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

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The CRC for the main partition and back up partition table are invalid

I've been having problems with my HDD since I tried dual booting ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8.1. When I was installing from the ubuntu installer I was receiving "input/output error during write on ...
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Installation problems - ubuntu alongside Win-8.1 [duplicate]

I have a desktop with Win-8.1. I would like to run Ubuntu as well, and downloaded the 14.04.2 version, then extracted the files to my C; drive. When I boot my machine, it asks what OS i want to use, ...
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the opt partition is not auto mounting at startup

I have 320 GB hard drive, ASUS X54c core i-3 4GB RAM I have a opt partition which is not auto mounting at startup, how to auto mount it, I think due to this partition my system boot time has ...
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No Boot of either Win7 or Ubuntu

After an overwrite of the ubuntu in a dual boot with Win7, laptop won't boot. The option on re-installing said Replace not wipe the disk. Gparted says that the first partition is Fat32 and only 487 ...
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Failing to Dual boot Ubuntu on Lenovo G50 Core i7 Windows 8.1 system

Not able to install Ubuntu on Lenovo G50 Core i7 Windows 8.1 system. All the time the GRUB installer fails to install and the system directly boots to Windows 8.1. Even when trying with the Ubuntu ...
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Creating partion like in windows for Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have 320 GB hard drive, I want to install Ubuntu 14.04LTS as stand alone operating system, currently I Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I want to make partition in such a way that if in the future i format my hard ...
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Can't erase everything (partition/data) on sdcard, even with dd

I have a Kingston sdcard (16g) with partition and data written on it. here is the output of root@victor-ss9:/home/victor# fdisk -l /dev/sdf Disk /dev/sdf: 15.6 GB, 15560867840 bytes 4 heads, 16 ...
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how to create partition in 15.04 while installing?

Hi I installed Ubuntu using erase disk and install Ubuntu but I want a partition like in windows to keep my data separate. I used method something else I created as shown in Ubuntu help page .but when ...
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GRUB won't let me boot into Windows 7 recovery partition

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot setup using GRUB. I need to reinstall Windows 7, but I only have the recovery partition, no installation CD. I read that to boot into the partition, you hit ...
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Installing Ubunutu and partition problem [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12 on my machine which was using Windows. My windows had 2 drive C and D and I didnt want my windows any more. After installation it seems that my Drive D is merged with C and ...
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How to view designated Ubuntu file partition after installing Ubuntu?

I was finally able to get Ubuntu 15.04 to fully install and boot on my laptop. Then found that when I opened the file manager, there was only one of my two partitions (I have one for windows and one ...
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Can I safely restore Windows while keeping my Linux partition?

Currently, my computer is dual-booting a form of Linux and Windows 7. A series of unfortunate events had led to me needing to restore Windows using one of their restore discs. What I want to know is ...
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Cant boot to Ubuntu 15.04

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 today with disk erase too, my problem is after installation it again asks me to install/go on without installing. And when i unplug the USB then it just says no medium found ...
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I am unable to access my drives [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/suresh/PERSONAL: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda5" "/media/suresh/PERSONAL"' exited ...
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How to install kubuntu on Lenovo thinkpad e555

I have been trying to install Kubuntu 15.04 on Lenovo ThinkPad E555. I have created /, /home and /boot partition but as soon as I install it, it doesn't show up on boot screen (it only shows Windows ...
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Phantom Partition … how do I correct this?

I've done a clean install twice since this appeared (not to fix this, as everything seems to be working). Gparted doesn't show any such partition. I'm about to do another clean install, so this is the ...
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Delete one of the OS via Ubuntu

I'm currently running on dual boot (win 7 and ubuntu). I'd like to know how to delete my Windows 7 OS using ubuntu
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Issues With WinUSB, Whilst Trying To Go Back To Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I want to return to Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu 15.04. I do not have a CD drive nor partitions. When using WinUSB it errors out on me before completely finishing a new partition.
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Create new partition with fdisk [closed]

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (32-bit) running in VMware Workstation 10.0.3 build-1895310. I have just modified the Virtual Machine Settings, expanding the Hard Disk from 20 GB to 30 GB. So I would like ...
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Trying to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8.1, but boots right into Ubuntu

So I am trying to dual boot with Ubuntu 8.1 (following this: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html) and now my computer boots right into Ubuntu. When I ...
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Where can I install ubuntu if I have 4 primary partitions?

I want to triple boot Windows 7, Backtrack, and Ubuntu. Windows and Backtrack are already installed. The problem is that both of them take 4 partitions: 3 for Windows, and 1 for Backtrack. When I try ...
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Swap not working even after following previous advice

I have previously posted a question in which solsTiCe showed me how to setup a swap on a GPT partition. It worked for a while but now I am having problems again. The swap was not detected again. I ...
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Formatted hard drive. No OS, and not booting from USB

I installed fedora initially, dual booting with windows 8, then because of grub problem I am only able to boot into fedora and not into windows 8; While fixing grub I found that some problem with ...
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Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04.02 but installer can't find it [duplicate]

I've read a lot of questions from people who have the same problem as me however there results didn't work for me. So I've already manually partitioned but it doesn't even see that either. It sees my ...
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Swap sharing Windows and Ubuntu

This question has been asked before but not in this manner. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15 dual booting on an SSD, A secondary HDD is currently has a partition at the end that is NTFS formatted ...
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Dual boot partitioning positioning

Actually i tried to do a dual boot with different positions of partitions. To be more clear, i found that speed of READ/WRITE depends on it position on HDD. So i tried 2 cases. Partitions were in ...
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No Windows partition available after installing Ubuntu 14 LTS

After an upgrade of Ubuntu from 12 LTS to 14 LTS version GRUB failed to boot. With a boot repair disk ISO on my USB pen drive I found the Windows partition still exists and could be mounted, but the ...
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Question marks on install

I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with a gigabyte of ram, a 300GB hard drive, and a 3Ghz Pentium 4 processor. I have one partition already on my computer, this partition is 8GB in size, and has Free-DOS. ...
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Grub not booting up

Hey guys I have a question about grub. I am trying to dualboot windows7 and linux however I am recving a problem with grub. It will just boot into windows. I also delated the system reserved ...
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I've tried every possible solution, my computer WILL NOT BOOT FROM GRUB

Okay, I went through the installation process to have dual OS; windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04. No matter what I do my computer WILL NOT boot from the grub menu. To clarify I have already: disabled ...
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Keep /home directory when installing Ubuntu 14.04

I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS on my machine which currently has Mageia 4.1. So, I have the following partitions: One for /, one for swap and one for /home. I have some important data ...
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BTRFS bad tree block start

First some background on my setup. I have 7 Hard Drives in a raid 5 (I know, move to raid 6, but not the issue here) array. On top of that, I run LVM, with a partition for btrfs. BTRFS is at version ...
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A phantom partition after formatting hdd twice.

http://i.stack.imgur.com/EPlb1.png Help me out, guys! I wanted to try out kubuntu 15.04 and I didn't like it, so I formatted my hdd (whole) and installed ubuntu - now I have a phantom partition which ...
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Why cant I drag and extend right arrow to increase the Partition size?

I want to extend the size of /dev/sda7 with unallocated space to the right. But I cant drag it to right. Here is Screenshot: http://s10.postimg.org/7ghzjk88p/Screenshot_from_2015_06_01_03_05_17.png
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GRUB rescue and out of memory - killing process occurs when I start my laptop

Using USB booting, I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64 bit on my LENEVO Ideapad G50 - 70 dual boot with windows 8.1 - In order to overcome Ubi partman error 10 ( I think its RAID isssue) by using -> Try ...
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How can I increase size of boot partition, if I have an encrypted home partition?

Installed Ubuntu as a first-time user about two months ago. Has been working great until two weeks ago, when updates would no longer install due to not enough room on the boot disk. I did the "sudo ...
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How do I move a unallocated space in one extended to another extended partition?

I had someone help me set up the partitions on my laptop a few years ago and now I've lost touch with them. I need to move the unallocated space from one extended partition to the other extended ...
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Access old NTFS partion to read files [duplicate]

I tried to access my old NTFS partion to read files only that are very important. It told me that it's hibernated and I can read the files only (which would be no problem for me). I searched on the ...
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“The volume boot has only 9,6MB disk space remaining” [duplicate]

My media center runs Ubuntu with a 128GB SSD plus a 3TB HDD. When I turned on the projector today, I was greeted by this warning. How can I fix this? I know my may around Ubuntu as a user and I can ...
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Invalid Partition Table after install

I've spent the past two hours trying to install version 15.04 on my dad's new laptop. I used my laptop to install the .iso to a usb using Startup Disk Creator and booted it from it with no problems. ...
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Partition after installation [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 15.04 by erasing hard disk.During installation, I haven't done the partition.So, can anyone tell me how to do it now? i'm attaching screenshot of gparted here.
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Installation Error - The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14 LTS on my external 1TB HDD, but I'm getting an error when I press "Install Now". Error Message My Partitions (Don't have enough reputation to post images) These are ...
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How to allow other users to access a mounted NTFS partition with a UserMapping file?

I can't get users other than me or root to access the files on a mounted NTFS partition. The answers I've found to similar questions usually mention to set the uid and gid options. In my situation I ...
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Formatting Ubuntu, into NTFS and re-installing Windows? [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 and before Ubuntu I had Windows 8.1. I've just realized that although Ubuntu runs faster, there are a lot of things that you can't do with it. I have a Windows 8.1 ...
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How to find file on random partions then mount that partition

Im trying to write a batch script that will find a specific file (EX .homemnt) on a random partion then mount that partition to what ever location I want (EX /home).. Added notes: Will be used on ...
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Unable to access windows ntfs disk parts?

I've installed Ubuntu along with Windows 8. At first everything was great, I could use win8 or ubuntu. Next after installing some programs on ubuntu, im now unable to access files on windows parts ...
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Acronis Extended Capacity Disk

I have a Western Digital Black 4 TB Hard Drive in my PC running Windows 8.1. To get past my PC's 2 TB limit I have used Acronis Extended Capacity Manager to gain access to hard drive space beyond the ...
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Which partition to install Ubuntu in so as not to erase/make more bad things happen to Windows?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, but not within Windows. I want to use Grub as the bootloader instead of the Windows MBR. I was installing off the liveDVD for 15.04, the amd64 version. ...
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GPT vs MBR. Why not MBR?

I am a Linux user. I don't have Windows on my laptop. Also the hard drive size is less than 2 TB. Then why should I use GPT tables? Can't I go with old fasioned MBR? I will be having two root ...
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Migrating to new SSD, not booting! (GRUB not loaded)

I got my new SSD today, and used dd to burn the Ubuntu 14.04 image onto a USB. Then I swapped the internal HDD with my new SSD. I booted into the USB, and installed Ubuntu to the SSD. I manually ...