Questions tagged [partition-table]

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Unable to create an extended partition

Currently my host system is Debian 10.9.0, when I was first installing it I choose to use the entire disk and set up LVM (I didn't know what that meant at the time). My main issue is to set up the ...
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Finding the offset of a .eo1 partition with parted ends up with an unrecognised disk label error

I have a copy of a disk (1.6GB). I need to find the offset of the beginning of the partition which has the UUID e61a1da4-b95d-4df5-ab40-bbffc505b3f2. Following Peter Utzel's answer I did: ┌──(kali㉿...
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Question on boot partition for third OS on triple-boot system in separate drives(UEFI mode)

Linux newbie-mildly-intermediate here. I am trying to make a triple boot system with Linux Mint, Windows 10, and Pop! OS with all of them on separate ssd drives. My question is regarding the boot ...
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Issue with MBR / Grub

Some issue with my hard disk -- when mounted inside the laptop, the system is booting into a black screen. Even when I change the boot preference to boot with a usb stick, its still getting stuck at ...
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How do I determine which filesystem is in use on my “Microsoft basic data” partition? [duplicate]

I'm looking at WD Mybook disk, connected via USB as disk sde. Now, fdisk -l /dev/sde tells me that the single partition on the drive is: Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sde1 ...
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How to recover the data from a drive whose partition table is changed?

I recently wanted change my partition table so, I backed up all my data and changed it but after that was done I found that some of my project files were not pushed to GitHub and then I tried to ...
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Misplaced partition recovered by TestDisk

Originally I have a non-empty 4TB HDD with | 1.5TB | 1.5TB | 1TB | partitions, and some things happened because of Windows Recovery Tools that now it is partitioned as | 32MB | 2TB |raw/unpartitioned|....
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Recover data after accidental “zpool create” on the wrong drive

I created a Zpool on top of an external drive that had an XFS partition full of data. I think the partition table got written over as it now shows a ZFS partition on the drive. Is there a way to ...
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Linux/Windows Dualboot: Does it make sense to repartition a whole drive when reinstalling Linux?

Assumed we have a MS-Windows/Linux dualboot system that works completely fine: partitioning scheme: gpt sda1: Windows sda2: Linux Root sda3: Linux Home Unfortunately this installation is pretty aged,...
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How to identify existing partition structure on unbootable & broken linux system

I am running Arch linux. The kernel was broken and would not boot, as described here. Linux won't boot, arch kernel is broken, how to fix? Luckily I had an identically built unbroken system, from ...
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Extended a partition error

I'm trying to extend the main partition to 40G from 30G after modifying the EC2 volume. This is what I have: xvda 202:0 0 40G 0 disk ├─xvda1 202:1 ...
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fdisk says that some head is greater than 16

On a virtual machine, I run fdisk and I get: fdisk /dev/vda Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.23.2). Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them. Be careful before using the write ...
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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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how to create boot partition on nonpartitioned disk?

how to create boot partition on new nonpartitioned disk? UEFI boot,for Linux, single OS on disk. Preferably using GParted.
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Partitioning is messed up after moving the main drive to a different SATA port

I have a laptop which has a primary SSD and I installed Arch on it a while ago, had my partitions and used systemd-boot and had (/dev/sda1 for /efi, /dev/sda2 for /boot and /dev/sda3 for root). I have ...
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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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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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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 ...