Ubuntu :: Windows Partition Not Recognized In Gparted Live

Feb 14, 2010

I'm trying to add more memory to Ubuntu from my windows partition, but Gparted doesn't seem to recognize the windows partiton. I've done it before using the gparted live cd, so i don't know why it wont recognize the partition. Is there some way to mount it so I can move space around?

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Code:
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[sudo] password for home:
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Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 7
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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.

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Code:
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255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3473 cylinders
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Disk identifier: 0x00000000
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
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Code:

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