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 not resizing partitions & I'm unable to access Ubuntu 14.04 install

I'm trying to resize my partitions, to increase the area for my install of Ubuntu 14.04. I'd like to regain use of that partition, which I was unable to get back into after doing a fresh install of ...
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Force format USB

Maybe you can help me but I'm becoming very doubtful. But I have a Verbatim flash drive (third Verbatim flash drive to do this to be exact and one sandisk all the same problem over the past year) But ...
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Disk partitions for Windows 7 & Ubuntu dual boot

I had Windows 7 previously. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with it and installed it (from USB). Actually, I created a separate 40GB disk partition for Ubuntu. But nowhere during the ...
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How to remove Windows after installing Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Vista 64 bit machine and I thought it was going to uninstall Vista but it didn't, now I have both systems. How do I get rid of Vista?
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Adding another partition to 14.04 - what mount-point/settings needed?

Firstly sorry if this is a bit too detailed for this kind of question but I fear not telling you enough to be able to help me! So, I have a duel boot (UEFI) laptop which had Win7 on it which I ...
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Intel SSD bug: unbootable after sleep mode with low battery. need to backup data

After putting my notebook to sleep while it was on a low battery state I pluged my cable in and turned it on again. Then I got error messages about writing data to swap, ssd superblock and I/O errors ...
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Problems to boot ubuntu partition after updating BIOS from my windows partition

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop L50-B-18E. So, one day the toshiba center asked me to update the BIOS, and I did. But now the menu that asks me what system do I want to start doesn't appear ...
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How can I copy a file from one partition to another?

I started with Linux a year ago. Few weeks ago it was my idea to install the EFISTUB bootloader. I used an Live CD to freshly install 12.10, and studied the articles of http://www.rodsbooks.com/ ...
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Drive failure in Raid1. Can't replace

I have a software raid1 and mdadm emailed me that a drive failed. Following steps I found online, I marked as failed and removed the drive from the raid. I replaced the drive with an exact make and ...
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How to perform partition on a drive where ubuntu is installed?

I have only one drive with 461.81GB and want to shrink the volume by 300 GB, and create another two volumes using that space... How do I do that using Gparted??
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pendrive partitioning issue gpt corrupted

pendrive size has reduced.. this is what comes when i try to formate.. please help /dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos ...
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How do I fix a resized to bigger space Gparted partition to show my data?

OK so I recently got a hard drive and have been using it alot lately. I was trying to re-size it (with data on it) to take up the free space I had just made by deleting some partitions with a bunch of ...
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Move `/home` to new partition

I installed 12.04 over a prior (experimental) install of 10.10. Somehow in the setup, I did not specify that /home be set to a separate (extended) partition (/dev/sda7). So the install set up /home on ...
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Getting a drive to automount on startup [duplicate]

I've got a drive (well, a separate partition actually) that has my music on it, and in theory I should just be able to hit play in Rhythmbox and it'll work. But for some reason, I need to personally ...
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Can't swich between Ubuntu and Microsoft and am stuck in Ubuntu. Please help! [duplicate]

In order to switch to Microsoft Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu I would go into my BIOS and click F8 to get to a menu where I can pick what to boot from. I clicked on my hard drive(were I have both Ubuntu and ...
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Why can't I adjust partition size precisely with parted (KDE Partition Manager)?

Context: I want to clone my Kubuntu 12.04 (the Pustulated Priapulid) installation from one logical volume to another, prior to doing a dist-upgrade to 14.04 (the Teratogenic Tardigrade) on the ...
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How Do I Create A Bootable Windows USB? [duplicate]

I recently used Gparted to resize my partition, so I have 200GB of unallocated space that I want to install Windows 7 to. The problem is, my computer won't let me boot from USB. It let me boot ...
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Computer doesn't recognize hard drive for booting windows 8

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my computer today to dual boot with Windows 8.1. I created a 10 gigabyte partition for Ubuntu and then tried to install it. During the installation process, I ...
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grub rescue when trying to fix dualboot with Windows 8, what can I do? [duplicate]

I formatted the partition containing Ubuntu 13.04 running parallel with Windows 8, I then merged the partition disk into another disk and that is where the problem starts. When I restart the computer ...
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Is it possible to access and use all the files in the hard disk in both windows as well as Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is it possible to access and use all the files in the hard disk in both windows as well as Ubuntu? Also; What is a swap area? Where can I find someone who can help me with installation?
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Should I delete all of my partitions while still running windows I want to do a complete install of just Ubuntu

Tell me if I'm wrong on this as well delete all of my partitions will make my computer run faster while using just Ubuntu
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Need help getting on windows and uninstalling ubuntu [duplicate]

Im using a Hp pavilion dm1 and I installed ubuntu using a usb stick because my laptop doesnt have a disk drive, I installed ubuntu on a new partition and chose to copy my files to it when installing. ...
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Problems with a HFS+ hdd on Ubuntu Server 14.04

I have a 2TB Western Digital HDD with one partition formatted as HFS+. I tried pretty much everything to make it readable (not even writable) from Ubuntu Server, but had no success. I tried: ...
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Ubuntu partition table

I'm having a problem re-arranging my partition table. My partition table looks like the picture above, and I would like to extend my sda5 to use the space in the sda4. I already tried to format the ...
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Dual boot extend partition

I am really new to ubuntu, and I wanted to extend my dual boot Ubuntu partition, but there is no option to which I can extend it. I have run gparted, then I swapoff the linux-swap. I already have an ...
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How to partition my Hard Disk to facilitate installation?

I am new to Linux family and willing to install ubuntu 11.10 x86 (32 bit) alongside Windows 7, i.e., Dual-Boot. I have searched a lot about how to make partitions of my hard disk for installing ubuntu ...
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Badly installed Ubuntu 14.04

Today, I have decided to make a new partition of my HDD and then to install Ubuntu 14.04. I have already had Windows installed on another partition. I installed Ubuntu and the installation has been ...
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How to re-create the partition table?

I accidentally dd the first 512 bytes using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 and the partition table is now gone. Is there ANY way to re-create the partition table(/dev/sdb). My hard ...
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Weird partitions after fresh ubuntu 14.04 LTS install

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a clean SSD driver. Install went fine and now when using df command i am getting following results: What is: 1) /sys/fs/cgroup 2) /dev 3) /run 4) /run/lock 5) ...
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Move unallocated space so it can be assigned to an existing partition

I have an issue that I cannot seem to solve, please see the following screenshot: The circles represent the key symbols which aren't removed even during live session from a bootable USB of Xubuntu. ...
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How to create two partitions with exactly the same size?

I created two partitions using the following commands. parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1 50001 parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1948001 1998001 Each partition should have 50001 ...
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Increase Ubuntu partition

I have a sony vaio laptop on which both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 are installed. When I installed Ubuntu on pre-existing Windows, I gave it a partition size of 15GB. Now as softwares requires more ...
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After removing ubuntu, I still have traces of it in my boot order

for a while now, I've been trying to dual boot kali linux and windows 8 and failing. I think a reason for that might be is because I still have traces of ubuntu (I had it installed before, formatted ...
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Removing partition by reinstalling Ubuntu

My laptop was running on Windows XP. Then I decided to try Ubuntu. (It's fast and sleek, btw) I chose the dual-boot option. Days later, I decided to fully commit to the latter. At first, I tried to ...
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Bootproblems after second OS installation

My Problem: I had Windows 7 on my old HDD. Bought 120GB SSD to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dualboot. Disabled HDD. Windows installation -> create 60GB partition for WIN7, works. Next: ...
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How to resize the root partition using GParted [closed]

I'm new to GParted. I have to resize a partition that contains root file system which is full. Previously I had Windows installed in my system. I use a 250GB hard drive and was divided into 3 drives ...
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How to configure partitions across two physical drives?

I am a Linux/Ubuntu newbie installing Ubuntu Server 10.04 on a fresh box as a web server. My box has two physical drives (40GB and 160GB), and I wish to use them both. With no previous experience in ...
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Setting up a new machine with 2 HD

Here's the partitioning scheme I set up on a machine with 2 80GB drives: SDA 1) root = 15G 2) swap = 4G 3) home = 60G Ok? Or is there a better scenario? Then the partitioner shows the second ...
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Cannot max out hd partition size

I am using Ubuntu server (no GUI installed at the moment). I am setting it up as a Time Machine backup. I have navigated all the steps, only to discover that the first (and only) partition on my ...
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Can I Recover The Files in the Directory /usr from a btrfs Snapshot?

Some time ago, I moved the folder /usr to its own partition. Before this it had lived in the / partition which has a btrfs filesystem. Accidentally, I formatted my /usr partition from my Windows XP ...
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Not asked for Partition when i installed ubuntu

i installed ubuntu 12.04 lts version in my computer, i had installed ubuntu successfully, but during installation it was not asking for any partition, will it be problem? what space it will take in ...
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How to install Windows 7 on the same partition as Ubuntu 12.04 ie. dual boot?

I have a Dell Vostro 3000 Series with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I want to keep the Ubuntu and install Windows 7 Ultimate along with it. The partition on which Ubuntu is installed is the only one ...
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Installing ubuntu in free space of extended partition: “You have not selected any partitions for use as swap space”

Here is a picture of my hdd's partition table : I wish to install Ubuntu in the free space shown in the below picture. However I don't understand how to configure the installation. I chose the ...
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Screwed up Partitioning, Can't boot into live session, Grub installed wrong

I am kinda a novice to the Whole Ubuntu thing so I'll try to explain my best here. I recently got a Lenovo E545 laptop (I love it by the way), with Windows 8. having no Idea that its impossible to ...
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can ubuntu work with ntfs file system partitions?? i mean could it read and write its contents or not?

i am thinking of switching to ubuntu,,, here are some things that i am concerned about: does ubuntu supports the usage(read/write) of previous data (from windows formatted NTFS drives) or i have to ...
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Two HDD partitions with the same name result in uncertain directories

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that has a lot of hard drives plugged into it. These hard drives have partitions with old OS's which have a lot of key data that I use often. The problem is, I ...
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Why is btrfs slower than ext4, and why would I want to use it in an ubuntu install? [closed]

At this time (August 2014); having been following the benchmarks for btrfs on Phoronix,(http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=home) and have been seeing on the aggregate; slower performance than ext4; ...
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Backing up a HDD using dd

I'm trying to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 8 on my laptop, but the install disc did not recognize Windows, so I'll have to do a custom install, which is something I've never done, and I want ...
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Partition Scheme Questions in Dual Boot Ubuntu/Windows installation

I just got a new laptop with Windows 8 and I am ready to install Ubuntu. I see the hard drive already has quite a few partitions, most of which seem related to Windows recovery. See capture: I am ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and Prolong SSD life

I will be installing Ubuntu 12.10 on a SSD as a dual boot with Windows 7. I also have a HDD that will be used as a data drive. I was thinking of having: / on SSD /home on HDD swap on HDD Is there ...