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

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Odd behavior with certain disks and mounting

Whenever I mess around with a disk, (not quite exactly sure what triggers it), Ubuntu's partition searching system seems to bug out. I was trying to set up my camera SD card to auto-mount and when ...
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Partitioning a Netbook HP-Mini 110

I would like to ask about partitioning a Netbook HP-Mini 110 with Windows7 Starter. I want to make a dualboot in it together with Ubuntu 14.04. But the thing is, it already have 4 partitions and it ...
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Unable to mount NTFS hard drive partition “The disk contains an unclean file system”

I have dual booted ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8.1 in my laptop. Earlier my window partition(C drive) and other NTFS partition was accessible from ubuntu. Now its giving me this error and not mounting: ...
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Error in formatting corrupted Micro Sd Card

Initially this 4 gb microSD worked for a couple days inside a cellphone before it stopped functioning. I have used an adapter to plug it into my computer making sure that the write protected switch ...
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LUKS encryption over ecryptfs

My /home partition under Ubuntu is default encrypted (ecryptfs), but now the system isn't mounting it. Even worse, I don't even find the folder after encrypting for a second time with LUKS. This is ...
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Could not access an NTFS drive after making it auto-mount, Ubuntu 14.04 (Win7 not installed)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN. After making an NTFS drive auto-mount from Disks->Edit Mount Options->Automatic Mount Options->Mount at Startup(Checked). There are 3 volumes in Disks ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 on new SSD - the ext4 file system creation in partition #1 (0,0,0)(sdd) failed

I'm a linux noob trying to install ubuntu 14.04 to a new 120 gb Kingston SSD. I'm aware there are other questions relating to this but I cannot find anything useful. Apologies if I have overlooked an ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 fails to boot into a live session from a live USB, but only when my SSD is plugged in

Specs: Xubuntu 15.04, GTX 770, i5-4690k, 8 GB RAM, Corsair SSD, Hitachi HDD. Whenever I boot into a live session, it always fails to boot when I have my SSD plugged in. This is most likely the result ...
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Can I move the contents of the boot partition to the root drive? [duplicate]

So the updater told me my /boot partition is out of space. I came here from this answer, which recommended (if you can't expand it directly) to just move the contents of the boot partition to the ...
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Recover external drive after faulty clone

I was trying to restore my formatted D partition using testdisk by following the first answer in this Q&A In one of the steps I was supposed to clone my D drive to an external HDD and did so ...
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I keep getting the same GRUB error?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Every time I start my computer, I encounter the error: '/boot/grub/x86_64-efi/normal.mod' not found. Here is a screenshot of my hard drive partition: I have ...
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Partitions. is it safe to move partition containing /boot?

I am running dualboot (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04) and I would like to make more space for my Ubuntu partition. I am doing it from a live cd through gparted. I was about to resize my windows ...
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GRUB “unknown filesystem” error on second boot of each day

I've installed a new 64GB SSD in my HP Compaq 2510p laptop. The SSD model is KingSpec KSD-ZF1. This system is a single-boot machine running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. There are no other operating systems ...
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Landing in the GRUB command line at start up (bcs of XFS filesystem at /boot!)

Edit. The problem that I landed directly in the GRUB command line was another bug than originally asked for - see the answer. I changed the title accordingly. I think the title says it all. I'll ...
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Resize ext4 Partition to >2TB without data loss

Is it possible to resize an ext4 partition to >2TB without data loss? I added 1TB disk from a RAID 5 Hardware RAID (from 2TB usable to 3TB usable) fdisk command output: Disk /dev/sdb: 3000.5 GB, ...
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Trouble Deleting a Partition Containing Grub

I have uninstalled Ubuntu from my main machine, but am having difficulty restoring the boot back to the Windows 8.1 default. I followed a guide from ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 5548

I recently purchased Dell Inspiron 5548 with a pre-installed Windows 8 OEM on a HDD 1TB with Single Partition. Is it possible to install Ubutnu 14.04 on it? Is there issues related for my model for ...
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Ubuntu 15.04. fills up root partition automatically quite quickly!

I have got a funny but bad problem. The root partition is filling up quickly and automatically. I can see that there is a continous read and write process on this partion. But I cannot stop it. It is ...
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How to List Unmounted partition of a harddisk and Mount them?

How to list the disk partition when they are unmounted? And how to mount them through terminal?
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 along Win7 - Windows was not detected and probably got overwritten

Background information: I've a Lenovo u510, which comes with pre-installed windows 8 with their "new" UEFI boot system as you know. I need Ubuntu to run ROS for fun in my spare time and I need ...
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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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problem in making an extra partition beside the main partition

![observe that it is showing the minimum and maximum value as same][1] I cannot make an extra partition beside the main one.the picture is taken when I try to resize the 462GB value.Its not allowing ...
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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 extend my root (/) partition?

Till today I was using ubuntu 13.04 in my windows7/ubuntu dual boot. Just now I have upgraded to ubuntu 14.04. My software updater showed an updates available message. I proceeded with Install Now . ...
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I am having trouble mounting my external hard drive

I get the error Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/harish/My Passport: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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fdisk sector size and alignment issues

I executed the command: # fdisk /dev/sda1 The output was: The device presents a logical sector size that is smaller than the physical sector size. Aligning to a physical sector (or optimal I/O) ...
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Installing programs in root vs home partitions?

I'm a new Linux user and a Windows convert. I tried Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) a few years ago and liked it quite a bit, and I'm in the process of installing Xubuntu 13.10 along side Windows7 on my brand ...
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Ubuntu partitioning advice

I am searching for a best practice for my use case. I have setup a vServer with following partitions: /dev/vda1 2048 1953791 975872 82 Linux Swap / Solaris /dev/vda2 * ...
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Help me Get to the Ubuntu 15.04 Partition, please

I had earlier installed Ubuntu 14.10, as a dual boot, on a hard disk drive that had come pre-installed with Windows 8.1. Later I had added a solid-state drive and installed windows 10 insider ...
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Booting from Lubuntu on USB with several partitions

Here's my goal: a fully self-contained Lubuntu 14.04.2 installation on a 256GB USB pen drive that I have, which also has an NTFS partition that Windows can read. The drive is /dev/sdd. I started by ...
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Will having multiple distros at the same time detoriorate hard disk life?

I have a 5400 rpm hdd with 5 separate partition each containing a different distro like Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Debian, Manjaro. I find it really hard to settle down with just one distro. Will the ...
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I Have 2 Ubuntu options in Bios even after uninstalling the partition of elementary os freya in windows?

I've set the bios to automatically boot to windows 8.1 but there are 2 ubuntu options in the Bios even after I deleted the partition in which I installed elementary os freya by logging into windows ...
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dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 with home on different drive

I have laptop with a 256 gb SSD with windows already installed and i want to install ubuntu on the same drive.BUT with the "/home" partition on a second 1tb HDD(600gb for windows and 400 gb for ...
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Can Red Hat and Ubuntu Share swap

I already have Red Hat installed. When I install Ubuntu, the swap area for the already-installed Red Hat was identified by the Ubuntu installer, and the default option is to "Use as: swap area". The ...
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Deleted Swap, now boot takes forever

Running Ubuntu 15.04. I was receiving messages about my root / partition running out of space, and so I looked up how to allocate more space to it. I followed the answer to this question: How to ...
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Finding and using unused disk space?

I installed Ubuntu on my 80GB hard disk. I chose "Guided - use entire disk and set up LVM". The system showed 79.7GB and I chose 39.7GB for the OS. The system is up and now I want to use remaining ...
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Laptop boots directly to Windows, Ubuntu alredy installed and refind not working

So i have this weird problem on a HP laptop Atheros. I first installed windows 7 and then Trusty Tahr,both on Uefi mode with the gpt partition. The problem is that when i turn it on, it goes ...
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Force format an external HDD

My Seagate 500 GB external HDD stopped working few days ago for unknown reasons. I don't really care about the data on it anymore. I just want it to work properly again but I cant format it in ...
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Install Windows 8 after Ubuntu 14.04

So, I have ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a 1tb hard drive and I want to create a small partition (150GB) for Windows 8.1. I have already got the bootable drive for it, but I need to make another partition as ...
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Unwedging a memory stick

I have a memory stick with a (probably corrupted) copy of the Kubuntu 14.10 installation. I wanted to overwrite it with the 15.04 installation, but it seems to have a read-only vfat partition that ...
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How can I make proper use of subvolumes in btrfs?

In the past, I've always used three ext4 partitions to fulfill my needs: /dev/sda2: / /dev/sda3: /home /dev/sda4: /mnt/Data Right now, I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 with the btrfs filesystem. After ...
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ubi-partman failed with exit code 10 during 12.10 fresh install

ive been trying to install ubuntu 12.10 on my acer aspire one 534h,using an iso from the official site and a 16gb flash drive using unetbootin. my aa1 is running factory settings (xp). it will boot ...
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Ubuntu does not boot after install when another hdd/storage is present

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop and Ubuntu does not boot after install. It requires me to use boot repair https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair to fix it so it will boot ...
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Unable to resize lvm2 partition [duplicate]

I have been facing this issue even when I boot through Gparted LiveCD. My goal is to install Windows dual booting with Ubuntu (My wife is not comfortable with linux) Don't ask me about the ext2 and ...
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Partition table lost during installation [closed]

I had Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I wanted to replace Ubuntu with Mint 17.1. I made a bootable Mint on my flash drive and ran liveCD to install mint, I had the following three options available: ...
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Installing Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu on btrfs: how to restore boot?

I've looked at the answers on this question, but none of them solved my problem: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) My system is partitioned as follows. ...
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initramfs, faulty or not working partition

I've had a problem plaguing me for a few days. I had a buggy version of 14.04 installed for a while now, and I told myself enough is enough and plugged a USB flash drive with the 15.04 iso on it and ...
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How to merge partitions without losing data? [closed]

Simplest question to my query is to how 'Merge 2 Partitions' ? I have 123 GB of free space(unallocated) and a 115 GB Partition (NTFS) with a lot of data (90 GB to be precise) I want the 123 GB to be ...
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Files take up more space on new RAID array

I just upgraded and reinstalled my home server. One thing I did was going from software raid to a raid card. After doing this and starting to copy back my backups, I've noticed that my first ~1TB ...
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Viewing the partitions that i had while still using Windows

i have this problem that i have tried to google for a while. recently i decided to start using ubuntu as my main operating system, so i changed my operating system from windows to Ubuntu. While using ...