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 the FreeAgent GoFlex device

$ mount /root/Desktop/image.dd /root/mnt/recover -t ntfs Failed to read last sector (625137344): Invalid argument HINTS: Either the volume is a RAID/LDM but it wasn't setup yet, or it was not setup ...
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What is the recommened way to dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two HD? [duplicate]

I am building a computer and have a 1 TB hard drive and a 250GB SSD. I would like to install both OS on the SSD and have them both be able to access the HD. Would it work to install both on the SSD ...
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Can't get rid of sda5 partition

The other day I tried installing Ubuntu using the HDD encryption option. Something went wrong in the process and the installation failed, so I tried again, this time without encrypting. I discovered ...
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GPT detected! How do I create a boot partition? [duplicate]

Okay so I have a computer that has a brand new harddrive. Nothing on it. I tried installing ubuntu 14.10 on it and it will not boot from the Hard disk. I installed boot-repair and I got an error that ...
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Ubuntu partitioning doesn't see my windows partitions correctly [duplicate]

I am trying to setup a Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 on the same disk. From Windows I shrunk 2 drives to free 80+ gb in order to use the space for the ext4 and swap. I also deleted a primary ...
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How increase filesystem size on ubuntu running inside windows [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and currently i am running it in the inside windows mode installed with Wubi. My problem is my filesystem is running on low disk space. Can i extend the filesystem size without ...
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Hibernation Problem: Opened Programs are being Closed after Hibernation

I have problem with my hibernation. Computer can be hibernated, but when I turned it on, the programs that I worked with, like office program and browser, which I didn't close, are closed. So, it's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 partition installing help! [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu to a partition. Will this allow me to save my changes that i make on the system? I'm really concerned if this would or could mess my laptop up.
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How do I save data that I create in a LiveCD session?

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on my 8 GB USB on an HP laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. How do I get Ubuntu to be able to save programs that I download, Firefox bookmarks, or anything else that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual-boot freezes

My Ubuntu 14.04 boot keeps freezing up after about two to three minutes. I have an HP Elitebook with an I7 processor with windows 7 pre-installed. I used the windows partition editor to create an ...
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USB flash drive partitioning exits without completing

I have a 16 GB TDK flash drive with one fat32 partition and msdos partition table. On ubuntu 14.04 using gparted I am trying to resize this partition from ~14.4(16) GB to 12.4 and leave 2 GB of free ...
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GPARTED : Merge partition with unallocated partition

I have a problem with my partitions, The schema of my disk is: dev/sda3 - ntfs - 93.40GiB dev/sda4 - extended - 356.15GiB unallocated - unallocted - 356.15GiB I want to merge the partition of 93 ...
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Swap partition goes inactive after every start

My fstab looks like # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name ...
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After dualboot installation, screen stopped working

I had a dualboot working, but needed a fresh install. I went to Windows, wiped the Ubuntu drive. Not the best idea, because I could not boot anymore. So I created a bootable Ubuntu USB and reinstalled ...
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Cannot write on ext4 partition Ubuntu 14.04

I formatted the disk in my computer as ext4. Now I'm trying to make it readable and writable for any user on this computer. My entries in /etc/fstab look like this # Data partitions ...
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messed with my partitions

i did something very stupid, and i messed with my partitions; i can access everything (already backed up my ubuntu partition) but i dont think i have enough space for backing up my other partition but ...
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Having problem in partitioning my Hard Drive

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Now I want to divide my hard drive in to several partition. But as I'm a noob I didn't understand what mistake I made during the installation process. I'm pretty ...
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Install Linux on Mac OS X 10.7.5 HD Partition?

I am having serious problems installing Linux (any flavor) on my 2006 5,2 Intel iMac. I have tried simply burning the .iso to DVD, converting the .iso to .cdr, then burning the .cdr, as well as ...
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What to do about “the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present” for Ubuntu 14.04

kindly give me a proper fix method (“the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present”) for above issue. and if you have online rectification method like teamviewer please do ...
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Can't unmount /tmp, fuser output empty

my /tmp shrank to 1MB because there were no free space on /home device. Now I need to expand this, so the first thing to do is to unmount the device. But that's what happens when I try: ~ $ df ...
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Logical Volume Size Change During KVM Install

I am installing Ubuntu Desktop on a Server host using virt-install. Soon after the install starts the LV that I am writing the virtual disk image to goes from 50G to 64Z. Impossible since the machine ...
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Resizing Ubuntu Partition, but the partitions are not adjacent

I want to extend my Ubuntu partition. Since Ubuntu partition and the partition from where I will take the space are separated by Ubuntu swap, someone told me that it would be difficult because the ...
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Grub boot probelm

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on my first HDD (500GB) with a second drive(1TB) as a backup (500GB), and the rest(500GB) non allocated. I needed to run a windows based only program for school so ...
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liveCD Doesn't See Unallocated Space In My Hard Disk

First time here, hoping to get some help. I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.10 on my computer. I have Windows 7 installed and shrunk my main partition to leave a roughly 250 Gb gap (Unallocated). ...
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[mntent]: line 16 in /etc/fstab is bad

I am try to mount -a my hard disc. But end up I got this respond root@server:~# mount -a [mntent]: line 16 in /etc/fstab is bad [mntent]: line 18 in /etc/fstab is bad [mntent]: line 20 in /etc/fstab ...
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Can't mount Windows 8.1 storage drive. Partition type is random hex

I had windows 8.1 installed on a SSD drive, and I had a separate 2TB internal HDD where I stored all of my documents. The windows 8.1 installation died on me and refused to boot, so I decided to try ...
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How to check if there is already a swap area?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with 4 GB RAM. I had chosen option to "replace Windows 8 and install Ubuntu with LVM" when installing Ubuntu. Now I wanted to create a swap partition, I executed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 SSD

I just bought a laptop with 256gb ssd and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I already have Ubuntu on my PC but I really don't know if there is a difference between installing Ubuntu on SDD or HDD. Do I ...
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How can I recover a drive partition lost while uninstalling ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a windows XP (SP2) desktop with 4 partitions C:14 GB ; D: 14 GB ;E: 55 GB; F: 55 GB; (approximate size) I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 by creating space for it using existing disk partition (as ...
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How to Setup GPT for 3TB

I have a 3TB HDD that I want to run Ubuntu 14.10 server as a file server. How can I format the drive so it will work?
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Seagate HDD Error: Unable to mount and see the data inside it

While mounting my HDD on Ubuntu, it suddenly shows the following error: Unable to mount Seagate Backup Plus Drive- "DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already ...
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Mount recovered Partiion by Test Disk

I followed all the instruction in the below link and was able to recover the lost windows partitions in the Windows when I installed Ubuntu. Note, I used a live CD to run the process outlined in the ...
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Extending my Ubuntu partitions space on an OS X dual boot system

I recently set up a dual boot Ubuntu/OS X set up on my Mac. I now want to primarily use Ubuntu and allocate more space for it. I have a 256 GB SSD with 177 for OS X and 56 for Ubuntu. In OS X I can't ...
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Install Ubuntu onto an SSD with Windows on another SSD

I recently got a new SSD (512GB Samsung 850 EVO) to replace my old one (128GB Samsung 830). My intention is either to partition the new SSD into two 256GB partitions and to install Windows 7 on one ...
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Efficient partitioning for installing ubuntu?

i am installing ubuntu first time alongside windows 8. So my comp is new. I have 5 partitions from manufacturer: EFI, 2 recovery partitions and C and D as NFTS. Windows is on C, D is empty.I am going ...
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Dual boot ubuntu-gnome 14.10 and windows 8.0 on sony vaio note [closed]

I had many problems to fix the grub on my Ubuntu Gnome 14.10. In my case, I formatted both Linux and windows, but this can help if you only format your Ubuntu. Go to the BIOS interface, disable ...
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Windows File Permissions

I just faced a weird issue where my windows laptop hard drive encountered an I/O error. The C:/ partition became entirely inaccessible via any Windows based machine, the D:/ partition however was ...
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What can I do with a cache SSD?

I have a Lenovo U410 with a 1TB HDD (ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB) and a cache SSD (SanDisk SSD U100 24GB). I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the only operating system. I'm currently looking into the right ...
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Extending Partition for Ubuntu: Shrinking D drive

Currently, I'm running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to extend the partition for Ubuntu. So, in the Windows partition, can I shrink D drive instead of C? Thank you. This is the order of my ...
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I can't find my windows 7 after installing ubuntu 14.04 , i need my data any how

I have searched on net and got i have lost my old data can some plz provide the steps to recover the old data . i need data only it is must to have that data. scenario in which i lost my data; --- ...
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Deleted Ubuntu Partition - No Windows Recovery Disk

I shrunk my Windows partition. I took the unallocated space and installed Ubuntu on it. Upon installation and updating, I realized I did not give myself enough space in the Ubuntu partition. So, I ...
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Recover Windows files

I was trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. I stupidly ejected the live CD during the installation, and now I cannot boot back into Windows 7. I've browsed some questions on this site, but ...
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ubuntu shows my partitions on the launcher but it cant find my hardrive while trying to install the OS

I formatted my (Hp Envy h8 PC series) into two partitions of fat32 500gb on a msdos boot table and changed my SATA emulation to AHCI. then turned off secure boot and enabled legacy support. Ubuntu ...
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Problem Lenovo G780 Windows 7 + Ubuntu does not work

I am using Windows 7 in my laptop Lenovo G780 and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot. Windows 7 works correctly, so I created a partition in my hard drive, changed the bios (I know there is ...
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No LVM recognition during installation

I have two disks installed but want to use only one. There is an older Ubuntu installed with lvm2 The new-Installation seems not to recognize the lvm-partition! What can I do? thanks for Answers!
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Can't change drive permission

I am new to Ubuntu I installed steam in this and I want to install DotA2 but I don't want to install in my 20 GB partition instead I want to install in my remaining 480 GB partition. The problem is ...
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Copying files from hard drive to external hard drive, GPT Partition got in the way

I am trying to copy files off my laptop to an external hard drive because Windows is corrupt, and I need to reinstall it. I was going to use dd, but when I start the process ...
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Using external usb disk as extra partition

I searched a lot on the internet but have not find an exact match for this question, so don't downvote this question just yet. So, I have Linux Mint 32-bit installed on my computer and I'm running ...
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Update grub to remove old installations of Windows and Linux?

I know you are gonna say this question is already asked but all i could find in searching is answers on how to update grub to remove old kernels and/or installations of linux. My question is a bit ...
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Dual Booting 2x Linux Distros - LVM Confusion

I currently have Lubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) installed w/LVM. I'm trying to install another Lubuntu 14.04 (32-bit). It's an HTPC and there are some retro gaming emulators that will only run on 32-bit. ...