Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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Can't access any of the partition using ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

When i click on any partition this message appear Error mounting /dev/sda8 at /media/neo/Programs: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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New to ubuntu, experiencing problems

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 TLS. While I took my time and read a lot of stuff to familiarize myself, there are still some problems that are continuing to puzzle me. I installed ubuntu on a ...
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Installing ubuntu with Windows - installer can't see partitions

I know there were many questions in this area, but i'm still unable to install ubuntu without formating whole disk. I've got Windows 8 and 4 partitions 100 GB - windows 30 GB 117 GB 418 GB and 30GB ...
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GPT partition scheme

I'm reinstalling my operating systems to use GPT and am willing to do it properly this time... I'm intending to use the following partition scheme: sda |-- sda1 500 MiB EFI |-- sda2 100 GiB Linux ...
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Can I merge these partitions or will it break my chromebook?

Ok I am a linux beginner and I need some serious help. Product info: Acer c7 chromebook with chromeOS and xubuntu 12.04 (i think) dual booted using 'crouton'. My problem is that my main/root ...
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Clonezilla Syslinux and partition Mounting

I recently cloned my current Ubuntu working environment (12.04) to an ext4 partition of my external hard drive using clonezilla. When I wanted to boot from this partition I get the error message from ...
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Switching Windows and Linux Partitions

So basically I want to copy my windows partitions /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2 to /dev/sda3 and /dev/sda4 I want to then move my linux partition of /dev/sda5 to /dev/sdb Basically /deb/sdb is my primary ...
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What does “desc_blocks” in resize2fs means?

I expanded my partition with resize2fs after expanding my logical volume. It was a success, but I am curious what is the meaning of old_desc_blocks and new_desc_blocks when i run sudo resize2fs ...
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No unused kernels in /boot but still 100% full

My /boot partition is "full" but actually only the used kernel is inside. I found similar questions and I followed the instructions for unused kernels removal. I am using 3.2.0-58-generic-pae and I've ...
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Best Format For Partition

Which format should I use as a storage partition between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10? I've been trying to change the ownership and permissions and discovered in my research that NTFS partitions aren't ...
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Lost partition while installing Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu. Earlier I was using window 7 and had 2 drives. A few minutes back I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. While installing, I selected the "replace Windows 7" option, and now I can ...
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ZFS mirror with two partitions on the same disk, safe?

I would like to create mirrored partitions on a single disk to protect against bit rot. I understand this will not protect against hardware failure. Seeing as ZFS is intended to work with drives, ...
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What partitions are being used by Ubuntu and Windows 8?

I have 8 partitions on my computer. 2 Of them are being used by Windows and one is being used by Ubuntu. I may soon remove Ubuntu, however I have no idea what the swap partition is for Ubuntu. I just ...
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2 Windows bootable partitions

I installed ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 7 on my laptop and now I have two bootable windows partitions sda1 and sda2. There is a third partition for windows sda3 as recovery. is this normal after ...
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Encrypted swap folder: errors at boot

The start of the thread is there --> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2212889 I am posting here in the hope that someone would kindly be able to provide me with more info and has happened and ...
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Ubuntu Install Unknown Partitions

So i want to install Ubuntu and im booting from USB. Im new to Ubuntu. When i click SOMETHING ELSE, it shows 4 partions: the first of 1mb, sda1, unknown free space, second of 100mb sda2 (that i know ...
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Help with partitions [duplicate]

I recently dual booted Windows and Ubuntu, giving Ubuntu 150GB of my 500GB hard drive. I have uninstalled all of the programs that work on Linux from my Windows and then reinstalled them on my Ubuntu, ...
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How to fix overlapped partitions in the MBR table?

My Ubuntu installed on PC is stucked at boot screen. So, I tried to install anew, but partition table is shown empty at installation wizard. I learned that my partitions overlapped. I found this link ...
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Unable to access auto-mounted partition from Steam

Before I start, I am using Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit, I have all the latest updates (including the latest Steam Beta Client). Using the Steam client I have been unable to install or run games from another ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, I have the following issue: I have Windows 7 x64, with three partitions: C: for system files and such (100 GB), D: for games, photos, stuff like that (320 GB) and U:, which I ...
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Cant access partitions [closed]

I have just replaced ubuntu 13.10 with windows. I have created some partitions in windows. Now after installing ubuntu I cant see that partitions... how can I access it.
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Every time I try to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, it fails [duplicate]

How do I add space to my /boot directory? Every time I try to upgrade I am told that I need 20MB more space (for a total of about 80MB), and I have already run commands to free up all unused kernels ...
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I want to reinstall Ubuntu but I do not know which partitions to delete

So, I went to GParted and I know that I must delete the ext4 partition and the Linux Swap partition (image above). My question is if that unknown partition has anything to do with Linux. Hope you ...
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Resizing Ubuntu 13.10 partitions

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 to this device ( picture below ) , and it has the following partitions on the picture below, i can't resize the extended partition, i want to create a NTFS partition on same ...
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Start-up Situation

Recently replaced Windows 8 with Ubuntu. At start-up I receive the following Unlocking the disk/dev/disk/by-uuid/b7bc470f-59f7-47d1-b2a7-230cc562c3(sda5_crypt) Enter paraphrase What does it ...
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Disk utility in ubuntu desktop [duplicate]

How can I go to Disk Utility in order to rename the HDD partitions? I am trying Ubuntu 12.04 from USB. Disk Utility is shown as installed but I can't access it.
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Restoring lost data: “This partition can't recovered.”

I need someones help to my newly installed ubuntu 13.10 64-bit version. So, at first, I will use live session from my USB flash drive that has ubuntu inside. And then after I get back to my operating ...
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Freeing Up Partition Space [duplicate]

I have a 10GB Ubuntu partition and I am starting to run out of hard disk space. What are some large things I can remove to free up space and where are they located?
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Try Ubuntu 13.10 from usb not showing all drives

I'm booting from a USB drive and selected the option Try Ubuntu (Ubuntu 13.10). Once it starts, it is showing only 2 partitions, the one where windows is installed and the other as unlabeled (this ...
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Retrieve Data on hard drive

So my computer crashed and as of now I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB. I'm using the try option because for some reason it won't let me do a full install. I researched and realized that ...
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Lost Partitions [duplicate]

I installed Xubuntu choosing the option "write over windows partition" or something like that. This installed over all my partitions. I opened terminal, and typed the commands lsblk and it shows that ...
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Erase partition and install Ubuntu on entire disk

I have 2 partitions (Windows and Ubuntu 13.04) and I am asked which one to boot each time I turn on my computer. I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 to the entire disk. I do not mind if all previous ...
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Windows 8 to Ubuntu, new Acer Aspire V3-772G

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my new Acer Aspire V3-772G. Unfortunantly, when I boot from my bootable USB drive with nomodeset it doesn't load the graphical interface, but when I click ctrl+alt+1 ...
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How to rename /dev/sdax(partitions) in Linux

I made a partition like /part on my machine with some important data... But I can't stand the name of it... I want a clear solution to resolve it and change the name of it to for example /test... ...
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Can an exisiting swap partition be merged into a new partition as a logical volume?

I am using a dual boot setup (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). The first two partitions belong to Windows and the third and fourth are the ubuntu system and swap partions respectively. All of these ...
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unity not searching my mounted volumes

I am searching files in another volume the ubuntu has been mounted. And after mounting the volume I am not able to search files and folders of volume. What could be the possible solution to this ...
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How to require mount with password of other internal hdd partitions for all mount-style applications (with udev)

I am trying to block access to other partitions with different file systems on the same physical hdd (layout: gpt) by preventing any partition mounting without requiring a password. FSTAB takes care ...
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Install Ubuntu but keep Local disk D and its content

I want to install Ubuntu and remove Windows 7. I choosed Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu option. Now it shows me which HDD disk to use and says that 3 partitions willbe deleted. But I need to install ...
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Black screen after splash and partition file system unknown

Problem Since yesterday. when I boot the computer, after the splash logo, the screen turns black. I can go to a tty screen, but anything that I try to open graphically fails. (I am not the most ...
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How can I delete files and folders which are in another partition with Del key?

I am not able to delete files by pressing the Del key once in my data partition. However, I can do it with files in my home folder. I'm using Ubuntu GNOME 13.10. It's a NTFS partition with rw ...
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Recommended size in percentage for each partition

I have seen most of dedicated hosting companies servers always have multiple partition for various folders. I have tried to follow some guide lines on my own on virtual box. I always use swap space as ...
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viewing files from a windows ddrescue image [duplicate]

I recently used ddrescue to image a failing 1TB drive /dev/sdb to an image file on /media/tuxbox/.../rescued_1tb_image.img I am currently having issues mounting this image file because it may contain ...
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Query on partition size

Have provided 25GB(/), 8GB(Swap) and left the balance space(around 280GB) as it is with out formatting during the installation. What i did is correct or will this be effected in future for any reason. ...
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I want to uninstall ubuntu but my mac reads my Live USB as if it was the linux partition not the installer?

So I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu Linux from my mac. I am trying to use the Live USB to go into the gparted app to delete the linux partitions. Although, something strange is happening. When my ...
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During ubuntu installation , why do we need to create home mount point [duplicate]

When we install ubuntu as a separate partition along windows, we create mount point for root. /home also resides inside /.Then why do we need to create separate mount point for /home.What is the ...
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HD bad blocks: is there a way to repair them?

During the last month Ubuntu starts having some problems: it shuts down suddenly without any apparent reason.. I figured out that the problem is in the hard disk, if I run this command: $ sudo ...
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Will this backup the partition contents of both linux and windows?

The partition table of my /sda disk got corrupted. I don't know the details of what happened exactly, but I can still read the disk, and boot into Linux, but not into Windows 8 anymore. I'm quite new ...
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Create a bootable ubuntu backup partition [duplicate]

This question is asked many times but I haven't got the right answer. What I want is to create a partition where I backup my current Ubuntu partition that appears in the GRUB menu. If one day my ...
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Will I lost my data or not?

I have ubuntu 12.04 in my system.I stored Data in /home Directory (I have given one partition of hard disk to this /home folder). and my home directory /home/user. Now my question is that If I ...
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How to remove NTFS partition in Ubuntu Launcher?

I am new to Ubuntu, and just installed Ubuntu12.04 along with a dual boot for Windows 7. And I was following some tutorial on booting up Ubuntu with the NTFS partition of Windows 7 mounted, I did ...