Questions tagged [partitioning]

Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as 'partitions'

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
225 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
86 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

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
0
votes
1answer
46 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

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 "...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

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, ...
2
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

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
0
votes
0answers
60 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
67 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

How to expand a drive partition using unallocated space? [duplicate]

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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" ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
121 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
12
votes
7answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
38 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
82 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Change boot menu to a different partition

Thanks for taking the time to look at my question. I had to reinstall Ubuntu because I upgraded to an SSD. Now I have Windows 10 on the SSD and Ubuntu 19.10 on my older HDD in dual boot. But the ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

XDG RUNTIME DIR not set error encountered while trying to use KDE Partition Manager

Ubuntu dabbler here with quite the situation. I'm using Lubuntu 19.10 and I was trying to reformat a flash drive. Running the KDE Partition Manager doesn't allow me to do anything other than view the ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Arrange Directories and files between WSL and NTFS?

I'm looking for help on file systems and partitions between Windows Sub-system for Linux and Windows. In Windows, the file system is NTFS; although in Linux, in this case Ubuntu it is ext3 or the ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Ubuntu partition probably not used

I have 3 partitions in Ubuntu and I am trying to install Anaconda, that is pretty big, but my hard disk is 500GB. I receive an error saying that there is no space in my drive. I explored partitions ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

SSD is functioning on Windows, but not Ubuntu

My setup: I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in dual boot, both on different Hard Drives. I have a third SSD that I'm trying to use on both systems for simple storage, but Ubuntu is not ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Stuck at Login Loop. Can't install GRUB loader

Recently I've deleted windows partition from my Lenovo Z50-70 laptop, which lead to crushing of GRUB loader. I tried to install boot-repair and fix the issue, however the resulting message now is ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Reformat Hibernated NTFS Partition or Whole Drive

I've been having a lot of issues with my system, which is dual-booted Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16. My Ubuntu installation is on a HDD, while windows is on an SSD. Recently my Windows installation has ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

Error when enlarging a LUKS encrypted partition with Gparted

I'm having trouble locating up to date resources for this, so any help would be greatly appreciated. I have an Ubuntu VM on Virtualbox, and used the vboxmanage modifyhd command to increase the size ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

available disk space

according to my provider I have two disks with 250G space on my linux server lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sdb 238....
0
votes
0answers
59 views

Is it possible to partition an USB drive from command line without root access?

This is a follow-up question from Mounting USB mass storage devices without root access where I asked about mounting USB partitions without root access and without installing new packages in Ubuntu. ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

System reports incorrect disk capacity

I have a 1TB HDD as a storage drive for my computer (running Ubuntu 18.04) that I've used for a few years now. Out of nowhere, the disk is unable to mount properly. fdisk currently shows the correct ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Mounting USB mass storage devices without root access

I was working on a project of mine and stumbled upon the USB mass storage mounting mechanism of ubuntu which confuses me quite a lot, let me explain. I had never noticed that from a terminal in order ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

How to format ubuntu without deleting data?

Somehow I have got boot failure message while the ubuntu is loading. I want to format the OS keeping the data I have undisturbed. The datas are kept in root partition. Will formatting the boot ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Re partion external hard drive

Can anyone please tell me how to re partition an external hard drive without loosing the date on it. Thank you. StrabagISS_ Krall, Hi, Recently had a power outage while transfering files to one of ...

1
3 4
5
6 7
224