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

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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 ...
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Activate swap by default

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 Natty and I set a partition for swap about 900 MB. Afterthat, I installed Kubuntu 12.10 Quantal, repartitioned my hard disk so I had 2048 MB swap (replaced 900 MB swap ...
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Can I replace disk containing /home without reinstalling Ubuntu?

I have formatted my hard disks so that /home sits in one separate disk. Now that disk has become faulty. I am wondering whether it is possible to replace only that disk and make a new /home partion on ...
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Add two new HDD in Raid 1

I just made a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 on a new SSD (/dev/sda). Now I would like to add two 1TB drives (/dev/sdb /dev/sdc) in RAID 1 but I'm pretty clueless on how to do it. This is what I came ...
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GParted 'NTFS signature missing' when creating new swap partition [closed]

I followed the instructions in this thread to create a new swap partition post-installation. My /var/tmp/fstab file currently has the following in it: /host/ubuntu/disks/swap.disk none swap ...
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Recovering deleted ext4 Ubuntu partitions using TestDisk (None partition media table type) [closed]

All screenshot images in one album: http://imgur.com/a/gqPio#0 (updated: added deep search results) Question How do I write (recover) found partitions from [None] None partition media table ...
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swap area provided during installation then converted it to ntfs, any problem? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to turn swap off permanently? In my PC there is two OS, windows7 and Ubuntu . I installed Ubuntu after the installation of Windows 7. During installation i ...
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Windows 8, disabled UEFI but there is more trouble

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a new dell inspiron 15z ultrabook, that shipped with windows 8. When I boot from disc (with verified checksums) it works ok, and the try ubuntu button works, ...
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New lvm install to pick up existing home drive and reinstate swap partition

I've read so many variables on what I'm trying to do, I thought it better to ask outright. I've been through a few installs and upgrades of Ubuntu but never had my system (root) drive encrypted. Just ...
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Do I need to make a separate partition when installing via Wubi?

I am using Wubi. Do I need to make a separate partition for Ubuntu? The last time I tried this, it made a folder called root on my drive and I could not access any files on that drive within Ubuntu.
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Full hdd capacity not recognised on new additional disk

I've added a new 3TB hdd to my Ubuntu Server 12.04 system for media (already has another drive for the OS), but it's only showing 2.2TB capacity df -H gives /dev/sdb1 2.2T ...
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How can I create a 4TB partition on my software RAID5 device?

I have set up a RAID5 device with three 2TB hard drives using mdadm. The device was successfully created, but I cannot seem to create a partition on the device. When I try to make an ext3 or ext4 ...
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What is the recommended partition scheme for my Ubuntu Server?

I am going to deploy Ubuntu server having following servers on it: Bind server DHCP server LAMP Server OpenSSH Server Ldap server Mongodb database FTP server Mail server Samba server NFS server In ...
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Can I use the Ubuntu 12.10 live CD to resize partions and upgrade from 12.04?

I am running a dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 installation with Windows 7. I have a 160GB hard drive. Currently the partitions are arranged (shown from left to right on the disk utility) sda1 ...
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Can't find my Ubuntu partition after laptop crashed

My laptop crashed last week and as a first step, I reinstalled the hatefulness that is Windows 7. Now I can't see my Ubuntu partition but when I try to install the new version of Ubuntu, I get a ...
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How to fix a GRUB Boot-loader that does not recognize a partition without a fresh install?

I was running two separate partitions of Linux (Ubuntu and Linux Mint) and Windows XP when I deleted my Ubuntu partition through Easus partition manager on XP due to simple stupidity. This erased my ...
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Is there a way to install Windows 8 as a dual-boot starting with Ubuntu?

Is a way to dual-boot With Ubuntu and windows 8 with going from Ubuntu? I'm kind of stumped, I tried to do it earlier and it overwrote the grub so, I had to go in a live disc and fix the grub from ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 running in windows 7 (wubi) AND on a separate partition

I am in a very strange situation and need some help: I installed Ubuntu 11.10 through Wubi a while back so that I can use it alongside Windows 7. I was running out of space on my disk when trying to ...
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Any way to keep Ubuntu settings when resizing partitions?

A few days ago I set up Ubuntu on my old Laptop. I used a Live CD with version 12.10 on it. I am new to Linux, but everything went fine. However, it would not let me split off a big partition from my ...
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partition error

while doing create partition following error shows up error creating partition: helper exited with exit code 1: In part_add_partition: device_file=/dev/sda, start=307198163968, size=118189196288, ...
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GParted wont resize extended partitions

I have dual booted windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have decided that I need more space on my Ubuntu partition. I used gparted on a Live CD to shrink my Windows 7 partition (/dev/sda3) but when i ...
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Hard Disk Partitioning during 12.04 Install

Attempting to install 12.04 LTS on the following system: Mainboard: MSI K7T Turbo (MS-6330 v3.0) VIA KT133A Chipset Processor: AMD Athlon 1300 Mhz HDD: WD EIDE 160Gb LBA Single partition ...
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Cannot resize Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resize partition with GParted I've been using Ubuntu for about a month now, and I'm still having difficulties adopting to it. One issue that I've been facing for few ...
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I am interested in dual booting window's 7 32-bit and ubuntu 12.04. How to do partitions?

i intend to use half harddisk to win7 and other to ubuntu my pc info 500 gb HD [250 for win7 and other for ubuntu] 4 gb ram! amd phenom II X2 555 processor 3.20Hz! i am confused how to do ...
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Cannot create files except in home partition

On my system I have made 3 partitions except home partition but Ubuntu doesn't let me create or delete any files on those partitions. Even copy and paste options are not available. Using my poor ...
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Failed to partition my drive for installing dual boot Windows

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 as my operating system. I tried to install Windows 7 along with Ubuntu. To do so I inserted the Windows CD and booted. When it asked for partitioning the drive, I clicked ...
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What's the difference between ddrescue, gddrescue, and dd_rescue?

The dd command is commonly used to make image backups of a drive or partition. However, it performs poorly if the source drive is unreliable or failing. I read that ddrescue/dd_rescue is a good tool ...
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How to remove GPT from HDD?

I have a Asus K55VM-Sx027V laptop and I formated it with Ubuntu because whenever I tried to install Windows 7 64bit, it wouldn't let me because my HDD had GPT protection. Now that I have Ubuntu ...
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How to convert ext2 to ext4?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10, and I don't know why, I have an ext2 partition. How can I convert this ext2 file system to an ext4? Will I lose all my data?
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Can a Windows 8 partition be mounted in Ubuntu if “fast startup”is switched on?

I'm aware that when a Windows session is hibernated, its disk partition cannot be mounted in Ubuntu. By default in Windows 8, a hybrid shutdown/hibernate feature is used (fast startup) which ...
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How to make partition in large volume for internal hdd?

I have acer win7 laptop with 640gb hdd. I want to make large volume like 350gb for the other partition but I can make only 73gb >_< I need to save my document before I reformat it. So how can I ...
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Partition table BSD

I messed up the partition table of my HDD and i guess now its in the BSD format and windows/ubuntu both cannot read it. Does this mean I need to format my HDD and lose my entire file system or is ...
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pros and cons for hard drive partition solutions [closed]

I just bought a new 1T hard drive to replace the dead one for my desktop. I use it mainly for number crunching, doing higher performance computations that consume lots of memory and CPU, and also read ...
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Preseed create two empty partitions (“do not use”) with partman

I have a question about preseeding. I need to create a simple partition table like this: / 10 G EXT3 primary swap 8 G SWAP primary 100G "Do not use" primary (to be ...
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Combine two partitions belonging to one phsyical drive?

when I first setup my Ubuntu Server, I had 1 x 3TB drive. Since I couldn't partition/format it into a 3TB ext4, I partitioned it into 2 x 1.5TB ext4. partition1 = 1.5TB partition2 = 1.5TB Now I ...
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Can Ubuntu partition and format?

Can Ubuntu partition and format before installing itself on a Dell Dimension 4400 whose HD is wiped clean of Windows XP?
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How to increase the space in ubuntu installed under windows7?

I have windows7 running on my PC which has only one partition(C:). I have installed ubuntu to make it a dual boot. After i installed few applications,i get and error saying no enough free space left. ...
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Accessing Ubuntu Partition from Windows 7

My question is this: Is it possible to access my Ubuntu Partition from Windows? I can access Windows with no problem from Ubuntu (12.04), yet when I try from Windows, all I can see is the boot ...
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How to partition hard disk to save data during Ubuntu reinstallation

How to partition 160GB hard disk such as whenever I reinstall or upgrade my data on it should be safe such as it shouldn't get deleted? For example in Windows XP, I have four partitions like c,d,e,f. ...
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No swap after moving/resizing partitions

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 andpurposly got rid of my windows partition and my original swap partition in the process. Now my system won't see any swap space. My partition table is ...
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Error: File not found without any grub menu

I installed Kubuntu on the third partition and removed my Ubuntu partition, which was the second one before. Unlike this question, I am not seeing any grub menus before shall I do the same? I just ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 13 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A common /home partition for multiple Linux distributions I know this question has been asked so many times, but I don't know what should I do in my case with those ...
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Resize root partition using uncontiguous free space

The partition table is looking this way: |NTFS|FREE-SPACE|LINUX-BOOT|LINUX-EXTENDED| I want to resize (make bigger) my LINUX-EXTENDED partition (actually the / partition inside it), to take the ...
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Problems with disk partitions?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Windows. Now I want to resize my Home Drive(i.e. /dev/sda7). When I try to move my NTFS partitions GParted(ver: 0.11.0) says that "Can't have overlapping partitions". ...
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ASUS X401A ubuntu installation

I tried to install Ubuntu in my laptop ASUSX401A. I removed Windows in the partition table at the installation. All okay up to here, however when I reboot the HD after finish the installation, the HD ...
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Would like to know the state of my drive / mount

this post may include my own stupidity, so as much as I'm wallowing from sadness, I just would appreciate some help. Originally my HDD is in 2 partitions (total combined of 160GB, I think) in C: as ...
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Nautilus does not display drives properly

Nautilus's sidebar partitions broke after a new fstab and an upgrade to Quantal. I made a new fstab after putting it off for several months, and now Nautilus doesn't show anything in the "Devices" ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't see internal hard drive on DELL Vostro 3360

I just received a new DELL Vostro 3360, it has Windows 7 preinstalled. When it comes to the partition window I can't see the hard drive there. I see only /dev/sda or /dev/sdb (either one and in both ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 along Windows XP and Windows 7

I have Windows XP installed on C: drive and Windows 7 installed on F: drive. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows (keeping both XP and 7) in drive G: without losing any data stored in the ...
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Can I have two Ubuntu installations on one laptop?

Can I have 2 Ubuntus 12.10 on my laptop? I need 1 for work, and 1 as desktop. Will it work if I install new version as usual, beside existing one? I can't lose data from my actual Ubuntu, but want ...