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What is `/dev/sda0`? Is it a standard thing?

I’m not aware of /dev/sda0 ever being a standard device name, even on other Unix systems. And as far as I can tell, references to sda0 are likely mistakes rather than indications of a custom setup. ...
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What is `/dev/sda0`? Is it a standard thing?

I've seen this, on a system without udev, one for which mknod would not second-guess you (I used a system for awhile where putting in the wrong major+minor was fixed by makenod somehow), and using the ...
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What is `/dev/sda0`? Is it a standard thing?

It's not clear whether your question is Linux-specific, but in case not, a FreeBSD system would regard /dev/da0 as the first disk drive on the system, at least for SCSI (and USB) drives, and perhaps ...
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How to delete entire directory fast in under 1 hour that contains millions of files and nearly 18TB of data?

If there's nothing else important on the filesystem then just re-format it. As always with anything potentially destructive, be extremely careful and check (and double- and triple-check) your command ...
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Reclaim space on volume for bootable partition

the free space is in the after of nvme0n1p3, not between nvme0n1p2 and nvme0n1p3. To spare nvme0n1p2, you need to First swapoff and remove nvme0n1p3 (swap). Then extent nvme0n1p2 (/). Then recreate ...
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Is it possible to create a MULTIBOOT USB with Kali + persistence?

Ventoy is a fantastic option, and it sounds like you might be halfway there already with setting up a drive. Have you tried Ventoy's configuration tool, Plugson? It's browser-based and runs on your ...
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What are the detriments of not setting MSFTDATA flag when making a exFAT partition?

This is not a flag per se, this is a GUID associated with Microsoft basic data partition on a GPT partitioned disk.
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What is `/dev/sda0`? Is it a standard thing?

The short answer is no. The interface promises between kernel and userspace does not include the device numbers. it may be any numerical value and may even differ when you reboot to a newer kernel. ...
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How to quickly reformat a partition to effectively empty the disk?

HDDs are generally not (as) affected (as SSDs) by the amount of data you're writing. It's considered a good practice to write zeros to your entire partition when creating a new one. Why? It will ...
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How to quickly reformat a partition to effectively empty the disk?

You can erase the superblock of the partition very easily to fool mkfs into thinking there is no filesystem: $ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdd1 bs=1k count=2 If you then re-run your sudo mkfs ...
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