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Fifth partition

I'm trying to install to my Dell Latitude E6540 ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. The problem is that I want to make a fifth partition for storage. The 1st partition is for ubuntu os. The 2nd is for ...
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Creating partition to mount at existing location, moving existing data to new partition

Forever, my ubuntu-studio laptop has been a single-user system, and I've had everything on the computer lumped into one partition. Recently, I've been toying with the idea of adopting a new partition ...
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How to check partition and boot-sector modification time?

I wonder if there is a way to check the date/time (timestamps) of modifications made to the boot sector and partitions, both manual/automated or due to hard disk crashes?
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How to create two partitions with exactly the same size?

I created two partitions using the following commands. parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1 50001 parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1948001 1998001 Each partition should have 50001 ...
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Installing ubuntu in free space of extended partition: “You have not selected any partitions for use as swap space”

Here is a picture of my hdd's partition table : I wish to install Ubuntu in the free space shown in the below picture. However I don't understand how to configure the installation. I chose the ...
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2answers
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Two HDD partitions with the same name result in uncertain directories

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that has a lot of hard drives plugged into it. These hard drives have partitions with old OS's which have a lot of key data that I use often. The problem is, I ...
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remove the skip mounting message

I once had 50gb ntfs and 200 gb ntfs partition and remaining ext4 for ubuntu. I had set them to automount in 'Disks'. Few days ago i uninstalled windows and deleted the two partitions and made new ...
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Unable to partition Ubuntu after installation [duplicate]

installed Ubuntu 14.04 against Windows 7. I installed GParted to partition my harddrive since it had occupied entire disk. But, I'm not able to repartition. Note: After installing Ubuntu replacing ...
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Can I replace elementary OS with Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 as my primary OS in Local disk(C:) and elementary OS (Ubuntu-based OS) as my secondary on some other partition. So I'm dual booting Windows & elementary. I want to remove ...
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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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1answer
64 views

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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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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1answer
56 views

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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1answer
238 views

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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1answer
199 views

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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1answer
132 views

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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1answer
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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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2answers
41 views

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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28 views

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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367 views

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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185 views

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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50 views

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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239 views

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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1answer
42 views

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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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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95 views

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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1answer
295 views

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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1answer
111 views

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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58 views

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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91 views

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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1answer
508 views

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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1answer
287 views

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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1answer
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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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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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2answers
42 views

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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1answer
13k views

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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3answers
175 views

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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1answer
600 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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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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1answer
67 views

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
77 views

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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1answer
109 views

partition wiped after distribution update

My problem: a partition and its files disappeared unbeknownst to me, most likely after updating from 12.10 to 13.04 (though not sure). Before Ubuntu 12.10 I was running Windows 7, with a hard drive ...
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1answer
497 views

recover data lost during Ubuntu installation [duplicate]

I have a drive of 250 gb which i had partitioned into two. 180 gb had a lot of music. It was my lifetime's collection of music. the other 50 gb had windows installed in it and also had Ubuntu 12.10 on ...
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423 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 ...