Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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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
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Help! Need To Recover Partitions

Ok, I will describe each & every step I performed. First the problem: A few days ago, my laptop refused to boot. It showed me automatic repair, but the repair was unable to solve the problem. So ...
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What partitions can I share between different flavors of Ubuntu

I want to play with some of the different flavors of Ubuntu, i.e. Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc. I know I can share /home. However, can I share /usr, /boot, or even /bin and /var. So that all ...
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How to solve low memory problem in ubuntu 12.04?

i installed ubuntu12.04 amd64 version inside windows using wubi in a partition of 8GB, and in GParted it shows that 5.12GB used and 3.10 GB unused, The problem is it always shows a message box of low ...
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Dual boot Xubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1 on dynamic disk?

Is it possible to install Xubuntu to a partition on a dynamic disk, dual-booting with Windows 8.1? I've read that it was impossible to install Xubuntu to a dynamic disk, but has that changed with the ...
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ubuntu removes my recovery partion hp notebook

my laptop model is hp-15 R004NE it has windows 8 pre installed .few days ago i installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it and for some problem while intaling my laptop turned off and installation remain un ...
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How to create partition in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS after installation?

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. During Installation it doesn't prompt me to create Partition. My Harddisk size is 500GB. Now After Installation i want to create a ...
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How do i create a partition, so all users can read wrie execute files without any permissions? [duplicate]

I have a 160 GB hard drive and i need to create a separate partition so all users can access the files (mostly music, movies, pictures), without requiring any authentication from the administrator or ...
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Is formatting my partitions the same thing as wiping my hard drive?

I am formatting my partitions, and I want to know if this is the same as formatting or wiping my hard drive. I messed with my partitions too much, and I heard this will make my computer unstable. Will ...
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Partitions Grub UEFI GPT MBR

I'm having a problem with the partitions in my system. Yesterday, I wanted to try Arch Linux, so I installed it in a new partition and in the process I was told, since my system is UEFI, I had to ...
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Need help finding out which partition Is Linux Mint and which is Ubuntu?

I need to delete Linux Mint to clear up space and keep Ubuntu for my OS. Not sure which to delete. Here is a screen shot of my partitions
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Thunderbird resets profile after second start up

The issue is as follows: After cleanly reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I set up my thunderbird profile (using the profile manager), which I store on a separate ext4 partition (I am owner of this ...
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Can't resize existing partition with gparted

I'm trying to resize my ext4 partition where my ubuntu (elementary os) is installed on. I started a ubuntu live cd and opened gparted, see screenshot There is no way to allocate the free space for ...
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4 partitions and 3 similar Os: it's possible without problems?

is it possible to create 4 partitons, one ubuntu, one lubuntu, one puppylinux, and one (much bigger) just data? and after run each time a different Os, but reading the same data partition? I mean ...
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How to get data from local hard disk partitions

I install ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my computer as replacing with windows 8. That time in my computer there are 4 partitions of my hard disk. When I install the ubuntu then it does not show my hard disk ...
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Resetting Fstab on 14.04

Heres the thing, my windows operating system 8 crashed due to a virus(so i assume)..It got the blue screen of death. I tried everything to recover it and nothing worked. So i decided to install ubuntu ...
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Making disk partitions

How can I make an extended disk partition that takes up the rest of the space on my vm, through the command line?
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Weird NTFS partition display

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC next to Windows 8.1. I have a second HDD which I use to save my documents etc... I have partitioned the disk (SDB) in four NTFS partitions (I made them in ...
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13.10 NTFS partition automounted at startup: applications cannot access all files. Manual mount works fine?

I am on UBUNTU 13.10, and use an NTFS partition as storage. Typically, I mount it by clicking on the name of the partition in Nautilus. I wished to mount it automatically at startup, so I tried: ...
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/run out of space due to systemd

I'm running 14.10 server edition, and I'm finding that my /run parititon is out of space. The paritioning scheme is the default one from the installer, with encrypted home and using LVM. This was ...
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Allocate space back to Ubuntu partition?

As you can see from this image: I have 3.90GB of unallocated space (Reference "A"), and 107.68Gb of "unused" space on my Microsoft Windows partition (Reference "B")... I would like to allocate both ...
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Where can I find the softwares/programs that I installed from USC and can I change where apt installs programs? [duplicate]

I just recently Installed Ubuntu, and as you can guess, I'm not good at it. Questions: 1.) I just want to know where to locate the programs/softwares I installed from the Ubuntu Software Center. ...
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How can Partition directory changes every reboot?

The problem is visible on my thunderbird profile folder which I have on the 3rd partition that 14.04 shares with win7. Direction 1: ...
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Can't merge current partition to unallocated space while using Gparted

I want to merge /dev/sda8 and /dev/sda7 but when I try to resize them, it doesn't show up any free space to extend my partition. Click here for the screenshot
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Xubuntu 14.04 Light Locker Password Not Working

I was trying to install epsxe psx emulator for my desktop. For some reason after I ran the download in the terminal all my partitions got unmounted as i viewed them from my file system and since I ...
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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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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? [closed]

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 ...