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Questions tagged [partitioning]

When you create two or more logical volumes (drives) from one physical hard disk (or other storage device), you're working with partitions.

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How to recover a damaged virtual partition?

One unlucky day my PC crashed while I had mounted a "encrypted" partition of my samsung 500gb external HD. The partition was now unreadable, so I ran some commands to restore the tables and mount it. ...
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Why does Linux list NVMe drives as /dev/nvme0 instead of /dev/sda?

Recently I installed an NVMe drive in my Linux computer and I noticed that it's listed as /dev/nvme0 and its partition is /dev/nvme0p1. I'm aware that it's a different interface than SATA drives, but ...
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Extending HDD in Ubuntu 18 Server

I am running ubuntu server 18 in hyper-v, I need to extend HDD. When i use fdisk -l I see that /dev/sda2/ have 1TB: Disk /dev/sda: 1 TiB, 1105954078720 bytes, 2160066560 sectors Units: sectors of ...
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Duplicate partition

Does anyone think there is a problem with below partitioning? I haven't done it myself and I can see that partitions 0 & 4 are the same. I am having a hard time figuring out why it appears twice ...
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Disk space lost with partitioning (windows 10 - disk management)

It is the second time (since a long time ago) i try on my computer to create a small partition, using the default windows 10 disk management tool. First step is to shrink my C drive, and windows asks ...
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Why does my desktop see two UEFI partitions where my laptop sees one?

When I make bootable USBs and plug them in to my main computer, There are (almost) always two UEFI partitions, like here: ^^Note that in this picture "USB: Samsung flash drive 1100" is a different ...
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Is there any reason to not install minor programs and games on my secondary (D:\) drive? [on hold]

I don't have a lot of room to spare on my C: drive (80GB free out of 300GB), and supposedly it helps the drive stay alive longer if I reserve about 25% of the space, so I have begun installing most ...
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Setting up VirtualBox on Ubuntu 18.04

I just recently reformatted my hard drive to multiboot 3 different linux distros. I installed Kali first, and used the installer to create logical volumes where I later installed CentOS and Ubuntu. ...
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My ubuntu partition after dual booting still shows up as unallocated in Windows

I have dual booted my Windows 10 laptop with Ubuntu and gave it a total of 429 GB(and manually set home, root and swap during installation). I created the bootable USB stick using Balena Etcher and ...
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How do I interface directly with the 'disk' of a USB drive?

What I'm trying to do is basically create a hidden file system on a USB drive. To start off, I just want to practice writing to and reading from an area of the USB drive that is not part of a ...
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Unable to expand my partition with unallocated space

I was a Windows10-Ubuntu dual boot user. Since I was not using Ubuntu much, I decided to delete the Ubuntu partition being used by Windows. I deleted the Ubuntu partition, and have a lot of ...
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Bootcamp Assistant Partitioning Task will not complete

I have started a Bootcamp Assistant disk partition that will not complete. When I had first tried this I received the error: Fix - "An error occurred while partitioning the disk" so I ran the ...
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How do I clone an extended partition to a new hard drive? [on hold]

I'm upgrading my laptop to a 1 TB HDD. However, GParted is not allowing me to clone my extended partition over to my new drive. Why won't it let me, and what can I do instead?
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Getting “Critical Error: Your Start menu isn't working” in Windows when pressing the Start Menu

My problem is that whenever I try to access the start menu or the search dialog, an error message pops, stating "Critical Error: Your Start menu isn't working". Some background information: I ...
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What could be the reason my old main SSD is not visible in device manager/partition software

I recently swapped a 1 TB SSD for 2 TB as my main drive running Windows. Now I was to use it as a secondary drive for other software and media (pictures, videos, documents). I open the same partition ...

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