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

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Move boot and swap to another disk

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a hdd an I have another small ssd disk now I want to move boot and swap to the sdd disk how can I do this wihtout losing any data edit: I mean with boot the bootloader ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 TLS plus Hardware RAID

I have just completed hadrware installation of my new RAID server which will run with Ubuntu Server OS. I have installed Ubuntu Server OS and everything run seemingly without problems. However, I ...
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Gparted won't read partition table

I just recently removed two Linux operating systems (mint and ubuntu) from my computer, which also contains a windows vista installation. I removed both with the "OSremover" found on ...
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The Great Boot Partition Debacle

I've been trying for about a month to solve this "boot partition full" issue and have some observations: When I look for solutions on ask ubuntu, the answers are usually quite straightforward. When I ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Win7 (Multiple Partitions)

I basically want to install Ubuntu on my main machine alongside Windows 7 (with UEFI enabled). This Ubuntu installation will be for everything besides gaming (and a few others things I can't do on ...
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Cannot mount, partition, format brand new USB

I've recently bought a new TDK 4 GB USB stick, but when I try to mount it (I'm runnning Ubuntu 12.04, but neither in Windows 7/8.1 it works) in various ways Gparted, Disk Utility, simply pluggin it ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 dual boot with Windows 7

Based on the results shown below, I believe that my next step would be to shrink the C/: volume from within Win7 and install Ubuntu in the free space. Any thoughts? The output of sudo parted --list ...
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Create Ubuntu live installer on USB partition, but not the whole disk

I've got 32GB USB flash, and make primary partitions for my data and Ubuntu installer to setup Ubuntu on PC when I need. But program "Startup Disk Creator" which I used to create USB Ubuntu installer ...
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Swap partition goes inactive after every start

My fstab looks like # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name ...
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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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Problem with creating disk image error udisks-error-quark, 0

i am first ime here, big support of Ubuntu values, but having issuses with one partition where i try to recover lost file using Autopsy. Since it's required disk image, I folowed preferences/disk and ...
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Create a single btrfs partition on separate HDD for storage

For a couple of days I've been trying to store my sensitive media on a HDD formatted as btrfs (for integrity check reasons). I have followed the following tutorials and after successfully? doing it I ...
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How to shrink /var FS (ext4) to create a new partition

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. We have a Server running on Ubuntu 14.04 and my requirement is to shrink the /var Filesystem (ext4) and create a new partition using that released space from the volume ...
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Is it safe to access files from Windows 7 partition on Ubuntu partition (all on same HDD)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside my W7 drive so they're on separate partitions (I let it do the paritioning automatically from the disc). On the launcher in Ubuntu it created a shortcut ...
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Shifting to a Virtual Environment using clonezilla

I recently got appointed the job to shift my company's data-center's systems to a virtual environment. The systems are very varied, some are windows some are Ubuntu server and some are CentOs based. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto external HDD

I'm having problems with installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto my Verbatim 1TB external drive. I tried all kinds of tutorials, partitioning but nothing seems to work. I did put the bootloader on sdc (hard ...
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Problem in Grub Mod

I have made in creating a partition to install Windows 8.1, but I forgot that a hard disk can contain only 4 partitions, however when I created and when I start my PC screen put me error: no such ...
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How to repair (not recover) my HDD's MBR and/or corrupted partition table

I have a serious problem going on with my HDD [SAMSUNG SP1644N- 160GB HDD - real 149GB] I wanted to reinstall my windows so I used Parted Magic's Partition editor to format it... I made an ...
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How To Mount RAID0 on Ubuntu (to recover data from Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook)

Recently I ran into booting issues with windows 7 on my Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook. Before bootup, the system indicated that one of the physical disks (the ultrabook has two 128 GB SSDs in preinstalled ...
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Kernel does not support online resizing

I'm attempting to resize an ext4 filesystem, however I'm getting the error below. Im pretty certain the kernel support online resizing. Btw it's the root partition which im trying to resize. I don't ...
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Is it possible to recover a permemnantly deleted file on EXT partition? [duplicate]

I've migrated from Windows to Ubuntu, So searching all those back up tools and software alternatives with Windows to Linux. For Windows, there exists RECOVA, GetDataBack Disk recovery softwares; but ...
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Windows 7 can't view files after interacting with them on Ubuntu

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a second ext4 partition alongside my Windows 7 partition. The dual-boot works fine, and my Windows 7 behaves perfectly normal. In my Ubuntu, I've been using ...
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Error while opening a different partition in ubuntu [duplicate]

I had done a dual boot by installing windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 in a NTFS partition. I made another separate NTFS partition for accessing files in both Ubuntu and Windows. Initially it worked normal ...
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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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Stuck creating ext4 file system during installation (14.04)

I'm having troubles installing Ubuntu on my laptop (Easynote te69bm). It gets stuck Creating ext4 partition on /dev/sda2 and after that the installer goes in crash. Even if I click the close button on ...
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(SOLVED) If I resize a windows partition for install will that cause data loss?

I have a 40GB hard drive with 26GB free with a single partition with an ntfs file system that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on. If I resize the windows partition for the installation, will the ...
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How do I get free space? The trash can is empty

I do not have enough free disk space. 2,280MB of free space is needed, at least 781MB needs to be freed on / partition. How do I get free space? The trash can is empty.
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Gparted made windows 8 unbootable and unrepairable?

I resized my windows partition (well technically moved it since I extended the size backwards) and now it is unbootable, just saying their should be some sort of warning somewhere to NOT resize ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 7

I have read tutorial after tutorial and seen almost ever questions answered on here about how to dual boot ubuntu with windows, and nothing is helping. I partitioned my hard drive in windows. I made ...
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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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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with “Something Else Option”

As per my previous question, I finally could dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Windows 7 (Old School way, Not Alongside Windows 7)- so as I thought I had done it. But it was if not a huge, was disaster. ...
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Installing Ubuntu along with Windows 8.1

I'm using Windows 8.1 and also want to install Ubuntu as dual-boot?. Should I install Windows 8.1 on a separate partition and Ubuntu on another partition? Is there any problem like file distortion in ...
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Create multiple partitions during installation like Windows [duplicate]

I would like to have multiple partitions in my hard disk as people do in Windows. My objective is to keep the work files in one partition and install Ubuntu in the other so that whenever I install a ...
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why you provide this ubuntu? [on hold]

why you provide this ubuntu? so we feel good and good work free.
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Problems with partitions installing net verison Ubuntu alongside Win 7 Home Prem

I'm stuck installing Ubuntu 14.04 with the partition part of the install. I am downloading and using the net install since I can't burn DVDs, so I just downloaded the mini.iso and burned it to disc ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu after removing Windows

so I've got a system that originally had Windows 8.1 on a regular HDD. I added an SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. After getting everything setup (this is my new media server), I decided to just ...
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How to solve iso image mount?

root@milenko-HP-Compaq-6830s:/home/milenko/2014a# mount -o loop MATLAB\ R2014a\ Unix.iso /mnt/iso mount: you must specify the filesystem type Here is what I got with parted -l Model: ATA FUJITSU ...
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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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How to add unused disk space in HDD to /home

This is the condition of my current partition. I have 8 GB of swap space. The extended partition has 492 GB among which only 100 GB is usable, which is /dev/sda5. Then a 1 GB boot partition, which ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 install doesn't detect Windows 7 for dual boot

I've used Linux in the past and really want to install it on my current computer alongside my current OS, Win 7 64-bit. However, when I try (various methods) from the 12.04 liveCD, it can't seem to ...
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messed with my partitions

i did something very stupid, and i messed with my partitions; i can access everything (already backed up my ubuntu partition) but i dont think i have enough space for backing up my other partition but ...
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GParted takes long time to partition SD card. is that bad?

I have 64GB SD card and I deleted previous partition with GParted because I needed to create new one with ext4 file system. Its taking about an hour already and it doesnt really show any progress, It ...
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What is the recommened way to dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two HD? [duplicate]

I am building a computer and have a 1 TB hard drive and a 250GB SSD. I would like to install both OS on the SSD and have them both be able to access the HD. Would it work to install both on the SSD ...
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Gparted: Cannot expand the partition

I want to extend my partition. I have shrunk the partition in Windows and have my unallocated space. But, when I want to extend my Ubuntu partition by using Gparted, I cannot expand the partition ...
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Can't mount Windows 8.1 storage drive. Partition type is random hex

I had windows 8.1 installed on a SSD drive, and I had a separate 2TB internal HDD where I stored all of my documents. The windows 8.1 installation died on me and refused to boot, so I decided to try ...
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Installing Windows7 after Ubuntu 14.04, other recommendations not working

I know this questions has been asked hundreds if not thousands of times, and I've actually successfully done this before, but I've tried several things on this system, and nothing has worked yet. ...
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Resize2fs: The filesystem is already blocks long. Nothing to do!

I'm trying to resize my root partition of Ubuntu 14.04. Referring to the answer here:How to extend my root (/) partition?, I did the following: Boot from live usb Shrink a volume using Gparted, ...
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Full switch from windows to ubuntu?

Recently I partitioned my hard drive an allocated 60 GB of space to an Ubuntu dual-boot. However, I realized I've spent the majority of my time on Ubuntu and would like to replace windows with Ubuntu ...
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Unkown partitions after cloning HDD

I cloned my 500 GB traditional HDD to a new 512 GB SSD yesterday using ddrescue from a Ubuntu live CD. First, I wrote the whole HDD in a file on another external hard disk and then used this file to ...
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Install Ubuntu on a seperate hard-drive in dualboot

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a hard-drive that is separate from the one Windows 7 is on. I have two drives in my computer and the second is unused and blank. However, when I go to install ...