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

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USB HD on Boot: The disk drive for UUID is not ready yet or is not present

I'm a Windows user by necessity (work), so I'm not 100% sure of what I'm doing here. I put Ubuntu on my father-in-law's computer because he was breaking Windows every month. As hard as I'm sure he ...
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ubuntu is not starting up.a black screen appears with long list of commands nd the whole screen is unresponsive.Please help

/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg root: recovering journal /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root: clean,266475/19267584 files, 2388615/77050880 blocks ... after this there is long list of commands then the last line is ...
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is this best partition for ubuntu server?

I have 250gb ssd, 6x 3tb hdd and 16gb memory. I partitioned ssd; 16gb swap, 30gb /, rest of /home raid 6 for hdd and no spare, no swap just ext4 /home I will use this server for store all my media ...
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Swap windows and ubuntu partitions

I buy a new laptop with sdd and hdd disk. With windows 10 installed on sdd. I install ubuntu 14.04 on hdd first, but then I wanted to swap windows10 and ubuntu. At first I clone windows with easeUS to ...
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Installing Windows10 and Ubuntu on UEFI with GPT

I just preparing all for install Windows and Ubuntu together in one SSD. My plan is: - Install Windows10 in UEFI using GPT partitions - Install Ubuntu in UEFI using GTP (mount /boot/efi) Now, I have ...
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Virtualbox - win7 - hard drive virtualisation -dual boot

I'm dualbooting win7 with ubuntu for some time now. My main os is ubuntu, however for work purposes i need windows now and then... As I'm always booting in ubuntu, I have a win7 virtualmachine as ...
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Turn a normal partition installation of Ubuntu into an LVM one in a multiboot setup with Windows 8.1?

Is it possible to turn my Ubuntu installation into an LVM one? I wanted to install it with LVM in the first place, but at the time I installed Ubuntu I did not know it was possible to have a multiboot ...
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Can't install lubuntu because I can't install grub

I installed lubuntu through a USB drive, switching from windows 8 on a Toshiba Tecra R940, but now it won't boot (had the same problem with ubuntu). So, I entered the "try only" mode and using the ...
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How to rename a partition [duplicate]

I have partitions that I would like to rename. What are the terminal commands to do this?
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Linux partion not showing in Windows

Hey i recently installed Ubuntu gnome and the partion i made for it is not showing in windows. When i go to drivers it just says my C drive is the same size as before installing windows. Is this a ...
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How to replace current Ubuntu with an older version without harming the Windows partition?

I have currently Ubuntu 15.10 installed on my system in dual-boot mode alongside Windows 10. As I need to run an older version of OpenFOAM software on my machine, I need to replace the 15.10 with ...
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Recover .vdi file with Scalpel (or anything similar)

I want to recover a 45 Gig .vdi file. I did not delete it. I was resizing (expanding) my external harddrive partition (some 420 Gig to add some extra 40 Gig) on which many including the .vdi file ...
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mdadm raid1 not recognized if the HDs are put in another bay

I have created a RAID1 2TBx2 using mdadm in Ubuntu. The two drives are in an external bay (Icy Box IB-120StU3-Wh Dual Bay Docking Station) connected via USB to the laptop. Everything works fine. ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 with RAID 1

I want to install the ubuntu 14.04 desktop LTS on my computer. I have 1 SSD and 2 HDDs and I want to set the SSD as the boot drive and the 2 HDDs as RAID 1. Is this possible and if so, what are the ...
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Cloning full-disc-encrypted system unencryptedly onto new disc

Essentially, I'm following this answer to clone the unencrypted content of a system with full-disc encryption to a new (smaller) SSD, from a live stick. I thought that would just consist of mapping ...
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Expanding partition in Gparted backwards vs. moving backwards and expanding

Which is quicker and safer?: Enlarging a Gparted partition backwards OR Moving the original (smaller) partition backwards, and then enlarge it? Example demonstration Enlarge /dev/sda4 to fill ...
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Is swap area required? Can we install Ubuntu without a swap area?

I bought a new Lenovo B50-80 laptop with 4GB RAM, 500 GB HDD preinstalled with Windows 7 Professional. I would like to install Ubuntu alongside the existing Windows 7. For that when I tried to create ...
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Modification of Ubuntu 15.04 Install option [on hold]

Hi everything about the DVD I have is great, but I want to encrypt the install using VLM and LUKs but leave some room for a dual boot windows system. The installer as it is doesn't allow that because ...
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Boot Repair failed, what should I do

This is the pastebin result: https://paste.ubuntu.com/15009157/ I also got this message from the report but I don't know how to proceed with this. Can someone please explain this: The boot files ...
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Partitioning SSDs

I'm a lifelong Windows user, and absolutely new to Ubuntu. I just built this new computer and wanted Ubuntu on it, but there's a bit of a learning curve... I have a 32GB SSD (sdb) that I would like ...
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How to move ubuntu installation into another system with dual boot?

After my old drive (HDD_A) with dual boot between OS X Snow Leopard and Fedora17 stopped booting up for a file corruption, I replaced it with a smaller hard drive (HDD_B) and installed Ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu Installer doesn't show my Windows 7 partition

First, my PC has 2 SSD'S (128GB each) and a 1TB HDD. I first installed Windows 7 on my first SSD (C:) and with additional space on my HDD (D:). Then I made a 180GB partition on my HDD (shrink volume ...
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Bios not finding a bootable system on XPS13

Short version I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell XPS 13 (Option: Erase disk and install Ubuntu) but on boot, I have a message that no bootable system has been found. When I display the boot ...
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Can't find windows 7 partitions in ubuntu

Hello and thank you in advance I want to dual boot with windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04 but I am unable to read the partitions I created in windows. It does not give me the option to install alongside ...
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Increase the root partition size on Ubuntu Server 14.04

How can I increase the root partition size of a virtualized Ubuntu Server 14.04 using the CLI?
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Installing Windows 10 and deleting Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.10 (64 bit) installed on my laptop and I can't get rid of it. Tried making a bootable usb of windows 10, permission error. Tried looking for a solid answer to making a partition of ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a GPT partition table without using EFI boot?

I'm planning to install a new Ubuntu system on an empty hard drive with more than 3TiB of volume. In order to fully utilize the drive, the regular MBR partition table can not be used. How do I set up ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 - But no boot menu, only booting Ubuntu

Windows 7 is installed on my first SSD. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is installed on my second SSD. But when I start my PC it only boots Ubuntu and no boot menu appears. I can not get into Windows 7 anymore. In ...
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How to resize disc after permanently disabling swap

My computer has 16GB of RAM and only 32GB of memory on SSD drive so I want to get rid of those 16GB of swap that was automatically created. I have succesfully disabled swap memory following How do I ...
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Best partition scheme on 128GB SSD and 200GB HDD?

first here are my PC specs: 2x128GB SSD 1x 1TB HDD and 16GB RAM I have already installed Windows 7 on one of my SSD's. I did a partition on the 1TB HDD with Windows disk management. So Windows got ...
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15.10 Installation error: mce [Hardware Error]

While installing Ubuntu 15.10 I chose "Something else" option. Did the required partitioning as i have dual boot with WINDOWS 10 .So far i have installed UBUNTU many a times,so no big deal. And i like ...
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Installing Program in a Custom directory

I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I want to install Steam on this 1TB HDD but the default directory to install is /usr/bin or something (which is on my 120GB SSD). I need a way of installing all of ...
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Give Ubuntu more space

I just installed ubuntu Gnome, made a 20gb partition before installing but somehow there are now 2 partitions and only the one with 5gb gets used by Ubuntu how can I give ubuntu more space in this ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 won't show up

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. I've followed a video which instructed me to create free partition space and make one swap and the other /. Once the installation is completed it ...
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ubuntu wont load, partition no mount point or file system

Update 24hrs, took all day. Thanks for all your help. New hard drive, Ubuntu install & then testdisk & maybe e2fsck gained almost full accesss to the failed/blocked ext4 partition (which had ...
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Remove GRUB and keep a Linux system

I searched the Internet for instructions on how to remove GRUB, but the only thing I could find was using a Windows DVD to "repair" the system. I previously had a Windows/Linux doal-boot and removed ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: Cannot expand Ubuntu partition even though I have 14GB of unallocated space

I have 14GB of empty space on my drive, but when I try to expand my Ubuntu partition to occupy it, it doesn't seem to recognize the space. How can I rectify this issue and claim the free space?
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How to recover lost data after repartitioning

My computer had only one partition, C drive. I used GParted to squeeze up some space for a new partition, D drive. The total space for the single partition (C) was 200gb. I slid the scroll bar (on the ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu (UEFI mode) on a blank HDD.

My computer came with a FreeDOS. It has a 1 TB HDD and 8 GB RAM. Also, it is a 64 bit processor. Sadly the computer / laptop does not have a CD / DVD ROM drive. Fortunately, it has 4 USB ports. The ...
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Ubuntu Unused Space

I have an ubuntu server running. At first i only allocated 100Gb which wasnt enough. I added more space to the partition using gparted after reading how on several posts. However, even though it shows ...
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Disable Ubuntu boot menu when Windows is hibernated

I have a lot of folders in Ubuntu that are simple shortcuts of my Windows partition. I need to be able to Mount windows partition every time I load Ubuntu. Therefore, I want to disable Ubuntu access ...
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How to check if the swap partition is being used correctly in ubuntu 15.10

when I throw the command 'sudo swapon -s' no error or nothing shows up. I resized my primary partition and deleted my swap and reacreated it updating the values in the fstab file.......I would like to ...
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removing encryption on hard drive (decryption). Trying to install windows. error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' [duplicate]

Here is my problem. I was using for a long time then I was tired of windows so I decided to jump into the world of ubuntu. I knew nothing of ubuntu, but it worked out, I completely installed (with ...
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Resize efi partition on Ubuntu / Mac system on Mac Air

My Ubuntu and Mac both boot perfectly on my Mac Air. I have about 240 GB for each. But my Ubuntu tells me my efi partition only has 6mb of remaining space. In addition, my Ubuntu sometimes freezes ...
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Can't boot windows 7 after installing Linux

SOLVED Had to change the windows system partition type which was flagged as "Swap" for some reason to NTFS system type. I did this by logging into linux and changing it in the partition manager. I ...
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Some partitions don't appear

When I uselsblk on terminal, this is the output NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 298,1G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 1K 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 143,1G 0 part / ...
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Moving the root and swap partition to another disk

I have this settings on my boot disk: GParted HDD disk settings I've got a SSD and want to make it my system (all but /home) and swap partitions. I wonder if: 1- Can I use GParted to copy my ...
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Problem after mount LVM's logical volume as /tmp

I have two hard drives(both has Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). On the second hard drive(/dev/sdb) I created physical volume, then volume group and then finally logical volumes. I am moving one ...
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Extending partitions

I'm trying to extend my current Windows partition because it has too little space currently. I was triple-booting Windows Kali and Ubuntu but deleted Kali and now have 93GB left. I cannot assign it to ...
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Windows not loading after Dual Booting windows 10 & ubuntu 15

I am a complete Newbie to Ubuntu. I had Windows 10 upgraded from Windows 7. I dual booted it with Ubuntu 15, by selecting "Something else" in the installation menu, later creating partitions for ...