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

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Windows 8 install turned my ext4 partition into unallocated space. How do I recover it?

The unallocated space in sda2 is supposed to be an ext4 partition with my ubuntu install in it. How do I recover this from a live CD so I can back up my data?
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How to fix a corrupted partition table?

I was running a duel boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 when I suddenly could no longer boot my system. After booting into a live usb and run GParted I get this error: Input/output error during ...
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Windows 7 deleted itself when installing Linux; How can I recover lost documents?

I tried to install Ubuntu 14 using a USB drive to my laptop. Somehow Windows 7 deleted itself. I was able to find the Windows 7 bootloader, but when I run that from the boot option screen nothing ...
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Ubuntu doesnt read my hdd data and just says it has a bad sector?

One day I turned on my Netbook and it said there was no bootable device, I booted a Ubuntu live-disk and in the disks applications it said the disk is ok, with only one bad sector, but it doesn't let ...
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GPT - Adding Windows and dual-booting with existing Ubuntu install

:~$ sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.8 Partition table scan: MBR: protective BSD: not present APM: not present GPT: present Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using ...
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Shortcuts missing everytime I reboot pc (target on anouther partition)

Well, I'm new to linux. And I have 2 partitions - one where I have linux installed, and second where I hold my files. I created 2 shortcuts on my desktop, but everytime, when I reboot my pc, they are ...
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grub2 does not mount boot/ when boot/ folder locates in different partition

Recently I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS with following partitions on Macbook pro late 2012: /dev/sda5 boot/ /dev/sda6 root/ /dev/sda7 swap /dev/sda8 home/ However I cannot boot to it in order to fix ...
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Help interpreting fdisk after boot problems

I duelboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on my laptop (unfortunately I can't remember which version of ubuntu I have). I today tried to boot it up and received the message "error: no such partition" when ...
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Force primary HDD to be as secondary?

Here is my problem. I have 2 SATA hard drives in my ASUS K95VJ laptop. A regular HDD for storage and a SSD for OS. I physically removed the regular disk to force Ubuntu 14.04 to be installed on the ...
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How to access sda4 device/directory?

Our camera DVR is not recording anymore. The disk is full and the vendor has not been helpful in freeing up space. I am trying to figure out why the primary disk is full. I've tried accessing it ...
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How do I create EFI boot partition after it has been created by ubuntu installer in a system running Windows 8.1 pro

I am trying to reinstall Ubuntu on my laptop that has Windows 8.1 pro installed on it already. It is asking me to create a separate partition for boot loader code. It is also asking me to go back to ...
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Gparted - How to move partition to extend the size

I want to extend the sda1 to take the full unallocated size: The steps are as the following: Move sda2 to the right Increase the size of sda1 to fill the space But the thing is, I didn't get ...
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Full Disk Encryption on Mac PC with EFI dual boot

Recently I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on my Mac Mini late 2011 using following article "Ubuntu plus mac pure efi boot" instructions. Now, I want to do dual boot in my Macbook Pro where I ...
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What is the best partitioning tool for Hitachi 160 GB HDD for a Ubuntu Installation

I am currently using a Acer Aspire 4810TZ-4696 which has a HDD from Hitachi with a capacity of 160Gb (/dev/sda1=157Gb Ext4(vers.1.0) Mounted on file system root (/dev/sda2=3,1Gb extnded part.) ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14 with UEFI and software raid0 on GPT SDDs

I usually work on a Mac and would like to setup a Linux workstation for Development. I have no experience installing Linux, because the servers I work with are hosted VMs. Most of the Ubuntu specific ...
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If I delete my disk partition withUbuntu installed, will that be sufficient to uninstall it?

I have an SSD with Windows installed on it (and nothing else), and an HDD that's partitioned into NTFS for storage and an Ubuntu installation. I want to completely remove Ubuntu from the hard drive. ...
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How to reduce the size of my Ubuntu main partition to be able to install a new OS in dual-boot

I would like to install windows on my system on which I have installed Ubuntu already.I went through a couple of previous answers but I understand that the first thing is to create a partition on the ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (Legacy BIOS)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 / 14.04 (x86 & x64) alongside Windows 7. I have a bootable USB stick and when I try to install Ubuntu there is no alongside Window` option neither the Windows ...
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Partitioning Unallocated LVM Space as New Physical Partition with Hardware RAID

I'm a newbie to linux and partitioning and apologies in advance if this has been answered before; I've searched extensively on the web for answer, and after being unsuccessful I decided to post a ...
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Unable to mount recently used hard drive in Ubuntu server after USB enclosing broke

I am trying to mount two internal hard disks in Ubuntu Server 14. First of all, I had a 4TB Seagate hard drive that I had used before. I was mounting in under /samba/allaccess for sharing. The 4TB ...
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Slow Samba Transfer Speeds with USB 3.0 HDD (lubuntu)

I was noticing slow transfer rates on my new lubunutu system. I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, but I figured it was related to the drive being NTFS. That doesn't seem to be the case, so that's why I'm ...
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Problem with EXT4 in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to create a file system EXT4 on flash drive, and I failed. The resulting file system was not mountable. Mount gave an error. In addition, I formatted the drive in other distribution in EXT4 ...
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bad or missing cryptswap

I have two drives, one is an SSD, the other is a HHD. I was running 10.x(or later after some DL updates) on both and had put a full disk encryption on both. When I encountered some issues with my ...
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New SSD in optical Bay, Cant get boot order to select it first

(fairly new to Ubuntu) Running 14.04 on a Mac (a1278 Mac 5.1), no dual boot just Ubuntu. Just installed a new SSD in place of my optical drive. It was recognized, and I used "dd" to copy my ...
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How do I get a log of the start up error messages?

After encountering several "file is not writeable" errors out of the blue and rebooting, the system doesn't seem to be able to see the linux partition and it scrolls over the original error messages ...
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How do I repartition my root directory?

I know others have asked but I can't seem to repartition using GParted. I'm very new and don't know the steps. I don't have my reboot CD also as that's been awhile since I've downloaded. GParted won't ...
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gparted wont work on ubuntu 14.04, on a disk that is fine on ubuntu 10.04

Considering going to ubuntu 14.04 I tried to boot the live dvd and see how it sees my hard disk setup. On my normal 10.04 install, the hard disk (which I configured with gparted) works fine: $ parted ...
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Increase disk partition size? [duplicate]

I partitioned my laptop to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along side Windows 8.1 and I allocated 20 GB of my 500 GB hard drive to Ubuntu. Now I want to increase the size. I just started programming and I ...
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Ubuntu does not boot successfully with btrfs root partition errors

I have a setup on my laptop in which there are three partitions relevant to Ubuntu: a ext4 /boot partition, a btrfs root partition on LUKS and a swap partition on LUKS. Sometimes, after an unclean ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8.1 from Grub menu on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My computer specs - 2GB RAM, Intel Core2Duo @ 2.7 GHz, 250 GB HDD. I've Windows 8.1 in partition C:\ and when installing UBUNTU 14.04 LTS, I chose the option "something else" and selected ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 TLS plus Hardware RAID

I have just completed hadrware installation of my new RAID server which will run with Ubuntu Server OS. I have installed Ubuntu Server OS and everything run seemingly without problems. However, I ...
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The Great Boot Partition Debacle [on hold]

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 [duplicate]

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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Move boot and swap to another disk

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a hdd an I have another small ssd disk now I want to move boot and swap to the sdd disk how can I do this wihtout losing any data edit: I mean with boot the bootloader ...
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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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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? [closed]

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 ...