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

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Installing Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to create a ntfs partition to install windows 7 and I've followed this tutorial so far. But when I get to the part of resizing there's the slight problem that I can only resize the small ...
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How to copy data from a Mac formatted hard drive to local hard drive [duplicate]

I am a Windows user and new to Ubuntu, the reason I installed Ubuntu because I need to copy data from a Mac formatted (3.5" internal) hard drive (hd) (via an USB hard drive enclosure) to local hard ...
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How to Resize Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox 5? [duplicate]

I am trying to increase the size of Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox 5 of OS X in the thread here of Oracle's VB forum where they directs me here ...
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Use CloneZilla to upgrade notebook disk

I would like to replace the 500GB HD of my Kubuntu 15.10 notebook by a new 1TB disk. To avoid reinstalling the (relatively fresh) system I want to clone the disk using CloneZilla. This is what I ...
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How to find access to all of the partitions on my hard drive

I got a device which a version of Ubuntu is installed on it and I wanted to check the contents of the hard drive. When I do df -h it shows me the partitions but it seems I can't figure out how to ...
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Error formatting volume read only volume

When right click on usb and select format from menu I get this error below. Error wiping device: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: error: /dev/sdc1: ...
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Expanding a partition on an SD card with GParted fails

I copied a Raspberry PI System from an 8GB SD onto a 16GB SD using ApplePi-Baker. Everything is working fine, except for the fact I'm missing 8GB in this setup. So I popped the card into a machine ...
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Cannot mount storage volume

I have Ubuntu Server 14.04.3. I connected a storage unit (IBM Storwize v3700). I cannot getting it to be mounted to the server. I followed the following steps. install multipath sudo multipath -ll ...
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Dual-Boot UBUNTU and WINDOWS 7 - HELP

Computer ask for Ubuntu Installation EVEN the machine has Ubuntu-14.04.4. and Windows 7 already installed. So, appears options to choose to Install or to Try Ubuntu just as the picture (Options that I ...
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Fixing grub rescue

I removed the ubuntu partition from windows and extended the volume to a existing windows partition. Earlier I had a dual boot windows and ubuntu. Now it shows me the grub rescue. grub rescue>ls ...
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Convert software RAID fileserver from Windows to Ubuntu

I currently have a fileserver running on Windows 7 (it started as an old backup machine but has grown). It has 1 SSD for the OS, and 6 1TB HDDs, in 3 RAID 1 pairs. This was done via Windows' disk ...
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Windows partitions not appearing on GRUB and on ubuntu

for some reason my boot-loader stopped working and I had to use the recovery disc utility to restore grub. After reinstalling grub, the windows partitions doesn't appear anymore (on grub and on ...
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Where should the bootloader be installed when I want to run Ubuntu from an external HDD?

I have a laptop which is running windows 10 and I want to install Ubuntu on an external HDD and whenever I need it I can just plug it in and boot from the external drive. I've followed a tutorial, ...
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Adding Additional HDD to Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server on Oracle VM VirtualBox

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server on Oracle VM VirtualBox as I'm trying to understand the deployment to be ready to deploy it in a real network. Here is the situation. Currently, I have ...
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Newbie to Ubuntu - Need a little Setup help (15.10 won't shut down)

So I decided to turn my Laptop from Windwos 8.1 into a dualboot with Ubuntu and thus installed Ubuntu 15.10 through a memory stick. My goal was that I could choose between the OS I want everytime I ...
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Installing 32-bit Ubuntu side-by-side with 64-bit Ubuntu on UEFI system?

I got my hands on one of those notebooks with 64-bit Intel processors and Windows 8 64-bit installed by default. First, I wanted to install 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04 on this machine. I eventually learned ...
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VirtualBox with Ubuntu 14.04 - Gparted shows unallocated storage

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on virtualbox and recently allocated extra storage to the OS. /dev/sda now shows a total storage of 80 Gb. however, 72 gb lies in unallocated partition. I'm unable to ...
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What is the partition type ('t' command) in fdisk good for?

I can't understand the difference between the filesystem specified using fdisk's command line interface with t. And the one used to format it later using say mkefs. Why do we need to specify it ...
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About a lost partition

After I recovered image file to /dev/sda5 partition using partimage , all my files on /dev/sda5 are removed. How can I recover all my files on /dev/sda5? lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE ...
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Deleted partion space is still split

I have Ubuntu installed on an ssd, on this ssd I also have a primary partition for cache files from a game. I wanted to install Win7 alongside ubuntu so reduced the root partion down a little and ...
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Can't format / delete locked partition from gparted? lvm

I can not format my hard drive for the life of me! I installed ubunutu server, and the installation failed. After re downloading the iso and running the installation again I could not format my ssd. ...
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Will 'Install Ubuntu alongside' choose unallocated space? [duplicate]

I currently have a C: drive with Windows, that I'd like to leave untouched and a D: drive with ~130GB of free space and some music/movies. If I shrink the D: drive in Windows and leave, lets say, ...
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How to restore Windows EFI partition from Ubuntu live CD

I was trying some stuff with my Windows UEFI machine and the Ubuntu live cd, and I deleted the EFI system partition, I have recreated the EFI partition, but I will need to copy the EFI system files. ...
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Extend Ubuntu partition dual booting with Windows 10

I have a Microsoft Surface Book with DGPU and I am new to Ubuntu. I'm dual booting Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 Pro. I need to make the partition for Ubuntu bigger, because I made it only 30 GB. There ...
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Partition External HDD For Multiple Bootables

I know that there are many sources available online regarding the installation of a bootable Ubuntu on an external HDD. Many of them are difficult to translate for the computer-technical illiterate ...
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What and where are backup files for Ubuntu install of LVM installation? (MBR, VG, LV)

THIS POST IS CURRENT AND EVOLVING DAILY HISTORY: Ubuntu Install Helps Destroy MAC I have a Mac with OSX and wanted to install Ubuntu Studio on a 40GB USB drive. By carelessness (and being a victim ...
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This location could not be displayed.Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Not able to enter in one of my drives.Think this is cuse of the folder found.000 that I deleted and after that unable to mount that drive.Drive name is Mzone and rishi is the username. Tried all the ...
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Linux gone after Windows 10 update

During the Windows 10 update I ran into the problem where windows 10 update breaks grub. When attempting the top answer, the ls command returned unknown file system for each hard drive listed, the ...
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Choosing “something else” when installing

I am in the process of installing Kubuntu 14.4 on my Windows 10 computer. Normally I would simply use the whole disk, as I don't really like Windows, however there are a few programs I like to use, ...
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Moving home folder location

To put this as simply as possible, I know nothing about Linux and every guide I've seen is extremely confusing and most times doesn't work. I want to burn a windows 7 ISO onto a flash drive because ...
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Persistent partition for Ubuntu

First, I'm sorry for my poor English. I'm windows user and i want to try to use ubuntu withou install it. I know that we can use ext2 partition with label casper-rw to store data on it. But i have a ...
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How to delete all partitions and make fresh partitions including Swap, root, home directories?

I am new to Ubuntu. I want to delete all partitions except /dev/sda2. Active Partitions on my Ubuntu: I find difficult to re-size. I need to make new partitions for: Root 100GB Swap 6GB Home ...
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How to increase home Partion in Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.10 with Windows in different partitions. While installing Ubuntu the following were declared: swap space: 65 GB ext4 - /home: 2 Gb ext4 - /: 200 GB The Root Partition or My ...
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Extending extended partition

I currently have 3 ext4 partitions in my hard drive and 2 unallocated partitions. I'm trying to merge the first unallocated partition into sda5, but GParted does not let me do it. What should I do?
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Installing Ubuntu In Another Drive

I have to drives in my computer. My main hard drive (with windows installed) and my data hard drive. My data hard drive has two partitions, one with data (200 GB) and one where I want to install ...
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Reformating a portion of my netbook to reallocate space to Ubuntu (already installed)

I have dual boot system. I would like to reformat the Windows portion of my Hard Drive and reallocate that space to the Ubuntu 14.04 lts that I have already installed. Is this possible?
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How do I set all program data and downloads to a separate drive?

I have a 120GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. I would like to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. I installed Ubuntu on a partition of the HDD, but Windows 10 was installed on the SSD so using a boot manager ...
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How to use second HDD as program installation drive path

My issue is that I have no idea how to make Ubuntu recognize my intent to have one drive for the loading and use of the operating system and the other for the storage of programs. Is this even ...
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Can someone help me figure out what i can remove from /boot [duplicate]

im trying to clear space from /boot what can i safely remove? MY SEPCIFIC SITUATION ls /boot abi-3.13.0-35-generic config-3.13.0-49-generic System.map-3.13.0-40-generic ...
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Gparted LiveCD ISO breaks Ubuntu 14.04.4 desktop resolution in Vmware Fusion 7.1.3

ISSUE: I'm operating Ubuntu Linux 14.04.4 in VM Fusion on my iMac and successfully used the latest Gparted LiveCD ISO to allocate more disk space to my main Linux partition. However upon subsequently ...
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Allocate space from NTFS to ext4 with GParted

I installed Ubuntu on a 20 GB space and now I want more space since my disk is almost full. I downloaded GParted to increase my Ubuntu disk size by decreasing Windows disk. I resized my NTFS disk from ...
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Run Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux From Separate Harddrives

I wish to put Linux on one hard drive and well, have Windows 10 on the existing hard drive. But how would I go about doing this? Note : I do not want to run them simultaneously, rather, I just want ...
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Accidentally installed ubuntu on the whole disk instead of a specific partition

I had Linux installed on my laptop with 3 partitions: [System: 100Gb Ext4 Mount Point / ] [Data: 400Gb Ext4 Mount Point /media/Data] [Swap: 8Gb Swap] I needed to reinstall my system and wanted to ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on a GPT Drive?

I have a fairly new computer that uses UEFI instead of BIOS and the windows 7 installed on it uses a GPT partition table. (I've looked thoroughly, it's GPT and not leftover GPT scraps). Now, I have a ...
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How to mount the ntfs disk properly in fstab file? [duplicate]

sda7 is ntfs system and it was formatted on win7. In my ubuntu blkid /dev/sda7: UUID="8EA2D1A3A2D19057" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="3b2662b1-07" cat /etc/fstab # /var/www/html was on /dev/sda7 during ...
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How to recover the data after accidentaly formating ext4 partition to qwfbs [duplicate]

With the qwfbs manager I formatted the Linux partition to wbfs, At the moment I need the information, I am in a live CD, this is what fdisk -l show me. Device Boot Start End ...
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Move partitions within the same HDD

My hard drive is currently formatted this way: 200GB Windows NTFS, 8GB SWAP, 20GB Root, 92GB Home. I want it formatted `8GB SWAP, 20GB Root, 292 Home'. Is it possible to wipe my Windows partition, ...
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Cannot rename Windows partition on dual-boot machine

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop machine after trying it out on my laptop and deciding I liked it enough to keep it around (haven't used Windows for a solid week and a half now). For ...
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Extend primary partition [duplicate]

In planning for the future, I've been trying to extend the total size of our primary partition running Ubuntu Server 14.04 (from 6TB to 15TB). It was setup as a virtual disk (PERC H730 RAID ...
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How do I merge two partitions?

I have Ubuntu installed on my computer and I am trying to install Windows 7. In order to do that, I freed up some space. The problem is that I have a legacy partition table which limits me to 4 ...