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

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error mounting partition

I have a Samsung laptop which received a bump yesterday. After that, the system doesn't load the Windows (Vista), the screen remains black, doesn't boot. I burn a LiveCD with Ubuntu to try to back up ...
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installing ubuntu in a predefined partition

my 500 gb hdd has 5 partition. 4 among of them are of NTFS file system and partially occupied with data. another partition where i want to install ubuntu is of 52 gb. now i want to know in which file ...
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Just installed 11.10 and Windows 7 is now Missing

After dual-booting Ubuntu 11.10 successfully on another computer, I finally decided it was time for me to make the leap from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. However, the installation on my Dell Inspiron Laptop ...
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HD external error, file system seem damaged, and cannot look file with testdisk/photorec… NTFS

comment: nb:hd=harddisk my hd label kiomiiro-nii (upper case) size from box 750 Gb but in propeties 698 gb. i always use fix drive letter using M: for this hdexternal (i dont have a backup because i ...
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Did EFI Partition ruin my hard drive?

I can't access my HDD (Drive D). After having trouble installing Ubuntu on my new EFI system, I couldn't boot either of the OS on my SSD (Drive C). I fixed that problem by running boot-repair, ...
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How do i add an unallocated partition to another partition

How can I add space from unallocated to extended? Can someone please simplify the process? I have no idea what to do. I just deleted my windows partition and i want to add it to my Ubuntu one. Also ...
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Unable to Merge Win7 Partition with Unallocated Space Released from Xubuntu

Please see the current partitions in Gparted below [edit - I wasn't allowed to post an image, I just posted the output of fdisk -l], I have moved & resized my Xubuntu partition in order to ...
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Create a separate partition like D:\ (of windows) in Ubuntu

I've decided to make a complete switch to Ubuntu.. My thing is, In windows if the OS crashes (which happens very often) all the data in drives D:\, E:\ etc., will be safe. I format the C:\get the new ...
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Ubuntu crashed once shortly after partitioning during install. My second attempt was successful, but I have some concerns

Is there something I should check, or a procedure I should perform, to make sure that nothing is wrong with my hard-drive or partitions? And I noticed that I wasn't asked to define a partition size ...
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How to make a readable FAT16/FAT32 partition on usb stick for Windows access?

I want to create a windows accessible partition(FAT16/FAT32). But even the created partition can read under linux. It can not see on Windows. Just display a driver symbol like E:. I'm using parted ...
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Does Gparted do a True Bit by Bit partition copy

I know this isn't ubuntu specific but since it's linux I was hoping somebody here could answer this question, since I used the 6 questions a day limit on superuser. Does gparted do a true partition ...
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Half of my disk space is assigned to Ubuntu. How can I move some to Windows? [duplicate]

I don't need half my disk space on Ubuntu and I would love to move it back to Windows without having to uninstall and install Ubuntu all over again. I'd appreciate any help on this.
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Is there a command line tool to shrink partition size?

I have searched around and found this page. But is GUi tool. IS there a command line tool I can use to shrink one of my partition size Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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PC is not detecting any boot drive. How to fix this?

I used gparted to shrink the swap space and add it to the drive that had Ubuntu installed in it from Live boot. After doing so, I restarted the computer and then found a black screen saying just this: ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 showing incorrect size of already existing Windows partitions

I'm installing ubuntu 12.10 with live DVD and I have Windows 7 already installed on my machine. My Windows 7 partitions are: C: 150 GB (Windows 7) D: 150 GB (Free) E: 300 GB (Used) F: 10 GB ...
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Which files refer to unallocated partition?

# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 34.4 GB, 34359738368 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4177 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes ...
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Messed up swap on clean install of Xubuntu 12.10

I did a clean install 32 bit Xubuntu using manual partitioning on 1TB drive. The swap partition is missing and the large lvm size cannot be changed using gparted. I want to reduce the size in order ...
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I installed 64 bit Ubuntu with wubi but I need to reinstall 32 bit version instead.

I don't need to save data or anything but I'm aware that, because I used Wubi, it has partitioned the hard drive in ways that I don't understand and I don't think I can keep making more and more ...
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How do I partition my hardrive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resize partition with GParted I am a complete and total newbie when it comes to ubuntu and don't happen to be tech savvy to begin with. I've tried to wrap my head around ...
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Can not login after fresh install, how to debug?

Today, after a fresh install, I can't seem to login with my user account. The Guest account allows me to login, but not my usual account (the one set during install). My account name was used in the ...
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ext4 partition ubuntu lost after Windows 7 installation

I've got this problem: I have one hdd and use ubuntu 12.10 on this hdd with several partitions(one nfts, two ext4 and one unallocated). today after windows 7 installation, and booting with live usb, ...
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How NOT to mount a Windows partion on startup?

I'm going to install Windows and I don't want it's partition to be mounted when Ubuntu starts. How do I do this? Also, are Ubuntu partitions mounted on Windows startup?
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How can I assign space from a logical partition to a primary one (to resize the primary)

I have the following situation: . I want to resize the ntfs partition. Specifically I want to add it 15 GB. What is the best sequence of steps to do? The output from sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda and ...
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Sharing partitions between Ubuntu and Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do i share my files from windows 7 to Ubuntu? I'm going to install W7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1, and my partition tab will look like this: TOTAL HD SPACE: 320GB 120GB - ...
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Resizing ext4 partition and applying it to an NTFS partition in Ubuntu 12.04.1?

I made a miscalculation on my Ubuntu install and now need more space for my Windows (NTFS) partition (sda2). The problem is that I allocated ~ 100GiB to what I thought would be a shared media storage ...
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How can I use my USB flash drive again after I zeroed it out in Disks?

I've used the "Disks" utility to zero out a USB flash drive (pendrive). Now it's not showing up anymore as a usable storage medium. I need to use this usb drive (of 4 GB) again to write an OS image ...
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Installation doen't modify HDD

This is very strange, but I can run the Ububtu Server 12.04 64bit from the live CD to permanently install it on the HD, but when I reboot it reverts back to whatever OS was on the HD prior to the ...
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Ubuntu on ThinkPad. Erase recovery partition and burn a recovery cd instead

I want to turn my dual-boot ThinkPad T400 winXP + ubuntu 12.10 into single Ubuntu machine, i.e. delete Windows and recovery partitions, and use all the disk space for Ubuntu. Before doing so, I ...
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I have formatted a partition for Ubuntu. How do I install it on that partition?

I have a formatted 55GB partition as NTFS, the other part of the hard disk has Windows 7. Is NTFS the right format for Ubuntu? If not how should I format it and with what format? Once I finish ...
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How do I share files between Windows and Ubuntu in a Wubi setup?

I am running Ubuntu Wubi in Windows 7 on my netbook. I want to share files between the two OS's. I know how to make a partition in Windows and give it a name like D: but how do I then access it ...
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I need specific direction: I have a Windows 7 formatted partition of 30g- Completely empty and wanna know how to install Ubuntu-

If I understand correctly, it will not recognize the ntsf file system.... so should I delete that partition? then... 1. create new unformatted partition.. 2. do i wipe it completely clean, as no ...
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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 do I create a file system / partition / volume that would appear in the side bar of my file manager?

Is there a specific mount point to use for a partition so that it would appear separately in the side pane? I mean that it would appear separately in the left pane of PCManFM or Thunar the way ...
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How to make my newly created secondary partition accessible?

I have decided to reinstall my Lubuntu OS and to split on the occasion my partition so as to have a secondary one where long-time files would be stored. I guess what I wanted followed a logic that was ...
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Why am I unable to do anything with my extended partition?

I have an extended 52-gigs partition that I can't seem to see from Linux, I can't mount it, delete it nor format it. How can I reclaim that drive back, I want the space. I manually installed my ...
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How can I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 if I didn't create logical partitions?

So this problem may sound familiar to a dozen other questions like these but I still haven't found an answer to mine in particular. When I installed Ubuntu I thought that when choosing to install it ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and ubundu not see partitions

I'm trying to install both operating systems on dual boot, but ubuntu does not see the hd with two partitions only full hd. In windows explorer have 2 partitions on ubuntu partitioner have only one
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I want to extend my partition

I am currently dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. I have 500GB with 300GB free space on my Windows, and have a 100GB on my Ubuntu. I want to move 200GB from my Windows partition to my Ubuntu ...
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deleting ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? i have ubuntu 12.10 with windows 7 installed on the same hard drive. ubuntu and windows are both installed on different ...
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How to format/partition SD card?

How can I format or partition SD card in Kubuntu? Is there an application with GUI for this?
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Partitioning SD-Card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to format/partition SD card? I want to partition SD-Card to use the Link2SD on android based mobile phone. I should make two partitions. first a Fat partition for ...
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Partition installation issues.How to install ubuntu on 3TB drive with pre-installed Windows 7.

3TB drive partitions: ntfs (100mb) - reserved by Windows 7 ntfs (70Gb) - system partition for Windows 7 unallocated 100Gb for Ubuntu ntfs (385Gb) common files -deocs.. etc... as suggested by 1 mil ...
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trying to install 12.10 does not have option to run alongside of windows, i have 444780 MB of shrink space

Windows says i can shrink the space. Should i use their option or is that too risky also will this change allow me to run ubuntu alongside of windows?
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Can I change file systems inside of partitions within GParted?

I'm looking to share documents, pictures, etc. between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1. I have an extended primary partition (sda4) that is comprised of a swap partition (sda5) and a "/home" mount point ...
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How do I check whether partitions on my SSD are properly aligned?

I just installed ubuntu on my new intel SSD. Now I am not sure, whether paritions are properly aligned in respect to my specific SSD. Here's my fdisk output. $ fdisk -l Platte /dev/sda: ...
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Unable to Create partition to install ubuntu

Unable to install Ubuntu in the 'UNUSABLE' space to create partition for Ubuntu, how can i install Ubuntu.
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How to put /opt and /home on the same partition but different from /?

I'd like to install Ubuntu on two drives, one with / and the other with /opt and /home. But I do not want /opt and /home to reside on separate partitions but on the same one. Is it possible to do ...
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Ubuntu not appearing in GRUB menu after installing alonside Mint

I have been using Mint May 13 for several months, but I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 also. I ran the Ubuntu Live CD and "Installed Alongside". Everything appeared to install correctly, but when I ...
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External Hard Disk Damaged | Not Detecting

I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my external 80 GB hard disk. During installation I selected "Something else" option. I formatted the hard disk there with "free space" as file system. As there was ...