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

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“group descriptors corrupted” after resize of partition was interrupted. How to fix it in a short time

I was running a resize of an ext4 partition, using gparted. Accidentally it was interrupted because the system restarted. Since that moment I cannot mount my partition anymore, dmesg|grep sda says ...
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Installing Ubuntu 1st Time, Fatal Error with Grub

I am new to Linux and this is my first time trying to install Ubuntu. Six hours in, and I have not yet succeeded. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to install Ubuntu on a ...
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Why are my ubuntu partitions mounted somewhere else?

If you refer to my other posts, I am trying to use g++ and in order to compile a .cpp file I'll have to refer to it with the drive name: g++ /media/drivename/filename.cpp The problem is with the ...
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failure reading sector 0x7b920 from \cd0'

What happened was I burnt the latest version of Ubuntu to a dvd-r ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso on a new never used hard drive. After the final part was done i got a message saying "failure reading ...
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LVM2 Included During Install What Now?

I'm running Chatet OS (xubuntu). I included LVM2 during install. When looking in GParted I can see the following: /dev/sbd1 ext2 /boot /dev/sbd2 extended /dev/sbd5 lvm2 pv ...
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Windows partition detection problem when installing Ubuntu

sfdisk –l –uM WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util sfdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sda: 60801 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track ...
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How to Expand , Resize “extended partition”?

How can I expand/resize my extended partition (sda3) with unallocated free space to the left of it? I want this to be able to expand my / partition (sda5).
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Ubuntu does not load after successfull installation

I have Windows installed on my pc on partition (C), then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on another partition. After the installation process finished successfully, Ubuntu asked to restart. Unfortunately, ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 in legacy mode along with Windows

I own a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 with Windows 8 pre-installed on it. However, I have successfully installed Windows 7 in the legacy mode and deleted Windows 8 from my system. I also want to install ...
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Error: no such partition. Grub rescue> already format the hard disc

My lappy is fujitsu siemens bought it from my friend which already have ubuntu os . I want to install windows os . In that process i format all partition and delete which ever required.When it comes ...
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How to install Warty Warthog on VirtualBox? [on hold]

I was following this tutorial on how to install Ubuntu 4.10 But in the step for partitioning disks, I only get the option: Manually edit partition table When I try to create a new logical volume ...
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Ubuntu Installation and Partition

I have windows 7 already installed and I am trying to install ubunutu using USB installer. I am unable to find available partition , i have read many forums saying i can have only 4 partition , I am ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 Dual-Boot on RAID Acer S7 question marks installation popup error “???”

I bought a new laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on it. After many an attempt and weeks of troubleshooting installation and booting problems, I finally found a solution for my ...
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partition resize problem gparted

I know that there are a ton of questions relating to that subject, but after reading a lot of them, I believe that I have another problem. First, let me tell you my story :) I have an ASUS laptop ...
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what free percentage is good for a partition to maintain?

The use% of most my partitions (including /,/home, and two ntfs partitions shared between Windows and Ubuntu) are more than 90%. Now I plan to replace my hard drive with a bigger one, and install a ...
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split /home partition for program-created user-specifiec files and user created files?

/home normally contains files created by a user (e.g. text files, pdf, mp3, mp4,...), and files (mostly user-specific) created by some program (e.g. .emacs, .mozilla, .bashrc, ...). Is it better to ...
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Can't install Ubuntu (any version)

i have two dell laptops which run on windows8.1. I was able and installed Ubuntu dual-boot on both of the laptops in the past. I removed them and i need to install on one of them again recently.so i ...
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Unable to find Dell factory restauration partition

I want to restore my DELL Vostro to factory setting but I am not able to find the restauration partition. I tried to restore GRUB and Windows MBR but both can't access to recovery partition. Here ...
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I want to move /run/shm to my /home directory

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 9.1G 8.4G 214M 98% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 1.9G 8.0K 1.9G 1% /dev tmpfs ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 14.04LTS shows error and takes forever

I'm trying without success to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Toshiba Portege. I want to remove Windows 7 and I tried with the automatic partitioning from the USB installer (I found that compared to ...
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Use fdisk -s, can not boot up

First I want to resize partition of my Ubuntu 13.0X, I run three commands: fdisk -l fdisk -s /dev/sda1 reboot -r Then I realize I should copy some important files in system in case losing. But ...
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14.04 server install wont create partitions

Booting from a DVD to install Ubuntu Server 14.04 and every thing goes normal .until I get to the guided partition step. It suggests to create a 241GB ext4 partition with mount point/ and 8GB SWAP ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on different hard drives?

I've recently had a interest in installing Ubuntu and I've been meaning to dual boot it alongside Windows 8.1. The laptop I have has two 1TB hard drives, and I was wondering how to install Ubuntu on ...
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macbook 3.1 late '07 os10.5.8 & ubu 12.04.5 dual boot problems

so, hi guys.Here's the problem: @ first, optical drive on mac doesn't work, so booting from live cd is out of q. second, tried to boot from bootable usb iso img, says something along lines of firmware ...
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Link to NTFS partition broken after reboot [duplicate]

I've created a link to a folder located on a NTFS partition, in the same HDD where Ubuntu is installed. After rebooting, the link says it's broken (the link shows a lock icon to the lower right and ...
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Grub Bootloader installed twice while dual booting ubuntu and windows 8.1

This is an odd situation: I bought a brand new hp desktop that came with windows 8.1 installed. I used the automatic option in the Ubuntu installer labeled "install alongside windows". It all ...
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Partition problems

I had a problem with a corrupt grub config. I recovered it with Rescatux and was able to boot up. It appears thought that I am mounting the wrong partition because I can't find my old programs. Here ...
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Installing: partition

I tried to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 in my computer. I have made the partition in Windows before I tried to install. So I already have the unallocated drive. But during the installation ...
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How to delete the Windows partition and use it for Ubuntu's root?

My machine currently has Windows 7 and Ubuntu on separate partitions. I want to get rid of the windows and have Ubuntu taking up the entire hard drive. How should I go about doing this?
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Problems installing and dual booting Ubuntu 12.4, 13.10, and 14.4.1 via pendrivelinux?

All righty, I am a bit new at this, so bear with me. I've been using windows for a long time and have a decent amount of know-how with it's interface, and I decided I wanted to try out some different ...
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Why is gparted not resizing a partition

I am trying to partition a HDD that has Lubuntu on it that I was using for another computer so that I can install Ubuntu on the new partition. But its telling me that it failed by showing this: ...
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Binding /var during installation

I want to install an SSD into my desktop PC, putting there the root and other folders like /etc. What I don't want to put there is /var, because I work with databases pretty often. So, what I want to ...
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Install Ubuntu/Win8.1 dual boot with UEFI and 4 primary partitions [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8.1 in my Acer V3-572G-75CA. The partition situation is the following: A. 600MB: recover partition B. 300MB: system EFI partition C. 914GB: ...
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Best way to set up my drives for Ubuntu

I am currently running Windows 8.1 (booting from a 256gb SSD and using a 1TB HDD for extra storage). I have an extra 500GB HDD sitting around that I was going to use for Ubuntu as dual boot but I ...
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Moving large size directory using rsync

I plan to move from linux o/s a directory which is mounted on SAN(offboard) to external storage for backup. The dir size is 14TB. I do have experience moving files in/out using rsync but never done ...
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where to put swap ? partitioning a drive for ubuntu and spare ntfs space

I have a spare hard drive. I am not setting up dual boot. I have ubuntu on ext4 at the start of the drive. and want to put a ntfs partition and a swap space should I put swap space between ubuntu ...
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How shall I partition my hard drive for Ubuntu (with Windows in virtualbox)

I dual boot installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on a hard drive before. I remember Windows has to be installed on a primary partition which has to be at least of certain size. Now I get a new hard ...
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Which files contain information about the physical partition?

I maintain a weekly updated backup of my whole hard disk with Kubuntu 14.04, thanks to Rsync. I rarely need to restore the back up, but today I did something nasty to my OS, too complex to try to fix ...
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how to exchange unusable space to ext4 in ubuntu 14.04 installer?

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 along side with windows 8 : when I try to create an ext4 partition after creating one ext4 and swap , remaining space changed to unusable how should I prevent ...
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12TB storage, can someone help me? :)

I have thought about making a RAID 5 with 4 hard drives, 4TB each. There are files with few KB and other files with some GB. I want it to be as stable as possible. This will not be mounted as / or ...
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ubuntu 14.04.1 mounts /dev/sda1 and asks to unmount while partitioning

We have been making custom made initrd.gz generated through debian-installer for 10.04 and 12.04 ubuntu. We have been partitioning the disk and have made it automated completely and ask user to ...
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Backup and restore for migration and new drives [closed]

Problem: I crashed my HDD on my old computer and lost everything. New computer will arrive soon and a week or so later, I'll get my SSD drive. How should I configure the drive? Right now, I have ...
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How should I encrypt Ubuntu Server 14.04 with AES on RAID 10 and RAID 5?

After researching I've come to the conclusion that my set up is just not standard enough to have a direct answer floating about on the interwebs. My Hardware: i7 950 CPU 24 GB DDR3 7 2TB 7200 RPM ...
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Is it safer to install two OSes on different hard drives or just different partitions? [on hold]

If I dual boot install both Ubuntu and Windows, is it safer to install them on two different hard drives than different partitions on the same hard drive? What risks may be involved? For example, ...
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Hide Windows 7 partition from Ubuntu 14.04.02 [duplicate]

I want to hide all my Windows 7 partitions from Ubuntu because of: privacy prevent Windows 7 virus spreading to Ubuntu some details about my Ubuntu Windows 7 drives: dev/sda1 win7 system mounted ...
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partitioning centos 6.6 [closed]

I'm using centos 6.6 gnome.during the installation it was asked which one type you need to install from the following desktop,minimal desktop.database server,basic server ann two more options.I dont ...
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How to partition Ubuntu for future Windows install?

I'm installing Ubuntu for a laptop, where there is a possibility for a future Windows install for a multi-boot setup. I heard many stories what can go wrong if I go with this order and not Windows ...
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if I move my ubuntu partition will I have boot problems?

In order to cloning my old hd on the new smaller SSD I need to resize all the partition and move the unlocated space at the end of the hd On blog they suggest to use gparted live to copy all the ...
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Disk image, partitions selectively, all this using dd [closed]

Start point situation: HDD with MBR scheme, four primary partitions, one of them is Windows XP system and boot partition. Remaining partitions are used for plain user data files. This formatting was ...
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Recover the directory structure of a lost LVM Logical volume?

I am aware of the huge amount of data recovery questions on this site, and reading all of them I think my case is unique enough to warrant a new question. how it came to be I set up a LVM with ...