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

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Cannot Install Over Centos 7

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 to replace my existing distro of Linux, Centos 7 Workstation. During the install I get to the point where it asks if I want Ubuntu to overwrite my existing disk ...
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A partition copied with cat can't be mounted

OK, I asked it in AskDifferent, but seems that apple folks don't get the idea that everything is file in unix. Well some days ago my mac got broken, I had an Ubuntu on it and booted through it, first ...
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How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Option “Install Ubuntu Alongside Windows 7 does not show up”

sorry to open a new thread with the same and question again and again, but people wouldn't open it again and again, if Ubuntu would work out of the box like the tutorials explain it to work. I have ...
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Recover deleted full disk encryption partition

What I have: I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on 500 GB HDD. The HDD consists of: Some small partition that seems to be for some EFI stuff a partition that holds /boot some free space at the end of ...
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Is GPT BIOS partition is really needed?

I have notebook with GPT partition format, EFI, LUKS, LVM, 64bit system and everything works perfectly. I wasn't created GPT BIOS partition. Now I want to test some Ubuntu features on virtual machine, ...
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RAID1 /dev/md0 showing up as /dev/md126 after reboot

I've already configured the file: /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf with the outcome of : mdadm --detail --scan ARRAY /dev/md0 metadata=1.2 name=compute2:0 UUID=4e0dd53b:c29a881a:795286f7:a649ff4a ARRAY ...
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How do you move an unallocated partition? [duplicate]

For the life of me I cannot figure out how to move this partition so I can add it onto my ubuntu partition. I need to move it down two partitions so it is next to sda8, then I can add those partitions ...
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How to combine a paritition with Ubuntu's paritition? [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 a few days ago on dual boot with Windows 7 (not using Wubi) and now I see that I am almost running out of space. I used GParted on a live CD. Now, I have on my drive an ...
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How to recover files, after Windows partition deleted (installing Ubuntu) [duplicate]

Was running Windows 7 (64-bit). Downloaded Ubuntu, and booted it from USB Started installing Ubuntu OS. I chose the last option, do not replace Windows, do something else. However, when I had to ...
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Can you help me mount a new home directory or similar?

I have a virtualbox with host windows 8 and guest ubuntu 14. Now my disk space is running out and I'm reluctant to doing the complicated partition resizing which doesn't seem completely safe. I've ...
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How can I make a seperate partition on my 120 gb SSD that cannot be formatted nor deleted?

I want a separate partition on my SSD (about 10 GB or so) since I re-install often. I want to be able to put things that are really important to me that I don't want to upload to the cloud. I would ...
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How can I free up space on my disk? [duplicate]

As I was attempting to update my computer from the update manager this popped up on my screen: Not enough disk space, the upgrade needs a total of 81.8 m free space on disk' /boot '. I emptied ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 15.04

I have installed Ubuntu before but then I try to install Ubuntu 15.04 on a Asus computer I am getting a new message I never got before. It reads like this: If you continue, the changes listed ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu with separate home partition [duplicate]

I have my /home on a different partition to my /: (and also have separate partitions for /usr /var and /tmp because I once read somewhere that it was a good idea.) I'm about to reinstall Ubuntu from ...
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Ubuntu not starting after resizing partition

my (K)Ubuntu 15.04 on btrfs ran out of space. So I fixed the issue and also resized the partition (including the btrfs volume). The next time I tried to boot the following lines showed up: Loading ...
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Safest way to format and add unassigned partition to Ubuntu partition in a dual boot system with win 7

What is the safest way to format and add unassigned partition in a dual boot system with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04.02. I usually tweak with my Ubuntu os and sometimes because of problematic tweaking ...
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Dual Boot: Does data get deleted because the drive is partitioned?

I'm pretty bad at the whole computer literacy thing, but for the most part I can Google things pretty well. From what I've read, partitioning deallocates everything on the partition that is getting ...
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How to Bring HARD rive icons on the Launcher?

I Migrated fro Windows 7. I Partioned my Hard Disk (250 GB). I am not able to access all the Partitions simultaneously like I used to do in Windows. Please tell what should be done to get the ...
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Unable to access my hard disk partition 1 and 2 [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 15.04, but only formatted the "c" drive — now I can't access my other ntfs partitions... Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/malith/304E59964E5955A6: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" ...
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UEFI Ubuntu installation no longer boots after moving a partition

After resizing moving a large partition on the same drive with Gparted that contains my EFI partition, my Ubuntu installation (15.04 x64) no longer boots in EFI mode. When I try to manually load the ...
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Does the UEFI partition either “MUST” or “SHOULD” be first for some reason? If so why?

In a non-English Ubuntu-it.org wiki page it's stated that the UEFI partition MUST be always placed at the start of the disk. This is not the case in the English Ubuntu Community Help Wiki page. So ...
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Problem with partioning my drive [Ubuntu 14.04]

I am only running ubuntu 14.04 on my system. I am trying to partition my drive using Gparted but it does't allow me to resize my drive. Here is what I did: Run Gparted Select my current partition. ...
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Re-install and keep home partition with btrfs - lost files

So, I was running Arch Linux with separate / and /home. Both were btrfs partitions, but the whole drive was not managed by btrfs. I decide to install Ubuntu 14.04. I carefully select to format / and ...
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ZFS with existing data on 1 HDD

I'm thinking about adding a ZFS Raid-5 to my Ubuntu Server (Home use only). Currently, I have 2 HDD, 1 is 120GB for OS and the other is 4TB for download and torrent. I will purchase an addition HDD ...
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WD Passport Not Detected On Any Computer

I have had a WD My Passport drive for a while, and today it just stopped working. I have looked around and nothing seems to solve the problem. When I plug the drive in, dmesg says this: ...
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Ubuntu boot menu showing up instead of Windows

I'm totally a newbie to Ubuntu, disk partitioning and stuffs. I had installed and un-installed Ubuntu(14.04 LTS) in an atypical way several times and screwed up my disk partitions. But when I thought ...
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Optimal Ubuntu setup for taking advantage of Clonezilla?

I'm having a problem regarding the cloning of my disk; Clonezilla requires as much free space as the size of my original drive. So, I decided to re-install Ubuntu manually following the instructions ...
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MicroSD and Testdisk. Can't find any partitions. Is it dead? [duplicate]

Sorry for my english, i'm italian and my istruction system sucks. Until yesterday my MicroSD worked perfectly in my Android smartphone. But this morning I can't read anything anymore from it. My ...
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How do I restore an ext4 partition that now appears as “unallocated” after an accitental boot of Windows recovery tool?

The scenario is described by the title of the question. I tried testdisk but when I select the partition I want to recover there is only the Deeper Search option available (no Write option). So I'm ...
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Cannot access NTFS partition on Windows

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my USB stick. Below are my drive details in the same order: 1.5GB Swap 20GB ext4 (ubuntu installation) 10GB NTFS Now, I'm unable to view or access the NTFS partition ...
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Problem accessing old data on btrfs /home in ubuntu 14.04

I recently did a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my pc. Previously I was dual booting ubuntu 14.04 with windows(both 32 bit). My hdd is 500 GB. The previous structure of the hard disk was ...
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Need to get files back after losing all the linux-image-generic from LVM partition

What I was doing (not as important, just wanna make sure all the info is out there) I'm on Ubuntu 14.10, decided to upgrade to 15.04. I had to delete xorg-xserver because it was broken and Ubuntu ...
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unable to install stuck on root file partition error

root partition file error unable to install on Toshiba L50d-a**also unable to uninstall **
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Formating help with dual boot [closed]

first i will try to explain what i did and whats the problem. So after almost 2 years i decide to format my notebook, i had one partition for Ubuntu and another one for Windows 8.1. i havent been ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my dynamic disk?

So my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R 5537) came with Ubuntu 12.04 when I first bought it, but then I switched to Windows 8 and removed Ubuntu. Then, when I switched to Windows 7 I wanted Ubuntu back to run ...
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Can't add space to my Ubuntu partition

I have free space on the disk but I can't add that space to the ubuntu partition, gparted doesn't let me resize the ubuntu partition at all. I'm running the livecd 14.04 LTS, my ubuntu version is ...
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Help! One of my raid partitions has disappeared

First time posting but I can't solve this by my self, so pleas help me. I have a problem, I can't access one of my partitions. I have three 2 TB disks that are running "hardware/intel software ...
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Keeping MongoDB, MySql data in different partition

I am creating a ubuntu server 14.04 virtual machine and attached an empty disk to it. I have installed nodejs and mongoDB. I want to store all my mongoDB data in that empty partion.
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I have an unresponsive Ubuntu dual-boot, can I recover protected files?

I could really use your help! I have an older version of Ubuntu 14.04, that simply stopped working some time last year. I can pass the GRUB menu but the OS freezes at the purple Ubuntu loading screen. ...
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Can't read 2TB Hard Disk , don't exist dispositive.

I have a new 2TB external USB HardDisk, and I can't open or format it. I'm gotting diferent kind of errors, for example: If i execute: sudo mount -a /dev/sdb sudo mount -a /dev/sdb1 The response ...
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DualBoot Linux and Windows problem

I'm trying to put Ubuntu in dualboot with my pre installed windows 8. I have no experience in this area so I'm getting some problems that I can't fix: What settings should I be using in my bios ...
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How to edit partitions in my computer

The above picture,as you might have seen is a lot messed.Now,I would like to express my problem. Now,what I wanna do is merge all those 3 unallocated spaces into a single drive and then merge it ...
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Windows and Linux startup SSD

I want to install windows and linux on SSD as a booting drive. Both systems will have separate disks for data. I don't want to store private data on SSD. How partition table should look like? Will it ...
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Storing files and folders inside 'C:/Users/UserProfile' and accessing from Ubuntu from second hard drive [duplicate]

Windows8.1 is pre-installed in a 500GB HDD and then also installed Ubuntu14.04 in the second 256GB SSD for dual booting. Since planning to use Ubuntu as main OS, I want to store files in the larger ...
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Not able to see formated drive in ubuntu

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04.02 along side with windows. I have 4 partition in windows C:/Windows 7 , D:\195 GB , E:\ 210 GB Empty(for ubuntu) , G:\195 GB. I want to install Ubuntu on E:\ , ...
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Mistakenly encrypted partition while installing Ubuntu

My friend has tried to install Ubuntu on her USB (with live-usb) and used LMV encryption for the USB. Right now, it is not possible to load Windows normally. It seems she mistakenly encrypt her ...
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want to Install ubuntu 14.04 in my windows 8 pc and want to remove windows without losing any previous partition and data

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC and remove Windows 8 without losing any previous partitions or data. I have booted my pendrive for installing Ubuntu 14.04 but I do not know how to install ...
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Get proper boot on Grub2

This question is very similar to others one but I haven’t find a precise answer to my problem. I have one hard drive, with 4 partitions : A first system partition with window's bootloader A ...
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HardDrive Partitions to install Ubuntu together with W7

I'm going to install Ubuntu 14 on my laptop. This is now my hardrive config: C: Windows D: Music, Photos, Documents, etc I've two questions. After I get free space from D, which partitions I'll ...
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How to increase the partition size of Ubuntu 14.04 installed under Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have windows 7 as primary OS. In past year I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from live USB. I don't use Wubi. Now I have to increase the partition /dev/sda6 size of Ubuntu. user:~$ df -h Filesystem ...