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

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Shortcuts missing everytime I reboot pc (target on anouther partition)

Well, I'm new to linux. And I have 2 partitions - one where I have linux installed, and second where I hold my files. I created 2 shortcuts on my desktop, but everytime, when I reboot my pc, they are ...
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grub2 does not mount boot/ when boot/ folder locates in different partition

Recently I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS with following partitions on Macbook pro late 2012: /dev/sda5 boot/ /dev/sda6 root/ /dev/sda7 swap /dev/sda8 home/ However I cannot boot to it in order to fix ...
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Force primary HDD to be as secondary?

Here is my problem. I have 2 SATA hard drives in my ASUS K95VJ laptop. A regular HDD for storage and a SSD for OS. I physically removed the regular disk to force Ubuntu 14.04 to be installed on the ...
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Help interpreting fdisk after boot problems

I duelboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on my laptop (unfortunately I can't remember which version of ubuntu I have). I today tried to boot it up and received the message "error: no such partition" when ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14 with UEFI and software raid0 on GPT SDDs

I usually work on a Mac and would like to setup a Linux workstation for Development. I have no experience installing Linux, because the servers I work with are hosted VMs. Most of the Ubuntu specific ...
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How to access sda4 device/directory?

Our camera DVR is not recording anymore. The disk is full and the vendor has not been helpful in freeing up space. I am trying to figure out why the primary disk is full. I've tried accessing it ...
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Gparted - How to move partition to extend the size

I want to extend the sda1 to take the full unallocated size: The steps are as the following: Move sda2 to the right Increase the size of sda1 to fill the space But the thing is, I didn't get ...
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How do I create EFI boot partition after it has been created by ubuntu installer in a system running Windows 8.1 pro

I am trying to reinstall Ubuntu on my laptop that has Windows 8.1 pro installed on it already. It is asking me to create a separate partition for boot loader code. It is also asking me to go back to ...
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14.04 Freezes When Modifying Files

I'm having issues on my installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that have only started happening very recently. Basically, it seems that anytime I perform any add, modify, move, copy, or delete a file on my ...
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What is the best partitioning tool for Hitachi 160 GB HDD for a Ubuntu Installation

I am currently using a Acer Aspire 4810TZ-4696 which has a HDD from Hitachi with a capacity of 160Gb (/dev/sda1=157Gb Ext4(vers.1.0) Mounted on file system root (/dev/sda2=3,1Gb extnded part.) ...
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Full Disk Encryption on Mac PC with EFI dual boot

Recently I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on my Mac Mini late 2011 using following article "Ubuntu plus mac pure efi boot" instructions. Now, I want to do dual boot in my Macbook Pro where I ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (Legacy BIOS)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 / 14.04 (x86 & x64) alongside Windows 7. I have a bootable USB stick and when I try to install Ubuntu there is no alongside Window` option neither the Windows ...
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Partitioning Unallocated LVM Space as New Physical Partition with Hardware RAID

I'm a newbie to linux and partitioning and apologies in advance if this has been answered before; I've searched extensively on the web for answer, and after being unsuccessful I decided to post a ...
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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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If I delete my disk partition withUbuntu installed, will that be sufficient to uninstall it?

I have an SSD with Windows installed on it (and nothing else), and an HDD that's partitioned into NTFS for storage and an Ubuntu installation. I want to completely remove Ubuntu from the hard drive. ...
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How to reduce the size of my Ubuntu main partition to be able to install a new OS in dual-boot

I would like to install windows on my system on which I have installed Ubuntu already.I went through a couple of previous answers but I understand that the first thing is to create a partition on the ...
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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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Gparted has a little key icon on my Ubuntu partition so I can not resize it

How can I make separate partition (to install windows 7) using ubuntu. I tried to use Gparted but there is a little key icon on my ubuntu partition therefore i cant make a new partition.
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Unable to mount recently used hard drive in Ubuntu server after USB enclosing broke

I am trying to mount two internal hard disks in Ubuntu Server 14. First of all, I had a 4TB Seagate hard drive that I had used before. I was mounting in under /samba/allaccess for sharing. The 4TB ...
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How do I repartition my root directory?

I know others have asked but I can't seem to repartition using GParted. I'm very new and don't know the steps. I don't have my reboot CD also as that's been awhile since I've downloaded. GParted won't ...
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How To Mount RAID0 on Ubuntu (to recover data from Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook)

Recently I ran into booting issues with windows 7 on my Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook. Before bootup, the system indicated that one of the physical disks (the ultrabook has two 128 GB SSDs in preinstalled ...
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Slow Samba Transfer Speeds with USB 3.0 HDD (lubuntu)

I was noticing slow transfer rates on my new lubunutu system. I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, but I figured it was related to the drive being NTFS. That doesn't seem to be the case, so that's why I'm ...
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Problem with EXT4 in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to create a file system EXT4 on flash drive, and I failed. The resulting file system was not mountable. Mount gave an error. In addition, I formatted the drive in other distribution in EXT4 ...
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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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USB flash drive partitioning exits without completing

I have a 16 GB TDK flash drive with one fat32 partition and msdos partition table. On ubuntu 14.04 using gparted I am trying to resize this partition from ~14.4(16) GB to 12.4 and leave 2 GB of free ...
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bad or missing cryptswap

I have two drives, one is an SSD, the other is a HHD. I was running 10.x(or later after some DL updates) on both and had put a full disk encryption on both. When I encountered some issues with my ...
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New SSD in optical Bay, Cant get boot order to select it first

(fairly new to Ubuntu) Running 14.04 on a Mac (a1278 Mac 5.1), no dual boot just Ubuntu. Just installed a new SSD in place of my optical drive. It was recognized, and I used "dd" to copy my ...
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How do I get a log of the start up error messages?

After encountering several "file is not writeable" errors out of the blue and rebooting, the system doesn't seem to be able to see the linux partition and it scrolls over the original error messages ...
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Gparted won't read partition table

I just recently removed two Linux operating systems (mint and ubuntu) from my computer, which also contains a windows vista installation. I removed both with the "OSremover" found on ...
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Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition!

After I deleted Ubuntu partition, I rebooted my computer and got grub rescue problem. What I have tried so far is finding the right partition of ubuntu from grub rescue command by ls command. It ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8.1 from Grub menu on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My computer specs - 2GB RAM, Intel Core2Duo @ 2.7 GHz, 250 GB HDD. I've Windows 8.1 in partition C:\ and when installing UBUNTU 14.04 LTS, I chose the option "something else" and selected ...
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gparted wont work on ubuntu 14.04, on a disk that is fine on ubuntu 10.04

Considering going to ubuntu 14.04 I tried to boot the live dvd and see how it sees my hard disk setup. On my normal 10.04 install, the hard disk (which I configured with gparted) works fine: $ parted ...
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Ubuntu does not boot successfully with btrfs root partition errors

I have a setup on my laptop in which there are three partitions relevant to Ubuntu: a ext4 /boot partition, a btrfs root partition on LUKS and a swap partition on LUKS. Sometimes, after an unclean ...
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Increase disk partition size? [duplicate]

I partitioned my laptop to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along side Windows 8.1 and I allocated 20 GB of my 500 GB hard drive to Ubuntu. Now I want to increase the size. I just started programming and I ...
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My /boot partition hit 100% and now I can't upgrade. Can't remove old kernels to make room

My first issue was when i tried to apt-get update/upgrade. On upgrade I get the following error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet ...
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Move boot and swap to another disk

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a hdd an I have another small ssd disk now I want to move boot and swap to the sdd disk how can I do this wihtout losing any data edit: I mean with boot the bootloader ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 TLS plus Hardware RAID

I have just completed hadrware installation of my new RAID server which will run with Ubuntu Server OS. I have installed Ubuntu Server OS and everything run seemingly without problems. However, I ...
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The Great Boot Partition Debacle [on hold]

I've been trying for about a month to solve this "boot partition full" issue and have some observations: When I look for solutions on ask ubuntu, the answers are usually quite straightforward. When I ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Win7 (Multiple Partitions)

I basically want to install Ubuntu on my main machine alongside Windows 7 (with UEFI enabled). This Ubuntu installation will be for everything besides gaming (and a few others things I can't do on ...
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Cannot mount, partition, format brand new USB

I've recently bought a new TDK 4 GB USB stick, but when I try to mount it (I'm runnning Ubuntu 12.04, but neither in Windows 7/8.1 it works) in various ways Gparted, Disk Utility, simply pluggin it ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 dual boot with Windows 7

Based on the results shown below, I believe that my next step would be to shrink the C/: volume from within Win7 and install Ubuntu in the free space. Any thoughts? The output of sudo parted --list ...
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Create Ubuntu live installer on USB partition, but not the whole disk [duplicate]

I've got 32GB USB flash, and make primary partitions for my data and Ubuntu installer to setup Ubuntu on PC when I need. But program "Startup Disk Creator" which I used to create USB Ubuntu installer ...
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Swap partition goes inactive after every start

My fstab looks like # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name ...
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Partitions disappeared after power loss while installing

I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my Laptop. After a while I had some troubles starting it up. I decided to reinstall Ubuntu. I had 3 ntfs partitions, 2 ext3 partitions the mount point for the ...
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Problem with creating disk image error udisks-error-quark, 0

i am first ime here, big support of Ubuntu values, but having issuses with one partition where i try to recover lost file using Autopsy. Since it's required disk image, I folowed preferences/disk and ...
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How to shrink /var FS (ext4) to create a new partition

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. We have a Server running on Ubuntu 14.04 and my requirement is to shrink the /var Filesystem (ext4) and create a new partition using that released space from the volume ...
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Is it safe to access files from Windows 7 partition on Ubuntu partition (all on same HDD)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside my W7 drive so they're on separate partitions (I let it do the paritioning automatically from the disc). On the launcher in Ubuntu it created a shortcut ...
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Shifting to a Virtual Environment using clonezilla

I recently got appointed the job to shift my company's data-center's systems to a virtual environment. The systems are very varied, some are windows some are Ubuntu server and some are CentOs based. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto external HDD

I'm having problems with installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto my Verbatim 1TB external drive. I tried all kinds of tutorials, partitioning but nothing seems to work. I did put the bootloader on sdc (hard ...
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Problem in Grub Mod

I have made in creating a partition to install Windows 8.1, but I forgot that a hard disk can contain only 4 partitions, however when I created and when I start my PC screen put me error: no such ...