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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change FAT16 partition UUID

I have created a FAT16 formatted partition on my USB stick using mkdosfs /dev/sdb1 when I plug in my stick, it appears in /dev/ as: /dev/disk/by-uuid/ABCD-1234 How can I change the UUID of the ...
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CentOS 7 Full Partition Size Not Available

I am running CentOS 7 on a HyperV virtual server. I recently increased the size of the hard disk from 32GB to 64GB and used GParted Live to extend the partition, which seems to have worked as shown ...
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How do can I tell what encryption is being used with signed in luks?

What command tells you what encryption is being used by a luks partition (all the relevant information initialization vector generation scheme, mode of operation and block cipher primitive).
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GDiskDump or DD to show partition names? [duplicate]

I have partition names like Data-HD, Yhteinen and W10. I do have lots of other partitions, but I want a little more assurance I am copying a right partition to a correct destination. I am quite ...
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How to modify partition in FreeBSD 10 with gpart

I am using FreeBSD. My HDD has this set of partitions: root@core:/media # gpart show => 63 390721905 ada0 MBR (186G) 63 1985 - free - (993K) 2048 ...
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What is a suitable dual boot partitioning scheme (Debian and openSUSE Leap) [duplicate]

I have been a Debian user since several years but now would like to try openSUSE as well in a dual boot environment. Here are some thoughts: Two root partitions.To avoid the two installations from ...
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Why hasn't my CentOS partition resized?

I am running CentOS 6.5 in Hyper-V. It originally started off with a 5GB virtaul hard disk (VHDX) but I later decided I wanted to increase the size. I changed it in Hyper-V settings to 20GB, then ...
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USB flash-drive with hard-coded partition

I have a Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 16GB USB flash-drive: The weird part with this USB flash-drive is that despite the fact that I have zero-filled the flash-drive: # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc ...
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USB flash drive formatted as “Linux Live CD” keeps the CD-ROM name after re-partitioning

I have an USB flash drive that I formerly used as installation medium for Linux Fedora. The stick still has the "Fedora Live USB" installation files on it. When I insert it into my olde laptoppe, it ...
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partitioning a usb stick with gparted

I need partitioning my USB stick into two parts. Specifically my aim is to install Windows-to-go on the second partition and use the first one as a multiboot device for my Linux distros; these ...
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If i install Elementary OS, will it automatically be added to the Grub menu?

I currently have Windows 7 and Linux Mint installed. When my pc starts up, it shows me the Grub menu, it shows an entry for Mint linux and the windows boot menu. I am wondering, if i was to install ...
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If i install Elementary OS, will it automatically be added to the grub menu?

I currently have Windows 7 and Linux Mint installed. When my pc starts up, it shows me the Grub menu, it shows an entry for Mint linux and the windows boot menu. I am wondering, if i was to install ...
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linux + increase temporary the /tmp partition for installation

I have linux VM machines with version red-hat 4 I have the following file system df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 950M 163M 739M 19% / /dev/sda1 ...
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Install Multiple Versions of Slackware in separate UEFI Tables

I have a Slackware 14.1 distro on /dev/sda13, and I've just installed Slackware current on /dev/sdb2. Unfortunately, I can no longer access my /dev/sda13 Slackware 14.1 version, as the installation of ...
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Where is the space from LVM partitions?

Additionally, output from my df -h command and fdisk -l command. Where and how could I utilize space from my /dev/sda4 and /dev/sda5 partitions? I suspect /dev/mapper/fedora-root to be my LVM ...
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How can I create an LVM volume group spanning 2 hard drives? [closed]

I have rented a dedicated server with two 500gb hardisks running Centos 6. On this server there are 4 partitions: 1.boot 2.root 50gb 3.swap 50gb4. 4.empty 400gb Now I want to create a logical ...
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How do I extend a Windows partition that has the swap partition right after it? [migrated]

I know there should be unallocated space to the right of this Windows partition, but the problem is that there is a swap partiton of 2Go, and the 56Go of unallocated space is at the very end. So how ...
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Low disk space on Manjaro / , how to resize /dev/mapper/ partitions?

I have Manjaro Linux installed on my laptop. When I log in I get a message Only 0.22GB or 28.71 GB left on / Previous suggestions were to run Pacman -Scc to clear the pacman cache, and that worked ...
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alignment of extended partitions

I read an article on aligning file-systems on partitions and this said that: When manipulating MBR disks, be aware that the alignment of extended partitions is unimportant. These partitions hold ...
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Format a USB drive as unprivileged user

I always thought unprivileged users couldn't format a USB drive, only root user could, so I used to mess up with gparted or fdisk. After years or daily Linux usage I just discovered that ...
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Change encrypted partition UUID

I'm trying to change a partition's UUID, the problem is that I'm trying to change an encrypted volume. So I can't use the usual method described here. Since it throws the following error: tune2fs: ...
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Can't fix my boot partition — can I restore Ubuntu from a copy (not properly imaged) of my partition?

On my old Ubuntu system (the one I'm trying to restore to) I had a boot partition /dev/sda1, my main OS partition /dev/sda2, and a swap partition /dev/sda3. I mistakenly formatted over /dev/sda1 ...
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Major and minor numbers of a partition

$ stat new File: ‘new’ Size: 928 Blocks: 8 IO Block: 4096 regular file Device: 804h/2052d Inode: 28188755 Links: 1 Access: (0622/-rw--w--w-) Uid: ( 1000/ t) Gid: ( ...
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Installing Fedora onto Hard Drive: Error checking storage configuration

I am trying to be able to dual boot my windows laptop. In the setup process, navigating to Installation Destination -> Done with Automatically configure partitioning checked, the error message ...
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Is there an inode for a directory?

Each file has an inode. Is there an inode for every directory ? If not, how does Linux manage directories.
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No space left to free up on rootfs partition to upgrade kernel

I want to upgrade Linux kernel from 3.16 to 4.3. Unfortunately when I run aptitude install linux-image-4.3.0-1-amd64 installation fails due to no space on rootfs partition. 117MB left, 174MB needed. ...
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Does it make sense to put btrfs on lvm?

This is OpenSUSE Leap 42. I have a computer with 2x 500 GB SATA HDD drives and to speed it up I put in a small 30GB SSD drive for the system. During installation HDDs were disconnected as they ...
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Wheezy to Jessie upgrade / (root partition) minimal requirements in MB?

The Linux Debian kernel is 3.2.0-4-686-pae . The / (root) partition is 62% full. Will the remaining space suffice to install jessie's kernel & boot stuff? mt42@hostname:~$ df -k ...
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Renumber encrypted partition - sda3 to sda5

I have an encrypted crypt-luks partition that is currently named sda3, and is the last partition on the disk, that is, there are no sda4 or sda5. The encrypted partition contains three logical volumes ...
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Safest way to add/extend partition on linux [closed]

I have a linux server that is running out of space. There are already 4 primary partitions, which I believe is the max number of partitions. So I am unable to create a new parition as per this ...
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How to find unallocated disk partition with parted or another tool?

I'm using Fedora server and I have an unused partition on /dev/sda. How can I find it with parted or another command? I can only list mounted and used partitions.
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Partition system id FDISK

if I change a partition system id to FAT16 with fdisk and make another file system such as ext2 on that partition with mkfs what is problem? every thing is ok ! so what does (partition system id) do?
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Dual Booting on HP laptop seems impossible due to HD partitioning

I'd like to run Debian on my laptop in dual boot with Win7. I started shrinking my C drive, freeing 150Gb to give to Debian, but when installing and arriving at the point in which I have to choose ...
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Recommended partitioning scheme for Arch Linux when using two hard drives [closed]

I want to install Arch Linux on my laptop, which has two hard drives: a 25GB SSD and a 700GB HDD. I'd like to have the OS installed on SSD and have my data stored on the HDD. Which partitioning ...
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How can I use fdisk to create a ntfs partition on /dev/sdx?

I would like to know how to create a ntfs partition on /dev/sdx. I could not figure out if I should use partition type 7 86 or 87. What is the full list of commands to use?
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Using dd in order to save and restore a boot sector?

Through some legacy code I'm using dd to save and restore (parts) of a bootsector after unzipping the .iso of the system onto the hard drive (from a live cd). I use the following command to save the ...
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Kernel panic after Gentoo install — cannot open root device

I have a Debian system on /dev/sda1 (/) and /dev/sda2 (extended, /dev/sda5 is /home, /dev/sda6 is swap). I want to install Gentoo in parallel, so I shrinked sda2 and created /dev/sda3, in which I ...
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Defining partitions with boot parameters

I read on the GTV Hackers wiki that the partition table for the Logitech Revue is embedded in the kernel instead of residing, say, at the beginning of internal memory. After that I learned that this ...
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Cannot reformat Micro SD Card

I need to reformat my micro SD card, however I am having some issues with it. When I go the card on my computer, it displays the following message: The folder contents could not be displayed ...
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can't reformat usb drive (can only get sdb1 not sdb)

I recently made a 128g kali thumb drive. Well I tried making the encrypted persistence way to large so wiped the whole thing and started again. But now whenever I format (tried from the command line ...
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changing grub boot drive

I just installed a new SSD and I want to move all the files from the HDD to my SSD. I cloned the partitions from the hdd to the ssd. I run on a dual boot - windows 10 and ubuntu 15.10. So, now I have ...
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mkfs.vfat creates multiple MBR signatures

I am creating a FAT32 partition from a file image. My commands are as follows: Create a 2MB file image. dd if=/dev/zero of=fatfs.img bs=1024 count=2048 To create the filesystem I use: mkfs.vfat ...
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How can I manipulate a partition table file without fdisk checking the validity of it?

I'm creating an image in memory (/tmp is a tmpfs): $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/sdcard.img bs=512 count=3147775 It's supposed to hold a partition table and the first 3 partitions of a device $ ...
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Can I get SSD rw performance while keeing data security if I combine SSD & HDD in btrfs RAID1

I have 2 storage devices; classical slow HDD (750GB, /dev/sda) and faster SSD (128GB, /dev/sdb). Currently I have installed Ubuntu & Mint on same btrfs partition on SSD (/dev/sdb5). My btrfs pool ...
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Boot script issue after formatting computer

I am new to Linux, currently using Linux Mint. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to ditch Windows altogether. So I formatted my entire hard disk and installed Linux Mint. I got a warning during the ...
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Error while Installing centos 6.7 alongside windows 7

I am havind almost 50 gb free space in hard disk. But while partitioning its shows that "could not allocate requested partitions : no partition slots in sda". I made free space by shrinking my current ...
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Mount external drive from old eMac with Darwin

How can I mount an external HD from a Darwin console? I've tried running fdisk, but fdisk -l fdisk: unable to stay -l: No such file or directory mount -a didn't barf but didn't do anything material ...
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Which FHS dirs can I outsource and how?

At the moment I have a computer w/ Ubuntu on a HDD with everything on one partition. I'd like to add a SSD and move / to it, outsourcing /boot to a separate partition (on the SSD, too) and leave /home ...
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How can i merge unallocated partition with an extended partition?

I need to combine the unallocated space on my computer into one partition. Originally I had Windows in the other partition but I recently deleted it because I no longer use it and I only ever use ...
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Mountpoint to different partitions and different filesystems

While reading on mount point, I think of file management in Linux as followed : / is the main body of a tree /a is a branch from the main body, /a/b is a branch from /a branch To mount a partition c ...