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

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Merging fat32 partition on external hard drive connected to ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have WD 160 GB hard drive and i have formatted it to fat32 file system i want to merge all multiple FAT32 file system partition to make it one. how do i do it on ubuntu 12.04LTS. Would also like to ...
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Operating system not found; can't dual-boot

Been using Ubuntu since 2012, dual booting Win7 on my Aspire 4750G. But in early 2014, Ubuntu 13.04 started booting slow (was not able to list down error messages), until it simply would not boot. I ...
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Reinstall Windows

I replaced Windows with Ubuntu instead of dual boot ubuntu long time ago, and I want to reinstall Windows now. The problem is, I don't have a right partition for Windows to be installed. I also don't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot ; corrupt partition table; start from scratch

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 over a pre-installed windows 8... Ubuntu worked pretty good until i started using a persistent live usb version. One day from a live session ( that was getting very slow from ...
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The disk drive is not ready or not present

I want to permanently mount a secondary internal hard disk. The problem is that sometimes it's sdg. Other times after reboot it's sdb. How does fstab know which? My current fstab entry points to ...
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Need to create NTFS partition on my hard drive but mount point “/” is stopping me

Okay, im not very good with computers. I got ubuntu a few weeks ago, after having windows which was becoming rubbish so i deleted it. Since then, ive found it hard to get around using some programmes ...
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Flash usb grub fail, grub rescue

When installing from the flash usb I was told a bootloader could not be installed. I chose the continue without bootloader option. When I restarted without the usb I faced a blank screen flashing ...
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How can I merge free space partition with primary ntfs partition using Gparted in Ubuntu 14.04?

I need help partitioning my hard drive properly. An image of my gparted is here: My goal is to merge a free space partition into my primary ntfs partition which has Windows 7 on it so i can ...
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Stuck during installation Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my desktop and it always freezes when I confirm how much the Ubuntu partition will have. Anyone encountered the same?
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Expand root partition without formatting

I would really like a clear guide to expand my root (/) partition. The screenshot shows my partitions (Windows 7/Ubuntu 14.04 - dual boot) and as you can see /dev/sda3 is my Ubuntu partition. I would ...
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Computer won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS to replace Windows 8.1

My problem is extremely similar to the one found here: Just installed ubuntu 14.04 but after restart it wont boot. However, the solution there did not work for me. I am using a Toshiba satellite ...
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What happens with the case sensitive directories and files in an NTFS partition under Windows?

I use Ubuntu since 1,5 years. I upgraded my computer so that's the time for backup, fresh install, etc. I will make a dual boot system, so here is my problem: I have some (i don't know exactly how ...
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Dualbooting Ubuntu/Windows 8.1 on SSD with Data HDD [duplicate]

here's the deal My system currently has a 128gig SSD and a 2TB HDD. I'm currently running Windows 8.1 on the SSD and using the HDD as a data drive for most of my games/programs/data/video etc I'm ...
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Install partition is too small

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS next to my current OS Win 7. I made an USB installer, and on boot i went for Try and install. I got the followin error meassage Note first time i went for ...
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cannot find ubuntu in grub menu [duplicate]

I had dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu 14.10. I installed windows 7 on the partition where my old windows was. now I cant find any options for selecting OS,windows loads automatically. I tried ...
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How to merge empty unallocated space [duplicate]

Okay so I have a bunch of unallocated space I want to add to my main or my / 'ext 4' how would I go about doing so?
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My second hard drive isn't found

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my 256GB Sandisk SSD, but I can't find my 1TB Western Digital that I have installed as well. It is recognized in the bios. cat /proc/partitions major minor ...
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Failed to mount a file system during install

About a day ago, I assembled my PC. Seeing as Windows costs a pretty penny, I've decided to install Ubuntu. I created a LiveUSB of 14.04.1 (the ISO was downloaded from the official Ubuntu site, and ...
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Lubuntu hangs on “Preparing to install Lubuntu”

To give some background details, my computer runs 64-bit, I'm installing Lubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I can sucessfully boot into Lubuntu's CD, and I reach the requirements to install Lubuntu, and I ...
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WIndows 8 partition became unbootable - Help? [duplicate]

My Windows 8 partition suddenly became UNBOOTABLE (this is the main difference with the other threads on the subject). I was working on a report when the screen became black (I could just move the ...
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my ubuntu installer doesn't see my hdd.

I have an old PC (dell optiplex gx 620, p4, 2gb ram, 160 gb hdd). I want to install the ubuntu 14.01 lts 32bit from a live dvd, but the installer doesn't see my hard drive. On the hdd is a windows 7 ...
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Using Ubuntu at the moment. Not a fan so tried to install Windows 8.1 no luck so far [duplicate]

So basically I bought a new tower for my computer from eBay and it already had Ubuntu installed on it. I'm not a huge fan so I went out and bought Windows 8.1. When I tried to install it, it said ...
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Asus x200ma dual boot windows 8.1 and elementary OS. UEFI [closed]

I just downloaded Elementary OS Luna on a flash drive and booted it in windows using this tutorial https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=46FtBpv6Bjk . I made a 20 GB recovery for windows. A 4GB swap partition ...
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Windows 7 Pro/Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation issues

I wonder if someone can help me figure out why I can't set up a Windows 7 laptop for dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS? I have been trying for a couple of weeks now. The problem is seems to be that ...
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Best place(mount folder) to keep media files on hard drive

I would like to keep all my Movies and TVShow files in two separate folders and keep them on a separate partition/drive. Also integrating theme with XBMC. ALso having flexibility to remove the extra ...
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Ubuntu not booting on SSD

I have an SSD which I installed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.1. When I installed Ubuntu I allocated 500 MB to /boot and the rest of the Ubuntu partition to /. The installation completed and now ...
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Add partition to unallocated partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to extend my unallocated partition to my far right Ubuntu partition. I can't move /dev/sda5 to the left. I need to merge the two together somehow.
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How do I add this extra partition to my installed Ubuntu system?

I started installing Ubuntu by watching a video tutorial about doing a disk partition installation, for that, inside windows' 7 own disk partitioning tool. After a defrag I cut 100gb that I pretended ...
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How To Format A Hard Drive To NTFS On Ubuntu 14.04

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop(up to date) and I want to switch to windows 7 X64 home premium. When I launch the windows disk and I try to rewrite the hard drive to install ...
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GParted - Recursive partition on /dev/sda

I am kind of a noob at Ubuntu/Linux, so please forgive any of my mistakes. So I have an old Dell Dimension 2400 which dual boots Windows 7 and Xubuntu. It used to have a partition for Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Windows Boot Loader Calls Old GRUB Version

I have two hard drives and two GRUB versions. Windows still relies on the old version that I want to remove. How can I make Windows Boot Manager talk only to my new GRUB version. I started off with ...
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How can I copy files from my external drive onto one of my partitions?

I would like to mention that I am completely new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I wanted to reinstall window 7 on my laptop but someone suggested Ubuntu since it's free, faster and safer. I let ...
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How to increase my /home partition? [duplicate]

My current system is laid out across two drives: 50 GB for / (dev/sda) 16 GB for /swap (dev/sda) 13.5 GB for /home (dev/sda) As my /home drive is running out of space, and I still have a 500 GB ...
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Dual Boot Windows and Ubuntu, Grub Problem

I'm a linux novice trying to get a windows/ubuntu dual boot working. I can access both OSs ok, but only by navigating through a series of strange BIOS menus for Ubuntu (Windows boots automatically). ...
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Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu: UEFI vs MBR clean install

I know that similar questions have been asked, and I've researched all over the net for a concise, clear answer to this, but I have not been able to find a suitable solution. I just built a new ...
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Resizing sda1 on vmware workstation 10 - 20GB to 40GB

I am hoping that someone has had experience with this issue. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine on VMware workstation 10. I created a primary partition of 20GB. I need to extend ...
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Does the Ubuntu 14.10 ISO file have the option to make a partition? [closed]

does the Ubuntu 14.10 ISO file have the option to make a partition? because I want to try and burn the iso file to the disc and install it that way, and I want to make sure it has that option, and ...
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Disk Partition using disk utility on ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Laptop which is running Ubuntu12.04 Lts. The ubuntu was pre installed in the sysytem. It has a 1 tb harddisk capacity. I want to have a dual boot installation . I want to install ...
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How make LVM Snapshots to back in time, in case of bad or non working instalation

I have LVM in my ubuntu installation and i want to know how I can make a snapshot of the whole system, if possible, for example if I install a experimental software and i don't like it, go back in ...
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How to disable showing my Windows NTFS partion in Ubuntu [duplicate]

i'm dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and i allocate 4 NTFS partition for Windows and one Ext4 partition for Ubuntu, when Ubuntu start it show all of my NTFS partition as devices, i ...
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How can I reposition a partition?

For as long as I have remembered, I have been using Microsoft Windows as my primary os. I was using ubuntu with Virtualbox but never had it as my primary os. A couple of months ago, I decided to ...
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Recovering GPT w/ encrypted partition

I have a removable HDD whose partition table became corrupted during an interrupted file transfer. The device should contain a GPT with a single ext4 partition encrypted by dm-crypt/LUKS. lsblk: ...
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Lost+found folder still present even after reformatting partition - how to remove?

I'm trying to reorganize the partitions on the 2 HDDs that I have on my system. One of the partitions (ext4) is 883 GiB (according to gparted) and apparently has 14 GiBs used. However, if I mount ...
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Windows Invalidated after GParted partition?

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my computer on a tiny 20 GB Partition. I decided this was far too small, so I used GParted, resized the partition to an 80 GB partition, and Reinstalled the GRUB ...
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Shrink a primary partition

I've got a installation of Ubuntu running on a 3TB disk, during the installation I chose to use all of the available space (I don't remember if I checked LVM). What I want to do now is shrink the ...
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Partition moving resizing and separate home partition, is disk space from / also used?

Greetings I am a Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS 32-bit user and there are 3 mount partitions and hence 3 mount points on my system: one for root directory, one for /home and one for swap. My question is since ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu after botched installation

I tried to install Ubuntu recently (alongside Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Thinkpad T530), but I think I made the partition too small. I can't access Ubuntu when I turn the system on, and when I use the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Doesn't refelct actual parition size

As you can see in the picture, my recently changed partitions (to free up more space) do not change in Ubuntu. This is in Ubuntu 14.04. This is in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine
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Getting rid of low disk space message in Ubuntu

the df commands shows the following Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda10 6732784 6188352 179376 98% / none 4 0 4 0% ...
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How do I fix this hard drive?

I recently bought a 2TB WD Black hard drive and installed it in an enclosure to use as media storage for my Micca Spect media player. The installation went well and I booted into Ubuntu (14.04 LTS ...