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

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Removable HDD Format

I am just wondering which type of partitioning I should choose for installing a Linux distro in a USB hard drive. I want to have partitions for /, /usr, and physical memory. Which of them should ...
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enabling volume renaming in Quantal

I partitioned my vaio with ubuntu 12.10 (Simple Gnome environment) so that I have 2 separate volumes for folders and file keeping (call it a long paranoid windows using effect :)). These two volumes ...
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Let's talk about size

I'm going to install 12.04 LTS, and I'm wondering: How much disk space the root must have? People said 6GB but Team Fortress 2 itself is 11GB. On Windows I needed like 180GB for C:\, but I don't have ...
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Internal hard drive, can't format [closed]

I cannot format anymore the hard drive of my laptop. Here is how I proceed: I am starting my computer with a USB live drive (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx). Then I start disk utility and try to ...
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Can I access a Windows 8 crashed partition from Ubuntu?

I had installed Windows 2-3 days before. On my laptop, there was only one drive. Because I wanted to partition it, I installed application called easeus partition master. But because my Windows 8 ...
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What is the use of this second, almost unused Ubuntu partiton?

I installed Ubuntu on my netbook quite some time ago, and I don't remember what did I do - but I'd expect I went with more or less default settings. Now I have two partitions (one ext3 and one ext4, ...
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The /boot partition in my server is full, how can I re-size it without re-installing the whole system?

I'm having some troubles because the partition in which /boot is allocated in my server is full, so I can install neither new linux images nor upgrades. Here is the server's file system usage ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 7 are installed in same Drive, is it safe?

I installed, Ubuntu using windows installer in Windows 7 OS, will it create any problem, if I create partition of same drive.
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I can't find partititions while installing Xubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubiquity doesn’t see any partitions on the Disk I'm running LiveCD Xubuntu on Windows 7. Once the installation begin, it shows: this computer currently has no ...
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How to manually fix a partition table ?

I recently had trouble with the MBR/partition table on my laptop. I managed to rebuild the partition table using testdisk, and install GRUB to get it booting properly again (I'm using a dual-boot with ...
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Installing ubuntu from usb stick and help in partitioning

I'm a very new Ubuntu user, I tried using Ubuntu 12.10 desktop form a USB stick and found it interesting. I wanted to install it along with my Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. I have 290.3 GB hard disk ...
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Can I Install Wubi on a Logical partition?

My hard disk has 4 partitions: System (primary partition) C:(primary partition 200 GB) F: (Logical drive 246 GB) D: recovery(primary partition 20 GB) Can I install 12.04 by WUBI installation ...
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Does not boot ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I had Ubuntu installed. When I installed ubuntu I completely formated the hard disk and then I ...
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If I need to Erase GPT data after doing a fixpart, will it also erase all my files on that drive?

Ubuntu 12.04 installer is not recognizing my partition, so I searched for that problem here and found the solution in this link: Ubuntu installation does not recognize drive partinioning So my ...
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Unable to boot windows 8 after ubuntu 12.04 installation

I just got my new notebook with windows 8 pre installed. After installing ubuntu 12.04 when I try to boot windows 8 it says "Automated Recovery in Progress" which fails afterwards and shuts down the ...
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Time differences between windows and ubuntu partition?

I'm running a tri-boot setup with Windows 7, ubuntu 12.04, and Backtrack 5 all running on separate partitions. When ever I boot into windows after linux the time is all messed up and I have to ...
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How do I use testdisk?

I would really appreciate it if someone could give me a walkthrough in testdisk. I wouldn't ask for this, but I caused this problem by trying to fix things myself using testdisk without really knowing ...
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My install did not install the grub loader and I also can not get to windows 7 either

I did a new install on Ubuntu 12.04 and when it was finishing it did not install the grub loader and this installation was over a previous installation where the partition should have been formatted. ...
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Swap never used. Should I delete it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Importance of Swap Partition I have an extended partition with 32GB assigned, 4.3GB goes to swap and the rest is formated as ext4. From time to time I open the system ...
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How do i use the partition table in Ubuntu 10.10?

I want to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my Macmini first gen(Snow Leopard),my iMac G3(Tiger), or my PowerBook G4(Tiger). But i still want my Mac OS X on it. I can't use the disk utility to partition my ...
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When installing Ubuntu, it takes me to a harddrive screen to install help?

A few steps into the installation, there is a screen showing my hard drive, with sda1, sda2 and sda3 partitions. But when I click to install with one of them, it cannot find the root file. How can I ...
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What's the difference of partition type and filesystem type?

I'm formatting my Seagate Freeagent external HDD in Linux to FAT filesystem, because it can't be done in Windows, but I'm wondering, what's the difference betweeen partition type and filesystem type? ...
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Building and migrating to software raid 5 array

I am hoping to build and migrate to a software raid 5 array. I am working with ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit. I currently have three drives: /dev/sda1 which is a 60G solid state drive which contains ...
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How to eliminate windows partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove Windows Vista Partition So Ubuntu Fills Entire Hard Drive? I am preparing to update ubuntu on an old laptop. Originally windows was hacked and I had an ubuntu ...
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GParted doesn't see any partition [closed]

What I am trying to do couldn't be more logical I think. I have a 40gb drive with two partitions, Xp and Ubuntu. I have dual boot, everything boots and works perfectly. I have about 9gb free in the ...
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Still asking whether I want to boot into Ubuntu although there is no Ubuntu partition any more

My Ubuntu partition is gone but when I boot up, Grub still asks if I want to boot into Windows 7 or Ubuntu. To put it simply how do I get it to stop asking for Ubuntu and only have 7.
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On which partition is Ubuntu located?

I'm trying to delete the Ubuntu partition and then later I'm planning on running Ubuntu through VitualBox on Windows 7. The problem is I don't know which partition is Ubuntu so I can use that space ...
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How to restore Ubuntu data after install windows 7?

I have installed windows 7. I have lost my all data which were in ubuntu. Now want to get my all previous data. I have installed windows 7 in other partition. Ubuntu partition lost all data if it is ...
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Run 12.10 and 12.04 off same home partition

This is a weird one and I apologize if this is a duplicate question, I looked but couldn't find a answer. I upgraded to 12.10 and it works with the side that I have to use the open ati driver cause ...
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Resizing Ubuntu Partition with GParted, dual booting with windows

When I first installed Ubuntu, I allocated ~200 GB of space for Ubuntu, but its way more than I need. If I use gparted to resize the size of the partition down to say 100 GB, will the 100GB be usable ...
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Why can't I increase the size of sda1 using gParted?

I am trying to resize my /dev/sda1 as shown in the diagram using the gparted Live cd.However although I have unallocated space I am unable to expand it.I have tried expanding /dev/sda2(which works) ...
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What are the implications of two drives being extended in gparted?

The above is the configuration of my partitioning system in gparted. Windows is on sda1. Ubuntu is on sda6. I want to use unetbootin to install another Linux on sda5. My question is: Why are sda5 ...
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Ubuntu doesnt detect one partition on dual boot with windows 7

I have windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my dell inspiron 5010. I have these three partitions in my lap. C (windows sys),D,F. I have installed ubuntu alongside but when i log in to ubuntu i can only see ...
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How to add partition for UBUNTU 12.04 in my MacBook Pro 7.1 that already have Windows XP and OS X 10.6.8 (bootcamp)?

I have Windows XP and OSX 10.6.8 in my mac via bootcamp. Now that I want to install Ubuntu, I want to add 2 extra partitions (for LINUX and LINUX swap). Previously only Macintosh HD and BOOTCAMP for ...
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How can i use the unused space in my HDD and restore it back to original form ?? does Gparted tool help?

I installed a couple of Ubuntu versions previously only to be deleted or unused leaving the allocated space they used haunted.Using a tool like GParted how can I merge all those pieces into my ...
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Installing Ubuntu on unallocated space between many partitions

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on some unallocated space, but I'm getting confused with the manual partition setup. I didn't want to try the other options for it suggested that everything on my ...
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How do I preseed multiple partitions on one disk; /tmp /data /usr swap?

trying to get preseeding on 12.04 64bit with what should be a basic setup to work: /dev/sda - the only drive beeing used / - rootfs - 100GB /boot - 1GB /tmp - 10GB /data - should take all available ...
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Create a GPT on a new volume during installation

I'd like to install Ubuntu Precise (current LTS) on a drive, and I'd like to discard the current partitioning and instead create a new GPT on that drive. The ubuntu installer allows me to partition ...
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How much Partition?

i'm a new linux user and I feel like I messed up my Partitions. I have around 600GB to use and it shows I have 5.5 GB of free space, so did I mess up my free space partitioning and would I just need ...
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Deleting recovery partition on dual boot machine and resizing window 7 partition

I am using a dual boot Ubuntu/win7 machine. My win 7recovery partition is around 20GB, since I have created recovery disks I am assuming I no longer need it my windows partition is only small I was ...
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My partition table is facing limitations; having problems creating more partitions

I first noticed an issue when trying to install Linux Mint 14 as a third OS alongside Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 - I was unable to create another partition to install Mint to. Poking around, I ...
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Can installing Ubuntu 12.10 on its own partition affect my Windows 7 partition?

Here is the scenario I have already downloaded the ubuntu 12.10 desktop 32bit on ubuntu site. Now I want to put it in my 4gb flash drive using the universal installer. Assuming i have a 100GB hard ...
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Does LVM option delete existing operating systems?

I accidentally clicked this option when installing 12.10. Now, I am not seeing my other operating systems show up. I tried fgrep menuentry /boot/grub/grub/.cfg and only see Ubuntu. When I checked my ...
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How to extend an existing partition with newly installed hard drive

My hard drive space almost running out, so I installed a new hard drive. My question is, Can I extend an existing patition with newly installed hard drive? e.g. Existing /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda3 ...
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Change Swap Amount to Hibernate in WUBI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable hibernation on Wubi? I would like to hibernate when I get critical battery, I could do this in Windows, but the option is disabled in Ubuntu. I ...
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Ubuntu shows disk volumes as one partition

When I was installing Ubuntu(12.04 and 11.10) showed 2 partitions, whereas I have 4 partitions on Windows 7: C(70GB),D(300GB),E(300GB),F(30GB). Ubuntu is only 2 disks: one is 70GB, the latter is ...
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Why is my partition claiming to be out of space?

My file system claims to only have 4.5 GB left. While my OS (a folder with in file system) still has 75.2 GB left. I put something near 130 GB on my Ubuntu partition, it should have enough space. I ...
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Do symlinks from HDD to SSD give a performance hit?

I am planning to install Kubuntu onto an SSD, but have /home mounted on a hard disk drive. But also, I would like some /home/... subdirectories to benefit from SSD's performance (they will be read ...
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Resize Disk Partition on Remote VM Server

I'm running Ubuntu Server 10.04 on a remote server as a VM. I only have access to the VM. The VM is assign a disk space of 20GB, however the drive is currently only partitioned to use about 4.7GB. I ...
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Fresh install of 64 bit 12.04 over 32 bit 11.10 alongside Windows 7

I currently have Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit and Windows 7 dual boot in separate partitions. I am trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit (mistakenly installed the 32 bit 11.10 a little while ...