Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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How to wipe a hard disk completely so that no data recovery tools can retrieve anything?

How can I do a disk low level formatting in Ubuntu on an external hard disk so that any data recovery tools like test-disk cannot retrieve any data once formatted to ext4 or any file-system? As I was ...
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How can I partitioned may SEAGATE hard drive on Ubuntu 14.40 LTS?

I have HP 630 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS. Yestarday, I buy an 1 TB Seagate external HDD . Now I want to make partition the HDD with 200 GB volume each ( 200*5 = 1 TB). How can I do this . See, in ...
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4 primary partition problem

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my Windows 7 HP pavilion g6. Since it already has 4 partitions even if a create a new unallocated partition the Ubuntu installer shows it as "unusable". The 4 ...
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how to add space to ubuntu from an empty partition

I want to add the space to Ubuntu from the unallocated partitions. could you please guide me in this process. thanks.
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Save lxc container on another partition

I'm running out of space on my / partition. Can I install/use /home partition with lxc containers? (how to allocate different hdd for use of containers?)
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Unable to mount partitions on Ubuntu 15.04

I am unable to mount my drive on Ubuntu 15.04 after an upgrade for 14.04. I have already tried the commands 'pmount' and 'mount' sudo mount /dev/sdb1 mount: can't find /dev/sdb1 in /etc/fstab or ...
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How to install Windows 8 next to Ubuntu?

I've installed Ubuntu and now I want to install Windows 8. I've already done restoring of grub from the terminal, but now I dont know what to do. What should I do to install Windows? Please tell me ...
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Not allow to use the partitions

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu with 3 partitions.But I can't create a new folder or can't allow to save any documents into the partitions. what might be the problem? Is there any settings ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, but partitioned for it. I was wondering how to uninstall Ubuntu. Also, only 2 out of the 6 partitions have names. I have Windows 7, and also want to remove grub so that ...
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Change the downloads folder to downloads in other partition and mount at bootup

I have a setup where I basically split my hard drive into three partitions (forgetting the swaps and allsorts) Windows partition Ubuntu Data I would like to get things set up in a manner in which ...
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Error Deleting Partition

I am trying to delete a partition in ubuntu. It comes with error saying: "Error Deleting Partition." "Error deleting partition /dev/sda3: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sda" "rm 3"' exited with ...
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Inconsistent Path when Mounting Partition on Startup

On startup, the ntfs partition I want mounts but its path is sometimes its UUID and sometimes "media/user/label". Path remains consistent after remounting. Not mounting on startup results in the ...
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Why cant I drag and extend right arrow to increase the Partition size?

I want to extend the size of /dev/sda7 with unallocated space to the right. But I cant drag it to right. Here is Screenshot: http://s10.postimg.org/7ghzjk88p/Screenshot_from_2015_06_01_03_05_17.png
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How do I resize root partition

I need to resize root as there is not enough space left in the partition. At present I am not able to install new package nor update ubuntu. I tried sudo apt-get clean and emptying trash but it does ...
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Partitions that can't be read

I boot the pc with ubuntu 15.04 and I can't read 2 partitions I did before with no problems. How can I fix it?
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What does it mean for two partitions to be adjacent? [closed]

I keep reading that to merge two partitions, they must be adjacent. But I haven't found any definition of the word "adjacent" in this context. How do I tell whether two partitions are adjacent?
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help with installation wizard and ssd [duplicate]

I want to switch from win8 to Ubuntu but I'm stuck on the installation wizard partition management. I've a 24gb ssd and a 750gb hdd, and I would like to have the "core" on the ssd and data on hdd, ...
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partition not recognized drive wont mount

I have a wicked virus on my windows drive that can't be located for some reason. Virus scans always lock up the PC which always ends in a crash. I installed Ubuntu on my external drive to operate the ...
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How to install ubuntu on already existing partitions [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 32bit because I'm a noob and now I've uninstalled it to install the 64bit version. After uninstalling I'm left with two new partitions a 80GB and a 26GB from the previous ...
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Getting control of harddisk [closed]

I discovered an independent section booting windows. I believe this is why my owned Ubuntu was going crazy. The machine is not original. I tried removing Ubuntu displayed partitions are formatting. ...
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How to edit partitions in my computer

The above picture,as you might have seen is a lot messed.Now,I would like to express my problem. Now,what I wanna do is merge all those 3 unallocated spaces into a single drive and then merge it ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 not showing the partitions after installing along side windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1, both 32bit, with 5 partitons in windows 8.1. I have insatalled Ubuntu 15.04 64 Bit. Now the 5 windows partitions are not visible and I ...
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Mounting Other partitions like windows does [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1 dual booted in my dell laptop, whenever I boot my Ubuntu OS i have to manually click on the drive [say D drive on windows] to mount and open it. So all i have to do ...
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Entire hard disk is not shown

I installed ubuntu recently and while installing I partitioned harddrive into 2. One with size 70gb where I installed UBUNTU and other with 180 gb. I'm not seeing 180gb partition in OS now. Could ...
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Boot-sector size is constant? [closed]

I read that first sector on any partition needs to be reserved for bootloader, regardless of weather it is used or not. But sector sizes changed from 512 to 4096 bytes. So how much space must really ...
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How to recover an HDD after using it for SWAP

Last night I was working on my linux box using a CFD solver where I needed more than the 16 GB RAM that I already have installed. So I took one of my external HDDs (total of 360G capacity with about ...
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Trusty partman preseed is ignoring partition sizes

Been going round and round on this, but no matter what I do, my partition sizes are incorrect. Using the below recipe, I get an 8 TB / partition when I should be getting 100GB. Did something change? ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14 on an Asus Vivobook S46CA with 20GB SSD and 1TB HDD? How to do the partitions?

I'm new in Linux world. My entrance is due to the awful Windows 8 which came installed by factory in my Asus Vivobook S46CA (i7 / 6GB RAM / 20GB SSD / 1TB HDD). What a bad experience. So I've tried a ...
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Move my swap partition into my extended partition

I accidentally created my swap partition outside of my extended partition. Is it possible to move it inside my extended partition? I need to do this because I have used up my limit of 4 primary ...
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Delete partition /dev/sda2/home

I have my main partition where it is installed ubuntu . /dev/sda1/ -> installed ubuntu. I created the /dev/sda2/home , how do I delete this partition? sudo parted -l Número Início Fim ...
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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 ...