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

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Installing on a separate hard drive partition

I have two hard drives on my computer, one SSD with windows (C:) and another for storing documents (F:). I created a free space on F: to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. Can you confirm my ...
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create a swapfile

I have a 500Gib hard disk and 2Gib of RAM. I have ubuntu 12.04 When I originally particioned the disk, I had unallocated space because I had another disk with Windows in it. This disk died, so I had ...
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Error 5 Input/Output error during installtion through USB

I have followed every possible issue but still not avail to solved the problem hard disk fully formatted Windows 7 / 8 installed without any issue after getting the issue check memory issue / Test ...
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How to make a external harddrive bootable(windows) from ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 13.04 on my machine. I have a external hard drive of 500 GB. I want to convert that hard drive to a bootable drive with windows in it. Is there any way i can do that? Will doing ...
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How to install multiple Linux Distros and Windows 8 on UEFI?

I want to install Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04 for daily use + Ubuntu Studio for audio production. The method I've followed is to install W8 in the clean disk, then shrink the Windows personal data ...
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Root file system not defined

I have an existing Windows 8.1 installation with 4 partitions in it. I want to install Ubuntu on the fourth partition which has a 300GB space. When I try to install from the usb, it gives option of ...
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Cannot unmount or resize partitions

I cannot unmount or resize the /dev/sda1 partition. The screenshot is attached. I just want to free up a couple hundred gigs to be able to install windows on so I have a dual boot. I was able to ...
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Ubuntu stuck on installer

I've just got a new Acer laptop with Windows 8.1, 1TB storage and 4GB RAM. I've downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu and used a USB as the boot option. Before this, I partitioned my HDD into a ...
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Recover Data from Encrypted LUKS HDD

Hei, I really need help with this! Yesterday my Kubutnu wouldnt boot anymore so I booted with a Live CD and could fix the problem with this Tutorial: ...
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HDD Partitioning on Ubuntu 14.10

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop. I tired to partition HDD but i could not. I used gparted and disk utility, and still I am unable to partition my HDD. I have 500gbp HDD. I used Disk ...
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How do I set up necessary partitions when booting from hardrive? [on hold]

Here's my issue. The laptop I just bought comes pre-loaded with Zorin OS while im looking to install Elementary os.I need to repartition harddrive I have iso installed on Here are the steps I took. ...
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Is installing a different distro over ubuntu on a dualboot system possible? Or deleting partition necessarily?

I run a dualboot with ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. I messed up the ubuntu and now I'm going to install elementary OS instead of ubuntu. I wounder how I should do it in the easiest way possible ...
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How do I fix a COM32 Error?

I have recently downloaded Ubuntu and it is a great operating system, don't get me wrong, but I want Windows 7. I saw that I can install it to a separate partition and I made the partition, but, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation - hide ssd builtin disk

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in my main disk (sda). The laptop (acer aspire s3) comes with a built-in (soldered! :_() 20GB ssd which appears to be broken, it spits I/O errors in both GParted and ...
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Grub does not start anymore after removing a btrfs partition

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10. Consider the following setup: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo blkid /dev/sdb1: UUID="0dde146f-ebdc-472d-83a2-48104e23cb8f" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="00061e41-01" /dev/sdb5: ...
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Crypted Ubuntu 14.04, how to increase boot partition?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 inside a virtual image, running on an Windows 8 Host. System is completely crypted, I guess that's why I got this error. When I start the image I get just the screen you ...
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Cant install ubuntu and cant find windows 7 partition

I tried to install Ubuntu, but when I chose the partition on which I wanted to install it, my computer suddenly froze and refused to continue the installation process. So I was obliged to restart it. ...
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Can't install Windows 7 [duplicate]

This computer came with Ubuntu installed and I want to install Windows 7 from a USB. For some reason it won't let me. I've mounted the ISO onto the USB and tried to boot from with (with safe boot ...
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How to mount and sdb and move /home directory to sdb

I have a question: when I type the command sudo lsblk -o, I get the following: NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL", my outcome looks like this: NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda ...
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Best practices for installing packages on a brand new production Linux server

Background: I am deploying an open-source web application, that requires PHP 5.6, nginx and MariaDB, as a VMWare virtual machine. The application will be accessed by fewer then 50 people for about ...
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Permission denied when i put $

$sudo dd if='/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img' of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m dd: /dev/rdiskN: Permission denied
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Operation not supported

$ sudo dd if='/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img' of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m dd: /dev/rdiskN: Operation not supported I'm pretty sure everything is entered correctly and my disk ...
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Recovering lost space due to PhotoRec

I accidentally deleted a important folder, and attempted to use testdisk (photorec) to recover the files. However, it kept taking longer and longer so I stopped it. It created 18 folders in home, ...
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how to encrypt a dual booted Ubuntu and win7 system

I am very new to Linux and I wanted to encrypt my newly installed Ubuntu system. Only issue is that I have a dual booted system with Win7, and when I tried to install the Ubuntu alongside with win7 it ...
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dd: unknown operand

sudo dd if=/Macintosh HD/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs-1m I'm now getting this after I enter all of that dd: unknown operand ...
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Bootable Ubuntu partition on Mac. Help!

hdiutil convert -format Rdxx -o /Volumes/"NO NAME.img" /Macintosh HD/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img /Macintosh HD/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso ...
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Root user not detected

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 today with the windows installer. After the installation and reboot, when checking the installation, it gives two error messages: 1. First it gives an error message relating ...
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Recover data in ubuntu [on hold]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 right now on my laptop. I have a laptop hard drive that I want to recover data from it. I tried every possible method to get my lost data back but none was successful as I ...
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ubuntu live cd no detected operating system mac

I have installed refind on a 2012 MBP running OSX 10.10, made free space with Disk Utility, and created a live cd of Ubuntu 13.04. When I get to the choice of where to install it, it says there is not ...
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Check how space is distributed on Linux system

I know how to check space left with: df -h and I know to check the space of a folder with: du -ch /path/to/folder/ But let's say I have a HardDisk of 500GB and 350GB are used: WIch is the best ...
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How can I remove partitions? I already have 4

Help I want to remove my partitions everything apart from my windows 7 how can I do this ? http://fpaste.org/159716/07549141/
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Ubuntu/ElementaryOS doesn't detect Windows

I tried to install Windows on my previous partitioning table made with Ubuntu 14.04.1, but it said that is of GPT partitioning(or something like that, I am still trying to figure out what that means). ...
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LUbuntu OS and the drive on which it was installed both MISSING!

I have 2 hard drives on my machine. One 500GB(master drive) and one 40GB(slave drive). I originally had Windows 7 installed on my first drive(i.e. 500GB drive). I am planning to install LUbuntu ...
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How do you partition when installing ubuntu 14.04 as sole OS? [duplicate]

I have a 2008 notebook, Acer Aspire 4930, with 250 GB HDD and 2 GB RAM. I'm planning to use all the HDD for installing Ubuntu as a single OS in my notebook, but I don't understand how much should I ...
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How to Get Windows Back After Accidentally Selecting it as Swap [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.4 LTS on my laptop with Windows installed to use as dual-boot but during the installation, it asked me to select a partition to use as swap. Thinking that it won't be formatted, ...
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My 8Gb flash drive became a 2,3Mb one

I installed Ubuntu GNOME on my flash drive to re-install it on my computer and it didn't boot. That's okay, I fixed the problem now. But when I formatted my drive to remove the live cd, something ...
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Is there a way to backup an individual partition that is part of a logical volume?

Is there a way to backup an individual partition that is part of a logical volume? I would like to do an automated regular snapshot that is compressed if possible.
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How to shrink LVM2-designated partition without recreating it?

I've installed Ubuntu with LVM2 and now I want to make a new partition on that disk. I've shrank the root virtual volume and now swap volume is located on last extents of the physical volume. AFAIU ...
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Already dual booting windows and ubuntu but want to install latest ubuntu on another hard drive

so currently I'm already dual booting windows and ubuntu. I've bought a new hard drive where I want to install the latest ubuntu but I want to keep my current setup whilst I make the transition to my ...
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Problems with installing 'along side' or 'something else' [on hold]

I have been having problems installing Ubuntu. I have a PC with an SSD 60GB for Ubuntu and a 500GB HD split into 3 partitions for (i) WIndows 120GB (ii) /home and (iii) 8GB for /swap. When I ...
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How to move LVM Partition

I have an HD partitioned like below: /dev/sda1 (ext2) -> 50Mb free /dev/sda2 (Extended) -->/dev/sda5 (lvm2 pv) -> 10Gb free I need to use free 10Gb to resize the /dev/sda1 (boot) because there is no ...
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Ubuntu installation hangs at partition menu

Hello guys I'm trying to dual boot ubuntu on my ssd with windows 7 64 installed. I had already reserved 40gb free space for it in advance. I tried to install both 14.04.1 and 12.04 with no success. ...
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How do I get rid of this allocated space?

Okay, so I like how my drives are looking: Well, almost. But I have two unallocated sections that I want to get rid of. How do I do this? I click sda1 with a view to expanding it into 1 MB of ...
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Problem with deleting Windows-partition on Ubuntu

So far I've tried using Disks in ubuntu applications. At first it appears as if the partition is indeed deleted but when I restart my computer I still get the choice to start in windows and doing ...
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Hard Drive Partition and Mount issue

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 seems everything is okay ( I believe ) but when I checked with the hard drive partition, it is not the way I want. I have two hard drive 500GB and 1TB. During the ...
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Which partition should I sacrifice for Ubuntu? :) (no more then 4 primary partitions problem) [closed]

As You know i can have only 4 primary partitions, but I need one more for Ubuntu. With one should I sacrifice. I think that one 1, 3 and 4 could be important files (especially on 1 - boot system ...
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Why I can't create a new partition? [duplicate]

I installed my OS but did not create a swap space. I now realize it is a problem. I have a 4GB ram and I will running huge applications. The below is the snip of my gparted. I opened Gparted but could ...
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Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:ERROR: upcase table is not found

I have an usb stick on which I do recordings from my TV. It started to not get recognized and after running several commands trying to fix it i think i messed it up. So I tried to format it in ...
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Lost partition table on Flash drive, TestDisk and PhotoRec do nothing

I have this problem with a flash drive. My mother, not knowing better, filled her new flash drive in order to transfer photos from one computer to another without doing any backup. Soon after she ...
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Ubuntu partitionation and boot does not work

I wanna create a second partition with gparted for my Windows but it wont work, i have a 1TB HDD and Ubuntu says that 1TB oft it is used, but only 50GB is used. So i can create an partition of 44Mib ...