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

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Dual boot windows 8.1 acer V3-571G with Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to dual boot my acer which came with windows 8 pre-installed. I tried using the tutorial here doing it the simple way but when I load Ubuntu from my transcended flash drive it says that ...
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GParted Won't Format FAT32 Partition

I get this error when attempting to create a FAT32 partition with GParted: mkdosfs: failed whilst writing FAT I've tried creating a new partition table first, wiping the drive (with 0's), and ...
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Dual Partion windows not working ?

I originally set up Ubuntu "along side" widows(Vista) and realized it was done though wubi after I tried to set up a VB and didn't have enough room. I then repartitioned the HD and did a stand alone ...
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File system doesn't have expected sizes for Windows to like it

I'm trying to copy my partitions to another hard disk so that I can break the RAID 0 that my laptop came with. I'm using gparted. There's a 40mb partition in the beginning of the hard disk (raid ...
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Attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0 problem

I installed ubuntu 13.04 on a 16GB usb memory (full installation, not live usb) and boot it with vmware player 6 + plop under windows 7 64-bit host. To avoid windows format complain, I created a ...
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Removing Ubuntu, Please Help

I had the wubi.exe in my 16gb usb drive. When attempting to install it, I mistakenly selected my USB drive as my installation drive. After installing, I formatted my USB drive, meaning the uninstaller ...
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Protocol driver not attached (hfs+)

On a 12.04 LTS system, I am attempting to mount an SSD that was formerly in a Macbook Pro. It has four partitions, one with a Ubuntu install, one for swap, one a Macintosh recovery partition, and the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 can't see Windows 7

I already read other questions like this but nothing seems to work. I just had my ASUS UX31A recovered from factory with Windows 7. Everything is fine there, so I tried to reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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help me understand lvm initial setup loop device

I have a (very) rough understanding of what lvm is, I'm finding it a little hard to grasp loop devices however. Anyway here's my issue: Someone ran an Ubuntu server install for me and probably went ...
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12.10 installation with LUKS encryption & LVM in EFI mode

I'm trying to figure out how to perform an installation of Ubuntu 12.10 (in UEFI mode) with LUKS encryption and LVM scheme. What I've done so far: Booted on a GParted Live CD 0.14.1-6 in "UEFI mode ...
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Partition table BSD

I messed up the partition table of my HDD and i guess now its in the BSD format and windows/ubuntu both cannot read it. Does this mean I need to format my HDD and lose my entire file system or is ...
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Preseed create two empty partitions (“do not use”) with partman

I have a question about preseeding. I need to create a simple partition table like this: / 10 G EXT3 primary swap 8 G SWAP primary 100G "Do not use" primary (to be ...
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Can't have overlapping partitions

I have a machine running ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 on dual boot. I created a ntfs partition to do easy switching but as there were only 4 partition possible, I unknowingly deleted system reserved ...
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Problem with the allocated partition memory

I installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi on to a 60GB partition. I installed Qt sources, which are a couple of GB in size, but once I start commpiling it started complaining about lack of memory. I ...
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How to make some partitions undetectable by Ubuntu 12.04?

Background My friend has got Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed in his Laptop's internal drive and Ubuntu on External Drive. Recently, there is some problem with his Internal HDD and it seems to me like ...
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Disk partition on Windows resulted in: GRUB rescue error: no such partition. Ubuntu boot folder does not exist on any partition

I knew almost nothing about file systems and that caused the large story for me. There were many questions on this topic and nothing could help me. Sequence of the story is next: 1) I had on my ...
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Grub2 installation from liveCD on HDD without installing linux

Before everything I would like to apologize, since english is not my mother tongue, I might do some grammar mistakes, I'm deeply sorry for the inconvinience. If i'm asking for help, it is because I've ...
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Enable to recover data and linux partition after windows 10 upgrade

I have a dual-boot windows 8 and Ubuntu with a NTFS data partition on my laptop. After a forced migration to windows 10, my computer restarted on grub rescue mode and i was enable to boot on ubuntu ...
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Dual boot Android/Ubuntu Touch - from sdcard?

I have an Aquaris E5 Ubuntu edition, and also an Android phone. As an experiment, I would like to make both of these dual boot both Ubuntu Touch and Android, and I've already found this: ...
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How to upgrade drives in mdadm RAID?

Server that runs mdadm RAID1 2x 1TB HDD needs to be upgraded to 2x 4TB. After I want to configure mdadm monitor to send me e-mail if anything happens to RAID. What is the safest way to do this and ...
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Dual Boot: Directly booting to Xubuntu without giving me option to boot Ubuntu MATE

I first installed Xubuntu in my laptop. I then installed Ubuntu MATE choosing the option 'Something else' in the installer to create manual partitions. I created a 60GB space for / and 30GB space for ...
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Can not boot into my windows

I have two drives. One drive has windows 7 and the other has XP. I created an ubuntu live USB-stick with rufus to see if my computer can handle, because it is very old. Specs: Pentium 4 2.8 GHz 2 GB ...
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Previously encrypted USB drive unable to format

I have a USB pen-drive that was given to me encrypted (with the key). After backing up its content, I decided to format it to remove the encryption using gparted. The format failed as it seems the ...
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The efi file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) failed

I have been trying to install linux on my laptop and I keep getting this error. I select the automatic install for ubuntu and every time it goes to install this happens, this also happens when I ...
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Unable to add raid drives to Asus z97 machine

I have a Asus z97-a Motherboard and I just installed 2 HGST 4 Terabyte drives. Awesome right? Except that I cant seem to get the on board ASUS Raid to work? "Control I" will get me into the Bios and ...
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Can't mount /boot/efi partition under install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on a IBM server x3550 M4 with ServerRAID (RAID1) but I have a few problems. Under the partition menu I get this error. We have used Ubuntu before on our IBM ...
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Filesystem/RAID configuration to stripe/mirror three hard drives

I have 3 HDDs in my workstation: 1.5 TB (drive "A") 2TB (drive "B") 4TB (drive "C") I am doing a fresh install of 16.04. I would like to find a filesystem/RAID configuration that allows me to ...
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hard drive doesn't appear as device

I have an Acer Aspire R11 combination Laptop / Tablet. It has a 32 Gb harddrive with a few partitions. Windows 8.1 is installed on it. I recently had an issue with partitioning. I decided to use an ...
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DMRaid Not Detecting its disks

We had a software raid using dmraid in an ubuntu 14.04 box. For some reason, we changed the sata ports per disk. The disks were removed and added again to the case but on different sata ports ...
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How to format a shared partition which you can access even if you have hybernated

I have searched for this specific question but I didn't find anything useful. I have created a shared partition so that I can access it both from Windows and Xubuntu; it is an NTFS partition. The ...
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Ubuntu and VHD grub rescue error

this might be a bit complicated, but i hope someone can help me. -I have my work PC, It has Ubuntu 14 installed and Windows 7 -I created a VHD image of the Windows partition from within Windows 7 OS ...
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Can I install a Live CD ubuntu onto my hard drive

I have installed and used Bootable USB's to install or run Ubuntu. I want to create say a recovery drive lets say /dev/sda1 is /efi/boot /dev/sda2 is /dev/sda3 /home /dev/sda4 is the recovery drive ...
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All hard disk as Unallocated

I had Win10 installed on my hard disk and I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside W10. During the partition creation I did a mistake and now I have all my disk as Unallocated. I can't even go ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 shutdown impossible

Unfortunately, I was not able to solve my problem in the meantime, so I'm asking this question again: So I decided to turn my Laptop from Windwos 8.1 into a dualboot with Ubuntu and thus installed ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu along windows 8.1, shows wrong disk partitioning

I first had Windows 8.1 on my laptop installed and now I'm trying to add Ubuntu 15.10 and be able to dual boot. I have freed up some space and partitioned my hard drive for the Ubuntu installation. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a 128GB thumb drive

This is my first time using the forum and Ubuntu, so I apologize in advance if I do something wrong or don't understand. Recently, I purchased a 128GB thumb drive that I wanted to install Ubuntu ...
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Fresh Ubuntu Install Won't Boot

I feel a little dumb for having to ask question to what will probably turn out to be a simple answer, but I have been pulling hairs over this for a few days. I am trying to set up an Ubuntu system for ...
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I created symlinks between windows and ubuntu (ext4) partitions, and I think it's causing havoc, how do I hunt them down and remove them?

I want to remove all symlinks between my ntfs and ext4 partitions. Is there a simple way to find them, and then remove them? I am using windows 7 and 14.04. I believe I used them to force my dropbox ...
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Extend Ubuntu partition dual booting with Windows 10

I have a Microsoft Surface Book with DGPU and I am new to Ubuntu. I'm dual booting Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 Pro. I need to make the partition for Ubuntu bigger, because I made it only 30 GB. There ...
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Unable to Mount C Drive (could mount other NTFS drives)

My problem is a little different than usual. I'm unable to mount just one of the NTFS drives. C:\ drive, which contains windows. I can perfectly mount other NTFS drives in the same hard disk. ...
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LVM mirrored reads goes to one drive instead of both

I've set up LVM mirror on two HDDs. The mirror works (and even has proven it's efficiency when drives failed two times). The problem is that all read operations goes to only one HDD, I see it with ...
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How can I recover an encrypted home folder on a partition where resizing it made those files disappear?

I had a partition that contained my Ubuntu 15.04 installation. I wanted to shrink the volume with gparted but as soon as I did that my entire encrypted home directory disappeared, so I extended the ...
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How to add unused space

my machine has a lot of unused space. Here is the output from the command sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda ...
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Save Personal Files From Win 7 Partition Before Installing Ubuntu

Intro I was gifted a Toshiba Lifebook T2010 Tablet/Laptop that had Windows 7 Ultimate installed. I have dabbled with Linux, off-and-on, for many years but I am only familiar with the OS, but not ...
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How to fix wrecked flash drives using Ubuntu 14.04?

So, here's the scenario: I have a backup of a USB drive on my Ubuntu machine. I also have openssh installed, and I was copying files from the backups over the network using FileZilla on Windows since ...
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ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist

I've tried to install Ubuntu on a laptop, and despite the fact that the OS works perfectly fine on a computer that I used the same USB with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that works perfectly, however the laptop ...
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/tmp running out of space, can't umount /tmp to cleanup (device busy)

When I tried installing VLC plugin libde265 , I got this error message E: Write error - write (28: No space left on device) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. I also ...
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“Stretching” `root` with Gparted on Trusty

Just as I installed Oracle Java 8, I registered a full 'root' on an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. See the ext3 partition seen under gparted as /dev/sda5 with mount-point / below. In an emergency, I cleaned ...
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Remove FreeDOS from ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu alongside FreeDOS. Now that i think of it, i should've erased FreeDOS and do a clean ubuntu install. I want to remove FreeDOS from my computer, but it has the boot flag. Can ...
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Move unallocated space out of extended partition

There is an ext4 partition with main OS (Xubuntu). After I have an extended partition with free space and a swap. In the unallocated space I'm going to install another OS. How can I move the ...