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 make new files owned by a group?

Ubuntu 14.04 Server x64 I have an ext4 partition named Media that is mounted via fstab and shared via samba. I have two users, ajb(created when I installed) and deluge(no password, runs deluge daemon ...
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Black screen , os not booting

I have dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to recover my write protected pendrive with diskmgr on win cmd. I failed and now can't start pc on win or ubuntu. A black screen coming before boot ...
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Hiding File and folders, and harddisk partition

How can we hide the file and folders with the terminal commands? Can we even hide the hard disk partitions?
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Shrink Ubuntu Partition And Extend Windows Partition

I read related articles but I can't found answer. (if answer was existed before, excuse me). Partitions: http://oi58.tinypic.com/28heblj.jpg I wanna shrink linux (sda5) and extend windows (sda4). ...
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How can I clone a hard disk to a smaller SSD?

I have a hard drive in my laptop with a windows and an ubuntu partition. I got an SSD to replace my hard drive, but it has a slightly lower capacity. I've already partitioned the SSD to the sizes I ...
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Unable to partition Ubuntu after installation

installed Ubuntu 14.04 against Windows 7. I installed GParted to partition my harddrive since it had occupied entire disk. But, I'm not able to repartition. Note: After installing Ubuntu replacing ...
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Western Digital hard drive crash

I am building a new linux computer with a larger hard drive. I thought that I could install my old Western Digital hard drive in my new computer, set my new hard drive as my boot drive and after ...
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Broken grub rescue,due to corrupt Linux partition, will ubuntu reinstall fix it?

I have an Acer Aspire AO533 with dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Somehow my Ubuntu partition got corrupted and can no longer be accessed.As a result when I try to boot the machine I'm redirected ...
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Create New Dynamic disk in Windows 8 for Ubuntu

Background: I'm trying to dual boot with ubuntu. So, create a new partition/ree unallocated space in Windows 8 for ubuntu. But then since its a dynamic disk, ubuntu doesn't detect free unallocated ...
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Help to find partition on ubuntu

Recently when trying to turn on the computer (win 7 64bit) it began to occur the legendary bsod making it to restart over and over. When trying to repair the problem the computer freezes on a black ...
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Resize my root partition in a remote virtual server

I only access the server via terminal and I can't use graphical tools such as gparted! I need it because I want to create a new partition from a part of root about 768mb to create a swap partition. # ...
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Need advice on size of Root Partition for latest Ubuntu or Ubuntu clone distro? [duplicate]

I have two Hard Drives a Samsung 750Gigs and a Western Digital Green 2 TB. My current partition scheme consists of only 3 NTFS partitions: 750: C: 75 Gigs Windows 7 Home Premium D: 675 Gigs ...
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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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Hard disk usage

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bit in my laptop. I used the entire disk (500 GB). Now the disk looks like this: Filesystem partition1 496GB ext4 Extended partition2 4.3GB Swap partition5 4.3GB ...
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reinstalling boot loader after linux partition removal

The process: I had a Windows 7 partition and an Ubuntu 11.04 partition on the same HDD. (35GB Windows 7, 400GB data, 15GB free for Linux). Windows 7 was installed first, then Ubuntu with GRUB loader. ...
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My ntfs partition appear so many

My Windows 8 is missing in grub after installing a new linux distro (elemetary os), I already have Ubuntu. I booted into liveUSB and ran boot-repair and was Grub fixed, but when I boot into Ubuntu ...
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reinstalling ubuntu with wubi to repartition

So, here's the issue: My ubuntu partition is too small. I was running 12.04 and went to 13.04 but lost support and disk space in the process. So, I figured I could just log back onto windows (I dual ...
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Do I need to migrate my Wubi install?

I have a dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 system that I originally installed using Wubi. I have heard that it would be beneficial to migrate my Ubuntu installation as described at How to convert ...
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/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-swap_1 is not ready or not present

This is frustrating as heck, I moved away from Windows 7 OS because of issues, errors, and such and was sold to Ubuntu because it was supposed to be reliable, and now errors and issues right after ...
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Problem with Ubuntu install onto secondary HDD, no GRUB [duplicate]

I have two drives in my Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. One Samsung SSD and one Hitachi HDD via HDD frame. I tried to install Ubuntu onto my HDD. I made a partition for Ubuntu. In the beginning of the ...
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How do I re-assign disc space to ChromeOS that's assigned to Ubuntu on a Chromebook?

I tried installing Ubuntu on to my HP Chromebook 11 (To no avail) but in that process, I assigned 10 GB of disk space to the Ubuntu OS. How do I re-assign that 10 GB of disk space to ChromeOS using ...
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How to hide a(n) (NTFS) partition from ubuntu

I need to hide an NTFS partition from listing in the nautilus. How can I achieve that? Is there any tool to do that? And how can I hide files in ubuntu (except . operator)
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How to hide partitions in a dual boot LINUX-LINUX environment? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and PCLinusOS on my Dell XPS L1501X. When I boot into Ubuntu, not only do i see my "Computer" in nautilus, I also see my root and home partitions for my PCLinuxOS ...
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Help on dualboot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on HP Mini 200?

I'm new to these forums so no hate please guys... All I am trying to do is dualboot the latest Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my fairly new HP Mini 200. I am using this video: ...
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How do I partition using the Lubuntu installer? (14.04)

I've googled it but only a Ubuntu guide came up, which had options Lubuntu doesn't have. I have 4 Partitions come up, and no way to add a new one so far as I can see. sda1,sda2,sda3 and sda4. Sda1 is ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't see my partitions, neither wubi nor usb stick. What to do?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu next to my Windows 8.1, but there are some errors I get. I opened wubi Ubuntu Demo Mode and tried to install from there, but when I get to partition table of the hard ...
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About partition of harddisk [duplicate]

I had 320GB hard disk which had 5 partitions C:95GB,D:60GB,E:60GB,F:24GB,G:48GB. I was installing ubuntu 8.0 before 3yrs it would show correct path to install or separate partition to install.Now in ...
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how to copy the contents of hard drive to a external media using live cd

i am currently on a live CD and i want to copy down all the data present in my hard disk now so in short how to do it. i am in trouble. i want to recover all the files that were saved in my hard ...
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Accidentally wiped my hard drive during installation

Hello and thank you for any help. I have a Lenovo Yoga 11s and I wanted to try out using Ubuntu on it. I have used Linux a little bit in the past, but I would still consider myself a complete novice ...
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Installation on virtual LVM disks without partitions

I am installing an Ubuntu server in a KVM/libvirt vm with the text/console installer. I intend to hand over two LVM volumes as root and swap to the VM as virtual disks. They are detected correctly as ...
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no GRUB menu bootloader option

I have used Ubuntu distribution in my HP laptop along with Windows 7 dual-boot before. But due to some mistakes while partitioning using windows default partition tool, I formatted my system drives ...
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Will I be able to use my NTFS data partition in Ubuntu?

My machine is currently running Windows 7. I have 2 partitions: OS (C:) and DATA (D:). I intend to do a native Ubuntu 14.04 install. Assuming I format my Windows OS partition, will I have full access ...
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Reinstallation troubles [duplicate]

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 and mainly use windows 7. I don't know what partitioning is and I don't know how ubuntu was originally installed on my computer. All I know is that the 14.04 is very ...
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How to share folders that are on a partition on a secondary hard drive?

Here's my situation. I have a desktop computer with 2 hard drives in it. Hard drive 1 has windows installed on it and pretty much has nothing to do with this, I think. Hard drive 2 has a partition ...
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windows install can't find hard drive after uninstalling ubuntu 12.04 [on hold]

I have a dell xps gen 5, which I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and put VirtualBox on to have windows available. It worked fine, till a "recommended update". VirtualBox no longer worked and Ubuntu kept ...
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Ubuntu installer no partition type option

Today I decided to install ubuntu (12.04 lts because I had the dvd already) alongside my windows 8.1 In every tutorial I've seen so far, when the part of creating a new partition comes, I should ...
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How can I see where Ubuntu has been installed on my HDD?

I have a dual boot PC with Windows XP & Ubuntu which I recently installed. I can't see any of my Ubuntu files in XP. Where is Ubuntu installed on my computer? While installing Ubuntu, I used the ...
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I have an encrypted partition for the which I need to recover the passphrase to recover data

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 along side Ubuntu Studio 14.04. My Ubuntu works well but I have all my data on the Ubuntu Studio partition - that I can no longer access. How can I recover the ...
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swap partion problem

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from a DVD using 'Install alongside Windows 7. The whole installation went smoothly with no problem. When I restarted I got a message while showing Ubuntu logo: ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu grub after formatting ubuntu partition in windows 8?

So I tried uninstalling ubuntu from my dual-boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (GRUB booted everything) I formatted the partition for Ubuntu from Windows I tried booting into windows afterwards and ...
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How to extend/increase ubuntu disk space on a dual boot win7/ubuntu 12.4 [duplicate]

I have installed Windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 as dual boot on my 320 GB laptop. I have three partitions. 200 GB - Window's 7 is installed in it. 100 GB - NTFS partition (un used). 20 GB - Ubuntu ...
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Unusable space when creating Ubuntu partitions

I 'm installing Ubuntu with a USB stick in a Windows machine. When creating partitions I can only create / partition and /swap partition. I'm unable create the /home partition from rest free space as ...
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How to create partition after ubuntu installed

I bought my laptop online with Ubuntu OS pre-installed and with default partitions. Problem: How to change the partition size or create a new one ? Here is an image showing my current partitions
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filesystem types for partitions [closed]

I am going to dual-boot install Ubuntu1 10.04 on my laptop with Windows 7. I was wondering what filesystem types (such as ext2, ext3, ext4, ReiserFS and whatever might come into mind) are ...
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trying to save work off low disk space

I'm a complete noob with ubuntu and I've been trying to learn since I recently transitioned from windows. I made a stupid mistake by trying to install the upgrade when I had low disk space. I now ...
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GPT partition table problem: Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

I hope you guys will help me get through this situation I have gotten myself into. I bought a new samsung ultra book running windows 8. I knew going into the purchase that I wanted to ditch windows ...
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How to correctly restore factory condition on ACER laptop? [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (dual-boot). Ubuntu is great but Windows is showing some problems: I'd like to just restore Windows as it was the first day without touching my ubuntu ...
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Can I replace elementary OS with Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 as my primary OS in Local disk(C:) and elementary OS (Ubuntu-based OS) as my secondary on some other partition. So I'm dual booting Windows & elementary. I want to remove ...
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How to give Ubuntu 14.04 more disk space [duplicate]

My original OS was / is W7 and whenever I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS it gave me 17GB of space but now I want to expand it for certain applications. I kinda am new to the whole disk and partitioning ...
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formatting and mounting a 32 TB RAID 50 disk

I want to know how to format a 32 TB drive. What program should I use and what filesystem? The largest drives I ever had to map before are 2-3 TB and I always used fdisk for formatting. But fdisk is ...