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Change or Assign a Drive Letter to an external hard drive (or any drive)

I have an external hard drive that I formatted with Ubuntu (using the Gnome Disk Utility aka Disks) as an NTFS file system. Most of my computers in the house run Linux but I have a house mate using ...
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Logical Volume, Physical Volume and Volume Groups

Please can someone explain to me the meaning of Logical Volume, Physical Volume and Volume Groups? Of what importance and advantage are they in linux?
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Drive damaged during VMWare copy

I was copying data from two ext2 formatted drives using an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 4 on a MacMini with Snow Leopard. I meant to quit from something else, but accidentally quit ...
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“Disk drive is not ready yet or not present” after renaming partition

Ok so, here's the thing. I have an 256GB SSD and a 2TB HDD in my system. I had windows 7 on the SSD until a couple of days ago and ubuntu on a partition on my HDD. Not so familiar with ubuntu btw, ...
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Booting from Ubuntu ISO CD - Windows 7 partitioning [duplicate]

Do I partition Windows 7 hard disk before I install Ubuntu using disk utility in Windows 7? Or do I do it with my Ubuntu ISO CD after booting? And can I choose the size of the partition using Ubuntu ...
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How can i skip bad sector on my hard Drive?

I have one external hard drive which i plug to my linux machine. It causes read and write operation problems. When i check it with fdisk -l it wait for information to display for while. After few ...
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Problems increasing root size

I'm running out of space, so I tried to increase root size using this link: Increase size of root partition after installing Ubuntu in Windows Here is the output Filesystem Type Size Used ...
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Can't remove GPT data from MBR

I am having difficulty getting the Ubuntu installer (and gparted) to recognize the partitions on my MBR type disk. Other operating systems and disk tools read the disk structure and the files on it ...
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Ubuntu installation doesn't recognise Windows 7 partition?

When I bought my new laptop it already came with Windows 7 installed- however, I always prefer to install my own partition. So I deleted (during the Windows 7 installation) as many of the existing ...
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Create partition on new raid1 hardware

In future, I'll need to add more 2 disks over RAID1 on my ubuntu server. I already has a RAID1, but I have more 2 slots in my server and I'll put there more 2 disks to create another RAID1. I never ...
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Preparing a disk from Windows for installing Ubuntu (partitioning)

I have windows 8 installed. I want to install Ubuntu, therefore, I want to partition a disk using standard windows 8 utility for that. However, what file system do I have to format it to: extFAT or ...
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mount error, special device does not exists

I have a hard disk of 320 GB on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. 2 drives of my hard (sda7 and sda8 of ext3 type) cannot be mounted. output of sudo mount /dev/sda7 /home/newfolder -t ext3 : mount: special ...
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An issue with installing ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell laptop

I bought a Ubuntu 12.04 installing 32bit DVD, But when I insert it and boot it, when it opens the partition choosing page I don't see my partitions. It just shows me my 500 GB hard drive and asks me ...
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unallocating or freeing some space to install another OS [duplicate]

I would like to install another OS besides Ubuntu for this I need to have some space but I cannot find how to unallocate space how to do it.
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unable to get past partition disk screen when installing ubuntu server 13.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 13.04. When I get to the partitioning disk part of the installation i only get the option to "configure isci volumes". I have checked the ISO file using md5sum and ...
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/ is much smaller than it should be

I have a fresh install of 13.04 dual booting with OSX 10.6 on a macbook 8. I followed the instructions from several tutorials to get it to install correctly and the only things I've installed are ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 is unable to mount a disk drive from ex-windows system [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 as a single OS on a system previously installed with windows 8. Almost everything is working fine except 1- I cannot control my brightness (Hotkeys are able to move ...
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Disk Usage Analyzer and other programs reporting incorrect partition capacities

I recently resized/moved my home partition and then expanded my root partition into the free space remaining. I did this all off a bootable usb with gparted. When i started ubuntu back up and ran ...
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View TOTAL Disk Space Taken by ALL Installed Packages

Is there a way to view a 'system size'? I want to know how large I should make partitions if I separate my /home from the / (root) partition, but I don't know how much space Ubuntu + every installed ...
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“Disk I/O error:” Can not write anything to mounted partitions

Recently I have lot of DISK I/O Errors. I am not able to save anything even on my home partition. I have the same problems in 12.04, 12.10 and now in 13.04. Following is the output of mtab ...
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Changing size of Windows partition

when I was installing Linux, I divided my HDD into few partitions. By mistake, I let for Windows too little space. Question is, how to uninstall Linux, join all partitions and then again divide HDD ...
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Root partition oddly full

The root partition of my 12.10 Kubuntu distro is full and I don't really understand why, since fileflight shows that 72% of the disk space usage of my root partition is being used by the "home/"My ...
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Can 1 partition span multiple physical disks?

I have 4 disks on an Ubuntu Server box, can I create on partition that spans across those 4 disks?
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Gparted found problems when “checking” both primary partitions. How to fix?

I am using Gparted (from Ubuntu Live CD) to enlarge my Win Vista and shrink my Ubuntu 9.04 partitions. Reports of "check" process on each partition are here: Vista partition: Ubuntu partition: ...
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Will I lose all of my data if I replace Windows with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I wish to install Ubuntu OVER Windows. Windows is installed on my "C" partition. I also have another partition which contains 95% of my data. I really would like to know if I install Ubuntu, will it ...
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Messed up swap on clean install of Xubuntu 12.10

I did a clean install 32 bit Xubuntu using manual partitioning on 1TB drive. The swap partition is missing and the large lvm size cannot be changed using gparted. I want to reduce the size in order ...
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How can I clone a hard disk to a smaller SSD?

I have a hard drive in my laptop with a windows and an ubuntu partition. I got an SSD to replace my hard drive, but it has a slightly lower capacity. I've already partitioned the SSD to the sizes I ...
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Swap never used. Should I delete it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Importance of Swap Partition I have an extended partition with 32GB assigned, 4.3GB goes to swap and the rest is formated as ext4. From time to time I open the system ...
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What's the difference of partition type and filesystem type?

I'm formatting my Seagate Freeagent external HDD in Linux to FAT filesystem, because it can't be done in Windows, but I'm wondering, what's the difference betweeen partition type and filesystem type? ...
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Hard Disk Partitioning during 12.04 Install

Attempting to install 12.04 LTS on the following system: Mainboard: MSI K7T Turbo (MS-6330 v3.0) VIA KT133A Chipset Processor: AMD Athlon 1300 Mhz HDD: WD EIDE 160Gb LBA Single partition ...
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pros and cons for hard drive partition solutions [closed]

I just bought a new 1T hard drive to replace the dead one for my desktop. I use it mainly for number crunching, doing higher performance computations that consume lots of memory and CPU, and also read ...
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How do I get back into Ubuntu?

I just deleted root.disk in Windows 7 because it seemed at the time like the only way I could rename the new partition I had created (with wubi resize disk) to replace it as "root.disk" because when I ...
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Does installing to an extended partition reduce disk performance?

I was reading the latest issue of Full Circle (issue 63) and there was an article comparing boot times under various configurations. One of the comparisons was with an installation in a primary ...
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Does Ubuntu come with disk partitioning in the installer?

When I install ubuntu I want to know whether it will give me the option to partition my disk. I am installing ubuntu for my laptop and I need some of my windows stuff as well. I would be thankful to ...
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Partitioning with Windows 7, no free space

All my free space is taken by sda1 (ntfs), sda2 (ntfs), and sda3 (ntfs). Under Device for boot loader installation, it says that sda1 and 2 are both Windows 7 (loader), and sda3 are Windows Recovery ...
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NTFS filesystem not being read on my Windows Dualboot

I formatted my entire disk except my Windows partition and made two partitions. One for Ubuntu and one for personal stuff. My Ubuntu partition is in ext4 so Windows doesn't recognize it. But my ...
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Unable to mount Drive1 - Not Authorized

I'm using Ubuntu server 12.04 on my HP Proliant microserver. I am using webmin/vnc/ssh to administer it. I'm trying to mount a drive which I had previously used on the same kit but with ...
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How to add partition for UBUNTU 12.04 in my MacBook Pro 7.1 that already have Windows XP and OS X 10.6.8 (bootcamp)?

I have Windows XP and OSX 10.6.8 in my mac via bootcamp. Now that I want to install Ubuntu, I want to add 2 extra partitions (for LINUX and LINUX swap). Previously only Macintosh HD and BOOTCAMP for ...
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How to not wipe the whole disk, only the partition i want ubuntu on?

I have in my old laptop, one harddisk which is split in two equal sized partitions. Partition C got the windows xp boot and some odd files that i don't care much for since i always do a backup ...
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How Do I Install Another Distro Over Ubuntu? [closed]

I am pretty new at this, and I understand this is a pretty novice question but I am wanting to erase Ubuntu on my laptop (not enough RAM or hard-drive) and install a smaller distro over Ubuntu. I ...
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Ubuntu disk partioning issue: not enough space

I have a laptop with a 640 HDD and a 20GB SSD. I have installed the OS in the SSD and want to use the HDD to store large files like software, pictures, videos, etc. I installed VirtualBox, but after ...
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Disk partitioning for 12.04 install

I have 6 partitions with grub from an existing Linux OS on /dev/sda8. I want to install 12.04 on /dev/sda1 but since this partition has 31G allocated i want to resize it to 10G and create 2 more ...
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How to add unused partition of the first disk to /home in the second disk

I have two ssd disks, Disk B is devoted to /home, and disk A is the filesystem and is 90% empty. So I made on disk A a partition /dev/sda3 with 80% of the free space. Now I am wondering what is the ...
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How to set disk quota for multiple users within a single disk partition

I have a single disk partition (say /shared) shared by multiple users. It has a single file system (ext3). I want to put home directories for each of the user here and set their disk limit to 5 GB. ...
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How to resize /dev/root partition?

I have just installed ubuntu desktop on a dedicated remote server but the disk seems to be full even though the server has a 1Tb disk?: desktop@xxxx:/$ sudo df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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NTFS volume recognised as “Unallocated Space” but works with Windows

Moving to Ubuntu, I have a drive with windows on a drive with Ubuntu on and 4 other ntfs drives 3 of which appear fine in both systems 1 however works fine on windows (single ntfs volume) but in ...
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How do you get install alonside Ubuntu option during the installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No option to install alongside Windows 7 During the graphical installation I get only two options in the allocate disk space page, i) erase disk and install Ubuntu ii) ...
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Ext4 disk partitions are not visible

I'm a new user of the Linux environment. I have just have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my system and I'm unable to see the disk partition in which I have installed the OS. Size of the main disk is 100 ...
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Why is there not much space for my Ubuntu?

I have a dual system: Windows 7 + Ubuntu. The Windows came with my laptop and I installed Ubuntu without Wubi... My total filesystem capacity: 303.2 GB, I just do not understand why there is not much ...
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/var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs eats up 68% of my disk space

On a device with 2GB storage every MB is counted. I wonder what is this /var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs doing on my system and is there a way to avoid its existence. Note this mount point eats up 1.2 ...