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

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Recommended dual boot partitioning for Asus N56VM s4089V Windows 7 64bit

Being brand new to this, although I've done alot of research, I would like confirmation that what I want to do is achievable with the current disk partition I have on my laptop. Current set up via ...
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Secondary Storage not properly mounted

Not all of my secondary discs partitions are visible.When i open it from GParted it shows NTFS signature missing.Is there any way to fix this without lossing any data?? This drive(secondary) has 4 ...
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Why is the Ubuntu partition seen as unallocated space after Windows 8 upgrade?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 as dual-boot. Today I decided to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 on the other partition. I read on some forums that I would most likely need a liveUSB to ...
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“Different filesystems on the same disk” issue on Community Ubuntu Documentation guide

Reading the Partitioning/Home/Moving guide (about to move my /home to a different partition), I came across this notice: If you're moving from Windows and your new home partition is going to be an ...
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I broke hibernate when I set two distros to use the same swap space

I use Ubuntu as my primary OS, but I have also installed Fedora to see what all the hype is about. I made the stupid decision of making them share swap space, not thinking of the consequences on ...
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How do I find out on which partition is my Windows?

I have fully functional Windows and Ubuntu that is broken (I accidentaly broke it) and want to do reinstall. With Live-CD, I can see: 3 NTFS partitions, one ext4 and one unknown. How do I find out ...
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Problem with resized partition

I have Ubuntu 12.10. I resized my sda5 from about 71GB to 43GB using gparted, I didn't get any errors. After restarting my computer, sda5 is gone both from Ubuntu and Windows (it was D: partition) and ...
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mp3 files copied to ntfs partition not showing up in music library

I have recently installed Ubuntu and have removed any trace of Windows from my PC. I haven't formatted my partitions to ext though because I don't have a spare drive to take backups. My problem is ...
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12.10 installation with LUKS encryption & LVM in EFI mode

I try to figure out how to perform an installation of Ubuntu 12.10 (EFI Mode) with LUKS encryption and LVM scheme. What I've done so far: Booted on a GParted Live CD 0.14.1-6 in "EFI mode only" (in ...
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GPT and os x - partition missing

Him I'm fixing my fiends USB drive. AFIK it was inserted into Windows, and partition were corrupted. I did manage to fix GUID headers with gpt_surgeon.py and mount it, but then mac did got messy, ...
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Hard-drive partitioning AFTER Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS installation

How can I partition my hard drive (so as to share files between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS) AFTER I've already installed the Ubuntu OS on the initial NTFS hard drive (which has allowed for dual ...
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Move Grub Boot loader into another partition

I am dual booting mac OS X with Ubuntu 64-bit and using the alternative install, when I got to the Grub boot loader I acidently selected the wrong partition to install, I installed the GRUB on the MAC ...
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Building and migrating to software raid 5 array

I am hoping to build and migrate to a software raid 5 array. I am working with ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit. I currently have three drives: /dev/sda1 which is a 60G solid state drive which contains ...
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WinUSB - installation failed, 32512

I want to create a bootable usb flash drive with Windows. But whatever USB flash I use - with NTFS or FAT32 or EXT4, I always get this error: installation failed, 32512 The size of iso file is 4.3Gb, ...
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Reformatting Drives with Data, Specifying What Goes Where

I have two hard drives, one is a solid state hard drive (250 GB), while the other is not (2TB). I would like to reformat the hard drives such that Linux treats the two hard drives as one (I believe ...
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Windows bootloader deleted after half running ubuntu setup

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 using a USB. The setup provided me with the option to manually partition the hard disk. According to this link, How to use manual partitioning during installation? I ...
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Unknown filesystem, grub rescue after installing Windows 8

I recently tried Ubuntu and installed over my old Windows 7 partition. There was a host of problems here but I eventually solved them and managed to boot into Ubuntu, but the issues continued with ...
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gdisk before umount -> file system corrupted

I think I did something stupid, but I don't know how to fix it... Please help: I connected a NTFS format 2TB HDD to my ubuntu, and would like to format it to ext4 I mounted it, and copied the files ...
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fsck00##.REC files being generated during copy/move between FAT32 partitions,data loss

I have two FAT 32 partitions,one NTFS and an ext4 partition on my system having dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10.Sometimes when I copy/move files between the FAT partitions,the copying does not ...
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Why are partition tables lost after changing HDD enclosures?

I have two Western Digital WD50EXRX (SATA-HDDs) which where running in an IcyBox IB-351StU3-B and a LogiLink UA0107 enclosure connected with USB 3.0 to my machine. Everything worked fine (I don't ...
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grub rescue> with partition error

i had dual boot that is ubuntu and win7 in my pc ..but unkonwingly using the mini partition tool i have deleted the partition of ubuntu and created a new partition for windows7 ,which is a partition ...
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EXT4-fs errors and sd errors. Rejecting I/O to offline device

System Configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 server 64bit HP Proliant dl140 g3 32gb of RAM Intel X5365 quad core 3GHz LSI SAS1068 2x WD black 2TB SATA HDDs in RAID 1 Errors: [ 2044.430919] EXT4-fs (sda1): ...
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converting logical partition to primary partition

I am booting windows on ubuntu 14.04 but during the time of installing it is just showing logical partition who can I convert logical partition into primary partition to install windows alongside with ...
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Install Ubuntu Mate alongside Xubuntu

I'm new to ubuntu and its derivatives. I'm having only Xubuntu (latest) installed on my laptop of 500GB HDD which was installed couple of weeks back. Its running fine without any issues. Recently ...
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Windows Xubuntu Dual Boot

I was trying to install xubuntu on my laptop and I choose to resize the disk, the windows partition, but it was taking so long doing so that I closed the installation now I was gonna try again but ...
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Just now burned the Ubuntu disc

I have seen how you try Ubuntu before you install it. Once I install it do I have to change anything in the hard drive or do I just follow prompts to install ? If I have to set the partition size how ...
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Encrypting filesystems on 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 server on an HP ProLiant ML110 which had previously been running 12.04 and which has two additional hard disks containing data in an unencrypted form. I didn't ...
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How to deal with very frequent failure to inform the kernel about modifications to partition?

Moving multiple ext4 and vfat partitions in gparted 0.19.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 constantly causes Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda13 -- Invalid argument. This means ...
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Use Parted to change a partition's flag state

I had a Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with one SSD and one SATA hard drive. I had a problem with the SSD that my system was installed on. I replaced the SSD and installed a new 14.04 on to a it. The /home and ...
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Attempted ubuntu 14.04 install alongside windows and ubuntu 10.10

I have searched, and nothing has helped me, so here goes. I downloaded and installed the new version of ubuntu to run because my faithful maverick meercat is starting to become unstable and freeze ...
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Installing Ubuntu on the SSD of ASUS Vivobook S400CA

I have an ASUS Vivobook S400CA, and I am considering of getting rid of the Windows 8.1 and install Ubuntu 14.04 instead for my studies purposes. I see that I actually have two hard drives on this ...
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HP windows 8 preinstalled and ubuntu 14.10

i'm trying to make a dual-boot n my HP ENVY 4 with windows 8 presintalled and ubuntu 14.10, Actually i have partition my disk like that : /dev/sda1 , ntfs, WINRE, /dev/sda2, fat32, /boot/efi, ...
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Can't access Windows after installing 14.04

I have a system where I have my windows OS on a 500 gb hard drive and then Linux on an 80gb drive. I'd previously had 13.04 Ubuntu installed on said 80 gb hard drive. While updating to 14.04 via a ...
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Mounting a Drive on a Fresh Ubuntu 14.04 Installation (System Type: Linux LVM)

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my machine. I had been previously using Windows on the same and am switching to Ubuntu completely. On my hard drive, i have 2 partitions, one is around 50GB and the ...
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Transitioning to Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot option alongside Windows 8. I have a 120GB SSD and have allocated 50GB to the Ubuntu partition. Things are running fine but I want to make the full ...
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Creating an extended partition command line

How can I make an extended partition using all remaining free space on the disk? From there I want to make a NTFS file system with cluster size of 65536. as well as a VFAT file system with FAT ...
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Reinstalling ubuntu: too many primary partititions

I wanted to reinstall ubuntu. Lauched the usb ubuntu iso, pressed wanna install ubuntu, went for the option where the setup deletes current ubuntu install and reinstalls it, then it said too many ...
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Deleted a windows partition in triple boot, grub rescue problem

I have been running a triple boot setup on my SSD for a while with ubuntu 13.10, windows 7 and windows 8. Since I didn't use windows 8 anymore, I deleted the partition in my w7 partition manager ...
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Grub rescue file /boot/grub/i386-pc/ not found

I had 4 partitions on my ntb. Recovery, ubuntu 14, windows 7, and media (with documents images and so on). Now I found out that I'll need ubuntu 12. So I shrinked partition with ubuntu 14 (/dev/sda1) ...
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Cant make my main partition smaller

I've installed lubuntu 14.04 LTS to my new notebook. Now an update needs more space in the boot partition than lubuntu created while installing. I've booted from usb and run gparted. In order to ...
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After installing and uninstall Ubuntu 14.10 I have less disk space

After installing Ubuntu and finally uninstalling it I don't have the same amount of disk space. How can I get my disk space back? I installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1. Everything was going ...
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Windows 7 not in GRUB menu

I've installed Ubuntu 14 alongside Windows 7. After installing the ext4 partition through the Ubuntu installer and getting it running, Windows 7 appeared in the grub2 menu at boot but did not load ...
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Installation question

I'm kinda new to Ubuntu so I need to ask you a question before I do something stupid. When I'm installing the system and get to the point of the partitions I have both /dev/sda1 and sda2 with windows ...
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Problem In Recovering Unallocated Partition

I have Kubuntu 14.04 installed on my HP 15. I decided to dual-boot Win7 & Kubuntu. However, on installation process of Windows 7 after I deleted the empty partition it said "Unable to install on ...
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Problems installing ubuntu on HP Elitebook 840

I tried installing ubuntu on my HP Elitebook 840 but I am encountering some problems. First of all, i can load ubuntu from a DVD just fine and installing, at the first couple of tries, went without a ...
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Partitioning scheme for fresh installation

I've tried to search this, and before you link me to some other threads (I've found quite a lot of them, like standard partitioning scheme for ubuntu home user (even that one seems to be a duplicate) ...
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How to change sda2 to sda5

I am with Ubuntu14.04 LTS. After deleting sda2 extended & sda5 Linux swap (as a part of increasing swap area), sda5 swap area changed to sda2. madhu@madhu-desktop:~$ swapon -s Filename Type ...
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input/output error during write on /dev/sda during Ubuntu14.04 installation

In my computer I have installed gparted for formatting my pendrive..during the formatting computer was hanged.. so I restart the machine but it was not botting..It was showing error:-- "CONTROLLER ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 won't start at all

I'm trying to install lubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo s205 laptop since Windows have rotted. It works fine running on a live session from USB (apart from the WiFi, but that's a different problem). When ...
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Ubuntu Studio installer hangs at setting the partition size

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Studio alongside OSX 10.8.5 on a 2013 Macbook Pro from a flash drive using a thunderbolt adapter for internet connection. When I run the installation everything seems to ...