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

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Extending my Ubuntu partitions space on an OS X dual boot system

I recently set up a dual boot Ubuntu/OS X set up on my Mac. I now want to primarily use Ubuntu and allocate more space for it. I have a 256 GB SSD with 177 for OS X and 56 for Ubuntu. In OS X I can't ...
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Install Ubuntu onto an SSD with Windows on another SSD

I recently got a new SSD (512GB Samsung 850 EVO) to replace my old one (128GB Samsung 830). My intention is either to partition the new SSD into two 256GB partitions and to install Windows 7 on one ...
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Efficient partitioning for installing ubuntu?

i am installing ubuntu first time alongside windows 8. So my comp is new. I have 5 partitions from manufacturer: EFI, 2 recovery partitions and C and D as NFTS. Windows is on C, D is empty.I am going ...
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Dual boot ubuntu-gnome 14.10 and windows 8.0 on sony vaio note [closed]

I had many problems to fix the grub on my Ubuntu Gnome 14.10. In my case, I formatted both Linux and windows, but this can help if you only format your Ubuntu. Go to the BIOS interface, disable ...
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Windows File Permissions

I just faced a weird issue where my windows laptop hard drive encountered an I/O error. The C:/ partition became entirely inaccessible via any Windows based machine, the D:/ partition however was ...
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What can I do with a cache SSD?

I have a Lenovo U410 with a 1TB HDD (ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB) and a cache SSD (SanDisk SSD U100 24GB). I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the only operating system. I'm currently looking into the right ...
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Extending Partition for Ubuntu: Shrinking D drive

Currently, I'm running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to extend the partition for Ubuntu. So, in the Windows partition, can I shrink D drive instead of C? Thank you. This is the order of my ...
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I can't find my windows 7 after installing ubuntu 14.04 , i need my data any how

I have searched on net and got i have lost my old data can some plz provide the steps to recover the old data . i need data only it is must to have that data. scenario in which i lost my data; --- ...
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Deleted Ubuntu Partition - No Windows Recovery Disk

I shrunk my Windows partition. I took the unallocated space and installed Ubuntu on it. Upon installation and updating, I realized I did not give myself enough space in the Ubuntu partition. So, I ...
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Recover Windows files

I was trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. I stupidly ejected the live CD during the installation, and now I cannot boot back into Windows 7. I've browsed some questions on this site, but ...
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ubuntu shows my partitions on the launcher but it cant find my hardrive while trying to install the OS

I formatted my (Hp Envy h8 PC series) into two partitions of fat32 500gb on a msdos boot table and changed my SATA emulation to AHCI. then turned off secure boot and enabled legacy support. Ubuntu ...
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Problem Lenovo G780 Windows 7 + Ubuntu does not work

I am using Windows 7 in my laptop Lenovo G780 and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot. Windows 7 works correctly, so I created a partition in my hard drive, changed the bios (I know there is ...
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No LVM recognition during installation

I have two disks installed but want to use only one. There is an older Ubuntu installed with lvm2 The new-Installation seems not to recognize the lvm-partition! What can I do? thanks for Answers!
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Can't change drive permission

I am new to Ubuntu I installed steam in this and I want to install DotA2 but I don't want to install in my 20 GB partition instead I want to install in my remaining 480 GB partition. The problem is ...
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Copying files from hard drive to external hard drive, GPT Partition got in the way

I am trying to copy files off my laptop to an external hard drive because Windows is corrupt, and I need to reinstall it. I was going to use dd, but when I start the process ...
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Using external usb disk as extra partition

I searched a lot on the internet but have not find an exact match for this question, so don't downvote this question just yet. So, I have Linux Mint 32-bit installed on my computer and I'm running ...
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Update grub to remove old installations of Windows and Linux?

I know you are gonna say this question is already asked but all i could find in searching is answers on how to update grub to remove old kernels and/or installations of linux. My question is a bit ...
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Dual Booting 2x Linux Distros - LVM Confusion

I currently have Lubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) installed w/LVM. I'm trying to install another Lubuntu 14.04 (32-bit). It's an HTPC and there are some retro gaming emulators that will only run on 32-bit. ...
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Is it safe to move the beginning of an Ubuntu partition?

I am currently dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. My hard drive is split into two partitions: one containing windows (~350 GB) and one containing Ubuntu (~150 GB), in that order. I would like ...
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Flash Drive with Ubuntu Installed; Storage Partition Isn't Recognized in Windows

I have ubuntu installed on a 32GB Sandisk Cruzerblade flash drive, with some of the drive reserved for use as storage. The problem I'm having is that the storage partition isn't recognized in Windows. ...
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cant boot after opening 2nd partition on hard drive

have ubuntu 14 and opened another partition on hard drive, i checked the box making this partition boot able and restarted computer, now can't get computer to boot any ideas how to fix? have tried ...
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Ubuntu Partition deleted and got i386 file not found error

My query might be looking similar to others which are already posted here and in other forums. But i didn't see exact problem what i am facing. Here we go, My mistakes: Tried to install windows ...
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please help me to recover in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was using windows 7 32 bit in my HP 1000-1336TU Notebook PC. There are 3 partition C,D and E. Yesterday i installed Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit using system recovery disk of hp notebook which given me when ...
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No Windows Boot Option In Ubuntu

So I recently installed Ubuntu, but I didn't give it enough space. It started acting weird, so I restarted the computer. Afterwards, it just had a black screen after it started up. I tried the Windows ...
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Using parted with Resize

I am trying to shrink\increase my partition in my android phone. For this question for example I have 44 partition over all and i want to re size partition 24: For this I have a few question: If I ...
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Grub not finding Windows partition

I recently had a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1, separated by partition. I had to do a clean install of Ubuntu on the partition with Ubuntu on it due to some problems I had with ...
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Is it better to partition a virtual hard drive in VirtualBox?

I am installing Windows 8.1 under VirtualBox Under Ubuntu 14.04. Is it better to partition the virtual hard drive for Windows into system and user data, just to separate them as if I would install ...
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Lost partitions after accidently selecting “Erase entire disk” on Ubuntu install (but did not proceed with installation)? [duplicate]

I had an old Ubuntu installation (version 13), which had a partitioned drive, with /home mounted on a partition, and /data on another partition which I used to store my files. I wanted to install ...
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suddenly read only file system (ext4)

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm getting read only file system(/dev/sda3) randomly. Previously I was using Arch linux(3.14 lts), which had the same problem but discarded due to other problems. I ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda1 partition

I want to resize my /dev/sda1 partition and I'm using GParted. This is my partition table: When I tried to reize the /dev/sda1 partition, I was unable to enlarge it to anything bigger than 7679 MB ...
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Could Not Deactivate Swap in Gparted Error

I'm trying to partition my Linux VM (VirtualBox on MacBook Air) using GParted after clicking Try Ubuntu(I didn't install Ubuntu yet). This is my GParted setup: After right clicking, I clicked the ...
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How to convert a file to a block device?

When I backup a partition with: dd if=/dev/sda2 of=~/sda2 bs=512 I can still mount it using mount ~/sda2 /mnt But what if I backup the whole disk? dd if=/dev/sda of=~/sda bs=512 I can't just ...
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Turn partition-less disk into partitioned

I have formatted the disk (/dev/sdb) instead of partiton(/dev/sdb1) and filled it with data. I have a remote backup of data, but no way to do a local backup, as it is 3Tb. Now my dual-boot Windows ...
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Shifting from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

First of all I know that there are many questions like this, same topic, but I have some confusions, I will explain them in details my computer ...
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Upgraded main drive but '/' not showing it

I am missed a step here. I had an 80g boot drive that was filling up, so I replaced it with a 1t drive. From boot disk I DD'ed to copy it, worked great From the Live CD I was able (after a lot of ...
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What can be done to fix partition problems?

Attempted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a separate partition from Win7 64bit, but something went wrong with the install, and I am no longer able to boot from either the Win7 or the Ubuntu partition. ...
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Order between my partitions?

I plan to partition my hard drive into EFI, /, /home and swap. If considering the beginning of my disk is faster than its end, how shall I arrange the order of my partitions? Does / prefer as ...
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Leave unollocated space in case of increasing partition size in the future?

I plan to partition my disk into EFI partition, /, /home and swap I also want to prepare when I might need to increase / /home or swap in the future. So shall I scatter unallocated space between ...
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I want to free some space from partition 1 so that I could create other disk drives

Filesystem Partition 1 Size: 500GB 487 Free Device: /dev/sd1 Type: Linux(bootable) Content : Ext4(1.0)-mounted at filesystem Root ..I want to free this volume and create other disk plz help
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More than 2TB partitions

I have a HP Gen8 server with 3 main partition. home, home1 and home2. for home1, I have mounted two 1TB hard disks with each others (ext4) and I have done the same for home2. as I am running some ...
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How much swap should I take for ???GB RAM on 14.04? [duplicate]

I will install 64 bit 14.04 on a Thinkpad T400 with 8GB RAM. How much shall I allocate for the swap partition? And especially: WHY those recommendations for swap? (None of the existing answers ...
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Unable to resize deactivated partition in Gparted from LiveUSB

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 but would like to dual boot Windows. I am trying to resize my Ubuntu partition and create a new partition from Windows. I am doing this by booting from an Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu can't mount my NTFS external hard drive with Windows installed on it [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive with Windows 8 installed on it. Ubuntu cannot mount this drive. Failed to mount '/dev/sdb5': Operation not permittedThe NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please ...
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ext4 partition lost after windows installation.How to recover it?

My disk had two partitions one was an extended partition containing my root and swap space and the other was an ext4 partition. Recently I installed windows 8.1 on it by shrinking the ext4 partition ...
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Moving space from windows partition to Home directory

I Have Windows and Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted and I want to take some space from my Windows partition and move it to my Home directory, Can I do this without deleting my home Directory and making a new ...
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Merging partitions in the installation process

I want to merge two partitions without losing my data but I don't have gParted since I'm in the middle of the Ubuntu installation process on a VM(VirtualBox on Macbook Air). As you can see by my ...
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Resizing ubuntu partion can't access unlocated space

As you can seen in the screenshot I have unlocated space of 13.78Gb. I would like to add this to my Ubuntu partition /dev/sda5. How can I do this ? Since it is not next to the partition, I can't. Do ...
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What is “/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg--root”?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently. During the installation I did not create a separate partition for my home folder. I also accidentally encrypted my home folder. When i did sudo df I got the ...
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How to re-size partitions without space directly in font of them?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 along with Windows 7. The problem is that when I first installed Ubuntu I didn't really expect it to become my main operating system so I gave it small partitions naively ...
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Not able to boot after installing ubuntu 14.04 on a brand new dell precision tower 5810

I've just acquired recently a brand new Dell Precision Tower 5810 with preinstalled Win7 pro. It has 2 disks 4TB each. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the primary OS wiping everything from the ...