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Cannot add space to volume in G-parted

asked 2015-12-23 11:52:50 -0500

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So Gparted doesn't allow me to add extra space to my main partition. Tutorials say i need to deactivate, but that's impossible since it's my main partition.

I will not use the terminal everything has to be done in Gparted without deactivating the partition that i want to expand.

I can do this in Windows in 2 mins without reading any documentation.I really liked fedora as Windows was getting annoying with the constant errors, retarded spying and security breaches. But a normal person has it's limits on frustration and I'm on the limit right now.

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Welcome to ask.fedora. I rather doubt that you could resize that partition under Windows because it's in a Logical Volume Group and I don't think that Windows supports them. Your best bet is to boot from a LiveUSB and use its copy of GParted to do the job. I don't know why you're so adamant about not using a Terminal, but in this case it doesn't matter because you don't need to.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-12-23 17:13:32 -0500 )edit

If I do it from the Terminal do I still have to live boot from the live DVD?

patxi gravatar imagepatxi ( 2015-12-23 17:57:03 -0500 )edit

No, for the same reason that you can't do it from GParted. That's why I wrote that you didn't need to use a terminal for this.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-12-23 19:00:34 -0500 )edit

Great. Thanks!

patxi gravatar imagepatxi ( 2015-12-24 03:46:50 -0500 )edit

The live image doesn't have Gparted and it didn't let me download it, stays in pending.

patxi gravatar imagepatxi ( 2015-12-25 16:19:40 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-12-26 00:25:20 -0500

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Download the .iso for a LiveUSB/CD of GParted and follow the instructions given there to make a bootable USB or CD, then reboot into the live environment. Your partitions won't be mounted, so you should be able to move things around if needed and resize the partition. Then, reboot into your main system and you should be good to go.

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It didn't worked-- still can't resize.

patxi gravatar imagepatxi ( 2016-01-06 09:17:52 -0500 )edit

Maybe if you gave me some details I could help, but as it is, you've given us nothing to work with.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-01-06 12:57:00 -0500 )edit

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