The GUID Partition Table (GPT) is a method of partitioning disks. It features up to 128 partitions by default and it uses 64-bit pointers, which means it fully supports disks of up to 8ZiB, as opposed to the 2TiB limit of the older Master Boot Record (MBR) partitioning scheme. GPT is most often used ...

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Previously working external hard drive suddenly not detected - Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 and have been using the default Backup application with an external SATAIII hard drive. However, when I connected it via USB today, it didn't show up ...
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Can't boot into Windows 7 EFI GPT after recovery operation

My question, or rather issue, is in the extent of this previous case in which I wanted to grow my Linux (ext4) partition. The partition /dev/sda6 was in the way of doing this and since it contained ...
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How do I check if a GPT or MBR partition table is being used? [duplicate]

I understand that GPT (GUID Partition Table) is the newer partition table format, and that it supports having many primary partitions. How can I check if a GPT or MBR partition table is being used?
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GParted and Ubuntu installer does not recognize Windows partition, but Ubuntu does

So, I'm trying to set up a dual-boot of Windows 7 Ult 64-bit with Ubuntu on my computer. The computer has UEFI firmware and originally came with Win 8. It has a 16GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I intend for ...
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Can't boot gpt + raid + lvm disk

I bought a pair of 3Tb disks to replace some existing 2Tb disks in my Kubuntu system. I partitioned them both using GPT, making a small "bios_grub" partition on both: root@allhats2:~# parted /dev/sda ...
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UEFI Dual-Boot - Ubuntu 12.04.3 + Windows 8.1 (One GPT HDD)

UEFI Dual-Boot - Ubuntu 12.04.3 + Windows 8.1 (One GPT HDD) Hello, I'm having trouble setting up a dual-boot (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 8.1) in my ASUS K55VM laptop's hard drive disk (500 GB). I ...
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Trying to remove leftover GPT Data using Fixparts

So i have a laptop that come with windows 8, like others i dislike it with passion, installed windows 7 over the top (i assumed it would atleast wipe the MBR properly but i dont think so anymore. ...
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How can I install Windows 7(64) after having already installed Ubuntu(64) ? The Windows install manager says it can't install on a GPT drive

I installed Ubuntu(64) on a partition of my 1TB drive. I left 200gb formatted on NTFS to install Windows 7(64) later and 600gb of free space. When I get to the part of selecting the partition to ...
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Partition for dual boot UEFI for Windows and Ubuntu

What should be the scheme partition table for two OS. Windows 8 and Ubuntu in UEFI mode. When i installed Windows 8 i have three partition: 1 - MSR 2 - Recovery 3 - EFI boot I need to create that ...
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Can I restore GPT info from MBR ?

I had a problem where my ubuntu installer would not recognize my windows partition, so i looked it up, and someone suggested 'zapping' GPT from my hdd with sudo gdisc /dev/sdb followed by x, z, y, n. ...
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rollback GPT after failed 13.10 installation

Upon trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 x64 in EFI mode on /dev/sda8 over an earlier (also failed) 13.04 64bit partition, I selected the partitioning option: "Replace existing Ubuntu 13.04 installation" ...
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3TB HDD and legacy BIOS

I have new 3TB HDD and motherboard with legacy BIOS. To take advantage of full HDD capacity I have to use GPT partition table. I want to dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 (64-bit) from this HDD. ...
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Can't format or delete partitions in pendirve cause of gpt table error

This is what I got while trying to format a partition in my pendirve: Error deleting partition /dev/sdb1: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sdb" "rm 1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: Warning: ...
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Problem during Install

I currently have Windows 7 installed on my Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 laptop. I'm facing this issue while trying to install Ubuntu: I click on Yes, I click No... and nothing happens. Any ideas?
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XFS File System Fails - Can't read Superblock

After this (Iomega Home Media disk corruption - data recovery help asked) problem solved... i have a new one.. I'm trying to understand why my Iomega Home Media Stopped working, and need for that to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer (alongside windows 8) and gpt partition

I found several answers regarding that issue but I'd still like to get some confirmation on how to behave in this situation. I bought a quite recent laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 on a 128Gb ...
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Ubuntu USB won't boot - “Missing Operating system”

I have an ASUS G75VW with UFEI. Since I bought it, it has been a pain in the ass to get Ubuntu working beside Windows. I finally made it but this week I decided it was time for a new install and after ...
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Dual boot windows 8 (UEFI / GPT) with Ubuntu and boot-repair

I'm asking this question because it seems like every single answer is install Ubuntu breaking windows 8 -> boot from live cd -> run boot-repair -> done. What happens when boot repair won't work? I ...
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Dual boot on seperate hard drives - Windows 7 MBR and Ubuntu GPT

My question is simple. I currently have Windows 7 (64-bit) installed on a SSD MBR partition. I also have a 3TB HDD that I am splitting between extra Win-7 storage and what will hopefully be an Ubuntu ...
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How to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu with a GPT Harddrive

I would like to know how to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu using bcdedit. I have UEFI with secure boot enabled and both OS's can be booted from the UEFI boot menu by pressing F9. I also have ...
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fix the partition indexes OR fix ubuntu EFI

I have a GPT partition table. when i tried to repair the disk on my mac os x 10.9 it deleted the efi partition. I already created it manually but i have a problem: 1- the efi partition instead of ...
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Is it safe to format msftres, msftdata and hidden partitions?

I have an acer V7 which came with a 1TB HDD, 24GB SSD and Windows 8 installed. I have installed Ubuntu onto the SSD and formatted the main partitions of the HDD. However, I also notice 3 other ...
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Grub2 cannot detect Windows 8 [duplicate]

At installation it did not detect Windows. I mounted the Windows partition and have run os-prober with no results returning. I am able to boot Windows or Ubuntu by specifying the partition in UEFI ...
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Install grub2 on UEFI GPT,create /boot partition and transfer clonezilla image

I would like to do the following: Given: A Windows system on GPT and UEFI with unallocated space on which one wishes to deploy Ubuntu An ubuntu partition, and seperate partitions for /boot and swap ...
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How to create GPT partitioned bootable USB for uefi? I am on ubuntu and am trying to get back to windows

Basically I am trying to get back to windows so I can play league of legends on this pc. Any and all help is appreciated. I am not enjoying playing on ubuntu with playonlinux.
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Can't remove GPT data from MBR

I am having difficulty getting the Ubuntu installer (and gparted) to recognize the partitions on my MBR type disk. Other operating systems and disk tools read the disk structure and the files on it ...
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Boot existing ubuntu installation on uefi, GPT BTRFS

I have looked through many of the questions, and haven't found anything that quite satisfies this problem. I have an ssd hard drive that is bootable from my old computer. It is a standard BIOS, ...
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Convert from EFI to BIOS boot

I have a Samsung Notebook NP900X4C with an LUKS encrypted installation of Linux Mint 15 on it. The system is booting in UEFI mode. The problem is that the samsung-notebook kernel module is disabled ...
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What went wrong with this partition mount?

Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /run/media/Juno/Two: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" "/run/media/aunshi/Two"' exited ...
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Warning: The Partition is misaligned by XXX - Revisiting this question

I know this has been addressed, but I still have a question: I recently bought a WD 4TB Green hard drive to use as one of my data backups. I made a single partition using GUID instead of MBR. My GUI ...
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How to remove the limit of a maximum of 16 partions at installation of 12.04 on GPT layout HDD

When I partition the HDD with Gparted (from 12.04 installation media), it encounters an error when trying to format partition named sda16. The error message reads: mkdosfs: Device partition expected, ...
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partitions aren't shown during installation of ubuntu 13.04

I've bought a new laptop (dell inspiron 15 3521) with windows 8. Since I mainly use linux I removed the 7 partitions windows 8 apparently needed and made 4 partitions using a pmagic live usb (windows ...
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Manual Cloning of a mutli partition gpt disk to smaller target

Ok so I have a Asus Laptop that came with 2x 128 GB ssd and its setup as a raid 0 totaling 256 GB. The first 4 partitions are the important ones. I assembled the raid with mdadm and cloned the entire ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 onto a computer that already has Windows 7 Pro installed

System: ASUS P8H67-M Pro motherboard with latest BIOS update (AMI 3904, 4/27/2013); Intel Core i7-3770 CPU; Western Digital WD1001FALS-40U9B0 1 TB SATA fixed disk, where all Windows 7 related ...
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Ubuntu preseed partman gets partition type and size wrong

I want to write a partman recipe in my Ubuntu 12.04 server installer preseed file to partiton my disk. I want it to make the following partitions: BIOS boot area for supporting GPT type partition ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on UEFI system with Windows Boot Manager as the main loader

On my old laptop (legacy BIOS, MBR disk), this was perfectly possible to get working: I turn on the computer and see the Windows Boot Manager I use EasyBCD (or BootPart, or something else) to add an ...
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Ubuntu + Windows 8 -> Dell 14z 5423 AHCI / ISRT

I just bought a Dell 14z 5423, which uses UEFI/GPT and Intel Smart Response on the Windows 8. I have been researching and studying how to use it as Dual boot. Thanks to this forum I was able to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't see my 2TB hard drive

I have a small problem. I switched today from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 13.04 on my home PC. I have installed 3 hard drives - 250GB, 500GB and a 2TB. On the 250GB I have installed the system - clean ...
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Can't remove GPT table from hard drive

I have tried everything, but nothing works... Background: Started out with Windows 7, formated and installed Ubuntu and later installed Arch linux with a GPT partition table. Running following ...
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ZFS on >2TB disk in Ubuntu 12.04?

I just got a 4TB disk and I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2012/08/2tb-gtp-parted/ says you need to partition your disk with GPT if you want to use >2TB (and that you can do this ...
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Ubuntu is installed in UEFI mode even after selecting Legacy mode in BIOS

I installed ubuntu on my dell inspiron 14z, currently only in my HDD. Before installing that, I switched to AHCI, turned off Intel rapid storage technology, turned off secure boot. Then while making ...
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Errors with GPT and installing Ubuntu alongside Windows7

I have a brand new Dell laptop with a 512e hard drive using GPT. Ubuntu 12.04 in Live CD mode does not recognize the presence of Windows 7 or any partition for that matter: it shows a completely blank ...
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How to do a clean install of ubuntu on a GPT disk while keeping the partition table?

Is there anyway to do it? I tried first using gdisk on my old partition table (mbr) then using liveCD to do a clean (and encrypted) installation. After that I ended up with a MBR again. I don't mind ...
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EFI Partition vs /boot in UEFI System

I have a HDD Momentus Thin (500GB) + mSATA Samsung (32GB) and I intend to install Ubuntu 13.04 in a UEFI - GPT - Secure Boot - Linux only System. I'll set the "/" (root partition) to use the whole ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 13 alongside Windows8 - cannot see partition system

I got quite a problem for some time that prevents me from installing Ubuntu (finally). I got an ASUS laptop bought in late 2012, that came with Windows 7 pre-installed. I upgraded it to Windows 8 (due ...
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Ubuntu will not boot

I had Ubuntu running on an acer easyStore box. When the power supply got too loud, I decided to move the harddrive to a desktop box. However, when I tried to boot up, the screen tells me to pick a cd ...
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Copy a “bad” GPT partition table to another drive

I'm trying to copy a GPT partition table. To make a long story short, I had a RAID5 on 4 drives (Intel Matrix Storage Manager, not Linux software RAID). What I have now is: 1 empty drive 2 drives ...
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grub error: out of disk when booting 12.04 server with hardware RAID5 and gpt

I'm trying to do a new install of 12.04 server on one node of a Dell PowerEdge C6145 with the following spec: 48 cores 512GB RAM LSI MegaRAID 9265 controller 4x2TB disks, configured with RAID5 giving ...
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Problems with partitioning on GUID Partition Table

I installed Xubuntu on my new Lenovo G580 notebook. When I tried to partition the HDD and it kept making extra 1 MB partitions at the beginning and the end and they looked like unformatted free space. ...
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Installing ubuntu on uefi enabled PC

Wait. this is not just another question on running ubuntu alongside windows 8! I have asus n56VJ notebook that comes preinstalled with windows 8. My final aim is to have ubuntu with windows 8,which ...