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

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Windows won't load and neither will Ubuntu after removing Ubuntu partitions

I'm using Windows 8.1. I deleted two of the Linux partitions from Windows disc manager. However, two of them still remained that wouldn't let me delete (they were blank). I ignored them, and expanded ...
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Partition disappears after modifying fstab

So, I'm trying to auto-mount a Windows partition at startup. This is the line that I added in the fstab file: UUID=4462435862434E3C /boot ntfs defaults,user 0 2 I read this tutorial ...
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Dual Boot: GRUB disappeared, boot-repair not working and linux partition cannot be accessed

I'm trying to fix a friend's computer. He uses Win7 and ubuntu 14.04 dual boot and ran "secure boot", which seems to have caused major damage: afterwards, GRUB wouldn't show up and the computer booted ...
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How Can I Set Up a Dual Boot with Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 on Two SSDs in RAID0

So I am a complete novice when it comes to all things Linux/Ubuntu, but I have been trying to remedy that by making it so that my computer can boot either Ubuntu 15.04 or Windows 8.1, which came ...
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Mount external hard drive with LUKS Encryption + LVM

I recently switched to a bigger Hard Drive by running dd if=/dev/old of=/dev/new However now I am trying to get some files that changed after copying, so I connected the old Hard Drive over USB. The ...
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Troubles for Installing ubuntu in HP1000 with Windows to go

I found this question which was duplicated here that is related with the same model I have. But in my case I don't pretend to install gnu/linux alongside with win 8. In fact Windows 8 was banished ...
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How to extend my ubuntu partition to an 'unnalocated partion' existing before the ubuntu partition?

I had these OS'es setup. WinXP 20Gb Ubuntu 50GB Though, with the app 'OS-Uninstaller', I deleted the 1st partition, where now rests 'unallocated space': 'unallocated space' 20Gb Ubuntu 50GB ...
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Failing to boot Ubuntu 14.04 server from raid1 array

I am trying to install Ubuntu server (14.04 LTS) in a raid1 configuration. The machine will be a network video recorder, recording video from IP cameras and storing for a period of time until space ...
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No HW detection installing Ubuntu 14.04 from liveUSB

This is my first post, I hope to be correct. I have a laptop which contains a 320 Gb HDD disk and a 32 Gb SSD disk. The SSD is only for accelerate the pc, and is not available to use as a storage ...
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Dual Boot windows 7-ubuntu problem

I have a big problem. I am a beginner in ubuntu and i cannot seem to figure out the problem here. i went through all the topics in askubuntu and ubuntu forums but i cannot fully understand what people ...
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Error wiping newly created partition /dev/sdb1

I know this may possibly a duplicate but i tried a lot of things to solve this error. There are already two partition and i am trying to create third one but it shows the following error. Even i ...
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How will this terminal command affect my partitions?

I recently posted a question asking about how to fix a complicated problem with my laptop after partitioning my hard drive. The problem is here -How do I undo those partitions I made for dual booting? ...
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Unable to free up space on vg-root

I have an Ubuntu Server installation 14.04 that I used the ubuntu default LVM partitioning by the installer (With the /home, /, /tmp... as separate partitions) and I never thought anything of it and ...
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I can't install Ubuntu besides windows without format

So I have a SSD of 120 GB on which I have a Windows 8.1 installation. I decided to install Ubuntu besides my Windows 8.1 on my ssd, all went good, I started configuring the OS and installing drivers. ...
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How do I undo those partitions I made for dual booting?

So I attempted to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on my new laptop (aorus x3 plus v3) and it REALLY ruined it. Essentialy broke my new £2000 laptop. I followed this guide (because for some ...
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Howto install onto a software RAID?

I am trying to install onto an ASUS system with an LSI (fake) raid controller. Unlike debian, ubuntu 14 detected it and installed drivers and utilities. Then it creates a RAID 1 as directed. All is ...
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Recover Ubuntu partition (no show in GNU GRUB)

Background: Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted with Windows 8.1 I was trying to install package libudev1:i386 apt-get was throwing a bunch of missing/broken dependencies I tried aptitude install -f ...
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Just deleted windows and not able to access storage getting this error message: [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sdb2 at /media/electricboogaloo/STORAGE: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sdb2" "/media/electricboogaloo/STORAGE"' exited ...
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Accidentally formatted boot partition

I am running Ubuntu 15.04, installed on a 256GB SSD. There is no other operating system there - just a small boot partition, an ext4 partition with my data, and a swap partition. A few minutes ago, I ...
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Disk partition for ubuntu 14.04.2 [duplicate]

I have installed Windows 7 with two partitions (C & D drives both have 60GB each)on my 160 GB HDD. Now I want to install Ubuntu 14.4.2 on the unallocated remaining disk space. Please tell me ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation

Hi I'm trying to upgrade an old version of ubuntu server to ubuntu-server-14.04. However there is a large amount of data under /home (1.4 TB) which I do not want to lose. Nor do I prefer to make a ...
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Problem with dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04.2 and Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

I have a very interesting question. Okay, so when I boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 x64 from my USB stick, it doesn't detect Windows 7! I have tried to convert my disk to basic, but I don't seem to have an option ...
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Recovering Ubuntu 14.04 after installing Windows 7 [duplicate]

How can I reuse/access my Ubuntu 14.04 Operating System(OS) to get my important files. My Hard disk drive(HDD) is partitioned into two.I had previously installed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (on ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu after install

I installed with what I thought were the recommended partitions but I think I may have done something wrong. I'm not loading windows or any other OS and I don't have anything indispensable on the ...
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Installations of 15.04 lost both an external HD and the internal HD with Windows

Round 1: installation of 15.04 on an external HD using a T520i with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit installed, formatting the Ext HD with two partitions 497 and 494 GB + the boot partition). The fact that ...
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Minimum size of home partition

What is the minimum capacity of /home , is it possible to make more than one logical drive for secondary storage?
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Unable to install Windows after attempted dual-boot with Ubuntu

My son was using Windows 7 on his computer and decided he wanted to dual boot with Ubuntu. He attempted to shrink the partition but could not, so he downloaded another program to shrink but I think he ...
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GParted-Moving a partition may cause OS fail to boot?

I am trying to use GParted to re-size a NTFS partition and assign space to Ubuntu. I was trying to allocate 245 MB free space to /dev/sdb7 partition of type ext4 [1] which seems like the ubuntu drive ...
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How to install Ubuntu, remove Mint and set up a separate home partition?

I've got a dual-booting laptop - Windows 7 & Linux Mint 13 - and I want to get rid of Mint, keep Windows 7 and install Ubuntu 12.04. Also, I want to have a separate home partition (I've only got ...
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Installing Ubuntu after failed installation with flash drive (no disk drive)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (version does not matter to me) alongside my Windows Vista Operating System. My laptop does NOT have a disk drive, so I have to use the bootable flash drive option. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Booting Straight to BIOS

I shut down my laptop (a Samsung 350v5c previously running Windows 8 but now running Ubuntu 14.04) fine last night but when I came to boot up this morning my laptop kept taking me straight to the BIOS ...
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Is 30 GB enough space for working with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside windows 7. I have 4 partitions on windows 7. I had a 73 GB partition which I could have used in it's entirety for installing ubuntu. Unfortunately, when I chose ...
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Recover data from repartitioned SD card?

I had an SD card with an important .cpp file. I forgot about this and repartitioned and reformatted the drive. The drive in question was formatted ext4. Is it possible for me to recover this file of ...
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Using files from several OS

I have two operating systems (Windows and Ubuntu) on the same HDD on my laptop. I would like to use some of files (videos, music, doc) in both OS. What is the best way to organize this from ...
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Unable to install on an HP Probook

I just received a brand new business laptop from my company. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it. I resized Windows 7 partition and started the installation of the 10.04 LTS. However, I soon discovered ...
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Re-install ubuntu without losing install

So, I got my laptop a 500GB hard drive, I originally installed Windows 7 in a dual-boot with Ubuntu, having Windows 7's Partition before Ubuntu's Partition, but due to incompatibility with graphics ...
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Error- No such partition

Although I know that such question have been posted before, but I could not find an answer, so I am re-posting it. I get the error no such partition, entering grub rescue, after restarting my ...
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usb not showing up or anything no fix helped

The usb only showing up in lsusb and the disk utitily. fdisk,testdisk and gparted wont show it. I cant mount the usb anything, does anybody know a fix for it ?
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What GPARTED alternatives are available?

What is a good partitioning tool for Ubuntu 10.X as an alternative to GPARTED? I haven't been able to find one that is easy to use. A commercial product is OK if necessary for ease of use.
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Share dropbox folder between Ubuntu and Windows

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu installed on the same HDD. I have created separate NTFS partition for Dropbox and trying to share Dropbox folder for both OS. Everything works fine with from Windows side, ...
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After Ubuntu 14.04 Reinstall hard drive is not recognized as Bootable Device

I'm new to Ubuntu. After doing a full reinstall of 14.04 LTS on an Acer Inspire E5, the hard drive is not recognized as a bootable device, though it is recognized in general. Booting Ubuntu from a usb ...
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Can't extend root partition even after booting from LiveUSB

After doing some research on how to extend Ubuntu root partition, I tried to extend it using the GParted from a liveUSB session of Ubuntu. But I couldn't extend it. When I right click on my root ...
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14.04 Live gparted errors with ntfs partitions

I recently got a new(ish) computer, and I wanted to install Ubuntu on it (I use a [outdated] version on my main computer, so I figured it was no big deal.) I want to dualboot, so I opened up gparted ...
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How can I convert a linux swap partition to ntfs? [closed]

Recently I decided to remove Ubuntu from my dual boot configuration of Windows and Ubuntu. I formatted the drive which contained Ubuntu, but I couldn't format my swap partition from Windows because it ...
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Formatted second hard drive

Last Sunday I was going to install Windows 10 to try it out (Although I love Ubuntu). I have two hard drives installed on my PC. Hard disk number two is separated into two partition, 52 GB and 448 ...
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Installing a NAS server with multiple hard drives

I am setting up a NAS server hopefully with a ZFS file system. I have a question I haven't been able to find a straightforward answer to online. I am plaining to have my main OS on a 60gb ssd, I have ...
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install ubuntu to a discrete drive without touching the main bootloader

My machine is set up as follows: /dev/sda (i.e. "disk1") - 500GB SSD with my production OS environment on it /dev/sdb (i.e. "disk2") - a 250GB ssd that I use for storing data files /dev/sdc (i.e. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer doesn't detect my partitions

I'm running Win7 64-bit and I'm trying to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04. However, when I go into the Ubuntu installer, it doesn't display any of my partitions. I would like to mention that this is my second ...
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What is PARTUUID in Ubuntu 15.04?

In Ubuntu 14.04 there is only one UUID for each partition. For example my sudo blkid shows /dev/sda1: UUID="b2be9c80-8413-4fdb-a562-6ca072385c02" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda2: ...
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HDD error when mounting

When I plug in my external hard disk drive I get this error message: Error mounting /dev/sdf1 at /media/makermex/Seagate Expansion Drive: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...