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GNU Parted is a free partition editor, used for creating and deleting partitions

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resize "shrink" an .img file from the command line

Shrink an .img file from the command line I need to be able to shrink the .img for use on other drives. I can do this using gparted, but do not always have a GUI, so I want to translate the gparted ...
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Ansible Parted, only run if no partitions exist

I want to only run the parted operation if no partitions currently exist on that device. Said parts could have been made previously or manually outside of ansible in the past and in that case should ...
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Disk doesn't show any partition table or partition changes

I wanted to clone an encrypted drive to a new drive, so I set up CloneZilla to do a disk-to-disk clone. At the beginning, it said 9 hours to run, so I let it run overnight. The next day, it had 145 ...
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Different output of parted and fdisk

I have a strange CentOS behaviour, When I type parted -l command on my server I got following results : Model: DELL PERC H730P Adp (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 5758GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/...
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Not able to get swap partition UUID after creating it with Parted ansible's module

I have to create a new partition in a fresh disk on a VM. I use the parted module in order to create the partition. In a future task (in the same playbook), I need to use the UUID of the device ...
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RAID10 software raid converted as RAID0

On one of the server, The RAID10 software raid volume had became RAID0 after one the disks in the RAID10 disk group failed. Also the converted RAID0 volume has become inactive. How can we recover the ...
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linux + how to extend sdd1 partition based on that sdd disk have enough space

We have rhel server 7.2 version ( VM machine ) with sdd disk sdd disk have parted partition sdd1 , and our goal is to increase the sdd1 partition to 10g from current 1K size From lsblk sdd ...
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speed difference between FS created by LVM and parted cmd

I was testing read/write operation on FS to check speed via dd cmd. /app - created with LVM /app1 - created with parted when I run below cmds, can see huge diff in speed for both operation with same ...
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Failed to Partition a 10TB HD?

Before I tried to partition a 10TB HDD again, parted saw it: # parted /dev/sdb (parted) print list Model: ATA ST10000NM0016-1T (scsi) Disk /dev/...
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parted + usage help not described the resizepart

we need to use parted command as example on rhel server 7.2 version parted -s /dev/sda resizepart 2 but from parted help we not find the option resizepart example: parted -s /dev/sda resizepart 2 ...
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rhel + parted failed after increasing OS VM disk and rescan

we have VM rhel machine version 7.6 example from lsblk lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT fd0 2:0 1 4K 0 disk sda 8:0 0 300G 0 disk ...
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add additional partition after increasing OS disk size

As part of add additional partition – sda3 we extend the OS disk from 50g to 120g from the vsphere client ( VM Linux server ) And we perform rescan , instead of reboot lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN ...
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10TB HDD has a 9999GB partition but only allows me to access 215gb

parted print all result I have a 10tb hdd with 3 partitions and one flag (not sure what that means). The flag is set as 215gb and that's all i'm able to access in the filesystem. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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unable to convert MBR disk to GPT

I've got a MySQL DB running in EC2 that I've had to continually add space to the EBS volume, then grow it (using growpart/xfs_growfs). I finally hit 2TB and couldn't figure out why I could no longer ...
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Restore root on LVM with one disk (seperate boot partition)

I did a stupid thing and accidentally removed my LVM partition in parted. Since this was a single disk LVM, parted rescue finds an EXT2 partition in the sectors, but I am unable to boot from that ...
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Partition didn't resize after increasing OS Disk Size in Azure

I have a Ubuntu VM which has an unmanaged OS disk associated with it. When we increased the size of the unmanaged OS disk from 30 GB to 50 GB(after deallocating the VM and increasing its size from ...
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Partition didn't reflect the changes after increasing OS Disk Size in Azure

I have a Ubuntu VM which has an unmanaged OS disk associated with it. When we increased the size of the unmanaged OS disk from 30 GB to 50 GB(after deallocating the VM and increasing its size from ...
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Extending a partition on a VMware disk in Linux

I'm having some problems trying to extend a Disk. I'm using a VMware Debian 9 virtual machine on an ESXi host. After extending the virtual disk-size by 32 GB and rebooting the VM I see: bob@apollo:...
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Extended/Logical partition with parted

I have already partition/installed server and its partition is like following # parted -l Model: ATA TOSHIBA THNSNJ51 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 512GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition ...
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Resize partition using parted

There is a pretty big file-server(~85TB) running xfs file system, on Centos 6.9 which we use for our backups. We were out of space, so I added 10 new similar drives to the array and rebuilt RAID 6 ...
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vgdisplay not showing free PE / Size space

I have Dell PowerEdge R730xd running Centos 6. I just added more physical disks to our raid and used open manage to increase the raid size, which is now at 67,063.50GB. I'm using xfs and have a lv (...
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How to extending a partition onto a new drive in Ubuntu Server

I have a VPS which was installed by my hosting provider. Recently I ran out of space on the original 100GB drive and so they have now allocated an additional 100GB drive to me. I would like to expand ...
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XEN Server 4.4.4 - Cannot create disk partition

In an Oracle VM Server we created a 2nd partition on /dev/sdb, now we want to create the ext4 filesystem on it, but mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sdb2 returns this: mke2fs 1.43-WIP (20-Jun-2013) /dev/sdb2 is ...
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ZFS on Linux: Deleting the "Solaris reserved 1" partition. Did I break anything?

I have a Debian 8 VM with: 1x virtual root disk 1x virtual data disk with a ZFS file system on it. When I initially created the ZFS file system, I did not manually create partitions, but simply ...
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extend MBR disk with ext4 partition to over 2 TB on CentOS 7

I have a CentOS 7 machine with two disks mounted [ /dev/sda and /dev/sdb ] using ext4. I need to extend /dev/sdb1 to over 2 TB. I extended the disk from 2 TB to 2.5 TB (google cloud) After using fdisk ...
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Need to expand LV and partition LUN

I am fairly new with this. I read many about expanding to the back of the current partition but how do I expand partition to the front of the disk. I need to keep the data on it as it is 1/4 part ...
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4 TB external disk on Centos 5

I have an old server running CentOS 5(Kernel 2.6.18-92.el5). It is running a legacy application so I can't retire it yet. I had connected a 2 TB USB disk to it to take backups and the disk is almost ...
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Shrink partition to exactly fit the underlying filesystem size

Recently i shrinked an ext4 filesystem size to 500GB df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 493G 64G 404G 14% / now i want to shrink the partition size to fit ...
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pvs not showing correct available space

Recently installed RHEL7 on a PowerEdge R320 with the following drives: 2 x 300GB sas 15k 2 x 1TB sas 7.2k When setting up LVM during installation I purposefully left over several hundred GB free in ...
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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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Copying parition tables (only) on two GPT HDDs of 4TB each

I have two hdds of 4TB each on CentOS 7. I need to copy partitions of one to the other so that I can use the second to take periodic backups from the first. Tried sgdisk using -R option but it did not ...
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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 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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Why there is a difference in size reported by lsblk, gdisk and parted

[anaconda root@861767 ~]# lsblk /dev/sda NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 512M 0 part └─sda2 8:2 0 465....
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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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fdisk and parted won't work on a USB stick with Fedora 23 alpha 2 x86_64

So I burned a Fedora 23 alpha 2 on a 16GB USB stick through dd if=path/to/fedora.iso of=/dev/usb_device bs=512 I used bs=512 because the sectors on the stick are 512 bytes. Opening the stick in ...
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How to restore a saved partition table to another disk with parted

OS: Ubuntu 10.04 I have saved my partition layout from sda and want to restore it to my new disk sdb. I have used the following command to save the layout, but how can i restore it to my new disk ...
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Fdisk reports: Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary. Partition created using Parted

I used Parted to create a partition on my server /dev/sdb. When I run fdisk -l, Warning Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary appears. Disk /dev/sdb: 2000.3 GB, 2000341917696 bytes ...
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How to script parted to resize partition on running root filesystem?

I have a VM template that I use for building other VMs using virt-clone / KVM. The VM template is 4GB to save space. The storage for VMs that I build from this are on iSCSI targets or LVM volumes (...
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resizing a Debian linux partition without losing data

i have made by mistake a small partition partion on my Debian installation and after installing openvz on this bare metal server i notice that i created production vps on this partion and that it ...
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Device file in /dev/mapper/ present even after removing partition with parted

These observations are from CentOS 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5. I have a multipath device with a single partition: # ls -l /dev/mapper/ total 0 crw-rw---- 1 admin root 10, 57 Dec 22 12:52 control lrwxrwxrwx 1 ...
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Regular and repetitive sudo alerts from several Linux hosts

I've got several hosts running CentOS 5.11 on the LAN. Lately we've been getting fairly regular sudo alerts (via email) from attempted sudo commands by non-authorized users. Been Googling in case the ...
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Recreate XFS Partition with Existing Filesystem

I have a CentOS server with two RAID arrays. The OS array and a DATA array. Long story short, recently had tons of trouble with the OS and had to reload CentOS (was 5.7 and went to 6.5). Everything ...
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Increase partition size in debian server

I have a debian server instance and I need to increase the root partition size of it. I installed the parted program and took a backup first. Then I attached another 2GB volume to the instance. When ...
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CentOS kickstart automated setup with parted / RAID

I'm trying to use parted to partition my entire drives automatically during the CentOS kickstart install, however, I'm getting two issues with my install. I want to kickstart my installs across ...
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How to create two partitions with same size?

I created two partitions using the following commands. parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1 50001 parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1948001 1998001 Each partition should have 50001 ...
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setting the 'hidden' attribute on a partion from Linux (parted) isnt respected by Windows?

when I set the 'hidden' flag on a GPT partition it's not respected by Windows 8.1 (Windows attempts to mound, throws UI, etc). However if I set the 'hidden' flag from diskpart.exe it is respected - ...
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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 set up ...
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lvm-managed gpt partition: partition length exceeds the loop-partition-table-imposed maximum

CentOS 6.4 /dev/sdb is a hardware raid. I'm getting this error reported from 'parted -l': <snip> Model: JetStor JetStor -VOL#000 (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 39.0TB Sector size (logical/physical): ...
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Parted automatically adding a filesystem on mkpart

I created an ext4 file system on /dev/sda1 yesterday to test the drive before trying to add it to a RAID. It's a 3 TB drive, so I'm trying to use parted to do all my partition stuff. I've done an ...
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