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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My windows 8.1 shows only C:

I have recently installed Windows 8.1, I was previously running 8.0. I had to convert to GPT while installing and had to format my disk. While installing I have created 6 partitions of which I can ...
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Should I move my linux swap partition closer to my ext4 partition?

I am installing both linux mint and win 7 on the same disk on an old machine, I first installed linux (I know I should have installed win first so I wouldn't have to fix grub later but well, it's done ...
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trying to install windows after ubuntu

Recently I have wiped out my macbook pro and reinstalled ubuntu on it.And now I want to install windows alongside so I can have dual boot.After doing some research online, I have created a partition ...
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Moving a partition without gparted [duplicate]

I need to move (shift) an ext4 partition on my disk in a headless Linux machine, like this: Before: [######### Partition #########][- Free space -] After: [- Free space -][######### Partition ...
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Why can’t access Dell Recovery Partition?

My Dell computer crashes, and I want to restore Dell system recovery partition, but when I press hot key, the computer can’t work. I am sure there is a recovery partition, but I can’t access Dell ...
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Recover Partitions deleted by rm

In my PC I have 3 NTFS partitions 1 for Windows Boot Loader, next one is windows installation directory and the last one is for storing my whole data. They were mounted like this /dev/sda1 => ...
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A system with Deep Freeze loses data on non-frozen drives

My client sells an industrial application that runs on a custom system with multiple drives and partitions on those drives. Drive C: is frozen with Deep Freeze, but the other drives are not frozen. ...
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Is there a way to check/repair a VirtualBox .vdi disk?

I extended a disk with the command: VBoxManage modifyhd <absolute path to file> --resize <size in MB> But now the disk is seen like empty, without even a partition, will not boot. I ...
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Changing the sda partition number in a clonezilla img

I want to copy a linux system from a computer to mine. That linux system is using two partitions. ("/" and an other one) I used clonezilla to copy thoses two partitions and put them in an image. But ...
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Install windows in a partition without OS, without formatting it

I have an HDD with two partitions, one with Win 7, and one with data. On the partition with Win 7, I want to format and install Linux, no problems there. But in the other, I want to install a fresh ...
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I can not partition disk space that I want

I have disk with a capacity of 440 GB. When I select a volume and use the shrink volume button it only allows shrinking by 149 G. I want to do two partitions of 150 GB each and one partition in the ...
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Keep linux software RAID 1 after OS change

Currently I've configured software RAID 1 on ubuntu machine. However I am planning to add SSD drive just for the OS and keep my main 2 HDD for the storage with RAID. The question is, can I put now ...
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Bad Magic Number in Superblock or Not a Block Device

I'm having some real problems getting a drive to have any working partitions on it at all. The drive is a 2Tb one from a NAS that I'm trying to repair. I've written zeros to the first 77Gb of the ...
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Removing Win8 partition and recovery partitions

I am planning to remove my Windows partition from my dual boot. After asking here I learned that my Win8 License key is stored in the Bios and all I need is to create a bootable stick if I ever wish ...
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Can't install Windows 7 x64 on SSD drive

The title explains my whole problem, I had Windows 7 installed multiple times on the same SSD drive. But when I attempted to reinstall it last night it gives me this error(translated from dutch): We ...
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How to remove undeletable USB drive partition

I received a free 2 GB USB from my school and was wondering if I can remove the small partition of 6 MB that they reserved to store a html file that will take me to a website link for information ...
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Installing Windows From Windows

So here is my issue. I'm looking to install my copy of Windows 7 Home Premium to a Secondary Hard Drive currently installed in my PC. I have partitioned my 3TB(MBR) into two separate Partitions one ...
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How best to iron out disk I/O lag cause?

Running luksCrypt (which I know causes some lag esp. with my -c serpent-xts-plain64 -s 512 -h whirlpool setup) but as of late lag has become very much more noticeable. I use xfs and lvm on this ...
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Which tools can perform cross platform external disk encryption? [on hold]

With TrueCrypt headed out the door, which cross platform tools can one use to transparently encrypt a partition on an external disk? Personally I'm looking for both OS X and Linux support though I ...
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GRUB Bootloader not loading

I had 2 partitions Partition 1 - Ubuntu Partition 2 - Empty So I installed Windows 8 on 'Partition 2' and now I can't load the Ubuntu OS as it directly loads Windows. How do I get back the Grub ...
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Add disk to (and increase size of) bitnami owncloud storage

I am using bitnami owncloud in a virtualbox environment and the installation is on a 2 TB disk. I would like to add another disk (1 TB) and have the actual storage of owncloud files on the secondary ...
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Unable to start windows 10 technical preview

Few time ago, I have installed windows 10 technical preview and it worked perfectly for the first two weeks. After that, it began restarting every few hours saying that windows 10 has expired. I have ...
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HDD extremely slow although SMART seems to be healthy

I've had this hard drive for over two years now. A week ago, it decides to slow down to a crawl in Windows - even after doing the usual things to fix it (disabling Superfetch, closing programs, etc.) ...
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File Allocation for VM

I'm running Kali Linux as a virtual machine inside Oracle's Virtualbox. I've allocated 40GB of hard drive space, file type: VirtualBox Disk Image; Dynamicallly Allocated. On the VM it is showing the ...
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How to resize boot partition on ubuntu 14.10 using gparted

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my pc of 500GB HDD. I created a seperate boot partition and now its running low on space while upgrading to 15.04. I even tried cleaning out spaces, still its not ...
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Installing Red Hat based OS on mbr disk

I currently have installed Windows XP and Linux Mint 17 on my laptop. My disk is MBR type because of Windows XP. I have installed linux mint without any problems, but now I am trying to install Red ...
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Merge two partition without gparted on Centos 6.*

I have been trying to merge two partitions on my centos 6 virtual machine. I have only command line access to this machine. My system look like this: [x@x-y ~]$lsblk NAME ...
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Missing Partition With Recovery Files

I have a 3TB internal hard drive. It was an MBR initialized disk (which doesn't support hard drives over 2TB. You can however use a scheme to make the 3rd Terabyte its own partition. I did so by using ...
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Does disk partitioning impact performance? [duplicate]

I will soon buy a 4 TB HDD and I am wondering if I should split it since it has so much space. My question is: will doing this affect my computer's performance? If I would keep everything in one disk, ...
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Linux partitioning with SSD and HDD

I bought a SSD to re-install Linux Mint on it and use my old HDD to store my personnal data...This way my computer might run faster. I will to partition the disks as follow. / on SSD /home on HDD ...
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What happens to sectors marked as bad when HDD is repartitioned? [duplicate]

If I have an HDD with some bad sectors and I format the disk (from Windows) or re-partition the disk, will bad sectors still be marked as bad?
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How to make partition in windows 8 hard disk? [duplicate]

I have a 1TB hard disk with windows 8.1 running on it. I want to create a partition(preferably of the size around 20 GB) from my C drive to install a linux Operating System along with windows(Dual ...
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Windows installation doesn't detect drive, BIOS and Parted Magic does

Setup: Intel NUC today (model DN2820FYKH) Value Kingston 8GB DDR3L Samsung SSD 840 EVO It starts up okay, BIOS reports correct amount of RAM as well as connected drives. I followed Intel ...
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Pros and cons of creating a partition in Windows [closed]

Recently I got asked by my non-tech neighbour to "create D drive on his notebook". I asked why does he want to do that and got answered back, that it prevents viruses. OK, I explained him this case, ...
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Can't shrink or move linux partition “leftward” in gparted

I have a partition that is completely full, and there is no unallocated space on either side of it to "expand into". So want to shrink one adjacent partition, maybe "scoot" the data over on the ...
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Increase size of a vdi fixed disk, used for a virtualized ubuntu server

I have a fixed vdi disk in an ubuntu server (it's a virtual machine, i'm using virtualbox for handle this from my ubuntu desktop so). I installed a lot of things, and the disk is full (i wasn't pretty ...
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How to make one partition of a multiple partition usb flash drive bootable?

So I have a usb flash drive and I created two partitions on it and I wanted to make one partition of it bootable. I tried using rufus and burned an iso file on it but it made the whole usb bootable. ...
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Bash scripting parted for GPT

Using Bash & Python scripts in Ubuntu 12.04, we are delivering a disk image to customers as a file (generated by dd). Once dd’d to the new disk, we resize the partition to fit the disk. Now that ...
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How do I boot from a different disk?

I have a working Debian installation. It boots from /sda using GRUB2, with the root partition on sda1. Its a standard install, nothing strange. I've added a 16GB mSATA device which appears as sdc. I ...
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MBR and GPT confusion: installing Debian on macbook air

I'm following this question and trying to install Debian on my MacBook. I've lost that account so I couldn't accept that guy's answer (I'm sorry, I'll not loose this one). So, I followed with his ...
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Cannot boot to old hard drive after installing SSD and Windows

I purchased an SSD and replaced the hard drive in my HP laptop. I then took the old HDD and installed it onto a caddy to my CD drive. When first booting up, my computer was able to recognize the ...
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How do I fix newly added hard drives in Disk Management? [closed]

I've added some new hard drives to my ASUS-DELUXE motherboard running Win 64. Disk 0, (T:) has a 1.82GB NTFS Healthy Primary Partition and a blue bar over that but under a black bar it says 1861.20 ...
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Change Windows to different EFI partition

So I recently had to reinstall Windows on my dual-boot system after an unsuccessful change to different SSD for my Windows install. I have OpenSUSE on sda and Windows on sdd. My sda drive has a 156 MB ...
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RAW partitions to NTFS

i'v just installed windows 8.1 to a new laptop, i created 3 partitions on the hard drive during the installation process, after i installed the windows i can't find the other two partitions, it's only ...
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How to extend a Mint Linux partition on a dual boot config with Windows 8.1?

I had previously installed windows 8.1 on my hard drive, then I later unallocated some space like 15GB and installed linuxmint separately on that partition, How to extend the 15GB volume that I have ...
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How to show the hidden partitions in Ubuntu 14.04 installation?

I have a computer with Windows 7 and I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows. I have a 320GB harddisk partitioned like this: DISKPART> list volum ::N volume::::Ltr::::::Nom::::: ...
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Two partitions with the same letter from previous install

I recently recovered Windows from the Recovery partition and since then I am stuck in a very weird situation. First off, my computer tries to boot off of the previous partition which no longer works. ...
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How to install Windows 8 after Linux with UEFI

I have an Asus Zenbook UX32LN with Linux Mint installed on the whole 256GB SSD. How do I install Windows 8 alongside Linux ? The first step is of course to make a new big-enough partition for Windows ...
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Create extra partition for /var on an OpenVZ

I have an OpenVZ Debian Wheezy and I've learned that it's generally advised to create an own partition for /var, in order to prevent logs from filling the system partition. My question is if it is ...
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windows 8.1 won't boot after allocating free space from C drive

using amoei partiton manager I allocated free space from C drive in order to setup ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot. It took half an hour to allocate free space however, when my PC restarted back it refused ...