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

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Ubuntu 12.04 and Hardware RAID 5 and LVM

I have an existing database server setup with RAID5 (3pcs 1 TB disk - usable is 2TB). One of its partition is /data is LVM. There is production data already in there so we opted to create another ...
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Help with corrupted NTFS partition

My Ubuntu isn't able to mount a partition. It suddenly became unreadable because of a corrupt Master File Table. chkdsk /f is unable to correct it, saying: Windows will now check the disk. Corrupt ...
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Installed Windows before Ubuntu, both in BIOS mode, but GRUB install failed

Let me start by saying I've been trying to get it to work for 2 days, and that I've read a lot. The answer could be extremely obvious but I need someone to point it out. I was trying to dual boot ...
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SD card turns slow after split partitions and format

It's a class 10 SD card, and the speed is normal (about 10MB/s write) before I use GParted to split it into 2 partitions and format them as EXT4. But then the speed is only about 1.5MB/s write after ...
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How can i make my Ubuntu Partition bigger from gparted?

I recently installed Ubuntu (2 days ago) and i want to make my Ubuntu partition bigger using gparted i put the linux-swap thing off and then i added more space to my extended partition and then tried ...
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Ubuntu Swap Partition on HDD

I'm installing Ubuntu on my SSD and don't want to waste space on a swap partition because I have 16GB of ram, nor do I use hibernation. But as a precaution, would there be any drawbacks if I created a ...
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Install Win 7 on SSD while retaining Ubuntu dual boot on HDD

I have just bought a 120gb SSD for my computer. I currently run a 1tb HDD with dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want install Win 7 onto my new SSD (rather than cloning and migrating, which I think ...
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Odd behavior with certain disks and mounting

Whenever I mess around with a disk, (not quite exactly sure what triggers it), Ubuntu's partition searching system seems to bug out. I was trying to set up my camera SD card to auto-mount and when ...
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Error in formatting corrupted Micro Sd Card

Initially this 4 gb microSD worked for a couple days inside a cellphone before it stopped functioning. I have used an adapter to plug it into my computer making sure that the write protected switch ...
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Could not access an NTFS drive after making it auto-mount, Ubuntu 14.04 (Win7 not installed)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN. After making an NTFS drive auto-mount from Disks->Edit Mount Options->Automatic Mount Options->Mount at Startup(Checked). There are 3 volumes in Disks ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 on new SSD - the ext4 file system creation in partition #1 (0,0,0)(sdd) failed

I'm a linux noob trying to install ubuntu 14.04 to a new 120 gb Kingston SSD. I'm aware there are other questions relating to this but I cannot find anything useful. Apologies if I have overlooked an ...
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Partitioning a Netbook HP-Mini 110

I would like to ask about partitioning a Netbook HP-Mini 110 with Windows7 Starter. I want to make a dualboot in it together with Ubuntu 14.04. But the thing is, it already have 4 partitions and it ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 fails to boot into a live session from a live USB, but only when my SSD is plugged in

Specs: Xubuntu 15.04, GTX 770, i5-4690k, 8 GB RAM, Corsair SSD, Hitachi HDD. Whenever I boot into a live session, it always fails to boot when I have my SSD plugged in. This is most likely the result ...
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Can I move the contents of the boot partition to the root drive? [duplicate]

So the updater told me my /boot partition is out of space. I came here from this answer, which recommended (if you can't expand it directly) to just move the contents of the boot partition to the ...
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Landing in the GRUB command line at start up (bcs of XFS filesystem at /boot!)

Edit. The problem that I landed directly in the GRUB command line was another bug than originally asked for - see the answer. I changed the title accordingly. I think the title says it all. I'll ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 5548

I recently purchased Dell Inspiron 5548 with a pre-installed Windows 8 OEM on a HDD 1TB with Single Partition. Is it possible to install Ubutnu 14.04 on it? Is there issues related for my model for ...
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Resize ext4 Partition to >2TB without data loss

Is it possible to resize an ext4 partition to >2TB without data loss? I added 1TB disk from a RAID 5 Hardware RAID (from 2TB usable to 3TB usable) fdisk command output: Disk /dev/sdb: 3000.5 GB, ...
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Trouble Deleting a Partition Containing Grub

Update: I have resolved one of my problems myself, but still need help to delete a partition. I left the original post intact in case someone has a similar issue and can quickly reference this post. ...
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I keep getting the same GRUB error?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Every time I start my computer, I encounter the error: '/boot/grub/x86_64-efi/normal.mod' not found. Here is a screenshot of my hard drive partition: I have ...
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How to List Unmounted partition of a harddisk and Mount them?

How to list the disk partition when they are unmounted? And how to mount them through terminal?
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GRUB “unknown filesystem” error on second boot of each day

I've installed a new 64GB SSD in my HP Compaq 2510p laptop. The SSD model is KingSpec KSD-ZF1. This system is a single-boot machine running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. There are no other operating systems ...
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problem in making an extra partition beside the main partition

![observe that it is showing the minimum and maximum value as same][1] I cannot make an extra partition beside the main one.the picture is taken when I try to resize the 462GB value.Its not allowing ...
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Ubuntu 15.04. fills up root partition automatically quite quickly!

I have got a funny but bad problem. The root partition is filling up quickly and automatically. I can see that there is a continous read and write process on this partion. But I cannot stop it. It is ...
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Recover external drive after faulty clone

I was trying to restore my formatted D partition using testdisk by following the first answer in this Q&A In one of the steps I was supposed to clone my D drive to an external HDD and did so ...
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I am having trouble mounting my external hard drive

I get the error Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/harish/My Passport: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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fdisk sector size and alignment issues

I executed the command: # fdisk /dev/sda1 The output was: The device presents a logical sector size that is smaller than the physical sector size. Aligning to a physical sector (or optimal I/O) ...
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Ubuntu partitioning advice

I am searching for a best practice for my use case. I have setup a vServer with following partitions: /dev/vda1 2048 1953791 975872 82 Linux Swap / Solaris /dev/vda2 * ...
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Help me Get to the Ubuntu 15.04 Partition, please

I had earlier installed Ubuntu 14.10, as a dual boot, on a hard disk drive that had come pre-installed with Windows 8.1. Later I had added a solid-state drive and installed windows 10 insider ...
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Booting from Lubuntu on USB with several partitions

Here's my goal: a fully self-contained Lubuntu 14.04.2 installation on a 256GB USB pen drive that I have, which also has an NTFS partition that Windows can read. The drive is /dev/sdd. I started by ...
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Will having multiple distros at the same time detoriorate hard disk life?

I have a 5400 rpm hdd with 5 separate partition each containing a different distro like Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Debian, Manjaro. I find it really hard to settle down with just one distro. Will the ...
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LUKS encryption over ecryptfs

My /home partition under Ubuntu is default encrypted (ecryptfs), but now the system isn't mounting it. Even worse, I don't even find the folder after encrypting for a second time with LUKS. This is ...
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I Have 2 Ubuntu options in Bios even after uninstalling the partition of elementary os freya in windows?

I've set the bios to automatically boot to windows 8.1 but there are 2 ubuntu options in the Bios even after I deleted the partition in which I installed elementary os freya by logging into windows ...
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dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 with home on different drive

I have laptop with a 256 gb SSD with windows already installed and i want to install ubuntu on the same drive.BUT with the "/home" partition on a second 1tb HDD(600gb for windows and 400 gb for ...
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Deleted Swap, now boot takes forever

Running Ubuntu 15.04. I was receiving messages about my root / partition running out of space, and so I looked up how to allocate more space to it. I followed the answer to this question: How to ...
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Laptop boots directly to Windows, Ubuntu alredy installed and refind not working

So i have this weird problem on a HP laptop Atheros. I first installed windows 7 and then Trusty Tahr,both on Uefi mode with the gpt partition. The problem is that when i turn it on, it goes ...
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Install Windows 8 after Ubuntu 14.04

So, I have ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a 1tb hard drive and I want to create a small partition (150GB) for Windows 8.1. I have already got the bootable drive for it, but I need to make another partition as ...
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Unwedging a memory stick

I have a memory stick with a (probably corrupted) copy of the Kubuntu 14.10 installation. I wanted to overwrite it with the 15.04 installation, but it seems to have a read-only vfat partition that ...
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How can I make proper use of subvolumes in btrfs?

In the past, I've always used three ext4 partitions to fulfill my needs: /dev/sda2: / /dev/sda3: /home /dev/sda4: /mnt/Data Right now, I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 with the btrfs filesystem. After ...
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Ubuntu does not boot after install when another hdd/storage is present

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop and Ubuntu does not boot after install. It requires me to use boot repair https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair to fix it so it will boot ...
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Partition table lost during installation [closed]

I had Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I wanted to replace Ubuntu with Mint 17.1. I made a bootable Mint on my flash drive and ran liveCD to install mint, I had the following three options available: ...
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initramfs, faulty or not working partition

I've had a problem plaguing me for a few days. I had a buggy version of 14.04 installed for a while now, and I told myself enough is enough and plugged a USB flash drive with the 15.04 iso on it and ...
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Unable to resize lvm2 partition [duplicate]

I have been facing this issue even when I boot through Gparted LiveCD. My goal is to install Windows dual booting with Ubuntu (My wife is not comfortable with linux) Don't ask me about the ext2 and ...
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Viewing the partitions that i had while still using Windows

i have this problem that i have tried to google for a while. recently i decided to start using ubuntu as my main operating system, so i changed my operating system from windows to Ubuntu. While using ...
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Installing Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu on btrfs: how to restore boot?

I've looked at the answers on this question, but none of them solved my problem: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) My system is partitioned as follows. ...
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lvm reporting wrong size after gparted expansion - Ubuntu 14.01

After realizing I had under-allocated space on a hyper-v vm for this unbuntu install, I expanded the partition in hyper-v and then used gparted to expand the lmv and boot partitions. However, after ...
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re-install does not format selected drives

I installed ubuntu 14.10 on my Acer with new Codestarter. everything was fine, until ungraded to 15.10. The process also went fine - except occasional WiFi connections. Recently, I decided ...
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Can't start X server on main partition — Mesa/NVidia conflict?

I am unable to start my X server any time I try booting my computer -- which is running Ubuntu 14.04 -- from the default partition (i.e., by choosing the first "Ubuntu" option in the GRUB menu). ...
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trying to re-install Ubuntu from USB, initramfs error

I had a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 that was very buggy that I wanted to install 15.04 on. Before inserting the USB, I noticed that I seemed to have two partitions, one being 500 GB and one being about ...
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Can't resize partiton on Lexar USB drive

Strange reading from fdisk... ~# fdisk -l /dev/sdd1 Disk /dev/sdd1: 29.2 GiB, 31378272256 bytes, 61285688 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / ...
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No encryption options in Disks

When I start Disks (former Disk Utility), I can see my USB pen drive in the list of devices. However, regardless of whether it's mounted or unmounted, if I go ahead with the formatting I don't get ...