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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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Lubuntu 14.04 won't start at all

I'm trying to install lubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo s205 laptop since Windows have rotted. It works fine running on a live session from USB (apart from the WiFi, but that's a different problem). When ...
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Check where Home partition is mounted on - Tmp folder question

i've followed this guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving to change my home directory partition. After the reboot looks like that everything went fine, but i would like to ...
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Install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine

I want to install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine on my Ubuntu partition (running a dual boot machine Win8/Ubuntu) I have 2 questions: Can I install the virtual machine using the empty disk space ...
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Ubuntu Studio installer hangs at setting the partition size

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Studio alongside OSX 10.8.5 on a 2013 Macbook Pro from a flash drive over a thunderbolt adapter. When I run the installation everything seems to be going well, maybe a ...
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Unable to access a Drive

I am new to this platform so I don't Know much about Ubuntu, Now I have installed the latest Ubuntu version that is Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64 bit), I already have windows 8 installed in my PC and I have ...
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Files impossible to wipe, where are they saved?

I installed Ubuntu on a USB disk, my installation is: sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 7773 MB, 7773585408 bytes 240 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1020 cylinders, total 15182784 sectors Units = ...
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Dual boot xubuntu 12.04 installation error

I tried installing Xubuntu 12.04 in my laptop that already had a Windows 7 installed. I chose the option of "Something else" from the install options and proceeded to the partition-selection screen. I ...
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Restore EFI System Partition to state before installing Ubuntu

I found this thread that says how to delete GRUB2 Uninstalling GRUB from UEFI laptop But I'm not sure if it applies to me or if I'm doing the things correctly, I'll attach a few screenshots about the ...
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It would appear I've ruined my 1 tb hard drive, please help

So I had Ubuntu installed on my first hard drive which was ssd, that install worked and everything was fine. I decided to move it to my second hard drive, sdb, and I put it at the end. It was like ...
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windows 8 data lost while installing ubuntu 14.04

I had windows operating system. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 operating system by over writing windows 8. But I lost 5 GB of data which was very important. I tried test disk tool to recover data.But ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 aborted due to low space on boot [duplicate]

I have tried upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 but got the message The upgrade has aborted. The upgrade needs a total of 90,6 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an additional ...
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Help me installing ubuntu

I looked up guides to install ubuntu, but they all say that you can choose the option: "install along windows". But The option is long gone, so i read... . Now i shrinked my windows partition, and get ...
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testdisk - ext3 partition overwriten by Mac's timemachine

I had 2Tb drive having 2 partiotions: 1600 Gb - ext3 and 400 Gb - fat32. planned to use 400GB partiotion for mac's timemachine backups. Once I attached the drive via USB port on my mac it asked to use ...
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why my ubuntu 14.04 live DVD not allowing me to install ,it reboots repetedly?

i am trying to install ubunt 14.04 LTS with win 7 .I first made the free partition space in windows through hd manager .after that when i choose the option of something else it detects the drive but ...
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How can I view the total disk space taken up by all operating systems?

I have a dual boot system with windows and Ubuntu (trusty). Now, when I am in Ubuntu, I can see the disk space I have, which is 25.7 GB. It also tells me that I have 1.8 GiB of memory.Is this the ...
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Questions related to ubuntu and data storage

I am about to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release. I had Ubuntu 14.04 and installed emerald, and now I am unable to get the unity nor I am able to access my data. Only option left was to do ...
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Problem with free space at home directory

I used Windowns until september 2012. Then I downloaded Ubuntu on my computer and since then I always use it. But recently I'm facing problems with space when I'm about to upgrade some packages. But ...
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Is this partition scheme suitable for Ubuntu 14.04?

Before I really start getting into Ubuntu, I would like to know if my current partition scheme is suitable. I am dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on a 750GB HDD drive. When installing Ubuntu, ...
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Cant boot win7. Boot loader installed on SSD

I have 500gb hdd and 32gb SSD on my ASUS laptop UX32V On HDD there was WIN7 On SSD I just have installed Ubuntu (/,/home,/swap and boot partition) After all I realized that I have made a bad choice ...
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Split encrypted Ubuntu installation into multiple encrypted partitions

I run a standard Ubuntu installation with LVM-Luks-based encryption which was set up by the installer. Now I would like to split this installation up since I want to use my home with another Ubuntu ...
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Is there any way I can restore my system from this point? [on hold]

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 [duplicate]

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? [on hold]

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 SSHD? [on hold]

I'm going to install Linux on Lenovo B5400, which contains: 500GB Hybrid SSHD with a 8 GB SSD and 500 GB HDD Designing partitions for my 2 Linux distros was quite easy before, when I had only HDD. ...
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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 ...