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

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Dual Boot Parition Amount Reduction

I have a 111GB unallocated partition from setup of a win10/Ubuntu dual boot. How do I reallocate that unused 111gb back to the C drive? I tried using the Windows Disk Format thing to no avail.
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How much memory asign to the partitions on the instalation?

SORRY MY POOR ENGLISH. Hi, I'm a really noob at ubuntu, I want to install ubuntu in my laptop (500gb , 4gb ram) I alredy have win 7 and I want to keep it with 100gb. here some questions: 1) I'm ...
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Installation ubuntu 14.10 too much partition primary

I was downloaded the Ubuntu 15.04 iso from the oficial site. I was mounted this iso in Windows 8 and I was run wubi. This askme for a size and accept whit 18 GB. Then wubi was downloaded the Ubuntu ...
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GRUB version 2.02 doesn't show Windows boot manager after dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04

I had windows 8 , I dual booted windows with ubuntu 14.04 after a while. Now ubuntu is in partition 1 sda1 and you type this command in Terminal sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition ...
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Gparted unable to resize partition

I am trying to resize my 2.73 TiB partition but I am unable to do so. From what I've found, I will be unable to resize a partition that is in use so I have to boot from CD/USB. There is the main ...
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Windows Manager always overrides Ubuntu

So I Installed Windows 8.1 first and then Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. Things were dandy until yesterday when I tried to boot ubuntu and it automatically went to windows. Tried to go through the bios ...
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How to install Windows alongside preinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI

this is my first time on askubuntu.com, which is just great :) I have to install Windows 8.1 or 10 on my new Dell Inspirion 3543 laptop, which came with preinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI. I've read ...
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List disk partitions

I have installed Ubuntu in a Virtual Hard Disk on Windows (5G). So the problem I have is, the command fdisk -l shows me only the partition table of the Virtual Hard Disk as below: `Device Boot ...
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With fstab, how do I automatically mount an NTFS partition with full permissions for every user?

With the fstab file, how can I mount my /dev/sda3 NTFS partition at boot with full access by any user?
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How to Recover Permanently Deleted File from NTFS Partition?

Due to any reason my Seagate freeagent GO 500 GB hard disk drive failed and completed out of my reach. Having attempted numerous things in the course of recent day and attempting it on various ...
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Ubuntu root partition is filling up so fast

Just a few days ago my Ubuntu server root partition has started filling up so fast. The server is the mail server and runs the DNS for the domain. I have deleted all the big files especially in the ...
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Increasing the size of windows 8 partition [duplicate]

I have HP-envy laptop that came pre-installed with windows 8. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side. At that time I had no intention of using windows at all. So I just kept it to 43 GB. Now simply ...
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Unable to access “windows” [duplicate]

today just when i started installing a new copy of windows 10 on my laptop i realised that i haven't retrieved the windows product key from the hard disk. because of my stupidity i quikly took of the ...
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how do i add a hard drive to my main partition?

I am going to make a small upgrade to my computer, one of my new components is a hard drive. I would like to know how to add this hard drive to my main partition so that when my original hard drive ...
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I'm trying to mount a windows partition but it can't because it's hibernating [duplicate]

So I can't boot into windows, and something's wrong with it so i'm trying to fix it in ubuntu, but i can't do anything with the windows partition because it's unmounted, i can't mount it again either ...
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Installer hangs when selecting full disk encryption

I'm doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04. On the "Installation type" screen, I select "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" and then check "Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security", which causes ...
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Will Partitioning My SSD For Dual Boot Cause A Performance Drop? Tips?

I have a nice laptop (i5, 8gb, 256gbssd) and I want to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Some people and some forms explained that you shouldn't partition an SSD, or the performance will decrease. ...
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Share programs and settings between 12.04 and 14.04

I have 12.04 installed with separate /, /boot and /home partitions. I am looking to install 14.04 without doing the upgrade. I want to keep my settings, software and data so if anything doesn't ...
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How to resize & create exfat partitions on SDCARD

I have an external 64Gb SDCard which I formate to exfat (default) in my smartphone, but I want to reformat it to create 4 x 16Gb exfat partitions using my PC. Gparted and KDE Partition Manager do not ...
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Cant access Windows 7 after dual-booting with Ubuntu

I'm very new to Linux. Recently I tried to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with Windows 7. I burned the Ubuntu ISO to a DVD and booted my PC from there. Prior to this, I shrunk my Windows C: Partition ...
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Recover Data after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on my PC with Windows 7. I had my hard drive with two partitions (C and D), where C was the one with Windows and D with my Files. When I was installing Ubuntu, it asked me ...
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Unable to create bootable drive?

So im not sure if im doing something wrong or if this has to be done in linux itself, but ive been trying for hours with windows to make a bootable usb drive so i can install my other linux OS for my ...
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How do I make space to resize the root (/) partition? No free space on root, cant uninstall software nor update [duplicate]

The main question is how to make space in root (/). After this I want to resize the root partition, this topic can be found on: How to resize partitions? or elsewhere. I'm a little bit confused. No ...
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error mounting external harddrive

I have a partitioned external harddrive, have been able to open it before after checking on here. Now it cannot and just shows Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/anna/Untitled: Command-line ...
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Boot repair ubuntu

So I had lots and lots of troubles installing ubuntu, and now it won't boot from windows 7 nor from ubuntu. Even though I partitioned my C:/ drive and put ubuntu on a seperate partition, keeping ...
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Partitioning after removing Windows from dual boot

I had been dual booting windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 for a while and I have now removed windows 7 and am left with Ubuntu on a single partition recognized by the machine as Partition 3. This is the ...
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Choosing ubuntu version for 10 year old pc [duplicate]

I am going to install Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (Lucid Lynx) on my 10 year old pc. So should I have to install by Desktop CD or Server install CD? And what happens to my partitions while installing ubantu in ...
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Creating Windows Partition and Dual Boot from Stand Alone Ubuntu 14.04

Ok after a few days of searching with no luck, not even help from the volunteers at boot-repair techs. I've decided to post on here and youtube. Here's my situation: Acer Aspire V5-122P 1.0 Ghz AMD A4 ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive with data on it

So I've got 2 hard drives, a 128GB SSD, on which Windows 7 is installed, and a standard 1TB hard drive. Now I want to install Ubuntu. The SSD has only got about 4GB of space left, and I don't really ...
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having trouble installing ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 7 (64 bit)

I'm currently trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 7 (64 bit) but when I followed through the wizard it didn't give me the option to install alongside windows. I then went back into ...
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unable to mount ntfs partition created inside widows 10 [duplicate]

If i try to open any of partition, I get error message in a box. Error mounting /dev/sda8 at /media/viratraaz/Documents: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Possible to backup contents of boot partition, format it and copy contents back to it?

I am trying to install Windows 8 on an iMac (mid 2010 model). The iMac already has Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it which I intend to keep. So basically I would like to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. ...
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Which Ubuntu version [closed]

I wonder which Ubuntu release version I should use. My machine have to contain/run a hostapd wifi AP, an OpenVPN connexion, and LUKS encryption. That's all. I detail it if ever it can make sense in ...
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Windows7 nor ubuntu loading after successful install of ubuntu

So.. I have had a lot and lot of problems installing ubuntu and it seems its not over yet.. First of all I had problems that it didnt detect my operating system. Which it did in the end. Then it ...
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Partitioning error while installing Ubuntu 15.04

I am new to Linux, and while attempting to install a dual boot of windows 7 I have ran into an issue. While doing custom partitions the revert button was hit. It appears that I lost my windows ...
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Make Dropbox store and sync only on SD card?

How would I set this up in reality? I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 lxde on a Chromebook with allocated 10gb on the drive(1gb left at the moment). I wish to be able to edit some LaTeX reports on my ...
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Partition Recovery Testdisk Help

Having trouble using Testdisk to recover a partition. Any help will be greatly appreciated! goal >>let me know if this is possible << recover a partition that has become free space and ...
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Problem mounting hfsplus on ubuntu

I'm trying to mount hfsplus formatted disk on ubuntu but so far without success. The disk could be read without problem but could not write. I've tried the command "sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw ...
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Ubuntu for Arm on AOC All in One Android Monitor

I would like to install Ubuntu for Arm on an AOC A2272PW4T, a 22" All in One mointor that can act as a display as well as a giant 22" android tablet. I had a slight issue where I got locked out of ...
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How to move /media to another disk device?

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 on a PC with one registered (admin) user called "john". When I run df, the results are: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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Dual Booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro [duplicate]

as a preface - my only experience with Ubuntu is playing around on VM's, so I apologize in advance for any naivety. I've just updated my Yoga 2 Pro from Windows 8.1 to 10, and am trying to install ...
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Manually partitioning 15.04 Server for RAID 0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server (15.04) on a 2012 Mac mini with two 240GB SSDs. I recognize that Macs can be tricky with EFI v. BIOS, but that's another issue. I'd like to install Ubuntu Server on ...
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error fsyncing/closing/dev/sda: input/output error - hdd not detected in BIOS after this error

So here's what happened: I created a ubuntu gnome bootable usb using unetbootin and selected to replace my windows and install a fresh copy of ubuntu. But as soon as ubuntu finished cleaning up ...
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Shrink a Virtualbox Image Size

I have Ubuntu-12.04 image on windows 7 host, I want to shrink the image size from 30 GB to 10 GB, It is dynamically allocated storage. I see many questions and related topics, But I don't understand ...
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Installing Ubuntu in external hard-drive [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 15 on external drive for dual booting with win 7. My computer can only read the first partition of an external drive so am thinking first partition should be one that both ...
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GParted Resize/Move Options

What does "Free space preceding" and "Free space following" mean? I checked GParted manual but could not find an answer.
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Mac OS X and Ubuntu Dual Boot without USB or disc?

I am currently following this guide here: http://www.howtogeek.com/187410/how-to-install-and-dual-boot-linux-on-a-mac/ I ahve downloaded rEFInd and I'm at the step where it wants me to insert a USB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 USB installation drive not recognized during boot(Dell Latitude D630)

Ubuntu 14.04 USB flash drive isn't recognized during boot. I have had a bunch of hardware failures this week and I am down to a hybrid image laptop harddrive with mint 12 installed on it to boot as ...
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GRUB is not letting me switch to Windows 8. Dual boot process. Ubuntu 15.04

So today I just tried to do a Dual Boot with my Windows 8 desktop computer. I followed these instructions At the start, I made a 200Gb partition from my 1TB hard drive. I booted Ubuntu 15.04 by ...
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How to partition hard drive for ubuntu?

All the help/tutorials out there tell me that I should get an option to partition the hard drive for me. This didn't happen and so I'm using the 'try ubuntu without installing' option and using ...