Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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Getting '??? ???' when trying to install Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my older laptop and whenever I get to the format your hard drive part it pops up with the message ??? ???. I am pretty sure it is to do with how my partitions were set ...
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Gparted won't read partition table

I just recently removed two Linux operating systems (mint and ubuntu) from my computer, which also contains a windows vista installation. I removed both with the "OSremover" found on ...
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Can't install 14.10 to hard drive

The Ubuntu installer simply will not show my drive in the installer menu. fdisk -l shows it, gparted works and I ran partprobe. I also tried rebooting, changing the SATA ports around and still no ...
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Possible reasons for skipped numbers in names of drive partitions

Upon running sudo lsblk I discovered that the partitions on one of my drives are numbered as 1, 2, 5, 6. What could have happened to 3 and 4? The drive started out as data drive with Ubuntu later ...
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4GB lost in Ubuntu partition after installing Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu in my computer, which I was crazily looking forward to as this was my first big step in installing an open source OS by myself. So I created a 20Gb partition for Ubuntu and ...
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Installing ubuntu with windows 7 Disk error load

I'm new using Ubuntu my life was going great after i installed alongside with Windows7 that's where problem happens. :) I see that this issue is extremely common but I didn't find any properly ...
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ntfs-3g Failed to decompress file

For years the logs of my Ubuntu systems sharing drives with a Windows installation have been routinely flooding logs with: Mar 17 11:00:50 kemosabi ntfs-3g[483]: ntfs_attr_pread error reading ...
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Can't change drive permission

I am new to Ubuntu I installed steam in this and I want to install DotA2 but I don't want to install in my 20 GB partition instead I want to install in my remaining 480 GB partition. The problem is ...
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Recover formatted

Scenario: I have got an hard disk partially reformatted by mistake using the recovery windows vista reinstall cd. I would like to recover data. Its a 2,5" 110gigabites windows vista ntfs hard disk. ...
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My ubuntu installation failed because of too small partitions

There was a warning about the partitions being too small but I ignored it so the installation failed. Now I need to remove the old half-finished install of ubuntu and reinstall it. How do I do this?
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Moving space from windows partition to Home directory

I Have Windows and Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted and I want to take some space from my Windows partition and move it to my Home directory, Can I do this without deleting my home Directory and making a new ...
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I need more storage in Ubuntu

Hey guys I am just trying out Ubuntu,I have some questions (does almost everything in terminal) 1-How do I get more space on Ubuntu? 2.How do I merge the 11GB leftover partition on the left of the ...
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Remove Grub from its own partition [closed]

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Win8 and didn't like it quite much but decided to leave it installed. Now I wanted to delete it and as I've already had problems before uninstalling ubuntu ...
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Problem Partitions Dual Boot

I was trying to install a dual boot in my PC (I have Windows 7 Installed Already), it does not recognize my partitions, I even left non allocated space and nothing, it saw it as a free disk. Then i ...
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Problems with Partitions After Remove Windows [duplicate]

I've recently removed the Windows partition keeping Ubuntu as single OS. The way I did it was through an Ubuntu Live boot-drive, using the Try Ubuntu option. In Gparted I simply removed the referred ...
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How to shrink a Raspberry Pi SD card image?

I have a 64gb sd card that has 15.6gb of space used, I used gparted to shrink the partition, but have no idea how to convert the two partitions /sda1 and /sda2 into a ~16gb .img file. Everytime I ...
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Problem mounting partition after Gparted [duplicate]

I had 3 partitions on my hard drive and I tried to merge sda5 with sda6 but for some reason gparted crashed. Now when I try to mount sda5, all I find in it is lost+found. I’m running Lubuntu 14.04. ...
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Recover deleted partition [duplicate]

I had recently installed ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS using the option replace windows xp using ubuntu. So all my partitions lost. But i had the very important contents and backups please help me how to ...
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How to migrate a bootable ubuntu installation from one partition to other

I have installed Ubuntu 14LTS on one of the two partitions of 32GB pen drive. Now i want to have more space for Ubuntu partition. How can i migrate this bootable partition to partition. Can i use ...
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Recover Win7 boot entry from Ubuntu after deleting reserved partition?

Is it possible to recover Windows 7 grub entry from within Ubuntu (not with Windows recovery disk) after deleting its reserved partition? (I had reached the maximum of 4 primary partitions and had ...
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GUI program to create partition backup image no larger than its files?

I like 'Disks' (gnome-disk-utility) and its ability to create backups of system partitions. But at some point I read on the internet about a program that would create such images that are not as ...
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enable trim for mounted ntfs partition on dual boot system [duplicate]

I have a dual boot that I set up following this great manual on lifehacker (http://lifehacker.com/5403100/dual-boot-windows-7-and-ubuntu-in-perfect-harmony). So I have just like the author 4 sda ...
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Mounting error at /. I have two partitions

I have a MacBook Pro 2011. Recently I paritioned my internal disk into 2. 1 for Yosemite and the other for Ubuntu. However, whenever I try to boot my laptop, all is well until it says that there was ...
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Folder links break after reboot [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 onto a drive with existing partitions. I want to make a link/shortcut to one of my games installed on one of the partitions (/media/emily/ Gaming). After making a link ...
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install Ubuntu 14.10 and windows 8.1 on new ssd

I upgraded my HDD to a 1Tb SSD. I want to install both Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1 on it, with 60% of the SSD for Ubuntu. But I don't know how make the partitions or how many partitions I need, or ...
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How to use the dd command to copy an .img file to an SD card?

I've been trying to use the dd command to send an .img file of mine to a partition on my SD card. The command is: dd if=/dev/sda6/media/david/desktop/stellar-unbrick.img of=/dev/sdb1 Unfortunately, ...
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How to specify installation directory when installing packages [duplicate]

I'm somewhat new to linux, in college its the preferred by my computer science professors so I decided to install Ubuntu and Kubuntu alongside my windows 8 installation. Now, here's my problem. I read ...
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How much memory should be allocated to root, swap and home? [duplicate]

I want to create partition in ubuntu for root swap and home.... if i take, say 15GB of memory from windows disk management then how much should I assign for each of them(root,home and swap)?
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Clearing the hard drive

I have Ubuntu installed on an old pc and want to wipe the hard drive so I can sell it. Any suggestions without having to burn a cd? (it doesn't work...)
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Partition errors

I am new to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu and I think I have jumbled up the partitions. I wanted to create 3 logical Disks of 250Gb where Ubuntu will be installed and two other disks for files and other ...
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What to do with the config files in home partition?

If i have a separate home partition and reinstalled ubuntu will it be safe to delete all config files?
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14.04 disk mount problem came our of left field

So I have a partition that I use to backup/store things. This partition worked correctly since I installed 14.04 with no problems. Now all of a sudden I am gettting errors saying I am running out of ...
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Partitioning the Boot section of the hdd [duplicate]

So ...I built my 12 year old a computer; I loaded Ubuntu 12 on it. This has been in use for the last few months. However my Son now wants Windows and wants Ubuntu completely gone. With that in ...
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GRUB- error: no such partition grub rescue [duplicate]

My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. However now, unexpectedly, at startup I see an error which reads: no such partition grub rescue There is no response, no matter what command ...
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How to Uninstall Ubuntustudio 14.04 Running Alongside Windows 7

I mistakenly selected Run Alongside Windows instaed of dual-boot when installing Ubuntustudio from a flash drive. What I wanted was to make two partitions, but what happened was I installed a virtual ...
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Command line partition info

I'm looking for the name of a command like blkid but shows the data in sort of a tree from the command line. I saw it here on askubuntu and ran it, but I must have had a space before the command and ...
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mount boot camp partition

I have my hard drive from my mac it has a boot camp patition, but the mac is dead. Ubutnu sees the partition, calling it /dev/sdc3 and reporting that it has a basic linux data partition. I tried to ...
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Removing a Corrupted Ubuntu Installation

I have a corrupted Ubuntu partition on my computer. Would installing a new copy of Ubuntu and selecting to remove the old OS remove the corrupted copy from my computer?
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Screwed up partitioning, are my old files redtorable?

i recently started looking into ubuntu and wanted to install it on my laptop (lenovo T430s). When i was using the installer it asked me if i wanted to make a "swap partition" or something like that. I ...
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Is it possible to create more than one extended partitions? [closed]

I want to create two more primary partitions on unallocated space. sda1 primary sda2 primary sda3 unallocated sda4 extended
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Ubuntu installation instead of Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am an Ubuntu newbie user. I used Ubuntu on a virtual machine and I liked it very much. Now I want to install it instead of Windows 7 on ''C'' drive. Will that format my other drives too?
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Using a Physical Hard Drive Pariition as a VirtualBox VM and as a Bootable Partition

Is it possible to install Ubuntu OS with VirtualBox using physical Hard Drive Partition and then make it bootable? What I want is the Ubuntu OS that I've installed in VirtualBox can be accessed and ...
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How to recover my second partitition on my Hard Drive because the installation of Linux failed due to some disk error.

The drive is not displayed anymore. Is there any way to restore it? I would prefer it to be restored back to windows.
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How do you move a LVM crypto swap partition from sda to sdb?

I have LVM configured for an encrypted home folder. Naturally this implies that swap falls into the crypto catagory. I have installed a second disk with a swap partition already ready to go and ready ...
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Gave up waiting for root device, ubuntu--vg-root doesnt exist

today I installed Ubuntu 64bit on a Netbook. When the Netbook boots this error report blowed up. I think there is a problem with the partitions. Image: lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE ...
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Can't add the exec option to my data partition in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using an HDD as a external drive, it has 3 partitions and one of them is for my Ubuntu Documents. I'm trying to compile my programs and it gives me the msg: bash: ./qt-opencv-multithreaded: ...
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Partitions on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem need help. I have two partitions called Data and Sofware. Default, when I run command : ls /media/my_username/ It's show empty (dont have any result on terminal) but when I ...
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Deleted Partition, Stuck in Grub Rescue

Long story short, I had Ubuntu pre-installed on my PC. I wanted to replace it with Windows 7, and after a long laborious process, successfully booted up the Windows 7 ISO on my computer with a USB. ...
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Mac mini 2014 not booting Ubuntu 14.04 (no dual boot)

I just installed Ubuntu from a live usbkey on my brand new mac mini. Clean install to main HD with no dual boot or funny business: I plan on booting Ubuntu from the internal HD and connecting an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Doesn't refelct actual parition size

As you can see in the picture, my recently changed partitions (to free up more space) do not change in Ubuntu. This is in Ubuntu 14.04. This is in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine