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

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/boot partition problem when installing Ubuntu

The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code. This partition should be marked for use as "EFI boot partition" and should ...
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Partitioning my system

How can I create a 500 Mb partition formatted on ext4 via command line ? Is this possible ? I'm trying to get accustomed with the terminal on Ubuntu 14.04.
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Creating a windows 7 bootable USB drive to boot UEFI? I've tried EVERYTHING

this is my first post and I apologize if it's in the wrong place. So I am trying to install Win7 from the x64 .iso form DigitalRiver in UEFI so it can use GPT partitions. I used Unetbootin to create ...
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Shrink volume of Primary Partition

I currently run windows 8.0 and have 4 partitions. I will like to shrink the volume of my primary partition containing the win 8 OS so I can have more space to install ubuntu 14.04. My question is ...
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parted mktable error. but gparted “create partition table” works?

I am trying to automate formatting of USB drives. What I do is: Unmount USB drive terminal: sudo parted /dev/sdb1 mktable msdos This is when I get the following error: Error: Partition(s) 1, 2, ...
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How to complete free up space for NTFS after removing Ubuntu partition

I had installed two OSs, Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I installed a preview of Windows 10 in place of Windows 8 and wanted to delete Ubuntu. I deleted Ubuntu partitions using diskmgmt.msc, but that space ...
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I dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. If I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 Technical Preview, will that overwrite my Ubuntu partition?

I just want to make sure before I begin the installation process of the Windows 10 Technical Preview that when it's installed, it will limit itself to overwriting my Windows 7 partition, not my Ubuntu ...
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Problem with re-sizing partition in ubuntu

I formatted whole disk of 320 GB and install ubuntu 14. Now I want to re-size partition to install windows 7. I am using GPART to re-size partition as this question. There is no data in my disk of 320 ...
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root file system?

tried installing using wubi, CD and usb. Only the wubi and the cd was able to boot, but then a message popped up while verifying, failed to partition the selected disk and no root file system. I want ...
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Should I partition? [on hold]

I have installed ubuntu on my pc and I am wondering if partitioning my hard drive is possible? If that is possible, is it necessary for me to do it?
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Ubuntu cannot see disk partitions when installing

I've got Toshiba Satellite U50t-A-10H with Win8.1 installed, UEFI, HDD 750GB + 32GB SSD cache. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on it. I've split my disk, made 200GB free unallocated space and booted ...
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windows hibernation mount isssues, attempting to reset lost password [duplicate]

to make a long story short, I've lost a sheet of paper that had a password that i changed. i am attempting to use Ubuntu to reset the password. I've seen various instructions to do this, as well as ...
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How to boot into different partition?

This arises from trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04. The upgrade failed, so that when I tried to reboot I got an error: file not found message and the grub rescue prompt. (Up to that point, ...
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Format HD using disk utility

I have a new hard drive that I will use only for storing data. I am following the instructions from: http://www.ubuntulinuxguide.com/ubuntu-1204-lts/hard-disk-partition - but I can't find this ...
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I am wanting to switch from Ubuntu to Debian [on hold]

I currently have the newest supported version of Ubuntu - 14.10 - Utopic Unicorn. I want to switch to Debian. I have been up all night trying to figure this out. I just can't seem to get my computer ...
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How can I tell if there is data on an LVM volume?

I recently installed Kodi (formerly XBMC) over an install of ubuntu that had become unusable after an 'upgrade'. The OS is on an SSD. I also had a couple of 2TB drives with video files on them. Now ...
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lost data while creating partition

I found a similar Q&A, but mine is a little bit different. Today is a bad day: I lost my all collection of movies, images, everything :( What I did: I have Windows 8 in my pc I planned to ...
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How to delete and merge old version of Ubuntu with latest 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on window boot of already dual booted system, but it still boot in start from old Ubuntu. full explanation. I had dual boot of window 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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how to install Ubuntu Server with GPT GUID Partition Table

How do you install Ubuntu server on an empty 4TB hard drive using GPT GUID Partition Table? I came from FreeBSD and in the FreeBSD installation, you can select the Partition Scheme (APM, BSD, GPT, ...
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GParted stuck, details say resize was successful

I'm trying to resize the NTFS partition on an internal hard drive (not a drive that has an operating system installed, just extra storage). The Details say 'successfully resized NTFS on device ...
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Dual Boot Help: Ubuntu and Windows 7

Recently I spent a decent amount of money on a new mid-range build. i5 4460 AsRock H97 Pro4 Kingston Hyperx 2x4GB MSI R7 260X EVGA 500W PSU Crucial MX100 128 GB SSD Western Digital CB 1 TB HDD ...
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Moving Bootcamp Partition to Empty Space

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on my late 2009 iMac. I would like to triple-boot it with my already existing Mac and Bootcamp partitions. I am following this tutorial and it says Use Bootcamp ...
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my partitions are wrong

I am using Ubuntu 14.10, when I installed it, I decided to use the recommended option "automatically use entire disk for Ubuntu", this was OK for me 'cause I just use GNU/Linux, after some months ...
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Persistent Ubuntu 14.04 USB fails to boot after creation of ext4 casper-rw partition

This question is related to IMMERZL's answer in the series "How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB". I used UUI to create the persistent bootable USB using 14.04.1 amd64 ISO. I ...
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PPC PReP Boot from image disk

I have a disk image, which in turn is divided into four sections. Osnavnaya task to extract the contents PPC PReP Boot . That's partition table. Which is not similar to the partition table. sergey @ ...
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GRUB Rescue after Disk Clone

I need a little help from a GRUB expert. I just cloned a 1 TB Seagate drive onto a brand new 2 TB Hitachi, and before swapping them out, I decided to boot-test it. It's tied to my computer through a ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit onto an Acer v11 touch

This is a very brief question with a very long intro, which I've provided for context. LONG INTRO I have recently been trying to install the AMD 64 bit version of Ubuntu 14.04.1 onto my Acer V11 ...
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Grub not running after formating my first Ubuntu partition

I've had installed Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome alongside Windows 8 on my computer, but a few days ago, I decided to remove one of those Linux Ext4 partitions (Ubuntu, which Grub was also installed on it). ...
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Problems installing linux mint on clean hard drive: Server authorization directory error [migrated]

I've had some issues with a dual install of windows and ubuntu lately. I decided to clean things up by wiping my hd and just reinstalling linux mint. I've read linux mint was ubuntu-based and i was ...
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Ubuntu does not detect windows 7 partition help :(

Basically my problem is the same as this one -> Why does Ubuntu 13.10 not detect my Win7 partition? But no one seems to answer it please I need your help guys, I need it for college. I am running ...
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Problem with installing testdisk in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but by mistake I deleted all partition. Now I want to recover the lost memory by installing testdisk . But when I try to execute the command sudo apt-get ...
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Is it possible to resize linux installation partition?

I have received this desktop, and it has both windows and linux installed. But I don't use windows and the helpdesk has allocated a massive amount of memory to windows. Is it possible to completely ...
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Recover overwritten partition

I need some help recover files from a partially overwritten partition. I will start with what happened. I was trying to make a image out of my hard drive using dd, but I found somewhere online that ...
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What is the safest method for repartitioning space from the / partition?

I've got a 240GB SSD that I'm using as my boot/applications drive and only have Ubuntu 14.04 installed, so no finagling with Windows or OS X installs. I originally partitioned off 40GB of that 240GB ...
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Windows 7 installation INSIDE Ubuntu 14.04.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu but I did not partition my 500GB HDD at all, so basically it's one partition. Now to install Windows 7 in the installed Ubuntu, I had to create a partition using GParted, but can't ...
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Screwed up partitioning, are my old files redtorable?

i recently started looking into ubuntu and wanted to install it on my laptop (lenovo T430s). When i was using the installer it asked me if i wanted to make a "swap partition" or something like that. I ...
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Should the swap partition be on an ssd or hdd? Or can I use a swapfile? [duplicate]

Lots of posts mention installing the swap partition on an HDD instead of an SSD. Does this really matter? shutdown and startup my windows 8 several times a day and it uses the ssd for it's hibernation ...
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Should /var/log be on an hdd partition when / is on an ssd?

I keep reading that /var/log should not be on an SSD as it gets written to all the time. I'm installing Ubuntu and SSD and am wondering if I really need an extra partition for this folder on my HDD, ...
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Question about installation: Does Re-installing ubuntu over previous Ubuntu partition delete files?

I installed windows 8,1 and I think the bootloader got messed up and I tried the "check disk for errors" when you first boot the installer and it fixed them, but ubuntu wouldn't start. I have the try ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 install does not show install alongside windows 7

I downloaded the Desktop 14.04.1 for my HP Pavilion dv7 running windows 7 64 it. I then followed the instructions to make a bootable usb drive to install Ubuntu. However, during the install process, ...
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Uninstall Windows on dual boot and install Lubuntu

This is a Gparted screenshot of my hard disk: /dev/sda3 and /dev/sda5 are Windows and /dev/sda7 has Ubuntu. I would like to uninstall the complete Windows partition and install Lubuntu on that. I ...
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How to Remove overwrite Ubuntu on Windows 7 [duplicate]

How to remove ubuntu on windows 7, which is install ubuntu firstly latest version 14.04 LTS along side of windows 7 then it is overwrite in on windows 7.So how i have recover my whole data or ...
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can i find my files after installing ubuntu

I have a windows 8 OS with a C partition and a D partition. in the D partition i have important files, so i think i will do this: let the files in D. install Ubuntu 14.10 in C by formatting it and ...
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Problem with driver partition [duplicate]

So I have a serious problem that I cannot solve. My computer came with windows 7 installed on it. I decided to completely replace windows with Ubuntu erasing everything pertaining to windows. Now I ...
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Nothing works only mouse moves

Ubuntu boots, shows desktop and mouse moves but no other interaction seems possible, no clicks, no ctr+alt+t. I've cloned my dual-boot Ubuntu(3.13.0-44?)/Win7 to a new SSD drive I copied only the ...
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Can you automaticaly mount partition when a program needs it?

Is there a way to mount the partition automatically when calibre starts? My calibre library resides on another partition. I made it so so that I can use the library both in windows and in ubuntu. If ...
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Lost ext4 partition table [duplicate]

I have a 2 TB disk which I use for data. Running Ubuntu 14.04 from another physical drive and Windows from a third physical drive. On the 2 TB drive I have (or, had...) one ext4 partition filling out ...
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Overwritten windows 8.1 boot partition with linux boot files, now can't access other OS on my laptop [closed]

I tried triple booting with Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Linux (mint 17.1 to be exact, but there is no mint forum, so it should be a relatively similar response on the ubuntu forum). Windows 8.1 and 7 ...
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Flash Drive Partitioning

I have been trying to use a Kingston 16gb flash drive that has worked great up until now It is unformatted but when I try to format it in Gparted, It says that I need to make a new partition table. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation doesn't recognize Windows 8.1 partition [duplicate]

I have tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit alongside Windows 8.1 64-bit for several hours, but i can't seem to find the solution to actually installing it without removing my Windows 8.1 from the ...