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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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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% / ...
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Best partition size for Raspbian Lite (Jessie)

I've got a 3Tb External Hard Drive that I would like to use to run my Raspberry Pi2. I'd like to have a few separate partitions for various services: Transmission Owncloud Ftp (to save images from ...
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Add extra partition in Raspberry pi memory card

I need to add extra partitions in raspberry pi memory card. I am using 16GB memory card with my Raspberry Pi and need Extra Partition so i can arrange data in memory card and save the backup data in ...
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Access Windows 10 IoT partition on SD card

I got a 16Gb micro SD to use in a raspberry pi 3, and today I installed the OS with the program downloaded from microsoft website. However I noticed that the SD card was formatted in a strange way: a ...
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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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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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How to make a Raspberry Pi SD partition accessible from windows and raspbian?

I'm trying to make a partition on my Raspberry Pi SD card that allows me to access it from a Windows system as well as from linux. How I've to proceed? For example: On my SD card with 8GB I've 4GB ...
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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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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 expand 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 -...
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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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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 /dev/sdf....
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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 not ...
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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 of=/...
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How to get remaining memory in SD Card?

I have 16 GB SD card where I installed Raspbian using Win32 Disk Imager. After burning the image in Windows it shows only around 40+ MB of free space. Since Raspbian 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 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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“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, ...