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Questions tagged [partition]

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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View files on a Raspbian SD Card from a Mac?

Recently, my Pi 3 broke, and I had some important files on its Raspbian Stretch SD card. I would like to get these files off the SD card without buying a whole new Pi. Does anyone know a way of doing ...
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Why is the volume ID of the root partition of Raspbian always [7ee80803]?

I noticed that no matter which microSD card I burn the Raspbian image onto, its "identifier" is always 7ee80803. This appears counter-intuitive to be because "disk identifier" is something written in ...
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Multiple /media/user/SETTINGS* directories yet only one partition

I am running Raspbian Stretch on a Pi 3 B+. One thing I noticed is that I have more /media/user/SETTINGS* than actual partitions. See, I have 3 directories: $ ls -la total 17 drwxr-x---+ 5 root root ...
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badly resized partition on sd card

when I installed Raspbian Stretch Lite (2018-11-13) on my 16GB SD card, with dd (dd bs=4M if=2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch-lite.img of=/dev/sdb conv=fsync) and then tried it, I quickly ran out of space ...
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Editing Pi 3 System files on SD outside Linux?

Following the Tutorial - How to give your Raspberry Pi a Static IP Address my Pi 3+ doesn't appear on network. I have no HDMI display and I am trying to restore the original /etc/network/interfaces. ...
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3 B+ SD card partitions

Looking at the SD Card (32) it has 6 partitions, I would like to use berryboot and have a choice of OS's there are only 2 partitions used on the SD card, can I or should I expand the the 2 used ones ...
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read only Raspbian and microSD partitioning

is it true that if I set Raspbian as read only I can prevent any microSD corruption due to power faults, so that I can simply unplug the battery instead of the clean "Menu > Shutdown"? if it is true ...
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How can I resize a Raspberry Pi Linux distro image?

I'm experimenting with mounting the Raspbian .img and adding code/files and then repacking. The purpose of this is to be able to create custom distros for projects (rather than making clones of the SD ...
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Why is there unpartitioned space on my SD card?

First off, I'm running Rasbian with NOOBS. I was following a tutorial on creating a new partition here: How do I create and mount a partition using the remainder of my SD card? And I started ...
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Netbooting multiple “workers” RPi from a “master” RPi

My question is, I believe, a little bit complex, and I think it would be better to fully describe what I have and what I want to achieve, with what I am able to do. What I have I have a group of ...
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Expand file sytem only to certain size of sd card

Is it possible to expand the file system only to a certain amount? I guess everyone is familiar with the following problem: You start with for e.g. an 8 GB sd card. Expand the file system and when ...
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How to encrypt the raspbian installation

i'm new to raspberry, i just brought raspberry pi 3 model b and installed on a diferent SDCard the lite version of raspbian stretch but now i need to encrypt the whole partition, i want to run a ...
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Is possible to make the backup and the recovery root partition from one to the other?

I have two Raspberry Pi boards. One is a (Pi 1) Model B and the other is a Pi 2 Model B. The Pi 1 Model B is a new one from my friend. I had used the Pi 2 Model B for a long time. I know the ...
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Partition HDD in two for BerryBoot

I would like to know if it is possible to partition a hard drive in two and use one partition as a BerryBoot OS and the other as a normal external NTFS hard drive. I want to use one part of the HDD ...
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Partition of raspberry pi on Ubuntu 16.04

When I booted raspbian on raspberry pi, the name of partition is /dev/mmcblk0 But when I connect sd card via USB reader on Ubuntu 16.04, it shows a different name as /dev/sdc These sd cards are ...
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Overlapping SD Card Partitions

I have a 32GB SD card that I have been using for a year or so and when troubleshooting a separate issue I noticed that the partition table looks very different than the other Raspbian images I have ...
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Expanding partition on SD

I have a Raspberry Pi running Openmediavault and I need to expand the main partition as I’m running out of space. I’ve got a 2013 i7 (64bit) MacBook and I’ve been trying to boot GParted from a usb ...
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Why are the /boot partition from Raspberry Pi and a EFI system partition (ESP) both formatted as a FAT32 partition? [closed]

I understand that each processor has its own specific way of starting. Fact is that both of them (RPi and UEFI boot) need a small FAT partition to boot, both around 100MB. Is there any reason for ...
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How to fix: rpi sd card partitions not recogized [closed]

I am trying to clone an image that I have been working on. I have a 32G sd card. When I plug it into my pc, windows sees it as 4 different drives. There is a "Boot" drive, a "RECOVERY" drive, and ...
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Raspberry pi 3 Memory partition

I have installed Raspbian stretch latest on my Rpi 3 B on a 8gb sdcard and I can't run any videos or windows application through wine. It says 1G/3G partition is required and no video is played ...
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Problem reallocating space to root after transferring 32GB NOOB to 64GB SD Card

I've seen some other threads out there but I can't seem to get any of the suggestions to work. Maybe its because I can't seem to get GParted Live to run on my NUC. I'm trying to resize the ...
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What's the difference between UUID and PARTUUID?

I've followed the procedure in the raspberry pi forums to make my Raspberry Pi 3 use an USB key instead of the SD card as root filesystem in the hope to make it more robust to power loss. The process ...
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How do I mount the boot partition from Macos?

When I attempt to find this partition (on Macos), here's what it's showing me: /dev/disk3 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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Can't mount raspberry after I've burn raspbian [closed]

Given: So, I have an 8 GB sd card. TODO: Get raspbian Solution: First I delete the partition: Command (m for help): d Selected partition 1 Partition 1 has been deleted. After i've created a new ...
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How to use external flash drive as raspberry pi 3 root storage?

What I want to be able to do is make my raspberry pi use my 1TB Flash drive as the root file system drive for raspberry pi so I can run everything trough it. I want to do this because my current SD ...
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Partition's size in df -h is totally different than the size in /proc/partitions

I'm using buildroot to build a custom linux system for my raspi A+. Using genimage, I've created two partitions on a 1 GB sdcard. The first partion is the boot partition. It's vfat and it is 32 MB. ...
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Can't properly flash some micro SD cards

I have a couple of Micro SD card here and it seems like only some of them can be flashed correctly. No errors during the flashing process, but only the boot partition turns out to be mountable on my ...
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Is it better to make the whole SD card read-only, or just a partition, if there is a high risk of power failure?

I'm experiencing frequent power failures in my simple low-cost surveillance system. Making the root partition read-only would be the best choice but I need to store cameras images somewhere. What ...
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Problem after expanding boot partition

I needed extra space on my /boot partition so I took the SD card, inserted it into my PC and expanded/moved the partitions using GParted (this to my surprise took over 4 hours to complete). pi@...
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What is the SETTINGS directory in /media and how can I get rid of it?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian. It's my first one, so please forgive a lot of ignorance. I used NOOBS to install the system, which seems to have left its micro SD card littered with various ...
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Why won't my raspberryPi boot if I use parted to adjust the partition?

I've been struggling to figure out a boot problem with the RaspberryPi 3 (I've not tested other models) using a modified Raspbian Jessie Lite image, and finally narrowed down to something to do with ...
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Increasing partition size? [duplicate]

So I'm upgrading from a 4gb card to a 64gb card. I took an image of my (highly configured) 4gb card and I've written it to my 64gb. However, the 64gb card isn't utilizing all its space, there's still ...
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Issues with root=PARTUUID= in cmdline.txt at boot

I'm having some trouble understanding which drive identifiers are available at different stages of system boot. I'm running a Pi 2B with a btrfs root mounted on an external USB SSD. I'd like to ...
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NTFS USB device seen, but not the partitions

I have a Toshiba 1TB USB external drive attached to a Raspberry Pi running: VERSION="7 (wheezy)" The USB device is seen. It is creating a /dev/sda. However, I can't mount the partition as the ...
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How to shrink the size of your sd card before using dd to backup your sd card [duplicate]

I use 32gb micro sd card for my raspibian. I use dd this command to backup it. But, I found it is too large. How to shrink it before I backup it? Thanks. Add words: I had used a 16gb sd card. Then, ...
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Image non-resized partition from a large SD

I burnt a 2GB OS image on a 16GB sd card and went thru the whole configuration process (a good half day of work to adapt it to our needs) except for the resizing of the partition. I would now, ...
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Can't boot after adding a third partition to sd card

I am trying to create a third FAT32 partition on the SD card that consumes the free space on the card not used by the image. I want this instead of the root partition being resized. Creating the ...
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sfdisk from util-linux 2.25.2 reporting (c,h,s) warnings on Raspbian Jessie

At sfdisk shows impossible value and (c,h,s) expected on another system I report about the following warnings when looking at the partition layout of my SD card or USB drives on my Raspbian (Jessie) ...
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How can I resize my Parrot OS / (root) partition?

I'm using Parrot OS (parrotsec.org). How can I resize the image so that I have more space on my root partition? Raspbian does this automatically on boot up, but Parrot OS doesn't. How would I do ...
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Unallocated space when writing img files for RPI

Keep in mind I used several micro SD cards and SD card and a USB pin-drive hoping to get a different result, also tried on 3 different computers 2 Windows 10 Home, and a Windows 7 Pro. I'm trying to ...
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Create a mac readable / writable fat32 partition

I want an extra partition that I can see both on my mac as well the raspberry pi. I have been trying this for around 6 hours now... I installed raspbian from a mac with: sudo dd bs=1m if=/Users/...
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How to partition 32G SD card with 6 sda# drives to max memory usage - Raspberry / Ubuntu

I am only a beginner at Linux-OS's so take this into consideration when you answer this question. I have noticed that my 32G SD card is partitioned into two sda# drives but I need to max out this ...
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File Manager and fdisk report different partition sizes [duplicate]

I'm new to Raspberry Pi. The 8 GB SD card that came with my RPi 3 type B showed only 500 MB free, probably due to the pre-installed Mathematica (thanks WRI!). So I moved the card image to a 32 GB SD ...
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Two partitions on the RasPi?

I am (as you will understand when you continue reading my question) new to Raspberry Pi. I bought it mostly because I wanted to use it as a media player. So my first move was to flash it with OpenElec ...
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Formatting 64/128gb microSC card to run on RP3

I had no success with experimenting on my SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC UHS-I (SDSQUNC-064G-GN6MA). I tried formatting entire one to Fat, Fat32 using 3rd party software, making small Fat/Fat32 ...
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Can't backup RPi using dd. One partition causing issues

I've been trying to backup my RPi Model B but I'm having no luck whatsoever. Here's what my Macbook's terminal shows under "diskutil list": /dev/disk2 (internal, physical): #: TYPE ...
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Remove one of the OSes from the SD card

I've installed both Raspbian and OSMC using NOOBs into 1 sd card. Is there a way to remove OSMC to free up some space? I have Kodi inside raspbian so OSMC is kind of redundant. My SD is 16gb. Thank ...
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What should the name of my non-boot partition be?

I am trying to restore a backup to a new SD card. Because I appear to have used an obscure backup process, the contents of the boot partition are in one place, and the contents of the other partition ...
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Fdisk in a script

I had done a script whose goal was to build a custom Raspbian distribution for the SamplerBox project. It worked. But now launching this a few months/updates later: fdisk image.img <<EOF o n ...
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df command - Doubt about free space

My rpi is using a SD card with 64GB which is showing the following space available when I use df -h command: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 59G 56G 79M 100% / ...