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 7-ubuntu problem

I have a big problem. I am a beginner in ubuntu and i cannot seem to figure out the problem here. i went through all the topics in askubuntu and ubuntu forums but i cannot fully understand what people ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after resizing

I'm a newbie Ubuntu user, and I was using a latest Ubuntu version on my laptop. I tried to install Windows7 alongside the Ubuntu I was using I did, I used Gparted from Ubuntu live CD to modify ...
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How will this terminal command affect my partitions?

I recently posted a question asking about how to fix a complicated problem with my laptop after partitioning my hard drive. The problem is here -How do I undo those partitions I made for dual booting? ...
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I can't install Ubuntu besides windows without format

So I have a SSD of 120 GB on which I have a Windows 8.1 installation. I decided to install Ubuntu besides my Windows 8.1 on my ssd, all went good, I started configuring the OS and installing drivers. ...
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Error wiping newly created partition /dev/sdb1

I know this may possibly a duplicate but i tried a lot of things to solve this error. There are already two partition and i am trying to create third one but it shows the following error. Even i ...
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How do I undo those partitions I made for dual booting?

So I attempted to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on my new laptop (aorus x3 plus v3) and it REALLY ruined it. Essentialy broke my new £2000 laptop. I followed this guide (because for some ...
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Recover Ubuntu partition (no show in GNU GRUB)

Background: Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted with Windows 8.1 I was trying to install package libudev1:i386 apt-get was throwing a bunch of missing/broken dependencies I tried aptitude install -f ...
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Just deleted windows and not able to access storage getting this error message: [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sdb2 at /media/electricboogaloo/STORAGE: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sdb2" "/media/electricboogaloo/STORAGE"' exited ...
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Howto install onto a software RAID?

I am trying to install onto an ASUS system with an LSI (fake) raid controller. Unlike debian, ubuntu 14 detected it and installed drivers and utilities. Then it creates a RAID 1 as directed. All is ...
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Disk partition for ubuntu 14.04.2 [duplicate]

I have installed Windows 7 with two partitions (C & D drives both have 60GB each)on my 160 GB HDD. Now I want to install Ubuntu 14.4.2 on the unallocated remaining disk space. Please tell me ...
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Recovering Ubuntu 14.04 after installing Windows 7 [duplicate]

How can I reuse/access my Ubuntu 14.04 Operating System(OS) to get my important files. My Hard disk drive(HDD) is partitioned into two.I had previously installed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation

Hi I'm trying to upgrade an old version of ubuntu server to ubuntu-server-14.04. However there is a large amount of data under /home (1.4 TB) which I do not want to lose. Nor do I prefer to make a ...
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Unable to free up space on vg-root

I have an Ubuntu Server installation 14.04 that I used the ubuntu default LVM partitioning by the installer (With the /home, /, /tmp... as separate partitions) and I never thought anything of it and ...
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Accidentally formatted boot partition

I am running Ubuntu 15.04, installed on a 256GB SSD. There is no other operating system there - just a small boot partition, an ext4 partition with my data, and a swap partition. A few minutes ago, I ...
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Installations of 15.04 lost both an external HD and the internal HD with Windows

Round 1: installation of 15.04 on an external HD using a T520i with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit installed, formatting the Ext HD with two partitions 497 and 494 GB + the boot partition). The fact that ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu after install

I installed with what I thought were the recommended partitions but I think I may have done something wrong. I'm not loading windows or any other OS and I don't have anything indispensable on the ...
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Minimum size of home partition

What is the minimum capacity of /home , is it possible to make more than one logical drive for secondary storage?
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GParted-Moving a partition may cause OS fail to boot?

I am trying to use GParted to re-size a NTFS partition and assign space to Ubuntu. I was trying to allocate 245 MB free space to /dev/sdb7 partition of type ext4 [1] which seems like the ubuntu drive ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Booting Straight to BIOS

I shut down my laptop (a Samsung 350v5c previously running Windows 8 but now running Ubuntu 14.04) fine last night but when I came to boot up this morning my laptop kept taking me straight to the BIOS ...
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Is 30 GB enough space for working with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside windows 7. I have 4 partitions on windows 7. I had a 73 GB partition which I could have used in it's entirety for installing ubuntu. Unfortunately, when I chose ...
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Recover data from USB flash drive with testdisk and photorec

I have a 32GB flash drive, somehow it is no more working, it is detected as an 8Mb drive as fdisk -l shows: Disk /dev/sdb: 8 MB, 8454144 bytes 1 heads, 17 sectors/track, 971 cylinders, total 16512 ...
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Recover data from repartitioned SD card?

I had an SD card with an important .cpp file. I forgot about this and repartitioned and reformatted the drive. The drive in question was formatted ext4. Is it possible for me to recover this file of ...
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Problem with dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04.2 and Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

I have a very interesting question. Okay, so when I boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 x64 from my USB stick, it doesn't detect Windows 7! I have tried to convert my disk to basic, but I don't seem to have an option ...
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Resized VirtualBox VM disk, but when partitioning can't use all new available space

yesterday I've resized a VM Virtual disk from about 15 GB to about 26 GB. If I run fdisk I can check that disk is resized: Disk /dev/sda: 26.2 GB, 26214400000 bytes 255 testine, 63 settori/tracce, ...
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Using files from several OS

I have two operating systems (Windows and Ubuntu) on the same HDD on my laptop. I would like to use some of files (videos, music, doc) in both OS. What is the best way to organize this from ...
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Overwriting Ubuntu 11.04 with 14.04 LTS while keeping windows 7

I am trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want it to overwrite the currently installed Ubuntu 11.04 and leave Windows 7 untouched. I have four drives (C,E,F,R) on windows. Is there a ...
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How to extend my file system partition?

I realise this is a question that is asked a lot and I did look through other posts before writing this, but I feel a bit at a loss here. I just installed Ubuntu 15.04 Server+Desktop and accidentally ...
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new to linux cleaning issues and control issues

i need somebody to instruct me in the use of the command line.and in the case of manual cleaning any tricks to getting into temp files and etc to clean out my computer ans save space.i had to do away ...
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usb not showing up or anything no fix helped

The usb only showing up in lsusb and the disk utitily. fdisk,testdisk and gparted wont show it. I cant mount the usb anything, does anybody know a fix for it ?
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Share dropbox folder between Ubuntu and Windows

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu installed on the same HDD. I have created separate NTFS partition for Dropbox and trying to share Dropbox folder for both OS. Everything works fine with from Windows side, ...
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After Ubuntu 14.04 Reinstall hard drive is not recognized as Bootable Device

I'm new to Ubuntu. After doing a full reinstall of 14.04 LTS on an Acer Inspire E5, the hard drive is not recognized as a bootable device, though it is recognized in general. Booting Ubuntu from a usb ...
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Can't extend root partition even after booting from LiveUSB

After doing some research on how to extend Ubuntu root partition, I tried to extend it using the GParted from a liveUSB session of Ubuntu. But I couldn't extend it. When I right click on my root ...
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Installing a NAS server with multiple hard drives

I am setting up a NAS server hopefully with a ZFS file system. I have a question I haven't been able to find a straightforward answer to online. I am plaining to have my main OS on a 60gb ssd, I have ...
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install ubuntu to a discrete drive without touching the main bootloader

My machine is set up as follows: /dev/sda (i.e. "disk1") - 500GB SSD with my production OS environment on it /dev/sdb (i.e. "disk2") - a 250GB ssd that I use for storing data files /dev/sdc (i.e. ...
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Formatted second hard drive

Last Sunday I was going to install Windows 10 to try it out (Although I love Ubuntu). I have two hard drives installed on my PC. Hard disk number two is separated into two partition, 52 GB and 448 ...
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Error- No such partition

Although I know that such question have been posted before, but I could not find an answer, so I am re-posting it. I get the error no such partition, entering grub rescue, after restarting my ...
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How can I convert a linux swap partition to ntfs? [closed]

Recently I decided to remove Ubuntu from my dual boot configuration of Windows and Ubuntu. I formatted the drive which contained Ubuntu, but I couldn't format my swap partition from Windows because it ...
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HDD error when mounting

When I plug in my external hard disk drive I get this error message: Error mounting /dev/sdf1 at /media/makermex/Seagate Expansion Drive: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Need Help, Cannot recover my Linux Partition

I had Dual Boot (Ubuntu/Windows7), installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS after windows 7 with the option in ubuntu's installation "Install Ubuntu alongside windows 7". after 2 years of usage and less disk space ...
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how to obtain a FREE space partition

How I can obtain a new partition with free space on ubuntu or windows 8.1? I try to use the GParted Partition Editor in Ubuntu and Disk Manager in windows but in the bot case my new partition have ...
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Re-install ubuntu without losing install

So, I got my laptop a 500GB hard drive, I originally installed Windows 7 in a dual-boot with Ubuntu, having Windows 7's Partition before Ubuntu's Partition, but due to incompatibility with graphics ...
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My Storage partition's name is shown as a bunch of letters

I have dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7, and my storage partition(NTFS)'s name is shown as a bunch of letters, and seems like the path to partition is also weird, which makes it hard to navigate. How ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 installation stuck at detecting file system

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 from my bootable pen drive. I am installing ubuntu for dual boot alongwith Windows 7 Professional. I will go step by step : Made by pen drive bootable with Rufus ...
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How to resize this ubuntu partition?

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. My Ubuntu partition (/sda7) is filling up and thus I want to increase the size of that partition. Can someone please explain how do I do this without ...
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What is PARTUUID in Ubuntu 15.04?

In Ubuntu 14.04 there is only one UUID for each partition. For example my sudo blkid shows /dev/sda1: UUID="b2be9c80-8413-4fdb-a562-6ca072385c02" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda2: ...
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Make partition in hard drive in which ubuntu is installed

How to create partition in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using terminal command and make change to partition filesystem to install Windows?
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Can't chose Win7 on startup

this morning I had some issues with GRUB so I used this tool boot repair, and after a fresh install of GRUB, I can no longer chose Win7 on startup, I only can chose ubuntu. Win7 is on my first HD ...
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Formatted my windows drive by mistake and now windows installation cannot find drives

I formatted my laptop's Windows loader partition (ext4) while installing Ubuntu 15.04, and when I tried reinstalling Windows, it can't find any drives. I already formatted the Linux drive into NTFS ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.04 will not boot after USB installation

After many many attempts and reading multiple posts about this same issue I have still not solved it. After installation of Ubuntu Server via USB I am met with "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or ...
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Mount external hard drive with LUKS Encryption + LVM

I recently switched to a bigger Hard Drive by running dd if=/dev/old of=/dev/new However now I am trying to get some files that changed after copying, so I connected the old Hard Drive over USB. The ...