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Thread: [SOLVED] How to unlock partition /dev/sda1 in GParted?

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    [SOLVED] How to unlock partition /dev/sda1 in GParted?

    I'm using a Live CD and trying to edit my partitions (shrink the main one and add one for Ubuntu, to be precise) but the main one, /dev/sda1, is locked, and I don't see a way to unlock it. It has Windows XP Pro SP2 installed on it, if that helps. If you need one, here is a screenshot of the window.

    Is there a way to unlock this partition? :/

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    Re: How to unlock partition /dev/sda1 in GParted?

    Unmount that drive. I believe ubuntu probably mounted for you automatically.
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    Re: How to unlock partition /dev/sda1 in GParted?

    Is there a way to unlock this partition? :/

    have you tried right click on the line sda1 which should show "unmount"
    pjnsmb

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    Re: How to unlock partition /dev/sda1 in GParted?

    Ah, I've fixed it. Turns out I'd been listening to music that was living on the hard drive without realizing it. XP

    However, I'm now officially an Ubuntu user.

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