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 to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 off an External Drive

I made an external drive that can dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16, along with being able to boot live ISOs. This will be attempted using both graphic interfaces and command lines. Objectives: ...
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SSH - Reallocate Disk Space

I understand that this is a question that is asked quite often, but unfortunately most answers involve using a LiveCD which in this case isn't possible. I'm currently using a dedicated server running ...
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Is using exFat (linux driver) for writing backups safe? [closed]

Using an exFat partition gives me the advantage to be able to read and write on Windows and Mac natively. While Windows and Mac are using the original driver from Microsoft (Apple bought a license), ...
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reserved bios boot area [closed]

I have a lenovo T410i, an old laptop that I use for university. I'm trying to install Ubuntu Mate. It will be my only OS on the machine. During the partition set up I get the error: The partition ...
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Problem after cloning disk

I cloned my hdd with 14.04 on it to an ssd (to use the ssd as new sytem disk). During cloning, the ssd was mounted as /dev/sdb1 at the point /media/backup . Once cloned, I replaced the hdd by the ssd. ...
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Help with increasing partition size

First off, I'm still new to linux so I apologize ahead of time for my ignorance. So as the title indicates I need help with resizing a partition. To be specific, I need to add more space to the sda2 ...
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Do I need to format my data partition to ntfs?

Do I need to format my data partition to ntfs so I can copy back and forth from my home server to my windows machine without loosing formatting of docs, pics, etc?
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error: no such partition Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>

I had Windows 10 on my system. I thought to try Ubuntu. On the live mode everything was okay with my partition. I started installation and after it completed I lost all partitions. Then on this forum ...
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Ubuntu on a flash drive lost EFI partition

Long story short: My ubuntu install on a flash drive is missing a uefi partition after a bad crash, causing it to be non-bootable. Trying to boot-repair returns a GPT detected. I really want to avoid ...
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Can I create a hidden encrypted operating system?

I was planning to use TrueCrypt to create a hidden encrypted OS. Unfortunately, after I installed Ubuntu 14.02 and installed Truecrypt 7.1a, I realised that Ubuntu doesn't support the encryption of a ...
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What is a temporary folder, how and where to create this?

I type in terminal: ./netbeans-8.1-linux.sh ..and then: Output: There is not enough free disk space to extract installation data 208 MB of free disk space is required in a temporary folder. Clean up ...
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Dual boot encryption

I want to encrypt my dual boot system. New installation (not installed now) of ubuntu with standard encryption and current windows system with veracrypt. My problem is that i can only create 4 primary ...
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Is it beneficial in any way to have two swap partitions on the same extended partition with the same priority?

I read somewhere that I can speed up the swap process if I make more than one swap partition with the same priority on different drives. I was wondering if splitting the swap partition I have on my ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 dual-boot installed after installing Windows 7

Previous issues: My laptop has had a rough year. It is an Asus F555L and originally had windows 8.1 in it. Two months ago it had the infamous 100% disk usage issue which I could not solve after a ...
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Ubuntu can not access other ubuntu hdd which is external

I had 14.04 ubuntu and my laptop crashed. I need to save data from there. So i created a ubuntu 14.04 live usb and put in into my desktop and boot from it. I can see my hdd now (i connected via usb ...
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Increase Root Partition Size

I want to increase size of my root partition dev/sda1 but I'm not able to do so either with GParted or with Terminal. On Terminal It gives the following error: The filesystem is already 4718592 ...
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Unable to add raid drives to Asus z97 machine

I have a Asus z97-a Motherboard and I just installed 2 HGST 4 Terabyte drives. Awesome right? Except that I cant seem to get the on board ASUS Raid to work? "Control I" will get me into the Bios and ...
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Cannot use a disk drive partition

I am using 500GB hard disk with 465.76GB available. I have installed Ubuntu in 61 GB partition. I have left 402GB for other use. Now I am unable to use that partition memory. During the startup. It ...
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Libparted complaining about GPT signatures on disk

This warning comes up while using the Ubuntu studio "Live" from an USB stick, in a PC where the program is installed but the GRUB doesn't work. What does this mean and how can I fix this issue?
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Grub menu installed on the wrong drive

So I was setting up my Linux along side windows 10 which I had installed on an external hard drive and everything worked great; I had windows 7 on my internal hard drive, and a duel boot win10/Linux ...
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Recover my linux partition

I deleted both Linux and Windows partitions from my hard drive. Can I restore (recover) the linux partition?
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Partitions table erased while installation(400GB data loss)

Just installed the Ubuntu from USB and previously I had window 10. All of my partition are now erased and almost 400gb data I can't find.
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Why Disk /dev/xvdb doesn't contain a valid partition table

xvdb is the EBS volume generated for an aws instance (14.04). The df shows it is mounted under /ebs ubuntu@ip-172-30-0-150:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 ...
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Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 over an Antergos install, missing /home

I had an Antergos install utilizing a second hdd as my /home folder and now decided to switch to Ubuntu Mate. Installed Ubuntu 16.04 (Mate version 1.12.1), and during setup, choose to replace the /, ...
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How do I preseed encrypting just the root partition?

I have 3 partitions: EFI (/boot/efi), boot (/boot) and root (/). I want to encrypt just /. I can do this manually via the installer, but I want to preseed it. How do I define it? My (non-encrypted) ...
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Accidentally deleted ubuntu 14.04

To fix after accidentally deleting Ubuntu 14.04 in dual OS PC, I have followed the community forum on this site "http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/answer/Help-I-deleted-a-Linux-boot-partition". ...
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Help removing grub from dual booted Surface Pro

I had ubuntu installed on my Surface Pro 1 on a 32gb micro sd card. I ended up not using ubuntu too much on this machine, as i do all my power user processes on my desktop running ubuntu, and windows ...
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How to restore unmounted ubuntu and windows partitions?

After a botched Ubuntu install (shut down during installation), my windows and ubuntu partitions are unmounted. From a live session in GParted I see that both partitions are clumped together in an ...
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How should I do to resize a partition taking free space from ntfs partition?

I've the following partition scheme (I know this may cause vomit, nausea, etc. but we can discuss this in another question) I must increase the size of the "/" partition (highlighted in the picture ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a second internal drive in an “independent way” (no boot option)

I have a 120 Gb SSD drive (/dev/sda) where Win7 is installed and a second internal drive (/dev/sdb) that I use for data storage. Both of them have GPT partition tables. Now, I want to install Ubuntu ...
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Lubuntu 16.04LTS can't install because of unencrypted swap

I have now been struggling for days trying to install Lubuntu 16.04LTS. I have a 1.5TB drive and a 2TB drive. The 2TB drive fails consistently saying it cannot close the drive. Perhaps there is ...
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Can't mount /boot/efi partition under install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on a IBM server x3550 M4 with ServerRAID (RAID1) but I have a few problems. Under the partition menu I get this error. We have used Ubuntu before on our IBM ...
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How to do Optimization of partition for small files ? (8-12 Kb)

I have to save my SELECT from database info for every company in files, size of every file ~8-9 Kb. Amount ~ 2000 000. 300 000 files it's approx - 2.2 Gb of HDD space. So I have to use a lot of free ...
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Xubuntu 16.04: fstab won't mount “/root” entry

A week ago, I installed Xubuntu 16.04 and supposed to mount a partition(/dev/sda3) for root's home (/root). Here is my fstab looks like: # / was on /dev/sda5 during installation ...
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Ubuntu Can`t Boot After Failing To Install

This is my situation: I had in my hard drive two operating systems: Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin. Using a bootable USB stick, I created another partition to install in it the ...
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Do SSDs care about the beginning and the end of space?

Every time I install a distro and creat a partition, the partitioning utility give an option to locate the partition location whether in the beginning of space or in the end of space. And a friend of ...
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How much hard drive space should I allocate to Ubuntu for a 1tb hard drive?

I was given a 1tb hard drive and I want to place ubuntu since I would have to start using it for school and I have 16 GB ram. I want to allocate the entire drive for ubuntu since I don't need the ...
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Failing GRUB installation and Boot-repair

Here is my earlier issue: Booting issue & Boot-Repair not working Despite of possible hard drive problems I have tried to install Linux Mint to my laptop via USB (Linux Mint because I'm not aware ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't warn about low boot partition size

I've installed Ubuntu on a system where Windows 10 is already installed. Since I wanted an encrypted partition, I used the "something else" option and set up an encrypted partition and a boot ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on USB - “Failed to create system file”

NEVERMIND~ Before I start, I am completely new to Ubuntu and the terminal commands used. I only know a few from what I have tried. I have been working on trying to install Ubuntu on a 31GB flash ...
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Add grub menu for OS X

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop on my MacBook Pro, and cannot boot OS X now. My disk partition table is: Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sda1 40 409639 409600 ...
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Can't access Windows Partition anymore - No permissions

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 alongsite Windows 10. I was able to access Windows partition without any problems since today, after rebooting my compyter I can't access it anymore. A pop-up shows up ...
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Being started of Ubuntu [closed]

I am a new comer of Linux. I went into the official website of Linux and it recommends me to use Ubuntu. And I have some questions about Ubuntu. Is Ubuntu free of charge? Now I am using Windows, do ...
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Easybcd not detecting Linux Grub

Firstly, I'm an amateur (read novice). I "successfully" (that was the message) installed ubuntu ion my windows 10 system. However, Grub was not detected either at startup or by Easybcd and in ...
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Ubuntu does not reconize other Distro's on my Computor

strong text I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 along side of Mint 17.3. Gparted Say's there is no other operating system on my Machine? What do I do now? Thank you.
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Bad sectors and partitions

I had windows 10, tried changing into Ubuntu, saw the error I/O, did some reading and used the command in How to run a checkdisk? sudo badblocks -nsv /dev/[device-partition] > bad-blocks It ran ...
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How can I fix overlapping partitions ?

How can I fix this, Here is my fdisk -l -u /dev/sda output: Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 ...
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Partitioning - What mounting points are needed? [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux OS. About a week ago, I stared reading about Linux, even I've installed one (I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 but i needed to install something else - overheating problems. And I installed ...
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any help with this … that is the second time for this to appear , ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

unable to access 529 GB Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/ahmad/01D1065EFB83B3E0: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sda3" ...
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Dual boot windows7 no GRUB goes straight to Linux

I know this is a common issue with many posts about it but can't find any with same scenario. I have 2 hard disks (SATA + SSD). I installed and had Windows 7 running in the SSD one that (I found ...