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 move 'home' to the main Ubuntu partition

I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu 13. So far, I'm loving it. The writers really tried to think of everything, and have done a good job of keeping the O/S modern. Nonetheless, it is still a bit ...
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assistance recovering/reinstalling/installing ubuntu and win7 [closed]

New computer with Windows 7 installed, I defrag, shrink, re-boot from Ubuntu LiveUSB, go to gparted and look at partitions before installing Ubuntu....for some reason Win7 is still taking up 400G of ...
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Partition Alignment Confusion [duplicate]

I have a new Samsung 840 250GB SSD on the way, and I want to make sure that everything is running optimally after install. I've spent many frustrating hours on the internet trying to understand how I ...
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Installing Ubuntu help

I have a PC with 2 HDDs, and want to install Ubuntu 13.04 . Unfortunately, my active partition is not on my Windows XP partition. I assume my drive list when boot from LiveUSB similar like this: ...
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installing ubuntu 13.04 along side window 7 64 bit

I have a 64 bit computer with windows OS. Here are my specifications: core i3 processor 4 gb ram nvdia ge210 hard disk with 680 gb memory In my windows installation I have C: drive with 104 gb, D: ...
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Managing a remote ubuntu server [closed]

I hire an Ubuntu server which I access remotely and I purchased a domain for my webpage. I am totally new to this server thing and to Ubuntu as well. What applications should I install on the server? ...
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How to change ext4 Hard drive partion to NTFS for installing Windows xp?

I have a ubuntu in Root directory with separated Home directory. This is all my hard partition. I inserted xp cd to install it but I can't find any hard drive suggestion ! I decided to boot it by ...
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after a reboot banshee cant find music files (stored on D: partition with ntfs format)

i recently made the step towards ubuntu 13.04 and while using banshee as well as with rythmbox every time i restart my machine she cant find my music files. (big ¨!" in front of the songs) i have to ...
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How to set up an inter-OS partition?

I need a working partition configuration for use and accessibility on both Ubuntu and Windows. I have an 8GB USB flash drive onto which I am installing Ubuntu 11.10 so that I can have a personal ...
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Files lost during move & power failure

I was moving (using the default Ubuntu file manager) some photos from my SD card (formated FAT32) to a NTFS drive on my computer when a power failure occured. After that, I used the SD card in my ...
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New Install and Gaming Issues

I'm totally new to linux, but I've basically had enough with using windows. A recent HDD failure has prompted me to take this as a good time to switch (my new setup will be a 250GB SSD and 1TB HDD for ...
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Install Ubuntu in a specific partition side by side with windows 7 [duplicate]

i have one question. My computer have two partition. First is 32GB with windows 7 and the other empty space is 22Gb and i would like to install Ubuntu in it. How to do it? Because i always encounter ...
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“Serious errors found HF checking the drive for /home” After Moving /home to external HFSplus partition

I just installed Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" and Ubuntu 11.10 on my MacBook Pro using these instructions: Creating a shared home partition between Linux and Mac OS X. After changing the location of my home ...
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Remove drive partitions before Installing 12.04?

I have an old box and want to switch to Ubuntu 12.04. It has two hard drives. The first is a 40 gig disk that runs Windows XP; the other is 80 gigs partitioned into 40, 20, and 20 gigs. I am ...
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Installed ubuntu on wrong hard drive, how do I remove?

I have a 128gb SSD with Windows 7 installed and a 500gb disk partioned into 100gb and 400gb. I incorrectly installed Ubuntu on the 400gb partition and as a result have no option to select Ubuntu as an ...
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Installing Ubuntu, stuck on partitioning

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer and I'm stuck on partitioning. I get the message: "Some of the partitions you created are to small. Please make the following partitions at least ...
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Issues with LVM partition size in Server 13.04

I am new to ubuntu and a little confused about how hard drive partitions and LVM works. I remember setting up Ubuntu server 13.04 and telling to to use 1TB of a 3TB server. Well I have maxed that ...
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How can I partition my ubuntu? [duplicate]

I install ubuntu , I am dual booting Windows and Ubuntu , I am using 500 GB HDD , Ubuntu is given 10 GB only. Any possibility if I Move some windows space to ubuntu ? Thanks
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot up is unreasonably slow

One of the things I like about Ubuntu is the allegedly fast boot time, unfortunately that's not the case for me anymore. On my computer Ubuntu itself boots up in forty seconds (from choosing Ubuntu ...
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What are the consequences laptop running out power while GParted is running?

I was fixing my partition with GParted and it seemed to work well. But, my laptop suddenly ran out of power and I didn't realize it, then it turned off while GParted was still running which was at ...
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Increase the partition size of Ubuntu

I have 1TB hard disk. I have installed ubuntu on a 30GB partition and the rest is for Windows 8. I want to increase the ubuntu partition size to 100GB. How do I do this?
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Partition for other Linux Distros [closed]

I have 320 GB of HDD and installed Ubuntu to all partition but what if I want to install debian or any other linux distro to the remaning drive parts that are not in use ? Thanks in advance!
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Which partition should I install on on a Dell XPS 13?

I just bought the dell ultrabook xps 13, but I have some difficulties to install ubuntu 12.04. Problem is about Hard-Disk partition. Actually, the sda has already 4 part : and I don't want delete ...
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“No boot device available” after Dual Boot Install Attempt with Windows 8

I was trying to install Ubuntu to my Dell Inspirion desktop that already has Windows 8 (machine is a couple months old). Here's the string of events as they played out: I followed the instructions ...
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Partitioning the hard drive

I just built my first computer and it works (kind of). I want to have both Ubuntu, Windows and 1 other OS, but I don't know how to partition the drive. I go to "Install Ubuntu" then "Continue" then ...
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Grub2 ERROR: no such partition on boot 13.0.4

---Update--- So I discovered something odd. If I select SDA4 in reffit, I get an error no partition found error described below. If I use PLOP boot manager in the DVD drive and select SDA4 then I ...
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How to fix Ubuntu getting stuck at creating ext4 file partition on LivecCD?

I have an Acer Aspire One. Not sure what version. I've had it for a year or two on Windows and then suddenly, I couldn't boot Windows anymore. So I decided to use Ubuntu. I first tried Ubuntu 13.04. ...
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What partition table does the ubuntu 12.04 installer make?

What partition table does the Ubuntu 12.04 live CD installer make? Or can you choose that? Or should I use Gparted when I make the partitions for best compatibility?
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how to restore window partition in ubuntu dual booting? [duplicate]

my pc hard disk 500gb.my computer C,D,E,F,G ,H Partition .c is window 8 partition.H installed Ubuntu 12.10 used dual booting. I try replaced Ubuntu 13.04 install .I choose erase button few seconds I ...
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How to convert /tmp partition in to other format ? also give some details about /tmp partition?

I'm new to Ubuntu so don't know much about partitions. I have a 320Gb Hard-drive on a HP DV6 i3 2150us. When I was installing Ubuntu I gave 100 Gb to /tmp mount point thinking that it would be a ...
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Which Partition do I install alongside Windows on an HP Pavillion dv7?

I'm trying to install along side windows on an HP Pavillion dv7. I've installed ubuntu on other machines, so I know a little about the process. If I remember right, my HD had too many partitions, and ...
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What happens to the file system when you “install alongside” during install,

I have a MacBook with a 200GB partition and 50GB free space. When I boot from a USB stick to install Ubuntu 13.04 the installer gives me the option of "installing alongside Mac OS X" or "something ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and Fedora

I'm thinking about dual booting my current ubuntu 12.04 OS with fedora 18. My question is when I shrink the current ubuntu partition, which takes the whole disk (with Gparted) will I be able to share ...
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Raid Partition Setup

I have 4 drives that I would like to install a RAID 5 on. 1) 80GB 2) 2TB 3) 2TB 4) 2TB Can someone help me figure out what the partition setups should look like? I am installing ubuntu server 12.04 ...
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Partition table unrecognized on gParted, shown wrong in Disks

I had dual boot on my old laptop (2006), with win XP and Ubuntu 13.04 witch was installed after the XP, and everything worked well for me. So, as per usual, I decided to re-install my XP, witch ...
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Help restoring partitions

I need some help. I have two partitions: one is / and the other is Home. I have an image created with Clonezilla of my partition /. If I want a fresh install of Ubuntu can I seth the path to my ...
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ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 dual partition. Extending ubuntu memory

Previously, I have installed Windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 as dual boot on my 320 GB laptop. I have three partitions. 200 GB - Window's 7 is installed in it. 100 GB - NTFS partition its name is (new ...
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How can I resize my filesystem partition?

So, when I installed Ubuntu a long time ago, I made five partitions. System Reserved 500 mb Windows 8 partition 250gb Ubuntu swap 5 gb Ubuntu "/" 10 gb Ubuntu "home" 40 gb I only got 1 gb free on ...
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Remove Ubuntu 10.10 without affecting Ubuntu 12.04 in the same hard drive

I installed 10.10 to try the Macbuntu theme (evidently enough, it didn't work). I am trying to uninstall it, but I also have 12.04 on the same hard drive. How would I go about removing 10.10 without ...
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What is an extended partition for? Is it comes by default when Ubuntu installed via a CD? [duplicate]

What an extended partition is for? Is it comes by default when Ubuntu installed via a CD? If not why I see an extended partition in my Ubuntu 12.04 OS? Thank you.
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Replaced Window7(4drives) with Ubuntu13.04(empty) Lost all data, TestDisk did not help [duplicate]

I have 500gb of HDD with 4 drives on Windows7, While installing Ubuntu 13.04 I selected Replace Windows (Expected to Replace Windows7 on C drive) But it Removed all the Data from other 3 drives and ...
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Help with having Windows 7 and Linux on one laptop HDD? [duplicate]

I would love to install Ubuntu but I don't want to lose Windows 7 SP1. I am really afraid to make a partition unless it's a fresh HDD with nothing on it.(new PC, etc) Anyone have a very detailed video ...
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Please help me, install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8

I don't intend to duplicate the question, but I haven't found this same problem. I'm newbie and now I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 8. My storage are partitioned as: 120 ...
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How do I make Ubuntu the default partition? [duplicate]

Recently I asked this question and it was marked as a duplicate and not correctly answered. I was even referred to this link which does not address what I am questioning about... How to uninstall ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after deleting a partition

I have a laptop that I run 2 OSs on, Ubuntu and Chromium. They are on separate hard drives, and I physically swap the drives when I want to change the OS. Recently I wanted to install Windows 7 ...
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Grub error after removing partition [duplicate]

So I think I've possibly done something pretty dumb. Basically I was running out of space on my ubuntu partition and I knew i had a 40GB partition at the end of the disk which was called OS2. I'm ...
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Cannot see USB drive (even with sudo fdisk -l command)

Ubuntu newbie here. I just bought a 3G USB key, and I need to install the software, which is found in the USB key itself. The problem is that Ubuntu cannot "see" it. I found a couple of commands ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't see internal hard drive on DELL Vostro 3360

I just received a new DELL Vostro 3360, it has Windows 7 preinstalled. When it comes to the partition window I can't see the hard drive there. I see only /dev/sda or /dev/sdb (either one and in both ...
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How do I create partitions from unused disk space?

I am attempting to create a 4GB partition on my Ubuntu boot partition. Under Gparted it says I have 26.19gb of unused space, how do I create a 4gb partition from this? The resize option is greyed out, ...
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Issue with LVM not able to add new drives

Fdisk, lv/pv/vgdisplay: anubis@Anubis:~$ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for anubis: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 45 heads, 63 sectors/track, 344540 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors ...