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

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Safely move (and extend) Ubuntu Partition

So I know this question has probably been asked before but I am having trouble finding an answer specific to my problem and I really dont want to ruin my machine and have to reinstall both operating ...
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I no longer detect any OS or hard drive after updating from 12.04 to 14.04

I updated the my system from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I had installed the OS on the partition /sda. After I restarted my system, I was taken directly to boot menu and the boot menu no longer showed that ...
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separate home partition using space on root partition

I have an encrypted installation with separate home partition and recently started seeing notifications of running low on disk space on my home folder. I thought it was weird because I know I haven't ...
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Weird Lines when Dual Booting with Windows 8.1

So I recently decided to give Ubuntu a whirl, so I tried to dual boot it alongside windows 8.1. However, when put it on my USB and booted from there to install it. I immediately got yellow/orange ...
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Shrink Windows Partition, Extend Linux Partition

I installed Ubuntu with 10GB of space, hoping it'd be sufficient. Needless to say, 3 months later I am out of room. I'd prefer just to extend my Ubuntu partition, but I'm already out of room on my ...
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Windows 8.1 is not booting after i installed ubuntu 14.04

I am new to ubuntu. I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 in a free space of 26gb by clicking something esle while installing(i gave 2 gb swap area and rest for '/ ' but didnt gave any for ...
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Default HDD partitions on Dell Inspiron 3551 laptop

I got a brand new dell inspiron 15 3551 with ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. 3,7GB RAM, Intel Celeron CPU N2840 2´16 GHz x2, Graf. Intel Bay Trail, HDD 500GB. It comes with the following disc partitions; ...
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Invalid partition table after ubuntu installation

I got a laptop which had a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7, I only wanted to have ubuntu on it and remove all the data of the previous owner so I chose to reinstall Ubuntu on the whole disk, now ...
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Hard drive space question

So i've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside my mac osx on my macbook pro. When i wanted to install, i chose to install it alongside my osx. And then i could devide the partition. So i did 88GB ...
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Error whilst creating partition

Original error message in german Error wiping newly created partition /dev/sdc1: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: Fehler: /dev/sdc1: Initialisierung ...
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How can I delete all the partitions and start afresh?

Owing to bad planning and lack of foresight, I messed up primary/logical partitions on my new 1TB HDD. I need a dual boot Ubuntu and Windows, and one 100gb unallocated space just sits there in the ...
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Win 7 on HDD and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

new machine, 258G SSD, 500G HDD. Main purpose of the machine is for data analysis, and Ubuntu is my preferred OS. Nonetheless, there are times when I need to use Microsoft Excel, therefore I do need ...
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Problem with Multiboot and Grub

Sry for my Bad English, I am from Germany:D My Problem is that my Grub bootloader had a problem a few days ago,I couldn't change the options with Grub Customizer or anything. It says that a file is ...
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Operation System not found after installing Ubuntu 15.04

I had my perfectly working Dell XPS with several ubuntu based distros installed on it (ubuntu 14.04, 15.04 and elementary luna and freya) Then I tried antergos and installed it to one partition. ...
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Black screen with white underscore not starting and no option for reboot

After installation from bootable USB it worked well, but when restarted after some time,this black screen occured. Any fixes for this? And the purple screen also doesn't come. It only stops at the ...
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How can I back up Ubuntu partition before reinstall?

I want to re-install my Ubuntu install for various reasons. Before doing this, I would like to back up my Ubuntu partition, in case something goes wrong (highly unlikely). I have backed up entire ...
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Windows gone and ubuntu not working [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 and i installed correctly by creating partitions and the laptop finally says restart to use ubuntu but when i do , it agains diplays a gnu grub version showing ...
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After intalling Ubuntu it says that it will format loopback 1 and 2 and somethinmg like that

I recently installed ubuntu using wubi. After installation it asked to reebot so i reeboted my computer. Ubuntu starts and says something like format loopback 1 as ext 3 and loopback 2 as ext 4. I ...
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Clearing Discs With Ubuntu & Windows to Install Ubuntu Only

If you look at a recent post I had some trouble with partitions. I messed up a couple of things and now I am extremely annoyed at my poor installation of Ubuntu. When I go to boot options I have two ...
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Windowse/Ubuntu dual-boot disk separation

I have a HDD and an SSD. I have a win8 and Ubuntu in two separate partitions on my SSD. First win8 has been installed and then Ubuntu. Boot-loader grub comes up and I can select my OS. Now, I feel ...
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Cannot move unallocated space

I want to resize the /dev/sda6 to ~50GB. But I can't do this, because the unallocated space is on the wrong position. How can I move the unallocated space to the right and resize the sda6 partition? ...
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grub(violet screen) did'nt apppear

previously i had windows 7 and windows xp.I formatted the drive containing windows xp .i installed ubuntu 15.04 through USB and allocated the previously formatted drive to it.ubuntu installed ...
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Unable to update Ubuntu because /root is too small [duplicate]

I have 14.04 LTS and when it was installed there were three partitions it looks like from Gparted. Is /dev/sda1 which is the /root Is /dev/sda2 which is Extended and does not show anything for ...
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Is there a way I can partition my HDD without booting into LiveCD/USB?

It will not let me partition, it says the same amount for max and minimum amount of free-space, and the option to partition is grayed out, is there a way I can partition the HDD without using a ...
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how to increase ubuntu's performance(overall)

I have a 1Tb hdd(internal in laptop) which I have divided in 750Gb (windows partition) and 100Gb ubuntu partition , my ubuntu OS is quite dull(over all performance including boot and multitasking) ...
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Backup live server, migrate to new hard drive (simulating recovery from hard drive failure)

Goal: to take image of live system, transfer to new drive (from MBR, to GPT), separate /boot from / partition, and not have to go through tedious system re-install and re-configure from fresh. ...
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Best partitioning guide?

I really apologize to all of the users as I'm sure you are tired of seeing partitioning threads. But I got myself into an interesting situation. After figuring out I had to turn off some features on ...
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VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem

I'm using a Ubuntu 14.04 server. There are errors in the /var/log/syslog file, like this: Jun 26 11:25:36 compute4 kernel: [64813.543046] FAT-fs (nbd4): bogus number of reserved sectors Jun 26 ...
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Can I triple and quad boot?

I dual booted ubuntu with windows 7. I learned that ubuntu creates 2 partitions, one being storage and the other being SWAP. Here is a picture of my Disk Management. I'm wondering is it safe to ...
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Did I Dual Boot incorrectly?

I dual booted Ubuntu with Windows 7. I dual booted by shrinking my drive to 45 GB. This was for ubuntu. After I dual booted, I noticed that there was a small primary partition. I found out that this ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14 and accidently removed Windows 7

I wanted to install Unbuntu 14 alongside Windows 7 today (Windows was already installed). In the install menu i choose the "something else option" and gave Ubuntu 200 gb + 8gb for swap like 56mb for ...
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Cannot boot into live windows cd/usb - Having trouble with partitioning

I can boot into gparted live cd yet I cannot boot into win 7 live cd, neither can boot into live xp usb(I am sure this usb works). I believe, most probably, the problem is my partitioning. I've seen ...
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Three partitions after I dual booted ubuntu?

The first OS I had installed was Windows 7. I then dual booted ubuntu 15.04. After I go back into disk management in Windows 7, there shows 3 different partitions. My main windows 7, ubuntu, and a ...
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Can anyone help me remove Ubuntu please

My son was using Windows 7 on his computer and decided he wanted to duel boot with Ubuntu, he attempted to shrink the partition but could not , so he downloaded another program to shrink but i think ...
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My Notebook Wont Pass Motherboard Boot Screen after Ubuntu

I've just installed an Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. I had an windows 8 installed on it before. Created a new partition for installing the ubuntu through Easus Partition Master (Windows) The Linux ...
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GRUB2 issue after removing windows and reinstalling ubuntu

Short version Cannot restore EFI partition with boot repair. Create a proper partition AND put a /EFI/ folder into it, then used boot repair Original question I originally had a dual boot with win 8 ...
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Resize disk in VMware

Trying to make the disk size larger in Ubuntu 15.04 server running in VMware ESXi 5.5 Steps done: downloaded vm from server to local fusion app running os osx. resized the disk space allocation ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04, then Ubuntu 15.04 and now lost Windows

My computer only had Windows 7 when I bought it. Because I am an amateur programmer, I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 (duual boot) For some personal reasons (stupid ones), I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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File system root low disk space

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 a month back. It all worked perfect but after two days I repeatedly got the notification - File system root low disk space 0 MB left. I had installed everything ...
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Resource sharing in case of guest OS and other questions

I have a 32 bit Windows 7 box with 1.2 TB of disk space and 4 GB of RAM. I have installed Oracle's VirtualBox and running Ubuntu 14 64-bit inside it. While installing Ubuntu I created a partition of 8 ...
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No HW detection installing Ubuntu 14.04 from liveUSB

This is my first post, I hope to be correct. I have a laptop which contains a 320 Gb HDD disk and a 32 Gb SSD disk. The SSD is only for accelerate the pc, and is not available to use as a storage ...
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Moving the boot partition

I have the current situation: As you can see there is a 500mb chunck to the left of the boot partition that I would like to recover. The final setup I want is: where I am leaving 22gb left to ...
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Deleting windows partitions: which one I can safely remove?

I currently have my disk partitioned as shown in the picture. I want to remove all windows related partition (and tidy up the partition table a bit in the process, removing weird 1mb partitions if ...
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Installing Ubuntu LXLE on 4GB SSD and external /home partition

I have been trying to install Ubuntu LXLE on a 4GB SSD with no other hard disks in an old laptop. It fails during install and I have found out that it is because it takes about 4150MB for a full ...
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Bootloader/Grub can't boot but recovery works but still can't boot

Hi I have an issue with running ubuntu on sdcard The usb is 8gb and partitioned into : sda1 : 900MB (FAT32) sda5 : 512MB (swap) sda6 : 6GB (EXT4) root Ubuntu 15.04 is already installed. But when I ...
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Moving Files to Their Correct Home

While reading this post, you may feel that this question has been asked many times before, but given the different types of situations in all those threads, I'm not quite sure which set of ...
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Dual boot with windows and user GRUB

I have 3 storage devices. An SSD with windows on it and 2 HDDs. I want to install Ubuntu on one of the HDDs but I want it in a way that when the computer starts up I get the GRUB selection thing. Im ...
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Reduce the win7 partition?

I'm absolute beginner in the Ubuntu universe (but I like it!). I installed Ubuntu a week ago in a Hp laptop with win7. I have a little (tiny) knowledge about programming, but the technic-languages ...
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I want to install ubuntu on main hdd ams then have two additional drives set up in raid 1 for storage needs.

I want to do a fresh install of Ubuntu on my machine using a total of three hardrives. I want my small 500gb HDD as my boot and main storage for my system. I then want my dual 1tb HDD set up in a raid ...
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What is upstart and why has it made a 38.1 GB file in ~/.cache

Randomly today I got a "disk is full" dialog, indicating I only had 1gb left on / and this quickly became 100mb of free space. So I ran the disk analyzer and found a massive 38.1 GB in ...