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Hyper-V Expand Drive Without Having to Use GParted to Fix Partitions

Hyper V Generation 2 VMs seem to exhibit this behavior: after expanding VHD, new space appears as separate partition there is no way to combine it with existing c:/ partition from Windows have to ...
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How can I add a new disk to my existing Ubuntu Server 20.04.3?

I'm wondering how I can go about adding a new disk to my server? I'm unsure how to do this. I've tried installing 'gparted' with this command $sudo apt install gparted But when I try to run it, it ...
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Reducing an lvmgroup - cannot resize to xxxx extents as later ones are allocated

I've been going through the process of reducing the size of a Centos 6.10 image by reducing an lvmgroup. I'm at the point where I've been able to run this command: pvresize -tv --...
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How to reduce a partition size on Centos 6.10

I'm trying to reduce the size of a partition in a Centos 10 system. I created a bootable thumb drive with Gparted, but it showed no space available to reduce the partition. So I tried resizing the ...
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Repartition drives with GParted

Apologies for asking this question yesterday on a guest account that I lost access to. I've created and cloned a CentOS computer with a ton of customization. But when I originally set it up I had ...
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Issues Booting Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Server) after cloning from another drive

I have an Ubuntu server running 18.04 LTS. Not long ago, I had to clone the drive of this server to another machine to make repairs, and now I need to reclone it back to the server again. This time, I ...
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unable to convert MBR disk to GPT

I've got a MySQL DB running in EC2 that I've had to continually add space to the EBS volume, then grow it (using growpart/xfs_growfs). I finally hit 2TB and couldn't figure out why I could no longer ...
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Unable to Extend Partition on Hyper-V Generation 2 VM

I'm facing a weird problem with Generation 2 Hyper-V VM, where I'm unable to extend partition in Guest OS. Once I edit the VHDX & Expand it using Hyper-V Manager on the Host OS, and boot into ...
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Use gparted to copy CentOS boot volume

I can't seem to copy all partitions from my boot device (SDA) to my new ssd (SDB). For some reason the copy function is greyed out for the SDA2 partition. I can only copy the SDA1 partition. I'm ...
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Something's wrong w Fedora Core 31 gnome-disks; drops SMART data for unknown reason, THEN doesn't show available disks at all

As discussed here, I've been working to load a great many smaller disks' data to a larger storage repository. The system in question is Fedora Core Server 31 - out just a week ago or less. Of course, ...
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gparted - Libparted Error, unable to inform the kernel of the change

This is on CentOS Linux release 7.6.1810 (Core) with gparted. I'm trying to re-format LaCie rugged external drives connected via USB 3.0. I continue to get this error message when using gparted to ...
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CentOS6 (VM) on Hyper-V (host) - expanding disk size

I have a Hyper-V server (host). With a CentOS6.x VM (guest). My goal is: expand the /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root partition to a total 200GB; expand the /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_swap partition to a ...
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Boot failing to complete after resizing RAID 1 with GParted

So I have the following setup in Ubuntu 18.04: /dev/md0: / (ext4) /dev/md1: swap /dev/md2: /var/lib (ext4) I needed to free a couple of GB space after /dev/md2, so I decided to live boot using ...
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Can't mount ntfs drive anymore ($VOLUME_INFORMATION attribute not found in $Volume)

I have a external hard drive with ntfs partition and it isn't accessible or mountable anymore. Last thing I did was a rsync copy to that usb drive. I still can see the ntfs partition with gnome-disks ...
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Recover filesystem after resize FAT32 [closed]

I recently resized one partition inside an LVM on my disk using gparted. No errors were given, but now the filesystem is corrupted and I'm trying to recover it. When I mount it, no errors appear but ...
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Broken disk doesn't let the system boot. DRDY

The broken disk is a SSD, it is the only disk in this system. Suddenly it started throwing an error at the POST, see image: I researched for solution but it looks like, that as I said, the disk is ...
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How to extend centos_root partition on Centos 7 and Hyper-V

I've been struggling to get this right and tried plenty of tutorials with no luck. I have a Centos 7 installed as a guest on Hyper-V and need to expand the disk space on centos root partition. I've ...
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Delete partition and create two other partitions instead one?

i have structure of my hdd, like this: Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdb1 40 2048 2009 1004.5K BIOS boot /dev/sdb2 4096 409602047 ...
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How can I launch gparted in centos 7 minimal

I have already installed gparted because I want resize some partitions on a box running centos 7 minimal. So I can ssh into the box and only have access to the terminal. I run the command gaprted to ...
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GParted shows Raid1 partition as Ext4, how can I correct that?

As I've recently bought some extra disks to store my VM disks redundantly, hoping for some increased read performance and redundancy in case drives fail, I started building a RAID array. I've ...
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How to copy Linux disk to a smaller flash drive

I have a virtual machine on my Windows 10 desktop (VMWare WS) running Debian 9 which needed 12 GB to install, I gave it 15 GB for safe measure. So it's effectively a 15 GB hard disk. I need to make ...
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Virtual Ubuntu gparted increase root partition size

I am trying to increase the disk size of my Ubuntu server with Gparted. I've come so far but the changes don't seem to have an effect. Here is an image of what i began with and how my partitions ...
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pfSense quit - File system unknown - harddisk corrupt?

I have a pfSense router, and it stopped working. When I connect a monitor the display stays black. When I remove the internal disk and connect it to an Ubuntu laptop, I don't see it in the file ...
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CentOS/RHEL 7 LVM Partitioning in Kickstart?

I am trying to learn more about partitioning in Linux, specifically LVM partitioning. So I have been looking through many sources on this, various examples, but none of them seem to go into more ...
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Oracle Linux virtual machine's root size is not getting increased

Size of root was 100% in OEL 7 virtual machine in ESXi, so I have used Gpated iso to resize the root space. After booting OEL 7 df -h still showing as 100% used i.e. still showing old size.
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Accidentally deleted LVM on raid partition

I accidentally deleted my LVM partition inside /dev/md1. The good thing that my linux root partition and swap inside this LVM are still mounted. I was able to copy all data to my backup HDD, and was ...
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How to mount VHD file with bootable linux USB

I have a Xenserver which the primary drive has failed to the point it won't boot. However, my RAID containing the SRs is fine. I can boot with gparted USB stick and mount the RAID LVM and see the ....
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impossible to format an internal disk

I can't format a bunch of internal disks that I have bought in second hand from a datacenter. The disks were formatted in NTFS, this is 3 2TB seagate constellation ES +2 1TB seagate constellation ES + ...
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Volume full according to vgdisplay, but not df

I am trying to shrink a ubuntu 16.04 extended partition using gparted. gparted and vgdisplay both show say the partition is fully used. So I can't shrink the partition. df says 5% is used (the correct ...
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GParted not able to dd Unallocted space to /dev/sda*

There is no way I can extend the current volume with the new allocated space that is available, and the locks can't be opened. Edit: after de-activating it, it was possible to expand it. And I ...
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Ubuntu server partitions not updated after repartioning

I'm running last version of ubuntu server on VirtualBox. I ran of of disk space so I changed the vdi size using Vmanage. Attached the disk used by this VM to another VM and repartioned the disk using ...
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How to decrease virtual size/capacity of a Virtualbox vdi file

I want turn a physical machine running MS Windows 7 into a VirtualBox virtual machine. This is easy, I have done this before, but this time I needed the virtual size/capacity of the disk to be a fixed ...
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Run gparted from ubuntu 14.04 live

I can not find a way to start gparted from ubuntu 14.04 Live CD. There is an icon on desktop for "Ubuntu Software Center", if I open it - it states that gparted is installed, but there is no icon to ...
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Resized ubuntu partition not showing properly in VMWare

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in windows under vmware workstation 11. I ran out of diskspace on the VM (I had it set it to 30GB). Within the VM Properties - I have expanded the diskspace to 60GB. I ...
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KVM Virtual Server Disk Resize on Ubuntu with GParted

We have Ubuntu 14.04 server on KVM with MySQL database which is just close to fill its disk space, which is 80 GB. We have upgraded the server to 160 GB disk, but the problem is that the new disk ...
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Changing the sda partition number in a clonezilla img

I want to copy a linux system from a computer to mine. That linux system is using two partitions. ("/" and an other one) I used clonezilla to copy thoses two partitions and put them in an image. But ...
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FreeBSD10 resize virtual server image to smaller partition

I have a VPS on the new Vultr system and I am noticing that they do not have pv-grub ready and available which makes my dilemma even more interesting. I have a 40gig image I need to migrate to a 15 ...
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GPT partition errors on boot - ZFS FreeBSD

My system appears to be running fine and I'm just trying to clean up errors. That said... On boot, I get the following errors for all drives in a 24 disk storage enclosure: GEOM: diskid/DISK-%20%20%...
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Adding more space to VirtualBox HD (Centos Host) does not add space in the folder [closed]

I am running Centos 6.5 guest on Windows 7 Pro host (VirtualBox v4.3.6) - all 64 bit. I am trying to increase the size of Centos virtual disk (which is currently about 15G) to 90G. I did run the ...
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How can I resize my logical volume in CentOS6?

I increased the provisioned size in the Vsphere client to 32GB and I used gparted to resize the VG to 32GB --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sda2 VG Name vg_proxy ...
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Prepare a disk to be imaged by Clonezilla for use on smaller disks?

A recurring problem we have is that the computers we use to build our master images on may have larger hard drives than some of the target systems' drives. Its well-known that Clonezilla won't put a ...
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Creating bootable Fedora USB with persistent storage

I am attempting to burn the full Fedora 19 x86_64 DVD iso to a USB drive and have a separate partition on it for a kickstart file / other media that will be installed in the kickstart process. With ...
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Extending System Partition Windows 2003 Server

I'm currently trying to find a method to extend the system partition for Windows 2003 Server. I've been trying to use GParted, however I keep running into the issue below. Is there something that I ...
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fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve UUID but gparted shows the correct UUID

I'm running CentOS6 on a PowerSpecG211 with a RAID level 1 array (2x2TB) and a couple of SSD's Yesterday afternoon the partition for /var ran out of space while I was doing some stuff in mysql and ...
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Extending partition on linux gparted but not more space in the vm

I have a vm test installation of a linux running a build server. Unfortunately I just pressed ok when adding the disk and ended up with an 8gb drive to play with. Well into the test the builds are ...
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Logical Volume Recovery

I have a machine with 180 or so logical volumes as well as an OS partition that were wiped out with a format when reinstalling centOS6. I made a terrible mistake, not being familiar with the interface ...
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Recover data on a hard-drive that changed partition table

I changed the partition table on one HDD from GPT to MBR/MSDOS but I realized (too late) that it affected all partitions on the same HDD. Basically I lost data on the secondary partition which I ...
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How can I resize sda1 using Unallocted space

Image of file system http://imgur.com/eFGfT I am trying to increase the size of the partition sda1. But when I try to resize, I don't see any available space though I have 7GB of space. How can I ...
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Resize Ubuntu boot partition with swap partition adjacent to it [closed]

I'm trying to resize a /boot partition use gparted from an Ubuntu LiveCD. The problem is that I have a linux swap and extended partition right adjacent to the /boot partition. The unallocated space is ...
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Cannot resize an ntfs (Windows Server 2k3r2) boot partition booting from gparted

I am trying to use gparted to make my ntfs system/boot partition larger. I expanded the disk in ESX, providing an extra 60 GB or so of free space. I confirmed that this free space is available in ...