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

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Ubuntu changed 2 hard drives making them unrecognizeable to both ubuntu and windows after ubuntu uninstalled

The drives are still functional and pass all tests. MiniTool Partition wizard shows them and the partions but the label is "*:" for both HDs. Now neither Ubuntu nor Windows detect either hard drive. ...
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Stuck at Grub, can't boot Win7 installation USB

A friend of mine asked me to fix his laptop, and to be honest I'm completely stumped, but he doesn't want to take it to a repair shop. I'm hoping I can get some help here. I haven't done much with ...
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Reformat USB flash drive marked “Read Only”

I have a 32GB USB 3.0 Flash drive marked "Read Only". It is formatted FAT32. I don't know when it was formatted as such, and I need to reformat it. I've attempted using Windows' Diskpart to mark it ...
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What is the proper way to install Ubuntu 15.04 with LVM, LUKS, and manual partitioning?

I am trying to install Xubuntu 15.04 with LVM and LUKS, manually partitioning in order to have a separate /home partition. So far I have booted the Xubuntu live CD and went through these steps: ...
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Goes to grub rescue after removing the partition with linux

I deleted the partition that had Ubuntu on it to get rid of dual boot, and now every time I try to boot to windows it goes to grub rescue, saying error: no such device 22623f... When I type ls is ...
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A Virtual?…Desktop? question…(wondering if this is possible)

If I already have Ubuntu (14.04LTS) and Windows (7 installed first, recently upgraded to 10) on separate partitions, is there a way to run both OS's with any form of virtual machines, or, would one ...
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Trying to recover an LVM partition

I created an Ubuntu server to run Plex media server. The system has a 160gb drive that I allocated to just the OS and swaps and overhead. I added a 2tb drive that serves as /home and stores all the ...
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how do you expand the boot partition of a standard 14.04 install

I have read several solutions to this problem but they did not address a non dual boot standard 14.04 install. Below is the structure of my disk. I tried to paste a picture of gparted but apparently ...
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/home partition deleted after installing windows 10

I had the following partition organization Disk 1 (HD 500GB) 100MB (Windows recovery partition) primary 100GB (Windows partitions) primary Extended Partition: 100GB ext4 linux partition (/home) ...
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EFI System Partion and its significance

I am installing Ubuntu as dual boot with win 7 already installed Partition table type - MBR 1. I want to know is it important to create EFI system partition 2. If yes, then EFI system partition ...
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avoid partition messages with unnatended preseed file

I'm configuring an unnatended installation with one NTFS partition (to be used later) and then root, swap and home partitions. d-i keeps asking me about the first partition, and I want to avoid that ...
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How to combine separate partitions created by initial install of kubuntu

I'm a newbie to linux. I'm still trying to figure things out. I ditched Windows 8.1 after their free upgrade to Windows 10. I used gparted live to delete the partitions of the disk (500gb hitachi ...
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How to separate two user's home directory in to different partition

I have /home directory in the separate partition. But, I have two users in my system. I want to create a separate partition for one of these user. Like partition1 : /home partition2 : /home/user1 ...
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How to check which disk is mounted where? How to mount all spare disks?

Doing a df -h: alvas@mt:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 3.5T 2.7T 597G 83% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 63G ...
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Ubuntu installed on USB, boot loader installed on hard drive

Goal: Install ubuntu 14.04 to my 32gb usb (not persistence/live-usb), and be able to boot with this usb on different computers. What happened: 1) Used a small 3gb usb and format it to live boot ...
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Revertably use computer's hard disk from portable system

Running Ubuntu from a portable medium (USB stick), I want to also be able to use the HDD of a computer, e.g. for swap and to temporarily save data. However, I want not to touch the HDD in a not ...
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What partition table does Ubuntu create by default?

In the "Something else" partitioning menu what partition table (MBR/GPT) does "New Partition Table..." use?
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Ubuntu File system / Partition / Dual boot

I am new to Ubuntu. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my hp laptop along with Windows 7. I had already installed win7 and I was trying to install Ubuntu. First - option "Install alongside with ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot after deleting swap

System: Ubuntu 15.04 64 Bit (only OS on the machine, only 1 hard drive). I chose "encrypt my home folder" during the installation. In system monitor I see a swap partition available but GParted shows ...
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What will happen with ubuntu if I reset Windows 8 to factory default?

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on my hp laptop. I have been using this for over a year, but recently, there was some accident after which my Windows 8 is not booting. I ...
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Dual Boot went wrong, what do I do? [duplicate]

I was trying to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu (I wanted to try Ubuntu, because it is getting popular) and it went horribly wrong. Every time I boot it automatically boots into Ubuntu, but All of my ...
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Cannot boot laptop after copying partitions to new HDD

I changed the HDD of my laptop for an SSD. It is a Dell XPS 15, that came with Windows, on which I installed Ubuntu, and has been working for 3 years. The HDD was setup with several partitions, ...
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Triple Boot, Swap Area

Currently have Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu already running on my system. Ubuntu has swap area of around 4 gigs. I am manually doing the partitioning for the new distro (kali 2.0) which I'm installing. ...
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Running off of a USB Drive?

So recently I installed Ubuntu onto a USB drive and now when I try to start up, there's an interface where I can choose my OS that has Windows 7 and two Ubuntu selections. When I select either Ubuntu ...
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Bootable USB for Windows and Linux Installation [duplicate]

I just got a new 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive, and I want to be able to install the various flavors of Windows and Ubuntu from that flash drive. The Windows USB Tool only installs the different versions ...
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User rights for non admin users on ext4 data partition

I'm trying to give every user writing permission to the data partition. However when I do so every user can delete each others folder although he has no rights to that folder. What I want is: 1) Every ...
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Run Ubuntu from USB vs. Run it natively alongside Windows?

I just upgraded my factory-installed Windows 8.1 PC to Windows 10 and it's running smooth; I'd like to have Ubuntu available for coding/development (a VM is too slow for my purpose), but a lot of my ...
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Cannot Uninstall Ubuntu Through Windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu with Wubi and am currently running 2 OS's on 1 partition. Whenever I try to boot Ubuntu it just says error: you need to load the kernel first. I would like to uninstall Ubuntu ...
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Grub2 is not being installed within installation of Ubuntun 14.04.3 and Win 10 set before

hope you can help a beginner. I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. After that I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 and successfully installed it; For that I made several partitions; One for Windows 10 ...
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swap partition crashes 14.04/12.04

Hardware: Acer Aspire ACX-603-UR10 8 GB RAM Blue WD010EZEX 1 TB HDD -- or -- Green WD30EXRX 3 TB HDD -- or -- Samsung HM251JI 250 GB HDD Seagate ST3160815AS 160 BG HDD (Windows 8.1/now upgraded to ...
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Root, Home sizes [closed]

I'm about to install a linux distro. Wondering about which size to allocated to home and root. I know the home partition will generally contain the user's files and stuffs. I want to know: when ...
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Split a file in two different parts but use it under one path

I would like to split a large file (300GB), which is in my home directory under the dev/sdb1 into two (or more) different parts and move them into two different disk drives. However, I would like my ...
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Boot linux on external hard disk - Send Grub Rescue

installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a external hard disk because in the internal hard disk I have Windows 10 and very low space. When I try to boot the external HD, sends the Grub Recovery. I saw few ...
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Move root partition from LVM to 32 GB SSD

I have LVM with just one partition for /home and / (default in ubuntu). I want to move root partition to SSD in my notebook (initally for Intel® Smart Response™). And is it good thing to do? Is 32 ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu Mate 14.04 hard drive partition not detected [duplicate]

I need help in dual boot. I have recently installed Windows 8.1 on my Acer laptop. I have created 4 partitions in Windows. I shrunk my C: partition and gave 50GB space for Ubuntu Mate 14.04 LTS OS. ...
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How to format the unallocated USB drive and make it as Fat32?

I'm not able to format my USB as stated here and while following these steps : sudo su fdisk -l df umount /dev/sdb1 mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1 my bootable USB was changed to Unallocated format and it's ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 not using swap

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell laptop. For some reason Ubuntu is not using swap. The swap partition is created: Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * ...
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Need help creating a persistent live usb, can any one help?

I was able to create a ext3 partition with out any problems using Gparted and now I am trying to send over a persistence.conf but it fails each time, here is what commands I am running: sudo mkdir ...
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Changing main filesystem

So I built my own computer recently and I installed Ubuntu onto it. When I installed it I only had the SSD and no HDD so I installed everything onto the SSD. Now that I have my HDD I would like to ...
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How to free my disk space? [duplicate]

I wanted to update my software, but when i am trying it's shows that there is not enough free disk space. $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev ...
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Not enough boot space to download Ubuntu 14.04.03

Hi this is slightly different to the other problems listed under this heading - brand new 1TB drive so no old kernals. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /cow ...
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How can I solve wubi problems

I have a problem with installation Ubunutu? I installed it with wubi, but when I restart my computer and when the verification process starts, some popup message shows up with the text "This probablu ...
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/boot wont take up the unallocated space!

I have dual boot on my PC, running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to increase the size of /boot so that I can update stuff but apparently boot wont take up the unallocated space directly behind ...
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LUKS encrypted: 2 keys, a passphrase and a keyfile, how to priorize keyfile?

I have installed Linux the LUKS way. I provided the passphrase. Later, I made a keyfile (with a random key) and added it to /etc/crypttab specifying its path. I get something like: # <target ...
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Grub rescue No such partition and all partition tell me unkown filesystem [please reply fast]

I have duel boot Win7 and ubuntu 15 , and I have deleted one partition 2GB and when I have restarted my pc and its tell me No such partition grub rescue, I have tried this step Set prefix=(hd0,msdos ...
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Grub rescue No such partition and all partition tell me unkown filesystem

I have duel boot Win7 and ubuntu 15 , and I have deleted one partition 2GB and when I have restarted my pc and its tell me No such partition grub rescue, I have tried this step Set prefix=(hd0,msdos ...
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Windows 10 upgrade, now no partition will boot

I have a multi-boot computer (windows 8, Ubuntu, and elementary OS). Two days ago I tried to upgrade windows 8 to windows 10. When it got done and restarted it went to grub rescue. I tried the whole ...
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How can I re-size partitions

I have 3 partitions one is "/" then a swap and lastly a "home". I was hoping to have the root only have the Ubuntu OS. (no dual boot only Linux) The root is taking ALL the data, updates, and apps ...
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SSD partitioning, after Dual-Boot with Windows 8.1 (UEFI) [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 in dual-boot with windows 8.1, now that windows does not have the fast boot activated can I manage my SSD partitions (bcache was once suggested but without any detail) ? I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 32-bit as Virtual Machine(VirtualBox) in Windows 7 - Question

I have an issue while installing in "Installation Type". Since it is a virtual machine with its own virtual disk, should I choose "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" or will it have an impact on my actual ...