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 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

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' ...
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How do I join my partitions? [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu (150 gb) and zorin os (150 gb). In a hard drive of 320 gb, then using the Disks utilty of Zorin OS 9 which I'm running, tried to delete the Ubuntu one, because I will stay only with ...
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ubi-partman error code 141 on Xubuntu 14.10

As title says, I am currently trying to install Xubuntu 14.10 (the Plasma 4 version) on an acer laptop. My current partition config. is this: Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id ...
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Can't shrink ubuntu 14.10 partition, GParted shows drive is full but only 6.6GB is used

Sorry for what is probably not the hardest question. I've been using ubuntu for a while but I've recently installed it on a new computer, and filled a blank hard drive with it. Now i wish to shrink ...
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Trying to access/mount raid array with gpt partition table

My raid arrays seem to be giving me alot of hassle under linux. I have 2 RAID 0 arrays: - 2 x 120GB SSD with MBR partition table (windows 7 x64) - 2 x 3TB HDD with GPT partition table (data/storage) ...
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How to install the perfect dual-boot between Windows-Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and tried to dual-boot my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 along with my pre-installed Windows 8.1. During the installation process in step 3 Ubuntu didn't detect my Windows 8.1, so I chose ...
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Can't Install Windows 10 after the installation of the ubuntu 14.10

I have Dell Inspiron 5537 with the preloaded Windows 8.1 and then i tried to install the Fresh Ubuntu 14.10 with the deletion of preloaded windows 8.1, now when i am trying to install the Windows 10 ...
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How do I optimise performance by resizing the partition of my disk? [on hold]

Can some help me with resizing the size of my disk, I have Ubuntu and Windows XP both installed in my system, how can I keep both to run both OS effectively? I have pasted the details of the partition ...
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Do I need to create a ntfs partition for Windows running in a virtual machine?

I plan to install 14.04 on my laptop,and then install Windows 8.1 inside a virtual machine (not yet decide which software for virtual machine). When I install 14.04, do I need to create some ntfs ...
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Dual-boot problems with Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am a beginner with Linux and I had a bad inspiration to try a quick Ubuntu installation without reading properly about it first. I found a tutorial and have installed Ubuntu on my laptop (Gateway ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't recognize 20 GB partition in Windows 7

So I've used Ubuntu before, maybe a few years back and I don't remember it being this difficult to install. Anyway I put Ubuntu 14.10 on a flash drive with pendrivelinux, that part is done, no issues. ...
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Win 8.1 + Ubuntu, 256GB SSD, partitioning scheme

I would like to install Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu(both x64) on a one 256 GB SSD. I need 3 partitions, 2 for systems and 1 shared(NTFS?) for data accessible by both OSes. '/root' and '/home' will be on ...
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Change apps directory?

I have recently installed ubuntu linux 14.04 on my system (Its a dual boot with windows 8.1). Everything went good. But, now when I installed some apps (google chrome for example), the app is getting ...
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Disk doesn't contain valid partition table after switching /home to new drive

A couple days ago I moved my home directory to a new SSD I got. That was pretty painless and everything is working now, except one thing. Every time I boot up it says it found a problem on my disk ...
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How do I properly access Windows software RAID 0?

I am a new Ubuntu user with a fresh installation, and am eager to get started with it. However, all of my important data is on Windows software RAID 0 array, and I need it to stay there as I'm also ...
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What happened to my Windows XP drive

I'm updating my new server, during that update, I need to update my old Intel E5200, Dual Core, 2 GB, dual 250 GB drives, Windows XP Pro SP3. Tired of Microsoft I decided to explore Linux (Ubuntu 14). ...
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Fdisk cylinder doesn't match device format

I plugged in a USB device into my computer and ran fdisk on the partition, giving the following: Disk /dev/sdb: 16.9 GB, 16944988160 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2060 cylinders, total 33095680 ...
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Prevent hidden (for Windows 8.1) FAT32 partitions from being mounted when not even referenced in fstab?

I have two FAT32 partitions on my internal HDD that keep being (auto?) mounted by a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 even though there is no reference to them whatsoever in /etc/fstab. If they were ...
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Erased Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

My issue is a little bit different than anything I've found so far on the forums. I had successfully installed Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1 hp laptop using the manual partitioning method (not the "install ...
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Low performance of my 3T harddrive

I have a 3TB seagate protable hard drive (SATA), but this hard drive suddenly has really low performance. I guess there are some bad blocks in the hard drive. So I have done this test: Plugin the ...
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lvm VG on boot disk (array) not found with vgdisplay but VM VG seen

I have weird problem with VM server and two raid arrays: OS is installed /dev/sda (raid-5 array) with vg-disk (group?) with id vg_server1 which is created during installation. Later on there is ...
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Failed to install bootloader /dev/mapper no /dev/sda

Ubuntu was running no problems on this laptop before I attempted a reinstall. I simply want a standard default install, no dual-boot. During installation bootloader failed to install. I continued ...
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Merging fat32 partition on external hard drive connected to ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have WD 160 GB hard drive and i have formatted it to fat32 file system i want to merge all multiple FAT32 file system partition to make it one. how do i do it on ubuntu 12.04LTS. Would also like to ...
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Operating system not found; can't dual-boot

Been using Ubuntu since 2012, dual booting Win7 on my Aspire 4750G. But in early 2014, Ubuntu 13.04 started booting slow (was not able to list down error messages), until it simply would not boot. I ...
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Reinstall Windows

I replaced Windows with Ubuntu instead of dual boot ubuntu long time ago, and I want to reinstall Windows now. The problem is, I don't have a right partition for Windows to be installed. I also don't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot ; corrupt partition table; start from scratch

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 over a pre-installed windows 8... Ubuntu worked pretty good until i started using a persistent live usb version. One day from a live session ( that was getting very slow from ...