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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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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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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 to decrease virtual size/capacity of a Virtualbox vdi file

I want turn a physical machine running MS Windows 7 into a VirtualBox virtual machine. This is easy, I have done this before, but this time I needed the virtual size/capacity of the disk to be a fixed ...
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CentOS/RHEL 7 LVM Partitioning in Kickstart?

I am trying to learn more about partitioning in Linux, specifically LVM partitioning. So I have been looking through many sources on this, various examples, but none of them seem to go into more ...
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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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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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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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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: (/dev/...
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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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Accidentally deleted LVM on raid partition

I accidentally deleted my LVM partition inside /dev/md1. The good thing that my linux root partition and swap inside this LVM are still mounted. I was able to copy all data to my backup HDD, and was ...
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Error creating new slice using gpart on FreeBSD

The virtual hard disk of one of my VPS has been enlarged, and I want to create a new ZFS slice using the extra space, but I couldn't be able to perform that. # gpart add -s 10G -t freebsd-zfs da0 ...
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KVM Virtual Server Disk Resize on Ubuntu with GParted

We have Ubuntu 14.04 server on KVM with MySQL database which is just close to fill its disk space, which is 80 GB. We have upgraded the server to 160 GB disk, but the problem is that the new disk ...
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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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Run gparted from ubuntu 14.04 live

I can not find a way to start gparted from ubuntu 14.04 Live CD. There is an icon on desktop for "Ubuntu Software Center", if I open it - it states that gparted is installed, but there is no icon to ...
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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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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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Boot failing to complete after resizing RAID 1 with GParted

So I have the following setup in Ubuntu 18.04: /dev/md0: / (ext4) /dev/md1: swap /dev/md2: /var/lib (ext4) I needed to free a couple of GB space after /dev/md2, so I decided to live boot using ...
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How can I launch gparted in centos 7 minimal

I have already installed gparted because I want resize some partitions on a box running centos 7 minimal. So I can ssh into the box and only have access to the terminal. I run the command gaprted to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Can't mount ntfs drive anymore ($VOLUME_INFORMATION attribute not found in $Volume)

I have a external hard drive with ntfs partition and it isn't accessible or mountable anymore. Last thing I did was a rsync copy to that usb drive. I still can see the ntfs partition with gnome-disks ...
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pfSense quit - File system unknown - harddisk corrupt?

I have a pfSense router, and it stopped working. When I connect a monitor the display stays black. When I remove the internal disk and connect it to an Ubuntu laptop, I don't see it in the file ...
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How to mount VHD file with bootable linux USB

I have a Xenserver which the primary drive has failed to the point it won't boot. However, my RAID containing the SRs is fine. I can boot with gparted USB stick and mount the RAID LVM and see the ....
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Changing the sda partition number in a clonezilla img

I want to copy a linux system from a computer to mine. That linux system is using two partitions. ("/" and an other one) I used clonezilla to copy thoses two partitions and put them in an image. But ...
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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 from ...
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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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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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Volume full according to vgdisplay, but not df

I am trying to shrink a ubuntu 16.04 extended partition using gparted. gparted and vgdisplay both show say the partition is fully used. So I can't shrink the partition. df says 5% is used (the correct ...
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Resized ubuntu partition not showing properly in VMWare

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in windows under vmware workstation 11. I ran out of diskspace on the VM (I had it set it to 30GB). Within the VM Properties - I have expanded the diskspace to 60GB. I ...
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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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GParted shows Raid1 partition as Ext4, how can I correct that?

As I've recently bought some extra disks to store my VM disks redundantly, hoping for some increased read performance and redundancy in case drives fail, I started building a RAID array. I've ...
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Virtual Ubuntu gparted increase root partition size

I am trying to increase the disk size of my Ubuntu server with Gparted. I've come so far but the changes don't seem to have an effect. Here is an image of what i began with and how my partitions ...
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Oracle Linux virtual machine's root size is not getting increased

Size of root was 100% in OEL 7 virtual machine in ESXi, so I have used Gpated iso to resize the root space. After booting OEL 7 df -h still showing as 100% used i.e. still showing old size.
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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 I ...
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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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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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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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CentOS6 (VM) on Hyper-V (host) - expanding disk size

I have a Hyper-V server (host). With a CentOS6.x VM (guest). My goal is: expand the /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root partition to a total 200GB; expand the /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_swap partition to a ...
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Broken disk doesn't let the system boot. DRDY

The broken disk is a SSD, it is the only disk in this system. Suddenly it started throwing an error at the POST, see image: I researched for solution but it looks like, that as I said, the disk is ...
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How to extend centos_root partition on Centos 7 and Hyper-V

I've been struggling to get this right and tried plenty of tutorials with no luck. I have a Centos 7 installed as a guest on Hyper-V and need to expand the disk space on centos root partition. I've ...
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Delete partition and create two other partitions instead one?

i have structure of my hdd, like this: Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdb1 40 2048 2009 1004.5K BIOS boot /dev/sdb2 4096 409602047 ...
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How to copy Linux disk to a smaller flash drive

I have a virtual machine on my Windows 10 desktop (VMWare WS) running Debian 9 which needed 12 GB to install, I gave it 15 GB for safe measure. So it's effectively a 15 GB hard disk. I need to make ...