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

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Why do I get an error whenever I install the bootloader?

I'm on an iMac which also boots Windows XP and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I get to the part of installing the bootloader I get an error. Previously I continued ...
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casper-rw live ubuntu CD

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Converting Primary to Logical Partitions

I am dual booting Ubuntu on Windows 8, and during the install, I get no option to install alongside Windows 8. A previous question gave me the information that I needed to make my partitioned drive ...
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Windows 8/ Ubuntu Dual Installation Problem!

Okay, so I have fulfilled all the requirements necessary to dual booting Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Windows 8 (disabling secure boot and fast boot, making liveCD, and partitioning 50gb of free space on my 2tb ...
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how to fix Ubuntu boot after intalled windows?

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Deleting Windows Partition + Installing Ubuntu = Please Help!

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Why might parted mklabel not work?

I've just got a new ssd card which I'm trying to partition. I have already used it and I know it is in a good condition, still I've had a lot of trouble, and it has come to using parted to try and fix ...
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Installing Ubuntu to secondary drive

Thanks to whoever picks this up, my question is: I currently have two hard drives, a 64GB SSD and a 750GB HD. I am running Windows 7 on the SSD, and have most of my media stored on the secondary ...
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how to use gparted-live? I get a blank screen and I am alien to the commands

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can't mount nor read my former windows8 ntfs partition in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

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when I try to install ubuntu in dual boot it will not display partition of my windows so what is the problem?

when I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 along with my windows 8.1 in dual boot it doesn't show me the partitions of my windows 8.1 and a free block that i had created. please give me the solution.
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regarding ubuntu installation and partitioning [duplicate]

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How to make a user share on a 2nd hard drive in samba?

Im running samba on a small hard drive. i want all the user shares on a 2nd, much bigger hard drive. i can create the user shares, thats not my problem. i just dont know how to see the directory for ...
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How to recover Audio files from a External HDD?

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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't boot after moving to different partitions

My original setup: SSD: /dev/sdc1: Windows System Reserve /dev/sdc2: Windows /dev/sdc3: /root HDD1: /dev/sda1: NTFS Storage HDD2: /dev/sdb2: Windows Documents /dev/sdb1: Extended /dev/sdb5: ...
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Restoring previous Windows 7 data after a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

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users and shares on external partition

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md5sum check fails for every iso download and errno5 error during install everytime

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improve performance - NTFS to ext4

My laptop is 7 year old HP compaq with ubuntu 12.04. It was dual booting with windows partition. I was not using windows for the last 1 year and formatted and the windows drive and removed it. ...
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How long for 14.04 installation to repartition disk

So I wanted to replace 12.04 alongside W7 by 14.04 alongside W7. Trying the upgrade path resulted in a crash, grub badly mutilated apparently. So tried a fresh install. 14.04 recognises W7 so I ask ...
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Configuring RAID in HP Proliant ML350e Gen8

We have purchased two stock HP ML350e Gen8 servers. Ubuntu 12.04 is to be installed in those. The stock base unit have provision for 6 hard disks for creating RAID in which, one is filled with 500GB ...
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Problem using “custom created directory”

Forgive my ignorance, because I'm not sure how to explain 'cause I'm young (17... okay maybe not) and I'm new to this. I just installed Lubuntu on my HP Mini 110-3000 and I chose to resize my ...
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Recover windows partition after trying guymager

I was trying to learn Ubuntu and the utilities it usually offers (unlike Windows), and I decided to give guymager a try to check on a usb kingston drive I have. When trying it, I decided to use the ...
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How do I reinstall Windows? [duplicate]

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14.04 Freezes When Modifying Files

I'm having issues on my installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that have only started happening very recently. Basically, it seems that anytime I perform any add, modify, move, copy, or delete a file on my ...
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Having trouble running more than one vmware vm simultaneously on Ubuntu

I have a i7 machine with 8GB RAM and two external harddisks, both contains a NTFS partition, today I noticed some gaps while booting a second vm under Ubuntu, which took more than 5 minutes to boot ...
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Partition and file system scheme for Win 7 and Ubuntu 14 dual boot with UEFI and GPT [closed]

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Unallocated space partition to Ubuntu Partition

I have a dual boot machine (Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04). My situation is this one: sda1 and sda2 are of Windows sda6 is my ubuntu partition. I would like to extend this one. I searched on the ...
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Trying to enter screen were i can access my USB on start up so i can install GParted live CD and Windows 8.1

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How do i make a stand-alone hard drive partition?

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partition table ubuntu 12.04

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Gparted and installed don't see partitions after boot-repair

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wont see windows7 in grub after moving drives to other pc

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Reformatting partition to ntfs

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Ubuntu dual-boot installation

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Forget to configure a separate partition for /home

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Unable to access “222 GB Volume”

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Problem removing swap partition

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Dual Boot Ubuntu OS problem. D Drive lost.

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reinstall windows 8 on dual boot with Linux elementary os [duplicate]

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