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Is it possible to move /home mount point from one disk to the disk where / mount point is?

I have this setup of Ubuntu 18: two identical disks. In one (sda) there is / and /boot/efi. In the other disk (sdb) there is /home. The free space in sda is enough to hold what is used in sdb. I would ...
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Move and shrink a partition at the same time

It is possible to shrink a partition with, for example, parted. It is also possible to move (copy) a partition from one hard drive to another, by creating a partition of the same size on the target ...
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Ubuntu frozen boot after moving root partition

[Go to the end to see the solution] I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 10. I have enlarged and moved (to the left) Ubuntu's "/" partition with GParted. When I boot my system, ...
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Move filesystem to the left after expanding partition to the left

TL;DR I have a dd image disk.dd which has multiple partitions. The end goal is to reduce the size of this dd image file. After deleting and recreating a higher numbered partition with a start sector ...
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Move hard disk space from LVM partition to windows

I have a dual boot system with Windows 10 and CentOS7. I need to transfer some of the unused space from Centos(LVM2) to windows. I have resized the home directory of Centos and I have available free ...
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Extended partition not aligned to physical sectors. All other partitions aligned. Is this an issue? How can I fix this?

I somehow messed up my partitions when I was trying to clean reinstall Linux Mint. Now whenever I type sudo fdisk -l, it would always give me warnings: $ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for sneknotsnake:...
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How to proceed to enlarge /boot

I know how to use gparted on a livecd to resize partitions, but here it's a bit more complex and I don't want to screw it up. I have a /boot which is ridiculously small (can hold only one kernel at a ...
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How to extend Linux partititon dual booted with Windows? And how to rebuild Grub after extending the partition?

I have dual booted Linux(Kali Linux) and Windows, Due to of shortage storage in Linux ,I want to shrink the Windows partition and extend Linux partition I know there are many posts regarding this, I ...
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Low disk space “apt/archives”

I am having the famous warning "low disk space" on my Linux Mint in var/cache/apt/archive directory, and I want a permanent solution ( aka not apt-get autoclean because the mentioned ...
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Dual boot Debian & Windows 10 - extending partition after cloning on larger disk

I'm messing around for a week and I'm stuck right now. I had a 128gb SSD with Windows10 (partition 1,2) and Debian (partition 3,4) running on dual boot I needed more space however. So I cloned the ...
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Corrupted Linux partition after move+resize job, no backup. Any advice?

TLDR: I stupidly corrupted part of my partition table after a move+resize job. I don't have a backup for the table or the data. What would you recommend to restore the partition table? I'm ready to ...
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Moving the root partition to another partition

Background: I am running Manjaro Linux in a 750 GB HDD Laptop with 30 GB root. I had a Win installation but I've removed it now. Now I want to move my root in a larger space, say 60GB, in another ...
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Safely move debian partition from windows

I have a laptop with Windows 10 and Debian 10 installed as dual boot. The problem is that I want to expand my Debian partition, which is 40GB, but from Windows Partition Manager I see that space in ...
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How to change extents of logical volume on LVM physical volume

I am trying to resize an encrypted physical volume so that I have free space to make a dual boot system. So far, I've successfully decrypted the PV, resized the filesystem and the LVs but when I try ...
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I am reallocating some partitions in the same disk. Before to do, how can I keep an ephemeral backup of it?

Because I have an ssd and an magnetic hard disk drive I have installed my GNU/Linux distribution like that: The /var and /home in the magnetic one disk whilst The rest of my system in ssd (the /) ...
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Add (already created) partition for /home after OS installation

I made a separate partition for /home, but during installation process I forgot to mount it and hence no entry was made in fstab. I had everything in partition under the root ( well not the swap and ...
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How do I shrink a partition from the beginning? i.e. create empty space at the beginning of the block device?

I have devices with SD cards, with several partitions. The first partitions on the card is typically not mounted, and have vfat filesystem. What I want to achieve is, to create a 1MB free space just ...
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How to copy partitions from one device to another, including boot partitions?

Basic Explanation How could I copy partitions sdh1 though shd4 from my 600gb HDD (sdh) to my 1 TB SSD (sdg)? Which are my Windows partitions and still keep it bootable? I used GPT. Below is a ...
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How can I move a single partition to another empty drive?

I've got a partition P1 (which contains my Linux OS) on a drive A. I've just gotten a completely new drive B (that is larger than partition P1 AND the entire drive A). I'd like to copy across the ...
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Resize extended partition containing /boot/EFI and root

I am trying to expand the size of my root directory as I am running low on space. I have tried resizing it from a Live USB and it won't let me. The text in red is the mounting point (according the ...
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After moving root partition in Linux Lite (Lubuntu), do I need to run fsck?

I finally migrated from Windows to Linux, and I chose Linux Lite (based on Lubuntu) as my first attempt, through dual-booting my PC. I loved using Linux, so I decided to steal most of the space of my ...
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How to move right the extended partition, to free room to enlarge the primary one?

What are the linux commands to move right the extended partition (below) over the 7G of free space while enlarging it as the primary partition with that amount. Here is parted outputting print free ...
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Changed Partition Number and now Grub fails to start

I deleted a partition on my hard disk, causing the partition numbers of the 2 Linux installations to decrement. When attempting to boot the computer I get the message error: no such partition and I am ...
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How to resize at the beginning/move a btrfs partition on the command line?

I have a Linux/Windows dual boot setup on my notebook, in which I used to keep most of the data on the Windows partition to be able to access it from both systems. Since I almost never use Windows I ...
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How to resize the disk of an Ubuntu-VM correctly with GParted

I use VirtualBox on Windows 10 to run a VM using Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. I got the VM from my University with a disk size of 20GB which was way to optimistic ... so I want to resize it to 50GB so I ...
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Can I move boot linux partition to another/drive partition and just boot from there?

Can I move working boot partition / root filesystem to another drive/partition and just boot from there? Or device names will be changed and prevent from working?
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Moving encrypted partition to another disk in Fedora

I've got a laptop with a SSD and HDD. Right now, everything is on the SSD but as I'm starting to need some more place I wanted to move one of my directory to the HDD. All my heavy files are under /...
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Imperfection of partition management in Linux

Disclaimer: I'm not an expert in Linux systems, my main experience is Windows. A some time ago I've found out that on my work PC partitions are separated not in the way I would like to. I have super-...
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Expand a partition

I want to increase the size of partition /dev/sda2 (root partition) by including the unallocated space of size 2 GB as shown in the screen shot below. How to achieve this? My laptop has 2 Operating ...
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Dual Boot System, Moving Linux Mint to SSD

Good day, I have a 120GB SSD, and 1TB HDD on my system. And on my SSD I have Windows installed. Afterwards, I added Linux Mint as dual boot. Before I install, I shrinked space from the HDD and created ...
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Change size of /home partition and move /var/www on new partition

I have one issue. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 9.8G 5.8G 3.5G 63% / udev 11M 0 11M 0% /dev tmpfs 1.3G 9.5M 1.3G 1% /run tmpfs ...
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Moving partitions on ubuntu dual installations without affecting boot partition

Please have a look at my dual ubuntu installations. The top one in the photo below is Ubuntu 16.04 and the other is Ubuntu 16.10. I want to increase the size of root partition /dev/sda2 (of size 7.03 ...
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