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

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triple boot (windows 8, ubuntu, fedora)

I had a dual boot winwdows 8 ubuntu 14 and everything worked fine. Now, i created a new partition and installed fedora for a triple boot. Results: boot only give me the possibility to boot in ...
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how to browse the files that are already mounted

I'm using dual boot with both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.0. I have mounted all the partitions through the file manager and I want to access those partitions through the terminal like in windows cmd if ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 BSOD on startup because resize partiton

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 beside Windows 8.1 on my laptop with UEFI bios. Everything works fine. One day I wanted to extend my ubuntu partition: I loaded laptop to windows, removed some not using ...
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Logical volume is not mounted but is in use. Please close all applications using this device (eg iscsi)

How do I resize a LVM partition using system-config-lvm? As per: http://askubuntu.com/a/489909/45156 I clicked on the partition and try to resize, but get Logical volume is not mounted but is in ...
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Unable to mount hard drive with multiple partitions

When I attach my harddisk, it gives the following message: Error mounting /dev/sdb5 at /media/yaser/YaSeR: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Lost disk space after switching to Ubuntu from Windows

Assist me!! I am new to Ubuntu and was really excited to try it. I did my home work before installing Ubuntu on installation topics. So, I,m fairly knowledgeable about systems. Hardware: Dell ...
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Empty partition menu when installing 14.04

Subject I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a dvd. I used to have 14.04, but I updated to 14.10, however, I found that 14.10 doesn't play well with my Radeon graphics card. Steps I have taken ...
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how to get path

new to Ubuntu/Linux so newbie question: what is the correct path for my third partition so i can create a link to share user files. This is what i've done. i have created an auto mount/dismount of a ...
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how to create partitions when just computer is the only drive?

I recently performed a clean installation of ubuntu 14.04 and have only computer in my devices tab in files.it has 1 tb and i want to divide it.I tried gparted but since ubuntu is in the same drive, ...
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Recover partially overwritten LVM disk

Background Ive got 3 HDDs on my system: /dev/sda1 165 GB mounted at / /dev/sdb1 320 GB LVM Volume 1 of VG HOME /dev/sdc1 750 GB LVM Volume 2 of VG HOME What happened I was trying to copy a ISO ...
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Do I need to make a partition on an EBS volume? What is better?

I'm adding a new EBS volume to an existent Ubuntu server on AWS EC2. I created the volume and it's attached to the server, I can see it there, all is OK. What are the bonus/onus of creating a ...
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Linux Ubuntu 14.04 Freezes Quickly [duplicate]

I have a Linux Ubuntu 14.04 partition on my computer and when I log in to Linux, the system freezes after only executing a few commands. If it is opening a web browser, I might only get to a couple ...
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Clarifications on Installing Ubuntu and Windows

right now I am considering reinstalling my Windows/Ubuntu dual boot because they were originally on two external hard drives and I can't boot into my Windows anymore. Can someone correct my steps and ...
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It seems just impossible to install Ubuntu

So I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed once on the current laptop, but it froze and wouldn't respond to anything anymore. Since then I've tried to restart the laptop to no success, it just failed to boot. I ...
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Formatting 128GB SD card to ext4 with gparted

I am trying to format a SanDisk 128GB SDXC card plugged into the internal SD card reader on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 running Crouton. When I format to ext4 using gparted the operation never completes, ...
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I want to repartition so that I have more space

As you can see, the bigger partition is for Windows. Turns out I didn't need it as much. And so, I'm thinking of enlarging the Ubuntu partition instead (to update to Ubuntu 14) but now, I can't since ...
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How to mount a partition for Home?

I want to mount a partition for /home mainly so I wont need to back up next time I upgrade Ubuntu. For that reason I created a separate partition formatted as ext4. I have copied most of my files to ...
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Removing Ubuntu:

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 and found out that i hadn't given enough space to the root partition to fulfill my needs. As I was unable to resize the partition, i tried to remove the linux installation and ...
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Can't expand Ubuntu VM's hard drive space [duplicate]

Running df -h returns: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 3.9G 3.7G 1.8M 100% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 2.0G 4.0K 2.0G ...
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Recover data from a formatted windows hard drive [duplicate]

dont know if its right to post on here but i have a bit of problem. I had a windows 8 laptop and partitioned it into 4 partitions. Now i had reserved one partition for a linux installation. I had a ...
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Migrate user files to separate shared partition

I have a set-up a dual boot system with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. I also created a separate partition for my user files. I am new to Ubuntu Linux systems and although i have managed to find the ...
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Does ubuntu installed with 'all erase the old and install new ubuntu' setting has separate partition for system and storage?

Does Linux installed with 'all erase the old things' setting has separate partition for system and storage like C: and D: that of windows? If not, what can I do to save my folders and files (like we ...
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Is there something wrong with the partition I created with gparted?

I used gparted to install a new partition, but the partition seems useless. I can see the partition in Disk Management, but it has no properties--it's empty. I tried installing ubuntu on it--and I ...
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Why I need several boot partitions (EFI and bios grub)?

I'm trying to understand how to properly partitioning the disk for future Ubuntu installations. The reason: after trying to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu, I enabled "Legacy mode" on my HP ...
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The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

I dual-boot Windows & Ubuntu.Last night, I accidently ran ntfsfix (from the ntfs-3g package) on the windows partition in my hard drive. When I usually boot my machine, it shows the windows ...
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I can't resize/partition my disk in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu. A week ago I installed Ubuntu and by mistake I installed it in the Windows partition. What I did was that I deleted all the files from Windows and only installed Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu or any other distro Alongside Windows

How do I proceeded with Ubuntu installation? Made my USB drive bootable with Rufus. Restart and booted from USB. I see the Ubuntu installation window, clicked next, selected both options Download ...
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Way to copy/recover data much larger than any storage medium I have?

I have a 3 TB LDM Windows partition that was from a Windows 8 install that hibernated and I have since lost the hiberfil.sys or ability to boot into that install (through my own stupid actions, but ...
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How to clean up partitions when partition that 'does not start on physical sector boundary' is not listed in gparted?

Currently my disk setup is as follows: sda1: boot sda2: An older Fedora installation sda3: I don't know.. willing to format this. Trying to mount this yields /dev/sda3 is not a valid block device ...
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/boot partition problem when installing Ubuntu

The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code. This partition should be marked for use as "EFI boot partition" and should ...
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Partitioning my system [duplicate]

How can I create a 500 Mb partition formatted on ext4 via command line ? Is this possible ? I'm trying to get accustomed with the terminal on Ubuntu 14.04.
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Creating a windows 7 bootable USB drive to boot UEFI? I've tried EVERYTHING

this is my first post and I apologize if it's in the wrong place. So I am trying to install Win7 from the x64 .iso form DigitalRiver in UEFI so it can use GPT partitions. I used Unetbootin to create ...
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Shrink volume of Primary Partition

I currently run windows 8.0 and have 4 partitions. I will like to shrink the volume of my primary partition containing the win 8 OS so I can have more space to install ubuntu 14.04. My question is ...
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parted mktable error. but gparted “create partition table” works?

I am trying to automate formatting of USB drives. What I do is: Unmount USB drive terminal: sudo parted /dev/sdb1 mktable msdos This is when I get the following error: Error: Partition(s) 1, 2, ...
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How to complete free up space for NTFS after removing Ubuntu partition

I had installed two OSs, Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I installed a preview of Windows 10 in place of Windows 8 and wanted to delete Ubuntu. I deleted Ubuntu partitions using diskmgmt.msc, but that space ...
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I dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. If I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 Technical Preview, will that overwrite my Ubuntu partition?

I just want to make sure before I begin the installation process of the Windows 10 Technical Preview that when it's installed, it will limit itself to overwriting my Windows 7 partition, not my Ubuntu ...
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Problem with re-sizing partition in ubuntu

I formatted whole disk of 320 GB and install ubuntu 14. Now I want to re-size partition to install windows 7. I am using GPART to re-size partition as this question. There is no data in my disk of 320 ...
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root file system?

tried installing using wubi, CD and usb. Only the wubi and the cd was able to boot, but then a message popped up while verifying, failed to partition the selected disk and no root file system. I want ...
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Should I partition? [closed]

I have installed ubuntu on my pc and I am wondering if partitioning my hard drive is possible? If that is possible, is it necessary for me to do it?
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Ubuntu cannot see disk partitions when installing

I've got Toshiba Satellite U50t-A-10H with Win8.1 installed, UEFI, HDD 750GB + 32GB SSD cache. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on it. I've split my disk, made 200GB free unallocated space and booted ...
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windows hibernation mount isssues, attempting to reset lost password [duplicate]

to make a long story short, I've lost a sheet of paper that had a password that i changed. i am attempting to use Ubuntu to reset the password. I've seen various instructions to do this, as well as ...
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How to boot into different partition?

This arises from trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04. The upgrade failed, so that when I tried to reboot I got an error: file not found message and the grub rescue prompt. (Up to that point, ...
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Format HD using disk utility

I have a new hard drive that I will use only for storing data. I am following the instructions from: http://www.ubuntulinuxguide.com/ubuntu-1204-lts/hard-disk-partition - but I can't find this ...
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I am wanting to switch from Ubuntu to Debian [closed]

I currently have the newest supported version of Ubuntu - 14.10 - Utopic Unicorn. I want to switch to Debian. I have been up all night trying to figure this out. I just can't seem to get my computer ...
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How can I tell if there is data on an LVM volume?

I recently installed Kodi (formerly XBMC) over an install of ubuntu that had become unusable after an 'upgrade'. The OS is on an SSD. I also had a couple of 2TB drives with video files on them. Now ...
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lost data while creating partition

I found a similar Q&A, but mine is a little bit different. Today is a bad day: I lost my all collection of movies, images, everything :( What I did: I have Windows 8 in my pc I planned to ...
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How to delete and merge old version of Ubuntu with latest 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on window boot of already dual booted system, but it still boot in start from old Ubuntu. full explanation. I had dual boot of window 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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how to install Ubuntu Server with GPT GUID Partition Table

How do you install Ubuntu server on an empty 4TB hard drive using GPT GUID Partition Table? I came from FreeBSD and in the FreeBSD installation, you can select the Partition Scheme (APM, BSD, GPT, ...
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GParted stuck, details say resize was successful

I'm trying to resize the NTFS partition on an internal hard drive (not a drive that has an operating system installed, just extra storage). The Details say 'successfully resized NTFS on device ...
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Dual Boot Help: Ubuntu and Windows 7

Recently I spent a decent amount of money on a new mid-range build. i5 4460 AsRock H97 Pro4 Kingston Hyperx 2x4GB MSI R7 260X EVGA 500W PSU Crucial MX100 128 GB SSD Western Digital CB 1 TB HDD ...