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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Fix MBR after installing Windows on Linux partition

I have a server with two disks (each with a single ext4 partition): lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 223.6G 0 disk └─sda1 8:1 0 223.6G 0 part / sdb 8:16 ...
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Mounting temporary swap partition on boot

I bought some SanDisk 16GB U100 SSD's off of eBay and discovered that they had a peculiar problem; they act like RAM in that they can be partitioned/formatted/etc., all test come back positive, and if ...
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Expanding Debian system partition

I'm new at Linux and I don't understand how disk partition works, I have a VM with litle space with Debian 9 installed on it, and a drive of 100 Go, and I want to configure it as a LAMP web server. I ...
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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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Synapse launcher: what is the difference between the `locate` command and the simple search?

I love Synapse in Xfce and want to know more about improving its use. I use it to restart, logout or shutdown, launch applications, access files and folders. I have been trying to fix a few ...
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I wanted to fix my hard drive bad sectors but it keep saying I/O error inreturn

So, I was messing up the Windows paging value and accidentally set it to 30Gb and made my PC blue screen. Then I can no longer boot into Windows or GNU/Linux (I have dual boot setup). Luckily I still ...
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I can't move /var folder to other partition

I am trying to move the /var folder to another (bigger) partition but I get stuck on the error message device or resource busy I have done every step such as creating a new mount for the new ...
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Cannot extend partition

I am running out of space on the hard drive I am using for an AWS Ubuntu instance. df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 488M 0 488M 0% /dev tmpfs ...
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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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What format should I use to define a location on a separate volume when choosing where to output data? [on hold]

Let's assume that I have two mounted volumes - /dev/volume1 (my primary installation partition), and /dev/volume2 (a larger disk). I have an application that asks me where I'd like to store its ...
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Resize root partition

So here, i have my kali root partition as /dev/sda5 and I had an unallocated space before, so I formatted it to ext4 as /dev/sda8. Now I want to extend my root partition with this one. How can I ...
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Wrong sector size in NVMe

I bought a new NVMe SSD (SB-ROCKET-256) and installed Arch using gdisk for partioning. In theory, this SSD doesn't support 512e and I think the physical size should be 4096, am I wrong? How do I set ...
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How to structure my Ubuntu installation and partitioning on SSD + HDD system

I have a laptop with 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD. I want to optimize my installation and plan for good partitioning. I have 16GB of RAM and I believe that is more than enough for my development work and I ...
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Resize safely root LVM

I have a LV (Logical Volume) composed of 5 PVs (Physical Volumes). Each PV is large 100GB so the total is 500GB. The root partition is mounted on this LV and only 250GB are used. I must remove at ...
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Aren't There a Maximum Recommended Size Of Given Home Partition? [closed]

Going to format some free space in ext4 file system, but currently in doubt about its size. Aren't there a maximum recommended size for it? Something like a good manner, for example: "home ...
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Formatting a problematic USB Drive

So, today I partitioned my 8GB USB stick in 2 partitions (5-3 GB). In the 3GB partition I launched the dd if=/path/to/file of=/dev/sdcX; sync command (like written in the Debian site) to copy the ...
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Merge two partitions from different dev/sdb on USB

So I have a Kubuntu installation on my USB but the problem was that I formatted/split the disk space wrongly. This caused my Linux installation to have almost no disk space to use while my leftover ...
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Gparted: Cannot create extended partition

I am unable to create an extended partition on my disk in Gparted: the option is greyed out! I resized the primary partition on the disk to leave some unallocated space, and I wanted to make the ...
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default boot device missing or boot failed after destroying GPT data

I was trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 parallel to Windows 10. I was unable to find any of the partions while installing ubuntu and I came across this answer. I tried the steps mentioned by Walid Ammou. ...
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Surface Pro 6 partitioning for NixOS Linux installation

The partitioning looks like the following: I know that I got only 1 SSD of ~1 TB by checking with Speccy: So it seems that in the partitioning above that PhysicalDrive0 and PhysicalDrive1 together ...
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how do i recreate this msdos extended partition layout

I want to use parted on a new disk to create this layout. I saved this info a while ago and now need to recreate on a new disk. can this be done with parted ? Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB ...
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change partition label keeping filesystem

doing lsblk -o type,name,label,partlabel LABEL is at the partition level, and is set via mkfs -L <label> when creating the file system, it is this one used in fstab for mounting PARTLABEL can ...
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can't install Pop OS. Gparted not showing partitions from HDD

Ok, so I made an usb with Pop OS and I wanted to install it on my HDD because I already have Win10 on my SSD. All was goot till I've had to select Modify partition it shows my HDD but with some error. ...
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How do you make a disk partition in linux [closed]

Looking for an ideal process to make a new partition on a disk with... recognizing the need to identify the correct disk(s) out of many that may be installed identifying necessary steps needed from ...
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Should I define a separate partition to share files with Windows?

Windows10 / Linux Mint dual boot. Usually, when I needed to exchange files between the two OSs, I'd boot Linux (since it sees Windows partitions out of the box), then mount the Windows partition, ...
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disk partitioning gui RHEL CentOS 7

question: should it be /dev/sdb that is mounted or /dev/sdb1 that is mounted when dealing with disks other than your operating system disk? My issue is that with the Utilities - Disks from the ...
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Root partiton size on Mint 19.2

I want to install Linux Mint 19.2 (Cinnamon DE). My laptop has a 96GB ssd plus a 1TB hdd. Of course my intention is to boot from ssd , so the '/' partition will go there, but here is the point: should ...
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Merge contiguous partitions /swap, /var, /tmp, /home in a single one on Debian 10

I did wrong when I installed my first Debian 9 that is now a Debian 10, and chosen a : /home partition with 180 Gb /var partition with 10 Gb, too small /tmp partition with 2 Gb, too small I am bored ...
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How do I boot a partition I mounted before? [closed]

I have an partition which is bootable. I want to boot it in Linux so I can run commands in it. How is this possible?
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How to create a logical partition?

While installing Linux, I created three partition, primary for efi, logical for ext4 and swap. when I enter in gparted, I saw that my ex4 is primary, a lock beside the partition. how can it be fixed?
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GParted - expand main Debian partition into freespace

I'm trying to expand my main linux partition from a Debian install, /dev/sda1 into the 7gb unallocated free space. Normally I would just use the resize feature in GParted but because the free-space ...
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parted: resizefs -1s did not work but resizefs -100% works

I'm trying to resize the GPT partition to the end of disk (SD card) using following: $ sudo parted -s /dev/sdg -- resizepart 8 -1s But I got the following error Error: Unable to satisfy all ...
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Dual Boot - Mounting Windows partition from Linux issues (Windows is hibernated)

Yes, this type of question has been asked multiple times - however, I have a different scenario since one way works through GNOME, but another doesn't (from the CLI). Until now, to conveniently ...
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Merge active partition (Manjaro) with unallocated partition using KDE partition manager?

I'm new to working with Manjaro and Linux in general. Over time with my experiments, I've created a lot of partitions. Now I ended up in the simple scenario in which I have 2 partitions which I want ...
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Newly created partition number

I'm writing a program (in java) that slices a clean device onto a set of partitions, using parted mkpart to create the partitions. In order to create a next partition, I want to know a partition ...
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How to avoid borg to cross filesystem boundaries

I am looking for a way to backup one filesystem by borg and I do not want it to following mount points to another partitions. A mechanism like the flag -x in rsync. I feel that I missed something ...
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How to move /home to a new partition fedora

I am new on linux, I have windows 10 and Fedora dual booted on my laptop. I finished the space in the /home folder and I am trying to resolve this problem. I allocated a free space on my disk to ...
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Cannot see partitions in fdisk utility

I've been struggling with this couple of hours now. Deleted all existing partitions and created a new one on (virtually unmounted) removable USB media using: $ sudo fdisk /dev/sdb1 Command (m for ...
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How to recover a partition that disappeared

I have a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian and two USB drives: /dev/sda and /dev/sdb They each have a partition (LUKS partition sda1 and regular ext4 partition sdb1, respectively labeled DRIVE1 and DRIVE2). ...
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Ubuntu KDE Partition Manage, how to use deleted windows partition unallocated memory?

EDIT: attached is the fdisk output! My system has about 300 gigs of unallocated space which you cant see in the terminal output. Using KDE Partition Manager on Ubuntu, I 'shredded' my windows ...
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Will adding data to a hdd that already has data on it using the “dd” command overwrite the pre-existing data?

Will adding data to a hdd that already has data on it, by using the "dd" command, overwrite that pre-existing data? I do NOT want to overwrite any data. Data is being copied over from 1 hdd to another ...
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How to resize a partition to its maximum capacity after partitioning it to half of its capacity?

After cloning a 1TB hdd "TO" a 2TB hdd, in which the 2TB hdd is now only 1TB... The following format will not allow me to resize it properly, to its max capacity. Seems as though it won't get resized ...
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What is 'File System' partition and how to free space on it?

There's File System and there's Home in My Computer on Linux Mint. I understand that File System holds system files etc., home is for personalised data. What gets me is that when I open File System ...
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Is it possible to expand the partition created on Ubuntu trial (live USB) flash drive?

Yesterday I created a Live USB Ubuntu boot flash drive (16GB) and booted up with no problems. It runs great on my i7, 8GB laptop. Android Studio Test I'm attempting to test running Android Studio ...
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KDE Partition Manager wrongly reporting disk usage for Btrfs RAID 0

Am I doing something wrong or is there a reason why KDE Partition Manager does not report correctly the memory disk usage of the devices I am using for a Btrfs RAID 0? jose@gentoo ~ % sudo btrfs ...
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Is my system using UEFI?

I'm installing Gentoo Linux & I don't know if my system uses UEFI or BIOS. ls /sys/firmware on live cd shows no UEFI file/directory(even after mounting my boot partition) so I conclude that it's ...
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Cannot create xfs filesystem on second partition created on a hard drive

I am running CentOS 7. I have a hard drive, /dev/sdc. I have created the first partition /dev/sdc1 (by using fdisk) where I mounted an ext4 filesystem. Everything is OK. Then I have created a second ...
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What is the difference between using “of=/dev/sdX” and “of=/dev/sdXY” in dd

First of all, this question is NOT the duplicate of this one, which compares lower-case "sdx" with mixed-case "sdX". Back to the question. If I have a formatted memory stick which is composed of only ...
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How to boot my server by a live Ubuntu while the only access to this server is ssh connection

I have bought additional disk space for my VPS, which is running Ubuntu 16.04. to add the unallocated space to the root partition, I do think I have to boot the system by a live media to be able to ...
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Is it possible to resize MTD partitions at runtime?

I have a very specific need: to partially replace the content of a flash and to move MTD partition boundaries. Current map is: u-boot 0x000000 0x040000 u-boot-env 0x040000 0x010000 kernel ...