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

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No partitions show up when trying to install Ubuntu 14.04

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and have been using Windows all my life. I want to install Ubuntu and run as my default operating system. I don't need dual boot. My computer has a 32gb SSD and 500gb HDD. When ...
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Multiple problems with GRUB disk partitions Ubuntu login after update

Story: I have some problems which began with the lost+found folder and space which I could not get rid of even after I did dd (from live sdcard) with complete zero overwrite to the whole disk and ...
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Data recovery from partition, that Ubu formatted during install

My Ubuntu system broke up few weeks ago and there was not another way than reinstall. As I do not have anything that big as my data values on HDD, I parted the disk to two similarly sized partitions. ...
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Problem with partitions

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I open GParted, I get a libparted bug found error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda2 -- Device or resource busy. This means ...
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Am I correct that in 14.01 partman cannot move or copy partitions?

I am installing Dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a new offer of HP, an HP110-220z AMD-64 architecture. It looks to be the 2014 standard entry level Computer. The 500 GB hard drive has four partitions, but ...
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DualBoot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD + HDD

I have a notebook with 32GB SSD with Windows 8.1 installed and am thinking of installing Ubuntu 14.04 on dualboot, I have done a search online, but I'm still in doubt about which is the best way to ...
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Does “resize2fs” work like this?

I read how to use "resize2fs" but something is not very clear, would like to confirm if the following steps are correct. My goal is to do resizing without losing data. I can use rescue CD to boot ...
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Ubuntu DVD Startup 'Fixes' Partition table - Wrongly assumes RAID - Corrupts disk partitions

Testdisk deep search is unable to detect the correct partition table for /dev/sdb, after starting the PC from DVD (Ubuntu 14.04 LTC Trusty Tahr - Release amd64 (20140417)), and experiencing the ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on external hard drive?

I want to install persistent Ubuntu to my external USB HDD to be able to access my files and programs on any computer. It's been discussed here, but I'd like a more complete guide as to how do I ...
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partitioning in ubuntu with gparted cant resize

I opened gparted and as i can see i have 3 partitions(or i think so) first one sda1 (236 mb) its ext2 type file and its booting point, second one is sda2(rest of the hdd 1.36 tb) extended ntfs type ...
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GRUB problem after creating new partition - not able to boot live-cd

I've created a new NTFS partition under windows - after reebooting I've received the following error: Unknown file system Entering rescue mode Grub rescue > I would've booted one of my ubuntu live ...
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no GRUB menu bootloader option

I have used Ubuntu distribution in my HP laptop along with Windows 7 dual-boot before. But due to some mistakes while partitioning using windows default partition tool, I formatted my system drives ...
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problem installing ubuntu 14.04

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a system with Windows 8 already installed. I do not get the option of "install beside windows". It shows that all of my drive is free space and unpartitioned whereas ...
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NTFS formatted hard disk's partitions not visible in Windows. Although they are visible in Linux

I have two hard disks. HD1 has two partitions - a NTFS partitions with windows 8.1 and an ext3 with Ubuntu 14.04. HD2 has 4 NTFS partitions. Both of the disks (all partitions) are visible on Ubuntu ...
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df showing different disk sizes in 14.04 and 12.04?

I have several servers on Rackspace and have been moving some of them over from 12.04 to 14.04. One of the features they have is called Block Storage which lets you attach an external disk. These ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Manual Hard Drive Partitioning Help Needed

I'm in need of some assistance with manual partitioning from the Ubuntu 14.04 install GUI. I'm trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I have a 60GB SSD as that I want all my OS files ...
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Failure proof logical volumes on heterogenous bunch of irreliable hard disks

Like I guess most people do, I have accumulated an assortment of various hard drives over the years. They are mostly of different size, manufacturer, speed, etc. There are too many off them to put ...
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How long does ubuntu take to create ext4 journal;ing file systems for 500Gb drives?

I have a new server with four new 500Gb rotary hard drives. I am installing Ubuntu 14.04LS from a bootable USB flash drive. I asked Ubuntu to format the HD's with ext4 journaling file systems. Three ...
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Investigating RAID-related issue that caused data loss while using LiveUSB

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on one of my hard drives and something went seriously wrong, resulting in 400+ GB of data being lost. Frustrated as I was, I've decided to try to find out what ...
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I need advice on partition sizing/placement, please

I have installed 14.04 lts in a dual boot configuration with Windows 7. HD size is 500 GB. Before installing Ubuntu I used gparted to get approximately a 250 GB partition for the Ubuntu installation. ...
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Partitioning Problem

I installed ubuntu with windows . I deleted two partitions to install ubuntu . After I installed ubuntu these drive still keep on showing in windows . What should I do so that these do not appear in ...
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inconsistency in showing disk label

I've got my new laptop (thinkpad 440p) with windows 7.1 pre-installed and wanted to have single-boot ubuntu 14.04 on it. I wanted to change the disk partition table to "msdos" (legacy), so I change ...
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Disk '/dev/sdb' doesn't contain a valid partition table

I have installed Ubuntu on the USB stick and afterwards tried to clean up the disc to install another version of Ubuntu. I was not able to do it (even when tried to delete files by using sudo -rm), ...
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Why does “scanning disks” always take 3 -4 hours?

Is there something wrong with my hard drive? I have tons of small files on my C drive in Windows. I shrunk that partition to make enough room for a new partition. It's taken me days just to get ...
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Merge two Partitions

I want to merge two partitions in my ubuntu machine. But i don't want the files to be deleted in this process. I have a 50gb ,formatted in ext 4 which i had installed my operating system and another ...
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Creating an Ubuntu partition on a MacBookPro 9,1

I have a MacBookPro 9,1 and I'd like to create a bootable Ubuntu partition (virtual machines are too hardware-limited); however, the Mactel Support Matrix doesn't list anything for my model. Which of ...
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ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 Installation as dual boot on ProBook 4430s

I have Windows 7 already installed, and now I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside it. During installation I faced the following problems: The option of Install Ubuntu alongside Windows was not ...
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How to resize an encrypted LLVM volume and configure it to install another Linux distribution alongside Ubuntu?

I chose to install Ubuntu with a fully encrypted disk, using LLVM. How can I resize my partition so that I can install a new Linux version alongside Ubuntu? Here's my current gparted status, this is ...
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“Problem booting GPT Grub2 on a BIOS based System” How to resolve?

I have an Intel D945GCCR Board with a 2GB Ram having discontinued support.Similarly I have an 500GB HDD with triple boot Windows XP, Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04. Well the other day I came across the ...
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My swap partition resets to “unknown” at every boot

I wanted to fix the the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present error message on boot, so I followed the advices given here What to do about "the disk drive for ...
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How to store LXC container's files in another folder

Well the answer seems to be given on https://help.ubuntu.com/13.04/serverguide/lxc.html#lxc-hostsetup page under Using a separate filesystem for the container store title but it doesn't work for me. ...
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Whole hardisk showing to install ubuntu

I made a live cd and then booted from it to install ubuntu when I got to the "something else" option it was only showing "/dev/sda" my partitions were not showing please help me I want to install it ...
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Will I lose my data is I “write MBR partition table to disk and exit” in Gparted?

I've never used Ubuntu before and I'm trying to install it. Apparently Ubuntu thinks I don't have Windows 7 installed, so I don't have the option to install it alongside Windows. I found a tutorial ...
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How can I avoid wrecking Dell recovery partitions when installing Ubuntu?

Newbie here. :-) I've tried reading questions and answers about installing Ubuntu on a SECOND hard drive, and although I haven't done it yet, it looks straight forward and I expect to install Ubuntu ...
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Partition Table problems. Primary within Extended?

I am a new beee, and probably out of my depths. I dual booted Ubuntu 12.04 on a machine already running windows. I eventually dumped windows, and used Gparted running off of the Ubuntu Desktop LiveCD ...
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How reinstall and not to loose data if Ubuntu installer cannot detect my old Ubuntu?

my update from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 was recently interrupted by power failure so I decided to reinstall it. I run the install from usb but when I choose reinstal ubuntu error window appear: "The ...
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Should Making a New Disk for Wubi be fast?

Should making a new Wubi disk take a very long time? I am currently following along to the steps in this answer for increasing the root partition space for my Ubuntu Wubi install: Increase size of ...
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Partition errorno 28

While installing from my flash stick which is 4gb big, the installer says I no more have hard drive in space in my created partitions. Problem is I did no create any partitions,but my laptop says ...
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Least impact upgrade to latest ubuntu from old version

I am looking to upgrade from 13.04 to the upcoming 13.10 but have a few questions about how to handle the upgrade whilst having the least impact on my current setup. I have these partitions on my ...
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update-grub does not detect windows although os-prober does

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, then windows 7, and then fixed grub with gparted livecd. now i am in ubuntu, and when i type sudo update-grub, i don't see windows detected, i see that instead: ...
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How can I install ubuntu 12.04 besides ubuntu 13.10

I have ubuntu 13.10 installed in my laptop (lenovo u430) and I want to have ubuntu 12.04 also (because of graphic drivers). When I try the live cd, it says I have no other OS in my computer and that ...
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After failed partition resize, Ubuntu won't boot. It just keeps rebooting again and again

So, here's the thing. I was moving a partition with gparted and I stupidly clicked something that crashed the program. Now when I turn on my computer and select ubuntu 12.04 recovery (with linux ...
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Which version of ubuntu for installing alongside windows 8 OR formatting windows without touching ubuntu 12.04 in its partition

I have windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside, within a partition each. Since I had upgraded from windows 7 after having installed ubuntu, I had no problem with the ubuntu installation back ...
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The Ubuntu installation does not create swap partition

The Ubuntu installation does not create swap partition. This issue happen with both 12.04.2 and 13.04. I tested it with two diferents pc and with a virtual machine in virtual box into Ubuntu. I tried ...
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Installation Problem Involving Netbook w/ 2 Very Small Hard Drives, Partitioning Is Being A Problem, Too

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 on a first generation eee PC that has two itty bitty solid state drives. (One drive is 8GB and one is 4.5GB. And that's ALL I have to work with, too!) I already ...
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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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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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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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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 ...