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GUID Partition Table (GPT) is a format for partition tables that was designed within the UEFI specification by Intel. It was designed as the successor to the Master Boot Record partition tables.

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I have a disk that Linux sees with a perfectly fine GPT with one NTFS partition, but Win10 says the entire disk is uninitialized

In Win10 I tried to convert from MBR to GPT using the "non-destructive" gptgen tool. It flubbed the whole thing and Win10 said the disk was write protected and I couldn't use it, etc. So I brought ...
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Do you need to reserve 2014 free sectors at the beginning of a data-only drive?

Let's assume you use a new drive as a secondary drive in you PC and plan to store only your data there. (In my case, it's %USERS% of Windows and /home of Linux. The programs and system will be left on ...
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Why didn't my UEFI bios recognize/boot from my cloned SSD until I removed the old hard drive I cloned it from?

A few days ago I cloned my C: hard drive along with it's various partitions such as windows recovery and the efi to an SSD. After successfully performing the clone operation I booted into my bios to ...
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How to fix not enough space when trying to convert to GPT from MBR without losing data?

I have a nearly 1TB Ext. Hard Drive which has 2 partitions: One which is about 350GB with 250GB already taken up (FAT32), and another which is roughly 580GB with no space taken up (NTFS). I need to at ...
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Clean installation of windows 10 on ssd with EFI, recovery partition

My system have two hard-drive one is SSD for OS and other is HDD for DATA. Currently I am using Windows 10 and Ubuntu on SSD. While creating partition for Ubuntu installation I might have deleted a 10 ...
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New Disc Icon After Installation

I just installed a new 4TB hard drive into my computer. I enabled the drive as a GUID and this icon shows up with it. My other drives are not showing this icon when I put them in. Any idea what this ...
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Cannot install Windows 10 on hard disk

I have an old laptop that I installed Linux on, overwriting Windows. I am currently trying to reinstall Windows 10, but I'm running into some issues. My installation media is a bootable USB created ...
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Installing Windows 10 without losing data

I have a 750 GB HDD with two partitions. One partition has 550 GB with my files so I want to save it. The other partition had Windows 7 on it. So I booted Windows 10 from USB, formatted the Windows ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 partition has become non-bootable. How can I make it bootable again?

I have a Dell Precision laptop with Windows 10 Professional on a pair of partitions on the main (MBR, 480 GB) SSD. Under linux they show as /dev/sda1 (576 MB NTFS) and /dev/sda2 (43 GB NTFS). They ...
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Installing Windows 10 as secondary OS on GPT disk in UEFI mode

So I uninstalled Windows 10 from my computer a few months ago, and started using Ubuntu as my main OS. But, I've been having some issues with my graphics card on Ubuntu lately, so I decided to finally ...
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MBR to GPT without data loss without any tools

I was installing Ubantu on dual boot with Windows 10 and my disk type was set to MBR. 3 primary partitions and 1 extended. And one of the drive was empty i kept this purposely i thought i could use ...
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MBR and GPT Partition style

I have two storage drives in my laptop.A SSD and a HDD.I want to install windows 10 in UEFI mode on the SSD .The both disks are MBR partition style.so i'll need to convert SSD to GPT. Do i need to ...
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How can I install Windows 7 64bit on both MBR or GPT partition?

I want to make a multiboot usb toolkit with different versions of Linux and Windows. I've read that you can only install Windows 7 on MBR and Windows 10 on GPT (tell me if I am wrong). I found the ...
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VMWare - GPT PMBR after adding a Disk to existing one -GPT PMBR size mismatch will be corrected by w(rite)

we've added a new disk to VMware fusion VM. Below fdisk -l output: Disk /dev/loop1: 91.4 MiB, 95805440 bytes, 187120 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 ...
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Grub balked during apt update due to gpt partitioning scheme

This machine has been neglected for about a year, just quietly sitting in the corner serving as dns/dhcp/nas for the local network. It has only one OS installed, which is debian. Long story short, i ...
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How can I see my GUID partition table (gpt) physically with hexdump?

With hexdump, I can see the binary content of the master boot record, for example. Similarly, I want to see what my gpt looks like. Is it located in EFI System Partition somewhere? I have only found ...
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GPT disk with 2 Windows 10 LTSC Bootable partitions

I'm setting up a machine that requires 2 bootable partitions with a disk that's setup for GPT. The reason for 2 identical OS has to do with the applications that will be installed on each partition. ...
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unable to convert MBR disk to GPT error: main partition table overlaps by 33 block

I've got a MySQL DB running in EC2 that I've had to continually add space to the EBS volume, then grow it (using growpart/xfs_growfs). I finally hit 2TB and couldn't figure out why I could no longer ...
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Can the BIOS Boot Partion (biosgrub) reside as the last partition on the disk?

I looked everywhere dor this answer, but couldn't find it. After a lot of searching, I came to know, booting linux in Legacy BIOS mode from a GPT disk requires a dedicated BIOS Boot Partition or a "...
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increased size of disk in a Virttual machine, but gdisk doesn't want to use the new space

I have a VM with a virtual disk (visible as /dev/sdb) with a size of 10G The admin increased the size of the virtualdisk to 60G. I rebooted the machine and see now, that the disk is bigger. root@...
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Ubuntu 14 - Remount a raid1 on 8TB GPT disks

I added 2 hds on my ubuntu 14.04 server. Using the gdisk utility I initialized the disks as GPT. With mdadm I created an array raid1 and then formatted the unit (/dev/md3) as ext4. I used the unit ...
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Dual boot (legacy Win 7 on MBR HDD) + (new Win 10 on new SSD)

We have old samsung laptop NP300V5A, it has legacy win 7 on hdd MBR. It's 8 years old and Windows loads for about 5 minutes after entering password. We must keep HDD data intact also. I bought SSD and ...
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How to boot Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H motherboard with a 4 TB initialized WD HC310 HDD?

I have a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H motherboard and I purchased a WD HC310 (0B35948 HUS726T4TALN6L4) HDD. After I initialize the new HDD the PC cannot pass the POST (just freezes). If we detach the new ...
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Why there's no DD image for Windows 10 UEFI+GPT+NTFS [closed]

I'm currently installing an Windows 10 and realized that, it's so difficult to create a windows 10 bootable installaion media. Since installaion.wim is larger than 4 GiB, FAT32 is not working. I ...
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Broken Windows bootloader on dual boot Windows/Arch Linux

I have 2 nvme drives one with Windows 10 and the other Arch Linux installed. I was under the impression that the 2 OSes have their bootloaders on their own disks which is not the case in retrospect. ...
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There is no external DVD Rom in Bios in UEFI mode

I need to install Windows 10 on my laptop (ACER Aspire 3). My hard disk scheme is GPT and I need to boot my windows in UEFI mode. After connecting my external DVD ROM in UEFI mode my laptop can't ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 10 on MBR using UEFI?

I need to move Windows 10 from my HDD to my SSD but apparently I have to use a GPT instead of MBR. The real problem is: in this SSD I already have installed Linux in a second partition, so if I change ...
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Windows keeps changing GPT table when it updates. How to prevent it?

Running dual boot on a single disk with several partitions. Apparently a lot of times windows will modify the partition table in such a way that linux/grub stops being the default. This happens once ...
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Can Gparted make a jump move of a partition?

There is a similar question: GParted moving partition from beginning of disk to the end of a disk? I know I can move a partition left / right if there is a free space to the left or to the right of a ...
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How to create a partition with gdsik without naming it?

I'm currently looking for alternatives to graphical programs for partitioning my hard drive. So I'm searching for an easy command line tool for it. Since my hard drive has a GPT partition table the ...
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Create many GPT partitions

Let's say I want to create 128-1024 GPT partitions on a SSD 1 TB drive (smallest possible, for even FAT). Let's also say that I can do that in Linux Mint 19.3. I assume that I do not want to create ...
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Dual Boot Win 7 on MBR with Win 10 on GPT

I am currently using Windows 7 and want to install Windows 10 in a dual boot configuration. My Windows 7 disk uses MBR. My Asus motherboard bios shows CSM: enabled Boot Device Control: UEFI and ...
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What are all those partition table type in gparted?

I was just curious about what are those available partition table types in gparted useful for. Is there any reason to use them instead of MBR or GPT ? atari aix amiga bsd dvh mac pc98 sun
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What partition table use for a hard drive containing only media data?

I have a 250 GB hard drive that I'm going to use exclusively to store media data like videos, images and musics. I'm not going to load any OS on it. So I've completely wiped its content and it ...
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Install Windows 10 boot loader on a different disk

I'm always using two OS on my computer, Windows 10 and a Linux OS (currently Manjaro). Because I have very bad memories of messing up one of the OS's, I'm always installing these two OS on different ...
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Restore partition. HELP PLEASE

I was having some problems with my bios because I got different hard drives, each in different partition tables, some in GPT and others in MBR. So I decided to convert all to GPT using MiniTool ...
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Windows 10: False alert regarding KB2983588 (duplicate disk ID)?

Windows 10 (1909 [Version 10.0.18363.535]) is very slow before the boot manager appears. Then I find a reference to KB2983588 (saying I have duplicate disk IDs). The text in German is: "Der ...
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Access Data on a Harvested GPT Protected SSD

I have an SSD drive that was in a Windows PC, the drive was GPT protected, I connected the drive via a dongle to an USB port. My Linux machine is seeing the drive , but it appears empty with no ...
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GPT table recovery

I have inducted myself into the ranks of users who can't read and break their own stuff. Last Sunday, while attempting to copy a larger Windows 7 NTFS partition to a smaller one, I blew out what I ...
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Moving from HDD to SSD - facing some issues (GPT protective partition)

I am trying to move my pc from old HDD into new SSD I put the new SSD in , installed windows 10 Then I connected the old HDD into the new windows so I can move the data from the old drive. using USB 3 ...
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How to update Lenovo G570 bios in order to install Windows 10 in a GPT disk?

I have used both Win8.1 and Windows 10 before on the same laptop so I know it supports UEFI. However, I can't see the option to enable it under the Boot options menu in my Bios settings. I have tried ...
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Windows Storage Space, can it be created using partitions rather than physical disks?

Basically the same as this question which never got an answer.. With Windows Storage Spaces, I can by default create the following: Physical Disk 1: [/////////////////////////////////////////////////...
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nvme SSD not recognized after cloning a (hardware raid 10 sata) disk onto it using clonezilla

I had a RAID 10 VROC array of cheap SSDs that was degraded (1 out of 4 SATA SSDs dead). The array was degraded, but still worked. It had a GTP partition table and the regular 3 partitions that get ...
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Read data in a HDD shown as GPT protective partition in a windows 10 system

I have an 8TB Seagate Skyhawk SATA HDD with some data. When I plug it in a windows 10 system through USB, it shows that the HDD is "GPT protective partition" in the dismgmt.msc interface. I need to ...
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Hide LUKS partition on USB drive from Windows 10

Following advice given on https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/209397/where-do-i-ask-questions-about-the-windows-os I am posting my question here For my 16 GB USB drive I created a GPT with 2 ...
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Acronis True Image 2017: Cannot clone RAID0 disk to RAID1 disk properly. GPT issue (i guess)

I really hope for your help. I have a computer based on the intel server board motherboard S3420GP with built-in intel embedded raid controller 2. There are two virtual disks in the controller: — ...
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How much space does a GPT partition table take up?

When you create a GPT partition table on a storage drive, how much of the space is used up by GPT itself? I'm assuming it's on the order of megabytes. I'm mostly just curious, but when I search this ...
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Cannot boot Win10 from disk 2 while taking disk 1 with other Win10 out of computer. Dual WIN10 boot. Lack of EFI file?

I have two disk at computer and I installed two Windows 10 operating systems at separate drives. Unfortunately after taking out disk 2. I cannot boot windows 10 from disk 1. It looks like windows boot ...
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Can't install CentOS 6.10 on UEFI-GPT Disk

So I have installed CentOS 6.10 minimal.iso for x64 bit system from their website and I have been trying all the morning to install it along Ubuntu which is already installed on a different partition, ...
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Windows 10 cannot boot

After reboot, my win10 stopped working, and just saying Mbr error, press any key to boot from floppy Please note that system disk is gpt Neither of advices found in web do not work Bootrec /fixboot ...

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