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ubuntu 14.04 black screen when installing

I'm new in this forum. I know, that this is an old problem and I have been reading other questions regarding this. However, I've been unable to find the solution. I've been trying to install Ubuntu ...
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What is “/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg--root”?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently. During the installation I did not create a separate partition for my home folder. I also accidentally encrypted my home folder. When i did sudo df I got the ...
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I want to reinstall Ubuntu on a new drive and keep my personal data on the old drive

I'm pretty new to Linux. I've bought myself an old PC on which I installed Ubuntu. I followed a tutorial and managed to install it. I should note that the PC came with an old HDD. Now I have my movie ...
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Why am I seeing multiple partitions (EFI Fat 32 & Ext2) in Ubuntu GNOME Disk?

Can anyone explain to me why I am seeing two partitions (beside my main partition) labelled as follows: First Partition: Size: 537 MB - 532 MB Free Device: /dev/sda1 Partition Type: EFI System ...
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Partitions on Multiple Harddisks Ubuntu 16.04

I recently purchased Lenovo Thinkpad P50 (i am not sure whether Ubuntu has all the drivers for this Laptop). But what i waned to do is i have installed 2 additional m.2 500gb SSD's. So now it has 1 ...
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Why does the default installation make one choose either LVM or SWAP file (vs. partition)?

Why does the default installation make one choose either LVM or SWAP file (vs. partition)? See here. Further, is it possible to change either option later (post-installation), i.e., either switch to a ...
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How to mount extended type partition?

I am very new to Ubuntu and running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from bootable USB. How can i mount sda2 or sda 5 ? Output of sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/loop0: 1.5 GiB, 1591058432 bytes, 3107536 sectors Units: ...
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What are my current HDD Partitions

I am new in using Linux, and by new, I mean really new. I am trying to get the hang on how things work in this platform, but I can't seem to manage to understand the following: What I can't put my ...
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Please help me work out what is happening with the available space on my VM's LVM2 partition

I've got an Ubuntu Server 16.04 VM running in VirtualBox 5.0, with a 20GB drive attached (originally created as a 10GB in a VM called "box-template", then extended after the VM was cloned and renamed)....
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FUBAR Fsckk'd Ubuntu Beyond All Repair?

3TB WD AF[4096blks]Hdd ASUS P7P55d MoBo non-UEFI and 4GB ram. I tried to install xp pro 64bit, but didn't complete because of Windoze not seeing the whole drive. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 LTS and ...
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Gparted complains about lack of space to create a partition [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 17 and removed my Windows 10 entirely. I didn't have important data so I chose to erase all my data. Now I'm facing a problem in creating a partition. Gparted keeps telling ...
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how to fix my partitions

I have no idea about how i did but my partitions are mess. I tried some solutions about similar issues which i found on ubuntu forums but no one worked. I can not resize any of them. Can someone ...
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My partitions disappeared after lubuntu live cd

My partitions disappeared after Lubuntu Live CD now there sda5 which will not mount. It was Lubuntu 14. I looked around to see if an install is too difficult. I liked Linux puppy because was not so ...
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0answers
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remove a logical volume under a unrecognized partition

I am booting from usb, I need to reinstall a Linux distros on my Ubuntu machine. lsblk give me the following information nvme0n1 disk |__nvme0n1p1 part |-ubuntu--vg-root ...
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Combine multiple HDD into one to host Bitcoin core

I have 2x250GB HDD in a laptop that I would like to use as Bitcoin node. The B blockchain is around 260GB at the moment, is it possible to merge the 2 Hard Disks into one?