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 boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu?(Ubuntu preinstalled) SSD & HDD System76 laptop

I have a system76 laptop (Kudu Professional). It has an i7 core w/ 8gb of ram also a 250 GB SSD with a 1 TB HDD. The Kudu came with Ubuntu pre-installed(version 15.04). My question is: How would ...
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Mac OS X, Ubuntu dual installed incorrectly; what is the preferred way to go back and try again?

I thought I had installed rEFInd Boot Manager correctly, partitioned my Mac HD to reserve 30GB for Ubuntu, and when I rebooted my computer, I could chose between operating systems. Unfortunately, ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on EFI System

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I can't create more than 4 partitions

I had installed Ubuntu to my Dell Inspiron laptop with 3 partitions. After I installed Windows I was unable to create new partitions, since I already reached the maximum number of partitions. So I ...
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“The disk drive for /media/ext-hdd is not ready yet or not present” is shown every boot time

I used ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 as dual boot. windows was in sda2 drive. I removed windows and sda2 drive became empty which was not writeable. I was able to write in that drive following this. ...
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How ot install ubuntu on a USB stick and make 100% sure you won't mess your internal HDD install?

I learned the hard way that when you install ubuntu to a usb stick it messes up your boot partition and the install of your internal hdd can't run anymore. Well, what is 100% fool proof way to simply ...
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Where is my Disk Space?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and i am having trouble with lost disk space i have 130 GB on my main disk where Ubuntu is but i haven't really downloaded any huge applications, the only big applications that ...
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Installing Lubuntu 15.04 on SSD forces formatting?

I'm trying to install Lubuntu on a laptop with one SSD and one HDD, both had Linux mint 17 prior to current install. I've secure erased the SSD and would like to partition it my way rather than have ...
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How to resize Linux partiton to other end of partition?

This must be a common question but I don't know how to phrase it to find the answer. Background: I have recently got a new laptop, it came with win8, and immediately after removing a ton of ...
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How do I mount my new 3TB hard drive?

I just bought a new Western Digital hard drive (3tb) off Amazon, which the reviews suggested I could use with Ubuntu as a secondary drive. sudo fdisk -l gives me: Disk /dev/sdc: 3000.6 GB, ...
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Installed grub to wrong partition

I was helping a friend remotely to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8. He installed Ubuntu to /dev/sda7 and when it asked for where to put the bootloader, he selected the same (/dev/sda7) When he ...
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UEFI Dual boot not recognizing windows 7 partition?

Been messing around with Ubuntu, I actually installed it as my only OS but since my graphics card(AMD) kinda sucks on linux(For gaming purposes) - I have to have a windows partition. However, ...
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ubuntu fails to boot after erasing windows

I have been having problems with my sister's Lenovo ThinkPad L440. She erased her windows partition alongside Ubuntu. It had a 100 MB boot partition and the actual OS. It was not surprising that it ...
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alert does not exist. dropping to a shell (external disk)

It used to be simple start the system from an external disk/usbstick. "But why make it simple when you can do in complex" I am trying boot ubuntu from USB-stick (xubuntu that is). What I have done ...
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Creating a shared data partition with Windows or Ubuntu?

I have a HP Pavillion laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my hard drive for a dual boot, and I am thinking about creating a shared partition accessible through ...
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Installed Ubuntu on a thumb drive with full disk encryption. Doesn't accept the pass when mounted on another install

I checked the full disk encryption (and home dir) options when instlling Ubuntu 15.04 on a thumb drive. The installation was done as you would do on a HDD. It works fine. However, i plugged the thumb ...
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How to delete the Swap partition? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.10 thats dual booted (with windows 7) with 6 GB of RAM and i want to delete the swap partition without having any errors when booting into Ubuntu if its possible how? BTW my Linux ...
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How do I move empty space on hard drive

I have a 500GB hard drive, internal, and it is split as follows: Partition Type Mount Point Size Used Flags 1. /dev/sda1 ntfs /media/BackupHD 433.55GiB 408.76 boot 2. ...
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recovery of files from the home folder to delete the kernel by accident

I'm starting to use linux and decided to use ubuntu 14.10 mate! one of them was that of an innocent I ended up deleting my kernel system in order to increase the space in the folder/boot ja that my ...
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Encrypted SWAP partition creation after ubuntu 15.04 installation, 15.04 installer bugs!

Today I decided to install clean copy of 15.04. Using the installer partitioning tool, I created an encrypted luks system volume, then created an unencrypted SWAP, clicked continue, then got an error ...
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What is ideal partitioning scheme for triple booting Arch, Ubuntu, Windows 8.1?

Shown below is my current partition configuration (which is supposed to triple boot) with, 350MB partition for bootloader and MBR of Windows, I guess 100GB partition for Windows 8.1 45.02GB partition ...
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Useless partition?

I deleted a swap partition on /dev/sda6. The next time I booted my computer, grub gave me a message saying "no such partition", along with the recue prompt. I used my rescue CD and messed around with ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu on Mac using newest version of Yosemite

The good folks at Apple are not so helpful. So, hopefully the Ubuntu community knows what to do. Using my Macbook Pro, it appear the newest version of OS X Yosemite (10.10.3) does not allow mac ...
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Western Digital Hard Drive not showing the True Storage size after changing something with the Partioning in Ubuntu

I was trying to get back space from the hard drive since 32GB of it was free. This hard drive was used for my Macintosh Time-machine Backups.I have data stored on the non-viewable partition of this ...
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No GRUB after install ubuntu 15.04 with windows 7 Tried boot-repair and EasyBCD

I'm new to Linux or Ubuntu, installed Ubuntu in one computer no problem. On this Sony can't make it work. Already try boot repair, Easy BCD 2.2 from windows and still doesn't work. Received this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Hardware RAID 5 and LVM

I have an existing database server setup with RAID5 (3pcs 1 TB disk - usable is 2TB). One of its partition is /data is LVM. There is production data already in there so we opted to create another ...
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Help with corrupted NTFS partition

My Ubuntu isn't able to mount a partition. It suddenly became unreadable because of a corrupt Master File Table. chkdsk /f is unable to correct it, saying: Windows will now check the disk. Corrupt ...
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Installed Windows before Ubuntu, both in BIOS mode, but GRUB install failed

Let me start by saying I've been trying to get it to work for 2 days, and that I've read a lot. The answer could be extremely obvious but I need someone to point it out. I was trying to dual boot ...
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SD card turns slow after split partitions and format

It's a class 10 SD card, and the speed is normal (about 10MB/s write) before I use GParted to split it into 2 partitions and format them as EXT4. But then the speed is only about 1.5MB/s write after ...
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How can i make my Ubuntu Partition bigger from gparted?

I recently installed Ubuntu (2 days ago) and i want to make my Ubuntu partition bigger using gparted i put the linux-swap thing off and then i added more space to my extended partition and then tried ...
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Ubuntu Swap Partition on HDD

I'm installing Ubuntu on my SSD and don't want to waste space on a swap partition because I have 16GB of ram, nor do I use hibernation. But as a precaution, would there be any drawbacks if I created a ...
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Install Win 7 on SSD while retaining Ubuntu dual boot on HDD

I have just bought a 120gb SSD for my computer. I currently run a 1tb HDD with dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want install Win 7 onto my new SSD (rather than cloning and migrating, which I think ...
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Odd behavior with certain disks and mounting

Whenever I mess around with a disk, (not quite exactly sure what triggers it), Ubuntu's partition searching system seems to bug out. I was trying to set up my camera SD card to auto-mount and when ...
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Error in formatting corrupted Micro Sd Card

Initially this 4 gb microSD worked for a couple days inside a cellphone before it stopped functioning. I have used an adapter to plug it into my computer making sure that the write protected switch ...
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Could not access an NTFS drive after making it auto-mount, Ubuntu 14.04 (Win7 not installed)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN. After making an NTFS drive auto-mount from Disks->Edit Mount Options->Automatic Mount Options->Mount at Startup(Checked). There are 3 volumes in Disks ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 on new SSD - the ext4 file system creation in partition #1 (0,0,0)(sdd) failed

I'm a linux noob trying to install ubuntu 14.04 to a new 120 gb Kingston SSD. I'm aware there are other questions relating to this but I cannot find anything useful. Apologies if I have overlooked an ...
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Partitioning a Netbook HP-Mini 110

I would like to ask about partitioning a Netbook HP-Mini 110 with Windows7 Starter. I want to make a dualboot in it together with Ubuntu 14.04. But the thing is, it already have 4 partitions and it ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 fails to boot into a live session from a live USB, but only when my SSD is plugged in

Specs: Xubuntu 15.04, GTX 770, i5-4690k, 8 GB RAM, Corsair SSD, Hitachi HDD. Whenever I boot into a live session, it always fails to boot when I have my SSD plugged in. This is most likely the result ...
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Can I move the contents of the boot partition to the root drive? [duplicate]

So the updater told me my /boot partition is out of space. I came here from this answer, which recommended (if you can't expand it directly) to just move the contents of the boot partition to the ...
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Landing in the GRUB command line at start up (bcs of XFS filesystem at /boot!)

Edit. The problem that I landed directly in the GRUB command line was another bug than originally asked for - see the answer. I changed the title accordingly. I think the title says it all. I'll ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 5548

I recently purchased Dell Inspiron 5548 with a pre-installed Windows 8 OEM on a HDD 1TB with Single Partition. Is it possible to install Ubutnu 14.04 on it? Is there issues related for my model for ...
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Resize ext4 Partition to >2TB without data loss

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Trouble Deleting a Partition Containing Grub

Update: I have resolved one of my problems myself, but still need help to delete a partition. I left the original post intact in case someone has a similar issue and can quickly reference this post. ...
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I keep getting the same GRUB error?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Every time I start my computer, I encounter the error: '/boot/grub/x86_64-efi/normal.mod' not found. Here is a screenshot of my hard drive partition: I have ...
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How to List Unmounted partition of a harddisk and Mount them?

How to list the disk partition when they are unmounted? And how to mount them through terminal?
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problem in making an extra partition beside the main partition

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Ubuntu 15.04. fills up root partition automatically quite quickly!

I have got a funny but bad problem. The root partition is filling up quickly and automatically. I can see that there is a continous read and write process on this partion. But I cannot stop it. It is ...
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Recover external drive after faulty clone

I was trying to restore my formatted D partition using testdisk by following the first answer in this Q&A In one of the steps I was supposed to clone my D drive to an external HDD and did so ...
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I am having trouble mounting my external hard drive

I get the error Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/harish/My Passport: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" ...