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 backup the first 3 of 5 partitions

I'm figuring out how to backup the first 3 of 5 partitions, in order to be able to restore them in case of disk failure or in case I messed up my system. Partition 4 and 5 are setup in RAID 1 ...
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Hard Drive read only and one not showing up

So I have 3 different drives: two 250GB drives and one 320GB drive. However in Files only two show up, one called "Computer" (90GB) and one called "files" (250GB which is one of the hard drives) ...
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Gnome Disks is crashing when creating encrypted partition

In Ubuntu 15.10, I have a second hard-drive and I'm trying to create an encrypted partition using the included GUI for partitioning disks. But upon doing that Gnome Disks is crashing. This is a clean ...
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Dualboot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on Dell Precision M3800

I'm trying to dualboot Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on my Dell Precision M3800. Dell M3800 Specs: i7 Quad Core 2.30GHz 16 Gb Ram 512 Gb Full Mini SSD 1TB HDD NVidia Quadro K1100 Boot settings are ...
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How to stop surface pro from booting off wrong drive?

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my surface and I see that ubuntu is already there after I install it. however, it won't boot without the usb inserted. I've tried reinstalling it and doing some re ...
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How to move and resize partitions while still having dual-boot of Windows and Ubuntu ok with the bootloader?

How do I move and resize my Windows partition, as well as my Ubuntu partition, and still make them work with the bootloader? My problem is that I partitioned my harddrive like so years ago, with the ...
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Install Ubuntu in a PC with pre-installed Windows using a new drive (still being able to put the old drive with Windows back)

I have a laptop (say, Laptop1) with an hard drive (say hdd1) on which Windows 8.1 is pre-installed (with UEFI, I'm told) -- and there is a dual boot with Kubuntu 15.04. I also have another drive (...
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What is the right way to work with large external hard drives?

I own this external HD. When I sudo fdisk -l I'm given this output: zach@tux:~/code/bing$ sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support ...
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How to recovered destroyed partition(dd command)

So I have been using a ubuntu livecd to help backup my windows os that won't start. I used the sudo dd if=dev/sda4 of dev/sdc1 accidentally and OVERWROTE the whole 700gig external hard drive and it ...
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Hardware (/fakeraid?) RAID 1 fails to show correct size using Asus X99-PRO

I have a Ubuntu-only system with 3 disks, 1 SSD drive and 2 identical mechanical drives. The first one has the core Ubuntu install while the latter 2 I want to set-up with RAID 1. Unfortunately I get ...
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Booting using usb flash 2.0 gives the boot error Acpi pcc probe failed

I am trying to install 14.04.03 on my new Dell Inspiron 3542, it has 12.04. Some how managed to prepare a bootable usb in 12.04 though was not a big deal. But I new to Ubuntu. Some how got a swap ...
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Unable to create partition table

I have an SD card, and it says the only partition on it is a RAW partition. When I try to format it, gparted says there is no partition table. When I try to add one, it is unable to. (Only tried a ...
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Use Marvell 88SE9172 sata controller for HW RAID 1

I setup a hardware RAID 1 with a Marvell 88SE9172 sata controller on a GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 motherboard. In my BIOS all settings seem fine and the RAID 1 was setup using the post boot setup. ...
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Remove hibernated Windows8.1 from Dualboot System with Linux

I have a dual boot system Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / Win8.1. Windows is hibernated because it stuck up while updating and never got past 100%. I know you can fix that but I just want to get rid of Windows. ...
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Ubuntu partion lost after update

I had a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation (in a dual boot installation with Windows 7) which was running well for 6 month or more. Then in July I let run the Ubuntu Updates once more again and then after ...
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Replace failed disk in RAID 1

two days ago one of my two drives in my software RAID 1 (that was setup using gnome-disks) configuration failed. I could not access the files in the meantime. After short research it seems that I have ...
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Install Lubuntu on external HDD and UEFI Partitions!

I want to install Lubuntu from my bootable USB drive stick (where I use it in test mode) to an external HDD of 1 TB that I bought, while ignoring the laptop and its drives as they are full and without ...
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Install Ubuntu with full disk encryption - /dev/mapper/vg-root does not exist

I want to install Ubuntu with full disk encryption without swap. Therefore I've followed: Install Ubuntu 15.04 with full disk encryption, but without swap partition It didn't work, thus I've also ...
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Need help with boot repair tool: After installing Ubuntu along side w Win7, wont boot, ran bootRepair tool, how do i make BIOS boot on sdc?

So I previously posted the initial part of the problem here: Grub Rescue Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a laptop with malfunctioning windows

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a laptop, that won't boot Windows, it always just asks for reboot. So I decided to install Ubuntu instead and get rid of windows entirely. I started the installation ...
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Hard Drive invalid NTFS and hidden partition

Hi i recently bought a western digital green 2To and put it in an enclosure to use it like a simple external hard drive. I tried to name it and format it in NTFS through the disk utility. It worked, ...
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Managing multiple hard drives, choosing which stores what (during install process)

I have an SSD and an HDD installed in my machine. I've decided to start fresh, and make a few changes in the process. I would like to use the SSD for certain documents (project files) as well as the /...
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Can't Select Ubuntu partition on startup

So,I'm in a bit of an odd predicament. My motherboard got messed up in such a way that now the SATA ports don't work so can't use my hard drive, so I've been using live Ubuntu USB drives and just ...
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How do I access my Windows 7 files?

The question is a little more complicated than the title may suggest. After a bad experience with Windows 10, I tried to downgrade, long story short, Windows 7 is borked. I installed Ubuntu, creating ...
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LUKS + LVM at Install Time

I am trying to use the Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS installer to create a disk layout that logically looks like this during installation: /dev/sad | +-- /dev/sda1 (/boot) | +-- /dev/sda2 (LUKS) |...
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/home partition deleted after installing windows 10

I had the following partition organization Disk 1 (HD 500GB) 100MB (Windows recovery partition) primary 100GB (Windows partitions) primary Extended Partition: 100GB ext4 linux partition (/home) ...
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swap partition crashes 14.04/12.04

Hardware: Acer Aspire ACX-603-UR10 8 GB RAM Blue WD010EZEX 1 TB HDD -- or -- Green WD30EXRX 3 TB HDD -- or -- Samsung HM251JI 250 GB HDD Seagate ST3160815AS 160 BG HDD (Windows 8.1/now upgraded to ...
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Where should I install the boot loader on a second drive?

So I recently installed a second hard drive in my laptop. Previously, I had split 1 hard drive into a windows and ubuntu partition, but after running out of space on each, I installed this new hard ...
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What to do after clonezilla partition install on new machine? refresh grub? fstab? create swap?

Amazingly, somehow, I... a noob.. successfully restored a cloned linux partition from my old laptop into my new one (and didn't lose windows in the process). Then successfully got to grub2 rescue ...
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problem with unformatable usb flash

I've a problem with my usb flash, this flash had a bootable sabayon installation on it before, and it worked, but when I write ubuntu 14.10 with startup disk creator on this usb, and tried to install ...
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Gparted unable to resize partition

I am trying to resize my 2.73 TiB partition but I am unable to do so. From what I've found, I will be unable to resize a partition that is in use so I have to boot from CD/USB. There is the main ...
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Ubuntu root partition is filling up so fast

Just a few days ago my Ubuntu server root partition has started filling up so fast. The server is the mail server and runs the DNS for the domain. I have deleted all the big files especially in the /...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - Fstab file deleted entry

This morning when I arrived at work the samba server shares had appeared to have gone down, after a short investigation I discovered that the partition in the LVM had become unmounted, after to ...
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How to properly move /home from separate partition into / partition?

I have two logical volume which one is used for / and another one for /home. The thing is now I want to have /home to be not separated from the /. I want to use the logical volume which I use for / to ...
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After Installation in Dual Boot (UEFI), SSD Partitions Management

I installed ubuntu in dual-boot in a laptop with pre-installed Windows 8.1 (uefi) with 500gb HDD and 32gb SSD. During and after installation everything went Ok, but as recommended, I leaved the SSD ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) due to partition failure

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on a refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad T420 with a 128 gig SSD. There is a 70 gig win7 partition and the rest of the space is unallocated, as I shrunk the win7 partition in ...
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How to setup linux on drive d without removing windows on drive c and other drives

I am a starter in Linux. I was having a windows laptop with the hard drive split into 5 drives. Drive C Windows 8.1, Drive D and G empty. Other drives has important data. I want install Linux on ...
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Making /media/mightyalex200/Data ( NTFS HDD) a RWX

I need to make /media/mightyalex200/Data accessible for me (or everybody) as RWX. The only problem is that the Data HDD is a NTFS drive and I have no idea how to use ntfs-3g. I'm also new to Ubuntu ...
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Problem in recovering with Linux, testdisk

I was installing Linux, but suddenly I found that when I start my PC it shows this texts: Grub-welcome or something like that. I try to recover my PC with Linux in live and started using test-disk. I ...
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Ubuntu Boot Problem00

so I have a very depressing problem actually. I'm not sure what I have exactly done, but I'm pretty sure its within the limits of removing the Windows boot loader partition that remained after I ...
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After Ubuntu 14.04 Reinstall hard drive is not recognized as Bootable Device

I'm new to Ubuntu. After doing a full reinstall of 14.04 LTS on an Acer Inspire E5, the hard drive is not recognized as a bootable device, though it is recognized in general. Booting Ubuntu from a usb ...
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Separating dual booting systems from one hard disk to different hard disks

Due to my recent hardware upgrade I'm planning to separate the two dual booting operating systems that I have (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7), onto two different hard disks from the partitions on which ...
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Remove grub2 from Surface Pro 1

i installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro following this guide: Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? But now I want to remove Grub2 and switch back to the regular Bootloader to be able to enter the Windows ...
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How can I fix the missing /NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr on Windows 8.1?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto my Windows 8.1 UEFI SONY VAIO laptop. I installed ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 3 partitions: /boot , / and a swap ...
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Extremely slow OS. Swap related?

I really hope you can help me. An inexperienced sysadmin, installed Ubuntu on a new Dell Desktop, it's a pretty powerful machine, and I ran a bunch of hardware tests, and can confirm that RAM/HDD and ...
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Booting failed after enabling swap and installing uswsusp

After reinstalling Ubuntu 15.04, my swap partition was not active which is why Ubuntu did not hibernate. I followed steps given in this answer . I edited /etc/fstab/ by typing sudo nano /etc/fstab in ...
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I no longer detect any OS or hard drive after updating from 12.04 to 14.04

I updated the my system from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I had installed the OS on the partition /sda. After I restarted my system, I was taken directly to boot menu and the boot menu no longer showed that ...
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Resize disk in VMware

Trying to make the disk size larger in Ubuntu 15.04 server running in VMware ESXi 5.5 Steps done: downloaded vm from server to local fusion app running os osx. resized the disk space allocation ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04, then Ubuntu 15.04 and now lost Windows

My computer only had Windows 7 when I bought it. Because I am an amateur programmer, I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 (duual boot) For some personal reasons (stupid ones), I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 ...