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

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How to free space while ubuntu drive is formatted from windows

I'd installed two windows 8 and Ubuntu. I installed preview of windows 10 in place of windows 8 and wanted to delete Ubuntu. I deleted Ubuntu partitions from diskmgmt.msc but this space is unallocated ...
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I dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. If I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 Technical Preview, will that overwrite my Ubuntu partition?

I just want to make sure before I begin the installation process of the Windows 10 Technical Preview that when it's installed, it will limit itself to overwriting my Windows 7 partition, not my Ubuntu ...
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Problem with re-sizing partition in ubuntu

I formatted whole disk of 320 GB and install ubuntu 14. Now I want to re-size partition to install windows 7. I am using GPART to re-size partition as this question. There is no data in my disk of 320 ...
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root file system?

tried installing using wubi, CD and usb. Only the wubi and the cd was able to boot, but then a message popped up while verifying, failed to partition the selected disk and no root file system. I want ...
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Should I partition?

I have installed ubuntu on my pc and I am wondering if partitioning my hard drive is possible? If that is possible, is it necessary for me to do it?
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Ubuntu cannot see disk partitions when installing

I've got Toshiba Satellite U50t-A-10H with Win8.1 installed, UEFI, HDD 750GB + 32GB SSD cache. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on it. I've split my disk, made 200GB free unallocated space and booted ...
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windows hibernation mount isssues, attempting to reset lost password [duplicate]

to make a long story short, I've lost a sheet of paper that had a password that i changed. i am attempting to use Ubuntu to reset the password. I've seen various instructions to do this, as well as ...
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How to boot into different partition?

This arises from trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04. The upgrade failed, so that when I tried to reboot I got an error: file not found message and the grub rescue prompt. (Up to that point, ...
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Format HD using disk utility

I have a new hard drive that I will use only for storing data. I am following the instructions from: http://www.ubuntulinuxguide.com/ubuntu-1204-lts/hard-disk-partition - but I can't find this ...
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I am wanting to switch from Ubuntu to Debian [on hold]

I currently have the newest supported version of Ubuntu - 14.10 - Utopic Unicorn. I want to switch to Debian. I have been up all night trying to figure this out. I just can't seem to get my computer ...
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How can I tell if there is data on an LVM volume?

I recently installed Kodi (formerly XBMC) over an install of ubuntu that had become unusable after an 'upgrade'. The OS is on an SSD. I also had a couple of 2TB drives with video files on them. Now ...
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lost data while creating partition

I found similar Q/A..but mine is lil bit different. today is bad day..I lost my all collection of movies,images everything :( what I did actually I have windows 8 in my pc I planned to install ...
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How to delete and merge old version of Ubuntu with latest 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on window boot of already dual booted system, but it still boot in start from old Ubuntu. full explanation. I had dual boot of window 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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how to install Ubuntu Server with GPT GUID Partition Table

How do you install Ubuntu server on an empty 4TB hard drive using GPT GUID Partition Table? I came from FreeBSD and in the FreeBSD installation, you can select the Partition Scheme (APM, BSD, GPT, ...
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GParted stuck, details say resize was sucessful

I'm trying to rezize the ntfs partition on an internal harddrive (not a drive that has an operating system installed, just extra storage). The Details say 'successfully resized NTFS on device ...
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Dual Boot Help: Ubuntu and Windows 7

Recently I spent a decent amount of money on a new mid-range build. i5 4460 AsRock H97 Pro4 Kingston Hyperx 2x4GB MSI R7 260X EVGA 500W PSU Crucial MX100 128 GB SSD Western Digital CB 1 TB HDD ...
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Moving Bootcamp Partition to Empty Space

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on my late 2009 iMac. I would like to triple-boot it with my already existing Mac and Bootcamp partitions. I am following this tutorial and it says Use Bootcamp ...
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my partitions are wrong

I am using Ubuntu 14.10, when I installed it, I decided to use the recommended option "automatically use entire disk for Ubuntu", this was OK for me 'cause I just use GNU/Linux, after some months ...
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Persistent Ubuntu 14.04 USB fails to boot after creation of ext4 casper-rw partition

This question is related to IMMERZL's answer in the series "How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB". I used UUI to create the persistent bootable USB using 14.04.1 amd64 ISO. I ...
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PPC PReP Boot from image disk

I have a disk image, which in turn is divided into four sections. Osnavnaya task to extract the contents PPC PReP Boot . That's partition table. Which is not similar to the partition table. sergey @ ...
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GRUB Rescue after Disk Clone

I need a little help from a GRUB expert. I just cloned a 1 TB Seagate drive onto a brand new 2 TB Hitachi, and before swapping them out, I decided to boot-test it. It's tied to my computer through a ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit onto an Acer v11 touch

This is a very brief question with a very long intro, which I've provided for context. LONG INTRO I have recently been trying to install the AMD 64 bit version of Ubuntu 14.04.1 onto my Acer V11 ...
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Grub not running after formating my first Ubuntu partition

I've had installed Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome alongside Windows 8 on my computer, but a few days ago, I decided to remove one of those Linux Ext4 partitions (Ubuntu, which Grub was also installed on it). ...
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Problems installing linux mint on clean hard drive: Server authorization directory error [migrated]

I've had some issues with a dual install of windows and ubuntu lately. I decided to clean things up by wiping my hd and just reinstalling linux mint. I've read linux mint was ubuntu-based and i was ...
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Ubuntu does not detect windows 7 partition help :(

Basically my problem is the same as this one -> Why does Ubuntu 13.10 not detect my Win7 partition? But no one seems to answer it please I need your help guys, I need it for college. I am running ...
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Problem with installing testdisk in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but by mistake I deleted all partition. Now I want to recover the lost memory by installing testdisk . But when I try to execute the command sudo apt-get ...
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Is it possible to resize linux installation partition?

I have received this desktop, and it has both windows and linux installed. But I don't use windows and the helpdesk has allocated a massive amount of memory to windows. Is it possible to completely ...
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Recover overwritten partition

I need some help recover files from a partially overwritten partition. I will start with what happened. I was trying to make a image out of my hard drive using dd, but I found somewhere online that ...
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What is the safest method for repartitioning space from the / partition?

I've got a 240GB SSD that I'm using as my boot/applications drive and only have Ubuntu 14.04 installed, so no finagling with Windows or OS X installs. I originally partitioned off 40GB of that 240GB ...
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Windows 7 installation INSIDE Ubuntu 14.04.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu but I did not partition my 500GB HDD at all, so basically it's one partition. Now to install Windows 7 in the installed Ubuntu, I had to create a partition using GParted, but can't ...
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Screwed up partitioning, are my old files redtorable?

i recently started looking into ubuntu and wanted to install it on my laptop (lenovo T430s). When i was using the installer it asked me if i wanted to make a "swap partition" or something like that. I ...
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Should the swap partition be on an ssd or hdd? Or can I use a swapfile? [duplicate]

Lots of posts mention installing the swap partition on an HDD instead of an SSD. Does this really matter? shutdown and startup my windows 8 several times a day and it uses the ssd for it's hibernation ...
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Should /var/log be on an hdd partition when / is on an ssd?

I keep reading that /var/log should not be on an SSD as it gets written to all the time. I'm installing Ubuntu and SSD and am wondering if I really need an extra partition for this folder on my HDD, ...
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Question about installation: Does Re-installing ubuntu over previous Ubuntu partition delete files?

I installed windows 8,1 and I think the bootloader got messed up and I tried the "check disk for errors" when you first boot the installer and it fixed them, but ubuntu wouldn't start. I have the try ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 install does not show install alongside windows 7

I downloaded the Desktop 14.04.1 for my HP Pavilion dv7 running windows 7 64 it. I then followed the instructions to make a bootable usb drive to install Ubuntu. However, during the install process, ...
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Uninstall Windows on dual boot and install Lubuntu

This is a Gparted screenshot of my hard disk: /dev/sda3 and /dev/sda5 are Windows and /dev/sda7 has Ubuntu. I would like to uninstall the complete Windows partition and install Lubuntu on that. I ...
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How to Remove overwrite Ubuntu on Windows 7 [duplicate]

How to remove ubuntu on windows 7, which is install ubuntu firstly latest version 14.04 LTS along side of windows 7 then it is overwrite in on windows 7.So how i have recover my whole data or ...
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can i find my files after installing ubuntu

I have a windows 8 OS with a C partition and a D partition. in the D partition i have important files, so i think i will do this: let the files in D. install Ubuntu 14.10 in C by formatting it and ...
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Problem with driver partition [duplicate]

So I have a serious problem that I cannot solve. My computer came with windows 7 installed on it. I decided to completely replace windows with Ubuntu erasing everything pertaining to windows. Now I ...
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Nothing works only mouse moves

Ubuntu boots, shows desktop and mouse moves but no other interaction seems possible, no clicks, no ctr+alt+t. I've cloned my dual-boot Ubuntu(3.13.0-44?)/Win7 to a new SSD drive I copied only the ...
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Can you automaticaly mount partition when a program needs it?

Is there a way to mount the partition automatically when calibre starts? My calibre library resides on another partition. I made it so so that I can use the library both in windows and in ubuntu. If ...
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Lost ext4 partition table [duplicate]

I have a 2 TB disk which I use for data. Running Ubuntu 14.04 from another physical drive and Windows from a third physical drive. On the 2 TB drive I have (or, had...) one ext4 partition filling out ...
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Overwritten windows 8.1 boot partition with linux boot files, now can't access other OS on my laptop [closed]

I tried triple booting with Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Linux (mint 17.1 to be exact, but there is no mint forum, so it should be a relatively similar response on the ubuntu forum). Windows 8.1 and 7 ...
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Flash Drive Partitioning

I have been trying to use a Kingston 16gb flash drive that has worked great up until now It is unformatted but when I try to format it in Gparted, It says that I need to make a new partition table. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation doesn't recognize Windows 8.1 partition [duplicate]

I have tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit alongside Windows 8.1 64-bit for several hours, but i can't seem to find the solution to actually installing it without removing my Windows 8.1 from the ...
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Lost Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows 8.1 install at 2nd partition

Greetings to everybody, not sure if anyone had the same issue previously, but could not find any similar (or i wasnt that patient to search :) and in that matter i apologize if am making duplicate ...
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Encrypting a whole disk

If I have a HDD which is unformatted, that is all partitions deleted. Is it possible with Ubuntu to encrypt the entire thing is there some command/program that can do that for me? I have a Netbook I ...
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Which Ubuntu to go for? [duplicate]

To start with I am completely new to Linux in general. After my Windows Laptop became very slow due to a bad sector of HDD, I tried Ubuntu by booting from a live USB drive. It literally blew me away:D ...
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I screwed up a dual boot (Windows 7 + Ubuntu 14.04.1) so bad that no OS will load and I had to buy Windows again [duplicate]

So heres what happened: I had Windows 7, partitioned so that 64GB of unallocated space would be used to install Ubuntu side by side Windows 7. My live CD booted up and gave me the error message: Could ...
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Unable to go back to windows 8.1 and unable to open other partition

I have a Dell laptop that came installed with Windows 8.1. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04, but I'm unable to open Windows 8.1 any more and in Ubuntu there are other partitions but I cannot open them. ...