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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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Is boot device selection possible for ubuntu kickstart installation

I have multiple logical drives in my server. I want to perform ubuntu bionic installation on a particular drive using volumeidentifier. Is it possible to perform this? I found this in "Restrictions ...
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How to safely move space around partitions between different operating systems

I would like to move some space from a Windows partition (sda2) to a Ubuntu partition (sda5 or sda4?). However, I'm a novice in setting up partitions and the bootloader. From other questions, I've ...
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I cant boot my windows 10 after installing Ubuntu 18.04

This is my RESULT.txt: Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012] ============================= Boot Info Summary: =============================== => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed ...
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Windows option disappers in grub after boot repair (accidentaly system reserved partition removed)

I have windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 19.10 dual-booted. I decided to move /boot to a separate partition. I created a 1GB partition in sdaas (sda1). While creating this partition, I had to move Windows to ...
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I'm an idiot. I don't know what I've done. Help? [closed]

I decided to go Linux, and just went for it with no clue. I still have no clue. I think this is wrong: Output of $ df -h -x{tmp,devtmp,squash}fs /dev/mapper/vgubuntu-root 915G 24G 845G 3% ...
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Kali: Unable to Create Folder on Secondary Hard Disk for Install [closed]

i have 2 hard disks installed on my computer , 1 Tb is the one on which i am running Ubuntu. another one which is 80 GB and it is blank. I was trying to install Kali on it but it does not allow me to ...
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how can I mount this lvm2 partition?

I have a hard drive from 2012, I would like the data off from it. I am trying to mount the devices, but I cant figure out the filesystem type. I have tried lsblk, file -s, and blkid, which havent ...
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Why can't I install Kubuntu on my new Laptop?

So yesterday I received a new laptop with 512 GB of SSD and windows in it, I wanted to start with Linux so I downloaded Kubuntu. I installed in, customized it and the next day it came to my surprise ...
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Ubuntu lags when copying big files from external disk

I have a dual boot system(Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 on ASUS K556UQ-K). When I copy a big file from windows partition or from an external hard drive to ubuntu, ubuntu lags. Or for example when I work ...
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Grub2 command line after installing Linux Debian (Dual-boot win10) [closed]

recently I've installed in my Toshiba P50 Win10 in a second HDD and Debian 10.3 in the main SSD. First Win10 (no problems) second Debian 10.3 After installing Debian my machine boot and says...."...
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Unallocated space partition to Primary Partition

My dilemma is a little different than some of the other scenarios involving partitioning setups. I have 442GB unallocated space between sda3(NTFS) and the Ubuntu partitions and want to assign this ...
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Disk space has become an inefficient badly utilized mess. Please help!

I have a Ubuntu PC using Ubuntu 19.10. In 2011 I had a serious car accident and one of the by products of said accident is an extreme difficulty holding things in my memory. Long term things are fine, ...
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Removing all the Ubuntu trails after removing Ubuntu partition

So I decided to install Ubuntu couple of weeks ago next to my Windows 10. Originally, my Win 10 is installed on SSD (Disk 0 aka C:) but it's quite small so I decided to install Ubuntu on another ...
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Installing programs on Windows partition via Linux Ubuntu [closed]

In my Notebook I have 2 OSs Windows 7 and Ubuntu Mate. I already used Ubuntu since 2008 but don't know much about programming so I use it mostly for internet/torrents while using windows for games. ...
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Problem during Installing Ubuntu 18.04.02 LTS alongside windows

My brother gave me his laptop to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. First of all I've seperated an area for installing Ubuntu and make bootable usb using ETCHER Then Made three partition as ...
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Extend a partition [duplicate]

I have a duo partition (Windows 10 and Ubuntu). I shirk some space from the windows partition and I want to add this space to my Ubuntu filesystem. In this moment, this free space doesn't have any ...
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How do you configure an SSD correctly for multi-boot with several Linux versions?

Firstly, I am a complete beginner. I've been using Windows for all my computing life. I'm confident about installing Linux as I've done it before, however I am about to buy a new laptop and it will ...
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Low disk space in home directory Ubuntu Mate

After a fresh install of Ubuntu mate my home directory only has 230MB but I have 50GB available. How can I fix this problem ? "Total file system capacity: 65GB (used 16G.1B: available 49.3GB)" - Disk ...
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Ubundu 19.04 partions [closed]

I switch my system from windows 10 to ubundu 19.04 I erase all the data and partions then I install ubundu Now i am running ubundu 19.04 I feel it slow so thingk I can set a root and swap partion How ...
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How can I load Windows Recovery partition from Grub?

I bought a Dell laptop that had Windows 10 installed and I created a partition to isntall Ubntu Desktop 16.04 LTS. At first, it al worked fine, but now, I have a lot of problems to load Windows, when ...
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GRUB doesn't detect windows 10

I am using Kubuntu 18.04 My computer boots to the grub menu, but all that shows up is Ubuntu, Advanced Options for Ubuntu, and some weird EFI stuff (they all say invalid root). Here is what I have ...
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Need help with setting up drives

Since Windows 7 is no longer supported I have decided to migrate to Kubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I have used linux before, but never encountered problem like this and I can not find solution online. I'd be ...
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Keep /home on HDD and move other files into an SSD

I'd install ubuntu on my HDD, there are two partitions on HDD: ~2TB with ext4(sda1) format and 8GB for swap(sda2). There are a lot of files in /home/ directory but it is not separated, I did add a ...
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boot partition 100%, how do I clean it? [duplicate]

being a virtual machine I increased the disk, then with gparted I resized the disk of the machine, on restarting the boot partition and always full
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Ubuntu stuck on loading screen after install [closed]

I have installed fedora 31 workstation and when I try to boot this is what I see and then it gets stuck on grey background. I had previously installed ubuntu 18 then 19 and the issue was the same, ...
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How to extend my root partition [duplicate]

I have a 2gb free space and i want to extend my root partition. How can i do this. Image of Gparted here
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Install a new system but keep intact previous folders like Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music etc

I have to install a new system rather often, and therefore I have to backup my files on a separate partition or an external drive. I am familiar with different ways of ensuring a safe backup but I ...
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Disk Size Issue after raid 10 to raid 5 Migration using mdadm

I have Expanded my Raid 10 to a Raid 5 using the mdadm utility. I have expanded the raid using the "sudo resize2fs /dev/md0" I then checked the file system using "sudo e2fsck -f /dev/md0" I also ran "...
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QGIS cant access hard drive partitions

I have a dual boot system running windows 10 and ubuntu 18.04. I have 2 hard drives in my machine. suddenly in ubuntu my QGIS stoped accessing my other drives in the browsing section, I tried ...
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Unable to copy files, insuffiencent space

I am unable to copy a 2.3GB file to any location on Ubuntu (I have a dual boot with Windows and I had reinstalled Ubuntu again) I read some articles for reinstalling and it led to losing my old data, ...
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Ubuntu stalls at boot-up [duplicate]

I appreciate anyone's help in advance. This is driving me crazy. I am going to explain all I have done so that I hope it helps in figuring this out. I installed 18.04 on a 2007 MacBook Pro. Didn't ...
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Move space from one partition to another partition [duplicate]

I want to get 50 GB from my ubuntu machine(bootcamp), to my macintosh. I have released the 50 GB from my ubuntu machine with gparted, but i dont know to transfer it over to my mac. Thanks
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raid 5 to raid 0

So I have no clue about linux. I bought a server with 2x250gb SSD and 1x 2Tb HDD. Are all my disk in a raid 5? does this even make sense to raid 5 two ssd and a hdd? is it possible to raid 0 both ...
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Lubuntu, even Ubuntu Studio… Even after re-instalation, they won't boot!

Specs: GPU: ATI 1950XT PCI-E graphics card CPU: Intel Quad core 2, 64bit, 2.666Ghz, 1333mhz FSB Mobo: Asus p5kpl/1600 https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5KPL1600/specifications/ - 8 GB memory ...
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ZFS on iSCSI target

I have a linux installation with just one disk for the OS and all other storage from my NAS exposed as iSCSI target. This works very well but I would like to use a filesystem that supports snapshots, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS : Disk space usage issue: looks full but can't find the problem [duplicate]

I have a problem with disk space usage on my server. I find 97% usage in dev/md3 but when I try to find which file or folder takes up space I can't find anything... Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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Can't paste anything or cd into hard drive

so I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my machine today and I disconnected my HDD so I can install it on the SSD cause I was afraid to erase the HDD data, first time installing Ubuntu without a VM ...
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Trying to resize a lvm

So I used Gparted to decrease the size of a partition. The partition has a minimum size of 206598 and a maximum size of 476939. I try to resize the partition to be 206598, but when i do. I get the ...
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How to expand a drive partition using unallocated space?

I'm trying to expand dev/sda7/ space using unlocated memory[587GB]. I'm not able to expand dev/sda7/ to unlocated memory resize option won't show the memory of unlocated. Is there a way to push ...
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How to format partitions which previously was allocated to a different distro?

I was using Manjaro for years then I decided to try Ubuntu, so I dual booted Manjaro and Ubuntu. Now I want to extend the storage size for ubutnu but I'm getting failure everytime. I'm using "Gparted" ...
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Make lvm volume take up entire disk

I'm running an Ubuntu Server VPS (nothing serious on there, just something for me to mess around with), that I installed when it only had one virtual disk of 20 GB. I have since upgraded the size of ...
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slow boot after deleting partitions

Kubuntu 19.10 I deleted a different distro on the same disk as Kubuntu, it was before Kubuntu (i.e., to the left) and now I have a longer boot time. The perceived delay is after I see the Kubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 lags and mouse doesn't respond for a few seconds

recently I formatted my computer and installed Windows 10. Next I installed Ubuntu 18.04. While using Ubuntu I wanted to power off. This screen appeared and I still can see it. I also can see ...
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Mount a former MDADM RAID1 partition to backup data - Ubuntu 19.10

Morning, Team! After a crash, lost mdadm RAID 1 and need to backup sdc3 partition to another disk. How should be correct steps to make it done without pain? No longer using RAID 1 on this fresh new ...
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Using Inkscape with Ubuntu (files on another partition)

Inkscape on Ubuntu works properly. However, if I try to open a .svg that is located on another partition, I get an error: Failed to load the requested file /media/path/to/file.svg Any idea what ...
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Yet another Boot-Repair error. NOT dual booting. UEFI?

I am an Ubuntu newbie that's trying to install Mate (not Mint) on a 6 or 7 year old Dell laptop. It appeared to install correctly but when I restart it doesn't boot. It just displays something to the ...
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Is there any benefit to partioning hdd data-only disk?

I have a newly formatted ext4 1TB HDD that I intend to use only for data. This is a single user machine though the drive or folders within it may be shared out via NFS . Is there any advantage to ...
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how to merge two ext4 partition? [duplicate]

I have 9 partitions of which one is unallocated and i want to merge this unallocated partion to sdb11 partition on which my ubuntu is installed?
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Very slow boot after cloning system to a larger disk

I have Lubuntu 18.04 LTS i386 installed on an SD card on Intel Classmate PC laptop. I have recently cloned the 16GB card to a 64GB one using Win32DiskImager and resized it using GParted LiveUSB. The ...
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Unreachable unallocated space: resize & move partitions or fresh ubuntu install?

I have a dual boot (Windows 7 + Ubuntu 18.04), with a data partition which is accessible for both OS. I resized my windows partition and I want to allocate some of the free space to the Ubuntu OS ...

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