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Bash scripting parted for GPT

Using Bash & Python scripts in Ubuntu 12.04, we are delivering a disk image to customers as a file (generated by dd). Once dd’d to the new disk, we resize the partition to fit the disk. Now that ...
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Can not mount copy of image file (ddrescue): “can't have a partition outside the disk”

I'm struggling for days now moving my old Windows XP installation to a new hard disk, because the old disk is failing. Long story short: I successfully created an image of the entire (failing) disk ...
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How to learn what `gparted`, `partitionmanager`… libcalls or `fdisk`, `parted`… commands are wrapping?

Querying partitionmananger --help does not document any verbose mode. Even gparted --help is not implemented. I wish I could use any --verbose mode without more esoteric thingy like using ltrace, ...
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Remove GPT filesystem on USB

I have an old 8GB USB stick with a GPT filesystem hanging around. I'd like to move it to a more familiar fs, as NTFS or FAT32, but the usual mkfs doesn't seem to work since there is no /dev/sdb1 (as ...
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CloneZilla, what are all these files?

I am trying to restore a clone of a disk, made with CloneZilla some time ago. I'm having trouble in general, and I can't seem to find the help I'm looking for, so I have to learn some of the basics, ...
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How to modify the starting boundary of an ext4 partition?

There are 4 partitions on the disk. parted /dev/sda --script -- print ... 1 1049KB 50.0GB ... ext4 2 50GB 82GB ... linux-swap 3 82GB 100GB ... ext4 4 100GB 1000GB ... ext4 My goal is to ...
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How to partition a Free Space using parted

During the installation of my ubuntu server, I had to leave a big space of my hard drive for specific service. Well, I forgot to to partition it up and leave it mounted during installation. Right Now, ...
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how to use parted to create one parition with max size and one 16MB

am trying to figure out how to partition with parted i want to create 2 partitions first partition with EXT4 maximum size and one the second partition with 16MB FAT16