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

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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 ...
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Windows Vista Partition Deleted During Dual Boot Ubuntu Install [closed]

I recently added 12.04 to a computer. During the partitioning only two partitions were listed, recovery, and the new ubuntu partition. I shunk the Ubuntu partition and left the extra space an free ...
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How to extend an existing partition with newly installed hard drive

My hard drive space almost running out, so I installed a new hard drive. My question is, Can I extend an existing patition with newly installed hard drive? e.g. Existing /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda3 ...
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Why is my partition claiming to be out of space?

My file system claims to only have 4.5 GB left. While my OS (a folder with in file system) still has 75.2 GB left. I put something near 130 GB on my Ubuntu partition, it should have enough space. I ...
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Can't create an extended partition

I'm trying to install 12.10 on a Lenovo Ideapad u410. I shrank my windows 8 partition and want to create an extended partition in the unallocated space. But when I try to create a partition there, ...
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Do symlinks from HDD to SSD give a performance hit?

I am planning to install Kubuntu onto an SSD, but have /home mounted on a hard disk drive. But also, I would like some /home/... subdirectories to benefit from SSD's performance (they will be read ...
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Ubuntu shows disk volumes as one partition

When I was installing Ubuntu(12.04 and 11.10) showed 2 partitions, whereas I have 4 partitions on Windows 7: C(70GB),D(300GB),E(300GB),F(30GB). Ubuntu is only 2 disks: one is 70GB, the latter is ...
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Accidentally formated external hard drive

Today I was trying to copy some files from my external hard drive (1TB) to a flash drive (4GB) on Ubuntu 12.10. My flash drive contained an operating system, so I decided to format it using the disk ...
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How can I upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 to 11.10? [closed]

We need to program in CUDA 5.0 which can be installed only on ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04. Our current version, 9.10, is no longer supported, so we chose to proceed with a clean installation. Since we have ...
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Laptop won't boot or enter BIOS after deleting partition in Windows 7

I dual boot my computer and later decided to delete one of the Ubuntu partitions while using Windows 7. After my computer hibernated and I tried restarting my ASUS laptop it stopped at the logo and ...
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How to use a different partition in Ubuntu

I had partitioned my Hard Disk when I was installing Ubuntu 12.04, I made two partitions one of 80GB and another one of 140GB. But for some reason by default it only uses sda1 as show in this ...
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Error in Using Gparted to add Unallocated space

I'm trying to Add Unallocated space to my Ubuntu partition which is inside an extended partition. i get this error: GParted 0.12.1 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Move /dev/sda3 to the left ...
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Error on attempting to move and shrink an Ubuntu partition using GParted

I like to add the unallocated space to the NTFS /dev/sda2 partition. However I get following error when I move /dev/sda3 to the right, so that unallocated space can be added to /dev/sda2. I am dual ...
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Deleted windows partition, now I can't get into Ubuntu

Back story: I installed ubuntu with wubi. I had windows on one NTFS partition, then I made a new NTFS partition in which I put wubi in and where My ubuntu OS was born. Eventually I moved /home into ...
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Partition Configuration to avoid reinstalling applications after update

The major bane when I update Ubuntu (which is way more frequent than Windows) is that I lose all installed application. To be precise I do a lot of Maple, Matlab, Geogebra & for all of those I ...
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How can I copy a file from one partition to another?

I started with Linux a year ago. Few weeks ago it was my idea to install the EFISTUB bootloader. I used an Live CD to freshly install 12.10, and studied the articles of http://www.rodsbooks.com/ ...
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Trying to recover deleted Ubuntu partition

I made a mistake in logging into my 200 GB Ubuntu partition. I could not access Grub after that. Using a live CD I then ran Boot_Repair and apparently deleted the partition, I guess because I ran it ...
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Any benefit of /home Ubuntu partition

I want to have dual OS of Win8 & Ubuntu 12.10. Provided that Ubuntu can access ntfs partition of Windows but same can't be said about Windows this leads to a question mark on the significance of ...
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Is it possible to extend a ubuntu 12.04 disk in vmware?

I am trying to extend the disk on a Ubuntu server running as a vmware esxi guest. I have extended the disk in the settings of the guest in esx. How do I go about extending the disk to allow more free ...
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Cloning a dual boot system from HDD to SSD

I'm planning on replacing my laptop's HDD with a 256GB SSD, but I have a dual-boot (12.04 and Windows 7) setup and I'd like to be able to directly migrate Ubuntu over without having to reinstall and ...
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Ubuntu kernel can't read its own root partition, but LiveCDs can?

My / partition is unreadable from the hard drive install, but I just ran fsck on it and know it's clean. I can open it in Nautilus from the LiveCD but chrooting to it doesn't work! It [the chrooted ...
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How do I Recover the Pictures and Videos?

I had FOUR NTFS partitions on my drive. One on which Windows 7 was installed (C Drive) and the other contained my data (D Drive) (E Drive) (F drive) . During Ubuntu installation I chose to install ...
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Can I Recover The Files in the Directory /usr from a btrfs Snapshot?

Some time ago, I moved the folder /usr to its own partition. Before this it had lived in the / partition which has a btrfs filesystem. Accidentally, I formatted my /usr partition from my Windows XP ...
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Rough guide on how to partition when installing ubuntu 12.10

I was wondering if someone could give a rough guide on how to partition my desktop. I have a 512 GB SSD and 2 TB SATA HDD. The computer runs on 32 GB RAM and an i7 processor. The computer is for ...
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I wanna partition more space for Ubuntu! (dual booting w/ Windows 7)

So, I bought this computer recently, and immediately dual-booted Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with it. The other day, unfortunately, I ran out of the mere 20 or so gigs alloted to me (out of about 700). I'd like ...
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“Misaligned partition” - Should I do repartition (how?)

Tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 from USB-stick alongside the existing Win7 OS 64bit, and now I'm not sure if install was completely successful: Disk Utility tool claims that the Extended partition ...
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Can't mount windows partition? [duplicate]

When I try to open the Windows Partition from Ubuntu I receive the error: Unable to mount 55 GB Filesystem Error mounting: mount exited without exit code 13: ntfs_mst_post_read_fixup_warn: magic: ...
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Help understanding the migrate wubi documentation?

I'm looking at the MigrateWubi page but I'm not sure if I need to change the partition directories to the ones I created, and if so, I'm not too sure which ones I need to change. Here are the ...
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Recovery from hell - undeleting partition overwritten by Xubuntu 12.10 installer?

This is turning into a nightmare - following my initial recovery of my two partitions, I went to install Xubuntu 12.10 (again). At this time I had two partitions - one of ~39 GB had Zorin OS 6 ...
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How to clone two hard drives into one

Lately when running SMART tests of my hard drives above shows many errors I read a good number of sectors so I decided to buy a new one. The problem is I do not want to have to reinstall my operating ...
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Accidentally partitioned over entire hard drive - cannot boot [closed]

Background: i began with a single partition ~72MB, with Zorin OS 6 installed. Yesterday I was following these instructions to move my /home folder to a separate partition. After partitioning (Original ...
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How to recover a deleted /usr partition?

Accidently I formated my /usr partition of my Kubuntu in my Windows XP systems. Is there any way to revover the /usr partition?
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After installing, Ubuntu does not start unless LiveUSB is inserted and defaults to 7

I have a laptop with Windows 7. I installed ubuntu through USB. After restarting,, however, nothing happens. 7 automatically loads without showing the OS selection screen. But when I insert the live ...
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Boot-Repair after messing up NTFS partition

I posted this question explaining what happened after I tried to create a new swap partition on a Win/Ubuntu dual-boot machine. I have since created a live-boot USB and installed Boot-Repair. I had it ...
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How can i use the unused space in my HDD and restore it back to original form ?? does Gparted tool help?

I installed a couple of Ubuntu versions previously only to be deleted or unused leaving the allocated space they used haunted.Using a tool like GParted how can I merge all those pieces into my ...
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Open Ubuntu 'Disks' in sudo mode?

I have the annoying problem with 12.10 that it lists the extended partition containing my SWAP in nautilus (labeled "Ubuntu 12.10 i386"), so I want to open up disks to check off the 'Show in User ...
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LVM Partition Size Discrepancy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ext4 partition size / free space discrepancies I am simply confused by some output I'm seeing. When I run "df -h" the lines that are confusing me are as follows: ...
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How can I create one logical volume over two disks using LVM?

Hi. I've got a working Ubuntu 12.04 server, which is going to serve as media server. I've added two disks of size 3TB to put my data on, and I wish to combine these as one 6TB logical volume which I ...
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Recover Lost data/partition

This is what happened: I was running 12.04.1 and wanted to install 12.10. upgrade, but a fresh install. When setting up my computer I anticipated for this by dividing my 640GB HD in following ...