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

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Windows 7 to Ubuntu - erased data [duplicate]

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How do I align my partition table properly?

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Size of partitions during Ubuntu install [duplicate]

I think it would be very helpful to users, if they could know beforehand exactly how much disk space they should allocate while opting for advanced partition method during an Ubuntu installation. ...
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How big should I make my swap partition?

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Ubuntu installation partitioning: Logical or primary?

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How can I check if a particular partition ext4 is journaled?

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How to migrate an encrypted LVM install to a new disk

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What is the easiest way to merge / and /home?

I have a separate / and /home partition. Both have the same filesystem (ext4.) How can I merge them? (What is the easiest way to merge them?)
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2 Hard Drives.One Partition

I have two hard drives (One 500 GB and the other 750 GB). I would like to create a single partition which will include these 2 hard drives. I guess it works only with identical hard drives, correct ...
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How to create partitions in Ubuntu while installing?

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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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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting partition - what folders are deleted?

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Unallocated space, how to resize /home partition?

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Split a partition with GParted

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How to fix MBR partition prior to Ubuntu Installation? A partition overlaps GPT backup sectors

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Proper alignment of partitions on an Advanced Format HDD using Parted

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Is having the 'swap' partition at the 'beginning' better than at the 'end'?

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 onto a RAID0(stripe) device using the alternate installation disc and manually partitioned the HDs ext4 and swap partitions; during this process, I was reading in a ...
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How can I expand a partition into non adjacent free space using GParted?

My dual-boot machine has partitions as follows: sda1 50 GB NTFS sda2 15 GB unallocated sda3 20 GB ext3 sda4 20 GB ext4 I would like to allocate the unused space on sda2 to my Ubuntu partition on ...
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Choose another partition for /home directory during installation of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

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Appropriate size for / root partition

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What is the best way to partition, and what is the best file-system for a new Hard Disk? [duplicate]

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How to shrink Ubuntu LVM logical and physical volumes?

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Why won't my setup see the partitions on my hard drive?

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Access NTFS partitions without providing root password?

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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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Why cannot install Lubuntu 12.10 on an extended partition?

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Resize/Create a New Partition in GParted

So I've been having some trouble recently with Ubuntu and decided it was time to switch to windows. But I have no ntfs partitions on my hard disk and GParted will not let me resize my one large ...
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post installation /home partition

i installed ubuntu 1st with the default partitions and now i want to migrate to a swap boot home ... partition layout.is it possible to change that after the installation ? Best regards, Georg
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How do I add more swap easily so that I can hibernate my laptop?

I installed Natty on my laptop with default options. I guess it created a swap partition equal to the size of my RAM. Every time I try to hibernate I get the "not enough swap" message, which is ...
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Recover data from formatted LVM (Luks, Ext3) after Ubuntu installed over 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

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Why is my storage partition xxGB, when Disk Utility, and Gparted say otherwise?

I created an ext4 partition to back-up my files to, and partitioned it for 102GB in Gparted using a live USB. After I booted into Ubuntu, I opened Disk Utility, and it said that the partition was ...
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how to allocate the unallocated space of windows partition

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What's in this 524MB drive?

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Partitions created after installation is readonly

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Keeping the same /home partition after a clean install

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12.04 Installer is not recognizing current OS

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How can I succesfully merge the two partitions shown using GParted?

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What is the need for /boot and /tmp partitions in ubuntu

What is the reason of /boot and /tmp partitions in Ubuntu ?
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recover accidently deleted partition [duplicate]

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How to resize boot partition

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How to make my newly created secondary partition accessible?

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How to create more partitions?

I currently have only one partition but want to create some more partitions. How can I partition my drive using Ubuntu? And is data formatted from documents when we upgrade Ubuntu to new release?
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How to format/partition SD card?

How can I format or partition SD card in Kubuntu? Is there an application with GUI for this?
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How do I share a folder on a NTFS partition over the network?

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How to increase the space in ubuntu installed under windows7?

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