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

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Dual-boot fresh re-install ubuntu 14.04

Ok guys, I have a dual booting laptop that has both windows 7 on it and ubuntu 14.04. I was messing around on ubuntu and did some stuff with the nvidia drivers that Im not quite sure how to fix. I ...
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How to copy the recovered data from Photorec to an external HD

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and while installing ubuntu i wiped my whole harddrive.By looking at threads on this forum and asking questions i was able to install testdisk and recover one of my partition ...
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Linux partition system

While installing Ubuntu, I only created two partitions for Ubuntu one for swap and I formatted the other as ext4 and set mount point as "/". The Operating System is working flawlessly. I was just ...
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make ntfs hdd only visible in Ubuntu

Is it possible to create or make a ntfs partition that only visible in Ubuntu/linux? and how do we make it?
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Why “remove Ubuntu 12.04 and replace it with Ubuntu 13.10” means to use all of the disk and lose all data? [closed]

I recently decided to move to Ubuntu 13.10 (by move I mean install from ISO not update) My Ubuntu 12.04 had 3 partitions SWAP partition LINUX partition (ext4) NTFS partition OF 500GB of DATA Why ...
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Mounting a partition on both OS X and ubuntu

I'll be reinstalling OS X on my MacBook and I would like to use both ubuntu and OSX. can I make 3 partitions, one for each OS and the third for /home and mount the /home partition on both OS-es? Is ...
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Ubuntu 14 installation won't recognize one of my hard drives

So basically I used to have a working machine with ubuntu and windows 7 on a single hard drive. Suddenly, my machine fried, so I got a new rig. Now, I installed windows 7 on a new sdd drive, and I ...
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How to move data to specific areas of an SSD?

Ubuntu on a Crucial SSD, fantastic! But will never use 120 Gigs or even half that. After years of SSD writes (and subsequent SSD corruption), does an utility exist to copy the entire operating system ...
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How to partition my hard drive for Ubuntu use?

Till now I was windows user. From now on I want to use only Linux. I have 500Gb HDD. How do I partition it properly? I read that there is no right or wrong way, but still, I am confused. I did ...
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Is it possible to install ubuntu server (12.04) on gpt disk (3TB) and boot from it

I have been searching for a guide on how to install ubuntu server on 3TB gpt partition, but with no luck. I wonder if it is even possible ? I read that GPT cannot be used to boot with. Also, I would ...
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cant fix grub 2 and gparted shows unallocated disk

i have been dualbooting ubuntu 14.04 and windows xp, but some days ago, i saw on the grub 2 screen the partition windows rescue enviroment and i clicked it. after that, i saw the following: no such ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu 12.04 recognize my Windows 7 partition?

After some problems trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, now I have Windows 7 installed and it works just fine. But when I am going to install Ubuntu it doesn't recognize my windows. What ...
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preseed with LVM and crypto fails with “An error occured while creating the keyfile.”

I am trying to set up a preseed installation that will automate most of the installation of a desktop computer with Ubuntu 13.04. Disk partitioning with LVM works fine, but I need to encrypt the ...
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How to fix dual-boot installation of Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Win7?

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 Ultimate and completely messed up. I downloaded the file and burned a CD. Got confused with the partitioning because I wanted to install it in my ...
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How to partition a ubuntu 12.04 laptop after installation

I would like to add a partition to my laptop hard disk, but i don’t know how to do it... It has the following partitions *Dell utility *OS *mount point *swap I tried to edit the 488GB partition but ...
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Partition changes name after every reboot

The partition on my C:(main ssd used for dual booting windows and Ubuntu) drive gets a different name almost every time I reboot. I want to make the partitions name permanent so I can safely link to ...
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How can I delete a Volume Group in Terminal?

I am trying to setup LVM for my netbook's two, small SSDs (4 & 8GB). After a lot of trial and error, I followed this walk-through: How to Set Up Multiple Hard Drives As One Volume. I have ...
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How can I increase the size of a linux partition from an unloccated

I have windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I created a partition too small for linux at the begining. I wanted to increase it with 20Go from my Windows partition. I remove it from windows and it is now ...
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GRUB doesnt detect my Windows Partiton

I recently mounted the tmpfs in /dev/sda1 where the windows partition was supposed to be at so since then i got a invalid signature when i clicked the windows in grub menu. later I used boot-repair ...
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How to auto mount partition on startup in Xubuntu?

I want to auto mount all my partitions on startup. This is how my /etc/fstab file looks like: proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 #Entry for /dev/sda1 : ...
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Help creating a partition for 14.04 next to XP for dual boot

I was installing 14.04 and the only options I got were replace xp completely or something else. I choose something else. Partitions come up. Problem is I can't figure out how to create a new partition ...
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NTFS formatted hard disk's partitions not visible in Windows. Although they are visible in Linux

I have two hard disks. HD1 has two partitions - a NTFS partitions with windows 8.1 and an ext3 with Ubuntu 14.04. HD2 has 4 NTFS partitions. Both of the disks (all partitions) are visible on Ubuntu ...
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df showing different disk sizes in 14.04 and 12.04?

I have several servers on Rackspace and have been moving some of them over from 12.04 to 14.04. One of the features they have is called Block Storage which lets you attach an external disk. These ...
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Change or Assign a Drive Letter to an external hard drive (or any drive)

I have an external hard drive that I formatted with Ubuntu (using the Gnome Disk Utility aka Disks) as an NTFS file system. Most of my computers in the house run Linux but I have a house mate using ...
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Boot Repair fails to recover grub after windows 7 installation

I'm trying to get a functional dual-boot of Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Home Premium. I began with a working Windows 7, then created a partition for Ubuntu. I thought I succeeded in installing Ubuntu ...
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Cannot find grub to boot Ubuntu after installation

I use a ASUS N550JV laptop (UEFI) and I tried to dual boot 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 on it, along side with Windows 8. I have two hard drives and /dev/sdb is a SSD so I want to install Ubuntu on it (Windows ...
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Swap partition showing unknown. Can I format it to ntfs or ext4 for keeping my files or this will cause problems to system? I don't need swap space

The gnome disk utility shows a partition with 3.1 GB is linux swap with unknown content. In a terminal running free command total swap shows 0. What does this mean? I don't need any swap space, so ...
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How to shrink my current Windows partition from ubuntu?

Was wondering how I could shrink my Windows partition on my dual boot setup, considering I no longer need much space for it. I've heard of gparted, not sure if that is fit for the job. Thanks!
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I used Wubi to install 12.04 and update to 13.10. How can I switch to a real disk partion for 14.04 but keep all my custom programs and settings?

I think Wubi is an excellent tool, and it's a shame it's been discontinued, but I'm ready to use a real disk install because apparently it will speed up Ubuntu noticeably. However, I have a lot of ...
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Creating a swap partition on an SSD with full encryption

Much to my surprise I recently found myself to lack a swap partition. Since (as is evident from the output of df, which I hereby repost) that I am running off a single encrypted volume, I was ...
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where went ubuntu(installed along side windows) after reinstalled windows?

i had installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7(ultimate) creating a disk partition of 10 G. I had some problem with windows, i had to format and reinstall it. I used the same partition for windows ...
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Hibernation/swap partition

I'm trying to enable hibernation on my laptop, a Dell XPS-13 (with a 256 GB SSD mounted as an encrypted volume). I was following the official documentation here and I attempted the "hibernation test" ...
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Dual Booting with Windows 8.1, what partitions should I create on HDD and SSD?

I've never used any OS other than windows, but have decided to try ubuntu 14.04. I have 30GB of free space on the SSD and 200GB on the HDD. Now what partitions should I create? I really have no idea ...
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Using part of an external hard drive for ubuntu and another part for windows

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on, partioned as 150gig for ubuntu and 2gig for swap space. The remaining memory is free. What I am wanting to do is use the ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04

I want to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8. Both are installed in my Dell laptop but the bios is not configured properly. I have to press F11 every time I need to use Ubuntu instead of Windows 8. I ...
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Two Partitions Versus Two Disk Drives

What is the difference between two operating systems on two different partitions on the same disk versus two operating systems on two different disk? What is the jargon for each case? What can one do ...
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Bricked GRUB after deleting a partition on my hard disk

I have Lubuntu and Linux Mint installed on my PC. Mint I bricked by removing the network folder in an attempt to make WiFi work. I was trying to install MINIX when it asked on which partition I ...
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Is there performance issue when using a Virtual Machine in a mounted partition?

I used to have a Windows 7 setup on my desktop. C:\ for system. D:\ for data. Now I've decided to install Ubuntu as the main OS: \ for Ubuntu (80Gb) swap for swap D:\ I kept this partition ...
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Add space to partition

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server vm with esxi. I added an additional 20 GB to my thick provisioned lazy zero disk, but I'm not able to resize my current partition. I am booting from a gparted ...
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Can't restore my gpt data with gdisk

So I have a pre-instaled windows 7 EFI boot on SSD in GPT Ubuntu installer couldn't recongize the SSD so I saw that I should try to zap the gpt using gdisk , before doing that I made a backup to a ...
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Ubuntu installer does not see windows 8 after changing partitions

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu (and Windows 8 for that matter). Here is my story so far in case these details matter. I have a brand new windows 8 machine, and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. ...
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Ubuntu Disk Partition

Well, i recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a HDD of 640 GB capacity. After the installation, I decided that i should partition my HDD so to have on the one partition the os and some other files (320 ...
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Should I put /boot on SSD or HDD

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 64bit. I am planning to implement EnhanceIO to use my new 25GB SSD drive for caching my 4TB RAID 0 array. The raid array is partitioned as: 500MB /boot, 20GB /, 200GB ...
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Expanding an encrypted xfs volume

I am working on expanding a currently attached volume to one of my Ubuntu Amazon AWS servers, but I am having some problems. I already created a new volume from a snapshot, then attached the newly ...
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I have formatted an external HD in ext4. But now I want all my linux PCs to be able access it

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 AMD64. I just bought an external HD. I have wiped everything in it and formatted to ext4 the whole disk. Now the only owner is root, I cannot create folders or copy ...
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Can I increase my hard disk space in virtual box which is running Windows 7 currently?

I have my first attempt to install an OS using virtual box and for that I made a 25 gb partition to my hard disk and now I want to increase its size. Is that valid, and if yes, how can i do it?enter ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a separate drive

I am wanting to use Ubuntu for daily use and my programming contract work (basically everything except for gaming). Right now I have Windows installed on a 64GB SSD and all of my ...
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What type of partition table and file system is required to make a live usb?

I see a bunch of stuff on using usb-creator to make a live usb for ubuntu which is great. What I don't see is what type of partition table and file system is required on the USB itself. Does it ...
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Can't resize partition

I'm trying to make my Windows partition bigger so I made my Ubuntu partition 150 GBs smaller. Now when I try to resize my Windows partition it won't go bigger -- it only gives me the option to make it ...
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Bricked my computer, is there any way to get it back?

I recently installed Ubuntu, but grabbed the 32-bit by accident so I went back to Windows, and was like better remove the Ubuntu files, so I deleted that partition. I downloaded the 64-bit version and ...