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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GUI program to create partition backup image no larger than its files?

I like 'Disks' (gnome-disk-utility) and its ability to create backups of system partitions. But at some point I read on the internet about a program that would create such images that are not as ...
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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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How do I remove a partition from elements external hard-drive?

The hard drive was partitioned to have a ubuntu ISO boot as we didn't have a 2GB USB at the time to just put ubuntu on (What a fail I know -.-'). This partition was made with backtrack 5 KDE R3 (...
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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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/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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/run out of space due to systemd

I'm running 14.10 server edition, and I'm finding that my /run parititon is out of space. The paritioning scheme is the default one from the installer, with encrypted home and using LVM. This was ...
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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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How do I mount a folder from another partition?

Is there a command to mount a folder from one partition to my main partition? Example of what I'd like to do, which obviously doesn't work: mount /media/tc1/folder /home/dvad/home If not by using ...
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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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Detect and mount devices

I upgraded Ubuntu today and everything works smooth except that Ubuntu doesn't detect any other storage devices. My / and /home partitions work fine, but my other partitions are just not detected. I ...
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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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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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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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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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How to prepare a disk on an EFI based PC for Ubuntu?

My computer has UEFI based BIOS and I want to start over from scratch. The PC came with Windows installed - I later installed Ubuntu alongside. I want to completely re-build my whole disk and ...
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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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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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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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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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Resize hard drive partition [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu besides Windows XP and it is using only 5.9 GB of total drive space. I would like to know how to increase the size?
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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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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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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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Why encrypt the swap partition

I have seen on this site that many Linux users encrypt the swap partition. What are the benefits of encrypting swap?
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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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“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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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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Stop init process using /var partition so I can umount it?

I need to reduce the /var partition of a remote Ubuntu server so I can't use a live cd or anything similar. I tried unmounting it but this happened umount /var/ umount: /var: device is busy. (...
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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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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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How to wipe a hard disk completely so that no data recovery tools can retrieve anything? [duplicate]

How can I do a disk low level formatting in Ubuntu on an external hard disk so that any data recovery tools like test-disk or photorec cannot retrieve any data once formatted to ext4 or any file-...
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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