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

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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 ...
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Lost disk space after switching to Ubuntu from Windows

I am new to Ubuntu and was really excited to try it. I did my home work before installing Ubuntu on installation topics. So, I'm fairly knowledgeable about systems. Hardware: Dell Inspiron 14R ...
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Empty partition menu when installing 14.04

Subject I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a dvd. I used to have 14.04, but I updated to 14.10, however, I found that 14.10 doesn't play well with my Radeon graphics card. Steps I have taken ...
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How to find the path to a partition?

What is the correct path for my third partition so I can create a link to share user files. This is what I’ve done. I have created an auto mount/dismount of a partition where I keep user files to be ...
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how to create partitions when just computer is the only drive?

I recently performed a clean installation of ubuntu 14.04 and have only computer in my devices tab in files.it has 1 tb and i want to divide it.I tried gparted but since ubuntu is in the same drive, ...
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Recover partially overwritten LVM disk

Background Ive got 3 HDDs on my system: /dev/sda1 165 GB mounted at / /dev/sdb1 320 GB LVM Volume 1 of VG HOME /dev/sdc1 750 GB LVM Volume 2 of VG HOME What happened I was trying to copy a ISO ...
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Do I need to make a partition on an EBS volume? What is better?

I'm adding a new EBS volume to an existent Ubuntu server on AWS EC2. I created the volume and it's attached to the server, I can see it there, all is OK. What are the bonus/onus of creating a ...
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Linux Ubuntu 14.04 Freezes Quickly [duplicate]

I have a Linux Ubuntu 14.04 partition on my computer and when I log in to Linux, the system freezes after only executing a few commands. If it is opening a web browser, I might only get to a couple ...
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Clarifications on Installing Ubuntu and Windows

right now I am considering reinstalling my Windows/Ubuntu dual boot because they were originally on two external hard drives and I can't boot into my Windows anymore. Can someone correct my steps and ...
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It seems just impossible to install Ubuntu

So I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed once on the current laptop, but it froze and wouldn't respond to anything anymore. Since then I've tried to restart the laptop to no success, it just failed to boot. I ...
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Formatting 128GB SD card to ext4 with gparted

I am trying to format a SanDisk 128GB SDXC card plugged into the internal SD card reader on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 running Crouton. When I format to ext4 using gparted the operation never completes, ...