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Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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Mounting drives in Ubuntu 14.10

When I want to access from installed Ubuntu 14.10 to my (windows-) drives (and my files), the "Drives" - context menu (small gears) "edit mount options" option is just greyed out. Does anyone know ...
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Ubuntu installation after windows - /root, /home, /swap

I'm still trying to use Ubuntu, so after 3 weeks and few formats I have a new windows and I'm trying to install ubuntu. I'd like to share one partition with windows so I found this article and I'm up ...
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Accessing other partitions

I am new to Ubuntu.I want to know can I save my codes in other partitions(not the one where Ubuntu is installed).I tried using commands like cd but it did not work.So my ques is can't I use other ...
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Why are the free space and available space not the same in system monitor?

Why are the free space and available space for the / and /home partitions not the same in system monitor? But the two are the same for the other two partitions? In particular, my / and /home ...
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Missing hard drive partitions after installing ubuntu

I had ubuntu 13.04 and I updated it to 14.04 which faced me to much many problems. So after a while I decided to come back to 13.04. During the new installation it alarmed me that there is another OS ...
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Sharing files between Ubuntu and Mint running on the same laptop [on hold]

Is there a way to access the files on the Ubuntu partition when the Mint partition is running? Both distros are installed on the same toshiba laptop. Ubuntu is 14.04 Mint is 17
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Trouble handling partitions

When I installed Ubuntu, for some reason I encrypted the Hard Disk and uninstalled my Windows. Now I am missing some programs that aren't available on Ubuntu and I would like to keep both OS's on my ...
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Stop init process using /var partition so I can umount it?

I need to reduce the /var partition of a remote Ubuntu server so I can't use a live cd or anything similar. I tried unmounting it but this happened umount /var/ umount: /var: device is busy. ...
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Overlapping Partition within a single disk partition (volme)

Need help. I tried as much as i can find on google but nothing helps. I don't have deap knowledge of linux commands 64 GB Micro-SD Class 10 form sandisk Problem - I not able to format for resize ...
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Can Ubuntu use C and D partition? [on hold]

From Ubuntu I can see C and D partitions of Windows and I can look, change, delete and create anything in those partitions. Because I have a small HDD on my laptop (120 GB) I would make Windows ...
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My ntfs partition has no files in it but it shows half full when checked in properties & GParted

The partition name is "New Volume" and its size is 68gb(when viewed in Gparted). it contains no files. but still its properties show that it has 41.3gb used and 32.1gb free. Here are the images. ...
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Accidentally formatted ext4 partition

I have just formatted an ext4 partition to fat32 using gparted. In which directions should I tread in my attempt to recover?
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No windows partition's avaliable

Ok so, I'm connected to my laptop remotely via SSH. I have 3 partition's 2for win and one for Ubuntu. I wanted to check something on my windows partition but it's not showing up.. The worse is that it ...
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How can I extend primary partition into an extended partition's free space?

I looked around but this question hasn't been asked before. My disk looks like this: The 64 GB primary partition is Windows. I want to extend that into the 17GB (highlighted) free space. Is it ...
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Fifth partition

I'm trying to install to my Dell Latitude E6540 ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. The problem is that I want to make a fifth partition for storage. The 1st partition is for ubuntu os. The 2nd is for ...
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installing 14.04 ubuntu alongside windows7

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows7. I downloaded the .iso file and used linux live usb creater to boot from it, I tried it for sometime and it all works fine - but when I tried to ...
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Creating partition to mount at existing location, moving existing data to new partition

Forever, my ubuntu-studio laptop has been a single-user system, and I've had everything on the computer lumped into one partition. Recently, I've been toying with the idea of adopting a new partition ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 install on Areca ARC-1883i - kernel detects partitions, installer sees no disks

I have a strange one here - when installing the kernel load detects my RAID controller and looking in the F4 debug screen, I can see it also detects the two volumes there. When I come to the part in ...
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Problem with formatting memory card

I have memory card which I remove during a format on phone and is now not working. In windows it is showing in Device manager as other devices and not showing in disk management. I ubuntu 12.04 I ...
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Windows messed my partitions, is there a way to fix them?

I decided to delete a partition called "HDDRECOVERY" which I wouldnt use, of around 14 GB, I decided to do it on Windows because I was already working there so I didn't have to boot again into Ubuntu, ...
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Access storage partition from linux [duplicate]

After installing Windows 8 and Ubuntu side-by-side with a 100Gb storage partition(NTFS), I've found that Ubuntu cannot access either partition. A quick Google search told me to disable windows' ...
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Is it correct behavior if badblocks destroys the partition table if invoked with -n option/in non-destructive mode on a device file?

I'm having trouble to believe that badblocks didn't destroy my partition table (help for restauration shall not be the issue here), so this question came up. There's been one btrfs partition on the ...
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Partition names in /media change frequently, how to force stable name?

After an unexpected shutdown (due to a power outage), partition names in /media folder has changed, in fact it happened twice before the shutdown , /media included only one sub-folder named ...
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How to clean-up/remove files in /dev/sda7?

My partition, /dev/sda7 is listed as 100% full. I already requested help from others more knowledgeable than me, and someone had me run "sudo chmod 755 /dev/sda7 -R", which I've since been told that ...
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ubuntu install don't recognizes

i have installed windows 7 on my samsung evo ssd. now i'm trying to install ubuntu but the installer doesn't see partitions on my ssd. i have tried to rebuild the gtp but it didn't help. does someone ...
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sudo chmod 755 /dev/sda7 -R simply returns a new command prompt line?

I am logged into my computer through the guest account, because i am unable to login through the master/admin. account via user interface. (Simply a blank, blue screen appears upon login.) So i'm ...
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Grub Rescue Error No Such Partition

I accidently format my drive on which Ubuntu was installed. Now at the boot time it directly gives an error no partition grub rescue. I cannot istall any OS from my bootable usb drive. So anyone can ...
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How to mount UUID under linux name /dev/sdx/

On my workstation after boot, sometimes the name for my same harddisk in linux changes from /dev/sdg/ to /dev/sdi/ How can I make this fixed, that the UUID is mounted exactly with the name /dev/sda ...
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Will my OS be formatted if I partition my home directory in recovery mode?

Will my OS be formatted if I partition my home directory in recovery mode? The question is for Ubuntu 14.04.
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How to access locked hard drive?

I have a hard drive with an old 12.04 server install and a data partition on it. I have the hard drive hooked up to my current desktop using a usb to sata adapter with external power supply. I am on ...
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No root partition

I'm having serious problems trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on my Toshiba Satellite C850 laptop. Whenever I try to install it it says "No root file system found. Please correct this error from the ...
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Why doesn't my launcher-locked device (hard disk partition) has a shortcut?

Why doesn't my launcher-locked device (hard disk partition) has a shortcut? It's on the very top, but I cannot open it with shortcuts, like Super Key+1. If I could, it'll ease things for me, for I ...
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Disk Space Discrepancy Between Gparted and Properties

All. Gparted details that 100gb of my mounted sda1 are in use. However, if I select all folders within sda1 (while utilizing gksu nautilus) and acquire its properties, it reads that the usage of the ...
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Restore disk partitions

I was working on my freshly installed Ubuntu for a few days straight and suddenly it suddenly froze. After restarting I got a few of these errors: mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: no such ...
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Triple-boot Ubuntu Question

I am a new user to Ubuntu and Linux overall, and wanted to install Ubuntu on my older pc. But I wanted to ask how to do it since I have a specific partition setup on it. So as of now, I have dual-boot ...
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How to check partition and boot-sector modification time?

I wonder if there is a way to check the date/time (timestamps) of modifications made to the boot sector and partitions, both manual/automated or due to hard disk crashes?
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Installation with Windows 8.1

I have already created my bootable flash drive and checked out Ubuntu. I want to install it along side my Windows 8.1 Pro. I have a 1 terabyte hard drive. On this drive I have a 2 windows ...
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How to create two partitions with exactly the same size?

I created two partitions using the following commands. parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1 50001 parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1948001 1998001 Each partition should have 50001 ...
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Installing ubuntu in free space of extended partition: “You have not selected any partitions for use as swap space”

Here is a picture of my hdd's partition table : I wish to install Ubuntu in the free space shown in the below picture. However I don't understand how to configure the installation. I chose the ...
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Two HDD partitions with the same name result in uncertain directories

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that has a lot of hard drives plugged into it. These hard drives have partitions with old OS's which have a lot of key data that I use often. The problem is, I ...
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how to expand partition in gparted

I have 2 unallocated partitions in my dual boot laptop. I want to add these two unallocated partitions to "/dev/sda5" partition. I to do in GParted.
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remove the skip mounting message

I once had 50gb ntfs and 200 gb ntfs partition and remaining ext4 for ubuntu. I had set them to automount in 'Disks'. Few days ago i uninstalled windows and deleted the two partitions and made new ...
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Unable to partition Ubuntu after installation [duplicate]

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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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 resize a partition on a server without a display?

I've recently run into an issue where I need to resize a partition on a server, but the issue is, it has no GUI so I cannot use gparted. What should I do in this case? So I get it that you should use ...
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Need help recovering data from hard disk formatted by Ubuntu, [duplicate]

I am a beginner with Ubuntu. I have tried installing Ubuntu yesterday in C drive. However it took over the complete hard disk space. I dont see my data. After doing lot of research on internet got to ...
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How to recover partition when uninstalling wubi?

I have uninstalled wubi on my laptop, the problem is, my Hard Disk space wasn't restored. It went from 500gb to 250gb when I installed wubi, but when I uninstalled wubi/ubuntu, my hard disk space is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Not Showing Existing partitions

I am having a problem while installing Ubuntu with windows 7 (Both are 64 BIT). My windows 7 is already installed, when I try to install Ubuntu 14.04, it is not showing my partitions, instead it is ...
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I can't access windows 7 dual boot with 12.04

I'm hoping it's not all gone. I have tried boot-repair -- http://paste.ubuntu.com/7780801/ I had a windows recovery partition, but I can't access that. Only Ubuntu in grub. GParted screenshot: ...
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How to recovery files from lost a deleted partition [duplicate]

I've deleted the wrong partition of my disk where is my ubuntu, and I have important files there, is there any way to recovery them?