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

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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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Operation not supported

$ sudo dd if='/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img' of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m dd: /dev/rdiskN: Operation not supported I'm pretty sure everything is entered correctly and my disk ...
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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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VirtualBox & Ubuntu: Size on disk not updating

I have a Linux VM on which had a maximum VDI virtual size of 8GB but now has a max VDI virtual size of 80GB (changed using VBoxManage in my host OS). However when I use gparted in the VM, I can only ...
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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 ...
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Reformatting Drives with Data, Specifying What Goes Where

I have two hard drives, one is a solid state hard drive (250 GB), while the other is not (2TB). I would like to reformat the hard drives such that Linux treats the two hard drives as one (I believe ...
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Windows bootloader deleted after half running ubuntu setup

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 using a USB. The setup provided me with the option to manually partition the hard disk. According to this link, How to use manual partitioning during installation? I ...
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Unknown filesystem, grub rescue after installing Windows 8

I recently tried Ubuntu and installed over my old Windows 7 partition. There was a host of problems here but I eventually solved them and managed to boot into Ubuntu, but the issues continued with ...
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gdisk before umount -> file system corrupted

I think I did something stupid, but I don't know how to fix it... Please help: I connected a NTFS format 2TB HDD to my ubuntu, and would like to format it to ext4 I mounted it, and copied the files ...
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fsck00##.REC files being generated during copy/move between FAT32 partitions,data loss

I have two FAT 32 partitions,one NTFS and an ext4 partition on my system having dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10.Sometimes when I copy/move files between the FAT partitions,the copying does not ...
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Why are partition tables lost after changing HDD enclosures?

I have two Western Digital WD50EXRX (SATA-HDDs) which where running in an IcyBox IB-351StU3-B and a LogiLink UA0107 enclosure connected with USB 3.0 to my machine. Everything worked fine (I don't ...
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grub rescue> with partition error

i had dual boot that is ubuntu and win7 in my pc ..but unkonwingly using the mini partition tool i have deleted the partition of ubuntu and created a new partition for windows7 ,which is a partition ...
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EXT4-fs errors and sd errors. Rejecting I/O to offline device

System Configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 server 64bit HP Proliant dl140 g3 32gb of RAM Intel X5365 quad core 3GHz LSI SAS1068 2x WD black 2TB SATA HDDs in RAID 1 Errors: [ 2044.430919] EXT4-fs (sda1): ...
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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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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 ...