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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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Problem with sda1 file

I have a problem while installing and upgrading anything on Ubuntu. I had windows 8.1 on my Toshiba hdd along side Ubuntu 16.04. then I installed windows 10 instead of 8.1 and because of some bad UX I ...
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need help installing ubuntu 18.4/recovring previous installation

During an automatic update on Ubuntu 16.04 LST with an update to Ubuntu 18.04 LST, I encountered and error which I have made worse by trying to fix. To summarize I have a "boot drive" /sda1 with 3 ...
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fsdisk won't change partition type

I'm trying to change the partition type with the following command : sudo sfdisk --change-id /dev/sdb 2 fd However, I get the following error : sfdisk: /dev/sdb: partition 2: failed to set ...
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Can't mount back OS disk partition (no /dev/sda)

I was trying to expand my Azure VM's OS disk and I've unmounted /dev/sda1 which is OS partition in order to do the steps mentioned here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/...
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Ubuntu 18.10 don't recognize a formatted SDD

Ok, I have a problem with Ubuntu 18.10 not recognizing my SSD. I bought a laptop that had OEM partitions and Windows on it. The Windows had problems so I tried Recovery but it failed after that I ...
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Partition allignment error. Offset issues

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 to a Seagate external hard drive. I have created a 30gb partition for the purpose. The rest is currently in use. I selected a 25gb root partition and the rest is ...
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How to exclude slow disk sectors region from usage without splitting the partition?

THE PROBLEM I have an old HDD that I use for torrents. I don't care about data safety. It has a lot of slow and/or bad blocks in a couple of regions. I. e. it is fast in some parts and is slow/...
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Partition not reflecting correct size after growing disk space on EC2

I have an EC2 hosted at Amazon Web Services. Initially my mounted volume was 8 GB and then I increased it to 16 GB. I went SSH'd into my Ubuntu Server and increased the partition size from 8 GB to 16 ...
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NVMe SSD not visible in disk utilities when install Ubuntu 18.10 on macbook 2018

As the title says I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a MacBook 2018. I installed reFind. Ubuntu boots properly when I set nomodeset in the kernel options. Once the desktop loaded I do lspci -k but no ...
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Orange mark in device list

When starting my computer some devices are marked with a green sign and some with an orange one: Device overview from Dolphin 17.04.3 on Ubuntu 17.10: Where the "Linux Main Partition" denotes the ...
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re-installing with existing encrypted root

I'm trying to install ubuntu 18.04 over an existing ubuntu install with an encrypted root directory. After first trying the upgrade, it would only boot into busybox, and I think the problem is that it ...
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Is there a way to relocate LVs from an un-partitioned disk to a partition on another disk?

Freshly signed up newb here, apologies in advance for any silliness and wordiness. (Also excuse the makeshift formatting; ssh is not enabled on my build yet, and my company has copy-paste disabled in ...
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Why did resizing the boot partition result in 'no bootable devices'?

I installed Ubuntu, changed the size of the boot partition, created a placeholder for windows, and reinstalled Ubuntu in an ext4 partition. Upon reboot, there is no bootable device found by the bios. ...
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How do I get my EFI partition address? [on hold]

I don't know how to get my EFI partition address. Can someone please tell me how to?
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Unable to mount External hardisk

Error mounting /dev/sdb2 at /media/fctbth/TOSHIBA EXT 2: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sdb2" "/media/fctbth/TOSHIBA EXT 2"' exited with non-...
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No root file system is defined after trying to install Kubuntu 16.04

Lenge side jeg var Linux bruker, men nå vil jeg igang. Vil installere Kubuntu 16.04.Tror det er noen triks for å installere på rett disk. Win 10 er på C:, og disk D: er disken jeg vil bruke til ...
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When Installing partitions on Ubuntu it uses the san disk instead of my hard drive [on hold]

When i'm installing a partition it uses the San Disk instead of my hard drive. What do I do?
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Custom partitioning scheme for Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 preseed.cfg

I am trying to build a Packer based Ubuntu template with custom partitioning scheme as below: primary partition 1 /boot Primary partition 2 swap Primary partition 3 extended Extended partition 1 / I ...
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Weird Partition Setup

I recently got back into Linux again, after a long departure. So I'm learning to do things again like partitioning properly. I followed this example to create my partition setup outside of separating ...
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umount busy target

I've recently installed Ubuntu on a Lenovo/Windows10, and during installation I chose the option "delete your existing operating system and replace it with Ubuntu" which I thought it had worked fine. ...
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Ubuntu is not finding hard disks and partition table is empty

I am trying do a dual boot installation of Ubuntu using USB but when I go to install, the partition table is empty. When I then ran- sudo dmraid -Er /dev/sda it said that there were no block devices ...
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Does Ubuntu run well on CAPTIVA 14,1 Notebook (with Intel Atom Quad-Core x5-Z8350, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB flash memory) [duplicate]

Does Ubuntu ran smoothly and work perfectly well on CAPTIVA 14,1 Notebook (with Intel Atom Quad-Core x5-Z8350, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB flash memory).
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lost+found empty

Well, I've dual boot with Ubuntu and Kali Linux. So, I have some partitions on my 1TB HD: sda: sda1 -> extended with a 640GB NTFS called "Windows Data" (general files) + Linux Swap (4GB) sda2 ->...
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Dual Booting with Windows 10 - Ubuntu will see Windows 10 as FreeDOS during installation?

So, I bought a Lenovo Laptop (came preinstalled with FreeDOS) a while ago and installed Windows 10 on a partition I created (as I remember) - I don't remember anything about uninstalling FreeDOS or ...
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Steam games installed on different drive to Ubuntu OS (in home partition) refuse to run

I am new to Linux and falling in love with it more and more every day. I have a PC with 4 hard drives. 512 ssd + 500 hdd Windows 10 partition and a 256 ssd + 1TB hdd Ubuntu 18.10 partition. I am ...
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Ubuntu Kickstart preseeding partman/early_command

I am using Kickstart to preseed an Ubuntu (14/16/18) installer. This is not the standard debian preseeding, so I don't think you can directly use "d-i" configurations. There is very little ...
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How to properly configure the SSD as boot drive and HDD as storage drive for Centos 7.5 [closed]

I'm gonna installing centos 7.5 on my laptop lenovo Y50, where I'm having two hard drive. first is SSD which i want to boot from it and the second is HDD which i want to use it for storage. I don't ...
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formatting secondary hard drive

So, I have a computer with two hard drives. One of them has windows installed, and on the other one I installed Ubuntu and set is as my primary. Now I'm trying to format the one with windows so that I ...
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Moving a RAID5 from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 18.04

I've converted a Windows 10 box over to Ubuntu 18.04 . I've been using a Mobius 5-Bay external enclosure set to RAID5 for a few years and am now attempting to mount and use it in Ubuntu. After looking ...
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I can't boot any Linux usb

I wanted to dual boot ubuntu with windows 10 but the installation did not have the option to install alongside windows 10... So i cancelled the installation and booted windows 10 to free some space ...
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Installed windows 10 over ubuntu 16.04 and getting error while installing grub using live usb of ubuntu?

So i had my laptop with ubuntu 16.04 installed as a single OS in legacy mode and it worked fine . Now i tried dual booting it with windows 10 over Ubuntu 16.04 but i installed windows 10 in UEFI mode ...
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Grub Rescue can find normal.mod cant find boot.mod

I just tried to install zsh and run an apt update on my ubuntu 18 (pop os, encrypted partition) install, and grub freaked out. I can only boot into grub rescuer, which does see normal .mod (using ls /...
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grub boots from another /boot partition, encrypted partition

I installed both Ubuntu and Debian, and Debian doesn't show in grub. Apparently it doesn't recognize the boot partition. The encrypted partition of Debian (which is where the OS is installed) is ...
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Program stopped working and system complains about low disk space [on hold]

I'm kind of new with Ubuntu... I ran df -h --total to see what's going on with my system but I'm not sure if I see anything standing out or maybe I just don't know what I'm looking for with all the ...
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unable to view/access HDD

Last night I installed 18.04 on a new computer with a 250GB SSD at sda and a 6TB HDD at sdb. I formatted the SSD as 35MB EFI, 3.1GB for /boot. 133GB for /home, 72GB as /, 38GB as /var. The HDD ...
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Understanding free space / volumes on Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu. I am running 18.04 in a VM on ESXi 6.5, where I am running Docker containers. One of the apps I am running in docker is causing me some issues, one of which could be related to ...
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How can I check which partition contains Ubuntu intstallation, using Gparted while in live USB of Ubuntu?

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my machine. Now I want to check from live USB using Gparted or the df command which partition contains my Ubuntu 16.04 installation. I am getting a / ...
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I'm thinking of using btrfs but I have few questions

Does btrfs make multiple devices appear as one device? (eg. Would 2 3TB and an 8TB drive appear as a single 14TB volume) Assuming btrfs mkes multiple devices appear as a single device, how would it ...
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Unable to access an ext4 partition on external HD

I'm in trouble with a large 4 TB drive, which passes SMART Test and whose partitioning is as follows : fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 3.7 TiB, 4000787030016 bytes, 7814037168 sectors Units: ...
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Unknown filesystem type on a MacOS

I'm trying to mount a MacOS filesystem /dev/sda2 from a Linux machine, but trying to mount it fails with wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock when issuing sudo mount -o ro /dev/sda2 /...
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Restoring Ubuntu 16.04/Win7 partitions to new drive with CloneZilla

I currently have a 256GB SSD dualboot with Ubuntu 16.04 and Win7 which I want to migrate to a new 500GB SDD. I understand I can't restore a complete disk image to a different size drive, but rather do ...
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Not enough free space to install packages [duplicate]

In these days I'm trying to install TensorFlow-gpu + CUDA. While doing this I probably did something wrong and now I'm running out of space. For example when I try to sudo apt-get install texlive-...
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How to transfer files from Windows 10 partition to new Ubuntu partition

My brilliant techy son has convinced me to move to linux/ubuntu for everyday use, and installed Ubuntu on a separate partition on one of my pc's. I need to save the Windows 10 partition for 2-3 ...
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USB Drive mount problem

I have installed Ubuntu Server on a small PC box with only one SATA port and 3 USB3 ports. The Os is installed on the SATA drive, that was initially identified as /dev/sda Now I've attached another ...
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Can't format USB with Disks in Ubuntu 18.10

I think I have a broken USB. It won't show up in the File manager and even not in GParted, just in the Disks Application preinstalled in Ubuntu 18.10. It says, that the stick is mounted on /dev/sdb ...
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Unable to start the system after plugging a formatted ext4 4TB USB3 disk drive

I have an Ubuntu Server 18.04 with only a snap of NextCloud installed. I have added today a 4TB Hard Disk, I've created a unique partition with gdisk with a GPT partition table and then formatted ...
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ubuntu dualboot problem grub-customize

I recently installed both windows 10 and ubuntu operating systems and I wanted to install debian aswell when the installation finished I tried to boot from ubuntu grub but it wasn't there so with a ...
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Does re-installing Ubuntu wipe out the previous LUKS encryption?

While installing Ubuntu 16.04, I had chosen to encrypt the installation. I want to remove it now.I have backed up all data and I donot care about any data loss whatsoever. Will re-installing Ubuntu (...
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Cannot Get Windows Shares To Work Via Samba On Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 And New Drive; Cannot Change Owner

I have a file server running 1TB HDD (sdb) with a single partition and two directories shared via Samba that are accessible by our Windows, Mac and Ubuntu computers. This setup works perfectly. I ...
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How do I add more disk space to my ubuntu boot usb drive?

I am new to partitioning and allocating memory and storage. I downloaded the Ubuntu ISO and ran it on Rufus USB wizard and it created the Ubuntu file on my USB drive. I finished the process, and ...