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

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Hard disk partition problems installing Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows XP

I'm istalling Ubuntu 14.04 using a DVD bought by Merchandise Mania and I want to install it alongside Windows XP.The installation gets stuck when allocating drive space to Ubuntu:the allocation ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, GRUB isn't boot manager

When I clicked "restart now" after installation (and after I tried out Ubuntu for a bit), I was expecting GRUB to come up right away where I could choose Windows 7 or Ubuntu 14.04. However, Windows ...
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How to deal with duplicated GRUB entries with different names?

As I told in a previous question, I was having GRUB problems with a dual boot PC with both Lubuntu and Bodhi Linux. One of the partitions (the one with Bodhi Linux) was messing with the GRUB entries, ...
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How to mount a partition on an internal drive using USB live

I have some problems with my computer. I can't boot, so I've booted it using live USB. I wanted to check what's going on with my computer, but I don't know how to mount the partition. On my disc ...
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Whoops! Low disk space!

I wasn't expecting to use Ubuntu for so long, and I heard that the partition thingy is fixed, you only get to pick how much space you want once You can't go back, that's what I heard Is there a way ...
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Checking of Residues of Windows

Years ago I had Windows OS in my System. But I now I am using Ubuntu only. I have 3 partitions in my Hard Disc Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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How to restore a LUKS partition?

My /home partition disappeared on my main HDD. I changed SATA slots, then I got strange "no lvm available" errors during boot when usually the password would be entered (I do not have any lvm setup at ...
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USB Drive Format Error

I am trying to format my 19GB usb drive. I am currently using gedit. sudo gparted It works, but with a nasty error. (gpartedbin:7382): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 7 was not found when attempting ...
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Transfering my Ubuntu install onto a replacement hard drive

Today I am planning on swapping out my ridiculously small 20gb hard drive, for a less small 80gb. Only issue is that it's my Ubuntu drive and I'd rather not go through the install process again. I ...
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Will Ubuntu format and erase the partition I intend to install it on?

I've never installed Ubuntu (or any linux distro) on a hard drive before but now I want to install it on a partition and have a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 being on the C drive and Ubuntu on the ...
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system reinstallation - only system partition

While doing the first installation of Ubuntu 12.04 I've made a separate partition for the system, to be able to reinstall it without having to clear all data. So I have / on one partition, and second ...
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System tries to install grub on usb instead of ssd

I'm trying to install Ubuntu server on my storage server. The problem starts in partition manager when the system wants the usb that i'm installing it from to be the system hdd. I change it to the ...
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Can't find the “free space” in the partition table while installing ubuntu

I am trying to install ubuntu with pre-installed Win 8.1, I shrinked the C parition and I have the unallocated parition in disk management .But when I am at the parition table step in installing ...
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Computer boots automatically into GNU GRUB, no other options

Currently, when I start my computer, this screen is shown. I do not have any other options, it boots into this within a second of starting my computer. I used to have Windows 8.1 dual booted with ...
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steam can't use EXT4 partition mounted with write permissions

I have an SSD that has an EXT4 partition that is mounted and I have full RW on that partition, even all users. If I want to add the steam folder in this partition steam tells me "new steam library ...
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If I extend a Linux root partition, will it lose data?

My root partition is out of space due to a stupid mistake, but the rest of the disk is occupied by the home partition. If I merge /home into /, I am guessing everything currently on /home will be ...
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System partition full error but actual usage far from 100% (df -h)

I am setting up a home server with Ubuntu server 14.04. I recently setup nzbget and downloaded a few gigs of data before it complained about low disk space. The system is installed on 60 GB SSD with 3 ...
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Error while partitioning hard disk due to problem in writing out superblocks

While installing Ubuntu, I got an error as follows : The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 Then I tried partitioning the hard disk with gparted by removing all the partitions and ...
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Tried to return to windows after installing ubuntu and got stuck at “no such partition entering rescue mod”

The question is quite complex. I've tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB on my PC which had already been running Windows 7. Initially the Ubuntu installer didn't detect windows OS, so I've made ...
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Ubuntu doesn't save state after hibernation

As of yesterday, I had been using Ubuntu 14.04 with a 3GB swap-space. However, I was finding that I was unable to hibernate if I had more than 3GB of RAM in-use. So, I booted on a LiveUSB of Gparted, ...
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Are there any issues with backing up Ubuntu running on an internal SSD drive to an internal HDD?

I'm configuring a new Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS machine and will be using a Samsung 512 GB SDD in my first internal hard drive bay. I've got a couple extra 500 GB HDD's that I don't want to waste, plus ...
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How to get these files back?

I ran the rm -rf / command on my kubuntu system and i ended all losing everything on my system. I've seen several data recovery tools like foremost and testdisk but they all talk about running it ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu and keep Steam game data?

I wanted to know how I could keep my data from Steam if I were to upgrade my Ubuntu version in the future. I have a very great amount of experience of Linux and I have installed Ubuntu before. I know ...
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Can not see C drive ( windows installed ) in list of devices in Nautilus

Let me tell how the problem started. I needed more free space for D drive, so i extended free space for D drive from C drive by using the the function EXTEND of Mini Partition Tools Wizard. Then the ...
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How to run Ubuntu 14.04.1 without a USB or disc with partition on windows 8

Just to be clear, I have already partitioned my hard drive and I am ready to install it onto my hard drive. But I don't have a empty Disc or a USB Storage stick. So I was wondering if there was a way ...
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GParted Unknown Partition [duplicate]

I recently opened up GParted to partition some space and I noticed an unknown partition being listen. I don't know whether this is why my computer has booting/waking from suspend really slowly but if ...
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Can not create new partition

This is my problem: I can't use GParted Partition Editor to create a new partition or resize/move. I cant do anything with that drive. I want to create a new partition to install windows 8.1. I ...
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How do I remove ubuntu 14.04 on /dev/sda6 installed alongside ubuntu 12.04 on dev/sda1

I did a silly thing. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Ubuntu 12.04. I want to get rid of ubuntu 14.04 (dev/sda6). Here is my gparted: How do I remove sda6 and merge it with sda1 in ubuntu 12.04. ...
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No swap installed. Why is swap value still 60?

I purposely installed 14.04.01 LTS with no swap partition because I do not require it for what I do. Just curious why cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness still produces a value of 60. I'm considering ...
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Installing Ubuntu without deleting other partitons

I have a laptop with windows 7 installed but I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04. My question is that is there a way to install Ubuntu 14.04 without deleting the data on my other partitions like D: ...
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Dual-Boot Unbuntu with Windows 8 on yoga 2 pro

I need help setting up an installation of Unbuntu on my yoga 2 pro, but I need to keep the Windows 8 on their as well. I have resized a partition to have 80GB free, but it is in the middle of the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD and using my HDD

I have 500 GB of hard drive on my laptop and 24GB on SSD. After I install Ubuntu on the SSD, how can I make use of the hard drive? How do I make it so that only the operating system is on the SSD and ...
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Does resizing / and /home keep the system as previous?

Referring from this question: increase-size-of-and-home, I want to know that if i follow the process in the solution will it affect my system? Currently my system looks like this, I want only to ...
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my hard drive is lost how do I restore the missing hard drive

my partition is lost or accidentally deleted, .. I tried to dual boot win 8 and elementary os, .. I accidentally lost partition (c, d, e) I am confused, .. what should I do and not do to partition my ...
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Gparted not working correctly

So, I'm using gparted as an application installed with sudo apt-get install gparted on Xubuntu 14.0 with MATE. I'm trying to resize my Mac's hard drive partition down for free space. What happens ...
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Slow boot/resume from suspend

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows 8.1 on my laptop and have been enjoying it a lot. I realized some day that I wanted to give more space for my root and home partitions (they ...
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Problems booting after moving from Ubuntu 12.04 from one HD to another

I recently tried to move my Ubuntu 12.04 OS from a smaller hard drive to a newer one by following, for the most part, the instructions described at ...
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Resizing extended partition with gparted

I'm trying to move down a chunk of unallocated data all through the end of a hdd containing an extended partition. I'm doing these operations on a live usb, the screenshot below is taken on the main ...
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Why do I get an error whenever I install the bootloader?

I'm on an iMac which also boots Windows XP and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I get to the part of installing the bootloader I get an error. Previously I continued ...
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Can't boot from CD/Install Windows

My issue is with Ubuntu 14.04. I have recently installed Ubuntu over Windows 8, being unhappy with Windows. After playing with Ubuntu, I discovered that some of my hardware and software is ...
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how to install ubuntu manually with creating or modifying partitions

the major problem which i was facing earlier was extra number of partitions of windows OS. due to which while installing ubuntu an option appears to install ubuntu alongside host OS but the option ...
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casper-rw live ubuntu CD

I have extended the casper-rw on my ubuntu 12.04 usb to get rid of the low disk space issue when logged-in and working. However, when I check the casper-rw disk usage with the command df, I find the ...
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Converting Primary to Logical Partitions

I am dual booting Ubuntu on Windows 8, and during the install, I get no option to install alongside Windows 8. A previous question gave me the information that I needed to make my partitioned drive ...
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Windows 8/ Ubuntu Dual Installation Problem!

Okay, so I have fulfilled all the requirements necessary to dual booting Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Windows 8 (disabling secure boot and fast boot, making liveCD, and partitioning 50gb of free space on my 2tb ...
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how to fix Ubuntu boot after intalled windows?

I was having win8.1 as my 1st system and Ubuntu 14.04 as my 2rd. and last week i installed win 10 preview , however win8.1 , win 10 and ubuntu are all shown in the boot list , but if i chose ubuntu , ...
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Deleting Windows Partition + Installing Ubuntu = Please Help!

I installed Linux Mint about 2 years ago because my Windows side failed to boot. With Linux I was able to access the files I needed on the Windows side immediately, and go about my day (I did this in ...
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Vista & 14/04 dual-boot Boot-repair to external hdd: Can't have a partition outside the disk!

I have a laptop with 1) internal disk with windows vista and 2) an external hdd with ubuntu 14.04 On start-up it just boots to windows. If I change the boot-order to the externall drive, it simply ...
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Why might parted mklabel not work?

I've just got a new ssd card which I'm trying to partition. I have already used it and I know it is in a good condition, still I've had a lot of trouble, and it has come to using parted to try and fix ...
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Installing Ubuntu to secondary drive

Thanks to whoever picks this up, my question is: I currently have two hard drives, a 64GB SSD and a 750GB HD. I am running Windows 7 on the SSD, and have most of my media stored on the secondary ...
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how to use gparted-live? I get a blank screen and I am alien to the commands

As I have seen in other posts, gparted live comes with a gui and animated interface, but when I load gparted on a live cd which was a 200mb iso all I get is a blank screen, and grub , I don't know any ...