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

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Reinstalling ubuntu: too many primary partititions

I wanted to reinstall ubuntu. Lauched the usb ubuntu iso, pressed wanna install ubuntu, went for the option where the setup deletes current ubuntu install and reinstalls it, then it said too many ...
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Deleted a windows partition in triple boot, grub rescue problem

I have been running a triple boot setup on my SSD for a while with ubuntu 13.10, windows 7 and windows 8. Since I didn't use windows 8 anymore, I deleted the partition in my w7 partition manager ...
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Grub rescue file /boot/grub/i386-pc/ not found

I had 4 partitions on my ntb. Recovery, ubuntu 14, windows 7, and media (with documents images and so on). Now I found out that I'll need ubuntu 12. So I shrinked partition with ubuntu 14 (/dev/sda1) ...
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How do I create an EXT4 file system with block size 1024 and no reserved blocks from the command line?

How do I create an EXT4 file system with block size 1024 and no reserved blocks?
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How to get more space on /boot? [duplicate]

I have tried sudo apt-get clean and bleachbit. I know that my computer has plenty of free space. When I try to get an update it says /boot doesnt have enough free space. Is there any way I can just ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu on a partitioned hard drive

I had Win7 installed on my laptop, then created a partition and installed Ubuntu on it so I can dual boot. However, being pretty new to Ubuntu I have messed around too much and would simply like to ...
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Allocate space back to Ubuntu partition?

As you can see from this image: I have 3.90GB of unallocated space (Reference "A"), and 107.68Gb of "unused" space on my Microsoft Windows partition (Reference "B")... I would like to allocate both ...
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Dividing an existing Ubuntu installation on two physical drives

I am planning to add an SSD drive on my Ubuntu machine. At the moment the computer has a single hard drive, containing the whole install. What I would like to do, is to move the existing installation ...
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How may I can create or resize like c:drive or system drive partition in ubuntu?

How may I can create/resize like c:drive or system drive partition in ubuntu? where software are installed and Operating System is installed too.
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thunar is unable to mount/unmount partitions correctly

I have a ntfs partition and i can't unmount it, the error is: Not authorized to perform operation My file manager is thunar and I'm running openbox on my ubuntu (installed by network installer). I ...
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Cant make my main partition smaller

I've installed lubuntu 14.04 LTS to my new notebook. Now an update needs more space in the boot partition than lubuntu created while installing. I've booted from usb and run gparted. In order to ...
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After installing and uninstall Ubuntu 14.10 I have less disk space

After installing Ubuntu and finally uninstalling it I don't have the same amount of disk space. How can I get my disk space back? I installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1. Everything was going ...
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Windows 7 not in GRUB menu

I've installed Ubuntu 14 alongside Windows 7. After installing the ext4 partition through the Ubuntu installer and getting it running, Windows 7 appeared in the grub2 menu at boot but did not load ...
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Proper use of my drives SSD & HDD

I am fairly new to linux and after I repaired my moms laptop with a broken HDD by installing Ubuntu on an SD card, I thought I might want to change my OS too; since I learned to hate bloody ...
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Installation question

I'm kinda new to Ubuntu so I need to ask you a question before I do something stupid. When I'm installing the system and get to the point of the partitions I have both /dev/sda1 and sda2 with windows ...
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Problem In Recovering Unallocated Partition

I have Kubuntu 14.04 installed on my HP 15. I decided to dual-boot Win7 & Kubuntu. However, on installation process of Windows 7 after I deleted the empty partition it said "Unable to install on ...
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Rezising Linux Partition which contains the ubuntu OS in 14.04 LTS

I was trying to extend my / partition using ubuntu live cd after installation done before 6 months. For installing a software i needed 9GB more space in my root partition. The size of the root ...
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Need step by step procedure of partitioning hard disk for dual boot

I already have Ubuntu 14.04 installed and would like to install Windows 7 Ultimate as dual boot. My HDD is 1TB Gigabyte F2A55M-DS2. How can I partition my hard drive in a better way.
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Formating SSD prior to install multiple OS

Maybe it's a stupid question but is it possible to partition a brand new ssd 500Gb before installing any OS on it? I would like to install Win 7 64bit home premium and linux ubuntu or mint as the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't see partitions

My laptop has 3 partitions, but when I install Ubuntu none of them are visible as in this screenshot from the partition editor on the Live Media. If I create a partition and shrink my volume C ...
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Allocate memory from Windows to Linux partition

I found out I can do that with gparted, but I am just wondering, in my case, how to act and what steps to take, because the partitions situation is messy: So, sda1 and sda2 are the system reserve ...
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Ubuntu file sharing server (with samba) using external hard drive

I'm trying to configure a file sharing server using Ubuntu server (with samba). I want the shared files to be saved on an external hard drive (2TB) because the space on the desktop's (which is a new ...
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Accidentally partitioned media drive as ext3 during install (was ext4), how can I recover?

I recently did a fresh install of ubuntu on a system with an old ubuntu install. I have a separate hard-drive which used to have a single ext4 partition, but during the install I accidentally selected ...
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Please help me extend my / partition by shrinking my /home [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04(64bit) 6gb ram.I am trying to install oracle,netbeans and other development tools .But i find that my root partition has very less disk space.Most of my /home is free.I want ...
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Problems installing ubuntu on HP Elitebook 840

I tried installing ubuntu on my HP Elitebook 840 but I am encountering some problems. First of all, i can load ubuntu from a DVD just fine and installing, at the first couple of tries, went without a ...
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Installer of 14.04.1 LTS doesn't recognize Windows 7

I have Windows 7 on my PC but I'm kinda sick of it so I wanted to install Ubuntu. But I have many programs and stuff in W7 that I need so I want to dual boot. But when I'm booting the Ubuntu from my ...
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Windows 8 partition deleted after install ubuntu 14.04.1!

My friend have laptop, and he downloaded and burned Ubuntu 14.04.1 iso on flash, and he install Ubuntu from flash, but he accidently erasing every things and all partitions, and install ubuntu on one ...
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drive not working in clean ubuntu 14.04.1

I have installed ubuntu clean ubuntu 14.04.1. ubuntu made a default drive having mountpoint '/' in ex4 partion and a swap. i have deleted that both drive and again created a extra dive as in ...
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Unable to Resize NTFS Partition

I am having a difficult time recovering from a HD failure. Essentially my SSD drive I was using to run Windows 7 for gaming has gone completely haywire. I am trying to resize an NTFS partition on a ...
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3 TB external, with lots of data, file system not recognized and second partition missing when moved from Windows to Ubuntu

I have a 3 TB Seagate external drive that I removed and placed in my newly built tower. The 2 TB external I did with this works fine, but the 3 TB drive won't recognize, won't mount, and GParted shows ...
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Cant boot after cancelling MiniTool Partition Wizard

I wanted to resize the windows partition using gparted but it wont work, so i used Mini Tool Partition wizard. After first step was made it started to wipe an unallocated space (my wrong) so i ...
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Partitioning scheme for fresh installation

I've tried to search this, and before you link me to some other threads (I've found quite a lot of them, like standard partitioning scheme for ubuntu home user (even that one seems to be a duplicate) ...
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Ubuntu Installer does not recognize existing partitions

History of my laptop: Acer E1-572 with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I then dual booted with ubuntu without any problems. Then I came across a booting problem which I resolved by reinstalling ubuntu over ...
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How to change sda2 to sda5

I am with Ubuntu14.04 LTS. After deleting sda2 extended & sda5 Linux swap (as a part of increasing swap area), sda5 swap area changed to sda2. madhu@madhu-desktop:~$ swapon -s Filename Type ...
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input/output error during write on /dev/sda during Ubuntu14.04 installation

In my computer I have installed gparted for formatting my pendrive..during the formatting computer was hanged.. so I restart the machine but it was not botting..It was showing error:-- "CONTROLLER ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda2 extended partition with gparted live cd

I recently got a message while updating some programs that my /boot is full. I've been on other posts and everyone says delete files in /boot but I thought making it bigger seems more logical and ...
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Ubuntu Windows Dual boot on the same drive problem [duplicate]

Here's what I did I have an SSD and regular hard drive I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on SSD and Windows on the regular hard drive everything is in harmony Then created another partition on the SSD and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Won't turn swap on at boot

I'm using ubuntu as a hypervisor with my production OSes running in VMware. Since I installed everything onto an SSD, I placed the swap file off on a data HDD during install. Once I got everything ...
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How to verify Swap area functioning?

After increasing the Swap area and RAM size, the /dev/sda2 has become the Swap area and there is change in the UUID of swap. When the Ubuntu icon appears first after booting, a long line shows some ...
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Replace Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu Keeping Data in Different Partition

I have already searched to replace Windows with Ubuntu, I got it. The question I have right now in my mind is, is it possible to keep data in different partition and install ubuntu in windows ...
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Re-installing ubuntu to format my dual-boot system configuration?

I decided to try out the new windows 8 (then 8.1) when buying a new computer to be able to run microsoft software cleanly. I still installed ubuntu as a dual-boot system (splitting my drive's space ...
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How Do I Install Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Portege z935 Using Something Else?

How do I Install Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Portege z935 Using Something Else?
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Lubuntu 14.04 won't start at all

I'm trying to install lubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo s205 laptop since Windows have rotted. It works fine running on a live session from USB (apart from the WiFi, but that's a different problem). When ...
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Install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine

I want to install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine on my Ubuntu partition (running a dual boot machine Win8/Ubuntu) I have 2 questions: Can I install the virtual machine using the empty disk space ...
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Ubuntu Studio installer hangs at setting the partition size

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Studio alongside OSX 10.8.5 on a 2013 Macbook Pro from a flash drive using a thunderbolt adapter for internet connection. When I run the installation everything seems to ...
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Unable to access a Drive

I am new to this platform so I don't Know much about Ubuntu, Now I have installed the latest Ubuntu version that is Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64 bit), I already have windows 8 installed in my PC and I have ...
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Files impossible to wipe, where are they saved?

I installed Ubuntu on a USB disk, my installation is: sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 7773 MB, 7773585408 bytes 240 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1020 cylinders, total 15182784 sectors Units = ...
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Dual boot xubuntu 12.04 installation error

I tried installing Xubuntu 12.04 in my laptop that already had a Windows 7 installed. I chose the option of "Something else" from the install options and proceeded to the partition-selection screen. I ...
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Restore EFI System Partition to state before installing Ubuntu

I found this thread that says how to delete GRUB2 Uninstalling GRUB from UEFI laptop But I'm not sure if it applies to me or if I'm doing the things correctly, I'll attach a few screenshots about the ...
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It would appear I've ruined my 1 tb hard drive, please help

So I had Ubuntu installed on my first hard drive which was ssd, that install worked and everything was fine. I decided to move it to my second hard drive, sdb, and I put it at the end. It was like ...