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

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GRUB not recognising copied partition

I've been following the instructions on this page to copy my Linux partition from one partition to another on the same drive. (I'm doing this because I want to move it from /dev/sda3 to /dev/sda4 so ...
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SSD and HDD have window 7 recovery partition. Can I delete one to make room for ubuntu?

I'm trying to install ubuntu right now, and I've run into a problem. I have Windows 7 installed on my SSD, and I want to install ubuntu on my HDD, but I already have three partitions on my HDD. The ...
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Dual Booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Partition Sizes?

I'm about to reinstall Windows, so I thought that I'd try Ubuntu out on a partition just for fun. My question is, how large should my partitions be for each of them? I know this various depending on ...
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Why does the first partition start at sector 34 when I choose “Guided - Use entire disk” during install?

After choosing "Guided - Use entire disk" during installation of Ubunsut Server 12.04 I find that the first partition starts on sector 34. Why that specific sector and not the first one? (parted) ...
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Is it possible to emulate a (windows) raid controller to recover a raid1 mirror?

So, Im gonna make a point to ask this question a couple of ways for the sake of wording, and how it might trigger a memory that someone might have experience. Heres what I have: 1. Two hard drives ...
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Perform upgrades on another ubuntu partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update other Ubuntu partitions without rebooting into them? So I run XBMCBuntu on my primary partition, and have 12.10 on my secondary partition, which I do ...
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Fix overlapping partitions

I have problem with overlapping partitions. GParted shows me all my disk as unallocated area, output of fdisk below: alex@alex-ThinkPad-SL510:~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, ...
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Does installing to an extended partition reduce disk performance?

I was reading the latest issue of Full Circle (issue 63) and there was an article comparing boot times under various configurations. One of the comparisons was with an installation in a primary ...
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Windows dual boot installation question

OK, i have windows 7 installed, i don't know weather or not it is in a partition in my c drive, but i have 450gb free space. when i install Ubuntu does it use ALL of the free space as a partition for ...
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mount point /usr/share error

I had mounted a partition in /usr/share during installation of xubuntu.Then I used Gparted to format the partition. Then whenever I boot my PC a message is displayed "press s to skip d to manually ...
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Problem with partitions and 12.04

Can I have some help? I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, that has some partitions: 2 ntfs (one of them is restricted by the system) 2 ext4s 1 Linux swap But when I insert my CD, and ...
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Best partition scheme for ubuntu + windows with EFI and GPT

I am guessing which is the better partition scheme for a system with EFI and GPT. Currently, I have the following scheme: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 USB (HP)

I have put ubuntu 12.04 on a USB (Kingston 8GB) and I go to install and I can't it gives options for erase and something else I have 4 primary partitions win7 for my main partition and 3 created by HP ...
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How to create partitons while installing Ubuntu 12.04

I have windows 7. I want to install ubuntu 12.04 into my system in a separate partition. I had made four partitions in windows: windows(100gb) ubuntu(98.5gb) personal(500gb,logical) Note: ...
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recovery partition question

I have an Acer Aspire 4739 and want to install Ubuntu but I was wondering what happens to the recovery partition if I ever wanted to go back to windows? I don't have a boot disk that laptop only have ...
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Merge unallocated partitions

So my disk ended up being partitioned like this (in order): System reserved (100MB) Windows 7 (NTFS, 500GB) Ubuntu (ext4, 100GB) Swap (4GB) Unallocated Space (400GB) Unfortunately, the ...
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12.04 installer won't accept mis-alligned partition

So I upgraded Ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04 and it had issues. Long story short, I backed up everything and want to reinstall. The installer apparently REALLY doesn't like installing on mis-aligned ...
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I have only one partition but I want to have one more

I have only one partition in ubuntu where my boot files are also there. I want to have one more partition how can i do it?
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Tri-Boot Win 7 64+Ubuntu 12.04+BackTrack 5 [closed]

I'd like to know what is the best procedure for doing a Tri-boot? I don't want to re-size windows partition I want to re-install it from scratch. I heard that it's better to install windows first, ...
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Freeing disk space on Ubuntu to use in Windows

I have 250Gb drive on a laptop, which has Windows 7 on a 122Gb ntfs partition (which has a "boot" flag on it) and Ubuntu 12.04.1 on a 110Gb extended partition, of which the root ext4 partition is ...
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12.04 - partitioning extended to primary

I've been playing around with ubuntu a lot lately, and I want to use it as my primary OS. When I first downloaded it, I think that grub2 became the boot master instead of the windows 7 bootloader. ...
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How can I resize an LVM partition? (i.e: physical volume)

I want to shrink my second (LVM) partition, in order to create a new partition in the newly freed space. I am using the Live CD to do so, because I know I can't resize/move this partition while it is ...
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How to convert /tmp partition in to other format ? also give some details about /tmp partition?

I'm new to Ubuntu so don't know much about partitions. I have a 320Gb Hard-drive on a HP DV6 i3 2150us. When I was installing Ubuntu I gave 100 Gb to /tmp mount point thinking that it would be a ...
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What partition type do I choose when I create partitions for Ubuntu and WIndows 7

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a laptop with no OS. Afterwards I'll hopefully be able to install windows 7 on what's left of the hard drive. I'm at the step where i create the partitions and not ...
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Mounting HFS+ drive over network, write not required

I really need to figure out how to configure out how to get my linux box to mount a drive from my mac. They are permanently networked. My Mac is called fuzzy, and has been set up to allow the Movies ...
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Read-only filesystem

I've resized a partition (ext4) from a Live CD with GParted, and after reboot it says that the file system is read-only. I've rebooted again from the CD and checked it with GParted with no errors. ...
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Boot from ISO partition using Grub2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using a bootable live cd disk image mounted on the hard drive I have a few dozen disk images (ISO's) that I use as a technician, ie: MS DaRT, BackTrack, Acronis, etc. I ...
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How to auto mount partition on startup in Xubuntu?

I want to auto mount all my partitions on startup. This is how my /etc/fstab file looks like: proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 #Entry for /dev/sda1 : ...
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How to re-install Ubuntu without losing files? (Edit - Files lost - urgent help needed)

Sometime back I bought a second PC to serve as my backup machine, but I've never managed to have it as I would like. Now I want to start over, but I've messed so much with it's disks that I'm kinda ...
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how to access windows 7 partition files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to access Windows partition? In previous Ubuntu versions I installed Ubuntu and it always recognized the windows partition. I installed Ubuntu 12.04.01 LTS and I ...
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Uninstalling ubuntu + partitions

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed onto my dual-boot system; how can I uninstall it? Which partition(s) should I delete? As you can see, I have two used/Full up 'Other' partitions and one ext4 ...
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Increasing Ubuntu (12.04) partition size

I'm running a dual-boot Windows XP/Ubuntu system, and I'd like to increase the size of the Ubuntu partition at the expense of the Windows partition. I've already shrunk the Windows partition, ...
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Gparted: creating a new logical partition

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7 on my computer. I would create a new logical partition, and when I run sudo fdisk -l I get: Dispositivo Boot Start End Blocks Id ...
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Partitions mixing up

I am trying to install ubuntu alongside my windows 7. The problem is that ubuntu is not detecting all of my partitions and basically clubs together many of them. The same thing is done by using ...
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How do I mount my ntfs hard drive partition?

My computer's internal hard drive has an intermediate partition called 'Storage' which can be accessed from either Windows or Ubuntu. It is an NTFS partition but when I try to mount it in Ubuntu as ...
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Copy-Paste Not Working

Using precise pangolin. I am trying to copy some folders from my portable hard drive to one of the partitions. The paste button is not working in the destination folder and whenever I am trying a ...
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How do I advanced install Ubuntu?

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I was wondering if anyone can help me or can point me in the right direction on how to do the following: 1.) Customize a fresh clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu without formatting any partitions?

Can I install Ubuntu without formatting any partitions on my hard drive? I am already running Windows 7 and I want to install Ubuntu as well without formatting any of the partitions I have already ...
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What partitions do I need to replace to uninstall Ubuntu and re-install OSX?

I have a Emac (imac) PowerPC G4 1Gz/1GB RAM, ATI Radeon 9400 - 80GB / DVD RW+- I have installed Ubuntu and it is running just fine. However, the lack of flash functionality on the PPC architecture ...
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12.04 stopped recognizing Windows partitions after update

Yesterday I made a system update and it worked well. I then shut down and working inside Windows 7 x64. Although, right now I want to work inside Ubuntu but I cannot see the partitions and USB ...
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Can't have overlapping partitions

I have a machine running ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 on dual boot. I created a ntfs partition to do easy switching but as there were only 4 partition possible, I unknowingly deleted system reserved ...
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Upgrade to Precise leaving system unbootable

I've upgraded our server's system from Lucid to Precise and as far as I can tell, it left the system in an un-bootable state. I've read many responses in different threads but my problem has a twist. ...
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EXT4 Ideal Size?

I have 1TB HDD and I will use ubuntu and won't use dual boot with windows, any tips about partitions' size and how many partitions, can I have just 2 partitions? The second question is about swap ...
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How to use existing partition in preseeded installation?

I have a machine with 4 partitions: sda1 - root sda2 - swap sda3 - tmp sda4 - documents When I run the installation I don't want to repartition the disk. Now I read on ...
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Error in mounting HDD

I am getting the following error whenever I mount my external HDD. It was working before and then I opted for safely removing the drive. Now its giving me following error Error mounting: mount exited ...
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PTD software alternative

What is the alternative for PTD on ubuntu? The partition table doctor (PTD) does not have a linux version And what are the compatible partitions that it can handle: NTFS,ext2,3,4,btrfs
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Gparted funkiness - won't recognize 1TB, full-hdd /home partition, but recognizes ext4 and /home label

I have a 1TB SATA hard disk from my old desktop, and the entire thing is an ext4 /home partition (/, /boot, and swap were all on another hdd). It is now in a USB2 enclosure and I want to use it to ...
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Install GRUB to Ubuntu Partition

So my computer has the following partitions: /dev/sda -- (I know this isn't a real partition, but more so the boot loader) /dev/sda1 -- (Windows 7 Boot Loader) /dev/sda3 -- (Windows 7) ...
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Error: unknown file system ! Emergency

I don't know what to do, I was taking some space away from my linux partition and I rebooted and this happened I'm completely stuck is there anyway I can change it to boot with windows instead of grub ...
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Only 'sdb' shows up when installing 12.04 on a new Dell inspiron 14z

I got my brand new Dell Inspiron 14z yesterday, but failed to install Ubuntu. I can boot from a USB stick, and it works well. When trying to install, I confirm that the laptop is connected to the ...