Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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Aloccating free space

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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Is there current information on Swap management?

There have been various discussions on this topic in the past with contradicting conclusions. Some people believe that: Swap is unnecessary in modern systems, as usually enough RAM is available ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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
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How do I find out what filesystem my partitions are using?

Is there a way to find out what file system my partitions are using?
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In a system that is formed of 3 disks, Install Ubuntu in one of these disks

I have a HP Z440 workstation with three disks: SSD 128 GB SSD 256 GB 2 TB 7200 RPM SATA I would like to install ubuntu in the SSD 256 GB disk. Booting from the ubuntu USB, and trying ubuntu ...
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How to resize the disk partition [duplicate]

Hello I have next to no disk space and I can't resize the partition because it can't be unmounted. It's mounted on '/' . The message says that maybe other partitions are mounted to that location
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Gave up waiting for root device, ubuntu--vg-root doesnt exist

today I installed Ubuntu 64bit on a Netbook. When the Netbook boots this error report blowed up. I think there is a problem with the partitions. Image: lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE ...
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How to install Ubuntu to a partitioned DOS disk

I have just bought a new laptop running Free-DOS OS, 4 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD and want to install Ubuntu on it. I have a bootable USB from which I can run Ubuntu 14.04 in "Try Ubuntu mode". I now want to ...
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Ubuntu can't see the D: windows partition

I have installed ubuntu in my laptop and everything was going well, but I had a problem that ubuntu's file manager can't see the windows D: partition. Here is some photos of the problem: in the left ...
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fails to boot 14.04 (dual boot set-up with Win 7) … “no partitions”

New to Ubuntu. I have been using a dual boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu 14.04 for the past few weeks. While using Ubuntu today (Firefox), my system "crashed" and I had to power-off. When I tried to reboot, ...
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How to access Debian /home partition from Ubuntu partition?

I have installed both Debian and Ubuntu on my laptop, with a /home partition for every distro. I am now in Ubuntu and would like to have access to the Debian home. Is it possible? Thanks
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Partitions of Default Install

When the installer automatically sets up partitions during a clean install, what is the outcome? The question is intended to be general, unless of course other factors play a role in allocating space ...
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Cannot mount external hard disk, MFT records error

I am trying to mount a Western Digital "My Book" drive, which I used to share between Linux and Windows. It is formatted in NTFS. When I connect it on Windows, I get the message that the disk is ...
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Can Ubuntu create another partition when is installing? [duplicate]

I only have one partition created and i was thinking, if i wanna have Ubuntu and Windows, can Ubuntu create another partition for itself in the process of installing?
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I cant mount or see files of my sda5 after reinstalling grub

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 I recently had this error of my system dropping to busy box then later on it dropped to grub and could not load further I later found the video on YouTube of reinstalling grub ...
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Auto mount windows partition

I have windows partitions, I want my Ubuntu MATE to auto-mount them at startup, and I don't know how to do this.
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Ubuntu Partition Lost

Last week end I have installed a new Ubuntu release (15.10) next to the existing one (14.10). Until yesterday I could boot either on one or the other. This morning I don't see the 14.10 release ...
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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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Add linux ext4 data partition, migrate data, mount automatically

I'm a Linux Newbie, although I enough (albeit ancient) system level experience across various systems to understand how things work. I'm trying to set up my son's computer. It's an HP, pre-installed ...
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Not enough space on disk

Hey I need help with this, I'm not able to install anything because I have no disk space. I think it may be because I didn't create enough partitions and the ones I did create were not that big. I ...
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Terminal does not recognize the partition's name of USB device

When I run the Terminal command lsblk it shows the information of all the disks. I plugged in my external hard drive which contains two partitions. One partition is on sdb4 on the path ...
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Which partitions to delete for uninstalling ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to uninstall Ubuntu. Here is a screen shot of my partitions:The screenshot Please help me find out which partitions to delete. I installed Ubuntu in legacy and windows 10 is in UEFI.
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How to Recover Deleted Windows Partition with complete Data?

Actual scenario is, while i am installing Ubuntu for the first in my windows machine along with windows OS. accidentally I deleted all other partition and I formatted my entire disk, so i lost my ...
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Ubuntu partition won't extend?

I booted into a live USB and ran GParted but it wouldn't let me resize the main Ubuntu partition to use 10GB of unallocated space, I also have Windows 10 installed on the hard drive which I shrank to ...
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14.04 Ubuntu partitioning at install

I love to play around with settings and different system files on Ubuntu, and as a result, every once in a while back the computer just stops functioning properly, such as the graphics getting messed ...
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How to rename partitions?

I'm new at Ubuntu; I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and the partitions appear like 30 GB volume and like 78EF-2C5E in task bar. I tried to rename it but rename and remove buttons are deactivated so I tried by ...
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USB key bootable volume/partition Mac

I would like to make a 32 GB USB key (and an external HD as well) with several bootable partitions (volumes). The key has 4 x 8 GB partitions: 8.0 GB - Install OS X El Capitan 8.0 GB - Install OS X ...
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5th partition without format

I have a 500gb hdd with 4 primary partitions: sda1: ubuntu, sda2: swap (2gb), sda3: win8.1, sda4: logical (sda5 & sda6) storage. while creating all these partitions, i inadvertently left 7gb ...
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How can I read a HPFS/NTFS (Bootable) partition on Ubuntu (15.10)?

I would like to read the contents of an old hard drive that is formatted as a HPFS/NTFS (Bootable) partition; I'm not sure if the bootable part makes a difference. I have tried to mount the drive but ...
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How to install Ubuntu on 'C' partition without affecting D?

Sorry to look stupid but it's my first time to install ubuntu or any linux distro actually. I got my HDD with C & D partitions. The 'D' partition has so much important files while 'C' is for ...
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I need some basic help installing ubuntu dual boot windows 10

I'm facing some difficulties installing Ubuntu in dual-boot with 10. This is my actual partition schematic: How can I install Linux?
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Grub 2 Problem - Removal not working!

Hello everyone, here is my problem When I boot up my computer, I go straight into Grub 2. I know that if I type exit it will quit Grub 2. But for some reason it goes back into Grub 2, and I type the ...
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I cannot access the other partition (D:\ on windows), is hidden

I cannot access the other partition (D:\ on windows), is hidden after installing Ubuntu 12.04, the drive was hidden from windows 7. I don't know how to re-show the drive so that i can use my stuffs. ...
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Will my data loss while converting dynamic disk to basic disk using minitool partition wizard?

I want to convert my harddrive from dynamic type to basic type using "Minitool Partition Wizard" to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Will converting process (from dynamic to basic) damage my data on ...
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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 ...