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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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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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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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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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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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dualboot win8.1 and ubuntu13.10 already have 4 primary partitions [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-150 and I would like to install Ubuntu without erasing my Windows8.1 Installation. The Problem is I have four primary Partitions on my Laptop which are: -msftres ...
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Splitting one partition into three

I bought a new laptop which had ubuntu installed in it and now I want to install windows8 on it along side ubuntu with dual boot, so I need separate partitions for windows, ubuntu and my data. I want ...
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Partition Disks on VirtualBox When installing Ubuntu Server

Which option should I select in the 'Partition disks' screen when installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 x64 on an Oracle VirtualBox? Options are: Guided - resize SCSI3 (0,0,0), partition #5 (sda) and ...
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Can I restore GPT info from MBR ?

I had a problem where my ubuntu installer would not recognize my windows partition, so i looked it up, and someone suggested 'zapping' GPT from my hdd with sudo gdisc /dev/sdb followed by x, z, y, n. ...
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How can I resize my partition inside extended partition giving its space from outside of extended partition?

I am having this set up at the moment : and I would like to give the unallocated space between /dev/sda3/ and /dev/sda4 to /dev/sda5`. How can I do that now ?
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How to separate disk partition after complete installation?

I have following setup.i want a new separate 200gb partition. i'll try fdisk /dev/sda to command new partition via but i can't exactly.i need help Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 ...
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Migrate server with Clonezilla to larger disk

I have a virtual Ubuntu server with a 40 GB hdd. I used Clonezilla and created an disk image of that server. The reason I want to clone it is because of disk space (I need more). The other server is ...
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How can I change partition ext4 boot options?

I want to make boot-able to my user a partition called "backup". My intention is keep here data. To be accessed with "DiskInternals Linux Reader" on windows, and from my user on linux. However I ...
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Permission denied after creating home partition

I have recently created a separate home partition following this tutorial https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving. Since I’m still a newbie in the Linux (struggling to learn) I felt ...
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How do I change volume sizes on Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 without reinstalling?

I have a HP DL380 G7 Server with the HW Raid configured at Raid 1+0. Previously, I have 146GB LFF SAS Installed but I since have upgraded to 600GB LFF SAS Drives. Since the Mirror Rebuilding was ...
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/, /home and swap partition sizes when using multiple drives [duplicate]

I'm about to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer and I'm wondering how big each partition should be. I read that the swap area should be twice the size of your install RAM and I figured /home should ...
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how can I recover data? [duplicate]

while installing ubuntu 13.04 I have selected replace win7 with ubuntu after installing I have lost all my data that is stored in local disk:D, is there any solution that i can get my lost data, ...
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Problem with Windows and Ubuntu installation

I wanted to reintall the windows 7 OS, and I put all my stuff in D partition. After that I couldn't install windows 7 and I tried ubuntu, and I made the D partition a swap partion (with the "FORMAT" ...
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How to fix Incorrect filesystem property information? [duplicate]

My hard drive has four partitions. Windows 80gb Ubuntu Linux 70gb Storage 530gb Recovery 14gb I used Gparted (booted Linux from pen drive) to remove 30 GB from storage and subsequently ...
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unallocating or freeing some space to install another OS [duplicate]

I would like to install another OS besides Ubuntu for this I need to have some space but I cannot find how to unallocate space how to do it.
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Install Ubuntu inside/alongside windows 7 [duplicate]

I'm confused about Ubuntu, last time I installed it, I lost all my Data on hard drive (as I have no experience of Ubuntu). But still I love this operating system as I want some change, the thing I ...
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Should I remove one partition before installing Ubuntu?

I have more than one partition (4). Should I remove some before partitioning to fit Ubuntu (windows 8)? I am keen to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 onto my windows 8 HP laptop. I would like to install it ...
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542 views

Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 partition not showing up in partitioning tools

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 alongside Windows 7. I only gave the partition about 15 gb of space, as I installed it through the installation GUI. I wanted to add some more space to it's ...
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648 views

12.04 LTS, tried making bootable USB stick, Startup Disk Creator erased my backup drive!

I used Startup Disk Creator to try and make a bootable USB ubuntu stick to install on my new ultrabook. I had my 2TB backup USB drive attached, as I had just backed up everything on the flash drive. ...
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How to remove windows [duplicate]

I want to remove windows and delete it's partition. Also I want to enlarge the Linux partition to fill up the free'd up space. Can anyone explain me how to do that? I installed it via windows using ...
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1answer
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If I remove a partition that was there first, does my second partition get access to the whole drive?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 Dual-Booted (no UEFI crap, older computer). Windows 8 was installed first, Ubuntu second. I want to remove my Windows 8 Using OS-Uninstaller, but if i do so, does ...
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384 views

Missing operating system single boot Ubuntu on Mac

I wanted to replace Mac OS X with Ubuntu completely so I put the Ubuntu .img on a USB drive and ran it and chose the replace osx option in Ubuntu's install menu. I realize this was a stupid way ...
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Need Help For Partition

My laptops (compaqcq43-400tu) hard disk space is 500 GB. How can I maintenance partitioning for my system? I mean, for root/home/swap- How many spaces should I include for these categories?
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Replace Fedora Partition With Ubuntu

So I tried installing Fedora along side Windows 7 and after a week of using Fedora, I can't stand it and I'm switching back to Ubuntu. I'm unsure of how to install Ubuntu in place of Fedora. Below is ...
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Picking a Partition in installer

I was installing Ubuntu and I had no idea which partition was the one I created for Linux. I called it Linux and its a "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". I think thats what it's supposed to be but I can't ...
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How are partitons handled in Ubuntu, compared to Windows?

How are partitions in my hard disk handled in Ubuntu? I want to draw parallels with what Windows does. Let's say I have a HDD formatted as ext4, if I create 2 partitions and mount them at /data-part ...
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What are “/run/lock” and “/run/shm” used for?

I just want to know where and how /run/lock and /run/shm can help our PC . $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 56G 13G 41G 24% / udev ...