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

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Can not access partition after mounting

After I managed to mount one of my windows partitions I worked with it for some time without any problems. After restart I can't access any more the partition, meaning the folder I mounted it on, ...
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Having trouble repairing window xp that is dual-booted with Ubuntu 12.10

I had been successfully using Windows XP dual-booted with Ubuntu, for over 2 years. Then, out of the blue, something happened to the Windows boot file that made it impossible for me to get into ...
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Is there a way I can revert the creation of a NTFS partition?

I have a desktop machine (HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1020) that came with Windows 7 and I installed Ubuntu 13.10 beside it. Used to boot into either OS just fine, until I pulled a really stupid trick ...
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Ubuntu cannot read hard disk partitions

I'm trying to Install Ubuntu by splitting partition on my dard disk drive. But Ubuntu cannot read my hard disk or its partitions, what should I do now ?
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Installing ubuntu: No OS found

Ok, so I have some problems with dualbooting. First of all, previously when I downgraded to win7 kind of failed with partitions so had to delete all of them and install directly with win7 ...
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Disk partition on ubuntu server 12.10

I'm new on Ubuntu. Currently I'm trying to install Ubuntu server 12.10 on Acer AR320 F1 with 300GB SAS HDD. When I'm in the disk partition section, it only shows me 3 choices which are: - CONFIGURE ...
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How can I get the Ubuntu installer to recognise my primary partition for dual-booting?

When I select "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7", the only partition available is my 20 GB recovery drive. How do I get the Ubuntu installer to recognize my primary 600 GB harddrive and create a ...
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Error installing Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 lts with RAID 5 configuration

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2750 that has 8 x 500GB HDD's. I performed a RAID-5 configuration through the BIOS, essentially leaving me with about 3.3TB of available disk space. I then installed Ubuntu ...
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SSD from Windows drive to external drive under Ubuntu

My SSD Samsung 840 was used as OS drive for a Windows 7 based machine. I want to use it now as external SSD drive under Ubuntu. I formatted it with Gparted to remove recovery partitions of Windows ...
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Partitions created in Windows are not showing in Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit alongside Windows 8, so I created some free space in Windows 8. When I try to install Ubuntu using a Live USB, the free space created is not visible and the ...
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Redirect library location in Nautilus

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop, and I will install a dual-boot configuration with Windows 8.1 N and Ubuntu 13.10 (amd64 version). But since the SSD has a limited amount of storage ...
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Copying the Ubuntu partition in an external disk and boot from there

For some reasons to long to be explained I have to copy my Linux partition in another HD and then boot Ubuntu from there. This if my fdisk -l output Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 ...
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Corrupted HD recovery, non-PAE machine

I was trying to fix a corrupt hard drive I was given information on trying to recover the files on a failed drive by getting ubuntu and looking around. My laptop is awaiting a new drive so I only ...
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broke Ubuntu with the Windows disk management tool

I initially had 3 partitions: -Windows 7 -Ubuntu -Data (no OS) I had grub2 as a boot loader. I used the default Windows disk management tool to shrink my Data partition and install Windows 8. ...
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Allocate free space to Ubuntu partition with 4 primary already existing?

I just made 120 GB of unallocated space from my Windows 8 partition to put into my already existing Ubuntu home (sda7) partition. The problem is when I try to create new partition from unallocated ...
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“Disk drive is not ready yet or not present” after renaming partition

Ok so, here's the thing. I have an 256GB SSD and a 2TB HDD in my system. I had windows 7 on the SSD until a couple of days ago and ubuntu on a partition on my HDD. Not so familiar with ubuntu btw, ...
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How do I clean install windows 7 on the “other” partition? [duplicate]

I would like to cleanly install windows 7 on another partition to ubuntu 12.04. I originally had a windows 7 only machine. I subsequently installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside it by creating a partition. ...
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Need help to partition drive

Ok so im in a little problem... I need to switch back to windows but i need a drive to put it on and i know nothing about how to partition the drives do you think you guys could help? The ideal ...
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Grub on boot partition using raid0 and swap partition question

I'm new on this linux stuff and english isn't my language so have some patience please. =) Question 1: *When a boot partition is created during or before a installation of Ubuntu, is Grub bootloader ...
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Having trouble with partition while dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7

So I have already made a partition of 100 GB in windows but when I loaded ubuntu 13.10 from a usb stick and tried installing it ubuntu didn't give me the option of installing along side windows. When ...
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how can I increase my RAM size with a swap partition? [duplicate]

Presently my RAM is 2GB. I heard that in linux we can get extra memory to RAM from the harddisk by using swap partition. What is the procedure for that? here in the pics i'm giving my system info. ...
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sd4 is nested! for example sda5 is a child of sda4! Ubuntu does not allow me to create any other partition!

Below pictures (captured form gparted) show my problems! sda1 -> Windows system reserved (created automatically by windows os) -> PRIMARY sda2 -> Win 8.1 -> PRIMARY sda3 -> Ubuntu ...
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Deleted Windows bootmgr partition dual boot

I seriously messed up my dual boot system. I had windows 8 installed alongside Ubuntu 13.10, and everything was working fine with GRUB. I decided to get fancy and tried to install EasyBCD, but ...
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Windows Boot Partition was deleted after re installing Ubuntu 13.10 and can not boot into Windows

A while ago I tried installing nVidia drivers for Ubuntu and ended up completely messing up my system so I left a broken Ubuntu on my SSD and used the Windows 8 installation on my normal hard drive ...
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Grub Rescue Error on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have a dual boot system with ubuntu and windows 7. It is an old laptop with BIOS (not UEFI). I tried to remove ubuntu from the system for experimentation. What I did was that I opened the disk ...
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The USB drive is read only even write protection is off

I have made my Transcend USB 3.0 pendrive into bootable ARCH-LINUX key using dd command. After that it become read only and I was not able to use it. So I formatted as MBR with NTFS partition using ...
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partitions not do delete when erasing windows

After using linux for a while I decided to get rid of win7 using brute-force. I choosed to simply erase the windows partitions. Unfortunately I am a bit surprised by the amount of unknown partitions ...
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Installing apps on separate hard drive [closed]

I have a system with three storage drives: SSD - boot HDD 1 - programs HDD 2 - storage How do I get Ubuntu 13.10 to automatically install all apps to HDD 1 (software not ...
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Merge partitions without loosing my data [duplicate]

The situation: I have two partitions in my ubuntu 12.04 The first is / on /dev/sda1 (primary) The second is /home on /dev/sda5 (extended) The outpust of sudo fdisk -l is Device Boot ...
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How do I do a Grub resuce?

I've had a problem with hdd space, as detailed here: No hdd space left I've since tried to make more space using GParted. I've deleted partitions I thought were not being used, and expanded my Ubuntu ...
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Dual booting Windows Server 2012 and Ubuntu Server 12.04

I am new to in Ubuntu installation i am trying to Dual booting Windows Server 2012 and Ubuntu Server 12.04. I seen a tutorials from Youtube and i tried those tutorial in Hyper-V VM and successfully ...
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Uninstalled through the Windows 8 'Programs and Features' but Ubuntu

I've recently uninstalled Ubuntu desktop 12.04 that I had downloaded. I uninstalled it through the Programs and Features of Windows 8. One problem I forgot to manage was that Ubuntu had created ...
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What are “/run/lock” and “/run/shm” used for?

I just want to know where and how /run/lock and /run/shm can help our PC . $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 56G 13G 41G 24% / udev ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 unbootable after broken installlation from live cd

Hello dear Ubuntu users you are my last hope to some how rescue my Ubuntu, "I am running Ubuntu Saucy Salamander on an Intel Dual Core 2,6 500Gb, Windows XP Dual alongside a Dual BOOT with Windows ...
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How to extend an NTFS partition

I have a Linux and a Windows partition and want to extend the windows one. I already decreased the size of the linux partition via gparted, the problem is that the unused space is on the end of the ...
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lastest ubuntu is stack in the loading screen

I'm using an old thinkpad computer (Z-260). last month my windows died and i could not be botherd to fix it (blue dead screen), so i installed ubuntu. Yestaday i have decided do extend the ubuntu ...
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What's wrong with my partition table?

My Ubuntu OS does not recognise any external drives or devices. This started after I installed Windows XP. When I run GParted, it shows "unallocated 465.76 GiB". I ran "sudo fdisk -l -u /dev/sda" and ...
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Adding unallocated parition to an extened parition

I am trying to extend my Ubuntu Partition. This is what my partitions looks like, So I booted to live cd and used gparted to work with the partition. My problem now is that I deleted the swap ...
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How to install and partition on a Compaq Presario SR5223WM

I have an old Compaq Presario SR5223WM. I am new to the Ubuntu world. I recently used a program called Dban to wipe out this computer. I had received the computer from a friend and wiped it, to remove ...
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“Warning: Can't have a partition outside the disk” when I try to plug an external HDD-USB

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 in a dual boot with my existing Windows 7. Had some drive issues and decided to remove Ubuntu. Then found it messed up the MBR on my HDD and cannot boot from the drive, only ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu due to a partition error

So I tried to install Ubuntu using a USB drive. Everything went fine but in the last step where I had to do the partition, when I clicked "Install now!", a pop-up appeared saying an error occurred. ...
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Possible to delete root partition [closed]

I was deleting a partition on my root drive through the disk utility, and now the disk utility shows my root disk is entirely free space. My system is still running and I can access all my files ...
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How do I make a seperate partition for my home folder?

I've herd of this referred to before and would love to know the process involved. I would also like to be able to encrypt my directory’s.
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Fresh user, fresh PC, fresh ubuntu 12.04 install

i'm a new ubuntu user,and i could use some pointers and some help with some problems i have stumbled across,but first my configuration: Intel core 2 duo 2.41 ghz; 2 gb Ram ddr2 800 mhz; Nvidia 9600 ...
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Trying to increase Ubuntu's partition size and decrease OS X partition size?

My partitions look like this right now: I can re-size the OS X partition easily enough, but then I have trouble trying to move the Ubuntu partition over, since there's a partition in the way ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 in new partiton created in windows 7

I created a new 60GB partition in windows7 using its default partition manager. Now I've been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 in this newly created partition. The list of drives displayed by ubuntu ...
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Dual boot ubuntu problem

I am trying to have a dual boot Ubuntu with Win 7 on my laptop.I face a problem i couldn't understand.After I free a space(about 11GB) for Ubuntu installation, I couldn't find it when i try to install ...
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Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition when installing Ubuntu from USB

I've prepared a PC for installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows Vista. These are the steps I've taken: 1) Shrunk the C: drive to create 60GB for Ubuntu. The Disk Management utility confirms that ...
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How do I correctly partition for a dual-boot 12.04 install?

I tried to partition and install Ubuntu 12.04 a week ago and got very far. I shrunk my Windows partition and formatted it for a fresh Ubuntu install to dual-boot alongside Win7. I got so far as the ...
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How to prevent accidentally unmounting and destroying my Windows drive from Ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 and I had a question about preventing the unmounting of my windows drive. When I go into the file browser (I think it's called nautilus. It's ...