A partition is a means of logically dividing a computing resource (most frequently disk storage)

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Unable to resize my main partition (CentOS 6.4 x86_x64) Google Cloud Compute

Disk /dev/sda: 268.4 GB, 268435456000 bytes 4 heads, 32 sectors/track, 4096000 cylinders Units = cylinders of 128 * 512 = 65536 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes ...
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How can I wipe a logical partition from a bootable usb?

I'm looking for a way to wipe just one partition from the drive. Currently I have a recovery partition which needs to stay as it is and a partition with windows 10 installed which needs to be wiped. ...
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How to encrypt boot partition in CentOS 7 kickstart?

I have a kickstart file for CentOS 7 Minimal. I would like to add encryption only to my /boot partition. but when I added the following line in the kickstart file, the complete installation fails. The ...
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Docker: how to partion my harddrive

I want to create partitions for my docker server. It will only host stateful application, data are stored in /srv/company/appname. I have two hard drive : 20GB 2TB. What is the best way to ...
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How to shrink /home and add more space on CentOS7

CentOS 7 file system is XFS, And resize2fs doesn't work. I need to shrink /home to 400G and add 100G space to /. What should I do? # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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VHD with 3 partitions and 3 operating systems. How to split?

Got a guy on the other side of Earth who needs a sole partition off of a vhd so he can do his job. The entire vhd is over 490gb. The 1 partition is about 80. So I want to split the the vhd up into ...
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tmpfs partitions using a lot of space?

I bought a centos 7 minimal server with 512Gb x 2 NVMe SSDs in software raid 1 When I enter df -h command I get: [root@CentOS-72-64-minimal ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Can you have an MBR partition and a GPT partition on the same RAID 5 VHD in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have a Power Edge T610 with a PERC 6 RAID 5 Array, recently i posted a question about expanding the array with other drives and was able to use OMSA to add additional drives to the array and then ...
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Partition is not using the full space

The sda5 partition has 1953 GB, but dev/mapper/MediaServer--vg-root is only actually using 496 GB. How do I extend dev/mapper/MediaServer--vg-root to take advantage of the full space? sudo fdisk -l ...
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increase debian server VM system partition while server is running

i have a debian 8 webserver VMware VM that runs out of HDD space. i increased the HDD Size in VMware. then i wanted to add the unallocated space to the system partition. i am not very familiar with ...
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difference between “Standard Partition” and “Primary partition”

What is the difference between "Standard Partition" and "Primary partition" ? What is a standard partition exactly? Thanks.
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Move Unallocated Space Between Disks

I am running Ubuntu's latest LTS. In /dev/sda I have sda1 and sda2, both are using a couple hundreds of MiB with a couple of GiB allocated. So far so good. In /dev/sdb I have just one partition, sdb1 ...
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Resizing CentOS partition using parted

I am using CentOS 6.x. I would like to resize the LVM partiion, but I am little confused when I use parted to see the partition information. I have a few questions. Please look at the partition ...
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Debian jessie 8.1 x64 installer doesn't detect VMware disk properly

While running an installation of debian 8.1 (via netinst with PXE using our own mirror on-premise), I encountered the following problem: When the installation got to the disk partitioning stage, the ...
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Error on one of four drives, cannot format or read

I'm having weird problems with a small SSD drive, F: (120GB). C:\Users\Administrator>chkdsk f: The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives. Server management ...
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SQL Server data and log file location on single physical drive

I have just got my hands on a dedicated hosted Windows Server 2012 R2 which has had SQL Server 2014 installed. The server has a single 2Tb drive (C:) which I assume is a standard hard-drive, rather ...
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linux + increase temporary the /tmp partition for installation

I have linux VM machines with version red-hat 4 I have the following file system df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 950M 163M 739M 19% / /dev/sda1 ...
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Cannot extend partition in CentOS 6. Second partition is preventing it

I have a server on AWS EC2 that was set up by a sysadmin I hired. I'm running very low on my /dev/xvda1 partition (where we keep the website code, assets, etc), and I've been looking to extend this. ...
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Expanding partition (xfs) of a virtual machine

OS: Ubuntu 14.04, partition table: Model: VMware Virtual disk (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 37.6GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type ...
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How can i split a partition on Ubuntu?

I just purchased a brand new server on OVH with disk specification: 2 x480GB of SSD SOFT. When i do df -h, the output is: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 20G 13G ...
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Create a new Linux boot disk using a reference disk?

I need to build a Linux boot disk for a system, but assemble the disk using a different system than the one the disk is for. I have a known-good "reference" disk: is there a way to selectively clone ...
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How to extend LVM PV to the beginning of disk?

I have server with 2TB disk, that someone initially partitioned like this: 300GB standard primary partition for operating system files(CentOS 7). 1.7TB LVM with some pretty big logical volumes - for ...
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Mount Point Does Not Exist, Despite Creating It

I'm trying to install Arch on a Virtualbox VM. I'm following along this guide, and this video. Not sure if relevant, but the VDI file is on an external hard drive. I've created 3 partitions as per ...
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Units for size in /proc/partitions don't make sense

I have a Seagate 750GB drive. Parted shows the drive as 750GB parted /dev/sdc print Model: ST375064 0AS (scsi) Disk /dev/sdc: 750GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt ...
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Installing Ubuntu and PostgreSQL database on different drives

I just received a new root server with the following drives: Disk /dev/sda: 480 Gb Disk /dev/sdb: 480 Gb Disk /dev/sdc: 240 Gb sda and sdb are set up on RAID-1 and what I want to do is setup Ubuntu ...
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How to reset a Harddisk (delete Mbr & delete Partitions) from the Command Line with a script without rebooting?

To start from a clean state I need to reset the hard disk to an empty state from command line. It is not about running a wipe utility, the data don't have to be overwritten. This question is quite ...
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AWS - Separate Disk Partitions on Ubuntu

I am trying to find the best practice way for separation of the operating system files from user files. I want to divide my new Instance (on creation) hard disk into multiple partitions (for better ...
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Bit copied a disk image using the dd command to a new and bigger disk. How do expand whole LVM? [duplicate]

I just copied a 50 GB disk image using dd for bit copying to a new harddisk with 200 GB storage. On the disk is LVM including the system partition EXT4 and a swap partition (both LVs). Well the copy ...
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Debian 8 AMI only using 8GB partition

Every Debian 8 Jessie AMI that I launch in Amazon Web Services is only putting the root OS onto an 8GB partition regardless of what I set the size to at launch time. I know there is some documentation ...
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How to change the boot order if Two boot partitions exist on the Linux Machine

I have an open vpn server running on my Ubuntu server 14.04.I took the backup of hard disk /dev/xvda (which includes the boot files) to an img file using the dd command. Machine A dd if=/dev/xvda ...
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How to btrfs check a root partition

I'm sure the reason I'm having a brain fart is because it's late, but how can I go about performing a btrfs check on the root partition? The device needs to be unmounted, which can't happen because ...
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merging 2 virtual hard disks on a cloud server

I have a cloud server based on Windows Server 2008 r2, with 2 hard disks, one with O.S. installed on it, the other one is empty. Both the disk have 30GB of space. The first one is almost full and I ...
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Merge Logical Volume groups

I want to increase root LVM volume space. Is it possible to merge LogVol01 to LogVol00? My LVM setup looks like this: [root@server~]# lvs LV VG Attr LSize Origin Snap% Move ...
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/home /opt /tmp /usr /var on a single partition of another hard drive Debian 8 [closed]

I have a production server for which I would like to move the /home, /opt, /tmp, /user, /var to the ~300GB partition specially created for this purpose. No straightforward explanation found on how to ...
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What steps to follow new disk space is added to linux platform? [closed]

I am trying to learn linux environment. I have a VM based on RHEL 6.6 64-bit. One of system engineers told me he added 20GB disk space to the VM. If I want to use that disk space properly what steps I ...
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Can't remove LVM thinpool - unable to deactivate tdata, tmeta

I somehow messed up some thinly provisioned lvm volumes on ubuntu 14.04 and now I want to start fresh by deleting the thinpool with all its volumes and data inside. Unfortunatelly this failes and I ...
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How to remove installed third party product from root parition and reinstall it on a diferent partition?

I am newbie to linux. I have read about drive/partition/volume of linux for better understanding of what I am about to deal with. Here is the situation. I am a IBM BPM application developer and I ...
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Change partitions of disk with RAID and LVM

TL;DR: How to combine RAID + LVM partitions online (not touching rootfs)? I have a server which was used for something else before and had a certain partition structure create. df -h shows ...
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Sql Partitionning a table time by time [closed]

I try to do a partioning into a SQL table with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. I want to do this partition all night at 23h. For example i put all lines with a 0(on the column) on my ...
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how to work with actual hard drive when mirror drive stop working linux?

i have linux/Ubuntu server 2 hard drives mirror with raid. unfortunately one partition is having EXT-fs4 error (/dev/md2) .. aborting journel frequently.. after reboot it fixes but happens again.. ...
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Is reboot necessary after expanding a disk/partition?

I'm running a virtual machine (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) on VMware ESXi. The virtual machines needed extra storage as to why i raised the disk size in ESXi, and ran pationing etc. from the virtual machine ...
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How to mount new logical volume (adding to fstab and mtab)?

I created a new LV for the first time using this command: lvcreate -L 20G -n iew-vm-lv /dev/ubuntu-vg #create the new LV When I try running mount /dev/ubuntu-vg/iew-vm-lv, I get the following ...
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RHEL expand disk size

Notice: I know this type of question has been asked (many times) before, but I have some remarks about the provided answers. I run a RHEL (7.1) VM on Hyper-V. The VM has 2 IDE disks attached. I need ...
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Linux file formats [closed]

On my RHEL system, I gave the following command: # file -sL /dev/sd* Here is the output that I received: /dev/sda: x86 boot sector; GRand Unified Bootloader, stage1 version 0x3, boot drive 0x80, ...
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Partition new HP ProLiant server with Intelligent Provisioning

Trying to install Windows 2012 R2 on a new ProLiant server using Intelligent Provisioning. Using SSA I created a RAID 5 array. IP wants to install the OS on the full drive, I want to create a 150GB ...
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Linux recover faile [closed]

I really did a big mistake. I have a partition sda6 for backup, when writing the iso to a pendrive, instead of typing sdb6, i've typed sda6, is there any way to get back the files
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Reducing the Size of a Partition in RAID1 CentOS

I need to reduce the size of a partition in RAID1. The current configuration of the disks are shown below: (parted) select /dev/sda Using /dev/sda (parted) p Model: ATA ST1000NM0011 (scsi) Disk ...
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CentOS 6.7 Completely remove RAID. Clode disks and boot from /dev/sda [closed]

I am completely new to Linux. I have inherited a dedicated server hosted somewhere in Germany. The OS is CentOS release 6.7 (Final) 64bit. The server has two 3TB disks in software RAID-1 ...
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Unable to access logical drive presented to Windows 2008 R2

I have a virtual disk that I'm presenting as a LUN to a Windows 2008 R2 host. When I log into the host after presenting the disk and go to disk management it shows up as 4 different primary ...
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what different is there between /dev/xvdb and /dev/xvdb1

I wanna make a new volume available on Linux, then I've read AWS's doc and rackspace's doc. I find that there is a little different. AWS's doc tell the setp this: format the volume mkfs -t ext4 ...