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

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Problems installing and dual booting Ubuntu 12.4, 13.10, and 14.4.1 via pendrivelinux?

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Why is gparted not resizing a partition

I am trying to partition a HDD that has Lubuntu on it that I was using for another computer so that I can install Ubuntu on the new partition. But its telling me that it failed by showing this: ...
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Binding /var during installation

I want to install an SSD into my desktop PC, putting there the root and other folders like /etc. What I don't want to put there is /var, because I work with databases pretty often. So, what I want to ...
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Install Ubuntu/Win8.1 dual boot with UEFI and 4 primary partitions [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8.1 in my Acer V3-572G-75CA. The partition situation is the following: A. 600MB: recover partition B. 300MB: system EFI partition C. 914GB: ...
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Best way to set up my drives for Ubuntu

I am currently running Windows 8.1 (booting from a 256gb SSD and using a 1TB HDD for extra storage). I have an extra 500GB HDD sitting around that I was going to use for Ubuntu as dual boot but I ...
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Moving large size directory using rsync

I plan to move from linux o/s a directory which is mounted on SAN(offboard) to external storage for backup. The dir size is 14TB. I do have experience moving files in/out using rsync but never done ...
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where to put swap ? partitioning a drive for ubuntu and spare ntfs space

I have a spare hard drive. I am not setting up dual boot. I have ubuntu on ext4 at the start of the drive. and want to put a ntfs partition and a swap space should I put swap space between ubuntu ...
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How shall I partition my hard drive for Ubuntu (with Windows in virtualbox)

I dual boot installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on a hard drive before. I remember Windows has to be installed on a primary partition which has to be at least of certain size. Now I get a new hard ...
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Which files contain information about the physical partition?

I maintain a weekly updated backup of my whole hard disk with Kubuntu 14.04, thanks to Rsync. I rarely need to restore the back up, but today I did something nasty to my OS, too complex to try to fix ...
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how to exchange unusable space to ext4 in ubuntu 14.04 installer?

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 along side with windows 8 : when I try to create an ext4 partition after creating one ext4 and swap , remaining space changed to unusable how should I prevent ...
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12TB storage, can someone help me? :)

I have thought about making a RAID 5 with 4 hard drives, 4TB each. There are files with few KB and other files with some GB. I want it to be as stable as possible. This will not be mounted as / or ...
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ubuntu 14.04.1 mounts /dev/sda1 and asks to unmount while partitioning

We have been making custom made initrd.gz generated through debian-installer for 10.04 and 12.04 ubuntu. We have been partitioning the disk and have made it automated completely and ask user to ...
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How should I encrypt Ubuntu Server 14.04 with AES on RAID 10 and RAID 5?

After researching I've come to the conclusion that my set up is just not standard enough to have a direct answer floating about on the interwebs. My Hardware: i7 950 CPU 24 GB DDR3 7 2TB 7200 RPM ...
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Is it safer to install two OSes on different hard drives or just different partitions? [closed]

If I dual boot install both Ubuntu and Windows, is it safer to install them on two different hard drives than different partitions on the same hard drive? What risks may be involved? For example, ...
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Hide Windows 7 partition from Ubuntu 14.04.02 [duplicate]

I want to hide all my Windows 7 partitions from Ubuntu because of: privacy prevent Windows 7 virus spreading to Ubuntu some details about my Ubuntu Windows 7 drives: dev/sda1 win7 system mounted ...
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How to partition Ubuntu for future Windows install?

I'm installing Ubuntu for a laptop, where there is a possibility for a future Windows install for a multi-boot setup. I heard many stories what can go wrong if I go with this order and not Windows ...
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if I move my ubuntu partition will I have boot problems?

In order to cloning my old hd on the new smaller SSD I need to resize all the partition and move the unlocated space at the end of the hd On blog they suggest to use gparted live to copy all the ...
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Disk image, partitions selectively, all this using dd [closed]

Start point situation: HDD with MBR scheme, four primary partitions, one of them is Windows XP system and boot partition. Remaining partitions are used for plain user data files. This formatting was ...
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Recover the directory structure of a lost LVM Logical volume?

I am aware of the huge amount of data recovery questions on this site, and reading all of them I think my case is unique enough to warrant a new question. how it came to be I set up a LVM with ...
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ProLiant Microserver Gen8 clean install drops into grub rescue shell

I've just bought a new HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 a few days ago, and have been trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04LTS on it since then, but I'm having an issue where it's not booting after ...
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triple-boot pc: move grub and unify partitions

I have a triple-boot pc with following partitions: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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Can not boot Windows 7 after install Ubuntu 14.04

Hi I am having problems for booting windows in latest ubuntu 64 bit which boots normaly, its a laptop and never had windows installed and uses UEFI and Legacy modes. This is part of the ...
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There are no OS options in Dell Recovery.

I was messing around with partition flags in gparted while trying to resize one of my partitions.I ended up removing the boot flag and I forgot to put it back and restarted my laptop. And now, ...
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can i install ubuntu with out formating disk

I have on my computer windows 7, and I bought external disk. Can I install ubuntu on my external hdd, and keep windows on computer without formatting either the ssd disk on computer nor the external ...
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change default paths of (Music, Pictures, Temples, installations, ECT)

I have my 250GB HDD split up into 3 partitions. 25GB has a windows 7 installation. 25GB has Ubuntu 14.04. 200GB is simply an empty NTFS partition. I have done in the past with windows instaltions ...
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I can't acess my windows drive from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/hduser/D036F56236F54A4C: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1002,gid=1002,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" ...
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how can i resize and partition thepart in hard disk where the system setup?

i erased my hard disk by wrong during setup ubuntu 14.04 and it put all my hard disk in dev/sda1 (463.88 GB)( and my system(ubuntu) also setup in dev/sda1) and the other space in swap i tried to use ...
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Issues with BootRepair and GRUB [duplicate]

I have got a new Acer net book with Windows 8 and EUFI on it. The first thing I attempted to do was install Parrot Sec Linux, and I did so with a boot able USB created with Win32DiskImager. I was able ...
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Files take up more space on new RAID array

I just upgraded and reinstalled my home server. One thing I did was going from software raid to a raid card. After doing this and starting to copy back my backups, I've noticed that my first ~1TB ...
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Format and partition second hard drive using terminal? (Ubuntu Server 14.04)

this is my first question on here... So, I’ve installed Ubuntu server 14.04 (32 bit) on a VirtualBox virtual PC. Originally i just made it with a 32gb virtual HDD so since then I’ve created a new ...
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odd results in fdisk for a USB sound card with storage

I have a USB sound card (a Creative SB X-Fi Go!) which works perfectly (both as a soundcard and as a storage device) under Ubuntu and reports to Disks as having a 1GB Fat partition as in this ...
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How to add unused disk space in HDD to /home

This is the condition of my current partition. I have 8 GB of swap space. The extended partition has 492 GB among which only 100 GB is usable, which is /dev/sda5. Then a 1 GB boot partition, which ...
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How to create a ext4 partition for all users?

I know it sound like a dublicate questions but I tried the following and it didn't help: My drive is mounted under /media/data so I entered sudo chown -R :users /media/data However I still ...
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how to extend root (/) partition by freeing ext4 partition? [duplicate]

My root (/) partition is full and i want to extend my root file system by freeing extra memory present in other partition which is ext4. How to free some space with ext4 allocation and how to extend ...
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How to keep my data when re-installing ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed and used the "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" option which means my system now only has 2 partitions: main and swap partition. Now I need to install a new ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS swap partition on ACER Aspire 5720 [duplicate]

I have an ACER Inspire 5720 laptop PC (32bits) and will install Ubuntu14.04 LTS on it. The hard drive has a 160 GB capacity with 2 GB Ram memory. I should like to know how much space I have to ...
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Ubuntu partition merge with windows partition [duplicate]

I had 2 partitions more or less 225GB each one. In the first partiton I had installed Windows 8 and in the second I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 2. My problem is that when I installed Ubuntu in the ...
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Install windows 7 pro after a clean install of Trusty [duplicate]

Can I install Win7 Pro after after a full install of Trusty without any partitioning done before hand. I have been a Mac user since 1989 and have no windows experience or Linux. My kids want to know ...
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more install problems

alright so got through the entire process of installing Ubuntu I thought. I even got on it and was working on it all day yesterday. today I restarted my computer to make sure I could still get on. and ...
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When installing Ubuntu 14.04 it asked me to assign BIOSGRUB [duplicate]

When installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8 with separate partitions for /root /swap and /home it asked me to assign a partition for biosgrub. It is the first time it asked me that. Why is this?
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Create GUID partition table (GPT) during Ubuntu Server install

On a computer with a new empty hard drive of capacity < 2 TB, I install Ubuntu Server with the standard text-mode installer. I choose to manually partition the disk. Then I can create a new empty ...
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How do I split a partition shared by two Distros [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu and Xubuntu on the same hard drive. First I installed Ubuntu, created 3 partitions: root, swap, and home(for data). Then, I installed Xubuntu created the root and swap BUT ...
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HOME partition problem with Two DISTROs (Ubuntu and Xubuntu)

I have two distros installed in my PC: Ubuntu and Xubuntu (Not counting Windows that is.) I created a partition for ubuntu with swap and home partitions first. I didn't realized when I created the ...
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lvreduce causes a failure to boot on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop Edition with LVM

Whenever I use the command lvreduce to reduce the size of the root logical volume and then reboot, I am confronted with the initramfs screen. I've tried using the standard "Install Ubuntu with LVM" ...
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not enough space on /boot for upgrade, even after purging old kernels and clearing files

Okay, I'm a 'nix newbie, so at this point I don't really know what questions to ask, or what output would be relevant for y'all. This is also the first time I've ever posted on a forum to get help, as ...
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External Hard Drive not detected in Ubuntu

I have a 1TB laptop hard drive that was converted into an external hard drive by means of an enclosure. The problem is, when it is plugged in before booting, the BIOS of my machine detects the device, ...
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Making ubuntu take over windows space on mac

I have a macbook with triple boot OSX, Windows 7,and Ubuntu, which took me 2 weeks to make it work. I boot with the rEFInd and Grub2 boot menus and have now discovered I don't need Windows anymore. ...
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Bootloader location, dual boot Ubuntu 14.10 & Kubuntu 15.04

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop. I dual boot with Windows 8.1, and now I would like to install Kubuntu 15.04 alongside all this to see if KDE Plasma 5.2 + SDDM works with nvidia-prime ...
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16GB pen drive showing 2MB space after formatting on windows 7

I burned Ubuntu 14.04 image on 16GB pen drive on laptop having ubuntu. Now when I inserted this pen drive it showed 2MB free space without recognising any other space. I formatted pen drive on ...
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Small SSD, large SATA. What can I move to SATA?

I've got a 601GB Linux partition which can be written to at up to 84.7MB/s (ref). My 62GB can be written to at 366MB/s (ref). Down to my last ~360MB. What should I move over and mount from my other ...