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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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Windows files available in ubuntu, booting and bios problem

I wanted to have two systems installed on ososbian SSD drives. I installed Ubuntu twice. The first time, I divided the second SSD into partitions and unnecessarily initialized them in Windows. Because ...
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USB Drive Not Showing Up In File Dialog

I recently purchased a USB drive to load Windows 11 onto. It's showing up in Disks and lsblk (57.7G 0 disk). However, it doesn't show up in the Files GUI alongside my other drives so I can't drag ...
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issue in autoinstall Ubuntu server 22.04 using raid1 on m2

I tried to install Ubuntu server 22.04 (even with the latest daily version 24.04) using the autoinstall process, to get a bootable raid 1 configuration, using two 2TB m2 disks. The process keeps ...
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Ubuntu server not showing free space tab

I tried to install Ubuntu Server on my laptop to dual boot with Windows 11. Everything went great until the part of storage configuration. I can see the local drive with the Windows partitions, but I ...
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/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv does not exist. Dropping to shell

I inherited a problem... originally we thought the root partition of the drive was filled and no one could log into the host. The host was rebooted and upon reboot it now drops to initramfs. I ...
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Install Ubuntu on Apple Fusion Drive ( 24 GB NVME + 1 TB HDD )

I just bought a cheap iMac 2015 27" 5K ( iMac17,1 ) with an Apple Fusion Drive. This drive has only 24 GB NVME and 1 TB HDD. I tried Ubuntu live (23.10), it works good (sometimes only the ...
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Logical Volume Management in Linux (Ubuntu)

I'm encountering an issue with my virtual machine. Initially, I allocated 25 GB of storage to it, installed Docker, Jenkins, and several other applications, and extended the LVM to 18 GB. Now, I'm ...
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Is it possible to resize my Ubuntu LV directry?

I have big problem with one of Ubuntu servers: user@lenovo-st50:~/main/project-system-docker/server$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on tmpfs ...
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Dual Boot Linux/OSX with Shared Partition

How do I create a shared partition on a dual-boot OSX/Linux such that both have read/write access to that partition? It's a MacBook 2015 running OSX 12.7.3. [edit] I would use the most recent version ...
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Why windows is asking to format my disk after i installed pop os on that disk? It is showing its file type as RAW [closed]

I checked the file type and it is showing this disk type. help me fix this issue Screenshot 1 Screenshot 2
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unable to install linux any, on western digital SN580 M2 ssd

Sorry for the long winded approach, but i don`t know what to do. john-desktop description: Motherboard product: 990FX Extreme3 vendor: ASRock physical id: 0 *-firmware description: ...
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ntfs partition got stuck in hibernation (I believe) and I need to recover it or fix it somehow

TL;DR: The drive is hibernated? I cannot delete the hiberfil-file on the drive, as it is read only. Ok, I'm not the most tech-savvy guy. So I'm trying my best to explain what I believe happened: I had ...
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Problem with ssd name in boot order

I decided to install Ubuntu next to Windows, but on separate ssd drives. Windows is installed by default on the SX8200PNP-512GT-S drive, and I installed Ubuntu on the second Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu 22.04 (Dual Boot)

I can't install Ubuntu on my Windows 11 machine for dual booting. Every time I get the error: executing grub-install dev/nvme0n1p2 failed. So far I've tried: Unallocating the disk before the ...
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Gave up waiting for root file system

I have Ubuntu server on my old pc, it has 128gb ssd and 500gb hdd; I installed Ubuntu Server on the ssd. I installed everything and, next, I installed cloud docker. When I clicked reboot I got this ...
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Mount path change automatically in Ubuntu

I have two HDD connected and I am using Ubuntu. The mount path of them automatically changed /media/talha/data1 from /media/talha/data /media/talha/New Volume1 from /media/talha/New\ Volume I have ...
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Linux/ubuntu 22.04 block device busy?

For context ... I just built a new qcow image using packer based on Ubuntu 22.04. Most of our custom ansible roles are just reused from Ubuntu 20.04 and we are finding a few discrepancies. As part of ...
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How do I create partitions on Ubuntu Server?

Does anybody know how I am supposed to create a partition? I've tried to create one on SDA, but nothing happens, It just errors out saying: Permission Denied I am using a "Dell PowerEdge R610&...
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Ubuntu grub os-prober not finding Bazzite install

I've been dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows for quite awhile now and everything has worked perfectly fine. I have Ubuntu and Windows installed on two separate drives. Recently, I added in another drive ...
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How can I clone a complex, dual boot disk? 22.04

My new SSD is defective. Surprising, but I've been all over it and that's my conclusion. Sometimes dd'ing to /dev/null errs out, sometimes it passes. I've arranged for a factory replacement. Meanwhile ...
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Limit Ubuntu RAM Usage (for the whole OS, not a process)

I have 24GB of ram, and using KDE. For some reason, I want my OS to see only 10GB of RAM. When I get free -mh it tells me that my physical memory is 10GB. How do I do that? Note: My problem is with ...
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Can’t installed Ubuntu

I have downloaded ISO on USB and installed with then Ubuntu on my laptop. It used 500GB but after I have lost 500GB and can’t find Ubuntu. Now I have only win10 on my Laptop. The ich test Boot ...
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Why My WSL virtual disk ext4.vhdx comes into 0 KB? [closed]

My windows crashed. So I want to access my WSL2/Ubuntu 22.04 virtual disk to backup some .rc config files in it. But I found the ext4.vhdx of it is 0kb. Try to mount I tried some commands to mount it ...
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External drives causing root partition to be reported "full"

I had this recurring problem on my previous PC and thought I was being smart but I wasn't: my 2 external 2 tB HDD backup drives, to which I backup nightly (to protect myself from previous disasters) ...
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/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv is full

I'm new to Ubuntu so I apologize in advance. I got my server up and running this week and set up jellyfin, which has been working fine up until now. I dont know if this is the cause but my boot drive ...
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Unable to grow vm disk using Cloud-init's growpart and resizefs

I have Ubuntu 20.04 virtual machine server with Cloud-init installed. I am trying to get the vm's disk to be automatically expanded with Cloud-init. The vm host is ESXi and data source is None as I ...
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Error during dual boot installation

​I am trying to dual boot windows 11 and Ubuntu 22.04LTS on my ASU’s tuf f15 laptop. I want windows on my internal hardrive and Ubuntu on my external Toshiba hardrive. I am faced with this error ...
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Ubuntu Server installation use LVM OS physical volume as a whole device

I'm trying to do a Ubuntu Server VM installation by using the OS physical volume as a whole device without any partitions, but I can't manage to complete the disk configuration. Is it possible somehow ...
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Moving an ubuntu installation to another partition

Mostly out of curiosity: Say that I have a secondary partition, and I copy the current instalation to it with rsync -av --exclude={/media,/home,/proc,/dev,/sys,/tmp,/run,/mnt} / /media/new and add it ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu - Lost data when I booted from windows

I have a HP Probook 450 G5 laptop, and I have a dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 10 The problem is after a while time of using Ubuntu and read/write from Partitions on windows (D: and E:) I have decided ...
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Prevent GRUB from adding EFI entries to other disks [duplicate]

Some context to understand my situation: I had this idea of a portable drive (in my case a SSD) containing a couple of operating systems that I could carry around and simply plug into any computer and ...
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Installing Ubuntu 23.10 on a separate NVME SSD than Windows 11 with Bitlocker

Yesterday I tried to get some help on fixing my grub2 after removing grub customizer and was unable to do so with any of the responses and my question was closed as resolved. I have decided it may be ...
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eMMC replaced with SD, showing incorrect storage size

I'm attempting to get an SD card to mount on boot for permanent storage and I'm pretty sure I screwed it up. This is my first time with Linux and I'm not a programmer. I've never even partitioned ...
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Unable to enlarge a cloned partition

Please help, I have cloned my 1T ssd onto a 2T ssd. There were 2 existing partitions a boot and ext4 the ext4 is 0.953G in size. I am only able to communicate with my pi4 through ssh command line. In ...
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How to fix fstab entry to mount a partition?

On ubuntu 22.04.4 I am trying to mount a partition as read/write. The following command seems to work: sudo mount -o rw,user,uid=1000,umask=007,exec /dev/nvme0n1p4 /media/Work/ but I want to add it ...
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How to mount/format fat32 partition so that I can WRITE on them? [duplicate]

I am trying to format a partition /dev/nvme0n1p4 as fat32 on ~/Work so that I can WRITE on it. But when I try to write e.g. touch Work/test.tst I get an error touch: cannot touch 'Work/test.tst': ...
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Show Disks in Nautilus sidebar

On a fresh installation of Ubuntu 23.10, my other drives do not appear in "Files" sidebar. I would like my mounted drive to appear their like in Dolphin. I made some research, but nothing ...
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Partitions not showing while installing Ubuntu on SSD

I installed a new SSD in my HP Elitebook 820. While installing Ubuntu on that SSD, there are no partitions on it, and everything is greyed out Also, I have only a new SSD, the previous one is not in ...
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Unresponsive storage ssd

I have a ssd with very important data in my workstation. It has a ext4 and a ntfs partition. This morning, the ext4 partition (sda1) didn't mount, and the filesystem was listed as "unknown" ...
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Partition windows does not exit

Why does the 500GB HDD appear here while in Other Locations it's not coming out?
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Laptop wont boot up

My laptop stopped working in the middle of me using it. I tried restarting and it sits at the Gateway logo for a while and then end up on a blue APTIO SETUP -AMI screen which I can't get beyond. It ...
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Can I decrypt an encrypted USB-HDD using a USB enclosure case, other than the one used for encrypting?

I encrypted an external USB-HDD and it works like a charm, I can decrypt using the password when manually mounting or even automatically decrypt with using the proper settings to do so with using the ...
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I want to expand my root (/) partition on Ubuntu 20.04

The directory is 100% full. Is there any way to do this without using a bootable USB drive? As you can see from the above image of GParted the drive does have some free unallocated space. or ...
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How to recover a deleted LUKS partition

I have created a LUKS encrypted pen drive with the gnome-disks tool, but a time ago I have accidentally formatted the disk, losing the partition. I tried to recuperate the partition stored on sda1 ...
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grub boot menu is not showing after BIOS update

I updated my BIOS and it told me to restart the PC for it to work, but after restarting I noticed that the dual boot menu isn't showing anymore. I have both the Windows 11 and Ubuntu 22.04 on the same ...
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Extend available disk space to Ubuntu 20.04LTS

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04LTS on a VMWare virtual machine. I have expanded the virtual hard disk allocated to the VM. It is now 32GB. The size Ubuntu use is still the same (obviously). I tried a number ...
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Tried installing Ubuntu for dual boot. Now Windows won't boot

I am trying to dual boot my older HP ProBook with Windows 10 installed. I made a bootable USB with Ubuntu 23.10 on it. It would not let me install it on the hard drive when I booted Ubuntu. It said ...
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Trying to fix badblocks on a Linux partion: futile?

I'm on Ubuntu Linux 20.04. Over the past couple of weeks I've been noticing some erratic behaviour, like shutting down unprompted and then later booting into initramfs. I followed the instructions ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 on Raspberry Pi: /var/cache/fontconfig Gets Created Before /var Is Mounted

I'm running Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish, ARM64) on a Raspberry Pi. After imaging the Pi's SSD, I re-partitioned the drive and mirrored the contents of /var onto the new partition (verified), renamed ...
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How to merge a partition to my main file system [duplicate]

This is my gparted window: How can I add Partition-2 (the selected row) to my main file system?
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