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

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The Great Boot Partition Debacle

I've been trying for about a month to solve this "boot partition full" issue and have some observations: When I look for solutions on ask ubuntu, the answers are usually quite straightforward. When I ...
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Create Ubuntu live installer on USB partition, but not the whole disk

I've got 32GB USB flash, and make primary partitions for my data and Ubuntu installer to setup Ubuntu on PC when I need. But program "Startup Disk Creator" which I used to create USB Ubuntu installer ...
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Problem with creating disk image error udisks-error-quark, 0

i am first ime here, big support of Ubuntu values, but having issuses with one partition where i try to recover lost file using Autopsy. Since it's required disk image, I folowed preferences/disk and ...
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How to shrink /var FS (ext4) to create a new partition

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. We have a Server running on Ubuntu 14.04 and my requirement is to shrink the /var Filesystem (ext4) and create a new partition using that released space from the volume ...
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Create a single btrfs partition on separate HDD for storage

For a couple of days I've been trying to store my sensitive media on a HDD formatted as btrfs (for integrity check reasons). I have followed the following tutorials and after successfully? doing it I ...
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Is it safe to access files from Windows 7 partition on Ubuntu partition (all on same HDD)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside my W7 drive so they're on separate partitions (I let it do the paritioning automatically from the disc). On the launcher in Ubuntu it created a shortcut ...
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Shifting to a Virtual Environment using clonezilla

I recently got appointed the job to shift my company's data-center's systems to a virtual environment. The systems are very varied, some are windows some are Ubuntu server and some are CentOs based. ...
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Problem in Grub Mod

I have made in creating a partition to install Windows 8.1, but I forgot that a hard disk can contain only 4 partitions, however when I created and when I start my PC screen put me error: no such ...
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How To Mount RAID0 on Ubuntu (to recover data from Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook)

Recently I ran into booting issues with windows 7 on my Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook. Before bootup, the system indicated that one of the physical disks (the ultrabook has two 128 GB SSDs in preinstalled ...
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Kernel does not support online resizing

I'm attempting to resize an ext4 filesystem, however I'm getting the error below. Im pretty certain the kernel support online resizing. Btw it's the root partition which im trying to resize. I don't ...
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Is it possible to recover a permemnantly deleted file on EXT partition? [duplicate]

I've migrated from Windows to Ubuntu, So searching all those back up tools and software alternatives with Windows to Linux. For Windows, there exists RECOVA, GetDataBack Disk recovery softwares; but ...
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Windows 7 can't view files after interacting with them on Ubuntu

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a second ext4 partition alongside my Windows 7 partition. The dual-boot works fine, and my Windows 7 behaves perfectly normal. In my Ubuntu, I've been using ...
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Stuck creating ext4 file system during installation (14.04)

I'm having troubles installing Ubuntu on my laptop (Easynote te69bm). It gets stuck Creating ext4 partition on /dev/sda2 and after that the installer goes in crash. Even if I click the close button on ...
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Error while opening a different partition in ubuntu [duplicate]

I had done a dual boot by installing windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 in a NTFS partition. I made another separate NTFS partition for accessing files in both Ubuntu and Windows. Initially it worked normal ...
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Gparted won't read partition table

I just recently removed two Linux operating systems (mint and ubuntu) from my computer, which also contains a windows vista installation. I removed both with the "OSremover" found on ...
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How do I get free space? The trash can is empty

I do not have enough free disk space. 2,280MB of free space is needed, at least 781MB needs to be freed on / partition. How do I get free space? The trash can is empty.
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Create multiple partitions during installation like Windows [duplicate]

I would like to have multiple partitions in my hard disk as people do in Windows. My objective is to keep the work files in one partition and install Ubuntu in the other so that whenever I install a ...
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How to repair (not recover) my HDD's MBR and/or corrupted partition table

I have a serious problem going on with my HDD [SAMSUNG SP1644N- 160GB HDD - real 149GB] I wanted to reinstall my windows so I used Parted Magic's Partition editor to format it... I made an ...
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why you provide this ubuntu? [on hold]

why you provide this ubuntu? so we feel good and good work free.
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Problem booting Ubuntu after removing Windows

so I've got a system that originally had Windows 8.1 on a regular HDD. I added an SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. After getting everything setup (this is my new media server), I decided to just ...
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(SOLVED) If I resize a windows partition for install will that cause data loss?

I have a 40GB hard drive with 26GB free with a single partition with an ntfs file system that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on. If I resize the windows partition for the installation, will the ...
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Problems with partitions installing net verison Ubuntu alongside Win 7 Home Prem

I'm stuck installing Ubuntu 14.04 with the partition part of the install. I am downloading and using the net install since I can't burn DVDs, so I just downloaded the mini.iso and burned it to disc ...
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Gparted made windows 8 unbootable and unrepairable?

I resized my windows partition (well technically moved it since I extended the size backwards) and now it is unbootable, just saying their should be some sort of warning somewhere to NOT resize ...
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How to solve iso image mount?

root@milenko-HP-Compaq-6830s:/home/milenko/2014a# mount -o loop MATLAB\ R2014a\ Unix.iso /mnt/iso mount: you must specify the filesystem type Here is what I got with parted -l Model: ATA FUJITSU ...
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Gparted: Cannot expand the partition

I want to extend my partition. I have shrunk the partition in Windows and have my unallocated space. But, when I want to extend my Ubuntu partition by using Gparted, I cannot expand the partition ...
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GParted takes long time to partition SD card. is that bad?

I have 64GB SD card and I deleted previous partition with GParted because I needed to create new one with ext4 file system. Its taking about an hour already and it doesnt really show any progress, It ...
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Installing Windows7 after Ubuntu 14.04, other recommendations not working

I know this questions has been asked hundreds if not thousands of times, and I've actually successfully done this before, but I've tried several things on this system, and nothing has worked yet. ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Win7 (Multiple Partitions)

I basically want to install Ubuntu on my main machine alongside Windows 7 (with UEFI enabled). This Ubuntu installation will be for everything besides gaming (and a few others things I can't do on ...
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Full switch from windows to ubuntu?

Recently I partitioned my hard drive an allocated 60 GB of space to an Ubuntu dual-boot. However, I realized I've spent the majority of my time on Ubuntu and would like to replace windows with Ubuntu ...
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Cannot mount, partition, format brand new USB

I've recently bought a new TDK 4 GB USB stick, but when I try to mount it (I'm runnning Ubuntu 12.04, but neither in Windows 7/8.1 it works) in various ways Gparted, Disk Utility, simply pluggin it ...
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Resize2fs: The filesystem is already blocks long. Nothing to do!

I'm trying to resize my root partition of Ubuntu 14.04. Referring to the answer here:How to extend my root (/) partition?, I did the following: Boot from live usb Shrink a volume using Gparted, ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 7

I have read tutorial after tutorial and seen almost ever questions answered on here about how to dual boot ubuntu with windows, and nothing is helping. I partitioned my hard drive in windows. I made ...
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Unkown partitions after cloning HDD

I cloned my 500 GB traditional HDD to a new 512 GB SSD yesterday using ddrescue from a Ubuntu live CD. First, I wrote the whole HDD in a file on another external hard disk and then used this file to ...
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No bootable device error after resizing filesystem partition

Im quite new to Ubuntu platform. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently with 50GB allocated to file system partition. Then i needed to install virtualbox and the size of the file system partition wasn't ...
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Ubuntu installer is blank (can't select partition)

As of now, I am able to run Ubuntu Unity through VirtualBox. Now, I want to install Ubuntu to a partition, which I have already created AND formatted. However, in VirtualBox, when I click 'install ...
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Installing Ubuntu along with Windows 8.1

I'm using Windows 8.1 and also want to install Ubuntu as dual-boot?. Should I install Windows 8.1 on a separate partition and Ubuntu on another partition? Is there any problem like file distortion in ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 dual boot with Windows 7

Based on the results shown below, I believe that my next step would be to shrink the C/: volume from within Win7 and install Ubuntu in the free space. Any thoughts? The output of sudo parted --list ...
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Unable to mount the FreeAgent GoFlex device

$ mount /root/Desktop/image.dd /root/mnt/recover -t ntfs Failed to read last sector (625137344): Invalid argument HINTS: Either the volume is a RAID/LDM but it wasn't setup yet, or it was not setup ...
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What is the recommened way to dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two HD? [duplicate]

I am building a computer and have a 1 TB hard drive and a 250GB SSD. I would like to install both OS on the SSD and have them both be able to access the HD. Would it work to install both on the SSD ...
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Can't get rid of sda5 partition

The other day I tried installing Ubuntu using the HDD encryption option. Something went wrong in the process and the installation failed, so I tried again, this time without encrypting. I discovered ...
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GPT detected! How do I create a boot partition? [duplicate]

Okay so I have a computer that has a brand new harddrive. Nothing on it. I tried installing ubuntu 14.10 on it and it will not boot from the Hard disk. I installed boot-repair and I got an error that ...
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Ubuntu partitioning doesn't see my windows partitions correctly [duplicate]

I am trying to setup a Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 on the same disk. From Windows I shrunk 2 drives to free 80+ gb in order to use the space for the ext4 and swap. I also deleted a primary ...
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How to make partitions after installing Ubuntu?

I upgraded from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04.02 and had four disk drive partitions of my single 500GB disk drive in Windows 7. Now while installing Ubuntu, I choose the option to wipe out (format) the ...
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How increase filesystem size on ubuntu running inside windows [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and currently i am running it in the inside windows mode installed with Wubi. My problem is my filesystem is running on low disk space. Can i extend the filesystem size without ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with “Something Else Option”

As per my previous question, I finally could dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Windows 7 (Old School way, Not Alongside Windows 7)- so as I thought I had done it. But it was if not a huge, was disaster. ...
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Hibernation Problem: Opened Programs are being Closed after Hibernation

I have problem with my hibernation. Computer can be hibernated, but when I turned it on, the programs that I worked with, like office program and browser, which I didn't close, are closed. So, it's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 partition installing help!

I'm trying to install Ubuntu to a partition. Will this allow me to save my changes that i make on the system? I'm really concerned if this would or could mess my laptop up.
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How do I save data that I create in a LiveCD session?

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on my 8 GB USB on an HP laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. How do I get Ubuntu to be able to save programs that I download, Firefox bookmarks, or anything else that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual-boot freezes

My Ubuntu 14.04 boot keeps freezing up after about two to three minutes. I have an HP Elitebook with an I7 processor with windows 7 pre-installed. I used the windows partition editor to create an ...
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USB flash drive partitioning exits without completing

I have a 16 GB TDK flash drive with one fat32 partition and msdos partition table. On ubuntu 14.04 using gparted I am trying to resize this partition from ~14.4(16) GB to 12.4 and leave 2 GB of free ...