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

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Getting rid of low disk space message in Ubuntu

the df commands shows the following Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda10 6732784 6188352 179376 98% / none 4 0 4 0% ...
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Partition merging with Gparted

I need to merge tow partitions with Gparted. My main partition is: /dev/sda6 And i want to merge /dev/sda5 partition into the main partition. sda5 is empty and unused partition. Please see the ...
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How do I fix this hard drive?

I recently bought a 2TB WD Black hard drive and installed it in an enclosure to use as media storage for my Micca Spect media player. The installation went well and I booted into Ubuntu (14.04 LTS ...
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Error 5 Input/Output error during installtion through USB

I have followed every possible issue but still not avail to solved the problem hard disk fully formatted Windows 7 / 8 installed without any issue after getting the issue check memory issue / Test ...
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How to restore partitions from unallocated space? Testdisk help

Since Windows 7 wouldn't boot properly, I ran Testdisk on my hdd from ubuntu. I accepted the new MBR without looking carefully, and it unallocated a vast size of hard drive partitions. Now my hard ...
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LVM partitioning - how to assign disk space equally

I want to divide the remaining space on an LVM physical volume exactly equally between five new logical volumes (they're going to end up as personal network drives for five users). Is there a ...
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Unable to Dual Boot Window 8.1 With Ubuntu

I Have HP-2000-NoteBook with Windows 8.1 on it. I have tried to install Ubuntu alongside with Ubuntu several time. But Couldn't do this. 1 - I doesn't show the option of install alongside with ...
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How to create a swapfile?

I have a 500Gib hard disk and 2Gib of RAM. I have ubuntu 12.04 When I originally particioned the disk, I had unallocated space because I had another disk with Windows in it. This disk died, so I had ...
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Where to install the bootloader? Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

So I have decided to attempt to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 Lenovo E545. I was following this guide http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/dual-boot-windows-8-ubuntu.html. I was looking at my ...
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How to make a external harddrive bootable(windows) from ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 13.04 on my machine. I have a external hard drive of 500 GB. I want to convert that hard drive to a bootable drive with windows in it. Is there any way i can do that? Will doing ...
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Installing on a separate hard drive partition

I have two hard drives on my computer, one SSD with windows (C:) and another for storing documents (F:). I created a free space on F: to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. Can you confirm my ...
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problem to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 (64-bit version, from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop) on my computer where Windows 7 is already installed. I would like to have both Ubuntu and Windows 7 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation - hide ssd builtin disk

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in my main disk (sda). The laptop (acer aspire s3) comes with a built-in (soldered! :_() 20GB ssd which appears to be broken, it spits I/O errors in both GParted and ...
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Install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine

I want to install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine on my Ubuntu partition (running a dual boot machine Win8/Ubuntu) I have 2 questions: Can I install the virtual machine using the empty disk space ...
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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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How to install multiple Linux Distros and Windows 8 on UEFI?

I want to install Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04 for daily use + Ubuntu Studio for audio production. The method I've followed is to install W8 in the clean disk, then shrink the Windows personal data ...
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Is over-provisioning of an SSD possible with dual-boot?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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Check how space is distributed on Linux system

I know how to check space left with: df -h and I know to check the space of a folder with: du -ch /path/to/folder/ But let's say I have a HardDisk of 500GB and 350GB are used: WIch is the best ...
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Is installing a different distro over ubuntu on a dualboot system possible? Or deleting partition necessarily?

I run a dualboot with ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. I messed up the ubuntu and now I'm going to install elementary OS instead of ubuntu. I wounder how I should do it in the easiest way possible ...
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Recover data in ubuntu [on hold]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 right now on my laptop. I have a laptop hard drive that I want to recover data from it. I tried every possible method to get my lost data back but none was successful as I ...
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Cannot unmount or resize partitions

I cannot unmount or resize the /dev/sda1 partition. The screenshot is attached. I just want to free up a couple hundred gigs to be able to install windows on so I have a dual boot. I was able to ...
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Root file system not defined

I have an existing Windows 8.1 installation with 4 partitions in it. I want to install Ubuntu on the fourth partition which has a 300GB space. When I try to install from the usb, it gives option of ...
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Cant install ubuntu and cant find windows 7 partition

I tried to install Ubuntu, but when I chose the partition on which I wanted to install it, my computer suddenly froze and refused to continue the installation process. So I was obliged to restart it. ...
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Ubuntu stuck on installer

I've just got a new Acer laptop with Windows 8.1, 1TB storage and 4GB RAM. I've downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu and used a USB as the boot option. Before this, I partitioned my HDD into a ...
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can't access hard drive, unknown partitioning [on hold]

my ubuntu can't start anymore and in livecd I can't access my hdd. I can't seem to find a way to rescue my partition table, well usually when I have this problem I just restart my computer and it ...
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Recover Data from Encrypted LUKS HDD

Hei, I really need help with this! Yesterday my Kubutnu wouldnt boot anymore so I booted with a Live CD and could fix the problem with this Tutorial: ...
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HDD Partitioning on Ubuntu 14.10

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop. I tired to partition HDD but i could not. I used gparted and disk utility, and still I am unable to partition my HDD. I have 500gbp HDD. I used Disk ...
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How do I set up necessary partitions when booting from hardrive? [on hold]

Here's my issue. The laptop I just bought comes pre-loaded with Zorin OS while im looking to install Elementary os.I need to repartition harddrive I have iso installed on Here are the steps I took. ...
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How large should I make root, home, and swap partitions?

I have a laptop with win7 installed. I have now made a 60gb partition which I want to install ubuntu into. The question I have, before I do the installation, is how large each of the root, swap, and ...
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How do I fix a COM32 Error?

I have recently downloaded Ubuntu and it is a great operating system, don't get me wrong, but I want Windows 7. I saw that I can install it to a separate partition and I made the partition, but, ...
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Grub does not start anymore after removing a btrfs partition

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10. Consider the following setup: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo blkid /dev/sdb1: UUID="0dde146f-ebdc-472d-83a2-48104e23cb8f" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="00061e41-01" /dev/sdb5: ...
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Can't install Windows 7 [duplicate]

This computer came with Ubuntu installed and I want to install Windows 7 from a USB. For some reason it won't let me. I've mounted the ISO onto the USB and tried to boot from with (with safe boot ...
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Crypted Ubuntu 14.04, how to increase boot partition?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 inside a virtual image, running on an Windows 8 Host. System is completely crypted, I guess that's why I got this error. When I start the image I get just the screen you ...
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Bootable Ubuntu partition on Mac. Help!

hdiutil convert -format Rdxx -o /Volumes/"NO NAME.img" /Macintosh HD/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img /Macintosh HD/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso ...
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Best practices for installing packages on a brand new production Linux server

Background: I am deploying an open-source web application, that requires PHP 5.6, nginx and MariaDB, as a VMWare virtual machine. The application will be accessed by fewer then 50 people for about ...
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Recovering lost space due to PhotoRec

I accidentally deleted a important folder, and attempted to use testdisk (photorec) to recover the files. However, it kept taking longer and longer so I stopped it. It created 18 folders in home, ...
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How to mount and sdb and move /home directory to sdb

I have a question: when I type the command sudo lsblk -o, I get the following: NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL", my outcome looks like this: NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda ...
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how to partition my disk after i have installed ubuntu

I'm a newbie. I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 3446. I want to partition my storage so that after installing a different OS (if I ever need to do it), I don't lose data, ...
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Problem with deleting Windows-partition on Ubuntu

So far I've tried using Disks in ubuntu applications. At first it appears as if the partition is indeed deleted but when I restart my computer I still get the choice to start in windows and doing ...
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Permission denied when i put $

$sudo dd if='/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img' of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m dd: /dev/rdiskN: Permission denied
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Operation not supported

$ sudo dd if='/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img' of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m dd: /dev/rdiskN: Operation not supported I'm pretty sure everything is entered correctly and my disk ...
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dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 (partitioning scheme)

I would like to ask for help on dual booting because it's my first time to try dual booting and a novice on Ubuntu or any Linux distribution. I have 2 partitions on my hard disk: Windows 7 C:\ ...
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how to encrypt a dual booted Ubuntu and win7 system

I am very new to Linux and I wanted to encrypt my newly installed Ubuntu system. Only issue is that I have a dual booted system with Win7, and when I tried to install the Ubuntu alongside with win7 it ...
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dd: unknown operand

sudo dd if=/Macintosh HD/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs-1m I'm now getting this after I enter all of that dd: unknown operand ...
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Can't format or delete partitions in pendirve cause of gpt table error

This is what I got while trying to format a partition in my pendirve: Error deleting partition /dev/sdb1: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sdb" "rm 1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: Warning: ...
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Root user not detected

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 today with the windows installer. After the installation and reboot, when checking the installation, it gives two error messages: 1. First it gives an error message relating ...
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Cant mount drive, could this be a zero-length partition?

sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/k mount: /dev/sdc1: can't read superblock sudo mkfs.ext4 -n /dev/sdc mke2fs 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) /dev/sdc is entire device, not just one partition! Proceed anyway? (y,n) ...
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ubuntu live cd no detected operating system mac

I have installed refind on a 2012 MBP running OSX 10.10, made free space with Disk Utility, and created a live cd of Ubuntu 13.04. When I get to the choice of where to install it, it says there is not ...
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I want to reformat my home partition from ext3 to ntfs

I have three partitions: one with Ubuntu 12.04, the other is a data partition (the largest of the three) and the last one has Windows 7. First I installed Ubuntu, then I formatted the data partition ...
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how to uninstall ubuntu [on hold]

Friends! i met with a strange problem. its a bit lengthy. i created a bootable pendrive of ubuntu 14.04. when i started my pc and opened boot menu and choosed the device which contains ubuntu and ...