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Questions tagged [partitions]

Partitions are sections of a storage unit.

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Hide loop partitions / snaps in Krusader

I have installed Ubuntu for my dad instead of Windows recently and he really wanted an alternative to his favourite file manager Total Commander, so I went with Krusader which I myself have been using ...
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Reformat only the home partition

I have 3 partitions: swap, / and /home. How can I safely reformat /home? Do I have to take additional steps aside from ordinary reformating?
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Resize partition safely

I'd like to inscrease the size of partition 2 (21 Go) to 100 Go. To free space I'll decrease the size of partion 4 (965 Go) to 886 Go. If I do this with this tool , is there a risk ?
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merge storage partitions in Ubuntu command line

I have a main disk named /dev/vda1 and this is the storage properties: ubuntu@demo:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 16G 0 16G 0% /dev tmpfs ...
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Can't create disks [closed]

I am totally noob to use Ubuntu. Installed ubuntu recently by deleting windows and in the files there is only one disk present in which ubuntu is installed. Tried Gparted to make partitions but it is ...
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How to erase and merge partitions to Ubuntu start up USB drive?

I have a USB start up drive with 2 partitions. How can I erase them? I cannot.
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How to create a GPT partition from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have different partitions on my computer: Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 2048 623128575 623126528 297.1G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 ...
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New ssd install : lock on partition

I just installed a second ssd Kingston via KDE partition management. No problem on the install progress and partition on the other hand when I run the file manager, I can not move folders, files. Is ...
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Seperate Data Partition

I have System with 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD.I have installed Ubuntu on SSD with /,/swap,/home partition.So What i want now is create a seperate data partition on HDD and link some of the folders on /...
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Can't find lvm inside luks decrypted partition

I did a space liberating operation from "bleachbit as sudo" in my HDD which has an Ubuntu 18.04 installation and the root partition is luks encrypted, and the next time I booted up my machine it ...
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GParted — expand to the left [duplicate]

I have empty space to the right of my Windows partition, but it is to the left of my GRUB and Ubuntu partitions. How can I add this space to my Ubuntu partition? It looks like in the screenshot: I ...
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Mounting all partitions in a disk image

Trying to mount all partitions of a disk image. I can only mount the first partition, but unable to mount the other 2 partitions. userone@desktop:/media/userone/BACKUP$ sudo fdisk -lu 16-04-desktop....
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Can root partitions be reused?

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and I chose the something-else method of installing it where it let me manually set the partitions. I already had 18.04 LTS on my computer, and I was doing this to ...
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Q: Ubuntu schema partitions

I work on Microsoft windows over 10 years "client and server", today I installed on my new laptop Ubuntu 18.10 and review some videos for schema partitions and please need some help and answer for ...
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Why can't I resize partitions from Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

GParted screenshots: Disks screenshot:
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Read only disk then disk gone missing after reboot

I have a 3TB HD on /dev/sdb mounted as /media/work where I put all the heavy stuff from work. (I dont know if I've put the info correctly, I'm new to Linux) Today I tried to edit a file then noticed ...
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Changing /home directory to a new partition [duplicate]

I created a new partition in my hard disk and copied all the contents of my current /home there. Now i want to make this my new /home. This is how my current /etc/fstab looks like /etc/fstab: static ...
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Mount partition of Ubuntu computer into different Ubuntu computer

I have two computers running Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 respectively and both are connected via TCP/IP. Right now I am accessing one another via SSH most of the time but I want to permanently mount a ...
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How can I mount a partition on every reboot using Bash Script? [duplicate]

I have a partition mounted with mount /mnt/filesys.bin /mnt/mymnt/ Each time I reboot, I need to remount. How can I keep this mounted after every reboot?
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Does this healthy primary partition belong to Ubuntu?

(Click image to enlarge) I came back to reinstall Ubuntu since I previously messed up the installation and Ubuntu crashed on shutdown and randomly created log files and all. Back then I decided to ...
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Weird Partition Setup

I recently got back into Linux again, after a long departure. So I'm learning to do things again like partitioning properly. I followed this example to create my partition setup outside of separating ...
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Help figuring out what's taking up disk space

I've tried a number of different ways of tracking down what's using the space on my SSD drive. I apologize in advance as I don't totally understand Linux and filesystems. I have three drives. The SSD ...
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I need to reinstall Ubuntu, from Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10, then decided to ditch Wondows altogether. I deleted the Windows partitions according to other instructions I found but then I had 17gb free space that could ...
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Why partition 4 that is available in Disk is not showing in file explorer?

Partition 4 is not showing in file explorer
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How to create partition in Ubuntu using Gparted? [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and now I want to create a partition in my hard drive.image But I have only one partition and I found in a video that one cannot create partition which is being used....
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Problems understanding ubuntu partitions and volumes while increasing storage

Trying to increase the storage space on an encrypted partition from ~18GB to ~32GB. Followed all the instructions here successfully including the gparted storage extend: https://www.howtogeek.com/...
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Cannot access parittion

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 18.10, I cannot access one of my partitions (see image). Gparted shows me that it is still there but I cannot see it in nautilus. Any idea how I can access the files on this ...
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Finding a Windows Partition on Ubuntu

Good Evening All, I've recently installed Ubuntu on an older laptop of mine. Originally I had thought that I completely overwrote the original OS, Windows 10, however when I had finished installing ...
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is there a terminal command to identify which partition my /home directory falls under [duplicate]

I'm familiarizing myself with disk partitioning, in the effort to get comfortable un/mounting. I'm working on my understanding of my filesystem hierarchy. My os runs through an LVM. So via my root, ...
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Windows doesn’t boot up anymore

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my computer. The problem is, now I can’t access Windows anymore. I have installed Ubuntu on separate partitions from Windows so I don’t believe it could have been ...
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Not enough partitions for installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I’ve been trying to install Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows but I’m having some issues with my system. My version of Windows only allows 4 primary partitions to exist. I’ve managed to free up one ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 takes long time to boot

I have a dual boot system (Windows 10 + Ubuntu 18.04). Here is the output of systemd-analyze time: Startup finished in 6.590s (kernel) + 57.125s (userspace) = 1min 3.715s graphical.target reached ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition Windows 10

I was running out of space for Windows 10, so I deleted my Ubuntu partition and then combined the free space and added it to the Windows 10 partition into a single partition (the boot partition was ...
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Can't resize boot partition

Currently trying to install Windows 7 on this machine with Ubuntu. I have booted GParted from an USB, but even when I disable the partition I can't resize it. Can't add a picture, because no ...
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How do I remove duplicate versions of Lubuntu? (Followup) [duplicate]

Yesterday I had some help from David Foerster in detecting that I do indeed have a duplicate version of the Lubuntu OS: How can I detect a duplicate version of Lubuntu installed? This is a followup ...
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df shown size much smaller than partition size, /home full

I'm having trouble at the moment because my /home partition appears to be full and its usable space seems to be much smaller than the actual disk, which is the confusing part. this is the line in ...
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Re-installing Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

My dual boot Ubuntu system has its Ubuntu OS corrupted. Efforts to fix it via changing source.list and other means proved in vain. Now I want to re-install Ubuntu on that partition with a USB stick. ...
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Unable to delete any file or folder in other partition of my laptop hard drive,using ubuntu 18.04

In my laptop i had windows 10 installed in one of the partition and other partition had all my files. recently i installed ubuntu 18.04 by deleting my windows 10 partition. Everthing is working fine ...
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Installing Ubuntu along with Windows 10 in PC

I have a 1 TB HDD. It has 4 partitions (C,D,E & F). I've already installed windows 10 in drive C. F drive is completely empty. Now, I want to install Ubuntu in a different drive (lets say F). I'...
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I lost my 3 partition disk data in windows 10 after installing ubuntu 18.4

My laptop already i am installed windows 10 pro 64 bit version, i had 3 partitions in windows. 3 day before i am trying installing latest version of Ubuntu 18.4.0 64 bit. that time i am never install ...
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Wiped all data. Way to create partitions post installation

I installed Ubuntu using "Erase Disk" option unfortunately and that wiped all data and created one large partition. Is there a way I can create more partitions now? I now only have one large disk and ...
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Install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on small SSD and HDD

I read some topics concerning the subject but mostly people have bigger SSD than mine. I have samsung 530U with built-in 14,9GB SSD. I would like to use it somehow but last time I installed Ubuntu on ...
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Resize partitions using Gparted

I'm trying to resize partitions of my disk with Gparted. I have a dual boot with Windows 10 (I would like to keep it, even if I don't use it currently) and Ubuntu. Windows' partition : 173 Gio ...
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How to separate changes made to Linux to a separate partition?

What I mean by separate partition is like we have with Android, we use it, then wipe /data partition and it's back to fresh install. Or even when using live persistant partition USB (in Ubuntu case: ...
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What is the difference between creating swap space and creating a filesystem?

I know that to create swap space on file or disk, we have to use command mkswap //filename, and to create filesystem, we have to use mkfs command, but what is the main difference between creating swap ...
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How do I change the boot partition from one drives partition to a different drives partition?

I have two hard drives each with one primary partition, each with their own Ubuntu 18.04 install sda1 40gb sdb1 512gb The only purpose of sdb1 is to hold compressed backups of sda1 Normally the ...
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Setting up a dual boot with Ubuntu alongside Windows 10

After the third unsuccessful attempt at a dual boot setup (running Windows 10 at the moment, want to install Ubuntu alongside it) I'm finally posting my question here. I completed the steps for a dual ...
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Lost partition after ubuntu install attempt [duplicate]

I have 500gb HDD with two partitions C and D with the same size (232gb) I have Windows 10 installed on C I wanted to install Ubuntu on D During the installation process I changed the D partition ...
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About ubuntu16.04 partition operation

I want to install a Windows dual system with a free partition on a disk that already has ubuntu16.04 installed. How to merge those two free partitions? I have tried to operate by moving the ...
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New build want to install Windows 10 and Ubuntu Dual boot on M.2 drive with Sata HDD for storage

The post from Oldfred seems to over the procedure but it's a little too concise for me and he uses a lot of technical language which makes it hard for me to follow. https://ubuntuforums.org/...