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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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How to move /home to another disk drive using an external drive and make it usable?

So, today I have a laptop with a dual boot using both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04, in which the operational systems are installed in a NVMe SSD (Ubuntu's / (root) on an ext4 partition and Windows' C: ...
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Migrating hard drives, without windows

Okay, so I’m finally ready to ditch both Windows 7 and my aging 5400 RPM hard drive in an old laptop. It currently is 640 gigs. I bought myself a 500 gig Crucial SSD. So I started to migrate like I ...
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How to redo my zfs partitions so I can hibernate my laptop

I cannot hibernate my new laptop because I cannot seem to make a hibernate file. It appears as though when I first setup my laptop with ubuntu, I used zfs and selected the defaults. Now, I don't have ...
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Help with clean Kubuntu install on windows 11

I want to switch from Windows 11 to Kubuntu. I installed the ISO and used rufus to create the boot drive. I have 2 drives, a C drive with windows 11 and a secondary drive, both are nvme ssd, and this ...
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How to Install Kubuntu 22.04 Using a Pre-Existing /home Partition From 20.04?

Yesterday I decided to upgrade from 20.04 to 22.04. I had two partitions, one for the system, one for my home. The system partition didn't have enough space, while the home partition had a lot of free ...
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missing an entire partition

During the installation process, I chose to not erase the entire disk, so I installed it on the "C Partition" that I had windows 10 on, and that is after formatting the partition ofc. so I ...
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Selected the wrong option when installing Ubuntu with Windows 11

When i was dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 11, i accidentally selected "Install Ubuntu alongside with Windows", what i wanted to do is go to advanced, and select the partition i wanted, now ...
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How to display new and mounted SDD on Desktop and Dock

I have successfully added a new SDD to my machine.lsblk result in terminal But I cannot see the drive when i run Disk Usage Analyzer, it shows the original 250Gb drive. disk usage analyzer In DISKS, ...
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Can't rename or delete files on my other partitions [duplicate]

I am an absolute beginner, I'vs just installed ubuntu on the partition that I have Windows 10 on (after formatting it), during the installation process I didin't erase the whole disk bc I didn't want ...
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Removing boot partition from second drive

I did a clean Ubuntu install on a new disc and connected the old disc to use for extra storage. I deleted the boot partition on the old disc, but at start up the BIOS recognises the second boot ...
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I ran out of space on Filesystem root, how do i take space from home? [duplicate]

my disk partition for Filesystem root ran out of space, almost all the 20GB, while my /home partition is a good empty 70GB, since I thought Ubuntu did install apps (snaps and flatpak) on /home. I want ...
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Need help completing the set-up of a new SDD on Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and need help in completing the install of an additional SDD. I have physically installed a 2TB m2 SSD. It is showing as mounted in DISKS but not showing up in DISK USAGE ANALYZER. ...
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how to access files on a different partition on a different physical drive from konsole

I have Ubuntu 22.04 and a computer with 2 physical drives. Each drive has a single primary partition. If I start the computer and open a terminal, it opens to the boot partition, so it would looks ...
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Ubuntu partitioning: How to install Ubuntu 20.04 along side with already installed Ubuntu 21.04

on my HP laptop, Ubuntu 21.04 is installed. I wanna partition my disk to have both Ubuntu 21.04 and 20.04. So I made a booting USB and plugged it to partition the existing disk into two. However, when ...
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Installed Ubuntu 22.04 with format partition option

I've just bought an Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-76WE laptop (with no OS), and its hard drive came with some partitions. However, when I installed Ubuntu, I chose the erase disk, and install option. Later on,...
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Can I Unmount My Dualboot Windows Drive?

Yesterday I successfully dual-booted and installed windows on the part of the SSD in my system. The Windows and Linux parts work well, but the disk partition I have reserved for Windows appears in the ...
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Trying to dual boot Ubuntu but windows disk management is only letting me shrink my main drive the right amount

I have recently been looking at getting Ubuntu as some of my friends use it and reccomened it so I'm thinking I'll dual boot with windows to see how I like it. The problem is when I try to use the ...
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Out of space on presistence USB

I recently did sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade on my live 32GB persistence USB and since then the I've been getting the error that I'm out of space. I don't know what to do next, I believe ...
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Ubuntu Root partition has 1TB but showing only 358GB

nvme0n1 259:0 0 953.9G 0 disk ├─nvme0n1p1 259:1 0 498M 0 part /boot/efi └─nvme0n1p2 259:2 0 953.4G 0 part / I have installed Ubuntu on nvme0n1p2 after it was only 358 and the rest ...
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How do I mount this laptop harddrive using a Live CD?

I have a Windows laptop that went wrong, and I would like to mount the harddrive using a live CD to rescue a couple of files. I don't know how the drive is formatted or arranged but from my early ...
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Move gdm to boot partition on another drive

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu 22.04 on an Acer Aspire Laptop which has a 14GB Nvme drive and a 1TB HDD drive installed. Current configuartion: The /boot/efi /boot and swap partition is ...
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Not able to create virtual disk optimizer on CentOS 8 [closed]

Not able to create virtual disk optimizer on CentOS 8 It keep on throwing error not enough memory space available please see the commands that I have run and the error below: vdo create --name=vdo1 --...
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Can't create partition from free space in internal drive ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu in a 3TB disk and now it seems like the biggest part of it is lost. When opening disks i see all the partitions and some free space. When i click the setting button all ...
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Can someone help me either to extend /dev/sda2 partition or to reroute stuff to other partitions?

enter image description hereI often get a message saying 'unable to write to /tmp' as /dev/sda2 run out of space. I don't have any free space left to create a logical volume. I was wondering if I ...
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Formating usb in lubuntu 20.04 lts terminal

I want to format a usb using the command line, I am aware of the existence of gparted but I want to learn to do it using the command-line. I found this question that has covers the issue that I was ...
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How to Fix Acer E-11 stuck in Automatic Repair Mode after Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS install?

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS on my Acer Aspire E11, as Windows 10 is getting too bloated and slow. I don't want a dual-boot, but there's still a caveat: The laptop comes with a pre-installed ...
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This is not a bootable device error

I am trying to make my USB bootable. I have created a 4GB partition. I ran sudo dd bs=4M if=path/to/input.iso of=/dev/sdc1 conv=fdatasync to make the device bootable, but when i boot from the USB it ...
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Recover files from ubuntu hard drive that computer doesn't read

So I installed ubuntu on an external portable hard drive I was using, but now my computer won't detect it when I plug it in. The drive does turn on though. When I go to click on the change boot device ...
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Problem Solved! Disk full and the system freezes after entering password at the login screen

My entire Kubuntu partition is full for some reason. Everything has become extremely slow. I'm not even able to run terminal. The last thing I remember doing was installing Python 3. The computer is ...
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Ubuntu partition does not seem to use all free space: how did it happen? and can it be done with Gnome's "Disks"?

My laptop got shipped from factory with Ubuntu 20.04 (no other OS). Today I noticed that apparently there are only around 56 GB on the disk, but there should be roughly 1TB. Launching Gnome's Disks I ...
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USB not being recognised (no option for mount)

I have an old USB which is not being recognized by either Windows or Ubuntu However, in ubuntu (it doesn't show up on Disks or on Gparted) when I enter the command in terminal sudo parted /dev/sdb i ...
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Only part of my storage is showing up in "Other locations" on 22.04

I want to preface this by saying I'm extremely new to Ubuntu, so bear with me if my explanation isn't the best. When I go to the "Other Locations" tab in files, it shows: Computer ...
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Booting into Linux on Dell XPS takes me to OS Assist Screen Everytime

I have a Dell XPS I recently partitioned a drive on the machine to have a Linux distribution and I was able to boot into it from the boot menu (ie. Spam F12 on restart and then Select which disk I ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS with zfs filesystem and swap: deadlock! How to solve?

So after spending weeks configuring my Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, installing all the things I need, making it exactly as I wanted, I started experiencing some random freezes of my netbook (i5 11th gen with 8gb ...
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How to install Windows 10 alongside my already installed Ubuntu 22.04?

I would like to have a W10 boot option alongside my Ubuntu. I have a 500GB SSD as my only disk on this computer. I have backed up all my files already, I can restart from scratch if needed. When I ...
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I can neither see Ubuntu partition in Windows disk management nor boot to enter Ubuntu

I wrote a code that copies a file to a certain destination. However, I forgot to add a line that stops the iteration where copying takes place. Hence, the copy of the file gets bigger and bigger and ...
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Can't launch Gparted from applications menu but CAN launch from terminal

I'm a newbie on this OS. I was able to install Gparted on my 20.04 version of Ubuntu. When attempting to launch Gparted from the applications menu, I see that program's name spin on the top left ...
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Hard drive disappeared

My laptop has ubuntu 22 installed but I wanted one more Linux alongside so I was trying to install mint but when I try doing that the hard drive is not detected by the live USB. So I tried to write ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 not detected upon cloning to 8 TB SSD

Hello everybody out there using Ubuntu, Since I was running out of disk space, I cloned my Ubuntu 18.04 installation from a 4TB SSD (Samsung) to a 8TB SSD (also Samsung) using dd. Afterwards, I ...
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SSD NVME M2 is not detected during ubuntu 20.04 installation Lenovo

I buyed a Lenovo v15 which comes with an SSD NVME. I've installed windows 10 but I also want to make a dual boot with ubuntu 20.04. The problem I'm having is that when I start the installation it only ...
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Xubuntu did not show up after installation

So I made a bootatble live usb with Xubuntu on it and installed it. I followed the guided process and partitioned my disk to install Xubuntu alongside Windows 11. Then, when I restarted, nothing ...
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dual-boot; 22.04, W10; broke after W10 auto update; No grub menu; boot_repair log

https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/MJs6NM5rZ5/ Link is the boot_repair log that completed w/ success but still no ubuntu I believe my issues are related to: running BIOS booter (old satellite laptop) a ...
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Which type of partition should I specify for an external hard drive used exclusivly for backing up data?

Context I am trying to use an external hard drive to backup my data. I have a 2.0 TB drive and I have identified its name using the information I found in [1]. It turns out that the disk is ...
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Shrunk windows partition and now cannot boot

I've been using a dual-booted machine for a few years and my Linux partition kept running out of space. I booted up windows and used disk management to shrink down the windows partition, so that I ...
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Can't erase/format a drive with lubuntu on it

I do not use Ubuntu on my personal time, so I'm sorry for incompetence. I regularly meet a problem with Lubuntu 18.04: when I try to format a drive with Lubuntu installed on it I get errors basically ...
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The bootloader is installed on another drive

I was installing Ubuntu 22.04 on my external SSD, and since I went with the default partitioning options, the installer installed the boot loader on the SSD of my PC instead! Now even if the external ...
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Ubuntu asks for double authentication to access hdd?

Since today i can't open my HDD with all my photos without the root password of my user. Ubuntu won't mount it on boot (even tho I checked it) and when I mount the HDD to acces it, first gvfs-admin ...
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After creating Ubuntu into an external SSD grub menu does not show

My PC has two OS which are Windows and Ubuntu 22. I embed ubuntu 16 to an external SSD and my computer does not show grub-menu. I tried to exit and boot by selecting directory from grub terminal but ...
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New virtual disc added, but not accessible

I added new virtual disc (Ubuntu 22.04 cloud personal machine), and as you can see 70GB available, but file manager shows only 39GB: Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sda1 ...
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How to shrink the volume of an ubuntu ec2 instance on aws

I have an issue trying to shrink a 5TB EBS volume that runs ubuntu on AWS to a 200GB EBS volume. I created the snapshot and use it to create a new volume. Create a new volume of the size I want to use....
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