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

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Gparted error partitioning NTFS file system

GParted 0.18.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize Libparted 2.3 Create Primary Partition #1 (ntfs, 931.51 GiB) on /dev/sdc 00:10:46 ( ERROR ) create empty partition 00:00:01 ( ...
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How to roll back failed gparted ext4 partition growth

I had a 12TB ext4 partition which I wanted to extend to 18TB. I've added the new disks to the RAID and after doing that I wanted to re-size the partition to occupy this new space. I started the growth ...
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How to recover accidently formatted partitioned hard disk while i was checking centos dvd

My story is a bit different, i was just check a custom allot centos dvd to verify that it was burnt correctly on a dvd, so i booted from the dvd, and it gave me some options to continue into the gui ...
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error attempt to read or write outside of partition

I am getting following error after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on laptop. I have created 3 partitions and installed Ubuntu on primary. error attempt to read or write outside of partition Entering ...
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No Internet access on Ubuntu-ubuntustudio 14.04 or Debian 7.6!

Well, here is my story. I have been using Ubuntu for 4-5 years now with a one-year break for Windows application compatibility reasons. Several days ago, I decided to try Debian. I had dual boot ...
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Can't get GRUB menu to work after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and had it set up for a dual boot between Ubuntu and Windows 8. Everything worked fine until I decided to try reinstalling it with the root partition on an SSD ...
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Processing time to delete files from linux-installed partition

Recently I observed that the time taken for my laptop (2GB ram laptop on Intel Core2 Duo processor) to delete folders consisting of a lot of files and subdirectories took considerable time (for ...
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Regarding Extended partition of hard disk after installing Ubuntu

sir, I want to create some extended partitions of my drive.I have already created 3 Primary partitions viz. 30 Gb, 30 GB and 252 GB. but when I'm creating extra partitions, there is showing an alert ...
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GPT partitioning on a bios/non-efi motherboard with a SSD

I have a 2 year old Intel DH67CL1 BIOS motherboard(non-efi). I am reading about GPT partitioning and wonder whether it is useful in my case. I have still reservations whether to use GPT and what ...
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Booting Linux from USB on a Mac

I'm only posting this question because it seems I've been trying to get this to work for the last 2 weeks and feel like im exhausting my options. I'm trying to build a persistent Linux system ...
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Why doesn't Windows 8 appear in the “BIOS” boot selection after Ubuntu is installed?

So, I've installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Everything is fine except when I am in the BIOS I only see the Ubuntu partition. I see the Windows partition in Ubuntu, but just not in the BIOS. What am ...
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can not make primary patition or logical (MBR to GPT)

I wish to make dual boot windows and ubuntu on del inspion 5721 comes with ubuntu installed Hard disk consists of 3 primary and extended swap partitions In order to get new partitions from free ...
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Is there a possibility to change the swap encryption method at runtime?

I'd like to have both hibernation capabilities and encrypted swap partition(s) on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 system. After a short experience of a LUKS encrypted swap partition I decided that entering the LUKS ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside with Windows 7

I want to install "Ubuntu 14.04.1 TLS amd64" alongside with "Windows 7 Ultimate x64" on a DELL INSPIRON with I5/6GB/500GB. First of all I installed Windows 7. The partitions are: 1: 100MB System ...
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Dual Boot Manager: Windows Boot Manager does not work

I first had Windows 8.1 already installed on my machine, and then I decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as well. I first shrunk the size of my Windows Disk. Then I installed Ubuntu, splitting it ...
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Mounting WD external hard drive mybook

UPDATE: When I put in dmesg after plugging the external hd in, the output is the following (last lines): [15233.307914] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp) ...
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Installation - “Something Else” option is missing

I need to dualboot Ubuntu with existing Windows 7. Installation guides all over the Internet look pretty easy but my notebook decided not to go along with them. When I should choose the option ...
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Basic question about RAID/FlexRAID

I have an Ubuntu Server install (14.04.01) that I have been using for about 1 year. Its mostly used as a Samba and Plex server running off one 3TB hard drive. I purchased two more drives with the ...
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Resize boot Partition / Defragment Boot Partition

How can I resize boot partition, when I try to do it as we do for non-boot partition, it wo't lemme do it. I want to install Windows 7, but in bios, it shows I have zero Mb as free space. So, I think ...
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SD mounted tails and partition. Laptop stopped detecting

Without changing anything and without updating, installing, modifying or anything, my miniSD/SD adapter stopped working. I plug it in, start, go to boot menu and now it doesn't come up as an option. ...
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Understanding result of sudo fdisk -l

Please help me decipher the following terminal response: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = ...
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I cn see 'zfs partition' through the 'disks' app, but there is no option to mount. Details

The Case: I have a notebook with a partitioned HD. I installed Debian in one partition, and the other partition was destined to "/home". About a month ago, the "/home" partition was corrupted, but ...
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GParted very slow and stucky comparing to other softwares

I know this isn't really an Ubuntu-related question, but I don't know when to ask. I always used GParted to manage my disk and partitions. I have a 2TB external HDD, wich was parted as well: sdb1: ...
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Logical Volume resizing issues after migrating to SSD

I have recently been upgrading a machine that I built out of recycled/reclaimed/reused parts and have managed to lay my hands on an SSD. As it would provide a major speed boost over the ancient IDE ...
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Create a RAID5 on my Ubuntu Server 12.04

I have an operational Ubuntu Server 12.04 with only one HD (1Tb). I need more capacity and stability, so I bought last week 3 HD(1Tb each) to make a RAID5 and migrate the information of the old HD to ...
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No option to boot Windows?

I am sorry if this question has already been answered, but I was unable to find an answer that pertained to my specific problem. I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 following the ...
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Extend lvm with unallocated space of a ssd

I've cloned my ubuntu 14.04 install from a smaller ssd (256Gb) to a bigger one (512Gb). How can I extend my home with the unallocated space? I usually know how to extand a partition, but I don't how ...
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Help fdisk 4 (near) identical 1TB drives

I have 4 drives to setup a Raid 5, but apparently they are not identical. I am not sure what steps to take next. It seems that I have (3) 512 and (1) 4096 sized drives. What should I do to format, ...
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No partition showing for SD Card

New to linux, installed Lubuntu 14.04 on EEE PC 900. All works well except the SD Card reader does show any partition when I run "Disks". When I select identity as /dev/sdc the capacity of the SD Card ...
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No such partition. Grub rescue

I installed Ubuntu on one of the two of my hard drives. My other hard drive has Windows 7. When I booted from the Ubuntu hard drive but then it had an error and said "no such partiton. ". So I ...
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Inall Ubuntu to a shink volume

I am using Windows 7, and I am going to install Ubuntu to D:\ drive. My Windows 7 is installed to C: drive. I shrinked a volume from D drive. What things I need to do to let Ubuntu install to that ...
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How to improve my disk partition?

I want to improve my disk partition. I get an exclamation point on one of the partitions and what is? Please explain me first and give a solution. and It does not affect me, but I would like to ...
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How to use SD card as primary drive without corrupting superblock?

I have a netbook which I would like to use with a Linux-based distro. The hard drive has been replaced with a SD to SATA Converter Adapter so that I can run everything off of an SD card similar to a ...
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P2V Failed (Error message attached)

I want to convert physical Ubuntu 12.04 to a virtual server using VMware converter 5.5.2 you can see in the following image the hard disk settings for the physical server in the conversion wizard ...
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Errors when attempting to setup snapshot post LVM setup

I have been given assistance in setting up my LVM to be able to use snapshot in a previous ubuntu thread though at this point I just cannot figure out how to get my snapshot setup so that I could feel ...
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14.04.1 LTS 64 bit from USB does not see my windows 7 when I go to install it

I suppose this is as much a question as a heads up/warning 14.04.1 LTS only gave me the option of writing over everything on one of my windows 7 machines. If I'd pushed the wrong button and continued ...
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Repair a NAS corrupt partition

I have an IOMEGA 1 TB NAS Drive. I was downloading something but it shut down because of a problem with the electricity supply. Then, the partition was corrupted. The partition format is NTFS so my ...
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Sharing Files between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8

I have Ubuntu and Windows 8 installed on one System. I am trying to share files between these two operating systems using an NTFS Partition wich was created by Windows. I don't have trouble accessing ...
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format/build raid 5 with one 4k drive, three 512b

I have 4 WD 1TB drives which I want to 4x1TB Raid5. I am not sure what course of action to take next. How do I configure my 4th drive (sde) to align with the rest? Will this affect performance? I ...
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Is it possible to mount a 4TB NTFS HDD?

I am new to Linux and just installed Ubuntu for the first time (14.04). I repartitioned my 160GB SDD to give 100GB to windows and 50GB to ubuntu. 1) I don't know if I even need a 6GB swap ...
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reading xfs data, hard drive issues

I recently had an issue were I could not read 2 formatted XFS hard drives (exact same model Seagate) One I used Ubuntu live CD to mount and copy the data to a new hard drive. This worked successfully ...
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Asks to mount partition on boot

So, when I'm booting in to my fresh installed ubuntu on booting window strange question occurs, system asks me whether I want to mount /dos partition, even though that partition was reformatted to ...
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How to mount partitions from old computer and recover files

Computer-A crashed and won't boot, so I set up Computer-B to work from. I installed the boot drive from Comp.-A into Comp.B, the drive shows in disks program but only one partition is visible in Files ...
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Installed Ubuntu, Windows 8 not in boot menu

I cannot access Windows 8, but the files are all there. It just does not appear in the boot menu. I tried to dual boot. I did not use the run along side Windows 8 when installing, I used "something ...
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Unable to load 1Tb USB Harddisk in Ubuntu 14.04

I don't know for what reason Ubuntu has stopped recognizing my Toshiba USB 3.0 external hard disk. I've looking for an answer in the forums but couldn't find the right one. The disk is ntfs and works ...
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Change owner of internal hard drive partition from root to user 4

I boot the computer from Ubuntu live usb hdd and created two new ext4 partitions by moving space from main hdd with gparted partition editor. but finally after rebooting I tired to move and create ...
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No option to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 7

I previously had 12.04 installed via Wubi and have now uninstalled in order to properly partition and dual-boot. However, booting from LiveCD (USB) brings about a black screen after the original ...
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Removing a primary Swap partition and hibernation (working in OpenSuse but not Ubuntu 14.04)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad X230. I have 16GB of RAM therefore created a 17GB of Swap Partition during the installation. For some reason, my swap partition was not created properly, ...
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Hard drive recovery after Windows partitions wiped by Ubuntu install

I had Ubuntu 13, 32 bit installed along side Windows 8, and was dual booting them from my Dell Inspiron laptop. I then used a USB with 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 on it, and used it to update my old Ubuntu. ...
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how to get acces to a partition disc

There is no other OS along ubuntu. I just made one partition with ubuntu OS and another to put files on. I try to write from an external disc my saved information and it says that I have no ...