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

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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

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How do I reinstall Windows? [duplicate]

A short while ago I installed Ubuntu and hoped to dual-boot with Windows 8.1, but it couldn't detect Windows. I skipped it and erased Windows to add Ubuntu, but now I want Windows back on (I heard ...
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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]

After looking through a lot of different guides and information on this site and others, I have a basic idea of a partitioning scheme to use for a dual boot Ubuntu-Win7 machine but I'm not so clear ...
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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

I have a small but annoying problem, recently i have been enjoying Ubuntu 14.04 and intend on keeping it but I am trying to resize my primary partition so I can have space when installing windows 8.1, ...
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How do i make a stand-alone hard drive partition?

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install Windows. But I don't want my Windows files to be accessible from Ubuntu and vice-versa. I want to work as if I am on two different systems ...
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partition table ubuntu 12.04

Whats wrong with my partition table (see picture bellow)? I just upgraded online from ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 and now the new system wont boot from the hard drive. I have created a startup disk from SD ...
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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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wont see windows7 in grub after moving drives to other pc

i have moved 2 hard drives to new pc, repaired grub, ubuntu was detected successfully however windows wasnt detected, i did use BootRepair few times here is Boot Info Summary, its quite a mess ( as i ...
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how to uninstall ubuntu

Friends! i met with a strange problem. its a bit lengthy. i created a bootable pendrive of ubuntu 14.04. when i started my pc and opened boot menu and choosed the device which contains ubuntu and ...
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Reformatting partition to ntfs

I am trying to install windows 8 on my PC that is currently running Ubuntu. I have tried to reformat the partition to ntfs however I can out unmount it because it is in use. I have tried using gparted ...
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reboot or select proper boot media

I shrunk my windows 8.1 partition and was able to successfully install Ubuntu 14.04. The only problem was my touchpad wasn't working anymore in Ubuntu, just in windows. I found this article online ...
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Ubuntu and windows boot issue

I am new to Ubuntu, just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I installed it in same hard drive (1 TB) in which i had installed windows but in a different partition, each has 500gb of space...but now am not ...
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Dual Boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04 hybrid drive [duplicate]

I have ubuntu installed along with some programs and files, I want to see what I need to do in order to install Windows 8.1 alongside ubuntu. I have a boot partition along with my root and a folder in ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 Installation: Partition Sizes for 32Gb of Free Space

I'm fixing to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 on my ASUS X551-MAV-EB01-B and so far I've cleared away 32Gb so that the free space is for a full installation (alongside the pre-installed Windows 8.1). ...
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I cant install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1

I have a computer running windows 8.1, and I want to install ubuntu along side of it. However, my computer has some corrupted system files on it when I bought it, so I took it into a local store to ...
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Ubuntu dual-boot installation

I am planning to install windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a ssd drive and have a secondary internal sata HDD for other data storage. Looking for suggestions on partition scheme and also if it's good idea ...
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Forget to configure a separate partition for /home

I recently installed Ubuntu, manually partitioning the hard disk. I created a 16GB partition for / (root), and a swap partition, with 226GB free that I intended to use for /home, but I forgot to add ...
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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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Problem removing swap partition

I have a SanDisk SSD U100 124GB. When I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I partitioned as: - 250mb boot; - 4gb swap; - the rest ext4. Some times later, I removed the swap partition in order to merge it ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu OS problem. D Drive lost.

I just installed Ubuntu on my system which already has Windows 7 alongside. After installing the OS, I cannot see the Disk D partition on my Windows OS. I tried "changing the drive letter and paths", ...
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reinstall windows 8 on dual boot with Linux elementary os [duplicate]

days ago i crashed windowds 8 giving the error UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME. Since i have a dual boot with elmentary i try to acces the w8 partition disck but it was imposible for me (it freezes Linux) ...
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What tools can resize the partition where Windows7 resides?

On my laptop, I have Windows 7 installed on /windows-c, and my partitions / and /windows-d are running low. How can I arrange more space for these two partitions from /windows-c? Gparted output: ...
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no dash/applets shown after installing ubuntu desktop on ubuntu server 14.04 64bit

I tried to install Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my server i.e: - Motherboard: mini-ITX GIGABYTE H77N-WIFI - Processor : Core i3 - DDR3 : 8 GB - SATA HDD : 1 x 500GB, 3 x 1TB - Network if: ...
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Files written by linux in NTFS partition needs admininstator rights

I have dual boot linux (mint, but you know it's a fork of ubuntu) and Windows 8.1 with a shared NTFS partition. If I create a file in that volume in linux and then goes back to Windows, it asks me ...
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How do I add space to LVM's root partition without shutting down my VM?

I'm using vmware and want to add space to a VM without shutting down the system by simply adding space to the existing drive. How can I accomplish that?
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Partitioning dual-booted (with Win7) disk with shared partition

I want to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 laptop, which already has Windows 7 installed (I want to dual boot the two), and I'm a bit confused about the disk partitioning. I've tried ...
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Duel boot yoga 2 pro

I want to duel boot Ubuntu on my Yoga 2 pro but Device manager will only let me shrink my main volume by 9 GB and i need 75 GB. I have 115 GB of free space and I'm not sure what to do now?
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how do I partitition a drive into 4 partitions?

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 lts. 1st attempt was a disaster. i dont know what went wrong. my windows 7 was wiped out and ubuntu was not installed. next i reinstalled win7 then ubuntu. in win7, ...
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How can I extend primary partition into an extended partition's free space?

I looked around but this question hasn't been asked before. My disk looks like this: The 64 GB primary partition is Windows. I want to extend that into the 17GB (highlighted) free space. Is it ...
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partition harddisk in already installed windows to dual boot windows/ubuntu without reformat

Is it possible to partition my hard disk on my already installed Windows, and yet not reformat my hard disk in order to do so? And then still being able to install ubuntu to the second partition so ...
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Not sure which way to dual-boot Ubuntu 14 and Win8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 1500 3000 series and it came preloaded with win8.1 and I would like to dual-boot Ubuntu 14. I have read 10+ guides and watched 5ish videos and I feel fairly confident that I can ...
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How to install Ubuntu from windows

I want to install Ubuntu server on a free partition, my hdd is divided into two partitions, the first holds windows, my programs and so on, the second one is completely empty. I can't make a bootable ...
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“No root file system defined” error while installing ubuntu

I am not a computer techie. I installed Ubuntu side-by-side with Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo laptop but I keep getting stuck at an error 'No root file system is defined, please correct this from the ...
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Slow Boot Times — “gave up waiting for root device” error

I just installed Ubuntu this past Sunday. This afternoon after my laptop battery was drained, I plugged it in and started to boot into Ubuntu (I have a dual-boot setup along with Windows 8.1). I was ...
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Triple booting Ubuntu 14.04 caused 6 primary partitions

Before, I could only create 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition on my machine because it had an MBR structure. I created empty space in another logical drive within my extended partition. I ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu from a partition and reuse the partition for another distro?

Ubuntu has been giving me a lot of trouble with frequent freezing and I can't seem to fix it so I wanted to remove Ubuntu and try another distribution. I was thinking of either Elementary OS or Linux ...
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How do you restore an encrypted hard drive? Password being available

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Unable to format usb drive (udisks-error-quark, 14)

I have been striving hard to format my usb drive. I cannot format it. Whenever I try it using the disks utility I get the following error message: Error unmounting /dev/sdc: Command-line `umount ...
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files copied in usb hard drive using rsync disappear

I use Ubuntu server 12.04 and using rsync I successfuly copied files using rsync from server to the external usb hard drive which is plugged to the server all the time. For some reasons I reinstalled ...
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upgrade from 11.04 to 14.04 in a mac partition

I have a macbook pro (4G RAM) with two partitions: one with mac os x 10.5.8, and one with ubuntu 11.04. How can I upgrade the ubuntu partition to the latest ubuntu version? Update manager gives no ...
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Increase Partition Size Ubuntu 14.04

I want to partition /dev/sda5 and merge the unallocated space with /dev/sda6. How to do it? I've searched for many ways to do it but I couldn't understand much to proceed. Please help!! Here is the ...
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Fifth partition

I'm trying to install to my Dell Latitude E6540 ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. The problem is that I want to make a fifth partition for storage. The 1st partition is for ubuntu os. The 2nd is for ...
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resize partition of / on ubuntu server 12.04 [duplicate]

Currently i am running Ubuntu server 12.04. works great.. till today i realize i flawed my partition setup and set / to a 6gb partition, and /home to a 30gb partition on the same drive.. here is my ...
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Cant install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS alongside Win 7

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Installing ubuntu and drives partitioning [duplicate]

I am shortly switching to ubuntu forever. I want to erase windows 7 and run my laptop on ubuntu. I have acer aspire 4736z laptop with intel t4400 processor, 3 gb ram, 320 gb disk. Is 64 bit system ...