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

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Increase Partition Size Ubuntu 14.04

I want to partition /dev/sda5 and merge the unallocated space with /dev/sda6. How to do it? I've searched for many ways to do it but I couldn't understand much to proceed. Please help!! Here is the ...
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Cant install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS alongside Win 7

I m trying to install Ubuntu on my hp laptop which he has Win 7. I followed the steps for installing but got some problems now, like I don't have the option to "install-alongside-windows ". Also I ...
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Fifth partition

I'm trying to install to my Dell Latitude E6540 ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. The problem is that I want to make a fifth partition for storage. The 1st partition is for ubuntu os. The 2nd is for ...
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resize partition of / on ubuntu server 12.04

Currently i am running Ubuntu server 12.04. works great.. till today i realize i flawed my partition setup and set / to a 6gb partition, and /home to a 30gb partition on the same drive.. here is my ...
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How to know which partition is Ubuntu installed on?

I want to uninstall ubuntu, so i need to delete its partition. I saw that many people asked this before. For example: here. I followed the instructions there and here's a screenshot of the terminal ...
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Move RAID 1 Array to new system

I am rebuilding my Ubuntu home server, but I want to preserve my two disks currently in Linux software RAID 1. My current config is: One 240GB HDD configured as OS Disk (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) Two 3TB WD ...
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Resize a 2TB partition on a 3TB disk created with fdisk

I recently added a new 3TB hard drive to a headless media server (HP proliant microserver) running Ubuntu server 12.04. I followed this tutorial, which uses fdisk to create a single partition of the ...
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Increase size of / and /home

Hi I have a 20 GB partition for / and 14 GB for /home. I want to shrink C:/ to 20 GB and add each 10 GB to / and /home. But I cannot do this as if I shrink C drive, the unallocated 20 GB is cannot be ...
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showing full space as free spcae while installing ubuntu 14.04 !please help!

Im using Lenovo Yoga pro 2, 128GB SSD. I need to have ubuntu along side windows 8.1. My Cdrive is 98GB and made an unallocated space of 20GB to install ubuntu. while installing the partition table ...
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Installing ubuntu and drives partitioning

I am shortly switching to ubuntu forever. I want to erase windows 7 and run my laptop on ubuntu. I have acer aspire 4736z laptop with intel t4400 processor, 3 gb ram, 320 gb disk. Is 64 bit system ...
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Install 14.04: is the /boot partition recommended on 500 GB HDD?

When I was using 12.04 version, I had returning problems while booting the system and the Boot Repair recommended to create a separate /boot partition. I finally did not do this, the problem ...
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How to format unallocated space in ubuntu?

I was installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 on my laptop. I installed Ubuntu and during installation by mistake formatted my D drive. I installed ubuntu but now I have the remaining free unallocated ...
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The partition could not be unmounted from the following mount points: /

I have installed elementary os. As it is based on ubuntu, I assume that they are both the same. I have unallocated the whole drive while installing windows. I made a small partition for installation ...
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Problem with partitions! [on hold]

SPANISH: Hola buenas:) El otro dia me decidi instalar elementary os una distribucion basada en linux,hice una particion desde windows entonces al instalar le dije de instalarla junto a windows os y ...
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Partition space almost empty

I set the partition space for Ubuntu at 15 GB, but after installing programs, it appeared a pop up saying that the space was almost finished. If I go on Disk, I see "Extended Partition Partition 3" as ...
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How can I increase hard disk space in ubuntu server

I've installed ubuntu server and successfully running my web server in it. Though I wanna know that my system hard disk space is 1TB which is full with contents available in my website. And I wanna ...
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want to recover windows partition & data after installing ubuntu 14.04 LTS

i was using windows 7 previously. Then i have tried to install UBUNTU 14.04 LTS. I have selected option "install ubuntu alongside window7". but after installation all drive disappeared. I have ...
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I don't understand the behavior of e2fsck

I've got a USB drive that's 1TB in size and has a bunch of media files on it. It originally had an NTFS partition, but I'm moving to Ubuntu Server 14 so I wanted to convert it to an ext4 drive. I use ...
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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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Recover unbootable Ubuntu, boot-partition gone?

I was unable to boot Ubuntu after setting my BIOS to default. I tried Boot-repair and tried a "recommended repair". After a while it asks me to insert the following in Terminal: sudo chroot ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit on Crucial MX100 512GB SSD

Good evening all, I trust you are well. This is my first time on AskUbuntu, the first time I ask something. Nice to meet you all. I have some questions and I hope you can help me find the answers. ...
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Why the swap partition?

I always encrypt my Ubuntu installations. Currently I have /boot installed on a flash drive and two encrypted partitions: / and swap. In order to log in I have to enter pass phrases for both / and ...
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Single RAID (including boot partition), or separate RAID for the /boot partition?

Note: My use of RAID below means software RAID. I understand Grub2 now supports booting from a RAID and that a RAID array can be divided into multiple partitions. As I see it, I can go for: MD0 - ...
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Creating partition to mount at existing location, moving existing data to new partition

Forever, my ubuntu-studio laptop has been a single-user system, and I've had everything on the computer lumped into one partition. Recently, I've been toying with the idea of adopting a new partition ...
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Error mounting ntfs drive in my ubuntu [duplicate]

I've installed version 4.14 alongside Windows 8. But for some time that I can not open my hard drives. I have this error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/nima/96CE6998CE697203: Command-line ...
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I don't understand this problem when I try to mount my NTFS data partition in Ubuntu 14.04, please help me mount it [duplicate]

I am a new user to Ubuntu Linux. My data which I saved using Windows in a separate data partition which is in the NTFS file system, is not mounting properly in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. The error message ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted off of dual boot alongside windows, can no longer login

Okay so one of my friends went ahead and deleted the Ubuntu partition in her dual boot (it booted alongside windows). Now she can't log in. She didn't send me any screen shots or anything so I have no ...
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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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Lost windows8 Partitions after attempting Ubuntu installation

I have a windows 8 machine on which tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 - While installing it did not detect Windows OS and asked me if I can erase the disk and install fresh Ubuntu...Rejected it and ...
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How to mount just one directory from a NTFS partition using command line?

After I perform a full system upgrade and install all the drivers, I usually remove Gvfs and all its dependencies and also Gigolo and any other piece of software used in Ubuntu to automatically mount ...
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Problem with installation

I'm trying to install the version 14.04. In the type of installation step there is a message at the top of the screen that says I have no OS installed, but I have W7!!! Then, I choose the last option ...
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gParted shows I/O error while creating a NTFS partition

Whenever I try to create a NTFS partition with gParted, I get this error (bolded for ease of sight): GParted 0.18.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize Libparted 2.3 Create Primary ...
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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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Dual boot pc boots directly to ubuntu instead of showing grub menu

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop (which came with freedos), I later tried to dual boot the pc with ubuntu 14.04 (with legacy mode). I didn't get an option to install alongside windows 8 so I ...
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UEFI Dual-Boot - Ubuntu 12.04.3 + Windows 8.1 (One GPT HDD)

UEFI Dual-Boot - Ubuntu 12.04.3 + Windows 8.1 (One GPT HDD) Hello, I'm having trouble setting up a dual-boot (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 8.1) in my ASUS K55VM laptop's hard drive disk (500 GB). I ...
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Recover deleted Windows Partitions after formatting it as ext4 for Ubuntu installation [on hold]

I just did a mistake by reformatting the whole Hard-Drive as Ext4 when trying to install Ubuntu on the PC along with my Windows 8. However, in the Ubuntu installation process, I reformatted the whole ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro 7.1, unexpected shutdown happens

I'm trying to setup a webserver on an old MacBook Pro to be able to securely, and remotely, manage our home network stuff. The end goal is to be running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, running an apache2 ...
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How do I partition a hard drive when Ubuntu is already installed?

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, and now I want to partition my hard drive, but I'm not sure how to partition after Ubuntu is already installed. How can I partition my hard drive?
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Partition not showing as device in Nautilus

I have mounted a partition as ext4 and define in /etc/fstab. UUID=4xxxxxx-xxxxx /wdd ext4 defaults 0 2 I can see the mount point as /wdd running df -k. But it is not showing up as device under ...
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Fix Ubuntu reinstall [duplicate]

I did something really stupid yesterday... I accidentally did some weird command with mv and made it so the Linux filesystem could not find anything. Anyhow, I reinstalled Ubuntu 11.10 from the ...
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Problem while installing ubuntu with dual boot windows 7. GPT Partition error

Problem - I can't install ubuntu linux or any other Linux on asus G75VW laptop with dual boot with windows 7 on my windows system drive even it has 250 GB Raw Free space. I have provided images to ...
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Boot Partition Full

When I run Software Updater, it says that I don't have enough free disk space. I need 29.3 Mb of free disk space on '/boot'. I've tried the solution at How do I free up more space in /boot?. It ...
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Ubuntu 14 / Win 8.1 Install Problem

I'm trying to return to Ubuntu on a new(er) computer after I had to switch to Mint on my old machine due to performance issues. The new machine is an HP pavillion G4 w/ 4gp memory and a 500GB HD. I ...
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How to increase the size of /home partition [duplicate]

I need to increase the size of /home partition, i already tried using Gparted software but i can't. please some tell me how to increase the size of /home partition.
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Is it possible to install windows7 on Ubuntu14.04? [closed]

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A REPEATED QUESTION AS THE QUESTION SIMILAR TO THIS HAVE ALL FAILED TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM. I have tried to install windows 7 on ubuntu-14.04 with a live USB stick, but I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 software raid

I had already Ubuntu OS installed on my desktop PC, where the software RAID 5 is configured ( 3 partitions /, swap and home ). This system was upgraded from the 11.04 till 13.04, it was quite messy, ...
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Gparted says I have no space on partition, Ubuntu says I do. Need to split partition in two

My main partition appears full in Gparted despite having only 3.9% used. I need to split this partition in half to dual boot with another OS and I am at a loss as to what the problem is, what I could ...
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Installing 14.04.1-first time user. What is Install Type window for-to format and select partition, or to create swap area?

While installing at install type window I entered ext4 and / or root as mount point. I also checked format drive. After clicking install now I get a message that I have no swap partition. Should I ...
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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 says partition corrupted, windows says it's not

I'm attempting to dual boot my windows 7 HP laptop with Ubuntu, and I'm having partition issues. Here's the basic synopsis: HP decided that it had to use all 4 partitions apparently, so I have ...