extended sata partition shrunk at 15 partition limit, how to re-enlarge i hit the 15 partition limit, forgetting it now exists for sata drives, thinking i would add more. upon creation of the 15th, it squished the end of the extended partition to meet the last logical partition, leaving a large unallocated portion after the extended partition, which seemingly nothing can be done with, just sat being wasted space. i have since deleted a few of those partitions, but so far have still failed to find a way to recoup the unallocated space back into the extended partition.
if necessary, i'll do it the painful long winded way of backing up and starting the extended partition again from scratch, but i really rather wouldnt have to do that. i'm sure there must be a way of telling the extended partition to once again reach the end of the drive.
Around 2008 i seem to remember PartEd on the command-line was able to rescue deleted partitions and gave a choice of whether to recover the partition as a Primary or Logical Partition. I have tried testdisk but didn't really grok what i was doing. I successfully moved a "Windows Recovery" partition to the end of my hard-drive, immediately after the drive's Extended Partition.
I am not really sure if the title makes any sense or if it even possible. Basically I am currently triple booting with Mac osx on the first partition windows 7 on the second and ubuntu linux on the 3rd with a swap partition. So basically on my 2TB harddrive
Mac (200gb) Windows (200gb) Linux (200gb) Swap (8gb) NTFS(1592gb)
The last partition is formatted as ntfs using Gparted, windows cannot detect it. The windows disk partitioner shows the swap and ntfs partitions as unformatted. I can unformat the space and use the windows partition to add format it as ntfs but it would format the linux swap partition as well. I am worried that it could potentially screw up everything on my harddrive. My question is. What do I need to do to get the ntfs parition recognized by windows (should I use the windows partitioner)?
I've got a server that needs more space. To achieve this we added space (by extending the VMware disk attached to it).Normally this isn't an issue, because we just add an new partition and LVM it from there, but this host predates our deployment of LVM everywhere.
Our current theory is that the unallocated sectors can not be assigned because they aren't part of the extended partition, and thus ... we go in a circle.So what i believe the way forward is to extend sda4 so that i can then create an sda10 inside of it. Anyone have any ideas on how to do this? I was thinking gparted may do the trick ... but being a server i'm in runlevel3, with no X...
I have a 320GB external HDD with 2 partitions, both primary:
1. vfat 100GB 2. ext3 remainder
Both were formatted when I created them with qtparted. Windows 7 sees them, and says they are healthy, but does not recognize the vfat partition. Is it too big, perhaps? Short of moving everything off the vfat partition and recreating it with W7, how do I fix it? I think W7 uses some sort of extended fat32 now?
I have a vfat partition under RedHat RHEL5 that I currently must mount manualy after each boot. I would like it to auto-mount but I cannot find a way to do this without it becoming ro except for root. My other partitions auto-mount just fine. I have tried the vfat as a separate partition and as a VLM logical drive (as it currently is).
is what I use for other VLM partitions, but for the vfat it seems to only allow root access. Manually mount this partition is OK, it's just that I have sometimes forgotten and then it is not included in backups. What do I need to do to make the vfat auto-mount as accessible for a user?
I was attempting to format a flash drive, and well, used the wrong sdX device. I've run DiskInternals Partition Recovery tool, and all my files are still there (you have to pay $139 to have it restore the files). Is there any way using tools in linux to restore the ntfs partition/files? It was a single disk with the partition taking the entire drive. I've tried mounting it with the -t option, but it says invalid ntfs signature. Man, two lessons the hard way, make sure you backup (duh) and be careful what you type as root.
I have 250 GB HDD, 150 GB has CentOS installed,I have formatted the rest 100 GB in vfat, mounted on /data/ folder, now the issue is only root have the write permission on that folder, i have tried all the commands, however i have reformatted it with ext3 and now issue is resolved, i just want to know that why it is not possible to set the permissin to everyone +w on vfat partition.
I just installed ubuntu via the windows executable and I couldn't mount my NTFS partition. I found this a little odd and I checked fdisk and it seems to think I don't have an ext4 partition as my entire internal HD is displayed as NTFS.
Here's the fdisk output:
When i try to mount the NTFS partition /dev/sda2 i get the following output:
I can't make heads or tails out of this. Anyone know what's going on here?
Windows recognizes that 30GB were taken from the NTFS partition for my linux install. It reads the max partition size as 465GB. fstab reports the NTFS partition size as 488GB.
I'm trying to create an extended partition. In GParted, I shrunk the size of the existing partition and now want to create a new EXTENDED partition in the free, unallocated space. GParted only lets me create a PRIMARY partition. What am I doing wrong here?
Here's what I've got right now:
You can actually ignore the flag for the swap as "boot." That was me just messing around trying to get it to work. I've removed that flag. Not sure how the question of boot affects all of this...maybe it factors in somehow.
I have an external 320gb Hard drive. My plan was to have 250gb for My Documents of mainly music, films and word documents. And 50gb set aside for ubuntu, in a separate partition.To do this I need to partition the 50gb partition as ext4? then add a swap file of how big? Do i even need a swap space if I have 4gb of physical RAM?
My new Debian box is running well and stable enough for me to decide to swipe out WindowsXP altogether. I have a 40GB HDD, which has the following partition scheme (after Windows was removed and hda1 was converted to Linux native type)
Code: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hda1 * 1 1762 13313159+ 83 Linux /dev/hda2 1762 5168 25756889 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/hda5 1762 3985 16813408+ b W95 FAT32 /dev/hda6 * 3986 5018 7809448+ 83 Linux /dev/hda7 5019 5168 1133968+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
As you can see, my Linux is in the 2nd logical partition hda6 which contained in the extended hda2. The 1st logical partion hda5 is the one I want to erase the data and convert to Linux filesystem in order to have more space. (Yes I can mount it ntfs-3g and use it without any problem, but I just want to say farewell to as many things Microsoft as possible) . What I'm worried about is whether it's safe to do that, without damaging the extented partition which contains the root file system for Debian.
Okay so first of all, let me give you a background info.I have an HP Mini 311 with a 250GB hdd and 2GB Ram. I have successfully setup a tripple-boot with SnowLeopard/Win7/Ubuntu10.10.Okay so
First, using "Disk Utility," I format the OSX partiton to Extended(journaled) and install OSX accordingly. Second, I install Windows 7. Third, I use Netbookinstaller to install Chameleon 2.0 onto the OSX partition. Fourth, using DIskPart.exe i set the Win7 Partition(#3) as active and then run the Repair(and Restart) option in the Win7 USB install media, to fix some boot error I do not know much about. Then use"DIskPart. exe" again, to set the EFI partition(#1) as active partition again.I now have a fully operational dual-boot with SnowLeo and Windows 7.
I setup a triple-boot with SnowLeo/Win7/Ubuntu10.10 by using GParted to add and format 2 additional partitions. The first formatted Ext4 for Ubuntu to be installed onto and the second i set about 4GB as "Swap" area.Then i just install Ubuntu with the Grub bootloader being installed onto the same partition as Ubuntu.I now have a fully operational triple-boot with SnowLeo, Win7 and Ubuntu.So I saw this link about creating an additional "storage" partition, on a dual-boot system, and setting it up so that Windows 7 and Ubuntu can share the same files automatically.
I really want to set this up on my triple-boot system, and here is the problem i run into: Simply adding another partition, messes up my windows 7 boot entirely. And i figured out the cause of this might be due to harddrives only being able to handle 4 primary partitions. So i figure that if setup Ubuntu and the Swap-area into an Extended Partiton, this would solve all of my problems.I cannot figure out how to setup an extended partition on my harddrive without messing something use up irreparably. This is only my second
I'm following the book RHCE book (5th edition) by Michael Jang. On the exercise on pg.140, creating partitions, I've created /boot (hda1), swap (hda2) and / (hda3). So far so good.
Next, I'm supposed to make an extended partition, containing the rest of the disk. So this should be hda4, right? But when I try to create either an LVM, or RAID partition, it creates hda4 AND hda5 under hda4. Why is that? Am I doing something wrong? The book next asks me to create /var as hda5, so if hda5 is already created automatically above, how am I supposed to create /var?
I have a 120GB HD that I installed my linux-mint distro to and have been using for a while now, maybe a year or so. However, it has been running great so I haven't paid much attention to the actual install. Recently, I have been getting notifications of very low disk space remaining. I ran gparted and discovered that there is a very large extended partition that doesn't appear to be mounted. Can I just boot into a terminal, set a mount point and be on my way or will this hurt my existing installation? What is the safest set of steps to mount this partition since it looks to be the swap space as well?
Code: Here is output of fdisk for the drive: Disk /dev/sdb: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
My setup is as shown in the image below,i have 170G of unallocated space which id like to add to my Extended partition so that i can create logical partitions.I can only create one primary partition now of 170G which i don't need.Can i boot my machine off a live-cd and a run a gparted and add the unallocated space to the extended partition?
I'm currently dual booting Windows 7 64bit and Ubuntu 10.10 each on primary partitions. Then on the other 2 partitions I have the manufacturer recovery partition (which I am not sure I should remove...), and then a partition for storage and files. Now I want an Arch Linux installation on the hard drive, but obviously I cannot create a new primary partition because I already have 4. I found out that linux can run from a logical partition (which you can have multiple of)..However I do not want to format my Ubuntu partition and I'd prefer to keep the data on there all intact. Is there a way to move my Ubuntu installation (on the primary partition) to an extended partition where I could put multiple logical partitions for multiple linux installations?
I'm sure I've done this before and never ran into trouble so it's not like I wasn't thinking, just something went wrong this time and I'm screwed. I'll post a fdisk -l to show ya what I mean.
[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l /dev/sda Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 5 will be corrected by w(rite) Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x624aa2e0
Well I tried to install Pclinuxos 2010 to the same partitions as Mint 7 and basically just over write it (this I have done before) but this time Pclinuxos says there is a bad block and it can't copy files to / (sda7) I didn't think much of it at the time and thought I would try to install it (Pclinuxos) on a separate 100 gb usb drive and it was a sucessful install.
After booting Pclinuxos I try to access my 1TB sda hard drive and I can ony access sda1 .....when I look at /dev/sda in gparted is shows the whole disk as unallocated.I have done nothing at this point in time other than what I just said because I am very afraid of loosing all my pictures and everything else on that disk....and for those that will say always back up ....if ya think I'm not kicking myself right now your dead wrong......
I had 5.4 machine. Upgraded to 5.5 today via yum upgrade. All went fine. Rebooted. Wanted to convert root partition to ext4 (I have three partitions: /boot, / and swap). All of them on software RAID 1 (root is /dev/md2). I did the following for converting
yum install e4fsprogs tune2fs -O extents,uninit_bg,dir_index /dev/md2 nano /etc/fstab # I indicated here that my /dev/md2 is of ext4
How to mount vfat partition automatically after boot? After login it it will mount all vfat partition and the icon of those parition will be at desktop. How can it be done. udisks is installed. If i click a vfat partition from pcmanfm it prompts for password to mount.I don't want to click. It will be automatically mounted and i will get the icon of that mounted vfat partition at desktop
I have performed NFS installation on debian(as server) and fedora(as client). I made tests for 2 directories. The first one(from a debian home/somedir directory worked perfectly) but the second one not. This second directory is a hard disk partionned on fat32(vfat in my /etc/fstab file).
I have no error with both command : Code: exportfs in debian and Code: mount -a
I'm installing Windows to update my BIOS. I've removed a previous partition but I can't merge free partition to my original partition containing data. How to solve this problem? I don't want to format the ext4 partition.
I partitioned my drive to dual boot with XP, and I also added in a fat32 partition so both Windows and Linux can read/write to there to share files. I now have a problem with permissions (I know that fat32/vfat does not support permissions.) I can as my normal user read/write to this partition, but I want to set-up a CodeBlocks project on there and this is where I run into my permissions error.I can create it and the .cbp file is there ect. but I can not save any work, it will complain ('could not write', or sometimes with 'maybe this drive is write protected'.) I have something like
UUID=1234-1A23 /repo vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0 in my /etc/fstab