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 remove Ubuntu from dual boot system with Windows 7?

I wish to remove Ubuntu and I'm not quite sure how. I know it has something to do with partitions. I have 3 partitions. 1. OS [683 GB] 2. Recovery [14 GB] 3. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (E:) I know it says ...
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How to resize Lubuntu partition

I did read about resizing partition with gparted but it doesn't work for me... I have Windowns 7 on a primary partition and lubuntu on extended, I mean on extended I have 'root' partion and 'swap'. ...
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How can I mount a windows 7 partition from Ubuntu (with no knowledge of what I'm doing)?

I have no idea what I'm doing here, at all. I bought a lenovo laptop from a pawn store, and it had Windows 7 with a single locked user account. I'd like to access the current files without resetting ...
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handling partitions

On my 160 GiB HD I do have 3 partitions. sda1 (ext4) = 83 GiB sda2 (extended = 77 Gib sda6 (ext4) = 75 Gib 12.04 is installed on the sda1 partition, but because of the fact that I am not so familiar ...
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Creating Volume Group on Root Partition

I am currently doing some Virtualisation lab works in which I need to run Virtual Machines on Xen hypervisor. I need to create Logical Volumes on Volume Groups. I can create a new Volume Group ...
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Storage partition: mount point during installation or later?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop. I decided to create a logical partition to store my big files (music, videos, pictures...) somewhere else than the home folder, so I created this partition ...
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How to increase ubuntu 13.04 disk size from 16gb -WUBI installation [duplicate]

I'm incredibly new to Ubuntu and Linux overall. Though i already prefer it greatly over windows, im stuck with one issue that is bothering me incredibly. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 with Wubi, and was ...
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Can't remove GPT data from MBR

I am having difficulty getting the Ubuntu installer (and gparted) to recognize the partitions on my MBR type disk. Other operating systems and disk tools read the disk structure and the files on it ...
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All my files are gone

I am new to ubuntu, i tried to install it from a usb drive created by LiLi in windows, now when i reboot and start installing ubuntu, i did not get " install alongside windows 8 " option for a reason, ...
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Multiple Version + V13 Windows Installer?

Right, I am trying to install several version of Linux on my spare older drive and would appreciate your help. If I use the windows installer on my second drive (which will contain the OS's), Will I ...
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unable to boot ubuntu with window xp

I have 500gb of HDD, my partition are like this 80 GB windows (primary partition) /dev/sda1 80 GB ubuntu 12.04 (primary partition) (/dev/sda2) and remaining extended partition of >300 GB (/dev/sda4) ...
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Question regarding drives

I am a new Ubuntu user who has spent a lot of time on Windows. A very common practice for me on Windows was making two drives, C: and D: , storing installs/files in C:, and I used D: for backup or if ...
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How to change the default drive to install programs on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Hello I have Ubuntu and Windows XP installed on my SSD. I want to use my other terabyte HDD for programs such as Steam etc... because I am out of space on my SSD.
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Dual boot Win 7 Ubuntu - home and boot partitions have no mount point

After installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a Windows 7 laptop, running Ubuntu Disk Utility showed the following partition information; /dev/sda1 NTFS, Bootable, Filesystem, Labled: System Reserved, 105MB, ...
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Is my partition useless?

Installed ubuntu, and it didn't give me a choice as to where it was going to be installed. Partitioned about half my drive before, is my partition useless now?
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Installing Ubuntu from CD Fatal Error

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 from the CD. Whenever it gets to the screen to allocate the drive space, no disk drive is listed. I want to run Ubuntu alongside my Windows 7 and is not giving me ...
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Standalone installation of ubuntu 13.10

I have windows 8 installed on my PC and now i want to install ubuntu 13.10 as a standalone OS i.e. i dont want to keep windows 8. I have 3 partition on my HDD. 350 MB (Boot Files in NTFS) 100 GB ...
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Stuck at “Installation Type” screen while installing

The title is pretty clear, but here are a few details : I'm installing from a USB, onto a computer running Windows 7. Everything seems to run perfectly, until I get to the "Installation Type" screen. ...
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Unable To Mount Location of Hard Drive

Okay, so This is the case. I had 3 partitions namely C,D and E on my 320GB HDD. I had windows 7 installed in "C" Partition, Now, I installed UBUNTU 12.10 Desktop -i386 from a Bootable USB. I selected ...
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How can i install ubuntu on my ntfs hdd without formatting?

My hdd is just one partition in ntfs (500gb) and 430 gb is used by my photos/movies/music etc which i never will want to lose. Actually i installed ubuntu on a usb flash drive (using it right now) but ...
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Difference between linux subdirectories [duplicate]

I am building a computer and installing Linux of it. I am considering of getting: A small capacity SSD for frequently accessed files (such as the OS and programs), A small capacity hard drive for ...
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No partitions in Ubuntu isntallation

Today, with the new version of Ubuntu, I have decided to install it in my laptot, but running with Windows 8, which is the OS I have installed now and that I don't want to uninstall, because I need ...
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Need help to sort out partitions with Mac OS X + Ubuntu Dual Boot

I have a MacbookPro8,1 with a 500GB HDD, running OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion. I used the Disk Utility app on Mac OS to create a new 50GB free space partition to install Ubuntu on. I installed rEFIt ...
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Error partitioning a Toshiba MK3265GSX hard drive that use to be an external hard with Ubuntu 12.04

I recently removed a Toshiba MK265GSX hdd from an external hard drive case and then installed it in a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 which previously had the factory hdd. I then attempted to install Ubuntu ...
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Resize file system partition

How Can I add more space to my FileSystem partition. I read some answers here but this answers not work with me and this is the problem : When I boot from CD live, Gparted give me the choose for ...
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How do I perform an installation with RAID1 HDDs and two SSDs?

I have a setup with 2 HDDs (1TB), 2 SSDs (32GB and 120GB) and 16GB RAM, and I want to do the following: Put the two HDDs in a RAID 1 for redundancy, and use that volume for the bulk of file-saving, ...
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I did a factory reset on windows 7 and now I can't boot into Ubuntu, how can I fix this? [duplicate]

I switched over to Ubuntu about a month ago after Windows 7 was corrupted and wouldn't boot anymore. I recently decided to restore Windows 7 so I could play a game on it. Unfortunately I had no ...
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12.04 Automount EXT4 [duplicate]

I have a secondary hard drive on my computer. It has a partition that is ext4 that I set up for Ubuntu. I would like for it to be mounted automatically. I tried using the Disk Utility that I installed ...
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How to get Ubuntu 13.10 installer to recognize Windows' existence?

Saw you posted this question, and comment: 13.10 and 12.04 discs say I have no Windows 7 on my hard drive Can't get it to work; similar problem. You wrote: "I was able to find a fix. the problem was ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Invisible After Installation

I followed your instructions for installation from USB stick. First, I tried it as a desktop, liked it, and so followed your instructions and illustrations to install on my Win7 laptop. It took a ...
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Ubuntu. Installation went wrong?

I just installed ubuntu and before that I was using Windows 7 where I had 3 partitions - Local Disk C (Windows 7), Local Disk D (all my files) and Local Disk E (other files). What I did is when I was ...
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Error in mounting HDD

I am getting the following error whenever I mount my external HDD. It was working before and then I opted for safely removing the drive. Now its giving me following error Error mounting: mount exited ...
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Missing drives during partitioning .

I had both Windows7 and ubuntu 12.10 in my PC. Due to some problem I was forced to format and reinstalled win7. Now when trying to install ubuntu 12.10, I can't find the drives I have!!! Windows 7 C:\ ...
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How do I select a root file system when partitioning?

I want to install Ubuntu on the C: partition where my Windows 7 is, simply to replace the systems. I've also tried to install it on another partition (without formating it), which failed! All I get ...
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Install with existing /home (encrypted)

I have a separate /home partition, and I'm about to perform a reinstall (13.04 beta). I plan to set up the same user that I have now. My current home folder is encrypted. Will the installer ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on MacBook Air (Mid 2012) [HELP]

Yesterday I've decided to try Ubuntu 13.04 on my MacBook Air, within a day i really love and enjoy it! So, I followed every step by step instructions on the Internet. Installation process run just ...
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Attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0 problem

I installed ubuntu 13.04 on a 16GB usb memory (full installation, not live usb) and boot it with vmware player 6 + plop under windows 7 64-bit host. To avoid windows format complain, I created a ...
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How can I change partition ext4 boot options?

I want to make boot-able to my user a partition called "backup". My intention is keep here data. To be accessed with "DiskInternals Linux Reader" on windows, and from my user on linux. However I ...
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How do I make /dev/sda3 my boot partition?

I have three NTFS partitions as specified below. Device UUID Boot /dev/sda1 ...
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'multiple active partition" error while booting ubuntu from USB

I made my USB ubuntu bootable using " startup disk creator",but when I am trying to boot from this USB an error is coming "multiple active partition". Please help me out to solve this problem. Steps ...
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Permission denied after creating home partition

I have recently created a separate home partition following this tutorial https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving. Since I’m still a newbie in the Linux (struggling to learn) I felt ...
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How to reclaim unused windows partition [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a machine that previously have windows. On windows, there were three partition; 110GB, 190GB & 190GB. I removed windows completely (my bad, only from) C drive and ...
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Ubuntu preseed partman gets partition type and size wrong

I want to write a partman recipe in my Ubuntu 12.04 server installer preseed file to partiton my disk. I want it to make the following partitions: BIOS boot area for supporting GPT type partition ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation with Raid 1

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on IBM System x 3250 M4 with RAID 1. During Partitioning. After Select Manual as the partition method. Select the first hard drive, and agree to Create a new ...
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stock in the partitioning setup

I have a Dell XPS 14. Intel core i5 , 4 GB RAM and Nvidia 1 GB, more than enough to install the Ubuntu OS 13.04. But every time that I try the one thing that i get its a notification that says ...
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NTFS-3G cross-compatibility

I have noticed that Ubuntu reads NTFS drives (due to the NTFS-3g Driver I guess). My question is: how safe is it to write files to the NTFS volume while in Ubuntu's Live CD? Are all the read/write ...
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Create partition on new raid1 hardware

In future, I'll need to add more 2 disks over RAID1 on my ubuntu server. I already has a RAID1, but I have more 2 slots in my server and I'll put there more 2 disks to create another RAID1. I never ...
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Ubuntu installation doesn't recognise Windows 7 partition?

When I bought my new laptop it already came with Windows 7 installed- however, I always prefer to install my own partition. So I deleted (during the Windows 7 installation) as many of the existing ...
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Can I dd if=/dev/sda to of=/dev/sdc3 (drive to partition)

Can I dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdd3 (copy drive to partition) ? Will it be a problem? The source and destination drives with their respective partitions are as follows: --Source Drive details-- Disk ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 repartitioning problem

I wish to install and dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer but I have encountered the following problem: http://i.imgur.com/l5osFqh.png If it isn't obvious, I am using ubuntu from the CD, not from ...