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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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VBoxManage: error: Cannot read the partition information from '/dev/disk0'

I'm trying to make a partition .vmdk file for Virtual Box. Basically I want to boot my bootcamp partition box up in Virtual Box. But I get the following error when I try to make the .vmdk file ...
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losetup refuses to detach

I've done the following several times, but now it doesn't work anymore: downloaded the latest Raspbian image qemu-img resize 2017-06-21-raspbian-jessie-lite.img +300M sudo losetup -P /dev/loop0 2017-...
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Can I mark an entire partition as “bad sectors” to prevent a device from formatting the whole thing?

Update: My HDD did not support HPA. All well, I'll just stick to using it as a true external drive with folders for both PS3 and Xbox. I have a large HDD that I'd like to partition and use half on my ...
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Does Windows trim unpartitioned (unformatted) space on an SSD?

Laptop with Windows 10 Pro v1511 x64, with 512 GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO as system drive. In an attempt to overprovision space on the SSD, I just shrunk the system partition from about 475 GB to 400 GB. ...
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Unable to Copy from E partition

I am stuck in weird issue. I moved my images from my phone to a folder in Windows 8's Partition E:/. Now i am trying to move back to my Phone/Flash Drive/Other Partition/Other Machine(via Sharing ...
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Linux access to Windows 7 dynamic volumes (striped or mirrored)

I'm considering setting up a dual-boot system for the first time for many years. My plan for the system is to set it up as follows: SSD for both system partitions 2 identical hard disks, split into ...
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Is it possible to install Debian within a Windows filesystem in the same manner as Ubuntu can be installed with Wubi?

I have a Windows 7 laptop whose hard drive has four primary partitions out of the box. The first partition is labeled "SYSTEM" (209 MB NTFS) and seems to contain the Windows boot loader. The second ...
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CloneZilla - Overwrote or Corrupted System Partition

My friend was using CloneZilla to mirror his HDD (Windows 7). He selected Partition to Partition He selected Source: Primary Partition (C:) Then he accidentally selected Destination: System ...
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What is “Healthy (OEM Partition)” and can it be removed?

This is on a Win 10 Pro 64-bit laptop. In the attached screenshot you can see that I have three small partitions called "Healthy (EFI System/OEM Partition)". It's been quite a while since I've been ...
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How to properly resize storage partition dual-boot Macbook Pro?

This is a picture of GParted from my dual-boot macOS High Sierra and Manjaro. I recently decided to create an exFAT storage partition that could be shared between the two, and then later realized I ...
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linux fdisk doesn't allow to re-create partition starting at the same address

I have a partition which is too small for it's needs, so I want to recreate it as a bigger partition. For this I want to delete it first, and than create it again, starting at the same address, but ...
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resize2fs: “Can't read a block bitmap” after shrinking ext4

I've used resize2fs /dev/sda3 300G to shrink an ext4-partition to 300GB. Then I used parted resizepart 3 310G to shrink the partition size in the partition table to 310GB, slightly bigger than it's ...
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Macintosh HD volume reduced after error during Bootcamp Partition

I was creating a new partition with bootcamp assistant, when this screen came up: your computer restarted because of a problem When the computer was on again, I checked my disk utility and the ...
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TestDisk doesn't find the right Ext4 partition

Situation: I have a hard disk that originally had some NTFS partitions and an Ext4 partition (besides some unallocated space and a Linux Swap). It lost its partition table. Nothing has been ...
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Why is USB Flash drive always initialized with a partition, unlike HDD's?

Every time I completely wipe a hard drive (eg. fill with 0's) it shows as uninitialized in Windows (ie. no MBR or partitions), which is what I expect. However, if I do the same with a USB flash drive,...

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