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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 boot from SATA3 drive, but install rest on NVME + PCIE Adapter

I have a older PC with mostly SATA3 connections, and wondering how best to keep it chugging along with linux for a few more years. 4 x SATA3 ports 1 x PCI-E card for NVME (not bootable) The ...
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Single Boot Ubunu 20.04 Instalation not working. Why?

Samsung Ativ Book 4 (Broken Dispaly) Processor AMD E2-2000(smth like that) 1.7 Ghz BIOS Secure Boot - disabled CSM and UEFI selected FastBios Mode -disabled Partition setup #1 512mb efi (I use ...
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Speedup boot of Ubuntu Mate on iMac (late 2012)

I've installed Ubuntu Mate 20.04 on iMac (late 2012). After certain tuning, everything works perfectly, the only annoying point so far is the long booting time, say, before the Mate logo appears. ...
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How to autoinstall config “fill disk” option on Ubuntu 20.04 Automated Server Insall?

I'm trying to install 20.04 with an auto install config file like this one: user-data file: version: 1 identity: hostname: hostname username: username password: $crypted_pass But the ...
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Windows won't boot after Installing Ubuntu 20.04

Noob here. Installed Ubuntu 20.04 to dual boot on my laptop. However, now in grub the Windows Boot Manager doesn't load Windows. Looking at Gparted, I'm booting from /dev/nvme0n1p1, but the OS is on /...
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Black screen after installing rEFInd in Ubuntu on Mac Mini

I created a partition on my Mac Mini and installed Ubuntu to it. The installation worked, but it would automatically boot into Ubuntu whenever I turn on the computer, so I installed rEFInd using the ...
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What is the difference between Filesystem and “Extended Partition” in Disks?

I am struggling to understand the output from the "Disks" program. Here I see two different partitions, both pointing to the same disk space. One is devices /dev/sda3 (highlighted) and the other is /...
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Installing Windoze again alongside Lubuntu?

I have an old Gateway LT27 laptop with Lubuntu 18.4.04 on it, that I put on a few years ago. I'm fairly new to Linux/Ubuntu. I've tried to connect Boss BR 600 recorder software, to my Boss Recorder, ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu/Windows 10 Partition Size?

I just recently got a new laptop with Windows 10. I will use it mostly for gaming or simple tasks. However, I am looking to possibly dual boot Ubuntu on it for personal programming purposes (I ...
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I want to boot ubuntu but i dont know how to add the ext4 partition to my boot menu

So , i used UNetBootin to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my pc , i installed it on a parititon i created from my hard drive the partition ( shows empty , but i used ext2read to explore it and ubuntu is ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 20.4 from USB drive on Insignia touchscreen laptop (originally running Windows 10)

I am new to Ubuntu, and am converting some of my devices, I recently inserted a USB drive, onto it formatted (in FAT32) the latest version of Ubuntu, into a relatively new, Insignia touchscreen laptop ...
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Burn iso to an external hdd partition

I am trying to have multiple USB installers for different OSs, like Debian, Ubuntu, windows, etc. I have an external 2T HDD (Seagate Expansion+) with a single partition in it. What I want to do is ...
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Windows10 Lost Partition [closed]

We decided to try Solaris's autoinstaller for 11.4, and without prompting it simply erased the entire disk from Disk0 regardless of the status of partitions. The Disk had two partitions, Partition 1 ...
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Warning message at boot: Option 'size' missing in crypttab (Ubuntu 20.04)

I am dual booting Ubuntu 20.04 installed with a dedicated home and swap partition. I encrypted both home and swap using encryptfs after install. Since then no issues or whatsoever. After running some ...
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How can I decrease my home partition to gives 40G to my boot pattion with dual boot (win10 and Ubuntu18)

I have a dual boot system Win10 and Ubuntu 18.04, need to increase my boot partition, how can I give some 40 G home partition(p7) space to boot partition(p4)? as I tried to use GParted, while there ...
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Error while Installing Ubuntu 20.04 in external hard drive

I have an external hard drive(1TB) in which I want it install Ubuntu so that I can access my os from any other computer/laptop. I was not aware of how to do this so I search over google and one ...
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KDE Partition Manager versus GParted

GParted and KDE Partition Manager are (of course) very similar, but they don't seem to be identical. Why should I choose one over the other? Or does it not matter at all?
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Cannot format USB Drive

I had this USB drive that I did not use for a long time and decided to format it. But apparently it cannot be formated, because everytime I even delete a folder inside it, the folder comes back ...
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Ubuntu Installer does not recognize partitions but GPARTED does

I installed Ubuntu(dualboot), it had problems and entered into grub rescue mode, fixed that with boot repair, but that fixed only windows bootloader. In GPARTED i get : invalid partition table on ...
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Does Ubuntu 20.04 installer skip creating a swap partition?

I replaced my HDD with Samsung EVO 860 SSD. I read suggestions that swap partitions should be disabled/removed in order to extend the life of the SSD. However, gparted does not show that I have a ...
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Expand root partition [duplicate]

I made a mistake by setting root partition to only 10GB during 20.04 installation. I checked LVM so I gues Gparted is out. Can you please tell me what is the easiest way to move 10GB from home to ...
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Files from separate partition not accessible by Okular and GIMP (Ubuntu 18.04)

During installation of Ubuntu 18.04 I created a separate partition /store. Files are accessible, but I cannot open files on it with okular and GIMP. No exact errors are displayed, okular just says ...
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Can't boot into Windows from GRUB after formatting old Windows drive

I originally had Windows 10 installed on an SSD, and Ubuntu 18.04 installed on another. I recently upgraded my machine and installed a 2TB M.2 drive, which I partitioned with Windows on one half and ...
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How to load the windows partion in ubuntu at startup itself by default

sudo mkdir /media/D sudo mount -t ntfs -o nls=utf8,umask=0222 /dev/sda4 /media/D I did this but it is not loading at startup itself. How to load the windows partition in the startup?
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Dualboot broken after Upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04

Yesterday I upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04 and since then my laptop is just booting to Ubuntu at startup, instead of grub asking for Ubuntu or Windows 10. I have tried to reinstall grub ...
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How to see where my ubuntu is partitioned from my windows disk management? [closed]

I'm dualbooting Ubuntu with Windows. Is there an easy way to know where my Ubuntu OS and files are from Windows disk management? I want to move everything Ubuntu related into its own disk, separate ...
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How to install Ubuntu on an encrypted, error-correcting RAID 1 device with dm-crypt?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a two-disk RAID 1 with dm-integrity and LUKS2-encryption. Unfortunately, neither Ubiquity, nor the alternative textmode-installer offer such a solution. Although ...
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The upgrade needs more free space on disk '/'

I'd like to upgrade from 16.04 to 20.04 passing through the 18.04. However, when I try to update to 18.04 I get: The upgrade has aborted. The upgrade needs a total of 5.754 M free space on disk '/'. ...
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GRUB Ladder is not showing up despite having PopOS [closed]

I initially had 3 operating systems:- 1.PopOS 2.Windows 10 3.Ubuntu 12.04 I deleted the partition of Ubuntu 12.04 in disk management but now THE GRUB ladder is not coming and I can't access PopOS , I ...
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I installed Ubuntu,now it's completly unallocated

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 in a dual-boot with Windows and when it rebooted i chose Windows instead of Ubuntu . Windows had a BSOD: SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION and I manually powered it off. When i booted ...
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FATAL ERROR : unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda (dual boot installation of Ubuntu with W10, both OS in separate drives)

I am not a complete beginner to Linux based systems but this one baffles me - I tried a lot of ways from other forums since 3 days but none of them seem to work. I am installing Ubuntu 20.04 Budgie ...
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Unable to reinstall Ubuntu 20.04 following boot failure

After making some trivial changes to permissions groups (having granted my user access to input devices) I found myself unable to boot back into my system for some indeterminate reason. The log in ...
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How to stop automatic boot entry creation

I previously used a Lenovo PC on which I have Ubuntu and Parrot installed in it. I then switched PC to HP EliteBook. To preserve state, I just switched the hard drive. When I tried booting, it didn't ...
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How to edit fstab on livecd and change UUID [closed]

I ask for your help to solve this problem on my pc, because I already tried to solve it through several links, but without success! So, i deleted the boot-efi partition of my Linux Mint 19.3, because ...
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Can I mount a disk from more than one os?

I'm quite hazy on what things like mounting a disk actually mean. I've got three drives on my system. SSD1 which houses Ubuntu (20.04), HDD1 which is just a storage harddrive, and SSD2 which houses ...
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Kali: Mounting error, Special device /dev/sdb does not exist [closed]

I am trying to create kali bootable with persistence. I am following official kali docs for the same here. mkfs command thrown error saying you may need to update /etc/fstab and my usb is ...
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Unable to extend my Ubuntu partition using GParted

I am using dual boot Windows with Ubuntu and I plan to increase my partition size of Ubuntu (As far as I remember, I gave around 200 GB Ubuntu, but it shows up as 20 GB, as you can see). In any case, ...
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Grub missing Windows 10 [closed]

Hi a few days ago I installed a version of RedHat on my PC. The problem I have is that the GRUB doesn't show the Windows 10 option. I have tried almost everything and I don't know if I might be doing ...
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Displaying Full Storage Capacity after removing Wndows 10 after a dual boot

I'm not able to access the available storage list. It only shows a partial section of the memory leaving out the former memory which had Windows 10 installed in it. I'm sending a screenshot just for ...
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Cant boot my Ubuntu 20.04 Installation

I don't want to loose all my files, as I have already tried fixing it with the live USB but fail to repair my installation. In get the following text while loading Ubuntu 20.04: mount: mounting/dev ...
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Unable to get read write permissions on internal hard drives

I recently just installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my pc. I have three drives, my main internal SSD (which ubuntu is installed on), a secondary SSD, and an HDD. The filesystem on the primary ...
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My ubuntu 18.0.4 LTS always requires manual fsck(Duel boot with Windows)

Recently I removed my swap partition totally and combined it with root partition due to storage requirements.Soon after that my system shows the message UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY;RUN fsck MANUALLY.I ...
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OS partitions suddenly unmounted themselves [closed]

Previos similar problem Since I installed PopOS! 20.04 there was a problem, after 10 minutes using the OS it just close all my working windows, stop the Gnome interactions (I mean it doesn't change ...
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Failed To Install Ubuntu 18.04 or 20.04 Alongside Windows

I have tried installing Ubuntu about 10 times. It dosen't install. I first tried Ubuntu 18.04 and then 20.04. Both the times I have got the same screen telling me that system has crashed. So here is ...
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Restore rEfind on macbook dual-boot after install

I tried to set up dual-booting on my macbook mostly following these instructions. Everything seemed fine, up to the very last step; when I rebooted the system (even if I held command-R) I didn't get ...
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Space Requirement for ubuntu 20 LTS [duplicate]

System requirements for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has a minimum space on hard drive requirement of 25 GB. So is it ok if i only give a 15gb partition to install it or will it show error?
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Ubuntu 20.04 Does Not Boot

I originally had Ubuntu 18.04 installed on my dell xps 13 (2017). A couple days ago, I replaced it with Ubuntu 20.04 due to constant error messages. Until today, I was able to use it without any ...
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How to I access a 2.5 hard drive when it tells me I don't have permissions?

I took out a hard drive and replaced, and put the old drive (500 GB) into a 2.5 USB external case. I cannot seem to get in and do any formatting, petitioning, nothing. I use the disk utility, and it ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 on extended partition. Would formatting primary partition affect boot? (new Linux user)

Preface: this is more of a curiosity question, and may have been asked somewhere else, but I couldn't find a concise answer. Also note that I have basically no data on my hard drive, so a complete ...
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How to add some of my /home memory to /(root) [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 as dual boot along with windows 7. I got a message that my root directory is almost full. Here is the screenshot - gparted screenshot I want to resize my home directory to ...

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