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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
2answers
58 views

How to install Ubuntu on a single partition

I've been trying to get Ubuntu installed over the last few days and I'm almost there. My problem now is that I can only have one more primary partition because I already have three others. I have 28GB ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Shared Drive fails to mount during startup. If skipped, no problems mounting after login

I have a dual boot configuration with windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I have my Ubuntu installed on a portable drive with 2 partitions. The internal disk also has 2 partitions and have windows on it. When ...
1
vote
2answers
155 views

what does the fdisk output mean

what does sudo fdisk -l mean? This is the output. I installed win7 and ubuntu. Using fdisk, I got four partitions. What does each partition mean? which one is ubuntu? which one is win7? Thanks !
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Installing a partition of Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu

I originally had a laptop with Windows 8, but I wiped it and installed Strictly Ubuntu. However, I am realizing that there are some tasks that are better suited towards Windows. I was looking to Dual ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Write to user defined partition /data

I'm a newbie in Linux/Ubuntu/Xubuntu world. In order to supply data encapsulation I defined separate partition "/data" on my HDD, where I want to store all my user data, separately from ...
1
vote
0answers
182 views

Ubuntu 14.04 quit suddenly, won't boot now, “recursive partition table”

While running my recently updated Ubuntu 14.04 system, the screen suddenly went black and unresponsive. I don't remember exactly what I was doing at the time, but it was something simple like running ...
0
votes
3answers
80 views

Allocating unallocated partition to /home

So as you can see the unallocated space is right next to my /home partition, my question is, can I just merge them by resizing sd3 (/home partition) with GParted right away? Or do I have to use a Live ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Partitioning 2tb drive with windows 8 on it

I have a 2 Tb HDD and I wanted to partition it about 50 GB for Ubuntu and the rest for Windows 8. But I can't seem to be able to move the slider any less than 100 GB for Ubuntu? PS I have already ...
0
votes
0answers
191 views

getting ubuntu to “recognise” WD my passport portable hard drive

done literally hours of searching but getting nowhere. i am about to take the plunge and do a clean install of the latest Ubuntu and getting prepared. i have burned the latest version to disc (i hope) ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How do I fix ubuntu graphical errors and unable to see current partitions? [duplicate]

Ok, my main problem, is that I can't install Ubuntu on my machine. I have opened the installer and it seems to think my hard drive is blank, but it actually has windows 7 installed on a 750+ gigabyte ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Unable to access “DSK1_VOL5"

I want to go DSK_VOL5: but I see this eror Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/ubuntu/DSK1_VOL5: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=999,gid=999,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Deleting Windows Partition, Allocating space to Linux

I have a 500GB drive allocated in half for Linux and Windows. But, I've decided to get rid of Windows and stay with Linux. I have GParted and I can delete the Windows partition, but I can't seem to ...
0
votes
1answer
496 views

How can I resize an LVM partition? [duplicate]

I have problems with system update because my boot disk is too small, but I don't know how to increase this. I have tried gparted live from a USB drive, but I can not reduce the size of the other ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

resizing ubuntu partition via fresh install

![enter image description here][1]I have ubuntu 12.04 dual booting on a partition on an XP machine. Ubuntu is running out of space so I'd like to increase the size of the partition. However, having ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

VMware Player warns me of no swap whenever I launch a VM

I just installed 14.04 Desktop, using "automatic partition setting" by the installer, with the "encrypt entire hard disk" option. I installed the latest VMWare (version date Apr 17th). Now whenever I ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04.4 installer not seeing partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 64 bit on a Lenovo G500s machine. I have tried installing both 13.10 and 12.04.4 and I am having the same problem with both versions. When I get to the installation ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Partitioning Problem

I installed ubuntu with windows . I deleted two partitions to install ubuntu . After I installed ubuntu these drive still keep on showing in windows . What should I do so that these do not appear in ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

changing 100 % from XP to Ubuntu

Around 6 months ago i installed ubuntu from a CD i burned from an internet download, with the intention of running it for while to see how i got on with it compared to XP. now i'm completely happy ...
2
votes
1answer
659 views

Installing Ubuntu on SSD with Asus Zenbook

I have a new Asus Zenbook UX32V with: 24GB Sandisk SSD 500Gb Hitatchi It came with Windows 8 but I've successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot and everything works great. Now I've spent some ...
0
votes
0answers
139 views

How to upgrade easily from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS without losing data? [duplicate]

My System Spec is: OS: ubuntu 12.04 LTS OS Type: 64-bit Disk: 488.3 GB There is no partition on my machine and I want to upgrade to 14.04 LTS. But I'm afraid to do this as I've got data in it that I ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Installing Ubuntu after CentOS — how to handle partitions [closed]

Apologies first of all. I'm a newbie, and I'm sure it will be obvious there are many things I don't understand. I'd like to install both Ubuntu and CentOS on a new machine. Ubuntu is what I am used ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

How to create a Virtualbox image from a WindowsXP (host) physical partition

How to create a Virtualbox image from a WindowsXP (host) physical partition. I want to reverse the Host--winXP and Guest--Ubuntu. First I have to be able to create a VDI Host of my winXP fisical ...
2
votes
1answer
180 views

Is there a good reason to have separate /home and data partitions?

I want to make the switch from W7/Ubuntu dual boot to (K)Ubuntu as my only OS when 14.04 is released, but I'm unsure about how to partition my HDD. The general consensus for a good desktop PC ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

I installed Ubuntu with Windows installer, now I only have an NTFS partition. Why?

I am trying to give Ubuntu a bigger partition, but when I run Partition Magic, it only show the NTFS partition taking up the entire drive. Where is Ubuntu?
-1
votes
1answer
71 views

Saving to data partition, but eating into c:\ [closed]

I've been saving GIMP files to my separate d: partition but I am getting low disk space warnings for c: and have just received notice for a LibreOffice document which I am also running off the ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Necessary space for each mount point in a linux (kubuntu) install

I was looking up what the best space allocation would be for a fresh linux install and found THIS page which provides the following insight: Will this partition scheme be sufficient for a ...
0
votes
2answers
818 views

Swap partition on 13.04 not working

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Studio 1555 laptop and the swap partition isn't mounting or the system is just not using it. I have been using Ubuntu sense 10.04 and have never had this ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

where is my Windows partition?

I just installed Ubuntu from a DVD. I gave direction when asked by the installation program, it should put Ubuntu in a separate partition and keep my WindowsXP OS in its own partition. Now I don't see ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

How would I transfer music files from a USB flash drive into Rythm Box?

I have tried dragging and dropping and importing through Rhythm Box. I always get the error message "There is not enough space on the destination. Try to remove files to make space." Ive tried ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

Partitioning an external hard drive for Linux [closed]

I want to partition an external SSD hard drive (30GB) for Ubuntu. What is the proper size for main partition, Swap partition and for the rest? I want to use remaining disk space to store files, so ...
0
votes
2answers
27 views

Is this drive in 'My Devices' necessary?

I have a 40 GB Volume in My Drives. It has folders like bin, boot, home, sys, root, etc stc. Can I delete the mentioned volume? So as to free up that much space? Or is it required to be there? Any ...
0
votes
1answer
121 views

Problem with installation. Atleast 5.9gb free space required

I tried to install Ubuntu 13 alongside Windows with a bootable disc. However, it doesn't check the "at least 5.9gb free space" and I cannot click the "continue" button. What I did: I kept 20gb of ...
1
vote
0answers
7k views

Disk '/dev/sdb' doesn't contain a valid partition table

I have installed Ubuntu on the USB stick and afterwards tried to clean up the disc to install another version of Ubuntu. I was not able to do it (even when tried to delete files by using sudo -rm), ...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

Is it possible to shrink/enlarge/edit Ubuntu partition/filesystem on a Nexus4 dual boot system?

I have just installed Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4 device, using this procedure, in dual boot mode (Android 4.4.2 + U.Touch). Then I was trying to install some packages (prerequisites for another ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

how to make partitions before installation?

my laptop is having 320GB hard disk. I want partition it with 195 GB as one part(here i want install os), 4GB for swap 70GB as one partition, 50 GB as one parttiion. I'm new to do this partition ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Unable to mount location & my Existing OS windows 8 can not boot

When I try to access one drive, named OS from computer it display the below error: Unable to mount location Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 14: Windows is hibernated, refused to mount. ...
0
votes
1answer
137 views

Cannot resize Ubuntu disk using wubi-resize (Installed from Wubi)

I'd like to expand my disk space in Ubuntu. Right now, it has 30 GB space which is the maximum allowable installation size in Wubi. I wanted to extend it to 50 GB so I've done a live resizing ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

Is my Cryptswap working?

I was receiving a message saying that cryptswap cannot be mounted. After several reboots, I do not have this message displayed anymore. Is it normal (see below) for 0 to be used? $ swapon -s Filename ...
0
votes
1answer
302 views

can microsoft detect pirate licence after formatted & installed ubuntu in hard disk? [closed]

I was using windows pirated version, but now i am using ubuntu 12.0 in same computer. I have full formatted my hard disk also. I request you please give me answer for : can Microsoft trace ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

How to remove Windows 7 now I've installed Ubuntu?

Look to this link for image: I want to remove Windows 7 because now I have Ubuntu, what should I do now? Which partition is which? Thank you so much, this is the last step of sorting this out ...
0
votes
2answers
6k views

Dual-boot Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8: Windows doesn't boot

I have installed Ubuntu with dual boot to a preinstalled windows 8 on a Lenovo E-135. I disabled fast start in windows 8 before installation and shrank the partition to give place for Ubuntu. All went ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

Why ubuntu is mixing my HDD's saying sda1 is the same as sdb6

So i have this problem which i really don't know what to do with it, but it's making me alot of problems.The problem is not only locked to sda1 and sdb6 partitions it can change from boot to boot. ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

When partitioning with Gparted how do I create a 1 gigabyte partition?

I'm using Lubuntu 13.10 amd64bit. I have Gparted installed, but how can I make a 1 gigabyte partition? It says MiB.
0
votes
2answers
44 views

How do I shrink root partition? [duplicate]

I am in a sorta big trouble. I ran into problems with Win8 and after fading up about it I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was so frustrated I replaced Windows 8 and made a huge root directory of ...
0
votes
0answers
190 views

Installing Ubuntu and Windows 8 on SSD and user files on HDD

Quick note about my system: I have an absolutely clean (in terms of data on hard drives) laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1TB HDD, both secure boot and UEFI can be disabled in bios menu. My question is ...
0
votes
0answers
140 views

Unable to mount one of the partition of Windows from Ubuntu

My Windows is failing to start with a blue screen and when I attempt to access the C Drive from my ubuntu, I got this error :- Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $LogFile version 2.0 is ...
0
votes
2answers
104 views

Repairing Windows 8 Installation via Ubuntu [duplicate]

My HDD is on its verge of death and I have Windows 8 installed on it. I have some pretty important files there that I need to take to the Ubuntu side. My Ubuntu installation is on its separate ...
0
votes
1answer
592 views

mysql error : Incorrect key file for table '/tmp/#sql_5115_0.MYI

Query failed by reason : Incorrect key file for table '/tmp/#sql_5115_0.MYI i read that it may be realted to disk space issue but i ma not sure how that is as df -h returns Filesystem Size ...
0
votes
2answers
116 views

Finding my ubuntu partition

I have dual booted windows and Ubuntu 12.10 but Windows boot loader takes over grub and I can't boot ubuntu. I tried following instructions here: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after ...
1
vote
2answers
142 views

Problems while using an SSD. Some HDD and SSD partitions fail to mount

I just added a new SSD drive and copied all the root files to it, edited fstab and updated the grub. Now the system is booting but some partitions fail to mount including 1 SSD partion and the swap ...