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

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Recommended dual boot partitioning for Asus N56VM s4089V Windows 7 64bit

Being brand new to this, although I've done alot of research, I would like confirmation that what I want to do is achievable with the current disk partition I have on my laptop. Current set up via ...
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Deleted Windows boot partition by mistake

I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop. Today, while trying to manually partition the drive for Linux install, I accidentally formatted the 100 MB System Reserved partition to ext4. Then, I ignored ...
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How to install Ubuntu 12.04 server with RAID1?

I have spent the last 4 days or so trying to setup Ubuntu server 12.04.2 with RAID1. I have looked at several different links and tried different configurations and workarounds. So far, I have not ...
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Computer shut down during resizing of drive, stuck!

Basically I was trying to resize my drive since I was low on disk space for the Ubuntu OS using a WUBI of Ubuntu 12.10(I believe that or 12.04). But my computer shut down in the process. Now when I ...
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How can I speed up a partition resize using gparted?

Shrinking and expanding partition using gparted in old versions of ubuntu was very fast. Moving a partition was the only time-consuming task and the time depend on size of partition. In new versions ...
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Need to expand /boot partition but not sure if I can

So I've been having some trouble installing updates lately because my boot partition has run out of space. I did some research to try and find the best way to expand the partition, but after looking ...
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expanding the current running operating system partition [duplicate]

I have dual booted my pc from windows to ubuntu 12.10v. I actually had done it by shrinking the 500GB volume to half a part to windows and half to ubuntu. Now I am facing an issue called low disk ...
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How to create a LVM Partition/physical volume > 2TB

I was following this tutorial found here: How to set up multiple hard drives as one volume? Which was working out great however i have a 3TB drive and every time i create the partition (whether it be ...
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How to create partition without formatting drive?

I am have some doubts in partition my external drive. I am have external drive of capacity 2TB formatted in NTFS . 1.5 TB is used in hard drive. I want to create one partition of 200 GB in FAT . But I ...
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Grub corrupted and etc directory missing

I have a dual installation with Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. I was in windows, I had to restart my machine and my grub was not loading. I used boot-repair to load my grub. However, my linux ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 With Win7 Dual-Boot

I had been using Ubuntu for a little while now and I must say very nice a few hardware compatibility issues but that's not why I am here. I have recently uninstalled Ubuntu because I did not feel safe ...
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How to mount Apple Core Storage partition

So I wiped my Mac Mini (OS X Lion) and replaced the OS with Ubuntu 12.04.2. So far so good, it works beautifully. But I'd like to still access the external backup drive's Time Machine contents. The ...
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Can't access Windows 7 partition and blkid crashes when I try

I found nothing about this specific problem on the internet so I'm asking for help here: Once I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu on dual boot working flawlessly. Then I bought a new internal 1 TB HD and ...
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Moving Kubuntu from hdd to ssd

I bought a new SSD to install it in my HTPC. Before, I had an HDD with Kubuntu. I would need to copy the files from the / partition from HDD to SSD. To do this, I booted from the Kubuntu livecd, ...
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Move entire installation to blank partition

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on a second hard drive (sdb). I had a windows ntfs partition before that for storage but have subsequently purchased an external hard drive and transferred those files ...
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How to get back to windows after install Ubuntu in the same partition?

I have two partition on my system. On one partition, I keep my data, and on other I install my OS. By mistake, I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on the drive I had installed Windows. Now I need to get back ...
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messed up with mount and naming a partition - delete a folder in file system

I have a partition /dev/sda8 which I want to name it "Documents" and automount. Because I have a long time to use these commands ,I messed up a little (not that I am familiar). I used gparted and ...
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Can't enlarge swap drive

Running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Toshiba Netbook. Netbook has like .8 gigs of Ram so I'm trying to offset the crappy ram amount with a larger swap drive. Tried to do it from a pretty detailed tutorial, was ...
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Deleted my Ubuntu partition and now I get grub rescue [duplicate]

After deleting my partition I get the error: unknown filesystem grub resuce> I tried booting from a USB into Ubuntu and SuperGrub but it just went straight back to grub rescue. Any ideas?
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lvm disappeared after disc replacement on raid10

here my problem: I am running ubuntu 12.04 on a raid10 (4 disks), on top of which I installed an lvm with two volume groups (one for /, one for /home). The layout of the disks are as follows: Disk ...
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No operating system or formatted partition(s) on laptop

I have about 20 IBM Lenovo ThinkPad laptops, R52, that are being donated to a school in the Dominican Repulic. There is absolutely nothing on them! I am trying to load Ubuntu Mint on them and have ...
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How to recover files lost in Xubuntu installation?

After installing Xubuntu 12.10, I lost all my files, but I only wanted to delete all Operative Systems, not my files. How can I recover my files and folders? Is there a program I can use for this?
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Attempted downgrade from GRUB2 to GRUB; can't boot into ubuntu anymore

So I just did a clean install of windows 7 ultimate and installed ubuntu 12.10 beside it. I kept the windows bootloader in the mbr at the advice if my tutorial (i used easyBCD to enable an option for ...
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Lenovo ThinkServer Ubuntu 12 Server Install: Partition Issues

During the Ubuntu 12 install, I get the a screen that says "ATA RAID Device Detected" and asks if I want to enable it. Having used Lenovo Easy Setup to configure the raid (1 array with 2 1tb drives) I ...
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Ubuntu Installer cannot see windows os partition and sees my hard drive as blank?

Good day, I have just downloaded ubuntu 12.10 today using windows 7 and installed it to my SD card. I booted up using the sdcard, and everything was going perfectly well until Ubuntu said i currently ...
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Are there any LVM gotchas?

I have been playing around with LVM on a virtual machine. Until now I have found only advantages on it and I'm thinking about using it on my real machine the next time I do a fresh install. I have ...
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Linux: how swap is reported by free/top. How to determine correctly swap usage by process

Can somebody please explain how swap is reported in Linux? I'm asking this because free and top commands reports some swap used that cannot be found in /proc/$PID/status. grep --color VmSwap ...
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small sda2 partition between root and swap

I have been trying for a while to figure out the partition scheme on my desktop that was automatically installed by Ubuntu when I installed. I let Ubuntu create the partitions as it saw fit on my ...
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Install Ubuntu on a partitioned system

I'm trying to install Ubuntu along with my existing Windows 8 OS (the computer came with Windows 7 so I'm supposed to have the old BIOS). The problem is that when I tried installing Ubuntu from a USB ...
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Shrink Root partition and allocate free space to Home partition

While Installing Ubuntu I did the partition and allocate Disk space like that 4 GB for Home 1 GB for linux-swap 95 GB for root But sooner I realilized that my /Home partition is almoast occupied ...
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Remove osx partition

I triple boot OSx, Windows 8, and Ubuntu on an Imac. I rarely use the OSx and only boot into Windows to play some video games on occasion. my question is what is the process for removing OSx and ...
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Is it normal that Ubuntu takes more than 2 hours in the partition process?

I have an Envy14 and I decided to install ubuntu 12.10. With the instalation manager I configured the partitions that will work as root, /home and swap. But it has been almost two and a half hours and ...
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Install Kernel to Other Partition

I have two Linux partitions, each running Ubuntu 12.04. One I was using as a legitimate partition for all my real computing. The other I was using as a honeycomb and a fallback partition. However, ...
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Can't resize main partition in Xubuntu [closed]

I did a clean install of Xubuntu that takes up the entire HDD. Now I want to install BackTrack 5 on another partition. I have tried Gparted both in Xubuntu and running Gparted live booting from a ...
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Removing Windows [duplicate]

I've been running Precise and XP in a dual-boot on my laptop for several months now. I'd like to pull the plug on XP and reclaim that wasted NTFS space. What's the easiest way to do that?
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Is there a way to see what content is on which partition?

After trying out Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu by working in them for a few weeks, I have now decided on which distribution to use. Now I want to delete the partitions that holds the versions that I no ...
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Differentiating between the windows and ubuntu drive space [duplicate]

I am installing ubuntu for the first time. I followed the instructions online and created a usb disk for the install on my Acer Aspire One netbook. My netbook came with windows preloaded and I am wary ...
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Why is the Ubuntu partition seen as unallocated space after Windows 8 upgrade?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 as dual-boot. Today I decided to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 on the other partition. I read on some forums that I would most likely need a liveUSB to ...
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Install with existing /home (encrypted)

I have a separate /home partition, and I'm about to perform a reinstall (13.04 beta). I plan to set up the same user that I have now. My current home folder is encrypted. Will the installer ...
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External drive not recognized

I have a 500gb external drive that I used for Windows storage. Later, I partitioned it and made an Ubuntu partition. Now, when I connect the HDD on Windows, it is not able to recognize it, but Ubuntu ...
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How do I create an EFI partition

Background: I have a preinstalled windows 8 desktop and am trying to uninstall windows 8 and install Ubuntu 12.10 with live DVD. I disabled secure boot. Am able to boot live DVD via boot menu only ...
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Set Up Partition after Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Window 7

So here it's, I had downloaded Wubi.exe, and install and run it successfully. The Problem is, when I restart my Laptop, the system showed up a secure boot menu (to choose between Win7 or Ubuntu), ...
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Replace Fedora Partition With Ubuntu

So I tried installing Fedora along side Windows 7 and after a week of using Fedora, I can't stand it and I'm switching back to Ubuntu. I'm unsure of how to install Ubuntu in place of Fedora. Below is ...
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Ubuntu partition. To recover files [closed]

Linux does not work for me at all right now. Never did on this computer. Toshiba satellite L750 d . Nothing I have tried have brought any results. I am stuck in low graphics mode. And before that, ...
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How to temporarily mount a hard drive partition as read-only using Nautilus?

I hibernated Windows 7, then booted Ubuntu. When I tried to mount the Windows partition, I got this error: I'd just read that switching OSes via hibernating was OK as long as you didn't modify files ...
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How do I install Windows on a computer with Grub?

I previously installed Ubuntu and I wanted to install windows vista via the repair disc included with the laptop. Booted up the computer with the disc in, nothing. I already set the boot order, so ...
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Problem Installing Ubuntu- hangs at preparation

I have read that this problem usually is in result of my partition not being clean? I believe I have a failed installation that may be causing trouble but not sure. Here is what my partitions look ...
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Distinguishing partition format types

How can I tell whether a partition is formatted with FAT32 or exFAT?
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Problems with partitioning on GUID Partition Table

I installed Xubuntu on my new Lenovo G580 notebook. When I tried to partition the HDD and it kept making extra 1 MB partitions at the beginning and the end and they looked like unformatted free space. ...
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Dualboot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on UEFI Unable to Boot to Ubuntu

Here is the layout of my disk: /dev/sda1 (EFI partition) /dev/sda2 (Recovery partition) /dev/sda3 /dev/sda4 (Windows 7 partition -- boot) /dev/sda5 (/boot) /dev/sda6 (swap) /dev/sda7 (/) I have ...