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

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Unable to use new SATA 3TB drive in Ubuntu 12.04

I bought a new Seagate 3TB SATA-II HD. I installed it in the computer myself. The Disks program in Ubuntu recognizes the HD. When I try to create a partition table in Disks, I get this error: Error ...
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Deleting Windows after Installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop using the Windows Interface installer and it works just fine but now I want to get rid of Windows 7 permanently because it is simply a burden and uses up 50GB of ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu and Lubuntu so that their basic programs are separate but they share programs installed after the main installation?

I was wondering if it is possible to install Ubuntu and Lubuntu so that their basic programs are separate but they share programs installed after the main installation of them both and they share a ...
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Can't boot windows partition

What I have? 500gb harddrive - 500gb for Windows 1000gb harddrive - 500gb for Ubuntu - 500gb for Extra Storage Problem Description I am unable to boot my computer except by USB at the moment. So I ...
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Installation process

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 in hdd ,there is no other Operating System available in my hard disk.So will U please tell me ,the complete process that how to make partition in the hard disk.... The ...
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Disk mounted shows wrong size in df, and appears empty

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS This is my fstab UUID=dcd55b7f-3157-4e75-9372-bcab5b0ac7cf / ext4 defaults,discard 0 0 /dev/sdc1 /mnt/DATA auto defaults 0 0 The problem is on ...
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How do you install 13.04 on a separate hard drive? [duplicate]

I currently run Windows 7 on my 1 TB hard drive, but also have a spare 320 GB hard drive. I have a USB with Ubuntu 13.04 loaded on it, and my goal is to have Windows 7 on the 1 TB hard drive and ...
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GParted cannot identify swap partition on Ubuntu 13.04

I had a major system crash, after which I reinstalled Ubuntu 13.04. The problem was that I wasn't sure about creating a partition for swap using GParted because from what the online tutorials seemed ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop with 3 primary and 1 extended partition existing already?

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 1985 23975935 11986975+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sdb2 * 23975936 24180734 102399+ 7 ...
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grub rescue when trying to fix dualboot with Windows 8, what can I do? [duplicate]

I formatted the partition containing Ubuntu 13.04 running parallel with Windows 8, I then merged the partition disk into another disk and that is where the problem starts. When I restart the computer ...
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The state of partitioning tools?

What is the state of partitioning tools in Linux? Which tools are recommend and which should I stay away from? Namely I am interested in fdisk, cfdisk, sfdisk and the fdisk and cfdisk variants that ...
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Turn old boot disk into secondary drive without losing data

I have a 2TB drive with XBMCBuntu 12.04.3 installed on it and also about 1.5TB of data.I have a new, small HDD (40GB) and want to install the OS on it. I would like to keep the data on the HDD but ...
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My boot partition is filling up. What's the solution?

How do I know what is safe to remove? Can I make the partition larger without damaging data in that or adjacent partitions? Thanks for any help.
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Which bits of Ubuntu need to be on an SSD?

I'm in the process of rebuilding a budget system from used parts. One of the components will be an 8GB SSD, to speed up the machine while continuing to use my 1TB conventional HD. I already use a ...
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How to mount EXT4 drives from another system

I had a testbed 13.04 server which had a boot volume partitioned into three, root, swap and Workspace as well as two other drives running in raid 1. The Workspace and raid volumes were setup using LVM ...
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I don't have the option to install ubuntu alongside windows 7; which partition can i delete?

I have a lenovo ideapad running Windows 7 and I want to install ubuntu option. I already installed ubuntu on my parents desktop using a boot dvd. When I run to the installation process on my laptop I ...
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Ubuntu preseed partman gets partition type and size wrong

I want to write a partman recipe in my Ubuntu 12.04 server installer preseed file to partiton my disk. I want it to make the following partitions: BIOS boot area for supporting GPT type partition ...
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My home folder is owned by root, how can I fix this?

I put my home folder on its own partition following the instructions in the Ubuntu Documentation Partitioning/Home/Moving wiki. Now I'm not the owner of my own home folder. How can I fix this? I ...
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help with partitions/ changing existing partitions?

My boot partition seems to be filling up. I assume it is from updates? I'm a few MB from maxing it out. Can I take from adjacent partitions without damaging data? From Gparted sda1 ext4 ...
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Manual Partitioning Help

I want to tri-boot my HP G6 laptop. i wana install windows, ubuntu and linux kali using UEFI.. i want to install them making manual partitions... First m installing windows...For that following ...
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Remove Ubuntu 13.04 and put Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu and chose option 'something else' and i created partitions, but now i cant boot to windows but when i re-install Ubuntu there is an option to install it along with windows 7. ...
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Merging Extended partition with Unallocated Space: Error

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 which is on a dual boot with Windows 7. I initially had 30 GB for Ubuntu ,but I decided I need more , now I booted Ubuntu from its Live CD ,used GParted , shrunk Windows ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot!

I installed ubuntu ver. 13.04 from a flash drive. I already partitioned my drive which has windows. I selected ex4 and formatted the disk space. It installed correctly. Then it asked to restart. When ...
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Trying to mount backup of /dev/sda as ext4 for recovery, fdisk reports invalid partition table

I used dd if=/dev/sda of=~/backup.img where /dev/sda was an ext4 filesystem. I want to perform recovery on it which means I need to mount it as ext4 filesystem using extundelete application. Can ...
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How can I fix “The creation of swap space in partition #6 of SCSI2 (0,0,0) (sda) failed” while installing Ubuntu?

Edit: Updated my question with screenshots I have a 500 GB built-in hard disk. I have 3 primary partition. C: - 100GB - Primary Partition - Windows 7 installed D: - 150GB - Primary Partition E: - ...
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Safe to create a swap partition using GParted?

I went through this forum post, and found out that it is possible to install a swap partition after installation of the OS. I just wanted a guide as to how I should do it so as to have it done safely ...
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I want to Install Ubuntu in a specific partition

I have two partitions: I want to install Ubuntu in my first partition without losing any data on the other. I need to use them after the installation. My other question is if my nVIDIA Geforce ...
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Installed Ubuntu, Unable to open Windows 8

I got bored with the Windows 8 and tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I had trouble installing it and looked for help. I learnt that I had to make the root as "/" and format the drive as Ext 2 or 3 or ...
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Why doesn't available space increase if I grow my virtual hard drive? [duplicate]

I have increased my Ubuntu's hard disk size to 40GB. But still I don't see it's increased! I increased it through VM → Settings → Hard Disk(SCSI) → Utilities → Expand. When I power on and and see in ...
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Best partition layout for specific setup

I work at a webdevelopment company and we're all getting new PC's. Our plan is to run a dual-boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7 or 8. I've setup a few of these systems so I know the how of it, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't see my 2TB hard drive

I have a small problem. I switched today from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 13.04 on my home PC. I have installed 3 hard drives - 250GB, 500GB and a 2TB. On the 250GB I have installed the system - clean ...
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bootmgr is missing [duplicate]

How do I setup the file system and partitions to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu? Bootmgr is missing, and the OS cannot be found. I've looked at a few utilities, like UBCD, but they are somewhat ...
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Grub Rescue set on partition that doesn't exist

I recently got a new laptop with Windows 7 installed. I downloaded 12.04 LTS ISO and created a bootable USB stick. I booted into Ubuntu on my laptop and installed Ubuntu, choosing the 'side by side' ...
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Which version of ubuntu for installing alongside windows 8 OR formatting windows without touching ubuntu 12.04 in its partition

I have windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside, within a partition each. Since I had upgraded from windows 7 after having installed ubuntu, I had no problem with the ubuntu installation back ...
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How to move Ubuntu from one disk to another while keeping windows (using clonezilla?)

My current system drive is shared with windows and is running out of space. I have lots of programs installed and settings made in my Ubuntu system so I would really like to not have to re-install and ...
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Disk Quota questions

I have some problem when I'm trying to allocate disk limit for user in Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS system. I use edquota to specify the amount of disk space for user after edit fstab file. Here are some ...
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Installing Linux and then Window [duplicate]

I have windows 8 installed. I want to remove it completely and install Linux first. Then later I might need to install Windows 7 as well. I'm installing Linux from a bootable USB right now. If I ...
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How do I install 13.04 alongside windows on an Intel Raid 5?

Whenever I try to install Ubuntu I run into issues. All the live CD's don't display the Intel raid 5 and show multiple drives. When I tried the 12.04 alternative, And the Raring Minimal ISO. The raid ...
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How to fix kernel panic with read/write error? [duplicate]

Whenever I start my computer it first says "error attempt to read or write out of partition". Then on another screen it says: [ 1.378476] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unsble to mount root ...
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How to create partition from running onepartition? [duplicate]

Hello i am new in ubuntu. While setuping ubuntu i pressed replace windows 8 and it did. But the problem is it also deleted other partition. Now is there any way to slice my one partition into 2 ...
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I want to delete Ubuntu from the Partition on my Mac, but I cannot access my Mac OS system

I made a partition on my iMac to install Ubuntu, which I did by DVD. I've been using it for a while but, I wanted to switch over to my Mac OS and When I restart my comp and hold down the "alt" button ...
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Split partition with Ubuntu 13.04 and windows 7 [duplicate]

How do I split the partition without loosing my windows OS and files .I am mainly concerned about the new table.
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How to format a 4k sector hard drive?

I bought a Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB hard drive. It was sold inside an enclosure. I formatted to ext4, copied some data to it and then I removed it from the enclosure and connected it directly to the ...
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Hard drive in software RAID5 dissapeared

I have 6 HDDs in my box, 2x256Gb ATA OCZ-AGILITY4 SSDs. Each is partitioned into one block of 48Gb and one block of 208Gb. The 48Gb partitions are RAID0 striped and serve as the swap space (md0). ...
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How to recover partially formatted ext4 partition (testdisk did not help)

I have а 2TB "single ext4-formatted partition" HDD. Recently, while working under Windows 7 on the same machine, I have damaged the aforementioned partition. What happened is that while I was trying ...
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Boot from a partition (Windows 8)

I'm currently running Windows 8 on an HP Pavilion g7 laptop and I tried installing Ubuntu 13.04 from my flash drive just recently. Installation went as normal and I created a 50 GB partition for it. ...
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Do I use ext4 for all partitions (such as / and /boot)? What are the other formats used for?

I'm installing ubuntu onto a new laptop with 24gb SSD and a 500gb HDD. I wanted to put / and swap onto the SSD and /home onto the HDD. Is there anything I shouldn't use ext4 for? I do not ever intend ...
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Can't read partition table of 3TB USB disk

I've connected a 3TB disk via SATA and formatted it with a GPT partition table and added a single partition. Now, after moving the disk into an external enclosure and connecting it via USB, the ...
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Can I delete system reserved?

I'm currently dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu (both x64). I was able to make it work after using boot-repair via liveCD. I was wondering if I can delete windows' system reserved partition, now that ...
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How to fix Incorrect filesystem property information? [duplicate]

My hard drive has four partitions. Windows 80gb Ubuntu Linux 70gb Storage 530gb Recovery 14gb I used Gparted (booted Linux from pen drive) to remove 30 GB from storage and subsequently ...