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

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Unable to mount and boot windows 7 [closed]

I have Windows 7 and Linux Mint 16, and get this error when attempting to mount my Windows partition: Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/bugsy/Windows: Command-line mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Correct way of RAID partitioning

This is a more theoretical question I ran into after I found out that it is possible with newer Kernels to create partitions on a RAID-volume. Since Grub2 it is possible to have /boot on a ...
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How do I fix a resized to bigger space Gparted partition to show my data?

OK so I recently got a hard drive and have been using it alot lately. I was trying to re-size it (with data on it) to take up the free space I had just made by deleting some partitions with a bunch of ...
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Gparted not resizing partitions & I'm unable to access Ubuntu 14.04 install

I'm trying to resize my partitions, to increase the area for my install of Ubuntu 14.04. I'd like to regain use of that partition, which I was unable to get back into after doing a fresh install of ...
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how to get acces to a partition disc

There is no other OS along ubuntu. I just made one partition with ubuntu OS and another to put files on. I try to write from an external disc my saved information and it says that I have no ...
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Elementary os BIOS entry still there, after installing and deleting eOS Fraya beta

Ok, so I wanted to test elementary os Freya beta for a couple of days. Since I have SSD, I wanted to test it on it, not a live USB(slower). So I resized my Ubuntu partition, created a new one, and ...
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Getting a drive to automount on startup [duplicate]

I've got a drive (well, a separate partition actually) that has my music on it, and in theory I should just be able to hit play in Rhythmbox and it'll work. But for some reason, I need to personally ...
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Switching between Ubuntu and Windows does not work. Windows won't mound and I am stuck in Ubuntu. I have an Asus UEFI BIOS. Help [duplicate]

In order to switch to Microsoft Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu I would go into my BIOS and click F8 to get to a menu where I can pick what to boot from. I clicked on my hard drive(were I have both Ubuntu and ...
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To to fix my lap with problem about re partition [duplicate]

I've just tried to install Ubuntu, and I think I did something wrong while installing it. When it finished, my laptop cannot boot to Ubuntu, and it said: Error: attempt to read or write outside of ...
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How Can I recover my lost windows partition?

I was trying to do a dual boot on my HP envy 15j machine and when installing ubuntu I accidentally replaced windows with ubuntu. How can I get my windows partition back? I bought my computer online ...
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Can't swich between Ubuntu and Microsoft and am stuck in Ubuntu. Please help! [duplicate]

In order to switch to Microsoft Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu I would go into my BIOS and click F8 to get to a menu where I can pick what to boot from. I clicked on my hard drive(were I have both Ubuntu and ...
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USB flash drive mysterious label

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used my USB drive to install Kali Linux to another computer. After that, every time I format that drive using gParted with no label, instead of showing something like ...
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Why can't I adjust partition size precisely with parted (KDE Partition Manager)?

Context: I want to clone my Kubuntu 12.04 (the Pustulated Priapulid) installation from one logical volume to another, prior to doing a dist-upgrade to 14.04 (the Teratogenic Tardigrade) on the ...
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How Do I Create A Bootable Windows USB? [duplicate]

I recently used Gparted to resize my partition, so I have 200GB of unallocated space that I want to install Windows 7 to. The problem is, my computer won't let me boot from USB. It let me boot ...
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Computer doesn't recognize hard drive for booting windows 8

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my computer today to dual boot with Windows 8.1. I created a 10 gigabyte partition for Ubuntu and then tried to install it. During the installation process, I ...
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How can I check and change the partition table type?

New computers that ship with Windows 8 also come with a different partition table than before. This along with the move to UEFI causes confusion, as users are unaware of the newer partition table and ...
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Should I delete all of my partitions while still running windows I want to do a complete install of just Ubuntu

Tell me if I'm wrong on this as well delete all of my partitions will make my computer run faster while using just Ubuntu
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What is a “Swap Area”?

So I noticed this question has not been asked directly; What is this "Swap Area" people keep referring to when it comes to installing Ubuntu?
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Is it possible to access and use all the files in the hard disk in both windows as well as Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is it possible to access and use all the files in the hard disk in both windows as well as Ubuntu? Also; What is a swap area? Where can I find someone who can help me with installation?
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Need help getting on windows and uninstalling ubuntu [duplicate]

Im using a Hp pavilion dm1 and I installed ubuntu using a usb stick because my laptop doesnt have a disk drive, I installed ubuntu on a new partition and chose to copy my files to it when installing. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is recognizing my full HDD :D drive

Windows 7 and Ubuntu are dual booted on the same drive, however my second drive :D which has 881GB is only showing as 40GB available on Ubuntu labeled as "computer" in system files, in Ubuntu, and my ...
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How to check partition and boot-sector modification time?

I wonder if there is a way to check the date/time (timestamps) of modifications made to the boot sector and partitions, both manual/automated or due to hard disk crashes?
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Problems with a HFS+ hdd on Ubuntu Server 14.04

I have a 2TB Western Digital HDD with one partition formatted as HFS+. I tried pretty much everything to make it readable (not even writable) from Ubuntu Server, but had no success. I tried: ...
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Ubuntu partition table

I'm having a problem re-arranging my partition table. My partition table looks like the picture above, and I would like to extend my sda5 to use the space in the sda4. I already tried to format the ...
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Dual boot extend partition

I am really new to ubuntu, and I wanted to extend my dual boot Ubuntu partition, but there is no option to which I can extend it. I have run gparted, then I swapoff the linux-swap. I already have an ...
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Badly installed Ubuntu 14.04

Today, I have decided to make a new partition of my HDD and then to install Ubuntu 14.04. I have already had Windows installed on another partition. I installed Ubuntu and the installation has been ...
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Symbolic Links to Windows and Ubuntu Programs

I am currently running a dual boot system (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04) on an 250GB SSD. About 2/5 for Windows, 3/5 for Ubuntu. I also have a 1TB HDD for storage formatted in NTFS where I have symbolic ...
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How to re-create the partition table?

I accidentally dd the first 512 bytes using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 and the partition table is now gone. Is there ANY way to re-create the partition table(/dev/sdb). My hard ...
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Weird partitions after fresh ubuntu 14.04 LTS install

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a clean SSD driver. Install went fine and now when using df command i am getting following results: What is: 1) /sys/fs/cgroup 2) /dev 3) /run 4) /run/lock 5) ...
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Booting Problems

So, my computer decided to hate me and will not boot Linux Ubuntu but will boot Windows 7 (slowly compared to its usual, but it will). Maybe someone can help me. Begin: Running ...
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ext4 File System got damaged due to improper write

This is what happened, I inserted my (important) external HDD into a RedHat 6 machine, did my task's, unmounted the drive via Nautilus, and physically detached the drive from the machine (and now I ...
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How to create two partitions with exactly the same size?

I created two partitions using the following commands. parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1 50001 parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1948001 1998001 Each partition should have 50001 ...
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Increase Ubuntu partition

I have a sony vaio laptop on which both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 are installed. When I installed Ubuntu on pre-existing Windows, I gave it a partition size of 15GB. Now as softwares requires more ...
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After removing ubuntu, I still have traces of it in my boot order

for a while now, I've been trying to dual boot kali linux and windows 8 and failing. I think a reason for that might be is because I still have traces of ubuntu (I had it installed before, formatted ...
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Cannot max out hd partition size

I am using Ubuntu server (no GUI installed at the moment). I am setting it up as a Time Machine backup. I have navigated all the steps, only to discover that the first (and only) partition on my ...
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Move unallocated space so it can be assigned to an existing partition

I have an issue that I cannot seem to solve, please see the following screenshot: The circles represent the key symbols which aren't removed even during live session from a bootable USB of Xubuntu. ...
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Not asked for Partition when i installed ubuntu

i installed ubuntu 12.04 lts version in my computer, i had installed ubuntu successfully, but during installation it was not asking for any partition, will it be problem? what space it will take in ...
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How to install Windows 7 on the same partition as Ubuntu 12.04 ie. dual boot?

I have a Dell Vostro 3000 Series with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I want to keep the Ubuntu and install Windows 7 Ultimate along with it. The partition on which Ubuntu is installed is the only one ...
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Installing ubuntu in free space of extended partition: “You have not selected any partitions for use as swap space”

Here is a picture of my hdd's partition table : I wish to install Ubuntu in the free space shown in the below picture. However I don't understand how to configure the installation. I chose the ...
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Two HDD partitions with the same name result in uncertain directories

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that has a lot of hard drives plugged into it. These hard drives have partitions with old OS's which have a lot of key data that I use often. The problem is, I ...
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Why is btrfs slower than ext4, and why would I want to use it in an ubuntu install? [closed]

At this time (August 2014); having been following the benchmarks for btrfs on Phoronix,(http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=home) and have been seeing on the aggregate; slower performance than ext4; ...
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can ubuntu work with ntfs file system partitions?? i mean could it read and write its contents or not?

i am thinking of switching to ubuntu,,, here are some things that i am concerned about: does ubuntu supports the usage(read/write) of previous data (from windows formatted NTFS drives) or i have to ...
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Screwed up Partitioning, Can't boot into live session, Grub installed wrong

I am kinda a novice to the Whole Ubuntu thing so I'll try to explain my best here. I recently got a Lenovo E545 laptop (I love it by the way), with Windows 8. having no Idea that its impossible to ...
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu installer from hard drive partition?

I would like to prepare something like recovery partition on the PC hard drive. Such recovery partition should contain only Ubuntu installer, nothing more. It also should be bootable in any way, even ...
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Backing up a HDD using dd

I'm trying to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 8 on my laptop, but the install disc did not recognize Windows, so I'll have to do a custom install, which is something I've never done, and I want ...
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Cant boot up from an external source anymore , please help…(Totally a different sceenario from the usual cases )

Am a Ubuntu user and quiet good with it, have been using it for like a year. I bought a Packard Bell EasyNote TE laptop , which had Windows 8.1 , I then installed Ubuntu 14.04 using the whole HDD, ...
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ubuntu 14 deleted all my files from all my partition

I decided that I don't want to use W7 and I want Ubuntu instead. I installed ubuntu, but it deleted all my files from all my partitions :( I really don't understand why ubuntu intallation did not tell ...
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Ubuntu deleted windows 7 [duplicate]

I have downloaded ubuntu 14.04 and trying to install it on my laptop, but after installation completed, I seen that ubuntu deleted my windows 7. i never permitted to do so. then why it happens. I want ...
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message disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present even after trying various options

I have tried the advice here: Puny geek including the last amendments. and here Askubuntu including the advice further down for 14.04 I am running Xubuntu 14.04 on an older system. I just upgraded ...
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Swap partition won't mount!

I'm using Ubuntu 14.0 32bit on my PC. When Ubuntu starts it won't mount swap partition and every time I have to enable it manually using GParted. /etc/fstab #/etc/fstab: static file system ...