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

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Is having the 'swap' partition at the 'beginning' better than at the 'end'?

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 onto a RAID0(stripe) device using the alternate installation disc and manually partitioned the HDs ext4 and swap partitions; during this process, I was reading in a ...
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Can't Ubuntu's grub2 display in menu and load multiple different partitions of windows?

I have been using Ubuntu and Windows on the same machine for over a decade now. In the past I had the latest LTS Ubuntu and XP on their own hard drive partitions. I used XP for gaming and Ubuntu for ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of mounting various directories on separate partitions?

While installing Ubuntu with the "something else" option, I found out that there are many folders that can be mounted on separate partitions, as you can see in the image below. So what are the ...
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Dell Latitude E7240 not booting after upgrading to 16.04

After installing 16.04 from a USB stick, Laptop doesn't start anymore. The error message says No bootable devices found. I was warned during the installation that I could not continue if I don't ...
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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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Cannot create partition table on SSD

I'm running into quite a dilemma, where I'm unable to create a new partition table on a particular SSD (Samsung 840 EVO). Attempting to create a msdos partition table via gparted doesn't work, and I'...
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How can I delete all partion of my pen drive and create a single volume?

I have 8GB pendrive. The current configuration of my pendrive in shown in image. It shows 6.9 GB as a free space, 2.3 MB as a FAT drive which is shown when i open it. I want to format drive but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04-Windows 10 dual boot makes windows hang

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04<>Windows 10 system. It has two SSD-drives, 256 GB for Windows and 128 GB for Ubuntu and one 1 TB HDD for data. Ubuntu works without any problems, Windows 10, ...
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I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10

I was running windows 7 and ubuntu linux on the same laptop and I upgraded to windows 10, everything seemed fine untill the laptop restarted and I got the black command screen saying grub rescue. All ...
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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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Grub fatal error - which partition for grub?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside with Windows 10 (using USB stick), but at the end of installation process a "fatal error" appears, saying that grub failed to install on /dev/sda and ...
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Mounting a new hard drive (sda1) to my existing filesystem

I tried to read some posts regarding mounting a new hard drive, but I am facing some problem. My new hard drive is sda1. The output of sudo fdisk -l is: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sdb: 999.7 GB, ...
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Installation alongside Windows XP, or dual boot

I am new to Linux [environment]. I need to use Ubuntu for some software development. I've created a live USB from the iso image. Is it possible to use it for development purpose? If not, I need some ...
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Failed to access Windows 8.1 NTFS partition from Ubuntu 13.10, even after disable fast startup

I am using Ubuntu 13.04, 32 bit and Windows 8.1. When I try to mount Windows 8.1 NTFS Partition it is showing this error message as below. Previously I was using Windows 7, but I have no problem to ...
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Booting Android with GRUB, but how?

I have a small problem. I have seven partitions: Device Boot Begin End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 206848 219013119 109403136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT <-- ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 install stuck in partitioning

I'm setting up a new system with a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I've started by installing Windows 8: I created a 75GB partition on the SSD for Windows and installed it. On the HDD, I created an NTFS ...
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rEFind not working for Ubuntu OS X dual boot

So, I partitioned my drive (macbook pro) installed ubuntu and rEFind and everything was working smoothly. I then updated to el capitan and now i can't access ubunutu because rEFind doesn't work. I ...
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Cant mount drive, could this be a zero-length partition?

sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/k mount: /dev/sdc1: can't read superblock sudo mkfs.ext4 -n /dev/sdc mke2fs 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) /dev/sdc is entire device, not just one partition! Proceed anyway? (y,n) ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 10 while keeping my dual boot? [on hold]

My Windows has been acting up a lot lately and I want to reinstall it. However, I also want to keep my dual boot. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 64bit. I saw the thread about ...
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MySQL partition /var/lib/mysql is full BUT it is not full

i have the same issue as this old thread "MySQL error: The partition with /var/lib/mysql is too full!" but the answer offered is not working for me (which is to do a sudo mysql stop & a sudo mysql ...
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Unable to Expand Ubuntu Partition using Gparted Live USB

I have 1TB HDD in which 755 GB is Win 7 and 164 GB is ext4 partition out of which 60 GB has Ubuntu OS on it. A small history: I had dual booted a while ago with windows 7 on my laptop, such that I ...
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How safe is luks?

I constantly think about encryption, and how safe it might be. The general information I have tends to be secured by passwords that range in the hundreds with random key combinations in between random ...
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Do I have to partition and install my Ubuntu on the same HDD/SDD as my Windows OS? [on hold]

I have an SSD for my Windows OS, and several other larger drives for archiving stuff. I want to install Ubuntu as a dual boot, so that I can set up a neural network from Github. I won't need to use ...
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Disk partitions on SSD/HHD when installing Ubuntu besides Windows 10 (UEFI)

I have a Windows 10 computer with a 500G HDD and a 16G SSD, and I would like to install Ubuntu in parallel (I might migrate fully later). I have freed around 200G of the HDD (and partitioned it off) ...
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How do I find out where Ubuntu created partitions on my laptop?

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop and didn't choose manual partitioning during the installation. Now I'm not sure where exactly it created all Ubuntu -related partitions. I need to know so I can ...
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installed ubuntu 16.04 alongside vista windows. I get a message that there is only abit of space left on the computer

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 along side windows vista. It is requesting to update but there is not enough room to update. The terminal screen shot shows the space available and I think the partitions ...
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Can't boot to windows 10 after installing

i have ubuntu 16.04 installed and i wanted to install Windows 10. I installed it and it skipped the grub and went straight to Windows 10, i grabbed a copy of boot-repair usb disk and tried to run ...
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SanDisk Cruzer Blade on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a 128G USB stick but Ubuntu doesn't mount it, doesn't see its partitions and doesn't let me format it. dmesg: [ 3124.001070] scsi host8: usb-storage 3-6:1.0 [ 3125.001042] scsi 8:0:0:0: ...
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low disk space on brand new hd and ssd errors while install ubuntu 14 or 16

brand new pc. even swapped out hd with ssd (250gb). Have the uefi set to secure boot off, no fast boot, csm (legacy as i have seen it mentioned) is disabled, checked disk for errors on usb to install ...
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Live CD won't boot on my Alienware x51, ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I known i've asked this before but I thought I had entrusted the ubuntu community to answer my question before, but I will explain it again. I recently purchased a Linux Format Magazine and decided ...
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Installing Linux on Hardware Raid 0

I have an msi gs70 stealth pro, with two ssd's configured in hardware raid 0 as well as a hdd. I've always installed linux (dual boot with windows) on the hdd, to avoid raid complications, but after ...
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How do you install Ubuntu on an Intel RST Raid?

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 16.04 to dual boot with Windows 10 on my new PC. I am using an MSI Z170A motherboard and two 512GB M.2 drives. My goal is to RAID0 both drives, and split the single ...
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Dual boot not working

After installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from USB drive to unallocated space on my hard disk, when I reboot the computer it boots directly into Windows 10 without showing a dual boot option. I followed the ...
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i lost all partition hard drive (1 tb). its completely formated..now its in ext4 file system. i cannot make partition from that 1 tb

I lost all partition hard drive (1 TB). its completely formatted. Now it's in ext4 file system. I cannot make partition from that 1 GB. I used terminal window and tried to make as a Linux logical ...
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Macbook: boot into GNU Grub after Ubuntu Installation

I am installing Ubuntu (latest version 64 bits) on Macbook Pro 2015. Before Ubuntu, I have already installed Win 10 using bootcamp, and I am installing Ubuntu on an external hard-drive. At the Ubuntu ...
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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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Question about SSD's failing? Unable to mount partition during install?

I recently bought a Samsung 850 Pro 256GB from Amazon. First thing I do on every device is use openssl to write random AES information to the entire drive openssl enc -aes-256-ctr -pass pass:"$(dd ...
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Can I install Kubuntu on a system having Lubuntu without affecting my files?

Sorry guys if the questions sounds a bit premitive. But i am very new to Ubuntu plus I dont have hat much knowledge about all these things related to computer. Laptop: Dell Inspirion N5010 OS : ...
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Custom encrypted partitions using 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop using this guide. I have an unencrypted boot partition and a separate LVM partition which contains my root, home and swap partitions. If I boot from a live USB, I ...
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Partition deleted and now nothing will load - GRUB

I may of accidentally deleted the partition of my HDD where Ubuntu was installed. I have Windows 7 on 1 partition and Ubuntu 14.1 LTS on the other. I've downloaded the same version of Ubuntu and made ...
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Ubuntu boot problems on Dell XPS 13 after replacement of motherboard

Background: I recently had a spill that damaged my Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, which was preinstalled with Ubuntu 16.04. My motherboard has been replaced. I removed the SSD before repair; now I've ...
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I installed ubuntu but “No space on device”

I don't think this is a duplicate, because A) I'm completely new so I probably screwed something up that other people didn't, and B) I don't think it has anything to do with a boot partition. I had ...
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Copy Active Partition To Use With VMWare

I want to take my physical drive to a virtual drive. I think the only partition with data on it is sda3 from my df output below. How can I create a file or .vdi from this drive to use with VMWare?? ...
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Hibernate does not work on Ubuntu 16.04?

I followed some threads here and was able to enable the hibernate button on the top right menu. But when I hibernate, my laptop screen goes off but the laptop is still running. I know that because the ...
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GParted allocation trouble on Win8.1/Ubuntu dual boot

After my old hard drive crashed, I decided to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on my new drive (Windows was installed first, both with USB). Upon configuring Ubuntu, I partitioned about 698-ish Gb ...
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Shrink extended partition containing lvm

I have been bashing my head against the wall, regretting ever having opted into using LVM. I need to shrink the 75GB /dev/sda2/ to make room for a new OS installation. To do this, I need to shrink ...
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Accidentally erased 14.04-4 ubuntu and installed 14.04-1

I accidentally erased my Ubuntu 14.04-4 version and installed old one. Now I'm not able to access my windows 10 partitions. I ran the sudo fdisk -l command and this is the terminal output: I need ...
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Transfering Documents, Pictures, Music, Downloads, Videos from SSD to HDD

I upgraded my laptop by changing my storage from HDD to SSD (switching from Windows 10 to Ubuntu right after) after I finished building my desktop. With that spare 2.5" HDD, I decided to remove the ...