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
3answers
589 views

Merge unallocated space to extended partition and create new logical drive

I am new to Ubuntu. I just formatted, and installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. While partitioning, I made a mistake it seems. 20 GB goes unallocated and I am unable to use it. I used Gparted to try to ...
0
votes
0answers
271 views

WiFi problem caused by Dual boot of Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and Windows 7 x64 under one HDD

When I installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 successfully, the Wi-Fi was initially working. However, I cannot boot Windows 7 x64. So I installed and run the boot-repair under Ubuntu which fixed Grub2. And so I ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Reg Logical Drive Not working

I will using ubuntu 10.04 LTS And 13.04 32 bit. I will full format and install ubuntu in SDA1 after finishing installation logical drive SDA2 and SDA 3 not open. i will right click on that drive only ...
0
votes
2answers
147 views

What is the correct way to create partitions for both Windows and Linux on an Western Digital’s Advanced Format 1 TB Hard Drive?

What is the correct way to create partitions for both Windows and Linux on an Western Digital’s Advanced Format 1 TB Hard Drive? I want partitions to be like this: => Primary: 325 GB Windows 7 x64 ...
1
vote
1answer
97 views

Dual-Boot Ubuntu & Windows Query

I have dual-booted Windows & Ubuntu 13.04 Now, after using Ubuntu for quite a long time, I am planning to switch to Linux based OS only. I wanna remove Windows & install Opensuse OS in place ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Could my partition setup on my Hitachi Travelstar be causing SMART spinup problems?

I just purchased a refurb Samsung laptop for my girlfriend with a 500gb Hitachi Travelstar. I partitioned it and installed Win 7 (for required work related programs for her) / and 12.04 LTS (for ...
-1
votes
1answer
305 views

gpt partitions for windows 7 and ubuntu dual boot on 4TB HDD (UEFI MB)

I have an empty HDD with 4TB capacity. I am trying to create the gpt partitions using GParted so I can install windows 7 and ubuntu. What I want is to be able to utilize the entire 4TB space. I want ...
1
vote
2answers
99 views

How do I prepare for Dual Boot Windows7 & Ubuntu

I am new to the Ubuntu Community and I apologize if this has been covered - I found some similar questions, but none quite like mine. My goal is to have a dual boot Win7 or Ubuntu 13.0. Here is where ...
1
vote
2answers
42 views

Opening Ubuntu partition in Windows 7

I'm curious, is it possible to be logged on to my windows 7 partition, then from there also use Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, say through a window or something along those lines? Because I have all of ...
1
vote
3answers
187 views

The partitions can't be merged because they don't see each other

I have the following where /dev/sda2 - Windows7 and "unallocated" is the partition I want to add to my current Linux installation at /dev/sda6. But I can't do this for some reason. Even when I ...
2
votes
2answers
78 views

Uninstalling Windows XP

I have a Dell built in 2003 running Windows XP Home. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto a partition on my hard drive. Now I am not able to boot with XP, only Ubuntu. (on boot up screen, when I ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Completely remove the broken installation and merge its partition [duplicate]

I have 2 bootable installations, one of them is broken, meaning I can't boot it but it does appear in the boot menu. I want to completely remove the broken one and merge its partition with the my ...
1
vote
1answer
97 views

How to edit partition table in Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS?

When installing, I used the advanced setup and I do not recall whether or not I added a swap partition. Upon boot I typically have to wait for "cryptswap1" to be ready. It does work, but I usually ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Booting from LVM partition

I screwed up when I installed my machine awhile back and put the / partition (including /boot) into the LVM. While the machine will eventually boot, it won't boot non-interactively. For whatever ...
0
votes
0answers
89 views

Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows XP

I am new to ubuntu and am seeking to set up a dual boot of ubuntu 13.10 alongside my Windows XP installation. I have downloaded the 13.10 iso file and burnt to DVD. ubuntu runs fine in 'try me' mode ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Dual boot fail - cannot instal ubuntu

I tried to install Ubuntu 13 on my laptop. I have a 750GB HDD and a 120Gb SSD. I have Windows 8.1 installed on my SSD. The 750gb hdd is patitioned in 2 partitions : d:649GB and e:32.2GB. I also have a ...
0
votes
1answer
226 views

Unable to boot Ubuntu 13.10 after install on acer desktop

After install and restart I get an error screen saying "Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in selected device and press a key" This is an Ubuntu only boot. When I first ...
1
vote
1answer
620 views

How to remove Ubuntu partition from Windows 7? Which partition is it? [duplicate]

A similar question has been asked here: How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space?, and I've used the advice that was posted. However, I still can't figure out which of ...
0
votes
1answer
830 views

Lubuntu 13.10 Installer does not detect Windows 7 or any partitions & black screen during install

I know this question has been asked numerous times and has been answered; http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1604074&page=4&p=10022223#post10022223 Why doesn't Ubuntu 12.04 ...
0
votes
1answer
412 views

How to mount multiple folders to same hard disk?

I have a microserver from hp and got a SSD, which I planned to use for the OS (Ubuntu Server 12.04), while two more harddisk should run in RAID 1. People recommended me that during installation of ...
-1
votes
1answer
101 views

Wanted: In-depth guide to virtualizing existing Windows 7 partition with VirtualBox

I would like an in-depth guide to virtualizing an existing Windows 7 partition (with VirtualBox), as all the instructions I have found online are either incomplete, imperfect,vaguely worded, or out of ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

Ubuntu partitions

What would be the appropiate way to partition my hard disk after installing ubuntu? Already know about booting from usb or Live cd. What I mean is: What has to be done in gparted to get a "Healthy" ...
0
votes
1answer
786 views

btrfs - did I just turn RAID1 into RAID10?

I set up a btrfs partition using two 3 TB drives in RAID 1: $ mkfs.btrfs -m raid1 -d raid1 /dev/sdd /dev/sde $ mount /dev/sdd /media/media Copied a bunch of data onto the partition, with the ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Accessing other HDDs ubuntu server CLI

This is quite possibly the most basic question ever asked on this forum, but I can't find an answer anywhere. I have installed Ubuntu Server on a HDD and installed two additional HDDs for file ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

Ubuntu partitioning and installation error, due to bad HDD sector(s)

I have a 320GB HDD, which I have formatted, since it ran windows7 earlier. Now I see, that the HDD is bad in c:, so I concluded this because, Ubuntu gave me an error, that this drive is bad at some ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Will installing Ubuntu using the “erase entire disk” option remove and erase all currently existing partitions?

I'm considering ditching Windows 8 and doing a fully clean install of Ubuntu. However, I'm concerned because my computer came with a built-in 16 GB recovery partition that would need to be erased as ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

What UNIX codes do I need to extend my Ubuntu partition

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 through VMware Player from Win.7. I Want to extend Ubuntu partition by adding to it the Unallocated 11Gb space next to it. Gparted from LiveCD does not work, because it ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

How to fix overlapped partitions in the MBR table?

My Ubuntu installed on PC is stucked at boot screen. So, I tried to install anew, but partition table is shown empty at installation wizard. I learned that my partitions overlapped. I found this link ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Help needed with deleting a Ubuntu partition

I have a question about my partitioning. Some months ago my laptop crashed, so I decided to put Ubuntu on it. Because I had some experience with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I choose to create a dual-boot with ...
0
votes
1answer
221 views

Need help partitioning a hard disk on a fresh install of ubuntu server [closed]

Coming from a windows background I am fining myself overwhelmed by the massive amount of totally different resources available when it comes to learning Linux... I have a fresh install of ubuntu ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Triple boot win7,Ubuntu,Kali [closed]

I am running window7 and Ubuntu 13.10 together. I'd like to also have Kali linux installed.Despite I did the installation of both OS , I am not a veteran in this subject , I dont know where to start ...
0
votes
0answers
231 views

Possible to mount an Eye-Fi Mobi card on Ubuntu?

I just took delivery on an Eye-Fi Mobi SD card. When I stick it in the SD slot on my laptop, the kernel says that there's no partition table and it basically can't find anything. When I run fdisk on ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

How do I mount the documents folder on a different partition?

I'm new to unity and trying to harmonize my dual boot between windows and ubuntu by setting the documents, pictures, videos, etc folders onto a storage partition, instead of in the home folder. I ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Running ubuntu on usb

I'm about to install ubuntu onto my thumbdrive, and want to run ubuntu 12.1 from this thumbdrive. I have made a list of steps and would like to know if they're correct. If any of them are incorrect ...
1
vote
3answers
21k views

Dual boot ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my pre-installed windows 7 pc and I want a dual boot. I have no empty partition on my hard disk drive. I don't want to re-install windows 7 and don't want to install ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

Cant access partitions [closed]

I have just replaced ubuntu 13.10 with windows. I have created some partitions in windows. Now after installing ubuntu I cant see that partitions... how can I access it.
2
votes
2answers
18k views

How to fix MBR partition prior to Ubuntu Installation? A partition overlaps GPT backup sectors

My main problem is that i have just acquired an ASUS laptop with WINDOWS 7 and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I want to have a dual boot to choose between both Operating systems, I read that it's ...
0
votes
1answer
147 views

installing the OS twice on same hard disk drive

I plan to install Ubuntu 13.10 twice on the same HDD. The reason is each installed OS will have filesystem tweaks different from the other. Below is my plan: First primary (bootable) partition will ...
2
votes
3answers
826 views

Why isn't writing the ISO image to my USB flash drive working?

I have a 8GB flash drive, and another 1GB flash drive that contains an ISO file of Xubuntu 12.04. I am trying to write this ISO image on to my 8GB drive, so that I can boot into it and install Xubuntu ...
0
votes
1answer
592 views

Ubuntu Installer doesn't recognize my partitions [duplicate]

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 along with Win8.1. The problem here is Ubuntu installer does not recognize any of my partitions and shows my whole hdd space as unallocated. That is the case with ...
0
votes
2answers
89 views

Not Able To Install Ubuntu With Windows 7 [duplicate]

First of all sorry if this question seams repeated I am a rookie, I tried many links but not able to do that is not working in my case. On my laptop currently Windows 7 is installed and I want to ...
1
vote
1answer
138 views

Extended partition

I am not allowed to have more than 4 partitions.During installing Ubuntu I am not allowed to have swap area because of this problem.What should I do?
1
vote
2answers
59 views

Resizing media Partition, safe?

I recently switched to Ubuntu 12.04. I have two storage drives, my SSD with Ubuntu and the root filesystem installed on it, and my 1TB HDD with movies and other large data files. I wiped the SSD on ...
1
vote
0answers
185 views

Installing new internal hard drive with Ubuntu. Hard drive and logical name show up with sudo lshw -C disk, but receive an I/O error when using fdisk [closed]

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a brand new internal hard drive using a USB install. Using lshw -C disk I'm able to see that my computer recognizes the hard drive is connected. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ...
1
vote
3answers
298 views

Can I use ntfs for /home

When trying to complete my Ubuntu 12.04.1 install I recently received the error message: "The file system type fat32 cannot be mounted on /home, because it is not a fully-functional Unix file system. ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

Partitioning: Shrink Ubuntu (extended), Expand Windows

I have backups up everything, but I'm still uneasy about the process and would like confirmation. I'd rather do this one time correctly. I want to shrink /dev/sda6/ by 200GB and reallocate it to ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

What partitions belongs where?

I am using Windows 7, and I have been using Linux Mandriva. I am now switching to Ubuntu, and I forgot to format all the partitions from Mandriva (ext4 partitions) before installing Ubuntu. So right ...
0
votes
0answers
131 views

How to clone a dual boot system to an SSD in my case?

I've purchased a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (which comes with magician, the clonning software for samsung). I was willing to clone my (C:) partition (166.44GiB) and my ubuntu (12.04) partition(s) to the ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

Hardrive is full with 0 space left can't access admin account

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and after all the packages are installed and the system restarted when I log into the admin account I cannot see anything save for a black screen, when I log out and ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

After upgrade, No boot

I recently tried to upgrade 12.04 LTS to 12.10 after which my machine (which is dual booted with windows 7) refused to boot to the new install/upgrade. Long story short: I subsequently re-installed ...