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

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Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda on two-drive laptop with Win7

I am using an HP dv7 computer with a 1TB drive with Win7 and a new 120GB SSD that I intend to run Kubuntu on for my physics stuff. I am having trouble installing GRUB though. I first created two ...
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Installing a 3TB storage hdd with dual boot Windows 7x64 and Ubuntu 12.04ltsX64

I am in the middle of a build and ran into a problem with the GPT format of a 3TB hdd. The build is: ASUS a55bm-e motherboard. AMD A10 processor black 7850 (I think). Seagate 1TB with Ubuntu and ...
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Dual Kubuntu 13.10 for SSD+HDD configuration with same /boot/ partition - how to do it?

I'd installed SSD to my desktop and copyed existing Kubuntu 13.10 from HDD to it (fixed /etc/fstab and so after copying). Because some BIOS&AHCI related issues I'm need to disable SSD in BIOS ...
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Working with different size and type hard drive in HP ProLiant ML330 G6 & Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

I was given a HP ProLiant ML330 G6 with two Seagate Barracuda 250 GB 7200 RPM SATA Drives. There are 4 bay slots on the machine and I've got several other drives I'd like to be able to install on the ...
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Video and Audio files change file type when transfering from Ubuntu to Windows 7 partition

I am trying to transfer audio and video files across from Ubuntu 13:10 to windows 7 partition on virtual box. Weather i put my files in the shared hard drive or on a USB when windows accesses it it ...
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How to change free space to unallocated?

I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.10 therefore I have shrunk one of my logical partitions (D:), but the new partition instead of unallocated is free space. Now if I choose the option to install ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Fails To Boot from External HDD

I have a busted Internal HDD. So, I got my new 1 TB HDD. I've partitioned this 1 TB HDD into a 200 GB and the remaining has my data. My computer doesn't support UEFI. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Disk partitioning showing wrongly when installing Ubuntu alongside windows 8

Currently my system has Windows 8 Pro. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. I have Ubuntu 13.04,13.10 and 10.10 disks. Whenever I try to install Ubuntu there are two problems: When I reach ...
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install window in partion

2 days ago installed ubuntu12.104 on my laptop dell xps l502x .everything is all right but it make me upset in sound quality .so i want to install window along with ubuntu12.04 .clean install ...
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Partitioning a 256GB SSD [closed]

I'm planning to buy a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. It comes with 256 GB of SSD. My intention is to install Ubuntu GNOME and I'm not sure of how my partitions should be arranged. I've always used ...
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Resize Partitions on A Remote Server

I have two partitions, one is about 1.8TB (home) and the other is 20GB (root). I want this to be the other way round, 1.8TB (root) and 20GB (home). I've been reading for some time, but am struggling ...
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What's your recommendation on drive partitioning schemes for a desktop and home server? [closed]

What partitioning scheme do you recommend for a desktop? I've always created three or four primary partitions -- root, swap, home, and sometimes a separate boot partition. Ubuntu's default install ...
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Map my old hard drive to the same path in a new install

I have just done a fresh install on a new HDD and I want to map my old storage partition (on my old disk). This means I won't have to re-do all my music libraries. The problem is that there is an ...
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change home mount point, where does original folder go?

On a completely fresh install of Ubuntu, I created only one root partition "/" on "DriveFOO" which holds all my system files, including my "/home" folder. Now, I wish to instead have my "/home" mount ...
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Can I create another partition on a single partition system? [duplicate]

I have a system running Ubuntu 13.10 in a single partition. I need to create another ext4 partition, is it possible without reinstalling Ubuntu? Please show me the procedure, if it is possible.
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Will erasing a parallel OS (using OS-uninstaller) free up the whole drive or do I need to adjust partitions? [Solved]

I'm planning on removing windows 7 from my lenovo t500 and sticking with Ubuntu 12.04. I'll use OS-Uninstaller to do the job. I'm wondering if it will automatically delete the partitions and give all ...
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Installing Ubuntu with WindowsXP on separate paritions and it failed and lost all the data [duplicate]

It was the second time I failed to have Ubuntu installed. I tried to install Ubuntu12.4 on the separate partition of my hard disk, first by changing it into an ext4 file type from NTFS. unfortunately ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Win 7 Dual boot problem

I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 on a 128Gb SSD. Win7x64 is installed and happy (willing to wipe, would prefer not to) NTFS partition was created using partitioning within windows ...
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“Failed to unmount partitions” during installation Ubuntu 11.10

I have multi-boot with Windows 7, Linux Mint, Kubuntu and then I was installing Ubuntu 11.10 too but during the installation it appears this message: failed to unmount partitions. ...
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Partitioning Windows 7 so I can use ubuntu

I have been recording happily using Audacity for many years but after upgrading to Windows 7, the latency has meant that recording music is impossible. My mate suggested partitioning my hard drive, ...
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How do I use Wubi in a “Frozen Disk” environment (aka computer labs)

I teach computer skills in a computer lab which uses a disk management system on to keep WinXP in a know state between reboots. I'd like to add a Wubi installation, but I keep getting the same error ...
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Partition Deleted Switching from Win8 to Ubuntu

I have freshly switched from Win8 to Ubuntu 13.10 right now. But to my surprise the whole hard disk is a single partition and I can not see my old data. I used the Option ' remove w8 blah blah ...
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Hwo to change Harddrive Partition name [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (dual os windows 7) Now I have total 2 hard drives. 1st is a system hard drive and having two partitions another is 1tb my work hard drive with no partition. My system ...
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Can't format USB drive in xubuntu 13.10

I have a computer running xubuntu 13.10, and a flash usb drive Kingston. My friend gave it to me and I do not know why the computer did not regconize it. Here is the result after running sudo fdisk -l ...
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How do I erase/format a harddisk from a live CD?

I need to format a drive containing an old install of Ubuntu 10.04, to install Vista (not my idea!) Vista setup apparently refuses to format non-FAT32 or NTFS partitions. However, I can't seem to ...
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What is the recommended partition scheme for my Ubuntu Server?

I am going to deploy Ubuntu server having following servers on it: Bind server DHCP server LAMP Server OpenSSH Server Ldap server Mongodb database FTP server Mail server Samba server NFS server In ...
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How do I change partition sizes on a Lubuntu/Vista hybrid? [duplicate]

I have a laptop with Vista installed, and I added Lubuntu as a side-by-side installation so I could trial it's performance after testing various other linux distributions, and I'm finding that Lubuntu ...
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Cloud (Dropbox), Symlinks, to windows partition

I have just signed in so i'm a newbie here... i've tries googling for a couple of hours but i am now stuck with lots of questions in my head being new to linux... I just love symbolic links (best ...
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Install Unbuntu 13.04 alongside Windows XP Pro - No option

I'm a newb to Linux and I'm trying to install Ubuntu along side Windows XP Pro from a DVD. I've read the installation guide but I don't have an option for installing alongside Windows. I have: ...
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Error while loading windows boot cd after using ubuntu

I've tried to install Ubuntu in my PC. Actually it showed some partition: Total HDD: 500 gb dev/sda2 : 74 gb. dev/sda3 : 410 gb. -I've formatted 74 gb to ext4 format to install Ubuntu. -Then ...
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Install windows 7 onto another hdd

This is my current hdd set up sd0 -- ext4 storage drive sd1 -- ext4 storage drive sd2 -- ext4 boot drive sd3 -- NTSF Drive that I want to boot windows 7 whenever I put in my cd and decide to ...
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External USB Drive read-only cannot change to read & write

Recently I bought a FOXCONN AT-5250 barebones computer that I loaded with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the purpose of using it as a Plex Media Server computer. After I got Plex up and running it worked great ...
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Enlarging ubuntu partition after installation

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 installed on same hard drive on different partitions. Windows has about 550GB and Ubuntu only 50GB. I had installed Ubuntu just to test for first so I chose this ...
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What partitions to create on external hard disk?

It won't boot and gives me a NTLDR error when I select it via my bios. I've tried using a USB stick, but after a couple of writes it's no longer recognized. I currently have an HP pavilion lappy ...
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How to combine an SSD boot drive with a HDD data drive? [closed]

I have a SSD with 64 GB and a 6 GB/s 1 Terabyte harddrive. I want to use the SSD only as a boot device and maybe for swap storage. On the 1 Terabyte harddrive I want ot have the main file system. As ...
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my laptop is a hp4540s, what is the version support for my laptop?i need to install both, windows8 and ubuntu [duplicate]

When I try to install ubuntu 13.04 I can't see my partition(s), I would choose to select, to install ubuntu on. Why is this and what can I do ?
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Installing Windows XP with Ubuntu 12.04 already installed

Thank you for paying attention and replying to my requests. I am in need of having to use Windows XP, and I was wondering which methods could you provide me in order to sucessfully install Windows XP ...
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How to open NTFS partition on Ubuntu without Windows' hidden files?

My computer is dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8, but when I open NTFS partition in Ubuntu, crap files like: System Volume Information $RECYCLE.BIN appear. How can I get rid of these files?
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Trying to setup multiple primary partitions on Ubuntu linux

I currently have Ubuntu desktop installed on a hard disk. I want to partition the hard disk so that I can reserve 30GB for Ubuntu server and 30GB for Ubuntu desktop. The drive has 300GB available. ...
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Can't solve serious partition problem after an accident in the GRUB menu

I previously had a dual-boot with Windows7 and Ubuntu 11.04. I had partitioned my 320 GB hard-disk into to partitions with about 100 GB for Ubuntu and the rest was reserved for Win7. I then upgraded ...
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Problem with internal SDD disk

I have an IdeaPad Y510P. It comes with an 24GB SSD, and one 1TB hard disk. I had to install Linux Mint twice in this computer. During my first installation of Linux I put /boot and /home in the 24GB ...
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How do you recover item from lost+found?

My /home partition usually contain two folders, one is named after my username and the second is lost+found. Somehow my folder named my username which contain all my files disappear, but I can find ...
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How to increase size of disk partition in Linux?

I want to increase size of my disk partition in which my Ubuntu OS is installed. I have another free partition available but I don't see any option to merge these two or increase size. I have heard ...
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Errors during boot up of ubuntu 12.04 (related to swap, intallation)

I'm using ubuntu installed on usb external hard disk.. During installation, i had to allocate drive for /boot and /swap... I couldn't create a partition within my external hard drive itself... So I ...
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How to change the default directories used by Nautilus default bookmarks (Documents, Music, etc.)?

My computer came with an Windows OS partition (C:) and a data partition (D:). I placed all my default Documents, Music, Photos, Videos, etc. folders in the D:\ partition. How can I integrate the same ...
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Will I lose all of my data if I replace Windows with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I wish to install Ubuntu OVER Windows. Windows is installed on my "C" partition. I also have another partition which contains 95% of my data. I really would like to know if I install Ubuntu, will it ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 13.10 on Legacy BIOS machine

Sorry for my bad grammar, but i need help to install new ubuntu on my PC.I've a Lenovo Z570 Laptop with following specs: Intel i5 2430M 4 GB RAM Nvidia 520M (optimus) - switchable with Intel HD 3000 ...
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Problems with booting ubuntu after formatting boot partition

I am a new ubuntu user and after accidentally formatting the boot partition I can't get it back to work. Here is some more info: I was trying to format an sd card from the terminal and I accidentally ...
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Mounting problems on 13.10

Right after I upgraded to 13.10 my computer stopped being able to mount one of my hard drive partitions sda5 giving me this error report each time i try: Error mounting system-managed device ...
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I lost some files

recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside with Windows 8 and my hardisk got a three partitions one for windows another one for ubuntu and the last is NTFS partiotion .. I copied data to the ...