Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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update-grub fails /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of '/cow'

The HD of my computer (/dev/sda) has 3 partitions (/dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, /dev/sda3), each containing a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate (restored from a Clonezilla partition image). Using an Ubuntu ...
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Why is ubuntu installer failing to create and mount encrypted partitions?

Before running ubuntu 16.04 installer I made myself a simple partitioning scheme for encrypted home, encrypted /, and encrypted swap. After selecting the proper settings in the "installation type" ...
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How to create two partitions with exactly the same size?

I created two partitions using the following commands. parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1 50001 parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1948001 1998001 Each partition should have 50001 ...
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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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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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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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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 joy....
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How do you move a LVM crypto swap partition from sda to sdb?

I have LVM configured for an encrypted home folder. Naturally this implies that swap falls into the crypto catagory. I have installed a second disk with a swap partition already ready to go and ready ...
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Mac mini 2014 not booting Ubuntu 14.04 (no dual boot)

I just installed Ubuntu from a live usbkey on my brand new mac mini. Clean install to main HD with no dual boot or funny business: I plan on booting Ubuntu from the internal HD and connecting an ...
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installing 14.04 ubuntu alongside windows7

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows7. I downloaded the .iso file and used linux live usb creater to boot from it, I tried it for sometime and it all works fine - but when I tried to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Not Showing Existing partitions

I am having a problem while installing Ubuntu with windows 7 (Both are 64 BIT). My windows 7 is already installed, when I try to install Ubuntu 14.04, it is not showing my partitions, instead it is ...
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Ubuntu detects my partitions incorrectly

Every time I make changes in partitions, this happens: error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> Then I have to fix it with Boot-Repair like this. First I had Windows 7 and ...
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Installing ubuntu with Windows - installer can't see partitions

I know there were many questions in this area, but i'm still unable to install ubuntu without formating whole disk. I've got Windows 8 and 4 partitions 100 GB - windows 30 GB 117 GB 418 GB and 30GB ...
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Windows 8 to Ubuntu, new Acer Aspire V3-772G

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my new Acer Aspire V3-772G. Unfortunantly, when I boot from my bootable USB drive with nomodeset it doesn't load the graphical interface, but when I click ctrl+alt+1 I'...
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How to expand the ext4 partition of virtualized Ubuntu running on top of CentOS/QEMU?

My company is running Xen--VMs run on top of CentOS/QEMU. Recently a customer using virtualized Ubuntu asked that his HDD space be increased. Now, with Windows, this is a joke. You type the new size ...
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Partition problems : HDD seen twice

I am a litle to no experienced with linux, so please be kind :). I have a problem with all linux distributions.What i am trying to do is just install Ubuntu/Mint. Same problem on all. What exactly my ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 - Can't reconize partitions

Here's my fdisk -lu Disk identifier: 0xbbc58b91 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 2048 1607679 802816 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sdb2 ...
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Check file system integrity for all existing partitions

How to check file system integrity for every dev/sdaX block with fsck command? Ubunty LTS 12.04 crashed, then was installed again, from boot into recovery mode. Device Boot Start End ...
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analyzing Testdisk output while trying recovering Win 8 (partitions)

After Ubuntu installation Windows (on Dell Venue Pro 11 with Win 8 preinstalled) does no longer boot. That's what I did before-> I booted Ubuntu from a usb stick, I created a partition in the same ...
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What are /dev/mmcblk0boot0 mmcblk0rpmb

I accidentally zeroed out some block devices which are not the paritions showing up in GParted? What do these do? This device is eMMC disk, an analog of SSD. Not external SD card. /dev/mmcblk0boot0 /...
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alignment on disk

testDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013 Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org> http://www.cgsecurity.org Disk /dev/sda - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - > CHS 121601 255 63 Current ...
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External hard drive initially not accessible after boot

External hard drive is mounted but not accessible: The picture above shows that on boot up my external is seen by fdisk. My external is named "Windows Partition" and on the right half of the ...
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Setting up new boot partition

I'm migrating my Ubuntu from HDD to SSD. I formatted my SSD to 4k sectors and made 3 partitions: Boot Extended Logical My old HDD was encrypted. However I don't want that any more so I just sudo ...
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LVM problem on upgrade to 16.04

I upgraded a server from 15.10 to 16.04. All went smoothly and the machine appeared in good state. However, there seems to be a problem with LVM. I have one volume group with several volumes. lvs ...
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How to extend existing partition?

I have added a new hard drive of 500gb size on my ubuntu 14.04 machine: chris@columbus:~$ sudo lshw -C disk *-disk description: SCSI Disk physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/...
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Can't login to Ubuntu 15.10/16.04 after update from 14.04

So I had a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 (I made a question about it), and to solve it, I just upgraded my ubuntu version to 16.04 using partitions; I saved my /home file and erased the rest. The problem ...
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Re-sizing an extended partition using Gparted

Before anyone jumps to conclusions after reading only the title: no this is not a duplicate of other questions because none of the solutions for similar problems have worked for me. I am trying to ...
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PC not booting after using Windows 7 auto-repair

My home computer has been unusable since a week, and I would like to hear your opinion about my problems. It is a long story, so I will keep it simple, okay? :) I had a dual boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 /media/user/10....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...