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

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Do we still need swap partitions on desktop?

I have read this question, but it was asked in the context of servers not desktops or notebooks. If a good amount of RAM is installed on a notebook, say 8 GB, do we still need a swap space?
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How to find out which partition is Ubuntu installed on?

# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 ...
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How to partition my hard drive for Ubuntu use?

Till now I was windows user. From now on I want to use only Linux. I have 500Gb HDD. How do I partition it properly? I read that there is no right or wrong way, but still, I am confused. I did ...
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How to delete a second swap partition safely?

First of all I've tried to install Ubuntu , but something went wrong and the installation was interrupted. Then I tried to install again , and it was installed successfully. And there was another ...
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Reorganize partitions with HDD and SSD

In my notebook I have a 16GB SSD and 1TB HDD. I have installed W7 an the HDD ~250GB. Then I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. The / I put on the SSD with ~12GB and also the SWAP with the rest of ~4GB. The ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a GPT HDD

I have changed my system to boot from UEFI instead of BIOS and have installed Windows 7 on my internal SSD which has GPT partition type. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my external HDD. My ...
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How can I move Steam's download folder?

By default, Steam downloads games to the home directory. On my laptop, my home partition's size is only 15GB; therefore, I'd like Steam to download its games to my Data partition instead, which is ...
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How do I hide a specific volume from the desktop, but keep all others?

I find the icons that show up when I plug a flash drive useful, as much as SD cards and devices. However, the icon to my Windows partition is useless. How can I hide it?
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How to extend ext4 with gparted?

I am having short in disk space in my ubuntu /dev/sda6 and i have 11.08 GB of free space unallocated in the sense.I have followed different article about the repartition but they are not working here ...
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GParted and Ubuntu installer does not recognize Windows partition, but Ubuntu does

So, I'm trying to set up a dual-boot of Windows 7 Ult 64-bit with Ubuntu on my computer. The computer has UEFI firmware and originally came with Win 8. It has a 16GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I intend for ...
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Keeping the same /home partition after a clean install

I currently have 2 partitions for my ubuntu installation: A / partition and a /home partition. When Ubuntu 13.04 is released I plan to reinstall ubuntu while keeping the same home partition. Is it ...
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How can I create one logical volume over two disks using LVM?

Hi. I've got a working Ubuntu 12.04 server, which is going to serve as media server. I've added two disks of size 3TB to put my data on, and I wish to combine these as one 6TB logical volume which I ...
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Partitions created after installation is readonly

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. During installation I give only a single partition. After that I created two more partitions using gparted, but the new partitions are totally useless that I cannot create a ...
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Would like to install Ubuntu on secondary hard drive within my computer

Okay, so here's the story. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. I currently have a 2TB drive in my computer where Windows 7 boots from, and a secondary 500GB drive that also has a bootable ...
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Grub cannot boot after resizing windows XP (NTFS) partition. What is to be done? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Repair Grub while dual booting ( win7 / ubuntu 11.10) I had installed Lubuntu on a PC with Windows XP and used dual boot for some time with no problems. Since I ...
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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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How can I create a separate data partition?

The home partition holds all user data and settings. When backing up my home partition it contains a lot of data (the settings) I don't need. So I thought I could create a separate data partition and ...
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GParted wont resize extended partitions

I have dual booted windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have decided that I need more space on my Ubuntu partition. I used gparted on a Live CD to shrink my Windows 7 partition (/dev/sda3) but when i ...
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12.04.2 Failed to install grub-efi to /target/

I have a Lenovo u410 ultrabook. It's sata scheme consists of a 30gb SSD and a 1tb hdd in a raid0 with intel rapid start technology. I removed IRST and disabled the raid0. I want to install ubuntu on ...
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Have I lost my entire Windows drive and all the files?

I previously had Heron 8.04 installed. Today I decided to upgrade. During the partition phase of the install of 10.10 it asked me what portion of the drive I should use. There were a few options: ...
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How do I partition a drive so that the data is separate from the operating system?

I'm planing to install ubuntu 12.10 in a dell inspiron 17 laptop as the unique operating system. I would like to know how to partition the drive in order to have my data separate from the operating ...
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Encrypted Swap Partition for 14.04

How can I produce an encrypted Swap Partition for 14.04 ? All the advices I saw here are for versions <14.04 and do not work for me. I tried a lot but nothing lasted longer than a reboot. Is there ...
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How do I completely remove Ubuntu/Grub and replace it with the Windows 7 bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu successfully by using acpi=off and nolapic. When I booted into the installed operating system, all that the screen showed was several multi colored bars (This must have been my ...
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Can you make a bootable recovery partition for Ubuntu?

Okay, there's tons of questions about recovery partitions, but most, if not all pertain to Windows. My question is, "Can you make a bootable recovery partition FOR Ubuntu?" I'm soon going to put ...
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Recover EXT4 partition

I was trying to resize my EXT4 partition and something went wrong. I lost it. The space in once consumed is now being represented as Unallocated. How do I recover the partition?
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data recovery with testdisk

I'm trying to recover my data after a bad installation. On my laptop I had 2 partitions: Windows and Media. Now I'm trying to recover the content of the Media partition and this is what the amazing ...
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dualboot ubuntu13.10 and win8.1 already have 4 primary partitions

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-150 and I would like to install Ubuntu without erasing my Windows8.1 Installation. The problem is I have four primary partitions on my laptop which are: How do I ...
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My partition table is facing limitations; having problems creating more partitions

I first noticed an issue when trying to install Linux Mint 14 as a third OS alongside Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 - I was unable to create another partition to install Mint to. Poking around, I ...
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How can I resize my partition?

There are a few other questions here with a similar title, I followed the steps in each one but I'm still unable to resize my Ubuntu 11.04 partition using Gparted. When I right click on sda1, and ...
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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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Partitions not showing while installing (K)ubuntu 14.04

Im trying to install Kubuntu 14.04 along-side Windows 7 x64 but there are problems in Disk Setup section, installer does not show my drives properly as they are, i left drive empty to install Kubuntu ...
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Why can't I Resize/Move in GParted?

I have a 12.04 LTS system running on my PC with a 320 GB hard drive. Unfortunately, I need to use Windows 7 in my lab. I tried doing this using a virtual machine (VirtualBox and VMware) but it was ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu after removing Windows

so I've got a system that originally had Windows 8.1 on a regular HDD. I added an SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. After getting everything setup (this is my new media server), I decided to just ...
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Whole disk unallocated? Gparted error or partition overlapping?

Story: Yesterday I wanted to make my Ubuntu partition bigger so I ran Windows (Dual boot) and decreased size of my D drive size. It wanted me to reboot computer, when it was starting up it done ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 WITHOUT Recovery Disk/USB - HELP NEEDED URGENTLY! [duplicate]

I am dual booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu and I want to safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8. 2 Questions 1) How do I safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8 without a recovery disk/USB?: Can I not ...
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How to partition my drive?

OK I have installed Ubuntu 13.10. I have my files on a hard drive. Now I want to put them back on my computer but I am nervous. I have already erased the drive. (I thought it would just replace ...
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Empty Disk when trying to install dual-boot system

I recently purchased an SSD to speed up my computer experience. Before, I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot system. The plan was to install Windows 8 on the SSD and then set aside ~30GB for the ...
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Windows 7 to Ubuntu - erased data [duplicate]

I am quite new with Ubuntu and I am not that good with computers at all. I had Windows 7, however due to some problems I didn't like that operational system because of that I decided to install ...
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error: no such partition. grub rescue> [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> please help me. I don't know how it has happened. I was recovering some data with Photorec (not sure if it's ...
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Windows 7 entry missing from grub after 12.04 installation

I've read several answers to related questions here, but have not found one that matches my situation. I assisted a colleague to reinstall Windows 7 from a recovery partition. We then booted into ...
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Ubuntu alongside Windows not available, how to install it?

I am trying to install ubuntu alongside but the option is not available and I have no knowledge to shrink partitions / mess us with dual boot etc. i read somewhere "I think that you already have 4 ...
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How can I see the partitions?

How can I see each partition in Ubuntu 11.10, similar to how they're displayed in Microsoft Windows? Information should be displayed for memory allocation. (Translated from German with the help of ...
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What is LVM and what is it used for?

As a Linux/Ubuntu newbie, what is LVM and what is it used for? In terms of a web server installation, what benefits does it provide? Would you recommend using it?
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How do I align my partition table properly?

I am in the process of building my first RAID5 array. I've used mdadm to create the following set up: root@bondigas:~# mdadm --detail /dev/md1 /dev/md1: Version : 00.90 Creation Time : Wed ...
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Adding Disks With LVM

I'm sure this has been answered somewhere on here before (I even found kinda a guide here, but seemed to be a bit spotty and incomplete) but I was wondering if someone could assist me or at least ...
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Ubuntu installation partitioning: Logical or primary?

I am in the process of reinstalling Ubuntu. When I got to this step: I was prompted to choose a logical or a primary partition. I've never seen this dialog box before -- before it just told me to ...
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Remove /boot partition

Sometimes I wanted to do smart partitions, by doing separate /boot partition, but I only give little space. Now I am having problems with lack of space on that partition. How to remove /boot ...
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Why is there 4.86(maybe 15.1) GB of USED-space on a newly partitioned and formatted 298 GB drive (as ext4 by Gparted)

Well the question says most of it... Gparted reports the used space as 4.86 GB Nautilus reports used space as 15.1 GB...(via Properties of /media/U_0298_data) Why is this space used? and who is ...
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Proper alignment of partitions on an Advanced Format HDD using Parted

First I create a properly aligned partition in a new GPT table using parted by specifying percentages for start and end of the partition: # parted -a optimal /dev/sdb GNU Parted 2.3 Using /dev/sdb ...
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How can I check if a particular partition ext4 is journaled?

I need to know this because of this: Add the data=writeback mounting option if you formatted the disk without journaling. Otherwise add data=ordered which sould be a good compromise between full ...