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

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NTFS / windows partitions disappeared after updating Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10

I updated Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 from the live CD downloaded and then on restart I didn't have anymore the Windows line in the Grub menu and then while in Ubuntu I couldn't find my other partitions at ...
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Can not install Ubuntu (13.04 / 12.04) due to ext4 error

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop 64bit Edition on my new PC. (1TB SATA HDD) I set my mainboard to use BIOS to boot up. At first I tried installing next to Windows 7, got errors. Now I ...
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Why do I keep getting an error when I try to resize ext4 under extended?

I had already assigned unallocated space to my extended partition and now i want to enlarge my ext4 partition. The problem is, it starts and when its almost finished, it gives me an error and makes me ...
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Windows 8.exe…?

I have had windows eight and Ubuntu 13.04 dual booting and working fine(using EasyBCD) I had created partition for Ubuntu of exactly 20GB. Some time later, after never using Ubuntu, I went into ...
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reinstall ubuntu 12.04 preserving /home folder [duplicate]

Note: There's nothing wrong with my current setup. But i just wanted to reinstall Ubuntu with clean state preserving my files /home. I know there are probably duplicate questions about this. But i ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an Asus G75VW with a dual hard drive setup

I've been searching online and cannot find an answer to this question. I have an Asus G75VW with dual hard drives. I have windows 7 installed on the c drive. I want a dual boot setup that will ...
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Problems Installing Ubuntu 13.10 Alongside Windows 7 - gpart shows unallocated space

I've searched for people with similar problems but none of the fixes seem to be working for me. I have a Windows 7 (200gb + 100mb reserved partitions) and the rest (~800gb) as unallocated. This is ...
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Re-sizing the partition after installing Ubuntu

So I just finished installing Ubuntu (13.10) alongside Windows 7 (on the same hard drive). However, I ran into a small problem when I was installing that had to do with the partition sizes. I wanted ...
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How do I list new drives so I can partition and format them?

I added a bunch of drives to an external enclosure and attached it to a server via eSATA and now need to get them ready for software raid. However they do not appear under fdisk -l I've tried looking ...
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Is there any problem if i copy ubuntu partition to any other partiotions?

is there any problem if i copy ubuntu partition and paste it to another patition and deleted the original ubuntu partition using gparted from live usb
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The Creation of Swap Space in Partition #9 of SCSI3 (0,0,0) (sda) Failed

I am trying ubuntu 13.04 from sandisk cruzer blade. I want to install it . I created a partition of 25 GB. I formatted to ex4-or something like that and mounted it to- / But I am reciving - The ...
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accessing files from another partition

I've been using Windows for some time and I've just installed Ubuntu and would like to make available some of the media files (mostly my iTunes songs and movies) to my Ubuntu partition. My question ...
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Computer not recognizing 13.10 as a boot option after install from live USB

I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 64 bit and Saucy 64 bit on a non-UEFI i5 Sony Vaio (except with all Vaio stuff removed) laptop with 8 GB RAM. This is not my first attempt at installing Ubuntu; I ...
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mkfs.ext4 parameters

I have a question about the ext4 filesystem and in specific about the tool mkfs.ext4. mkfs.ext4 -j -O extent <device> What does -j really do? In the manual it says that it creates an ext3 - ...
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Ubuntu install on external USB hard drive with ntdlr missing error

I am relatively new to ubuntu and have a desktop with windows 7 installed on it. I would like to install ubuntu onto a samsung external hard drive which I have connected via USB 3.0. I have ...
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Cannot boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 13.04

So I boot up my computer after installing Ubuntu 13.04. Grub correctly shows me all available boot options and I am able to boot to Ubuntu. However, when I try to boot into Windows 7, grub hangs at a ...
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I need help in installing ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I'm using HP pavilion g6 laptop with AMD processor. Previously I had Windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 running perfectly in wubi. Now I want to install ubuntu 13.10 in the same manner. It extracts some file ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not detecting Windows 7 during Install

I am trying to Install the latest Ubuntu 13.04 on my netbook but the installation is not able to detect any operating system installed on the machine. And asking me to either wipe out the whole disk ...
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Dual Partion windows not working ?

I originally set up Ubuntu "along side" widows(Vista) and realized it was done though wubi after I tried to set up a VB and didn't have enough room. I then repartitioned the HD and did a stand alone ...
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Swap on Ubuntu: No primary partition

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on a system with 4GB RAM, dual booting with Windows Most people say that it is good to have swap on a system, and results in speed, so I used it with my previous ...
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Trying to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu without having to manualy partitioning, but installer can't find windows 8

I'm completely new to Linux. As the title suggests, I recently decided to make the switch from Windows 8(It came installed in the laptop) to Ubuntu. I've gone through pretty much all of the steps to ...
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How to view/mount other partitions on your hard drive

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 on a USB flash drive and decided to install it on an old external HDD which I have taken out of the casing and succesfully mounted in my desktop computer. ...
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Wubi install: How to increase swap size

I am trying to increase the swapfile size on my WUBI install. I followed the answer here: sudo su swapoff -a cd /host/ubuntu/disks/ mv swap.disk swap.disk.bak dd if=/dev/zero ...
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Is the Ubuntu installer capable of resizing/moving existing NTFS partitions?

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 alongside with Windows 7. I already have 3 primary partitions taking the whole disk space. 100 MB system-reserved (primary) 180 GB system (primary) 285 GB ...
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Virtual vs actual disk size running Ubuntu 13.10 64/VirtualBox 4.3 on Mavericks

I am relatively new to Ubuntu running or a VirtualBox (on a Mac), and after everything was working more or less fine before I upgraded to Mavericks, now I find a lot of problems with it. Not sure ...
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Partitions are gone after installing ubuntu 13.10

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 today. I selected it to overwrite my windows 7 operating system. However, after booting up Ubuntu I saw that my partitions are gone and all the space is showing up us in ...
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Is it possible to do partitioning using GParted while OS is running ?

It ok to make new partitions when system is already installed? Just open GParted and start to make new partitions, Or is it recommended during OS installation process?
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ubuntu 13.04 upgrade to 64 bit

I have ubuntu 13.04 dual booting wit MS windows. It is a 32 bit version but the pc is a 64 bit. When I use the 64 bit install DVD it sees the two main partitions and gives several options but I ...
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How to separate disk partition after complete installation?

I have following setup.i want a new separate 200gb partition. i'll try fdisk /dev/sda to command new partition via but i can't exactly.i need help Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 ...
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How do I move ubuntu to my unallocated free space in the installer in order to run ubuntu with windows 7?

I have partitioned out space for ubuntu and cannot seem to figure out how to install ubuntu on to the unallocated space. I have never done this before so I don't know much. I have looked up you tube ...
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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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Making a partition bootable

I used testdisk to recover my partitions after a long list of poor decisions and mishaps. Now when I rebuilt my partitions, I was unable to select one of the partitions as bootable (*). I was forced ...
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Ubuntu alongside Windows8, grub doesn't show up and ubuntu nonexistent in boot menu

I have had a fight with my computer for 2 days now. After running boot-repair multiple times in different ways, it always comes down to this. http://paste.ubuntu.com/6382341/ Also this seems to be ...
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Making a link to a folder on windows?

sorry but I am just very new to ubuntu and i can't get the answer via search or google, because there are too many options and nothing seems to help me with my problem. I have one hard disk in my ...
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Partition Table problems. Primary within Extended?

I am a new beee, and probably out of my depths. I dual booted Ubuntu 12.04 on a machine already running windows. I eventually dumped windows, and used Gparted running off of the Ubuntu Desktop LiveCD ...
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What do I do with the recovered lost partition

I recovered my lost Ubuntu 949 GB partition and it is on the launcher below the OS file when running the live cd. How to I integrate it into a running Ubuntu program?
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Parallel access to NTFS system from Windows and Ubuntu

I have the Windows 8.1 as a host system and I'm using the VMware with Ubuntu 12.04 for work. The virtual machine's disk is a physical partition on my SSD disk. I wonder if is possible to have other, ...
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Can't upgrade due to not enough space in /boot [duplicate]

/boot$ ls abi-3.8.0-19-generic initrd.img-3.8.0-29-generic abi-3.8.0-25-generic lost+found abi-3.8.0-26-generic memtest86+.bin abi-3.8.0-27-generic ...
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Install ubuntu and partation issue

I have a windows vista in my desktop. C drive has 320 GB size. I wanted install an ubuntu on it as well. So I installed it from ubuntu LiveCD, The screen asked me to partition a default size. Roughly, ...
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Added 2nd HDD, created new mount point for /mnt/datanew, get you are not the owner

I am completely new to Linux and have been asked to extend a VM running Ubuntu, I thought I would test this first so have just installed it in a test VM, I added the 2nd hard drive and used Gparted ...
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Help with partitioning

I currently am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows with one hard drive running all of the Ubuntu partitions including grub, and the other running all of windows and the native boot loader for them ...
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How do I change volume sizes on Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 without reinstalling?

I have a HP DL380 G7 Server with the HW Raid configured at Raid 1+0. Previously, I have 146GB LFF SAS Installed but I since have upgraded to 600GB LFF SAS Drives. Since the Mirror Rebuilding was ...
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What is the safest way to remove a swap partition?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a 64-bit HP laptop with a 16 GB flash drive. I do not have a working hard drive right now. When I installed Ubuntu, I created a 2 GB swap partition on sdb1. I have since ...
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How do I add the unallocated space to my ubuntu installation after deleting the Windows XP Partition?

I just deleted the Windows XP partition in the Ubuntu Live CD because I don't use windows xp anymore, now I have this I want to add the remaining space to my ubuntu installation and make ubuntu boot ...
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Windows 8 OEM on Dell Desktop, Installed Ubuntu on partition, reboot to see only 'grub >'

I have a dell desktop with windows 8 installed (OEM). I shrunk the windows 8 partition to 200gb and installed ubuntu on the remaining 1.8 tb of space. During installation, I picked /dev/sda6 as my / ...
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Install alongside windows 8 [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my new laptop. The option mentioned in the install guide to "install alongside Windows" does, however, not appear in the install wizard. When I select "Something ...
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fix the partition indexes OR fix ubuntu EFI

I have a GPT partition table. when i tried to repair the disk on my mac os x 10.9 it deleted the efi partition. I already created it manually but i have a problem: 1- the efi partition instead of ...
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What Does Installing Ubuntu “Alongside” Windows Entail?

I recently posted a question about an error I was receiving trying to access Ubuntu from the boot menu. I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.x (I THINK because I haven't accessed it in over a year due ...
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Partition Hard Drive For Data

Greetings ~ I am a new Linux/Ubuntu user. For various reasons (mostly my own ignorance) I am on my third install of Ubuntu 12.04. I want to partition the hard drive to create a drive for data and ...
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Low Disk Space message, but disk usage says 377GB available

Ubuntu keeps popping up with a low disk space message But when I click examine, it shows that I have 377GB available. I'm running a dual boot Ubuntu 12.04/Windows 7 machine. When I set up the ...