Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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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 ...
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Why did Ubuntu 14.04 create a 15.8GB swap partition?

I started with Windows 7 on 120GB SSD and Ubuntu 14.04 32bit installed on 60GB partition on separate 1TB HDD. I just did a fresh reinstall of 14.04 64bit on the 1TB HDD. In the installation set up ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer won't recognize free spaces

I use disk management in windows 8 to free some spaces(50 GB). In the installing there was two options: 1-replace Ubuntu 2-Something else. I choose something else but it shows two drives but I have ...
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Windows 7 data recovery after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a 500GB hard disk. While installing Ubuntu, Ubuntu is replaced windows 7. After installation Ubuntu found whole 500Gb storage on Ubuntu itself. I suppose I lost all data on Windows which was ...
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Windows partition recognized as unallocated space

I am new to Linux. I was trying to dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu when I came across this: ubuntu installer won't recognize windows as an OS and the C drive is recognized as "unallocated space" by ...
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Hard Drive has not enough space for installing Ubuntu

After Windows 8 crashed on my Samsung Laptop, I decided to move on to Ubuntu as my new OS. But when I tried to install the full version i've found out that I only have a 3.0 GB space on a Hardrive ...
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invalid partition table?

I'm trying to install ubuntu by usb device, I've extracted the iso ubuntu image to a flash disk then I booted from the usb device but it keeps showing me this message "invalid partition table", so can ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 Using the “Erase entire disk” on windows 8 [duplicate]

I wanted to have dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 8.1. But then out my ignorance/careless ness I have selected the option 'erase entire disk' and later after rebooting I realized that the ...
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How Do I Remove Boot, Home and HP tools From the devices menu?

My computer crashed. This Link Will show you how. Now I have Home,Boot and hp tools in my devices menu.Here is a screenshot of it How Do I remove them. I got all my files back but I cannot ...
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How to find my old Home directory and transfer it to my new Ubuntu?

I installed Windows 7 first in my system and then I got Ubuntu in dual-boot. After that, I used OS-Uninstaller to uninstall Windows 7.Because I didn't know how to use GParted, I used the Ubuntu CD to ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't detect partition on Win7 (Warning: Can't have a partition outside the disk!) [duplicate]

I tried to look it up on the forum but I can't find a solution. I just got a PC laptop (I come from Mac…) installed Win7 and partition my hd in 3 parts, one for Win7, one unformatted for Ubuntu, and ...
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Accidentally deleted my windows 7 while installing ubuntu, trying to reinstall it [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 Ultimate on my desktop and I believe have downloaded the correct ISO file. I've been trying to use GParted and UNetbootin to create a bootable usb by formatting to FAT32, flagging ...
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Windows partition UNKNOWN after Ubuntu installation attempt at dual boot - How to fix?

The idea was to install Win 7 and Ubuntu with dual boot. However, after installation, Gparted shows a /dev/sda1 as an 'unknown' filesystem and its size is 278 GB. All my windows files, data are in ...
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How to recover partition that is lost while installing ubuntu [duplicate]

I am very new to Ubuntu, and in the anxiety to install Ubuntu ended up doing a big mistake. While installation, I chose to overwrite my current windows 7 OS; and thought that it would only format my ...
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I installed ubuntu removing windows 8 and now I am not able to see my other drives

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on the drive on which there was windows 8 installed previously. I formatted that Partition first and later installed Ubuntu in it. I had 5 Partitions excluding windows ...
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make ntfs hdd only visible in Ubuntu

Is it possible to create or make a ntfs partition that only visible in Ubuntu/linux? and how do we make it?
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Unable to access ext4 partition, but can access Fat32 [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu on a new hard disk with several ext4 partitions and 1 fat32 partition for installing windows in the future. I am able to view all partitions in File Manager. The ...
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Unable to find Windows partitions after installing Ubuntu

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I was also using windows 8. I was preparing an un-allocated partition of 25 GB from Windows to Ubuntu. In the installation of Ubuntu I did not find the option of ...
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virtualbox doesnt recognize automonted partition

I have image of virtual win7_64 on a DATA partition which doesn't mount automatically, so.. not to open it manually every time before I run VirtualBox I did: http://askubuntu.com/a/165462/258828 ...
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What happens if you use your windows Partition as a swap? [duplicate]

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I accidentally set my Windows 7 partition as a "swap" during my installation. Now when I boot my computer up, I can't access the windows boot. I'm wondering what ...
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Lost all my partition after installing Ubuntu 14.4 LTS

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a bootable pendrive. Before that I had 3 partitions on my windows system (C:, D:, and E:). During the installation process I thought it would be the same as ...
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File recovery of windows after installing ubuntu [duplicate]

In one of my computers I installed ubuntu 14.04. Actually , I tried to dual-boot in along with windows 7 and I tried to do the partition during the ubuntu installation procedure. Now all of my 500 ...
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exFAT partition on external drive broken from ubuntu?

A while back, I was using a liveCD with an older version of ubuntu (<10) to help a friend move files. Forgetting that my USB drive was exFAT, I plugged it in and it seemed to mount fine. I ...
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unable to change and edit my hard-drives partitions

I have got 130 gigabytes of my 500 gigabyte mac hard-drive partitioned for ubuntu i can't edit the partitions right now. If i was to uninstall ubuntu, would i be able to use/edit the 130gb that was ...
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After installing ubuntu 14.04 my windows 8.1 seems to be missing?

I installed ubuntu 14.04 when it was still in beta, and I clicked the option run along side windows. It seems that it didnt actually do that or possibly broke the boot for it something. I am still ...
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I don't find any of my partitions after reinstalling Ubuntu. What to do?

I had dual-boot PC with window 8 and ubuntu. In windows, I messed up the mbr and boot files and my pc did not boot. I had a copy of Ubuntu 14 DVD and so reinstalled it. Now in ubuntu, I don't find any ...