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

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Can I have two Ubuntu installations on one laptop?

Can I have 2 Ubuntus 12.10 on my laptop? I need 1 for work, and 1 as desktop. Will it work if I install new version as usual, beside existing one? I can't lose data from my actual Ubuntu, but want ...
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creating extended partition

this is my current hard disk status(Running linux Mint LIVE CD) i have- Ubuntu 12.04 on 206 GB partition at dev/sda1. dev/sda2 system reserved. Windows 7 on 90GB partition at dev/sda3 ...
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Deleted files after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop over the windows, I had 2 partitions on one hard disk. It seems like old partition is gone with all my files (photos, music, etc.). How can I recover old files. Files ...
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Copy Recovery partition using Ubuntu

I have a dell computer and I will be DBAN ing the HDD because it has a bad sector on it that is slowing down the system. So I am wanting to copy the Recovery Partition to an image or another HDD. I ...
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Setting up lvm with HDD and SSD

My current hard drive is just about full and rather than just toss it and get a new one (since it works fine), I want to get a new drive and set them both up using lvm. While I'm at it, I also want to ...
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Fresh Install and partitioning Problem and Doubts

I have two questions: I Have a fresh install of ubuntu and in Gparted I have the information of having: /dev/sda1 ext2 /boot 243mb 49.22mb used /dev/sda2 extended 595.93 GiB ...
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Create Ubuntu recovery partition [duplicate]

I have an HP laptop that came with Windows 7 installed with a recovery partition which was accessible through the boot menu in the same way you could access the bios. I wanted to be able to create an ...
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How to get al the disk space for ubuntu 12.04

Recently I changed for Linux Ubuntu 12.04, I left Windows and I want now to get all my hard disk space, cause when I formatted my PC installing Ubuntu 12.04, I only gave Ubuntu 23.0 GB and now I'm ...
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How to open encrypted partition, knowing the passphrase?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 with the encrypting option. Soon after I found that I have lost my Windows Vista and all my previous partitions as the in the new Ubuntu only one hard drive with ...
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ubuntu 12.10 failed to create a file system error

I would like to install ubuntu 12.10 on my system but i am getting an error " The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI3 (0,0,0) (sda) failed "' please help !! during installation i select ...
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How to make my newly created secondary partition accessible?

I have decided to reinstall my Lubuntu OS and to split on the occasion my partition so as to have a secondary one where long-time files would be stored. I guess what I wanted followed a logic that was ...
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How to enlarge ubuntu partition

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 recently by making a 5.6GB partition from the Ubiquity installer. I wanted to upgrade to 12.04, so I opened the Update Manager and clicked on 'Update Packages' (I was ...
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How to install Side by Side Boot on Windows XP

I have looked at other questions but none seem to help my problem. I am trying to install the latest version of Ubuntu off a USB Stick Side by Side with Windows XP. I have it booted up but when I get ...
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Partitions for Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot on SSD + HDD setup

I have purchased a new SSD (120GB) and I had a HDD (1TB) already installed. I will install both Ubuntu and Windows on these drives. As the file space on the SSD is limited and I've read that writing ...
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Mounting NTFS Partition that all users can read but only root can write too?

I have an NTFS partition I use to share data between Ubuntu and Windows on /dev/sda5. I am wondering if there is a way to make it readable by user (on a single user computer) but only write-able by ...
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How do I get back into Ubuntu?

I just deleted root.disk in Windows 7 because it seemed at the time like the only way I could rename the new partition I had created (with wubi resize disk) to replace it as "root.disk" because when I ...
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I have formatted a partition for Ubuntu. How do I install it on that partition?

I have a formatted 55GB partition as NTFS, the other part of the hard disk has Windows 7. Is NTFS the right format for Ubuntu? If not how should I format it and with what format? Once I finish ...
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Can I use my old home partition and just format the root partition when installing Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu's root on one partition and /home on another. Now if I format the root partition, install fresh Ubuntu, and mount the previous /home partition as /home, will it pick up all my ...
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cannot log in to all account except guest after mounting new partition

In order to do my homework from school, since two days ago, I installed Oracle 11g on my computer running Ubuntu. While I was installing Oracle 11g, after setting the password for oracle and clicking ...
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“One or more partitions are busy on /dev/sd*” what to do?

I recently bought a 4GB USB Memory, Serioux, Data Traveller. Today I wrote on it Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon edition, and now I want to format it. I have tried to go to Disk Utility, select it and press ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on the C Drive without losing any data from the other drives?

This is the first time I am installing Linux. I have Windows 7 on my C drive. I want to just format the C drive and then install Linux on the C drive only. So how can I install it on only the one ...
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How to resize partitions when upgrading to 12.10?

I have got Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 on Dell Inspiron mini 160 GB. The size of Ubuntu is not sufficient now. Can I redraw partition size when upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, as I find myself not ...
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What happen in the partition when I uninstall Ubuntu?

If I installed Ubuntu from inside Windows, and now I want to uninstall it, what happen with the partition in my disk? will it be deleted?
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Partitioning a 128GB SSD and 500GB HDD

So I have a 128GB SSD and 500GB HDD. I want to reïnstall my laptop and put Ubuntu 12.10 on this setup. I already looked around on the internet and came up with this partitioning schema: about 2GB of ...
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How to create a common ext4 [ read / write ] partition with all ubuntu users?

I have a shared EXT4 drive with 777 permissions for all users to use. Problem is : When a user creates a new folder / file, it gets 644. I guess that is because of the umask for that user. Now, I ...
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My old files are lost?

I used to have Windows XP in my computer. When I was trying Ubuntu 12.04 I was able to see the old files, but when I installed Ubuntu I can't found them anymore. Any clues? The Disk Utility shows my ...
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How do I check whether I am using LVM?

I installed Ubuntu by choosing the option "Something else" at the step called "Allocate drive space" of the installer. Then I created my own partition table. Now that Ubuntu is installed, can I check ...
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How to install Ubuntu, remove Mint and set up a separate home partition?

I've got a dual-booting laptop - Windows 7 & Linux Mint 13 - and I want to get rid of Mint, keep Windows 7 and install Ubuntu 12.04. Also, I want to have a separate home partition (I've only got ...
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How do I install Ubuntu with encrypted root, home, and swap partitions?

I would like to install Ubuntu 12.10 with two features: partitioning of my disks (/ and /home should be separated, plus eventually a swap partition) encryption of those partitions How should I do ...
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Gparted resize failed, can't restore superblock

I tried to resize my data partition with gparted, from a ubuntu 12.04 live usb. I then accidentally closed my laptop screen, which caused ubuntu to hibernate. After I tried to get it back up, the ...
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Trying to setup multiple primary partitions on Ubuntu linux

I currently have Ubuntu desktop installed on a hard disk. I want to partition the hard disk so that I can reserve 30GB for Ubuntu server and 30GB for Ubuntu desktop. The drive has 300GB available. ...
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Installed Ubuntu on 12.04 on my MacBook Air now I want to expand the partition

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a 40GB partition on my Mac Book Air (5,2). I'm having so much fun with it, I'm ready to make the switch permanently and replace it as the primary OS on my machine. ...
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Home on its own partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I see the partitions? I have installed 11.10 and looking to do in place upgrade to 12.04 LTS. I think I partitioned it such that home is its own partition so an ...
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Having problems booting xubuntu after installation

I'm newbie with ubuntu, I tried to install ubuntu, at the beginning xubuntu work for the first upgrade to xubuntu 12.04, but after the reboot, no winxp media center ether Xubuntu won't start and I ...
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Proper alignment of partitions on an Advanced Format HDD using Parted

First I create a properly aligned partition in a new GPT table using parted by specifying percentages for start and end of the partition: # parted -a optimal /dev/sdb GNU Parted 2.3 Using /dev/sdb ...
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While installing Ubuntu from Ubuntu Desktop (from USB) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.04 does not see windows already install on my computer (dual installation) I downloaded the Ubuntu Software to create a USB to install Ubuntu. I rebooted my PC ...
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resizing partitions

I have the following configuration: sda1 1 GB maybe fat32 (windows recovery partition) sda2 40 GB ntfs(windows drive c) with boot flag sda3 around 100GB ntfs(storage partition) sda4 extended ...
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Is it OK to create all primary partitions.?

I have a 320GB hard disk. I only use either ubuntu or kubuntu (12.04 for now). I don't want to use windows or any other dual boot os. And i need only 3 partitions on my hard disk. One for the OS and ...
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Pls, How can I expand my ubuntu partition?

I wish to expand my Ubuntu 12.04 Partition. Pls help?
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How should a RAID partition be created and configured using parted?

For testing I want to create a mirrored (RAID 1) partition with a size of 1GB on /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc. When it comes to partitioning, I want to used parted, how should I create the partition I want ...
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Install ubuntu 12.04 on a partitioned windows 7

I have a partition windows 7 400GB and 200GB, I want to install ubuntu 12.04 on the 200GB using a USB but am not sure how to identify 200GB when the installation process because it never shows a hard ...
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how to merge two disk Ubuntu primary partitions

I installed by mistake two primary Ubuntu partitions on dual booting PC (64-bit) with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. First I tried Someting Else when installing Ubuntu 12.04, then I changed my mind and ...
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GRUB not recognising copied partition

I've been following the instructions on this page to copy my Linux partition from one partition to another on the same drive. (I'm doing this because I want to move it from /dev/sda3 to /dev/sda4 so ...
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SSD and HDD have window 7 recovery partition. Can I delete one to make room for ubuntu?

I'm trying to install ubuntu right now, and I've run into a problem. I have Windows 7 installed on my SSD, and I want to install ubuntu on my HDD, but I already have three partitions on my HDD. The ...
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Dual Booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Partition Sizes?

I'm about to reinstall Windows, so I thought that I'd try Ubuntu out on a partition just for fun. My question is, how large should my partitions be for each of them? I know this various depending on ...
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Why does the first partition start at sector 34 when I choose “Guided - Use entire disk” during install?

After choosing "Guided - Use entire disk" during installation of Ubunsut Server 12.04 I find that the first partition starts on sector 34. Why that specific sector and not the first one? (parted) ...
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Is it possible to emulate a (windows) raid controller to recover a raid1 mirror?

So, Im gonna make a point to ask this question a couple of ways for the sake of wording, and how it might trigger a memory that someone might have experience. Heres what I have: 1. Two hard drives ...
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Perform upgrades on another ubuntu partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update other Ubuntu partitions without rebooting into them? So I run XBMCBuntu on my primary partition, and have 12.10 on my secondary partition, which I do ...
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Fix overlapping partitions

I have problem with overlapping partitions. GParted shows me all my disk as unallocated area, output of fdisk below: alex@alex-ThinkPad-SL510:~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, ...
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Does installing to an extended partition reduce disk performance?

I was reading the latest issue of Full Circle (issue 63) and there was an article comparing boot times under various configurations. One of the comparisons was with an installation in a primary ...