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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How is the size of the block containing the “MBR” determined

I have used fdisk to move Ubuntu Mate partitions from a 1M boundary to start on a 4M boundary on a SD card. The "boot" partition now starts at block 8192. This is how the Raspbian distributions are ...
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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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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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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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Partitioning done incorrectly?

Long story short, we had issues installing linux on this system. It magically decided to work, but now I'm unsure about the hard drive partitioning. One hard drive has linux installed on it and the ...
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Partitioning difficulties with parted

I'm trying to install arch linux alongside windows 10 and have created a separate partition in (while running) windows as exFAT32. While booting from the arch USB image and running lsblk the following ...
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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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Is partition created by dd (and cached) instantly available for writing

I'm creating a partition (from backup) with dd and need to know if there is a need of some sort of sync/timeout before I can access it. As I know data may be cached in dirty pages. But what if I ...
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How to increase main partition size in a CentOS system over ssh?

I have this: ########################### # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 20G 2.1G 17G 12% / devtmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /dev tmpfs ...
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Recover file from partition after writing on it

I really did a big mistake. I have a partition sda6 for backup, when writing the iso to a pendrive, instead of typing sdb6, i've typed sda6, is there any way to get back the files
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Different boot partitions for dual boot

I finally decided to manage partitions in my hard drive and install different OS's. I have used Ubuntu for a few years, and I'm fairly familiar with its installation. Now I want to try OpenSUSE, but I ...
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Arch Linux cfdisk asking for disk label type

I am trying to partition my hard drive I just wiped with dban so that I can install arch linux but when i run cfdisk /dev/sda It says: Select table type gpt dos sgi sun I don't know which to ...
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how to check the filesystem type of a logical volume

How to check the filesystem type of a logical volume using lvm or any other utility.. For example, if my logical volume is /dev/vg1/lv1 then how to check its filesystem type ? I have made a ext4 ...
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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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Symlinking /var/lib to another partition

Sorry if this question is too similar to others, I didn't find anything that helped me. Following "best practices" I installed my debian with partitions: root, tmp, var and home. Also for the sizes I ...
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how to create a partition in free space using GNU Parted

Below is my hard disk shown in gnu parted: (parted) print free Model: ATA HGST HTS541075A9 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 750GB Sector size ...
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Comparing 2 partitions on identical disks

I have 2 physically identical disks. Each with 1 partition: | Disk | FS | Size | Comment | |----------+------+----------+----------------------------------| | ...
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Solaris 10, change partition size

I have a ultra 10 with solaris 10. I would like to increase the size of the / partition (by reducing /export/home). I'm rarely working with solaris. Some "hands on" advice would be great :) df -h ...
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merging hard drive partition

I removed Windows XP from my hard drive from a dual boot setup with Linux Mint 17.2 which I have just installed recently. How can I merge the unallocated space created by the XP removal with the Linux ...
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Can I change /home partition to /boot?

When installing Arch I did (or I though at least) a /, swap and a /boot partition. I just found out that I have a /, swap and /home partition. Which isn't what I had in mind, I just have like 400mb ...
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“Can't have a partition outside the disk!” for vdi created from a truncated image

I have used dd to create a partial/truncated image of a disk which only includes allocated spaces, then converted it to a vdi file for VirtualBox. I have successfully used the vdi image to run the ...
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Moved /var/log to a new logical volume now data is missing

I have a RHEL server that has /var mounted inside an LVG on its on dedicated LV. Per RH Security Advisory CCE-26215-4 I needed to migrate /var/log to its own dedicated partition. So I shrunk /opt to ...
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How to restore casper-rw file to a casper-rw partition

New to Linux and using Mint 17.2. Started with persistent Live USB that ran out of space after a week. So made a backup of everything (entire filesystem) including the casper-rw file, created new Live ...
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Move root partition to another disk

Below is my df -h output. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 20G 18G 1.2G 95% / tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /dev/shm /dev/xvda2 138G 4.4G ...
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Cannot format device /dev/sda4 which is still in use

When I try to LUKS encrypt a partition on a CentOS 7 server using the command cryptsetup -y luksFormat /dev/sda4, the attempt fails with the error Cannot format device /dev/sda4 which is still in use. ...
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understand the output of bsdlabel

I have a Juniper router which uses Junos(based on FreeBSD) operating system where I can backup certain partitions from router CLI. Under the hood router starts the restore process and copies ...
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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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Increasing partition of a SD card

I have a SD card that has two partitions /dev/sdb1 that holds the boot sector, and /dev/sdb2 that holds the OS. The card still has unpartitioned free space. How can I take all the unpartitioned free ...
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why are DATA partitions not consistently reported in CentOS 7?

Why am I getting inconsistent/conflicting pictures of the DATA partitions that were created in the CentOS 7 installation process when I use df -T -h, parted ... print, and fdisk -l? In case it ...