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Ext4 flash memory error

I have a flash drive that was previously in the NTFS file system; But now I have this problem to change it to Ext4 (via gnome disks) I also have this problem when opening it
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How ID_PART_ENTRY_UUID is computed in GPT?

How the tag ID_PART_ENTRY_UUID is computed? Can I get ID_PART_TABLE_UUID from ID_PART_ENTRY_UUID? I have a disk with GPT partition table and some partitions. I need to identify which partitions are ...
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Installing a Dual boot on MSI Motherboard with GPT disk

I am attempting to install a dualboot (Ubuntu on top of Windows 10) to a PC I have just built myself. I have no problem installing Ubuntu, its just I am unable to setup my computer to boot into it ...
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mdadm RAID 10 filesystem corruption — recoverable?

PROBLEM: I had a degraded disk in my RAID 10 array which I created using mdadm. I first removed the disk, replaced it with a new one, but when I rebuilt, I got an error saying it couldn't detect the ...
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Libparted error “partitions 5. 7, 8…128 on /dev/sda have been written, but we have been unable to inform the kernel of the change”

When opening GParted on my Fedora 32 system, I receive the following message: I'm not sure what exactly is going wrong here. The system boots fine. I tried running fsck (via adding file /forcefsck ...
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How to create a Windows-compatible partition with a GPT partition table?

I need to create a partition that is compatible with Windows 10 (preferably using NTFS) on a disk using a GPT partition table. Which partition type should I pick? On non-GPT (DOS I think), using fdisk,...
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How do I find the filesystem/partition UUID of an ExFAT partition?

All in the title. My problem is, I have an ExFAT partition on my disk that I want to mount using a UUID, but I can't seem to find any information on it. fdisk -l says: [logandark@arch-base ~]$ sudo ...
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How to make a bootable windows 7 uefi for gpt disks?

Arrrghh....by far tried so many ways to make a uefi bootable windows 7 for my GUID parted hhd in linux . I tried so many linux tools but faild to do so I tried gparted,unetbootin,woeusb and still I ...
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Command to list partition type codes in deb and rpm distributions for MBR and GPT

Is there any command to list all partition type codes recognizable by currently installed distribution (In my case Ubuntu 18.04.03 LTS) I know the following website exists Andries E. Brouwer 1995-2002 ...
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How to remove grub bootloader from windows 10?

I used to have ubuntu installed in pc hard disk but for other purposes, I can have only windows installed. Now I have uninstalled all partitions having ext4 fs, so only ntfs and bootable fs (vfat32 I ...
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howto increase (too small) EFI partition for dual boot

Just about to setup my notebook with Fedora 31 and ran into the issue the EFI partition (/boot/efi) being too small with just 100Mb. (the EFI partition was previously setup from windows when I ran &...
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Can a disk partition have another nested inside it?

I am trying to better understand disks, partitions, and partition tables (mbr vs gpt). In the process I checked the disks on one of my machines (single boot ubuntu 20.04), and found that all of my ...
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GRUB menu will not load in dual boot Linux & Windows 10 on UEFI/GPT

After updating my Dell G3 3579 bios to 1.12.0, Ubuntu stopped loading. When I checked, issue is related with BIOS/UEFI mode and MBR/GPT partitions. So, I installed both Window 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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How to move/copy OS to new drive without live boot media?

I have only been seriously using Linux for a couple of months; I cannot find a simple solution to copy an OS over to another drive, despite there being hundreds of articles on the topic. First I ...
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How can I use existing EFI partition when installing Arch

I'm trying to install Arch Linux for the first time - I used the following video to learn how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxTTp7gDRn4 In the video, the person explains how to do it in ...
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Using dd to restore a partition backup from MBR disk to GPT one

I have an ext4 partition backed up with dd on a MBR hard drive that I would like to restore to a new GPT hard drive. Can I just create an empty partition of the exact same size on that new GPT drive ...
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Recover Data from Formatted USB (HFS -> GPT)

I was applying this command on Wrong External HD diskutil eraseDisk MS-DOS GPT /dev/disk3 Now, I want to know, how to recover my files with structure... Before Format /dev/disk3 (internal, ...
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Backing up a device and restoring it including its partitions

Currently I'm going through each partition doing: mount -o rw /dev/mmcblk1pX /mnt/pX cd /mnt/pX # backing up: tar -czvf /tmp/partitionX.tar.gz . ... # something went wrong, restoring: tar -xzvf /...
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add additional msdos based partition using maximal amount of space

Stumbled about a problem with gpt: [root@someserver ~]# parted /dev/sdb GNU Parted 2.1 Using /dev/sdb Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands. (parted) print Model: VMware ...
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Using gparted before installing Windows 10

I will be installing Windows 10 and Linux (dual-boot) on a new computer in a couple of days. I would like to use GPT instead of MBR for the partition table. As I understand it (and have done in the ...
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Partition table not recognized by any of the partition management tools

I have an Android 8.0.0 device (https://www.tvbox-manufacturer.com/product_category/fire-tv-stick/) with eMMC as a storage medium. The eMMC is removable (BGA socket on the Board). The device boots ...
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Resize Raw Image with GPT Partition Table

I'm attempting to resize a raw image (created with dd) containing a GPT partition table and several NTFS partitions. I mounted the image using losetup, ran partprobe to update the partitions the ...
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repair gpt after cloning to smaller drive

I had a gpt-partitioned drive, with unpartitioned space at the end, I used dd to clone it to another smaller drive. Unfortunately Linux won't see the partitions on the cloned drive. My understanding ...
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Any known install iso images using MBR partition and BIOS only installer?

I have a legacy BIOS motherboard which has broken USB-HDD boot capability. The manufacturer has stopped supporting it a long time ago although I subsequently obtained a slightly newer BIOS image and ...
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Can't disable swap on a GPT-based system

I want to disable swap on several running ubuntu 16.04 servers. I'd like, if possible, not to reboot them. From my research, it seemed that running swapoff -a to disable swap until the next reboot ...
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How to determine sizes using sgdisk partitioning in bash script

I'm using sgdisk in a bash script similar to this: sgdisk --clear /dev/vda --set-alignment=1 --new 1:34:2047 --typecode 1:EF02 -c 1:"grub" -g /dev/vda sgdisk --new 2:2048:16779263 --typecode 2:8300 -...
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UEFI booting using live USB media used for MBR legacy booting

To create a UEFI live USB (running Ubuntu if that matters), my understanding is that the simplest method is to create a FAT32 partition and copy the files from the last ISO there. I would also have to ...
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default boot device missing or boot failed after destroying GPT data

I was trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 parallel to Windows 10. I was unable to find any of the partions while installing ubuntu and I came across this answer. I tried the steps mentioned by Walid Ammou. ...
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disk partitioning gui RHEL CentOS 7

question: should it be /dev/sdb that is mounted or /dev/sdb1 that is mounted when dealing with disks other than your operating system disk? My issue is that with the Utilities - Disks from the ...
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How to avoid naming of partitions with parted?

If I run these commands: parted -s /dev/sda \ mklabel gpt \ mkpart primary 1MiB 261MiB \ set 1 esp on \ mkpart primary 261MiB 50GiB \ mkpart primary 50GiB 550GiB \ mkpart ...
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Install Debian 10 on a system which have both GPT and MBR

I have a notebook which has two drives: one is an SSD and the other is an HDD. It also currently has both Windows 10 (SSD) and Windows 7 (HDD): I want to remove Windows 7 and install Debian 10. As I'd ...
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Grub not starting after moving drives

So I've got a Debian 9 machine with 5 hard drives in it. I tried moving these drives to a new machine and hoping they would boot. When I did this, I got "normal.mod not found" and it kicked me to grub ...
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On UEFI laptop, Linux Mint has crashed twice

In the last 2 months, I have installed Linux Mint 19.1 on two laptops. On the older of the two, a Samsung Rv511 (ca. 2011) using MBR partitioning, there have been no problems at all. Linux Mint has ...
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How to determine if a PC has a combination of GPT disk and legacy BIOS boot, where the boot code is read from the MBR?

In a comment, Johan wrote: In the rare combination GPT disk + legacy BIOS boot, the boot code is read in the old-fasioned way from the MBR What is the proper way to determine if a PC has the ...
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Mounting windows server 2016 Azure VM GPT basic NTFS partition on linux

I have an azure blob (a .vhd disk) which is a copy of a windows data disk created by taking a snapshot of the live disk, then copying that snapshot to a temporary blob, which is the blob I have ...
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How to recover lost data after disk MBR to GPT conversion?

When I curiously selected to "create a new partition table" and the new type of it is GPT, GParted poped a warning message that "I may loss all...", but I still clicked yes, as I thought all the ...
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GPT header Backup

The first 512 bytes of MBR disk contains boot code and partition table, backing up (dd command) this area is useful. I have switched to GPT right now, and want make a backup, is it in the same way to ...
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Kali Linux installation on USB drive

I want to install Kali Linux on a 64 GB USB drive and want to take it just anywhere and plug it in any PC and have my setup up and running. IOW I just want a HDD like complete Kali Linux portable ...
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unable to create a bootable USB Debian Stretch disk using LVM with GPT partitions

I'm stuck for several days whith a issue when I try to create a bootable USB disk GPT partitonned. I would like this disk to be like a bootable "backup" disk for my live system. (In fact the system ...
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How to mount a device of gpt type?

In Linux Mint 18.3 which boots from an HDD, I want to mount an external SSD. When I run the command sudo fdisk -l, I get all the drives and partitions as well as the SSD and when I run sudo blkid, I ...
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What do the partition table types and flags mean in the output of parted?

In the output of sudo parted -l: Model: WD My Passport 0748 (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 1000GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Disk Flags: Number Start End Size ...
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In GPT, can a partition be partitioned further into partitions?

I heard that GPT makes MBR's distinction between primary partition, logical partition, and extended partition disappear. In GPT, can a partition be partitioned further into partitions, in the same ...
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Installation and booting scenarios for combinations of boot sector (GPT or MBR), firmware (BIOS or UEFI)?

I think all the confusions in this post come from coexistence of old and new technologies and abuse of terminology such as mentioned in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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What is a generic name for the sector which stores the partition table of a disk?

If a disk uses GPT partitioning method, is its first sector still called MBR? What is a generic name for the sector which stores the partition table of a disk? Thanks.
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How install legacy grub to gpt uefi disk?

I have new computer with UEFI. I formated the disc as GPT (not MBR), made few small partions on start (as placeholders for UEFI, for boot, for swap etc ...) then larger partition for system / (and ...
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Am I able to install Arch Linux with the 100MB EFI partition that Windows 10 had already created on installation?

I want to dual-boot Arch Linux alongside Windows 10, which is already installed. I am using UEFI-GPT. On Windows 10 installation, it creates an EFI system partition as required by UEFI. This ...
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Dual Boot Linux Partition shows as Partition Table: loop in parted (Why?)

Recently I was checking into my partition scheme on my dual boot laptop (Peppermint OS, Windows 10). I was surprised by the output from parted /dev/sda12 (my Linux root partition) Model: Unknown (...
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Realigning GPT partitions to 4k sector boundaries?

If I have an HDD with GPT, and the partitions are not aligned to 4k sector boundaries, is there a tool to realign the partitions to 4k sector boundaries? Suppose I have UEFI stuff on the HDD in ...
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How to force GPT partitions in kickstart for Oracle Linux 6

I want to configure OL6 kickstart to install a system that boots from BIOS but uses GPT partitioning instead of MBR, even for disks <2TB. The relevant part of my kickstart file looks like this ($...
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Are timestamps created with new GPT partition tables?

Are timestamps created with new GPT partition tables? If so, where are they (i.e, headers, entries, GUIDs, labels)? How are they accessed?

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