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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 make use of an additional hard drive as system space?

The problem is that my computer consists of 2 hard drives a 500 GB SSD and a 2TB HDD the problem is that the 50GB partition allocated for linux on my SSD is almost full and I would like to utilize the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 (Kubuntu flavor) via “upgrade-manager -c” creates problems and does not pre-check resources

The upgrade starts by opening a window "Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04 'Bionic Beaver'", then proceeds to download initial software for upgrade. One immediate error by upgrade software is to not make a root ...
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Ubuntu downloaded on partion on second harddrive

I just installed Ubuntu on a partion on another disk. Now I am having problems starting ubuntu. I downloaded it alongside windows so right now windows is constantly booting instead of giving me an ...
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LXD pool on a 2 mirrored HDDs - How?

I have a 19.10 server running on SSD. I have 2 WD 1TB HDDs, which I want to get mirrored and to create 1 partition there, where I'll put LXD pool with multiple containers. Should I create mirror with ...
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Steam empty SD Card

I use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. My hd is only 17 gbs so I want to install my steam games to my micro sd card which has 128 gbs. When I format it to ext4 and select it in the Steam download folder selection ...
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How to extend root partition size of dualboot ubuntu [duplicate]

I dual booted my PC 2 years ago, and I installed a 50gb partition for Ubuntu. But now I use Ubuntu most of the time. And now there is no space remaining in my Ubuntu partition. I have watched several ...
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Sd card for steam

I am quite new to ubuntu 18.04 lts. I do not have windows at all on this laptop. I've formatted the card correctly. I am very unfamiliar with creating partitions and such through GParted. I've ...
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Remove Ubuntu partition on macOS

I started with partitioning my MacBook Pro for using Ubuntu and macOS. The ubuntu-partition is kinda broken so I want to delete the partition. I tried to do it though disk utilities, but I cannot ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.4 install Help + problem with installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18 on my acer laptop's internal disk. There is a factory-installed Windows 10 on it, so I tried to do a dual boot, auto install with ubuntu + win10, but at the end of the ...
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Filesystem not recognizing/using all available space in partition

I am running dual boot Ubuntu 18.04/Windows 10. I installed Ubuntu as an afterthought, and originally split the disk roughly down the middle between the two. I later reduced the size of the Windows 10 ...
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Ubuntu wont start, no gui [Error] Starting disk Manager

I got a Dual boot system with "Kali linux" and ubuntu (all Updated) on my ThinkPad T430. it has an SSD installed and an intel core I5. My problem: Ubuntu won't Start, Kali starts normaly but when ...
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Can Reinstall macOS delete partitions?

I made an Ubuntu partition on Mac (rEFInd). I installed something that made me loose connection to Ubuntu, cannot login. Ubuntu cannot be fixed because I cannot get into recovery mood by holding down ...
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How can I dual boot ubuntu and windows 10 (with separate efi paritions)

I already created the partitions. One is ext4(the /), other is swap, and other is fat32 with boot flag. In the installer, I choosed /dev/sdb5 as the local to install the bootloader(grub). I did it, ...
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dual booting with windows unallocated space, and how resize /home partition

I am dual booting with windows 10. I just resized the windows partition and have unallocated space between it and my linux installation. I would like to add it to my /home partition without breaking ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 Emergency Mode - Transfer all files to new Ubuntu partition?

I am kind of in a pickle right now. I have a Xiaomi Redmibook 14 running Ubuntu 19.10. It has been working perfectly for the past few months, but I did something stupid and messed up my partitions. ...
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EFI not found. This could cause to not proper booting and may cause a fail in stallation

I am new user to ubuntu. While i am installing dual boot of ubuntu with windows.I am getting an box which says No efi partition was found.This system is likely not to boot successfully and the ...
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Merge my new disk (un allocated Space) without any loss data

Kindly need guide about the steps how to merge an allocated space (disk 2) to my disk 1. When I check with df -h: The target is, I want to increase the size of /dev/sda2 because of it is almost full ...
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External drive is not detected in Ubuntu live mode

I need to resize the root partition with Ubuntu 18.04 installed in order to increase the swap space. I wanted to follow instructions in this post, and make a backup on my external disk/usb stick. ...
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Unable to login to Ubuntu after creating partition for windows

I've recently created a partition from Windows Disk Management Utility for Windows as 'New Volume (:F)' which was in 'Disk 0' but when I rebooted the system back I was unable to login to Ubuntu and ...
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WD My Passport not showing up on fdisk (and gnome-disks) after incorrect ejection

My new WD My Passport 2TB external hard drive was not mounting by itself on Ubuntu 14.04 or on MacOS. But used to get recognised on CENTOS. So to fix this issue on Ubuntu 14.04, I followed the ...
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After format, unknown filesystem on boot, bootable usb cannot mount /dev/loop0 goes to initramfs

So I have really managed to mess things up. I have Ubuntu 19.10 on a 2018 Lenovo Ideapad 520-15IKB. The SSD drive had been encrypted when I installed Ubuntu from scratch. Yesterday I tried to create ...
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Filesystem files are counted and recognized as used space but dont show up

I am running kubuntu 18.04.3. I want to access files on one of my internal HDDs, recognized as /dev/sdd. It has 1 partition in ext4 format. It gets mounted under /media/$USER/1ed7ed5d-2874-4314-9931-...
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SSD with double OS not showing Windows

I had a SSD on my PC with both Ubuntu and Windows installed. For a long period I used to boot only Ubuntu. After some months I need to boot Windows, but at boot time it was not recognized anymore. I ...
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How to set partition type 0xA2 in Minitool partition wizard

I want to use Minitool Partition wizard partition the SD Card to 0xA2 type. But the default setting of this tool cant find 0xA2. I think by modifying one file, I can use this tool to achieve 0xA2 ...
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(K)ubuntu won't boot after installing Windows 10

I use to have Kubuntu 19.04 booting up on an external drive on my computer until I got Windows 10 installed. What I did to install Windows 10 was I completely wiped my internal storage to make room ...
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Viewing files from a corrupted Windows hard drive

I apologize if I sound really nooby ahead of time; this hard drive is giving me so many problems... So, it's a windows laptop hard drive that has the notorious "Blue screen of death," I can install ...
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Recover three Linux partitions shown as unallocated after repartitioning with Windows app AOMEI

Help me please. I have done something stupid, I've changed the partions without having any backup. I have a Windows alongside Ubuntu 19.10 and I've resized the windows partition (c drive) from 100GB ...
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Can I create a bootable HDD partition to install Windows 10?

I will show you the problem. A few days ago I had huge problems on Windows 10, which led me to format and install Windows 7 because at the moment I don't have a 8GB pen drive and due to some problems ...
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A damage file system vfat of usb

When I run this command sudo dosfsck -w -r -l -a -v -t /dev/sdb getting following error: fsck.fat 4.1 (2017-01-24) Checking we can access the last sector of the filesystem 0x41: Dirty bit is set. Fs ...
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Using GParted(attached screenshot), how do I move the unallocated to the right side of my main ubuntu partition so I can extend it

Goal: I wanted to shrink more my windows partition into at least 100 GB more and add that to the current unallocated 107.42 GB space. My main goal is to extend /dev/sda8(main ubuntu partition) to use ...
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Grub rescue mode insmod normal failure

I am running ubuntu 18.04 in my host MAC machine. While starting ubuntu on virtual box it shows grub rescue mode. The error is "error: attempt to read or write outside of partition" Tried the ...
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Problems after the installation of Ubuntu 18.04.4

I personally wanted to change from Windows 10 to Ubuntu because it was more smooth and because I code a lot. I downloaded Ubuntu 18.04.4 from the original site and I decided to install it on my ...
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Resize not contiguos partitions

These are my partitions: I would like to resize sda4 by 15Gbi and assign them to sda2. Can I do it? How?
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Unable to extend partition to adjacent unallocated space

Looking at this related question: Unable to extend partitions using GParted, I followed the link to Moving Space Between Partitions. Following the cookbook in the latter, I have an unallocated 14 Gb ...
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I think it will damage the boot and efi of windows and ubuntu. How do I fix it?

I have installed a windows partition along with ubutntu, everything was working normal until I change a few things on the disk. By means of gparted I was trying to use the efi for windowa since it ...
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Unknown USB bridge [0x125f:0xdb8a (0x1100)]

I have a problem, namely when I try to read data from a pendrive, nothing happens. Pendrive appears in "disks". When trying to scan gdisk this pen drive receives such a message. I get an error ...
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Installing Ubuntu on external 1TB HDD alongside windows 10 on SSD

My PC is HP Laptop 15-dy0xxx with Intel core-i5, 1.60GHz CPU, 12GB RAM and only 238GB SSD (no HDD) and recently took a transcend 1TB External HDD. It has been installed windows 10 by default. Now I ...
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Grub - lost access to Windows 10 partition

I used to be able to choose between booting Ubuntu(default) or using the arrow keys to go down to and pick Windows 10. At some stage, the Windows 10 option simply disappeared - but Ubuntu continued to ...
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Problematic dual boot Ubuntu/Windows 10

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my machine alongside with Windows 10, but for some reason when I try to install Ubuntu , it does not find the partition that I have already created. Even more it does ...
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How can i install only ubuntu on my ssd and keeps my hdd untouched?

I have 120 GB ssd and 1 TB hard drive on my laptop, currently i have my windows installed on ssd but i want to install ubuntu on my ssd and delete windows but i want my hdd untouched as i have ...
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partition SSD for windows install

Can someone help me partition a USB ssd for a windows install using Ubuntu? Currently getting errors from my windows bootable USB that the partitions are not ntfs, even though they are. Is there a ...
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How to shrink /home and extend /root partitions [duplicate]

I want to shrink my /home to about 15G, and then extend my / to fill up that remaining space. How can I do this? In GParted, I can't seem to shrink /home because there is no free space after it I ...
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how to use window partiton in ubuntu

I don't have enough space in Ubuntu's partitions and want to use space from the Windows partitions for Ubuntu, as there's enough space in my Windows partitions. sudo parted -l && lsblk | grep ...
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no bootable os found: ubuntu 18.04lts . clean installation /root /home /boot /data /swap

i have my laptop installed using "something else" option on ubuntu 18.04lts. it was a clean and successful installation on /root /home /boot /data /swap partition upon restart with boot usb stick ...
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Adventures with automating Ubuntu install & VirtualBox

I've been working on an automated install of Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS desktop under VirtualBox 6.1, using the VBoxManage utility, including the requirement for an encrypted system disk. I've hit a couple ...
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Read only Drive, Dual boot Windows 10. Kubuntu on 2nd internal HDD

I am sort of new on linux environment. So I had dual booted my laptop. Now I can copy paste files on windows partitioned drives and the drives I had partitioned while installing the kubuntu. I did ...
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Extend root partition space [duplicate]

I am kind of new to ubuntu, and during the installation of it I made the mistake of assigning little space to the root partition (/), but a huge one to the home (/home). I thought that it was going to ...
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Cannot mount Windows partition in Ubuntu

I have a dual-boot (Win10-Ubuntu 18) for more than 6 months and everything went fine. Today I decided to give more space to my Ubuntu system (35GB -> 80GB). I resized my Windows partition and used ...
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Unable to resize partition beyond 16TB limit

Following this guide: How do I resize an ext4 partition beyond the 16TB limit? I have done sudo lvextend -l +3145725 /dev/densrv1-vg/data sudo resize2fs /dev/vgdata/lvdata I have unmounted my ...
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Rebooting from USB live media with partitions ignores the bootable flag

Situation I have created a UEFI-capable USB live media following the instructions by https://askubuntu.com/a/395880/446253. I use this only to reinstall Ubuntu on Ubuntu, possibly erasing the old ...