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

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After failed partition resize, Ubuntu won't boot. It just keeps rebooting again and again

So, here's the thing. I was moving a partition with gparted and I stupidly clicked something that crashed the program. Now when I turn on my computer and select ubuntu 12.04 recovery (with linux ...
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Which version of ubuntu for installing alongside windows 8 OR formatting windows without touching ubuntu 12.04 in its partition

I have windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside, within a partition each. Since I had upgraded from windows 7 after having installed ubuntu, I had no problem with the ubuntu installation back ...
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The Ubuntu installation does not create swap partition

The Ubuntu installation does not create swap partition. This issue happen with both 12.04.2 and 13.04. I tested it with two diferents pc and with a virtual machine in virtual box into Ubuntu. I tried ...
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Installation Problem Involving Netbook w/ 2 Very Small Hard Drives, Partitioning Is Being A Problem, Too

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 on a first generation eee PC that has two itty bitty solid state drives. (One drive is 8GB and one is 4.5GB. And that's ALL I have to work with, too!) I already ...
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How to make a fresh install while also creating new partitions and keeping encrypted home directory

How can a machine be securely migrated from "Ubuntu - single partition - home directory encrypted" to "Debian - separated partitions for OS and home, and maybe for swap too if that is an advantage - ...
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resize2fs: Invalid argument while trying to resize /dev/sda1 (dd problems)

I was attempting to copy my Ubuntu installation to a larger HDD following this guide with the dd command. The guide says: "It's recommended you dd to an identical partition for optimal results." ...
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trying to dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu 12.10

I have been trying to install Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 ( 64 Bit ) on a Lenovo twist notebook. I have now installed Windows 8 ( with UEFI, secure boot disabled ) and I am following the instructions ...
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No device file for partition in /dev/

I did partition /dev/sda1 using fdisk. After creating two partitions, saved the table. And rebooted the server. But there is no device file present for new partitions. :~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk ...
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Recommended dual boot partitioning for Asus N56VM s4089V Windows 7 64bit

Being brand new to this, although I've done alot of research, I would like confirmation that what I want to do is achievable with the current disk partition I have on my laptop. Current set up via ...
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Why is the Ubuntu partition seen as unallocated space after Windows 8 upgrade?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 as dual-boot. Today I decided to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 on the other partition. I read on some forums that I would most likely need a liveUSB to ...
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How do I find out on which partition is my Windows?

I have fully functional Windows and Ubuntu that is broken (I accidentaly broke it) and want to do reinstall. With Live-CD, I can see: 3 NTFS partitions, one ext4 and one unknown. How do I find out ...
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Problem with resized partition

I have Ubuntu 12.10. I resized my sda5 from about 71GB to 43GB using gparted, I didn't get any errors. After restarting my computer, sda5 is gone both from Ubuntu and Windows (it was D: partition) and ...
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Building and migrating to software raid 5 array

I am hoping to build and migrate to a software raid 5 array. I am working with ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit. I currently have three drives: /dev/sda1 which is a 60G solid state drive which contains ...
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Grub Rescue madness after changing Partitions

I had elementary OS and Windows 7 installed. In Windows 7 i deleted the elementary OS Partition. After rebooting i got this: error: file not found. grub rescue> So I searched the internet and ...
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windows 10 not booting after Grub2 upgrade

I have two hard drive, with 3 OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 10. Ubuntu 14.04 is on one drive, while Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 10 are on the second HD. [I also have some old small hd that i ...
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dual boot / mac10.10 & ubuntu14.04.3 with SWAP and shared data partition

The 128GB SSD on my macbook air (mid 2011) crashed. I'm getting a new SSD frow OWC with 480GB. Should be installed tomorrow. I would like to take this opportunity to grow back towards Ubuntu, ...
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Grub Rescue Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 7 professional. When I attempt to boot I am given a Grub Rescue> prompt. when I type the ls command, it lists the partitions but when I ls the individual ...
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Problem in manual partitioning

in this article there is some complexity. I have a laptop and it has three drives. 98.6 GB (For Windows 10) 59.9 GB (Empty) 307 GB (For my files) In the article, in "If you have a OEM-preinstalled ...
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ReArrange multiple disk drives and partitions

Looking for some advice... Here's the situation as it exists. I have multiple drives I've added and switched around over a few years, and it's (past) time to straighten everything out and get it ...
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Should I dual boot with ubuntu 15.04 or ubuntu 14.04? And how do I actually dual boot with these?

Almost all the guides I can find are for earlier versions of ubuntu or do not apply to my situation. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could explain whether I should dual boot ubuntu 14.04 or ...
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Dual booting Windows and Ubuntu Partition

I upgraded my pc from windows 8.1 to windows 10. Now I want to install ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 10. I loaded into ubuntu installer and chose something else. The problem is I have 3 partitions ...
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how to remove the only OS ubuntu14, install win8.1

dual win8.1 and ubuntu 14 used well, then I delete the ubuntu partition on disk managerment of win8.1. reboot it. then appears grub and can't enter BIOS, maybe is related to uefi. I accidently choose ...
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Manual Partitioning with Dell Recovery's Ubuntu fails

I try to do manual partitioning using Dell Recovery's Ubuntu 12.04 supplied with my Dell laptop. It starts OK but at some stage it fails. When I accept default partitioning everything works well. Then ...
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how can I Revert ubuntu dual boot with windows 8 and retrive lost documents

I wanted to dual boot Windows 8 with Ubuntu and I mistakenly chose the wrong partition. I have lost my files and everything on my computer including the Windows installation. Is it possible to revert ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 post install encryption

I have just installed Xubuntu 15.04 with /boot, /root, /home and swap all on different partitions, however the out of the box installer only gave me the option to encrypt /home. I want to encrypt ...
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How to remove fedora after installing Ubuntu (from Ubuntu)?

I already have Windows 7 installed and then had installed fedora 18 alongside it. Recently, I installed Ubuntu alongside both. Now I wish to remove the space given for Fedora and merge it with Ubuntu. ...
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Cannot access Windows volume, operation pending

My Win 7 has recently crashed big time, and loops on startup repairs, while all other boot options bring me to a frozen black Windows screen. This happened to me a year ago, but I was able to view my ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 after Windows 10

I've got two disks with Windows 10 installed on one of them (sda). I want Ubuntu 15.04 on the other (sdb) with a grub menu to allow me to boot into either. I've attempted this previously ended up with ...
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Dual booting Win 10 / Ubuntu - Even after Boot Repair twice, it doesn't boot to GRUB

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 and as the title says, I want to dual boot this distro alongside Windows 10. Thing is, I've been having a problem with the boot order. It always goes into Windows 10 ...
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Automatically running ntfsfix on boot?

Recently, I set up a nice symlink system so my documents and various things are synced between my Ubuntu and Windows installs. However, this depends (obviously) on my Windows partition being mounted. ...
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“mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1” when mounting ext4 drive

I'm trying to mount an ext4 partition on another drive so it can be mounted at login, but whenever I do, I get this message: Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc1: Command-line `mount ...
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Directly booting into Windows 10 after installing Kubuntu 15.04. No Grub menu

I installed kubuntu 15.04 in UEFI mode (since my windows 10 was also installed in that mode), but instead of showing the grub menu while starting up, the system is directly booting into windows 10. ...
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Help With the grub menu

Alright here's my situation. I bought a laptop with windows 8.1 already installed in it. I dual booted it with ubuntu 15.04. It worked perfectly fine. Then i upgraded it to windows 10 and then when i ...
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does LVM installation erase windows which installed earlier

i installed Ubuntu in LVM installation and when i restart my computer there is no boot menu there is no windows 8. how can i fix this? and does Lvm installation erase windows 8?
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Update grub - Step 5 - MovingLinuxPartition guide

I bought a new ssd drive, and i want to move my linux partition from my old drive to the new one. For doing it, i'm following this guide : But in the step 5, it says: Using gedit, find and ...
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How would I set up dual-booting on a 2009 Mac Mini with Ubuntu as primary partition and OSX as secondary?

I have an old 2009 Mac Mini that I am going to switch over Linux (Ubuntu Mate to be more accurate). However I would like to have the ability to boot to OSX still having Ubuntu as the main partition ...
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advice about restoring an old clonezilla backup

I have an external hard drive with a CloneZilla back-up of an old Ubuntu system that I was using in '09. I have considered trying to purchase the exact same Dell laptop this was on in the interest ...
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BTRFS RAID6 array is broken, how do I fix it?

My Btrfs raid 6 array seems to be broken. When try to mount it I get the following error message. I don't know how or why it broke maybe a power outage or something (it happened during my vacation). ...
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Ubuntu unbootable without usb and usb partition umountable

I have an external 500 GB usb hardrive and my computer runs the latest ubuntu mate (15 64 bit). My computer can't boot into Ubuntu without the hardrive attached error dev/sdb no medium found is shown. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 on usb3.0 pendrive with swap,tmp,var,etc folders on ssd

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on USB 3.0 (SanDisk Extreme 16GB) pen drive but want to keep /var, /etc, /opt, /tmp on SSD as my Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB is relatively new and until now only 2 TB has ...
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Ubuntu Installation: How to bring back NTFS disk partitions from logical volume LVM

I am new to ubuntu. I removed my windows OS & tried to switch to ubuntu 13.04. My system had 4 partitions (NTFS). When I tried to install ubutu 13.04 with boot-able USB today, During installation ...
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Can't dual boot!

Today I tried to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7 Ultimate which I already had installed. I downloaded a program to boot Ubuntu directly from a flash drive. My first try was with version 14.04.3. The ...
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How do you merge disk partitions from two versions of ubuntu?

I have re-installed Ubuntu 15.04 and this is what happened to the disk partitions. The 112 GB Volume is a partition of my previous version of Ubuntu which is 14.10. How do I merge HDDRECOVERY with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot recognize my windows nor my hard drive which my windows is installed on

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and was working fine with windows 7 along side it. Then I wanted to get rid of Ubuntu so I deleted the partition that Ubuntu was installed on in windows. (There were two ...
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OS drive and Data drive partitioning on Ubuntu Server 14.04

My server has 1GB RAM, 160GB nvidia RAID 1 disk that I want to use for the OS and a 2TB nvidia RAID 1 disk that I want to use for data (for Samba shares). What would be the best partitioning and file ...
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Setting up Ubuntu to run dual boxed on my 2015 Macbook pro. Problems with partitioning and installing? Help, thanks

Pre-Problem info summarized: So I started by looking at this tutorial; http://www.howtogeek.com/187410/how-to-install-and-dual-boot-linux-on-a-mac/ I downloaded the latest Ubuntu I could find. I ...
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“Boot error” When loading a working ubuntu 15.04 usb installer

I cannot find any information what so ever because my amazing POS system doesn't actually give me anything other than "boot error". I have a dell 530 (07 era) desktop. I had windows on it, but the ...
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LUKS + LVM at Install Time

I am trying to use the Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS installer to create a disk layout that logically looks like this during installation: /dev/sad | +-- /dev/sda1 (/boot) | +-- /dev/sda2 (LUKS) ...
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errors in mounting usb while trying to create live usb for an os

I am trying to create a live USB of an OS. but while installing, the USB is having problems being partitioned. On the install screen it says that the changes to the disk have been written but the ...
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Partition not visible on ubuntu - Hp g6-2313ax notenook

I have a laptop hp2313ax, which is a UEFI laptop however I have disabled UEFI and enabled legacy boot as it was not allowing me to install win 7 64 bit ultimate. My issue is when I am trying to make ...