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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How to expand /boot partition on Ubuntu 15.10?

Recently I made a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop after erasing everything. I have got notification from update manager to update my system. But I am getting the below error which says the ...
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To secure my data, is it good to have separate data partition (along with separate home partition)

I am installing fresh Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop after erasing my hard disk completely. Now, what I am interested to know is whether it is good to have a separate data partition along with separate ...
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Is it possible to keep files on a disk partition without an OS?

I want to switch from Linux Mint to Musix. I want to backup my files and copy them after installation, but I was unable to do this because my only external medium for storage is an 8 Gb USB stick. ...
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Grub Rescue after installing Elementary OS Freya

I used to dual boot windows 10(recently upgraded from windows7) and elementary os luna. Windows is installed on my C drive, and Luna was installed on a partitioned D drive (i splitted 100GB for ...
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Install Debian safely without destroying Windows

I'm very newbie to Linux and Debian. I have Windows 7 running perfectly. I want to have both Debian and Windows, So what I want is dual-boot. I just almost installed Debian Jessie 8.2, but I had to ...
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How can I identify the filesystem/partition type

My hard drive got corrupted at some point after mounting an mtpfs system. I would ask how to fix that, but I'm not confident about the partition and file system types. My OS is new Fedora Core 23, ...
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Check if partitions are aligned properly for performance?

I just created a GPT disk label for the entire space on my hard disk (/dev/sda) like so: # parted (parted) select /dev/sda (parted) mklabel gpt Warning: The existing disk label on /dev/sda will be ...
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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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Accidentally installed Linux Mint over Windows/Ubuntu. How do I recover data (SSD)?

I had Ubuntu and Windows installed on this 480Gb drive (on my laptop) and decided I'd like to try Linux Mint. One of the options given in the Linux Mint installation Wizard was to delete Ubuntu ...
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Multiboot USB with extra first partition

I would like to create a 64GB multiboot usb drive. I want the first partition to be a 32GB fat32 partition so that I can use it for accessing files from windows. (Windows only displays the first ...
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GRUB not loading after installing OpenSuse TumbleWeed

Recently I decided to switch from Ubuntu to OpenSuse so normally I attained the TumbleWeed image from OpenSuse and began installing it. The installation process finished without any problem but after ...
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Permission denied when writing a file

Upon installation, I have created an extra partition and mounted it as /data. The partition is visible, but I get a Permission denied error when trying to create a file or directory in it. Doing it ...
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Can I specify partition in “reboot” or any similar commands?

I like to make scripts for everything that takes a bit of time, and when I have to reboot to another partition, I press the reboot button and then hold alt (⌥) and then I have to choose partition. I'd ...
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How do I add megabytes to free space when creating partitions to dual boot ubuntu?

So I was using this manual to dual boot ubuntu: http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/dual-boot-ubuntu-15-04-14-10-and-windows-10-8-1-8-step-by-step-tutorial-with-screenshots I got into a conundrum when ...
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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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Is the configuration of this drive partititions acceptable?

I had a problem with my partition as presented in this question. By chance, I solved it as seen here. My present configuration is now this: cip@cip-HP:~ > sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print ...
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Unpack files and directories from an image created by dd?

I created an image of an NTFS partition using dd. I wonder if I can unload/unpack the files and directories in the image to any partition whose size is larger than the image size, so that I can ...
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Cannot install PC BSD

Currently I am using Ubuntu. I wanted to try PC BSD so downloaded 10.2. On trying to install it on a separate primary partition(so that I can dual-boot) I am getting the following error. Do anyone ...
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What (type of) partition is needed to install Fedora alongside Windows

I've been trying to install Fedora on my laptop since ... last night. I tried the instructions from this page. But I got an error saying local variable 'e' was referenced before... ( my memory ...
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Stat disk drives wihout lsblk?

I have a minimalist busybox system that I was recently trying to use, and I found a small problem: it has no lsblk command. Is there another command to list disks, partitions, and sizes like lsblk? ...
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Partition managing

I installed Kali on my 250gb hdd at installation it asked if I want to create other partitions too bad I didn't thought I will need them and now I have 1 250gb boot partition. Is it possible and with ...
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Linux disk partitions [closed]

I work with kali. Can I install "/" partition to one disk and "/home" to other? Or should I make home partition on disk with / and mount other disk partition to it? What is the best way?
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Having trouble making sense of the df command

uname -a Linux CentOS01.localdomain 3.10.0-229.14.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Sep 15 15:05:51 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Here is the output of lsblk on the centos VM I'm playing with: ...
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Gparted says disk is full but it isn't

I'm on Manjaro and today I woke up to find my computer having problems due to a full disk. I have deleted many things but this did not solve the issue. I have no idea what is happening. Is there a ...
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Reduce the size of an existing VolumeGroup to create a new PhysicalVolume

I have test machine that is set up with default partition settings for CentOS 6. [root@base_machine ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root ...
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How to force drop all partitions and erase disk from terminal?

My question is in fact related to OS X, however I'm using Linux tools to resolve my problem. I'm trying to delete all the partitions on my SSD drive and create new GUID (HFS+) partition table. Native ...
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Can't resize main partition on CentOS 7

I ordered a dedicated server and it came with a primary partition of 20gb and a second partition of 1.8TB. I see no point in this as I plan to use it as a web server. As such I need to put pretty much ...
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recovering ext4 partition after dd'ing over start of HD

I accidentally used dd and wrote over the first 208MB of my external disk. What I wrote over is a partition on its own (Debian nestinstaller) so what I see now is not my old (now damaged) ext4 ...
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xfs partition table on RAID array corrupt

So, I'm usually fairly knowledgeable, and with google on my side am able to figure things out. This time however, I'm at a loss for figuring out what to do. background : I have a server I built, ...
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Rezise root partition using other hard disk

I have a hd of 150GB and other of 300GB, both partitioned, the former with a root partition and the latter with some unused space. How can I use the unused space of the second to extend the root ...
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Cannot boot into LUbuntu after configuring RAID

I am having some problems trying to get LUbuntu working with RAID 0. (I am using LUbuntu Alternate 64bit). My Setup: /dev/sda 2.0TB Physical Disk; /dev/sdb 2.0TB Physical Disk; /dev/sdc 2.0TB ...
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How to split FHS read-only and read/write directories across two disks with Linux/systemd, without partitioning the raed/write disk?

My objective is to have the physical storage for the Linux FHS read/write directories (/home, /srv, /tmp, /var) on a separate (logical or physical) disk from the potentially read-only rest of the root ...
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How to install Linux from live to normal on the same drive?

My PC has 2 HDs (sda, sdb) And I also have a 1TB hard drive which is connected by USB (sdc) I installed a live Linux distro (Fedora) on one of the partitions on sdc. It works nice but after I reboot ...
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Windows boot partition missing after Kali Linux installation.

[Windows 10 User Installed Kali 2.0] This seems to be the issue of many beginner users of Kali Sana. Installing Kali and either formating their windows partitions not making windows bootable any more ...
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Get label of Linux storage partition device file

Given the partition device file /dev/sdh1, I need to find out the label of this device. dmesg doesn't mention its label while GParted reveals that it is called H2N_SD: I need to build a way to be ...
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Installing Debian 8 (Jessie) from HDD Partition

I tried to install Debian 8 (Jessie) with the official DVD 1 from my Card Reader (SDHC UHS-I Card 32GB). Now that does not work, because I am unable to mount it (no signal at all). Now I want to know ...
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What is happening with the Linux swap partition data when running Windows via dual-boot

Hmm, I would like to know what is happening with the data on the Linux swap partition when the Linux system is turned off and by the next start the Windows operating system via GRUB2 will start. 3 ...
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Convert Physical partition to LVM

I have a local web server running locally in the office. It has two hard drives: 120 GB SSD - on which / is mounted, So the web server /var/html is on the SSD 1TB HDD - mounted in /media on which ...
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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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Is it required to make a separate /boot partition for for multiple linux os installation?

Is it required to make a separate /boot partition for for multiple linux os installation ?
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Resize XFS home directory in LVM

I am desperately trying to increase the swap space available to my server from 4GB to 16GB, however at present XFS + something is making this impossible. I have a single SSD hosting the OS (CentOS ...
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Gparted Not letting me Resize Partition and Add more Disk Space

Forgive me, as I am not the best at describing tech problems. I have a /dev/sda5 ext4 partition running Linux Mint, and a /dev/sda7 running Kali Linux, both of which are in an extended partition.. I ...
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Help with partitions for dual booting

I need to install Ubuntu on my new laptop for some development. I want to dualboot, which I've done a few time before, however I'm having some trouble with the partitioning. There are lots of ...
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SSH: Shrinking root partition

I have a server accessible via SSH and it has a 3.6TB hard disk with one partition I want to shrink / partition to 92GB and make a 8GB partition for /tmp and make another one (3.5TB) for /home but ...
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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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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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Swap suddenly vanished from Debian?

Everything has been going fine for 6 months now until my swap suddenly vanished today. Now that I look into it, I find that my disk partitioning is a bit weird. What happened to it, and what should I ...