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

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Partitions doesn't appear right way during installation

Previously I tried to install Ubuntu on my Laptop And selected install it longside Windows 7 and click install, then I shocked when I saw that all data of HDD has been deleted and become one partition ...
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Adding and removing a disk from LVM without losing data

I have a logical volume with a 3TB drive and 500GB drive. And since I have only about 50GB space left in the volume, I would like to expand this logical volume by adding 1TB drive and removing the ...
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Making space for Windows partition

So after a year of taking out Windows 8 and turned my laptop into Ubuntu-only, I need to make a Windows partition on it. For some reason, my Ubuntu LiveCD is not working, so I can't use Gparted right ...
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Laptop with new SSD, Partitioning and Over-Provision

I upgraded my laptop with an Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD for programming purposes. I'm going to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS on it. This installation of Ubuntu will get four primary partitions, I'm ...
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Whole disk unallocated? Gparted error or partition overlapping?

Story: Yesterday I wanted to make my Ubuntu partition bigger so I ran Windows (Dual boot) and decreased size of my D drive size. It wanted me to reboot computer, when it was starting up it done ...
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Different initramfs problem

I'm installing Ubuntu alongside a windows 7 for the first time. And I'm seeing an initramfs prompt at every boot. As I have seen, I have to do something like: sudo fdisk -l to know which device ...
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can't access hard drive, unknown partitioning [on hold]

my ubuntu can't start anymore and in livecd I can't access my hdd. I can't seem to find a way to rescue my partition table, well usually when I have this problem I just restart my computer and it ...
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Unable to Format USB Drive

I have a 4.1 GB USB drive that has become unusable now. It previously had a Live version of Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I tried formatting it a couple of times through different techniques on GParted and the ...
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Common drive for Ubuntu 32 bit and 64 bit

I have searched askubuntu before writing this but was confused. I have a hard disk which is having 320GB of space Now I partitioned it like 78 GB for 32 bit Ubuntu 78 GB for 64 bit Ubuntu 160 GB for ...
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Mounting Extended Partition of crashed drive

My boot sector crashed. (Why is a different question.) I installed a new drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it. I left the old drive in the machine so I could port files over (that was the ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 on ssd

I have recently bought a Samsung 840 EVO 120gb SSD, I currently have Windows 7 installed and I want to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04. In the installer I cant see the SSD in the dropdown menu (the one ...
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Is there a way to empty $HOME's Trash from the Live CD or Root?

In an effort to recover data from a troublesome external hard drive, I accidentally filled up my Home folder with recovered data. I managed to send it to the trash, but then I didn't have enough free ...
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Extend OS partition during image restore

We used FOG to create an image of Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. This image was made on a VM with 40 GB. If we restore it on a new Dell E6520 with a hard drive of 250 GB. Only 40 GB is allocated, just like ...
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Install programs in other directories

I have a PC with a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HD. I want to have Ubuntu and Windows dual boot. I am OK with this bit. The problem is that I want to partition the SSD in 2 60GB partitions and have one for ...
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How can I install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu

I am currently using the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I would like to install windows 7 alongside with Ubuntu. I saw a girl running windows 7 alongside ubuntu, when she turn on her computer, he ...
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Create Extended partition in the midst of two primary partition

My system is a dual boot windows7 and xubuntu. Here's a screenshot of my partition table in Gparted. Now I want to add another linux OS. I wanted to resize the /dev/sda3 and take 40GB for my new ...
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how to list or change name to HDD in nautilus

In Ubuntu 12.04, I have added three old HDD after formatting and encrypting them with disk util. They work fine, no issues of functioning, however I don't know how to change the order they appear in ...
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Mirror my LVM data disks - Ubuntu 14.04 Server

First of all, this is my first post, and I am very new to Ubuntu and everything Linux. My problem is this: I recently installed Ubuntu server 14.04 on my home server's 1TB drive. I also have 2x 2TB ...
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how to partition totally to 14.04 after breaking original OSX

I have a MacBook 2,1 and must have messed up somewhere in the partitioning, because now I can't run the original OSX 10.6, which just gives me an error when I try to boot OSX from rEFIt. I can run ...
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Testdisk only detected 1 folder of 98 folders after I replaced Windows with Ubuntu

So it is not possible to recover the other 97 folders with all the files in it using only testdisk? Do I abandon this and start recovering with Photorec each of the 36000 files mising? The disk had a ...
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home server drive setup

I am trying to configure a home server that will do following things: backup my and my wife's Mac's to separate shares/partitions that are limited in space usage have a network file sharing that ...
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Please suggest me how to recover my Hard disk data [duplicate]

I had Windows XP installed in my machine. I thought of installing ubuntu 14.10 in my machine. I tried installing and I was complete with the installation process, But When I look into the hard disk ...
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Restoring a VM to LV, GRUB disk not found

This is what my setup looks like: ubuntu 14.04 running KVM with libvirt has a HW-Raid it's running from (/dev/sda) and another HW-RAID (/dev/sdb) that is the PV to a LVM VG called "datavg" with ...
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Can't upgrade to 14.04

I'm trying to upgrade a dual-boot system from Ubuntu 12.04to 14.04 following your instructions. Partitions are all in place from before. Everything works fine until I tell it to install Ubuntu to the ...
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Lenovo Z510 Ubuntu Disk Partition

I have Lenovo z510 laptop and i want to install Ubuntu but i need your suggestions. I have 8 GB ssd and 1Tb hard disk. How can i divide to the disk? Actually, i want to learn about size of partition ...
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How to remove GRUB after uninstalling an Ubuntu dual boot

I've read other posts about what to do, and this is what I've tried: First I deleted the partitions that Ubuntu made. BUT the original partition that I made is still there. I'll get into that later ...
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properly resize OS partition on logical volume

I'm trying to resize my Ubuntu 14.04 VM's OS partition because for some reason it was incredibly small from the beginning. I'm running it on a google compute engine VM and so far ive never touched ...
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Re-installing Ubuntu while mainting dual-boot with Windows?

I am kinda new to ubuntu and the whole linux field, and have some concerns. First, I currently have Linux Mint 17 dual booting with Win8.1 via grub 2, my question is how to remove linux mint and ...
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WinUSB - installation failed, 32512

I want to create a bootable usb flash drive with Windows. But whatever USB flash I use - with NTFS or FAT32 or EXT4, I always get this error: installation failed, 32512 The size of iso file is 4.3Gb, ...
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Reformatting Drives with Data, Specifying What Goes Where

I have two hard drives, one is a solid state hard drive (250 GB), while the other is not (2TB). I would like to reformat the hard drives such that Linux treats the two hard drives as one (I believe ...
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Windows bootloader deleted after half running ubuntu setup

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 using a USB. The setup provided me with the option to manually partition the hard disk. According to this link, How to use manual partitioning during installation? I ...
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Running out of partition space on existing Ubuntu 12.04.5 32-bit LTS installation

I have been running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit installation for 3 years and before the installation I had allocated separate partitions for /home and /, but as my hard drive space is limited I did not ...
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Partition a LVM disk

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I want to add partitions table to a LVM disk of 465 GB. I would like to make two partitions without loosing any data. Gparted is showing that the whole 465 GB of the ...
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Unknown filesystem, grub rescue after installing Windows 8

I recently tried Ubuntu and installed over my old Windows 7 partition. There was a host of problems here but I eventually solved them and managed to boot into Ubuntu, but the issues continued with ...
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gdisk before umount -> file system corrupted

I think I did something stupid, but I don't know how to fix it... Please help: I connected a NTFS format 2TB HDD to my ubuntu, and would like to format it to ext4 I mounted it, and copied the files ...
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GParted white windows after 'Sleep mode'

I had troubles with one of my partitions, so I have booted Ubuntu Live USB, opened GParted and started 'Check and restore' for this partition. The problem is when I went out the room and came back, I ...
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fsck00##.REC files being generated during copy/move between FAT32 partitions,data loss

I have two FAT 32 partitions,one NTFS and an ext4 partition on my system having dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10.Sometimes when I copy/move files between the FAT partitions,the copying does not ...
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Ubuntu may have broken Windows 8 partition, endless flickering loop on boot. Can I still get information in it? [duplicate]

I own an MSI GE70 2OE-107US with Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booted with Windows 8. After a gaming session in Linux, I had to switch back to Windows. I reboot, and I get this whenever I select the Windows Boot ...
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Installing Ubuntu asked to format whole hard disk

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo Laptop, but it kept showing only 1 HDD partition (whole HDD as 1 partition) and kept asking to format it completely to install Ubuntu. I already have 3 ...
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Cannot create partition

I've recently installed Ubuntu to dual boot along side my Windows 7 installation, they're both installed on the same SSD which all seems to be working fine. I have another 3TB HHD which I use for ...
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For those of you scratching your head about the 'lock' on a partition in gparted [duplicate]

This isnt really a question - it is an expression of joy at figuring something out. :-) I had Win7 on my Ubuntu machine and decided to blow it away. I wated to reclai the disk space that used to be ...
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Restoring clonezilla image to newly created LVM partition

I have read an article about LVM and I would like to install it. Is it possible to make first an image of my total installation, then delete everything, create new LVM partitions as explained in the ...
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Can't resize existing partition with gparted

I'm trying to resize my ext4 partition where my ubuntu (elementary os) is installed on. I started a ubuntu live cd and opened gparted, see screenshot There is no way to allocate the free space for ...
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How to mount an extra partition in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a desktop computer with two hard-drives. One drive has Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it (64-bit, UEFI). The other drive has been partitioned into approximately two equal partitions. One of these ...
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4 partitions and 3 similar Os: it's possible without problems?

is it possible to create 4 partitons, one ubuntu, one lubuntu, one puppylinux, and one (much bigger) just data? and after run each time a different Os, but reading the same data partition? I mean ...
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Why are partition tables lost after changing HDD enclosures?

I have two Western Digital WD50EXRX (SATA-HDDs) which where running in an IcyBox IB-351StU3-B and a LogiLink UA0107 enclosure connected with USB 3.0 to my machine. Everything worked fine (I don't ...
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All file save on root partiton but not use home partition

When installed Ubuntu 13.10 i made sure /home its own partition gave it 42 GB and root partition 22 GB. now every thing save in my root's home folder but not my separate home partition.Gradually my ...
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Partioning drive containing OS with media

I currently have a drive containing a partition with windows installed. The problem is that inside this partition I have all of my media (music, books, etc). I want to install Ubuntu on the same ...
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Acer Laptop Hangs at Ubuntu Installation

I have bought an acer aspire e11 es1-111m-c064. I've tried installing ubuntu 12.04 with a liveusb. I've managed to get through the installation first time. Restarted and it didnt boot in fact asked ...
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Ubuntu does not mount other partitions

I have dualbooted ubuntu 14.04 together with Windows 8.1. i wanted to extend the partition for ubuntu so i used gparted. i moved a partition to the left then restarted, i was unable to extend the ...