Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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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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Ubuntu 12.04.3 ext4 support filesystem size >16TB

Had anyone tried having an Ubuntu 12.04.3 ext4 volume size greater than 16TB. Assuming filesystem is already GPT labeled.
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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, ...
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partition not recognized drive wont mount

I have a wicked virus on my windows drive that can't be located for some reason. Virus scans always lock up the PC which always ends in a crash. I installed Ubuntu on my external drive to operate the ...
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How to install ubuntu on already existing partitions [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 32bit because I'm a noob and now I've uninstalled it to install the 64bit version. After uninstalling I'm left with two new partitions a 80GB and a 26GB from the previous ...
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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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Getting control of harddisk [closed]

I discovered an independent section booting windows. I believe this is why my owned Ubuntu was going crazy. The machine is not original. I tried removing Ubuntu displayed partitions are formatting. ...
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How to edit partitions in my computer

The above picture,as you might have seen is a lot messed.Now,I would like to express my problem. Now,what I wanna do is merge all those 3 unallocated spaces into a single drive and then merge it ...
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Command line partition info

I'm looking for the name of a command like blkid but shows the data in sort of a tree from the command line. I saw it here on askubuntu and ran it, but I must have had a space before the command and ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 not showing the partitions after installing along side windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1, both 32bit, with 5 partitons in windows 8.1. I have insatalled Ubuntu 15.04 64 Bit. Now the 5 windows partitions are not visible and I ...
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Gnome 13, USB boot partition enable swap disk [duplicate]

I installed to 16 Gig USB. I made whole 16 Gig as 1 partition. I wish to repartition about 4 Gig for Swap File and enable the Swap Partition. I only run 512 Ram so I think this would increase ...
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Mounting Other partitions like windows does [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1 dual booted in my dell laptop, whenever I boot my Ubuntu OS i have to manually click on the drive [say D drive on windows] to mount and open it. So all i have to do ...
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Boot-sector size is constant? [closed]

I read that first sector on any partition needs to be reserved for bootloader, regardless of weather it is used or not. But sector sizes changed from 512 to 4096 bytes. So how much space must really ...
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Entire hard disk is not shown

I installed ubuntu recently and while installing I partitioned harddrive into 2. One with size 70gb where I installed UBUNTU and other with 180 gb. I'm not seeing 180gb partition in OS now. Could ...
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How to recover an HDD after using it for SWAP

Last night I was working on my linux box using a CFD solver where I needed more than the 16 GB RAM that I already have installed. So I took one of my external HDDs (total of 360G capacity with about ...
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Trusty partman preseed is ignoring partition sizes

Been going round and round on this, but no matter what I do, my partition sizes are incorrect. Using the below recipe, I get an 8 TB / partition when I should be getting 100GB. Did something change? ...
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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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Move my swap partition into my extended partition

I accidentally created my swap partition outside of my extended partition. Is it possible to move it inside my extended partition? I need to do this because I have used up my limit of 4 primary ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14 on an Asus Vivobook S46CA with 20GB SSD and 1TB HDD? How to do the partitions?

I'm new in Linux world. My entrance is due to the awful Windows 8 which came installed by factory in my Asus Vivobook S46CA (i7 / 6GB RAM / 20GB SSD / 1TB HDD). What a bad experience. So I've tried a ...
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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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How to copy /sda3 to /sda1? UUID's can't be similar

/dev/sda is a 400 gig drive. It's partitions WERE: /sda1 - Windows boot partition (100 meg); /sda2 Windows "C:\" (68 gig); /sda3 is Linux boot partition; /sda5 is /home partition; /sda6 is linux-swap. ...
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Delete partition /dev/sda2/home

I have my main partition where it is installed ubuntu . /dev/sda1/ -> installed ubuntu. I created the /dev/sda2/home , how do I delete this partition? sudo parted -l Número Início Fim ...
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Install program to home folder, not /

I want to install flightgear I understand I can install it by doing sudo apt-get install flightgear, etc. However, computer uses a SSD and a HDD, with my SSD being very limited. With flightgear being ...
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Gparted won't read partition table

I just recently removed two Linux operating systems (mint and ubuntu) from my computer, which also contains a windows vista installation. I removed both with the "OSremover" found on ...
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Getting '??? ???' when trying to install Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my older laptop and whenever I get to the format your hard drive part it pops up with the message ??? ???. I am pretty sure it is to do with how my partitions were set ...
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ntfs-3g Failed to decompress file

For years the logs of my Ubuntu systems sharing drives with a Windows installation have been routinely flooding logs with: Mar 17 11:00:50 kemosabi ntfs-3g[483]: ntfs_attr_pread error reading ...
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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 install 14.10 to hard drive

The Ubuntu installer simply will not show my drive in the installer menu. fdisk -l shows it, gparted works and I ran partprobe. I also tried rebooting, changing the SATA ports around and still no ...
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4GB lost in Ubuntu partition after installing Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu in my computer, which I was crazily looking forward to as this was my first big step in installing an open source OS by myself. So I created a 20Gb partition for Ubuntu and ...
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Possible reasons for skipped numbers in names of drive partitions

Upon running sudo lsblk I discovered that the partitions on one of my drives are numbered as 1, 2, 5, 6. What could have happened to 3 and 4? The drive started out as data drive with Ubuntu later ...
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Dual boot Xubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1 on dynamic disk?

Is it possible to install Xubuntu to a partition on a dynamic disk, dual-booting with Windows 8.1? I've read that it was impossible to install Xubuntu to a dynamic disk, but has that changed with the ...
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Can't change drive permission

I am new to Ubuntu I installed steam in this and I want to install DotA2 but I don't want to install in my 20 GB partition instead I want to install in my remaining 480 GB partition. The problem is ...
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Installing ubuntu with windows 7 Disk error load

I'm new using Ubuntu my life was going great after i installed alongside with Windows7 that's where problem happens. :) I see that this issue is extremely common but I didn't find any properly ...
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Deleted Partition Recovery

I was installing ubuntu 12.04 on my system. There were 4 partitions on my system and I selected one of the four partition for the installation and chose the option of resizing the partition. Initially ...
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Recover formatted

Scenario: I have got an hard disk partially reformatted by mistake using the recovery windows vista reinstall cd. I would like to recover data. Its a 2,5" 110gigabites windows vista ntfs hard disk. ...
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My ubuntu installation failed because of too small partitions

There was a warning about the partitions being too small but I ignored it so the installation failed. Now I need to remove the old half-finished install of ubuntu and reinstall it. How do I do this?
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Moving space from windows partition to Home directory

I Have Windows and Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted and I want to take some space from my Windows partition and move it to my Home directory, Can I do this without deleting my home Directory and making a new ...
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Problem Partitions Dual Boot

I was trying to install a dual boot in my PC (I have Windows 7 Installed Already), it does not recognize my partitions, I even left non allocated space and nothing, it saw it as a free disk. Then i ...
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I need more storage in Ubuntu

Hey guys I am just trying out Ubuntu,I have some questions (does almost everything in terminal) 1-How do I get more space on Ubuntu? 2.How do I merge the 11GB leftover partition on the left of the ...
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List all partition labels

Is there a command to list all partition labels? I can list the partitions with sudo fdisk -l but it doesn't show the labels of unmounted partitions.
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Remove Grub from its own partition [closed]

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Win8 and didn't like it quite much but decided to leave it installed. Now I wanted to delete it and as I've already had problems before uninstalling ubuntu ...
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How to use the dd command to copy an .img file to an SD card?

I've been trying to use the dd command to send an .img file of mine to a partition on my SD card. The command is: dd if=/dev/sda6/media/david/desktop/stellar-unbrick.img of=/dev/sdb1 Unfortunately, ...
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Problems with Partitions After Remove Windows [duplicate]

I've recently removed the Windows partition keeping Ubuntu as single OS. The way I did it was through an Ubuntu Live boot-drive, using the Try Ubuntu option. In Gparted I simply removed the referred ...
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How to shrink a Raspberry Pi SD card image?

I have a 64gb sd card that has 15.6gb of space used, I used gparted to shrink the partition, but have no idea how to convert the two partitions /sda1 and /sda2 into a ~16gb .img file. Everytime I ...
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Problem mounting partition after Gparted [duplicate]

I had 3 partitions on my hard drive and I tried to merge sda5 with sda6 but for some reason gparted crashed. Now when I try to mount sda5, all I find in it is lost+found. I’m running Lubuntu 14.04. ...
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Recover deleted partition [duplicate]

I had recently installed ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS using the option replace windows xp using ubuntu. So all my partitions lost. But i had the very important contents and backups please help me how to ...