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 can I recovery data? Or how can I fix file system without deleting of data?

I have done fsck.ext4 -f /dev/sda5 but questions were too much and I close one several times. After that I used several times e2fsck. But it was very slowly and I stopped one several times too. ...
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grub partition error

This is the first time this has happened to me.I don't use linux on a regular basis, except for some project work. I had logged in today , finished my work and restarted it so I could go into windows ...
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Unable to start ubuntu after installing updates - Stuck at 'Try (hd0,0)'

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on the same hard drive as my Windows 8.1 OS, on its own partition. The installation went without any hickups. After that I used EasyBCD on my windows system to ...
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M17: Trying to mount Windows 10 .iso onto partition via terminal, getting “block device ? is write-protected, mounting read-only”. Can I get a help?"

I have Linux Mint 17.1 and am trying to dual boot Windows 10 Technical Preview OR install it on my other hard drive. Extra easy damage-control for you guys- I do not care if I lose any data, as long ...
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Installing Slax 7.0.09 next to a winxp

How do I install Slax 7.0.9 on the same hard drive as my Windows XP? Is it possible? I already have partitioned the hard drive to ext4 for linux using gparted. The hard drive also has a partition for ...
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Recognizing GPT partition table created with different logical sector size

I have a 3TB drive which I have partitioned using GPT: $ sudo sgdisk -p /dev/sdg Disk /dev/sdg: 5860533168 sectors, 2.7 TiB Logical sector size: 512 bytes Disk identifier (GUID): ...
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hard drive formatted while Linux setup, lost partitions

I have installed Ubunto 14.04 on sda1. but after the installation finished, all the partitions are gone . I have important data on sda5 , and when I run the following command : sudo fdisk -l in the ...
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Why aren't sda3 and sda4 displayed with fdsik -l?

I wanted to display all my partitions, so I entered "fdisk -l". AFAIK, the format of the device file for a scsi hard disk reads like: sd_whichharddisk_whichpartition. To my surprise, after hitting ...
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Why can I rest assured that GNU Parted has not corrupted a single bit after shrinking my partition?

I shrunk my root partition and it seems nice. But I am thinking about overwriting now at least the most important files from the backup copy (external drive, rsync, weekly backup) in order to be sure ...
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Which files are changed when GNU Parted shrinks a partition?

When shrinking a partition with GNU Parted, some contents must be moved from the area of the physical disk that will be left out of the new shrunken partition. The contents of those files are of ...
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How do I move a vmware guest machine to another user?

I have 2 users in my computer running Arch Linux. I recently moved a virtual installation of windows 7 from one user to another. I changed the owner of the moved folder to the new user recursively. I ...
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Dual Boot Install Question

I have Windows 7 and am going to reformat/reinstall, but want to try a dual boot configuration with Linux mint. If I install Windows creating 3 partitions: one for Windows, one for Linux, and one for ...
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Changing hard disk configuration without reinstall

I have been using Arch Linux since 2013 and I love it The major reason I tried Arch was that it let me install with / on a RAID-0 partition. My laptop has 2 hard drive bays and I had 2 SSDs There ...
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Dual partition scheme with GRUB

I would like to use a dual partition update scheme for some servers like CoreOS is doing here. Basically the process is the following: The computer has partition A and B, each with a full Linux ...
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How to create a new partitioning table on SD card from the command line ? [closed]

I have tried to mount a SD card on Linux Mint, I have found the right device file and tried: mount -t vfat /dev/sdb /mnt/zauberportal ,but it failed and I tried some variations like different types of ...
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How can I figure out the size of a block on a busybox device?

This is the output of df on my little embedded device: # df Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on rootfs 3008 3008 0 100% / /dev/root ...
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Linux can't see any of my partitions — The backup GPT table is not at the end of the disk

I'm trying to install Linux on my HP Pavilion 14 inch ultrabook, but without any success. At first I tried installing Ubuntu on it; everything went fine, I got into the Live DVD (yes I'm oldschool ...
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Gparted : Resize (split) Primary Partition?

This is my current partition table: In which /dev/sda8 is the partition on Which I am currently running my primary OS - Trisquel GNU/Linux (you can see it's mount point as /). The /dev/sda1 is the ...
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Shared system partition for multiple linux system

Is it okay to share some partitions for multiple native linux system? For example, if I want to install Ubuntu, Debian and Arch in one harddisk, and I create lvm partition scheme like this: NAME ...
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Recover Data from EXT2 (previously EXT4) partition [duplicate]

When trying to repair "group descriptors" on my EXT4 2TB drive, I have made a mistake. Instead of use this command: e2fsck -b block_number /dev/xxx (using the block number of a backup superblock) ...
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e2fsck block bitmaps

What exactly are block bitmaps? Why would I get the following error: The filesystem size (according to the superblock) is 1219824640 blocks The physical size of the device is 731447296 blocks Either ...
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Kali Linux can't see my windows partitions!

I'm trying to install Kali Linux alongside with my Windows 8.1 using live USB , but I can't because Kali is unable to see my partitions and unallocated space in my disk which I prepared 50GB ...
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Why creating partitions in linux is a good solution for easy recovery?

I have heard if you don't make partitions in linux, it is so hard to recover the data. And if you make few partitions it would be easy to recover the data. for example if you make /par1 /part2 /part3 ...
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Device files and drivers of a disk, partition, and filesystem?

In Linux, For a hard disk, there is a device file such as /dev/sda or /dev/hda depending on the interface type of the hard disk. Does the existence of its device file mean that the driver for the ...
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how partition for OpenSuSE dual-boot

Currently I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 and have quite a bit of free space on this disc: thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors ...
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Delete a swap partition without user interaction

I have a VM with a swap partition on /dev/sda5. The problem is fdisk is interactive so I cannot use it to delete a partition without user interaction. How do I delete the partition in my ...
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External HDD partition not showing [closed]

I have problem with an external HDD. I am using Debian Jessie. The partition is not showing, I can see only the device: # ls /dev/sd* /dev/sda /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda3 /dev/sda4 /dev/sda5 ...
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'No such file or directory' when I am trying to format Logical Volume

I am trying to create Logical Volume on CentOS 7 on EC2 instance. After attaching the volume I am creating partition using fdisk, then I am starting the Logical Volume creation: pvcreate /dev/xvda1 ...
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Setting Up New CentOS server - Partitions Sizes and File Systems

I'm responsible for setting up a new CentOS 7 server. It's my first time so I want to make sure I'm on the right track. After some research, I chose to have 6 partitions: Partition | Type | Device ...
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How to recover a partition recreated with gparted

Yesterday I've had the bad idea to try to follow this tutorial : http://fds-team.de/cms/articles/2013-12/use-a-real-windows-7-partition-in-virtualbox-kvm-vmware-player-u.html these are the commands ...
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Why is grub showing a windows 7 option?

I've recently in installed mint 17 on my pc. $ parted -l Model: ATA PLEXTOR PX-256M5 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 256GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End ...
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Trouble installing <distro> onto correct partition for a dual boot

Some of the context might not be relevant to the problem so feel free to skim through the rest of this post but essentially what I'm doing is trying to install an operating system onto the KAOS ...
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Don't I need to move a shrunk filesystem before resizing the partition?

I have a partition of size X GB filled by an ext4 filesystem. Now, I want to shrink this partition (and the filesystem) to only take up the latter X/2 GB. I'm using command-line tools and no parted. ...
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How to stop caching a LVM partition?

I currently have LVM-cache set up on my Ubuntu install as described in https://rwmj.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/using-lvms-new-cache-feature/. (I did have to install some of the vivid/proposed packages ...
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Win7 NTFS Partition is empty using Linux LiveCD

my flatmate crashed her windows installation badly. And of course she just had 1 partition C: on it and no backup. And of course there are very important documents on the HDD. I tried to recover ...
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How do I resize a windows partition without using gparted?

Suppose I have a native (i.e. coming from manufacturers) windows 7 installation on a laptop (with an SSD device, BIOS/MBR partition table if that matters). The partition on the device is completely ...
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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 ...