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

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Move ext4 partition

I have an ext4 partition at the end of an hard drive, and want to resize it to the full disk size (the rest of the disk is empty). It's not the root partition, just a data partition, so it's no ...
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clone my ubuntu from hdd to new ssd related question

I have resize the HDD partitions with Gparted Live and copy the reduced-size partitions(only file system on it) to the smaller SSD with Clonezilla live , and both of them are successful already.now I ...
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How do I make my partitions show up in MyComputer in Ubuntu?

My partition setup is like this Location - Partition Label /dev/sda5 - root /dev/sda6 - home /dev/sda7 - work_partition /dev/sda8 - play_partition I am not able to find the location of MyComputer ...
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Windows 8 install turned my ext4 partition into unallocated space. How do I recover it?

The unallocated space in sda2 is supposed to be an ext4 partition with my ubuntu install in it. How do I recover this from a live CD so I can back up my data?
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Windows 7 deleted itself when installing Linux; How can I recover lost documents?

I tried to install Ubuntu 14 using a USB drive to my laptop. Somehow Windows 7 deleted itself. I was able to find the Windows 7 bootloader, but when I run that from the boot option screen nothing ...
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Shortcuts missing everytime I reboot pc (target on anouther partition) [duplicate]

Well, I'm new to linux. And I have 2 partitions - one where I have linux installed, and second where I hold my files. I created 2 shortcuts on my desktop, but everytime, when I reboot my pc, they are ...
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Help interpreting fdisk after boot problems

I duelboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on my laptop (unfortunately I can't remember which version of ubuntu I have). I today tried to boot it up and received the message "error: no such partition" when ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14 with UEFI and software raid0 on GPT SDDs

I usually work on a Mac and would like to setup a Linux workstation for Development. I have no experience installing Linux, because the servers I work with are hosted VMs. Most of the Ubuntu specific ...
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What is the best partitioning tool for Hitachi 160 GB HDD for a Ubuntu Installation

I am currently using a Acer Aspire 4810TZ-4696 which has a HDD from Hitachi with a capacity of 160Gb (/dev/sda1=157Gb Ext4(vers.1.0) Mounted on file system root (/dev/sda2=3,1Gb extnded part.) ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (Legacy BIOS)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 / 14.04 (x86 & x64) alongside Windows 7. I have a bootable USB stick and when I try to install Ubuntu there is no alongside Window` option neither the Windows ...
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Partitioning Unallocated LVM Space as New Physical Partition with Hardware RAID

I'm a newbie to linux and partitioning and apologies in advance if this has been answered before; I've searched extensively on the web for answer, and after being unsuccessful I decided to post a ...
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If I delete my disk partition withUbuntu installed, will that be sufficient to uninstall it?

I have an SSD with Windows installed on it (and nothing else), and an HDD that's partitioned into NTFS for storage and an Ubuntu installation. I want to completely remove Ubuntu from the hard drive. ...
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How to reduce the size of my Ubuntu main partition to be able to install a new OS in dual-boot [duplicate]

I would like to install windows on my system on which I have installed Ubuntu already.I went through a couple of previous answers but I understand that the first thing is to create a partition on the ...
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Converting logical partition to primary partition

I am booting windows on ubuntu 14.04 but during the time of installing it is just showing logical partition who can I convert logical partition into primary partition to install windows alongside with ...
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Gparted has a little key icon on my Ubuntu partition so I can not resize it

How can I make separate partition (to install windows 7) using ubuntu. I tried to use Gparted but there is a little key icon on my ubuntu partition therefore i cant make a new partition.
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Unable to mount recently used hard drive in Ubuntu server after USB enclosing broke

I am trying to mount two internal hard disks in Ubuntu Server 14. First of all, I had a 4TB Seagate hard drive that I had used before. I was mounting in under /samba/allaccess for sharing. The 4TB ...
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How do I repartition my root directory?

I know others have asked but I can't seem to repartition using GParted. I'm very new and don't know the steps. I don't have my reboot CD also as that's been awhile since I've downloaded. GParted won't ...
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Slow Samba Transfer Speeds with USB 3.0 HDD (lubuntu)

I was noticing slow transfer rates on my new lubunutu system. I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, but I figured it was related to the drive being NTFS. That doesn't seem to be the case, so that's why I'm ...
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Problem with EXT4 in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to create a file system EXT4 on flash drive, and I failed. The resulting file system was not mountable. Mount gave an error. In addition, I formatted the drive in other distribution in EXT4 ...
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USB flash drive partitioning exits without completing

I have a 16 GB TDK flash drive with one fat32 partition and msdos partition table. On ubuntu 14.04 using gparted I am trying to resize this partition from ~14.4(16) GB to 12.4 and leave 2 GB of free ...
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New SSD in optical Bay, Cant get boot order to select it first

(fairly new to Ubuntu) Running 14.04 on a Mac (a1278 Mac 5.1), no dual boot just Ubuntu. Just installed a new SSD in place of my optical drive. It was recognized, and I used "dd" to copy my ...
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How do I get a log of the start up error messages?

After encountering several "file is not writeable" errors out of the blue and rebooting, the system doesn't seem to be able to see the linux partition and it scrolls over the original error messages ...
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Gparted won't read partition table

I just recently removed two Linux operating systems (mint and ubuntu) from my computer, which also contains a windows vista installation. I removed both with the "OSremover" found on ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8.1 from Grub menu on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My computer specs - 2GB RAM, Intel Core2Duo @ 2.7 GHz, 250 GB HDD. I've Windows 8.1 in partition C:\ and when installing UBUNTU 14.04 LTS, I chose the option "something else" and selected ...
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Ubuntu does not boot successfully with btrfs root partition errors

I have a setup on my laptop in which there are three partitions relevant to Ubuntu: a ext4 /boot partition, a btrfs root partition on LUKS and a swap partition on LUKS. Sometimes, after an unclean ...
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Increase disk partition size? [duplicate]

I partitioned my laptop to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along side Windows 8.1 and I allocated 20 GB of my 500 GB hard drive to Ubuntu. Now I want to increase the size. I just started programming and I ...
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Move boot and swap to another disk

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a hdd an I have another small ssd disk now I want to move boot and swap to the sdd disk how can I do this wihtout losing any data edit: I mean with boot the bootloader ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 TLS plus Hardware RAID

I have just completed hadrware installation of my new RAID server which will run with Ubuntu Server OS. I have installed Ubuntu Server OS and everything run seemingly without problems. However, I ...
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The Great Boot Partition Debacle [closed]

I've been trying for about a month to solve this "boot partition full" issue and have some observations: When I look for solutions on ask ubuntu, the answers are usually quite straightforward. When I ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Win7 (Multiple Partitions)

I basically want to install Ubuntu on my main machine alongside Windows 7 (with UEFI enabled). This Ubuntu installation will be for everything besides gaming (and a few others things I can't do on ...
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Create Ubuntu live installer on USB partition, but not the whole disk [duplicate]

I've got 32GB USB flash, and make primary partitions for my data and Ubuntu installer to setup Ubuntu on PC when I need. But program "Startup Disk Creator" which I used to create USB Ubuntu installer ...
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Swap partition goes inactive after every start

My fstab looks like # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name ...
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Partitions disappeared after power loss while installing

I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my Laptop. After a while I had some troubles starting it up. I decided to reinstall Ubuntu. I had 3 ntfs partitions, 2 ext3 partitions the mount point for the ...
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How to shrink /var FS (ext4) to create a new partition

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. We have a Server running on Ubuntu 14.04 and my requirement is to shrink the /var Filesystem (ext4) and create a new partition using that released space from the volume ...
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Is it safe to access files from Windows 7 partition on Ubuntu partition (all on same HDD)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside my W7 drive so they're on separate partitions (I let it do the paritioning automatically from the disc). On the launcher in Ubuntu it created a shortcut ...
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Shifting to a Virtual Environment using clonezilla

I recently got appointed the job to shift my company's data-center's systems to a virtual environment. The systems are very varied, some are windows some are Ubuntu server and some are CentOs based. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto external HDD

I'm having problems with installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto my Verbatim 1TB external drive. I tried all kinds of tutorials, partitioning but nothing seems to work. I did put the bootloader on sdc (hard ...
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Problem in Grub Mod

I have made in creating a partition to install Windows 8.1, but I forgot that a hard disk can contain only 4 partitions, however when I created and when I start my PC screen put me error: no such ...
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How to repair (not recover) my HDD's MBR and/or corrupted partition table

I have a serious problem going on with my HDD [SAMSUNG SP1644N- 160GB HDD - real 149GB] I wanted to reinstall my windows so I used Parted Magic's Partition editor to format it... I made an ...
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Is it possible to recover a permemnantly deleted file on EXT partition? [duplicate]

I've migrated from Windows to Ubuntu, So searching all those back up tools and software alternatives with Windows to Linux. For Windows, there exists RECOVA, GetDataBack Disk recovery softwares; but ...
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Windows 7 can't view files after interacting with them on Ubuntu

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a second ext4 partition alongside my Windows 7 partition. The dual-boot works fine, and my Windows 7 behaves perfectly normal. In my Ubuntu, I've been using ...
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Error while opening a different partition in ubuntu [duplicate]

I had done a dual boot by installing windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 in a NTFS partition. I made another separate NTFS partition for accessing files in both Ubuntu and Windows. Initially it worked normal ...
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How do I get free space? The trash can is empty

I do not have enough free disk space. 2,280MB of free space is needed, at least 781MB needs to be freed on / partition. How do I get free space? The trash can is empty.
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Gparted made windows 8 unbootable and unrepairable?

I resized my windows partition (well technically moved it since I extended the size backwards) and now it is unbootable, just saying their should be some sort of warning somewhere to NOT resize ...
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Installing Ubuntu along with Windows 8.1

I'm using Windows 8.1 and also want to install Ubuntu as dual-boot?. Should I install Windows 8.1 on a separate partition and Ubuntu on another partition? Is there any problem like file distortion in ...
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Create multiple partitions during installation like Windows [duplicate]

I would like to have multiple partitions in my hard disk as people do in Windows. My objective is to keep the work files in one partition and install Ubuntu in the other so that whenever I install a ...
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Problems with partitions installing net verison Ubuntu alongside Win 7 Home Prem

I'm stuck installing Ubuntu 14.04 with the partition part of the install. I am downloading and using the net install since I can't burn DVDs, so I just downloaded the mini.iso and burned it to disc ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu after removing Windows

so I've got a system that originally had Windows 8.1 on a regular HDD. I added an SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. After getting everything setup (this is my new media server), I decided to just ...
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How to solve iso image mount?

root@milenko-HP-Compaq-6830s:/home/milenko/2014a# mount -o loop MATLAB\ R2014a\ Unix.iso /mnt/iso mount: you must specify the filesystem type Here is what I got with parted -l Model: ATA FUJITSU ...
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How to add unused disk space in HDD to /home

This is the condition of my current partition. I have 8 GB of swap space. The extended partition has 492 GB among which only 100 GB is usable, which is /dev/sda5. Then a 1 GB boot partition, which ...