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

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Problem with installing testdisk in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but by mistake I deleted all partition. Now I want to recover the lost memory by installing testdisk . But when I try to execute the command sudo apt-get ...
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Is it possible to resize linux installation partition?

I have received this desktop, and it has both windows and linux installed. But I don't use windows and the helpdesk has allocated a massive amount of memory to windows. Is it possible to completely ...
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Recover overwritten partition

I need some help recover files from a partially overwritten partition. I will start with what happened. I was trying to make a image out of my hard drive using dd, but I found somewhere online that ...
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What is the safest method for repartitioning space from the / partition? [closed]

I've got a 240GB SSD that I'm using as my boot/applications drive and only have Ubuntu 14.04 installed, so no finagling with Windows or OS X installs. I originally partitioned off 40GB of that 240GB ...
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Windows 7 installation INSIDE Ubuntu 14.04.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu but I did not partition my 500GB HDD at all, so basically it's one partition. Now to install Windows 7 in the installed Ubuntu, I had to create a partition using GParted, but can't ...
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Screwed up partitioning, are my old files redtorable?

i recently started looking into ubuntu and wanted to install it on my laptop (lenovo T430s). When i was using the installer it asked me if i wanted to make a "swap partition" or something like that. I ...
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Should the swap partition be on an ssd or hdd? Or can I use a swapfile? [duplicate]

Lots of posts mention installing the swap partition on an HDD instead of an SSD. Does this really matter? shutdown and startup my windows 8 several times a day and it uses the ssd for it's hibernation ...
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Should /var/log be on an hdd partition when / is on an ssd?

I keep reading that /var/log should not be on an SSD as it gets written to all the time. I'm installing Ubuntu and SSD and am wondering if I really need an extra partition for this folder on my HDD, ...
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Question about installation: Does Re-installing ubuntu over previous Ubuntu partition delete files?

I installed windows 8,1 and I think the bootloader got messed up and I tried the "check disk for errors" when you first boot the installer and it fixed them, but ubuntu wouldn't start. I have the try ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 install does not show install alongside windows 7

I downloaded the Desktop 14.04.1 for my HP Pavilion dv7 running windows 7 64 it. I then followed the instructions to make a bootable usb drive to install Ubuntu. However, during the install process, ...
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Uninstall Windows on dual boot and install Lubuntu

This is a Gparted screenshot of my hard disk: /dev/sda3 and /dev/sda5 are Windows and /dev/sda7 has Ubuntu. I would like to uninstall the complete Windows partition and install Lubuntu on that. I ...
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How to Remove overwrite Ubuntu on Windows 7 [duplicate]

How to remove ubuntu on windows 7, which is install ubuntu firstly latest version 14.04 LTS along side of windows 7 then it is overwrite in on windows 7.So how i have recover my whole data or ...
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can i find my files after installing ubuntu

I have a windows 8 OS with a C partition and a D partition. in the D partition i have important files, so i think i will do this: let the files in D. install Ubuntu 14.10 in C by formatting it and ...
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Problem with driver partition [duplicate]

So I have a serious problem that I cannot solve. My computer came with windows 7 installed on it. I decided to completely replace windows with Ubuntu erasing everything pertaining to windows. Now I ...
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Nothing works only mouse moves

Ubuntu boots, shows desktop and mouse moves but no other interaction seems possible, no clicks, no ctr+alt+t. I've cloned my dual-boot Ubuntu(3.13.0-44?)/Win7 to a new SSD drive I copied only the ...
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Can you automaticaly mount partition when a program needs it?

Is there a way to mount the partition automatically when calibre starts? My calibre library resides on another partition. I made it so so that I can use the library both in windows and in ubuntu. If ...
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Lost ext4 partition table [duplicate]

I have a 2 TB disk which I use for data. Running Ubuntu 14.04 from another physical drive and Windows from a third physical drive. On the 2 TB drive I have (or, had...) one ext4 partition filling out ...
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Flash Drive Partitioning

I have been trying to use a Kingston 16gb flash drive that has worked great up until now It is unformatted but when I try to format it in Gparted, It says that I need to make a new partition table. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation doesn't recognize Windows 8.1 partition [duplicate]

I have tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit alongside Windows 8.1 64-bit for several hours, but i can't seem to find the solution to actually installing it without removing my Windows 8.1 from the ...
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Lost Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows 8.1 install at 2nd partition

Greetings to everybody, not sure if anyone had the same issue previously, but could not find any similar (or i wasnt that patient to search :) and in that matter i apologize if am making duplicate ...
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Encrypting a whole disk

If I have a HDD which is unformatted, that is all partitions deleted. Is it possible with Ubuntu to encrypt the entire thing is there some command/program that can do that for me? I have a Netbook I ...
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Which Ubuntu to go for? [duplicate]

To start with I am completely new to Linux in general. After my Windows Laptop became very slow due to a bad sector of HDD, I tried Ubuntu by booting from a live USB drive. It literally blew me away:D ...
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I screwed up a dual boot (Windows 7 + Ubuntu 14.04.1) so bad that no OS will load and I had to buy Windows again [duplicate]

So heres what happened: I had Windows 7, partitioned so that 64GB of unallocated space would be used to install Ubuntu side by side Windows 7. My live CD booted up and gave me the error message: Could ...
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Unable to go back to windows 8.1 and unable to open other partition

I have a Dell laptop that came installed with Windows 8.1. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04, but I'm unable to open Windows 8.1 any more and in Ubuntu there are other partitions but I cannot open them. ...
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Ubuntu partition sizes

Today I bought a Lenovo G510 Laptop (4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive) and need install both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I have some questions regarding this. What OS should I install first ? What are the ...
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Restoring Windows [duplicate]

I have been trying to get Ubuntu to work on my laptop for the last few days. I have been extremely unsuccessful in doing so. All I want to do at this point is to get Windows back. I have an exact ...
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Trying to install ubuntu from usb on gateway with win 8.1

I am trying to install ubuntu with win 8.1, but ubuntu booting from Sandisk 16gb stick doesn't recognize that win 8.1 is already installed and it wants to use all of the existing drive for ubuntu. It ...
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32-bit ubuntu 14.04 on 64-bit system (dual boot)

I have a W7 64-bit laptop w/ external monitors. Wanted a clean W7 reinstall, and wanted to add ubuntu 14.04 to make it dual boot machine to try it out. I thought it might be dicey but doable myself. ...
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Best way to re-partition boot partions

I am unable to install updates because there is not enough space on my boot partition. But I noticed the following: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 ...
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Cannot work with external disk in any way

I'm in trouble with an external USB3.0 Toshiba 3TB Canvio Desk. First of all, it didn't mount neither Windows or Ubuntu, so I tried to partition it and format. The first thing I see is that ...
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Closed laptop lid during installation, black screen

I tried to perform an installation of Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot setup with Windows 8.1 using a LiveUSB. I selected a 17GB disk to install Ubuntu on. The disk was empty according to Windows, and ...
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Increased partition size of virtualbox installation succesfully; can't address extra space

and thanks in advance for reading. So I installed Ubuntu desktop (version 14.4) on my 64 bits Oracle VirtualBox (version 4.3.20). All fine. I gave it 10 GiB's of space. Also fine. Run it on an i7 and ...
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Accidentaly deleted partition table for windows OS

I accidentally deleted the partition table under Windows through Magic Parted, so I installed Ubuntu on the first 40GB of my hard drive (which I think consist only of windows system files). Is there a ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 instllation error, hdd encrypted

So I unknowingly selected the second option of installation with the encryption. I entered my password and click next. Then it said something and I hit go back then it froze. Happens so my battery ...
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How can I divide the partitions? [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu Linux with one partition, but I would like to divide it to two partitions. How can I do this on GUI?
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Creating swaps in extended partition

I have the following Disk partition setup- http://imgur.com/rz2HvMb I want to do the following- delete partitions sda1, sda2 and sda4 but keep sda3. create extended partition in place of sda4 and ...
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Can I have my software on a different partition than the base installation?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 alongside an existing Windows 8.1 installation (following the guide on Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)). ...
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Install 14.10 or 14.04 “Back” and “Continue” button greyed out during disk partition setting for dual boot. HELP!

This seems like a common issue for Ubuntu install. My problem is very much like this: "Back" and "Install Now" buttons grayed out in 14.04 installer However I'm not sure the ...
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Install Ubuntu in dual boot on an encrypted partition

I'm totally new to Linux and I'm trying to achieve something, but I don't know if my plans are okay. I would like to have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu in dual boot. Windows is on my RAIDed SSDs, and I ...
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Ubuntu14.04 Installer Crashes

I have been trying desperately to install one of the linux distros but I'm not having luck. Usually, the reason is GRUB not installing. Now, I'm not a linux guy and I rely on help from others. One of ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro, Two Hard Drives, and Ubuntu 14.04 alongside OS X 10.9.5.

I plan on using rEFInd to accomplish the dual boot. That part is OK. This next part though, I need a little guidance, or at least a suggestion or two. Anyway, 2011 MBP, 128 GB SSD, 500 GB HDD ...
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Is it possible to resize/move root and encrypted home partitions in Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data? [duplicate]

There seems to be quite a few pages on how to re-partition a hard-drive without lead to loss of data. There are also pages that state that it is not possible with encrypted drives, and other stating ...
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Passing Disc space from Linux to Windows

I have to OS installed: ubuntu 14.04 LTS and MS Windows 7 Pro. Linux system: 1) System Partition 50GB, 30GB free 2) Home Partition 100GB, 60 GB Free 3) Swap Partition 8GB Windows 7: 1) There is ...
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my 8GB HP pendrive doesnot show up when i run fdisk -l but displays in disk utility…unable to format from ther or Gparted

when i go to disk utility and try to format it shows input / output error while reading /dev/sdc in Gparted it displays as unallocated space. and in terminal when i run sudo fdisk -l it does not ...
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Chmod error changing permission read only file system

I have three main partitions on my disc /dev/sda: /dev/sda1 2048 117186559 58592256 83 Linux /dev/sda2 117186560 128905215 5859328 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda3 ...
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Can't boot after deleting EFI boot- and Windows-partition

I got an HP Split x2 with Windows 8 pre-installed. I deleted it, and installed Ubuntu. However, I was wanting to play a few games that didn't work too well on wine, so I created a NTFS partition and ...
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VirtualBox: Disk in WinOS reporting ~1/3 actual space used by dynamically allocated disk

I am hosting Windows 7 in VirtualBox. I am using a dynamically allocated disk. The actual size of the VDI file is reported as 85.7GB, however in the hosted Windows OS the total drive size is around ...
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Swap partition not working

Ubuntu gives me an error on boot saying it can't find my Swap partition. I ran free -m and this was the result. It says I don't have any swap memory. I can't post any images but these were the ...
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Hard disk partitioning

I am completely new to ubuntu. want to get rid of my previous win 7. I have just installed ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS replacing win 7. but it is not showing my previous partitions. only one partition. I ...
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Extended Partition (Partition 4) does not start on physical sector boundary for a dual boot system

I have recently installed both windows and linux (64 bits). Upon typing sudo fdisk -l I get the out put below. Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 ...