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

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Why is the space in pen drive lost ?

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Question about moving Ubuntu partition guide step 6: grub-install -d

I've been following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MovingLinuxPartition and I have a question about step 6. It tells me to run sudo grub-install -d /media/<new partition ...
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problem dual-booting Windows with EFI and 2 hard disks

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Ubuntu Error : “The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code”

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How to install ubuntu mate 14.04

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Gparted showing complete drive unallocated [migrated]

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I want to partition my disk [duplicate]

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Ubuntu installation takes the whole hard disk space, leaving no space for other partitions to be created

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Backup ubuntu and eliminate windows

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I deleted ubuntu and now GRUB doesn't boot into windows anymore

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Sometimes ubuntu ask me my password to mount and shutdown my computer

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Mount Problem Error [duplicate]

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Ubuntu installation on a second partition

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How to install Ubuntu 14 on an Asus Vivobook S46CA with 20GB SSD and 1TB HDD? How to do the partitions?

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Move my swap partition into my extended partition

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Issues dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on Lenovo z50-70

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Default Ubuntu or any derivate distro installation creates swap AFTER home (single partition installation)

Today I have encountered the same problem twice and the second one was actually just checking if the first occurence is actually something that has happened by accident. I had to deploy a Kubuntu VM ...
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Partitioning ubuntu installed harddrive

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Lost all my user data afer formatting windows from a dualboot with ubuntu 11.10 [on hold]

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Moving locked partitions

I have Windows and Ubuntu systems on my laptop. I need to expand Linux partition. Since I can expand partitions to the bottom space I need to move sda3 to unallocated space and then expand Linux ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 installer does not recognize partitions when trying to install dual-boot alongside Windows 8.1

I'm trying to follow the guide by Luis Alvarado at Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) for installing Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI in dual boot with Windows 8.1. I ...
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Partitioning SSD+HDD for ubuntu installation

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Installing Ubuntu On a Seperate HDD

I was wondering if I could install ubuntu on a 500GB HDD while there are already 2 other HDDs in RAID 0 with windows 8 installed. Any help is appreciated.
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How to format a drive with Ubuntu on it

Is it possible to format a drive with Ubuntu on it. I've tried the gpart way and I could only get the format option for the small partition, leaving the large main partition intact. After that I could ...
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Install ubuntu server how to set up the partitioning schame I want?

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How to fix partition table where partitions are moved outside of drive and are overlapping?

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Fix corrupted mSATA boot drive

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How do I change the minimum space on a partition?

I recently got ubuntu and arch linux, ubuntu for being useful and arch linux to learn how everything works. i have an 80gb hard drive and want to seperate everything into 40gbs for ubuntu and 30 for ...
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Internal drives partitions are not showing!

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Windows, Ubuntu and Grub with multiple disks

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baktrack installation stopped, the computer will not boot

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Can't match Ubuntu partitions w/Windows partitions for installation of Ubuntu

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Unable to mount hard disk partition in ubuntu 12.04

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Can't install Ubuntu from my USB stick [duplicate]

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Total newbee, Mac, is 222GB too much space in partition?

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Installed dualboot ubuntu & win7 on two separate drives

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I have this notebook: Notebook Kelyx Pcw20 Amd C70 Dual Core 14 1tb 8gb I can´t install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. Before I started I shrank the C: drive in order to have some unallocated space. ...
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How to make grub2 recognize other Ubuntu installations again?

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How do I recover NTFS partition table ? [duplicate]

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Expand Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

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