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

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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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Windows Dual Boot Attempt, No bootable Device

I have a problem For a long time I have had windows 8 (followed by 8.1) and ubuntu on the same disk but booting directly to windows as my grub boot files were too far from disk start. I could access ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu or any other distro Alongside Windows

How do I proceeded with Ubuntu installation? Made my USB drive bootable with Rufus. Restart and booted from USB. I see the Ubuntu installation window, clicked next, selected both options Download ...
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I can't resize/partition my disk in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu. A week ago I installed Ubuntu and by mistake I installed it in the Windows partition. What I did was that I deleted all the files from Windows and only installed Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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How to mount Apple Core Storage partition

So I wiped my Mac Mini (OS X Lion) and replaced the OS with Ubuntu 12.04.2. So far so good, it works beautifully. But I'd like to still access the external backup drive's Time Machine contents. The ...
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parted mktable error. but gparted “create partition table” works?

I am trying to automate formatting of USB drives. What I do is: Unmount USB drive terminal: sudo parted /dev/sdb1 mktable msdos This is when I get the following error: Error: Partition(s) 1, 2, ...
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Restoring clonezilla image to newly created LVM partition

I have read an article about LVM and I would like to install it. Is it possible to make first an image of my total installation, then delete everything, create new LVM partitions as explained in the ...
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Way to copy/recover data much larger than any storage medium I have?

I have a 3 TB LDM Windows partition that was from a Windows 8 install that hibernated and I have since lost the hiberfil.sys or ability to boot into that install (through my own stupid actions, but ...
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Gparted can't create partition table

Here's what the problem is. About a day or so ago I used Gparted live cd to create 3 NTFS primary partitions on my external 500 gig Goflex and one extended with 2 logical partitiones. I had planned ...
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How to clean up partitions when partition that 'does not start on physical sector boundary' is not listed in gparted?

Currently my disk setup is as follows: sda1: boot sda2: An older Fedora installation sda3: I don't know.. willing to format this. Trying to mount this yields /dev/sda3 is not a valid block device ...
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Messed up partition table accidentally

I was using gparted software in ubuntu 11.10 (using live cd). In which there is an option called create partition table, i clicked it and it removed the details of my entire partition. Now i'm not ...
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New ext4 partition and used space

I have fresh ext4 partition, which means I just formated it with mkfs.ext4 -m 0.1 /dev/mapper/abak-home, and there's already 27G space used. Setting reserved root space (-m) to 0 didn't have any ...
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/boot partition problem when installing Ubuntu

The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code. This partition should be marked for use as "EFI boot partition" and should ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 with Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on two older (XP) computers. Had issues, so installed Lubuntu 14.04 (via USB, since one of the computers had no DVD drive). The program I used to create the USB ...
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I dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. If I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 Technical Preview, will that overwrite my Ubuntu partition?

I just want to make sure before I begin the installation process of the Windows 10 Technical Preview that when it's installed, it will limit itself to overwriting my Windows 7 partition, not my Ubuntu ...
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lost data while creating partition

I found a similar Q&A, but mine is a little bit different. Today is a bad day: I lost my all collection of movies, images, everything :( What I did: I have Windows 8 in my pc I planned to ...
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How do I create and tune an ext4 partition from the command-line?

PARTITIONING (e.g. fdisk) What are some useful commands used for partitioning an additional hard drive from the command-line? Since most published guides steer towards GParted and other graphical ...
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Partitioning my system [duplicate]

How can I create a 500 Mb partition formatted on ext4 via command line ? Is this possible ? I'm trying to get accustomed with the terminal on Ubuntu 14.04.
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Creating a windows 7 bootable USB drive to boot UEFI? I've tried EVERYTHING

this is my first post and I apologize if it's in the wrong place. So I am trying to install Win7 from the x64 .iso form DigitalRiver in UEFI so it can use GPT partitions. I used Unetbootin to create ...
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Shrink volume of Primary Partition

I currently run windows 8.0 and have 4 partitions. I will like to shrink the volume of my primary partition containing the win 8 OS so I can have more space to install ubuntu 14.04. My question is ...
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How to delete and merge old version of Ubuntu with latest 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on window boot of already dual booted system, but it still boot in start from old Ubuntu. full explanation. I had dual boot of window 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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GParted stuck, details say resize was successful

I'm trying to resize the NTFS partition on an internal hard drive (not a drive that has an operating system installed, just extra storage). The Details say 'successfully resized NTFS on device ...
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How to complete free up space for NTFS after removing Ubuntu partition

I had installed two OSs, Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I installed a preview of Windows 10 in place of Windows 8 and wanted to delete Ubuntu. I deleted Ubuntu partitions using diskmgmt.msc, but that space ...
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Dual-boot partitioning

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 installed and I'm planning on installing Ubuntu 11.10 for a dual-boot. Here's my rather basic problem : I have a 750go hard drive, pretty much partitioned ...
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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 ...
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Problem with re-sizing partition in ubuntu

I formatted whole disk of 320 GB and install ubuntu 14. Now I want to re-size partition to install windows 7. I am using GPART to re-size partition as this question. There is no data in my disk of 320 ...
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Should I partition? [on hold]

I have installed ubuntu on my pc and I am wondering if partitioning my hard drive is possible? If that is possible, is it necessary for me to do it?
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root file system?

tried installing using wubi, CD and usb. Only the wubi and the cd was able to boot, but then a message popped up while verifying, failed to partition the selected disk and no root file system. I want ...
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Ubuntu cannot see disk partitions when installing

I've got Toshiba Satellite U50t-A-10H with Win8.1 installed, UEFI, HDD 750GB + 32GB SSD cache. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on it. I've split my disk, made 200GB free unallocated space and booted ...
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windows hibernation mount isssues, attempting to reset lost password [duplicate]

to make a long story short, I've lost a sheet of paper that had a password that i changed. i am attempting to use Ubuntu to reset the password. I've seen various instructions to do this, as well as ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after installing it and it looks like it isn't even installed in the disc management

I Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 45GB partition, and when it asked me to reboot the computer, the dual boot menu didn't appear, it boot directly Windows 7. When I checked the disc management, there was ...
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How to boot into different partition?

This arises from trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04. The upgrade failed, so that when I tried to reboot I got an error: file not found message and the grub rescue prompt. (Up to that point, ...
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How to Install Ubuntu with Only Core Packages?

I would like to install Ubuntu on my laptop and have set up the necessary partitions like this: / EFI System Partition /var /home To create the EFI System Partition, I made a 512 MB FAT32 partition ...
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Format HD using disk utility

I have a new hard drive that I will use only for storing data. I am following the instructions from: http://www.ubuntulinuxguide.com/ubuntu-1204-lts/hard-disk-partition - but I can't find this ...
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I am wanting to switch from Ubuntu to Debian [on hold]

I currently have the newest supported version of Ubuntu - 14.10 - Utopic Unicorn. I want to switch to Debian. I have been up all night trying to figure this out. I just can't seem to get my computer ...
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How can I tell if there is data on an LVM volume?

I recently installed Kodi (formerly XBMC) over an install of ubuntu that had become unusable after an 'upgrade'. The OS is on an SSD. I also had a couple of 2TB drives with video files on them. Now ...
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GRUB Rescue after Disk Clone

I need a little help from a GRUB expert. I just cloned a 1 TB Seagate drive onto a brand new 2 TB Hitachi, and before swapping them out, I decided to boot-test it. It's tied to my computer through a ...
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Dual Boot Help: Ubuntu and Windows 7

Recently I spent a decent amount of money on a new mid-range build. i5 4460 AsRock H97 Pro4 Kingston Hyperx 2x4GB MSI R7 260X EVGA 500W PSU Crucial MX100 128 GB SSD Western Digital CB 1 TB HDD ...
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how to install Ubuntu Server with GPT GUID Partition Table

How do you install Ubuntu server on an empty 4TB hard drive using GPT GUID Partition Table? I came from FreeBSD and in the FreeBSD installation, you can select the Partition Scheme (APM, BSD, GPT, ...
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Recover overwritten partition

I need some help recover files from a partially overwritten partition. I will start with what happened. I was trying to make a image out of my hard drive using dd, but I found somewhere online that ...
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Moving Bootcamp Partition to Empty Space

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on my late 2009 iMac. I would like to triple-boot it with my already existing Mac and Bootcamp partitions. I am following this tutorial and it says Use Bootcamp ...
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my partitions are wrong

I am using Ubuntu 14.10, when I installed it, I decided to use the recommended option "automatically use entire disk for Ubuntu", this was OK for me 'cause I just use GNU/Linux, after some months ...
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Persistent Ubuntu 14.04 USB fails to boot after creation of ext4 casper-rw partition

This question is related to IMMERZL's answer in the series "How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB". I used UUI to create the persistent bootable USB using 14.04.1 amd64 ISO. I ...
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PPC PReP Boot from image disk

I have a disk image, which in turn is divided into four sections. Osnavnaya task to extract the contents PPC PReP Boot . That's partition table. Which is not similar to the partition table. sergey @ ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit onto an Acer v11 touch

This is a very brief question with a very long intro, which I've provided for context. LONG INTRO I have recently been trying to install the AMD 64 bit version of Ubuntu 14.04.1 onto my Acer V11 ...
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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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What happened to my Windows XP drive

I'm updating my new server, during that update, I need to update my old Intel E5200, Dual Core, 2 GB, dual 250 GB drives, Windows XP Pro SP3. Tired of Microsoft I decided to explore Linux (Ubuntu 14). ...
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Grub not running after formating my first Ubuntu partition

I've had installed Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome alongside Windows 8 on my computer, but a few days ago, I decided to remove one of those Linux Ext4 partitions (Ubuntu, which Grub was also installed on it). ...
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Ubuntu does not detect windows 7 partition help :(

Basically my problem is the same as this one -> Why does Ubuntu 13.10 not detect my Win7 partition? But no one seems to answer it please I need your help guys, I need it for college. I am running ...
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Windows 7 installation INSIDE Ubuntu 14.04.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu but I did not partition my 500GB HDD at all, so basically it's one partition. Now to install Windows 7 in the installed Ubuntu, I had to create a partition using GParted, but can't ...