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

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Triple Booting Mac, Windows, Ubuntu on Mac with Windows Already installed with bootcamp

So on my macbook I have OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Windows 7 Professional, and I want to install Ubuntu from a USB stick. I already have a bootable USB drive, and already installed refind. The problem is ...
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Why system partition gets overfull quickly?

About 2 months ago I've installed ubuntu 12.04 on a new computer. I remember, there were some problems with disc sectors, unfortunately I can't remember now on what it consisted. I have 15 GB for \ ...
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installation on Asus Zenbook UX301LA

I am afraid I messed up things pretty badly while trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 or Mint 17 on a brand new Asus Zenbook UX301LA. The situation is: I am pretty sure that I have destroyed Windows8 ...
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Why is the default boot partition so small with whole disk encryption option?

The boot partition, set up automatically by the Ubuntu installer, is only ~230MB. This is the case on two different clean installs I have performed on different machines. Both used the full disk ...
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How to restore a LUKS partition?

My /home partition disappeared on my main HDD. I changed SATA slots, then I got strange "no lvm available" errors during boot when usually the password would be entered (I do not have any lvm setup at ...
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Shrinking root using logical Volume Management

Currently, Ubuntu 14.04 is my only OS. so, i decide to shrink my root to install windows 7. i use logical volume management but it says: "Logical volume is not mounted but is in use. Please close all ...
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Hard disk partition problems installing Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows XP

I'm istalling Ubuntu 14.04 using a DVD bought by Merchandise Mania and I want to install it alongside Windows XP.The installation gets stuck when allocating drive space to Ubuntu:the allocation ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, GRUB isn't boot manager

When I clicked "restart now" after installation (and after I tried out Ubuntu for a bit), I was expecting GRUB to come up right away where I could choose Windows 7 or Ubuntu 14.04. However, Windows ...
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How to deal with duplicated GRUB entries with different names?

As I told in a previous question, I was having GRUB problems with a dual boot PC with both Lubuntu and Bodhi Linux. One of the partitions (the one with Bodhi Linux) was messing with the GRUB entries, ...
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How do I resize partitions using command line without using a GUI on a server?

I only access the server via terminal and I can't use graphical tools such as gparted! I need it because I want to create a new partition from a part of root about 768mb to create a swap partition. # ...
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Transfering my Ubuntu install onto a replacement hard drive

Today I am planning on swapping out my ridiculously small 20gb hard drive, for a less small 80gb. Only issue is that it's my Ubuntu drive and I'd rather not go through the install process again. I ...
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How to mount a partition on an internal drive using USB live

I have some problems with my computer. I can't boot, so I've booted it using live USB. I wanted to check what's going on with my computer, but I don't know how to mount the partition. On my disc ...
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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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Whoops! Low disk space!

I wasn't expecting to use Ubuntu for so long, and I heard that the partition thingy is fixed, you only get to pick how much space you want once You can't go back, that's what I heard Is there a way ...
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Checking of Residues of Windows

Years ago I had Windows OS in my System. But I now I am using Ubuntu only. I have 3 partitions in my Hard Disc Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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Failed to mount NTFS media partition while booting

I use a lot my "Media partition" that is shared between my operating systems and its NTFS type. The problem is that it used to mount perfectly for months and now it fails to mount, while booting it ...
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Partitioning Help

Does Ubuntu partition drives when you install it alongside Windows 7? I remember reading that the maximum partition allowed is 4 (or something)
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Installation with Live CD

I have a 12.04 live DVD. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows XP until I move the files on Windows to an external drive. However, when I get to the install section it gives me several options for ...
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USB Drive Format Error

I am trying to format my 19GB usb drive. I am currently using gedit. sudo gparted It works, but with a nasty error. (gpartedbin:7382): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 7 was not found when attempting ...
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Startup Disk Creator shows no free space on my USB stick

I am having a problem trying to use Startup Disk Creator with my 8GB USB stick. The USB stick has just been formatted, but Startup Disk Creator shows that there is no free space on the drive, although ...
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How to recover partially formatted ext4 partition (testdisk did not help)

I have а 2TB "single ext4-formatted partition" HDD. Recently, while working under Windows 7 on the same machine, I have damaged the aforementioned partition. What happened is that while I was trying ...
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How to install Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 with mirror RAID?

I've now spent hours trying and failing to figure out how to install Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 on my new desktop while setting up RAID as part of the installation. I tried following the following two ...
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Will Ubuntu format and erase the partition I intend to install it on?

I've never installed Ubuntu (or any linux distro) on a hard drive before but now I want to install it on a partition and have a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 being on the C drive and Ubuntu on the ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7?

I'm trying to set up a dual boot Lenovo Ideapad that came with Windows 7. Lenovo uses up 4 partitions out of the box. They are: (unnamed) 14GB LENOVO D: 30GB SYSTEM_DRV 200MB Window7_OS C: 400GB ...
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system reinstallation - only system partition

While doing the first installation of Ubuntu 12.04 I've made a separate partition for the system, to be able to reinstall it without having to clear all data. So I have / on one partition, and second ...
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mint installation crash does not show root or partitions rives [on hold]

I am trying to install mint version of ubuntu from a DVD. I get upto the choose partition section. However it does not show any drives?.. It is saying that no root system is defined? I am ...
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System tries to install grub on usb instead of ssd

I'm trying to install Ubuntu server on my storage server. The problem starts in partition manager when the system wants the usb that i'm installing it from to be the system hdd. I change it to the ...
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Gparted can't create partition table

Here's what the problem is. About a day or so ago I used Gparted live cd to create 3 NTFS primary partitions on my external 500 gig Goflex and one extended with 2 logical partitiones. I had planned ...
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Why there is 1.21mb unallocated space below ext4 partition in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? [on hold]

And one more thing, I've created a home partition(15GB),I cannot save any files in the home partition. In home partition, if I right click in it. There are only two option, 1. Unmount 2. Properties ...
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“Disk drive for dev/mapper/cryptswap 1 is not ready”

I get the following message on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386 during the boot process: Disk Drive for dev/mapper/cryptswap 1 is not ready or not present It will give me the message about 3 times and then ...
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Gparted moved Linux partition — no longer boots

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OSX installed and Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to resize my Ubuntu partition, so I booted to a 10.04 liveCD and used GParted to "move/resize" my Ubuntu partition. ...
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Can't find the “free space” in the partition table while installing ubuntu

I am trying to install ubuntu with pre-installed Win 8.1, I shrinked the C parition and I have the unallocated parition in disk management .But when I am at the parition table step in installing ...
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Computer boots automatically into GNU GRUB, no other options

Currently, when I start my computer, this screen is shown. I do not have any other options, it boots into this within a second of starting my computer. I used to have Windows 8.1 dual booted with ...
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steam can't use EXT4 partition mounted with write permissions

I have an SSD that has an EXT4 partition that is mounted and I have full RW on that partition, even all users. If I want to add the steam folder in this partition steam tells me "new steam library ...
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If I extend a Linux root partition, will it lose data?

My root partition is out of space due to a stupid mistake, but the rest of the disk is occupied by the home partition. If I merge /home into /, I am guessing everything currently on /home will be ...
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No object for D-Bus Interface

i installed ubuntu14.04 on my brother's laptop successfully. and now he wants to dual boot with windows 7. following some procedures from this forum,i created an ntfs partition(using the live cd) on ...
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Ubuntu doesn't save state after hibernation

As of yesterday, I had been using Ubuntu 14.04 with a 3GB swap-space. However, I was finding that I was unable to hibernate if I had more than 3GB of RAM in-use. So, I booted on a LiveUSB of Gparted, ...
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System partition full error but actual usage far from 100% (df -h)

I am setting up a home server with Ubuntu server 14.04. I recently setup nzbget and downloaded a few gigs of data before it complained about low disk space. The system is installed on 60 GB SSD with 3 ...
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Error while partitioning hard disk due to problem in writing out superblocks

While installing Ubuntu, I got an error as follows : The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 Then I tried partitioning the hard disk with gparted by removing all the partitions and ...
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Gparted not working correctly

So, I'm using gparted as an application installed with sudo apt-get install gparted on Xubuntu 14.0 with MATE. I'm trying to resize my Mac's hard drive partition down for free space. What happens ...
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Tried to return to windows after installing ubuntu and got stuck at “no such partition entering rescue mod”

The question is quite complex. I've tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB on my PC which had already been running Windows 7. Initially the Ubuntu installer didn't detect windows OS, so I've made ...
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/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-swap_1 is not ready or not present

This is frustrating as heck, I moved away from Windows 7 OS because of issues, errors, and such and was sold to Ubuntu because it was supposed to be reliable, and now errors and issues right after ...
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Are there any issues with backing up Ubuntu running on an internal SSD drive to an internal HDD?

I'm configuring a new Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS machine and will be using a Samsung 512 GB SDD in my first internal hard drive bay. I've got a couple extra 500 GB HDD's that I don't want to waste, plus ...
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How to get these files back?

I ran the rm -rf / command on my kubuntu system and i ended all losing everything on my system. I've seen several data recovery tools like foremost and testdisk but they all talk about running it ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu and keep Steam game data?

I wanted to know how I could keep my data from Steam if I were to upgrade my Ubuntu version in the future. I have a very great amount of experience of Linux and I have installed Ubuntu before. I know ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installer doesn't recognise Windows 8 partition on Toshiba C850 Laptop

I purchased a Toshiba C850 Laptop and I'm trying to install the 64 Bit version of Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8, allowing me to dual boot. I burnt a Ubuntu 12.10 DVD, disabled Secure Boot on the ...
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Folder Permissions for new partition - can't move files [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I used the install CD to repartition my HD by resizing /dev/sda1 and creating /dev/sda3 as a Primary Partition. I named it "Media". When I reboot from HD, when I try to move ...
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Can not see C drive ( windows installed ) in list of devices in Nautilus

Let me tell how the problem started. I needed more free space for D drive, so i extended free space for D drive from C drive by using the the function EXTEND of Mini Partition Tools Wizard. Then the ...
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Resizing extended partition with gparted

I'm trying to move down a chunk of unallocated data all through the end of a hdd containing an extended partition. I'm doing these operations on a live usb, the screenshot below is taken on the main ...
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GPT partitioning on a bios/non-efi motherboard with a SSD

I have a 2 year old Intel DH67CL1 BIOS motherboard(non-efi). I am reading about GPT partitioning and wonder whether it is useful in my case. I have still reservations whether to use GPT and what ...