Questions tagged [partition-table]

a table describing partitions on a disk

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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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Fdisk in interactive mode

A few months ago, I had done a .sh script that used: fdisk image.img <<EOF o n +64M a 1 t 6 n w EOF It worked a few months ago. Now (a few updates later), it fails: Command (m for help): ...
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Effect of GUID changes and partition tables on data

I am repairing a computer for someone that has two distinct disks. Populated and partitioned as follows: is filled with multiple Operating systems on multiple partitions is an internal data drive ...
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Can I reclaim “unrecoverable partition” on storage device (RAID set) - no data recovery required

I would like to know if I can reclaim all of my storage. I do not need to recover data, I am free to be as invasive as I need to be. Situation: two controllers, each with eight disks, two RAID sets (...
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A basic query about Linux partitioning

I'm trying to understand the partition table of my MTK-6572 based android smartphone (Karbonn-A35). The idea is to enlarge the internal Storage partition (mounted as /data) and correspondingly shrink ...
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What are the differences between the various partition tables?

When I am looking to create a new partition table, I have the following options: aix amiga bsd dvh gpt mac msdos pc98 sun loop The default in gparted appears to be msdos which I guess is an 'MBR' ...
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Redefining partitions from Ubuntu live usb

I created an Ubuntu live usb: $ dd if=/path/to/ubuntu.iso of=/dev/sdb I installed my distro. Now I want to turn my usb back for a normal storing use. $ lsblk sdb 8:16 1 15G 0 disk ├─...
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linux: Class10 SD card different device and block device size

A have a brand new 16GB class 10 SD card and produce a very strange behavior. After I attached the the card with an USB SD-Card reader, the device appeared as /dev/sdb. I tried to copy a 2GB raw image ...
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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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How do I expand a file system to fill a partition?

As shown in the picture below, I've created partitions on two 32GB devices: an SD-card, and a flash usb stick. I intended to create file systems using the entire partition in each case, yet somehow I'...
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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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Where is the space from LVM partitions?

Additionally, output from my df -h command and fdisk -l command. Where and how could I utilize space from my /dev/sda4 and /dev/sda5 partitions? I suspect /dev/mapper/fedora-root to be my LVM ...
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alignment of extended partitions

I read an article on aligning file-systems on partitions and this said that: When manipulating MBR disks, be aware that the alignment of extended partitions is unimportant. These partitions hold ...
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How can I manipulate a partition table file without fdisk checking the validity of it?

I'm creating an image in memory (/tmp is a tmpfs): $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/sdcard.img bs=512 count=3147775 It's supposed to hold a partition table and the first 3 partitions of a device $ losetup ...
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FreeBSD complains “invalid partition table”—still boots

I've recently installed FreeBSD 12.1 on my Dell Precision M4800 with ZFS as the root file system. The operating system is installed on an mSATA SSD, a 2½″-HDD is installed, too. On startup, the system ...
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Check if partitions are aligned properly for performance?

I just created a GPT disk label for the entire space on my hard disk (/dev/sda) like so: # parted (parted) select /dev/sda (parted) mklabel gpt Warning: The existing disk label on /dev/sda will be ...
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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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xenix (sysv) file system doesn't support since kernel 2.1.21

xenix filesystem equvalent sysv filesystem, man mount says: Note that,cohorent, sysv and xenix are equvalent and that xenix amd cohorent will be removed at some point in future use sysv instead. ...
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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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