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

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Should I create the Reserved BIOS boot area partition?

I have Asus N550JV with Windows 8 installed. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a dual boot setup. I am not familiar with turning off "fast boot", disabling "secure boot" and enabling "launch CSM". ...
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how can i mount partitons in recovery mode

I am unable to login to my account and I want to back up my data from Documents folder so I need to know how to mount other partitions from recovery mode. How can I do this? mv ...
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I want to reinstall my Ubuntu, and I want to delete my partitions but I don't know if there were any recovery partitions installed

So, I installed Ubuntu and I have the problem of "Running on low graphics mode". I've tried every advice to fix this, but none of them seem to work. I want to reinstall Ubuntu, as I think I may have ...
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Ubuntu install on SSD drive

Today I installed a new 500gb ssd drive and tried to install ver 14.04 from dvd. After rebooting it started to load in whatever software it needed then asked me about internet access. I was ...
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Problem with a “ghost” drive

First of all I must admit I'm a TOTAL NOOB in Linux, and on top of that, I'm using a Chromebook (Acer c720) with Crouton (with XFCE4 as my environment), so I cannot work with normality like a normal ...
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Same HardDrive, DIfferent partion, Create folder problem

I just switched to ubuntu 14.04 from windows7 . I have this hard drive with 3 paritions, swap, and two data partitions. I cannot create folders in one of the empty data drives. What should I do? I ...
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Safe way to setup Ubuntu14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 with a SSD

I just bought a new notebook, (ASUS UX301) and was wondering the best (or safest) way to get Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1. I know this question is subjective, but I am mostly concerned ...
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Accidentally i deleted my partition while installing ubuntu [on hold]

I have a serious problem..please help me..i have searched everwhere i couldnt find my solution. i bought laptop which is having ubuntu builtin..I installed windows 8.1 and i am using it fine.i was ...
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Retrieve data from a FreeSpace volume [previously ext4 volume]

Morning, Afternoon, Evening, any thing you wish. I'm using an HP-ProBook 4540S 750 Gb HDD 4 Gb of memory Intel Core i3-3110M CPU 2.40GHz x 4 I'm a software developper,so I use to install 2 Ubuntu ...
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Where is my partitioned space?

I'm very new to Linux. Trying to learn, but curve is kinda steep. So, I loaded Ubuntu 14.04 onto my 16GB Chromebook (HP 14) using the method outlined here ...
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Installing windows on a separate hard drive after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu installed on one hard drive, and Windows on another. The Windows one has a problem with it so I would like to format that hard drive and reinstall Windows. How can I reinstall ...
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error mounting partitions in ubuntu 14.04lts [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda6 at /media/tonysn/New Volume: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda6" "/media/tonysn/New Volume"' ...
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When starting gparted “Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:”

This is exactly my problem. running ubuntu server 12.04. sorry I couldn't find a way to mark the thread "unanswered". Resize a 2TB partition on a 3TB disk created with fdisk I downloaded and ...
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How do I remove an entry from Windows Boot Manager through Lubuntu

So I have a laptop that I got through work: it had one half of the HDD partitioned to their own version of Windows Enterprise (so no cmd unless you have admin rights) and the other half partitioned to ...
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resize partion ubuntu 14.04

I have a dual booting laptop with Win7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 14.04 I need to resize the Ubuntu partition, but I prefer not to re install the whole thing. Is it possible? How?
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Resize extended partion without live CD or USB

My Gparted picture: http://i.stack.imgur.com/s6X7V.png My problem is similar to the problem described here: GParted wont resize extended partitions with the small difference that I'm not able to run ...
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Ubuntu partitioning and dual boot install on Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

I just purchased a Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, which has secure boot and uefi. I have minimized the Windows 8 partition to 100 GB. What I need to know is: 1) Should I move the free space to the end of the ...
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How do I copy over a partition ignoring errors?

I had a disk with a lot of surface errors that I used until a couple days ago when I got my new ssd. I want to know how I could completely copy over my home partition but ignore all errors while doing ...
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Ubuntu harddisk formatting failed

This is the problem I'm facing. Can any one suggest a solution Error setting partition type after formatting: Error setting partition flags on /dev/sda2: Error spawning command-line `sgdisk ...
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No option to install alongside windows/ after choosing something else shows all the hdds in blank 100% free space

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition alongside windows. When using the installer that option is never there only "format and install Ubuntu". Created an unallocated partition and the ...
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is it possible to modify the partition size occupied by the system while the system is running?

I have Ubuntu 13.1 and I want to migrate to 14.4. My partition was badly designed because the space is not sufficient to upgrade to 14.4. I've tried to remove temp file and previous system but it is ...
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Partition seen as full but is in fact empty

I've been dual-booting win7-ubuntu. Now I've deleted windows and I want my ubuntu partition to allocate more space. Since the ubuntu partition was on the left side I deleted the windows partition and ...
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About transferring ubuntu bootsector

How can I transfer ubuntu BOOTSECTOR into windows loader partition? I went to this link [http://pw999.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/windows-7-linux-dualboot-using-bcd-instead-of-grub/][1] But was not ...
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Booting Linux from USB on a Mac

I'm only posting this question because it seems I've been trying to get this to work for the last 2 weeks and feel like im exhausting my options. I'm trying to build a persistent Linux system ...
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Failed to access Windows 8.1 NTFS partition from ubuntu 13.10, even after disable fast startup

I am using ubuntu 13.04 32 bit and Windows 8.1. When I try to mount Windows 8.1 NTFS Partition it is showing this error messageas below. Previously I was using windows 7, but I have no problem to ...
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I made some mistakes while partitioning

Evening, when I was partitioning my HDD I made some mistakes appearently, I thought I could solve them later, but it's becoming quite difficult, I have 4 partitions and something called 'useless ...
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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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Can't boot Ubuntu after installing it and it looks like it isn't even installed in the disc management

I Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 45GB partition, and when it asked me to reboot the computer, the dual boot menu didn't appear, it boot directly Windows 7. When I checked the disc management, there was ...
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Extended Ubuntu partition taking more than it should

Consider the following picture, As I understand from my research, partition 0 is an extended partition which doesn't exist physically, but it's only a partition that includes more logical ...
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'Unable to mount New Volume' and 'Unable to mount 202 GB Filesystem' in Ubuntu 12.04.2

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a live usb, After I restarted my system with bootable usb, when I try to open my harddisk, it shows-- Unable to mount New Volume Error mounting: mount exited with exit ...
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How do I resize my root partition on a server without using a GUI?

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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Partioning a dual SSD & HDD latop, complete guide

I have bought a nice Asus Zeenbok, one with a 30GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. Can anybody help me with a complete guide to partitioning the two? I can figure and judge the sizes myself, and I have tried ...
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How to extend partition with free space that is before it usgin gparted?

I have my Windows partition (C), 9GB of free space and then I have my Linux partition. How do I expand my Linux partition with that 9GB of free space using Gparted and without losing everything I ...
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Partition table on external HD gone

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04. I have a 2Tb external Western Digital HD that stopped working overnight, and I'm worried I might not be able to recover files from it anymore. It has three partitions, all ...
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What is the best strategy to clone and dual boot an existing OS?

So my setup is looking something like this: I'm using Grub2 I have 4 logical partitions (1 of which is an extended partition) (Logical Partitions): /dev/sda1 (fat32) /dev/sda2 (fat32) /dev/sda3 ...
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partition size for Linux

I have got 1 TB of HDD and 4 GB of RAM and I want to install Linux alongside Windows. What is the best partition size to make for linux.
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Cloning Ubuntu and creating dual boot?

I want to experiment with Ubuntu and see if upgrading to V14 will cause me any issues with my installed software. Through the LiveCD I have used GParted to successfully resize my filesystem ...
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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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Recovering an unbootable Ubuntu

Today i was trying to install 32 bit wine to my 64 bit pc and even though i knew that it may hurt my Ubuntu setup, i ran a sudo command which deleted build-essantials, some compilers and drivers. ...
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How would I speed up a full disk dd?

I am doing a dd on two identical drives with this command: dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=4096 Both hard drives are the exact same model number, and both have 1TB of storage space. /dev/sda uses a ...
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kernel / initd boot settings

I have 2 seperate harddrives in my pc, one with windows 7 (working) and one with ubuntu. I am unable to boot into ubuntu for some reason :/ I installed easyBCD to correct the windows bootmenu and used ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu Studio on separate internal hard drive

I am wanting to install Ubuntu Studio onto a separate internal hard drive than what my windows 7 is installed on, the part I'm having trouble with is the fact that this drive is not empty, so I'd only ...
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Ubuntu installation confusion

I need to know what are the things that are required to successfully install Ubuntu on my PC alongside Windows 8.1. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but every forum/site mentions ...
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Ubuntu Bootloader Help

I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu on my PC (quite old) alongside Windows 8.1. My BIOS mode is Legacy BIOS so no worries about UEFI settings. I have a separate partition (Local Disk E: 30GB) for ...
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hi…i m not experienced but i had dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. i deleted Ubuntu and freed memory using disk manager…now [duplicate]

i m not experienced but i had dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. i deleted Ubuntu and freed memory using disk manager...now i get error:no such partition grub rescue> i used the following video ...
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Can't Resize File System Partition after Installation of ubuntu 14.04 AMD64 Manufacturers Mode

Installed 14.04 AMD in Manufacturer's Mode.. Everything is working good yet but Can't able to resize or unmount the main partition.ie file system partition...to create /home,/user partitions i've ...
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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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gParted throws an I/O error while creating a NTFS partition

Whenever I try to create a NTFS partition with gParted, I get this error (bolded for ease of sight): GParted 0.18.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize Libparted 2.3 Create Primary ...
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What is the recommended disk partition for kubuntu 14.04 manual install and dual boot with Windows 8.1 64 bit?

My computer has 6GB RAM and Windows 8.1 64 bit. I try to install kubuntu 14.04 64 bit by manual disk partition. My current disk has 283GB Free Space. (parted) print free Model: ATA WDC ...
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how can i dual boot with an already ubuntu computer if i have a harddrive i took out of a windows laptop with all its info on it?

ive looked and looked but cant find anything but repartitioning and creating both on one harddrive. what i want to do is take my built computer that i have ubuntu 13.10 (updating to 14.04 as im typing ...