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

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remove ubuntu and install windows 8

I want to remove my version of Ubuntu and install win 8 ,but when I go through win8 installation and choose custom I found ( in the window of choosing partitions that "windows can not installed on ...
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Windows not detected. OS fails to boot

I have seen very similar topics and some solutions throughout the website. But I think none of the questions are asked along with enough details. So here I go. I wanted to Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS ...
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USB pen (Kingston 16GB) is not detecting / mount in the system (Ubuntu 12.10 or Windows)

My USB pen (Kingston 16GB) is not detecting in the system (Ubuntu 12.10 or Windows). I tried followings but no any luck. Could any one give an idea to try... I want it with / without current data on ...
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Can't to install ubuntu on free space

I am installing Ubuntu 14 in the free space i have allocated. First of all i am creating a swap area from that free space after that the free space is changing into a unusable space to which i am ...
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Not showing pre-installed windows 7 partition while installing ubuntu 14.04

First i installed Windows 7 on 200gb as C drive of the 1TB hard disk and after that i tried to install ubuntu 14.04 along side windows-7 but it is not showing windows-7 partition but showing whole 1TB ...
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looking for swap partition

How do I know I have a swap partition or not? I have a dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. During Ubuntu installation steps I choice "Install Ubuntu alongside windows 8" option. Does swap partition is ...
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Installation - “Something Else” option is missing

I need to dualboot Ubuntu with existing Windows 7. Installation guides all over the Internet look pretty easy but my notebook decided not to go along with them. When I should choose the option ...
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Unabel to open another HDD with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have installed Windows 8.1 next to Ubuntu 14.04, on one HDD. This first HDD working fine, I can access to my windows file etc. But I have another HDD named "Maya" where I have ...
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After installed ubuntu on my windows 8.1, boot menu not shown, i directly deleted the ubuntu hard disk partition

I'm having HP r014tx, windows 8.1 OS, i dual booted ubuntu and its successfully installed after i restarted boot menu option not showing and directly enters into windows 8.1, i tried installing easy ...
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formatting flash drive into a bootable drive

ive downloaded the disk image of ubuntu 14.1 and am now attempting to format my flash drive to be able to transfer the disk image and be able to run it. the problem i have run into is turning the usb ...
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Partitions on clean install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I have a 500GB harddrive with 2 operating systems installed: Windows 7 (120GB) and Ubuntu 13.04 (380GB). I created my own partitions, by using advice from this tutorial. Now I want to upgrade to ...
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Basic question about RAID/FlexRAID

I have an Ubuntu Server install (14.04.01) that I have been using for about 1 year. Its mostly used as a Samba and Plex server running off one 3TB hard drive. I purchased two more drives with the ...
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uninstall ubuntu 12.04 3

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 from USB stick inside Windows 7 as it asked for three options to install inside windows to install as its primary OS to do something else I chose to install inside ...
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Resize boot Partition / Defragment Boot Partition

How can I resize boot partition, when I try to do it as we do for non-boot partition, it wo't lemme do it. I want to install Windows 7, but in bios, it shows I have zero Mb as free space. So, I think ...
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Dual Boot: GRUB disappeared, boot-repair not working and linux partition cannot be accessed

I'm trying to fix a friend's computer. He uses Win7 and ubuntu 14.04 dual boot and ran "secure boot", which seems to have caused major damage: afterwards, GRUB wouldn't show up and the computer booted ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 w/ Win 7 - Delete Recovery/Hibernation Partitions?

I've installed dual-boot setups of Ubuntu before and have never run into any major problems (with the installation) until now. It started when I tried to run the "Install Ubuntu" option from the Live ...
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OVH - Dedi 14.04 Server - Raid Reconfiguration Help for a Total Noob

I am a linux noob and have been saddled with a problem far beyond my abilities. My situation is this: This box: http://www.soyoustart.com/us/offers/bk-24t.xml (6x4TB drives) OVH image based ...
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SD mounted tails and partition. Laptop stopped detecting

Without changing anything and without updating, installing, modifying or anything, my miniSD/SD adapter stopped working. I plug it in, start, go to boot menu and now it doesn't come up as an option. ...
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I have an asus laptop with ubuntu installed on the 500gb hdd but I want it to boot from the 24gb ssd? How can I do this? [closed]

This is driving me crazy. I cannot figure it out. Try and explain in simple terms or send a video?
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proplem with dual boot with windows 8

I want to install Ubuntu beside my windows 8 but I made a mistake that i installed only Ubuntu ,but when I logged in Ubuntu and went to open my partitions , an error appeared said that ""Error ...
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Use same Home partition to install a different ubuntu

{Similar: 1. Keeping the same /home partition after a clean install What should I think about before using one partition as /home for two different systems? Can I use the same home folder on ...
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Ubuntu Format volume for windows

While trying to wipe a drive with DBan I accidentally started the process on my laptop drive. The process ran for about 2 seconds before I stopped it but not before it caused some damage. I now have ...
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Understanding result of sudo fdisk -l

Please help me decipher the following terminal response: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = ...
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I deleted all of my partitions [duplicate]

A few months ago, I had Windows 8 as the only operative system on my computer and I wanted to install Ubuntu, having both operative systems on my pc (dual boot). However, after supposedly installing ...
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Error when log in my partition?

** I want to install Ubuntu beside my windows 8 but I made a mistake that i installed only Ubuntu ,but when I logged in Ubuntu and went to open my partitions , an error appeared said that "This ...
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I cn see 'zfs partition' through the 'disks' app, but there is no option to mount. Details

The Case: I have a notebook with a partitioned HD. I installed Debian in one partition, and the other partition was destined to "/home". About a month ago, the "/home" partition was corrupted, but ...
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How to Increase partition size of ubuntu on external harddisk

i just installed ubuntu 14 on my 1.0TB external hd. I only use 700GB for the installation and 20GB for swap. I thought the remaining 280GB will be available for me to store files from windows anytime ...
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USB flash drive seemingly fubar

I have encountered a problem, that I have never before encountered. I have a Nashua 8GB USB flash drive that I have formatted for different purposes many times. Recently I wanted to format it to NTFS ...
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showing full space as free spcae while installing ubuntu 14.04 !please help!

Im using Lenovo Yoga pro 2, 128GB SSD. I need to have ubuntu along side windows 8.1. My Cdrive is 98GB and made an unallocated space of 20GB to install ubuntu. while installing the partition table ...
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How can I uninstall/reinstall Ubuntu from a dual boot with Windows 8.1?

Right now I have a dual boot set up with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. However, I did some things on Ubuntu that caused some of the packages to become "inconsistent", and I tried to fix them but it ...
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installing ubuntu alongside windows 8 didnt show free partion

I am try to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 along side windows 8. i follow this tutorial http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html. but when installation gives me to ...
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Inability to Install Ubuntu 14.04LTS

Okay, Microsoft has been giving such a headache with this. I am attempting to Dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04LTS onto my HP Envy Touchsmart, model 4-1105dx. I created the partition (I have a GPT-kind ...
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GParted very slow and stucky comparing to other softwares

I know this isn't really an Ubuntu-related question, but I don't know when to ask. I always used GParted to manage my disk and partitions. I have a 2TB external HDD, wich was parted as well: sdb1: ...
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/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found in grub rescue [duplicate]

I dun goofed. So I have an old macbook pro and I wanted to wipe it clean and install Linux on it. In the process of doing so, I completely removed Mac OS X which I was okay with, but the Linux ...
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Is Ubuntu still toxic to Macs with Fusion Drive?

Installing Ubuntu BROKE my (since-repaired) Fusion Drive. I burned ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso to a DVD, and booted it and I asked it to install beside my OSX install on my homemade* Fusion ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a SSD and HDD system [duplicate]

So I have this 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. And I plan to install Ubuntu on this system that uses them. Now all the info that I have found in here about similar problems, are usually with limited SSD ...
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Logical Volume resizing issues after migrating to SSD

I have recently been upgrading a machine that I built out of recycled/reclaimed/reused parts and have managed to lay my hands on an SSD. As it would provide a major speed boost over the ancient IDE ...
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Create a RAID5 on my Ubuntu Server 12.04

I have an operational Ubuntu Server 12.04 with only one HD (1Tb). I need more capacity and stability, so I bought last week 3 HD(1Tb each) to make a RAID5 and migrate the information of the old HD to ...
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How to reformat my SD card?

I have a micro SD card (/dev/mmcblk0) with one partition on it (/dev/mmcblk0p1). There is a btrfs filesystem on it, that won't mount. When I insert it, I get an error message on the desktop, saying: ...
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Unable to access drivers in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Am using Ubuntu 14.04 and win 8 . Whene ever i tried to access my drivers( D, E, F etc ) am getting an error message like this....! Unable to access “84 GB Volume” Error mounting /dev/sda6 at ...
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Why changes to any partition with a lower number than a mounted partition are not permitted?

I was looking at this comment and Marty Fried says "In fact, you can't even do anything to any partition with a lower number than a mounted partition." referring to changing sizes of this partitions. ...
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Help managing ubuntu 14.04 partition size [duplicate]

I currently just have ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. The partition for it is very large, 110.85gb out of my 120gb. I tried to resize it but I can't change it as the minimum = its maximum size. How can I ...
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No option to boot Windows?

I am sorry if this question has already been answered, but I was unable to find an answer that pertained to my specific problem. I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 following the ...
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GParted can't create partition/partition table:

I am doing this with USB 2.0 Flash Drive 8GB. Here is what i am doing: Open GParted: Then i am trying to create new partition and i've god this message: After that i am going to Device/Create ...
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Cant install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on HP 650 - Cant recognize Windows partition

I have a notebook HP 650 and I removed Windows 8 to install Windows 7. I have disabled Secureboot and installed Win7 successfully. When I boot Ubuntu live cd, the installation manager is unable to ...
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14.04 Live gparted errors with ntfs partitions

I recently got a new(ish) computer, and I wanted to install Ubuntu on it (I use a [outdated] version on my main computer, so I figured it was no big deal.) I want to dualboot, so I opened up gparted ...
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Extend lvm with unallocated space of a ssd

I've cloned my ubuntu 14.04 install from a smaller ssd (256Gb) to a bigger one (512Gb). How can I extend my home with the unallocated space? I usually know how to extand a partition, but I don't how ...
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HELP ME , how to mount this partiotion [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/itsaj3/D25CDAD95CDAB785: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda1" ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 [same drive]

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 on the same drive. I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I have manually partitioned the drive. 300 MB boot; 20 GB root; 400 GB Home; 5GB Swap 500 GB ...
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Help fdisk 4 (near) identical 1TB drives

I have 4 drives to setup a Raid 5, but apparently they are not identical. I am not sure what steps to take next. It seems that I have (3) 512 and (1) 4096 sized drives. What should I do to format, ...