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 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 ...
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solve a partition misalignment?

I have a new Dell XPS laptop which had Windows 7 installed in it. It also had a default extra partition for "Dell Utility". I installed Ubuntu in it on an Extended Partition along with windows and ...
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12.04 Installer is not recognizing current OS

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Lenovo Y570, which already has Windows 7 on it. In the installer, it says that no OS is currently installed on my computer, and it only gives me two ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Windows, which is left and right when allocating space?

I'm installing Ubuntu (or Xubuntu/Lubuntu/Kubuntu) alongside Windows 7/XP. I got to the screen that says, "Allocate drive space by dragging the slider below." On the following screen, I'm not sure ...
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How to fix MBR partition prior to Ubuntu Installation? A partition overlaps GPT backup sectors

My main problem is that i have just acquired an ASUS laptop with WINDOWS 7 and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I want to have a dual boot to choose between both Operating systems, I read that it's ...
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Installing on a mac without a CD burner or USB boot

I am new to Ubuntu, i installed it in an old PC and now it works GREAT!!! My Macbook pro has a glitch and refuses to run Mac OS X, so i installed Windows, and i really want Ubuntu since Windows is not ...
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Adding partitions to dual boot on Windows

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7 on an HP mini 210 netbook. I have down loaded an iso image OK and got the installation program working but I am having problems with ...
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ddrrescue error: ddrescue: Can't open output file: Not a directory

this is the output of sudo fdisk -l: ubuntu@PrecisePangolin:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 164.7 GB, 164696555520 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 20023 cylinders, total 321672960 sectors Units = ...
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partitioning hard disk for dual boot

I have a 500 GB hard disk and I intend to dual boot it with Windows and Ubuntu. I want to reserve about 150 GB for Windows and the rest of the 350 GB for Ubuntu. 1) Is the entire 350 GB is going to ...
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My disk already has 4 primary partitions, how can I install Ubuntu?

I would like to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on a HP G62 Notebook. Although I have installed Ubuntu in a dual-boot many times before, I found out that this model has already four partitions. ...
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Why is Disk Utility (Palimpsest) the default and not GParted?

GParted seems to be the more robust and feature-rich application of the two, is there a reason as to why GParted is not installed by default in Ubuntu?
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How do we find out if the partition table recovered with testdisk is OK?

We have a hard drive with damaged partitions. In deeper search testdisk found it but wanted to deletd all of the partition (and showed structure OK below): We tried this one but then it showed the ...
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2 Hard Drives.One Partition

I have two hard drives (One 500 GB and the other 750 GB). I would like to create a single partition which will include these 2 hard drives. I guess it works only with identical hard drives, correct ...
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Mount /tmp and /home to separate hard drive

is it possible to mount the root file system '/' on one hard drive (where folders like /usr, /boot, etc will be stored) and mount /tmp and /home to another hard drive on the same partition? Something ...
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I can't copy any file to ext4 partition! [closed]

I converted on of my NTFS partition to EXT4 format with GParted tool, But now I can not copy create any files to that partition, also on start up I have error reading of one partition so I have to ...
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What are these unknown partitions I see in gparted?

There are two partitions in my Ubuntu 12.04 setup that don't mount and are "unknown"; /dev/sda7 and /dev/sda5: and the properties dialogue: Is one supposed to be my SWAP partition? I have 8 GB ...
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How to install Ubuntu on H: Drive?

Apologies if this question already exist. How to install Ubuntu 12.04 on H: Drive? I had boot Ubuntu 12.04 from USB and when I click on something else when installing Ubuntu it shows some drives like ...
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System Needs Tuning [closed]

my ubuntu desktop seems to be running very slow, I wonder if the swap is mounted correctly? root@xxxx:/home# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, ...
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Why is the root partition on my disk full?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 by doing a fresh install where there was previously Ubuntu 11.10. My computer warns me now that my disk is nearly full. After having run apt-get purge, run apt-get autoremove ...
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Problem with Ubuntu Installation, Removed Windows by accident and can't boot into anything

I think I have deleted my windows OS while installing ubuntu , i meant to do a dual install but while doing this i messed up my partition wiping my whole hard drive clean. i was not able to boot any ...
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Backup, install and restore Programms/Settings of Ubuntu (Wubi ) Installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? I would like to now how to backup my Ubuntu (Wubi) instllation correctly. I would like to install Ubuntu on my harddisk ...
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How to resize /dev/root partition?

I have just installed ubuntu desktop on a dedicated remote server but the disk seems to be full even though the server has a 1Tb disk?: desktop@xxxx:/$ sudo df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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Restoring Win7 to Factory Image: Good Idea?

Hello guys I have a dell laptop with two operating systems, ubuntu and windows 7, currently I spend all my time in ubuntu, so I decided to resotre windows 7 to factory image, will it harm my ubuntu?
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Hard Drive Partition

I partitioned my hard drive like this: 250GB = root 750GB = logical I am already using now the 250GB, now I want to use my 750GB for a file server. I am planning to configure samba file server to my ...
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Which side indicates the Ubuntu partition in Automatic partition resizing window in Installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In the installer, when splitting an existing partition, which side is which? I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. I get to the "Automatic partition ...
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Move ext4 partition

I have an ext4 partition at the end of an hard drive, and want to resize it to the full disk size (the rest of the disk is empty). It's not the root partition, just a data partition, so it's no ...
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How large should I make root, home, usr, var, and tmp partitions?

i install ubuntu server 10.04, have 64 Gb VHD. And want to separate partitions in this mode: /dev/xvda0 p on swap (2 Gb) /dev/xvda1a0 e on /boot (128 Mb) /dev/xvda1a1 e on / type ffs (local) ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 on a Thinkpad T420 but keep recovery partition

I have a Thinkpad T420 which runs on Windows 7 Pro and I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it via Dual Boot. But the thing is, I'd like to keep the Thinkvantage Recovery Partition. I've been ...
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attempted WUBI install corrupted Vista

Tried to install WUBI through Google Chrome on my Vista machine. Got through the usual warning about running new software, selected "continue" and waited for a prompt about where to install WUBI. ...
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error: no such partition. grub rescue> [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> please help me. I don't know how it has happened. I was recovering some data with Photorec (not sure if it's ...
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How to make a partition windows can read?

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 and I need to make a new partition out of my system partition. That partition should be readable by windows 7 in order to ease dual boot with Ubuntu. How can I proceed ? ...
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Bootable “live” partition on 1TB External HDD

I have a 1TB WD Passport. I made a 20GB partition, formatted to FAT, for a persistent live Ubuntu install. The rest I formatted as NTFS, to be used for backups. I made the 20GB live install with ...
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Gparted resize of an extended partition fails with error “can't have overlapping partitions”.

I just decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 on my Dell laptop. However I didn't do this manually but instead used the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7" option during the ...
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Stuck on 12.04 install [closed]

brand new HP box -- installing from cd that is a good burn, have tried several times. I am stuck at "creating ext4file system for / in partition #3" Been here for 25 minutes? Normal on a new ...
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Can I resize my partitions?

The following is a screenshot of my current partitions, shown by gparted: Note that the partitions on the right of /dev/sda3, without labels on them in the figure, are /dev/sda6 (for /home), ...