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Questions tagged [partitioning]

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

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define partition in custom iso file

I am building custom iso for Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04. Is there anyway I can define partition in the iso? I am using cubic to build the iso. Thanks, Zain
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How to Remove LVM Physical Volume from (inaccessible) Server

The goal is to remove the physical volume /dev/sda from this LVM setup (running on 16.04 server): # pvdisplay --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sdb3 VG Name box-vg PV ...
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Copy “home directory” from “/dev/sdc/” to “/dev/sda/home” [on hold]

In linux centos7 my running disk got an issue due to which I've create a new disk with new config profile, everything is running is fine on new desk "dev/sda" as root desk, but I want to copy data of ...
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Grub On Multiple Drives?

My laptop (ASUS ROG G752) has 2 SSDs. At first, I installed Windows (BIOS) on the smaller and faster 256GB one(NVMe) and used the larger 512GB(SATA) one for games & programs. Recently I got an ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 3000 w/Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, 1TB Hdd, want to Install Dual Boot Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

How to Dual-Boot Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on Different HDD Partitions..? HDD has 3 partitions all NTFS. Windows, Drive C: 459.45GB, Free Drive D: 486.87GB, Free Drive E: 12.41GB. Like ...
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How to reallocate disk partition? [duplicate]

I've a 500GB Disk with Linux and Windows installed. I've given 30GB to Linux. So windows has 470GB now. How to increase the space of 30GB of Linux in Ubuntu from the 470GB windows?
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partition not listed

Some software (Gwenview, Firefox,...) only show my systems partition and not my data partition (when I want to open a file). Only after I opened Dolphin (which lists them all) do the other programs ...
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How to install Lubuntu 18.10

I have an Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14 AO1-431 with a 32GB hard disk. I need help on how to install Lubuntu 18.10 on my laptop. When I try to install it every time it goes in the part where it says ...
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Data recovery - micro SD “no medium found” after running in Pi 3

Earlier today I unplugged my Raspberry Pi 3 after running it for a few hours, then plugged it back in. After this, the Pi would turn on (steady red light) but would not boot (no flashing green light)....
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Partition sizes for Linux total to 50Gb [on hold]

I have decided to dual boot ubuntu on my machine. I have allocated a free space of 50Gb to ubuntu!. My Laptop has 8Gb of Ram. root - 15 gb swap - 12 gb home - 23 gb Is it Okay?
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Install Ubuntu on Windows 10 with partition set to External Drive

I am using the new surface pro and, as it is a company device, I will not want to remove Windows 10. However, for many tasks, most of them actually, I would much rather use Ubuntu. What I would like ...
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/dev/mapper/lv-root does not exist - after resizing

I have ubuntu 16.04 installed on VMware player. after following this guide: Increase partition size on which Ubuntu is installed? third answer, in short i did this steps: 1. go to vmplayer to ...
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how to create EFI partition from scratch [duplicate]

I have an internal SSD containing a single partition with Ubuntu on it. I am currently booting from this partition. However, to actually boot a second (HDD) drive is required which has an EFI ...
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How should I make partitions? [on hold]

My task is to give a 20 GB HDD(virtual machine): 10 GB to root, 1 GB to /boot, 5 GB to /home, 1 GB swap. 3 GB are still remaining. What should I do with that? Just leave it as free space?
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Installing sfdisk 3.0

I'm trying to install sfdisk 3.0 running a live Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I have run all of this: sudo add-apt-repository universe sudo add-apt-repository restricted sudo add-apt-repository multiverse ...
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Remove an LVM partition on top of windows partition

I wanted to install ubuntu in dual boot with windows 10, but I accidentally select the options: "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" + "Use LVM with the new Ubuntu Installation". When the warning popup ...
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Complete data transfer with dd - Is that possible?

I am planning to create a /home partition. The only problem is that my hard drive is MBR, not GPT, and I have used the maximum 4 partitions that are available (Windows 7, a NTFS partition for data, ...
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dd an internal partition to a single file onto an external USB drive

Description: I would like to copy a whole data partition (~100 GB) from a computer to a single file on an external USB drive so that I can copy it back on a new empty data partition of an other ...
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The installation type table is empty while dual booting windows and lubuntu on HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15t with intel optane

Having great trouble while dual booting my laptop which has Windows 10. I created some free space from my C drive for ubuntu. But in the installation type screen , it does not show any partition of my ...
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Ubuntu partition structure - can someone just paste me their df -m?

I just installed Ubuntu MATE 18.04.1 (having problems already), and it doesn't put /home in a seperate partition. Does normal Ubuntu do that? I can't remember. So anyway can someone running ...
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Need help moving data from one partiton to another NTFS

Recently my hard drive on which I had Windows installed got damaged. The other one that I stored my data works fine, thus I want to move data from one of the partitions to another partition so that I ...
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Encrypted LVM with custom partition table

Why does the Ubuntu installer not offer a way to create a custom partition table for an encrypted LVM installation? I wish to have at least /, /home, and data partitions and a swap. I used to also ...
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How can I make partitions just for the OS (Dual Boot)?

this is my first post. I've looked through some posts to get an answer but I couldn't find one, sorry. I just bought a laptop and set up a dual boot with Win 10 and Ubuntu. I've never done this ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 stuck on purple screen at startup on Macbook 2006

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 32bit on a Macbook 2.1 of 2006. After the fresh install at first reboot/startup the macbook freezes at purple screen. The interesting fact is that, after the freeze, if i ...
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grub-install/dev/sda failed. Fatal error. Boot repair can't fix [duplicate]

Legacy mode is enabled. Secure boot is disabled. Using Windows 10 on HP pavilion x360 and need to dual boot Ubuntu. (I'm using the ISO on an USB drive). grub-install/dev/sda failed. fatal error ...
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'Installation type' error while installing Ubuntu 18.04.1

I have an Asus laptop with 1TB HDD, 16GB Intel Optane memory with 8 GB DRAM. While installing Ubuntu, the installer crashes under the heading 'Installation type'. After that the installer quits itself....
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/tmp directory full

I am running some program on my ubuntu server. The program got stopped between saying that no space left on device. I checked df -h command. It gave me following result: Filesystem Size Used ...
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Installing linux on freedos laptop

I bought i new Msi laptop with i5-8300H , nvidia gtx 1060 , 16 gb ram , 1tb HDD+256 gb SSd, it came with freeDOS , so instead of paying to buy windows , i decided to start learning linux , and ...
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USB flash drive strange behaviour

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on an Acer Iconia W700 with perfect compatibility except when using a USB stick. This is automatically recognized (and fully functional) under Windows and MacOS, but is ...
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problem in creaing bootable win 10 [duplicate]

I installed woeusb in my ubuntu 16.04, I successful in creating the bootable win 8, But I unable to create win 10 bootable usb, I make same procedure but it shows error,
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Ubuntu 18.04 can't recognize my SSD

I got a new Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5, recently. Previously, I had been using a 10-year-old system. A lot of things have changed since then and I wasn't up-to-date with the latest tech. So this new ...
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Help! The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining I CAN INSTALL ANY LINUX DISTRO [duplicate]

I am having issues installing Linux Distro: ubuntu, kde, sorin, deepin, lubuntu. Even lower versions, I have 1 tb, 8 ram and everytime I try to install any iso impossible, I have this message The ...
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How to Increase dev/sda2 in linux (Debian) using Gparted or teminal [closed]

Practically, I'm new to Linux and I have issues, increasing the size of my sda2 partition where Linux is running. I also have tried several fixes, but it's not working completely. >> fdisk -l ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 can't boot (emergency mode)

After shutting down the PC too many times while the kernel is loading my Ubuntu 18.04.1 doesn't boot anymore, it falls into emergency mode the grub wasn't showing before: The screen after I select ...
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/boot has run out of room and cannot be resized

I recognize this answer has been provided multiple times, but I guess I need a little more help than what I have read thus far. I have a hardware RAID1 SSD set (AMD RAID) that I set up successfully on ...
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Cloning external HDD to internal HDD

The process of cloning an internal hard drive onto an external one is pretty well described by online guides, but I can't seem to find any info on the opposite. I want to replace my internal SSD ...
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Can't see “home” partition in “other locations”

I am a new user in Ubuntu, with a windows background. I have a 500 GB HDD on my old laptop and I made a partition sized around 50 GB for the system use, and another one ~ 410 GB for my personal use. ...
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Why don't I have “free space” when I have to make partitions to install Ubuntu 18.04 along with Windows 10? I created free space on Windows

I'm trying to put dual boot on my computer and install Ubuntu along with Windows. I don't have free space when I have to create partitions and also uefi is missing, I can't access boot menu. (I create ...
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Freeze after splash screen upon startup

I've got a dual boot with Windows 10. I installed the latest version of Ubuntu today and all went pretty well, rebooted a few times, no problem. Then I opened some of the other partitions/drives and ...
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Ubuntu/Windows dual boot

I'm having some trouble in dual boot between Ubuntu and Windows 10. I've installed Ubuntu in the same disk but using a shrinked partition. The problem is: My windows (or motherboard, I don't know) ...
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Can't Get Ubuntu 18.04 To Install Alongside Windows 10

I seem to be having trouble getting Ubuntu 18.04 to install on my Windows 10 system. My laptop is an MSI GE72 Apache Pro 6QD with two drives, a primary SDD where I have Windows installed, and a HDD ...
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Recovering a corrupt LVM partition

I seem to have corrupted my primary LVM partition [1] which contains root and swap partitions. $ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 223.6 GiB, 240057409536 bytes, 468862128 sectors Units: sectors ...
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Moving root partition to SSD on dualboot system

I just installed an SSD next to an already existing HDD on my laptop. It is a dualboot system with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. I already cloned the Windows and boot partitions to the SSD with success,...
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CAnt open NTFS drive in read write on ubuntu - i no longer have windows 10 to fix it

i switched to ubuntu 18, i recall my nfts drive listed, accessing it and even downloading some software in it. BUT -- after reboot ( after virtualbox5.22 installed) I can only see RO read only mode ...
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ubuntu 18.04 - root filesystem full

my root filesystem is full. how can i fix the problem? i allocated 15G to root which i understand should be sufficient, i wonder if i have configured the partitions correctly. there might be a ...
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Increase size of partition on live production server (VMWare - Ubuntu 16.04 headless)

I have come to a point with our production server that I am going to have to increase the size of the drive in the coming weeks. The problem is such that, this server really can't go down for an ...
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Freshly created logical volumes show large usage

I created a couple of logical volumes of around 2.0G size for practice and then created GFS2 file systems in these. There are eight physical volumes from which two logical volumes have been created. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 18.04 on NVMe SSD and using SATA SSD for storage

I'm building a deep learning desktop and will be using Ubuntu 18.04. I currently have a Crucial MX500 2TB SATA SSD. I may get a Samsung 970 NVMe SSD to install the system on for faster loading (if ...
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Formatting drive from Gnome Files causes it to mount as Root, Must Use Gparted

Using Ubuntu 18.04 "Gnome Files" file browser. If I right click on a drive and select format: It allows me to format the drive, but when I unplug and remount it, the drive is owned by root. I ...
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GPT PMBR size mismatch after dd clone - why it only happens sometimes

I have used dd command to clone disk A to disk B. However, in some cases (not always), after a successful clone, fdisk on disk B gives me: GPT PMBR size mismatch (937703087 != 1000215215) will be ...