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

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Ubuntu 15.10 won't show up

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. I've followed a video which instructed me to create free partition space and make one swap and the other /. Once the installation is completed it ...
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ubuntu wont load, partition no mount point or file system

I've been using Ubuntu for a few years on a laptop and external hard drive which has two partitions, one for back-up duties (still works fine) and one for Ubuntu. Suddenly Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot and ...
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Remove GRUB and keep a Linux system

I searched the Internet for instructions on how to remove GRUB, but the only thing I could find was using a Windows DVD to "repair" the system. I previously had a Windows/Linux doal-boot and removed ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: Cannot expand Ubuntu partition even though I have 14GB of unallocated space

I have 14GB of empty space on my drive, but when I try to expand my Ubuntu partition to occupy it, it doesn't seem to recognize the space. How can I rectify this issue and claim the free space?
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How to recover lost data after repartitioning

My computer had only one partition, C drive. I used GParted to squeeze up some space for a new partition, D drive. The total space for the single partition (C) was 200gb. I slid the scroll bar (on the ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu (UEFI mode) on a blank HDD.

My computer came with a FreeDOS. It has a 1 TB HDD and 8 GB RAM. Also, it is a 64 bit processor. Sadly the computer / laptop does not have a CD / DVD ROM drive. Fortunately, it has 4 USB ports. The ...
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Ubuntu Unused Space

I have an ubuntu server running. At first i only allocated 100Gb which wasnt enough. I added more space to the partition using gparted after reading how on several posts. However, even though it shows ...
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Disable Ubuntu boot menu when Windows is hibernated

I have a lot of folders in Ubuntu that are simple shortcuts of my Windows partition. I need to be able to Mount windows partition every time I load Ubuntu. Therefore, I want to disable Ubuntu access ...
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How to check if the swap partition is being used correctly in ubuntu 15.10

when I throw the command 'sudo swapon -s' no error or nothing shows up. I resized my primary partition and deleted my swap and reacreated it updating the values in the fstab file.......I would like to ...
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removing encryption on hard drive (decryption). Trying to install windows. error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

Here is my problem. I was using for a long time then I was tired of windows so I decided to jump into the world of ubuntu. I knew nothing of ubuntu, but it worked out, I completely installed (with ...
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Resize efi partition on Ubuntu / Mac system on Mac Air

My Ubuntu and Mac both boot perfectly on my Mac Air. I have about 240 GB for each. But my Ubuntu tells me my efi partition only has 6mb of remaining space. In addition, my Ubuntu sometimes freezes ...
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Can't boot windows 7 after installing Linux

SOLVED Had to change the windows system partition type which was flagged as "Swap" for some reason to NTFS system type. I did this by logging into linux and changing it in the partition manager. I ...
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Some partitions don't appear

When I uselsblk on terminal, this is the output NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 298,1G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 1K 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 143,1G 0 part / ...
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Moving the root and swap partition to another disk

I have this settings on my boot disk: GParted HDD disk settings I've got a SSD and want to make it my system (all but /home) and swap partitions. I wonder if: 1- Can I use GParted to copy my ...
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Problem after mount LVM's logical volume as /tmp

I have two hard drives(both has Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). On the second hard drive(/dev/sdb) I created physical volume, then volume group and then finally logical volumes. I am moving one ...
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Extending partitions

I'm trying to extend my current Windows partition because it has too little space currently. I was triple-booting Windows Kali and Ubuntu but deleted Kali and now have 93GB left. I cannot assign it to ...
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Windows not loading after Dual Booting windows 10 & ubuntu 15

I am a complete Newbie to Ubuntu. I had Windows 10 upgraded from Windows 7. I dual booted it with Ubuntu 15, by selecting "Something else" in the installation menu, later creating partitions for ...
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Will Windows destroy my already damaged partitions? [on hold]

I've been having a whole lot of issues with my triple booting laptop. If you want, see here: How to fix my Grub after Windows 10? Anyways, I've made the decision to wipe and do a reinstall (Windows, ...
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Three Drives. First with Windows 10, Second with Ubuntu, and Third of storage. Storage Driver visible from Windows but not from Ubuntu

I'm having trouble with a 3TB hard drive. Thing is complicated, so I'll explain as detailed as I can. This computer has 3 disc drives. 1 SSD and 2 HDD. -The SSD has Windows 10 installed (Legacy Bios) ...
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Error during installation of Ubuntu LTS 14.04.3

My main OS is Windows 10 Home Edition (64-bit). I have an 8 GB USB 2.0 flash drive that I used to boot off of using the Universal USB Installer software from pendrivelinux.com. The software takes the ...
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Can't mount or fix corrupt NTFS partition on working HDD

Last time I was using windows it crashed because of some application I was running leaking memory and getting to around 7GB. I couldn't even open Task Manager so I just reset the PC. After rebooting ...
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Windows User Folder Is Showing Empty! I want to backup my data(My Documents) as my Hard Disk is likely to fail soon! Please HELP!

History: I was using Windows 7 and my laptop crashed and was not able to boot, I first tried ubuntu by live usb there I found out that my Hard disk was likely to fail soon, so to save the data I ...
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How to mount ntfs usb flash drive with permissions automatically when plugged in?

I recently made it so I can use the ./ command in a usb drive by formatting to ntfs and then using the command sudo mount -t ntfs -o fmask=0022,dmask=0000,uid=1000,gid=1000 /dev/sdb1 ...
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Migrating files from encrypted partitioned space

Issues moving files from protected partitioned space.. e.g. /dev/sda2 on efi system / 105mb - 97mb to '$home' directory in order to back them up. All this came about following an idiot blue ...
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How to change permissions for folders in media/teja “for external hardisks”?

I tried others ways to change the permissions for folder and files in media/teja let me explain my file structure: In media I have a folder named teja which is my user name , I never created it and ...
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How can I resize my / partition?

I want to increase the size of /dev/sda1 by using the size of unallocated space.
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Blank Screen on Edubuntu 14.04 after changing the Home partition

Good day! I made changes to my system that was currently running out of space in the root and the home partition. So I popped in to gparted and adjust the sizes of the partition, everything went ...
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GParted does not recognize SATA M2

I bought myself a new Laptop, the ASUS GL771JW with 250 GB M2 SSD drive and a 1 TB HDD. Now I'd like to install Ubuntu 15.10 on it, but I get errors. I downloaded the amd64 Ubuntu ISO and put it on ...
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Formatting an external hard drive nearly impossible

I have been working for the last four hours to format my external hard drive. At first I tried right clicking on it in nautilus and selecting format. I selected NTFS and tried to format it. I got ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fails to recognize FakeRaid volume

I'm trying to setup Ubuntu 14.04 AMD64 on a new machine based on an Asus Z10PE-D8 motherboard with Intel FakeRaid. The boot drive is an SSD with dual boot Windows 7 and Linux. I also have two ...
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If i install Elementary OS, will it automatically be added to the grub menu? [migrated]

I currently have Windows 7 and Linux Mint installed. When my pc starts up, it shows me the Grub menu, it shows an entry for Mint linux and the windows boot menu. I am wondering, if i was to install ...
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Repartitioning on dual boot machine

Years ago, when Redhat failed on LILO, I was given an Ubuntu CD and booted from it. From there, I could see how the partitioning was set up. I was not only able to correct the issue with finding ...
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How to Dual-boot Ubuntu 15.10 with Windows 10 (OLD HARDWARE! NO UEFI) [duplicate]

I have a bootable USB that has Ubuntu 15.10 on it. I used UUI (Universal USB Installer) to do this. Keep in mind that I have a computer built in 2010 that was made to support Windows 7, but I upgraded ...
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Unmounted then formated usb drive, now I can't use the usb drive, or NTFS partition [closed]

Earlier today I made a post about running the ./ command in a flash drive (I can't use the ./ command in USB flash drive), and after I posted this I looked at some posts about unmounting and such, ...
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Don't see my harddrives

Im renting a server at Hertzner, bought it at the robot auction. Problem is that I rent a server that's supposed to have 6 TB of diskspace (2x3TB), but I can only use one of them and only 2,7 tb. ...
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Where will the boot loader be installed if I choose “install alongside windows 10”

The situation of my disks and partitions: disk 1 260 MB --->EFI system Partition OS(C:) 118.48 GB NTFS --->Boot ,Page File, Crash Dump,Primary Disk Partition 499 MB --->Recovery Partition disk 2 ...
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WINDOWS 10 AND UBUNTU 10 BOOT/GRUB PROBLEMS

I had a dual system of windows 10 and ubuntu. After relocating my partition, UBUNTU doesn't work and I when I am trying to use boot repair, the program indicates that "The boot of your PC is in Legacy ...
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Need help migrating hard drive using Ubuntu

So, I have a computer dual-booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Despite being dual-booted, it boots straight to Windows 8 (It seems to be a recovery feature with Helwett-Packard computers, I'm ...
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how to partition the mounted drives in ubuntu 14.04

i've installed ubuntu 14.04 in single boot. My hard disk have 1tb capacity. While i'm trying to install windows in place of the ubuntu it shows no drivers are found error. So i'm decided to ...
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VisionTek Flashdrive issue with mounting

I got a visionTek USB 3.0 128 GB drive. https://www.visiontek.com/solid-state-drives/128gb-usb-3-0-pocket-ssd-detail.html It won't mount on Ubuntu 14.04. It does show up in lsusb as ASMedia SATA ...
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Trying to install ubuntu with built in partitioner

I am trying to install ubuntu and use the built in partitioner but I cannot find the 'free space' option to click. I looked online and there should be an option that says free space but it isnt there. ...
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how do I fix grub rescue? [duplicate]

So I read another article on how to fix the grub rescue... which this this one right here: Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition! So pretty much what I did was this set ...
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Partitioned with Gparted, installed android on new partition, now having issues

Well I was stupid and thought it would be a good idea to install android alongside ubuntu 14.10. I used a Live USB, partitioned with Gparted, and then installed Android on the new unused partition. ...
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Auto-installing Ubuntu next to Windows on a separate hard drive? [duplicate]

I want to install Kubuntu on a computer which already runs Windows 7. For this purpose, I have installed an additional empty hard drive (the drive containing Windows is fully partitioned and should ...
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a dreaded fsyncing/closing/dev/sda:3 input/output error

Hello and advanced help please.... I am getting this error message when I try to install onto an almost new laptop (about 1 year old but hardly used). fsyncing/closing/dev/sda:3 input/output error ...
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How to expand root partition?

I tried some solutions and I saw it didn't work for me. I think I had another problem. Can someone show me how to expand it? My system is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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Files > Devices apps in Ubuntu 14.04 question

I'm using Files apps in Ubuntu 14.04 (dual boot with Windows 10),it's similar to Windows explorer, on the left side of the window, there are 3 "folders": Places, Devices and Network. Under Devices, it ...
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Using LVM in the already running Ubuntu system

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS with dual boot system(other O/S windows 10). I had one hard drive and now i added another hard drive. Allocated around 840GB for Linux. In the past I just mounted ...
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Resizing partition (hdd/ssd)

on my vps, I got total 140GB HDD, when I building my server in web panel (debian) using 140GB, then I login to shell/ssh and issue command df -h it shows only 9GB, but rest of it is available, I need ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 Dual boot

As I am a noob in Linux being as I only started using it this week, I was wondering for help I have a Laptop running Windows 10 and while I love Windows I never had enough space or Logical Processing ...