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

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Creating properly aligned partitions on a replacement disk

I've a typical small office server with two hard disks configured for RAID-1 (mirroring). Each disk has several partitions: one for swap, the others paired in several /dev/mdX arrays. Every couple ...
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Damaged swap partition - How and what to do?

I needed GPartEd to format a MicroSD card (don't trust Disk Utility too much as more problems seem to occur with hard drives and memory cards I formatted with it, than with the ones I formatted wth ...
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How do I expand the /boot partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make space in /boot/? I want to extend my /boot partition. df -h (output): Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 581G ...
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How to Install Ubuntu in windows 7 Partition?

I would like to try out the Ubuntu on my hard drive. Now, I have C:/ as my windows 7 and D:/ as my media files and so on. How can I best install Ubuntu to try out and uninstall it if I don't feel ...
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formatting hard drive before installing Ubuntu

I want to install ubuntu on my pc and i have windows xp already installed on it. While formatting the os will it erase on the data on other partitioned drives also or will erase on that partitioned ...
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I am getting boot error after installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am new user from window to Ubuntu. I just had installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have 4 drives NTFS + 1 drive (c:). C Drive is 50-GB. I don't want to remove other 4 drives which are on NTFS. I have ...
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Enlarge swap partition without disturbing anything!

I'm having a few issues with 12.04 right now when manipulating large image files, which never used to occur when doing the same with 10.04. I noticed when I clean-installed that the swap partition it ...
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How do I copy program files from Windows partition to my Ubuntu partition

I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 and I play World of Warcraft on my Windows OS. I've been thinking about running WoW in Ubuntu but I have no idea how to copy the game files from the ...
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Gparted will not let my edit and do changes to my partitions

I want to shrink my /dev/sda1 partition but gparted will not let me do any editing and alterations to anything. Note that everything is in gray, so that I cannot edit anything. How can I fix this? I'm ...
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Keeping installed programs when installing new OS

I currently have a separate partition for / and /home. However, in the past I've had a separate /usr for all my installed programs. Whenever I change between similar OSs (eg Mint and Ubuntu) I simply ...
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Formating NTFS partition into EXT4 and setting up as home

I have 750gb drive and i have 3 partitions on it (i am not counting swap.) One is for Ubuntu. Second is for Arch, and third is in NTFS format (i have that partition since i was on windows and nope i ...
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At install time I allocated 80 GB for Ubuntu. What happened to my 80GB? How was that space used?

First off, I'm a newb. When I installed Ubuntu it asked me how much drive space to allocate for the OS and I said 80 GB. Now I find that I am running out of hard drive space. Disk utility shows that ...
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In the installer, when splitting an existing partition, which side is which? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu with Windows, which is left and right when allocating space? I am about to install Ubuntu alongside windows. I've reached a setup screen which has a ...
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single or multiple partition for 12.04?

Currently, I'm using ubuntu 10.04 with 5 partitions (boot, root, home, swap, usr). I'm going to replace 10.04 by 12.04 whereas my hard drive has 80GB. Should I create multiple partitions for 12.04 or ...
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Weird thing and need help-After installing Ubuntu, can't see C drive from Ubuntu, and D drive are no longer appered in Windows

So I installed Ubuntu on a computer, now when I login to Ubuntu, I can see my D drive but not C. here a picture from Ubuntu, the upper drive is D: But, throw Win7 it's different-The opposite. i can ...
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Formatted USB drive, not detecting…repairable? [closed]

I formatted my pendrive with ext2 filesystem in ubuntu.Now its not detecting in ubuntu and windows. Here's what the disk utility says. Model: GENERIC USB Mass Stoarge Firmware Version: 1.00 ...
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How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space?

I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu, both installed on separate partitions. I don't need Ubuntu anymore. How can I remove the Ubuntu partition(s) and add the reclaimed space to my Windows 7 ...
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How to remove one Windows partition to install Ubuntu, but keep other partitions on drive

I'm using Windows 7 currently and would like to switch it just to Ubuntu 12.04 thus removing windows 7 completely. However, I'd like to keep the data stored in other partitions. I have 4 partitions on ...
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How do I know which partitions belong to Linux, and which belongs to windows?

Okay, so I want to re-install Ubuntu, but in order to do so I'm being told to delete my previous Linux partitions. However, I can't tell which one's to delete. The only one I know for sure is the ...
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Keep getting this message on start up “An error occured while mounting ext3”

I was following this link to install Oracle 11gr2 on ubuntu 11.10 As mentioned in the above link #6 Resize the Root Partition, I created a new partition for free space of 18GB with ext3 type of ...
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“Empty Partition!” in Mac after created that with Disk Utility

I just got a new hard drive yesterday, 2TB, and copied across all the files I needed, into two partitions in the new 2TB Disk, that I created in Disk Utility (command palimpsest). One was 500GB and ...
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How do I fix a partition i made installing Ubuntu

So I went to Install Ubuntu 12 on my toshiba laptop. I accidently resized my windows 7 partition to 60 GB and Gave Ubuntu 241 GB of Space. I wanted to Have Ubuntu as 60gb and Have the Remaining space ...
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How to mount a subdirectory of `/home` without making it appear as removable?

In my present configuration, my /home lives on a regular spinning hard drive, with the exception of /home/mac/runtime which is a partition from a SSD. My problem is that such partition shows up as a ...
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I just cannot seem to partition…(Windows Vista)

All day I have been trying to partition my 285.62 GB hard drive on my laptop. I tried to disable hibernation and disabling swap (i.e paging), but it still doesn't work. After doing both of those, and ...
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Wubi Install partition and Windows MBR

I am little afraid of messing up my Windows 7 dual boot mbr (I have 2 Windows 7 installed), which allow booting into either on bootup. My first question, is whether the Ubuntu loader, is included ...
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Extend partition with unallocated space [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I increase a partition's size? My linux partition is 18 gigabytes. I managed to shrink 7 gigs of other partition. Now i want to add those 7 gigs to the ...
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How do I format my ubuntu partition(ext4) and keep my windows partition?

I want my old family pc to use only windows xp now that I don't use it anymore. However, I have a 200GB ext4 partition, containing ubuntu. Windows does not detect ext4. I also don't want it booting ...
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Question regarding partitions

Hey guys, I want to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 7 OS. I'm trying to add an extended partition for the ext4 partition and the linux-swap partition, but I already have four primary ...
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How to create more partitions?

I currently have only one partition but want to create some more partitions. How can I partition my drive using Ubuntu? And is data formatted from documents when we upgrade Ubuntu to new release?
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Partition beginning or end? [closed]

What is the difference of the location of the disk at the beginning or end, I would like an explanation please.?
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What is the best method to build Ubuntu Linux from scratch?

I want to try out "Linux From Scratch" (LFS) using Ubuntu. Since I know this could mess up my current Linux system, I want to know what is the best way to proceed. What I've read so far is that I ...
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How can I modify my partitions so I can install Ubuntu and not damage my Windows installation?

I have an HP pavilion g7 with a 500GB HD and 4GB RAM. My first problem was while I was installing Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time on this laptop. I accidentally deleted Windows 7. So I installed ...
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I am not able to delete a corrupt NTFS partition on my pen drive. How can I force its deletion?

I formatted my 16GB pen drive with the NTFS file system in windows vista. After that I started copying some files. However, only a few files were copied to the pen drive before the copy operation ...
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Partitions not showing up in Ubuntu after Wubi installation

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi on my Windows 7 system. Everything worked just fine after some tries, the first tries at installing failed because I had a Ubuntu ISO file in my download folder ...
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File system is not clean (The partition is misaligned by 1024 bytes)

After trying ubuntu for years and finding it too complicated the latest 12.04 got me intrigued. But after installing the Disk utility is giving me this error. I've searched here and there for a ...
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Does updating the OS on one partition affect other partitions?

I have one partition with Ubuntu 9.10, and another with Windows Vista. I am trying to upgrade Ubuntu to 12.04 since 9.10 is no longer supported. I understand I need to do a fresh install with a disc ...
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Fail to access a Windows drive from a live session [closed]

I am attempting to use Ubuntu to rescue files from a Windows pc. I am using Ubuntu for the first time, so I am a complete novice. I am asking for assistance to find the files on the pc. I have a ...
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Windows 7 entry missing from grub after 12.04 installation

I've read several answers to related questions here, but have not found one that matches my situation. I assisted a colleague to reinstall Windows 7 from a recovery partition. We then booted into ...
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How to format the Ubuntu partitions from Windows XP?

How to format the Ubuntu partitions from Windows XP? My Ubuntu is broken and can't log in. My dual booting Windows XP is working fine. I want to delete Ubuntu partitions from Windows XP and ...
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General linux question: What is the best way to add another distro to a dual booting system?

I'm currently running a bare bones windows xp install and Ubuntu. Ubuntu being the primary OS. I am wanting to add a 3rd OS that is another linux distro JoliOS. Currently I have 2 partitions 16G for ...
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Can't boot into Windows after Installing Ubuntu on USB

I'm new to Ubuntu. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB flash drive. It boots fine from the USB stick. But if I remove it and boot again, Window 7 should boot. Well it doesn't. Seems like the hard ...
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How do I reduce the space allocated to Ubuntu?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 , but now I am not satisfied as it has taken more space 100 GB. Since I have to use Windows more often, I found that I am unable to see the files of Ubuntu when I open ...
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Do I need to create root, swap, and home partitions in a specific order?

I've just installed Win7 and left enough space on my hdd for Ubuntu. I'd like to create a root partition, a swap partition and a home partition. Do I need to create them in a special order, at a ...
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How can I remove the Ubuntu 11.04 disk partition so that there is enough free disk space to install 12.04?

When I installed Ubuntu 11.04 I took the default disk partition size, and it turned out to be too small, so now I'm having problems. I want to uninstall 11.04 and install 12.04, but unless I can ...
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Any way of changing the partition size of a Ubuntu install from inside the install?

Is there anyway to change the partition size of Ubuntu while using Ubuntu? I currently have 2 partitions and would like to shrink the one I have Ubuntu installed on to make a storage partition so I ...
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How to delete and/or merge dev/sda5 logical filesystem?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto my primary computer, replacing Ubuntu 11.10. I used the fresh install method, wiping all data off of the HDD and starting from scratch using a flash drive for ...
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Resizing my linux partition [duplicate]

So, I was getting rid of my openSUSE to install lubuntu. In the process, I didn't manage my hard drive partitions well enough and as a result, I lost my windows 7 partition. I got over the loss, and ...
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needs of /boot, what is the problem without /boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: For what using /boot and /tmp Partition in ubuntu I don't know what is the need of /boot What is the problem doing partition without /boot? I decided to create a "5 ...
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help me for doing partitioning [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's your recommendation on drive partitioning schemes for a desktop and home server? I Want to install Ubuntu 12.04 (a fresh installation) in my PC but i have no ...
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How to shrink a partition without using GParted?

Unfortunately all the answers I found involve GParted. I thought I could be using parted, but apparently the "parted resize" command has some limitations with respect to GParted when working on a ...