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

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EFI/GPT system partion with bootable RAID 1 system installation

I've used the ubuntu server installation image to install onto a RAID 1, which is two disks mirrored for redundancy. My configuration is as follows: /dev/sda - 500GB /dev/sda1 - 1GB, EFI system ...
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Where should I install the boot loader on a second drive?

So I recently installed a second hard drive in my laptop. Previously, I had split 1 hard drive into a windows and ubuntu partition, but after running out of space on each, I installed this new hard ...
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Will dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 + Windows XP work for old Acer Aspire 3690?

I want to do a dual boot of Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04 on a very old Acer Aspire 3690 laptop. Are there any peculiarities of installing Ubuntu with dual boot on Acer Aspire laptops? To be specific, ...
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Help with grub errors after installing cloned partition on new laptop

I just installed a cloned ubuntu partition (using clonezilla) on a new laptop that dual boots windows 7. This machine has far fewer disks and partitions than the old one. I installed EasyBCD in ...
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What to do after clonezilla partition install on new machine? refresh grub? fstab? create swap?

Amazingly, somehow, I... a noob.. successfully restored a cloned linux partition from my old laptop into my new one (and didn't lose windows in the process). Then successfully got to grub2 rescue ...
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How do I recover my deleted Windows partitions while installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 15 on pc with windows on other partition .But due to some problems i down graded to 14.04 so while installtion i installed it on the same partition as my 15 but instead the ...
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Not enough free space to update [duplicate]

I’m very new to Linux and can’t really use the command line well. I’m simply trying to install the latest updates. When I do, I get a ‘not enough free space’ message. I can see in my System ...
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Very BIZARRE trend for accessing Windows 10 partition in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I think this might have something to do with the fact that Windows 10 is still new and there has yet to be an update in Ubuntu to accommodate the following issue. Nevertheless, I think everyone should ...
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Ubuntu will not recogonize windows 10 in dual boot

I'm having an issue with windows 8.1 but now upgraded to windows 10 trying to install the newest edition of Ubuntu 14.04.3 along side my win 10 but it will not recognize the OS at all. Not sure what ...
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grub rescue: no such partition, red screen, no boot

and thanks for taking the time to stop to look at my question. I was trying to move from Ubuntu to Windows 8. I was half asleep when I plugged in the Windows boot USB, and when it said it couldn't ...
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Restoring with DD (i didn't backup it the right way)

so i backed up Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 by going sudo dd if=/dev/sdxx of=/dev/sdef sdyx being the ubuntu partition, sdfe being a USB hard drive. From what i've read, that's not the right way to do it. So ...
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How to Increase Home Folder Size in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I want to expand home partition refers that folder will be full. I've been looking this problem on the internet, it was told to boot over "the gparted live cd/usb", but still can not expand its size. ...
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Expand partition to use free space

I have searched here on this site and others on the web and have tried to expand sda6 after removing several other OS/partitions with GParted... no success. Please guide me to the instructions or ...
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“No media found” bootloader totally messed up

I tried to make a dual boot from ubuntu and windows 10. The thing is, I once tried to do de same thing but with ubuntu and windows 8.1, but things went wrong because of UEFI and I wasn't even able to ...
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Removing Windows XP after installing Ubuntu by liveCD netinstall [duplicate]

I'm new to linux OS so forgive my noobiness. I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows XP computer as a dual partition using the netinstall mini.iso burned to a cd-r. I had issues with unity desktop ...
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Which Are My Linux Partitions? [closed]

I am dual-booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, both installed on separate partitions. I want to reformat my system with the windows 8.1 "Recycle Your PC" feature, but I'd like to first remove the linux ...
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problem with unformatable usb flash

I've a problem with my usb flash, this flash had a bootable sabayon installation on it before, and it worked, but when I write ubuntu 14.10 with startup disk creator on this usb, and tried to install ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on THE SAME PARTITION as my Windows installation. How do I remove one or the other?

When I went through the Ubuntu installation, I figured I would make two partitions and set Ubuntu on that partition; however, when I went through the installation, it wanted to install ALONGSIDE my ...
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Dual Boot Parition Amount Reduction

I have a 111GB unallocated partition from setup of a win10/Ubuntu dual boot. How do I reallocate that unused 111gb back to the C drive? I tried using the Windows Disk Format thing to no avail.
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How much memory asign to the partitions on the instalation?

SORRY MY POOR ENGLISH. Hi, I'm a really noob at ubuntu, I want to install ubuntu in my laptop (500gb , 4gb ram) I alredy have win 7 and I want to keep it with 100gb. here some questions: 1) I'm ...
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Installation ubuntu 14.10 too much partition primary

I was downloaded the Ubuntu 15.04 iso from the oficial site. I was mounted this iso in Windows 8 and I was run wubi. This askme for a size and accept whit 18 GB. Then wubi was downloaded the Ubuntu ...
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GRUB version 2.02 doesn't show Windows boot manager after dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04

I had windows 8 , I dual booted windows with ubuntu 14.04 after a while. Now ubuntu is in partition 1 sda1 and you type this command in Terminal sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition ...
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Gparted unable to resize partition

I am trying to resize my 2.73 TiB partition but I am unable to do so. From what I've found, I will be unable to resize a partition that is in use so I have to boot from CD/USB. There is the main ...
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Windows Manager always overrides Ubuntu

So I Installed Windows 8.1 first and then Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. Things were dandy until yesterday when I tried to boot ubuntu and it automatically went to windows. Tried to go through the bios ...
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How to install Windows alongside preinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI

this is my first time on askubuntu.com, which is just great :) I have to install Windows 8.1 or 10 on my new Dell Inspirion 3543 laptop, which came with preinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI. I've read ...
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List disk partitions

I have installed Ubuntu in a Virtual Hard Disk on Windows (5G). So the problem I have is, the command fdisk -l shows me only the partition table of the Virtual Hard Disk as below: `Device Boot ...
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With fstab, how do I automatically mount an NTFS partition with full permissions for every user?

With the fstab file, how can I mount my /dev/sda3 NTFS partition at boot with full access by any user?
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How to Recover Permanently Deleted File from NTFS Partition?

Due to any reason my Seagate freeagent GO 500 GB hard disk drive failed and completed out of my reach. Having attempted numerous things in the course of recent day and attempting it on various ...
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Ubuntu root partition is filling up so fast

Just a few days ago my Ubuntu server root partition has started filling up so fast. The server is the mail server and runs the DNS for the domain. I have deleted all the big files especially in the ...
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Increasing the size of windows 8 partition [duplicate]

I have HP-envy laptop that came pre-installed with windows 8. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side. At that time I had no intention of using windows at all. So I just kept it to 43 GB. Now simply ...
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Unable to access “windows” [duplicate]

today just when i started installing a new copy of windows 10 on my laptop i realised that i haven't retrieved the windows product key from the hard disk. because of my stupidity i quikly took of the ...
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how do i add a hard drive to my main partition?

I am going to make a small upgrade to my computer, one of my new components is a hard drive. I would like to know how to add this hard drive to my main partition so that when my original hard drive ...
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I'm trying to mount a windows partition but it can't because it's hibernating [duplicate]

So I can't boot into windows, and something's wrong with it so i'm trying to fix it in ubuntu, but i can't do anything with the windows partition because it's unmounted, i can't mount it again either ...
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Installer hangs when selecting full disk encryption

I'm doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04. On the "Installation type" screen, I select "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" and then check "Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security", which causes ...
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Will Partitioning My SSD For Dual Boot Cause A Performance Drop? Tips?

I have a nice laptop (i5, 8gb, 256gbssd) and I want to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Some people and some forms explained that you shouldn't partition an SSD, or the performance will decrease. ...
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Share programs and settings between 12.04 and 14.04

I have 12.04 installed with separate /, /boot and /home partitions. I am looking to install 14.04 without doing the upgrade. I want to keep my settings, software and data so if anything doesn't ...
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How to resize & create exfat partitions on SDCARD

I have an external 64Gb SDCard which I formate to exfat (default) in my smartphone, but I want to reformat it to create 4 x 16Gb exfat partitions using my PC. Gparted and KDE Partition Manager do not ...
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Cant access Windows 7 after dual-booting with Ubuntu

I'm very new to Linux. Recently I tried to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with Windows 7. I burned the Ubuntu ISO to a DVD and booted my PC from there. Prior to this, I shrunk my Windows C: Partition ...
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Recover Data after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on my PC with Windows 7. I had my hard drive with two partitions (C and D), where C was the one with Windows and D with my Files. When I was installing Ubuntu, it asked me ...
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Unable to create bootable drive?

So im not sure if im doing something wrong or if this has to be done in linux itself, but ive been trying for hours with windows to make a bootable usb drive so i can install my other linux OS for my ...
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How do I make space to resize the root (/) partition? No free space on root, cant uninstall software nor update [duplicate]

The main question is how to make space in root (/). After this I want to resize the root partition, this topic can be found on: How to resize partitions? or elsewhere. I'm a little bit confused. No ...
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error mounting external harddrive

I have a partitioned external harddrive, have been able to open it before after checking on here. Now it cannot and just shows Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/anna/Untitled: Command-line ...
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Boot repair ubuntu

So I had lots and lots of troubles installing ubuntu, and now it won't boot from windows 7 nor from ubuntu. Even though I partitioned my C:/ drive and put ubuntu on a seperate partition, keeping ...
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Partitioning after removing Windows from dual boot

I had been dual booting windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 for a while and I have now removed windows 7 and am left with Ubuntu on a single partition recognized by the machine as Partition 3. This is the ...
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Choosing ubuntu version for 10 year old pc [duplicate]

I am going to install Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (Lucid Lynx) on my 10 year old pc. So should I have to install by Desktop CD or Server install CD? And what happens to my partitions while installing ubantu in ...
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Creating Windows Partition and Dual Boot from Stand Alone Ubuntu 14.04

Ok after a few days of searching with no luck, not even help from the volunteers at boot-repair techs. I've decided to post on here and youtube. Here's my situation: Acer Aspire V5-122P 1.0 Ghz AMD A4 ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive with data on it

So I've got 2 hard drives, a 128GB SSD, on which Windows 7 is installed, and a standard 1TB hard drive. Now I want to install Ubuntu. The SSD has only got about 4GB of space left, and I don't really ...
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having trouble installing ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 7 (64 bit)

I'm currently trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 7 (64 bit) but when I followed through the wizard it didn't give me the option to install alongside windows. I then went back into ...
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unable to mount ntfs partition created inside widows 10 [duplicate]

If i try to open any of partition, I get error message in a box. Error mounting /dev/sda8 at /media/viratraaz/Documents: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Possible to backup contents of boot partition, format it and copy contents back to it?

I am trying to install Windows 8 on an iMac (mid 2010 model). The iMac already has Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it which I intend to keep. So basically I would like to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. ...