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

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Accidentally delete Ubuntu swap and main partition

When I start my PC it boots me the Grub rescue place It says error no partition found How do I fix this thing I tried set prefix and set root those things but still it says error. Please help me.
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Intel RAID5 array Shows < 50% space

I created a RAID5 array from the bios of 3 Nos of 4TB disks. Then I created a Volume in Bios which shows as 6.9TB. But in ubuntu this volume is shown as 3.2TB. Why is this so and how can I correct ...
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256GB SSD + 1TB HDD - Struggle on partioning [No dual-boot]

I'm going to install Ubuntu and I was wondering about the partition scheme. My Setup: 256GB SSD 1TB HDD (Which is already partitioned - so 650GB would be free for my files, the rest of the HDD is ...
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Please unmount any logical partitions having a number higher than 7

I saw many questions and answers for solving this issue but none solves mine. So, please read my question and reply. My partition sda8 is /(root) partition and i cannot unmount it so as to delete ...
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Basic data partition unknown

I had a working version of Ubuntu on my hp stream 13, and in my own stupidity I tried to repair the windows installation from EFI file and a recovery disk. I stopped before it advanced a lot, but now ...
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No disk, no partition

Okay guys, I had a bit of a problem with my PC earlier. Not sure what happened, it just crashed in the middle of me playing a game and when I restarted it's now telling me I have no operating system ...
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How to set partition mounted for /boot with grub installed as boot partition in windows 8.1?

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an HP Z-Book running Windows 8.1. I installed grub on an sda partition mounted for /boot. Is there some way that I can boot on that partition and possibly use ...
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Ubuntu as a main OS [closed]

I installed ubuntu 14 lts. I totally removed windows OS. But i not created partition on my 360 GB lenovo laptop. Now i have create another partition after installation ! How to create ?? please help ...
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Does Ubiquity align partitions to MiB?

In gparted I can choose to align to MiB, which is good for e.g. SSD, but how does Ubiquity align partitions, when you e.g. partition manually there?
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Dual booting pre installed Windos 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (SSD + HDD)

I got this new laptop with Windows 7 pre-installed and I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with it. Here is the partition I have currently and I don't know what to make of the `SYSTEM_DRV'. Basically, it ...
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Can't extract in partition

I have a data partition with ntfs filesystem. But when I want extract a file in that partition I get permission errors like: ntfs3-g is installed and I ran on terminal sudo chmod -R 777 ...
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Can I Use x1000 in GParted Instead of x1024?

This is getting so annoying. Many applications are using GiB and MiB instead of GB and MB. When I installed Ubuntu, I based my partitions off x1000 (1 MB = 1000 KB, 1 MiB = 1024 KiB). Based on ...
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duel boot with grub not recognizing windows boot

I recently installed a dual boot of windows 7 and Ubuntu on a new hard-drive (sdb), while still keeping the ancient(and corrupted) install of windows 7 running on the original hard drive (sda) as i ...
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Hardware configuration on Asus Transformer T300FA [closed]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus Transformer T300FA. It's a "hybrid" laptop-tablet, meaning it has a touchscreen that can be detached from the keyboard\docking station and be used on its ...
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Shrink linux space to install windows

I want to install windows while I have Ubuntu, but I can't figure out how to unmount ext4 (the drive that contains linux) in order to shrink its space. Any ideas? I've been looking all around the ...
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installing - Installing another OS on VirtualBox

I'll be installing Android OS on VirtualBox. I currently have Ubuntu 15.10 and when I installed it, I've chosen to have a crypt system (? this is like having a password request for the hard drive ...
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GRUB rescue mode. Put in recovery files for partition

Well, firstly, I pressed enter while it was loading I selected option 3, choose a temporary startup device. I selected the first one, which I suspect is a partion to Windows XP. That just took me to ...
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Any way to run Ubuntu partition from inside Windows using VirtualBox?

I have a computer that dual boots Ubuntu and Windows but I've found myself needing to switch between the two more frequently recently. Having to reboot the computer to switch is a bit of a hassle ...
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New SSD installation help

So I have purchased a 250GB SSD. I have read up on the various things you can do to improve its lifetime and performance on Ubuntu. I currently have a 2TB hard drive which is 500GB full. I am ...
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extending wubi installed ubuntu size

I installed ubuntu using wubi. Now I want to extend ubuntu's size. Executed the following commands: sudo dd if=/dev/zero bs=1MiB of=/host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk conv=notrunc oflag=append count=2048 ...
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Slow boot after installing separate distro

So I have been searching for a solution for my problem for weeks now but was not able to find anything. Although topics that I found were sometimes similar/related they did not solve my specific ...
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Windows 10/Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot problem. '/boot/grub/x86_64-efi/ntfs.mod' not found

[enter image description here][1]I'm new to Ubuntu, it would be great if you can help me set the windows and Ubuntu dual boot. I've tried many solutions, and I'm really lost. It seems like I touched ...
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Ubuntu did not copy files to Flash drive

Story: I have got USB Flash drive with Fat32 filesystem. I copied it a presentation that I made, to show it on my college. It has successfully copied, but when I open the USB drive with Windows on my ...
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How to use unallocated drive space to install Ubuntu

I am using Windows 10, and I want to install Ubuntu. I have shrunk my C: drive in Disk Management, and there is 600GB of free space on my hard drive. How do I allocate this space to Ubuntu when ...
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Partition problems when dual booting with Windows 10

I got a laptop about two weeks ago. It was running Windows 10. It had a 1TB hard drive, and in Windows 10 the C: drive had 892 GB and the D: drive had 25GB. I decided to install Ubuntu. I installed ...
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can't find information on creating a 1TB partition

I just formatted my 1TB drive using the instructions here (add https in): help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingANewHardDrive Then mounted it in my system. When I was verifying the drive, I discovered ...
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HDD not recognized correctly

MY 500gb HDD was working fine until a few reboots ago. lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 232.9G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 225G 0 part / ├─sda2 8:2 0 1K ...
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Can't format disc after attempted to install dual boot system

Briefly I installed windows and then when I tried to install Ubuntu on a separate partition it couldn't see the Windows partition. So I opened Windows but I had lost the use of my mouse and keyboard. ...
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Followed default options in installation, now have a tiny drive

I spent a small fortune (6k) and made five server racks. I have purchased Five m.2 samsung drives that run nearly at 2250 MBps. I followed basic directions of the latest ubuntu os when installing it. ...
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Mounting a new hard drive into Ubuntu Server

I'm trying to mount a new 1TB hard drive into my plex server that I just built day before yesterday. I'm having trouble with getting it to recognize the hard drive outside of being /dev/sdb Output of ...
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fdisk: unable to open –l: No such file or directory

I totally don't get this. The command sudo fdisk -l should display list of drives as described in drive cloning tutorial. It worked just before restart, but now I suddenly get this error: ...
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Formatting drives for Ubuntu

I'm a relatively new Ubuntu user and am about to set up a new computer with Ubuntu 15.10. I've added a 2 TB drive to the unit but I'm unsure what format I should use. I've been using NTFS for all my ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 + Dell XPS 13 2015 + Enlarging \boot partition

I am attempting to increase the partition size of '/boot' (recent update put strain on the current ~250 MB partition) but running into problems as GParted (when run from a LiveCD) will not recognize ...
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Prevent Linux from accessing some partitions in a Dual Boot system

How can I prevent Ubuntu 15.10 from accessing some of the partitions on my dual boot (with Windows 10) to prevent possible data corruption or loss when I'm out experimenting with dangerous commands.
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problem mounting new disk partition

I'm trying to install Arch Linux for a Raspberry Pi 2 according to their instructions on http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv7/broadcom/raspberry-pi-2 on a brand new 64G micro-SD card. I'm doing so ...
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Partition Scheme for Ubuntu on HDD + SSD

I'm installing ubuntu on my notebook and it currently has no SO, a 120GB ssd and a 1TB hdd. I would like to know what is the best partition scheme for me, having in mind that I'll use it mainly for ...
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Formatting external hard drive from exFat to NTFS by accident [duplicate]

I formatted my ssd drive and by accident (I don't know how it's happend), but I've formatted my external hard drive with some important things from exFat to NTFS and I lost my data. I always had 2 ...
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I want to go all Ubuntu. How can I get my HP laptop with UEFI to boot Ubuntu directly?

I'm a bit fed up with Windows 10. I am currently dual-booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Now I'm in favor of Ubuntu, so now I want to go all Ubuntu and uninstall Windows 10 entirely. My main problem is ...
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NTFS partition got merged and contents not showing

I had a 750GB NTFS partition, 100GB NTFS partition and 100GB ext4 partition. Recently I formatted my 100GB NTFS partition to ext4 partition with live ubuntu cd. After that, the partitions were changed ...
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Partitions on Ubuntu

When I installed Ubuntu I created two partitions: \usr and \home, respectively of 20 GB and 180 GB. Now Ubuntu says me that the space to install softwares is exhausting (\usr has only 800 MB of free ...
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“Error creating directory: Input/output error” in Lubuntu, and in Ubuntu

I just switched the system of my netbook from Windows 7 to Lubuntu and everything is quite great. However, one of my previous partitions is resistant to file changes (create files, folders, rename, ...
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How can I view Ubuntu Files once in Windows 8? [duplicate]

I've seen answers on this questions like ext2 explorer, but when I try to find the Ubuntu partition of my hdd, it doesn't show up in Windows Explorer. I can't boot into Ubuntu because every time I do ...
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windows xp won't boot after installing ubuntu

so i installed ubuntu on my acer aspire one (an old computer) and it already had windows xp professional installed. i chose the option to have it dual install and now when i pick windows xp to boot ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Installation fails

so after many times I installed ubuntu on my machines, I decided to install ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell. I created LiveCD using universal usb installer and ubuntu 15.10 iso from official website + checked ...
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Dual boot partition accessibility problem

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Win 10. Got a 1 TB hard disk. Allocated ~200 GB for Windows and left the rest as unallocated space and installed Ubuntu in it. Now that ~720 GB is not being ...
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Problem with access in directories

I am using Kubuntu alongside Windows 10. I've done it by shrinking a free space and installing the Kubuntu on it. Now I want to use commands like cd on Windows' partitions but it doesn't work and the ...
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/run full : what is the impact ? How to clean?

after googeling for one hour or two i didn't find any very valuable information. I installed an ubuntu server on a VMWare virtual machine : root@myserver:/var/cache# cat /etc/lsb-release ...
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ubuntu partitions broken after installing windows 7

I had two ubuntu installation alongside windows7.After reinstalling win7 ,both ubuntu partitions were shown as "unallocated" --> I have tried ubuntu boot repair disk, but it didn't work. Using a ...
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Need partition- /sizes/file system format exactly needed 4 desktop Ubuntu install dual boot on win7 pc

I have Win7 on a 750gb partition of a 2TB hard drive. I don't know much of anything about Linux, Ubuntu etc. But I've read articles and answers and googled for a SIMPLE answer to "how do I need to ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Oracle VM Virtual Box Manager:Partition

Installing Ubuntu on Oracle VM Virtual Box Manager.I haven't done any partition in Windows. During the Installation, I have a notification box saying 1 . My Question is: What is the next step to be ...