Questions tagged [partition]

Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as partitions, to treat one physical disk drive as if it were multiple disks.

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How to interpret fdisk output?

How does one interpret fdisk -l output. I've included a sample output based on an image with my "best guesses", and then show the output based on the device which was used to create the image. ...
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Fedora 25 medialess installation

Trying to install Fedora 25 on my laptop. I was still running an old Fedora 20. However, I can't burn a DVD and I don't have access to a USB media either. So, I tried with this method . It works ...
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LVM - Recovering from partition table corruption

I accidentally deleted a partition on a physical disk that was involved in an LVM system. I tried using testdisk's analyse feature to find the LVM partition, but it couldn't locate it. Should I invest ...
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LVM Encrypted Partition without Partition Table

I have the following Problem. My Laptop is fully encrypted with LVM I know the Passphrase, but the partition table is broken. I booted from an USB Stick in this Case sdb1. Is there any hope to get /...
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chromeos - failed to read partition table

I am trying to install archlinux natively on my chromebook. I am following the instructions here, however when I try to create a new disk label for GPT localhost ~ # parted /dev/mmcblk1 mklabel gpt ...
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ext2fs_open2: Bad magic number in super-block

I'm trying to resize a Linux partition, but after tweaking a lot with this disk I don't know If I have totally corrupted it. Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdd1 * ...
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Linux drive not being read anywhere

I installed Manjaro Linux on my new 128GB M.2 SSD. It was all working fine for a week or so. I was then deleting some large files (4+GB) from another 2TB HDD. Each of these deletions took about a ...
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Mounting old cyrillic HFS partition in modern Linux

I'm looking for an easiest way to transfer files to my old Macintosh LCII (to avoid messing with floppies or CD burning). I figured that I can probably get its old SCSI harddrive to mount on my modern ...
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Expanding root partition CentOS 6 With using fdisk

I am trying to expand the root partition on a VM which is not using LVM and I do not have (nor want to try and create then use) a disk to boot from. As such I followed what I felt was the logical ...
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Problems with file system

I created a partition with EXT4 file system and when I'm writing in this partition frequently the Kernel return the following error: Jan 01 01:17:54 infobuffer360 kernel: r7:c0561280 Jan 01 01:17:54 ...
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Replicate a complex partition structure with LUKS and LVM volumes

I have two external hard discs on an OpenSUSE 13.1 system. On one I have created a partition structure: An encrypted LVM partition (LUKS) Several volumes (10) on this LVM partition, some formatted ...
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Linux boot with broken partition

I have two ext partition on my linux One for / And one for /home I wanted to reduce (with this method) the home partition (which was only something like 10% filled) to create a new partition for ...
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How to migrate existing linux system to LVM partitioning

I want to migrate my system to LVM. My current setup is the following: Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors Units = ...
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Multiple Linux or Unix Distributions, Same Home Partition or Data?

To avoid conflicts I have always installed multiple Linux and Unix distributions each with it's own home partion or directory, and in the era of 3TB hard drives this is often very practical; I also do ...
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partitions problem with Debian Squeeze and Windows 7 (Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary)

I have just installed Debian Squeeze in a hard disk where also Windows 7 is installed. Now, if I run cfdisk, I get the following message: "FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 3: Partition ends in the ...
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Can I enlarge a RAID partition?

I have an OpenSUSE 42.3 system with a RAID5 (mdadm) made out of four discs (2 2TB and 2 3TB). I'm growing the RAID by replacing the 2TB discs with larger ones. The 3TB discs have only 2TB partitions ...
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Change the start of a partition with parted?

How can I change the start location of a partition using parted or similar tool? It looks like you can only change the end location of partitions but that doesn't seem right. https://www.gnu.org/...
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EXT4 app2sd link2sd partition repair with bad superblock . Partition cannot be mounted on Android but will mount RW w/ su on Linux Live

I have a 128gb micro sd formatted as ext4 10gb for app2sd 2nd ext4 partition ( p2 ) on my Android 6 phone . All my apps ( 80%) stay on that ext4 partition . Now app2sd cant load this partition - "...
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Boot time has drastically increased after restoring partition

I have made a backup of my Linux Mint Xfce partition and I have restored it (all with "Disks" - gnome-disks) twice. (More here). The partition includes all the system (no separate partitions between /...
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Resizing partitions for EC2 FreeBSD instance without reboot

I modified the volume size for a partition on AWS Console and it does not show up in gpart show. It does show up after the reboot. I didn't have to reboot an Ubuntu instance to resize. Am I missing ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu and Phoenix OS

I have recently installed Remix OS (A version of Android x86 modded for use on the desktop) alongside Ubuntu 14.04 using this guide. It consisted of extracting the files from the ISO, pasting them ...
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Partition “X” does not start on physical sector boundary

After rund fdisk -l in my terminal I got this error message to /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda5. Than I run parte align optimal on this two partition with this error. All partition now have the same ...
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How to increase the root partition in embedded Linux with fdisk and resize2fs when root partition is in between two important partition

I am using DE0-Nano-SoC / Atlas board. The connection to this board is through the Putty running in host computer.I have a problem to increase the root partition. root@socfpga:~# fdisk -l Disk /dev/...
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How GRUB determines the Linux root partition that it pass to the kernel with “root=”?

When the GRUB bootloader boots Linux, it pass the name of the root partition (where /sbin/init is) to the kernel through the root= kernel parameter in order for the initrd to be able to mount the real ...
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I am not jailing my users well in VSFTPD (CentOS7)?

I have installed vsftpd and it is working properly, but my problem remains in that I only want to use the /ftp partition, and I have added to the end of the /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf file this: ...
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Recover Mac partition

While troubleshooting a faulty partition on a Macbook, I accidentally wrote a new partition table using Testdisk (from a bootable USB running Ubuntu). I forgot to backup original table! The data ...
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Backup GPT table is corrupt. Fix will disappear at reboot

My recently installed ubuntu 16.04 system is not behaving correctly (does not boot). I did check the status of the hard drives using fdisk and I discovered that somehow the backup GPT table is corrupt....
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Linux Mint 18 keeps booting to initramfs even after multiple reinstalls

Update: I have successfully repaired my Mint installation using the Super GRUB2 Disk, and can now boot into all my operating systems successfully. Once I was in Mint, I updated everything that needed ...
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set partition bootable with gdisk GPT

Using GPT, how do I set this disk: sda1 ext3 FUJITSUMHV2080B so that the partition is bootable? Or, do I need to reformat using the install disk?
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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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How to install Linux from live to normal on the same drive?

My PC has 2 HDs (sda, sdb) And I also have a 1TB hard drive which is connected by USB (sdc) I installed a live Linux distro (Fedora) on one of the partitions on sdc. It works nice but after I reboot ...
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recover lvm formatted partition

I had 2 old drives having LVM installed showing as 1 drive. They were attached by the datacenter to the new server to migrate data but they weren't able to be mounted I tried everything possible until ...
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Recover from interrupted partition move

So, I was trying to shift my (NTFS) data partition to the right to accommodate expanding my boot partition. I was using gparted on a Fedora 20 live USB; about 230/560 GB in I closed my laptop, ...
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How can I let high priority processes continue when low priority processes are causing free memory to be low

Ok I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this. It is more of a 'why not' question than a 'how to' one (assumption is that it isn't/can't be done). Why don't we allow RAM to be partitioned ...
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Installing Arch Linux on SD Card - Problem Writing Partition Table

I've been trying to install Arch Linux onto an SD card to use plugged into my macbook. Currently, I've booted into the installation media on a usb key and I'm trying to write the GPT partition table ...
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About dev mapping of partitions

New Linux user. Today had bright idea of making a backup of two partitions on an sd card to another sd card already in use. Did this: shrunk partition on backup sd, thus creating unallocated space, ...
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recover lvm after loosing partition table

On one of my hard drives had a few physical volumes/partitions and lvm on them. And then I lost partition table. I still have files from /etc/lvm/* how can I recover my data?
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CentOS 5.6 expand ext4 partition , have steps but parted shows as ext3

I have a Adaptec 5805 HW RAID card with a 6.3 TB RAID-6 array (partitioned via Parted GPT, all of which is formatted as ext4 on CentOS 5.6). I want to expand this to 7.5GB and from reading these are ...
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Dual boot Linux partition scheme with encryption

I am trying to figure out how I should encrypt my machine. I am reorganizing and will have two 500GB drives. I am setting up a dual boot system (both linux). My prospective partition scheme: sda: /...
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Can't install Ubuntu because pc keeps shutting down

I can't install Ubuntu because during the "copying files" my PC powers off. I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI on my Windows 8.1 32-bit PC. I made a new partition with 15.9GB, (I don't know if I ...
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How to find hidden partition of a USB in linux

I have a USB, which has a protected partition. I think this USB has hidden partitions, which I can't see them. $ fdisk -l /dev/sdb: You must set cylinders. You can do this from the extra functions ...
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Resize /home on CentOS vmware guest

I have a new vmware guest, let's say I want to extend it from 100 GB to 300 GB My question is how to insert all the 200gb into /home? Where can I start? df -h displays:
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Lost access to grub after installation of Peppermint 4

I have installed peppermint 4 but after restarting it, the grub menu didn't show up and now it boots straight into Windows. I went back into peppermint by using "Try out Peppermint" option from the ...
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Block Devices & Partitions

I partitioned a microSD card (mmcblk1) into two partitions mmcblk1p1 and mmcblk1p2. If use a dedicated card reader I am able to see the entire SD card and its partitions using various disk management ...
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Tool to reduce a partition's size and create a new one from the command-line

At the moment I don't have any free space: (parted) mkpart Partition type? primary/extended? primary File system type? [ext2]? ext4 Start? 60G End? 62.9G Warning: You requested a partition from 60....
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How to setup KVM partitions?

I am a complete beginner at Linux. I'm trying to install SolusVM/KVM on a server with one 500 GB HD and one 256 SSD. SolusVM has a script on the site to download and install automatically, but how ...
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Setup Cloudmin on Centos installed in LVM

I installed CentOS 6 with default LVM partition pattern. according to this pattern Can I use Cloudmin and store KVM Disks in LVM as Logical Volume? I think Cloudmin requires creating new logical ...
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WD MyBook 3TB - Gparted failed & HDD partitions recovery?

I have this new WD MyBook external HDD (USB 3.0/2.0); I created 3 partitions, all of them ext3 type (~1 TB | ~1 TB | ~750 GB) I loaded lots of files all the partitions were like ~30% full on each, ...
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Broken LVM Physical volume after resizing partition

I bought a new larger SSD to replace my old one. The old one has 3 partitions, 2 for booting and a third (last) one with LVM2 on LUKS. I did the following to migrate: dd the contents of the old drive ...
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How to add same Ubuntu operating system as backup to GRUB?

I have 4 partitions on my hard disk: 15 GB Ubuntu OS (mounted to /) - sda 2 15 GB Backup (not mounted) - sda 3 505 MB Grub (/boot/efi) - sda 1 89 GB GB Data (mount /data) - sda 4 For LTS updates, e....