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

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Disk '/dev/sdb' doesn't contain a valid partition table

I have installed Ubuntu on the USB stick and afterwards tried to clean up the disc to install another version of Ubuntu. I was not able to do it (even when tried to delete files by using sudo -rm), ...
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Is it possible to shrink/enlarge/edit Ubuntu partition/filesystem on a Nexus4 dual boot system?

I have just installed Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4 device, using this procedure, in dual boot mode (Android 4.4.2 + U.Touch). Then I was trying to install some packages (prerequisites for another ...
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how to make partitions before installation?

my laptop is having 320GB hard disk. I want partition it with 195 GB as one part(here i want install os), 4GB for swap 70GB as one partition, 50 GB as one parttiion. I'm new to do this partition ...
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Unable to mount location & my Existing OS windows 8 can not boot

When I try to access one drive, named OS from computer it display the below error: Unable to mount location Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 14: Windows is hibernated, refused to mount. ...
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can microsoft detect pirate licence after formatted & installed ubuntu in hard disk? [closed]

I was using windows pirated version, but now i am using ubuntu 12.0 in same computer. I have full formatted my hard disk also. I request you please give me answer for : can Microsoft trace ...
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How to remove Windows 7 now I've installed Ubuntu?

Look to this link for image: I want to remove Windows 7 because now I have Ubuntu, what should I do now? Which partition is which? Thank you so much, this is the last step of sorting this out ...
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Cannot resize Ubuntu disk using wubi-resize (Installed from Wubi)

I'd like to expand my disk space in Ubuntu. Right now, it has 30 GB space which is the maximum allowable installation size in Wubi. I wanted to extend it to 50 GB so I've done a live resizing ...
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Why ubuntu is mixing my HDD's saying sda1 is the same as sdb6

So i have this problem which i really don't know what to do with it, but it's making me alot of problems.The problem is not only locked to sda1 and sdb6 partitions it can change from boot to boot. ...
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When partitioning with Gparted how do I create a 1 gigabyte partition?

I'm using Lubuntu 13.10 amd64bit. I have Gparted installed, but how can I make a 1 gigabyte partition? It says MiB.
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How to unmount disk and re-size existing extended partition to fill this space?

I wanted to make my own disk configurations before installing Ubuntu gnome. I went without installation and created extended disk with next mounted point: / /home swap but my by mistake I mounted ...
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Dual Boot Sabayon Ubuntu, Ubuntu already installed

I know this question has been asked quite often but the only solutions I could find were the ones to first install sabayon and then Ubuntu. I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed and have quite an unnormal ...
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I can't install the ubuntu 12.04 with windows 8.1

I have a lenovo s510p preloaded with windows 8.1 with one partition. I created partition using Easeuse Partition master. I totally created four drives.After creating partition when I am going to ...
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How do I shrink root partition? [duplicate]

I am in a sorta big trouble. I ran into problems with Win8 and after fading up about it I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was so frustrated I replaced Windows 8 and made a huge root directory of ...
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Installing Ubuntu and Windows 8 on SSD and user files on HDD

Quick note about my system: I have an absolutely clean (in terms of data on hard drives) laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1TB HDD, both secure boot and UEFI can be disabled in bios menu. My question is ...
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Unable to mount one of the partition of Windows from Ubuntu

My Windows is failing to start with a blue screen and when I attempt to access the C Drive from my ubuntu, I got this error :- Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $LogFile version 2.0 is ...
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Repairing Windows 8 Installation via Ubuntu [duplicate]

My HDD is on its verge of death and I have Windows 8 installed on it. I have some pretty important files there that I need to take to the Ubuntu side. My Ubuntu installation is on its separate ...
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Problems while using an SSD. Some HDD and SSD partitions fail to mount

I just added a new SSD drive and copied all the root files to it, edited fstab and updated the grub. Now the system is booting but some partitions fail to mount including 1 SSD partion and the swap ...
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GPT partition scheme

I'm reinstalling my operating systems to use GPT and am willing to do it properly this time... I'm intending to use the following partition scheme: sda |-- sda1 500 MiB EFI |-- sda2 100 GiB Linux ...
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How would I transfer music files from a USB flash drive into Rythm Box?

I have tried dragging and dropping and importing through Rhythm Box. I always get the error message "There is not enough space on the destination. Try to remove files to make space." Ive tried ...
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My laptop has both a 500 GB HDD and a 32 GB SSD, what's the best way to partition my Ubuntu Installation, and How?

Would the best method be to install the OS on the SSD and then keep all my files on the HDD? What do you think is the best way to partition my installation, and how would I do so? Thanks!
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How can I move space from my root partition so I can use it? [duplicate]

When I installed ubuntu I've made my boot/root partition way too large. I need some of that space. What can I do now? I attached a link to a picture to see how my partitions are. I don't really know ...
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mysql error : Incorrect key file for table '/tmp/#sql_5115_0.MYI

Query failed by reason : Incorrect key file for table '/tmp/#sql_5115_0.MYI i read that it may be realted to disk space issue but i ma not sure how that is as df -h returns Filesystem Size ...
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Can I merge these partitions or will it break my chromebook?

Ok I am a linux beginner and I need some serious help. Product info: Acer c7 chromebook with chromeOS and xubuntu 12.04 (i think) dual booted using 'crouton'. My problem is that my main/root ...
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setting up ubuntu server 12.04 with SSD/HDDs questions

I am setting up Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I am using 120GB SSD for OS and 3x4TB in RAID 5 (software RAID 5) Here are my partitions that I configured during the initial installation: /, /boot, swap on ...
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Linked problem with a Windows program which I need to run one time

When I have used Windows 8 I have set to keep battery life with Lenovo Power Management. It have charged battery to 60% and keep it so. One time I have started my laptop without battery and this ...
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Minimum space requirement for /boot partition

One question arise in my mind during the installation of ubuntu that what are the minimum space requirement for the /boot partition ? Because only the kernel, GRUB and initrd file are present in this ...
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Partition problem with dual booting

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows Xp. Windows is on the C drive and I want to install Ubuntu on the D drive. When I get to the partitions table during installation, there should be a dev/sda ...
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How to partition for a successfull boot with raid5 + lvm +encryption

I have been trying to make this setup work for several days. The system never boots... When I do a setup without the software raid I can get it to work. How should I set up my system partition to be ...
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How do I shrink a dynamically growing VDI disk from VirtualBox?

My dynamically growing virtual disks (VDI) from various Ubuntu installations in Virtual Box are actually steadily "growing" indeed. Deleting of files in the virtual machine does not free the space my ...
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Completly remove windows from my computer

I had dual boot on my pc (windows 8 and ubuntu 13.10). I recently removed windows partitions and ended with the following partitions: I seem unable to use my unllocated space (Gparted doesn't let ...
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Install Ubuntu to a 15GB partition

I know this question is quite basic, but I am really new to linux and trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo Y510p laptop which already have Windows 8 installed on it. What I want to do is to ...
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Install the grub boot loader on hard disk fails

I have the following disk setup, raid5: Disk /dev/sda: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors Disk /dev/sdb: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors Disk /dev/sdc: 111.8 GiB, ...
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I'm confused about SSD optimization

I've tried to find out the deal with this, but I just can't. I have 3 drives in my rig. 1 240GB SSD, which I would like the main OS to go on (I have 16GB of RAM so no swap needed), a 1 TB backup drive ...
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installing ubuntu on acer laptop without hard drive

My Acer laptop kept rebooting, not allowing me to even access the bios. so i took out the hard drive and that solved the problem.I then put ubuntu on a flash drive and proceeded to install it.I got to ...
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cd: /Home: No such file or directory

I saw loads of posts with similar issues; I've looked at the solutions with no luck so far. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop, installed in partition sda5, mounted as /. The main part of the disk is ...
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Impossible to install Ubuntu alongside windows - no solution found

So here's the deal : I can't install Ubuntu alongside windows 8, the option doesn't show. Now before you redirect me to some other answer, please keep reading as I've done my own research and already ...
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I only want to run Ubuntu - should I partition my hard drive before I install Ubuntu?

I have an old desktop that runs XP. Since I do use this computer on an internet connected network, I feel it's best to replace that soon-to-be no longer supported version of Microsoft and look forward ...
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Partitioning HDD for dual Ubuntu

I have a lenovo Z570 with 4GB RAM and 750GB HDD with almost of 300GB of files, and Ubuntu 12.04 i386 installed. I moved some stuff around and moved the OS to a 50GB partition and the rest for the ...
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Windows partition after installing Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Ubuntu on a computer with Windows 7. During installation, I chose the option to remove Windows 7. I had three partitions on my HDD: C,D and E. I thought Ubuntu would install the OS to the ...
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Install, no partition detected

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. I've 2 disc (1 SSD, 1 HDD). I tried to install Ubuntu at the end of my HDD, because I didn't want to erase my data (Ubuntu didn't see any partition at ...
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Gparted - resizing boot partition

I want to install Windows 7 on a computer which has Ubuntu 13.10. When Ubuntu was installed on this computer, its boot partition received all available hard disk space(except for the part given to ...
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Very Urgent: I Cant Remove Linux at all [closed]

i wanted to remove kubuntu 14.04 (updated from 13.10) linux at all and reinstall a new linux.but ive hit a long sad story!!! PLEASE HELP :(( sorry for my poor english. just updated from ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Ubuntu don't recognize windows7 partitions [duplicate]

I have a MacBookPro9,2 and I have installed windows7 64bits: "C" partition: Windows7 64bits; "D" partition: NTFS for Data; Free space to install Ubuntu 14.04; The problem is when I try to install ...
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Destroyed windows partition

My sister was trying to install ubuntu on her laptop, on partitioning time she chose the automatic resize option, the problem is that now her windows partition is lost. I'm not sure of the options ...
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Extend PBR_Image volume

I am very new to linux, and got a message everytime I boot my computer. I have got a dual boot with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 The message I got: My partitions: So I have a backup ...
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Question about install Ubuntu

Today I tried to reinstall my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS through a USB flash, at first time I chose the default partition plan, then I found that there is no /home partition, and I think remount a /home is much ...
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Installing Windows 7 after Ubuntu on MacbookPro 8,2

I have an extremely long troubleshooting narrative, but here are what I believe to be the most crucial features. I own a MacbookPro 8,2. Currently running Ubuntu exclusively. I attempted to ...
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grub rescue unknown filesystem error due to deletion of partition [duplicate]

I had windows 7 and ubuntu on my system. I decided to remove ubuntu partition so I deleted it from windows device manager and formatted and renamed that partition. Now whenever I start my system it ...
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Why is the default boot partition so small with whole disk encryption option?

The boot partition, set up automatically by the Ubuntu installer, is only ~230MB. This is the case on two different clean installs I have performed on different machines. Both used the full disk ...
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What does “desc_blocks” in resize2fs means?

I expanded my partition with resize2fs after expanding my logical volume. It was a success, but I am curious what is the meaning of old_desc_blocks and new_desc_blocks when i run sudo resize2fs ...