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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Is it safe to delete any partition from SSD?

I have previously installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my SSD, but would like to remove it and install Windows 7 instead. While installing Windows 7 from USB I was given the option to delete, format and extend ...
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Can you use Windows 8 Boot Manager to boot Linux off a second hdd? UEFI/GPT

Looking at online sources its speculated that, for UEFI/GPT systems, this is not possible. My setup is a Windows 8.1 OS on a SSD and a 1TB SATA HDD for data/music/pictures etc. I recently wanted to ...
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Bad performance on Windows 7 with Bad sectors

Since a month ago everything was right with my laptop. And then Windows started crashing. Now my windows is stuttering every 5 seconds and fails to perform smoothly any operation. There were no bad ...
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dd destroyed my partition. how do I recover the data?

I used the command dd if=/dev/mmcblok0 of=/dev/sda2 to backup my sd card of my raspberry pi (where /dev/mmcblok0 is my sd card and /dev/sda2 is the second partition on my external hdd) ...
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Are there any advantages in partitioning an HDD in to system and storage (NTFS) separately

I once read somewhere that NTFS drives performs better as a single big partition. In Unix systems however a separate HOME partition makes sense; they are convenient for backup-restore actions (without ...
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Is a hibernation partition primary?

The Lenovo X1 Carbon comes with the hard-drive split into what appears to be 4 partitions: Windows (C:) Recovery (Q:) SYSTEM_DRV Hibernation In Disk Management, under Status, all but the ...
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What are system, active and boot partitions in terms of microsoft? [duplicate]

I decided to reinstall Windows, but on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I appeared to doubt which partition to choose. There were System Reserved partition and partition ...
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What is MSR partition? [duplicate]

I was trying to reinstall windows but on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I stumbled upon this MSR partition I knew nothing about. What is it for? Am I to delete it or leave ...
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What is System Reserved partition for? [duplicate]

As you might know, I was going to reinstall windows. But on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I faced this 100MB partition. What is it for? Should I delete it or leave it as ...
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In diskpart it shows my partitions on a disk but will not select them

I can see a star beside the partition on my USB drive but when i try to perform any operation on it, it says "No partition selected; please select a partition and then continue". I want to delete that ...
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Linux Partition with SSD and HDD

I'm currently setting up my server and I don't get how to choose Disk 1 and Disk 2 for the partition. vg0 should be the HDD and vg1 the ssd. Maybe you can help me how to set up such in this syntax. ...
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Windows 7 partition disappeared from hard drive

I had a windows 7 and Debian 7 install and I've been using the computer fine for almost a year. A couple weeks ago I tried to load Windows and realized the boot option in grub was missing. After ...
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Trouble Partition Hard Drive

In my PC I currently have a 1TB hard drive that I am trying to make into three partitions: one for Windows, one for OS X, and one as a storage for movies and Steam games, just to keep them separated. ...
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External HDD I/O Error, disappearance problems

I have a problem with my HDD Toshiba Hitachi HDS5C3020BLE630 2.0 TB. I recently bought it with a damaged IcyBox where it came from. I attempted to boot it but it's not working. I tried many ways to ...
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How would I create a bootable external drive with multiple ISOs?

Before you read too far, I know how to make a single drive bootable utilizing one ISO. However, I have a USB3 1TB drive that's nice and self-powered, and I was wondering if I partitioned it properly, ...
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Kali Linux boots to command prompt (gdm3 produces error)

I just got Kali Linux working on my Macbook Pro (after much laboring). I reinstalled Kali after I wanted to repartition my HD to make it larger. I boot into rEFInd first, and load the bootloader ...
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How to increase lvm size in Fedora 20 ( partitions already messed up )

hi all i have two partitions one is used for f20 , and another is ntfs. i didn't know that gparted should not be used any more, and system-config-lvm has retired and not in repo anymore, so i boot up ...
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Grub4dos Recovery Partition

In many attempts to find a tutorial on creating a recovery partition many had only partly been what I was looking for. The closest I've found is this tutorial The problem I'm having with this ...
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Recovery Partition volume gone missing?

Today, after I restarted my computer, I realise that I have a missing drive in My Computer screen. Although I don't access it all the time, I remember very clearly that there is a Recovery (D:) drive ...
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How to increase HOME Folder partition size in centos 6.3 64 bit

Have migrated my system windows 7 to centos 6.3 64 bit, while installing centos 6.3 have created a partition size details given below: Root ext4 30000 boot ext4 20000 tmp ext4 Allowed to fill ...
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Removing Junk Software/Partition That Comes On USB Stick

Okay so I bought a EMTEC 8GB thumb drive today to load a LIVE bodhi(ubuntu) on in order to repair my system. Right now, I am currently booted on a debian live CD (Elive) I'm trying to install Bodhi ...
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Multiple Windows installers on a USB stick

I've recently got my hands on one of those SanDisk Extreme 64GB sticks and started tinkering with it. During this story, please keep in mind that this is a model where removable bit is set to 0 (which ...
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Cloning Linux and Windows from two separate disks to a single SSD

Backstory TL;DR: cloned OpenSUSE from /dev/sda2 to /dev/sdc1, Windows 7 from /dev/sdb1 to /dev/sdc2; formatted /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb1; reconfigured GRUB2 and installed it on /dev/sdc; OpenSUSE loads, ...
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Why PTEDIT32 not recognize any of the drives on your computer?

I have two drives in computer 1-SSD 2-HDD Maybe someone knows why PTEDIT32 Cannot recognize the second disk (the HDD)?
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SSD Extended Partition Misalignment

I have a drive that has primary partitions and an extended partition that contains several logical partitions. It looks something like this: Drive --> Primary P1 (Aligned) --> Primary P2 ...
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Gparted reduce C drive from unused space only

I have two questions (1). The C drive has 130 GB space, 64 GB used and 66 unused. So if I resize C drive to 100 GB, the 30 GB will be removed from 66 GB only right and not from 64 GB? (2). There are ...
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Issue with harddisk, now showing “Disk Error”

My mom's office PC was having some issue recently. That it was not showing any out. When checked, found that the motherboard is defected. Probably because of the frequent power failures or overvoltage ...
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Copying just the Windows 7 VBR (not MBR) in dd

I know how to copy the MBR using dd. This is just copying the first 446 bytes of the source HD to the new HD. What I am trying to copy is the VBR (volume boot record, partition boot record, or ...
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how can disk be invisible for a moment

I did try to run mony linux in PC ram 500MB disk 40GB cpu 1,5GHz and sometimes after reboot linux like tinycore puppy partedmagic after load kernel and initrd in one time it can not see disk folders ...
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What is the correct way to configure a linux installation's partition system?

FIRST Sorry if this is technically a duplicate. i Have searched for the information and was unable to find it in any of the answers or forums. SECOND Since SE likes to close questions that don't get ...
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Unable to open Windows Disk partitions in solaris 11

The NTFS Windows HD partitions are not appearing in solaris file system, which was not the case when I used Ubuntu. Every single file on my HD was exposed to me when I was in Ubuntu. I have already ...
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Is it okay If I do partition on my external Hard disk?

I have 1Tb hard disk NTFS file system 5400 rpm.If i choose to partition my hard disk, Is it going to decrease my hard disk performance?how? I have partitioned my hard disk into 3 parts(250,250,430) ...
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Move partition data with dd to the right

I need some help to get a dd command line that is moving my partition blockwise to the right. I stumbled upon an error when using tools to image some pcs and now I need to repartiition those machines ...
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Dual Boot: Windows Vista - Linux Mint. Delete Partition , fix MBR

Scenario: Windows Vista Basic installed on Hard Disk Created a partition (after Windows Partition - i.e Windows is in the 1st Partition) Installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 64-bit (UP6) on new partition ...
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How can I reduce NTFS system volume size beyond the limit of half?

I have Windows 8.1 installed exclusively on 1Tb volume. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the other disk and want to access this big drive in read-write mode. However, Windows placed it's ...
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Userspace manipulation of partition and disk images

On a Linux system, is it possible to use only user-space tools to create and manipulate partition images (which will probably only have ext2 filesystems on them) and then take those partition images ...
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Mac doesn't recognize partitions after cloning drive

I was given a 500GB HDD (~200GB used) that was starting to fail (OS X wouldn't boot because it failed boot-time checks). I used 2 USB enclosures and Data Rescue 3 to clone the failing disk to a brand ...
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What is the maximum number of partitions I can create in WindowsXp?

I know that I can create up to 24 partitions (C to Z), can we create more? and how? Thanks.
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need the debug commands for deleting partitions on a pc woth no OS

I am having some trouble with my laptop.. I had win 7 64 vit preinstalled and ubantu 12.04 LTS recently installed. my sister says she did something on win 7. according to her, she accidentally deleted ...
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Can't Boot From Hard Drive Turned External Drive

I had been dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I recently got an SSD, so I removed the HDD and made it an external drive. I am unable to boot from the now-external hard drive, and I'm not sure why. ...
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how to recover pv and lvm with no lvm export?

hi i have a server which its first hdd was broken , the server has 2 HDD , the first hdd crashed . datacenter replaced it for me with a new hdd. the second hdd use to have 2 pv on 2 partitions , ...
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deleted a now-inaccessible harddrive

When formatting my computer for Windows XP, there were two hard drives available to format. I deleted the latter hard drive with 'L' option, thinking they would merge. They didn't merge. I deleted ...
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Batch File - Know if disk is partitioned or not

I am working on Winpe environment, how to get informations if the disk 0 is partitioned or not to launch specific commands on each case i have tried this, but how to get this works properly in a batch ...
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Can I safely delete this partition?

I have a MacBook Pro with Bootcamp installed (Windows 7). When I look at the Disk Management console, I that there is a 620MB partition. I am not sure what that is. Can I safely delete it and ...
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size of extent on LVM2

in LVM1 there was a limit of 65k extends. So size of extent had to been chosen carefully between wasted space on partitions (to big extent) and maximal possible size of logical volume (too small ...
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Used 4 primary partitions, now need to add more space

I currently have CentOS 6.5 running on a VM in a live environment. The need to increase space has arrisen several times, and after following guides online it has worked successfully until today. ...
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how to recover windows7 without using recovery disk?

my friend used a disk partition tool in his windows 7 ultimate compaq laptop. he seemed to have successfully created disk partition, but the computer does not start, rather asks to recover windows. ...
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Various failures while trying to install WIndows 8.1 on fresh computer

I can't install windows 8.1 on fresh clean hard drive. In fresh install if I am selecting empty space to install Windows to, it starts installing, goes to 27% and fails with error 0x80070570 (unable ...
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How do I reset a WD Elements external hard drive to factory format?

I own a WD Elements 3TB external hard drive (WDBAAU0030HBK-01) which I disassembled and converted into an internal SATA drive. When I did that I partitioned the drive after installing it in my ...
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Windows 7 Repair using installation DISK say 0 MB on the system drive

Last Night due to some reason or so my laptop with windows 7 SP 1 64 Bit crashed. I get the blue screen every time I try to boot in. So I decided to repair it using the Installation media. Now , I am ...