What is /dev/sda4 at the end of my drive?

Todd Chester 666 Reputation points
2022-11-05T06:57:16.483+00:00

Hi All,

Windows 11 Pro 22H2

What is /dev/sda4 at the end of my drive?

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  1. Marten Theunissen 246 Reputation points
    2022-11-05T07:15:49.933+00:00
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  2. Todd Chester 666 Reputation points
    2022-11-05T07:04:30.69+00:00

    It look like it is a "Windows recovery environment". Exactly what is a "Windows recovery environment"?

    (This is Fedora Linux)

    sfdisk /dev/sda -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 60 GiB, 64424509440 bytes, 125829120 sectors
    Disk model: QEMU HARDDISK
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disklabel type: gpt
    Disk identifier: AA20003C-A3D4-40FD-AE52-C7BE154FCBBE

    Device Start End Sectors Size Type
    /dev/sda1 2048 206847 204800 100M EFI System
    /dev/sda2 206848 239615 32768 16M Microsoft reserved
    /dev/sda3 239616 124530687 124291072 59.3G Microsoft basic data
    /dev/sda4 124530688 125822975 1292288 631M Windows recovery environment

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  3. Marten Theunissen 246 Reputation points
    2022-11-05T07:09:15.487+00:00

    Good day @Todd Chester ,

    Trust you are well, this would seem to be your recovery drive. Please have a look at the below link for further information. Please mark as answered if satisfied.

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/635487/is-it-safe-to-remove-diag-flagged-partitions

    Regards
    M


  4. Todd Chester 666 Reputation points
    2022-11-05T08:40:43.097+00:00

    Theunissen-2934 · 1 hour ago

    Hi,

    Also have a look at https://www.fonedog.com/data-recovery/windows-10-recovery-partition.html

    Regards
    M

    Was the answer I was looking for. Since it was a comment, I can not accept it as the answer, even though it was,.


  5. Marten Theunissen 246 Reputation points
    2022-11-05T08:47:39.95+00:00
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