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

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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 ...
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I was partitioning my hard disk but there is something wrong?

I was partitioning my hard disk based on what I understood from this question. This is the final result: But I faced some problems here, I don't know which partitions should be primary and which ...
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Clonezilla: copy multiple partitions to one partition

I am moving my ubuntu 14.04 installation from a 400gb hard drive to a 1tb ssd. My old drive has 4 partitions ( /, /home, /usr/local, /usr/local/games(? - I'm running clonezilla at the moment)) and I ...
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Ubuntu - messed up partition table

I have an ubuntu 14.04 server vm on a Xen server. I have 40Gb disk space allocated to it and my partition table looks like this df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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Im having a issue mounting a disk with [duplicate]

Hi im getting this issue when trying to mount sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error ...
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Ubuntu Installation: Attempt to mount a filesystem with type ext4 in SCSI7 (0,0,0). partition #1 at / failed.

I'm seeking help with an issue I'm having with my Ubuntu install. I have a new HP Zbook with an SSD. Windows 7 was installed on it without a problem. First I tried the "Erase disk and install ...
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Partitioning Tools

I have just cloned a new hard drive for my Ubuntu machine using clonzilla. The problem I have is that I need to re size the boot partition because it cloned the drive exactly, which is good but what I ...
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close/minimize/maximize controls of windows absent , ctrl +alt +T not working, dash and launcher absent post resizing system partition

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS My Terminal & Unity are not working. When login i see my ctr+alt+T is not working, login screen bland, no dash, no launcher. However i am able to run GUI ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 Pro, with a dual GRUB boot, maintaining HP_RECOVERY (D:), HP_TOOLS (E:) and SYSTEM

I have Windows 7 Pro in an HP Folio 1040, with four default partitions: Click on the HQ image to zoom it. I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 7 Pro. Booting from the ISO ...
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Partition sizes different in df and fdisk

I'm seeing different sizes using df vs fdisk commands. Please help! df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 16G 4.0K 16G 1% /dev ...
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Partitioning for Windows 10 + Ubuntu + any distro

I'm reading a lot these days in order to make a clean a safe partitioning of my single drive. I have Windows 10 installed already on a 60Gb partition. Now I'd like to use the rest of the space for ...
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RAID 1 on existing system

I have a system that has been running for over 2 years with one disk. Recently, I brought another disk same size and speed as the current drive. I wanted to add the new drive and convert to a RAID ...
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What should i use to encrypt my ext4 partition?

What should i use to encrypt my ext4 partition? dm-crypt | TrueCrypt 7.1a or other app? I got there movies, music and some software. I want to mount that partition and share content under samba when ...
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Multiple mount points in single partition

I found some asks about this, but i didn't understand. Could someone shows how to do fresh install with multiple mount points in single partition? Scheme: SSD [256 GB] - OS and dependencies like: ...
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Re-partitioning Ubuntu Server without losing data

My Ubuntu Server 14.04 Installation is showing only ~40GB when my server has capacity 292GB. How do I re-partition this without losing data. sudo parted /dev/sda print all Model: DELL PERC 6/i ...
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How do I partition my SSD to benefit of the speed?

I've watched a few videos on Youtube and read a little bit on the internet about partitioning. But it is still unclear to me how to partition my 4 drives. Besides a Raspberry Pi and VM I have no Linux ...
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Install ubuntu on half drive with uefi and encryption gives me swap error

I am trying to install lUbuntu and I need to install it only on half of disk but with UEFI and with encryption. As far as I need only half of disk used, I peek "Something else" in step where they ask ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with Win 10 on separate hard drives

I installed 14.04.3x64 LTS on hd1 with Win10 existing on hd0, using a live USB. No secure boot, no BIOS only UEFI options were selected from boot options firmware on HP desktop. My intentions were to ...