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 Format volume for windows

While trying to wipe a drive with DBan I accidentally started the process on my laptop drive. The process ran for about 2 seconds before I stopped it but not before it caused some damage. I now have ...
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Understanding result of sudo fdisk -l

Please help me decipher the following terminal response: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = ...
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I deleted all of my partitions [duplicate]

A few months ago, I had Windows 8 as the only operative system on my computer and I wanted to install Ubuntu, having both operative systems on my pc (dual boot). However, after supposedly installing ...
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Error when log in my partition?

** I want to install Ubuntu beside my windows 8 but I made a mistake that i installed only Ubuntu ,but when I logged in Ubuntu and went to open my partitions , an error appeared said that "This ...
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I cn see 'zfs partition' through the 'disks' app, but there is no option to mount. Details

The Case: I have a notebook with a partitioned HD. I installed Debian in one partition, and the other partition was destined to "/home". About a month ago, the "/home" partition was corrupted, but ...
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How to Increase partition size of ubuntu on external harddisk

i just installed ubuntu 14 on my 1.0TB external hd. I only use 700GB for the installation and 20GB for swap. I thought the remaining 280GB will be available for me to store files from windows anytime ...
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USB flash drive seemingly fubar

I have encountered a problem, that I have never before encountered. I have a Nashua 8GB USB flash drive that I have formatted for different purposes many times. Recently I wanted to format it to NTFS ...
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showing full space as free spcae while installing ubuntu 14.04 !please help!

Im using Lenovo Yoga pro 2, 128GB SSD. I need to have ubuntu along side windows 8.1. My Cdrive is 98GB and made an unallocated space of 20GB to install ubuntu. while installing the partition table ...
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How can I uninstall/reinstall Ubuntu from a dual boot with Windows 8.1?

Right now I have a dual boot set up with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. However, I did some things on Ubuntu that caused some of the packages to become "inconsistent", and I tried to fix them but it ...
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installing ubuntu alongside windows 8 didnt show free partion

I am try to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 along side windows 8. i follow this tutorial http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html. but when installation gives me to ...
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Inability to Install Ubuntu 14.04LTS

Okay, Microsoft has been giving such a headache with this. I am attempting to Dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04LTS onto my HP Envy Touchsmart, model 4-1105dx. I created the partition (I have a GPT-kind ...
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GParted very slow and stucky comparing to other softwares

I know this isn't really an Ubuntu-related question, but I don't know when to ask. I always used GParted to manage my disk and partitions. I have a 2TB external HDD, wich was parted as well: sdb1: ...
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/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found in grub rescue [duplicate]

I dun goofed. So I have an old macbook pro and I wanted to wipe it clean and install Linux on it. In the process of doing so, I completely removed Mac OS X which I was okay with, but the Linux ...
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Is Ubuntu still toxic to Macs with Fusion Drive?

Installing Ubuntu BROKE my (since-repaired) Fusion Drive. I burned ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso to a DVD, and booted it and I asked it to install beside my OSX install on my homemade* Fusion ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a SSD and HDD system [duplicate]

So I have this 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. And I plan to install Ubuntu on this system that uses them. Now all the info that I have found in here about similar problems, are usually with limited SSD ...
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Logical Volume resizing issues after migrating to SSD

I have recently been upgrading a machine that I built out of recycled/reclaimed/reused parts and have managed to lay my hands on an SSD. As it would provide a major speed boost over the ancient IDE ...
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Create a RAID5 on my Ubuntu Server 12.04

I have an operational Ubuntu Server 12.04 with only one HD (1Tb). I need more capacity and stability, so I bought last week 3 HD(1Tb each) to make a RAID5 and migrate the information of the old HD to ...
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How to reformat my SD card?

I have a micro SD card (/dev/mmcblk0) with one partition on it (/dev/mmcblk0p1). There is a btrfs filesystem on it, that won't mount. When I insert it, I get an error message on the desktop, saying: ...
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Unable to access drivers in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Am using Ubuntu 14.04 and win 8 . Whene ever i tried to access my drivers( D, E, F etc ) am getting an error message like this....! Unable to access “84 GB Volume” Error mounting /dev/sda6 at ...
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Why changes to any partition with a lower number than a mounted partition are not permitted?

I was looking at this comment and Marty Fried says "In fact, you can't even do anything to any partition with a lower number than a mounted partition." referring to changing sizes of this partitions. ...
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Help managing ubuntu 14.04 partition size [duplicate]

I currently just have ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. The partition for it is very large, 110.85gb out of my 120gb. I tried to resize it but I can't change it as the minimum = its maximum size. How can I ...
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No option to boot Windows?

I am sorry if this question has already been answered, but I was unable to find an answer that pertained to my specific problem. I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 following the ...
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GParted can't create partition/partition table:

I am doing this with USB 2.0 Flash Drive 8GB. Here is what i am doing: Open GParted: Then i am trying to create new partition and i've god this message: After that i am going to Device/Create ...
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Cant install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on HP 650 - Cant recognize Windows partition

I have a notebook HP 650 and I removed Windows 8 to install Windows 7. I have disabled Secureboot and installed Win7 successfully. When I boot Ubuntu live cd, the installation manager is unable to ...
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14.04 Live gparted errors with ntfs partitions

I recently got a new(ish) computer, and I wanted to install Ubuntu on it (I use a [outdated] version on my main computer, so I figured it was no big deal.) I want to dualboot, so I opened up gparted ...
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Extend lvm with unallocated space of a ssd

I've cloned my ubuntu 14.04 install from a smaller ssd (256Gb) to a bigger one (512Gb). How can I extend my home with the unallocated space? I usually know how to extand a partition, but I don't how ...
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HELP ME , how to mount this partiotion [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/itsaj3/D25CDAD95CDAB785: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda1" ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 [same drive]

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 on the same drive. I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I have manually partitioned the drive. 300 MB boot; 20 GB root; 400 GB Home; 5GB Swap 500 GB ...
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Help fdisk 4 (near) identical 1TB drives

I have 4 drives to setup a Raid 5, but apparently they are not identical. I am not sure what steps to take next. It seems that I have (3) 512 and (1) 4096 sized drives. What should I do to format, ...
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I want to do partition on ubuntu?

I have a 1 TB hardisk which is lmv2 and I want to make two partitions of it. one to normally store stuff. and one ntfs where i can store windows BUT I get error when i use gpart and this is what it ...
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Hard disk failure after partition in Ubuntu 13.4 using terminal

I did partition of my Ubuntu system using sudo fdisk in terminal because I could not install Windows 7 because it said something like there has to be some space to save some files on that space. So I ...
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No partition showing for SD Card

New to linux, installed Lubuntu 14.04 on EEE PC 900. All works well except the SD Card reader does show any partition when I run "Disks". When I select identity as /dev/sdc the capacity of the SD Card ...
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External Hard Drive Won't Mount on Ubuntu; Previous Solutions Did Not Work

My 4 TB Seagate BUP Fast HDD won't mount on my laptop, but it works fine on my Grandma's Ubuntu computer and my friend's PC. It is recognized in Disks, but won't mount, even when I tried the solutions ...
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Grub Loading error after partition during booting

I have error during boot after partition of laptop. It have Window XP and Ubuntu 9.04 Os. GRUB Loading Stage1.5 Grub Loading Please wait ERROR 17 Device Boot Start End System /dev/sda1 1 ...
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install windows 7 and ubuntu on the same partition

i was wondering if i could install windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive partition.. when i select "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows " it creates another partition to install Ubuntu int... but ...
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No such partition. Grub rescue

I installed Ubuntu on one of the two of my hard drives. My other hard drive has Windows 7. When I booted from the Ubuntu hard drive but then it had an error and said "no such partiton. ". So I ...
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Can I reformat a disk partition in order to install Windows alongside Ubuntu?

I have a HP Pavailion G6 laptop which came preinstalled with Windows 8, but I tried Ubuntu and fell in love with it. I removed Windows to get more room for Ubuntu. The real problem arose when I needed ...
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Inall Ubuntu to a shink volume

I am using Windows 7, and I am going to install Ubuntu to D:\ drive. My Windows 7 is installed to C: drive. I shrinked a volume from D drive. What things I need to do to let Ubuntu install to that ...
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Ubuntu claims its out of space? [duplicate]

When my wife starts her computer, she is told (after logging-in): The volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining. You can free up disk space by removing unused programs or files, or by moving ...
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Terminal method of formatting storage drive

I want to know how to format a storage drive from the terminal. Helpful things to provide in the answer would be often used options for commands and base knowledge that one can use to extrapolate ...
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Recover windows boot partition

I am completely new with Linux and on my holidays I decide to install Ubuntu 14,04, somehow I manage to delete the first partition sda1 100mb and can not boot on windows 7 any more. Already tried ...
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I am confused about lmv

I tried to install ubuntu 14 and is working great but while installing i used lmv installation I am confused if my previous data is lost or now ? I dint do any kind of partition I cant go back to my ...
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Booting Android with GRUB, but how?

I have a small problem. I have seven partitions: Device Boot Begin End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 206848 219013119 109403136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT <-- ...
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Error creating the child process, partition resize, Mounting and running without error msg

So I use Furiousmount to help me out with the mounting since when I tried to mount thru terminal I had some complications. So back to the things I need help with. I get the error message. (shown on ...
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Missing hardrive on 14.04

I am completely new to Ubuntu, and the only previous experience I have with linux is on Android. Today I installed 14.04 alongside Windows Vista since it's a shared computer and my brother is ...
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Mount Error on opening

I haven't used ubuntu for long time so I forgot most of command and how to fix issues. I have Dual boot , Windows 8 and ubuntu latest version I use ubuntu for my work and Windows for gaming and other ...
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How to move Linux on a USB stick to a hard drive partition?

I was running Ubuntu on a USB stick for a while because my hard drive had failed. It had two partitions. I recently installed a new hard drive and installed Windows on it. I created a new partition ...
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1 SSD windows, 1 SSD ext4, 1 NTFS Data mutual Drive?

I am trying to use a mutual Data hard drive (NTFS) to run my files between both windows and linux. I am new to linux and having trouble with identifying the 3rd HD, which is NTFS. On the sidebar, ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of mounting various directories on separate partitions?

While installing Ubuntu with the "something else" option, I found out that there are many folders that can be mounted on separate partitions, as you can see in the image below. So what are the ...
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How to improve my disk partition?

I want to improve my disk partition. I get an exclamation point on one of the partitions and what is? Please explain me first and give a solution. and It does not affect me, but I would like to ...