Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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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

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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How to fix Error executing aapt issue in both eclipse and android studio for ubuntu [duplicate]

I am a new bee for Ubuntu OS. So i am totally struct with the commands and configuring eclipse with ubuntu. At last i done it so by installing java jdk and now the eclipse is opening but i am getting ...
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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
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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 [on hold]

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 ...