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

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How can I save my data in my HDD from a Ubuntu Flash Disk?

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Unable to create additional partitions on Ubuntu Live USB drive

After using Ubuntu 16.04's Startup Disk Creator to create a live (16.04) environment on my 4GB USB drive, I'm unable to create additional partitions (tried both FAT, Ext4, primary and logical) in the ...
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Can't Ubuntu's grub2 display in menu and load multiple different partitions of windows?

I have been using Ubuntu and Windows on the same machine for over a decade now. In the past I had the latest LTS Ubuntu and XP on their own hard drive partitions. I used XP for gaming and Ubuntu for ...
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Dell Latitude E7240 not booting after upgrading to 16.04

After installing 16.04 from a USB stick, Laptop doesn't start anymore. The error message says No bootable devices found. I was warned during the installation that I could not continue if I don't ...
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I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10

I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10, everything seemed fine untill the laptop restarted and I got the black command screen saying grub rescue. All ...
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MySQL partition /var/lib/mysql is full BUT it is not full

i have the same issue as this old thread "MySQL error: The partition with /var/lib/mysql is too full!" but the answer offered is not working for me (which is to do a sudo mysql stop & a sudo mysql ...
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rEFind not working for Ubuntu OS X dual boot

So, I partitioned my drive (macbook pro) installed ubuntu and rEFind and everything was working smoothly. I then updated to el capitan and now i can't access ubunutu because rEFind doesn't work. I ...
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Unable to Expand Ubuntu Partition using Gparted Live USB

I have 1TB HDD in which 755 GB is Win 7 and 164 GB is ext4 partition out of which 60 GB has Ubuntu OS on it. A small history: I had dual booted a while ago with windows 7 on my laptop, such that I ...
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Disk partitions on SSD/HHD when installing Ubuntu besides Windows 10 (UEFI)

I have a Windows 10 computer with a 500G HDD and a 16G SSD, and I would like to install Ubuntu in parallel (I might migrate fully later). I have freed around 200G of the HDD (and partitioned it off) ...
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How do I find out where Ubuntu created partitions on my laptop?

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop and didn't choose manual partitioning during the installation. Now I'm not sure where exactly it created all Ubuntu -related partitions. I need to know so I can ...
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installed ubuntu 16.04 alongside vista windows. I get a message that there is only abit of space left on the computer

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 along side windows vista. It is requesting to update but there is not enough room to update. The terminal screen shot shows the space available and I think the partitions ...
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low disk space on brand new hd and ssd errors while install ubuntu 14 or 16

brand new pc. even swapped out hd with ssd (250gb). Have the uefi set to secure boot off, no fast boot, csm (legacy as i have seen it mentioned) is disabled, checked disk for errors on usb to install ...
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How safe is luks?

I constantly think about encryption, and how safe it might be. The general information I have tends to be secured by passwords that range in the hundreds with random key combinations in between random ...
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Installing Linux on Hardware Raid 0

I have an msi gs70 stealth pro, with two ssd's configured in hardware raid 0 as well as a hdd. I've always installed linux (dual boot with windows) on the hdd, to avoid raid complications, but after ...
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How do you install Ubuntu on an Intel RST Raid?

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 16.04 to dual boot with Windows 10 on my new PC. I am using an MSI Z170A motherboard and two 512GB M.2 drives. My goal is to RAID0 both drives, and split the single ...
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Dual boot not working

After installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from USB drive to unallocated space on my hard disk, when I reboot the computer it boots directly into Windows 10 without showing a dual boot option. I followed the ...
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i lost all partition hard drive (1 tb). its completely formated..now its in ext4 file system. i cannot make partition from that 1 tb

I lost all partition hard drive (1 TB). its completely formatted. Now it's in ext4 file system. I cannot make partition from that 1 GB. I used terminal window and tried to make as a Linux logical ...
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Macbook: boot into GNU Grub after Ubuntu Installation

I am installing Ubuntu (latest version 64 bits) on Macbook Pro 2015. Before Ubuntu, I have already installed Win 10 using bootcamp, and I am installing Ubuntu on an external hard-drive. At the Ubuntu ...
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Can I install Kubuntu on a system having Lubuntu without affecting my files?

Sorry guys if the questions sounds a bit premitive. But i am very new to Ubuntu plus I dont have hat much knowledge about all these things related to computer. Laptop: Dell Inspirion N5010 OS : ...
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Question about SSD's failing? Unable to mount partition during install?

I recently bought a Samsung 850 Pro 256GB from Amazon. First thing I do on every device is use openssl to write random AES information to the entire drive openssl enc -aes-256-ctr -pass pass:"$(dd ...
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Custom encrypted partitions using 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop using this guide. I have an unencrypted boot partition and a separate LVM partition which contains my root, home and swap partitions. If I boot from a live USB, I ...
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Partition deleted and now nothing will load - GRUB

I may of accidentally deleted the partition of my HDD where Ubuntu was installed. I have Windows 7 on 1 partition and Ubuntu 14.1 LTS on the other. I've downloaded the same version of Ubuntu and made ...
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Can't boot to windows 10 after installing

i have ubuntu 16.04 installed and i wanted to install Windows 10. I installed it and it skipped the grub and went straight to Windows 10, i grabbed a copy of boot-repair usb disk and tried to run ...
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Ubuntu boot problems on Dell XPS 13 after replacement of motherboard

Background: I recently had a spill that damaged my Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, which was preinstalled with Ubuntu 16.04. My motherboard has been replaced. I removed the SSD before repair; now I've ...
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GParted allocation trouble on Win8.1/Ubuntu dual boot

After my old hard drive crashed, I decided to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on my new drive (Windows was installed first, both with USB). Upon configuring Ubuntu, I partitioned about 698-ish Gb ...
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I installed ubuntu but “No space on device”

I don't think this is a duplicate, because A) I'm completely new so I probably screwed something up that other people didn't, and B) I don't think it has anything to do with a boot partition. I had ...
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Copy Active Partition To Use With VMWare

I want to take my physical drive to a virtual drive. I think the only partition with data on it is sda3 from my df output below. How can I create a file or .vdi from this drive to use with VMWare?? ...
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Accidentally erased 14.04-4 ubuntu and installed 14.04-1

I accidentally erased my Ubuntu 14.04-4 version and installed old one. Now I'm not able to access my windows 10 partitions. I ran the sudo fdisk -l command and this is the terminal output: I need ...
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SanDisk Cruzer Blade on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a 128G USB stick but Ubuntu doesn't mount it, doesn't see its partitions and doesn't let me format it. dmesg: [ 3124.001070] scsi host8: usb-storage 3-6:1.0 [ 3125.001042] scsi 8:0:0:0: ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 & Ubuntu 16.04 — blank purple screen of death when booting Windows!

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Windows 10 Boot Loader Mssing After Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Load

Back story - HP Pavilion laptop originally with Windows 8.1 and upgraded to Windows 10 some time ago. Decided wanted to dual-boot with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Inserted DVD and installed alongside Windows 10 ...
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Increase Disk Space in Ubuntu for New OS 16

I would like to increase disk space or partition. However, I'm a novice when it comes to this and from the screen shot you can see how I screwed up things!!I would like to install the new Ubuntu 16 if ...
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Transfering Documents, Pictures, Music, Downloads, Videos from SSD to HDD

I upgraded my laptop by changing my storage from HDD to SSD (switching from Windows 10 to Ubuntu right after) after I finished building my desktop. With that spare 2.5" HDD, I decided to remove the ...
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How can I encrypt all my internal drives on install and mount them at start?

I have more than one physical hard drive in my computer and I want to encrypt them all on a new installation of 16.04, so that no data can be read from outside the operating system. However, it is ...
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Hibernate does not work on Ubuntu 16.04?

I followed some threads here and was able to enable the hibernate button on the top right menu. But when I hibernate, my laptop screen goes off but the laptop is still running. I know that because the ...
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formatting/partitioning: Ubuntu installer vs GParted vs gnome-disks utility

Ready to format/partition a 120GB SSD that has been securely erased by use of hdparm and install Ubuntu Studio 16.04 (currently running from a live USB). Should this be done via the Ubuntu installer ...
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Gap between sector 1-2048

The MBR size is 512 bytes and is usually in the first sector. What is the gap between sector 1-2048? I read on IBM website: "leave room for bootloader code in the unallocated space between the MBR ...
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Recover Partition Table for exFAT Partition

I unplugged my USB stick from ubuntu 16.04 without the save remove option, but exfat should be fine doing so. No read write was happening, the partition does not use journaling. What I end up with is ...
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Endless booting loop

So I have installed windows 10 and Ubuntu on two separate drives on my computer. They both works fine and I can switch between the two easily enough. Now I'm trying to see if I can make so that if I ...
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Access music on Windows partition while dual-booting Win10/Ubuntu?

booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. It's running on a 2TB SSHD, and my Ubuntu partition is 250GB. What I'd like to do is be able to access all the many dozens of GBs of music currently stored on the ...
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Hibernation stopped working after changing the swap partition

I usually always do sudo pm-hibernate to save my development session. Now I recently switched to ubuntu and since then I always run into some hibernation trouble. Sometimes the system would crash ...
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HDD+SSD Dualboot Setup Questions

I have a Samsung Gaming Series Laptop that is about 3 years old running 16.04 that I tried to upgrade from 2 750GB HDDs to a 1.5 TB 5400 RPM HDD for Storage and a 500GB Samsung Evo 850. I hit a brick ...
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Ubuntu media folder contains names of directories that are no longer present

After doing some reformatting & renaming of specific partitions on my Ubuntu installation, I see that in the /media folder there is still a directory with the old label volume (and also another ...
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Invalid Partition Table- recursive allocation on /dev/sr1

I am trying to allocate disk space to my Ubuntu image on Virtual Box and am stuck at a point wwhere the GParted says "Invalid Partition Table- recursive allocation on /dev/sr1. Please help. Image for ...
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Installing on a computer with existing partitions

I have a Acer PC running Windows 10 The laptop has three partitions: C, D and E. If I install Ubuntu, I want it to install in C drive and not erase the data on the other two drives. It is OK for ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu (dual boot) [duplicate]

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu 16.04 and re-install it using VirtualBox. I had installed (dual boot) it using an USB stick. Now I have a problem in locating the partition to be deleted. from ...
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Partitioning for Ubuntu — question about partitions

So the question title wasn't very specific, but I couldn't really think of what to call this. My computer came with Windows 10, and I'm trying to run Ubuntu alongside it because of some of its ...
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Restore linux kernel after accidental removal

I accidentally removed my current linux kernel from my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS by using this command: sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.13.0-{77,79}-generic Unable to boot into the system, now I found this ...