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

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If I try to re install or repair windows does it affect the dual boot(grub)?

I have tried dual OS (Ubuntu 15.04) along with Windows 10. It was works correctly. Once I had change permissions in Ubuntu. then I tried to Resolve. But I Struggled. So I just Re Installing Ubuntu on ...
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Does a Swap files' partition sequence matter?

My question: Is Ubuntu 15.x and beyond sensitive to partition order to be successfully used? Does partition order matter for anything under Ubuntu? Was this experience just because 15.x was never ...
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Adding Windows to GRUB list

I had a dual boot on my PC with both Ubuntu and window 10. I had to extend my root partition since I was running out of space. Here are the partitions before extending /root/ After expanding /root ...
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my windows 7 and other patition disks not appear after installing ubuntu 14.10

While booting when I am press shift then options are shown, but window selection option is missing. Also I am not able to download any software from Ubuntu Software Centre. When I try to install, ...
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Ubuntu with windows 10 on ACER Laptop

I purchased a new acer laptop. I installed windows 10 in 500 gb hard disk with two partitions and 80gb free space allocated for ubuntu. When I am trying to install ubuntu, it shows only the entire ...
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Unable to format usb drive (udisks-error-quark, 14)

I have been striving hard to format my usb drive. I cannot format it. Whenever I try it using the disks utility I get the following error message: Error unmounting /dev/sdc: Command-line `umount ...
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boot ubuntu on external hard drive

I have a actual hard drive (those used in laptops, W.D. blue 1t, i had to replace it with new one so i have one extra and i connect it to laptop!), I was wondering how can i install Ubuntu on it? i ...
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Cannot boot to Win 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 16.04.1

Before installing Ubuntu 16.04.1, my PC (Acer Aspire XC-603/Aspire XC-603) was set up with a dual boot of Win 8.1 (pre-installed) and Ubuntu 16.04. The dual boot UEFI worked fine as I was able to ...
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Can't access Windows 7 partition and blkid crashes when I try

I found nothing about this specific problem on the internet so I'm asking for help here: Once I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu on dual boot working flawlessly. Then I bought a new internal 1 TB HD and ...
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no media detected on a usb flash drive

I have a Kingston DT MicroDuo 3.0 and it was working fine till it didn't mount on Windows, Mac nor Ubuntu It appears in the disk utility as /dev/sdd and in the volumes area it shows no media detected ...
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alignment on disk

testDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013 Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org> http://www.cgsecurity.org Disk /dev/sda - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - > CHS 121601 255 63 Current ...
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Can't boot my PC after trying a failed Upgrade

I am facing problem to boot into my PC with Ubuntu 14.04, I have windows 10 installed on another partition(its ok). I have tried to upgrade my ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. But, It failed to upgrade. Then I ...
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Dual boot pc boots directly to ubuntu instead of showing grub menu

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop (which came with freedos), I later tried to dual boot the pc with ubuntu 14.04 (with legacy mode). I didn't get an option to install alongside windows 8 so I ...
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How to convert MBR partition table to GPT?

I need to install Windows 10 alongside of Ubuntu, but partition table type is MBR, I tried to turn off UEFI mode, use legacy-mode but Windows still don't wont to be installed. (I heard of gdisk ...
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Is there a way to switch from Fedora without wiping the home partition?

Is there a way to switching from fedora without wiping home partition? I download cyanogenmod source code and it took about 3 days to downloading 10 GB no way to backup 10 GB I can't redownload again ...
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Can mount alter a partition?

I have a dual boot tablet, Android and Win10 are installed on the MMC drive. I am using linux/xubuntu in order to restore/manage the MMC drive. My goal is to replace the NTFS win10 partition. For some ...
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Make drive similar to windows in ubuntu 16.04

I have recently installed ubuntu 16.04 . Followed steps from internet and created root(24 gb) , swap(2 gb) and /home (remaining space which is more than 450 gb) . As I come from windows background. I ...
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Ubuntu + Win 7 dual boot -> Common Partition suffers data loss

Hi I installed Win 7 (~108GB NTFS), and then added Ubuntu 16.04 64bit (~34GB ext4 + 6GB swap) on my 250GB SSD, and left around 90GB (NTFS) - D drive in a common partition where I wanted to keep my ...
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“missing” Ubuntu partition

I had a laptop set up with a dual boot (Ubuntu, Windows 10) and had to send it in for repair last week. It came back today with my Windows partition intact, but Ubuntu doesn't seem to be there - I don'...
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Installing ubuntu. I have Windows on sdd and want to put ubuntu on hdd

The problem is that my pc already had the hdd divided in 2, which is kinda great, because then one part is for storing stuff at windows and another to install Ubuntu. So atm it looks like this: http://...
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Gparted gives me the following error when I connect SD card - libparted error (read error / unrecognized disk label)

I am trying to format my SD card with Gparted and cannot get it done because I get the below message. The only way I can get rid of this message is removing the SD card /dev/sdc cannot be seen in ...
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Installing new OS in place of existing [on hold]

Laptop come with Ubuntu preinstalled. I want install Debian in place of Ubuntu. Not sure, is it better completely format hard drive when install Debian, or it make sense keep existing HDD paritioning ...
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Cant mount drive, could this be a zero-length partition?

sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/k mount: /dev/sdc1: can't read superblock sudo mkfs.ext4 -n /dev/sdc mke2fs 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) /dev/sdc is entire device, not just one partition! Proceed anyway? (y,n) ...
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Cannot get into BIOS or boot from disk on Samsung NP300 laptop

I have problem with my laptop Samsung NP300-E5C-A02PL. I had Ubuntu 16.04, but I decided to change my operating system to Windows 10 (It was working before, let's say 1 year ago). At boot time I only ...
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Fresh install Ubuntu 16.04.1 unable to detect dmraid disk

I'm using a BIOS raid1 with Marvell chipset which works really well with dmraid in Ubuntu 14.04. The disk is shown as the following name with command fdisk. Disk /dev/mapper/...
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Ubuntu partitioning and hashing

I need to split up Ubuntu in two partitions: one partition that contains all the files that do not change over time, for instance because of changes in the date/time and logins, and another partition ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 install stuck in partitioning

I'm setting up a new system with a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I've started by installing Windows 8: I created a 75GB partition on the SSD for Windows and installed it. On the HDD, I created an NTFS ...
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Recover NTFS partition after creating FAT partition [duplicate]

So I wanted to reformat my USB drive using Gparted to FAT32 but ended up formatting my second Harddrive instead. I first deleted the NTFS partition and then created the FAT partition (I know... Its ...
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How to backup recovery Windows partition using Linux

I bought a new laptop with Windows installed on it. I'm going to wipe all partitions and install Linux. One day I'll probably sell that laptop, so it'll be nice to recover it to the manufacturer ...
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Unable to Format USB Drive

I have a 4.1 GB USB drive that has become unusable now. It previously had a Live version of Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I tried formatting it a couple of times through different techniques on GParted and the ...
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Mounting a new hard drive (sda1) to my existing filesystem

I tried to read some posts regarding mounting a new hard drive, but I am facing some problem. My new hard drive is sda1. The output of sudo fdisk -l is: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sdb: 999.7 GB, ...
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Need help recovering/saving a drive with bad sectors

I have a Windows drive that went bad. 500GB. I need data off it. I'm new to Linux, so using the GUI version, not command prompt. I downloaded the ISO and created a USB bootable drive, and am running ...
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Computer Disk drives not showing in oracle vm virtual box

I installed the linux and other linux distribution in vm virtual box. My computer has three Disk Drives A(271 GB) B(271 GB) C(130 GB) of space but when I run linux through i couldn't see any of these ...
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installation Ubuntu 14.01 on a different partition with Windows 8.1

Please assist me. I am eager to install Ubuntu 14.01 on a different partition but I do not know how to do it. I have HP with Windows 7 pre-installed then I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Please show me how ...
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Lenovo Ubuntu partition problem [closed]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu for the first time on my Lenovo laptop and I keep getting this: If you continue, the changes listed below will be written to the disks. Otherwise you will be able to ...
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Interal Hard Disk not found after installing BURG to update grub

Hello I have an Alienware X51 R3 desktop computer, it orginally came with Windows 10, but I wanted it to be able to duel boot with Ubuntu 16.04. So after successfully installing it and having the ...
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Black Screen when Booting Ubuntu from External Hard Drive

Due to problems with my SATA controller, I installed Ubuntu onto an external hard drive so I could work off that until I get a new computer. The external hard drive was a 500G NTFS system used for ...
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Creating casper-rw partition causing Lubuntu Live USB not to boot

I have found recently that setting up a Live USB with Lubuntu 16.04.1 and a persistent partition using the process described in the top answer to this question causes the Live USB to be unable to boot....
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Recover data from volume via live USB

this is my first post so bear with me if I get anything wrong, and sorry about the formatting which probably isn't pretty. I accidentally removed all my kernels and now Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot (other ...
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Difficulty faced during installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 64-bit in dual boot [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. After doing some research, I decided to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS version on my laptop which has Windows 7 64-bit home edition installed. I am facing difficulty in installing ...
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Cannot see my disk partitions while installing Ubuntu dualboot with Windows 10

I have Acer Aspire E15 laptop and I installed windows 10. I have 3 partitions made C, D, E and 50 GB unlocated space for Ubuntu. But they are not shows during installation, instead 1 TB free space is ...
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How can I move my extended/swap partition?

I'm trying to use gparted (booted from a live CD). I can enlarge sda2, but I can't seem to be able to move its starting point (note how the arrows near the "Free space preceding" are grayed out. If I ...
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Restore files from overwritten partition table

I deleted and created a new partition on my 3TB HD by mistake by confusing it with another HD. It had a single ext4 partition STORE1, new one was called STORE2 and quick formatted. This happened using ...
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Installing Ubuntu to a USB flash drive

I am afraid I have totally destroyed a jump drive tonight, and I am incredibly frustrated, so bear with me. I am currently running Ubuntu off of an 8 GB USB stick. Some background: my computer's ...
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Not able to install ubuntu 16.04 alongside window 8.1

I have tried to install the ubuntu 16.04 alongside window 8.1 but it is not showing option of install alongside windows boot manager. further on selecting something else and there it is only showing ...
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Can sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda2 be somehow reverted?

Greeting, I cannot boot into window currently because of most likely failing HDD so I booted into Ubuntu desktop via USB to recover my files. Using a software called partition wizard I found out that ...
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Partition not showing after fresh installation

I have just install Ubuntu in my new works station and having issue with showing up all available partitions and mount it. As I am not well experienced with Ubuntu, I am unable to understand the ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 & Ubuntu 16.04 — blank purple screen of death when booting Windows!

This is on my Dell XPS 9550 laptop with 512GB Samsung P951 NVMe SSD. I first installed Windows 10 and it boot up just fine. Then I shrinked the volume for Ubuntu and installed it via Live USB ("...
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Booting ubuntu from USB drive using grub and then resizing parition

I currently have a dual partition - windows and ubuntu, setup on my computer. However, I would like to resize my ubuntu partition to create more space. I believe to do this from ubuntu I need to ...
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How can I access files from Linux LVM?

I just migrated from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 16. While installing Ubuntu I checked for having Linux LVM and since then I'm facing a big problem of accessing the data from the drives I had in Windows. ...