fdisk command-line utility that provides disk partitioning

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How to convert an extended partition to a type of Linux raid autodetect? (trying to setup raid-1)

I am using this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-set-up-software-raid1-on-a-running-system-incl-grub2-configuration-debian-squeeze Unfortunately the above tutorial is outdated for Ubuntu ...
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cannot format a fat filesystem, getting error “Both FATs appear to be corrupt. Giving up.”

I am trying format an FAT (or FAT32) file system on my ubuntu system, but I am not able to format the device, each time I am getting the error Both FATs appear to be corrupt. Giving up. I have tried ...
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Add two new HDD in Raid 1

I just made a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 on a new SSD (/dev/sda). Now I would like to add two 1TB drives (/dev/sdb /dev/sdc) in RAID 1 but I'm pretty clueless on how to do it. This is what I came ...
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My WD 1TB external HDD is not mounting

I am getting this error when I click on devices list: DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already pending and when I remove the device, it says: Error mounting: ...
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Can't format MicroSD card (partition table messed up)

I was using my 32gb microSD in my LG optimus Net, and my battery died, and after charging, my phone got stuck in a boot loop. so I removed the SD card, and restored to factory defaults, I inserted my ...
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I recreated my root partition using fdisk (resized it), but now the filesystem is corrupt

I was under the impression that i could resize my root partition, recreate it using fdisk but only larger. And then reboot, and do an online filesystem resize with resize2fs. however, that doesn´t ...
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Having issues using fdisk and GParted with Lexar 64GB USB, but reading and writing is fine

I have recently bought a new 64GB Lexar USB with the long model name of LJDV10-64G-000-106, and I am having issues partitioning it. I am able to mount, read and write to the USB without any issues but ...
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Why “fdisk -l” does not give any output in terminal?

When I do fdisk -l in terminal there is no output? What can be the probable reason? How to fix it?
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swapon --all --verbose : 'read swap header failed: Invalid argument'

Recently ran through EnableHibernateWithEncryptedSwap and ran the following command: swapon --all --verbose and received: 'read swap header failed: Invalid argument' How do I fix this? Here's some ...
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After making partition, I couldn't see device (/dev/sda3)

I made a partiion sda3 using fdisk, but after that, I don't see /dev/sda3. If I fdisk -l, I see this. test@jylenovo:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Resize a 2TB partition on a 3TB disk created with fdisk

I recently added a new 3TB hard drive to a headless media server (HP proliant microserver) running Ubuntu server 12.04. I followed this tutorial, which uses fdisk to create a single partition of the ...
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FDISK Logical Partition

I have tried to create a logical partition via Fdisk for a flash drive. The problem is that I choose the option -n to create a partition, of course , and fdisk gives me only two options "extended and ...
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Questions on Loop Devices and Mounting a Disk Image

The commands are from here: Mount disk (device) image About the first command' I need to "Calculate the offset from the start of the image to the partition start", but don't know what the numbers ...
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Merge partitions (that aren't next to each other)?

All, So I've already read through quite a few threads, but didn't quite find an identical situation. I have 4 partitions, and I want two. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS. I have gParted installed (KDE ...
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mkfs.vfat: unable to open /dev/sdg1: Device or resource busy

I am using a script from http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/demo/beagleboard/ that uses mkfs.vfat and mkfs.e2fs to create 2 partitions on a sd card but I get mkfs.vfat 3.0.12 (29 Oct 2011) ...
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Raid Shows Up as Multiple Drives - Can't Mount

I have a single hard drive that the OS is installed on and I have Sil raid card installed with two matching 500GB hdds set up in Raid 0 and formatted- they're completely empty. For whatever reason ...
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How to install gpt fdisk 8.4 in Kubuntu 12.04

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 (64bit). The Ubuntu repos contain gpt fdisk 8.1 which is not the latest. The latest version is 8.4 and it contains some bug fixes I want to have. I downloaded the latest deb ...
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Missing space in Win95 fat32 partition

I'm trying to set up an 8GB USB drive a persistent live boot. The tutorial I am using told me to use fdisk and create two partitions. The first partition is supposed to be just large enough to hold ...
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How to resize / enlarge / grow a non-LVM ext4 partition

I have already searched the forums, but couldnt find a good suitable answer: I have an Ubuntu Server 10.04 as KVM Host and a guest system, that also runs 10.04. The host system uses LVM and there are ...
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Text User Interface for fdisk?

Is there a TUI for fdisk ? Where can I get it from and how can I use it? I would like one which is in the ubuntu repos
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how to completely reformat a usb using fdisk?

I have a usb drive which I would like to put a linux distribution on but it already has some files on it on /dev/sdc1. Using fdisk, I deleted the first partition and wrote the changes. When I ...
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LVM tries to de-activate in use volume at shutdown and partition alignment concerns

Is it okay to have root file system on a lvm2 logical volume? Because, I always get the following error on every time I reboot or shutdown the machine. Can't deactivate volume group "vgSystem" with 1 ...
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MP3 Player: “This does not look like a partition table”

First of all, I'm not sure if this belongs on AskUbuntu. I'm sorry if it doesn't. When I ran sudo fdisk -l I get some messages that worry me. This is the output: > robin@robin-Latitude-D620:~$ ...
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Instructions to mount an internal hard drive?

How do you mount an internal hard drive? I have a 500GB internal hard drive that has both linux and windows 7. Upon booting up I decide which one to use. My windows 7 OS has a user, which requires ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu read my disk partition? [closed]

The answers to similar questions have not been useful to me. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Wubi on Window 7. My HD has two main partitions: C and D. Ubuntu is installed in C, where all my media ...
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How much space do I need to create a backup with fsdisk

I get this error when mounting a drive [ 4337.380506] EXT4-fs (sda): bad geometry: block count 156282966 exceeds size of device (156282701 blocks) So if I try to fix it with sfdisk do I need space ...