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

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Installation on virtual LVM disks without partitions

I am installing an Ubuntu server in a KVM/libvirt vm with the text/console installer. I intend to hand over two LVM volumes as root and swap to the VM as virtual disks. They are detected correctly ...
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Problem with Ubuntu install onto secondary HDD, no GRUB [duplicate]

I have two drives in my Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. One Samsung SSD and one Hitachi HDD via HDD frame. I tried to install Ubuntu onto my HDD. I made a partition for Ubuntu. In the beginning of the ...
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Will I be able to use my NTFS data partition in Ubuntu?

My machine is currently running Windows 7. I have 2 partitions: OS (C:) and DATA (D:). I intend to do a native Ubuntu 14.04 install. Assuming I format my Windows OS partition, will I have full access ...
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Reinstallation troubles [duplicate]

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 and mainly use windows 7. I don't know what partitioning is and I don't know how ubuntu was originally installed on my computer. All I know is that the 14.04 is very ...
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I have an encrypted partition for the which I need to recover the passphrase to recover data

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 along side Ubuntu Studio 14.04. My Ubuntu works well but I have all my data on the Ubuntu Studio partition - that I can no longer access. How can I recover the ...
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Ubuntu installer no partition type option

Today I decided to install ubuntu (12.04 lts because I had the dvd already) alongside my windows 8.1 In every tutorial I've seen so far, when the part of creating a new partition comes, I should ...
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windows install can't find hard drive after uninstalling ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have a dell xps gen 5, which I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and put VirtualBox on to have windows available. It worked fine, till a "recommended update". VirtualBox no longer worked and Ubuntu kept ...
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swap partion problem

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from a DVD using 'Install alongside Windows 7. The whole installation went smoothly with no problem. When I restarted I got a message while showing Ubuntu logo: /dev/mapper/...
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How to extend/increase ubuntu disk space on a dual boot win7/ubuntu 12.4 [duplicate]

I have installed Windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 as dual boot on my 320 GB laptop. I have three partitions. 200 GB - Window's 7 is installed in it. 100 GB - NTFS partition (un used). 20 GB - Ubuntu 12....
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Unusable space when creating Ubuntu partitions

I 'm installing Ubuntu with a USB stick in a Windows machine. When creating partitions I can only create / partition and /swap partition. I'm unable create the /home partition from rest free space as ...
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How to create partition after ubuntu installed

I bought my laptop online with Ubuntu OS pre-installed and with default partitions. Problem: How to change the partition size or create a new one ? Here is an image showing my current partitions
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How to uninstall ubuntu grub after formatting ubuntu partition in windows 8?

So I tried uninstalling ubuntu from my dual-boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (GRUB booted everything) I formatted the partition for Ubuntu from Windows I tried booting into windows afterwards and couldn'...
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trying to save work off low disk space

I'm a complete noob with ubuntu and I've been trying to learn since I recently transitioned from windows. I made a stupid mistake by trying to install the upgrade when I had low disk space. I now ...
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How to correctly restore factory condition on ACER laptop? [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (dual-boot). Ubuntu is great but Windows is showing some problems: I'd like to just restore Windows as it was the first day without touching my ubuntu ...
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How to give Ubuntu 14.04 more disk space [duplicate]

My original OS was / is W7 and whenever I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS it gave me 17GB of space but now I want to expand it for certain applications. I kinda am new to the whole disk and partitioning ...
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Where to install the bootloader? Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

So I have decided to attempt to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 Lenovo E545. I was following this guide http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/dual-boot-windows-8-ubuntu.html. I was looking at my ...
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How can I shrink a volume

In my desktop all hard disk is taken as Ubuntu partition. I, want to shrink this by at least 50 GB to make another partition, to keep my personal data. This is an image of my partitions How can I ...
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Missing partitions MacBook (2006)

My friend came over recently, with a corrupted MacBook (2006). He doesn't have the Snow Leopard DVD. I've live booted Ubuntu 8.04 (None newer than that worked) and seems to be working OK. The only ...
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mountall: fsck /boot [333] terminated with status 1

I am running a Ubuntu Precise 12.04.4 LTS vm on an ESXi. Suddenly, the boot up process started crashing with the following message: /dev/mapper/luxsrv--vg-boot: 251/249856 files (6.4% non-contiguous),...
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Getting back to Windows XP [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an Asus eee pc 1001px Netbook over Windows XP, but now I really need to get back to a native bootable Windows XP. I have the Windows installation CD but the machine won't ...
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After reboot swap turns off issue

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I have a problem with my swap partition. I resized swap with GParted. When partitioning, I had to turn swap partition off. After resizing it, I put it back to active (ON) ...
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Two “ubuntu-vg” partitions unable to mount due to naming clash

I had Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my laptop. Rather than upgrading, I decided to install 14.04 fresh on a new SSD. So, I have two drives. One with 13.04 and my old data, and one with 14.04. Both ...
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Is this partition table OK?

I made my own partition table. The system is running fine but I doubt that I made it correctly. Some people say that the swap must go at the end, so I don't know if this partition is correct: /dev/...
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Ubuntu installer overwriting Windows 8 bootloader on disk to which it wasn't installed

This all started when I went to install Ubuntu on a partition on my external HDD. In the Ubuntu LiveUSB's installer, the configuration was to create an ext4 partition in empty space on the external ...
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Mounting the windows drives and external usb drives

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. I installed ubuntu on a windows laptop as the second OS. As I am new user, I created two mounting points in /mnt/.. and /media.. I tried to remove one, but I couldn't, it's ...
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Installation Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop's hard drive which was completely empty without partitions. When installing I could not define partitions or by selecting Options that ...
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Can't set assigned Ubuntu hard drive in boot sequence

I want to become a first time Ubuntu user. I have a desktop with Windows XP running on it. Now I want to set up a multi boot. I have two hard disk drives. One 60 GB with Windows XP (we call it A). ...
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Help booting from disk

I already have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my computer, but I would like to get Windows back onto it. The only problem is that I can't boot from any CD/USB/SD, all I get is the GRUB boot menu, ...
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Ubuntu install deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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Why does System Monitor show two hard drives instead of one? [duplicate]

I had to reinstall Ubuntu twice; is it possible there is still some left behind data? I only have one hard drive, but System Monitor shows as if I have 2? What's with the second one?
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Extending Harddisk space [duplicate]

Ok,so i had installed ubuntu on my hp laptop by completely removing windows 8.1.now the problem is that i have 500gb of disk space originally and ubuntu has used up arond 80 gb of it.I cannot access ...
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Will ubuntu alter my other partitions on my PC [closed]

I have a compaq presario cq61-324CA. It is 4 years old and very slow on windows 7. I want to install ubuntu on it. I tried it out on the live cd and it is great! So I click install. Question If I ...
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Low disk space for installation of apps

Hey guys I just installed ubuntu a few days ago and used the first option of dual booting with windows7 after installing some apps and stuff I got and error saying that there is low disk space...I ...
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GRUB-Problem – Ubuntu on SSD, Windows on HDD

I googled alot but didn't find a solution for my certain problem. I installed windows and ubuntu on my SSD and used my HDD as a NTFS to be able to save data to it from both Windows and Linux. Now I ...
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Can not boot from SSD on Samsung NP530U4C [duplicate]

I wanted to install Ubuntu for my Samsung NP530U4C on SSD. There are 2 drives available in this machine one is 750 GB HDD and 24 GB iSSD. But SSD one is not available in boot loader. After I tried to ...
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Mount single logical partition from image of entire disk (device)

The method below works to mount a primary partition from the disk image, but fails trying to mount a logical partition under an extended partition. Is there a way around this? I have 3 logical ...
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How can I resize an active LVM partition?

I am quite new to LVM and I'm uncertain about what is happening here. I was not the one to initially setup this machine. There is a harddrive of 1tb in size and an LVM partition of only 50gb in size. ...
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Is there a way to use an NTFS drive that contains my games and is also external to my installation of steam installed viawinetricks?

I am new to using this site, but not really that new to ubuntu. I decided to do my best to get the things I love to work on linux. I do understand that there are some pretty good games on steam that ...
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installing windows 7 after ubuntu

First I would like to note I don't have a lot of experience with Linux systems nor a lot about dual booting. I have Ubuntu studio 14 installed and I tried to install Windows afterwards. I have ...
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No partitions show up when trying to install Ubuntu 14.04

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and have been using Windows all my life. I want to install Ubuntu and run as my default operating system. I don't need dual boot. My computer has a 32gb SSD and 500gb HDD. When ...
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how to partiion with g parted

hello I have five 2tb hard drives and I would like to make the computer with Ubuntu read all 10 like right now it just shows the one 2tb that has Ubuntu installed on it all the others are their their ...
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How To Install Ubuntu 14.04 on HP Dynamic Smart Array b120i logical drive

I've got some problems when trying to install ubuntu on hp proliant dl 160 gen8. I've got 3 logical drives in dynamic smart array controller, and on installation screen I see only physical drives. How ...
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Ubuntu Server Setup help: sda sdb have changed? How to know I'm making shared folders on the right drive?

Please help, I will be forever grateful! I've built a system to use as a file server, with one 120GB SSD and one 4TB HDD. I've installed Ubuntu Server and I want to have the OS on the SSD and the ...
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Adding space to the existing volume group

I need to extend my LV in /home partition to another 10GB, but there is no enough space in my VG. /dev/mapper/VG1-lv_home 23G 20G 2.3G 90% /home The Volume Group and Physical Volume details ...
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GParted Allocate space on the right side

I have two partitions win7/Ubuntu. I've freed some space on the win partition and I want to have ubuntu allocate that space. The problem is that the empty space is to the right of my ubuntu partition ...
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How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2?

How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2? I had windows 7 installed on my primary(and active) partition and windows 8 installed on partition 2 which is logical and not active. Now I installed Ubuntu ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 - Ubuntu 14 : GPT destruction with GDISK, computer no more starts

I just bought a new ASUS computer with WINDOWS 8 pre-installed (so UEFI and secure boot activated) and it is no more working since I did a mistake with GDISK: I wanted to install UBUNTU alongside ...
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Problem with partitioning

I have a problem trying to partition my hard drive. I recently installed Ubuntu, to find out if I have a problem with the internet connection on my PC, since the Windows I was using couldn't connect ...
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Installing Windows 7 parallel to Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Vostro 1014. Previously there was Windows 7 installed which I have replaced with Ubuntu completely. Now, I want to install Windows 7 on it without removing ...
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Ubuntu installer not picking up Windows partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04. In the installer the "Install alongside" option is not there so I clicked "something else". I have been all over Google and Youtube. When other people click "...