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

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resize partion ubuntu 14.04

I have a dual booting laptop with Win7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 14.04 I need to resize the Ubuntu partition, but I prefer not to re install the whole thing. Is it possible? How?
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Resize extended partion without live CD or USB

My Gparted picture: http://i.stack.imgur.com/s6X7V.png My problem is similar to the problem described here: GParted wont resize extended partitions with the small difference that I'm not able to run ...
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Safe way to setup Ubuntu14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 with a SSD

I just bought a new notebook, (ASUS UX301) and was wondering the best (or safest) way to get Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1. I know this question is subjective, but I am mostly concerned ...
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Ubuntu partitioning and dual boot install on Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

I just purchased a Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, which has secure boot and uefi. I have minimized the Windows 8 partition to 100 GB. What I need to know is: 1) Should I move the free space to the end of the ...
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is it possible to modify the partition size occupied by the system while the system is running?

I have Ubuntu 13.1 and I want to migrate to 14.4. My partition was badly designed because the space is not sufficient to upgrade to 14.4. I've tried to remove temp file and previous system but it is ...
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Partition seen as full but is in fact empty

I've been dual-booting win7-ubuntu. Now I've deleted windows and I want my ubuntu partition to allocate more space. Since the ubuntu partition was on the left side I deleted the windows partition and ...
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About transferring ubuntu bootsector

How can I transfer ubuntu BOOTSECTOR into windows loader partition? I went to this link [http://pw999.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/windows-7-linux-dualboot-using-bcd-instead-of-grub/][1] But was not ...
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No option to install alongside windows/ after choosing something else shows all the hdds in blank 100% free space

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition alongside windows. When using the installer that option is never there only "format and install Ubuntu". Created an unallocated partition and the ...
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I made some mistakes while partitioning

Evening, when I was partitioning my HDD I made some mistakes appearently, I thought I could solve them later, but it's becoming quite difficult, I have 4 partitions and something called 'useless ...
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How do I copy over a partition ignoring errors?

I had a disk with a lot of surface errors that I used until a couple days ago when I got my new ssd. I want to know how I could completely copy over my home partition but ignore all errors while doing ...
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Extended Ubuntu partition taking more than it should

Consider the following picture, As I understand from my research, partition 0 is an extended partition which doesn't exist physically, but it's only a partition that includes more logical ...
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Partioning a dual SSD & HDD latop, complete guide

I have bought a nice Asus Zeenbok, one with a 30GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. Can anybody help me with a complete guide to partitioning the two? I can figure and judge the sizes myself, and I have tried ...
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Partition table on external HD gone

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04. I have a 2Tb external Western Digital HD that stopped working overnight, and I'm worried I might not be able to recover files from it anymore. It has three partitions, all ...
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What is the best strategy to clone and dual boot an existing OS?

So my setup is looking something like this: I'm using Grub2 I have 4 logical partitions (1 of which is an extended partition) (Logical Partitions): /dev/sda1 (fat32) /dev/sda2 (fat32) /dev/sda3 ...
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partition size for Linux

I have got 1 TB of HDD and 4 GB of RAM and I want to install Linux alongside Windows. What is the best partition size to make for linux.
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Cloning Ubuntu and creating dual boot?

I want to experiment with Ubuntu and see if upgrading to V14 will cause me any issues with my installed software. Through the LiveCD I have used GParted to successfully resize my filesystem ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu Studio on separate internal hard drive

I am wanting to install Ubuntu Studio onto a separate internal hard drive than what my windows 7 is installed on, the part I'm having trouble with is the fact that this drive is not empty, so I'd only ...
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Ubuntu Bootloader Help

I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu on my PC (quite old) alongside Windows 8.1. My BIOS mode is Legacy BIOS so no worries about UEFI settings. I have a separate partition (Local Disk E: 30GB) for ...
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kernel / initd boot settings

I have 2 seperate harddrives in my pc, one with windows 7 (working) and one with ubuntu. I am unable to boot into ubuntu for some reason :/ I installed easyBCD to correct the windows bootmenu and used ...
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Can't Resize File System Partition after Installation of ubuntu 14.04 AMD64 Manufacturers Mode

Installed 14.04 AMD in Manufacturer's Mode.. Everything is working good yet but Can't able to resize or unmount the main partition.ie file system partition...to create /home,/user partitions i've ...
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hi…i m not experienced but i had dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. i deleted Ubuntu and freed memory using disk manager…now [duplicate]

i m not experienced but i had dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. i deleted Ubuntu and freed memory using disk manager...now i get error:no such partition grub rescue> i used the following video ...
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gParted throws an I/O error while creating a NTFS partition

Whenever I try to create a NTFS partition with gParted, I get this error (bolded for ease of sight): GParted 0.18.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize Libparted 2.3 Create Primary ...
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Ubuntu installation confusion

I need to know what are the things that are required to successfully install Ubuntu on my PC alongside Windows 8.1. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but every forum/site mentions ...
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how can i dual boot with an already ubuntu computer if i have a harddrive i took out of a windows laptop with all its info on it?

ive looked and looked but cant find anything but repartitioning and creating both on one harddrive. what i want to do is take my built computer that i have ubuntu 13.10 (updating to 14.04 as im typing ...
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Partitioning in Ubuntu?

I just want to ask what "/" and "/home" means? What if I format my PC and re-install Ubuntu? Does it affect the / and /home directory? I want to protect my files in case Ubuntu crashes and I need to ...
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I want to overwrite curupt/damaged win xp with 14.04

is there a full proof way that a beginner can easily overwrite win xp with ubuntu? I am presently running 14.04. love it! between grub rescues and mounting/partitioning problems, i am considering a ...
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How to roll back failed gparted ext4 partition growth

I had a 12TB ext4 partition which I wanted to extend to 18TB. I've added the new disks to the RAID and after doing that I wanted to re-size the partition to occupy this new space. I started the growth ...
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How to move GRUB installation to a different partition? [on hold]

I have a laptop for work. I originally had Windows 7 on it then I installed Linux Mint 17 to dual boot. During my installation of Mint 17 I accidentally installed GRUB on the wrong partition (sda2). ...
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Installing ubuntu fails with “??? ???” message

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso), but always get error message same to one from this question (and same stage of installation): When installing Ubuntu, I get ...
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Can't install Windows as dual boot after Ubuntu

I've a quite complicated problem related to dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. At first I had Windows 7 installed in my laptop but then when I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04, I somehow ...
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How Can I Get GRUB to Work After Restoring Deleted EFI Partition?

First time posting here for help. So Friday night I was playing around with GParted and accidentally deleted several partitions. One of the was an unnamed. After doing this, I restarted and I was ...
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How to recover accidently formatted partitioned hard disk while i was checking centos dvd

My story is a bit different, i was just check a custom allot centos dvd to verify that it was burnt correctly on a dvd, so i booted from the dvd, and it gave me some options to continue into the gui ...
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Is it possible to install windows7 on Ubuntu14.04?

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A REPEATED QUESTION AS THE QUESTION SIMILAR TO THIS HAVE ALL FAILED TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM. I have tried to install windows 7 on ubuntu-14.04 with a live USB stick, but I ...
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error attempt to read or write outside of partition

I am getting following error after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on laptop. I have created 3 partitions and installed Ubuntu on primary. error attempt to read or write outside of partition Entering ...
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Lubuntu allow non-admin to mount drive without admin password

Question 1: I'm the administrator of my Lubuntu system. I only have one "Desktop User" account for all kids. But when ever the Desktop User tries to access or open the "Data"[NTFS partition](Drives ...
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No Internet access on Ubuntu-ubuntustudio 14.04 or Debian 7.6! [on hold]

Well, here is my story. I have been using Ubuntu for 4-5 years now with a one-year break for Windows application compatibility reasons. Several days ago, I decided to try Debian. I had dual boot ...
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Problem partitioning ubuntu as dual boot

I have installed windows 8.1 (64bit), when i try to install ubuntu alongside with windows, it doesn't shows the Alongside windows option, and when we select sometlthing else option, it shows as if the ...
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How to install Ubuntu on dell laptop which already have windows 7

I have Dell-Vostro 1540-amd64 architecture-500 GB Laptop. Had two partitions with 270 GB for Windows 7 and remaining is unallocated. Successfully installed Windows 7 on 270GB partition. I want to ...
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Can't Boot into either Windows or Ubuntu

History I first installed Windows 8.1 and left around 60GBs Unallocated. Then I tried installing Ubuntu with a USB, but the partition table I had made did not show up. I then tweaked some settings in ...
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Can't get GRUB menu to work after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and had it set up for a dual boot between Ubuntu and Windows 8. Everything worked fine until I decided to try reinstalling it with the root partition on an SSD ...
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Processing time to delete files from linux-installed partition

Recently I observed that the time taken for my laptop (2GB ram laptop on Intel Core2 Duo processor) to delete folders consisting of a lot of files and subdirectories took considerable time (for ...
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Regarding Extended partition of hard disk after installing Ubuntu

sir, I want to create some extended partitions of my drive.I have already created 3 Primary partitions viz. 30 Gb, 30 GB and 252 GB. but when I'm creating extra partitions, there is showing an alert ...
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GPT partitioning on a bios/non-efi motherboard with a SSD

I have a 2 year old Intel DH67CL1 BIOS motherboard(non-efi). I am reading about GPT partitioning and wonder whether it is useful in my case. I have still reservations whether to use GPT and what ...
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Where exactly is my second hdd?

Im completely new to ubuntu, so this might seem like a silly question, but I'm not sure where to locate my second hdd. I installed Ubuntu onto a computer that had 2 already formatted hard drives in ...
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How would I speed up a full disk dd?

I am doing a dd on two identical drives with this command: dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=4096 Both hard drives are the exact same model number, and both have 1TB of storage space. /dev/sda uses a ...
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Problem with partitions (deleted all of them)

A few months ago, I had Windows 8 as the only operative system on my computer and I wanted to install Ubuntu, having both operative systems on my pc (dual boot). However, after supposedly installing ...
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restoring the applications settings

I am reinstalling Ubuntu with a separate home partition. I have been told that when I do this all the data in the home partition will not be harmed(when I use manual partitioning of course) and that ...
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How to format entire HDD to it's factory condition? [closed]

I tried to install an image onto a secondary HDD but wasn't able to make it work. Now I want to wipe out everything on the HDD to it's original factory condition so I can try again. I tried using ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Z97X-gaming gt with nvidia geforce gtx 780ti card

How to install ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with windows 7 on a SSD, system is Z97X-gaming gt with nvidia geforce gtx 780ti card and intel i7 4790k So far after getting throught install the machine ...
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Booting Linux from USB on a Mac

I'm only posting this question because it seems I've been trying to get this to work for the last 2 weeks and feel like im exhausting my options. I'm trying to build a persistent Linux system ...