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

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Boot Partition Full

When I run Software Updater, it says that I don't have enough free disk space. I need 29.3 Mb of free disk space on '/boot'. I've tried the solution at How do I free up more space in /boot?. It ...
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Ubuntu 14 / Win 8.1 Install Problem

I'm trying to return to Ubuntu on a new(er) computer after I had to switch to Mint on my old machine due to performance issues. The new machine is an HP pavillion G4 w/ 4gp memory and a 500GB HD. I ...
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How to know which partition is Ubuntu installed on?

I want to uninstall ubuntu, so i need to delete its partition. I saw that many people asked this before. For example: here. I followed the instructions there and here's a screenshot of the terminal ...
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How to increase the size of /home partition [duplicate]

I need to increase the size of /home partition, i already tried using Gparted software but i can't. please some tell me how to increase the size of /home partition.
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Gparted says I have no space on partition, Ubuntu says I do. Need to split partition in two [duplicate]

My main partition appears full in Gparted despite having only 3.9% used. I need to split this partition in half to dual boot with another OS and I am at a loss as to what the problem is, what I could ...
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Installing 14.04.1-first time user. What is Install Type window for-to format and select partition, or to create swap area?

While installing at install type window I entered ext4 and / or root as mount point. I also checked format drive. After clicking install now I get a message that I have no swap partition. Should I ...
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Multiple users, single laptop, private and shared files

I am setting up a Linux laptop for multiple users, Emily and myself, with the following requirements and constraints: Emily and I each have our own files that we need to keep private from one ...
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Ubuntu says partition corrupted, windows says it's not

I'm attempting to dual boot my windows 7 HP laptop with Ubuntu, and I'm having partition issues. Here's the basic synopsis: HP decided that it had to use all 4 partitions apparently, so I have ...
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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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Unable to access windows (error mounting/dev/sda4/media/ubuntu/windows) [duplicate]

Hey guys so the other day my laptop updated to 8.1. After install it required a restart, i clicked yes and now its been stuck in an infinite preparing start up repair. So i installed ubuntu to USB ...
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Formatting and Partitioning SSD Help?

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my netbook and was going through the things to do to optimize my SSD (https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd) Steps 5 and 6 tell me to partition ...
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Samba share file size error with Windows 8.1

I'm setting up a sort of NAS using a beaglebone black with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I want to share the storage on an external USB drive and the internal memory via samba. I think I've configured ...
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Ubuntu install on SSD drive

Today I installed a new 500gb ssd drive and tried to install ver 14.04 from dvd. After rebooting it started to load in whatever software it needed then asked me about internet access. I was ...
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Same HardDrive, DIfferent partion, Create folder problem

I just switched to ubuntu 14.04 from windows7 . I have this hard drive with 3 paritions, swap, and two data partitions. I cannot create folders in one of the empty data drives. What should I do? I ...
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Accidentally i deleted my partition while installing ubuntu [closed]

I have a serious problem..please help me..i have searched everwhere i couldnt find my solution. i bought laptop which is having ubuntu builtin..I installed windows 8.1 and i am using it fine.i was ...
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Installing windows on a separate hard drive after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu installed on one hard drive, and Windows on another. The Windows one has a problem with it so I would like to format that hard drive and reinstall Windows. How can I reinstall ...
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error mounting partitions in ubuntu 14.04lts [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda6 at /media/tonysn/New Volume: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda6" "/media/tonysn/New Volume"' ...
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Retrieve data from a FreeSpace volume [previously ext4 volume]

Morning, Afternoon, Evening, any thing you wish. I'm using an HP-ProBook 4540S 750 Gb HDD 4 Gb of memory Intel Core i3-3110M CPU 2.40GHz x 4 I'm a software developper,so I use to install 2 Ubuntu ...
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Where is my partitioned space?

I'm very new to Linux. Trying to learn, but curve is kinda steep. So, I loaded Ubuntu 14.04 onto my 16GB Chromebook (HP 14) using the method outlined here ...
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How do I remove an entry from Windows Boot Manager through Lubuntu

So I have a laptop that I got through work: it had one half of the HDD partitioned to their own version of Windows Enterprise (so no cmd unless you have admin rights) and the other half partitioned to ...
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resize partion ubuntu 14.04

I have a dual booting laptop with Win7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 14.04 I need to resize the Ubuntu partition, but I prefer not to re install the whole thing. Is it possible? How?
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Resize extended partion without live CD or USB

My Gparted picture: http://i.stack.imgur.com/s6X7V.png My problem is similar to the problem described here: GParted wont resize extended partitions with the small difference that I'm not able to run ...
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Safe way to setup Ubuntu14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 with a SSD

I just bought a new notebook, (ASUS UX301) and was wondering the best (or safest) way to get Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1. I know this question is subjective, but I am mostly concerned ...
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Ubuntu partitioning and dual boot install on Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

I just purchased a Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, which has secure boot and uefi. I have minimized the Windows 8 partition to 100 GB. What I need to know is: 1) Should I move the free space to the end of the ...
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is it possible to modify the partition size occupied by the system while the system is running?

I have Ubuntu 13.1 and I want to migrate to 14.4. My partition was badly designed because the space is not sufficient to upgrade to 14.4. I've tried to remove temp file and previous system but it is ...
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Partition seen as full but is in fact empty

I've been dual-booting win7-ubuntu. Now I've deleted windows and I want my ubuntu partition to allocate more space. Since the ubuntu partition was on the left side I deleted the windows partition and ...
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About transferring ubuntu bootsector

How can I transfer ubuntu BOOTSECTOR into windows loader partition? I went to this link [http://pw999.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/windows-7-linux-dualboot-using-bcd-instead-of-grub/][1] But was not ...
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No option to install alongside windows/ after choosing something else shows all the hdds in blank 100% free space

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition alongside windows. When using the installer that option is never there only "format and install Ubuntu". Created an unallocated partition and the ...
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I made some mistakes while partitioning

Evening, when I was partitioning my HDD I made some mistakes appearently, I thought I could solve them later, but it's becoming quite difficult, I have 4 partitions and something called 'useless ...
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How do I copy over a partition ignoring errors?

I had a disk with a lot of surface errors that I used until a couple days ago when I got my new ssd. I want to know how I could completely copy over my home partition but ignore all errors while doing ...
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Extended Ubuntu partition taking more than it should [closed]

Consider the following picture, As I understand from my research, partition 0 is an extended partition which doesn't exist physically, but it's only a partition that includes more logical ...
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Partioning a dual SSD & HDD latop, complete guide

I have bought a nice Asus Zeenbok, one with a 30GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. Can anybody help me with a complete guide to partitioning the two? I can figure and judge the sizes myself, and I have tried ...
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Partition table on external HD gone

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04. I have a 2Tb external Western Digital HD that stopped working overnight, and I'm worried I might not be able to recover files from it anymore. It has three partitions, all ...
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What is the best strategy to clone and dual boot an existing OS?

So my setup is looking something like this: I'm using Grub2 I have 4 logical partitions (1 of which is an extended partition) (Logical Partitions): /dev/sda1 (fat32) /dev/sda2 (fat32) /dev/sda3 ...
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partition size for Linux [on hold]

I have got 1 TB of HDD and 4 GB of RAM and I want to install Linux alongside Windows. What is the best partition size to make for linux.
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Trouble installing Ubuntu Studio on separate internal hard drive

I am wanting to install Ubuntu Studio onto a separate internal hard drive than what my windows 7 is installed on, the part I'm having trouble with is the fact that this drive is not empty, so I'd only ...
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Ubuntu Bootloader Help

I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu on my PC (quite old) alongside Windows 8.1. My BIOS mode is Legacy BIOS so no worries about UEFI settings. I have a separate partition (Local Disk E: 30GB) for ...
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kernel / initd boot settings

I have 2 seperate harddrives in my pc, one with windows 7 (working) and one with ubuntu. I am unable to boot into ubuntu for some reason :/ I installed easyBCD to correct the windows bootmenu and used ...
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Can't Resize File System Partition after Installation of ubuntu 14.04 AMD64 Manufacturers Mode

Installed 14.04 AMD in Manufacturer's Mode.. Everything is working good yet but Can't able to resize or unmount the main partition.ie file system partition...to create /home,/user partitions i've ...
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hi…i m not experienced but i had dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. i deleted Ubuntu and freed memory using disk manager…now [duplicate]

i m not experienced but i had dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. i deleted Ubuntu and freed memory using disk manager...now i get error:no such partition grub rescue> i used the following video ...
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gParted shows I/O error while creating a NTFS partition

Whenever I try to create a NTFS partition with gParted, I get this error (bolded for ease of sight): GParted 0.18.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize Libparted 2.3 Create Primary ...
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Ubuntu installation confusion

I need to know what are the things that are required to successfully install Ubuntu on my PC alongside Windows 8.1. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but every forum/site mentions ...
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how can i dual boot with an already ubuntu computer if i have a harddrive i took out of a windows laptop with all its info on it?

ive looked and looked but cant find anything but repartitioning and creating both on one harddrive. what i want to do is take my built computer that i have ubuntu 13.10 (updating to 14.04 as im typing ...
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Partitioning in Ubuntu?

I just want to ask what "/" and "/home" means? What if I format my PC and re-install Ubuntu? Does it affect the / and /home directory? I want to protect my files in case Ubuntu crashes and I need to ...
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How to roll back failed gparted ext4 partition growth

I had a 12TB ext4 partition which I wanted to extend to 18TB. I've added the new disks to the RAID and after doing that I wanted to re-size the partition to occupy this new space. I started the growth ...
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Installing ubuntu fails with “??? ???” message

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso), but always get error message same to one from this question (and same stage of installation): When installing Ubuntu, I get ...
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Can't install Windows as dual boot after Ubuntu

I've a quite complicated problem related to dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. At first I had Windows 7 installed in my laptop but then when I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04, I somehow ...
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How Can I Get GRUB to Work After Restoring Deleted EFI Partition?

First time posting here for help. So Friday night I was playing around with GParted and accidentally deleted several partitions. One of the was an unnamed. After doing this, I restarted and I was ...
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How to recover accidently formatted partitioned hard disk while i was checking centos dvd

My story is a bit different, i was just check a custom allot centos dvd to verify that it was burnt correctly on a dvd, so i booted from the dvd, and it gave me some options to continue into the gui ...
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error attempt to read or write outside of partition

I am getting following error after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on laptop. I have created 3 partitions and installed Ubuntu on primary. error attempt to read or write outside of partition Entering ...