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Questions tagged [partition]

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

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Resize xfs root partition

Fedora 25 Hey guys, I've just cloned my 120gb SSD to a 240gb SSD, and would like to extend my root partition. It seems this isn't as easy as I was hoping and could use some assistance! fdisk -l ...
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Windows does not show FAT32 partition [migrated]

I created my own Rasbian image, with the following partitions: $ sudo fdisk -l 2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch-lite.img Disk 2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch-lite.img: 2,5 GiB, 2705326080 bytes, 5283840 ...
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How to resize linux partition with RAID1?

I have a Proxmox disk with 130Gb LVM image. I moved it to 235Gb disk. And resized in the Proxmox. Done. But in my Linux distro, the partition still 130Gb (disk become 235Gb). The partitions: /dev/...
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How to add Hetzner Cloud Disk Volume to extend /var partition?

I have a new Hetzner cloud server and added an extra 50GB disk volume (CEPH) to my server. The default disk is only 40GB. I thought it would be added to the default storage like the traditional ...
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Server disk de-allocated itself - why?

We had an emergency situation happen overnight last month. A virtualised server (Server 2008R2) running under VMWare 6.5 experienced its D drive disappearing and becoming 250GB of unallocated space. ...
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Bad setting of LVM volumes - I cant extend partition

I have little mistake on configuration with LVM partions. It is virtual machine in esxi. I need extend LogVol01 in vg_vmm02. /dev/sdc was extended in hypervisor to 10GB (from 5). Problem is that I ...
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How to convert swap partition from RAID1 to RAID0 using mdadm

How to convert linux SWAP memory from RAID1 to RAID0? Start with:2 exact size swap formatted partitions (/dev/sdc5 and /dev/sdd5) on 2 physically separate disks that are used via Software RAID(named ...
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remount as read and write

Yesterday my CentOS Linux 7 (Core) server experienced a hard disk problem. The HDD has since been replaced but the main partition is in read-only mode. I'm trying to get the main partition usable ...
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Delete RAID 1 partition and grow another

I want to remove a software RAID 1 partition (md0) and grow the (md2) partition with the empty space without loosing md2 data. I was searching around but I'm not sure which is the better way to ...
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Less painful way to resize/rearrange RAID1 backwards with mdadm

Got the following scenario in a two-disk RAID1 (mdadm) Debian-based server (no LVM involved): Partitions (same for mirror /dev/sdb): Unassigned space (formerly /dev/sda1 with Windows). /dev/sda2 ...
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Increasing the particular partition size in EBS

I have a ec2 system with Suse12sp3 and have following file system ip-10-XX-XX-1XX:/ # lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT xvda 202:0 0 100G 0 disk └─xvda1 202:1 0 100G 0 ...
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how to increase the size for /dev/mapper/centos-root?

My current settings are as below, where the /dev/mapper/centos-root partition is almost full. Looks like this partition is on disk /dev/mapper/centos-root. but there is another disk /dev/vda , which ...
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0B size partition

I have one 0B partition in my disk as the 2nd partition in my CentOS machine. How can I delete it? In fdisk , it shows could not delete the partition. I want to increase vda1 size using growpart ...
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Partitioning - Is 5% reserved blocks required/recommended?

I'm performing a new Ubuntu Server installation, on hardware RAID 10, 6 x 1.72TB SSD, total space to partition is 5.8TB. The server is going to be used for KVM virtualisation. I've allocated 500MB ...
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Mounting a partition on the same drive as the live cd OS

I have looked all over the internet and I cannot find any insights into exactly what I am trying to do. I have a live cd of a flavor of debian that I am trying to install onto a hard drive for use as ...
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Restore corrupted partition table in emergency mode without fdisk command

When I manage a VPS, I used fdisk to adjust partitions. But when I reboot, the server complained that the block count 2780624 exceeds size of device (2441472 blocks) and entered emergency mode. I ...
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Mount options for a deep-learning workstation [closed]

So, my university advisor assigned me to setup a deep-learning workstation in our laboratory to do some research. But it's my first contact with linux and system administration and I'm feeling a bit ...
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Hetzner's installimage script, RAID1 hard drives + SSD

I just purchased a server from Hetzner, with two 4TB hard drives and one 1TB SSD. I want to setup the two hard drives (/dev/sda & /dev/sdb) in RAID1 and install the OS on them, and have the SSD (/...
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Is there any way to mount an EXT4 file system with errors?

I may have been somewhat foolish, but kept putting off the warning signs about the impending failure of my EXT4-on-LVM Ubuntu machine (like the partition remounting itself R/O, SMART errors, etc.) and ...
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What is the best-practices' reasons for having several partitions for servers? [duplicate]

When I install a graphical distro for personal purpose I usually separate /boot and /home. When I install a server I stick to /boot and / only, and depending on the project I may consider some other ...
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Are there any partition size limitations for 32-bit applications?

We have a legacy 32-bit application that is running on Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit. I need to add some additional storage but one of my peers believes that 32-bit software can't access a partition ...
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Change name of GPT Partition (not label) under Windows from command line

I need to change the name of a GPT partition (not a filesystem label), and I haven't found any way to do it under Windows, except for this tool. The problem is that it's interactive and doesn't ...
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How to know which DiskId is associated to a given Volume

Using PowerShell I select one Volume querying by name and filesystem with this line: $volume = Get-Disk | Get-Partition | Get-Volume | Where { $_.FileSystemType -eq 'NTFS' -and $_.FileSystemLabel -eq ...
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Dell Latitude 3490 - MDT results in “No Boot Device Found”

We recently got in a batch of a new (to us) model laptop, Dell Latitude 3490. Whenever I attempt to deploy Windows 10 (Education, version 1709 x64), I end up at "No boot device found. Press any key to ...
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Optimal LVM Setup to Keep Adding Space to Single Mountpoint

VPS setup is as follows NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom vda 253:0 0 60G 0 disk ├─vda1 ...
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How to increase the size of a /var Filesystem on AWS EC2 centos instance

currently i have: xfs_info /var meta-data=/dev/mapper/ami-var isize=512 agcount=4, agsize=1966080 blks = sectsz=512 attr=2, projid32bit=1 = ...
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converting main partition to lvm

I received a server from amazon lightsail (aws product) and I need to convert the root partition to lvm so I could merge the second hard drive with the main hard drive to make a logical volume and ...
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Resize Centos 7 Root partition set up as xfs file system.

I am trying to resize the root partition folder from 50GB to 750GB. I have already increase the size of the drive. If I do an fdisk on /dev/sda and delete partition 2 and then recreate it the /dev/...
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Extend lvm logical volume

I have to increase an lvm partition, then the fact is this I have an lvm centos with 3 file systems (you see them in the image) then the first one is /dev/mapper/centos-root which is what I should ...
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luks IO error while decrypting keyslot

I'm trying to use cryptsetup to encrypt some partitions, but getting the error IO error while decrypting keyslot. The command and output is: root@rescue ~ # cryptsetup --debug --verbose --cipher aes-...
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Resize LVM without data loss

I have Cloud Linux Serwer with LVM with two disk (40 + 50). For today, I do not need a second drive and I would like to unplug it by keeping LVM for the future. # vgdisplay --- Volume group --- ...
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Should I create a separate partition for full server backups?

Before I start the question I will just state that I am no sysadmin, but a layman seeking help. I'm using Linux 3.10.0-514.26.2.el7.x86_64 and Amazon Web Services external backup service. In order ...
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How to use to 2 created partitions on a server

I created a hosting server and 2 partitions where created /dev/sda4 2 857 629.99 MB /dev/sdb1 2 816 541.60 MB when one partitions gets filled does the server automatically use the next ...
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Ext4 partition 8TB

Just setup a 8TB disk with gparted as GPT with a single ext4 partition, but now that is mounte it says: /dev/sdc1 7,3T 38G 6,9T 1% /mnt/BACKUP Why only 7.3T are available, the ...
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df shows 2 GB size fdisk shows 60 GB

My newly purchased KVM based VPS (virtual server) running Centos 7 shows a - to my mind - odd result for the df -h command versus fdisk -l and ssm list. I've put the output of various disk related ...
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Resizing secondary drives online without interrupting virtual guests

Ok. Imagine you end up in a scenario with multiple slave VMs that are all precreated from the same template leaving all of them with the unified disk size. When you need to run something bigger on ...
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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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Why do I have very different read speeds at the same SSD?

In a Debian stretch, I did some quick tests for a 500GB Samsung SSD 840 read speed at all the different partitions and I cannot understand the results. My understanding so far was that the disk could ...
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Trying to identify and expand CentOS root partition

I help out a company halfway across the country with maintaining their website and web server running on CentOS 7. The root partition keeps running out of disk space and crashing the server, so they ...
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Resize non-root partition without deleting it

Preface: I am very familiar with gParted, parted, fdisk; Windows system. I wanted to increase the size on a Ubuntu 14.04 disk, virtualized through ESXi 5.5 and disk connected as "Independent, ...
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Cent OS 7 Re-partition of allocated disk

I was trying to install SolusVM KVM slave on centos 7, the Datacenter provided me operating system having partition as I explained below, for installing KVM Slave I need PE Size 32MB from default size ...
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What means 3 numbers in manual partitioning of hdd in preseed for ubuntu?

i see in official documentation this: #d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string \ # boot-root :: \ # 40 50 100 ext3 ...
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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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Recover partition table or MBR in EXT4 backup HD

I have a external USB HD for backup formated with EXT4. When I turned it on, it made some weird noise and I was unable to connect to it with ubuntu. Nautilus said unable to mount and many other ...
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How to move space from my XFS /home partition to XFS root partition

I am running centos 7 minimal. My /home partition is about 500gb and root is only 50gb. I need help figuring out how to reduce the /home partition so I have free space to allocate to the root ...
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How to set up system-drive RAID1 on Server 2016 with two HDD larger than 2TB?

Foreword: As much as I tried to search the internet, most of the tutorials are for regular smaller than 2TB drives. And there are tons of forum posts that say "use hwraid". And I found a method that ...
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Restore partially overwritten partition?

I had healthy NTFS partition. Due to mistake, it was formatted to EXT4 and partially overwritten. Naturally, many files are lost. But photorec is able to retrieve separate files, unfortunately without ...
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How can I get a Linux *partition* image to boot in a XenServer virtual machine?

I am trying to migrate a Linux PC to a virtual machine running in XenServer. Normally I would just create an image of the boot disk (/dev/sda) with dd and use that to overwrite an empty virtual disk ...
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Infomaniak Unmanaged Cloud Server increase partition size without data loss

I recently asked Infomaniak to increase size of allocated (available) disk space from 100 to 250GB. But after reboot, on Ubuntu (16.04 Server) when I run df -h I see my volume still at 100GB size. ...
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Extending partition on Windows Server 2016

On a Windows Server 2016 machine we have multiple partitions for separate segments of a website. However, more storage space is needed for one of the partitions, so I would like to transfer some space ...