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

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Intel SSD bug: unbootable after sleep mode with low battery. need to backup data

After putting my notebook to sleep while it was on a low battery state I pluged my cable in and turned it on again. Then I got error messages about writing data to swap, ssd superblock and I/O errors ...
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Problem after using LuksRemovekey?

I have an encrypted partition on /dev/sda5, yesterday I use cryptsetup to remove the encryption using cryptsetup luksRemovekey /dev/sda5, but when I restart I have to provide a passphrase for ...
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Removing a primary Swap partition and hibernation (working in OpenSuse but not Ubuntu 14.04)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad X230. I have 16GB of RAM therefore created a 17GB of Swap Partition during the installation. For some reason, my swap partition was not created properly, ...
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Drive failure in Raid1. Can't replace

I have a software raid1 and mdadm emailed me that a drive failed. Following steps I found online, I marked as failed and removed the drive from the raid. I replaced the drive with an exact make and ...
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Hard drive recovery after Windows partitions wiped by Ubuntu install

I had Ubuntu 13, 32 bit installed along side Windows 8, and was dual booting them from my Dell Inspiron laptop. I then used a USB with 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 on it, and used it to update my old Ubuntu. ...
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How to perform partition on a drive where ubuntu is installed?

I have only one drive with 461.81GB and want to shrink the volume by 300 GB, and create another two volumes using that space... How do I do that using Gparted??
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pendrive partitioning issue gpt corrupted

pendrive size has reduced.. this is what comes when i try to formate.. please help /dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos ...
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I can no longer access my computer (UBUNTU 14.04

I have a system that dual boots ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8.1. i hadn't used windows in a long while but yesterday, i booted into windows 8 to use Odin, i had paragon extFS installed a while ago, and ...
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Unable to mount and boot windows 7 [closed]

I have Windows 7 and Linux Mint 16, and get this error when attempting to mount my Windows partition: Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/bugsy/Windows: Command-line mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Correct way of RAID partitioning

This is a more theoretical question I ran into after I found out that it is possible with newer Kernels to create partitions on a RAID-volume. Since Grub2 it is possible to have /boot on a ...
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How do I fix a resized to bigger space Gparted partition to show my data?

OK so I recently got a hard drive and have been using it alot lately. I was trying to re-size it (with data on it) to take up the free space I had just made by deleting some partitions with a bunch of ...
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Home folder can't be accesed from other

I viewed the permission of /home. My system /home permission is drwxr-xr-x 18 root root 4096 Aug 12 05:28 /home I can't access content of /home from other account.Previously, I had only one user ...
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Gparted not resizing partitions & I'm unable to access Ubuntu 14.04 install

I'm trying to resize my partitions, to increase the area for my install of Ubuntu 14.04. I'd like to regain use of that partition, which I was unable to get back into after doing a fresh install of ...
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how to get acces to a partition disc

There is no other OS along ubuntu. I just made one partition with ubuntu OS and another to put files on. I try to write from an external disc my saved information and it says that I have no ...
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hard disk partitions

i have just installed ubuntu 14.04. While installing i have deleted all the partitions and created 3 new partions and used one of it for os instalation .on first start of the computer after ...
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Elementary os BIOS entry still there, after installing and deleting eOS Fraya beta

Ok, so I wanted to test elementary os Freya beta for a couple of days. Since I have SSD, I wanted to test it on it, not a live USB(slower). So I resized my Ubuntu partition, created a new one, and ...
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Getting a drive to automount on startup [duplicate]

I've got a drive (well, a separate partition actually) that has my music on it, and in theory I should just be able to hit play in Rhythmbox and it'll work. But for some reason, I need to personally ...
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Switching between Ubuntu and Windows does not work. Windows won't mound and I am stuck in Ubuntu. I have an Asus UEFI BIOS. Help [duplicate]

In order to switch to Microsoft Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu I would go into my BIOS and click F8 to get to a menu where I can pick what to boot from. I clicked on my hard drive(were I have both Ubuntu and ...
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To to fix my lap with problem about re partition [duplicate]

I've just tried to install Ubuntu, and I think I did something wrong while installing it. When it finished, my laptop cannot boot to Ubuntu, and it said: Error: attempt to read or write outside of ...
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How Can I recover my lost windows partition?

I was trying to do a dual boot on my HP envy 15j machine and when installing ubuntu I accidentally replaced windows with ubuntu. How can I get my windows partition back? I bought my computer online ...
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Can't swich between Ubuntu and Microsoft and am stuck in Ubuntu. Please help! [duplicate]

In order to switch to Microsoft Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu I would go into my BIOS and click F8 to get to a menu where I can pick what to boot from. I clicked on my hard drive(were I have both Ubuntu and ...
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USB flash drive mysterious label

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used my USB drive to install Kali Linux to another computer. After that, every time I format that drive using gParted with no label, instead of showing something like ...
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Why can't I adjust partition size precisely with parted (KDE Partition Manager)?

Context: I want to clone my Kubuntu 12.04 (the Pustulated Priapulid) installation from one logical volume to another, prior to doing a dist-upgrade to 14.04 (the Teratogenic Tardigrade) on the ...
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How Do I Create A Bootable Windows USB? [duplicate]

I recently used Gparted to resize my partition, so I have 200GB of unallocated space that I want to install Windows 7 to. The problem is, my computer won't let me boot from USB. It let me boot ...
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Computer doesn't recognize hard drive for booting windows 8

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my computer today to dual boot with Windows 8.1. I created a 10 gigabyte partition for Ubuntu and then tried to install it. During the installation process, I ...
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How can I check and change the partition table type?

New computers that ship with Windows 8 also come with a different partition table than before. This along with the move to UEFI causes confusion, as users are unaware of the newer partition table and ...
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Installing Ubuntu my HDD show 500GB withou partition [duplicate]

hi i want to install ubuntu on my pc. I've made a few partitions on my HDD but when I installed my ubuntu partition is not shown. but shows 500GB. can anyone help me?. oh and I've tried to change the ...
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Should I delete all of my partitions while still running windows I want to do a complete install of just Ubuntu

Tell me if I'm wrong on this as well delete all of my partitions will make my computer run faster while using just Ubuntu
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What is a “Swap Area”?

So I noticed this question has not been asked directly; What is this "Swap Area" people keep referring to when it comes to installing Ubuntu?
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Is it possible to access and use all the files in the hard disk in both windows as well as Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is it possible to access and use all the files in the hard disk in both windows as well as Ubuntu? Also; What is a swap area? Where can I find someone who can help me with installation?
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Need help getting on windows and uninstalling ubuntu [duplicate]

Im using a Hp pavilion dm1 and I installed ubuntu using a usb stick because my laptop doesnt have a disk drive, I installed ubuntu on a new partition and chose to copy my files to it when installing. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is recognizing my full HDD :D drive

Windows 7 and Ubuntu are dual booted on the same drive, however my second drive :D which has 881GB is only showing as 40GB available on Ubuntu labeled as "computer" in system files, in Ubuntu, and my ...
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How to check partition and boot-sector modification time?

I wonder if there is a way to check the date/time (timestamps) of modifications made to the boot sector and partitions, both manual/automated or due to hard disk crashes?
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Problems with a HFS+ hdd on Ubuntu Server 14.04

I have a 2TB Western Digital HDD with one partition formatted as HFS+. I tried pretty much everything to make it readable (not even writable) from Ubuntu Server, but had no success. I tried: ...
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Ubuntu partition table

I'm having a problem re-arranging my partition table. My partition table looks like the picture above, and I would like to extend my sda5 to use the space in the sda4. I already tried to format the ...
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Dual boot extend partition

I am really new to ubuntu, and I wanted to extend my dual boot Ubuntu partition, but there is no option to which I can extend it. I have run gparted, then I swapoff the linux-swap. I already have an ...
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got an error while booting ubuntu 14 “Multiple active partitions, operating system not found.”

After i started restart to boot ubuntu it showing error like this: Multiple active partitions, operating system not found.
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Badly installed Ubuntu 14.04

Today, I have decided to make a new partition of my HDD and then to install Ubuntu 14.04. I have already had Windows installed on another partition. I installed Ubuntu and the installation has been ...
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Symbolic Links to Windows and Ubuntu Programs

I am currently running a dual boot system (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04) on an 250GB SSD. About 2/5 for Windows, 3/5 for Ubuntu. I also have a 1TB HDD for storage formatted in NTFS where I have symbolic ...
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How to re-create the partition table?

I accidentally dd the first 512 bytes using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 and the partition table is now gone. Is there ANY way to re-create the partition table(/dev/sdb). My hard ...
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Weird partitions after fresh ubuntu 14.04 LTS install

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a clean SSD driver. Install went fine and now when using df command i am getting following results: What is: 1) /sys/fs/cgroup 2) /dev 3) /run 4) /run/lock 5) ...
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Booting Problems

So, my computer decided to hate me and will not boot Linux Ubuntu but will boot Windows 7 (slowly compared to its usual, but it will). Maybe someone can help me. Begin: Running ...
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ext4 File System got damaged due to improper write

This is what happened, I inserted my (important) external HDD into a RedHat 6 machine, did my task's, unmounted the drive via Nautilus, and physically detached the drive from the machine (and now I ...
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How to create two partitions with exactly the same size?

I created two partitions using the following commands. parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1 50001 parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1948001 1998001 Each partition should have 50001 ...
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Increase Ubuntu partition

I have a sony vaio laptop on which both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 are installed. When I installed Ubuntu on pre-existing Windows, I gave it a partition size of 15GB. Now as softwares requires more ...
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After removing ubuntu, I still have traces of it in my boot order

for a while now, I've been trying to dual boot kali linux and windows 8 and failing. I think a reason for that might be is because I still have traces of ubuntu (I had it installed before, formatted ...
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Cannot max out hd partition size

I am using Ubuntu server (no GUI installed at the moment). I am setting it up as a Time Machine backup. I have navigated all the steps, only to discover that the first (and only) partition on my ...
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Move unallocated space so it can be assigned to an existing partition

I have an issue that I cannot seem to solve, please see the following screenshot: The circles represent the key symbols which aren't removed even during live session from a bootable USB of Xubuntu. ...
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Not asked for Partition when i installed ubuntu

i installed ubuntu 12.04 lts version in my computer, i had installed ubuntu successfully, but during installation it was not asking for any partition, will it be problem? what space it will take in ...
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How to install Windows 7 on the same partition as Ubuntu 12.04 ie. dual boot?

I have a Dell Vostro 3000 Series with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I want to keep the Ubuntu and install Windows 7 Ultimate along with it. The partition on which Ubuntu is installed is the only one ...