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

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Install ubuntu with manual partition or erase all

I am using ubuntu 12.04/14.04 since long. And those I was using along side with Windows 7. So for that I was required to select "Something Else" option while installation. By selection something ...
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Problem with /home

Sry for my english. I had /home on the other partition. I delete this partition and in graphical mode i can't log in. In console i can. I have Ubuntu 15 with link to this partition and Lubuntu 15. In ...
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DMRaid Not Detecting its disks

We had a software raid using dmraid in an ubuntu 14.04 box. For some reason, we changed the sata ports per disk. The disks were removed and added again to the case but on different sata ports ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 15.10 (Swap partition creation failed) [duplicate]

I got a 2nd laptop with no operating system on it and I would like to install Ubuntu 15.10 on it. I made an bootable USB stick with a genuine version of Ubuntu 15.10 (from Ubuntu.com), and right now ...
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Installing dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on separate disks

I have a new computer. It has a 128GB SSD with Windows 10 pre-installed on it. It also has a 1TB HDD. I would like to install Ubuntu on a partition (say 100GB) on the HDD for a dual-boot. I would like ...
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How auto-mount an external Flash disk into a home folder

I have a flash disk where I put videos and I want to auto-mount this USB memory stick into the Videos folder when it's plugged to the computer.
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Encrypted LVM partitioning

All I want to do is install an ubuntu based distro (Backbox 4.5.1) with the following configuration: 200mb primary partition for /boot encrypted LVM that contains: 30gb for / 8gb for /swap and the ...
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How to use GPARTED in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have an OwnCloud server running on Ubuntu 14.04, I downloaded OwnCloud's ISO to mount it into VMware Workstation but it only has 40gb dedicated to it so I expanded it to 100gb in the VM settings but ...
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Cutting out using DD command

I need to cut out a partition, using DD command. How do I achieve this? In my case I need to copy from block 205267 to (including this block) 29311545. The blocksize is 512 Bytes.
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How to dual boot install Ubuntu 15 with Windows 10: No other operating system recognized

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 from the directions here. My machine is a Windows computer running Windows 10, which was upgraded from Windows 8.1 several months ago. When I try to run the ...
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install new kernel produce the message “No space left on device” although there is free space

I compiled the kernel 4.5 and when I tried to install it using the command dpkg -i I get the message "No space left on device" although there is free space in boot partition Here the output of the ...
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Can't copy files/make folders in new Truecrypt volume

I recently purchased a new external harddrive, and created a new partition on it. Then, I created a Truecrypt volume on the partition. However, it seems that the volume was created incorrectly: when ...
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Install UBUNTU MINIMAL to external HDD

I am trying to install UBUNTU minimal to a Seagate 1TB external HDD. I have disconnected my internal drive so that this installation doesn't conflict with Windows 7. But I am experiencing problems as ...
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Combine partitions in GParted after removing Windows from dual boot

Hello guys! I've just removed Windows 10 from my PC so now I am only with Ubuntu (Elementary OS). Everything is working just fine, but now I want to expand my Linux partition to take all the space ...
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grub doesnt show windows 10

Whenever I boot into system, Linux directly boots. On pressing shift, grub shows only Linux, not windows. Here are results of fdisk and update-grub. I think I have installed Linux the wrong way. plz ...
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Partition external hdd for Linux/Mac/Windows/Ps3

So i need 3 Partitions on an external hdd like the following, but i can't get it set up Partition 1: fat32 (Ps3, Windows, Mac, Linux) -> movies etc. Partition 2: exfat? (Mac, Windows, Linux) -> ...
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Using lvm and thin provisioning (thinpool) on a PV larger than 2T

Initial problem I'm trying to make use of lvm thin volumes on Trusty 14.04 with an external drive of 3TB as the PV for the volumegroup, but for some reason this fails and the thinpool gets somehow ...
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How to change /home to a new encrypted LVM partition

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and chose the option to remove all and set an encrypted LVM(I have a backup of all my data). I have 1 SSD(/dev/sda) and 1 HDD(/dev/sdb). What the installer did: It set ...
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If I uninstall windows 10 from my laptop to install Ubuntu will I beable to go back to windows 10 at a later time

I have an ASUS X555LAB it came with Windows 10 installed but did not come with any windows disk. I want to know if I completely wipe my HDD and install Ubuntu will I be able re-install windows 10 at a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 installation and GParted fails to recognize windows partitions. Need help determining cause of this [duplicate]

I have tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 using a live USB, but GParted and the Ubuntu installation screen does not list any partitions (only lists the drives as sda, sdb, and sdc) and shows my 2 SSDs ...
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In grub rescue mode, after typing 'ls' it is showing only (hd0) (hd0,msdos1). After typing ls (hd0,msdos1) , it is showing error. What to do now?

grub rescue> ls (hd0) (hd0,msdos1) grub rescue> ls (hd0,msdos1) (hd0,msdos1) : Filesystem is unknown.
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Give non-root fopen function access to /dev/sdb2

I'm writing some basic terminal C code in QT that needs non-root access to the entire partition (/dev/sdb2, not the mount point). Here's code example: FILE *fp; fp = fopen("/dev/sdb2", "w+"); If I ...
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Mounting NTFS Drive to Ubuntu Server VM without losing data

I have a Plex Server running on an Ubuntu VM with KVM as Hypervisor. Until now I had my Plex Server running on my Windows Desktop PC. Now i want to mount the NTFS Drive to the Ubuntu Vm so my Plex ...
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SD Card mounts read-write, but can't edit partitions

I have an SD card that will mount, and I can read and write to it, but I can't edit the partitions. Using the Disks utility, when I try to delete one of the partitions, I get an error saying that the ...
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How can I delete all partion of my pen drive and create a single volume?

I have 8GB pendrive. The current configuration of my pendrive in shown in image. It shows 6.9 GB as a free space, 2.3 MB as a FAT drive which is shown when i open it. I want to format drive but ...
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Error Mounting Harddrives [duplicate]

I'm running dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu and got 4 internal harddrives installed (see list specs). When I want to access video footage stored on my WD30 I get the following error: Error mounting ...
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only 96GB of ~750GB after mounting to /home/…?

I got a 800 GB partition out of a 3 TB HDD, fomated it with ext4 and mounted it to /home/elliot/BigData permanently via /etc/fstab. It works fine but after rebooting I got only 96GB free space out of ...
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Re-size boot drive partitions

I recently swapped out a smaller drive (320gb) for a larger one (500gb) because I was getting warnings about space. I had done all of the logical things I knew about to free up space and decided it ...
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How should I partition my pendrive in the Ubuntu 15 installation so that I can save my stuff?

I have put the iso. file to install Ubuntu 15 in a pendrive and I want to install it in another pendrive(16 GB) from which I want to boot. I am getting stuck in the step where it is asking me to ...
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How do I install Ubuntu to a USB drive WITHOUT touching my hard drive boot

Ok, before you say this is a duplicate, please let me explain and then point me to the duplicate answer and I will delete this post. I have searched a bit but I have found no definitive answer or way ...
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Error when trying to mount using live CD

I was following this answer to resolve my boot problem and when running: sudo mount /dev/sdb /mnt I get this error: mount: /dev/sdb already mounted or /mnt busy The sdb is the drive which has 3 ...
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How to format a shared partition which you can access even if you have hybernated

I have searched for this specific question but I didn't find anything useful. I have created a shared partition so that I can access it both from Windows and Xubuntu; it is an NTFS partition. The ...
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Ubuntu Server - itself unmounting, must mount again to work

i have recently installed 1TB Seagate Harddrive (HDD) to my Raspberry Pi 2. I have installed ISPConfig and them Torrent client (Deluged), harddrive is connected via external power adapter and ...
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Do I need to partition C: or can I used D:?

I want to install Ubuntu in Dual Boot with my Windows 10 and I know that I need make some partitions to install ubuntu. At the moment in my windows 10 I have both a C: and a D: drive: C: - has ...
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Recovered Ubuntu GRUB ERROR caused by Windows 7 - 10 upgrading , but SWAP partition still missing

I think many people have been experiencing the GRUB RESCUE when their dual-boot PCs tried to upgrade Windows 7 to 10. For my case, I think the root cause is that I didn't make extended partitions. ...
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How to fix “no such partition” error in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm a rookie to Ubuntu. Before I installed Ubuntu, I had Windows 7. Then I completely wiped the disk (500 GB) using GParted and installed Ubuntu 14.04 with following partitions: / of 30gb swap of 4gb ...
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Can't choose the partition for Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and want to install as dual boot with Windows 7 Professional. I burned the ISO file on an SDcard (format FAT32 as required) and was able to boot my computer on the SDcard. But when ...
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man page of swapon doesn't match with what I am seeing

I am playing around with swap and added my own swap partition. but when I do I noticed something odd. test@ubuntu:~/5Gdisk$ cat /proc/swaps Filename Type Size Used Priority ...
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No option to boot to Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (I think uefi)

I apologize if this is answered elsewhere, but I've tried all the answered questions I could find and googled for a couple hours. I feel like I'm missing something simple. I have an ASUS laptop ...
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How to Rename the Partition Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I would like to rename the partition , I have the partition name as Daten and as you can see from the pictures below, the name still shows the partition ID at top end of left hand corner
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fdisk not showing partition, parted does

I just noticed when doing a fdisk -l /dev/sdl that my partition is not shown: Disk /dev/sdl: 2.7 TiB, 3000592982016 bytes, 5860533168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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Raptor Loaded but my USB Drives Do Not Have Partitions

I am running on a old Windows 7 computer. I am unable to mount USB Drives as no partition is available. There is an error that comes up when I gparted it, a cannot access error.
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Ubuntu and VHD grub rescue error

this might be a bit complicated, but i hope someone can help me. -I have my work PC, It has Ubuntu 14 installed and Windows 7 -I created a VHD image of the Windows partition from within Windows 7 OS ...
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How can I merge partitions in Ubuntu 15.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and it's my first time I am using Ubuntu. I installed it using 50 GB space first because I had Windows 7 installed previously and thought that i will make it duel boot ...
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Installing Ubuntu on external drive - please help confirm my plan

I want to dip my toes into the Ubuntu world. I have a 1TB drive in a NextStar external HD housing Been reading a lot of different guides online for Dual-booting and I'm getting more and more confused ...
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Move swap and extend home partition [duplicate]

I have dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Win8.1. For some reason (my mistake) I have my home partition (80GB) than swap (4GB) and then 200GB of unallocated space (in that order). I want to use this free ...
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what sequence to follow, kernel deleted, grub maybe damaged, apt-get trouble, keybord language

At first I deleted some kernel good images then trying to fix it. then I made a mess with grub and so I deleted all them all the images versions, they were still usable by a grub on a pendrive. They ...
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Can I install a Live CD ubuntu onto my hard drive

I have installed and used Bootable USB's to install or run Ubuntu. I want to create say a recovery drive lets say /dev/sda1 is /efi/boot /dev/sda2 is /dev/sda3 /home /dev/sda4 is the recovery drive ...
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Can't install any OS on laptop

I was previously using windows 8 but switched to Ubuntu. Since then I wanted to switch back to windows 10 so I created a bootable usb and when I went to do the windows configuration I deleted all of ...
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A disk read error occured. Press CTRL + Alt + Del to restart. (Samsung 840 Evo)

I am encountering this error when I try to boot off the SSD (I boot Windows 10 off that drive). Now the strange thing is that BIOS sees the drive and so does Ubuntu. But Ubuntu doesn't mount it. It ...