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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/mnt directory is removed undesirable!

Accidentaly I have removed my /mnt directory... how can I restore it? with the exact permissions and etc??? This directory was empty.
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gparted moving unallocated to 1st partition

How can I assign unnalocated space to 1st partition /dev/sda1 ?
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UEFI installation failed Fedora 21

I have installed Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo laptop. When I configure partitions I receive this error: No valid bootloader target device found. For UEFI installation , you must include an EFI System ...
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How can I let high priority processes continue when low priority processes are causing free memory to be low

Ok I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this. It is more of a 'why not' question than a 'how to' one (assumption is that it isn't/can't be done). Why don't we allow RAM to be partitioned ...
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Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain partition table

I am unable to booting with my laptop getting this error No operating system after booing with Live cd if i give this command fidsk -l getting below error. mint@mint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l Disk ...
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Recovering a LUKS partition

I have a drive with 2 partitions 1st is plain ext4 2nd is encrypted LUKS. The partition table has been overwritten. I've found the beginning of the second partition, which I need to recover, ...
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How are logical partitions represented in Linux?

In the texts I study (like: LPIC_1 study guide by R.W. Smith), the linux partitions have been introduced directories split as /home, /boot, /usr and /etc... Looking at what lsblk returns as follows: ...
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How to tell which partition is for windows

So I am currently on my arch linux machine and I have forgotten which partition is for Windows 7. Is there any way for me to tell which is which? When I do: $ cat /proc/partitions I get: major ...
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why is there a limitation on hard disk size in MBR partitioning?

As MBR uses 32-bit to record the partition, each partition can only go up to a maximum of 2TB in size. How can this be mathematically explained?
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install with BTRFS: subvolume/partition scheme?

I'm fairly new to both GNU/Linux and btrfs, but I've decided I want to make my next computer (a desktop with one HDD) use Linux with btrfs as the filesystem. However, I've seen some advice online that ...
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Accidental deleted partition with gparted

I Accidentally deleted a partition, using gparted. It contains valuable data. Can I get the data back?
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LVM Encrypted Partition without Partition Table

I have the following Problem. My Laptop is fully encrypted with LVM I know the Passphrase, but the partition table is broken. I booted from an USB Stick in this Case sdb1. Is there any hope to get ...
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Recover partitions Mac OS internal hd

I booted to a live ubuntu USB, wanting to delete partitions on an SD card, and ended up deleting all my partitions on my mac book pro's internal hd. I have already tried gpart (which gets stuck at ...
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Replacing a partition within a .img with another one

I have 2 .img files (embedded Linux images, each with 2 partitions- a boot partition and a rootfs). I need to replace the rootfs partition in one with the other's. How can I do this In the .imgs ...
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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 to extend root partition (which wasn't created using LVM) in debian linux

I've read this question Can I resize the root partition without uninstalling and reinstalling Linux (or losing data)? before I ask. But I'm not using LVM when creating the root partition, so I'm not ...
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Raspberry Pi backup server (Mac & Windows) [closed]

I would like to set up my raspberry pi model B and my 2TB hard drive as a backup server for both my windows pc and my mac. I would like to partition my hard drive such that 300GB is for mac time ...
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chromeos - failed to read partition table

I am trying to install archlinux natively on my chromebook. I am following the instructions here, however when I try to create a new disk label for GPT localhost ~ # parted /dev/mmcblk1 mklabel gpt ...
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while installing centos error is that 'sda must have gpt label'

While trying to install CentOS 6.4 IN DUAL BOOT with win 7 there was this error "sda must have gpt label". I don't know how to fix it and I also don't want to repartition my hard drive.
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Triple booting Chromium Os, Ubuntu 14.10, Windows 7

I have a lenovo L410, with windows 7 professional pre-installed. On this, I have dual booted Ubuntu 14.10. Now, I want to triple boot with chromium os, but as I have a lot of stuff, I dont want to ...
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What file system should a GRUB 2 boot partition use?

I want to install GRUB 2 to its own, comparatively small (500 MB), partition. Are there any requirements on what file system type it has to be? Are there any that, although possible, are not ...
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Every time I try to resize the partition I get 2 MB instead of what I wanted?

I'm trying to partition my hard drive when installing CentOS 7. I chose manual partitioning, set the partitioning scheme on Standard Partitioning, then clicked on "Create them automatically". The ...
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Backup and then wipe partition table from head of drive

I have a NTFS hard drive internally attached to my computer and it's causing problems with the other Windows installation on my dual (or triple?) boot machine. I'm not sure if the partition scheme is ...
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How to deny mounting permission?

Consider the following situation: /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, /dev/sda3 are 3 partitions of the /dev/sda disk. Ubuntu is installed on sda1 and /home mounted on sda2. Only one user foo on Ubuntu system so ...
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Creating EFI bootable GPT partition with gdisk on previous MBR, GPT Damaged

So this is a sister question to my previous one about partitioning for a UEFI boot loader. Parititioning for a UEFI boot loader, can LVM be used? Disclaimer: I don't give a flip about the data on ...
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Parititioning for a UEFI boot loader, can LVM be used?

I just bought a gently used laptop and I am trying to figure out why this is. It has a single SSD that when running fdisk -l shows as Disk: /dev/sda. Under it though are 5 "devices" under that disk, ...
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Can I make my /home partition smaller and increase my / partition?

When I installed my OS I didn't set enough apace for my / partition. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 9.2G 9.1G 0 100% / udev ...
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Problems mounting GPT partitioned external HDD

My neighbor brought over a 3TB external hard drive saying that after loaning it out to a Windows user, her Mac is asking her "to initialize something" whenever she plugs it in to her computer. I'm ...
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udisks cannot read label - force to recognize (and mount under) partition labels?

This is kind of similar to How to mount removable media in /media/<LABEL> automatically when inserted, without any desktop environment?, but not exactly. For a while, I've had a setup with an ...
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access of linux and windows to same share location

I have some scenario in which I have to use windows (because of the applications), but some of the operations it is much easier to perform on Linux. Therefore, I'd like to install some machine which ...
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Installing Proxmox on a Partition

I am trying to install Proxmox on a 10Gb partition on my laptop to play around with and learn how Proxmox works. How do I tell Proxmox which partition on my laptop to install on? Is there a boot ...
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MBR not corresponding to fdisk -l?

I'm trying to map the shown with sudo fdisk -l and what is written in the MBR. However they seem to differ. What fdisk shows: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 ...
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Delete labelled partition non interactively with one command

I know about fdisk and parted, but I was not able to figure out an non interactive way to delete a labelled partition. I imagine something like <command> <action> /dev/disk/by-label/LABEL ...
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read UUID of partitioned Image-Disk

i know i can read the GUID of a Partition like this: blkid /dev/sdx Problem: i have created a 4GB-Image dd if=/dev/zero of=./myImage.img bs=1M count=4000 which is partitioned to 3 different ...
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How do I resize partitions and filesystems on them?

How can I resize partitions from the command line? I've heard of GParted, but I don't want to use a GUI program.
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how should I mount my ext4 partition in fstab

so that it appears in Thunar's sidebar under the name 'Schijf-2'? I am running linux mint13 xfce and this has been a headache causer for the last couple of days. the UUID of this partition is: this ...
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Why are USB partitions & disk capacity not coherent between fdisk, parted, dmesg & /dev/sdXy

Disclaimer: I initially posted this on SF : http://serverfault.com/q/645670, but I think it better fits here First, a word of context: I'm trying to burn an ISO on a 16 Gb USB key, but I'm having ...
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Boot loader below 128 GB

I have some old hardware where Linux can't boot if the bootlader is over 128 GB. The problem is that I don't know exactly how those 128 GB are considered. So the first question is, are they ...
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how to write dd command to replace backup image of root partition?

I have installed rhel6.5 in my pc. After that I have changed some configurations in file system. now I have taken backup image of /dev/sda1 which is a root partition of 15gb in size using the command ...
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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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Using dd to zero a GPT table from disc, how many bytes to write?

In the fdisk area, cleaning out the MBR would require writing 446 bytes, and to include cleaning of the partition information, zero-ing the first 512 bytes was enough: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb ...
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Can we add home partition by adding an additional hard disk?

I have installed CentOS 6 and I have configured it as a mail server. All user data is stored in the /home directory now, but it is running out of space. By adding extra hard drive can I increase the ...
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Installing Arch Linux on SD Card - Problem Writing Partition Table

I've been trying to install Arch Linux onto an SD card to use plugged into my macbook. Currently, I've booted into the installation media on a usb key and I'm trying to write the GPT partition table ...
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Free-ing up unused space on a partition that is unaccessible after a mount

Originally I had a 50GB disk where the root / was mounted to a 6 GB partition on it. The partition was running out of room so I created a second partition with the rest of the free space (44 GB). ...
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Is partition table type “loop” a good or bad idea on BTRFS?

I have started to convert my disks to btrfs and following tutorials, most of them created the filesystem directly on the device instead on a partition. The file system is working and stores data but ...
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Unable to create partiton when installing RHEL 5.8

I am trying to install RHEL 5.8 on my IBM server. When I try to create a partition manually, I get the following error message. Your boot partition is on a disk using the GPT partition. How can I ...
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Why is the boot sector on a Linux partition empty?

I am aware that Linux systems largely use GRUB 2 as the bootloader stored in the master boot record of a GPT hard disk. However, each partition has its own Volume Boot Record or Partition Boot Record, ...
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Target file system contains files from a past installation

I've recently formatted my harddrive and trying to install Kali Linux on it. The problem is that when I choose to partition the hard drive etc I always come to the same message over and over. This is ...
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4k mode hard disk partition

I am trying to create a 256 MB primary partition for my 320 Gig hdd using fdisk. Since, the drive support 4k I wanted to try the emulation mode. so, for 256 Mb of 512 K blocks leads me with below ...
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How do I resize an ext3 partition that is not part of a LVM group?

I've read various questions/answers such as this one: How to extend CentOS 5 partition on VMware? However I have an ext3 partition I need to extend that isn't part of a LVM group and never will ...