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

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Partitions in Windows/Ubuntu

I created a partition in Windows 7 in anticipation of installing Ubuntu 16.04 to run as dual boot system. While installing the OS I chose the automatic option instead of the DIY path. Both OS's are ...
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Unable to mount second hard drive

I have a machine with two hard drives. One hard drive is dual-boot, and has both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 installed. The other hard drive is reserved for storage. Until recently, this storage hard ...
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is my flash drive broken?

I have usb flash drive which is not recognized when plugged in two of my pcs . Here is what happens when i plug the drive: [ 1809.142270] usb 2-3: New USB device found, idVendor=058f, idProduct=1234 ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 and Mint 17.3 sharing home partition

On my Lenovo G780 laptop I want to use Linux Mint 17.3 and Kubuntu 16.04. Under Linux Mint I set up a home partition before. Now I additionally installed Kubuntu in a separate partition. I would like ...
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How to install windows along with Ubuntu with shared data

My Laptop has a 1 TB hard disk. I have 3 partitions. 30 GB bootable ext4. 9 GB swap. 961 GB ext4. I have 74.9% of data (242 free) in partition 3. I want to install windows (dualboot) in a new ...
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How to fix Unknown Partition in GParted

This problem happened when I try to resize my /dev/sda2 size (from 35 to 20 GB) and move the free space to /dev/sda5 (data) using GParted. Unfortunately the GParted is force closed. When I tried to ...
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When installing 16.04 LTS, the only partition option is iSCSI

Running into an issue while installing 16.04. Currently have a 14.04 server running, and installation had no issue. However, I am now trying to do a clean install from USB for 16.04 on all the same ...
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Change partition size from Windows

I've got Ubuntu installed along with Windows 7. I want to make Ubuntu's partition bigger since now it's my main OS. I lost the USB stick I used to install it, so I'm wondering if it is possible to ...
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Booting Ubuntu from 2nd Hard drive

I Just bought a Refurbished Dell precision M6600, Which has two 700GB 7200RPM Hard Drives. Windows is Installed on the first, Ubuntu on the second (Along with Swap Partition). Everytime I've done this ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition now cannot get past Grub Rescue

I deleted my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7, and when I boot my computer it says: error: unknown file system Entering rescue mode... Grub rescue> Now I can enter commands. I googled a lot of ...
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Need to reinstall/repair after backup from 14 to 15.10

My Ubuntu broke when I was upgrading to 15.10. I can still boot it up and login but only in console mode. startx brings up a broke desktop environment. sudo apt-get upgrade etc does not work either. ...
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hard drive doesn't appear as device

I have an Acer Aspire R11 combination Laptop / Tablet. It has a 32 Gb harddrive with a few partitions. Windows 8.1 is installed on it. I recently had an issue with partitioning. I decided to use an ...
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How to align a Nvme SSD partiotion after installation? [duplicate]

I've install Ubuntu 16.04 in a Nvme SSD,but I found the partion 6 isn't aligned automatically through parted command: sudo parted /dev/nvme0n1 (parted) align-check optimal 6 6 not aligned This ...
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Deleted Windows and data doesn't save when restarting

I am a newbie so I have no idea what to do :p I deleted windows when installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS from a usb and I clicked on format Hard drive and install ubuntu (or something like that). And ...
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Reinstall grub to “/” (encrypted) possible? And to make it primary?

After many many years out of linux, I decided to install Ubuntu 16.04 on a spare HDD I had. My system has 3 HDDs: sata0 -> 3TB Chameleon Boot Loader / Mac OS X [sda] sata1 -> 3TB winloader / win7 ...
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Grub2 missing partitions. Fix? [duplicate]

I recently made a post because Grub wasn't finding the partition (Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition?). I assumed this was because I was trying to boot externally, via ...
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How do snap packages affect root partition size in 16.04?

I've read that snap packages are bigger because they contain all of their library dependencies. I normally make separate / and /home partitions. For a fresh install of 16.04, should I make / bigger ...
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Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition? [duplicate]

I have recently installed grub on my internal hard drive. I have swapped out my hard drive with an solid state drive. I am attempted to boot to my original hard drive (the one with grub installed to ...
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How to make installation stick having storage partition

I'd like to create USB stick having both: a) Ubuntu 16.04 installer, b) storage partition. So I can boot a computer with it, install or just start Ubuntu and be able to copy data from computer drives ...
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“sudo ecryptfs-recover-private” gives “find: ‘/run/user/1000/gvfs’: Permission denied” after botched (?) upgrade

EDIT 1: I reinstalled 16.04 having booted through the CD but with the HDD installed, now I can read the "readme.txt" and I can click on the "access-your-private-data.desktop" and it seems to run for a ...
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Change size of /root patition in ubuntu 16.04 LVM

I installed ubuntu 16.04 with these settings "Erase Disk and install Ubuntu" with "Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation" checked I have a 1tb hard drive and all that 1tb is now in the root ...
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Install ubuntu with manual partition or erase all

I am using ubuntu 12.04/14.04 since long. And those I was using along side with Windows 7. So for that I was required to select "Something Else" option while installation. By selection something ...
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Problem with /home

Sry for my english. I had /home on the other partition. I delete this partition and in graphical mode i can't log in. In console i can. I have Ubuntu 15 with link to this partition and Lubuntu 15. In ...
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DMRaid Not Detecting its disks

We had a software raid using dmraid in an ubuntu 14.04 box. For some reason, we changed the sata ports per disk. The disks were removed and added again to the case but on different sata ports ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 15.10 (Swap partition creation failed)

I got a 2nd laptop with no operating system on it and I would like to install Ubuntu 15.10 on it. I made an bootable USB stick with a genuine version of Ubuntu 15.10 (from Ubuntu.com), and right now ...
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Installing dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on separate disks

I have a new computer. It has a 128GB SSD with Windows 10 pre-installed on it. It also has a 1TB HDD. I would like to install Ubuntu on a partition (say 100GB) on the HDD for a dual-boot. I would like ...
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How auto-mount an external Flash disk into a home folder

I have a flash disk where I put videos and I want to auto-mount this USB memory stick into the Videos folder when it's plugged to the computer.
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Encrypted LVM partitioning

All I want to do is install an ubuntu based distro (Backbox 4.5.1) with the following configuration: 200mb primary partition for /boot encrypted LVM that contains: 30gb for / 8gb for /swap and the ...
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How to use GPARTED in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have an OwnCloud server running on Ubuntu 14.04, I downloaded OwnCloud's ISO to mount it into VMware Workstation but it only has 40gb dedicated to it so I expanded it to 100gb in the VM settings but ...
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Cutting out using DD command

I need to cut out a partition, using DD command. How do I achieve this? In my case I need to copy from block 205267 to (including this block) 29311545. The blocksize is 512 Bytes.
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How to dual boot install Ubuntu 15 with Windows 10: No other operating system recognized

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 from the directions here. My machine is a Windows computer running Windows 10, which was upgraded from Windows 8.1 several months ago. When I try to run the ...
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install new kernel produce the message “No space left on device” although there is free space

I compiled the kernel 4.5 and when I tried to install it using the command dpkg -i I get the message "No space left on device" although there is free space in boot partition Here the output of the ...
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Can't copy files/make folders in new Truecrypt volume

I recently purchased a new external harddrive, and created a new partition on it. Then, I created a Truecrypt volume on the partition. However, it seems that the volume was created incorrectly: when ...
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Install UBUNTU MINIMAL to external HDD

I am trying to install UBUNTU minimal to a Seagate 1TB external HDD. I have disconnected my internal drive so that this installation doesn't conflict with Windows 7. But I am experiencing problems as ...
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Combine partitions in GParted after removing Windows from dual boot

Hello guys! I've just removed Windows 10 from my PC so now I am only with Ubuntu (Elementary OS). Everything is working just fine, but now I want to expand my Linux partition to take all the space ...
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grub doesnt show windows 10

Whenever I boot into system, Linux directly boots. On pressing shift, grub shows only Linux, not windows. Here are results of fdisk and update-grub. I think I have installed Linux the wrong way. plz ...
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Partition external hdd for Linux/Mac/Windows/Ps3

So i need 3 Partitions on an external hdd like the following, but i can't get it set up Partition 1: fat32 (Ps3, Windows, Mac, Linux) -> movies etc. Partition 2: exfat? (Mac, Windows, Linux) -> ...
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Using lvm and thin provisioning (thinpool) on a PV larger than 2T

Initial problem I'm trying to make use of lvm thin volumes on Trusty 14.04 with an external drive of 3TB as the PV for the volumegroup, but for some reason this fails and the thinpool gets somehow ...
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How to change /home to a new encrypted LVM partition

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and chose the option to remove all and set an encrypted LVM(I have a backup of all my data). I have 1 SSD(/dev/sda) and 1 HDD(/dev/sdb). What the installer did: It set ...
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If I uninstall windows 10 from my laptop to install Ubuntu will I beable to go back to windows 10 at a later time

I have an ASUS X555LAB it came with Windows 10 installed but did not come with any windows disk. I want to know if I completely wipe my HDD and install Ubuntu will I be able re-install windows 10 at a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 installation and GParted fails to recognize windows partitions. Need help determining cause of this [duplicate]

I have tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 using a live USB, but GParted and the Ubuntu installation screen does not list any partitions (only lists the drives as sda, sdb, and sdc) and shows my 2 SSDs ...
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In grub rescue mode, after typing 'ls' it is showing only (hd0) (hd0,msdos1). After typing ls (hd0,msdos1) , it is showing error. What to do now?

grub rescue> ls (hd0) (hd0,msdos1) grub rescue> ls (hd0,msdos1) (hd0,msdos1) : Filesystem is unknown.
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Give non-root fopen function access to /dev/sdb2

I'm writing some basic terminal C code in QT that needs non-root access to the entire partition (/dev/sdb2, not the mount point). Here's code example: FILE *fp; fp = fopen("/dev/sdb2", "w+"); If I ...
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Mounting NTFS Drive to Ubuntu Server VM without losing data

I have a Plex Server running on an Ubuntu VM with KVM as Hypervisor. Until now I had my Plex Server running on my Windows Desktop PC. Now i want to mount the NTFS Drive to the Ubuntu Vm so my Plex ...
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Is there current information on Swap management? [on hold]

There have been various discussions on this topic in the past with contradicting conclusions. Some people believe that: Swap is unnecessary in modern systems, as usually enough RAM is available ...
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SD Card mounts read-write, but can't edit partitions

I have an SD card that will mount, and I can read and write to it, but I can't edit the partitions. Using the Disks utility, when I try to delete one of the partitions, I get an error saying that the ...
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How can I delete all partion of my pen drive and create a single volume?

I have 8GB pendrive. The current configuration of my pendrive in shown in image. It shows 6.9 GB as a free space, 2.3 MB as a FAT drive which is shown when i open it. I want to format drive but ...
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Error Mounting Harddrives [duplicate]

I'm running dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu and got 4 internal harddrives installed (see list specs). When I want to access video footage stored on my WD30 I get the following error: Error mounting ...
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only 96GB of ~750GB after mounting to /home/…?

I got a 800 GB partition out of a 3 TB HDD, fomated it with ext4 and mounted it to /home/elliot/BigData permanently via /etc/fstab. It works fine but after rebooting I got only 96GB free space out of ...
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Re-size boot drive partitions

I recently swapped out a smaller drive (320gb) for a larger one (500gb) because I was getting warnings about space. I had done all of the logical things I knew about to free up space and decided it ...