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

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Recover partially overwritten LVM disk

Background Ive got 3 HDDs on my system: /dev/sda1 165 GB mounted at / /dev/sdb1 320 GB LVM Volume 1 of VG HOME /dev/sdc1 750 GB LVM Volume 2 of VG HOME What happened I was trying to copy a ISO ...
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Formatting 128GB SD card to ext4 with gparted

I am trying to format a SanDisk 128GB SDXC card plugged into the internal SD card reader on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 running Crouton. When I format to ext4 using gparted the operation never completes, ...
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How To Format A Hard Drive To NTFS On Ubuntu 14.04

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop(up to date) and I want to switch to windows 7 X64 home premium. When I launch the windows disk and I try to rewrite the hard drive to install ...
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Is there something wrong with the partition I created with gparted?

I used gparted to install a new partition, but the partition seems useless. I can see the partition in Disk Management, but it has no properties--it's empty. I tried installing ubuntu on it--and I ...
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Linux Ubuntu 14.04 Freezes Quickly

I have a Linux Ubuntu 14.04 partition on my computer and when I log in to Linux, the system freezes after only executing a few commands. If it is opening a web browser, I might only get to a couple ...
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Do I need to make a partition on an EBS volume? What is better?

I'm adding a new EBS volume to an existent Ubuntu server on AWS EC2. I created the volume and it's attached to the server, I can see it there, all is OK. What are the bonus/onus of creating a ...
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Clarifications on Installing Ubuntu and Windows

right now I am considering reinstalling my Windows/Ubuntu dual boot because they were originally on two external hard drives and I can't boot into my Windows anymore. Can someone correct my steps and ...
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It seems just impossible to install Ubuntu

So I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed once on the current laptop, but it froze and wouldn't respond to anything anymore. Since then I've tried to restart the laptop to no success, it just failed to boot. I ...
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I want to repartition so that I have more space

As you can see, the bigger partition is for Windows. Turns out I didn't need it as much. And so, I'm thinking of enlarging the Ubuntu partition instead (to update to Ubuntu 14) but now, I can't since ...
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Can't expand Ubuntu VM's hard drive space

Running df -h returns: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 3.9G 3.7G 1.8M 100% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 2.0G 4.0K 2.0G ...
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How to create partitions in Ubuntu while installing?

I had Windows 7 crashed. So I wanted to install 12.04. While installing, I am not able to create a new partition after deleting all earlier partitions. I mean I am able to create but not able to ...
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How to mount a partition for Home?

I want to mount a partition for /home mainly so I wont need to back up next time I upgrade Ubuntu. For that reason I created a separate partition formatted as ext4. I have copied most of my files to ...
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Removing Ubuntu:

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 and found out that i hadn't given enough space to the root partition to fulfill my needs. As I was unable to resize the partition, i tried to remove the linux installation and ...
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Add disk and use software raid

I have a lvm partition on a disk, and another, identical drive with no data on it. Would it be possible to set up these two drives in RAID 1 using mdadm, with the same lvm data on top? Perhaps by ...
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Recover data from a formatted windows hard drive [duplicate]

dont know if its right to post on here but i have a bit of problem. I had a windows 8 laptop and partitioned it into 4 partitions. Now i had reserved one partition for a linux installation. I had a ...
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Why I need several boot partitions (EFI and bios grub)?

I'm trying to understand how to properly partitioning the disk for future Ubuntu installations. The reason: after trying to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu, I enabled "Legacy mode" on my HP ...
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Migrate user files to separate shared partition

I have a set-up a dual boot system with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. I also created a separate partition for my user files. I am new to Ubuntu Linux systems and although i have managed to find the ...
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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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Does ubuntu installed with 'all erase the old and install new ubuntu' setting has separate partition for system and storage?

Does Linux installed with 'all erase the old things' setting has separate partition for system and storage like C: and D: that of windows? If not, what can I do to save my folders and files (like we ...
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Way to copy/recover data much larger than any storage medium I have?

I have a 3 TB LDM Windows partition that was from a Windows 8 install that hibernated and I have since lost the hiberfil.sys or ability to boot into that install (through my own stupid actions, but ...
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The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

I dual-boot Windows & Ubuntu.Last night, I accidently ran ntfsfix (from the ntfs-3g package) on the windows partition in my hard drive. When I usually boot my machine, it shows the windows ...
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my partitions are wrong

I am using Ubuntu 14.10, when I installed it, I decided to use the recommended option "automatically use entire disk for Ubuntu", this was OK for me 'cause I just use GNU/Linux, after some months ...
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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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Unable to install Ubuntu or any other distro Alongside Windows

How do I proceeded with Ubuntu installation? Made my USB drive bootable with Rufus. Restart and booted from USB. I see the Ubuntu installation window, clicked next, selected both options Download ...
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I can't resize/partition my disk in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu. A week ago I installed Ubuntu and by mistake I installed it in the Windows partition. What I did was that I deleted all the files from Windows and only installed Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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How to mount Apple Core Storage partition

So I wiped my Mac Mini (OS X Lion) and replaced the OS with Ubuntu 12.04.2. So far so good, it works beautifully. But I'd like to still access the external backup drive's Time Machine contents. The ...
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parted mktable error. but gparted “create partition table” works?

I am trying to automate formatting of USB drives. What I do is: Unmount USB drive terminal: sudo parted /dev/sdb1 mktable msdos This is when I get the following error: Error: Partition(s) 1, 2, ...
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Restoring clonezilla image to newly created LVM partition

I have read an article about LVM and I would like to install it. Is it possible to make first an image of my total installation, then delete everything, create new LVM partitions as explained in 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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How to clean up partitions when partition that 'does not start on physical sector boundary' is not listed in gparted?

Currently my disk setup is as follows: sda1: boot sda2: An older Fedora installation sda3: I don't know.. willing to format this. Trying to mount this yields /dev/sda3 is not a valid block device ...
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Messed up partition table accidentally

I was using gparted software in ubuntu 11.10 (using live cd). In which there is an option called create partition table, i clicked it and it removed the details of my entire partition. Now i'm not ...
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New ext4 partition and used space

I have fresh ext4 partition, which means I just formated it with mkfs.ext4 -m 0.1 /dev/mapper/abak-home, and there's already 27G space used. Setting reserved root space (-m) to 0 didn't have any ...
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/boot partition problem when installing Ubuntu

The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code. This partition should be marked for use as "EFI boot partition" and should ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 with Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on two older (XP) computers. Had issues, so installed Lubuntu 14.04 (via USB, since one of the computers had no DVD drive). The program I used to create the USB ...
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I dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. If I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 Technical Preview, will that overwrite my Ubuntu partition?

I just want to make sure before I begin the installation process of the Windows 10 Technical Preview that when it's installed, it will limit itself to overwriting my Windows 7 partition, not my Ubuntu ...
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lost data while creating partition

I found a similar Q&A, but mine is a little bit different. Today is a bad day: I lost my all collection of movies, images, everything :( What I did: I have Windows 8 in my pc I planned to ...
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How do I create and tune an ext4 partition from the command-line?

PARTITIONING (e.g. fdisk) What are some useful commands used for partitioning an additional hard drive from the command-line? Since most published guides steer towards GParted and other graphical ...
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Partitioning my system [duplicate]

How can I create a 500 Mb partition formatted on ext4 via command line ? Is this possible ? I'm trying to get accustomed with the terminal on Ubuntu 14.04.
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Creating a windows 7 bootable USB drive to boot UEFI? I've tried EVERYTHING

this is my first post and I apologize if it's in the wrong place. So I am trying to install Win7 from the x64 .iso form DigitalRiver in UEFI so it can use GPT partitions. I used Unetbootin to create ...
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Shrink volume of Primary Partition

I currently run windows 8.0 and have 4 partitions. I will like to shrink the volume of my primary partition containing the win 8 OS so I can have more space to install ubuntu 14.04. My question is ...
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How to delete and merge old version of Ubuntu with latest 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on window boot of already dual booted system, but it still boot in start from old Ubuntu. full explanation. I had dual boot of window 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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GParted stuck, details say resize was successful

I'm trying to resize the NTFS partition on an internal hard drive (not a drive that has an operating system installed, just extra storage). The Details say 'successfully resized NTFS on device ...
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How to complete free up space for NTFS after removing Ubuntu partition

I had installed two OSs, Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I installed a preview of Windows 10 in place of Windows 8 and wanted to delete Ubuntu. I deleted Ubuntu partitions using diskmgmt.msc, but that space ...
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Dual-boot partitioning

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 installed and I'm planning on installing Ubuntu 11.10 for a dual-boot. Here's my rather basic problem : I have a 750go hard drive, pretty much partitioned ...
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Cannot create partition table on SSD

I'm running into quite a dilemma, where I'm unable to create a new partition table on a particular SSD (Samsung 840 EVO). Attempting to create a msdos partition table via gparted doesn't work, and ...
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Problem with re-sizing partition in ubuntu

I formatted whole disk of 320 GB and install ubuntu 14. Now I want to re-size partition to install windows 7. I am using GPART to re-size partition as this question. There is no data in my disk of 320 ...
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Should I partition? [closed]

I have installed ubuntu on my pc and I am wondering if partitioning my hard drive is possible? If that is possible, is it necessary for me to do it?
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root file system?

tried installing using wubi, CD and usb. Only the wubi and the cd was able to boot, but then a message popped up while verifying, failed to partition the selected disk and no root file system. I want ...
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Ubuntu cannot see disk partitions when installing

I've got Toshiba Satellite U50t-A-10H with Win8.1 installed, UEFI, HDD 750GB + 32GB SSD cache. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on it. I've split my disk, made 200GB free unallocated space and booted ...
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windows hibernation mount isssues, attempting to reset lost password [duplicate]

to make a long story short, I've lost a sheet of paper that had a password that i changed. i am attempting to use Ubuntu to reset the password. I've seen various instructions to do this, as well as ...