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

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What partition table does Ubuntu create by default?

In the "Something else" partitioning menu what partition table (MBR/GPT) does "New Partition Table..." use?
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Ubuntu File system / Partition / Dual boot

I am new to Ubuntu. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my hp laptop along with Windows 7. I had already installed win7 and I was trying to install Ubuntu. First - option "Install alongside with ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot after deleting swap

System: Ubuntu 15.04 64 Bit (only OS on the machine, only 1 hard drive). I chose "encrypt my home folder" during the installation. In system monitor I see a swap partition available but GParted shows ...
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What will happen with ubuntu if I reset Windows 8 to factory default?

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on my hp laptop. I have been using this for over a year, but recently, there was some accident after which my Windows 8 is not booting. I ...
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Dual Boot went wrong, what do I do? [duplicate]

I was trying to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu (I wanted to try Ubuntu, because it is getting popular) and it went horribly wrong. Every time I boot it automatically boots into Ubuntu, but All of my ...
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Cannot boot laptop after copying partitions to new HDD

I changed the HDD of my laptop for an SSD. It is a Dell XPS 15, that came with Windows, on which I installed Ubuntu, and has been working for 3 years. The HDD was setup with several partitions, ...
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Triple Boot, Swap Area

Currently have Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu already running on my system. Ubuntu has swap area of around 4 gigs. I am manually doing the partitioning for the new distro (kali 2.0) which I'm installing. ...
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Running off of a USB Drive?

So recently I installed Ubuntu onto a USB drive and now when I try to start up, there's an interface where I can choose my OS that has Windows 7 and two Ubuntu selections. When I select either Ubuntu ...
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Bootable USB for Windows and Linux Installation [duplicate]

I just got a new 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive, and I want to be able to install the various flavors of Windows and Ubuntu from that flash drive. The Windows USB Tool only installs the different versions ...
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User rights for non admin users on ext4 data partition

I'm trying to give every user writing permission to the data partition. However when I do so every user can delete each others folder although he has no rights to that folder. What I want is: 1) Every ...
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Run Ubuntu from USB vs. Run it natively alongside Windows?

I just upgraded my factory-installed Windows 8.1 PC to Windows 10 and it's running smooth; I'd like to have Ubuntu available for coding/development (a VM is too slow for my purpose), but a lot of my ...
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Cannot Uninstall Ubuntu Through Windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu with Wubi and am currently running 2 OS's on 1 partition. Whenever I try to boot Ubuntu it just says error: you need to load the kernel first. I would like to uninstall Ubuntu ...
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Grub2 is not being installed within installation of Ubuntun 14.04.3 and Win 10 set before

hope you can help a beginner. I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. After that I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 and successfully installed it; For that I made several partitions; One for Windows 10 ...
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swap partition crashes 14.04/12.04

Hardware: Acer Aspire ACX-603-UR10 8 GB RAM Blue WD010EZEX 1 TB HDD -- or -- Green WD30EXRX 3 TB HDD -- or -- Samsung HM251JI 250 GB HDD Seagate ST3160815AS 160 BG HDD (Windows 8.1/now upgraded to ...
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Root, Home sizes [closed]

I'm about to install a linux distro. Wondering about which size to allocated to home and root. I know the home partition will generally contain the user's files and stuffs. I want to know: when ...
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Split a file in two different parts but use it under one path

I would like to split a large file (300GB), which is in my home directory under the dev/sdb1 into two (or more) different parts and move them into two different disk drives. However, I would like my ...
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Boot linux on external hard disk - Send Grub Rescue

installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a external hard disk because in the internal hard disk I have Windows 10 and very low space. When I try to boot the external HD, sends the Grub Recovery. I saw few ...
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Move root partition from LVM to 32 GB SSD

I have LVM with just one partition for /home and / (default in ubuntu). I want to move root partition to SSD in my notebook (initally for Intel® Smart Response™). And is it good thing to do? Is 32 ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu Mate 14.04 hard drive partition not detected [duplicate]

I need help in dual boot. I have recently installed Windows 8.1 on my Acer laptop. I have created 4 partitions in Windows. I shrunk my C: partition and gave 50GB space for Ubuntu Mate 14.04 LTS OS. ...
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How to format the unallocated USB drive and make it as Fat32?

I'm not able to format my USB as stated here and while following these steps : sudo su fdisk -l df umount /dev/sdb1 mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1 my bootable USB was changed to Unallocated format and it's ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 not using swap

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell laptop. For some reason Ubuntu is not using swap. The swap partition is created: Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * ...
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Need help creating a persistent live usb, can any one help?

I was able to create a ext3 partition with out any problems using Gparted and now I am trying to send over a persistence.conf but it fails each time, here is what commands I am running: sudo mkdir ...
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Changing main filesystem

So I built my own computer recently and I installed Ubuntu onto it. When I installed it I only had the SSD and no HDD so I installed everything onto the SSD. Now that I have my HDD I would like to ...
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How to free my disk space? [duplicate]

I wanted to update my software, but when i am trying it's shows that there is not enough free disk space. $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev ...
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Not enough boot space to download Ubuntu 14.04.03

Hi this is slightly different to the other problems listed under this heading - brand new 1TB drive so no old kernals. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /cow ...
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How can I solve wubi problems

I have a problem with installation Ubunutu? I installed it with wubi, but when I restart my computer and when the verification process starts, some popup message shows up with the text "This probablu ...
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/boot wont take up the unallocated space!

I have dual boot on my PC, running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to increase the size of /boot so that I can update stuff but apparently boot wont take up the unallocated space directly behind ...
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LUKS encrypted: 2 keys, a passphrase and a keyfile, how to priorize keyfile?

I have installed Linux the LUKS way. I provided the passphrase. Later, I made a keyfile (with a random key) and added it to /etc/crypttab specifying its path. I get something like: # <target ...
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Grub rescue No such partition and all partition tell me unkown filesystem [please reply fast]

I have duel boot Win7 and ubuntu 15 , and I have deleted one partition 2GB and when I have restarted my pc and its tell me No such partition grub rescue, I have tried this step Set prefix=(hd0,msdos ...
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Grub rescue No such partition and all partition tell me unkown filesystem

I have duel boot Win7 and ubuntu 15 , and I have deleted one partition 2GB and when I have restarted my pc and its tell me No such partition grub rescue, I have tried this step Set prefix=(hd0,msdos ...
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Windows 10 upgrade, now no partition will boot

I have a multi-boot computer (windows 8, Ubuntu, and elementary OS). Two days ago I tried to upgrade windows 8 to windows 10. When it got done and restarted it went to grub rescue. I tried the whole ...
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How can I re-size partitions

I have 3 partitions one is "/" then a swap and lastly a "home". I was hoping to have the root only have the Ubuntu OS. (no dual boot only Linux) The root is taking ALL the data, updates, and apps ...
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SSD partitioning, after Dual-Boot with Windows 8.1 (UEFI) [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 in dual-boot with windows 8.1, now that windows does not have the fast boot activated can I manage my SSD partitions (bcache was once suggested but without any detail) ? I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 32-bit as Virtual Machine(VirtualBox) in Windows 7 - Question

I have an issue while installing in "Installation Type". Since it is a virtual machine with its own virtual disk, should I choose "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" or will it have an impact on my actual ...
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Would like to install Windows 8.1 (dual boot with 15.04) , but need to shrink encrypted partition first

Disgusted by MS's Windows 10 privacy problems, I decided to give Ubuntu another go. I backed up, formatted the drive, and installed Ubuntu 15.04 only. I love it, it's great, but I do need a Windows ...
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GParted can't move extended partition to the right?

I have a hard disk, which was partitioned before (probably in Windows) like this: Partition 0 - primary, 20Gb Partition 1 - extended, 200Gb I have unallocated space after Partition #1, so I ...
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how I can rearrange my partitions?

I need help with this problem! I would like to install windows and ubuntu in the same hard disk. My plan was to have Windows on a partition, install ubuntu on another partition, one for ubuntu files ...
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FSTab, manage 2 boot partitions 'priority'?

My FSTab /etc/fstaballows 2 boots partitions, one on the machine HDD (where there are swapand FS /), another on a USB pendrive. I duplicated the boot line in /etc/fstab and changed the UUID and ...
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Gparted: cancel pending operation

I started three gparted operations about an hour ago. It consist of moving a partition, growing another and then moving another partition. I would like to cancel the third one / stop after the second. ...
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How to boot into a USB and reinstall Ubuntu on Ubuntu having disk lock?

I had dual booted windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Later i removed windows 8.1 and installed Ubuntu LTS 14.04 . While installing Ubuntu, i selected to encrypt the disk and used LVM. Now i want to reinstall ...
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usb formatting error

i tried formating my usb using disks and say Error formatting volume Error creating file system: Command-line `mkfs.vfat -I -n "sara" "/dev/sdc"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: stdout: ...
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Partition scheme with dual boot win10 + Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

i'm new to ubuntu so I don't know anything about how to allocate space for partitions and was wondering if anyone could me give some advice. I initially wanted to avoid using windows but ubuntu ...
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Windows 10/Ubuntu 14.04 Dualboot issue

I've tried, I've failed. At this point I have 200GB of free space on my second HDD, I've redownloaded the USB Install. Could someone confirm these steps. 1.) Give 2GB to "swap area" 2.) Give the ...
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Extend root partition (and optionally move), after getting rid of windows

I know, the question was asked many times and it's all over unix forums but I already spent hours trying to implement methods from there, but they're either not working to me or too confusing. So I ...
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Error no boot device found or disk failed ubuntu 14.0

i migrate from window 8.1 to Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Ubuntu create swap area ,boot area and root .and follow all instruction. install g partition and set flag boot area to grub_bios run boot ...
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EFI/GPT system partion with bootable RAID 1 system installation

I've used the ubuntu server installation image to install onto a RAID 1, which is two disks mirrored for redundancy. My configuration is as follows: /dev/sda - 500GB /dev/sda1 - 1GB, EFI system ...
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Where should I install the boot loader on a second drive?

So I recently installed a second hard drive in my laptop. Previously, I had split 1 hard drive into a windows and ubuntu partition, but after running out of space on each, I installed this new hard ...
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Will dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 + Windows XP work for old Acer Aspire 3690?

I want to do a dual boot of Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04 on a very old Acer Aspire 3690 laptop. Are there any peculiarities of installing Ubuntu with dual boot on Acer Aspire laptops? To be specific, ...
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Help with grub errors after installing cloned partition on new laptop

I just installed a cloned ubuntu partition (using clonezilla) on a new laptop that dual boots windows 7. This machine has far fewer disks and partitions than the old one. I installed EasyBCD in ...
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What to do after clonezilla partition install on new machine? refresh grub? fstab? create swap?

Amazingly, somehow, I... a noob.. successfully restored a cloned linux partition from my old laptop into my new one (and didn't lose windows in the process). Then successfully got to grub2 rescue ...