Question on Disk Partitions
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 11, 2012
I have created one Linux swap (0x82) partition and 3 Linux (0x83 ext4 version 1.0) partitions using Disk Utility . I want to create more partitions, with my extra space but now I am unable. Do I have to change some of the existing partitions to extended type to do so? Can anyone suggest a solution (if possible) to create more partitions without deleting the existing ones? Also confusing is that there are so many partition types to choose from. I wanted to created separate partitions for my documents, pictures, music and videos in addition to the exisiting OS & swap file partition.
Can anyone help?
Exam question: disk quota changes when transferring from desktop to server
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 2, 2013
Hi all my friends;
Would you please help me with this question? I am really stuck :/
You have a Linux system that has a 1,000GB hard disk drive, which has a 90GB partition containing an ext4 filesystem mounted to the / directory and a 4GB swap partition.
Currently, this Linux system is only used by a few users for storing small files; however, the department manager wants to upgrade this system and use it to run a database application that will be used by 100 users. The database application and the associated data will take up over 200GB of hard disk space. In addition, these 100 users will store their personal files on the hard disk of the system. Each user must have a maximum of 5GB of storage space. The department manager has made it very clear that this system must not exhibit any downtime as a result of hard disk errors.
How much hard disk space will you require, and what partitions would you need to ensure that the system will perform as needed?
Disk Partitions for dual boot with Windows 7 GPT/EFI
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 9, 2011
I have a Centos 5.5 system that had 2 primary partitions (2nd is setup as LVM with multiple LVM partitions) and then installed Windows 7 as Dual Boot.
However, Windows 7 has installed a 200MB system partition which is GPT/EFI as partition 3 and the Win7 OS as a Primary Partition.
I have a heap of space undefined after this fourth primary partition.
However, as 4 primary partitions have been used, I can no longer create an extended partition to utilise this.
As such I would like to know what is the best and safest way to proceed, and if possible step by steps instructions for the best option eg:
1. Delete the Windows 7 System Partition and create the extended partition (I expect this will prevent Windows from booting)
2. Use something like partition magic to change the Win 7 OS Partition 4 to an extended partition (Not sure if this will work)
3. Make changes to the overall system including both Linux and Windows so that it will use GPT only (I have had no experience with GPT
Ubuntu 4.10 does not detect any hard disk partitions
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 14, 2008
Hi everyone ..
I am trying to install ubuntu 4.10 in dual boot mode on a pc where xp is already installed.
1) Comp Specifics:
Pentium Core 2 Duo;
1 GB RAM;
160 GB Hard Drive
2) I have windows xp installed on my comp which i intend not to touch.
3) With help of GParted I created following partitions
primary /dev/sda1 48.8 GB ntfs (my windows xp resides here)
primary /dev/sda2 25.0 GB ext3
/dev/sda3 2.4 GB swap
/dev/sda4 72.7 GB fat32
4) Now i am trying to boot from Ubuntu cd but at "Partition disks"
screen Ubuntu does not detect any hard disk partitions.
ON "PARTITIONING METHOD" SCREEN IT ONLY SHOWS "MANUALLY EDIT
PARTITION TABLE" BUT DOES NOT LIST ANY HARD DISK PARTITION.
5) I am able to boot my windows though and its working properly.
GParted does not recognize disk partitions
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 14, 2013
I am trying to install Ubuntu. When run the installer, it cannot see my Win partition, separate data NTFS partition, or any others. This may be because I had Ubuntu on the machine previously and I deleted my /home partition from Windows to allow for more space. Is there any way to make it try to rescan for a patition map that was lost?
Will update post with pic of partitions from Windows install...
Ext4 disk partitions are not visible in ubuntu 13.10
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 16, 2013
I was using 12.10 earlier(single OS), trying to get it updated to 13.04 & it got crashed due to power failure.
So I decided to do a fresh installation of 13.10 and formatted to 2 partitions
/home - 50 GB
/ - 200 GB
thinking I can use /home to install OS & other partition for other files like in Windows.
/ folder shows 180 GB but I'm not able to save any files!
Could some one explain whether my thinking was right or wrong? & where do I save my files now.
Thanks in advance!
How do I merge hard disk partitions using Gparted?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 2, 2012
I use Ubuntu 12.04 on Hp-pavilion dv6-6050se laptop. I have partitioned my 500 GB hard-drive into 5 partitions using Gparted.Now I want to merge two partitions(empty) to create a new one.
Can you help me?
3 terabyte disk: partitions not recognized in gparted and not mountable
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 7, 2014
I recently bought a 3tb WD30ezrx disk for storage in an external WD case (the 1,5 tera died) and had quite a lot of trouble with it not beeing recognized, being recognized as 700 gb or 2 tb and os on, so that I decided to use it as a second (temporarily: third) drive in my ACER Aspire with Win7 32bit and Ubuntu 12.04. The setup is with Win on a ssd, Ubuntu quite on the end of a 1,5 tb drive sdb7, the new 3tb one sdc.
Was succesful in converting in gpt, let Windows create the weird 100-so MB partition at the beginning and greated a 1 MG partition unformatted as grub-boot (from live cd or the sdb7, don't remember). Today I used a gparted-live version 0.2 something boot SD to continue creating partitions and copying partitions (did get a warning reading something about the filetable having to be rewritten because of an error). In detail I testcopied a NTFS data partition to sdc3 and the sdb7 Ubuntu partition and the swap to sdc4 and 5. In Ubuntu sdb7 I ran grub-customizer to include the
Disk partitions showing more drive than I have in GParted
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 19, 2012
In attempting to learn Gnu/Linux I have run into something that makes no sense to me (coming from a DOS/Windows world). Nothing is broken, I just want to understand what it is that I am seeing.
I have one 75GB drive with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Not a dual boot system, so it is just this one installation on the box. GParted shows that /dev/sda is 74.5 GB. I expected to see one partition and maybe a swap but GParted shows the following.
/dev/sda1 ext4 35.03 GB 1GB used (This has a Flags=boot )/dev/sda2 extended 39.05 GB - for used column /dev/sda6 ext4 35.63 GB 5.86 used (This has a mount point entry of / ) /dev/sda5 linux-swap 3.87 GB - for used column
The SDA 5 and 6 are indented as shown, but I don't know what that might mean. All partitions show a key except the boot partition sda1. Is sda2 just a logical location for 5 and 6? Seems so. But I don't understand where exactly my files are because I don't "see" two logical driv
windows 8.1 Ubuntu install not detecting disk partitions
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 7, 2014
I have a windows 8.1 laptop. I created a partition on my hard drive and burnt and Ubuntu CD (64bit) to install into the partition.
The install starts OK when booted from CD, I successfully choose a language and wireless network etc. However when it comes to the installation type to select the device for boot loader installation (where you are supposed to select the disk partition) however this table is blank. And drop down at bottom just says /dev/sda and nothing else. How do I see my hard disk??
If I click on the +- or change buttons it appears to freeze the install.
Any ideas? Slightly frustrating... I tried shrinking my main C drive an leaving the space unassigned. I then tried making it a new empty windows drive, same results. Safe and fast restart is turned off.
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