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

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unable to mount ntfs partition created inside widows 10

If i try to open any of partition, I get error message in a box. Error mounting /dev/sda8 at /media/viratraaz/Documents: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Possible to backup contents of boot partition, format it and copy contents back to it?

I am trying to install Windows 8 on an iMac (mid 2010 model). The iMac already has Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it which I intend to keep. So basically I would like to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. ...
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Which Ubuntu version

I wonder which Ubuntu release version I should use. My machine have to contain/run a hostapd wifi AP, an OpenVPN connexion, and LUKS encryption. That's all. I detail it if ever it can make sense in ...
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Windows7 nor ubuntu loading after successful install of ubuntu

So.. I have had a lot and lot of problems installing ubuntu and it seems its not over yet.. First of all I had problems that it didnt detect my operating system. Which it did in the end. Then it ...
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Partitioning error while installing Ubuntu 15.04

I am new to Linux, and while attempting to install a dual boot of windows 7 I have ran into an issue. While doing custom partitions my the revert button was hit. It appears that I lost my windows ...
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Make Dropbox store and sync only on SD card?

How would I set this up in reality? I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 lxde on a Chromebook with allocated 10gb on the drive(1gb left at the moment). I wish to be able to edit some LaTeX reports on my ...
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Partition Recovery Testdisk Help

Having trouble using Testdisk to recover a partition. Any help will be greatly appreciated! goal >>let me know if this is possible << recover a partition that has become free space and ...
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Problem mounting hfsplus on ubuntu

I'm trying to mount hfsplus formatted disk on ubuntu but so far without success. The disk could be read without problem but could not write. I've tried the command "sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw ...
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Ubuntu for Arm on AOC All in One Android Monitor

I would like to install Ubuntu for Arm on an AOC A2272PW4T, a 22" All in One mointor that can act as a display as well as a giant 22" android tablet. I had a slight issue where I got locked out of ...
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How to move /media to another disk device?

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 on a PC with one registered (admin) user called "john". When I run df, the results are: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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Dual Booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

as a preface - my only experience with Ubuntu is playing around on VM's, so I apologize in advance for any naivety. I've just updated my Yoga 2 Pro from Windows 8.1 to 10, and am trying to install ...
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Manually partitioning 15.04 Server for RAID 0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server (15.04) on a 2012 Mac mini with two 240GB SSDs. I recognize that Macs can be tricky with EFI v. BIOS, but that's another issue. I'd like to install Ubuntu Server on ...
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error fsyncing/closing/dev/sda: input/output error - hdd not detected in BIOS after this error

So here's what happened: I created a ubuntu gnome bootable usb using unetbootin and selected to replace my windows and install a fresh copy of ubuntu. But as soon as ubuntu finished cleaning up ...
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Shrink a Virtualbox Image Size

I have Ubuntu-12.04 image on windows 7 host, I want to shrink the image size from 30 GB to 10 GB, It is dynamically allocated storage. I see many questions and related topics, But I don't understand ...
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Installing Ubuntu in external hard-drive [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 15 on external drive for dual booting with win 7. My computer can only read the first partition of an external drive so am thinking first partition should be one that both ...
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GParted Resize/Move Options

What does "Free space preceding" and "Free space following" mean? I checked GParted manual but could not find an answer.
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Mac OS X and Ubuntu Dual Boot without USB or disc?

I am currently following this guide here: http://www.howtogeek.com/187410/how-to-install-and-dual-boot-linux-on-a-mac/ I ahve downloaded rEFInd and I'm at the step where it wants me to insert a USB ...
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Help with botched 14.04 LTS dual boot install/Auto-boot grub fails to get into windows 8.1

First-time poster here, sorry if the title isn't written well(suggestions welcome) System specs(if helpful): AMD 750k processor Asrock FM2A55M-HD+ mobo Seagate 1TB SSHD(hd0) WD 320GB HDD(hd1) 8gb ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 USB installation drive not recognized during boot(Dell Latitude D630)

Ubuntu 14.04 USB flash drive isn't recognized during boot. I have had a bunch of hardware failures this week and I am down to a hybrid image laptop harddrive with mint 12 installed on it to boot as ...
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GRUB is not letting me switch to Windows 8. Dual boot process. Ubuntu 15.04

So today I just tried to do a Dual Boot with my Windows 8 desktop computer. I followed these instructions At the start, I made a 200Gb partition from my 1TB hard drive. I booted Ubuntu 15.04 by ...
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Cannot delete partition in GParted

I created a new partition (/dev/sda4) in GParted which was going to be for Ubuntu, alongside Windows7 (/dev/sda3). When I clicked apply all operations I cancelled it half way through and the partition ...
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How to partition hard drive for ubuntu?

All the help/tutorials out there tell me that I should get an option to partition the hard drive for me. This didn't happen and so I'm using the 'try ubuntu without installing' option and using ...
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Go to LVM with an already non-LVM disk, how to?

I plan to use LVM. My Ubuntu is currently non-LVM based. I wonder if I can do that without resintalling or if I can: resize current partition (call it part Old) create new partition (call it part ...
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How to add Kali linux as third Os (to triple boot) over Ubuntu and Win8 [on hold]

Currently im having a dual boot PC. i installed ubuntu 'alongside' windows 8 and now im using its grub for swap. Now i want to install Kali linux as third OS and i want to make a triple boot with ...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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How to create a separate /boot partition after installation when dual booting?

I dual boot Arch Linux and Ubuntu. I have the following partition setup: Here sda1 is where Ubuntu is installed, Arch on sda2. New Partition #2 is the proposed /boot. sda4 is a common home for both ...
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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

I buy a laptop of Lenovo G500(4GB ram, 500GB HDD and quick heal total security licence antivirus) of BIOS mode. I install window 8.1 crack version and i want to install Ubuntu as dual boot. I tried to ...
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Installing Ubuntu woes (2x SSD in RAID 0 & 1x HDD)

I have unsuccessfully been attempting to install Ubuntu over the last few days. The only thing I have accomplished was corrupting my windows installation and having to recover it. What I know: I ...
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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?

How to edit the size of the /boot partition when installing Ubuntu? Using the guided partitioning option "use the entire disk and set up encrypted LVM" results is a /boot partition which is only ...
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GParted showing incorrect used space

guys, I've been trying to search a solution for this all over Google, but my effects was of no avail. I wanted to resize my current partition to about 500 GB and create a new partition with all free ...
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fsck wont fix efs partitions

I have some efs drives that I am attempting to repair the file-systems of. when I run fsck, it returns with an error essentially saying the device isn’t e2fsck. I looked in synaptic for efs support, ...
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GRUB wont recognize ubuntu

I just have installed ubuntu and than red hat linux enterprise after it and now my GRUB menu just shows Red Hat and when I insert Ubuntu disc and try to install it it says Ubuntu is already installed ...
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Uninstall ubuntu 14 using windows 7 recivery dsk

I am novice to ubuntu. I had dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu on separate partitions. Somehow I managed to corrupt my windows 7 and started to run system recovery using recovery disk. The recovery ...
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Installing apps trough apt-get on ubuntu phone (MX4)

When trying to install packages such as python it seems as though they are saved in the root partition which is only 2 GB in size. After installing a few packages this leads to error messages like ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 & Windows 10: expanding partition

Lubuntu view: Windows view: I want to expand my current Lubuntu partition to use up all the free space left. However, Lubuntu doesn't differ between the real Windows partition and free space. ...
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“Error: Invalid signature” when configuring dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10

After installing the Windows 10 upgrade on my laptop, it ruined the grub boot manager, and I could only boot in windows 10. I fixed the boot manager using a live cd with the boot-repair tool, but it ...
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fail to load - grub rescue>

I had dualboot with windows and linux, I tried to change size of windows C: volume and after reboot, it doesn't load ends with grub rescue shell. If I trun on UEFI boot in BIOS it ends with "No ...
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drive after C: not showing in Windows 8.1 [on hold]

I have a 500GB Hard Disk in my HP laptop, C: had 200GB with Windows 8.1 and the rest was D: & E: drive with same size. I reduced C: and created a 54.5GB space for Ubuntu 14.04. But when ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu boot with Windows 8.1, can't get Windows back

I installed Ubuntu earlier today, and can not find a way to go back to Windows. I have put the USB drive with Ubuntu on it, no option from GRUB, and I can't find it in Ubuntu either. I don't have an ...
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additional free space for OS when moving /home to other partition

I've got a Laptop with 1 HDD and 1 SSD. On the SSD is both, Windows and Ubuntu, installed. Now I want to move my /home folder to the HDD on a seperate partition. How much space do I have to give the ...
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How to use unallocated place to drive

I want to use the unallocated space of my hard drive, I want to create a new drive or filesystem of that place and want to use. How can i do that. When i tried to create another partition, it gives ...
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How can I boot from a USB device via grub shell or initramfs?

I recently got my Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. After some time I tried to update Ubuntu (big mistake) just to find out that it doesn't work out of the box and there are some issues to ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - Fstab file deleted entry

This morning when I arrived at work the samba server shares had appeared to have gone down, after a short investigation I discovered that the partition in the LVM had become unmounted, after to ...
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Any possible way to void data on a DVD-R/+R? [on hold]

Alright, so long-story short, I had to completely format both my hard drives. So, I need to reinstall my dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. One problem. I lost my Windows 7 installation disk. ...
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How to delete and Recover drive space [duplicate]

I have looked and don't know where to find how to do this. First, I think I found why I can't dual boot, With that said I don't want to have to reinstall my Work Win98 system I just want to delete ...
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Messed up sharing files between Linux 14.04 and Windows7 (dual boot) - Error 0x80070570

I'm new to Linux. Recently, I started dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. They are both installed on separate disk partitions and there's an NTFS disk partition (700GB), where I store my files in ...
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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]

Now I have been trying the linebreak in comment box on askubuntu and it does not work for me here Linebreaks End a line with two spaces to add a linebreak: How do I love thee? Let me count the ...
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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

I cannot install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Acer aspire es1-531. I ran BootRepair and it gave me this paste. I added the nomodeset param to the grub2 to let the live or the installer run properly. I noticed ...
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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

I have the following partitions right now on my laptop: 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 260 MB (Healthy EFI System Partition) 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 462.14 GB (Healthy Boot, Primary ...