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 7 parallel to Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Vostro 1014. Previously there was Windows 7 installed which I have replaced with Ubuntu completely. Now, I want to install Windows 7 on it without removing ...
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Ubuntu installer not picking up Windows partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04. In the installer the "Install alongside" option is not there so I clicked "something else". I have been all over Google and Youtube. When other people click "...
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How do I get both Ubuntu Server after I installed Ubuntu Desktop?

I want to partition my hard drive so I can switch back and forth, but I can't find anywhere where it tells me how. I have a 1TB hard drive so I definitely have space, and I want to experiment with the ...
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Unable to access Windows partitions [duplicate]

dear all her is the message please help me to solve this problem I read about some Similar problem Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/momen/Partition 2: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=...
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Need help installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am a complete Linux noob. I burned the latest Ubuntu ISO to a DVD and tried to install it from the disk. My original intention was to install it alongside my Windows, but somehow I ended up creating ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 along side windows 8.1 using doss partition [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu since a long time. I used to dual-boot it with Windows XP, which was very easy to set up via Wubi. Now, with Windows 8.1, I'm unable to install on DOSS partitions. How can ...
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Grub rescue - Error Unknown Filesystem

I am using windows 7 ultimate and Ubuntu in my home desktop. When my local disks were about to get filled up, I tried to delete the Ubuntu partition. I did it from windows. I right clicked on my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer doesn't detect my partitions

I'm running Win7 64-bit and I'm trying to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04. However, when I go into the Ubuntu installer, it doesn't display any of my partitions. I would like to mention that this is my second ...
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accidentally deleted windows while installing ubuntu, not able to get it back please help! [duplicate]

I used Ubuntu via Live CD on my lenovo laptop which had Windows 8.1 installed on it. Then I decided to install Ubuntu and while doing that I accidentally click next when it said wipe Windows and ...
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Multiple problems with GRUB disk partitions Ubuntu login after update

Story: I have some problems which began with the lost+found folder and space which I could not get rid of even after I did dd (from live sdcard) with complete zero overwrite to the whole disk and ...
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How to extend EXT Partition of Ubuntu

I've Dual booted Ubuntu in PC by shrinking the C: drive actual size of c: drive ntfs is 100 GB and Ext partition is 15 Gb now I'm thinking to extend the size of EXT where Ubuntu is installed without ...
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rEFIt menu not identifying os

I tried to set up a tri-boot system for my mac(OSX, Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 8.1), but rEFIt is unable to identify Ubuntu and shows unknown os icon instead. It also shows multiple icons for Ubuntu and ...
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Viruses in Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

My Ubuntu 14.04 system has been hit by a virus, I am 100% sure this is a virus, let me tell you what happened. So, I was playing Minecraft in my desktop with some friends on Skype, then my Skype logs ...
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Finish partition from Ubuntu 14.04

i was trying to make a partition on my 1TB drive for installing Ubuntu 14.04. I had to remove an older partition in order to do it from my old Elementary OS distro. As i was restarting my computer and ...
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How can Iaunch a Windows partition in VirtualBox that already exists on my machine?

I have installed VirtualBox and I would like to have a Windows session from within my Kubuntu session. I have my hard drive partitioned so as to contain both OS. However, VirtualBox seems to only ...
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Multiboot not recognizing windows 7 as installed

I'm trying to install ubuntu onto an old laptop as a second os. I've successfully done this before but yesterday the drive got corrupted and I lost everything. I'm in the process of reinstalling the ...
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What filesystem should /boot be?

I recently decided to set up my custom built system to be Linux only and I manually set up /boot, /, and swap partitions with /boot and / being ext4 filesystem types. Upon completing installation of ...
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How do I manually partition my hard drive correctly?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop I built. I am not an advanced user by any means so I just want to do the simple installation of "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows" but when I do I get ...
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Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition!

After I deleted Ubuntu partition, I rebooted my computer and got grub rescue problem. What I have tried so far is finding the right partition of ubuntu from grub rescue command by ls command. It ...
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How far is my partition resize?

I'm in the process of installing Xubuntu, and it has been resizing the Windows XP Fat32 partition for a few hours. Is there any way to find out how far it is, or if it is even still partitioning, or ...
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Issue with creating partition in Windows 7 Ubuntu DualBoot

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu running on a Dual Boot in my Dell Laptop. I formatted it yesterday to do a clean install of both operating systems. I deleted all the operating system partitions. Here's ...
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What size should swap partition be if I want to hibernate later?

Since I'm installing Ubuntu for the first time ever (please don't shoot) i have no idea how large the swap partition should be. On the one hand, I know that people recommend "double the ram unless it ...
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How to reinstall Mac OS X 10.9? [closed]

First, here's what happened: I had OS X Mavericks (10.9) installed on my MacBook Pro. Then I wiped the operating system to get Windows 7 instead. After that, I went to install Ubuntu 12.04, but while ...
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FAT32 formatting

I just took a dive into the Ubuntu world jumping from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04. I must say that I am impressed, I do like it a lot. However, I just ran into an unexpected problem; I have an LG DVD ...
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how to install linux leaveing my data intact [closed]

greeting , here is what I wanne do in a nutshell , I hava 2 partitions c:/ and d:/ and I want to install the latest debian as dual boot with windows basically I want to shrink my c:/ drive and ...
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how to allocate the unallocated space of windows partition

I have recently unallocated the windows partition in my pc to free the disk memory but i am not able to allocate the unallocated space made by deleting the windows partition this is a screenshot of ...
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Question regarding dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

I know there have been many questions regarding this topic, but I am going to put a bit of a different spin on it (hopefully). So I have a 500 GB hard drive, with some 438 free GB, all through ...
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how to I merge 2 VMware disks in to a single one , on ubuntu [duplicate]

I have installed an Ubuntu server on a VMWare workstation with a space of 20GB storage as seen below: http://i.stack.imgur.com/TNCrV.png After the installation I've attached another 40GB worth ...
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Partitioning a LVM2_member partition

I've installed the ubuntu 14.04 server and used the option "guided use the entire disk and configure LVM" to format my disk, when prompted about size of partition I've set 60GB, but now when I take a ...
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How do I merge 2 VMware disks in to a single one?

I have installed an Ubuntu server on a VMWare workstation with a space of 20GB storage as seen below: After the installation I've attached another 40GB worth storage to the existing Ubuntu server ...
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Data recovery from partition, that Ubu formatted during install

My Ubuntu system broke up few weeks ago and there was not another way than reinstall. As I do not have anything that big as my data values on HDD, I parted the disk to two similarly sized partitions. ...
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add harddisk to Ubuntu and mount it to /var/www/ [duplicate]

I have installed an Ubuntu server on a VMWare workstation with a space of 20GB storage as seen below: After the installation I've attached another 40GB worth storage to the existing Ubuntu server ...
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How to fix USB pendrive

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and my friend gave me a pendrive to repair. When I use GParted it doesn't work, so I went to the information section and then it said this: warning unable to detect file ...
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Reasizing partitions (make it larger) [duplicate]

So I am dual-booting a Windows 7 laptop and I started Ubuntu with around 30 GB for small projects. Now that I am starting to use Ubuntu more than Windows, I am starting to run out of room. I have seen ...
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Add a new partition to Ubuntu and append it to /var/www/

I have installed an Ubuntu server on a VMWare workstation with a space of 20GB storage as seen below; After the installation I've attached another 40GB worth storage to the existing Ubuntu server ...
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Can I use SSD for system and HDD for /home partition w/o problems in future?

My first question here. I'm relatively new to Linux. Pretty much I've been using Windows since 95 release, so I'm a bit confused as you may have guessed. It's not really Ubuntu-specific question (...
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Two partition tables are unrecognized

While trying to installing Ubuntu 14.04 as my sole operating system, I've been encountering a number of issues (Described in more depth at Ubuntu 14.04 installation crashes with "???" ...
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How to extend my root (/) partition?

Till today I was using ubuntu 13.04 in my windows7/ubuntu dual boot. Just now I have upgraded to ubuntu 14.04. My software updater showed an updates available message. I proceeded with Install Now . ...
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Kali linux to be installed as a boot option

I only have the current Ubuntu 14 on my harddrive. How do I partition my hard drive so I can have a second OS such as kali linux, thus creating a dual boot-up option when i power up?
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Cannot expand Ubuntu partition even though I have 22 GB of extra unallocated space

I have shrunk my Windows partition so that I can expand my Ubuntu partition. I have the following partitions: I have booted from USB and unmounted the swap partition as well. The unallocated space ...
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How do I install ubuntu 14.04 in about 35 GB unallocated space? [duplicate]

I'm using windows 7 and want to run both the OS side by side. Also I do not want to lose any of my files.
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation crashes with “???” message after selecting drive

The Gist: I have been trying to erase my disk and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop as my sole operating system. I can boot "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" from a USB stick. During the graphical ...
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best practice for sharing data between users [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu and i've partitioned disk as follows / 100G swap 30g -- i need to run virtuals /home 500g and that structure after searching the problem I face is where to put files for ...
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grub rescue -> no such partition [duplicate]

I have a big problemm with my computer... I have reduced the windows partition and when I reboot then I have the grub rescue with the error message : no such partition. Moreover, I don't have access ...
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Problem with partitions

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I open GParted, I get a libparted bug found error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda2 -- Device or resource busy. This means ...
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Resize earlier boot partition

I installed Win7 as a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 "Just in case" I ever needed a Windows program that just couldn't be emulated, but I haven't really run into the problem yet. Instead, I'd like to ...
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Am I correct that in 14.01 partman cannot move or copy partitions?

I am installing Dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a new offer of HP, an HP110-220z AMD-64 architecture. It looks to be the 2014 standard entry level Computer. The 500 GB hard drive has four partitions, but ...
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Lost my Windows 7 partition

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windowws 7. I had like 3 partitions (Windows 7, DATA files and Ubuntu 14.04) I'm so sad because I had hundreds of important files in my Data partition. Yesterday, ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data on a Windows 7 PC (physically)?

I have this windows PC, and I want to install this Ubuntu physically without VMware. Last time I installed this, I lost up-to 160GB, and it was all of my hard drive. I have 4 drives C:, D:, F: and E:. ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop [duplicate]

I am using laptop, Dell inspiron-15R, which has Windows 8 already installed. I have 3 partitions named C,D,F. (total 750GB). Windows 8 is installed in the C drive. I created some unused space by ...