I tried to just have two partitions (recovery and ubuntu), but because of the different file systems, and the placement of the hp recovery partition, it has to be right in the middle. This is basically what I want to do:
1) Reinstall Hardy Heron on a new (smaller) partition from the free space partition. 2) Once it's working properly, format the rest of the hard drive (getting rid of the recovery partition) and create a single ext3 partition. 3) Install another distro on this new partition.
Does anyone foresee any complications with all this slicing and dicing of my hard drive for which I should/could prepare?
I got a new hard disk for my laptop and I want to move my Gentoo installation from old HDD to new.
Most simple guides recommend use of dd to copy the whole partition byte by byte.
I'm moving to the new drive because I don't have enough space on the old drive, so I don't want to simply clone the partition. Instead I need the destination partition to be bigger. Would dd work well in that case?
Assuming that I use same partition types on the new drive, would I be able to use simple cp with appropriate settings?
Is there a program that will reread the partition table and update the kernel even if one of the unmodified partitions is mounted? I installed my system on one partition, then I added another with free space. Now I want to format the second partition, but the kernel doesn't know about it yet. I tried sfdisk -R /dev/sda, but it refuses while the root partition is mounted. Is there anyway I can avoid rebooting?
using suse 11.3 and kde 4.4.4 on the mounted fat32 partition I cannot change icons partition is mounted in fstab in this way:/dev/sda8/ /dati vfat user, users, gid=users, umask=0002, utf8=true, 0, 0.I can create files folders modify, move and save them on the partition but if I try to change the icon (in dolphin right click>properties>click on icon) of the /eros folder (or any other folder or link) system gives me this error:impossibile salvare le proprieta' , non hai accesso sufficiente per scrivere su /dati/eros/.directory tha in english is something like this: impossoble save properties, you havent enough permission access to write on /dati/eros/.directory this happen also as superuser I remember that with suse 11.0 or 10.3 I was able to change icons on fat32 partitions, now with 11.3 I cannot, there ought to be a way to do what I did with the previous version with this 11.3 brand new ad more advanced version shouldn't it?
I really don't understand what's happening.I make a 3.5tb RAID array in Disk Utility, yet it makes it so that one partition is 3tb and the other is 500 gigs free!Why is that? Ext4 can do huge partition sizes I thought.
I have a server setup running VirtualBox and several Windows guests. I'm running the box headless and start the windows machines using
sudo vboxheadless -s "WinXP Pro SP3"&
via SSH session from my MacBookPro in terminal. I then connect to the Virtual Machines running MS Remote Desktop from the MacBookPro. All of this works perfectly except that I've run out of space on my partition for Virtual Machines and need to create a few more. I have plenty of room on the HDD but when first installing Ubuntu Server I only partitioned and formated about 1/4 of the drive. Is it possible to run a command in my SSH session at the command line to partition the unused portion of the HDD, format it, and expand my current partition into that space? Or, do I have to use something like gpartedlive, boot from the CD and do the partitioning?
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 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?
I just looked at the "posting permissions" and unfortunately I'm unable to insert the screen copy of the kde manager's representation of the goal I want to hit.I got a dual boot system with 4 hard disks and grub installed on /dev/sdd1. Windows xp sp2 (only used for professional audio tools, don't whip me ^^) is installed on /dev/sdc1. The disk sdc is partitioned with the following settings:
/dev/sdc1 * 1 498 4000153+ b W95 FAT32 /dev/sdc2 499 18922 147990780 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sdc5 499 1494 8000338+ b W95 FAT32 /dev/sdc6 1495 18922 139990378+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
When I partitioned the disk I was believing 4 Go were sufficient for windows xp but after years I realized that many applications were using the C: by default (no way to change it thru regedit or another workaround, hard-coding probably) installing stuffs and under windows this is impossible to use such blessed things like the unix's symbolic links !So right now I'm a little tight with the remaining space to work with windows xp. (Of course the swap file has been moved to another partition since the first day I installed xp...)
I have is to use the 7Go of unused space on this disk to size up the /dev/sdc1 partition. When using kde partition manager I noticed that there is no way to use the unused disk space to size up /dev/sdc1 directly.Do you think if I create a partition with the 7 Go of unused space that there is a way to size up /dev/sdc1 without messing up the bootloader ? I don't think GRUB matters about the new partition, it should get the /dev/sdc7 entry. For the backup there is no problem this partition is completely backed up every two weeks (as an image) so the datas may not be lost as a real catastrophic... but if there is danger for the other partitions... that's will be more annoying... but solvable ^^
Once partitioned I believe that there will be a way to "merge" the /dev/sdc1 and /dev/sdc7 partitions and then I would enjoy a new xp partition with 7Gb of free space (it would change from my actual 300Mb !!).Technically it would be possible this is just a question of chaining the different blocks each others and refer to the new space added.The last block in /dev/sdc1 would point to the first block that starts /dev/sdc7 and "that's all"... and /dev/sdc7 would disappear as a partition.
i have got an old computer with some partition and one have linux slackware installed; it is all included there (root and a swap file); its size is almost 4 gb. Now i have a new laptop and i do not really want to reinstall linux on it; simply i want to transfer all things from old on new computer. The size of new hd is almost 12 Gb and i want to use entire with linux slackware. I will recompile new kernel on old computer for the new. Now, i think to use dd to make one image, this follow command may be good, i think:"dd if=/dev/hda3 of=./linux_slackaware.img bs=4096 conv=noerror"I use zipslack on msdos partition (hda2) to run this command; it will make a 4 gb file image partition;Now i ask you:it is possible to transfer and to adapt this image partition on a different size image partition?The new is 12 gb size.what are the right dd command parametres?
I have recently ghosted, using g4u, an 80 gig drive to a 30 gig drive. The data size is about 15 gig so no problem there.The system does work and it doing everything it should, except for some errors in dmsg log.The thing is though, that the system works! all the services are running and live.And i have years worth of customizations in this machine. Has been running for several years, so i dont just want to reformat and reinstall. Its hard to get linux the way you want it sometimes!So my question is this, is there a way to fix my partition or somehow tell the machine what the current boundries <i>should</i> be?
I have a dual-boot Vaio, with Windows Vista (for WOW only,I promise!) and Ubuntu 10.10. I have a HDD with 250 GB, where 170GB is for Ubuntu and around 40 GB for Windows and a Swap that is 6 GB. This Swap seems a little too big, so how o I edit its size (make it smaller like 3GB) and then add the "free space"-leftovers to the big Ubuntu partition ( / )?
a client brought in an 160GB external HDD and wanted to get the files off it, there appeared to be no partitions on the disk but i thought it may have been formatted to use the whole disk. I tried to mount it as the various FS types the client thought it may have been to no avail.
I ran testdisk on it which told me that it previously had a mac partition table and a 210GB partition on it (which is larger than the disk) could anyone enlighten me as to whether or not this is even possible, and if so how could i retrieve the data?
When I powered-up my computer today I received the message that the home partition listed in /etc/fstab cannot be mounted and to press ESC to go to the recovery shell.
My computer is dual-boot, with Windows on the first hard disk (sda) and Ubuntu 9.10 on the second hard disk (sdb); I am using Grub version 1.97 beta4. The home partition is thus on sdb2 and the file system is ext4.
The /etc/fstab file contains all the partitions and has not changed since last October. Also, when issuing the command fdisk l, all partitions are correctly displayed, including the home that cannot be mounted.
Finally, the command fsck /dev/sdb2 quickly returns the result that /dev/sdb2 is clean!
I am trying to actually wipe my entire hard drive and figured it may just be easiest to format the hard drive and deleting the partitions. So when I go to System => Administration => Disk Utility => Select the Hard Drive => Click Delete Partition => And I get the error shown in my screenshots. What would be my best way to delete this partition and remove ubuntu completely for the time being. And yes I am using the latest RC. 10.04. However I don't suspect this is a bug.
Size Label Mount point File system 52 GB Multimedia /MM ntfs 52 GB Backup /ABackup ntfs 52 GB Extras /Extras ext4 27 GB root / ext4 60 GB home /home ext4
The problem is that I cannot access the /MM and contents. I tried Properties > Permissions and changed applied the changes to subfolders and contents too. Now I can access /MM but not the contents. All are marked with a lock logo.There are numerous folders/files.Changing the permissions individually is a hectic work.possible to do it in a command line/script?
I'm totally new with linux and Ubuntu. I've just installed 10.10 yesterday and since then it's been an uphill struggle These forums has helped me out quite a bit already so I hope you can continue doing it with this problem I have.I got a single drive where the bootpartition is ext4 and the other "storage" partition is a remenant from a windows 7 installation I had, with NTFS. Decided I wanted to give Ubuntu a try! Now i've run into permission trouble though, mainly because I wanted to set up an FTP server (oh what a struggle THAT's been, I have some stories... ). I've done a "mount --bind" so that I can reach different resources directly from my chroot. It turns out though that the mounted partition isn't giving anyone except the owner (me) permission to see the resources. FTPing into the server gives the mount points but gives a 550 error and can't list anything inside of them.It works perfectly for me just running it at the prompt or using the mount points directly in the Ubuntu GUI though (since I'm the owner/admin/whatever).
My intended solution that I've found was that people with NTFS drives did a few magic tricks with the line of text in Fstab so they could access their NTFS drives. Problem for me is that my sda3 mount isn't showing up at all in fstab, even though fstab is supposed to (as far as I know) show all mounted devices on there. All the while, I have my sda3 totally accessible from /media/Storage/. Any pointers as to why this is?After I installed Ubuntu, I just mounted the sda3 with the Disk Utility from System->Administation and didn't think much of it afterwards until now.What's the best course of action here? remount the ntfs partiton using fstab? Convert the ntfs partition into an ext4? I have a lot of data on there I want to keep as well.
I have two ext4 partitions: one with Ubuntu 10.10 64-bits and the other just for storing files.When I log on to Ubuntu, my second partition is not mounted. Shouldn't Ubuntu mount my second partition by default (since it recognizes it as ext4)?If it should, why is this happening to me?If it shouldn't, how can I get my second partition to be mounted at startup? Should it be by using the same solution provided by prayag_pjs (first reply)[URL]
I have 2 partitions on my computer:one is "64 GB ext4" (with Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit)and the other one is "Data 436 GB NTFS" (just for storing files)On startup the second partition is not mountedefore I click on "Locais" this is in Portuguese (the button between Applications and System on the top bar) > "Data".
I'm using LVM-based partitioning. I can not mount one partition. Here is some information I can provide.
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This incident happened after I try to encrypt this partition and then an error message appears. If not mistaken, it contains an error number (I forget) and a warning which reads that can not remove the LABEL on the devices.
i m mounting one ext4 partition onto some folder inside /home, have added things on fstab but now i dont want this thing to be listed on the desktop or on the places menu. i m using karmic.i have checked gconf-edit but
Yesterday, I upgraded to the 10.04 verion of xubuntu. Looks fine. However, I keep my data on an NTFS partition of my dual boot laptop, and am finding that I can't access it.
I have a symbolic link to that mounted partition, and when I click on it, I can see the first level of folders, but I can't execute them (even though they seem to be set to 777) and I can't open anything...
I set my fstab to auto mount one of my partitions in ~/Music.It works perfectly, but there is always the icon in the desktop pointing to my partition with the name "40 GB FileSystem". The idea behind mounting it automatically to ~./Music was for the partition to be transparent to me...Is there a way to remove that icon from the desktop and from the Places menu?
I have a really odd problem when I mount a partition with Nautilus is attributed to another user, I don't know why. I've tried by adding the following like in /etc/fstab /dev/sda2 /media/windoze ext3 user,noauto,rw 0 0 Then I can mount the partition but in this case it is attributed to the root and I don't have the permission to read it. I cannot understand why since I've given the 'user' option.
I am trying to copy my /home directory to a separate partition. I have seen a lot of info on this on the internet. Most of the information uses cpio to copy the files. The destination partition has been successfukky mounter.
What happens when you wipe a hard drive which has a partition that is mounted? I was using ubuntu 9.10 live CD but I had one partition on a hard drive mounted. Then, I started to wipe the entire hard drive with random characters using dd. Only later I realized that I hadn't unmounted that partition. what could have happened? Could the Live CD have been damaged?