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

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2nd HDD as a RAID 1 Mirror on a Existing Ubuntu Server

Can any one point me in the right direction as to how I can add a additional HDD as a RAID 1 to my existing Ubuntu Server which works flawlessly. My present set up is that I have 2 HDD on my Ubuntu ...
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Recovery Partition in Windows 8 hogging space

Ok, I am trying Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I have used Ubuntu briefly when I had Win7 but that was many many years ago, and went by a lot easier. The issue I'm having is that Windows 8.1 has a ...
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How to make ubuntu install avoid bad blocks? [duplicate]

I know this may be a duplicate, but I think my case is unique enough to warrant another question. I have a 320gb 7200 rpm hdd with the last half of the disk basically perfect, but the first half has ...
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Recover a mbox file from a overwritten btrfs partition

I had 14.04 on a hard drive using btrfs as the file system. One morning, the file system randomly failed and I couldn't boot into it anymore. I loaded up a live CD and extracted all the files I needed ...
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Uninstall or delete?

I currently have installed on my hdd 2 versions of ubuntu: 12.04 with which I'm currently working and 14.04. The last along with all my previous files etc is located in a partitioned space. The reason ...
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PC won't start. Partition error

I installed ubuntu, but due to some unfortunate problems the installation got interupted, now my lap is not opening. It wont load Windows and shows this message, Error: no such partition Grub ...
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24GB SSD Large HDD Partitioning

First, I've read the recommended Q/As, so please don't mark this duplicate without a close reading. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 to the SSD, along with a swap partition. (there will not be any other ...
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Make NTFS automount even more “auto”

I have dual boot Ubuntu/Windows. I have one relatively small NTFS partition for Win, one ext4 for Ubuntu and one big NTFS for data that's shared between the systems. I like that the NTFS partitions ...
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How to install Windows 7 in a PC running Ubuntu 14?

I moved to Ubuntu 14 and love everything about it, that is of course until I recently got a job. It has a strict Windows 7 eco system. they do everything there and I personally am saddened but I need ...
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Windows 7 not detected in Ubuntu installation (I know it's a repeated query)

I have an HP Pavilion G6 laptop with 500GB hard drive. I had formatted the drive to overwrite with zeros. Then I installed Windows 7 64-bit, and after that when I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit ...
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How to Partition HD to install windows?

I'd like to install win 7 along with kubuntu. Could anyone please tell me how should I partition the HD? Shall I partition SDA1 or 3?
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No PARTITIONs found while installing, dual-boot Win8/Ubuntu 14.04

SOLVED: See OP's Answer below I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I have a laptop that has been through various dual-boot configs. At one point, I was only running Linux Mint. ...
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Ubuntu DVD Startup 'Fixes' Partition table - Wrongly assumes RAID - Corrupts disk partitions

Testdisk deep search is unable to detect the correct partition table for /dev/sdb, after starting the PC from DVD (Ubuntu 14.04 LTC Trusty Tahr - Release amd64 (20140417)), and experiencing the ...
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grub rescue commands to manage booting

I have deleted the partions of ububtu and now grub rescue promt is coming. I have windows 7 on the pc but it is not booting . How to resolve the issue.kindly let me know.
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How can I install Ubuntu on external hard drive?

I want to install persistent Ubuntu to my external USB HDD to be able to access my files and programs on any computer. It's been discussed here, but I'd like a more complete guide as to how do I ...
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Installing ubuntu alongside windows 8 without partitioning

My disk partitions are as follow: c:6.88/49.1GB d:159/270GB e:239/292GB f:164/319GB Windows 8 is running from c: The problem is that windows doesn't allow me to partition my disk ...
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I can't do hibernate to my PC due to swap partition size is equal zero?

How can I do that swap partition without losing data when I used ~$ free -k The output was: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 3891772 ...
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how can i install ubuntu 14.4 LTS from windows 7 using windows installer?

when i tried to install ubuntu from bootable USB it couldn't recognize my installed windows 7 so it showed me like i have to erase my whole drive and then ubuntu can be installed. please help me with ...
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Backing up system on a partition

I am willing to perform a clean installation of ubuntu on my hard drive. I was looking for efficient ways to backup settings and applications. There is one thing in common between all the ...
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My windows partition got deleted when upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04 [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system. I tried to upgrade my system to ubuntu 14.04. While partitioning, it gave me an option to erase ubuntu 12.04 and all data, I selected that option. It ...
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Too many Partitions on drive, can't dual boot ubuntu alongside win8 on Thinkpad

I have a Thinkpad S431 with Windows 8. It has a 128gb SSD, and My partitions are WINRE_DRV, Windows8_OS, Lenovo_Recovery, 7gb Hibernation Partition. I also have allocated 20gb for Ubuntu. When I ...
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How to copy files to an external HDD from Ubuntu live session?

I have a 320 Gigs HDD with no partition and Ubuntu installed on it, but I can't see the display when it enters lock screen or the desktop. I tried running Ubuntu through a live USB Flash drive and it ...
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Ubuntu Install Erased Windows [duplicate]

When trying to install Ubuntu I selected the default checked "Erase hardrive" option and checked the second box below it (below an option to encrypt which I didn't select) which had to do with ...
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Moved installation to another partition, now some python apps don't work

I had to move the data from one small partition (sda6) to a bigger partition (sda3). I first back-up using tar with this command tar -cvpzf and extracted with tar -xvpzf. Both are formated with ext4 ...
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merge SDcard and built in drive using LVM [xubuntu]

I am trying to create a logical volume using LVM in my (ASUS eeePC x101) with an SD card but something has failed. I found a tutorial on exactly what I want, but something failed during the process. ...
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How can I add a new drive to an existent logical volume?

I have a personal remote server running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 with no graphical access. I have LVM set up with the internal hard drive (/dev/sda), and I've plugged in a new USB hard drive (/dev/sdb). ...
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Ubuntu partition problems

I was trying to install a new operating system today, and I have tried before, but ever since the 14.04 release of Ubuntu, I have not been able to install any more OS. So, I tried formatting the ...
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Doubs and problems with dual boot with windows 8.1

I'm new to ubuntu and I need some help because i need it to work. 1) I got a dell inspiron 15r SE (or 7520). It got a ssd along with 1T disk. I'm not sure, but when I leave some space from C disk to ...
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320gb hdd all ubuntu, want to partition and add win 7 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 blkid= /dev/sda1: UUID="05cd7e6a-caf1-44bc-9900-92ec14c5ea34" TYPE="ext2" /dev/sda5: UUID="J450yI-3go9-4Ps2-kdQm-lNH7-Go3J-FrvhOm" TYPE="LVM2_member" ...
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Doubt : About Dual Boot(in partition)

I have a computer on which all the hard disks are partitioned and are already used by me. Since the newer versions of Ubuntu require a partiton for dualbooting I was thinking of getting another extra ...
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Grub doesn't run after installed Ubuntu 14.04 on external hdd

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my external 1TB HDD. I created a 5gb swap space, and a 45gb ext4 partition mounted on /. The problem is: When I am booting from my HDD, it does not show up grub ...
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Making a boot partition - Beginner

Okay. So I'll cut to the chase. I keep getting the 'Gave up waiting for root device' error (the standard one that most people are getting). I've gathered from a few forum posts that I need a boot ...
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Shrink or remove swap with 4GB RAM and SSD?

I wasn't exactly sure so I created a swap partition 4100MB in size. Now I have swappiness at 0 and it's highly unlikely I'll ever need swap because I don't use any memory intensive apps. I also don't ...
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Partition Resizing to Add Windows 7

when I got Ubuntu, I accidentally formatted Windows 8 and now I only have Ubuntu. I was able to obtain a windows 7 ISO, and I would like to put that in. I have installed the ISO into my flash drive, ...
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Dual boot 3 Ubuntu Based Systems and a bootloader using Virtual Hard Disks

I know this sounds crazy, but I want to: Install PloP Linux on my current Lubuntu 14.04 system Create a new 450 GB Ext4 partition on my external drive and put my home folder there Create another ...
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Installing Ubuntu on laptop without a preinstalled OS?

(I've looked around the site and found only a few questions that could potentially be relevant, most of them downvoted and unclear, or involving computers that previously had an OS. Sorry if this is ...
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Transfering /home to a new partition

I have one physical hard disk. Originally, it was partitioned into / and /swap. Using GParted, I downsized / and created/added a new partition /dev/sda1 as an ext4 partition. I want to do the ...
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Can't read Ubuntu partition on Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with a Live CD, and it seemed to work. However, when I boot into Windows 8, it shows up as Unallocated space. When I use Gparted, it shows up properly. I wanted to use a ...
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Recover Windows 7 Boot Loader

I have mistakenly removed Windows 7 boot loader from my primary drive, when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to have both OSs on my machine. At this moment, Windows 7 is on SDA2, Ubuntu is ...
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Add disk and use software raid

I have a lvm partition on a disk, and another, identical drive with no data on it. Would it be possible to set up these two drives in RAID 1 using mdadm, with the same lvm data on top? Perhaps by ...
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third OS partition advice

I am here because I need a little advice to create and install a 3rd OS on my laptop. Let me quickly epxplain, I have windows for my 3d work(maya) and gaming , then I started to move my cpp ...
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Disk partitions are not appearing separately when installing Ubuntu along with Windows 8.1

I have installed windows 8.1 and now i want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with it and want dual boot OS. I have 250 GB HD and they partitioned in four drives in windows and in which one is 20 GB ...
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Error formatting SD card

I'm now trying to resize a 64 Gb SD card and format it to ext4 (i use a normal SD card reader, not a usb card reader) in order to use it on my android device. formating it to fat32 won't give me a ...
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Dual Boot cannot boot from windows, Power off in Ubuntu

I tried to dual boot ubuntu with windows 7 and failed miserably, now I cannot get back to windows7 and my computer constantly corrupts when running Ubuntu. I am trying to install ubuntu on my HP ...
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Ubuntu '/home' mount point in subfolder of shared partition?

I have a dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 machine. Currently, I have one ext4 partition that is being used as my '/home' mount point in Ubuntu, and one NTFS partition that I am using to redirect ...
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Setup Windows and Linux, dual boot and a storage folder that can be written and read by both

I have just setup Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot on my laptop. Now I'd like to have a common storage "partition" where I store personal documents, movies, music, etc that can be read and ...
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Formatting ubuntu

I had dual boot with windows and ubuntu for a long time now. Today I decided to uninstall windows and format ubuntu. The first thing I did was remove the partion where the windows OS was installed. ...
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Make USB Bootable, but install ubuntu on hardrive

I remember something from my past(may be 10 years back). I have heard that we can boot an OS from floppy disk but the OS files will be in Hard disk. Correct me if I am wrong, I don't know whom to ask, ...
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Separate Partition or Device to store data in case of O/S reload

I'm new to Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to set up a separate partition for my media files, so that if I have to re-load the O/S, I don't lose the data files. Last time I reloaded I lost everything even ...
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slow hard disk Ubunto 14.04 ext4 on thinkpad dual boot

Ext4 - is it slower? Have a Thinkpad with 8GB drive , 4 processors. Intel® Core™ i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz × 4 . Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with updates applied. File reading is very slow. IDE STS hangs when a ...