Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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Insufficient permissions to execute files with root access

Recently I had some system problems with Ubuntu, so I reinstalled the system. I have two hard drives, one is used for the system and the other one for files, movies, etc. Before the reinstall I moved ...
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Check file system integrity for all existing partitions

How to check file system integrity for every dev/sdaX block with fsck command? Ubunty LTS 12.04 crashed, then was installed again, from boot into recovery mode. Device Boot Start End ...
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analyzing Testdisk output while trying recovering Win 8 (partitions)

After Ubuntu installation Windows (on Dell Venue Pro 11 with Win 8 preinstalled) does no longer boot. That's what I did before-> I booted Ubuntu from a usb stick, I created a partition in the same ...
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What are /dev/mmcblk0boot0 mmcblk0rpmb

I accidentally zeroed out some block devices which are not the paritions showing up in GParted? What do these do? This device is eMMC disk, an analog of SSD. Not external SD card. /dev/mmcblk0boot0 /...
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alignment on disk

testDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013 Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org> http://www.cgsecurity.org Disk /dev/sda - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - > CHS 121601 255 63 Current ...
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External hard drive initially not accessible after boot

External hard drive is mounted but not accessible: The picture above shows that on boot up my external is seen by fdisk. My external is named "Windows Partition" and on the right half of the ...
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Is there any recommended partition layout for Ubuntu 16.04 aimed to be the only OS for a production environment machine? [closed]

Ubuntu is being considered for adoption in an electronic projects production environment. Since there is a requirement for the entire environment to be always updated, cache for packages and kernels ...
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Install Ubuntu on seperate hard drive

I have two hard drives using and it consists of Windows 8.1. 1st hard drive has 2 partitions and partition C is the Windows partition. In my 2nd hard drive I have partitioned it to 3 partitions. They ...
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/boot partition too small

I get messages saying that the boot partition is too small and it's not able to perform updates. How can I enlarge the boot partition in an easy way? Is there any solution without using sudo. Isn't ...
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i want to add partition on my old ubuntu which has no additional drive

gParted is not working with the dragging and moving. no 'new partition' option is showing, how can i do additional partition? i am using ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
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Setting up new boot partition

I'm migrating my Ubuntu from HDD to SSD. I formatted my SSD to 4k sectors and made 3 partitions: Boot Extended Logical My old HDD was encrypted. However I don't want that any more so I just sudo ...
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Why is ubuntu installer failing to create and mount encrypted partitions?

Before running ubuntu 16.04 installer I made myself a simple partitioning scheme for encrypted home, encrypted /, and encrypted swap. After selecting the proper settings in the "installation type" ...
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Gparted - cannot change size of SSD

I have a Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my Laptop on a SSD and a Windows 7 on a HDD. I'd like to install Kubuntu parallel to Ubuntu on the SSD. Now when trying to install Kubuntu it doesn't show me the ...
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LVM problem on upgrade to 16.04

I upgraded a server from 15.10 to 16.04. All went smoothly and the machine appeared in good state. However, there seems to be a problem with LVM. I have one volume group with several volumes. lvs ...
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How to extend existing partition?

I have added a new hard drive of 500gb size on my ubuntu 14.04 machine: chris@columbus:~$ sudo lshw -C disk *-disk description: SCSI Disk physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/...
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Can't login to Ubuntu 15.10/16.04 after update from 14.04

So I had a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 (I made a question about it), and to solve it, I just upgraded my ubuntu version to 16.04 using partitions; I saved my /home file and erased the rest. The problem ...
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Is there a way to run a command in fstab if a mount fails?

I have an NTFS partition used by both Windows and Ubuntu. However, mounting sometimes fails, and I need to run ntfsfix. Is there a way to automatically run ntfsfix if that partition fails to mount?
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What is Gparted doing when scanning for partitions?

Gparted is extremely more slow when looking for partitions than any command line counterpart. Can anybody explain to me what is Gparted doing that the other tools do not do, in this time? Here are ...
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Create new partition without removing old ones

Im installing ubuntu 16.04 as a duelboot with my windows 7. Im setting the partitions manually because that is recommended. I currently have three partitions, all under the device /dev/sda. The ...
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Re-sizing an extended partition using Gparted

Before anyone jumps to conclusions after reading only the title: no this is not a duplicate of other questions because none of the solutions for similar problems have worked for me. I am trying to ...
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PC not booting after using Windows 7 auto-repair

My home computer has been unusable since a week, and I would like to hear your opinion about my problems. It is a long story, so I will keep it simple, okay? :) I had a dual boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu ...
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Making files on Windows 10 partition native to Ubuntu partition

Just like the title states, I want to make all my files on my Windows partition native to my Ubuntu partition. Right now, I can access all my documents, pictures, etc. while in Ubuntu by: Clicking ...
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Is that possible to add memory to the / partition?

I think I made a mistake while installing my Ubuntu operation system because now there's no free space on the / partition. I already have unallocated memory though. Can that help? Gparted Screenshot:...
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Installed Ubuntu due to Windows 7 failure, need to save windows data drive

I am a first time Ubuntu user. I have installed Ubuntu due to my Windows 7 did not want to boot up (tried safe mode, command line, boot disk, boot from usb....etc. ) On my Windows 7 setup, I have ...
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How many partitions will I be able to create?

I'm preparing to install Lubuntu on my laptop. I have already got stuck once, because apparently my system created two partitions (one recovery and the other I have no idea) and then I had C: and D: ...
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Aloccating free space [duplicate]

Is there a way to allocate this free space in the sda6? Thx. "não alocada" = "non allocated"
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I can't get access to NTFS partition : This location could not be displayed

I have a problem to open the NTFS partition, this problem appeared recently, I need help please.
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“Ghost” volumes' windows showing up in Alt+Tab

I have a strange problem after upgrading to 16.04. I have two volumes that show up when I Alt+Tab, but there are no windows open going around. If I try to open them, by Alt+Tabbing to them, nothing ...
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Can I safely shrink my Windows partition and expand my Ubuntu partition, and can I make the final transition to Ubuntu only in this way?

I had Windows 7 and shrunk the partition, creating a new one (plus swap) for Ubuntu, then I installed Ubuntu. I am enjoying it so much I'm considering using it a lot more than I expected. The problem ...
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How auto-mount an external Flash disk into a home folder

I have a flash disk where I put videos and I want to auto-mount this USB memory stick into the Videos folder when it's plugged to the computer.
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SD Card mounts read-write, but can't edit partitions

I have an SD card that will mount, and I can read and write to it, but I can't edit the partitions. Using the Disks utility, when I try to delete one of the partitions, I get an error saying that the ...
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“uninstall” Ubuntu, delete partitions and install FreeDos

I was testdriving a laptop with Ubuntu for a few days. Now I have to restore it's initial state. Essentially it had one partition for the UEFI and one that was running FreeDos. The UEFI is still there,...
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Restoring a newly created LVM partition to its previous state (physical)

My situation is a bit strange: I was running Ubuntu from a USB stick, then decided to install it alongside my windows 10 - I have 2 internal disks totaling 500gb of memory. At the menu for Installing ...
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Automatically mouting partitions at startup

Other than my OS partition, I have two other partitions on my drive. At startup, one of them is automatically loaded while the other one is not. How to change the settings so that none of them is ...
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Win10 created more than 4 primary partitions, it seems?! gparted is not amused

first the story: I moved my Windows partition "to the left", then were unable to (dual) boot Windows, tried the repair option on the Win8 CD ... and now seem to have more than 4 primary partitions. ...
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What volume should i delete if i want to uninstall Ubuntu?

I want to delete my ubuntu from this computer and i'm having a problem by not knowing what partitions I need to delete. here is a screenshot : if you can recognize which number i need to delete i ...
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Swap Partition Causing Lock ups/Freezes

I recently added a swap partition and it functions properly. However, I have noticed that whenever I run programs that use a lot of memory (use most of my ram and 1 gb of my swap), my GUI locks up, my ...
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I installed Linux Ubuntu and and two partitions with Windows before. Now data is deleted. Is there a way to recover that data?

One partition was for Windows and the other one for docs. It was my first time I installed Linux and I deleted the info. Please help
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In a system that is formed of 3 disks, Install Ubuntu in one of these disks

I have a HP Z440 workstation with three disks: SSD 128 GB SSD 256 GB 2 TB 7200 RPM SATA I would like to install ubuntu in the SSD 256 GB disk. Booting from the ubuntu USB, and trying ubuntu ...
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How to resize the disk partition [duplicate]

Hello I have next to no disk space and I can't resize the partition because it can't be unmounted. It's mounted on '/' . The message says that maybe other partitions are mounted to that location
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How to install Ubuntu to a partitioned DOS disk

I have just bought a new laptop running Free-DOS OS, 4 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD and want to install Ubuntu on it. I have a bootable USB from which I can run Ubuntu 14.04 in "Try Ubuntu mode". I now want to ...
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Ubuntu can't see the D: windows partition

I have installed ubuntu in my laptop and everything was going well, but I had a problem that ubuntu's file manager can't see the windows D: partition. Here is some photos of the problem: in the left ...
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fails to boot 14.04 (dual boot set-up with Win 7) … “no partitions”

New to Ubuntu. I have been using a dual boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu 14.04 for the past few weeks. While using Ubuntu today (Firefox), my system "crashed" and I had to power-off. When I tried to reboot, ...
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How to access Debian /home partition from Ubuntu partition?

I have installed both Debian and Ubuntu on my laptop, with a /home partition for every distro. I am now in Ubuntu and would like to have access to the Debian home. Is it possible? Thanks
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Partitions of Default Install

When the installer automatically sets up partitions during a clean install, what is the outcome? The question is intended to be general, unless of course other factors play a role in allocating space ...
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Cannot mount external hard disk, MFT records error

I am trying to mount a Western Digital "My Book" drive, which I used to share between Linux and Windows. It is formatted in NTFS. When I connect it on Windows, I get the message that the disk is ...
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Can Ubuntu create another partition when is installing? [duplicate]

I only have one partition created and i was thinking, if i wanna have Ubuntu and Windows, can Ubuntu create another partition for itself in the process of installing?
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I cant mount or see files of my sda5 after reinstalling grub

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 I recently had this error of my system dropping to busy box then later on it dropped to grub and could not load further I later found the video on YouTube of reinstalling grub ...
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Auto mount windows partition

I have windows partitions, I want my Ubuntu MATE to auto-mount them at startup, and I don't know how to do this.
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Ubuntu Partition Lost

Last week end I have installed a new Ubuntu release (15.10) next to the existing one (14.10). Until yesterday I could boot either on one or the other. This morning I don't see the 14.10 release ...