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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...