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

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how to increase processing speed as well as lower laptop overheating in Ubuntu?

I've tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. I gave Ubuntu 30gb disk space. But it became slower and laptop overheating problem started within few days. Now I was thinking if I wipe out my ...
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Using second hdd as storage for all users

I have a new build of 14.04. I installed the system on a 128GB SSD and have a 1TB HDD on board as well. This machine will have either two or three users. Ideally, I would like to use the HDD as ...
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Cannot format read-only USB; 'Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdb: Input/output error ' when I try to format the drive

I'm trying to format this USB, when I plug it in it mounts and I can read what's on it, but can't write to it or delete anything (read-only error). First I tried the normal 'Disk utility' - unmount - ...
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How do I encrypt my HDD and combine with my other encrpted HDD

I am trying to combine 2 HDD's. One of them is already encrypted and is my boot drive. The other one is not encrypted and Linux doesn't see it as more disk space. Could someone explain me how to do ...
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hd with bad sector losses mount on surface scan

I got an old drive from someone it worked great but which I formatted. After this format it sometimes 'spontaneously' looses it's mount'. As the information which I would like to store on it is not ...
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Installing Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14.10

I had little knowledge of Ubuntu before I installed it, and I still have little knowledge of it with it installed. I'm trying to work my way around Ubuntu 14.10 and I'm in utter confusion. Nothing ...
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How can I fix the missing /NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr on Windows 8.1?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto my Windows 8.1 UEFI SONY VAIO laptop. I installed ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 3 partitions: /boot , / and a swap ...
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GParted won't let me edit a partition

I have this 72 GB hard disk that I installed Ubuntu 14.02 LTS 64 bit on. Now, I want to split it and leave 50 GBs for Ubuntu and install in the to-be-created partition the server version of the OS. ...
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Extremely slow OS. Swap related?

I really hope you can help me. An inexperienced sysadmin, installed Ubuntu on a new Dell Desktop, it's a pretty powerful machine, and I ran a bunch of hardware tests, and can confirm that RAM/HDD and ...
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Explain dual booting and installing on another internal hard drive?

Can somebody explain the difference between dual booting ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8, and installing ubuntu on another internal hard drive? And how you would do this? I'm a relatively new ubuntu user ...
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Resume from suspend not working and Rhythmbox loses all files on reboot

Sony vaio VGN-FW250j Intel Duo Core 64 bit system Installed Ubuntu 15.04 from amd64 ISO via UNetbootin "frugal boot" method because the DVD and USB boot method would not work, then installed from Live ...
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Install Ubuntu on logical partition - location of Grub stage1

Computer setup as follows: One SSD and one HDD. Win7 is on SSD, entire drive is single C:partition with the OS & all programs. HDD is formatted as one single extended partition containing 3 ...
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LUKS partition lost?

I'm starting to getting desperate about a partition encrypted with LUKS which is not recognized anymore. Here's what happend: Tried to resize partitions on sdb5 (lvm1 in crypt-container1). Made a ...
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Reinstalling Windows from ubuntu

im kinda new to ubuntu stuff so i would appreciate some help with the stuff im trying to deal with. Here is my problem: I have 2 operating system, Windows 7 on partition C and Ubuntu 14 on partirion ...
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Booting failed after enabling swap and installing uswsusp

After reinstalling Ubuntu 15.04, my swap partition was not active which is why Ubuntu did not hibernate. I followed steps given in this answer . I edited /etc/fstab/ by typing sudo nano /etc/fstab in ...
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How do I create a partition on 14.04 to install Windows 10?

As the question says, I don't know how to create a partition in order to install Windows 10. I have the ISO file for both Ubuntu 14.04 and W10. I've also tried using GParted to create it, but I ...
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moving ubuntu and windows partition

I wish to move my windows partition to the last drive and my Ubuntu partition to the first section of drive to make it fast. I have used windows for 6 years and i am done with it since I have found ...
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How to Create a seperate partition for home after accidentally installing ubuntu under single / partition

I have got a dual boot system here with a couple of partitions: Windows 7 OS partition Another partition for office data One partition for Ubuntu And ofcourse one 100Mb partition automade by ...
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Boot much slower after partition resize

I'm on Xubuntu 15.04. I have been running quite happily for several months on a 250GB SSD: <5s boot time. I just swapped to a 500GB SSD (same brand, slightly different model). After initial cloning ...
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How many and how should I set up my partitions? [on hold]

I have a 1 Tb HDD and an 8 Gb SSD. I currently have Windows 8.1 installed on the HDD (no partitions yet), and plan on installing Ubuntu 14.04. A coworker of mine mentioned that I ought to have a ...
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How do I get rid of Grub-Rescue?

After a week of digging, it doesn't seem any of the current solutions are working for me. I removed the Ubuntu partitions but grub-rescue prevents me from booting into Windows. It doesn't let me ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu 14.10 over existing Ubuntu 14.10 installation

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed as the sole OS on Dell Latitude E5540 64 bit system by a 3rd party. The installer admitted he didn't know much about working with Linux OS. When he installed Ubuntu ...
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How to partition for Windows/Ubuntu dual boot on same SSD

I have a 500GB SSD in which i would like to have both Windows and Ubuntu. My plan is to have something similar to this: Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 Uefi boot an efi partition (created by windows ...
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Need help merging unallocated partition to primary partitions

I triple-booted and realized I did not want Mac OS X anymore. So I simply deleted it's partition. But now I am trying to move half of the unallocated to windows and half of it to Ubuntu. I am having a ...
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Unable to Wipe my SSD from linux

I have an SSD which I've installed Ubuntu on, it was completely clean. I installed it and encrypted it. I decided I wanted to wipe my hard drive for a new install without encryption. I'm unable to do ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 15 in a specific partition of my already partitioned drive?

So, I have a hard disk of 1TB. Until now, I thought it was actually 2 hard disks (Because of Windows says there is a C: 300gb and a D: 600gb drive). But during Ubuntu installation I noticed it is only ...
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Safely move (and extend) Ubuntu Partition

So I know this question has probably been asked before but I am having trouble finding an answer specific to my problem and I really dont want to ruin my machine and have to reinstall both operating ...
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I no longer detect any OS or hard drive after updating from 12.04 to 14.04

I updated the my system from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I had installed the OS on the partition /sda. After I restarted my system, I was taken directly to boot menu and the boot menu no longer showed that ...
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separate home partition using space on root partition

I have an encrypted installation with separate home partition and recently started seeing notifications of running low on disk space on my home folder. I thought it was weird because I know I haven't ...
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Weird Lines when Dual Booting with Windows 8.1

So I recently decided to give Ubuntu a whirl, so I tried to dual boot it alongside windows 8.1. However, when put it on my USB and booted from there to install it. I immediately got yellow/orange ...
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Shrink Windows Partition, Extend Linux Partition

I installed Ubuntu with 10GB of space, hoping it'd be sufficient. Needless to say, 3 months later I am out of room. I'd prefer just to extend my Ubuntu partition, but I'm already out of room on my ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting and no partitions found after i installed ubuntu 14.04

I am new to ubuntu. I was using windows 8.1 and wanted to install ubntu 14.04lts.To do this i had 4partitions C,D(Dbase),E(Study),F(Media),I and a free space of 26GB.By using universalusb installer,i ...
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Default HDD partitions on Dell Inspiron 3551 laptop

I got a brand new dell inspiron 15 3551 with ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. 3,7GB RAM, Intel Celeron CPU N2840 2´16 GHz x2, Graf. Intel Bay Trail, HDD 500GB. It comes with the following disc partitions; ...
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Invalid partition table after ubuntu installation

I got a laptop which had a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7, I only wanted to have ubuntu on it and remove all the data of the previous owner so I chose to reinstall Ubuntu on the whole disk, now ...
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Hard drive space question

So i've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside my mac osx on my macbook pro. When i wanted to install, i chose to install it alongside my osx. And then i could devide the partition. So i did 88GB ...
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Error whilst creating partition

Original error message in german Error wiping newly created partition /dev/sdc1: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: Fehler: /dev/sdc1: Initialisierung ...
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How can I delete all the partitions and start afresh?

Owing to bad planning and lack of foresight, I messed up primary/logical partitions on my new 1TB HDD. I need a dual boot Ubuntu and Windows, and one 100gb unallocated space just sits there in the ...
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Win 7 on HDD and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

new machine, 258G SSD, 500G HDD. Main purpose of the machine is for data analysis, and Ubuntu is my preferred OS. Nonetheless, there are times when I need to use Microsoft Excel, therefore I do need ...
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Problem with Multiboot and Grub

Sry for my Bad English, I am from Germany:D My Problem is that my Grub bootloader had a problem a few days ago,I couldn't change the options with Grub Customizer or anything. It says that a file is ...
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Operation System not found after installing Ubuntu 15.04

I had my perfectly working Dell XPS with several ubuntu based distros installed on it (ubuntu 14.04, 15.04 and elementary luna and freya) Then I tried antergos and installed it to one partition. ...
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Black screen with white underscore not starting and no option for reboot [duplicate]

After installation from bootable USB it worked well, but when restarted after some time,this black screen occured. Any fixes for this? And the purple screen also doesn't come. It only stops at the ...
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How can I back up Ubuntu partition before reinstall?

I want to re-install my Ubuntu install for various reasons. Before doing this, I would like to back up my Ubuntu partition, in case something goes wrong (highly unlikely). I have backed up entire ...
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Windows gone and ubuntu not working [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 and i installed correctly by creating partitions and the laptop finally says restart to use ubuntu but when i do , it agains diplays a gnu grub version showing ...
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After intalling Ubuntu it says that it will format loopback 1 and 2 and somethinmg like that [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu using wubi. After installation it asked to reebot so i reeboted my computer. Ubuntu starts and says something like format loopback 1 as ext 3 and loopback 2 as ext 4. I ...
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Clearing Discs With Ubuntu & Windows to Install Ubuntu Only

If you look at a recent post I had some trouble with partitions. I messed up a couple of things and now I am extremely annoyed at my poor installation of Ubuntu. When I go to boot options I have two ...
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Windowse/Ubuntu dual-boot disk separation

I have a HDD and an SSD. I have a win8 and Ubuntu in two separate partitions on my SSD. First win8 has been installed and then Ubuntu. Boot-loader grub comes up and I can select my OS. Now, I feel ...
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Cannot move unallocated space

I want to resize the /dev/sda6 to ~50GB. But I can't do this, because the unallocated space is on the wrong position. How can I move the unallocated space to the right and resize the sda6 partition? ...
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grub(violet screen) did'nt apppear

previously i had windows 7 and windows xp.I formatted the drive containing windows xp .i installed ubuntu 15.04 through USB and allocated the previously formatted drive to it.ubuntu installed ...
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Unable to update Ubuntu because /root is too small [duplicate]

I have 14.04 LTS and when it was installed there were three partitions it looks like from Gparted. Is /dev/sda1 which is the /root Is /dev/sda2 which is Extended and does not show anything for ...
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Is there a way I can partition my HDD without booting into LiveCD/USB?

It will not let me partition, it says the same amount for max and minimum amount of free-space, and the option to partition is grayed out, is there a way I can partition the HDD without using a ...