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

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Ubuntu Vs. Win 7

I had Windows 7 installed previously on my PC, but I mistakenly had compressed my boot files so I had to install a new OS. Since I didn't have the Windows install, I went a head and installed Ubuntu ...
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How do I partition my Hard drive to install Kubuntu?

I am a complete newbie to partitioning and I would like some guidance here. Can anyone explain what exactly I should be doing here? I am installing Kubuntu 12.04 on a currently Windows 7 laptop. My ...
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GPTsync mismatch problem

I have a hybrid disk. After trying to copy some files from another disk to this one, I lost my OSX and Ubuntu boot capability. Ran gptsync and got: Current GPT partition table: # Start LBA ...
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What is the name of the disk partitioner used during installation?

What is the name of the disk partitioner used during installation? I want to use the same one to partition disks, etc. I saw a demonstration where someone was using it to partition additional drives, ...
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partitioning alongside Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am attempting to install ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. I am not advanced in linux so I am a little confused. Whenever I attempt to install ubuntu from the CD, I get all the way to the point ...
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Are my other partitions safe from harm from an alpha/beta release?

I am quite intrested in testing the latest alpha-3 of Ubuntu, however, performance in VirtualBox is slow and somewhat buggy (I know! It's an Alpha) - guest additions wern't installing, bad mouse ...
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Error after installing Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi

After using Windows Ubuntu Installer from within Windows, I am prompted to restart, so I follow the directions. When I try to start Ubuntu after restarting, the desktop background appears, but then a ...
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I dont know how to run e2fsck or fsck and what are their differences

My Kern.log file advise me to run e2fsck. Aug 30 14:10:11 ubuntu kernel: [ 122.378292] EXT4-fs (sda11): warning: maximal mount count reached, running e2fsck is recommended Aug 30 14:10:11 ubuntu ...
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I can't install Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 15R at all

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04LTS, 64bit onto a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. I've shrunk down one of the windows partitions and even used GParted to format the vacant space as ext4. However, ...
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Ideal space for partition to install Ubuntu

I have a 60GB Toshiba satellite Laptop with XP Pro with one partition (27 GB are used by xp and 28GB are free). I am going to create a partition (with GParted from Ubuntu 12.04 boot CD) and after that ...
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Install Windows7 on drive with Ubuntu 12.04 already on. Is my plan good?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 working fine, but need Windows occasionally. I just wanted to check that my plan for installing would work? Any help appreciated. Current partitions are: Partition....@ File ...
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Windows 7 + Ubuntu Dual boot disk partition problems on a Lenovo help?

I'm trying to put Ubuntu on my new Lenovo y580 for school. According to the internet, I must partition my hard drive to give Ubuntu a home. When I break off 50GB of my C drive, I encounter two ...
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windows partition unreconizable due to ubuntu instalation

I installed ubuntu and set my windows 7 partition as the swap.... dumb move obviously. Windows 7 was unable to boot so I reinstalled windows on a completely different partition and The original ...
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Advanced partition plan for triple boot Windows, Ubuntu, Arch

Currently I am running a Windows 7 / Ubuntu12.04 dual boot. But I would like to add some other linux distros like Arch and Slackware. Windows will be used only for gaming Ubuntu is for productivity ...
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Empty partition advice

I need some help. I've been looking around the net and I can't find the answer to help me out specifically. I dual-booted Ubuntu with Windows 7 on the HD. I ran out of space in Ubuntu and decided I ...
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How to make Grub display after installing Ubuntu on a laptop with Windows OS?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 on a laptop, but whenever I turn on my computer, it still boots to Windows and GRUB doesn't seem to be working at all. My partition scheme is as follows: /dev/sda1 - ...
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Merge LUKS-partition with partition on another HDD

I just bought a 2 TB hard disk because the home partition on the old one is almost full. What I want to do is to extend the home partition on hard disk 1 (sda2) to also include all the space on the ...
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How do I restore a swap partition I accidentally deleted?

I accidentally deleted my swap partition via gparted. (I'm still logged in the system so restoring should be easier) Can someone help me please? I'm not sure how to configure it because the Ubuntu ...
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How can I delete my older versions of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove/hide old kernel versions? I'm running from a low disk space two Ubuntu versions. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a 6 GB disk partition, but after ...
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How to partition HDD and dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7 (first installed win7) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up a dual boot Windows and Ubuntu? Hello'World'! I am coming from another planet (Windows planet) but i'm friendly and i hope you are also !?! I recently ...
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How can I tell which partition is for ubuntu and which is for windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu with Windows, which is left and right when allocating space? I am installing 12.04 alongside Windows 7, and I am trying to figure out this screen on ...
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How do I access Ubuntu filesystem from Windows on dualboot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to read ext4 and btrfs partitions in Windows? I am dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows. When I'm in Ubuntu, the Windows partition is automatically mounted and I can ...
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Fewest steps to partition a post-install added harddisk?

I have added 1 TB harddisk my system already has Ubuntu 11.10 on another drive, and I need a quick partitioning of the 1Tb HDD from linux: an 150 Gb partition the rest just free. How can I do that ...
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Dual-boot 12.04 on a computer already running Windows 7 - disk partition details

I am a total beginner to the world of Ubuntu. I would like you people to help me on how to dual-boot 12.04 on a computer already running windows 7 Ultimate. I have: dual core processor, 2GB RAM, ...
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How to create partitions in Ubuntu while installing?

I had Windows 7 crashed. So I wanted to install 12.04. While installing, I am not able to create a new partition after deleting all earlier partitions. I mean I am able to create but not able to ...
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Is it possible to move free space from Ubuntu partition to Windows, when Windows is located before Ubuntu?

I have Windows partition sda2 and then, next to it, extended partition with Ubuntu sda6. Can I reallocate some of Ubuntu's free space to sda2? I know I can boot from liveCD GParted and cut some GB ...
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Can I Install Wubi on a Logical partition?

My hard disk has 4 partitions: System (primary partition) C:(primary partition 200 GB) F: (Logical drive 246 GB) D: recovery(primary partition 20 GB) Can I install 12.04 by WUBI installation ...
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How do I boot from my Ubuntu Partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I installed ubuntu 11.10 to dual boot but it still boots into windows 7 I burned the latest Ubuntu ISO on a disk, I partitioned my SSD and installed it. After ...
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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 ...
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Partition scheme on SSD and HDD

I am reformatting my laptop but I am not sure how to setup my partition. I have a 120GB SSD and a 320GB HDD. I was planing to setup / on the SSD and /home on the HDD. Will placing my /home on the ...
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Dual boot with Windows 7 (3 partitions) on an Acer Aspire One

I have an Acer Aspire One from the AO725 series, with a 320gb hard drive, preinstalled with Windows 7 home Premium. It has the following three partitions: sda1 (ntfs) 13958 MB - the Acer recover ...
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How to access internal hard drive from Ubuntu live USB?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 off my USB drive at the moment because my hard drive has no OS and won't allow Windows 7 to install on my internal hard drive. Here's the low down though: I was trying to ...
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How to partition disk in Ubuntu and then install Windows 7?

I installed 12.04 from Pendrive. Now I want to partition my 500GB HDD in the following order: 50GB for the Ubuntu OS, 70GB for Windows 7, remaining for data storage. How to do partition in Ubuntu? ...
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Does Ubuntu come with disk partitioning in the installer?

When I install ubuntu I want to know whether it will give me the option to partition my disk. I am installing ubuntu for my laptop and I need some of my windows stuff as well. I would be thankful to ...
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update-grub is setting a wrong linux root partition

Initially, Ubuntu was installed on another partition (sda5 or sda4). At some point I did manually move the root partition to sda2. Now, the problem is that whenever a new kernel is installed, the ...
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How do I completely remove Ubuntu/Grub and replace it with the Windows 7 bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu successfully by using acpi=off and nolapic. When I booted into the installed operating system, all that the screen showed was several multi colored bars (This must have been my ...
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I need help with disk partition

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a machine running Windows 7 Starter. While installing, I chose the 30 GB installation option which seemed like the largest installation offered. I am unable to use the ...
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Creating an Ubuntu live USB for use with Gparted

I've install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Windows 7 Dell laptop. Recently I discovered that I'm running out of space on my Ubuntu partition, and I would like to enlarge it. Is it safe to resize partitions ...
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Can I change my devices from for example sda1 to sda2?

I want to change the numbers of my partitons. I want to change /dev/sda1 into /dev/sda5 and /dev/sda5 into /dev/sda1. I hope someone can help me to change it. Thanks :)
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Need to create a Partition after installing Ubuntu

I have a 1TB hard drive. :P The problem is that I've already installed Ubuntu 12.04, but I did not make any separate partitions beside the one the operating system is installed on. Now I want to ...
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Only root can mount, why?

I am dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. I looked at my /etc/fstab yesterday and realized it did not contain my Windows 7 partition. So I added it myself, but now it tells me it cannot mount the ...
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Partition Table Error. I have the “fdisk -l” info

I have my computer with both W7 and Ubuntu for quite a while now. I had made the Partitions with Easeus Partition Manager and no problem there. I've grown fond of Ubuntu and wanted to allocate it ...
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Shrinking file system taking a lot of time,Normal?

I'm using GParted to shrink the partition on my 500 GB external hard drive to a 220 GB partition. It contains about 210 GB of data. I'm shrinking it to convert FAT32 to EXT2. It has been almost an ...
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Can I format my Windows 7 NTFS partition and use it in Ubuntu even if it appears earlier on disk?

I have installed and working Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I discovered that I do not need all this space that I have assigned to my D:\ drive in Windows and now would like to include it as a partition ...
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How to make some partitions undetectable by Ubuntu 12.04?

Background My friend has got Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed in his Laptop's internal drive and Ubuntu on External Drive. Recently, there is some problem with his Internal HDD and it seems to me like ...
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Partitioning for Ubuntu 32 and 64 on one drive

I need to have portable drive with 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu. Which partitions should be created?
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How do I install Ubuntu on /dev/sda and not /dev/sdb?

I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7. The installer will only let me try to install on /dev/sdb which is my 32GB caching SSD. I have partitioned space for Ubuntu with Gparted. Does ...
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Gparted partition resize gone wrong - failed to read last sector

I have tried to resize (shrink) my NTFS partition so that I will be able to get more space for my ext4 Ubuntu's (12.04 64 bit) partition but after the partition has been resized I am unable to mount ...
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Won't boot after installing Ubuntu 12.04 sucessfully

I installed 12.04 successfully and rebooted (I took out my installation CD), and selected the newly installed Linux partition to boot from rEFIt. Then it just comes up with this error message: ...
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How to recover files after deleted my Ubuntu partition?

I normally dual-boot with 12.04 and Win XP pro sp3 on a Thinkpad R60. I needed to reinstall windows because of problems piling up, so I ran the computer's built-in hard-disk recovery software. I ...