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    Question gparted is telling me "invalid arguement during seek for read on /dev/sda

    im having a problem with Gparted i have 4 OS on my laptop
    Code:
    haydn@haydn-Satellite-Pro-T130:~$ sudo blkid
    /dev/sda2: LABEL="Windows XP" UUID="9CD8FCBED8FC982A" TYPE="ntfs" 
    /dev/sda5: LABEL="Ubuntu" UUID="38c289c7-c009-4c8b-8885-172f00c984c0" TYPE="ext4" 
    /dev/sda6: LABEL="Lubuntu" UUID="ab244b09-997c-4627-9d9f-5f301e910672" TYPE="ext4" 
    /dev/sda7: LABEL="Linux Mint" UUID="2eea42c8-a878-44fb-9fe6-dd2c349f6c10" TYPE="ext4"
    also i can boot into all the partitions and mint even shows me the partitions in its disk utility but I am unable to edit them

    Any help would be appreciated

    Haydn

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    Re: gparted is telling me "invalid arguement during seek for read on /dev/sda

    Quote Originally Posted by Splodg3 View Post
    im having a problem with Gparted i have 4 OS on my laptop
    Code:
    haydn@haydn-Satellite-Pro-T130:~$ sudo blkid
    /dev/sda2: LABEL="Windows XP" UUID="9CD8FCBED8FC982A" TYPE="ntfs" 
    /dev/sda5: LABEL="Ubuntu" UUID="38c289c7-c009-4c8b-8885-172f00c984c0" TYPE="ext4" 
    /dev/sda6: LABEL="Lubuntu" UUID="ab244b09-997c-4627-9d9f-5f301e910672" TYPE="ext4" 
    /dev/sda7: LABEL="Linux Mint" UUID="2eea42c8-a878-44fb-9fe6-dd2c349f6c10" TYPE="ext4"
    also i can boot into all the partitions and mint even shows me the partitions in its disk utility but I am unable to edit them

    Any help would be appreciated

    Haydn
    what where you trying to achieve? resizing?

    this thread is kinda similar, give it a scan for useful info:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1744799
    "Those who make peaceful protest impossible make violent revolution inevitable"

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    Re: gparted is telling me "invalid arguement during seek for read on /dev/sda

    yes I am trying to achieve resizing

    I've read through that thread and i tried sudo fdisk -l but it gave me a really strange response, then after further reading I came to the conclusion that my hard drive is corrupted, am i right?

    I now can no longer run f disk to give you the result because it doesnt run on my live boot usb any more for some strange reason

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