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

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Combine partitions in GParted after removing Windows from dual boot

Hello guys! I've just removed Windows 10 from my PC so now I am only with Ubuntu (Elementary OS). Everything is working just fine, but now I want to expand my Linux partition to take all the space ...
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grub doesnt show windows 10

Whenever I boot into system, Linux directly boots. On pressing shift, grub shows only Linux, not windows. Here are results of fdisk and update-grub. I think I have installed Linux the wrong way. plz ...
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Partition external hdd for Linux/Mac/Windows/Ps3

So i need 3 Partitions on an external hdd like the following, but i can't get it set up Partition 1: fat32 (Ps3, Windows, Mac, Linux) -> movies etc. Partition 2: exfat? (Mac, Windows, Linux) -> ...
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Using lvm and thin provisioning (thinpool) on a PV larger than 2T

Initial problem I'm trying to make use of lvm thin volumes on Trusty 14.04 with an external drive of 3TB as the PV for the volumegroup, but for some reason this fails and the thinpool gets somehow ...
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How to change /home to a new encrypted LVM partition

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and chose the option to remove all and set an encrypted LVM(I have a backup of all my data). I have 1 SSD(/dev/sda) and 1 HDD(/dev/sdb). What the installer did: It set ...
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If I uninstall windows 10 from my laptop to install Ubuntu will I beable to go back to windows 10 at a later time

I have an ASUS X555LAB it came with Windows 10 installed but did not come with any windows disk. I want to know if I completely wipe my HDD and install Ubuntu will I be able re-install windows 10 at a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 installation and GParted fails to recognize windows partitions. Need help determining cause of this [duplicate]

I have tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 using a live USB, but GParted and the Ubuntu installation screen does not list any partitions (only lists the drives as sda, sdb, and sdc) and shows my 2 SSDs ...
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In grub rescue mode, after typing 'ls' it is showing only (hd0) (hd0,msdos1). After typing ls (hd0,msdos1) , it is showing error. What to do now?

grub rescue> ls (hd0) (hd0,msdos1) grub rescue> ls (hd0,msdos1) (hd0,msdos1) : Filesystem is unknown.
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Give non-root fopen function access to /dev/sdb2

I'm writing some basic terminal C code in QT that needs non-root access to the entire partition (/dev/sdb2, not the mount point). Here's code example: FILE *fp; fp = fopen("/dev/sdb2", "w+"); If I ...
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Mounting NTFS Drive to Ubuntu Server VM without losing data

I have a Plex Server running on an Ubuntu VM with KVM as Hypervisor. Until now I had my Plex Server running on my Windows Desktop PC. Now i want to mount the NTFS Drive to the Ubuntu Vm so my Plex ...
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Is there current information on Swap management? [on hold]

There have been various discussions on this topic in the past with contradicting conclusions. Some people believe that: Swap is unnecessary in modern systems, as usually enough RAM is available ...
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SD Card mounts read-write, but can't edit partitions

I have an SD card that will mount, and I can read and write to it, but I can't edit the partitions. Using the Disks utility, when I try to delete one of the partitions, I get an error saying that the ...
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How can I delete all partion of my pen drive and create a single volume?

I have 8GB pendrive. The current configuration of my pendrive in shown in image. It shows 6.9 GB as a free space, 2.3 MB as a FAT drive which is shown when i open it. I want to format drive but ...
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Error Mounting Harddrives [duplicate]

I'm running dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu and got 4 internal harddrives installed (see list specs). When I want to access video footage stored on my WD30 I get the following error: Error mounting ...
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only 96GB of ~750GB after mounting to /home/…?

I got a 800 GB partition out of a 3 TB HDD, fomated it with ext4 and mounted it to /home/elliot/BigData permanently via /etc/fstab. It works fine but after rebooting I got only 96GB free space out of ...
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Re-size boot drive partitions

I recently swapped out a smaller drive (320gb) for a larger one (500gb) because I was getting warnings about space. I had done all of the logical things I knew about to free up space and decided it ...
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How should I partition my pendrive in the Ubuntu 15 installation so that I can save my stuff?

I have put the iso. file to install Ubuntu 15 in a pendrive and I want to install it in another pendrive(16 GB) from which I want to boot. I am getting stuck in the step where it is asking me to ...
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How do I install Ubuntu to a USB drive WITHOUT touching my hard drive boot

Ok, before you say this is a duplicate, please let me explain and then point me to the duplicate answer and I will delete this post. I have searched a bit but I have found no definitive answer or way ...
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Error when trying to mount using live CD

I was following this answer to resolve my boot problem and when running: sudo mount /dev/sdb /mnt I get this error: mount: /dev/sdb already mounted or /mnt busy The sdb is the drive which has 3 ...
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How to format a shared partition which you can access even if you have hybernated

I have searched for this specific question but I didn't find anything useful. I have created a shared partition so that I can access it both from Windows and Xubuntu; it is an NTFS partition. The ...
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Ubuntu Server - itself unmounting, must mount again to work

i have recently installed 1TB Seagate Harddrive (HDD) to my Raspberry Pi 2. I have installed ISPConfig and them Torrent client (Deluged), harddrive is connected via external power adapter and ...
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Do I need to partition C: or can I used D:?

I want to install Ubuntu in Dual Boot with my Windows 10 and I know that I need make some partitions to install ubuntu. At the moment in my windows 10 I have both a C: and a D: drive: C: - has ...
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Recovered Ubuntu GRUB ERROR caused by Windows 7 - 10 upgrading , but SWAP partition still missing

I think many people have been experiencing the GRUB RESCUE when their dual-boot PCs tried to upgrade Windows 7 to 10. For my case, I think the root cause is that I didn't make extended partitions. ...
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How to fix “no such partition” error in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm a rookie to Ubuntu. Before I installed Ubuntu, I had Windows 7. Then I completely wiped the disk (500 GB) using GParted and installed Ubuntu 14.04 with following partitions: / of 30gb swap of 4gb ...
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Can't choose the partition for Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and want to install as dual boot with Windows 7 Professional. I burned the ISO file on an SDcard (format FAT32 as required) and was able to boot my computer on the SDcard. But when ...
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man page of swapon doesn't match with what I am seeing

I am playing around with swap and added my own swap partition. but when I do I noticed something odd. test@ubuntu:~/5Gdisk$ cat /proc/swaps Filename Type Size Used Priority ...
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No option to boot to Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (I think uefi)

I apologize if this is answered elsewhere, but I've tried all the answered questions I could find and googled for a couple hours. I feel like I'm missing something simple. I have an ASUS laptop ...
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How to Rename the Partition Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I would like to rename the partition , I have the partition name as Daten and as you can see from the pictures below, the name still shows the partition ID at top end of left hand corner
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fdisk not showing partition, parted does

I just noticed when doing a fdisk -l /dev/sdl that my partition is not shown: Disk /dev/sdl: 2.7 TiB, 3000592982016 bytes, 5860533168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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Raptor Loaded but my USB Drives Do Not Have Partitions

I am running on a old Windows 7 computer. I am unable to mount USB Drives as no partition is available. There is an error that comes up when I gparted it, a cannot access error.
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Ubuntu and VHD grub rescue error

this might be a bit complicated, but i hope someone can help me. -I have my work PC, It has Ubuntu 14 installed and Windows 7 -I created a VHD image of the Windows partition from within Windows 7 OS ...
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How can I merge partitions in Ubuntu 15.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and it's my first time I am using Ubuntu. I installed it using 50 GB space first because I had Windows 7 installed previously and thought that i will make it duel boot ...
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Installing Ubuntu on external drive - please help confirm my plan

I want to dip my toes into the Ubuntu world. I have a 1TB drive in a NextStar external HD housing Been reading a lot of different guides online for Dual-booting and I'm getting more and more confused ...
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Move swap and extend home partition [duplicate]

I have dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Win8.1. For some reason (my mistake) I have my home partition (80GB) than swap (4GB) and then 200GB of unallocated space (in that order). I want to use this free ...
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what sequence to follow, kernel deleted, grub maybe damaged, apt-get trouble, keybord language

At first I deleted some kernel good images then trying to fix it. then I made a mess with grub and so I deleted all them all the images versions, they were still usable by a grub on a pendrive. They ...
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Can I install a Live CD ubuntu onto my hard drive

I have installed and used Bootable USB's to install or run Ubuntu. I want to create say a recovery drive lets say /dev/sda1 is /efi/boot /dev/sda2 is /dev/sda3 /home /dev/sda4 is the recovery drive ...
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Can't install any OS on laptop

I was previously using windows 8 but switched to Ubuntu. Since then I wanted to switch back to windows 10 so I created a bootable usb and when I went to do the windows configuration I deleted all of ...
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A disk read error occured. Press CTRL + Alt + Del to restart. (Samsung 840 Evo)

I am encountering this error when I try to boot off the SSD (I boot Windows 10 off that drive). Now the strange thing is that BIOS sees the drive and so does Ubuntu. But Ubuntu doesn't mount it. It ...
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trying to boot Gparted Live from usb stick [closed]

I'm testing a laptop. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. (64bit). I have now made an usb stick with the 64bit version of GParted live. The stick has fat32 format. When booting my laptop (HP Probook 440 G3), I ...
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What exactly is written to disk with an LVM basic install on 1T drive?

I need to reverse an LVM install to an Intel MAC 1T disk, if possible. Even if it's not possible, I still want to know what exactly is written to the disk after pvcreate, vgcreate and lvcreate are ...
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All hard disk as Unallocated

I had Win10 installed on my hard disk and I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside W10. During the partition creation I did a mistake and now I have all my disk as Unallocated. I can't even go ...
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Different file system types in fdisk; no HPFS/NTFS

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 and trying to format a USB drive to load a Windows ISO on. Every tutorial has you install ntfs-3g so that you can format to NTFS using fdisk, hex code 7. But when I go to ...
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create seperate primary partition to install linux

I tried GParted live to extend and create primary partition but it is taking a lot of time. When will the process get finished? Also, whenever I tried to dual boot Linux. windows partition is shown ...
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Slow boot - a start job is running for dev-mapper

When my Ubuntu 15.10 starts, there is a delay of 90 seconds where an error like "a start job is running for dev-..." shows and then it shows alternatingly three devices. The first one is ...
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Are my files on an ext4 filesystem recoverable after removing the logical volume the filesystem was inside of?

Scenario: The other day I was trying to "unmount" some logical volumes so that I could close the LUKS partition they were inside. I accidentally uses lvremove thinking that was the right command to ...
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can't install ubuntu on mac

I'm going to start by describing my configuration. MacBook Pro mid 2012 13 inches, ubuntu live Usb containing the following files, boot.iso bootX64..efi. Now that that is over with, here is the ...
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Moving Ubuntu partition to secondary HD

I installed another HD into my laptop and I want to move the Ubuntu partition over the secondary HD. Here my situation: SSD partitioning I want to copy the sda5 partition here: secondary HD. In the ...
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Successfully Copied/Pasted Partition between drives… Now how to boot off destination drive?

I booted off a live dvd and copied and pasted my root/core ubuntu 14.04 partition. What are the next steps to take to boot from the new drive? Do I just need to configure grub to be done?
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Ubuntu on USB - partitioning

I am thinking of using a bootable USB drive for Ubuntu, but I have a quick question about partitioning the drive. I am using a 32GB flash drive. How much should I partition the drive, and what would ...
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Grub rescue problem after deleting windows partition

I accidently deleted the windows partition and now i am facing grub rescue problem. I used this commands Grub rescue> set root=(hd0)(msdos4) Grub rescue> set prefix=(hd0)(msdos4) Grub ...