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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Not able to Delete a Partition

I am trying to extend my C drive as it has very little space remaining. I tried to delete G drive to create free space for C drive but Disk Management is not allowing me to delete G drive. I do not ...
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Read-only file system in Ubuntu

My computer has 4 partition. Beside of Ubuntu partitions, I have a partition to save working projects on same disk. I use gnome-disks to auto-mount this partition when startup. However, when I create ...
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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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Troubleshooting Windows 10 re-install

I accidentally initiated a hard drive wipe on a Windows 10 partition and stopped the process as soon as I noticed (less than a second), but it was too late. This is a dual boot PC with separate ...
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How to fix bad sectors HDD on linux?

I am running Pop!_OS on my 128GB SSD and want to install Windows 10 on my 3TB HDD for gaming. The thing is that the HDD is for some reason really slow. I checked on Linux and it says that there are ...
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How to move users' data from a separate partition on one drive to another drive and remove the original users' data partition?

Simplifying, my old drive has four partitions; we are going to speak about first two (which "belong" to Windows; the remaining two "belong" to Linux). Let's call the first two partitions C: and D:; ...
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How to reinstall Windows 10 on a Lenovo G50 that was downgraded to Windows 7 by a technician?

Some technician told my lady to downgrade her Lenovo G50 from Windows 10 to Windows 7 a couple years ago, and he did this for her. Now we're looking into upgrading it back to Windows 10. Back in the ...
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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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Should I store my files on another partition?

I want to better organize my files in my computer but I have a question. In fact, I would like to store them all on another partition (E:). But is it a good idea? Is there any risk of loss, or will ...
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Converting Ext4 Simple/Dynamic drive back to Basic/Partition

So basically i was trying to add a 5th partition and in that process I've converted my whole disk to a dynamic drive, which contains both NTFS and EXT4 with Linux on dual boot. Now the problem is it ...
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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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Windows refuses to mount SD Card

So, I've got an SD card with one partition as FAT32 and a bit of unallocated space: Windows can find the device itself. Disk manager can see it: (Sorry about Russian, but it is reporting that device ...
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Which partitions should I delete after removing Ubuntu?

My laptop has two disks: Disk 0 is SSD (Windows) and Disk 1 is HDD (Data). Then I created a partition (Partition 16 in the picture) to install Ubuntu in Disk 2. A few days ago, I wanted to remove ...
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Optimal Way to Partition 1tb drive [closed]

I learned that it is best to store applications in c drive together with the system files. Does that mean I should give an extra-large partition for c drive? I am planning to give 400gb out of 1tb for ...
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Make an internal NVME drive bootable

I’m installing UEFI arch Linux using a live usb on a NVMe-drive laptop. I got up until disk partitioning when I saw that I could not flag any partitions in the NVME drive as bootable. The only ...
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How do I shrink/change BIOS_RVY partition?

I recently bought a new internal SSD. I used the manufacturer's software to clone the original SSD onto the new one. That seems to have worked without much issue, but the BIOS_RVY partition is huge ...
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Delete CDFS volume from USB drive in windows?

I recently attempted to install ubuntu onto a removable USB drive. Eventually, I wanted to replace the ubuntu version with another, but the problem is that, besides for the 3.7gb of "free space" I can ...
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Combining Hard Drive

I have a Windows 2016 server VM with 2 data drives. Both are basic disks and not part of a storage space pool. One is full (disk 1, volume E:) but the other (disk 2, volume F:) has some unallocated ...
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Partition Help - /dev/sda1 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem here

First time post on here. I'm studying for the LFCS course so I'm relatively new to Linux sysadmin, so apologies if this is an obvious question. I'm having a very frustrating issue that has had me ...
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Creating partitions in Linux Mint for Windows 10 installation

I use Linux Mint mostly but need to be able to run some audio production software which doesn't really function properly on Wine. My laptop came installed with Windows 10. I made a dual boot with ...
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Convert HDD to logic?

i just formated my 2 disks: SSD (GPT ; Primary ; for Windows 10) HDD (GPT ; Primary ; for Data) My question is simple: should i convert my HDD to logic since he's not for the OS to gain speed? ...
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Fix partition structure in a corrupt HDD [duplicate]

This is my first time to ask this kind of tech question so apologies for any vagueness in my question. I have this external HDD (BUFFALO HD-PNFU3; probably formatted in exfat but not fully sure. Could ...
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Boot Failed - Windows Boot Manager IBM Server x3400 M3

I recently purchased an old IBM System X3400 M3 server, however, after installing Windows, I get an error message saying Boot Failed Windows Boot Manager and have tried multiple solutions suggested ...
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Windows 7 Installation On UEFI and GPT HDD without converting to MBR

I Have ideapad 330 15IKB Laptop with GPT Hard Drive and i'm trying to install Windows 7. I tried to install it with Legacy Boot from BIOS configuration, but it failed to read the Drives/Partitions ...
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Recover data from unallocated partition [duplicate]

I've got a problem with my external hard drive (500Go). I wanted to create a system repair disc on a separate partition (10 Go) with the official tool from Microsoft. (this partition was the first in ...
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Is there a way to lock a partition or operating system for a set amount of time? (As opposed to password based)

We have all kinds of encryption technology now for password locking our hard drives or it's individual partitions. So lets say I want to lock myself out of one partition on my computer, like say my ...
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In my Dell Inspiron,I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Due to grub problem,I deleted Ubuntu partition.I unknowingly deleted a fat32 partition also. Now even recovery cd is not working. Can I format and reuse my harddrive using bionicpup64 ?I want to dual ...
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What partition types should I use for my external HDD? Will the choice affect the performance?

Background I have a 2TB external HDD with two partition = 1.6 TB for files+ 300GB for system image(made after ransomware attack). The 300GB partition is NTFS format with partition type primary. The ...
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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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Disk Image “no mountable file systems”

I have a disk a problem due to that there was a partition with MS-dos format with -1 MB size, and I tried first AID and repair but with no result, then by mistake I used DiskUtil unmountdisk /dev/...
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Is is possible to recover deleted/lost partitions and files on it (for my particular case)? [duplicate]

I opened command prompt on my windows 10 pc in recovery mode (Shift + power on). And then i ran the 'clean' command on my "disk 0" and then ran "create new partition" command, after that i assigned a ...
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How to move unallocated space from left to the right of an ext4 partition in gparted without extended partition

Hello, I just reduced my windows partition space on /dev/nvme0n1p3 to the unallocated 60.65Go space on its right. I'm trying to allocate this space to my kde plasma partition on /dev/nvmee0n1p4 in ...
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shrink the vdi file

I have a vdi of virtual size 55GB but its actual size is 9.64GB. In this vdi file windows 10 is installed. what i want is to remove the unallocated storage from this vdi. https://i.stack.imgur.com/...
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Checking if SSD died

I've got a serious problem with my SSD. Once, it failed to boot and all of partitions were lost. I managed to recover partitions by sticking it as an external drive to other PC. I copied all the data ...
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Grub doesn't recognize Windows 10 partition after a auto-boot repair of Windows

The question seems duplicated, but I really convinced it isn't! My PC was unstable and I needed to remove some peripherals. Additionally, I have one SSD (with Debian 9 and Windows 10 - bootloader ...
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SSD+HDD Partitioning in Linux

I searched earlier on internet about this but it's still confusing for me. I have a 500GB SSD and 2TB HDD and I have this scheme but I don't know how big I need to make the each partition: Solid ...
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What is the purpose of these overlapping partitions?

I want to install Parabola on one of my machines, so I downloaded the .iso, checked the signature and hash, and then flashed the image to a USB thumb drive like so: dd if=parabola-dual-openrc-cli-...
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Does it matter if a drive extended in Disk Management (W10) looks like different partitions?

After installing a new HDD to be my primary storage drive, I deleted a couple of now redundant partitions on an old HDD and tried extending the data partition into those two partitions after each ...
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Using Linux and dd to clone a FAT32 Windows partition to another, larger disk

PROBLEM: I currently have a 4GB disk with a single primary FAT32 partition that has Windows 98SE installed. The disk is almost full and I want to move the partition over to a larger 8GB disk. ...
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Kali linux goes black screen after login

I am running it on virtualbox recently I've run out of memory (litteraly 0 bytes left) so I have resized the vdi file but I can't enter into linux to set the partitions because of the black screen ...
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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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How to Move Linux partition but keep the dual boot

have a Windows 10 and Arch Linux dual boot system on my 1 TB m.2 ssd. Because I have a lot of games in Windows, I got myself another 1 TB Samsung 860 evo. I would like to move my entire Linux ...
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Windows 10 4TB HDD formatted with MBR by Windows

Yesterday I set up my new PC. I installed Windows 10 via a USB boot drive. My PC has an SSD which I wanted to use for the OS and important applications and then I‘ve got an HDD with 4TB for mass ...
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why did my computer come with FAT16 partition for EFI boot?

I recently got an Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu 14.04 pre-installed. From the factory, it has 4 partitions: 1-FAT16 boot 47.x MB 2-FAT32 microsoft data 1.x MB 3-ext4 Ubuntu 14.04 5.x MB 4-swap ...
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Is it an issue if my drive is assigned to B:?

I have read that drives are not typically assigned to B: because it used to be assigned to floppy disks in MSDOS. IS this still an issue? I partitioned my new SSD to the B: location.
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External Hard Drive Partiton failed and then repaired by itself?

I'm trying to figure out how this could have happened... I have an external hard drive formatted as NFTS connected to my Windows 10 PC. Yesterday morning the main partition on the drive along with it'...
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How to remove write protection from OEM recovery drive?

I have a recovery USB drive from the Computer Manufacturer that I used to reinstall windows. I am done using the windows files on it. It is 16GB and has relatively fast read/write speeds so I would ...
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Subpartitions? FAT32 Hidden partition? I never created them

I try to make bootable a Linux partition on a USB, equipped with GRUB (GRUB2 I think). But I had the surprise to see subpartitions that I never tried to create. How did they come here? I just wanted ...
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Unable to format nvme SSD or modify partitions

I have a Desktop computer with a 250GB SSD and a 1TB HDD, about a week ago Windows installed and update (what could ever go wrong with one of those?!?!) and while rebooting due to it my PC ran into a ...
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NTFS partition corrupted, file system not recognized

I recently installed Manjaro on my computer but I somehow "broke" the partition where Windows was installed... It is now not recognized as an NTFS filesystem anymore (actually, it does not recognize ...

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