Partitions are individual divisions of hard disk drives. Drives may be split up in to multiple partitions, so that they act as if many drives were connected.

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NOOBS multiboot - resize partitions

I just started playing with NOOBS and a question came to my mind. I installed Raspbian, OpenELEC and OSMC on the same SD. The config didn't ask how I wanted to split the memory for the three OSs and ...
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Development setup for taking system state snapshots [duplicate]

I'm doing different system wide experiments with the RPi which often lead to a unusable or messed system. After that I usually have to re flash the drive with Raspbian to start anew and that takes a ...
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Strange fdisk output for USB device

I am trying to access a USB thumb drive. The drive has been formatted using Windows 10's format utility. Nothing fancy: One (empty) FAT32 partition (named "VOLUME") taking up the drive's entire ...
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Correctly partition 4TB drive with enclosure using Pi

When I first connected my new hard drive enclosure with 4TB drive to my Pi, the drive was not listed when I typed sudo fdisk -l. I want to mount this drive, but I think I first need to partition it ...
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How to read/write directly to SD card, using Windows 8?

I want to mess with the MBR (master boot record) partition table on my SD card, potentially corrupting the MBR. I am fully aware that I may end up corrupting partition content in the process if I let ...
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Formatting sd card for Raspberry Pi

I am trying to install Raspbian OS on my Raspberry Pi. I have a 8 gb SD card which has two partitions. A 56 MB ntfs partition and a 7.34 GB fat32 partition (I badly messed up the partitioning while ...
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I can't expend my root space

I'm using Kali 2.1 on RPi2 (armhf) and I've got problem with expanding my root partition from 3GB to 28GB When I try to expand via GParted it's saying that the partition is mounted: error: e2fsck -f ...
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Easy Data exchange between Windows PC and Raspberry Pi?

I'd like to have an easy way to copy data from an windows pc to the sd card of a raspberry pi. The sd card should be plugged into a windows machine and the partition seen by windows should be a FAT ...
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Is it possible to install or move my installed Linux to another partition?

Case scenario (a SD Card with three partitons: a boot partition, and two Linux-type partitions) : $ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 61.9 GB, 61924704256 bytes 4 heads, 16 sectors/track, 1889792 ...
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First boot and no HDMI or AVG ouput. What can I do?

I have put Ras Wheezy, Arch, and Mate on a 16 Gig SD card and none of them have made an output. I've format the SD card in FAT, FAT32, and EXT 4. I have used Win32Diskimager and GParted. I have yet to ...
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Is it possible to shrink the root partition? [duplicate]

Extracted from the instructions from the original docs for installing Ubuntu on RaspBerry Pi 2: There are no Raspbian-specific utilities included, specifically no automatic root resizer. However, ...
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How do I replace Berryboot boot partition with a regular one?

I no longer need the option to boot different operating systems and want to overcome Berryboot's firmware/kernel update limitations. Could I simply replace the current FAT boot partition with a ...
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Need more Space, deleting other distributions, how?

I had a raspberry-pi starter kit shipped with an SD-Card with already installed Distributions. Now working with wheezy, I wanted to delete the other distributions on my sd card. Where are they and how ...
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The .img file transferred to SD Card generates no valid partition table

My RapsBerry Pi 2 B boots Ubuntu 14.04LTS fine in a 32GB SD HC Card, but it does not boot at all (nothing on screen) when trying with Kali Linux v1.1.0. I tried transferring the .img file from Linux ...
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Erase (correct) partition and then resize

I bought my Raspberry with a Kingston SD that came pre-loaded with a bunch of system images. I used the raspi-config to make two partitions, one in which I installed raspberry wheezy and another where ...
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make boot disk on disk with failed sectors?

I have several sd micro SD cards that have a failed sector or two. But i don't see why i shouldn't be able to make a boot disk out of them. Unfortunately, dd fails when it encounters a bad sector, and ...
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Multiple partitions on Raspberry Pi memory card

I have just purchased a Raspberry Pi B+ and a 32 GB memory card. The documentation says I have to copy the image to the card, e.g., if my card device is /dev/sdf1, I have to copy the image to ...
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Mounting one USB stick to multiple locations [closed]

I have a USB stick permanently mounted to my Pi to increase its storage capacity and to reduce strain on the ever so volatile SD card. At present, the USB stick is mounted to one of the users' home ...
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Loading the NOOBS image for 1st time — What's the purpose of the “Data Partition” selection

I hate to sound stupid but I just wanted to know, when I copy and paste the NOOBS package onto a fresh microsd and load it into my pi, on first startup I get these options: Raspbian Data Partition ...
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Raspberry Pi backup server (windows & mac)

I would like to set up my raspberry pi model B and my 2TB hard drive as a backup server for both my windows pc and my mac. I would like to partition my hard drive such that 300GB is for mac time ...
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Shrinking partition for backup

I have a large SD card ~60G. I expanded Rasbian to the entire disk but now I want to make backups. Preferable backups that aren't 60G. How do those with large SD cards go about this? Granted I'm only ...
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Bad magic number in super-block when trying to resize RPi image

I'm trying to follow RomanG's instructions in this thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=19468 on the Raspberry Pi Forums in order to shrink a Raspbian Image to fit on a ...
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Can I automate raspi-config partition resize?

I understand the process of resizing the disk partition to use the full disk size via raspi-config. Wanted to know a way to automate this process. Here is what I'm trying to do. I'm trying to do a ...
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Move 16GB SD NOOBS Raspbian to 64GB Micro SD for a new B+

I am upgrading to a Raspberry Pi B+. These are my concerns: I have RASPBIAN via NOOBS on a full sized 16GB SD card. How do I get that onto a 64GB Micro SD card? raspi-config does NOT support ...
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Unable to expand filesystem on SD card running Raspbian

I'm new to Raspberry Pi and I just flashed the SD card and installed Raspbian on it. After reboot, I used raspi -config to expand file system. However, I get the error Your partition layout is ...
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Some doubts about created partitions after the us of the DD statment [duplicate]

I am not very experienced using Linux and I have the following situation that cause me some doubts. I have wrote RaspBian (the RaspBerry linux distribution) on an SD card using Ubuntu dd statment: ...
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dd corrupts my SD card

I have encountered the following issue with the installation of RASPBIAN on my RPi Model B. I have downloaded the raspbian image but when I flash it on my SD card via sudo dd bs=1M if=image.img ...
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How to get remaining Memory in SD Card?

I have 16GB Sd card where I installed Rasbian using Win32 Disk Imager. After burning the image in windows OS it shows only around 40+ MB of free Space, Since Rasbian is image is around 2 GB where is ...
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Migrating part of existing system into a pendrive

I've had a 2GB SD card containing a Arch Linux installation running for a while now, and decided to buy a 16GB pendrive to extend its space. I've formatted it to ext4 to match the filesystem on the ...
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How to recover files from corrupted SD?

I got a problem with my SD card which had got Raspbian. Everything seemed to be ok while working with the raspberry. I inserted it to my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.4 to fetch some files. It first ...
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Copying files from boot partition whilst preserving ownership and attributes

I'm trying to copy the files on my mounted boot partition to another device whilst preserving ownership and attributes. I'm doing this on a Raspberry Pi running RaspBMC. I've mounted the destination: ...
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RPI FAT32 Filesystem?

Is it possible to make the filesystem of the pi, which is normally EXT, to a FAT32, and the pi would still be able to use it? It would be very handy, cause then i would be able to edit the files for ...
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How to mount a Raspbian SD card on a mac

I have a running RaspberryPI Image. Now I want to do the following: Access the files on my Mac when accessing the SD Card Be able to copy the SD Card to have a clone of the current system In Disk ...
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“no space left on device” on fresh install

I did a fresh install of NOOBS on a 4gb SD card. As soon as I did apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, I got an error with a message that there is "no space left on device". I thought that ...
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Unable to mount Win95 FAT32 (LBA) boot partition of freshly imaged external hard drive on host machine, to make Pi boot from USB

So here's my problem: I really want to have a large swap space (and native persistent storage as well), so I decided I want to be able to boot Pi from USB. So far, I'm at the part where I need to copy ...
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Syslog to a Raspberry Pi and avoiding filesystem corruption!

I was to use a raspberry Pi to collect syslog's from a number of devices. This has proved straight forward and works well. Which leads to a second concern. There is the possibility of losing power ...
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How can I run gparted over ssh?

I'm SSHing into my RPi, with X forwarding enabled. I'm trying to run gparted, but it seems to fail for me. $ gksudo gparted ====================== libparted : 2.3 ====================== The program ...
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How can I mitigate the need for manual intervention with remotely deployed Raspberry Pis?

I'm working on a project that makes use of Raspberry Pis which will be deployed to several locations. They have special hardware attached to it for automation purposes, and run a web-service (that I ...
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Where can I find the different OS partions made with Berryboot on an SD-card?

I have installed Raspbian and OpenELEC with Berryboot. I now want to locate and change a file on the OpenELEC partion. I can't change it in OpenELEC as it lacks an editor. So I have to locate the ...
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Expand root partition arch [duplicate]

I have just installed Arch to a 8GB SD card, but it only uses c. 2GB of the disk. How do I expand it to fill the whole card, like rasp-config does? Is there some way to put rasp-config on Arch?
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btrfs root filesystem on raspbian

I thought I might experement with btrfs as the root partition to see how it handles file corruption during power cuts. But I can't get it to boot. What I did: on the PI before switching: apt-get ...
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Hide boot partition

My rpi sd is partitioned as so: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdd1 8192 122879 57344 b W95 FAT32 /dev/sdd2 122880 8519679 ...
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How to shrink root / partition and add a new one

I have a 4 GB SD card with only two partitions /boot ~50 Mb / (root) ~3900 Mb ext4 and I need to shrink the root partition to about 3 GB to use the following schema /boot ~50 Mb / (root) ...
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Image of a 16Gb card containing unpartitioned space at the end: Truncating possible?

I wanted to prepare a distro for some friends. As I didn't have anything else lying around, I used a 16Gb SD card. I started with the default Debian Weezy 2Gb image and did not do any resizing. Now, ...
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Partitioning SD Card For Multiple OS

is it possible to partition the SD card and install 2 different OS on it? Rather than installing another OS onto a seperate SD card. I was just wondering as I'd like to be able to have openelec + XBMC ...
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Raspberry Pi not booting at all with most images, but with some it does

I am having a very basic problem with my raspberry PI: It can't get it boot when I flash Images with dd on Linux nor with Win32 Image Writer on Windows. I tried several *.img-images, such a as Arch, ...
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Can't resize partition, resize2fs fails [closed]

I'm using Raspbian from 2012-12-16 and using it, I can't resize my root partition. The raspi-config does call fdisk and it does write new partition table to sd card. After that resize2fs fails. I ...
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Copy current SD image to larger SD card

So I got my new pi and the only free SD I had was 2GB. I couldn't hold off playing with it so it had to do for the time being. I loaded raspbmc and then spent time loading repositories, add-ons and ...
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can I use a disk larger than 320 GB with RPi?

I have a 500GB Toshiba 2.5' HD, which I formated using Debian Wheezy 64bit. I created 2 partitions (180GB and 320GB). RPi would only recognize the first partition. So, I tried creating the ...
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Custom recovery partition

I am working on a project where upgrades to the Raspberry PI will over HTTP, and the Raspberry PI will not be directly accessible (cannot just swap cards). I would like to have a partition setup like ...