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Does shrinking a partition to its minimum size then expanding it increase performance?

As a VPS administrator, I've shrunken and cloned partitions (or disk images) to perform backups. The shrinking of the partition adds a few extra minutes of downtime, but reduces the amount of total ...
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I have an ext3 iso disk image. Can I use it and write it to a ext4 partition?

Is it possible to do so ? I am migrating to EXT4 because of the SSD drive that has TRIM funtion. I have to have ext4 partion.
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Recovering Ext3 Partition After Failed Move

I had an 1.5TB exteral disk, with an 983.83 GB ext3 partition on it, where the partition was positioned such that there were approximately 400 GB free space before the ext3 partition. I then used ...
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Is it possible to reformat an NTFS drive as Ext3 while keeping the data intact?

I have a 2 TB drive with about 900 GB of data on it. I'd like to convert it to ext3. I understand that there is no way to actually do it. So I'd like to try the following: Shrink the 2TB ...
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1answer
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fat and ext partitions on same drive, readable by Windows

I have a flash drive with a Debian installation on it, with lots of partitions (however many it makes if you choose all separate during installation). Anyways, what I want to do is create a FAT ...
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How to extend a Linux ext3 partition?

I have the following partitions on my HDD: I want to extend my Linux partition /dev/sda6 with the unallocated space of ~1GB above it. But when I right click on this partition the option to ...
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Linux - how to format multiple file systems within one file?

I need to create a disk image with two empty file systems. I have created it using dd if=/dev/zero of=./disk.img bs=1MiB count=1024 Next, I have created 2 primary partitions using fdisk disk.img; ...
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Shrink EXT3 and Expand NTFS

I have a partition table that looks like this: [root@tower ~]# fdisk /dev/sda WARNING: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated. It's strongly recommended to switch off the mode (command 'c') and ...
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Calculate minimum ext3 partition size for certain amount of data

These following ext3 partitions contain identical data. As we can see, the larger the partition size, the more space is required for the same files: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available ...
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Damaged NTFS Partition by GParted

Ive got a big big problem. Ive lost my 150Gb partition with family photos/videos and other valuable stuff. :( I have external 320Gb HDD, with (it was) partitions: [ 30gb ext3 ubuntu bootable; 150Gb ...
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1answer
344 views

Partition table is corrupt

I have a corrupt the partition table on the laptop that is running Ubunutu 10.4. Before the partition table was corrupt I had the following partitions: 2 primary partitions: 1st - NTFS 2nd - Extended ...
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1answer
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ext3: maximum recommended partition size / handling large partitions

I would like to do an encrypted install of Ubuntu on a 2 Terabyte drive (i.e., using LUKS/DMcrypt). In order to not have to type in passwords too often, the partitioning scheme will be 50 GB for / and ...
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Perform bad blocks scan on root partition in Linux

My root partition is formatted as ext3 and I would like to perform a bad blocks scan on it. Normally e2fsck -c -c does this, but you can not run it on a mounted partition. I know it is possible to ...
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Should external drives be converted to ext3?

I switched over from Windows to Linux. I have an external drive that has basically just media files on it. Are there any advantages to converting this to ext3, or should I just leave it as ntfs3?
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1answer
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How to set ext3 partition hidden flag?

I have a created an ext3 partition and when i tried to set is hidden flag, there seems no effect. So, how to set the hidden flag of an ext3 partition?
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Is it possible to convert an ntfs partition to ext3?

Is it possible to convert an ntfs partition to ext3?
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1answer
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Resizing a partition with gparted resulted in an error, how do I recover the old Linux ext3 partition?

Well, gparted crapped on me, and I was dumb enough to not keep the log file. Basically, I was trying to increase the size of my main (home) linux partition, and in the middle of the gparted operation ...
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repairing ext3 partitions using windows?

I have a linux partition with arch linux installed,i installed windows 7,and now GRUB is gone,i tried installing it again,but it turned out that my ext3 partition is corrupt,i need to fix it before ...