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

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Minimum OS partition size

I have a refurbished Dell Power edge R710 with PERS 6 running a new install of Server 2008 R2 with all current updates installed. The server manager shows a reserved 100mb partition and a 2047 GB ...
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VirtualBox 5.1 - Can not mount SATA device - a real partition (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED) [migrated]

The host is Windows 10. I am trying to mount partition as SATA device on one VM but when the VMDK file is attached it throws the following error: enter image description here ws1-pt.vmdk is generated ...
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Is it ok to remove kernel-debug* on a production system if it's preventing upgrades? KVM template: /boot does not have enough space

So there are legacy CentOS 6.x VPS templates on a very good host which are "stuck" with a 100mb /boot partition. Unfortunately since it was spawned ~4 years ago, one of our servers falls into this ...
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Enabling quota on xfs partitions

OS: Ubuntu 16.04 I have installed the quota commandline tool from apt and found some instructions to enable quota on the root partition by appending rootflags=uquota,gquota to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX ...
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Resizing pre-installed and mounted raid partitions for LVM use

Every time we order a new server from a new provider or even just with a new distro we run into inconsistencies. Meaning even though we go for a minimal distro the server will come with unwanted ...
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Preseed Ubuntu / Debian - Partitioning: prevent “Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.”

Preseeding of Ubuntu / Debian works correct - system is bootable. But fdisk -l is resulting following: Disk /dev/sda: 50 GiB, 53687091200 bytes, 104857600 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 ...
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undo rm in parted - recover parition? cancel operations?

I accidentally removed a partition on my primary partition. I thought I was on a removable drive. I clearly should have been paying more attention... I didn't "save" or "exit" parted, but it looks ...
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Merge partition with EFI in the middle (Windows)

I bought a Chuwi Hi12 tablet. It's a double boot windows+android 64gb tablet. I don't need the Android part, so I would like to merge the Android space to the C: drive. But: there's a "SYSTEM" "EFI ...
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TestDisk doesn't write partition table [migrated]

I'm using TestDisk to try recover a disk with a single ext4 partition which I can see with TestDisk, but can't write (the partition table). I can browse files from TestDisk, but after writting I have ...
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Extending an existing LVM partition with fdisk

I am looking for some help on expanding my LVM partitions. I have two disks I want to expand (10GB to 50GB and 40GB to 150GB). I added the extra space in VMWare and the expanded disk is being picked ...
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Centos 6 partition raid

Firstly, I am 20 years windows user. Recently, i decided move to unix and buy a centos server for my work. Today, i found that I missed a 3TB disk drive, it does not show on my system. I dont know ...
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How to set up LVM in this situation?

http://prntscr.com/bhyu4k I have a set up that looks like this, and I need to have sda3 and sdb under /home folder, all as one. I dont care about the contents of the current /home directory, ...
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How to combine an sdb disk with /home directory on sdb1?

I have two physical hard drives and the set up looks like this: http://prntscr.com/bhyu4k I need to partition the sdb1 (fdisk), create ext4 filesystem based on the type that is used on sda (mkfs ...
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How to resize LVM in Redhat

I have a VM with Redhat 6.8 that originally started with a 60GB disk 1. In VMware I increased the size to 100GB. I would like to increase the /tmp volume from 2GB to 5GB. I assume I need to resize the ...
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How to remove SWAP partition, and add back to root partition in cli

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 server with only ssh access into the machine in question. Someone else setup this machine, and they added a ridiculous swap space...a little more than half of the SSD. Here's ...
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CentOS: How to group two partitions to one document root?

i have 2 partitions in my cloud server. And i want to group two of these become one as Apache document root. Because i have some websites and data is around 80GB. Does it possible? /dev/vda1 ...
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How to use dd to dump an image to unallocated space

I have a bin file (chromiumos_image.bin) which contains some (around 12) partitions, which I need to dump into the unallocated space between 2 other partitions. The partition table is this: My ...
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qemu-img: by accident decreased disk size

I decreased my KVM disk image by accident from 100G to 50G using: sudo qemu-img resize disk.raw 50G I wanted to increase the disk from 100G to 250G. Now the VM is not booting :( And get this ...
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Rewrite partition table for 1 HFS+ partition

2 hard drives in an enclosure got their partition tables corrupted, I'm guessing due to some error with the RAID controller (set on JBOD, never changed it or triggered any RAID initialization). Both ...
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How do I increase a partition size (that doesn't use LVM) without removing and re-adding it

I have /usr on a separate partition. At the moment, this is how the server is set up: [root@localhost ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 4.9G 329M 4.6G 7% /...
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How can I merge an unused partition with my main partition?

I want to merge an unused partition with my main partition where the OS is installed (Debian 8). df -h output: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/vda1 9.9G 2.1G 7.4G 22% /...
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Change a LVM/extended to an ext4

There seemed to be some miscommunication or confusion upon the installation of solusvm for my machine. From what I understand, I will not need an LVM for OpenVZ-based installations. So far, that's ...
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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 I/O ...
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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 /dev/...
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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 ...