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

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Please recommend me partitioning my hard drive

Currently, I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 to my laptop. I have two hard drive, ssd with sdb(windows 8.1 in it) and hdd with sda(data partition). Of course, I'll mount /home in hdd, but problem is ...
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Increasing size of swap partition

There are other postings on this topic, but because of the importance of getting it right I am posting the exact details of my requirement. My disk is: /dev/sda /dev/sda/sda1 to be mounted as / ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not detecting free space

I have a 500GB hard disk. And I currently have a C: drive containing 80GB, a D: containing 280GB, and a system reserved drive with 349MB. I have free space of 104gb approximately which I emptied for ...
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Mount error while installing Ubuntu near Windows

Sorry if there is same question, but I haven't found answer. Problem is with partitioning ( may be) while installing Ubuntu 14.04 near Win8. I have this hdd structure: /dev/sda: --sda1 - efi section ...
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What is the recommended disk partition for kubuntu 14.04 manual install and dual boot with Windows 8.1 64 bit?

My computer has 6GB RAM and Windows 8.1 64 bit. I try to install kubuntu 14.04 64 bit by manual disk partition. My current disk has 283GB Free Space. (parted) print free Model: ATA WDC ...
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installing ubuntu sda errors

it's the 3rd time I had to reinstall Ubuntu cause after a few weeks, I get the message "Hard Disk Error Please run the Hard Disk Test". I installed 14.04 LTS 64bit first, 32bit now. Last unsuccessful ...
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Bad Work. formate unnecessary [on hold]

I install Ubuntu, during installation asked me if I wanted to: a) Install ubuntu with debian b) Ubuntu install and remove debian c) Another option and I do not remember .. I chose to install ubuntu ...
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how can I get rid of GPT if I want to install single boot Ubuntu

I have got my new laptop and want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it(single boot system) from usb live disk. Since my disk is less than 1 TB, I want to have legacy boot and non-GPT partition. What can I do ...
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Deleting Windows Partition, Allocating space to Linux

I have a 500GB drive allocated in half for Linux and Windows. But, I've decided to get rid of Windows and stay with Linux. I have GParted and I can delete the Windows partition, but I can't seem to ...
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How can I resize an LVM partition? [duplicate]

I have problems with system update because my boot disk is too small, but I don't know how to increase this. I have tried gparted live from a USB drive, but I can not reduce the size of the other ...
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How to transfer all settings from 13.10 to 14.04

I want my install my ubuntu installation in a dedicated hard drive instead of a partition. I am thinking about doing a fresh 14.04 install on this empty hard drive. How can I transfer my settings so, ...
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Samsung 840pro SSD in RAID0… caveats?

We have a SuperMicro X9SRI-F-O board that has two 6gb/s SATA3.0 ports. We currently have a single Samsung 840pro SSD hooked up to the first SATA channel. We want to double the storage and bandwidth by ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04.4 installer not seeing partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 64 bit on a Lenovo G500s machine. I have tried installing both 13.10 and 12.04.4 and I am having the same problem with both versions. When I get to the installation ...
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Partitioning Problem

I installed ubuntu with windows . I deleted two partitions to install ubuntu . After I installed ubuntu these drive still keep on showing in windows . What should I do so that these do not appear in ...
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grub rescue no such partition

I tried to remove linux and restarted. no I see grub rescue all the time. I have tried to reinstall windows but it always come to the same screen grub rescue. Just cant recognize the recovery that I ...
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VMware Player warns me of no swap whenever I launch a VM

I just installed 14.04 Desktop, using "automatic partition setting" by the installer, with the "encrypt entire hard disk" option. I installed the latest VMWare (version date Apr 17th). Now whenever I ...
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changing 100 % from XP to Ubuntu

Around 6 months ago i installed ubuntu from a CD i burned from an internet download, with the intention of running it for while to see how i got on with it compared to XP. now i'm completely happy ...
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inconsistency in showing disk label

I've got my new laptop (thinkpad 440p) with windows 7.1 pre-installed and wanted to have single-boot ubuntu 14.04 on it. I wanted to change the disk partition table to "msdos" (legacy), so I change ...
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Why can't I write to my USB Stick?

I am trying to create a bootable USB Stick with Ubuntu 14.04 so I can install it on my computer, but for some reason, I get an authentication error: I tried using Gnome Partition Editor to format ...
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Issue with encrypted lvm during setup

How can i access a different form of partitioning, like in old alternate cd's or debian's installer, where i can choose to create a partition, make it encrypted, then add a LVM group to that encrypted ...
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How to upgrade easily from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS without losing data? [duplicate]

My System Spec is: OS: ubuntu 12.04 LTS OS Type: 64-bit Disk: 488.3 GB There is no partition on my machine and I want to upgrade to 14.04 LTS. But I'm afraid to do this as I've got data in it that I ...
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resizing ubuntu partition via fresh install

![enter image description here][1]I have ubuntu 12.04 dual booting on a partition on an XP machine. Ubuntu is running out of space so I'd like to increase the size of the partition. However, having ...
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ubuntu don't show my total hard disk partitions [duplicate]

after installing Ubuntu several time, last time i installed Ubuntu during installation using something else option , i didn't see the windows partition nor other private partitions it only show the ...
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Installing Ubuntu in shrinked unallocated space

I have installed UBUNTU in my laptop and now I want to install ubuntu in my PC also but there are four partition in my windows so I can't use install ubuntu alongside option. So my plan is to shrink ...
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Black screen after choosing to Install Ubuntu [duplicate]

So I am very new to Ubuntu. I have only tried it on some of my friend's computers. I decided that I wanted to give it a try to download it. I installed it onto a flash drive and changed the boot order ...
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I installed Ubuntu with Windows installer, now I only have an NTFS partition. Why?

I am trying to give Ubuntu a bigger partition, but when I run Partition Magic, it only show the NTFS partition taking up the entire drive. Where is Ubuntu?
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root directory almost full but still lots of free space on the partition

some time ago I installed 12.04 from windows xp on a separate "linux" partition via wubi. this partition was allocated 50 GB. my problem now is that obviously the root directory does not have access ...
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Is there a good reason to have separate /home and data partitions?

I want to make the switch from W7/Ubuntu dual boot to (K)Ubuntu as my only OS when 14.04 is released, but I'm unsure about how to partition my HDD. The general consensus for a good desktop PC ...
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Saving to data partition, but eating into c:\

I've been saving GIMP files to my separate d: partition but I am getting low disk space warnings for c: and have just received notice for a LibreOffice document which I am also running off the ...
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Necessary space for each mount point in a linux (kubuntu) install

I was looking up what the best space allocation would be for a fresh linux install and found THIS page which provides the following insight: Will this partition scheme be sufficient for a ...
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How to create a Virtualbox image from a WindowsXP (host) physical partition

How to create a Virtualbox image from a WindowsXP (host) physical partition. I want to reverse the Host--winXP and Guest--Ubuntu. First I have to be able to create a VDI Host of my winXP fisical ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 install doesn't detect Windows 7 partition

I'm fairly new to the Ubuntu scene (and Linux in general). I have been attempting to install Ubuntu 13.10 in a dual-boot with Windows 7, but every time I try to start the installation it doesn't ...
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where is my Windows partition?

I just installed Ubuntu from a DVD. I gave direction when asked by the installation program, it should put Ubuntu in a separate partition and keep my WindowsXP OS in its own partition. Now I don't see ...
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Partitioning an external hard drive for Linux

I want to partition an external SSD hard drive (30GB) for Ubuntu. What is the proper size for main partition, Swap partition and for the rest? I want to use remaining disk space to store files, so ...
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Partition setup

I've been after the crew to update our OS to LINUX for a while. Now that they said yes, I'm having trouble getting started. I have to leave the windows install there. When I go to install, the program ...
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Is this drive in 'My Devices' necessary?

I have a 40 GB Volume in My Drives. It has folders like bin, boot, home, sys, root, etc stc. Can I delete the mentioned volume? So as to free up that much space? Or is it required to be there? Any ...
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Problem with installation. Atleast 5.9gb free space required

I tried to install Ubuntu 13 alongside Windows with a bootable disc. However, it doesn't check the "at least 5.9gb free space" and I cannot click the "continue" button. What I did: I kept 20gb of ...
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How to restore a system? [migrated]

I have a disk image from Acronis True Image 2011. My original disk, of 40gbs, had 2 partitions, 1 for FS and 1 for swap, but it started to fail. I've tried to make a backup, which finished with some ...
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What is the best alternative: Remove and resize, or wipe out all and perform a fresh install? [on hold]

Ok, I have a Compaq CQ2009F with dual boot, Lubuntu/Windows XP. I want to remove the Windows partition, but in view of all I have consulted on the web regarding the "remove/resize" subject ...
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Disk '/dev/sdb' doesn't contain a valid partition table

I have installed Ubuntu on the USB stick and afterwards tried to clean up the disc to install another version of Ubuntu. I was not able to do it (even when tried to delete files by using sudo -rm), ...
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Is it possible to shrink/enlarge/edit Ubuntu partition/filesystem on a Nexus4 dual boot system?

I have just installed Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4 device, using this procedure, in dual boot mode (Android 4.4.2 + U.Touch). Then I was trying to install some packages (prerequisites for another ...
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how to make partitions before installation?

my laptop is having 320GB hard disk. I want partition it with 195 GB as one part(here i want install os), 4GB for swap 70GB as one partition, 50 GB as one parttiion. I'm new to do this partition ...
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Unable to mount location & my Existing OS windows 8 can not boot

When I try to access one drive, named OS from computer it display the below error: Unable to mount location Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 14: Windows is hibernated, refused to mount. ...
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can microsoft detect pirate licence after formatted & installed ubuntu in hard disk? [closed]

I was using windows pirated version, but now i am using ubuntu 12.0 in same computer. I have full formatted my hard disk also. I request you please give me answer for : can Microsoft trace ...
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How to remove Windows 7 now I've installed Ubuntu?

Look to this link for image: I want to remove Windows 7 because now I have Ubuntu, what should I do now? Which partition is which? Thank you so much, this is the last step of sorting this out ...
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Cannot resize Ubuntu disk using wubi-resize (Installed from Wubi)

I'd like to expand my disk space in Ubuntu. Right now, it has 30 GB space which is the maximum allowable installation size in Wubi. I wanted to extend it to 50 GB so I've done a live resizing ...
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Why ubuntu is mixing my HDD's saying sda1 is the same as sdb6

So i have this problem which i really don't know what to do with it, but it's making me alot of problems.The problem is not only locked to sda1 and sdb6 partitions it can change from boot to boot. ...
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When partitioning with Gparted how do I create a 1 gigabyte partition?

I'm using Lubuntu 13.10 amd64bit. I have Gparted installed, but how can I make a 1 gigabyte partition? It says MiB.
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How to unmount disk and re-size existing extended partition to fill this space?

I wanted to make my own disk configurations before installing Ubuntu gnome. I went without installation and created extended disk with next mounted point: / /home swap but my by mistake I mounted ...
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no root file system is defined after dualbooting [closed]

I have windows8.1 on my Dell studio with four partitions, then I dual booted ubuntu 13.04 by installing wubi.exe in a folder from my C drive. Downloading and installation gone right but when I booted ...