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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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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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Is it possible to ask the kernel to delete unused partition mappings automatically?

Does kpartx have a command-line switch to enable delayed deletion?
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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) ...
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sfdisk strange behavior: total size of partitions greater than device size

I have a ssd(256 Gb), when I'm trying to part it: sfdisk /dev/sda << EOF 2048,8388608,S ,104857600,L ,,E ,20971520,L ,20971520,L ,20971520,L ,,L EOF fi the output is: Disk /dev/sda: 238.5GiB, ...
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How to create multiple partitions of the same size from command line?

I need to create 20 partitions of the same size (cue to the first comment only the first 3 can be primary and the 4th needs to be extended an the other remaining 17 in it) I tried: for i in $(seq 1 ...
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Can't boot Kali with UEFI Stuck at grub-rescue

I had Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop and just decided to try Kali. I downloaded Kali Linux 64 Bit and installed it using a live USB. Everything looked fine during the installation but I think I messed up ...
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Is there a way to import a layout with multiple partitions into ramdisk?

I dumped the partition layout of a disk, with: sfdisk -d /dev/sda > part_table cat part_table output label: dos label-id: 0x0004bc49 device: /dev/sda unit: sectors /dev/sda1 : start= ...
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Does the Modifications Made In GNU Parted Affect the File System Table File?

My Nexus 7 (2013 WiFi) tablet PC has a corrupted partition table. I would now like to troubleshoot into Linux. After loading GNU Parted on the tablet and making a new GPT table with 30 partitions ...
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How to check if partition is Extended/Primary in Linux

Below is the info I get using (g)parted or fdisk command. Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 196265983 196263936 93.6G 83 Linux /dev/sda2 ...
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Access regular partitions inside an LVM logical volume

I have the following setup: /dev/sdX - disk (GPT table) /dev/sdX1 - regular partition /dev/sdX1/crypt - LUKS encrypted partition /dev/sdX1/crypt/lvm_vg - lvm volume group /dev/sdX1/crypt/lvm_vg/...
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How to use zerofree on a whole disk?

My VirtualBox filesystem looks like: # df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 29799396 5467616 22795012 20% / devtmpfs 1929980 0 1929980 0% /...
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How do I access Windows files from Linux Mint (and vice-versa if possible)? I have dual boot

I have dual boot with Windows 10 and Linux Mint 19.1
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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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Disk setup on laptop with regular HDD plus SDD [closed]

This is going to be a question about your opinions on setting up a new laptop with both a regular 1TB HDD and a 250G SSD. Let's suppose that... /dev/sda = 1,000 GB HDD (931 TiB) /dev/sdb = 250 GB ...
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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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How can I create multiple partitions in a LUKS container using a gpt/mbr partition table in the container?

Is it possible to have multiple partitions in a single LUKS or cryptsetup container? If so, how?
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Add PARTUUID to DOS MBR

I have an MBR style formatted SD card where I need a PARTUUID in order to mount a partition there as the rootfs (via linux kernel parameter root=PARTUUID=...). Using an fs UUID does not work. ...