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 partition accessibility problem

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Win 10. Got a 1 TB hard disk. Allocated ~200 GB for Windows and left the rest as unallocated space and installed Ubuntu in it. Now that ~720 GB is not being ...
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Problem with access in directories

I am using Kubuntu alongside Windows 10. I've done it by shrinking a free space and installing the Kubuntu on it. Now I want to use commands like cd on Windows' partitions but it doesn't work and the ...
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/run full : what is the impact ? How to clean?

after googeling for one hour or two i didn't find any very valuable information. I installed an ubuntu server on a VMWare virtual machine : root@myserver:/var/cache# cat /etc/lsb-release ...
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ubuntu partitions broken after installing windows 7

I had two ubuntu installation alongside windows7.After reinstalling win7 ,both ubuntu partitions were shown as "unallocated" --> I have tried ubuntu boot repair disk, but it didn't work. Using a ...
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Need partition- /sizes/file system format exactly needed 4 desktop Ubuntu install dual boot on win7 pc

I have Win7 on a 750gb partition of a 2TB hard drive. I don't know much of anything about Linux, Ubuntu etc. But I've read articles and answers and googled for a SIMPLE answer to "how do I need to ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Oracle VM Virtual Box Manager:Partition

Installing Ubuntu on Oracle VM Virtual Box Manager.I haven't done any partition in Windows. During the Installation, I have a notification box saying 1 . My Question is: What is the next step to be ...
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I was partitioning my hard disk but there is something wrong?

I was partitioning my hard disk based on what I understood from this question. This is the final result: But I faced some problems here, I don't know which partitions should be primary and which ...
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Clonezilla: copy multiple partitions to one partition

I am moving my ubuntu 14.04 installation from a 400gb hard drive to a 1tb ssd. My old drive has 4 partitions ( /, /home, /usr/local, /usr/local/games(? - I'm running clonezilla at the moment)) and I ...
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Ubuntu - messed up partition table

I have an ubuntu 14.04 server vm on a Xen server. I have 40Gb disk space allocated to it and my partition table looks like this df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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Im having a issue mounting a disk with [duplicate]

Hi im getting this issue when trying to mount sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error ...
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Ubuntu Installation: Attempt to mount a filesystem with type ext4 in SCSI7 (0,0,0). partition #1 at / failed.

I'm seeking help with an issue I'm having with my Ubuntu install. I have a new HP Zbook with an SSD. Windows 7 was installed on it without a problem. First I tried the "Erase disk and install ...
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Partitioning Tools

I have just cloned a new hard drive for my Ubuntu machine using clonzilla. The problem I have is that I need to re size the boot partition because it cloned the drive exactly, which is good but what I ...
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close/minimize/maximize controls of windows absent , ctrl +alt +T not working, dash and launcher absent post resizing system partition

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS My Terminal & Unity are not working. When login i see my ctr+alt+T is not working, login screen bland, no dash, no launcher. However i am able to run GUI ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 Pro, with a dual GRUB boot, maintaining HP_RECOVERY (D:), HP_TOOLS (E:) and SYSTEM

I have Windows 7 Pro in an HP Folio 1040, with four default partitions: Click on the HQ image to zoom it. I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 7 Pro. Booting from the ISO ...
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Partition sizes different in df and fdisk

I'm seeing different sizes using df vs fdisk commands. Please help! df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 16G 4.0K 16G 1% /dev ...
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Partitioning for Windows 10 + Ubuntu + any distro

I'm reading a lot these days in order to make a clean a safe partitioning of my single drive. I have Windows 10 installed already on a 60Gb partition. Now I'd like to use the rest of the space for ...
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RAID 1 on existing system

I have a system that has been running for over 2 years with one disk. Recently, I brought another disk same size and speed as the current drive. I wanted to add the new drive and convert to a RAID ...
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What should i use to encrypt my ext4 partition?

What should i use to encrypt my ext4 partition? dm-crypt | TrueCrypt 7.1a or other app? I got there movies, music and some software. I want to mount that partition and share content under samba when ...
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Multiple mount points in single partition

I found some asks about this, but i didn't understand. Could someone shows how to do fresh install with multiple mount points in single partition? Scheme: SSD [256 GB] - OS and dependencies like: ...
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Re-partitioning Ubuntu Server without losing data

My Ubuntu Server 14.04 Installation is showing only ~40GB when my server has capacity 292GB. How do I re-partition this without losing data. sudo parted /dev/sda print all Model: DELL PERC 6/i ...
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How do I partition my SSD to benefit of the speed?

I've watched a few videos on Youtube and read a little bit on the internet about partitioning. But it is still unclear to me how to partition my 4 drives. Besides a Raspberry Pi and VM I have no Linux ...
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Install ubuntu on half drive with uefi and encryption gives me swap error

I am trying to install lUbuntu and I need to install it only on half of disk but with UEFI and with encryption. As far as I need only half of disk used, I peek "Something else" in step where they ask ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with Win 10 on separate hard drives

I installed 14.04.3x64 LTS on hd1 with Win10 existing on hd0, using a live USB. No secure boot, no BIOS only UEFI options were selected from boot options firmware on HP desktop. My intentions were to ...
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is it possible to recover bad blocks?

I have a 500Gb Internal HDD and from dmesg's output i got this "wonderful" news: [ 324.434832] end_request: I/O error, dev sde, sector 4715026720 [ 324.434838] Buffer I/O error on device sde1, ...
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Can't shrink Ubuntu partition on Windows

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 10 and it's working properly so far. I have one problem, I gave Ubuntu's partition too much space at the installation and I want to shrink it. I don't ...
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Using an SD card for extending my SSD

I just bought a Jetdrive Lite 330 128GB SD card to extend my 256 GB SSD. I am using Ubuntu LTS 14.04. The idea is to permanently have it connected to the laptop and save some of my data on that (not ...
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Enlarge disk partition after cloning [duplicate]

I have SSD disk 30GB with Ubuntu installation. It is too small, because I have there some servers and projects. Currently, there is about 800MB free space. I already bought new SSD disk with 120GB. I ...
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How to mount HFS+ drive as non-admin user and keep the ability to write to it?

I am trying to setup a Time Machine server on Ubuntu. I've managed to mount the HFS+ drive with hfsprogs so that I can write to it. I tried to use netatalk However, it requires root privilege to ...
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Dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 on Samsung 950 m.2 installation issues

Recently bought new samsung m.2 drive model number MZ-V5P256. I have installed windows 10 on it without issue and am tired of running Ubuntu as a VM. First attempting to install using USB installer ...
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Accidentally Wiped Root Partition - System Still Running

Alright, this is one of those times when I am are saying... Breathe deep, don't panic. What happened? As a usual part of leisurely tinkering with my system, I was trying write a 24.5 MB img file to ...
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Windows 10 and Ubuntu dual boot: can not access disk partition in ubuntu

I installed windows 10 first and then ubuntu 15 later. Both are working fine. But if i shutdown windows 10 and open ubuntu, ubuntu throws me an error while opening a disc partition. The error says ...
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Trouble with windows 10 and ubuntu on separate ssd

I have Windows 10 installed on a 120 GB SSD and Ubuntu Studio installed on a 240 GB SSd. Both are installed, I'm able to boot into either of them through the boot menu. However twice now while in ...
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Dual Boot Backup Strategy - Straight Clone

I hope I'm asking this in the right place. Let me know if I'm not and I'll move it. For backup purposes, I've used Clonezilla to clone my laptop's dual boot HD (Windows7/Ubuntu 14.04) to an external ...
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Partition restoration

Good afternoon. Downloaded Partition Scanner & Disk Recovery Tool via Terminal. Synaptic Package Manager helped to install it. When it runs says: Cannot execute command ' ...
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I can install windows but not ubuntu

My brother ask me to format and reinstall windows and ubuntu in his Toshiba Satellite L745D. With windows all was good, but when I tried to install ubuntu I can not. In the installation of ubuntu, the ...
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Help with Ubuntu /Windows boot

I was stuck in GRUB 2 for days, I could not boot Windows or Ubuntu. I kept making new bootable usb with the same version of Ubuntu in an attempt to boot up and repair. I somehow got lucky on my 100th ...
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unable to boot into grub, ubuntu or windows; unknown file system; grub rescue

I am continously getting errors while opening any of my operating systems I have dual booted windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04 On starting the PC I get the error: Error: unknown filesystem. grub ...
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Access WIndows partion, Ubuntu 14.04

How do I get to windows partition using Ubuntu 14.04? I do not know what to try, since I am new to Ubuntu.
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Dual boot and mounting windows partition problems

i am new to ubuntu, i am installing LXLE 14.04.03 (64bit) on a Lenovo G50-30 preinstalled windows 8.1 updated to Win10 Home. I carried out the install with Secure boot disabled and Bios/uefi optimised ...
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Cloning multiple partitions in Ubuntu

I am attempting to clone multiple partitions with either Clonezilla or dd without cloning the whole drive which consists of: 1 - a boot partition 2 - a home partition Seen below is the original ...
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Cannot boot Windows 8 or Ubuntu 15.04, stuck at GRUB

I've been trying to fix this for so long I cannot remember which version of Windows I had installed. I'm 75% sure its Windows 8, because I didn't like 10 very much. I followed the pendrivelinux.com's ...
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Adding 6TB drive using parted

I have two 6TB hard drives, i have succesfully added one of the drives using http://duntuk.com/how-install-new-drive-linux-larger-2tb-proper-alignment#next-step-filesystem but when it comes to setting ...
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Can I resize a used partition FULLY online?

I installed an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in VirtualBox with LVM and used a 100 GByte HDD. Then, I turned off the guest. Then, I resized the HDD to 120 GB Then, I started the guest, and tried to resize the ...
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Dual Boot on win8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My system is not going to dual boot options. I'm new to linux, just wanted to see how it works and so I installed it using a liveUSB after creating a separate 30 Gb partition alongside with my 3 ...
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error mounting volume [duplicate]

enter image description here Hello, I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and windows 10 with dual boot. However, when I try to access part of my disk, error in the picture appear. I tried steps in here : How ...
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HELP! Deleted partition [duplicate]

I have a laptop with a 500GB HDD I have 3 partitions (40GB Windows 7, 150GB Ubuntu and 280GB for storage in windows) but I wanted to resize the 40GB partitions because after installing some programs I ...
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Ubuntu Installation Partition

I have two ubuntu versions installed in my system: 12.04 and 14.04. How do I know which partitions (home and root) belong to which version, without depending on size of the partitions?
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How do I dual boot Ubuntu and Kali on one external hard drive?

More specifically, how do I get it to work? I have install Ubuntu on my external hard drive, and it works flawlessly, with Grub2 appearing and I have the option between Ubuntu and Kali, however kali ...
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How to fix my Grub after Windows 10?

I am having some large issues right now. I decided to go forward with a Windows 10 upgrade after it worked fine on my other dual boot. Of course, I knew that I would have to fix Grub in some way ...
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Transcend HDD suddenly won't mount

I'm in a bit of a pickle as my Trancend storejet HDD won't mount with Ubuntu all of a sudden. It contains important files. I keep getting this long error message that as an Ubuntu noob really ...