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

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Partition Table problems. Primary within Extended?

I am a new beee, and probably out of my depths. I dual booted Ubuntu 12.04 on a machine already running windows. I eventually dumped windows, and used Gparted running off of the Ubuntu Desktop LiveCD ...
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What do I do with the recovered lost partition

I recovered my lost Ubuntu 949 GB partition and it is on the launcher below the OS file when running the live cd. How to I integrate it into a running Ubuntu program?
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Parallel access to NTFS system from Windows and Ubuntu

I have the Windows 8.1 as a host system and I'm using the VMware with Ubuntu 12.04 for work. The virtual machine's disk is a physical partition on my SSD disk. I wonder if is possible to have other, ...
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Can't upgrade due to not enough space in /boot [duplicate]

/boot$ ls abi-3.8.0-19-generic initrd.img-3.8.0-29-generic abi-3.8.0-25-generic lost+found abi-3.8.0-26-generic memtest86+.bin abi-3.8.0-27-generic ...
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Install ubuntu and partation issue

I have a windows vista in my desktop. C drive has 320 GB size. I wanted install an ubuntu on it as well. So I installed it from ubuntu LiveCD, The screen asked me to partition a default size. Roughly, ...
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Added 2nd HDD, created new mount point for /mnt/datanew, get you are not the owner

I am completely new to Linux and have been asked to extend a VM running Ubuntu, I thought I would test this first so have just installed it in a test VM, I added the 2nd hard drive and used Gparted ...
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Help with partitioning

I currently am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows with one hard drive running all of the Ubuntu partitions including grub, and the other running all of windows and the native boot loader for them ...
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How do I change volume sizes on Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 without reinstalling?

I have a HP DL380 G7 Server with the HW Raid configured at Raid 1+0. Previously, I have 146GB LFF SAS Installed but I since have upgraded to 600GB LFF SAS Drives. Since the Mirror Rebuilding was ...
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What is the safest way to remove a swap partition?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a 64-bit HP laptop with a 16 GB flash drive. I do not have a working hard drive right now. When I installed Ubuntu, I created a 2 GB swap partition on sdb1. I have since ...
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How do I add the unallocated space to my ubuntu installation after deleting the Windows XP Partition?

I just deleted the Windows XP partition in the Ubuntu Live CD because I don't use windows xp anymore, now I have this I want to add the remaining space to my ubuntu installation and make ubuntu boot ...
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Windows 8 OEM on Dell Desktop, Installed Ubuntu on partition, reboot to see only 'grub >'

I have a dell desktop with windows 8 installed (OEM). I shrunk the windows 8 partition to 200gb and installed ubuntu on the remaining 1.8 tb of space. During installation, I picked /dev/sda6 as my / ...
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Install alongside windows 8 [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my new laptop. The option mentioned in the install guide to "install alongside Windows" does, however, not appear in the install wizard. When I select "Something ...
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fix the partition indexes OR fix ubuntu EFI

I have a GPT partition table. when i tried to repair the disk on my mac os x 10.9 it deleted the efi partition. I already created it manually but i have a problem: 1- the efi partition instead of ...
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What Does Installing Ubuntu “Alongside” Windows Entail?

I recently posted a question about an error I was receiving trying to access Ubuntu from the boot menu. I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.x (I THINK because I haven't accessed it in over a year due ...
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Combine two harddrives to one operating system

Good morning, i have a simple question where i was not able to find a personal solution: I have a triple boot system at the moment where i run ubuntu 12.04 unity 64b on a 2TB WD ubuntu studio ...
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Partition Hard Drive For Data

Greetings ~ I am a new Linux/Ubuntu user. For various reasons (mostly my own ignorance) I am on my third install of Ubuntu 12.04. I want to partition the hard drive to create a drive for data and ...
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Low Disk Space message, but disk usage says 377GB available

Ubuntu keeps popping up with a low disk space message But when I click examine, it shows that I have 377GB available. I'm running a dual boot Ubuntu 12.04/Windows 7 machine. When I set up the ...
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Issue with increasing the root partition from the swap

I have an issue with increase the size of my root partition. I have ElementaryOS Luna, and while installing it asked me how much space I want to use. I choosed 15 GB for it, because I want to use this ...
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Is it safe to format msftres, msftdata and hidden partitions?

I have an acer V7 which came with a 1TB HDD, 24GB SSD and Windows 8 installed. I have installed Ubuntu onto the SSD and formatted the main partitions of the HDD. However, I also notice 3 other ...
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2 Terra Byte Data Loss please help [duplicate]

I have 2 Hard Disks 1 is 2 TB another one is 500 GB. In 2 TB it was installed with windows 8 & 500 GB is with windows 7. In 2 TB Hard Disk I have 2 Partitions one is 200 GB another is 1.8 TB I ...
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Can 100% root '/' usage affect on network speed? How to safely free space at root?

I have ubuntu 12.10 server, used mostly as fileserver + router. Some times ago it starts behave very strange, for example file transfer from samba server via 1GB/s link becomes very slow(less than ...
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Empty Disk when trying to install dual-boot system

I recently purchased an SSD to speed up my computer experience. Before, I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot system. The plan was to install Windows 8 on the SSD and then set aside ~30GB for the ...
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How do I uninstall Windows XP from my NTFS if I have Ubuntu installed there as well [duplicate]

Hello I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows XP, Now that I never use Windows XP and I have almost no space for Ubuntu (I literally only have 136mb left) I would like to uninstall it from my NTFS ...
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No dual boot menu

I formatted all of my disk and installed Ubuntu on my computer. I immediately partitioned, from an Ubuntu live CD, my hard drive, creating an NTFS partition for for Windows. After successfully doing ...
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Looking for a disk manager that has options for setting allocation sizes in paritions

I'm looking for a GUI program that is compatible with Ubuntu 13.10 - Server X86-64 that has all the features of Gparted but also allows for setting custom allocation sizes when creating a partition. ...
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Ubuntu Server/Desktop System failure help?

I recently had an ubuntu system running Ubuntu Server 12.04 and Lubuntu 12.04 Desktop. I ran some updates using the larger synamptic package collection of software. Then I realized my system was ...
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How do I find out on which partition is my Windows?

I have fully functional Windows and Ubuntu that is broken (I accidentaly broke it) and want to do reinstall. With Live-CD, I can see: 3 NTFS partitions, one ext4 and one unknown. How do I find out ...
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Multi-Boot with WindowsXP, Windows7 and Ubuntu. Boot problems

What I've been trying to do is partition my 600GB harddrive 4 ways and install three OS. Partition 1, 16GB: WindowsXP x32 Partition 2, 16GB: Ubuntu 12.04 Partition 3, 30GB: Windows7 x64 and ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Encrypted Hard Drive Issues [duplicate]

Ok, so I had Ubuntu 13.04 with an Encrypted Harddrive option installed on my laptop. I accidentally deleted important GRUB data trying to make more room in the boot folder i think? So the computer ...
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Is it possible to set Allocation Unit Size with GParted when formating an external hard drive?

I want to format and set a single partition in an external hard drive with GParted (Ubuntu 12.04) and would like to set the Allocation Unit Size. I don't see any options to do this with GParted. Is ...
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What is LVM and what is it used for?

As a Linux/Ubuntu newbie, what is LVM and what is it used for? In terms of a web server installation, what benefits does it provide? Would you recommend using it?
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Partitoning to install Ubuntu but already have 4 main partitions [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu alongside of Windows, but there's a 4 primary partitions limit. So there's: BIOS_RVY (10GB) System (100MB) (Windows) (C:) Windows (D:) Data I'm not sure what to do in ...
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After installing ubuntu, all my partitions are gone. Boot-repair log

I have an HP Pavilion Sleekbook that came with windows 8 pre-installed. I had trouble dual booting after installing ubuntu, so I disabled safeboot on bios and proceeded to try boot-repair, nothing ...
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mount another drive to the same directory

I recently purchased a server that was advertised as 2TB (2 1TB drives) in size, when I use it it reports only one of the drives, I would like to be able to use both as if one drive. here is the ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu in SSD/HDD system

I have a recently bought a laptop with an SSD of 128GB (46 GB free space) and a HDD of 1TB (350 GB free space). Currently, I have installed windows 8 on the SSD (C drive) and I use the the HDD (D ...
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A rather long question about installation/uninstall

Ok so here's the deal guys, last week I decided I want to install Ubunutu again because I really missed it. (Last time I had an ubunutu was 7.somehting) I downloaded 12.04 and isntalled it via ...
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Harddrive used up in gparted, after fresh install of 13.10 [duplicate]

Harddrive used up in gparted, after fresh install of 13.10 I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an old HP computer which ran on Xp. On installing Ubuntu first through memory pen and later ...
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home directory running out of space [duplicate]

My hard disk size is 750 GB Out of which only 93 GB is only assigned to home directory and root directory has 600 GB . The home directory space 99% is in use. I've installed GParted but when I right ...
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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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Installing on NTFS partition

Hello I currently have win xp installed on my pc , I got two drives C: (main one) and D: which I use as a backup drive and save all my videos & docs in. Last time I installed Ubuntu , it gave me ...
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Advanced partition plan for triple boot Windows 7, Ubuntu, Arch

Currently I am running a Windows 7 / Ubuntu12.04 dual boot. But I would like to add some other linux distros like Arch and Slackware. Windows will be used only for gaming Ubuntu is for productivity ...
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Advice on triple/quadruple-booting?

I am currently running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my laptop. I would like to install more than one Linux distro, IN ADDITION TO Windows 7. How do I go about this, what do I need to be careful and ...
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Question about Partitioning

I am looking to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. I have been using windows for work and school for over a year, and have about 100 gig of stored files (backed up of course) and some paid ...
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Setting Up RAID During 13.04 Install

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop on RAID 5, but I can't figure out how to do it. I have read that it can be done during the install, though I haven't found a good explanation of how ...
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Can I delete partitions of an SSD drive?

I have an SSD which is installed with Windows 8 and UEFI. My main concern is that GParted might not be able to get rid of the hidden partitions SDA1, 5, 6 and I'll be left with some kind of legacy ...
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Can I dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu [duplicate]

Can one partition a Windows 8.1 hard drive and reserve, say, a 100 GB partition to install Ubuntu and successfully dual boot.
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Installing Ubuntu on btrfs over multiple drives

When I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I managed to combine a couple of outdated askubuntu answers, as well as some of the btrfs documentation in order to figure out how to install Ubuntu over two SSDs using ...
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Get rid of Mac OS X partition on Dual boot

First time posting on AskUbuntu. I am new to Ubuntu/Linux and I have a MacBook Pro. I have finally got the dual boot to work. My laptop is a little older so it only has a 250Gb hard drive. I am ...
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How to run WoW?

Actualy I'm new with WINE I just need more time to get it, but unitl this day come I want to play on World of warcraft on Ubuntu, but the problem it's the folder containing wow is not with windows ...
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How to know which partition is which?

Well I was just wondering what partition belongs to which. On my computer I have Windows 7 and two Ubuntu systems (it was an accident, which is why I need to know which partition is which). So how do ...