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

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What UNIX codes do I need to extend my Ubuntu partition

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 through VMware Player from Win.7. I Want to extend Ubuntu partition by adding to it the Unallocated 11Gb space next to it. Gparted from LiveCD does not work, because it ...
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Possible to mount an Eye-Fi Mobi card on Ubuntu?

I just took delivery on an Eye-Fi Mobi SD card. When I stick it in the SD slot on my laptop, the kernel says that there's no partition table and it basically can't find anything. When I run fdisk on ...
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What partitions belongs where?

I am using Windows 7, and I have been using Linux Mandriva. I am now switching to Ubuntu, and I forgot to format all the partitions from Mandriva (ext4 partitions) before installing Ubuntu. So right ...
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How to clone a dual boot system to an SSD in my case?

I've purchased a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (which comes with magician, the clonning software for samsung). I was willing to clone my (C:) partition (166.44GiB) and my ubuntu (12.04) partition(s) to the ...
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Install Linux next to Window after reserved Linux SSD is broken

I have (or had) two disks in my laptop: a SSD, where I had Ubuntu installed, and a HDD, where 50% was used for Windows 8 and the other half for lvm2 used in Linux. However, unfortunately my SSD is ...
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How to install windows after installing ubuntu on the whole drive

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on the whole hard disk and now want to install windows 8 to get a dual boot. At the end, I want to have 3 primary partitions, one of 70 GB in which Ubuntu is installed, ...
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Ubuntu can't see my Windows 7 ! and the Disk Drive is UNALLOCATED?

I have a Fujitsu laptop and I can't install Ubuntu because Ubuntu cannot find the Partitions of my Disk Drive! It said "UNALLOCATED" of my Disk Drive "500 GB", and no partition appears. But I actually ...
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changing sdb5 to sda6 after dd to new partition

I made up a fresh ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an external HD. /grub / /swap I do this so that I don't have to waste time looking for drivers, config etc, and I can just dd is to my mac book pro in ...
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How to get Ubuntu 13.10 to recognise Windows 8.1 during install

Current system: I have installed Windows 8.1, and would like some guidance on installing Ubuntu so that the system is dual boot. My drive looks like the following, (after installing Windows) on ...
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Setting up a dual boot environment for Ubuntu and Windows 7

I just switched over to Ubuntu 13.10 as my main OS and quickly realised that there are some applications that I need to run under Windows and for some reason or another can't use VirtualBox for. ...
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I updated from 13.04 to 13.10, and now Ubuntu won't boot at all

I think something must have gone wrong with the update process from 13.04 to 13.10, as I now have duplicate entries for each option in my boot menu when I turn on my computer. When I attempt to boot ...
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After upgrade, No boot

I recently tried to upgrade 12.04 LTS to 12.10 after which my machine (which is dual booted with windows 7) refused to boot to the new install/upgrade. Long story short: I subsequently re-installed ...
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Can't Create Second NTFS Partition

I have an older Windows XP Media Center Edition computer. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it as a second OS. I have a 100Gb hard drive and I wanted to create 3 partitions on it. One 45gb partition for ...
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Is my BIOS RAID 1 set up correctly (Gparted warning message)?

I have set up a RAID 1 configuration on Click BIOS II running on a MSI motherboard (Z77A-G43). It uses two 2TB hard drives of equal sizes. After setting up the BIOS settings, I had the option to ...
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How to Install Ubuntu and Delete Windows 7 and Keep the Drive D:/

Sorry if my english is bad. I'm using Slax booting using USB right now. In my netbook theres a Windows 7 and JoliOS installed. I can't boot that both OS. The Windows 7 is having a missing/corrupt ...
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reinstall windows xp on dual boot with ubuntu and then by mistake formatted hard disk partiton and it also get excluded ..how to get it back

i am irfan ...i have installed both ubuntu 12.o4 lts & windows xp 2 ..but when xp 2 not working properly i want re install it with xp 3 ...all things gone ok untill i go to my computer ..manage ...
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Alternative method to shrink NTFS

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 laptop as a second OS. My hard drive has multiple partitions on it already from the manufacturer. My guess is that this laptop is approximately 2 ...
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How do I move Boot to a New mSATA Drive

I purchased an mSATA drive that I'm going to install into my Thinkpad X230. In my current setup, I have two partitions: a boot+OS partition sda1 and /home (sda2). I ant to move everything from sda1 to ...
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How to use expanded disk space in Ubuntu after running VBoxManage modifyhd command of Virtual Box

I am running Ubuntu 64 server (12.04.04) in Virtual Box. I increased the disk size to 80 GB using VBoxManage modifyhd command. In virtualBox Manager I see the following under storage: ...
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Ubuntu installation failed ; Win7 unbootable ; No Installation or Recovery discs

(Before I begin, please excuse me if there are some English mistakes.) So yesterday I tried to install Ubuntu for the very first time (yay!). I was using a bootable usb flash drive with Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Ubuntu messed up my hard drive partition

when I got my laptop 2 years ago, it had been partitioned to 2 partitions in factory, drive C:/ and drive D:/. after I installed ubuntu (twice for now, first messed up) my D:/ drive became unusable ...
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can I install Unbutu on its own partition in Windows XPMCE or XPpro with duel boot?

I have XPMCE on a Dell XPS 400 computer. I also have XPpro on another custom computer. I would like to install Ubuntu 13.10 desktop on both computers without disturbing my XP OS (alongside?). I have ...
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Configuring grub-pc: GRUB failed to install to the following devices

I was running Windows 7 when I decided to delete some partitions belonging to an installation of Fedora. When I shut down Windows and returned to it, I found this error message: error: no such ...
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Problem after upgrade and update: one of my OS and corresponding partition disappeared!??!!!!?? :(

My field work computer's HD has 3 partitions: First: Ubuntu 12.04 lst (~80 Gb) Second: Windows XP (~50 Gb) Third: Debian (~30 Gb) Normally during booting process I can choose between the 3 OS ...
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I've made a bit of a mess with my hd and raid setup

I'm using ubuntu 12.04.4 Server and this is my current setup: My hard disks: wax@petra:~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 1500.3 GB, 1500301910016 bytes 255 testine, 63 settori/tracce, 182401 ...
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Should I install bootloader on hard drive with Windows or hard drive which's gonna get Lubuntu installed?

/dev/sda1 has windows and Im installing Lubuntu on /dev/sdc. Where should I install bootloader? (Im just takin "the plunge" and hopefully Ill like Lubuntu more than laggy bloated Windows)
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Ubuntu partitions after installation

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 to this device ( picture below ) , and it has the following partitions on the image below, i can't resize the extended partition, i want to create a NTFS partition on same ...
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Extend Partition size on a Ubuntu Server

I have a Ubuntu server that is run as a VM, I have added additional space to the VM through the reconfiguration portal where my server is hosted. I know that the additional space has been provisioned ...
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Identify SSD cache drive

I've just bought a crunchy piece of Asus N550LF laptop. The supplier claims that it comes with a secondary 16GB SSD drive, however it's neither listed in BIOS, nor can be seen in gparted as a ...
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I cannot get ubuntu to install side by side

I have a Windows 7 PC and a 2 TB hard drive, which is partitioned as follows: System: 100 mb OS C: 944.38 GB NTFS primary partition Development F: Logical partition - 906.91 GB NTFS HP_Recovery D: ...
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An error occured while mounting /.(also /home)

I've read through related threads but a lot of the suggestions seemed somewhat vague and unhelpful. I re-installed Ubuntu 13.10 yesterday after running into some problems. I set it up to where / ...
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partition installation of ubuntu 13.10

hello i have installed ubuntu 13.10 in partition windows ubuntu: 82 GB Windows: 220 GB I want to remove windows 7 partition from my computer and want to give all its space to ubuntu. any way to give ...
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How to restore Ubuntu broken partition after Windows 7 install

I previously had a Windows 7 partition and a Ubuntu partition. When I formatted and reinstalled Windows 7, somehow the Ubuntu partition got corrupted. I can't open it and recover my files even with ...
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The volume boot has only 40mb disk space remaining

When I install the software updates with "Update Manager", there is a pop up alert which tells me "The volume "boot" has only 0 byte disk space remaining run sudo fdisk -l in a terminal, and output: ...
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How I can I set up Ubuntu with as much as possible on a nonbootable raid

I have an older system with a BIOS, a 64gb SSD, an a nonbootable fakeraid running windows 8.1 I want to install ubuntu and move as much of the installation as possible to the nonbootable raid. I've ...
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Very Slow SDXC Card Read/Writes

Recently took my laptop which had Windows 7 on it and did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.4 64 Bit. The laptop has a 128GB Class 10 Kingston SDXC card installed. I used the card in Windows without any ...
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Did I install Ubuntu correctly?

I have two hard drives. The first has Windows 8 on it. I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.10 on the second drive, a SSD. I wanted to put GRUB on this drive, so that I didn't have to touch or mess with ...
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Dual Kubuntu 13.10 for SSD+HDD configuration with same /boot/ partition - how to do it?

I'd installed SSD to my desktop and copyed existing Kubuntu 13.10 from HDD to it (fixed /etc/fstab and so after copying). Because some BIOS&AHCI related issues I'm need to disable SSD in BIOS ...
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Working with different size and type hard drive in HP ProLiant ML330 G6 & Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

I was given a HP ProLiant ML330 G6 with two Seagate Barracuda 250 GB 7200 RPM SATA Drives. There are 4 bay slots on the machine and I've got several other drives I'd like to be able to install on the ...
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Ubuntu Fails To Boot from External HDD

I have a busted Internal HDD. So, I got my new 1 TB HDD. I've partitioned this 1 TB HDD into a 200 GB and the remaining has my data. My computer doesn't support UEFI. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Disk partitioning showing wrongly when installing Ubuntu alongside windows 8

Currently my system has Windows 8 Pro. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. I have Ubuntu 13.04,13.10 and 10.10 disks. Whenever I try to install Ubuntu there are two problems: When I reach ...
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install window in partion

2 days ago installed ubuntu12.104 on my laptop dell xps l502x .everything is all right but it make me upset in sound quality .so i want to install window along with ubuntu12.04 .clean install ...
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Map my old hard drive to the same path in a new install

I have just done a fresh install on a new HDD and I want to map my old storage partition (on my old disk). This means I won't have to re-do all my music libraries. The problem is that there is an ...
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Ubuntu 10.13 - No Ext2/Ext3 Available

I need to make a DCP (digital cinema package) for a short film of mine. Digital projectors read ext2 or ext3 formatted drives best, so using a Mac I put Ubuntu on a CD and have been booting up the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Win 7 Dual boot problem

I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 on a 128Gb SSD. Win7x64 is installed and happy (willing to wipe, would prefer not to) NTFS partition was created using partitioning within windows ...
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Can't format USB drive in xubuntu 13.10

I have a computer running xubuntu 13.10, and a flash usb drive Kingston. My friend gave it to me and I do not know why the computer did not regconize it. Here is the result after running sudo fdisk -l ...
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How do I change partition sizes on a Lubuntu/Vista hybrid?

I have a laptop with Vista installed, and I added Lubuntu as a side-by-side installation so I could trial it's performance after testing various other linux distributions, and I'm finding that Lubuntu ...
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Cloud (Dropbox), Symlinks, to windows partition

I have just signed in so i'm a newbie here... i've tries googling for a couple of hours but i am now stuck with lots of questions in my head being new to linux... I just love symbolic links (best ...
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Error while loading windows boot cd after using ubuntu

I've tried to install Ubuntu in my PC. Actually it showed some partition: Total HDD: 500 gb dev/sda2 : 74 gb. dev/sda3 : 410 gb. -I've formatted 74 gb to ext4 format to install Ubuntu. -Then ...
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What partitions to create on external hard disk?

It won't boot and gives me a NTLDR error when I select it via my bios. I've tried using a USB stick, but after a couple of writes it's no longer recognized. I currently have an HP pavilion lappy ...