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Old 02-12-2015, 12:38 PM   #16
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Partition 2 overlaps 5
 
Old 02-12-2015, 01:43 PM   #17
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from live CD (problem with partition 5)

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo parted /dev/sdc "print free"
Model: ATA WDC WD3200AAKS-7 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdc: 320GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
32.3kB 1049kB 1016kB Free Space
1 1049kB 15.0GB 15.0GB primary ext3 boot
15.0GB 15.0GB 879kB Free Space
2 15.0GB 320GB 305GB extended lba
5 15.0GB 20.2GB 5199MB logical linux-swap(v1)
6 20.2GB 42.0GB 21.8GB logical ext3
42.0GB 42.0GB 224kB Free Space
7 42.0GB 63.4GB 21.4GB logical ext4
63.4GB 63.4GB 244kB Free Space
8 63.4GB 79.2GB 15.8GB logical ext4
9 79.2GB 94.9GB 15.7GB logical ext4
94.9GB 94.9GB 44.5kB Free Space
10 94.9GB 112GB 16.9GB logical ext4
112GB 112GB 440kB Free Space
11 112GB 133GB 21.2GB logical ext4
12 133GB 149GB 15.8GB logical ext4
149GB 149GB 911kB Free Space
13 149GB 170GB 21.1GB logical ext4
170GB 170GB 1010kB Free Space
14 170GB 188GB 17.9GB logical ext4
188GB 188GB 26.6kB Free Space
15 188GB 206GB 18.1GB logical ext4
206GB 223GB 17.1GB Free Space
16 223GB 320GB 97.1GB logical ntfs
320GB 320GB 352kB Free Space

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
In this quote there is no indication of error. Or you have not put it.
 
Old 02-12-2015, 01:45 PM   #18
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ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu /dev/sdc

Disk /dev/sdc: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2b7fa170

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 * 2048 29296969 14647461 83 Linux
/dev/sdc2 29298686 625141759 297921537 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdc5 29298688 39452671 5076992 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdc6 39454720 82075647 21310464 83 Linux
/dev/sdc7 82077696 123844607 20883456 83 Linux
/dev/sdc8 123846656 154687487 15420416 83 Linux
/dev/sdc9 154689536 185438207 15374336 83 Linux
/dev/sdc10 185440256 218402815 16481280 83 Linux
/dev/sdc11 218404864 259851374 20723255+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdc12 259852288 290758655 15453184 83 Linux
/dev/sdc13 290760704 331900927 20570112 83 Linux
/dev/sdc14 331902976 366860287 17478656 83 Linux
/dev/sdc15 366862336 402122751 17630208 83 Linux
/dev/sdc16 435570408 625141759 94785676 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
Here everything is perfect also. No error.

Last edited by veerain; 02-12-2015 at 02:57 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2015, 01:53 PM   #19
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Partition 2 overlaps 5
It doesn't means it overlaps.

In MSDOS style partition table, there can be only 4 primary partitions or at most 3 primary partitions and one extended partition. Extended partitions hold logical partitions. All logical partitions start from 5. In this case there is only one primary partition sdc1. sdc2 is an extended partition. sdc5 to sdc16 are logical partitions of sdc2 extended partition.

For more info on extended partitions see this wikipedia article.
 
Old 02-12-2015, 03:01 PM   #20
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I don't see anything wrong in the "fdisk -lu" output. The spacing between sdc11 and sdc12 is unusual, and I suppose some overly sensitive program might complain about sdc11 extending past the end of a 1MB boundary, but there is nothing actually wrong with that. I see nothing overlapping, and there is a gap between all partitions, the smallest being the 913 sectors between sdc11 and sdc12. (There is over 16GB of unused space between sdc15 and sdc16.)
 
Old 02-14-2015, 02:48 PM   #21
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what's all this about?

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo gparted
======================
libparted : 2.3
======================

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 7 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 6 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 10 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 9 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 13 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 12 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 16 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 15 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 19 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 18 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 38 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 37 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 64 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 63 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 79 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 78 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 87 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 86 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 91 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 90 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 95 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 94 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 98 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 97 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 101 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 100 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 104 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 103 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 107 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 106 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 176 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 175 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 249 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 248 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 324 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 323 was not found when attempting to remove it
Can't have overlapping partitions.

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 352 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 351 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 358 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 357 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 361 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 360 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 365 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 364 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 369 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 368 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 373 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 372 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 376 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 375 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 380 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 379 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 384 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 383 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 387 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 386 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 390 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 389 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 393 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 392 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 396 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 395 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 404 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 403 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 411 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 410 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 417 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 416 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 422 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 421 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 430 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 429 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 435 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 434 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 442 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 441 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 447 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 446 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 452 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 451 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 458 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 457 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 461 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 460 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 464 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 463 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 471 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 470 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 477 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 476 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 482 was not found when attempting to remove it

(gpartedbin:6012): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 481 was not found when attempting to remove it
 
Old 02-14-2015, 03:36 PM   #22
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what's all this about?
Nothing to worry about. This type of nonsense gets spit out by some graphical applications when you start them from a command-line terminal. You can safely ignore it.

Incidentally, the general recommendation is to use “gksudo” instead of just “sudo” when you start a graphical application from the terminal as root—e.g.,
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gksudo gparted
Not that it will suppress the nonsense, but people more knowledgeable than I am, will tell you that “sudo” may in such instances get you into trouble because it may cause the creation of files owned by “root” within your home directory. I don’t personally remember having encountered this issue, though. I do remember accidentally changing ownership of a part of my home directory tree to the “root” user once, and the results weren’t pretty.
 
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And, by the way, as others have already suggested, there’s nothing wrong with your partitions.

A disk can have up to four “primary” partitions under the MBR scheme, numbered 1 through 4. If you want more than 4 partitions, then one of these partitions must be an “extended” partition. In your case, that’s partition number 2.

An extended partition is really just a container, into which you can create “logical” partitions. Logical partitions always have numbers starting at 5. They should be contained entirely within the extended partition, so when you look at their locations, they will seem to overlap with the extended partition. In actual fact, you cannot directly use the extended partition, but you will have to create one or more logical partitions within it in order to use its space.
 
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Thanks for all the replies. It still said, "Can't have overlapping partitions." in the middle of all the instances of "GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID ### was not found when attempting to remove it" I guess I can safely add Windows 10 tech preview and Ubuntu Mate 14.04 LTE when I have the time and am in the mood.
 
Old 02-15-2015, 11:39 AM   #25
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It still said, "Can't have overlapping partitions."
Hmmm... Looking closer to your partition list, I believe there may be a problem after all.

Your extended partition, “/dev/sdc2”, begins on sector 29298686. The first logical partition that it contains, “/dev/sdc5”, begins on sector 29298688—which is just 2 sectors into the container. I’m not sure if that’s a valid layout, since I seem to remember that an extended partition requires more free space at its beginning. In any case, when I attempt to create an extended partition, and accept the default values suggested by the “fdisk” utility, the first logical partition begins no less than 2048 sectors into the extended partition.

If possible, I would suggest you delete the “/dev/sdc5” partition and try to recreate it. In my opinion, there should be more free space at the beginning of the extended partition in order to arrive at a valid layout.
 
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Your extended partition, “/dev/sdc2”, begins on sector 29298686. The first logical partition that it contains, “/dev/sdc5”, begins on sector 29298688—which is just 2 sectors into the container. I’m not sure if that’s a valid layout,
It's valid. I do that all the time. The extended partition header is just one sector.
 
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It's valid. I do that all the time. The extended partition header is just one sector.
OK. Thanks for the info.
In that case, I have no idea why the complaints about "overlapping partitions" keep happening.
 
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I set up a drive with the exact size and partitioning shown in #18, and gparted (version 0.20.0, from SystemRescueCD) had no problem whatsoever with it.
 
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I set up a drive with the exact size and partitioning shown in #18, and gparted (version 0.20.0, from SystemRescueCD) had no problem whatsoever with it.
Hmmm... Are we actually sure that the warning about overlapping partitions has anything to do with the disk that we're looking at? Couldn't the problem sit on another disk?
 
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I added Windows 10 Tech Preview to the partition on sdb next to Win 8.1. I think it was sdb4 or sdb5. I then added Linux UbuntuMate 14.04 to sdc16. No issues. I will post the partition start and end points for the other two disks. Thanks for your continued support.
 
  


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