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 install wubi ubuntu 12.04 in a partition (D:) other than Windows Partition (C:)?

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Wubi. I already have Windows xp in my system. I want to add Ubuntu (Wubi) for dual boot. My system is like this: Windows (C:) 19 Gb (free=2GB) Drive 2 (D:) ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu on two different hard disks?

I'm planning to install both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my desktop computer. I have two hard disks, one sized 250gb and one 160gb. I installed Windows 7 on the larger one first and then tried to ...
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ubuntu partition missing after installing windows vista

I have an old Dell Inspiron 1525, which was only having ubuntu 13.04 installed previously. For reasons not relevant to this post, I had to install Windows Vista that originally came with this laptop. ...
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Pre-installed Windows; Drive Partition [duplicate]

I got a laptop with pre-installed windows 8. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu on it. The problem is that my laptop has only one drive(no partition). How do i install Ubuntu without losing my pre-installed ...
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extracting install iso to a partion

I currently have ubuntu 12.04 installed and I am ready to upgrade. I would like to do a "clean install" for various reasons. When I installed 12.04 I had extracted the iso to a 1GB "installer" partion ...
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How do i install ubuntu on an already created partition

I Have burn't Ubuntu 13.04 to a DVD and have it running on my Apple MacBook. Now I Want to install Ubuntu without harming OSX. I Have Created a partition on OSX which i would like to install Ubuntu ...
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How to Revamp my hard-drive and then do a dual-boot windows xp and ubuntu 12.04 LTS Ubuntu currently installed

I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a second hand PC I bought sometime back and I have to say its better than windows any day. However now I need both windows and Ubuntu on my PC. I've already backed up data ...
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12.04 and 13.04 sharing a /home folder

Would it be a bad idea to have 12.04 and 13.04 share a /home partition? I was about to replace my hdd and was thinking of doing this. Would it be especially unstable in terms any settings files which ...
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Partition deallocated

I need some urgent help here. I had 3 partitions on my computer, one for windows, the other for ubuntu and the last one for files. I was going to re-install windows and from the windows boot cd I ...
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Can't boot windows after installing Ubuntu

Okay, so today I installed Ubuntu. At the start of the installation, the installer didn't recognise Windows so I had to choose 'Something else' and create swap and root partitions. I then installed ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD with Asus Zenbook

I have a new Asus Zenbook UX32V with: 24GB Sandisk SSD 500Gb Hitatchi It came with Windows 8 but I've successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot and everything works great. Now I've spent some ...
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Im New To Ubuntu And Need A Quick Help [duplicate]

I have 1 24gb ssd and a 750gb regular drive, and when I install ubuntu to my SSD then my other drive is separate. I would like to install ubuntu so that my computer recognises both my ssd and regular ...
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Install Ubuntu inside/alongside windows 7 [duplicate]

I'm confused about Ubuntu, last time I installed it, I lost all my Data on hard drive (as I have no experience of Ubuntu). But still I love this operating system as I want some change, the thing I ...
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only one file system is placed in my computer

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I had partitioned 320 GB as follows, 77GB,ext2,mount=/boot 77GB,ext3,mount=/ 77GB,ext4,mount=/home 77GB,ReiserFS,mount=/usr 13 GB swap. In this partitions I can't use any ...
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Clean Installation of Ubuntu

Currently I have Windows 7 but I want to completly remove Windows 7 and install Ubuntu 13.04. I have 5 Windows partitions including C: drive. I just want to know whether I will loose all my ...
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How can I give windows permission to one of my EXT3 partitions in ubuntu?

I have an ext3 partition I would like to share with windows. I have the ext2fsd driver for windows, which works great. I can view all of my ubuntu files from windows. The only problem is that I ...
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Cant' dual install Xubuntu and Windows 7

Had Xubuntu 12.04 installed on my computer. Later on I decided to dual install Windows 7. I opened up GParterd and created a partition for Windows 7 and formatted it at NTSF. Well, when I try to ...
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error: grub rescue> [closed]

Had dual boot with Ubuntu 12.0 and windows XP. Windows partition got corrupted so I tried to reinstall XP by bootable disk. But after formatting of C: when setup copied files for installation then ...
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Merging two partitions [duplicate]

I used dd command to write a 8GB pendrive image to a 16GB pen drive. The uploaded image files as below Please tell me how to utilize the full 16GB capacity of the target drive? It is mentioned ...
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Install Ubuntu on efi machine with windows 8 preinstalled (possibly remove windows 8)

I read Alvarado's tutorial on how to install Ubuntu on an EFI machine with preinstalled windows 8 from Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported). That's a nice ...
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Please help me fix my Ubuntu installation and the bootloader issues

My situation is the following I have no Linux experience. I have a hard disk with two partitions. One used to have Windows 7 on it, the other one was recently formatted in preparation for an Ubuntu ...
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How to partition with a 8GB SSD and a 16GB memory card

I would like to use my available memory as a single area. I have a 8GB SSD and a 16GB SD card. I also have 1GB RAM. I want to repartition and reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have been running into ...
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Ubuntu Partition/Dual-Boot HELP!

I recently got a PC with Windows 8 pre-installed. It has a 1TB HDD and 24GB SSD. So I decided to dual-boot with Ubuntu, using the simple method ("Install Ubuntu beside W8"). However, the only disk ...
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unable to dualboot win XP with Ubuntu 13.04 on Asus Zenbook UX32a

I recently bought an Asus Zenbook UX32A. Now I'm trying to dualboot it with XP and Ubuntu 13.04. Both OS's seem to have installed correctly but I just can't boot into grub to let me choose wich OS I ...
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Removal of Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have been trying what different people have been told to do in my situation, but I'm unable to. I have tried to remove the Ubuntu partition from a Live CD and was unsuccessful. This is how the ...
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Why am I unable to create a SWAP partition?

I created the SWAP partition in GParted after resizing my Ubuntu partition. All the operations went off smoothly. When I right-clicked the SWAP drive, it showed "SWAPON", so I clicked it & it ...
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Installing Ubuntu : space allocation [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu into my laptop. Will the option 'Erase and use the entire disk' delete all my data in my hard disk? I don’t want to loss my data in the D drive.
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Ubuntu updates to be moved to different partion

I have partions in my HDD. it has been divded into 100 GB, 200GB and 200GB. Whenever I am installing updates, they go to the main partion which is only 100GB. is there a way to move it to other ...
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How can I enable two installed versions of Ubuntu to use a common swap space?

I have an Acer Aspire One AO751H, and I've got two Ubuntu versions on it: 10.04.4 LTS Netbook Edition (which I keep around mainly because I really like the user interface) and 12.04.2 LTS. I have ...
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What do I get rid of to install Ubuntu when I have 4 primary partitions? [duplicate]

I am very new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, so any advice is appreciated. I am following the "Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony" tutorial on Lifehacker to do exactly that. This is ...
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I cant make a partition for Ubuntu

I am running windows 8 and I want to dual boot with ubuntu 13.04. According to this post: Installing on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 System (UEFI Supported) I should make the partition for Ubuntu in ...
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HELP! Grub Rescue Mode

I have a laptop which is partitioned with Windows 7 and Fedora 18. I tried to delete F18 in Partition Manager in Windows 7 and then when I restarted my computer it would still go to GRUB launcher and ...
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How do I migrate to a RAID10 array without losing data

I am running Ubuntu 12.04LTS, OS is installed on a small SSD so that should not be an issue when modifying the RAID array(s). I currently have four 2TB WD Caviar Green drives that I would like get ...
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Errors with GPT and installing Ubuntu alongside Windows7

I have a brand new Dell laptop with a 512e hard drive using GPT. Ubuntu 12.04 in Live CD mode does not recognize the presence of Windows 7 or any partition for that matter: it shows a completely blank ...
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Ubuntu Install doesn't see Windows 7

I have researched this and tried the suggested solutions and haven't been able to fix it in my case. I have a Dell Inspriron 15 R SE. It came pre-loaded with Windows 8. I booted into the BIOS and ...
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Reducing amount of primary partitions

Hello I'm trying to create room to install windows on a pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04 laptop. I'm using Gparted and currently my partitions look like this Obviously I'm over 4 primary partitions and ...
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Ubuntu takes complete hard disk for installation without considering pre-existing partitions

I have recently installed Windows 7 on my laptop with 320 GB HD. Then, I made a partition so now I have 2 primary and 3 logical partitions (all NTFS). I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 so I used ube and ...
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Non existing Mount Points fails to automount on boot, How to fix this?

I think I've messed up something with my partition mount points. OK, this is the thing. When I have been fresh installing Ubuntu 12.10 from a Live CD, I made all my partitions with ext4 file system ...
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Ubuntu installing issue

I've tried two ways to install Ubuntu! The one that I used more times, is via bootable usb drive! I've downloaded the iso from the authorized site! I have a 500 GB HDD and I've partitioned it ...
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Force format an external HDD

My Seagate 500 GB external HDD stopped working few days ago for unknown reasons. I don't really care about the data on it anymore. I just want it to work properly again but I cant format it in ...
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error in disk partitioning during ubuntu server 12.04 install

I'm installing ubuntu server on an old 2003 dell computer that has a 2 GHz intel processor, 128 MB RAM and 40 GB HDD. I'm installing from a multiboot usb. Everything goes fine; however when I get to ...
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Still can't access Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from boot after installing twice in two different ways

I have been trying to figure out on how to solve my problem for nearly 20+ hours, and I still can not seem to figure out the solution. If anyone has suggestions please do tell me! Also as a side ...
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External Drive Data is not available on other OS other than Ubuntu

I have 1 TB HDD . It was working well both in Ubuntu and windows , But three days go I can see my data and folders in Ubuntu only . But when I insert this HDD on other system having windows it is ...
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Better Way to Convert Partition From Ext4 to Ext2? (including encrypted home)

So I ran into a situation the other day. I needed to revert my ext4 Ubuntu installation to a ext2.This is because I am using TrueCrypt and an alternative boot loader than grub2. I have later been ...
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“df -h ~” thinks my drive is full, but it shouldn't even be half way. Can't install stuff (13.04)

Using a Corsair Force 3 120gb SSD, with 13.04 (no other OS's installed) df -h ~ reports that I have 94gb available (wut?), and 82gb used (wrong). GParted says i'm only using a few hundred megabytes ...
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Mounting My Windows Drive [duplicate]

If you would be so kind to explain and answer my dilemma, I'd be grateful of all of you. Here is the error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/ubuntu/System: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Partitioning hdd

I want to dual boot my laptop with Ubuntu and Windows 8. I have already installed Ubuntu and am trying to partition my hdd for Windows but it wont allow me. I attached a picture of my current hdd ...
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Speed up reading/writing partition

My MySQL program is on /. If I move my databases to a partition (a separate hard-disk drive) mounted on /tee, then reads and writes (MySQL queries) take an exceedingly long time: many times more than ...
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GParted can't resize logical partitions

I have 6 partitions in total. In order, they are sda1: Windows boot loader. sda2: Windows 7 partition. sda3: Storage partition (ntfs). sda4: Extended partition containing sda5, Ubuntu, and sda6, it's ...
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Installation with Live CD

I have a 12.04 live DVD. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows XP until I move the files on Windows to an external drive. However, when I get to the install section it gives me several options for ...