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 and installed don't see partitions after boot-repair

I'm trying to fix my friend's computer after it got borked by a power surge. It can boot fine from USB, but if you boot the disk, it makes it to grub and then fails no matter which you select. He had ...
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Unable to access “222 GB Volume”

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8.1. After installing ubuntu I'm unable to boot windows and unable to mount my 222 GB volume. I got following error when i tried to mount my 222 GB ...
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I don't understand the behavior of e2fsck

I've got a USB drive that's 1TB in size and has a bunch of media files on it. It originally had an NTFS partition, but I'm moving to Ubuntu Server 14 so I wanted to convert it to an ext4 drive. I use ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro 7.1, unexpected shutdown happens

I'm trying to setup a webserver on an old MacBook Pro to be able to securely, and remotely, manage our home network stuff. The end goal is to be running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, running an apache2 ...
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Ubuntu partitioning and dual boot install on Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

I just purchased a Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, which has secure boot and uefi. I have minimized the Windows 8 partition to 100 GB. What I need to know is: 1) Should I move the free space to the end of the ...
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error attempt to read or write outside of partition

I am getting following error after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on laptop. I have created 3 partitions and installed Ubuntu on primary. error attempt to read or write outside of partition Entering ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Z97X-gaming gt with nvidia geforce gtx 780ti card

How to install ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with windows 7 on a SSD, system is Z97X-gaming gt with nvidia geforce gtx 780ti card and intel i7 4790k So far after getting throught install the machine ...
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Change location of /opt or /usr? Or other way to improve system portability and save SSD space

I have a 32 GB mSATA drive which I set to be the mountpoint of /. Then I have a 500 GB drive which is set to be /home. I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 (but kept my home folder) and noticed ...
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Unabel to open another HDD with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have installed Windows 8.1 next to Ubuntu 14.04, on one HDD. This first HDD working fine, I can access to my windows file etc. But I have another HDD named "Maya" where I have ...
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Is Ubuntu still toxic to Macs with Fusion Drive?

Installing Ubuntu BROKE my (since-repaired) Fusion Drive. I burned ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso to a DVD, and booted it and I asked it to install beside my OSX install on my homemade* Fusion ...
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Reusing disk partition during ubuntu installation

is there a way to tell partman to re-use current disk layout/lvm layout when using preseeding? either that or bypass partman completely? i'm using a custom preseed file with my own partman recipe. but ...
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Ubuntu partition “unallocated” and Win7 BSODs

I've successfully used Boot Repair to get out of booting binds in the past, but this time I'm stuck and was directed by Boot Repair to share the following web address in a trusted forum such as this: ...
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NTFS mount problem

I was unable to mount two of the partitions mainly due to fast boot up feature of windows 8 , but by mistake without checking the mounted partitions, I removed windows via OS- unistaller . Now cannot ...
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How do I fix a resized to bigger space Gparted partition to show my data?

OK so I recently got a hard drive and have been using it alot lately. I was trying to re-size it (with data on it) to take up the free space I had just made by deleting some partitions with a bunch of ...
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Why can't I adjust partition size precisely with parted (KDE Partition Manager)?

Context: I want to clone my Kubuntu 12.04 (the Pustulated Priapulid) installation from one logical volume to another, prior to doing a dist-upgrade to 14.04 (the Teratogenic Tardigrade) on the ...
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How to re-create the partition table?

I accidentally dd the first 512 bytes using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 and the partition table is now gone. Is there ANY way to re-create the partition table(/dev/sdb). My hard ...
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Booting Problems

So, my computer decided to hate me and will not boot Linux Ubuntu but will boot Windows 7 (slowly compared to its usual, but it will). Maybe someone can help me. Begin: Running ...
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Cannot max out hd partition size

I am using Ubuntu server (no GUI installed at the moment). I am setting it up as a Time Machine backup. I have navigated all the steps, only to discover that the first (and only) partition on my ...
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Western Digital hard drive crash

I am building a new linux computer with a larger hard drive. I thought that I could install my old Western Digital hard drive in my new computer, set my new hard drive as my boot drive and after ...
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Missing partitions MacBook (2006)

My friend came over recently, with a corrupted MacBook (2006). He doesn't have the Snow Leopard DVD. I've live booted Ubuntu 8.04 (None newer than that worked) and seems to be working OK. The only ...
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Two “ubuntu-vg” partitions unable to mount due to naming clash

I had Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my laptop. Rather than upgrading, I decided to install 14.04 fresh on a new SSD. So, I have two drives. One with 13.04 and my old data, and one with 14.04. Both ...
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GRUB-Problem – Ubuntu on SSD, Windows on HDD

I googled alot but didn't find a solution for my certain problem. I installed windows and ubuntu on my SSD and used my HDD as a NTFS to be able to save data to it from both Windows and Linux. Now I ...
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No partitions show up when trying to install Ubuntu 14.04

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and have been using Windows all my life. I want to install Ubuntu and run as my default operating system. I don't need dual boot. My computer has a 32gb SSD and 500gb HDD. When ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer doesn't detect my partitions

I'm running Win7 64-bit and I'm trying to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04. However, when I go into the Ubuntu installer, it doesn't display any of my partitions. I would like to mention that this is my second ...
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Multiple problems with GRUB disk partitions Ubuntu login after update

Story: I have some problems which began with the lost+found folder and space which I could not get rid of even after I did dd (from live sdcard) with complete zero overwrite to the whole disk and ...
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Data recovery from partition, that Ubu formatted during install

My Ubuntu system broke up few weeks ago and there was not another way than reinstall. As I do not have anything that big as my data values on HDD, I parted the disk to two similarly sized partitions. ...
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Problem with partitions

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I open GParted, I get a libparted bug found error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda2 -- Device or resource busy. This means ...
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DualBoot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD + HDD

I have a notebook with 32GB SSD with Windows 8.1 installed and am thinking of installing Ubuntu 14.04 on dualboot, I have done a search online, but I'm still in doubt about which is the best way to ...
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Does “resize2fs” work like this?

I read how to use "resize2fs" but something is not very clear, would like to confirm if the following steps are correct. My goal is to do resizing without losing data. I can use rescue CD to boot ...
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Ubuntu DVD Startup 'Fixes' Partition table - Wrongly assumes RAID - Corrupts disk partitions

Testdisk deep search is unable to detect the correct partition table for /dev/sdb, after starting the PC from DVD (Ubuntu 14.04 LTC Trusty Tahr - Release amd64 (20140417)), and experiencing the ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on external hard drive?

I want to install persistent Ubuntu to my external USB HDD to be able to access my files and programs on any computer. It's been discussed here, but I'd like a more complete guide as to how do I ...
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Trouble installing Xubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7

I wiped my disk clean and decided to dual boot Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 in my laptop. I started by installing Windows 7 and created two 50Gb partitions - one for each SO - and other ~200Gb ...
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partitioning in ubuntu with gparted cant resize

I opened gparted and as i can see i have 3 partitions(or i think so) first one sda1 (236 mb) its ext2 type file and its booting point, second one is sda2(rest of the hdd 1.36 tb) extended ntfs type ...
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GRUB problem after creating new partition - not able to boot live-cd

I've created a new NTFS partition under windows - after reebooting I've received the following error: Unknown file system Entering rescue mode Grub rescue > I would've booted one of my ubuntu live ...
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no GRUB menu bootloader option

I have used Ubuntu distribution in my HP laptop along with Windows 7 dual-boot before. But due to some mistakes while partitioning using windows default partition tool, I formatted my system drives ...
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problem installing ubuntu 14.04

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a system with Windows 8 already installed. I do not get the option of "install beside windows". It shows that all of my drive is free space and unpartitioned whereas ...
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No operating systems detected error

I'm trying to install ubuntu(14.04) alongside with windows 8.1 . I have four partitions on the disk. The fourth one is empty with space 71 GB. I'm hoping to install ubuntu here. But when I'm trying ...
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NTFS formatted hard disk's partitions not visible in Windows. Although they are visible in Linux

I have two hard disks. HD1 has two partitions - a NTFS partitions with windows 8.1 and an ext3 with Ubuntu 14.04. HD2 has 4 NTFS partitions. Both of the disks (all partitions) are visible on Ubuntu ...
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df showing different disk sizes in 14.04 and 12.04?

I have several servers on Rackspace and have been moving some of them over from 12.04 to 14.04. One of the features they have is called Block Storage which lets you attach an external disk. These ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Manual Hard Drive Partitioning Help Needed

I'm in need of some assistance with manual partitioning from the Ubuntu 14.04 install GUI. I'm trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I have a 60GB SSD as that I want all my OS files ...
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Failure proof logical volumes on heterogenous bunch of irreliable hard disks

Like I guess most people do, I have accumulated an assortment of various hard drives over the years. They are mostly of different size, manufacturer, speed, etc. There are too many off them to put ...
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/boot on software RAID 10

I am installing 14.04 LTS on a Dell Server with 4 SAS disks. I want to configure the disks as RAID 10 but I am wondering about the swap and boot partitions - should these be on the RAID 10 partitions ...
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How long does ubuntu take to create ext4 journal;ing file systems for 500Gb drives?

I have a new server with four new 500Gb rotary hard drives. I am installing Ubuntu 14.04LS from a bootable USB flash drive. I asked Ubuntu to format the HD's with ext4 journaling file systems. Three ...
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Investigating RAID-related issue that caused data loss while using LiveUSB

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on one of my hard drives and something went seriously wrong, resulting in 400+ GB of data being lost. Frustrated as I was, I've decided to try to find out what ...
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Trying to move usr and home to usb drive

I'm running Ubuntu through crouton on a Chromebook 14 and since the system only has 18GB of space I want to put /home and /usr on a 32GB flash drive that I will have attached to the system. I have ...
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I need advice on partition sizing/placement, please

I have installed 14.04 lts in a dual boot configuration with Windows 7. HD size is 500 GB. Before installing Ubuntu I used gparted to get approximately a 250 GB partition for the Ubuntu installation. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 quit suddenly, won't boot now, “recursive partition table”

While running my recently updated Ubuntu 14.04 system, the screen suddenly went black and unresponsive. I don't remember exactly what I was doing at the time, but it was something simple like running ...
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Partitioning Problem

I installed ubuntu with windows . I deleted two partitions to install ubuntu . After I installed ubuntu these drive still keep on showing in windows . What should I do so that these do not appear in ...
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inconsistency in showing disk label

I've got my new laptop (thinkpad 440p) with windows 7.1 pre-installed and wanted to have single-boot ubuntu 14.04 on it. I wanted to change the disk partition table to "msdos" (legacy), so I change ...
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Disk '/dev/sdb' doesn't contain a valid partition table

I have installed Ubuntu on the USB stick and afterwards tried to clean up the disc to install another version of Ubuntu. I was not able to do it (even when tried to delete files by using sudo -rm), ...