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

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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 ...
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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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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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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 on new SSD - the ext4 file system creation in partition #1 (0,0,0)(sdd) failed

I'm a linux noob trying to install ubuntu 14.04 to a new 120 gb Kingston SSD. I'm aware there are other questions relating to this but I cannot find anything useful. Apologies if I have overlooked an ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 fails to boot into a live session from a live USB, but only when my SSD is plugged in

Specs: Xubuntu 15.04, GTX 770, i5-4690k, 8 GB RAM, Corsair SSD, Hitachi HDD. Whenever I boot into a live session, it always fails to boot when I have my SSD plugged in. This is most likely the result ...
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I am having trouble mounting my external hard drive

I get the error Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/harish/My Passport: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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Help me Get to the Ubuntu 15.04 Partition, please

I had earlier installed Ubuntu 14.10, as a dual boot, on a hard disk drive that had come pre-installed with Windows 8.1. Later I had added a solid-state drive and installed windows 10 insider ...
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Booting from Lubuntu on USB with several partitions

Here's my goal: a fully self-contained Lubuntu 14.04.2 installation on a 256GB USB pen drive that I have, which also has an NTFS partition that Windows can read. The drive is /dev/sdd. I started by ...
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LUKS encryption over encryptfs

My /home partition under Ubuntu is default encrypted (encryptfs), but now the system isn't mounting it. Even worse, I don't even find the folder after encrypting for a second time with LUKS. This is ...
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Unwedging a memory stick

I have a memory stick with a (probably corrupted) copy of the Kubuntu 14.10 installation. I wanted to overwrite it with the 15.04 installation, but it seems to have a read-only vfat partition that ...
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How can I make proper use of subvolumes in btrfs?

In the past, I've always used three ext4 partitions to fulfill my needs: /dev/sda2: / /dev/sda3: /home /dev/sda4: /mnt/Data Right now, I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 with the btrfs filesystem. After ...
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initramfs, faulty or not working partition

I've had a problem plaguing me for a few days. I had a buggy version of 14.04 installed for a while now, and I told myself enough is enough and plugged a USB flash drive with the 15.04 iso on it and ...
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re-install does not format selected drives

I installed ubuntu 14.10 on my Acer with new Codestarter. everything was fine, until ungraded to 15.10. The process also went fine - except occasional WiFi connections. Recently, I decided ...
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Can't start X server on main partition — Mesa/NVidia conflict?

I am unable to start my X server any time I try booting my computer -- which is running Ubuntu 14.04 -- from the default partition (i.e., by choosing the first "Ubuntu" option in the GRUB menu). ...
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trying to re-install Ubuntu from USB, initramfs error

I had a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 that was very buggy that I wanted to install 15.04 on. Before inserting the USB, I noticed that I seemed to have two partitions, one being 500 GB and one being about ...
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No encryption options in Disks

When I start Disks (former Disk Utility), I can see my USB pen drive in the list of devices. However, regardless of whether it's mounted or unmounted, if I go ahead with the formatting I don't get ...
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cryptswap1 on top of Encrypted LVM

"Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security" appears to encrypt my /dev/sda3 device as sda3_crypt, with LVM volumes for root and swap. After installation, /etc/crypttab has entries for ...
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partition formatted

a couple of days ago i was downloading a torrent overnight on windows and the following day when i opened the laptop, bittorrent showed that it was working for only 3 hours though i left it for ...
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Hard time to have a System Image backup and using Clonezilla Live

Oldfred suggested the following in an inquiry about using unallocated space as an extra partition of Ubuntu system to be used mainly for backups in "How to mount an extra partition in Ubuntu 14.04": ...
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After Update from 12.04 to 15.04 partition is not regognized correctly

I have a partition named data in /data the partition i installed ubuntu on is 10 GB an full is says xxx GB free space on /data but if i try to install a setup.exe with playonlinux (wine) in this ...
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Cannot mount NTFS partition after formating windows ubuntu 14.04 lts

I am unable to mount an NTFS partition in Ubuntu after I formatted Windows. The cause of the problem is the same in Windows and the partition wasn't opening at all so I formatted it and the problem ...
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Cannot create unallocated space in Hard Drive

So, I want to set up Ubuntu in Dual Boot with Windows 7 and I need to create free unallocated space for it. This is how my drives are ( I'm using EaseUS partition manager) Link to Picture: ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 to microSDHC (class 4) card on DARwIn-OP

I'm working on a DARwIn-OP which has a "Built-in PC: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530 (32 bit) on-board 4 GB flash SSD". The pc has a ubuntu 9 on it and we want it as a fallback, so the plan is to install ...
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No “Install Alongside” option in Ubuntu 14.04 (Windows 7)

I know there are quite a few questions and answers on this topic but I can't seem to find quite the answer to my question. I would like to install Ubuntu alongside windows 7 on my computer. I have a ...
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Ubuntu not starting after resizing partition

my (K)Ubuntu 15.04 on btrfs ran out of space. So I fixed the issue and also resized the partition (including the btrfs volume). The next time I tried to boot the following lines showed up: Loading ...
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How to Bring HARD rive icons on the Launcher?

I Migrated fro Windows 7. I Partioned my Hard Disk (250 GB). I am not able to access all the Partitions simultaneously like I used to do in Windows. Please tell what should be done to get the ...