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

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Swap partition missing or not found error? How do i solve this error?

No swap partition found. I get this error all the time and i have attached the picture of it. It appears when Ubuntu 12.04 is starting and i got no idea how to solve it. I did create a swap partition ...
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How to unmount a partition before reinstallation?

To have a fresh installation I was told I need to format the partition it is on and simply re-install Ubuntu. I am currently on a live cd and was going to format it but apparently its mounted so I ...
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I can not access any drive(like software, movi, raaz) from ubuntu os but i can access from windows os [duplicate]

My Ubuntu was running very nice. I can access all drive.i use two os windows8 and Ubuntu. But when i shut down my Ubuntu os and start with windows 8 and i copy a folder from c(desktop) drive to movies ...
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Dual-boot fresh re-install ubuntu 14.04

Ok guys, I have a dual booting laptop that has both windows 7 on it and ubuntu 14.04. I was messing around on ubuntu and did some stuff with the nvidia drivers that Im not quite sure how to fix. I ...
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BOOTMGR is missing upon replacing boot partition with tmpfs

I recently mounted tmpfs in the place of my boot partition of by windows 7. this made the 100Mb boot partition get added to swap but when i start windows 7 i get bootmgr is missing. I've tried ...
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Error after installing Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7

I've a new PC with two drives: SSD (120 GB) HDD (1TB) I want to use Windows 7 and Ubuntu in it. So first off I installed Windows 7 in a partition of the SSD. Windows was working perfectly. Next I ...
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How to copy the recovered data from Photorec to an external HD

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and while installing ubuntu i wiped my whole harddrive.By looking at threads on this forum and asking questions i was able to install testdisk and recover one of my partition ...
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Grub rescueproblem unknown file system performed all the solutions before

My laptop is dual boot it has Ubuntu and windows 7. I wanted to extend C:drive on windows 7 so I used third part partition assistant for it but the partition assistant messed up and dragged the ...
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What mount point should I use for data/free space

I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a PC that has 2 hard drives (160 GB and 320 GB) These drives were set up with Ubuntu on the 160 and Vista on the 320 as dual boot. I am currently re-partitioning ...
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Linux partition system

While installing Ubuntu, I only created two partitions for Ubuntu one for swap and I formatted the other as ext4 and set mount point as "/". The Operating System is working flawlessly. I was just ...
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Install on a large btrfs partition with two sub volumes

I have a computer with a large btrfs partition containing two sub volumes / and /home. They are both compressed. There's also a separate swap partition. the /home partition has data on it and I hoping ...
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make ntfs hdd only visible in Ubuntu

Is it possible to create or make a ntfs partition that only visible in Ubuntu/linux? and how do we make it?
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Why “remove Ubuntu 12.04 and replace it with Ubuntu 13.10” means to use all of the disk and lose all data? [closed]

I recently decided to move to Ubuntu 13.10 (by move I mean install from ISO not update) My Ubuntu 12.04 had 3 partitions SWAP partition LINUX partition (ext4) NTFS partition OF 500GB of DATA Why ...
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Mounting a partition on both OS X and ubuntu

I'll be reinstalling OS X on my MacBook and I would like to use both ubuntu and OSX. can I make 3 partitions, one for each OS and the third for /home and mount the /home partition on both OS-es? Is ...
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ext4 partition of a 1TB hdd keeps slowing down when in use

I have a 1tb hard disk that has 3 partitons, a 890 ext4 partition and 2 ntfs partitions that add upto around 70gb Accessing the 2 ntfs partitions is fast and read and write operations on them are ...
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Recover hard drive space

I was trying to set up a dual boot Windows XP/Ubuntu system. The laptop had a very small HD (only 55GB with 30GB available). I allocated 20GB for Ubuntu. While installing, Ubuntu froze and I shut ...
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Ubuntu 14 installation won't recognize one of my hard drives

So basically I used to have a working machine with ubuntu and windows 7 on a single hard drive. Suddenly, my machine fried, so I got a new rig. Now, I installed windows 7 on a new sdd drive, and I ...
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Input/Output Error Drive Mount Error NTFS Partition [duplicate]

My NTFS Partition is not mounting,whenever it mounts it shows an input output error.Before this problem occurred my laptop actually powered off while a movie was being played and after that I am not ...
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How to move data to specific areas of an SSD?

Ubuntu on a Crucial SSD, fantastic! But will never use 120 Gigs or even half that. After years of SSD writes (and subsequent SSD corruption), does an utility exist to copy the entire operating system ...
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How to partition my hard drive for Ubuntu use?

Till now I was windows user. From now on I want to use only Linux. I have 500Gb HDD. How do I partition it properly? I read that there is no right or wrong way, but still, I am confused. I did ...
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Is it possible to install ubuntu server (12.04) on gpt disk (3TB) and boot from it

I have been searching for a guide on how to install ubuntu server on 3TB gpt partition, but with no luck. I wonder if it is even possible ? I read that GPT cannot be used to boot with. Also, I would ...
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cant fix grub 2 and gparted shows unallocated disk

i have been dualbooting ubuntu 14.04 and windows xp, but some days ago, i saw on the grub 2 screen the partition windows rescue enviroment and i clicked it. after that, i saw the following: no such ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu 12.04 recognize my Windows 7 partition?

After some problems trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, now I have Windows 7 installed and it works just fine. But when I am going to install Ubuntu it doesn't recognize my windows. What ...
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What happens if you use your windows Partition as a swap? [duplicate]

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I accidentally set my Windows 7 partition as a "swap" during my installation. Now when I boot my computer up, I can't access the windows boot. I'm wondering what ...
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preseed with LVM and crypto fails with “An error occured while creating the keyfile.”

I am trying to set up a preseed installation that will automate most of the installation of a desktop computer with Ubuntu 13.04. Disk partitioning with LVM works fine, but I need to encrypt the ...
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How to fix dual-boot installation of Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Win7?

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 Ultimate and completely messed up. I downloaded the file and burned a CD. Got confused with the partitioning because I wanted to install it in my ...
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surface pro/micro SD performance comparison question

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my microsd. I put / on 15 gig partition and /boot on 1 gig partition on the hard drive. Memory never gets past 2 gig but I created a swap just because. I can't figure ...
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How to partition a ubuntu 12.04 laptop after installation

I would like to add a partition to my laptop hard disk, but i don’t know how to do it... It has the following partitions *Dell utility *OS *mount point *swap I tried to edit the 488GB partition but ...
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Partition changes name after every reboot

The partition on my C:(main ssd used for dual booting windows and Ubuntu) drive gets a different name almost every time I reboot. I want to make the partitions name permanent so I can safely link to ...
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How can I delete a Volume Group in Terminal?

I am trying to setup LVM for my netbook's two, small SSDs (4 & 8GB). After a lot of trial and error, I followed this walk-through: How to Set Up Multiple Hard Drives As One Volume. I have ...
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How can I increase the size of a linux partition from an unloccated

I have windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I created a partition too small for linux at the begining. I wanted to increase it with 20Go from my Windows partition. I remove it from windows and it is now ...
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GRUB doesnt detect my Windows Partiton

I recently mounted the tmpfs in /dev/sda1 where the windows partition was supposed to be at so since then i got a invalid signature when i clicked the windows in grub menu. later I used boot-repair ...
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How to auto mount partition on startup in Xubuntu?

I want to auto mount all my partitions on startup. This is how my /etc/fstab file looks like: proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 #Entry for /dev/sda1 : ...
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Help creating a partition for 14.04 next to XP for dual boot

I was installing 14.04 and the only options I got were replace xp completely or something else. I choose something else. Partitions come up. Problem is I can't figure out how to create a new partition ...
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NTFS formatted hard disk's partitions not visible in Windows. Although they are visible in Linux

I have two hard disks. HD1 has two partitions - a NTFS partitions with windows 8.1 and an ext3 with Ubuntu 14.04. HD2 has 4 NTFS partitions. Both of the disks (all partitions) are visible on Ubuntu ...
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df showing different disk sizes in 14.04 and 12.04?

I have several servers on Rackspace and have been moving some of them over from 12.04 to 14.04. One of the features they have is called Block Storage which lets you attach an external disk. These ...
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Change or Assign a Drive Letter to an external hard drive (or any drive)

I have an external hard drive that I formatted with Ubuntu (using the Gnome Disk Utility aka Disks) as an NTFS file system. Most of my computers in the house run Linux but I have a house mate using ...
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Boot Repair fails to recover grub after windows 7 installation

I'm trying to get a functional dual-boot of Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Home Premium. I began with a working Windows 7, then created a partition for Ubuntu. I thought I succeeded in installing Ubuntu ...
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Cannot find grub to boot Ubuntu after installation

I use a ASUS N550JV laptop (UEFI) and I tried to dual boot 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 on it, along side with Windows 8. I have two hard drives and /dev/sdb is a SSD so I want to install Ubuntu on it (Windows ...
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Swap partition showing unknown. Can I format it to ntfs or ext4 for keeping my files or this will cause problems to system? I don't need swap space

The gnome disk utility shows a partition with 3.1 GB is linux swap with unknown content. In a terminal running free command total swap shows 0. What does this mean? I don't need any swap space, so ...
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How to shrink my current Windows partition from ubuntu?

Was wondering how I could shrink my Windows partition on my dual boot setup, considering I no longer need much space for it. I've heard of gparted, not sure if that is fit for the job. Thanks!
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I used Wubi to install 12.04 and update to 13.10. How can I switch to a real disk partion for 14.04 but keep all my custom programs and settings?

I think Wubi is an excellent tool, and it's a shame it's been discontinued, but I'm ready to use a real disk install because apparently it will speed up Ubuntu noticeably. However, I have a lot of ...
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Creating a swap partition on an SSD with full encryption

Much to my surprise I recently found myself to lack a swap partition. Since (as is evident from the output of df, which I hereby repost) that I am running off a single encrypted volume, I was ...
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where went ubuntu(installed along side windows) after reinstalled windows?

i had installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7(ultimate) creating a disk partition of 10 G. I had some problem with windows, i had to format and reinstall it. I used the same partition for windows ...
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Hibernation/swap partition

I'm trying to enable hibernation on my laptop, a Dell XPS-13 (with a 256 GB SSD mounted as an encrypted volume). I was following the official documentation here and I attempted the "hibernation test" ...
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Dual Booting with Windows 8.1, what partitions should I create on HDD and SSD?

I've never used any OS other than windows, but have decided to try ubuntu 14.04. I have 30GB of free space on the SSD and 200GB on the HDD. Now what partitions should I create? I really have no idea ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not detecting free space

I have a 500GB hard disk. And I currently have a C: drive containing 80GB, a D: containing 280GB, and a system reserved drive with 349MB. I have free space of 104gb approximately which I emptied for ...
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Using part of an external hard drive for ubuntu and another part for windows

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on, partioned as 150gig for ubuntu and 2gig for swap space. The remaining memory is free. What I am wanting to do is use the ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04

I want to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8. Both are installed in my Dell laptop but the bios is not configured properly. I have to press F11 every time I need to use Ubuntu instead of Windows 8. I ...
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Unable to resize partition [closed]

I'm trying to resize a partition but when I boot from the livecd and open gparted it says minimum size 113680 max size 113716. It is a primary partition, and at install I told the installer to use lvm ...