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

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Need to know best way to utilize LVM to backup Ubuntu

So I've had issues with Windows which forced me to install and learn Ubuntu as I'm fed up with MSFT. So now I need to know the most efficient/best way to image Ubuntu so that if I messed something up ...
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32 bits processor and partition size on SSD [closed]

I am looking for advice. I have just installed Ubuntu on my 1T SSD. I want to separate the OS from new data I will put there. I have a 32-bit processor: any advice or constraint on the size of the new ...
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Is something wrong with my partitioning?

I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop.. I wonder if I have done the partition right?
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Problems restoring grub

I have used fsarchiver to move the content of my old hard drive on a new bigger SSD. Basically, one partition with Ubuntu 12.04. Everything went fine. But now I can not boot. I used GPT and I also ...
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How do I re-install Unity after uninstalling gnome-shell?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have big issues with the Unity desktop. I installed then uninstalled gnome-shell (using "apt-get autoremove --purge gnome-shell"). Since then, my desktop has no background ...
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How do I give Ubuntu 14.04 more space? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8 for the first time yesterday, and I thought I would give it 75GB of space from my C: however, I didn't know I had to use 50GB for the installation and 16GB ...
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Mounting point/ partition permissions

I have 2 partitions in my linux os, and one of them is assigned to mounting point /x. How can I change the permissions, so me and other programs can make files there without root privileges?
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I want to increase the size of my boot partition (Ubuntu 14.04 version) [duplicate]

I read in another post that kernels are distributed as new releases rather than upgrades. I didn't know this when I was allocating space to my partitions during my initial install of Ubuntu. As a ...
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USB mass storage couldn't get mounted

It's my android phone SD card which was indicated damaged by android yesterday night, out of the blue! I put it directly to a USB port with a USB SD card holder case, so in that way I can recover it ...
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Both Feet Shot Off: Can boot neither ubuntu nor windows

I had kubuntu running in separate dual-boot lashup. When I booted, Ubuntu came up as the first option. Preparing to install Mint, I deleted the kubuntu partition and created and formatted a mew Mint ...
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HELP upgrade from 12 to 14 can't log in PLEASE HELP

I have been running 12.whatever for a while, no problems. Today, I tried the upgrade to 14.04. The upgrade seemed to go fine. However, when I got to the log in screen, when I logged in it said "Error. ...
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Reusing disk partition during ubuntu installation

is there a way to tell partman to re-use current disk layout/lvm layout when using preseeding? either that or bypass partman completely? i'm using a custom preseed file with my own partman recipe. but ...
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problem in creating free space for root, swap and home

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. I'm done with the partition part where, I've created a free space of 50GB for root, swap and home directories. I'm using liveusb to install ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu on my new laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Here's what I have done: - created bootable flash drive with Ubuntu installer - created a partition (...
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data loss on crash during ubuntu upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 on dual boot pc

While Upgrading ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I had a crash. When I try to boot from ubuntu (I have dual boot -ubuntu vista 7- Sony Vaio laptop) I get the following messages: target filesystem doesn't have ...
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Ubuntu partition “unallocated” and Win7 BSODs

I've successfully used Boot Repair to get out of booting binds in the past, but this time I'm stuck and was directed by Boot Repair to share the following web address in a trusted forum such as this: ...
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Ubuntu does not login after resizing partitions with GParted

I recently needed to enlarge the windows 7 partition on my laptop and shrinked with GParted the one in which I have Ubunt. The problem is that now, after logging in, my desktop does not activate and I ...
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How do I install ntfs-3g (ntfsprogs) manually on Ubuntu?

Recently I wanted to fix one of my SATA Hard Disks that had a damaged NTFS file system. For this, I referred to this question: Ubuntu 13.04 is unable to mount a disk drive from ex-windows system in ...
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Entire HDD is one big lvm2-pv, hence unable to resize partitions or even bring back Windows

**The History** I have a Samsung NP300 E5C laptop with 8GB RAM and a 750GB HDD. I bought it as freeDOS. Then I installed Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit OS in it. Then I wanted to go for Ubuntu. I ...
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NTFS mount problem

I was unable to mount two of the partitions mainly due to fast boot up feature of windows 8 , but by mistake without checking the mounted partitions, I removed windows via OS- unistaller . Now cannot ...
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Growing Partition Ubuntu

At 1st, I had a Windows machine. I thought Ubuntu sounded neat to dual boot with, and so it was. Now I want to put more than 60 GB towards Ubuntu. More like 200 GB. Is there any way I can do that ...
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How to mount a drive when in xmonad using terminal?

So, I've been itroduced to XMONAD by now, and he tiling window manager seems classic. I'm stuck when I have to access a file from another drive (It's a NTFS drive), so I found the way to list the ...
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Not enough disk space on / and /boot for upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I am having trouble upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, getting a "Not enough free disk space" error. This is because I do not have enough free disk space on / (need 3618 M) and /boot (need 8397 k). I ...
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dev/loop0 shows 99 % full - Cannot Download files

dev/loop0 shows 99 % full. When i run df -h it shows the following : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/loop0 17G 17G 267M 99% / I try to download some files but it gives me ...
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Ubuntu SSD /dev/sda and LVM partition alignment

I got a SSD new harddrive and successfully moved my root partition to it. I am using LVM. It is booting fast, and all the performance is much better than with classic hdd. But I am not sure about the ...
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Installing Ubuntu across multiple hard drives

I am building a new PC and I want to only have Ubuntu on it. It has two hard drives, one being a 180gb ssd drive and the other a 2tb hdd. I want to use this system mainly for work(software ...
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Force format USB

Maybe you can help me but I'm becoming very doubtful. But I have a Verbatim flash drive (third Verbatim flash drive to do this to be exact and one sandisk all the same problem over the past year) But ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu in Windows 8 OEM System when USB is not detected

Ok... So I trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and Windows 8.1 Asus OEM on my laptop, and it DOES have UEFI BIOS. So, in accordance with the instructions, I disabled Fast Startup, SecureBoot, but ...
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Adding another partition to 14.04 - what mount-point/settings needed?

Firstly sorry if this is a bit too detailed for this kind of question but I fear not telling you enough to be able to help me! So, I have a duel boot (UEFI) laptop which had Win7 on it which I ...
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Problems to boot ubuntu partition after updating BIOS from my windows partition

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop L50-B-18E. So, one day the toshiba center asked me to update the BIOS, and I did. But now the menu that asks me what system do I want to start doesn't appear anymore....
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Intel SSD bug: unbootable after sleep mode with low battery. need to backup data

After putting my notebook to sleep while it was on a low battery state I pluged my cable in and turned it on again. Then I got error messages about writing data to swap, ssd superblock and I/O errors ...
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Problem after using LuksRemovekey?

I have an encrypted partition on /dev/sda5, yesterday I use cryptsetup to remove the encryption using cryptsetup luksRemovekey /dev/sda5, but when I restart I have to provide a passphrase for ...
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Drive failure in Raid1. Can't replace

I have a software raid1 and mdadm emailed me that a drive failed. Following steps I found online, I marked as failed and removed the drive from the raid. I replaced the drive with an exact make and ...
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How to perform partition on a drive where ubuntu is installed?

I have only one drive with 461.81GB and want to shrink the volume by 300 GB, and create another two volumes using that space... How do I do that using Gparted??
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pendrive partitioning issue gpt corrupted

pendrive size has reduced.. this is what comes when i try to formate.. please help /dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos ...
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Unable to mount and boot windows 7 [closed]

I have Windows 7 and Linux Mint 16, and get this error when attempting to mount my Windows partition: Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/bugsy/Windows: Command-line mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=...
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Correct way of RAID partitioning

This is a more theoretical question I ran into after I found out that it is possible with newer Kernels to create partitions on a RAID-volume. Since Grub2 it is possible to have /boot on a RAID-...
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How do I fix a resized to bigger space Gparted partition to show my data?

OK so I recently got a hard drive and have been using it alot lately. I was trying to re-size it (with data on it) to take up the free space I had just made by deleting some partitions with a bunch of ...
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Gparted not resizing partitions & I'm unable to access Ubuntu 14.04 install

I'm trying to resize my partitions, to increase the area for my install of Ubuntu 14.04. I'd like to regain use of that partition, which I was unable to get back into after doing a fresh install of ...
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Getting a drive to automount on startup [duplicate]

I've got a drive (well, a separate partition actually) that has my music on it, and in theory I should just be able to hit play in Rhythmbox and it'll work. But for some reason, I need to personally ...
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Can't swich between Ubuntu and Microsoft and am stuck in Ubuntu. Please help! [duplicate]

In order to switch to Microsoft Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu I would go into my BIOS and click F8 to get to a menu where I can pick what to boot from. I clicked on my hard drive(were I have both Ubuntu and ...
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Why can't I adjust partition size precisely with parted (KDE Partition Manager)?

Context: I want to clone my Kubuntu 12.04 (the Pustulated Priapulid) installation from one logical volume to another, prior to doing a dist-upgrade to 14.04 (the Teratogenic Tardigrade) on the ...
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How Do I Create A Bootable Windows USB? [duplicate]

I recently used Gparted to resize my partition, so I have 200GB of unallocated space that I want to install Windows 7 to. The problem is, my computer won't let me boot from USB. It let me boot ...
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Computer doesn't recognize hard drive for booting windows 8

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my computer today to dual boot with Windows 8.1. I created a 10 gigabyte partition for Ubuntu and then tried to install it. During the installation process, I ...
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How can I check and change the partition table type?

New computers that ship with Windows 8 also come with a different partition table than before. This along with the move to UEFI causes confusion, as users are unaware of the newer partition table and ...
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Should I delete all of my partitions while still running windows I want to do a complete install of just Ubuntu

Tell me if I'm wrong on this as well delete all of my partitions will make my computer run faster while using just Ubuntu
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What is a “Swap Area”?

So I noticed this question has not been asked directly; What is this "Swap Area" people keep referring to when it comes to installing Ubuntu?
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Is it possible to access and use all the files in the hard disk in both windows as well as Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is it possible to access and use all the files in the hard disk in both windows as well as Ubuntu? Also; What is a swap area? Where can I find someone who can help me with installation?
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Need help getting on windows and uninstalling ubuntu [duplicate]

Im using a Hp pavilion dm1 and I installed ubuntu using a usb stick because my laptop doesnt have a disk drive, I installed ubuntu on a new partition and chose to copy my files to it when installing. ...
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Problems with a HFS+ hdd on Ubuntu Server 14.04

I have a 2TB Western Digital HDD with one partition formatted as HFS+. I tried pretty much everything to make it readable (not even writable) from Ubuntu Server, but had no success. I tried: ...