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 to access internal hard drive from Ubuntu live USB?

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What is the largest possible size of a root partition? [closed]

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How to make Grub display after installing Ubuntu on a laptop with Windows OS?

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How to restore a partition that has been accidentally converted to a swap area

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Having issues using fdisk and GParted with Lexar 64GB USB, but reading and writing is fine

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Destroyed /usr/local partition

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Partititoning the hard drive after Ubuntu installation

I use a Dell Studio 1555 laptop and I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I want to know if I can create a partition on my hard disk after installing Ubuntu on it. I want to create partition as we do ...
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Is there an easy way to repartition my hard disk?

I partitioned my hard drive with two separate partitions for Windows and Ubuntu. Now I want to repartition my hard-drive and I'm not really sure on how to do it. I found some programs and tools to ...
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How to eliminate an old Ubuntu partition?

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Is there any possible (and simple) way to delete my Windows partitions and extend my Ubuntu partitions?

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A good tool for formatting partition aside Gparted

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Is it a good idea to create seperate root, home, swap prior to installing Ubuntu or just Installing Ubuntu on a Single partition is a Good Choice? [closed]

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Problem with the allocated partition memory

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Weird thing and need help-After installing Ubuntu, can't see C drive from Ubuntu, and D drive are no longer appered in Windows

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Existing partitons not recognized during installation

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I recreated my root partition using fdisk (resized it), but now the filesystem is corrupt

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How to make a good partition? [duplicate]

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Grub cannot boot after resizing windows XP (NTFS) partition. What is to be done? [duplicate]

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Partitioning a hard drive before install

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Adding partitions to dual boot on Windows

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Resizing a partition on remote server via command line [duplicate]

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Multiple Problems Installing 12.04, now can't use Windows

First I tried using the 32-bit wubi.exe installer from the main Ubuntu website. It worked fine, dual booted with Windows 7 and all. I tried installing several applications and got errors. After ...
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Hard time installing Ubuntu

I have a MSI GT780DXR that currently is booting windows 7. I've been trying to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu for some time now. Here's specs that I think would make a difference Windows 7 500GB*2 ...
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Can I remove the OS X partition from a dual-boot MacBook Pro?

I am wondering if you can remove the Mac OS X partition to give the whole HDD to Ubuntu. Will it stop my computer from booting up? or will it work flawlessly?
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Where to install grub?

So, My partition table looks like: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 16708MB (Windows Recovery Environment (loader)) /dev/sda2 367MB (Windows 7 (Loader)) /dev/sda3 368203MB (Windows 7 Files) /dev/sda5 ...
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Help understanding my hard drive / partitioning situation… Pictures Included! :) [duplicate]

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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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Windows Recovery and Dual Booting [closed]

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Equivalent of Partition Magic for Ubuntu

which is the equivalent of Partition Magic for Ubuntu?
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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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Formatted USB drive, not detecting…repairable? [closed]

I formatted my pendrive with ext2 filesystem in ubuntu.Now its not detecting in ubuntu and windows. Here's what the disk utility says. Model: GENERIC USB Mass Stoarge Firmware Version: 1.00 ...
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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]

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Are my other partitions safe from harm from an alpha/beta release?

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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

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In the installer, when splitting an existing partition, which side is which? [duplicate]

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windows partition unreconizable due to ubuntu instalation

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btrfs partition won't mount after upgrading 64bit Ubuntu 11.10 laptop

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Empty partition advice

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How do I restore a swap partition I accidentally deleted?

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How can I delete my older versions of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

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Dual boot with Windows 7 (3 partitions) on an Acer Aspire One

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How can I tell which partition is for ubuntu and which is for windows? [duplicate]

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