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

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Moved /home to another partition with pre-existing files, how to keep existing directory structure on partition

Ok so this is the scenario. I have a separate partition from my Ubuntu partition. I use this 500GB partition to store important data to keep it all in one place. On the 500GB partition I have a MISC ...
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Possible to allow read/write operations between ssd and hdd?

So I have two hard drives mounted on my Acer Aspire S3. A 20 GB SSD a 500 GB HDD Previously, I was using Ubuntu 14.10 installed on the HDD. Now when I was installing Xenial Xerias, I had the ...
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Previously encrypted USB drive unable to format

I have a USB pen-drive that was given to me encrypted (with the key). After backing up its content, I decided to format it to remove the encryption using gparted. The format failed as it seems the ...
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Win 7 bootloader problem continues in dual boot. Please help! [closed]

This is my first posting here. Have been a Linux user since 2-3 years, and have mostly found solutions for issues on forums like these. However, this is something that seems to be impossible to ...
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Adding unallocated space to Ubuntu partition

I am trying to add the unallocated space to /dev/sda5 as in below screenshot but unable to. gparted Screenshot P.S.: I tried the below approaches but didn't work for me: Right click on /dev/sda6 ...
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Symlinks to Windows folder breaking

I've got a folder of my work on my Windows partition, which I still use from Windows sometimes, so I can't just move it to my Linux partition. So I've made a symlink (both with ln -s and by right ...
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How do I create an Ubuntu partition on my hard drive?

I have the following partitions when I run lsblk in a terminal: How can I use the 500G size vdb area? How can I check if vdb already has a partition or if I need to create a new one?
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 16.04 w/ Full Disk Encryption + Win10 not encrypted (separate HDDs) Help

EDIT: Making this question a lot simpler. Hello everyone, I have 4 HDDs: 60GB SSD 500GB HDD - Win10 installed 1 TB HDD (x2) As you can see, the 500GB HDD has Win10 installed on it. The other ...
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Memory issues with recently installed ubuntu

Forgive my inexperience with Linux, but I've attempted to search for my issues but can't find answers. This started when I saw that my PC doesn't give a dual-boot menu on start up and goes directly ...
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How can I add this unallocated space to my partition?

How can I add this unallocated space to my partition? I am using Gparted when booting from a Ubuntu 15.10 CD I have 74.99 GB unallocated storage. I want to add that storage to my ext4 partition ...
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How can I get ``dd`` to skip unallocated space?

I'm virtualizing my current install before setting up 16.04. Manually backing up and eliminating what I could, my current partition table looks like this: /dev/sdb1 fat32 EFI Boot ...
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Remove dual boot safely for bootloader (GRUB2)

I installed yesterday another linux (Antergos) beside my Xubuntu, and it didn't offer me what I wanted. Now I want to remove it, but I suspect it might generate a bootloader issue, as the bootloader ...
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The efi file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) failed

I have been trying to install linux on my laptop and I keep getting this error. I select the automatic install for ubuntu and every time it goes to install this happens, this also happens when I ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on logical partition under an extended partition while triple booting windows, Ubuntu and Kali Linux?

I am triple booting windows 10, Ubuntu and Kali Linux. So is it possible to install Ubuntu and Kali Linux on logical partitions under extended partitions or will it not work without primary partition. ...
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Ubuntu Installation to VM = write the changes to disks?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu in a virtual machine. I click "erase disk and install Ubuntu" and click "install now". Then a dialog pops up which reads the following: Write the changes to disks? ...
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What is the format of .img files created by gnome-disk-utility?

In the built-in "Disks" tool (gnome-disk-utility), I am given the option to back up a partition with the "Create Partition Image..." option. If I select this, I am prompted for a filename, which has ...
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Partitioning scheme for Windows 10, Kali linux 2016.1 and Ubuntu 16.04 triple boot?

I want to triple boot Windows 10, Kali linux 2016.1 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop with 4 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD. What partition scheme should I use? Given the fact that I need one 500 GB NTFS partition ...
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Toshiba 32GB USB not working

After I tried to format it using gparted, I got the error. Unable to detect file system! Possible reasons are: - The file system is damaged - The file system is unknown to GParted - There is no file ...
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How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 off an External Drive

I made an external drive that can dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16, along with being able to boot live ISOs. This will be attempted using both graphic interfaces and command lines. Objectives: ...
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SSH - Reallocate Disk Space

I understand that this is a question that is asked quite often, but unfortunately most answers involve using a LiveCD which in this case isn't possible. I'm currently using a dedicated server running ...
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Is using exFat (linux driver) for writing backups safe? [closed]

Using an exFat partition gives me the advantage to be able to read and write on Windows and Mac natively. While Windows and Mac are using the original driver from Microsoft (Apple bought a license), ...
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reserved bios boot area [closed]

I have a lenovo T410i, an old laptop that I use for university. I'm trying to install Ubuntu Mate. It will be my only OS on the machine. During the partition set up I get the error: The partition ...
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Problem after cloning disk

I cloned my hdd with 14.04 on it to an ssd (to use the ssd as new sytem disk). During cloning, the ssd was mounted as /dev/sdb1 at the point /media/backup . Once cloned, I replaced the hdd by the ssd. ...
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Help with increasing partition size

First off, I'm still new to linux so I apologize ahead of time for my ignorance. So as the title indicates I need help with resizing a partition. To be specific, I need to add more space to the sda2 ...
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Do I need to format my data partition to ntfs?

Do I need to format my data partition to ntfs so I can copy back and forth from my home server to my windows machine without loosing formatting of docs, pics, etc?
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error: no such partition Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>

I had Windows 10 on my system. I thought to try Ubuntu. On the live mode everything was okay with my partition. I started installation and after it completed I lost all partitions. Then on this forum ...
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Ubuntu on a flash drive lost EFI partition

Long story short: My ubuntu install on a flash drive is missing a uefi partition after a bad crash, causing it to be non-bootable. Trying to boot-repair returns a GPT detected. I really want to avoid ...
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Can I create a hidden encrypted operating system?

I was planning to use TrueCrypt to create a hidden encrypted OS. Unfortunately, after I installed Ubuntu 14.02 and installed Truecrypt 7.1a, I realised that Ubuntu doesn't support the encryption of a ...
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What is a temporary folder, how and where to create this?

I type in terminal: ./netbeans-8.1-linux.sh ..and then: Output: There is not enough free disk space to extract installation data 208 MB of free disk space is required in a temporary folder. Clean up ...
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Dual boot encryption

I want to encrypt my dual boot system. New installation (not installed now) of ubuntu with standard encryption and current windows system with veracrypt. My problem is that i can only create 4 primary ...
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Is it beneficial in any way to have two swap partitions on the same extended partition with the same priority?

I read somewhere that I can speed up the swap process if I make more than one swap partition with the same priority on different drives. I was wondering if splitting the swap partition I have on my ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 dual-boot installed after installing Windows 7

Previous issues: My laptop has had a rough year. It is an Asus F555L and originally had windows 8.1 in it. Two months ago it had the infamous 100% disk usage issue which I could not solve after a ...
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Ubuntu can not access other ubuntu hdd which is external

I had 14.04 ubuntu and my laptop crashed. I need to save data from there. So i created a ubuntu 14.04 live usb and put in into my desktop and boot from it. I can see my hdd now (i connected via usb ...
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Increase Root Partition Size

I want to increase size of my root partition dev/sda1 but I'm not able to do so either with GParted or with Terminal. On Terminal It gives the following error: The filesystem is already 4718592 ...
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Unable to add raid drives to Asus z97 machine

I have a Asus z97-a Motherboard and I just installed 2 HGST 4 Terabyte drives. Awesome right? Except that I cant seem to get the on board ASUS Raid to work? "Control I" will get me into the Bios and ...
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Cannot use a disk drive partition

I am using 500GB hard disk with 465.76GB available. I have installed Ubuntu in 61 GB partition. I have left 402GB for other use. Now I am unable to use that partition memory. During the startup. It ...
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Libparted complaining about GPT signatures on disk

This warning comes up while using the Ubuntu studio "Live" from an USB stick, in a PC where the program is installed but the GRUB doesn't work. What does this mean and how can I fix this issue?
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Grub menu installed on the wrong drive

So I was setting up my Linux along side windows 10 which I had installed on an external hard drive and everything worked great; I had windows 7 on my internal hard drive, and a duel boot win10/Linux ...
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Recover my linux partition

I deleted both Linux and Windows partitions from my hard drive. Can I restore (recover) the linux partition?
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Partitions table erased while installation(400GB data loss)

Just installed the Ubuntu from USB and previously I had window 10. All of my partition are now erased and almost 400gb data I can't find.
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Why Disk /dev/xvdb doesn't contain a valid partition table

xvdb is the EBS volume generated for an aws instance (14.04). The df shows it is mounted under /ebs ubuntu@ip-172-30-0-150:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 ...
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Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 over an Antergos install, missing /home

I had an Antergos install utilizing a second hdd as my /home folder and now decided to switch to Ubuntu Mate. Installed Ubuntu 16.04 (Mate version 1.12.1), and during setup, choose to replace the /, ...
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How do I preseed encrypting just the root partition?

I have 3 partitions: EFI (/boot/efi), boot (/boot) and root (/). I want to encrypt just /. I can do this manually via the installer, but I want to preseed it. How do I define it? My (non-encrypted) ...
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Accidentally deleted ubuntu 14.04

To fix after accidentally deleting Ubuntu 14.04 in dual OS PC, I have followed the community forum on this site "http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/answer/Help-I-deleted-a-Linux-boot-partition". ...
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Recover windows files [closed]

I was trying to dual boot windows and Yosemite OS X and accidentally formatted the windows partition instead. I started to follow this guide ( ...
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Help removing grub from dual booted Surface Pro

I had ubuntu installed on my Surface Pro 1 on a 32gb micro sd card. I ended up not using ubuntu too much on this machine, as i do all my power user processes on my desktop running ubuntu, and windows ...
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How to restore unmounted ubuntu and windows partitions?

After a botched Ubuntu install (shut down during installation), my windows and ubuntu partitions are unmounted. From a live session in GParted I see that both partitions are clumped together in an ...
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How should I do to resize a partition taking free space from ntfs partition?

I've the following partition scheme (I know this may cause vomit, nausea, etc. but we can discuss this in another question) I must increase the size of the "/" partition (highlighted in the picture ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a second internal drive in an “independent way” (no boot option)

I have a 120 Gb SSD drive (/dev/sda) where Win7 is installed and a second internal drive (/dev/sdb) that I use for data storage. Both of them have GPT partition tables. Now, I want to install Ubuntu ...
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Lubuntu 16.04LTS can't install because of unencrypted swap

I have now been struggling for days trying to install Lubuntu 16.04LTS. I have a 1.5TB drive and a 2TB drive. The 2TB drive fails consistently saying it cannot close the drive. Perhaps there is ...