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

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Ubuntu 16.04 does not start after installation next to Windows 7

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“physical block size is 2048 bytes, but Linux says it is 512” when formatting a usb stick after using it as installation media

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Can I download and install into another ubuntu partition?

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Move all files from the partition where Ubuntu installed to another partition

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Installer offers ext2 as a filesystem for main partition in Ubuntu Server 16.04

I'm installing Ubuntu Server 16.04. When it comes to the partitioning after using the "guided LVM" option Ubuntu will offer the following filesystems for the partitions: ext4 for root swap for swap (...
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Install Ubuntu on Hard drive and GRUB on USB

I would like to install ubuntu 16.04 on Hard drive, but I want to keep windows 7. What I want is to install ubuntu on a partition of the HDD, but I want it only to boot if I plug in USB Drive, and if ...
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Can't install Ubuntu after trying to install fedora

I tried to install fedora on my laptop and it didn't work. Now I'm trying to install Ubuntu but I can't because there's some weird partition group I can get rid of. Please help someone :(
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Ubuntu acting slow. Does size of partition affect performance? If yes how do i make the partition bigger. If no then how do I make it less laggy [closed]

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Putting /home on a second hard drive [duplicate]

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Where to download param partition image for Meizu Pro5?

I have a damaged "param" partition on my Meizu Pro 5 ubuntu edition. I am now in recovery mode. a TWRP 3.0 adb enabled. My param partition (a small 4M) (/dev/sda21) got wiped. Can someone tell me: ...
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Mount partition with grub

thanks for responding this question I have a multiboot config with Windows and Ubuntu and i want to edit the config of the grub to unmount the Ubuntu partitions if Windows is chosen, and if is ...
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Swap partition is not being used completely [closed]

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Will erasing ubuntu and reinstalling affect both disks?

I'm planning on upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 lts to 16.04 lts. I've got 14.04 installed on my SSD, and my files are kept on HDD. My question is, will erasing and reinstalling ubuntu with liveCD erase ...
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Shrinking ext4 partition on command line

would it be possible on a running system to shrink ext4 partition and create another partition on the available free space such as it is done in Gparted? I want to shrink /dev/sdb1 which isn't a ...
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Why am I still unable to run a script on NTFS partitions after remount with suitable perssimions?

I use a mobile hard disk in ubuntu and I want to run scripts on the disk. At first, the permission is denied. Therefore, I followed the advices in this answer How do I use 'chmod' on an NTFS (...
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How to partition hard drive where already Ubuntu 16.04 is installed

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 in my whole laptop space. But right now , i have a requirement to install Windows in the same laptop. And since i am trying to install windows side by side with this ...
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Installation of any distro fails with grub error

I have PC with 5 disks. Primary is Windows 10, UEFI, GPT. And now I wanted to install a Ubuntu to another disk. So I installed by following partition scheme: /dev/sdb - msdos(no GPT partition) 300GB ...
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Gparted cannot increase or decrease the size when resizing a partition [duplicate]

I am trying to resize my partition on Gparted, but I can't increase or decrease the size of partition, here is a screenshot Screenshot What is wrong with it ?
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not able to boot and diagnostic test gives error code 2000-0142

on dell inspiron ubuntu 14 was installed but today the os was not able to boot. I tried diagnostic tools provided in dell which ran Hard disk test and gave error code 2000-0142 and status 79. I tried ...
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how to set swap space of double the ram during installation?

I am having serious problems with my administrator password which I am still dealing with with not much help from here, anyway, after I am done with this I plan to reinstall 14.04 LTS (since the ...
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Can't shrink Ubuntu partition Gparted ERROR (238277632K 00:00:05)

I am using 'Gparted live USB' and I receive the error log (below) when I try and shrink my Ubuntu partition. I don't know what the error means or what is causing it. I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16....
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Change back to Windows [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Windows back on my computer. But when I boot from my USB containing windows and I come to the point to format my drive, I can't because it's not in a NTFS format or something. ...
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Re-install Window

Continuing the rise of Window Hey guys, as I had asked you before about my situation that Ubuntu killed Window when automatically installed. After some instruction and searching, I finally ...
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Fsck failed with error code 4 after Ubuntu update

one day ago, I updated my old Ubuntu laptop with Ubuntu 15.10 to Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xersus. The whole process went fine, but when the computer shut down because of a lack of battery, it didn't ...
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Can't extend root partition

I realize this question has been asked several times, but it's never answered so I have to start a new thread as I'm not yet allowed to comment on other's posts. I have booted from a gparted.iso and ...
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How to Install Ubuntu Server without swap?

I have a 256GB solid state drive on which I plan on installing Xen and a few VMs. For the host (dom0), I want to use Ubuntu Server 16.04 and have it take up as little space as reasonably possible. ...
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Problems with a partition

I have a physical HDD partitioned in the following way: 1) Partition 1 = Ext4 - Linux (Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS) OS. 2) partition 2 = Swap Area. 3) Partition 3 = NTFS - My data (music, videos, ...
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Mounting a windows partition: worked once now cant access [duplicate]

I have a hard disk from a windows 8 machine that I am trying to recover some documents from. I plugged the drive into my ubuntu laptop and could easily access the files on the windows partition (...
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Virtual HDD of an Ubuntu 14.04 VM gets read-only

I work with VirtualBox. The host system is Windows 7m the guest -- Ubuntu 14.04. Some time ago I extended the HDD of the VM from 10 to 20 GB. Don't know, if it relates to the issue, but it was the ...
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Disk Partitioning in Ubuntu

I am trying to follow Linux from Scratch at this step, where I am creating another partition on a disk. I am new to disk partitioning through linux. I installed my Ubuntu OS as a dual boot with ...
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Too many Primary partitions (MBR) after installing Ubuntu

I am using a Sony (sve15118fnb) laptop. Recently I installed windows 10 and decided to dual boot it with Ubuntu. The disk uses MBR partition table, so the maximum number of primary partitions allowed ...
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how to recover my HDD partitions by ubuntu 16.04

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converting a usb ntfs drive to ext3/4?

I currently have 3 external USB drives in NTFS mounted to my Ubuntu box that i just took off my windows box. Looking to permanently convert them to a Nix partition but i dont have the spare hard drive ...
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Broken boot after increasing disk size

My ubuntu server will not boot after I increased the disk size. I'm still very new to using/troubleshooting linux/ubuntu and im not entirely sure how I have managed to break the boot/grub so ...
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Cannot boot on windows 10 anymore and partition error

I installed ubuntu yesterday and had a lot of trouble in managing to start it up. Now it's working but I can seem to access to my windows 10 partition anymore, here is how it turned out : I ...
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What uses the space in my Ubuntu home partition?

I'm new to Ubuntu (14.04) and can't understand a simple (probably) thing. When I look at System Monitor it shows this line which says that I'm using 16Gb of the full 30Gb capacity But if I do /home ...
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Increase Ubuntu 16.04 partition

I few weeks ago I gave a try to Ubuntu 16.04, I installed it alongside Windows with about 20GB of storage. However, now I'm running out of space, can't get rid of Windows and I'm very new in this. ...
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Dual boot Lubuntu install not going well. (on old P4 w/ xp)

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How to “dismount” an active partition from Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS and I have a physical hard drive with 4 partitions: 1) The main Ubuntu system partition (Ext4), 2) The interchange area, 3) My data partition (NTFS), and 4) The ...
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Shortage of free space on my hard disk

I was wrong in formatting my hard disk. I have around 1 GB of 14 GB, free on "filesystem" ('/' directory), but 471 GB free on "Home" (/home) I can do about it?
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How to find lost disk space while switching from ubuntu to windows?and how to run windows normally after then?

I had installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Desktop (64-bit)) and I had one partition only and lost all the data I had before...then I switched to windows vista and I resized the partitions by deleting them and ...
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Resize partition using Gparted

I want to resize my primary partition using Gparted, but due to the lock I am not able to do so: I would be grateful if someone tells me how to get rid of the lock so that I can resize this ...
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Does 16.04 default install overwrite only one or all harddisk? How about LVM?

I am planning to install Ubuntu 16.04 on the first disk of a system with multiple harddisks (and Ubuntu 14.04 in an encrypted LVM setup on the second disk). When I start the installation and am ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox without deleting Windows

This may seem like a dumb question, but on this screen: of the Ubuntu installation, if I select the first option, "erase disk and install Ubuntu", it should only affect the portion of the disk ...
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Windows Installation ISO via Grub2 Error?

I have Grub2 installed on a USB drive with multiple boot options and partitions. I have also ran out of primary partitions. My second partition is FAT32 and Grub2 lives there, it is also where also ...