live linux on ext3 partition
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 15, 2009
I would like to make a live Linux usb thumb drive that has 2 partitions. The first will be ext3 so that Win doesn't automount it and this would contain the live Linux distro. The second would be fat32. I've tried various distros and like xubuntu 9.10 since it doesn't come with a huge desktop like KDE (it comes with XFCE). Thing is that it wants a FAT partition.
Could I move all the xubuntu live usb files to an ext3 partition or is there another distro that installs on an ext3 usb partition?
What Is A Proper GPT Partition Layout?
- date: January 10, 2013
Over the past few days, I have been troubleshooting an issue with GRUB updates. After spending two days staying after work hours until midnight and then 9PM last night, I've come up with a workaround for my difficulties, described in the threads below.
Here are my other threads which were related to this issue, if anyone wants to see them:
The Original Problem
:~# grub-install --boot-directory=/boot /dev/sda/usr/sbin/grub-setup: warn: This GPT partition label has no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible!.
/usr/sbin/grub-setup: warn: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
/usr/sbin/grub-setup: error: will not proceed with blocklists.
(Anyone interested in a workaround, see my other two threads).
cant create raid base gpt partition with Gparted
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 15, 2012
I add 4 samsung 1 TB hard disk drive to one volume raid0 in "Intel Rapid Storage Technology"; then boot the system with Gparted live USB (gparted-live-0.11.0-7).
Gparted find the volume at /dev/mapper/isw_dbiefegjia_Volume0 and can create partitions with "msdos" disk label; but it is not possible to create partition under "gpt" disk label. The reported error from gparted is:
LXer: GParted 0.22.0 Brings Support for GPT Partition Names and Unpartitioned Disk Drives
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 24, 2015
Published at LXer:
The popular GParted application, an open-source disk utility used in numerous Linux kernel-based operating system for partitioning disk drives, as well as to resize and merge partitions on any disk drive, has reached version 0.22.0.
gptsync: GPT partition of type 'Unknown' found, will not touch this disk.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 21, 2009
This is a post for anybody who comes across this difficult problem, reported by gptsync , shipped with rEFIt in its partition editor. The error is:
GPT partition of type 'Unknown' found, will not touch this disk.
This is what I got when I resized my linux partition using parted, resulting in the GPT and MBR partitions going out of sync. Now this is something rEFIt's gptsync should be able to solve fairly easily, but if you have a so called 'BIOS Boot Partition', a small partition created by grub2 (as shipped with Karmic), then you're in quite some trouble. The partition tables won't sync and you'll find yourself unable to boot your linux system.
It took me numerous hours to fix this issue. And now that the necessary package has been fixed, the solution is fairly simple:
- Grab an Ubuntu live CD and boot
- Install gptsync_0.13-10 or higher from *Debian* packages (Ubuntu doesn't ship it, and the original rEFIt doesn't have the fix (yet?). Download from packages.debian.org a
How to fix error mount ntfs partition to Oracle Linux
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 26, 2013
I have problem need to help from everyone to resolve this issue:
I'm using Oracle Linux V5 (as CentOS 5). I plugged in a USB Hard Disk Device (2 TB) to Server and try to mount into it but not successful.
I'm using command:
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdv1 /media/Windows
Error:ntfs-3g-mount: mount failed: Device or resource busy
Note: I had complete to install ntfs-3g package
Please help me to resolve this problem.
Thanks a lot!
Waiting response from everyone...
How to fix grub after removing linux partition
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 19, 2004
Before you guys yell at me "why not linux?", let me explain my situation first:
I have two PC's and both are set to dual boot mandrake 10 official/win xp. I have decided to erase the mandrake partition on my AMD 3000+ machine so that I can install more PC games (say hi to half life 2!) to it. If I want to use Mandrake, I can always go back to the slower P4 1.6G.
My question is: how do I fix grub (better yet, erase it) after Mandrake is erased? I know there are several possible solutions:
1. boot with mandrake cd 1 and fix MBR;
2. boot with win xp cd and fix MBR;
3. boot with win98 floppy and fix MBR.
I dont know which one really works and since I have too much data on my hd to back up, I need a CORRECT answer, not an educated guess. Can somebody help me please?
Fix rEFit start menu showing 3 icons for linux and how to sync GPT/MBR?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 18, 2014
I installed Ubuntu along MacOS X on MacBook Air 5,1, see my thread. I have a problem with my startup menu in rEFIt and need help to fix it.
Three icons show up for linux at startup, and I get default icons, no tux icon. It seems that the problem has to do because the GPT and MBR are not synced. Thats what I get in the rEFIT tool menu:
I partitioned my hard disk in MacOSX but during installation I went to Gparted in Ubuntu and am wondering if thats the cause that rEFIT does not recognize linux in the GPT table?How can I fix this?
thanks for any help.
GUID Partition Table (GPT) drive imaging software for linux variants?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 10, 2013
Why is it difficult to find backup software that can image hard disks with GPT for linux variants ? I have a System 76 gazp8 with Intel 520 series 240G SSD (GUID Partition Table). Looking for backup software for one of the layers in my backup strategy, checked many references on this forum - but when looking into details i found they (i.e. Clonezilla) use fdisk and that is not going to work out if you want to image GPT disks.
Does anyone make software for linux that can image & restore a GPT hard disk correctly? I'm talking imaging here please (not cloning), all sectors on the disk, with compression, to an image file on a usb external hard drive dedicated for holding backup images. Imaging software would boot from CD/DVD to perform the image & restore operations. Thanks in advance, for allowing me to ask a question that gets asked million + one times.
can Knoppix fix the MBR for a Linux partition?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 5, 2006
Something went wrong when I was installing the master boot record (or bootloader, I forget what to call it) for Mandrake--I think I installed it in the wrong place--so the bootloader just fills the screen with randon numbers. I reinstalled everything all over, thinking a new MBR would be written, but it didn't help. If I run my Knoppix disc, can I write a new MBR for the Mandrake partition from Knoppix?
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