How to change my partition type id from 83 to 8e without formatting and losing data?


Run fdisk on the appropriate disk, for example

sudo fdisk /dev/sdb

Press t to change the type of a partition. If there are several, you will be asked which one you want to change:

Partition number (1,2, default 2):

If there’s only one, fdisk will tell you it’s automatically selecting it:

Selected partition 1

Once the partition is selected, fdisk will ask what type you want:

Partition type (type L to list all types):

Enter “8e” here. Press p to check the result, then w to write it to disk if the changes are OK or q to quit without saving.

This won’t touch the contents of the partition, you won’t lose any data. It also won’t set LVM up, if that’s what you’re really after.

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