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

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Partition for other Linux Distros [closed]

I have 320 GB of HDD and installed Ubuntu to all partition but what if I want to install debian or any other linux distro to the remaning drive parts that are not in use ? Thanks in advance!
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Ubuntu 13.04 install stuck in partitioning

I'm setting up a new system with a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I've started by installing Windows 8: I created a 75GB partition on the SSD for Windows and installed it. On the HDD, I created an NTFS ...
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RAID1 array lost after upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 13.04

I had a working Ubuntu 11.10 with / on an SSD (/dev/sdc) and /home on a software RAID1 array that resided on two partitions on /dev/sda and /dev/sdb (identical drives), respectively. This was set up ...
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ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 dual partition. Extending ubuntu memory

Previously, 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 its name is (new ...
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Data lost after installing ubuntu. Any chance of recovery? [duplicate]

while upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04 and i used those default options "delete ubuntu and install" but unfortunately all my other partitions also got deleted and they got combined into one in ...
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How can I resize my filesystem partition?

So, when I installed Ubuntu a long time ago, I made five partitions. System Reserved 500 mb Windows 8 partition 250gb Ubuntu swap 5 gb Ubuntu "/" 10 gb Ubuntu "home" 40 gb I only got 1 gb free on ...
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Remove Ubuntu 10.10 without affecting Ubuntu 12.04 in the same hard drive

I installed 10.10 to try the Macbuntu theme (evidently enough, it didn't work). I am trying to uninstall it, but I also have 12.04 on the same hard drive. How would I go about removing 10.10 without ...
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What is an extended partition for? Is it comes by default when Ubuntu installed via a CD? [duplicate]

What an extended partition is for? Is it comes by default when Ubuntu installed via a CD? If not why I see an extended partition in my Ubuntu 12.04 OS? Thank you.
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Replaced Window7(4drives) with Ubuntu13.04(empty) Lost all data, TestDisk did not help [duplicate]

I have 500gb of HDD with 4 drives on Windows7, While installing Ubuntu 13.04 I selected Replace Windows (Expected to Replace Windows7 on C drive) But it Removed all the Data from other 3 drives and ...
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Help with having Windows 7 and Linux on one laptop HDD? [duplicate]

I would love to install Ubuntu but I don't want to lose Windows 7 SP1. I am really afraid to make a partition unless it's a fresh HDD with nothing on it.(new PC, etc) Anyone have a very detailed video ...
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Partition table unrecognized on gParted, shown wrong in Disks

I had dual boot on my old laptop (2006), with win XP and Ubuntu 13.04 witch was installed after the XP, and everything worked well for me. So, as per usual, I decided to re-install my XP, witch ...
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Please help me, install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8

I don't intend to duplicate the question, but I haven't found this same problem. I'm newbie and now I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 8. My storage are partitioned as: 120 ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after deleting a partition

I have a laptop that I run 2 OSs on, Ubuntu and Chromium. They are on separate hard drives, and I physically swap the drives when I want to change the OS. Recently I wanted to install Windows 7 ...
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How do I make Ubuntu the default partition? [duplicate]

Recently I asked this question and it was marked as a duplicate and not correctly answered. I was even referred to this link which does not address what I am questioning about... How to uninstall ...
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Wipe usb flash drive ubuntu

I have made a bootable usb drive with ubuntu installer and now I can't delete ubuntu from it. I tried to use gparted and erased the partition table, made a new ms-dos partition table and formatted the ...
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Grub error after removing partition [duplicate]

So I think I've possibly done something pretty dumb. Basically I was running out of space on my ubuntu partition and I knew i had a 40GB partition at the end of the disk which was called OS2. I'm ...
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No permissions on new partition.

I am a novice linux/Ubuntu user who is just discovering the joys of a lightweight, free software environment which gives control to the user. To protect some of my data (photos) from the rigours of ...
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How do I create partitions from unused disk space?

I am attempting to create a 4GB partition on my Ubuntu boot partition. Under Gparted it says I have 26.19gb of unused space, how do I create a 4gb partition from this? The resize option is greyed out, ...
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Grub2 ERROR: no such partition on boot 13.0.4

---Update--- So I discovered something odd. If I select SDA4 in reffit, I get an error no partition found error described below. If I use PLOP boot manager in the DVD drive and select SDA4 then I ...
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Cannot see USB drive (even with sudo fdisk -l command)

Ubuntu newbie here. I just bought a 3G USB key, and I need to install the software, which is found in the USB key itself. The problem is that Ubuntu cannot "see" it. I found a couple of commands ...
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How to do partition the hard drive while installing ubuntu? [duplicate]

Hi Can any one help on partitioning the hard drive(disk partitioning) while installing Ubuntu, i am unable to find the option.
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Partitioning Help

Does Ubuntu partition drives when you install it alongside Windows 7? I remember reading that the maximum partition allowed is 4 (or something)
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Cannot start windows

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 LTS and I had made a partition in Windows, and I booted from a live CD and tried to install on that partition. The installation didn't work, so I checked the file, and ...
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Accessing Window Files in Linux

After mounting the windows partition is the command prompt (sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda2 /media/c) I can't see the document files. The folders shown are Boot, Dell, preload, recovery, sources, system ...
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Issue with LVM not able to add new drives

Fdisk, lv/pv/vgdisplay: anubis@Anubis:~$ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for anubis: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 45 heads, 63 sectors/track, 344540 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors ...
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How to install Ubuntu on two different hard drives

I have a laptop with a UEFI boot system with two hard drives installed. The first hard drive is a 35GB SSD, and the second is a 500GB mechanical drive. In terms of installation I have no problem. I ...
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Installed Ubuntu on previous Windows machine with partitioned drive [duplicate]

My machine had Windows installed with a HD partitioned in two parts. One for the System and one for my precious Files. I've decided to see what's new on Ubuntu 13.04, so I installed it. But when I ...
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From Windows 7 to Ubuntu?

At present, I use Windows 7. I want to delete it and replace it with Ubuntu but, how can I install Ubuntu without losing my files that exist now on partitions D, E and F? I want my hard disk to be ...
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Error creating partition table on NTFS formatted hard drive

I'm having a problem with a friend's old external hard drive. The hard drive (1.5TB WD Caviar Green) isn't detected by any computer regardless of the OS installed. So I disassembled the hard drive ...
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how to partition in ubuntu after installing? [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu in my system without partitioning, is there any possibility to partition my disk without reinstalling the ubuntu, i mean in existence ubuntu can i do partitions? I used whole ...
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ubuntu 13.04 installation alongside win 7 [duplicate]

I have Win 7 already installed and I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside it. I read over the net how to do so. Now while installing when I select something else in the install Ubuntu menu, there ...
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I really messed up my installation / wrong size for encrypted root partition

I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04 but I made a huge mistake while installing. While installing, the setup asked me to allocate drive space. I have a ~650GB hard drive that shows up as :C and :D in ...
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Partition to run a Windows program

I like using Linux Ubuntu and have few problems. However, I need to run an exam marking program that will only run on Windows. How can I create a Windows partition without wiping and re-installing ...
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Has my Dell laptop come with partitions?

I have done lots of searches, and found lots of useful advice on partitioning the Ubuntu system so that the Ubuntu operating system (/root ?) is in a separate partition to all my files, folders, ...
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How can I create a separate data partition?

The home partition holds all user data and settings. When backing up my home partition it contains a lot of data (the settings) I don't need. So I thought I could create a separate data partition and ...
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Does restoring dd image override whole disk?

I have a PC running ubuntu 12 (dedicated) that I have created a dd image from, and another laptop with ubuntu as dual-boot with windows 7. What I have done is I have taken that image from the PC, and ...
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Partitioning File System Drive

When installing Ubuntu I was told to set the size constraints for my File System drive and my... Other Stuff Drive (the official name). However, I slid the slider the wrong way, leaving me with 230gb ...
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Disk Partion Problem? [duplicate]

Just now, I've installed Ubuntu on my laptop which has already Windows 8. When I want to open any partition like D, E or F, I get the following error message: Unable to access “Local Disk D” Error ...
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I need to know how to boot ubuntu on an existing Windows XP partition

I have an old PC running on Windows XP. When I got it, I partitioned the hard drive. I need to know how to install Ubuntu on That particular partition, since I have almost no space on my other ...
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How to extend ubuntu partition size?

Ok, so dev/sda1 is empty now, but it had Windows XP installed there. dev/sda5 is Ubuntu. I want to delete dev/sda1 and extend dev/sda5. In GParted LiveCD, when I delete dev/sda1 and try to resize ...
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Importing .doc and .jpg files to 13.04

I'm a new user - not familiar with the limitations or options available with partitioned hard drives. I just installed 13.04 on a partitioned hard drive to dual boot with Windows 7. Now I want to ...
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Disk Usage Analyzer and other programs reporting incorrect partition capacities

I recently resized/moved my home partition and then expanded my root partition into the free space remaining. I did this all off a bootable usb with gparted. When i started ubuntu back up and ran ...
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preseed with LVM and crypto fails with “An error occured while creating the keyfile.”

I am trying to set up a preseed installation that will automate most of the installation of a desktop computer with Ubuntu 13.04. Disk partitioning with LVM works fine, but I need to encrypt the ...
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How to share installed packages across different OS partitions? [closed]

My laptop hard-disk has several OS partitions, e.g. 1. sda6 - 500gb (used for storing all my data) 2. sda3 - ubuntu 10.04 3. sda4 - linux mint 4. sda5 - ubuntu 12.04 I end up installing duplicate ...
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UBUNTU 12.04 installed on a 50GB partition, I've used 18, and Im told I am full. help? [duplicate]

I noticed a problem trying to install software with both sudo apt-get (etc.) and the software center, and after using sudo dpkg --configure -a I am returned dpkg: error: failed to write status ...
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Trying to mount Windows partition - get Failed to mount: <path> is a directory

I'm trying to mount a Windows partition. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive, and want to mount the internal hard drive of the laptop it's connected to, which has Windows 7 installed. I typed: ...
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Windows 7 side by side with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu already installed. I wanted to get windows 7 as well, I followed the instructions I was given, to partition my hard drive and to format it to a NTFS for Windows but now When I try to ...
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Can a partition table be edited from a LiveUSB of another architecture?

My purpose is to re-partition a dual-boot machine (running Ubuntu 13.04 / Windows 7), i.e. the current table is as follows: ----------------------------------------------------------- | | ...
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How can I partition my ubuntu? [duplicate]

I install ubuntu , I am dual booting Windows and Ubuntu , I am using 500 GB HDD , Ubuntu is given 10 GB only. Any possibility if I Move some windows space to ubuntu ? Thanks
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What should I put on the “Devvice for boot loader installation” part?

I have a laptop that has Windows 7 installed. Even before installing Windows 7, I already made a second partition to store extra files, etc. Now that I'm wanting to dual boot to Ubuntu 13.04, I have ...