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

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Dual-booting a new build. --Which OS first?--

I'm building my first desktop and I have this idea that I'm sort of obsessed with, and I think I need someone to tell me to calm the heck down. I'm want to install Windows 8.1, update it, install ...
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EXT4-fs errors and sd errors. Rejecting I/O to offline device

System Configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 server 64bit HP Proliant dl140 g3 32gb of RAM Intel X5365 quad core 3GHz LSI SAS1068 2x WD black 2TB SATA HDDs in RAID 1 Errors: [ 2044.430919] EXT4-fs (sda1): ...
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converting logical partition to primary partition

I am booting windows on ubuntu 14.04 but during the time of installing it is just showing logical partition who can I convert logical partition into primary partition to install windows alongside with ...
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Install Ubunut Mate alongside Xubuntu

I'm new to ubuntu and its derivatives. I'm having only Xubuntu (latest) installed on my laptop of 500GB HDD which was installed couple of weeks back. Its running fine without any issues. Recently ...
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Steps to partition hard disk while installing ubuntu 14.04

I'm using windows 8 in my lap and I wanna install ubuntu without deleting my windows. I had three drives in my hard disk out of which I managed to create a new empty drive of 50 GB using windows disk ...
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How to reinstall Windows Boot Manager?

Is it possible that if I completely wipe my hard drive (also deleting all partitions on it) and put it to NTFS, it would bring back Windows Boot Manager. Therefore, I can install windows again?
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Partitions errors and boot issues

My partition table is this WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS!!!! /dev/sda Free Space 1MB /dev/sda1 efi 536MB 33MB /dev/sda2 495843MB unknown /dev/sda3 swap 3725MB ...
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Problems dualbooting Ubuntu and windows

i wish to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 with windows 10 technical preview and i get this error when installing ubuntu ==>>/dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it ...
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seeing partions on hard drive in unbuntu 14.04

how do you see and adjust partitions on hard drive in Ubuntu 14.04, want to add Openelec to second partition
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Multiboot ubuntu, Elementary, Windows, joint swap or sparate ones?

I've been using Ubuntu for a long time with dual boot alongside windows 7, and used EasyBCD software to create Linux entry in the MBR, now I want to install Elementary without damaging either Ubuntu ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.10 using something else option? [duplicate]

I have 3 partitions, in which c drive contains windows. I have to remove windows and i want to install ubuntu 14.10 to c drive. I dont want to create new partitons. How can i install ubuntu 14.10 ...
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Windows Xubuntu Dual Boot

I was trying to install xubuntu on my laptop and I choose to resize the disk, the windows partition, but it was taking so long doing so that I closed the installation now I was gonna try again but ...
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Installed ubuntu into a data partition and lost about 44 gb important data. Anyway to recover?

So here is a summary of what I have been doing today. Dual booted a laptop (windows 7 64 bit home & ubuntu 14.04); diferent partitions + a data partition. had to install grub manually (done ...
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Just now burned the Ubuntu disc

I have seen how you try Ubuntu before you install it. Once I install it do I have to change anything in the hard drive or do I just follow prompts to install ? If I have to set the partition size how ...
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Change the OS boot sequence?

I've been installed the Ubuntu 14.04 in partition of hard drive other than C: drive like E: or F: drive first, then after few days later i installed the windows 7 in C:drive. After windows ...
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Encrypting filesystems on 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 server on an HP ProLiant ML110 which had previously been running 12.04 and which has two additional hard disks containing data in an unencrypted form. I didn't ...
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Only put certain directories in home to another partition

Before anyone wants to mark this as a duplicate: I do not want to put my /home on another partition. I'm going to buy a 250GiB SSD to replace the 640GiB HDD in my laptop computer. However, since ...
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Grub editing and rearrange

basicaly I install new SSD drive for my laptop, install win7 and ubuntu on it, then put the old hdd as a slave drive to expansion slot. I totaly repartition old drive but still my GRUB instead of ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on boot up

I down loaded Ubuntu to DVD, not my hard drive which doesn't have enough space. I placed the DVD in the drive and shut down. On start up it did not launch the DVD but took me to the log in choice: ...
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No disk space after installing Ubuntu Server

I have just picked up a HP Proliant DL380 G5 Server, with 2 Dual Core Xeon Processors, 16Gb Ram and 4 x 146Gb SAS drives for £33 on ebay. Bargain. The idea was to get hands on with Ubuntu Server. I've ...
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How to resize Ubuntu & Windows partitions?

I've set my grandson's laptop to be able to dual boot (Vista and Ubuntu). I'd like to give as much space as possible to Ubuntu as Windows isn't used much. I'm pretty noob to Linux and have no real ...
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I accidently deleted all the partitions on my usb drive [duplicate]

Now I can't find it on my computer. ..nothing is idiot proof.
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Ubuntu not working after formatting windows partition

When I formated my partition with Windows 8.1 on it and nothing else and restarted the PC the top bar disappeared, the menu bar disappeared, I am unable to start the terminal, the windows don't have ...
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Insallation Help - Input/Output Errors when Trying to Install

Well, I'm not very good at computers, but my Acer Windows 8.1 CPU has had it's partition or hard drive deleted. I tried resetting my computer with a windows boot usb, tried refreshing and I kept ...
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How to make an Ubuntu down load bootable

I have dual boot Ubuntu/windows. I want to kill windows and have one large partition for Ubuntu. I saved the Ubuntu down load to DVD. I had to. Not enough room on my drive. I tried to restart and ...
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Best way to mount /tmp in fstab?

What is the best way (options, those numbers on the end) to mount a /tmp partition in /etc/fstab in terms of security and speed on a desktop (laptop) computer (read: not server)? I've heard about ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on MacBook 5,5, can't boot from USB flash drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) on a mid 2009 Macbook Pro. I am attempting to follow the instructions here: ...
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How to read/mount full ubuntu volume from now external hard drive

Yesterday I decided to upgrade my laptop hard drive to an SSD. I was previously running Ubuntu 14.04 on the HDD that came with it. I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on the SSD. I would like to mount up ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on 1TB HDD - partitions capacity

My machine is lenovo g580 (20150) 8GB ram I have 1 TB hard drive in it, and becouse i have never used any distribution of linux, i don't know what should be my partitions capacity (/, /Home, /Swap I ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu on Mac, always wants to boot into Ubuntu

If this has already been asked before, I apologize and if you could point me to the answer that would be awesome. I have begun the process of dual booting my Macbook Air with Ubuntu 14.10. Whenever I ...
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Can you install Ubuntu on a Windows 8 laptop without CD/DVD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 8.1. I do not have a CD/DVD drive nor a USB stick. What I would like to know is how to install Ubuntu on a partition of your main hard drive without a ...
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How to remove Windows and partition on dual boot system

If I have a copy of the latest Ubuntu installer on DVD can I run it from within Ubuntu or simply boot from it and then be given the option to remove windows and the partition so I have just Ubuntu on ...
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With an existing partitioned drive, windows 7 on one and Ubuntu on the other, how can now get rid of windows?

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu on my Windows 7 system, going the partition drive route. I'm now out of space on the Ubuntu partition and can't do any updates. I want to get rid of Windows and the ...
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Lost all partitions by installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I had 4 partitions(C,D,E,F) with windows 8.1.But when i installed ubuntu 14.04(i choose to replace windows 8 with ubuntu) i was unable to find any of my D,E and F drives in Ubuntu.I tried testdisk it ...
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How to partition hard disk after installing 14.04? [on hold]

When I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I did not create any further partitions on my hard disk. I would like to create partitions now, but I am not able to do using the GParted partition editor.
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How do I become root on Ubuntu if I need to resize the partition table? [duplicate]

The issue is that I want a application to resize my partition table. It is easy. The application requires admin. privileges to do it's operations but Ubuntu somehow is not giving it permission. It ...
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How to deal with very frequent failure to inform the kernel about modifications to partition?

Moving multiple ext4 and vfat partitions in gparted 0.19.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 constantly causes Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda13 -- Invalid argument. This means ...
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Partition Issue [on hold]

Ive been trying to parttion my 32gb usb to put ubuntu on it(not sure if that even works) and it hasnt fiishe going on roughly 10 hours so far , is this normal? or is it simply not possible? EDIT; this ...
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How can I force startup-disk-creator to install to a specific partition?

I'm trying to make the ultimate boot stick. I've already installed the Windows RE on a partition and shrunken it down to 500 MB (/dev/sdb1). Now I want an Ubuntu LiveCD. So I create a new partition ...
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Unable to access a NTFS partition [duplicate]

I used testdisk to retrieve some partition I lost when installing Ubuntu from windows, however I did got all the partitions back but I cannot access one of of them in which all my Projects are, I ...
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Will a fresh installation of Ubuntu recognize two drives that have been in a RAID?

I have a computer with three hard drives - one is the boot drive and the other two are in RAID1. The RAID is software RAID created during the Ubuntu installation. If I reformat and reinstall Ubuntu on ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted and cannot boot

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu 14.04LTS partition lately (with Arconis Disk Director under Windows 7), now I cannot boot either into Ubuntu or Windows. After I start my computer, I will be brought ...
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dd confuses grub (and gparted)?

The initial problem was this: I wanted to test the installer I was creating for my app, but of course every time I run the installer it modifies the system, and I needed a way to reset the system to a ...
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Installing Multiple OS and prepare the Partitioning

1-I want to install Unbuntu 14.04 or Mint 17 along side with Windows 7 and also I want to install Fedora 20 on my HDD so it will be 3 operating systems, is that possible ? 2-How I can prepare the ...
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Use Parted to change a partition's flag state

I had a Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with one SSD and one SATA hard drive. I had a problem with the SSD that my system was installed on. I replaced the SSD and installed a new 14.04 on to a it. The /home and ...
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I need help in creating swap after installation 14.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu and forgot to create swap during installation... So I did cut off 4GiB out of my system partition and I'm confused what to do next? I can reboot Ubuntu everything is fine but when I ...
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tried to change home folder location, now can't log in

So obviously this is my first interaction with Linux. Finally got Ubuntu installed and I tried to move my home folder to another partition and followed the instructions here: ...
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Just getting started with Linux

Heyo! Very excited to get using Linux. I'm a low level IT support tech and am used to windows, and never considered Linux just because there wasn't any reason to do so. Picked up a free Lattitude ...
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Attempted ubuntu 14.04 install alongside windows and ubuntu 10.10

I have searched, and nothing has helped me, so here goes. I downloaded and installed the new version of ubuntu to run because my faithful maverick meercat is starting to become unstable and freeze ...
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Trusty Tahr 14.04 fsck.reiserfs not installed by default [closed]

So I upgraded to Trusty 14.04 today and wanted to put /var on a separate reiserfs partition. The installer doesn't have support for reiserfs anymore :-( But apparently the kernel still does so I ...