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Installing Debian 7.6.0 on Lenovo Y50

I was trying to install Debian on my new laptop: a Lenovo Y50 64bit running Windows 8. I got together with a friend and installed Debian in his computer first and had no problems. However I've tried ...
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How to move unlocated space out of the extended partition

I got his partition scheme: I want to give the unlocated space to /dev/sda1 (my system partition) from /dev/sda2 my extended partition. To reach that, I think i must move out the unlocated space ...
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What Linux partitions must be bootable?

Specifically regarding / and /boot partitions. What dictates a Linux partition be bootable (requiring a bootable flag)?
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How do I repair an SD card whose partition format cannot be recognized?

I have a 2GB SD card that was reportedly unreadable on several digital cameras and computers, and I need to get data from it. When I put it in my Mac using a card reader and check Disk Utility or use ...
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Replaced a RAID 10 drive on my Debian server - what do I do next?

I have 4 x 3TB drives in a RAID 10 array. One failed, so is now removed. /proc/mdstat Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10] md127 : active ...
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Trying to dual boot Windows 8 and Debian Jessie, No EFI partition was found

I read that someone asked this question, and this was answered by ChrisR, Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Jessie in the point 5 of his answer he says: " Make sure that for your EFI boot ...
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Partitioning disk to install debian

I am trying to install Debian 7.5.0 LXDE, using Graphical mode. I have some experience with installing Linux systems from before, I did it couple times with Ubuntu versions (Ubuntu, Xubutnu and ...
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Move a current debian installation to a new harddrive without re-installing

Forgive me if this has been answered but after a search at least I couldn't find one that handles my case. Feel free to link if it has been answered. I currently have a 750GB drive with the following ...
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GRUB unknown filesystem error after managing Windows 7 partitions

I'm using Debian and Windows 7 located on one HDD, in dual boot. Windows 7 had two partitions (system partition C: and general-use partition G:). Recently I've cut the G partition in size and created ...
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Windows 7 partition disappeared from hard drive

I had a windows 7 and Debian 7 install and I've been using the computer fine for almost a year. A couple weeks ago I tried to load Windows and realized the boot option in grub was missing. After ...
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Move swap partition

How can I move swap (sda5) partition in my Debian 7 from main SSD disk to second HDD? lsblk output NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sdb 8:16 0 931.5G 0 disk ├─sdb1 8:17 0 ...
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Grub dual boot- debian wheezy (encrypted) with another OS

I'm trying to dual boot debian wheezy (encrypted) with another OS (win7, uses 2 partitions) In the wheezy installer I have created a bootable partition with 200M and then tried to made another crypto ...
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How to resize LVM /home and /usr partitions

I need to increase the space on my /usr partition, however I cannot shrink my /home partition, as the manager requires unmounting, which cannot happen while the system is running. I am running Debian ...
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Debian 7.3 and Partman

I'm curious as to what the partition flags in Partman actually mean when partitioning a disk for installation. I've seen the flags "f", "F", "B", and "K" so far. F: Yes, format it. B: Bootable. ...
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Putting Debian 7.3 on a USB drive via the dd command

Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this, but I assumed as it's pertaining to the dd command it would be. Normally to do this I'd use the Windows application Universal USB Installer but per ...
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Reformat Debian Bootable USB Drive back to Regular Storage

I created a Debian Netinstall Bootable USB drive using a SanDisk Cruzer Edge. The USB stick booted fine but now I cannot reformat it back. Diskpart reads it as 0B used and 0B free, Disk Management ...
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Trying to get rid of Ubuntu

So I had a system that dual booted with windows 7 and ubuntu. I wanted to get rid of ubuntu and install debian. So I got the iso and went through the install. When I got to the part where I ...
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how to install gparted on live fedora usb?

i have recently removed ubuntu and installed debian on my entire hdd. currently /dev/sda1, the partition debian is on, takes up almost all of /dev/sda, minus 3gb which is a swap partion. i would ...
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Debian: how to setup (bootable) HDD & clone OS to this drive

I got a Debian machine with 2 HDD (20GB each) computer only has one HDD slot. The second drive I want to make a clone of the first one so I can use the drive in case the main one fails. How do I set ...
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How to do a full disk encryption on a disk holding 2 Debian OS? Or the closest to full disk

I have 2 different Debian Linux OS (one is SolydkX, the other, Netrunner). I need to encrypt fully at least one of them, having both would be great, but at the very least one of them is necessary. I´m ...
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How to resize an lvm volume (after lvresize got corrupted. is it possible to revert?)?

I did following under the root login (shrinking /home, expanding /var): umount /home lvresize -L-7G /dev/mapper/myvg-home it was warning: WARNING: Reducing active logical volume to 28.89 GiB ...
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Adding my Windows 7 partition to Grub - Debian 7.1

I was working to remove my Debian 7.1, since the VMWare compatibility matrix shows I need to use 6.*. While re-partitioning, it looks like I've made it impossible for GRUB to locate the Win7 ...
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Debian installation on T60 (WD AFdrive + FDE wanted)

I recently bought a new WesternDigital drive (WD7500BPKT - 750 GB, advanced format drive = 4KB sectors instead of 512B) and I'd like to install Debian on it (never did it before). To keep some ...
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primary or logical partition

I am planning to install debian and wondering which partition should be primary and which should be logical. I want to create 4 partitions: /boot 300MB ext2 --> primary or logical? / 30GB ...
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How to add 232.83GB of unallocated space to a mounted partition using GParted?

I have the following partition layout: I am wanting to move this 232.86GB of unallocated space to an already-mounted partition (/dev/sda1) using GParted. Is this possible?
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Creating ext4 partition from console

I have a volume /dev/sda1 (1.2 TB) containing an NTFS partition using 0.6 TB space. I want to make an ext4 partition in the remaining 0.6 TB space. I have not tried anything yet because I don't want ...
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Software RAID in Debian

I have two internal 4TB hard drives and I've just started using software RAID1 in Debian Wheezy. I have a few questions: 1) During boot, everything passes except I get a message that reads "RAID ...
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Using GPT but still restricted by the 2.2TB limit

As my other thread (Debian GNU parted) doesn't seem to be getting any responses and my situation has changed considerably, I thought I'd ask a new question. I followed this article: ...
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Debian GNU parted

I have an internal SATA hard drive which is 4TB. When installing Debian Wheezy, the installer saw it as a 2.2TB drive. I was told to use GNU parted to set up GPT on the partition I wanted, so I set up ...
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Debian root partition greater than 2TB

I have two internal hard drives: a 4TB drive and a 750GB drive. After selecting RAID0 and installing Debian (wheezy) to a single partition, I ran fdisk -l which reported that the size of my root ...
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Can't boot SSD from USB but with Super Grub Disk I managed to boot it. Why? How to solve?

Situation I have a very complex situation. Basically I have an o.s. on a SSD which I run on my home PC through eSata. That's ok, I use it on a daily basis, the o.s. runs fine, the SSD have no issues ...
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Install Debian stable linux ISO from USB to dual boot Windows

I want debian as dual boot with my windows vista, Free'd up 50GB in my d drive. Plan to use 40 for debian install, 6GB for swap space Have a 16GB USB drive Downloaded ...
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How to set LVM for the whole disk and all remove already created partitions after installed Debian?

I have a dedicated server. I could only install a Debian. It was installed as hidden automated process. I would like now to use LVM and actually partition whole disk with another scheme. Is it ...
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Installing debian 7 besides windows 8

I bought a VAIO laptop which Windows 8 preinstalled on it in UEFI mode. Now I want to install Debian 7 besides Windows 8 but when I entered to the Partition Setup of debian setup menu, there is a ...
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Debian 6.0.6 Squeeze: Expand LVM to fill expanded virtual hard disk

I am running VMWare ESXi with multiple virtual machines. One of which is running Debian 6.0.6 Squeeze (x86_64) and had a thin provisioned hard disk of 16GB. This has now become full, so I expanded the ...
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How to create an encrypted swap partition in Debian 6?

I am installing Debian and would like to set up the /swap partition as encrypted. I am able to select either encrypted physical device or as swap/swap. Are there any methods to create an encrypted ...
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What is a good partitioning design/scheme for a multi-boot *nix system?

I'm planning to install Debian on my server. I would like to design the partitioning scheme in such a way, that I could install one or more other *nix distributives on that. So, reading many articles ...
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Better place for home mount

Ok, i'm building large home server (Debian). Will I be able to mount home partition on another disk rather than another partition on the same one during the installation? Thanks a lot.
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Move files and resize partition automatically?

I'm in a bit of an odd situation. I've recently been working on switching from debian to arch, and I've got my home partition for both pointing to the same partition (different usernames, so that's ...
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grub: module ext4dev not found after moving partitions

os: debian testing 64bit hd: /dev/sda1 20 gig /dev/sda2 100 mb /boot /dev/sda3 extended /dev/sda5 / I deleted sda1 and sda2, created a new sda1 with 100mb and sda2 with 20 gig. copied the contents ...
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Understand warnings after “fdisk -l” commands [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Warning: Partition X does not end on cylinder boundary. Should I care/how to fix? fdisk -l it gives me this scenario: Disk /dev/sda: 500 GB, 500105249280 bytes 255 ...
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No “fdisk” command in Debian wheezy

I need to see how my disk is partitioned and I remeber that I have to use the command fdisk -l but in Debian wheezy is not installed. I installed gnu-fdisk but nothing change. How can I ...
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Missing space in Debian

I've got something weird going on. Normally, I'd use df to show current available space on my hard drive, and noticed I was running short in my home partition. So I opened up gparted and saw I had ...
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Linux kernel - can't access sda16 & sda17

I can't access sda16 sda17 and higher partitions from my linux. This linux is rather debian (very old); kernel 2.6.23. So, I know that so old linux kernel can't access > 16 partitions on single sata ...
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Is it possible to install Debian within a Windows filesystem in the same manner as Ubuntu can be installed with Wubi?

I have a Windows 7 laptop whose hard drive has four primary partitions out of the box. The first partition is labeled "SYSTEM" (209 MB NTFS) and seems to contain the Windows boot loader. The second ...
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Using same home partition with same username while reinstalling

I use Debian Lenny and would like to change over to Squeeze. My system consists of two partitions: lenny installation & home directory partition. I have all my personal files in the home ...
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Minimum size of a boot partition on debian

I'm setting up an old box with Debian; what I'm aiming at is a very minimalistic system for a more or less educational purpose (just a router/proxy or a system with some network cards configured as a ...
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How can partman partition more than one disk in a Debian installer preseed file?

Making partman partition a single disk is easy enough: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/xvda d-i partman-auto/method string regular d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string \ boot-swap :: \ ...
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how to format NTFS partition in Debian?

how to format NTFS partition in Debian?
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Sharing a folder/partition between Mac OS X and Linux in a Macbook pro?

I'm starting to use a mac, and would like to install different operating systems on it, and, if possible, share some partitions. (like home) I'm planning to install Debian along with Mac OS X Snow ...