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

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Lost all the data after installing Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Laptop. While installing two options were available: Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 Replace windows 7 My Laptop had 3 drives. Windows 7 was installed on C: drive ...
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enabling volume renaming in Quantal

I partitioned my vaio with ubuntu 12.10 (Simple Gnome environment) so that I have 2 separate volumes for folders and file keeping (call it a long paranoid windows using effect :)). These two volumes ...
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Let's talk about size

I'm going to install 12.04 LTS, and I'm wondering: How much disk space the root must have? People said 6GB but Team Fortress 2 itself is 11GB. On Windows I needed like 180GB for C:\, but I don't have ...
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Can I access a Windows 8 crashed partition from Ubuntu?

I had installed Windows 2-3 days before. On my laptop, there was only one drive. Because I wanted to partition it, I installed application called easeus partition master. But because my Windows 8 ...
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The /boot partition in my server is full, how can I re-size it without re-installing the whole system?

I'm having some troubles because the partition in which /boot is allocated in my server is full, so I can install neither new linux images nor upgrades. Here is the server's file system usage ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 7 are installed in same Drive, is it safe?

I installed, Ubuntu using windows installer in Windows 7 OS, will it create any problem, if I create partition of same drive.
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I can't find partititions while installing Xubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubiquity doesn’t see any partitions on the Disk I'm running LiveCD Xubuntu on Windows 7. Once the installation begin, it shows: this computer currently has no ...
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Automount ext4 partition with user permission/ownership (fstab?) [duplicate]

I just installed Lubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" on my Acer Aspire One D257, creating the partitions: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 15G 2.1G 12G 15% / ...
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Is the Ubuntu installer capable of resizing/moving existing NTFS partitions?

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 alongside with Windows 7. I already have 3 primary partitions taking the whole disk space. 100 MB system-reserved (primary) 180 GB system (primary) 285 GB ...
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Installing ubuntu from usb stick and help in partitioning

I'm a very new Ubuntu user, I tried using Ubuntu 12.10 desktop form a USB stick and found it interesting. I wanted to install it along with my Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. I have 290.3 GB hard disk ...
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Does not boot ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I had Ubuntu installed. When I installed ubuntu I completely formated the hard disk and then I ...
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How can I clone a hard disk to a smaller SSD?

I have a hard drive in my laptop with a windows and an ubuntu partition. I got an SSD to replace my hard drive, but it has a slightly lower capacity. I've already partitioned the SSD to the sizes I ...
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Unable to boot windows 8 after ubuntu 12.04 installation

I just got my new notebook with windows 8 pre installed. After installing ubuntu 12.04 when I try to boot windows 8 it says "Automated Recovery in Progress" which fails afterwards and shuts down the ...
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How do I use testdisk?

I would really appreciate it if someone could give me a walkthrough in testdisk. I wouldn't ask for this, but I caused this problem by trying to fix things myself using testdisk without really knowing ...
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If I need to Erase GPT data after doing a fixpart, will it also erase all my files on that drive?

Ubuntu 12.04 installer is not recognizing my partition, so I searched for that problem here and found the solution in this link: Ubuntu installation does not recognize drive partinioning So my ...
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My install did not install the grub loader and I also can not get to windows 7 either

I did a new install on Ubuntu 12.04 and when it was finishing it did not install the grub loader and this installation was over a previous installation where the partition should have been formatted. ...
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Swap never used. Should I delete it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Importance of Swap Partition I have an extended partition with 32GB assigned, 4.3GB goes to swap and the rest is formated as ext4. From time to time I open the system ...
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How do i use the partition table in Ubuntu 10.10?

I want to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my Macmini first gen(Snow Leopard),my iMac G3(Tiger), or my PowerBook G4(Tiger). But i still want my Mac OS X on it. I can't use the disk utility to partition my ...
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dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 (partitioning scheme)

I would like to ask for help on dual booting because it's my first time to try dual booting and a novice on Ubuntu or any Linux distribution. I have 2 partitions on my hard disk: Windows 7 C:\ ...
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What is the use of this second, almost unused Ubuntu partiton?

I installed Ubuntu on my netbook quite some time ago, and I don't remember what did I do - but I'd expect I went with more or less default settings. Now I have two partitions (one ext3 and one ext4, ...
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When installing Ubuntu, it takes me to a harddrive screen to install help?

A few steps into the installation, there is a screen showing my hard drive, with sda1, sda2 and sda3 partitions. But when I click to install with one of them, it cannot find the root file. How can I ...
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What's the difference of partition type and filesystem type?

I'm formatting my Seagate Freeagent external HDD in Linux to FAT filesystem, because it can't be done in Windows, but I'm wondering, what's the difference betweeen partition type and filesystem type? ...
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How to eliminate windows partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove Windows Vista Partition So Ubuntu Fills Entire Hard Drive? I am preparing to update ubuntu on an old laptop. Originally windows was hacked and I had an ubuntu ...
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Building and migrating to software raid 5 array

I am hoping to build and migrate to a software raid 5 array. I am working with ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit. I currently have three drives: /dev/sda1 which is a 60G solid state drive which contains ...
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3 OS's on same HDD

I've been all day around my laptop and just can't make it work, I have one HDD 750 GB in size, and I would like to have the following partition table: 60 GB - Windows 7 150 GB - Windows 8 150 GB - ...
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On which partition is Ubuntu located?

I'm trying to delete the Ubuntu partition and then later I'm planning on running Ubuntu through VitualBox on Windows 7. The problem is I don't know which partition is Ubuntu so I can use that space ...
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Still asking whether I want to boot into Ubuntu although there is no Ubuntu partition any more

My Ubuntu partition is gone but when I boot up, Grub still asks if I want to boot into Windows 7 or Ubuntu. To put it simply how do I get it to stop asking for Ubuntu and only have 7.
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Encrypted LVM on multiple drives [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Full Disk Encryption with LUKS: auto mount second volume I want to set up encrypted LVM when I install Ubuntu. I have an SSD and an HDD and I would like to put /boot, ...
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How to restore Ubuntu data after install windows 7?

I have installed windows 7. I have lost my all data which were in ubuntu. Now want to get my all previous data. I have installed windows 7 in other partition. Ubuntu partition lost all data if it is ...
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How to increase size of disk partition in Linux?

I want to increase size of my disk partition in which my Ubuntu OS is installed. I have another free partition available but I don't see any option to merge these two or increase size. I have heard ...
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Run 12.10 and 12.04 off same home partition

This is a weird one and I apologize if this is a duplicate question, I looked but couldn't find a answer. I upgraded to 12.10 and it works with the side that I have to use the open ati driver cause ...
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Resizing Ubuntu Partition with GParted, dual booting with windows

When I first installed Ubuntu, I allocated ~200 GB of space for Ubuntu, but its way more than I need. If I use gparted to resize the size of the partition down to say 100 GB, will the 100GB be usable ...
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Creating a new partition by resizing /dev/sda1

I have the partitions in my computer(11.10) as follows. /dev/sda1 mountpoint-root(/) flags-boot 148GB /dev/sda2 1GB /dev/sda5 1GB I have 70GB free space on /dev/sda1. I want to create a 10GB ...
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What are the implications of two drives being extended in gparted?

The above is the configuration of my partitioning system in gparted. Windows is on sda1. Ubuntu is on sda6. I want to use unetbootin to install another Linux on sda5. My question is: Why are sda5 ...
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Ubuntu doesnt detect one partition on dual boot with windows 7

I have windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my dell inspiron 5010. I have these three partitions in my lap. C (windows sys),D,F. I have installed ubuntu alongside but when i log in to ubuntu i can only see ...
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GPT partition table problem: Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

I hope you guys will help me get through this situation I have gotten myself into. I bought a new samsung ultra book running windows 8. I knew going into the purchase that I wanted to ditch windows ...
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can't resize lvm-p2 boot partition, even from live cd

I've got a MacBook Pro (late 2011). I just bought a 1TB HDD to replace the original 500GB. My plan was to partition the 1TB in half and let one side be Ubuntu and the other OS X (until I can ...
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Internal hard drive, can't format [closed]

I cannot format anymore the hard drive of my laptop. Here is how I proceed: I am starting my computer with a USB live drive (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx). Then I start disk utility and try to ...
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VDI to Hard Drive

Is any way to copy file system from VirtualBox .vdi file (or others like that) to physical partition on a hard drive?
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How do I partition a drive so that the data is separate from the operating system?

I'm planing to install ubuntu 12.10 in a dell inspiron 17 laptop as the unique operating system. I would like to know how to partition the drive in order to have my data separate from the operating ...
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Can't boot in 12.04 after formatting the entire drive [closed]

I installed ubuntu 12.04 by formatting the drive that had windows 7. The installation went fine but after I rebooted It asks me for a windows 7 disk repair disk and doesn't even look to recognize any ...
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Can't replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows 7 and wanted to replace it with Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), but when I was booting and starting installation of Ubuntu I chose to replace Windows on my SSD, and it saw this ...
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I would like to have a copy of all the partitions of primary drive to a secondary drive

This is the command: sudo sfdisk -d /dev/sda | sfdisk --force /dev/sdb It fails because permission is denied and the entire error message looks like this: /dev/sdb: Permission denied sfdisk: ...
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Create a GPT on a new volume during installation

I'd like to install Ubuntu Precise (current LTS) on a drive, and I'd like to discard the current partitioning and instead create a new GPT on that drive. The ubuntu installer allows me to partition ...
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How do I preseed multiple partitions on one disk; /tmp /data /usr swap?

trying to get preseeding on 12.04 64bit with what should be a basic setup to work: /dev/sda - the only drive beeing used / - rootfs - 100GB /boot - 1GB /tmp - 10GB /data - should take all available ...
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Deleting recovery partition on dual boot machine and resizing window 7 partition

I am using a dual boot Ubuntu/win7 machine. My win 7recovery partition is around 20GB, since I have created recovery disks I am assuming I no longer need it my windows partition is only small I was ...
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Can installing Ubuntu 12.10 on its own partition affect my Windows 7 partition?

Here is the scenario I have already downloaded the ubuntu 12.10 desktop 32bit on ubuntu site. Now I want to put it in my 4gb flash drive using the universal installer. Assuming i have a 100GB hard ...
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My partition table is facing limitations; having problems creating more partitions

I first noticed an issue when trying to install Linux Mint 14 as a third OS alongside Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 - I was unable to create another partition to install Mint to. Poking around, I ...
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Does LVM option delete existing operating systems?

I accidentally clicked this option when installing 12.10. Now, I am not seeing my other operating systems show up. I tried fgrep menuentry /boot/grub/grub/.cfg and only see Ubuntu. When I checked my ...
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Change Swap Amount to Hibernate in WUBI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable hibernation on Wubi? I would like to hibernate when I get critical battery, I could do this in Windows, but the option is disabled in Ubuntu. I ...