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

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How do I resize partitions using command line without using a GUI on a server?

I only access the server via terminal and I can't use graphical tools such as gparted! I need it because I want to create a new partition from a part of root about 768mb to create a swap partition. # ...
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Transfering my Ubuntu install onto a replacement hard drive

Today I am planning on swapping out my ridiculously small 20gb hard drive, for a less small 80gb. Only issue is that it's my Ubuntu drive and I'd rather not go through the install process again. I ...
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How to mount a partition on an internal drive using USB live

I have some problems with my computer. I can't boot, so I've booted it using live USB. I wanted to check what's going on with my computer, but I don't know how to mount the partition. On my disc (...
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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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Whoops! Low disk space!

I wasn't expecting to use Ubuntu for so long, and I heard that the partition thingy is fixed, you only get to pick how much space you want once You can't go back, that's what I heard Is there a way ...
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Partitioning Help

Does Ubuntu partition drives when you install it alongside Windows 7? I remember reading that the maximum partition allowed is 4 (or something)
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Installation with Live CD

I have a 12.04 live DVD. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows XP until I move the files on Windows to an external drive. However, when I get to the install section it gives me several options for ...
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Will Ubuntu format and erase the partition I intend to install it on?

I've never installed Ubuntu (or any linux distro) on a hard drive before but now I want to install it on a partition and have a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 being on the C drive and Ubuntu on the ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7?

I'm trying to set up a dual boot Lenovo Ideapad that came with Windows 7. Lenovo uses up 4 partitions out of the box. They are: (unnamed) 14GB LENOVO D: 30GB SYSTEM_DRV 200MB Window7_OS C: 400GB ...
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“Disk drive for dev/mapper/cryptswap 1 is not ready”

I get the following message on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386 during the boot process: Disk Drive for dev/mapper/cryptswap 1 is not ready or not present It will give me the message about 3 times and then ...
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Gparted moved Linux partition — no longer boots

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OSX installed and Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to resize my Ubuntu partition, so I booted to a 10.04 liveCD and used GParted to "move/resize" my Ubuntu partition. ...
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Can't find the “free space” in the partition table while installing ubuntu

I am trying to install ubuntu with pre-installed Win 8.1, I shrinked the C parition and I have the unallocated parition in disk management .But when I am at the parition table step in installing ...
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Ubuntu doesn't save state after hibernation

As of yesterday, I had been using Ubuntu 14.04 with a 3GB swap-space. However, I was finding that I was unable to hibernate if I had more than 3GB of RAM in-use. So, I booted on a LiveUSB of Gparted, ...
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Gparted not working correctly

So, I'm using gparted as an application installed with sudo apt-get install gparted on Xubuntu 14.0 with MATE. I'm trying to resize my Mac's hard drive partition down for free space. What happens ...
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Are there any issues with backing up Ubuntu running on an internal SSD drive to an internal HDD?

I'm configuring a new Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS machine and will be using a Samsung 512 GB SDD in my first internal hard drive bay. I've got a couple extra 500 GB HDD's that I don't want to waste, plus ...
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How to get these files back?

I ran the rm -rf / command on my kubuntu system and i ended all losing everything on my system. I've seen several data recovery tools like foremost and testdisk but they all talk about running it ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu and keep Steam game data?

I wanted to know how I could keep my data from Steam if I were to upgrade my Ubuntu version in the future. I have a very great amount of experience of Linux and I have installed Ubuntu before. I know ...
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Folder Permissions for new partition - can't move files [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I used the install CD to repartition my HD by resizing /dev/sda1 and creating /dev/sda3 as a Primary Partition. I named it "Media". When I reboot from HD, when I try to move ...
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Can not see C drive ( windows installed ) in list of devices in Nautilus

Let me tell how the problem started. I needed more free space for D drive, so i extended free space for D drive from C drive by using the the function EXTEND of Mini Partition Tools Wizard. Then the ...
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Resizing extended partition with gparted

I'm trying to move down a chunk of unallocated data all through the end of a hdd containing an extended partition. I'm doing these operations on a live usb, the screenshot below is taken on the main ...
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GPT partitioning on a bios/non-efi motherboard with a SSD

I have a 2 year old Intel DH67CL1 BIOS motherboard(non-efi). I am reading about GPT partitioning and wonder whether it is useful in my case. I have still reservations whether to use GPT and what ...
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Problem partitioning ubuntu as dual boot

I have installed windows 8.1 (64bit), when i try to install ubuntu alongside with windows, it doesn't shows the Alongside windows option, and when we select sometlthing else option, it shows as if the ...
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GParted Unknown Partition [duplicate]

I recently opened up GParted to partition some space and I noticed an unknown partition being listen. I don't know whether this is why my computer has booting/waking from suspend really slowly but if ...
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How do I recover my data from a failing hard disk?

The other day I copied about 230GB of data from one external HDD to my new external HDD. I woke up, ensured that everything was working properly, and shut down the computer. Today I decided to use the ...
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No swap installed. Why is swap value still 60?

I purposely installed 14.04.01 LTS with no swap partition because I do not require it for what I do. Just curious why cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness still produces a value of 60. I'm considering ...
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Installing Ubuntu without deleting other partitons

I have a laptop with windows 7 installed but I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04. My question is that is there a way to install Ubuntu 14.04 without deleting the data on my other partitions like D: drive,...
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Forget to configure a separate partition for /home

I recently installed Ubuntu, manually partitioning the hard disk. I created a 16GB partition for / (root), and a swap partition, with 226GB free that I intended to use for /home, but I forgot to add ...
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Does resizing / and /home keep the system as previous?

Referring from this question: increase-size-of-and-home, I want to know that if i follow the process in the solution will it affect my system? Currently my system looks like this, I want only to ...
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Slow boot/resume from suspend

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows 8.1 on my laptop and have been enjoying it a lot. I realized some day that I wanted to give more space for my root and home partitions (they ...
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Can't boot from CD/Install Windows

My issue is with Ubuntu 14.04. I have recently installed Ubuntu over Windows 8, being unhappy with Windows. After playing with Ubuntu, I discovered that some of my hardware and software is ...
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Converting Primary to Logical Partitions

I am dual booting Ubuntu on Windows 8, and during the install, I get no option to install alongside Windows 8. A previous question gave me the information that I needed to make my partitioned drive ...
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how to install ubuntu manually with creating or modifying partitions

the major problem which i was facing earlier was extra number of partitions of windows OS. due to which while installing ubuntu an option appears to install ubuntu alongside host OS but the option ...
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Windows 8/ Ubuntu Dual Installation Problem!

Okay, so I have fulfilled all the requirements necessary to dual booting Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Windows 8 (disabling secure boot and fast boot, making liveCD, and partitioning 50gb of free space on my 2tb ...
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Deleting Windows Partition + Installing Ubuntu = Please Help!

I installed Linux Mint about 2 years ago because my Windows side failed to boot. With Linux I was able to access the files I needed on the Windows side immediately, and go about my day (I did this in ...
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Why might parted mklabel not work?

I've just got a new ssd card which I'm trying to partition. I have already used it and I know it is in a good condition, still I've had a lot of trouble, and it has come to using parted to try and fix ...
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WD Elements 1042 External Will not work

I'm trying to get all my data at this point. Any help? Once and a while it will mount but cant get data off quickly. Error Message: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/ubuntu/Elements: Command-line `...
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How to recover lost partitions data?

I have a 2TB SATA drive that was being used as file storage on my UBUNTU computer. I was re-imaging my windows box so I used that drive to back up some files to it. I did this by taking the drive from ...
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How to split a partition on an almost full drive? (install windows dual-boot) [duplicate]

How to split a partition on an almost full drive? I want to also install windows as dual-boot, but my hard drive is almost full. I'll free 20 GB and try to install windows on this. Any pitfalls to ...
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when I try to install ubuntu in dual boot it will not display partition of my windows so what is the problem?

when I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 along with my windows 8.1 in dual boot it doesn't show me the partitions of my windows 8.1 and a free block that i had created. please give me the solution.
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users and shares on external partition

I have tried my upmost to get this working and have lost the will to live but am not going to give up! Basically, I have 1 SSD which I have just installed Ubuntu 14.4.01 on fresh and I have created a ...
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md5sum check fails for every iso download and errno5 error during install everytime

I have a toshiba satellite e55-a5114 laptop that had win8 on it and after a failed install of ubuntu 14.04 desktop amd64 from usb the machine no longer will boot to win8 or allow install of 14.04 ...
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Partition and file system scheme for Win 7 and Ubuntu 14 dual boot with UEFI and GPT [closed]

After looking through a lot of different guides and information on this site and others, I have a basic idea of a partitioning scheme to use for a dual boot Ubuntu-Win7 machine but I'm not so clear ...
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How to recover Audio files from a External HDD?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for everyday use, from coding to watching movie. I have a Dell's 1TB External Hard Drive. Where I organize all my files. In this Hard Drive there is a Directory 'Audio Music' ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't boot after moving to different partitions

My original setup: SSD: /dev/sdc1: Windows System Reserve /dev/sdc2: Windows /dev/sdc3: /root HDD1: /dev/sda1: NTFS Storage HDD2: /dev/sdb2: Windows Documents /dev/sdb1: Extended /dev/sdb5: /...
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Restoring previous Windows 7 data after a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Sorry if this has been asked before. Hope you'll bear with Linux newbie.... Fairly new to Ubuntu. Installed it on my desktop previously running win7. I backed up my data in the C partition and ...
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How long for 14.04 installation to repartition disk

So I wanted to replace 12.04 alongside W7 by 14.04 alongside W7. Trying the upgrade path resulted in a crash, grub badly mutilated apparently. So tried a fresh install. 14.04 recognises W7 so I ask ...
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cryptswap1 Probably Eating RAM; Stuck in GParted; How to Fix?

To flow into the problems I had been dealing with, my copy of Lubuntu 13 became so unstable that I decided to do a fresh install of the alternative install of Lubuntu 14. Had quite a bit of trouble ...
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Having trouble running more than one vmware vm simultaneously on Ubuntu

I have a i7 machine with 8GB RAM and two external harddisks, both contains a NTFS partition, today I noticed some gaps while booting a second vm under Ubuntu, which took more than 5 minutes to boot up,...
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improve performance - NTFS to ext4

My laptop is 7 year old HP compaq with ubuntu 12.04. It was dual booting with windows partition. I was not using windows for the last 1 year and formatted and the windows drive and removed it. ...
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How can I create one logical volume over two disks using LVM?

Hi. I've got a working Ubuntu 12.04 server, which is going to serve as media server. I've added two disks of size 3TB to put my data on, and I wish to combine these as one 6TB logical volume which I ...