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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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Unable to Boot Raspbian 8 after resizing Root Partition

After cloning my Raspbian 8 SD Card to a bigger one everything seemed to be running fine until I used GParted to resize my root partition and the extended partition containing it, the boot partition ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Raid 1 using the same HD

I want to make a owncloud server in the raspberry and previously I want to make a Raid of my HD to avoid losses. I have a 3TB external HD with 2 partitions of the same size and I want to use: ...
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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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using linux command line to format and partition an sd card for raspberry pi

I need help understanding how to format and partition and sd card for raspberry pi 4 from linux command line please. I have downloaded an iso image for raspian light (not noobs). Question: If I am ...
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How to mount a Raspbian SD card on a Mac?

I have a running Raspberry Pi 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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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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How to install Jasper on Raspberry Pi 3 (Model B)?

Sorry ahead of time, I'm new to Raspberry Pi's. I am trying to install Jasper by using its guide (https://jasperproject.github.io/documentation/installation/), but I cannot seem to figure it out. In ...
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How to make an image file from scratch

I want to make my own image file for a Raspberry Pi so I can copy any usable operating system to it and boot it. This way I'm also able to size down partitions or use other partition sizes. Is it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dual boot for the rpi

Is it possible to have dual boot partitions on usb stick switchable by berryboot loader via vnc. I need to have a backup boot partition with raspbian Bootable on it. So that if my primary partition ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I create and mount a partition using the remainder of my SD card?

I have seen instructions for resizing the partition here, but how do I create a whole new partition using the remaining space, and then mount it?
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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 ...