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

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Installing Windows when using Ubuntu 12.04

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So I boot up my computer after installing Ubuntu 13.04. Grub correctly shows me all available boot options and I am able to boot to Ubuntu. However, when I try to boot into Windows 7, grub hangs at a ...
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My Kindle 4 is no longer recognized: how can I get it to work again?

when my Kindle was connected to my Ubuntu laptop it suddenly rebooted.. all the documents are gone and it is no longer recognized by Ubuntu. I have reformatted the partition (fat32) using gparted, ...
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Transfering files from Windows 7 to Ubuntu VIA partition

Is it possible to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows by creating a partition? Like a flash drive would work (mounting the partition, copying the files to it, then mounting and copying on the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 8 with dual boot

I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 8 with dual boot. What is recommended swap size in terms of total size given to ubuntu (i want to give 500 G for ubuntu)? Is 10 - 20 % of total ubuntu ...
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Repairing Grub - Separate Partition - Dual Boot Windows

I am attempting to repair grub on separate /boot partition without removing Windows Boot Loader. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 after Windows 8 on 250GB SSD drive. Grub installation failed during Ubuntu ...
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How to recover partitions of a hardisk that is formatted at the time of installing Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

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Wubi: request not supported when Installing to a partition, 13.04 [duplicate]

When I use wubi.exe to install Ubuntu to a partition on another HDD I get this error (http://pastebin.com/PvF4md1k): 07-06 20:23 DEBUG WindowsBackend: modify_bcd Drive(A: hd 129914.515625 mb free ...
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ubuntu Wubi SSD Windows 7 - New Linux instalation

My system: CPU: Intel i7 Windows 7 16 GB Ram Disks: 1 TB HDD - Partitioned for Windows 240 GB SSD primary Windows disk 40 GB SSD - not in use - I thought I would install Ubuntu here. 2 TB HDD New ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 partition not showing up in partitioning tools

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 alongside Windows 7. I only gave the partition about 15 gb of space, as I installed it through the installation GUI. I wanted to add some more space to it's ...
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Recovering Windows Partition [duplicate]

How can I recover my Windows partition after installing Ubuntu 12.04 on the last partition of my HDD. I desperately need to recover all the information on my Windows XP Home partition for schoolwork ...
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12.04 LTS, tried making bootable USB stick, Startup Disk Creator erased my backup drive!

I used Startup Disk Creator to try and make a bootable USB ubuntu stick to install on my new ultrabook. I had my 2TB backup USB drive attached, as I had just backed up everything on the flash drive. ...
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Use of an external Hard Drive for backups

I have acquired an used external HD (a WD Passport) that I'm planning to use for the backup of important files - I was thinking of using it with Déjà Dup. Should I format it beforehand? Which ...
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unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition

I have dual-boot windows 7 32bit with ubuntu 12.04 lts 64bit in a single HDD. I wanted to gave my ubuntu partition more space of my HDD. Unfortunately, when I open GParted it showed me an unallocated ...
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Moving a partiton

I recently installed Xubuntu (my first time) and created two partitions: the root partition for the OS and my own partition (to store musc,movies,photos etc.), but insted of creating my partition in ...
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Secure boot not enabled + don't show disk partition in install type

i have asus Q400a, Originally came with Win8 but reformat the hard drive and now running 7 as main OS. i was able to run both Win 8 and ubuntu 12.04 along with 7 as dual boot. i uninstall the 12.04 ...
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(Steam) Mount ext4 partition with exec permissions

I have most of my disk space in an ext4 partition which I automountt on startup through fstab. The corresponding line in fstabis this one: /dev/sda9 /media/rest ext4 users,user 0 0 Now I'm ...
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Everything seems fine, but “Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.”

My laptop is set up with separate Win7 and Ubuntu partitions. I set up my Dropbox to link to the default folder inside the Win7 partition, but it was complaining at start-up about not being able to ...
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error: no such partition grub rescue> after deleting partition

For reasons that are not relevant I had two partitions of ubuntu studio on my computer, one 28Gb and the other ~900Gb. I was using only the 900Gb partition but sometimes I would accidentally boot to ...
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Create partition from free space - cannot create more than 4 partitions

I am dual-booting Ubuntu and Win 8. When I installed Ubuntu, I forgot to format a partition of 90GB. Now when I tried to create a partition (in gparted), I get this error It is not possible to ...
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How to access my partitions?

I just made a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I wasn't sure how to go about all partitioning, and mount points. The installer wanted each to be mounted in a different place, and so I did it. ...
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how to manage premission for user group for internal harddisk partitions

someone suggest me that for managing permission for accessing the partitions of hard disk you should add users to group and now i have found from askubuntu.com that how to add user to groups. But i ...
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cant find previously stored data on the hard disk

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and it was a piece of cake. The problem though is that I'm unable to see my previously stored data. It was not formatted during installation, I just upgraded it and it ...
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windows accidently deleted, ubuntu installation help

i accidently deleted windows from another laptop and only have ubuntu to use on it now, during installation at the partitioning menu, when i click install now it says "no root file system is defined, ...
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Step by step guide to partition an external HDD in two file formats

I just purchased an external HDD (1TB) which I want to partition with two different file formats - NTFS and FAT32 (this partition is for my PS3 backups). At the moment it's a giant 943mb NTFS ...
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How can I create a shared partition for Windows and Ubuntu in a pen drive?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 in a 16 GB Kingston pen drive (not the "Live", the "Full") using the following partitions: 8 GB ext 4 for "/"; 2 GB for swap; 6 GB FAT 32 free to use just like a pen drive. I ...
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Ubuntu Partition after installation

I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04 with all the space allocated to just one drive in which Ubuntu is installed. I want to create partitions now. I have a Bootable usb of Ubuntu 12.04. Do i need to ...
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uninstalling and reinstalling 13.04 to a different hard drive

i recently downloaded and installed ubuntu 13.04, the problem is that i deleted windows operating system by mistake so now only have ubuntu to work off of, im trying to uninstall and reinstall ubuntu ...
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No GRUB promt after dual boot installation

I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win 7, which is a primary system. I downloaded, checksumed, and burned iso to DVD. Then I installed Ubuntu using general instruction, the only thing I ...
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How to increase the disk partition size?

I desperately need to increase the size of a partition.I am running Ubuntu with dual boot(windows,no WUBI). Two hard disk partition C: Windows D:I don't know how but D: is separated into 3 ...
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Installing 13.04 on an EFI partition - Share with Windows 8?

Information I've found here suggests that for my system, I need to install 13.04 into an EFI-type partition, since it needs to boot as UEFI. I also understand it is advisable to have only ONE EFI ...
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Update Manager Partitions

Perhaps this is completely stupid, but here's my inquiry: I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on an external hard drive. On that HD there are 4 partitions. Two for operating systems, two for swap ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 - How to partition from Windows

I plan to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8, and I'm looking for a CLEAR answer on how to conduct partitioning appropriately. I'm very new to all of this so a thorough explanation with ...
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Windows XP doesn't see a partition after removing Ubuntu. How to restore an access to it?

I have removed Ubuntu from my dual-boot machine. I just manually deleted Ubuntu partition being under Windows. I used "Disk Manager" for that operation. Then I restarted the computer with Windows CD ...
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GRUB failed to install to the following devices error on upgrade

I'm upgrading an old laptop from 12.04 to 12.10, but during the process I'm getting some errors relating to the grub upgrade. After some Googling I found a suggestion to purge grub and reinstall the ...
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HP ENVY TouchSmart 15t-j000 Quad Edition + custom mSata Plextor M5M 64GB SSD

The ssd did not come along with the laptop, so i bought one myself and physically installed it. I've booted into Ubuntu from a USB drive and my goal is to install / and /home in the SSD. (because ...
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Configuring partitions during install [duplicate]

I'd like to install Ubuntu on my computer. I have a 500GB HDD with the following partitions: (at least what the Ubuntu installer shows): / - Windows 7 (loader) - 100GB - 400GB I'd like to install ...
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Multiple mounts on single partition, fresh install

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How to add my Windows 8 partition into Ubuntu 12.04 partition

I have installed a side by side Ubuntu 12.04 along with my Windows 8, Now i want to delete Windows 8 completely and i want to add size to my Ubuntu partition fully. What should i do now to increase ...
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Installation Problem Involving Netbook w/ 2 Very Small Hard Drives, Partitioning Is Being A Problem, Too

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 on a first generation eee PC that has two itty bitty solid state drives. (One drive is 8GB and one is 4.5GB. And that's ALL I have to work with, too!) I already ...
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How can I set up FakeRAID/SoftRAID using mdadm without losing data?

There is RAID0 of 2 drives connected through Silicon Image 3132 SATA SoftRAID controller. Under Windows it was partitioned as one dynamic GPT-disk having 4 TB NTFS volume. There is a lot of music and ...
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How do I move 'home' to the main Ubuntu partition

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How to allocate unallocated space of hard disk in Ubuntu 12.4 after installation

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installing ubuntu 13.04 along side window 7 64 bit

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Managing a remote ubuntu server [closed]

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How to change ext4 Hard drive partion to NTFS for installing Windows xp?

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Partition Alignment Confusion [duplicate]

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