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

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Is there any way I can restore my system from this point?

I have encountered serious problems while experimenting with Linux (Ubuntu / Mint). A few days ago, I felt like trying Linux. I had Windows 7 installed on an SSD drive. Since I had one free HDD, I ...
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I am unable to boot into OS X Yosemite after having installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside, with rEFInd!

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside OS X Yosemite 10.10, with rEFInd, following the instructions of rEFInd about fixing a problem of booting among Yosemite and Ubuntu. I fixed it and it was ...
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partition space in Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and have some questions regarding the partition size. As you can see SDA1 is just 291G but my hard drive is 320 GB. So Where did the remaining memory go ? ...
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Swap Space Allocation Problem

I have a single 160 GB physical hard drive. I have Windows 8.1 installed on 100 GB (Local Disk C:). I left the remaining 60 GB as unallocated space for Ubuntu installation. Now, the problem is that ...
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Swap area verification table

I have only one OS in my PC -- UBUNTU. I wish to double the RAM. So, if I got a table to verify the size of the swap area space, it would be very useful (without going deep into the details); ...
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Does having NTFS partitions between my ext4 and linux-swap partitions create any issues in the future?

Partitions in my PC:- /dev/sda1 - FAT32 - /boot/efi - 512 MB - boot /dev/sda2 - ext4 - / - 244.14 GB /dev/sda4 - NTFS - 312.50 GB - msftdata /dev/sda5 - NTFS - 370.44 GB - msftdata /dev/sda3 - ...
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Windows 7 Ubuntu Dual Boot Installation with existing mounting partitions

My PC currently runs Windows 7. When I try to install Ubuntu it says the following: The installer has detected that the following disks have mounted partitions: /dev/sda, /dev/sdb Do you want the ...
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how to partition my disk after i have installed ubuntu

I'm a newbie. I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 3446. I want to partition my storage so that after installing a different OS (if I ever need to do it), I don't lose data, ...
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Unable to Mount NTFS Partiton [duplicate]

Error Mounting: mount exited with exit code 12: Failed to read last sector (819689471): invalid argument HINTS: Either the volume is a RAID/LDM but it wasn't setup yet, or it was not setup correctly ...
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Windows not showing on boot menu

I have to install Ubuntu for a project, and have been struggling getting it to dual boot on my PC. I had some problems getting the Ubuntu to show on the partition menu after I installed it, so I ran ...
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Is there any way that windows can access my home folder?

Is there any way that windows could access my home folder when dual-booting? I can't put my home folder on an NTFS partition, and Windows can't read or write to the default ext4 file system, and I ...
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Locating the GRUB partition

Prior to making some changes with GParted, I observe my disk in both GParted and the Ubuntu "Disks" utility. It appears I have only one partition marked with the boot flag in GParted (and having the ...
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How to design partitions for SSD?

I'm going to install Linux on Lenovo B5400, which contains: 8GB SSD 500GB HDD Designing partitions for my 2 Linux distros was quite easy before, when I had only HDD. I always had: 10GB for Linux ...
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install with full disk encryption and a larger swap size

I have a laptop with 8GB RAM. When I install xubuntu and choose full disk encryption during the installer, it automatically creates an 8GB swap. I want to hibernate the computer, and if the RAM is ...
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setup tmpfs on same partition as /etc

I'm using 12.04 LTS. How do I setup tmpfs (I'm assuming this is the tmp directory, please be patient with me I'm not very advanced with Linux) on the same partition as the /etc directory? Current df ...
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Not to alter my hard drives data

I currently have i windows 7 machine that has 4 internal hard drives , their sizes are not the same so i could spot and manage to difference them in the partitioning process: I have 2 hard drives of 2 ...
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How to copy partition table to multiple drives simultaneously

i have 11 drives where the same partition table is needed now im using sfdisk -d /dev/sda | /dev/sdb how can i do it for all of them at once not one by one
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Lost Swap Partition

I set up a new Ubuntu Partition a few days ago. Yesterday I installed the Kubuntu-Desktop to replace the Unity thing. Since I installed the new desktop the Linux-Swap partition won't work anymore and ...
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Create randomly encrypted swap when installing 14.04.1?

How do I create a randomly encrypted swap partition when doing a clean install of 14.04.1? This option was available in the text-based partman in 12.04, but I can't find it in the graphical partition ...
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Dual booting windows 8.1 + Ubuntu issues

I currently have windows 8.1 pre-installed on the laptop. I have a 840 evo 120gb and a 500gb hdd. I've shrunk the SSD and cleared 20gb free for ubuntu. However, when I go onto Ubuntu installation, it ...
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Not enough space when trying to transfer files from one HDD to another

Recently my hard drive started failing so i got a new one. I was copying my files to the new disc, around 350GB and around the half of the procedure - 1.5 hrs in - it stopped without giving any ...
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What is the best way to increase my Ubuntu partition?

I am now using Xubuntu in dual-boot with Windows7 and I need more space for Ubuntu. I had installed it for testing purposes because before 12.04 I had no support for this laptop, but now it works fine ...
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How do I use move space from /home lvm to root lvm

I have a root lvm with 10 GB, most of which is used, and a /home lvm with 877 GB. I want to resize the /home lvm to free up space, and then allocate that to root. I'm not clear on whether I can ...
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No option to install alonside windows [duplicate]

I created an ubuntu install disk on my flash drive, and i put it in and booted it up, but when i got to the installer, there was no option to run alongside windows. I only have the options of ...
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Why can't I resize a dynamic VDI with modifyhd command?

I see here How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine. It should work with a command like VBoxManage modifyhd xp.vdi --resize 2000 When the VDI has a fixed size you can get this ...
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Safely removing and reclaiming Windows partition when Ubuntu was initially installed via Wubi [duplicate]

I wish to reformat a Windows 7 partition, reclaiming it for use under Ubuntu 14.04 already running on the machine. Windows is no longer needed. The partition is mounted in Ubuntu and its files ...
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Best underlying file system type and configuration for HDFS

I would like to reformat a local drive partition and turn it into a partition for HDFS. Which file system would be most performant for running HDFS on top of it? Any optimizations I should take care ...
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How Do I Install Ubuntu 14.04 With Self Installed Windows 8?

I'm really screwed. I'm trying to hit the job from 2 hours myself but can't figure out what's wrong. Followed youtube, askubuntu as well, but no luck. First of all, what I'm trying to do is: I want ...
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Why won't my system boot off of a partition that I just transferred the Ubuntu install image to using the dd command?

I have a drive that I would like to install Linux onto, for eventual use on another machine. I want to bring the Ubuntu installer image onto a 20GB partition, and then boot into that. When I boot ...
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Hard drive reporting wrong size

I have a 1TB Hitachi drive that has been working just fine. I had to repartition it into vfat because a co-worker's Mac drive was dying and I needed to copy what I could. He took the 1TB drive home ...
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Create partition or install windows on the external hdd

I'm trying to install windows on the external hard drive, but nothing I have found until now didn't work (some of the instructions I didn't understand..) so I decided after a half of day to install ...
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When installing Ubuntu, can I use the dd command to copy the image to my 1TB hard drive for subsequent insertion into another machine?

Typically people are installing Ubuntu using a USB drive or burned DVD, but I don't have these. I would rather just go with installing to the destination hard drive itself, make it bootable, and ...
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install ubuntu12.04 on dell r710 raid 5

I have created a virtual disk 0 with raid 5 on Dell r710. This virtual disk 0 consists of 6 physical disks. Each disk comes with 1TB disk space. I used the bootable CD that I created to try to ...
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Triple Booting Mac, Windows, Ubuntu on Mac with Windows Already installed with bootcamp

So on my macbook I have OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Windows 7 Professional, and I want to install Ubuntu from a USB stick. I already have a bootable USB drive, and already installed refind. The problem is ...
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Shrinking root using logical Volume Management

Currently, Ubuntu 14.04 is my only OS. so, i decide to shrink my root to install windows 7. i use logical volume management but it says: "Logical volume is not mounted but is in use. Please close all ...
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Hard disk partition problems installing Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows XP

I'm istalling Ubuntu 14.04 using a DVD bought by Merchandise Mania and I want to install it alongside Windows XP.The installation gets stuck when allocating drive space to Ubuntu:the allocation ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, GRUB isn't boot manager

When I clicked "restart now" after installation (and after I tried out Ubuntu for a bit), I was expecting GRUB to come up right away where I could choose Windows 7 or Ubuntu 14.04. However, Windows ...
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How to deal with duplicated GRUB entries with different names?

As I told in a previous question, I was having GRUB problems with a dual boot PC with both Lubuntu and Bodhi Linux. One of the partitions (the one with Bodhi Linux) was messing with the GRUB entries, ...
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How to mount a partition on an internal drive using USB live

I have some problems with my computer. I can't boot, so I've booted it using live USB. I wanted to check what's going on with my computer, but I don't know how to mount the partition. On my disc ...
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Whoops! Low disk space!

I wasn't expecting to use Ubuntu for so long, and I heard that the partition thingy is fixed, you only get to pick how much space you want once You can't go back, that's what I heard Is there a way ...
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Checking of Residues of Windows

Years ago I had Windows OS in my System. But I now I am using Ubuntu only. I have 3 partitions in my Hard Disc Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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How to restore a LUKS partition?

My /home partition disappeared on my main HDD. I changed SATA slots, then I got strange "no lvm available" errors during boot when usually the password would be entered (I do not have any lvm setup at ...
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USB Drive Format Error

I am trying to format my 19GB usb drive. I am currently using gedit. sudo gparted It works, but with a nasty error. (gpartedbin:7382): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 7 was not found when attempting ...
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Transfering my Ubuntu install onto a replacement hard drive

Today I am planning on swapping out my ridiculously small 20gb hard drive, for a less small 80gb. Only issue is that it's my Ubuntu drive and I'd rather not go through the install process again. I ...
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Will Ubuntu format and erase the partition I intend to install it on?

I've never installed Ubuntu (or any linux distro) on a hard drive before but now I want to install it on a partition and have a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 being on the C drive and Ubuntu on the ...
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mint installation crash does not show root or partitions rives [closed]

I am trying to install mint version of ubuntu from a DVD. I get upto the choose partition section. However it does not show any drives?.. It is saying that no root system is defined? I am ...
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system reinstallation - only system partition

While doing the first installation of Ubuntu 12.04 I've made a separate partition for the system, to be able to reinstall it without having to clear all data. So I have / on one partition, and second ...
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System tries to install grub on usb instead of ssd

I'm trying to install Ubuntu server on my storage server. The problem starts in partition manager when the system wants the usb that i'm installing it from to be the system hdd. I change it to the ...
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Why there is 1.21mb unallocated space below ext4 partition in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? [closed]

And one more thing, I've created a home partition(15GB),I cannot save any files in the home partition. In home partition, if I right click in it. There are only two option, 1. Unmount 2. Properties ...
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Can't find the “free space” in the partition table while installing ubuntu

I am trying to install ubuntu with pre-installed Win 8.1, I shrinked the C parition and I have the unallocated parition in disk management .But when I am at the parition table step in installing ...