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Disk Partioning Not Working on Ubuntu 12.04


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#1 JoeVehicle

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:58 PM

Yes, I posted a question about this on a different problem, but I'm realizing that I can't even get Windows installed anyways, and this problem is much larger.
 
I had asked for partitioning guides, and I got them, but none of them work (I didn't know this), because all the partitions are locked, and I can't do anything with them.
 
So how would I partition when they're locked?

 

Are there command line(s) I can run in the terminal?

 

 

 

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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 01:38 PM

Hi

 

I would recommend downloading and using standalone Gparted Live Disc than running it from inside Ubuntu

 

http://gparted.org/download.php

 

Since partitions are not mounted automatically, probably you won't face the lock issue.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:10 PM

Alright, I'll try that.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:52 AM

I don't think you can resize a mounted partition. Assuming sda1 is what you are booting from then the only way to resize that would be through a boot able USB/CD. If you dismount sdf that should then be able to be manipulated. The 'eject' icon will dismount this partition.

PS it is generally much easier to install windows before Linux rather than the other way round.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:36 AM

PS it is generally much easier to install windows before Linux rather than the other way round.

 

Especially if you want linux to boot after Windows gets installed. You can do it the way you're going about it, but it's going to involve strange incantations and indecipherable heiroglyphic-like syntax for new users. (Not that it's hard, just that it's intimidating if you aren't accustomed to it.)






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