When you create two or more logical volumes (drives) from one physical hard disk (or other storage device), you're cooking with partitions.

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grub2-install: “this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition”

There seems to be quite a bit of discussion about this but I can't find a simple answer. When I try to install grub2 I get this error: # grub2-install /dev/sda Installing for i386-pc platform. ...
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SD card partition table and allocted sectors very broken

I'm very nearly at my wits end here, fdisk gives my this. Regardless of what i do, everything ive tried it comes back like this. The card even has some music on it and I can still play it. All i want ...
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How can I shrink the disk INSIDE VirtualBox?

I created a virtual disk using WindowsXP inside VirtualBox, the host is OSX. Initially I created the disk 20Gb, in 2 partitions, each of 10Gb. Because I did not need it, I dropped the 2nd partition, ...
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Installing Debian on my macbook air

I want to install Debian on my macbook air 13" from 2011. I'm following this tutorial: https://wiki.debian.org/MacBookAir4%2C2Testimonial It starts by telling me to use bootcamp on OS X. I don't have ...
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Swap Windows and Linux hard drives

Following situation: I have a laptop with a SSD and a HDD in it. Windows 8.1 is installed on the SSD The HDD holds a data partition Some weeks ago is tried to work with Linux an installed it at ...
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Will device-based “wear leveling” equalize access across both SSD partitions?

I can’t see that my specific point is covered by the “Wear Levelling” section in the answer to the earlier question Disadvantages of partitioning an SSD? I’ve been booting Windows 7 from a 32GB SSD ...
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HDD space partitioned into multiple drives [on hold]

I'm using an HP-G72-B60US Notebook running Windows 7 and I'm weirded out by the above. The F Drive has over 200GB. At first I thought it was some bug but then I checked out my notebook's specs ...
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How do I change my boot + system partitions?

I initially had an XP system several years ago. I installed Win7 on a different hard drive and I currently dual boot (though I have not used the XP partition in a very long time). Looking at my ...
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Mounts only 700 MB of 536 GB partition?

cfdisk reports two partitions of 536 GB and 858 GB. I mount both with: mount /dev/... /path The second mounts correctly. According to df -h, the first partition contains only 850 MB. How can I ...
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Intel RAID not detected after rebuilding PC - recovery options?

I'm running a RAID0 array on a Windows 7 PC with an Intel ICH10R SATA chipset, consisting of 4 x 4TB drives (plus a separate drive for the OS). I re-built my PC after getting a new case, and cleared ...
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Full Disk Encryption in existing Linux system without erasing any content from the drives

I am trying to achieve "Full Disk Encryption" in a already installed Linux system. I have come across with LUKS with dm-crypt, it can encrypt a drive/entire disk, but before encrypting it is ...
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Can I delete EFI partition? [closed]

I have an OEM laptop, a Gateway ne52214u. Well I tried deleting temp files using Find Junk Files (has been recommended on Bleeping Computer so I trust it.) Normally this program works for me. But ...
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How to maximize space on recycled external HDD?

My husband gave me his 4 year old external hard drive, a WD My Passport 0750, 1 TB, to use with my Windows 8 laptop. There is only 29.8 GB worth of free space and it has too many partitions. How do I ...
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Windows 8.1 fails to boot after Linux Mint 17.1 install

My brother wants to move to Linux, so he installed it on his second HDD. The second HDD was the boot sector drive, but Windows and all the data was on the first HDD. After installing, Linux would ...
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How to restore partitions and data after diskpart “clean” command?

I was on my way installing windows 7 alongside linux installation that was scattered over 3 partitions, namely: root, home and additional big partition for data files. I was trying to install windows ...
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Install windows on unallocated space (without formatting rest of partitions)

Situation: I had 2hdd, one was used for OS, the other was just storage divided in several partition. OS hdd was removed, so now I have pc without OS and data that I do not want to loose. ...
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Windows 7 bitlocker no TPM - don't want USB - are multiple partitions with unencrypted system partition an option?

I have a Windows 7 laptop without TPM chip --- have checked BIOS and machine spec - definitely no TPM chip :-( I need to run bitlocker. I understand that without TPM chip I can use a USB key at boot ...
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Fedora 21 reports root file system as 100% full, cannot use yum

When I try to use a yum command like yum update the terminal yields this: Error: Insufficient space in download directory /var/cache/yum/fedora * free 0 * needed 100 k When I ...
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rEFInd mountvol incorrect parameter

I had Ubuntu 14.04 on a single drive. Then, I felt like installing Windows 10 along side with Ubuntu. I resized the main Ubuntu partition and unallocated half of the safe. Then, I installed Windows 10 ...
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LVM: “Volume group is not consistent” and “Incorrect metadata area header” but volume still mountable

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 with a volume group that has 4 disks in it: Incorrect metadata area header checksum on /dev/sde1 at offset 4096 Incorrect metadata area header checksum on /dev/sde1 at offset ...
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Accumulate all bad blocks and install OS in clean partition [duplicate]

My WINDOWS7 been crashing a lot, with other problems like: Running system hangs Drives (partitions) disappear and come back on restart System restarts without showing any error Going through ...
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Windows 8 partition safe to delete

I'm fairly new to Windows since XP. After Windows XP, I happily moved to Linux. Now, I'm back and am looking to dual boot a new Windows 8 machine and am a little disoriented on the new partition ...
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After cloning a Windows 8.1 drive to SSD, it failed to boot using a Latitude E5500 laptop [closed]

This is more of a status report more than a question because I fixed the problem using the answer to a relevant question on this website on https://superuser.com/a/513746/436197. After cloning the ...
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HD Partitioning after a corrupted GPT table

My HD had 3 partitions, one of 20 GB for the OS, the second with 100 GB and the remaining space was used by the third. The thing is, the tables have been corrupted and now I can't access any of those ...
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Shrinking/Extending partitions in Windows 8.1

I have a 4TB HDD and it was partitioned like Partition 1 Unallocated 503GB Unallocated 4GB Partition 2 and I decided to extend second partition with these unallocated ones, BUT, such a problem ...
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Not able to create more than 7 partitions on the am335x(beaglebone black) based custom board

I am trying to partition eMMC of BBB(am335x) based custom board, I am using sfdisk to do that. I am using following command to do that, #Partition emmc sfdisk -D -H 255 -S 63 -C 467 /dev/mmcblk0 -uM ...
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is it possible to maintain redundant partitions for a machine in cloud? [on hold]

we have a situation where we want to keep redundant copies of harddisks for a machine in cloud. One partition is instance store and other partition is EBS. Any changes done in one of partitions is ...
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Are TrueCrypt non-boot partitions distinguishable from VeraCrypt or DiskCryptor volumes? [closed]

From attacker's perspective, assuming null knowledge about encryption software use, will he be able to tell which one of three mentioned software has encrypted the partition? We know that normally a ...
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How to clone the complete HDD except of one big Partition to a smaller hdd? [duplicate]

I have to replace a 250GB HDD with a 128GB HDD. There is a boot-loader partition witch loads several OS on other partitions. There is also a 140GB partition with important but not needed data on it. ...
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How to diagnose missing disk space?

I had a program installed: "Digital Lifeboat", which was a distributed backup service. The company closed up last year so I uninstalled the application. After uninstall, it left behind some folders ...
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Which partition contains my C drive? [closed]

I'm trying to install Windows 8 on my laptop (currently running Windows 7). I am presented with a dialog where two drives are shown, along with their sizes. I don't know which of the partitions ...
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Resize encrypted lvm volume and reallocate the space to windows partition

Here's a diagram of my solid state drive's partition setup. sda sda1 - boot (ext4) sda2 - LUKS Encrypted Partition LVM Volume Group Swap Logical Volume (ext4) Root Logical Volume (ext4) Home ...
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Move Windows 8.1 to SSD drive and use both disks

I recently bought an SSD and now my laptop has HDD and SSD (using caddy). I used partition wizard to clone drive C:\ to SSD and also clone preserved partition. Now when i reboot, old windows loads ...
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Is there a way to retrieve data from a hard drive that was initialised but where no simple volume was created?

I switched enclosures for my 3.5 inch external hard drive; the drive is a Western Digital. There after the disk showed up in Disk Management but first needed initializing. I used the GPT initializing ...
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windows 7 creating extended logical partition in disk manager causes computer not to boot (black screen)

I searched around and could not find a post or solution for the same situation I am having, so I am going to describe what happened/happens below: I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed on my Medion ...
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The place to store user data in Linux

Where to store the user data, such as documents, photos, music, videos, ebooks etc. in Linux? The main idea is to be able to reinstall & reformat the system drives in Linux without the fear of ...
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When connecting an HDD to a different computer, are non-system partitions accessible?

My hard drive consists of two partitions: C:, the system partition containing Windows 8.1 and my programs, D:, a regular partition where I put all my documents and files. I plan to buy an ...
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How to make my restore partition usable again?

I have an old Samsung X420 in which I had installed Linux years ago, alongside Windows 7. I gave it to my girlfriend to use and since she didn't deal well with Linux and GRUB, I wiped and recreated ...
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3TB disk shows multiple partitions on Disks but one on Gparted (as formatted) and will not mount

A WD 3TB disk was plugged on an ESATA dock and formatted to 3TB with a single NTFS partition. It was used only to store data on a Linux MInt 12 system and could be accessed until I mounted Mint 17.1 ...
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create double partition on cd/dvd [duplicate]

Is there any tool that can create a double partition cd/dvd ? We have clients who uses Linux or Windows and I want to create a cd that contains a partition for linux and another one for windows. If a ...
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QEMU guest system starts off /dev/sdc but won’t start from disk image file

I have a copy of Windows XP installed on a hard drive which I would like to run with QEMU. When I start it directly from the HDD it runs fine: qemu -m 256 -hda /dev/sdc Starting ...
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Mount or extract data from LVM partiiton inside of a RAW IMG File?

I have a raw disk .img file (running file indicates that it is a "DOS/MBR boot sector" file). Running mmls produces the following output: DOS Partition Table Offset Sector: 0 Units are in 512-byte ...
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How to access sda4 device/directory?

Our camera DVR is not recording anymore. The disk is full and the vendor has not been helpful in freeing up space. I am trying to figure out why the primary disk is full. I've tried accessing it ...
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Which partition looks least important? I need a spare partition for Ubuntu

I have been wanting to install Ubuntu for a while, but, I've ran into the "too many partitions" problem, but I am not sure which to make into extended ones, and which not to. Sorry for low quality ...
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How can I backup my data from a partition so that i can restore to windows later?

To start off I do not know much about Ubuntu in general so be gentle. I tried to do a dual boot of windows 7 and Ubuntu, which failed and I can no longer boot to windows because of a disk error. ...
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Samba On Linux: Allow Sharing Of Files In FUSE-Mounted Partition

I have this server at home with a single SSD with the following partition scheme: sda1 = 512 MB - EFI Partition sda2 = 512 MB - FAT Boot Partition sda3 = 3096 MB - Linux-swap sda4 = 20 GB - Ext4 (OS) ...
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How many partitions can windows handle if you include Linux

Am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows Vista. So far I have three primary partitions (windows) (Eisa) (Recovery). How many Linux partitions (root, home, swap) can I create on free space without ...
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Dual/Triple Booting without BootMGR/GRUB/others using PHYSICAL HDD's

For starters I have looked over EFI Boot: Two independently bootable physical hard drives? but TBH it's a little complicated for me, maybe just because I'm unfamiliar with the terminology. All I know ...
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Damaged FAT32 HDD shows it is full but cannot show the files

During merging two 200-gig partitions (one full and the other one unallocated), Windows crashed. Now the system and every hard disk utility (defrag program) shows that the drive is full of files, but ...
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The best practice to migrate to an SSD and add Ubuntu

First some details. I am running Windows 7 on a laptop. I've cut my C: drive down to ~100gb, and have a 250g SSD which I will replace my internal HDD. I would also like to install Ubuntu on the SSD. ...