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

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Can't mount /boot/efi partition under install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on a IBM server x3550 M4 with ServerRAID (RAID1) but I have a few problems. Under the partition menu I get this error. We have used Ubuntu before on our IBM ...
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How to do Optimization of partition for small files ? (8-12 Kb)

I have to save my SELECT from database info for every company in files, size of every file ~8-9 Kb. Amount ~ 2000 000. 300 000 files it's approx - 2.2 Gb of HDD space. So I have to use a lot of free ...
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Xubuntu 16.04: fstab won't mount “/root” entry

A week ago, I installed Xubuntu 16.04 and supposed to mount a partition(/dev/sda3) for root's home (/root). Here is my fstab looks like: # / was on /dev/sda5 during installation ...
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Ubuntu Can`t Boot After Failing To Install

This is my situation: I had in my hard drive two operating systems: Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin. Using a bootable USB stick, I created another partition to install in it the ...
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Do SSDs care about the beginning and the end of space?

Every time I install a distro and creat a partition, the partitioning utility give an option to locate the partition location whether in the beginning of space or in the end of space. And a friend of ...
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How much hard drive space should I allocate to Ubuntu for a 1tb hard drive?

I was given a 1tb hard drive and I want to place ubuntu since I would have to start using it for school and I have 16 GB ram. I want to allocate the entire drive for ubuntu since I don't need the ...
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Failing GRUB installation and Boot-repair

Here is my earlier issue: Booting issue & Boot-Repair not working Despite of possible hard drive problems I have tried to install Linux Mint to my laptop via USB (Linux Mint because I'm not aware ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't warn about low boot partition size

I've installed Ubuntu on a system where Windows 10 is already installed. Since I wanted an encrypted partition, I used the "something else" option and set up an encrypted partition and a boot ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on USB - “Failed to create system file”

NEVERMIND~ Before I start, I am completely new to Ubuntu and the terminal commands used. I only know a few from what I have tried. I have been working on trying to install Ubuntu on a 31GB flash ...
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Add grub menu for OS X

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop on my MacBook Pro, and cannot boot OS X now. My disk partition table is: Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sda1 40 409639 409600 ...
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Can't access Windows Partition anymore - No permissions

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 alongsite Windows 10. I was able to access Windows partition without any problems since today, after rebooting my compyter I can't access it anymore. A pop-up shows up ...
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Being started of Ubuntu [closed]

I am a new comer of Linux. I went into the official website of Linux and it recommends me to use Ubuntu. And I have some questions about Ubuntu. Is Ubuntu free of charge? Now I am using Windows, do ...
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Easybcd not detecting Linux Grub

Firstly, I'm an amateur (read novice). I "successfully" (that was the message) installed ubuntu ion my windows 10 system. However, Grub was not detected either at startup or by Easybcd and in ...
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Ubuntu does not reconize other Distro's on my Computor

strong text I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 along side of Mint 17.3. Gparted Say's there is no other operating system on my Machine? What do I do now? Thank you.
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Bad sectors and partitions

I had windows 10, tried changing into Ubuntu, saw the error I/O, did some reading and used the command in How to run a checkdisk? sudo badblocks -nsv /dev/[device-partition] > bad-blocks It ran ...
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How can I fix overlapping partitions ?

How can I fix this, Here is my fdisk -l -u /dev/sda output: Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 ...
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Partitioning - What mounting points are needed? [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux OS. About a week ago, I stared reading about Linux, even I've installed one (I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 but i needed to install something else - overheating problems. And I installed ...
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any help with this … that is the second time for this to appear , ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

unable to access 529 GB Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/ahmad/01D1065EFB83B3E0: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sda3" ...
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Dual boot windows7 no GRUB goes straight to Linux

I know this is a common issue with many posts about it but can't find any with same scenario. I have 2 hard disks (SATA + SSD). I installed and had Windows 7 running in the SSD one that (I found ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu after unsuccessfully uninstalling

I uninstalled Ubuntu via "How-to-Geek" instructions, but upon completion my boot menu is gone and I can only boot the simple "grub" command line. Booting to my Live USB with Ubuntu works though (I am ...
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Updating Ubuntu from otherside of partition

Ubuntu is my OS of choice, however I seem to missing firmware--restore didn't help. It won't detect USB, it won't turn on the wireless card, and sound doesn't play. Right now I'm online through a ...
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Installing games to other drive

still pretty new to Ubuntu. I have a 22.2 GB SSD and a 250 GB SSD. Ubuntu and boot stuff is mounted to the little SSD. I think. Now I want to play Skyrim, and PlayOnLinux gets me pretty far into the ...
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Problems with Maas and LVM's across mutiple drives

I'm trying to use ubuntu 14.04 MAAS to provision a system and am having some issues. The end goal I am after is: 1 x 64Gb SSD with a boot partition, a root partition, an lxc partition and a swap ...
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Creating A Bootable Partition On USB Drive

Hi have a USB drive with data already on it. Its 64Gb so unfortunately, Im not able to move/ transfer it easily. Is there a way to make a new partition on the USB disk and make that new partition, ...
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Help manual partitioning for installing ubuntu alongside win 7

I have windows7 installed on c drive . It has 5 gb free.There're other 2 drives. D with 110 gb free. E with 298 free. What is a sensible way to do manual partitioning to run ubuntu alongside with win ...
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Boot without password, but still have encrypted partitions

I'm trying to set up a server with encrypted (and non-encrypted) partitions, but would prefer not to need physical access to reboot it (it being a server and all). Is there a way to set up the ...
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Seagate SSHD drive dual boot dilemma

I've got a question regarding dual boot using Seagate SSHDs. My computer specs are: MoBo: AsRock 980DE3/U3S3 CPU: AMD FX-6300 3,5 GHz 64-bit Non-Overclocked GPU: AMD Radeon R7 360 Sapphire Nitro ...
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Help uninstalling Ubuntu LTS

First of all, I'm sorry if this specific question has been addressed, but I couldn't find all of the details I needed in other questions. I have Windows 10 installed on my C drive and Ubuntu LTS ...
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Unable to Partition Software RAID 0 array with 16.04 Server + Z170 Skylake, ACPI Exception in log

I'm trying to do a clean install of 16.04 on some new hardware, and I'm unable to partition/install onto a RAID 0 array. Motherboard: AsRock Z170 Fatal1ty ITX/ac (SATA devices set to AHCI, also tried ...
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Filesystem/RAID configuration to stripe/mirror three hard drives

I have 3 HDDs in my workstation: 1.5 TB (drive "A") 2TB (drive "B") 4TB (drive "C") I am doing a fresh install of 16.04. I would like to find a filesystem/RAID configuration that allows me to ...
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Request Help in Resizing partitions in the installation of Linux Distro Lubantu 15.10

I am new to Linux. I have a Toshiba Satellite M45-S265 with windows Vista home 32 bit installed. I made a live boot CD with Linux Distro (Lubantu 15.10 i386.iso). I booted into Linux and it asked to ...
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what is right way to partition drive for fresh Ubuntu install?

I am trying to install fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 LTS and when i use gparted to check how the disk is partitioned, i see that is the alert button on the partition containing grub During ...
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Partitions in Windows/Ubuntu

I created a partition in Windows 7 in anticipation of installing Ubuntu 16.04 to run as dual boot system. While installing the OS I chose the automatic option instead of the DIY path. Both OS's are ...
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Unable to mount second hard drive [duplicate]

I have a machine with two hard drives. One hard drive is dual-boot, and has both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 installed. The other hard drive is reserved for storage. Until recently, this storage hard ...
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is my flash drive broken?

I have usb flash drive which is not recognized when plugged in two of my pcs . Here is what happens when i plug the drive: [ 1809.142270] usb 2-3: New USB device found, idVendor=058f, idProduct=1234 ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 and Mint 17.3 sharing home partition

On my Lenovo G780 laptop I want to use Linux Mint 17.3 and Kubuntu 16.04. Under Linux Mint I set up a home partition before. Now I additionally installed Kubuntu in a separate partition. I would like ...
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How to install windows along with Ubuntu with shared data

My Laptop has a 1 TB hard disk. I have 3 partitions. 30 GB bootable ext4. 9 GB swap. 961 GB ext4. I have 74.9% of data (242 free) in partition 3. I want to install windows (dualboot) in a new ...
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How to fix Unknown Partition in GParted

This problem happened when I try to resize my /dev/sda2 size (from 35 to 20 GB) and move the free space to /dev/sda5 (data) using GParted. Unfortunately the GParted is force closed. When I tried to ...
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When installing 16.04 LTS, the only partition option is iSCSI

Running into an issue while installing 16.04. Currently have a 14.04 server running, and installation had no issue. However, I am now trying to do a clean install from USB for 16.04 on all the same ...
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Change partition size from Windows

I've got Ubuntu installed along with Windows 7. I want to make Ubuntu's partition bigger since now it's my main OS. I lost the USB stick I used to install it, so I'm wondering if it is possible to ...
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Booting Ubuntu from 2nd Hard drive

I Just bought a Refurbished Dell precision M6600, Which has two 700GB 7200RPM Hard Drives. Windows is Installed on the first, Ubuntu on the second (Along with Swap Partition). Everytime I've done this ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition now cannot get past Grub Rescue

I deleted my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7, and when I boot my computer it says: error: unknown file system Entering rescue mode... Grub rescue> Now I can enter commands. I googled a lot of ...
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Need to reinstall/repair after backup from 14 to 15.10

My Ubuntu broke when I was upgrading to 15.10. I can still boot it up and login but only in console mode. startx brings up a broke desktop environment. sudo apt-get upgrade etc does not work either. ...
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hard drive doesn't appear as device

I have an Acer Aspire R11 combination Laptop / Tablet. It has a 32 Gb harddrive with a few partitions. Windows 8.1 is installed on it. I recently had an issue with partitioning. I decided to use an ...
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How to align a Nvme SSD partiotion after installation? [duplicate]

I've install Ubuntu 16.04 in a Nvme SSD,but I found the partion 6 isn't aligned automatically through parted command: sudo parted /dev/nvme0n1 (parted) align-check optimal 6 6 not aligned This ...
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Deleted Windows and data doesn't save when restarting

I am a newbie so I have no idea what to do :p I deleted windows when installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS from a usb and I clicked on format Hard drive and install ubuntu (or something like that). And ...
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Reinstall grub to “/” (encrypted) possible? And to make it primary?

After many many years out of linux, I decided to install Ubuntu 16.04 on a spare HDD I had. My system has 3 HDDs: sata0 -> 3TB Chameleon Boot Loader / Mac OS X [sda] sata1 -> 3TB winloader / win7 ...
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Grub2 missing partitions. Fix? [duplicate]

I recently made a post because Grub wasn't finding the partition (Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition?). I assumed this was because I was trying to boot externally, via ...
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How do snap packages affect root partition size in 16.04?

I've read that snap packages are bigger because they contain all of their library dependencies. I normally make separate / and /home partitions. For a fresh install of 16.04, should I make / bigger ...
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Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition? [duplicate]

I have recently installed grub on my internal hard drive. I have swapped out my hard drive with an solid state drive. I am attempted to boot to my original hard drive (the one with grub installed to ...