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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 to increase the size of mtd?

I am trying to mount a jffs2 file to /mnt/mtdblock0 but I keep getting errors because mtd is too small. The commands I run to mount it are: modprobe mtdblock modprobe mtdram total_size=49152 ...
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How can I remove snaps without losing GUI?

I want to know how to check how many snaps programs/apps I'm running. Also, how to replace them (if possible) without losing GUI?
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Three questions on /boot/efi and /boot mountpoints

My Laptop details: Laptop (HP Omen) has 1 TB SATA Drive and 256 GB NVME drive. Windows 10 came pre-installed. It is UEFI enabled and it has a 260MB EFI system partition for Windows. I am planning to ...
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Can't mount external usb hard disk

I own Seagate 500GB SATA HDD connected to the casing with the power supply which sits under /dev/sdb I have successfully created the new ext4 partition using the following commands. sudo fdisk -l ...
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Expand persistent live USB to full disk?

I've seen multiple threads on how to expand a Live persistent Ubuntu USB to use more than 4 GB. What I can't quite determine, is if there's a way to expand the current running Ubuntu USB to full disk....
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Linux - how to swap each other content of two partitions?

I have a problem. I installed ubuntu on hdd, and mount one of ssd partition to /home. Hdd partition=20Gb (full in 40%), ssd partition=60Gb (full in 5%). Can I move a hdd partition to ssd and a ssd ...
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Why is Ubuntu taking up a different quantity of space in a partition than is allocated to it?

So this is what i did: I partitioned my drive and created a 128GB free volume. I Installed Ubuntu choosing Install Ubuntu alongside Windows and not Something else (it didn't ask me in which partition ...
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Expanding an encrypted partition in Ubuntu 18.04

I was running 18.04 LTS on a 320GB hard drive on a fully encrypted install and I recently upgraded to a 1TB hard drive. I made a disk image on my external drive and restored the system on to the new ...
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Accidentally deleted /boot/efi / can't boot back into machine at all

I had a dual booted machine with Windows 10/Ubuntu 18.04. I was cleaning up some of the unneeded files in my Ubuntu space and like an idiot I used the rm -rf command with root privileges. This ...
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how to add unallocated space in ubuntu root partition [duplicate]

I know this question has been answered many time but i have a different case as in my case i have unallocated space of 97.66Gib and i want to add it to ext4 which is my root partition the ...
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Convert MBR to GPT hardisk

So i migrate from old laptop(MBR) to new laptop(GPT) by moving my SSD to new laptop, but new laptop cant detect my SSD since i installed it using MBR on old laptop. I already convert my SSD using ...
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Use existing home, etc and var partition when installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

Is there any possible way to use the existing home, etc and var partition when installing Ubuntu?
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Is it possible to make a partition devoted to the softwares installed?

I had to reinstall my OS. One the most deseagreable part is to reinstall the softwares in it (mongo, eclipse, and so on). That's why I want to know if I can make a partition dedicated to softwares? ...
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Is it possible to reogarnise my /home like it was before reinstallation?

I had to install again my OS. Contrary to english documentation, I followed the french documentation step called method to reinstall system without touch /home. The instructions are clearly choose the ...
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windows doesnt add to grub [on hold]

I have Linux mint and windows 10 beside on my lap top and i replace my HDD disk to SSD disk before replace i took image of 3 partition: 1- windows reserved partition 2- installed windows partition 3-...
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Filesystem resize after Gparted?

I resized a /dev/sda5 which is a "[Encrypted] lvm2 pv" file system. The size is now 91.13G with Unused 28.76G. However, df -h is not showing this: Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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Install Ubuntu onto USB flash drive, black screen [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu onto a 256gb flash drive. Right now, I've been running the OS from a live session from another usb flash drive. I managed to install Ubuntu-studio onto the 256gb stick, ...
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Massive amount of data being generated somewhere, filling up disk space

Preface: I am running Ubuntu 18.04. I can provide additional information if requested. Somehow, some way my disk is filling up hundreds of gigabytes of empty space in just a few hours entirely on its ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 18.04.2 Windows 10 boots to Ubuntu directly [duplicate]

I'm new to dual boot and don't know much about it. I installed Ubuntu 18.04.2 on a USB key and booted from it (I chose the UEFI option). My computer has 3 hard drives (one 250 Gb SSD with Windows, one ...
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Backup/restore system state

When I installed Ubuntu 18 as my second OS on the PC (dual boot with Windows) I failed with system, home partitions by making them too small. Now I finally configured the system with proper programs, ...
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Dual boot access windows partition through virtual box

So I have a dual-boot system running windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. I have separated them by partitioning. I have certain programs and files on the windows partition that I need from time to time and ...
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How to create a raid 5 install on ubuntu server with 3 drives

So I'm sure there's something out there that has my answer but I can't find it on google or youtube. I have 3 1TB drives that I'm trying to use on this old computer so that I can have 3TB of network ...
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How to repair grub after moving ubuntu to separate disk?

Previous setup: windows 10 + ubuntu 16.04 dual boot with grub on ssd1(/dev/nvme0n1). Current setup: ssd2(/dev/nvme1n1) contains only windows 10 cloned from above. Boots fine. ssd1(/dev/nvme0n1) ...
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Ubuntu is not recognizing my mac hard drive

I have a USB stick with lubuntu on it, this computer 1.1 Ghz version, a typical USB hub with a typical USB mouse and keyboard plugged in. It's a fresh boot despite the fact that I tried this driver ...
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Doubt about Windows 10 in UEFI mode and Ubuntu in Legacy mode

I've got a doubt about uefi/legacy mode. I'm looking for an advice because I'm not really sure about what can happens. My problem is the following: my laptop have already installed Windows 10 in UEFI ...
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Grub not working after fresh Ubuntu installation

I have a computer with Windows 7 and Ubuntu working well, but after having trouble with Ubuntu I decide to make a fresh installation with a bootable usb. When the point came to choose in which ...
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New Install Linux Mint Alongside Lubuntu on very old PC … good idea? [closed]

guys. I am a very newbie, who has just started learning Ubuntu. I have a very old Samsung laptop produced in 2006, and being fed up with Windows for longer than a decade, I have "just" installed ...
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Not able to see unallocated free space while installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10

I am Installing ubuntu 16.04 alongside windows 10. I have two unallocated space in my hard disk as below: But when installing the ubuntu and selecting something else option, I get below: I am not ...
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update-grub fails without error message

I did some minor changes to the partitioning of our custom Ubuntu installer, switching back from MD RAIDs to regular partitioned disks. Now when the grub configuration should be created by running ...
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Partition Ubuntu 19.04 Live [duplicate]

How do you split partitions?.. like I have 400GB and I just need a 4.5GB partition from the 465gb. How do I do this? I am on a live USB running Ubuntu 19.04. Thanks for the help.
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How do I identify the partitions of my hard drive in order to then shred them all?

I need to safely format my hardrive. I booted from a usb key and I am planning to run the following command on the whole hard drive: sudo shred -v -n3 -z /dev/the-partition My question is: how do I ...
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How to remove Ubuntu 18.04 from dual boot when both are ubuntu and set up on differnet partition?

I have ubuntu 18.04 on one partition & disco dingo on another partition. I have deleted all files from the 18.04 partition because I had problems starting up 18.04. Now , I can access disco dingo ,...
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How to resize Ubuntu Partition? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me how can I do to resize my Ubuntu partition in this case?
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How to erase useless files [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu Studio 18.04.2 LTS (64 bit Linux). I experimented some kind of crash, due to some app which left some too big temporary file, so the home partition was full and the system couldn't start ...
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root folder is just filling up and filling up

I looked at other threads on this and they suggested some useful stop-gap things to free up space in the file [uninstalling programs i wasn't using or almost never used, making my root bigger.] Why ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after deleting Windows-Partition [duplicate]

Edit: This is not a duplicate of the marked issue above. The marked issue is about Win7 being installed and the PC directly booting to Windows... This is about nothing booting (i.e. Ubuntu) at all ...
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Windows 10 INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE after Ubuntu 18.04 installation [closed]

I had a working dual-boot installation with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Windows 10. Unfortunately I had two partitions (on the same SSD) for Ubuntu - one mapped to / and one to /home. So when I ran out of ...
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No Linux-Swap listed, how do increase the disk space on already installed Ubuntu without live CD

I have dual boot with windows and Ubuntu 18.04. I have recently run out of space and would like to increase my disk space on Ubuntu 18.04. I have shrank my volumes on Windows system to increase some ...
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exFAT partition: Windows 10 can't see files, created in Ubuntu [closed]

I have a dual boot system - Windows 10 and elementary OS 5 (Ubuntu-based), on separate partitions. There's a third exFAT partition for storing shared user files, which was created with GNOME Disks in ...
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How to merge two NTFS partitions as quickly as I can? [closed]

If poweroff is occured in the process of merging partitions, data will be lost. So I want to have the process as quickly as possible to avoid the accident poweroff, do I get any help here?
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How to free space from ubuntu dev/sda1 to install another OS [duplicate]

Current disk structure only have dev/sd1 with full disk space how can I resize it to get some unallocated space for installing another os?
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RAID 1 detected as RAID 0 when one drive is missing

This is a repeat of the question on the superuser forum: https://superuser.com/questions/1404338/raid-1-badly-detected-as-raid-0-when-one-drive-is-missing I'm hoping that someone here might have a ...
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Dual-boot: (Windows 10, Ubuntu 18.04) Can't see files from other OS in shared NTFS partition

I'm quite new on Ubuntu and I'm still learning how Linux works. My question is simple. But first, I'll give you my context. I just got a new laptop and added Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to it, alongside ...
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How to add a new disk to pc , install apt program to partition

How to add a new disk to pc to save data , and how to partition a hard disk area to install apt program , thanks
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I have a 15gb swap file partition that doesn't seem to get used much. Is that okay? [duplicate]

Lenovo Laptop Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS 16 GB RAM Intel® Core™ i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz × 4 GNOME 3.28.2 64-bit Swap File Partition: If I have enough memory all the time (16gb) does that mean it just doesn'...
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wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda4

I am trying to access a Windows filesystem from a former employee of ours who recently left without providing the password to their account. I booted the computer to Linux and am currently trying to ...
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File sharing between Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 on same machine

I am planning to partition my SSD and install Ubuntu on my machine currently running on Windows. I understand I (obviously) need to install separate versions of applications like firefox, VLC etc. ...
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how can I extend root partition with unallocated space before that? [duplicate]

I dual booted windows 10 and ubuntu my hard drive is 1 tb first part of hard disk about 700 gb is windows then second part was another windows drive with 200 gb space that I recently deleted it ...
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Error While Creating Partition (Parted/Fdisk)

I am a bit new to creating partitions on the terminal and i would like to learn, so basically i was creating a partition using the parted command and i used the mkpart option to create a new primary ...
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USB stick with Clonezilla and SystemRescueCD ISO on two partitions

I am familiar with GParted basics and can partition a USB stick and install Clonezilla on the first partition. My difficulties arise when I try to install the SystemRescueCD ISO using dd onto the same ...