General :: Defined Root Partition Not Created A / Boot/efi Partition?

Aug 31, 2010

when I tried to install Fedora on my pc, I got this error message " Defined Root partition not created a / boot/efi partition. I am trying to install it on a seperate hd. My main one has windows xp pro, but I do not want to interfer with that at all?.

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Ubuntu :: Created NTFS Partition - Cannot Boot From CD

Oct 12, 2010

I am new to ubuntu! I installed ubuntu and removed all partitions, now I have only one partition with 160 GB, Wanted to install again Xp but my laptop cant boot from CD/DVD, used GParted to create another partition and created one ntfs, but I have now one problem, ubuntu is not starting and I cant boot from CD. My laptop is Sony Vaio VGN-Fz18E .

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General :: Pausing Kernel During Boot - VFS Cannot Find Root Partition

Sep 28, 2010

First time trying anything like this. I'm running a Abit NF7 with a silicon image 3112 that's support was broken in 2.6.35. I get a kernel panic when VFS can't find the root partition, I can't remember the exact line (can't log it, root isn't mounted yet) but it says something like sata1: link down (sstatus 0 scontrol 0). I think there might be a more telling error message before, but it flies by too fast to see or capture with my camera video recorder.

There's a patch that reverts back to when there was a delay in /drivers/ata/libata-sff.c in the function ata_sff_tf_load, by calling ata_wait_idle(ap) which fixes the issue for some people but not my system. I don't know anything about what I'm doing, but I thought I'd go through and add printk's in each function in sata_sil and see how far the device was initialized. I did this but they all happen early in the boot that flies by. Is there any way to add a pause like the "more" command? [URL]

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General :: Used Created Partition In Ubuntu?

Dec 9, 2010

Im a new user of Linux, for my present activity, I was able to create a new partition in my terminal using fdisk.So basically this is just an additional partition in my currently installed linux (ubuntu). Now my problm is, how can I use that partition or how can I save files or install applications on it? I tried creating a File system mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1, and I also mounted it,but when I copy files on the directory where I mounted it, it says "Permission Denied". I dont know if Im doing it correctly though

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General :: Mount A Partition From Dd-created Image Of A HDD

Mar 7, 2010

I have an image of the entire disk created using dd. The disk structure follows:

The image was created using:

How would I, if it is possible, mount /dev/sda1 from the image so that I'm able to read the contents?

It's not an option to clone the HDD again, I know how to do it if I had only cloned the single partition by itself. I hope it's still possible with the current image.

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General :: Default Partition Would Be Created, When OS To Be Installed?

Nov 7, 2010

How many default partition would be created, when Linux OS to be installed?

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General :: Grub Loader Can't Boot From Partition But Other Boots Can See Partition?

Feb 25, 2010

I having a problem getting my grub loader to see one of my hard drives. I added a drive, and my grub loader lost track of where everything was. I couldn't get my old linux (Red Hat 9) so I installed SuSe on my new hard drive. But I need my be able to boot from my old hard drive because it has apps that only run on the earlier version. From /proc/partitions the old hard drive is sdd

major minor #blocks name
8 0 976762584 sda
8 1 2104483 sda1
8 2 20972857 sda2


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General :: 1TB Hard Disk Partition - Device Not Created

Apr 30, 2010

I have installed 1tb hard drive and would like to partition as follows:

1) / - 20g
2) /swap - 6G
3) /photos /150g
4) /videos /500g
5) /audio /300g

After 2-3 partition an extended partition automatically created in which I am not able to create specified capacity i.e., say I want 150g of /photos partition, the /videos partition is automatically reduced and a free space at the end appears. Some free space is always there which i am not able to understand. Nevertheless i clicked to create, but I get an error viz. 'device not created'.

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General :: Can't Make New Folder Or Copy Paste In Newly Created Partition?

Mar 17, 2011

I just maked an ext4 partition by the help of gparted. Ubuntu is my only OS no dual boot. Using Ubuntu Maverick. The problem is partition must be open as root to do any work else it wont even allow me to open file,create folder,cut copy paste or anything.

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General :: Recover Data From Encrypted Partition (created By EXT3 Ubuntu 10.04)?

Oct 11, 2010

I am facing a serious problem.I installed UBUNTU 10.04 and encrypted it during installation. I accidentally erased some of the necessary files from root folder. now the the OS is NOT booting.luckily i still have the encryption key i have some important documents in that drive (desktop folder).

PS: I have tried to run Live Ubuntu it shows the Root, but it does not enter any of the folder.

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Ubuntu :: How Much Room To Leave For Home Partition / Root Partition

Feb 7, 2010

I have finally been convinced to partition my 500GB hard drive from a two partition setup with root and swap to a three partition setup with root, swap, and home. I found a nice tutorial about how to do this, but here is my question:

A) How much space do I leave for the root partition and the home partition?

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SUSE / Novell :: Changing /tmp From It's Own Partition Back To Root Partition?

Jun 8, 2010

I initially installed SuSe11.2 with /tmp mounted on separate partition on another physical disk( there are two physical disks). Now I want to attach disk with existing SuSe11.2 to another motherboard so I would like that /tmp becomes part of the root partition. Will deleting /tmp mount point in /etc/fstab create automatically new /tmp from root at next startup, or something else has to be done to achieve, that in future, /tmp resides on root partition instead? In this way it would be much easier to move the disk with SuSe11.2 to another motherboard.

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SUSE / Novell :: Change Partition Size On Root Partition?

Aug 2, 2009

I am relatively new to Linux and Opensuse. I created the / root partition and now it is growing and maxing out. I have partitioner available to me but how do I change the partition size when the root partition is mounted. Do I login as root and then umount or modify fstab and restart and change from command line or do I format and reinstall everything? I have room to expand but not sure how to manage this?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Boot From MBR Vs Root Partition Vs None?

Feb 27, 2010

what's the difference (if any) between choosing to boot from the MBR, the root partition or enabling neither? Referring to: pic23-MBR switch.png - Windows Live Would one be better for dual boots for example? (Using Vista too)

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General :: Windows - Deleting Linux Partition And Grub Boot Loader Without Affecting The Windows Partition At All?

Aug 30, 2011

I am currently running a dual boot machine with Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows Vista.Is there any way I can delete the Linux partition and Grub boot loader without affecting the Windows partition at all?I would also like to be able to repartition all of the space that was previously occupied by Linux.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Failure Reading Root Partition During Boot?

Nov 19, 2010

Recently, I had to switch harddrives on one of my servers due to the need for hardware.

However, when I switched back to the original harddrive I got a surprise : Instead of booting normally in OpenSuse 11.3, it booted in the grub shell.

I did a root ( hd0,1) but when I attempted the setup cmd it failed. Thinking that I probably was a configuration error ( nothing was changed - the drive had spent some time in a nice anti static bag ) I booted using a USB key.

To my surprise I got a message stating that parted couldn't read the other partitions ( boot and swap ) and hence I would not be able to edit then. Fortunately, the data partition seemed OK so I can backup the data.

Preferbly, I would like to be able to restore my original system.

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Ubuntu :: Boot Failure - Can Not Find Root Partition No Uuid

Mar 5, 2010

I posted this first to thread 'Boot problem - "Gave up waiting for root device.", (initramfs)' then realized that I should start a new thread because the problem is not the same. On boot the splash goes black and nothing happens, On a recovery boot it drops into shell BusyBox and messages indicate that the root partition cannot be found. After booting from CD Gparted GUI partition information shows no label or ssid for the root partition sda2. The data for the root partition appears to be there. how to fix this? My /home, swap, and / are on separate partitions formatted ext3. I have a recent backup only for my data. I would like to avoid having to rebuild my system from scratch.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 9.10 And Win7 Dual Boot And Root Partition

May 11, 2010

I would like to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. I have Ubuntu 9.10 Live CD and Windows 7 Pro Live CD. Ubuntu is installed but Windows 7 isn`t. I have gparted installed. I found the following directions within Ubuntu documentation.

Master Boot Record backup and re-replacement
Back-up the existing MBR, install Windows, replace your backup overwriting the Windows boot code:
Create an NTFS partition for windows (using fdisk, GPartEd or whatever tool you are familiar with)
Backup the MBR e.g. dd if=/dev/sda of=/mbr.bin bs=446 count=1
Install windows
Boot into a LiveCD
Mount your root partition in the LiveCD
Restore the MBR e.g. dd if=/media/sda/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda bs=446 count=1
Restart and Ubuntu will boot
Setup grub to boot windows

I don't want to backup the MBR and restore as listed. I would rather use the Ubuntu Live CD to reinstall the GRUB.
How do I overwrite the MBR?
Do I use gparted and change the partition?
Do I create an NTFS partition as listed above?
Or what do I need to otherwise do to boot the Windows 7 Live CD so that it will install?

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Software :: Reliable - Fast Filesystem For Root And Boot Partition?

Feb 10, 2011

I need a reliable+fast filesystem for root and boot partition. It will be used in Debian x64. So far I only tried ext3 and ext4. What do you reccommend? (this has been probably asked many times, but I need updated information)

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CentOS 5 :: Gpt Partitioning - XFS \ Error, That Boot Partition Is On A Gpt Partition And This Machine Cannot Boot That?

May 21, 2010

I am trying to install a box here where my /storage partition is about 2.5T.I had setup the partitioning with suse, while testing, and all worked well.Now when trying to install CentOs 5.5 it gives me an error, that my boot partition is on a gpt partition and this machine cannot boot that.Also I don't see the option to create XFS partitions from the installer.Can 5.5 support GPT @ install time?

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Ubuntu :: EXT4 Root Partition Errors Not Corrected At Boot Check?

Oct 22, 2010

I'm having some problems with errors reported by fsck on my EXT4 root partition on my Ubuntu 10.10 installation... If I run fsck I get the following output:

# fsck -n /dev/sda1
fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2
e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
Attenzione! /dev/sda1 montato.


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Ubuntu :: How To Use Created Partition

Dec 9, 2010

I was able to create a new partition in my terminal using fdisk.

So basically this is just an additional partition in my currently installed linux (ubuntu). Now my problem is, how can I use that partition or how can I save files or install applications on it?

I tried creating a File system mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1, and I also mounted it, but when I copy files on the directory where I mounted it, it says "Permission Denied". I dont know if Im doing it correctly though.

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Fedora :: Retrieving NTFS Partition Which Was Chosen Wrongly As Boot Partition?

Apr 19, 2010

Recently I reinstall Grub, but I have chosen on ntfs (windows 7 partition E: drive). After this I chosen /dev/sda which is correct boot partition.

Now Fedora 10 and Win 7 booth are working properly.

How can I get back my E: drive safely?

In Fedora 10 E: is not available, where as in Win7 it is available but asking for Format.

how to get back my E: partition which was chosen wrongly as boot partition.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Add Unallocated Space To Storage Partition And Not Boot Partition?

Apr 20, 2011

using onboard windows disk management i have made 75gb unallocated to add to the aforementioned ntfs data partition. but, after resizing extended partition, will i need to fix grub even though i will be adding the unallocated space to a storage partition and not the ubuntu boot partition?

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Slackware :: Changing Boot Partition / Bootable And Rewrite The Partition Table?

Apr 24, 2010

Everything is installed and setup on my system, but when I setup my partitions I chose my Windows partition to be bootable. Can I just use cfdisk to toggle the bootable flag so my linux partition is bootable and rewrite the partition table?

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Ubuntu :: Use A Windows-based Recovery Partition On A Dual-boot Computer To Overwrite Partition And Remove GRUB Loader?

Mar 9, 2010

is it possible to use a Windows-based recovery partition on a dual-boot computer to overwrite the Ubuntu partition and remove the GRUB loader? For instance, if you booted up your computer, accessed the hidden recovery partition and used it to reset the computer to it's factory default settings, would that effectively remove the Ubuntu partition and the GRUB loader? Would a completely new installation of Windows overwrite/uninstall Ubuntu and GRUB automatically?

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Ubuntu :: GPT Partition Label Has No BIOS Boot Partition?

Jun 24, 2011

When I installed Ubuntu on my system (a year or so ago) I forgot to add a BIOS Boot Partition. This is something of a problem considering that the partition type for my 2TB drive is GPT. Hence, whenever grub is updated I get a warning:

/usr/sbin/grub-setup: warn: This GPT partition label has no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible!.
/usr/sbin/grub-setup: warn: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and its use is discouraged..
Installation finished. No error reported.


If so, what is the rough sequence of commands to create the partition (without disturbing what is already there) and then setting it as a BIOS boot partition.

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Software :: Possible To Create Boot Partition On Logical Partition

Mar 18, 2009

I want to install more than 3 linux distributions on single disk - my test machine.Is it possible to create boot partition on logical partition whitch resides in extended partition (and boot successfuly of course)?
My boot loader lives elswere (primary partition or MBR).

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OpenSUSE Install :: Created Partition Myself But Had No Effect

Mar 13, 2010

during installation, openSUSE gives suggessed partition, but I select "create partition", then "accept", but opensuse still use the sugessed partition by itself

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Ubuntu :: Can't Write To A Partition That Was Created During Installation

Mar 4, 2010

I just finished installing Karmic Koala on my computer a little while ago... and I chose to partition the drive manually. My computer has 2 hard drives:

Here's the HDD which boots first and has Grub and Ubuntu on it:


And my second HDD which has Windows and a backup partition called "datas":


And here's a copy of my /etc/fstab file:


# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).


The ext3 partition on the 250GB drive called "datas" is an old partition that I created while I was still using Intrepid... and it works just fine. However the partition called "archives", which I created during the installation of Karmic, doesn't seem to work properly. For some reason I can't write any files or folders on it. Why is that?

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