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Prepare a disk to be imaged by Clonezilla for use on smaller disks?

A recurring problem we have is that the computers we use to build our master images on may have larger hard drives than some of the target systems' drives. Its well-known that Clonezilla won't put a ...
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Creating bootable Fedora USB with persistent storage

I am attempting to burn the full Fedora 19 x86_64 DVD iso to a USB drive and have a separate partition on it for a kickstart file / other media that will be installed in the kickstart process. With ...
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Is it possible to extend a partition with another partition blocking it?

I have an Ubuntu VM that I am trying to extend. It is currently 20 GB total, with 19.12 being the main partition, with an 895 MB partition at the end. I am trying to extend the large partition to be ...
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Adding more space to VirtualBox HD (Centos Host) does not add space in the folder [closed]

I am running Centos 6.5 guest on Windows 7 Pro host (VirtualBox v4.3.6) - all 64 bit. I am trying to increase the size of Centos virtual disk (which is currently about 15G) to 90G. I did run the ...
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How can I resize my logical volume in CentOS6?

I increased the provisioned size in the Vsphere client to 32GB and I used gparted to resize the VG to 32GB --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sda2 VG Name vg_proxy ...
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Extending System Partition Windows 2003 Server

I'm currently trying to find a method to extend the system partition for Windows 2003 Server. I've been trying to use GParted, however I keep running into the issue below. Is there something that ...
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fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve UUID but gparted shows the correct UUID

I'm running CentOS6 on a PowerSpecG211 with a RAID level 1 array (2x2TB) and a couple of SSD's Yesterday afternoon the partition for /var ran out of space while I was doing some stuff in mysql and ...
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Resizing NTFS partitions impossible

yesterday night I converted a physical server into a virtual one. I used the vCenter Converter from VMware for this task. After converting and deploying the server as a virtual machine I enlarged the ...
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Extending partition on linux gparted but not more space in the vm

I have a vm test installation of a linux running a build server. Unfortunately I just pressed ok when adding the disk and ended up with an 8gb drive to play with. Well into the test the builds are ...
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Logical Volume Recovery

I have a machine with 180 or so logical volumes as well as an OS partition that were wiped out with a format when reinstalling centOS6. I made a terrible mistake, not being familiar with the interface ...
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Recover data on a hard-drive that changed partition table

I changed the partition table on one HDD from GPT to MBR/MSDOS but I realized (too late) that it affected all partitions on the same HDD. Basically I lost data on the secondary partition which I ...
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If I resize a Linux partition using GParted will my data be safe?

I would like to shrink the size of a partition containing an Ubuntu distribution and files. Is it safe to assume that I will not lose or corrupt any of the files as long as I don't make the partition ...
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How can I resize sda1 using Unallocted space

Image of file system http://imgur.com/eFGfT I am trying to increase the size of the partition sda1. But when I try to resize, I don't see any available space though I have 7GB of space. How can I ...
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Cannot resize an ntfs (Windows Server 2k3r2) boot partition booting from gparted

I am trying to use gparted to make my ntfs system/boot partition larger. I expanded the disk in ESX, providing an extra 60 GB or so of free space. I confirmed that this free space is available in ...
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Resize ntfs system partitions with GParted?

Trying to resize 2 ntfs system and boot partitions (windows 2003 server) using GParted. Goal: Resize D: (/dev/sda1) to ~850G - this is the boot drive with D:\ntldr, boot.ini, etc. Resize C: ...
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Resize Ubuntu boot partition with swap partition adjacent to it [closed]

I'm trying to resize a /boot partition use gparted from an Ubuntu LiveCD. The problem is that I have a linux swap and extended partition right adjacent to the /boot partition. The unallocated space is ...
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Clone and resize NTFS GPT partition?

I have a ntfs partition, GPT, of 5.6 TB containing only 200 GB of data, that I need to fit onto a 1 TB partition (of a vmware ESXi guest). Vmware converter does not support GPT. Acronis disk director ...
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Booting Linux 2TB+ partitions

I am using VMware ESXi vSphere 5.0.0 and mounting a 6TB LUN from my Dell EqualLogic SAN. I am presenting the LUN using RDM (Raw Device Mappings) so as to be able to see all 6 TBs. So far, so good. ...
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CentOS GPT partition on USB device

I have a development server that is running CentOS 5.x. I have two 4TB drives that use eSATA that I use for backups. When I got these drives I learned the version of parted in CentOS 5.x did not ...
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can grub be installed as first program on new machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install grub on a completely empty hard drive? I've got a new os setup in virtualbox. I booted into it with gparted live cd. how can I install grub on the mbr ...
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What is the best/easiest way to change the RAID configuration of a Windows Server and Restore it to its last working configuration with more space?

I have a Dell Server with 6 1TB Drives in it. Currently the drives are configured into two RAID groups: Existing Group 1: 2 x 1TB in RAID 1 (1TB Usable) C: Drive (Windows 2008 r2 Boot Partition ...
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gparted installed on OpenSuse shows all file system types as greyed out except for hfs

I have had this problem before and fixed it, but I don't recall how I did it and I did not record it (sadness :( ) I have all the requisite commands installed on OpenSuse to support gparted's efforts ...
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Resizing partition in VMware Fusion didn't work

I migrated a Parallels VM to VMware Fusion. That worked well, although the original partition size was way too small (8GB). Following some instructions from VMware, I used the Fusion GUI to extend ...
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Increasing a drive capacity in ESX3.5 not working?

I'm trying to extend a drive in ESX3.5. This is an NTFS volume that serves as a primary boot for Windows 2003, but that shouldn't matter. Here's what I do within VMWare Infrastructure: Right-click ...
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Deleting All Partitions From the Command Line

How do you delete all partitions on a device from the command line on Linux (specifically Ubuntu)? I tried looking at fdisk, but it presents an interactive prompt. I'm looking for a single command, ...
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partition alignment on fresh windows 2003 ent server

I have this server which has it's physical disks in RAID 5 controlled by a 3com raid controller. size of the stripe unit is unknown for the moment (Can check tomorrow in the office). I need to ...
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PartedMagic in vSphere 4 - Weird Mouse Behaviour

Mouse is pointing to a fraction of where it should in a VMware vSphere 4.0 vm with the windows vSphere client. Booting up UBCD -> PartedMagic... The mouse pointer has x/y co-ordinates of a smaller ...
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creating a more than 4 primary partitions

i was moving my partitions here and there and i end up deleting my swap partition and currently i have 4 partitions and when i try to format ( note : the unallocated part ) some unallocated space ...
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What is the best way to repartition the system drive on a Windows domain controller?

I have a Windows 2003 server that is the primary domain controller for the network. It has a RAID 1 array that houses the 'C' and 'D' drives. And a RAID 5 array that houses the 'E' drive. The C:\ ...
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Linux - gparted won't resize partition

I upgraded from an old 80gb drive to a newer 125gb drive by dd'ing the first drive to the second drive. I then thought I'd be able to resize the last partition on the new disk using gparted, which I ...
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Volume size doesn't match Disk size after gparted expansion

I just expanded a basic disk on a Windows XP VM from 15gb to 40 gb using GPARTED LiveCD (0.5.2-11). I didn't notice anything unusual during the expansion; but after I rebooted back into Windows, the ...
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Does a resize of a partition typically stretch the existing size of the used space on your file system?

On a dual boot system (Vista/Jaunty) I wanted to take some unallocated space and enlarge my ext3 partition. Upon doing so I noticed that the disk check that runs from parted kept failing at the end ...
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Missing hal.dll After Disk Clone

A friend couldn't seem to get Norton Ghost to clone a disk usably. I suggested using GParted, and (after running chkdsk /f on the NTFS partition - possibly the cause of Norton's problem) took the ...
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Is it possible to back up and then restore a Windows volume partition?

I installed Windows 7 on a MacBook using Boot Camp. Using Boot Camp, I resized the MacOS partition to 20 GB and let the Windows partition consume the rest of the space - 128 GB. (Unfortunately this ...
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Accidently created a partion table (GParted)

I've been tinkering with the Debian side of my dual boot XP/Linux system. Whilst trying to mount a drive so I get get at the .deb wireless files on my external hard drive, (using Gparted) I managed ...