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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Partition scheme for Manjaro Gnome Dualboot with Windows 10

I would like to dual boot Manjaro on my computer, which currently has Windows 10. The basic data of my system: Intel Core i5-8265 U CPU 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz 16 GB RAM 64-bit 500 GB hard disk space I've ...
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If I add a new partition into an encrypted LVM will that added space be unencrypted?

This is my HDD layout for now: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 - /boot/efi (512M) /dev/sda2 - /boot (1024M) /dev/sda3 - / encrypted LVM (700G) unallocated - 220G Now what I want to do is move that last 220G ...
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Can't format SSD drive

I have an SSD drive I bought some time ago for using in an old Mac laptop, replacing the slow, spining disk that was inside. Eventually I bought a new laptop and wanted to use this SSD with a case as ...
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Dual boot and Installing Ubuntu On F drive

Currently I have two hard disks , a. Local Disk C (where Windows is installed) b. Linux F ( where I want to install Linux) Disk I don't know which is my F Drive , I can't find the answers anywhere. ...
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Create VMFS partition using linux for ESXI

I want to create an VMFS partition on a disk using GPT. I know using esxi cli we can create it easily using partedUtil with command partedUtil setptbl /dev/disks/t10....
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How to expand partition and avoid erasing boot loader

I would like the help of someone more experienced to expand the partition where my Manjaro is installed. That's how it looks like currently: I have three OSs installed: Windows, Manjaro and PopOS. I ...
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Replace hard disk preserving symlinks

I have to replace my secondary hard drive because it seems to have some problems. I would like to clone the partitions to a new hard drive. I have some symlinks that point to the secondary HD (e.g. I ...
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Grub balked during apt update due to gpt partitioning scheme

This machine has been neglected for about a year, just quietly sitting in the corner serving as dns/dhcp/nas for the local network. It has only one OS installed, which is debian. Long story short, i ...
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Ubuntu NTFS not write permissions

I have inside my system a m.2 samsung evo 970 formatted to NTFS. 3 weeks ago it was perfectly running with write permissions and everything no problem at all in Ubuntu 18.04. Then I upgraded to 19.10 ...
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Clonezilla: Store Image of sda on sdb

I am using CloneZilla version 2.5.6.-22-i686. I have two block devices: sda and sdb. sdb is much larger than sda and has plenty of free space. I would like to use CloneZilla to store an image of sda ...
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GPT disk with 2 Windows 10 LTSC Bootable partitions

I'm setting up a machine that requires 2 bootable partitions with a disk that's setup for GPT. The reason for 2 identical OS has to do with the applications that will be installed on each partition. ...
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unable to convert MBR disk to GPT error: main partition table overlaps by 33 block

I've got a MySQL DB running in EC2 that I've had to continually add space to the EBS volume, then grow it (using growpart/xfs_growfs). I finally hit 2TB and couldn't figure out why I could no longer ...
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Cannot resize LVM logical volume

I installed KDE neon in Virtual Box. While installing, I selected the option "Erase everything and use encrypted LVM" (cannot remember the exact wording), and everything went well. The disk layout is ...
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Broken USB Flash Drive; what broke it?

I recently found a 1GB flash drive of mine that is incredibly old and it seems that no operating system can deal with it. When I plug it into a Windows 10 machine, Windows states that I need to format ...
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How do you create volume for a disk on diskpart for windows 10 so you can format the disk to fat32?

After cleaning Disk 2, I made a partition with diskpart to Disk 2 after cleaning it, I've tried to create a volume for that disk but none of my code attempts have worked for example, "create simple ...
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How do I rearrange Windows 10 partitions? [duplicate]

For a requirement, I need to re-arrange the WINRE partition.The partition is located at the end of the hard disk, after the Primary partition. I've tried using third party tools such as Paragon ...
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Does Windows require the EFI system partition to be the first partition?

According to several guides (including this one by Microsoft) Windows 10 just needs an EFI system partition (ESP), a MSR partition (apparently for GPT stuff), a system/OS partition, and a recovery ...
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Is it possible to use a SATA DOM drive as a recovery boot device, while also using the SATA DOM to house recovery VM OVA files?

For some background, I have loaded oVirt (similar to CentOS) v4.2.2 on a SuperMicro server. The server is utilizing a RAID10 on qty 4 2TB drives -- however, the important part has to do with the ...
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BCDEdit /delete {ID} Unexpected token in the ID

I'm trying to remove an old linux-debian partition that I don't use anymore to increase the size of my linux-Manjaro partition. I'm doing that on my Windows 10 by following this tutorial (in french) ...
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Issues with trying to install a app from the microsoft store on a spanned partition

I have a 1.5TB Spanned Partition (1x 1TB Drive, 1x 500GB Drive) and I am trying to get an app on to it, every time I try and install it (using Microsoft Store or Add-AppxPackage) I get error code ...
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Chinese software on PC - creating a silo?

I have use certain software for my job and most of it is Chinese software. Very often, the Chinese clients could easily (some might say more easily) use software like Skype but choose to use these ...
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What will happen to the partitioned disks in my ZFS pool as it fills up?

I'm using 3 hard drives, formatted with a mix of ext4 and NTFS, in a RAID-Z ZFS pool. I thought I would have to format these drives to use them with ZFS, but after following the HowToGeek guide on ...
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No media even if I have two SSDs and two hard drives

I have two 240 GB SSDs and two 2.0 TB HDDs in a Lenovo ThinkStation D30 Type 4353 bought refurbished two years ago. In trying to boot Windows 10 my PC from a USB flash drive, it sees no media at all. ...
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Resize Ubuntu partition using a non-adjacent Windows space

Im using Ubunt 14.04 LTS. I have a dual boot (Windows 7 and Ubuntu. When I want to install upodates in Ubuntu I get the next messenge: error messenge I really need more space in my Ubuntu partition. ...
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Can I brick a laptop with UEFI firmware installed by letting software write to the first sector of my drive as to MBR?

Imagine I am working with some old OS installer that thinks that my drive uses first 512 bytes for managing partitions, and it writes to it its data. Can this corrupt my system in such a way that UEFI ...
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Does Windows 10 use 1 or 2 partitions for system files and user data?

I was wondering if Windows uses a separate partition for system files and another for personal files like Linux does?
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How do computers know which operating system to boot?

When I turn on my computer, what is the software that selects which operating system to boot, and how does it decide when given multiple options? More specifically, what if I have a computer with ...
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/boot partition full on Fedora

when I start system, I get an error message that /boot is full, also when I try dnf upgrade, I get a Transaction test error that says that kernel-core-5.5.10-200.fc31.x86_64 needs 38 MB in /boot. I ...
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Can you partition a floppy disk?

I read somewhere that floppy disks cannot be partitioned with most modern computer software tools. However, can't a floppy disk simply be viewed as an array of bytes like other magnetic storage ...
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BCDEdit - How to set device partition to a number (not c:)

I would like to add a new entry to my Windows bootmgr, which on another partition (5th one). What should I write after device partition=... to load the 5th partition?
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Can the BIOS Boot Partion (biosgrub) reside as the last partition on the disk?

I looked everywhere dor this answer, but couldn't find it. After a lot of searching, I came to know, booting linux in Legacy BIOS mode from a GPT disk requires a dedicated BIOS Boot Partition or a "...
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Clone M.2 NVME ssd to larger M.2 NVME ssd

I have Lenovo Ideapad Y700 and I want to upgrade my SSD. I bought a Samsung 970 Evo plus. Now I want to clone my old SSD to my new without reinstaling and losing data. I bought M.2 NVME adaptor to ...
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Deleting EFI partition after removing dual-boot CentOS

I installed CentOS 8 yesterday alongside my Windows 10 installation, and I assigned the partitions manually, creating the following: / , /home, /swap, /boot/efi. Unfortunately, I didn't assign enough ...
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Extending Windows 7 system partition to the left

I have an old pc with Windows 7 and Lubuntu dual-booted. Since I don't really use Lubuntu any more, I've wanted to get rid of it. Here's the problem: As you can see in this image: You can see that my ...
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CHKDSK stuck at 30% for hours - can't boot to Windows

I have a laptop with a Windows 8 partition (412.00 GB) and a recently-created Ubuntu 18.04 LTS partition (36.51 GB). My goal is to shrink the Windows partition (I have some free space there) to make ...
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Unable to install Windows Update on Microsoft Surface Pro X

I have a new Microsoft Surface Pro X 128GB. When I tried to do a Windows Update installation via restart, it fails to install, with the error code 0x800f0922. I have searched for a solution for this, ...
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Issues about using an external USB HDD for multibooting & data storage

I’d like to use a 5TB external USB HDD for multibooting GParted, Ubuntu Studio 19.10 and Windows 10, while still being able to use it as my data storage drive. I know I could buy a 16GB pendrive for ...
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Cloning the current SSD notebook windows to a larger one without buying extra hardware

This question maybe repeated but I didn't find the answer I looking for in the other threads. I have 2 HDD in my notebook: SSD 128GB and consist of the windows partition HDD 1 TB I want to replace ...
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windows - Free space on disk but cannot partition

Iv'e been trying to set up an Ubuntu 18.04 as dual boot alongside my Windows 10 on my personal laptop, using this guide. I have only one disk, so the first step is to shrink the current partition ...
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USB totally damaged after used with Rufus

Attempted to create a FreeDOS bootable drive with Rufus. The process failed and the drive was damaged. Software: Rufus 3.8p System: Windows 10 Enterprise 1709 x64 A lot of times when a similar ...
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Can't install any operating system anymore (neither Win nor any Linux from live system)

I'm encountering severe issues trying to reset my system to a working condition and I ran out of options what else to do. I'll try to describe my problem as short but precise as possible. Intro ...
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Multiboot (Windows) with partitions non accessible from one to the other

Computers are never enough for me.....unfortunately. So i had an idea now of upgrading my computer, upgrade it to full specs (as usual), and create a multi-boot drive. Possibly, about 6 or 7 boot ...
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How to fix Windows 10 boot after cloning partitions with GParted?

Dell XPS 7590 Windows 10 Home, came with 256GB SSD, cloned it with dd on GParted live to a larger 1TB. Had to delete the cloned partitions after a few months of use due to a bad Windows update but I ...
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Expand recovery partition when it is to the left

When I ran a Windows 10 feature update, it created a second recovery partition to the right, and that one is the active partition, not the old one to the left. I assume this happened because the old ...
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New 1GB /boot partition appeared when installing fedora

In Gparted I noticed that after installing a new fedora partition onto my computer there was also a 1GB /boot partition that appeared. When I try to edit it it says that it is busy. I know that it ...
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Bootcamp partition still remains after removing Windows

I installed Windows on my MacBook some time ago, and during that it created two partitions called Bootcamp. (So I had the Mac partition, a Bootcamp partition and another Bootcamp partition) I tried ...
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“The system cannot find the file specified” error in windows 10 when deleting a disk partition

I'm trying to delete a partition occupied by CentOS (to reinstall over it) using Windows 10's Disk Management utility on a dual boot laptop, but the 'Delete Volume' operation on this partition is ...
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e2fsck error when trying to move Windows MSR partition with GParted

I have a dual boot Linux / Windows system, and I only allocated about 120 GB of the 2 TB drive for Windows, and now I want to make it bigger. I have read similar posts such as https://askubuntu.com/...
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Flash Drive Multiple Partition For Backup

I'm trying do to something (experiment), I have 64 Gb flash drive and I break it to 3 sections. The first will be for Back up Files The second partition will be Create Restore Point (in case OS ...
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How do I move an OS from F-drive to D-drive and have everything pointing to “F:\” now point to “D:\” instead?

How do I move an OS from an HDD F-drive to a SSD D-drive and have everything pointing to "F:\" now point to "D:\" instead? Goal is to have a dualbooted system, with Windows 7.0 as the first ...

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