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

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Accessing Mac filesystem from xUbuntu

I have a macbook pro with 2 OS's... Mac OSx and Xubuntu (newest release.) I have followed a lifehacker guide on allowing access of my OSx partition when booted into my linux OS which included ...
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Missing operating system single boot Ubuntu on Mac

I wanted to replace Mac OS X with Ubuntu completely so I put the Ubuntu .img on a USB drive and ran it and chose the replace osx option in Ubuntu's install menu. I realize this was a stupid way ...
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Windows 7 to Ubuntu - erased data [duplicate]

I am quite new with Ubuntu and I am not that good with computers at all. I had Windows 7, however due to some problems I didn't like that operational system because of that I decided to install ...
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Extending the size of ubuntu partition

I have a computer which have windows 7,Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 12.10 respectively. This is my partition table The 21 GB ext4 is the primary partition of Ubuntu 12.10 and 18 GB ext4 is of Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu installation failed every time after choosing “install ubuntu alongside window 7”

I want to install Ubuntu with window 7 as a dual boot PC. After Booting from pendrive when I choose "intall ubuntu on Hard disk" , then installation window comes, I choose "do not connect to wifi ...
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How to write Ubuntu in boot.ini?

I have windows xp. It has ntldr and boot.ini on multi 0 disk 0 rdisk 0 partition 1 and load Windows from multi 0 disk 0 rdisk 0 partition 3 I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on second hard drive and I ...
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Grub not showing windows partition

My mom has a windows partition and a ubuntu 12.04 partition on her laptop, and we wanted to set grub to automatically load windows for ease of use. To do this I used steps from this question: ...
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Changing size of Windows partition

when I was installing Linux, I divided my HDD into few partitions. By mistake, I let for Windows too little space. Question is, how to uninstall Linux, join all partitions and then again divide HDD ...
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Installing Ubuntu with preloaded Windows 7

I am trying to install Ubuntu as a Dual Boot with my preloaded Windows 7. I have a 1 TB hard disk. Primary Partition for windows is limited at 80gb and the rest of the space was unallocated and i ...
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How do I use my home directory on a separate partition?

My understanding of disc partitioning has always been that you partition a disc to install multiple operating systems so you can boot from multiple operating systems on a single disc. However I'm ...
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How to remake the partitions

I have just installed ubuntu alongside with windows, but I have switched the sizes I wished for their partitions, with windows with about 500GB and ubuntu with about 100GB, though I wanted the other ...
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How To Create A Small System Partition For Mythbuntu [duplicate]

I have Mythbuntu 12.04 running with system files and MythTV recordings in the same partition. I'd like to repartition the disk (perhaps using a second interim drive) to make a small system partition ...
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Hard Disk Formatting Error

so here is the situation.. I installed Ubuntu, pretty sweet.... all was going well till i tried to install an application " LPCXpresso IDE for ARM micro controllers" now the PC hung up as soon as the ...
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Ubuntu installer not seeing free space on hard disk (dual boot)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (12.10) on a laptop on a 240 GB Intel SSD drive already containing a Windows 7 installation. I have the disk partitioned as follows: 1500 MB, NTFS, system partition, ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and Prolong SSD life

I will be installing Ubuntu 12.10 on a SSD as a dual boot with Windows 7. I also have a HDD that will be used as a data drive. I was thinking of having: / on SSD /home on HDD swap on HDD Is there ...
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Un-able to re-boot Windows 8 after failed Ubuntu install

Ok, I tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 and when installing I went to click on Something Else to install to a pre-made partition but when I clicked on continue I realised I either missed (don't laugh) or ...
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choose wrong option during install and lost partitions

i tried ubuntu 13.04 beta in my pc with live dvd. when i wanted to install ubuntu i choose to delete my windows wrongly!. i see the page that we must to select time location and here i realized my ...
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Shrink extended partition containing lvm

I have been bashing my head against the wall, regretting ever having opted into using LVM. I need to shrink the 75GB /dev/sda2/ to make room for a new OS installation. To do this, I need to shrink ...
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How can I mount a windows 7 partition from Ubuntu (with no knowledge of what I'm doing)?

I have no idea what I'm doing here, at all. I bought a lenovo laptop from a pawn store, and it had Windows 7 with a single locked user account. I'd like to access the current files without resetting ...
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Cannot find remaining hard drive space after installing in a partition?

Complete Ubuntu newbie here. I'm installing Ubuntu 12.04 on an 11 year-old PC. Specs to my knowledge are: Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz RAM: 512 RAM Motherboard: Asrock P4VM800 Video ...
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How do I verify that my partitions are being used

I have installed Ubuntu by manually specifying the partitions /, /swap & /home. I am new to Ubuntu so I would like to verify whether these partitions are working properly.
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Ubuntu 12.10 i386 installed on MacBook but not working at all

I have searched through a lot of questions but it looks that nobody had the same problem. I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook (mid 2009) from a burned DVD. While keeping a 450 G ...
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Desperately in need of help

So I made a huge mistake and I am in desperate need of help. I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7. I was planning on switching over so I figured I would copy over all my pictures, ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after installing it and it looks like it isn't even installed in the disc management

I Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 45GB partition, and when it asked me to reboot the computer, the dual boot menu didn't appear, it boot directly Windows 7. When I checked the disc management, there was ...
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How do I partition my hard drive to manually install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8?

I have a Windows 7 machine I upgraded to Windows 8, so as a result I have BIOS and not UEFI. I attempted to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8 yesterday, and accidentally used wubi without ...
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Installing from USB to a new HD - Drive not found

I just bought a new hard drive and attached it to my Windows 7 machine to format it (NTFS) and create a single, primary partition. Then I put it into the machine I want to install Ubuntu on and ran ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installer doesn't recognise Windows 8 partition on Toshiba C850 Laptop

I purchased a Toshiba C850 Laptop and I'm trying to install the 64 Bit version of Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8, allowing me to dual boot. I burnt a Ubuntu 12.10 DVD, disabled Secure Boot on the ...
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Partitions required for Installing Ubuntu?

I have a Laptop with 1TB hard disk space. I can allocate 100GB for Ubuntu. Currently there is only Windows 7 installed. I am new to Ubuntu & am confused by terms like mount point, root partition, ...
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I can show my Folders in Windows8, but I can't in Ubuntu, Why?

I have installed Windows8, then I installed Ubuntu 12.10, all partitions are appeared well in Windows8 & Ubuntu. I have C which have Windows8 system, and (D & E) as an extended partitions and ...
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Wubi Migration: Grub does not boot

I migrated from a wubi install on a SSD (dev/sda), with the virtual disk on a separate drive (/dev/sdb), to a brand new partition on the separate drive I recall during me running the wubi-move ...
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Can't see Ubuntu partitions in Windows disk manager!

Apologies for any stupid questions as I am an Ubuntu newbie (an impressed one, for sure!). I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 using wubi. Before doing so, I however did not create a separate ...
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can't delete or use unallocated partition

I have a couple of very small unallocated partitions that I cannot delete or merge with adjacent partitions. I have tried Gparted on live Gparted cd and from the gparted app on Ubuntu live cd as well ...
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Is swap enabled on this server? should it be?

We have a sysadmin configure a couple of servers at digitalocean. To me, it looks like swap wasn't enabled on this but it's been a VERY long time since I've had to do things like this. It's a rails ...
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Does installing Ubuntu 12.10 with 'Erase Win7' option deletes Windows partitions? [duplicate]

I had Win 7 in C:\ and other data in F:\ G:\ H:\ partitions. Installed Ubuntu 12.10 with option Erase win7 and install Ubuntu and checked LVM option. After installing Ubuntu I'm not able to see F:\ ...
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Problem when creating new partitions?

I've created a new disk partition by sudo fdisk /dev/xvda1 and the following commands: n p 1 Enter Enter w After, when I want to change the partition system file into xfs by sudo mkfs.xfs -i ...
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files do not save in /media/data

New to Ubuntu, a free OS of greatness, I followed the step by step procedure in one of the online resources of Ubuntu for installing the OS. As instructed, I learned that I have to create the ...
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Partitioning a new Dell XPS 15 L521X for Ubuntu

I just brought home my brand new XPS 15 L521X. I booted to Ubuntu 12.10 using a memory stick to check that the wifi and everything is working (it is). I am wanting to wipe the drive and install ...
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How to shrink an ext4 /home partition without using a LiveCD and losing data?

I need to shrink an ext4 /home partition (/dev/sda9) to make space for something else. I would prefer avoid live CDs (boot troubles with new EFI and. I don't have a CD/USB in hand in the office). I ...
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How to check an encrypted disk for errors

During the last installation of Ubuntu I set up full disk encryption using the option on the installer. My disk seems to now have become corrupt, and I'd like to check it for errors. GNOME Disks on ...
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How do I fix my broken/damaged Kubuntu installation?

(I am dual booting Windows 8 and Kubuntu.) I've been having a lot of fun with Kubuntu. I've done a lot with it, including installing GNOME desktop, just to try it out. One day I was in Steam and I ...
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Can I choose the position of a partition while installing Ubuntu as a dual boot with Windows?

When installing Ubuntu, is there a way you can choose which part of the disk you want your partition to be on? I am partitioning a 2TB HDD, giving 300GB to Ubuntu, however I don't want this partition ...
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Ubuntu Install Partitions - automatic is not working

So I'm trying to install ubuntu on a vm... I've come to the installation type page and I tried to just use the "erase disk and install ubuntu" option... When I do this it's saying that some of the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installation options

I got a 400 GB hard disk with 200 GB allocated to windows vista and 200 GB unpartitioned space. During the installation I selected "Install ubuntu alongside windows vista". Then I clicked on Install ...
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No device file for partition in /dev/

I did partition /dev/sda1 using fdisk. After creating two partitions, saved the table. And rebooted the server. But there is no device file present for new partitions. :~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk ...
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Installed 12.04 LTS onto external hard drive, will not boot [closed]

I went ahead and figured out how to install onto my external HDD using a CD to do it. The install went fine, and I made 3 partitions. One of 500mb, ext4, /boot. Another of about 200gb (wasn't sure how ...
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Ominous “8.5 GB Volume” on MomentusXT under 12.10

I'm looking for people who also have their Ubunutu/Linux running on a MomentusXT ST750LX003. A partitiion/volume is shown to me that I can't mount, nor really place where it comes from. It is ...
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Unable to mount Windows ntfs partition

I have a computer that is dual booting with Windows 8, and Ubuntu 12.10. Everything works fine I am able to boot into both OS's as expected. But when I try to boot into Ubuntu, and mount the Windows ...
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How to unlock partition in Gparted? [duplicate]

Im new in using Ubuntu and I cant seem to make any partitions for a new dual boot OS and the swap file or for any other matter i would want to use the partition because the drive is locked. I have ...
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I want to install UBUNTU 12.10 , on a partition that I have created [duplicate]

I wanted to install 12.10, but also wanted to keep Windows 8, so I created another partition E: with 29GB space, and now I want to install Ubuntu on that partition is that possible in any way?
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Windows 8 not booting from grub 2

I have done a fair amount of research, and started of by disabling the secure booting UEFI settings as well as the Intel Smart boot. I partitioned the drive accordingly and when I restarted the ...