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

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OS took all my hard disk as primary partition

I installed Zorin 10 OS. But It took all my hard disk as primary partition. While i tried to do partition using gparted. I am not able to modify. Please help me how to do partition.
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X205TA Ubuntu 15.04 Install

Netbook ASUS X205TA Windows 8.1 Single language with Bing, 64GBeMMC Samsung, 32GB Samsung EVO MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS-1, 8GB Sandisk USB 2.0. I've been able to Try Ubuntu from USB Flash Disk, create ...
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Bash Script for Dumping the Android Partition is not consistent

I really need your suggestion about my current problem. I am trying to dump the whole partitions on the Android with netcat. I have created 4 bash scripts for automation process. So, I only need to ...
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Partition is Full

I am new to Linux and I have Elementary OS as my Distro but I filled up my partition for it, as I am dual booting it with windows. I want to know if I can resize my partition or give it more space ...
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Booting Ubuntu from multiple usb

Can Ubuntu usb stick be run from a usb divider with another usb as a memory extension? And I have another outrageous idea, is it possible to connect 2 usb in one partition with a usb divider?
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Managing multiple hard drives, choosing which stores what (during install process)

I have an SSD and an HDD installed in my machine. I've decided to start fresh, and make a few changes in the process. I would like to use the SSD for certain documents (project files) as well as the ...
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Disk Space full while doing apt-get operation on Ubuntu 14.04

Im Trying to install new software on my Ubuntu 14.04, which is running uname -r 3.13.0-45-generic There are old kernals installed on my machine dpkg --list | grep linux-image rc ...
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Grub Rescue madness after changing Partitions [on hold]

I had elementary OS and Windows 7 installed. In Windows 7 i deleted the elementary OS Partition. After rebooting i got this: error: file not found. grub rescue> So I searched the internet and ...
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Creating bootable usb stick in Ubuntu [on hold]

I am trying to install the tiny7 operating system to my xps 13 (9343). I am going to use this lightweight os to play poker games, since wine does not seem to work for bovada for me. I but the disk ...
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Can't Select Ubuntu partition on startup

So,I'm in a bit of an odd predicament. My motherboard got messed up in such a way that now the SATA ports don't work so can't use my hard drive, so I've been using live Ubuntu USB drives and just ...
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Is dual booting ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1 different from 14.04?

Do I need to change any steps in dual booting it? With windows 8.1 that is. (UEFI) I intend on doing it automatically rather than manually creating partitions.
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windows 10 not booting after Grub2 upgrade

I have two hard drive, with 3 OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 10. Ubuntu 14.04 is on one drive, while Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 10 are on the second HD. [I also have some old small hd that i ...
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dual boot / mac10.10 & ubuntu14.04.3 with SWAP and shared data partition

The 128GB SSD on my macbook air (mid 2011) crashed. I'm getting a new SSD frow OWC with 480GB. Should be installed tomorrow. I would like to take this opportunity to grow back towards Ubuntu, ...
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Grub Rescue Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 7 professional. When I attempt to boot I am given a Grub Rescue> prompt. when I type the ls command, it lists the partitions but when I ls the individual ...
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Problem in manual partitioning

in this article there is some complexity. I have a laptop and it has three drives. 98.6 GB (For Windows 10) 59.9 GB (Empty) 307 GB (For my files) In the article, in "If you have a OEM-preinstalled ...
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How to migrate and setup Ubuntu 14.04 installation to SSD?

First, there is a lot of similar question everywhere, even here on AskUbuntu. I have bought Samsung 850 Evo Basic, 120 GB model. I have existent system installed on classic 500GB HDD. Question is, how ...
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Dual boot ubunuty/windows 10 partition on Dell xps 13

I have a new dell XPS 13 with 500 gb SSD and I want to partition in and install Ubuntu alongside windows 10. Ubuntu for me is primarily for work and I might use it quite a bit, but I am not a Ubuntu ...
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ReArrange multiple disk drives and partitions

Looking for some advice... Here's the situation as it exists. I have multiple drives I've added and switched around over a few years, and it's (past) time to straighten everything out and get it ...
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How to handle GRUB configuration on a multi booted system?

I just finished changing the boot order for GRUB2. I have three operating systems installed on the computer. I have Windows 8.1, Ubuntu Linux 15.04 and Mint Linux 17.2. I followed Marve's answer here: ...
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How much free space does a Live USB logical partition need to work properly?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Live USB with 4GB of persistence using Universal USB Installer on a 32GB USB. I split the USB's partition using MiniTool Partition Wizard obtaining a primary ...
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Should I dual boot with ubuntu 15.04 or ubuntu 14.04? And how do I actually dual boot with these?

Almost all the guides I can find are for earlier versions of ubuntu or do not apply to my situation. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could explain whether I should dual boot ubuntu 14.04 or ...
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Ubuntu install erase disk fails

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my computer but it fails. I used Win 8.1 before on that SSD. My pc starts the installer in UEFI mode. The installer says that there is no other OS on my pc and ...
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Create blank disk image for file storage

Similar to the way Mac OS X users can create and mount blank .dmg files, add and remove files as much as they wish, and move that image wherever they want... as if it were a virtual USB drive. Is ...
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Dual booting Windows and Ubuntu Partition

I upgraded my pc from windows 8.1 to windows 10. Now I want to install ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 10. I loaded into ubuntu installer and chose something else. The problem is I have 3 partitions ...
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how to remove the only OS ubuntu14, install win8.1

dual win8.1 and ubuntu 14 used well, then I delete the ubuntu partition on disk managerment of win8.1. reboot it. then appears grub and can't enter BIOS, maybe is related to uefi. I accidently choose ...
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root takes up entire internal hard drive

I have a 500 GB internal hard drive and I cannot paste anything to it. The entire hard drive is labeled as root. Although I can use the space through sudo nautilus, this doesn't let me play any music ...
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How do I change my home directory to be a second partition? [duplicate]

I set up my Home Directory to be a second partition. Now I had to re-install Ubuntu, went for 15.04, and having all my stuff in the second partition really paid off. However, now I'm faced with the ...
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Manual Partitioning with Dell Recovery's Ubuntu fails

I try to do manual partitioning using Dell Recovery's Ubuntu 12.04 supplied with my Dell laptop. It starts OK but at some stage it fails. When I accept default partitioning everything works well. Then ...
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How can I use Ubuntu to recover files on an NTFS file system which is dirty? [duplicate]

Because my windows is having problems, I'm trying to use an Ubuntu live disk to access my Windows hard drive. So I start up Ubuntu (Without installing it) and I see that my drive can not be found, so ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on virtualbox partition SCSI3(sda) format message

I dualbooted OS with windows as the main partition and linux as the "secondary partition", and a linux swap partition(7gb). However, when I am on the windows OS, I download virtualbox and an ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu installation and file sharing help [closed]

Several questions. I am running Ubuntu from a Live CD. My other OS is WIN XP, but it is not operating correctly, so I want to transfer about 140 GB of music and files to my other computer. First, ...
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how can I Revert ubuntu dual boot with windows 8 and retrive lost documents

I wanted to dual boot Windows 8 with Ubuntu and I mistakenly chose the wrong partition. I have lost my files and everything on my computer including the Windows installation. Is it possible to revert ...
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How to install Windows(8.1/10) when Ubuntu 14.04 is installed?

I want to install windows operating system on my laptop (originally came with windows, but deleted it because Ubuntu is better for me, but now I have to use Windows, because of my studies). Few days ...
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Windows can't see a partition after i installed ubuntu

this is my first time installing linux, i'm completely new here. I installed ubuntu on top of Windows 10. I partitioned the drives as i installed ubuntu. Ubuntu can see and access all of them. But ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 post install encryption

I have just installed Xubuntu 15.04 with /boot, /root, /home and swap all on different partitions, however the out of the box installer only gave me the option to encrypt /home. I want to encrypt ...
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deleted files from boot, now can't install anything

I deleted some old kernel files from the boot partition, to try and free up some space, only to find out 5 minutes later that I should have used janitor or other appropriate program. Now I get the ...
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Dual booting 14.04.3 and windows 8.1 issues

So I have a brand new Asus n550jk. I followed this guide; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOz66FC0pWU. I have converted a computer to ubuntu 14.04.3 completly before correctly, however I have never ...
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Bash Script for Running Command in Root in ADB Shell

I am trying to dump the partitions of Android devices with netcat. I have created 3 bash scripts for supporting the process. I have trouble on the second which to dumpt the specific partition ...
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Use RAID0 Array

I'm really new to doing stuff with RAID. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 14.03 and made a RAID0 Array of 3 HDDs. I also set up an LVM on another HDD that's not part of the RAID. The way I set ...
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How to provide /dev/sda to already existing file system?

I am new to file system. I have file system file with name rootfs.ext3 and when I mount it to some directory , I don't see any "sda" directory into it so that this file system file could be mounted on ...
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How to remove fedora after installing Ubuntu (from Ubuntu)?

I already have Windows 7 installed and then had installed fedora 18 alongside it. Recently, I installed Ubuntu alongside both. Now I wish to remove the space given for Fedora and merge it with Ubuntu. ...
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How do I access my Windows 7 files?

The question is a little more complicated than the title may suggest. After a bad experience with Windows 10, I tried to downgrade, long story short, Windows 7 is borked. I installed Ubuntu, creating ...
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Cannot access Windows volume, operation pending

My Win 7 has recently crashed big time, and loops on startup repairs, while all other boot options bring me to a frozen black Windows screen. This happened to me a year ago, but I was able to view my ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 after Windows 10

I've got two disks with Windows 10 installed on one of them (sda). I want Ubuntu 15.04 on the other (sdb) with a grub menu to allow me to boot into either. I've attempted this previously ended up with ...
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Gave up waiting for root device. Fresh Install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I really hope somebody can help me. I have a Lenovo Y580 with a 16GB msata and a 1TB HDD. My goal is to mount the root filesystem on the msata drive (os, apps, and boot) for good load times and mount ...
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Dual booting Win 10 / Ubuntu - Even after Boot Repair twice, it doesn't boot to GRUB

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 and as the title says, I want to dual boot this distro alongside Windows 10. Thing is, I've been having a problem with the boot order. It always goes into Windows 10 ...
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How can I install Ubuntu onto a software RAID 10 array?

I'm planning to set up a low-traffic server using RAID 10 with four disks. I'd like to have Ubuntu 14.04 installed onto that RAID array. I've seen plenty of guides explaining how to set up RAID 10 ...
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recommended partition setup for two 128 gb ssds

I have two 128 gb ssds and want to install ubuntu with them. At first I filled the first disk with a / partition. Then I made the second disk have a big /home partition. Is there a better way to get ...
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Grub boot corrupted after installing Windows 10

I know this question has been asked several times but all the solutions I found googling didn't work at all. I am not sure if this is a grub issue or windows 10 issue. So, I had a disk with Ubuntu ...
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How can I resize physical volume with more than one logical volume

I want to resize a physical volume from 929,51gb to 800gb. In the physcial volume I have: root@oracle:~# pvs PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/sdc2 vg_root lvm2 a-- 929,51g ...