The GUID Partition Table (GPT) is a method of partitioning disks. It features up to 128 partitions by default and it uses 64-bit pointers, which means it fully supports disks of up to 8ZiB, as opposed to the 2TiB limit of the older Master Boot Record (MBR) partitioning scheme. GPT is most often used ...

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Ubuntu LiveUSB doesn't recognize my Windows 8 installation

I have a laptop with UEFI (secure boot disabled) with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04 along side Windows 8 on my primary hard drive, which uses GPT. I am only presented with ...
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GPT partition table problem: Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

I hope you guys will help me get through this situation I have gotten myself into. I bought a new samsung ultra book running windows 8. I knew going into the purchase that I wanted to ditch windows ...
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UEFI Dual-Boot - Ubuntu 12.04.3 + Windows 8.1 (One GPT HDD)

UEFI Dual-Boot - Ubuntu 12.04.3 + Windows 8.1 (One GPT HDD) Hello, I'm having trouble setting up a dual-boot (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 8.1) in my ASUS K55VM laptop's hard drive disk (500 GB). I ...
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how can I get rid of GPT if I want to install single boot Ubuntu

I have got my new laptop and want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it(single boot system) from usb live disk. Since my disk is less than 1 TB, I want to have legacy boot and non-GPT partition. What can I do ...
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How can I mount software raid drive mdX with fstab

I have raid5 configure with gpt partition to allow working with drive larger the 1.6 TB Ubuntu version is 12.04 and the md drive is 5TB. with: mount -t ext3 /dev/md129 /images mount works ...
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How can I install Windows 7(64) after having already installed Ubuntu(64) ? The Windows install manager says it can't install on a GPT drive

I installed Ubuntu(64) on a partition of my 1TB drive. I left 200gb formatted on NTFS to install Windows 7(64) later and 600gb of free space. When I get to the part of selecting the partition to ...
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XFS File System Fails - Can't read Superblock

After this (Iomega Home Media disk corruption - data recovery help asked) problem solved... i have a new one.. I'm trying to understand why my Iomega Home Media Stopped working, and need for that to ...
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I want to get rid of Ubuntu and boot my Windows 8 partition

I've installed Ubuntu many times but since I purchased a new laptop (Lenovo Y580) I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.10 amd64 on it. So, without knowing what was UEFI nor GPT I installed it and everything was ...
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How to remove the limit of a maximum of 16 partions at installation of 12.04 on GPT layout HDD

When I partition the HDD with Gparted (from 12.04 installation media), it encounters an error when trying to format partition named sda16. The error message reads: mkdosfs: Device partition expected, ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 on windows 8 machine/ error no5

Installing crashes halfway through "Copying Files," showing an I/O device error error number 5. There was problem in beginning of installation too--Ubuntu was not detecting the installed Windows 8 ...
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Installing 13.10 alongside preinstalled Windows 8

I followed this guide to a T: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html However, when I get to step 6, I just see my /dev/sda and it says it's completely ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't see my 2TB hard drive

I have a small problem. I switched today from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 13.04 on my home PC. I have installed 3 hard drives - 250GB, 500GB and a 2TB. On the 250GB I have installed the system - clean ...
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Would Ubuntu 13.10 work on unallocated space with Windows 8.1?

I've not been able to find this answer anywhere else. Are you able to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 on unallocated space? I did this with Windows 7, but I had to cover all of those ...
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USB Drive - Space missing after failed attempt to make it bootable

I was trying to make my USB drive bootable to install Arch (I used dd to write Arch ISO to the USB Drive) but the process was stopped half-way. The drive stopped responding so I tried sudo dd ...
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Partition for dual boot UEFI for Windows and Ubuntu

What should be the scheme partition table for two OS. Windows 8 and Ubuntu in UEFI mode. When i installed Windows 8 i have three partition: 1 - MSR 2 - Recovery 3 - EFI boot I need to create that ...
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Can I restore GPT info from MBR ?

I had a problem where my ubuntu installer would not recognize my windows partition, so i looked it up, and someone suggested 'zapping' GPT from my hdd with sudo gdisc /dev/sdb followed by x, z, y, n. ...
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Problem during Install

I currently have Windows 7 installed on my Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 laptop. I'm facing this issue while trying to install Ubuntu: I click on Yes, I click No... and nothing happens. Any ideas?
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How to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu with a GPT Harddrive

I would like to know how to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu using bcdedit. I have UEFI with secure boot enabled and both OS's can be booted from the UEFI boot menu by pressing F9. I also have ...
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How to create GPT partitioned bootable USB for uefi? I am on ubuntu and am trying to get back to windows

Basically I am trying to get back to windows so I can play league of legends on this pc. Any and all help is appreciated. I am not enjoying playing on ubuntu with playonlinux.
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Can't remove GPT data from MBR

I am having difficulty getting the Ubuntu installer (and gparted) to recognize the partitions on my MBR type disk. Other operating systems and disk tools read the disk structure and the files on it ...
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Warning: The Partition is misaligned by XXX - Revisiting this question

I know this has been addressed, but I still have a question: I recently bought a WD 4TB Green hard drive to use as one of my data backups. I made a single partition using GUID instead of MBR. My GUI ...
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Ubuntu + Windows 8 -> Dell 14z 5423 AHCI / ISRT

I just bought a Dell 14z 5423, which uses UEFI/GPT and Intel Smart Response on the Windows 8. I have been researching and studying how to use it as Dual boot. Thanks to this forum I was able to ...
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Errors with GPT and installing Ubuntu alongside Windows7

I have a brand new Dell laptop with a 512e hard drive using GPT. Ubuntu 12.04 in Live CD mode does not recognize the presence of Windows 7 or any partition for that matter: it shows a completely blank ...
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EFI Partition vs /boot in UEFI System

I have a HDD Momentus Thin (500GB) + mSATA Samsung (32GB) and I intend to install Ubuntu 13.04 in a UEFI - GPT - Secure Boot - Linux only System. I'll set the "/" (root partition) to use the whole ...
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Ubuntu will not boot

I had Ubuntu running on an acer easyStore box. When the power supply got too loud, I decided to move the harddrive to a desktop box. However, when I tried to boot up, the screen tells me to pick a cd ...
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Copy a “bad” GPT partition table to another drive

I'm trying to copy a GPT partition table. To make a long story short, I had a RAID5 on 4 drives (Intel Matrix Storage Manager, not Linux software RAID). What I have now is: 1 empty drive 2 drives ...
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Backup recovery partition of windows 8 in GPT

My friend have acer Laptop which had windows 8 pre installed and a recovery partition(SDA 7). He want to use only windows 8 but wants to make a backup of his recovery partition(sda 7) since "recovery ...
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ubuntu 12.10 grub doesn't appear efi mode

After a number of failed attempts on installing Ubuntu and Linux in the hybrid-gpt of Windows, in which I wanted different partitions by gparted, I ended up creating againg a conventional partitions ...
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Have I fixed my partition problem with os x 10.5.8? Are my GPT and MBR back to normal?

I'm new to linux and I have overstepped by abilities. I tried dual booting os x 10.5.8 with ubuntu 11.10 with rEFIt, but I been having problems with partitioning. Instead of enduring more headaches, ...
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What went wrong with this partition mount?

Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /run/media/Juno/Two: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" "/run/media/aunshi/Two"' exited ...
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inconsistency in showing disk label

I've got my new laptop (thinkpad 440p) with windows 7.1 pre-installed and wanted to have single-boot ubuntu 14.04 on it. I wanted to change the disk partition table to "msdos" (legacy), so I change ...
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How to install Xubuntu 12.10 after getting an incompatible gpt table message?

I tried to install Xubuntu 12.10 X64 and in the section about partitioning it got stuck with the message that it is not compatible with gpt table partition, I had a Windows 7 which I re-installed for ...
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GPT and os x - partition missing

Him I'm fixing my fiends USB drive. AFIK it was inserted into Windows, and partition were corrupted. I did manage to fix GUID headers with gpt_surgeon.py and mount it, but then mac did got messy, ...
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Previously working external hard drive suddenly not detected - Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 and have been using the default Backup application with an external SATAIII hard drive. However, when I connected it via USB today, it didn't show up ...
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Can't boot gpt + raid + lvm disk

I bought a pair of 3Tb disks to replace some existing 2Tb disks in my Kubuntu system. I partitioned them both using GPT, making a small "bios_grub" partition on both: root@allhats2:~# parted /dev/sda ...
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keyboard issues

would it be possible to identify whether my keyboard issues are hardware or software related? After upgrading my HDD to SSD , some keys stopped working; such as Enter, z, left arrow keys and all fn ...
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After installing Ubuntu as dual-boot: HDD Raw format

I had installed Win7 on my SSD 128gb and wanted to add Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. My Ubuntu ISO was created on an USB Stick using Yumi Multi-OS installer. So i booted from USB, selected Ubuntu and then ...
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Ubuntu server 13.04 installed on GPT (3TB) with EFI with full disk encryption doesnt start

my partition looks like this: 1mb unused 256mb "efi boot" 500mb /boot (unencrypted) 16gb swap encrypted rest / encrypted (etc. e.g. /home encrypted) all primary after installation the ...
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Windows 7 & Ubuntu Install (UEFI & GPT partition)

I got a new 1TB disk - so I installed UBUNTU (13.04 64bit) on it to test it out. I couldn't boot to it for some reason so I deleted the partition in Windows and formatted the drive (NTFS). Then I ...
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Ubuntu server 13 hangs on boot

I formatted my WD30EFRX 3TB SATA HDD as GPT with the following layout: 200 MB FAT32 (BOOTABLE) 50GB EXT4 (Mount point: /) 4 GB SWAP SPACE ~2.9 TB EXT4 (with no mount point) Then i created a Flash ...
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Boot Problem After Ubuntu Installation

After I installed Ubuntu and rebooted when I told it to, it just booted saying: boot0: GPT boot0: GPT boot0: error I have rebooted many times and tried installing it again. I have also ...
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Cannot mount my /home, GPT

So... yesterday, everything was booting and today, it's not. fdisk says my sda1 is now a GPT. Might have been before, don't know. When I try to mount it, I get the: Wrong fs, bad option, bad ...