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

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install window in partion

2 days ago installed ubuntu12.104 on my laptop dell xps l502x .everything is all right but it make me upset in sound quality .so i want to install window along with ubuntu12.04 .clean install ...
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Map my old hard drive to the same path in a new install

I have just done a fresh install on a new HDD and I want to map my old storage partition (on my old disk). This means I won't have to re-do all my music libraries. The problem is that there is an ...
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Ubuntu 10.13 - No Ext2/Ext3 Available

I need to make a DCP (digital cinema package) for a short film of mine. Digital projectors read ext2 or ext3 formatted drives best, so using a Mac I put Ubuntu on a CD and have been booting up the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Win 7 Dual boot problem

I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 on a 128Gb SSD. Win7x64 is installed and happy (willing to wipe, would prefer not to) NTFS partition was created using partitioning within windows ...
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Can't format USB drive in xubuntu 13.10

I have a computer running xubuntu 13.10, and a flash usb drive Kingston. My friend gave it to me and I do not know why the computer did not regconize it. Here is the result after running sudo fdisk -l ...
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How do I change partition sizes on a Lubuntu/Vista hybrid?

I have a laptop with Vista installed, and I added Lubuntu as a side-by-side installation so I could trial it's performance after testing various other linux distributions, and I'm finding that Lubuntu ...
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Cloud (Dropbox), Symlinks, to windows partition

I have just signed in so i'm a newbie here... i've tries googling for a couple of hours but i am now stuck with lots of questions in my head being new to linux... I just love symbolic links (best ...
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Error while loading windows boot cd after using ubuntu

I've tried to install Ubuntu in my PC. Actually it showed some partition: Total HDD: 500 gb dev/sda2 : 74 gb. dev/sda3 : 410 gb. -I've formatted 74 gb to ext4 format to install Ubuntu. -Then ...
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What partitions to create on external hard disk?

It won't boot and gives me a NTLDR error when I select it via my bios. I've tried using a USB stick, but after a couple of writes it's no longer recognized. I currently have an HP pavilion lappy ...
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Problem with internal SDD disk

I have an IdeaPad Y510P. It comes with an 24GB SSD, and one 1TB hard disk. I had to install Linux Mint twice in this computer. During my first installation of Linux I put /boot and /home in the 24GB ...
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Errors during boot up of ubuntu 12.04 (related to swap, intallation)

I'm using ubuntu installed on usb external hard disk.. During installation, i had to allocate drive for /boot and /swap... I couldn't create a partition within my external hard drive itself... So I ...
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Mounting problems on 13.10

Right after I upgraded to 13.10 my computer stopped being able to mount one of my hard drive partitions sda5 giving me this error report each time i try: Error mounting system-managed device ...
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Don't get first menu where you choose between operating systems

I have just finished installing Ubuntu again. This is not the first time I have done this, but I had to restart from a computer that only had Windows on it. And I wanted to install it alongside ...
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13.10 sees external ntfs drive as empty space

I have an existing install of both Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop, and Lubuntu 13.10 on my old P4. Neither of them can see the NTFS partition on my external 2TB hard drive, which is odd. The Lubuntu ...
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Resize my root partition

I have the following partitions shown in gparted. It is not showing the partition in which ubuntu is installed as root. How can I resize my root partition by shrinking the 440gb partition to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 can't access my primary user

I have both Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows XP running on my computer (Pentium IV 3.0 Ghz 2 GB RAM 300 GB HD). My Hard Disk has some weird problem where every since it 'breaks' up and i have to disconnect my ...
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Windows e Ubuntu sharing folders

First I don't speak English very well. And I could not resolve this problem on the forums of my country. In my house I have 1 computer with Ubuntu e 2 with Windows. When I try share folders of the ...
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Expand home folder

I would like to make larger my home directory without screw up dual-booting with Windows. I'm stuck at the part boot from Live CD and the use of gparted. So I have 64GB free space, I would like to ...
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Realigning Ubuntu RAID - partition misaligned by 3072 bytes

I've run into this issue with the "Advanced Format" drives - and it is dramatically affecting the speed of the array. All resolutions I found seemed to deal with RAID arrays if Ubuntu was a part of ...
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How do I configure Noatime upon installation?

I need to disable it as I will install Linux on a USB stick, or something like that. Thank you.
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mv: cannot move '/home' to '/old_home': Read-only filesystem

In 13.10 (saucy), I followed the steps in both of these: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving mv: cannot move `/home' to `/old_home': Device or resource busy But run ...
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Partioning setups for 2 HD, 2 OS computer

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on a computer, and don't know how I need to partition the hard drive for a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 install. I am using 2 1 TB hard drives, one run windows, and the ...
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Unable to start Ubuntu in dual boot

I was working with Ubuntu 13.10.it was working properly,then i tried to install centOS from liveDVD. First i created 100GB free space after that i boot from live dvd after that Use free space as ...
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Creating an Ubuntu partition on a MacBookPro 9,1

I have a MacBookPro 9,1 and I'd like to create a bootable Ubuntu partition (virtual machines are too hardware-limited); however, the Mactel Support Matrix doesn't list anything for my model. Which of ...
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How can I move GRUB 2 config to separate partition without moving /boot?

I have a netbook (it is what I use to tinker around) with a 250 GB HDD with 4 primary partitions: sda1 50 GB ext4 mounted to / sda3 ~162 GB ext4 mounted to /home sda4 ~20 GB ext4 empty and ...
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Windows and Ubuntu Dual Boot Curious Problem

I hope someone will be able to solve my current problem. I am a linux newbie and I want to have a dual boot on my laptop. Currently Windows 8.1 is my main operating system and have 3 partitions (OS, ...
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Ubuntu installer can't recognize Windows 7

On my laptop HP Pavilion 15 I've installed Windows 7 with 3 partitions. After that I wanted to install Ubuntu in a certain partition (empty one), but when I launch Ubuntu installer it can't recognize ...
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Problem with a Hard Disk partition

Today when I opened up my laptop, my network status indicator was missing. Also my fan has started running at full speed for about 5 mins at regular intervals even when laptop is idle. Thinking there ...
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Is my SD card broken?

The SD card from my camera was always hard to mount. I had to put it in and out several times before it would mount. At first I thought that this is a problem in my card reader. Then I could not ...
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A load of free space just vanished

Well, it's kind of unusual and serious problem. For two or three weeks circa 20 GB from my home folder just vanished. It's not a matter of any big files, even hidden, because I checked it out many ...
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How to map /dev/mapper

My actual LVM's are like: 1.LV Name /dev/VolGroup/lv_root VG Name VolGroup 2.LV Name /dev/VolGroup/lv_swap VG Name VolGroup But in ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I have divided my 500Gb on my Vaio into 4 partitions: system reserved, C, D and E for Win7. When I want to install Ubuntu, it seems like that Ubuntu can not understand that my Laptop have already Win7 ...
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Will installing Ubuntu on drive C delete my existing data on partitions D and E?

I am planning to install Ubuntu on my HP laptop as I can't install Windows 8 due to this error message during installation: Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT ...
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How to delete an apparent old partition in ubuntu 12.04 caused by having installed ubuntu once more again?

Comrades, i have this problem who is making me crazy. It turns out, it was caused by a stupid act of mine. I just wanted to uninstall libre office, so i wrote the command "sudo apt-get remove libre ...
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Ubuntu Server Raid Swap

I installed Ubuntu server 12.04.3 LTS with RAID partition by installator, In free command swap is 0. root@xxx:~# free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: ...
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How can I have Ubuntu on the main disk and Windows 7 on the mSATA?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R SE with 3 disks : sda : 128 GB SSD SATA III sdb : 750 GB HDD SATA III sdc : 240 GB SSD mSATA III I want to have Windows 7 on sbc because it needs a lot of space. I ...
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How to Install Ubuntu with Only Core Packages?

I would like to install Ubuntu on my laptop and have set up the necessary partitions like this: / EFI System Partition /var /home To create the EFI System Partition, I made a 512 MB FAT32 partition ...
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Install xubuntu in dual boot with win7 on the same hard drive

My situation is that i have 2 hard drives. One of them is the main hdd that i installed windows on and second one is 500 gb old hdd that i dug out of my old PC and i use it only for storage since it's ...
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Lost file recovery from inaccessible operating system

I have been using photorec and testdisk to try and recover jpg files from lost operating systems; Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Currently I have a functioning Ubuntu on the 1st 20 GB of the hard drive. The ...
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Shrinking logical partition

Im trying to resize(shrink) my ubuntu partition. Ive done the following things: -checked GParted which returns 2 partitions: one which says extended under filesystem, which encases the second volume ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unable to automatically remove LVM data

![Unable to automatically remove LVM data][1] I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 via preceed config onto Dell PowerEdge R710. I had RedHat installed on the box then I tried installing ubuntu 12.04, ...
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Moving /root to LV on sdb

I'm new to Ubuntu. I want to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 and run on it Redmine. I think to use two hdd - sda and sdb. I'll install Ubuntu on sda and make LV on sdb, and I want to move /root from ...
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not booting from disc after initial tryout

I made a boot disc to try out Ubuntu 12.04...it booted up fine, then I decided to reboot to xp and performed a check disc, and defragmentation prior to doing a partition with Paragon software....just ...
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Ubuntu cannot read hard disk partitions

I'm trying to Install Ubuntu by splitting partition on my dard disk drive. But Ubuntu cannot read my hard disk or its partitions, what should I do now ?
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problems after reinstalling and repartitioning, ubuntu not running

I had installed Ubuntu on my 32gb SSD and everything was fine until I figured I should try to use my 500gb HDD for something. So I ran Ubuntu from my usb, went on the installation guide, repartitioned ...
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Disk partition on ubuntu server 12.10

I'm new on Ubuntu. Currently I'm trying to install Ubuntu server 12.10 on Acer AR320 F1 with 300GB SAS HDD. When I'm in the disk partition section, it only shows me 3 choices which are: - CONFIGURE ...
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How can I get the Ubuntu installer to recognise my primary partition for dual-booting?

When I select "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7", the only partition available is my 20 GB recovery drive. How do I get the Ubuntu installer to recognize my primary 600 GB harddrive and create a ...
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Error installing Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 lts with RAID 5 configuration

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2750 that has 8 x 500GB HDD's. I performed a RAID-5 configuration through the BIOS, essentially leaving me with about 3.3TB of available disk space. I then installed Ubuntu ...
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Installing ubuntu: No OS found

Ok, so I have some problems with dualbooting. First of all, previously when I downgraded to win7 kind of failed with partitions so had to delete all of them and install directly with win7 ...
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Grub on boot partition using raid0 and swap partition question

I'm new on this linux stuff and english isn't my language so have some patience please. =) Question 1: *When a boot partition is created during or before a installation of Ubuntu, is Grub bootloader ...