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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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How can I detect a duplicate version of Lubuntu installed?

When I boot up there are six options listed, when I think perhaps there should only be four? 1+2 and 5+6 seem to refer to different Lubuntu versions. Ubuntu 2, Advanced options for Ubuntu Memory test ...
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Dual boot with 2 Storage Devices?

I have a Dell Inspiron 5680 with a 128GB SSD and a 1TB 7200RPM HDD. Windows 10 is installed on the SSD, but i use the HDD for storage. My question is, if i wanted to dual boot Ubuntu 18.04.1 and ...
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Preseed auto partition disk with no prompting only if disk is empty (no existing partition tables)

Is it possible to setup a Ubuntu preseed for a one drive system, so that if the drive is empty (we can assume empty means it has no MBR or GPT partition tables) it goes right ahead and partitions it ...
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Unable to log in after moving / home to new partition

I have a ssd where I installed the OS and where until now was also mounted the / home and a hdd that I use as storage. Now I need to install windows in dual boot and I'd rather do it in the SSD, to ...
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16.04 slow to boot

Surface Pro-2, i5, 256SSD, Ubuntu-16.04 and win8.1 dual boot. Default is 16.04. Using the 18.04 install disk and GParted I shrunk the existing 16.04 partition and removed the swap file. Rebooted to ...
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Not enough space in Ubuntu for extraction

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 I have to extract a 15 GB file which will decompress to around 62 GB. I have this file on NTFS partition with 134 GB free. But still, I am getting the error message " Not ...
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Ubuntu on external hard drive with no access to the flies

I just wanted to start by noting that I don't know much about computers or programming so any help would be very much appreciated. I am a mac user -- but just a user-- and decided to install Ubuntu ...
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Linux installation , low disk space (0 space remaining)

So I had an Ubuntu. It got corrupted (Grub error then got corrupted from restarting the PC a lot). I tried reinstalling but it didn’t work, so I tried a different distro but the same result. However ...
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recover partion that is allocated for readyboost as a swap partition

i followed the tutorial https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=395435 and make my usb that is ntfs to the swap to use as a readyboost with linux. But now i want to recover back to my ntfs file or ...
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Installation failed no disk space

I've always installed Debian/Ubuntu without problems with Windows but this time I cannot. I had a w10/debian9 build but I wanted to start from 0 so I formatted my partitions and reinstalled my os. ...
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df -h command Ubuntu disk usage [on hold]

I am new to Ubuntu and when I run the below command to display my disk space df -h I get a general overview, but I would like to get a specific list of the programs occupying space in the partition ...
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18.04 shows different free disk space depending on where I check

I am a Linux (and Ubuntu) noob so take it easy, and slowly. I have installed Ubuntu to an USB-memory which is the size of 16GB. /home is mounted to another disk. If I check in "disks"-tool or Disk ...
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Difference between folder sizes in Dolphine and on Terminal usin “df” command

I have some simple questions about understanding the available space in the overall Linux partition. I have a SSD HD with a 90gb partition for Kubuntu 18.04 and have noticed that the /Root folder ...
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Create bootable Ubuntu USB on a partition, instead of overwriting the entire USB drive

I have a 64 GB USB pendrive with two partitions, of approximately 10 GB (the first) and 54 GB. I'm on macOS, and I know how to create a bootable USB drive by using diskutil erasedisk and then dd to ...
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how to define patrition table that will supprot installation of future linux on new partition ? ( picture attached )

I need to install partition that will not change in the future linux installation that i will install on different patrition. Does this table that i created will be good ? how i tell the ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu (18.04) with option to add new OS in future - can't define 'device from boot loader installation'

I need to install Ubuntu on new device - (not as virtual machine) and I want to define a partition that will be a static partition that will contain the device boot loader. I created a first ...
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File transfer between partitions extremely slow Kubuntu 18.04

I have a problem when transferring data from one ext4 (/dev/sda2, mounted on /) partition to another ntfs (/dev/sda4, mounted on /data) inside the same physical disk (/dev/sda). It does not matter ...
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Log file eating whole space in UBUNTU 18.04

I have dual boot Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with windows 10, installation was all fine and i have allocated 90 GB for Ubuntu, Ubuntu is taking around 7 8 GB and the rest space is free, but my problem is that as ...
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Try to emulate a file structure and partitions from Windows to Linux [on hold]

I'm trying to move in steps from Windows to Linux, but I have issues replicating my file structure. In Windows I have multiple partitions on multiple disks; can be a disk with one partition or/and a ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 won't start after dual boot installation with Windows 10

I have a problem with my HP Pavilion. After many repeated clean installations (using gparted and installation from the live version), I can start my linux only in Recovery Mode. I tried, when in ...
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“Unusable spaces” while trying to install Ubuntu in dual boot [duplicate]

I am trying install Ubuntu beside Windows 10. I created free spaces by shrinking a volume. But at the time of booting from boot manager, it says "unusable spaces" every time. Although every one shows ...
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No device options during installation

Long story short, my Asus laptop crashed and stopped running Windows 10. Guy asked me for $240 to fix it so I decided to try to put Ubuntu on it instead. Ubuntu is on my flash drive now, and loads ...
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How to increase Swap Partition in Ubuntu 18.04

I have laptop with 8 GB RAM and 1TB HDD. I have swap partition which is 2 GB and I want to increase it to use hibernation. I want to increase it from 2 GB to 16 GB. Here is a screenshot of GParted: ...
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wrongly I had not created partition in instaling time.But now I want to partition from a single drive to two drive.how can I do this?

This is a screenshot of one disk drive, how can I partition this into two drives? without losing any used space. Anyone, please help to solve my problem. I am trying to solve this problem for two ...
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root partition size does not change after extending with Gparted

I cloned my hard-drive and extended the root partition using GParted (with live-cd). But when I boot into ubuntu, the extra size does not show up. sudo resize2fs /dev/sda6 gives a feedback of nothing ...
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Ubuntu does not recognize dev/sda after dual boot

So I was using Windows 10 for almost 3 years. Recently I installed ubuntu using USB bootable device and I selected the option: Install ubuntu alongside windows 10 It worked like a charm(ONLY FOR 2 ...
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system not showing full capacity of SSD drives

i have 3 SSD disks on my server (500GB, 1.2TB, 1.2TB) but df -h doesn't show full capacity of my system user@hostname:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 252G ...
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invalid partition table' after ubuntu 16.04 crash

My trusty Ubuntu 16.04 LTS crashed and I had to manually reboot my Dell M6800 . I got the message "invalid partition table" and nothing happened I have since searched for this message after crash of ...
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How much swap space should i use? [duplicate]

I have a 4GB RAM laptop with 500GB hard-disc space and I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. So, I need to use the android studio a lot and recommended RAM for that is 8GB. My computer crashes a lot lately so ...
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Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda while installing Ubuntu Server 18.04

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 18.04 from USB on an old computer. I have two 4TB drives I want to run in RAID 1, I also have two other drives running win 7. The motherboard is Gigabyte GA-X48-...
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Mount a USB Drive Questions

I would appreciate someone interpret for me what the terminal run means. I've edited it for brevity. I first ran "$ sudo fdisk -l ". Then I attempted to make a directory. Then I attempted to make a ...
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I am having a problem with my computer . when the hard drive is instslled

So I was able to disconnected my hard drive then my computer came back to life when . I manged to fix my repair USB disk and took out the hard drive . so right now im typing this for the VM ware ...
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Unable to partition disk [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 and I am trying to partition the disk, but without success. It shows an Error unmounting /dev/sda2: target is busy (udisks-error-quark,14) I have also installed ...
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Need help recovering deleted luks partition

After reading various threads for a couple days I noticed a lot of people use Testdisk to recover deleted partitions, the problem I'm having is it's not telling me which particular partitions to ...
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Problem is occuring to unmount the disk and disk partition is not being made

Whenever i want to make disk partition this error occurs: error unmounting dev/sda1 target is busy ubuntu-quake-error,14 Kindly guide me what to do?
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Not able to resize hard disk partition [duplicate]

While installing ubuntu 18.04 I didn't partition my hard disk. Now my hard disk is a single partition /dev/sda2. I have tried to resize this partition but i'm getting the error saying system busy. Is ...
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The 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to install target/, Kubuntu 18.04

I have gone through a large amount of the threads with the same issue, but was unable to find a solution. I have tried the following: Manually partitioning the drive, creating an EFI volume at /boot/...
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Can't boot to Ubuntu after deleting swap partition

I dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. Space on my SSD was getting a little cramped so I wanted to delete my large swap partition and use a swapfile instead like in the default installation. I ...
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How to partition harddisk for Ubuntu 18.04

I want to partition my hard disk, but I don't have any other software running(like dual booted). And I do not know how to do it. Can you send the instructions?
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GRUB - restart into different partition from terminal command

How can I restart a specific OS partition from another using grub. The GRUB loader menu is setup, but I need to script restarts and tasks in different partitions with a mix of cronjobs and probably ...
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How to install a bootable server on a USB disk? [duplicate]

Context: I need to create a bootable USB drive which would run Ubuntu Server. What I did: booted off another flashed USB key (flashed with the installation ISO) and installed the server on the USB ...
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Create one partition occupying all the space on the drive with gparted?

I am following the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingANewHardDrive It says: 4) Create one partition occupying all the space on the drive: (parted) mkpart primary ...
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Dual Boot Worries - Windows Updates

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad L570 with preinstalled Windows 10 and just managed to install Ubuntu alongside Windows so I am dual booting using GRUB now. Everything works fine and I like it. However, I ...
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Shrink a running Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB hard drive and all of it is occupied by a Linux partition (minus 512 MB for /boot/efi). Now I want to split this partition in two halves for installing another OS. This answer tells me ...
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How to move files from root SSD to another partition?

The system gives me the following error: The volume "Filesystem Root" has only 713.9 MB disk space remaining. You can free up disk space by removing unused programs or files, or moving files to ...
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Booting a NVMe drive

Note: this is kind of follow-up of this post: https://superuser.com/questions/1318478/booting-nvme-drive-with-a-bootloader, but I decided to post here since I'm trying to install and boot Ubuntu. ...
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Preseed Ubuntu18 partition doesn't work UEFI

I am setting up dual boot, Windows and Ubuntu 18.04, for our computer labs (more than 40 computers). We successfully set this up with an auto installer before. We re-image the machines with MDT and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Installer only recognizes usb drive [duplicate]

Update: After posting this, I continued searching and found this article, which is exactly the same issue that I was having, and was able to use the solution to successfully complete my install. I'm ...
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Resize disk to Install windows 10 alongside Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 16.04 running on below disk and I want to install Windows 10 alongside it My understanding is that the overall process should be: Resize my disk to make space for Windows 10 Install ...
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Tried to dual boot Windows 7 with Ubuntu but Windows won't boot. How to fix? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and tried to dual boot it with Windows 7. Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS was successful but now had become the main OS. On GNU Grub (version 2.02), it gives the following options: Ubuntu, ...