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How big is this disk, and do I actually have an additional 250Gb I'm not using?

I have an old laptop that has been running Ubuntu 10.04 since it was released, and I've really forgotten all about it's contents. I'd like to avoid any downtime if possible, however I discovered the ...
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1answer
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How can I enable two installed versions of Ubuntu to use a common swap space?

I have an Acer Aspire One AO751H, and I've got two Ubuntu versions on it: 10.04.4 LTS Netbook Edition (which I keep around mainly because I really like the user interface) and 12.04.2 LTS. I have ...
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How to expand the ext4 primary partition size in a VMware Player virtual disk?

I have a VMware Player virtual machine setup, running Ubuntu 10.04 as the a guest OS. The VM was created on a 20GB virtual drive, with a single partition for working space. Finally I got to the point ...
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1answer
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Extending the size of ubuntu partition

I have a computer which have windows 7,Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 12.10 respectively. This is my partition table The 21 GB ext4 is the primary partition of Ubuntu 12.10 and 18 GB ext4 is of Ubuntu ...
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1answer
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Internal hard drive, can't format [closed]

I cannot format anymore the hard drive of my laptop. Here is how I proceed: I am starting my computer with a USB live drive (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx). Then I start disk utility and try to ...
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how can I check if two directory are in the same partition in ubuntu

I forget whether I have mounted / and /boot to the same partition in my ubuntu 10.04. What command can I use to check it out? Thank you very much!
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1answer
564 views

Merge all split partition into root

Hi all, Currently I have partitions like the following:(Left to Right) '/' = 120gb /home = 100gb /media/data = 200gb Am using only the disk space available in /home. Currently am unable to use ...
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2answers
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How large should I make root, home, usr, var, and tmp partitions?

i install ubuntu server 10.04, have 64 Gb VHD. And want to separate partitions in this mode: /dev/xvda0 p on swap (2 Gb) /dev/xvda1a0 e on /boot (128 Mb) /dev/xvda1a1 e on / type ffs (local) ...
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5answers
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How to shrink a partition without using GParted?

Unfortunately all the answers I found involve GParted. I thought I could be using parted, but apparently the "parted resize" command has some limitations with respect to GParted when working on a ...
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1answer
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How do I modify this preseed snippet to partition my hard drive?

I'm attempting to create my first Ubuntu Server 10.04-4 LTS x64 preseed file and I'm afraid I can't figure out the hard drive partitioning aspect: I have a 2TB hard disk that I need configured as ...
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3answers
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How to format disk without installing system?

I want to move system to another machine. I have full backup in .tar.gz file as described here. Now I need to partition hard drive, install grub and unpack archive. How to do that? When I tried to use ...
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1answer
85 views

Add space to the previously assigned ubuntu

When I installed Ubuntu with Windows XP I put in a partition of 12 GB and if the installation asked me to assign a space not because I put half (6 GB) and now I want to raise it and have read by HAI ...
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1answer
252 views

Setting up a dual-boot system from USB? (10.04.3 LTS)

I'm trying to setup a dual-boot configuration on my computer, and from what I understand the Ubuntu installer has the capacity to downsize Windows' partitions to make way for it's own using an option ...
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3answers
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Join Free Space on 2 Different drives (EEEPC with 2 SSDs)

I have an EEE PC 901 that has 2 SSD drives 4 GB and 8GB. I Installed "Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx", and I'm very happy with it. My only problem is that If I go to my home/ or "File System" I ...
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2answers
196 views

How to find out more about encrypted partitions?

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 with the alternate CD. I'm using a encrypte LVM. So all my partitions should be encrypted. But how do I find out, if they are encrypted and how (AES?, bit?,...) Thanks ...
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1answer
770 views

Did not align when using gparted - will I be fine?

I run a dual-boot (windows XP on ntfs + ubuntu 10.04 on ext3) on a crappy 6 year old laptop. Today I wanted to shread 8gb or so off the right end of my XP partition and give it to ubuntu. I ended up ...
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1answer
503 views

Expanding /boot… how to proceed?

I just installed Ub 10.04.2 LTS -64bit on a new drive in my new laptop. Didn't allocate enough space for /boot partition, and Update Manager choked on updating the kernel -- or at least I think ...
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1answer
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Recommended dual-boot partitioning for Eee PC 1015PX-MU17

My younger brother has a brand-new Asus Eee PC netbook that we'd like to dual-boot Windows 7 Starter (already installed) with Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS. I created a 32-bit LiveUSB and booted it up after some ...
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Server Partitioner Hangs at 43% [closed]

I bought this server for work (a cheapy): http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7220575&CatId=2683 to upgrade our WAMP server to a newer LAMP server. It ...
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1answer
317 views

Multipath only sees 2.0T of 4.8T

I have been given 4.8T of SAN storage to my Ubuntu 10.04 64Bit server. multipath only sees 2.0T. Is this a limitation of Ubuntu or Multipath; or am I doing something wrong? Example output: ...
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1answer
625 views

Data Recovery using testDisk failing!

I am trying to recover an accidentally formatted partition using testDisk, After selecting the partition[pic 1] and selecting Undeleted[pic 1], it says, No deleted file found.[pic 2] 1 2 I ...
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1answer
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Grub: Fixing Partitions So Ubuntu Is Bootable

I have messed up my partitions so now grub doesn't work correctly, and I end up with a grub> prompt.   I used the LiveCD to open up gparted, and found the following: Can someone help me with ...
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0answers
587 views

Installer not showing complete list of partitions [closed]

I am a total beginner to Ubuntu. I have tried to install Ubuntu on my 320 gb hard disk and am stuck at the partition page. The problem is, Ubuntu is not showing all the partitions. When I run the ...
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1answer
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How do I know what physical drives/partitions are behind my /dev/mapper/isw_dghbbcaabe_RAID_Volume11?

This is a just upgraded Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS machine. The /dev/mapper/isw_dghbbcaabe_RAID_Volume11 is "new" to the upgrade but I don´t know what physical drives/partitions are included in the "device". ...
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4answers
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Unable to install on an HP Probook

I just received a brand new business laptop from my company. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it. I resized Windows 7 partition and started the installation of the 10.04 LTS. However, I soon discovered ...
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2answers
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sda1 unmountable and (probably) corrupt

I also posted this on Ubuntu Forums and apart from a guy who tried to help nothing came of it. So i though i'd try posting here... So, after a restart yesterday, my computer doesn't boot correctly... ...
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1answer
131 views

Recover partition in / which is umounted

I have a partition /data which supposed to store data and its format is ext4. Since it not in home folder and I forget to format it as FAT at the beginning, I cannot copy any file into here unless I ...
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6answers
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Choosing a file system?

I'm having a 250gb disk and 4gb ram. Planning to use: / (15GB) /swap (8GB) /home (the remaining) My question is, for root and home, what file system should we choose. I see to many options... ...