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

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Dualboot installation [duplicate]

I am very disappointed with the installation process, this is the fifth day I'm tryna install ubuntu 12.10 together with windows 7 ... I have only one partition on my hard drive, I boot in Ubuntu with ...
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Replaced Windows 7, but where did my old files go?

Ok, let me start by saying that I know nothing about Linux and that I switched because I was sick and tired of windows. So I had Windows 7 on my C: drive and I chose to replace it with Ubuntu 12.10. ...
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How can I configure preseed to use a drive ONLY if it exists?

Some of the machines that I'm provisioning have a separate /dev/sdb to be used for /home, and some only have a single disk. Is there a way I can set up preseed so that if /dev/sdb exists, it uses ...
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Partitioning on GPARTED

I have tried over and over to partition my hard disk in a way so that every time I have to reinstall ubuntu, I wouldnt have to copy my data to an external device. I have followed all the possible ...
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Does selecting “Remove Windows” option during install remove all my Windows partitions?

I had Windows 7 installed on my laptop, I installed Ubuntu and chosen the option to delete everything. But when I clicked that, it deleted my windows 7 partitions. C: Windows E: Documents F: ...
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Laptop battery life decreased compared to Windows 7

I'm new to linux and few days ago i installed it on my laptop. I have windows 7 64-bit in one partition and on other partitions the ubuntu 12.10(6gb), swap partition(8gb) and /home partition about ...
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Disk partition windows installer

I'm asking because I downloaded the windows installer version, when i open the installer, a window with everything is open and at the bottom say "install" but at middle sais "size instalation" and the ...
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how can i partition the HDD in ubuntu 12.10 64bit ? - only have ubuntu as OS on notebook

i got a new notebook dell n4050 with os ubuntu 10.10 and i upgrade it to 12.10 64bit , I have only ubuntu 12.10 64bit on my notebook , HDD space is 320 GB , when i log into os , i found ...
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I deleted swap partition, what more I should do?

Well I deleted my swap partition using gparted just because I needed one more primary partition and the swap was the 4th, that is the maximum number of primary partitions. I think I don't need it ...
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Problem with LVM over mdadm with NTFS. Is it possible?

I am a bit of a linux newbie, and i have come across an error that i dont really know how to troubleshoot. my idea is to cram 6TiB drives into a box, make three sets of raid1, then stretch a logical ...
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I can't see my partitions to install ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC. It already has Windows 7 on it. I wanna use both as a dual boot PC. My HDD is 1TB & it has 4 partitions in Windows. But when I try to install Ubuntu I cant ...
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How to shrink Ubuntu LVM logical and physical volumes?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 as the only OS on my system. I told Ubuntu to overwrite everything as I was in a hurry, hence I only have the two partitions Ubuntu creates, the Boot Partition of a ...
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Messed up partitions after 11.04 upgrade

I wanted to upgrade my old 10.10 to 12.04 using alternate CD, and had to upgrade to 11.04 first. Unfortunately I ran into the following error after upgrading and rebooting to ubuntu : the disk ...
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Bug in Ubuntu Installer?

if I install Ubuntu (12.10 64 Bit) on a MBR formatted hard disk, based on a EFI system, I should get the partition type 0xEF for the EFI System partition but instead I retrieve 0x0B what stands for a ...
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Grub Error 15. Can't boot

I made a partition with Windows disk management (40GB) for the purpose of installing Ubuntu. It worked fine and I saw it next to the C drive so I turned of the computer and grabbed my USB with Ubuntu ...
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Can I have a NTFS data partition both accessible (r/w) by separate Windows and Ubuntu partitions?

The following image illustrates the partition setup I have in my head, but what I'm unsure about is the data partition. I've heard Linux support for NTFS is fairly good nowadays, but since it is ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 12.10 and revert back to Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and regretted it almost immediately. Don't ask why, I was just wondering if I can completely ...
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Default disk partitions

When I installed Ubuntu 12.10, I installed it onto a 500 GB hard drive using the default partitioning. Looking at the hard drive in Disks I see the main partition (/dev/sda1 = 496 GB) and the swap ...
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Kubuntu installation asks to install on entire partition

I'm trying to install Kubuntu 12.10 on my computer, but when i get to the part where we chose the partition to install Kubuntu, I only have three options and all of them includes using the 100% of my ...
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What is the best way to uninstall Ububtu 13.04 from a PC dual booting 12.04?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a partition, dual booting with Ubuntu 12.04. Now I would like to remove the partition and Ubuntu 13.04 without having to lose Ubuntu 12.04 or reformatting the entire hard ...
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Accidentally deleted windows partition, how can I do a factory reset with only Ubuntu working to restore windows?

While installing Ubuntu, I made a tactical error of my laptop turning off during the Partitioning of my hard drive (manual). Okay, so in my Grub loader i have Ubuntu (12.04) (works just fine) , ...
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How to use unallocated space in a triple-boot partition scheme?

I am running with triple booting my system. I have a 1TB drive. I made the error of making the linux swap out of my 600gb ntfs drive, which then it made the space unallocated and I cannot seem to add ...
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Can't delete one of the partition on my disk

I am really messed up with one of my partitions. I am new to linux and created a 210GB huge partition as swap. I tried converting it to a regular ntfs partition, but my computer hanged up despite ...
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Triple booting Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8

I need to try out Win 8 and learn it, and I want to triple boot it (because I'm only going to use it when I have to) with Ubuntu and Windows 7 already installed. The current boot loader is Windows' ...
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Why can't I Resize/Move in GParted?

I have a 12.04 LTS system running on my PC with a 320 GB hard drive. Unfortunately, I need to use Windows 7 in my lab. I tried doing this using a virtual machine (VirtualBox and VMware) but it was ...
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How to prepare HDD for Windows 8 install?

I would like to keep my Linux partitions and install Windows 8 (currently have XP) to another partition. I tried it on another computer, where I had a Linux partition, but didn't need to keep it. ...
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error mounting partition

I have a Samsung laptop which received a bump yesterday. After that, the system doesn't load the Windows (Vista), the screen remains black, doesn't boot. I burn a LiveCD with Ubuntu to try to back up ...
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installing ubuntu in a predefined partition

my 500 gb hdd has 5 partition. 4 among of them are of NTFS file system and partially occupied with data. another partition where i want to install ubuntu is of 52 gb. now i want to know in which file ...
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how can i mount partitons in recovery mode

I am unable to login to my account and I want to back up my data from Documents folder so I need to know how to mount other partitions from recovery mode. How can I do this? mv ...
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How are partitons handled in Ubuntu, compared to Windows?

How are partitions in my hard disk handled in Ubuntu? I want to draw parallels with what Windows does. Let's say I have a HDD formatted as ext4, if I create 2 partitions and mount them at /data-part ...
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ubi-partman failed with exit code 10 during 12.10 fresh install

ive been trying to install ubuntu 12.10 on my acer aspire one 534h,using an iso from the official site and a 16gb flash drive using unetbootin. my aa1 is running factory settings (xp). it will boot ...
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How do i add an unallocated partition to another partition

How can I add space from unallocated to extended? Can someone please simplify the process? I have no idea what to do. I just deleted my windows partition and i want to add it to my Ubuntu one. Also ...
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Ubuntu Installation on Dell Insipiron 14r

I have just bought a new dell inspiron 14r laptop. I want to install ubuntu on the system but the main problem I am facing is there are already 4 partitions built in to the laptop and other than that ...
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12.10 installation with LUKS encryption & LVM in EFI mode

I try to figure out how to perform an installation of Ubuntu 12.10 (EFI Mode) with LUKS encryption and LVM scheme. What I've done so far: Booted on a GParted Live CD 0.14.1-6 in "EFI mode only" (in ...
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Unable to Merge Win7 Partition with Unallocated Space Released from Xubuntu

Please see the current partitions in Gparted below [edit - I wasn't allowed to post an image, I just posted the output of fdisk -l], I have moved & resized my Xubuntu partition in order to ...
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Memory too small on a partition

My home partition is full, so you know at what kind of trouble can leads this. I have two partitions by 40 GB and I was wondering which would be the best method for transferring files or adding a ...
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Create a separate partition like D:\ (of windows) in Ubuntu

I've decided to make a complete switch to Ubuntu.. My thing is, In windows if the OS crashes (which happens very often) all the data in drives D:\, E:\ etc., will be safe. I format the C:\get the new ...
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Did EFI Partition ruin my hard drive?

I can't access my HDD (Drive D). After having trouble installing Ubuntu on my new EFI system, I couldn't boot either of the OS on my SSD (Drive C). I fixed that problem by running boot-repair, ...
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How can I get rid of 1mb of unallocated space at the end of this table? (Gparted - see screenshot)

I can't seem to find a way to extend or move this 1mb, but it's really bugging me.
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Ubuntu crashed once shortly after partitioning during install. My second attempt was successful, but I have some concerns

Is there something I should check, or a procedure I should perform, to make sure that nothing is wrong with my hard-drive or partitions? And I noticed that I wasn't asked to define a partition size ...
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Cannot increase Ubuntu partition with GParted. Maximum size

Before I started this, I went into Windows 8 and reduced it's size to allow roughly 10GB of unallocated data. I want to increase Ubuntu 12.10's partition to fill that void. I ran Ubuntu (Trial) from ...
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Does Gparted do a True Bit by Bit partition copy

I know this isn't ubuntu specific but since it's linux I was hoping somebody here could answer this question, since I used the 6 questions a day limit on superuser. Does gparted do a true partition ...
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Half of my disk space is assigned to Ubuntu. How can I move some to Windows? [duplicate]

I don't need half my disk space on Ubuntu and I would love to move it back to Windows without having to uninstall and install Ubuntu all over again. I'd appreciate any help on this.
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How to make a readable FAT16/FAT32 partition on usb stick for Windows access?

I want to create a windows accessible partition(FAT16/FAT32). But even the created partition can read under linux. It can not see on Windows. Just display a driver symbol like E:. I'm using parted ...
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Which files refer to unallocated partition?

# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 34.4 GB, 34359738368 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4177 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 showing incorrect size of already existing Windows partitions

I'm installing ubuntu 12.10 with live DVD and I have Windows 7 already installed on my machine. My Windows 7 partitions are: C: 150 GB (Windows 7) D: 150 GB (Free) E: 300 GB (Used) F: 10 GB ...
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PC is not detecting any boot drive. How to fix this?

I used gparted to shrink the swap space and add it to the drive that had Ubuntu installed in it from Live boot. After doing so, I restarted the computer and then found a black screen saying just this: ...
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Will these delete my files? (fixpart)

I'm applying a fixpart command so Ubuntu amd64 install will detect windows installation and install alongside it. i applied this command, i haven't chose yet, if i chose Y will it delete everything ...
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Nautilus doesn't see free space but GParted does

I've recently moved my system partition in order to install some Windows and now Nautilus reports 0 free space at /home partition (and the total size seems to be incorrect as well) but there are 17 ...
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Finding and using unused disk space?

I installed Ubuntu on my 80GB hard disk. I chose "Guided - use entire disk and set up LVM". The system showed 79.7GB and I chose 39.7GB for the OS. The system is up and now I want to use remaining ...