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I suggest you read this guide on Ask Ubuntu. As for the difference, gparted and similar tools help you partition your hard drive. The Ubuntu installer can also do this automatically which is, presumably, the way suggested by the sites you read. I would not do that though and especially not with a system that has windowd8 installed since there are other ...


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Assuming that you're using legacy PC partitions (UEFI and other partition schemes have no notion of “primary partition” vs “logical partition”), the partition type can be determined from the number. Partitions numbered 1 through 4 are primary or extended. An extended partition is one that acts as a container for logical partitions, it cannot contain ...


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Hard drives usually don't have labels, it's filesystems that do. Here are the main places where a filesystem label is likely to come up: In /etc/fstab. In your bootloader configuration (e.g. /boot/grub/grub.cfg). If your Grub configuration is automatically generated, run update-grub after changing your labels and verify that the result is what you wanted. ...



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