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

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Error loading operating system after I have installed Ubuntu 12.04

Steps that I have done: (First OS was Windows XP) I had 3 partitions, NTFS and FAT, then I formatted the drive during Ubuntu 12.04 partitioning. I have formatted the drive with ext4 and other one ...
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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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kernel panic not syncing out of memory and no killable processes

I have removed my old version of Ubuntu & Windows 7 by deleting the partitions using a bootable pen drive containing Ubuntu-13.04 to install the new version.The moment I restarted the system to ...
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HD is seen in busybox but not in the live usb

I'm a victim of an infamous problem with wubi and I might be about to lose all my data. But that's not my question. The problem is that whenever I try to at least backup some of my files by booting ...
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SSD 4K alignment question

I have the following partitions for my SSD: (sector size = 512Byte) Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 2048s 122882047s 122880000s primary ntfs ...
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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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Boot failure after disk manipulation

My 32bit 12.10 system won't boot. I used Gparted to increase the boot partition’s size because updates were not working. As expected, the system needed boot fix. I have tried the Boot Repair option ...
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mounted NTFS partition without trash

right now I'm testing ubuntu 13.04 64bits, I installed it inside windows 7 originally I had my HDD partitioned(2GB Swap, 78GB Os, 346GB, as a warehouse) so my temp ubuntu is instaled on the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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/boot partition problem when installing Ubuntu

The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code. This partition should be marked for use as "EFI boot partition" and should ...
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How can I tell if there is data on an LVM volume?

I recently installed Kodi (formerly XBMC) over an install of ubuntu that had become unusable after an 'upgrade'. The OS is on an SSD. I also had a couple of 2TB drives with video files on them. Now ...
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lost data while creating partition

I found a similar Q&A, but mine is a little bit different. Today is a bad day: I lost my all collection of movies, images, everything :( What I did: I have Windows 8 in my pc I planned to ...
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Moving Bootcamp Partition to Empty Space

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on my late 2009 iMac. I would like to triple-boot it with my already existing Mac and Bootcamp partitions. I am following this tutorial and it says Use Bootcamp ...
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Persistent Ubuntu 14.04 USB fails to boot after creation of ext4 casper-rw partition

This question is related to IMMERZL's answer in the series "How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB". I used UUI to create the persistent bootable USB using 14.04.1 amd64 ISO. I ...
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PPC PReP Boot from image disk

I have a disk image, which in turn is divided into four sections. Osnavnaya task to extract the contents PPC PReP Boot . That's partition table. Which is not similar to the partition table. sergey @ ...
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Grub not running after formating my first Ubuntu partition

I've had installed Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome alongside Windows 8 on my computer, but a few days ago, I decided to remove one of those Linux Ext4 partitions (Ubuntu, which Grub was also installed on it). ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 install does not show install alongside windows 7

I downloaded the Desktop 14.04.1 for my HP Pavilion dv7 running windows 7 64 it. I then followed the instructions to make a bootable usb drive to install Ubuntu. However, during the install process, ...
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can i find my files after installing ubuntu

I have a windows 8 OS with a C partition and a D partition. in the D partition i have important files, so i think i will do this: let the files in D. install Ubuntu 14.10 in C by formatting it and ...
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Nothing works only mouse moves

Ubuntu boots, shows desktop and mouse moves but no other interaction seems possible, no clicks, no ctr+alt+t. I've cloned my dual-boot Ubuntu(3.13.0-44?)/Win7 to a new SSD drive I copied only the ...
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Flash Drive Partitioning

I have been trying to use a Kingston 16gb flash drive that has worked great up until now It is unformatted but when I try to format it in Gparted, It says that I need to make a new partition table. ...
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Unable to go back to windows 8.1 and unable to open other partition

I have a Dell laptop that came installed with Windows 8.1. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04, but I'm unable to open Windows 8.1 any more and in Ubuntu there are other partitions but I cannot open them. ...
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Increased partition size of virtualbox installation succesfully; can't address extra space

and thanks in advance for reading. So I installed Ubuntu desktop (version 14.4) on my 64 bits Oracle VirtualBox (version 4.3.20). All fine. I gave it 10 GiB's of space. Also fine. Run it on an i7 and ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 instllation error, hdd encrypted

So I unknowingly selected the second option of installation with the encryption. I entered my password and click next. Then it said something and I hit go back then it froze. Happens so my battery ...
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Install 14.10 or 14.04 “Back” and “Continue” button greyed out during disk partition setting for dual boot. HELP!

This seems like a common issue for Ubuntu install. My problem is very much like this: "Back" and "Install Now" buttons grayed out in 14.04 installer However I'm not sure the ...
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Ubuntu14.04 Installer Crashes

I have been trying desperately to install one of the linux distros but I'm not having luck. Usually, the reason is GRUB not installing. Now, I'm not a linux guy and I rely on help from others. One of ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro, Two Hard Drives, and Ubuntu 14.04 alongside OS X 10.9.5.

I plan on using rEFInd to accomplish the dual boot. That part is OK. This next part though, I need a little guidance, or at least a suggestion or two. Anyway, 2011 MBP, 128 GB SSD, 500 GB HDD ...
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Chmod error changing permission read only file system

I have three main partitions on my disc /dev/sda: /dev/sda1 2048 117186559 58592256 83 Linux /dev/sda2 117186560 128905215 5859328 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda3 ...
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how to use dedicated swap partition for hibernation

Is there a very simple way to make Ubuntu use an SSD partition for memory swapping, while using a separate partition residing on a slower HDD for hibernation? that will enable hibernation in the case ...
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Ubuntu Installation Error

After inquiring if I can install Ubuntu on a different hard disk from Windows, I downloaded an official ISO of Ubuntu and burned it into a disc using InfraRecorder. I removed the hard disk which ...
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Triple boot Windows partition no longer works after Yosemite upgrade

The problem: After upgrading to OS X Yosemite, my triple boot through rEFInd no longer works as it did before. Specifically, I can boot into OS X and Ubuntu, but not Windows. Furthermore, the way I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 MATE dual boot PPC Mac OS 9 not bootable

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 the MATE edition alongside with my Mac operating systems on my eMac. Everything seemed to be going smoothly until I tried booting mac OS 9, all I got was the floppy disk ...
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(Solved) Can't boot Ubuntu anymore

I'm running a homebuild PC, Intel i5-4670K on a msi Z87-G41 motherboard with 2 HDD:s. The systems runs both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10 (formerly 14.04 when the problem first occurred). On one of the ...
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Trying to access/mount raid array with gpt partition table

My raid arrays seem to be giving me alot of hassle under linux. I have 2 RAID 0 arrays: - 2 x 120GB SSD with MBR partition table (windows 7 x64) - 2 x 3TB HDD with GPT partition table (data/storage) ...
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lvm VG on boot disk (array) not found with vgdisplay but VM VG seen

I have weird problem with VM server and two raid arrays: OS is installed /dev/sda (raid-5 array) with vg-disk (group?) with id vg_server1 which is created during installation. Later on there is ...
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Reinstall Windows

I replaced Windows with Ubuntu instead of dual boot ubuntu long time ago, and I want to reinstall Windows now. The problem is, I don't have a right partition for Windows to be installed. I also don't ...
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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 ...