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Seagate 1TB partition help

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I have one of these and am having trouble getting the full partition of 1TB back.
I had a problem with my pc and linux mint wouldnt load so decided to reinstall but mistakenly chose the seagate expansion drive to load the linux mint onto
I have since re installed linux mint 18 onto my hard drive so its working now but when I look at the volume on the seagate it has changed it to only 560 gb on the drive and another partition of 440 gb which I presume was for the mint 18 which I dont need
I have installed Gparted from the software thingy on mint but im confused as I thought I could just click on the 560 gb and drag it over to get rid of the 440gb partition or isnt this possible
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Re: Seagate 1TB partition help

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We would need some specific info on what is installed and where...
Please post the result of the Boot Info Script.
Boot Mint and install boot-info-script:

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sudo apt-get install boot-info-script
Then run the script:

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sudo bootinfoscript --stdout | pastebin
Post the resulting URL link that displays in the terminal.
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Re: Seagate 1TB partition help

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Thank you for the reply I might not have explained properly..my hard drive on pc is fine and its booting great just need help with my portable seagate drive it doesnt boot from that just need to get my 1 tb back on that ..wouldnt the thing you suggest doing put the details on the hard drive on pc which is fine...

How do I do a screen shot of what i mean?
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Re: Seagate 1TB partition help

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file:///home/craig/Pictures/Screenshot%20from%202016-07-27%2016-28-39.png
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Re: Seagate 1TB partition help

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smudge64 wrote:file:///home/craig/Pictures/Screenshot%20from%202016-07-27%2016-28-39.png
How to post a screenshot
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Re: Seagate 1TB partition help

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seagate.png

Thanks for that
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Re: Seagate 1TB partition help

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gparted is capable of deleting or re-sizing partitions, but, of course, you (and I) need to know which partition is which.
To get started, if you don't want to run the Boot Info Script (does not make any changes, you can post the result of:

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sudo lsblk -o model,name,size,fstype,label,uuid,mountpoint
On a side note: there is nothing wrong with having Mint installed to the external drive in addition to the internal drive. That gives you a "rescue" drive, if you need it.
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Re: Seagate 1TB partition help

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ok I have been messing about with gparted last night and couldnt get to grips with it I need the green bit saying seagate covering all of it as it has partioned it so I need to get rid of the 440 gb bit i will do the sudo thing now
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Your screenshot shows an empty extended partition. You can right-click on that in gparted and delete it.
You will then have 440GB of free (unallocated) space. What do you plan to do with that? Make a new partition(s)? Expand the size of the NTFS partition?
It sounds like you prefer to expand the size of the 560GB partition. I am not familiar with doing that to an NTFS partition using gparted. Maybe gparted can do that safely, maybe not. I don't have any NTFS partitions, and never have had.
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it says command not found is the thing after sudo a number 1
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Re: Seagate 1TB partition help

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expand the green bit back to 1tb like it was before I messed about with it
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smudge64 wrote:it says command not found is the thing after sudo a number 1
There is no number 1
It is ls as in "list"

Click on SELECT ALL
Then copy the selection.
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Re: Seagate 1TB partition help

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craig@craig-Dimension-5000 ~ $ sudo lsblk -o model,name,size,fstype,label,uuid,mountpoint
[sudo] password for craig:
MODEL NAME SIZE FSTYPE LABEL UUID MOUNTPOINT
Maxtor sda 76.3G
├─sda1 73.4G ext4 a87140e8-2607-4b99-8be4-3497c71c3731 /
└─sda5 3G swap 30e9794f-cbb8-46c0-a2a7-79a8b08bb4c8 [SWAP]
Expansi sdb 931.5G
└─sdb1 521.3G ntfs Seagate Expansion Drive
1070DD2B70DD1874 /media/cra
CD/DVDW sr0 1024M
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Re: Seagate 1TB partition help

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OK, thanks, Craig
Sorry I can't be more helpful on the NTFS question. I have heard people say that gparted can handle that, but I don't know first-hand.
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Re: Seagate 1TB partition help

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Thank you for your time..
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Re: Seagate 1TB partition help

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Attach the drive to a Windows machine. Then expand the 560 GB partition with the Windows tool. NTFS is a proprietary Windows / Microsoft file system.
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Re: Seagate 1TB partition help

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Thank you will borrow my sons laptop when he comes round next
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