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

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How to recover lost partitions

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Why can't Ubuntu recognize my parititions?

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I lost some files

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How to extend ext4 with gparted?

I am having short in disk space in my ubuntu /dev/sda6 and i have 11.08 GB of free space unallocated in the sense.I have followed different article about the repartition but they are not working here ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10, unusable drive space [duplicate]

I have Windows 8.1(64-bit), i want to dual boot it with ubuntu 13.10(64bit), I shrunk the C: drive by 20 GB. created a bootable pendrive and booted through it Partitions when i clicked on ...
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Remove windows 8 and install Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using a HP PROBOOK 450 laptop and currently running Windows 8 on it. I want to completely delete windows 8 and all the data related with it. Then I wish to install Ubuntu, and want it to be the ...
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Merge two Partitions

I want to merge two partitions in my ubuntu machine. But i don't want the files to be deleted in this process. I have a 50gb ,formatted in ext 4 which i had installed my operating system and another ...
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How to online resize the root partition? (ext4) [duplicate]

i've got a 1tb harddisk with 3 partitons: fat32 /boot/efi ext4 / linux-swap My ext4 partition has 700 GiB free so i would like to use some of that space (like 200 gib) for a Windows 8 partition. ...
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How do I configure grub so it doesn't try to run if the drive its installed on is disconnected

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.0 something in my PC where I upgraded my previous version 12.10. Nothing is wrong with Ubuntu itself. It's grub, that's the problem. I keep my Ubuntu on a separate ...
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How to determine where missing Linux partition started

I have an Acer laptop with a 500 GB drive. It came with Windows 7 installed, and I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual boot configuration. As far as I remember I installed everything accepting defaults ...
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Ubuntu installation not showing correct HDD size

I am a complete newbie to Linux family ( been with Windows till now). I am trying to install Ubuntu from my USB drive so that my laptop has both windows 7 and Ubuntu along side. When I am selecting ...
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How to install windows from Ubuntu 12.04 with no partition dedicated to Windows?

Essentially when I originally installed ubuntu, I got rid of my windows and had the hard drive reformatted. I never split up the hard drive to dual boot. Now that the hard drive is formatted for ...
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How to create partition on single partitioned disk [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 lts I have 500 gb single partitioned hard disk on which this ubuntu is installed now i want to create two partition but when I try using gparted it is only showing ...
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Grub support for Triple Boot

Ok, so if you have moral conflicts on the EULA then think of this as an educational question. so I have been wondering if there is a way to triple boot Hackintosh in addition to my current setup. I ...
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Win 8.1 transfer to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu to my new Toshiba laptop, and at startup it asks which system I want to boot up, but Ubuntu will not boot. What do I have to do to solve this? How do I partition the hard drive? ...
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Dualbooting Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 Pro (I know it's depressing I'm using Windows OSes still) and when I try to shrink the volume I am allowed only 2796 MB even though I have ...
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installing ubuntu 13.10 latest problem

I have 4 partition drive c,drive d,drive U ,drive e in my hard drive then I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on drive e which is empty .during the installation I use something else option..I make drive U: ext4 ...
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Editing system partition

There is only one partition in my hard disk. I want to give a partiton on it. Is there any way to resize it without using any live cd?
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install ubuntu 13.10 without losing data on d rive

i have 2 partition on my hdd one is having windows xp and other is having my personal data ( D ) i want to install ubuntu in d drive without loosing my personal data. i also have 10 gb free space on ...
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Make Changes {Resize} in Linux Installed Partittion

I have installed LINUX in sda1 Partition. I don't have any other operating system other than linux in my PC. Now i want to install some other operation system and sadly I don't have enough space in ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Setup does not detect Windows 8.1 on VAIO Tap 21!

So I've downloaded the 64-bit Ubuntu image, burnt it to disk and disabled secure boot via the UEFI setup menu... But when I run the installation on my Sony VAIO Tap 21, Ubuntu setup tells me that no ...
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Is it safe to Defrag Windows 8 while dual booting Ubuntu?

I have owned my laptop now for about 8 months a feel its slightly slowing a bit and I think it is time for a Defrag. Should I be worried about windows 8 effecting the Ubuntu partion part of my ...
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Ubuntu won't install on unallocated space alongside Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 (preinstalled) Dell desktop. I used the Windows Partition Manager to shrink the main partition by 400 GB. The tool froze before confirming completion, but when I re-executed it, ...
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Installing ubuntu on a 16 gb ssd

I'm pretty new to linux, and I'm trying to make a dual boot now to try to learn it. But I'm having some difficulties because I want it in a pretty weird way. First of all, my laptop has 3 drives, a 16 ...
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Logical Volume, Physical Volume and Volume Groups

Please can someone explain to me the meaning of Logical Volume, Physical Volume and Volume Groups? Of what importance and advantage are they in linux?
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Wubi installation creates equal size separate virtual disks for root and usr

I like wubi install better than a standard install in a dual boot configuration but I have some issues here, namely I was never able to resize the usr virtual disk so I be able to install more ...
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Why partition is not showing, sudo fdisk - l

I'm really new to Ubuntu and pretty scared with things right now. There were two partitions in the system partition 1 and partition 2 with ext4 format. Since I couldn't access them (I mean I couldn't ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on a hybrid drive via LiveUSB

I have been meaning to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10/12.04 (or Linux Mint 16) along side my Windows 8.1. I have a Lenovo U410 with a hybrid drive (30 gb SSD for cache, 750 HDD). I found it really difficult ...
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How to recover free space after installing ubuntu 12.04

I have a Sony Vaio laptop with 320GB HDD and 3GB RAM. It came with Windows 7. I chose to install Ubuntu 12.04. At the time of installation of ubuntu I did partition as follows. NTFS - 14 GB (Windows ...
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What do I need to do to preserve sda2 and sda4 paritions, and format sda3 for Ubuntu and part of it as swap area?

Been figuring out how to replace my windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for three hours now, and I need help. I have reached the point where I need to select a partition where to install ubuntu. I have ...
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Drive damaged during VMWare copy

I was copying data from two ext2 formatted drives using an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 4 on a MacMini with Snow Leopard. I meant to quit from something else, but accidentally quit ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Killed my Desktop computer!

I need help. I have an HP Pavilion g7 and I was wondering how to fix it. What happened was it originally came with Windows 7, and I upgraded to 8, but today I decided to make the switch from windows ...
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Kubuntu Installation disabled my windows partition

I tried to install, kubuntu 12.04, i tried to install it in the same partition than windows; i aready did it with Ubuntu and everything worked well, this time, the installation of Kubuntu gave me a ...
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How to allocate disk space from one filesystem to another?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on dedicated server with 2 TB hard disk, while running a daemon I got error running low on disk space, when I check memory status by running df -h it shows that my rootfs have 20 ...
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How to merge free space into partion in ubuntu server?

I'm running Ubuntu Server as a virtual machine with VirtualBox in Windows. Because I've ran out of space I resized the virtual machine size from 6 GB to 8 GB. But those 2 GB appear as "Free space" ...
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How to delete Windows XP and integrate its partition to Ubuntu?

I currently have my machine partitioned with Windows 7 & XP; and since XP will soon no longer be officially supported I want to replace that partition with Ubuntu. However I also already have an ...
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Creating an Ubuntu partition on a MacBookPro 9,1

I have a MacBookPro 9,1 and I'd like to create a bootable Ubuntu partition (virtual machines are too hardware-limited); however, the Mactel Support Matrix doesn't list anything for my model. Which of ...
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How to install Windows and Ubuntu on the same machine? [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu on a machine having Windows OS.While installing Ubuntu I was not able to see all the partitions and I had to format the hard drive. Now the result is that I am having the ...
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Hardrive is full with 0 space left can't access admin account

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and after all the packages are installed and the system restarted when I log into the admin account I cannot see anything save for a black screen, when I log out and ...
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USB Drive - Space missing after failed attempt to make it bootable

I was trying to make my USB drive bootable to install Arch (I used dd to write Arch ISO to the USB Drive) but the process was stopped half-way. The drive stopped responding so I tried sudo dd ...
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Increase size /opt

I'm trying to install IBM DS Storage Manager 10 on an Ubuntu 12.04 but it seems I doesn't have enough opt space. Below is the screenshot from the required/available disk space: Is it even possible ...
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Make SWAP parition from existing Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

Using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, upgraded from 11.10. Had no idea while installing Ubuntu for the first time. So missed SWAP partition. Now, at times Ubuntu hangs and system monitor shows the memory usage ...
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Installing 13.10 alongside preinstalled Windows 8

I followed this guide to a T: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html However, when I get to step 6, I just see my /dev/sda and it says it's completely ...
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Partition Not Mounting On Bootup

I have a home server with my movies and what not on it. When I boot the PC it tells me that (media/Media/ is the drive) /media/Media/ is not ready to mount or is not available (I don't know the exact ...
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Using LVM with two hard drives, 1 Solid State

I am setting up Ubuntu and just got to the option about using LVM to partition the hard drives. My understanding is that if I do this Ubuntu will be able to treat the two drives as one. That's great, ...
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No partitions are visible during ubuntu installation [duplicate]

I'm trying to dual boot ubuntu alongside windows. 8 I've tried many times with various versions, but the full hdd 500 gb is displayed with no partitions. I've created unallocated space in windows. ...
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How to install ubuntu alongside with windows 7? [duplicate]

I need to install ubuntu alongside with windows 7. But when I clicked on "Install ubuntu alongside with windows 7" there is a msg "write previous changes to disk and continue". There was two options ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 7: Is the default partitioning acceptable?

I am very new to Linux but keen to learn. I am moderately happy to use command line etc although I will not understand what I am typing (yet). I have previously used Ubuntu but not gone into any ...
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dual boot reinstall problems

My Ubuntu installation crashed during updating and will now not boot fully. I have tried reinstalling as from a previous answer on here suggested but the option to wipe my original Ubuntu installation ...
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How to recover Windows 7 files

I want to recover Windows 7 files installed on my C: drive. Ubuntu is installed on my D: drive. How can I recover files on my Windows installation?