Questions tagged [partition-table]

a table describing partitions on a disk

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Weird partition mess on KDE. Read-only file system

I'm trying to partition a usb stick to NTFS. Before, I've wrongly flashed a windows iso using dd dd if=./AME_2004_\(2020-09-16\).iso of=/dev/sdc status=progress and since then I've been having ...
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Rearranging partitions

How can I use the 500Gb of free space? I deleted Windows, and now there is a big gap of space, which I can't use. / Isn't big enough for an update, but I can not move it without un-mounting it, which ...
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What is the correct start offset for logical partitions? [duplicate]

Recently I've start to implement some script to run using Linux "parted" to change the partition structure on our SoC system. When doing that I've encounter with some problems, The ...
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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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How do I reformat a hybrid-mbr sd card?

I have 32GB sd card that was flashed to a premade image using a utility some months/years ago. I want to reclaim the card and start fresh. Every attempt I have made at reformatting it and/or erasing ...
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How to copy Ubuntu 18.04 on one partition to a separate hard drive safely without messing up grub?

I currently have an SSD and an HDD. I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my SSD and Ubuntu 18.04 on my HDD on a partition (e.g., HDD has 1TB backup and 1TB for Ubuntu 18.04). I want to replace the 16.04 ...
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How to save file into the home partition in Arch

I have recently noticed that Arch saves files in the root partition, although I create a home partition too. I use fdisk to partition the disk and these are the exact commands I type in it: After ...
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Cannot expand file system on CentOS 8

I have partitions in my CentOS 8 machine as below: [root@XXXXX]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 80 GiB, 85899345920 bytes, 167772160 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/...
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Unable to write a new partition table

it's my first post here and I have a problem to submit to you. It's been a few months now that I gave up after several attempts to fix an ssd problem on my laptop. This is kind of my last attempt here ...
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Kubuntu installer changing partition table for unused disk?

I'm trying to install Kubuntu 20.04 from a USB key to an external (USB) hard drive. The system I'm using to do the installation is an Arch Linux that I'd like to leave untouched. The disk setup looks ...
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How to partition usb to become bootable for debian?

split from here I have install ISO file firmware-10.4.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso, 4GB long. I would like to make my usb drive partition ("say sdb1) to be bootable. I have followed the official debian ...
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Partition mounting/resizing failed to read last sector?

After a failed resizing operation, mount operation is failing with: Failed to read last sector (718198764): Invalid argument The partition is not accessible with Gparted and other GUI tools. How can ...
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Mkusb error leading to unusable flash drive (mangled partition table)

I struggled to title this so if you have a better title please edit or request a change. Trying to dual-boot windows and Ubuntu. I used mkusb to create a bootable Ubuntu disk, installed it, then went ...
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How to recover filesystem and physical size mismatch

I was trying to shrink my home partition. I followed this ArchWiki article for that. According to this I first resized my filesystem using resize2fs and then resized my physical device using parted. ...
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Pop!_OS installer not recognizing partition

I'm trying to configure a dual boot on my PC with Windows 10 and Pop!_OS. So I partitioned my SSD for the Pop!_OS /boot (500 MB) and my HD with 100 GB for / through Windows 10 partition software: But ...
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How to partition the operating system with a small disk

I would like to know what partitioning scheme in RHEL7 is more recommended to configure on a server with little disk space where an Oracle 18c database will be installed. On the RedHat site they ...
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meaning of a backtick (`) in front of one partition inside cfdisk

I have a disk with a potentially bad partition (du -sh * in a particular directory gives me Structure needs cleaning). I fired up cfdisk /dev/sda to look at the partitions and what I see is: Disk: /...
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32GB RAM + 16GB Swap?

I just upgraded my RAM in my Acer Aspire TC-885-ACCFLi5 from 16GB to 32GB. I have 2x1TB SSDs and 1x2TB HDD. I dual-boot between an Arch-based and a Debian-based distros. I use one of my SSDs for my /...
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How to add Ubuntu to Arch Linux grub (dual boot) (UEFI)

I want to have Dual Boot, the problem is that if I install Arch Linux after Ubuntu I don't know how to make that Arch Linux detect Ubuntu. I partitioned Ubuntu in this way In Arch I only create root ...
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Skip / shorten partition table reading on broken disk

I have a broken hard drive with many corrupted blocks. I perform rescue with ddrescue quite successfully (I am on 99,5 %). Unfortunately: For some reason, sometimes but not always when ddrescue hits ...
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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 organise and partition an ssd and 3 hdd to install linux

Hellow everyone, I have a 7 year old computer where I've been using Windows all the time and after transitioning to Linux in a laptop, I've decided to install it on the desktop too. I have an ssd (...
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Boot file system partition at the begining of the hard drive

My hard drive have Windows, Ubuntu and Debian installed. For some reason Debian is not showed in the grub list. If I use a bootable grub rescue software, it shows a message like this "Please create a ...
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Extend first partition to available space after third partition

I have 3 partitions (linux, extended, swap) I need to extend my live partition (linux) to the space available after these partition. More info: #fdisk /dev/vda Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.29.2). ...
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Create bootable disk from ext4 partition image

My goal is to create a bootable backup of my system without restarting, I will use qemu-img to convert a raw dd image to vhdx and run it in Hyper-V. If I boot into a liveCD and run: dd if=/dev/sda ...
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Parted and fdisk will not write changes concerning creating a partition table

I am trying to use this HDD (which is quite old) as a storage device. However, I have ran into some issues. It had two partitions which I removed with fdisk first. Now whenever I try to create a new ...
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Recover All Files On Lost Partition

I had a sdd with two partitions on it. The first was 32G and the second took up the remainder of the drive. The first was the root partition with Ubuntu installed on it. The second was a general ...
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Partitioned Laptop will only boot directly to Ubuntu after fixing 'Invalid Partition Table!' error

I was tasked to upgrade (Ubuntu) a work laptop (Dell Latitude E6530) that has both Windows and Ubuntu OS partitioned on it's HDD (not sure if that's the correct terminology). I have little to no ...
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Accidentally run dd on my main drive

I accidentally run dd if=image.img of=/dev/sda instead of /dev/sdb and sda is my main partition. When i realised i misstyped it i immediately stopped the process with CTRL+C, so it run only for like 2 ...
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Cannot create partition on hard drive

I'm on PopOS 19.10, and I try to create a partition on my new SSD (Crucial MX500, 1TB). Note that it worked on Windows, I could create a NTFS partition, so from this base I admit my SSD is healthy (...
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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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How to change the device label of a USB stick? [duplicate]

I have done some research on this and found this question many times. However, all the answers I have found only address how to change a partition label. I am talking about what is reported by lsblk -...
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How to examine contents of EFI partition in an ISO 9660 iso

I've tried converting a BIOS only iso to boot both BIOS and EFI without success. I believe the problem is the way the EFI is being built. How do I examine the EFI partition within the ISO9660 iso? ...
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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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LINUX “No valid partition table was found on this device.” + “Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!” + fdisk reads “7.3T” Size; How to fix?

Distro: Netrunner Blackbird (Debian) I/O: Sata to USB cable KDE Parition Editor: "No valid partition table was found on this device." me@computer:~$ sudo parted -l Model: ATA LITEONIT LCT-128 (scsi) ...
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Clone partitions and content of an SD card onto another one [duplicate]

Let's assume that I have an SD card with different partitions and files or filesystems on them and I want to reproduce it on another non-partitioned SD card (the new card will be of the same size). Is ...
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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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Manually edit a sfdisk table

I have this table # partition table of /dev/sda unit: sectors /dev/sda1 : start= 2048, size= 716800, Id= 7, bootable /dev/sda2 : start= 718848, size=419430400, Id= 7 /dev/sda3 : start=...
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Cannot create New folder and Paste files on a drive - Ubuntu

My Files drive is not able to modify
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Change filesystem type from “Linux” to “Linux root (x86-64)”

I just partitioned a new GUID drive, and accidentally chose "Linux filesystem" (0FC63DAF-8483-4772-8E79-3D69D8477DE4) instead "Linux root (x86-64)" (4F68BCE3-E8CD-4DB1-96E7-FBCAF984B709) for my root ...
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Encrypted partitions appear as one

I wrote a partition table manually during a system installation which contains an encrypted part, the /boot partition and an unpartitioned rest. Although I first created the partitions (manually each) ...
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Which Linux partition type to chose for external USB HDD with EXT3 or EXT4?

I want to change a partition to Ext3 or Ext4 and used fdisk to print the availlable partition types: 19 Linux swap 0657FD6D-A4AB-43C4-84E5-0933C84B4F4F 20 Linux filesystem ...
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Is it possible to unmount a partition table?

Is it possible to unmount a partition table so I only see sda and not sda1 and sda2 in /dev? Background: I know a partition table is not mounted. But I did not find a better name for this. I often ...
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Convert GPT (UEFI / secure boot), to MBR / BIOS

I have just installed Debian 10 (Buster). I have come to the conclusion that UEFI does not work on my device (despite it being in the firmware setup). For some reason, the install has converted the ...
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How to make openSUSE installer see my boot partition?

I would like to install openSUSE Leap 15.0 next to my old openSUSE (dual boot). But I am stuck at the partitioning stage. I have such partitions: old (unused here) /dev/sda1 (1GB) EFI System ...
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Recovering lost partition table with TestDisk

So, somehow the partition table on my disk went bananas: at the next boot the system would not start, I got repeatedly kicked in the BIOS and I had no viable boot options. The BIOS still detected the ...
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Extended partition size using fdisk

I want to create on my disk this table partition using the command fdisk. SWAP 10MB FAT32 25MB FAT32 15MB Linux 20MB FAT32 20MB I'm facing a problem: I know I can have only 4 primary ...
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Why "df -h' does not display mount point /home?

Created 3 partitions for Linux(with dual boot): sda5 sda6 and sda7 $ sudo fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 718847 716800 350M ...
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SSD messed up - no idea how to fix it on Linux

I'm stuck with my netbook (Dell Latitude 3380). Used it for a year: worked fine. I bought and put new SSD, installed Kubuntu 18.04 on it. For a couple hours it worked very well. Then it froze when I ...
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Partition error (Fdisk/Parted)

I was creating a partition using the parted command and i used the mkpart option to create a new primary partition. But i got an unusual error message while doing this. This is my output: (parted) ...