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 install Ubuntu along windows 8.1, shows wrong disk partitioning

I first had Windows 8.1 on my laptop installed and now I'm trying to add Ubuntu 15.10 and be able to dual boot. I have freed up some space and partitioned my hard drive for the Ubuntu installation. ...
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Simplest way to resize partions

My disk partion looks like: df -h gives: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md1 19G 18G 0 100% / none 4,0K 0 4,0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev ...
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Insufficient space on /boot

I am unable to update Ubuntu 15.10 due to insufficient space in the boot partition. I have already removed old kernels, but I'm still about 50MB short. Here are the ls -l contents of my boot ...
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SD card as /boot partition aside from the '/' on HDD

I have attempted to do this manually. After clicking 'something else', I configured the hard drive to have 4 partitions for '/', /opt, /tmp, /home. After that, I had partitioned my SD card to have 512 ...
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an error occurred while mounting /sys/fs/cgroup press s to skip mounting or m for manual recovery

When I want to install Ubuntu I face this problem: an error occurred while mounting /sys/fs/cgroup press s to skip mounting or m for manual recovery and when I press S and I type ubuntu and ...
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Wrong partition sizes (I think?)

I know just enough about Linux to mess things up, so apologies in advance. I have tried looking at some of the other threads here similar to this, but none of the answers seem to help. I have a 4TB ...
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Not enough free disk space in /boot

Am I beating a dead horse here, or is this a common problem Xubuntu Technocrats need to address? I'm using the 14.04 distro. I installed it according to many of YOUR instructions from THIS website. ...
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Expand root partition into second hard drive

I don't have much space left in my root partition and would like to expand it onto a second hard drive. I installed the current system using LVM. I also encrypted my current installation when I ...
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New to Ubuntu USB Live - Changes don't save + Full memory of usb drive not utilized

I've used ubuntu a few years ago. I replaced my windows operating system with it, but I think my computer wasn't compatible (it was a Toshiba something) with it because the fan wouldn't work, it kept ...
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Used Ubuntu Installation Disk to Partition Drive - Ubuntu Update Installations Fail

I thought that I had successfully used the latest Ubuntu installation disk to partition my 1 GB drive into 500 Mb containing Windows 10 and the remainder for Ubuntu. All seemed well until Ubuntu ...
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Memory partition for ubuntu to be increased using unallocated partition

I have ubuntu 14.04 running on my laptop along side windows 10. I have been getting the error in ubuntu for insufficient memory space. So I am planning to merge one other partition that I created ...
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Want to completely delete a partition(make it usable)

I recently installed cub linux (chromixium) alongside ubuntu in a dual boot. After a while, I got tired of chromixium and deleted its partition through gparted. I got some boot up errors taking me to ...
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Deleted my ubuntu partition off windows. The system will no longer boot up (Only boots into grub) [duplicate]

so I accidentally deleted my ubuntu hard drive off windows and I created a new partition and now my system will not properly boot up into Windows. I have to hit F12 and click on the Windows Boot ...
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Can't make bigger partition. Gparted

I have Linux Ubuntu intalled on partition, that have about 19 GB. I want to make it bigger, to about 40 GB. I have that space unallocated. In GParted (live cd) I have resize option, but i cant make it ...
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transfer unallocated space from one disk to another

So a while back I installed Ubuntu on my laptop on a separate disk (/dev/sdb) from Windows (/dev/sda) and I want to increase the size of (/dev/sdb) since it's only 32GB. I just defragged my Windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a 128GB thumb drive

This is my first time using the forum and Ubuntu, so I apologize in advance if I do something wrong or don't understand. Recently, I purchased a 128GB thumb drive that I wanted to install Ubuntu ...
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Creating a extended partition

I have dual booted windows 10 and ubuntu 15.04. Now I want to reinstall both OS's. The problem is that I already have 4 partitions(Ubuntu, Ubuntu swap, Windows 10, System reserved). I shrank the ...
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Please advise which partitions I can delete

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 25167871 12582912 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE /dev/sda2 * 25167872 25372671 102400 7 ...
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Swap Partition Causing Lock ups/Freezes

I recently added a swap partition and it functions properly. However, I have noticed that whenever I run programs that use a lot of memory (use most of my ram and 1 gb of my swap), my GUI locks up, my ...
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NO partition on my hard-drive - can't mount

I'm new to Linux and I am having an issue with my Hard-drive. With Windows I have never bothered with partitions on my Hard-drive. I have just put my files directly into it. I am unable to get this ...
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Raid 0 drives are not detected during Ubuntu 15.10 installation on GT72S 6QE dominator pro G

I have GT72S dominator pro G, with 128+128 Gb RAID 0 configured SSDs. I have 1TB mechanical disc as well. Windows 10 on UEFI mode is already installed. Trying to dual boot ubuntu and w10. The problem ...
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Cannot open Windows! in Ubuntu/Windows dual boot

I tried installing Windows/Ubuntu a while back, but I kind of gave up using Windows because I couldn't solve my problem. Right now, I'm just using Ubuntu, but I do see windows section when i do ...
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Hard Drives Mount When Booting Up Ubuntu 15.10

I have a problem where my two additional hard drive will mount up automatically. When I unmount them from my Files access I get this error: Error ejecting /dev/sdb: Command-line `eject "/dev/sdb"' ...
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Question with regards to /boot

Dedicated hardware/laptop Version : 15:10 I did a fresh installation, As mentioned, my question is with regards to /boot [/dev/sda1]. As per GParted, it says /boot partition has only 243MB ...
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Error creating bootable USB using “cat file.iso > /dev/sdb”

At first, I had this USB flash drive with a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS bootable in it. But now, I want to remove/wipe it and create a new bootable of another OS. First, I tried directly: sudo cat file.iso > ...
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recover from 'sgdisk --zap /dev/sda' (destroy GPT structures but leave MBR intact)

I just wanted to converted an old computer to an image using Clonezilla disk-to-image, but it failed because of something about GPT and MBR partition tables. But the disk contained only an install of ...
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How do I add a partition (specifically swap) to my raid0 laptop setup?

EDIT: yes, gparted was the (in hindsight obvious) answer I foolishly didn't create swap space when I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows on my Acer laptop with 2 SSDs preconfigured as raid0. Now I ...
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MBR shows only 0x44 and cannot write anything to disk (MSata)

I cannot load my Windows or Linux installation anymore (Operating System not found error) after some windows updates (without me noticing), rebooting in Linux, and powering off due to battery drain. I ...
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Using a Partition located BEFORE my sda7 partition

I recently set up a dual boot on my laptop, with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. However, I did something remarkably stupid and made the Ubuntu partition only 30GB large. I like to use Ubuntu for my ...
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Ubuntu Recovery - Error: This recovery media only functions on Ubuntu systems

I bought a ThinkPad L450 with FreeDOS. Installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 and things did not seem right - I could not install Firefox from the Software Centre because it kept giving me this error regarding ...
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How to change EFI partition from ext4 to fat32

OK so it was 1 in the morning and I was trying to install the new Kali rolling, and the last time I installed Kali Linux I didn't remember exactly how I did the partitioning. So naturally I made a ...
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Fresh Ubuntu Install Won't Boot

I feel a little dumb for having to ask question to what will probably turn out to be a simple answer, but I have been pulling hairs over this for a few days. I am trying to set up an Ubuntu system for ...
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Install full Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS in a 64Gb USB 3.0 drive with NTFS side partition for windows compatibility

I want to partition a 64Gb USB 3.0 drive to have a full ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS installation in one 48Gb ext2 partition and a common NTFS partition with 16Gb to be accessed by windows and ubuntu without ...
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Installing ubuntu on an external 1TB hard drive. I want 500gb for storage and 500gb for ubuntu

Like the title I want 500GB to go ubuntu and 500GB to go to external storage as in I want to put files from windows to the external hard drive as well. Is this possible? If so how should I approach ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't detect Windows 10 on a Macbook Pro

This is my situation: I've a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 and I've installed only Windows 10 on it (no OSX at all). I want to install Ubuntu in dual-boot so I've created an USB bootable device, but when it ...
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Dual booting Linux with Windows 10

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2. The specs are the following: Intel i7 Processor (2.6 GHz) 225GB SSD, 25GB Hard drive Windows 10 8GB RAM I want to dual boot a good version of Ubuntu. I had the following ...
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What is the best way to extend by Ubuntu partition while decreasing the space of the Windows partition?

Should I do it within Ubuntu, within Windows, or using a bootable stick? What software should I use? And does it go like this?: Shrink Windows partition Extend Ubuntu partition with free space ...
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Unable to boot into windows after installing Ubuntu, two hard drives

I just installed Ubuntu onto a second hard drive of mine. I also chose it as the location for the bootloader. Now when I turn on the computer, it goes straight to Ubuntu, no GRUB no nothing, and I had ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 is not in Boot Manager

I have a problem with Ubuntu 15.10 I have in my computer windows 10. Some days ago i decided to install Ubuntu in partition so i can have both in the same hard drive. The problem is that i cant get ...
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Need to rescue Encrypted Hard disk, ubuntu not booting

I'm having trouble booting my ubuntu 14.04, i have set a administrator password for BIOS which appears at startup. once i enter that the system is supposed to go to the screen that shows the password ...
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Uncompression error - System halted. Boot repair didn-t work

It has been a week trying to repair Ubuntu. It doesn't boot. I started getting "error: environment block too small" or "error. file normal.mod not found" or "error: invalid arch-independent ELF ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu in my partitioned laptop

I have a problem and I'm not sure how to proceed. I want to reinstall Ubuntu because I fucked up so bad that it's the easiest way to go. My laptop is partitioned, half Ubuntu 15, half Windows 10. ...
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I created symlinks between windows and ubuntu (ext4) partitions, and I think it's causing havoc, how do I hunt them down and remove them?

I want to remove all symlinks between my ntfs and ext4 partitions. Is there a simple way to find them, and then remove them? I am using windows 7 and 14.04. I believe I used them to force my dropbox ...
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Installed ubuntu on USB and want to resize the main partition

I installed ubuntu using the default settings on my USB 3 flash drive... but later on I found that it partitioned only 14GB for ubuntu main partition (dev/sdc2)243MB for /boot mountpoint,dev/sdc1 ...
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loop problem while installing Ubuntu 14.04.3 Server onto existing preformatted disk

I'm setting up a toy environment using Ubuntu 14.04.3 Server and I am using an old external hard disk. (Internally, on my MacBook Pro, I have a dual-boot setup with OSX and Ubuntu Desktop.) The ...
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Resized Primary Partition, Filesystem Size Not Updating

I moved and resized by /boot primary partition using gparted. sudo parted /dev/sda print Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 256MB 255MB primary ext2 ...
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What is the difference in using cp and dd when cloning USB sticks?

I found that there are at least two methods to clone a USB stick: (with /dev/sdb as the source while /dev/sdc the target) Cloning with cp: sudo cp /dev/sdb /dev/sdc Cloning with dd: sudo dd ...
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Fix root partition after resize

My only hard drive has 9 partitions. Inside the extended one, Ubuntu used to be in sda8. I decided to delete a data partition and resize Ubuntu to make it bigger. I used a live USB to resize the root ...
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for the first time, my hard drive won't boot windows

This is one of my first posts, so forgive me if I do not off as specific as I want to be. Yesterday, I tired to play my hand with Ubuntu by attempting to have a duel-booted Ubuntu 14.04 LTS/windows ...