Questions tagged [gpt]

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How do I cd into a hard drive with a GPT partition table using a raspberry pi running raspbian?

My ubuntu laptop has died, and so I am attempting to recover some files off the hard drive using a raspberry pi. I have removed my laptop's hard drive and attached it to my raspberry pi via usb. I am ...
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can't install fixparts on centos 6.8 liveDVD

I can't install fixparts on centos 6.8 liveDVD it gives me this error: Requires libc.so.6(glibc_2.14)(64bit) How I can solve this, please? All I want is just run Fixparts to remove old GPT table ...
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Install Grub Boot loader in different folder on UEFI!

I am new in UEFI and I moved to GPT. I am now using windows 7 and 10 in dual boot. I want to install Grub boot loader in a different folder, not in the EFI system partition/ESP. So, Windows boot ...
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How to test if a disk has a valid `GPT` with `sgdisk`?

Is there a way to non-destructively test if a disk has a valid GPT with sgdisk, or, failing that, with some other scriptable command-line tool?
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Disk with corrputed alternate GPT

I have a disk which has a corrputed alternate GPT and Linux doesn't want to read the primary one. I see all sorts of weird messages in the kernel logs. Here's what happens when I plug in the drive. [...
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Dual boot - Installed arch and windows entry disappeared on grub

I've installed Arch on a partition, and installed grup as the wiki says grub-install /dev/sda grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg Now I only get Archlinux and Advanced options and no Windows. ...
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Should I use fdisk for partitioning or GPT aware tools?

Question: Should I use fdisk when creating partitions? Or is it advisable to use parted since it uses GPT? (by default?) And with that I can create partitions larger than 2TB.
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Grub won't boot from GPT RAID (gave up waiting for root device)

I'm having problems with booting a Debian 8 system on which I migrated the root partition from a single hard drive to a RAID1 (mdraid). On every boot, I get the following grub error: Gave up waiting ...
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Remove GRUB on a GPT disk

I have a HDD that which has GPT that was created for a BIOS motherboard (not UEFI!) This drive used to house my Debian installation. Since I bought an SSD and a new UEFI motherboard, now I would like ...
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Wondering how to correctly configure rEFInd for Windows and Arch dualboot

I am currently considering moving to UEFI/GPT on my system. I plan to install Windows first and use the ESP created by Windows. My first major question is this: Will Windows automatically use the GPT ...
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Why is GPT recommended for UEFI

3rd time re partitioning my 1TB SSD so hoping to get it right. Learning but still many questions Because my system has UEFI firmware and already have a SSD dedicated to Windows my understanding is ...
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Converting MBR to GPT because of dual-boot

yesterday I installed debian on my system. It all went relatively smooth and nice. Today I decided to install Windows 10 alongside Debian. Unluckily W10 wants a GPT partition table, and Debian ...
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how to write live rescue disc image (ISO) with dd for UEFI boot?

How would I prepare ALT Linux Rescue disc to install Linux for dual boot with Windows 10? Ideally, the USB thumb drive should boot in UEFI mode for a GPT type hdd. The note on UEFI specifies: ↑ ...
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how to boot an install disc in EFI mode?

Per this answer on how to create an EFI System Partition (ESP): (Quite likely though that the install disc itself must be booted in EFI mode, too, otherwise it won't bother setting up UEFI boot....
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can unetbootin create UEFI bootable rescue disk on USB?

How do I run unetbootin from a non-UEFI system so that the Kaspersky rescue disk on USB it creates will work under UEFI boot for Windows 10? I don't want alter the boot configuration on the windows ...
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how do I install GRUB into the ESP with efibootmgr?

In answer to installing grub2 on UEFI GPT: In brief, on an EFI-based system, you do not install anything in the MBR; instead, you install a Linux EFI boot loader or boot manager in the EFI ...
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Partitioning an external HDD using GPT and with a “Microsoft Reserved” partition?

I've just bought a 4TB external HDD, and need some advice before partitioning it. Usually I just delete everything and partition (and create filesystems) from scratch, but this time I really needed ...
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dm-crypt / luks partition disappeared

I have a big problem with a partition that is encrypted with luks/dm-crypt. I recognized that some files were not readable any more. I rebooted and the partition was not mountable. As far as I ...
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How do I test bootable USB created with UEFI GPT partition scheme

I am frequently testing bootable USB devices with different operating systems. Now I have to boot the whole computer just to test one USB device. How can I test the devices without booting? QEMU works ...
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How to recover overwritten partition?

So I'm having a problem with kimsufi server. I was installing windows by using this command: wget -O- ...url.../server.gz | gunzip | dd of=/dev/sda And I messed up and accidentally ran that command ...
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BIOS / GPT: do we need a 'boot' flag? [duplicate]

On a BIOS-GPT system (i.e. no UEFI): I partition my disk this way: 1) 2MiB with the bios_grub flag 2) 1GiB ext2 for /boot 3) 30Gib ext4 for / for Gentoo. 4) the rest divided for other distros ...
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Boot FreeBSD in legacy mode on GPT disk

I am trying to install FreeBSD in legacy mode (BIOS) on a UEFI system, since I have an Intel Iris Graphics 6100, which is from Broadwell series and is not supported yet by the intel driver, so I want ...
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Is it possible to convert whole disk partition (sdx) to partition (sdxX)

I have a extern disk perfectly recognized under linux but since Windows and MacOS seems not liking to have it set that way, I'm planning to convert it to partition. but I cannot find a way to convert ...
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How do I create a bootable GPT UEFI Linux disk?

Aaargh. After days of reading and trying everything I'm still stuck in a maze. It should be simple but I cannot work it out. I need to create one bootable UEFI disk partition that contains all the ...
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grub-install on hybrid mbr disk

I followed the very detailed guide for making hybrid MBR record (GPT/MBR) taken from here Now, gdisk says I have hybrid mbr. But I can only boot in UEFI and cannot do that in BIOS (I use external ...
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Unable to dual boot FreeBSD alongside Arch Linux with Grub2

My disk partition scheme, as seen by Grub, is as follows: hd0,gpt1: EFI system hd0,gpt2: Linux Swap hd0,gpt3: Linux Filesystem hd0,gpt4: FreeBSD UFS` The install process of FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE ...
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4-drive RAID-6 implementation and GPT

My current idea is to create 1x software RAID-6 with 4 member drives using mdadm. Specifically, they would be 1TB HDDs on SATA in a small server. System: Linux Debian Jessie 8.6. That makes 2TB of ...
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Arch Linux and Windows 10 dual boot

I have an ASUS Z170 pro gaming motherboard. Its motherboard uses UEFI, not BIOS. I have two drives: An SSD with Windows 10 installed. A blank HDD. Following the instructions here, I run msinfo32 and ...
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(Re-)Create GPT from existing partitions on Debian 8

On my Debian 8 server HDD /dev/sda crashed. mdadm informed me via email and I had the disk replaced. After the server was back up I copied over my GPT from using sgdisk -R /dev/sdb /dev/sda. The ...
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Expanding a disk with a GPT table

I'm running a CentOS 7 VM, where I have a second disk (sdb), which I need to expand often. After expanding the disk and I open 'parted' so that I can create a new partition, the following error ...
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Backup GPT table is corrupt. Fix will disappear at reboot

My recently installed ubuntu 16.04 system is not behaving correctly (does not boot). I did check the status of the hard drives using fdisk and I discovered that somehow the backup GPT table is corrupt....
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Does GRUB2 see Windows 10 bootloader, if windows was installed after GRUB in GPT/EFI?

Suppose, I have a machine with UEFI and GPT-partitioned hard drive. I have an Ubuntu system installed on it and GRUB2 in UEFI system partition. Then I install Windows 10 and its boot loader to UEFI ...
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Effect of GUID changes and partition tables on data

I am repairing a computer for someone that has two distinct disks. Populated and partitioned as follows: is filled with multiple Operating systems on multiple partitions is an internal data drive ...
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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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Migrate UFS drive from FreeNAS to DragonFly BSD

I'm trying to migrate my home server from FreeNAS 8.3 to DragonFly BSD. In order to shuffle my files about I picked up a Seagate 8Tb Archive disk, attached it via eSATA, formatted it as UFS under ...
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Arch install - Can't install GRUB

I'm currently trying to install arch linux alongside windows 10 on my computer which is UEFI and formatted as a GPT partition table. However, when installing grub using the command: grub-install --...
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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 re-create RAID1 really properly

System: Laptop with Linux Mint 17.3, 1x SSD for system and 2x HDD intended for RAID1 using mdadm. Situation: Without knowing how to create RAID1 properly, I created it badly. GParted showed a ...
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backup and restore whole disk

I am using iMac, with GPT and Hybrid MBR partition table. the GPT layout is: EFI partition.(FAT32) Windows 7 partition.(NTFS) MacOS partition.(HFS+) Linux.(ext4) data.(exfat) the hybrid MBR is made ...
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Can't restore/reformat my USB flash drive after moving to GPT

I have 8GB flash memory stick. Sometimes ago I formatted it to be able to install Windows from it. I can't remember what exactly I did but I think I wanted to be able to install Win 7 64-bit to boot ...
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How to mark a partition as unmountable?

I partitioned a MMC card into multiple partitions (in GPT format), and the very first partition is just padding space so that all other partitions are aligned to a optimal boundary. Problem is, on ...
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Unable to mount XFS after rescue, why?

I am facing a strange problem with XFS file system. Below is the exact scenario: I'd a corrupt 2TB disk with XFS (I/O error), so with that decided to rescue data from old disk to new disk. I'd run ...
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mdadm: no devices listed in conf file were found - Debian 8 with GPT

I have a Debian Jessie (3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3) system with RAID1 on 2x 3TB hard drives. Grub can't be installed into MBR on drives >2TB, thus I have GPT with 1MB bios partition: Device Start ...
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Why is uEFI firmware unable to access a software RAID 1 /boot/efi partition?

BIOS firmware can boot a BIOS formatted /boot partition installed on a software RAID 1 pair no problem. It can even boot from a /boot installed on LVM volume that lives on a software RAID 1 pair. But ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 software RAID with LVM install won't boot on bare metal

If I setup a VirtualBox guest with two 30 GB virtual hard disks and follow the following steps, the result will be a fully functional, booting operating system: Boot Ubuntu 14.04 Server install CD At ...
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Mounting efi disk on external USB

Recently I bought new sshd to replace my old one on my notebook, but I have problem. I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on new one and put the old on usb case I have, but the disk on USB doesnt have partition (...
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How to understand partition table on hybrid ISO image?

If I inspect an hybrid ISO with tools like fdisk and gdisk, then looks like hybrid ISO has both the MBR and GPT in order to support both the BIOS and UEFI: # gdisk -l /dev/sdb GPT fdisk (gdisk) ...
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Unable to mount 3TB GPT HDD

I have a little Problem, my Home-Server didn´t mount my 3TB GPT. Yesterday all was fine, this morning I realize that i cant go in my Network-Storage. First i thinked it was a network isue, but now i ...
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how to achieve optimal alignment for emmc partition?

We have bbb based custom board containing eMMC. And we have created partitions as follows, parted --script -a minimal /dev/mmcblk0 \ mklabel gpt \ mkpart primary 131072B 262143B \ mkpart ...