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

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Two “ubuntu-vg” partitions unable to mount due to naming clash

I had Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my laptop. Rather than upgrading, I decided to install 14.04 fresh on a new SSD. So, I have two drives. One with 13.04 and my old data, and one with 14.04. Both ...
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Ubuntu installer overwriting Windows 8 bootloader on disk to which it wasn't installed

This all started when I went to install Ubuntu on a partition on my external HDD. In the Ubuntu LiveUSB's installer, the configuration was to create an ext4 partition in empty space on the external ...
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Need help installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am a complete Linux noob. I burned the latest Ubuntu ISO to a DVD and tried to install it from the disk. My original intention was to install it alongside my Windows, but somehow I ended up creating ...
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While booting Ubuntu 14.04 live USB getting Grub prompt

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB on an Asus X55A. I have done it before with Ubuntu 13.10 without problems, but this time I needed to resize my disk, so I deleted the partition from ...
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How to Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8?

I have a HP Pavillion Sleekbook Touchsmart PC with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard disk. I want to dual boot Windows 8(which came preloaded) with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. There are 4 partitions of the hard drive as ...
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Will installation of *BSD break my Ubuntu? And what about swap and bootloader mess up?

I have Windows 8 on my hdd(with it's system and boot partition), an Extended partition(D under Windows) from which I extended 2 more partitions - the one for Ubuntu(which is primary) and one for swap. ...
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Is this partition table OK?

I made my own partition table. The system is running fine but I doubt that I made it correctly. Some people say that the swap must go at the end, so I don't know if this partition is correct: ...
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Mounting the windows drives and external usb drives

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. I installed ubuntu on a windows laptop as the second OS. As I am new user, I created two mounting points in /mnt/.. and /media.. I tried to remove one, but I couldn't, it's ...
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problems about lost partition after dual-boot intsallation and crashing system and libreoffice recovery [on hold]

1st problem: I had four partitions on my system. a 50G that an Ubuntu 10.04 was installed on it. partition named c for my windows 8.1 and two other NTFS partitions for my documents. Then I installed ...
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Partition of hard drive using ubuntu for installation and personal use

I am using ubuntu 12.10 on my pc with 469 GB storage. Due to some problems, I am advised to install ubuntu 14.04 which I am going to. I wish to divide my drive into two partitions. One small enough ...
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Installation Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop's hard drive which was completely empty without partitions. When installing I could not define partitions or by selecting Options that ...
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XFS partiton: can't fix missing superblock issues

My 1.4 TB drive in my MythTV system died while I was away last week and I can't seem to get to a next stage in seeing what's wrong. fdisk -l does not show the drive. sudo lsblk -o ...
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Hard disk not showing while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I used MultiSystem to create bootable usb which contains Ubuntu 14.04 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8.1, and boot-repair. Now I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, but while installing it is only showing ...
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Partition does not start on physical sector boundary?

I've one HD on my laptop, with two partitions (one ext3 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and one swap). fdisk is giving me a Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary warning. What is the ...
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Mount raid volume command line

I have a 3TB raid, which was made originally with OPEN MEDIA VAULT, a media server. I have recently uninstalled OPEN MEDIA VAULT from the server and installed ubuntu 13.10. The only problem I'm ...
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Trying to boot from Windows CD goes to GRUB [closed]

I am trying to boot from disk using the Windows Installation CD, and I always get the GRUB menu. Here is the boot-repair. Is there any other information you would need? Booting from a GParted disk or ...
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Can't set assigned Ubuntu hard drive in boot sequence

I want to become a first time Ubuntu user. I have a desktop with Windows XP running on it. Now I want to set up a multi boot. I have two hard disk drives. One 60 GB with Windows XP (we call it A). ...
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change the source.list file for LVM snapshot

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal) and we know that 12.10 is in End of Life status. They removed every mirror image from http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ to old-releases.ubuntu.com. As per comment by ...
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Slow write speeds to ntfs

When writing to my ntfs partition I am getting very low speeds( When reading however I'm getting my maximum speeds): 589824 3% 60.20kB/s 0:04:06 This example is using rsync --progress ...
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Partition Scheme confusion

In this guide1, I'm following the Basic Partition scheme, it says: """ Primary Partition - 1Gb (1024Mb) of Free Space - bootstrap files, boot loaders and stuff you'll may need to run multiple ...
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UEFI Dual-Boot - Ubuntu 12.04.3 + Windows 8.1 (One GPT HDD)

UEFI Dual-Boot - Ubuntu 12.04.3 + Windows 8.1 (One GPT HDD) Hello, I'm having trouble setting up a dual-boot (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 8.1) in my ASUS K55VM laptop's hard drive disk (500 GB). I ...
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Ubuntu and Mint Dual Boot— GRUB rescue---LILO-GRUB2

I have long and interesting story to share and need desperate help. I consider myself n beginner linux user not absolutely a noob. I have dual boot system with Xubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 13.10. ...
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Help booting from disk

I already have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my computer, but I would like to get Windows back onto it. The only problem is that I can't boot from any CD/USB/SD, all I get is the GRUB boot menu, ...
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'Unable to mount Filesystem' Error

Trying to extract data from a 'bricked' Western Digital MyBook Live 2tb drive. I came across a forum that advised to use Ubuntu (booted from a CD) on my Macbook. Managed to download and create a ...
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restore partition table after error

Today while my pc make some system updates, electricity in my house goes down and my pc shoutted down. When i restart it, i wasn't able to log in: Grub does not find any partition, so i couldn't ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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GRUB install fails on software RAID

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on two 30GB SSDs (OCZSSD2-1AGT30G) with an ASUS motherboard (ASUS DSBF-D). I tried installing on both of the drives separately and it seemed to work fine. The ...
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Created Partition but not showing up on install wizard - dual booting ubuntu 13.10 on WIndows 8

I know there are dozens of similar questions and sorry for asking another one, but I can't find an answer that tells me about my problem. I created a 10gb partition in windows 8 which is now ...
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Why does System Monitor show two hard drives instead of one? [duplicate]

I had to reinstall Ubuntu twice; is it possible there is still some left behind data? I only have one hard drive, but System Monitor shows as if I have 2? What's with the second one?
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Ubuntu 12.04 install doesn't detect Windows 7 for dual boot

I've used Linux in the past and really want to install it on my current computer alongside my current OS, Win 7 64-bit. However, when I try (various methods) from the 12.04 liveCD, it can't seem to ...
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How to create partition on SSD for booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

I just completed a computer build, and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the 250GB Samsung SSD that I will be using to boot both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I would like to put some other programs on the SSD, and ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data on a Windows 7 PC (physically)?

I have this windows PC, and I want to install this Ubuntu physically without VMware. Last time I installed this, I lost up-to 160GB, and it was all of my hard drive. I have 4 drives C:, D:, F: and E:. ...
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Extending Harddisk space [duplicate]

Ok,so i had installed ubuntu on my hp laptop by completely removing windows 8.1.now the problem is that i have 500gb of disk space originally and ubuntu has used up arond 80 gb of it.I cannot access ...
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installing Ubuntu on 2nd hard drive partition

my first time installing Ubuntu never used Linux before I have two hardrive ssd which has windows installed drive c: and then I used a partition of my 2nd hardrive to install software which is drive ...
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Will ubuntu alter my other partitions on my PC

I have a compaq presario cq61-324CA. It is 4 years old and very slow on windows 7. I want to install ubuntu on it. I tried it out on the live cd and it is great! So I click install. Question If I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 software raid

I had already Ubuntu OS installed on my desktop PC, where the software RAID 5 is configured ( 3 partitions /, swap and home ). This system was upgraded from the 11.04 till 13.04, it was quite messy, ...
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How to know partitions' names [duplicate]

How do I get to know partitions' names? I entered sudo fdisk -l, and I got: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 156264318 273474494 58605088+ 7 ...
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Encrypted Swap Partition for 14.04

How can I produce an encrypted Swap Partition for 14.04 ? All the advices I saw here are for versions <14.04 and do not work for me. I tried a lot but nothing lasted longer than a reboot. Is there ...
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Low disk space for installation of apps

Hey guys I just installed ubuntu a few days ago and used the first option of dual booting with windows7 after installing some apps and stuff I got and error saying that there is low disk space...I ...
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GRUB-Problem – Ubuntu on SSD, Windows on HDD

I googled alot but didn't find a solution for my certain problem. I installed windows and ubuntu on my SSD and used my HDD as a NTFS to be able to save data to it from both Windows and Linux. Now I ...
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Problem installing and problem remove partition

I have two problems, one is that Ubuntu not will boot unless it is from a USB drive. How do I make it boot up from my SSD? I realized I had a partition on my SSD which I probably need to remove. I ...
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Unusable disk space

I use a Samsung Netbook NC10, but after installing Ubuntu (which I much prefer to Windows XP), I have a hard disk which is partitioned very awkwardly. Specifically, when I have been recording vinyl ...
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How can I resize an active LVM partition?

I am quite new to LVM and I'm uncertain about what is happening here. I was not the one to initially setup this machine. There is a harddrive of 1tb in size and an LVM partition of only 50gb in size. ...
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Mount single logical partition from image of entire disk (device)

The method below works to mount a primary partition from the disk image, but fails trying to mount a logical partition under an extended partition. Is there a way around this? I have 3 logical ...
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Boot-repair can't complete a repair under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my computer. The installation program wouldn't recognize my Windows 8.1 installation, but it could see the NTFS-partitions. I figured that I could make the ...
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External HDD Permissions

I have a 1 TB External HD from which I used to boot Ubuntu. I now have Ubuntu installed on my main HD in my computer, and decided to reformat the external drive for basic file storage. I used ...
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Can not boot from SSD on Samsung NP530U4C

I wanted to install Ubuntu for my Samsung NP530U4C on SSD. There are 2 drives available in this machine one is 750 GB HDD and 24 GB iSSD. But SSD one is not available in boot loader. After I tried to ...
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How can I move Steam's download folder?

By default, Steam downloads games to the home directory. On my laptop, my home partition's size is only 15GB; therefore, I'd like Steam to download its games to my Data partition instead, which is ...
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Is there a way to use an NTFS drive that contains my games and is also external to my installation of steam installed viawinetricks?

I am new to using this site, but not really that new to ubuntu. I decided to do my best to get the things I love to work on linux. I do understand that there are some pretty good games on steam that ...
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grub rescue -> no such partition

I have a big problemm with my computer... I have reduced the windows partition and when I reboot then I have the grub rescue with the error message : no such partition. Moreover, I don't have access ...