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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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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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 on windows 8 machine/ error no5

Installing crashes halfway through "Copying Files," showing an I/O device error error number 5. There was problem in beginning of installation too--Ubuntu was not detecting the installed Windows 8 ...
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Wrong partition sizes (I think?)

I know just enough about Linux to mess things up, so apologies in advance. I have tried looking at some of the other threads here similar to this, but none of the answers seem to help. I have a 4TB ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 - Ubuntu 14.04 with msdos partition table

I have a self-installed Windows 8 on a disk with a msdos partition table. I boot in UEFI, and I have a 350m partition with EFI file of Microsoft. 1. Is it really possible to boot in UEFI with a ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (Legacy BIOS)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 / 14.04 (x86 & x64) alongside Windows 7. I have a bootable USB stick and when I try to install Ubuntu there is no alongside Window` option neither the Windows ...
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Problem Partitions Dual Boot

I was trying to install a dual boot in my PC (I have Windows 7 Installed Already), it does not recognize my partitions, I even left non allocated space and nothing, it saw it as a free disk. Then i ...
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Partitions Grub UEFI GPT MBR

I'm having a problem with the partitions in my system. Yesterday, I wanted to try Arch Linux, so I installed it in a new partition and in the process I was told, since my system is UEFI, I had to ...
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3TB partition disappeared by Windows 7

I am wondering if anyone can help me with a problem... I have a dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 system. I bought a new 3TB HDD as I needed more storage space (the HDD is not used to boot the system). ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 Ubuntu EFI GPT: rEFInd won't start automatically

My machine is an HP DM1-4341sa netbook which came with Windows 8. I've since wiped the disk, changed the disk type to GPT and clean installed Windows 8.1 from ISO, leaving space at the end of the ...
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Installing 13.10 alongside preinstalled Windows 8

I followed this guide to a T: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html However, when I get to step 6, I just see my /dev/sda and it says it's completely ...
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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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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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Libparted complaining about GPT signatures on disk

This warning comes up while using the Ubuntu studio "Live" from an USB stick, in a PC where the program is installed but the GRUB doesn't work. What does this mean and how can I fix this issue?
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Change mbr partation to gpt

I already have install ubuntu and now i want to insatll windows 8.1 over it. But while doing this this shows the problem that you should have gpt partaion. So i have to make this parataion from ubuntu ...
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What exactly is written to disk with an LVM basic install on 1T drive?

I need to reverse an LVM install to an Intel MAC 1T disk, if possible. Even if it's not possible, I still want to know what exactly is written to the disk after pvcreate, vgcreate and lvcreate are ...
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GPT accidentaly overwrote by MBR in non-native USB SATA dock

Sorry if I miss some solution, but I can't find issue like my one, especially looking into gpart status in answers. What I have got: Seagate 4000GB 3,5" drive ST4000DM000 Probably shipped as ...
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Recover GPT partitions or partition table

I was partitioning a GPT hard disk using Gparted. I have deleted the Windows recovery partition successfully and merged that unallocated space to another unallocated space which was previously ...
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problem deleting MBR data and GPT data

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8 for the first time so I know nothing about Ubuntu and I deleted what so-called MBR or GPT data or both using Ubuntu live by typing (sudo gdisk ...
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Location of grub on gpt partition

As far as i undersood the grub program is located fully in the efi partition if i have gpt partition scheme instead just as a link like it was in the older mbr. So now if i remove linux partition will ...
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EFI/GPT system partion with bootable RAID 1 system installation

I've used the ubuntu server installation image to install onto a RAID 1, which is two disks mirrored for redundancy. My configuration is as follows: /dev/sda - 500GB /dev/sda1 - 1GB, EFI system ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 installer does not recognise partitions on hard disk with GPT

For a friend I'm repairing a computer so I have a brand new hard drive lying around. I've found documentation that Linux is capable of booting from a hard drive even if the computer is not UEFI ...
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The CRC for the main partition and back up partition table are invalid

I've been having problems with my HDD since I tried dual booting ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8.1. When I was installing from the ubuntu installer I was receiving "input/output error during write on ...
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Cannot mount GPT Windows partition

I had a Windows 7 machine with 167GB. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it, so I shrank the partition into 111GB and 56GB. Afterwards I installed Ubuntu 14.10 32-bit in the newly created 56GB partition. ...
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GPT partitioning on a bios/non-efi motherboard with a SSD

I have a 2 year old Intel DH67CL1 BIOS motherboard(non-efi). I am reading about GPT partitioning and wonder whether it is useful in my case. I have still reservations whether to use GPT and what ...
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Would Ubuntu 13.10 work on unallocated space with Windows 8.1?

I've not been able to find this answer anywhere else. Are you able to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 on unallocated space? I did this with Windows 7, but I had to cover all of those ...
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USB Drive - Space missing after failed attempt to make it bootable

I was trying to make my USB drive bootable to install Arch (I used dd to write Arch ISO to the USB Drive) but the process was stopped half-way. The drive stopped responding so I tried sudo dd ...
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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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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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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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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 restore a LUKS partition?

My /home partition disappeared on my main HDD. I changed SATA slots, then I got strange "no lvm available" errors during boot when usually the password would be entered (I do not have any lvm setup at ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 & Ubuntu 14.04 MBR & GPT Partition Table problems

I have a Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot system. I am a novice at Ubuntu but managed to get the dual boot up and running reliably. I am now trying to add a 3TB HD and partition it for use by ...
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JMicron JM20339 USB SATA Controller Problem

I Have 3bon-s35s SATA to USB converter(or controller). It use JMicron JM20339 chipset. Windows 7 can recognize WD 4TB HDD, but Ubuntu dosen't. dmesg shows below [ 2.990457] scsi 6:0:0:0: ...
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Windows 8.1 Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 - dmraid and fixpart

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 4.14 on dual boot with Windows 8.1, but when beginning the LiveUSB the Ubuntum, the partitions created by Windows 8.1 are not recognized, reports that all is HD as ...
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How to re-create the partition table?

I accidentally dd the first 512 bytes using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 and the partition table is now gone. Is there ANY way to re-create the partition table(/dev/sdb). My hard ...
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Problem with the installation on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I had a computer running Windows7 and wanted to change to Ubuntu. So I installed the 14.04 LTS version and all seemed to have gone cool. (I'd like to make clear that I want just Ubuntu in the ...
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inconsistency in showing disk label

I've got my new laptop (thinkpad 440p) with windows 7.1 pre-installed and wanted to have single-boot ubuntu 14.04 on it. I wanted to change the disk partition table to "msdos" (legacy), so I change ...
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working 14.04 ubuntu to error: no such device: grub rescue>

I'm a father and I was trying to get one more entry on gnucash after my youngest woke up. I had gnucash, keypass, chrome and LibreOffice calc up when my son found the power button.... Nooooooo! :D ...
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Disk partition type changed to GPT after crash, need to recover

I need some help recovering a lost partition on my fileserver. I run a virtualized Ubuntu 14.4 (under Vsphere 6) with a lot of disks (7 assigned to the server). Last week, my power supply crashed. ...
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stop TD checking for HFS partition

what does this stupid prompt mean question does not meet quality standards? I am really confused. Trying again. i ran testdisk and because it is a 3tb disk I choose GPT partition. Im thinking i ...
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how to repair grub2 on a gpt partition

I've broken grub (don't know how, maybe resizing the main partition) and tried to fix it through grub-install, currently though booting gives me an init error and drops me in a basic shell. I've run ...
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recover from 'sgdisk --zap /dev/sda' (destroy GPT structures but leave MBR intact)

I just wanted to converted an old computer to an image using Clonezilla disk-to-image, but it failed because of something about GPT and MBR partition tables. But the disk contained only an install of ...
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Can I have a GPT partitioned SSD and an MBR partitioned HDD on the same device?

The title pretty sums it up though I am not sure if it is a valid question. And if not, can the HDD be GPT partitioned with already existing encrypted partitions?
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows 7, 2 seperate disks, searched a lot but problem unsolved

My Thinkpad has two disks, 1 gpt ssd + 1 mbr hdd. My main OS is Windows 7, which is installed in the ssd (120GB, nearly full). Now I want to install Ubuntu 14 to the hdd, I searched a lot, I tried ...
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Trouble when trying to install Ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8.1

I used to work in a dual boot system (w10 & Ubuntu). I was just trying Ubuntu back then, but I liked it so much that I wanted more space in the hard drive for it so I installed w8.1 in a 500Gb ...
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copy partition table on raid1 restore to the wrong disk

My computer had a broken disk (SMART warnings). Before I had no raid1. I created one following this tutorial: ...
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Suspected broken partition table

My machine is running Ubuntu 15.04 (amd64). I have two SSDs for the OS in hardware RAID1, and two 3TB rotary drives in fake RAID1 which hosts my encrypted home directory. This evening I was ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 died when win 10 installed new boot sector

I have a gpt format disk uefi bios. I had ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 dual booting fine. Windows 8.1 would not install security updates unlessI also installed Wondows 10. Linux vanished and cannot ...