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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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Ubuntu Server 19.10 Raid 0 doesn't boot

I wanted to setup a RAID0 system and when installing Ubuntu i did the following partitions: SSD - I selected make bootable and created the /boot partition with about 25G After that I create the ...
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Partition corruption after resizing with KDE partition manager… lost the superblock?

I have an old 120 GB hard drive that I would like to use for backup. It had an old Lubuntu installation on it, while I'm currently running Kubuntu LTS. It had boot, root, home (ext4), and swap ...
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Root file system mounted as read-only

Recently, on of our Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS servers went into RO mode. I have searched all over and tried various things to no avail, therefore I am turning here for help. I copied a folder (size +/ 24 MB)...
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I am not able to get dual boot window when I turned on the laptop, it's keep on restarting

unexpected return from initial read: volume corrupt, buffersize 1000 failed to load image \efi\ubuntu grubx64. efi: volume corrupt start_image() returned volume corrupt system boot order not found. ...
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Create backup of filesystem

I have LVM set up on my machine with one 8G (gigabytes) swap LV (logical volume) and a ~250G ext4 LV that is the root filesystem. I have installed and heavily configured some software, in the end only ...
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Restoring a partition table using gdisk output

I seem to have messed up the partition table of my mobile phone, and I was wondering whether I can recreate it from the gdisk output that I still have, using the Ubuntu installation on my laptop. ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu from the BIOS?

So, long story short. I got a new laptop. it had windows and I installed a dual boot with ubuntu. It didn't go as planed and I uninstalled Ubuntu. I deleted the partitions from windows, when I went to ...
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How do i move my Linux boot and root partition to an SSD while retaining my home partition on the HDD

I already have Linux installed on my 1TB HDD to separate partition the boot, root, and home are on a different partition. My system partitioning scheme: I got a 256GB SSD and I want to move the ...
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Tried to install ubuntu as dual boot on windows hard drive with three partitions but canceled now I cannot see my partitions

Tried to install ubuntu with LVM option on windows hard drive with three partitions but canceled (didn't even begin) now I cannot see my partitions and using fdisk -l this ubuntu--vg-root is shown, ...
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How to create a recovery partition during ubuntu installation?

During ubuntu installation is there a way to manually assign recovery partition that has fullcopy ubuntu along with installation Just so that when wanting to reset I can acces that partition instead ...
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How do I increase the space in Filesystem Root partition? [duplicate]

Ubuntu is my only OS. I recently downloaded many utilities for a lecture along with Visual Studio Code, and since then I have noticed unusual lag in my PC. I cleared a lot of things using various ...
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Can't merge two free spaces

I was trying to reinstall Ubuntu 18.04 alone in my laptop (Asus 12Go Ram and 1To storage). I want to customize my partition by my self but when deleting all previous partitions i got two: /dev/sda ...
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Unable to boot from USB Drive UEFI usb not listed in boot menu

Recently I decided to start using Ubuntu, after trying it on a VM I decided to dual boot alongside Windows 10. Windows 10 runs on my Samsung 850 SSD, I decided to partition my HDD and run Ubuntu on ...
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Ubuntu iso installation failing on ASUS laptop

I have an Asus FX503VD running Windows and i want to dual boot it to run ubuntu as well. I created a partition on my HDD(D Drive) not SDD(C Drive), is this a problem? Because whenever i restart and ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 installer does not see the disk that Win10 (or partition made for Ubuntu) is installed on

Fresh install of Windows 10 Pro, BIOS/MBR boot 150GB drive on a SATA connector, with 4 partitions (system, windows, ubuntu, recovery tools). Second disk for data (two 500GB drives mirrored raid). ...
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Error while installing Ubuntu Server edition

My computer has two hard drives from < 2009. I decided to merge two desktops together, which succeeded luckily. I was able to install any OS on the main hard drive, but I couldn't install anything ...
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Can't install Ubuntu Server 18.04.3 in KVM with minimal disk size

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 18.04.3 in KVM with minimal resources. When I checked the official Ubuntu System Requirements, it says for live server (which I am using) it needs 1.5 gigabyte and ...
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How to make partition on additional drive having already Windows and Ubuntu installed on C drive (dual boot)? [closed]

I have made a partition on C drive and now have both Windows and Linux installed on this drive (dual boot). Now I would like to create a partition on additional D drive which is now dedicated only to ...
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how to add more space to partition?

I try to use GParted to add more space to "/" directory. I can reduce the size of "linux-swap" but other partitions not changed. for example "/" partition the highest and the smallest size is one: I ...
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Slow disk speed with rsync, but not in benchmark or with other disks

I have some problems with my self builded multimediabox. I have 4HDDs in it to store music, movies and backups from computers from the network. I got all backups on one buffer disk (Seagate 8TB ...
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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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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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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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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 separated an area for installing Ubuntu and make bootable USB using Etcher. Then Made three partition as ...
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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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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 installed 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 the /home directory but it is not separated. I did add ...
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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 ...