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

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Ubuntu 13.04 installation with Raid 1

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on IBM System x 3250 M4 with RAID 1. During Partitioning. After Select Manual as the partition method. Select the first hard drive, and agree to Create a new ...
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NTFS-3G cross-compatibility

I have noticed that Ubuntu reads NTFS drives (due to the NTFS-3g Driver I guess). My question is: how safe is it to write files to the NTFS volume while in Ubuntu's Live CD? Are all the read/write ...
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Create partition on new raid1 hardware

In future, I'll need to add more 2 disks over RAID1 on my ubuntu server. I already has a RAID1, but I have more 2 slots in my server and I'll put there more 2 disks to create another RAID1. I never ...
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Can I dd if=/dev/sda to of=/dev/sdc3 (drive to partition)

Can I dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdd3 (copy drive to partition) ? Will it be a problem? The source and destination drives with their respective partitions are as follows: --Source Drive details-- Disk ...
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Windows 7 won't boot or recover after Ubuntu 13.04 installation

I'm completely new to linux and ubuntu and have gotten in over my head very badly. I want to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu, so I had a fresh install of windows 7, everything worked fine, then I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 repartitioning problem

I wish to install and dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer but I have encountered the following problem: http://i.imgur.com/l5osFqh.png If it isn't obvious, I am using ubuntu from the CD, not from ...
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How to resize boot partition

Here's my problem. I'd like to reinstall Ubuntu. My laptop is an old HP Compaq nx7400. The optical drive went wrong, it can't read discs. I would use a USB port instead but the laptop won't boot from ...
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Least impact upgrade to latest ubuntu from old version

I am looking to upgrade from 13.04 to the upcoming 13.10 but have a few questions about how to handle the upgrade whilst having the least impact on my current setup. I have these partitions on my ...
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Unable to mount Secondary Harddrive

My primary hard drive is a SSD and is boot essential drive. I have a 1.5 TB hard drive (HDD) in my computer which is partitioned: 440 GB for my Ubuntu as ext4. Today when I booted up I got an error. ...
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How can I recover an unallocated Ubuntu-Installation? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu as my main OS and Windows for gaming (dual boot). After I reinstalled Windows, it has, as expected, overwritten grub. I restored grub in similar situations countless times using a live-cd ...
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Can't reduce swap size

I'm building my first Ubuntu Server and I'm struggling with with the swap size. I have 16GB RAM, however disk space is limited as I'll be running multiple VM's. That's been said, I've created a ...
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How good is the Wubi? [duplicate]

Does the Wubi allow you to create a proper ext4 partition and install Ubuntu? Or is it that the Wubi will only allow me to install it in the C partition?
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Does the normal ubuntu Desktop 12.04.03 have a feature to partition the disk?

The installation guides seem creepy. They never tell what is there in the advanced section of the live CD. I want to format a partition as ext4fs or lower and then install Ubuntu. Or perhaps install ...
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ubuntu partition is nowhere to be found in dual boot system

I have a dual boot system, win7 in sdb1 and ubuntu in sdb6, the latter resides on an extended partition. well up until today, update-grub2 would not find a windows partition and today I decide to try ...
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Error : no such partition

I took an empty partition on my hard disk, and put it into a gtp??? file and made it primary. When I restarted my laptop I got the following error message: no such partition grub rescue> ...
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Windows is not booting any more after resizing “/”

On my machine I have two ubuntu partitions and one windows partition. Everything was fine, until I had to increase the size of the / partition of one of the ubuntu installs. I basically moved the / ...
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recover lost partiton table

Wanted to add 100 mb music file to my external drive which i am using as a backup drive for important data. When the transfer was over i hit the safe remove option. Then new dialog appears saying the ...
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Ubuntu partition filesystem not detected after Win 8 install

I installed Windows 8 over an existing dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I thought, like all times, a simple grub reinstall would fix the issue. But this time something weird happened. I ran ...
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[I get different partitions on Gparted and Windows]

Ive been trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside with my previous installation of Windows 8. Please note that my notebook is 4/5 years old, came with Windows 7 on it. The thing is that in windows ...
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How to Install Ubuntu by Replacing windows but without formatting other partitions

I'm using Windows 7 on my PC (1 GB RAM,160 GB HDD). I want to install Ubuntu and remove Windows 7 I have Partitioned my PC into 2 drives , C Drive - 40 GB and D Drive - 120 GB. I want to install ...
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update-grub does not detect windows although os-prober does

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, then windows 7, and then fixed grub with gparted livecd. now i am in ubuntu, and when i type sudo update-grub, i don't see windows detected, i see that instead: ...
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How does selecting “Use LVM” in the Ubuntu installer work?

I'm installing (L)Ubuntu using Ubiquity from a LiveUSB, and I want to use LVM, since I've read that it can organize my three hard drives to work as a single unit. If I check the box "Use LVM with the ...
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How can i install more partitions,i have two i think swap and primary i guess?

My friend was on skype explaining to me how to install linux so we didnt take whole hard disk space for linux he said that later i can always edit that and add partitions,i dont even now how to check ...
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How to partition for a dual boot [duplicate]

I'm planning to fresh install ubuntu with windows 7 running beside it. Could anyone give me tips on how to do this and which to do first? Also how exactly to partition.
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USB device not removable

I'm facing a problem regarding my USB flash device. Somehow, my USB Flash Device is not recognized as a removable device, it's now a partition of a hard disk drive device now. Even though I go to a ...
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How do I partition a hard drive when Ubuntu is already installed?

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, and now I want to partition my hard drive, but I'm not sure how to partition after Ubuntu is already installed. How can I partition my hard drive?
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Ubuntu installation on external hard disk drive [duplicate]

My internal harddisk in my laptop got corrupted so I have removed. I loaded desktop ubuntu for testing from pendrive. Now i want to install to my external hard disk. It already has 650gb of data in ...
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how to do partition in ubuntu after installation? [duplicate]

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / ...
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How to get back lost capacity after using Gparted?

I have a laptop with a single Intel 80GB SSD. I originaly only had W7, but installed Ubuntu on a small partition of this disk. Recently I wanted to expand the partition containing Ubuntu and so booted ...
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How to expand primary partition when WUBI is used to install? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubunut 12.04 using WUBI. The "Installation size" options I chosen was 18GB i.e the amount of space you want to "give up" for WUBI. That is the space wubi's Ubuntu install is able to ...
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How do I set up a semi-encrypted Ubuntu installation?

You know that Ubuntu installer has an option to encrypt the whole root partition. The password is asked every time you boot. This seems to be a great deal, easy, convenient, really nice except one ...
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ubuntu 13.04 intallation guide [duplicate]

i am new to ubuntu operating system. i installed ubuntu 12.04.3 through wubi but it did'nt work perfectly it could not get wifi access while it was present and was working on windows 7. 2nd it ...
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no such partition. grub rescue>

I had 2 versions of ubuntu installed in single system. 12.04 and 13.04 on separate partitions. I wanted to delete partition containing 12.04. I used 'disc' software to do the job. Whether I ...
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Error partitioning hard drive during installation of Ubuntu12.04.3 LTS

I've recieved a couple of errors while trying to install 12.04.3 LTS (64 bit) on my Lenovo Thinkpad T510 i5 laptop. The first error was, ERROR!!! Input/output error during write on /dev/sda I've ...
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Acronis copied KUbuntu

When I restore an Acronis True Image 10 copy of a running Kubuntu system and try to boot it it stops at a initramfs prompt and says it can't find the root directory. What commands do I type to ...
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WILL I LOOSE MY DATA STORED IN A DIFFERENT PARTITION TO THE ONE THAT I WILL INSTALL UBUNTU 12.04? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop replacing my existing windows 8 PRO (am not affected by the UEFI since my laptop was a Windows 7 intial laptop). However I have several partitions in my ...
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Move a partition out from under scp: why does it carry on?

I was downloading, using scp, a large file from "remote" to "myserver"; it is taking a few hours. It is/was downloading to "~/stuff/". Let's call it "x.tgz". Then, forgetting about that, a little ...
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Can I copy 2 partitions at a time with sudo dd

I have copied Windows from one hard drive to another with SUDO DD many times successfully. It was always from a smaller SSD (120 GB) to a at least same sized or bigger SSD. I could always copy the ...
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How do I re-Install Ubuntu Server on separate LVM partition than my data

I have three logical volumes in a single volume group spread across two physical volumes. V1:root V2:srv V3:swap_1 All of ubuntu is on root and all of the data I care about keeping is on srv For ...
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installing ubuntu on a partition with data

I have two hard drives in my computer, one with just data and no OS, three partitions, the other with windows 8 also with three partitions. Now i want to install Ubuntu on the Hard drive with no OS, ...
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How do I recover my data from a failing hard disk?

The other day I copied about 230GB of data from one external HDD to my new external HDD. I woke up, ensured that everything was working properly, and shut down the computer. Today I decided to use the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a second non-empty drive

My computer has a small SSD and a large regular HDD. I've got Windows on the SSD, and I've managed to take up nearly the whole thing, so I'd like to install Ubuntu on my larger HDD where I currently ...
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Windows 7 Computer won't boot after Ubuntu dualboot installation

I have a Windows 7 32-bit laptop on which I installed Ubuntu alongside Win7. At first the problem was that it would boot directly into Windows without a boot menu as if Ubuntu didn't exist. I ...
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During install, not partitioning correctly

I'm trying to install the latest 64-bit build of Ubuntu (13.04). Unfortunately, during install Ubuntu can't seem to partition my drive correctly. My primary drive is a 128GB SSD. I want it dual ...
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Will ubuntu erase all my harddisks upon installation

I have 2 harddrives, 2 SSD's stripped and 1 HDD (got it configurerd with windows when I bought this laptop). I want to install my Ubuntu on my SSD's RAID where currently Windows is installed. But when ...
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How can I resize my ubuntu partition if ubuntu is the only system I can get into? [duplicate]

I am using gparted to resize my partition. I would like to free up all of my memory and allocate this to ubuntu, but I can't mess with ubuntu's partition while it is in use. I can, for some reason, no ...
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Check whether /boot is a separate particion

I don't understand, how do I have a separate /boot partition or not? alex@me:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total ...
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No previous OS detected when installing Ubuntu 13.04

I am able to try Ubuntu 13.04 using a live usb. However, when I attempt to INSTALL UBUNTU... I am told that no existing OS is detected on the hard drive. When I get a new laptop, I do intend to ...
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Can't access unallocated old internal HDD on Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 at new HDD. And now want to move my work files from old hard drive to new. I caught some trouble with this, I can't access this disk now. But all was correct during ...
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Where is my Ubuntu installed?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 using the iso file from official website. In Ubuntu 12.04, I used wubi to install and then it was clear that Ubuntu was installed in Windows. I installed ...