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

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Clarification on sharing NTFS and installing GRUB2 with Windows 8.1

I have a small amount of experience with installing Ubuntu (i.e. dual-booting on a Macbook and replacing Vista on an old HDD), but I am now planning on dual-booting my Asus laptop (currently running ...
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How much hard drive space should I allocate to Ubuntu?

I am setting up VirtualBox and I am allocating 4 GB RAM (on my 16 GB Windows machine) to Ubuntu. However, I also need to choose a hard drive size. I'm not sure what to choose. I want to experiment ...
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Can I recover data from lost partitions? [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual booted. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 by deleting Windows 8, but unfortunately whole hard disk wiped. Now I have only Ubuntu 14.04 installed using whole hard disk ...
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/dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should [duplicate]

When I open gparted I get the following warning: /dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should. ...
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No Swap - Easy Way To Add?

My Ubuntu has no swap space. Apparently you can run a swap file on an existing partition - is that true? I'd like to add one, but the online instructions are all rather complicated and require the ...
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What's in this 524MB drive?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my dual boot PC with Windows 8.1. On Ubuntu I have seen a 524 MB drive popped up. As I take a look at it, its not swap or anything. Its contents are as ...
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How can I setup my SSD+HDD-setup the best way?

I have recently build a new system with a 256GB SSD and a 3TB HDD. I want to save all my files on my HDD while my programs and Ubuntu 14.04 should run on my SSD to boost the performance. I might also ...
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What does the “install alongside Windows” feature do exactly?

I'm installing Ubuntu and unfortunately I haven't been able to find in detail what the "Install alongside Windows" feature will do. Here's my configuration: Drive 1: Boot partition Windows ...
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The Ubuntu partition on my hard disk is not detected on Windows. What to do? [duplicate]

I had a laptop with windows and ubuntu on it on 2 different partitions. Then the laptop stopped working due to issues not related to this question. I took out the hard drive and put it into an ...
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Windows incorrect, Ubuntu truthful (Megabytes/Mebibytes)

(Seeing as this is ASKUBUNTU and not ramble ramble blogspot, the question comes at the end, I'm just laying down the foundation at the beginning, so just bear with me) When you get into IT, you ...
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Internal HD with W8 can't boot after install Ubuntu 14.04 in External HD

I currently have 2 HD one internal with w 8.1 and a external one, and i decide to move to Ubuntu 14.04, i install Ubuntu in the external HD (1tB), i made the partitions (swap, boot, / & /home). ...
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Is there any way to install Windows 8 without touching Ubuntu partitions?

Recently I bought too many Windows games so I decided to get back my Windows 8 just for fun. But then I discovered that it can't be installed into Ubuntu partitions since they're not NTFS and the only ...
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Removed a partition with GParted. Ubuntu still tries to mount it

This is my problem. When I installed my Ubuntu 14.04 partition coming back from Windows 7, I decided to leave my Games partition alone and have it be there. I then realized having a root partition, a ...
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install windows after installing ubuntu and kali? [duplicate]

Hello have dual boot my laptop Running Kali linux 1.0.7 and Ubuntu 14.04. For some Application i need windows,As wine does not support that apps and not have sufficient RAM to run windows in virtual ...
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Is it okay to use a ntfs partition for data to be accessed by windows 7 and ubuntu? [duplicate]

Constantly, I use windows and ubuntu and need to access files on both systems. It sucks to be copying files back and forth and sometimes I forget some file and I have to restart several times. To ...
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Can I count on SSD to distribute wear evenly? [closed]

I checked my SSD to see how much I have written to it over its lifetime to estimate how much life might be left in it. Currently, it the wear amounts to about 50 write cycles, which isn't much, this ...
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How to increase storage memory in my system(14.04)(installed alongside Windows 7)?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 by selecting 30GB approximately. Now I want to increase storage memory with out affecting both Ubuntu and Windows. I saw this question, but I can't ...
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MAAS / Juju bootstrap - node installation via PXE loops at partitioner step

I am trying to setup a MAAS / Juju / Openstack environment. Currently I've installed Juju on the MAAS server and am trying to run the juju bootstrap command. In the terminal I can see (using -v) ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 WITHOUT Recovery Disk/USB - HELP NEEDED URGENTLY! [duplicate]

I am dual booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu and I want to safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8. 2 Questions 1) How do I safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8 without a recovery disk/USB?: Can I not ...
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How to reset smart data? [duplicate]

I have a drive that used to have reallocated sectors, until I deleted any data on the affected area and partitioned around it. It works fine, and has worked fine for over a year, I just want to know ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Windows 8.1 Update 1 Dual Boot

I downloaded the ubuntu 14.04 iso image file, I need to install it in a partition giving it at least 40GB (My HD is 1TB). Since I've never formatted this computer, it is subdivided in 6 partitions: ...
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Does “resize2fs” work like this?

I read how to use "resize2fs" but something is not very clear, would like to confirm if the following steps are correct. My goal is to do resizing without losing data. I can use rescue CD to boot ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS install

I tried to install the new Ubuntu that I downloaded from the official website. I burned it to a DVD and when everything loads up I get as far as the connect to wifi and that has a green check mark by ...
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Dual boot or virtual box SSD

I'm using my laptop primairily for school and webbrowsing (including several musicplayers and videoplayers) but I want to use dual boot/virtualbox for improved compatability (ms office extensions, ...
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2nd HDD as a RAID 1 Mirror on a Existing Ubuntu Server

Can any one point me in the right direction as to how I can add a additional HDD as a RAID 1 to my existing Ubuntu Server which works flawlessly. My present set up is that I have 2 HDD on my Ubuntu ...
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Recovery Partition in Windows 8 hogging space

Ok, I am trying Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I have used Ubuntu briefly when I had Win7 but that was many many years ago, and went by a lot easier. The issue I'm having is that Windows 8.1 has a ...
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How to make ubuntu install avoid bad blocks? [duplicate]

I know this may be a duplicate, but I think my case is unique enough to warrant another question. I have a 320gb 7200 rpm hdd with the last half of the disk basically perfect, but the first half has ...
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How to install Windows 7 in a PC running Ubuntu 14?

I moved to Ubuntu 14 and love everything about it, that is of course until I recently got a job. It has a strict Windows 7 eco system. they do everything there and I personally am saddened but I need ...
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How to Partition HD to install windows?

I'd like to install win 7 along with kubuntu. Could anyone please tell me how should I partition the HD? Shall I partition SDA1 or 3?
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No PARTITIONs found while installing, dual-boot Win8/Ubuntu 14.04

SOLVED: See OP's Answer below I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I have a laptop that has been through various dual-boot configs. At one point, I was only running Linux Mint. ...
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Ubuntu DVD Startup 'Fixes' Partition table - Wrongly assumes RAID - Corrupts disk partitions

Testdisk deep search is unable to detect the correct partition table for /dev/sdb, after starting the PC from DVD (Ubuntu 14.04 LTC Trusty Tahr - Release amd64 (20140417)), and experiencing the ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on external hard drive?

I want to install persistent Ubuntu to my external USB HDD to be able to access my files and programs on any computer. It's been discussed here, but I'd like a more complete guide as to how do I ...
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Installing ubuntu alongside windows 8 without partitioning

My disk partitions are as follow: c:6.88/49.1GB d:159/270GB e:239/292GB f:164/319GB Windows 8 is running from c: The problem is that windows doesn't allow me to partition my disk ...
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I can't do hibernate to my PC due to swap partition size is equal zero?

How can I do that swap partition without losing data when I used ~$ free -k The output was: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 3891772 ...
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how can i install ubuntu 14.4 LTS from windows 7 using windows installer?

when i tried to install ubuntu from bootable USB it couldn't recognize my installed windows 7 so it showed me like i have to erase my whole drive and then ubuntu can be installed. please help me with ...
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Backing up system on a partition

I am willing to perform a clean installation of ubuntu on my hard drive. I was looking for efficient ways to backup settings and applications. There is one thing in common between all the ...
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Too many Partitions on drive, can't dual boot ubuntu alongside win8 on Thinkpad [closed]

I have a Thinkpad S431 with Windows 8. It has a 128gb SSD, and My partitions are WINRE_DRV, Windows8_OS, Lenovo_Recovery, 7gb Hibernation Partition. I also have allocated 20gb for Ubuntu. When I ...
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How to copy files to an external HDD from Ubuntu live session?

I have a 320 Gigs HDD with no partition and Ubuntu installed on it, but I can't see the display when it enters lock screen or the desktop. I tried running Ubuntu through a live USB Flash drive and it ...
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Ubuntu Install Erased Windows [duplicate]

When trying to install Ubuntu I selected the default checked "Erase hardrive" option and checked the second box below it (below an option to encrypt which I didn't select) which had to do with ...
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How can I add a new drive to an existent logical volume?

I have a personal remote server running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 with no graphical access. I have LVM set up with the internal hard drive (/dev/sda), and I've plugged in a new USB hard drive (/dev/sdb). ...
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Ubuntu partition problems

I was trying to install a new operating system today, and I have tried before, but ever since the 14.04 release of Ubuntu, I have not been able to install any more OS. So, I tried formatting the ...
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Doubs and problems with dual boot with windows 8.1

I'm new to ubuntu and I need some help because i need it to work. 1) I got a dell inspiron 15r SE (or 7520). It got a ssd along with 1T disk. I'm not sure, but when I leave some space from C disk to ...
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320gb hdd all ubuntu, want to partition and add win 7 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 blkid= /dev/sda1: UUID="05cd7e6a-caf1-44bc-9900-92ec14c5ea34" TYPE="ext2" /dev/sda5: UUID="J450yI-3go9-4Ps2-kdQm-lNH7-Go3J-FrvhOm" TYPE="LVM2_member" ...
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Doubt : About Dual Boot(in partition)

I have a computer on which all the hard disks are partitioned and are already used by me. Since the newer versions of Ubuntu require a partiton for dualbooting I was thinking of getting another extra ...
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Shrink or remove swap with 4GB RAM and SSD?

I wasn't exactly sure so I created a swap partition 4100MB in size. Now I have swappiness at 0 and it's highly unlikely I'll ever need swap because I don't use any memory intensive apps. I also don't ...
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Dual boot 3 Ubuntu Based Systems and a bootloader using Virtual Hard Disks

I know this sounds crazy, but I want to: Install PloP Linux on my current Lubuntu 14.04 system Create a new 450 GB Ext4 partition on my external drive and put my home folder there Create another ...
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Installing Ubuntu on laptop without a preinstalled OS?

(I've looked around the site and found only a few questions that could potentially be relevant, most of them downvoted and unclear, or involving computers that previously had an OS. Sorry if this is ...
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Transfering /home to a new partition

I have one physical hard disk. Originally, it was partitioned into / and /swap. Using GParted, I downsized / and created/added a new partition /dev/sda1 as an ext4 partition. I want to do the ...
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Can't read Ubuntu partition on Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with a Live CD, and it seemed to work. However, when I boot into Windows 8, it shows up as Unallocated space. When I use Gparted, it shows up properly. I wanted to use a ...
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Recover Windows 7 Boot Loader

I have mistakenly removed Windows 7 boot loader from my primary drive, when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to have both OSs on my machine. At this moment, Windows 7 is on SDA2, Ubuntu is ...