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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formating old windows xp primary partition after windows 7 installation

I had an old Windows XP (Dual booted with Ubuntu) running on my computer and then I decided to move on and installed Windows 7 in another logical drive. Now the Windows XP is corrupted and I want to ...
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External drive is extremely slow and freezing when saving files on it

I'm cloning repositories on my 5T external drive. It is extremely slow. It is not an SSD, but I feel that something is wrong somewhere. I created two partitions on it: 10k MB (~10 GB): ext4 the ...
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how do I change which partition the file downloads to?

So, I've been trying to install gentoo for months. I have tried over and over again. However, when I try this step: ...
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Found duplicate pv in disk scan

I have vps, i attached another hard disk, it contains the same partitions i have on my current linux, it has / and /boot and swap. i need all data on / partition. here is the output of lsblk: NAME ...
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Unpartition my HDD in Windows 10

I installed a new boot drive and my old HDD was partitioned in two. I'm now quite frustrated as I try to merge these back into one 1TB volume instead of 600/300MB. I've gotten as far as Disk ...
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CentOS 7 Linux resize filesystem after partition resize

I am running CentOS 7 on a HyperV virtual server. I recently increased the size of the hard disk from 32GB to 64GB and used GParted Live to extend the partition, which seems to have worked as shown ...
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Can rEFInd be forced to replace boot code in a MBR?

Is there a way to force rEFInd to replace the boot code in the MBR before preforming a BIOS boot of the Windows operating system on a Mac computer? I understand that if the first 440 bytes in the MBR ...
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HDD filesystem suddenly changed to RAW and testdisk show Filesystem seems damaged

One old PC which my dad uses suddenly didn't boot into Windows XP. So I get HDDs from it and put them into external HDD box. One of them is shown in Explorer but can't access it, it shows message: You ...
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Clonezilla to restore a VM from clonezilla image

So I have a laptop with 3 windows partitions that I saved to a clonezilla image. I took the clonezilla image (80GB) and copied it to a USB stick (128GB). I created a 150GB fixed size drive for a ...
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I cannot get Windows 7 to perform a system backup

I am trying to create a backup of my Windows 7 partition by using Windows' "Backup and Restore" utility. I have an external USB hard drive with a ~1.8 TB NTFS partition and a small 256 MB partition ...
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CentOS can't see RAID array partitions

I have the current setup composed by (4x) HDDS sda, sdb, sdc, sdd partitioned in the same way: /dev/sd[abcd] | |- /dev/sd[abcd]1 [EFI FAT 32] |- /dev/sd[abcd]2 [Linux RAID] |- ...
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Installing windows 10 system partition to a separate drive from the windows partition

I have an Intel 750 SSD but a motherboard that does not support NVME boot. On Linux, I can still use my SSD for most all operating system tasks by having my /boot partition on a separate bootable ...
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what is the correct way to clone everything to another USB disk? [on hold]

I have a 1T USB disk with Fedora 20 installed. The total space used is about 40 GB. There are three partitions by default: swap, root and user1. I want to move/clone/copy the entire installation to ...
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Split multiple partition volume, dynamic disk => primary disk

My dynamic disk have 3 ntfs partition, a few months back I want to merge the last two partition into one and somehow stick two together into one volume, and assign single drive letter (forgot the ...
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We couldn’t create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files

Last time I had installed chromium os. Now I wanted to install windows again. During installation I get the following error: I searched a lot and lots of people fixed this issue by removing extra ...
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No boot menu for backbox

I have windows 10 installed on my C: drive which has 202 gb space. When I got my laptop it was mentioned with UEFI. I have a partition of 700 gb for F: drive from which I extracted 20 GB for backbox ...
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Is there a version of Windows OS that will allow a bootable disc beyond 2 TB capacity?

I have a shiny new 5TB WD Black and was hoping to use it as the OS System disc and for a fair number of audio production programs, Workstations, samplers, synthesizers and such. Moving from a 2TB. The ...
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Way too many disks in rEFInd?

I'm using rEFInd on my mac that is installed on its own partition. Everything works fine except when I boot into rEFInd (the "EFI Boot" option under the disk selection menu on startup) it shows my OS ...
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Windows 7 in Boot Camp can't read other FAT32 partitions

On my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro, I have OSX 10.6.8 installed, Windows 7 (through Boot Camp), and 2 FAT32 partitions. The extra two partitions are not visible to Windows 7, but they are visible on the OSX ...
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Partiton Requirement for Linux

I am new to Linux, I want to install it on my laptop which currently has 2 partitions C: which has windows 10 and F: which has 700 GB capacity. I want to install kali Linux, I want to know how many ...
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Cannot install windows, missing device driver

I am having Sony vaio VPCM126AG, which was running windows 10 pro. I tried to install chromium os hdd will had wiped full hdd, then chromium os was running well, but now I wanted to go back to ...
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External hard drive is not seen in computer but it can be seen in devices computer management [duplicate]

I have 1TB WD My Passport portable hard disk. I was using it with both Windows 7 and Linux. However something is wrong with it. Both OS do not recognize it and I can see my external disk is ...
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Fix boot sector in unallocated NTFS exteral hard drive

The damage Yesterday evening I accidentally started formatting my external HD (2TB NTFS formatted) and eventually completely removed (I replaced data with 0s) about 70MB. The analysis I ran ...
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I cant access windows 10 advanced startup

I merged two partitions (one was the windows one), ive done this several times before using Easeus with no issues. This time though windows boots up but stays on the loading screen, showing windows ...
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Auto-unmount NTFS partition when hibernating Xubuntu

I use a dual-boot setup (Xubuntu & Windows). My Windows has Fastboot and Hibernation disabled and my main OS is Xubuntu which i hibernate almost every day. I always make sure no NTFS partition is ...
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64GB SSD, 20GB visible, HPA disabled

I have a 64GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD that only shows 20GB available. My first thought was HPA was enabled, so I fired up hdparm only to learn that HPA is disabled. root@PartedMagic:~# hdparm -N /dev/sdb ...
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How to extend windows partition if it is second partition?

How to extend windows partition if it is second partition? on my laptop I have debian and windows dual boot, Debian is at the beginning of the HDD, and the Windows takes last 120GB of my drive. I can ...
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UEFI firmware not recgonising GPT partition table

The UEFI firmware of my ASRock FM2A75 Pro4, fails to recognise the GPT partition tables of my SATA harddisks, as shown by the map EFI shell command: Device mapping table fs0 :Removable HardDisk ...
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Can Windows recovery save me?

I've been having a whole lot of issues with my triple booting laptop. If you want, see here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/720390/how-to-fix-my-grub-after-windows-10/720815#72081 Anyways, I've made ...
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Centos fstab how to know what filesystem to put

i have installed centos with default settings, and i'd like to partition my server securely by modifying fstab. Thing is i don't know which filesystem i should put in the fstab file to reference eg. ...
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Windows 10 will not boot up after resizing C partition using Easus

I have windows 10 64 bit. I had on drive with two partitions. One was primary the other system drive (C:) disk C was getting full so I decided to merge disk E: disk E: had files from previous ...
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I think I broke my PC Grub Rescue

I accidentally removed the Ubuntu partition I had on my PC and when I restarted I was prompted with Grub rescue I've tried to find the partition and to set root and prefix but each time I do ls ...
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Installing Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkCentre

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre that has a Win7 Pro install that's been upgraded to Win 10 Pro. During/shortly afterwards the HDD started failing, so I thought it might be a good idea to do a fresh ...
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Partitions merge possible?

I have many partitions created in my hdd which I dont know about. The red box represent the main partitions and blue box represent the uncreated partitions. Can I delete the partitions with blue box ...
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how to clone from one USB disk to another with Linux command line commands?

I have a Bigger 1T USB disk with Fedora 20 and some user data in total about 40GB on one partition which is about 900GB.I want to move this Fedora installation to a smaller 500GB USB disk. Yesterday ...
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Apple OSX - Prevent second partition asking for FileVault Password

wonder if anyone can help... So my work provides me with a MacBook Pro, what I have done is created a second partition with a second installation of OSX for personal use when at home. Both ...
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Recovering/repairing partition map following Linux installation/removal

Through a variety of Linux installations (and reinstallations) this evening, I seem to have borked the drive in my MacBook Pro. Gparted at some stage reported drive errors and tried to "fix" them, ...
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Android can read my MicrosSD card but Windows cannot

I have recently bought this MicroSD card. The disk was working nicely with my both Android device and Windows PC (through its built-in MemoryCard reader). This is what I have done to cause the ...
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How do I repair a corrupted/missing BCD/MBR Bootrecord?

So I just built a computer and set up my system on my SSD with Windows 10 while I had my HDD containing my old Windows 7 OS and my files. Somehow the MBR/BCD (system reserved partition) wasn't made ...
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Using 16 TB volumes with the ext3 filesystem on a Drobo Pro

There seems to be a limit to the usable volume size on the Drobo Pro disk array that only applies when using the ext3 file system. On other file systems, volumes can be 16 TB, but for ext3, Drobo ...
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How to recover data from corrupted WD external hardisk [duplicate]

I have Western Digital Passport 1 TB external Hard disk. It has got corrupted. When I connect to my Window 7 machine, my external hard disk rotates but my machine does not recognize it.I have checked ...
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prerequirement for lvreduce to shrink a lvm disk

I am trying to shrink my Fedora 20 lvm partition/disk (only one partition) with lvreduce. I have done that for my VirtualBox but this time it is for a external USB disk. I have backup my disk already. ...
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How to get rid of partitions on my external dual hard drive

I have a mediasonic HUR5-SU3 dual external hard drive. I put two WD 3tb hard drives in with raid1 set. So I should have a total of 3tb useable space. When I formatted it. It only allowed the partition ...
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What should be the installation order for the Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 7

I was learning how to create a Dual Boot (Windows 10 and Windows 7) in a 250GB HDD. There were two partitions in the 250GB HDD. I installed Windows 7 first and then windows 10. The Windows ...
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Is it possible to install software once and it is usable in multiple Windows in different partitions?

Say if my HDD has three partitions, two of these three partitions have been installed with Windows 7 and 10, and there is one parition left for sharing photos between the two Windows. Say if I want ...
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LVM partitioned with 3 distros. Missing /sbin/init on some boot options

So I've installed Ubuntu with LVM and added Antegeros and Debian on seperate LVM partitions with them all sharing the same home. I can boot all of them if I select a particular Linux kernel version or ...
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Will GParted deactivate cause data loss?

I am using GParted Live CD to resize a Fedora external USB drive. I have a locked lvm2 pv disk on GParted. I have to deactivate it in order to shrink it, according to my online search. But that ...
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Debian : RAID drive showing 62% disk already used even though lot remaining

Sometime back I had configured RAID0 on our Debian X64 server and so far, it is working fine, no issues. One day, I just checked df -h, and it shows me that 62% of disk-space is already used. The ...
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Windows see resized FAT32 as RAW

I used gparted 0.24.0 parted 3.2 (on Arch Linux) to resize & move a FAT32 partition. After rebooted to Windows 10, the partition was detected as RAW. chkdsk refuse to check the partition, ...
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I barely have free space in the system partition but I should have much more (Windows 8.1)

At work I have a computer with two hard drives, a 60 GB SSD as the system partition and a 300GB HDD as a data partition. The SSD is almost full or at least that's what I can see in the disk manager ...