
2) Store backups of large photoshop files and other graphicsy type stuff from my wifes macpro.
3) Act as a shared directory for all of us
4) Store large multimedia files, mpegs etc

What is the best disk partition format - Am I restricted to NTFS due to the requirements to store Win 7 Backup files Secondly can anyone point me in the direction of a URL for getting the Samba permissions sorted for Windows 7, The kids PC dual boots Win XP and Ubuntu 10.04 Win XP is no problem to network but in Win 7 I can see all the shares in the network map but I always get permission errors both from the Ubuntu PC and Win 7 laptop. Most of the help files and manuals deal with 98/Me/XP and not windows vista / 7 that I can find.

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Apr 27, 2011

For a while now, I have been using an older version of gparted (0.4.5) from an older bootable Linux disk to format my hard drives. The version included with Suse 11.4 (0.8.0) has given me a puzzle. I tend to create a number of partitions (3 primary, an extended, and a number of logical) on my disks. For some reason, version 0.8.0 seems to requires 1 mb of space between each partition, and 2-3mb of space at the end of the drive. With the older gparted, I could create partitions with no unused disk allocation. Is there some reason for this new behavior? Is there some way to format a drive with the newer gparted without unused space? I realize that 10-15mb of disk is fairly small, but I have this dislike of wasted space. The drives being formatted are SATA drives in the range of 250gb -750gb.

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Mar 11, 2010

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May 11, 2010

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Aug 6, 2010

i recently bought a new pair of rams, after i installed them (removed the old ones) ubuntu started lagging and all my applications started normaly, after half a minute they didn't respond for 2 minutes and then back to normal again. So i decided to delete the ubuntu partition and re-install ubuntu. I begin the installation normaly but it stucks at 5% where the partitioning takes place.

I also tried gparted to create an ext3 and ext4 partitions but i had the same problem on both tries. I believe it is a ram problem, should i go and replace them, or there is a possible solution without replacing them? (Also run the memtest 86+ for 4 hours and there were no errors).


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Jan 22, 2011

My old computer came with two disks, with Windows XP on one. I installed Fredora on the other.
I also resized the c: partition on the first disk and added a second partition which I formatted as fat32.
I then mounted that partition with its entry in /etc/fstab such that I could write to it as myself.

I have a new computer, 64 bit and running Windows 7, which I want to organize roughly the same way. I will install Fedora 14 on its seond disk. I've shrunk the c: partition under Windows using Disk Management. I want to create a 100 Gb D: partition on the same drive in the remaining space, and I want to be able to access both c: and D: for reading and writing by root and I want to be able to access the d: drive for reading and writing also by myself. Since it is a 64 bit machine, my choices for formatting the d: drive are HTFS or exFAT. Does it matter which I choose so that I can do what I want? How does Fedora treat exFAT?

Can anyone remind me which packages I need to add in order to be able to read NTFS file systems from Fedora? Can I also write to such a file system as root?

Can I write to such a file system as myself if I mount it properly?

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Jul 10, 2011

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Mar 29, 2010

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Jan 15, 2010

I just installed a dual boot of ubuntu with XP on my laptop. I'm planning on deleting XP altogether and keeping ubuntu. Now, as I understand the best way to do this is to go to GParted, delete the ntfs partition, and format it to ext3. Does this sound right? Now the problem is I can't seem to get GParted installed. I go to the terminal window and type sudo apt-get install gparted but it doesn't work. I get the following messege.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information.. Done
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Jan 22, 2011

I'm still trying to find out if my coby mp3 player will actually play mtv video files as is advertised.

ffmpeg -formats does list mtv but the only command I really ever used was one to convert a vid to an mp3 so I tried Code: ffmpeg -i test.mp4 -acodec copy output.mtv it returns Code: Unable to find a suitable output format for 'output.mtv' I can't find any mtv files online for purchase or free for that matter, so I know this is all pretty obscure but shouldn't there be a way to convert them since ffmpeg lists mtv format?

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Jan 21, 2010

I have the following problem on fedora 12, x64 amd; I have installed fedora 12 from a live cd, whit custum partition tables (no lvm or somting like that). my sceam is (on a single 80 gb maxtor sata disk only 1 system, clean install):


Notitng more (not needed also). The installation was successfully. No problems on the install part. ALs no problems on the ugprade part. I installed the rest using yum groupinstall. When i want to add the extra 4 disks (all samsung 1 tb spinpoint sata) that i have for my backupdata, non of the partiotionprograms can recognise. If i do; moun /dev/sdb1/ /media/sdb1, it says that i need to add the file system. well, by some sort of misstake, i could find a workaround for this. When start gparted, select on of the samsung disks, select any of the flags in gpart, remove the flag and give it a ok, gpart can read the amount of data thats used. After that i ame able to mount whit a simple mount /dev/sbd1 /media/sdb1 command. When i use this command: hdparm -z /dev/sdb1, i can mount the disk afterwards, whitout problems. Of course, i need to add them als to my /etc/fstab file, so they automount each time at boot.........

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Sep 2, 2010

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I would like to re-install to eliminate all my mistakes. I would also like to give Linux a major size partition. But unable to download G Parted (times out after running happily for 20 or so mgb - it just stops. Tried at least 3 times - twice under Ubuntu and once via Vista.

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Jun 6, 2011

I cannot access ubuntu anymore. I have ubuntu 10.04LTS Lucid Lynx. Ubuntu always prompts me to do updates. On the last update, the system wasn't able to find 4 files online. So it aborted the update and reverted to the previous state. On the next startup I could still access ubuntu. But the startup after that I got the inlog-screen (with username and password), and even with the correct username and password that's as far as it goes. In the lower right corner it says:

Install problem! The configuration defaults for GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly contact your administrator. What can I do to access ubuntu again? I can, when I reboot, start up in recovery mode (but I have no clue what to do with the prompt). I can also start up older 'kernels': kernel 2.6.32-30-generic, 2.6.32-29-generic, 2.6.32-28-generic, 2.6.32-24-generic. Each of them also has a recovery mode. Not sure if this is useful at all though. Laptop: AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology MT-37, 1.99 GHz, 1,00 GB RAM.

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I'm running a modified version of OpenSUSE 11.1 from the susestudio builder. I've run across a weird issue whereby gparted is unable to create anything more than an hfs filesystem.

It seems that the package libparted simply doesn't exist in any of the repositories I'm using. I am figuring this would affect what gparted is able to do, although I'm unsure since the program itself runs fine.

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Jul 4, 2010

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2) WiFi. The only internet access available at my apartment is WiFi. Unfortunately, wifi does not work out of the box on my system. Downloading the third-party drivers to get wifi working REQUIRES an active internet connection (lame catch-22 situation.) So I'm forced to plug into the wired ethernet connection at my workplace instead every time I need to reinstall and restore my internet connection. With so much of the world converting to WiFi, it really makes sense to have access to WiFi after installing from CD.

I don't care if I have to download a much larger CD filled with tons of useless junk; if anyone know of any sort of "expanded version" of the Ubuntu installation cd with a greater variety of WiFi drivers included so I don't have to go through this lame and convoluted procedure just to get my Wifi working every time a reinstall is necessary, I would need it ASAP!

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Feb 15, 2011

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Aug 3, 2011

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Apr 28, 2010

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(2) WIRELESS CONNECTION is hit and miss. The Connection Information goes missing. Have to shutdown & restart for it to work (restart never works)

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Sep 3, 2010

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