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

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Ubuntu does not boot after install when another hdd/storage is present

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop and Ubuntu does not boot after install. It requires me to use boot repair https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair to fix it so it will boot ...
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Partition table lost during installation [closed]

I had Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I wanted to replace Ubuntu with Mint 17.1. I made a bootable Mint on my flash drive and ran liveCD to install mint, I had the following three options available: ...
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initramfs, faulty or not working partition

I've had a problem plaguing me for a few days. I had a buggy version of 14.04 installed for a while now, and I told myself enough is enough and plugged a USB flash drive with the 15.04 iso on it and ...
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Unable to resize lvm2 partition [duplicate]

I have been facing this issue even when I boot through Gparted LiveCD. My goal is to install Windows dual booting with Ubuntu (My wife is not comfortable with linux) Don't ask me about the ext2 and ...
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Viewing the partitions that i had while still using Windows

i have this problem that i have tried to google for a while. recently i decided to start using ubuntu as my main operating system, so i changed my operating system from windows to Ubuntu. While using ...
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Installing Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu on btrfs: how to restore boot?

I've looked at the answers on this question, but none of them solved my problem: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) My system is partitioned as follows. ...
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lvm reporting wrong size after gparted expansion - Ubuntu 14.01

After realizing I had under-allocated space on a hyper-v vm for this unbuntu install, I expanded the partition in hyper-v and then used gparted to expand the lmv and boot partitions. However, after ...
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re-install does not format selected drives

I installed ubuntu 14.10 on my Acer with new Codestarter. everything was fine, until ungraded to 15.10. The process also went fine - except occasional WiFi connections. Recently, I decided ...
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Can't start X server on main partition — Mesa/NVidia conflict?

I am unable to start my X server any time I try booting my computer -- which is running Ubuntu 14.04 -- from the default partition (i.e., by choosing the first "Ubuntu" option in the GRUB menu). ...
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trying to re-install Ubuntu from USB, initramfs error

I had a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 that was very buggy that I wanted to install 15.04 on. Before inserting the USB, I noticed that I seemed to have two partitions, one being 500 GB and one being about ...
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Can't resize partiton on Lexar USB drive

Strange reading from fdisk... ~# fdisk -l /dev/sdd1 Disk /dev/sdd1: 29.2 GiB, 31378272256 bytes, 61285688 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / ...
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No encryption options in Disks

When I start Disks (former Disk Utility), I can see my USB pen drive in the list of devices. However, regardless of whether it's mounted or unmounted, if I go ahead with the formatting I don't get ...
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Neuroimaging Use: How big for partitions (root, home, swap) and some other Qs

I will be using my Ubuntu for neuroimaging use. This is my first time using -- I've been using Macs for the last few years so am not familiar with using Ubuntu on a regular PC. A few questions: Are ...
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cryptswap1 on top of Encrypted LVM

"Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security" appears to encrypt my /dev/sda3 device as sda3_crypt, with LVM volumes for root and swap. After installation, /etc/crypttab has entries for ...
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Install Ubuntu 15.04 with full disk encryption, but without swap partition

I have a laptop with 16GB of RAM, but SSD is only 64GB. I need to install Ubuntu 15.04 with both standard options - "Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security" and "Use LVM with the new Ubuntu ...
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First time Installation - No partition can be seen

I want to install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8.1 that I have. Earlier, my windows corrupted so I had a full fresh installation. I dont know anything about MBR or GPT. I am installing Ubuntu 14 and ...
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Can Red Hat and Ubuntu Share swap

I already have Red Hat installed. When I install Ubuntu, the swap area for the already-installed Red Hat was identified by the Ubuntu installer, and the default option is to "Use as: swap area". The ...
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HDD not found in Ubuntu

I am installing Ubuntu for the first time. I have partitioned my hard drive into 40GB and 360 GB. After installing Ubuntu there's only 40GB. Where is the 360GB?
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WinUSB Installation Error

I'm trying to create a bootable windows USB stick, but when I get to the installation process, it gives me this error: > Installation failed ! Exit code: 512 Log: Formating device... Mounting... ...
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How does this partitioning page work? [duplicate]

I just dual installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7, using Wubi. It went pretty smoothly, but when my Ubuntu home screen came up and I opened the "Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS" icon, this screen came up: ...
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Hard Drives in Startech Enclosure Are Not Recognized

Issue 1 With Computer 1(Running Ubuntu 12.0.4)? I have 8 external hard drives of varying sizes from different manufactureres that are formatted as either ntfs/ext4. We purchased a Startech 8-bay ...
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How to delete a partition that is locked

I wish to delete a partition of Linux Mint. I am familiar with Gparted and using a live cd, but it is locked. It says extended /dev/sda2. Here is a screenshot of my partitions: Thank you all for ...
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Modify size .ext4 file

I'm currently trying to modify the partition table for an embedded platform. One of the files flashed towards the platform is an .ext4 file. I can mount the file, but I can't increase it's size. ...
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Installed Ubuntu Desktop using a partition on my extra HDD but Win8 keeps booting instead?

I just installed Ubuntu on a HDD and when I restart my computer, it goes straight to Windows 8 login. I have 256GB SSD (where my Win8 and other important programs are installed), and another 2TB HDD. ...
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Help connecting to Fiber HBA

We have a fiber channel set up, and I'd like to connect to it (I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 btw). I can see the wwpns that were delivered. But I don't quite know what to do from here. I can fdisk to the ...
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How to merge partitions without losing data? [closed]

Simplest question to my query is to how 'Merge 2 Partitions' ? I have 123 GB of free space(unallocated) and a 115 GB Partition (NTFS) with a lot of data (90 GB to be precise) I want the 123 GB to be ...
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recover data from free space [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 over my 13.10 but was trying to keep my data so I deleted all partitions (I didn't have a separate home directory) used manual partitioning and allocated 12 GB of my HD for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Trying to combine two partitions without losing data

When I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, I figured it would be simpler to have one partition with the O.S. and another for file storage. I think I was misguided. At the moment I have a 10 GB swap ...
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How to find the size of a filesystem?

How can I find out the size of a filesystem in Linux? By that I mean the exact number of bytes that are used from the partition, not just the output of df, as that can differ from the true size when ...
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Ubuntu on a SSD and… Everything else on a HDD

So i am looking into the future on getting a new computer, one with a 1TB Hard Disk Drive for everything and a Solid State Drive STRICTLY for Ubuntu, i did some research and found out that you half to ...
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partition formatted

a couple of days ago i was downloading a torrent overnight on windows and the following day when i opened the laptop, bittorrent showed that it was working for only 3 hours though i left it for ...
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Ubuntu terminal re-partitioning to increase the “root” partition size [duplicate]

My root partition size is not enough for me and should be increased in order to allow me adding some new application and services (e.g. mongodb). I got some more free space and I can see it when I ...
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How to get data off a Windows partition when “primary GPT table is corrupt, but the backup appears OK”

Was running Windows 8.1 on my Asus Laptop (U37VC). Blue screen; error 0xc000000e. Figure I've screwed up the boot somehow (some hard reboots lately after annoying lags). After disabling the boot ...
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Hard time to have a System Image backup and using Clonezilla Live

Oldfred suggested the following in an inquiry about using unallocated space as an extra partition of Ubuntu system to be used mainly for backups in "How to mount an extra partition in Ubuntu 14.04": ...
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Rescue mode right after installation

I recently installed Ubuntu on my computer. I installed it on my 2nd hard drive with the mandatory partitions (Root, /home, etc.), and installed correctly. When it was finished, I restarted my ...
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How do I re-enable windows partition after moving drives?

I realize the general idea has been answered many times before. My trouble it that my situation seems too specific to address as a Google search. I have a windows 7 based drive (150GB) that was ...
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Ubuntu slow after installing application on disk

I have a 1TB SSD-HDD hybrid which has been partitioned in two. I have Ubuntu installed on one half and the other partition is for games which is install via Windows (which itself is on a separate ...
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Need help for installing windows and ubuntu

wanted to do dual boot.So, for that, using windows 8.1,First of all I shrinked one of my partition to 70 GB and made a 35 GB space for ubuntu install. Using Ubuntu install menu I set the 35 Gb hard ...
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Using GPARTED in ubuntu 12.04, to create another partition [closed]

I have bought a new laptop, which has Ubuntu 12.04 in it.. Now I want to put Windows 8.1 in it, without formatting(without removing Ubuntu). I googled for the same, and found using GPARTED utility ...
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mount partition on ubuntu startup in similar way when clicks on partiton

I want to mount /dev/sda8 partition on startup. For that I created a folder in /mnt/mount_folder. And edited the /etc/fstab file with following entry /dev/sda8 /mnt/mount_folder ext3 defaults 0 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 - Expanding/Resizing and ext4 partition upon additional Disk in a Hardware RAID 5 [duplicate]

We have a web server configured as hardware RAID 5 with 3pcs 1TB Disk. Usable is 2TB and partition as follows: /var/www/html is ext4 Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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After Update from 12.04 to 15.04 partition is not regognized correctly

I have a partition named data in /data the partition i installed ubuntu on is 10 GB an full is says xxx GB free space on /data but if i try to install a setup.exe with playonlinux (wine) in this ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 along Win7 - Windows was not detected and probably got overwritten

Background information: I've a Lenovo u510, which comes with pre-installed windows 8 with their "new" UEFI boot system as you know. I need Ubuntu to run ROS for fun in my spare time and I need ...
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I cannot re-install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1

This question may seem repeated but I have other more issues. I installed 8.1 in my dell 5537 and dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04..I worked well..I installed with alongside windows option..It took ...
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Dual Booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. After I finished installing Ubuntu on my second partition, it tells me that I have to restart, but then it just boots into Windows 8.1 without asking ...
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Cannot mount NTFS partition after formating windows ubuntu 14.04 lts

I am unable to mount an NTFS partition in Ubuntu after I formatted Windows. The cause of the problem is the same in Windows and the partition wasn't opening at all so I formatted it and the problem ...
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Disk allocation

I installed ubuntu 15.04 and used entire space(640 GiB) for ext4 partition but now it is showing that used space = 30.91 GiB, free space = 24.96 GiB and 536.40 GiB unallocated space. I tried to extend ...
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How to recover a HDD with first 4MB deleted?

I have a 500GB Western Digital MyBook II which was partioned with one NTFS (pretty sure, but may also have been FAT32) partition spanning the whole disk (partitioning and formatting done with WinXP ...
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Cannot create unallocated space in Hard Drive

So, I want to set up Ubuntu in Dual Boot with Windows 7 and I need to create free unallocated space for it. This is how my drives are ( I'm using EaseUS partition manager) Link to Picture: ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 to microSDHC (class 4) card on DARwIn-OP

I'm working on a DARwIn-OP which has a "Built-in PC: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530 (32 bit) on-board 4 GB flash SSD". The pc has a ubuntu 9 on it and we want it as a fallback, so the plan is to install ...