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

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Gparted can't create ext3 or ext4 partitions

I have a 60Gb drive in a Dell Latitude D600. It all started with trying to install 10.10 as a dual boot. First installation failed at the partitioning stage, next I tried manual partition that also ...
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How do you resize a live partition?

I saw the question : Is it possible (aka safe) to resize a partition while the system is running? Short answer : yes, but they don't explain how. How do I resize my partition while the system is ...
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Re-mouting the old home partition after a fresh install

Thanks to this thread I know now that I should've done this during the installation part. But I didn't. So I'm left with my system partition and a old home partition that acts as an extra drive. I ...
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Hard Drive Partitioning?

I am not a basic user of computers, but frankly I have never done a partition of a hard drive. But I decided to shrink the only HD in the computer by 25GB for Ubuntu, however I realized that Ubuntu ...
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LiveCD mounts the partitions, but it doesn't see any

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 from Live CD. I can access the partitions already created ( two NTFS and one ext3 prepared ), but when I'm trying to install, at the step where I should select the ...
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How can I expand the size of my Ubuntu installation without reinstalling?

About a week ago I used the windows installer to install Ubuntu to an extra hard drive I had because I've heard so much about it. Since [I guess] Wubi is meant for people with limited disk space who ...
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How do I know what physical drives/partitions are behind my /dev/mapper/isw_dghbbcaabe_RAID_Volume11?

This is a just upgraded Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS machine. The /dev/mapper/isw_dghbbcaabe_RAID_Volume11 is "new" to the upgrade but I don´t know what physical drives/partitions are included in the "device". ...
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JFS vs. EXT4 vs. EXT3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to partition, and what is the best file-system for a new Hard Disk? I've got a 2TB external HD on which I save valuable data. so far I'm using NTFS ...
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I need to manually parition a HD to install

I have a 50 gb partition that needs to be manually paritioned, how should I do this? I need to know what partitions to make, and what size they should be.
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How to mount Windows partition on boot?

I'd like a GUI method to set my Windows partition to mount on boot, using the same options as when it mounts by me opening it in nautilus.
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If I delete Jolicloud in win7 can I reuse the 10gig partition?

I have a dual boot sys: Window 7 and Jolicloud. If I delete Jolicloud in win7 can I reuse the 10gig partition for ubuntu remix
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How large should I make root, home, and swap partitions?

I have a laptop with win7 installed. I have now made a 60gb partition which I want to install ubuntu into. The question I have, before I do the installation, is how large each of the root, swap, and ...
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Can I use gparted to resize a Truecrypt-encrypted partition?

I have an external drive with two partitions - one encrypted, the other not so. I'd like to move all the data to the encrypted partition, and then resize it to take up the whole drive. If I use ...
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What's the best way to re-install Ubuntu on my dual-boot system?

I have a triple boot system with Windows,and Ubuntu 10.10, installed in that order, plus a "Data" Partition that has all my data, what I want to do is remove the 10.10, and replace 11.04 I would like ...
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Is it safe to resize root partition?

My HDD is partitioned into two equal sized partitions. First is being used for Windows and Second for Ubuntu. Everything is working fine. But now I want to remove Windows and use the disk completely ...
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How do I fix the Gparted message : Error while reading block at sector xxx?

When I tried to move one of my partitions, I got some error messages. Here are some extracts: Move /dev/sda7 to the left 00:05:09 ( ERROR ) (...) check file system on /dev/sda7 for errors and ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu

My hard disk partitioning scheme is like this: 30 GB root partition (extended) (/) 1.0 GB swap space (extended) 289 GB home partition (extended) (/home) I had made such a partitioning scheme ...
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Can I expand my /boot without upsetting the system?

This is the current state of my partition table. As can be seen, the boot is very small, and I can't upgrade the kernel, because the update-manager tells me there isnt enough space on /boot :( Which ...
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Mount Ubuntu's partition on Windows 7

Is it possible to mount Ubuntu 10.10's partition on Windows 7?
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Move Installation to new disk

I currently have one hd with these partitions: /dev/sdb1 / /dev/sdb2 swap /dev/sdb3 /home I'm thinking about buying a ssd for my / partition. Now my question is: Is it possible to ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu keeping my data intact?

I want to reinstall Ubuntu keeping my data intact. I have 160 GB hardrive (sata or pata I don't know but it's slim and made in China) with a 40 GB ext3 partition, a 4GB swap memory and 3 other ...
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filesystem types for partitions

I am going to dual-boot install Ubuntu1 10.04 on my laptop with Windows 7. I was wondering what filesystem types (such as ext2, ext3, ext4, ReiserFS and whatever might come into mind) are ...
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How to install correctly another Linux flavour (in my case PCLinuxOS) together with installed Ubuntu?

Hello everybody and Prosperous and Productive Year 2011 !!! I have Ubuntu 10.10 (32bit) installed on my laptop. I would like to install PCLinuxOS (KDE or LXDE version, I don't know yet) on the same ...
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Access NTFS partitions without providing root password?

I have Ubuntu and Windows Vista installed on the same disk, different partitions. I can access the Windows data, but each (first) time I access the NTFS partition, the system asks me for root ...
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Netbook partitioning scheme suggestions

I got a new Asus EEE PC 1015PEM with 2GB RAM and a 250GB HD. After playing with the netbook edition a little, I would like to install the desktop edition I'm used to. In addition to Ubuntu ...
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How can I expand a partition into non adjacent free space using GParted?

My dual-boot machine has partitions as follows: sda1 50 GB NTFS sda2 15 GB unallocated sda3 20 GB ext3 sda4 20 GB ext4 I would like to allocate the unused space on sda2 to my Ubuntu partition on ...
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Ubuntu (and any other linux os) not booting from cd or usb

I will tell you the whole story,one night when i was using KDE on Ubuntu 10.10 Kwin crashed then i shut down the os next day when i booted it the display came completely garbled and i went to safe ...
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What is the proper way to Windows 7/Ubuntu 10.10 Dual-Triple Boot Partitioning for Laptop OEM?

Hi Linux Community, I find my self struggling with the slowness of windows OS once again. It's Time to change with the Ubuntu 10.10 64bit for I like to use a faster Operating System. My Hard Disk ...
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Should I align partitions on an SSD, if so how do I do it at install time?

I just bought a new SSD (OCZ Vertex 2) and plan to do a clean install of Maverick on it (/home is on a separate HDD). I read that it is wise to align SSD partitions. What advantages does it truly ...
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Problems trying to move my /home partition

I was running low in disk space on my Linux box, Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop, (specifically on my /home partition) so I added another disk to it and I am trying to move the home partition into it. I am ...
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How to avoid problems when installing Ubuntu and Windows 7 in dual-boot?

I want to try out Ubuntu (and hopefully choose it as my primary OS). After looking at many versions of it in VirtualBox and from Live CD, I've finally decided to install it. So I defragmented and ...
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How do I resize my current ubuntu partition? [duplicate]

I've got Ubuntu 10.10 installed to use my whole hard-disk, but would like to use the 130GB of free space I've got to create a new partition and do some development on Unity and Natty. Can I use ...
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Size of partitions during Ubuntu install [duplicate]

I think it would be very helpful to users, if they could know beforehand exactly how much disk space they should allocate while opting for advanced partition method during an Ubuntu installation. ...
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Grub rescue problems [closed]

Here is my problem: After deleting the partition containing "Linux-Mint 10" and restarting my laptop, I enter the grub rescue screen. After looking around, none of the resolutions fit my problem. ...
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What is the best way to keep all your files when moving from Windows to Ubuntu?

I've been planning to change my OS to Ubuntu, but my hard disk contains 750GB of files (in two NTFS partitions: 250GB and 700GB). I know that it is possible to keep the larger partition and install ...
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Problems partitioning new laptop for ubuntu [closed]

I was recently trying to partition a new laptop with windows 7, but once I created a new partition that space I had created for Ubuntu is labeled unusable. What should I do? I need ubuntu on my ...
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Change swap (potentially with user data) to ext4

I have a 1 TB external harddisk where I recently installed Ubuntu onto. Before I had some backups there which I didn't want to lose. Therefore I created a new partition for Ubuntu. During this process ...
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Choose another partition for /home directory during installation of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Since this question as addition in another question i created got lost, here is it as a separate question. Is there a possibility to choose another partition for /home directory during installation ...
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What's a simple/standard way to set up a secondary ubuntu server on the same machine?

I manage several ubuntu servers remotely, and occasionally, there will be a need to run fsck on the root partition. From what I've read, the best way to achieve this without physical access to the ...
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Which partitioning program does Ubuntu use during installation?

Which partitioning algorithms use ubuntu during the installation, is it also available as a standalone application or command? Is it gparted?
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How can I create a new partition with mountpoint by splitting an existing partition?

How can I split an existing partition (NTFS) to get space for a new partition and create a mountpoint for it?
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How safe is it to install Ubuntu on a Windows 7 PC - repartitioning the disk?

I am going to install Ubuntu on a brand new PC, which comes with some OEM installation of Windows 7. I know that Ubuntu can resize an existing Windows NTFS partition, so that it has free space to ...
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How can i move an encrypted home directory to another partition?

How can i move a enrypted home directory to another partition? Are there differences between moving an unencrypted home directory to another partition and an encrypted home directory? Perhaps does ...
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Missing Sound After Cleanup and Moving of Home Directory

First, I used Ubuntu Tweak's clean up feature, so I may have accidentally removed something important through that... So I just moved my home folder from the main partition to it's own partition so ...
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What is the best way to partition, and what is the best file-system for a new Hard Disk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's your recommendation on drive partitioning schemes for a desktop and home server? Is Btrfs in Maverick considered stable? Bonus: What is the "best" filesystem ...
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Installing Ubuntu 10.10 / Windows 7 dual boot confusion

I had an Ubuntu 9/Windows 7 dual boot. (I almost never use the Windows side, actually.) Ubuntu was bugging me to update, so I tried it (backing up everything first). Somehow, the update failed (I ...
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How to extend Ubuntu disk space without using Live CD?

I first installed Windows 7 from factory, then installed Ubuntu. I ran out of space, but there is a lot in Windows partition. So I wanted to allocate some space from the Windows partition to Ubuntu ...
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Add unallocated space to extended partitions

In a PC where I need to install Ubuntu, I have the following disk partitions from the left side of partition table as of now: NTFS - Primary windows vista Extended - 3 Nos. all NTFS - middle one ...
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Is it possible (aka safe) to resize a partition while the system is running?

I'm talking about resizing my root partition (/), while the system is on (I know that's usually impossible, but I'm just hoping there is some way to do it). I want to know if there is some way I can ...
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How to remove Windows partition and install Fedora 14?

I currently have a dual-boot setup with Ubuntu and Windows. Now I would like to remove the Windows partition which is 150GB and install Fedora 14. In other words, I want to be able to dual-boot ...