Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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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 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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What are “/run/lock” and “/run/shm” used for?

I just want to know where and how /run/lock and /run/shm can help our PC . $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 56G 13G 41G 24% / udev ...
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Convert FAT32 partition to NTFS without data loss

Is there a way to change the partition format from FAT32 to NTFS without losing data in it? For now I am aware of one method: split partition in two, set the new partition format to NTFS, copy data ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.10 not detect my Win7 partition?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 7 on my ASUS laptop and I'm new to all of this. I'm using the Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit ISO burned onto a CD. The first time I tried to install it, ...
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partitions aren't shown during installation of ubuntu 13.04

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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grub is removed when uninstalling/installing operating systems

I have two partitions with ubuntu installed on each of them. I removed one of the partitions with g-parted live, and when I reboot, I expected grub still to display with the other partition with ...
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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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How to mount all partitions at system startup

Hello I searched for this query(mounting all partitions on system startup) and found answer near to it. I added this command to startup applications "/usr/bin/udisks --mount ...
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How to manage permissions on a shared volume for OSX and ubuntu

On my mac I'm using an unjournaled HFS partition to share files between OSX 10.8 and Ubuntu 12.04. It was a nice thought at first, because Time Machine will automatically backup the volume in OSX, ...
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Amount of data written on a partition

Is there any way to find out how much data have been written on the partition since it was created? Talking about ext4 fs.
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Unable to mount windows partition after resize [duplicate]

So what happened is I was creating a partition on my HDD (main one, no external ones) that could be accessed from both Windows and Ubuntu, one I could store files I would use on both in. I had empty ...
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Will this backup the partition contents of both linux and windows?

The partition table of my /sda disk got corrupted. I don't know the details of what happened exactly, but I can still read the disk, and boot into Linux, but not into Windows 8 anymore. I'm quite new ...
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How can I access and edit Ubuntu files from a Windows 7 partition?

How can I access and edit ubuntu files from a windows 7 partition? should I start saving my files on windows partition so it becomes more accessible to both partitions or just create a separate ...
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Retrieve Data on hard drive

So my computer crashed and as of now I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB. I'm using the try option because for some reason it won't let me do a full install. I researched and realized that ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 clean install over other ubuntu 13.04

My Ubuntu 13.04 after upgrade was unstable so I decided to make a clean install. When I went to install from bootable DVD I chose the Something else... option so I was able to manually set up my ...
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I want to uninstall ubuntu but my mac reads my Live USB as if it was the linux partition not the installer?

So I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu Linux from my mac. I am trying to use the Live USB to go into the gparted app to delete the linux partitions. Although, something strange is happening. When my ...
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Resize partitions in Gparted

I'm running Linux and Windows XP on the same HDD and my Linux partition is very small. What I want to do is take about 10GB from any of the other partitions and add it to the Linux one. My hard ...
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Having trouble locating files that are filling up disk space

I'm still getting used to Linux and I finally had my media server up and running but now my boot partition is full and mediatomb is longer sharing files (I think the issues are related since they ...
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Partition errors in Windows 8 after running Ubuntu 13.04

I have dual boot Windows 8 and Ubunu 13.04 (secure & fast boot off, C:\ win8, D:\ shared partition NTFS, and 2 ext4 partitions for ubuntu \ and \home). When I'm in Ubuntu, everything works fine, ...
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Freeing Up Partition Space [duplicate]

I have a 10GB Ubuntu partition and I am starting to run out of hard disk space. What are some large things I can remove to free up space and where are they located?