Questions tagged [partitioning]

When you create two or more logical volumes (drives) from one physical hard disk (or other storage device), you're working with partitions.

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GNU/Guix USB .iso boot failure

I created a - what I believed to be - bootable GNU-Guix USB. Selected USB as priority startup device. I get a Grub Rescue screen. On that screen I can ls two partitions - hd0, and hd1. I'm certain the ...
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Linux mint not booting after expanding EFI partition (while trying to install Pop!_OS)

I have a Dell Inspiron i5 laptop and I had windows/linux mint dual boot. When I tried to install Pop!_OS instead of Mint while keeping /home intact, I ran into the EFI partition size problem. ...
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dd cloned Windows disk to new SSD – boot from clone with error "windows/system32/winload.efi" missing

I cloned my old external SSD /dev/disk2 to my new external SSD /dev/disk5 on macOS with dd. When I now try to boot new SSD /dev/disk5 the error "windows/system32/winload.efi missing" occurs ...
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Resize fat32 filesystem to fill partition [duplicate]

Currently, I have a 600MB efi partition (with a fat32 filesystem), but Disk Management and fdisk both show the filesystem to have only 100MB of space. How do I fix it so that the filesystem takes up ...
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How to restore data after accidentally starting DD on a hard drive but stopping it before it went too far? [duplicate]

Today I've plugged new ssd into my PC and started an dd command for USB drive. It was too late as I recognized, that the drive letters moved around and I started flashing an ISO image over all my data....
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Add Partition Table to existing vhdx partition image

I have images of single paritions (not full disks) in vhdx format. I want to create VMs with Hyper-V with them. Since the images are only partitions the machines do not start. How can I add the disk ...
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How to extract data from sudo parted -l?

Using: Kubuntu 22.04.1 sudo parted -l | grep -A 5 --color=always -i '/dev/sd\|/dev/nvme\|Table:' output: Disk /dev/sda: 1500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Disk ...
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EFI Partition not taking up full space

I originally installed Windows onto my computer, so it had the default 100MB EFI Partition. Recently, I wanted to dual boot Arch and Windows 11, so I resized the partition from 100MB to 598MB (an ...
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How to hide a VeraCrypt partition from Windows Explorer?

My question is kind of opposite of What GPT partition type GUID should I use for a VeraCrypt partition? and I don't like a solution like https://superuser.com/a/1438051/: I have an USB stick ...
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Does the wear leveling algorithm work well on a partitioned SSD?

I recently bought a Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB SSD and I would like to know something about wear leveling and partitions. Does wear leveling work the same regardless of whether I partition it or not? I ...
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How to make KVM guest to boot correct root partition?

have been having trouble booting the proper root partition. After creating a guest with virt-install root partition sits inside Extended, thus I decided I will create a new primary and copy root ...
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Linux Mint Install: The attempt to mount a file system ... failed

I have two partitions on my hard drive, and I'm trying to install the latest Linux Mint on one of them. When I get to the relevant step of the install, I pick "Something else" to go into ...
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resize from lvm disk for use in docker container

I have an EC2 on AWS, and one more attached disk. I increased the disk size, and did the resize. But inside that partition is Docker, and in it I have a container with Oracle Linux 7.8. Even doing ...
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Deleted Partitions on old drive causing OS on new one to no longer boot

To make a long story short, I made a pretty big mistake. I recently upgraded from a 500gb SATA SSD to a 2tb m.2 drive. I used software to clone the drive, and all of its partitions, to the new drive, ...
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How to have one partition, instead of 3 (or more) when installing Windows 11

I downloaded Windows 11 version 22H2 from Microsoft here. When I run Setup & get to the part of selecting the partition (NOT MY screen capture): I can't simply select a single large enough, just-...
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GParted dual boot expanding encrypted fedora disk

gparted live disks /dev/sda3 is NTFS /dev/sda6 is LUKS encrypted fedora btrfs I want to move unallocated space from /dev/sda3 to /dev/sda6 /dev/sda3 (windows disk) has been resized and I want to use ...
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Kingston SSD Secure Erase not working

I have a hard drive that I cannot Secure Erase because there is still partitioning in the drive, but there are not any partitions left shown in disk 2 in the disk management tool, yet its not letting ...
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Windows Disk Manager merging HD Volumes

Problem: Disk 2 of my Desktop, has 3 Volumes: D, E and I. What is happening is that in the middle of volume D, Volume E is appearing and then Volume D continues again. See in the image. Objective: ...
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LVM: Renaming LVs and PVs with vgimportclone on disk cloned with dd

Hello everybody out there using LVM, To have an immediate backup disk to replace my main Ubuntu 18.04 hard drive (which uses LVM), I cloned the main hard drive with dd. This resulted in a clone also ...
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LVM, EXT4, mount points etc. I'm not even sure how to determine what the issue might be

I have a media server that used to work: 4 disks, EXT4, as a single LVM with 5 shares. Working through other tutorials, when I execute the "lsblk" command this is what I see: NAME ...
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How to restrict root access to other users/partitions

Setup: Laptop dual boot Ubuntu 22.04 and Windows 10 or 11 (both are fine for me). I have the issue where I need to install some anti-virus software as root on Ubuntu. However this software is really ...
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Move or create new EFI partition on different disk

i have a windows install on disk 1, and arch linux on disk 2, i use the default 100 MB windows boot partition on disk 1 for both windows boot manager as well as grub to boot linux (os prober failed to ...
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How do I access a second paritition of a linux sd

I'm having trouble finding a useful answer about this. But basically I need to edit a file manually (because I broke networking). I pulled out the sd card of my raspberry pi and injected it into my ...
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Stuck on disk partitioning while trying to install 2 Linux systems

I installed Arch Linux yesterday purely for the learning experience. Knowing very little about partitioning I created a primary EFI partition(sda1), a primary swap partition(sda2) and a primary root ...
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Windows 10 C: drive capacity smaller then C: partition size

I went through a whole process up to this point. I tried restoring from an image backup, but windows wouldn't boot from it. I booted into ubuntu from a usb stick and mucked about with the partitioning,...
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Windows 7: Merge network drive and local partition

(When I speak of "distributed data storage" in this question I mean literally distributing the data so half is on one disk/folder and half is on the other) Both computers in my situation are ...
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Default Windows 10 64 EFI partitions / partitioning scheme

Sometimes you need to partition your disk which already contains a different operating system (OS) or version of Windows thus you use Linux tools such as fdisk or gdisk to create/configure partitions ...
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Windows: How to automatically mount second partition made during Windows installation?

I have installed Windows 10 alongside my Linux root/swap/home partitions. I wanted to have a similar setup on the Windows part of my drive, so when installing Windows, I created two partitions in the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04LTS broke grub on update. Can't find the right partition to boot into

After an update, the system automatically rebooted itself and displyed the grub command line. I tired to follow the steps here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Troubleshooting#How_....
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Reinstalling windows from scratch

I've just purchased a new PC. As expected, it came with a somewhat preinstalled windows (I wonder how that works, since it seems to go through the normal installation process, but ends up with ...
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Increase space in C drive without deleting any other drive

My c drive on windows 10 has completely run out of space. It has <200 mb of space remaining. I want to add more space. I tried the disk Management. It doesn't work. Nor does any other external ...
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How remedy situation with two EFI partitions on one drive?

I've got a laptop with two EFI partitions, one for Windows, one for PopOS (I know now this isn't a stable configuration). It was working great for a while - I was able to switch between the two (in ...
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RawDisk VMDK has a virtual size of zero

Using VirtualBox on Linux, I have a virtual machine set up to boot from my physical Windows 7 partition on /dev/sdb1 through a VMDK file that I had created using VBoxManage internalcommands ...
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Where is all the boot info located, I'd need to restore my OS? On which partition?

[the only two questions that the system listed as similar are from before UEFI and GPT replaced the MBR way of doing things. If you think it is similar to other questions, please be so kind to point ...
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I have 3 operating systems. My Ubuntu is not in the main one. I want to remove all the operating system and have only one partition that has window 7

Is this possible? I only have basic knowledge of partitions and a USB stick. enter image description here
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Is it safe to clone Win 10 partition created in OS X Boot camp to a new drive?

I'm using a Mac Pro (2019) with the newest OS X available. I've created a Win 10 partition via Boot camp on the internal SSD. Now I want to transfer this OS to an external SSD. I'm planning to use ...
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How to make best use of only good sectors/partitions on a semi-faulty HDD?

Some time ago, I've been given a Toshiba 1TB external USB drive for free. The reason for this giveaway was that the drive allegedly stops copying/reading at random and is therefore too faulty to use. ...
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Will macOS internet recovery remove my Linux Install?

I own a MacBook Pro from 2009 and I recently installed Linux on it (with a swap and / partition). I recently made the stupid mistake of messing with partitions, which caused macOS 10.13 to stop ...
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Recovering GPT table after failed volume merge

Background. I shucked a 14TB wd drive. I didn't realize it was exFAT and I wanted NTFS security features (for what it's worth). Upon finding out exFAT was hard to convert and I only had 1.3TB used (I ...
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Installing Windows over Ubuntu 22.04 - No Partitions shown

I have a Predator (PO3-640) PC. I had windows 11 installed on it. Using a bootable USB, I installed Ubuntu 22.04 over that Windows 11 install. Now, I want to overwrite Ubuntu with Windows 11 again (I ...
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OSMC doesn't update due to no free space on boot partition

I have OSMC on Raspberry Pi 3b and a 16 GB SD card the most space on this card is free ... except of boot partition apt-get dist-upgrade fails due to lack of free space on boot partition apt-get ...
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Is it safe to use `dd conv=sparse` to migrate my system to a new SSD?

Back when HDDs were dominant, it's common to use the dd command to migrate system disks. But that creates a problem with SSDs: unused space from the source disk will also be written once, with either ...
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USB key with no partitions but maybe some data : how to rescue data? [duplicate]

A friend of mine gave me a USB key with the following history: He has a lot of important data on it It used to work fine The key stayed on his desk and cannot think of a scenario where it might have ...
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Will my merged partitions disappear when I reset my laptop?

So I have this app called EaseUS Partition Master, which I used to merge my partitions/disks, so that my (C:) disk has more space, since I use the (C:) disk to save my games, so I don't lag in game. I ...
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Why does Windows always reports slightly wrong sizes when formatting a disk?

I've installed Windows probably thousands of times since Windows 3.1. I forget the situation in Win 3.1, but from Windows 95 onwards, Windows has never respected partition size reality, and as it's ...
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UEFI Windows cannot boot - bootlog comparison

I had a linux+windows dual boot system with shared UEFI partition. My disk looked like this Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/nvme1n1p1 2048 534527 532480 ...
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rEFInd no longer sees MacOS after using Gparted in Linux

rEFInd was working fine. High Sierra was the only OS on my MBP 2015. Here's what happened: Booted into MacOS Used Disk Util (gui) to shrink the boot disk so that I could install Linux Mint 21 onto ...
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Black screen after cloning just the Windows System Partition

On my laptop I have a UEFI dual-boot system windows+arch linux with both systems encrypted - the Windows with the VeraCrypt and the linux with LUKS - I followed this guide. At the end my disk looked ...
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Recover Lost Partitions Windows 10 [duplicate]

I make one partition in my External Hard Drive and then make Windows 10 Bootable USB in the same partition, after that I lost my other drives data from the same hard disk how I can recover the lost ...
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Linux, reraging partition order

I have disk formatted in the following way: (EFI) (Windows Partition) - (Windows recovery) (NTFS Partition For My Files) (Linux Partition) The problem is that I resize/split my data partition quite ...

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