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 make bigger partition. Gparted

I have Linux Ubuntu intalled on partition, that have about 19 GB. I want to make it bigger, to about 40 GB. I have that space unallocated. In GParted (live cd) I have resize option, but i cant make it ...
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transfer unallocated space from one disk to another

So a while back I installed Ubuntu on my laptop on a separate disk (/dev/sdb) from Windows (/dev/sda) and I want to increase the size of (/dev/sdb) since it's only 32GB. I just defragged my Windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a 128GB thumb drive

This is my first time using the forum and Ubuntu, so I apologize in advance if I do something wrong or don't understand. Recently, I purchased a 128GB thumb drive that I wanted to install Ubuntu ...
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Creating a extended partition

I have dual booted windows 10 and ubuntu 15.04. Now I want to reinstall both OS's. The problem is that I already have 4 partitions(Ubuntu, Ubuntu swap, Windows 10, System reserved). I shrank the ...
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Please advise which partitions I can delete

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 25167871 12582912 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE /dev/sda2 * 25167872 25372671 102400 7 ...
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Swap Partition Causing Lock ups/Freezes

I recently added a swap partition and it functions properly. However, I have noticed that whenever I run programs that use a lot of memory (use most of my ram and 1 gb of my swap), my GUI locks up, my ...
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NO partition on my hard-drive - can't mount

I'm new to Linux and I am having an issue with my Hard-drive. With Windows I have never bothered with partitions on my Hard-drive. I have just put my files directly into it. I am unable to get this ...
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Raid 0 drives are not detected during Ubuntu 15.10 installation on GT72S 6QE dominator pro G

I have GT72S dominator pro G, with 128+128 Gb RAID 0 configured SSDs. I have 1TB mechanical disc as well. Windows 10 on UEFI mode is already installed. Trying to dual boot ubuntu and w10. The problem ...
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Cannot open Windows! in Ubuntu/Windows dual boot

I tried installing Windows/Ubuntu a while back, but I kind of gave up using Windows because I couldn't solve my problem. Right now, I'm just using Ubuntu, but I do see windows section when i do ...
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Hard Drives Mount When Booting Up Ubuntu 15.10

I have a problem where my two additional hard drive will mount up automatically. When I unmount them from my Files access I get this error: Error ejecting /dev/sdb: Command-line `eject "/dev/sdb"' ...
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Question with regards to /boot

Dedicated hardware/laptop Version : 15:10 I did a fresh installation, As mentioned, my question is with regards to /boot [/dev/sda1]. As per GParted, it says /boot partition has only 243MB ...
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Error creating bootable USB using “cat file.iso > /dev/sdb”

At first, I had this USB flash drive with a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS bootable in it. But now, I want to remove/wipe it and create a new bootable of another OS. First, I tried directly: sudo cat file.iso > ...
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recover from 'sgdisk --zap /dev/sda' (destroy GPT structures but leave MBR intact)

I just wanted to converted an old computer to an image using Clonezilla disk-to-image, but it failed because of something about GPT and MBR partition tables. But the disk contained only an install of ...
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How do I add a partition (specifically swap) to my raid0 laptop setup?

EDIT: yes, gparted was the (in hindsight obvious) answer I foolishly didn't create swap space when I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows on my Acer laptop with 2 SSDs preconfigured as raid0. Now I ...
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MBR shows only 0x44 and cannot write anything to disk (MSata)

I cannot load my Windows or Linux installation anymore (Operating System not found error) after some windows updates (without me noticing), rebooting in Linux, and powering off due to battery drain. I ...
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Using a Partition located BEFORE my sda7 partition

I recently set up a dual boot on my laptop, with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. However, I did something remarkably stupid and made the Ubuntu partition only 30GB large. I like to use Ubuntu for my ...
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Ubuntu Recovery - Error: This recovery media only functions on Ubuntu systems

I bought a ThinkPad L450 with FreeDOS. Installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 and things did not seem right - I could not install Firefox from the Software Centre because it kept giving me this error regarding ...
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How to change EFI partition from ext4 to fat32

OK so it was 1 in the morning and I was trying to install the new Kali rolling, and the last time I installed Kali Linux I didn't remember exactly how I did the partitioning. So naturally I made a ...
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Fresh Ubuntu Install Won't Boot

I feel a little dumb for having to ask question to what will probably turn out to be a simple answer, but I have been pulling hairs over this for a few days. I am trying to set up an Ubuntu system for ...
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Install full Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS in a 64Gb USB 3.0 drive with NTFS side partition for windows compatibility

I want to partition a 64Gb USB 3.0 drive to have a full ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS installation in one 48Gb ext2 partition and a common NTFS partition with 16Gb to be accessed by windows and ubuntu without ...
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Installing ubuntu on an external 1TB hard drive. I want 500gb for storage and 500gb for ubuntu

Like the title I want 500GB to go ubuntu and 500GB to go to external storage as in I want to put files from windows to the external hard drive as well. Is this possible? If so how should I approach ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't detect Windows 10 on a Macbook Pro

This is my situation: I've a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 and I've installed only Windows 10 on it (no OSX at all). I want to install Ubuntu in dual-boot so I've created an USB bootable device, but when it ...
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Dual booting Linux with Windows 10

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2. The specs are the following: Intel i7 Processor (2.6 GHz) 225GB SSD, 25GB Hard drive Windows 10 8GB RAM I want to dual boot a good version of Ubuntu. I had the following ...
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What is the best way to extend by Ubuntu partition while decreasing the space of the Windows partition?

Should I do it within Ubuntu, within Windows, or using a bootable stick? What software should I use? And does it go like this?: Shrink Windows partition Extend Ubuntu partition with free space ...
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Unable to boot into windows after installing Ubuntu, two hard drives

I just installed Ubuntu onto a second hard drive of mine. I also chose it as the location for the bootloader. Now when I turn on the computer, it goes straight to Ubuntu, no GRUB no nothing, and I had ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 is not in Boot Manager

I have a problem with Ubuntu 15.10 I have in my computer windows 10. Some days ago i decided to install Ubuntu in partition so i can have both in the same hard drive. The problem is that i cant get ...
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Need to rescue Encrypted Hard disk, ubuntu not booting

I'm having trouble booting my ubuntu 14.04, i have set a administrator password for BIOS which appears at startup. once i enter that the system is supposed to go to the screen that shows the password ...
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Uncompression error - System halted. Boot repair didn-t work

It has been a week trying to repair Ubuntu. It doesn't boot. I started getting "error: environment block too small" or "error. file normal.mod not found" or "error: invalid arch-independent ELF ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu in my partitioned laptop

I have a problem and I'm not sure how to proceed. I want to reinstall Ubuntu because I fucked up so bad that it's the easiest way to go. My laptop is partitioned, half Ubuntu 15, half Windows 10. ...
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I created symlinks between windows and ubuntu (ext4) partitions, and I think it's causing havoc, how do I hunt them down and remove them?

I want to remove all symlinks between my ntfs and ext4 partitions. Is there a simple way to find them, and then remove them? I am using windows 7 and 14.04. I believe I used them to force my dropbox ...
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Installed ubuntu on USB and want to resize the main partition

I installed ubuntu using the default settings on my USB 3 flash drive... but later on I found that it partitioned only 14GB for ubuntu main partition (dev/sdc2)243MB for /boot mountpoint,dev/sdc1 ...
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loop problem while installing Ubuntu 14.04.3 Server onto existing preformatted disk

I'm setting up a toy environment using Ubuntu 14.04.3 Server and I am using an old external hard disk. (Internally, on my MacBook Pro, I have a dual-boot setup with OSX and Ubuntu Desktop.) The ...
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Resized Primary Partition, Filesystem Size Not Updating

I moved and resized by /boot primary partition using gparted. sudo parted /dev/sda print Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 256MB 255MB primary ext2 ...
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What is the difference in using cp and dd when cloning USB sticks?

I found that there are at least two methods to clone a USB stick: (with /dev/sdb as the source while /dev/sdc the target) Cloning with cp: sudo cp /dev/sdb /dev/sdc Cloning with dd: sudo dd ...
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Fix root partition after resize

My only hard drive has 9 partitions. Inside the extended one, Ubuntu used to be in sda8. I decided to delete a data partition and resize Ubuntu to make it bigger. I used a live USB to resize the root ...
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for the first time, my hard drive won't boot windows

This is one of my first posts, so forgive me if I do not off as specific as I want to be. Yesterday, I tired to play my hand with Ubuntu by attempting to have a duel-booted Ubuntu 14.04 LTS/windows ...
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Partitioning before Installation - better in Windows or Ubuntu?

Currently my computer runs on Windows 7. Now I want to install Windows 10, but do a clean installation (no upgrade). After that, I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. I'm wondering about the ...
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Why can't I resize a partition? [duplicate]

I know there are many questions about this, but none of them worked out for me. I need to enlarge /home with the space of the "sin asignar" partition. Everyone says i just got to press ...
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no space left on device error for /boot [duplicate]

I have a 237MB /boot partition which I thought should be enough for normal operation, however, when I do a apt-get upgrade I get the following: $ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for ron: ...
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“The system network services are not compatible with this version” error on Ubuntu 12.04 partitioned through Samsung Chromebook 2

I recently partitioned my Samsung Chromebook 2 for Ubuntu 12.04. For some reason I can't use the internet in the Ubuntu partition because of a "SSL connection error." When I try to enter the Network ...
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Installing U14 Server on external drive wants to use internal drive for swap

I'm installing U14 Server onto an external drive that is connected to my MacBook Pro. I already have OSX running side-by-side U14 Desktop (using rEFInd) and therefore have an existing swap partition ...
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In a system that is formed of 3 disks, Install Ubuntu in one of these disks

I have a HP Z440 workstation with three disks: SSD 128 GB SSD 256 GB 2 TB 7200 RPM SATA I would like to install ubuntu in the SSD 256 GB disk. Booting from the ubuntu USB, and trying ubuntu ...
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Delete partitions table by accident

I delete by accident the partition table.I have dual boot system with Win7,Ubuntu.I manage to recover Ubuntu table with testdisk but not win7.In gparted it show the partition as unnalocated space.How ...
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Ubuntu bootloader not removed after formatting partition

I was facing some issues with ubuntu so decided to uninstall it. I didn't have the CD rom for windows 10 , therefore i just formatted the partition which had ubuntu and installed Linux MINT. After ...
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Can't access Windows 10 after creating manual partitions and installing Ubuntu 15.10 Dual Boot

I know that this question has been asked several times before, but I have not yet discovered a solution that works. If I explain step-by-step what happened, perhaps someone might be able to suggest a ...
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Create ubuntu usb drive from existing installation

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a desktop machine and I need to clone my system to a laptop that currently has windows 10 installed. I've used this process in similar situations but now I want to have a ...
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Constantly running out of disk space when installing updates [duplicate]

I have been having this problem ever since I installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS for the second time on this machine. For some reason I seem to run out of disk space every time I attempt to install an update. ...
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I want to share a partition/single folder between Ubuntu and Windows 10

I have a Dell xps 13 with Windows 10 and I want to dual boot Ubuntu for development and other stuff. I would like to have one shared folder between the two (for example, I write a file in Ubuntu and ...
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Using a mounted partition for document root

I recently decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04, being that the Mean Stack dependencies haven't quite caught up yet I decided to switch back to the good ol' days of using a Lamp Server. So as the Title ...