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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safe to shrink volume on linux - does data get deleted

My SSD has 250GB of space, and I allocated 75GB for files and 150GB for installation directory. I kind of flipped it. I've got some files on 150GB. I would like to shrink 50GB from installation folder ...
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Hard Disk showing wrong capacity and is RAW disk

will write step by step: one day my linux mint Drive stopped responding. i forced re-started the Laptop. On boot screen it showed this screen Then after some time showed : No boot device Present Then ...
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How do I use Hirens to recover my files?

I dual booted kali with Windows 10, but when I reboot my computer or try to disable secure startup (to exit kali OS), it says that there's no bootable devices found, even though I am absolutely ...
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How to fail-proof moving /home to a new partition

I'm in the process of moving /home to a new partition. I have copied the old /home to the new partition (with cp -rp). Next step is to modify /ect/fstab and reboot. However, if something goes wrong I ...
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RHEL 7 LUKS Encryption with LUKS on LVM

A RHEL 7 system I work on has the following partitioning: NAME TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda disk |--sda1 part | |--rhel-root ...
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Recover data from old LVM partition on Centos 7

a few days back I my system would not boot up and go directly to emergency mode with no luck getting out, so I decided to reinstall centos 7. However, there are a few files that I would like to ...
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Create partition primary gives “no usable Free extent could be found”

I am trying to format my SD card, I really need help. I tried diskpart Diskpart Select disk 1 Clean Create partition primary Then it gives me this error No usable Free extent could be found. It may ...
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Can I partition a RAID 1 drive to replicate data that is now on multiple drives?

I am getting this Western Digital RAID 1 array (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B074R59TLB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Currently I have data spread across three internal ...
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How to shrink Windows 10 partition when shrink size is 0

I have more than 500GB free on my C: drive but Windows Disk management says that the shrink size is 0. I followed all the steps here, here, here and here but none of these solutions worked: Turn off ...
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increasing the size of dual booted ubuntu /dev/sdb5 from the windows /dev/sda4

My GParted disk map looks like following: /dev/sdb: Ubuntu /dev/sda : Windows Low disk space warning on ubuntu I want to increase the size of Ubuntu so the low disk space warning doesn't come. I ...
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Is my disk partitioned correctly for cloning with Clonezilla?

I want to clone Windows from a 500GB HDD to a 240GB SSD. I already shrunk the partitions to fit the drive. In the photo you can see the partition structure - I'm worried that one of the recovery ...
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Haven't been able to boot this drive in about a week. Winload.efi. “Weird” partition table?

How the error came to be I opened testdisk out of curiosity and started analyzing my system drive. It was painfully slow so I eventually killed the process, and nothing spectacular happened it ...
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Clone LUKS encrypted SSD to bigger NVMe

I want to clone a (partly) LUKS encrypted SSD to another bigger NVMe. After that I want to create a separate partition out of unused space. The disk I like to clone contains a dual boot setup with ...
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Waiting for mount before executing a systemd service

I have a problem during startup of my device running Embedded Linux. My systemd service runs before some partitions get mounted which is not acceptable. I can list my mounts with command systemctl ...
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Truecrypt wholedisk encryption with no partitions?

I cleaned a 8TB harddisk using Diskpart. So now the disk is partitionless with just the online/uninitialized status. Under Truecrypt wholedisk encryption menu bowever. The disk was found as a ...
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Unable to partition in Windows

partitioning When I try to create a new volume I am getting above error You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contains the maximum numbers of partitions. ...
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Why is the root user home dir isn't under /home

I know one of the reasons of /root not being under /home is because /home might be a different partition and we want to be able to log into the user root always. What are some of the other reasons for ...
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Install multiple OS's on a new SSD from an HDD-based system

First of all, I want to ask a lot of related things, so I was lazy and wrote a question suiting my needs, which I can retire if it doesn't fall under the community's requirements. Please let me know ...
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Why am I getting Boot\BCD error when booting a windows installation USB?

I've tried creating a windows 8 and 7 installation medias from Ubuntu 16.04 using WoeUSB UNetBootIn GParted In all the above cases I got the Boot\BCD error. Error code was 0xc000000e. The BIOS ...
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How do I recover a hard disk after removing GPT partition?

I had the following problem (This disk contains mismatched GPT and MBR partition (in Clonezilla)). I followed the instruction from the first answer but applied it to the wrong disk and seems I removed ...
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2 /boot, 1 grub and EFI

I have two partitions that serve as /boot for their respective Linux distributions. Grub "runs" out of one /boot partition and I need a menuentry that enables boot from the the other /boot ...
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Merge two partitions which contain different OSes

I have two OSes installed in my laptop, Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Now, I want to remove Ubuntu and merge that partition with the other partition in Windows. How am I supposed to do it? This is how the ...
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I have many Healthy (Recovery Partitions) on my hard drive. Is it safe to delete them?

I was about to make partitions for dual boot, I saw there are three healthy(recovery partitions). I had previously installed Virtual Machine. I want to know why the partitions were made and how ...
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Does Diskpart clean all function same as low level format?

As I know that we can fix disk bad sectors by official softwares and low level format tools. Now my question is could I use Diskpart clean all command to fix bad sectors ??? I mean will disk write G ...
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Move ubuntu instalation to another drive [closed]

I have the next configuration on my computer: An SSD drive where I have two partitions where I have installed Ubuntu and Windows A hard drive where I also have two data partitions for Ubuntu and ...
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USB Stick not showing up properly despite it being detected

I have a 8GB USB Stick. When connecting to my PC it gets detected and shows up in the Device Manager like any other USB Drive. But in Explorer it doesn't show up, there is however a drive Letter added,...
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Will repartitioning cause me any problems?

I have an SSD with current OS an HDD with partition D\ with another OS Same HDD with partition E\ for Data I have shrunk D\ successfully, Disk Management now shows "unallocated" space I ...
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Acronis: Should recovery partitions be added during backup / restore?

I use Acronis True Image for many years and generally include the recovery partitions of primary disk (C:) to the backup file and select these partitions while restore. However, I am not sure if I am ...
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Resize filesystem on Windows boot partition using linux

I recently installed Windows and Arch linux on dual boot. I left 512MB of empty space for windows to create the boot partition in, but it only used 100MB. Now I need more space in the boot partition ...
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Why too many partitions on Windows 10?

I have just installed Windows 10 (20H2) by partitioning disk as C and D drives and shrink the C drive using Disk Management Tool of Windows for installing Ubuntu. Then I installed Ubuntu and on ...
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cannot access drive because it is in raw form?

I have a 30gb usb-drive which I have some important data in. When I plug it in the computer, windows 10 v 1909 for x62, it displays "You need to format the usb drive before you can use it", ...
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Reinstalling Windows 10: Cleaning boot partition but keeping my files on another partition. Will it work?

I want to reinstall Windows 10 but I have a lot of files on my hard drive and no external hard drive to move the files to. So I thought I'd create another partition and move the files there, and then ...
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how can I repair my partition that has been splited into two sections and isn't available anymore?

I had a 540GB NTFS partition named "D". After one restart (I might have done something wrong) my ubuntu partition turn into a unallocated partition. Then I use a live boot Ubuntu and used &...
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How to enlarge home directory on CentOS 7

I have an issue with the storage of my virtual machine which is running on CentOS 7. I'd like to enlarge the home directory which is currently completely used but there is clearly free space on the ...
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fdisk: cannot open /dev/sdb: Read-only file system

When I try mount /dev/sdb 1 /mnt/somewhere, I get this: mount: /mnt/somewhere: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error. When I try ...
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Is this good used harddisk or not?

[![enter image description here][2]][2] Is this good used harddisk or not ? Thanks for help [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/HDZbV.jpg![enter image description here](https://i.stack.imgur.com/RlauR.jpg)
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Any way to restore an accidentally repartitioned drive?

TLDR: Accidentally deleted partition on storage drive and created EFI partition. Drive is now one big EFI partition. Did not quick format. Any ideas on how to restore the original partition? I ...
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After cloning, the system Windows 8.1 shows the size of the smaller disk

I have ask a related question elsewhere. I have cloned 4TB HDD onto 8.TB but the system (Win 8.1) shows the size of the lower of the 2 disks, i.e. the size of the source while cloning. How do I assign ...
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Formatting USB drive for a MS DOS drive

My USB drive works when I format it with my floppy emulator. But when I format it to FAT16 with diskpart I get an error when I start up MS-DOS and the drive isn't usable. I've tried partitions below ...
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Drive partitioning slow in SSD than HDD

Partitioning my SSD is very slow compared to that in my other PC which is having an HDD. Why is that? I believe it shouldn't be. I could shrink a volume in just max 5 seconds in my HDD PC and it takes ...
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MBR2GPT states “wrong boot partition count, expected 1 but found 0”

I don't know what happened to my drive environment and cannot convert MBR to GPT, with mbr2gpt stating I don't have a boot partition: Info MBR2GPT was explicitly asked to run in full OS mode. Info ...
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How to arrange data on Partitions Physical Storage

I want to move data on the partition to the start of the partition physically. The files are scattered on the whole partition, free spaces are in between. I want that all data should be on one side ...
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External HDD Plugged into SATA shows uninitialized

I checked my Seagate external drive, or tried to, but it just wouldn't open up in Windows Explorer. (It had been plugged into the PC's USB for months, but I had not bothered to access it in this ...
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Where are partition file names (ex. sda1) stored on the computer?

In Linux, when you have disks and partitions named with the SDA/NVME naming convention (/dev/sda1, /dev/nvme0n1p3), are those names stored on the partition table on the disk or somewhere in the Linux ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20 on different drives, can't see Ubuntu drive from Windows

I have 3 disks, C, D and E. Initially I had Windows 10 installed on disk C, then I formatted and made a clean install of Ubuntu on disk E. When I start my computer I can choose to boot to Ubuntu or ...
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Expanding ubuntu disk (while having the message DISK IS LIKELY TO FAIL SOON)

In the image bellow I want to expand the ubuntu into the free space. make them one. I have the message "DISK IS LIKELY TO FAIL SOON" for the past few months. how can I do that merge those ...
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Can I clone a partition inside the same hard drive

I'm rescueing a hard drive and I already have a backup of the partition, now I wish to have a copy of this backup in order to safely work with it, problem is that I only have the hard drive where lays ...
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Create macOS High Sierra and newer bootable recovery partition on a separate standalone disk

There are manuals on cloning the recovery partitions to a separate disk for any macOS or OS X version prior to High Sierra, but I can google nothing about creating a standalone recovery disk for High ...
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Change ROW/CN filesystem/partitioning to FUSE partitioning/filesystem

I ahve old A3000-H tablet. And I flashed custom ROM - KitKat. But it has CN/ROW partitioning - two "internal storages" - internal storage - with mount point / - and internal sdcard - with ...
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Partition became RAW, TestDisk advice

~3 days ago a 238.2GB NTFS partition became RAW, losing ~170-180GB of data, and I have been trying to fix the problem for about 14 hours. Potential reasons partition went RAW: I have dual-booted ...

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