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

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Dualboot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on UEFI Unable to Boot to Ubuntu

Here is the layout of my disk: /dev/sda1 (EFI partition) /dev/sda2 (Recovery partition) /dev/sda3 /dev/sda4 (Windows 7 partition -- boot) /dev/sda5 (/boot) /dev/sda6 (swap) /dev/sda7 (/) I have ...
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How do I install Windows on a computer with Grub?

I previously installed Ubuntu and I wanted to install windows vista via the repair disc included with the laptop. Booted up the computer with the disc in, nothing. I already set the boot order, so ...
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Problem Installing Ubuntu- hangs at preparation

I have read that this problem usually is in result of my partition not being clean? I believe I have a failed installation that may be causing trouble but not sure. Here is what my partitions look ...
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Distinguishing partition format types

How can I tell whether a partition is formatted with FAT32 or exFAT?
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Can 1 partition span multiple physical disks?

I have 4 disks on an Ubuntu Server box, can I create on partition that spans across those 4 disks?
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How to get rid of a zero-size invisible partition left after deleting Windows boot partition

Computers sold with pre-installed Windows 7 have a small "System Reserved" boot partition at the beginning of the disk which is not really necessary as Windows can boot alone or alongside Ubuntu ...
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How can i save files on my hard drive

as i am new on ubuntu operating system. how can i save my files , music , photos , doc , ect. on my hard drive i got two partition each 300GB. and filesystem. when i open the partition i found in it ...
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How to partition a disk for installing Ubuntu?

Currently I'm running Vista on my laptop but it's getting slower each day, so I decide to install an Ubuntu on my laptop, while for some reason I still need to keep the Vista. Right now I have two ...
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I want to get rid of Ubuntu and boot my Windows 8 partition

I've installed Ubuntu many times but since I purchased a new laptop (Lenovo Y580) I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.10 amd64 on it. So, without knowing what was UEFI nor GPT I installed it and everything was ...
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How to merge two partitions separated by another partition?

I cant merge these two partitons together like in this picture: The NTFS partition is my data, I don't want to delete it. How to merge these two so that I can install Ubuntu?
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Format partition to what block size for photos only

I have a lot of photos and am working on them extensively, mainly going quickly through them back and forth via a Photo Browser and also doing some work via scripts. Would that make sense to format ...
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Join Free Space on 2 Different drives (EEEPC with 2 SSDs)

I have an EEE PC 901 that has 2 SSD drives 4 GB and 8GB. I Installed "Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx", and I'm very happy with it. My only problem is that If I go to my home/ or "File System" I ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu or unhiding partition

I have 3 disks in my machine. I installed Ubuntu in one of them (2 partitions) but it is impossible to "see" the partition where I installed Ubuntu from the other disks (sysop w7 or winxp) so I tried ...
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Sharing /home partition between Linux OSs

I've been using Ubuntu as my main OS for a while, but I read about Elementary OS and I wanted to try it so I installed it. I wanted to share /home partition between both OSs but I forgot to do it ...
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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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How can I configure preseed to use a drive ONLY if it exists?

Some of the machines that I'm provisioning have a separate /dev/sdb to be used for /home, and some only have a single disk. Is there a way I can set up preseed so that if /dev/sdb exists, it uses ...
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Want to re-instate windows as primary OS [duplicate]

I want to move ubuntu off an old drive so I repartitioned it and made windows one partition (I was dual-booting). The problem I have is that I have no idea how to boot into windows after ubuntu had ...
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Installing windows 7 after a kubuntu install?

I have a kubuntu 12.10 installation that I use as a primary work machine. This is a single installation (2 partition OS / Swap). I need to install windows7 and the majority of tutorials (all) ...
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How do i get more hard drive space?

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7 & I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 100gig partition but the biggest HD space option when I installed Ubuntu was only 30gig. How can I allocate more space ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 + Windows 8 in SSD+Normal drives [closed]

I'm gonna setup my computer with a new HD config. I have a 320gb old SATA2 drive with Ubuntu 12.10 + Windows 7. I'm buying a new 120gb SSD drive today, and my plan is as follows: SSD - 20gb ...
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Ubuntu Installer Doesn't Start from a Separate ISO Partition [Unetbootin]

My PC doesn't have a working CD drive and the BIOS is too old to boot from USB drives. It has Windows 7 installed. I've split the hard drive into 2 partitions with the first one (H:) being NTFS and ...
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reallocating free space from one partition to another

Im running ubuntu oneiric server edition. The computer has 2 hard drives. On my storage drive I have 2 partitions both are ext4 and I'm trying to reallocate space from a larger one to a smaller one ...
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How to repartition an EC2 micro instance under ubuntu 10.10? [closed]

I want to create an instance to run a webserver under EC2 using ubuntu 10.10. That's actually quite easy, but what I'd want to change how that virtual disk partitioning is made. Using the wizard they ...
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Installing Ubuntu from a bootable USB, what size to make partitions? [duplicate]

Well, I have to switch over to Ubuntu last night after a disastrous reformatting. And I have some questions. So I successfully got Ubuntu going from the USB and I selected to also install it onto the ...
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Recover failed RAID1 software Partition / missing partition table or superblock

i already read & tried different approaches for 2 days now but nothing seems to work. I have 2 HDDs, on each one is an partition with 200GB which i had in RAID1. Then i installed XBMC and tried to ...
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Resize partitions | gparted | swapoff fail

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside winxp on my laptop. I'm trying to resize partitions (shrink winxp - enlarge ubuntu) running Gparted from LiveUSB. I read that I have to swapoff the linux-swap ...
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How to create partitions in Ubuntu after installation? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with no partitions. System created: /dev/sda1 ext4 with 228GB /dev/sda2; extended with 4GB /dev/sda5; linux swap with 4GB I'm using GParted to make a partition in the ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 on the integrated SSD of an Asus UX32A

As the title suggests, I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on the 24GB integrated SSD of an Asus UX32A. I took into consideration this answer - How to boot Ubuntu from SSD drive which cannot be ...
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Please recommend partition sizes for my dual-boot configuration (1TB, big NTFS partition, big apps)

It's the first time I install Ubuntu. I need some advise to plan a good partition strategy for a Ubuntu (12.04) + Windows7 (64bit) system. I have 1TB Hard disk, 8GB RAM. I'd like to have a big ...
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Install GRUB to Ubuntu Partition

So my computer has the following partitions: /dev/sda -- (I know this isn't a real partition, but more so the boot loader) /dev/sda1 -- (Windows 7 Boot Loader) /dev/sda3 -- (Windows 7) ...
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Bootloader question with the default “Install ubuntu along Windows” option

After using virtual machines and wubi for the last few years I finally took the time to install ubuntu in a dual boot. I read a ton of tutorials, but they all recommended different things. So I ...
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Ubuntu Installation Partitioning Gone Wrong

I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.4 LTS beside my Windows 7. So I put the CD and booted my PC, everything was easy, but I wanted to give Ubuntu 200GB and instead I gave it more than a terabyte. Now, my ...
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12.10 installation with LUKS encryption & LVM in EFI mode

I try to figure out how to perform an installation of Ubuntu 12.10 (EFI Mode) with LUKS encryption and LVM scheme. What I've done so far: Booted on a GParted Live CD 0.14.1-6 in "EFI mode only" (in ...
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How can GParted be used to fix “partition does not start on physical sector boundary problem”? [duplicate]

UPDATED I tried to learn GParted and use it with all the risks -_- and I think that I found a solution, but I still have problem, please read my question below this is from terminal after I move ...
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Can I install ubuntu to a partition on my portable hard drive?

Ok I've got a live USB which I can load the ubuntu 12.10 installer from so that's no problem. I am very cautious about losing files and I don't have much space on my computer anyway so I am going to ...
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Why does Ubuntu create a @home directory on home partition?

I want several Linux distros to share the same home/data partition, each having a unique user name and implicitly a separate home directory. I installed Debian Wheezy, and formatted this partition as ...
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Replace Windows MBR with Ubuntu MBR(?) [duplicate]

I read that the MBR that "comes with windows" will not boot from logical partitions, and I read that other MBRs may read from a logical partition. Here it is: "need to make sure that the MBR code ...
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Installing ubuntu on uefi enabled PC

Wait. this is not just another question on running ubuntu alongside windows 8! I have asus n56VJ notebook that comes preinstalled with windows 8. My final aim is to have ubuntu with windows 8,which ...
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Disk partitioning ubuntu 12.10

I am planning to install Ubuntu 12.10 along with windows. I would like to know how to partition the drive so that I can access all my data in windows and keep one separate 20 GB for Ubuntu... Thank ...
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How to resize(increase) a root+home cloned partition from a smaller HDD?

I had a failing hard-drive so I cloned it with dd to larger 500 GB HD. It seemed to have worked well, but I have all this unallocated free space at the end of the disk (230 GB). I tried to used ...
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Confusion with mount points in Linux

I am a former Windows user who has migrated to Linux (read Ubuntu) full time. Though in my PC I have kept the Windows partitions intact, I have bought a new Laptop whose hard disk I want to partition. ...
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Boot error - [22,874755] Ext4-fs (sda2): Unrecognized mount option “x-gvfs-name=Ubuntu” or missing value

I receive the above error message, followed by: Root filesystem check failed. A maintenance shell will now be started. Root@xxxx:~# How do I fix this? I have Ubuntu 12.10. I had previously ...
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Unable to Extend Ubuntu Partition Size

I'm trying to increase the size of my Ubuntu partition. My partitions, overall, are sort of a mess. I don't know what the System Reserved /sda1 partition is, but I figure that's something to do with ...
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How do I resize an encrypted LVM to install another copy of Ubuntu?

I have an old PowerBook which has been happily running Ubuntu Server for a few months. Now I want to repartition the hard drive and install Ubuntu Client, while keeping my existing installation ...
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How to make main partition larger?

I'm running Linux through VirtualBox on Windows 7. When I created the virtual hard drive I only used the default size which is 8 GB. I was able to resize the virtual hard drive to 40 GB but in Linux ...
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How to add a space from outside an extended partition to a logical partition contained in the extended partition?

First, my partitioning looks like so: I do not like how it looks, and am not sure how I came up with that extended partition sda3[**] which I do not need, but it did not bother me initially, ...
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12.10 won't allow Windows partition to boot

I upgraded to 12.04.2 and my windows partition wouldn't boot any more. I tried 12.10 and I still have the same problem. Here is the url generated when Boot Repair attempted fixing the issue. It ...
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Partitioning options

So far I've always been using the simplest partitioning option possibile for my Ubuntu installations: / (ext4) 50 GB swap 2GB (the size of the RAM installed) ntfs (Data) -> the remaining GBs, with ...
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where did my 766 kb in partition go?

I used fdisk -l and saw this. Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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Why cannot install Lubuntu 12.10 on an extended partition?

This is about an older computer (Toshiba Satellite M70 that a friend wants to keep afloat) on which (beside Win XP) was installed the Xubuntu 11.10 system that would not work for some reason: now the ...