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

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btrfs - did I just turn RAID1 into RAID10?

I set up a btrfs partition using two 3 TB drives in RAID 1: $ mkfs.btrfs -m raid1 -d raid1 /dev/sdd /dev/sde $ mount /dev/sdd /media/media Copied a bunch of data onto the partition, with the ...
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Accessing other HDDs ubuntu server CLI

This is quite possibly the most basic question ever asked on this forum, but I can't find an answer anywhere. I have installed Ubuntu Server on a HDD and installed two additional HDDs for file ...
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Grub rescue; “no such device” error happens Intermittently

I have three storage devices: ⠀/dev/sda/, an SSD with Windows 8 installed on it (NTFS) ⠀/dev/sdb/, an HDD with a single NTFS partition on it that is shared ⠀/dev/sdc/, an SSD with Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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What UNIX codes do I need to extend my Ubuntu partition

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 through VMware Player from Win.7. I Want to extend Ubuntu partition by adding to it the Unallocated 11Gb space next to it. Gparted from LiveCD does not work, because it ...
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Completely remove the broken installation and merge its partition [duplicate]

I have 2 bootable installations, one of them is broken, meaning I can't boot it but it does appear in the boot menu. I want to completely remove the broken one and merge its partition with the my ...
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Need acess to partions

I had installed windows xp on my macbook with the intent to transfer over games i had downloaded, within realizing grub is no longer with us, may he rest in peace. I then downloaded software for ...
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Help needed with deleting a Ubuntu partition

I have a question about my partitioning. Some months ago my laptop crashed, so I decided to put Ubuntu on it. Because I had some experience with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I choose to create a dual-boot with ...
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Need help partitioning a hard disk on a fresh install of ubuntu server [closed]

Coming from a windows background I am fining myself overwhelmed by the massive amount of totally different resources available when it comes to learning Linux... I have a fresh install of ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu partitioning and installation error, due to bad HDD sector(s)

I have a 320GB HDD, which I have formatted, since it ran windows7 earlier. Now I see, that the HDD is bad in c:, so I concluded this because, Ubuntu gave me an error, that this drive is bad at some ...
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Triple boot win7,Ubuntu,Kali [closed]

I am running window7 and Ubuntu 13.10 together. I'd like to also have Kali linux installed.Despite I did the installation of both OS , I am not a veteran in this subject , I dont know where to start ...
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How to mount multiple folders to same hard disk?

I have a microserver from hp and got a SSD, which I planned to use for the OS (Ubuntu Server 12.04), while two more harddisk should run in RAID 1. People recommended me that during installation of ...
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installing the OS twice on same hard disk drive

I plan to install Ubuntu 13.10 twice on the same HDD. The reason is each installed OS will have filesystem tweaks different from the other. Below is my plan: First primary (bootable) partition will ...
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How to fix overlapped partitions in the MBR table?

My Ubuntu installed on PC is stucked at boot screen. So, I tried to install anew, but partition table is shown empty at installation wizard. I learned that my partitions overlapped. I found this link ...
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Ubuntu Installer doesn't recognize my partitions

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 along with Win8.1. The problem here is Ubuntu installer does not recognize any of my partitions and shows my whole hdd space as unallocated. That is the case with ...
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Not Able To Install Ubuntu With Windows 7

First of all sorry if this question seams repeated I am a rookie, I tried many links but not able to do that is not working in my case. On my laptop currently Windows 7 is installed and I want to ...
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Possible to mount an Eye-Fi Mobi card on Ubuntu?

I just took delivery on an Eye-Fi Mobi SD card. When I stick it in the SD slot on my laptop, the kernel says that there's no partition table and it basically can't find anything. When I run fdisk on ...
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How to create more partitions od USB flash drive?

I want to ask how to create more partitions od USB flash drive? and if is it possible under ubuntu. Will I be able to boot a live distribution from created partition? which tool should I use, I was ...
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What partitions belongs where?

I am using Windows 7, and I have been using Linux Mandriva. I am now switching to Ubuntu, and I forgot to format all the partitions from Mandriva (ext4 partitions) before installing Ubuntu. So right ...
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Resizing media Partition, safe?

I recently switched to Ubuntu 12.04. I have two storage drives, my SSD with Ubuntu and the root filesystem installed on it, and my 1TB HDD with movies and other large data files. I wiped the SSD on ...
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Installing new internal hard drive with Ubuntu. Hard drive and logical name show up with sudo lshw -C disk, but receive an I/O error when using fdisk [closed]

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a brand new internal hard drive using a USB install. Using lshw -C disk I'm able to see that my computer recognizes the hard drive is connected. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ...
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How to clone a dual boot system to an SSD in my case?

I've purchased a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (which comes with magician, the clonning software for samsung). I was willing to clone my (C:) partition (166.44GiB) and my ubuntu (12.04) partition(s) to the ...
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How can I recover my data after formatting ubuntu with ubuntu?

I blew up everything while installing ubuntu 13.04 in a machine with ubuntu 12.04 installed in it. I erased the whole data accidentally. I had a separate space called backup in older OS. Having ...
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Partitioning: Shrink Ubuntu (extended), Expand Windows

I have backups up everything, but I'm still uneasy about the process and would like confirmation. I'd rather do this one time correctly. I want to shrink /dev/sda6/ by 200GB and reallocate it to ...
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Can't apply partition table on pen drive and create partition

I have pen drive that shows unloacted.I have tried many tools as gparted,fdisk,gpart,testdisk etc. but i can't make it usable. Here is my test results: Fdisk: $ sudo fdisk -l .... Disk /dev/sdc: ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 error

I installed Wubi a little while ago to try out Ubuntu and I really like it so I decided to make a partition and install 13.10 fully. When I booted from my USB with 13.10 and tried installing it using ...
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Install Linux next to Window after reserved Linux SSD is broken

I have (or had) two disks in my laptop: a SSD, where I had Ubuntu installed, and a HDD, where 50% was used for Windows 8 and the other half for lvm2 used in Linux. However, unfortunately my SSD is ...
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Gparted merge unallocated space to ext4 partition

Here I want to merge unallocated space to ext4 partition. But during running in Ubuntu it is not allowed. Am I right? It has key picture. I must do that Ubuntu DVD booting from it and selecting try ...
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Partitioning Hard drive

I will be converting from WindowsXP to Ubuntu in a couple weeks. During the installation process, will 12.04.4 ask me what size of the partition I want to create? Is it necessary to create a ...
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Setting up the GRUB for future use

What I am currently working on is trying to set up my partitions/ grub to eventually dual-boot. Currently for partitions, I have: the Ubuntu partition, mounted to '/', also flagged 'boot' a second, ...
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How to install windows after installing ubuntu on the whole drive

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on the whole hard disk and now want to install windows 8 to get a dual boot. At the end, I want to have 3 primary partitions, one of 70 GB in which Ubuntu is installed, ...
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Ubuntu can't see my Windows 7 ! and the Disk Drive is UNALLOCATED?

I have a Fujitsu laptop and I can't install Ubuntu because Ubuntu cannot find the Partitions of my Disk Drive! It said "UNALLOCATED" of my Disk Drive "500 GB", and no partition appears. But I actually ...
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Extended partition

I am not allowed to have more than 4 partitions.During installing Ubuntu I am not allowed to have swap area because of this problem.What should I do?
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Installing Ubuntu while dealing with partitions (Windows XP)

I want to switch over to Ubuntu from XP. I looked at my C: drive and noticed the it is divided into 3 sections. My antiquated floppy drive, (at least I think that is correct) C drive, a an unknown ...
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changing sdb5 to sda6 after dd to new partition

I made up a fresh ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an external HD. /grub / /swap I do this so that I don't have to waste time looking for drivers, config etc, and I can just dd is to my mac book pro in ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, I have the following issue: I have Windows 7 x64, with three partitions: C: for system files and such (100 GB), D: for games, photos, stuff like that (320 GB) and U:, which I ...
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How to remove encryption from volume during installation

I'm currently in the process of installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 onto a fresh build. I have two 3TB hard drives that I'd like to run in software RAID 1, and was following this tutorial. During ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside, 13.04. Potential boot loader issues

Below is an image of my hard drive partitions as they exist currently. /dev/sda4 is Windows 8 /dev/sda9 is Ubuntu 13.04 /dev/sda5 is where I plan to install 13.10 as I am currently not using it ...
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How to get Ubuntu 13.10 to recognise Windows 8.1 during install

Current system: I have installed Windows 8.1, and would like some guidance on installing Ubuntu so that the system is dual boot. My drive looks like the following, (after installing Windows) on ...
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Setting up a dual boot environment for Ubuntu and Windows 7

I just switched over to Ubuntu 13.10 as my main OS and quickly realised that there are some applications that I need to run under Windows and for some reason or another can't use VirtualBox for. ...
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error mounting ubunitu on windows partition, windows 7 hibernated [duplicate]

im a new user of ubuntu, im using edubuntu 12.10, i hibernated my windows 7 OS and is crashed, so i want to access the windows partition bt when i try, i get an error saying: Error mounting /dev/sda2 ...
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I updated from 13.04 to 13.10, and now Ubuntu won't boot at all

I think something must have gone wrong with the update process from 13.04 to 13.10, as I now have duplicate entries for each option in my boot menu when I turn on my computer. When I attempt to boot ...
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After upgrade, No boot

I recently tried to upgrade 12.04 LTS to 12.10 after which my machine (which is dual booted with windows 7) refused to boot to the new install/upgrade. Long story short: I subsequently re-installed ...
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Can't Create Second NTFS Partition

I have an older Windows XP Media Center Edition computer. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it as a second OS. I have a 100Gb hard drive and I wanted to create 3 partitions on it. One 45gb partition for ...
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Dual-Boot Installation Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 64 bit

So I've been spending tons of hours on this issue, nothing has been able to give me an exact result and I don't have a ton more time to spend on this issue. I have a Lenovo Y580 with a 64gb SSD and ...
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Is my BIOS RAID 1 set up correctly (Gparted warning message)?

I have set up a RAID 1 configuration on Click BIOS II running on a MSI motherboard (Z77A-G43). It uses two 2TB hard drives of equal sizes. After setting up the BIOS settings, I had the option to ...
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Increasing partition ubuntu partition size [duplicate]

I have looked at multiple questions similar to mine but they didn't help me, I am going ahead and asking my own. I have done things like running the df command and viewing my partition through ...
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May I install Ubuntu and Debian sharing the same swap memory? [duplicate]

I want to install Debian and Ubuntu in the same disk with different partitions. I also have a windows partition. The question is if I could install Ubuntu and Debian sharing the same swap memory or ...
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Install Windows 8 after Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I have installed on my laptop Ubuntu 13.10 and now, for needs of the job, I have to install alongside Ubuntu the Windows 8.1 OS. My problem is that I have a 640 GB hard disk, non-partioned, and thus I ...
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what is vdb partition in this manual

i'm trying to do this manual as it say here but in the DRBD Section it says VDB partition that don't understand what kind of partition is that ??? could any one help !!!
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How should I install ubuntu 13.10 on an unallocated space? [duplicate]

Well this may seem same to existing questions but most of them tell to install Ubuntu along with windows 7 in c drive. I have got an empty partition of 90 GB in which I want to install Ubuntu. I'm ...