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

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Completely RAW USB drive

I'm having quite a lot of troubles in making a Kingston DT SE9 G2 work again. It does not show on Windows (both in external devices and disk manager), but it appears here on Ubuntu. However, ...
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grub rescue appears when I install ubuntu in external hdd

I want to install Ubuntu in an external HDD (I cannot change partition in my working laptop). I've installed it and set the MBR in the external HDD, following this guide adapted for 15.04. ...
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Internal SATA not detected

http://paste.ubuntu.com/12332274/ ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo gpart -l sudo: gpart: command not found ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo parted -l Model: SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 2049MB Sector size ...
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HDD pooling/partitioning suggestions for media server

I have multiple hdds that I would like to pool together. Sizes are as follows: 2x1TB; 2X2TB; and 1x4TB. Running Ubuntu server 14.04 on a separate SSD with the primary purpose of using this machine ...
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How to shrink Ubuntu LVM logical and physical volumes?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 as the only OS on my system. I told Ubuntu to overwrite everything as I was in a hurry, hence I only have the two partitions Ubuntu creates, the Boot Partition of a ...
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How to expand the ext4 primary partition size in a VMware Player virtual disk?

I have a VMware Player virtual machine setup, running Ubuntu 10.04 as the a guest OS. The VM was created on a 20GB virtual drive, with a single partition for working space. Finally I got to the point ...
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EFI Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Wind10 - Grub strange behavior

I have a EFI dual boot installation on a Lenovo y50-70. I upgraded to win10 without any problems the very first day of win10 availability. This is the structure of my Hd: sda1 - windows recovery ...
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Toshiba Satellite dual boot after upgrade to Windows 10

I'm new to Ubuntu and dual booting multiple OS's. I'm pretty noob in general so please bear with me. I've searched around for a few hours and couldn't seem to find what I was looking for, or couldn'...
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Can't extract ISO to USB drive [duplicate]

I'm trying to extract an ISO of a Linux distribution to a USB flash drive but I keep getting an error message that the destination file system does not support symlinks. The flash drive is formatted ...
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Testdisk / Recphoto freezes the system

I use photorec of testdisk, and when the program is about to end the scan, and start writing in the recovery directory, the computer freezes and I have to reset everything. I make this data recovery ...
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Is it safe to create a new partition table on a laptop? [duplicate]

I have an HP laptop, and thought about going all Linux on it. The problem is that the UEFI on the laptop won't let me prioritize Linux, so it will always load the Windows boot loader if I don't hold ...
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installing ubuntu 14.04 in free space

When I first installed Ubuntu it share 12 GB from a partition. After that I have to install windows 10. I trier to install the Ubuntu 14.04 in my pc again. I found that it try to share memory from ...
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Error whilst creating partition

Original error message in german Error wiping newly created partition /dev/sdc1: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: Fehler: /dev/sdc1: Initialisierung ...
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Windows 10 + Ubuntu Dualboot issue [duplicate]

I have a windows 10 laptop, HP 15+touch screen. I decided to install ubuntu 15.04 alongside my original windows 10 OS. At the point of installation, I did not have an empty CD and as such, I used a ...
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can i mount partitionmanager image file or use it as virtual machine?

Is there a way to mount such image? or can it be converted or used, for virtual machine - and how? thanks not a duplicate since the image is nothing like iso.
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can I use the command “sudo apt-get install something” in a USB pen drive plugged to my PC?

I want to install a programm in my USB pen drive. I know there is enough storage in my PC to install what I need but I want to install that thing in my USB drive, just to keep it not in my primary ...
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I cannot re-install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1

This question may seem repeated but I have other more issues. I installed 8.1 in my dell 5537 and dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04..I worked well..I installed with alongside windows option..It took ...
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Live USB: persistent partition in another device/file

I need to use Ubuntu in my working laptop. Unfortunately I cannot change the partition table (it has also maximum number or primary partitions) and 30Gb that I can use with wubi are not sufficient for ...
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problem to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 (64-bit version, from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop) on my computer where Windows 7 is already installed. I would like to have both Ubuntu and Windows 7 ...
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Replace failed disk in RAID 1

two days ago one of my two drives in my software RAID 1 (that was setup using gnome-disks) configuration failed. I could not access the files in the meantime. After short research it seems that I have ...
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deleted files from boot, now can't install anything

I deleted some old kernel files from the boot partition, to try and free up some space, only to find out 5 minutes later that I should have used janitor or other appropriate program. Now I get the ...
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How to change a partition size [duplicate]

I have windows 10 installed on my machine, and i want to make a new partition to build Linux on it. The problem is that i have currently only one partition which covers all sectors. When using fdisk ...
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Windows 10 grub rescue issue

So, my computer ran on a partitioned disk with 0,5 TB on Ubuntu and 0,5 TB on Windows 7. I wanted to update to Windows 10 and all the grub rescue thingy came up at the first reboot of the update. The ...
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Installed DualBoot Ubuntu 14.04.3 , Windows 7 Won't Boot

Bit of a sticky situation here. I just now tried to install Ubuntu as a Dual Boot alongside Windows 7. I followed this little tutorial: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Dual-boot-Linux-and-...
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Blkid does not return uuid of windows, windows is not in fstab, and windows is hibernated so it cannot be mounted

So the windows partition for windows 7 while running dual boot 14.10 does appear when fdisk is run. However, it does not appear when blkid runs and there is no way for me to check the uuid because the ...
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SSD for OS and Programs, Spanned Multiple HDD's for storage (Home Server)

I have set up a Home Server. The Server is used for several purposes, but most specifically as a home Media server and online cloud, with local Back up. Recently lost 2 HDD's due to severe power surge ...
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copying sd card without deleting partitions

I have an SD card that shows up two partitions say /dev/disk3s1 /dev/disk3s2, I unmounted both and now I am about to copy some raspbery ubuntu distro on the SD card sudo dd if=/some/path.img of=/dev/...
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Installed Ubuntu on a SSD which already had Windows 10 installed but I can`t boot Ubuntu

First, thank you for coming here. I greatly appreciate your will to help. First thigns first: I am a great newbie on Linux. To be honest, I know absolutely NOTHING about it but I want to give it a ...
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Problem when I try to install ubuntu 14.04 with windows 7

The problem is that it gives an option "install ubuntu inside windows 7" instead of "install ubuntu alongside windows 7". I am confused if both mean the same or is there any problem with windows ...
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A method for reading residues data on a massacred partition

I had a problem with the partition of xubuntu, I tried to solve by giving sudo e2fsck -f -b <block number> -y / dev / sda3 I subsequently mounted on / mnt, then checking with gparted, I ...
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Error removing initramfs-tools when I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have tried installing 2 times now, but the error is always there. I'm kinda new in this, actually it is my first time to install ubuntu on my desktop. I'm using a live USB to install. Everything ...
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I lost my partitioning table during failed reinstallation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Help me!

I wanted to reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 because it was giving me a slow responces(totally different situation). So I started installation( I thought that it would ask me if I wanted to upgrade or repair ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot (grub rescue - Unknown filesystem)

I turned up my PC like every day, but today doesn't boot normally. After the BIOS POST and the "Loading operative system...", it shows something like this: Error: Unknown filesystem grub rescue> ...
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Install Ubuntu with full disk encryption - /dev/mapper/vg-root does not exist

I want to install Ubuntu with full disk encryption without swap. Therefore I've followed: Install Ubuntu 15.04 with full disk encryption, but without swap partition It didn't work, thus I've also ...
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Resize root Partition that is lvm'ed

I know this question has been asked many times, but I'm having a hard time figuring this out. I have a partition that is lvm'ed and I'm trying to increase it's size. This is on a VM machine, I first ...
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Grub rescue screen every other restart

I managed to install Ubuntu along side my Windows 10 install. They both work fine, the only problem I have is after the first restart it gave me the grub rescue screen. I changed the boot order and ...
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Grub not working on Dual boot with Windows 10

I recently updated from win8 to win 10 with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and after that grub never show up and i've tried with boot-repair using a live-usb but doesn't seem to work. Here's the log http://...
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Is it possible to UNDO a (failed) partition cloning made with the dd command to an external hardrive?

Yes, the old story: Trying to create an image of a partition to save in a different location... the accident is/was cloning to an external drive instead of the intended location and now the external ...
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Need help with boot repair tool: After installing Ubuntu along side w Win7, wont boot, ran bootRepair tool, how do i make BIOS boot on sdc?

So I previously posted the initial part of the problem here: Grub Rescue Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side ...
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Ubuntu partioning question! (New at ubuntu) [duplicate]

I am running windows 7 and I want to dual boot ubuntu.. I created 20gb ntfs partition from windows 7 and tell me how to format it (the swap area stuff) from ubunt for installation to the 20gb I ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a laptop with malfunctioning windows

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a laptop, that won't boot Windows, it always just asks for reboot. So I decided to install Ubuntu instead and get rid of windows entirely. I started the installation ...
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What is the recommended disk partition for kubuntu 14.04 manual install and dual boot with Windows 8.1 64 bit?

My computer has 6GB RAM and Windows 8.1 64 bit. I try to install kubuntu 14.04 64 bit by manual disk partition. My current disk has 283GB Free Space. (parted) print free Model: ATA WDC ...
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Error 1962 after installing ubuntu 14.04

I had a Lenovo H430 machine running windows 7. I wanted to wipe it out and install Ubuntu. I deleted all the partitions and installed ubuntu 14.04. After the installation I started to get the error ...
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how to resize my main partition/ complete delete old one?

I dual booted with Xubuntu and Elementary to try it out but didn't like it. Now I want to delete Elementary completely. i downloaded Gparted but I can't delete some partitions because they're locked.
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Lenovo Ubunto Partition problem [closed]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu for the first time on my Lenovo laptop and I keep getting this If you continue, the changes listed below will be written to the disks. Otherwise you will be able to ...
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Unknown space on my hard drive

I recently formatted a 250GB SSD and installed Ubuntu 14.04. I see 15GB not being used and marked as "unknown". I had not partitioned the drive initially. Can I use this space or should I just leave ...
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I have an error when installing ubuntu 14.04 through external hard drive- grub rescue mode

Basically my Windows OS on my Hard Drive is corrupt so I am trying to install Ubuntu on my PC from an external hard drive (320GB). So I make a live CD and install Ubuntu after partitioning my ...
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(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system

After initializing setup file(s) this message appears on my desktop Computer I already have Microsoft Windows seven on my Computer, and wanted to install dual operating system side by side then this ...
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X205TA Ubuntu 15.04 Install

Netbook ASUS X205TA Windows 8.1 Single language with Bing, 64GBeMMC Samsung, 32GB Samsung EVO MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS-1, 8GB Sandisk USB 2.0. I've been able to Try Ubuntu from USB Flash Disk, create ...
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How to combine separate partitions created by initial install of kubuntu

I'm a newbie to linux. I'm still trying to figure things out. I ditched Windows 8.1 after their free upgrade to Windows 10. I used gparted live to delete the partitions of the disk (500gb hitachi ...