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Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as 'partitions'

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Moving files to mounted drive

On an Ubuntu server (16.04) I have the following mounted drives (df -h): I had a big file in my home directory and I ran the following command: sudo mv Miras.txt /dev/sda3 It took time and ...
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How to give more space to Ubuntu in triple boot? [duplicate]

I have 3 Operating Systems on my machine - Windows, Kali and Ubuntu. I wish to increase the space given to Ubuntu from Windows. I'm not sure how to proceed in this case. Here are my partitions as ...
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Need to change FAT32 partition permissions

I have created installed K-Ubuntu with a seperate FAT32 partition with mountpoint as /windows. It shows up as /windows when I type ls in root directory. The issue is when I login as the primary user (...
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Move home folder to NTFS partition ubuntu 20

I want to move /home to a NTFS drive on Ubuntu 20.0 LTS. I tried the steps mentioned here, but it fails after the following steps: sudo mkdir /mnt/tmp sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/tmp sudo rsync -avx /...
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Chrome os triple boot [closed]

I was trying to triple boot into chrome os i installed the cinnamon but when i go to install the chrome os it shows no more than 4 primary partitions can be created. I have the windows file in the ...
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Dual boot Kali with Ubuntu using LVM

I'm trying to install Kali dual boot with Ubuntu using LVM. But how? Do i have to create another volume group to install the ubuntu or just create a new 'root' logical volume in the same volume group ...
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GParted Bringing to No Menu [closed]

I'm trying to use GParted, and I'm able to boot properly (resolved this issue). So I put in the USB stick and turn on the computer, and it brings me straight to the GParted program, but after ...
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SOLVED: mouting partitions in newly installed Linux

I had a single HDD with 2 partitions, one for the OS and the other for my data. Now I added a SSD and made a fresh Linux install, following the same 2-partitions logic. Result: now I have 2 hard ...
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Restore OS and files

I had two OS on my laptop: Elementary and Ubuntu 20.04. Both of them had problems due to my old machine. So I used to switch from one to another. Today I tried to reinstall ubuntu. I wanted to keep ...
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Is it possible to extend my “computer” partition?

I was trying to dual boot Ubuntu in my laptop, and as I have 2 drives (SSD - 128GB AND HDD - 1 TB) and as my ssd contained my windows, I wanted to get Ubuntu running in my HDD, so I tried making ...
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Booting Gparted with GRUB [duplicate]

I'm trying to boot into Gparted with a USB stick I have, but when I turn the computer on, it brings me to the GRUB menu. I have a dual boot Ubuntu/Windows computer and am trying to shrink the Windows ...
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How can I use a different partition?

I have a ubuntu system with a disk with different partitions (some I cannot use) in the end I have a 127 GB partition almost full (just 12GB free) that is /dev/sda5 and is mounted at the file system ...
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Can you make a Live USB with the persistent partition in my main, internal Hard Drive instead of in Live usb itself?

I want to Try out a few versions of Linux in some Live USB's, and Don't know a way to make the persistent partition in the main computer/HDD(in a different partition, of course) instead of in the live ...
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Problems with an external HDD

First of all, sorry for my english, but i really hope that someone could help me with my problem, here is it: I tried to install Arch Linux in my external HDD, alongside with Ubuntu 20.04. The thing ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop Migration From 120GB SSD To RAID1 (software) 1TB SSD Not Booting

I initially installed Ubuntu Studio 20.04 onto a 120GB SSD. I'm wondering if it is possible to migrate this to RAID1 (software) with (2) 1TB SSD drives. What's confusing me is how Ubuntu Studio 20.04 ...
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MSI GE66 - Grub menu not showing after install (dual boot)

just installed kubuntu 20.04 on my MSI GE66 Raider laptop with dual boot. The bootloades should be installed in: /dev/nvme0n1 Other available options are: /dev/nvme01p3 /dev/nvme01p4 /dev/nvme01p6 ...
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Windows 10 start without asking [duplicate]

I have inatalled ubntu without problems alongside with windows 10 for fist couple times it asked me which windows i want but after that And after excatly i did a partition using windows cd and delted ...
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How to merge two partitions on the same hard drive (one of which is the system file)

I'm very new to linux, coming from lifetime of windows. And also, apparently, stupid. because even though there are many questions similar to mine, I cant seem to find (or rather understand) solution. ...
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Deleted EFI partition and now no OS detected while booting

I deleted /dev/sda1 partition of Ubuntu 20.04 by mistake, now when I try to boot, system is not able to detect the OS, is there any way to fix this ? This the image of disks using live usb I have ...
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How can the issue of mouse pad stuck issue solved while installing Ubuntu 18.04 along with Windows 10 in lenova AMD A 6?

Lenova model PF1CDYJP In this laptop while installing Ubuntu 18.04 along with Windows 10 after giving one partition root, the second partition when I select for home it is stuck, mouse pad is not ...
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Trying to mount a partition at installation

So I'm trying to mount a partition that i used as storage when i was using windows, and I'm not sure what option to choose on the "Use as" tab, some of the options are enabling "format ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu with Windows: cannot change from RAID to AHCI through BIOS

I recently got a new laptop HP Envy (Model: 15M-ED0023DX). Its full SSD machine and I want to the change the SATA from RAID to AHCI so that I could see the partitions when I boot from pendrive (Ubuntu)...
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Expand /boot on ZFS in virtual machine

So I set up a virtual machine with Ubuntu Mate 20.04 and because I wanted to try it out, I set it up to use ZFS. I use a disk size of 10GB and the installer decided to set up my bpool to have a ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 server 'Live?' Can Not detect muti-partitions UEFI and CSM backward compatibility

Unlike Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 20.04 'Live??' does not have the same capability to detect 12 partitions under the UEFI and CSM - or backward compatibility firmware configuration. Is a real "Ubuntu ...
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Queries about distro switching and dual booting [closed]

This is my compilation of my questions regarding distro switching. To begin with, where are all my programs stored in linux?(like the c:/ drive in windows) If I switch distros (I know my files will be ...
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Can't install Kubunutu since it says space is unusable. ( dual boot along side windows 10 )

I can't install Kubunutu since it says my space is unusable. I am trying to dual boot it alongside windows 10 and I gave it 35 gb storage. I am pretty sure it is because I have more than 4 partions on ...
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Grub problem on dual boot UEFI installation - Boot on grub console, boot-repair doesn't help

[Before the problem] Recently, I've installed Kubuntu 20.04 on my work computer with a dual boot with windows. The computer has an SSD, and a HDD. The SSD contains a EFI partition at the beginning, ...
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How do I fix my partitions

I want to remove sda1 and allocate all the space to sda4 including the unallocated space. Can I do this somehow using commands without having to reinstall Ubuntu?
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Luks partiton on usb-cant remove [closed]

I forgot the password for the luks partition, it was an Ubuntu based distro 20.04 install (on the usb), it is marked as a read only partition. I am currently using virtual box on windoze 10 as my ...
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Fresh Ubuntu Installation Freezing When I Start Up My Computer Windows 10

I have been trying to make this work for 3 days straight right now. I just installed Ubuntu on a USB (San Disk Cruzer Glide 32GB) on Windows 10. I know that the installation is correct since my ...
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Ubuntu partitions (/, /home & swap) are showing under a Windows extended partition? And, how to use the existing /home partition?

I was getting frequent error messages (usually on Ibus Preferences – which were very frequent, and errors on few on other categories too). So, I re-installed using a LiveCD creating new partitions for ...
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Best way to utilize a SSD external disk [closed]

I would appreciate some advice on my particular situation. I have a machine running ubuntu, with the disk almost full. I have also a external USB connect SSD of 500GB. I would like to use it with the ...
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Data/partition recover from live usb

I had 2 drives in Windows 10 - C and E. I have created a unallocated space in from E (shrink it) and then booted from Ubuntu 18 live usb. But when trying to install in that unallocated space, Ubuntu ...
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Grub2 of LinuxMint 20 does not load Grub2 of Ubuntu 10.10 and vice versa [closed]

Problem: I have been using Ubuntu 10.10 (UB10) for several years. Recently, I installed LinuxMint 20 (LM20). Grub2 of LM20 added the Grub2 boot menu of UB10 but none of the menus of the latter were ...
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It is ok to delete found.000 folders range from ntfs partion?

I am using windows-Ubuntu dual boot and have one ntfs partition which is used by both windows and Ubuntu But i don't understand why Ubuntu creates found.000 found.001 etc.folders? I want to know all ...
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Disks not showing on fresh install

Firstly, I have 10+years on Windows sys admin, but i'm new to the linux world I've just deployed a dedicated server with 4x9TB disks for my backups using hetzner server I used their recovery console, ...
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After installing Ubuntu stuck with windows boot manager

I override my windows 10 by installing Ubuntu by first formating the C. Drive and then making the Ubuntu partition from that free space. As I installed ubuntu is working fine, but whenever I start my ...
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How to access hard drive partitions formed after dual boot?

I have recently dual booted Ubuntu alongside windows 10. After the Dual Boot, I split the D drive of 1000 GB into different drives in windows. But in Ubuntu I can only see the shrunk D volume of 250 ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu along with Windows 10 but grub file missing and the result from boot-repair made everything worse

recently, I’m trying to install Ubuntu and Windows 10. My mistake is install Ubuntu with Legacy mode. After restarting my PC, grub bootloader wasn’t show and I was trying to fix that by using command ...
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Can I change my Bcache settings on the fly?

I made a fresh install of ubuntu 20.04 on my desktop, and then, from within the installation, created a bcache device to put my /home sudo make-bcache -C /dev/sdb4 -B /dev/sda1 Where /dev/sdb is the ...
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Multi-drive full system encryption [closed]

I want to fully encrypt a fresh install of Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.X, including the bootloader. I need a fully secure system. My current setup is as follows, which is pretty much how I'd like the ...
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Grub error solution not working for me

I have Ubuntu as the only os. I am trying to fix the grub error. The command ls give (hd0) only, Command 'set' give: Cmdpath=(hd0) Prefix=(hd0,msdos1)/boot/grub Root=hd0,msdos1 So I did this: Set root=...
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Can't boot Windows 10 after installing, Ubuntu 20.04 pre-installed on different drive

I have been using Ubuntu for a few months, and was trying to install Windows 10 as dual-boot for software/games that don't work in Wine. Ubuntu 20.04 is installed on a 120GB Kinston SSD. 1TB Seagate ...
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About deleting partition in hard disk? [closed]

enter image description here enter image description here how can i manage this problem is it good to format? or any other problem will raise?
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Cannot create swap space in Ubuntu 20 installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20 into a toshiba laptop with 8 GB of RAM. I'm following all the steps as usual, and for some reason I cannot successfully go foward the partition table part of the ...
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Ubuntu 20 Kernel panic after moving and resizing root partition

My system was running smoothly until my root partition started running out of space. So I decided to try to resize it, unfortunately I needed to move it to the left as well. It seems that the process ...
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no permission even though i have permission after using dd to recue disk: home partition gets mounted as noexec

I had an old_hdd which was dying; it was causing i/o errors. I used gddrescue to copy all data to a new_hdd with exactly the same size (1TB). This new_hdd mounts without i/o errors or bad sectors and ...
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How much space should i allocate for ubuntu [closed]

I have a 256GB SSD and windows is installed on it. i have roughly 150GB of free space left and i want to dual boot my laptop. I don't want to store lot of apps and stuffs on ubuntu, Just some coding ...
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Uninstall Remove Windows from Grub [duplicate]

So First off .Thank You everyone for the enormous help that you all have given me. Any problem i had i would always come digging here. Now i have a common dual boot system. Ubuntu & Windows . What ...
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Ubuntu image restore in external hard disk problem

I have Ubuntu 18.04 in my working SSD. I wanted to migrate to a new Ubuntu 20.04. So I installed a new Ubuntu 20.04 and working in it. Now the old Ubuntu 18.04 was taking a lot of space in my working ...

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