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

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Lost Swap Partition

I set up a new Ubuntu Partition a few days ago. Yesterday I installed the Kubuntu-Desktop to replace the Unity thing. Since I installed the new desktop the Linux-Swap partition won't work anymore and ...
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Create randomly encrypted swap when installing 14.04.1?

How do I create a randomly encrypted swap partition when doing a clean install of 14.04.1? This option was available in the text-based partman in 12.04, but I can't find it in the graphical partition ...
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Dual booting windows 8.1 + Ubuntu issues

I currently have windows 8.1 pre-installed on the laptop. I have a 840 evo 120gb and a 500gb hdd. I've shrunk the SSD and cleared 20gb free for ubuntu. However, when I go onto Ubuntu installation, it ...
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Not enough space when trying to transfer files from one HDD to another

Recently my hard drive started failing so i got a new one. I was copying my files to the new disc, around 350GB and around the half of the procedure - 1.5 hrs in - it stopped without giving any ...
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What is the best way to increase my Ubuntu partition?

I am now using Xubuntu in dual-boot with Windows7 and I need more space for Ubuntu. I had installed it for testing purposes because before 12.04 I had no support for this laptop, but now it works fine ...
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How do I use move space from /home lvm to root lvm

I have a root lvm with 10 GB, most of which is used, and a /home lvm with 877 GB. I want to resize the /home lvm to free up space, and then allocate that to root. I'm not clear on whether I can ...
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No option to install alonside windows [duplicate]

I created an ubuntu install disk on my flash drive, and i put it in and booted it up, but when i got to the installer, there was no option to run alongside windows. I only have the options of ...
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Why can't I resize a dynamic VDI with modifyhd command?

I see here How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine. It should work with a command like VBoxManage modifyhd xp.vdi --resize 2000 When the VDI has a fixed size you can get this ...
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Safely removing and reclaiming Windows partition when Ubuntu was initially installed via Wubi [duplicate]

I wish to reformat a Windows 7 partition, reclaiming it for use under Ubuntu 14.04 already running on the machine. Windows is no longer needed. The partition is mounted in Ubuntu and its files ...
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Best underlying file system type and configuration for HDFS

I would like to reformat a local drive partition and turn it into a partition for HDFS. Which file system would be most performant for running HDFS on top of it? Any optimizations I should take care ...
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How Do I Install Ubuntu 14.04 With Self Installed Windows 8?

I'm really screwed. I'm trying to hit the job from 2 hours myself but can't figure out what's wrong. Followed youtube, askubuntu as well, but no luck. First of all, what I'm trying to do is: I want ...
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Why won't my system boot off of a partition that I just transferred the Ubuntu install image to using the dd command?

I have a drive that I would like to install Linux onto, for eventual use on another machine. I want to bring the Ubuntu installer image onto a 20GB partition, and then boot into that. When I boot ...
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Hard drive reporting wrong size

I have a 1TB Hitachi drive that has been working just fine. I had to repartition it into vfat because a co-worker's Mac drive was dying and I needed to copy what I could. He took the 1TB drive home ...
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Create partition or install windows on the external hdd

I'm trying to install windows on the external hard drive, but nothing I have found until now didn't work (some of the instructions I didn't understand..) so I decided after a half of day to install ...
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When installing Ubuntu, can I use the dd command to copy the image to my 1TB hard drive for subsequent insertion into another machine?

Typically people are installing Ubuntu using a USB drive or burned DVD, but I don't have these. I would rather just go with installing to the destination hard drive itself, make it bootable, and ...
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install ubuntu12.04 on dell r710 raid 5

I have created a virtual disk 0 with raid 5 on Dell r710. This virtual disk 0 consists of 6 physical disks. Each disk comes with 1TB disk space. I used the bootable CD that I created to try to ...
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Triple Booting Mac, Windows, Ubuntu on Mac with Windows Already installed with bootcamp

So on my macbook I have OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Windows 7 Professional, and I want to install Ubuntu from a USB stick. I already have a bootable USB drive, and already installed refind. The problem is ...
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Shrinking root using logical Volume Management

Currently, Ubuntu 14.04 is my only OS. so, i decide to shrink my root to install windows 7. i use logical volume management but it says: "Logical volume is not mounted but is in use. Please close all ...
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Hard disk partition problems installing Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows XP

I'm istalling Ubuntu 14.04 using a DVD bought by Merchandise Mania and I want to install it alongside Windows XP.The installation gets stuck when allocating drive space to Ubuntu:the allocation ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, GRUB isn't boot manager

When I clicked "restart now" after installation (and after I tried out Ubuntu for a bit), I was expecting GRUB to come up right away where I could choose Windows 7 or Ubuntu 14.04. However, Windows ...
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How to deal with duplicated GRUB entries with different names?

As I told in a previous question, I was having GRUB problems with a dual boot PC with both Lubuntu and Bodhi Linux. One of the partitions (the one with Bodhi Linux) was messing with the GRUB entries, ...
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How to mount a partition on an internal drive using USB live

I have some problems with my computer. I can't boot, so I've booted it using live USB. I wanted to check what's going on with my computer, but I don't know how to mount the partition. On my disc ...
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Whoops! Low disk space!

I wasn't expecting to use Ubuntu for so long, and I heard that the partition thingy is fixed, you only get to pick how much space you want once You can't go back, that's what I heard Is there a way ...
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Checking of Residues of Windows

Years ago I had Windows OS in my System. But I now I am using Ubuntu only. I have 3 partitions in my Hard Disc Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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How to restore a LUKS partition?

My /home partition disappeared on my main HDD. I changed SATA slots, then I got strange "no lvm available" errors during boot when usually the password would be entered (I do not have any lvm setup at ...
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USB Drive Format Error

I am trying to format my 19GB usb drive. I am currently using gedit. sudo gparted It works, but with a nasty error. (gpartedbin:7382): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 7 was not found when attempting ...
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Transfering my Ubuntu install onto a replacement hard drive

Today I am planning on swapping out my ridiculously small 20gb hard drive, for a less small 80gb. Only issue is that it's my Ubuntu drive and I'd rather not go through the install process again. I ...
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Will Ubuntu format and erase the partition I intend to install it on?

I've never installed Ubuntu (or any linux distro) on a hard drive before but now I want to install it on a partition and have a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 being on the C drive and Ubuntu on the ...
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system reinstallation - only system partition

While doing the first installation of Ubuntu 12.04 I've made a separate partition for the system, to be able to reinstall it without having to clear all data. So I have / on one partition, and second ...
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System tries to install grub on usb instead of ssd

I'm trying to install Ubuntu server on my storage server. The problem starts in partition manager when the system wants the usb that i'm installing it from to be the system hdd. I change it to the ...
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Can't find the “free space” in the partition table while installing ubuntu

I am trying to install ubuntu with pre-installed Win 8.1, I shrinked the C parition and I have the unallocated parition in disk management .But when I am at the parition table step in installing ...
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Computer boots automatically into GNU GRUB, no other options

Currently, when I start my computer, this screen is shown. I do not have any other options, it boots into this within a second of starting my computer. I used to have Windows 8.1 dual booted with ...
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steam can't use EXT4 partition mounted with write permissions

I have an SSD that has an EXT4 partition that is mounted and I have full RW on that partition, even all users. If I want to add the steam folder in this partition steam tells me "new steam library ...
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If I extend a Linux root partition, will it lose data?

My root partition is out of space due to a stupid mistake, but the rest of the disk is occupied by the home partition. If I merge /home into /, I am guessing everything currently on /home will be ...
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System partition full error but actual usage far from 100% (df -h)

I am setting up a home server with Ubuntu server 14.04. I recently setup nzbget and downloaded a few gigs of data before it complained about low disk space. The system is installed on 60 GB SSD with 3 ...
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Error while partitioning hard disk due to problem in writing out superblocks

While installing Ubuntu, I got an error as follows : The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 Then I tried partitioning the hard disk with gparted by removing all the partitions and ...
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Tried to return to windows after installing ubuntu and got stuck at “no such partition entering rescue mod”

The question is quite complex. I've tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB on my PC which had already been running Windows 7. Initially the Ubuntu installer didn't detect windows OS, so I've made ...
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Ubuntu doesn't save state after hibernation

As of yesterday, I had been using Ubuntu 14.04 with a 3GB swap-space. However, I was finding that I was unable to hibernate if I had more than 3GB of RAM in-use. So, I booted on a LiveUSB of Gparted, ...
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Are there any issues with backing up Ubuntu running on an internal SSD drive to an internal HDD?

I'm configuring a new Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS machine and will be using a Samsung 512 GB SDD in my first internal hard drive bay. I've got a couple extra 500 GB HDD's that I don't want to waste, plus ...
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How to get these files back?

I ran the rm -rf / command on my kubuntu system and i ended all losing everything on my system. I've seen several data recovery tools like foremost and testdisk but they all talk about running it ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu and keep Steam game data?

I wanted to know how I could keep my data from Steam if I were to upgrade my Ubuntu version in the future. I have a very great amount of experience of Linux and I have installed Ubuntu before. I know ...
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Can not see C drive ( windows installed ) in list of devices in Nautilus

Let me tell how the problem started. I needed more free space for D drive, so i extended free space for D drive from C drive by using the the function EXTEND of Mini Partition Tools Wizard. Then the ...
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How to run Ubuntu 14.04.1 without a USB or disc with partition on windows 8

Just to be clear, I have already partitioned my hard drive and I am ready to install it onto my hard drive. But I don't have a empty Disc or a USB Storage stick. So I was wondering if there was a way ...
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GParted Unknown Partition [duplicate]

I recently opened up GParted to partition some space and I noticed an unknown partition being listen. I don't know whether this is why my computer has booting/waking from suspend really slowly but if ...
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Can not create new partition

This is my problem: I can't use GParted Partition Editor to create a new partition or resize/move. I cant do anything with that drive. I want to create a new partition to install windows 8.1. I ...
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How do I remove ubuntu 14.04 on /dev/sda6 installed alongside ubuntu 12.04 on dev/sda1

I did a silly thing. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Ubuntu 12.04. I want to get rid of ubuntu 14.04 (dev/sda6). Here is my gparted: How do I remove sda6 and merge it with sda1 in ubuntu 12.04. ...
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No swap installed. Why is swap value still 60?

I purposely installed 14.04.01 LTS with no swap partition because I do not require it for what I do. Just curious why cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness still produces a value of 60. I'm considering ...
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Installing Ubuntu without deleting other partitons

I have a laptop with windows 7 installed but I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04. My question is that is there a way to install Ubuntu 14.04 without deleting the data on my other partitions like D: ...
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Dual-Boot Unbuntu with Windows 8 on yoga 2 pro

I need help setting up an installation of Unbuntu on my yoga 2 pro, but I need to keep the Windows 8 on their as well. I have resized a partition to have 80GB free, but it is in the middle of the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD and using my HDD

I have 500 GB of hard drive on my laptop and 24GB on SSD. After I install Ubuntu on the SSD, how can I make use of the hard drive? How do I make it so that only the operating system is on the SSD and ...