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

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Ubuntu File System Partition gone Unallocated

I decided to install Windows 7 next to my Ubuntu setup and started to follow this instructions. Currently i'm on the third step. But when i try to mount the file system that i noted down, it says ...
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Add space to partition

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server vm with esxi. I added an additional 20 GB to my thick provisioned lazy zero disk, but I'm not able to resize my current partition. I am booting from a gparted ...
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Will installation of *BSD break my Ubuntu? And what about swap and bootloader mess up?

I have Windows 8 on my hdd(with it's system and boot partition), an Extended partition(D under Windows) from which I extended 2 more partitions - the one for Ubuntu(which is primary) and one for swap. ...
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Should I put /boot on SSD or HDD

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 64bit. I am planning to implement EnhanceIO to use my new 25GB SSD drive for caching my 4TB RAID 0 array. The raid array is partitioned as: 500MB /boot, 20GB /, 200GB ...
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Ubuntu Disk Partition

Well, i recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a HDD of 640 GB capacity. After the installation, I decided that i should partition my HDD so to have on the one partition the os and some other files (320 ...
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I have formatted an external HD in ext4. But now I want all my linux PCs to be able access it

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 AMD64. I just bought an external HD. I have wiped everything in it and formatted to ext4 the whole disk. Now the only owner is root, I cannot create folders or copy ...
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Can I increase my hard disk space in virtual box which is running Windows 7 currently?

I have my first attempt to install an OS using virtual box and for that I made a 25 gb partition to my hard disk and now I want to increase its size. Is that valid, and if yes, how can i do it?enter ...
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Can't resize partition

I'm trying to make my Windows partition bigger so I made my Ubuntu partition 150 GBs smaller. Now when I try to resize my Windows partition it won't go bigger -- it only gives me the option to make it ...
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What type of partition table and file system is required to make a live usb?

I see a bunch of stuff on using usb-creator to make a live usb for ubuntu which is great. What I don't see is what type of partition table and file system is required on the USB itself. Does it ...
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GRUB install fails on software RAID

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on two 30GB SSDs (OCZSSD2-1AGT30G) with an ASUS motherboard (ASUS DSBF-D). I tried installing on both of the drives separately and it seemed to work fine. The ...
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Partition the hard drive after Ubuntu 14.04 installation [closed]

I want to know if I can create a partition on my hard disk after installing Ubuntu on it. I want to create partition as we do it in Windows like D: or E: drives etc. Now I have done the installation ...
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Bricked my computer, is there any way to get it back?

I recently installed Ubuntu, but grabbed the 32-bit by accident so I went back to Windows, and was like better remove the Ubuntu files, so I deleted that partition. I downloaded the 64-bit version and ...
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Lost Windows while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I needed a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I googled and followed the steps and got it done, but the GRUB was not visible, so I made a reinstall and selected the option of deleting the previous ...
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dd will NOT recognise my sdcard ie “no such file or directory” it is seen by all other routes gparted,df,lsusb,blkid,,,so on

xubuntu 12.04-32 I am trying to build a bootable sdcard for my tablet and everything is ready but "dd" will NOT recognise any of my sdcard(s) 2Gb micro sd,8Gb or 32Gb
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How do I partition an SD card with “disk utility”?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I want to make partitions on my SD card. After mounting the SD card I'm trying to make the partitions with the "disk utility". In the disk utility, after clicking on "more ...
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Trying to boot from Windows CD goes to GRUB [closed]

I am trying to boot from disk using the Windows Installation CD, and I always get the GRUB menu. Here is the boot-repair. Is there any other information you would need? Booting from a GParted disk or ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS Kickstart ignores all partitioning commands

We need to use PXE netboot to deploy multiple identical Ubuntu 12.04 LTS servers. I've tried various Kickstart config files and was ALWAYS thrown into the installer's partitioning screen. The ...
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Can't install dual boot with Windows 7

I know this is a duplicate, sorry, I have looked through all the questions and answers, as well as other sources on the web, tried to follow what was suggested, but still I am unable to install Ubuntu ...
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create partition for boot drive

I have: ext4 454.6Gb(409.7Gb available) In Which I installed 12.04(precise) 32-bit GNOME 3.4.2 Now I want to install Windows 7 without formatting my current OS. edit: Check comments for Images ...
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How to access and modify files from my Windows installation?

I recently setup my system to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows (keeping Windows only to game...an addiction I just can't break.) Anyway, I noticed the /opt and /usr directories were taking up a lot of ...
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Cannot find grub to boot Ubuntu after installation

I use a ASUS N550JV laptop (UEFI) and I tried to dual boot 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 on it, along side with Windows 8. I have two hard drives and /dev/sdb is a SSD so I want to install Ubuntu on it (Windows ...
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Resize Ubuntu partition to increase its size without reinstalling Ubuntu

I'm running out of space for my Ubuntu OS. Is it possible to allocate more space for Ubuntu without reinstalling it or adding a new physical hard drive? I am using GParted to view my partitions, but ...
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Choosing partition types for swap and root and choosing device for bootloader installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 via manual partitioning because I want to remove an existing Windows 7 operating system but keep all my other partitions with their contents intact. My questions ...
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Should I make a partition for Ubuntu before installing?

Should I make a separate partition for Ubuntu before installing ? I'm just wondering if it would be beneficial. [Dual boot with Windows 8.1]
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How to convert Linux swap drive to windows readable format [duplicate]

Okay so I'm rather new to linux but I my laptop has 2 drives. One 64gb msata that i use for my windows boot drive and a terrabyte hdd that i use for all my other files. I decided to create a new ...
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Cant Create New partition after uninstalling Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu before today. I tried to delete a partition of Ubuntu from windows 7. I deleted the swap partition first then, then I deleted the /home partition. After that the free space of both ...
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leftover EFI files in hidden partition

So I have tried to install Linux (unsuccessfully) multiple times and when I run diskutil list, I get this: disk1 is my usb and disk0 is my hard drive (which is flash storage if that makes a ...
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I have just one big partition with windows loader in it… how to install Ubuntu alongside windows in that case?

I want to install Ubuntu on an old Windows Vista laptop. I need to maintain the Vista (yes, I know, it sucks), so I decided to create a partition alongside while installing it. But I don't know what ...
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Failure proof logical volumes on heterogenous bunch of irreliable hard disks

Like I guess most people do, I have accumulated an assortment of various hard drives over the years. They are mostly of different size, manufacturer, speed, etc. There are too many off them to put ...
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problem mounting second harddrive with ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I just installed ubuntu and im completly new with ubuntu. I am trying to get my second harddrive to work but it won't. I've used some guides like this But still no success. The problem is that it ...
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How to change my /boot/efi mount partition?

When installing Ubuntu I unknowingly set my EFI mount to the windows EFI partition. Now I need to delete windows along with its EFI partition for a fresh install. I already have another partition ...
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Recover Windows after reinstalling Ubuntu

I have a dual boot machine with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Yesterday I tried to reinstall Ubuntu to use a lot of the free space I had in my hard drive. I wasn't very smart and I simply formated my old ...
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Replacing XP with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my single partition with XP inside a folder (from the installer); machine is an old Lenovo desktop. I have now optimized the Ubuntu, gotten it fully set up with ...
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Encrypted Swap Partition for 14.04

How can I produce an encrypted Swap Partition for 14.04 ? All the advices I saw here are for versions <14.04 and do not work for me. I tried a lot but nothing lasted longer than a reboot. Is there ...
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having trouble with the reinstall of windows

i recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. Ubuntu wasn't working good on my laptop so i decided to re-install windows. i tried 2 methodes: i created a boot-able USB for windows 8 retail. when ...
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Migrating into a full Ubuntu install

So I've scoured a lot of different articles and I think I have a decent idea of what to do here but I'm hoping someone will be willing to hold my hand a bit here. I've been running 12.04 as a wubi ...
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Re-partition Ubuntu Installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from a CD-ROM. I selected the option to install Ubuntu along side Windows. I did not understand the slider for the partition for the install, so I just took the default. I ...
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Partition Problem [duplicate]

So I installed Trusty tahr alongside Xp yesterday because I got bored of the stupid green hill , it works like a charm BUT There's only one 6gb partition for the OS and I can't even resize it should ...
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Make a link for a folder located inside windows 8.1 disk (ubuntu 14.04)

I want to make a link on my desktop for a folder located in windows 8.1 disk ,every time I make a link to that folder it just doesn't work after a reboot
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Deleting and Formatting partition [duplicate]

So, I just deleted the XP partition on my hard-drive, and now have 30 Gb of extra space. But that space isnt being used by my Ubuntu file-system, and I'm getting warnings that there is only about 200 ...
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new 12.04.4 Raid0 faulty install; malformed gui & erratic mouse

UPDATE2: #irc says 12.04.4 alternate not supported and Quadro NVS 450 not well support. Trying V14.04 now (for RAID0 & hopefully better gpu drivers)... UPDATE: reinstalled. no swap partitions. ...
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Partitions disappeared after power loss while installing

I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my Laptop. After a while I had some troubles starting it up. I decided to reinstall Ubuntu. I had 3 ntfs partitions, 2 ext3 partitions the mount point for the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on HP Pavillion Issues [duplicate]

For the past couple of days I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my Laptop so it can Dual-Boot alongside Windows 7. I have Windows 7 pre-installed with the Laptop. Firstly I downloaded the ISO File ...
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How to recover data from overwritten NTFS partition? [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and installed it via a bootable USB drive. I wanted dual-boot for Windows and Linux. I already had installed Windows 8 in C: partition. Now I installed Ubuntu in D: ...
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Can't open any disk after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda8 at /media/eyad/6E4CA94C4CA90FBF: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda8" ...
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Swap not working on clean 14.04 install using encrypted home

Update 3: I decided to reinstall the system from scratch to remove any old cruft lying around since I had been experiencing some other issues after the upgrade aswell. Howver, this issue persisted. ...
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Can I install in unallocated partition and use BIOS to boot?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Windows 7 64bit laptop. The installer didn't recognise Windows. The partitions, according to Windows Disk Management are 1) 100MB NTFS System, Active, Primary ...
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14.04 with FDE and swap is missing

Helo I have a fresh install of 14.04 on a laptop with an SSD hard drive. When installing I turned on Full Disk Encryption as well as encryption of home folder. Partitioning was left to the ...
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All my partitions are not show after installing ubuntu 14.4 [duplicate]

I had windows 8.1 installed in my system and I had 3 partitions in it.I installed Ubuntu 14.4 with replace windows 8.1 option.After installing Ubuntu I had only one partition.Whether all my partitions ...
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How to combine partition created by failed Ubuntu installation with that created by a subsequent installation

I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 (dual boot with windows 7), but the installation failed. I tried again and was successful, but then realised that I still had the partition from the previous attempt. I ...