Questions tagged [partition-table]

a table describing partitions on a disk

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Cannot mount, read, write, or format SD Card

I can read from my micro-sd card when it is in "lock" position but things get very weird when I try "unlock" it: there is no way I can fsck it, nor mount it, nor read it, nor.. format it! I need ...
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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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How to restore a memory card to its original state as it's showing double it's size when I try to partition it in fdisk?

I have a 2 GB memory card that I used as install media for Fedora 23 Design Suite. I want to reuse the same memory card for another Linux install media so I tried re-partitioning it with fdisk. The ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 doesn't detect Win10 partitions

I've installed Win10 and I want to install Linux Mint 17.3. When I'm installing Linux Mint, it doesn't see Win10 partitions. It's just showing whole disk size. By the way, I'm installing Linux Mint ...
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Cancelled hung GParted operation; didn't 'Force Cancel'; How do I get out without losing data?

In GParted, I was moving a partition over 200mb to the left. However, when it got to 76.13gb of about 330gb done, it stopped (it was stuck at 76.13gb all night). So, I hit cancel (without properly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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restoring raid filesystem

I ended up with my 3-disk mdadm array not being able to assemble because each of the disks had corrupted superblocks. I tried to force reassembling the array using mdadm --create This resulted in ...
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Partition not showing when installing Ubuntu

My current OS is Windows 10.I am installing Ubuntu 17.04 from pendrive. When I run Ubuntu in TRY MODE (without installing) then it shows all partitions- sda2,3,4,5; see the screenshot: But when I the ...
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Can't install Mint, failed to create drive

I have been trying to install Linux for almost two weeks now. Tried it with Ubuntu and Mint (I prefer Mint, but the errors are the same). error: The creation of swap space in partions #w of SCS1 (0, ...
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Moving encrypted partition from passphrase to random keyfile?

I have a fresh install of Debian using sda2_crypt as swap. When I set it up I used a passphrase, but I would like to move to a random keyfile instead so that it won't prompt to unlock at every boot. ...
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xfs partition table on RAID array corrupt

So, I'm usually fairly knowledgeable, and with google on my side am able to figure things out. This time however, I'm at a loss for figuring out what to do. background : I have a server I built, ...
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GParted on USB: Backup GPT Table is Currupt

I have a new USB and have used it before however when plugging it in, it does not show up on my desktop in Linux Mint. When opening GParted, a message pops up that says Libparted Bug Found! The ...
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Old Unix and old partition table

We have a Unix OS which was installed in 1985. This system is installed on a SCSI hard disk. I can probe the specification of the hard disk, but I cannot read the partition table. It's not damaged, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to find my lost partition through Ubuntu installation process?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 but when I choose "other options" and try to format some partitions, my previously sdb5 partition with 250GB space is lost and I can not find it and there is no ...
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Delete partition table which resides in kernel memory

I wiped (erased from device) all partitions from a logical volume (lv in LVM). Then I did partprobe -s (and other similar commands: partprobe returned no output, partx said partition: none & ...
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Do I have a problem with my hard drive or software?

I bought a used Thinkpad laptop recently with no operating system installed and have tried running Ubuntu, Mint, Manjaro, Fedora and others on this machine to no avail. I'm able to boot into my live ...
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How to fix external HD?

I have an external HD which is divided into two partitions: an exFAT with 700GB and a LUKS partition with 300GB. I was copying from my computer to the luks partition but it got slow and stucked so I ...
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Auto mount attached drives with specified PARTUUID using udev?

I used to do auto-mounting with udev like this: # cat /etc/udev/rules.d/10-aaa.rules KERNEL=="sda1", SUBSYSTEM=="block", RUN+="/etc/mymount.sh" # cat /etc/mymount.sh #!/bin/sh if [ "$ACTION" = "add" ...
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Is my partitioning scheme for a 1TB SSD valid?

Can you confirm whether I have set up my partitions correctly on a 1 TB SSD for ubuntu(mate)?
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RAID1 `mdX` looks O.K. on `/proc/mdstat`, but `blkid` and `fdisk -l` of the members report whacky/faulty values

I created a RAID1 with mdadm --create /dev/mdX --level=mirror --raid-devices=2 /dev/sdb /dev/sdc Then watched the first sync on /proc/mdstat. It says [UU]. So far so good. sd[bc] were supposed to ...
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A few questions about partitioning of disks

My storage device has GPT standard for the layout. Wiki says, that each LBA has 512B size of sector. This means, that I have to begin partition at: LBA0+LBA1+LBA2+LBA3 = 512*4 = 2048B or LBA0 to ...