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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How should I check if I have the 100MB Reserved Partition on my Windows 7?

I want to know if I have the 100MB Reserved Partition in my installed Windows system, because I want to make a system backup (with Acronis True Image). First, I will tell you how I setup the ...
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GPT disk created in Windows 7 not properly recognised by Windows 10

I have an internal 3 terabyte WD Black disk that was set up as GPT (presumably?) and formatted with one NTFS partition spanning the entire disk under Windows 7. After upgrading to Windows 10, the ...
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Error installing Windows 8.1 to a previously formatted HDD

I have used Partition Magic to format my 500 GB hard drive. I have created 3 partitions as follows. C:\ 80 GB NTFS, I will install windows in it D:\ 70 GB EXT4 , I want to install Ubuntu on it ...
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the capacity of my 8GB flash is shown 11.8GB

A Transcend USB flash ( model ) is given to me when it was made bootable for installing windows 8 and it couldn't be formatted. after using some different softwares in both linux and windows like ...
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How to fully erase promotional USB stick Autorun partition

I have a 2GB USB stick from a free promotional giveaway. It has a second "partition" with Autorun for advertising every time I insert it in a computer. I know I can disable autorun, but how can I ...
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Why I can't format 500 GB drive as FAT32 under Windows 7? [duplicate]

What can cause Windows 7 to prevent me from formatting 500 GB (actually 465 GB) external USB disk as FAT32? No matter, what I did (Windows Explorer, Disk Management), the only options I was presented ...
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Windows can't be installed on GPT partition

I got a Windows 10 official release ISO file, so I burned it to a USB flash drive, and tried to boot it. I deleted all but one D: partition, which has all my working files so I can't delete it. I then ...
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Windows 10 clean install and hard drive partition

I upgraded from windows 8.1 to 10 using the "Windows Update" Firstly, it didnt ask me for a clean install option (i think i need to use a "Media Creation Tool" for that, which i wasnt aware of). How ...
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How to avoid boot failure after upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 with dual boot

Basically, I want to avoid this: http://askubuntu.com/questions/654386/windows-10-upgrade-lead-into-grub-rescue My current disk partitioning scheme looks like this Model: ATA ST1000DM003-9YN1 (scsi) ...
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Dynamic Disk (software RAID) not accessible after windows 10 upgrade

I have two 2TB drives set up as a single volume in Windows. In Disk Management these physical drives are listed as Dynamic. I set them up in Windows 7, and they continued to function fine when ...
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Preserving partitions on clean Windows 10 installation

I am going to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and I want to keep my hard drive partition and some files as it is now. Is this possible to preserve my current partitions on hard drive and files ...
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Can malware spread between parititions on a hard drive? [on hold]

Let's say I have a computer that dual-boots from two partitions on the same hard drive. If I get infected with malware while using one of the partitions, how likely is it that it will spread to the ...
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Capturing and deploying an OS with multiple partitions

I want to create an ISO file, which is an custom Windows installation, of my prebuilt image, extracted with WinPE. The thing is, my PC now has 3 partitions. OS (C:/) Data (D:/) Virtual machines ...
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Move partitions from pen drive to unallocated space in hard drive

I have built and installed Chromium OS on a pen drive following the instructions on this page. I can boot into the pen drive and use Chromium OS as if it were installed on my computer, I'm able to ...
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How to partition a hard drive for cloning? Clonezilla

I am running windows 8.1 on my desktop PC, which has two-3TB hard drives installed. The first drive is where windows is installed. It has one NTFS partition labeled "System Reserved", another NTFS ...
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Unetbootin can't find Hard Drive?

I am trying to use Unetbootin to download the new Windows 10 iso directly to my secondary Hard Drive. I formatted and partitioned the drive as so: Allotment: 100GB Drive letter: A File System: NTFS ...
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How to recover Windows 8 partition in dual boot?

I've installed fedora 21 in my computer, i've made the partitons correctly, appears the boot menu and starts correctly in fedora, but when i try to boot in windows appears this error: Windows Boot ...
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Windows 8.1 and EFI, recovery partition deleted, can't boot

I have a Windows tablet PC (Odys Winpad) with 32GB HDD. I have created recovery USB disk and deleted the recovery partition (I wanted to win some more space). Now I can't boot any more: every time I ...
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Upgrading Windows 7 to 10 and at the same time modifying partitions

The first time I installed Windows 7 it was on a small SSD, so I pre-partitioned the drive so that the installer would not create those extra recovery partitions. Subsequently I migrated the ...
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How to reinstall Windows 10 on new hard disk

I've been using Windows 10 for a couple of month now (joined the Insider Preview). Now my hard drive started ticking so I've bought a new SSD and I want to move the windows installation to the new ...
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Installed windows 10 and Linux, how to safely remove the Lenovo recovery partitions without messing up the boot?

Please look at the following screenshots. Is /dev/sda1 useful at all (Windows says it is a Recovery Partition)? Can I remove it? It is only 1000MB and removing it seems no use, so the best I can do ...
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Upon booting an Arch Linux installation media, how do I know which drive is which?

So let's say I have a 5 disks. How do I know which one is /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc and so on?
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What are the posible solutions for maximum partitions achieved

Good day to you first. After solving a problem with rercieveing a file from my problem at this topic - Extracting files from windows to linux on a same partition i formated my C: (dev6) partition ...
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boot loader(GRUB) not recognized in partition along with windows boot manager

First, I'll explain my situation Device: ASUS x205ta with 32GB eMMC (Windows 8.1+Bing installed). Lets call this /dev/mmcblk0 usb flash drive: 64GB Sandisk ultra. installed Ubuntu 14.04. Lets call ...
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How to remove the recovery partition in Windows 8.1

I have a small eMMC in my notebook and need space for Linux. The recovery partition is good at taking it up. I created a recovery drive. I copied the recovery partition to the HDD embedded into the ...
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Windows Disk Management Not Allow 'Delete Volume' and 'Extend Volume'

I am trying to delete my existing windows partition using disk management, when i am rhight clicked on the slected partion the 'Delete Volume' and 'Extend Volume' options are grayed out ( doesn't ...
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ubuntu installation on usb flash drive will not boot

here's the partitioning I've done during ubuntu install https://youtu.be/BcRnqqybMIQ installing OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit AMD64 device: Asus x205ta ubuntu bootable usb drive created and BOOTIA32.EXE ...
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How can I put a subdirectory of /home in a different partition?

If I have /home in one partition, is it possible to put /home/username onto a different partition, or do they have to be on the same partition?
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Harddisk not mounting: not recognized under Devices - Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 desktop computer. According to my code I mounted my harddrive and then copy a file in it. I also use 2 USB for this copy operation. Today I got into trouble. Firstly one of ...
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Dual-boot Elementary OS Freya and Windows 7

I have ThinkPad with win7 preinstalled. I bought a new SSD and iserted it in a free slot and have Freya OS installed on this SSD. Now I want to put win7 on SSD as well, so I created a 23GB NTFS ...
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Need help formatting drives for dual booting Windows with Antergos

Okay, so I'm planning on dual booting already installed Windows 7 with Antergos. I currently have 4 active Primary NTFS drives set up. I will be formatting one of those into ext4 in order to use that ...
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Merging non-adjacent partitions in Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I don't know why, but somehow I ended up with ~8gb partition on my tablet pc's main drive. This is a problem because the drive is only 64gbs, so losing 8gb is a big deal. The problem is that the ...
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Changing Partition scheme

I want to change my partition scheme from MBR to GUID. Is there a way to do this without any data loss. I have Windows 8 installed. Will my OS boot after changing the partition scheme?? Thank you..
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move Windows 7 OS from one SSD (128GB) drive to another (256GB) [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed on a 128GB SSD drive. Recently, I've purchased a new 500GB SSD drive and wish to move the entire OS over there, in order not to be forced to install ...
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Is is possible to have multiple partitions on windows disk for bootcamp os x?

I'm wanting to install windows on my mac. I have a 1tb hard drive and I won't need that much space for it, and I want to use the drive for other things. Is it possible to have one part of the drive ...
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Over-provisioning an SSD - does it still hold?

Multiple (but not very recent) sources suggest that ~7% of the SSD space should be left unallocated in order to reduce the drive wear. Is it still valid as for now or has the situation changed?
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Windows 7 blue screens but Ubuntu14.04 still boots

I have been running a dual boot Windows 7 Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Inspiron N5040 for months. The Windows 7 configured some updates yesterday after which chkdsk reported a lot of filesystem corrruption. ...
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Extracting files from windows to linux on a same partition

First Hello. I'm having a little stupid issue that comes to me when i installed Fedora 20 on my laptop. Before installing the Fedora i had Windows 7 on my C: partition. The laptop is with 700 GB ...
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how to mount beyond /dev/sda15 when using a GPT disk with lots of partitions

I have a GPT disk with about 20 partitions. They're on /dev/sda how can I mount each of these at the same time? as I understand /dev/sda is limited at /dev/sda15 this feels weird - being able ...
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how to hide a partition with active VHD? [duplicate]

i'm trying to create a partition where it'd store an image of the OS with all the necessary software installed(i still need to find out how to do it) and an active VHD attached something like this ...
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Installing win 7 on new laptop with emmc

I am trying to install 32-bit win 7 on a HP Stream c004tu that comes with a Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive, on win 8.1. I can get up to booting the installation usb by changing bios settings, but after ...
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partition device (i.e. /dev/sdd1) not created for hard drive

I am having a similar problem as posted here where a hard drive has an old mdadm signature on it and the partition on it is not given a device file in /dev Unfortunately the solution provided in this ...
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Cannot find WD partitions although Disk Utility see them

I have an external harddrive Western Digital that is locked wioth a password using their built in solution "WD unlocker". I put in my macbook, enter the correct password. But then no disks show up. I ...
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Can I delete the BIOSUPDATE partition (with ASrock z87)?

I found a partition on my secondary (!) storage drive, not the system storage drive: As you can see it is in the way of easy repartitioning. I have an ASRock Z87 Mainboard, used the update Bios via ...
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Shrink partition in Server 2012R2 - how to circumvent unmovable System Restore files?

Background: I have a test machine with Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on a single 500GB partition. I want to shrink this system partition and create another one. I followed Technet's Shrink a Basic ...
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recover invisible folders caused by mac osx disk eject

I have 2TB Adata USB 3.0 hdd. I connected it to mac book pro and due to wire issue the hdd got disconnected. After the incident the hdd's ntfs partition shows space full but not showing all folders. ...
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Grub won't boot after patitioning Windows 7

I partitioned my Windows 7 into two drives using Minitool Partition Wizard. I also have a Ubuntu partition on the same computer. After the partition was over, it restarted into the Grub rescue mode ...
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Windows 8.1 dual-boot with openSUSE boot failure

I already have Windows 8.1 on my newly built PC and wanted to dual-boot with openSUSE. I wrote the install image to a USB, but the install kept hanging so I used network install (also written to a ...
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CentOS 7: Partition resizing issue where now there is a lost+found folder full of numbered folders and the data is gone

Set up Running a home server with a 2TB HDD. Running VMWare ESXi 5.5 that has 2 guest OS; CentOS 7 and Windows Server 2012 R2. There are 3 virtual disks (VMDK) thickly provisioned: 20GB CentOS 7 ...
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Extending Fedora lvm2 partition

Recetly I've run out of space on my disk and I've decided to reallocate some unused space from one of the NTFS partitions to extend Fedora's partition. I've been reading about resizing LVM2 partition ...