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

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How to increase /boot partition size when installing Ubuntu 14.04 using the “use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM” option?

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fail to load - grub rescue>

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Uninstall ubuntu 14 using windows 7 recivery dsk

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Check how space is distributed on Linux system

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Installing apps trough apt-get on ubuntu phone (MX4)

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drive after C: not showing in Windows 8.1

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additional free space for OS when moving /home to other partition

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Ubuntu boot with Windows 8.1, can't get Windows back

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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - Fstab file deleted entry

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Messed up sharing files between Linux 14.04 and Windows7 (dual boot) - Error 0x80070570

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How to delete and Recover drive space [duplicate]

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Why does ubuntu 15.04 not detect my hard drive?

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GPT partition table problem: Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

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Cannot install 14.04, cannot boot, no correct live environment

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Wanting to replace pre-installed Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu. Needed help on which partitions to remove and which to keep

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Partition not shown correctly in Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS installer + wifi network not shown

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GParted will not start, corrupt GPT table

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How to format USB stick for car audio system?

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Cannot dual boot 14.04 with Windows 7

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How do I get ubuntu 14.04.2 installer to see my partitions?

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