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

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How to format an existing FreeBSD disk partition to delete all the content from the partition in FreeBSD ? (using command line)

We need to delete the content of freeBSD partition to ensure no old data are present. The best way to achieve this is to format the partition. This is what we tried : umount -f /data newfs -E /dev/...
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grub unknown filesystem. dual booting windows and arch linux

Device: Dell xps-15 9510 running latest arch I dual boot windows and arch using grub bootloader I restarted my computer yesterday and was put into grub rescue due to unknown filesystem. 'ls' lists all ...
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ext2 is showing in blkid but ext4 is mounted

I just extended size for my /boot partition and mounted it as ext4. I did steps below: Added new disk on vmware Created partition with fdisk Created filesystem ext4 with mkfs command on /dev/sdb1 ...
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Preseed partitioning

I search to automatize my partitioning on Ubuntu but I fail to have my partition like this diagram below and I don't understand all parameters I need in the preseed documentation. https://help.ubuntu....
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How to expand partition that is in the middle of other partitions (or create new and migrate data over)

So I have a need to expand a partition (/tmp) on a system and not understanding exactly how to proceed with this (I did not initially set the partitions up). The following commands show: fdisk -l Disk ...
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Struggling with turning on the Project Quota in preseed (ext4, debian 11)

I'm trying to turn on the Project Quota on all my ext4 partitions during preseeded Debian 11 installation I've started with recipe like this below, with options/prjquota{ prjquota } oprtion, but this -...
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Centos Kickstart - partitioning fails because of arbitrary disk order

I've prepared a kickstart file for a Red Hat Virtualization 4.4 VM with 3 virtio-scsi disks with different disk sizes: # System bootloader configuration bootloader --append=" crashkernel=auto&...
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Allocating space from boot drive to another drive without rebooting?

I am running an Ubuntu 20 machine with two physically separate drives. The first one is my boot drive (/dev/nvme0nlp3) and the second one (/dev/nvme0nlp1) is where I run my application. My application ...
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resize2fs crashed with error : Operation not permitted While trying to add group

I was trying to expand /dev/sda3/ partition after I have added a new disk to my hardware RAID, but failed after resize2fs: [root@server5 ~]# resize2fs -f /dev/sda3 resize2fs 1.41.12 (17-May-2010) ...
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HP-Proliant DL380 G6

Was able to get a Windows 10 based Operating System functioning on the server, sadly the other motherboard broke from other unrelated issues, replaced the motherboard, and cannot remember which ...
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What does the error message "sda access beyond end of device virtualsda access beyond end of device" in a virtualboxbox system?

Today I tried to turn off one of my VirtualBox system and I got that error over and over again for a few minutes. Then I just forced a shutdown. I remember that I resized that partition from 50G to ...
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Converting sgdisk to sfdisk for old machine with MBR

I want to put ZFS on an old machine, however it apparently fails to boot with GPT. So I wanted to convert this script, mainly these 3 lines to sfdisk, which uses MBR. https://github.com/terem42/zfs-...
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Resizing Boot Disk isn't taking effect

I have a VM Ubuntu 20.10 instance on GCP. It initially had 40 GB Boot disk space which got full and to increase it I had followed google official tutorials and it's showing on console that it has ...
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Move partition to another disk

Looking to move a partition on Disk 0 (E:) to Disk 3. Reason for doing so is that I want to extend the Disk 0 (C:) partition and I want both drives/partitions on separate VMDK's. Disk 0 and Disk 3 are ...
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Raid Array with only a Partition of some Disks

I was wondering if one could set up a RAID-5 array such that only some space of the third disk is used in the raid array and the left over space can be used as a non-raid volume. I have three HDDs ...
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Enlarge /home partition from /centos-root

I downloaded a pre-installed version of centos 7 for VMWare from a website and it has a weird layout. Most disk space is allocated to /root but /home is running out of disk space. Most tutorials I ...
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Move /usr to new partition on running Oracle Linux 7/8 server?

I need to move the /usr directory to a new partition on a running server and delete the old /usr directory without "crashing" the system and no live CD is allowed. The new ssd is already ...
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Need to mount GB in my vps now excluded in /dev/vda1

i'm loosing my mind through documentations, guides and so to understand/solve my problem about actually my VPS filesystem. I bought a vps from edis with 100GB space and a centos7 installation on it ...
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Trying to partition aws linux server using shell script

When I created Amazon linux server(similar to Centos 7). I had these partitions I am trying to create partitions using shell script lsblk gives me following information NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE ...
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Cannot mount an EBS partition, file system is of type "data"

I have inherited the administration duties on an EC2 instance with a single EBS volume mounted. The device (xvda) is partitioned, with xvda2 mounted as root (/), but I have no idea what is on xvda1, ...
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Create a /tmp partition that uses filesystem type of tmpfs in kickstart?

I'm writing a kickstart script to use when PXE booting to automatically configure new systems with basic settings. I've got everything working except for the partitioning of the boot drive: my /tmp ...
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Reload partition table on FreeBSD

I'm searching for a way to reload a partition table in FreeBSD 12 (FreeNAS). I don't have hdparm nor gfdisk nor partprobe. What's the standard way of doing ? PS: my pkg doesn't work behind a firewall ...
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Create lvm volume in the last cylinders of the disk

In all magnetic disks, the speed difference between the first and last sectors is noticeable, up to a factor two or three. This is still true with the new multi-terabyte disks. So it still makes sense ...
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Extending a partition in ubuntu 14 [closed]

I've been trying to follow several of the guides and articles on this forum and others on how to extend my current Linux LVM partition. Here are the current partitions I have. I don't understand how ...
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Cannot Use Whole Disk after Disk Upgrade on my VPS

I upgraded the disk size of my VPS from 20GB to 40GB. I cannot use this newly added 20GB. fdisk -l shows 40GB but du -h shows 20GB! root@ubuntu:~# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted ...
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Linux special device does not exist when I mount

I am using Centos8 with standard specs like 8GB ram and 4CPU and 250 GB Space. When I finished the installation I get automatically 2 folders, 1 70GB and 1 with 160GB. I want to merge them both to one....
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RAID 5 Data Recovery (Missing Partition)

I really need help. I am running an XCP-NG server, with an LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i card installed. I have a RAID 5 virtual disk with one partition on said disk that takes up all the space. That partition ...
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How to reduce a partition size on Centos 6.10

I'm trying to reduce the size of a partition in a Centos 10 system. I created a bootable thumb drive with Gparted, but it showed no space available to reduce the partition. So I tried resizing the ...
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Is there any risk to create an LVM group with two disks of different physical sector size?

I have two hard drives of different physical sector size. I would like to create an LVM volume group with them, however, when I do so with vgcreate, I get a warning telling me that the two disks have ...
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Windows Server - how to shrink partition on GPT disk from the front?

I'm looking for a way to shrink a partition on a GPT disk from the front on production servers. With diskpart it's only possible to shrink the space from the end. Ideally while running
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Debian automated install preseed auto partitioning seemingly ignored

I'm playing with Debian preseed files trying to auto-partitioning a single disk. The final disk state I'm trying to reach is the following : boot Primary Partition 1 ext3 [256MB] ...
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How do you generate a new encryption key for a drive that uses SED (Self Encryption Drive)

So I'm currently learning more about NVMe drives that ship with a feature called SED (Self Encrypting Drive). Take the Smasung 970 EVO for instance. It clearly states that it features SED. The 970 ...
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Create a boot partition snapshot (win10)

I'm slightly desperate, of what is the best practice to: install a fresh version of windows 10 strip it down install applications you need setup configure everything create a snapshot of the whole ...
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Does it matter to partition something before dd?

Normally, to burn an ISO to a disk, let's say an ISO for installing Ubuntu, we dd to the /dev/sda, not to the partition like /dev/sda1, so in this case, where the target file is /dev/sda which is ...
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Cannot resize XFS partition after volume increase

I have increased the size of my volume from 8GB to 16GB. After resizing the volume, I would like to expand the partition to take on the additional space. However, this operation is failing with data ...
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How to expand partition with block in the middle on windows?

I have a server with partition as below. I have added free space to it but not able to extend the C: drive as expand option is greyed out. When I get that in personal laptop, I used to do with ...
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where is my hdd space

I am new to linux and installed Centos with default configuration without applying any custom settings, while I have 512 GB SSD drive but on gnome it shows only 75 gb, when I tried to run fdisk ...
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sshd does not pick up authorized keys file when attaching a new /home partition on GCP

I need to create a RHEL machine on GCP with separate partitions for /home, /tmp, and /var. If I were installing on a physical machine I would simply partition my disk when I install the OS but I can't ...
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How can I extend or resize lvm from disk space

We use ceph to manage the storage and recently increased /dev/sdb's disk size. I'm not sure how to utilize the newly available space in my ceph's lvm. sdb ...
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How to resize LVM partition in my setup?

I have a CentOS 6 VMware VPS with the current partition format : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_serverdl-lv_root 11G 4.9G 4.7G 52% / ...
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Unable to delete partition 2 from device /dev/disks/naa.50000398b8497b91

i have a disk on ESXI, i am trying to delete the partitions that are on it, this is what i did : partedUtil delete /dev/disks/naa.50000398b8497b91 1 partedUtil delete /dev/disks/naa.50000398b8497b91 3 ...
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How to extend the size of a xfs?

I have 119Gb in sda2, but centos_template--centos7-root is only 27.8Gb, how can I increase it? [root@runner~]# lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,LABEL,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT NAME FSTYPE ...
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Weird discrepancy in size between fdisk and df

fdisk reports the following info about a partition Device: /dev/sda1 Boot: * Start: 2048 End: 209715166 Sectors: 209713119 Cylinders: 443369 Size: 100G ...
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How do i increase space on my vSphere Ubuntu Client?

So i want to increase the HDD of my Ubuntu 16.04.7 (where Redmine is running) What i did was in my vSphere client under Settings -> HDD -> i pumped up the gb from 20 to 100 Hit ok and vSphere ...
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I accidently deleted the partition tables of my RAID6 drives

I accidentally deleted the partition table of 2 drives in my 4 drive RAID6 by reversing the order of sudo sgdisk -R=/dev/sdb /dev/sdz parted /dev/sdb print currently reports: Model: ATA ST2000DM008-...
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Root partition out of space side-effects

What are the side effects of the root (/) mount running out of space? If I remember correctly, users can no longer login. Are the effects flavor dependent?
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Recover encrypted LVM

I had Debian install running on LUKS encrypted LVM. This morning, I wanted to install OS on external disk to be used on another host, but mistakenly I chose the wrong disk... Few seconds in I noticed ...
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Can't resize Ubuntu Partition inside VMware

I had a 30 GB machine and I run out space. Then, via the VMWare Workstation GUI, I have extended that space. It got to "unallocated space" at first, then I tried to extend it with gparted, ...
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Clone disk with multiple partitions using dd

I have used dd before to clone hard drive's but I'm now attempting to clone an entire hard drive consisting of 3 partitions to another drive. My partitions are named nvme0n1p1 to 3, I tried leaving ...
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Extend file system on Ubuntu 18.04 to use added disk space

Hi I am using a cloud provider (not AWS) to extend the file system on an Ubuntu VM. The provider has extended it, and notified that the extension is on the same volume, but I cannot seem to figure out ...
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