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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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Partition mounting/resizing failed to read last sector?

After a failed resizing operation, mount operation is failing with: Failed to read last sector (718198764): Invalid argument The partition is not accessible with Gparted and other GUI tools. How can ...
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Fully encrypted Linux Mint install over multiple drives

I want to fully encrypt a fresh install of Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.X, including the boot-loader. I need a fully secure system. My current setup is as follows, which is pretty much how I'd like the ...
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Resizing home partition on debian 10

This question is a continuation of this question : Resize debian10 home partition (I market that question as answered becouse I coul resize home partition with gparted but I want to do this in command ...
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Add OS/partition to encrypted disk using Logical Volume Manager, Debian 10 (Buster)

I installed Debian 10, using the boot disk to encrypt the entire disk, and create a logical volume manager. Now I would like to install a completely separate instance of Debian. However, when I ...
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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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How to merge lvm

I don't know what my colleague exactly did but I know that he was trying to increase the size of LVM. For now I can see such an output after executing the command lsblk: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE ...
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How to increase LVM partition

I'm using RHEL7 and here is my partition: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT fd0 2:0 1 4K 0 disk sda 8:0 0 100G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 1G ...
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Combine two block disks

I have an SSD which GParted shows it having two devices (dev/sdb and dev/sdc). How do I combine the two devices into one?
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UEFI only recognizes /dev/sda, but not /dev/sda2, as bootable

I have two bootable partitions, /dev/sda and /dev/sda2. However, when I restart my PC the UEFI bootsystem only recognizes the /dev/sda partition. How do I fix this? I set the boot and esp flags to /...
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Debian Extending Primary (root) partition without data loss [closed]

I have a VM with Debian installed on it. I want to extend the primary partition without losing data. Here is output of sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sda: 34.2 GiB, 36700160000 bytes, 71680000 sectors Disk ...
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Setting physical and logical partition types when setting up mount points?

I'm new to Linux and I need help with understanding partition types when setting up mount points. So I'm doing a project where I have to set up mount points for: /boot /var /home swap /tmp / So far, ...
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Installing Ubuntu as dual-boot without previous partitioning

My previous operating system was a Windows 8.1 with two virtual partitions (C: and D:) and it got a Black Screen of Death after the logon. Running commands like msconfig at this point was possible, ...
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Reduce swap memory size and increase RAM access?

I'm on an Arch Linux machine running KDE Plasma desktop environment. I have 16GB of physical RAM installed in my machine. I had 8GB swap memory and apparently have access to 8GB of RAM. I wanted to ...
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Merge Allocated Space with Unallocated space in Gparted

I have a dual booted machine (Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon and Windows 10) and am looking to allocate space from Windows to Linux. I have already removed space from my C:\ and D:\ Drive without any issues,...
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Installation (UEFI) of Archbang: partitioning and grub2

tl;rd: I have a used Lenovo Ideapad 110S. I want to install archbang on it. Right now, it runs with Ubuntu. I already installed archbang once on this machine. The problem is in the installation ...
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Trouble with size of partition (too small) after cloning disk/OS from USB flash drive to SSD

So, I have a Chromebook with two USB ports, a 128gb USB drive with my ideal Linux set up on it (Ubuntu 18.04, i3-gaps, other specific visual customizations) and an external/portable 500gb SSD that I ...
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Increase “System Reserved” partition

The goal is to expand a Windows 7 SSD System Reserved Partition from 39MB and add 500MB to the partition. I was able to reduce the size of the C:\ partition by 500 GB using Window's native diskmgmt....
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Resize debian10 home partition

I am trying to resize home partition (after i made the swap partition smaller) in debian 10. Resizing swap partition was easy, to do this i use these commands : swapoff -a fdisk /dev/sda After ...
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PV on LVM Partition inside a dm-crypt container

I am trying to set up LVM on LUKS. Here is what I did: head -c 100M /dev/zero > test-file losetup /dev/loop0 test-file cryptsetup luksFormat /dev/loop0 cryptsetup open /dev/loop0 cryptlvm gdisk /...
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How to recover filesystem and physical size mismatch

I was trying to shrink my home partition. I followed this ArchWiki article for that. According to this I first resized my filesystem using resize2fs and then resized my physical device using parted. ...
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How do I manually change the Partition Type GUID

I did a Stupid thing without thinking first. I resized my dual boot Mac partition while in Windows. Consequently, the resized Mac partition while still there cannot be read. I can scan for files. ...
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Changing label type in Arch Linux cfdisk

I'm trying to install Arch Linux on a disk which was previously partitioned. The Disklabel type is automatically set to gpt. I need to change it to dos. How can I do it?
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Can a disk partition have another nested inside it?

I am trying to better understand disks, partitions, and partition tables (mbr vs gpt). In the process I checked the disks on one of my machines (single boot ubuntu 20.04), and found that all of my ...
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Help with partitioning scheme for new Kubuntu dual boot

I have a 256 GB SSD and a 1TB HDD in my laptop. I want to dual-boot Kubuntu 20.04 with Windows 10. Please explain what exactly do /var and /tmp do, because I need to do some web developing and want to ...
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Using LVM, can I mirror one large volume against several smaller ones?

I have one very large (physical) disk and many smaller ones. Using Logical Volume Management's builtin mirroring functions, is it possible to achieve one very large mirrored logical volume that, on a ...
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How to repair Windows Bootmanager after formatting boot-loader partition during Linux Installation?

Due to a GPU upgrade, today I reinstalled my Linux (Pop_!OS with nvidia driver) on my dual boot configuration alongside Windows 10. It is a GPT style NVMe disk. Doing so, I think that I accidentally ...
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Kubuntu takes more than 2 minutes to boot!

Okay... so I did something which I was probably not supposed to do. I have a 256 GB SSD. GParted from a live Kubuntu CD showed that I have 16gb of unallocated space. I wanted to add it to the root ...
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Clear unused space in KVM Virtual Machine

I have a sparse Virtual Machine. When I boot VM and df I get this /dev/sda1 98G 3.4G 90G 4% / When I check size of qcow2 image ls -sh 6.2G Image.qcow2 Image size should be 3.4G like used ...
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resize home partition and take from root partition to increase home space

here is my partitions lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,LABEL,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT NAME FSTYPE LABEL SIZE MOUNTPOINT sdb 9.1T ├─sdb1 swap 16G [SWAP] ├─sdb2 ext3 512M /boot ├─sdb3 ...
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dd: unrecognized operand when flashing kernel to partition during installation of arch linux

If this is the wrong place to ask, please tell me where to ask. I am currently following this tutorial. I had issues with step 10, so I found a different mirror link to install. I am now on step 11. ...
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How do I merge my current kali partition with a recently created one that I added on seperate HDD?

My primary kali partition is running low on space and I have formatted a 1TB HDD with an EXT4 file system and a GPT partition table. I am wanting to merge the two together. They are on two seperate ...
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fdisk -l vs df -h partition confusion

I understand that the command fdisk -l should show the different partitions on a disk, and df -h shows the mounted file systems. In my case when I run fdisk -l , I get this : Device Boot Start ...
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Why do Linux split the select partition into /live and /home?

When I' installing Fedora(Using automatic partitioning) on a ~140 GB unallocated space, it creates the following partitions: And what it seems like, I'm only able to use the /home partition(For ...
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Cannot Boot from Drive with Bootable Partition

I am working on developing my own, minimal Linux Distro. I have successfully compiled the kernel and set up GRUB to boot it. I have a drive /dev/sda. On partition 1 of that (64M), I have the GRUB ...
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unnecessary partition mounted

Every time I boot up or log in, a partition gets mounted on the Desktop that is not needed. In the boot messages (/var/log/messages) I see a line like this: kernel: [224694.426188] EXT4-fs (sda4): ...
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Pop!_OS installer not recognizing partition

I'm trying to configure a dual boot on my PC with Windows 10 and Pop!_OS. So I partitioned my SSD for the Pop!_OS /boot (500 MB) and my HD with 100 GB for / through Windows 10 partition software: But ...
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How do I recover the partition table on linux raid

I have a Linux raid (those md device), it only contains one drive, and it has a btrfs patition on it. I accidently do the following thing: fdisk /dev/md126 I didn't see the warning The old btrfs ...
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Deleting partition without ruining grub

The question is probably stupid but since I'm a linux noob I want to make sure I won't lose anything important. So, I've got a 512gb ssd. First i had just one partition with Ubuntu and recently I ...
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Merge partitions in linux without losing data

I'm on CentOS 7. I have data in vdb2. In vdb3, vdd and vde I don't have data. Is it possible to merge all 4 partitions and assign one mount point (/data1) without losing data? [user@hbase2 ~]$ lsblk ...
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To avoid wearing out SD card containing the OS, is it better to have two partitions on an external solid state drive (OS + storage)?

Just to say, I have posted this question on the Raspberry Pi stack exchange, but I think it is a general Linux question (at least on the basic level to which my own knowledge extends), and that people ...
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How is it possible to navigate to a location which doesn't show up through “lsblk”?

I'm on RHEL 7. lsblk provides the output below. [root@integrator7 /]# lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT fd0 2:0 1 4K ...
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SSD/HDD RAID 1 Partitioning scheme

I've setup a small debian+postgresql+nginx server for a ERP application i've designed for my small business. I have two hard drives: Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 ...
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NTFS not mounted partition

After installing Linux one of the drivers became NTFS--Not mounted and I tried ntfsfix and 3g but It didn't work.
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How to re-pack jffs2 filesystem?

I have a device that I can see in init.d scripts that in /dev/mtdblock5` there is a jffs2 filesystem, I want to change there some files and then pack it back. I following those steps: Copy this ...
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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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I get a “No root file system is defined” error when choosing a partition to install Linux Mint

When I select a partition to install Linux I get that error. I want to dual-boot Windows with Linux. I’ve selected ext4 and /boot and that, so I don’t know what’s wrong. Does anyone know what the ...
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Backup Clone Bootable USB Thumb To Slightly Smaller USB Thumb

I have a bootable USB Linux thumb that I want to backup to have a safety copy. The thumb is a UEFI 64GB drive with several partitions; 1) FAT32 2) ext4 (boot) 3) linux-swap 4) FAT32. I bought ...
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Installing Kubuntu with Manual Partitioning & Encryption

I'm trying to install Kubuntu 20.04 with LVM encryption on a dual-boot machine. Previously, I'd done this on Mint per these simple steps. In brief, all you have to do setup your partitions manually ...
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Is there a way to monitor progress of a btrfs resize?

I'm shrinking a large btrfs partition using btrfs filesystem resize -xxxx /mountpoint. The resize progress is really slow, is there anything like a progress bar?
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Facing an error while trying to boot windows 10

i have been facing a problem lately. I wanted to create a partition of 100 GB on ubuntu only. Which i did but then for some reason i have been facing this error while trying to boot windows 10. the ...

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