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 rescue when trying to fix dualboot with Windows 8, what can I do? [duplicate]

I formatted the partition containing Ubuntu 13.04 running parallel with Windows 8, I then merged the partition disk into another disk and that is where the problem starts. When I restart the computer ...
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The state of partitioning tools?

What is the state of partitioning tools in Linux? Which tools are recommend and which should I stay away from? Namely I am interested in fdisk, cfdisk, sfdisk and the fdisk and cfdisk variants that ...
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Turn old boot disk into secondary drive without losing data

I have a 2TB drive with XBMCBuntu 12.04.3 installed on it and also about 1.5TB of data.I have a new, small HDD (40GB) and want to install the OS on it. I would like to keep the data on the HDD but ...
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My boot partition is filling up. What's the solution?

How do I know what is safe to remove? Can I make the partition larger without damaging data in that or adjacent partitions? Thanks for any help.
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Which bits of Ubuntu need to be on an SSD?

I'm in the process of rebuilding a budget system from used parts. One of the components will be an 8GB SSD, to speed up the machine while continuing to use my 1TB conventional HD. I already use a ...
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How to mount EXT4 drives from another system

I had a testbed 13.04 server which had a boot volume partitioned into three, root, swap and Workspace as well as two other drives running in raid 1. The Workspace and raid volumes were setup using LVM ...
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I don't have the option to install ubuntu alongside windows 7; which partition can i delete?

I have a lenovo ideapad running Windows 7 and I want to install ubuntu option. I already installed ubuntu on my parents desktop using a boot dvd. When I run to the installation process on my laptop I ...
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Ubuntu preseed partman gets partition type and size wrong

I want to write a partman recipe in my Ubuntu 12.04 server installer preseed file to partiton my disk. I want it to make the following partitions: BIOS boot area for supporting GPT type partition ...
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My home folder is owned by root, how can I fix this?

I put my home folder on its own partition following the instructions in the Ubuntu Documentation Partitioning/Home/Moving wiki. Now I'm not the owner of my own home folder. How can I fix this? I ...
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help with partitions/ changing existing partitions?

My boot partition seems to be filling up. I assume it is from updates? I'm a few MB from maxing it out. Can I take from adjacent partitions without damaging data? From Gparted sda1 ext4 ...
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Manual Partitioning Help

I want to tri-boot my HP G6 laptop. i wana install windows, ubuntu and linux kali using UEFI.. i want to install them making manual partitions... First m installing windows...For that following ...
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Remove Ubuntu 13.04 and put Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu and chose option 'something else' and i created partitions, but now i cant boot to windows but when i re-install Ubuntu there is an option to install it along with windows 7. ...
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Merging Extended partition with Unallocated Space: Error

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 which is on a dual boot with Windows 7. I initially had 30 GB for Ubuntu ,but I decided I need more , now I booted Ubuntu from its Live CD ,used GParted , shrunk Windows ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot!

I installed ubuntu ver. 13.04 from a flash drive. I already partitioned my drive which has windows. I selected ex4 and formatted the disk space. It installed correctly. Then it asked to restart. When ...
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Trying to mount backup of /dev/sda as ext4 for recovery, fdisk reports invalid partition table

I used dd if=/dev/sda of=~/backup.img where /dev/sda was an ext4 filesystem. I want to perform recovery on it which means I need to mount it as ext4 filesystem using extundelete application. Can ...
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How can I fix “The creation of swap space in partition #6 of SCSI2 (0,0,0) (sda) failed” while installing Ubuntu?

Edit: Updated my question with screenshots I have a 500 GB built-in hard disk. I have 3 primary partition. C: - 100GB - Primary Partition - Windows 7 installed D: - 150GB - Primary Partition E: - ...
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Safe to create a swap partition using GParted?

I went through this forum post, and found out that it is possible to install a swap partition after installation of the OS. I just wanted a guide as to how I should do it so as to have it done safely ...
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I want to Install Ubuntu in a specific partition

I have two partitions: I want to install Ubuntu in my first partition without losing any data on the other. I need to use them after the installation. My other question is if my nVIDIA Geforce ...
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Installed Ubuntu, Unable to open Windows 8

I got bored with the Windows 8 and tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I had trouble installing it and looked for help. I learnt that I had to make the root as "/" and format the drive as Ext 2 or 3 or ...
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Why doesn't available space increase if I grow my virtual hard drive? [duplicate]

I have increased my Ubuntu's hard disk size to 40GB. But still I don't see it's increased! I increased it through VM → Settings → Hard Disk(SCSI) → Utilities → Expand. When I power on and and see in ...
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Best partition layout for specific setup

I work at a webdevelopment company and we're all getting new PC's. Our plan is to run a dual-boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7 or 8. I've setup a few of these systems so I know the how of it, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't see my 2TB hard drive

I have a small problem. I switched today from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 13.04 on my home PC. I have installed 3 hard drives - 250GB, 500GB and a 2TB. On the 250GB I have installed the system - clean ...
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bootmgr is missing [duplicate]

How do I setup the file system and partitions to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu? Bootmgr is missing, and the OS cannot be found. I've looked at a few utilities, like UBCD, but they are somewhat ...
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Grub Rescue set on partition that doesn't exist

I recently got a new laptop with Windows 7 installed. I downloaded 12.04 LTS ISO and created a bootable USB stick. I booted into Ubuntu on my laptop and installed Ubuntu, choosing the 'side by side' ...
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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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How to move Ubuntu from one disk to another while keeping windows (using clonezilla?)

My current system drive is shared with windows and is running out of space. I have lots of programs installed and settings made in my Ubuntu system so I would really like to not have to re-install and ...
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Disk Quota questions

I have some problem when I'm trying to allocate disk limit for user in Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS system. I use edquota to specify the amount of disk space for user after edit fstab file. Here are some ...
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Installing Linux and then Window [duplicate]

I have windows 8 installed. I want to remove it completely and install Linux first. Then later I might need to install Windows 7 as well. I'm installing Linux from a bootable USB right now. If I ...
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How do I install 13.04 alongside windows on an Intel Raid 5?

Whenever I try to install Ubuntu I run into issues. All the live CD's don't display the Intel raid 5 and show multiple drives. When I tried the 12.04 alternative, And the Raring Minimal ISO. The raid ...
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How to fix kernel panic with read/write error? [duplicate]

Whenever I start my computer it first says "error attempt to read or write out of partition". Then on another screen it says: [ 1.378476] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unsble to mount root ...
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How to create partition from running onepartition? [duplicate]

Hello i am new in ubuntu. While setuping ubuntu i pressed replace windows 8 and it did. But the problem is it also deleted other partition. Now is there any way to slice my one partition into 2 ...
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I want to delete Ubuntu from the Partition on my Mac, but I cannot access my Mac OS system

I made a partition on my iMac to install Ubuntu, which I did by DVD. I've been using it for a while but, I wanted to switch over to my Mac OS and When I restart my comp and hold down the "alt" button ...
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Split partition with Ubuntu 13.04 and windows 7 [duplicate]

How do I split the partition without loosing my windows OS and files .I am mainly concerned about the new table.
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How to format a 4k sector hard drive?

I bought a Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB hard drive. It was sold inside an enclosure. I formatted to ext4, copied some data to it and then I removed it from the enclosure and connected it directly to the ...
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Hard drive in software RAID5 dissapeared

I have 6 HDDs in my box, 2x256Gb ATA OCZ-AGILITY4 SSDs. Each is partitioned into one block of 48Gb and one block of 208Gb. The 48Gb partitions are RAID0 striped and serve as the swap space (md0). ...
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How to recover partially formatted ext4 partition (testdisk did not help)

I have а 2TB "single ext4-formatted partition" HDD. Recently, while working under Windows 7 on the same machine, I have damaged the aforementioned partition. What happened is that while I was trying ...
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Boot from a partition (Windows 8)

I'm currently running Windows 8 on an HP Pavilion g7 laptop and I tried installing Ubuntu 13.04 from my flash drive just recently. Installation went as normal and I created a 50 GB partition for it. ...
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Do I use ext4 for all partitions (such as / and /boot)? What are the other formats used for?

I'm installing ubuntu onto a new laptop with 24gb SSD and a 500gb HDD. I wanted to put / and swap onto the SSD and /home onto the HDD. Is there anything I shouldn't use ext4 for? I do not ever intend ...
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Can't read partition table of 3TB USB disk

I've connected a 3TB disk via SATA and formatted it with a GPT partition table and added a single partition. Now, after moving the disk into an external enclosure and connecting it via USB, the ...
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Can I delete system reserved?

I'm currently dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu (both x64). I was able to make it work after using boot-repair via liveCD. I was wondering if I can delete windows' system reserved partition, now that ...
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How to fix Incorrect filesystem property information? [duplicate]

My hard drive has four partitions. Windows 80gb Ubuntu Linux 70gb Storage 530gb Recovery 14gb I used Gparted (booted Linux from pen drive) to remove 30 GB from storage and subsequently ...
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Preparing a disk from Windows for installing Ubuntu (partitioning)

I have windows 8 installed. I want to install Ubuntu, therefore, I want to partition a disk using standard windows 8 utility for that. However, what file system do I have to format it to: extFAT or ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Installation - Need Help!

I am installing Ubuntu 13.04. I have the installation open on my screen and it runs fine until I get to a part called "Installation Type" which is basically where I choose a partition. I opened ...
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laptop only has ubuntu, how do i delete it and install windows? [duplicate]

i bought a asus 1015e laptop with ubuntu as it's OS by accident. i want to delete ubuntu partition and install windows. i went to gparted and i dont know which partition to delete. also asus sells ...
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any problems with this partition scheme?

I must create a new ubuntu 12.04.2 boot disk after the /boot directory on my old HDD got corrupted. The following is the partition scheme I'm planning. Is there anything wrong with this for this ...
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Some things I don't quite understand about partitioning for an installation

So I'm installing ubuntu onto my main desktop, but I don't quite understand the partitioning and how Ubuntu works in general. I have 4 SSDs which I would like to put into a JBOD array. I did some ...
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Single Boot, Ubuntu 13.04 only, can not re-install with DVD

I wanted to re-install 13.04, but when I insert the DVD it does not recognize it... and it just boots up as usual... it does not take me to the install DVD. I put in a boot repair CD... and that is ...
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How to make duplicate of whole HDD?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 production server with a 500 GB (nearly 15 gb used) HDD. I want to duplicate whole HDD including, its partition structure, to another HDD with 400 GB size so that changing the ...
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How do I fix this problem with grub after installing Ubuntu server?

I've installed GRUB as part of the Installation process of Ubuntu Server 13.04 LTS edition. This is the screen that I get after booting from my hard drive: GRUB: Loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: ...
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Check that filesystem and partition table are in a good state?

I just changed around the partition table of an Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop and everything seems to be working fine. I want to perform similar changes on another (more important) system. The machine boots ...