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

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Is it possible to install Ubuntu without formatting any partitions?

Can I install Ubuntu without formatting any partitions on my hard drive? I am already running Windows 7 and I want to install Ubuntu as well without formatting any of the partitions I have already ...
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What partitions do I need to replace to uninstall Ubuntu and re-install OSX?

I have a Emac (imac) PowerPC G4 1Gz/1GB RAM, ATI Radeon 9400 - 80GB / DVD RW+- I have installed Ubuntu and it is running just fine. However, the lack of flash functionality on the PPC architecture ...
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12.04 stopped recognizing Windows partitions after update

Yesterday I made a system update and it worked well. I then shut down and working inside Windows 7 x64. Although, right now I want to work inside Ubuntu but I cannot see the partitions and USB ...
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Can't have overlapping partitions

I have a machine running ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 on dual boot. I created a ntfs partition to do easy switching but as there were only 4 partition possible, I unknowingly deleted system reserved ...
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Upgrade to Precise leaving system unbootable

I've upgraded our server's system from Lucid to Precise and as far as I can tell, it left the system in an un-bootable state. I've read many responses in different threads but my problem has a twist. ...
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EXT4 Ideal Size?

I have 1TB HDD and I will use ubuntu and won't use dual boot with windows, any tips about partitions' size and how many partitions, can I have just 2 partitions? The second question is about swap ...
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How to use existing partition in preseeded installation?

I have a machine with 4 partitions: sda1 - root sda2 - swap sda3 - tmp sda4 - documents When I run the installation I don't want to repartition the disk. Now I read on ...
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Error in mounting HDD

I am getting the following error whenever I mount my external HDD. It was working before and then I opted for safely removing the drive. Now its giving me following error Error mounting: mount exited ...
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PTD software alternative

What is the alternative for PTD on ubuntu? The partition table doctor (PTD) does not have a linux version And what are the compatible partitions that it can handle: NTFS,ext2,3,4,btrfs
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Gparted funkiness - won't recognize 1TB, full-hdd /home partition, but recognizes ext4 and /home label

I have a 1TB SATA hard disk from my old desktop, and the entire thing is an ext4 /home partition (/, /boot, and swap were all on another hdd). It is now in a USB2 enclosure and I want to use it to ...
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Install GRUB to Ubuntu Partition

So my computer has the following partitions: /dev/sda -- (I know this isn't a real partition, but more so the boot loader) /dev/sda1 -- (Windows 7 Boot Loader) /dev/sda3 -- (Windows 7) ...
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Error: unknown file system ! Emergency

I don't know what to do, I was taking some space away from my linux partition and I rebooted and this happened I'm completely stuck is there anyway I can change it to boot with windows instead of grub ...
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Only 'sdb' shows up when installing 12.04 on a new Dell inspiron 14z

I got my brand new Dell Inspiron 14z yesterday, but failed to install Ubuntu. I can boot from a USB stick, and it works well. When trying to install, I confirm that the laptop is connected to the ...
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Updating Ubuntu

I installed 9.04 from a disc but apparently need to download a new image then burn a CD to get n upgrade to later versions (v12) as there is no supported upgrade from 9.04. When I try to download the ...
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Ubuntu partition won't display on screen

I installed ggobi on my MacBook Pro, and it wasn't working right. I looked up some information, and found this site: Gtk Warning: Cannot open display I followed the vague instructions, but I think I ...
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What is the largest possible size of a root partition? [closed]

I know that using a boot-able partition over 123 GB is not good but what is the max root size allowable? is there a limit?
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How to partition this USB drive for installation with an easy walk through?

I am not a computer literate and need to know how to partition my USB drive without messing up my laptop. I already have the boot order set up properly and the USB drive already has the ISO image ...
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How can I find files from other partition running Ubuntu?

I have two hard drives, one where Windows 7(C) is installed and the other Ubuntu 12.04(D). I can't find the other files on D (like movies) using Ubuntu. But I do find them running Windows. How can ...
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How to restore a partition that has been accidentally converted to a swap area

I was trying to install ubuntu manually from my external hard drive(which has ubuntu installed in it) to my internal hard drive.I created the swap area using mkswap command in a wrong partition(my ...
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Install Ubuntu on a new partition?

I have install Ubuntu with WUBI, but it uses a virtual disk how can I make it so Ubuntu uses a new partition instead of the virtual disk on my C: drive? I have been googling for a few hours now, and ...
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Partitioning Windows 7 so I can use ubuntu

I have been recording happily using Audacity for many years but after upgrading to Windows 7, the latency has meant that recording music is impossible. My mate suggested partitioning my hard drive, ...
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Destroyed /usr/local partition

I've got three partitions at installation of Ubuntu 12.04, whose mount points are: / /usr/local /home But I needed a partition so I merged /usr/local by copying all its contents into a ...
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Is there an easy way to repartition my hard disk?

I partitioned my hard drive with two separate partitions for Windows and Ubuntu. Now I want to repartition my hard-drive and I'm not really sure on how to do it. I found some programs and tools to ...
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How to eliminate an old Ubuntu partition?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit side by side with my previous 11.10 32-bit. As everything is working correctly, I want to eliminate the old partition. According to update-grub: Found Ubuntu ...
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Is it safe to install the / partition on an SSD?

I've just purchased a laptop Dell Inspiron 14z, with a HDD with 500G and a SSD with 32GB. I installed 12.04 on it, setting the partitioning table like this: /home and swap partitions in the HDD, / ...
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A good tool for formatting partition aside Gparted

There is a good and quite easy to use tool for format partition, especially with nfts fs, aside Gparted which with I've had some issues?
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Making A Partition with Gparted - Unmount?

I need to create some space to that I can dual-boot with Windows. Looking at Gparted, it seems that to do that, I need to unmount my /dev/sda1 which contains my Ubuntu system. While searching online, ...
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How to recover a lost partition on Ubuntu?

I had two Linux OS installed on my machine: Backtrack 5 Gnome and Backtrack5 KDE. I updated the Gnome version and when I rebooted my Grub2 boot manager displayed a grub rescue> command line. I ...
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Problem with the allocated partition memory

I installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi on to a 60GB partition. I installed Qt sources, which are a couple of GB in size, but once I start commpiling it started complaining about lack of memory. I ...
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Existing partitons not recognized during installation

I've got a Windows 8 (final version, no preview) installed in my pc. Now I wanted to install Ubuntu like I've done a thousand times before. Strange thing is, gparted (started from live USB-Stick) sees ...
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I recreated my root partition using fdisk (resized it), but now the filesystem is corrupt

I was under the impression that i could resize my root partition, recreate it using fdisk but only larger. And then reboot, and do an online filesystem resize with resize2fs. however, that doesn´t ...
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How to make a good partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) Boot error > no such device: grub rescue I installed Ubuntu and everything was going fine, ...
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Deleted Partition Recovery

I was installing ubuntu 12.04 on my system. There were 4 partitions on my system and I selected one of the four partition for the installation and chose the option of resizing the partition. Initially ...
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Grub cannot boot after resizing windows XP (NTFS) partition. What is to be done? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Repair Grub while dual booting ( win7 / ubuntu 11.10) I had installed Lubuntu on a PC with Windows XP and used dual boot for some time with no problems. Since I ...
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How to share/access partitions from ubuntu VMware?

I am a beginner at Ubuntu. Here is my problem. I have Ubuntu installed on my external HDD and I am running XP through VMware on Ubuntu, because my internal disk is dead at the moment. External HDD ...
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Partitioning a hard drive before install

I have a new ASUS laptop that I got from the university. The guys at the computing centre recieved it before me, erased the hard disk, and installed all their crappy software (Novel, outlook, and the ...
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Resizing a partition on remote server via command line [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resize Disk Partition on Remote VM Server Is it possible to re size the filesystem (ext4) partition on a remote server (running ubuntu server 10.04 or 10.10) by using ...
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Is it possible to use 12.04 live CD to repartition hard drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to I remove windows but keep Ubuntu? I have a dual boot system Vista and Ubuntu. I upgraded to 12.04 and ran out of hard drive partition space for Ubuntu. I a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 install doesn't detect Windows 7 for dual boot

I've used Linux in the past and really want to install it on my current computer alongside my current OS, Win 7 64-bit. However, when I try (various methods) from the 12.04 liveCD, it can't seem to ...
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Hard time installing Ubuntu

I have a MSI GT780DXR that currently is booting windows 7. I've been trying to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu for some time now. Here's specs that I think would make a difference Windows 7 500GB*2 ...
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Multiple Problems Installing 12.04, now can't use Windows

First I tried using the 32-bit wubi.exe installer from the main Ubuntu website. It worked fine, dual booted with Windows 7 and all. I tried installing several applications and got errors. After ...
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Is there any possible (and simple) way to delete my Windows partitions and extend my Ubuntu partitions?

I want to know is there any possible (and simple) way to delete my Windows partitions and extend my Ubuntu partitions. I have 1 HDD 700 GB: sda1 primary 100MB NTFS (Windows boot partition) sda2 ...
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Can I remove the OS X partition from a dual-boot MacBook Pro?

I am wondering if you can remove the Mac OS X partition to give the whole HDD to Ubuntu. Will it stop my computer from booting up? or will it work flawlessly?
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Will Windows become corrupted if Ubuntu is dual installed on it

I want to install Ubuntu as a dual partition on top of my Windows 7 Home Basic. I am planning to empty my D Drive (80 GB), and use that space to install the Ubuntu. However, I have heard some guys ...
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Resizing boot partition with full disk encryption

I have seen the answers to the general question regarding resizing the boot partition. In my case, I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 Alternate with full disk encryption. Since the drive can not be ...
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Where to install grub?

So, My partition table looks like: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 16708MB (Windows Recovery Environment (loader)) /dev/sda2 367MB (Windows 7 (Loader)) /dev/sda3 368203MB (Windows 7 Files) /dev/sda5 ...
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Partititoning the hard drive after Ubuntu installation

I use a Dell Studio 1555 laptop and I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I want to know if I can create a partition on my hard disk after installing Ubuntu on it. I want to create partition as we do ...
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How do I make /dev/sda3 my boot partition?

I have three NTFS partitions as specified below. Device UUID Boot /dev/sda1 ...
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Help understanding my hard drive / partitioning situation… Pictures Included! :) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sharing swap space between Windows and Ubuntu Triple Boot: Windows 7, Ubuntu, and Debian So I have installed windows 7, and two different distros of linux... I have ...
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What would be a good partitioning scheme for 128 gb SSD and 640 GB HDD

I have a combination of 128 GB SSD and a 640 GB HDD. I'm planning to install Xubuntu 12.04 on it. I have read some question here (like What's a good partition method to combine an SSD boot drive with ...