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

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Need help with boot repair tool: After installing Ubuntu along side w Win7, wont boot, ran bootRepair tool, how do i make BIOS boot on sdc?

So I previously posted the initial part of the problem here: Grub Rescue Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a laptop with malfunctioning windows

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a laptop, that won't boot Windows, it always just asks for reboot. So I decided to install Ubuntu instead and get rid of windows entirely. I started the installation ...
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Hard Drive invalid NTFS and hidden partition

Hi i recently bought a western digital green 2To and put it in an enclosure to use it like a simple external hard drive. I tried to name it and format it in NTFS through the disk utility. It worked, ...
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Managing multiple hard drives, choosing which stores what (during install process)

I have an SSD and an HDD installed in my machine. I've decided to start fresh, and make a few changes in the process. I would like to use the SSD for certain documents (project files) as well as the ...
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Can't Select Ubuntu partition on startup

So,I'm in a bit of an odd predicament. My motherboard got messed up in such a way that now the SATA ports don't work so can't use my hard drive, so I've been using live Ubuntu USB drives and just ...
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How do I access my Windows 7 files?

The question is a little more complicated than the title may suggest. After a bad experience with Windows 10, I tried to downgrade, long story short, Windows 7 is borked. I installed Ubuntu, creating ...
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LUKS + LVM at Install Time

I am trying to use the Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS installer to create a disk layout that logically looks like this during installation: /dev/sad | +-- /dev/sda1 (/boot) | +-- /dev/sda2 (LUKS) ...
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/home partition deleted after installing windows 10

I had the following partition organization Disk 1 (HD 500GB) 100MB (Windows recovery partition) primary 100GB (Windows partitions) primary Extended Partition: 100GB ext4 linux partition (/home) ...
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swap partition crashes 14.04/12.04

Hardware: Acer Aspire ACX-603-UR10 8 GB RAM Blue WD010EZEX 1 TB HDD -- or -- Green WD30EXRX 3 TB HDD -- or -- Samsung HM251JI 250 GB HDD Seagate ST3160815AS 160 BG HDD (Windows 8.1/now upgraded to ...
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Where should I install the boot loader on a second drive?

So I recently installed a second hard drive in my laptop. Previously, I had split 1 hard drive into a windows and ubuntu partition, but after running out of space on each, I installed this new hard ...
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What to do after clonezilla partition install on new machine? refresh grub? fstab? create swap?

Amazingly, somehow, I... a noob.. successfully restored a cloned linux partition from my old laptop into my new one (and didn't lose windows in the process). Then successfully got to grub2 rescue ...
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problem with unformatable usb flash

I've a problem with my usb flash, this flash had a bootable sabayon installation on it before, and it worked, but when I write ubuntu 14.10 with startup disk creator on this usb, and tried to install ...
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Gparted unable to resize partition

I am trying to resize my 2.73 TiB partition but I am unable to do so. From what I've found, I will be unable to resize a partition that is in use so I have to boot from CD/USB. There is the main ...
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Ubuntu root partition is filling up so fast

Just a few days ago my Ubuntu server root partition has started filling up so fast. The server is the mail server and runs the DNS for the domain. I have deleted all the big files especially in the ...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - Fstab file deleted entry

This morning when I arrived at work the samba server shares had appeared to have gone down, after a short investigation I discovered that the partition in the LVM had become unmounted, after to ...
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How to properly move /home from separate partition into / partition?

I have two logical volume which one is used for / and another one for /home. The thing is now I want to have /home to be not separated from the /. I want to use the logical volume which I use for / to ...
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After Installation in Dual Boot (UEFI), SSD Partitions Management

I installed ubuntu in dual-boot in a laptop with pre-installed Windows 8.1 (uefi) with 500gb HDD and 32gb SSD. During and after installation everything went Ok, but as recommended, I leaved the SSD ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) due to partition failure

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on a refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad T420 with a 128 gig SSD. There is a 70 gig win7 partition and the rest of the space is unallocated, as I shrunk the win7 partition in ...
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How to setup linux on drive d without removing windows on drive c and other drives

I am a starter in Linux. I was having a windows laptop with the hard drive split into 5 drives. Drive C Windows 8.1, Drive D and G empty. Other drives has important data. I want install Linux on ...
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Making /media/mightyalex200/Data ( NTFS HDD) a RWX

I need to make /media/mightyalex200/Data accessible for me (or everybody) as RWX. The only problem is that the Data HDD is a NTFS drive and I have no idea how to use ntfs-3g. I'm also new to Ubuntu ...
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Problem in recovering with Linux, testdisk

I was installing Linux, but suddenly I found that when I start my PC it shows this texts: Grub-welcome or something like that. I try to recover my PC with Linux in live and started using test-disk. I ...
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Ubuntu Boot Problem00

so I have a very depressing problem actually. I'm not sure what I have exactly done, but I'm pretty sure its within the limits of removing the Windows boot loader partition that remained after I ...
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After Ubuntu 14.04 Reinstall hard drive is not recognized as Bootable Device

I'm new to Ubuntu. After doing a full reinstall of 14.04 LTS on an Acer Inspire E5, the hard drive is not recognized as a bootable device, though it is recognized in general. Booting Ubuntu from a usb ...
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Separating dual booting systems from one hard disk to different hard disks

Due to my recent hardware upgrade I'm planning to separate the two dual booting operating systems that I have (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7), onto two different hard disks from the partitions on which ...
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Remove grub2 from Surface Pro 1

i installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro following this guide: Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? But now I want to remove Grub2 and switch back to the regular Bootloader to be able to enter the Windows ...
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How can I fix the missing /NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr on Windows 8.1?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto my Windows 8.1 UEFI SONY VAIO laptop. I installed ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 3 partitions: /boot , / and a swap ...
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Extremely slow OS. Swap related?

I really hope you can help me. An inexperienced sysadmin, installed Ubuntu on a new Dell Desktop, it's a pretty powerful machine, and I ran a bunch of hardware tests, and can confirm that RAM/HDD and ...
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Booting failed after enabling swap and installing uswsusp

After reinstalling Ubuntu 15.04, my swap partition was not active which is why Ubuntu did not hibernate. I followed steps given in this answer . I edited /etc/fstab/ by typing sudo nano /etc/fstab in ...
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I no longer detect any OS or hard drive after updating from 12.04 to 14.04

I updated the my system from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I had installed the OS on the partition /sda. After I restarted my system, I was taken directly to boot menu and the boot menu no longer showed that ...
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Resize disk in VMware

Trying to make the disk size larger in Ubuntu 15.04 server running in VMware ESXi 5.5 Steps done: downloaded vm from server to local fusion app running os osx. resized the disk space allocation ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04, then Ubuntu 15.04 and now lost Windows

My computer only had Windows 7 when I bought it. Because I am an amateur programmer, I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 (duual boot) For some personal reasons (stupid ones), I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Install from ISO image on the same hard drive

I am working with the assumption I have a computer with a single hard drive, no USB connectivity and no access to external disks (no optical, diskette or network drives). No PXE either, of course. ...
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Question marks on install

I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with a gigabyte of ram, a 300GB hard drive, and a 3Ghz Pentium 4 processor. I have one partition already on my computer, this partition is 8GB in size, and has Free-DOS. ...
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GRUB rescue and out of memory - killing process occurs when I start my laptop

Using USB booting, I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64 bit on my LENEVO Ideapad G50 - 70 dual boot with windows 8.1 - In order to overcome Ubi partman error 10 ( I think its RAID isssue) by using -> Try ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu?(Ubuntu preinstalled) SSD & HDD System76 laptop

I have a system76 laptop (Kudu Professional). It has an i7 core w/ 8gb of RAM. There are two drives: a 250 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. The Kudu came with Ubuntu pre-installed(version 15.04). I looked ...
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How to resize Linux partiton to other end of partition?

This must be a common question but I don't know how to phrase it to find the answer. Background: I have recently got a new laptop, it came with win8, and immediately after removing a ton of ...
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How do I move empty space on hard drive

I have a 500GB hard drive, internal, and it is split as follows: Partition Type Mount Point Size Used Flags 1. /dev/sda1 ntfs /media/BackupHD 433.55GiB 408.76 boot 2. ...
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SD card turns slow after split partitions and format

It's a class 10 SD card, and the speed is normal (about 10MB/s write) before I use GParted to split it into 2 partitions and format them as EXT4. But then the speed is only about 1.5MB/s write after ...
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Error in formatting corrupted Micro Sd Card

Initially this 4 gb microSD worked for a couple days inside a cellphone before it stopped functioning. I have used an adapter to plug it into my computer making sure that the write protected switch ...
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Ubuntu does not boot after install when another hdd/storage is present

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop and Ubuntu does not boot after install. It requires me to use boot repair https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair to fix it so it will boot ...
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lvm reporting wrong size after gparted expansion - Ubuntu 14.01

After realizing I had under-allocated space on a hyper-v vm for this unbuntu install, I expanded the partition in hyper-v and then used gparted to expand the lmv and boot partitions. However, after ...
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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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First time Installation - No partition can be seen

I want to install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8.1 that I have. Earlier, my windows corrupted so I had a full fresh installation. I dont know anything about MBR or GPT. I am installing Ubuntu 14 and ...
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Hard Drives in Startech Enclosure Are Not Recognized

Issue 1 With Computer 1(Running Ubuntu 12.0.4)? I have 8 external hard drives of varying sizes from different manufactureres that are formatted as either ntfs/ext4. We purchased a Startech 8-bay ...
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Help connecting to Fiber HBA

We have a fiber channel set up, and I'd like to connect to it (I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 btw). I can see the wwpns that were delivered. But I don't quite know what to do from here. I can fdisk to the ...
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A partition copied with cat can't be mounted

OK, I asked it in AskDifferent, but seems that apple folks don't get the idea that everything is file in unix. Well some days ago my mac got broken, I had an Ubuntu on it and booted through it, first ...
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RAID1 /dev/md0 showing up as /dev/md126 after reboot

I've already configured the file: /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf with the outcome of : mdadm --detail --scan ARRAY /dev/md0 metadata=1.2 name=compute2:0 UUID=4e0dd53b:c29a881a:795286f7:a649ff4a ARRAY ...
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Performance driven, future proof desktop partitioning setup: SSD+HDD

I just got 2 new storage devices, a 128GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. Currently I have Ubuntu 15 (Desktop version) installed on a 2.5TB HDD (16GB RAM). And I would like to move Ubuntu to the SSD and my data to ...
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Cannot mount partition

I am unable to mount my two of the partitions (NTFS) currently. When I double click on it from the file manager, a pop up window says unable to access {disk lable}. Not authorized to perform ...