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

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I deleted all of my partitions [duplicate]

A few months ago, I had Windows 8 as the only operative system on my computer and I wanted to install Ubuntu, having both operative systems on my pc (dual boot). However, after supposedly installing ...
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Error when log in my partition?

** I want to install Ubuntu beside my windows 8 but I made a mistake that i installed only Ubuntu ,but when I logged in Ubuntu and went to open my partitions , an error appeared said that "This ...
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How to Increase partition size of ubuntu on external harddisk

i just installed ubuntu 14 on my 1.0TB external hd. I only use 700GB for the installation and 20GB for swap. I thought the remaining 280GB will be available for me to store files from windows anytime ...
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USB flash drive seemingly fubar

I have encountered a problem, that I have never before encountered. I have a Nashua 8GB USB flash drive that I have formatted for different purposes many times. Recently I wanted to format it to NTFS ...
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showing full space as free spcae while installing ubuntu 14.04 !please help!

Im using Lenovo Yoga pro 2, 128GB SSD. I need to have ubuntu along side windows 8.1. My Cdrive is 98GB and made an unallocated space of 20GB to install ubuntu. while installing the partition table ...
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How can I uninstall/reinstall Ubuntu from a dual boot with Windows 8.1?

Right now I have a dual boot set up with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. However, I did some things on Ubuntu that caused some of the packages to become "inconsistent", and I tried to fix them but it ...
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Inability to Install Ubuntu 14.04LTS

Okay, Microsoft has been giving such a headache with this. I am attempting to Dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04LTS onto my HP Envy Touchsmart, model 4-1105dx. I created the partition (I have a GPT-kind ...
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Is Ubuntu still toxic to Macs with Fusion Drive?

Installing Ubuntu BROKE my (since-repaired) Fusion Drive. I burned ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso to a DVD, and booted it and I asked it to install beside my OSX install on my homemade* Fusion ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a SSD and HDD system [duplicate]

So I have this 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. And I plan to install Ubuntu on this system that uses them. Now all the info that I have found in here about similar problems, are usually with limited SSD ...
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How to reformat my SD card?

I have a micro SD card (/dev/mmcblk0) with one partition on it (/dev/mmcblk0p1). There is a btrfs filesystem on it, that won't mount. When I insert it, I get an error message on the desktop, saying: ...
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Why changes to any partition with a lower number than a mounted partition are not permitted?

I was looking at this comment and Marty Fried says "In fact, you can't even do anything to any partition with a lower number than a mounted partition." referring to changing sizes of this partitions. ...
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Help managing ubuntu 14.04 partition size [duplicate]

I currently just have ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. The partition for it is very large, 110.85gb out of my 120gb. I tried to resize it but I can't change it as the minimum = its maximum size. How can I ...
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GParted can't create partition/partition table:

I am doing this with USB 2.0 Flash Drive 8GB. Here is what i am doing: Open GParted: Then i am trying to create new partition and i've god this message: After that i am going to Device/Create ...
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Cant install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on HP 650 - Cant recognize Windows partition

I have a notebook HP 650 and I removed Windows 8 to install Windows 7. I have disabled Secureboot and installed Win7 successfully. When I boot Ubuntu live cd, the installation manager is unable to ...
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14.04 Live gparted errors with ntfs partitions

I recently got a new(ish) computer, and I wanted to install Ubuntu on it (I use a [outdated] version on my main computer, so I figured it was no big deal.) I want to dualboot, so I opened up gparted ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 [same drive]

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 on the same drive. I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I have manually partitioned the drive. 300 MB boot; 20 GB root; 400 GB Home; 5GB Swap 500 GB ...
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I want to do partition on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB hardisk which is lmv2 and I want to make two partitions of it. one to normally store stuff. and one ntfs where i can store windows BUT I get error when i use gpart and this is what it ...
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External Hard Drive Won't Mount on Ubuntu; Previous Solutions Did Not Work

My 4 TB Seagate BUP Fast HDD won't mount on my laptop, but it works fine on my Grandma's Ubuntu computer and my friend's PC. It is recognized in Disks, but won't mount, even when I tried the solutions ...
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Grub Loading error after partition during booting

I have error during boot after partition of laptop. It have Window XP and Ubuntu 9.04 Os. GRUB Loading Stage1.5 Grub Loading Please wait ERROR 17 Device Boot Start End System /dev/sda1 1 ...
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install windows 7 and ubuntu on the same partition

i was wondering if i could install windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive partition.. when i select "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows " it creates another partition to install Ubuntu int... but ...
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Can I reformat a disk partition in order to install Windows alongside Ubuntu?

I have a HP Pavailion G6 laptop which came preinstalled with Windows 8, but I tried Ubuntu and fell in love with it. I removed Windows to get more room for Ubuntu. The real problem arose when I needed ...
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Ubuntu claims its out of space? [duplicate]

When my wife starts her computer, she is told (after logging-in): The volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining. You can free up disk space by removing unused programs or files, or by moving ...
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Terminal method of formatting storage drive

I want to know how to format a storage drive from the terminal. Helpful things to provide in the answer would be often used options for commands and base knowledge that one can use to extrapolate ...
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Booting Android with GRUB, but how?

I have a small problem. I have seven partitions: Device Boot Begin End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 206848 219013119 109403136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT <-- ...
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Missing hardrive on 14.04

I am completely new to Ubuntu, and the only previous experience I have with linux is on Android. Today I installed 14.04 alongside Windows Vista since it's a shared computer and my brother is stubborn....
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Mount Error on opening

I haven't used ubuntu for long time so I forgot most of command and how to fix issues. I have Dual boot , Windows 8 and ubuntu latest version I use ubuntu for my work and Windows for gaming and other ...
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How to move Linux on a USB stick to a hard drive partition?

I was running Ubuntu on a USB stick for a while because my hard drive had failed. It had two partitions. I recently installed a new hard drive and installed Windows on it. I created a new partition ...
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1 SSD windows, 1 SSD ext4, 1 NTFS Data mutual Drive?

I am trying to use a mutual Data hard drive (NTFS) to run my files between both windows and linux. I am new to linux and having trouble with identifying the 3rd HD, which is NTFS. On the sidebar, ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of mounting various directories on separate partitions?

While installing Ubuntu with the "something else" option, I found out that there are many folders that can be mounted on separate partitions, as you can see in the image below. So what are the ...
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PC no longer boots after partitioning second hard disk

I have a PC with two identical disks. Initially I completely ignored the second disk (/dev/sda), setting up the full system on the first one (/dev/sda). I got as far as a fully operational system. ...
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About partition accidently?

I have a removable harddisk 650G, I installed my Ubuntu on it just 40G, else 610G is NFTS type using storage something. But yesterday I careless formatting my harddisk under windows, then I want to ...
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System hangs, mountall fails

I'm really new to Ubuntu, Please excuse me if my question sounds stupid (also my bad English). To save disk space, I had formatted my windows installation, and somehow I was able to install Ubuntu ...
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Has my Ubuntu been deleted?

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 as an only OS on my laptop in 250 GB out of 500 GB. I decided to install windows 7 alongside. While installing it, I chose 'unallocated 250 GB' as a location where to ...
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how to install ubuntu and applications in separate partition [duplicate]

I what to format my computer such that both the os and all additional applications are going in one partition and all of my person files in a second one. The reason for that is that I can then create ...
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Glitch in the Ubuntu 14.04 Install

I have a 2013 ASUS 64bit system with Windows 7 (Home Prem.) Sp1, 16GB Ram, 3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-4770 processor. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 from the official site. Ran MD5SUM and numbers matched....
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Grub Installation Failed for Single OS

I am a beginner @ Linux. I know there are some threads that touch this but I feel I have done something uniquely stupid. hence the post and plea for help. Also this thread has nothing to do with dual ...
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Setting up partitions when installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 [closed]

I have a 2 terabyte sata drive: The first partition is a 100 Mb system reserved. The second is a primary partition 18.58 Gb. It has no description and no options on right click. Everything is ...
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HDD Partition Delete Using Linux Bootable Disc: Manually From Shell/ CUI Environment

Please let me know what are the commands and their syntax for 1) display all partitions from shell 2) delete any/ all partition from shell Requirement/ Situation: In some machine there was Ubuntu ...
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How to install ubuntu-12.10-desktop along with windows 8 64bit [closed]

I have hp pavilion 15 n204tx, which came with pre-installed Ubuntu OS. I formatted it and installed Win 8 64bit. and created 3 + 1(system reserve) partition. 50GB for win8 50GB for ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on 512Gb SSD GRUB Error

A client bought a Crucial MX100 SSD (Solid State Drive) 512Gb to be installed in their laptop and wanted a dual boot system with Windows 7 Professional 64-BIT on a 100Mb and 150Gb Primary Partition ...
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Partitioning and Upgrading help

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I wish to upgrade it to 14.04. My current partitions are - I want to upgrade without wiping out my data. What should be the appropriate partitions ? I have a 14.04 iso ...
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Graphical disk surface check tool?

I need a program that can scan my hard drive for read and write errors so I can partition around them. I REALLY don't do well with numbers but if I can have something that shows an output like the ...
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installation ubunto 14.01 on a different partition with windows 8.1

Please assist me. I am eager to install Ubunto 14.01 on a different partition but I do not know how to do it. I have HP with windows 7 pre-installed then I upgraded to windows 8.1 please show me how ...
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Failed to unmount partitions

I'm trying to install Ubuntu from a pen drive. I have windows 7 installed already and want to keep that installation. I have a 3TB drive that has one 2TB partition on it, so the last 1TB is ...
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How do I create partition in Ubuntu?

I have a 2TB hard disk with Ubuntu 14.04 . Some 1.5 TB is used . I did not create any partitions during installation time of Ubuntu 13.10 . I upgraded to 14.04 but after upgrading there are some hang/...
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How to boot from toshiba recovery partition after installing ubuntu 14.04.1? [duplicate]

Im new here and have not found a post even close to this so here it is: i installed ubuntu 14.04.1 over my Windows 7 Home Premium installation. didn't loose any important data.skip to when the ...
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Install Ubuntu on SSD and Keep Personal files on NTFS drive

I currently have Windows 7 installed on an SSD and just got another SSD which I want to install Ubuntu on. My current setup with Windows 7 is that I have all of my games and apps installed on the SSD, ...
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How to get a larger root partition on Touch

I'm trying to make Touch (14.10) work as an Ubuntu server. However the root partition is only 2 GB and is insufficient for the packages I need to install. Is there any way to get more space on the ...
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usb drive filesystem?

So, school is approaching quickly, and one of the things on my supply list is a usb drive. Now I'm asking myself what filesystem to use. After some research, I found ext4 to be the most stable drive ...
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file system needed

I have a 1 Tegabype hard drive formatted as NTFS running MS Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Bit. I created a 26 Gig partition D: using a partition program and it is formatted as NTFS. When I boot off of my ...