Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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Partition issue

I had Windows 10 and wanted to switch to ubuntu. I've created a boot usb, put it on my laptop, restarted. Then I selected to erase everything and install. The problem is I loose my boot partition. ...
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How to add this unallocated space to ubuntu partition

Ok so my situation is a little bit different. I'm relatively new to Ubuntu so I'm not figuring out how to add the unallocated space to the Ubuntu partition so I can make it bigger? The other ntfs ...
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Why doesn't my files bookmark work until I manually access the drive?

I have a new partition, and I can access it, I have my data on it, it shows up under other devices in gnome files. I made a bookmark to a folder on the drive in files and thought everything was ok, ...
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How to make a save partition for personal files?

How can i make a partition for example for photos. Something like disk D: in windows. I already installed ubuntu 14.04.3 on my computer. I would like to split /dev/sda2 which has 750gb and make some ...
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Restore a GPT partition table that was backed up by using TestDisk utility

I ran a test run with TestDisk utility on my working partition table and end up with unbootable complete mess. But it saved my old partition list to a backup.log before proceeding. I could access ...
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How do I unlock non-partitioned space from my HDD?

When I installed my ubuntu, I only made partitions for ext4 and swap, but now i have 1.5 Tb of free space and I cant use it. What should I do?
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How to access ext4 type partition in Ubuntu?

I am unable to write to an ext4 type partition on my external SD Card that I intend to use on my android device. The options in the permissions tab are greyed out. How can I acesss the partition and ...
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fallocate fails on encrypted partition

I use JRiver mediacenter, which uses some sort of database to cache the images for flac, mp3 etc. However, it was failing to display said images, and the cache tables, stored in my encrypted home ...
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Dual Boot which Windows partitions should be removed?

I want to reinstall my Windows 10. If I am correct I need to delete the ntfs Files System, that is the partition sda2 and sda3, right ? I should not delete sda1 because it is the partition used for ...
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Installed Ubuntu, partitions not visible

Today I installed Ubuntu 15.10 from USB. I formatted entire 1000GB HDD and created 2 partitions, one of 750GB, and the other of 250GB. The problem is, I can't find them anywhere. Typed lsblk in ...
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Problem with install Ubuntu - don't see partitions [duplicate]

Hi I have win 8 and problem with install ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64 I can create USB pendrive bootable and when installer search any other system (I have win8) he can't see it and want clean disk. ...
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How to change a HDD NTFS partition into a ext4 partition without to loss any? [duplicate]

Can we change a HDD NTFS partition into a ext4 partition, without to loss any? How? Greetings & Blessings from Chile! Juan
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Problem with the root

I would like to know if my drive is properly sized and if I have to make any changes. I usually have problems of space in the root when installing updates. The masage say I don't have enought space in ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04?

I have Windows and Ubuntu 12.04 running. I wanted to upgrade to 15.04, but the upgrade manager doesn't give that option. I tried How to install software or upgrade from an old unsupported release? ...
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Shared Home Directory

I have recently installed 4 Linux operating systems for testing purposes on a laptop: Elementary OS Freya, Ubuntu 15, Mint 17, Apricity OS (based on Arch). I want to set Elementary's, Mint's and ...
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Can't make all the three partition (root,swap and home) [duplicate]

Everytime I tried to create a partition...it can't be created...when I go to something else in installation ...I tried to create 3 partition from the free space.. But every time only two of them are ...
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Merging partitions microSD card [duplicate]

I formatted this two partitions of my microSD card and now I want to merge them.. How to do that?
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How can I safetly reduce a partition's size?

I have an NTFS partition, with very important data on it, of course, and I want to reduce its size to create a new partition. The partition is around 40% used (60% free space). I know we can use ...
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How to resize ubuntu partition

I have got 3 partitions. partition on /dev/sda1 is for files. partition on /dev/sda2 is for microsoft windows (in this partition i have got unallocated space). partition on /dev/sda3 is extended ...
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Why is my partition not at top level inside the media folder? [duplicate]

I have a partition with my data that used to be at the path /media/my_partition_with_data_name, now, after having reinstalled ubuntu, is instead at /media/ubuntu_user_name/my_partition_with_data_name. ...
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How do I extend mint root partition using a previous un allocated size?

I want to extend sda5 using sda8 with out losing any data.
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Read-only file system

I can't format/delete partition on usb flash drive. I receive an error: Read-only file system. I tried different solutions: root@vi:/# dmesg | grep -i panic root@vi:/# mount /dev/sdc1 on ...
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What is the normal format for files on ubuntu ? [duplicate]

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm so new to it as I was using windows before. As poeple told me I need three partitions ( Swap , ext4 , partition for normal files and folders ) it was recommended to ...
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How to change the physical location of predeterminated user folders [duplicate]

Is there a way to change the physical location (real HDD partition) of the predeterminated user folders? I'm talking about the folders the system put automatically into the main system partition: ...
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Partition recognized as unusable during ubuntu installation

I want to dual boot windows 7 with ubuntu but during installing ubuntu shows the partition i created for ubuntu in windows as unusable.Basically i have 3 partition and one system reserved. Partition ...
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Windows 10 Kubuntu dual boot, not recognized

Hi I'm new to dual booting and Ubuntu in general, I have a windows 10 PC that I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu Gnome and couldn't get it to install correctly because my stock hard drive had 7 ...
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Mount partition that requires credentials automatically on startup

I have a dual boot of two 14.04 distros on my laptop, and because of limited hard drive space, I want one install to be able to automatically mount and have read/write rights on the main partition of ...
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lvscan not listing logical volume

I am trying to recover data from another disk which has lvm. I have booted from another disk, and I can see the disk - Even if I luksOpen it, I get - In either case lvscan or vgs or pvs do not ...
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stuck on partitions screen, no partitions showing up

I was trying to install 14.04.3. I got to the partition screen, and nothing seems to work. No partitions show up: When I click install now: I was also unable to connect to Internet. Is there ...
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File manager stopped displaying partitions.

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. Everytime I clicked on the file icon of the file manager previously it displayed a list of partitions on the left hand side with the right portion being the files in my home ...
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Ubuntu after Windows 7 disk unrecognized

I've formatted the disk and installed Windows 7 on a pre-installed Windows 8. (UEFI - disabled secure boot) When I try to install Ubuntu from a live CD, it cant recognize my HDD partitions, not even ...
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Can't boot after deleting partition [duplicate]

So I deleted dev/sda3, here you can see how it was BEFORE deleting itimage I tried using boot repair but it showed me this error "GPT detected. Please create a BIOS-Boot partition" Maybe I changed the ...
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Can't rezise Ubuntu partition from live usb [duplicate]

I have 300 GB approx that is unallocated so I tried to put that space on my Ubuntu partition that only has 90 GB approx. When I boot GParted from the live usb, it doesn't let me add that space.
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swap partition limits my drive

why is the swap disk not just a file inside the main partition? setting as a seperate partition limits my ability to extend 1 partition for anaother O.S.
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how to get rid partitions on a USB on linux

i used a USB to boot up and install Linux and it partitioned about 4g of the USB and im not sure how i can get rid of the partition on it.
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How do I access other extended partitions if I create a linux-swap in one extended partition ?

I am asking this because I have tried ubuntu in live session and I couldn't access my extended partition which I created only for data storing and other one is for linux-swap . I checked the disk ...
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How to restore data on the partition installed Ubuntu 15.04

On my laptop, I have a NTFS partition to contain my data. I decide to use Ubuntu 15.04. During the installation, I've made a big mistake, I've chosen the DATA partition instead of the partition ...
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Wich partition is better to use in a Nokia booklet 4g?

Hi i'm planning an installation of Lubuntu in a NOkia Booklet 4G but i don't know much about partition tables and formats. Wich format would be good for the hardware? specs
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Impossible to rewrite my Partitions Table with my two Linux partitions although there is no ovelap

Due to a bug created by Windows 10, I am trying to rewrite the partitions table of my hard disk with TestDisk. I had a Dual Boot environment (Windows / Ubuntu) and I had two Linux partitions ...
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Grub not listing windows partition

I have a windows partition on my ubuntu 14.04 but I've not used it in a while and have now noticed I can't see it in the grub boot loader. I've tried sudo fdisk -l and get the output Disk /dev/sda: ...
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What is best way to install ubuntu alongside windows 7 ? [duplicate]

I read many paper and I am just utterly confused . Some says don't use first option in Ubuntu install type (install Ubuntu alongside them) and you must use last option ( something else) . Dell Inc ...
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How can I make more than 4 partitions in a hard disk?

I have installed ubuntu in 3 partitions and I want to install it in an empty space, but I can't; I think I must to do more partitions. Screenshot:
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How can I add these two unallocated spaces to my main partition? [duplicate]

I have these two unallocated spaces I want to add to ext4 but when I right click them all the options are locked.
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How to change partition [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu but i dont know how to enter to my Windows 10 partition if I want. I want to install Ubuntu in the "main part" of my Hard drive and I will have a partition of Windows10 if I ...
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update-grub fails /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of '/cow'

The HD of my computer (/dev/sda) has 3 partitions (/dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, /dev/sda3), each containing a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate (restored from a Clonezilla partition image). Using an Ubuntu ...
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moving files into hard drive partition using terminal deleted few directories on the partition

I'm a linux newbie and have dual-booted my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows8. I moved few files from ubuntu home directory to a partition of my hard disk using terminal. This deleted few ...
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Unable to make new partition in SD card

I used following command to make new partition in my 32 gb Samsung SD card. sudo fdisk /dev/sdb Then pressed letter o to create a new empty DOS partition table. But it came up with following ...
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When removing Ubuntu for windows should I delete all partitions?

I'm about to install Windows 10 from a usb. Currently the only operating system on my computer is Ubuntu. I want to remove Ubuntu for windows 10 and probably create a dual boot at a later time. When ...
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lost my files after mounting a partition as home folder [duplicate]

I made a bad mistake . I mounted a partition as home folder based on this post after reinstalling ubuntu my previous home folder mounts as an externall drive and I'v lost all of my files in my ...
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What partitions should I see when using Gparted?

When I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 and I get to creating partitions for Ubuntu in gparted, I see tons of partitions which I have no idea what they are. On windows partition ...