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

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How do I change my home directory to be a second partition?

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?

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 [on hold]

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 ...
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Gave up waiting for root device. Fresh Install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I really hope somebody can help me. I have a Lenovo Y580 with a 16GB msata and a 1TB HDD. My goal is to mount the root filesystem on the msata drive (os, apps, and boot) for good load times and mount ...
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Dual booting Win 10 / Ubuntu - Even after Boot Repair twice, it doesn't boot to GRUB

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 and as the title says, I want to dual boot this distro alongside Windows 10. Thing is, I've been having a problem with the boot order. It always goes into Windows 10 ...
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How can I install Ubuntu onto a software RAID 10 array?

I'm planning to set up a low-traffic server using RAID 10 with four disks. I'd like to have Ubuntu 14.04 installed onto that RAID array. I've seen plenty of guides explaining how to set up RAID 10 ...
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recommended partition setup for two 128 gb ssds

I have two 128 gb ssds and want to install ubuntu with them. At first I filled the first disk with a / partition. Then I made the second disk have a big /home partition. Is there a better way to get ...
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Grub boot corrupted after installing Windows 10

I know this question has been asked several times but all the solutions I found googling didn't work at all. I am not sure if this is a grub issue or windows 10 issue. So, I had a disk with Ubuntu ...
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How can I resize physical volume with more than one logical volume

I want to resize a physical volume from 929,51gb to 800gb. In the physcial volume I have: root@oracle:~# pvs PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/sdc2 vg_root lvm2 a-- 929,51g ...
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Resize partitions Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition

I've a Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition. Is it possible to resize partitions? I've already installed gparted, but i can't start gparted: $ sudo gparted Failed to get D-Bus connection: operation not permitted ...
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resize partition, how?

i'm using ubuntu 14.04. i have it on vmware. at first i created the ubuntu machine on my drive C with 18GB space for the ubuntu machine. then i added another hard drive to my PC of 2TB (with Windows ...
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Automatically running ntfsfix on boot?

Recently, I set up a nice symlink system so my documents and various things are synced between my Ubuntu and Windows installs. However, this depends (obviously) on my Windows partition being mounted. ...
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Getting “Disk /dev/sdX doesn't contain a valid partition table” on LUKS external drive

Wanting to make sure I'm doing this right. I get the warning on both /dev/sdX and "/dev/mapper/luks-xxxx-xx. . ." when I run fdisk -l. This is what I did to encrypt it: cryptsetup -y -v luksFormat ...
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Dual Boot formatting partition to ntfs

I just formatted my PC and decided to install a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS following this answer I set the partitions. But somehow in the last step I couldn't format the partition ...
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“mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1” when mounting ext4 drive

I'm trying to mount an ext4 partition on another drive so it can be mounted at login, but whenever I do, I get this message: Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc1: Command-line `mount ...
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An error occurred while mounting, read only [duplicate]

I've been reading a lot of posts, but none of the solutions have helped me. I only have 4-5 days of experience with any *nix systems. The problem is that everytime I boot ubuntu, it says "An error ...
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Directly booting into Windows 10 after installing Kubuntu 15.04. No Grub menu

I installed kubuntu 15.04 in UEFI mode (since my windows 10 was also installed in that mode), but instead of showing the grub menu while starting up, the system is directly booting into windows 10. ...
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Help With the grub menu

Alright here's my situation. I bought a laptop with windows 8.1 already installed in it. I dual booted it with ubuntu 15.04. It worked perfectly fine. Then i upgraded it to windows 10 and then when i ...
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does LVM installation erase windows which installed earlier

i installed Ubuntu in LVM installation and when i restart my computer there is no boot menu there is no windows 8. how can i fix this? and does Lvm installation erase windows 8?
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can't access my windows 8 after i install ubuntu in LVM installation [duplicate]

i have encounter this problem after i installed Ubuntu 14.04 LVM then when the installation completed i restart my computer but i can't get my windows 8 please help me?
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'Upgraded' to Windows 10 on dual boot, and can't boot to Ubuntu partition

I recently updated my windows 7 to 10, and destroyed grub in the process. I ran Boot-Repair on a live CD and managed to get the Windows Partition back. However grub still doesn't come up for me. The ...
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Update grub - Step 5 - MovingLinuxPartition guide

I bought a new ssd drive, and i want to move my linux partition from my old drive to the new one. For doing it, i'm following this guide : But in the step 5, it says: Using gedit, find and ...
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How would I set up dual-booting on a 2009 Mac Mini with Ubuntu as primary partition and OSX as secondary?

I have an old 2009 Mac Mini that I am going to switch over Linux (Ubuntu Mate to be more accurate). However I would like to have the ability to boot to OSX still having Ubuntu as the main partition ...
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advice about restoring an old clonezilla backup

I have an external hard drive with a CloneZilla back-up of an old Ubuntu system that I was using in '09. I have considered trying to purchase the exact same Dell laptop this was on in the interest ...
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BTRFS RAID6 array is broken, how do I fix it?

My Btrfs raid 6 array seems to be broken. When try to mount it I get the following error message. I don't know how or why it broke maybe a power outage or something (it happened during my vacation). ...
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Ubuntu unbootable without usb and usb partition umountable

I have an external 500 GB usb hardrive and my computer runs the latest ubuntu mate (15 64 bit). My computer can't boot into Ubuntu without the hardrive attached error dev/sdb no medium found is shown. ...
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HDD pooling/partitioning suggestions for media server

I have multiple hdds that I would like to pool together. Sizes are as follows: 2x1TB; 2X2TB; and 1x4TB. Running Ubuntu server 14.04 on a separate SSD with the primary purpose of using this machine ...
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Need advise on ubuntu partition to install opensuse in dual boot

I have ubuntu 12.04 with below details shown by gparted. Is there any possibility i can squeeze around 100GB from "/" for open suse, or anyway can i install opensuse without damaging current ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 on usb3.0 pendrive with swap,tmp,var,etc folders on ssd

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on USB 3.0 (SanDisk Extreme 16GB) pen drive but want to keep /var, /etc, /opt, /tmp on SSD as my Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB is relatively new and until now only 2 TB has ...
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Grub Rescue after installing Elementary OS Freya [migrated]

I used to dual boot windows 10(recently upgraded from windows7) and elementary os luna. Windows is installed on my C drive, and Luna was installed on a partitioned D drive (i splitted 100GB for ...
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Hoy do I get my data from Windows 8 back?

I had Windows 8 installed in my HP-PC when I proceeded to install Ubuntu 14.04 to run alongside it. My PC has a 2TB hard drive where Windows 8 and all my data was installed. In order to make the Linux ...
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Ubuntu Installation: How to bring back NTFS disk partitions from logical volume LVM

I am new to ubuntu. I removed my windows OS & tried to switch to ubuntu 13.04. My system had 4 partitions (NTFS). When I tried to install ubutu 13.04 with boot-able USB today, During installation ...
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How to use the partition of Ubuntu when I have win 7 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu and Windows to run in the past. Windows has broken, so I have to reinstall Windows. I have 2 partitions for Ubuntu that I have installed. I've just installed Windows 7 into the rest of ...
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Gparted - Can't resize win 10 partition?

I can't to be able to re-size windows 10 file system partition using Gparted. The partition is un-mounted and this is not about swap-partitioning Do help me?
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Grub Rescue with no Linux type OS ever installed…by me [closed]

Clean install of win8 on a new device that was subsequently hacked. Upon receipt of a new computer and attempted to do a clean reinstall of win8, it would not install on the msata on which it ...