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

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converting logical partition to primary partition

I am booting windows on ubuntu 14.04 but during the time of installing it is just showing logical partition who can I convert logical partition into primary partition to install windows alongside with ...
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Install Ubuntu Mate alongside Xubuntu

I'm new to ubuntu and its derivatives. I'm having only Xubuntu (latest) installed on my laptop of 500GB HDD which was installed couple of weeks back. Its running fine without any issues. Recently ...
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Windows Xubuntu Dual Boot

I was trying to install xubuntu on my laptop and I choose to resize the disk, the windows partition, but it was taking so long doing so that I closed the installation now I was gonna try again but ...
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Encrypting filesystems on 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 server on an HP ProLiant ML110 which had previously been running 12.04 and which has two additional hard disks containing data in an unencrypted form. I didn't ...
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How to deal with very frequent failure to inform the kernel about modifications to partition?

Moving multiple ext4 and vfat partitions in gparted 0.19.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 constantly causes Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda13 -- Invalid argument. This means ...
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Use Parted to change a partition's flag state

I had a Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with one SSD and one SATA hard drive. I had a problem with the SSD that my system was installed on. I replaced the SSD and installed a new 14.04 on to a it. The /home and ...
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Attempted ubuntu 14.04 install alongside windows and ubuntu 10.10

I have searched, and nothing has helped me, so here goes. I downloaded and installed the new version of ubuntu to run because my faithful maverick meercat is starting to become unstable and freeze ...
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Installing Ubuntu on the SSD of ASUS Vivobook S400CA

I have an ASUS Vivobook S400CA, and I am considering of getting rid of the Windows 8.1 and install Ubuntu 14.04 instead for my studies purposes. I see that I actually have two hard drives on this ...
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HP windows 8 preinstalled and ubuntu 14.10

i'm trying to make a dual-boot n my HP ENVY 4 with windows 8 presintalled and ubuntu 14.10, Actually i have partition my disk like that : /dev/sda1 , ntfs, WINRE, /dev/sda2, fat32, /boot/efi, ...
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Can't access Windows after installing 14.04

I have a system where I have my windows OS on a 500 gb hard drive and then Linux on an 80gb drive. I'd previously had 13.04 Ubuntu installed on said 80 gb hard drive. While updating to 14.04 via a ...
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Mounting a Drive on a Fresh Ubuntu 14.04 Installation (System Type: Linux LVM)

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my machine. I had been previously using Windows on the same and am switching to Ubuntu completely. On my hard drive, i have 2 partitions, one is around 50GB and the ...
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Transitioning to Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot option alongside Windows 8. I have a 120GB SSD and have allocated 50GB to the Ubuntu partition. Things are running fine but I want to make the full ...
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Creating an extended partition command line

How can I make an extended partition using all remaining free space on the disk? From there I want to make a NTFS file system with cluster size of 65536. as well as a VFAT file system with FAT ...
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Reinstalling ubuntu: too many primary partititions

I wanted to reinstall ubuntu. Lauched the usb ubuntu iso, pressed wanna install ubuntu, went for the option where the setup deletes current ubuntu install and reinstalls it, then it said too many ...
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Deleted a windows partition in triple boot, grub rescue problem

I have been running a triple boot setup on my SSD for a while with ubuntu 13.10, windows 7 and windows 8. Since I didn't use windows 8 anymore, I deleted the partition in my w7 partition manager ...
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Grub rescue file /boot/grub/i386-pc/ not found

I had 4 partitions on my ntb. Recovery, ubuntu 14, windows 7, and media (with documents images and so on). Now I found out that I'll need ubuntu 12. So I shrinked partition with ubuntu 14 (/dev/sda1) ...
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Cant make my main partition smaller

I've installed lubuntu 14.04 LTS to my new notebook. Now an update needs more space in the boot partition than lubuntu created while installing. I've booted from usb and run gparted. In order to ...
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After installing and uninstall Ubuntu 14.10 I have less disk space

After installing Ubuntu and finally uninstalling it I don't have the same amount of disk space. How can I get my disk space back? I installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1. Everything was going ...
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Windows 7 not in GRUB menu

I've installed Ubuntu 14 alongside Windows 7. After installing the ext4 partition through the Ubuntu installer and getting it running, Windows 7 appeared in the grub2 menu at boot but did not load ...
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Installation question

I'm kinda new to Ubuntu so I need to ask you a question before I do something stupid. When I'm installing the system and get to the point of the partitions I have both /dev/sda1 and sda2 with windows ...
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Problem In Recovering Unallocated Partition

I have Kubuntu 14.04 installed on my HP 15. I decided to dual-boot Win7 & Kubuntu. However, on installation process of Windows 7 after I deleted the empty partition it said "Unable to install on ...
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Problems installing ubuntu on HP Elitebook 840

I tried installing ubuntu on my HP Elitebook 840 but I am encountering some problems. First of all, i can load ubuntu from a DVD just fine and installing, at the first couple of tries, went without a ...
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Partitioning scheme for fresh installation

I've tried to search this, and before you link me to some other threads (I've found quite a lot of them, like standard partitioning scheme for ubuntu home user (even that one seems to be a duplicate) ...
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How to change sda2 to sda5

I am with Ubuntu14.04 LTS. After deleting sda2 extended & sda5 Linux swap (as a part of increasing swap area), sda5 swap area changed to sda2. madhu@madhu-desktop:~$ swapon -s Filename Type ...
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input/output error during write on /dev/sda during Ubuntu14.04 installation

In my computer I have installed gparted for formatting my pendrive..during the formatting computer was hanged.. so I restart the machine but it was not botting..It was showing error:-- "CONTROLLER ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 won't start at all

I'm trying to install lubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo s205 laptop since Windows have rotted. It works fine running on a live session from USB (apart from the WiFi, but that's a different problem). When ...
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Ubuntu Studio installer hangs at setting the partition size

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Studio alongside OSX 10.8.5 on a 2013 Macbook Pro from a flash drive using a thunderbolt adapter for internet connection. When I run the installation everything seems to ...
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Dual boot xubuntu 12.04 installation error

I tried installing Xubuntu 12.04 in my laptop that already had a Windows 7 installed. I chose the option of "Something else" from the install options and proceeded to the partition-selection screen. I ...
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windows 8 data lost while installing ubuntu 14.04

I had windows operating system. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 operating system by over writing windows 8. But I lost 5 GB of data which was very important. I tried test disk tool to recover data.But ...
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testdisk - ext3 partition overwriten by Mac's timemachine

I had 2Tb drive having 2 partiotions: 1600 Gb - ext3 and 400 Gb - fat32. planned to use 400GB partiotion for mac's timemachine backups. Once I attached the drive via USB port on my mac it asked to use ...
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why my ubuntu 14.04 live DVD not allowing me to install ,it reboots repetedly?

i am trying to install ubunt 14.04 LTS with win 7 .I first made the free partition space in windows through hd manager .after that when i choose the option of something else it detects the drive but ...
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Split encrypted Ubuntu installation into multiple encrypted partitions

I run a standard Ubuntu installation with LVM-Luks-based encryption which was set up by the installer. Now I would like to split this installation up since I want to use my home with another Ubuntu ...
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Windows 7 Ubuntu Dual Boot Installation with existing mounting partitions

My PC currently runs Windows 7. When I try to install Ubuntu it says the following: The installer has detected that the following disks have mounted partitions: /dev/sda, /dev/sdb Do you want the ...
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Windows not showing on boot menu

I have to install Ubuntu for a project, and have been struggling getting it to dual boot on my PC. I had some problems getting the Ubuntu to show on the partition menu after I installed it, so I ran ...
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install with full disk encryption and a larger swap size

I have a laptop with 8GB RAM. When I install xubuntu and choose full disk encryption during the installer, it automatically creates an 8GB swap. I want to hibernate the computer, and if the RAM is ...
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setup tmpfs on same partition as /etc

I'm using 12.04 LTS. How do I setup tmpfs (I'm assuming this is the tmp directory, please be patient with me I'm not very advanced with Linux) on the same partition as the /etc directory? Current df ...
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Dual booting windows 8.1 + Ubuntu issues

I currently have windows 8.1 pre-installed on the laptop. I have a 840 evo 120gb and a 500gb hdd. I've shrunk the SSD and cleared 20gb free for ubuntu. However, when I go onto Ubuntu installation, it ...
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Create partition or install windows on the external hdd

I'm trying to install windows on the external hard drive, but nothing I have found until now didn't work (some of the instructions I didn't understand..) so I decided after a half of day to install ...
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When installing Ubuntu, can I use the dd command to copy the image to my 1TB hard drive for subsequent insertion into another machine?

Typically people are installing Ubuntu using a USB drive or burned DVD, but I don't have these. I would rather just go with installing to the destination hard drive itself, make it bootable, and ...
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Hard disk partition problems installing Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows XP

I'm istalling Ubuntu 14.04 using a DVD bought by Merchandise Mania and I want to install it alongside Windows XP.The installation gets stuck when allocating drive space to Ubuntu:the allocation ...
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How to deal with duplicated GRUB entries with different names?

As I told in a previous question, I was having GRUB problems with a dual boot PC with both Lubuntu and Bodhi Linux. One of the partitions (the one with Bodhi Linux) was messing with the GRUB entries, ...
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Checking of Residues of Windows

Years ago I had Windows OS in my System. But I now I am using Ubuntu only. I have 3 partitions in my Hard Disc Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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If I extend a Linux root partition, will it lose data?

My root partition is out of space due to a stupid mistake, but the rest of the disk is occupied by the home partition. If I merge /home into /, I am guessing everything currently on /home will be ...
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System partition full error but actual usage far from 100% (df -h)

I am setting up a home server with Ubuntu server 14.04. I recently setup nzbget and downloaded a few gigs of data before it complained about low disk space. The system is installed on 60 GB SSD with 3 ...
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Error while partitioning hard disk due to problem in writing out superblocks

While installing Ubuntu, I got an error as follows : The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 Then I tried partitioning the hard disk with gparted by removing all the partitions and ...
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Tried to return to windows after installing ubuntu and got stuck at “no such partition entering rescue mod”

The question is quite complex. I've tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB on my PC which had already been running Windows 7. Initially the Ubuntu installer didn't detect windows OS, so I've made ...
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How to run Ubuntu 14.04.1 without a USB or disc with partition on windows 8

Just to be clear, I have already partitioned my hard drive and I am ready to install it onto my hard drive. But I don't have a empty Disc or a USB Storage stick. So I was wondering if there was a way ...
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Can not create new partition

This is my problem: I can't use GParted Partition Editor to create a new partition or resize/move. I cant do anything with that drive. I want to create a new partition to install windows 8.1. I ...
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How do I remove ubuntu 14.04 on /dev/sda6 installed alongside ubuntu 12.04 on dev/sda1

I did a silly thing. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Ubuntu 12.04. I want to get rid of ubuntu 14.04 (dev/sda6). Here is my gparted: How do I remove sda6 and merge it with sda1 in ubuntu 12.04. ...
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Dual-Boot Unbuntu with Windows 8 on yoga 2 pro

I need help setting up an installation of Unbuntu on my yoga 2 pro, but I need to keep the Windows 8 on their as well. I have resized a partition to have 80GB free, but it is in the middle of the ...