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

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Which Ubuntu to go for? [duplicate]

To start with I am completely new to Linux in general. After my Windows Laptop became very slow due to a bad sector of HDD, I tried Ubuntu by booting from a live USB drive. It literally blew me away:D ...
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I screwed up a dual boot (Windows 7 + Ubuntu 14.04.1) so bad that no OS will load and I had to buy Windows again [duplicate]

So heres what happened: I had Windows 7, partitioned so that 64GB of unallocated space would be used to install Ubuntu side by side Windows 7. My live CD booted up and gave me the error message: Could ...
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Unable to go back to windows 8.1 and unable to open other partition

I have a Dell laptop that came installed with Windows 8.1. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04, but I'm unable to open Windows 8.1 any more and in Ubuntu there are other partitions but I cannot open them. ...
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Ubuntu partition sizes

Today I bought a Lenovo G510 Laptop (4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive) and need install both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I have some questions regarding this. What OS should I install first ? What are the ...
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Restoring Windows [duplicate]

I have been trying to get Ubuntu to work on my laptop for the last few days. I have been extremely unsuccessful in doing so. All I want to do at this point is to get Windows back. I have an exact ...
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Trying to install ubuntu from usb on gateway with win 8.1

I am trying to install ubuntu with win 8.1, but ubuntu booting from Sandisk 16gb stick doesn't recognize that win 8.1 is already installed and it wants to use all of the existing drive for ubuntu. It ...
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32-bit ubuntu 14.04 on 64-bit system (dual boot)

I have a W7 64-bit laptop w/ external monitors. Wanted a clean W7 reinstall, and wanted to add ubuntu 14.04 to make it dual boot machine to try it out. I thought it might be dicey but doable myself. ...
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Best way to re-partition boot partions

I am unable to install updates because there is not enough space on my boot partition. But I noticed the following: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 ...
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Cannot work with external disk in any way

I'm in trouble with an external USB3.0 Toshiba 3TB Canvio Desk. First of all, it didn't mount neither Windows or Ubuntu, so I tried to partition it and format. The first thing I see is that ...
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Closed laptop lid during installation, black screen

I tried to perform an installation of Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot setup with Windows 8.1 using a LiveUSB. I selected a 17GB disk to install Ubuntu on. The disk was empty according to Windows, and ...
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Increased partition size of virtualbox installation succesfully; can't address extra space

and thanks in advance for reading. So I installed Ubuntu desktop (version 14.4) on my 64 bits Oracle VirtualBox (version 4.3.20). All fine. I gave it 10 GiB's of space. Also fine. Run it on an i7 and ...
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Accidentaly deleted partition table for windows OS

I accidentally deleted the partition table under Windows through Magic Parted, so I installed Ubuntu on the first 40GB of my hard drive (which I think consist only of windows system files). Is there a ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 instllation error, hdd encrypted

So I unknowingly selected the second option of installation with the encryption. I entered my password and click next. Then it said something and I hit go back then it froze. Happens so my battery ...
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How can I divide the partitions? [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu Linux with one partition, but I would like to divide it to two partitions. How can I do this on GUI?
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Creating swaps in extended partition

I have the following Disk partition setup- http://imgur.com/rz2HvMb I want to do the following- delete partitions sda1, sda2 and sda4 but keep sda3. create extended partition in place of sda4 and ...
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Can I have my software on a different partition than the base installation?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 alongside an existing Windows 8.1 installation (following the guide on Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)). ...
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Install 14.10 or 14.04 “Back” and “Continue” button greyed out during disk partition setting for dual boot. HELP!

This seems like a common issue for Ubuntu install. My problem is very much like this: "Back" and "Install Now" buttons grayed out in 14.04 installer However I'm not sure the ...
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Install Ubuntu in dual boot on an encrypted partition

I'm totally new to Linux and I'm trying to achieve something, but I don't know if my plans are okay. I would like to have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu in dual boot. Windows is on my RAIDed SSDs, and I ...
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Ubuntu14.04 Installer Crashes

I have been trying desperately to install one of the linux distros but I'm not having luck. Usually, the reason is GRUB not installing. Now, I'm not a linux guy and I rely on help from others. One of ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro, Two Hard Drives, and Ubuntu 14.04 alongside OS X 10.9.5.

I plan on using rEFInd to accomplish the dual boot. That part is OK. This next part though, I need a little guidance, or at least a suggestion or two. Anyway, 2011 MBP, 128 GB SSD, 500 GB HDD ...
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Is it possible to resize/move root and encrypted home partitions in Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data? [duplicate]

There seems to be quite a few pages on how to re-partition a hard-drive without lead to loss of data. There are also pages that state that it is not possible with encrypted drives, and other stating ...
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Passing Disc space from Linux to Windows

I have to OS installed: ubuntu 14.04 LTS and MS Windows 7 Pro. Linux system: 1) System Partition 50GB, 30GB free 2) Home Partition 100GB, 60 GB Free 3) Swap Partition 8GB Windows 7: 1) There is ...
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my 8GB HP pendrive doesnot show up when i run fdisk -l but displays in disk utility…unable to format from ther or Gparted

when i go to disk utility and try to format it shows input / output error while reading /dev/sdc in Gparted it displays as unallocated space. and in terminal when i run sudo fdisk -l it does not ...
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Chmod error changing permission read only file system

I have three main partitions on my disc /dev/sda: /dev/sda1 2048 117186559 58592256 83 Linux /dev/sda2 117186560 128905215 5859328 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda3 ...
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Can't boot after deleting EFI boot- and Windows-partition

I got an HP Split x2 with Windows 8 pre-installed. I deleted it, and installed Ubuntu. However, I was wanting to play a few games that didn't work too well on wine, so I created a NTFS partition and ...
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VirtualBox: Disk in WinOS reporting ~1/3 actual space used by dynamically allocated disk

I am hosting Windows 7 in VirtualBox. I am using a dynamically allocated disk. The actual size of the VDI file is reported as 85.7GB, however in the hosted Windows OS the total drive size is around ...
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Swap partition not working

Ubuntu gives me an error on boot saying it can't find my Swap partition. I ran free -m and this was the result. It says I don't have any swap memory. I can't post any images but these were the ...
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Hard disk partitioning

I am completely new to ubuntu. want to get rid of my previous win 7. I have just installed ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS replacing win 7. but it is not showing my previous partitions. only one partition. I ...
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Extended Partition (Partition 4) does not start on physical sector boundary for a dual boot system

I have recently installed both windows and linux (64 bits). Upon typing sudo fdisk -l I get the out put below. Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 ...
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I had Win 7 and now i want to access data on my D:\ and E:\ drive after complete Ubuntu installation?

I am new to ubuntu. While installing, ubuntu from a USB I selected to remove win 7 and install ubuntu, option. Now, none of my C:\, D:\ and E:\ drives are visible. I expected that ubuntu will be ...
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How to clean one volume for installing another OS? [closed]

Three volumes are visible in my computer: 405, 50 and 43 Gb which has only "Ubuntu" as OS. and I want to format either the 43 or the 50 GB volume. But permission is not given. How to clean one ...
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Is my drive encrypted? I can read encrypted partition without providing password

Please help me determine if my is drive encrypted or not, what did I do wrong? I used Ubuntu Disk Utility for creating encrypted partition and I choose encrypted partition and provided a password, ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.10 and window Installation type

I am installing Ubuntu and am stuck at one window that is called "Installation type" I have 3 partitions on my hard disk: 80 GB NTFS, 140 GB NTFS and 15 GB EXT4 and want to install Ubuntu on the 3rd ...
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how to use dedicated swap partition for hibernation

Is there a very simple way to make Ubuntu use an SSD partition for memory swapping, while using a separate partition residing on a slower HDD for hibernation? that will enable hibernation in the case ...
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Ubuntu Installation Error

After inquiring if I can install Ubuntu on a different hard disk from Windows, I downloaded an official ISO of Ubuntu and burned it into a disc using InfraRecorder. I removed the hard disk which ...
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Partition of windows causing problem after installing and not shown in grub

I recently installed windows 7 to my computer. After installation my ubuntu partition was converted into unallocated space. used testdisk to recover it. After that i ran boot-repair recommended ...
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learning linux for advanced users [closed]

I am a student of computer science and am pretty experienced with windows and have used ubuntu server for a few small programming exercises, but that's it for linux. I am looking for a comprehensive ...
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Does there exist a way within the context of MAAS to specify which disk shows up as sda when provisioning nodes with multiple disks?

I am looking for a method by which I can specify the disk elected to be sda on enlisted MAAS nodes with multiple disks when they undergo commissioning, OR a method to specify which disk of those found ...
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Default partitions after installations [duplicate]

Installing Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 from scratch, onto a 128GB SSD drive, I got three partitions by the installer's autonomic decision. I have not configured partitions myself during the installation ...
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Difference between “bootable flag” and /boot mount point

In partition table, we can give /boot as mount point. But we can, too, toggle bootable flag. What's difference between those two?
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Are there any advantages/disadvantages (if any?) in running luksFormat on raw drive (sdx) vs a partition (sdx1)?

I've been setting up a few LUKS encrypted drives and noticed that I've been creating the encrypted disk directly on the 'raw'(?) drive, ie. /dev/sdb, while many examples via google are showing it ...
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clean up a memory stick

I'm trying to create a bootable copy of Kubuntu on a memory stick using the Startup Disk Creator. The trouble is that the memory stick seems to be incorrectly formatted. The KDE Partition Manager ...
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Moving Ubuntu and Windows from seperate drives to single drive [duplicate]

I currently have three hard drives in my machine that I dual-boot: - 1TB for data - 80GB win 7 - 240GB Ubuntu (only using less than half) I just got a new 256GB SSD, and I'd like to end up with both ...
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Ubuntu reinstallation side by side with Windows XP

Here's the issue: my partition table is a mess: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 63 126435960 63217949 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 ...
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How to solve Grub rescue and/or mounting hard drive problem

So, I have important files in this hard drive, and I need pick up them. To sum up, I had two HD on my machine: one with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and another two with Windows 7. I had to connect another HD ...
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Triple boot Windows partition no longer works after Yosemite upgrade

The problem: After upgrading to OS X Yosemite, my triple boot through rEFInd no longer works as it did before. Specifically, I can boot into OS X and Ubuntu, but not Windows. Furthermore, the way I ...
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Will my data partition will be wiped off on reinstall if I mount it under home directory?

Here is my partitioning scheme at the time of install /dev/sda1 mount at / /dev/sda2 is swap /dev/sda3 #it it not mounted at the time of install, going to be a separate data partition after ...
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Deleting the dual partitioned Unbuntu [migrated]

I have had Ubuntu and windows 7 dual partitioned for some time now but need the extra space on my computer. I have two questions: When I went into the run window and deleted the two partitions ...
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Can I make a Bootable USB with an ISO something other than a LIVE ISO?

Am I constrained to run Ubuntu LIVE ISO's only on a bootable USB? All other distros aside - can I make a Bootable USB with an ISO something other than a LIVE ISO? To test this I expected I could ...
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Need help installing on raid 0 [duplicate]

I hope you al are doing fine. I have always wanted to use ubuntu as my main os but has always failed to install it on my fake raid 0. I have been using ubuntu via a virtual machine when it should be ...