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

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shrink the disk(vdb) then mount it root

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/vda1 5.0G 796M 3.9G 17% / none 2.0G 176K 2.0G 1% /dev none 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% ...
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How can I avoid wrecking Dell recovery partitions when installing Ubuntu?

Newbie here. :-) I've tried reading questions and answers about installing Ubuntu on a SECOND hard drive, and although I haven't done it yet, it looks straight forward and I expect to install Ubuntu ...
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Partition Table problems. Primary within Extended?

I am a new beee, and probably out of my depths. I dual booted Ubuntu 12.04 on a machine already running windows. I eventually dumped windows, and used Gparted running off of the Ubuntu Desktop LiveCD ...
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How reinstall and not to loose data if Ubuntu installer cannot detect my old Ubuntu?

my update from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 was recently interrupted by power failure so I decided to reinstall it. I run the install from usb but when I choose reinstal ubuntu error window appear: "The ...
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Should Making a New Disk for Wubi be fast?

Should making a new Wubi disk take a very long time? I am currently following along to the steps in this answer for increasing the root partition space for my Ubuntu Wubi install: Increase size of ...
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How to remove gnu grub command line at start up of mac

i'm a noobie with Ubuntu.So i was trying to install Ubuntu in a partition of my HD in my macbook through a USB flash drive and something went wrong in the end of the installation(i got a black screen ...
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Partition errorno 28

While installing from my flash stick which is 4gb big, the installer says I no more have hard drive in space in my created partitions. Problem is I did no create any partitions,but my laptop says ...
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How to resize Lubuntu partition

I did read about resizing partition with gparted but it doesn't work for me... I have Windowns 7 on a primary partition and lubuntu on extended, I mean on extended I have 'root' partion and 'swap'. ...
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Error partitioning a Toshiba MK3265GSX hard drive that use to be an external hard with Ubuntu 12.04

I recently removed a Toshiba MK265GSX hdd from an external hard drive case and then installed it in a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 which previously had the factory hdd. I then attempted to install Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer doesn't detect my Windows7 partition

I wiped out Windows8 from my Toshiba Satellite L840 and installed Windows7; While trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3, once I get to the installation type screen, I get just two options: Erase Disk and ...
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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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Least impact upgrade to latest ubuntu from old version

I am looking to upgrade from 13.04 to the upcoming 13.10 but have a few questions about how to handle the upgrade whilst having the least impact on my current setup. I have these partitions on my ...
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What should I do with this apparently redundant swap partition?

I have a machine running Ubuntu Server on an encrypted LVM, with an encrypted swap partition. After I unlock the LVM during boot, I get this message: The disk drive for ...
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update-grub does not detect windows although os-prober does

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, then windows 7, and then fixed grub with gparted livecd. now i am in ubuntu, and when i type sudo update-grub, i don't see windows detected, i see that instead: ...
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How can I install ubuntu 12.04 besides ubuntu 13.10

I have ubuntu 13.10 installed in my laptop (lenovo u430) and I want to have ubuntu 12.04 also (because of graphic drivers). When I try the live cd, it says I have no other OS in my computer and that ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu from USB 2.0 on OS X

I'm running OSX 10.7.5 on a Mac Mini 2012. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu, but keep running into issue, after issue. This is what I have done: Got an extra external hard drive an formatted to MSDOS with ...
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After failed partition resize, Ubuntu won't boot. It just keeps rebooting again and again

So, here's the thing. I was moving a partition with gparted and I stupidly clicked something that crashed the program. Now when I turn on my computer and select ubuntu 12.04 recovery (with linux ...
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How do I get /home to mount?

My PC has 6 drives. /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc and /dev/sdd are 750Gb SATA drives. Each drive has one partition filling the complete drive (/dev/sda1, /dev/sdb1, /dev/sdc1, and /dev/sdd1). These ...
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Error loading operating system after I have installed Ubuntu 12.04

Steps that I have done: (First OS was Windows XP) I had 3 partitions, NTFS and FAT, then I formatted the drive during Ubuntu 12.04 partitioning. I have formatted the drive with ext4 and other one ...
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Which version of ubuntu for installing alongside windows 8 OR formatting windows without touching ubuntu 12.04 in its partition

I have windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside, within a partition each. Since I had upgraded from windows 7 after having installed ubuntu, I had no problem with the ubuntu installation back ...
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Install ubuntu on acer s3-951 ssd

I'd like to install Ubuntu on my Acer S3, but I can't see the 20 GB SSD. /dev/sda is the HDD. There are on the HDD two 140 GB partitions, a 15 GB big partition and a ~100 MB partition, and there is a ...
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The Ubuntu installation does not create swap partition

The Ubuntu installation does not create swap partition. This issue happen with both 12.04.2 and 13.04. I tested it with two diferents pc and with a virtual machine in virtual box into Ubuntu. I tried ...
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error: grub rescue>

Had dual boot with ubuntu 12.0 and windows XP. Windows partition got corrupted so i try to reinstall XP by bootable disk. But after formatting of C: when setup copied files for installation then upon ...
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error in disk partitioning during ubuntu server 12.04 install

I'm installing ubuntu server on an old 2003 dell computer that has a 2 GHz intel processor, 128 MB RAM and 40 GB HDD. I'm installing from a multiboot usb. Everything goes fine; however when I get to ...
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HD is seen in busybox but not in the live usb

I'm a victim of an infamous problem with wubi and I might be about to lose all my data. But that's not my question. The problem is that whenever I try to at least backup some of my files by booting ...
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SSD 4K alignment question

I have the following partitions for my SSD: (sector size = 512Byte) Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 2048s 122882047s 122880000s primary ntfs ...
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recover data from lost partition

I got the glibc not found error while trying to upgrade from Kubuntu 12.10 to Kubuntu 13.04. So I created a livecd and by accident started installation. Before I knew it, it deleted the partitions. I ...
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Installation Problem Involving Netbook w/ 2 Very Small Hard Drives, Partitioning Is Being A Problem, Too

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 on a first generation eee PC that has two itty bitty solid state drives. (One drive is 8GB and one is 4.5GB. And that's ALL I have to work with, too!) I already ...
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Boot failure after disk manipulation

My 32bit 12.10 system won't boot. I used Gparted to increase the boot partition’s size because updates were not working. As expected, the system needed boot fix. I have tried the Boot Repair option ...
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mounted NTFS partition without trash

right now I'm testing ubuntu 13.04 64bits, I installed it inside windows 7 originally I had my HDD partitioned(2GB Swap, 78GB Os, 346GB, as a warehouse) so my temp ubuntu is instaled on the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Win7 64-bit: /dev/sda contains GPT signature

I have 2 options in BIOS Legacy Support (enable/disable). Its a recently purchased laptop and has the UEFI option. I enabled Legacy Support and installed Win7 64-bit successfully. Then I booted ...
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How to make a fresh install while also creating new partitions and keeping encrypted home directory

How can a machine be securely migrated from "Ubuntu - single partition - home directory encrypted" to "Debian - separated partitions for OS and home, and maybe for swap too if that is an advantage - ...
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Internal drive sdc sometimes mounts, but sometimes fails to mount and is assigned sda

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 (Kubuntu if it matters) and I have it set up to mount hard drives automatically on start-up (In System Settings under "Removable devices", I have the setting "Enable automatic ...
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Installing Ubuntu over Windows 7, recovery partition

I'm currently attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 4830T-6678 laptop. The laptop came pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium, and it contains a recovery partition that I don't ...
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Full disk encryption & boot partition from a CD

I would like to try enabling Full Disk Encryption under Ubuntu 13.04. I would also like to put my boot partition on a burnt CD-R, rather than unencrypted on the HDD. A CD-R has a number of advantages ...
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resize2fs: Invalid argument while trying to resize /dev/sda1 (dd problems)

I was attempting to copy my Ubuntu installation to a larger HDD following this guide with the dd command. The guide says: "It's recommended you dd to an identical partition for optimal results." ...
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trying to dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu 12.10

I have been trying to install Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 ( 64 Bit ) on a Lenovo twist notebook. I have now installed Windows 8 ( with UEFI, secure boot disabled ) and I am following the instructions ...
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Var partition refuses to unmount

I have /var on a separate partition on two computers using the reiserfs filesystem. Everytime I reboot, or shutdown my computers /var refuses to unmount claiming the device is busy. I then have to go ...
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root file system not found in prseed partition

I am using following partition recipe for my partition on ubuntu 12.04 precise. d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true ...
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No device file for partition in /dev/

I did partition /dev/sda1 using fdisk. After creating two partitions, saved the table. And rebooted the server. But there is no device file present for new partitions. :~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk ...
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Installed 12.04 LTS onto external hard drive, will not boot

I went ahead and figured out how to install onto my external HDD using a CD to do it. The install went fine, and I made 3 partitions. One of 500mb, ext4, /boot. Another of about 200gb (wasn't sure how ...
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What happens when I expanding LVM+eCryptfs Volume (regarding encryption)

My system had a Windows partition using the beginning of a 500 GB disk, followed by a LVM setup with a Volume Group and several Logical Volumes (encrypted home, root, swap). I deleted the Windows ...
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Recommended dual boot partitioning for Asus N56VM s4089V Windows 7 64bit

Being brand new to this, although I've done alot of research, I would like confirmation that what I want to do is achievable with the current disk partition I have on my laptop. Current set up via ...
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Secondary Storage not properly mounted

Not all of my secondary discs partitions are visible.When i open it from GParted it shows NTFS signature missing.Is there any way to fix this without lossing any data?? This drive(secondary) has 4 ...
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Why is the Ubuntu partition seen as unallocated space after Windows 8 upgrade?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 as dual-boot. Today I decided to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 on the other partition. I read on some forums that I would most likely need a liveUSB to ...
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“Different filesystems on the same disk” issue on Community Ubuntu Documentation guide

Reading the Partitioning/Home/Moving guide (about to move my /home to a different partition), I came across this notice: If you're moving from Windows and your new home partition is going to be an ...
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I broke hibernate when I set two distros to use the same swap space

I use Ubuntu as my primary OS, but I have also installed Fedora to see what all the hype is about. I made the stupid decision of making them share swap space, not thinking of the consequences on ...
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How do I find out on which partition is my Windows?

I have fully functional Windows and Ubuntu that is broken (I accidentaly broke it) and want to do reinstall. With Live-CD, I can see: 3 NTFS partitions, one ext4 and one unknown. How do I find out ...
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Problem with resized partition

I have Ubuntu 12.10. I resized my sda5 from about 71GB to 43GB using gparted, I didn't get any errors. After restarting my computer, sda5 is gone both from Ubuntu and Windows (it was D: partition) and ...
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Swap bug 100% Increase with two apps running?

Newly installed operating system, nothing download except updates. Firefox currently downloading one file. SWAP at 0% Then I open up Ubuntu software center.. Swap starts rising slowly and slowly . ...