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 booting Windows from another hard-drive

I have an old hard-drive with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed which I used to dual boot from. I replaced this hard-drive recently and have only been using Ubuntu but I find myself needing to ...
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12.04 “Low Disk Space” message

Upon boot I consistently receive a Low Disk Space warning informing me that "Filesystem root" has only XXXMB disk space remaining; XXX is diminishing with each boot and is getting dangerously low. ...
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Restart when trying to resize partition

I am brand new to Ubuntu (and installing operative systems/partitioning/etc...) and up to know everything has been going smoothly, but now I'm having a problem that I think I can fix, but just don't ...
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Move a system from LVM to standard partitions

I need to move a system which uses LVM to a system which uses normal partitions. I created the partitions on the new hard drive and I copied all the content of the root and boot partition to the new ...
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WiFi problem caused by Dual boot of Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and Windows 7 x64 under one HDD

When I installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 successfully, the Wi-Fi was initially working. However, I cannot boot Windows 7 x64. So I installed and run the boot-repair under Ubuntu which fixed Grub2. And so I ...
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Reg Logical Drive Not working

I will using ubuntu 10.04 LTS And 13.04 32 bit. I will full format and install ubuntu in SDA1 after finishing installation logical drive SDA2 and SDA 3 not open. i will right click on that drive only ...
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removing a partition

A customer recently gave me their old computer with Windows XP on it. They said the motherboard was dead so they just gave it to me. They also said that it was a 40GB hard drive but after taking it ...
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Unable to mount hard drive partition

I have dual booted ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8.1 in my laptop. Earlier my window partition(C drive) and other NTFS partition was accessible from ubuntu. Now its giving me this error and not mounting: ...
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Opening Ubuntu partition in Windows 7

I'm curious, is it possible to be logged on to my windows 7 partition, then from there also use Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, say through a window or something along those lines? Because I have all of ...
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Installing Ubuntu after CentOS — how to handle partitions

Apologies first of all. I'm a newbie, and I'm sure it will be obvious there are many things I don't understand. I'd like to install both Ubuntu and CentOS on a new machine. Ubuntu is what I am used ...
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Could my partition setup on my Hitachi Travelstar be causing SMART spinup problems?

I just purchased a refurb Samsung laptop for my girlfriend with a 500gb Hitachi Travelstar. I partitioned it and installed Win 7 (for required work related programs for her) / and 12.04 LTS (for ...
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gpt partitions for windows 7 and ubuntu dual boot on 4TB HDD (UEFI MB)

I have an empty HDD with 4TB capacity. I am trying to create the gpt partitions using GParted so I can install windows 7 and ubuntu. What I want is to be able to utilize the entire 4TB space. I want ...
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The partitions can't be merged because they don't see each other

I have the following where /dev/sda2 - Windows7 and "unallocated" is the partition I want to add to my current Linux installation at /dev/sda6. But I can't do this for some reason. Even when I ...
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Uninstalling Windows XP

I have a Dell built in 2003 running Windows XP Home. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto a partition on my hard drive. Now I am not able to boot with XP, only Ubuntu. (on boot up screen, when I ...
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How do I prepare for Dual Boot Windows7 & Ubuntu

I am new to the Ubuntu Community and I apologize if this has been covered - I found some similar questions, but none quite like mine. My goal is to have a dual boot Win7 or Ubuntu 13.0. Here is where ...
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How to edit partition table in Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS?

When installing, I used the advanced setup and I do not recall whether or not I added a swap partition. Upon boot I typically have to wait for "cryptswap1" to be ready. It does work, but I usually ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows XP

I am new to ubuntu and am seeking to set up a dual boot of ubuntu 13.10 alongside my Windows XP installation. I have downloaded the 13.10 iso file and burnt to DVD. ubuntu runs fine in 'try me' mode ...
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Booting from LVM partition

I screwed up when I installed my machine awhile back and put the / partition (including /boot) into the LVM. While the machine will eventually boot, it won't boot non-interactively. For whatever ...
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How can I get Ubuntu and Windows XP to dual boot? (solved)

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows XP Home. Everything appeared to be progressing normally and I was prompted to eject the CD and reboot. The result was: error: no such device: ...
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Dual boot fail - cannot instal ubuntu

I tried to install Ubuntu 13 on my laptop. I have a 750GB HDD and a 120Gb SSD. I have Windows 8.1 installed on my SSD. The 750gb hdd is patitioned in 2 partitions : d:649GB and e:32.2GB. I also have a ...
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How to remove Ubuntu partition from Windows 7? Which partition is it? [duplicate]

A similar question has been asked here: How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space?, and I've used the advice that was posted. However, I still can't figure out which of ...
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Need help proplery setting up raid5 (align then mount)

Trying to ¨start over¨ and following this guide: http://dennisfleurbaaij.blogspot.com/2013/01/setting-up-linux-mdadm-raid-array-with.html I used fdisk and mdadm to create a raid 5, and I believe I ...
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Ubuntu partitions

What would be the appropiate way to partition my hard disk after installing ubuntu? Already know about booting from usb or Live cd. What I mean is: What has to be done in gparted to get a "Healthy" ...
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Merge unallocated space to extended partition and create new logical drive

I am new to Ubuntu. I just formatted, and installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. While partitioning, I made a mistake it seems. 20 GB goes unallocated and I am unable to use it. I used Gparted to try to ...
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btrfs - did I just turn RAID1 into RAID10?

I set up a btrfs partition using two 3 TB drives in RAID 1: $ mkfs.btrfs -m raid1 -d raid1 /dev/sdd /dev/sde $ mount /dev/sdd /media/media Copied a bunch of data onto the partition, with the ...
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Accessing other HDDs ubuntu server CLI

This is quite possibly the most basic question ever asked on this forum, but I can't find an answer anywhere. I have installed Ubuntu Server on a HDD and installed two additional HDDs for file ...
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Grub rescue; “no such device” error happens Intermittently

I have three storage devices: ⠀/dev/sda/, an SSD with Windows 8 installed on it (NTFS) ⠀/dev/sdb/, an HDD with a single NTFS partition on it that is shared ⠀/dev/sdc/, an SSD with Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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What UNIX codes do I need to extend my Ubuntu partition

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 through VMware Player from Win.7. I Want to extend Ubuntu partition by adding to it the Unallocated 11Gb space next to it. Gparted from LiveCD does not work, because it ...
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Completely remove the broken installation and merge its partition [duplicate]

I have 2 bootable installations, one of them is broken, meaning I can't boot it but it does appear in the boot menu. I want to completely remove the broken one and merge its partition with the my ...
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Need acess to partions

I had installed windows xp on my macbook with the intent to transfer over games i had downloaded, within realizing grub is no longer with us, may he rest in peace. I then downloaded software for ...
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Help needed with deleting a Ubuntu partition

I have a question about my partitioning. Some months ago my laptop crashed, so I decided to put Ubuntu on it. Because I had some experience with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I choose to create a dual-boot with ...
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Need help partitioning a hard disk on a fresh install of ubuntu server [closed]

Coming from a windows background I am fining myself overwhelmed by the massive amount of totally different resources available when it comes to learning Linux... I have a fresh install of ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu partitioning and installation error, due to bad HDD sector(s)

I have a 320GB HDD, which I have formatted, since it ran windows7 earlier. Now I see, that the HDD is bad in c:, so I concluded this because, Ubuntu gave me an error, that this drive is bad at some ...
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Triple boot win7,Ubuntu,Kali [closed]

I am running window7 and Ubuntu 13.10 together. I'd like to also have Kali linux installed.Despite I did the installation of both OS , I am not a veteran in this subject , I dont know where to start ...
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How to mount multiple folders to same hard disk?

I have a microserver from hp and got a SSD, which I planned to use for the OS (Ubuntu Server 12.04), while two more harddisk should run in RAID 1. People recommended me that during installation of ...
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installing the OS twice on same hard disk drive

I plan to install Ubuntu 13.10 twice on the same HDD. The reason is each installed OS will have filesystem tweaks different from the other. Below is my plan: First primary (bootable) partition will ...
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How to fix overlapped partitions in the MBR table?

My Ubuntu installed on PC is stucked at boot screen. So, I tried to install anew, but partition table is shown empty at installation wizard. I learned that my partitions overlapped. I found this link ...
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Ubuntu Installer doesn't recognize my partitions

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 along with Win8.1. The problem here is Ubuntu installer does not recognize any of my partitions and shows my whole hdd space as unallocated. That is the case with ...
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Not Able To Install Ubuntu With Windows 7

First of all sorry if this question seams repeated I am a rookie, I tried many links but not able to do that is not working in my case. On my laptop currently Windows 7 is installed and I want to ...
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Possible to mount an Eye-Fi Mobi card on Ubuntu?

I just took delivery on an Eye-Fi Mobi SD card. When I stick it in the SD slot on my laptop, the kernel says that there's no partition table and it basically can't find anything. When I run fdisk on ...
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How to create more partitions od USB flash drive?

I want to ask how to create more partitions od USB flash drive? and if is it possible under ubuntu. Will I be able to boot a live distribution from created partition? which tool should I use, I was ...
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What partitions belongs where?

I am using Windows 7, and I have been using Linux Mandriva. I am now switching to Ubuntu, and I forgot to format all the partitions from Mandriva (ext4 partitions) before installing Ubuntu. So right ...
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Resizing media Partition, safe?

I recently switched to Ubuntu 12.04. I have two storage drives, my SSD with Ubuntu and the root filesystem installed on it, and my 1TB HDD with movies and other large data files. I wiped the SSD on ...
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Installing new internal hard drive with Ubuntu. Hard drive and logical name show up with sudo lshw -C disk, but receive an I/O error when using fdisk [closed]

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a brand new internal hard drive using a USB install. Using lshw -C disk I'm able to see that my computer recognizes the hard drive is connected. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ...
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How to clone a dual boot system to an SSD in my case?

I've purchased a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (which comes with magician, the clonning software for samsung). I was willing to clone my (C:) partition (166.44GiB) and my ubuntu (12.04) partition(s) to the ...
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How can I recover my data after formatting ubuntu with ubuntu?

I blew up everything while installing ubuntu 13.04 in a machine with ubuntu 12.04 installed in it. I erased the whole data accidentally. I had a separate space called backup in older OS. Having ...
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Partitioning: Shrink Ubuntu (extended), Expand Windows

I have backups up everything, but I'm still uneasy about the process and would like confirmation. I'd rather do this one time correctly. I want to shrink /dev/sda6/ by 200GB and reallocate it to ...
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Can't apply partition table on pen drive and create partition

I have pen drive that shows unloacted.I have tried many tools as gparted,fdisk,gpart,testdisk etc. but i can't make it usable. Here is my test results: Fdisk: $ sudo fdisk -l .... Disk /dev/sdc: ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 error

I installed Wubi a little while ago to try out Ubuntu and I really like it so I decided to make a partition and install 13.10 fully. When I booted from my USB with 13.10 and tried installing it using ...
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Install Linux next to Window after reserved Linux SSD is broken

I have (or had) two disks in my laptop: a SSD, where I had Ubuntu installed, and a HDD, where 50% was used for Windows 8 and the other half for lvm2 used in Linux. However, unfortunately my SSD is ...