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

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Ubuntu 14.04.2 installer does not recognize partitions when trying to install dual-boot alongside Windows 8.1

I'm trying to follow the guide by Luis Alvarado at Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) for installing Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI in dual boot with Windows 8.1. I ...
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Partitioning SSD+HDD for ubuntu installation

Ok, I bought a new Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB; What I'm intending to do is have a fresh ubuntu installation on my SSD along with a spinning hard drive I previously owned. I read through a lot of ...
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Installing Ubuntu On a Seperate HDD

I was wondering if I could install ubuntu on a 500GB HDD while there are already 2 other HDDs in RAID 0 with windows 8 installed. Any help is appreciated.
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How to format a drive with Ubuntu on it

Is it possible to format a drive with Ubuntu on it. I've tried the gpart way and I could only get the format option for the small partition, leaving the large main partition intact. After that I could ...
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Install ubuntu server how to set up the partitioning schame I want?

I want to split up the lvm but it keeps trying to do 80gb a / How can I get the installer to do so? (aka debian) with a seperate /home and /var as a minimum?
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How to fix partition table where partitions are moved outside of drive and are overlapping?

So, I was trying to do a resize of a partition to make a partition for my linux install. As such I simply tried doing a resize on my Windows OS partition. Performed the resize using GParted. Created a ...
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Fix corrupted mSATA boot drive

I was given an disk image for an embedded device. I connect the mSATA drive through a USB 3 enclosure. I did sudo dd if=system.img of=/dev/sdb instead of sudo dd if=system.img of=/dev/sdb1. This ...
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How do I change the minimum space on a partition?

I recently got ubuntu and arch linux, ubuntu for being useful and arch linux to learn how everything works. i have an 80gb hard drive and want to seperate everything into 40gbs for ubuntu and 30 for ...
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Internal drives partitions are not showing!

I'm using Sony-Vaio netbook with 2GB ram and 250GB hdd. I've installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS which I'm enjoying very much. I've 4 partitions as under: /dev/sda1 >> 30GB >> Linux /dev/sda2>> 10GB>> ...
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Windows, Ubuntu and Grub with multiple disks

I have a laptop with one built-in SSD of 128GB. I use an ultrabay SSD of 256GB instead of my CD/DVD player that I use from time to time. My plan is to have Windows as primary OS on the built-in SSD, ...
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baktrack installation stopped, the computer will not boot

this is my first time in the forum. I run a hp laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu on it (lucid lynx I think). I was running baktrack on a usb on this laptop, when I by mistake used the install.sh with ...
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Can't match Ubuntu partitions w/Windows partitions for installation of Ubuntu

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a Windows 8.1 PC. I get as far as the "Installation type" window. Several partitions(I think) are listed. None of them match any Windows names or sizes. I ...
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Unable to mount hard disk partition in ubuntu 12.04

I accidentally unmounted my hard disk partition, and then clicked on "edit partition" to further break the partition. Now there's no option to mount and fdisk -l says: Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, ...
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Can't install Ubuntu from my USB stick [duplicate]

I am actually using the 'try ubuntu' option, just because I can't install it on my computer, at least without having to uninstall windows. By the way I am using a USB stick with ubuntu in it. When I ...
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Total newbee, Mac, is 222GB too much space in partition?

Can a partition on a Mac HD be too large for VM Ubuntu? I partitioned 222GB when I first got my Mac Mini ; it has a T hard drive.
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Installed dualboot ubuntu & win7 on two separate drives

First of all, I am total linux noob, so do not judge. I needed Ubuntu for dual-boot, and since I knew that I would not use it that often, I installed it on my other drive. The goal was to not have any ...
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How to make grub2 recognize other Ubuntu installations again?

Until 13.10 and the grub2 version used there (version number is 2.02~beta2-... since years/multiple Ubuntu releases) parallel Ubuntu installations on other partitions (both with and without separate ...
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How do I recover NTFS partition table ? [duplicate]

I have a hard disk formatted to NTFS partition type. I accidentaly wrote a ufs image (1 GB onto it). It has lots of important data . Can I recover the partition table and the data ? If yes, then how ...
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Expand Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I have 250Gb HDD that is splitted between Ubuntu (20 Gb) and Windows 8.1 (230Gb). Now I need to have more size for Ubuntu. I suppose scenario in my case should look like: Make Windows partition ...
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The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/shamim/52EA959BEA957C43: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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First time installing Ubuntu. Partition. Do I need swap area? I only have SSD

I want to install Ubuntu on my laptop (Thinkpad X201). I already have Windows 8 on my Laptop, so it will be a dual boot. My laptop has 4 GB RAM and a 120 GB SSD, but no HDD. My question is, for ...
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restore sd card to full capacity

I have faced a problem when all partition tools see my SD card as a card of 30 GB size. But when I bought the card I clearly remeber the card had 64 GB and moreover it is written on the card "ScanDisk ...
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Installing Ubuntu on main HDD drive together with Windows 8. To boot Ubuntu from disk-on-key

Despite the abundance of dual-boot issues lying in the World Wide Web, I decided to create the new topic with my specific question. I have a laptop Asus K55V + UEFI + 500Gb HDD + Windows 8 upgraded ...
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Entering Rescue mode after formatting Partition containing Ubuntu

So I Formatted the partition having Ubuntu and when I restarted it said error no such partition. Entering rescue mode... I tried following the online answers concerning listing all the partitions ...
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How to install Windows 8.1(10) in a pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04

I am currenty using Ubuntu 14.04 and I need to install Windows 10 as dual boot. I create new ntfs partition for install Windows, But I get the following error when selecting the desired partition: ...
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Ubuntu boot from another drive

I have two hard drives on my laptop, one of these is an SSD. First, I installed Windows 8.1 on the SSD and then, Ubuntu on other hard drive. I have partitioned the drive into 50GB while the rest is ...
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Install Windows 7 after Ubuntu on GPT

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with GPT partition as one /dev/sda: Now I want to install windows 7 in a dual boot. I see this Ask-Ubuntu post How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? ...
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Cannot find root partition

I have a problem with my laptop. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS next to Windows 8.1. It is the first time I am using Ubuntu. I don't know exactly what happened but somehow I damaged the Grub bootloader. ...
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Am I stupid or I just have a faulty USB drive?

Got a new and fancy USB 3.0 32gb thumb drive. Yay! It seemed to work the first couple days but now Disks gives this error Error creating file system: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sdb" ...
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Allocate disk space to partitions in a fresh install

I'm planing to do a fresh xubuntu install and am wondering about how I would best partition my hard drives, which are as follows: SSD - 128 GB HDD - 2 TB Right now, running ubuntu, I have the ...
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ntfs partition missing when I installed ubuntu mate 14.4 [duplicate]

I had a Windows 8.1 installed on C partition of my laptop. I had 2 partitions, C and D. Recently I installed Ubuntu Mate 14.04. but I don't know how to find my files on D partition. Should I mount or ...
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New Ububtu installation showing /dev/sda1 as mounted drive?

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04.2 afresh, and I think I might have made a mistake. When I made my backups, a part of that was /etc/fstab. When I restored all my data, I also restored that. Now, when I ...
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How to boot encrypted windows partition

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on a dedicated partition in my work machine. The Windows partition is encrypted with Symantec full disk encryption, and is not recognized by Ubuntu as Windows (and does ...
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Unique problem facing installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside preinstalled windows 8.1 on laptop lenovo z7080

I have recently buy lenovo z7080 laptop which has windows 8.1 pre-installed. I updated all the drivers and started to dual boot alongside windows with ubuntu 14.04LTS using dvd. I did enable legacy ...
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I want to resize my mount point partition of ubuntu 12.04 and install winndows 7 .HOw can I do that? [duplicate]

I want to resize the Ubuntu 12.04 partition and install Windows 7. How can I do that? Please refer to the screenshot of Gparted editor. I want to resize the dev/sda3 partition.
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New to Ubuntu - Initial install - Partitioning [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu but not to Linux. I am installing the latest Ubuntu server on a HP Laptop (DV6) and it has Windows 7 taking up the entire disk. I should state that I want to install Ubuntu and also ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu - stuck at 'Installation Type'

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my computer, but am stuck at choosing the device and partition to install to. I have three harddrives, one of them was going to be dedicated to Ubuntu, but two of the ...
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How to access my /home partition?

I am very new to Linux. I installed Ubuntu, tried to add a /home partition, messed up, formatted again, etc. Then finally I added /home by selecting "Something Else". Now I can see that I have a ...
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Migrating linux systems to VMware using rsync

Hello there :) As stated in the title, I am trying to migrate linux systems that I have to a virtual environment. I tried Vmware's tools such as converter standalone but that proved troublesome since ...
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Repair Grub after Clonezilla

I installed an partition image (Ubuntu 14.04) from another computer to my computer (previously Ubuntu 12.04) using clonezilla. The system partition on the other computer was sda1 and on my computer ...
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Complete I/O error HDD after doing dd

Ok, before reading this, I just want to say that this is not a duplicate post. I once owned a Seagate Momentus Thin 500GB that contains Windows 8. After messing up a bit, it restarted and what I saw ...
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Unable to access drive with installed ubuntu on dual boot system [duplicate]

I was using windows 8.1 for some days which was installed in C drive. I totally had 4 drives C, F, G, H. I installed Ubuntu as dual boot with windows 8.1. Now my only problem is that, I can't access F ...
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sudo permission errors or “command not found” errors when working on a hybrid SSD/HDD setup? (specific example: MATLAB installer)

Since my SSD is small, I still relegate it to only holding the OS. So, during Ubuntu install, I created a 60 GB partition for / on my SSD, and a 500 GB partition for /home on my HDD. However, now I ...
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How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 with multiple hard drives [duplicate]

I have only used Linux Mint before and installation was very straightforward and automatic. I just got a new laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1tb HDD. I have two questions: I don't need Ubuntu on the SSD ...
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Persistent Ubuntu on a USB drive

From the title, my question probably sounds very similar to old questions but as far as I can tell it is not. I've looked through many of those questions and have not found an answer to my complete ...
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What are my partitions?

This is the first time I made my laptop 100% Linux. I installed the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04.2. I am a windows user and in the ubuntu installation I selected "Erase Disk and Install Ubuntu". ...
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I Cant resize my main Partition [duplicate]

I Want to Make my Swap partition bigger, I didn't know exactly what swap was until I looked it up, So I set my swap partition as only 100 megabytes, I then learned that that is positively puny ...
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Install Ubuntu in a second drive and grub in the primary one

I currently have 2 HD's: 120Gb SSD - Used by the existing Windows 7 OS 2Tb HDD - Here I have the user folder and all the programs. I'm planning to install Ubuntu on my PC, but I would like to make a ...
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How can I partition my hard drive before installation? [duplicate]

I have been booting Ubuntu 14.04 through a USB and trying to install it, but when I get to the part that has to do with the hard drive, if I go through it normally by letting it edit the HDD itself, ...
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Is my Ubuntu installation lost?

I used to have Ubunut 14.04.1 and Windows 8.1 with dual boot. I needed to reinstall windows 8.1, so I did. As you can imagine I lost GRUB. I found this page and followed the instructions... did not ...