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

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GParted can't resize logical partitions

I have 6 partitions in total. In order, they are sda1: Windows boot loader. sda2: Windows 7 partition. sda3: Storage partition (ntfs). sda4: Extended partition containing sda5, Ubuntu, and sda6, it's ...
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My Gparted does not work propperly

[Please be nice to me - I'm not an expert in Linux] You can see the errorlog provided by GParted here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/8o43b37c7fue1f9/gparted_details.htm Hi Askubuntu. I am ...
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Better Way to Convert Partition From Ext4 to Ext2? (including encrypted home)

So I ran into a situation the other day. I needed to revert my ext4 Ubuntu installation to a ext2.This is because I am using TrueCrypt and an alternative boot loader than grub2. I have later been ...
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Mounting My Windows Drive [duplicate]

If you would be so kind to explain and answer my dilemma, I'd be grateful of all of you. Here is the error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/ubuntu/System: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Speed up reading/writing partition

My MySQL program is on /. If I move my databases to a partition (a separate hard-disk drive) mounted on /tee, then reads and writes (MySQL queries) take an exceedingly long time: many times more than ...
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Partitioning hdd

I want to dual boot my laptop with Ubuntu and Windows 8. I have already installed Ubuntu and am trying to partition my hdd for Windows but it wont allow me. I attached a picture of my current hdd ...
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Partition splitting during installation

I already have a Ext4 partition on my hard drive. During Ubuntu's installation the setup shows me an option to split a partition. Apparently I am being forced to define a new partition, but I just ...
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Should I backup my data partition before installing Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have my HDD with two partitions (C:\ with W7 on it and D:\ with all my data). I really want to leave W7 behind and get my laptop only running Ubuntu :). When I run the installation CD, ¿will it ...
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How do I align my partition table properly?

I am in the process of building my first RAID5 array. I've used mdadm to create the following set up: root@bondigas:~# mdadm --detail /dev/md1 /dev/md1: Version : 00.90 Creation Time : Wed ...
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Question about drives (Partition does not start on physical sector boundary) [duplicate]

I have been reading this site quite a bit getting my first ever Ubuntu box running and had a question, Currently my drive has partitions showing like this /dev/sda1 * 2048 31459327 ...
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How to prevent a partition from being mounted?

I have two NTFS partitions that constitute a Windows 7 install. I am running Ubuntu and virtualize that Windows install off the physical disk. While the VM is working it could be disastrous if mount ...
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Old versions eating up space?

After changing from 32-bit (because of recommendations) to 64-bit Ubuntu, upgrade (12.04 -> 12.10) did not go too well, so clean install was needed. I choose the automatic way for partitions creation ...
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Ubuntu 13.0.4 Install/Partition problem [duplicate]

I am not completely proficient when it comes to Ubuntu...yet. When installing Ubuntu 12, when it comes to drive partition it offers to run it alongside Windows, in 13.0.4, it offers to delete all ...
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How do I resize root partition?

I have a dual boot setup with Ubuntu and Windows 7. I need to shrink my root Ubuntu volume in order to get some free space to create a new partition. Are there any Windows based tools that will do ...
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MDADM - Degrading when copying files to share

We have a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server which is configured with a 2 disk software 1 RAID (mdadm). The disks are 3TB and partitioned with a 1MB GPT partition and with the remaining assigned to the RAID. ...
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How to recover a file after deleting and merging multiple partitions?

I've used all my web search skills to make sure this question wasn't already asked. So here is my unique situation. My 320GB hard drive had 5 partitions - let's call them A, B, C, D and E ­٠A: ...
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Fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 with only one partition: can I add a /home partition now?

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook Pro (5,3 edition, 2009, SATA hard drive, 320 Gbytes). I used the automatic partition. Now I'd like to put my /HOME on a new partition so that, if I ever ...
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Ubuntu fails to install

After installing Ubuntu from a USB drive, it says that it will restart. This should be fine but as soon as it opens up again it goes back to the "Try Ubuntu or Install" window. When I check my ...
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Which file system do I select for sharing files between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1?

Presently in the install (USB stick) for 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04.1. Want to have dual-boot capabilities between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Have partitioned hard drive with Windows System (sda1), Windows OS ...
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My Kindle 4 is no longer recognized: how can I get it to work again?

when my Kindle was connected to my Ubuntu laptop it suddenly rebooted.. all the documents are gone and it is no longer recognized by Ubuntu. I have reformatted the partition (fat32) using gparted, ...
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Should I remove one partition before installing Ubuntu?

I have more than one partition (4). Should I remove some before partitioning to fit Ubuntu (windows 8)? I am keen to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 onto my windows 8 HP laptop. I would like to install it ...
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how to mount extended partition in ubuntu for all users

sir, I am a new user of Ubuntu 12.04. I faced a problem, my Ubuntu 12.04 has two user one is administrator and another is sudo user. I have 3 partition one Ubuntu file system and rest two partition is ...
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Can't open windows, and I get this error message when I try to access the partition from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/rafi/Windows8_OS: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda5" "/media/rafi/Windows8_OS"' ...
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Partition in my laptop [duplicate]

Is it possible to make a partition in my laptop and run Ubuntu and Windows 8 side by side. and if it is then what should i do to make a partition in my laptop
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question about dual-booting/partitioning? [duplicate]

I'm looking into partitioning my hard drive between windows 8 and linux ubuntu. I've never done anything of the sort, so i'm wondering how it works. If I save files while I'm running it as Ubuntu, ...
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Running out of space on a Wubi install with a non-functional Windows OS

My Ubuntu installed through Wubi is running out of space: I have about 4 GB free. If I partition the part of my hard drive that has Windows on it, will I lose Ubuntu? I'm fairly sure I will and if ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04.2 on Windows 8 in legacy mode, no partitions detected in gparted?

I want to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Windows 8 is installed in legacy mode (not UEFI). When I use a Ubuntu 12.04.2 cd to install, it does not detect Windows 8. If I click on custom ...
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GRUB not working MBR broken

I have a laptop with Windows XP Professional SP3 on it, later on i dual-booted the machine with ubuntu 13.04. I used a program call AOMEI partition assistant for the partitioning. Windows 8.1 preview ...
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what filesystem should i choose for my HDD?

I am new to linux.few months ago i was using linux in parallel with windows.but it makes my machine pretty slow,so recently i formatted my systemdrive and installed only ubuntu in my machine in one ...
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Installing Windows when using Ubuntu 12.04

I have got Ubuntu 12.04 and want to install Windows 8. But I can't install Windows 8 as my hard disk is in FAT32 format and Windows 8 needs NTFS. I tried to format my hard disk (there are no ...
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Clone Ubuntu on USB to a larger USB stick?

I have an old, unbranded 2GB USB with 10.10 that is running a Samba server connected to a RAID array (basically a makeshift NAS.) As most people do, I started running out of space with the various ...
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problems with reinstalling windows vista [closed]

I want to dual boot (windows vista and Ubuntu) and i only have Ubuntu now, i also have an installation CD for windows vista, which i can start through PlayOnLinux. My problem is that it says the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 8 with dual boot

I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 8 with dual boot. What is recommended swap size in terms of total size given to ubuntu (i want to give 500 G for ubuntu)? Is 10 - 20 % of total ubuntu ...
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Transfering files from Windows 7 to Ubuntu VIA partition

Is it possible to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows by creating a partition? Like a flash drive would work (mounting the partition, copying the files to it, then mounting and copying on the ...
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Cannot increase Ubuntu partition with GParted. Maximum size

Before I started this, I went into Windows 8 and reduced it's size to allow roughly 10GB of unallocated data. I want to increase Ubuntu 12.10's partition to fill that void. I ran Ubuntu (Trial) from ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 is unable to mount a disk drive from ex-windows system [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 as a single OS on a system previously installed with windows 8. Almost everything is working fine except 1- I cannot control my brightness (Hotkeys are able to move ...
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Wubi: request not supported when Installing to a partition, 13.04 [duplicate]

When I use wubi.exe to install Ubuntu to a partition on another HDD I get this error (http://pastebin.com/PvF4md1k): 07-06 20:23 DEBUG WindowsBackend: modify_bcd Drive(A: hd 129914.515625 mb free ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 partition not showing up in partitioning tools

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 alongside Windows 7. I only gave the partition about 15 gb of space, as I installed it through the installation GUI. I wanted to add some more space to it's ...
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ubuntu Wubi SSD Windows 7 - New Linux instalation

My system: CPU: Intel i7 Windows 7 16 GB Ram Disks: 1 TB HDD - Partitioned for Windows 240 GB SSD primary Windows disk 40 GB SSD - not in use - I thought I would install Ubuntu here. 2 TB HDD New ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 along Windows XP and Windows 7

I have Windows XP installed on C: drive and Windows 7 installed on F: drive. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows (keeping both XP and 7) in drive G: without losing any data stored in the ...
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Secure boot not enabled + don't show disk partition in install type

i have asus Q400a, Originally came with Win8 but reformat the hard drive and now running 7 as main OS. i was able to run both Win 8 and ubuntu 12.04 along with 7 as dual boot. i uninstall the 12.04 ...
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error: no such partition grub rescue> after deleting partition

For reasons that are not relevant I had two partitions of ubuntu studio on my computer, one 28Gb and the other ~900Gb. I was using only the 900Gb partition but sometimes I would accidentally boot to ...
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Moving a partiton

I recently installed Xubuntu (my first time) and created two partitions: the root partition for the OS and my own partition (to store musc,movies,photos etc.), but insted of creating my partition in ...
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how to manage premission for user group for internal harddisk partitions

someone suggest me that for managing permission for accessing the partitions of hard disk you should add users to group and now i have found from askubuntu.com that how to add user to groups. But i ...
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(Steam) Mount ext4 partition with exec permissions

I have most of my disk space in an ext4 partition which I automountt on startup through fstab. The corresponding line in fstabis this one: /dev/sda9 /media/rest ext4 users,user 0 0 Now I'm ...
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Everything seems fine, but “Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.”

My laptop is set up with separate Win7 and Ubuntu partitions. I set up my Dropbox to link to the default folder inside the Win7 partition, but it was complaining at start-up about not being able to ...
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Ubuntu alongside Windows not available, how to install it?

I am trying to install ubuntu alongside but the option is not available and I have no knowledge to shrink partitions / mess us with dual boot etc. i read somewhere "I think that you already have 4 ...
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How to access my partitions?

I just made a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I wasn't sure how to go about all partitioning, and mount points. The installer wanted each to be mounted in a different place, and so I did it. ...
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Create partition from free space - cannot create more than 4 partitions

I am dual-booting Ubuntu and Win 8. When I installed Ubuntu, I forgot to format a partition of 90GB. Now when I tried to create a partition (in gparted), I get this error It is not possible to ...
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cant find previously stored data on the hard disk

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and it was a piece of cake. The problem though is that I'm unable to see my previously stored data. It was not formatted during installation, I just upgraded it and it ...