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

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Reformatting partition to ntfs

I am trying to install windows 8 on my PC that is currently running Ubuntu. I have tried to reformat the partition to ntfs however I can out unmount it because it is in use. I have tried using gparted ...
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Ubuntu and windows boot issue

I am new to Ubuntu, just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I installed it in same hard drive (1 TB) in which i had installed windows but in a different partition, each has 500gb of space...but now am not ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 Installation: Partition Sizes for 32Gb of Free Space

I'm fixing to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 on my ASUS X551-MAV-EB01-B and so far I've cleared away 32Gb so that the free space is for a full installation (alongside the pre-installed Windows 8.1). ...
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I cant install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1

I have a computer running windows 8.1, and I want to install ubuntu along side of it. However, my computer has some corrupted system files on it when I bought it, so I took it into a local store to ...
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Ubuntu dual-boot installation

I am planning to install windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a ssd drive and have a secondary internal sata HDD for other data storage. Looking for suggestions on partition scheme and also if it's good idea ...
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Forget to configure a separate partition for /home

I recently installed Ubuntu, manually partitioning the hard disk. I created a 16GB partition for / (root), and a swap partition, with 226GB free that I intended to use for /home, but I forgot to add ...
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Unable to access “222 GB Volume”

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8.1. After installing ubuntu I'm unable to boot windows and unable to mount my 222 GB volume. I got following error when i tried to mount my 222 GB ...
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Problem removing swap partition

I have a SanDisk SSD U100 124GB. When I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I partitioned as: - 250mb boot; - 4gb swap; - the rest ext4. Some times later, I removed the swap partition in order to merge it ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu OS problem. D Drive lost.

I just installed Ubuntu on my system which already has Windows 7 alongside. After installing the OS, I cannot see the Disk D partition on my Windows OS. I tried "changing the drive letter and paths", ...
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What tools can resize the partition where Windows7 resides?

On my laptop, I have Windows 7 installed on /windows-c, and my partitions / and /windows-d are running low. How can I arrange more space for these two partitions from /windows-c? Gparted output: ...
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no dash/applets shown after installing ubuntu desktop on ubuntu server 14.04 64bit

I tried to install Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my server i.e: - Motherboard: mini-ITX GIGABYTE H77N-WIFI - Processor : Core i3 - DDR3 : 8 GB - SATA HDD : 1 x 500GB, 3 x 1TB - Network if: ...
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How do I add space to LVM's root partition without shutting down my VM?

I'm using vmware and want to add space to a VM without shutting down the system by simply adding space to the existing drive. How can I accomplish that?
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Duel boot yoga 2 pro

I want to duel boot Ubuntu on my Yoga 2 pro but Device manager will only let me shrink my main volume by 9 GB and i need 75 GB. I have 115 GB of free space and I'm not sure what to do now?
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How can I extend primary partition into an extended partition's free space?

I looked around but this question hasn't been asked before. My disk looks like this: The 64 GB primary partition is Windows. I want to extend that into the 17GB (highlighted) free space. Is it ...
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partition harddisk in already installed windows to dual boot windows/ubuntu without reformat

Is it possible to partition my hard disk on my already installed Windows, and yet not reformat my hard disk in order to do so? And then still being able to install ubuntu to the second partition so ...
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How to install Ubuntu from windows

I want to install Ubuntu server on a free partition, my hdd is divided into two partitions, the first holds windows, my programs and so on, the second one is completely empty. I can't make a bootable ...
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Slow Boot Times — “gave up waiting for root device” error

I just installed Ubuntu this past Sunday. This afternoon after my laptop battery was drained, I plugged it in and started to boot into Ubuntu (I have a dual-boot setup along with Windows 8.1). I was ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu from a partition and reuse the partition for another distro?

Ubuntu has been giving me a lot of trouble with frequent freezing and I can't seem to fix it so I wanted to remove Ubuntu and try another distribution. I was thinking of either Elementary OS or Linux ...
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How do you restore an encrypted hard drive? Password being available

Installed by Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Installer: I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop onto my notebook PC, and I made a wrong decision to alter the file ownership and permissions from the root drive as ...
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Unable to format usb drive (udisks-error-quark, 14)

I have been striving hard to format my usb drive. I cannot format it. Whenever I try it using the disks utility I get the following error message: Error unmounting /dev/sdc: Command-line `umount ...
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Increase Partition Size Ubuntu 14.04

I want to partition /dev/sda5 and merge the unallocated space with /dev/sda6. How to do it? I've searched for many ways to do it but I couldn't understand much to proceed. Please help!! Here is the ...
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Fifth partition

I'm trying to install to my Dell Latitude E6540 ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. The problem is that I want to make a fifth partition for storage. The 1st partition is for ubuntu os. The 2nd is for swap(...
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resize partition of / on ubuntu server 12.04 [duplicate]

Currently i am running Ubuntu server 12.04. works great.. till today i realize i flawed my partition setup and set / to a 6gb partition, and /home to a 30gb partition on the same drive.. here is my ...
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Cant install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS alongside Win 7

I m trying to install Ubuntu on my hp laptop which he has Win 7. I followed the steps for installing but got some problems now, like I don't have the option to "install-alongside-windows ". Also I ...
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Installing ubuntu and drives partitioning [duplicate]

I am shortly switching to ubuntu forever. I want to erase windows 7 and run my laptop on ubuntu. I have acer aspire 4736z laptop with intel t4400 processor, 3 gb ram, 320 gb disk. Is 64 bit system ...
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How to format unallocated space in ubuntu?

I was installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 on my laptop. I installed Ubuntu and during installation by mistake formatted my D drive. I installed ubuntu but now I have the remaining free unallocated ...
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Move RAID 1 Array to new system

I am rebuilding my Ubuntu home server, but I want to preserve my two disks currently in Linux software RAID 1. My current config is: One 240GB HDD configured as OS Disk (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) Two 3TB WD ...
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Partition space almost empty

I set the partition space for Ubuntu at 15 GB, but after installing programs, it appeared a pop up saying that the space was almost finished. If I go on Disk, I see "Extended Partition Partition 3" as ...
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How can I increase hard disk space in ubuntu server

I've installed ubuntu server and successfully running my web server in it. Though I wanna know that my system hard disk space is 1TB which is full with contents available in my website. And I wanna ...
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Recover unbootable Ubuntu, boot-partition gone?

I was unable to boot Ubuntu after setting my BIOS to default. I tried Boot-repair and tried a "recommended repair". After a while it asks me to insert the following in Terminal: sudo chroot "/mnt/...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit on Crucial MX100 512GB SSD [duplicate]

Good evening all, I trust you are well. This is my first time on AskUbuntu, the first time I ask something. Nice to meet you all. I have some questions and I hope you can help me find the answers. ...
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Why the swap partition? [duplicate]

I always encrypt my Ubuntu installations. Currently I have /boot installed on a flash drive and two encrypted partitions: / and swap. In order to log in I have to enter pass phrases for both / and ...
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I don't understand this problem when I try to mount my NTFS data partition in Ubuntu 14.04, please help me mount it [duplicate]

I am a new user to Ubuntu Linux. My data which I saved using Windows in a separate data partition which is in the NTFS file system, is not mounting properly in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. The error message ...
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How to mount just one directory from a NTFS partition using command line?

After I perform a full system upgrade and install all the drivers, I usually remove Gvfs and all its dependencies and also Gigolo and any other piece of software used in Ubuntu to automatically mount ...
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Dual boot pc boots directly to ubuntu instead of showing grub menu

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop (which came with freedos), I later tried to dual boot the pc with ubuntu 14.04 (with legacy mode). I didn't get an option to install alongside windows 8 so I ...
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Partition not showing as device in Nautilus

I have mounted a partition as ext4 and define in /etc/fstab. UUID=4xxxxxx-xxxxx /wdd ext4 defaults 0 2 I can see the mount point as /wdd running df -k. But it is not showing up as device under ...
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Problem while installing ubuntu with dual boot windows 7. GPT Partition error

Problem - I can't install ubuntu linux or any other Linux on asus G75VW laptop with dual boot with windows 7 on my windows system drive even it has 250 GB Raw Free space. I have provided images to ...
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Boot Partition Full

When I run Software Updater, it says that I don't have enough free disk space. I need 29.3 Mb of free disk space on '/boot'. I've tried the solution at How do I free up more space in /boot?. It ...
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Ubuntu 14 / Win 8.1 Install Problem

I'm trying to return to Ubuntu on a new(er) computer after I had to switch to Mint on my old machine due to performance issues. The new machine is an HP pavillion G4 w/ 4gp memory and a 500GB HD. I ...
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How to know which partition is Ubuntu installed on?

I want to uninstall ubuntu, so i need to delete its partition. I saw that many people asked this before. For example: here. I followed the instructions there and here's a screenshot of the terminal ...
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Gparted says I have no space on partition, Ubuntu says I do. Need to split partition in two [duplicate]

My main partition appears full in Gparted despite having only 3.9% used. I need to split this partition in half to dual boot with another OS and I am at a loss as to what the problem is, what I could ...
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Installing 14.04.1-first time user. What is Install Type window for-to format and select partition, or to create swap area?

While installing at install type window I entered ext4 and / or root as mount point. I also checked format drive. After clicking install now I get a message that I have no swap partition. Should I ...
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Multiple users, single laptop, private and shared files

I am setting up a Linux laptop for multiple users, Emily and myself, with the following requirements and constraints: Emily and I each have our own files that we need to keep private from one ...
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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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Unable to access windows (error mounting/dev/sda4/media/ubuntu/windows) [duplicate]

Hey guys so the other day my laptop updated to 8.1. After install it required a restart, i clicked yes and now its been stuck in an infinite preparing start up repair. So i installed ubuntu to USB ...
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Formatting and Partitioning SSD Help?

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my netbook and was going through the things to do to optimize my SSD (https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd) Steps 5 and 6 tell me to partition ...
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Samba share file size error with Windows 8.1

I'm setting up a sort of NAS using a beaglebone black with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I want to share the storage on an external USB drive and the internal memory via samba. I think I've configured ...
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Installing windows on a separate hard drive after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu installed on one hard drive, and Windows on another. The Windows one has a problem with it so I would like to format that hard drive and reinstall Windows. How can I reinstall ...
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Retrieve data from a FreeSpace volume [previously ext4 volume]

Morning, Afternoon, Evening, any thing you wish. I'm using an HP-ProBook 4540S 750 Gb HDD 4 Gb of memory Intel Core i3-3110M CPU 2.40GHz x 4 I'm a software developper,so I use to install 2 Ubuntu ...
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Where is my partitioned space?

I'm very new to Linux. Trying to learn, but curve is kinda steep. So, I loaded Ubuntu 14.04 onto my 16GB Chromebook (HP 14) using the method outlined here http://chromeos-cr48.blogspot.com/2013/10/...