Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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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 ...
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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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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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Why doesn't my files bookmark work until I manually access the drive?

I have a new partition, and I can access it, I have my data on it, it shows up under other devices in gnome files. I made a bookmark to a folder on the drive in files and thought everything was ok, ...
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Why is it not showing any partitions?

I'm having a problem installing Ubuntu, and Kali as well. I downloaded the iso from the official site & tried installing using USB. I also tried desktop installation, but the problem is same. It ...
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How to make a save partition for personal files?

How can i make a partition for example for photos. Something like disk D: in windows. I already installed ubuntu 14.04.3 on my computer. I would like to split /dev/sda2 which has 750gb and make some ...
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Restore a GPT partition table that was backed up by using TestDisk utility

I ran a test run with TestDisk utility on my working partition table and end up with unbootable complete mess. But it saved my old partition list to a backup.log before proceeding. I could access ...
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How do I unlock non-partitioned space from my HDD?

When I installed my ubuntu, I only made partitions for ext4 and swap, but now i have 1.5 Tb of free space and I cant use it. What should I do?
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How to access ext4 type partition in Ubuntu?

I am unable to write to an ext4 type partition on my external SD Card that I intend to use on my android device. The options in the permissions tab are greyed out. How can I acesss the partition and ...
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Dual Boot which Windows partitions should be removed?

I want to reinstall my Windows 10. If I am correct I need to delete the ntfs Files System, that is the partition sda2 and sda3, right ? I should not delete sda1 because it is the partition used for ...
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fallocate fails on encrypted partition

I use JRiver mediacenter, which uses some sort of database to cache the images for flac, mp3 etc. However, it was failing to display said images, and the cache tables, stored in my encrypted home ...
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Installed Ubuntu, partitions not visible

Today I installed Ubuntu 15.10 from USB. I formatted entire 1000GB HDD and created 2 partitions, one of 750GB, and the other of 250GB. The problem is, I can't find them anywhere. Typed lsblk in ...
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Problem with install Ubuntu - don't see partitions [duplicate]

Hi I have win 8 and problem with install ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64 I can create USB pendrive bootable and when installer search any other system (I have win8) he can't see it and want clean disk. ...
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How to change a HDD NTFS partition into a ext4 partition without to loss any? [duplicate]

Can we change a HDD NTFS partition into a ext4 partition, without to loss any? How? Greetings & Blessings from Chile! Juan
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Problem with the root

I would like to know if my drive is properly sized and if I have to make any changes. I usually have problems of space in the root when installing updates. The masage say I don't have enought space in ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04?

I have Windows and Ubuntu 12.04 running. I wanted to upgrade to 15.04, but the upgrade manager doesn't give that option. I tried How to install software or upgrade from an old unsupported release? ...
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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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How to encrypt external devices?

I've been a Windows power user/administrator and professional tech for years, I just made the decision to go Linux, and wow, what a difference. Is there any decently easy way to encrypt external ...
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Shared Home Directory

I have recently installed 4 Linux operating systems for testing purposes on a laptop: Elementary OS Freya, Ubuntu 15, Mint 17, Apricity OS (based on Arch). I want to set Elementary's, Mint's and ...
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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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Can't make all the three partition (root,swap and home) [duplicate]

Everytime I tried to create a partition...it can't be created...when I go to something else in installation ...I tried to create 3 partition from the free space.. But every time only two of them are ...
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Merging partitions microSD card [duplicate]

I formatted this two partitions of my microSD card and now I want to merge them.. How to do that?
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How can I safetly reduce a partition's size?

I have an NTFS partition, with very important data on it, of course, and I want to reduce its size to create a new partition. The partition is around 40% used (60% free space). I know we can use ...
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How to resize ubuntu partition

I have got 3 partitions. partition on /dev/sda1 is for files. partition on /dev/sda2 is for microsoft windows (in this partition i have got unallocated space). partition on /dev/sda3 is extended ...
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Why is my partition not at top level inside the media folder? [duplicate]

I have a partition with my data that used to be at the path /media/my_partition_with_data_name, now, after having reinstalled ubuntu, is instead at /media/ubuntu_user_name/my_partition_with_data_name. ...
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Unable to make new partition in SD card

I used following command to make new partition in my 32 gb Samsung SD card. sudo fdisk /dev/sdb Then pressed letter o to create a new empty DOS partition table. But it came up with following ...
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Read-only file system

I can't format/delete partition on usb flash drive. I receive an error: Read-only file system. I tried different solutions: root@vi:/# dmesg | grep -i panic root@vi:/# mount /dev/sdc1 on ...
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What is the normal format for files on ubuntu ? [duplicate]

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm so new to it as I was using windows before. As poeple told me I need three partitions ( Swap , ext4 , partition for normal files and folders ) it was recommended to ...
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How to change the physical location of predeterminated user folders [duplicate]

Is there a way to change the physical location (real HDD partition) of the predeterminated user folders? I'm talking about the folders the system put automatically into the main system partition: ...
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Partition recognized as unusable during ubuntu installation

I want to dual boot windows 7 with ubuntu but during installing ubuntu shows the partition i created for ubuntu in windows as unusable.Basically i have 3 partition and one system reserved. Partition ...
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How to read/mount a .gz.dd image file?

I have a partition file (a .gz.dd file) that I need to read the files from. I'm new to Linux and I don't know how I can read/mount .dd files in Ubuntu. Would you guys tell me the procedure of reading ...
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Windows 10 Kubuntu dual boot, not recognized

Hi I'm new to dual booting and Ubuntu in general, I have a windows 10 PC that I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu Gnome and couldn't get it to install correctly because my stock hard drive had 7 ...
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Mount partition that requires credentials automatically on startup

I have a dual boot of two 14.04 distros on my laptop, and because of limited hard drive space, I want one install to be able to automatically mount and have read/write rights on the main partition of ...
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lvscan not listing logical volume

I am trying to recover data from another disk which has lvm. I have booted from another disk, and I can see the disk - Even if I luksOpen it, I get - In either case lvscan or vgs or pvs do not ...
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stuck on partitions screen, no partitions showing up

I was trying to install 14.04.3. I got to the partition screen, and nothing seems to work. No partitions show up: When I click install now: I was also unable to connect to Internet. Is there ...
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File manager stopped displaying partitions.

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. Everytime I clicked on the file icon of the file manager previously it displayed a list of partitions on the left hand side with the right portion being the files in my home ...
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invalid partition table?

I'm trying to install ubuntu by usb device, I've extracted the iso ubuntu image to a flash disk then I booted from the usb device but it keeps showing me this message "invalid partition table", so can ...
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Ubuntu after Windows 7 disk unrecognized

I've formatted the disk and installed Windows 7 on a pre-installed Windows 8. (UEFI - disabled secure boot) When I try to install Ubuntu from a live CD, it cant recognize my HDD partitions, not even ...
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How do I recover my accidentally lost Windows partitions after installing Ubuntu?

I have a Toshiba satellite A-200 laptop with a Vista OS on it with 4 NTFS partitions (C:) Vista (D:) Entertainment (E:) Work (F:) Sources and I wanted to start using Ubuntu instead. So I tried ...
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How to merge an unallocated partition with an extended partition?

How can I merge an unallocated partition with an extended partition ? I'm having trouble moving this unallocated space to the Linux portion. Here is my partition space:
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Can't boot after deleting partition [duplicate]

So I deleted dev/sda3, here you can see how it was BEFORE deleting itimage I tried using boot repair but it showed me this error "GPT detected. Please create a BIOS-Boot partition" Maybe I changed the ...
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Can't rezise Ubuntu partition from live usb [duplicate]

I have 300 GB approx that is unallocated so I tried to put that space on my Ubuntu partition that only has 90 GB approx. When I boot GParted from the live usb, it doesn't let me add that space.
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swap partition limits my drive

why is the swap disk not just a file inside the main partition? setting as a seperate partition limits my ability to extend 1 partition for anaother O.S.
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partitions aren't shown during installation of ubuntu

I've bought a new laptop (dell inspiron 15 3521) with windows 8. Since I mainly use linux I removed the 7 partitions windows 8 apparently needed and made 4 partitions using a pmagic live usb (windows ...
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Impossible to rewrite my Partitions Table with my two Linux partitions although there is no ovelap

Due to a bug created by Windows 10, I am trying to rewrite the partitions table of my hard disk with TestDisk. I had a Dual Boot environment (Windows / Ubuntu) and I had two Linux partitions ...
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how to get rid partitions on a USB on linux

i used a USB to boot up and install Linux and it partitioned about 4g of the USB and im not sure how i can get rid of the partition on it.
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How to shrink a Raspberry Pi SD card image?

I have a 64 GB SD card that has 15.6 GB of space used. I used GParted to shrink the partition, but I have no idea how to convert the two partitions /sda1 and /sda2 into an approximately ...
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How to restore data on the partition installed Ubuntu 15.04

On my laptop, I have a NTFS partition to contain my data. I decide to use Ubuntu 15.04. During the installation, I've made a big mistake, I've chosen the DATA partition instead of the partition ...
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How do I access other extended partitions if I create a linux-swap in one extended partition ?

I am asking this because I have tried ubuntu in live session and I couldn't access my extended partition which I created only for data storing and other one is for linux-swap . I checked the disk ...