Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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How to create an encrypted partition?

I am trying to create an encrypted partition, and while I format it I get the option to choose the partition type (fat/ext2/ext3/ext4/xfs/reiserfs/minix/ntfs). Is there any benefit of choosing one ...
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Why /dev/disk/by-id/ change after a suddenly server power-off?

I'm management a server that in /etc/fstab have references to some partitions using /dev/disk/by-id/DISK_ID-partN. The server suddenly power-off and DISK_ID part of /dev/disk/by-id/DISK_ID-partN ...
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overwritten some files and folder in root partition

while i was trying to use UNetbootin to create a live USB for Ubuntu i accidentally hit enter while the root partition was selected and not the USB drive , so UNetbootin extracted the "iso" content ...
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Windows can't see a partition after i installed ubuntu

this is my first time installing linux, i'm completely new here. I installed ubuntu on top of Windows 10. I partitioned the drives as i installed ubuntu. Ubuntu can see and access all of them. But ...
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I can not install ubuntu 14.04.2 in my partition.Installation crash

Previously I had dual boot my pc with ubuntu and windows 7.After installing windows 10 I can not install ubuntu in my pc. In installation process from my usb stick I got this message. "The system ...
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How to find details like whether the mounted filesystem is read only or read-write with details of status related to the disk health?

How to find details like whether the mounted file-system is read only or read-write? In addition to it how to find details of the hard disk or partition health status without affecting the data of ...
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Invalid Partition Table

I'm Trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 by USB pendrive. After formatting the USB to Fat32, extracting the iso and booting, I get the error "invalid partition table". I know this is similar to the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 deletes the contents of FAT-Partitions

i am encountering an unusual behavior on my PC an usb-flash-Stick is pluged and mounted as follow: ajava@LT:~/Projekt$ uname -a Linux LT 3.16.0-45-generic #60~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 24 21:16:23 ...
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Resetting Fstab on 14.04

Heres the thing, my windows operating system 8 crashed due to a virus(so i assume)..It got the blue screen of death. I tried everything to recover it and nothing worked. So i decided to install ubuntu ...
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I partitioned my hard drive; now none of my USB devices work

Yesterday I partitioned my main hard drive in Ubuntu, using the graphic installer that is part of the 14.04 Live DVD, so that I could mount the new partition to my home directory. This was successful ...
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What is the efi/esp partition?

Hello what is the esp/efi partition? I know it relates to UEFI but would i end up with a bricked computer that wouldn't even boot to UEFI/BIOS if it were to mistakingly get removed, like is it fixable ...
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Installing ubuntu while retaining Windows 8 recovery option

I have a problem with retaining the option to recover Windows 8 on a laptop, Acer Aspire E1. On my own laptop I have Win7 and had a partition called Windows recovery partition and I just left it there ...
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Tried to update to Win 10 on dual boot, and entered grub rescue with an error

I have a dual Win7+Ubuntu 14.04 boot. Today I upgraded to Win10, and on the first reboot during the upgrade, grub entered rescue mode with an error "no such partition". After some investigation, I ...
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Changing Windows Dynamic Disk partition to Basic partition and not the full drive

I have a Lenovo G505s with Win8 installed on it. I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it, I followed all the procedures to Disable the secure boot and fast boot succefully. The problem starts ...
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Partition disappeared for unknown reasons

I have Ubuntu and Windows in dual boot. I made a partition that could be read by both containing all my data and I was used to mount under /media/.. Today I can't see the partition on ubuntu anymore. ...
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Windows 8 installer complains about MBR partitions, but I don't see any?

I would like to install Windows 8 on my iMac (mid 2010 model). Currently the main OS on the iMac is Ubuntu 14.04. Using gparted I created an NTFS partition in preparation to install Windows 8 on it. ...
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Help needed recovering erased boot disk label [duplicate]

I dun goof'd. Up until about an hour a I had a working installation of 14.0 on my 2013 Macbook Air, with full disk encryption as set up in the standard installation process. But tonight, in the ...
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Removing Partition in Hard Drive

My laptop hard drive is divided 50/50 between Ubuntu and Mint. I want to remove the partition,remove Mint and free up the space for Ubuntu. How do I do this without destroying the data that I ...
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How does dd write to a device node when you usually can't?

Now usually you'll have a partition on your USB drive or whatever, and you can only write things to there. But dd has the ability to write things outside of partitions, presumably in the MBR. How does ...
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External EXT4 Partition vanished. Ubuntu 14.08

I've had partitions disappear before and been able to rebuild and recover, this time its different. I have a Seagate 200g drive that is a couple of years old and showing bad sectors. No problem, I ...
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Wanting to replace pre-installed Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu. Needed help on which partitions to remove and which to keep

I have the following partitions right now on my laptop: 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 260 MB (Healthy EFI System Partition) 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 462.14 GB (Healthy Boot, Primary ...
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Installing a second OS next to Ubuntu

At the moment, my notebook us running on Ubuntu 14.04. I want to install a second operating system (windows 8.1) but I can't seem to install it via UEFI. Either the medium is to small(USB stick), ...
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Ubuntu installation editor not showing partition [duplicate]

I am trying to install ubuntu 15.04 in my desktop. I already have windows 8.1 loaded. I made a partition of 200gb. But when I'm trying to install ubuntu in that partition, whole hard disk is ...
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I can't access windows 7 dual boot with 12.04

I'm hoping it's not all gone. I have tried boot-repair -- http://paste.ubuntu.com/7780801/ I had a windows recovery partition, but I can't access that. Only Ubuntu in grub. GParted screenshot: ...
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Accessing my windows partitions under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am very new to Linux so today I decided to get on it.I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 that I use, everything on the installation went very smooth I left every option by default. I logged into ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a Flash Drive [duplicate]

I've been looking and looking and looking, but so far I have not found a way to install a full installation of Ubuntu on a USB flash drive. (Not some Live USB with persistence.) I tried at first to ...
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Is it Safe to install Ubuntu 15.04 with reinstall option without losing partitions

I am in Confusion that is it safer to install Ubuntu 15.04 ( or any other newer release) by the way of "erase Ubuntu and reinstall" option?? Because there was a bug in ubiquity which wipes out ...
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Drives are not showing in computer [duplicate]

I am using Linux first time. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04, but after installing it, it is not showing me the drives or my data. In Disk Utility it is not showing any partition. Actually i just want ...
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kubuntu / Windows xp partition- want to upgrade to windows 7 but keep kbuntu

I have dual boot: Windows XP and Kubuntu. I want to upgrade to windows 7 but naturally want to keep Kubuntu. If i do a clean installation of windows 7 will that delete the Kubuntu partitions on my HD ...
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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 ...
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Live USB creating additional partitions

Does loading Ubuntu from a live USB create additional partitions? Because, every time I load Ubuntu from a live USB, they create small additional partitions (sda1 in screenshot below)! What can I ...
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How can I partitioned may SEAGATE hard drive on Ubuntu 14.40 LTS?

I have HP 630 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS. Yestarday, I buy an 1 TB Seagate external HDD . Now I want to make partition the HDD with 200 GB volume each ( 200*5 = 1 TB). How can I do this . See, in ...
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4 primary partition problem [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my Windows 7 HP pavilion g6. Since it already has 4 partitions even if a create a new unallocated partition the Ubuntu installer shows it as "unusable". The 4 ...
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how to add space to ubuntu from an empty partition

I want to add the space to Ubuntu from the unallocated partitions. could you please guide me in this process. thanks.
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Save lxc container on another partition

I'm running out of space on my / partition. Can I install/use /home partition with lxc containers? (how to allocate different hdd for use of containers?)
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Unable to mount partitions on Ubuntu 15.04

I am unable to mount my drive on Ubuntu 15.04 after an upgrade for 14.04. I have already tried the commands 'pmount' and 'mount' sudo mount /dev/sdb1 mount: can't find /dev/sdb1 in /etc/fstab or ...
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Not allow to use the partitions

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu with 3 partitions.But I can't create a new folder or can't allow to save any documents into the partitions. what might be the problem? Is there any settings ...
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How to install Windows 8 next to Ubuntu?

I've installed Ubuntu and now I want to install Windows 8. I've already done restoring of grub from the terminal, but now I dont know what to do. What should I do to install Windows? Please tell me ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, but partitioned for it. I was wondering how to uninstall Ubuntu. Also, only 2 out of the 6 partitions have names. I have Windows 7, and also want to remove grub so that ...
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Change the downloads folder to downloads in other partition and mount at bootup

I have a setup where I basically split my hard drive into three partitions (forgetting the swaps and allsorts) Windows partition Ubuntu Data I would like to get things set up in a manner in which ...
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Error Deleting Partition

I am trying to delete a partition in ubuntu. It comes with error saying: "Error Deleting Partition." "Error deleting partition /dev/sda3: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sda" "rm 3"' exited with ...
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Inconsistent Path when Mounting Partition on Startup

On startup, the ntfs partition I want mounts but its path is sometimes its UUID and sometimes "media/user/label". Path remains consistent after remounting. Not mounting on startup results in the ...
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Why cant I drag and extend right arrow to increase the Partition size?

I want to extend the size of /dev/sda7 with unallocated space to the right. But I cant drag it to right. Here is Screenshot: http://s10.postimg.org/7ghzjk88p/Screenshot_from_2015_06_01_03_05_17.png
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How do I resize root partition

I need to resize root as there is not enough space left in the partition. At present I am not able to install new package nor update ubuntu. I tried sudo apt-get clean and emptying trash but it does ...
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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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I deleted disk partitions - installing Ubuntu 11.04 to WIN7 build - I need windows back but how?

Steps to disaster Installed Ubuntu 11.04 Partitioned drive upon install and gave Ubuntu entire disk. Several months later I need WIN7 as dual boot What happens at present ...
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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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Partitions that can't be read

I boot the pc with ubuntu 15.04 and I can't read 2 partitions I did before with no problems. How can I fix it?
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What does it mean for two partitions to be adjacent? [closed]

I keep reading that to merge two partitions, they must be adjacent. But I haven't found any definition of the word "adjacent" in this context. How do I tell whether two partitions are adjacent?
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help with installation wizard and ssd [duplicate]

I want to switch from win8 to Ubuntu but I'm stuck on the installation wizard partition management. I've a 24gb ssd and a 750gb hdd, and I would like to have the "core" on the ssd and data on hdd, ...