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

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Disk '______' doesn't contain a valid partition table

Having recently run through EnableHibernateWithEncryptedSwap, I now get 3 separate 'Disk doesn't contain a valid partition table' when I run sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/mapper/ubuntu--t10194-root ...
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Merge all split partition into root

Hi all, Currently I have partitions like the following:(Left to Right) '/' = 120gb /home = 100gb /media/data = 200gb Am using only the disk space available in /home. Currently am unable to use ...
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NTFS filesystem not being read on my Windows Dualboot

I formatted my entire disk except my Windows partition and made two partitions. One for Ubuntu and one for personal stuff. My Ubuntu partition is in ext4 so Windows doesn't recognize it. But my ...
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Partitioning the Rigid Disc to install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 7

I want to install Ubuntu alongside with Windows, partitioning the system. I readed some tutorials online and it was said that I can have only 4 primary partitions. My windows 7 system shows me 3 ...
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Installing ubuntu on second hard with windows on the other, but how?

I have 2 hard drives and it appears that windows is installed on sdb1, however i wish to install ubuntu (lubuntu with unity) on sda, sda1 or sda2 im not sure of. i unplugged sdb and windows loader ...
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Unable to mount Drive1 - Not Authorized

I'm using Ubuntu server 12.04 on my HP Proliant microserver. I am using webmin/vnc/ssh to administer it. I'm trying to mount a drive which I had previously used on the same kit but with ...
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Can't start GParted on a Live CD

I can't run GParted on the Live CD because something called root must run it and I don't have the necessary privileges.
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Resize a 2TB partition on a 3TB disk created with fdisk

I recently added a new 3TB hard drive to a headless media server (HP proliant microserver) running Ubuntu server 12.04. I followed this tutorial, which uses fdisk to create a single partition of the ...
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Partition doesn't listed in /dev/

I got this message in GParted when seeing information about a partition that is marked with the yellow warning icon in the partition list: e2label: No such file or directory while trying to open ...
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Installing 12.04 to dual boot: partitions not labeled [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu with Windows, which is left and right when allocating space? I am installing 12.04 from a CD on a computer with an existing Windows XP installation, ...
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My /home is unlocated after Boot repair

OK here the thing... I wanted a Windows7 install beside my existing Ubuntu 12.04LTS. So I Googled some and used many wikis to figure it out. I made some free space for my windows installation on my ...
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How to add partition for UBUNTU 12.04 in my MacBook Pro 7.1 that already have Windows XP and OS X 10.6.8 (bootcamp)?

I have Windows XP and OSX 10.6.8 in my mac via bootcamp. Now that I want to install Ubuntu, I want to add 2 extra partitions (for LINUX and LINUX swap). Previously only Macintosh HD and BOOTCAMP for ...
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How to not wipe the whole disk, only the partition i want ubuntu on?

I have in my old laptop, one harddisk which is split in two equal sized partitions. Partition C got the windows xp boot and some odd files that i don't care much for since i always do a backup ...
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Lubuntu alternate and ubuntu minimal install hangs

i'm trying to install lubuntu/ubuntu minimal on an old machine from usb but the install hangs right after choosing how to partition. I have tried both lubuntu an ubuntu minimal install. Any ...
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how to make disk partition in ubuntu after installing ubuntu?

I installed ubuntu in my pc.now my pc have only one partition.i like to know how to make disk partition in ubuntu after installing ubuntu ?
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Why does gparted start ntfsresize without asking?

I just started gparted while one of my external hard drives is connected to my computer. Scanning for partitions as usual gparted starts hanging at /dev/sdg and I can hear that there is a lot of disk ...
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FDISK Logical Partition

I have tried to create a logical partition via Fdisk for a flash drive. The problem is that I choose the option -n to create a partition, of course , and fdisk gives me only two options "extended and ...
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My /boot partition hit 100% and now I can't upgrade. Can't remove old kernels to make room

My first issue was when i tried to apt-get update/upgrade. On upgrade I get the following error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet ...
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“system reserved” windows partition showed on ubuntu 12.04. Not installed using wubi

windows "system reserved" can be mounted on ubuntu "system reserved" windows partition showed on nauilus ubuntu 12.04. No any other problems. I've sda1 system reserved sda2 windows ...
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How to recover a deleted NTFS partition with data

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bits I accidentally deleted a NTFS 255 GB partition using Gparted, and yes it contains LOTS of important data. Upon realizing the deletion I haven't yet created any ...
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HDD partition help

I have 4 OS's on my dual boot system: backtrack 5, Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Lubuntu. My win7 OS is kinda broken (I hate windows now :P), and I am now using my Ubuntu installation. I only have ...
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Create partition for Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 7 after I've installed Ubuntu? I have a full ubuntu installation on my hard drive. But im in need of windows 7 too now. I found this guide ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7?

I'm trying to set up a dual boot Lenovo Ideapad that came with Windows 7. Lenovo uses up 4 partitions out of the box. They are: (unnamed) 14GB LENOVO D: 30GB SYSTEM_DRV 200MB Window7_OS C: 400GB ...
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Can I use testdisk to recover the Windows partition over which Ubuntu was installed?

I got a new Windows 7 laptop, tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 for dual boot and messed up my hard drive partitions. So opted for a clean install of Ubuntu by formatting the entire disk. (Which makes my ...
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Help! Unmounted my boot partition

I'm a newbie to GParted and Ubuntu in general. Basically, my main partition (boot) was mounted and I couldn't edit it in any way so I got very frustrated and, without really thinking, tried to ...
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Windows dual boot with Ubuntu as native OS

I want to put Windows 7 on my machine but I'm already using Ubuntu 12.04- most tutorials and advice I can find only describe how to dual boot using Windows as the native OS, which I do not want to.. ...
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Error: no such partition after installing Ubuntu 12.04

Yesterday I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 as I have already installed Windows 7 and want to go for dual boot. The problem is it doesn't shows me the boot menu. This is what I get: Error: no such ...
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Why does cfdisk give me an “Unsupported GPT” error?

Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name 1 2048 409599 199.0 MiB 0700 Microsoft basic data 2 409600 608667647 290.0 GiB 0700 ...
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Why isn't writing the ISO image to my USB flash drive working?

I have a 8GB flash drive, and another 1GB flash drive that contains an ISO file of Xubuntu 12.04. I am trying to write this ISO image on to my 8GB drive, so that I can boot into it and install Xubuntu ...
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“Partition Misaligned by 1024 bytes” on encrypted lvm

Disk Utility is giving me the error "The partition is misaligned by 1024 bytes. This may result in very poor performance. Repartitioning is suggested" on a partition which holds an encrypted LVM. I ...
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“This computer currently has no detected operating systems” when installing [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu (AMD64) and am attempting to install it on my laptop which already has Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I currently have two partitions on my HDD and I was planning on repartitioning ...
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What are “/run/lock” and “/run/shm” used for?

I just want to know where and how /run/lock and /run/shm can help our PC . $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 56G 13G 41G 24% / udev ...
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No space left on device while I still have 640GB of free space

I was copying some huge files from a remote disk to my computer and got a message No space left on device I installed my Ubuntu 12.04 in my 640GB HDD and thought that Ubuntu was utilizing all of ...
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Can't mount drive in 12.04

I am currently getting the message: Unable to mount "DATA" Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 3).Failed to mount '/dev/sdb6': Input/output error ...
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Trying to move/merge ext4 partitions with win7 partition intact

So I am using a bootable usb with 12.04 on it to run gparted. What I would like to do is keep the win7 partition and merge/redo the other partitions for ubuntu use. I am not quite sure what the best ...
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Ubuntu Partition Permissions

I have just one partition with all my data on it. I want to change it's permission to allow any user to change, create and delete files and to be able to do that through LiveCD. Also even after ...
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I lost the boot partition, what should I do? [closed]

Recently, I dualbooted windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, then I decided to be able to open the Windows 7 files from within Ubuntu. But I mounted the wrong partition and accidentally deleted it when I ...
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Can I share my home directory between Ubuntu and another Linux OS?

I am currently in the process of reinstalling my laptop. I've been using Ubuntu so far, and now would like to install openSUSE additionally. I will use both OS's with mostly the same application (i. ...
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How to Increase Swap Memory? [duplicate]

2 Months ago, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my PC. I never knew what was swap memory and I gave 1.5 GB for Swap Partition but I read in an Article for a PC with 2GB ram and 100GB+ Hard disk, We should ...
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Almost formatted my main disk with GParted. Is it safe to reboot?

While trying to format my USB key, I accidentally selected /dev/sda and proceeded to format the disk. Luckily, the formatting was interrupted when GParted noticed the drive was currently mounted. ...
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How Do I Install Another Distro Over Ubuntu? [closed]

I am pretty new at this, and I understand this is a pretty novice question but I am wanting to erase Ubuntu on my laptop (not enough RAM or hard-drive) and install a smaller distro over Ubuntu. I ...
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Which partition is the Ubuntu?

I am encrypting my entire Ubuntu partition with TrueCrypt, but I am not sure which one is the Ubuntu partition? I have dual boot Ubuntu with the other being Windows Vista which has basically no ...
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Gparted moved Linux partition — no longer boots

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OSX installed and Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to resize my Ubuntu partition, so I booted to a 10.04 liveCD and used GParted to "move/resize" my Ubuntu partition. ...
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Appropriate size for / root partition

I'm about to re-install my system. I like to keep a separate /home and / root partitions. I've been using (K)Ubuntu for around a year now and my / partition (almost 36Gb) never climbed over ~13Gb of ...
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Ubuntu disk partioning issue: not enough space

I have a laptop with a 640 HDD and a 20GB SSD. I have installed the OS in the SSD and want to use the HDD to store large files like software, pictures, videos, etc. I installed VirtualBox, but after ...
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Change size of root partition after installing Ubuntu in Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Increase size of root partition after installing Ubuntu in Windows I recently installed Ubuntu via the windows installer with 10 GB and wish to increase the size to 20 ...
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lost ubuntu partition

My Ubuntu crashed yesterday and after rebooting the grub rescue showed up. I've never used grub before but when I tried ls look like there are only Windows partitions there. grub> ls (memdisk) ...
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How to partition the main drive to install Window 7 along side Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Windows 7 alongside a pre-existing Ubuntu installation? Resizing my linux partition I want to partiton my hard drive so I can dualboot Windows 7. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows? I am completely new to Ubuntu. I use mostly Macs. I want to install Ubuntu on a Windows machine. I have Windows on a ...
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How to find out which partition is Ubuntu installed on?

# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 ...