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

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Disk partitioning ubuntu 12.10

I am planning to install Ubuntu 12.10 along with windows. I would like to know how to partition the drive so that I can access all my data in windows and keep one separate 20 GB for Ubuntu... Thank ...
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How do I find out on which partition is my Windows?

I have fully functional Windows and Ubuntu that is broken (I accidentaly broke it) and want to do reinstall. With Live-CD, I can see: 3 NTFS partitions, one ext4 and one unknown. How do I find out ...
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Installing ubuntu on uefi enabled PC

Wait. this is not just another question on running ubuntu alongside windows 8! I have asus n56VJ notebook that comes preinstalled with windows 8. My final aim is to have ubuntu with windows 8,which ...
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Confusion with mount points in Linux

I am a former Windows user who has migrated to Linux (read Ubuntu) full time. Though in my PC I have kept the Windows partitions intact, I have bought a new Laptop whose hard disk I want to partition. ...
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Boot error - [22,874755] Ext4-fs (sda2): Unrecognized mount option “x-gvfs-name=Ubuntu” or missing value

I receive the above error message, followed by: Root filesystem check failed. A maintenance shell will now be started. Root@xxxx:~# How do I fix this? I have Ubuntu 12.10. I had previously ...
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Unable to Extend Ubuntu Partition Size

I'm trying to increase the size of my Ubuntu partition. My partitions, overall, are sort of a mess. I don't know what the System Reserved /sda1 partition is, but I figure that's something to do with ...
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Partitioning: Moving an extended partition (containing / and swap) to extend another partition

Take a look at my GParted screenshot below: As you can see my sda3 primary partition is separated by the extended partition that contains my / and swap logical partitions. I'd like to move sda3 to ...
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How do I resize an encrypted LVM to install another copy of Ubuntu?

I have an old PowerBook which has been happily running Ubuntu Server for a few months. Now I want to repartition the hard drive and install Ubuntu Client, while keeping my existing installation ...
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How to make main partition larger?

I'm running Linux through VirtualBox on Windows 7. When I created the virtual hard drive I only used the default size which is 8 GB. I was able to resize the virtual hard drive to 40 GB but in Linux ...
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Partitioning options

So far I've always been using the simplest partitioning option possibile for my Ubuntu installations: / (ext4) 50 GB swap 2GB (the size of the RAM installed) ntfs (Data) -> the remaining GBs, with ...
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12.10 won't allow Windows partition to boot

I upgraded to 12.04.2 and my windows partition wouldn't boot any more. I tried 12.10 and I still have the same problem. Here is the url generated when Boot Repair attempted fixing the issue. It ...
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Formatting a drive in windows 7 before installing ubuntu from bootable dvd

Pretty simple question i think. I am going to install a 2terabyta SATA drive in my PC, I want to partion it using windows disk manager (a 500gig for Ubuntu the other 1500 for storage) If i choose ...
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How to use GParted for drivers with data

I would like to install Ubuntu on my 640 GB external hard drive.But about 100 gb of its capacity was already used. I heard there is a program called Gparted so I can creat some partition for Ubuntu ...
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How to migrate an encrypted LVM install to a new disk

I have a somewhat customised laptop install I want to move to a SSD directly, without having to reinstall Ubuntu, reinstall all the apps and make all the other changes again. The SSD is smaller, so I ...
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How “Alongside Windows” option works?

I have Windows 7. Two partition with ntfs, one of them installed with windows 7. Also there's 100 gb unallocated area in my hard drive. So If i choose "alongside windows" is it using my unallocated ...
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When trying to save music to home on Ubuntu, it says I would only have 20GB space even though my partition has 270GB, what's wrong?

I'm a bit stuck here, and I'm new to Ubuntu so please forgive me if this is a stupid question :D. Lately, I tried to save 60GB of Music to my home folder's music folder in Ubuntu but it said there ...
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resize /dev/loop0 and increase space

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/loop0 2765720 2393576 231652 92% / udev 496568 12 496556 1% /dev tmpfs 202148 796 ...
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How do I recover files from an Ubuntu partition for which I am not the “owner”?

Good day, I've recently experienced an odd problem where for reasons that escape me my graphics configuration has been corrupted. I've tried going through the menu option that I am offered ...
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I want to get rid of Ubuntu and boot my Windows 8 partition

I've installed Ubuntu many times but since I purchased a new laptop (Lenovo Y580) I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.10 amd64 on it. So, without knowing what was UEFI nor GPT I installed it and everything was ...
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Ubuntu DualBoot Installation Process - Resizing Partition

I decided to have Ubuntu to dualboot with Win7. I have read couple of guides, and it seems that I still can't get this right. ATM I have my laptop running the Ubuntu CD, I picked in installation type ...
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12.04.2 Failed to install grub-efi to /target/

I have a Lenovo u410 ultrabook. It's sata scheme consists of a 30gb SSD and a 1tb hdd in a raid0 with intel rapid start technology. I removed IRST and disabled the raid0. I want to install ubuntu on ...
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How do I use Wubi in a “Frozen Disk” environment (aka computer labs)

I teach computer skills in a computer lab which uses a disk management system on to keep WinXP in a know state between reboots. I'd like to add a Wubi installation, but I keep getting the same error ...
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Swap memory problems

I deleted my 16 gigabytes swap memory and now it is unallocated space. How can I join that space with the other 484 gigabytes? Screenshot : BTW I cannot shutdown after removing that memory. ...
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How to resize Ubuntu partition with unallocated space w/GParted & LiveCD

I currently have one hard drive with 3 partitions and 2 partitions of unallocated space. I am dual booting Windows 7 (1 partition) and another partition for Ubuntu 12.04. I'm using Gparted and ...
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“No root file system is defined error” when installing [duplicate]

i tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 with CD but it is not detecting my Windows Installation (Windows XP SP2) and I don't want to do partioning manually. I then tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 using Wubi. ...
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Where did Ubuntu go? [duplicate]

I just formatted my PC and added Windows 7, alongside Ubuntu. I installed them in a separated disk partition so Ubuntu and my files should be ok, though I cannot find them anywhere. When I try to ...
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Windows 7+Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot partitioning confusion

I'm trying to dual boot desktop Ubuntu for the first time, and hopelessly flummoxed by the partitioning process. I've got a Lenovo notebook (Windows 7) with a 500GB HDD + 28GB SSD, and my goal is to ...
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How to add a space from outside an extended partition to a logical partition contained in the extended partition?

First, my partitioning looks like so: I do not like how it looks, and am not sure how I came up with that extended partition sda3[**] which I do not need, but it did not bother me initially, ...
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How do I create a partion to install windows? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to create a partition to install Windows 7 onto it. How can I do this?
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Gparted found problems when “checking” both primary partitions. How to fix?

I am using Gparted (from Ubuntu Live CD) to enlarge my Win Vista and shrink my Ubuntu 9.04 partitions. Reports of "check" process on each partition are here: Vista partition: Ubuntu partition: ...
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How do I set Ubuntu to my default boot?

I have Windows 7 and 8 installed on my laptop, I just installed Ubuntu. It normally boots up in Windows 8, how do I change that?
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Ubuntu 12.10. Can't format root partition at installation time

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a Supermicro storage server and have an issue. I am using alternate (text-based) installation cd image and when I get to the Detect disks section it says there ...
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Can I have a live Ubuntu USB with a partition for persistent mode, AND have a partition that allows me to store windows files, on the same drive?

My question is, on one flash drive, can I have 3 partitions which are 1: The Live USB partitions (about 4GB) 2: Casper-rw partition of persistent mode (another 4GB) ^ those two are both created by ...
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Persistent mode on USB has different data between computers

Using LiveLinux USB creator, and this tutorial, I turned a 32GB flash drive into a live Ubuntu USB with a 26GB casper-rw partition. This works on the computer that I created the USB with (kept all my ...
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The Ubuntu installer can't see the Windows 8 partition during installation

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8, but when I get to the installation type screen I don't have any option for installing alongside Windows 8. Ubuntu says I have no other operating ...
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How to extend Ubuntu partation size?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 64BIT under my laptop, Asus K53E-B. Its hard disk drive volume 640GB. I have 3 operation systems: Windows 7, Windows 8 (I just wanted try it), and Ubuntu 12.10. I don't know ...
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Linux partition shows up as unallocated

I had Windows 8 installed with 2 Ubuntu parititions in dual boot, everything running well. I hated Win 8 so I installed Win 7 over it by deleting my 80gb Windows partition and installing it in there. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 /Windows7 dual boot with ssd and hdd - partitioning & setup

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit and Win7 64 bit in dual boot. In few days I'm planing to use SSD 128GB and my current 500GB HDD to dual boot and have no idea how to set this up. There's lot of ...
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Problem with resized partition

I have Ubuntu 12.10. I resized my sda5 from about 71GB to 43GB using gparted, I didn't get any errors. After restarting my computer, sda5 is gone both from Ubuntu and Windows (it was D: partition) and ...
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Can I force grub2-update NOT to use uuid?

I am experiencing install hell trying to add an installation of Ubuntu 12.10 and Scientific Linux 6.3 to an old machine (BIOS not EFI) with Debian Squeeze and Linux Mint 10. The installs seem to go OK ...
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Good partition strategy if I want to change distros frequently?

I want to dual-boot Windows 8(already installed) and Ubuntu 12.10. The thing is I would like to try out different distros over the coming months. So my question is what would be a good partition ...
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How do I extend my Ubuntu partition? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 in a 90GB partition of when I "shrinked" from the C drive of which has Windows 7. I have a 500GB HDD. I want to give Ubuntu an extra 100GB. How do I do this please?
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Why won't Ubuntu use the memory I have left on my PC?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my PC. When I tried installing a Valve game on Ubuntu, it said that I only have 2000 megabytes of memory left on my PC. When I switched back to Windows 7, it said that ...
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Help me please, install problems on ACER aspire 5515

So, I have an ACER Aspire 5515 with Windows 7 Ultimate installed. I have an AMD Athlon(tm) Processor 2650e 1.60 GHz processor. 1 GB RAM, with a 160 GB HDD. So here's what I did: I parititioned my ...
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Why do I get “exceeds msdos-partition-table-imposed maximum”?

I seem to be having this odd issue with Ubuntu that I had in a previous attempt at installing and have still not been able to successfully install Ubuntu on any of my computers. This most recent ...
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Making Wubi bigger, or Upgrading to Ubuntu without loosing Windows?

I have 4 hard disks. I've got Wubi installed on one, and Windows installed on another. The 300GB Drive for Wubi/Ubuntu is empty, except for Wubi. I'd like to let it take the full 300GB if it's ...
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How do I resize an existing Wubi installation? [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 as my default OS and 500 GB Hard Disk. Following is the partition table of my Hard Disk: I have installed Ubuntu with "install inside windows" option. sda1 is the System ...
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Are the advantages of having /home on a separate partition actually advantages?

With reference to answers given here, it is mentioned multiple times that the main advantage is the ability to change/reinstall Ubuntu versions without losing configuration files. However, will a new ...
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ubuntu 12.04 LTS wont recognize windows 7 for a dual boot

Im trying to dual boot win 7 and ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop(asus u47), ive tried creating unallocated space in win 7 and creating a partition in ubuntu but it wants to unmount a previous partition (im ...
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Dualboot with windows 8? Problems with partitions

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.10 on a sony vaio that runs windows 8 natively. After booting from cd I arrive at the point where I have to choose the partition: First of all, I come to a page where ...