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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Is there some free space on this sda3 partition?

Total space of sda3 is 80.2 GiB ( 29.8 + .218 + 3.7 + 30 + 6.3 = 70.018 ) I don't understand where is the rest 80.2 -70.018 = 10.182 GB [root@centos ~]# df -hT Filesystem Type ...
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Boot partition for Arch

I want to install Arch, but I don't understand enough about disk partitions. I already have Windows on two physical partitions, and the Windows boot partition at the sda1. So, I'll install Arch to ...
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Find kernel name for a partition when only the label is known

Condition: find reliably device name where disk label (MasiWeek) and disk size (2 TB) are known Motivation: trying to determine what Ubuntu's GUI button mount does Characteristics of the system Disk ...
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Linux Mint not recognising free space created by Windows 10 shrink

Hoping someone may be able to help. I have Windows 10 installed on my HP laptop, and since I'm starting to do some programming, I decided I'd like to get Linux on it too by creating a partition. I ...
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Paritioning a SD Card with both Linux and Fat32 partitions

On a Raspberry Pi with the raspbian distro i need to make an extra partition that can be read from both windows and linux. So i use FDISK on /dev/mmcblk0 (the sd card) to create a new partition ...
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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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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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Extend unallocated partition into linux partition

I am trying to somehow extend the unallocated partition (below sda1) into the sda2 partition to increase its total size. If it is relevant the sda1 is a Windows 10 parition and I'm dual-booting with ...
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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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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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How to force drop all partitions and erase disk from terminal?

My question is in fact related to OS X, however I'm using Linux tools to resolve my problem. I'm trying to delete all the partitions on my SSD drive and create new GUID (HFS+) partition table. Native ...
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What happened to my install when I ran fdisk on /dev/sda2?

I was trying to create an extended partition on /dev/sda2 which was an empty primary partition on a hard drive. The partition table is msdos I ran: fdisk /dev/sda2 instead of fdisk /dev/sda I ...
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See and mount more than 7 partitions, flash drive mmcblk [closed]

I saw I cannot mount and I cannot see the detailed of partitions higher than 7. How can I increase the number of partitions we can see in a flash drive/mmcblk drive ? I am using Xubuntu. Edited: ...
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Resized partition to too small value after shrinking filesystem

I shrinked an ext4 filesystem with resize2fs: resize2fs -p /dev/sdn1 3500G (FS is used for 2.3 TB) Then I resized the partition with parted and left a 0.3% margin (~10 GB) when setting the new end:...
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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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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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How can I mount /usr on another partition but use a folder called /usr on that partition instead of using / as /usr?

Somewhat along the lines of this question, How to mount multiple directories on the same partition? but my situation is different. I have a 2 small partitions that I'm using for two variants of ...
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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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Got only Microsoft reserved and Microsoft basic data partition ? How can I boot into Windows 10 from grub2?

I only got these partitions: Disk /dev/sda: 55,9 GiB, 60022480896 bytes, 117231408 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (...
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Convert image of a partition into image of a disk with partition table

I have an image of an existing partition generated with dd if=/dev/sdXN of=image.bin. Now I want to use this image as the basis for a virtual machine. I know how to convert the image into a format ...
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Using dd to copy MBR results in partition tables double the size

I have a laptop with 500GB internal HD and a external 500GB USB HD. I boot up with a linux live cd over the top of my Windows 8.1 machine. My goal is to clone the MBR, partition 1(350mb), and ...
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How to repair a 500GB HD showing itself as only 10MB?

I have a 500GB USB HD. I have been messing around with the dd cmd - erasing MBR data, copying my windows internal HD, eleting partitions, etc. fdisk -l returns Disk /dev/sdc: 10MiB, 10485760 bytes, ...
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dd and cat both reporting no space left on device

I have a windows 8.1 Pro laptop with a 500GB HD and a 500GB portable USB HD. I boot up my laptop with a linux live CD so that I can use dd or cat. Testing cat: cat /dev/sda > /dev/sdc cat: write ...
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Is there a way to split a usb thumb drive into 3 partition with different live distros

I've a small laptop with eMMc 32gb, and I want to keep it w/ windows installed. I've also 64gb USB 3.0 thumb drive, and is it possible to, split that into 3 partition with different Linux distros ...
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Can I resize the root partition without uninstalling and reinstalling Linux (or losing data)?

I have started using a machine that has both Debian and Windows 7 installed. However, after installing some programs I started getting a message that there is not enough space. I knew that the system ...
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Forced reread of partition table: difference between BLKRRPART and BLKPG ioctl? (Linux)

When I want Linux to consider newly created partitions without rebooting, I have several tools available to force a refresh of the kernel "partition cache": partx -va /dev/sdX kpartx -va /dev/sdX ...
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Installing RHEL to multiple-boot with Windows and two other Linux distributions

Alright, so I made an earlier attempt to install RHEL 7.2 with automatic partitioning, and it turned into a mess since I have 3 other operating systems installed (windows + 2 Debian based Linux ...
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Move Linux Partitions, Dual Boot with windows [migrated]

I'm not thinking about Expand Linux Partitions... I need Shrink (one, the larger) and move it (two, with the swap)... Here my HD from Windows (Disk Management) Now, I want to reduce the last ...
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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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How to force directory to use other disk space

I have Debian Wheezy and here is my fdisk -l output: I'm installing WebDAV and want to make that 650GB disk available as a storage for WebDAV. Virtual host is created in /var/www/web1/web/. How to ...
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How do I setup an encrypted swap partition in Kali?

I am attempting to setup an encrypted swap partition on my Kali system, post-install. This system is also able to dual-boot into a windows 7 system that was encrypted with veracrypt. I have been ...
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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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fdisk Not Returning Space?

I'm trying to resize my ext4 partition by giving it about half of my swap space. The swap partition (/dev/sda6) currently comes right after my ext4 partition (/dev/sda5). In fdisk, I remove my ext4 ...
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How to create a bootable partition with an ntfs file system that is compatible with a Windows 8.1 boot USB drive

I've been trying to use fdisk and gparted and I believe that I have a suitable partition on /dev/sdb1. Here is my command list: fdisk /dev/sdb1 n (I filled the whole drive with a new ...
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FAT32 / NTFS + isofs on USB

I have a bootable USB disk: # dd if=/path/to/os_image.iso of=/dev/sdb (...everything OK...) # sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sdb dumpe2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014) dumpe2fs: Bad magic number in super-block while ...
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Changing home directory path with usermod doesn't work

When I try to use this command (as root) # usermod -d /media/erez -m erez I get usermod: user erez is currently used by process <number> Lot of examples on this issue but none of them ...
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To secure my data, is it good to have separate data partitions (along with separate home partition)

I am installing a 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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A basic query about Linux partitioning

I'm trying to understand the partition table of my MTK-6572 based android smart-phone (Karbonn-A35). The idea is to enlarge the Internal Storage partition (mounted as /data) and correspondingly shrink ...
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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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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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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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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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Same grub menu for two GNU/Linux distributions

I have Xubuntu 14.04 and BunsenLabs installed on my PC along with Windows 10.I installed Xubuntu the last so it installed grub onto the MBR.I then set it up to have Xubuntu as the default boot option ...
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can format and partition sd card but cannot see device entries [closed]

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 * ...