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

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Can't write to flash drive unless root

I formatted my flash drive with GParted and gave it a 32GB FAT32 filesystem. Now, I can only write to it as root! I have tried running the command sudo chown $USER:$USER -R /media/usb0/, but I get an ...
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Installing Multiple OS and prepare the Partitioning

1-I want to install Unbuntu 14.04 or Mint 17 along side with Windows 7 and also I want to install Fedora 20 on my HDD so it will be 3 operating systems, is that possible ? 2-How I can prepare the ...
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Will a fresh installation of Ubuntu recognize two drives that have been in a RAID?

I have a computer with three hard drives - one is the boot drive and the other two are in RAID1. The RAID is software RAID created during the Ubuntu installation. If I reformat and reinstall Ubuntu on ...
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I need help in creating swap after installation 14.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu and forgot to create swap during installation... So I did cut off 4GiB out of my system partition and I'm confused what to do next? I can reboot Ubuntu everything is fine but when I ...
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How can I force startup-disk-creator to install to a specific partition?

I'm trying to make the ultimate boot stick. I've already installed the Windows RE on a partition and shrunken it down to 500 MB (/dev/sdb1). Now I want an Ubuntu LiveCD. So I create a new partition (/...
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Ubuntu partition deleted and cannot boot

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu 14.04LTS partition lately (with Arconis Disk Director under Windows 7), now I cannot boot either into Ubuntu or Windows. After I start my computer, I will be brought ...
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dd confuses grub (and gparted)?

The initial problem was this: I wanted to test the installer I was creating for my app, but of course every time I run the installer it modifies the system, and I needed a way to reset the system to a ...
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Just getting started with Linux

Heyo! Very excited to get using Linux. I'm a low level IT support tech and am used to windows, and never considered Linux just because there wasn't any reason to do so. Picked up a free Lattitude ...
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tried to change home folder location, now can't log in

So obviously this is my first interaction with Linux. Finally got Ubuntu installed and I tried to move my home folder to another partition and followed the instructions here: http://www.maketecheasier....
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Setting up LVM and deleting partition volume

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in VMware. I recently ran out of space so I decided to add a 10GB volume. The problem is I didn't install ubuntu with lvm initially so now I am trying to do it ...
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Root Partition using too much space

I'm having problems with my disk usage. My system monitor says that I have 44,6gb used. But when I run disk usage analyzer, it shows that I have 5.4gb used. My partitions are in LVM. Here some images: ...
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Problem mounting ntfs partition to /media

I'm fairly new to linux and I've been trying to synchronise my music on my dual boot system (windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04). I have tried manually editing fstab and using the disks program, but no ...
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How to partition to dual boot alongside Windows 8 installed on a 128GB SSD?

I've never done any partitioning before, and I want to dual boot Ubuntu along with Windows 8. My problems is that Windows itself is installed on an 128GB SSD, while everything else (the documents etc)...
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Recovering harddrive after using dd [duplicate]

Ok, it was late last night and you know what happens when running sudo at that time...disaster. I ran sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=8k count=10k on two of my harddrives, both containing my ...
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Dividing an existing Ubuntu installation on two physical drives

I am planning to add an SSD drive on my Ubuntu machine. At the moment the computer has a single hard drive, containing the whole install. What I would like to do, is to move the existing installation ...
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Resize my Home ext4 partition with unallocated space

I ve been trying to resize my ubuntu partition(/sda9) with the unallocated space (11.72GB) , I tried Gparted (pic1) but It seems that I can't add the unallocated space pic2 Can you please tell me ...
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Synapse unable to search mounted partition

I have an NTFS partition I use for storage, and I don't manage to have synapse searching into it. For the moment, I have followed this advice, basically removing /media from PRUNEPATHS and running ...
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Windows Hard Drive Recover

I just installed Ubuntu when i had windows 8.1, I am new to Ubuntu but not Linux. I had a second hard drive with my libraries on it because my operating system is on a 120 gigabyte solid state drive. ...
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How to move home partition to different start point?

I have tried moving/resizing partitions before and have ended up on many occasions breaking the installation (somehow). I do android ROM building, so I need to resize my home partition, but my layout ...
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Accessing Window Files in Linux

After mounting the windows partition is the command prompt (sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda2 /media/c) I can't see the document files. The folders shown are Boot, Dell, preload, recovery, sources, system ...
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How to Create Virtual Block Devices

I want to create multiple virtual block devices like /dev/sda and then use them to create an md device for test purpose. I have mounted my root filesystem on /dev/sda1 and don't have extra space to ...
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Need step by step procedure of partitioning hard disk for dual boot

I already have Ubuntu 14.04 installed and would like to install Windows 7 Ultimate as dual boot. My HDD is 1TB Gigabyte F2A55M-DS2. How can I partition my hard drive in a better way.
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/ is not using my entire 30gb partition

So I have some familiar background and experience with ubuntu such as adding repositories, installing drivers, installing packages and software like spotify and skype, etc. But that was on my laptop. ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu on a partitioned hard drive

I had Win7 installed on my laptop, then created a partition and installed Ubuntu on it so I can dual boot. However, being pretty new to Ubuntu I have messed around too much and would simply like to ...
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How to get more space on /boot? [duplicate]

I have tried sudo apt-get clean and bleachbit. I know that my computer has plenty of free space. When I try to get an update it says /boot doesnt have enough free space. Is there any way I can just ...
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Allocate space back to Ubuntu partition?

As you can see from this image: I have 3.90GB of unallocated space (Reference "A"), and 107.68Gb of "unused" space on my Microsoft Windows partition (Reference "B")... I would like to allocate both ...
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Minimum space requirement for /boot partition

One question arise in my mind during the installation of ubuntu that what are the minimum space requirement for the /boot partition ? Because only the kernel, GRUB and initrd file are present in this ...
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How may I can create or resize like c:drive or system drive partition in ubuntu?

How may I can create/resize like c:drive or system drive partition in ubuntu? where software are installed and Operating System is installed too.
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Accidentally partitioned media drive as ext3 during install (was ext4), how can I recover?

I recently did a fresh install of ubuntu on a system with an old ubuntu install. I have a separate hard-drive which used to have a single ext4 partition, but during the install I accidentally selected ...
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thunar is unable to mount/unmount partitions correctly

I have a ntfs partition and i can't unmount it, the error is: Not authorized to perform operation My file manager is thunar and I'm running openbox on my ubuntu (installed by network installer). I ...
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Extending Ubuntu Partition size with the unallocated space (swap is between these two)

My Ubuntu 12.04 is set up on virtualbox, the host system is Windows 7. When setting up my system, I created 8GB VDI hard drive. In a short time I run out of free space, so I increased the size of ...
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Windows 8 partition deleted after install ubuntu 14.04.1!

My friend have laptop, and he downloaded and burned Ubuntu 14.04.1 iso on flash, and he install Ubuntu from flash, but he accidently erasing every things and all partitions, and install ubuntu on one ...
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How to extend partition with free space that is before it using gparted?

I have my Windows partition (C), 9GB of free space and then I have my Linux partition. How do I expand my Linux partition with that 9GB of free space using Gparted and without losing everything I have?...
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Proper use of my drives SSD & HDD

I am fairly new to linux and after I repaired my moms laptop with a broken HDD by installing Ubuntu on an SD card, I thought I might want to change my OS too; since I learned to hate bloody Windows-...
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Ubuntu file sharing server (with samba) using external hard drive

I'm trying to configure a file sharing server using Ubuntu server (with samba). I want the shared files to be saved on an external hard drive (2TB) because the space on the desktop's (which is a new ...
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Formating SSD prior to install multiple OS

Maybe it's a stupid question but is it possible to partition a brand new ssd 500Gb before installing any OS on it? I would like to install Win 7 64bit home premium and linux ubuntu or mint as the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't see partitions

My laptop has 3 partitions, but when I install Ubuntu none of them are visible as in this screenshot from the partition editor on the Live Media. If I create a partition and shrink my volume C ...
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Unable to Resize NTFS Partition

I am having a difficult time recovering from a HD failure. Essentially my SSD drive I was using to run Windows 7 for gaming has gone completely haywire. I am trying to resize an NTFS partition on a ...
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Allocate memory from Windows to Linux partition

I found out I can do that with gparted, but I am just wondering, in my case, how to act and what steps to take, because the partitions situation is messy: So, sda1 and sda2 are the system reserve ...
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Installer of 14.04.1 LTS doesn't recognize Windows 7

I have Windows 7 on my PC but I'm kinda sick of it so I wanted to install Ubuntu. But I have many programs and stuff in W7 that I need so I want to dual boot. But when I'm booting the Ubuntu from my ...
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drive not working in clean ubuntu 14.04.1

I have installed ubuntu clean ubuntu 14.04.1. ubuntu made a default drive having mountpoint '/' in ex4 partion and a swap. i have deleted that both drive and again created a extra dive as in windows(d:...
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Ubuntu Installer does not recognize existing partitions

History of my laptop: Acer E1-572 with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I then dual booted with ubuntu without any problems. Then I came across a booting problem which I resolved by reinstalling ubuntu over ...
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3 TB external, with lots of data, file system not recognized and second partition missing when moved from Windows to Ubuntu

I have a 3 TB Seagate external drive that I removed and placed in my newly built tower. The 2 TB external I did with this works fine, but the 3 TB drive won't recognize, won't mount, and GParted shows ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda2 extended partition with gparted live cd

I recently got a message while updating some programs that my /boot is full. I've been on other posts and everyone says delete files in /boot but I thought making it bigger seems more logical and ...
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How to verify Swap area functioning?

After increasing the Swap area and RAM size, the /dev/sda2 has become the Swap area and there is change in the UUID of swap. When the Ubuntu icon appears first after booting, a long line shows some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Won't turn swap on at boot

I'm using ubuntu as a hypervisor with my production OSes running in VMware. Since I installed everything onto an SSD, I placed the swap file off on a data HDD during install. Once I got everything ...
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Ubuntu Windows Dual boot on the same drive problem [duplicate]

Here's what I did I have an SSD and regular hard drive I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on SSD and Windows on the regular hard drive everything is in harmony Then created another partition on the SSD and ...
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How Do I Install Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Portege z935 Using Something Else?

How do I Install Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Portege z935 Using Something Else?
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Why can't I install Ubuntu or Wubi on a Windows Dynamic Disk?

I've been trying to install 12.04 for a while now, I'm running on Windows 7 and I already made the partition (it's dynamic). I've tried booting from a disc and also the Windows installer. I haven't ...