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

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Cloning full-disc-encrypted system unencryptedly onto new disc

Essentially, I'm following this answer to clone the unencrypted content of a system with full-disc encryption to a new (smaller) SSD, from a live stick. I thought that would just consist of mapping ...
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Expanding partition in Gparted backwards vs. moving backwards and expanding

Which is quicker and safer?: Enlarging a Gparted partition backwards OR Moving the original (smaller) partition backwards, and then enlarge it? Example demonstration Enlarge /dev/sda4 to fill ...
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Is swap area required? Can we install Ubuntu without a swap area?

I bought a new Lenovo B50-80 laptop preinstalled with Windows 7 Professional. I would like to install Ubuntu alongside the existing Windows 7. For that when I tried to create a new partition using the ...
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Modification of Ubuntu 15.04 Install option [on hold]

Hi everything about the DVD I have is great, but I want to encrypt the install using VLM and LUKs but leave some room for a dual boot windows system. The installer as it is doesn't allow that because ...
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Boot Repair failed, what should I do

This is the pastebin result: https://paste.ubuntu.com/15009157/ I also got this message from the report but I don't know how to proceed with this. Can someone please explain this: The boot files ...
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Partitioning SSDs

I'm a lifelong Windows user, and absolutely new to Ubuntu. I just built this new computer and wanted Ubuntu on it, but there's a bit of a learning curve... I have a 32GB SSD (sdb) that I would like ...
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How to move ubuntu installation into another system with dual boot?

After my old drive (HDD_A) with dual boot between OS X Snow Leopard and Fedora17 stopped booting up for a file corruption, I replaced it with a smaller hard drive (HDD_B) and installed Ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu Installer doesn't show my Windows 7 partition

First, my PC has 2 SSD'S (128GB each) and a 1TB HDD. I first installed Windows 7 on my first SSD (C:) and with additional space on my HDD (D:). Then I made a 180GB partition on my HDD (shrink volume ...
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Bios not finding a bootable system on XPS13

Short version I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell XPS 13 (Option: Erase disk and install Ubuntu) but on boot, I have a message that no bootable system has been found. When I display the boot ...
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Can't find windows 7 partitions in ubuntu

Hello and thank you in advance I want to dual boot with windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04 but I am unable to read the partitions I created in windows. It does not give me the option to install alongside ...
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Increase the root partition size on Ubuntu Server 14.04

How can I increase the root partition size of a virtualized Ubuntu Server 14.04 using the CLI?
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Installing Windows 10 and deleting Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.10 (64 bit) installed on my laptop and I can't get rid of it. Tried making a bootable usb of windows 10, permission error. Tried looking for a solid answer to making a partition of ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a GPT partition table without using EFI boot?

I'm planning to install a new Ubuntu system on an empty hard drive with more than 3TiB of volume. In order to fully utilize the drive, the regular MBR partition table can not be used. How do I set up ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 - But no boot menu, only booting Ubuntu

Windows 7 is installed on my first SSD. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is installed on my second SSD. But when I start my PC it only boots Ubuntu and no boot menu appears. I can not get into Windows 7 anymore. In ...
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How to resize disc after permanently disabling swap

My computer has 16GB of RAM and only 32GB of memory on SSD drive so I want to get rid of those 16GB of swap that was automatically created. I have succesfully disabled swap memory following How do I ...
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Best partition scheme on 128GB SSD and 200GB HDD?

first here are my PC specs: 2x128GB SSD 1x 1TB HDD and 16GB RAM I have already installed Windows 7 on one of my SSD's. I did a partition on the 1TB HDD with Windows disk management. So Windows got ...
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15.10 Installation error: mce [Hardware Error]

While installing Ubuntu 15.10 I chose "Something else" option. Did the required partitioning as i have dual boot with WINDOWS 10 .So far i have installed UBUNTU many a times,so no big deal. And i like ...
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Installing Program in a Custom directory

I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I want to install Steam on this 1TB HDD but the default directory to install is /usr/bin or something (which is on my 120GB SSD). I need a way of installing all of ...
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Give Ubuntu more space

I just installed ubuntu Gnome, made a 20gb partition before installing but somehow there are now 2 partitions and only the one with 5gb gets used by Ubuntu how can I give ubuntu more space in this ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 won't show up

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. I've followed a video which instructed me to create free partition space and make one swap and the other /. Once the installation is completed it ...
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ubuntu wont load, partition no mount point or file system

Update 24hrs, took all day. Thanks for all your help. New hard drive, Ubuntu install & then testdisk & maybe e2fsck gained almost full accesss to the failed/blocked ext4 partition (which had ...
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Remove GRUB and keep a Linux system

I searched the Internet for instructions on how to remove GRUB, but the only thing I could find was using a Windows DVD to "repair" the system. I previously had a Windows/Linux doal-boot and removed ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: Cannot expand Ubuntu partition even though I have 14GB of unallocated space

I have 14GB of empty space on my drive, but when I try to expand my Ubuntu partition to occupy it, it doesn't seem to recognize the space. How can I rectify this issue and claim the free space?
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How to recover lost data after repartitioning

My computer had only one partition, C drive. I used GParted to squeeze up some space for a new partition, D drive. The total space for the single partition (C) was 200gb. I slid the scroll bar (on the ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu (UEFI mode) on a blank HDD.

My computer came with a FreeDOS. It has a 1 TB HDD and 8 GB RAM. Also, it is a 64 bit processor. Sadly the computer / laptop does not have a CD / DVD ROM drive. Fortunately, it has 4 USB ports. The ...
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Ubuntu Unused Space

I have an ubuntu server running. At first i only allocated 100Gb which wasnt enough. I added more space to the partition using gparted after reading how on several posts. However, even though it shows ...
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Disable Ubuntu boot menu when Windows is hibernated

I have a lot of folders in Ubuntu that are simple shortcuts of my Windows partition. I need to be able to Mount windows partition every time I load Ubuntu. Therefore, I want to disable Ubuntu access ...
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How to check if the swap partition is being used correctly in ubuntu 15.10

when I throw the command 'sudo swapon -s' no error or nothing shows up. I resized my primary partition and deleted my swap and reacreated it updating the values in the fstab file.......I would like to ...
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removing encryption on hard drive (decryption). Trying to install windows. error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' [duplicate]

Here is my problem. I was using for a long time then I was tired of windows so I decided to jump into the world of ubuntu. I knew nothing of ubuntu, but it worked out, I completely installed (with ...
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Resize efi partition on Ubuntu / Mac system on Mac Air

My Ubuntu and Mac both boot perfectly on my Mac Air. I have about 240 GB for each. But my Ubuntu tells me my efi partition only has 6mb of remaining space. In addition, my Ubuntu sometimes freezes ...
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Can't boot windows 7 after installing Linux

SOLVED Had to change the windows system partition type which was flagged as "Swap" for some reason to NTFS system type. I did this by logging into linux and changing it in the partition manager. I ...
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Some partitions don't appear

When I uselsblk on terminal, this is the output NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 298,1G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 1K 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 143,1G 0 part / ...
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Moving the root and swap partition to another disk

I have this settings on my boot disk: GParted HDD disk settings I've got a SSD and want to make it my system (all but /home) and swap partitions. I wonder if: 1- Can I use GParted to copy my ...
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Problem after mount LVM's logical volume as /tmp

I have two hard drives(both has Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). On the second hard drive(/dev/sdb) I created physical volume, then volume group and then finally logical volumes. I am moving one ...
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Extending partitions

I'm trying to extend my current Windows partition because it has too little space currently. I was triple-booting Windows Kali and Ubuntu but deleted Kali and now have 93GB left. I cannot assign it to ...
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Windows not loading after Dual Booting windows 10 & ubuntu 15

I am a complete Newbie to Ubuntu. I had Windows 10 upgraded from Windows 7. I dual booted it with Ubuntu 15, by selecting "Something else" in the installation menu, later creating partitions for ...
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Will Windows destroy my already damaged partitions? [closed]

I've been having a whole lot of issues with my triple booting laptop. If you want, see here: How to fix my Grub after Windows 10? Anyways, I've made the decision to wipe and do a reinstall (Windows, ...
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Three Drives. First with Windows 10, Second with Ubuntu, and Third of storage. Storage Driver visible from Windows but not from Ubuntu

I'm having trouble with a 3TB hard drive. Thing is complicated, so I'll explain as detailed as I can. This computer has 3 disc drives. 1 SSD and 2 HDD. -The SSD has Windows 10 installed (Legacy Bios) ...
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Error during installation of Ubuntu LTS 14.04.3

My main OS is Windows 10 Home Edition (64-bit). I have an 8 GB USB 2.0 flash drive that I used to boot off of using the Universal USB Installer software from pendrivelinux.com. The software takes the ...
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Can't mount or fix corrupt NTFS partition on working HDD

Last time I was using windows it crashed because of some application I was running leaking memory and getting to around 7GB. I couldn't even open Task Manager so I just reset the PC. After rebooting ...
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Windows User Folder Is Showing Empty! I want to backup my data(My Documents) as my Hard Disk is likely to fail soon! Please HELP!

History: I was using Windows 7 and my laptop crashed and was not able to boot, I first tried ubuntu by live usb there I found out that my Hard disk was likely to fail soon, so to save the data I ...
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How to mount ntfs usb flash drive with permissions automatically when plugged in?

I recently made it so I can use the ./ command in a usb drive by formatting to ntfs and then using the command sudo mount -t ntfs -o fmask=0022,dmask=0000,uid=1000,gid=1000 /dev/sdb1 ...
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Migrating files from encrypted partitioned space

Issues moving files from protected partitioned space.. e.g. /dev/sda2 on efi system / 105mb - 97mb to '$home' directory in order to back them up. All this came about following an idiot blue ...
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How to change permissions for folders in media/teja “for external hardisks”?

I tried others ways to change the permissions for folder and files in media/teja let me explain my file structure: In media I have a folder named teja which is my user name , I never created it and ...
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How can I resize my / partition?

I want to increase the size of /dev/sda1 by using the size of unallocated space.
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Blank Screen on Edubuntu 14.04 after changing the Home partition

Good day! I made changes to my system that was currently running out of space in the root and the home partition. So I popped in to gparted and adjust the sizes of the partition, everything went ...
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GParted does not recognize SATA M2

I bought myself a new Laptop, the ASUS GL771JW with 250 GB M2 SSD drive and a 1 TB HDD. Now I'd like to install Ubuntu 15.10 on it, but I get errors. I downloaded the amd64 Ubuntu ISO and put it on ...
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Formatting an external hard drive nearly impossible

I have been working for the last four hours to format my external hard drive. At first I tried right clicking on it in nautilus and selecting format. I selected NTFS and tried to format it. I got ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fails to recognize FakeRaid volume

I'm trying to setup Ubuntu 14.04 AMD64 on a new machine based on an Asus Z10PE-D8 motherboard with Intel FakeRaid. The boot drive is an SSD with dual boot Windows 7 and Linux. I also have two ...
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If i install Elementary OS, will it automatically be added to the grub menu? [migrated]

I currently have Windows 7 and Linux Mint installed. When my pc starts up, it shows me the Grub menu, it shows an entry for Mint linux and the windows boot menu. I am wondering, if i was to install ...