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

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any help with this … that is the second time for this to appear , ubuntu 16.04?

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Booting Ubuntu from 2nd Hard drive

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Partitions in Windows/Ubuntu

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Installing games to other drive

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Request Help in Resizing partitions in the installation of Linux Distro Lubantu 15.10

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Creating A Bootable Partition On USB Drive

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