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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LVM unknown device: how to recover?

I have a server with two hard drives that I thought I had correctly installed with LVM, until I discovered that the second hard-drive did not actually seem to be used. I investigated the problem and ...
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Partitioning problem in Kali Linux installation

I'm trying to install Kali Linux dual boot with windows 8.1. During installation, only two partitiones: while I have 3 different partitions . Please help.
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Gparted showing complete drive unallocated

Current Environment Information: Dual Boot with Windows 7x64 and Linux Mint 16 I am currently trying to install Elementary OS instead of Linux Mint. Windows works fine but Mint boots fine but has ...
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How to inspect the raw contents of a partition?

I'm trying to see the contents in raw bytes of a dummy partition /dev/sda3, which I've made to be 100MiB through gparted. I want to test writing and reading on that partition. Is there a tool that ...
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How to extend filesystem partition on Ubuntu VM?

I'm running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 as a VM on a mac with vmware fusion. I'm getting space warning issues and now want to expand from 20GB to 200GB. I powered off the VM and on the vmware side ...
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Is it possible to enlarge the / partition without rebooting?

I can enlarge the root (/) partition with fdisk without rebooting (deleting an recreating it with the same 1st sector, but greater last sector). However, I cannot make the kernel to re-read the ...
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YaST - Allocating a new partition leads to warning

So the Win10 Tech Preview will be expiring tomorrow. I need a change. I am trying to install OpenSUSE, but I'm not quite confident where I should designate the Linux partition. I put in the install ...
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Problems with file system

I created a partition with EXT4 file system and when I'm writing in this partition frequently the Kernel return the following error: Jan 01 01:17:54 infobuffer360 kernel: r7:c0561280 Jan 01 01:17:54 ...
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fdisk - defaults to non Dos but yet uses Dos disklabel

My version of fdisk man page states default is DOS mode is disabled, which is what I want.... but why is it stating 'Created a new DOS disklabel'? localhost four # fdisk /dev/sdc Welcome to fdisk ...
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How to duplicate my installation partition onto a btrfs partition?

I initially installed Linux Mint 17.1 on a ext4 partition, with the /home on a different partition. The intention is to be able to multi-boot and share the /home data. I'm planning to copy it to a ...
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Separate Partitions usage [closed]

I would like to know the benefits & usage of creating separate partitions for different areas like swap, /, /boot, /home, /var etc. How much size should i assign to them ? Although i want to ...
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Linux Mint Fails To Boot (Unknown Filesystem GRUB ERROR)

The other day I believe I accidentally messed up a disk and set it to a filesystem I didn't want to. Now when I boot up Linux Mint I get “Unknown Filesystem error” in GRUB rescue. Of course I tried to ...
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Overlapping Partition table

I'm so done with this, i have this 64GB sd card and i just don't know any more. when i format it the data and partition tables just stay there. :'( all i want is for a blank drive, i've got a backup ...
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CentOS 7 /var/log/messages

We have a CentOS 7 (3.10.0-229.1.2.el7.x86_64) server running as our main file share server. We randomly see the following error messages showing up in our /var/log/messages and have been trying to ...
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Cannot mount LVM partition after restoring LVM metadata

I have resized two LVM partition (/var and /home) and somehow resize process went wrong. After reboot system wasn't able to mount /var and /home. I have used RIPLinux to check if I can mount those ...
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Recover from interrupted partition move

So, I was trying to shift my (NTFS) data partition to the right to accommodate expanding my boot partition. I was using gparted on a Fedora 20 live USB; about 230/560 GB in I closed my laptop, ...
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How can I perform a clean install of Arch?

Basically I had another distro on my hard drive but I want to format it for complete use by Arch. I know how to set it up and such, it's just the formatting/partitioning part that I'm a little bit ...
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/opt partition not mounting in DD-WRT v24-sp2

I'm facing problems trying to install optware packages on a TP-Link TL-WR841n v8 running DD-WRT v24-sp2 (4MB flash, 32MB RAM). I did the following through telnet: nvram set jffs_mounted=1 nvram set ...
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How do I partition my disk to install encrypted Debian installation alongside OSX?

I have a 500gb drive on a recent MBA. I have shrunk the OSX partition to 250gb to allow me to install Debian in the empty space. When I go through the Debian installer, the guided partitioning only ...
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how to add boot partition to syslinux boot menu

I'm trying to add "boot from partition" entry to syslinux menu ( isolinux.cfg) to boot from local disk we use localboot 0x80 , but I'm trying to boot a specific partition.. any suggestions?
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Which partition is mounted to where? [duplicate]

How can we check the mount points for partitions listed in /dev/sd*? For example, I would like know if the partition for my home is /dev/sda4.
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Home partition taking up too much space?

I've recently had to reinstall YouCompleteMe on a VM, and when I'm installing it, I get that I'm running out of hard drive space. It installed fine the first time around, but now when some of the ...
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“No volume groups found” after running vgdisplay

I am trying to expand my primary partition to use the extra disk space I have added in my VMWare virtual machine. I have been able to add the disk space, partition the extra space into an LVM ...
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How to rewrite a partition table on a SD card which does not show up in blkid ?

When I execute "blkid" in the shell with my SD inserted, I do only get a listing of two of my hard disk partitions. I suppose the partition table on the SD card is not correctly written and ...
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How to create an /opt partition on an existing installation without loosing data?

I've shrinked my /home from 2.7TB to 100G, I've extended /root, /usr, /tmp and /var but I have been looking for a way to create an /opt partition for 3 hours now, and can't find it. The setup is 3TB ...
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How do I execute a parted command with a C function?

I would like to execute the Linux command "parted" through a C language function? I am using Linux Ubuntu , eclipse. Thanks!
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Installing Mint 17.1 with swap on different drive?

Installing Mint 17.1 Cinnamon, I used the "something else" mode to set the partitions for root and home. But, it only showed sda and I could not find any way to select a different disk! I installed ...
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Moving Application Configurations to Separate Partition

So by default, most services install their configuration files to /etc/<application>. On my physical systems, I'm using LVM for volume management, and specifically so I can rollback snapshots ...
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How can I extend VMware Partition on Centos 7 using GParted?

I've a problem with increasing a partition from 20GB to 120GB, VMDK file. Here is what I've done: using vmware-diskmanager to increase vmdk file from 20 GB - 120 GB. It's ok. download and boot from ...
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Clone partitons from devices

I have 2 devices—the first with 20 partitions and the second is with one big partition. I want to clone a specific partition (content + data) from device 1 to device 2. How can I do this? How do ...
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GNU parted resizepart in script

I would like to used the yes command so that GNU parted does not wait for user input : root@195-xxx-xxx-xxx:/proc# parted /dev/sda unit B resizepart 2 1166016512B Warning: Shrinking a partition can ...
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Resizing home and root partions at opensuse

I have divided my ssd into two partitions, one for the root and one for the home directories. Unfortunately I have provided too few space for the root directory and I would like to expand it, by ...
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How to initialize new disk for UEFI/GPT?

Background I'm setting up a new build, with all new hardware, tabula rosa. I want to have multiple Linux installations and common data partitions. From what I'e gathered so far, using new hardware ...
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What are the overheads of using multiple smaller raid devices versus partitioned raid devices as physical volumes?

LVM only allows volume groups to be expanded by adding physical volumes. So if I have multiple volume groups which may need extra space, but it can't be predicted which will expand fastest, it's best ...
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Not able to boot into ubuntu or windows

prerequisites you will need to know regarding my problem earlier I had Ubuntu 13 version, due to some unknown reason, when I restarted my computer to enter into windows it went directly to grub ...
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How to mount sdb directly or using LVM partitions on sda?

I am new to LVM and VM yet, and I need to be able to access sdb like /mybackup/ 1 - should I have sdb1 created then mount? 2 - should I mount sdb as whole disk without LVM? 3 - create lvm and than ...
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How to manually set the dirty bit on a FAT32 partition

For some debugging purposes, I'd like to be able to manually set the dirty bit of a FAT32 partition to true. I found tons of information on how to use fsck.vfat to remove the dirty bit, but none on ...
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How to find the swap uuid

I am in the process of setting up a raid. sda was used during the installation and I just copied the partition table of sda to sdb like so: $ sudo sfdisk -dL /dev/sda > partition_table_sda $ sudo ...
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How can I recovery data? Or how can I fix file system without deleting of data?

I have done fsck.ext4 -f /dev/sda5 but questions were too much and I close one several times. After that I used several times e2fsck. But it was very slowly and I stopped one several times too. ...
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grub partition error

This is the first time this has happened to me.I don't use linux on a regular basis, except for some project work. I had logged in today , finished my work and restarted it so I could go into windows ...
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Unable to start ubuntu after installing updates - Stuck at 'Try (hd0,0)'

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on the same hard drive as my Windows 8.1 OS, on its own partition. The installation went without any hickups. After that I used EasyBCD on my windows system to ...
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M17: Trying to mount Windows 10 .iso onto partition via terminal, getting “block device ? is write-protected, mounting read-only”. Can I get a help?"

I have Linux Mint 17.1 and am trying to dual boot Windows 10 Technical Preview OR install it on my other hard drive. Extra easy damage-control for you guys- I do not care if I lose any data, as long ...
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Installing Slax 7.0.09 next to a winxp

How do I install Slax 7.0.9 on the same hard drive as my Windows XP? Is it possible? I already have partitioned the hard drive to ext4 for linux using gparted. The hard drive also has a partition for ...
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Recognizing GPT partition table created with different logical sector size

I have a 3TB drive which I have partitioned using GPT: $ sudo sgdisk -p /dev/sdg Disk /dev/sdg: 5860533168 sectors, 2.7 TiB Logical sector size: 512 bytes Disk identifier (GUID): ...
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hard drive formatted while Linux setup, lost partitions

I have installed Ubunto 14.04 on sda1. but after the installation finished, all the partitions are gone . I have important data on sda5 , and when I run the following command : sudo fdisk -l in the ...
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Why aren't sda3 and sda4 displayed with fdsik -l?

I wanted to display all my partitions, so I entered "fdisk -l". AFAIK, the format of the device file for a scsi hard disk reads like: sd_whichharddisk_whichpartition. To my surprise, after hitting ...
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Why can I rest assured that GNU Parted has not corrupted a single bit after shrinking my partition?

I shrunk my root partition and it seems nice. But I am thinking about overwriting now at least the most important files from the backup copy (external drive, rsync, weekly backup) in order to be sure ...
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Which files are changed when GNU Parted shrinks a partition?

When shrinking a partition with GNU Parted, some contents must be moved from the area of the physical disk that will be left out of the new shrunken partition. The contents of those files are of ...
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How do I move a vmware guest machine to another user?

I have 2 users in my computer running Arch Linux. I recently moved a virtual installation of windows 7 from one user to another. I changed the owner of the moved folder to the new user recursively. I ...
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Dual Boot Install Question

I have Windows 7 and am going to reformat/reinstall, but want to try a dual boot configuration with Linux mint. If I install Windows creating 3 partitions: one for Windows, one for Linux, and one for ...