Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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overwritten some files and folder in root partition

while i was trying to use UNetbootin to create a live USB for Ubuntu i accidentally hit enter while the root partition was selected and not the USB drive , so UNetbootin extracted the "iso" content ...
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Windows can't see a partition after i installed ubuntu

this is my first time installing linux, i'm completely new here. I installed ubuntu on top of Windows 10. I partitioned the drives as i installed ubuntu. Ubuntu can see and access all of them. But ...
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I can not install ubuntu 14.04.2 in my partition.Installation crash

Previously I had dual boot my pc with ubuntu and windows 7.After installing windows 10 I can not install ubuntu in my pc. In installation process from my usb stick I got this message. "The system ...
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How to find details like whether the mounted filesystem is read only or read-write with details of status related to the disk health?

How to find details like whether the mounted file-system is read only or read-write? In addition to it how to find details of the hard disk or partition health status without affecting the data of ...
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Invalid Partition Table

I'm Trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 by USB pendrive. After formatting the USB to Fat32, extracting the iso and booting, I get the error "invalid partition table". I know this is similar to the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 deletes the contents of FAT-Partitions

i am encountering an unusual behavior on my PC an usb-flash-Stick is pluged and mounted as follow: ajava@LT:~/Projekt$ uname -a Linux LT 3.16.0-45-generic #60~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 24 21:16:23 ...
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Installing ubuntu while retaining Windows 8 recovery option

I have a problem with retaining the option to recover Windows 8 on a laptop, Acer Aspire E1. On my own laptop I have Win7 and had a partition called Windows recovery partition and I just left it there ...
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I partitioned my hard drive; now none of my USB devices work

Yesterday I partitioned my main hard drive in Ubuntu, using the graphic installer that is part of the 14.04 Live DVD, so that I could mount the new partition to my home directory. This was successful ...
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What is the efi/esp partition?

Hello what is the esp/efi partition? I know it relates to UEFI but would i end up with a bricked computer that wouldn't even boot to UEFI/BIOS if it were to mistakingly get removed, like is it fixable ...
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Tried to update to Win 10 on dual boot, and entered grub rescue with an error

I have a dual Win7+Ubuntu 14.04 boot. Today I upgraded to Win10, and on the first reboot during the upgrade, grub entered rescue mode with an error "no such partition". After some investigation, I ...
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Partition disappeared for unknown reasons

I have Ubuntu and Windows in dual boot. I made a partition that could be read by both containing all my data and I was used to mount under /media/.. Today I can't see the partition on ubuntu anymore. ...
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Help needed recovering erased boot disk label [duplicate]

I dun goof'd. Up until about an hour a I had a working installation of 14.0 on my 2013 Macbook Air, with full disk encryption as set up in the standard installation process. But tonight, in the ...
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Windows 8 installer complains about MBR partitions, but I don't see any?

I would like to install Windows 8 on my iMac (mid 2010 model). Currently the main OS on the iMac is Ubuntu 14.04. Using gparted I created an NTFS partition in preparation to install Windows 8 on it. ...
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How does dd write to a device node when you usually can't?

Now usually you'll have a partition on your USB drive or whatever, and you can only write things to there. But dd has the ability to write things outside of partitions, presumably in the MBR. How does ...
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Removing Partition in Hard Drive

My laptop hard drive is divided 50/50 between Ubuntu and Mint. I want to remove the partition,remove Mint and free up the space for Ubuntu. How do I do this without destroying the data that I ...
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Wanting to replace pre-installed Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu. Needed help on which partitions to remove and which to keep

I have the following partitions right now on my laptop: 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 260 MB (Healthy EFI System Partition) 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 462.14 GB (Healthy Boot, Primary ...
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External EXT4 Partition vanished. Ubuntu 14.08

I've had partitions disappear before and been able to rebuild and recover, this time its different. I have a Seagate 200g drive that is a couple of years old and showing bad sectors. No problem, I ...
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Installing a second OS next to Ubuntu

At the moment, my notebook us running on Ubuntu 14.04. I want to install a second operating system (windows 8.1) but I can't seem to install it via UEFI. Either the medium is to small(USB stick), ...
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Help Installing Dual Boot Ubuntu on Secondary Hard Drive that has Stuff on it [migrated]

I have partitioned my disks like so. My plan was to install Elementary OS Freya (Based on Ubuntu) on my larger 1TB driver under the 64GB partition. When I go to install it, I get this. My secondary ...
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Ubuntu installation editor not showing partition [duplicate]

I am trying to install ubuntu 15.04 in my desktop. I already have windows 8.1 loaded. I made a partition of 200gb. But when I'm trying to install ubuntu in that partition, whole hard disk is ...
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Accessing my windows partitions under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am very new to Linux so today I decided to get on it.I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 that I use, everything on the installation went very smooth I left every option by default. I logged into ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a Flash Drive [duplicate]

I've been looking and looking and looking, but so far I have not found a way to install a full installation of Ubuntu on a USB flash drive. (Not some Live USB with persistence.) I tried at first to ...
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Is it Safe to install Ubuntu 15.04 with reinstall option without losing partitions

I am in Confusion that is it safer to install Ubuntu 15.04 ( or any other newer release) by the way of "erase Ubuntu and reinstall" option?? Because there was a bug in ubiquity which wipes out ...
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Drives are not showing in computer [duplicate]

I am using Linux first time. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04, but after installing it, it is not showing me the drives or my data. In Disk Utility it is not showing any partition. Actually i just want ...
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kubuntu / Windows xp partition- want to upgrade to windows 7 but keep kbuntu

I have dual boot: Windows XP and Kubuntu. I want to upgrade to windows 7 but naturally want to keep Kubuntu. If i do a clean installation of windows 7 will that delete the Kubuntu partitions on my HD ...
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Live USB creating additional partitions

Does loading Ubuntu from a live USB create additional partitions? Because, every time I load Ubuntu from a live USB, they create small additional partitions (sda1 in screenshot below)! What can I ...
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How to wipe a hard disk completely so that no data recovery tools can retrieve anything? [duplicate]

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 or photorec cannot retrieve any data once formatted to ext4 or any ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 ...