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

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Why do i have 1.79GB used in a partition i just created?

I am trying to make a partition to install Ubuntu 15.04 on it. This partition was used by another OS, so i deleted it and created a new partition. The problem is that this new partition has 1.79 GB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS Workstation Installer Doesn't Recognize Windows 7

I'm a new user evaluating Linux distros. I have a Dual Boot system (Windows 7 and Fedora 21). I would like to install Ubuntu into the partition currently occupied by Fedora (/dev/sda3). The Ubuntu ...
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Installation hangs on partitioning step

As titled, I tried to install today the 15.04 x64 but it hangs at the partitioning step. I have a partition for window and one for ubuntu, I already formatted the ubuntu one so now I am stuck ...
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Cannot boot to SteamOS after upgrade to 15.04

A quick overview of my system: I have Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and a Debian-based OS (specifically SteamOS) all installed. All of them booted just fine before yesterday. Yesterday, I upgraded to Vivid ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 along side Windows 8.1

I have a 120 GB SSD in my laptop, and it runs windows 8.1 (not preinstalled). I have countless times dual or triple-booted the laptop when I ran Windows 7. Now I want to dual-boot it with Win 8.1 and ...
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How to recover corrupted data

So, here's my situation. I have a 1TB hard drive with three partitions: /, /home, and swap. / and /home are formatted as ext4. I was trying to install Arch on my hard drive, but I didn't do my ...
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Performance driven, future proof desktop partitioning setup: SSD+HDD

I just got 2 new storage devices, a 128GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. Currently I have Ubuntu 15 (Desktop version) installed on a 2.5TB HDD (16GB RAM). And I would like to move Ubuntu to the SSD and my data to ...
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can i add space to sda1 boot from sda2 extended

I tried getting help in another post (SDA1 almost full. What do i do? [duplicate]) and was told it was a duplicate.everyone was helpful and i tried the suggestions as well as going to a post on how ...
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I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 from a USB stick and “Resizing Partition” has been stuck at 0% for about an hour and a half

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 from a USB stick (created with this) on the only disk in a new machine that I've just built. When I got to disk partitioning I picked the first option. It's ...
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Powered down my laptop during a drive partition, any way to save some data?

I was in the process of partitioning my laptop drive which was running the latest version of Ubuntu when I was forced to turn it off, knowing the damage it could cause. When I turned it on later it ...
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Boot-sector size is constant?

I read that first sector on any partition needs to be reserved for bootloader, regardless of weather it is used or not. But sector sizes changed from 512 to 4096 bytes. So how much space must really ...
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Missing a lot of partitioned hard drive space. (Not worried about losing data) Please help!

I recently installed windows 8.1, which stopped working and became corrupt. I tried loading linux to clear my hard drive partitions, and it says I only have 24 gigabytes of total hard drive space ...
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Creating an SD disk image from scratch: “you must specify a filesystem type”

The really short version: I am trying to create a disk image that includes an MBR/bootloader provided in another image, and one partition with a root filesystem provided in a tarball. Creating the ...
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Installing Grub on a cloned SSD with W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

First af all sorry if its to obvious but i'm a newbie. I have a regular hard drive with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 currently using grub as bootloader and I want to replace the HD with a smaller ...
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Ubuntu on Chromebook

So, I recently bought a Toshiba Chromebook 2 and have I've tried everything to wipe Chrome Os off the SSD or to "Legacy Dual Boot" to run a full blown Linux Distro. So in my efforts to get a full ...
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Tried to move /home to new hdd, ended up deleting /home

Installed ubuntu to a new computer with one SSD and one HDD. The OS naturally I installed on the SSD. after using it for a week or so, configuring everything and downloading stuff I decided it's time ...
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error after creating partition

I have a duel boot pc windows7 and ubuntu 14.04. windows is installed in c:/ and ubuntu in on d:/. I had shrinked the volume of c:/ and created a partition named e:/. Then after restart I get the ...
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Preseed installation of 14-04-server from USB — disk selection

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive and a preseed file on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350, etc). This preseed file contains multiple ...
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Inaccessable Ubuntu Partition

I am having a bit of trouble with my Ubuntu installation, I am a Linux Noob so please excuse me. I installed Ubuntu, disabled fast boot, partitioned the disk removing the pre-installed Windows 8. It ...
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Testdisk can't/won't recognise hard disk

After moving a number of hard drives from an Ubuntu desktop to dedicated Ubuntu server, I'm finding it hard to get Ubuntu server to recognise one of the drives. It's a 4tb WD green which was formatted ...
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Gparted Error “Unable to satisfy all the constraints on the partition”

I have dual booted Windows 7 & Ubuntu 14.04 with EasyBCD, i.e. I have installed grub on the Ubuntu root partition & added entry of linux to Windows bootloader using EasyBCD. So effectively i ...
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Why does TestDisk ask me to create an image of an image created by ddrescue?

I've got a Mac OSX Mavericks of which I created an image, using GNU ddrescue: ddrescue -r 1 -n -S -v /dev/sdc/ /media/John/partition/macosx_backup.img /media/John/partition/macosx_backup.log ...
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14.04.2 Installer detects partitions, but not other OSes [duplicate]

I am trying to dual boot Win7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my SSD. I've just installed Windows and I'm not too far in to wipe or modify if necessary. The ubuntu 14.04.2 installer detects my ...
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Does Steam install games to the / (root) partition? [duplicate]

As far as I know, Steam (and pretty much every other application) is installed to the "/" partition. If that's the case, why is such a small "/" partition recommended? Couldn't one or two Steam ...
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Using Wubi to install directly into a blank partition?

My intention is to shrink my current windows partition to make a new fresh partition into which I can install Ubunutu. I currently don't have access to anything that I could use to create a bootable ...
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SDA1 almost full. What do i do? [duplicate]

Ive been using my ubuntu 14.4 system for awhile now.Its just Ubuntu,i havent installed it along any other os.learning as I go. Ive been doing allot of updating removing and downloading. So much so ...
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What is safe to do while reinstalling from an almost bricked xubuntu?

Chronological order of events: Flashed, and installed play-Linux distro. see: http://play-linux.com/about; Poorly installed a non hybrid propriety driver: nvidia 349; Manage to install nvidia ...
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How to grow LVM partition to include newly released partition (now unallocated space)

I had a Windows partition and I nuked it in favor of a VirtualBox VM. Now I could use the extra space it was occupying. LVM2 is in use on the Linux side but the Windows partition which has since been ...
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Capacity of pen drive shown is less than the actual

I have a 8 GB pendrive. I used to write raw data into the pendrive (without creating filesystem) using the dd command. Today, when I inserted the pen drive, the I am unable to write anything on to ...
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Cannot mount partition

I am unable to mount my two of the partitions (NTFS) currently. When I double click on it from the file manager, a pop up window says unable to access {disk lable}. Not authorized to perform ...
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Unable to access Windows partition from Ubuntu live USB

I have a Meegopad T01 mini PC, which has a 32-bit only UEFI firmware. I booted to my Ubuntu live USB and when I opened Gparted, I saw a lot of mmcblk0p* partitions like this: All of them have a red ...
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Windows + Ubuntu dual boot not happening

This question might be a repeat of several other questions. But I have tried most of the solutions and beaten my head to understand the remaining. To no avail, however. So I basically have two ...
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Ubuntu installer won't let me install to my USB?

I am new to these forums and I have limited experience with linux so bear with me. I am using my 16 gigabyte usb stick to install xubuntu onto itself. I had entered the installer and chose to manually ...
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Anyone else having trouble accessing dynamic windows partitions from Ubuntu?

So, I have been trying to access my striped (software raid disk from Ubuntu) for at least six months. Now I know there are guides out there, but they are a bit hard to follow, at least for me. So I ...
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Question about moving Ubuntu partition guide step 6: grub-install -d

I've been following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MovingLinuxPartition and I have a question about step 6. It tells me to run sudo grub-install -d /media/<new partition ...
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Can't get access to my data on partitions after installing Ubuntu

I had three partitions on Windows before I had UBUNTU but now I do not see any visible partition but only a single sda1 partition: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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problem dual-booting Windows with EFI and 2 hard disks

I've searched everywhere for answers to the problems I'm having, and can't find a solution. I hope someone here can help. I have a Thinkpad T420 with two hard disks. The first hard disk is internal ...
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Ubuntu Error : “The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code”

I am trying to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 8.1. I get this error after I configure the "root", "home" and "swap" partitions. I am following this guide. Here is a picture of the error ...
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How to install ubuntu mate 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in two partitions but I now want to remove one partition and replace it with ubuntu mate 14.04. But I dont know how to do that. Please help. Also I have some doubt over ...
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Gparted showing complete drive unallocated [migrated]

Current Environment Information: Dual Boot with Windows 7x64 and Linux Mint 16 I am currently trying to install Elementary OS instead of Linux Mint. Windows works fine but Mint boots fine but has ...
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I want to partition my disk [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu 14.10 but I forgot to partition my drive. I need a separate partition for the OS and and my media files. Do i have to renistall ubuntu or can it be done separately? Thank ...
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Ubuntu installation takes the whole hard disk space, leaving no space for other partitions to be created

I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS (now upgraded to 14.10) from a pen-drive. Accidentally, I chose the whole of my hard disk space as the installation space - even formatting (or deleting, I can't remember) ...
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Backup ubuntu and eliminate windows

Laptop is currently configured for dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows7, Windows7 was the original OS, Ubuntu 14.4 was added later. 500G harddrive has multiple partitions. VirtualBox was added under ...
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I deleted ubuntu and now GRUB doesn't boot into windows anymore

I am aware that if you just delete ubuntu, your pc isn't going to work anymore. I followed this guide on how to repair the MBR but it won't work so now I'm doomed. it said to do: -bootrec /fixmbr ...
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Sometimes ubuntu ask me my password to mount and shutdown my computer

Sometimes Ubuntu ask me my password to mount my partitions (and I haven't set this feature) and whenIi want turn off my computer. I guess is related with a partition using GParted ( I do this to ...
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Mount Problem Error [duplicate]

I am unable to load windows 8.1 it gives me this message "Disk read error occurred" and refresh not working so trying to recover my files through Ubuntu 14.04. I try to access the hard drive,but get ...
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Ubuntu installation on a second partition [duplicate]

I have a little problem here. I had 3 partitions; one with Windows 8, one with programs that I use, and another with personal stuff. I've installed Ubuntu on the partition on which I had programs ...
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cant install windows 8 while ubuntu is already installed ! [want to dual boot] [duplicate]

I am having ubuntu 12.04 LTS , I was trying to install windows8 but at the partition selection i got this error " We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing partition" . But i had ...
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Accidently deleted boot efi fat32 how to make one for old ubuntu install?

I had the latest version of Ubuntu on my hard drive and deleted windows 8 with gpart. I noticed a partition called boot efi and it was fat32 so I assumed it was another partition associated with ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14 on an Asus Vivobook S46CA with 20GB SSD and 1TB HDD? How to do the partitions?

I'm new in Linux world. My entrance is due to the awful Windows 8 which came installed by factory in my Asus Vivobook S46CA (i7 / 6GB RAM / 20GB SSD / 1TB HDD). What a bad experience. So I've tried a ...