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

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HDD pooling/partitioning suggestions for media server

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Need advise on ubuntu partition to install opensuse in dual boot

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Grub Rescue after installing Elementary OS Freya [migrated]

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Hoy do I get my data from Windows 8 back?

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Ubuntu Installation: How to bring back NTFS disk partitions from logical volume LVM

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How to use the partition of Ubuntu when I have win 7 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu and Windows to run in the past. Windows has broken, so I have to reinstall Windows. I have 2 partitions for Ubuntu that I have installed. I've just installed Windows 7 into the rest of ...
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Gparted - Can't resize win 10 partition?

I can't to be able to re-size windows 10 file system partition using Gparted. The partition is un-mounted and this is not about swap-partitioning Do help me?
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Grub Rescue with no Linux type OS ever installed…by me [closed]

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Can't dual boot!

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How do you delete old ubuntu partitions?

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How do you merge disk partitions from two versions of ubuntu?

I have re-installed Ubuntu 15.04 and this is what happened to the disk partitions. The 112 GB Volume is a partition of my previous version of Ubuntu which is 14.10. How do I merge HDDRECOVERY with ...
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Recover an partially(~5%) zero overwritten, external HDD with single partition

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How to dual boot windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04 so that Ubuntu has a larger disk partition than windows

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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot recognize my windows nor my hard drive which my windows is installed on

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OS drive and Data drive partitioning on Ubuntu Server 14.04

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How to Access ext3/ext4 (Ubuntu 14.04) Partition from Windows 8.1

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How to increase lvm disk partition size

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How to use all unused swap partition?

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Why there is no GUI assisted RAID configuration and why RAID is so problematic in Linux? [on hold]

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No such partition grub rescue - after windows upgrade

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Setting up Ubuntu to run dual boxed on my 2015 Macbook pro. Problems with partitioning and installing? Help, thanks

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Windows 10 upgrade attempt destroyed both my Ubuntu and itself (windows 8.1). How do I wipe/format my hard drive to start fresh and try again?

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“Boot error” When loading a working ubuntu 15.04 usb installer

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LUKS + LVM at Install Time

I am trying to use the Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS installer to create a disk layout that logically looks like this during installation: /dev/sad | +-- /dev/sda1 (/boot) | +-- /dev/sda2 (LUKS) ...
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How to know which sdb is a USB pendrive?

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errors in mounting usb while trying to create live usb for an os

I am trying to create a live USB of an OS. but while installing, the USB is having problems being partitioned. On the install screen it says that the changes to the disk have been written but the ...
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How to find details like whether the mounted filesystem is read only or read-write with details of status related to the disk health?

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Dual boot - Windows missing after installing ubuntu

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Partition not visible on ubuntu - Hp g6-2313ax notenook

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Ubuntu changed 2 hard drives making them unrecognizeable to both ubuntu and windows after ubuntu uninstalled

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Stuck at Grub, can't boot Win7 installation USB

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Reformat USB flash drive marked “Read Only”

I have a 32GB USB 3.0 Flash drive marked "Read Only". It is formatted FAT32. I don't know when it was formatted as such, and I need to reformat it. I've attempted using Windows' Diskpart to mark it ...
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What is the proper way to install Ubuntu 15.04 with LVM, LUKS, and manual partitioning?

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Goes to grub rescue after removing the partition with linux

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A Virtual?…Desktop? question…(wondering if this is possible)

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Trying to recover an LVM partition

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how do you expand the boot partition of a standard 14.04 install

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/home partition deleted after installing windows 10

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EFI System Partion and its significance

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avoid partition messages with unnatended preseed file

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How to combine separate partitions created by initial install of kubuntu

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How to separate two user's home directory in to different partition

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How to check which disk is mounted where? How to mount all spare disks?

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What partition table does Ubuntu create by default?

In the "Something else" partitioning menu what partition table (MBR/GPT) does "New Partition Table..." use?
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Ubuntu File system / Partition / Dual boot

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