Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as partitions, to treat one physical disk drive as if it were multiple disks.

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Backup and then wipe partition table from head of drive

I have a NTFS hard drive internally attached to my computer and it's causing problems with the other Windows installation on my dual (or triple?) boot machine. I'm not sure if the partition scheme is ...
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How to deny mounting permission?

Consider the following situation: /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, /dev/sda3 are 3 partitions of the /dev/sda disk. Ubuntu is installed on sda1 and /home mounted on sda2. Only one user foo on Ubuntu system so ...
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Creating EFI bootable GPT partition with gdisk on previous MBR, GPT Damaged

So this is a sister question to my previous one about partitioning for a UEFI boot loader. Parititioning for a UEFI boot loader, can LVM be used? Disclaimer: I don't give a flip about the data on ...
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Parititioning for a UEFI boot loader, can LVM be used?

I just bought a gently used laptop and I am trying to figure out why this is. It has a single SSD that when running fdisk -l shows as Disk: /dev/sda. Under it though are 5 "devices" under that disk, ...
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Can I make my /home partition smaller and increase my / partition?

When I installed my OS I didn't set enough apace for my / partition. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 9.2G 9.1G 0 100% / udev ...
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Problems mounting GPT partitioned external HDD

My neighbor brought over a 3TB external hard drive saying that after loaning it out to a Windows user, her Mac is asking her "to initialize something" whenever she plugs it in to her computer. I'm ...
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udisks cannot read label - force to recognize (and mount under) partition labels?

This is kind of similar to How to mount removable media in /media/<LABEL> automatically when inserted, without any desktop environment?, but not exactly. For a while, I've had a setup with an ...
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access of linux and windows to same share location

I have some scenario in which I have to use windows (because of the applications), but some of the operations it is much easier to perform on Linux. Therefore, I'd like to install some machine which ...
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Installing Proxmox on a Partition

I am trying to install Proxmox on a 10Gb partition on my laptop to play around with and learn how Proxmox works. How do I tell Proxmox which partition on my laptop to install on? Is there a boot ...
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MBR not corresponding to fdisk -l?

I'm trying to map the shown with sudo fdisk -l and what is written in the MBR. However they seem to differ. What fdisk shows: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 ...
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Delete labelled partition non interactively with one command

I know about fdisk and parted, but I was not able to figure out an non interactive way to delete a labelled partition. I imagine something like <command> <action> /dev/disk/by-label/LABEL ...
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read UUID of partitioned Image-Disk

i know i can read the GUID of a Partition like this: blkid /dev/sdx Problem: i have created a 4GB-Image dd if=/dev/zero of=./myImage.img bs=1M count=4000 which is partitioned to 3 different ...
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How do I resize partitions and filesystems on them?

How can I resize partitions from the command line? I've heard of GParted, but I don't want to use a GUI program.
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how should I mount my ext4 partition in fstab

so that it appears in Thunar's sidebar under the name 'Schijf-2'? I am running linux mint13 xfce and this has been a headache causer for the last couple of days. the UUID of this partition is: this ...
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Why are USB partitions & disk capacity not coherent between fdisk, parted, dmesg & /dev/sdXy

Disclaimer: I initially posted this on SF : http://serverfault.com/q/645670, but I think it better fits here First, a word of context: I'm trying to burn an ISO on a 16 Gb USB key, but I'm having ...
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Boot loader below 128 GB

I have some old hardware where Linux can't boot if the bootlader is over 128 GB. The problem is that I don't know exactly how those 128 GB are considered. So the first question is, are they ...
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how to write dd command to replace backup image of root partition?

I have installed rhel6.5 in my pc. After that I have changed some configurations in file system. now I have taken backup image of /dev/sda1 which is a root partition of 15gb in size using the command ...
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Windows partition not appearing when I try install Linux Mint

I have a ~500gb hard drive that I intend to split 50/50 for Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17. The Windows partition is 232GB and the Linux partition is, at the moment, uncreated. When I run Mint off my ...
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Using dd to zero a GPT table from disc, how many bytes to write?

In the fdisk area, cleaning out the MBR would require writing 446 bytes, and to include cleaning of the partition information, zero-ing the first 512 bytes was enough: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb ...
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Can we add home partition by adding an additional hard disk?

I have installed CentOS 6 and I have configured it as a mail server. All user data is stored in the /home directory now, but it is running out of space. By adding extra hard drive can I increase the ...
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Installing Arch Linux on SD Card - Problem Writing Partition Table

I've been trying to install Arch Linux onto an SD card to use plugged into my macbook. Currently, I've booted into the installation media on a usb key and I'm trying to write the GPT partition table ...
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Free-ing up unused space on a partition that is unaccessible after a mount

Originally I had a 50GB disk where the root / was mounted to a 6 GB partition on it. The partition was running out of room so I created a second partition with the rest of the free space (44 GB). ...
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Is partition table type “loop” a good or bad idea on BTRFS?

I have started to convert my disks to btrfs and following tutorials, most of them created the filesystem directly on the device instead on a partition. The file system is working and stores data but ...
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Unable to create partiton when installing RHEL 5.8

I am trying to install RHEL 5.8 on my IBM server. When I try to create a partition manually, I get the following error message. Your boot partition is on a disk using the GPT partition. How can I ...
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Why is the boot sector on a Linux partition empty?

I am aware that Linux systems largely use GRUB 2 as the bootloader stored in the master boot record of a GPT hard disk. However, each partition has its own Volume Boot Record or Partition Boot Record, ...
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Target file system contains files from a past installation

I've recently formatted my harddrive and trying to install Kali Linux on it. The problem is that when I choose to partition the hard drive etc I always come to the same message over and over. This is ...
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4k mode hard disk partition

I am trying to create a 256 MB primary partition for my 320 Gig hdd using fdisk. Since, the drive support 4k I wanted to try the emulation mode. so, for 256 Mb of 512 K blocks leads me with below ...
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How do I resize an ext3 partition that is not part of a LVM group?

I've read various questions/answers such as this one: How to extend CentOS 5 partition on VMware? However I have an ext3 partition I need to extend that isn't part of a LVM group and never will ...
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Resize Arch root partition in gparted

my arch linux(antergos) partition is getting small and I wanted to resize it by using a USB stick with the live version of antergos. So I booted, installed gparted but I'm unable to resize it ...
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create partition inside Linux Mint to install Windows 7

I have installed 64-bit Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my laptop, which has no other OS. Right now Mint uses the entire hard disk. Is it possible to create a partition from Mint for Windows 7? (Windows 7 ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda2 extended partition with gparted live cd

I recently got a message while updating some programs that my /boot is full. I've been on other posts and everyone says delete files in /boot but I thought making it bigger seems more logical and ...
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Data deleted accidentally [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 by replacing win 8.1 and then all my partions are gone.I thought it would replace the sytem files in C only but all my partions are deleted.So i want to know if there is any ...
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Resize partition after image using dd to another drive

I have a smaller 120GB drive which has run out of space, which I have imaged to a larger 500GB drive using: dd if=/dev/sdb1 of=/dev/sda4 bs=32M After mounting to /R500 df shows me 100% in use which ...
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How do I create a utility USB?

I do a lot of work with many different bootable images all on different flash drives. However, it gets annoying to search for a specific drive, plug it in, and use it. Is there a way I can consolidate ...
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How to reload media parttion table after dd [duplicate]

When I overwrite the partition table with dd command I can't mount my new partition mmcblk0p1 because is not updated I need to force reload partition table of SD-Card mmcblk0, I unplug and plug ...
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Cannot mount LVMm: resume ioctl on failed

I wanted to resize my LVM, followed some tutorial on the net and the system totally crashed (I got some boot error with UUID not found). I ran a LiveCD and tried to at least recover some files but I ...
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Getting partition boundary error when using GPARTED

I am trying to allocate my hard disk with below set of partitions using GPARTED. /dev/sdb1 - 256 MB /dev/sdb2 - 2048 MB With free space preceding as (4 Mb) between partitions. After applying the ...
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About dev mapping of partitions

New Linux user. Today had bright idea of making a backup of two partitions on an sd card to another sd card already in use. Did this: shrunk partition on backup sd, thus creating unallocated space, ...
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Resize root LVM and FS in Debian 7

I have a Debian server and I would like to increase the "root" partition from 5GB to 17GB and to diminish the "home" partition from 14GB to 2GB. I am a newbie in linux sysadmin, so a really need your ...
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Yet another problem mounting SD cards! [closed]

I've got an SD card that's not mounting properly. /dev/mmcblk0 exists, but /dev/mmcblk0p1 doesn't when I insert the card. The output of fdisk -l /dev/mmcblk0 is: 4 heads, 16 sectors/track, 242560 ...
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Approximate partition table backup with sfdisk

I wanted to convert some logical partitions to extended ones, so I was following this accepted answer. However, at the step of backing up my current partition table, I messed up and typed the ...
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Understanding syslinux and partitioning

I am trying to learn and especially understand how partitionning and boot-loaders work. The problem is that I got it all twisted in my mind. In the end I don't understand anything anymore. I know ...
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Block device aligment without partitioning?

As new drives with 4096b sized blocks appeared, partition alingment is becoming more and more important. But, what I am interested in is, if I use the whole block device for filesystem (eg. /dev/sdc) ...
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Filesystem for boot partition

I created a BIOS boot partition on a hard drive, using gdisk : $ sudo gdisk /dev/sdb Command (? for help): p Disk /dev/sdb: 7821312 sectors, 3.7 GiB Logical sector size: 512 bytes Disk identifier ...
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Two 500GB (JBOD) drives out of an NAS-200 put into UBUNTO 14-04 and put back into an LVM to access old information

I’m in a dilemma as I’m new to Linux (not helpless, but new) and would like some help if you don’t mind. I have been working with Linux for several years to some extent so I can get around some with ...
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How to change disk layout on a running server? [closed]

I have setup a Debian server and I choose to use different LVM Logical Volumes for /home, /usr, /var, ... Now, I run out of space on /var volume. I want to redirect all of data that is going to ...
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Replicate a complex partition structure with LUKS and LVM volumes

I have two external hard discs on an OpenSUSE 13.1 system. On one I have created a partition structure: An encrypted LVM partition (LUKS) Several volumes (10) on this LVM partition, some formatted ...
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Creating a specific sized LVM logical volume at the end of a physical volume

I have a physical volume that is 49.8GB and I want to have a 2GB logical volume which is at the end of the physical volume and the rest of the physical volume being another logical volume. I read ...
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How to make system file partitions larger without reinstalling

I'm a complete beginner with any Linux distro and I recently picked up SteamOS. SteamOS I believe is Debian based. I wiped the laptop and got it installed nicely. When I started moving my music over ...
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Converting NTFS to Ext3

I recently partitioned a new drive in windows to NTFS. I want to make it ext3 so that I can transfer a WUBI Ubuntu installation onto it. I don't care about the data on this partition. Is there a ...