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

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Ubuntu Error : “The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code”

I am trying to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 8.1. I get this error after I configure the "root", "home" and "swap" partitions. I am following this guide. Here is a picture of the error ...
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How to install ubuntu mate 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in two partitions but I now want to remove one partition and replace it with ubuntu mate 14.04. But I dont know how to do that. Please help. Also I have some doubt over ...
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Gparted showing complete drive unallocated [migrated]

Current Environment Information: Dual Boot with Windows 7x64 and Linux Mint 16 I am currently trying to install Elementary OS instead of Linux Mint. Windows works fine but Mint boots fine but has ...
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I want to partition my disk [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu 14.10 but I forgot to partition my drive. I need a separate partition for the OS and and my media files. Do i have to renistall ubuntu or can it be done separately? Thank ...
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Ubuntu installation takes the whole hard disk space, leaving no space for other partitions to be created

I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS (now upgraded to 14.10) from a pen-drive. Accidentally, I chose the whole of my hard disk space as the installation space - even formatting (or deleting, I can't remember) ...
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Backup ubuntu and eliminate windows

Laptop is currently configured for dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows7, Windows7 was the original OS, Ubuntu 14.4 was added later. 500G harddrive has multiple partitions. VirtualBox was added under ...
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I deleted ubuntu and now GRUB doesn't boot into windows anymore

I am aware that if you just delete ubuntu, your pc isn't going to work anymore. I followed this guide on how to repair the MBR but it won't work so now I'm doomed. it said to do: -bootrec /fixmbr ...
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Sometimes ubuntu ask me my password to mount and shutdown my computer

Sometimes Ubuntu ask me my password to mount my partitions (and I haven't set this feature) and whenIi want turn off my computer. I guess is related with a partition using GParted ( I do this to ...
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Mount Problem Error [duplicate]

I am unable to load windows 8.1 it gives me this message "Disk read error occurred" and refresh not working so trying to recover my files through Ubuntu 14.04. I try to access the hard drive,but get ...
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Ubuntu installation on a second partition

I have a little problem here. I had 3 partitions; one with Windows 8, one with programs that I use, and another with personal stuff. I've installed Ubuntu on the partition on which I had programs ...
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cant install windows 8 while ubuntu is already installed ! [want to dual boot] [duplicate]

I am having ubuntu 12.04 LTS , I was trying to install windows8 but at the partition selection i got this error " We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing partition" . But i had ...
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Accidently deleted boot efi fat32 how to make one for old ubuntu install?

I had the latest version of Ubuntu on my hard drive and deleted windows 8 with gpart. I noticed a partition called boot efi and it was fat32 so I assumed it was another partition associated with ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14 on an Asus Vivobook S46CA with 20GB SSD and 1TB HDD? How to do the partitions?

I'm new in Linux world. My entrance is due to the awful Windows 8 which came installed by factory in my Asus Vivobook S46CA (i7 / 6GB RAM / 20GB SSD / 1TB HDD). What a bad experience. So I've tried a ...
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Move my swap partition into my extended partition

I accidentally created my swap partition outside of my extended partition. Is it possible to move it inside my extended partition? I need to do this because I have used up my limit of 4 primary ...
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Issues dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on Lenovo z50-70

I've attempted unsuccessfully several times to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on my new laptop. Initially Ubuntu 14.04 did install, but I was unable to boot it, after trying various things. I ...
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Default Ubuntu or any derivate distro installation creates swap AFTER home (single partition installation)

Today I have encountered the same problem twice and the second one was actually just checking if the first occurence is actually something that has happened by accident. I had to deploy a Kubuntu VM ...
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Partitioning ubuntu installed harddrive

I need to create an additional partition on an external harddrive where ubuntu is installed. is there any way i can do this without affecting ubuntu.Its 1Tb and ubuntu and my files only takes 30gb of ...
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Lost all my user data afer formatting windows from a dualboot with ubuntu 11.10 [on hold]

I had my computer with a dualboot (windows 7-ubuntu 11.10) but I started having troubles with my windows partition so decided to format it, so I fromatted both ntfs partitions(the one that has all ...
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Moving locked partitions

I have Windows and Ubuntu systems on my laptop. I need to expand Linux partition. Since I can expand partitions to the bottom space I need to move sda3 to unallocated space and then expand Linux ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 installer does not recognize partitions when trying to install dual-boot alongside Windows 8.1

I'm trying to follow the guide by Luis Alvarado at Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) for installing Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI in dual boot with Windows 8.1. I ...
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Partitioning SSD+HDD for ubuntu installation

Ok, I bought a new Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB; What I'm intending to do is have a fresh ubuntu installation on my SSD along with a spinning hard drive I previously owned. I read through a lot of ...
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Installing Ubuntu On a Seperate HDD

I was wondering if I could install ubuntu on a 500GB HDD while there are already 2 other HDDs in RAID 0 with windows 8 installed. Any help is appreciated.
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How to format a drive with Ubuntu on it

Is it possible to format a drive with Ubuntu on it. I've tried the gpart way and I could only get the format option for the small partition, leaving the large main partition intact. After that I could ...
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Install ubuntu server how to set up the partitioning schame I want?

I want to split up the lvm but it keeps trying to do 80gb a / How can I get the installer to do so? (aka debian) with a seperate /home and /var as a minimum?
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How to fix partition table where partitions are moved outside of drive and are overlapping?

So, I was trying to do a resize of a partition to make a partition for my linux install. As such I simply tried doing a resize on my Windows OS partition. Performed the resize using GParted. Created a ...
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Fix corrupted mSATA boot drive

I was given an disk image for an embedded device. I connect the mSATA drive through a USB 3 enclosure. I did sudo dd if=system.img of=/dev/sdb instead of sudo dd if=system.img of=/dev/sdb1. This ...
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How do I change the minimum space on a partition?

I recently got ubuntu and arch linux, ubuntu for being useful and arch linux to learn how everything works. i have an 80gb hard drive and want to seperate everything into 40gbs for ubuntu and 30 for ...
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Internal drives partitions are not showing!

I'm using Sony-Vaio netbook with 2GB ram and 250GB hdd. I've installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS which I'm enjoying very much. I've 4 partitions as under: /dev/sda1 >> 30GB >> Linux /dev/sda2>> 10GB>> ...
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Windows, Ubuntu and Grub with multiple disks

I have a laptop with one built-in SSD of 128GB. I use an ultrabay SSD of 256GB instead of my CD/DVD player that I use from time to time. My plan is to have Windows as primary OS on the built-in SSD, ...
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baktrack installation stopped, the computer will not boot

this is my first time in the forum. I run a hp laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu on it (lucid lynx I think). I was running baktrack on a usb on this laptop, when I by mistake used the install.sh with ...
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Can't match Ubuntu partitions w/Windows partitions for installation of Ubuntu

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a Windows 8.1 PC. I get as far as the "Installation type" window. Several partitions(I think) are listed. None of them match any Windows names or sizes. I ...
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Unable to mount hard disk partition in ubuntu 12.04

I accidentally unmounted my hard disk partition, and then clicked on "edit partition" to further break the partition. Now there's no option to mount and fdisk -l says: Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, ...
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Can't install Ubuntu from my USB stick [duplicate]

I am actually using the 'try ubuntu' option, just because I can't install it on my computer, at least without having to uninstall windows. By the way I am using a USB stick with ubuntu in it. When I ...
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Total newbee, Mac, is 222GB too much space in partition?

Can a partition on a Mac HD be too large for VM Ubuntu? I partitioned 222GB when I first got my Mac Mini ; it has a T hard drive.
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Installed dualboot ubuntu & win7 on two separate drives

First of all, I am total linux noob, so do not judge. I needed Ubuntu for dual-boot, and since I knew that I would not use it that often, I installed it on my other drive. The goal was to not have any ...
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Can´t install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I have this notebook: Notebook Kelyx Pcw20 Amd C70 Dual Core 14 1tb 8gb I can´t install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. Before I started I shrank the C: drive in order to have some unallocated space. ...
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How to make grub2 recognize other Ubuntu installations again?

Until 13.10 and the grub2 version used there (version number is 2.02~beta2-... since years/multiple Ubuntu releases) parallel Ubuntu installations on other partitions (both with and without separate ...
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Dual Boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my PC with MBR 1TB disk which already has Windows 7 installed on C drive. I created a 25 GB partition for Ubuntu so expect it to show up under 'Installation ...
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How do I recover NTFS partition table ? [duplicate]

I have a hard disk formatted to NTFS partition type. I accidentaly wrote a ufs image (1 GB onto it). It has lots of important data . Can I recover the partition table and the data ? If yes, then how ...
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Expand Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I have 250Gb HDD that is splitted between Ubuntu (20 Gb) and Windows 8.1 (230Gb). Now I need to have more size for Ubuntu. I suppose scenario in my case should look like: Make Windows partition ...
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The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/shamim/52EA959BEA957C43: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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First time installing Ubuntu. Partition. Do I need swap area? I only have SSD

I want to install Ubuntu on my laptop (Thinkpad X201). I already have Windows 8 on my Laptop, so it will be a dual boot. My laptop has 4 GB RAM and a 120 GB SSD, but no HDD. My question is, for ...
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restore sd card to full capacity

I have faced a problem when all partition tools see my SD card as a card of 30 GB size. But when I bought the card I clearly remeber the card had 64 GB and moreover it is written on the card "ScanDisk ...
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Installing Ubuntu on main HDD drive together with Windows 8. To boot Ubuntu from disk-on-key

Despite the abundance of dual-boot issues lying in the World Wide Web, I decided to create the new topic with my specific question. I have a laptop Asus K55V + UEFI + 500Gb HDD + Windows 8 upgraded ...
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Entering Rescue mode after formatting Partition containing Ubuntu

So I Formatted the partition having Ubuntu and when I restarted it said error no such partition. Entering rescue mode... I tried following the online answers concerning listing all the partitions ...
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How to install Windows 8.1(10) in a pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04

I am currenty using Ubuntu 14.04 and I need to install Windows 10 as dual boot. I create new ntfs partition for install Windows, But I get the following error when selecting the desired partition: ...
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Ubuntu boot from another drive

I have two hard drives on my laptop, one of these is an SSD. First, I installed Windows 8.1 on the SSD and then, Ubuntu on other hard drive. I have partitioned the drive into 50GB while the rest is ...
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Can't mount /dev/sda2

In my file manager it says I have another partition ISOIMAGE and whenever I click on it I get this error message: Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/ethan/ISOIMAGE: Command-line `mount -t "iso9660" ...
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Install Windows 7 after Ubuntu on GPT

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with GPT partition as one /dev/sda: Now I want to install windows 7 in a dual boot. I see this Ask-Ubuntu post How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? ...
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Cannot find root partition

I have a problem with my laptop. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS next to Windows 8.1. It is the first time I am using Ubuntu. I don't know exactly what happened but somehow I damaged the Grub bootloader. ...