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

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Is it normal that Ubuntu takes more than 2 hours in the partition process?

I have an Envy14 and I decided to install ubuntu 12.10. With the instalation manager I configured the partitions that will work as root, /home and swap. But it has been almost two and a half hours and ...
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Install Kernel to Other Partition

I have two Linux partitions, each running Ubuntu 12.04. One I was using as a legitimate partition for all my real computing. The other I was using as a honeycomb and a fallback partition. However, ...
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Can't resize main partition in Xubuntu [closed]

I did a clean install of Xubuntu that takes up the entire HDD. Now I want to install BackTrack 5 on another partition. I have tried Gparted both in Xubuntu and running Gparted live booting from a ...
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Removing Windows [duplicate]

I've been running Precise and XP in a dual-boot on my laptop for several months now. I'd like to pull the plug on XP and reclaim that wasted NTFS space. What's the easiest way to do that?
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Is there a way to see what content is on which partition?

After trying out Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu by working in them for a few weeks, I have now decided on which distribution to use. Now I want to delete the partitions that holds the versions that I no ...
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Differentiating between the windows and ubuntu drive space [duplicate]

I am installing ubuntu for the first time. I followed the instructions online and created a usb disk for the install on my Acer Aspire One netbook. My netbook came with windows preloaded and I am wary ...
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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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Install with existing /home (encrypted)

I have a separate /home partition, and I'm about to perform a reinstall (13.04 beta). I plan to set up the same user that I have now. My current home folder is encrypted. Will the installer ...
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External drive not recognized

I have a 500gb external drive that I used for Windows storage. Later, I partitioned it and made an Ubuntu partition. Now, when I connect the HDD on Windows, it is not able to recognize it, but Ubuntu ...
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How do I create an EFI partition

Background: I have a preinstalled windows 8 desktop and am trying to uninstall windows 8 and install Ubuntu 12.10 with live DVD. I disabled secure boot. Am able to boot live DVD via boot menu only ...
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Set Up Partition after Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Window 7

So here it's, I had downloaded Wubi.exe, and install and run it successfully. The Problem is, when I restart my Laptop, the system showed up a secure boot menu (to choose between Win7 or Ubuntu), ...
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Replace Fedora Partition With Ubuntu

So I tried installing Fedora along side Windows 7 and after a week of using Fedora, I can't stand it and I'm switching back to Ubuntu. I'm unsure of how to install Ubuntu in place of Fedora. Below is ...
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Ubuntu partition. To recover files [closed]

Linux does not work for me at all right now. Never did on this computer. Toshiba satellite L750 d . Nothing I have tried have brought any results. I am stuck in low graphics mode. And before that, ...
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How to temporarily mount a hard drive partition as read-only using Nautilus?

I hibernated Windows 7, then booted Ubuntu. When I tried to mount the Windows partition, I got this error: I'd just read that switching OSes via hibernating was OK as long as you didn't modify files ...
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How do I install Windows on a computer with Grub?

I previously installed Ubuntu and I wanted to install windows vista via the repair disc included with the laptop. Booted up the computer with the disc in, nothing. I already set the boot order, so ...
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Problem Installing Ubuntu- hangs at preparation

I have read that this problem usually is in result of my partition not being clean? I believe I have a failed installation that may be causing trouble but not sure. Here is what my partitions look ...
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Distinguishing partition format types

How can I tell whether a partition is formatted with FAT32 or exFAT?
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Problems with partitioning on GUID Partition Table

I installed Xubuntu on my new Lenovo G580 notebook. When I tried to partition the HDD and it kept making extra 1 MB partitions at the beginning and the end and they looked like unformatted free space. ...
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Dualboot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on UEFI Unable to Boot to Ubuntu

Here is the layout of my disk: /dev/sda1 (EFI partition) /dev/sda2 (Recovery partition) /dev/sda3 /dev/sda4 (Windows 7 partition -- boot) /dev/sda5 (/boot) /dev/sda6 (swap) /dev/sda7 (/) I have ...
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How do I Install Lubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive (the full installation)?

I want to install Lubuntu on my 32GB flash drive, but I don't know how. I know a little bit about partitioning. When I go into GParted, my USB drive comes up as /dev/sdb. I already wiped it ...
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Can 1 partition span multiple physical disks?

I have 4 disks on an Ubuntu Server box, can I create on partition that spans across those 4 disks?
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Need to add HDD to existing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 in one of my HardDisk with Windows 8 as Dual Boot. Now i use Ubuntu as my Primary OS. I found lack of space and purchased a new 3TB Internal HDD. I don't know how to add ...
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Determining size of the partition when using Ubuntu Installer

I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Windows 7 using the Ubuntu installer, following the official guide. I first chose "Install Ubuntu", then "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7", but ...
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How can i save files on my hard drive

as i am new on ubuntu operating system. how can i save my files , music , photos , doc , ect. on my hard drive i got two partition each 300GB. and filesystem. when i open the partition i found in it ...
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How to get rid of a zero-size invisible partition left after deleting Windows boot partition

Computers sold with pre-installed Windows 7 have a small "System Reserved" boot partition at the beginning of the disk which is not really necessary as Windows can boot alone or alongside Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu + Windows 8 pro dual boot - Grub can't find command 'Drive Map'

I have the following setup: Samsung 840 Series SSD drive with three partitions: EFI Boot Partition (200 MB) Linux Swap Space (2 GB) Primary Ubuntu Drive (490 GB) Crucial M4 SSD with one ...
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How to merge two partitions separated by another partition?

I cant merge these two partitons together like in this picture: The NTFS partition is my data, I don't want to delete it. How to merge these two so that I can install Ubuntu?
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Format partition to what block size for photos only

I have a lot of photos and am working on them extensively, mainly going quickly through them back and forth via a Photo Browser and also doing some work via scripts. Would that make sense to format ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu or unhiding partition

I have 3 disks in my machine. I installed Ubuntu in one of them (2 partitions) but it is impossible to "see" the partition where I installed Ubuntu from the other disks (sysop w7 or winxp) so I tried ...
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Sharing /home partition between Linux OSs

I've been using Ubuntu as my main OS for a while, but I read about Elementary OS and I wanted to try it so I installed it. I wanted to share /home partition between both OSs but I forgot to do it ...
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Want to re-instate windows as primary OS [duplicate]

I want to move ubuntu off an old drive so I repartitioned it and made windows one partition (I was dual-booting). The problem I have is that I have no idea how to boot into windows after ubuntu had ...
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Installing windows 7 after a kubuntu install?

I have a kubuntu 12.10 installation that I use as a primary work machine. This is a single installation (2 partition OS / Swap). I need to install windows7 and the majority of tutorials (all) ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu 12.04 recognize my Windows 7 partition?

After some problems trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, now I have Windows 7 installed and it works just fine. But when I am going to install Ubuntu it doesn't recognize my windows. What ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 + Windows 8 in SSD+Normal drives [closed]

I'm gonna setup my computer with a new HD config. I have a 320gb old SATA2 drive with Ubuntu 12.10 + Windows 7. I'm buying a new 120gb SSD drive today, and my plan is as follows: SSD - 20gb ...
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Ubuntu Installer Doesn't Start from a Separate ISO Partition [Unetbootin]

My PC doesn't have a working CD drive and the BIOS is too old to boot from USB drives. It has Windows 7 installed. I've split the hard drive into 2 partitions with the first one (H:) being NTFS and ...
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reallocating free space from one partition to another

Im running ubuntu oneiric server edition. The computer has 2 hard drives. On my storage drive I have 2 partitions both are ext4 and I'm trying to reallocate space from a larger one to a smaller one ...
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Installing Ubuntu from a bootable USB, what size to make partitions? [duplicate]

Well, I have to switch over to Ubuntu last night after a disastrous reformatting. And I have some questions. So I successfully got Ubuntu going from the USB and I selected to also install it onto the ...
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Resize partitions | gparted | swapoff fail

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside winxp on my laptop. I'm trying to resize partitions (shrink winxp - enlarge ubuntu) running Gparted from LiveUSB. I read that I have to swapoff the linux-swap ...
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How do i get more hard drive space?

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7 & I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 100gig partition but the biggest HD space option when I installed Ubuntu was only 30gig. How can I allocate more space ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 on the integrated SSD of an Asus UX32A

As the title suggests, I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on the 24GB integrated SSD of an Asus UX32A. I took into consideration this answer - How to boot Ubuntu from SSD drive which cannot be ...
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How to create partitions in Ubuntu after installation? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with no partitions. System created: /dev/sda1 ext4 with 228GB /dev/sda2; extended with 4GB /dev/sda5; linux swap with 4GB I'm using GParted to make a partition in the ...
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Recover failed RAID1 software Partition / missing partition table or superblock

i already read & tried different approaches for 2 days now but nothing seems to work. I have 2 HDDs, on each one is an partition with 200GB which i had in RAID1. Then i installed XBMC and tried to ...
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How do I remove the 'Write the Changes to the Disks?' question during preseed?

I am pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have spent a lot of time trying to get an unattended install up and running for my Headless Server. As it stands I have everything almost there but when ...
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What are the consequences laptop running out power while GParted is running?

I was fixing my partition with GParted and it seemed to work well. But, my laptop suddenly ran out of power and I didn't realize it, then it turned off while GParted was still running which was at ...
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Bootloader question with the default “Install ubuntu along Windows” option

After using virtual machines and wubi for the last few years I finally took the time to install ubuntu in a dual boot. I read a ton of tutorials, but they all recommended different things. So I ...
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Ubuntu Installation Partitioning Gone Wrong

I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.4 LTS beside my Windows 7. So I put the CD and booted my PC, everything was easy, but I wanted to give Ubuntu 200GB and instead I gave it more than a terabyte. Now, my ...
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How can GParted be used to fix “partition does not start on physical sector boundary problem”? [duplicate]

UPDATED I tried to learn GParted and use it with all the risks -_- and I think that I found a solution, but I still have problem, please read my question below this is from terminal after I move ...
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Can I install ubuntu to a partition on my portable hard drive?

Ok I've got a live USB which I can load the ubuntu 12.10 installer from so that's no problem. I am very cautious about losing files and I don't have much space on my computer anyway so I am going to ...
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Replace Windows MBR with Ubuntu MBR(?) [duplicate]

I read that the MBR that "comes with windows" will not boot from logical partitions, and I read that other MBRs may read from a logical partition. Here it is: "need to make sure that the MBR code ...
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Disk partitioning ubuntu 12.10

I am planning to install Ubuntu 12.10 along with windows. I would like to know how to partition the drive so that I can access all my data in windows and keep one separate 20 GB for Ubuntu... Thank ...