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The key appears because the swap partition is mounted when using the live USB. It appears on two partitions because swap is a 'subpartition' of an extended partition. You can turn swap off with sudo swapoff -a and this will unlock the partitions.


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First off, make sure you backup everything you've got on the Windows partitions. I would then suggest trying gparted. It might let you remove the existing Windows partitions and expand the Ubuntu partitions without losing any data (depending on how the partitions are laid out).


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I suppose I'll write up my conclusions as an answer now. The short answer is that your USB SD card reader is defective. It is reporting that the size of the card is smaller than it really is. When you format the card in your android device ( using its full capacity ), then mount it in your computer, you can't correctly access the full disk so you will ...


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By default Steam stores games in your home directory (hence home partition) under ~/.local/share/Steam, not in the root partition - Steam I don't think is made to have games available system-wide. When you install a game it gives you a option to install it elsewhere: As you can see above, I have created a folder extra in the root partition under which I ...


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Fixing the backup GPT solved the issue. In order to fix it: run "sudo gparted", and click FIX when it reports the problem about the backup GPT and proposes to fix it).


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If Windows 8 is pre-installed it is booting in UEFI mode and requires gpt partitioning. But the error you are getting is because you are installing BIOS boot mode on a gpt partitioned drive. If you really want BIOS boot for Ubuntu then you need a tiny 1 or 2MB unformatted partition with the bios_grub flag in gparted. If you use gdisk to create partition it ...


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You need to: Use fdisk/parted/etc. to create a partition in the currently empty space Use pvcreate to create a physical volume on the new partition. Use vgextend to add the new physical volume to you current volume group, or vgcreate create a new volume group Use lvextend to extend the logical volume of /home (with -r, so that the filesystem gets extended ...


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U don't need to create /boot. If u want have 2 systems, u can install grub on /.(/ would have 10/20 GB) So 2 partition(/,/home) will be good and u can choose where install game on steam. If u have more than 4/8 GB don't create swap cause it ll be not used.


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Your partitioning idea is good 18 GB for / , 2 GB for swap in SSD and 200 GB for /home. You can make a partition for user apps as much as you wish (say 100 GB) and mount it at /usr. This custom partition scheme can be done by choosing "Something else" in Installation Type


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If you installed another UEFI boot with its efi boot files and you have the same version of grub, you can just edit the grub.cfg in the efi partition with the new UUID. Back up ESP - Efi System Partition before making any changes. You can just copy files back and it should work. Otherwise you have to run repairs to restore efi boot files. In your ...


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Use a different PC , install Unetbootin and create a bootable image of your favourite OS using USB and install it



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