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

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VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem

I'm using a Ubuntu 14.04 server. There are errors in the /var/log/syslog file, like this: Jun 26 11:25:36 compute4 kernel: [64813.543046] FAT-fs (nbd4): bogus number of reserved sectors Jun 26 ...
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Cannot boot into live windows cd/usb - Having trouble with partitioning

I can boot into gparted live cd yet I cannot boot into win 7 live cd, neither can boot into live xp usb(I am sure this usb works). I believe, most probably, the problem is my partitioning. I've seen ...
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My Notebook Wont Pass Motherboard Boot Screen after Ubuntu

I've just installed an Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. I had an windows 8 installed on it before. Created a new partition for installing the ubuntu through Easus Partition Master (Windows) The Linux ...
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Resize disk in VMware

Trying to make the disk size larger in Ubuntu 15.04 server running in VMware ESXi 5.5 Steps done: downloaded vm from server to local fusion app running os osx. resized the disk space allocation ...
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Installing Ubuntu LXLE on 4GB SSD and external /home partition

I have been trying to install Ubuntu LXLE on a 4GB SSD with no other hard disks in an old laptop. It fails during install and I have found out that it is because it takes about 4150MB for a full ...
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Dual boot with windows and user GRUB

I have 3 storage devices. An SSD with windows on it and 2 HDDs. I want to install Ubuntu on one of the HDDs but I want it in a way that when the computer starts up I get the GRUB selection thing. Im ...
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I want to install ubuntu on main hdd ams then have two additional drives set up in raid 1 for storage needs.

I want to do a fresh install of Ubuntu on my machine using a total of three hardrives. I want my small 500gb HDD as my boot and main storage for my system. I then want my dual 1tb HDD set up in a raid ...
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Increasing partion size on Ubuntu 15.04

I have a dual-boot system with Windows 8 and ubuntu 15.04. I want to increase the ubuntu partition size but I have liveCD only for 14.04. Can I still run the live CD and use gparted from it to modify ...
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problem with selecting drive to install ubuntu 14.04

when I tried to install I selected the option to remove windows and install, but afterwards 1 TB space was deleted from all the partitions n installed.. when I tried making partitions, when I select ...
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Why when i try to create a partition to run windows alongside ubuntu does it always fail?

When I try to shrink the partition in gparted i get this error GParted 0.18.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize Libparted 2.3 Shrink /dev/sda1 from 692.69 GiB to 300.63 GiB 00:48:59 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer for dual-booting with win10 doesn't recognize any partition

Im facing the following issue on a new desktop machine: I installed Win 10 Insider Preview made a fat32 Partition on a USB stick, extracted x64 ubuntu iso to it and set boot flag one ssd where win10 ...
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Urgent. unknown filesystem grub rescue ubuntu

I have linux under windows partition. I have 4 disks in which one of them windows is installed and 2 for data. Another one is 15gb hard drive, Which always asks me to format either i open it in ...
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Partition Table dell latitude e7240

I tried to create a new partition my dell latitude e7240. Ubuntu was installed in the factory. I haven't deleted anything but can't get the machine to boot. would someone share an image of their ...
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Optimal/typical configuration for dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I've got Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu 14.04. After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 my Grub has been trashed, and I now need to try and fix it. Using boot-repair, in 20 different permutations of settings, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot after running windows drive on PC EFI / LVM question?

I have an Acer desktop box that came with a windows 7 on the hard drive. I added a 1TB hard drive (with the windows 7 original drive disconnected) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 using the LVM option. As ...
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Can't repair Windows 8 boot after installing Ubuntu

I’m new to Ubuntu. I installed it because I couldn’t fix the Wi-Fi limited connection problem of Windows 8.1, so I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows and the installation went OK. I can now use Ubuntu ...
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How to install Ubuntu Server 14.04 on unallocated space [alongside windows]?

I wanted to make my desktop a web-server for some experimentation and hence thought of making my pc a dual booting system (I wanted to install ubuntu server 14.04 LTS alongside windows 8.1 ). So I ...
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not able to access one of the ext3 partition on ubuntu 14.04

i have one harddisk, on which only one os is installed. Before few days everything was working fine i.e. i was able to access all the partition. I accidentally formatted one of the partition to ext3 ...
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Ubuntu startup problem after installation

I recently purchased HP 14-V230TX model and I install Ubunt v14.04.2 LTS using separate partition. After installation, it doesn't show choices of OS to choose. I tried to boot using F9 but it only ...
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How do I access data from another partition?

My previous installation of Ubuntu 14.04 got stuck in a black screen because I went to update. I've now managed to install another Ubuntu 14.04 on another partition, sda4. How can I retrieve my files ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows: No way to create new partition to be the root in free disc space; options greyed out

I tried to do some solutions specified in the internet but all the answers say you are not specifying any partition to be the root partition (the main system partition).As already mentioned i ...
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How to definitively remove old physical device name

I did something wrong when creating partition type, partition and lvm physical volume. I removed a wrong named partition vdb1 into /dev/vdb virtual physical storage and renamed a new created one with ...
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Lost my Ubuntu 14.04 Partition

I'm a new Linux user. I had partitioned my 1TB hard-drive as 700GB Windows 8.1 and Rest for Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I would boot up my laptop I would get an option to choose between Ubuntu and Windows, ...
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14.04 unable to boot after formatting different primary drive in Acer r7

I have owned my Acer r7 for about a year now and within the first week I installed a 120gb evo msata as a secondary boot drive running ubuntu 14.04. I had setup luks encryption and all partitions ...
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How do I setup JBOD by installing Lubuntu?

I want to setup JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) with Btrfs on Lubuntu 15.04.
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Creating partion like in windows for Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have 320 GB hard drive, I want to install Ubuntu 14.04LTS as stand alone operating system, currently I Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I want to make partition in such a way that if in the future i format my hard ...
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how to create partition in 15.04 while installing?

Hi I installed Ubuntu using erase disk and install Ubuntu but I want a partition like in windows to keep my data separate. I used method something else I created as shown in Ubuntu help page .but when ...
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GRUB won't let me boot into Windows 7 recovery partition

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot setup using GRUB. I need to reinstall Windows 7, but I only have the recovery partition, no installation CD. I read that to boot into the partition, you hit ...
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Swap sharing Windows and Ubuntu

This question has been asked before but not in this manner. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15 dual booting on an SSD, A secondary HDD is currently has a partition at the end that is NTFS formatted ...
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Dual boot partitioning positioning

Actually i tried to do a dual boot with different positions of partitions. To be more clear, i found that speed of READ/WRITE depends on it position on HDD. So i tried 2 cases. Partitions were in ...
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A phantom partition after formatting hdd twice.

http://i.stack.imgur.com/EPlb1.png Help me out, guys! I wanted to try out kubuntu 15.04 and I didn't like it, so I formatted my hdd (whole) and installed ubuntu - now I have a phantom partition which ...
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How do I move a unallocated space in one extended to another extended partition?

I had someone help me set up the partitions on my laptop a few years ago and now I've lost touch with them. I need to move the unallocated space from one extended partition to the other extended ...
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ubuntu fails to boot after erasing windows

I have been having problems with my sister's Lenovo ThinkPad L440. She erased her windows partition alongside Ubuntu. It had a 100 MB boot partition and the actual OS. It was not surprising that it ...
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alert does not exist. dropping to a shell (external disk)

It used to be simple start the system from an external disk/usbstick. "But why make it simple when you can do in complex" I am trying boot ubuntu from USB-stick (xubuntu that is). What I have done ...
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Creating a shared data partition with Windows or Ubuntu?

I have a HP Pavillion laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my hard drive for a dual boot, and I am thinking about creating a shared partition accessible through ...
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recovery of files from the home folder to delete the kernel by accident

I'm starting to use linux and decided to use ubuntu 14.10 mate! one of them was that of an innocent I ended up deleting my kernel system in order to increase the space in the folder/boot ja that my ...
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Useless partition?

I deleted a swap partition on /dev/sda6. The next time I booted my computer, grub gave me a message saying "no such partition", along with the recue prompt. I used my rescue CD and messed around with ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu on Mac using newest version of Yosemite

The good folks at Apple are not so helpful. So, hopefully the Ubuntu community knows what to do. Using my Macbook Pro, it appear the newest version of OS X Yosemite (10.10.3) does not allow mac ...
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No GRUB after install ubuntu 15.04 with windows 7 Tried boot-repair and EasyBCD

I'm new to Linux or Ubuntu, installed Ubuntu in one computer no problem. On this Sony can't make it work. Already try boot repair, Easy BCD 2.2 from windows and still doesn't work. Received this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Hardware RAID 5 and LVM

I have an existing database server setup with RAID5 (3pcs 1 TB disk - usable is 2TB). One of its partition is /data is LVM. There is production data already in there so we opted to create another ...
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How can i make my Ubuntu Partition bigger from gparted?

I recently installed Ubuntu (2 days ago) and i want to make my Ubuntu partition bigger using gparted i put the linux-swap thing off and then i added more space to my extended partition and then tried ...
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Odd behavior with certain disks and mounting

Whenever I mess around with a disk, (not quite exactly sure what triggers it), Ubuntu's partition searching system seems to bug out. I was trying to set up my camera SD card to auto-mount and when ...
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Could not access an NTFS drive after making it auto-mount, Ubuntu 14.04 (Win7 not installed)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN. After making an NTFS drive auto-mount from Disks->Edit Mount Options->Automatic Mount Options->Mount at Startup(Checked). There are 3 volumes in Disks ...
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I am having trouble mounting my external hard drive

I get the error Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/harish/My Passport: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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Booting from Lubuntu on USB with several partitions

Here's my goal: a fully self-contained Lubuntu 14.04.2 installation on a 256GB USB pen drive that I have, which also has an NTFS partition that Windows can read. The drive is /dev/sdd. I started by ...
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LUKS encryption over ecryptfs

My /home partition under Ubuntu is default encrypted (ecryptfs), but now the system isn't mounting it. Even worse, I don't even find the folder after encrypting for a second time with LUKS. This is ...
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Unwedging a memory stick

I have a memory stick with a (probably corrupted) copy of the Kubuntu 14.10 installation. I wanted to overwrite it with the 15.04 installation, but it seems to have a read-only vfat partition that ...
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How can I make proper use of subvolumes in btrfs?

In the past, I've always used three ext4 partitions to fulfill my needs: /dev/sda2: / /dev/sda3: /home /dev/sda4: /mnt/Data Right now, I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 with the btrfs filesystem. After ...
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initramfs, faulty or not working partition

I've had a problem plaguing me for a few days. I had a buggy version of 14.04 installed for a while now, and I told myself enough is enough and plugged a USB flash drive with the 15.04 iso on it and ...
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re-install does not format selected drives

I installed ubuntu 14.10 on my Acer with new Codestarter. everything was fine, until ungraded to 15.10. The process also went fine - except occasional WiFi connections. Recently, I decided ...