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

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Failed to unmount partitions

I'm trying to install Ubuntu from a pen drive. I have windows 7 installed already and want to keep that installation. I have a 3TB drive that has one 2TB partition on it, so the last 1TB is ...
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Missing hardrive on 14.04

I am completely new to Ubuntu, and the only previous experience I have with linux is on Android. Today I installed 14.04 alongside Windows Vista since it's a shared computer and my brother is ...
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Mount Error on opening

I haven't used ubuntu for long time so I forgot most of command and how to fix issues. I have Dual boot , Windows 8 and ubuntu latest version I use ubuntu for my work and Windows for gaming and other ...
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Error creating the child process, partition resize, Mounting and running without error msg

So I use Furiousmount to help me out with the mounting since when I tried to mount thru terminal I had some complications. So back to the things I need help with. I get the error message. (shown on ...
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How to move Linux on a USB stick to a hard drive partition?

I was running Ubuntu on a USB stick for a while because my hard drive had failed. It had two partitions. I recently installed a new hard drive and installed Windows on it. I created a new partition ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of mounting various directories on separate partitions?

While installing Ubuntu with the "something else" option, I found out that there are many folders that can be mounted on separate partitions, as you can see in the image below. So what are the ...
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1 SSD windows, 1 SSD ext4, 1 NTFS Data mutual Drive?

I am trying to use a mutual Data hard drive (NTFS) to run my files between both windows and linux. I am new to linux and having trouble with identifying the 3rd HD, which is NTFS. On the sidebar, ...
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GPT partition table problem: Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

I hope you guys will help me get through this situation I have gotten myself into. I bought a new samsung ultra book running windows 8. I knew going into the purchase that I wanted to ditch windows ...
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System hangs, mountall fails

I'm really new to Ubuntu, Please excuse me if my question sounds stupid (also my bad English). To save disk space, I had formatted my windows installation, and somehow I was able to install Ubuntu ...
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I can't see my partitions to install ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC. It already has Windows 7 on it. I wanna use both as a dual boot PC. My HDD is 1TB & it has 4 partitions in Windows. But when I try to install Ubuntu I cant ...
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How to improve my disk partition?

I want to improve my disk partition. I get an exclamation point on one of the partitions and what is? Please explain me first and give a solution. and It does not affect me, but I would like to ...
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About partition accidently?

I have a removable harddisk 650G, I installed my Ubuntu on it just 40G, else 610G is NFTS type using storage something. But yesterday I careless formatting my harddisk under windows, then I want to ...
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PC no longer boots after partitioning second hard disk

I have a PC with two identical disks. Initially I completely ignored the second disk (/dev/sda), setting up the full system on the first one (/dev/sda). I got as far as a fully operational system. ...
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gparted cannot see SD Card - and how I fixed it [on hold]

(Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit, ASUS Laptop K75D) Inserted brand new 8GB SD card I wanted to reformat - it mounted, but gparted did not see it. gparted > Refresh Devices .. still not there. Unmount device ...
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Grub Installation Failed for Single OS

I am a beginner @ Linux. I know there are some threads that touch this but I feel I have done something uniquely stupid. hence the post and plea for help. Also this thread has nothing to do with dual ...
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installation ubunto 14.01 on a different partition with windows 8.1

Please assist me. I am eager to install Ubunto 14.01 on a different partition but I do not know how to do it. I have HP with windows 7 pre-installed then I upgraded to windows 8.1 please show me how ...
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How to use SD card as primary drive without corrupting superblock?

I have a netbook which I would like to use with a Linux-based distro. The hard drive has been replaced with a SD to SATA Converter Adapter so that I can run everything off of an SD card similar to a ...
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Has my Ubuntu been deleted?

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 as an only OS on my laptop in 250 GB out of 500 GB. I decided to install windows 7 alongside. While installing it, I chose 'unallocated 250 GB' as a location where to ...
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14.04.1 LTS 64 bit from USB does not see my windows 7 when I go to install it

I suppose this is as much a question as a heads up/warning 14.04.1 LTS only gave me the option of writing over everything on one of my windows 7 machines. If I'd pushed the wrong button and continued ...
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Glitch in the Ubuntu 14.04 Install

I have a 2013 ASUS 64bit system with Windows 7 (Home Prem.) Sp1, 16GB Ram, 3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-4770 processor. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 from the official site. Ran MD5SUM and numbers ...
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how to install ubuntu and applications in separate partition

I what to format my computer such that both the os and all additional applications are going in one partition and all of my person files in a second one. The reason for that is that I can then create ...
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P2V Failed (Error message attached)

I want to convert physical Ubuntu 12.04 to a virtual server using VMware converter 5.5.2 you can see in the following image the hard disk settings for the physical server in the conversion wizard ...
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Errors when attempting to setup snapshot post LVM setup

I have been given assistance in setting up my LVM to be able to use snapshot in a previous ubuntu thread though at this point I just cannot figure out how to get my snapshot setup so that I could feel ...
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Repair a NAS corrupt partition

I have an IOMEGA 1 TB NAS Drive. I was downloading something but it shut down because of a problem with the electricity supply. Then, the partition was corrupted. The partition format is NTFS so my ...
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USB mass storage couldn't get mounted

It's my android phone SD card which was indicated damaged by android yesterday night, out of the blue! I put it directly to a USB port with a USB SD card holder case, so in that way I can recover it ...
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Setting up partitions when installing Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have a 2 terabyte sata drive: The first partition is a 100 Mb system reserved. The second is a primary partition 18.58 Gb. It has no description and no options on right click. Everything is ...
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Mounting the windows drives and external usb drives

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. I installed ubuntu on a windows laptop as the second OS. As I am new user, I created two mounting points in /mnt/.. and /media.. I tried to remove one, but I couldn't, it's ...
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HDD Partition Delete Using Linux Bootable Disc: Manually From Shell/ CUI Environment

Please let me know what are the commands and their syntax for 1) display all partitions from shell 2) delete any/ all partition from shell Requirement/ Situation: In some machine there was Ubuntu ...
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Sharing Files between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8

I have Ubuntu and Windows 8 installed on one System. I am trying to share files between these two operating systems using an NTFS Partition wich was created by Windows. I don't have trouble accessing ...
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How to install ubuntu-12.10-desktop along with windows 8 64bit [on hold]

I have hp pavilion 15 n204tx, which came with pre-installed Ubuntu OS. I formatted it and installed Win 8 64bit. and created 3 + 1(system reserve) partition. 50GB for win8 50GB for ...
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How do I re-install Unity after uninstalling gnome-shell?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have big issues with the Unity desktop. I installed then uninstalled gnome-shell (using "apt-get autoremove --purge gnome-shell"). Since then, my desktop has no background ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on 512Gb SSD GRUB Error

A client bought a Crucial MX100 SSD (Solid State Drive) 512Gb to be installed in their laptop and wanted a dual boot system with Windows 7 Professional 64-BIT on a 100Mb and 150Gb Primary Partition ...
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format/build raid 5 with one 4k drive, three 512b

I have 4 WD 1TB drives which I want to 4x1TB Raid5. I am not sure what course of action to take next. How do I configure my 4th drive (sde) to align with the rest? Will this affect performance? I ...
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Need to know best way to utilize LVM to backup Ubuntu

So I've had issues with Windows which forced me to install and learn Ubuntu as I'm fed up with MSFT. So now I need to know the most efficient/best way to image Ubuntu so that if I messed something up ...
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Partitioning and Upgrading help

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I wish to upgrade it to 14.04. My current partitions are - I want to upgrade without wiping out my data. What should be the appropriate partitions ? I have a 14.04 iso ...
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Graphical disk surface check tool?

I need a program that can scan my hard drive for read and write errors so I can partition around them. I REALLY don't do well with numbers but if I can have something that shows an output like the ...
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Partition recovery of windows in ubuntu [duplicate]

i have perform clean install of ubuntu on windows 8. My partition i cannot find, please dont say it is deleted, i had vital data on those drives, please help.
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how to root partition move to new partition in ubuntu 14.01?

i have Ubuntu 14.01 in my laptop root partition , now no have place so i like to move to new partition. how to safe move to new partition.
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Is it possible to mount a 4TB NTFS HDD?

I am new to Linux and just installed Ubuntu for the first time (14.04). I repartitioned my 160GB SDD to give 100GB to windows and 50GB to ubuntu. 1) I don't know if I even need a 6GB swap ...
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How do I create partition in Ubuntu?

I have a 2TB hard disk with Ubuntu 14.04 . Some 1.5 TB is used . I did not create any partitions during installation time of Ubuntu 13.10 . I upgraded to 14.04 but after upgrading there are some ...
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How to boot from toshiba recovery partition after installing ubuntu 14.04.1? [duplicate]

Im new here and have not found a post even close to this so here it is: i installed ubuntu 14.04.1 over my Windows 7 Home Premium installation. didn't loose any important data.skip to when the ...
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Install Ubuntu on SSD and Keep Personal files on NTFS drive

I currently have Windows 7 installed on an SSD and just got another SSD which I want to install Ubuntu on. My current setup with Windows 7 is that I have all of my games and apps installed on the SSD, ...
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How to get a larger root partition on Touch

I'm trying to make Touch (14.10) work as an Ubuntu server. However the root partition is only 2 GB and is insufficient for the packages I need to install. Is there any way to get more space on the ...
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How do I get rid of “U3 System” on my USB drive?

I have a USB drive (SanDisk SDCZ40-016G) that mounts in a way I've never seen before. When inserted, two items appear in Places -> Computer: "SanDisk Ultra Backup: 16GB" contains my data, and "CD ...
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usb drive filesystem?

So, school is approaching quickly, and one of the things on my supply list is a usb drive. Now I'm asking myself what filesystem to use. After some research, I found ext4 to be the most stable drive ...
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file system needed

I have a 1 Tegabype hard drive formatted as NTFS running MS Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Bit. I created a 26 Gig partition D: using a partition program and it is formatted as NTFS. When I boot off of my ...
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Is something wrong with my partitioning?

I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop.. I wonder if I have done the partition right?
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32 bits processor and partition size on SSD [closed]

I am looking for advice. I have just installed Ubuntu on my 1T SSD. I want to separate the OS from new data I will put there. I have a 32-bit processor: any advice or constraint on the size of the new ...
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Problems restoring grub

I have used fsarchiver to move the content of my old hard drive on a new bigger SSD. Basically, one partition with Ubuntu 12.04. Everything went fine. But now I can not boot. I used GPT and I also ...
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Is it possible to recover LUKS partition after Windows install overwrites

yeah i installed windows so i can play video games with my brother, and windows decides to format the partition below it as /boot without telling me now i have lost everything, i am presuming there is ...