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

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Can't log in after partition recovery

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and accidentally deleted all partitions. I then used testdisk to retrieve one of the partitions, and after it finished it needed a reboot. I rebooted and now I can't unlock ...
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ALERT! /dev/mapper/xxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on vmware. I can't login to Ubuntu. i'm in a situation similar to the one described in this post ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell I ...
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Don't know how to fix this error

It showed me this upon every bootup: error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I tried the method outlined here: ...
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no bootloader appears to be present at all. thanks grub

so i am on a compaq presario cq57. i installed ubuntu 14.04.3 and after fighting with it a couple days it finally installed. First it wouldn't, said something about grub 2 and a fatal error, so i ...
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Ubuntu installer has no installation option/ internal ssd not displayed

I recently purchased a Dell XPS 15 model 9550, but I am having issues installing Ubuntu on it. I have burn the iso to an external hard drive and booted the installer from the drive, however I was not ...
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What file system fomat should I choose in Windows 8.1 disk management for my partition to install ubuntu 14.04.3 amd64?

I've only run ubuntu from my flash drive so far but I want to install ubuntu 14.04.3 desktop amd64 on a partition drive I created. I want to know what file system I should choose to format the ...
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Fixing USB Drive & Installing Archbang

I'd like to install Archbang on top of my Ubuntu installation. To do this, I reduced my Sda5 LVM partition by 100Mb, planning on being able to add a new partition in there. This is where I hit a brick ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS + Windows 10 w/ shared storage on one SSD?

I've been trying to better understand the possibilities of dual booting OSs on a single SSD. I'm interested in most effectively partitioning my main drive to include both Linux and Windows, while ...
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After fresh install of Ubuntu with LVM not enough space size

i have installed Ubuntu server edition with LVM (i have 64GB SSD (on this is system) and 1TB HDD). But after boot i see only disk size of my SSD disc,but HDD disc is in "Disk Drives" as "LVM2 Physical ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 installed on USB drive but does not boot-up

I have a 1TB external USB HDD. I have partitioned it as follows. Disk /dev/sdb: 931.5 GiB, 1000204885504 bytes, 1953525167 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 boots slowly

My problem is that I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 in my PC. At the begging, the OS booted quickly, but few days ago, I've seen with Gparted that there was a swap partition of 3,7 G. My PC has ...
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Newbe Ubuntu installer - Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS 64bit - Windows 10

Having some issues installing Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS 64bit next to Windows 10. This is what I did: 1) Created a bootable usb with ubuntu on it using Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.3 2) Changed the boot ...
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Ubuntu drive partition after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Toshiba Satellite C660 laptop and I moved from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu. I may have made some mistake during installation as before installing ubuntu I had 4 partitions but after it, only one ...
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Proper way to mount a hfs+ dive for read and write

So I have this drive from my old Mac Pro which contains a lot of data (about 1.5TB). I switched to a Linux box (running Ubuntu 15.10) and now I need r/w access to it. I got it working using this ...
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How do I fix my partitions?

I installed Ubuntu for an rPi 2 on an 8GiB micro SD card. However, when I subsequently set about installing software I ran out of space. That's because I forgot to repartition immediately after ...
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Extend Ubuntu Partition to a Windows Drive [duplicate]

I'm running out of space on my root(/sda10). I want to merge the drive Ubuntu(/sda8 - 10 GiB) in my root(/sda10). I don't have any unallocated space so. Should I format the Ubuntu(/sd8) in ext4 ...
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remove Ubuntu. install on full disk, Windows on seperate disk

First off I do like Ubuntu. However on a dual boot system Ubuntu seems to corrupt Windows file by the dozen. What I propose to do (or get done for me) is to remove Ubuntu and Windows from the ...
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help partition mount and scheme for multiple boot

I want to have a triple linux boot on my desktop. For spacing managing issues I'd like to use a partition called sharing. I want this partition be able to me auto-mount in all distros. How can I do ...
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Unable to access “UDF Volume”

I just recently installed Ubuntu to my Western Digital Passport, and now I have a partition called "UDF Volume" that I can't even access. I'm not sure what the cause of this is. It's not a big deal, ...
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How to make shared partition on dual boot between Windows 10 & Ubuntu 14.04

I want to make dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 and have a shared partition between both OSes. I know that it should be with NTFS file system and I am going to make it the last partiotion, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS - RAID 5 volume vs capacity discrepancies

I currently have a RAID 5 setup on an Ubuntu 14.14 RAID setup includes (3) 2TB disks. The RAID /dev/md127 is showing 4.0 TB in size. Which would be correct I believe on a RAID 5 setup with 6.0 TB in ...
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timeshift installation on openvz ubuntu 15.04 server

I am trying to install timeshift on my vps but when I run timeshift --backup-now I get Error: ts: Failed to get partition list. Select backup device: Num Device Size Type Label ...
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What is the best configuration for dual boot Ubuntu and Windows on SSD

Currently I have a laptop Asus A43S with 8GB RAM, HDD 500GB, dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 10 (upgraded from Windows 7). The HDD has 4 partitions. They are Windows 10 (162GB NTFS), Ubuntu (104GB ...
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Disk Space Analyser: Partitioning

Hi today i have installed ubuntu in my system for cloud computing.. And i have installed Xen Server... When i view via management software i got message of low space available... When i see via Disk ...
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How can I dual boot Ubunutu alongside a corrupted Windows 7

So here's the situation. While running CCleaner, something in my Windows files got deleted. After rebooting my PC, I got some bad news. So, I ran the system repair to no avail. I had no applicable ...
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Cannot expand partition in gparted

I'm really stuck with trying to increase the size of the partition sda5 which is a lvm2. I'm quite new to linux and am really pulling my hair out here. From what I've read, LVM's are supposed to be ...
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Windows on SSD, Ubuntu on HDD

In my system (MSI GS60) I have 2 SSD (on a Raid0) for Windows, and an HDD where I want to create a partition to install Ubuntu. I have been reading about the optimizations you need to do to install ...
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How to get backup and restore the software from a unbootable hard drive [on hold]

I have an Ubuntu partition that is unbootable although still mountable, and I'd like to create a newly installed system with the exact same packages as this system. The way to restore the list of ...
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Disk usage analyzer showing less space

Hi today i have installed ubuntu in my system for cloud computing.. And i have installed Xen Server... When i view via management software i got message of low space available... When i see via Disk ...
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ST2000DM001 partition table weird after FW upgrade

I have a seagate ST2000DM001 external disk (2TB). I was about to upgrade firmware (from a usb stick) when nothing seems to happen. Finally I rebooted my ubuntu server and than it could not mount the ...
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How can I efficiently format my Ubuntu Live USB to a FAT32 partition?

Consider the following situation: $ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for user: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes ------------%<----------------------------- Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, ...
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Flash Drive completely unrecognizable yet I can access files on it

This is the strangest behavior I have ever seen with a storage device. When I connect my USB flash drive, it automatically opens the directory /media/albert/Linux Mint 17.3 MATE 64-bit and I can see ...
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How to have 2 (or more) distros share common /home and /usr partitions?

I tried search for an answer to this question but whether it was bad luck or ineptitude on my part I was unable to do so. Here's the situation I'd like to get a better understanding of before ...
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How I can finish Installation of Ubuntu 14.04

I had this Problem while installing Ubuntu , I'm using Windows 8.1 and I have an empty partition 75 GB and I want to install ubuntu on it.
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Can I clean install Ubuntu over top of existing Ubuntu install partition on a Windows dual-boot drive without reformatting whole drive?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual-booted on my hard drive. My Ubuntu installation became kind of messed up and I don't know how to fix it. So it would just be easier for me to just do a fresh install ...
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How do I increase the size of /boot

I get errors trying to update. I have a HUGE SSD, so I want to expand /boot, NOT delete files there. Also, why did it give me such a small /boot?
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation: Ubuntu installer didn't detect windows 10

I used this thread to install ubuntu : Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows with UEFI . But after booting from Live USB , ubuntu isn't able to locate windows during installation. I have ...
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How to grow LVM ext2 (UEFI) boot partition @ /dev/sda1 ubuntu15.10 standalone install

I'm a complete newb when it comes to Linux as a whole, currently taking a Linux-101 class... so I decided to dive into it and rid my laptop of Win-8 ;-) After much trouble with BIOS configurations, ...
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Creating Mount Points

Could somebody please help me? I'm rather new to Ubuntu and just trying to figure a few things out. Just as an example, I have a program that writes a lot of log files to a folder called ...
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Creating a new linux partition to the left of linux partition

When I moved from windows to Linux I thought I may not use it much so I only used some 60gb for Linux. But nowadays I don't touch windows. I would like to move the free space from windows partition ...
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How do I expand a hard drive

I have an Ubuntu VM which originally had a 126 GB HDD. In Hyper-V I have extended the partition to 500 GB. How do I reflect this change in the VM?
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[HELP]Ubuntu Installation process?

I wanted to install Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit. I have windows 32 bit installed and i want to install Ubuntu alongside windows(I don't want my data to be deleted). I have 4 drives C: , D: , E: , :F and i ...
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Moving Files to an extrenal Hard drive

When I turned on my computer, the gui would not let me login. I can login in through the command window, though. After some cursory looking around (checking permissions, moving all the files to a new ...
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dm-crypt plain on top of lvm with /boot on usb

Just as a preface, due to the specificity of my question, I did not find a thread that applies to my question. With that, I'll get started. Here are main points of what I'm trying to do: Full disk ...
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Recovering /dev/sda1

a little bit of storyline: I created encrypted partition and install Ubuntu there(/dev/sda5). Also installation created /dev/sda1 as a grub parition(I think that), but there is only 255MB. Someday ...
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Partition system id FDISK

if I change a partition system id to FAT16 with fdisk command and make another file system such as ext2 on that partition with mkfs command what is problem? every thing is ok ! so what does (partition ...
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Problem with conky and Disk usage

I hope that the title is clear. I have this problem: With Disk Usage Analyzer I have this situation As we can see the /home/linofex directory uses about 6 GB. Well, I wrote these lines in a conky ...
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Merging two partitions (Gparted) - Error: Cannot delete partition

Apparently, during the installation of Ubuntu 14.04, it did not delete an existing partition. Now, I want to merge that one with a new one (How to merge partitions?). However, deletion of the old ...
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Partitioned date

I installed Ubuntu yesterday on my Asus ux303lb through pendrive and partitioning 20 gb on one of my hard drives so my question is will ubuntu only be able to use the partitioned data that I used and ...
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Problems setting boot order in new Ubuntu 14.04 installation

I am currently trying to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 on an (almost new) Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series laptop pre-installed with Windows 10. I have been primarily following the tutorial from here. I created ...