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

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Can I change a linux swap partition to a file system without losing data?

so I am using ubuntu 11.10, just changed from windows to ubuntu, and one of my file systems, I accidentally set it up as a linux swap partition and now I want to acces my files, as I did in windows, ...
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dual booting ubuntu without affecting recovery disk

I bought a new laptop with genuine windows 8 with a recovery partition built in. I need to install ubuntu without affecting to the current configurations. This is how my partition table looks in ...
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unable to mount lvm partition

Hi I am trying to mount a new Logical volume. I am on ubuntu server 13.04. I have created the lv using the rest of the disk space. I am receiving this error : NTFS signature is missing. Failed to ...
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How to dualboot 12.4.2 alongside Windows 8 without Wubi? [duplicate]

I've just bought a new Acer laptop that came preinstalled with Windows 8 in Secure Boot (enabled). Since Wine can only do so much, I want to keep my Windows8 and install Ubuntu 12.4.2 alongside it, ...
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No primary partitions left: how to install Ubuntu now that wubi is no longer supported? [duplicate]

On my pc with Windows7 preinstalled, there is no primary partition left to install Ubuntu in. /dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 206848 ...
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Cannot find “Run Ubuntu alongside with windows” option when installing [duplicate]

I have Windows 7, and I'm trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. However, when I try to install Ubuntu with a USB, it doesn't give me the option to dual boot. I can only "Replace Windows 7 with ...
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Windows 7 doesn't recognize the hard drive Ubuntu is on

I have two hard drives, one that my Windows 7 install is on and another that I have my data is on. I had set aside 100 GB on the data drive to install Ubuntu, which has worked fine in the past when I ...
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Easiest way to stop using a separate partition for /boot?

I have an older machine that I originally set up as a dual boot with Windows 7 and Lubuntu. Part of that setup was establishing a small partition for /boot. The partition is 89 MB, and with recent ...
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disk space lacking

My Ubuntu partition was working on 50gb . However, even-though I had not used much of the memory, I was still getting messages saying the disk space is low. I increased the partition, but am still ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a GPT HDD

I have changed my system to boot from UEFI instead of BIOS and have installed Windows 7 on my internal SSD which has GPT partition type. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my external HDD. My ...
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How is it possible to swap linux disk contents with Win7 contents?

I have used Ubuntu 13.04 for some time now and I love it! Currently I have 2 disks in my PC: 2011 HDD with 1TB of space with Win7 on it. 2006 HDD with 150GB of space with Ubuntu 13.04 on it. As the ...
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Would like to install Ubuntu on secondary hard drive within my computer

Okay, so here's the story. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. I currently have a 2TB drive in my computer where Windows 7 boots from, and a secondary 500GB drive that also has a bootable ...
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Keeping installed programs when installing new OS

I currently have a separate partition for / and /home. However, in the past I've had a separate /usr for all my installed programs. Whenever I change between similar OSs (eg Mint and Ubuntu) I simply ...
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Getting more space on Wubi

First and foremost, note that I'm a complete noob to Linux, so please bear with my confuzzled rambling. I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS via Wubi (18GB installation on the C: drive) on an AMD ...
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Is WUBI installation a full installation, or is it a live CD with persistent file or partition?

Is WUBI installation a full installation, or is it a live CD with persistent file or partition ? I want to know when I run apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, will the new downloaded files ...
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Best partition scheme for ubuntu + windows with EFI and GPT

I am guessing which is the better partition scheme for a system with EFI and GPT. Currently, I have the following scheme: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk ...
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Can I use a 3TB hdd as a boot drive?

I need a new HDD and plan on getting a 3TB one to fit all my stuff, ubuntu 12.04 install included. So far I only have a 5yr old Asus p5qse but sooner rather than later I should have a new system with ...
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How can I change partition table without data loss?

I hope that I name it that right. I have a root partition a home partition and swap. All I want is to add a partition for windows. BUT my drive is full so I want to shrink the logical home partition ...
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Unable to extend ubuntu partiton

I'm trying to expand my Ubuntu partition, I booted up my LiveCD, opened GParted and freed some space. But when I'm trying to expand the partition, it doesn't show any free space. It does this only for ...
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Grub rescue unknown file system error

I formatted my partition of Ubuntu 11.04 and created a new simple volume in Windows. But when I rebooted my laptop, I got an error :no such partition. I tried nearly all commands suggested, but could ...
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How to automatically uninstall older kernels so that “The volume 'boot' has only … MB disk space” does not appear?

I work with Ubuntu 13.04 ("64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop image"). On updates/upgrades, I quite often get messages of the type The volume "boot" has only 11 MB disk space. I then uninstall older kernel ...
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where should I install windows?

here is a picture of "GParted". Where should I install windows (which partition?)? It's SDA1? I'm not sure because there are 20gb in use and I don't know why. It's possible that's the older ...
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Mounting a directory

I have a directory in the /dev dir called media/windows. I need to mount the /windows directory to a ntfs file system partition in /dev called sbd1. I have tried mount /dev/media/windows /dev/sdb1 and ...
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How to hide ext4 and dm-crypt partitions from a windows (7) install?

Environment: I have a bunch of partitions across several drives. A precise, a wheezy, an arch, a windows 7 -install and multiple partitions with stuff. What? So how can I hide the linux-world ...
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(U)EFI > Ubuntu vs Windows 8 - problems with booting Windows [duplicate]

I have a problem with a screwed dual-boot of ubuntu 13.04 and windows 8 on a new DELL XPS 12 (EFI/grub2) System not loading windows8 at all,... here is a story: I've got a new DELL XPS 12 System with ...
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Partitioning issues with easeUS how do i proceed

Ok I installed EaseUS to set up a partition for Ubuntu. My laptop automatically has 4 primary drives: *:SYSTEM C: D: Recovery *: HP_TOOLS I have an HP laptop. I read online that HP_TOOLS is a back ...
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File operations not permitted on ntfs file system on Thoshiba 1TB external hard disk in Ubuntu 11.10

Recently I buy a Thoshiba external hard disk. And I make a NTFS partition. Now it is read only mode in Ubuntu 11.10. Now I can't able to copy from my system / create folder in HDD. But copying from ...
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Missing Operating System after removing Windows though partition (gparted)

My laptop is divided into three drives: C, D and E. Windows was installed in C and Ubuntu was in D. I format C and E by deleting and to NTFS using gparted. But when I restart, it tells me a "missing ...
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How to unhide the recovery partition in ubuntu that is hidden in windows 7?

My recovery drive is hidden in windows 7, and it is not allowed to assign any drive letter to it from storage management of windows, but the partition is shown in storage management of windows as well ...
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View TOTAL Disk Space Taken by ALL Installed Packages

Is there a way to view a 'system size'? I want to know how large I should make partitions if I separate my /home from the / (root) partition, but I don't know how much space Ubuntu + every installed ...
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How can I dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 7 Home Premium? [duplicate]

I have a nice impression to Ubuntu before and I want to dual boot it with my Windows OS. (I'm a total newbie in this field :D ) I have downloaded the latest Universal USB Installer and the Ubuntu ...
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Stuck partition on Mac.

After I used rEFIt to put Linux on my mac, it tried installing windows, but I stopped it. The partition doesn't show up in terminal or disk utility. It's like a 'ghost' partition and it shows up when ...
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Full disk encryption & boot partition from a CD [closed]

I would like to try enabling Full Disk Encryption under Ubuntu 13.04. I would also like to put my boot partition on a burnt CD-R, rather than unencrypted on the HDD. A CD-R has a number of advantages ...
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Installing fresh Ubuntu 13.04 instead of Ubuntu 12.10

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I'm going to install Ubuntu 13.04 tomorrow night. In Iran internet speed isn't very good to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04. My partition scheme is / , swap and /home. Is ...
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I need to increase swap space [duplicate]

I used the Windows installer to install Ubuntu. It did not ask me the size of swap. I am currently using Ubuntu and have only about 200 MB and my system crashes when I open too many applications.
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Keeping the same /home partition after a clean install

I currently have 2 partitions for my ubuntu installation: A / partition and a /home partition. When Ubuntu 13.04 is released I plan to reinstall ubuntu while keeping the same home partition. Is it ...
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1 or 2 partitions for 2 op-systems (Windows 7 + Ubuntu)? [duplicate]

What is recommended: installing Ubuntu in the same partition as Windows 7 - or in a separated one? Ubuntu says: Begin the installation Depending on your previous selections, you can now verify that ...
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Resize ext4 /home partition from start sector

I need to resize my ext4 /home partition to make space to my boot partition before it. The thing is to do so I need to change the start sector of my home partition (the boot partition is extended on ...
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mount to an existing ubuntu server os

I currently have ubuntu server installed on an ext4 partition which contains the root file system. I wanted to separate /var out to its own partition. So I booted gparted live, created another ext4 ...
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Mounting a pendrive as a swap partition, having problems

The building of one of the softwares I am installing is failing because of the error c++: internal compiler error: Killed (program cc1plus) I think this is because I have only 500Mb swap ...
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Misaligned partition

I've just installed ubuntu 12.04. I didn't put my data yet, I want before to make sure that the installation is fine. And I get Disk Utility warning about misaligned partition. I have / on sda1 and ...
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trying to dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu 12.10

I have been trying to install Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 ( 64 Bit ) on a Lenovo twist notebook. I have now installed Windows 8 ( with UEFI, secure boot disabled ) and I am following the instructions ...
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Formating a USB stick with ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I know there's a few relevant questions answered but when I try to format it through disk utility the only answer I get is: "Error synchrinizing after initial wipe: Timed out waiting for object ...
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How do I upgrade Ubuntu on a partition using an iso image?

I've searched through some answers here, and while one was marked as a duplicate, it specifically dealt with an apt upgrade, so I don't think it applies to my question. Currently I have 12.10 on my ...
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cannot mount my external hard drive anymore

I do not what happened, but i can not anymore automount my hard drive. It contains a vital data for me and have no whish losing it. Any help is very much appreciated i was trying to copy somes files ...
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resize2fs: Invalid argument while trying to resize /dev/sda1 (dd problems)

I was attempting to copy my Ubuntu installation to a larger HDD following this guide with the dd command. The guide says: "It's recommended you dd to an identical partition for optimal results." ...
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I deleted my main partition, how do I recover it?

I accidentally deleted my main partition, however i haven't restarted yet so I still have access to all my files. Is there any way to prevent it being deleted on restart?
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Can I Adjust/Reduce My Partition Size for Ubuntu?

I'm a brand new user to Ubuntu and Linux for that matter. I just installed Ubuntu in a Dual-Boot setup and loaded all the updates I could get. During installation it asked me to set the partition ...
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installing ubuntu 13.04 divided my HDD

I just tried installing ubuntu 13.04 and I'm sure I followed the Right steps until he loading screen after the restart required ...when it boot up it asked between win 7 disk1 or win 7 disk2. And ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an MDR disk - problems!

I have an MDR disk with Windows 8 installed and system reserved partition. I have tried installing Ubuntu from both disk and USB, and it just cannot pick up on my partition table either way. It thinks ...