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

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slow hard disk Ubunto 14.04 ext4 on thinkpad dual boot

Ext4 - is it slower? Have a Thinkpad with 8GB drive , 4 processors. Intel® Core™ i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz × 4 . Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with updates applied. File reading is very slow. IDE STS hangs when a ...
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Recover data from formatted LVM (Luks, Ext3) after Ubuntu installed over it

I have a 1TB HDD and some days ago I did a mess That disk had: One EXT3 partition ( / ) One EXT3 partition ( /boot ) One LUKS LVM which had a EXT3 partition of about 200 GB I wanted to replace ...
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Error while resizing partition before installation of Ubuntu. How can I get my data back? [duplicate]

It was a ~22 GBytes first windows partition (with loader). I wanted to split it on 2: 13 GB and 9 GB. In the middle of process was an error with something similar to "unable to write data on media (on ...
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My harddisk partition isn't visible under Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu!

here is what i did and what happened: I reduced my Harddisk (D) size by 200 GB (Windows is running on C (separate SSD) and on D i have installed some programms and a lot of data) Now i installed ...
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Make RAID on one harddrive, but many partitions?

I have been reading a lot about raids and I want to get my hands dirty. The goal: Virtualize a copy of ubuntu and play around with raid. This means that there won't be more than one HD, hell the OS ...
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Resizing wubi disk size does not reflect the increase in /dev/loop0

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I used the instructions at : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ResizeWubiDisk to increase ubuntu disk size(I used the live resize option). Following are my observations : ...
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How to extend files system [duplicate]

I am running trusty tahr under vmware fusion 6.03 on a MAC mavericks. I installed trusty tahr using defaults given by fusion - specifically a 20GB VM. I want to increase that to 40GB. Using VM ...
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“merging” multiple hardrives for Ubuntu 14.04 install

I have 3 hardrives inside my laptop 2 of which currently house other opperating systems but have a empty partitions of 8 and 9 gigabye and the third is just 12 gB (currently not partitioned at all). ...
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What is the proper way to move from a SCSI drive based install to a virtual machine (mulitple partitions & software raid)?

I realize that many of the individual things that I am asking have been covered to varying degrees, but I am the unfortunate inheritor of this very goofy system that is on it's last legs. It consists ...
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Help me for my Ubuntu Partition?

I am new at Ubuntu but very interested. I need help for my drive partitioning. PC details: DELL Vostro 1014 | HDD 320GB, RAM 2GB and storage media as seen in the following screenshots. I want to ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB 3.0 stick? Suggestions

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an 16GB flash USB 3.0 stick and performances are quite good however I wonder whether installing it on an external USB 3.0 hard drive would increase the general speed. I ...
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Windows7 cannot find Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I recently partitioned my hard drive which was running on Ubuntu 14.04LTS, using a USB flash. Then I installed Windows7 on the new partition. Now I cannot find the Ubuntu OS. I expected at startup to ...
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I am one step closer to installing ubuntu, back is grayed out and I was stupid enough to not make a backup

Ok, so yeah, i've been stupid enough not to make a backup and 1 step closer to installing ubuntu. What I need is that is windows totally safe and not gonna be touched I made a new partition from ...
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How can I safety install Ubuntu alongside Windows without automatically creating a swap partition?

I want to use a swap file instead of partition. I don't have any experience in using partition manager. I don't want to lose my current data on disk. I tried Wubi before and got a bad experience.
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Will Ubuntu Live CD move MFT to resize NTFS volumes?

I have a feeling some will consider this a duplicate, but please hear me out. I've been reading tons of questions and threads around this but have never really found an answer for this specifically. ...
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Difficulty in partitioning after installation [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu12. While installing I haven't created any Partition. I am trying to create one now, but it not allowing me to do that, saying, 'The device is busy'. Please help.
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Folder Permissions for new partition - can't move files

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I used the install CD to repartition my HD by resizing /dev/sda1 and creating /dev/sda3 as a Primary Partition. I named it "Media". When I reboot from HD, when I try to move ...
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Weird Ubuntu Desktop Boot Partition On External Hard Drive

I have a Thinkpad with Windows 7. Last time I installed an Ubuntu/Windows dual boot, Windows was never same after and regularly got corrupted so this time, I installed Ubuntu on a separate external ...
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Can't automatically mount ext4 partitions under Ubuntu 14.04 (but can mount NTFS ones)

So I just got alongside my Windows 8.1 a cool Ubuntu 14.04 and quite happy with it (my default OS now). I just have a problem: the fact that I can't mount ext4 partitions at boot is quite annoying. I ...
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Installing problems with 14.04 alongside Windows 7

I've tried to install 14.04 with a DVD. First the 64-bit version. It went all fine until I was asked how I wanted it installed. I chose alongside Windows 7, and it asked me to remove the installation ...
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New laptop, Windows 8.1, attempting dual install. Ubuntu installer doesn't 'see' existing OS

Though I've used Ubuntu for a few years, I'm new to installation. Previously I had help and now I'm doing it alone (moved across the world). Windows 8.1 came preinstalled on my new laptop (Toshiba ...
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Trouble installing Xubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7

I wiped my disk clean and decided to dual boot Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 in my laptop. I started by installing Windows 7 and created two 50Gb partitions - one for each SO - and other ~200Gb ...
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Dual boot :Windows 7 partition deleted after Kubuntu 14.04 install…Weird!

I've bought two new SSD's in order to install Kubuntu on one and Win 7 on the other one. Before I had Linux Mint and Win7 together one just one SSD. So first I installed win7 as recommended, and then ...
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Partitioning for ubuntu

My PC has only one operating system installed: Windows 7 on single partition C:. Is it necessary to partition it before installing Ubuntu alongside with Windows 7 or can I simply install Ubuntu in ...
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Downloading Ubuntu onto a flash drive [duplicate]

So I have two flash drives in, one is running Ubuntu as a live cd and I'm using that to install Ubuntu on the other. I've gone through the download process, clicked on "something else" and now I have ...
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Ubuntu's partition not recognized?

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ EVERYTHING: most people post answers that are literally out of context, which is frustrating! I am in big trouble right now. My Ubuntu partition is not recognized and ...
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Creating Swap Partition

Hello I am very new user of Linux. I am going to install Ubuntu 14.0.4 and have two questions: The partition in which the Ubuntu will be installed, what would be the partition type primary or ...
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Am I suppose to have a small or hidden partition HD?

I am pretty new to ubuntu and linux in general. So, here is my question, when I upgraded my ubuntu 12 to 13.04 and 13.10. I have to make an adjustment on my hard drive before installing os. after ...
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Reading Partition Start and End in TestDisk

I'm using TestDisk in an attempt to recover a partition gone terribly awry. Identifying the partition in question should simply be a matter of simply recognizing the location in the disk that it ...
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Virtual filesystem acting as a clone+difference of a master filesystem

At my company about 10 devs share an ubuntu dev server. We have separate code directories, but due to our database size (about 50 GB), it isn't practical to clone the mysql database for each ...
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I can't find my HDD(hard disk)

I have installed Ubuntu removing windows 7. Now i can't find my Hard disk drive. I tried these command. sudo fdisk -l it shows me there are 3 hard disk named : dev/sda1, sda2, sda5. but when i ...
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Resize hard drive partition to make more space for /var

I am running out of space in the /var partition. I have plenty of space in my /home partition. How do I shrink the /home partition to make more space for the /var partition? I have read some blogs ...
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Problem expanding Ubuntu partition

I have 50 GBs of unallocated space on my hard drive and I want to expand my Ubuntu partition to fill that space; however, when I run gparted in a live version of Ubuntu and turn the swap off, it only ...
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Decrease Windows partition and increase Ubuntu partition data loss?

I currently have no space left on my hard drive, but I want to increase my Ubuntu partition which would also require me to decrease the size of my Windows partition, but will doing this with Gpart or ...
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Command-line: Create new partition using the largest continuous free space

I want a shell script to create a new partition on /dev/sdb using all the available partitioned space, without touching existing partitions. My aim would be to create a new encrypted luks partition, ...
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Repartitioning in 14.94 To Add Home Partion

I have 32 bit 14.04 installed as the only OS on a older Toshiba Laptop. Unfortunately, when I installed it I did not set up a \home partition, which I had intended to do. What I want to do is to set ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit install alongside Windows 7

I've tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows 7 OS, following the exact procedure given by the Ubuntu website and random other tutorials. I've tried with a LiveCD and with a USB stick ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 with Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on two older (XP) computers. Had issues, so installed Lubuntu 14.04 (via USB, since one of the computers had no DVD drive). The program I used to create the USB ...
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Installation Failed Due To Partition

When i tried to install ubuntu 13.10 instead of red hat , something like /dev/mapper/volgroup showed up in my installation type screen, and during the install it ended up showing that grub is failed ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside 12.04 LTS

I just tried to install the 14.04 LTS version of Ubuntu alongside with the 12.04 LTS version using the "live CD" I faced the problem (The installation freezed) after clicking on "Install" button when ...
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Error:No Such Device … Grub Rescue>_ [duplicate]

I am a totally new Ubuntu user. I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS side by side.I have 2 HDD- one 160 GB and 1TB. I decided to delete ubuntu and change to ubuntu 12.04 as 14.04 does not have much ...
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Why did Ubuntu 14.04 create a 15.8GB swap partition?

I started with Windows 7 on 120GB SSD and Ubuntu 14.04 32bit installed on 60GB partition on separate 1TB HDD. I just did a fresh reinstall of 14.04 64bit on the 1TB HDD. In the installation set up ...
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Run Gparted over SSH

I am using a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and I started building a Samba server at home I am using Ubuntu-Server 14.04 for this machine. I use Webmin and SSH (depending on the job) to configure my ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7, though the NTFS partition is accessible

I have a dual boot laptop (Ubuntu 12.04.4/Windows 7) with a failing hard disk. S.M.A.R.T. current pending sector count has started to rise and the system takes a few minutes to boot in both Ubuntu and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer won't recognize free spaces

I use disk management in windows 8 to free some spaces(50 GB). In the installing there was two options: 1-replace Ubuntu 2-Something else. I choose something else but it shows two drives but I have ...
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How to split currently used partition on Ubuntu server?

I would like to split a currently used partition that is mounted to /usr directory. I did this because / only had 1 gb of data allocated to it. Now, I did not account for the /home directory when I ...
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partitioning in ubuntu with gparted cant resize

I opened gparted and as i can see i have 3 partitions(or i think so) first one sda1 (236 mb) its ext2 type file and its booting point, second one is sda2(rest of the hdd 1.36 tb) extended ntfs type ...
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Want to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows XP on an pld PC [duplicate]

MS Windows XP Professsional SP2 Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.66GHz, 991MB RAM, VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP My PC is fairly old, about 5 yrs to be exact. Want to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows XP. Please ...
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best way to enlarge system partition

I have a problem - I need to enlarge my system partition. I mean - when I initially installed Ubuntu, I split the partition so I have 15GB for system and the rest (around 400) pointed at /home/. This ...
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Windows partition recognized as unallocated space

I am new to Linux. I was trying to dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu when I came across this: ubuntu installer won't recognize windows as an OS and the C drive is recognized as "unallocated space" by ...