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Ubuntu installation with disk partition

I am new to Ubuntu, so please guide me on how the partition of a 500 GB HDD has to be made. If I go to the two partitions, then ask no root file mounted, then the installation does not continue. ...
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Unable to open Windows Disk partitions in solaris 11 [migrated]

Not sure if I have come to the right place with the right problem but I don't really have much option as I have not found even a close solution to my problems in any other website during my tireless ...
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How do I know how much disk space is free/used on my boot partition?

I'm going to drop files to my boot partition. Which console command should I use to figure out how much space is free/total there?
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Freeing Up Partition Space [duplicate]

I have a 10GB Ubuntu partition and I am starting to run out of hard disk space. What are some large things I can remove to free up space and where are they located?
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Migrate system to larger drive

I had a small hard drive (13 GB) which was too small. I added another (160 GB) but the apps don't seem to use it. File Manager appears to but no other apps, specifically, the Update Manager won't use ...
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Precautions to take before replacing Hard drive in desktop

i am using Ubuntu .my hard disk is aged so i have to change it.i want to keep my data as it is and if possible.can any one please guideline some points .steps to take for successful hard disk ...
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Increase storage for Ubuntu (under Virtualbox)

I installed Ubuntu in my VM with fixed storage of 16GB. I added a new disk from Virtual box , also on SATA, but I don't see it in Ubuntu. Is there anything else I need to do?
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how can I increase my RAM size with a swap partition? [duplicate]

Presently my RAM is 2GB. I heard that in linux we can get extra memory to RAM from the harddisk by using swap partition. What is the procedure for that? here in the pics i'm giving my system info. ...
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On which disk device Ubuntu has been installed?

I've chosen 'Something else' for the installation type so as to designate the disk partition (device) that I want to install Ubuntu. After installation is completed, I'm not sure that I've selected ...
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Convert unmouted ext(boot device) dev/sda3 to ntfs

Is it possible to Convert unmouted ext(boot device) dev/sda3 to ntfs ? If so how to do ? I already tried using gparted with no luck.
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503 Not enough Disk Space (only one partition) [duplicate]

I have just installed ubuntu 13.10 Gnome(saucy desktop) on my laptop(only ubuntu no windows). While installing any software using apt (sudo apt-get install rhythmboc) I am getting 503 space error. I ...
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How to merge free space with filesystem partition?

That's the snapshot of my disk. I want to merge free space to primary partition without data loss.
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Running out of disc space- how to check where its being used?

I am starting to run out of disk space. How can I check where all the largest files are located on my Ubuntu installation so that I can delete them?
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Pendrive is not working after installing ubuntu 13.04 64 BIT on it. Help?

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 64 bit on my hp v115w 8 gb pendrive. I mean the full installation, not the liveDisk one. Now the pendrive is completely dead. It booted from the pendrive couple of times ...
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How can I tell linux kernel to completely ignore a disk as if it was not even connected?

Notice Please scroll down for the answer (it has 0 points but it is the correct one). The problem is solved by a patch that will be in kernel 3.12.7 and up; I hope it will back-ported to earlier ...
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How to extend my hard disk into a second hard disk?

I have two hard disks on my computer, both of which are running Ubuntu (different versions). One of them is about to run out of disk space, and I want to get partition some of the second hard disk to ...
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typical installation size [closed]

I have ubuntu 10.04 installed on my laptop with the following disk organization: 20 GB for / 5 GB for /home The large root I have was intended in principle for installing large pieces of ...
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Preparing a disk from Windows for installing Ubuntu (partitioning)

I have windows 8 installed. I want to install Ubuntu, therefore, I want to partition a disk using standard windows 8 utility for that. However, what file system do I have to format it to: extFAT or ...
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ubuntu wont run because windows cant load after i reboot my computer [duplicate]

i recently downloaded ubuntu and after installing it and rebooting it the computer tells me windows failed to laod components have been erased or missing and insert your installation disk and press ...
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Root partition size remains same after partition resize with gparted

I had resized my root partition from 30gb to 70gb using gparted. But Ubuntu still shows that I have the same old disk size while gparted shows that I acually have 70gb and that the other 40gb is ...
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How to expnad size of root partition, and using Swap Partition

My computer have 500 GB hard drive, and partition table as following 367 MB - Windows 8 Loader 104 GB - Windows 8 332 GB - Personal Stuff 64 GB - extended from above partition previously it was ~400 ...
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logical swap shown as 2 separate partitions. Extended and Swap

i would like to ask why Ubuntu disk utility shows my 12gb logical swap partition, as if there were 2 different partitions? I just set 12gb for swap and made it logical. Was this a wrong decision? Why ...
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Disk drive won't let go of password prompt at bootup?

I had a hacker intrude into my system, at the time it was obvious, so I reinstalled. However, I am left with what appears to be a fatal problem as far as one of my disk drives goes. When I install ...
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error: attempt to read or write outside of disk `hd0'

I tried to check my hard disk status via the hard disk checking tool of the BIOS. But due to overheating, it stopped in the middle. Now when i tried to start ubuntu, it won't start. It says that: ...
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How can I increase disk size on a Vagrant VM?

I have a VM managed by Vagrant using VirtualBox on a Ubuntu host server. My Vagrant box uses the Puppetlabs Debian 6.0.7 basebox, which uses LVM for its root partition. By default the disk is 8GB ...
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Need to give swap space as didn't give it while installation

I did not provide swap space while installing Ubuntu. How shall i give the swap space now? I've a multibooted system with win xp and ubuntu. please help
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How to find the device name of an HDD that won't mount?

I have a failing HDD that I want to recover data from, using ddrescue. However, I don't know how to find the device name. When I booted Ubuntu with the disk plugged in, Ubuntu seemed to get stuck ...
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Setting up Ram disk & NFS

I’m new to Linux so please forgive my lack of knowledge. What I’m trying to do is the following: Create a 32GB ram disk and mount it as an NFS export and give everyone full access to it. This is what ...
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Set User or Folder Quota [duplicate]

How can I set up a maximum disk usage quota for a particular user OR a particular folder (I don't need both, either will work)? Essentially, I'm running a particular program which stores a good amount ...
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Sudden Shutdown Ubuntu 12.04 on dual boot

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with windows dual boot(no wubi is used)(on startup purple color screen with option of Ubuntu and windows). Alloted disk Space to Ubuntu-20GB Laptop Used-Dell Studio 15 RAM ...
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dual booting ubuntu without affecting recovery disk

I bought a new laptop with genuine windows 8 with a recovery partition built in. I need to install ubuntu without affecting to the current configurations. This is how my partition table looks in ...
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shrink the size of tmpfs folders

After checking my disk space in Xubuntu, I noticed I have files holding unnecessary disk space and not coming close to using it. Is there a way to limit the space it is holding? I have marked the ...
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expanding the current running operating system partition [duplicate]

I have dual booted my pc from windows to ubuntu 12.10v. I actually had done it by shrinking the 500GB volume to half a part to windows and half to ubuntu. Now I am facing an issue called low disk ...
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Are there any LVM gotchas?

I have been playing around with LVM on a virtual machine. Until now I have found only advantages on it and I'm thinking about using it on my real machine the next time I do a fresh install. I have ...
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Move files from one folder to another with same name

I'm new to linux, especially for ubuntu server and it's terminal.... I have such file structure: -im | |-t1 |-1.jpg |-t2 |-2.jpg |-second |-t1 |-3.jpg |-t2 |-4.jpg How ...
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How do updates work?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and at least once a week I get important and recommended updates. These weekly updates are normally between 50-100 Mb, and sometimes they're over 200 Mb. I haven't installed ...
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“The volume filesystem root has only…”

I am having this problem in ubuntu 12.04, but I fin strange that when I go to /tmp it wont allow me to delete some files, with message "Operation not permitted" or "this file could not be handled ...
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ubuntu 12.10 disk partition after installation

i bought a laptop with 500 GB hard disk and installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it. During installation it gave me an option to make drives after installing (or something like that) and skipped the core step ...
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Why is Ubuntu telling me my drive is full?

I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu on a 500gb drive however, yesterday as I was downloading some stuff to my downloads folder I got the message that I don't have enough space. When I checked the ...
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Is it possible to extend a ubuntu 12.04 disk in vmware?

I am trying to extend the disk on a Ubuntu server running as a vmware esxi guest. I have extended the disk in the settings of the guest in esx. How do I go about extending the disk to allow more free ...
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How can I create one logical volume over two disks using LVM?

Hi. I've got a working Ubuntu 12.04 server, which is going to serve as media server. I've added two disks of size 3TB to put my data on, and I wish to combine these as one 6TB logical volume which I ...
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udev to ignore disk partition mapping?

is it possible to disable partition mapping on specific SATA disk? I'm using ,say "sdb", disk for DRBD replication where KVM VM is installed directly. Because of that, /dev/sdb got partitions and ...
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Trying to copy an ext4 partition that has errors on it, to a new disk

I have a linux installation in a 50GB partition, on an old 80GB sata disk that is starting to show some errors in it's SMART status, and also, it's an old slow disk. So I want to copy it to a newer ...
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Disk Space not detected

I was using Windows7 system. To install Ubuntu I created partition of 100GB. Downloaded Ubuntu installer for windows and installed Ubuntu. The system is working perfectly fine but it is showing disk ...
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full internal harddrive converted to ext4 file system..what to do install windows back again ?? plz help

hi i m a complete newbie at linux...i had a windows 7 installed in my laptop nd drive partitioned..i installed it formatting the drive as it didnt detect i had windows 7 too already...neverthlss it ...
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I need help with disk partition

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a machine running Windows 7 Starter. While installing, I chose the 30 GB installation option which seemed like the largest installation offered. I am unable to use the ...
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I have multiple “none” partitions, why?

When I type "df -h" in my terminal, the following is the output: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 38G 7.1G 29G 20% / none 498M 248K ...
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Recover 1TB disk erased with startup disk creator

Hello. I was trying to make a bootable flash drive from the startup disk creator, and when I went to erase the flash drive I accidentally erased the wrong drive, a 1TB removable drive. The operation ...
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System checks for disk drive error every time it boots

When my disk space for the ubuntu installation partition was getting low, from a live cd, I used gparted to increase its volume capacity, by deleting another partition and merging it to the ubuntu ...
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How can I increase my disk space when Ubuntu is installed alongside with Windows?

Some time ago i reinstalled windows, formating and deleting every partition. I then made 3 partitions: One only for Windows OS (about 25GB) One for Ubuntu OS (about 25GB, if i remember ...