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

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How to install refind on a laptop with two bootable harddrives?

My laptop originally came with Windows 8 (updated now to 10). I removed the disc drive and put in an SSD, on which I installed Ubuntu 16.04. Ubuntu sees the SSD as sda and the original HDD as sdb. On ...
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Gparted - cannot change size of SSD

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Ubuntu failure to load/boot on Win 8.1 laptop

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 on a laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1. I wiped the disk and manually set up UEFI partition first, as followed by one at /, then /home, then a ...
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Which one: moving /home or making symlinks in regard to SSD efficiency

My whole Ubuntu installation including /home is located in an ext4 partition on an SSD drive. I'm going to move archives and document files (which are almost all inside the home folder) to an external ...
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How to create a new partition in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04. It's showing the whole hard drive as single partition. I need to split the drive into different partitions. How can I accomplish this, preferably via the terminal?
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My partition mounted at /home keep getting unmounted after every restart. How to stop this?

I have recently started using Ubuntu 16.04 and I made a fresh installation. Whenever I restart my computer the /dev/sda gets unmounted. As a result I can't login through the UI and I have to manually ...
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Swap on SSD or HDD and how much?

Before I start I am a Linux noob. I will be running Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my 120Gb Kingston SSD. (Just the system files for windows and Ubuntu). Because of the space limitations I do not want to ...
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Ive just installed lubuntu on my old thinkpad and its running out of space

My thinkpad laptop has 3 drives (or partitions, I'm not sure. It's like having a C, D and E drive on Windows or having a /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda3 on Linux). Each one is about 15-20 GB. I ...
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Dual-Booting with El Capitan without using rEFInd, how should the bootloader be installed?

I am trying to dual-boot El Capitan with Ubuntu MATE purely with my MacBookPro's EFI firmware and without using rEFInd or rEFIt. http://courses.cms.caltech.edu/cs171/materials/pdfs/How_to_Dual-...
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Deploying node in maas error

I deploy the node after they are commissioned, it is failed. The screen prints out a lot of messages, repeatedly says cannot create symlink to/usr/share/ca-certifcates/mozilla/...
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MaaS node failed deployment

I have commissioned four nodes under MaaS controller. Then I click on the deploy button on the MaaS web UI. It seems to be working, then a message shows up that says: /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. Ubuntu is pretty much broken, and everywhere I've looked doesn't have a solution, so I wish to uninstall it. I read that it's possible to uninstall ...
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Reallocate free space on ubuntu server

I had a disk full error on apt-get -f install, this is the partitioning of my system: /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root 222G 12G 199G 6% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/...
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Why does Ubuntu create dublicates of a partition in /media?

I have a dual boot system with windows and ubuntu, each of them on a different partition. Additionally, i have a partition called Multimedia just for storing things like data files or my Eclipse ...
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Ubuntu dual boot with Windows 7 having partitioned before hand

Prior to Ubuntu installation I partitioned my drive with the Windows Disk Manager, created unallocated space of around 30gb, then proceeded to boot into the Ubuntu cd. However, during installation I ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows Dual Boot if I don't have Windows recovery CD

I installed Ubuntu (I had already had Windows 8.1) from USB (I still have live Ubuntu on it). Is there a way I can uninstall Ubuntu in a way that my Windows will remain bootable? All the tutorials I ...
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How to restore kernel in 16.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I accidentally removed the kernel from my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS while trying to update it. Now when I start it up, my Grub2 doesn't show Ubuntu as an option anymore. So I boot up the Live USB drive and try ...
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Windows 10 wants to repair “drive errors” on my dual-boot setup

Unfortunately, I don't know how to get any additional data on what it wants to repair, but I'm afraid of just letting it do what it thinks is right in case it destroys my Ubuntu setup. I have a ...
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how does a linux-swap partition help when running ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on my inspiron laptop today and it was looking like a complicated one, without knowing about the partition thing, I have lost a part of the storage. if there is any chance ...
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Synergistic Files/Directories in Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8.x?

I need to have Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8.5 on the same filesystem ext4 of the limited SSD space (120 GB) without encryption and with only a login-password. I would like to have shared resources and ...
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Out of space, even when I have around 300gb free

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a while now, but I still get confused sometimes by the directory structure. I have a 500gb harddisk (just the one partition) mounted on /. I am running TileStache (...
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Installing GRUB on a separate disk using Boot-Repair; EFI partition not found

Here's what my set up looks like: Booted system - An Ubuntu 15.10 live USB booted in UEFI mode /dev/sda - A 1TB HDD with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installed /dev/sdb - A 120GB SSD with a 1.5GB EFI ...
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Install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 8.1

I'm installing Ubuntu 16.04 from a bootable USB alongside my Windows 8.1. During the installation process, I could choose in the installer option "Install Ubuntu within Windows Boot Manager" or "...
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Ubuntu 16.04 partition help

I had some problems with instaling Ubuntu (first time instaling os), and people here was realy nice and help me a lot in my post Can't boot Ubuntu 16.04 without dvd / usb. Now evrything is going ...
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Corrupt pendrive after making live Ubuntu installer

I have sandisk 8GB I had kali linux installed. I tried to create Bootable live Ubuntu pendrive. I went to the terminal and issued the following commands: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1k ...
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resizing an ntfs-partition without any loss of data, while running ubuntu (studio) from a live usb

This is my very first question on askubuntu. I know there are quite a few similar threads hanging around here and there, but most of the answers given have either proven to be too technical, or haven'...
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partition scheme for dual boot with android-x86

For an old Inspiron 1420 laptop, how can I dual boot (not VirtualBox) with android-x86? What options do I select when installing Ubuntu 16.04 that the partition scheme will work for both OS's. GPT ...
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How to mount Ubuntu partition permanently writeable?

When I boot I always get the login terminal (not the gui). I always have to use the recovery mode and remount the Ubuntu partition with: $ mount -o rw,remount / After that, I get into the normal ...
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16.04 Swap partition wants password on startup after Gparted resize

Ubuntu new user here. Booted off the 16.04 USB stick last night and used GParted to resize the primary Ubuntu partition - made it larger using some unallocated space. Now I'm getting a prompt on ...
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Error Removing Ubuntu + Grub and reverting back to using Windows MBR

I Partitioned my hard disk back some time ago to install Ubuntu on it as I needed it for a college project. It became a bit of a pain when I finished my project when I had to select my OS each time I ...
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Additional partitioning with Ubuntu

I'm having trouble creating an additional storage partition during installation. I have a 1TB hdd and I'm following the basic partitioning outline showed in this thread https://help.ubuntu.com/...
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Ubuntu 16.04 does not start after installation next to Windows 7

Installation ends succesfully, computer restarts and... Windows boots up. My computer: old laptop HP Compaq 6710b (no UEFI, no secure boot). Two hard drives: - 1st is 240 GB SSD and 2nd is some ...
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My Windows partitions lost I want my win 10 back and even if i am unable to install ubuntu

I tried installing ubuntu 14.04 LTS while having windows 10 installed on my PC I am having 1 TB HDD in which there are 4 partitions previously. I tried the parttion with less space used to create new ...
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How to properly erase drive and start over after pv glitch?

I installed pv so I could check progress of a usb installation, and I began the process with sudo dd if= | pv | of=/dev/sdb. Well, it's supposed to ask me for my sudo password, but when I pressed ...
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Install 14.04 with disk overwrite

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu on Windows Vista laptop, and I want to overwrite disk from a USB stick. I am receiving an error message stating disk partition is too small. But why doesn't Ubuntu ...
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How do I setup Ubuntu for SSD and HDD? [duplicate]

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“physical block size is 2048 bytes, but Linux says it is 512” when formatting a usb stick after using it as installation media

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Can I download and install into another ubuntu partition?

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Move all files from the partition where Ubuntu installed to another partition

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Installer offers ext2 as a filesystem for main partition in Ubuntu Server 16.04

I'm installing Ubuntu Server 16.04. When it comes to the partitioning after using the "guided LVM" option Ubuntu will offer the following filesystems for the partitions: ext4 for root swap for swap (...
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Install Ubuntu on Hard drive and GRUB on USB

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Can't install Ubuntu after trying to install fedora

I tried to install fedora on my laptop and it didn't work. Now I'm trying to install Ubuntu but I can't because there's some weird partition group I can get rid of. Please help someone :(
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Ubuntu acting slow. Does size of partition affect performance? If yes how do i make the partition bigger. If no then how do I make it less laggy [closed]

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Putting /home on a second hard drive [duplicate]

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Where to download param partition image for Meizu Pro5?

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Mount partition with grub

thanks for responding this question I have a multiboot config with Windows and Ubuntu and i want to edit the config of the grub to unmount the Ubuntu partitions if Windows is chosen, and if is ...
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Swap partition is not being used completely [closed]

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Will erasing ubuntu and reinstalling affect both disks?

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