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

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Partition moving resizing and separate home partition, is disk space from / also used?

Greetings I am a Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS 32-bit user and there are 3 mount partitions and hence 3 mount points on my system: one for root directory, one for /home and one for swap. My question is since ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu after botched installation

I tried to install Ubuntu recently (alongside Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Thinkpad T530), but I think I made the partition too small. I can't access Ubuntu when I turn the system on, and when I use the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Doesn't refelct actual parition size

As you can see in the picture, my recently changed partitions (to free up more space) do not change in Ubuntu. This is in Ubuntu 14.04. This is in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine
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Getting rid of low disk space message in Ubuntu

the df commands shows the following Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda10 6732784 6188352 179376 98% / none 4 0 4 0% ...
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How do I fix this hard drive?

I recently bought a 2TB WD Black hard drive and installed it in an enclosure to use as media storage for my Micca Spect media player. The installation went well and I booted into Ubuntu (14.04 LTS ...
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Partition merging with Gparted

I need to merge tow partitions with Gparted. My main partition is: /dev/sda6 And i want to merge /dev/sda5 partition into the main partition. sda5 is empty and unused partition. Please see the ...
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LVM partitioning - how to assign disk space equally

I want to divide the remaining space on an LVM physical volume exactly equally between five new logical volumes (they're going to end up as personal network drives for five users). Is there a ...
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Unable to Dual Boot Window 8.1 With Ubuntu

I Have HP-2000-NoteBook with Windows 8.1 on it. I have tried to install Ubuntu alongside with Ubuntu several time. But Couldn't do this. 1 - I doesn't show the option of install alongside with ...
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Installing on a separate hard drive partition

I have two hard drives on my computer, one SSD with windows (C:) and another for storing documents (F:). I created a free space on F: to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. Can you confirm my ...
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How to create a swapfile?

I have a 500Gib hard disk and 2Gib of RAM. I have ubuntu 12.04 When I originally particioned the disk, I had unallocated space because I had another disk with Windows in it. This disk died, so I had ...
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Error 5 Input/Output error during installtion through USB

I have followed every possible issue but still not avail to solved the problem hard disk fully formatted Windows 7 / 8 installed without any issue after getting the issue check memory issue / Test ...
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How to make a external harddrive bootable(windows) from ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 13.04 on my machine. I have a external hard drive of 500 GB. I want to convert that hard drive to a bootable drive with windows in it. Is there any way i can do that? Will doing ...
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How to install multiple Linux Distros and Windows 8 on UEFI?

I want to install Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04 for daily use + Ubuntu Studio for audio production. The method I've followed is to install W8 in the clean disk, then shrink the Windows personal data ...
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Root file system not defined

I have an existing Windows 8.1 installation with 4 partitions in it. I want to install Ubuntu on the fourth partition which has a 300GB space. When I try to install from the usb, it gives option of ...
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Cannot unmount or resize partitions

I cannot unmount or resize the /dev/sda1 partition. The screenshot is attached. I just want to free up a couple hundred gigs to be able to install windows on so I have a dual boot. I was able to ...
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Ubuntu stuck on installer

I've just got a new Acer laptop with Windows 8.1, 1TB storage and 4GB RAM. I've downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu and used a USB as the boot option. Before this, I partitioned my HDD into a ...
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Recover Data from Encrypted LUKS HDD

Hei, I really need help with this! Yesterday my Kubutnu wouldnt boot anymore so I booted with a Live CD and could fix the problem with this Tutorial: ...
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HDD Partitioning on Ubuntu 14.10

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop. I tired to partition HDD but i could not. I used gparted and disk utility, and still I am unable to partition my HDD. I have 500gbp HDD. I used Disk ...
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How do I set up necessary partitions when booting from hardrive? [on hold]

Here's my issue. The laptop I just bought comes pre-loaded with Zorin OS while im looking to install Elementary os.I need to repartition harddrive I have iso installed on Here are the steps I took. ...
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Is installing a different distro over ubuntu on a dualboot system possible? Or deleting partition necessarily?

I run a dualboot with ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. I messed up the ubuntu and now I'm going to install elementary OS instead of ubuntu. I wounder how I should do it in the easiest way possible ...
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How do I fix a COM32 Error?

I have recently downloaded Ubuntu and it is a great operating system, don't get me wrong, but I want Windows 7. I saw that I can install it to a separate partition and I made the partition, but, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation - hide ssd builtin disk

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in my main disk (sda). The laptop (acer aspire s3) comes with a built-in (soldered! :_() 20GB ssd which appears to be broken, it spits I/O errors in both GParted and ...
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Grub does not start anymore after removing a btrfs partition

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10. Consider the following setup: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo blkid /dev/sdb1: UUID="0dde146f-ebdc-472d-83a2-48104e23cb8f" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="00061e41-01" /dev/sdb5: ...
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Crypted Ubuntu 14.04, how to increase boot partition?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 inside a virtual image, running on an Windows 8 Host. System is completely crypted, I guess that's why I got this error. When I start the image I get just the screen you ...
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Cant install ubuntu and cant find windows 7 partition

I tried to install Ubuntu, but when I chose the partition on which I wanted to install it, my computer suddenly froze and refused to continue the installation process. So I was obliged to restart it. ...
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Can't install Windows 7 [duplicate]

This computer came with Ubuntu installed and I want to install Windows 7 from a USB. For some reason it won't let me. I've mounted the ISO onto the USB and tried to boot from with (with safe boot ...
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How to mount and sdb and move /home directory to sdb

I have a question: when I type the command sudo lsblk -o, I get the following: NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL", my outcome looks like this: NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda ...
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Best practices for installing packages on a brand new production Linux server

Background: I am deploying an open-source web application, that requires PHP 5.6, nginx and MariaDB, as a VMWare virtual machine. The application will be accessed by fewer then 50 people for about ...
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Permission denied when i put $

$sudo dd if='/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img' of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m dd: /dev/rdiskN: Permission denied
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Operation not supported

$ sudo dd if='/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img' of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m dd: /dev/rdiskN: Operation not supported I'm pretty sure everything is entered correctly and my disk ...
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Recovering lost space due to PhotoRec

I accidentally deleted a important folder, and attempted to use testdisk (photorec) to recover the files. However, it kept taking longer and longer so I stopped it. It created 18 folders in home, ...
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how to encrypt a dual booted Ubuntu and win7 system

I am very new to Linux and I wanted to encrypt my newly installed Ubuntu system. Only issue is that I have a dual booted system with Win7, and when I tried to install the Ubuntu alongside with win7 it ...
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dd: unknown operand

sudo dd if=/Macintosh HD/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs-1m I'm now getting this after I enter all of that dd: unknown operand ...
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Bootable Ubuntu partition on Mac. Help!

hdiutil convert -format Rdxx -o /Volumes/"NO NAME.img" /Macintosh HD/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img /Macintosh HD/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso ...
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Root user not detected

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 today with the windows installer. After the installation and reboot, when checking the installation, it gives two error messages: 1. First it gives an error message relating ...
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Recover data in ubuntu [on hold]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 right now on my laptop. I have a laptop hard drive that I want to recover data from it. I tried every possible method to get my lost data back but none was successful as I ...
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ubuntu live cd no detected operating system mac

I have installed refind on a 2012 MBP running OSX 10.10, made free space with Disk Utility, and created a live cd of Ubuntu 13.04. When I get to the choice of where to install it, it says there is not ...
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Check how space is distributed on Linux system

I know how to check space left with: df -h and I know to check the space of a folder with: du -ch /path/to/folder/ But let's say I have a HardDisk of 500GB and 350GB are used: WIch is the best ...
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How can I remove partitions? I already have 4

Help I want to remove my partitions everything apart from my windows 7 how can I do this ? http://fpaste.org/159716/07549141/
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Ubuntu/ElementaryOS doesn't detect Windows

I tried to install Windows on my previous partitioning table made with Ubuntu 14.04.1, but it said that is of GPT partitioning(or something like that, I am still trying to figure out what that means). ...
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LUbuntu OS and the drive on which it was installed both MISSING!

I have 2 hard drives on my machine. One 500GB(master drive) and one 40GB(slave drive). I originally had Windows 7 installed on my first drive(i.e. 500GB drive). I am planning to install LUbuntu ...
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How do you partition when installing ubuntu 14.04 as sole OS? [duplicate]

I have a 2008 notebook, Acer Aspire 4930, with 250 GB HDD and 2 GB RAM. I'm planning to use all the HDD for installing Ubuntu as a single OS in my notebook, but I don't understand how much should I ...
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How to Get Windows Back After Accidentally Selecting it as Swap [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.4 LTS on my laptop with Windows installed to use as dual-boot but during the installation, it asked me to select a partition to use as swap. Thinking that it won't be formatted, ...
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My 8Gb flash drive became a 2,3Mb one

I installed Ubuntu GNOME on my flash drive to re-install it on my computer and it didn't boot. That's okay, I fixed the problem now. But when I formatted my drive to remove the live cd, something ...
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Is there a way to backup an individual partition that is part of a logical volume?

Is there a way to backup an individual partition that is part of a logical volume? I would like to do an automated regular snapshot that is compressed if possible.
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How to shrink LVM2-designated partition without recreating it?

I've installed Ubuntu with LVM2 and now I want to make a new partition on that disk. I've shrank the root virtual volume and now swap volume is located on last extents of the physical volume. AFAIU ...
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Already dual booting windows and ubuntu but want to install latest ubuntu on another hard drive

so currently I'm already dual booting windows and ubuntu. I've bought a new hard drive where I want to install the latest ubuntu but I want to keep my current setup whilst I make the transition to my ...
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Problems with installing 'along side' or 'something else' [on hold]

I have been having problems installing Ubuntu. I have a PC with an SSD 60GB for Ubuntu and a 500GB HD split into 3 partitions for (i) WIndows 120GB (ii) /home and (iii) 8GB for /swap. When I ...
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How to move LVM Partition

I have an HD partitioned like below: /dev/sda1 (ext2) -> 50Mb free /dev/sda2 (Extended) -->/dev/sda5 (lvm2 pv) -> 10Gb free I need to use free 10Gb to resize the /dev/sda1 (boot) because there is no ...
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Ubuntu installation hangs at partition menu

Hello guys I'm trying to dual boot ubuntu on my ssd with windows 7 64 installed. I had already reserved 40gb free space for it in advance. I tried to install both 14.04.1 and 12.04 with no success. ...