Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as 'partitions'

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LUKS partition lost?

I'm starting to getting desperate about a partition encrypted with LUKS which is not recognized anymore. Here's what happend: Tried to resize partitions on sdb5 (lvm1 in crypt-container1). Made a ...
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Reinstalling Windows from ubuntu

im kinda new to ubuntu stuff so i would appreciate some help with the stuff im trying to deal with. Here is my problem: I have 2 operating system, Windows 7 on partition C and Ubuntu 14 on partirion ...
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Booting failed after enabling swap and installing uswsusp

After reinstalling Ubuntu 15.04, my swap partition was not active which is why Ubuntu did not hibernate. I followed steps given in this answer . I edited /etc/fstab/ by typing sudo nano /etc/fstab in ...
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How do I create a partition on 14.04 to install Windows 10?

As the question says, I don't know how to create a partition in order to install Windows 10. I have the ISO file for both Ubuntu 14.04 and W10. I've also tried using GParted to create it, but I ...
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moving ubuntu and windows partition

I wish to move my windows partition to the last drive and my Ubuntu partition to the first section of drive to make it fast. I have used windows for 6 years and i am done with it since I have found ...
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How to Create a seperate partition for home after accidentally installing ubuntu under single / partition

I have got a dual boot system here with a couple of partitions: Windows 7 OS partition Another partition for office data One partition for Ubuntu And ofcourse one 100Mb partition automade by ...
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Boot much slower after partition resize

I'm on Xubuntu 15.04. I have been running quite happily for several months on a 250GB SSD: <5s boot time. I just swapped to a 500GB SSD (same brand, slightly different model). After initial cloning ...
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How many and how should I set up my partitions?

I have a 1 Tb HDD and an 8 Gb SSD. I currently have Windows 8.1 installed on the HDD (no partitions yet), and plan on installing Ubuntu 14.04. A coworker of mine mentioned that I ought to have a ...
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How do I get rid of Grub-Rescue?

After a week of digging, it doesn't seem any of the current solutions are working for me. I removed the Ubuntu partitions but grub-rescue prevents me from booting into Windows. It doesn't let me ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu 14.10 over existing Ubuntu 14.10 installation

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed as the sole OS on Dell Latitude E5540 64 bit system by a 3rd party. The installer admitted he didn't know much about working with Linux OS. When he installed Ubuntu ...
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How to partition for Windows/Ubuntu dual boot on same SSD

I have a 500GB SSD in which i would like to have both Windows and Ubuntu. My plan is to have something similar to this: Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 Uefi boot an efi partition (created by windows ...
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Need help merging unallocated partition to primary partitions

I triple-booted and realized I did not want Mac OS X anymore. So I simply deleted it's partition. But now I am trying to move half of the unallocated to windows and half of it to Ubuntu. I am having a ...
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Unable to Wipe my SSD from linux

I have an SSD which I've installed Ubuntu on, it was completely clean. I installed it and encrypted it. I decided I wanted to wipe my hard drive for a new install without encryption. I'm unable to do ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 15 in a specific partition of my already partitioned drive?

So, I have a hard disk of 1TB. Until now, I thought it was actually 2 hard disks (Because of Windows says there is a C: 300gb and a D: 600gb drive). But during Ubuntu installation I noticed it is only ...
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Safely move (and extend) Ubuntu Partition

So I know this question has probably been asked before but I am having trouble finding an answer specific to my problem and I really dont want to ruin my machine and have to reinstall both operating ...
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I no longer detect any OS or hard drive after updating from 12.04 to 14.04

I updated the my system from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I had installed the OS on the partition /sda. After I restarted my system, I was taken directly to boot menu and the boot menu no longer showed that ...
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separate home partition using space on root partition

I have an encrypted installation with separate home partition and recently started seeing notifications of running low on disk space on my home folder. I thought it was weird because I know I haven't ...
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Weird Lines when Dual Booting with Windows 8.1

So I recently decided to give Ubuntu a whirl, so I tried to dual boot it alongside windows 8.1. However, when put it on my USB and booted from there to install it. I immediately got yellow/orange ...
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Shrink Windows Partition, Extend Linux Partition

I installed Ubuntu with 10GB of space, hoping it'd be sufficient. Needless to say, 3 months later I am out of room. I'd prefer just to extend my Ubuntu partition, but I'm already out of room on my ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting and no partitions found after i installed ubuntu 14.04

I am new to ubuntu. I was using windows 8.1 and wanted to install ubntu 14.04lts.To do this i had 4partitions C,D(Dbase),E(Study),F(Media),I and a free space of 26GB.By using universalusb installer,i ...
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Default HDD partitions on Dell Inspiron 3551 laptop

I got a brand new dell inspiron 15 3551 with ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. 3,7GB RAM, Intel Celeron CPU N2840 2´16 GHz x2, Graf. Intel Bay Trail, HDD 500GB. It comes with the following disc partitions; ...
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Invalid partition table after ubuntu installation

I got a laptop which had a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7, I only wanted to have ubuntu on it and remove all the data of the previous owner so I chose to reinstall Ubuntu on the whole disk, now ...
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Hard drive space question

So i've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside my mac osx on my macbook pro. When i wanted to install, i chose to install it alongside my osx. And then i could devide the partition. So i did 88GB ...
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Error whilst creating partition

Original error message in german Error wiping newly created partition /dev/sdc1: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: Fehler: /dev/sdc1: Initialisierung ...
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How can I delete all the partitions and start afresh?

Owing to bad planning and lack of foresight, I messed up primary/logical partitions on my new 1TB HDD. I need a dual boot Ubuntu and Windows, and one 100gb unallocated space just sits there in the ...
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Win 7 on HDD and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

new machine, 258G SSD, 500G HDD. Main purpose of the machine is for data analysis, and Ubuntu is my preferred OS. Nonetheless, there are times when I need to use Microsoft Excel, therefore I do need ...
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Problem with Multiboot and Grub

Sry for my Bad English, I am from Germany:D My Problem is that my Grub bootloader had a problem a few days ago,I couldn't change the options with Grub Customizer or anything. It says that a file is ...
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Operation System not found after installing Ubuntu 15.04

I had my perfectly working Dell XPS with several ubuntu based distros installed on it (ubuntu 14.04, 15.04 and elementary luna and freya) Then I tried antergos and installed it to one partition. ...
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Black screen with white underscore not starting and no option for reboot [duplicate]

After installation from bootable USB it worked well, but when restarted after some time,this black screen occured. Any fixes for this? And the purple screen also doesn't come. It only stops at the ...
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How can I back up Ubuntu partition before reinstall?

I want to re-install my Ubuntu install for various reasons. Before doing this, I would like to back up my Ubuntu partition, in case something goes wrong (highly unlikely). I have backed up entire ...
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Windows gone and ubuntu not working [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 and i installed correctly by creating partitions and the laptop finally says restart to use ubuntu but when i do , it agains diplays a gnu grub version showing ...
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After intalling Ubuntu it says that it will format loopback 1 and 2 and somethinmg like that [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu using wubi. After installation it asked to reebot so i reeboted my computer. Ubuntu starts and says something like format loopback 1 as ext 3 and loopback 2 as ext 4. I ...
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Clearing Discs With Ubuntu & Windows to Install Ubuntu Only

If you look at a recent post I had some trouble with partitions. I messed up a couple of things and now I am extremely annoyed at my poor installation of Ubuntu. When I go to boot options I have two ...
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Windowse/Ubuntu dual-boot disk separation

I have a HDD and an SSD. I have a win8 and Ubuntu in two separate partitions on my SSD. First win8 has been installed and then Ubuntu. Boot-loader grub comes up and I can select my OS. Now, I feel ...
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Cannot move unallocated space

I want to resize the /dev/sda6 to ~50GB. But I can't do this, because the unallocated space is on the wrong position. How can I move the unallocated space to the right and resize the sda6 partition? ...
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grub(violet screen) did'nt apppear

previously i had windows 7 and windows xp.I formatted the drive containing windows xp .i installed ubuntu 15.04 through USB and allocated the previously formatted drive to it.ubuntu installed ...
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Unable to update Ubuntu because /root is too small [duplicate]

I have 14.04 LTS and when it was installed there were three partitions it looks like from Gparted. Is /dev/sda1 which is the /root Is /dev/sda2 which is Extended and does not show anything for ...
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Is there a way I can partition my HDD without booting into LiveCD/USB?

It will not let me partition, it says the same amount for max and minimum amount of free-space, and the option to partition is grayed out, is there a way I can partition the HDD without using a ...
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how to increase ubuntu's performance(overall)

I have a 1Tb hdd(internal in laptop) which I have divided in 750Gb (windows partition) and 100Gb ubuntu partition , my ubuntu OS is quite dull(over all performance including boot and multitasking) ...
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Backup live server, migrate to new hard drive (simulating recovery from hard drive failure)

Goal: to take image of live system, transfer to new drive (from MBR, to GPT), separate /boot from / partition, and not have to go through tedious system re-install and re-configure from fresh. ...
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Best partitioning guide?

I really apologize to all of the users as I'm sure you are tired of seeing partitioning threads. But I got myself into an interesting situation. After figuring out I had to turn off some features on ...
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VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem

I'm using a Ubuntu 14.04 server. There are errors in the /var/log/syslog file, like this: Jun 26 11:25:36 compute4 kernel: [64813.543046] FAT-fs (nbd4): bogus number of reserved sectors Jun 26 ...
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Can I triple and quad boot?

I dual booted ubuntu with windows 7. I learned that ubuntu creates 2 partitions, one being storage and the other being SWAP. Here is a picture of my Disk Management. I'm wondering is it safe to ...
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Did I Dual Boot incorrectly?

I dual booted Ubuntu with Windows 7. I dual booted by shrinking my drive to 45 GB. This was for ubuntu. After I dual booted, I noticed that there was a small primary partition. I found out that this ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14 and accidently removed Windows 7

I wanted to install Unbuntu 14 alongside Windows 7 today (Windows was already installed). In the install menu i choose the "something else option" and gave Ubuntu 200 gb + 8gb for swap like 56mb for ...
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Cannot boot into live windows cd/usb - Having trouble with partitioning

I can boot into gparted live cd yet I cannot boot into win 7 live cd, neither can boot into live xp usb(I am sure this usb works). I believe, most probably, the problem is my partitioning. I've seen ...
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Three partitions after I dual booted ubuntu?

The first OS I had installed was Windows 7. I then dual booted ubuntu 15.04. After I go back into disk management in Windows 7, there shows 3 different partitions. My main windows 7, ubuntu, and a ...
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Can anyone help me remove Ubuntu please

My son was using Windows 7 on his computer and decided he wanted to duel boot with Ubuntu, he attempted to shrink the partition but could not , so he downloaded another program to shrink but i think ...
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My Notebook Wont Pass Motherboard Boot Screen after Ubuntu

I've just installed an Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. I had an windows 8 installed on it before. Created a new partition for installing the ubuntu through Easus Partition Master (Windows) The Linux ...
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GRUB2 issue after removing windows and reinstalling ubuntu

Short version Cannot restore EFI partition with boot repair. Create a proper partition AND put a /EFI/ folder into it, then used boot repair Original question I originally had a dual boot with win 8 ...