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

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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 ...
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Can't start X server on main partition — Mesa/NVidia conflict?

I am unable to start my X server any time I try booting my computer -- which is running Ubuntu 14.04 -- from the default partition (i.e., by choosing the first "Ubuntu" option in the GRUB menu). ...
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trying to re-install Ubuntu from USB, initramfs error

I had a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 that was very buggy that I wanted to install 15.04 on. Before inserting the USB, I noticed that I seemed to have two partitions, one being 500 GB and one being about ...
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No encryption options in Disks

When I start Disks (former Disk Utility), I can see my USB pen drive in the list of devices. However, regardless of whether it's mounted or unmounted, if I go ahead with the formatting I don't get ...
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cryptswap1 on top of Encrypted LVM

"Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security" appears to encrypt my /dev/sda3 device as sda3_crypt, with LVM volumes for root and swap. After installation, /etc/crypttab has entries for ...
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partition formatted

a couple of days ago i was downloading a torrent overnight on windows and the following day when i opened the laptop, bittorrent showed that it was working for only 3 hours though i left it for ...
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Hard time to have a System Image backup and using Clonezilla Live

Oldfred suggested the following in an inquiry about using unallocated space as an extra partition of Ubuntu system to be used mainly for backups in "How to mount an extra partition in Ubuntu 14.04": ...
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After Update from 12.04 to 15.04 partition is not regognized correctly

I have a partition named data in /data the partition i installed ubuntu on is 10 GB an full is says xxx GB free space on /data but if i try to install a setup.exe with playonlinux (wine) in this ...
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Cannot mount NTFS partition after formating windows ubuntu 14.04 lts

I am unable to mount an NTFS partition in Ubuntu after I formatted Windows. The cause of the problem is the same in Windows and the partition wasn't opening at all so I formatted it and the problem ...
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Cannot create unallocated space in Hard Drive

So, I want to set up Ubuntu in Dual Boot with Windows 7 and I need to create free unallocated space for it. This is how my drives are ( I'm using EaseUS partition manager) Link to Picture: ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 to microSDHC (class 4) card on DARwIn-OP

I'm working on a DARwIn-OP which has a "Built-in PC: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530 (32 bit) on-board 4 GB flash SSD". The pc has a ubuntu 9 on it and we want it as a fallback, so the plan is to install ...
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No “Install Alongside” option in Ubuntu 14.04 (Windows 7)

I know there are quite a few questions and answers on this topic but I can't seem to find quite the answer to my question. I would like to install Ubuntu alongside windows 7 on my computer. I have a ...
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Ubuntu not starting after resizing partition

my (K)Ubuntu 15.04 on btrfs ran out of space. So I fixed the issue and also resized the partition (including the btrfs volume). The next time I tried to boot the following lines showed up: Loading ...
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How to Bring HARD rive icons on the Launcher?

I Migrated fro Windows 7. I Partioned my Hard Disk (250 GB). I am not able to access all the Partitions simultaneously like I used to do in Windows. Please tell what should be done to get the ...
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How do I restore an ext4 partition that now appears as “unallocated” after an accitental boot of Windows recovery tool?

The scenario is described by the title of the question. I tried testdisk but when I select the partition I want to recover there is only the Deeper Search option available (no Write option). So I'm ...
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Need to get files back after losing all the linux-image-generic from LVM partition

What I was doing (not as important, just wanna make sure all the info is out there) I'm on Ubuntu 14.10, decided to upgrade to 15.04. I had to delete xorg-xserver because it was broken and Ubuntu ...
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unable to install stuck on root file partition error

root partition file error unable to install on Toshiba L50d-a**also unable to uninstall **
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How do I install Ubuntu on my dynamic disk?

So my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R 5537) came with Ubuntu 12.04 when I first bought it, but then I switched to Windows 8 and removed Ubuntu. Then, when I switched to Windows 7 I wanted Ubuntu back to run ...
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Help! One of my raid partitions has disappeared

First time posting but I can't solve this by my self, so pleas help me. I have a problem, I can't access one of my partitions. I have three 2 TB disks that are running "hardware/intel software ...
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Keeping MongoDB, MySql data in different partition

I am creating a ubuntu server 14.04 virtual machine and attached an empty disk to it. I have installed nodejs and mongoDB. I want to store all my mongoDB data in that empty partion.
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I have an unresponsive Ubuntu dual-boot, can I recover protected files?

I could really use your help! I have an older version of Ubuntu 14.04, that simply stopped working some time last year. I can pass the GRUB menu but the OS freezes at the purple Ubuntu loading screen. ...
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Can't read 2TB Hard Disk , don't exist dispositive.

I have a new 2TB external USB HardDisk, and I can't open or format it. I'm gotting diferent kind of errors, for example: If i execute: sudo mount -a /dev/sdb sudo mount -a /dev/sdb1 The response ...
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DualBoot Linux and Windows problem

I'm trying to put Ubuntu in dualboot with my pre installed windows 8. I have no experience in this area so I'm getting some problems that I can't fix: What settings should I be using in my bios ...
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Unable to access drive to backup data “Unable to access “993 GB Volume””

My laptop failed to boot and none of the repairs here have helped, so I'm on an Ubuntu usb drive so I can back up my stuff and reinstall, but I can't access my files, the partition shows up, but fails ...
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Dual Boot Gone Wrong

So I tried to dual install Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer that already had Windows 7. Definitely got in way over my head. First I booted Ubuntu from a flash drive. Things went smoothly during the ...
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“Unknown filesystem” before creating a dual-boot system

I deleted and formatted my hard drive into two partitions one ext4 for Ubuntu 14.04 and one ntfs for Windows 8.1. Before I only had Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to begin by installing first Windows and then ...
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How to recover corrupted data

So, here's my situation. I have a 1TB hard drive with three partitions: /, /home, and swap. / and /home are formatted as ext4. I was trying to install Arch on my hard drive, but I didn't do my ...
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Installing Grub on a cloned SSD with W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

First af all sorry if its to obvious but i'm a newbie. I have a regular hard drive with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 currently using grub as bootloader and I want to replace the HD with a smaller ...
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Ubuntu on Chromebook

So, I recently bought a Toshiba Chromebook 2 and have I've tried everything to wipe Chrome Os off the SSD or to "Legacy Dual Boot" to run a full blown Linux Distro. So in my efforts to get a full ...
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error after creating partition

I have a duel boot pc windows7 and ubuntu 14.04. windows is installed in c:/ and ubuntu in on d:/. I had shrinked the volume of c:/ and created a partition named e:/. Then after restart I get the ...
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Preseed installation of 14-04-server from USB — disk selection

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive and a preseed file on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350, etc). This preseed file contains multiple ...
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Why does TestDisk ask me to create an image of an image created by ddrescue?

I've got a Mac OSX Mavericks of which I created an image, using GNU ddrescue: ddrescue -r 1 -n -S -v /dev/sdc/ /media/John/partition/macosx_backup.img /media/John/partition/macosx_backup.log ...
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Using Wubi to install directly into a blank partition?

My intention is to shrink my current windows partition to make a new fresh partition into which I can install Ubunutu. I currently don't have access to anything that I could use to create a bootable ...
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What is safe to do while reinstalling from an almost bricked xubuntu?

Chronological order of events: Flashed, and installed play-Linux distro. see: http://play-linux.com/about; Poorly installed a non hybrid propriety driver: nvidia 349; Manage to install nvidia ...
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Question about moving Ubuntu partition guide step 6: grub-install -d

I've been following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MovingLinuxPartition and I have a question about step 6. It tells me to run sudo grub-install -d /media/<new partition ...
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Can't get access to my data on partitions after installing Ubuntu

I had three partitions on Windows before I had UBUNTU but now I do not see any visible partition but only a single sda1 partition: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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How to install ubuntu mate 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in two partitions but I now want to remove one partition and replace it with ubuntu mate 14.04. But I dont know how to do that. Please help. Also I have some doubt over ...
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Ubuntu installation takes the whole hard disk space, leaving no space for other partitions to be created

I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS (now upgraded to 14.10) from a pen-drive. Accidentally, I chose the whole of my hard disk space as the installation space - even formatting (or deleting, I can't remember) ...
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Default Ubuntu or any derivate distro installation creates swap AFTER home (single partition installation)

Today I have encountered the same problem twice and the second one was actually just checking if the first occurence is actually something that has happened by accident. I had to deploy a Kubuntu VM ...
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Partitioning SSD+HDD for ubuntu installation

Ok, I bought a new Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB; What I'm intending to do is have a fresh ubuntu installation on my SSD along with a spinning hard drive I previously owned. I read through a lot of ...
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Install ubuntu server how to set up the partitioning schame I want?

I want to split up the lvm but it keeps trying to do 80gb a / How can I get the installer to do so? (aka debian) with a seperate /home and /var as a minimum?
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How to fix partition table where partitions are moved outside of drive and are overlapping?

So, I was trying to do a resize of a partition to make a partition for my linux install. As such I simply tried doing a resize on my Windows OS partition. Performed the resize using GParted. Created a ...
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Fix corrupted mSATA boot drive

I was given an disk image for an embedded device. I connect the mSATA drive through a USB 3 enclosure. I did sudo dd if=system.img of=/dev/sdb instead of sudo dd if=system.img of=/dev/sdb1. This ...
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How do I change the minimum space on a partition?

I recently got ubuntu and arch linux, ubuntu for being useful and arch linux to learn how everything works. i have an 80gb hard drive and want to seperate everything into 40gbs for ubuntu and 30 for ...
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baktrack installation stopped, the computer will not boot

this is my first time in the forum. I run a hp laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu on it (lucid lynx I think). I was running baktrack on a usb on this laptop, when I by mistake used the install.sh with ...
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Can't match Ubuntu partitions w/Windows partitions for installation of Ubuntu

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a Windows 8.1 PC. I get as far as the "Installation type" window. Several partitions(I think) are listed. None of them match any Windows names or sizes. I ...
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Unable to mount hard disk partition in ubuntu 12.04

I accidentally unmounted my hard disk partition, and then clicked on "edit partition" to further break the partition. Now there's no option to mount and fdisk -l says: Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, ...
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Ubuntu boot from another drive

I have two hard drives on my laptop, one of these is an SSD. First, I installed Windows 8.1 on the SSD and then, Ubuntu on other hard drive. I have partitioned the drive into 50GB while the rest is ...