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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Fix “windows not on boot drive”?

This is the message I receive when attempting to FDE (full-disk encrypt) http://i.imgur.com/Tga1E4i.png? Any attempt to continue will fail the pre-boot test. I suspect it has something to do with ...
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Invalid partition table

Before getting this "invalid partition table!" warning, I successfully installed Debian and Ubuntu side by side. No problem, no boot warning, no mess with grub, everything ok. But yesterday I decided ...
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HDD partitions disappeared overnight

Can a HDD reset itself over night and the 2 partitions it had become one with the info on both partitions combining on it?
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Unable to Copy from E partition

I am stuck in weird issue. I moved my images from my phone to a folder in Windows 8's Partition E:/. Now i am trying to move back to my Phone/Flash Drive/Other Partition/Other Machine(via Sharing ...
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Replacing a running Linux root filesystem

I'm trying to come up with a bash-scriptable method of replacing the root filesystem on a running PC. The system uses a MBR partitioned disk with an ext4 rootfs and a swap partition, unfortunately it ...
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How to package linux os on a hard disk for another computer?

I want to give my friend a hard disk with a Linux operating system for his/her unused computer. Using unetbootin, I tried to install a bootable iso on my hard disk in one small partition and then I ...
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BIOS hangs when SATA drive is attached, works with hotplug

The American Megatrends BIOS (latest version as of manufacturer) of a Shuttle XPC SH87R6 hangs at the very beginning (not even showing the CPU type) whenever a WD 3.0TB SATA harddisk is attached. It's ...
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Install grub raid1 & lvm

I have installed an Ubuntu Linux on a machine where there was a RHEL (from Dell) At the end of the installation I got a message that GRUB2 could not be installed. So I booted into a Live Linux (from ...
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Adding persistence to multiboot USB made with YUMI

I recently made a multiboot USB with YUMI. I've only put the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Kali on it so I can use the stick on systems that run either a 32 bit or 64 bit OS. I actually have a macbook ...
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How to get correct partitioning without“.img” file?

I had an image file which I wrote to a micro sd card(for the Raspberry Pi). However, I deleted the .img file when I was done, thinking I would not need it again. Then I decided I wanted a new image on ...
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Cross Platform Disk Encryption between Arch and Windows [on hold]

I recently got a job working in the health care industry which would require me to encrypt my drive. My setup is as follows: 500gb Windows 7 NTFS partition, mounted to /mnt 150gb Arch ...
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External USB disks and logical sector size

I have a WD Green 3.0TB in an external USB enclosure. I wanted to replace the disk with a Green 6.0TB. The USB enclosure is usually connected to a device that only understands FAT32 and MBR, so ...
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Windows won't install

I want to install Windows XP, but this shows up and I can not go further. I have one hard disk. It is split up in two partition. One is primary and is full of documents. The other is logical. I ...
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Create a Windows bootable partition on external hard drive with multiple partitions (FAT32, MAC OS Extended, ExFAT) on a Mac

On my external hard drive, from Disk Utility, the 1st partition is FAT32, 2nd is Mac OS Extended, 3rd is ExFAT. I want to use the FAT32 partition to boot on another machine to install Windows on this ...
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OS X only boots from redundant installer: how to instruct to use internal drive

I installed OS X Mavericks on a external hard drive. This caused a problem I did not anticipate: I can no longer boot from the internal Yosemite installation. How can I instruct OSX to boot from my ...
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How to recover data from ubuntu when unable to load

Recently, I upgraded my desktop hardware to i3 4th gen processor, ram, motherboard and new SSD. I had ubuntu installed earlier on 320GB HDD and I've installed a fresh windows 8 OS on new 120gb SSD and ...
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How to move bootloader from hard drive to usb stick

I've decided to move my Debian bootloader and /boot from hard drive to usb. I'm using LUKS to crypt my hard drive and the bootloader is the only not crypted partition. How can I easily do this? I ...
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Why is my root partition displaying as full in gparted?

I know a little about file systems but not very much. I only have a general idea of what LVMs are, although apparently that is what I am using as my root partition. I have a single 1TB hard drive in ...
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How to dual-boot Fedora and Windows 7 Pro on X220?

I have a kind of simple question, but I past the last 3 days trying to find a full guide for this, and every one that I tried was saying something different. My question is: How do I install Fedora ...
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What is this Recovery Partition for on a fresh installation of Windows 10?

I installed Windows 10 Preview on a fresh SSD and noticed that there is a tiny 450MB Recovery Partition at the end of C: (Ignore the Extended partition containing F:, as I added that myself ...
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Partition configuration for dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7 in separate partition

Partitions: MBR 100 MB (Primary) C: Windows 7 100 GB (Primary) D: 35 GB (Logical) E: 280 GB (Logical) Unallocated 50 GB (free) ...
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Windows Boot Partition keeps changing

Situation: The system reserve partition keeps getting the drive letter C:\ on a reboot and the C:\ becomes D:\ causing the Windows 7 machine to not boot up. If I go in and manually change drive ...
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Does putting virtual machines in separate partition affect performance?

I have a 500 GB HDD in a laptop. I partitioned it into two drives so I could leave the C drive for windows and the other drive E for virtual machines. I run CrystalDisk benchmark on the C drive and ...
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Can Windows 8 and 7 be installed on the same UEFI computer?

My system has UEFI, and I want to install both Windows 7 and 8 on a large drive formatted for GPT (I want to also install a few other operating systems, and I need more than 7 partitions). After ...
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Partition size from “df -h ” vs “fdsisk -l”

Partition size using "df-h" Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 19G 17G 516M 98% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev ...
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Restore HDD state after making it all one partition

While I was trying to copy windows installation from ISO file to a USB Disk using "WinToFlash" software, I accidentally choose one of my partitions "I had three Partition, I choose the third (E:/)", I ...
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How to creat a dual boot system with umbutu 14.04.2 LTS and win 7

I'm trying to create a dual boot system with win 7 (already installed) and Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I've shrunk the partition and formatted. I seem to remember reading somewhere about needing 2 partitions ...
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How can I know which partition is EFI system partition?

I want to install ArchLinux from working dual-boot system. There's one step where I got stuck: # Mount the EFI System partition with: sh-4.3# mount /dev/sdaX /mnt/boot/efi I ran fdisk -l ...
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Convert Hard Disk from Dynamic to Basic ( Windows 7, 32bit)

I need to install Ubuntu with Windows 7 ( Dual boot) in my system. I want to convert my partition from Dynamic to Basic. I wanted this to be a data loss less procedure and I have tried all 3rd party ...
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External hard drive re-formatted for mac (FAT32) but not working on windows

I have a 2TB external hard drive, that I originally bought to store all my files from my old (Sony VAIO vista) laptop, as my new (Macbook pro) doesn't have as big a storage capacity. It was working ...
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Recover a HDD partition after use of Win32DiskImager

I wanted to copy a image to one of my SD cards using Win32DiskImager. But I clicked too fast and it written to one of my external harddrives instead of my SD drive, so I disconnected as fast I could ...
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Why Apple SSD SM0256F S.M.A.R.T. not supported?

I bought a MacBook Pro with Retina Display MGX82 with an Apple SSD 256, but in the system information the SSD drive has the status S.M.A.R.T. status set as being “Not Supported.” Why? Full system ...
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merged ntfs partitions, missing “Program Files” directories

Nowhere can I seem to be able to find how to resolve this situation in-place. What happened: Before, C: ~= 90GB, freshly installed Win 8.1 Enterprise, 64bit D: ~= 880GB, also ntfs. Mainly for data ...
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Can't see Linux fdisk created GPT disk partitions in Windows 7 (64-bit)

I just added 2 new disks (only for data, no OS booting) and had them set up equally with GPT and equal partitions, to use the partitions as RAID1 in Arch Linux, and the rest of the storage for ...
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Access truecrypt encrypted data from hdd of broken laptop

I am trying to obtain data from my previous laptop which is broken. Part of the data was not backed up at the time the laptop broke down. The hard drive is still functioning properly and I can ...
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gparted live CD won't move/resize unmounted partition

GParted live will not allow me to resize/move partition /dev/sdb5: No other windows (such as error dialogs) appear. The partition is part of a RAID device, but I stopped all raid devices before ...
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“The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors”

I have been trying to fix my computer for a while now, but I haven't been successful. I think I've tried all the options offered on the internet, and I haven't been able to fix my computer. I have an ...
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Mirror new HDD with old (raid 0) HDDs

So after fighting every day with my slow 3TBx2 Raided HDDs I decided to get a new one that's just 4TB (as I don't use more than 2TB currently). It's a WD Black HDD that looks really promising. ...
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Win7 x64 UEFI install error

I bought a Grundig 1452 b1n2 Laptop. It had Win8 x64 (2GB RAM, very slow) I decided to install Win7 x86 via USB (no DVD drive on the laptop). After some struggle with the BIOS I managed to boot into ...
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Why are some files unmovable when shrinking a partition in Windows

From TechNet: When you shrink a partition, certain files (for example, the paging file or the shadow copy storage area) cannot be automatically relocated and you cannot decrease the allocated ...
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How do I resize the main partition of my newly created ubuntu server 14.04 [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu server and still pretty mystified by all the scripts and such. I have been reading different things available on the web and have successfully created my server and have several ...
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with an encrypted hard drive, how can I add more space to /boot

Since the last kernel update, I have been unable to install any other packages because /boot is full : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/Temoin--vg-root ...
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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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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 ...