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

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Setting the /home partition in a drive through a LAN

I want to install Ubuntu and I would like to set my /home partition in an external USB hard drive that is directly connected to my router, and access my data through the LAN connection. Can it be ...
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What is the difference between a “/” (root) and a /home partition at installation?

I am making a 10G partition "/" (root) partition that will contain my Ubuntu OS and the rest of the drive will be the "/home" with the music, home, download, etc...folders. (that come originally.....) ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on an HP laptop with four primary partitions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My HP laptop already has 4 primary partitions: how can I install Ubuntu? I have a HP Pavilion g6 laptop. My drive already has 4 partitions on it, stock. I made a new 70 ...
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Which of these are Ubuntu partitions I can safely delete from Windows?

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu by following these directions, but I have a question. Which partitions do I delete? I am assuming it is the three blank ones, but why would Ubuntu have three ...
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Dualboot Asus n56v (ubuntu / win 7 x64) - ubuntu doesn't detect partition table made by windows

I have an Asus n56v and I've got troubles installing Ubuntu 12.04 x64. I already have installed Windows 7 x64! The hard drive is: Hitachi HTS547575A9E384 My problem: The installation program ...
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Is it possible to convert a non partitioned drive to an MBR partition with out losing data? (Ubuntu 12.04)

I tried gparted, but it doesn't like seeing an ext4 file system without the partition type being specified (I suspect). So it won't let me resize or anything since there is no partition. It is ...
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Problem in multi booting Ubuntu 12.04 with existing Windows XP, 7 and 8 in 500GB HDD with 5 Partitions

Here's my case. I have 500GB HDD with 5 Partitions with XP, Windows7 and Windows8 RP in the first three. As per one of the instruction I've seen in this forum, I did shrink my 4th Partition to ...
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secure is Installation of ubuntu or should be dual with windows?

I have used ubuntu for almost 6 months full time at home while using windows for almost 6 years,so I previously used ubuntu on separate hard drive while I have one attached hard drive with partitions ...
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How to change primary partition to extended without formatting

I have 4 primary partitions already, and I want to make a partition for installing ubuntu, but I get the error that there can't be more than 4 primary partitions, is there a way that I can put two of ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu from a dual-boot Windows 7 laptop?

I'm new to Ubuntu and liked it a lot! However after testing it on my old crappy laptop I now want to remove it. I've looked at tutorials on how to uninstall and it says to start by deleting the Linux ...
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How do I move my LVM 250 GB root partition to a new 120GB hard disk?

I have the following situation: My current Ubuntu installation is running from an external HDD (250 GB) because I was to lazy to buy an new internal hdd. Now i've got a new internal (120GB) and i ...
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Help with Partition for Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to partition a disk for installing Ubuntu? I have an Alienware M14x with 8 GB RAM. I am thinking of installing UBUNTU 12.04 LST using about 30 GB space on my hard ...
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Ubuntu installer asks if I want to install Ubuntu INTO Windows, but that's not what I want!

The Ubuntu installer gives 3 options. Install Ubuntu INTO Windows. Erase everything and install Ubuntu. Manually install Ubuntu. What happened to the "resize the Windows partition and setup a dual ...
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Recover EXT4 Partition from Interrupted Resize

world! [that's funny, it automatically takes out leading "hello"s] I'm installing Ubuntu on a friend's laptop, and I encountered a problem while resizing the Ubuntu partition. I was expanding it to ...
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installer can't find partition, but fdisk can find them

My computer had two operating systems installed: Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.10. Now, I want to update Ubuntu to 12.04. I used a USB disk to install 12.04. But the installer can't find my partitiona. ...
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I want files in fat32 partition to be shown in my personal folder

I have a 25 gig partition in ext4 for Ubuntu, an NTFS 25 gig partition for Windows 7,a logical swap of 2 gig, and then a logical 60 gig partition in FAT32 which I've read is the correct file system ...
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How can I make my primary partition larger?

Well I'm running 2 different distro's of Linux right now and I decided to make my Ubuntu partition my primary partition larger so I took 119.53 GB out of my other distro's partition and it became ...
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Can't shrink Windows Boot NTFS disk: ERROR(5): Could not map attribute 0x80 in inode, Input/output error

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, all updates current as of 7/3/2012 gksudo gparted Shrink /dev/sda2 from 367GB to 307GB GParted 0.11.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Shrink /dev/sda2 from 367.00 GiB to ...
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Resize/Create a New Partition in GParted

So I've been having some trouble recently with Ubuntu and decided it was time to switch to windows. But I have no ntfs partitions on my hard disk and GParted will not let me resize my one large ...
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Help with Swap Partition

(Translated from spanish) I accidentally marked a 136GB partition which has some files in it as swap space during installation. Can I access these files? Can I change the partition type without ...
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Wubi: How do I find the Windows partition from Ubuntu?

I ran the Wubi installer, and now I have both Windows 7 professional and Ubuntu on my laptop. When I run the laptop with Ubuntu, I cannot find any of the files from Windows, nor can I find the Windows ...
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Ubuntu installation with single drive

I have only one drive in my laptop with windows 7. Is it better to create another drive for installing Wubi? Will I have any disadvantages if I go ahead with installing in single drive? Which is the ...
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Partition resize [duplicate]

I have a dual boot system with C: drive with windows 227 GB E: drive in windows 185 GB Ext4 Ubuntu - 38 GB Linux swap - 4 GB I want to decrease the space from E: drive from 185 GB to say about ...
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Can I recover a deleted partition table faster if I remember some of the layout?

I accidentally deleted the partition table of a 1.5TB drive with about 10 partitions on it; I'm running testdisk now but it's going to take a while to scan everything. I do have some useful ...
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Setting Device Label using e2label or tune2fs causes Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sda5

I am trying to set a label to my Partitions, I used the e2label and tune2fs command with sudo but it cause the following error e2label: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sda5 ...
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Hard drive has only one Ubuntu partition, how do I install Windows to dual-boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 7 after I’ve installed Ubuntu? I'm using 12.04 64-bit on my ThinkPad R61i with an un-partitioned 160GB hard drive. Can I partition my hard ...
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How to resize(increase) a root+home cloned partition from a smaller HDD?

I had a failing hard-drive so I cloned it with dd to larger 500 GB HD. It seemed to have worked well, but I have all this unallocated free space at the end of the disk (230 GB). I tried to used ...
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making more space on ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to re-partition? I been running ubuntu 12.04 with a lot of problems blured status texts,no sound, and now running out of space on my 80G hard drive. I think I gave ...
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How to set disk quota for multiple users within a single disk partition

I have a single disk partition (say /shared) shared by multiple users. It has a single file system (ext3). I want to put home directories for each of the user here and set their disk limit to 5 GB. ...
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Partition does not start on physical sector boundary?

I've one HD on my laptop, with two partitions (one ext3 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and one swap). fdisk is giving me a Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary warning. What is the ...
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Will installing as dual-boot harm my factory restore partition?

I have a new Toshiba Satellite P740 laptop running the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium. At the moment, the machine comes with a secret partition that will restore the computer to its ...
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Failure to Boot Windows 7 after Ubuntu install

My computer is a (brand new) PC notebook, without a CD drive running Windows 7. I followed this page to install from USB: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStickQuick The ...
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Will Ubuntu work on a GPT-partitioned 3TB disk?

I'm new to Ubuntu and I wanted to give it a shot. I plan on splitting the 3TB I have but it'll have to be GPT format. Am planning to set up multi OS, Windows 7 is one of them. I heard that not all ...
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How do I mount a “DiskSecure Multiboot” partition?

For a hard drive that has 4 or 5 partitions, I was able to mount one of them using Ubuntu LiveCD: sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt but is there a way to mount to the other partitions? (if using sudo ...
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Does wubi need seperate partition? Can I manually allocate space for my home folder?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, but there are some programs like AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Comsol Multyphysics, that can run only on a Windows system. I decided to reinstall my laptop, so I will install ...
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Is there a tool to make partition bootable?

I tried Windows 8 Consumer Preview a couple months ago and it wiped out my partition table... or the boot information. So now the machine cannot boot to anything at all. Is there Ubuntu tools or ...
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I/O errors are reported when I try to install Ubuntu, but the SMART data is good. Is my hard disk dying?

When I try to install linux, it tells me there is an input output error on dev sda. I have tried both Ubuntu and Mint on two different computers. So that narrows it down to the hdd. After hours ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ( installed alongside Win 7 from Boot CD) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? A few days back I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows. When I put the CD in, the setup said that I should boot from CD ...
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How do I Access Files from one Ubuntu Partition on Another

A terminal error occured on my computer and I found myself unable to log in to Ubuntu. To remedy this, I decided to simply install it again on a partition and then access my saved files on the old ...
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If I want to dual-boot Ubuntu with another OS, what partitioning method should I use?

I have Ubuntu running as a vm in VirtualBox at the moment, but in the future, if I want to dual-boot it with Windows or another OS installed on my hard-drive, what partitioning method should I use to ...
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Four partitions on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I've just made a bootable usb on windows7, and now I want to replace my windows7 with Ubuntu. When I choose the option replace windows 7 with Ubuntu, I need to select a drive. Since I have only one ...
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Increasing partition size ubuntu 11.04

I am new to Ubuntu and really appreciate your patience with my questions. I have been trying to download horrid MS Office due to certain needs because of the nature of my work. I have been trying to ...
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Why is my dual-boot Ubuntu partition showing up as a peripheral “root.disk”?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04, which I had been booting from a usb key, as a dual-boot on my machine running Windows 7. From what I had read online while researching, I was prepared to have to ...
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Partitioning problem

OK so FIRST I HAVE NO PRIOR LINUX experience but I am a power user and not afraid of complexity do explain me clearly. I created a 50 GB partition (Unallocated) then installed Ubuntu 12.04 beta 2 LTS ...
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How do I make a RAM disk?

I want to make a partition that is made of ram ... Example In windows 7 you can make a partition that is made of ram I have created 1 GB of partition in ram . using Primo RamDisk Is there any ...
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How to remove Ubuntu from dual boot system with Windows 7?

I wish to remove Ubuntu and I'm not quite sure how. I know it has something to do with partitions. I have 3 partitions. 1. OS [683 GB] 2. Recovery [14 GB] 3. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (E:) I know it says ...
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How can I fully remove Ubuntu 12.04 from my MacBook Pro?

I want to remove Ubuntu 12.04 from my MacBook Pro. It's a trial boot system, with MacOS in the first partition, Windows 7 in the second one, and Ubuntu in the last. Now, I want to format this last ...
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How to mount drive without partition table?

I have an Ubuntu 10.4 slice on RackspaceCloud that is no longer responding after trying to upgrade to 11.10. I used their "Rescue Mode" to boot another slice with access to my old server, which gives ...
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What does the term “Extended Partition” mean? Is it safe to use this type of partition?

In the image below, what does Extended 103 GB mean?
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Encrypted 3TB USB drive GPT /GUID shows wrong size in ubuntu 12.04/64bit

My external USB drive with GUID Partition Table shows wrong size and i am thinking thats stopping TrueCrypt from mounting it. The disk is Formated in Win7 and works there fine. The 2. partition is ...