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

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GParted does not recognize SATA M2

I bought myself a new Laptop, the ASUS GL771JW with 250 GB M2 SSD drive and a 1 TB HDD. Now I'd like to install Ubuntu 15.10 on it, but I get errors. I downloaded the amd64 Ubuntu ISO and put it on ...
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Formatting an external hard drive nearly impossible

I have been working for the last four hours to format my external hard drive. At first I tried right clicking on it in nautilus and selecting format. I selected NTFS and tried to format it. I got ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fails to recognize FakeRaid volume

I'm trying to setup Ubuntu 14.04 AMD64 on a new machine based on an Asus Z10PE-D8 motherboard with Intel FakeRaid. The boot drive is an SSD with dual boot Windows 7 and Linux. I also have two ...
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If i install Elementary OS, will it automatically be added to the grub menu? [migrated]

I currently have Windows 7 and Linux Mint installed. When my pc starts up, it shows me the Grub menu, it shows an entry for Mint linux and the windows boot menu. I am wondering, if i was to install ...
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Repartitioning on dual boot machine

Years ago, when Redhat failed on LILO, I was given an Ubuntu CD and booted from it. From there, I could see how the partitioning was set up. I was not only able to correct the issue with finding ...
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How to Dual-boot Ubuntu 15.10 with Windows 10 (OLD HARDWARE! NO UEFI) [duplicate]

I have a bootable USB that has Ubuntu 15.10 on it. I used UUI (Universal USB Installer) to do this. Keep in mind that I have a computer built in 2010 that was made to support Windows 7, but I upgraded ...
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Unmounted then formated usb drive, now I can't use the usb drive, or NTFS partition [closed]

Earlier today I made a post about running the ./ command in a flash drive (I can't use the ./ command in USB flash drive), and after I posted this I looked at some posts about unmounting and such, ...
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Don't see my harddrives

Im renting a server at Hertzner, bought it at the robot auction. Problem is that I rent a server that's supposed to have 6 TB of diskspace (2x3TB), but I can only use one of them and only 2,7 tb. ...
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Where will the boot loader be installed if I choose “install alongside windows 10”

The situation of my disks and partitions: disk 1 260 MB --->EFI system Partition OS(C:) 118.48 GB NTFS --->Boot ,Page File, Crash Dump,Primary Disk Partition 499 MB --->Recovery Partition disk 2 ...
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WINDOWS 10 AND UBUNTU 10 BOOT/GRUB PROBLEMS

I had a dual system of windows 10 and ubuntu. After relocating my partition, UBUNTU doesn't work and I when I am trying to use boot repair, the program indicates that "The boot of your PC is in Legacy ...
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Need help migrating hard drive using Ubuntu

So, I have a computer dual-booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Despite being dual-booted, it boots straight to Windows 8 (It seems to be a recovery feature with Helwett-Packard computers, I'm ...
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how to partition the mounted drives in ubuntu 14.04

i've installed ubuntu 14.04 in single boot. My hard disk have 1tb capacity. While i'm trying to install windows in place of the ubuntu it shows no drivers are found error. So i'm decided to ...
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VisionTek Flashdrive issue with mounting

I got a visionTek USB 3.0 128 GB drive. https://www.visiontek.com/solid-state-drives/128gb-usb-3-0-pocket-ssd-detail.html It won't mount on Ubuntu 14.04. It does show up in lsusb as ASMedia SATA ...
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Trying to install ubuntu with built in partitioner

I am trying to install ubuntu and use the built in partitioner but I cannot find the 'free space' option to click. I looked online and there should be an option that says free space but it isnt there. ...
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how do I fix grub rescue? [duplicate]

So I read another article on how to fix the grub rescue... which this this one right here: Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition! So pretty much what I did was this set ...
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Partitioned with Gparted, installed android on new partition, now having issues

Well I was stupid and thought it would be a good idea to install android alongside ubuntu 14.10. I used a Live USB, partitioned with Gparted, and then installed Android on the new unused partition. ...
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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 14.04 dual booting Windows 10. I had one hard drive and now I've added another. I've allocated around 840GB for Ubuntu. In the past I've been able to mount this drive to ...
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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 ...