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

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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? [on hold]

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 ...
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Repartitioning on dual boot machine

Years ago, when Redhat failed on LILO, I was given an Ubuntu CD and booted from it. From there, I could see how the partitioning was set up. I was not only able to correct the issue with finding ...
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How to Dual-boot Ubuntu 15.10 with Windows 10 (OLD HARDWARE! NO UEFI) [duplicate]

I have a bootable USB that has Ubuntu 15.10 on it. I used UUI (Universal USB Installer) to do this. Keep in mind that I have a computer built in 2010 that was made to support Windows 7, but I upgraded ...
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Unmounted then formated usb drive, now I can't use the usb drive, or NTFS partition [on hold]

Earlier today I made a post about running the ./ command in a flash drive (I can't use the ./ command in USB flash drive), and after I posted this I looked at some posts about unmounting and such, ...
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Don't see my harddrives

Im renting a server at Hertzner, bought it at the robot auction. Problem is that I rent a server that's supposed to have 6 TB of diskspace (2x3TB), but I can only use one of them and only 2,7 tb. ...
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Where will the boot loader be installed if I choose “install alongside windows 10”

The situation of my disks and partitions: disk 1 260 MB --->EFI system Partition OS(C:) 118.48 GB NTFS --->Boot ,Page File, Crash Dump,Primary Disk Partition 499 MB --->Recovery Partition disk 2 ...
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WINDOWS 10 AND UBUNTU 10 BOOT/GRUB PROBLEMS

I had a dual system of windows 10 and ubuntu. After relocating my partition, UBUNTU doesn't work and I when I am trying to use boot repair, the program indicates that "The boot of your PC is in Legacy ...
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Need help migrating hard drive using Ubuntu

So, I have a computer dual-booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Despite being dual-booted, it boots straight to Windows 8 (It seems to be a recovery feature with Helwett-Packard computers, I'm ...
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how to partition the mounted drives in ubuntu 14.04

i've installed ubuntu 14.04 in single boot. My hard disk have 1tb capacity. While i'm trying to install windows in place of the ubuntu it shows no drivers are found error. So i'm decided to ...
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VisionTek Flashdrive issue with mounting

I got a visionTek USB 3.0 128 GB drive. https://www.visiontek.com/solid-state-drives/128gb-usb-3-0-pocket-ssd-detail.html It won't mount on Ubuntu 14.04. It does show up in lsusb as ASMedia SATA ...
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Trying to install ubuntu with built in partitioner

I am trying to install ubuntu and use the built in partitioner but I cannot find the 'free space' option to click. I looked online and there should be an option that says free space but it isnt there. ...
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how do I fix grub rescue? [duplicate]

So I read another article on how to fix the grub rescue... which this this one right here: Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition! So pretty much what I did was this set ...
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Partitioned with Gparted, installed android on new partition, now having issues

Well I was stupid and thought it would be a good idea to install android alongside ubuntu 14.10. I used a Live USB, partitioned with Gparted, and then installed Android on the new unused partition. ...
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Auto-installing Ubuntu next to Windows on a separate hard drive? [duplicate]

I want to install Kubuntu on a computer which already runs Windows 7. For this purpose, I have installed an additional empty hard drive (the drive containing Windows is fully partitioned and should ...
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a dreaded fsyncing/closing/dev/sda:3 input/output error

Hello and advanced help please.... I am getting this error message when I try to install onto an almost new laptop (about 1 year old but hardly used). fsyncing/closing/dev/sda:3 input/output error ...
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How to expand root partition?

I tried some solutions and I saw it didn't work for me. I think I had another problem. Can someone show me how to expand it? My system is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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Files > Devices apps in Ubuntu 14.04 question

I'm using Files apps in Ubuntu 14.04 (dual boot with Windows 10),it's similar to Windows explorer, on the left side of the window, there are 3 "folders": Places, Devices and Network. Under Devices, it ...
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Using LVM in the already running Ubuntu system

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS with dual boot system(other O/S windows 10). I had one hard drive and now i added another hard drive. Allocated around 840GB for Linux. In the past I just mounted ...
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Resizing partition (hdd/ssd)

on my vps, I got total 140GB HDD, when I building my server in web panel (debian) using 140GB, then I login to shell/ssh and issue command df -h it shows only 9GB, but rest of it is available, I need ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 Dual boot

As I am a noob in Linux being as I only started using it this week, I was wondering for help I have a Laptop running Windows 10 and while I love Windows I never had enough space or Logical Processing ...
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Home folder opens again

I have a mounted partition, where my data lie. I click on the folder icon and it opens. I go to the 196 GB Volume (that's the place) and it opens. I open a file with gedit. Now, when I want to go ...
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How can I split a partition in a RAID1 array on ubuntu?

I just purchased a brand new server on OVH with disk specification: 2 x480GB of SSD SOFT. When I do df -h, the output is: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 20G 13G ...
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Mount my OSX Partition manually and read only

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a partition of a Macbook Pro. I'm trying to get access to my OSX partition files on the Ubuntu partition. I really just want to play music- pretty simple I ...
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Is there some sort of( asymptotic?) threshold limiting tthe number of partitions Ubuntu can handle on my GUID Smartdrives?

I have about 3 OS's, including 2 flavors of 'untu, on each of two laptops. So far Ubuntu has been great at handle my predilection for extra partitions. This has been the case with 14.04, 14.10 and ...
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How to install Ubuntu on separate Windows partition?

I have two separate hard drives: C:\ with Windows 10 and D:\ with data. Now I want to make two partitions on D drive. One with 80GB for Ubuntu installation and other one with all data I have right ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD and sharing second HDD with Windows

I currently have: SSD Disk (54.5 GB free of total 112) Windows 10 installed here I would like to install Primary Ubuntu here HDD Disk (172 GB free of total 465) I would like to have Logical ...
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Delete C:/ Windows partition and install Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have 3 disk partions in my Windows 7 laptop. I would like to replace Windows with Ubuntu. But I want to save my data on other 2 partions. Is it possible for me to format C:/ Windows default ...
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Linux Multiple Errors on Boot [closed]

In advance, I apologize for my lack of knowledge of terminology, I'm fairly new. I have an external HDD which has two operating systems on it, Ubuntu and Kali. My hard drive has a 10 GB /boot ext4 ...
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ubuntu 14.04.3 bootloader cannot be installed at specified location

[retina 15" Macbook Pro 2014, rEFInd, OS X, & Ubuntu 14.04.3] Installing Ubuntu, I've chosen the 'Other' option from the template menu. My partitions are setup as follows: /dev/sda free space ...
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Ownership of shared partition betwen distros [closed]

So i have a computer that i used to run Linux Mint and Windows 10, in this setup i have my /home and another HD with a ext4 partition that i will call "more space" that i use to store less important ...
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Give more Hard disk space to Ubuntu

I know my question have been asked quite a few times on this forum but I am not sure if my situation is similar to what was described in those threads hence I decided to create a different one. Anyway ...
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Grub Bootloader fatal error and Locked Partitions

I'm new to Linux (ubuntu) and determined not to turn back to Windows with its nasty price tag and fine print with lots of rules. I have attempted to install from a usb and just hit ok, ok, ok until I ...
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Grub cannot detect Windows 10 (UBUNTU INSTALLED FIRST)

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 pro triple booted with two Ubuntu (15.10, 14.04) and Windows 10. Initially I wiped the hard drive and installed Ubuntu. To install windows I reformatted the hard drive to GTP ...
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How can I merge two USB drive partitions into one?

My USB drive has two partitions as shown by Nautilus File Manager. Gparted, however, only displays one. Moreover, $ sudo fdisk -l only shows my internal drive (sda) but not my USB drive (which should ...