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

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Unable to access Windows partitions

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Need help installing Ubuntu 14.04

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Deleted linux swap, now booting to grub rescue

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Increasing Windows Partition

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Finish partition from Ubuntu 14.04

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