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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Root, home and boot partitions

So I had been considering that partition is like a separate section of space. Recently, I decided to experiment with partitions and found a flaw in my understanding. Some examples refer to a case ...
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Expanding the Kali Root Partition

I have a live distribution of Kali running on a usb with persistence. However, after installing updates and a few new software packages, the root drive is pretty much out of space. How do I go about ...
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crytpsetup on device or partition? [duplicate]

I am creating an encrypted block device (for data) that will use BTRFS on top of LUKS. This device will not hold the root filesystem. With BTRFS, I can create subvolumes. I don't see any need for ...
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Create a new volume on free diskspace from inside Dom0

I have a server with two HDDs (/dev/sda and sdb) with 1.8TB each. On both disks, there is a 500MB Swap and an 800GB partition, that are in a raid md0 and md1: pvs PV VG Fmt Attr PSize ...
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Resize Partition for dev/sda3 [closed]

I am trying to learn Linux. I have Linux-based server on which an Oracle Application running. This is a Virtual Machine and a single VHDx file. Now I want to extend /dev/sda3 as its current available ...
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Use backup file from dd to restore hard disk and also extract files

I made regular complete backups of my hard disk (with all partitions) using dd tool as backup.img file. I have several such files. Now that my old hard disk died, how can I use backup.img file to ...
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Alert! Root Drive Does Not Exist After Elementary Installation

recently I installed Elementary OS with no problems. When I started up the new OS I received this error message Alert! /dev/disk/by-uuid/....../ does not exist. Dropping to the shell Afterwards I ...
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Increasing a Volume

I used Gparted Live cd to resize a volume group and logical partition when i reboot and try to use lvextend –l +100%FREE /dev/vda5 i get this message : Path required for Logical Volume "–l" ...
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Backbox Linux Installation (Ubuntu Derivate) - Problems with partitioning

I did install 5 HardDrives in my computer. (4x 750GB / 1x 500GB) If I boot the Backbox Linux DVD (https://backbox.org/linux) and start gparted all devices are shown up: /dev/sda (750GB), /dev/sdb (...
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Some doubts about disk inconsistency

I have a system with 3 elements: An embedded system with this FAT lib that makes several operations in the FAT filesystem (e.g. add/remove file/dir, append to file). The sector read/write functions ...
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Adding space from sda1 partition from sda on linux server [duplicate]

We recently upgraded our server from 16GB to 256GB. When we did this the space was not added to the partition we wanted. When I run the command lsblock this is the output. NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO ...
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Windows backup, bootable recovery media, and bootable ubuntu media on same flash drive

I'm going to install Ubuntu side-by-side with windows 10 and I'm seeing lots of advice to back up windows onto a system image. Moreover, it looks like to be able to restore that image if something ...
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How to renumber partitions

I've seen posts in the past that advise against changing the partition number but like Fox Mulder: " All the evidence to the contrary is not entirely dissuasive " I have an old MBR disk that I used ...
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mount: Unrecognised segment type thin

So my Fedora Linux machine crashed during an update, and now refuses to start properly. I'm using SystemRescueCD to try to recover the contents of the hard drive. Following the steps in this post, I ...
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moving free space before other partition (to resize the root part.) [duplicate]

it is possible to move some partition(entire) before another? I need to resize my root partition, but the free space is too far away.(I want to move the free space near the root part.) Can this be ...
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How to clean install and dual boot/multi boot windows 10 Ubuntu and Kali?

Okay so I am new to Linux, I recently tried dual booting my laptop (with 1 TB hard-disk and 4 GB RAM which can upgrade upto 16 GB which I am planning to do) with windows 10 and Ubuntu but after ...
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After installing Ubuntu, partitions do not match mounted directories

I installed an Ubuntu server in a virtual machine. What I really don't understand is the differences between parted and the mounted file system. I allocated a 100GB disk in vmware and it seems to be ...
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How do I set up user quota for /var/www?

I want to add quota per user in my Apache2 webroot. My /var/www directory is not a partition. I've found tutorials on how to set up quota for partitions, but how do I set up /etc/fstab without moving ...
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2.7 Terrabyte Partition only 100G in Size [closed]

I've just partitioned and mounted a new 3-terrabyte hard-disk under Ubuntu. Now the size of the partition shows up as 100G only. lsblk command tells me sdc1 is 2.7 terrabyte root@homecinema-xbmc:~# ...
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Prevent loop device partitions from being detected

I'm moving a work project from RHEL 6 (Kernel 2.6.32) to RHEL 7 (Kernel 3.10.0). The project involves the building of a raw disk image files to be used on virtual machines, these are representative ...
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Resize a partition without losing data?

I have read a lot of articles about that, but I'm not sure about the results... On my dedicated server (debian), I have the following : Sys. fich. Taille Util. Dispo Uti% Monté sur rootfs ...
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Installing Linux on spare SSD

I installed linux distribution (a debian-based one,called pardus) on HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 Notebook PC (http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/Laptops/hp-elitebook-folio-1040-g2-f6r38av-1) and it has a ...
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RHEL 7 Install - Main partition taking up entire allotted space + other problems

I hope this is the proper place to ask RHEL questions, I have already asked on the RHEL discussions area and have not gotten any replies after a week of posting. I am having a few problems in setting ...
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Linux Mint installation showing entire Windows disk unallocated

I'm trying to install Linux Mint next to my install of Windows 10, but there's a problem. Mint is saying that the entire hard drive is unallocated "free space", though in the file explorer you can ...
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Stuck installing Arch Linux. How should I proceed?

I am following a tutorial here. I'm on step 2.2. I'm supposed to find out if I have a uefi motherboard by sending the command efivar -l. But I don't get the expected output. Instead I get efivar: ...
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Resize LVM at the beginning

I have a LVM primary partition at the end of my disk, Windows is at the beginning, there was an unused partition in between but I need some space for Linux so I removed it. Now I'm trying to figure ...
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Accidental deletion Windows 10 partition and now cannot boot Arch Linux

I inadvertently deleted my Windows 10 partitions on /dev/sda, and as /dev/sda2 was my UEFI partition I can no longer boot Arch Linux (which I was booting using systemd-boot). I cannot figure out how ...
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Where is the “use empty space” option in centos 7?

I didn't find the "use empty space" (the option was available in centos 6) during the installation of centos 7. I need this option because I am using gparted to have a GPT partition and not an MBR ...
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Can the EFI System Partition be a logical partition on MBR disks?

I'm finding a lot of information concerning the ESP inside GPT disks, but none about them being inside an MBR based disk as a logical partition. The thing is, I don't want to convert my disk to GPT ...
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Merge contents of two partitions into one singular partition

I have a machine that has a 20GB FS at /dev/md1 mounted on /, and a ~200GB FS at /dev/md2 mounted on /home. A large amount of data will soon be stored in /var. How can I merge these two partitions ...
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Can I delete a Linux Mint partition and keep the Ubuntu one I have while installing Fedora?

So just yesterday I downloaded and installed Linux Mint on my machine. I wanted a dual boot so I now have two partitions. Linux Mint is great but it lacks one thing- Arc theme support And yes I didn'...
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Instaling Linux Mint with Windows 8.1

I am trying to dual boot Mint with Windows 8.1. So far I formatted disk with fdisk in windows cmd and then installed Windows. Now I am trying to install Mint but mint and even gparted don't see ...
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How to work out which drive and directory your system booted from if it is not mounted in /etc/fstab?

My /etc/fstab doesn't include the disk the system booted from, basically because I made some changes and forgot to include this. The initial /boot and / directories are on different drives. I noticed ...
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How to increase space allocated for linux

I am using Linux mint and at the time of installation I allocated 2GB space for file root of Linux. Now I need more space for Linux I tried to do it via gparted. But I can't figure out how to do it. ...
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Making a swap partition using lvm

When we make a swap using a regular physical drive, we just use fdisk and make a partition with type swap, using the swap code for that partition, followed by mkswap and swapon commands. But what if,...
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Mount FreeBSD UFS from logical partition under Linux

How can I mount the FreeBSD UFS boot partition under Ubuntu in this setup: a single HDD which contains an MBR partition table which contains some primary Linux partitions and an extended partition ...
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Displaying disks without partitions in openSUSE Leap 4.21

I am trying to allocate a Linux partition to a disk using an openSUSE VM (in VMPlayer). I have tried running sfdisk -l to find the disk, but when I do so I can only see drives with an existing Linux ...
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Bootloader Grub2 - delete partition where ubuntu resides

I have a dualboot with the following two Os's: Windows10 Kubuntu And the bootloader Grub2 What happends with the bootloader if I delete/formats the partition where Kubuntu is installed? Does it ...
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Different partition after upgrade of OPENWRT

I have just updated the firmware of my olinuxino rt5350f to the last release of chaos calmer 15.05.1 (website, image). After having finished the installation via tftp I noticed that the free space is ...
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Stuck on grub rescue with no /boot directory?

Deleted a partition during Windows 7 installation. Now all I get is error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode.. grub rescue> I tried to look for /boot directory: grub rescue > ls (...
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sfdisk does not create block files for corresponding partition

I have partitioned my disk using sfdisk. And the (7)partitions got created successfully. sfdisk -l also lists all the (7) partitions which I configured. But the strange thing is, the corresponding ...
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Why is the block size of a partition smaller than that of the underlying disk?

My understanding is that the block (in the phrase "block size") is like an IO buffer, or minimum IO size for a device. Since partitions are built on top of physical devices, how can they have blocks ...
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How to move empty disc space between partitions

I want to move an empty disc space from one partition to another. Is this possible? In the below image, I have free space under /local (/dev/sda3). I want to allocate this space to / which is on /dev/...
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Is there a way to get partition information of a disk with sysfs?

my first question here - so please, don't be too hard with me... As the title says: I am wondering if there is a way to get partition information of a disk with sysfs. I know about some different ...
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How to properly plan relative sizes of partitions?

At work our systems must have the following directories each on a dedicated partition: /boot /home /audits /opt /tmp /var /home / There is no company policy or guidelines on the sizes they must be; ...
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Does Debian use GB or GiB for it's partition manager during installation?

I'd like to create a 5GB (1000) as one partition during the install of Debian. However, I'm not sure if if the partition manager uses Gib or GB. The version of Debian to be installed is 8.4 using the ...
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multi boot win 7 ubuntu 15.10 kali

this is my first time using grub and I am hitting a problem. I can't seem to install ubuntu in the manner I "think" I should AND added to that I get unusable space. Here's what I am doing could ...
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swap goes the second drive, how can I return it to normal from command line?

The following is my plan for partition of CentOS 6.7. I have two disks with A for system and files, B totally for backup. But, after installation, I log in using ssh root. Here is what I see: (...
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Move FreeBSD installation to smaller HDD [duplicate]

Good day! I have FreeBSD installation with next partitions: Now FreeBSD is installed in 500GB hard drive. I want to move it to 250GB hard drive. What is safest and correct way to do it? I'm afraid ...
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I have 3 primary partitions already, can i shrink one of them and install kali-linux?

I have 3 primary partitions and 2 logical partitions already in my windows 8.1 PC. But now i want to shrink a 20gb space from c drive and install kali-linux 2.0 in it.. i tried to install kali linux ...