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

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Unable to boot newly installed Ubuntu 16.04 using UEFI mode?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed in BIOS (Legacy mode). sudo dmidecode BIOS Information Vendor: Dell Inc. Version: A16 Release Date: 12/05/2013 ... System Information ...
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Failed Ubuntu dual-boot installation - GRUB errors

I've been unsuccessfully trying to install Kubuntu 16.04 on my new laptop alongside W10, which it came in with. Now I did this twice already on different computers and was always successful and there ...
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Freezes when installing grub2

I tried to install Linux Mint or Ubuntu on a lenovo Q180, it freezes when installing grub2. Used a live usb stick to install it. I was told to "rewrite the mbr" to fix the problem. Trying so I ...
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Finding out where grub writes boot order on disk?

I'm trying to find where grub writes the locations of the boot order at in the disk. What I'm trying to do is to modify the place in memory where the BIOS decide where to boot to first. I have ...
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GParted - what about partition (Windows 7 + Ubuntu, UEFI)

I'll format my HDD and I'll install Windows 7. Which partition must I delete? Do I delete all partitions and install Windows 7? What about sda1 and sda2? I'll install Ubuntu or another Linux ...
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Encrypted Home Folder and Second Hard Drive

I recently installed Ubuntu with an encrypted home folder. I now have a second drive that I want to use to store my pictures, music, etc. I was thinking of creating a partition on the second drive for ...
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How to restore my superblocks?

harrydevries@harrydevries-410-100nd:~$ LC_ALL=C sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 ...
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04.4 won't log in after creating separate /home partition

I want to install Debian over Ubuntu MATE 14.04.4 on an old laptop I have, so I found instructions about moving /home to another partition to install the new distro. I had some issues before which I ...
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Ubuntu Gnome fails to install

I have made a Ubuntu Gnome dvd to install from so I could try the gnome DE. So when I booted into the ISO I started a live session, and then decided to install Ubuntu Gnome. I went through the ...
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How to partman/preseed with GPT

I need to make partitions of a server which has a 3TB HDD. This partitions must be done using preseed file(automatic). I've been searching but I can't clearly understand how partman works in the ...
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Cant access Windows Dual boot

I can't access Windows 10 although at boot screen there is an option. If I choose Windows there is a purple screen and freezes there. I did boot repair but still the same. I don't know what I ...
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accessing usb drive for storage after making it bootable with 16.04

I used both etcher and startup disk creator to make a live USB to install Ubuntu 16.04 from iso file. I used a sandisk 16gb drive. I was able to install 16.04 all right. The problem is that the USB ...
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USB drive partitions change randomly on boot

Having a really strange problem with USB drives. I have 2x5TB USB drives and during each reboot the partitions change randomly. Below is the output from lsblk the two drives USB drives are (sdb and ...
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Need to uninstall Ubuntu. Can't find partition in Windows 10

I'm very confused. I downloaded ubuntu and put it on a flash drive with rufus. I then installed it within boot manager and dual booted ubuntu. No problems. But after I tried setting up my VPN and ...
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Windows 10 was removed while installing Ubuntu 16.04

I installed ubuntu 16.04 recently. They asked me to install beside windows and I chose that option but still windows was removed after the installation. The windows is not being shown in the boot menu ...
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Resize Raspberry Pi SD Card with Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data [closed]

I have a 16 GB micro SD card with an expanded file system (so the whole space is occupied). Inside this micro SD Card is the Raspbian OS of my Raspberry Pi and there's a lot of unused free space. I ...
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Unable to boot from USB harddrive (WD My passport Ultra)

I've followed this procedure http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ and installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS onto the external hdd. However, whenever I restart my computer and ...
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How do I extend a partition with rootvol through the command line?

Here is a picture of my current fdisk, parted, and lsblk data: Thanks for the help. I have no idea what to do.
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Can I restore Windows while dual booting Ubuntu?

I'm wondering if I can restore Windows to factory settings while having a dual-booted Ubuntu (and preferably also removing Ubuntu in the process). Windows is running on a 120 GB SSD (C:\) Ubuntu ...
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Can't resize partitions

I bought a Dell laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with a 1 TB HDD. I want to install Windows 7 as well (dual boot). When I tried to partition my hard drive with Gparted (Ext4) for Unallocated space, I am ...
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FAT32 / NTFS + isofs on USB

I have a bootable USB disk: # dd if=/path/to/os_image.iso of=/dev/sdb (...everything OK...) # sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sdb dumpe2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014) dumpe2fs: Bad magic number in super-block while ...
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Accidentally Freed Partitioned Space in Windows Disk Manager

During an annual cleaning, I tried to free up space in the C drive from an old 10gb D drive that I partitioned (used by software development for work). Unfortunately I accidentally freed the 15gb ...
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Can't detect hard drive partitions?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 alongside windows 7 but I can't figure out how to detect all the disk partitions I have already built in Windows. I have done a primary NTFS 30GB disk partition ...
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ext4 partition type unknow after restart and cannot be mount

After restarting my pc, I've stuck on error of my /home partition. It cannot be mount. Partition table is unknown. For this partition I had dedicated Goodram ssd 250 gb drive. On this disk there was ...
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Cannot add partitions when installing Ubuntu 16.04

When I am installing Ubuntu 16.04 as a dual boot alongside Windows 7 I cannot add partitions. Maybe there are too many disks. Disk Management Windows 7
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Keyboard and Mouse work in ubuntu and bios but not in windows [migrated]

OK, I have read a bunch of posts, and tried many fixes, but still having problems. Background: pc has a 250gg ssd samsung 840 evo. this was in 2 partitions. 1 partition was being used for windows 7. ...
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clonezilla “the volume group setting is not found”

My clone image creations (image file) kept failing with the msg "unable to write to device" and further up on the screen (as Clonezilla displays logs of what is happening) I noticed "The volume group ...
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How to read my external hard drive

Okay, so I have an external hard drive that connects via a USB adapter cable. It is one terabyte. I had it formatted so that it was password protected and only readable by Linux, and it was working ...
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Initramfs after Kubuntu 16.04 installation - possibly partitioning error

I installed Kubuntu on my desktop, which had Windows 8.1 installed. The dual-boot options appear but when I try to boot into Kubuntu, I get stuck at an Initramfs terminal. Booting with Live USB, sudo ...
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How to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 10? Ran into a roadblock

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2015/11/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-alongside_8.html I've been using this guide to try and install Ubuntu onto my computer. It was a Windows 7 machine with a standard ...
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How to increase size of boot partition? [duplicate]

I am getting the below error when I tried to use apt-get -f install. I think it's due to the lack of space on the boot partition. Please advise. Thanks. root@ajiva-Latitude-E5440:/home/ajiva# apt-get ...
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Grub not showing on boot. Windows 10 and ubuntu dual-boot not working

I am using HP Pavilion 15 Notebook. It came with a Windows 8 and then I have now installed windows 10 on it(not upgrade). I deleted all the partitions i had and installed windows. After that, I ...
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Why Ubuntu 16.04 installer not recognizing unallocated space?

I want to install Ubuntu 16.04 on an un-allocated space which I can see in Windows disk manager as following (78GB) . I also checked GPart software in live Ubuntu which is showing following ...
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Bricked USB installing LiveCD

I used a Verbatim USB to install Ubuntu (into another pen drive). First I installed the liveCD into the USB, then plugged the usb and started the installation process. During the installation it ...
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ubuntu 16.04 lvm : how to resize /root and add another logical volume without data loss

Ubuntu 16.04 installed with these settings "Erase Disk and install Ubuntu" with "Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation". Now have 3 partitions /dev/sda1 : mounted as /boot/efi, /dev/sda2 : Linux ...
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Re-enabling Grub 2 entry after having removed it with grub-customize

At the beginning my computer was equipped with Windows 10 that was installed on a SSD C:/ and had it's data on a 1 Tb D:/ . I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 64bits on the D:/ hardrive. I then changed the ...
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What happens when I use 'dd' to overwrite the disk from which Ubuntu is running?

What would happen if I use sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda from an Ubuntu install running from /dev/sda? I tried it in a VM, and it appears to correctly have wiped the disk. Will this be the ...
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How do I find in which partition I have to install Grub?

I am constantly getting grub-iny/dev/SDA failed whenever I tried to install Ubuntu on my windows 10 UEFI with dual boot. I've tried running command grub-installation /dev/sda2 but I get error saying ...
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dual boot, grub rescue, all partitions unknown filesystem

I am stuck with grub rescue. I have a dual-boot with a Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. Now when I try to boot my laptop, it enters grub rescue mode. I tried 'ls' commond: grub rescue > ls The ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found (SolusVM)

Running Ubuntu 14.04, was doing some normal maintenance and updates last night, also added a VirtualHost. The instance of Ubuntu is installed as a VPS in my SolusVMWare software. This means I cannot ...
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Creating partitions on ubuntu 14.04 for new windows 7 installation

New to the forum and an ubuntu newbie.I have to install windows 7 and I currently have ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop.I already made a ubuntu live usb to completely format the disk(it will erase ...
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How to mount individual directories in /home on separate drive?

I have an Ubuntu install with my /home directory mounted on a HDD partition with the system / mounted on an ssd. However, I have certain programs (like Android Studio and IntelliJ) that I wish to keep ...
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Installing ubuntu 16.04 alongside windows 10?

I want to install ubuntu on my system : Acer Aspire E574G, 4GB Ram, 1000 gb hdd. Windows 10 BIOS : Legacy, I have checked in system information. I have 3 partitions. C (350), D( ~ 350) and rest E. I ...
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unable to mount 3TB Hdd (System HPFS/NTFS/exFAT)

I have got a 3TB hdd and now I am unable to mount it. Until now I used it as a 2TB HDD, but recently the partition table crashed. fdisk -l output: WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) ...
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How to extend my Linux partition?

I'm currently having a problem with reallocating partitions. I want to take some of Windows' space and give it to the Ubuntu partition. This is my partition list at the moment My partition map: ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu Mate on a MBR BIOS system with 4 primary partitions

My laptop has, at least according to what I've read on the internet, a MBR system with a legacy BIOS. Check for whether system is MBR Unfortunately it has 4 partitions: a C: drive, two hidden ...
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Cant boot to ubuntu and windows after installing ubuntu in diffrent partition! [closed]

I have been told to post this URL: http://paste2.org/IDKZt061 I just installed ubuntu in diffrent partition to my windows and i cant reboot its showing me this message in a black screen: reboot and ...
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Not able to install Ubuntu 16.4 in dual boot with Windows10

I already had my safe boot disable and my boot preference was :- 1. USB 2. Windows OS SO I used win32DiskImager and made a bootable USB pendrive with Ubuntu 16.4 . I also created a disk partition ...
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I want to resize my root partition but when I run gparted my root partition does not appear

Not a duplicate of How to extend my root (/) partition?. That example the reporter can see his root partition. I cannot. I want to resize my root partition to make it bigger but when I run gparted the ...
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Container Partition does not start on physical boundary

I know, question concerning the same problem has already been asked, but I address a different issue. Following is the output snippet of fdisk. akshayj@akshayj-ThinkPad-T450:~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda ...