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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Installation of linux and windows xp

I have 80 Gb harddrive, 512 Mb RAM in my pentium 4 pc. Now the Windows XP I had got corrupted and i want to install new xp sp3 but each time I use the bootable USB it says unable to find operating ...
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Creating and mounting partition automtically

I am running raspberry pi on raspbian wheezy, and I'd like to create script that automatically creates new partition on unused area of disk and mountpoints on it so it'll always mount on same ...
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Increase root partition by reducing /home

Hi I need to increase root partition space by reducing /home, in a Centos 6.6,my situation is this: /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root 50G 46G 1,6G 97% / tmpfs 1,9G ...
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Delete and recreate of NTFS file format in Extended partition will maintain driver letter?

One of my computer system is having the disk partition like below 1-Primary (NTFS) (boot) 2-Primary (NTFS) (Windows C: Drive) (windows XP OS) + (software installed) 3-Primary (NTFS) (Windows D: ...
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fdisk and fdisk -cu

Can someone please assist me with the difference between fdisk and fdisk -cu? when use fdisk only, it shows me the below warning WARNING: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated. It's strongly ...
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Swap suddently vanished from Debian?

Everything has been going fine for 6 months now until my swap suddently vanished today. Now that I look into it, I find that my disk partitionning is a bit weird. What happened to it and what should I ...
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What's the difference between a partition and physical volume?

Why can't we directly create a volume group over a disk without creating a physical volume from it? What is a physical extent? Do we even have physical extents in a partition?
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Is it okay to partition my drive while I'm downloading a huge file (4gb)

I'm downloading a huge file using a torrent client and I was wondering if I can use GParted to partition around 100gb of my 1tb to save time because I plan to dual boot this computer right after the ...
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What are the “root”, “home” and “swap” block devices and how do I remove them?

Anyone know how to remove these block devices? I want everything in one partition.
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How to set Clonezilla to clone only a partition

I have been trying to clone my Debian /dev/sda1 partition containing /root with size of 100GB using Clonezilla. I did this by using Clonezilla-live to create iso file with size around 18 GB. It seems ...
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Advantage of GPT over MBR partition table [closed]

What is the advantage GPT partitioned hard drives on older BIOS system ? when boot drive is bellow 2TB on a BIOS system or UEFI boot disabled grub on BIOS system with GPT partitioned needs an ...
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EFI dual-boot problem on HP Pavilion 15 with Windows 8 and Debian 8

Context HP Pavilion 15 Notebook, when I bought it there was Windows 8 pre-installed. Yesterday I partitioned my hard disk and I installed a fresh new Debian 8 everything fine, here's the table: ...
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I tried to resize an ext4 partition and now the VM is not working

I tried to resize the primary ext4 partition and I think that i forgot to set the primary partition as bootable. Now the only thing I see from the VNC is the grub. I used fdisk to resize and ...
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How do I resize the active partition (in Ubuntu 15.04)?

When I first created this virtual server with VMWare it was 16G, but that has proven to be insufficient space. So I recently resized it with GParted to 32G using the Live CD. Judging by the results ...
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How do I identify which disk(s) make up a vxfs disk group?

In case it matters, system in question is Solaris installed on SPARC. System contains two HDDs, same make/model/capacity. On one HDD are the root and var partitions/slices. /etc/mnttab shows me that ...
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Load root partition on embedded linux system

I'm using a zynq-7000 SoC, running a custom petalinux build, which is on an SD card. The boot partition contains a boot.bin (the bootloaders etc) and an image (containing the kernel). The root ...
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Shrinking root partition on Debian

I'm using a headless Debian Wheezy server with 2x3TB disks. It was installed automatically with RAID1. This is the output of df -h: $ df -h Sys. fich. ...
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Exam question about Partitions [closed]

Which Partition is required in Linux? a. /dev-partition b. /home-partition c. /swap-partition My answer was .a (/dev )
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Startup problem: invalid partition table or use UEFI BOOT

I'm working on a Dell Latitude E5430. Recently I booted pcbsd from USB using this file: PCBSD10.1.1-RELEASE-01-31-2015-x64-DVD-USB_0.iso But I guess I did something wrong. I was trying to install ...
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How to format a partition inside of an img file?

I created an img file via the following command: dd if=/dev/zero bs=2M count=200 > binary.img It's just a file with zeroes, but I can use it in fdisk and create a partition table: # fdisk ...
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Problems with partition table on 3tb NTFS drive

I have a 3tb HDD which was formatted with NTFS and put in a USB enclosure. It was used under Windows and Linux, with no problems for a year. Recently it stopped mounting under Linux and Windows, and ...
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“grep: memory exhausted” error on large partition

I was editing a text file with my notes on linux commands when I noticed a big chunk of it was missing (copy without paste, probably). The problem is that I already saved the document. (And this is a ...
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Where did my free space go after reducing a partition?

I have a machine running Centos 6.x, with only one hard drive, 2 TB in size. I found that it had almost all of that space partitioned to the /home directory, so I decided I wanted to reduce that ...
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How to recover ext2 if all superblocks are gone? [closed]

I have a 120 GB hard drive that consisted of an ext2 partition (which occupied all but about 1GB of the disk) and a swap partition. I had mounted it successfully and was browsing files, before I ...
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Expanding root partition CentOS 6 With using fdisk

I am trying to expand the root partition on a VM which is not using LVM and I do not have (nor want to try and create then use) a disk to boot from. As such I followed what I felt was the logical ...
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Centos 6.6, resize partition

We have a Centos server as a virtual machine where the / path is getting full. So we want to resize the partition from 50GB to 70GB. I followed this guide ...
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Unable to mount new created partition on virtual machine running CentOS

I have CentOS 6.6 (32-bit) running in VMware Workstation 10.0.3 build-1895310. I have just modified the Virtual Machine Settings, expanding the Hard Disk from 20 GB to 30 GB. I also created a new ...
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How to set MBR to Linux Partition instead of GRUB

I have a Linux Mint 17.1 Partition at /dev/sda1 and another Mint 17.1 Partition at /dev/sda5. How do I set the MBR to boot into /dev/sda1 instead of the GRUB menu? I know how to use GParted to delete ...
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How to clone an MTPFS partition of a mounted Android phone?

Using mtpfs I've mounted a Samsung Galaxy S5 and I need to make an image of its root partition. I want to use dd or the like, but nothing seems to be able to detect/reference an MTP and/or FUSE ...
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Copied Arch Linux partition broke original partition's mount point

I have an installation of Arch on an ext4 partition on a 250GB SSD. My intention was to copy the partition containing it to a different HD on my system, and resize the copy. So from a separate ...
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Problem to Install CentOS 6.4 (Second) after that Win7 (First) - dual boot

I want to install CentOS 6.4 in my PC, this image shows my Windows 7 partition before to install it But when I was ask to select my option (mode) of install CentOs like this: Or this (really is my ...
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How to create separate usr partition during arch install?

How do I modify and add the hooks needed in mkinitcpio to have a separate usr partition? Also, am I mounting the other partitions correctly? http://imgur.com/Rxt6o1g Basically I'm using UEFI with ...
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partprobe equivalent on OS X

After I manually edited a partition table on a device in OS X, the corresponding devices don't get created automatically under /dev. How to I tell the OS X kernel to reread partition tables as I ...
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Moving 4 system folders to 1 separated partition

Some background: I have installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my laptop SSD on a 10GB formatted partition and i have another HDD with 75GB, both ext4 formatted. The question part: I have two partitions ...
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Odd output from fdisk -l: overlapping and missing partitions? [duplicate]

I am running Debian 8 as the only operating system on my Toshiba Satellite laptop, though I previously had other operating systems installed. Running the command sudo fdisk -l produces the following ...
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Partition table-less HDD [duplicate]

Just this morning, I accidentally created a hdd filesystem without a partition table. I didn't even know it was possible but it happened. Now the issue is to undo it or leave it alone. For this ...
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Mounting Windows 8.1 partition in fstab fails even when FastBoot is turned off

I'm using Arch Linux, and with this in my fstab for mounting my Windows partition: /dev/sda2 /media/windows ntfs-3g josh,exec 0 0 it panics and goes into emergency mode on boot. I turned off ...
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Creating separate volume for /var/log/ and /var/log/audit/

I need to migrate /var/log/ and /var/log/audit to separate volumes. Currently the entire /var/ directory is on a logical volume with ample space (45G). I understand how to shrink and create new ...
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“fdisk -l” output: what are Disk label type“ and ”Disk identifier"

fdisk -l output: . . Disk label type: dos Disk identifier: 0x0006a8bd . . what are Disk label type" and "Disk identifier" Also, apart from the manuals, where else can I find more information ...
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SD-Card doesn't work anymore

I have a SD-Card and it doesn't work anymore. If I enter dmesg, this console will show this: [ 646.467407] mmc0: new SD card at address d555 [ 646.468578] mmcblk0: mmc0:d555 SD032 30.6 MiB [ ...
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Unable to mount Volume Group [closed]

2 drives connected externally to a new server both are merged using LVM as one drive. vgscan Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while... Found volume group "vol_grp1" using metadata type ...
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rsync partial LVM volume to Remote Directory

Can I rsync a full hdd partition (which is inaccessible) to a remote directory? Inaccessible means it cannot be mounted, it was part of LV volume merged with other HDD which is faulty and removed ...
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Hard Disk Clone Image Size

I've created an image backup for HDDA (partition) from HostA and saved on HostB ssh -c blowfish user@ip-or-hostname "dd if=/dev/sda1 | gzip -1 -" | dd of=sda1.gz conv=sync,noerror The HDD size is ...
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recover lvm formatted partition

I had 2 old drives having LVM installed showing as 1 drive. They were attached by the datacenter to the new server to migrate data but they weren't able to be mounted I tried everything possible until ...
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/dev/mapper in fdisk

After installing CentOS, I see several lines like /dev/mapper/centos_jackpc--11-swap and /dev/mapper/centos_jackpc--11-root when I issue fdisk -l. What is the purpose of these? And why do they not ...
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fedora 21 installation problem

I have created an unallocated partition of size 45GB in windows, now the partitions are: 200 MB 388 GB C: space 45 GB unallocated lenovo D: drive Now I tried installing fedora21 and when I log ...
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How to restore an LVM container to a bigger physical partition?

The setup is an encrypted LVM container/PV that holds a few ext4 partitions. I am moving these to a new machine, but there is more room on the disk. So, I have created a bigger encrypted LVM ...
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CentOS 6 Partitioning Root Drive

I have recently installed CentOS (into a machine with only one hard drive) and I would like to know how to Partition the main hard drive into two. As it is a fresh install there is no data to lose ...
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Linux Hard Drive Partitioning

I've decided to do a fresh Linux CentOS 6 install onto a small computer which I intend to use as a basic server. The OS has been installed and I would like to partition the 31gig sda drive (there is ...
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Remove all traces of GPT disk label

I've got an USB pen drive and I'd like to turn it into a bootable MBR device. However, at some point in its history, that device had a GPT on it, and I can't seem to get rid of that. Even after I ran ...