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

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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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Change the block allocation policy of ext2 file system

I have created an additional partition in the hard disk and formatted it with ext2 file system. I want to store only multimedia files in this partition. Ext2 by default allocates files in block ...
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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? [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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 ...
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Dual Boot Sabayon Ubuntu, Ubuntu already installed

I know this question has been asked quite often but the only solutions I could find were the ones to first install sabayon and then Ubuntu. I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed and have quite an unnormal ...
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I can't install the ubuntu 12.04 with windows 8.1

I have a lenovo s510p preloaded with windows 8.1 with one partition. I created partition using Easeuse Partition master. I totally created four drives.After creating partition when I am going to ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu 12.04 in one partition with windows 7? [closed]

anyone can tell me how to uninstall ubuntu which has been installed alongside with windows 7, but in one partition? I usually see wubi or ubuntu in windows 7 program list, but this doesn't happen when ...
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How do I shrink root partition? [duplicate]

I am in a sorta big trouble. I ran into problems with Win8 and after fading up about it I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was so frustrated I replaced Windows 8 and made a huge root directory of ...
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Installing Ubuntu and Windows 8 on SSD and user files on HDD

Quick note about my system: I have an absolutely clean (in terms of data on hard drives) laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1TB HDD, both secure boot and UEFI can be disabled in bios menu. My question is ...
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Unable to mount one of the partition of Windows from Ubuntu

My Windows is failing to start with a blue screen and when I attempt to access the C Drive from my ubuntu, I got this error :- Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $LogFile version 2.0 is ...
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Repairing Windows 8 Installation via Ubuntu [duplicate]

My HDD is on its verge of death and I have Windows 8 installed on it. I have some pretty important files there that I need to take to the Ubuntu side. My Ubuntu installation is on its separate ...
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Problems while using an SSD. Some HDD and SSD partitions fail to mount

I just added a new SSD drive and copied all the root files to it, edited fstab and updated the grub. Now the system is booting but some partitions fail to mount including 1 SSD partion and the swap ...
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GPT partition scheme

I'm reinstalling my operating systems to use GPT and am willing to do it properly this time... I'm intending to use the following partition scheme: sda |-- sda1 500 MiB EFI |-- sda2 100 GiB Linux ...
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Win7 wont boot after i deleted that partition for Ubuntu [closed]

Hey guys I'm in total panic mode right. Last night I installed a program to delete partitions. I deleted all the patitions on the backup harddrive (ubuntu was installed on it) I had Ubuntu on the ...
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How would I transfer music files from a USB flash drive into Rythm Box?

I have tried dragging and dropping and importing through Rhythm Box. I always get the error message "There is not enough space on the destination. Try to remove files to make space." Ive tried ...
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My laptop has both a 500 GB HDD and a 32 GB SSD, what's the best way to partition my Ubuntu Installation, and How?

Would the best method be to install the OS on the SSD and then keep all my files on the HDD? What do you think is the best way to partition my installation, and how would I do so? Thanks!
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How can I move space from my root partition so I can use it? [duplicate]

When I installed ubuntu I've made my boot/root partition way too large. I need some of that space. What can I do now? I attached a link to a picture to see how my partitions are. I don't really know ...
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mysql error : Incorrect key file for table '/tmp/#sql_5115_0.MYI

Query failed by reason : Incorrect key file for table '/tmp/#sql_5115_0.MYI i read that it may be realted to disk space issue but i ma not sure how that is as df -h returns Filesystem Size ...
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Can I merge these partitions or will it break my chromebook?

Ok I am a linux beginner and I need some serious help. Product info: Acer c7 chromebook with chromeOS and xubuntu 12.04 (i think) dual booted using 'crouton'. My problem is that my main/root ...
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setting up ubuntu server 12.04 with SSD/HDDs questions

I am setting up Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I am using 120GB SSD for OS and 3x4TB in RAID 5 (software RAID 5) Here are my partitions that I configured during the initial installation: /, /boot, swap on ...
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Linked problem with a Windows program which I need to run one time

When I have used Windows 8 I have set to keep battery life with Lenovo Power Management. It have charged battery to 60% and keep it so. One time I have started my laptop without battery and this ...
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Minimum space requirement for /boot partition

One question arise in my mind during the installation of ubuntu that what are the minimum space requirement for the /boot partition ? Because only the kernel, GRUB and initrd file are present in this ...
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Partition problem with dual booting

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows Xp. Windows is on the C drive and I want to install Ubuntu on the D drive. When I get to the partitions table during installation, there should be a dev/sda ...
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How to partition for a successfull boot with raid5 + lvm +encryption

I have been trying to make this setup work for several days. The system never boots... When I do a setup without the software raid I can get it to work. How should I set up my system partition to be ...
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How do I shrink a dynamically growing VDI disk from VirtualBox?

My dynamically growing virtual disks (VDI) from various Ubuntu installations in Virtual Box are actually steadily "growing" indeed. Deleting of files in the virtual machine does not free the space my ...
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Completly remove windows from my computer

I had dual boot on my pc (windows 8 and ubuntu 13.10). I recently removed windows partitions and ended with the following partitions: I seem unable to use my unllocated space (Gparted doesn't let ...
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Install Ubuntu to a 15GB partition

I know this question is quite basic, but I am really new to linux and trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo Y510p laptop which already have Windows 8 installed on it. What I want to do is to ...
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Install the grub boot loader on hard disk fails

I have the following disk setup, raid5: Disk /dev/sda: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors Disk /dev/sdb: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors Disk /dev/sdc: 111.8 GiB, ...