Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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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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How do I recover my accidentally lost Windows partitions after installing Ubuntu?

I have a Toshiba satellite A-200 laptop with a Vista OS on it with 4 NTFS partitions (C:) Vista (D:) Entertainment (E:) Work (F:) Sources and I wanted to start using Ubuntu instead. So I tried ...
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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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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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Why does Ubuntu 13.10 not detect my Win7 partition?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7 on my DELL INSPIRON 14z 5423 laptop and I'm new to all of this. I'm using the Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit ISO burned onto a CD. The first time I tried ...
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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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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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How do I find out what filesystem my partitions are using?

I am trying to troubleshoot why Ubuntu won't save my settings. Is there a way to find out what filesystem my partitions are using?
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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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How do I auto mount my partition?

I've a partition on /dev/sda2 of 279 GB Ext4 filesystem, but I'm not able to auto mount it on login. I've added the partition entry /dev/sda /home ext4 defaults 0 0 in /etc/fstabt still it ...
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GRUB doesn't see Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04

So, this is my first time installing Ubuntu on my hard drive, and I'm running into some problems. Until a couple of hours ago, I had 4 partitions in my hard drive: XP Vista 7 Data partition I ...
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How to recover a lost partition on Ubuntu?

I had two Linux OS installed on my machine: Backtrack 5 Gnome and Backtrack5 KDE. I updated the Gnome version and when I rebooted my Grub2 boot manager displayed a grub rescue> command line. I ...
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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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How to recover data from NTFS partition that was made into a Swap partition?

I have extremely important stuff on my windows partition which during the ubuntu 10.10 installation,when it said that I should create something called swap space, I selected it to be a swap space ...
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Replace Fedora Partition With Ubuntu

So I tried installing Fedora along side Windows 7 and after a week of using Fedora, I can't stand it and I'm switching back to Ubuntu. I'm unsure of how to install Ubuntu in place of Fedora. Below is ...
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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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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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All files erased after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

Yeah, I know I should have backed up my files before proceeding, I completely forgot. Well, the thing is that I had a dual-boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10. Yesterday, I installed Ubuntu ...
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How to merge an unallocated partition with an extended partition?

How can I merge an unallocated partition with an extended partition ? I'm having trouble moving this unallocated space to the Linux portion. Here is my partition space:
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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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How to resize a partition on a server without a display?

I've recently run into an issue where I need to resize a partition on a server, but the issue is, it has no GUI so I cannot use gparted. What should I do in this case? So I get it that you should use ...
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How to find the size of all partitions

How can I find size the of all partitions in Ubuntu with a command that saves to name.txt?
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After installing ubuntu 14.04 my windows 8.1 seems to be missing?

I installed ubuntu 14.04 when it was still in beta, and I clicked the option run along side windows. It seems that it didnt actually do that or possibly broke the boot for it something. I am still ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer not detecting Windows 7 I already have four primary partitions

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 Trust Tahr and created a bootable USB stick with the .iso image on it. When I choose the USB stick as the boot device it takes me to the Ubuntu installer GUI. ...
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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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Why encrypt the swap partition

I have seen on this site that many Linux users encrypt the swap partition. What are the benefits of encrypting swap?
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How to mount UUID under linux name /dev/sdx/

On my workstation after boot, sometimes the name for my same harddisk in linux changes from /dev/sdg/ to /dev/sdi/ How can I make this fixed, that the UUID is mounted exactly with the name /dev/sda ...
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Merge Ubuntu and Windows partitions

On my computer there are Windows and Ubuntu (the hard drive is divided). Can I delete Windows and connect it hard disk space join Ubuntu? If "yes" => how?
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how to access windows partitions from linux terminal?

how to access windows partitions like C or D from Linux terminal using commands because I want to work on some .cpp files there using "GCC" compiler as I don't want to change their directory to e.g. ...
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How to make a clean re-install over a same release version?

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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How can I recover my data after replacing Windows with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have migrated from Windows 7 to Ubuntu just yesterday. Windows 7 was in my C: drive. I did not realise that if I wipe Windows 7 and install Ubuntu, Ubuntu would be installed in the C: drive only. So ...
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Lost all my partition after installing Ubuntu 14.4 LTS [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a bootable pendrive. Before that I had 3 partitions on my windows system (C:, D:, and E:). During the installation process I thought it would be the same as ...
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If I remove a partition that was there first, does my second partition get access to the whole drive?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 Dual-Booted (no UEFI crap, older computer). Windows 8 was installed first, Ubuntu second. I want to remove my Windows 8 Using OS-Uninstaller, but if i do so, does ...
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How safe is it to shrink the root (EXT4) partition?

Note: I'm not asking how. I've found nice tutorials on how to do this and will try it myself and I'll dig some more or ask questions about it after my first attempt. Background: I installed Ubuntu ...
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can i recover my windows xp files after ubuntu install?

i installed ubuntu 10.04 on windows xp sp3, it used all the space in the of 320 gb in the hard drive. I had 200 gb data on hard disk on this hard disk under windows xp. is it all lost? can i get it ...
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How to recover lost partition and files after installation of Ubuntu on Windows partition?

I have got a laptop from one my friend which has installed Ubuntu by choosing a wrong option and has re-partitioned the entire hard drive and has lost all his private files. I booted the laptop by a ...
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Two HDD partitions with the same name result in uncertain directories

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that has a lot of hard drives plugged into it. These hard drives have partitions with old OS's which have a lot of key data that I use often. The problem is, I ...
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Size of partitions

So I've decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 , which I will use alongside Mac OS X and Windows. My plan was to install Ubuntu on a USB 3.0 external HDD. So far the installation is going fine, but now I ...
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Cannot delete .Trash-503 directory, returns a $RECYCLE.BIN.trashinfo: Input/output error

I cannot delete .Trash-503 folder via GUI or terminal, it returns a $RECYCLE.BIN.trashinfo: Input/output error Not even sudo rm -r or even a simple ls works in that trash directory. Check terminal ...
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What is the “Loop” partition in ubuntu?

I'm a new user to Ubuntu, to just installed and used the command sudo fdisk -l. I found out that my Windows partition is SDA and my ubuntu is loop. What is this loop thing?
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Migrate server with Clonezilla to larger disk

I have a virtual Ubuntu server with a 40 GB hdd. I used Clonezilla and created an disk image of that server. The reason I want to clone it is because of disk space (I need more). The other server is ...
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How can I get my Windows drive to show in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It works fine but it does not show any of the Windows partitions neither is it showing any pen drive that i'm trying to insert. It was also not showing any external hard ...
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How to read/mount a .gz.dd image file?

I have a partition file (a .gz.dd file) that I need to read the files from. I'm new to Linux and I don't know how I can read/mount .dd files in Ubuntu. Would you guys tell me the procedure of reading ...
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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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Can I count on SSD to distribute wear evenly? [closed]

I checked my SSD to see how much I have written to it over its lifetime to estimate how much life might be left in it. Currently, it the wear amounts to about 50 write cycles, which isn't much, this ...
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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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Failed to install ubuntu 13.10 and it also corrupted my windows 7

i tried to install ubuntu 13.10 from bootable usb but it failed and it also corrupt my windows 7. then again i tried to install ubuntu it shows that i have no operating system currently. i select the ...
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Trying to Install Ubuntu 12.04 need help

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows7 but in the ubuntu installation the option Run Alongside Windows 7 doesnt appear, and I want to know what I need to do to the partitions to do the ...
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How to make partitions using gparted? [closed]

Resize move options are disabled, so how are you make partitions using gparted?
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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 ...