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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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 ...
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Azure Ubuntu Partition management

I'm working on an Azure Ubuntu VM root@dalil:/# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 1.7G 8.0K 1.7G 1% /dev tmpfs 345M 392K 344M 1% /run /dev/sda1 ...
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Partition alignment when imaging with dd

I'm running Debian 7 (Wheezy) on my notebook and want to update to Jessie. When installing, I took care of the partition alignment on the ssd. My next steps would be to clone the existing SSD to a ...
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How do I increase a partition size of a virtual disk?

I created a file using dd if=/dev/zero of=virt_disk bs=1024M count=50. I then formatted this is a vfat file system. Now I want to extend this. I added 5 more MiB of space as dd if=/dev/zero bs=1024M ...
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Dual boot, I've not created the grub file on the 2nd OS

I have Ubuntu 14 and Windows 10 installed on the different partitions and working well. I've created one more partition and installed Arch into it. Actually, I made only the 1st part of installation ...
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Partition for Linux Mint

I tried using GParted using a tutorial but i kind of made a mistake i guess in the middle. I put 40GBs from /dev/sda5 to unallocated as i read in the tutorial. I got an error message saying that i ...
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How to use df -h for only for path I am currently using for copy files and put the output to variable?

I am looking for a way to check the disk space only for partition which I am using to backup some folders and files to. As an example: I am in folder /var/usr/local/foo and I need to copy this ...
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How to change from dual-boot to only ubuntu

I have both Windows and Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer, and I'm having some trouble. The Windows partition doesn't actually work at all, and the Ubuntu partition is getting buggy. I'm f.ex. having ...
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Delete swap partition and merge it with home partition

When I installed Arch linux I created a 24G swap partition. Now I want to delete it and merge it with home partition. How to do it? Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sda1 ...
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Reformatting a secondary hard drive while keeping some files

I'm almost certain that I'm in a deadlock here. Just recently, my Synology NAS died. So I decided to configure an Ubuntu server instead on an old computer I had laying around. Ubuntu is now installed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to partition my hard disk [closed]

How to partitioning hard disk for two different linux system on the GPT/UEFI. Size of disk 500gb. I ask because of the fact the disk is limited to 4 primary partition. I want to have 2 partitions on ...
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Fedora installation on particular partition

Let's say in my disk I have two partition, Partition A 100Gb and Partition B 800Gb, I want to install fedora on partition A only. I don't want to touch partition B. Is it possible? if yes than please ...
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How to recover files from unused partition (Mint)?

I made 2 partitions, 1 root and 1 swap, 3rd partition was data partition which had files on it, I wanted to allocate free space to that partition and set it as /home, however the computer didn't allow ...
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How do I remove the chrx partition on a chromebook running crouton?

I hope this is the right place for this. If not, let me know where would be more appropriate. I have chosen to ask it here because I am assuming/hoping that the flexibility of linux will allow me to ...
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How to get my partition to be bigger

I inherited a messed up file system, and I think I made it worse. My files are all found on /dev/sda5. As you can see I have no more room. I'd like to include sda2 in sda5, but unfortunately the ...
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Fedora OSX Partition

I am wanting to dual boot fedora workstation with OSX. 2015 Macbook. However, when I get to the partition scheme screen on the fedora installer it shows my OSX SSD 250GB but with only 6KB free. But if ...
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How to create a disk image with a partition table that can be easily resized to the target device?

I want to create a disk image with two partition, boot partition and rootfs partition. I want boot to be a fixed size and rootfs to be easily resizeable to fill the target device after the image is ...
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How do I resize a partition on an img file?

I have a puppy linux img that is 8gb but I need it to fit on a 6gb drive. How do I resize the ext2 partition on the img?
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Can't increase partition size due to start

I saw today that my computer didn't want to boot because my /dev/sdb2 (/ partition) was totally full. That was a big mistake from me, I'm a beginner and I've set the size at 10G, which isn't enough. ...
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How to mount a partition at startup in Linux Mint 17.2 KDE by using a GUI?

I would like to have a GUI to set one of my NTFS drives to be automatically mounted at startup as it contains data synchronized with apps that also run at startup (Dropbox, Megasync etc) which ...
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Can I install the /home and swap partitions to a different drive than /?

I am in the process of dual-booting my Windows 10 PC to also run Linux Mint. I have both a 240 GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. The SSD is for the Windows 10 OS, and the HDD is for my files/documents/everything ...
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why can't I partition a LUKS mounted partition?

A CentOS 7 server has to have LUKS encryption for everything but /boot and /boot/efi. And the large LUKS encrypted remainder partition (1.8 TB) will then need to be partitioned further. I was able ...
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Grub won't boot after Linux installation

After getting fed up with Ubuntu because it wouldn't boot grub, I decided to use the distro Elementary OS. Elementry OS won't boot grub either. I'm not dual-booting, and I've installed Ubuntu in the ...
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Data recovery from corrupted Mint 17 partition

I'm facing a strange issue, I will try to give as much details as I can. I already tried lot of things from stackexchange and ubuntuforum and nothing seem to work. My HDD looked like this : ...
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Partition unaccessable - I/O error

In my laptop I have one drive that has been split in several partitions: sda1 swap sda2 vfat sda3 ext4 (home + root) sda5 ntfs (just for files) One day I wanted to move folder from sda5 to ...
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The file system type of my home partition is 'swsuspend'. Is this recoverable?

Here's how this happened: I've got separate root, home, boot and swap partitions for my Arch Linux installation. Today I booted from a USB stick and mounted my root, boot and home partitions to ...
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ubuntu merge partitions not placed adjacent in vmWare

I am virtually running ubuntu on my macbook, and want to increase the size of my virtual hdd. The problem is though that the extra memory i have given it, is not allocated to the my main hdd. here ...
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after extension of partition grub says unknown file system

I have a vServer with Debian Wheezy running, yesterday I wanted to extend the partition but after the reboot grub2 says error: unknow filesystem. Entergin rescue mode... grub rescue> Here I am in ...
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Parent mount becomes inaccessible after mounting child into subdir?

Im installing arch. Upon installation, after partitioning my drives, right when I go to chroot to begin the fun stuff, I get an error mount:mount point mnt/etc/resolv.conf does not exist chroot: ...
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Messed up chown in /usr/bin. Caja won't allow me to mount drives

Ok so I did a bad boo-boo and did a chmod 755 on /usr/bin (it was by mistake, there was a folder in /usr i needed to do it on that started with "bi" and I stupidly did chmod -R 755 /usr/bi* cuz I was ...
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Backup full drive structure, skipping one partition content

I need to backup laptop drive. But in fact what matters is not data as in my data files kept on laptop but all systems, settings, lvm and in general whole disk structure - partitioning, UUIDs, LUKS ...
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Need help retrieving FAT32 partition from an unallocated portion of an external HD

I was going to create a liveusb out of my external HD, as indicated in the archwiki, using the dd command, except I didn't know what the result of the command would be. I then realized that it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 help me to understand the difference between fdisk and fdisk -cu? When I use fdisk only, it shows me the below warning WARNING: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated. It's strongly ...
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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 ...