Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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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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Unable to detect file system [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 beside windows 7 but each one on a partition i can access windows partition but i cannot access 3rd partition ( /dev/sda3 ) ntfs type and gparted say : file system: unknown ...
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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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Windows 8 Enterprise trial install deleted a separate ubuntu 14.04 partition

I had ubuntu 14.04 installed. I wanted to try out windows 8. So, installed windows 8.1 enterprise evaluation trial using bootable pen drive. After installation, i found out that two of my ...
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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?
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Size of partitions

So I've decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 , which I will use alongside Mac OS X and Windows. My plan was to install Ubuntu on a USB 3.0 external HDD. So far the installation is going fine, but now I ...
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Going from 2 partitions to one [duplicate]

I have partitions set up as in this image: I would like /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda3 to be merged together, e.g. all the contents of my /home directory on /dev/sda3 get moved onto /dev/sda2, so that ...
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Can't see any of the partitioned drive when installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 to a partition on my laptop, and I can't seem to see any of the partitioned drive. What might be the problem?
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Can I count on SSD to distribute wear evenly? [closed]

I checked my SSD to see how much I have written to it over its lifetime to estimate how much life might be left in it. Currently, it the wear amounts to about 50 write cycles, which isn't much, this ...
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Ubuntu installation overwrote my windows [duplicate]

While I was installing Ubuntu, it installed the OS on the entire 1TB hard drive. I had about 800gb of data and it seems I can't access it anymore. The entire hard drive is now occupied with Ubuntu. Is ...
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5th partition without format

I have a 500gb hdd with 4 primary partitions: sda1: ubuntu, sda2: swap (2gb), sda3: win8.1, sda4: logical (sda5 & sda6) storage. while creating all these partitions, i inadvertently left 7gb ...
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Cannot find Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

Is there a solution to this? Gparted gives me Thanks a lot. Best Regards.
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Partition question for Desktop 14.04 Install from 10.04

Tried to install 14.04 with DVD onto existing 10.04 Desktop. The process froze after an error message something like 'could not delete files'which came after a 'Deleting unneeded files' message. I ...
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Lubuntu is not reading a partition of Hard Drive

I have Windows 7 in my laptop. The Windows 7 is installed in the primary Hard Disk(which comes within the laptop). There are 4 partitions C:(labeled as OS),D:(labeled as Recovery),F:(labeled as ...
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Changing Windows Dynamic Disk partition to Basic partition and not the full drive

I have a Lenovo G505s with Win8 installed on it. I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it, I followed all the procedures to Disable the secure boot and fast boot succefully. The problem starts ...
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Resized Ubuntu 14.04 partition will not boot

First, a little background info: I intended to install Ubuntu alongside OS X, but I accidentally erased my entire hard drive and was left with Ubuntu alone. Yesterday, I finally tried to create a ...
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Windows 8.1 erased Ubuntu 14.04 partition

I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed with a Windows 7 dual boot. Now, I've just replaced W7 by Windows 8, but the Ubuntu partition has disappeared! Running fdisk -l doesn't show /dev/sda5 (which was the ...
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grub rescue and unknown filesystem

My hard disk ubuntu 12.04 started showing grub rescue, unknown file system... I have used 'ls' to check the partitions (hd0, hd0,5 and hd0,1)but none of the partitions is allowing me to boot from it. ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows partition when trying to install Ubuntu [duplicate]

I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows7 just to check them however I seem to totally mess it up. I used wubi and wanted to install it on my D drive however I was confused during fixing ...
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Reading Partition Start and End in TestDisk

I'm using TestDisk in an attempt to recover a partition gone terribly awry. Identifying the partition in question should simply be a matter of simply recognizing the location in the disk that it ...
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Ubuntu erased my Windows when I chose to replace old Ubuntu install [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 13.10 and chose to replace the old Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that the new installation also erased my Windows and installed the new Ubuntu using all space available in my ...
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Play on Linux: How do you move the install Location to another partition?

I have a ssd card that duel boots Windows and Ubuntu. My linux partition is running out of room and I want to move my Games to my hard drive partition(1TB).
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Command-line: Create new partition using the largest continuous free space

I want a shell script to create a new partition on /dev/sdb using all the available partitioned space, without touching existing partitions. My aim would be to create a new encrypted luks partition, ...
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Cannot delete .Trash-503 directory, returns a $RECYCLE.BIN.trashinfo: Input/output error

I cannot delete .Trash-503 folder via GUI or terminal, it returns a $RECYCLE.BIN.trashinfo: Input/output error Not even sudo rm -r or even a simple ls works in that trash directory. Check terminal ...
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How do I repair a Fat 32 Filesystem Partition “input/output error”

Some how the partition (Dev/sda2) partition got deleted. So I use TestDisk to bring it back... The first time I did it it erase the whole hard drive... The second time it did restore the partition ...