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Extended partition does not start on physical sector boundary on 512e (emulated 4k) hard-drive

My fdisk -l output tells me that my extended partition (sda4) is misaligned. But partitions inside it are aligned (their start sector is divisible by 8). Will the misaligned extended partition somehow ...
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Installing a 3TB drives on Debian

I am using an internal hard drive USB adapter to mount backup drives. The adapter was working well with my previous 1GB backup drives. We just got two new 3TB hard drives. We connected it with the ...
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“mount: special device /dev/sdc1 doesn't exist” but according to fdisk -l, it does

I'm booted into a live usb linux environment, and I plugged in a hard drive. It's listed in fdisk -l as /dev/sdc{,1}, is a 3tb drive, and has a single partition containing an xfs filesystem. But when ...
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Is it possible to recover a hard drive which is listed by lsblk but not by fdisk -l?

Having a "dead" hard drive that spins but that is not listed by Linux's "fdisk -l" utility, nor Windows, but which is listed by lsblk Linux command as /dev/sdb, is there any way to make "fdisk -l" ...
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NTFS partition mount but doesn't show any files

The partition was bootable, but it's not anymore. I booted with an ubuntu live CD. "fdisk /dev/sda3 -l" shows this: Disk /dev/sda3: 626.4 GB, 626396585984 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 76155 ...
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What is the largest size of HDD that can be recognised by SuSE 10?

I have a venerable but rock solid server running SuSE 10, acting as a webserver, running a relatively few, but significant, websites. The machine has multiple disks ranging from a nearly decade old ...
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real number of sectors on HDD

This is part of output of fdisk -l Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector ...
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quick format vs format

What is the primary difference between quick format and format. Does a format write 0's before writing the inodes/allocation table and a quick format just write the allocation table/inode without ...
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Partitioning a disk with already existing partitions

On a Linux Virtual Machine that i recently setup, I had a disk /dev/sdb of size 20G in which i created 8 partitions (3 primary, 1 extended containing 5 logical partitions), using upto 10G of space. So ...
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external USB HD doesn't show up on 'sudo fdisk -l' on one Ubuntu, shows up on another (same version)

I have a 1.5TB WD external USB HDD and two Ubuntu systems, both 'precise'. When I plug the disk on system A it doesn't show up on the output of sudo fdisk -l nor is it automatically mounted (note that ...
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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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why does the partition start on sector 2048 instead of 63

I had two drives partitioned the same and running 2 raid partitions on each. One died and I replaced it under warranty for the same model. While trying to partition it, the first partition can only ...
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Warning: Partition X does not end on cylinder boundary. Should I care/how to fix?

My output of fdisk -l is Disk /dev/sda: 750 GB, 750153761280 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start ...
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Recover harddrive data

I have a dell laptop that recently "died" (It would get the blue screen of death upon starting) and the hard drive would make a weird cyclic clicking noises. I wanted to see if I could use some tools ...