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

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Can't view or access files saved to storage partition from Ubuntu in Windows 7 partition

I recently set up a dual boot of Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on my new Thinkpad T440s. I have a 1TB HDD for most stuff and a 16GB SSD as a caching drive. I followed this tutorial for the dual boot ...
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Why does my computer say “Missing Operating System” when computer restarts.

I have just recently decided to make the switch from OS X to Ubuntu after one of my friends let me play around with his computer. However, when I was trying to partition my hardrive so I could run ...
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how to allocate the unallocated space of windows partition

I have recently unallocated the windows partition in my pc to free the disk memory but i am not able to allocate the unallocated space made by deleting the windows partition this is a screenshot of ...
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Question regarding dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

I know there have been many questions regarding this topic, but I am going to put a bit of a different spin on it (hopefully). So I have a 500 GB hard drive, with some 438 free GB, all through ...
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how to I merge 2 VMware disks in to a single one , on ubuntu [duplicate]

I have installed an Ubuntu server on a VMWare workstation with a space of 20GB storage as seen below: http://i.stack.imgur.com/TNCrV.png After the installation I've attached another 40GB worth ...
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Partitioning a LVM2_member partition

I've installed the ubuntu 14.04 server and used the option "guided use the entire disk and configure LVM" to format my disk, when prompted about size of partition I've set 60GB, but now when I take a ...
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How do I merge 2 VMware disks in to a single one?

I have installed an Ubuntu server on a VMWare workstation with a space of 20GB storage as seen below: After the installation I've attached another 40GB worth storage to the existing Ubuntu server ...
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Data recovery from partition, that Ubu formatted during install

My Ubuntu system broke up few weeks ago and there was not another way than reinstall. As I do not have anything that big as my data values on HDD, I parted the disk to two similarly sized partitions. ...
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add harddisk to Ubuntu and mount it to /var/www/ [duplicate]

I have installed an Ubuntu server on a VMWare workstation with a space of 20GB storage as seen below: After the installation I've attached another 40GB worth storage to the existing Ubuntu server ...
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How to fix USB pendrive

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and my friend gave me a pendrive to repair. When I use GParted it doesn't work, so I went to the information section and then it said this: warning unable to detect file ...
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Reasizing partitions (make it larger)

So I am dual-booting a Windows 7 laptop and I started Ubuntu with around 30 GB for small projects. Now that I am starting to use Ubuntu more than Windows, I am starting to run out of room. I have seen ...
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Add a new partition to Ubuntu and append it to /var/www/

I have installed an Ubuntu server on a VMWare workstation with a space of 20GB storage as seen below; After the installation I've attached another 40GB worth storage to the existing Ubuntu server ...
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Can I use SSD for system and HDD for /home partition w/o problems in future?

My first question here. I'm relatively new to Linux. Pretty much I've been using Windows since 95 release, so I'm a bit confused as you may have guessed. It's not really Ubuntu-specific question ...
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Can't make partition on ubuntu to install windows 7 [duplicate]

I tried to boot windous 7 but i can't i want on my windows 7 dvd and run "setup.exe" with wine and after a few seconds is showed me that i need to make space. see screenshot: ...
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Two partition tables are unrecognized

While trying to installing Ubuntu 14.04 as my sole operating system, I've been encountering a number of issues (Described in more depth at Ubuntu 14.04 installation crashes with "???" ...
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How to extend my root (/) partition?

Till today I was using ubuntu 13.04 in my windows7/ubuntu dual boot. Just now I have upgraded to ubuntu 14.04. My software updater showed an updates available message. I proceeded with Install Now . ...
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Kali linux to be installed as a boot option

I only have the current Ubuntu 14 on my harddrive. How do I partition my hard drive so I can have a second OS such as kali linux, thus creating a dual boot-up option when i power up?
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Cannot expand Ubuntu partition even though I have 22 GB of extra unallocated space

I have shrunk my Windows partition so that I can expand my Ubuntu partition. I have the following partitions: I have booted from USB and unmounted the swap partition as well. The unallocated space ...
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How do I install ubuntu 14.04 in about 35 GB unallocated space? [duplicate]

I'm using windows 7 and want to run both the OS side by side. Also I do not want to lose any of my files.
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation crashes with “???” message after selecting drive

The Gist: I have been trying to erase my disk and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop as my sole operating system. I can boot "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" from a USB stick. During the graphical ...
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How to install Windows 7 from install disk? [duplicate]

I was wondering how to re-install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 12.04. The install disk wont load when I boot the computer, and I can't seem to resize partitions from either GParted (see below) or the ...
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best practice for sharing data between users [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu and i've partitioned disk as follows / 100G swap 30g -- i need to run virtuals /home 500g and that structure after searching the problem I face is where to put files for ...
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grub rescue -> no such partition [duplicate]

I have a big problemm with my computer... I have reduced the windows partition and when I reboot then I have the grub rescue with the error message : no such partition. Moreover, I don't have access ...
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Going from 2 partitions to one [duplicate]

I have partitions set up as in this image: I would like /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda3 to be merged together, e.g. all the contents of my /home directory on /dev/sda3 get moved onto /dev/sda2, so that ...
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Problem with partitions

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I open GParted, I get a libparted bug found error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda2 -- Device or resource busy. This means ...
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Resize earlier boot partition

I installed Win7 as a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 "Just in case" I ever needed a Windows program that just couldn't be emulated, but I haven't really run into the problem yet. Instead, I'd like to ...
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Am I correct that in 14.01 partman cannot move or copy partitions?

I am installing Dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a new offer of HP, an HP110-220z AMD-64 architecture. It looks to be the 2014 standard entry level Computer. The 500 GB hard drive has four partitions, but ...
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Lost my Windows 7 partition

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windowws 7. I had like 3 partitions (Windows 7, DATA files and Ubuntu 14.04) I'm so sad because I had hundreds of important files in my Data partition. Yesterday, ...
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No space left on lvm

I resized my lvm partition on my harddisk, to make space for another (system) partition. Now, I can mount and access the files on the lvm, but I try to create something new, I get the error, no space ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data on a Windows 7 PC (physically)?

I have this windows PC, and I want to install this Ubuntu physically without VMware. Last time I installed this, I lost up-to 160GB, and it was all of my hard drive. I have 4 drives C:, D:, F: and E:. ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop [duplicate]

I am using laptop, Dell inspiron-15R, which has Windows 8 already installed. I have 3 partitions named C,D,F. (total 750GB). Windows 8 is installed in the C drive. I created some unused space by ...
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Problem with full partition on / and raid

I'm in sort of bug with my root partition taking 100% I try to mount the / partition on a new folder /tmp/2ndRoot/ to make a correct du without /home and other folder mounted, and it seems the system ...
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Why no Space on my HardDrive? Storage Summary on login different from df -h output

My Email service (Zimbra) has stopped and its crying low disk space via the warning: WARNING: Disk space below threshold for /opt/zimbra/store.. On investigation, I've found the weirdest thing I've ...
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Unusable disk space [on hold]

I use a Samsung Netbook NC10, but after installing Ubuntu (which I much prefer to Windows XP), I have a hard disk which is partitioned very awkwardly. Specifically, when I have been recording vinyl ...
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How to mount a 20 TB file system

I have recently created a file server with 6x4tb hard drives. One hard drive is used as the file system and is formatted with ext4. While I have created an LVM with the other five drives. This LVM ...
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How to modify the starting boundary of an ext4 partition?

There are 4 partitions on the disk. parted /dev/sda --script -- print ... 1 1049KB 50.0GB ... ext4 2 50GB 82GB ... linux-swap 3 82GB 100GB ... ext4 4 100GB 1000GB ... ext4 My goal is to ...
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DualBoot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD + HDD

I have a notebook with 32GB SSD with Windows 8.1 installed and am thinking of installing Ubuntu 14.04 on dualboot, I have done a search online, but I'm still in doubt about which is the best way to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation fail (dual boot with windows 7)

I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 when it said it failed and it would generate a log. After some seconds it opens a windows saying it is my disk problem and I should take care of the health of it. When I ...
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Can I use a windows drive as '/home' for the ubuntu install?

I have a windows 7 laptop with 2 drives on HDD both in NTFS, C drive, where windows is installed, and D drive where I store all my files (everything except windows system files and softwares). I want ...
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Clarification on sharing NTFS and installing GRUB2 with Windows 8.1

I have a small amount of experience with installing Ubuntu (i.e. dual-booting on a Macbook and replacing Vista on an old HDD), but I am now planning on dual-booting my Asus laptop (currently running ...
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unable to triple boot (windows+kali+ubuntu)?

i have Laptop with 500 GB HDD I already installed kali linux and windows 7 , but now want to install ubuntu 14.04 along kali and windows , but i am unable to triple boot , cannot select the free ...
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How much hard drive space should I allocate to Ubuntu?

I am setting up VirtualBox and I am allocating 4 GB RAM (on my 16 GB Windows machine) to Ubuntu. However, I also need to choose a hard drive size. I'm not sure what to choose. I want to experiment ...
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Can I recover data from lost partitions? [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual booted. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 by deleting Windows 8, but unfortunately whole hard disk wiped. Now I have only Ubuntu 14.04 installed using whole hard disk ...
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/dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should [duplicate]

When I open gparted I get the following warning: /dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should. ...
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Can't specify needed GRUB file location partition in boor-repair when using “Advanced options”

I had a laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 with UEFI. Then I installed Ubuntu 14. Now I'm fighting with GRUB file to get an opportunity to chose whether it's Windows or Ubuntu is ran after laptop ...
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No Swap - Easy Way To Add?

My Ubuntu has no swap space. Apparently you can run a swap file on an existing partition - is that true? I'd like to add one, but the online instructions are all rather complicated and require the ...
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What's in this 524MB drive?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my dual boot PC with windows 8.1. On Ubuntu I have seen a 524 MB drive popped up. As I take a look at it, its not swap or anything. Its content are as ...
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How can I setup my SSD+HDD-setup the best way?

I have recently build a new system with a 256GB SSD and a 3TB HDD. I want to save all my files on my HDD while my programs and Ubuntu 14.04 should run on my SSD to boost the performance. I might also ...
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What does the “install alongside Windows” feature do exactly?

I'm installing Ubuntu and unfortunately I haven't been able to find in detail what the "Install alongside Windows" feature will do. Here's my configuration: Drive 1: Boot partition Windows ...
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The Ubuntu partition on my hard disk is not detected on Windows. What to do? [duplicate]

I had a laptop with windows and ubuntu on it on 2 different partitions. Then the laptop stopped working due to issues not related to this question. I took out the hard drive and put it into an ...