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

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What partition formats does Ubuntu support [duplicate]

I want to know which native and non-native partition formats Ubuntu supports, and levels of support (full, read-only, etc.) Also what kind, if any, hard drive encryption it supports.
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Install full partition of Ubuntu on Chromebook(removing Chrome OS fully?)

Are there any guides on how to do this specifically? I do not wish to dual-boot, I only want it to run ubuntu. I have looked at several guides but I am unsure of which to follow - most seem to do the ...
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Grub with Multiple Operating Systems

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 on a 10 year old desktop simply as something to do, and with an extra hard drive lying around, I decided to install Turnkey Linux Fileserver solely on the second ...
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Remove grub2 from Surface Pro 1

i installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro following this guide: Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? But now I want to remove Grub2 and switch back to the regular Bootloader to be able to enter the Windows ...
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How to Snapshot and Recover complete Linux system?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed on it and some other private software and files. I want to make a complete image of the current state of my system and than make backups on daily basis of my ...
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How to mount the newly created linux partitions?

It seems repetitive even to myself asking this but I've searched this forum and have not been able to fix my issue. I had created one extended partition and installed my UBUNTU 14.04 on it. Now I ...
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Why I can't partition my drive in Ubuntu using gparted?

My problem is that when attempting to resize the dev / sda2, both the minimum and the maximum size, are of the same value (which is the disk size: 708 862 MB). What should I do?
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Can't set uefi boot order. Faulty firmware? [duplicate]

I am trying to change boot order on my UEFI GPT system (because of preinstalled Windows 8.1) on my HP Envy 15. Successfully installed ubuntu alongside windows. Boot-repair said it successfully did ...
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Boot problems after gparted-live and boot-repair

I removed Windows 8 using gparted Live CD and used the resulting unallocated space to enlarge my ubuntu partitions. After doing it, the dual boot grub I had was useless so I ran boot-repair from a ...
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Partition merge

Can anyone help me reagrding this? I have a similar kind of partition as shown in the below format. [7.7 GB New volume: D (Logical drive)][7.8 GB System drive][C: Drive 200GB][715 GB New volume: E ...
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clean all partitions from hardisk and rebuild it again?

I have installed Linux/Ubuntu to my PC but i cant understand how to combine my partitions /dev/sda and /dev/sdb . Altough my sda looks unallocated, I cant make them one. I have Ubuntu in USB and ...
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Can not access Home directory

I tried to relocate my home directory. I previously used only 30GB of my hard disk, so I decided to get some additional space. I make the steps from here. But something went wrong when I stopped at ...
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Repartitioning live system. Anything i missed?

I tried to repartition the server about a month ago, and ended up being unable to connect after reboot (SSH denied after messing with fstab) . I tried to read up on the subject afterwards, and I might ...
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Does Installation size of Ubuntu matters in the case of performance?

I've tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. I gave Ubuntu 30 Gb disk space. But it became slower and laptop overheating problem started within few days. Now I was thinking if I wipe out ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 [duplicate]

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 ...