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

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sudo permission errors or “command not found” errors when working on a hybrid SSD/HDD setup? (specific example: MATLAB installer)

Since my SSD is small, I still relegate it to only holding the OS. So, during Ubuntu install, I created a 60 GB partition for / on my SSD, and a 500 GB partition for /home on my HDD. However, now I ...
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How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 with multiple hard drives [duplicate]

I have only used Linux Mint before and installation was very straightforward and automatic. I just got a new laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1tb HDD. I have two questions: I don't need Ubuntu on the SSD ...
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Persistent Ubuntu on a USB drive

From the title, my question probably sounds very similar to old questions but as far as I can tell it is not. I've looked through many of those questions and have not found an answer to my complete ...
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What are my partitions?

This is the first time I made my laptop 100% Linux. I installed the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04.2. I am a windows user and in the ubuntu installation I selected "Erase Disk and Install Ubuntu". ...
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I Cant resize my main Partition [duplicate]

I Want to Make my Swap partition bigger, I didn't know exactly what swap was until I looked it up, So I set my swap partition as only 100 megabytes, I then learned that that is positively puny ...
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Install Ubuntu in a second drive and grub in the primary one

I currently have 2 HD's: 120Gb SSD - Used by the existing Windows 7 OS 2Tb HDD - Here I have the user folder and all the programs. I'm planning to install Ubuntu on my PC, but I would like to make a ...
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How can I partition my hard drive before installation? [duplicate]

I have been booting Ubuntu 14.04 through a USB and trying to install it, but when I get to the part that has to do with the hard drive, if I go through it normally by letting it edit the HDD itself, ...
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Is my Ubuntu installation lost?

I used to have Ubunut 14.04.1 and Windows 8.1 with dual boot. I needed to reinstall windows 8.1, so I did. As you can imagine I lost GRUB. I found this page and followed the instructions... did not ...
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Boot partitioning problem

I am a basic Linux user and i have a few questions for the boot partition. When I installed Ubuntu, I used automatic setup and by default it created a boot partition of 256 MB memory. I cant update ...
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Xubuntu. Help me build a system using Xubuntu with older laptop configured with Win/xp sp3 using only 1 of the partitions both partitions are 9.5 GB [closed]

I would like to give specs of this machine after explaining my situation. First, I have no background knowledge of (Unix, Linux, Ubuntu... etc.) What I want from you, instructions of how to download ...
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Windows vista to Ubuntu Desktop [duplicate]

I have a Windows Vista PC and I want ubuntu on it. I have a partition for Ubuntu. How would i launch Ubuntu in that partition (boot in that partition) so it wont affect the Windows os? Then, how ...
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Partitioning after Windows to Ubuntu migration

As will be apparent from my question I am quite new at Linux. I migrated from Windows7 to Linux[Ubuntu]. After the installation was over, I figured out that all the partitions have been overridden and ...
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Manual Partitioning During Installation: Understanding File System Types

I am wondering if anyone can help me understand the difference(s) between the different file system types: ie. swap, ext4, reiserfs, etc... I am working with the manual partitioning during ...
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Primary VS. Logical Types When Using Manual Partitioning At Ubuntu Installation

I am very new to Ubuntu, and I apologize beforehand if my terminology is incorrect. I'm constantly learning new things with all of this! I am working with Ubuntu 14.04 (I believe.) LTS. I read very ...
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Error on boot: no such partition grub rescue

I have a dual boot system (Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.02), However recently I have changed my motherboard and since then I am getting an error. I have reinstalled both of my operating systems and ...
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Why does my gparted look like this?

I'm having trouble understanding my current GParted report. I started out with two partitions so I could dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 8. Later, I tried to adjust the settings of my computer so I ...
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How to delete both partitions from grub-rescue screen?

I'll go into deep details so you can understand what's going on exactly. I've been using Ubuntu and I wanted to experience different distros. On my PC, it wasn't dual-booted, I had only Ubuntu and ...
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Data Recovery from unidentified disk [duplicate]

I was having windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 on dual boot. Somehow my windows 8 was crashed so i reinstalled windows but now i'm not able to access ubuntu as well the data on it.I checked disk management ...
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Installation of ubuntu on MBR HDD

I have got Windows 8.1 on my laptop. I want to install ubuntu on my laptop for my coding classes, but when ever i try installing it it just reboots and starts again in the boot menu. Later, i asked ...
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Boot the emergency disk and open a text-mode shell

I am installing Linux Mint 13 and during the install is says "/dev/sda contains GPT signatures indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it has a fake msdos partition table as it should. Perhaps it ...
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Convert external hard drive RAW to NTFS partition [duplicate]

I have hard drive (in RAW format) having corrupted windows in it. I want to convert my hard drive from RAW to NTFS. I tried EaseUS and other recovery software in Windows system (by removing corrupted ...
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Problems with grub finding windows. Windows 7 / Ubuntu 14.04

So I'm gonna start out with this: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10720995/ Okay, so I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 installed on separate hard drives like this: sda: Ubuntu 14.04 sdb: Windows 7 sdc: ...
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Windows 8 install turned my ext4 partition into unallocated space. How do I recover it?

The unallocated space in sda2 is supposed to be an ext4 partition with my ubuntu install in it. How do I recover this from a live CD so I can back up my data?
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How to fix a corrupted partition table?

I was running a duel boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 when I suddenly could no longer boot my system. After booting into a live usb and run GParted I get this error: Input/output error during ...
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Windows 7 deleted itself when installing Linux; How can I recover lost documents?

I tried to install Ubuntu 14 using a USB drive to my laptop. Somehow Windows 7 deleted itself. I was able to find the Windows 7 bootloader, but when I run that from the boot option screen nothing ...
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Ubuntu doesnt read my hdd data and just says it has a bad sector?

One day I turned on my Netbook and it said there was no bootable device, I booted a Ubuntu live-disk and in the disks applications it said the disk is ok, with only one bad sector, but it doesn't let ...
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GPT - Adding Windows and dual-booting with existing Ubuntu install

:~$ sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.8 Partition table scan: MBR: protective BSD: not present APM: not present GPT: present Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using ...
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Shortcuts missing everytime I reboot pc (target on anouther partition) [duplicate]

Well, I'm new to linux. And I have 2 partitions - one where I have linux installed, and second where I hold my files. I created 2 shortcuts on my desktop, but everytime, when I reboot my pc, they are ...
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Help interpreting fdisk after boot problems

I duelboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on my laptop (unfortunately I can't remember which version of ubuntu I have). I today tried to boot it up and received the message "error: no such partition" when ...
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Force primary HDD to be as secondary? [closed]

Here is my problem. I have 2 SATA hard drives in my ASUS K95VJ laptop. A regular HDD for storage and a SSD for OS. I physically removed the regular disk to force Ubuntu 14.04 to be installed on the ...
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How to access sda4 device/directory?

Our camera DVR is not recording anymore. The disk is full and the vendor has not been helpful in freeing up space. I am trying to figure out why the primary disk is full. I've tried accessing it ...
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How do I create EFI boot partition after it has been created by ubuntu installer in a system running Windows 8.1 pro

I am trying to reinstall Ubuntu on my laptop that has Windows 8.1 pro installed on it already. It is asking me to create a separate partition for boot loader code. It is also asking me to go back to ...
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Gparted - How to move partition to extend the size

I want to extend the sda1 to take the full unallocated size: The steps are as the following: Move sda2 to the right Increase the size of sda1 to fill the space But the thing is, I didn't get ...
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Full Disk Encryption on Mac PC with EFI dual boot

Recently I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on my Mac Mini late 2011 using the instructions in the article "Ubuntu + Mac: Pure EFI Boot". Now, I want to do dual boot in my Macbook Pro where I already ...
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What is the best partitioning tool for Hitachi 160 GB HDD for a Ubuntu Installation

I am currently using a Acer Aspire 4810TZ-4696 which has a HDD from Hitachi with a capacity of 160Gb (/dev/sda1=157Gb Ext4(vers.1.0) Mounted on file system root (/dev/sda2=3,1Gb extnded part.) ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14 with UEFI and software raid0 on GPT SDDs

I usually work on a Mac and would like to setup a Linux workstation for Development. I have no experience installing Linux, because the servers I work with are hosted VMs. Most of the Ubuntu specific ...
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If I delete my disk partition withUbuntu installed, will that be sufficient to uninstall it?

I have an SSD with Windows installed on it (and nothing else), and an HDD that's partitioned into NTFS for storage and an Ubuntu installation. I want to completely remove Ubuntu from the hard drive. ...
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How to reduce the size of my Ubuntu main partition to be able to install a new OS in dual-boot [duplicate]

I would like to install windows on my system on which I have installed Ubuntu already.I went through a couple of previous answers but I understand that the first thing is to create a partition on the ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (Legacy BIOS)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 / 14.04 (x86 & x64) alongside Windows 7. I have a bootable USB stick and when I try to install Ubuntu there is no alongside Window` option neither the Windows ...
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Partitioning Unallocated LVM Space as New Physical Partition with Hardware RAID

I'm a newbie to linux and partitioning and apologies in advance if this has been answered before; I've searched extensively on the web for answer, and after being unsuccessful I decided to post a ...
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Unable to mount recently used hard drive in Ubuntu server after USB enclosing broke

I am trying to mount two internal hard disks in Ubuntu Server 14. First of all, I had a 4TB Seagate hard drive that I had used before. I was mounting in under /samba/allaccess for sharing. The 4TB ...
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Slow Samba Transfer Speeds with USB 3.0 HDD (lubuntu)

I was noticing slow transfer rates on my new lubunutu system. I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, but I figured it was related to the drive being NTFS. That doesn't seem to be the case, so that's why I'm ...
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Problem with EXT4 in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to create a file system EXT4 on flash drive, and I failed. The resulting file system was not mountable. Mount gave an error. In addition, I formatted the drive in other distribution in EXT4 ...
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bad or missing cryptswap

I have two drives, one is an SSD, the other is a HHD. I was running 12.x(or later after some DL updates) on both and had put a full disk encryption on both. When I encountered some issues with my ...
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New SSD in optical Bay, Cant get boot order to select it first

(fairly new to Ubuntu) Running 14.04 on a Mac (a1278 Mac 5.1), no dual boot just Ubuntu. Just installed a new SSD in place of my optical drive. It was recognized, and I used "dd" to copy my ...
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How do I get a log of the start up error messages?

After encountering several "file is not writeable" errors out of the blue and rebooting, the system doesn't seem to be able to see the linux partition and it scrolls over the original error messages ...
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How do I repartition my root directory?

I know others have asked but I can't seem to repartition using GParted. I'm very new and don't know the steps. I don't have my reboot CD also as that's been awhile since I've downloaded. GParted won't ...
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gparted wont work on ubuntu 14.04, on a disk that is fine on ubuntu 10.04

Considering going to ubuntu 14.04 I tried to boot the live dvd and see how it sees my hard disk setup. On my normal 10.04 install, the hard disk (which I configured with gparted) works fine: $ parted ...
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Increase disk partition size? [duplicate]

I partitioned my laptop to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along side Windows 8.1 and I allocated 20 GB of my 500 GB hard drive to Ubuntu. Now I want to increase the size. I just started programming and I ...
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Ubuntu does not boot successfully with btrfs root partition errors

I have a setup on my laptop in which there are three partitions relevant to Ubuntu: a ext4 /boot partition, a btrfs root partition on LUKS and a swap partition on LUKS. Sometimes, after an unclean ...