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

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Ubuntu 12.04 & Win7 64-bit: /dev/sda contains GPT signature

I have 2 options in BIOS Legacy Support (enable/disable). Its a recently purchased laptop and has the UEFI option. I enabled Legacy Support and installed Win7 64-bit successfully. Then I booted ...
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How to make a fresh install while also creating new partitions and keeping encrypted home directory

How can a machine be securely migrated from "Ubuntu - single partition - home directory encrypted" to "Debian - separated partitions for OS and home, and maybe for swap too if that is an advantage - ...
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Internal drive sdc sometimes mounts, but sometimes fails to mount and is assigned sda

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 (Kubuntu if it matters) and I have it set up to mount hard drives automatically on start-up (In System Settings under "Removable devices", I have the setting "Enable automatic ...
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Installing Ubuntu over Windows 7, recovery partition

I'm currently attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 4830T-6678 laptop. The laptop came pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium, and it contains a recovery partition that I don't ...
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resize2fs: Invalid argument while trying to resize /dev/sda1 (dd problems)

I was attempting to copy my Ubuntu installation to a larger HDD following this guide with the dd command. The guide says: "It's recommended you dd to an identical partition for optimal results." ...
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trying to dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu 12.10

I have been trying to install Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 ( 64 Bit ) on a Lenovo twist notebook. I have now installed Windows 8 ( with UEFI, secure boot disabled ) and I am following the instructions ...
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Var partition refuses to unmount

I have /var on a separate partition on two computers using the reiserfs filesystem. Everytime I reboot, or shutdown my computers /var refuses to unmount claiming the device is busy. I then have to go ...
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root file system not found in prseed partition

I am using following partition recipe for my partition on ubuntu 12.04 precise. d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true ...
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No device file for partition in /dev/

I did partition /dev/sda1 using fdisk. After creating two partitions, saved the table. And rebooted the server. But there is no device file present for new partitions. :~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk ...
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What happens when I expanding LVM+eCryptfs Volume (regarding encryption)

My system had a Windows partition using the beginning of a 500 GB disk, followed by a LVM setup with a Volume Group and several Logical Volumes (encrypted home, root, swap). I deleted the Windows ...
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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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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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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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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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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. Unfortunately I can't upload images yet, but i'll work on getting an image from Gparted up asap. My goal is to merge a free space partition into my ...
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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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cannot find ubuntu in grub menu

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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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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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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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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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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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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Root file system not defined

I have an existing Windows 8.1 installation with 4 partitions in it. I want to install Ubuntu on the fourth partition which has a 300GB space. When I try to install from the usb, it gives option of ...
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Crypted Ubuntu 14.04, how to increase boot partition?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 inside a virtual image, running on an Windows 8 Host. System is completely crypted, I guess that's why I got this error. When I start the image I get just the screen you ...
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Operation not supported

$ sudo dd if='/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img' of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m dd: /dev/rdiskN: Operation not supported I'm pretty sure everything is entered correctly and my disk ...
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Root user not detected

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 today with the windows installer. After the installation and reboot, when checking the installation, it gives two error messages: 1. First it gives an error message relating ...
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How to move LVM Partition

I have an HD partitioned like below: /dev/sda1 (ext2) -> 50Mb free /dev/sda2 (Extended) -->/dev/sda5 (lvm2 pv) -> 10Gb free I need to use free 10Gb to resize the /dev/sda1 (boot) because there is no ...
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Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:ERROR: upcase table is not found

I have an usb stick on which I do recordings from my TV. It started to not get recognized and after running several commands trying to fix it i think i messed it up. So I tried to format it in ...
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Lost partition table on Flash drive, TestDisk and PhotoRec do nothing

I have this problem with a flash drive. My mother, not knowing better, filled her new flash drive in order to transfer photos from one computer to another without doing any backup. Soon after she ...
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Installing Ubuntu next to Windows 8.1 on Asus F555L Notebook

I try to install the newest Version of Ubuntu next to Windows 8.1 on my brand new Asus F555L Notebook. Unfortunately are the partitions of my drive not identified. So I have only free space on the ...
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How to create partition in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS after installation?

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. During Installation it doesn't prompt me to create Partition. My Harddisk size is 500GB. Now After Installation i want to create a ...
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8.1 partition not showing while installing ubuntu 14.04 on my HP envy J049tx

I am trying to dual boot my laptop with ubuntu and windows(pre installed), But while installation process i choose something else option and it is total 1024gb of space present in it , i've tried to ...
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Why is my cgroup size so small, how to fix?

I'm trying to build some Docker images, and I get an 'out of disk space' error. 2014/12/04 14:42:48 write /sys/fs/cgroup/devices/docker/10860.../devices.deny: no space left on device Looking at ...
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VirtualBox & Ubuntu: Size on disk not updating

I have a Linux VM on which had a maximum VDI virtual size of 8GB but now has a max VDI virtual size of 80GB (changed using VBoxManage in my host OS). However when I use gparted in the VM, I can only ...
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Partitions doesn't appear right way during installation

Previously I tried to install Ubuntu on my Laptop And selected install it longside Windows 7 and click install, then I shocked when I saw that all data of HDD has been deleted and become one partition ...
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Adding and removing a disk from LVM without losing data

I have a logical volume with a 3TB drive and 500GB drive. And since I have only about 50GB space left in the volume, I would like to expand this logical volume by adding 1TB drive and removing the ...
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Different initramfs problem

I'm installing Ubuntu alongside a windows 7 for the first time. And I'm seeing an initramfs prompt at every boot. As I have seen, I have to do something like: sudo fdisk -l to know which device ...
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Mounting Extended Partition of crashed drive

My boot sector crashed. (Why is a different question.) I installed a new drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it. I left the old drive in the machine so I could port files over (that was the ...
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how to list or change name to HDD in nautilus

In Ubuntu 12.04, I have added three old HDD after formatting and encrypting them with disk util. They work fine, no issues of functioning, however I don't know how to change the order they appear in ...
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Mirror my LVM data disks - Ubuntu 14.04 Server

First of all, this is my first post, and I am very new to Ubuntu and everything Linux. My problem is this: I recently installed Ubuntu server 14.04 on my home server's 1TB drive. I also have 2x 2TB ...
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Testdisk only detected 1 folder of 98 folders after I replaced Windows with Ubuntu

So it is not possible to recover the other 97 folders with all the files in it using only testdisk? Do I abandon this and start recovering with Photorec each of the 36000 files mising? The disk had a ...
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Restoring a VM to LV, GRUB disk not found

This is what my setup looks like: ubuntu 14.04 running KVM with libvirt has a HW-Raid it's running from (/dev/sda) and another HW-RAID (/dev/sdb) that is the PV to a LVM VG called "datavg" with ...
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Can't upgrade to 14.04

I'm trying to upgrade a dual-boot system from Ubuntu 12.04to 14.04 following your instructions. Partitions are all in place from before. Everything works fine until I tell it to install Ubuntu to the ...
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How to remove GRUB after uninstalling an Ubuntu dual boot

I've read other posts about what to do, and this is what I've tried: First I deleted the partitions that Ubuntu made. BUT the original partition that I made is still there. I'll get into that later ...
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properly resize OS partition on logical volume

I'm trying to resize my Ubuntu 14.04 VM's OS partition because for some reason it was incredibly small from the beginning. I'm running it on a google compute engine VM and so far ive never touched ...