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

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reading xfs data, hard drive issues

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Asks to mount partition on boot

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Reusing disk partition during ubuntu installation

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How to mount partitions from old computer and recover files

Computer-A crashed and won't boot, so I set up Computer-B to work from. I installed the boot drive from Comp.-A into Comp.B, the drive shows in disks program but only one partition is visible in Files ...
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problem in creating free space for root, swap and home

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data loss on crash during ubuntu upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 on dual boot pc

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Ubuntu partition “unallocated” and Win7 BSODs

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HD suddenly full without adding any files. Ubuntu 12.10 [on hold]

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Ubuntu does not login after resizing partitions with GParted

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How do I install ntfs-3g (ntfsprogs) manually on Ubuntu?

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Entire HDD is one big lvm2-pv, hence unable to resize partitions or even bring back Windows

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Installed Ubuntu, Windows 8 not in boot menu

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NTFS mount problem

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Growing Partition Ubuntu

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How to mount a drive when in xmonad using terminal?

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Not enough disk space on / and /boot for upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

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Making a partition to install windows [on hold]

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Partitions dual boot

I have booted from a USB containing ubuntu 64 bit 14.04 when I try to install it it says I have 1mb free space .in windows 8.1 I have gone to disk management and checked how many partitions I have .i ...
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Unable to load 1Tb USB Harddisk in Ubuntu 14.04

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Change owner of internal hard drive partition from root to user 4

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dev/loop0 shows 99 % full - Cannot Download files

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No option to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 7

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Installing Ubuntu across multiple hard drives

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Force format USB

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Dual Boot Ubuntu in Windows 8 OEM System when USB is not detected

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Adding another partition to 14.04 - what mount-point/settings needed?

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Problems to boot ubuntu partition after updating BIOS from my windows partition

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Intel SSD bug: unbootable after sleep mode with low battery. need to backup data

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Partitioning and installing Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 12.04

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Problem after using LuksRemovekey?

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Removing a primary Swap partition and hibernation (working in OpenSuse but not Ubuntu 14.04)

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Hard drive recovery after partitions wiped

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