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

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Does Gparted do a True Bit by Bit partition copy

I know this isn't ubuntu specific but since it's linux I was hoping somebody here could answer this question, since I used the 6 questions a day limit on superuser. Does gparted do a true partition ...
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Half of my disk space is assigned to Ubuntu. How can I move some to Windows? [duplicate]

I don't need half my disk space on Ubuntu and I would love to move it back to Windows without having to uninstall and install Ubuntu all over again. I'd appreciate any help on this.
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How to make a readable FAT16/FAT32 partition on usb stick for Windows access?

I want to create a windows accessible partition(FAT16/FAT32). But even the created partition can read under linux. It can not see on Windows. Just display a driver symbol like E:. I'm using parted ...
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Which files refer to unallocated partition?

# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 34.4 GB, 34359738368 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4177 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 showing incorrect size of already existing Windows partitions

I'm installing ubuntu 12.10 with live DVD and I have Windows 7 already installed on my machine. My Windows 7 partitions are: C: 150 GB (Windows 7) D: 150 GB (Free) E: 300 GB (Used) F: 10 GB ...
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PC is not detecting any boot drive. How to fix this?

I used gparted to shrink the swap space and add it to the drive that had Ubuntu installed in it from Live boot. After doing so, I restarted the computer and then found a black screen saying just this: ...
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Will these delete my files? (fixpart)

I'm applying a fixpart command so Ubuntu amd64 install will detect windows installation and install alongside it. i applied this command, i haven't chose yet, if i chose Y will it delete everything ...
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Nautilus doesn't see free space but GParted does

I've recently moved my system partition in order to install some Windows and now Nautilus reports 0 free space at /home partition (and the total size seems to be incorrect as well) but there are 17 ...
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Finding and using unused disk space?

I installed Ubuntu on my 80GB hard disk. I chose "Guided - use entire disk and set up LVM". The system showed 79.7GB and I chose 39.7GB for the OS. The system is up and now I want to use remaining ...
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How do I partition my hardrive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resize partition with GParted I am a complete and total newbie when it comes to ubuntu and don't happen to be tech savvy to begin with. I've tried to wrap my head around ...
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ext4 partition ubuntu lost after Windows 7 installation

I've got this problem: I have one hdd and use ubuntu 12.10 on this hdd with several partitions(one nfts, two ext4 and one unallocated). today after windows 7 installation, and booting with live usb, ...
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Sharing partitions between Ubuntu and Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do i share my files from windows 7 to Ubuntu? I'm going to install W7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1, and my partition tab will look like this: TOTAL HD SPACE: 320GB 120GB - ...
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How NOT to mount a Windows partion on startup?

I'm going to install Windows and I don't want it's partition to be mounted when Ubuntu starts. How do I do this? Also, are Ubuntu partitions mounted on Windows startup?
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Resizing ext4 partition and applying it to an NTFS partition in Ubuntu 12.04.1?

I made a miscalculation on my Ubuntu install and now need more space for my Windows (NTFS) partition (sda2). The problem is that I allocated ~ 100GiB to what I thought would be a shared media storage ...
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How can I use my USB flash drive again after I zeroed it out in Disks?

I've used the "Disks" utility to zero out a USB flash drive (pendrive). Now it's not showing up anymore as a usable storage medium. I need to use this usb drive (of 4 GB) again to write an OS image ...
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Installation doen't modify HDD

This is very strange, but I can run the Ububtu Server 12.04 64bit from the live CD to permanently install it on the HD, but when I reboot it reverts back to whatever OS was on the HD prior to the ...
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How can I assign space from a logical partition to a primary one (to resize the primary)

I have the following situation: . I want to resize the ntfs partition. Specifically I want to add it 15 GB. What is the best sequence of steps to do? The output from sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda and ...
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Why do the “used size” in partitioning on installation don't match the values I see in Windows?

This is what the windows screen looks like: Volume Layout Type File System Status Capacity FreeSpace (C:) Simple Dynamic NTFS Healthy(Boot,Page ...
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where did my 766 kb in partition go?

I used fdisk -l and saw this. Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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Messed up swap on clean install of Xubuntu 12.10

I did a clean install 32 bit Xubuntu using manual partitioning on 1TB drive. The swap partition is missing and the large lvm size cannot be changed using gparted. I want to reduce the size in order ...
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I need specific direction: I have a Windows 7 formatted partition of 30g- Completely empty and wanna know how to install Ubuntu-

If I understand correctly, it will not recognize the ntsf file system.... so should I delete that partition? then... 1. create new unformatted partition.. 2. do i wipe it completely clean, as no ...
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HD external error, file system seem damaged, and cannot look file with testdisk/photorec… NTFS

comment: nb:hd=harddisk my hd label kiomiiro-nii (upper case) size from box 750 Gb but in propeties 698 gb. i always use fix drive letter using M: for this hdexternal (i dont have a backup because i ...
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Ubuntu on ThinkPad. Erase recovery partition and burn a recovery cd instead

I want to turn my dual-boot ThinkPad T400 winXP + ubuntu 12.10 into single Ubuntu machine, i.e. delete Windows and recovery partitions, and use all the disk space for Ubuntu. Before doing so, I ...
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How do I create a file system / partition / volume that would appear in the side bar of my file manager?

Is there a specific mount point to use for a partition so that it would appear separately in the side pane? I mean that it would appear separately in the left pane of PCManFM or Thunar the way ...
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Why am I unable to do anything with my extended partition?

I have an extended 52-gigs partition that I can't seem to see from Linux, I can't mount it, delete it nor format it. How can I reclaim that drive back, I want the space. I manually installed my ...
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How can I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 if I didn't create logical partitions?

So this problem may sound familiar to a dozen other questions like these but I still haven't found an answer to mine in particular. When I installed Ubuntu I thought that when choosing to install it ...
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How can I move Steam's download folder?

By default, Steam downloads games to the home directory. On my laptop, my home partition's size is only 15GB; therefore, I'd like Steam to download its games to my Data partition instead, which is ...
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Why cannot install Lubuntu 12.10 on an extended partition?

This is about an older computer (Toshiba Satellite M70 that a friend wants to keep afloat) on which (beside Win XP) was installed the Xubuntu 11.10 system that would not work for some reason: now the ...
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I want to extend my partition

I am currently dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. I have 500GB with 300GB free space on my Windows, and have a 100GB on my Ubuntu. I want to move 200GB from my Windows partition to my Ubuntu ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and ubundu not see partitions

I'm trying to install both operating systems on dual boot, but ubuntu does not see the hd with two partitions only full hd. In windows explorer have 2 partitions on ubuntu partitioner have only one
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deleting ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? i have ubuntu 12.10 with windows 7 installed on the same hard drive. ubuntu and windows are both installed on different ...
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Partitioning SD-Card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to format/partition SD card? I want to partition SD-Card to use the Link2SD on android based mobile phone. I should make two partitions. first a Fat partition for ...
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trying to install 12.10 does not have option to run alongside of windows, i have 444780 MB of shrink space

Windows says i can shrink the space. Should i use their option or is that too risky also will this change allow me to run ubuntu alongside of windows?
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Can I change file systems inside of partitions within GParted?

I'm looking to share documents, pictures, etc. between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1. I have an extended primary partition (sda4) that is comprised of a swap partition (sda5) and a "/home" mount point ...
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Unable to Create partition to install ubuntu

Unable to install Ubuntu in the 'UNUSABLE' space to create partition for Ubuntu, how can i install Ubuntu.
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GParted - Increase ext4 partition using unallocated space [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resize my current ubuntu partition? Making A Partition with Gparted - Unmount? This is a screenshot of my partitions. I want to extend the /dev/sda5 partition ...
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Ubuntu not appearing in GRUB menu after installing alonside Mint

I have been using Mint May 13 for several months, but I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 also. I ran the Ubuntu Live CD and "Installed Alongside". Everything appeared to install correctly, but when I ...
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External Hard Disk Damaged | Not Detecting

I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my external 80 GB hard disk. During installation I selected "Something else" option. I formatted the hard disk there with "free space" as file system. As there was ...
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Running ubuntu on usb

I'm about to install ubuntu onto my thumbdrive, and want to run ubuntu 12.1 from this thumbdrive. I have made a list of steps and would like to know if they're correct. If any of them are incorrect ...
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Can I use ntfs for /home

When trying to complete my Ubuntu 12.04.1 install I recently received the error message: "The file system type fat32 cannot be mounted on /home, because it is not a fully-functional Unix file system. ...
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Which file system do I select for sharing files between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1?

Presently in the install (USB stick) for 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04.1. Want to have dual-boot capabilities between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Have partitioned hard drive with Windows System (sda1), Windows OS ...
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Can't resize extended partition

I'm trying to use GParted from the Ubuntu live CD and it won't allow me to resize the main extended partition. There is a "key" symbol next to it and the "unmount" option is grayed out.
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Hard-drive partitioning AFTER Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS installation [on hold]

How can I partition my hard drive (so as to share files between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS) AFTER I've already installed the Ubuntu OS on the initial NTFS hard drive (which has allowed for dual ...
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How to re-partition Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resize my current ubuntu partition? I have a 750 GB hard drive and it's been entirely dedicated to my Ubuntu installation. I want to make 2 100 GB partitions ...
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Add Ubuntu live to another ubuntu+windows system

I've got Win7 in a ntfs-partition and lubuntu 12.10 in another one. **sudo fdisk -l** Disco /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 cabezas, 63 sectores/pista, 19457 cilindros, 312581808 ...
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How to put /opt and /home on the same partition but different from /?

I'd like to install Ubuntu on two drives, one with / and the other with /opt and /home. But I do not want /opt and /home to reside on separate partitions but on the same one. Is it possible to do ...
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Log files (CUPS) grow so fast!

the past few days I faced a strange issue with my computer. I discussed it here: Server logs are filling my hard disk, how do I fix this? Shortly, log files (in cups folder) grow so fast! I did solve ...
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Ubuntu Windows installer failed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? So through a fault mostly mine i decided to use the ubuntu installer for windows on my pc. Which ...
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Is it possible to convert LVM filesystem back to normal?

My filesystem setup is an LVM setup. I'm wanting to try installing ElementaryOS Luna Beta 1 on its own partition, but unfortunately it doesn't support LVM yet. Is there any easy way to do this?
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, facing partition issues

I have just bought a new PC having Windows 7 installed, it has 500 GB disk space. Attached is the screen shot of the disk management C:-Installed Windows 97.5 GB D:- Kept required data 195.31 GB ...