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1answer
41 views

How to add partition table to existing EXT4 filesystem

I have software RAID6 on 8x3TB disks (18TB), there is filesystem od device /dev/md1, but EXT4 can`t be bigger than 16TB so there is 2TB of free space. I would like to use this space. My first idea was ...
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4answers
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Partition required for ext4 filesystem?

I read on the arch wiki that it is not recommended to partition a disk before creating the ZFS filesystem on it. I searched but did not find any such statement about ext4. So my question is: can I put ...
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1answer
78 views

Fedora install in Virtualbox expands to fill drive

I recently completed a Fedora 19 install on an 8GB virtual drive in VirtualBox. For some reason though, it appears as though I have run out of space! Surely my 951MB Fedora .iso can't have expanded ...
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1answer
104 views

Add new partition to Centos hard drive

My hard drive currently has (I believe) 2 partition; boot (sda1) and everything else (sda2?). Some of the hard drive is also being used as swap memory, but I don't really understand how that effects ...
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1answer
635 views

Is there any way to fix a corrupted LDM database?

TL;DR: Are there any tools/approaches to diagnosing and fixing LDM (Logical Disk Manager) metadata structures without recreating from scratch? Full description: I have two SSD drives ...
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4answers
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How to extend an ext4 partition and filesystem?

I have a 400GB disk with a 320GB ext4 partition. I would like to grow the ext4 partition to use the left space (80GB of free space). +--------------------------------+--------+ | ext4 ...
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3answers
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Re-sizing disk partition linux/vm

I VM Player running a linux guest and I was wanting to know how do I expand the disk? In the VM player I gave more disk space but I am not sure how to mount/expand/connect the new disk space to the ...
0
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1answer
209 views

ran fsck on a mounted partition, now centos 5 won't boot

Yes, I very stupidly ran fsck on a mounted parition. Immediate regret. What's happening now is I see grub, it starts booting centos 5, then it says: bin/sh: ro: no such file or directory kernel ...
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1answer
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resize root partition without using live cd and lvm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do partitions needed to be unmounted when resizing a partition? I want to know if it is possible to resize an existing root partition without using live cd. The server ...
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2answers
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broke pipe when creating file system

I want to ask help on how to solve my problem broken pipe when creating the file system through ssh. Here is the result when I issue the create filesystem command in ssh. [root@6~]# mkfs -t ext3 ...
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4answers
411 views

How can I create one big volume from multiple drives, but loose only the files stored on one disk if it fails?

I am running a storage system. Fault tolerancy is handled at application level (files are stored on multiple servers, even datacenters). Therefore I don't need nor even want redundancy within one ...
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1answer
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In Linux, why isn't superuser root's folder under /home?

You can create a user that has privileges like root, and it's home directory will fall under /home/username. Why does root get its own folder at the top level of the file system? Is this just ...
2
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3answers
772 views

Root file system is full and I need to install additional software.

I am trying to install to install EPEL Repository on CentOS 5.7. I still have lots of space available on my hard drive. /dev/sda2 3.9G 3.9G 0 100% / /dev/sda11 17G ...
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1answer
261 views

convert single partition linux install to multiple partitions with read-only root

I have an embeded system which I finally got stable by doing multiple partitions like so: Disk /dev/sda: 4017 MB, 4017807360 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 488 cylinders Units = cylinders of ...
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1answer
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Filesystem and partitioning for SSDs on Linux

What are the best practices for using an SSD on a Linux workstation? Specifically, I'm interested in: What mounts I should put on the SSD and what I should keep on my HDD What filesystem I should ...
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2answers
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How can I mount a partition on every reboot?

I have a partition mounted with mount -t ext3 /dev/sda3 /foo. Each time I reboot, I need to remount. How can I keep this mounted after every reboot?
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2answers
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Which is the recommended filesystem for VMware Server / ESXi?

We have a couple of servers in office with VMware Server as virtualization solution. We are planning an upgrade of our infrastructure. Some servers will remain with VMware Server, but we want to ...
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1answer
41 views

What do we mean when we write SCSI(0,0,0)?

I came across this when I was trying to install a new operating system and the partition manager in the disk showed me all the partitions. This was with a corresponding partion which already ...
0
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5answers
126 views

Can we create two filesystems on a single partition?

If yes, then how to do it? (In linux(Ubuntu) and in Windows). I know some usage of fdisk? So if it is possible using fdisk, any information would be much appreciated?
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2answers
229 views

Doubts on /etc/fstab vs /dev content (under Ubuntu 10.10)

I've a question: When I open /etc/fstab file, I see the following content: proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 /dev/sdb1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro ...
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1answer
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Mount XFS partition with < 4k block size

I have an XFS partition with a 64k blocksize. But I can only mount it in Ubuntu 10.10 when the blocksize is the default of 4k. How can I mount a partition with the larger blocksize? This works: ...
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2answers
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Ext4 partition bigger than 2TB?

Is there a way to make partition bigger than 2 TB on ext4 file system ?? Im trying to do that on debian but get message Partition size can not exceed 2TB ...
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3answers
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Linux - Best file system for /var/log partition? [closed]

I am under Debian Squeeze 6.0. What is the best file system for the /var/log partition, and why ?
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2answers
334 views

Can I make an ext3 filesystem recognize (and use) the entire partition?

Using gparted and partimage from SysRescCD I recently made a backup image of the partition containing my Ubuntu installation, deleted all partitions except for the original Windows partitions ...
0
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1answer
638 views

Mount partition on KVM guest and host at the same time

Is there a way to mount a partition on the kvm host and one guest at the same time? (on linux / ubuntu, no samba suggestions, please)
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1answer
590 views

Why does this loopback device creation malfunction?

The stackoverflow people thought this was more appropriate here, I put it there as it is part of a program but I can see their POV, so here it is: At the bottom of the code you can see it failing. In ...
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3answers
125 views

Filesystem to share projects across platforms

We do very cross-platform development, so it's not strange to see boxes with Linux and 2 or 3 versions of Windows. So far I have a SVN working copy of our projects in each platform, which becomes ...
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7answers
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Is it possible and how to mount an AIX disk into Linux?

I have a disk from a AIX server that I need to explore in order to recover some data (the server is down). Is it possible to mount AIX partitions on Linux? How?
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3answers
660 views

1TB harddrive not working in linux

Hai I bought a 1 TB new hard disk. When installed in linux it say's fsck.ext3 file system not found. when i checked the BIOS it detected the hard disk. what to do to solve the problem in linux?. ...
0
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1answer
172 views

mounting entire device on linux

I have created filesystem on USB harddrive some time ago and yesterday my collegue tried to mount it.As per my documentation all he had to do was to run 'mount -t ext3 /dev/sdX /mnt/usb' This does ...
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9answers
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What's the best file-system for storing virtual machine images?

I'm planning how to partition my hard drive. I want to have 2 partitions - one for Ubuntu, the main operating system, and the other for virtual machine images, as I want to run virtual machines of ...
3
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4answers
2k views

Any Tools for check partition?

I have a user with a dual boot workstation that contains Linux Ext3 (1 partition) and Windows XP (NTFS 2 partitions). The user is using Linux Mint. Today I tried to check the partition using ...
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5answers
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Merging a Windows disk partition with a Linux partition on Ubuntu

How to merge a Windows HPFS/NTFS partition with a Linux partition in Linux? I have a large partition left on my hard drive after my previous Vista installation. Now I use Ubuntu and want to utilize ...
1
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4answers
865 views

Recommended raid setup for a 500Gb RedHat/PostgreSQL server

I'd like some advice on common ways, if there is such a thing, to set up the partitions and raid on a RHAS5.3 server running postgressql which is expected to maintain a 500Gb database. The database ...
4
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6answers
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How can I resize a LVM partition in Red Hat without lose of data?

My partition detail is like this /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 57G 8.8G 46G 17% / /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol05 259G 7.0G 239G 3% /home ...
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8answers
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Optimal UNIX File System Partition + Setup Strategy

When partitioning a new system disk(s) for UNIX, what is your prefered strategy for both desktop and/or servers? Please include disk partition layout, file system format(s) and options, mount points, ...