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What is the correct way to configure a linux installation's partition system?

FIRST Sorry if this is technically a duplicate. i Have searched for the information and was unable to find it in any of the answers or forums. SECOND Since SE likes to close questions that don't get ...
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need the debug commands for deleting partitions on a pc woth no OS

I am having some trouble with my laptop.. I had win 7 64 vit preinstalled and ubantu 12.04 LTS recently installed. my sister says she did something on win 7. according to her, she accidentally deleted ...
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Dual boot W7 64bit + Ubuntu, W7 does not boot

Dual boot W7 64bit + Ubuntu installed. Ubuntu appears to work fine, but W7 will not boot. I downloaded boot repair and did the recommended repair. That did not work. I now have 6 partitions: ...
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USB with multiple partitions including Ubuntu Live

I wonder of my requirements below are possible. If not, feel free to answer it based on facts why it's impossible thanks. I'd like to have my 32GB Usb stick to be the ultimate fix usb containing the ...
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How to install Windows to a computer with Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is currently installed on my computer and I want to install Windows 7 alongside it. On my computer there are three HDDs: 2x 500GB 8GB SSD I have already installed Ubuntu on one of the ...
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Dual boot windows ubuntu

I want to install dual OS on my system. I never done this and have some queries. I have a 500GB hard disk I want 3 partitions. for Windows OS (100GB) for Ubuntu (100GB) extra partition which is ...
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Lost data after incomplete resize operation on a partition

Prior to the resize operation I had three partitions on the drive. Let's call them A, B and C (in order). First I will put in the facts: Partition B was small in size and the data on it was no ...
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Linux tools that can partition GPT with proper alignment

Proper partition alignment ensures ideal performance during data access. Incorrect partition alignment will cause reduced performance, especially with regard to SSDs (with an internal page size of ...
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Cloning Windows from HD to SDD with Ubuntu

I wanted to clone my Windows 7 from HDD (160G) to SSD (250G). I put SSD on SATA3, booted an Ubuntu from usb stick, cloned in GParted via Copy&Paste and flagged the partition bootable. Then I ...
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Linux raid questions: How to boot if one drive fails?

I am setting up a linux server with two drives in an mdadm created raid 1. All the online help I fine says to create your partitions and then create an md0 raid volume using something like sda1 and ...
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Removing Failed Install Partition of Ubuntu

Alright so I attempted to install Xubuntu on my laptop twice. The first one I cancelled accidentally; the second one worked. The end result is the following disk structure: /dev/sda1 - System ...
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How to restore Ubuntu broken partition after Windows 7 install

I previously had a Windows 7 partition and a Ubuntu partition. When I formatted and reinstalled Windows 7, somehow the Ubuntu partition got corrupted. I can't open it and recover my files even with ...
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Is it possible to delete sda1 or sda2?

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I tried to install many times, but when the page of installation to choose the partition comes every time I get confused. 4 partitions are shown ...
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1answer
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USB-Stick Detected as 2 Devices

When I plug in my USB Stick, Ubuntu detects 2 devices. One device containing a few Mebibytes and another one containing the rest of the storage. This is rather annoying, because when I plugin in my ...
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On which partition should I install Ubuntu or Kubuntu

Currently I am using Windows 8 Pro on my system. I want to use Ubuntu or Kubuntu with windows. I tried to install both of it. During installation, when I reached the page to select the partition to ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 partition problems

Some time ago I had installed on my PC Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 and used to dual-boot them. After a while tho I had to reinstall Windows 7 ( after that the boot only showed the windows options, so I ...
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Resize Primary Partition in Ubuntu

I've set up a Ubuntu server the wrong way round. On a 2TB hard drive I gave 20GB to the root system partition and 1.8TB to home. I'd like to reverse this. I'm reading there is a tool, which may be ...
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Can I Install Window 8?

I bought my laptop some time ago (HP Pavilion g6) and it came pre-installed with Windows 8. There was a problem with my OS (I couldn't reset or refresh) so I just installed Ubuntu 13. My only OS ...
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Change GPT partition file system type with parted

When I created my GPT partitions using parted, I was using ext2 file system type perviously: $ parted /dev/sdc print | grep ^12 12 961GB 1118GB 157GB ext2 msftdata Now I ...
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Windows XP deleted Windows 8 bootloader

I bought a new computer which came with Windows 8 preinstalled. Then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the same hard drive, after making a partition with GParted using the "Try Ubuntu" option in the Ubuntu ...
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Starting with a 2010 standard build PC, how do I choose an SSD and set up dual boot Windows / Ubuntu on it?

There is so much info on the net; I am completely lost. All I want to do is set up a "decent" dual boot configuration on an SSD. What I have now: A desktop PC from Dell. It has one hard drive which ...
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Persistently naming an unformatted partition

In brief: is there a way to give a persistent name to an unformatted partition? Details: I have a database-like application that reads and writes to an unformatted partition (because it gives me a ...
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Ununtu 12.0.4 LTS Boots to some unknown mount point

I installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS to a 2TB Sata with a swap partition and a data partition. I installed mdadm and setup an incomplete raid. I later unmounted that raid (to which it erred as non-existent) ...
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How to format a compact flash disk with ext3 filesystem, when the device is apparently in use by the system?

I would like to format a 2 GB compact flash disk in the ext3 format under Linux (Ubuntu). To do so, I put the flsh card into the flash card reader checked dmesg to see the device is under /dev/sdb ...
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1answer
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Reallocate some free space to another partition

I'm at the moment in this situation: and I'd like to take likely 10GB from /dev/sda1 and add them to /dev/sda3 is it possible without damaging other partitions? It's like an hour I'm struggling ...
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How to expand unused space on usb key

My NAS runs Ubuntu Server 12.04, it runs this from an 8gb USB disk which is getting quite full so I have transferred that to a 32gb key using dd if=/dev/sdc of=/dev/sdb bs=512 Now, this is great, ...
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Will moving linux root folder's subfolders (/tmp, /lib, /etc) to another location affect the system?

I have installed Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 7. Windows 7 (C drive) disk size is 420 GB, Linux drive size is 50 GB. Now I'm facing space problem on Ubuntu. I cannot reinstall any on them and also ...
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Not permitted to create a new directory on a ntfs partition?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. When I open a pdf file in Evince, and want to click "Save as" in the menu of Evince to create a new directory on a ntfs partition (shared between Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect primary hard drive

Ubuntu isn't working well for me. I'm trying to install it, and all goes well...until I reach the choose partitions screen. It lets me select the drive i want to install Ubuntu to, but the only option ...
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Is over provisioning on SSD just another partition or unreserved space and can it be alongside a dual boot partition OS setup?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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Protect any unwanted operation by Windows in dual boot?

I have both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on different partitions on my hard drive. There is a ntfs partition accessible to the two OSes. I have almost always been using Ubuntu, and haven't used Windows ...
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Lenovo One-Key Recovery Feature broken after resizing partition

I am in a stick situation with dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu, and I want to wipe my computer to factory settings. I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y510P with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 Dual-Booted. I also ...
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Unknown partition type and disk is likely to fail soon

I had some issues with viruses in XP so installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu alongside.All was going fine when windows boot showed only the partition in which it was present.But then also Ubuntu boot had ...
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1answer
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Trying to get rid of Ubuntu

So I had a system that dual booted with windows 7 and ubuntu. I wanted to get rid of ubuntu and install debian. So I got the iso and went through the install. When I got to the part where I ...
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Ubuntu Server Install with RAID 5 on GPT partitions

Does anyone know of a good step-by-step tutorial for doing this. I've trying for ages to install Ubuntu Server with RAID 5 on GPT partitions, but even when it installs successfully, I am unable to ...
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1answer
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Partitioning disk to host 6 Ubuntu Installs

I have a laptop running Win7 on its internal drive, and I have installed Ubuntu (13.10 64bit currently) onto an external USB drive. Other than Ubuntu hardware compatibility (Mouse button presses are ...
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Increase OS X partition size using unallocated space

I booted a live Ubuntu CD and shrunk my partition down from 400G to about 300G. Right now, I have about 100G of "unallocated." My OS X partition is 47 and I need to increase the space. I've tried ...
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Unable to assign a drive letter to my Ubuntu partition from Windows

I recently reinstalled Windows 7 and backed up my files on my Ubuntu partition. Now I would like to retrieve them, but the Ubuntu partition isn't visible from my file browser. My research revealed ...
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1answer
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trouble with graphics card and other partitions after reinstall of windows 7

I recently reinstalled Windows 7 and have found myself in a pile of problems that I can't find any record of anywhere. If this is the wrong place to post this type of problem I apologize. When I ...
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Are these partitions correct?

I have a 24GB SSD and 500GB HDD drives. I wanted to store the boot loader, boot code and swap on the SSD, whilst storing everything else on my HDD. Below is the output of the lsblk command. Can ...
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Shrink or delete udev partition in Ubuntu?

I ran out of disk space today while trying to compile a program. When I ran df -h, I noticed that the partitions were wonky. df -h yields Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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overriding new ubuntu installation

I've got a ubuntu 11.10 which has lost its support in May 2013, now I'd like to reintall up to the most up-to-date LTS, which is 12.04. My question is regarding my current partitions and doing ...
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My (C:) drive changed from Basic to Dynamic, is this bad?

I'm really worried here. My computer still runs, so I take this as a good sign, however let me explain my situation: I am trying to install Ubuntu Linux, and the installer was having problems, so I ...
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Ubuntu not showing hard drive

I have a laptop which had a broken installation of Windows 7 installed on it. I created a Ubuntu live USB and tried installing Ubuntu over that Windows 7. After a few minutes, I got an error message, ...
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1answer
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Need to clone a hard drive containing Windows 7 and Ubuntu OSes?

I have a 120GB hard drive which contains 3 partitions- Windows 7, the 100MB partition for booting and then an Ubuntu partition. I have just bought a 240GB SSD which i'd like to use to expand the ...
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1answer
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Recover data from USB which doesnt appear to have a partition

Possible duplicate but all other example seems to have output for sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdx. Upon inserting the USB the following appears in dmesg· Ubuntu doesn't acknowledge the device in terms of ...
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Creating additional Primary partition without wiping entire HDD

The current state of partitions on my 500gb HDD is as follows: I'm not really good when it comes to partitioning. I probably did something foolish to end up here. But the problem is I want to ...
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merging two partitions on ubuntu

This is how my partitions look like in Ubuntu. I would like to merge two partitions /dev/sda8 and /dev/sda/7 because I am unable to use both of them. /dev/sda8 111G 2.7G 103G 3% / udev ...
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Unnamed, hidden partitions on my 500 GB HD, HP Pavilion dm4 Laptop

I have multiple doubts here. Its a Seagate 500GB 7200RPM HD. I had installed it few months back after my original Laptop HD stopped working. The current drives on my latop, as shown by the Windows ...
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How to set up partitions for 3 OS's

I currently run Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on my 500GB hard drive. I use grub2 to choose which one to boot to each time. The partition layout looks this: Linux: 100GB Linux Swap: 16GB Windows System ...