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

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Grub Rescue Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 7 professional. When I attempt to boot I am given a Grub Rescue> prompt. when I type the ls command, it lists the partitions but when I ls the individual ...
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Is dual booting ubuntu 15.04 different from 14.04?

Do I need to change any steps in dual booting it? (UEFI) I intend on doing it automatically rather than manually creating partitions.
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Problem in manual partitioning

in this article there is some complexity. I have Windows 10 x64 , three partitions and 4 GB of RAM. How many MB should I allocate for free space. How many MB should I enter for "/root , /home , swap". ...
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dual boot / mac10.10 & ubuntu14.04.3 with SWAP and shared data partition

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I just finished changing the boot order for GRUB2. I have three operating systems installed on the computer. I have Windows 8.1, Ubuntu Linux 15.04 and Mint Linux 17.2. I followed Marve's answer here: ...
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deleted files from boot, now can't install anything

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I have a new dell XPS 13 with 500 gb SSD and I want to partition in and install Ubuntu alongside windows 10. Ubuntu for me is primarily for work and I might use it quite a bit, but I am not a Ubuntu ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 fails to boot into a live session from a live USB, but only when my SSD is plugged in

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ReArrange multiple disk drives and partitions

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How much free space does a Live USB logical partition need to work properly?

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How to wipe/format entire disk using gparted?

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Should I dual boot with ubuntu 15.04 or ubuntu 14.04? And how do I actually dual boot with these?

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Force format an external HDD

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Restore Windows boot option

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How to format the unallocated USB drive and make it as Fat32?

I'm not able to format my USB as stated here and while following these steps : sudo su fdisk -l df umount /dev/sdb1 mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1 my bootable USB was changed to Unallocated format and it's ...
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How do I change my home directory to be a second partition? [duplicate]

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Dual Boot formatting partition to ntfs

I just formatted my PC and decided to install a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS following this answer I set the partitions. But somehow in the last step I couldn't format the partition ...
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Create blank disk image for file storage

Similar to the way Mac OS X users can create and mount blank .dmg files, add and remove files as much as they wish, and move that image wherever they want... as if it were a virtual USB drive. Is ...
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Dual booting Windows and Ubuntu Partition

I upgraded my pc from windows 8.1 to windows 10. Now I want to install ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 10. I loaded into ubuntu installer and chose something else. The problem is I have 3 partitions ...
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Installation hangs on partitioning step on 15.04 x64

As titled, I tried to install today the 15.04 x64 but it hangs at the partitioning step. I have a partition for window and one for ubuntu, I already formatted the ubuntu one so now I am stuck ...
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how to remove the only OS ubuntu14, install win8.1

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GPT partition table problem: Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

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root takes up entire internal hard drive

I have a 500 GB internal hard drive and I cannot paste anything to it. The entire hard drive is labeled as root. Although I can use the space through sudo nautilus, this doesn't let me play any music ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot recognize my windows nor my hard drive which my windows is installed on

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and was working fine with windows 7 along side it. Then I wanted to get rid of Ubuntu so I deleted the partition that Ubuntu was installed on in windows. (There were two ...
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Gave up waiting for root device. Fresh Install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I really hope somebody can help me. I have a Lenovo Y580 with a 16GB msata and a 1TB HDD. My goal is to mount the root filesystem on the msata drive (os, apps, and boot) for good load times and mount ...
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How can I resize physical volume with more than one logical volume

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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on virtualbox partition SCSI3(sda) format message

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I cannot re-install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1

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How can I install Ubuntu onto a software RAID 10 array?

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Manual Partitioning with Dell Recovery's Ubuntu fails

I try to do manual partitioning using Dell Recovery's Ubuntu 12.04 supplied with my Dell laptop. It starts OK but at some stage it fails. When I accept default partitioning everything works well. Then ...
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How can I use Ubuntu to recover files on an NTFS file system which is dirty? [duplicate]

Because my windows is having problems, I'm trying to use an Ubuntu live disk to access my Windows hard drive. So I start up Ubuntu (Without installing it) and I see that my drive can not be found, so ...
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'Upgraded' to Windows 10 on dual boot, and can't boot to Ubuntu partition

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How to install Windows(8.1/10) when Ubuntu 14.04 is installed?

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how can I Revert ubuntu dual boot with windows 8 and retrive lost documents

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Xubuntu 15.04 post install encryption

I have just installed Xubuntu 15.04 with /boot, /root, /home and swap all on different partitions, however the out of the box installer only gave me the option to encrypt /home. I want to encrypt ...
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Windows can't see a partition after i installed ubuntu

this is my first time installing linux, i'm completely new here. I installed ubuntu on top of Windows 10. I partitioned the drives as i installed ubuntu. Ubuntu can see and access all of them. But ...
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Use RAID0 Array

I'm really new to doing stuff with RAID. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 14.03 and made a RAID0 Array of 3 HDDs. I also set up an LVM on another HDD that's not part of the RAID. The way I set ...
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Bash Script for Running Command in Root in ADB Shell

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Resize partitions Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition

I've a Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition. Is it possible to resize partitions? I've already installed gparted, but i can't start gparted: $ sudo gparted Failed to get D-Bus connection: operation not permitted ...
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How to provide /dev/sda to already existing file system?

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How to remove fedora after installing Ubuntu (from Ubuntu)?

I already have Windows 7 installed and then had installed fedora 18 alongside it. Recently, I installed Ubuntu alongside both. Now I wish to remove the space given for Fedora and merge it with Ubuntu. ...
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Cannot access Windows volume, operation pending

My Win 7 has recently crashed big time, and loops on startup repairs, while all other boot options bring me to a frozen black Windows screen. This happened to me a year ago, but I was able to view my ...