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

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Re-installing Ubuntu while mainting dual-boot with Windows?

I am kinda new to ubuntu and the whole linux field, and have some concerns. First, I currently have Linux Mint 17 dual booting with Win8.1 via grub 2, my question is how to remove linux mint and ...
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WinUSB - installation failed, 32512

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Partition a LVM disk

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I want to add partitions table to a LVM disk of 465 GB. I would like to make two partitions without loosing any data. Gparted is showing that the whole 465 GB of the ...
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Reformatting Drives with Data, Specifying What Goes Where

I have two hard drives, one is a solid state hard drive (250 GB), while the other is not (2TB). I would like to reformat the hard drives such that Linux treats the two hard drives as one (I believe ...
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GParted white windows after 'Sleep mode'

I had troubles with one of my partitions, so I have booted Ubuntu Live USB, opened GParted and started 'Check and restore' for this partition. The problem is when I went out the room and came back, I ...
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Windows bootloader deleted after half running ubuntu setup

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 using a USB. The setup provided me with the option to manually partition the hard disk. According to this link, How to use manual partitioning during installation? I ...
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Running out of partition space on existing Ubuntu 12.04.5 32-bit LTS installation

I have been running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit installation for 3 years and before the installation I had allocated separate partitions for /home and /, but as my hard drive space is limited I did not ...
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Unknown filesystem, grub rescue after installing Windows 8

I recently tried Ubuntu and installed over my old Windows 7 partition. There was a host of problems here but I eventually solved them and managed to boot into Ubuntu, but the issues continued with ...
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gdisk before umount -> file system corrupted

I think I did something stupid, but I don't know how to fix it... Please help: I connected a NTFS format 2TB HDD to my ubuntu, and would like to format it to ext4 I mounted it, and copied the files ...
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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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Does “Erase Disk and Install Ubuntu” replace the default boot screen?

I am new here. And I may replace a laptop's hard disk with Ubuntu. It's an HP Compaq notebook which has Windows 7 installed. So If I choose that install option, will it replace the screen that says ...
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Why are partition tables lost after changing HDD enclosures?

I have two Western Digital WD50EXRX (SATA-HDDs) which where running in an IcyBox IB-351StU3-B and a LogiLink UA0107 enclosure connected with USB 3.0 to my machine. Everything worked fine (I don't ...
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Simple Extended Ntfs Volume [on hold]

I have a disk which has 3 simple volumes. Second and third part are combined to extend 3 volume. Windows read this partitions but my ubuntu can't read them and mount. How can I solve this?
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Installing Ubuntu asked to format whole hard disk

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo Laptop, but it kept showing only 1 HDD partition (whole HDD as 1 partition) and kept asking to format it completely to install Ubuntu. I already have 3 ...
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fsck00##.REC files being generated during copy/move between FAT32 partitions,data loss

I have two FAT 32 partitions,one NTFS and an ext4 partition on my system having dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10.Sometimes when I copy/move files between the FAT partitions,the copying does not ...
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Ubuntu may have broken Windows 8 partition, endless flickering loop on boot. Can I still get information in it? [duplicate]

I own an MSI GE70 2OE-107US with Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booted with Windows 8. After a gaming session in Linux, I had to switch back to Windows. I reboot, and I get this whenever I select the Windows Boot ...
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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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Cannot create partition

I've recently installed Ubuntu to dual boot along side my Windows 7 installation, they're both installed on the same SSD which all seems to be working fine. I have another 3TB HHD which I use for ...
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When starting gparted “Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:”

This is exactly my problem. running ubuntu server 12.04. sorry I couldn't find a way to mark the thread "unanswered". Resize a 2TB partition on a 3TB disk created with fdisk I downloaded and ...
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For those of you scratching your head about the 'lock' on a partition in gparted [duplicate]

This isnt really a question - it is an expression of joy at figuring something out. :-) I had Win7 on my Ubuntu machine and decided to blow it away. I wated to reclai the disk space that used to be ...
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Can't format / delete locked partition from gparted?

I can't format my hard disk for Ubuntu installation. It has Fedora installed in it. I wonder how to unlock the locked partition to delete and format it, since I am stuck at installing Ubuntu. I am now ...
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EXT4-fs errors and sd errors. Rejecting I/O to offline device

System Configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 server 64bit HP Proliant dl140 g3 32gb of RAM Intel X5365 quad core 3GHz LSI SAS1068 2x WD black 2TB SATA HDDs in RAID 1 Errors: [ 2044.430919] EXT4-fs (sda1): ...
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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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Can't resize existing partition with gparted

I'm trying to resize my ext4 partition where my ubuntu (elementary os) is installed on. I started a ubuntu live cd and opened gparted, see screenshot There is no way to allocate the free space for ...
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Can't replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows 7 and wanted to replace it with Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), but when I was booting and starting installation of Ubuntu I chose to replace Windows on my SSD, and it saw this ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on 1TB HDD - partitions capacity

My machine is lenovo g580 (20150) 8GB ram I have 1 TB hard drive in it, and becouse i have never used any distribution of linux, i don't know what should be my partitions capacity (/, /Home, /Swap I ...
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How to mount an extra partition in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a desktop computer with two hard-drives. One drive has Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it (64-bit, UEFI). The other drive has been partitioned into approximately two equal partitions. One of these ...
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4 partitions and 3 similar Os: it's possible without problems?

is it possible to create 4 partitons, one ubuntu, one lubuntu, one puppylinux, and one (much bigger) just data? and after run each time a different Os, but reading the same data partition? I mean ...
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All file save on root partiton but not use home partition

When installed Ubuntu 13.10 i made sure /home its own partition gave it 42 GB and root partition 22 GB. now every thing save in my root's home folder but not my separate home partition.Gradually my ...
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Partioning drive containing OS with media

I currently have a drive containing a partition with windows installed. The problem is that inside this partition I have all of my media (music, books, etc). I want to install Ubuntu on the same ...
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Install Ubuntu Mate alongside Xubuntu

I'm new to ubuntu and its derivatives. I'm having only Xubuntu (latest) installed on my laptop of 500GB HDD which was installed couple of weeks back. Its running fine without any issues. Recently ...
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Whats the easiest way to install Windows 7 via USB side by side with Ubuntu (Other Questions Below)?

I am trying to install Windows 7 side by side with Ubuntu. The computer is already running Ubuntu and I have partitioned the hard drive formatted it for NTFS and have a USB copy of the .iso of Windows ...
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Ubuntu does not mount other partitions

I have dualbooted ubuntu 14.04 together with Windows 8.1. i wanted to extend the partition for ubuntu so i used gparted. i moved a partition to the left then restarted, i was unable to extend the ...
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Acer Laptop Hangs at Ubuntu Installation

I have bought an acer aspire e11 es1-111m-c064. I've tried installing ubuntu 12.04 with a liveusb. I've managed to get through the installation first time. Restarted and it didnt boot in fact asked ...
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Steps to partition hard disk while installing ubuntu 14.04

I'm using windows 8 in my lap and I wanna install ubuntu without deleting my windows. I had three drives in my hard disk out of which I managed to create a new empty drive of 50 GB using windows disk ...
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Windows hibernation: why lubuntu is prevented to mount a partition on which the hiberfil.sys is not present?

I am aware why linux doesn't mount the hibernated windows system partition -- due to the hibernation flag. As far as I am aware, the hiberfil.sys is stored on windows system partition, then why does ...
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grub rescue> with partition error

i had dual boot that is ubuntu and win7 in my pc ..but unkonwingly using the mini partition tool i have deleted the partition of ubuntu and created a new partition for windows7 ,which is a partition ...
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converting logical partition to primary partition

I am booting windows on ubuntu 14.04 but during the time of installing it is just showing logical partition who can I convert logical partition into primary partition to install windows alongside with ...
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Dual-booting a new build. --Which OS first?--

I'm building my first desktop and I have this idea that I'm sort of obsessed with, and I think I need someone to tell me to calm the heck down. I'm want to install Windows 8.1, update it, install ...
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How to copy partition table to multiple drives simultaneously

i have 11 drives where the same partition table is needed now im using sfdisk -d /dev/sda | /dev/sdb how can i do it for all of them at once not one by one
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How to resize Ubuntu & Windows partitions? [duplicate]

I've set my grandson's laptop to be able to dual boot (Vista and Ubuntu). I'd like to give as much space as possible to Ubuntu as Windows isn't used much. I'm pretty noob to Linux and have no real ...
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How to reinstall Windows Boot Manager?

Is it possible that if I completely wipe my hard drive (also deleting all partitions on it) and put it to NTFS, it would bring back Windows Boot Manager. Therefore, I can install windows again?
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Reasonable partition scheme for Windows 7 Ultimate/Ubuntu dual boot with SSD and HDD

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Partitions errors and boot issues

My partition table is this WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS!!!! /dev/sda Free Space 1MB /dev/sda1 efi 536MB 33MB /dev/sda2 495843MB unknown /dev/sda3 swap 3725MB ...
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Multiboot ubuntu, Elementary, Windows, joint swap or sparate ones?

I've been using Ubuntu for a long time with dual boot alongside windows 7, and used EasyBCD software to create Linux entry in the MBR, now I want to install Elementary without damaging either Ubuntu ...
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Problems dualbooting Ubuntu and windows

i wish to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 with windows 10 technical preview and i get this error when installing ubuntu ==>>/dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it ...
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seeing partions on hard drive in unbuntu 14.04

how do you see and adjust partitions on hard drive in Ubuntu 14.04, want to add Openelec to second partition
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How to install ubuntu 14.10 using something else option? [duplicate]

I have 3 partitions, in which c drive contains windows. I have to remove windows and i want to install ubuntu 14.10 to c drive. I dont want to create new partitons. How can i install ubuntu 14.10 ...
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Windows Xubuntu Dual Boot

I was trying to install xubuntu on my laptop and I choose to resize the disk, the windows partition, but it was taking so long doing so that I closed the installation now I was gonna try again but ...
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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: ...