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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Veracrypt Hidden Partition Error

I accidentally mounted the normal volume (10Gb) and moved some files into there (~15Gb). The hidden partition is 50Gb, and when I try to mount now it is giving me an error: "You need to format ...
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Safe to delete Primary Partition on multi-boot Windows system?

I have 3 partitions on 1 disk set up as follows: Win 7: System, Active, Primary Partition Win 8: Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive Win 10: Logical Drive I want to delete Win 7 so I can just ...
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Why there is an empty unpartitioned space on my brand new micro SD card?

I've ordered micro SD cards multiple times from china, I always check them with H2testw to make sure they are real. However I've noticed something strange about the micro SD XC cards (only beyond 64GB)...
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restoring ubuntu in dual-boot setup after grub screen "GNU GRUB version 2.02" (mistakenly deleted partition)

I have an ASUS rog series laptop. Previously, I installed both Windows 10 and ubuntu 20.04 in a dual-boot setup. As I mostly work in remote servers, I didn't use Ubuntu on my laptop for a while. Last ...
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Data recovery formatted disk

I have a 1TB HDD with 3 partitions. One of the partitions is/was NTFS formatted. However, I accidentally formatted it on a Mac to HFS+. I dd the whole disk to an image and ran Photorec on the ...
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Restoring the partition table and a fsarchiver backup from a dead disk to a new one

My openmediavault server's ssd disk died, and I replaced it with a new one (different brand, same capacity). Now I wanted to restore my last backup made with fsarchiver via the omv backup plugin, and ...
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Invalid Partition table - but Windows still boots

I have an old Dell Laptop (Latitude E6430) that suddenly showed this error message on boot: Invalid Partition Table! But if I press any key, Windows 10 will still boot. There has been no hardware ...
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How can I make a password protected Virtual Hard drive in Linux?

I have an Ubuntu server 20.4 installed in Virtual Box. I wanted to make a Virtual Hard Drive. So I made an Image to Hold Virtual Drive Volume and formated the EXT4 file system type in the image file ...
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Can I safely move disk space on GParted jumping over another partition?

I have a dual boot Windows 10 / Fedora 34, and surprisingly, my Windows' partition needs more space. So, I booted a GParted live USB and I realized that I have a small NTFS partition (and 1MiB of ...
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How to increase unallocated space of SD card

I have a SD card used to have Raspbian on it. I am trying to write the lastest Raspbian image to it using Etcher. It is a San Disk Ultra 16GB disk. Etcher reports this card as having size 32.1MB. ...
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Erased HDD "Free Space" with 0x00, but now Windows 7 is reporting a false storage size

I have a virtual disk (VMDK) on an SSD, and I ran a program (DiskGenius -> Erase Free Space) to erase free space on that VMDK. It erased about 800 GB of room which used to be available to me in ...
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GPT formatted drive in Legacy Boot MBR system not readable

My Windows 8 system only contains MBR partitions. I added a big disk internally and formatted it with GPT (given the MBR Constraints of 2TB) and copied some videos. When I plugged this disk in a ...
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Extending a Windows partition by adding non-adjacent unallocated place separated by a System Reserved partition

After removing Linux system by wiping the partition it was on I want to add the resulting unallocated space to the Windows partition. The problem is: I can't join non-adjacent partitions. See the ...
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Unknown partition table type error from u-boot running on Raspberry Pi 4

I've been trying to run the Linux on my Raspberry Pi 4 board. But, I couldn't even achieve running the u-boot properly. The board launches up without any problem and starts running the u-boot. The u-...
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Why is my linux partition not mounting?

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Release: 20.04 Codename: focal I have the following partitions: Disk /dev/sda: 3.65 TiB, 4000787030016 bytes, 7814037168 sectors ...
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Moving OS from drive to another

I want to move Ubuntu from one drive to another. I've seen a video how to do it. But I want to keep the old drive. My drives are like this. Drive 1 SSD: Windows 10. Drive 2 HDD: 75% partition use for ...
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HDDScan: All bad blocks gone after format

A few days ago I scanned my HDD using HDDScan. After 100 000+ consecutive bad blocks I stopped the scan because it was taking hours. Today I formatted the HDD and after scanning it again (verify) the ...
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Merge unallocated partition into my mounted partition

As you can see, I am mounted on /dev/nvme0n1p5. Gparted does not allow me to merge the unallocated partition (51.94GB) into the extended partition (i.e. mounted partition) using Move/Resize action. I ...
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Unknown disk, not initialized fix data error cyclic redundancy check CRC error for hard drive

I tried to add my old hard drive in my PC. First tried with SATA Cable Second tried with USB To SATA Cable In both of them HDD status is not initialized and type is unknown unknown disk not ...
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extending disk partition with other partitions in the way

I want to extend my C drive partition after upgrading it, but the 2 partitions have partitions in between them. I'm not sure how to extend it and the extend button is grayed out.
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Restoring Disk Image window after downloading

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 after installing when I downloaded an ISO file (Size 1.6) I came across an issue.The ISO got stored in /tmp.The Window appeared and offered Restoring Disk Image.When I used ...
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Ubuntu Server startup partition not selectable in BIOS menu

I just installed Ubuntu Server 20.04.03 with two disks like this: Disk model: ST4000LM024-2AN1 Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (...
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Linux testdisk fails to repair MFT and rebuild BS, files lost?

I have a Toshiba 1TB hard drive (HDWD110) that had a previous installation of Windows 10. Long story short, I ended up removing the entire disk partition using the Disc Manager on Linux. Using the ...
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Windows 10 Mirror volume showing up as "Failed" in diskpart but both disks are showing as healthy

I recently had a pretty big system crash a few weeks ago which caused several of my drives to disappear from windows. I booted into a linux drive and all of them show up perfectly with no errors ...
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Had this empty "system reserved" space without fully knowing what it is

So for years I've had this "system reserved" drive which came after I once had formated my HDD plenty of years ago. I've never really been bothered by it but I have wondered if it's a ...
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Dual booting Manjaro kde with windows 10

I want to dual boot my laptop(win 10 preinstalled) with Manjaro-kde plasma, I only have 512gb ssd , already divided into two(C=276gb & D=200gb). How much free space should I leave in Windows C ...
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Does partition type affect HDDScan results?

I'm running HDDScan on my HDD, and I've already run into 70 000+ consecutive bad blocks. My HDD is split up into three partitions; two partitions that are compatible with Windows, and one that is not. ...
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Why does balenaEtcher change the format of my disk?

I would like to flash Ubuntu 20.04 to a 32GB SD card to be booted in a Raspberry Pi. I erased and formatted my SD card with the Mac Disk Utility app to MS-DOS (FAT) format with GUID Partition Map. I ...
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Missing windows boot options

I have tried to install ElementaryOS on my machine, and I have wiped out my boot partition by accident. I have successfully installed Elementary OS (0.6 Odin, even though it doesn't matter). Now, my ...
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Difference between normal partitions and vdo volumes in linux

I would like to know the differences between VDO volumes and normal partitions, I know that VDO volumes have some advantages like deduplication and compression but what is the use case for each of ...
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Decrease partition size for ubuntu dual boot

I have windows 10 and ubuntu 20.04 dual booted and I don't use ubuntu much. I gave ubuntu a lot of space which I can use for windows. Now I want to reduce the size of the partition😐. I have ...
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Accidentally deleted partition

Windows 10 user here, hello So, now I accidentally deleted the wrong partition while using Disk Management. This partition is basically a whole 1 TB hard drive, so I couldn't worried about rewriting ...
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Can I still dualboot?

So,in the coming days I want to dualboot Windows 10 and PrimeOS. I have a partition in my SSD(system drive) called "system reserved" which I have hidden through disk management as I didn't ...
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How is the data on the new Google Drive for Desktop stored

As of recently, Backup and Sync has been merged into a much newer and much more complex application, Google Drive for Desktop. [I use Windows for these examples, btw]. For the most part, the ...
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No bootable devices found - Dell Latitude E7450

I have a Dell Latitude E5740, running Windows 10. One day when booting up my computer, I received a black screen that said "No bootable devices found, Press F1 key to retry boot," etc. I ...
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change windows partition device number as reported by cygwin stat

I have two partitions with the same device number: $ stat -c "%D" /cygdrive/c ec6d967e $ stat -c "%D" /cygdrive/g ec6d967e I believe this is because G: was restored from an image ...
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what does it mean "dynamic disks support MBR and GPT"?

I'm confused "Do Dynamic disks have GPT and MBR or not?" while in this page, number 3 in table it says there is no partition in Dynamic disks against basic disks that have GPT and MBR ...
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Shrinking C: partition in windows didn't unallocate the space

I'm trying to do a dual boot on my computer with Linux but my laptop only has 1 drive. I wanted to shrink my C: drive so I can make a new partition for Linux. But when I shrank my drive this happened: ...
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Unallocated partition is not visible for arch installation

I am trying to install Arch linux on my laptop. I had allocated 150GB partition to be used as arch partition. after booting from usb drive and connecting to the internet, I've attempted to do the ...
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Can't resize NTFS partition using GParted (ntfsresize)

I wanted to clone an old and slow 2tb HDD (230gb used, everything else is backed up) to a 240gb SSD with Clonezilla. It gave me errors, saying that the disk is to big to clone. I decided to boot ...
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Copying raw partition sequentially, in chunks, with error recovery

Normally if I want to copy a raw partition /dev/sdaX (with i/o errors when reading), I would just go with ddrescue <src> <dst>. The case here is that I'd like to be able to copy this ...
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Linux, home partition disappeared

I have a laptop with dual boot on debian 11 and windows 10 and recently, it became impossible for me to launch debian, when I boot, I have a load of a few minutes and the following message: [ TIME ...
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Can I re-partition my C: drive during (for example) factory reset to give it a bigger space allocation?

I keep getting recurring messages on my Dell Inspiron 3793 (purchased new in Jan 2021) saying my C: drive is almost full. When this happens, both Windows File Explorer and Treesize bear this out, ...
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weird c:/boot folder after installing ubuntu

so i installed ubuntu yesterday and everything was working great i can boot into both os but i've noticed something strange which is boot folder and bootmgr in c partition that wasn't there before ...
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repair GUID after changing HFS+ partition drive letter in Windows

I have a non-boot HFS+ partition. After changing the drive letter in Windows diskmgmt.msc, I can no longer see the drive in OS X. I can see the drive and its contents in Windows. Apparently this is ...
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How to partition new Windows 10 install without losing space to non-contiguous volumes

Every time I've installed Windows 10 via bootable USB I end up with a volume on the left side of my C: drive which I am able to delete, however, it remains as unallocated space which can't be merged ...
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How does SSD wear leveling work when I have 2 partitions? [duplicate]

How does SSD wear leveling work when I have 2 partitions? If I trim the first partition can't I run the risk that writes to my second partition will end up overwriting the data on the first, since ...
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Windows7 error (0xc0000005) in many applications even after format and reinstall multiple times

Windows7 SP1 x64 I had to format my PC and reinstall windows7 because of a small issue some days ago, i was able to do so without much problem. Almost everything worked fine except for a small thing ...
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Having some issues trying to unmount the home partition and resize/split it

So i'm new to linux and I set up my drive poorly....basically too small of a root partition and too large of a home partition and I want to have a Mysql and Nginx partition as well for that data. I've ...
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Raid 1 rebuilding with Server 2008 r2 and two partitions on one drive

A client of ours has an older server. I was not involved in the setup and don't usually get involved with servers but will probably be involved on this one. I recently had to reboot the system and ...

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