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

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Repartitioning in 14.94 To Add Home Partion

I have 32 bit 14.04 installed as the only OS on a older Toshiba Laptop. Unfortunately, when I installed it I did not set up a \home partition, which I had intended to do. What I want to do is to set ...
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Error:No Such Device … Grub Rescue>_ [duplicate]

I am a totally new Ubuntu user. I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS side by side.I have 2 HDD- one 160 GB and 1TB. I decided to delete ubuntu and change to ubuntu 12.04 as 14.04 does not have much ...
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Why did Ubuntu 14.04 create a 15.8GB swap partition?

I started with Windows 7 on 120GB SSD and Ubuntu 14.04 32bit installed on 60GB partition on separate 1TB HDD. I just did a fresh reinstall of 14.04 64bit on the 1TB HDD. In the installation set up ...
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Run Gparted over SSH

I am using a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and I started building a Samba server at home I am using Ubuntu-Server 14.04 for this machine. I use Webmin and SSH (depending on the job) to configure my ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7, though the NTFS partition is accessible

I have a dual boot laptop (Ubuntu 12.04.4/Windows 7) with a failing hard disk. S.M.A.R.T. current pending sector count has started to rise and the system takes a few minutes to boot in both Ubuntu and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer won't recognize free spaces

I use disk management in windows 8 to free some spaces(50 GB). In the installing there was two options: 1-replace Ubuntu 2-Something else. I choose something else but it shows two drives but I have ...
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How to split currently used partition on Ubuntu server?

I would like to split a currently used partition that is mounted to /usr directory. I did this because / only had 1 gb of data allocated to it. Now, I did not account for the /home directory when I ...
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partitioning in ubuntu with gparted cant resize

I opened gparted and as i can see i have 3 partitions(or i think so) first one sda1 (236 mb) its ext2 type file and its booting point, second one is sda2(rest of the hdd 1.36 tb) extended ntfs type ...
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Want to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows XP on an pld PC [duplicate]

MS Windows XP Professsional SP2 Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.66GHz, 991MB RAM, VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP My PC is fairly old, about 5 yrs to be exact. Want to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows XP. Please ...
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best way to enlarge system partition

I have a problem - I need to enlarge my system partition. I mean - when I initially installed Ubuntu, I split the partition so I have 15GB for system and the rest (around 400) pointed at /home/. This ...
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Windows partition recognized as unallocated space

I am new to Linux. I was trying to dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu when I came across this: ubuntu installer won't recognize windows as an OS and the C drive is recognized as "unallocated space" by ...
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Startup Disk Creator shows no free space on my USB stick

I am having a problem trying to use Startup Disk Creator with my 8GB USB stick. The USB stick has just been formatted, but Startup Disk Creator shows that there is no free space on the drive, although ...
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Mounting a new hard drive (sda1) to my existing filesystem

I tried to read some posts regarding mounting a new hard drive, but I am facing some problem. My new hard drive is sda1. The output of sudo fdisk -l is: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sdb: 999.7 GB, ...
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Partitioning for Dual Boot Windows 8.1/ Ubuntu HDD [duplicate]

So i got a blank 750 GB HDD on a laptop. My intention is to install Windows 8.1 only on a single partion like a 100 GB for the system only to use it for my university programs etc. and to use Ubuntu ...
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installation on Asus Zenbook UX301LA

I am afraid I messed up things pretty badly while trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 or Mint 17 on a brand new Asus Zenbook UX301LA. The situation is: I am pretty sure that I have destroyed Windows8 ...
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How to do a dual boot of two Ubuntu operating systems?

This problem is little bit different than other similar ones. I have a clone image of Ubuntu production system and plan to propagate it to two different partitions (e.g., /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2). How ...
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I want to install Ubuntu leaving Windows 8 and recovery partitions untouched

I tried installing ubuntu using a usb in my pre-installed windows 8 machine which is lenovo z500. If I have to install ubuntu, do I have to make a partition in my C-drive? Is there another method ...
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Dual booting Windows 7/Ubuntu and partitioning on a 220GB SSD / 1TB HDD

I am not a technical user and am not familiar with any of these linux/unix/ubuntu terms - I'm looking for an easy to follow, non-technical guide for setting up my system - please tell it to me like ...
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Windows/Ubuntu dual boot, shared storage, switching from one hard drive to two

I have read this and plan on following those general guidelines in order to set up Windows/Kubuntu/Storage partitions on one hard drive. My question is if later on I decide to buy a second hard drive ...
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How to decrease the utilization of my SSD drive as much as possible? [duplicate]

I have a PC with a 250GB SSD & 500GB SATA HD. I will have Linux root (/) in the SSD disk after the installation. I want to minimize ssd utilization as much as possible. Therefore, I will ...
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Install second Ubuntu distribution on second drive

I have Ubuntu 13.10 already installed on /dev/sda. Now I want to install version 14.04 on /dev/sdb (screenshots from GParted are pasted below). How should I proceed?
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Laptop won't boot after I deleted Ubuntu partition

I'd installed an Ubuntu distro alongside Windows 8 that I didn't like. I was going to replace it with standard Ubuntu, but it was having trouble, so I deleted the Ubuntu partition from Windows 8. I ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu On Mbr disk Scheme not GPT

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu on my Mbr disk scheme with windows 7 already installed on UEFI Legacy mode but when trying to manual specify partition for installation i found 3 more partitions ...
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No space for ubuntu to load

Help! I have Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted with Windows 7, I was using Ubuntu and writing files from one drive to another, however I didnt realise that I would soon run out of disk space on my laptop hard ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't detect partition on Win7 (Warning: Can't have a partition outside the disk!) [duplicate]

I tried to look it up on the forum but I can't find a solution. I just got a PC laptop (I come from Mac…) installed Win7 and partition my hd in 3 parts, one for Win7, one unformatted for Ubuntu, and ...
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After boot repair laptop boots straight to windows 8 without grub - no solution for a week now

This is a repost because my original post was marked as having a solution/duplicate somewhere else and I read those solutions before and tried them countless times with no success. I followed the ...
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Partition table lost - how to recover lost LUKS partition, I have some backup partitioning data

Thanks for choosing to take a look and help. The problem is this: I have a 1TB external hard disk with One encrypted partition(about 286 gb) - luks (I'll call this EP) One unencrypted ...
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GRUB problem after creating new partition - not able to boot live-cd

I've created a new NTFS partition under windows - after reebooting I've received the following error: Unknown file system Entering rescue mode Grub rescue > I would've booted one of my ubuntu live ...
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Lost ubuntu partition after Win7 removal

I used to have a 1TB HDD with Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on dual boot. Few weeks ago I bought an SSD and installed on Dual Boot a Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. From the new Ubuntu system I was able to access the ...
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how can a windows application installed via wine be enabled to access partitions other than /home?

I am fairly new to Ubuntu, having only recently switched from Windows. As I had a very large number of files stored in several partitions, which I naturally wanted to retain, I deleted only the ...
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Partitions not showing while installing (K)ubuntu 14.04

Im trying to install Kubuntu 14.04 along-side Windows 7 x64 but there are problems in Disk Setup section, installer does not show my drives properly as they are, i left drive empty to install Kubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu side by side with Windows

I'm trying to setup both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop on the same machine. I've partitioned the disk into 3 parts, so that I can have Windows Ubuntu Shared Partition for Files I've ...
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Ubuntu Live CD does not recognize a Windows partition with data on it

OK, in my desktop I have 2 HDD each one with several partitions. In windows I've renamed the partition of one drive that I've wanted to delete to make a clean Ubuntu 14.04 install. To make sure that I ...
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How to fix Ubuntu partition?

I had Ubuntu installed, after installing Windows 7 and trying to fix Windows bootloader (using EasyBCD), my Ubuntu partition is damaged.This is screenshot of GParted: /dev/sda3 extended is recent ...
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Which is the most user-friendly installation of Ubuntu for Sony Vaio VGN-Z21WN?

My father has given me a Sony VAIO VGN-Z21WN laptop. It has an Intel Centrino 2 (Duo) 2.53 Ghz processor and 3Gb of RAM. I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a Dell Latitude before and despite having ...
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no GRUB menu bootloader option

I have used Ubuntu distribution in my HP laptop along with Windows 7 dual-boot before. But due to some mistakes while partitioning using windows default partition tool, I formatted my system drives ...
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Multi-booting in my laptop

I have 3 primary partitions-one is system reserved (created by windows 7 automatically when installed),another one is windows 7 and the remaining one is EXTRAS(D:).I have 72 GB free space.I want to ...
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Moving /home to an existing directory

Although I've found numerous guides and questions already I still don’t seem to be able to get this to work. Situation: I’m trying to move the home folders of 2 users to an already mounted disk. The ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on External Hard disk

I wish to install to my 160 gb external hard disk, but it has already got four partitions. This is how my partitions are listed when I use the live CD /dev/sdb /dev/sdb1 -- 100 mb (System Reserved ...
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Raid10: how to tell which disks are in mirror?

When I do "cat /proc/mdstat", there seems no such information as to tell which disks are in mirror. % cat /proc/mdstat md126 : active raid10 sda1[0] sdd1[3] sdc1[2] sdb1[1] ... near-copies Thanks ...
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How to restruct RAID 10?

We would like to alter the partition without losing data. Here is the sketch of the plan. I am wondering if it is doable using mdadm; and if so, please kindly point some reference on how to carry out ...
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How to check if my installation of Ubuntu is alright?

I recently changed the size of the partition that contained my Ubuntu installation using Gparted from a live CD. I also moved it from one place to another. It was my first time and I hit the cancel ...
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Gparted has a little key icon on my Ubuntu partition so I can not resize it

How can I make separate partition (to install windows 7) using ubuntu. I tried to use Gparted but there is a little key icon on my ubuntu partition therefore i cant make a new partition.
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shrink ext4 partition on raid 10

My question is similar to Move ext4 partition, but the challenge I couldn't figure out is how to shrink a partition from the start. So suppose originally the partition (with raid) is like this. ...
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Is there a way to switch from Fedora without wiping the home partition?

Is there a way to switching from fedora without wiping home partition? I download cyanogenmod source code and it took about 3 days to downloading 10 GB no way to backup 10 GB I can't redownload again ...
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Ubuntu mount points for new installation SSD and Secondary HDD

I have a question regarding a new Ubuntu installation. I have a primary SSD drive and secondary HDD drive. I am going to put home on the secondary drive and have done this with multiple installations. ...
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problem installing ubuntu 14.04

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a system with Windows 8 already installed. I do not get the option of "install beside windows". It shows that all of my drive is free space and unpartitioned whereas ...
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gparted shows wrong used space?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 installation and need to change the file system of one of my drives. I need to copy all its data to another drive then copy it back after having changed the file system but I ...
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script to automatically create ext4 and swap in unallocated diskspace

I have to setup/install a number of machines. Some machines have Windows 7 installed. Some machines not. The machines have either 0, 2, or 3 partitions. Every machine has enough free diskspace (20 to ...
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External Hard Drive erased and possibly corrupted after partition change on gparted

I have a WD Elements external hard drive and I used it on my Windows to install Ubuntu 14.04. I then used gparted to bring back Windows and run a dual-boot, so I changed the external hard drive's ...