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

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Choosing what partition to install ubuntu

From my experience with installing Ubuntu, I have never been able to physically choose which partition the OS is installed on. As long as I had an unallocated partition, it did the job. However, I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04/Win 10 Dual Boot install: Cannot reduce partition below 50% in Windows, Ubuntu does not detect drive

first timer here. Checked the documentation, don't see a solution. I'm a casual *nix user but I can follow your commands. -- I am having trouble installing for a dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16....
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Replacing Lubuntu with Ubuntu

I installed Lubuntu 16.04, and noticed quite a few bugs. I want to remove this OS, and put Ubuntu 14.04 on instead. When giving the Linux partition back to Windows, I understand that you need to put ...
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Mac bootable live USB with over 4gb persistence [closed]

I'm trying to create a live USB that is bootable on Mac and has over 4gb of persistent storage. I've used the Mac Bootable USB Loader to make it Mac bootable, which works. I've attempted to follow the ...
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Extend Partition To Entire Drive

I am currently dual booting Win 10 and Ubuntu, in order for me to try it out and ensure I could get the exact same functionality from my Ubuntu install that I could from Windows (I know they are not ...
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Disk partition on Windows resulted in: GRUB rescue error: no such partition. Ubuntu boot folder does not exist on any partition

I knew almost nothing about file systems and that caused the large story for me. There were many questions on this topic and nothing could help me. Sequence of the story is next: 1) I had on my ...
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Problems with second hard drive (not detected until click, and extra win10 loader)

I've recently become an Ubuntu convert from windows 10, and i've really loved it so far. It's really far better than windows for development and alot of other things I do regularly. However, there ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 booting to black screen with blinking cursor when adding additional hard drives

I recently updated my home Server to 16.04, undeniably the worst decision as I did not do it properly and just updated without backing up. Save all of the comments of back ups and what have you.I have ...
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Grub2 installation from liveCD on HDD without installing linux

Before everything I would like to apologize, since english is not my mother tongue, I might do some grammar mistakes, I'm deeply sorry for the inconvinience. If i'm asking for help, it is because I've ...
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Swap partition is not mounted by default at boot in ubuntu 16.04 after resizing partitions

I resized my ubuntu partition using gparted from a live cd. I first turned off swap, then deleted it. Then I resized the partition and created a new swap and turned swap on and rebooted. After that, ...
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Boot widnows from grub prompt

I'm quite a noob with linux and I'm experiencing some huge troubles with an Ubuntu 16 installation. My system is composed of 2 disks: Windows 10 and Grub on the first (sda) and Ubuntu 16 on the ...
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Triple Boot: Win 7, Win 10, Ubuntu: How to uninstall Win 7 without disturbing Grub and Win 10 Boot Loader?

As the question states. I'd like to completely remove my Windows 7 OS partition, and maintain the other two Os'es, i.e. Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I know that issues can arise that disturb the boot ...
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Enable to recover data and linux partition after windows 10 upgrade

I have a dual-boot windows 8 and Ubuntu with a NTFS data partition on my laptop. After a forced migration to windows 10, my computer restarted on grub rescue mode and i was enable to boot on ubuntu ...
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What is Gparted doing when scanning for partitions?

Gparted is extremely more slow when looking for partitions than any command line counterpart. Can anybody explain to me what is Gparted doing that the other tools do not do, in this time? Here are ...
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Make directory look like partition in file-managers

I have made directory in my ~ directory for storing my working files, with name work, added there symlinks to Documents, Downloads, Pictures and such. Now I want to make it look in the system as ...
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Merging partitions of an Ubuntu virtual machine with no data loss in Windows

My problem is very similar to this one: How to change partitions on Ubuntu virtual machine? But the difference is that I'm using the Ubuntu virtual machine with VMware in Windows. How can I expand a ...
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partitions not showing while installing ububtu 15.04

While installing Ubuntu none of my partitions are showing. I have Win 10 on dual boot which was running before installing Ubuntu . On a live boot all of my data is safe untill now & my Win 10 is ...
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ubuntu system partition is running out of space and the swap partition is 16GB

This is the output of lsblk on my server: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 64G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 ...
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How to automatically back up multi-partition harddrive?

I have a laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. I would like a quick process to perform nightly backups of the entire hard drive. The ideal scenario would be to plug laptop into a hard drive, boot ...
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Mounting Windows 3.1 Harddrive via USB Enclosure

I have recently unearthed my old windows 3.1 machine from the attic and was surprised to see it still works. At a minimum, I would like to back up data from the hard drive and, perhaps, create an ...
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Dual boot Android/Ubuntu Touch - from sdcard?

I have an Aquaris E5 Ubuntu edition, and also an Android phone. As an experiment, I would like to make both of these dual boot both Ubuntu Touch and Android, and I've already found this: https://...
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Stuck On Ubuntu's Installation Type Screen. Please Help

I am trying to install Ubuntu (Dual Boot) on my Windows PC. When I get to the Installation Type menu I am not given any options other than what can be seen in the image. I'm hesitant to click Install ...
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Re-sizing an extended partition using Gparted

Before anyone jumps to conclusions after reading only the title: no this is not a duplicate of other questions because none of the solutions for similar problems have worked for me. I am trying to ...
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Windows 10 broken after install Ubuntu

So I was with just windows 10 installed and I installed Ubuntu 16 here and now I can't boot windows 10 here's my paste boot info: http://paste2.org/gMBhJyMp If I check the windows partition with ...
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How to create extended partition if I only have unallocated space?

a while ago, I asked a question about partitions and it was recommended to me to create an extended partition to install my Linux on. However, it seems like I cannot just create extended partition ...
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How to fix “unusable disk space” error?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 for the first time in order to dual-boot it alongside Windows 7. I've freed up some space in my hard-drive, started the installation via USB and I'm having some ...
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How to upgrade drives in mdadm RAID?

Server that runs mdadm RAID1 2x 1TB HDD needs to be upgraded to 2x 4TB. After I want to configure mdadm monitor to send me e-mail if anything happens to RAID. What is the safest way to do this and ...
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How to re-size hard drive partitions

I am struggling to divide my hard drive into two or more partitions. Evidently, I made a mistake when installing Ubuntu and now I have only one disk which takes the the whole space. I tried to use ...
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What is it, and do I have to increase the allocated space for /dev/sda1?

I'm pretty new in managing space in Ubuntu. I attached the screenshot of system monitor from my PC. What does /dev/sda1 is related to ? I see the space alloted to it by default is very less. Is ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 causes boot problem (error: no such partition) [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my desktop computer. I use grub to boot each time the computer is started and I choose which OS to boot. I upgraded to Windows 10 today and when the computer restarted ...
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Ubuntu Installation: Can't Create Partition on USB Stick

I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 in a USB Stick. However, it seems I cannot make any partition in this stick. I have attached an image. Picture: 'New Partition Table' is disabled Now I tried to ...
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How to create a shared partition between Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7

I had read this how-to manual, however, I'm not sure how to proceed with my partitions. Here is a list of my partitions: I will appreciate any help.
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Having Trouble with Ubuntu install alongside my windows 10 OS

So please bear with me as I am really new with installing a linux OS, and I am trying to install one off a flashdrive using rufus. I've been mainly following youtube tutorials to do this, and most ...
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Attempting to Install 3 Operating Systems at once

So, I am currently trying to install 3 OS's on my laptop (MSI A6200). I already have Ubuntu & Kali installed but, I am looking to install ParrotSecOS as well. I know that a question like this has ...
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Recover files from Damaged Partitiohn

I was using Ubuntu 10.10 with VirtualBox for my virtual machines. I think my hdd has some bad sectors because after one reset Ubuntu failed to start. After running fsck -y from live CD some changes ...
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How can I remove icons mistakenly placed on the desktop?

Everything went great with the Ubuntu installation and setup. The 1000 mb hard drive is divided in half with ubuntu on one half and windows XP on the other half. I now regret not making the XP side ...
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Disk partition type changed to GPT after crash, need to recover

I need some help recovering a lost partition on my fileserver. I run a virtualized Ubuntu 14.4 (under Vsphere 6) with a lot of disks (7 assigned to the server). Last week, my power supply crashed. ...
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grub menu issue after windows 10 update

I recently updated my Windows partition to Windows 10, and it removed the grub menu. I have experienced this before, and there is much online about it. However, I have an issue that I haven't found a ...
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Why can't ubuntu install detect my other drives?

I was going install 14.04 on my desktop but because of the bad word rendering during the installation and searched up, found out using the newest ubuntu won't have such problem so I downloaded ...
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All LVM enabled ubuntu installations have the same name

This guestion is not particularly new. The problem has been around for some time. Two "ubuntu-vg" partitions unable to mount due to naming clash Unable to mount an LVM Hard-drive after ...
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File system has only XX mb space remaining

I recently installed Ubuntu (dual boot with windows 10) and getting this error consistently. I created a 20Gb partition while installing. I have 500 odd GB free so it cannot be due to space problems. ...
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Ubuntu not recognizing free space on partition

I recently expanded my Xubuntu partition with a G-parted live usb drive. It all went well, no errors or anything. However the OS refuses to accept the extra free space, still saying I only have 42 ...
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Unable to boot without 'grub rescue> ' commands [closed]

I have a system with dual boot (debian 8/ windows 8)After i formatted a drive from windows 8 i'm unable to boot even from usb, always it says 'Unknown Filesystem'. Now, I can only boot the linux by ...
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GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted

I have a Ubuntu 14.04.02. As I updated it,there was booting problem on my laptop.After some try it started.How I don't know.So I started fixing my grub as it was also not working. So after seeing some ...
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Dual Boot: Directly booting to Xubuntu without giving me option to boot Ubuntu MATE

I first installed Xubuntu in my laptop. I then installed Ubuntu MATE choosing the option 'Something else' in the installer to create manual partitions. I created a 60GB space for / and 30GB space for /...
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Can I shrink another drive apart from C to make space for Ubuntu installation?

My C drive has 100 GB space 50% of which is used. I have four different drives. (One physical HDD worth 1TB). Can I shrink A drive which is 263 GB and take out 30 GB space from it for /home and swap? ...
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Increase the space on /tmp [duplicate]

I'm getting following error; vp-bash: cannot create temp file for here-document: No space left on device df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 3.6G 3.5G 0 ...
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Why can't I write to my external NTFS hard drive, even though my permissions are set?

On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with a 500GB external WD Hard Drive. After formatting to NTFS, I can not write files using the graphical Files explorer, I get the pop up error seen below: Pop up error copying ...