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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 install Windows 10?

I was trying to install Windows 10 .Windows Installer Image. I have ubuntu 20.04 at present.It has partitions 512.0 MB and 931.0 GB GParted Image. How to solve my problem.How can I get an extra ...
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Why has Ubuntu 20.04 locked me out of a whole partition that has nothing to do with the os and how do I reclaim ownership of partition/drive?

Ubuntu has locked me out of a separate partition outside of the system, it just holds my stuff sys ntfs so windows also has access. I only have read permission, I need to get it back. How do I reclaim ...
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Unable to boot into Windows after UNetbootin installation. (Dual-Boot)

I just recently used UNetbootin to install the new version of Linux Mint. I did not have a USB on me at the time and found online that I can just use my harddrive as a bootable drive for installing ...
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LVM with four disks - single volume across a pair of mirrors possible?

In my possession I have four disks: a pair each of 500gb and a pair of slightly below 500gb, and both pairs feature different rotational speeds, cache size and other specs. I was wondering if a ...
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Why does my new external SSD have 3 partitions where 2 of them are only a few megabytes and how do I merge them all to use the full space?

I got a 512GB XPG NVME SSD and connected it via an SSD enclosure. When I was trying to set it up using GParted, I saw that there are already 3 partitions present. Before trying to set it up using ...
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Unable to boot any of my systems without flash drive

I installed Kubuntu 21.04 on a HDD but it was only booting with the installation stick still plugged in. So I followed the advice the secound response with 11 upvotes in this thread gave Can't ...
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How can I create an usable partition with unallocated space?

So I have an unallocated space in one of my disks, and I want to use it in order to storage my Downloads, I want to know first how can I make this space an usable space, and second, how can I move my ...
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Fresh Kubuntu 21.04 Installation won't boot

I'm trying to install Kubuntu 21.04 on a HDD. My Mainboard: Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 BIOS: Award Software International Inc. Version: FD 2012-03-20 I made 4 partitions. /boot, /root, /swap and /home. But ...
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USB ports not working - not mounting

my USB (ports) has stopped working. Unable to mount any usb related device and they do not appear in Disk - gparted either. No sure why they are broken, but they are :/ I have tried reading up on the ...
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Issue with ubuntu writing a MBR on an SSD

So far I have two disks, one SSD for my main os(FreeBSD) that is connected with the NVME bus and one SATA3 HDD for ubuntu. I installed ubuntu much later than FreeBSD for a project that required some ...
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How to resize Windows partition when dual booting?

I have Linux has as my main OS and Windows being Dual-booted for my printer and just in case. This is my how my partitions are done so far: Screenshot of GParted with partition layout So basically I ...
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How to reinstall grub2 after installing Windows 11 (on a dual boot system with Ubuntu 18.04)

I've just installed Windows 11 on the first partition of my disk,that's partitioned like this : # fdisk /dev/sdb -l Disk /dev/sdb: 465.76 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors Disk model: ...
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Kubuntu installation - Failed to create a file system

I tried installing Kubuntu using the manual partition option. When I get to the point where the installer tries to create the new partition, I get the following error: "Failed to create a file ...
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After install, just appears an _ when boot

I just installed ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS and when it said remove usb drive which I used to install it, appears a blinking _ and any more happens. The partitions size was this: Disk 1 Partition 1: /boot: ...
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alert /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root does not exist after using fdisk to add a new partition

I wanted to add windows as a dual boot option to my existing linux system. Since all the tutorials mentioned having a dedicated partition for the installation, I used fdisk to create a new primary ...
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My SSD Partitions are mounting as noexec, in defiance of fstab

I'm on 18.04, and my SSD partitions are mounting as "noexec" despite that "exec" is explicitly stated in fstab. This is happening both with NTFS and EXT4 partitions. My FStab ...
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Getting initramfs prompt after every boot, Need Help?

I selected something else option during installation and did a maual format of the partitions. I only have one partition /dev/sda1 which is 1 tb. Is that an issue? "My Hardware: Msi 970 a gaming ...
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Rezise LVM on VM VMWare Ubuntu

I am needing to expand a disk in an Ubuntu virtual machine in VMWare but I am not clear about the procedure since I do not control Linux very well, the partition is logical from what I have been able ...
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Latest Ubuntu is lagging from previous one

I have Dell Vostro laptop having 4 Gb Ram with pre-installed Ubuntu 16.04 in one partion and I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 from official iso as second partion. The Ubuntu 16.04 is working alright but ...
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I just installed ubuntu and can't find my data

Hello i just installed ubuntu i didn't choose first option that will erase all your data i choose /dev/sda2 which is my hdd drive 1TB and mounted to /home and my sdd which is 256gb mounted to / and ...
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Second Hard Drive Problem [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my MSI laptop. This is not a dual boot. I installed it to my SSD drive. I also have HDD drive for storage. But I can not write to it now (copy,paste,making file is ...
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Dual boot issues - same disk Windows and Ubuntu

I've been researching for hours on how to fix my problem, and have just decided it is probably best for me to just restart the process using what's recommended to me. I'm well aware that there are ...
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I can't boot up windows after dual boot

So, I installed Ubuntu successfully with dual boot after a couple of installations due to corrupt iso, I should also add that I did make a separate partition and installed Ubuntu there after ...
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Adding storage by adding additional drive

So I installed a new SSD and I created an ext4 partition so I could have additional space for my Ubuntu which is installed on my other SSD. I mounted the partition and rebooted my Ubuntu (gparted ...
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Please explain how to install shadowsocks http obfs in ubuntu

Please explain how to install (shadowsocks http obfs) in (ubuntu) 18.04 I couldn’t find the right way anywhere
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How do disable a Swap partition to use Free space?

Hello I'm new at using Ubuntu. I'm using a Virtual box to run Ubuntu but I ran out of storage space so I added more storage to the Virtual box. My issue here is that I cannot allocate the unallocated ...
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Boot Repair - GRUB2 MENU dpkg

I am currently running Ubuntu on a 7.5GB flash drive, as my 256GB SSD (partitioned as a Linux system) does not seem to be able to boot. When I do boot it from the BIOS menu, it comes up with a ...
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How to change Windows 10 MBR (bios) to show Lubuntu as an option while booting?

I wanted to install Lubuntu as an additional OS on my old laptop (bios mode only) which has Windows 10 already installed. So, created some free space on laptop after shrinking existing partitions (...
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I can't install Ubuntu without deleting the Windows Boot Menu

I downloaded Ubuntu onto a flash drive, but every time I attempt to install it, it only gives me the options of "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" and "Something else". Why is the ...
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HDD partition not showing up on PopOS but does on WIndows [closed]

I have a laptop with Windows 10 preinstalled. It has a 128 GB SSD with Windows and a 1 TB HDD. I recently dual booted and installed PopOS on the HDD. My HDD had 3 partitions which I made on Windows ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 sees only 1 storage to install

I have 4 storage drives on my system. Current Storage in Win 10 My goal is to install 21.04 on the 1 TB empty drive listed as Disk 1. It's a regular HDD. The windows OS runs off a nvme currently and I ...
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Switching from an SSD to HDD, how will Grub behave?

I am going to replace the HDD in my dual-boot laptop with an SSD. I don't want to move my files, since everything I need is backed up to the cloud. This is what I plan to do: Install a fresh copy of ...
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Grub can't find windows bootloader

I'm struck in a terrible terrible situation. PLEASE help me out here !! Story I have an Acer Nitro(intel i5 8th gen cpu) dual booted with Windows 10 and ubuntu 20.04. I have 2 disk drives- one is ...
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Screwed up badly enough to warrant wiping my SSD and fresh installing. Seeking help to at least do this correctly

I've been trying to download some data science packages within my Ubuntu OS using Docker and noticed I somehow had used close to 150GBs of space. I tried this installation multiple times, so I thought ...
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How can I “isolate” GRUB from one distro to another on a multi-boot setup?

I have a triple boot setup with KDE Neon Unstable (we'll call this the primary since that's the one I use the most so far), Ubuntu MATE development release, & Windows 10 on a laptop (thanks to ...
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Second Hard Drive Problems

EDIT: Problem Solved. Apparently when I was using windows I turned on Fast Startup and Hibernation, I installed Windows again and turned them off and reinstall Ubuntu. Now I can write to Second Drive. ...
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Why my vmware shows two partition for same disk space?

While I was watching a tutorial I noticed he only had one partition but I have two. And can I change my File system partition from FAT to Linux. Can anyone make me understand this picture.
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How to lock a partition with Ubuntu so that it won't be accidentally wiped during an OS installation?

I want to install Arch. I have no use CLI-installer. So I am scared that I delete my important data in a partition. Can I lock the partition for saving data? I use ubuntu. Can I do it in ubuntu? Or is ...
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how to recover windows 7 overwritten by ubuntu server 18.04

I installed ubuntu server 18.04 on my computer, and there was an error when setting up the partition, so the windows 7 hard drive and my data were deleted / overwritten by this ubuntu install, I've ...
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External USB Drive unplugged, Still showing in Diskutil & lsblk

OS: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop Hardware info: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 3 x 10 Port USB 2.0 Hub many USB External Hard Drives How the issue occurred: Was moving a large file from external USB drive A to ...
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Installing Ubuntu in empty HDD with Windows 10 installed in SSD

[Not Duplicate] I couldn't find a thread directly addressing this issue, and I didn't want to take chances with my Windows installation and files. I have a SSD running Windows 10 and an empty (...
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Lubuntu - Slow boot - Maybe swapfile or partition

I have noticed that my Lubuntu 20.04 boots slowly. So far, I have read some posts, and I can share you all this info I have collected: # systemd-analyze blame 19.296s dev-sda5.device ...
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No Option to Select Operating System - Stuck in Aptio Setup Utility - Please Offer Diagnosis

I recently purchased an M1T Mini PC Desktop Computer Intel Celeron N4100 (I believe this is an SSD device) which came with pre-installed Windows 10. Within Windows 10 I adjusted the size of some ...
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Ubuntu is installed, but when I reboot my laptop, the operating system does not work

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop (i5, Nvidia 940m, 8 gb, 1 TB) trying to have a dualboot. Everything goes well at first I get the installation screen, I choose the partition etc, Everything goes well ...
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What kind of machine can I use to install Linux Ubuntu? [closed]

I have already followed a process for instaling Ubuntu by myself without knowing anything about this OS back in 2005 (I had background for installing OS s.a FreeBSD 4.2). My machine was bought on 2005 ...
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Disk partition problem when trying to install Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu along side a Windows 10 installation on a Sony Vaio Laptop. The problem is that when I get to the point of installing it there is no option to install it alongside ...
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My Ubuntu System Does not start the Desktop

A few days ago my storage got completely filled and I accidentally shut the computer. now I cannot get past the black screen and all I'm left with is a virtual terminal. I tried resizing the partition ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot : freezes while starting services

I use Ubuntu 20.04. I just switched hard drives. I went from an MBR to a GPT partitioned hard drive. The problem is when I run Ubuntu on my new hard drive, the boot process stops when starting ...
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Ubuntu Server Disk Space Recommendation

I'm installing Ubuntu Server 20.04 for a Home Server and small website hosting. Should 50 GB disk space be enough? How much disk space should i give to my /home and /var partitions? Would it work with ...
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LVM size only 4G than 52G but should be 200G

Hi had and still have some very strange problems with a Server Ubuntu 18 LTS and LVM First only 4GB seemed to have been used while creating the host during setup, which was dedected much later after a ...

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