Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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How can I recover my data after choosing “Erase disk and install Ubuntu”?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and chose the option "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" from liveUSB without any backup. When I realized that this would format my whole HDD, I immediately unplugged ...
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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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How to replace a hard disk without breaking up the Ubuntu

I did a clean install of Ubuntu on a newly built PC. Everything but /home is on a SSD drive and /home is on a 180GB old hard drive. Now I got a new hard drive that I wish to replace with the old 180GB ...
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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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virtualbox doesnt recognize automonted partition

I have image of virtual win7_64 on a DATA partition which doesn't mount automatically, so.. not to open it manually every time before I run VirtualBox I did: http://askubuntu.com/a/165462/258828 ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 installer making no changes to partition, even after complete

Trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 (x64 package) on a HP Probook 4430S from USB made with UnetBootin. Intel Celeron B810 Dual-core x64 1.6ghz 4gb Ram Intel Graphics HD 2000 320GB HDD - 3 partitions (1 ...
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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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How can I exclude a (already via fstab mounted) single partition from automounting?

Since I moved my (encrypted ecryptfs) /home to new partition on another disk and modifying my fstab, Xfce shows a shaded device icon on my desktop, which mounts the same partition (as it is done with ...
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recover data from lost partition

I got the glibc not found error while trying to upgrade from Kubuntu 12.10 to Kubuntu 13.04. So I created a livecd and by accident started installation. Before I knew it, it deleted the partitions. I ...
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I cannot boot my ubuntu desktop

I'm new to managing hard disks, and was editing partition table. Today, I accidentally restarted my ubuntu after deleted partition(/dev/sda1, /dev/sda2/, /dev/sda5) and before create new partition ...
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Windows NTFS partition shows up as HFS+

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 (beta 2) on my MacBook. Was using Windows 8 (with no OS X) up until today, and I've decided to move to Ubuntu 13.04 today. However, I have a storage partition formatted as NTFS ...
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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 launcher-locked device (hard disk partition) has a shortcut?

Why doesn't my launcher-locked device (hard disk partition) has a shortcut? It's on the very top, but I cannot open it with shortcuts, like Super Key+1. If I could, it'll ease things for me, for I ...
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Disk Space Discrepancy Between Gparted and Properties

All. Gparted details that 100gb of my mounted sda1 are in use. However, if I select all folders within sda1 (while utilizing gksu nautilus) and acquire its properties, it reads that the usage of the ...
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Triple-boot Ubuntu Question

I am a new user to Ubuntu and Linux overall, and wanted to install Ubuntu on my older pc. But I wanted to ask how to do it since I have a specific partition setup on it. So as of now, I have dual-boot ...
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How to check partition and boot-sector modification time?

I wonder if there is a way to check the date/time (timestamps) of modifications made to the boot sector and partitions, both manual/automated or due to hard disk crashes?
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remove the skip mounting message

I once had 50gb ntfs and 200 gb ntfs partition and remaining ext4 for ubuntu. I had set them to automount in 'Disks'. Few days ago i uninstalled windows and deleted the two partitions and made new ...
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Can I replace elementary OS with Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 as my primary OS in Local disk(C:) and elementary OS (Ubuntu-based OS) as my secondary on some other partition. So I'm dual booting Windows & elementary. I want to remove ...
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Partition question for Desktop 14.04 Install from 10.04

Tried to install 14.04 with DVD onto existing 10.04 Desktop. The process froze after an error message something like 'could not delete files'which came after a 'Deleting unneeded files' message. I ...
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Lubuntu is not reading a partition of Hard Drive

I have Windows 7 in my laptop. The Windows 7 is installed in the primary Hard Disk(which comes within the laptop). There are 4 partitions C:(labeled as OS),D:(labeled as Recovery),F:(labeled as ...
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Resized Ubuntu 14.04 partition will not boot

First, a little background info: I intended to install Ubuntu alongside OS X, but I accidentally erased my entire hard drive and was left with Ubuntu alone. Yesterday, I finally tried to create a ...
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grub rescue and unknown filesystem

My hard disk ubuntu 12.04 started showing grub rescue, unknown file system... I have used 'ls' to check the partitions (hd0, hd0,5 and hd0,1)but none of the partitions is allowing me to boot from it. ...
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Reading Partition Start and End in TestDisk

I'm using TestDisk in an attempt to recover a partition gone terribly awry. Identifying the partition in question should simply be a matter of simply recognizing the location in the disk that it ...
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Play on Linux: How do you move the install Location to another partition?

I have a ssd card that duel boots Windows and Ubuntu. My linux partition is running out of room and I want to move my Games to my hard drive partition(1TB).
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I installed ubuntu removing windows 8 and now I am not able to see my other drives

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on the drive on which there was windows 8 installed previously. I formatted that Partition first and later installed Ubuntu in it. I had 5 Partitions excluding windows ...
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I don't find any of my partitions after reinstalling Ubuntu. What to do?

I had dual-boot PC with window 8 and ubuntu. In windows, I messed up the mbr and boot files and my pc did not boot. I had a copy of Ubuntu 14 DVD and so reinstalled it. Now in ubuntu, I don't find any ...
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Failed to delete files on my ext4 partition

after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04, a new partion was created. I can mount it but not able to delete or move files. How can I fully access it?
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Error In Partition

I have upgraded to ubuntu desktop 14.04 as 2nd upgrade. After upgrading it ask me to restart After restarting there is an error in disk partition & I cant load any page I using dual Operationg ...
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Cannot select installation drive

I use windows XP and currently have 3 partitions C:(40GB max). D:(90GB max). E:(10GB max). All use NTFS file system. I want to install Ubuntu just as a secondary OS using Wubi. The problem I am ...
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Search Mounted Drives From Dash

I've a number of partitions on different drives mounted automatically on startup through /media/myusername/partition however when I search in the dash none of them appear in the results. Is there ...
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Clonezilla Syslinux and partition Mounting

I recently cloned my current Ubuntu working environment (12.04) to an ext4 partition of my external hard drive using clonezilla. When I wanted to boot from this partition I get the error message from ...
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What does “desc_blocks” in resize2fs means?

I expanded my partition with resize2fs after expanding my logical volume. It was a success, but I am curious what is the meaning of old_desc_blocks and new_desc_blocks when i run sudo resize2fs ...
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Encrypted swap folder: errors at boot

The start of the thread is there --> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2212889 I am posting here in the hope that someone would kindly be able to provide me with more info and has happened and ...
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Resizing Ubuntu 13.10 partitions

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 to this device ( picture below ) , and it has the following partitions on the picture below, i can't resize the extended partition, i want to create a NTFS partition on same ...
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Restoring lost data: “This partition can't recovered.”

I need someones help to my newly installed ubuntu 13.10 64-bit version. So, at first, I will use live session from my USB flash drive that has ubuntu inside. And then after I get back to my operating ...
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unity not searching my mounted volumes

I am searching files in another volume the ubuntu has been mounted. And after mounting the volume I am not able to search files and folders of volume. What could be the possible solution to this ...
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How can I delete files and folders which are in another partition with Del key?

I am not able to delete files by pressing the Del key once in my data partition. However, I can do it with files in my home folder. I'm using Ubuntu GNOME 13.10. It's a NTFS partition with rw ...
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Partitions recover after Xenserver installation

I just tried to install XENserver. Have chosen my USB drive to install, but somehow installation has deleted all my partitions with Ubuntu and so on. My previous installation with Ubuntu was in the ...
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Which filesystem is this volume, I want to mount to an ubuntu server?

mount shows errors like wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.... I just tried to mount it as FAT mount /dev/sdf /home/ubuntu/sdf -t vfat ...
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Install Ubuntu with the Windows installer - few questions

:=) I have few question about install Ubuntu with win installer. Anyone who can help I will be grateful. I have down win installer. I have HD with 3 partitions. First is win7, second my stuff, third ...
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After restoring partition with TestDisk, need to restore MBR

I accidentally trashed my partition while trying to wipe a USB flash drive. Here is the command that I ran: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1M count=1 After that disaster, my computer would not ...
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Is it possible to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu Server? If so, Is it better to use two separate hard drives or a single hard drive?

I currently am running Windows 7 on one hard drive partition with 87 GB there is 23 GB left on that hard drive. I have a second 160 GB hard drive full of data. I want to turn this into a Home Server ...
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systemd-udev errors on startup

Ubuntu 13.10, HP-compaq 8510w laptop. I keep seeing the following message on startup and in dmesg: systemd-udevd[304]: error opening ATTR{/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/ata5/host4 ...
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Acer S3 SSD and HD Deleted partitions?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu, and I think I have a problem. I have an Acer Aspire S3 with 20GB SSD and 320GB HD. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on it today, and when it asked about partitions, without ...
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How can I change partition ext4 boot options?

I want to make boot-able to my user a partition called "backup". My intention is keep here data. To be accessed with "DiskInternals Linux Reader" on windows, and from my user on linux. However I ...
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Why am I missing a partition?

When I installed Ubuntu 13.04 (Mainline No-Edits Version) I selected the option which seemed fair which was "Install Ubuntu 13.04... over windows 7, This I assumed meant just the drive which contained ...