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

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disk space lacking

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unable to mount lvm partition

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How is it possible to swap linux disk contents with Win7 contents?

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Can I use a 3TB hdd as a boot drive?

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secure boot not enabled

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Unable to extend ubuntu partiton

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How can I change partition table without data loss?

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Grub rescue unknown file system error

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How to automatically uninstall older kernels so that “The volume 'boot' has only … MB disk space” does not appear?

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Installing Ubuntu on a GPT HDD

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where should I install windows?

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Unknown USB Flash Drive

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Increase root size, shrink /home size, on console

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Partitioning issues with easeUS how do i proceed

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Mounting a directory

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How to hide ext4 and dm-crypt partitions from a windows (7) install?

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(U)EFI > Ubuntu vs Windows 8 - problems with booting Windows [duplicate]

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I want to reformat my home partition from ext3 to ntfs

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File operations not permitted on ntfs file system on Thoshiba 1TB external hard disk in Ubuntu 11.10

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Missing Operating System after removing Windows though partition (gparted)

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How to unhide the recovery partition in ubuntu that is hidden in windows 7?

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No /dev/sd for my hard drive?

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View TOTAL Disk Space Taken by ALL Installed Packages

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How to expand the ext4 primary partition size in a VMware Player virtual disk?

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I need to increase swap space [duplicate]

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1 or 2 partitions for 2 op-systems (Windows 7 + Ubuntu)? [duplicate]

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Stuck partition on Mac.

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How do I upgrade Ubuntu on a partition using an iso image?

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How should I partition my new SSD? (Journaling on another HDD?)

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