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If you have blank disk Boot into Ubuntu Installation media. This can be either CD or USB stick. Start the installation. Proceed to Step 4 and choose "Something else": You will see your disk as /dev/sda or /dev/mapper/pdc_* (RAID case, * means that your letters are different from ours) Click "New Partition Table..." You will see that you have free space ...


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That's a bad idea. If you put the installed applications on the SSD you'll get a more stable operating system and better performance. You've got a 120GB SSD, so you should not hesitate to use it for your installed applications. Your 750GB hard drive is certainly not there for nothing. Here is my suggestion for how to use the 750GB hard drive optimally. ...


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The Swap Area is basically extra RAM that lives on your hard drive. The Windows equivalent would be the Pagefile. It is much slower than physical RAM, but is necessary in many cases to keep a system running smoothly. You can either make a separate partition for your Swap Area (recommended), or you can go the windows way and make a Swap File on your system ...


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Installing the below packages only will auto-mounts your exFAT formatted drives , sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils Or try to mount it manually after installing the above packages, sudo mkdir /media/exfat sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sdxx /media/exfat /dev/sdxx - your exfat partition. In Ubuntu 14.04, exfat-fuse and exfat-utils packages are ...


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A swap partition on your SSD will let you wake up faster from hibernation (aka "suspend to disk") as compared to swap on a hard drive. But given the incredibly fast boot time of Ubuntu when booting from SSD a wake up from hibernation may be slower than a reboot. If you do not hibernate you may never need to swap at all. Only in case you often have very ...


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The "flags" shown in parted or GParted can refer to different things. Some of the common ones on GPT disks include: msftres -- This flag means "Microsoft reserved." It's used as "scratch space" by certain Microsoft tools, so it should not be deleted or re-purposed unless you're deleting Windows. See the Wikipedia entry on this partition type for more ...


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If you have disk that contains Windows installed Boot from Ubuntu Installation media. Unmount any mounted drives if they exist. Proceed to Step 4. Choose "Something else" and click Continue: You will see partition table. It will look like this: Free some space for Ubuntu: Select the Windows drive (not the loader!). It should be the biggest drive in ...


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sudo fdisk -l lists all the partitions on all your storages partitioned with msdos partitioning label. I think that, /dev/sda1 is active primary partition. This partition has Windows 7 boot loader. /dev/sda2 is primary partition formatted as NTFS. This partition has Windows 7. /dev/sda3 is primary partition formatted as swap space. This is a swap ...


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It does not work like that in Ubuntu (and in Linux in general). Unlike Windows, Ubuntu does not keep all the files needed for an application in a single folders. Rather it shares common files needed by the system as well as other apps. So, files are stored in folders for different types of common files/libraries. The default installation of Ubuntu ...


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First of all is important to know that you cannot resize to shrink your root partition if you are using it (This is called online shrinking). You can only grow it online. This is supported by the resize2fs command. I will assume the following: You don't want to loose your information on the root partition. You don't have physical access to the hard drive ...


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You cannot shrink/edit a partition if any of the partition on the storage device is mounted. So in order to unmount and edit the root filesystem, the OS need to be shutdown. Then boot into a live system and edit the partition as described in other answers. Alternative solution : swap file As an alternative to creating an entire partition, a swap file ...


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Ok, first, the answers I have seen do not address the 2 most important issues. First, although I applaud your diving in and trying something, the reason you have run into problems is due to an incomplete understanding of the linux directory structure. Please confirm what follows before blindly following my advice as I am not a regular user of the *buntu ...


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Solid-state drives are not like regular mechanical hard drives in the sense that you can partition the drive to keep data for certain partitions in a specific physical area of the drive platters. You cannot write to a specific memory address on the SSD, like you can with RAM. The SSD controller will distribute data across all of the available memory on the ...


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Without an existing OS, the installation is easier - you have no need to worry about data retention or compatibility with prior operating systems. I would be tempted to let Ubuntu do whatever it feels like to the disk (it will reformat and partition the disk by itself) unless you have a specific desire to have some partitions, like /home, seperated out.


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Your disk is probably failing. You probably don't have a virus. You can check your drive SMART data using smartctl -H /dev/sda, but if Ubuntu told you there's a disk error you should believe it. Start copying your data to another drive. Stop using the drive for any other purpose in case you're destroying your documents.


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Others have posted good information; however, there's one other critical detail: Ubuntu lacks a useful NTFS repair utility. Filesystems occasionally become damaged. Power outages, bugs, system crashes, and other conditions can cause this to happen. When Ubuntu encounters a damaged NTFS volume, Ubuntu will refuse to mount it. Thus, on an Ubuntu-only system, ...


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For example in order to increase the virtual disk size to 60GB you need to run the following command: VBoxManage modifyhd "/home/agha/VirtualBox VMs/agha rehan abbas/agha rehan abbas.vdi" -–resize 60000 (size is in MB) Then you need to start you Windows machine and go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk management right ...


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I suggest you following steps because a file system across the entire SD Card. First, Backup files. You must backup your datas from your SD Card to any other volume. Second, Use fdisk command. Press Ctrl+Alt+T. enter following commands. $ sudo umount /dev/sdb $ sudo fdisk /dev/sdb Command (m for help): o Command (m for help): w Third, Rerun disk ...


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Run parted interactively, then use the print devices command, like below: sudo parted GNU Parted 2.3 Using /dev/xvda1 Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands. (parted) print devices /dev/xvda1 (8590MB) /dev/xvdb (429GB)


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Download Gparted Live CD .iso from here and burn it using Brasero Boot from it skip language To start up the default graphical environment Press Enter That's is Now start Gparted


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Try writing to those blocks: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda6 bs=1024 count=1 seek=303975848 sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda6 bs=1024 count=1 seek=303975849 sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda6 bs=1024 count=1 seek=303975850 sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda6 bs=1024 count=1 seek=303975851 (or in your case, you could collapse that to a single dd call with ...


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This is written so it can be read all the way through, skimmed, or sections can be skipped. However, I highly recommend looking at the last section ("you might not really be limited to 4 partitions at all") before deciding what to do, in case you have a GPT-formatted disk or otherwise are not subject to the 4-partition limit. Multiple "Filesystems" on the ...


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Danatela is correct; however: It's common practice to use a primary partition for a single-partition disk like this. Although a logical partition will work for this purpose, it involves somewhat more complex data structures than a primary partition, those data structures end up reducing the size of the partition (by an admittedly minuscule amount), and ...


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You have two issues. Windows only boots in BIOS mode from MBR(msdos) partitioned drives. It looks like drive was originally gpt. And when you install Windows in BIOS boot mode it does not correctly convert to MBR, but leaves a backup gpt partition table. Windows only boots from gpt drives with UEFI, so if you want to convert to gpt partitioning, you have to ...


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Your problem is trying to install Ubuntu in legacy mode, instead of UEFI mode like Windows. Then you will be installing grub-efi, instead of grub-pc, and you will not need a 1M partition flagged with the grub-bios flag (needed bacause gpt partitioned disks do not have the room right after the Master Boot Block to store grub's core.img executable. Secure ...


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The first thing to do is to take a forensic copy of the drive. Duplicating the drive entirely gives you the flexibility to work on repairing the problem on the copy while insuring you do no further damage to the original. I like dc3dd for this better than dd as dc3dd provides a progress report while it runs. 1) Boot from a Live media USB or DVD - Choose ...


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The tmpfs filesystem is a RAMDISK. The following will create a 2G RAMDISK that will always be available. sudo mkdir -p /media/ramdisk sudo mount -t tmpfs -o size=2048M tmpfs /media/ramdisk The ramdisk folder is owned by root as it is to be available on reboot. The ramdisk permissions should be writeable by everyone. The tmpfs default permissions (chmod ...


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Swap space doesn't use a filesystem at all. For regular filesystem partitions, my thoughts are: Ext2fs -- This is the major surviving non-journaled Linux-native filesystem, and as such it has limited utility. I'd only recommend it on a small partition (such as a separate /boot partition or possibly a small USB flash drive), where the journal will be more ...


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If this is part of a wide-ranging update, perhaps a centralised file server with some redundancy might be in order. There are many systems and protocols that work for both Windows and Linux and will provide next-to-native performance (if not better). That would leave all important stuff off the SSDs and free for applications and swap. It's more costly ...


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Do any of the following help you? (sorry, I don't have enough rep to comment this). Now suppose that we are going to install Ubuntu 11.04 and at first of the installation process we will meet Allocate drive space screen (the most important step in the installation process). In Allocate drive space screen Select Something else to partition your disk drive ...



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