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

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Hard disk partitioning

I am completely new to ubuntu. want to get rid of my previous win 7. I have just installed ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS replacing win 7. but it is not showing my previous partitions. only one partition. I ...
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Extended Partition (Partition 4) does not start on physical sector boundary for a dual boot system

I have recently installed both windows and linux (64 bits). Upon typing sudo fdisk -l I get the out put below. Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 ...
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I had Win 7 and now i want to access data on my D:\ and E:\ drive after complete Ubuntu installation?

I am new to ubuntu. While installing, ubuntu from a USB I selected to remove win 7 and install ubuntu, option. Now, none of my C:\, D:\ and E:\ drives are visible. I expected that ubuntu will be ...
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Is my drive encrypted? I can read encrypted partition without providing password

Please help me determine if my is drive encrypted or not, what did I do wrong? I used Ubuntu Disk Utility for creating encrypted partition and I choose encrypted partition and provided a password, ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.10 and window Installation type

I am installing Ubuntu and am stuck at one window that is called "Installation type" I have 3 partitions on my hard disk: 80 GB NTFS, 140 GB NTFS and 15 GB EXT4 and want to install Ubuntu on the 3rd ...
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how to use dedicated swap partition for hibernation

Is there a very simple way to make Ubuntu use an SSD partition for memory swapping, while using a separate partition residing on a slower HDD for hibernation? that will enable hibernation in the case ...
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Ubuntu Installation Error

After inquiring if I can install Ubuntu on a different hard disk from Windows, I downloaded an official ISO of Ubuntu and burned it into a disc using InfraRecorder. I removed the hard disk which ...
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Partition of windows causing problem after installing and not shown in grub

I recently installed windows 7 to my computer. After installation my ubuntu partition was converted into unallocated space. used testdisk to recover it. After that i ran boot-repair recommended ...
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learning linux for advanced users [closed]

I am a student of computer science and am pretty experienced with windows and have used ubuntu server for a few small programming exercises, but that's it for linux. I am looking for a comprehensive ...
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Does there exist a way within the context of MAAS to specify which disk shows up as sda when provisioning nodes with multiple disks?

I am looking for a method by which I can specify the disk elected to be sda on enlisted MAAS nodes with multiple disks when they undergo commissioning, OR a method to specify which disk of those found ...
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Default partitions after installations [duplicate]

Installing Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 from scratch, onto a 128GB SSD drive, I got three partitions by the installer's autonomic decision. I have not configured partitions myself during the installation ...
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Difference between “bootable flag” and /boot mount point

In partition table, we can give /boot as mount point. But we can, too, toggle bootable flag. What's difference between those two?
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Are there any advantages/disadvantages (if any?) in running luksFormat on raw drive (sdx) vs a partition (sdx1)?

I've been setting up a few LUKS encrypted drives and noticed that I've been creating the encrypted disk directly on the 'raw'(?) drive, ie. /dev/sdb, while many examples via google are showing it ...
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clean up a memory stick

I'm trying to create a bootable copy of Kubuntu on a memory stick using the Startup Disk Creator. The trouble is that the memory stick seems to be incorrectly formatted. The KDE Partition Manager ...
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Moving Ubuntu and Windows from seperate drives to single drive [duplicate]

I currently have three hard drives in my machine that I dual-boot: - 1TB for data - 80GB win 7 - 240GB Ubuntu (only using less than half) I just got a new 256GB SSD, and I'd like to end up with both ...
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Ubuntu reinstallation side by side with Windows XP

Here's the issue: my partition table is a mess: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 63 126435960 63217949 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 ...
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How to solve Grub rescue and/or mounting hard drive problem

So, I have important files in this hard drive, and I need pick up them. To sum up, I had two HD on my machine: one with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and another two with Windows 7. I had to connect another HD ...
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Triple boot Windows partition no longer works after Yosemite upgrade

The problem: After upgrading to OS X Yosemite, my triple boot through rEFInd no longer works as it did before. Specifically, I can boot into OS X and Ubuntu, but not Windows. Furthermore, the way I ...
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Will my data partition will be wiped off on reinstall if I mount it under home directory?

Here is my partitioning scheme at the time of install /dev/sda1 mount at / /dev/sda2 is swap /dev/sda3 #it it not mounted at the time of install, going to be a separate data partition after ...
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Deleting the dual partitioned Unbuntu [migrated]

I have had Ubuntu and windows 7 dual partitioned for some time now but need the extra space on my computer. I have two questions: When I went into the run window and deleted the two partitions ...
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Can I make a Bootable USB with an ISO something other than a LIVE ISO?

Am I constrained to run Ubuntu LIVE ISO's only on a bootable USB? All other distros aside - can I make a Bootable USB with an ISO something other than a LIVE ISO? To test this I expected I could ...
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Need help installing on raid 0 [duplicate]

I hope you al are doing fine. I have always wanted to use ubuntu as my main os but has always failed to install it on my fake raid 0. I have been using ubuntu via a virtual machine when it should be ...
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Cannot boot both windows and ubuntu anymore due to wrong partition processes. How do i fix this?

Here is my story: I have decided to format my windows 8.1 with "onekey recovery" button of my Lenovo Ideapad Z510. When completed, i have no problems about windows, however grub2 have been lost. Then ...
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No disk space left on root, Ubutntu 12.04

When I restarted my computer, which is running ubuntu 12.04, I got a message that there was 0 disk space left on /. The output of df is as follows: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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How to Uninstall Ubuntu Linux from Secondary Drive?

this question might seem pretty basic and straightforward but I wanted to make I do it properly without data loss. I have two drives. My primary being windows 8. My secondary is partitioned with one ...
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Cannot access Disk Drives in single-boot Ubuntu Sysytem [duplicate]

I uninstalled my windows through OS-Uninstaller in Ubuntu. But now i am unable to access any of the disk partitions. I am getting following error: Error mounting /dev/sda7 at ...
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Can I replace or repair the partition?

I received recently an issue with my laptop where the system boots in to a prompt for BusyBox. I've tried using the liveCD with various commands I've found on the web but I keep seeing that my sda5 ...
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Changing mount point of LVM

I am trying to copy a huge data file onto the desktop of a user but I am running out of space though there is enough left in logical partition. I am not very familiar with logical partitions but is ...
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Can I partition my boot drive?

I have 2 physical drives on my laptop, a 500 GB hard drive and a 120 GB SSD. I installed Ubuntu on the SDD and it thus became my boot drive. I moved my /home folder to the hard drive because I have ...
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Trying install OS on SSD but “Erro: no such device d7a2c…”

On HD left the /home directory, while the SSD (which was installed in place of the CD-ROM drive) left the / and the swap area. The first error was "No such partition", put live-usb, ran the ...
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Grub rescue, No access to BIOS and all linux partions have been deleted

I think I screwed up my computer. I used to have a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu (not sure which version) and Ubuntu wasn't working so I decided to delete Ubuntu and have a crack at Mint. So in ...
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Lockfile preventing from restoring data from external HDD (ext4)

I have some data backed up on my external HDD (ext4) but now when i am trying to get the data on my system which is running ubuntu (14.04 LTS). it says "Another instance is already running with this ...
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Downgrading Ubuntu 14.10

I have been experiencing serious bugs with Ubuntu 14.10 so I have decided to downgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, but the problem is that i don't have a different external hdd to move my files to. I am ...
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clone my ubuntu from hdd to new ssd related question

I have resize the HDD partitions with Gparted Live and copy the reduced-size partitions(only file system on it) to the smaller SSD with Clonezilla live , and both of them are successful already.now I ...
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How to Setup tempfs/RAM Disk (Generally and for LuaLaTeX)?

I've spent the past several hours (not few, several!) reading different pages and questions on how to setup a tmpfs/RAMDisk. They all say different things and say what filesystems I should and ...
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Missing drivers after creating unallocated partition for ubuntu

after creating unallocated partition from c drive (first partitioning the drive then deleting it) to be used for ubuntu I encountered an error opening the cd drive in my hp pavillion dv6, repeated ...
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Share a partiton with Samba

I am trying to share a partition so on my window computer they can see the drive name and how much space they used and have free. I read that people created the partition and then shared the folder ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 MATE dual boot PPC Mac OS 9 not bootable

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 the MATE edition alongside with my Mac operating systems on my eMac. Everything seemed to be going smoothly until I tried booting mac OS 9, all I got was the floppy disk ...
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(Solved) Can't boot Ubuntu anymore

I'm running a homebuild PC, Intel i5-4670K on a msi Z87-G41 motherboard with 2 HDD:s. The systems runs both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10 (formerly 14.04 when the problem first occurred). On one of the ...
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Want to Clean Install of LInux

i've an preInstall Windows 8 64bit laptop. and i'm totally getting sick for this windows os only because even though i've Core i7 with 8 GB DDR3 RAM & 4GB Graphics, it still getting lag. so now ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu on last partition with legacy boot mode [duplicate]

I have following scenario and want to install Ubuntu 14.10. 1 TB Hard Drive 150GB Win 8.1 Partition 200GB NTFS 200GB NTFS 200GB NTFS 120GB NTFS 68GB Unallocated I want to install Ubuntu ...
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Rebuild Windows RAID 0 for permanent use in Ubuntu 14.04

My old PC (Core i7 920, Asus P6T-SE, 6GB RAM) recently suffered a motherboard hardware fault. The 2TB RAID 0 array containing the Windows installation and mostly media library was no longer ...
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Dealing with failing drive in logical volume

About a year and a half ago, I made a HTPC/NAS for my apartment that we hooked to our TV and use to download and watch movies, TV shows, listen to music, etc. In making it, I used 3 1TB hard drives I ...
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Pulling files from a Windows NTFS partition into Ubuntu

I'm a first time Ubuntu user. I'm on Ubuntu because I've wanted to migrate to a more stable OS for some time but have never had the impetus to jump that hurdle. However, I was away from home for 3 ...
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How do I resize hard disks on ubuntu 14.04 lts? [duplicate]

After having installed Ubuntu on to my Toshiba Satellite laptop, I realised that I had mistakenly set up the boot partitioning wrong after experiencing lagging issues. Instead of having 200gb of ...
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Is it possible to increase /boot disk space? [duplicate]

It seems that every couple of weeks my /boot drive gets full and needs to have some more space freed up. I've already found this question to allow me to free up that space, however I'd rather not have ...
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failed to open hard drive

error message I've only started using linux yesterday, I was hyped when I was trying it booted on usb drive that I've rushed the normal instalation of it and didn't do the partition part properly (at ...
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Iomega Home Media Network Drive deleted partition

I was trying to mount the IOMEGA HMNHDCE under my UBUNTU machine, in order to copy data en proceed with installing a new linux version. http://iomega.nas-central.org/wiki/Category:Home_Media_CE It ...
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Not accepting the crypt disk password at boot to unlock the disk for ubuntu 14.04

This is really a major issue. Check what happened. Please Help me with a solution... I had windows 7 installed in my laptop. I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 and remove windows 7. So while ...
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Full windows partition shows up as device in Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu to dual boot with Windows 8 on my HP Envy 15. When I go to my File Manager, it shows all the other partitions as removable devices that can be unmounted in the 'Devices' ...