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

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Auto-installing Ubuntu next to Windows on a separate hard drive? [duplicate]

I want to install Kubuntu on a computer which already runs Windows 7. For this purpose, I have installed an additional empty hard drive (the drive containing Windows is fully partitioned and should ...
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a dreaded fsyncing/closing/dev/sda:3 input/output error

Hello and advanced help please.... I am getting this error message when I try to install onto an almost new laptop (about 1 year old but hardly used). fsyncing/closing/dev/sda:3 input/output error ...
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How to expand root partition?

I tried some solutions and I saw it didn't work for me. I think I had another problem. Can someone show me how to expand it? My system is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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Files > Devices apps in Ubuntu 14.04 question

I'm using Files apps in Ubuntu 14.04 (dual boot with Windows 10),it's similar to Windows explorer, on the left side of the window, there are 3 "folders": Places, Devices and Network. Under Devices, it ...
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Using LVM in the already running Ubuntu system

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS with dual boot system(other O/S windows 10). I had one hard drive and now i added another hard drive. Allocated around 840GB for Linux. In the past I just mounted ...
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Resizing partition (hdd/ssd)

on my vps, I got total 140GB HDD, when I building my server in web panel (debian) using 140GB, then I login to shell/ssh and issue command df -h it shows only 9GB, but rest of it is available, I need ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 Dual boot

As I am a noob in Linux being as I only started using it this week, I was wondering for help I have a Laptop running Windows 10 and while I love Windows I never had enough space or Logical Processing ...
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Home folder opens again

I have a mounted partition, where my data lie. I click on the folder icon and it opens. I go to the 196 GB Volume (that's the place) and it opens. I open a file with gedit. Now, when I want to go ...
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How can I split a partition in a RAID1 array on ubuntu?

I just purchased a brand new server on OVH with disk specification: 2 x480GB of SSD SOFT. When I do df -h, the output is: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 20G 13G ...
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Mount my OSX Partition manually and read only

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a partition of a Macbook Pro. I'm trying to get access to my OSX partition files on the Ubuntu partition. I really just want to play music- pretty simple I ...
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Is there some sort of( asymptotic?) threshold limiting tthe number of partitions Ubuntu can handle on my GUID Smartdrives?

I have about 3 OS's, including 2 flavors of 'untu, on each of two laptops. So far Ubuntu has been great at handle my predilection for extra partitions. This has been the case with 14.04, 14.10 and ...
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How to install Ubuntu on separate Windows partition?

I have two separate hard drives: C:\ with Windows 10 and D:\ with data. Now I want to make two partitions on D drive. One with 80GB for Ubuntu installation and other one with all data I have right ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD and sharing second HDD with Windows

I currently have: SSD Disk (54.5 GB free of total 112) Windows 10 installed here I would like to install Primary Ubuntu here HDD Disk (172 GB free of total 465) I would like to have Logical ...
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Delete C:/ Windows partition and install Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have 3 disk partions in my Windows 7 laptop. I would like to replace Windows with Ubuntu. But I want to save my data on other 2 partions. Is it possible for me to format C:/ Windows default ...
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ubuntu 14.04.3 bootloader cannot be installed at specified location

[retina 15" Macbook Pro 2014, rEFInd, OS X, & Ubuntu 14.04.3] Installing Ubuntu, I've chosen the 'Other' option from the template menu. My partitions are setup as follows: /dev/sda free space ...
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Give more Hard disk space to Ubuntu

I know my question have been asked quite a few times on this forum but I am not sure if my situation is similar to what was described in those threads hence I decided to create a different one. Anyway ...
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Grub Bootloader fatal error and Locked Partitions

I'm new to Linux (ubuntu) and determined not to turn back to Windows with its nasty price tag and fine print with lots of rules. I have attempted to install from a usb and just hit ok, ok, ok until I ...
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Grub cannot detect Windows 10 (UBUNTU INSTALLED FIRST)

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 pro triple booted with two Ubuntu (15.10, 14.04) and Windows 10. Initially I wiped the hard drive and installed Ubuntu. To install windows I reformatted the hard drive to GTP ...
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How can I merge two USB drive partitions into one?

My USB drive has two partitions as shown by Nautilus File Manager. Gparted, however, only displays one. Moreover, $ sudo fdisk -l only shows my internal drive (sda) but not my USB drive (which should ...
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how do i format my usb stick

i made a live usb using this solution to the syslinux error but now i cant format my usb stick for regular tasks using gparted i tried this other solution to format my usb but when i try to make a ...
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Editing Grub.cfg

I have two questions. Where is grub.cfg located? Ubuntu / is mounted on /dev/sda6 Fedora / is mounted on /dev/sda8 How should I edit grub.cfg so that when I choose Ubuntu (out of Ubuntu and ...
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Ubuntu not able to boot up and fresh installlation also not possible

I messed up with my ubuntu 15.10. I was trying to gnome-desktop-environment by running the command sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment, but I closed the process in between because I didn't ...
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Windows 8.1 bootloader is not working after install Ubuntu 14.04

after installing Ubuntu 14.04 windows boot loader is not opening ... when i turn on my laptop it boot directly ubuntu . There is no option to boot windows boot loader. I didnot delete or format any ...
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Is it safe to use /data or /vol mounted filesystem for external HDD?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to mount AWS EBS (or any other network drive) to one of the following: /data /vol /some-other-folder I know, that there standard directories, like: /var /etc ...
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LUKS Partition labeled as “Unknown”

I wanted to downsize my LUKS partition for a Windows installation. I followed this tutorial, and after rebooting my Ubuntu installation, It just shows the Ubuntu 15.10 logo without prompting me to ...
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How can I get the Ubuntu Installer to recognize that my system has windows 10 installed?

I'm currently trying to dual boot my Dell inspiron 7000 series laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Windows 10 is already installed. However while messing with installing other linux distros i seem to ...
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Mounting partition to /mnt does not work

I have four partition in my hard drive. I have set them to be mounted automatically on startup on "/mnt/partition_1", "/mnt/partition_2", "/mnt/partition_3" and "/mnt/partition_4". I did all this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04-Windows 10 dual boot makes windows hang

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04<>Windows 10 system. It has two SSD-drives, 256 GB for Windows and 128 GB for Ubuntu and one 1 TB HDD for data. Ubuntu works without any problems, Windows 10, ...
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Migrating from dmraid to mdadm

I have a problem that a 6.9TB RAID5(FakeRaid) logical volume is shown as 3.2TB in Ubuntu. Some study on the web and I found that this may be because dmraid is being used while mdadm has better support ...
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grub rescue after creating new partition from windows

I'd successfully installed Ubuntu 10.04.03 LTS with parallel to existing Window 7 Professional. Both the OSes were booting properly without any problem. After install I needed to do sudo update-grub ...
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Grow root partition

This sounds like a very basic question, but I have yet to find an answer for it. I have a partition layout which looks like this: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT xvda ...
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What is eating up my disk space?

I have very recently installed Ubuntu 15.10. I have been watching the available amount of memory over two days, and i noticed that the free memory goes on decreasing at a slow rate. Initially the used ...
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ubuntu partition grub mount failure

I have tried install a Ubuntu 15.1 partition on my window's 10 lenovo t450 machine with a usb. After running boot-repair in Ubuntu, I found out there was a problem with mounting grub2's core.img with ...
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How to boot on Mac OS X? Emergency

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition of 50 GB.My main OS is El Capitan.I don't have rEFInd installed and now i cannot boot on my main partition even while pressing option key.I can also unmount or ...
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How to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on two separate hard drives? [duplicate]

I used to be an Ubuntu user a long time ago but went back to Windows because it didn't satisfy my needs yet. But back then I used Wubi to install Ubuntu because when I tried to install it myself, I ...
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Is my Ubuntu partition gone?

I have (had) a dual boot Ubuntu and Win10 machine. Windows was hosed and I fixed it using using unetbootin. Ubuntu disappeared i.e. the boot menu that had Ubuntu and Win went. Now I only have Win10. ...
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Does these HDD free space values look normal? Is there something wrong with my system?

I have been using Windows 8.1 and changed to Ubuntu 15.10 today. I erased Win 8.1 and installed Ubuntu. I have a 500GB HDD with 4GB ram. But when i checked the Computer properties i found this: ...
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dualboot windows lost recovery but partition is still there

So i run windows 10 (on a default windows 8 machine) and i installed ubuntu 15 and after installing it and messing around decided to reinstall ubuntu, but after the windows 8 partition would not boot ...
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Help me win this war!

History: The map: I have a dual-booted laptop, Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 14.04. For Ubuntu, I have a separate partition, which stores my data. The enemy: sudo chown -R hadoopuser /, which literally ...
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Accidentally delete Ubuntu swap and main partition

When I start my PC it boots me the Grub rescue place It says error no partition found How do I fix this thing I tried set prefix and set root those things but still it says error. Please help me.
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Intel RAID5 array Shows < 50% space

I created a RAID5 array from the bios of 3 Nos of 4TB disks. Then I created a Volume in Bios which shows as 6.9TB. But in ubuntu this volume is shown as 3.2TB. Why is this so and how can I correct ...
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256GB SSD + 1TB HDD - Struggle on partioning [No dual-boot]

I'm going to install Ubuntu and I was wondering about the partition scheme. My Setup: 256GB SSD 1TB HDD (Which is already partitioned - so 650GB would be free for my files, the rest of the HDD is ...
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Please unmount any logical partitions having a number higher than 7

I saw many questions and answers for solving this issue but none solves mine. So, please read my question and reply. My partition sda8 is /(root) partition and i cannot unmount it so as to delete ...
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Basic data partition unknown

I had a working version of Ubuntu on my hp stream 13, and in my own stupidity I tried to repair the windows installation from EFI file and a recovery disk. I stopped before it advanced a lot, but now ...
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No disk, no partition

Okay guys, I had a bit of a problem with my PC earlier. Not sure what happened, it just crashed in the middle of me playing a game and when I restarted it's now telling me I have no operating system ...
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How to set partition mounted for /boot with grub installed as boot partition in windows 8.1?

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an HP Z-Book running Windows 8.1. I installed grub on an sda partition mounted for /boot. Is there some way that I can boot on that partition and possibly use ...
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Ubuntu as a main OS [closed]

I installed ubuntu 14 lts. I totally removed windows OS. But i not created partition on my 360 GB lenovo laptop. Now i have create another partition after installation ! How to create ?? please help ...
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Does Ubiquity align partitions to MiB?

In gparted I can choose to align to MiB, which is good for e.g. SSD, but how does Ubiquity align partitions, when you e.g. partition manually there?
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Dual booting pre installed Windos 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (SSD + HDD)

I got this new laptop with Windows 7 pre-installed and I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with it. Here is the partition I have currently and I don't know what to make of the `SYSTEM_DRV'. Basically, it ...
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Can't extract in partition

I have a data partition with ntfs filesystem. But when I want extract a file in that partition I get permission errors like: ntfs3-g is installed and I ran on terminal sudo chmod -R 777 ...