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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can format and partition sd card but cannot see device entries

I have a microSD card (4 GB) that I can format with dd and fdisk. I have created two partitions and when writing the partition table. I get a warning about ioctl advising to run partprobe. Running ...
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Create Partition (Standard partition vs LVM physical volume) in CentOS installation

All. Forgive me I not familiar with the Linux. I am trying to install CentOS in the VMWare. As I knew, Linux can only create three kinds of partitions. they are primary, extended, and logical, For ...
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How to create extended partition in Ubuntu

All, I am tring to create partition in the installation of Ubuntu. As I knew. MBR partitioning scheme allows you to have up to 4 partitions on a drive, one of those partitions can be an "...
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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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Flash an OS to an eMMC, from uSD with larger capacity than eMMC

With a Debian distro installed into a 8GB uSD (although uSD memory is almost free), I need to flash this distro into the 4GB eMMC of a BeagleBone Black board, based on AM335x SoC. The S2 switch ...
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Can I Grow A Linux Partition After Making It & Not Lose Data?

I finished the Arch Linux install successfully and installed GNOME. But I think I made my partitions too small: Disk /dev/sda: 232.9 GiB, 250059350016 bytes, 488397168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * ...
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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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Is there disk-level caching in Solaris 11?

I have an iSCSI disk at /dev/rdsk/c5t6d0 I have made a partition (slice with UEFI label) at: /dev/rdsk/c5t6d0s0 Now I write some data to the slice: echo "...
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lvm data lost risk

Recently I bought server for my files , I have 4x6TB hard drives : root@Debian-85-64bit-minimal ~ # lvmdiskscan -l WARNING: only considering LVM devices /dev/sda2 [ 5.46 TiB] LVM ...
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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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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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Partition table consuming 32K of data?

I create a file of 100MB size, and using losetup assign it to /dev/loop0. Consequently I use fdisk to create an empty DOS partition table, and a new partition that spans the entire disk. One thing ...
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Create a partition with fdisk in bytes

i would like to create a partition with fdisk with exact number of bytes. But fdisk only let me input K,M,G,T,P: Last sector, +sectors or +size{K,M,G,T,P} (2048-7814037134, default 7814037134)
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How to increase size of /dev/sda2 in suse running on vmware

how to increase the partition /dev/sda2 partition. df -h : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 7.0G 3.7G 3.0G 56% / devtmpfs 432M 172K 432M 1% /dev tmpfs ...
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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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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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Use format-udf to format a single partition

I came across this tool, format-udf from here: https://github.com/JElchison/format-udf. But it seems I can only format the whole device with a single partition. I have a hard drive with several ...
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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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Get back free space lost with resize2fs

I resized an EXT4 partition with resize2fs, but it was after the action completed that I found out it only shrinked the filesystem, not the partition. How can I grow the filesystem to be the size of ...
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kpartx or losetup?

If I have an image file or a data storage device that has no partition table but either has partitions or needs to be mapped to device nodes, which tool is better? A use case might be with flash ...
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Gparted showing complete drive unallocated

Current Environment Information: Dual Boot with Windows 7x64 and Linux Mint 16 I am currently trying to install Elementary OS instead of Linux Mint. Windows works fine but Mint boots fine but has ...
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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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Convert free space LVM to ext

Can I convert Free space in a LVM partition to a ext3 partition? If I run pvs: PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/sda3 ubuntu-vg lvm2 a-- 297,11g 30,02g So I have 30GB unused, ...
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How to partition 22TB disk?

I have a 22TB disk on /dev/sdb. How do I create a 22TB partition? Don't really care about the file system - ext4 or zfs is fine. Running CentOS 6.2 - Partition will be used as a data dump. Only a ...
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set partition bootable with gdisk GPT

Using GPT, how do I set this disk: sda1 ext3 FUJITSUMHV2080B so that the partition is bootable? Or, do I need to reformat using the install disk?
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How to grow filesystem to use unallocated space in partition?

I duplicated a hard disk to a new larger one using the method suggested in Full DD copy from hdd to hdd. After doing that df -h reports the original and smaller partition sizes from the original disk ...
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What are the differences between the various partition tables?

When I am looking to create a new partition table, I have the following options: aix amiga bsd dvh gpt mac msdos pc98 sun loop The default in gparted appears to be msdos which I guess is an 'MBR' ...
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How to empty trash on boot partition

I had deleted some old kernels a while back to make space on my boot partition (using elementary os), but now I realize they went into the trash-0/files folder on the boot, I tried opening sudo ...
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What is the difference between a name and a label in gparted?

When I create a new partition on my disk using GParted, I have the option to set both a name and a label. Some partitions I have already have both, some only a label. If I right-click on an existing ...
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Installing Mint over Ubuntu in a dual boot with Windows 7

My computer dual boots Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. I want Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu. I need to keep Windows. I burned the Mint disk I need. I boot from it, and check the desktop, click Install ...
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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 ...
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Startup problem: invalid partition table or use UEFI BOOT

I'm working on a Dell Latitude E5430. Recently I booted pcbsd from USB using this file: PCBSD10.1.1-RELEASE-01-31-2015-x64-DVD-USB_0.iso But I guess I did something wrong. I was trying to install ...
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“inode_size (128) * inodes_count (0) too big for a filesystem with 0 blocks” while creating a file system

My partition table looks like this: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 32505855 16251904 83 Linux /dev/sda2 32505856 33554431 ...
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How to recover from a boot hang after deleting old swap?

I did a fresh installation of Fedora 20 in the free space of my hard drive after failing to upgrade from the older version. Everything seems to be working fine until I deleted the partition containing ...
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Arch Linux installation (dual-booting with UEFI Windows)

I've searched the web, the manuals, the Arch wiki, the Arch BBS and Stackexchange for answers prior to getting the guts to ask a question here. At this stage I'm just very tired, because I've spent my ...
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How do I repair an ext3 filesystem (superblock)?

Disk setup (2) 300GB HDDs in RAID 1 /dev/sda1 - ext3 /boot (1GB) /dev/sda2 - swap swap (20GB) /dev/sda3 - LVM (179GB) (2) 500GB HDDS in RAID 1 /dev/sdb1 - LVM (500GB) LVM - System (...
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Windows partition not appearing when installing 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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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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resize partition to get some space from EFI partition

I realized that I gave lot more space than required for EFI partition. Is it possible to get some space( 9G ) out of EFI partition into /dev/sda3? This is my current partition: [root@archpc ~]# ...
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Expanding hard disk partition size

I installed Linux Mint on my computer which already had Windows 10 so it dual-boots now. Unfortunately, when creating the partition for the Linux Mint installation, I allocated too little space for it ...
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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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/dev holds all partitions, so what holds /dev?

I'm a little confused (even after reading this) post, about how *nix partitions work. From my understanding, sda usually refers to the disk and sda1, sda2, etc, refer to the first, second, and so ...
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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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Expanding the Kali Root Partition

I have a live distribution of Kali running on a usb with persistence. However, after installing updates and a few new software packages, the root drive is pretty much out of space. How do I go about ...
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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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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 Installing UBUNTU 14.04 (AND Mint 16, which is based on UBUNTU 13.10) as dual boot on RAID 0 with Windows 8.1

Ok, I know that there is Dual-Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on FakeRAID Installation error - question marks "????..." and that that post has some answers for me, but I don't know if it ...
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How can I shrink a LUKS partition, what does `cryptsetup resize` do?

I am in progress of resizing a LUKS encrypted partition that contains a single ext4 filesystem (no LVM or something). The cryptsetup FAQ recommends to remove the old partition and recreate it, but ...
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Creating F2FS volume with specified size on Android

My smartphone is booted to the TWRP recovery and I'm running the ADB Shell as root on Windows. I have fully unmounted /data with the following command: umount /dev/block/mmcblk0p36 Then checked it'...
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Root, home and boot partitions

So I had been considering that partition is like a separate section of space. Recently, I decided to experiment with partitions and found a flaw in my understanding. Some examples refer to a case ...