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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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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Adding a new disk to an exsting partition in linux

I have a sda on my opensuse and want to add a new disk to have more space on it. After adding the disk I have created a partition lets name it sdb. Mr sda has 6 partition and I ant to sdb to 6th ...
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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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Is there any way to prevent a bad drive from disappearing from /dev?

I'm trying to recover a partition on a bad drive with ddrescue. I run: $ sudo ddrescue -r -1 -v /dev/sdd3 OUT.img dd_rescue_logfile and it seems to do great for a while, but after about an hour, ...
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How to clone a NTFS partition (WinXP) from a damaged disk to a new one?

I'm an Italian Windows programmer. I know almost nothing of Linux, so please be patient if the question is dumb and pardon my bad english. I need to clone a NTFS partition from a damaged, near to die ...
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Innacurate lv_root size after extend

I wanted to increase the disk size of 2 VMs from 20GB to 100GB. I followed the normal procedure, increased vmdk size, fdisk to create a new partition with the free space (sda3), vgextend, then ...
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/dev/mmcblk0 partitions limit

I've just mounted a microSD card which has 17 partitions in my laptop and I'm getting the following error in the YaST partitioner: Your disk /dev/mmcblk0 contains 17 partitions. The maximum number of ...
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How to extend CentOS 5 partition on VMware?

I have a CentOS 5 virtual machine and I added 20GB more to disk size. How do I initialize and extend the available space? I'm new to Linux, so what should I do? I tried loading GParted as well, ...
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How to deallocate extents of physical volume? lvm, encrypted

I just install Debian 8.1. I allocated almost all disk 300 GiB to encrypted partition and a little bit for boot. I want to make smaller 50GiB encrypted physical volume and install different xen OS to ...
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How to reduce Volume Group size in LVM?

[root@localhost ~] vgdisplay --- Volume group --- VG Name vg_root System ID Format lvm2 Metadata Areas 1 Metadata Sequence No 7 VG ...
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4GB USB Stick is only 1.37GB now?

I wanted to put a .ISO file on my USB stick using dd. But, instead of using: dd if=/my/iso of=/dev/sdb I did dd if=/my/iso of=/dev/sdb1 first. And because I wanted to rectify my mistake, I also did ...
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Why doesn't the whole space equal to all the sub partition?

fdisk -l Partition table entries are not in disk order. Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes ...
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How to combine the two partition into one? [closed]

I have an usb disk,when to insert into my pc USB interface ,it display two partition:sdb1 and sdb4. root@debian:~# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 149.1 GiB, 160041885696 bytes, 312581808 sectors Units: ...
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How do I determine the new size for resize2fs?

I want to shrink an ext4 filesystem to make room for a new partition and came across the resize2fs program. The command looks like this: resize2fs -p /dev/mapper/ExistingExt4 $size How should I ...
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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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Resize an existing LVM partition and add the space to another LVM partition

I'd like to resize an existing LVM partition and add the space to another LVM partition. [root@dckapstaging ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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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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How can I copy three partitions of my disk with a specific beginning and ending using dd?

Using the fdisk -l command I got the following answer: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 28266495 14132224 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE ...
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What is the /boot partition really for?

I'm reading a relatively old text on Linux partitions and file systems (the LPIC 1 Certification Bible). It says: Some versions of the Linux boot loaders cannot access a kernel that is outside ...
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How can I fix an overlapped FreeBSD/UFS partition?

I have a Seagate 1TB Drive [ST1000LM010-9YH146] which had one FreeBSD slice and was formatted as UFS and mounted at /home on a pfsense box. While changing some hardware around, the drive was ...
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How to partition in Ubuntu 14.10 after installed?

I have new system where installed Ubuntu 14.10, HardDisk - 1 TB, Ram - 4 GB. Nothing is installed in the OS right now. So, I want to partition the hardisk. I want to make 2 or 3 partitions instead of ...
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Use my PC, or completely dedicated PC for running Linux

I'm new to the world of Programming, and this is my first time posting a question. I've went through a lot of material, both on Youtube, and other areas of the web, and I've started to get a good idea ...
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openvz disk used 100%

So i discover after a mysql crash that the partion \ is full I normal condition i got 2 TB root@server:/# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/simfs 39G 32G 0 100% ...
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Cloning root filesystem of a virtualbox partition

I have a test virtualbox partition running CentOS 7. There are many configurations on this particular partition. Some particular configurations, I have forgotten. I need to transfer this virtualbox ...
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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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Make room on my disk to install another OS

I installed Kali Linux on my HDD with the installer Option (right after the partition settings) Use entire disk space(beginners) After installing Kali, I wanted to install 2 More OSs but now i ...
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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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CentOS can't use new extented space on system disc

I have CentOS installed in my VirtualBox and there was small HDD for the system itself(about 8-9GB). After some time of using this, this virtual disc got full and I couldn't install updates so I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Installing Android-x86 on a USB (not creating a Live USB)?

I want to carry around an Android OS install on a USB so I can have a Google Authenticator with me everywhere I go since I don't own any mobile devices. The idea being that I can run Android through ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...