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

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Gap between sector 1-2048

The MBR size is 512 bytes and is usually in the first sector. What is the gap between sector 1-2048? I read on IBM website: "leave room for bootloader code in the unallocated space between the MBR ...
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Recover Partition Table for exFAT Partition

I unplugged my USB stick from ubuntu 16.04 without the save remove option, but exfat should be fine doing so. No read write was happening, the partition does not use journaling. What I end up with is ...
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Endless booting loop

So I have installed windows 10 and Ubuntu on two separate drives on my computer. They both works fine and I can switch between the two easily enough. Now I'm trying to see if I can make so that if I ...
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Access music on Windows partition while dual-booting Win10/Ubuntu?

booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. It's running on a 2TB SSHD, and my Ubuntu partition is 250GB. What I'd like to do is be able to access all the many dozens of GBs of music currently stored on the ...
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Hibernation stopped working after changing the swap partition

I usually always do sudo pm-hibernate to save my development session. Now I recently switched to ubuntu and since then I always run into some hibernation trouble. Sometimes the system would crash ...
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HDD+SSD Dualboot Setup Questions

I have a Samsung Gaming Series Laptop that is about 3 years old running 16.04 that I tried to upgrade from 2 750GB HDDs to a 1.5 TB 5400 RPM HDD for Storage and a 500GB Samsung Evo 850. I hit a brick ...
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Ubuntu media folder contains names of directories that are no longer present

After doing some reformatting & renaming of specific partitions on my Ubuntu installation, I see that in the /media folder there is still a directory with the old label volume (and also another ...
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Invalid Partition Table- recursive allocation on /dev/sr1

I am trying to allocate disk space to my Ubuntu image on Virtual Box and am stuck at a point wwhere the GParted says "Invalid Partition Table- recursive allocation on /dev/sr1. Please help. Image for ...
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Installing on a computer with existing partitions

I have a Acer PC running Windows 10 The laptop has three partitions: C, D and E. If I install Ubuntu, I want it to install in C drive and not erase the data on the other two drives. It is OK for ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu (dual boot) [duplicate]

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu 16.04 and re-install it using VirtualBox. I had installed (dual boot) it using an USB stick. Now I have a problem in locating the partition to be deleted. from ...
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Partitioning for Ubuntu — question about partitions

So the question title wasn't very specific, but I couldn't really think of what to call this. My computer came with Windows 10, and I'm trying to run Ubuntu alongside it because of some of its ...
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Restore linux kernel after accidental removal

I accidentally removed my current linux kernel from my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS by using this command: sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.13.0-{77,79}-generic Unable to boot into the system, now I found this ...
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Grub fatal error - failed to install on dev/sda

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside with Windows 10 (using USB stick), but at the end of installation process a "fatal error" appears, saying that grub failed to install on /dev/sda and ...
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How can I mount a partition back I unmounted it to Re-Label it Using GParted?

I unmounted my /dev/sda1/ext4 partition to change the label, now the mount option in Gparted is grey and i cant use sudo mount /dev/sda1/ext4 i get an error: can't find /dev/sda1/ext4 in /etc/...
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Increment Space to users /home

I need add or increment Space to users /home but I don't now How can i do this? For example I have userA with space 1G and userB with 1G. Now I need increment space userA to 4G How can do this?
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How to install Windows 7 on notebook with Ubuntu preinstalled? [closed]

How to install Windows 7 on notebook with Ubuntu preinstalled? New notebook come with Ubuntu preinstalled. I want replace Ubuntu with Windows 7 (not dual boot). I have Windows 7 .iso image on DVD. ...
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Ubuntu recognizes only USB as partition during installation

My main issue is picture 1 (left-upper). During installation, Ubuntu recognizes only the USB as a partition. Background: My goal is to install Ubuntu on this computer. No Dual-boot, No Windows. The ...
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How to increase the allocated disk space for the /home directory?

How can I increment space for /home? My first /boot directory was 5 gigabytes and next I changed to 1 gigabyte. Now I'm confused because the change give me unallocated with size 5.02GiB. How can I add ...
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How to view Ubuntu files through Windows?

So, this question is probably not what you think. Basically, I successfully mounted my Ubuntu partition to my Windows 10 partition, and I'm able to see my drive. However, whenever I try and find ...
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Removed UEFI partition, how do I fix a new one?

I just upgraded my XPS 13 laptop from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. I wanted to use full disc encryption, so I chose to let the installer delete everything and install in an encrypted LVM. My laptop show me ...
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Does Ubuntu need this EFI partition?

I'm trying to migrate my system to a SSD, and there's this 512mb EFI partition that's giving me trouble. Is this thing a leftover from Windows 8? Does Ubuntu need it to function properly? I'm not ...
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Thumb drive doesn't distinguish case in file names on Lubuntu

Using SanDisk ExtremePro 128GB usb3.0 thumb drive to copy files between Lubuntu 13.10 systems, also sometimes from Mac or PCs. Formatting is standard off-the-shelf, I believe, although I did run a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Folder 'Places' pointing to extended partition

Before anything please excuse my wording if I refer to something in the wrong way (newbie). I installed ubuntu 14.04 first and then alongside I installed Biolinux 8, when asked for the partition I ...
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How to install 16.04 with /home folder on separate USB flash drive to limit writes to new SSD

So I got a new SSD, and I'm reading that among other configurations it's advised to have your /home folder on a separate drive to reduce writes to an SSD. I tried this during install, selecting "...
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Ubuntu 16.04 will not install alongside Windows 7, but 14.04 will

I have an Acer Predator G3610 desktop with Windows 7 - the last computer I have without Ubuntu as either dual-boot or sole OS. I shrunk the Windows partition so there's a good 300GB of unallocated ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 16.04 with a Dual Boot with another Distro

I trying to install Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 on a system with Windows 10 and Suse Leap 42.1 already installed and running. Ubuntu's install from a DVD has very limited partitioning flexibility. I ...
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how to know on which window drive(C,D,E), my ubuntu is installed [closed]

My ubuntu is installed on /dev/sda11 partition , but how to know on which window drive(C,D,E) , ubuntu is installed
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Hard drive partitions does not accesible or detect atter installing ubuntu instead of windows 10

Previously I used windoes 10 on my laptop.I formated the C: drive and installed ubuntu without formating other partitions. But now it does not show other partitions.Even I can't boot any other OS ...
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Extending root partition Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I've run out of space on my root partition and I want to extend it. I've seen another posts of this topic but my lack of knowledge makes it difficult for me to achieve what i want. Here's a screenshot ...
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not detecting the windows after partitioning

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 in dual-boot with Windows 10. My C: drive in Windows 10 had 120G and I divided it to three drives (the Windows drive 50G, a drive for swap 17G and another drive). ...
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Live shrink lvm2 partition

I need to shrink the root partition to give more size to the boot partition. Can I resize/shrink the root lvm2 partition while using it from inside ubuntu?
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Partition problem while installing ubuntu

I'm trying to install ubuntu alongwith windows 10, dual boot. I'd created partition for the ubuntu but during the installation the partition is shown as "unusable space". I've searched put many ...
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App to shrink Windows partition on WinXP

I have a WinXP machine that I'd like to make dual-boot with Lubuntu. The standard advice is to shrink the Windows partition from within Windows as Windows is fussy. The problems I'm running into are ...
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Removing Windows from Dual booted Windows-Ubuntu system [duplicate]

I dual booted windows with Ubuntu and I'm out of space on Ubuntu so i want to switch to full on Linux but the only way I know how to merge drives is on windows so my question is how can I go from dual ...
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What is the best/most correct way to prepare the HDD for a dual boot? [closed]

I need to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.04, but first I’d like to know whether or not there is a best / most correct way to do it, technically speaking. Note 1: Ubuntu will be my default ...
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how to transfer hard drive from on pc to another, HDD contains grub (dual boot win10 and ubuntu gnome)

I need to transfer my SSD that has dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu Gnome 3 to my secondary PC. I tried to simply take the disk out and put it in that secondary pc but than I'm having problem loading ...
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Can't login to Ubuntu 14.04 due to ntfs partition auto mount I guess

I cant login to the Ubuntu 14.04 but I can access the guest user. If I enter the correct password, it flashes and comes back to the same login screen and if I enter wrong password it mentions invalid ...
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Ubuntu cannot boot through logical UEFI partition. But boots fine through primary partition on external drive

recently I installed Ubuntu on UEFI mode to see how it boots. I however, could not get it to boot through UEFI on a Logical EFI (a small FAT32 partition with the boot flag on) partition on the HDD. In ...
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Recover My Windows partitions ,data and operating system(windows 10) from live USB Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my GPT(UEFI) kind of HP Notebook

Please solve my problem. Originally I had windows 10 with 4 drives (C: D: E: F:). Now after trying to install Ubuntu I have only a single partition of 930 GB and I am unable to see my data in it. I ...
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cannot understand difference of my drives

I have four hdd in my pc. one of them is installed with windows7 and one of them is recently installed with ubuntu 16.06 and two of them are just for storage. After ubuntu is installed, I clicked on ...
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New hard drive is read-only and root-only access, how can I get full access to it?

I'm very new to this and I've been at trying to fix this problem for about two hours to no avail. I just finished getting my new computer put together and installed a new 2TB Seagate hard drive as a ...
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Shutdown Freezes on Ubuntu 14.04 (2015 Macbook Pro Dual-Boot)

I recently did a dual-boot on my 2015 Macbook Pro Retina. I opted not to use rEFInd, instead selecting sda1 (/boot/efi) as the mountpoint for my boot partition. I cannot shut down my computer without ...
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Boot partition filling up: Is this a bug in Ubuntu?

I keep running into the issue of the /boot partition filling up with old kernel images, which causes obscure errors during upgrades (but now I know what they are...). Note that I already know how to ...
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Multiple active partitions error while booting full Ubuntu from USB on different computers

I followed exactly everything listed in this guide to install complete Ubuntu onto my 32gb USB Install Ubuntu directly to USB Then I restart my laptop, pressed F12 and I see another option named "...
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How to extend root partition volume using GParted on 14.04?

I recently received a notification after the latest updates (Ubuntu 14.04.4) that I am running out of space on my root folder. I performed sudo apt-get cleanbut the space freed doesn't seem to be ...
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Ubuntu messed up my Windows 10 boot

I booted a Ubuntu 16.04 Live USB and installed onto an external HDD. In the partitioning step I had it install grub to the external HDD, not my internal Windows 10 HDD. But when I rebooted the ...
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Unable to recognize hard disks in 16.04

I opened my desktop box and I saw 2 physical hard disks. In Disks I can see /sda and /sdb, and but cannot access them or format them. If I try to format them, I got this error: Error ...
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ALERT! /dev/mapper/edbunto--g-root does not exist Error. Dropping to a Shell! [duplicate]

So I am stupidly new to Linux, like I wasn't even the one who installed it unto my computer. I'm am using Ubuntu as the Linux software and I was tinkering around when I found something called Disk ...
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How to move GRUB from the MBR to another partition?

So, I'm fairly new to Ubuntu. My current set-up is dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu, what I want to do is move the GRUB from the MBR to another partition so I can encrypt the Windows 10 partition ...
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Problems installing Windows 10 after Ubuntu

I know that the recommended way of dual-booting is Windows first, Ubuntu second but when I purchased my computer, I got fed up with Windows' crap way faster than I expected so I impulsively clean ...