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Old 05-19-2016, 07:47 PM   #1
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problem with gparted


Hello

I have ubuntu 16.04 and am trying to install ubuntu studio with a duel boot. I have gparted live -0.26.0-2-1686.iso on a dvd to re size my partition for the install of studio. I can get to the menu for gparted so I guess I have the bios set up correctly. However, it won't run. What do I do?
Also, as far as partitioning goes, I have 500gigs I want to split in half. What is the correct way of doing that?

P.S. thanks for all the help on my previous posts.
 
Old 05-19-2016, 08:23 PM   #2
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Do you mean the G-parted live CD brings you to the Main Menu but you aren't able to get the program to show you your partition so you can modify it?

Did you check the integrity of the .iso file?
http://gparted.org/gparted-live/stable/CHECKSUMS.TXT

If you have 500 gig's just shrink your Ubuntu 16.04 to about 248 gig's in g-parted. That will leave you 2 to 3 gigs for the swap partition.

<OR> you can use the partition manager that comes with Ubuntu Studio Installer and resize your other partition that way.
 
Old 05-19-2016, 08:52 PM   #3
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Do you mean the G-parted live CD brings you to the Main Menu but you aren't able to get the program to show you your partition so you can modify it?

reply: yes that is what I mean.

If you have 500 gig's just shrink your Ubuntu 16.04 to about 248 gig's in g-parted. That will leave you 2 to 3 gigs for the swap partition.

reply: what is a swap part. and here do I put it?

you can use the partition manager that comes with Ubuntu Studio Installer and resize your other partition that way.

reply: are you saying I can move my part. during the studio install?
 
Old 05-19-2016, 09:02 PM   #4
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fyi here are what my partitions look like.

/dev/sda/ ext4 / 463gb

/dev/sda/ extended 3.43

/dev/sda5 linux swap 3.43

unallocated 1.o2
 
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Instead of doing all that typing just click on the blue "Quote" button to answer.

It sounds like the program didn't burn correctly to the CD if it won't take you to the partition manager.
Did you md5sum the .iso of g-parted before you burned it? If not; it may be corrupt.

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/dev/sda/ ext4 / 463gb

/dev/sda/ extended 3.43

/dev/sda5 linux swap 3.43

unallocated 1.o2
The /dev/sda/ ext 4 / 463 gigabyte partition is the one you would want to shrink.

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are you saying I can move my part. during the studio install?
No. I'm saying that you can resize your partition during the studio install to make room for the Ubuntu Studio install.....but before you do that try downloading g-parted again and check the integrity of that .iso before you burn it.

-::-If the signatures don't match don't burn it to CD.-::-
 
Old 05-20-2016, 01:02 AM   #6
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Did you md5sum the .iso of g-parted before you burned it?

no and I don't know how.also, am I supposed to add a swap part. between the two partitions that have the operating systems in them?
 
Old 05-20-2016, 01:16 AM   #7
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Hi.
Code:
man md5sum


Many other live distros will work as well: http://distrowatch.com/search.php?os...&status=Active

On my laptop (T420) I have to enter a boot menu [F12] rather than just the bios?

Have fun!
 
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Pays to read the doco - especially when you don't know what you are doing. The gparted site has links to the user manual and in that it has tips for people having problems booting - see here.
Also has a link for the checksums on the download page, but I didn't see any explanation of how to use them - a shortcoming of the (gparted) developers.

I would suggest using "safe graphics" mode as in that link. If that doesn't work, reboot and try "failsafe" - both are in a sub-menu of "Other Modes".
 
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Did you md5sum the .iso of g-parted before you burned it?

no and I don't know how.also, am I supposed to add a swap part. between the two partitions that have the operating systems in them?
Open your terminal and type:
Code:
md5sum gparted live -0.26.0-2-1686.iso
And hit Enter. It should return a long signature in numbers.
If so your ok to burn it if not the terminal will return something like; numbers don't match.
 
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jamison20000e and syg00 thanks for chiming in.
 
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Open your terminal and type:
Code:
md5sum gparted live -0.26.0-2-1686.iso
And hit Enter. It should return a long signature in numbers.
If so your ok to burn it if not the terminal will return something like; numbers don't match.
Thanks, I never knew it was that easy. I always took the numbers from my terminal and lined them up with the ones (some pun ) from the download location, can cause some human errors...
 
Old 05-20-2016, 02:38 PM   #12
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I read the jamison20000e post about md5sum and am trying to use it with the ubuntustudio I downloaded and have hit a snag.
Ubuntustudio is showing up if I list it as shown below.

Amazon-Music-Download_2016-05-19_05-45.zip
Amazon-Music-Download_2016-05-19_05-58
Amazon-Music-Download_2016-05-19_05-58.zip
Amazon-Music-Download_2016-05-19_06-27
Amazon-Music-Download_2016-05-19_06-27.zip
brscan3-0.2.13-1.amd64.deb
brscan-skey-0.2.4-1.amd64.deb
gparted_0.25.0-1_amd64
gparted_0.25.0-1_amd64.deb
gparted_0.25.0.orig.tar.gz
gparted-0.25.0r
gparted-live-0.26.0-2-i686.iso
linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1
linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1.gz
linux-brprinter-installer-2.0 (1).0-1.gz
mfcj265wcupswrapper-1.1.3-1a.i386.deb
mfcj265wcupswrapper-1.1.3-1.i386.deb
mfcj265wlpr-1.1.3-1a.i386.deb
mfcj265wlpr-1.1.3-1.i386.deb
pinguybuilder_4.3-8_all-beta.deb
synaptic_0.83.dsc
ubuntustudio-16.04-dvd-amd64.iso
uninstaller_brscan3
uninstaller_brscan-skey
uninstaller_MFCJ265W
randy@randy-Inspiron-3541:~$

However, when I try to get to it to run md5sum I get this.

randy@randy-Inspiron-3541:~$ /home/randy/Downloads/ubuntustudio-16.04-dvd-amd64.iso
bash: /home/randy/Downloads/ubuntustudio-16.04-dvd-amd64.iso: Permission denied
randy@randy-Inspiron-3541:~$ /home/randy/Downloads/ubuntustudio-16.04-dvd-amd64.iso
bash: /home/randy/Downloads/ubuntustudio-16.04-dvd-amd64.iso: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error
randy@randy-Inspiron-3541:~$

After the first bash I went to permissions and checked the box to "allow exe. as programs and got the second bash. What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 05-20-2016, 02:45 PM   #13
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Smile [code]cd /home/randy/Downloads/[/code] looks like you got there so:

Quote:
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Open your terminal and type:
Code:
md5sum gparted-live-0.26.0-2-i686.iso
And hit Enter. It should return a long signature in numbers.
If so your ok to burn it if not the terminal will return something like; numbers don't match.
...
 
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Or:
Code:
md5sum /home/randy/Downloads/gparted-live-0.26.0-2-i686.iso
 
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Thanks, I never knew it was that easy. I always took the numbers from my terminal and lined them up with the ones (some pun ) from the download location, can cause some human errors...
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