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

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What is LVM and what is it used for?

As a Linux/Ubuntu newbie, what is LVM and what is it used for? In terms of a web server installation, what benefits does it provide? Would you recommend using it?
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Swap windows and ubuntu partitions

I buy a new laptop with sdd and hdd disk. With windows 10 installed on sdd. I install ubuntu 14.04 on hdd first, but then I wanted to swap windows10 and ubuntu. At first I clone windows with easeUS to ...
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Virtualbox - win7 - hard drive virtualisation -dual boot

I'm dualbooting win7 with ubuntu for some time now. My main os is ubuntu, however for work purposes i need windows now and then... As I'm always booting in ubuntu, I have a win7 virtualmachine as ...
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Installing Windows10 and Ubuntu on UEFI with GPT

I just preparing all for install Windows and Ubuntu together in one SSD. My plan is: - Install Windows10 in UEFI using GPT partitions - Install Ubuntu in UEFI using GTP (mount /boot/efi) Now, I have ...
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Why can't I resize a dynamic VDI with modifyhd command?

I see here How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine. It should work with a command like VBoxManage modifyhd xp.vdi --resize 2000 When the VDI has a fixed size you can get this ...
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Turn a normal partition installation of Ubuntu into an LVM one in a multiboot setup with Windows 8.1?

Is it possible to turn my Ubuntu installation into an LVM one? I wanted to install it with LVM in the first place, but at the time I installed Ubuntu I did not know it was possible to have a multiboot ...
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Can't install lubuntu because I can't install grub

I installed lubuntu through a USB drive, switching from windows 8 on a Toshiba Tecra R940, but now it won't boot (had the same problem with ubuntu). So, I entered the "try only" mode and using the ...
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How to rename a partition [duplicate]

I have partitions that I would like to rename. What are the terminal commands to do this?
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Is my Ubuntu partition gone?

I have (had) a dual boot Ubuntu and Win10 machine. Windows was hosed and I fixed it using using unetbootin. Ubuntu disappeared i.e. the boot menu that had Ubuntu and Win went. Now I only have Win10. ...
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Removing a bad sector from an NTFS partition. Badblocks gave me an output. now what?

I used badblocks to scan a partition on my hdd for bad sectors and it gave me the following output ...from what I understand it looks like "one scratch on the hdd" ... anyways I can't partition ...
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Is swap area required? Can we install Ubuntu without a swap area?

I bought a new Lenovo B50-80 laptop with 4GB RAM, 500 GB HDD preinstalled with Windows 7 Professional. I would like to install Ubuntu alongside the existing Windows 7. For that when I tried to create ...
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Linux partion not showing in Windows

Hey i recently installed Ubuntu gnome and the partion i made for it is not showing in windows. When i go to drivers it just says my C drive is the same size as before installing windows. Is this a ...
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Automatically running ntfsfix on boot?

Recently, I set up a nice symlink system so my documents and various things are synced between my Ubuntu and Windows installs. However, this depends (obviously) on my Windows partition being mounted ...
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Bios not finding a bootable system on XPS13

Short version I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell XPS 13 (Option: Erase disk and install Ubuntu) but on boot, I have a message that no bootable system has been found. When I display the boot ...
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Home folder opens again

I have a mounted partition, where my data lie. I click on the folder icon and it opens. I go to the 196 GB Volume (that's the place) and it opens. I open a file with gedit. Now, when I want to go ...
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How to replace current Ubuntu with an older version without harming the Windows partition?

I have currently Ubuntu 15.10 installed on my system in dual-boot mode alongside Windows 10. As I need to run an older version of OpenFOAM software on my machine, I need to replace the 15.10 with ...
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Question about moving Ubuntu partition guide step 6: grub-install -d

I've been following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MovingLinuxPartition and I have a question about step 6. It tells me to run sudo grub-install -d /media/<new partition ...
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Recover .vdi file with Scalpel (or anything similar)

I want to recover a 45 Gig .vdi file. I did not delete it. I was resizing (expanding) my external harddrive partition (some 420 Gig to add some extra 40 Gig) on which many including the .vdi file ...
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mdadm raid1 not recognized if the HDs are put in another bay

I have created a RAID1 2TBx2 using mdadm in Ubuntu. The two drives are in an external bay (Icy Box IB-120StU3-Wh Dual Bay Docking Station) connected via USB to the laptop. Everything works fine. ...
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Do we still need swap partitions on desktop?

I have read this question, but it was asked in the context of servers not desktops or notebooks. If a good amount of RAM is installed on a notebook, say 8 GB, do we still need a swap space?
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 with RAID 1

I want to install the ubuntu 14.04 desktop LTS on my computer. I have 1 SSD and 2 HDDs and I want to set the SSD as the boot drive and the 2 HDDs as RAID 1. Is this possible and if so, what are the ...
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Using LVM in the already running Ubuntu system

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 dual booting Windows 10. I had one hard drive and now I've added another. I've allocated around 840GB for Ubuntu. In the past I've been able to mount this drive to ...
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Cloning full-disc-encrypted system unencryptedly onto new disc

Essentially, I'm following this answer to clone the unencrypted content of a system with full-disc encryption to a new (smaller) SSD, from a live stick. I thought that would just consist of mapping ...
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How do I access an encrypted home folder from a dual-boot machine?

(This might not be an Ubuntu-specific question?) When I installed 9.10, I opted to encrypt my home folder using ecryptfs, but then I discovered this locked me out of my ext3 partition when I tried to ...
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Increase the root partition size on Ubuntu Server 14.04

How can I increase the root partition size of a virtualized Ubuntu Server 14.04 using the CLI?
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Expanding partition in Gparted backwards vs. moving backwards and expanding

Which is quicker and safer?: Enlarging a Gparted partition backwards OR Moving the original (smaller) partition backwards, and then enlarge it? Example demonstration Enlarge /dev/sda4 to fill ...
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Modification of Ubuntu 15.04 Install option [on hold]

Hi everything about the DVD I have is great, but I want to encrypt the install using VLM and LUKs but leave some room for a dual boot windows system. The installer as it is doesn't allow that because ...
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Boot Repair failed, what should I do

This is the pastebin result: https://paste.ubuntu.com/15009157/ I also got this message from the report but I don't know how to proceed with this. Can someone please explain this: The boot files ...
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Partitioning SSDs

I'm a lifelong Windows user, and absolutely new to Ubuntu. I just built this new computer and wanted Ubuntu on it, but there's a bit of a learning curve... I have a 32GB SSD (sdb) that I would like ...
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Boot partition full, failing to delete old kernels. Broken packages

Sorry for asking about what is probably really simple, but I've been Googling about for a week now and I've tried a lot of stuff without success. To start off, I get a pop-up every time I boot saying ...
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How to move ubuntu installation into another system with dual boot?

After my old drive (HDD_A) with dual boot between OS X Snow Leopard and Fedora17 stopped booting up for a file corruption, I replaced it with a smaller hard drive (HDD_B) and installed Ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu Installer doesn't show my Windows 7 partition

First, my PC has 2 SSD'S (128GB each) and a 1TB HDD. I first installed Windows 7 on my first SSD (C:) and with additional space on my HDD (D:). Then I made a 180GB partition on my HDD (shrink volume ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 - But no boot menu, only booting Ubuntu

Windows 7 is installed on my first SSD. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is installed on my second SSD. But when I start my PC it only boots Ubuntu and no boot menu appears. I can not get into Windows 7 anymore. In ...
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Remove GRUB and keep a Linux system

I searched the Internet for instructions on how to remove GRUB, but the only thing I could find was using a Windows DVD to "repair" the system. I previously had a Windows/Linux doal-boot and removed ...
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VisionTek Flashdrive issue with mounting

I got a visionTek USB 3.0 128 GB drive. https://www.visiontek.com/solid-state-drives/128gb-usb-3-0-pocket-ssd-detail.html It won't mount on Ubuntu 14.04. It does show up in lsusb as ASMedia SATA ...
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Can't find windows 7 partitions in ubuntu

Hello and thank you in advance I want to dual boot with windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04 but I am unable to read the partitions I created in windows. It does not give me the option to install alongside ...
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Installing Windows 10 and deleting Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.10 (64 bit) installed on my laptop and I can't get rid of it. Tried making a bootable usb of windows 10, permission error. Tried looking for a solid answer to making a partition of ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a GPT partition table without using EFI boot?

I'm planning to install a new Ubuntu system on an empty hard drive with more than 3TiB of volume. In order to fully utilize the drive, the regular MBR partition table can not be used. How do I set up ...
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How to resize disc after permanently disabling swap

My computer has 16GB of RAM and only 32GB of memory on SSD drive so I want to get rid of those 16GB of swap that was automatically created. I have succesfully disabled swap memory following How do I ...
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15.10 Installation error: mce [Hardware Error]

While installing Ubuntu 15.10 I chose "Something else" option. Did the required partitioning as i have dual boot with WINDOWS 10 .So far i have installed UBUNTU many a times,so no big deal. And i like ...
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Best partition scheme on 128GB SSD and 200GB HDD?

first here are my PC specs: 2x128GB SSD 1x 1TB HDD and 16GB RAM I have already installed Windows 7 on one of my SSD's. I did a partition on the 1TB HDD with Windows disk management. So Windows got ...
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How can I force a format of an external HDD that Gparted and Disk Utility can't see?

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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Installing Program in a Custom directory

I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I want to install Steam on this 1TB HDD but the default directory to install is /usr/bin or something (which is on my 120GB SSD). I need a way of installing all of ...
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Give Ubuntu more space

I just installed ubuntu Gnome, made a 20gb partition before installing but somehow there are now 2 partitions and only the one with 5gb gets used by Ubuntu how can I give ubuntu more space in this ...
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ubuntu wont load, partition no mount point or file system

Update 24hrs, took all day. Thanks for all your help. New hard drive, Ubuntu install & then testdisk & maybe e2fsck gained almost full accesss to the failed/blocked ext4 partition (which had ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 won't show up

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. I've followed a video which instructed me to create free partition space and make one swap and the other /. Once the installation is completed it ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.10: Cannot expand Ubuntu partition even though I have 14GB of unallocated space

I have 14GB of empty space on my drive, but when I try to expand my Ubuntu partition to occupy it, it doesn't seem to recognize the space. How can I rectify this issue and claim the free space?
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How to recover lost data after repartitioning

My computer had only one partition, C drive. I used GParted to squeeze up some space for a new partition, D drive. The total space for the single partition (C) was 200gb. I slid the scroll bar (on the ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu (UEFI mode) on a blank HDD.

My computer came with a FreeDOS. It has a 1 TB HDD and 8 GB RAM. Also, it is a 64 bit processor. Sadly the computer / laptop does not have a CD / DVD ROM drive. Fortunately, it has 4 USB ports. The ...