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

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I don't understand the behavior of e2fsck

I've got a USB drive that's 1TB in size and has a bunch of media files on it. It originally had an NTFS partition, but I'm moving to Ubuntu Server 14 so I wanted to convert it to an ext4 drive. I use ...
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Recover unbootable Ubuntu, boot-partition gone?

I was unable to boot Ubuntu after setting my BIOS to default. I tried Boot-repair and tried a "recommended repair". After a while it asks me to insert the following in Terminal: sudo chroot ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit on Crucial MX100 512GB SSD [duplicate]

Good evening all, I trust you are well. This is my first time on AskUbuntu, the first time I ask something. Nice to meet you all. I have some questions and I hope you can help me find the answers. ...
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Why the swap partition? [duplicate]

I always encrypt my Ubuntu installations. Currently I have /boot installed on a flash drive and two encrypted partitions: / and swap. In order to log in I have to enter pass phrases for both / and ...
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Creating partition to mount at existing location, moving existing data to new partition

Forever, my ubuntu-studio laptop has been a single-user system, and I've had everything on the computer lumped into one partition. Recently, I've been toying with the idea of adopting a new partition ...
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Error mounting ntfs drive in my ubuntu [duplicate]

I've installed version 4.14 alongside Windows 8. But for some time that I can not open my hard drives. I have this error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/nima/96CE6998CE697203: Command-line ...
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I don't understand this problem when I try to mount my NTFS data partition in Ubuntu 14.04, please help me mount it [duplicate]

I am a new user to Ubuntu Linux. My data which I saved using Windows in a separate data partition which is in the NTFS file system, is not mounting properly in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. The error message ...
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Lost windows8 Partitions after attempting Ubuntu installation

I have a windows 8 machine on which tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 - While installing it did not detect Windows OS and asked me if I can erase the disk and install fresh Ubuntu...Rejected it and ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted off of dual boot alongside windows, can no longer login

Okay so one of my friends went ahead and deleted the Ubuntu partition in her dual boot (it booted alongside windows). Now she can't log in. She didn't send me any screen shots or anything so I have no ...
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How to mount just one directory from a NTFS partition using command line?

After I perform a full system upgrade and install all the drivers, I usually remove Gvfs and all its dependencies and also Gigolo and any other piece of software used in Ubuntu to automatically mount ...
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Problem with installation

I'm trying to install the version 14.04. In the type of installation step there is a message at the top of the screen that says I have no OS installed, but I have W7!!! Then, I choose the last option ...
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Dual boot pc boots directly to ubuntu instead of showing grub menu

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop (which came with freedos), I later tried to dual boot the pc with ubuntu 14.04 (with legacy mode). I didn't get an option to install alongside windows 8 so I ...
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Recover deleted Windows Partitions after formatting it as ext4 for Ubuntu installation [closed]

I just did a mistake by reformatting the whole Hard-Drive as Ext4 when trying to install Ubuntu on the PC along with my Windows 8. However, in the Ubuntu installation process, I reformatted the whole ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro 7.1, unexpected shutdown happens

I'm trying to setup a webserver on an old MacBook Pro to be able to securely, and remotely, manage our home network stuff. The end goal is to be running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, running an apache2 ...
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Partition not showing as device in Nautilus

I have mounted a partition as ext4 and define in /etc/fstab. UUID=4xxxxxx-xxxxx /wdd ext4 defaults 0 2 I can see the mount point as /wdd running df -k. But it is not showing up as device under ...
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Problem while installing ubuntu with dual boot windows 7. GPT Partition error

Problem - I can't install ubuntu linux or any other Linux on asus G75VW laptop with dual boot with windows 7 on my windows system drive even it has 250 GB Raw Free space. I have provided images to ...
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Boot Partition Full

When I run Software Updater, it says that I don't have enough free disk space. I need 29.3 Mb of free disk space on '/boot'. I've tried the solution at How do I free up more space in /boot?. It ...
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Ubuntu 14 / Win 8.1 Install Problem

I'm trying to return to Ubuntu on a new(er) computer after I had to switch to Mint on my old machine due to performance issues. The new machine is an HP pavillion G4 w/ 4gp memory and a 500GB HD. I ...
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How to know which partition is Ubuntu installed on?

I want to uninstall ubuntu, so i need to delete its partition. I saw that many people asked this before. For example: here. I followed the instructions there and here's a screenshot of the terminal ...
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Gparted says I have no space on partition, Ubuntu says I do. Need to split partition in two [duplicate]

My main partition appears full in Gparted despite having only 3.9% used. I need to split this partition in half to dual boot with another OS and I am at a loss as to what the problem is, what I could ...
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Installing 14.04.1-first time user. What is Install Type window for-to format and select partition, or to create swap area?

While installing at install type window I entered ext4 and / or root as mount point. I also checked format drive. After clicking install now I get a message that I have no swap partition. Should I ...
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Multiple users, single laptop, private and shared files

I am setting up a Linux laptop for multiple users, Emily and myself, with the following requirements and constraints: Emily and I each have our own files that we need to keep private from one ...
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Ubuntu says partition corrupted, windows says it's not

I'm attempting to dual boot my windows 7 HP laptop with Ubuntu, and I'm having partition issues. Here's the basic synopsis: HP decided that it had to use all 4 partitions apparently, so I have ...
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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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Unable to access windows (error mounting/dev/sda4/media/ubuntu/windows) [duplicate]

Hey guys so the other day my laptop updated to 8.1. After install it required a restart, i clicked yes and now its been stuck in an infinite preparing start up repair. So i installed ubuntu to USB ...
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Formatting and Partitioning SSD Help?

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my netbook and was going through the things to do to optimize my SSD (https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd) Steps 5 and 6 tell me to partition ...
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Samba share file size error with Windows 8.1

I'm setting up a sort of NAS using a beaglebone black with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I want to share the storage on an external USB drive and the internal memory via samba. I think I've configured ...
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Ubuntu install on SSD drive

Today I installed a new 500gb ssd drive and tried to install ver 14.04 from dvd. After rebooting it started to load in whatever software it needed then asked me about internet access. I was ...
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Accidentally i deleted my partition while installing ubuntu [closed]

I have a serious problem..please help me..i have searched everwhere i couldnt find my solution. i bought laptop which is having ubuntu builtin..I installed windows 8.1 and i am using it fine.i was ...
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Installing windows on a separate hard drive after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu installed on one hard drive, and Windows on another. The Windows one has a problem with it so I would like to format that hard drive and reinstall Windows. How can I reinstall ...
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error mounting partitions in ubuntu 14.04lts [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda6 at /media/tonysn/New Volume: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda6" "/media/tonysn/New Volume"' ...
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Retrieve data from a FreeSpace volume [previously ext4 volume]

Morning, Afternoon, Evening, any thing you wish. I'm using an HP-ProBook 4540S 750 Gb HDD 4 Gb of memory Intel Core i3-3110M CPU 2.40GHz x 4 I'm a software developper,so I use to install 2 Ubuntu ...
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Where is my partitioned space?

I'm very new to Linux. Trying to learn, but curve is kinda steep. So, I loaded Ubuntu 14.04 onto my 16GB Chromebook (HP 14) using the method outlined here ...
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How do I remove an entry from Windows Boot Manager through Lubuntu

So I have a laptop that I got through work: it had one half of the HDD partitioned to their own version of Windows Enterprise (so no cmd unless you have admin rights) and the other half partitioned to ...
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resize partion ubuntu 14.04

I have a dual booting laptop with Win7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 14.04 I need to resize the Ubuntu partition, but I prefer not to re install the whole thing. Is it possible? How?
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Resize extended partion without live CD or USB

My Gparted picture: http://i.stack.imgur.com/s6X7V.png My problem is similar to the problem described here: GParted wont resize extended partitions with the small difference that I'm not able to run ...
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Safe way to setup Ubuntu14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 with a SSD

I just bought a new notebook, (ASUS UX301) and was wondering the best (or safest) way to get Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1. I know this question is subjective, but I am mostly concerned ...
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Ubuntu partitioning and dual boot install on Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

I just purchased a Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, which has secure boot and uefi. I have minimized the Windows 8 partition to 100 GB. What I need to know is: 1) Should I move the free space to the end of the ...
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is it possible to modify the partition size occupied by the system while the system is running?

I have Ubuntu 13.1 and I want to migrate to 14.4. My partition was badly designed because the space is not sufficient to upgrade to 14.4. I've tried to remove temp file and previous system but it is ...
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Partition seen as full but is in fact empty

I've been dual-booting win7-ubuntu. Now I've deleted windows and I want my ubuntu partition to allocate more space. Since the ubuntu partition was on the left side I deleted the windows partition and ...
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About transferring ubuntu bootsector

How can I transfer ubuntu BOOTSECTOR into windows loader partition? I went to this link [http://pw999.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/windows-7-linux-dualboot-using-bcd-instead-of-grub/][1] But was not ...
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No option to install alongside windows/ after choosing something else shows all the hdds in blank 100% free space

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition alongside windows. When using the installer that option is never there only "format and install Ubuntu". Created an unallocated partition and the ...
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I made some mistakes while partitioning

Evening, when I was partitioning my HDD I made some mistakes appearently, I thought I could solve them later, but it's becoming quite difficult, I have 4 partitions and something called 'useless ...
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How do I copy over a partition ignoring errors?

I had a disk with a lot of surface errors that I used until a couple days ago when I got my new ssd. I want to know how I could completely copy over my home partition but ignore all errors while doing ...
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Extended Ubuntu partition taking more than it should [closed]

Consider the following picture, As I understand from my research, partition 0 is an extended partition which doesn't exist physically, but it's only a partition that includes more logical ...
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Partioning a dual SSD & HDD latop, complete guide

I have bought a nice Asus Zeenbok, one with a 30GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. Can anybody help me with a complete guide to partitioning the two? I can figure and judge the sizes myself, and I have tried ...
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Partition table on external HD gone

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04. I have a 2Tb external Western Digital HD that stopped working overnight, and I'm worried I might not be able to recover files from it anymore. It has three partitions, all ...
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What is the best strategy to clone and dual boot an existing OS?

So my setup is looking something like this: I'm using Grub2 I have 4 logical partitions (1 of which is an extended partition) (Logical Partitions): /dev/sda1 (fat32) /dev/sda2 (fat32) /dev/sda3 ...
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partition size for Linux [on hold]

I have got 1 TB of HDD and 4 GB of RAM and I want to install Linux alongside Windows. What is the best partition size to make for linux.
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Trouble installing Ubuntu Studio on separate internal hard drive

I am wanting to install Ubuntu Studio onto a separate internal hard drive than what my windows 7 is installed on, the part I'm having trouble with is the fact that this drive is not empty, so I'd only ...