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

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Lost files on windows partition

Recently my Windows went crazy and didn't boot, so I installed Ubuntu 14.04. All went well until I decided to start recovering files from my windows partition like photos, music and work. I cam to a ...
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can i mount partitionmanager image file or use it as virtual machine?

Is there a way to mount such image? or can it be converted or used, for virtual machine - and how? thanks
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Lenovo Ubunto Partition problem

I'm trying to install Ubuntu for the first time on my Lenovo laptop and I keep getting this If you continue, the changes listed below will be written to the disks. Otherwise you will be able to ...
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I have an error when installing ubuntu 14.04 through external hard drive- grub rescue mode

Basically my Windows OS on my Hard Drive is corrupt so I am trying to install Ubuntu on my PC from an external hard drive (320GB). So I make a live CD and install Ubuntu after partitioning my ...
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(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system

After initializing setup file(s) this message appears on my desktop Computer I already have Microsoft Windows seven on my Computer, and wanted to install dual operating system side by side then this ...
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Unknown space on my hard drive

I recently formatted a 250GB SSD and installed Ubuntu 14.04. I see 15GB not being used and marked as "unknown". I had not partitioned the drive initially. Can I use this space or should I just leave ...
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OS took all my hard disk as primary partition

I installed Zorin 10 OS. But It took all my hard disk as primary partition. While i tried to do partition using gparted. I am not able to modify. Please help me how to do partition.
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X205TA Ubuntu 15.04 Install

Netbook ASUS X205TA Windows 8.1 Single language with Bing, 64GBeMMC Samsung, 32GB Samsung EVO MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS-1, 8GB Sandisk USB 2.0. I've been able to Try Ubuntu from USB Flash Disk, create ...
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Bash Script for Dumping the Android Partition is not consistent

I really need your suggestion about my current problem. I am trying to dump the whole partitions on the Android with netcat. I have created 4 bash scripts for automation process. So, I only need to ...
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Partition is Full

I am new to Linux and I have Elementary OS as my Distro but I filled up my partition for it, as I am dual booting it with windows. I want to know if I can resize my partition or give it more space ...
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Booting Ubuntu from multiple usb

Can Ubuntu usb stick be run from a usb divider with another usb as a memory extension? And I have another outrageous idea, is it possible to connect 2 usb in one partition with a usb divider?
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Managing multiple hard drives, choosing which stores what (during install process)

I have an SSD and an HDD installed in my machine. I've decided to start fresh, and make a few changes in the process. I would like to use the SSD for certain documents (project files) as well as the ...
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Disk Space full while doing apt-get operation on Ubuntu 14.04

Im Trying to install new software on my Ubuntu 14.04, which is running uname -r 3.13.0-45-generic There are old kernals installed on my machine dpkg --list | grep linux-image rc ...
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Grub Rescue madness after changing Partitions [on hold]

I had elementary OS and Windows 7 installed. In Windows 7 i deleted the elementary OS Partition. After rebooting i got this: error: file not found. grub rescue> So I searched the internet and ...
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Creating bootable usb stick in Ubuntu [on hold]

I am trying to install the tiny7 operating system to my xps 13 (9343). I am going to use this lightweight os to play poker games, since wine does not seem to work for bovada for me. I but the disk ...
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Can't Select Ubuntu partition on startup

So,I'm in a bit of an odd predicament. My motherboard got messed up in such a way that now the SATA ports don't work so can't use my hard drive, so I've been using live Ubuntu USB drives and just ...
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Is dual booting ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1 different from 14.04?

Do I need to change any steps in dual booting it? With windows 8.1 that is. (UEFI) I intend on doing it automatically rather than manually creating partitions.
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windows 10 not booting after Grub2 upgrade

I have two hard drive, with 3 OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 10. Ubuntu 14.04 is on one drive, while Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 10 are on the second HD. [I also have some old small hd that i ...
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dual boot / mac10.10 & ubuntu14.04.3 with SWAP and shared data partition

The 128GB SSD on my macbook air (mid 2011) crashed. I'm getting a new SSD frow OWC with 480GB. Should be installed tomorrow. I would like to take this opportunity to grow back towards Ubuntu, ...
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Grub Rescue Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 7 professional. When I attempt to boot I am given a Grub Rescue> prompt. when I type the ls command, it lists the partitions but when I ls the individual ...
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Problem in manual partitioning

in this article there is some complexity. I have a laptop and it has three drives. 98.6 GB (For Windows 10) 59.9 GB (Empty) 307 GB (For my files) In the article, in "If you have a OEM-preinstalled ...
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How to migrate and setup Ubuntu 14.04 installation to SSD?

First, there is a lot of similar question everywhere, even here on AskUbuntu. I have bought Samsung 850 Evo Basic, 120 GB model. I have existent system installed on classic 500GB HDD. Question is, how ...
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Dual boot ubunuty/windows 10 partition on Dell xps 13

I have a new dell XPS 13 with 500 gb SSD and I want to partition in and install Ubuntu alongside windows 10. Ubuntu for me is primarily for work and I might use it quite a bit, but I am not a Ubuntu ...
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ReArrange multiple disk drives and partitions

Looking for some advice... Here's the situation as it exists. I have multiple drives I've added and switched around over a few years, and it's (past) time to straighten everything out and get it ...
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How to handle GRUB configuration on a multi booted system?

I just finished changing the boot order for GRUB2. I have three operating systems installed on the computer. I have Windows 8.1, Ubuntu Linux 15.04 and Mint Linux 17.2. I followed Marve's answer here: ...
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How much free space does a Live USB logical partition need to work properly?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Live USB with 4GB of persistence using Universal USB Installer on a 32GB USB. I split the USB's partition using MiniTool Partition Wizard obtaining a primary ...
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Should I dual boot with ubuntu 15.04 or ubuntu 14.04? And how do I actually dual boot with these?

Almost all the guides I can find are for earlier versions of ubuntu or do not apply to my situation. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could explain whether I should dual boot ubuntu 14.04 or ...
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Ubuntu install erase disk fails

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my computer but it fails. I used Win 8.1 before on that SSD. My pc starts the installer in UEFI mode. The installer says that there is no other OS on my pc and ...
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Create blank disk image for file storage

Similar to the way Mac OS X users can create and mount blank .dmg files, add and remove files as much as they wish, and move that image wherever they want... as if it were a virtual USB drive. Is ...
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Dual booting Windows and Ubuntu Partition

I upgraded my pc from windows 8.1 to windows 10. Now I want to install ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 10. I loaded into ubuntu installer and chose something else. The problem is I have 3 partitions ...
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how to remove the only OS ubuntu14, install win8.1

dual win8.1 and ubuntu 14 used well, then I delete the ubuntu partition on disk managerment of win8.1. reboot it. then appears grub and can't enter BIOS, maybe is related to uefi. I accidently choose ...
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root takes up entire internal hard drive

I have a 500 GB internal hard drive and I cannot paste anything to it. The entire hard drive is labeled as root. Although I can use the space through sudo nautilus, this doesn't let me play any music ...
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How do I change my home directory to be a second partition? [duplicate]

I set up my Home Directory to be a second partition. Now I had to re-install Ubuntu, went for 15.04, and having all my stuff in the second partition really paid off. However, now I'm faced with the ...
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Manual Partitioning with Dell Recovery's Ubuntu fails

I try to do manual partitioning using Dell Recovery's Ubuntu 12.04 supplied with my Dell laptop. It starts OK but at some stage it fails. When I accept default partitioning everything works well. Then ...
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How can I use Ubuntu to recover files on an NTFS file system which is dirty? [duplicate]

Because my windows is having problems, I'm trying to use an Ubuntu live disk to access my Windows hard drive. So I start up Ubuntu (Without installing it) and I see that my drive can not be found, so ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on virtualbox partition SCSI3(sda) format message

I dualbooted OS with windows as the main partition and linux as the "secondary partition", and a linux swap partition(7gb). However, when I am on the windows OS, I download virtualbox and an ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu installation and file sharing help [closed]

Several questions. I am running Ubuntu from a Live CD. My other OS is WIN XP, but it is not operating correctly, so I want to transfer about 140 GB of music and files to my other computer. First, ...
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how can I Revert ubuntu dual boot with windows 8 and retrive lost documents

I wanted to dual boot Windows 8 with Ubuntu and I mistakenly chose the wrong partition. I have lost my files and everything on my computer including the Windows installation. Is it possible to revert ...
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How to install Windows(8.1/10) when Ubuntu 14.04 is installed?

I want to install windows operating system on my laptop (originally came with windows, but deleted it because Ubuntu is better for me, but now I have to use Windows, because of my studies). Few days ...
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Windows can't see a partition after i installed ubuntu

this is my first time installing linux, i'm completely new here. I installed ubuntu on top of Windows 10. I partitioned the drives as i installed ubuntu. Ubuntu can see and access all of them. But ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 post install encryption

I have just installed Xubuntu 15.04 with /boot, /root, /home and swap all on different partitions, however the out of the box installer only gave me the option to encrypt /home. I want to encrypt ...
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deleted files from boot, now can't install anything

I deleted some old kernel files from the boot partition, to try and free up some space, only to find out 5 minutes later that I should have used janitor or other appropriate program. Now I get the ...
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Dual booting 14.04.3 and windows 8.1 issues

So I have a brand new Asus n550jk. I followed this guide; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOz66FC0pWU. I have converted a computer to ubuntu 14.04.3 completly before correctly, however I have never ...
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Bash Script for Running Command in Root in ADB Shell

I am trying to dump the partitions of Android devices with netcat. I have created 3 bash scripts for supporting the process. I have trouble on the second which to dumpt the specific partition ...
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Use RAID0 Array

I'm really new to doing stuff with RAID. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 14.03 and made a RAID0 Array of 3 HDDs. I also set up an LVM on another HDD that's not part of the RAID. The way I set ...
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How to provide /dev/sda to already existing file system?

I am new to file system. I have file system file with name rootfs.ext3 and when I mount it to some directory , I don't see any "sda" directory into it so that this file system file could be mounted on ...
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How to remove fedora after installing Ubuntu (from Ubuntu)?

I already have Windows 7 installed and then had installed fedora 18 alongside it. Recently, I installed Ubuntu alongside both. Now I wish to remove the space given for Fedora and merge it with Ubuntu. ...
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How do I access my Windows 7 files?

The question is a little more complicated than the title may suggest. After a bad experience with Windows 10, I tried to downgrade, long story short, Windows 7 is borked. I installed Ubuntu, creating ...
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Cannot access Windows volume, operation pending

My Win 7 has recently crashed big time, and loops on startup repairs, while all other boot options bring me to a frozen black Windows screen. This happened to me a year ago, but I was able to view my ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 after Windows 10

I've got two disks with Windows 10 installed on one of them (sda). I want Ubuntu 15.04 on the other (sdb) with a grub menu to allow me to boot into either. I've attempted this previously ended up with ...