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

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New installation: Win10 / Ubuntu Studio 16.04 dual boot and multiple partitions

I'm in my 40's and heard the words Linux for years without ever looking into it. So here I am as green as grass, excited about my new journey. For 2 days straight I've been going around in circles ...
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Dual boot Lubuntu install not going well. (on old P4 w/ xp)

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How can I resize an ext root partition at runtime?

How can I increase the size of the root partition of a system at runtime? I have a partition that is not allocated after the root partition (which is also ext4), how can I add that unallocated space ...
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Shortage of free space on my hard disk

I was wrong in formatting my hard disk. I have around 1 GB of 14 GB, free on "filesystem" ('/' directory), but 471 GB free on "Home" (/home) I can do about it?
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Ubuntu Gnome USB Persistant

How do I add a persistent partition into Ubuntu Gnome when running it from a USB? I'm sure I'm going to get a reply with another guide, but I've been attempting this for days and they aren't solving ...
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How to “dismount” an active partition from Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS and I have a physical hard drive with 4 partitions: 1) The main Ubuntu system partition (Ext4), 2) The interchange area, 3) My data partition (NTFS), and 4) The ...
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ERROR: The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 0,0,0 sda failed

I keep getting the error message "The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 0,0,0 sda failed" when trying to install from a USB flash drive. My hard drive is brand new and is totally ...
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How to resize a LUKS partition by moving its start?

I have a LUKS partition (sdb2) on a drive which previously contained another Partition (sdb1). Now that I deleted sdb1, I want sdb2 to use this space, too. All tutorials I could find seem to depend ...
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How to find lost disk space while switching from ubuntu to windows?and how to run windows normally after then?

I had installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Desktop (64-bit)) and I had one partition only and lost all the data I had before...then I switched to windows vista and I resized the partitions by deleting them and ...
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Filesystem/RAID configuration to stripe/mirror three hard drives

I have 3 HDDs in my workstation: 1.5 TB (drive "A") 2TB (drive "B") 4TB (drive "C") I am doing a fresh install of 16.04. I would like to find a filesystem/RAID configuration that allows me to ...
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Resize partition using Gparted

I want to resize my primary partition using Gparted, but due to the lock I am not able to do so: I would be grateful if someone tells me how to get rid of the lock so that I can resize this ...
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Access is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened

I'm trying to mount a drive with: sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 usb I get this error: Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened. The volume may be already mounted, or ...
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Does 16.04 default install overwrite only one or all harddisk? How about LVM?

I am planning to install Ubuntu 16.04 on the first disk of a system with multiple harddisks (and Ubuntu 14.04 in an encrypted LVM setup on the second disk). When I start the installation and am ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox without deleting Windows

This may seem like a dumb question, but on this screen: of the Ubuntu installation, if I select the first option, "erase disk and install Ubuntu", it should only affect the portion of the disk ...
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Windows Installation ISO via Grub2 Error?

I have Grub2 installed on a USB drive with multiple boot options and partitions. I have also ran out of primary partitions. My second partition is FAT32 and Grub2 lives there, it is also where also ...
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Can't install ubuntu 16.04 alongside windows 10

I've defragmented my C drive and shrank it to get a free space of 40 GB. Screenshot of my Disk Manager: And I've disabled fast book and restarted by PC to boot from USB.When the Ubuntu ...
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Partition Will Not Boot

I am dual booting Ubuntu and Win10 - my Ubuntu partition boots no problem, Win10 will get to the Loading screen where the dots make the circle, and I let it sit there for 3 hours before I did a hard ...
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USB set to write protect mode

I used the dd command to burn a bootable Ubuntu distro (ISO file) to my USB. Now the entire drive is completely "read only". It's impossible to modify it! I tried switching to root and executed ...
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Install Linux on SSD and have HDD RAID5

I'm trying to find a solution, but it seems that no one has specifically had my problem. I'm trying to install Linux on an SSD and attach a RAID5 setup so that I have a secure home networked server. ...
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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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Grub2 doesn't recognize any new partitions?

I am trying to add a new partition to my drive. The drive contains files that grub can boot into (Live ISOs, or Windows Installers). My drive has 250 GB unallocated and has in the past.. Grub2 booted ...
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What is Gparted doing when scanning for partitions?

Gparted is extremely more slow when looking for partitions than any command line counterpart. Can anybody explain to me what is Gparted doing that the other tools do not do, in this time? Here are ...
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How to solve Grub rescue and/or mounting hard drive problem

So, I have important files in this hard drive, and I need pick up them. To sum up, I had two HD on my machine: one with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and another two with Windows 7. I had to connect another HD ...
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Gparted: cancel pending operation

I started three gparted operations about an hour ago. It consist of moving a partition, growing another and then moving another partition. I would like to cancel the third one / stop after the second. ...
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create bootable usb with partitioned usb

I have sandisk 32 GB USB partitioned in two partitions. Both are FAT32 format and first is 20 GB and second partition is of 10 GB. I use 1st partition for file storage as it is detected in windows ...
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How to make partitions mount at startup in Ubuntu gnome 16.04?

How do you make windows partitions mount at startup with the ubuntu system? I always keep my media and data files on windows partition.
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Ubuntu installation on external drive

while installing ubuntu, i get to a page where it gives us an option to install it alongside windows.after selecting this option, an orange bar with a slider comes up to allocate space for ubuntu and ...
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How to prepare a disk on an EFI based PC for Ubuntu?

My computer has UEFI based BIOS and I want to start over from scratch. The PC came with Windows installed - I later installed Ubuntu alongside. I want to completely re-build my whole disk and ...
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How to partition a Hybrid drive (SSD+HDD)?

I have a 1TB Hybrid drive (8GB Flash and 1TB disk), that is it has a SSD AND HDD in the same drive unit. This is not two separate drives but one drive with a solid state part and a rotating disk ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu with Windows - increasing partition space

I am dual booting Ubuntu with Windows 10. Being an unexperienced user I installed my Ubuntu on my C:/ partition, which has relatively little space and I don't seem to have access to my D:/ partition. ...
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Dualboot Ubuntu 16 with Win 10 - Unusable Space

I am new to Ubuntu 16.04 and I am trying to install it alongside Windows 10. I have been following the guide here which needs the creation of a root, swap and home partition by choosing "Something ...
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Dualboot WIN7 <--> Ubuntu 16.04 after starting win7 GRUB wont load/work

Windows was installed first. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 from a live USB and everything worked. Laptop started and GRUB showed up with options to boot into Ubuntu or Windows 7. When booting into ...
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Secondary Partition table overlaps the last partition

This is the scenario.. Had a software Raid in an old apple server.. one of the drives failed i will call it drive1 failed.. tried to rebuild it.. did not work.. after a few weeks the server wont boot ...
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Can partitioning an SSD using third party software damage my computer if I am exceeding the space allowed by Disk Management?

I am partitioning my disk to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my computer. I have searched through other questions on askubuntu concerning what to do if Disk Management does not allow you to ...
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Create a new primary partition in Ubuntu for new OS

I want to create a new primary partition on my Ubuntu server to install CentOS and use a boot manager to switch between Ubuntu and Cent OS. I have the following questions: How do I create a new ...
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working 14.04 ubuntu to error: no such device: grub rescue>

I'm a father and I was trying to get one more entry on gnucash after my youngest woke up. I had gnucash, keypass, chrome and LibreOffice calc up when my son found the power button.... Nooooooo! :D ...
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Cannot reboot or poweroff Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 kernel 4.5.4-040504-generic Whenever I try to reboot or power off I receive: Failed to power off system via logind: Transaction is destructive. This began at the same time that I ...
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How can I fully remove Ubuntu 12.04 from my MacBook Pro?

I want to remove Ubuntu 12.04 from my MacBook Pro. It's a trial boot system, with MacOS in the first partition, Windows 7 in the second one, and Ubuntu in the last. Now, I want to format this last ...
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Do I have too many partitions? I have 4 primary partitions and I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside windows 10 (pics included)

As seen in my Disk Management window, I have 4 primary partitions. I know that C: is my windows partition, and F: is where I put all my downloads and other programs, but I do not know how important ...
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Partition problem with installation

I am trying to install the latest ubuntu on my windows 10 (ex-wintdows 8.1) notebook on dual-boot mode using a bootable flash drive. After I select my desired language (first screen on the ...
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Increase Ubuntu partition size under virtual machine

I use MacBook with Mac OS X 10.9.1. I have installed VMWare Fusion 6.0.2, under which Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been installed as virtual machine. Now I need to increase the size of the disk of Ubuntu. ...
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Problems with second hard drive (not detected until click, and extra win10 loader)

I've recently become an Ubuntu convert from windows 10, and i've really loved it so far. It's really far better than windows for development and alot of other things I do regularly. However, there ...
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Random partition I never made

When creating a partition to install Lubuntu, I allocated 35 GB. When Lubuntu was fully installed, I went back to Windows Disk Manager, and saw that the 35 GB were now allocated and running Lubuntu, ...
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Triple Boot: Win 7, Win 10, Ubuntu: How to uninstall Win 7 without disturbing Grub and Win 10 Boot Loader?

As the question states. I'd like to completely remove my Windows 7 OS partition, and maintain the other two Os'es, i.e. Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I know that issues can arise that disturb the boot ...
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Choosing what partition to install ubuntu

From my experience with installing Ubuntu, I have never been able to physically choose which partition the OS is installed on. As long as I had an unallocated partition, it did the job. However, I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 booting to black screen with blinking cursor when adding additional hard drives

I recently updated my home Server to 16.04, undeniably the worst decision as I did not do it properly and just updated without backing up. Save all of the comments of back ups and what have you.I have ...
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Replacing Lubuntu with Ubuntu

I installed Lubuntu 16.04, and noticed quite a few bugs. I want to remove this OS, and put Ubuntu 14.04 on instead. When giving the Linux partition back to Windows, I understand that you need to put ...
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Extend Partition To Entire Drive

I am currently dual booting Win 10 and Ubuntu, in order for me to try it out and ensure I could get the exact same functionality from my Ubuntu install that I could from Windows (I know they are not ...
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Mac bootable live USB with over 4gb persistence

I'm trying to create a live USB (Linux Mint, 128gb drive) that is bootable on Mac and has over 4gb of persistent storage. I've used the Mac Bootable USB Loader to make it Mac bootable, which works. ...
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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 ...