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

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Need help recovering/saving a drive with bad sectors

I have a Windows drive that went bad. 500GB. I need data off it. I'm new to Linux, so using the GUI version, not command prompt. I downloaded the ISO and created a USB bootable drive, and am running ...
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Can sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda2 be somehow reverted?

Greeting, I cannot boot into window currently because of most likely failing HDD so I booted into Ubuntu desktop via USB to recover my files. Using a software called partition wizard I found out that ...
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Partition not showing after fresh installation

I have just install Ubuntu in my new works station and having issue with showing up all available partitions and mount it. As I am not well experienced with Ubuntu, I am unable to understand the ...
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Difficulty faced during installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 64-bit in dual boot

I'm new to Ubuntu. After doing some research, I decided to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS version on my laptop which has Windows 7 64-bit home edition installed. I am facing difficulty in installing ...
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Windows 7 screen does not shows after dual booting of my Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Core i3 Laptop

I recently tried to dual boot my Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Core i3 laptop (64 bit) using Ubuntu 16.4 which already had Windows 7 on installed. The process of dual booting completed successfully but when ...
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How can I access files from Linux LVM?

I just migrated from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 16. While installing Ubuntu I checked for having Linux LVM and since then I'm facing a big problem of accessing the data from the drives I had in Windows. ...
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Kubuntu and ASUS X200M

I have an ASUS X200M and Windows 7 or 8 is not able to run. I do not know how it got corrupt because I am definitely not a computer expert. I am a newbie to the Linux system but I do like the ...
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Booting ubuntu from USB drive using grub and then resizing parition

I currently have a dual partition - windows and ubuntu, setup on my computer. However, I would like to resize my ubuntu partition to create more space. I believe to do this from ubuntu I need to ...
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Is it required to have two separate EFI partition when dual booting with Windows?

Since I already have Windows installed, there is already an EFI partition on my disk. I want to install Ubuntu on that same disk. Do I have to create a new EFI partition for Ubuntu, or can the one ...
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Dual boot error: this computer has only 0 bytes disk space remaining

Trying to add Ubuntu to Windows 10 on my brand new laptop. I use a ISO-based USB created with Rufus 2.10. However, every time when I try to install Ubuntu it crashes and returns "this computer has ...
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I crashed /dev/mapper partition using dd to another partition

I have a recently installed server with three disks: 1TB, 2TB, 1.5TB. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS onto the 1TB disk /dev/sda and then tried to mirror that disk onto the 2TB /dev/sdc $ sudo dd if=/...
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Software and USB partition format for creating a bootable USB with Ubuntu on it, on a Mac?

This is my first Linux system, and I'm on a Mac running OS X 10.10.5. I used these steps for downloading Ubuntu, but at Step 5 my USB was just not listed at all. I also just tried using the ...
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Accidentally formatted the partition which contained ubuntu 14.04 LTS

While installing windows 7, I accidentally did that. But, I have the backups of, /var (except /var/run, /var/cache, /var/tmp) /srv /etc /root /home /usr (/usr/local only, nothing else) what is the ...
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merge a new device into existing device without losing data on existing device

I have a VM with Ubuntu 14 OS with 100G of space on one device and 300G on another. I need to host mysql server ~350G. I therefore need the unallocated space on the other device allocated and merged ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu/Win7/ (Ubuntu was installed first) Updating Ubuntu version to latest Format C [on hold]

I have a Dual-Boot Ubuntu/Win7/ System on my old laptop, with Ubuntu installed first, I then updated and edited my version to a text-only Linux-based version, for some reason... Now I need to Update ...
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Need Help Combining paritions for root filesystem and /host

I am hoping somebody can help me combine the partitions that are mounted at / and /host. I am running Ubuntu 15.04. I am out of space on the root filesystem and think it would be easiest if they ...
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<No root file system> [on hold]

-No root file system- (when i try to install Ubuntu) I know that i don't have to ask a question about this problem because it is known! But my real problem is that i have a copy of Windows on my PC ...
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Ubuntu from USB Drive installs on PC but not laptop

I know this question is going to sound quite vague, but I'll try and give as much information as I can. Two days ago I was trying to install Ubuntu via USB installation on my laptop. I ran through a ...
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Data loss while installing ubuntu [duplicate]

In order to install Ubuntu (along side with windows on C:/) I had to partition my D:/ disk using Ubuntu installation steps ( which initially contained data in it), so after completing the installation ...
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can't partition hard drive correctly during installation

I want to install ubuntu to my pc which has windows 7 already installed. My windows has 3 partitions C:, D: and E:. During Ubuntu installation i want to delete my C: and D: drives and install ubuntu ...
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Hard drive won't mount

Running sudo fdisk -lu returns the hdd I want to mount as Disk /dev/sdb but when I try to mount it from KDE Partition Manager it doesn't show some directories when I try to set up a path (tried ...
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ZFS autoreplace unavailable drive

I have the fallowing ZFS test pool setup in my vm: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM pool DEGRADED 0 0 0 mirror-0 DEGRADED 0 0 0 sdb ...
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Windows 10 not booting after migrating dual boot setup to SSD

I recently migrated from my old(bigger) HDD to a SSD using the guide here: How to migrate Ubuntu/Windows 7 dualboot from HDD to HDD+SSD without reinstall? I am fairly new to UNIX and therefore tried ...
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A dual booted windows with ubuntu doesn't load. How to make it work?

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04. I couldn't hibernate my system so I created a live bootable flash-drive and created a swap partition twice the size of my RAM and a 500Mb more just in case. The part of ...
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usb stopped working after making it a bootable device

My usb is not being detected after making it a ubuntu bootable device.. the second time when I tried to install it on my hard, disk my hard disk stopped working. The hard disks light turns up but its ...
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Error Unknown File system

After deleting the lubuntu partition and reboot my pc. i got into grub rescue I tried to do ls I got (hd0) (hd0,msdos1) (fd0) I try this commands set root=(hd0) set prefix=(hd0)/boot/grub but when ...
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Writing to a read only linux filesystem disk

I already had Ubuntu 16.04 running but then it stopped working for some reason. So I again installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside the already existing installation because I didn't want to lose data. Now ...
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analyzing Testdisk output while trying recovering Win 8 (partitions)

After Ubuntu installation Windows (on Dell Venue Pro 11 with Win 8 preinstalled) does no longer boot. That's what I did before-> I booted Ubuntu from a usb stick, I created a partition in the same ...
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How do I tell the boot loader where grub.cfg is?

I have 4 partitions on my boot drive: /dev/sda1 which has Ubuntu 12.04, /dev/sda3 which has 15.10, /dev/sda4 which has 16.04 and which is big, and /dev/sda5 which has 16.04 and is small. When I boot, ...
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Merging disks into one partition

I have a server with Ubuntu 16.04 installed. The server has 4x2TB drives installed. I want to use all four of them as a one partition and don't know how to merge all of them. The fdisk -l -u command ...
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How to reinstall ubuntu using same partitioning system

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 using the instructions here. I am a novice at the operating system and was trying to set up a VPN using the instructions from here. But I messed up mid-way and ...
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How to backup recovery Windows partition using Linux

I bought a new laptop with Windows installed on it. I'm going to wipe all partitions and install Linux. One day I'll probably sell that laptop, so I'll be nice to recover it to the manufacturer ...
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how do I boot from the 100 GB SSD and run large programs in the 1 TB HDD?

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTE installed on my 1TB HDD, I cant find any step by step information on how to change it so the computer boots from the 100 GB SSD while still using the 1 TB HDD for larger ...
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What are /dev/mmcblk0boot0 mmcblk0rpmb

I accidentally zeroed out some block devices which are not the paritions showing up in GParted? What do these do? This device is eMMC disk, an analog of SSD. Not external SD card. /dev/mmcblk0boot0 /...
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How to use the free space after narrow /home partition in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I want to install windows7 with my current system ubuntu,and the first step I should do is to allocate a partition for win7.So I decided to narrow my /home patition.Therefore,I execute the following ...
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Windows partition by default created & mounted after installing 16.04 LTS Dell Precision 7510

I noticed right after I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from the USB bootdisk it by default created a partition named OS in one of my harddisks. The contents of this are the following: Is this best ...
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Stuck with resized partition installing chrubuntu

I was attempting to install a dual boot of Linux on an SD card on my Chromebook. Unfortunately, I ran the wrong script which resized the stateful partition on the Chromebooks SSD (which I specifically ...
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How to convert HDD from GPT partitioned to partitionless keeping BTRFS filesystem intact?

I have a 8TB Seagate Archive HDD partitioned with GPT: BTRFS filesystem (1TB approx), all the rest is now free. I would like to convert this HDD to partitionless (let BTRFS manage full drive) while ...
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Kubuntu Installer keeps crashing

It crashes everytime I reach the TimeZone page. The first time I tried to run it, the ssd was empty, the 3rd or 2nd time it says it has sda5 (linux-swap) in it. I go into the terminal and type "ubuntu-...
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Restore Windows 7 MBR with GRUB2 [closed]

On my computer i had dual boot Windows 7 (on HDD 1) and Linux Mint (on SSD). I bought a new computer with another Windows 7 preinstalled on a new harddrive (HDD 2). Then i added my linux disk (SSD) ...
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Unable to log into my desktop with correct password

I'm unable to log into my desktop for ubuntu. When I'm in my BIOS, it says Ubuntu is installed on my 500 GB SSD when it's installed on my 250 GB SSD. When I do fdisk -l it shows that my partitions ...
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SSD partition and align Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

There are some old articles like http://lifehacker.com/5837769/make-sure-your-partitions-are-correctly-aligned-for-optimal-solid-state-drive-performance that come up when you search for SSD. Some ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 + LVM won't install to HW RAID; “Error! Partition(s) … written but … unable to inform the kernel”

I've had consistent problems installing Ubuntu 16.04 with LVM, with the live CD, to a hardware RAID-1, in a former Windows XP sever. Multiple attempts fail immediately after repartitioning (as a new ...
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Emergency mode after fail mounting windows partition

It happened after I formatted (from ubuntu) the windows partition, using file system ntfs. Now only boots in emergency mode. The log throws two errors: [drm:intel_set_pch_fifo_underrun_reporting [...
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Why did this installation program NOT recognize my Root Partition? [closed]

I am trying to install Ubuntu, but during my first attempt this Ubuntu system did not recognize my Root partition. I decided to return to my master file and I designated it with an Active status. This ...
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Shrink partition only from a partition file

I have a big system file, a backup of my hard drive disk containing many partitions. I copied the only interesting partition to another file. dd if=system.iso of=partition.iso skeep=.. count=... The ...
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Have 2 Hard drives Win10 & Mint 17.3, how to install Mint 18 over Mint 17.3? [closed]

I have a PC that has 2 HD's, one with Windows 10(sca) and other with Mint 17.3(scb). So, grub asks me which OS I want to boot everytime... I want to try out Mint 18 and want to replace Mint 17.3 ...
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Move Ubuntu Server 14.04 from 128 to 256 GB SSD

I have a 250 GB Samsung Evo which I plan to use to replace my old 128 OCZ SSDrive in my Ubuntu 14.04 Server. Obvously I don't want to reinstall everything and as I'm just moving from one SSD to ...
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Add Ubuntu to Windows 10 boot manager [duplicate]

Here is my situation. I originally (only) have Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. Then, I installed Windows 10 into a free partition. Now, even though Ubuntu's partitions remained, I'm not able to enter ...
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Error creating directory: Input/output error

I have a very important data on my external hdd and i can't create new folder,docoment,copy,cut,paste or any thing. can't check disk using gparted or ntfsfix or fsck Mounting volume... NTFS ...