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

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Moving Bootcamp Partition to Empty Space

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on my late 2009 iMac. I would like to triple-boot it with my already existing Mac and Bootcamp partitions. I am following this tutorial and it says Use Bootcamp ...
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Persistent Ubuntu 14.04 USB fails to boot after creation of ext4 casper-rw partition

This question is related to IMMERZL's answer in the series "How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB". I used UUI to create the persistent bootable USB using 14.04.1 amd64 ISO. I ...
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PPC PReP Boot from image disk

I have a disk image, which in turn is divided into four sections. Osnavnaya task to extract the contents PPC PReP Boot . That's partition table. Which is not similar to the partition table. sergey @ ...
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Grub not running after formating my first Ubuntu partition

I've had installed Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome alongside Windows 8 on my computer, but a few days ago, I decided to remove one of those Linux Ext4 partitions (Ubuntu, which Grub was also installed on it). ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 install does not show install alongside windows 7

I downloaded the Desktop 14.04.1 for my HP Pavilion dv7 running windows 7 64 it. I then followed the instructions to make a bootable usb drive to install Ubuntu. However, during the install process, ...
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can i find my files after installing ubuntu

I have a windows 8 OS with a C partition and a D partition. in the D partition i have important files, so i think i will do this: let the files in D. install Ubuntu 14.10 in C by formatting it and ...
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Nothing works only mouse moves

Ubuntu boots, shows desktop and mouse moves but no other interaction seems possible, no clicks, no ctr+alt+t. I've cloned my dual-boot Ubuntu(3.13.0-44?)/Win7 to a new SSD drive I copied only the ...
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Flash Drive Partitioning

I have been trying to use a Kingston 16gb flash drive that has worked great up until now It is unformatted but when I try to format it in Gparted, It says that I need to make a new partition table. ...
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Unable to go back to windows 8.1 and unable to open other partition

I have a Dell laptop that came installed with Windows 8.1. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04, but I'm unable to open Windows 8.1 any more and in Ubuntu there are other partitions but I cannot open them. ...
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Increased partition size of virtualbox installation succesfully; can't address extra space

and thanks in advance for reading. So I installed Ubuntu desktop (version 14.4) on my 64 bits Oracle VirtualBox (version 4.3.20). All fine. I gave it 10 GiB's of space. Also fine. Run it on an i7 and ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 instllation error, hdd encrypted

So I unknowingly selected the second option of installation with the encryption. I entered my password and click next. Then it said something and I hit go back then it froze. Happens so my battery ...
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Install 14.10 or 14.04 “Back” and “Continue” button greyed out during disk partition setting for dual boot. HELP!

This seems like a common issue for Ubuntu install. My problem is very much like this: "Back" and "Install Now" buttons grayed out in 14.04 installer However I'm not sure the ...
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Ubuntu14.04 Installer Crashes

I have been trying desperately to install one of the linux distros but I'm not having luck. Usually, the reason is GRUB not installing. Now, I'm not a linux guy and I rely on help from others. One of ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro, Two Hard Drives, and Ubuntu 14.04 alongside OS X 10.9.5.

I plan on using rEFInd to accomplish the dual boot. That part is OK. This next part though, I need a little guidance, or at least a suggestion or two. Anyway, 2011 MBP, 128 GB SSD, 500 GB HDD ...
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Chmod error changing permission read only file system

I have three main partitions on my disc /dev/sda: /dev/sda1 2048 117186559 58592256 83 Linux /dev/sda2 117186560 128905215 5859328 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda3 ...
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how to use dedicated swap partition for hibernation

Is there a very simple way to make Ubuntu use an SSD partition for memory swapping, while using a separate partition residing on a slower HDD for hibernation? that will enable hibernation in the case ...
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Ubuntu Installation Error

After inquiring if I can install Ubuntu on a different hard disk from Windows, I downloaded an official ISO of Ubuntu and burned it into a disc using InfraRecorder. I removed the hard disk which ...
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Triple boot Windows partition no longer works after Yosemite upgrade

The problem: After upgrading to OS X Yosemite, my triple boot through rEFInd no longer works as it did before. Specifically, I can boot into OS X and Ubuntu, but not Windows. Furthermore, the way I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 MATE dual boot PPC Mac OS 9 not bootable

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 the MATE edition alongside with my Mac operating systems on my eMac. Everything seemed to be going smoothly until I tried booting mac OS 9, all I got was the floppy disk ...
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(Solved) Can't boot Ubuntu anymore

I'm running a homebuild PC, Intel i5-4670K on a msi Z87-G41 motherboard with 2 HDD:s. The systems runs both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10 (formerly 14.04 when the problem first occurred). On one of the ...
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Trying to access/mount raid array with gpt partition table

My raid arrays seem to be giving me alot of hassle under linux. I have 2 RAID 0 arrays: - 2 x 120GB SSD with MBR partition table (windows 7 x64) - 2 x 3TB HDD with GPT partition table (data/storage) ...
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lvm VG on boot disk (array) not found with vgdisplay but VM VG seen

I have weird problem with VM server and two raid arrays: OS is installed /dev/sda (raid-5 array) with vg-disk (group?) with id vg_server1 which is created during installation. Later on there is ...
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Reinstall Windows

I replaced Windows with Ubuntu instead of dual boot ubuntu long time ago, and I want to reinstall Windows now. The problem is, I don't have a right partition for Windows to be installed. I also don't ...
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My second hard drive isn't found

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my 256GB Sandisk SSD, but I can't find my 1TB Western Digital that I have installed as well. It is recognized in the bios. cat /proc/partitions major minor ...
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Failed to mount a file system during install

About a day ago, I assembled my PC. Seeing as Windows costs a pretty penny, I've decided to install Ubuntu. I created a LiveUSB of 14.04.1 (the ISO was downloaded from the official Ubuntu site, and ...
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my ubuntu installer doesn't see my hdd.

I have an old PC (dell optiplex gx 620, p4, 2gb ram, 160 gb hdd). I want to install the ubuntu 14.01 lts 32bit from a live dvd, but the installer doesn't see my hard drive. On the hdd is a windows 7 ...
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Resizing sda1 on vmware workstation 10 - 20GB to 40GB

I am hoping that someone has had experience with this issue. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine on VMware workstation 10. I created a primary partition of 20GB. I need to extend ...
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Recovering GPT w/ encrypted partition

I have a removable HDD whose partition table became corrupted during an interrupted file transfer. The device should contain a GPT with a single ext4 partition encrypted by dm-crypt/LUKS. lsblk: ...
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Getting rid of low disk space message in Ubuntu

the df commands shows the following Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda10 6732784 6188352 179376 98% / none 4 0 4 0% ...
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Root file system not defined

I have an existing Windows 8.1 installation with 4 partitions in it. I want to install Ubuntu on the fourth partition which has a 300GB space. When I try to install from the usb, it gives option of ...
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Crypted Ubuntu 14.04, how to increase boot partition?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 inside a virtual image, running on an Windows 8 Host. System is completely crypted, I guess that's why I got this error. When I start the image I get just the screen you ...
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Root user not detected

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 today with the windows installer. After the installation and reboot, when checking the installation, it gives two error messages: 1. First it gives an error message relating ...
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How to move LVM Partition

I have an HD partitioned like below: /dev/sda1 (ext2) -> 50Mb free /dev/sda2 (Extended) -->/dev/sda5 (lvm2 pv) -> 10Gb free I need to use free 10Gb to resize the /dev/sda1 (boot) because there is no ...
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Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:ERROR: upcase table is not found

I have an usb stick on which I do recordings from my TV. It started to not get recognized and after running several commands trying to fix it i think i messed it up. So I tried to format it in ...
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Lost partition table on Flash drive, TestDisk and PhotoRec do nothing

I have this problem with a flash drive. My mother, not knowing better, filled her new flash drive in order to transfer photos from one computer to another without doing any backup. Soon after she ...
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Installing Ubuntu next to Windows 8.1 on Asus F555L Notebook

I try to install the newest Version of Ubuntu next to Windows 8.1 on my brand new Asus F555L Notebook. Unfortunately are the partitions of my drive not identified. So I have only free space on the ...
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How to create partition in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS after installation?

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. During Installation it doesn't prompt me to create Partition. My Harddisk size is 500GB. Now After Installation i want to create a ...
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8.1 partition not showing while installing ubuntu 14.04 on my HP envy J049tx

I am trying to dual boot my laptop with ubuntu and windows(pre installed), But while installation process i choose something else option and it is total 1024gb of space present in it , i've tried to ...
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Why is my cgroup size so small, how to fix?

I'm trying to build some Docker images, and I get an 'out of disk space' error. 2014/12/04 14:42:48 write /sys/fs/cgroup/devices/docker/10860.../devices.deny: no space left on device Looking at ...
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Partitions doesn't appear right way during installation

Previously I tried to install Ubuntu on my Laptop And selected install it longside Windows 7 and click install, then I shocked when I saw that all data of HDD has been deleted and become one partition ...
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Adding and removing a disk from LVM without losing data

I have a logical volume with a 3TB drive and 500GB drive. And since I have only about 50GB space left in the volume, I would like to expand this logical volume by adding 1TB drive and removing the ...
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Different initramfs problem

I'm installing Ubuntu alongside a windows 7 for the first time. And I'm seeing an initramfs prompt at every boot. As I have seen, I have to do something like: sudo fdisk -l to know which device ...
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Mounting Extended Partition of crashed drive

My boot sector crashed. (Why is a different question.) I installed a new drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it. I left the old drive in the machine so I could port files over (that was the ...
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how to list or change name to HDD in nautilus

In Ubuntu 12.04, I have added three old HDD after formatting and encrypting them with disk util. They work fine, no issues of functioning, however I don't know how to change the order they appear in ...
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Mirror my LVM data disks - Ubuntu 14.04 Server

First of all, this is my first post, and I am very new to Ubuntu and everything Linux. My problem is this: I recently installed Ubuntu server 14.04 on my home server's 1TB drive. I also have 2x 2TB ...
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Testdisk only detected 1 folder of 98 folders after I replaced Windows with Ubuntu

So it is not possible to recover the other 97 folders with all the files in it using only testdisk? Do I abandon this and start recovering with Photorec each of the 36000 files mising? The disk had a ...
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Restoring a VM to LV, GRUB disk not found

This is what my setup looks like: ubuntu 14.04 running KVM with libvirt has a HW-Raid it's running from (/dev/sda) and another HW-RAID (/dev/sdb) that is the PV to a LVM VG called "datavg" with ...
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Can't upgrade to 14.04

I'm trying to upgrade a dual-boot system from Ubuntu 12.04to 14.04 following your instructions. Partitions are all in place from before. Everything works fine until I tell it to install Ubuntu to the ...
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How to remove GRUB after uninstalling an Ubuntu dual boot

I've read other posts about what to do, and this is what I've tried: First I deleted the partitions that Ubuntu made. BUT the original partition that I made is still there. I'll get into that later ...
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properly resize OS partition on logical volume

I'm trying to resize my Ubuntu 14.04 VM's OS partition because for some reason it was incredibly small from the beginning. I'm running it on a google compute engine VM and so far ive never touched ...