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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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Windows - Hard drive not visible (Second Windows installation)

I installed Windows 10 to my new SSD while my old hard drive was disconnected. I did this because I wanted Windows to install everything (Bootloader, Rescue partition, etc) to the new SSD. Afterwards ...
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Ruined Windows partition by formatting different partition

I just wanted this easy, humble setup: SSD with dual boot (Ubuntu 18 + Windows 10) HDD with one data NTFS partition for double access from ubuntu and windows I had my HDD with a triple boot in ...
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How do I format an NTFS drive on CentOS 7 so that I can also use it in Windows?

We have a LIDAR system that collects data in the field. The computers that process the raw data are Windows computers so we use NTFS. However, the LIDAR system itself runs CentOS 7. Normally this ...
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Hide a partition on a flash drive

OBJECTIVE I have a flash drive and I want a custom memory management to work with "secret files". I need some help on how to achieve the following with two partitions on my device: READ Only OR CDFS ...
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How to know if Linux overwrote windows boot loader

Currently my computer boots directly into Windows, but I can boot into BIOS to choose Linux's GRUB, so I'd like to know if I could safely delete Linux's partitions and allocate them back into windows ...
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Disk full for unknown reason - BTRFS partition filled up with garbage data

On my Debian Linux laptop a couple of days ago I got my 23GB root EXT4 partition full (probably I installed more software than I expected). Since I have plenty of space in my BTRFS home partition, ...
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How to Extend the Primary Boot C Drive Partition - Extend Option Grayed Out [duplicate]

I see the "Extend Partition" option is grayed out in the Disk Management tool and as far as I can understand I need to move my data to another drive and change the drive letters. This is something I ...
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F-Disk Error: Maximum vs Allocated Sectors

When I run fdisk in Ubuntu and edit the nested partition table on my drive, i get the output "Total allocated sectors 4294967296 greater than the maximum 1953525168" when verifying the table. Can you ...
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OS X file recovery after failed Mojave Installation

Recently I was attempting to install Mojave, I must admit I wasn’t paying a lot of attention and doing a few things at once and when I looked up my Mac had booted into recovery mode. I’m not sure ...
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How do I completely factory-reset my SSD and HDD and create a volume out of unallocated space?

PLEASE read this, because this problem is driving me nuts! I wanted to clean install Windows 10 and get rid of my current license for a few reasons (it'll expire soon anyway.) I already copied all ...
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Merging Unallocated Space HDD

I tried to do that using disk management and installed the free trial version of EaseUs. But now EaseUs shows me that I merged it, I think, but Disk management doesn't. And if I split the unallocated ...
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installing fedora 28 on laptop gives error disk sda already reached maximum allowed number of primary partitions

I tried installing fedora on my laptop which had Windows 7 pre installed I wanted to have a dual boot system boot things were not clear so I could not do it. I then later tried to proceed only with ...
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How to extend arch linux partition without Gparted

I have arch-linux installed on dev/sda8. I have about 39 GB of unallocated space just above dev/sda8. I want to move the same below sda8 so I can extend my linux parttion. I tried Gparted from linux ...
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Creating multible bootable partitions on USB drive from terminal? (macOS)

I have a 64GB UBS flash drive, and I want to divide this in multiple partitions. Then I would like to put a different bootable volume on each partition, for example various USB/Live versions of ...
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How to list the linux partitions by their created/modified time?

Is there any command to list the linux partitions by their created/modified time.
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How to move linux partition from C drive to F drive in windows 10?

I partitioned my C drive in windows 10 to create 30 GB of unallocated space and then installed Linux on it. Then I read somewhere that it is not good practice to install linux on C drive where you ...
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Micro SD card not saving changes (but is not in read-only mode) [duplicate]

I have a Micro SD card here which I used with a Raspberry Pi, and I wanted to re-ISO it with a newly downloaded ISO from raspberry.org. This is on Windows 7 Pro In the Computer Management / Disk ...
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Unallocated space Disk 0 to Disk 1

Can someone point me to the right direction how to allocate the unused space into Disk 1? I cannot move un-allocated data from Disk 0 to Disk 1 (see attached).
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How to mount Raw NAND images using Network Block Device (nbd) to access its files/folders?

So, I've made a fresh image of my smartphone and now I want to play with it. I can mount SOME of its partitions using the linux mount comand giving the offset of the partition. For example, the state ...
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Moving bootable partition on external hard disk

Samsung Laptop Recovery I have a samsung laptop which has dual boot with Ubuntu and windows I am trying to recover the windows from the windows recovery image Windows recovery backup image is very ...
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Best way to store games with a lot of files on HDD

I just installed Age of Mythology on my external hard drive and I notice, that quite a small game (2 GB) occupies almost 55 GB on disk. I know, it's due to big allocation unit size, but 1 MB is ...
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Why does Ubuntu 18.04 doesn't create multiple BTRFS subvolumes anymore during installation by default?

During installation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server I could choose manual partitioning and create a /-partition using BTRFS. The installer automatically mapped that to creating one subvolume called @ for / ...
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How to write a protective MBR in Windows?

I have a UEFI machine with CentOS on one disk and Windows 2016 on another. The Windows installer writes the GPT protective MBR, but it doesn't follow the UEFI standard exactly, as described here. It ...
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Grub rescue after deleting kali linux partition

my system has windows 10 already installed after that i tried to install kali linux but the installation didn't go right the kali linux's grub was installed but cannot launch neither windows 10 nor ...
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Removing an OS without disturbing other OSes

What's would be the easiest approach to remove Debian from my system? I have 3 OSes on my laptop as shown in the output of lsblk --output NAME, SIZE, LABEL Output: NAME SIZE LABEL loop1 81....
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Not allocating extra partition in dual boot laptop Windows10/Ubuntu18.04?

Above are my drive partitions, the last one (200.63 GB) is for ubuntu 18.04. I want to create an extra partition from DATA (D:) (490 GB). When I shrink volume from DATA (D:) (490 GB) and try to ...
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How do I make my dead USB usable?

So, this problem kinda started yesterday when my uncle gave me his extra Sony 8GB pen drive to copy some videos. I copied the files and everything went well until I reinserted the drive about three ...
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What is the 1MB RAW Primary Partition on SSD Disk 0?

I've noticed that on my Dell laptop's (Windows 10 Pro with SSD) disk 0 there is a "Partition 5": it's listed as a 1MB Basic partition, RAW, healthy primary partition. I know that I never partitioned ...
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Converting GPT to MBR for 1 partition without losing data from other partitions

Is it possible to convert a single partition from GPT to MBR without losing data from other partitions? I had installed windwos 10 and Ubuntu as dual boot and i wanted to reinstall windows 10 and ...
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Full disk backup with UEFI entries

I just bought a laptop with preinstalled Win 10 and want to replace it with my favorite Linux distro. Before that I want to backup a system disk and recovery partitions with possibility to restore it ...
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Mismatch in partition format

I'm running into some issue with my Ubuntu 18.04 boot, after upgrading from 16.04 (ubuntu 18.04 upgrade failed for UEFI). However while looking at it I realized a weird behavior: When I open GParted (...
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Moving extended partition to the right with gparted

I am facing problems with re-partitioning my HDD. I am running Linux Mint 18.2 64-bit from an USB and using gparted to manage partitions. The current partitions state is as follows: and my goal is to ...
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Make my GRUB not dependent of my external disk

I bought an external drive to put an Ubuntu in it. I will use it in multiple computers to work. Problem is, when I installed it, it remplaced my initial grub by an another one, and the result of this ...
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Delete partition option is disabled, why?

I've deleted my F drive in order to extend volume of C. Now I've to delete this free space. But the delete partition option is disabled. Why? What should I do now?
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Why do I have 4 partitions?

I wanted to install another OS on my laptop but I noticed that I already have 4 partitions the first is Healthy EFI Partition then Recovery then C: then Restore Partition. Should I remove one? If so ...
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Windows 10 wont boot HP probook 430 G2 2014 model

In powershell I tried the command "Shutdown" and my computer shut down then when I powered it back on I got a disk error 301 so I went to cmd and activated my boot partition and since then I have had ...
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How do I disable Rufus' automatic partitioning of unallocated space?

I have a 64 GiB USB thumb drive I wish to partition into 4 GiB Linux distro + 60 GiB unallocated space. However, Rufus merges these two partitions when I try to create the bootable Linux distro on ...
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How to get back windows 7 to grub2?

I had a HDD with windows 7. Then, I added 2ed HDD to install centos7. During installation process I chosed cent OS Auto partitioning but re-sized them quite. after installing cent OS 7 it didn't ...
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Windows 10 keeps giving me automatic repair loop even after the clean install?

in the first windows was working perfectly ….. then I got some kind of green screen of death saying some sort of unknown error … then it got into automatic repair loop I tried every single fix out ...
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SSD has primary partition only, no volumes in Windows 10 DISKPART

After receiving a BSOD, and I try to restart my machine is doesn't work. I get a 0x80070057 error. I can't fix it, it seems. This got me wondering if my SSD had failed. I am on a Thinkpad T450s ...
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Can a HDD write to two separate partitions at the same time safely?

I have a Mac Pro 2009 with multiple internal storage disks, one of them being a 4TB HDD with 3 partitions. 2 of these are used as Time Machine backup destinations, one for my Mac Pro and one for my ...
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Installing Windows10 after Linux, with disk encryption

There are many similar questions, but I cannot find one to answer this particular niche. Context: I have a 2TB Hard Disk, which (ignoring other miscellaneous EFI, swap or recovery partitions) is ...
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How to remove read-only attribute from a USB to format it [duplicate]

I have a weird USB which have one partition that mounts as a CD drive and a second normal partition for user data. At some point before the summer I encrypted the second partition using bitlocker and ...
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Recover & Verify MFT from a repartitioned harddrive [duplicate]

After accidentally repartitioning my external harddrive (I still maintain that I clicked "No", the computer was just out to get me), I began looking for a way to recover my data. (The repartitioning ...
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Resized partition doesn't get mounted

After I cloned my HDD to my external hard drive (EHD?) using MiniTool Partition Wizard, I was not able to access it, only from Command Prompt with admin rights. After trying everything I decided for ...
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How can I change disk size to be exactly n Bytes in MacOS Disk Utility?

I want to resize a partition (1) to be exactly 63,679,283,200 bytes, because I want it to be equal the size of my 64GB external drive partition (2). The reason is that I want them to be in a Raid and ...
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Resizing ext4 partitions without breaking the system

I decided to split my hard drive into two partitions in order to keep my OS (Linux Mint) and home folder separate. The idea in general was nice, but I failed to estimate the sizes of the partitions ...
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Windows doesn't recognize HDD

I bought a computer and I installed Windows 10. I bought it with 256 GB of SSD and 1000 GB of HDD. I installed the OS on the SSD. When I installed it, the operation system can't find my hard disk. I ...
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How do I extend one of my external hard drive's partitions to 50 GB of unallocated space?

Please see the screenshots beneath. My goal is to add 50 GB to drive E (with 258 GB). Initially I tried 1, but the 50 GB never appeared in the 'Extend Volume Wizard'. Then I formatted the 50 GB as ...
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Windows fails to load with “A required device isn't connected or cant be accessed” error (0xc000000e) after recent formatting

I recently formatted my ASUS E402S laptop with latest version of Windows 10. In this process I moved the windows partition from the 32GB EMMC memory to newly added HDD in the laptop. The laptop ...