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 refresh/reload file/directory table of a FAT partition?

I mount my FAT memory card present in my Android device on my computer as a virtual file system (using FUSE) (basically, in USB Mass Storage Mode as a removable disk).. After making changes in it ...
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Installing Linux on spare SSD

I installed linux distribution (a debian-based one,called pardus) on HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 Notebook PC (http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/Laptops/hp-elitebook-folio-1040-g2-f6r38av-1) and it has a ...
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RHEL 7 Install - Main partition taking up entire allotted space + other problems

I hope this is the proper place to ask RHEL questions, I have already asked on the RHEL discussions area and have not gotten any replies after a week of posting. I am having a few problems in setting ...
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Linux Mint installation showing entire Windows disk unallocated

I'm trying to install Linux Mint next to my install of Windows 10, but there's a problem. Mint is saying that the entire hard drive is unallocated "free space", though in the file explorer you can ...
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Stuck installing Arch Linux. How should I proceed?

I am following a tutorial here. I'm on step 2.2. I'm supposed to find out if I have a uefi motherboard by sending the command efivar -l. But I don't get the expected output. Instead I get efivar: ...
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Which Hex code for /boot partition

I planned to install ArchLinux on my laptop. I'm only at the begining, trying to understand all the step before doing them. I'm only at the first step, i.e. partitioning, that I already have a small ...
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Grub Bootloader does not show Windows [on hold]

I have two hard disks connected to my computer, /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. I installed Debian on /dev/sdb and the bootloader on /dev/sda and /dev/sda has Windows 10 on it. I think I have made a terrible ...
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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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Problem to Install CentOS 6.4 (Second) after that Win7 (First) - dual boot

I want to install CentOS 6.4 in my PC, this image shows my Windows 7 partition before to install it But when I was ask to select my option (mode) of install CentOs like this: Or this (really is my ...
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GParted on USB: Backup GPT Table is Currupt

I have a new USB and have used it before however when plugging it in, it does not show up on my desktop in Linux Mint. When opening GParted, a message pops up that says Libparted Bug Found! The ...
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Resize LVM at the beginning

I have a LVM primary partition at the end of my disk, Windows is at the beginning, there was an unused partition in between but I need some space for Linux so I removed it. Now I'm trying to figure ...
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Accidental deletion Windows 10 partition and now cannot boot Arch Linux

I inadvertently deleted my Windows 10 partitions on /dev/sda, and as /dev/sda2 was my UEFI partition I can no longer boot Arch Linux (which I was booting using systemd-boot). I cannot figure out how ...
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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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Dual-boot Ubuntu cannot access the Windows drive that it was installed on with wubi

I had Windows with two drives C: and D:. In the drive C:, I have my Windows. In the drive D:, I had my all other files and data. I installed Ubuntu in the drive D:, without deleting any data from it. ...
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How can I extend VMware Partition on Centos 7 using GParted?

I've a problem with increasing a partition from 20GB to 120GB, VMDK file. Here is what I've done: using vmware-diskmanager to increase vmdk file from 20 GB - 120 GB. It's ok. download and boot from ...
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Merge contents of two partitions into one singular partition

I have a machine that has a 20GB FS at /dev/md1 mounted on /, and a ~200GB FS at /dev/md2 mounted on /home. A large amount of data will soon be stored in /var. How can I merge these two partitions ...
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Where is the “use empty space” option in centos 7?

I didn't find the "use empty space" (the option was available in centos 6) during the installation of centos 7. I need this option because I am using gparted to have a GPT partition and not an MBR ...
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Can the EFI System Partition be a logical partition on MBR disks?

I'm finding a lot of information concerning the ESP inside GPT disks, but none about them being inside an MBR based disk as a logical partition. The thing is, I don't want to convert my disk to GPT ...
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Displaying disks without partitions in openSUSE Leap 4.21

I am trying to allocate a Linux partition to a disk using an openSUSE VM (in VMPlayer). I have tried running sfdisk -l to find the disk, but when I do so I can only see drives with an existing Linux ...
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Copying an HDD to a larger one by dd

I'm trying to copy an entire HDD which has IBM PC-style partition table to a larger one by dd on GNU/Linux. The questions are: Can I use the additional space on the larger disk by changing the ...
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Can I delete a Linux Mint partition and keep the Ubuntu one I have while installing Fedora?

So just yesterday I downloaded and installed Linux Mint on my machine. I wanted a dual boot so I now have two partitions. Linux Mint is great but it lacks one thing- Arc theme support And yes I ...
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Instaling Linux Mint with Windows 8.1

I am trying to dual boot Mint with Windows 8.1. So far I formatted disk with fdisk in windows cmd and then installed Windows. Now I am trying to install Mint but mint and even gparted don't see ...
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Bootloader Grub2 - delete partition where ubuntu resides

I have a dualboot with the following two Os's: Windows10 Kubuntu And the bootloader Grub2 What happends with the bootloader if I delete/formats the partition where Kubuntu is installed? Does it ...
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vgdisplay shows 0 free PE/size

I'm trying to configure a CentOS HA system with 2 nodes, with DRBD for replicated storage. I'm following the "Clusters from Scratch" guide, and at the DRBD portion, I need to create a partition for ...
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How can I expand ext4 partition size on debian

I have a drive with this configuration: fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size ...
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Can not create new partition

I have a CentOS system that has 508 G free space. I want to create a new partition from it. It locates in extended partition. I create new partition and format it as anything (ext4, fat32), after ...
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FreeBSD and Linux shared partitions

Which directories, and how, can I share between FreeBSD and Linux? In particular, how can I deduplicate respectively /usr/home and /home? I guess directly sharing a partition between both systems ...
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Installing Fedora along side Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 by specifying "Use the entire disk" during installation. Now, I would like to install Fedora alongside Ubuntu. I would like to know whether it's possible or not. If it's ...
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How to work out which drive and directory your system booted from if it is not mounted in /etc/fstab?

My /etc/fstab doesn't include the disk the system booted from, basically because I made some changes and forgot to include this. The initial /boot and / directories are on different drives. I noticed ...
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Mount FreeBSD UFS from logical partition under Linux

How can I mount the FreeBSD UFS boot partition under Ubuntu in this setup: a single HDD which contains an MBR partition table which contains some primary Linux partitions and an extended partition ...
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UUID vs /dev/sdX in FSTAB

I have Linux system in which we force /dev/devname for running the system. proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/sda1 / ext3 ...
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How to increase space allocated for linux

I am using Linux mint and at the time of installation I allocated 2GB space for file root of Linux. Now I need more space for Linux I tried to do it via gparted. But I can't figure out how to do it. ...
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Making a swap partition using lvm

When we make a swap using a regular physical drive, we just use fdisk and make a partition with type swap, using the swap code for that partition, followed by mkswap and swapon commands. But what ...
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SliTaz, usb stick, unable to mount iso or to find a filesystem on it rootfs.gz

I deleted every partition on my system, even the partition on my USB stick. Then I created a partition with SliTaz which I'm currently on. But then I found out that my USB stick didn't get discovered ...
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Restoring a big partition to a smaller partition with Clonezilla

Some time ago I created a backup of an EXT4 partition with Clonezilla. Now the HDD crashed and I lost some important data. The size of the image of the partition is 50GB. I tried to restore this ...
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How do I make use of unused space on my boot drive on FreeBSD

I have an old FreeBSD Server (running 7.3-RELEASE) that desperately needs additional storage. In fact, it has some-- the original 20G SCSI drives have been replaced by 300G SCSI drives, so in theory ...
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Why is the block size of a partition smaller than that of the underlying disk?

My understanding is that the block (in the phrase "block size") is like an IO buffer, or minimum IO size for a device. Since partitions are built on top of physical devices, how can they have blocks ...
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How to install Kali linux on to a specific (existing) partition on a USB stick

I'm endeavoring to put Kali linux onto a USB stick - I know it's already written up, but I'd like to use only a portion of the total space (the aforementioned link will use the entire drive space). ...
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Different partition after upgrade of OPENWRT

I have just updated the firmware of my olinuxino rt5350f to the last release of chaos calmer 15.05.1 (website, image). After having finished the installation via tftp I noticed that the free space is ...
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Stuck on grub rescue with no /boot directory?

Deleted a partition during Windows 7 installation. Now all I get is error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode.. grub rescue> I tried to look for /boot directory: grub rescue > ls ...
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sfdisk does not create block files for corresponding partition

I have partitioned my disk using sfdisk. And the (7)partitions got created successfully. sfdisk -l also lists all the (7) partitions which I configured. But the strange thing is, the corresponding ...
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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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How to move empty disc space between partitions

I want to move an empty disc space from one partition to another. Is this possible? In the below image, I have free space under /local (/dev/sda3). I want to allocate this space to / which is on ...
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LVM unknown device: how to recover?

I have a server with two hard drives that I thought I had correctly installed with LVM, until I discovered that the second hard-drive did not actually seem to be used. I investigated the problem and ...
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Is there a way to get partition information of a disk with sysfs?

my first question here - so please, don't be too hard with me... As the title says: I am wondering if there is a way to get partition information of a disk with sysfs. I know about some different ...
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Does Debian use GB or GiB for it's partition manager during installation?

I'd like to create a 5GB (1000) as one partition during the install of Debian. However, I'm not sure if if the partition manager uses Gib or GB. The version of Debian to be installed is 8.4 using the ...
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How to properly plan relative sizes of partitions?

At work our systems must have the following directories each on a dedicated partition: /boot /home /audits /opt /tmp /var /home / There is no company policy or guidelines on the sizes they must be; ...
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multi boot win 7 ubuntu 15.10 kali

this is my first time using grub and I am hitting a problem. I can't seem to install ubuntu in the manner I "think" I should AND added to that I get unusable space. Here's what I am doing could ...
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How to extend filesystem partition on Ubuntu VM?

I'm running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 as a VM on a mac with vmware fusion. I'm getting space warning issues and now want to expand from 20GB to 200GB. I powered off the VM and on the vmware side ...
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How to check integrity to HDD with UDF format

I'm having problem with a USB external drive, which seem to be formatted with UDF and was being used for MAC and Windows (or at least that is what told). When I attached the HDD to my Linux system ...