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

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Linux Lite 1.08 Installation Partitions and Mount Points

I am baffled and paralysed by the new concepts here . I have WinXP 32 and drives C , E , F. Win XP is on drive C , I have emptied drive C 88 Gb of all but 3Gb to use for LinuxLite . Drive E is full . ...
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How to resize the root space from 8GB to 40GB

I have below structure of partitions of my hard disk of 250GB. My root space is 8GB, which is increasingly becoming very congested. Can you suggest a way to increase my root space?
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upgrading to 14.04 with 64 bit

i tried upgrading ubuntu from 13.05 to 13.10(32 bit),but the upgrade failed, and pc is not booting,so now i am planning to go for fresh install of 14.04 64 bit. my question is 1)i had sevaral data ...
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I want to increase Ubuntu allocation unit size to 40GB how can I do that?

When I started to install Ubuntu I had in mind that a 40 GB option would be there , but it wasnt so I installed with 30GB size but I need atleast 40 GB for what I am doing. Anyway to increase the size ...
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Changing the disk to partition when wanting to dual boot install

I am trying to install 14.04. The problem is quite simple: I get to the point where I must chose how much memory ubuntu should get. (The drag how much you want menu) The only drive I can chose from ...
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NTFS Freespace Issue: Disk Partitioning for Dual Boot System?

Am about to partition the 1GB HDD on my existing Win8 installation, in preparation for installing Kubuntu 14.04. Issue is that the Win8 partition program is saying that about half of the remaining ...
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Using the Ubuntu installer partition manager?

I'm about to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC. I have created an extended partition and inside that created a 24GB logical ext4 partiton for Ubuntu and a 2GB logical swap area. I've gone into the ...
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How to manually partition a reinstall upgrade to a dual boot

I have a Windows XP /Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit dual boot system with partitions I created manually. /dev/sda 1 21GB Windows OS /dev/sda 2 5.2GB ntfs spare unused /dev/sda 3 300MB ext 3 for grub Extended ...
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Help with partitions (Probably rather simple but I need help)

Ok so essentially I reduced the size in a partition in my hard drive. I am installing Lubuntu and need it for that. Now it says that space is unusuable. If you need more info, ask me.
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14.04 installation - The partiton table format in use on your disk

I was trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 . I made USB disk using Startup disk creator . then restarted and when installing i selected "Upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 LTS to ubuntu 14.04 LTS" . Then i ...
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Can someone explain partitions to me? [on hold]

I'm installing Lubuntu and I and dual-booting it with Windows 7. I want to be able to access all files while using either OS. My Hard drive has 4 partitions, sda1 200mb 'Windows 7 (Loader)', sda2 ...
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How do I partition using the Lubuntu installer? (14.04)

I've googled it but only a Ubuntu guide came up, which had options Lubuntu doesn't have. I have 4 Partitions come up, and no way to add a new one so far as I can see. sda1,sda2,sda3 and sda4. Sda1 is ...
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Ubuntu Server: SSD + existing LVM disks

I'm currently using the following setup for a home NAS server: - Debian installation on a 150 GB HDD (with LVM) - A logical volume of 4GB that consists of 2 2TB disks I would like to replace the HDD ...
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XBMCbuntu where to put OS? [on hold]

I'm just about to install xbmcbuntu and my set up is a micro server with one 250gb drive and 2 3tb drives which I plan to raid, should I install the OS on the 250gb drive or one of the 3tb drives I ...
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change the partitioning scheme of a storage device

Is there any tool that will change the partitioning scheme of a storage device like for example from MBR to GPT or any other scheme?
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Boot-repair can't complete a repair under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my computer. The installation program wouldn't recognize my Windows 8.1 installation, but it could see the NTFS-partitions. I figured that I could make the ...
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Gparted showing the whole disk

The title says it all, I do not see any partition but the whole disk. My version is 12.04 LTS. I literally have no idea.
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edit grub2 to boot other partition

I was running out of space on my primary partition that I had originally set to 30gb (I know, rookie mistake), but it was at the end of the disk so a resize operation would be more data loss prone ...
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Bootproblems after second OS installation

My Problem: I had Windows 7 on my old HDD. Bought 120GB SSD to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dualboot. Disabled HDD. Windows installation -> create 60GB partition for WIN7, works. Next: ...
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Trying to move usr and home to usb drive

I'm running Ubuntu through crouton on a Chromebook 14 and since the system only has 18GB of space I want to put /home and /usr on a 32GB flash drive that I will have attached to the system. I have ...
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I need advice on partition sizing/placement, please

I have installed 14.04 lts in a dual boot configuration with Windows 7. HD size is 500 GB. Before installing Ubuntu I used gparted to get approximately a 250 GB partition for the Ubuntu installation. ...
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Harddrive not visible after update

Yesterday I upgraded from 13.04 to 14. During the installation, I left - when I came back (a couple of hours later), it showed a black screen, nothing else. Nothing happened for about an hour, so I ...
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Ubuntu file system questions. (EFI Partition, FAT32, VFAT)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS today, I found that the EFI partition type showing on Ubuntu is VFAT, but I always heard the partition type for EFI partition should be FAT32. I returned to Windows ...
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btrFS RAID5/6 Understanding space usage and usability

Im currently thinking about experimenting with btrfs with my workload in place of ext4. Right now I have a few drives on order. I want to setup btrfs on the first drive and slowly expand the FS ...
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I want to delete a partition

I want to dual boot windows 8 and linux so, i need to create a separate partition for linux. All i wanted on the new partition is 15gbs. My computer wont let me "shrink volume" to create the ...
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how to unlock hard disk?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 all my 500GB HDD as in one drive. I cleared all the data on HDD while installing. But while starting OS, it asks to enter passphrase. With the USB I used to install ...
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update-grub ignoring some options in /etc/default/grub

Just installed another hard drive and noticed that grub automatically added the necessary menu entries to boot off it. I wanted to adjust these new entries by editing /etc/default/grub, but it seems ...
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Problem with booting Ubuntu 14.04 from a btrfs partition

I have installed Windows 8.1 Update 1. After that I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a btrfs partition. However, after the restart there was no GRUB menu to choose from and the system booted directly to ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a F2FS partition

How can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on a F2FS partition? I created the partition with Gparted but during the installation the Ubuntu installer could not recognize the filesystem on the partition.
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Resize Ubuntu Partition?

Well I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my system alongside windows xp, and assigned it about 15 GB of space. But now I have almost run out of my space on Ubuntu. Now I have another 20 GB ext4 partition, but ...
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Discs unable to set manual mounting options in 14.04

I've done a fresh install of 14.04 after I seen that the online upgrade process from 13.10 left me with a lot of unsolvable bugs. The issue is that I cannot set manual mounting options from Discs on ...
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Mistakingly Erased Hard Drive [duplicate]

I had a dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8. I did not like Ubuntu 14.04 (most of the packages did not work) so I wanted to reinstall it. I booted the installation for Ubuntu 13.10. When it asked ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a single partition

I've been trying to get Ubuntu installed over the last few days and I'm almost there. My problem now is that I can only have one more primary partition because I already have three others. I have 28GB ...
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what does the fdisk output mean

what does sudo fdisk -l mean? This is the output. I installed win7 and ubuntu. Using fdisk, I got four partitions. What does each partition mean? which one is ubuntu? which one is win7? Thanks !
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Unable to recognize and create partitions for Ubuntu 14.04 Installation

I need help with my Ubuntu 14.04 installation alongside my existing Windows 7. Machine: Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 Problem: When I run the setup for 14.04 using the live USB and select "something else" ...
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Installing a partition of Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu

I originally had a laptop with Windows 8, but I wiped it and installed Strictly Ubuntu. However, I am realizing that there are some tasks that are better suited towards Windows. I was looking to Dual ...
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Hitting delete key doesn't delete file on windows partition

Ubuntu automatically recognizes and mounts my Windows partition, where I store many of my files. However, when opening a folder on this partition in Nautilus, nothing happens, while doing so on the ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 14.04 on Specific Partition?

I am Installing Ubuntu 14.04 From Bootable DVD. After Choosing Something Else Option, It Doesn't Show My Current Partition Table And It Is Necessary To Create New Partition Table. So, How To Use ...
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How best to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS only to replace WIN 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 beta 2 dual boot ?

My C: HDD has Win 7 and data files (all backed up several ways) My D: HDD has Xubuntu 14.04 beta 2 installed in 100GB partition for OS, and also logical partitions E: and F: used for data backup. ...
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Installing Ubuntu with “something else”

After having some trouble with Ubuntu installation, I think I've finally figured out what needs to be done. My system's current partition setup is like this: SYSTEM 200MB primary, C: 670GB primary, ...
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Shared Drive fails to mount during startup. If skipped, no problems mounting after login

I have a dual boot configuration with windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I have my Ubuntu installed on a portable drive with 2 partitions. The internal disk also has 2 partitions and have windows on it. When ...
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Write to user defined partition /data

I'm a newbie in Linux/Ubuntu/Xubuntu world. In order to supply data encapsulation I defined separate partition "/data" on my HDD, where I want to store all my user data, separately from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 quit suddenly, won't boot now, “recursive partition table”

While running my recently updated Ubuntu 14.04 system, the screen suddenly went black and unresponsive. I don't remember exactly what I was doing at the time, but it was something simple like running ...
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Allocating unallocated partition to /home

So as you can see the unallocated space is right next to my /home partition, my question is, can I just merge them by resizing sd3 (/home partition) with GParted right away? Or do I have to use a Live ...
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Can't access my drive

Previously I installed ubuntu and gave 20gb space to home. I had dual boot with win7 and due to some reasons I had to reinsatall both win 7 and ubuntu. Previously it was working fine but after the ...
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getting ubuntu to “recognise” WD my passport portable hard drive

done literally hours of searching but getting nowhere. i am about to take the plunge and do a clean install of the latest Ubuntu and getting prepared. i have burned the latest version to disc (i hope) ...
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Removing partition by reinstalling Ubuntu

My laptop was running on Windows XP. Then I decided to try Ubuntu. (It's fast and sleek, btw) I chose the dual-boot option. Days later, I decided to fully commit to the latter. At first, I tried to ...
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Updating Linux to 14.04 LTS with no root file system

im trying to update my Linux notebook (Intel Atom CPU N450 @1.66 Ghz x2) into the newer version of Ubuntu Linux (14.04 LTS 32-bit), but im having some difficulties: First, im using a usb boot ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 Only /dev/sda Showing

I'm using the live CD to try and install Ubuntu 14.04 on my old desktop. The two disks were previously part of a RAID array (of 3 disks, RAID , 1 degraded and couldn't be bothered rebuilding for an ...
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How to enable exFAT in Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I can't mount my exFAT HDD. I get the following error: Unable to access “SeagateHDD” Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/me/SeagateHDD: Command-line `mount -t ...