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

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exFAT read-only trusted source

I need only to read files from 64GB SD card, written to from a digital camera. Followed these instructions with success: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:relan/exfat sudo apt-get update && sudo ...
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Dual Boot, turning off Fast and Secure boot, partition SSD [closed]

I am following a tutorial to install ubuntu in my laptop and I have to turn off the fast boot and secure boot to install ubuntu, since my SSD is only 24gb, minus 8gb OEM partiton (apparently some Asus ...
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Spread /home partition over two drives?

I have two 160GB drives on my laptop - sda and sdb. Is there any way to create a /home partition with more than 160GB? I tried to create a /home partition on both drives, but then it told me that I ...
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System crashes when forced to use swap

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04, with encrypted luks. I have 16 gigs of ram, so I don't use swap too often, but when my machine is forced to for one reason or another, it crashes. This can happen from ...
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Resizing filesystems

I have following filesystems on my Ubuntu 12.04: u@czarnobog:~$ df -hT Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/md1-md1 ext4 31G 27G 2.7G 91% / udev ...
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dual boot with two internal hard drives

I have WINXP on my first hard drive, and have installed a second empty hard drive. When I load the Linux 14.04 installation disk and try to install, I chose to mean that I wanted to install Linux on ...
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How do I Merge Partitions to use Unused Available HD space in Ubuntu?

Is this even possible, or am I mixing terminologies? First, consider the results of sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sr0 1024M ...
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Partitioning to Install Ubuntu, so Ubuntu has higher performance

I Have a 500gb HDD + 24gb SSD laptop, and I came with Windows pre-installed, I want to know how to change my partitions in a way that Ubuntu keeps roughly 2/3 or more of the HDD disk, and about the ...
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Unable to access ntfs partitions from Seagate 1.0TB USB HDD in UBUNTU 14.04 Installer [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and I wanted to try it alongside Windows 7. I used to have Ubuntu installed on my USB drive but I formatted the partition and now when I am trying to install it again I cannot see ...
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I've ubuntu 14.10 My ubuntu cant mount my ntfs format drive

I've ubuntu 14.10. In my pc I have ubuntu dual boot with windows 8.1. Sometimes ubuntu cant mount my ntfs format drive. then when I restart It can detect the ntfs format drive. This problem also ...
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unable to login user ubuntu user account after activating the automount partition

I had a great problem with auto mounting partition. Every time after start up the pc I had to do manually mount all the drives. so I searched for a solution then I found this... ...
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Linux is making much more hard disk noise than Windows 7 on laptop

I have 2 partitions on my Compaq laptop. Windows 7 is installed to one and Ubuntu 12.04 is installed to other using a usb stick installer. What I noticed is whatever I do (opening a tab in browser, ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu, partitioning small SSD and HDD

I looked at several related questions because some questions remained for me. I have just bought a Asus Ultrabook with Windows 8 pre-installed, 500gb HDD and 24gb SSD. Apparently (according to some ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04: Creating custom “Boot” partition [closed]

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. I have 4 disks, all formatted and they are in a RAID5. When installing Ubuntu, grub glitched somehow when ??downloading that our Ubuntu setting windows ...
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Lost windows after installing ubuntu

I am new in Ubuntu and while installing it i accidentally lost Windows 7 operating system and all the partitions. Let me explain what happened: Before installing Ubuntu I had 4 partitions on my ...
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How to make new partition from previous partition [duplicate]

I need to create a new partition to install Windows 8.1, but I do not have enough unallocated space to create one. I also can't change the size of /dev/sda2. When I try to resize that partition, it ...
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recover flash drive (no need to recover files)

I was writing a file of 4GB on my flash drive. The process made the whole system slow so I restarted system and found that the drive works no longer. I Don't need to recover it's contents I only want ...
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Partition not loading automatically - Ubuntu [duplicate]

So I store my websites on a partition of my laptops hard drive. Programs and my bash scripts say that this partition does not exist, until I personally open the partition up by clicking the icon on ...
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Installing ubuntu and formatingwindows [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu and practically dont know anything about it i have installed technical preview of windows 10 ! i want to use ubuntu as primary OS on my pc and want to uninstall windows I made a ...
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How do I create a kvm guest running ubuntu server with a >2TB harddrive?

I have an Ubuntu server running as a kvm host. The host has three 1.5TB disks and the host uses lvm and has a 4TB volume group, on which I've created a 3 TB logical volume called nfsserver.I want to ...
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Installing Server with existing data on drives

I have a Windows 7 HTPC which I'm planning on turning into a headless Home server using Ubuntu server as its OS. I'd like to use LVM. My current set-up is 1x64gb ssd as the boot drive and 2xSATA ...
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Unable to write to ext4, No space left on device?

After creating a folder in my ext4 partition, copying some data to it, then moving that whole folder to another drive, I became unable to add additional data to the ext4 partition when I boot into ...
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Allocating space to Ubuntu from Windows

I've got Ubuntu, Windows and some unallocated space on my computer. Can I allocate that space to Ubuntu from Windows? If not, is it possible without livecd? Thanks!
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unallocate space for ubuntu installation not showing while installtion

I have allocate space for ubuntu installation (OS) my local-drive (E) this space not showing while ubuntu installation. Again i have done delete in disk management this E drive space gone unallocated ...
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How to efficiently partition a single Windows-Ubuntu dual boot disk?

This is not a question on how to install Ubuntu or how to use manual partitioning during installation but is a question on access rights and how not to let them bite you in the lower abdomen... ;-) ...
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Massively broken boot and partition system

My machine has a single 2TB HDD, with 3 partitions: /dev/sda1 fat32 512MB /dev/sda2 ext2 244MB /dev/sda3 ext4 1.82TB My 14.04 was complaining of 0 bytes on /boot, so I went in and done a sudo ...
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Problems recognizing Ubuntu Minimal (for Kodi/XBMC) when installing Ubuntu 14.04 Regular Desktop

my Goal: HTPC (2 Drives/ 1 minimal Ubuntu/1 Regular 14.04) dualbooting Steps i am Trying : A. Installing minimal Ubuntu Disk (XBMC/Kodi) /dev/sda B. Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on /dev/sdb Problem ...
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Will unmounting a partition erase the info stored there?

I have a question about installing Ubuntu on an already partitioned drive. I have 3 partitions - 1 for music & pictures, 1 for gaming and 1 for my operating system. When I go to install Ubuntu ...
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Decrypt encrypted disk to make second partition

I have a problem. When I install Ubuntu, I make only one partition and encrypt this partition. Now I want to make second partition with different file type. How I can "decrypt" partition or... take ...
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What are the fields in the “Format Partition” window in the Disks utility for, and what do I choose?

I use 14.04 and I have 2 physical partitions, one of 243Gb and another of rest of 500Gb. I want to format the partition of 243Gb using Disks (Open dash and type disks). This partition contains ...
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SD card reader detected but SD storage not shown

I have a a multi card reader. Today accidentally I ejected my reader while formatting a SD card by Gparted. When I inserted it again, it detected is lsusb but nothing was opening ie. as a storage ...
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USB with Fake CDFS partition [closed]

First of all, please see this screenshot: What happened: I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on USB in USB disk. The Problem: I can not remove this CD drive partition, even after partition, it's still ...
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Expanding partition for more [duplicate]

I formatted the unallocated space to fat32 (don't know if that was right). Now I want to extend my dev/sda5 for more memory as I'm currently getting warnings about my low memory space. Above My ...
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Questions RE: dual booting two distros on an SSD. Will it mess with my data on the main partition?

I'd like to try out Deepin 14. (What a gorgeous distro!) I've got Ubuntu Mate 14 on now. I hear it doesn't work well on a virtual machine, so that leaves dual booting. I don't want to start from ...
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Can't reboot after installing 10.04LTS

I am trying to upgrade from 8.04LTS to 10.04LTS and onwards to 14.04. I first tried to download 10.04 via the Internet but the install crapped out half way through. I have now tried three times to ...
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Dual Boot - How to access Windows partition without having to shut down Windows [duplicate]

Currently, when I restart from Windows to Ubuntu, or if I hibernate Windows and boot Ubuntu, I can't access my Windows partition. I have to restart from Ubuntu to Windows, then shut down Windows, ...
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“Missing Operating System”

I've been trying to dual boot Ubuntu on my Macbook pro with an ISO disk. I installed the ISO onto the disk successfully, partitioned my main drive and set as FAT32 format, I restarted the computer ...
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Partition 4TB drive for Windows 7 and 14.04 [duplicate]

I bought a 4TB drive and downloaded 14.04. I put the new 4TB in my computer and put the 14.04 disk in. It started up and seemed to be installing ok. After a while I had the Ubuntu screen and things ...
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How to safely expand root partition for Xubuntu running in VirtualBox with GParted?

I tried it once and it worked fine for a day or two. However, upon rebooting it failed. I can't even get to recovery menu. All I see is a hyphen. Fortunately, I had made a back up of the VDI file. ...
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Installing/Formatting second hard drive- Single Partition

I have recently purchased a 3TB WD Green hard drive and am trying to run it as internal storage. I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 on a 250GB WD harddrive. The OS was just installed so nothing ...
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Moved Wubi to different partition, unable to boot after editing grub

So, I've tried to move my wubi installation between disks and followed this: Move WUBI installation of Ubuntu to a different partition in Windows However once I start applying the edits to the grub, ...
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Failure Upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 Possibly deleted Windows partition, now will not boot (Error 1962: No operating system found)

I think I have dug myself into an irreparable hole, but it would be nice if those more wise than I could help confirm that and/or save my computer. I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre K430 that was merrily ...
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Can't install/remove packages - update-initramfs with little space on /boot

When I try to remove any package, I get (Reading database ... 604878 files and directories currently installed.) Removing bootchart (0.90.2-8ubuntu2) ... [skipped] update-initramfs: Generating ...
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preseed partioning manually doesn't work

I have preseeded Ubuntu 14.04 using this file. http://get.megam.co/preseed.cfg. I use netboot to boot and test the ubuntu server install. I have 2 HDDs. When I boot with the usb drive with the ...
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Ubuntu partition doesn't boot, GRUB recovery ends in “initramfs”

I have my drive partitioned. When choosing for ubuntu to boot, it doesn't and stays on a blank purple screen. it seems that this site has a solution to my problem ...
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triple boot (windows 8, ubuntu, fedora)

I had a dual boot winwdows 8 ubuntu 14 and everything worked fine. Now, i created a new partition and installed fedora for a triple boot. Results: boot only give me the possibility to boot in ...
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how to browse the files that are already mounted

I'm using dual boot with both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.0. I have mounted all the partitions through the file manager and I want to access those partitions through the terminal like in windows cmd if ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 BSOD on startup because resize partiton

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 beside Windows 8.1 on my laptop with UEFI bios. Everything works fine. One day I wanted to extend my ubuntu partition: I loaded laptop to windows, removed some not using ...
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Logical volume is not mounted but is in use. Please close all applications using this device (eg iscsi)

How do I resize a LVM partition using system-config-lvm? As per: http://askubuntu.com/a/489909/45156 I clicked on the partition and try to resize, but get Logical volume is not mounted but is in ...
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Unable to mount hard drive with multiple partitions

When I attach my harddisk, it gives the following message: Error mounting /dev/sdb5 at /media/yaser/YaSeR: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...