Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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How do I recover Windows from a lost partition?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, which previously ran Windows Vista, I meant to run them side by side so I could boot between the two. When i got to that point in the installer it told me Vista ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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moving files into hard drive partition using terminal deleted few directories on the partition

I'm a linux newbie and have dual-booted my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows8. I moved few files from ubuntu home directory to a partition of my hard disk using terminal. This deleted few ...
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What partitions should show up in Gparted from a live USB?

When I try to dual-boot ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1 and creating partitions for ubuntu, I see pages of partitions I have no awareness of. On top of that, I can't see my C drive or any other ...
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my disk 8GB become only 2MB after I use it for booting

I had use my disk to install ubuntu but after that I notice my disk become only 2MB located space , so how can I recover the whole space ( 8GB ) ?
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overwritten some files and folder in root partition

while i was trying to use UNetbootin to create a live USB for Ubuntu i accidentally hit enter while the root partition was selected and not the USB drive , so UNetbootin extracted the "iso" content ...
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I can not install ubuntu 14.04.2 in my partition.Installation crash

Previously I had dual boot my pc with ubuntu and windows 7.After installing windows 10 I can not install ubuntu in my pc. In installation process from my usb stick I got this message. "The system ...
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Invalid Partition Table

I'm Trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 by USB pendrive. After formatting the USB to Fat32, extracting the iso and booting, I get the error "invalid partition table". I know this is similar to the ...
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I partitioned my hard drive; now none of my USB devices work

Yesterday I partitioned my main hard drive in Ubuntu, using the graphic installer that is part of the 14.04 Live DVD, so that I could mount the new partition to my home directory. This was successful ...
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Tried to update to Win 10 on dual boot, and entered grub rescue with an error

I have a dual Win7+Ubuntu 14.04 boot. Today I upgraded to Win10, and on the first reboot during the upgrade, grub entered rescue mode with an error "no such partition". After some investigation, I ...
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Partition disappeared for unknown reasons

I have Ubuntu and Windows in dual boot. I made a partition that could be read by both containing all my data and I was used to mount under /media/.. Today I can't see the partition on ubuntu anymore. ...
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Installing a second OS next to Ubuntu

At the moment, my notebook us running on Ubuntu 14.04. I want to install a second operating system (windows 8.1) but I can't seem to install it via UEFI. Either the medium is to small(USB stick), ...
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Is it Safe to install Ubuntu 15.04 with reinstall option without losing partitions

I am in Confusion that is it safer to install Ubuntu 15.04 ( or any other newer release) by the way of "erase Ubuntu and reinstall" option?? Because there was a bug in ubiquity which wipes out ...
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Save lxc container on another partition

I'm running out of space on my / partition. Can I install/use /home partition with lxc containers? (how to allocate different hdd for use of containers?)
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Unable to mount partitions on Ubuntu 15.04

I am unable to mount my drive on Ubuntu 15.04 after an upgrade for 14.04. I have already tried the commands 'pmount' and 'mount' sudo mount /dev/sdb1 mount: can't find /dev/sdb1 in /etc/fstab or ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, but partitioned for it. I was wondering how to uninstall Ubuntu. Also, only 2 out of the 6 partitions have names. I have Windows 7, and also want to remove grub so that ...
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Error Deleting Partition

I am trying to delete a partition in ubuntu. It comes with error saying: "Error Deleting Partition." "Error deleting partition /dev/sda3: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sda" "rm 3"' exited with ...
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Inconsistent Path when Mounting Partition on Startup

On startup, the ntfs partition I want mounts but its path is sometimes its UUID and sometimes "media/user/label". Path remains consistent after remounting. Not mounting on startup results in the ...
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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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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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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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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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Recover Win7 boot entry from Ubuntu after deleting reserved partition?

Is it possible to recover Windows 7 grub entry from within Ubuntu (not with Windows recovery disk) after deleting its reserved partition? (I had reached the maximum of 4 primary partitions and had ...
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Mounting error at /. I have two partitions

I have a MacBook Pro 2011. Recently I paritioned my internal disk into 2. 1 for Yosemite and the other for Ubuntu. However, whenever I try to boot my laptop, all is well until it says that there was ...
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Partition Mount point

While installing ubuntu14.04 I have make /media/sda5 as a mount point of the partition which I won't use as OS partition but when I open ubuntu I couldn't have the permission to create a new folder
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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 ...