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

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extending win partition in win7 or shrinking ubuntu while in ubuntu?

I have dual boot win7 and ubuntu 12.04 Is shrinking linux partition with gparted somewhat less risky than extending windows partition in windows? http://postimg.org/image/5qdgafggt/ I would like to ...
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Install Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop right now and I also want Windows 7. I want to dual boot. I am unable to partition the disk because it's not possible to shrink the hard-drive. I saw a couple of ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu from one drive and install in another drive?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 13.04. On the installation process I've select "Install Ubuntu Alongside Windows 7" or the option similar of that. So I didn't know in which drive Ubuntu is installed ...
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Key combination for Acer erecovery doesn't work after installing ubuntu

Initially, I had 3 partitions: 15G recovery 100M boot 950G Windows 7 I downsized the windows partition and installed Ubuntu 12 into the free space. Grub 2 found the recovery partition and added it ...
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I need to “swapon” after each boot

I just clean-installed Ubuntu (12.04.4 lts) for my first time about a week ago and have been having problems with swap from the get-go. Initially, I was receiving the error message "The disk drive for ...
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How to remove Ubuntu 12.04 lts [duplicate]

This is a PC with no prior OS, I slapped Ubuntu on temporarily. I do prefer Ubuntu but it's (unfortunately) just not well optimised for games ;_; Anyway I'm pretty computer illiterate when it comes to ...
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Cannot boot into ubuntu after repartitioning

Having successfully dual-booted my system, I decided to attempt to triple-boot Kali-Linux (legacy), Windows 8 (UEFI), and Ubuntu 13.10 (UEFI). I freed up some disk space (5 gb if I remember correctly) ...
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Best way to achieve data redundancy and different sized hard disks

I have a 2TB and a 1.5 TB hard drive. My ultimate goal is that I have a partition of 1.5 TB which is mirrored to both disks, so that I won't lose data if one hard disk crashes. Of course I'd like to ...
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Image of Hard Drive for replication to laboratory computers

We have a laboratory of 100 systems where the same set of software is to be installed. Some of the systems may have different capacities of HDDs (i.e. 320 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB). I have the following ...
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The volume boot has only 40mb disk space remaining

When I install the software updates with "Update Manager", there is a pop up alert which tells me "The volume "boot" has only 0 byte disk space remaining run sudo fdisk -l in a terminal, and output: ...
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How to create EFI partition and install grub2 on second disk

I have two disks, one Win 8 and one Ubuntu. When manually partitioning the 2nd disk during the Ubuntu install, I installed the bootloader to the MBR instead of creating an EFI boot partition. So now ...
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I think about adding a second hard drive to my laptop

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop and I want to replace the DVD drive with a 16GB SSD drive. Now I have just 2 partitions on my hard drive ( / and /home), after adding the SSD drive I want to use it ...
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Accidentally formatted partition, want to recover files

I had elementary OS luna installed in my hdd, a few days before, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in another partition (ext4) . I accidentally formatted the partition containing ubuntu (to ext4) , I realised ...
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What is the correct way to create partitions for both Windows and Linux on an Western Digital’s Advanced Format 1 TB Hard Drive?

What is the correct way to create partitions for both Windows and Linux on an Western Digital’s Advanced Format 1 TB Hard Drive? I want partitions to be like this: => Primary: 325 GB Windows 7 x64 ...
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Why does “scanning disks” always take 3 -4 hours?

Is there something wrong with my hard drive? I have tons of small files on my C drive in Windows. I shrunk that partition to make enough room for a new partition. It's taken me days just to get ...
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System backup with dd to external hdd

I want to backup my whole system. I am wondering if the dd command is a good choice for that. dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb For example: /dev/sda is my system partition (partition is on a ssd if that ...
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Partition the disk Without rebooting

How to extend the partition table Without rebooting? The change should be informed to kernel without rebooting.
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Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't allow me to install “alongside” Windows, just “replace”

I have a disk with 3 partitions: 100MB for Windows 7 97.56GB for Windows 7 125.91 which I want to install Ubuntu on How can I install Ubuntu on the 125.91 GB partition "alongside" Windows 7 ...
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Double boot-up alongside Windows 8 and my hard-drives are not showing in windows [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu along with Windows 8. For that, I had to convert all of my hard drives from dynamic to basic. However, I did not face any problem in installing Ubuntu and it got successfully ...
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Not enough space to build proposed filesystem while setting up superblock

Just bought a new external drive. Plugged it in, erased current partition using fdisk and created a new extended partition using fdisk. Used all the defaults for start and end blocks: I then try to ...
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Add space on existing ext4 ubuntu partition

I have ubuntu 13.10 installation on a 30Gb ext4 partition dual booting with windows 7 taking the rest of the disk space of 320Gb HD. My ubuntu partition is full and I get 'no space left' error on ...
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Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda on two-drive laptop with Win7

I am using an HP dv7 computer with a 1TB drive with Win7 and a new 120GB SSD that I intend to run Kubuntu on for my physics stuff. I am having trouble installing GRUB though. I first created two ...
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I can't tell which dev/sda/ file is my external hard drive to install xubuntu on

I want to install Xubuntu onto my external hard drive, but I cannot tell what partition to use. Here is what it shows dev/sda dev/sda1 ntfs dev/sda2 ntfs dev/sda3 ntfs dev/sda4 fat32 sda1-3 ...
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Installing a 3TB storage hdd with dual boot Windows 7x64 and Ubuntu 12.04ltsX64

I am in the middle of a build and ran into a problem with the GPT format of a 3TB hdd. The build is: ASUS a55bm-e motherboard. AMD A10 processor black 7850 (I think). Seagate 1TB with Ubuntu and ...
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Cannot Install Ubuntu!! No Install Ubuntu Alongside Option!

I wanna install ubuntu 13.10 alongside y Windows 7 and windows 8.1 When i boot up from the live cd, it dosent give me an option to install ubuntu alongside windows.. I tried clicking on something else ...
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Video and Audio files change file type when transfering from Ubuntu to Windows 7 partition

I am trying to transfer audio and video files across from Ubuntu 13:10 to windows 7 partition on virtual box. Weather i put my files in the shared hard drive or on a USB when windows accesses it it ...
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Is my Cryptswap working?

I was receiving a message saying that cryptswap cannot be mounted. After several reboots, I do not have this message displayed anymore. Is it normal (see below) for 0 to be used? $ swapon -s Filename ...
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Ububntu 13.10 x64 SWAP

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 64 bit. Established a system by default, compliance, sisema allocated to SWAP 35Gb file. How to reduce size SWAP file?
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How to change free space to unallocated?

I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.10 therefore I have shrunk one of my logical partitions (D:), but the new partition instead of unallocated is free space. Now if I choose the option to install ubuntu ...
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Change or Assign a Drive Letter to an external hard drive (or any drive)

I have an external hard drive that I formatted with Ubuntu (using the Gnome Disk Utility aka Disks) as an NTFS file system. Most of my computers in the house run Linux but I have a house mate using ...
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USB devices in VirtualBox Windows 7 partition

Im running Ubuntu 13.10 with Virtual Box running Windows 7. Have a shared hard drive set up between the two. I have set up the virtual box the best I could, and have been searching endlessly on ...
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Partitioning a 256GB SSD [closed]

I'm planning to buy a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. It comes with 256 GB of SSD. My intention is to install Ubuntu GNOME and I'm not sure of how my partitions should be arranged. I've always used ...
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Resize Partitions on A Remote Server

I have two partitions, one is about 1.8TB (home) and the other is 20GB (root). I want this to be the other way round, 1.8TB (root) and 20GB (home). I've been reading for some time, but am struggling ...
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Can I create another partition on a single partition system? [duplicate]

I have a system running Ubuntu 13.10 in a single partition. I need to create another ext4 partition, is it possible without reinstalling Ubuntu? Please show me the procedure, if it is possible.
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Ubuntu 13.10 - No Ext2/Ext3 Available

I need to make a DCP (digital cinema package) for a short film of mine. Digital projectors read ext2 or ext3 formatted drives best, so using a Mac I put Ubuntu on a CD and have been booting up the ...
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How to recover data & partition lost during installation of Ubuntu12.04LTS. please help .I have lost my work place data.URGENT

I had Windows 7 installed on a 500GB hard drive. I wanted to install Ubuntu on a16GB pendrive and use it as a hard drive. I made an Ubuntu bootable pendrive on a 4GB pendrive. Then I booted my ...
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Hwo to change Harddrive Partition name [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (dual os windows 7) Now I have total 2 hard drives. 1st is a system hard drive and having two partitions another is 1tb my work hard drive with no partition. My system ...
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Will erasing a parallel OS (using OS-uninstaller) free up the whole drive or do I need to adjust partitions? [Solved]

I'm planning on removing windows 7 from my lenovo t500 and sticking with Ubuntu 12.04. I'll use OS-Uninstaller to do the job. I'm wondering if it will automatically delete the partitions and give all ...
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How do I change partition sizes on a Lubuntu/Vista hybrid? [duplicate]

I have a laptop with Vista installed, and I added Lubuntu as a side-by-side installation so I could trial it's performance after testing various other linux distributions, and I'm finding that Lubuntu ...
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Partition Deleted Switching from Win8 to Ubuntu

I have freshly switched from Win8 to Ubuntu 13.10 right now. But to my surprise the whole hard disk is a single partition and I can not see my old data. I used the Option ' remove w8 blah blah ...
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Live USB on a 2-partition usb-drive

I was wondering if I could have 2 partitions on a USB-drive that would allow me to boot on my key as a regular USB-installation-disk (partition1), and another partition for regular storage under ...
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Install windows 7 onto another hdd

This is my current hdd set up sd0 -- ext4 storage drive sd1 -- ext4 storage drive sd2 -- ext4 boot drive sd3 -- NTSF Drive that I want to boot windows 7 whenever I put in my cd and decide to ...
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I cannot seem to install ubuntu

My Ubuntu installer cannot create an ext4 partition The thing that shows up is always this: I have nothing installed in my computer. (I just deleted and created a new ext4 partition using gparted. ...
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my laptop is a hp4540s, what is the version support for my laptop?i need to install both, windows8 and ubuntu [duplicate]

When I try to install ubuntu 13.04 I can't see my partition(s), I would choose to select, to install ubuntu on. Why is this and what can I do ?
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change home mount point, where does original folder go?

On a completely fresh install of Ubuntu, I created only one root partition "/" on "DriveFOO" which holds all my system files, including my "/home" folder. Now, I wish to instead have my "/home" mount ...
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How to open NTFS partition on Ubuntu without Windows' hidden files?

My computer is dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8, but when I open NTFS partition in Ubuntu, crap files like: System Volume Information $RECYCLE.BIN appear. How can I get rid of these files?
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How do you recover item from lost+found?

My /home partition usually contain two folders, one is named after my username and the second is lost+found. Somehow my folder named my username which contain all my files disappear, but I can find ...
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EXT4 Partition Lost?

Booted up from live media (ubuntu 12.04) with HDD (3TB, GUID, single EXT4 partition used for storing data and nothing else)connected via SATA. For some reason the file system was only allowing "read ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 13.10 on Legacy BIOS machine

Sorry for my bad grammar, but i need help to install new ubuntu on my PC.I've a Lenovo Z570 Laptop with following specs: Intel i5 2430M 4 GB RAM Nvidia 520M (optimus) - switchable with Intel HD 3000 ...
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Problems with booting ubuntu after formatting boot partition

I am a new ubuntu user and after accidentally formatting the boot partition I can't get it back to work. Here is some more info: I was trying to format an sd card from the terminal and I accidentally ...