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

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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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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu [migrated]

I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't really need my 14.04 Ubuntu so I deleted the partition of it with an Ubuntu Live CD. Since grub was ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu works fine with Live USB but shows message of Graphics not detected and run in low resolution mode

I have Dell Inspiron 15 5548 laptop. 64 bit system. 1TB hard disk, 8GB Ram, 2GB ATI Radeon M265 Graphics card with Intel onboard HD graphics 5500 (Broadwll GT2). I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on one ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu?(Ubuntu preinstalled) SSD & HDD System76 laptop

I have a system76 laptop (Kudu Professional). It has an i7 core w/ 8gb of RAM. There are two drives: a 250 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. The Kudu came with Ubuntu pre-installed(version 15.04). I looked ...
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Mac OS X, Ubuntu dual installed incorrectly; what is the preferred way to go back and try again?

I thought I had installed rEFInd Boot Manager correctly, partitioned my Mac HD to reserve 30GB for Ubuntu, and when I rebooted my computer, I could chose between operating systems. Unfortunately, ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on EFI System

I recently purchased Dell Inspiron 5548. 64bit System, 8GB Ram, 2GB ATI Graphics Card It came with Windows 8.1 Single Language Edition. I completely removed the Windows, also formatted the recovery ...
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I can't create more than 4 partitions

I had installed Ubuntu to my Dell Inspiron laptop with 3 partitions. After I installed Windows I was unable to create new partitions, since I already reached the maximum number of partitions. So I ...
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“The disk drive for /media/ext-hdd is not ready yet or not present” is shown every boot time

I used ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 as dual boot. windows was in sda2 drive. I removed windows and sda2 drive became empty which was not writeable. I was able to write in that drive following this. ...
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How ot install ubuntu on a USB stick and make 100% sure you won't mess your internal HDD install?

I learned the hard way that when you install ubuntu to a usb stick it messes up your boot partition and the install of your internal hdd can't run anymore. Well, what is 100% fool proof way to simply ...
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Where is my Disk Space?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and i am having trouble with lost disk space i have 130 GB on my main disk where Ubuntu is but i haven't really downloaded any huge applications, the only big applications that ...
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Installing Lubuntu 15.04 on SSD forces formatting?

I'm trying to install Lubuntu on a laptop with one SSD and one HDD, both had Linux mint 17 prior to current install. I've secure erased the SSD and would like to partition it my way rather than have ...
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How to resize Linux partiton to other end of partition?

This must be a common question but I don't know how to phrase it to find the answer. Background: I have recently got a new laptop, it came with win8, and immediately after removing a ton of ...
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How do I mount my new 3TB hard drive?

I just bought a new Western Digital hard drive (3tb) off Amazon, which the reviews suggested I could use with Ubuntu as a secondary drive. sudo fdisk -l gives me: Disk /dev/sdc: 3000.6 GB, ...
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Installed grub to wrong partition

I was helping a friend remotely to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8. He installed Ubuntu to /dev/sda7 and when it asked for where to put the bootloader, he selected the same (/dev/sda7) When he ...
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UEFI Dual boot not recognizing windows 7 partition? [duplicate]

Been messing around with Ubuntu, I actually installed it as my only OS but since my graphics card(AMD) kinda sucks on linux(For gaming purposes) - I have to have a windows partition. However, ...
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ubuntu fails to boot after erasing windows

I have been having problems with my sister's Lenovo ThinkPad L440. She erased her windows partition alongside Ubuntu. It had a 100 MB boot partition and the actual OS. It was not surprising that it ...
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alert does not exist. dropping to a shell (external disk)

It used to be simple start the system from an external disk/usbstick. "But why make it simple when you can do in complex" I am trying boot ubuntu from USB-stick (xubuntu that is). What I have done ...
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Creating a shared data partition with Windows or Ubuntu?

I have a HP Pavillion laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my hard drive for a dual boot, and I am thinking about creating a shared partition accessible through ...
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Installed Ubuntu on a thumb drive with full disk encryption. Doesn't accept the pass when mounted on another install

I checked the full disk encryption (and home dir) options when instlling Ubuntu 15.04 on a thumb drive. The installation was done as you would do on a HDD. It works fine. However, i plugged the thumb ...
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How to delete the Swap partition? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.10 thats dual booted (with windows 7) with 6 GB of RAM and i want to delete the swap partition without having any errors when booting into Ubuntu if its possible how? BTW my Linux ...