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

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Resizing ext4 partition with ext4 partition on runtime

I have burnt an image on a 32gb SD card and about 28gb was unallocated. I have used the disk utility on the unallocated space and made him ext4 28gb. now, I wish to extended the primary ext4 ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, can't boot Ubuntu

I've downloaded the iso for ubuntu, put it on a bootable usb stick, installed ubuntu alongside windows 7 (allocating disk space during the installation, taking it from the hdd on which my windows 7 is ...
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how to add space to ubuntu from an empty partition

I want to add the space to Ubuntu from the unallocated partitions. could you please guide me in this process. thanks.
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Partition Table dell latitude e7240

I tried to create a new partition my dell latitude e7240. Ubuntu was installed in the factory. I haven't deleted anything but can't get the machine to boot. would someone share an image of their ...
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UEFI Dual Boot partitioning with 14.04 and Win 8.1 on SSD + HDD

I'm setting up a new machine with a SSD and a HDD. Windows is for gaming and Ubuntu for working. I'll install 8.1 first and leave 10GB on the SSD for /. On the HDD I'll leave 120GB for /home and the ...
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Can't combine unallocated spaces

On my hard drive, I have ano extended partition where I have 2 versions of Linux and some unallocated space. My problem is that the unallocated space is split in 2, and I can't combine them to make ...
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I cant access other partitions!please look at the scrrenshot first [duplicate]

I already have windows8 running on my computer on my c drive currently I installed ubuntu LTS 14 , on my D drive which has 195gb of space my total capacity of the internal hard drive is 1Tb, I ...
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Optimal/typical configuration for dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I've got Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu 14.04. After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 my Grub has been trashed, and I now need to try and fix it. Using boot-repair, in 20 different permutations of settings, ...
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Want to reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 after backing up Home folder to different partition. Is it too risky?

My machine is set to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10,but I barely ever use windows. The Ubuntu installation has been running for ages now, and I've kind of wrecked it by trying to tweak ...
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Error while mounting a USB device

Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc2: Command-line `mount "/mnt/pci-0000:00:1d.0-usb-0:1.2:1.0-scsi-0:0:0:0-part2"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: block device /dev/sdc2 is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot after running windows drive on PC EFI / LVM question?

I have an Acer desktop box that came with a windows 7 on the hard drive. I added a 1TB hard drive (with the windows 7 original drive disconnected) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 using the LVM option. As ...
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How do I reduce the size of a Ubuntu Virtual Image in Virtual Box?

I've read in another post (How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine?) that to change the size of a Virtual Disk Image(.vdi) one can use the following command: VBoxManage modifyhd ...
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Will resizing ext4 partitions with Windows destroy the installed Ubuntu?

As the title says, can I use Windows (7) to resize the ext4 partition Ubuntu is installed on? I dual-boot both Win7 and Ubuntu and want to enlarge the Ubuntu root partition. Is it safe to do this from ...
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My computer boots directly to windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu14.02

I have a Dell inspiron 5521 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows but there seems to be a problem and I'm not quite sure that it has anything to do with my partitioning. Right now I ...
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How much space does extended partition take to store logical partition table?

When I typed fdisk -l, I got: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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Can't repair Windows 8 boot after installing Ubuntu

I’m new to Ubuntu. I installed it because I couldn’t fix the Wi-Fi limited connection problem of Windows 8.1, so I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows and the installation went OK. I can now use Ubuntu ...
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How to completely remove windows 8 from laptop

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.04 in my Lenovo ideapad Z510 which was preinstalled with Windows 8.1. Once I shifted to linux, I decided to dual-boot it with windows 8.1 temporarily. So later when I ...
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How to create primary partition after having an extended one?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and formatted the hard drive by creating swap, root and home partitions. Their total volume is 32 GB all together. So I logged on to the system, installed GParted and run ...
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How do I restore the Windows (8.1) MBR from Ubuntu Linux

Not so new to Ubuntu but when it comes to the internal advanced workings I'm completely lost. It seems to be a common issue to delete your Ubuntu partition from Windows and find out later that ...
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how to move home in ubuntu

I got a Ubuntu 15 VM and I am adding a second virtual disk for the home partition. I moved the old home to home.old. and have mounted the new home on the new disk. and the mount is successful. But ...
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How to install Ubuntu Server 14.04 on unallocated space [alongside windows]?

I wanted to make my desktop a web-server for some experimentation and hence thought of making my pc a dual booting system (I wanted to install ubuntu server 14.04 LTS alongside windows 8.1 ). So I ...
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Why does the installer make an extended partition for swap by default?

Every time I've done a clean default install of Ubuntu or a variant on an MBR type system, I end up with a system partition and a swap partition. The installer always tucks the swap partition inside ...
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Clone single partition to empty disk

I would like to clone a single partition off of my current HDD to a newer, larger SSHD. The partition that I would like to clone is running Linux Mint 17.1. Using a bootable Clonezilla USB, I have ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 installation stuck in a loop because of missing swap partition?

I say "because of missing" swap partition, but I am not sure about that. That's my hypothesis at the moment. Read on to understand the full context. I am attempting to install Ubuntu but it appears ...
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Partitioning advice with SSD/HDD combination

I'm building a PC with a 128GB SSD and a 4TB HDD. I want to move my media collection from smaller external HDDs (NTFS) back into my PC (ext4). There's two formatting options and I tend to prefer the ...
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Install from ISO image on the same hard drive

I am working with the assumption I have a computer with a single hard drive, no USB connectivity and no access to external disks (no optical, diskette or network drives). No PXE either, of course. ...
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How can I gain ownership of a partition which mounts on boot up please? Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm a relative newbie. Ive done a bit of systems editing but only by copying scripts and seeing if they work - ie trial and error I've created a ext4 partition. Gparted confirms (mount point: /media ...
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Linux use binary or decimal prefix?

How does Linux deal with Units? Does it use decimal or binary? Decimal Prefix name base 10 exp base 1000 exp digits kilo 10^3 1000^1 1000 mega 10^6 ...
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not able to access one of the ext3 partition on ubuntu 14.04

i have one harddisk, on which only one os is installed. Before few days everything was working fine i.e. i was able to access all the partition. I accidentally formatted one of the partition to ext3 ...
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Ubuntu startup problem after installation

I recently purchased HP 14-V230TX model and I install Ubunt v14.04.2 LTS using separate partition. After installation, it doesn't show choices of OS to choose. I tried to boot using F9 but it only ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 install error. stuck in the third step.. please help

While trying to install ubuntu 15.04 in my dell laptop, I'm unable to go further steps after the step where we are prompted select the third party mp3 software.... The error is "the root file system ...
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Unable to shrink Ubuntu partition because it's full (when it actually isn't)

I currently have Ubuntu installed on my laptop. I've installed it a few weeks ago, and it's the only operating system in my computer. Now I would like to install Windows 8.1 in dual boot with Ubuntu, ...
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How do I access data from another partition?

My previous installation of Ubuntu 14.04 got stuck in a black screen because I went to update. I've now managed to install another Ubuntu 14.04 on another partition, sda4. How can I retrieve my files ...
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what kind of partitioning should I chose

I would like to make a new installation of Lubuntu Core I will use only Lubuntu Core on this machine. I use a HP 6820s I will have very few files on HDD, some poor quality movies and some documents. ...
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Why does ubuntu installer keep crashing when creating the partitions?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu to an ASUS X551MAV that had Windows 8 pre-intalled, unfortunately Windows crashed and I managed to mess it up even more, now I want to install Ubuntu, but it keeps ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows: No way to create new partition to be the root in free disc space; options greyed out

I tried to do some solutions specified in the internet but all the answers say you are not specifying any partition to be the root partition (the main system partition).As already mentioned i ...
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Unknown Partition Table Error on Boot Randomly after Reboot: Conflicting Device Mode

I get an error on the boot that I took a screen shot below. Also the output of the fdisk -l command is shown. sda: unkwown partition table is the error. And then conflicting device mode. I am running ...
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Deleted Partition, Broke Grub

I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my system, fresh install from a live USB. I was messing around with partitioning, trying to set up room for windows. Ended up deleting my ubuntu partition and rebooted. Now ...
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Boot partition full, failing to delete old kernels. Broken packages

Sorry for asking about what is probably really simple, but I've been Googling about for a week now and I've tried a lot of stuff without success. To start off, I get a pop-up every time I boot saying ...
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I cannot run Windows without connecting the flash drive in which linux was installed

I've installed Linux into my flashdrive from another flash drive while windows 7 is running. When I start up my computer with the flash drive in which linux installed , it appears 4 options ( Linux, ...
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How do I access Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, and this probably seems like a stupid question, but just how do I actually boot up Ubuntu? First, I shrunk my hard drive and created a new partition, and then ...
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Unable to format a bootable USB stick

So I have this 8GiB USB stick that I put Windows on some time ago. I made the bootable USB in Ubuntu by some CLI commands which copied the windows.iso on it and made it bootable. Now I want to use ...
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mounting external exfat drive

trying to mount an external samsung 1TB HD formatted ExFat It works r/w on OSX and Windows 7. This is a fresh install on an old Dell Dimension 3000 with 70 gig HD and probably 512 ram. running ...
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Is it safe to remove “diag” flagged partitions?

I have a samsung laptop which came with windows 8 on a 1TB HDD. I am preparing my disk with gparted. I expected to see 2 or 3 partitions but there are actually 7! Now I've brushed up on UEFI and gpt ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my HP Mini 1000 after HDD has been wiped? [closed]

I bought an HP Mini about a year ago and I've never been able to use it. My friend sold it to me and it was a great little machine when I first looked at it. It was running Windows 7 but he decided to ...
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No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda. Is that some pain to a only Win8.1 system?

After I made a dual-boot (Win8.1/Ubuntu 14.04) I wanted to remove Ubuntu. I am a really newbie guy at this. First I deallocated the Ubuntu partitions at Win8.1 and joined them into the Win8.1 OS ...
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How I can keep all my mysql database work even after reinstalling Ubuntu?

I'm new Ubuntu user. I'm confused about /var mount point related issue. Currently I'm using 3 partitions on my 500GB HDD. / 50GB, /home 392.* GB and swap 15 GB. All I found after searching over ...
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creating swap partition, convert primary partitions to logical

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 into my laptop which already has got windows 8 installed in it. I had a 30GB free space and I allocated 29 out of that 30 as primary partition for Ubuntu. I wanted to ...
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How to definitively remove old physical device name

I did something wrong when creating partition type, partition and lvm physical volume. I removed a wrong named partition vdb1 into /dev/vdb virtual physical storage and renamed a new created one with ...
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Lost my Ubuntu 14.04 Partition

I'm a new Linux user. I had partitioned my 1TB hard-drive as 700GB Windows 8.1 and Rest for Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I would boot up my laptop I would get an option to choose between Ubuntu and Windows, ...