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 14.04 USB installation drive not recognized during boot(Dell Latitude D630)

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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

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How to create a separate /boot partition after installation when dual booting?

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Facing problem in dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 with window 8.1 on my leptop of lenovo G500 BIOS based

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How to increase /boot partition size when installing Ubuntu 14.04 using the “use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM” option?

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GParted showing incorrect used space

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fsck wont fix efs partitions

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Uninstall ubuntu 14 using windows 7 recivery dsk

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Installing apps trough apt-get on ubuntu phone (MX4)

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Lubuntu 15.04 & Windows 10: expanding partition

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“Error: Invalid signature” when configuring dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10

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fail to load - grub rescue>

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drive after C: not showing in Windows 8.1

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Ubuntu boot with Windows 8.1, can't get Windows back

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additional free space for OS when moving /home to other partition

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How to use unallocated place to drive

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How can I boot from a USB device via grub shell or initramfs?

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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - Fstab file deleted entry

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Any possible way to void data on a DVD-R/+R? [on hold]

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How to delete and Recover drive space [duplicate]

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Messed up sharing files between Linux 14.04 and Windows7 (dual boot) - Error 0x80070570

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Now I have been trying the linebreak in comment box on askubuntu and it does not work for me here [migrated]

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Why does ubuntu 15.04 not detect my hard drive?

I have a windows 8.1 laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu via pen drive on the machine, the partition slider(Not the advanced partitioning tool) is showing the pen drive as the storage drive. I want ...
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Cannot install 14.04, cannot boot, no correct live environment

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Wanting to replace pre-installed Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu. Needed help on which partitions to remove and which to keep

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Partition not shown correctly in Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS installer + wifi network not shown

I'm trying to install Ubuntu to dual boot with Windows 7. I am on a laptop with a single hard disk in which I prepared a partition to install Ubuntu. This is what I see on Windows partition manager, ...
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How to format USB stick for car audio system?

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - setup as proxy server

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How do I get ubuntu 14.04.2 installer to see my partitions?

So i have ubuntu runnning from my 8GB USB stick. My computer has 176GiB of unallocated space, and then also windows. But the ubuntu installer doesent see anything, its just stuck at selecting a place ...
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Windows 7 reinstall now boot is broken

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Ubuntu single install SSD keep deleting data

I have a HP-ENVY laptop with 32GB LITEON SSD and 500GB Harddisk. I have a single boot system installed with ubuntu 14.04 on the SSD, and have a Data partition on the HD. Partitions look like this ...
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USB Drive partition corrupted

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Installing a second OS next to Ubuntu

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How do I change my RAID configuration(mdadm)

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Ubuntu 14.04 installation issue alongside windows 7 [duplicate]

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Why did my Gparted operation fail during the file system check?

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Cannot boot directly from Grub2 on dual boot Windows 8.1 with Xubuntu 14.04.2

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Ubuntu won't save the settings I have done after installation

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I keep running out of space and I have a second disk that I can use, how to format and make accessible

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Putting Ubuntu on an SSD and Files on an HDD

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Messy partitions: How do I fix my HDD and SSD partitions from a USB?

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Adding a Second Hard Drive to a Ubuntu Server

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