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

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Can't read partition table of 3TB USB disk

I've connected a 3TB disk via SATA and formatted it with a GPT partition table and added a single partition. Now, after moving the disk into an external enclosure and connecting it via USB, the ...
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Can I delete system reserved?

I'm currently dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu (both x64). I was able to make it work after using boot-repair via liveCD. I was wondering if I can delete windows' system reserved partition, now that ...
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How to fix Incorrect filesystem property information? [duplicate]

My hard drive has four partitions. Windows 80gb Ubuntu Linux 70gb Storage 530gb Recovery 14gb I used Gparted (booted Linux from pen drive) to remove 30 GB from storage and subsequently ...
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Preparing a disk from Windows for installing Ubuntu (partitioning)

I have windows 8 installed. I want to install Ubuntu, therefore, I want to partition a disk using standard windows 8 utility for that. However, what file system do I have to format it to: extFAT or ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Installation - Need Help!

I am installing Ubuntu 13.04. I have the installation open on my screen and it runs fine until I get to a part called "Installation Type" which is basically where I choose a partition. I opened ...
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laptop only has ubuntu, how do i delete it and install windows? [duplicate]

i bought a asus 1015e laptop with ubuntu as it's OS by accident. i want to delete ubuntu partition and install windows. i went to gparted and i dont know which partition to delete. also asus sells ...
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any problems with this partition scheme?

I must create a new ubuntu 12.04.2 boot disk after the /boot directory on my old HDD got corrupted. The following is the partition scheme I'm planning. Is there anything wrong with this for this ...
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Some things I don't quite understand about partitioning for an installation

So I'm installing ubuntu onto my main desktop, but I don't quite understand the partitioning and how Ubuntu works in general. I have 4 SSDs which I would like to put into a JBOD array. I did some ...
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Single Boot, Ubuntu 13.04 only, can not re-install with DVD

I wanted to re-install 13.04, but when I insert the DVD it does not recognize it... and it just boots up as usual... it does not take me to the install DVD. I put in a boot repair CD... and that is ...
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How to make duplicate of whole HDD?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 production server with a 500 GB (nearly 15 gb used) HDD. I want to duplicate whole HDD including, its partition structure, to another HDD with 400 GB size so that changing the ...
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How do I fix this problem with grub after installing Ubuntu server?

I've installed GRUB as part of the Installation process of Ubuntu Server 13.04 LTS edition. This is the screen that I get after booting from my hard drive: GRUB: Loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: ...
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Check that filesystem and partition table are in a good state?

I just changed around the partition table of an Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop and everything seems to be working fine. I want to perform similar changes on another (more important) system. The machine boots ...
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Resizing Partions with GParted

So here's the situation: After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Running df -h gives me the following partitions: /dev/loop0 , 29G, 9.3G, 19G, 33%, / udev, 1.9G, 4.0K, 1.9G, 1%, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS install failed. swap partition failed [duplicate]

I recently was lucky enough to get a laptop for free. The only setback is it had no operating system. I burned ubuntu 12.04 LTS to a disk, and when i boot it in the laptop it loads. I tried installing ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a laptop alongside Windows Vista? [duplicate]

I have Windows vista 64 bit with a free D: drive that has nothing on it. How do I install Ubuntu Dual Boot The drive is formatted but did I do it right? How can I tell?
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Best way to have Windows and Ubuntu?

My laptop: http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/retail-product.jsp?poid=433212 If there aren't any comparability or driver issues I'm considering installing Ubuntu. I think I still want Windows for ...
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How to change partitions on Ubuntu virtual machine?

Original Question: How to resize root partition without live CD? I have a virtual machine that I need to make bigger. I made the VM img larger and now I need to resize the partitions so I can use the ...
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Unable to read my external hard drive

whenever i plug in my external hard drive it show a error as follows : #Unable To Mount 125 GB File system# Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: ntfs_mst_post_read_fixup_warn: magic: ...
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Change location of System partition to install Windows on top of Linux

I was following this answer to install Windows on top of my existing Linux installation. However, while running the Windows 7 installer it complains that the partition I am installing on is not a ...
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The disk drive for /boot/efi is not ready yet or not present

Continue to wait, or Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery and afterward partitioning with the kde partitionmanager said "there are always 4 primary partitions on this device. I ...
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Can not install Ubuntu (13.04 / 12.04) due to ext4 error

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop 64bit Edition on my new PC. (1TB SATA HDD) I set my mainboard to use BIOS to boot up. At first I tried installing next to Windows 7, got errors. Now I ...
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Access /home partition

I have installed 13.04 and created 2 partitions: one with ext4 journaling system / mount point (36GB) for songs and other with /home mount point for videos (43GB) and a swap partition of 1GB. I am ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu & Windows Query

I have dual-booted Windows & Ubuntu 13.04 Now, after using Ubuntu for quite a long time, I am planning to switch to Linux based OS only. I wanna remove Windows & install Opensuse OS in place ...
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Can't remove GPT table from hard drive

I have tried everything, but nothing works... Background: Started out with Windows 7, formated and installed Ubuntu and later installed Arch linux with a GPT partition table. Running following ...
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How to partition and install Ubuntu?

I'm using my Ubuntu LIVE 12.04 LTS CD because I have no other OS that is functional. My Vista Home Premium 64-bit crashed repeatedly, and I have no intention of paying for anymore Windows OS. Here's ...
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Started W8/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot but got scared. How can I make sure to just run Windows again like always? [duplicate]

I have a pre-installed W8 laptop, and since I had always had no trouble dual-booting Ubuntu with my older laptops, I saw no reason why I'd have trouble now. However, I see that W8 is giving Linux ...
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Ubuntu installation (multiboot)

I have a windows 7 Computer. I want to install ubuntu. I know if I install to the unallocated it will set up the multiboot like it should. However, I want to set the partitions up manually, I want ...
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No Grub direct booting to windows

I have lenovo laptop. I installed first windows 7 on a 60 GB partition. Also I had an empty 400 GB partition with ntfs formatting. In the remaining disk space I installed Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome edition ...
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Mount error, special device does not exists

I have a hard disk of 320 GB on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. 2 drives of my hard (sda7 and sda8 of ext3 type) cannot be mounted. output of sudo mount /dev/sda7 /home/newfolder -t ext3 : mount: special ...
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Creating filesystem from nothing

I need to create filesystem with just one partition from nothing (/dev/zero). I tried this sequence of commands: dd if=/dev/zero of=mountedImage.img bs=512 count=131072 fdisk mountedImage.img n ...
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Cannot mount encrypted home after password change, ecryptfs not configured (no passphrase set)

I recently forgot my user password from a relatively fresh Ubuntu 13.04 installation (dual-boot with Windows 7, latter more heavily used). During setup, I had selected the encrypted home directory ...
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How to restore grub after deleting it from Windows 8 disk manager?

I deleted 2 partitions from Windows 8 disk manager. It turned out one of them is the grub partition. Now the laptop directly goes to grub rescue mode. I used F12 to select the system I want to boot ...
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How do I mount my main internal ext4 drive on a fresh install of Xubuntu 12.04? (Acer c7 320GB HDD)

First of all I am a brand-newbie to linux/ubuntu. Second, I have searched on my own for a way to do this for 4 hours and just can't quite find it or find it explained the right way. I apologize if ...
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What command do I use to find physical disk size?

I use df -h to see formatted size, but how to see actual? I believe one of my disks is 3TB but formatted as 2TB but not sure which. (they're remote so I can't look!)
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Ubuntu can't see windows 7 partition when installing 13.04

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 ...
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dual booting driver issue

I would like to dual boot Ubuntu with the already installed windows 7. I have enough space on my hard drive for Ubuntu, but i have four primary partitions already factory made in my computer. This ...
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Flash drive file system isn't recognized

I recently got this credit/business-card shaped USB flash drive. In windows 7 it's recognized fine, after some drivers are automatically installed (without user interaction) once it's plugged-in. In ...
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Creating a swap file or swap partition on the SSD/HDD [closed]

I have Linux Mint 13 LTS which is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed it on my SSD and will use the HDD for data storage only. When installing the OS I skipped making a swap file/partition. The ...
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How to format and auto-mount the HDD after installing OS to SSD? [closed]

I made a clean install of Linux Mint 13 LTS on my SSD which is in the optical drive bay. Now, I will use the HDD for data storage and I don't want the old data there where I just have installed the ...
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How do I copy current Ubuntu partion and copy it into another partition then boot Ubuntu from it?

The reason for this is that I want to increase my Ubuntu partition size but I unable to so because of some error like "cant have overlapping partition" so now I want to copy the contents of my whole ...
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Install Unbuntu 13.04 alongside Windows XP Pro - No option

I'm a newb to Linux and I'm trying to install Ubuntu along side Windows XP Pro from a DVD. I've read the installation guide but I don't have an option for installing alongside Windows. I have: ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 over Windows. Youtube video showing problem

The installation walk-through on Ubuntu website shows several windows giving the user options/preferences in the installation.(http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-long-term-support) ...
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How to increase Ubutnu's disk space? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.04 32 bit and I want to increase my disk space.I installed ubuntu alongside of windows (not wubi) in my 250 gb SATA HDD yesterday I deleted windows 7 partion in hope of giving my ...
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Partitioning to the “left” after deleting a Windows partition?

I deleted my Windows partition so I can make more space for my Ubuntu partition (making the switch out of Windows.) but I found out that you can't resize to the left, is there any way I can use the ...
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Install Ubuntu from scratch

I have windows installed on my 500 GB hard disk which contains of 5 partitions. One for system drive and rest four for data. I want to format and remove all the 5 partitions and convert that to ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a MSATA SSD

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my 24Gb MSATA SSD. In my laptop, I've also got a 500Gb SATA HDD. I realize that in order for this to work I need to put my /home directory on the 500Gb HDD. ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04.2 or expanding its partition [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu dual-booted on my windows 7 laptop. I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 via the windows installer and I only allocated 18GB for its partition. I still want to use Ubuntu but I want it ...
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Live USB stopped working

I had 13.04 32bit running great on a Sandisk Extreme USB 3.0 64gb stick. For the most part I use it on a Toshiba Portege laptop but sometimes on various desktops as well. I set the usb drive up with ...
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Need some urgent suggestion - Windows disks inaccessible after Ubuntu installation

This is my first time using Ubuntu. I wanted to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Inspiron 5521 laptop. I was doing everything according to a tutorial I've seen. At one point it asked ...
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Will installing Ubuntu using the “erase entire disk” option remove and erase all currently existing partitions?

I'm considering ditching Windows 8 and doing a fully clean install of Ubuntu. However, I'm concerned because my computer came with a built-in 16 GB recovery partition that would need to be erased as ...