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

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Grub editing and rearrange

basicaly I install new SSD drive for my laptop, install win7 and ubuntu on it, then put the old hdd as a slave drive to expansion slot. I totaly repartition old drive but still my GRUB instead of ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on boot up

I down loaded Ubuntu to DVD, not my hard drive which doesn't have enough space. I placed the DVD in the drive and shut down. On start up it did not launch the DVD but took me to the log in choice: ...
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No disk space after installing Ubuntu Server

I have just picked up a HP Proliant DL380 G5 Server, with 2 Dual Core Xeon Processors, 16Gb Ram and 4 x 146Gb SAS drives for £33 on ebay. Bargain. The idea was to get hands on with Ubuntu Server. I've ...
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How to resize Ubuntu & Windows partitions? [duplicate]

I've set my grandson's laptop to be able to dual boot (Vista and Ubuntu). I'd like to give as much space as possible to Ubuntu as Windows isn't used much. I'm pretty noob to Linux and have no real ...
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I accidently deleted all the partitions on my usb drive [duplicate]

Now I can't find it on my computer. ..nothing is idiot proof.
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Ubuntu not working after formatting windows partition

When I formated my partition with Windows 8.1 on it and nothing else and restarted the PC the top bar disappeared, the menu bar disappeared, I am unable to start the terminal, the windows don't have ...
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Insallation Help - Input/Output Errors when Trying to Install

Well, I'm not very good at computers, but my Acer Windows 8.1 CPU has had it's partition or hard drive deleted. I tried resetting my computer with a windows boot usb, tried refreshing and I kept ...
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How to make an Ubuntu down load bootable

I have dual boot Ubuntu/windows. I want to kill windows and have one large partition for Ubuntu. I saved the Ubuntu down load to DVD. I had to. Not enough room on my drive. I tried to restart and ...
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Best way to mount /tmp in fstab?

What is the best way (options, those numbers on the end) to mount a /tmp partition in /etc/fstab in terms of security and speed on a desktop (laptop) computer (read: not server)? I've heard about ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on MacBook 5,5, can't boot from USB flash drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) on a mid 2009 Macbook Pro. I am attempting to follow the instructions here: ...
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How to read/mount full ubuntu volume from now external hard drive

Yesterday I decided to upgrade my laptop hard drive to an SSD. I was previously running Ubuntu 14.04 on the HDD that came with it. I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on the SSD. I would like to mount up ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on 1TB HDD - partitions capacity

My machine is lenovo g580 (20150) 8GB ram I have 1 TB hard drive in it, and becouse i have never used any distribution of linux, i don't know what should be my partitions capacity (/, /Home, /Swap I ...
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Can you install Ubuntu on a Windows 8 laptop without CD/DVD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 8.1. I do not have a CD/DVD drive nor a USB stick. What I would like to know is how to install Ubuntu on a partition of your main hard drive without a ...
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How to remove Windows and partition on dual boot system

If I have a copy of the latest Ubuntu installer on DVD can I run it from within Ubuntu or simply boot from it and then be given the option to remove windows and the partition so I have just Ubuntu on ...
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With an existing partitioned drive, windows 7 on one and Ubuntu on the other, how can now get rid of windows?

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu on my Windows 7 system, going the partition drive route. I'm now out of space on the Ubuntu partition and can't do any updates. I want to get rid of Windows and the ...
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Lost all partitions by installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I had 4 partitions(C,D,E,F) with windows 8.1.But when i installed ubuntu 14.04(i choose to replace windows 8 with ubuntu) i was unable to find any of my D,E and F drives in Ubuntu.I tried testdisk it ...
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How do I become root on Ubuntu if I need to resize the partition table? [duplicate]

The issue is that I want a application to resize my partition table. It is easy. The application requires admin. privileges to do it's operations but Ubuntu somehow is not giving it permission. It ...
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How to deal with very frequent failure to inform the kernel about modifications to partition?

Moving multiple ext4 and vfat partitions in gparted 0.19.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 constantly causes Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda13 -- Invalid argument. This means ...
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How can I force startup-disk-creator to install to a specific partition?

I'm trying to make the ultimate boot stick. I've already installed the Windows RE on a partition and shrunken it down to 500 MB (/dev/sdb1). Now I want an Ubuntu LiveCD. So I create a new partition ...
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Unable to access a NTFS partition [duplicate]

I used testdisk to retrieve some partition I lost when installing Ubuntu from windows, however I did got all the partitions back but I cannot access one of of them in which all my Projects are, I ...
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Will a fresh installation of Ubuntu recognize two drives that have been in a RAID?

I have a computer with three hard drives - one is the boot drive and the other two are in RAID1. The RAID is software RAID created during the Ubuntu installation. If I reformat and reinstall Ubuntu on ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted and cannot boot

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu 14.04LTS partition lately (with Arconis Disk Director under Windows 7), now I cannot boot either into Ubuntu or Windows. After I start my computer, I will be brought ...
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dd confuses grub (and gparted)?

The initial problem was this: I wanted to test the installer I was creating for my app, but of course every time I run the installer it modifies the system, and I needed a way to reset the system to a ...
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Installing Multiple OS and prepare the Partitioning

1-I want to install Unbuntu 14.04 or Mint 17 along side with Windows 7 and also I want to install Fedora 20 on my HDD so it will be 3 operating systems, is that possible ? 2-How I can prepare the ...
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Use Parted to change a partition's flag state

I had a Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with one SSD and one SATA hard drive. I had a problem with the SSD that my system was installed on. I replaced the SSD and installed a new 14.04 on to a it. The /home and ...
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I need help in creating swap after installation 14.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu and forgot to create swap during installation... So I did cut off 4GiB out of my system partition and I'm confused what to do next? I can reboot Ubuntu everything is fine but when I ...
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tried to change home folder location, now can't log in

So obviously this is my first interaction with Linux. Finally got Ubuntu installed and I tried to move my home folder to another partition and followed the instructions here: ...
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Just getting started with Linux

Heyo! Very excited to get using Linux. I'm a low level IT support tech and am used to windows, and never considered Linux just because there wasn't any reason to do so. Picked up a free Lattitude ...
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Attempted ubuntu 14.04 install alongside windows and ubuntu 10.10

I have searched, and nothing has helped me, so here goes. I downloaded and installed the new version of ubuntu to run because my faithful maverick meercat is starting to become unstable and freeze ...
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Installing Ubuntu on the SSD of ASUS Vivobook S400CA

I have an ASUS Vivobook S400CA, and I am considering of getting rid of the Windows 8.1 and install Ubuntu 14.04 instead for my studies purposes. I see that I actually have two hard drives on this ...
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Problem mounting ntfs partition to /media

I'm fairly new to linux and I've been trying to synchronise my music on my dual boot system (windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04). I have tried manually editing fstab and using the disks program, but no ...
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Setting up LVM and deleting partition volume

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in VMware. I recently ran out of space so I decided to add a 10GB volume. The problem is I didn't install ubuntu with lvm initially so now I am trying to do it ...
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How to partition to dual boot alongside Windows 8 installed on a 128GB SSD?

I've never done any partitioning before, and I want to dual boot Ubuntu along with Windows 8. My problems is that Windows itself is installed on an 128GB SSD, while everything else (the documents ...
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Serious RAID problem that panics system

System: Dual Xeon E5-2630 CPU, 32GB RAM, Primary disk is a SATA-III 512GB Crucial SSD OS: Xubuntu 14.04.1 I am having a serious problem with RAID on this new system and hope some of you can provide ...
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HP windows 8 preinstalled and ubuntu 14.10

i'm trying to make a dual-boot n my HP ENVY 4 with windows 8 presintalled and ubuntu 14.10, Actually i have partition my disk like that : /dev/sda1 , ntfs, WINRE, /dev/sda2, fat32, /boot/efi, ...
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Recovering harddrive after using dd [duplicate]

Ok, it was late last night and you know what happens when running sudo at that time...disaster. I ran sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=8k count=10k on two of my harddrives, both containing my ...
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Root Partition using too much space

I'm having problems with my disk usage. My system monitor says that I have 44,6gb used. But when I run disk usage analyzer, it shows that I have 5.4gb used. My partitions are in LVM. Here some images: ...
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Resize my Home ext4 partition with unallocated space

I ve been trying to resize my ubuntu partition(/sda9) with the unallocated space (11.72GB) , I tried Gparted (pic1) but It seems that I can't add the unallocated space pic2 Can you please tell me ...
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Can't access Windows after installing 14.04

I have a system where I have my windows OS on a 500 gb hard drive and then Linux on an 80gb drive. I'd previously had 13.04 Ubuntu installed on said 80 gb hard drive. While updating to 14.04 via a ...
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Running multiple Python programs fills up /dev/mapper/gregorbr--lnx--vg-root 55G 52G 55M 100% /

I have a ubuntu server 12.04.5 LTS that I use to run multiple python programs that uses ssh. I have it set up so it just prints to screen, so it shouldn't take up any space at all. Here is they ...
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Synapse unable to search mounted partition

I have an NTFS partition I use for storage, and I don't manage to have synapse searching into it. For the moment, I have followed this advice, basically removing /media from PRUNEPATHS and running ...
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Windows Hard Drive Recover

I just installed Ubuntu when i had windows 8.1, I am new to Ubuntu but not Linux. I had a second hard drive with my libraries on it because my operating system is on a 120 gigabyte solid state drive. ...
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Mounting a Drive on a Fresh Ubuntu 14.04 Installation (System Type: Linux LVM)

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my machine. I had been previously using Windows on the same and am switching to Ubuntu completely. On my hard drive, i have 2 partitions, one is around 50GB and the ...
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Can't write to flash drive unless root

I formatted my flash drive with GParted and gave it a 32GB FAT32 filesystem. Now, I can only write to it as root! I have tried running the command sudo chown $USER:$USER -R /media/usb0/, but I get an ...
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How to move home partition to different start point?

I have tried moving/resizing partitions before and have ended up on many occasions breaking the installation (somehow). I do android ROM building, so I need to resize my home partition, but my layout ...
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Adding ubuntu partition to Windows 8.1 boot

I have Windows 8.1 installed on a partition and then I have some swap area partition and then I have a partition with Ubuntu installed on it. For some reason I can't boot to the Ubuntu partition, how ...
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Transitioning to Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot option alongside Windows 8. I have a 120GB SSD and have allocated 50GB to the Ubuntu partition. Things are running fine but I want to make the full ...
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How to Create Virtual Block Devices

I want to create multiple virtual block devices like /dev/sda and then use them to create an md device for test purpose. I have mounted my root filesystem on /dev/sda1 and don't have extra space to ...
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Creating an extended partition command line

How can I make an extended partition using all remaining free space on the disk? From there I want to make a NTFS file system with cluster size of 65536. as well as a VFAT file system with FAT ...
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/ is not using my entire 30gb partition

So I have some familiar background and experience with ubuntu such as adding repositories, installing drivers, installing packages and software like spotify and skype, etc. But that was on my laptop. ...