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

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not able to boot and diagnostic test gives error code 2000-0142

on dell inspiron ubuntu 14 was installed but today the os was not able to boot. I tried diagnostic tools provided in dell which ran Hard disk test and gave error code 2000-0142 and status 79. I tried ...
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how to set swap space of double the ram during installation?

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Can't shrink Ubuntu partition Gparted ERROR (238277632K 00:00:05)

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Fsck failed with error code 4 after Ubuntu update

one day ago, I updated my old Ubuntu laptop with Ubuntu 15.10 to Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xersus. The whole process went fine, but when the computer shut down because of a lack of battery, it didn't ...
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Can't extend root partition

I realize this question has been asked several times, but it's never answered so I have to start a new thread as I'm not yet allowed to comment on other's posts. I have booted from a gparted.iso and ...
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How to Install Ubuntu Server without swap?

I have a 256GB solid state drive on which I plan on installing Xen and a few VMs. For the host (dom0), I want to use Ubuntu Server 16.04 and have it take up as little space as reasonably possible. ...
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Problems with a partition

I have a physical HDD partitioned in the following way: 1) Partition 1 = Ext4 - Linux (Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS) OS. 2) partition 2 = Swap Area. 3) Partition 3 = NTFS - My data (music, videos, ...
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Mounting a windows partition: worked once now cant access [duplicate]

I have a hard disk from a windows 8 machine that I am trying to recover some documents from. I plugged the drive into my ubuntu laptop and could easily access the files on the windows partition (...
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Virtual HDD of an Ubuntu 14.04 VM gets read-only

I work with VirtualBox. The host system is Windows 7m the guest -- Ubuntu 14.04. Some time ago I extended the HDD of the VM from 10 to 20 GB. Don't know, if it relates to the issue, but it was the ...
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Disk Partitioning in Ubuntu

I am trying to follow Linux from Scratch at this step, where I am creating another partition on a disk. I am new to disk partitioning through linux. I installed my Ubuntu OS as a dual boot with ...
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Too many Primary partitions (MBR) after installing Ubuntu

I am using a Sony (sve15118fnb) laptop. Recently I installed windows 10 and decided to dual boot it with Ubuntu. The disk uses MBR partition table, so the maximum number of primary partitions allowed ...
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how to recover my HDD partitions by ubuntu 16.04

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converting a usb ntfs drive to ext3/4?

I currently have 3 external USB drives in NTFS mounted to my Ubuntu box that i just took off my windows box. Looking to permanently convert them to a Nix partition but i dont have the spare hard drive ...
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Broken boot after increasing disk size

My ubuntu server will not boot after I increased the disk size. I'm still very new to using/troubleshooting linux/ubuntu and im not entirely sure how I have managed to break the boot/grub so ...
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Cannot boot on windows 10 anymore and partition error

I installed ubuntu yesterday and had a lot of trouble in managing to start it up. Now it's working but I can seem to access to my windows 10 partition anymore, here is how it turned out : I ...
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What uses the space in my Ubuntu home partition?

I'm new to Ubuntu (14.04) and can't understand a simple (probably) thing. When I look at System Monitor it shows this line which says that I'm using 16Gb of the full 30Gb capacity But if I do /home ...
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Increase Ubuntu 16.04 partition

I few weeks ago I gave a try to Ubuntu 16.04, I installed it alongside Windows with about 20GB of storage. However, now I'm running out of space, can't get rid of Windows and I'm very new in this. ...
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Dual boot Lubuntu install not going well. (on old P4 w/ xp)

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How to “dismount” an active partition from Ubuntu

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Shortage of free space on my hard disk

I was wrong in formatting my hard disk. I have around 1 GB of 14 GB, free on "filesystem" ('/' directory), but 471 GB free on "Home" (/home) I can do about it?
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How to find lost disk space while switching from ubuntu to windows?and how to run windows normally after then?

I had installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Desktop (64-bit)) and I had one partition only and lost all the data I had before...then I switched to windows vista and I resized the partitions by deleting them and ...
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Resize partition using Gparted

I want to resize my primary partition using Gparted, but due to the lock I am not able to do so: I would be grateful if someone tells me how to get rid of the lock so that I can resize this ...
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Does 16.04 default install overwrite only one or all harddisk? How about LVM?

I am planning to install Ubuntu 16.04 on the first disk of a system with multiple harddisks (and Ubuntu 14.04 in an encrypted LVM setup on the second disk). When I start the installation and am ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox without deleting Windows

This may seem like a dumb question, but on this screen: of the Ubuntu installation, if I select the first option, "erase disk and install Ubuntu", it should only affect the portion of the disk ...
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Windows Installation ISO via Grub2 Error?

I have Grub2 installed on a USB drive with multiple boot options and partitions. I have also ran out of primary partitions. My second partition is FAT32 and Grub2 lives there, it is also where also ...
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Partition Will Not Boot

I am dual booting Ubuntu and Win10 - my Ubuntu partition boots no problem, Win10 will get to the Loading screen where the dots make the circle, and I let it sit there for 3 hours before I did a hard ...
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Install Linux on SSD and have HDD RAID5

I'm trying to find a solution, but it seems that no one has specifically had my problem. I'm trying to install Linux on an SSD and attach a RAID5 setup so that I have a secure home networked server. ...
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Can't install ubuntu 16.04 alongside windows 10

I've defragmented my C drive and shrank it to get a free space of 40 GB. Screenshot of my Disk Manager: And I've disabled fast book and restarted by PC to boot from USB.When the Ubuntu ...
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Grub2 doesn't recognize any new partitions?

I am trying to add a new partition to my drive. The drive contains files that grub can boot into (Live ISOs, or Windows Installers). My drive has 250 GB unallocated and has in the past.. Grub2 booted ...
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New installation: Win10 / Ubuntu Studio 16.04 dual boot and multiple partitions

I'm in my 40's and heard the words Linux for years without ever looking into it. So here I am as green as grass, excited about my new journey. For 2 days straight I've been going around in circles ...
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How to make partitions mount at startup in Ubuntu gnome 16.04?

How do you make windows partitions mount at startup with the ubuntu system? I always keep my media and data files on windows partition.
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Ubuntu installation on external drive

while installing ubuntu, i get to a page where it gives us an option to install it alongside windows.after selecting this option, an orange bar with a slider comes up to allocate space for ubuntu and ...
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Ubuntu Gnome USB Persistant

How do I add a persistent partition into Ubuntu Gnome when running it from a USB? I'm sure I'm going to get a reply with another guide, but I've been attempting this for days and they aren't solving ...
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Access is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened

I'm trying to mount a drive with: sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 usb I get this error: Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened. The volume may be already mounted, or ...
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How to partition a Hybrid drive (SSD+HDD)? [duplicate]

I have a 1TB Hybrid drive (8GB Flash and 1TB disk), that is it has a SSD AND HDD in the same drive unit. This is not two separate drives but one drive with a solid state part and a rotating disk part....
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Dual booting Ubuntu with Windows - increasing partition space

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Dualboot Ubuntu 16 with Win 10 - Unusable Space

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USB set to write protect mode

I used the dd command to burn a bootable Ubuntu distro (ISO file) to my USB. Now the entire drive is completely "read only". It's impossible to modify it! I tried switching to root and executed ...
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Create a new primary partition in Ubuntu for new OS

I want to create a new primary partition on my Ubuntu server to install CentOS and use a boot manager to switch between Ubuntu and Cent OS. I have the following questions: How do I create a new ...
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Dualboot WIN7 <--> Ubuntu 16.04 after starting win7 GRUB wont load/work

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Can partitioning an SSD using third party software damage my computer if I am exceeding the space allowed by Disk Management?

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Do I have too many partitions? I have 4 primary partitions and I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside windows 10 (pics included)

As seen in my Disk Management window, I have 4 primary partitions. I know that C: is my windows partition, and F: is where I put all my downloads and other programs, but I do not know how important ...
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create bootable usb with partitioned usb

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Cannot reboot or poweroff Ubuntu 16.04

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Partition problem with installation

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Random partition I never made

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Choosing what partition to install ubuntu

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