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

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Help! Unmounted my boot partition

I'm a newbie to GParted and Ubuntu in general. Basically, my main partition (boot) was mounted and I couldn't edit it in any way so I got very frustrated and, without really thinking, tried to ...
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Windows dual boot with Ubuntu as native OS

I want to put Windows 7 on my machine but I'm already using Ubuntu 12.04- most tutorials and advice I can find only describe how to dual boot using Windows as the native OS, which I do not want to.. ...
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Error: no such partition after installing Ubuntu 12.04

Yesterday I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 as I have already installed Windows 7 and want to go for dual boot. The problem is it doesn't shows me the boot menu. This is what I get: Error: no such ...
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Why does cfdisk give me an “Unsupported GPT” error?

Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name 1 2048 409599 199.0 MiB 0700 Microsoft basic data 2 409600 608667647 290.0 GiB 0700 ...
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Why isn't writing the ISO image to my USB flash drive working?

I have a 8GB flash drive, and another 1GB flash drive that contains an ISO file of Xubuntu 12.04. I am trying to write this ISO image on to my 8GB drive, so that I can boot into it and install Xubuntu ...
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“Partition Misaligned by 1024 bytes” on encrypted lvm

Disk Utility is giving me the error "The partition is misaligned by 1024 bytes. This may result in very poor performance. Repartitioning is suggested" on a partition which holds an encrypted LVM. I ...
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“This computer currently has no detected operating systems” when installing [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu (AMD64) and am attempting to install it on my laptop which already has Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I currently have two partitions on my HDD and I was planning on repartitioning ...
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What are “/run/lock” and “/run/shm” used for?

I just want to know where and how /run/lock and /run/shm can help our PC . $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 56G 13G 41G 24% / udev ...
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No space left on device while I still have 640GB of free space

I was copying some huge files from a remote disk to my computer and got a message No space left on device I installed my Ubuntu 12.04 in my 640GB HDD and thought that Ubuntu was utilizing all of ...
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Can't mount drive in 12.04

I am currently getting the message: Unable to mount "DATA" Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 3).Failed to mount '/dev/sdb6': Input/output error ...
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Trying to move/merge ext4 partitions with win7 partition intact

So I am using a bootable usb with 12.04 on it to run gparted. What I would like to do is keep the win7 partition and merge/redo the other partitions for ubuntu use. I am not quite sure what the best ...
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Ubuntu Partition Permissions

I have just one partition with all my data on it. I want to change it's permission to allow any user to change, create and delete files and to be able to do that through LiveCD. Also even after ...
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I lost the boot partition, what should I do? [closed]

Recently, I dualbooted windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, then I decided to be able to open the Windows 7 files from within Ubuntu. But I mounted the wrong partition and accidentally deleted it when I ...
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Can I share my home directory between Ubuntu and another Linux OS?

I am currently in the process of reinstalling my laptop. I've been using Ubuntu so far, and now would like to install openSUSE additionally. I will use both OS's with mostly the same application (i. ...
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How to Increase Swap Memory? [duplicate]

2 Months ago, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my PC. I never knew what was swap memory and I gave 1.5 GB for Swap Partition but I read in an Article for a PC with 2GB ram and 100GB+ Hard disk, We should ...
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Almost formatted my main disk with GParted. Is it safe to reboot?

While trying to format my USB key, I accidentally selected /dev/sda and proceeded to format the disk. Luckily, the formatting was interrupted when GParted noticed the drive was currently mounted. ...
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How Do I Install Another Distro Over Ubuntu? [closed]

I am pretty new at this, and I understand this is a pretty novice question but I am wanting to erase Ubuntu on my laptop (not enough RAM or hard-drive) and install a smaller distro over Ubuntu. I ...
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Which partition is the Ubuntu?

I am encrypting my entire Ubuntu partition with TrueCrypt, but I am not sure which one is the Ubuntu partition? I have dual boot Ubuntu with the other being Windows Vista which has basically no ...
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Gparted moved Linux partition — no longer boots

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OSX installed and Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to resize my Ubuntu partition, so I booted to a 10.04 liveCD and used GParted to "move/resize" my Ubuntu partition. ...
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Appropriate size for / root partition

I'm about to re-install my system. I like to keep a separate /home and / root partitions. I've been using (K)Ubuntu for around a year now and my / partition (almost 36Gb) never climbed over ~13Gb of ...
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Ubuntu disk partioning issue: not enough space

I have a laptop with a 640 HDD and a 20GB SSD. I have installed the OS in the SSD and want to use the HDD to store large files like software, pictures, videos, etc. I installed VirtualBox, but after ...
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Change size of root partition after installing Ubuntu in Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Increase size of root partition after installing Ubuntu in Windows I recently installed Ubuntu via the windows installer with 10 GB and wish to increase the size to 20 ...
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lost ubuntu partition

My Ubuntu crashed yesterday and after rebooting the grub rescue showed up. I've never used grub before but when I tried ls look like there are only Windows partitions there. grub> ls (memdisk) ...
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How to partition the main drive to install Window 7 along side Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Windows 7 alongside a pre-existing Ubuntu installation? Resizing my linux partition I want to partiton my hard drive so I can dualboot Windows 7. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows? I am completely new to Ubuntu. I use mostly Macs. I want to install Ubuntu on a Windows machine. I have Windows on a ...
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How to find out which partition is Ubuntu installed on?

# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 ...
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What partition settings should I use when setting up a new hard drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's your recommendation on drive partitioning schemes for a desktop and home server? I partitioned my drive in three parts. Ubuntu 12.04 options are /, boot, usr, ...
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How can I expand a partition into non adjacent unallocated space?

Here the deal: I have Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 both install in separate partitions in the following partition configuration: Windows Ubuntu Swap I decided that I wanted to move 50gbs from Linux ...
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Samsung series 9 np900x4c-a03us Dual boot windows 7

how do i get USB install of 12.04 installed? how do i change the BIOS? how do i partition the disk for dual boot? Web instructions for USB ISO bootable image were confusing. Series 9 has new, ...
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Disk partitioning for 12.04 install

I have 6 partitions with grub from an existing Linux OS on /dev/sda8. I want to install 12.04 on /dev/sda1 but since this partition has 31G allocated i want to resize it to 10G and create 2 more ...
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How do I reduce the size of my system's root (/) partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resize my current ubuntu partition? How to change partition table on my harddrive. I want to reduce the size of / partition on 500 GB hard-drive, currently ...
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Disk space management problem

I have my pc with dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I have a a partition of 62 GB on which I created a Virtual Hard Disk Image using VirtualBox from within Ubuntu and Installed Joli OS. After I ...
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Ubuntu 12.4 and XP on Seperate Drives, Dual Boot, How?

I have 2 different SATA drives in my PC, a 160GB and a 200GB. I'm unsure how to do this, and have a choice between them when I boot, any ideas? Is there a guide out there for this? I installed XP on ...
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Which partition should I install on on a Dell XPS 13?

I just bought the dell ultrabook xps 13, but I have some difficulties to install ubuntu 12.04. Problem is about Hard-Disk partition. Actually, the sda has already 4 part : and I don't want delete ...
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Installation of Windows 7 from within Ubuntu

My Laptop is installed with Ubuntu 12. Now I want to install Windows 7 along with. Is it possible to keep Ubuntu and Windows in one partition? As in my Laptop computer there in only one partition of ...
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Mount /usr on new partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move /usr to a new partition? I use Ubuntu 11.04. df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 9611492 7553508 ...
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How to add unused partition of the first disk to /home in the second disk

I have two ssd disks, Disk B is devoted to /home, and disk A is the filesystem and is 90% empty. So I made on disk A a partition /dev/sda3 with 80% of the free space. Now I am wondering what is the ...
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Is there an app to display partition identifers?

I'd like to know if an app exists that list all partitions, their filesystem type, and their possible identifiers. This could help users in configuring their bootloaders. For example: Identifier ...
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Slow write speeds to ntfs

When writing to my ntfs partition I am getting very low speeds( When reading however I'm getting my maximum speeds): 589824 3% 60.20kB/s 0:04:06 This example is using rsync --progress ...
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Install Ubuntu with windows 2000 without partitioning the hard drive

I Really Need Help! I Have Windows 2000. But it cannot start due to this error: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEMced I do not ...
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Time differences between windows and ubuntu partition?

I'm running a tri-boot setup with Windows 7, ubuntu 12.04, and Backtrack 5 all running on separate partitions. When ever I boot into windows after linux the time is all messed up and I have to ...
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Help with migrating WUBI to it's own partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? Ok i really need help now. I've began building android from source code, but i'm using a wubi installation. And sadly, ...
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Do I need to partition my hard drive before I install Ubuntu?

Do I need to do that manually, does the Windows Installer do it for me, or do I need to do it at all?
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Should I choose exFat or NTFS for a “shared” partition in a dual-boot system?

I have a new laptop which I am setting up as dual boot Windows/Linux. I would like to access files from both Ubuntu and Windows 7. Should I create a separate NTFS partition?
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Can't mount external hard drive

i have a problem accessing the data on my external hard drive. I recently did a fresh install but mistakenly left my external hard drive plugged in. When I tried to access the data on the external ...
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Ubuntu says I don't have enough free disk pace, how to install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When I install Ubuntu it shows me that i don't have at least 4.4 GB free space.. What should I do? When I try to install Ubuntu, Everything is fine except this: Have ...
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no icons or filesystem in partition while installing Ubuntu 12.04

here a picture: and a link: ...
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Does the alternate installer (12.04) allow dual booting in Windows (resizing partition)?

I can not use the Desktop 12.04 CD on a laptop with Windows. I can use the Alternate CD (12.04) on this computer, but I am unsure if the alternate CD allows re-partioning the hard disk allowing a dual ...
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Please recommend partition sizes for my dual-boot configuration (1TB, big NTFS partition, big apps)

It's the first time I install Ubuntu. I need some advise to plan a good partition strategy for a Ubuntu (12.04) + Windows7 (64bit) system. I have 1TB Hard disk, 8GB RAM. I'd like to have a big ...
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Regaining Ubuntu Partition From Windows 7 which is inside LOGICAL PARTITION

I've installed Ubuntu a long time ago , but after re-installing windows 7 , I haven't been able to use Ubuntu. Now I want to regain that hard drive space that Ubuntu was using. How do I remove my ...